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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 23

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CELEBRATING A LONG AWAITED MOMENT — Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group members, past and present, were joined by other local dignitaries Saturday to officially open the Kendal and Anna Ham Recreation Sports Complex. The ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off the

comprising tar sands oil are heavier than conventional crude, the residual effects of any pipeline leaks would be “devastating,” Morse said, because the oil would sink down into the leaf bed once the benzene or propane that it’s mixed with for transport has evaporated. The spill would naturally migrate into the oxbows and backwaters. The only way to clean the spill is by stripping off all trees and other groundcover, then removing the soil and replacing it with clean soil, using chemical processes that require enormous amounts of energy, Morse said. “The traditional usage of that river valley will be damaged for generations, and there’s a good possibility the Atlantic salmon would never recover,” he said, referring to one of the river’s most prized resources. Jon Chappell, one of TAR SANDS, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen have created a new Waste Water Division within the Public Works Department as a first step toward becoming more organized and preparing for future expansion of the downtown sewer system. The vote followed a recommendation by the Waste Water Committee to have a designated person within town government they can work with, who would oversee all operational aspects of the 73-user system and the ordinance that governs it. The Waste Water Division will be staffed by a licensed sewer system operator who would act as the Sewer System Superintendant and report to Jim Kidder, director of public works. The person filling the full time position would spend much of the spring, summer and fall work hours working on sewer operations. During the winter, the person would perform other public works duties as needed. For years, the town has relied on Bridgton engineer George Sawyer, who designed the system, to provide oversight. Over the past year the town also enlisted Wright-Pierce Engineering to help resolve questions over the extent of inflow and infiltration into the system, and what steps need to be taken to repair those weaknesses. No decision has been made on who will serve as superintendant of the new division, but the board is hoping to hire someone as soon as possible. Once that person is in place, Sawyer has said he will step back from his role as the town’s contract engineer, according to Selectman Chairman Paul WATER, Page A

FRYEBURG — Voters will face several choices when they go to the polls on Tuesday, June 11. They will decide: Who will be their representatives? Fryeburg has contested races for a seat on the Board of Selectmen, as well as the SAD 72 School Board. Incumbent Richard Eastman is being challenged for a three-year seat by former selectman Cliff Hall. For SAD 72 school director, the race is between incumbent Anne Trumbull along with Cindy Alden and Christopher Mattei for two three-year seats. Who will enforce the law? Residents will express their view as to whether to keep the Fryeburg Police Department or disband the local law enforcement agency in favor of Oxford County Sheriff’s Department coverage.

The question was posed as the result of a citizens’ petition. At a public hearing on the issue, many residents voiced support to keep law enforcement control “local” by retaining FPD. There would be some cost savings by switching to the county. To keep similar coverage, the town would likely opt to a five-man plan. Sheriff Wayne Gallant said current FPD officers could join his department, if they met entry criteria. By hiring local officers, a concern regarding having “familiar” faces on patrol in Fryeburg would be eased, Sheriff Gallant said. The warrant contains two articles, one asking whether to disband the FPD. If the article is approved, then voters would be asked to raise money for the sheriff’s department. Will the Fryeburg Water District remain “active” or QUESTIONS, Page A

celebration, which went through the day, including youth sports games. Pictured left to right are: Paul Hoyt, Scott Finlayson, Lisa VonHasseln, Jon Evans, Laura Ordway, Bruce Chalmers, Bill Macdonald, Lyn Carter and Larry Carter. More photos on Page 2A. (Rivet Photo)

Foes: Tar sands transport not worth risk By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Voters in four western Maine towns — Bridgton, Harrison, Otisfield and Bethel — will decide next week whether to formally oppose any future plans by the Portland Pipeline Company to transport tar sands oil from Canada to Portland. Leading up to the vote, oil industry officials have mounted an all-out campaign to convince voters that tar sands oil, or diluted bitumen, poses no greater environmental risk than conventional crude oil — and that Portland Pipeline’s impressive safety record over the past 50 years has earned them the right to stay competitive in today’s energy marketplace. The campaign has emerged following passage of anti-tar sands resolutions at earlier town meetings in Waterford, Casco and Raymond. Both Bridgton and

Harrison will vote by referendum on Tuesday, June 11. Bridgton’s resolution has already been written; in Harrison, voters will give their selectmen authority to “issue a resolution stating their concerns and opposition to any form of processed tar sands being piped through the Town of Harrison.” Bethel’s June 12 Town Meeting will consider overturning the anti-tar sands resolution voters passed in February, with its petitioners arguing that the vote was unfair because pipeline officials weren’t allowed to speak. Also, they say, the resolution was passed at a special town meeting rather than the more widely-attended annual Town Meeting. Statewide, the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee recently rejected imposing a moratorium on tar sands oil transport, reasoning

in part that such a move could conflict with federal law. And nationally, a draft report on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries has found that “oil sands are no different than conventional crude oil” in terms of safety risks. However, a final ruling has yet to be issued. Last week, Portland Pipeline officials gave a detailed Powerpoint presentation in Otisfield, with particular emphasis on the company’s rigorous pipeline maintenance and monitoring programs. But in Bridgton, it was supporters of the antitar sands resolution who held sway, sparring with the pipeline’s marketing consultant Dan Demeritt, the only person attending who spoke in favor of tar sands oil transport. Risks outweigh benefits Earl Morse of Waterford

began the two-hour discussion by saying that the Portland Pipeline was constructed as a wartime emergency during World War II to deliver crude oil from Portland to Montreal, Canada. Unfortunately, the shortest route also takes the pipeline through some of the most environmentallysensitive areas in Maine and Vermont, he said. That’s certainly true in terms of the Crooked River, he said, a Class AA “pristine” river which has an abundance of “permanently flooded oxbows and backwaters” along as much as 80% of its 50-mile length. “The Portland Pipeline has a pretty good safety record, I have to say,” said Morse. But there have been spills — around 1,000 barrels in 1960, near a Waterford pumping station, and another 1,000-gallon spill in 2003 in Harrison. Because the molecules

Loon Echo asks for Casco help By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Two years ago, the Town of Casco was one of the first major donators to the land-conservation project to purchase for public access a 27-acre parcel on Hacker’s Hill. The mountain is located off Quaker Ridge Road in Casco. At that time, residents voted to put $75,000 toward the Hacker’s Hill Campaign, which was being handled by Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT). On Wednesday during Casco Town Meeting, residents will decide whether or not to dedicate another $25,000. According to the Warrant Article 17, that money would come from a fund already set aside for land preservation purchases. LELT’s Executive Director Carrie Walia hopes that residents will continue their conservation-minded actions, and back the Hacker’s Hill purchase with another sum of money. “Casco residents overwhelmingly supported contributing to the Hacker’s Hill project in 2011 when the campaign had just begun. Their gift fueled the start of the project; now we are at the tail end and need their support once more,” Walia said.  “I call this a community-inspired project since dozens of Casco families came to Loon Echo and asked us to save ‘the Hill’ from a private sale and eventual closure. Loon Echo had always wanted to see the land protected, but our board didn’t believe it had the means to do so until we saw the wave of public support in late 2009 through 2010,” she said. Loon Echo, which serves as a steward of the multiuse public land, completed the purchase in July 2012 by taking out a one-year mortgage. “The repayment on that mortgage is due in July,” Walia said. “The town’s contribution would pay off the mortgage balance,” she said. “Thankfully local families and businesses, most recently Hancock Lumber and Migis Lodge, have stepped up with generous contributions to pay down this debt,” she

Loon Echo Land Trust Executive Director Carrie Walia enjoys the view from Hacker’s Hill in mid-May while her two-month-old son, Grayden, rides along in a front pack. (Photo Courtesy of Carrie Walia) said. “But the last bit is tough to find, so we’re really leaning on Casco to save the day,” Walia said. That is one of the decisions that will be made at Town Meeting, which will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the HACKER’S DEBT, Page A

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EMOTIONAL MOMENT — Lyn Carter of Casco hugs her daughter, Jan, at the dedication of the Laurie Carter-Bergen Softball Field. Laurie, Jan’s twin, died a short time after giving birth to her daughter, Kayla (pictured below). Parents Lyn and Larry Carter continue to fund raise for the field bearing their daughter’s name.

UNVEILED — Above, Kyan (left) and Quinn Macdonald unveil the field sign at the Roger and Mary Macdonald Field; (left) Bob Macdonald tossed out the first pitch; (above) Tux Burke of Naples sang the National Anthem. (Rivet Photos)

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Howell Lab earns national honor The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Howell Laboratories, Inc.® of Bridgton as its 2013 Subcontractor of the Year for Region I (New England). The announcement was made by John Shoraka, associate administrator of the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development for the SBA. Winners from each of the 10 regions are nominated for the National 2013 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, which will be announced during National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C. This year makes the 50th anniversary of the event recognizing outstanding small business owners for the personal successes and contributions to our nation. There are approximately 1.3 million small businesses in the New England Region. Howell Laboratories was nominated for the SBA award by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) after being selected as BIW’s 2012 Small Business of the Year from the approximately 1,200 small businesses that support BIW’s facilities and Prime Contracts. In his nomination, Joey Theriault, BIW Small Business Liaison Officer, cited Howell’s “competitive pricing and performance to schedule on several key major equipments on both the DDG 51 and DDG 1000 programs.” David Allen, president and chief executive officer of Howell Laboratories, commented, “Each of these awards is a great honor by itself. New England is home to some of the finest, most innovative small businesses in the country and Bath Iron Works has long been recognized as a standard of excellence in the shipbuilding industry.” Howell Laboratories, Inc.® is an employee-owned company located in Bridgton. It manufactures a broad range of air and water products designed for shipboard applications and its equipment can be found on every major class of Navy ship since its founding in 1964. Howell’s Shively Labs Division manufactures broadcast antennas and related equipment for the FM radio industry. It has been supplying broadcasters around the world since 1963 and was awarded the 2012 SBA Exporter of the Year Award for the State of Maine.

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HOSPITAL GEMS — (Left to right) Bridgton Hospital GEMS Recognition Presentation recipients were Deborah Guptill, Melissa Douglas, Doreen Carpenter and Paula Cox.

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agreed to create a plaque set in a stone on the property. The plaque would honor the local veterans to whom the Memorial School was dedicated. During last summer’s Town Meeting, residents approved putting the fate of the Memorial School in the hands of the selectmen. However, the Catch-22 is that there was not enough money set aside for demolition costs. So, the issue is going to back to the property-owning residents.

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able criteria, and promote the retention and recruitment of highly motivated professionals committed to excellence. Ms. Cox was recognized at the Diamond Level. Ms. Cox is a secretary for nursing and plant operations. Ms. Guptill and Ms. Carpenter were recognized at the Sapphire Level. Ms. Guptill and Ms. Carpenter are patient services representatives in Bridgton Internal Medicine. Ms. Douglass was recognized at the Ruby Level. Ms. Douglass is a LPN, clini-

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Bob Calileo, a resident living off Harbor Road, keeps checking the weather forecast. The next rainstorm or thunderstorm could destroy the private road that he lives on. This could be prevented if the ditch dilemmas on town-owned Gore Road could be solved, he said. Already this spring (as happened late last fall), water runoff and debris from Gore Road has been negatively impacting Harbor Road. It is only a matter of time before the culvert is plugged again, and the money the property owners’ association spent goes down the drain, Calileo said. He said the current situation adds to his frustration because it could turn into a repeat of what happened last November. According to Calileo, in mid-November 2012, a contractor hired by the town to improve the shoulders on Gore Road had “removed the riprap with a backh-e and hauled everything away. All we had on both sides of Gore Road was just plain dirt in the ditch.” “It started raining. I drove to the town hall several times, and talked to the secretary,” he said. DILEMMA, Page A


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Items appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, May 28 12:11 p.m. Police checked the gazebo area off Frances Bell Drive, near Stevens Brook Elementary School, after receiving a report of a suspicious male “wandering” in the area. 1:28 p.m. A 2009 motorcycle, operated by Raymond N. Stanford, struck a deer while traveling near the intersection of North High Street and Sweden Road. 2:26 p.m. Police were asked to be in the presence of a cable TV technician, who was attempting to remove cable service at an “angry” client’s Mitchell Lane residence. 3:22 p.m. No injuries were reported in a collision involving a 2013 Kia Optima, operated by Laurence R. Stevens, and a 1992 Chevy Astro, operated by Scott A. Edwards, at the intersection of Harrison

Road and Meadow Street. 4:16 p.m. A South Bridgton Road resident reported that a teenage girl had left the premises three hours earlier and had not returned. 9:40 p.m. Following a single-vehicle accident on North High Street, Tammy L. Chapman, 24, of Bridgton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officers Mac McCormick, Buddy Richard and Todd Smolinsky. Chapman was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Thursday, May 30 12:35 a.m. Robert J. Hill, 20, of Greene was summonsed for speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia by Bridgton Police Officer Mac McCormick following a stop on Portland Road. 2:52 p.m. Benita R. Preo, 41, of Conway, N.H. was arrested on warrants for unpaid fines for assault and disorderly conduct by

Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones following a stop on Portland Road. Ms. Preo was released on bail. 2:58 to 4:58 p.m. Police issued three summonses and two verbal warnings to motorists failing to wear seatbelts. 9:16 p.m. A South High Street resident filed a noise complaint. Friday, May 31 6:57 p.m. Matthew S. Cummings, 26, of Bridgton was charged with violating conditions of release by Bridgton Police Officers Phillip Jones and T.J. Reese following an incident on Cross Street. Cummings was released on bail. 6:57 p.m. Robert H. Avery, 26, of Bridgton was arrested at a Cross Street location on a warrant for unpaid fines by Bridgton Police Officers T.J. Reese and Phillip Jones. Avery was released on bail. 8 p.m. Nicholas O. Allen, 20, of West Paris was summonsed for possession of

marijuana by Bridgton Police Officer Mac McCormick following a motor vehicle stop on Portland Road. Laci J. Derosier, 22, of South Paris was also summonsed for possession of marijuana. 8:24 p.m. A caller asked to speak with an officer regarding the theft of medication. 9:25 p.m. A 2003 Volkswagen Golf, operated by Melissa C. Sulloway, struck a deer on Portland Road, near the Morning Glory Diner. Saturday, June 1 12:26 a.m. Subjects fishing at Woods Pond Beach were asked to leave the area (beach was closed). 10:53 a.m. A landlord asked for police assistance to serve an eviction notice to a tenant, who refused to answer the door. 12:55 p.m. Neil R. Severy, 38, of Bridgton was summonsed for operating a motor vehicle after suspension by Bridgton Police Officers T.J. Reese and Josh Muise following a stop on North High

On the Fryeburg Police Department log These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Sunday, May 19 3:44 p.m. Police investigated an assault complaint at a Main Street location. 9:08 p.m. A motor vehicle accident occurred in front of Frye Hall on Main Street. Monday, May 20 1:52 p.m. Police checked the walking trail on Main Street in response to an ATV complaint. 9:03 p.m. Responding to a disturbance complaint at a Smith Street residence, police charged Danikah M. Wesleydyer, 26, of Fryeburg with disorderly conduct, loud and unreasonable noise, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, physical force. Tuesday, May 21 6:15 p.m. Danielle L. Marshall, 38, of Pascoag, R.I. was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence following a stop on Portland Street. Thursday, May 23 3:35 a.m. Police responded to a burglary at a Smith Street location. 11:40 a.m. A juvenile problem at the middle school was investigated.

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1:12 p.m. A report was taken regarding an alleged assault. Friday, May 24 2:08 a.m. Police investigated a theft at a Main Street location. Saturday, May 25 7:17 a.m. Police handled a drug complaint on Menotomy Road. 10:20 p.m. Todd G. Walker, 18, of Brownfield was charged with altering a vehicle after inspection following a stop on Main Street. Wednesday, May 28 2:07 p.m. Police charged Donald S. Davidson, 56, of Fryeburg with assault and criminal trespass and Roland J. Mulherin, 25, also of Fryeburg, with assault following an alleged incident on North Fryeburg Road. 5:44 p.m. Police investigated a criminal mischief complaint on Swan Falls Road. Thursday, May 29 3:19 p.m. A motor vehicle accident occurred on Cornshop Road. 5:15 p.m. Police were called to “restore the peace” involving unwanted subjects at a Main Street location. POLICE LOG, Page A BUILDING 40+ YEARS IN THE LAKES REGION AREA

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(Continued from Page A) become “inactive?” Eight years ago, the Fryeburg Water District was formed by a vote of the customers of the Fryeburg Water Company for the primary purpose of having in place a “legal structure,” which could purchase the Fryeburg Water Company if its private owners decided to sell. While the Water District has trustees, it has no authority or responsibility over the Fryeburg Water Company or the use of water in Fryeburg — that is the total responsibility of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, accord-

ing to longtime trustee Dick Krasker. To keep the district “active,” Krasker says it costs about $1,000 each year to pay for elections, advertising for the election and annual meeting, membership dues for Maine Rural Waters and other “housekeeping” costs. Those funds have been donated, sometimes by trustees themselves. With the town and other organizations losing revenues due to the tight economy, Krasker believes the $1,0000 could be put to better use, rather than on a board that ultimately “is occupying a seat.”

“We appreciate the gener- tion on how to proceed. osity of the residents of our Krasker emphasized that community, but feel a $1,000 “inactive” does not mean the a year expense for something Water District would be elimthat has no function is not a inated. While a bill would good use of funds,” Krasker be submitted to the Maine said. “Better that the funds Legislature to legally enter be aimed at fuel assistance, the inactive state, residents the food bank, rescue, after could simply seek a reversal, school education and a host at any time, to make the disof other far more pressing trict “active” once more if the community issues.” Water Company were to be At this time and into the placed up for sale. “foreseeable” future, the “An inactive status preFryeburg Water Company serves the District for when it is not for sale, according to is needed, but doing so at no Hugh Hastings II, represent- cost,” Krasker added. ing the private stockholders. Outgoing Water District Hastings made this intention trustee Scott Montgomery known to the Water District hopes voters will keep the in a letter on April 30, 2013. district active. So, Krasker supports plac“I strongly urge voters to ing the Water District in an keep the district active. The “inactive” state. Residents State of Maine gave the peowill cast a non-binding vote ple of Fryeburg a huge gift by (Continued from Page A) for either “active” or “inac- creating the district. It gives May and June are the most common months for these tive,” which will give the authorities and responsibilicollisions due to a combination of factors, including calving Water District Board direc- ties that can be great tools time, weather and salt. Cows give birth in May so will drive off yearlings that were born the previous May, leaving many young moose alone for the first time. “People should be careful all year, but May and June are The Bridgton Printery, in by the towns’ animal condefinitely the high points for car-moose collisions,” IFW 190 Portland Road Bridgton, trol officers. When space is Moose Biologist Lee Kantar said. “This is when you see is hosting an open house on available, Harvest Hills also immature moose wandering around, unsure of themselves,” Friday, June 14, from 11 a.m. accepts owner-surrendered Kantar said. “It’s not hard for them to get in trouble.” to 4 p.m. to benefit Harvest animals from all surroundAfter a winter of eating browse, moose often travel more Hills Animal Shelter in ing communities in Maine when the weather warms up and greens and other food Fryeburg. and New Hampshire and sources become available to them again. Sodium is also an Harvest Hills Animal will assist other shelters by important part of a moose’s diet, so moose are drawn to road- Shelter is a nonprofit organi- providing a safe place for sides where they can find salt run-offs. zation, which contracts with adoptable animals that would Nearly 90% of vehicle-moose collisions occur between 19 towns in western Maine otherwise be euthanized, or dusk and dawn, when moose move around more and when to accept neglected, stray and did not fit another shelter’s it is especially hard to see their dark coloring. A moose’s abandoned cats and dogs. admission policies. tall stature also means you won’t typically see their eyes These animals are brought The first 25 guests to illuminated in your car’s headlights as you sometimes do with deer. DOT officials caution that drivers who do see a moose in a roadway, should stop, stay in their vehicle and give it time to get away. SEBAGO — The Sebago Historical Society is happy to Vehicle-moose collisions can happen anywhere in the state. To minimize your chances of being involved in a colli- present John Ford Sr., author of Suddenly the Cider didn’t Taste so Good and This Cider Still Tastes Funny, on Sunday, sion with a moose, take these steps: June 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the historical society’s headquarters, • Reduce your speed after dark; 347 Convene Road, Sebago. John will be telling of his adven• Use high beams whenever possible; tures as a Maine State Game Warden and Waldo County • Drivers are also reminded to always wear a seat belt. Sheriff. John Ford Sr. dedicated 20 years of his life to the protection and preservation of our natural resources. He began his career in September of 1970, serving the state of Maine as a (Continued from Page A) District Game Warden assigned to the central Maine county 10 p.m. Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the of Waldo, in an area known as the Burnham-Unity district. Information Center. Upon his retirement, John was elected as Waldo County’s Saturday, June 1 AUTHOR, Page A 4:14 a.m. A motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Haley Town Road and Bull Moose Run. 4:30 p.m. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a River Street location.

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for the people who live here. It can and has done things that can benefit the town. Its sole purpose is looking after the water and district inhabitants’ concerns. Given the recent water issues in town and the simple fact water is so precious, it seems logical to want to keep this tool handy,” Montgomery wrote in a letter to the editor, which appears in this week’s edition. “The district has not had to pay any money to have the district active and with a little effort that can continue. The expense, time, effort and learning have been done and everything is in place. If the district goes inactive and sometime in the future the people want to bring it back, all the setup has to be done again. In effect, it will have to start over again and it would take many months and dollars to get it going again.”

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Bridgton candidate profile Ken Murphy is running unopposed for a seat on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen. • What (or who) inspired you to run for town office? KM. Nobody convinced me to run for office at any time, past and present. There comes a time in life when we have to give back. Staying involved keeps me motivated to see our town prosper and move into the future. I’m looking forward to working with our town’s residents. • With regard to issues of Conflict of Interest, how in your view does a local elected official balance their public role with their rights as a private resident and taxpayer? MURPHY, Page A

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Gore Road dilemma

(Continued from Page A) “Both sides washed down and came down to Harbor Road, where we had just done all this work,” Calileo said. The Sebago Harbor Association (SHA) had just spent $30,000 on Harbor Road. That work included waterrunoff mitigation such as culvert work, check dams, turnouts and 6-inch minus riprap (rocks) in the ditches as well as the paving of Harbor Road, according to SHA President Michael Lemelin. The riprap in the ditches was reinforced with extra anchorage as well, he said. The association worked in unison with Portland Water District (PWD), which supplied matching grant money for the erosion control work, he said. With winter fast approaching after the rainstorm in November, the association spent another $2,000 to repair the damage, he said. This week, with the latest

weather forecast, both Calileo and Lemelin were concerned that nothing would be done before the rain started falling. On Monday night, several members of the association brought their case to the Naples Board of Selectmen. Also accompanying the SHA members was certified soil scientist Albert Frick. The association strongly urged the town to make haste to temporarily divert water running off Gore Road — which would directly result in preserving the work done on Harbor Road. If not done, a future deluge of water carrying debris such as leaves and road sand could dam up the culvert and once again flood the private road. Additionally, the association urged the town to pair up with PWD to get a plan in place that mitigates erosion on Gore Road. Many of those who spoke suggested applying for a 50-50 grant through

To host author (Continued from Page A) Sheriff, an office which he held for many years. John is also an avid wildlife artist. John’s art has been produced and sold nationally in the form of the Sportsman’s Wildlife Calendar, which he produced for several years. These popular calendars were a big hit with many of the sporting enthusiasts that he served. He hopes his work will inspire those who enjoy the countryside to value the precious wildlife that inhabits the world around them. He also entertained through his column in a local Waldo County newspaper. All are welcome to join in and hear of his tales. He will have books available for purchase and autograph.

PWD, or checking with Cumberland County Water and Soil Conservation about grant opportunities. During an interview on Tuesday, Lemelin said, “I don’t see why the town hasn’t started the ball rolling on it. They could do $5,000 worth of erosion control work; and then, get a $2,500 reimbursement from Portland Water District.” Lemelin is at a loss to understand why Gore Road was not upgraded before the seven or eight town-owned roads that were improved in the past year. Calileo estimated about 300 homes are located off Gore Road from Lake House Road to Route 114. Within the boundaries of Sebago Harbor Association, there are about 100 parcels of property and 47 homes, he said. Because of the hazards and the number of people it serves, Gore Road should be top listed for upgrades to its ditches and surface, he said. “During the summer, with all the traffic, it’s terrible. During the winter, it’s scary,” he said. At Monday night’s meeting, Selectman Rick Paraschak said there are about 20 roads in town that have problems similar to Gore Road. Paraschak explained that the town might already lose from its roads budget $100,000 promised by the state in previous years. He reiterated that the limited budget poses a problem when taking care of

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all the major town roads in need of repair. Also during Monday’s meeting, Town Manager Derik Goodine agreed to put in place a short-term fix, one that would alter the flow of water off Gore Road. “This isn’t something I have only fixed once. I’ve done it year after year,” Goodine said, adding that the Gore Road “ditch was riprapped four or five years ago.” Goodine said the hill on Gore Road will always need maintenance, especially after storms. The long-term solution for Gore Road would be to change the crown of the road and create a “berm” that would change the flow of debris-carrying water, Goodine said. That resolution would require some road improvement money, but none has been earmarked for that project. According to Goodine, a short-term solution was in the works this week. “Actually a lot was done today (Tuesday.) But the interesting thing is when you don’t have a public works department, you can’t always call up your PW director and tell them, ‘Hey get there now,’” he

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wrote in an email. “In fact, at times it is hard to get someone to do it tomorrow, or in 48 hours. I have a few people that can often get to things in 24 hours,” he said. “I will be taking a shovel and will manually create diversion swales and try to knock down enough of the false ditch to guide water into turnouts until I can get contractor there to get the false ditch removed,” he said. The town’s next course of action will be to try to mitigate the problem and maybe resolve the matter, once and for all. He planned to consult PWD sketches for Gore Road. “As always I am committed to try and reduce the problem the best I am able to and with

consultation of many different parties — all with different ideas of what is the solution,” Goodine said. SHA President Lemelin said the homeowners on Harbor Road deserve something better than a Band-Aid on Gore Road. He suggested using more rocks to riprap the ditches. “Why keep Band-Aiding it? Fix it,” he said. “We would like the Gore Road problem fixed by the town so it doesn’t continue to wipe out our hill,” Lemelin told the selectmen. “We are not talking huge dollars to fix it, especially since Portland Water District has the erosion-control expertise and the grant money to help fix it,” Lemelin said.

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(Continued from Page A) residents can raise the amount more or less. “We try to keep flexible so town meeting has ultimate flexibility,” he said. “The finance committee’s ($35,000) recommendation is what they thought we would need,” Morton said. Also, during Town Meeting, residents will decide whether or not to adopt Casco’s mooring ordinance. While some language has been better defined to improve the ordinance, the mooring ordinance — including a fee to register moorings — has been in existence. In past years, the ordinance has not been enforced, according to Casco Code Enforcement Officer Don Murphy. The biggest outward change will be the establishment of a $10 fee to register all moorings, Murphy said. That will be addressed in Warrant Article 30. Articles 27 through 30 will address amendments to the Maine Zoning Ordinance. Those changes deal with more streamlined definitions of single home and duplex units as well as providing more understandable calculations for setbacks and structural footprints on parcels. Town Planner Jim Seymour explained the amendments during a May 14 public hearing. According to Morton, a couple budgetary items will likely evoke comments from the public. He expects the budget request from the Casco Public Library to be faced with community support and also people not wanted to raise the mill rate. “During finance committee meetings, there was some disagreement over the library budget,” he said, adding the majority voted to keep the budget increase at bay. The library asked “for more than what it was last year. Three years ago, the library had a big jump in its funding request. Then, the budget held steady for two years. They asked for a three-percent increase this year — mostly because of rising utility costs,” he said. “There was a lot of discussion, and it was all good discussion,” Morton said, adding he expect the same during Town Meeting. Another monetary request — which is new to the Casco Fire Department — will be for a stipend for a firefighter to be on duty at the station five days a week, Morton said. The Casco Rescue Department recently established pay for two rescue personnel to be available at the station from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The move was an effort to retain qualified help, and to improve response times, according to Assistant Fire Chief Holly Hancock. To preview a copy of the 2013–14 budget and the other warrant articles or watch video footage of past meetings, go to the town’s website,

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(Continued from Page A) Hoyt. Hoyt said the Waste Water Committee expressed the need for more consistency in record keeping, and that the new licensed operator would provide that. At Tuesday’s meeting, Committee member Glen “Bear” Zaidman said the town office does not have any record of the maps that Sawyer made when he designed the system that show the connection points of the main line to all of the buildings served by the system. It was suggested at the meeting that an existing town employee might be suitable for the position but would need to wait until this fall to become licensed, as required by the state. Zaidman said that because Sawyer designed the system, “he should get some consideration” to be the person heading up the Waste Water Division. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said that another compelling reason to have a point person on board now is that the town is preparing a request for proposals for future sewer system expansion. With a relatively small system such as Bridgton’s, he said, establishing a division within a town department is “more efficient and more cost effective” than creating another town department. It has the added advantage of leaving policy decisions still remaining in the hands of the board of selectmen, acting as the town’s Sewer Commissioners. “Given the system right now and the discussions at committee and board levels on major expansions, this is an important policy discussion,” Berkowitz wrote, in a memo recommending the creation of the Waste Water Division. “This is one of the most important policy decisions the chief elected officials make, as it establishes the tax base for the community. It is important, then, to ensure this decision rests ultimately with the authority of the chief elected officials, and not segregated or delegated out to another authority,” he said.

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Opponents: Tar sands transport not worth risk (Continued from Page A) the Bridgton residents who brought forward the Bridgton resolution, pointed out that the flow of oil had been reversed in both the case of a 2006 tar sands oil spill into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan and a much more recent tar sands oil

spill on March 29, 2013 in Mayflower, Arkansas If Portland Pipeline is granted a federal permit to transport tar sands oil — no applications are currently pending — then they will be reversing the flow in their pipeline as well. Chappell also said that only one more

(Continued from Page A) KM. If a public official has a conflict, he or she should recuse themselves from any votes on that subject. Conflict of interest is what all candidates should understand when they get in office. I feel very strongly that selectboard members should be involved in community activities and balance their time accordingly. • What would you like to focus your energy on if elected? KM. I’d like to team

up with commercial, recreational and environmental organizations to bring Maine-grown businesses to Bridgton. We need to clean up what we have here now in all areas of town, and become known as a “Business Friendly Town.” We also should collaborate with the Maine Department of Transportation to bring all our roads, sidewalks and bridges up to standards. • Anything else you’d like to say about your town? KM. Yes. Bridgton’s big-

section remains to be built of the pipeline from the Alberta tar sands reserve to Montreal. “The question is, where will it go from there?” said Chappell, noting the likelihood that Portland Pipeline will want to get into the tar sands oil market at that point.

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He also said that not all refineries in the United States are capable of processing tar sands oil for conventional use. Demeritt said Portland Pipeline has done an “impressive” job maintaining the integrity of both of the 18inch and 24-inch pipelines it owns. “Properly maintained, it can last indefinitely,” he said. Demeritt said flyovers are done weekly along the pipeline’s entire length to check for any signs of trouble. He wasn’t sure, however, in answer to a resident’s question, how often the pipeline route is inspected on foot. Morse said he and Harrison resident Bart Hague

gest challenge is our sewer system. Our infrastructure should be in place when we invite new startup businesses or current businesses to expand. Bridgton needs to produce a Master Plan of Action (long-range plan). When the Comprehensive Planning Committee completes their task, start working on the plan after the town votes on the final results. Bridgton’s image is (Continued from Page A) what we should always be Casco Fire Station. staying focused on for our Actually, Warrant Article future. 16 asks residents to first consider combining together two accounts: The Land Futures account, which has accrued interest, and the Open Space Preservation fund. Then, approval of Warrant Article 17 would funnel $25,000 toward the debt owed from the purchase of the Hacker’s Hill parcel. According to Dave Morton, the majority of the Casco Finance Committee was opposed to allocating the money. The finance comTHE NEW mittee’s vote, which was not to earmark the funding at this time, is recorded in the warrant article. PRESENTS A “The finance committee’s opposition was more that it wasn’t good time to be spending money. It was in opposition of the town at BRIDGTON ACADEMY CHAPEL spending more money, and the feeling was that the FRIDAY EVENING JUNE 14 town had done its share,” at 7 P.M. Morton said. 1T23 “No one said that the purchase was not a good idea. No one was against spending money for that purpose,” he clarified. “They just don’t think the town should be spending more money on the project,” Morton said. He did not recall individual comments or opinions. Meanwhile, the majority of the Casco Board of

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have walked along the route along Hague’s riverfront property, and are concerned to discover that the pipeline is not as deep in the ground in some places as it should be. Pipeline leaks happen most frequently at the joint welds, he said, and when the line is less than the four-foot depth necessary to avoid the frost line, it also is vulnerable to the jarring impact of recreational vehicles bouncing along the ground overhead. Demeritt said, “The challenge for the pipeline company is the market changes,” and that it cannot afford to wait two or three years for an environmental impact study to be done before making

a decision on tar sands oil transport. Morse was asked whether he would still oppose the transport of tar sands oil through the Portland Pipeline if an environmental impact study were done. He said, “Only if absolutely every other alternative” route was studied and deemed unfeasible. Not so for Sweden resident Wolfgang Duve, a retired engineer who, along with his wife, has taken an active interest in the issue. “Monkeying with this tar sands oil is a no-brainer,” Duve said. The costs are too great, both in terms of money and the threat to the environment.

Selectmen “thought it was an important purchase, and a good way to spend money in the fund,” he said. Neither the selectmen nor the finance committee members were unanimous in their decisions, he said. “This is kind of sending missed signals going to the voters. But, they will have an opportunity to discuss it at town meeting,” he said. Selectman Ray Grant sided with the finance committee majority — saying the town should not be relied upon to give more funding to the Hacker’s Hill project. “We made the commitment that we promised, and I thought Loon Echo was going to fund-raise the rest,” Grant said. He said the town has donated a total of $85,000, which includes the $75,000 approved at Town Meeting in 2011 and the $10,000 gifted by the Casco Fire Association, “which is still part of the town.” “We did more than our share for that commitment,” he said. Even though an additional monetary donation from the town will not affect the mill rate, Grant is financially cautious. “I would rather see the money going to something else. If we spend it, we would have to put that money back in. It is not

free money,” he said. “Loon Echo promised they would get the rest of the money. That is what they should be doing,” Grant said. “They should be honoring their own commitment, basically,” he said. Walia knows the fundraising is not over — even if the Town of Casco assists in paying off the mortgage. “Even after the mortgage is paid, we have a goal of raising additional funds to support a perpetual endowment to care for the property,” she said. “Thankfully our management costs have been kept to a minimum in our first year of owning (Hacker’s Hill) thanks to Conrad Hall, the former owner, and his longtime volunteer caretaker, Don Fowler. They are still active in the day-to-day care including opening the gate and mowing the fields — something that is invaluable to a nonprofit organization like Loon Echo Land Trust,” Walia said. “I invite anyone who is against this warrant article to spend an hour sitting on top of (the mountain) in quiet contemplation. It is the most freeing feeling to be there as the breeze brushes through the pine trees,” Walia said. “It’s really the best view in all of Southern Maine,” she said.

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Arts & Entertainment

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Beatles tribute at Deertrees

HARRISON — Beatles for Sale, a New England Beatles tribute band, has announced it will return to Deertrees Theatre in Harrison on Saturday, July 6 at 8 p.m. This show has sold out each time for the past three years. All ages are welcome. Tickets are available now at the Deertrees Box Office. For more information, go to or call the box office at 5836747. Beatles for Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no offstage musicians or pre-programmed tracks — everything you hear is performed completely live. More information on the band can be found at www. BEATLES FOR SALE members (left to right) Dan Kirouac, Joe Budroe, Mike “Mingo” Christian, Dennis Cummins and Steve Caisse return to Deertrees Theatre in Harrison for a show on Saturday, July 6. Tickets are on sale now.

Fiber arts workshop in Brownfield BROWNFIELD — If you would like to treat yourself to a good time without investing in big travel expenses how about taking a workshop or two at the Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshop weekend, June 21-23, at the Brownfield Community Center. Students come from all over New England and several other states to enjoy the three-day event. This is a terrific opportunity to learn something new, to improve rusty skills or to further expand those you already have. Drawing upon some very talented fiber artists living in the surrounding area and bringing in others from away who are well known in the fiber arts world, organizers have compiled a list of 35 interesting workshops. Workshops are varied and class size is small enabling you to immerse yourself in fiber pursuits each day under the guidance of these knowledgeable instructors. There will be an exhibit of instructors’ work and ample opportunity to see what other students are doing during breaks. The Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops is a three-day event running Friday through Sunday. There

are half-day classes and fullday classes. You don’t have to sign up for the whole weekend. You can take just one class or as many as six classes — sign up only for the classes you want to take. Students are invited to gather before the morning session over refreshments to meet each other and the instructors and to view the exhibit of work on display. There is an hour lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions and students are welcome to stay after classes to visit and talk with the instructors. Once again, the ladies from Soldiers Memorial Library in Hiram will be providing a delicious in-house lunch. Classes include Basket Making, Bookbinding, Twined Knitting, Twisted Stitches of Austria, Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting, Knitting the Leftie Scarf, Friendship Slippers, Needle Felted Animal Pins, Natural Dyeing, Working with Angora, Waldorf Dolls, Nuno Felted Scarves, Cobweb Felted Scarves, Malleable Felted Bowl, Jelly Roll Trivets, Multi-Media Folk Art Rug Hooking, Punch Needle Miniature Rugs, Knitted Log Cabin Rugs, Wool Jewelry Techniques,

Naples concert series The Naples Summer Sunday Concert Series is gearing up for another great season, with many favorite local performers offering everything from country music to rock ’n’ roll. All concerts are held on Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green. What follows is the schedule as it now stands. For more information, contact Dea Dea Robbins at 693-3408. • June 30 — German band. • July 7 — Tux Burke, mostly country music by a music association award winner. • July 14 — Sixty-plus Band, swing band, 1940s and later music. • July 21 — Vicki Lee, upbeat country and gospel music. • July 28 — Jose Duddy, oldies but goodies by a national award winner who performs at the Fryeburg Fair. • Aug. 4 — Terry Swett & Friends, excellent musician, performs variety of music. • Aug. 11 — Lighthouse Jubilee Singers, 1950s-60s and gospel. • Aug. 18 — Stevie Cee and The Mrs., variety of country and rock ’n’ roll. • Aug. 25 — Lola Lee & The Country Bandits

Pancake breakfast to benefit fireworks

FIBER ARTS WORKSHOP will be held at the Brownfield Community Center June 21-23. Sign up today! Beginning Spinning, Mixing Color and Fiber at the Wheel, Plying Singles, Carding Textured Art Batts, Spinning Art Yarns, Locker Hooking, Making Bears, Weaving on a Weavette Loom, Inkle Weaving, Lucet Braiding, Wild Scrap Crochet Carpets, Fiber Folk Art Dolls, Tapestry

Weaving and Photographing Your Work. Full information about each class and Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts can be found on the website at where you will find a printable registration form. To register just print this form and send with your

check so it will be received before June 15. If you would like to inquire about registering for a class after that date please call 452-2687. Early registration is encouraged as classes are filling. It also will be possible to register for classes during the weekend if there are still openings.

Three service organizations are banding together to put on a Benefit Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 22, to raise money for Bridgton’s 4th of July Fireworks celebration. The breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, juices and coffee will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Oriental Lodge on Route 117. The Masons are working in cooperation with the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary and Bridgton Lions Club to put on the breakfast. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.

LRCT ‘Gypsy’ set to open June 21 By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Lake Region Community Theatre will present the Tony award-winning Broadway show, Gypsy, produced and directed by Mary Bastoni. The show will open on the stage at Lake Region High School on Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. Gypsy will run for six performances over two weekends. Show time is also at 7:30 p.m. on June 22, 28 and

29 and 2 p.m. on Sundays, June 23 and 30. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for ages 12 and under and may be purchased at Raymond Village Florist, Krainin Real Estate — Raymond and Naples, Casco Library, Naples Library, Bridgton Library, Hayes True Value Hardware, Books N Things, Norway and Papa’s Floral and Gifts, Fryeburg. The play revolves around

the emotionally-charged those efforts leave behind on story of a mother’s supreme all her relationships. sacrifices for her children Based on the memand the damaging fallout that GYPSY, Page B

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First Friday at Gallery 302

The watercolors of Maizie Argondizza will be on display at Gallery 302 now through June 20. The public is invited to a wine and cheese reception this Friday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. A native of Maine, Maizie has lived in the Portland area for many years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and a master’s degree at the University of Southern Maine. Her career as an educator spanned 36 years including classroom teaching, serving as a consul-

tant at the Maine Department of Education and directing the Student Teaching Program at the University of Southern Maine. Maizie has always had an interest in art and upon retirement began painting and drawing seriously. Studying with Polly Blythe Goss, she immersed herself in local classes and workshops with renewed energy, dedicated to the refinement of her painting technique. She loves the challenge of intricate pen and ink work and the surprises that FIRST, Page B

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‘Gypsy’ to open June 21 (Continued from Page B) oirs of burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, this great American musical follows Mama Rose’s dauntless efforts to push her oldest daughter, June, into vaudevillian child stardom, while second daughter, Louise, sinks into the background. After June leaves the nest, Rose pushes Louise into the spotlight and changes her name. Although the story describes the rise to stardom of Louise/Gypsy played by Joanna Clarke of Windham, the star of the musical is her mother, Rose, played by Anne Freeman Walker of Naples. (The part was originally played by Ethel Merman on Broadway.) Emma Walker of Naples will perform as June, while Eric Andrews of Conway, N.H. plays Herbie. Over 30 other local actors, some as young as 9, NEW MEMBERS — Beth Cossey, left, and Jodi Smith will dazzle you with their are two new exhibiting artists at Gallery 302 artists’ talents. cooperative. The production is an ambitious endeavor, packed full of scene and costume changes, choreography, tap dancing and vocal parts. Gypsy features familiar show tunes such as Everything’s Coming up Roses, Together

New artists at Gallery 302

Gallery 302, an artist’s cooperative, on Main Street in Bridgton is excited to welcome two “new” artists. Beth Cossey, a longtime wall artist and founding mother of the gallery, is presenting some of her newest work with gourds. Beth has carved, painted, sanded and varnished some exciting creations. Beth is a longtime resident of Bridgton, and very active in the Bridgton community. She has planned the gallery’s previous fish and loon auctions, and is now as industrious as ever, with her newest plan — the gallery’s Lobster Auction on Friday, July 12. Jodi Smith, of Nepenthe Farm in Lovell, is displaying Pysanky eggs. Jodi’s eggs are created by carefully applying melted wax onto a genuine egg and then dying with different colors. The process is repeated with each new color added. Jodi has more information regarding legends, symbols, and history of Pysansky at her exhibit. She has been using this ancient Eastern European method of egg dying for over 30 years, and both her mother and daughter share this art form with her. Jodi is delighted to be sharing her work with the Bridgton community. For more gallery information, visit Gallery 302 is a cooperative gallery with over 40 different artists. This year, they are celebrating their 10th year of business. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., or stop in at your convenience. Gallery hours for May and June are noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Stone Mtn. classics BROWNFIELD — Stone Mountain Arts Center has started a new classical music series, “A Little Classical Can’t Hurt” Music Series — a classical music concert that everyone can enjoy! “Classical music is just a genre of music like any other music. It has musicians who perform music. It’s that simple…but is it? If it isn’t, it should be,” said SMAC owner Carol Noonan. “I want to know the names of the players, I want to hear them talk, and relate to the audience, and I don’t want to read a program. I want my eyes up, not down. I want to enjoy the music without rules and with spontaneous outbursts of appreciation…like clapping…anytime!” In the 1800s, this genre of music was their rock ‘n’ roll…and they stood on chairs and cheered like they were at a rock show. Somehow over the centuries, the music became a bit elitist and is still unfairly thought of that way today... and that scares people off. But the music is so amazing, and there are still musicians learning and interpreting the music in new fresh ways. “We need to love this music, and seeing it live is the best way to do it. We guarantee this classical music won’t hurt — but please, no standing on the chairs,” Noonan said. First up this Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. is soprano Lisa Saffer, musical director pianist Sarah Bob, and host, owner Carol Noonan. These three friends will present an evening with classical performances that is top notch but also fun and accessible.

WORKING ON THEIR DANCE STEPS are “Gypsy” performers (left to right) Courtney Vail (Toreadorable), Joanne Clarke (Louise), Lydia Symonds (Toreadorable), Samantha Scarf (Electra), Taylor Cronin and Sarah Douglas (Toreadorables). (Wherever We Go), Small World, Some People, and Let Me Entertain You. Behind it all is the amazing production team of Mary Bastoni, director; Pam Collins-Stahle, choreographer; Janet Ver Planck, Lew Krainin and Jyselle Watkins, co-producers; Greg Harris, set builder; Michelle Brenner, costumes and Greg Watkins, lights and sound.

Before you go, enjoy dinner at one of these local restaurants when you show your ticket: 302 West Smoke House, Fryeburg, free homemade dessert with purchase of any entree. You can take it to go if you are too full; Tom’s Homestead 1821 Restaurant, Bridgton, 10% off each entree; Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, 10% off food only for ticket holder, does not

apply to beverages. A note to parents: The show has some racy material. Please visit www.lrctme. org for more information about tickets and dinner discounts. Gypsy is performed with permission from TamsWitmark Music Library, Inc. Norway Savings Bank and Hancock Lumber are the major sponsors.

The Fourth Wall begins June 20 NORWAY — “A.R. Gurney’s The Fourth Wall may not be one of his bestknown works, but it is certainly one of his funniest,” claims Tom Littlefield, director of the show. This spring performance of the Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association opens Thursday, June 20 at the Norway Grange, 15 Whitman Street, Norway, sponsored by New Balance and the Oxford Federal Credit Union. Considered Gurney’s “love letter to the theater,” the author uses the stage to explore, quite comically, one’s place in the world today. He sharpens his wit on such topics as cola wars, politics and even the very audiences who attend the plays. Characters are comically drawn with odd, quirky facets that inspire laughter, such as a player piano that starts playing Cole Porter tunes at the drop of a hat, causing the characters to sing along, adding to the madcap hilarity. Teresa Dyer is featured as the searching Peggy, Vin Brown

Actors rehearse for the June 20 opening of The Fourth Wall at the Norway Grange, 20 Whitman Street, Norway. as her bewildered husband Roger, Carol Jones as their New York friend, Julia, and Ed Baldridge as the college professor, Floyd. “The show is engaging and fun to watch from the opening lines to the final moment,”

Area Events Bridgton Fire Department recognition event

Everyone is invited to recognize past officers and firefighters who have served the Bridgton Fire Department on Friday, June 7 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Town Hall. There’ll be a live band, with finger sandwiches, a cash bar and ceremonial cake. For more information, call Bob Mawhinney at 647-8935.

says Littlefield. “Come and enjoy.” Performances will take place June 20-22 and 27-29 at 7:30 p.m., and June 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Opening night tickets are $5. Tickets for other performances are

$10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens 55 and up, and $8 for students 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased at Books N Things, 430 Main Street, Norway, or call 739-6200. For more information, visit

entertainment and a raffle to benefit Mother Seton House, Brownfield Food Pantry, The Dinner Bell and Shawnee Peak’s Adaptive Ski Program for Fryeburg students. The door prize will be a handcrafted item from a local artisan. Local artisans who would like to participate may call Ivy Jordan at Water’s Edge at 935-7455.

Italian Night Fundraiser in Waterford

WATERFORD — The community is invited to an evening of delicious Italian food and music on Friday, June 7, at the Wilkins House on Plummer Hill in Waterford Flat. The meal, consisting of many different kinds of lasagna, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage will be served at 6 p.m. First ‘Frye’day Art Walk There will be seating for 80 people so come early to get a FRYEBURG — Water’s Edge Gallery & Studio on the seat. Following the dinner there will be a presentation of corner of Main and Portland Streets in Fryeburg is again music under the direction of Katharine Fortuna, a music hosting its First “Frye”day Art Walk this summer from 2 teacher at the elementary schools. Katie has invited perto 7 p.m. The dates are June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 and Sept. 6. formers from around New England who will be donating Each art walk will feature local artisans, light refreshments, EVENTS, Page B

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RAFFLE WINNER — Fryeburg Fish & Game Association recently held a fundraising raffle for a Benelli Super Nova 12-gauge shotgun. Kevin Dubreuil was the winner of the shotgun. Pictured in the photo are (left to right): Bob Sanderson (FF&G), Kevin Dubreuil (winner), Vincent A. Pestilli (Benelli representative) and Jim Holt (FF&G). Songo Locks School. FMI: 653-6614. Sun., June 16 — Rubber Ducky Drop hosted by library, 1 p.m., Village Green. RAYMOND Sat., June 8 — Annual Plant and Bake Sake, 7-11 a.m., library. Sat., June 15 — Raymond Center Yard Sale Extravaganza, with pig roast, midway, clowns, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rte. 121. FMI: 892-4301. WATERFORD Fri., June 7 — Italian Night food and music fundraiser, 6 p.m., Wilkins House, Waterford Flat. Thur., June 13 — Waterford Historical Society annual meeting, 7 p.m., Old Town House, Keoka Lake. Sat., June 15 — Yard Sale, starts 8 a.m., Waterford World’s Fair Dance Hall. FMI: 743-9246. AREA EVENTS Thur., June 6 — Free osteoporosis scan, 1-4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center Osteoporosis Center, 12 High St., Lewiston. 795-2478. Fri., June 7 — TGIF Book Group, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, 10:30 a.m., No. Conway Library, No. Conway, N.H. Sat., June 8 — Shepard’s Farm Family Preserve Trail Cleanup by Western Foothills Land Trust, 8 a.m. to noon. FMI: 739-2124. Sat., June 8 — Chair Caning Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. Sat. & Sun., June 8-9 — Rally for Norlands, Civil War Reenactment, Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. FMI: 897-4366.

Sat., June 8 — Special program on lobsters, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Rte. 26, Gray. Sat., June 8 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, 1 p.m., Extenstion Center, Olsen Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 743-5009. Sat., June 8 — Sustainable Landscaping with Karen Harter, 1:30 p.m., Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram. Sun., June 9 — Friends of Soldiers Memorial Library, 4 p.m., 85 Main St., Hiram. Thur., June 13 — Jay Craven’s new film, Northern Borders, 7 p.m., The Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth, N.H. FMI: 603323-8504. Sat., June 15 — Trail Workshop, 8-12, Roberts Farm Preserve. FMI: 739-2124. Sat., June 15 — Relay for Life Fundraiser, all day, Gouin Athletic Complex, Alpine St., Norway. FMI: 583-2954. Sat., June 15 — Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Rd., Windham. FMI: 892-4217. Sat., June 15 — Benefit concert with Ed Gabrielsen of Stephen Foster music, 7:30 p.m., Norway Opera House. FMI: 739-6200. Sun., June 16 — Fun Dog Day by Responsible Pet Care, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oxford Fairgrounds. FMI: 744-9444.

Ongoing Weekly DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous,

noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park, Denmark (if rain Denmark Arts Center). Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, Every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends May 20. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAY Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Classes, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. Sebago Senior’s

Luncheon, noon, Sebago Church of the Nazarene. Prayer & Meditation Time, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beside Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5, starting June 5. Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 6475968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. “Mini Me” Storytime, for ages 2 and under, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., LEA, 230 Main St., Bridgton. Cope Group session, 68 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Square Dance Lessons by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club, Caller Ray Hilton, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050. Wood Carving Group, 79 p.m., Ice Rink building, be-


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BRIDGTON Thur., June 6 — General Computer Skills Class begins, runs on Thurs. thru June 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. Fri., June 7 — Wine & cheese reception, 5-7 p.m., Gallery 302, Main St. FMI: 647-2787. Fri., June 7 — Bridgton Fire Department recognition event, 5 to 10 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-8935. Sat., June 8 — Mural Painting Class for ages 10-18 with Nelle Ely, 1st of 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. Free. Sun., June 9 — Open House with bonfire, noon to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 33 So. High St. FMI: 647-3936. Mon., June 10 — Bridgton Lions Club, last meeting ‘till Sept., 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Tue., June 11 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. Tue., June 11 — R.E.A.C.H. meeting, 4 p.m., Community Center. Tue., June 11 — Harvest Hills meeting, 5 p.m., Community Center. Tue., June 11 — Community Gardens meeting, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Wed., June 12 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Respite care provided. FMI: 647-8154. Thur., June 13 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Fri., June 14 — Open House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgton Printery, 190 Portland Rd. Dog, cat food donations asked. Fri., June 14 — Lake Region Community Chorus Concert, 7 p.m., Bridgton Academy Chapel. Sat., June 15 — Travel Soccer registration for ages 7-13, 9 to 10 a.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. FMI: 653-6614. Sat., June 15 — Easy hike by Womanspace, to register call Linda, 523-0700. Sat., June 15 — Supper Concert, 5 p.m., South Bridgton Congregational Church. FMI: 647-3984. Sat., June 15 — “Roast Beast” Dinner & concert, 6 p.m., First Congregational Church, 33 So. High St. BROWNFIELD Fri., June 7 — Brownfield Rec meeting, 2 p.m., Community Center. Sun., June 9 — Brownfield Old Home Days planning meeting, 4 p.m., Community Center. Sat., June 15 — Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, 10 a.m., Community Center. Sat., June 15 — FatherDaughter Dance, Community Center. Sun., June 16 — Father’s Day Breakfast at Brownfield Masonic Hall, 7-10 a.m., for Brownfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. CASCO Sat., June 15 — Trash &

Treasure Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., library. DENMARK Fri., June 7 — Easy hike to Foss Mountain, Eaton, N.H. by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church (note new time). FMI: 756-2247. Sat., June 8 — Contradance, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. FMI: 625-2039. Mon., June 10 — Denmark Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., library, lower level. Fri., June 14 — Moderate hike to Bear Mountain, Waterford by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Fri., June 7 — First “Frye”day Art Walk, 2 to 7 p.m., Water’s Edge Gallery & Studio, Main & Portland Sts. Sat., June 8 — Rock ‘n Roll Sock Hop Dance, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. HARRISON Sat., June 8 — Public Supper, 5-6 p.m., VFW Post, Waterford Rd. Sun., June 9 — Harrison Historical Society 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1-4 p.m., museum, Haskell Hill Rd. FMI: 583-2213. Tue., June 11 — McAuley, Horan & O’Caoimh, Irish music, 7:30 p.m., Deertrees Theatre. Wed., June 12 — VFW & VFW Auxiliary meetings, 7 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Rd. Sat., June 15 — Summer Book Club, The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, 2 p.m., library. LOVELL Thur., June 6 — $ A Bag Sale, 10 a.m. to noon Mon., Wed., Sat., Thrift Shop, Lovell Church of Christ, Rte. 5. Thur., June 6 — Adult Book Discussion, 1 p.m., library. Thur., June 13 — Writing Group, 1 p.m., library. NAPLES Thur., June 6 — Read to Kendal the Library Dog, 6 p.m., library. Sat., June 8 — Lake Region Youth Football League Golf Tournament, 2 p.m., Naples Golf and Country Club. FMI: 693-6364. Sat., June 8 — Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Naples. Sun., June 9 — Potluck dinner & movie, 5 and 6 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, 25 Sebago Rd. Mon., June 10 — Travel Soccer registration for age 7-13, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Songo Locks School. FMI: 653-6614. Tue., June 11 —  Oz the Great and Powerful, 4 p.m., library. Wed., June 12 — 3rd annual Women In Maine Business Forum, 2-5 p.m., Camp Takajo. FMI: www. Thur., June 13 — Lego Club, 4-5 p.m., library. Thur., June 13 — Pajama Story Time, 6 p.m., library. Sat., June 15 — Travel Soccer registration for age 7-13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.,

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LRCC holding first concert June 14 Sing! Sing! Sing! That is what Lake Region Community Chorus members have been doing since April 2013. Now, they are excited to sing to you! The first Spring Concert will be held at the Bridgton Academy Twitchell Chapel on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. This free concert will have a variety of songs, like a spring bouquet. The 35-member chorus combines voices and instruments to perform songs like All Aboard, arranged by Jay Althouse, How Can I Keep From Singing? arranged by the chorus conductor Laurie Turley, to Look to the Day by John Rutter — and more. Lake Region Community Chorus looks forward to seeing you at the concert and enjoying refreshments at intermission. Do you enjoy singing? If so, please join them in September. For questions about the concert or chorus, please call Linda at THEY WILL SING FOR YOU — The newly-formed Lake Region Community Chorus will hold its first concert on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at Bridgton Academy’s Twitchell Chapel. 310-3234.

BCC offering mural painting The Bridgton Community Center has received a grant from the Maine Arts Commission to provide mural painting classes to youth and adults at the 15 Depot Street location. The theme of the project is Celebrating Traditional Arts. Two murals will be completed at the Bridgton Community Center through these classes taught by local artist Nelle Ely. The youth program will be displayed on the “playground” side of the BCC, and will augment the vision of the newly-planted children’s garden by the Gilroy Garden Initiative.  The youth project, which is free, will consist of three workshops on Saturdays, June 8, 15 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center. This is an excellent opportunity for 10 youth, from ages 10 to 18, to learn the fine points of mural painting.   The adult workshops will take place Wednesday through Friday, July 24-26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $40 fee for this project, which will be displayed on the BCC garage next to the community gardens. Expand your artistic experience with design and practical experience, while creating lasting folk art in the Depot Street revival.  To register for either of these programs, call 6473116. No experience is necessary for either of these great opportunities. Your contribution to the downtown will be highlighted at the Bridgton Folk Festival on Aug. 7.  As part of the National Endowment for the Arts, Folk and Traditional Arts Program, the Celebrate Traditional Arts program promotes innovative ways to support traditional culture and artists living and working in Maine.

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hind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White

Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library.

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OXFORD — Responsible Pet Care of Norway is holding a Fun Dog Day at the Oxford Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Norway Veterinary Hospital is the major event sponsor. All are welcome to come celebrate the family dog. There is no admission fee. A fundraising dog walk will kick off the day, to be followed by a Fun Dog Show, canine demonstrations and games. Vendors will fill the “Flea Market” with animalrelated products, artwork, and information. Food, ice cream and face painting will add to the fun. “Try It” stations will offer a dog and its owner the opportunity to try their hand at agility, tracking, and tricks. A sled dog experience will also be available. Sergei Bachkovsky, Maine’s own Dog Whisperer, will be on hand to talk with fair-goers and answer questions. Owner and director of the Dog Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary of Maine in Greene, he has been named best trainer in 2013 by Downeast Dog News. Demonstrations highlighting the day are Dog Obedience & Agility with Pat Ingersol of Moose & Me Dog Training, “Activ8” your heart with Lynda Knowlton, Dog Tracking with Sally Bradford, and Dog Tricks with Christle Alexander. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 9352333. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. Community Kettle, free supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. Chickadee Quilters, 7


Last year when the local animal shelter was closed, RPC contracted with the 13 neighboring towns to take in stray dogs. Originally an overcrowded cat shelter and in need of much repair, the group undertook the challenge of finding a more suitable building and location for the shelter. Through fundraising they have been able to purchase a larger and much more adequate building to meet the needs of the animals.

The cats and dogs have now been successfully moved into the new shelter and are settling in nicely, although fundraising continues to complete the inside dog kennel area. For more information about participating in the fundraising dog walk, contact or call 744-9444. Walkers can also print a copy of the RPC Dog Walk Sponsor Form by visiting www.RPC.petfinder. com/events or Responsible

p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302, Bridgton. AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. FRIDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Parents and Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center.

Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1-5 p.m., Harrison Town Office parking lot. Reading with Holly Dog, 3 p.m., Bridgton Library. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Womanspace, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. FMI: 523-0700. Bingo, early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Hall #6783, Lovell. Runs until Oct. 26. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,


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Depot Street parking lot across from Renys, Bridgton. Arts and Crafts Sale, Saturdays June 8-Aug. 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgton Community Center front yard. Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, all welcome, equipment provided free, 7 tables. FMI: 647-2847. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.

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A fun way to learn about safety, lake its nooks and rock areas and to give the youth of the area a skill they’ll always use. Fishing is for everyone, and you’re never too old to fish. Another Boater Safety Course will be held on July 27 in hopes that many of the summer folks and renters will take advantage of the chance to know Lake Kezar safely. On Sunday afternoon, the bell of the Old Brick Church rang out again. Silent for years, the ringing of the bell signaled a great accomplishment for the belfry restoration committee of the Brick Church of the Performing Arts. Roberta Chandler, a longtime member of the committee, was going to have the honor of ringing the bell, but because of the heat couldn’t come for the festivities. In her place, Joel Hardman did the honors for Roberta. To look up and see this part of the building in all its renewed glory was stunning. To celebrate this wonderful moment, the committee brought together the won-

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Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 derful voices and bell ringers that were such a hit at the Martin Luther King celebration. Under the direction of John Waldie of the First Congregational Church in Fryeburg, Jed Wilson of the Lovell United Church of Christ and Greg Huang Dale of Fryeburg New Church, the rafters of that old church rang with music. Other guests were The Praise Ringers from the Ridley Park Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania. All this wonderful concert music of both choirs and bell ringers was provided by the FCC Fryeburg Choir and Glory Ringers, the New Church Choir, the Lovell UCC Choir and Bell Ringers, the Coda Chroma quintet and The Four Gosbells. It was a wonderful afternoon even though it was very warm. In between, while different groups were setting up, the audience had a chance to sing some very old hymns, which was marvelous. Congratulations to the committee of The Brick Church for the Performing Arts; you’ve come a long way, baby. You might have noticed the board outside the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library notifying all that on Saturdays, in the back of the library, there will be a Farmers’ Market. The hours are 10 a.m. to noon. It’s suggested you park

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(Continued from Page B) watercolor offers. The gallery is filled with many lovely pieces of art and will be an exciting place this summer, with Art Classes offered in Classroom 302, and very unusual lobsters creatively decorated by gallery artists and members of the Bridgton Art Guild on display in anticipation of the Lobster Auction on July 12. All proceeds from the Lobster Auction will benefit the Bridgton Art Guild. Gallery 302 is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. FMI, call 6472787 or visit

interesting. Tickets are $20 per person and the event is open to the public. I recommend that these two events be marked on your calendar as a reminder. Have you ever wanted to do something childish when you’re 81 like me? Well, last Saturday after going to Curves, I went to Thriftway to pick up a few things. Entering the store, what did I see before me but this wonderful stretch of beautiful newly-waxed floor. All I could picture in my head was being a kid again and just taking a running start and sliding on that slippery surface. No, sadly, I didn’t try it, because I could picture myself at the end of that wild slide and Julie picking me up off the floor. Yes it’s still fun to dream like a kid again.

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a sort of welcoming back of the snowbirds and those arriving for the summer. The price of the dinner is $25. To make a reservation, contact the Historical Society at 9253234. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Annual Luncheon will be held on Sunday, June 30, at noon at the Severance Lodge Club. This is a favorite event because of the beautiful view of Lake Kezar. This is a sit-down luncheon to catch up with friends who have returned for the summer. It is also the event that honors the hardworking staff of the library and the wonderful volunteers. The guest speaker will be Richard Lyman, a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard. His topic, “human geography,” will certainly be


The June 1 Boater Safety Course at the Narrows didn’t have a large attendance, but the fishing clinic had a lot of youngsters eager to learn. Even though there weren’t many to take the class, the Kezar Lake Watershed Association would like to thank Lee Conary of Kezar Lake Marina for the training facilities and the coffee. Thanks also to Ed Poliquin, who was the fishing captain, and his team of Gene Spender, Wayne Hadlock, Carl Bois and Andy Feld. They prepared ahead of time and were ready for the kids. The children learned how to bait their hooks and had practice in casting and what to do reeling in that big fat fish. This part of the day went very well, with the kids learning the best and safest way to haul one in. If the pictures, taken by Ann Williams, are any evidence, it looked like young and adults had a blast. KLWA and the town of Lovell should be commended for setting up this event as a way for those who aren’t familiar with the lake to learn

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Third Monday Book Discussion Group meets on Monday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to noon to talk about the Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Check for available copies. The Knotty Knitters meets every Monday from noon to 2 p.m. New members are always welcome. Find the library on FaceBook to view their photos from the Memorial Day Bake, Book, (Continued from Page B) their time and talents to bring wonderful music to our com- Blooms and Bargains sale. For more information, call 625munity. In addition to Katie, who sings soprano, will be Kay 4650.   Leslie, piano; Alexandria Tichy, flute; and Allison DuBois, Waterford Historical Society annual meeting violin. Alexandria Tichy is currently flautist with the New WATERFORD — The Waterford Historical Society will Hampshire National Guard. Allison DuBois, a violinist from meet for the first time in 2013 on Thursday, June 13, at 7 New York, has been studying and performing in Rhode p.m. at the Old Town House on Keoka Lake in Waterford. Island for the past few years. Cost is $7, under 6 free, with all This is the annual meeting for election of trustees. The proproceeds benefiting the Waterford Emergency Fuel Fund. gram for the evening will be Don Perkins speaking on the subject of barns. His book will be available for purchase Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club through the courtesy of Books N Things, and he will be will hold a workshop on Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at the available for signing. Potluck refreshments will be served. Raymond Village Yard Sale Extravaganza Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road, South Paris. The topic will be how to care for nucs, adding honey RAYMOND — The Raymond Village Community supers, and getting ready for honey production. The public Church and its neighbors in Raymond Village are teamis welcome. For more information, contact John at 743-5009 ing up to offer what is expected to be one of the largest or Kevin at   yard sales in Maine on Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 Sustainable Landscaping program in Hiram p.m. Rain or shine, dozens of vendors in the church parkHIRAM — Karen Harter, Maine Certified Sustainable ing lot and at homes all along Main Street will be selling Landscaper and owner of Garden of Weedin in West Baldwin, a wide variety of gently-used books, clothing, furniture, will present a slide talk on creating sustainable landscapes on small appliances, sporting goods, computer equipment, Saturday, June 8, at 1:30 p.m. after a 1 p.m. business meeting collectables, kids’ toys, tools, handicrafts and homemade at The Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram. food items. There’ll also be an appearance by Lovebug the Discover plants that are better adapted to our soil and climate Clown, a Silent Auction, burgers and hot dogs from Andy’s and ways to place them for pleasing effect. Learn some tips Grill, a 50/50 raffle to benefit Sandy Winde, and a late afterto reduce chemical use. June is a good month to get started noon pig roast. Old-Fashioned Pig Roast in Raymond on changing your landscape if it is becoming too much work or disappointing you aesthetically. The public is invited, and RAYMOND — After a day of bargain-hunting and there will be light refreshments. meeting new friends at the Raymond Village Yard Sale Harrison Historical Society 50th Anniversary Extravaganza, who wants to go home to a hot kitchen? The HARRISON — The Harrison Historical Society will Raymond Village Community Church Pig Roast will be held celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, June 9, from 1 after the yard sale on Saturday, June 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 to 4 p.m. at the Museum on Haskell Hill Road. Everyone p.m. at the church, located at 27 Main Street in Raymond is invited to come and tour the museum and farmhouse. Village. There’ll be plenty of delectable, fall-off-the-bone Homemade ice cream and cake will be served at 2 p.m. Join spit-roasted pork, baked beans, coleslaw, corn bread and in a scavenger hunt and bring a memento to place in the time tasty desserts. Hot dog baskets will be offered for the capsule. Come dressed in a 60s outfit and drive up in your kids. Cost is $9.50 (hot dog meal $4). For more information, 1960s car or truck, if you have one. Come one and all, and call Rolf or Brenda Olsen at 655-4670. First public supper of summer season let us remember all those who have preserved the history of the town of Harrison. NORTH WATERFORD — The first public supper of the summer at the North Waterford Church will be held on Crystal Bowl Healing Concert FRYEBURG — Looking to be relaxed and energized Tuesday, June 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Delicious homemade all at once? Come to a Crystal Bowl Healing Concert on casseroles, baked beans and brown bread, and more, and Sunday, June 9 with Marci Starr at either 1 or 6 p.m. for two featuring gingerbread for dessert. Cost is an $8 donation 90-minute sessions taking place at Crystal Clear Vibrations, for adults, $4 for children under 12. The North Waterford Main Street, Fryeburg. Listening to the beautiful bowls Church is located off Route 35 opposite Melby’s Eatery. All is like receiving a massage at a cellular level. Each one are welcome. Business resource workshop of these enchanting sessions is very unique and different. The vibrations come through with exactly what is needed BRIDGTON — Learn about the various local, state and for the groups that assemble together. Feelings of inner federal resources available to support small business ownerturmoil, conflict, and dissonance will become transformed ship in a free workshop hosted by the Town of Bridgton and into harmony as the bowls are played. Most comment they the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce feel “lighter and peaceful” afterward. For more information on Thursday, June 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bridgton and to reserve your seat, contact Marci at 239-595-2695 or Municipal Complex, 3 Chase Street, Bridgton. Bridgton e-mail town staff and chamber officials will be on hand, along with the Small Business Association, SCORE, the Maine Small Friends of Soldiers Library meeting HIRAM — The Friends of Soldiers Memorial Library, Business Development Center and the Maine Department 85 Main Street, Hiram, will hold their annual meeting at the of Economic and Community Development. Local busilibrary on Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. Meet other library lov- ness owners will also share their success stories using these ers, elect the board and share ideas for the coming year. The resources. To register, call Sandra Fontaine, SBA, at 6228381 or e-mail

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WATERFORD — The 16th annual Sheena Fraser Garden Lecture will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Waterford Library. Eli Goodwin of Goodwin Nursery in Oxford will discuss “Underused Landscape Plants.” Goodwin grew up in the Oxford Hills area and graduated from Hebron Academy. In 2002, he earned a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University. Before returning home to Maine he worked in the Boston area for two landscape architectural design firms developing landscape architectural plans for different institutions like colleges and hospitals. The program is free and the public is cordially invited to this lecture. ’RE WE EN P O



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NORWAY — Tiffany Sweatt, a dietary counselor for Western Maine Community Action, has been hired as the Community Nutrition Educator at Healthy Oxford Hills. In her new role, Tiffany will work collaboratively with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program educating SNAP participants on nutrition. She is currently working to implement programs that focus on cooking basics and nutrition that will assist program participants in preparing nutritious meals. Tiffany also will be looking at ways to increase awareness and utilization of

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Karena Magee and Anthony Warren of Brownfield have a girl, Irish Karol Warren, born April 23, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Irish weighed eight pounds, two ounces and joins brothers Adam Joseph Warren, 5, and Jaxon Clifford Warren, 4. Maternal grandparents are Kris and Ed Cahill of Madison, N.H. and Cliff and Roxane Magee of North Fryeburg. Paternal grandparents are Michael Warren of Fryeburg and Deborah Butler of Berlin, N.H. Laura and Logan Leland of Harrison have a girl, Ada Ayn Berry Leland, born May 7, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Ada weighed seven pounds, two ounces and joins a sister, Alice Leland, 14 months. Paternal grandparents are Dagny and Dan Leland of Bridgton. Tiffany Burrows and Joseph Galante of Albany, N.H. have a boy, Colton Matthew Galante, born May 12, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Colton weighed seven pounds, eight ounces. Maternal grandparents are Candace and Paul Burrows of Brownfield. Paternal grandparents are Kelly and Pete Galante of Albany, N.H. Caitlin and Jeffrey Thompson of Bridgton have a boy, Theodore Coleman Thompson, born May 18, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Theodore weighed nine pounds, three ounces and joins three brothers, Benjamin, 17, Frederick, 4, and Robert, 2. Maternal grandparents are Donna Tyler Cummings and Dennis Cummings of South Portland. Paternal grandparents are Lani Thompson and the late David Thompson of Bridgton. Kayla and Jacob Ruokolainen of Norway have a boy, Jeremy Michael Ruokolainen, born May 22, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Jeremy weighed seven pounds, one ounce and joins a brother, Cayden Lowe, 2. Maternal grandparents are Kim Grondin of South Paris and Carey Brockett of Brunswick. Paternal grandparents are Jennifer Ruokolainen and Gordon Durgin of Oxford, and Dan Patten and Jessica Patten of Lovell.

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Victory Swing Band concert

OTISFIELD — The Victory Swing Band will return to Otisfield on Sunday, June 23, for an encore of last summer’s live jazz performance. The 17-piece band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Bell Hill Meetinghouse, situated at the top of Bell Hill, a mile off Route 121. Included in the program will be some legendary jazz artists and arrangers: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, and many more. There will be no admission charge, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds will go toward the maintenance and preservation of the meetinghouse, owned by the Bell Hill Meetinghouse Association since 1927. Built in 1839, the stately building served for many years as the second Congregational Church on the site. This year, 2013, the Association is celebrating the 100th anniversary of continuous summer services in the meetinghouse. The building features excellent acoustics. Electrified only a few years ago, it also features its original box pews, and those attending may wish to add to their evening’s comfort CELEBRATION AND SONG — First Church Choir members help celebrate. Pictured are (front row): Wanda by bringing along a cushion or two. And whereas there are no screens on what will likely be open windows, a little mosDunlap, Dale Brown, and Deantha Warner, and (second row) Jean Preis, Judy Oberg and Beth Crawford. quito spray might be handy.

Church open house, bonfire

The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Bridgton, will host an open house this Sunday, June 9, from noon to 2 p.m. to commemorate the building’s significance in Bridgton’s history and to celebrate the final payment of a mortgage that financed a major church restoration project. The public is invited to this fun and free event. Planned activities include tours of the church, its class-

rooms and newly-renovated Fellowship Hall. You can see a video about the church’s historic steeple, clock and 1870 bell, and a DVD of the $1.2 million restoration project. There will be free hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks, popsicles and ice cream for everyone. To cap off the day, church members will build a bonfire and actually “burn their mortgage.”

“Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor and a dedicated congregation, we are now free of a huge debt,” said Joe De Vito, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “We couldn’t be more grateful. We want to celebrate this milestone by burning our mortgage document, and we want the Bridgton community to come and help us do it.” De Vito continued, “Come and see our church, have

lunch and help us celebrate right here in the backyard!” The First Congregational Church is located at 33 South High Street in Bridgton. It is an Open and Affirming congregation. Sunday services are at 10 a.m. There is childcare and Sunday school available. The pastor is Rev. Yael Lachman. For more information, call 647-3936 or visit the First Congregational Church website at

NORWAY — After decades of silence, once again music will be heard in the Norway Opera House — not upstairs in its un-restored theatre as it would have been heard many years ago, but downstairs at number 414 Main Street, one of its beautifully-renovated store fronts. Ed Gabrielsen sings the music of Stephen Foster on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. in a concert called “Musical Dreamer,” that is a milestone event for the Norway Opera House. It is also a fundraiser for the Norway Maine Opera House Corporation to continue its efforts to restore the iconic ED GABRIELSEN leans against the archway of the building. Norway Opera House. He will give a benefit concert “I love to sing Foster’s of the music of Stephen Foster for the Norway Maine beautiful melodies and have Opera House Corporation at 414 Main Street, a restored storefront in the Opera House. It begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Tickets are available at Books N Things, 739-6200, for $12.

performed them for the past 20 years,” said Gabrielsen. “They are a part of the American songbook, part of our national culture.” Gabrielsen is a classicallytrained tenor, having studied voice at Southern Methodist University, Sam Houston State University and The University of Arizona. He has won many contests and performed with orchestras and civic choruses. In Maine, he has given six recitals in various locations and often lends his voice to various local church services and concerts. Accompanying Gabrielsen are Kristen Short on guitar, Fawn Palmer on banjo, David Knightly on violin, Danielle Tran on piano and Steve Jones

Public supper at VFW Saturday HARRISON — The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #9328 is sponsoring a public supper on Saturday, June 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Harrison VFW Post on Waterford Road (Route 35). The menu includes homemade baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, casseroles, salads, pies and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flight New England, which transports senior veteran heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials at no cost to the veteran.

Gabrielsen: ‘Musical Dreamer’ at Norway Opera House on mandolin. The brick Opera House was built in 1894, replacing the old wooden one that was destroyed in Norway’s great fire. It quickly became the cultural anchor for the region, hosting traveling concerts, plays, balls, graduations and dances, but for many decades, it has been in ruins. Through the efforts of private citizens, the selectmen, and various organizations, however, the grand old building is coming to life again with businesses moving into its storefronts. Now, it welcomes a musical event to complete its tradition. “The Norway Maine Opera House Corporation is so excited to have music once again within the walls of the build-



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3RD MAINE CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT comes to Sebago Days on Saturday, July 20.

Sebago Days to host Civil War encampment SEBAGO — The Third Maine Company A Volunteers will set up an encampment as part of the Sebago Days events on Saturday, July 20. Visitors will have the opportunity to view a typical Civil War Infantry encamp-

ment including troop-training and camp life. Soldiers will erect A tents and dog tents and will engage in drill tactics, skirmish-training, musket-firing exercises and inspections. The visiting public will be invited to walk through the

camp, observe the trainings, meet the soldiers and talk with the women who supported the troops. They may also be invited to try a taste of hardtack! The soldiers and women will participate in the parade on Saturday morning and at

the conclusion of the parade the encampment will be open. All activities will take place behind the Sebago Elementary School and in the ballfield and will occur throughout the day until 7 p.m. Company A of the Third

Maine is a living history organization dedicated to preserving the memory of Maine’s role in the Civil War. Its mission is to teach others about what life was like for Maine soldiers and civilians during the years 1861–1864, and

to strive to serve as a living memorial to all of the people who gave their lives during the war. This program is sponsored by the Sebago Days Committee and the Sebago Historical Society.

Complimentary physicals NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Medical providers at Memorial Hospital’s Primary Care practice are offering a free opportunity for students to get the sports physicals they may need. On Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students in middle school and high school, along with their parents/guardians, can come to the office on the hospital campus for the “no appointment necessary” complimentary physicals, which will be performed by the primary care practitioners. “We wanted to find a way to help local families with something that they really needed,” said medical director Dr. Raymond Rabideau. “At the same time, we also want to encourage young people to participate in sports and other physical fitness activities as a way to stay healthy and fit.” In addition, the practice will accept voluntary donations of up to $20 that day

from those receiving the physicals. All of the funds collected will be donated to the Kennett High School Boosters Club and the North Conway Recreation Center. Families should go to the primary care office where

they will be given an information form to complete. Physicals will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Primary Care at Memorial Hospital, 603-356-4949.

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Lions’ Student of the Month

PEQUAWKET VALLEY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL students Carissa Bumbacca and Dylan Towne plant the pitch pines carefully in the rocky soil.

Students make return to ‘Scene of the Pine’ In May of 2012, 12 students and the two faculty from the Pequawket Valley Alternative School at Fryeburg Academy planted over 2,500 trees and shrubs in the Ossippee Pine Barrens in Bartlett, N.H. This year, the class received

the report that 86% of the plants had survived the year; an amazingly high survival rate for any new planting. This spring, Wink Lees of The Nature Conservancy called alternative education director Dede Frost to see if

the group would be interested in planting another 1,000 trees in the Pine Barrens. The group was undaunted by another planting project. “We planted more than twice as many last year, we can certainly plant a thousand

GROUP EFFORT — (Front, left to right) Monica Richardson, Hunter Calomb, Donny Piawlock, Ken Nye; (middle) students Dylan Towne and Carissa Bumbacca, Pequawket Valley Alternative School director Dede Frost and student Percy Canney; (back row) Wink Lees of the Nature Conservancy, Ryan Bushnell of Burnt Meadow Nursery and students Tyler West, Tommy Piawlock, Gus Mailo and Bradley Bartke.

trees,” said senior Gus Mailo. So for six days, under the supervision of Lees and Ryan Bushnell of Burnt Meadow Nursery, the group traveled to the Ossipee Pine Barrens where they dug, composted, planted, watered and mulched 1,000 pitch pines. The group also mulched several self-seeded plants in the area in hopes of increasing their chances of survival, as well. “Some of us did this last year so we already know how to do it and we can show the rest of the class. It’s really not that hard, it just has to be done right,” said Carissa Bumbacca, a returning junior in the program. “We’ve worked really well together on other community service projects this year, so it wasn’t hard to figure out an effective plan to get the job done” added senior Donny Piawlock. In addition to the reforestation project in the Pine Barrens this spring, students of the Pequawket Valley Alternative School traveled to Union Beach, N.J. in April to participate in a disaster relief effort after Hurricane Sandy, and have continued to maintain the children’s play park Bretton’s Woods, abutting the athletes fields at Fryeburg Academy.

Sheehan: Dreams became reality By Connor Sheehan Class of 2013 Fryeburg Academy Good afternoon everyone. I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunity to try to send this Class of 2013 off in the great way that they deserve. I am truly humbled and honored to be able to speak for the incredible group of people around me. In typical senior fashion, I waited till the very last minute to begin writing this speech. I figured, “How difficult could it be?” But, there was no escaping the dreaded writer’s block and the pressure quickly began to build. With all that we’ve been through together, how do I pick and choose what has been most important in our years here? There were just too many thoughts and ideas running through my mind.

But, there was one phrase that kept popping into my head, “Fryeburg Academy — where dreams become reality.” When I first heard this saying, I couldn’t help but laugh, but looking back on it after four years here, the silly phrase is undoubtedly true. The proof lies in all the amazingly talented people that sit behind me today. To start, we have our future nation’s first woman president in the house, Miss Michelle Boucher. Seriously, you ask her to get something done, it gets done. She has put in countless hours for both our class and our school for the past four years and doesn’t receive nearly the amount of credit she deserves so I would just like to take a moment to give her a huge round of SPEECH, Page C


Kasey Huntress of Harrison has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for June. Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award. Parents: Norman “Wheezer” and Carolyn Huntress. Sibling: Kristen. Activities: Varsity Soccer, Track and Field, Spring Musical, Class President, First Vice President of Varsity Club, National Honor Society Secretary, Prom Committee, AFS Club, Math Team, WorldQuest, Girls’ State and Maine Youth Leadership. Community activities: Trunk or Treat, Senior Holiday Ball, Classroom Volunteer at Stevens Brook Elementary School and Youth Sports Camp Counselor. Hobbies: Reading and writing. Future plans: Attend Loyola University (Maryland) for fours years to earn a degree in political science — hopefully studying abroad while there — and then go on to graduate school. Schools that you have been accepted to: Boston College, Saint Anselm College, Fordham University, Loyola University. What is your favorite class? AP Government is my favorite class that I took in high school. I found the material fascinating, and Mr. Johnson is an incredible teacher. This class sparked my interest in pursuing political science as

Kasey Huntress my future major. What is your toughest class? Physics. Science and math are my two hardest subjects, and physics combines elements of both, so I have to work a lot harder to understand the lessons. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I’ve never had a problem balancing school and extracurriculars. My parents always taught me that school comes first, so I use whatever time I have before and after practices or meetings to get my work done. What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? Increasing competitiveness in college admissions. It’s hard to beat out that kid from across the country who’s been taking AP and college level courses since their freshman year. Who has inspired you educationally? For the past four years, Señora Hubka has always encouraged me to do my best and go above and beyond in her Spanish classes. Studying a foreign language can be intimidating, but Señora makes it both manageable and fun. I’ve learned so much from her, and I can’t thank her enough for all that she’s done for me. Thanks to Señora, I plan to continue studying Spanish in college!

Rotary Club’s Good Citizen Patrick Irish of Sebago has been selected as the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Month” for June. Each month, the Rotary Club recognizes a Lake Region High School student who displays good citizenship and contributes to the school community. The recipient is honored at a Rotary breakfast meeting and is presented a savings bond. Parents: Michael Irish and Penny Daniels. Sibling: Tucker Irish. Activities: Soccer, Varsity Club, Student Council. Hobbies: Fishing. Future plans: Biologist in the Florida Keys. Schools that you have applied to: University of Maine at Orono. Schools that you have been accepted to: University of Maine at Orono. What is your favorite class? My favorite class is math. I love working with numbers. It’s just like playing another game. What is your toughest class? My toughest class is English. I don’t really like words and vocabulary. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? During the first few years of school, it was definitely a lot harder to balance my

Patrick Irish classes and other activities. I realized using my open campuses and study halls as ways to get all of my studying and homework done. It is just a matter of using every moment of your time wisely. What is the biggest challenge high school students’ face today? The biggest challenge in a high school student’s life is definitely peer pressure. Peer pressure happens everyday. Peer pressure could be a good thing with doing better than your best friend in a class, but it can also be bad. Who has inspired you educationally? The person who inspired me educationally would definitely be my biology teacher, Ms. O’Donnell. She helped me recognize what I really wanted to do with my life. I hope I can achieve that goal and be successful in the next couple of years after graduating.

Lake Region Graduation Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m.

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New FA Hall of Excellence class announced FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy is proud to introduce the seven new members who will be inducted into the 2013 Hall of Excellence at a ceremony to be held this September. The six alumni and one contributor are: Joanna Kinsman ’03, Amanda Keaten Wine ‘89, Cheryl Turner Schneider ’84, Louise Perry ’65, Peter Hastings ’53, William “Buck” Jordan ’53 and Paul McGuire (contributor). Joanna Kinsman, Class of 2003 Joanna Kinsman graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 2003 as one of the most decorated athletes in the Academy’s history. She earned a total of 12 varsity letters for cross-country running (4), Nordic skiing (4) and track (4). She served as captain of girls’ cross-country and Nordic ski teams dur-

ing her senior year. Joanna won seven individual state titles during her four years at Fryeburg Academy. As a sophomore, she won the individual 2001 State Cross-Country Running title and was a member of FA’s Class B State Championship cross-country team in 2002. A gifted Nordic skier, she dominated both the classic and skate competition, winning the individual Classic and Skate Ski Class B State titles her sophomore, junior and senior years. Joanna won the 2001 Maine State J2 Nordic Ski Championship, the 2003 Eastern High School Nordic Championship and was recognized as the 2003 Maine Sunday Telegram MVP Nordic Skier of the year as well as the 2003 Lewiston Sun Journal Nordic Skier of the Year. As a senior, Joanna was named a member of the

Bruce Glasier Varsity Club (Channel 6 News), recognizing outstanding athletic and academic achievement. She was a member of the 2003 U.S./Russian Exchange Nordic Team and a member of the 2003 New England Junior Olympic Team. Upon graduating from Fryeburg, Joanna received the Fryeburg Academy Career Athletic Achievement Award. In 2007, Joanna completed four years at the University of New Hampshire, having studied Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship. She received the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award and was a member of the UNH Nordic Ski Team for all four years, qualifying and competing in the NCAA championships in Steamboat Springs her junior year. Joanna served as captain of the UNH Women’s Nordic

Team both her junior and senior years. After school, Joanna moved to Boston where she worked as an event planner and personal trainer. Then, the FA grad took off for San Diego for several years, working as an executive assistant in Internet marketing. She networked her way into a virtual assistant position, working as an independent contractor and traveling all over the United States as well as Australia, London, and the Caribbean on business. Following this, she briefly returned to Maine to help a startup venture in Portland, before moving back to the West Coast to launch her own company. Joanna has since founded a high-end swimwear line called Miss Kinsman, based in Los Angeles. She resides in Marina Del Rey, Calif. designing bikinis and work-

ing on other business ventures. Amanda Keaten Wine, Class of 1989 Amanda Keaten Wine recorded an incredible athletic career during her four years at Fryeburg Academy earning 12 varsity letters; four in soccer, four in basketball and four in softball. She was named to the Western Maine Conference All-Star Soccer team her sophomore, junior and senior years. Amanda was named as her team’s MVP in 1989 in softball and basketball and earned All-Conference 2nd Team honors in basketball following the 1989 season. During her senior basketball season, she reached the 1,000-point scoring mark. Amanda was inducted into the National Honor Society in 1987 and earned the DAR Good Citizenship Award, as well as the Harry G. True Basketball Award in 1989.

After graduation, she played basketball at the University of Southern Maine in 1989-90 before joining the U.S. Army, where she continued with soccer, softball and basketball earning All-Star honors. While in the Army, she served as a Communication Specialist during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1996, she played for a New Hampshire Women’s Softball League, winning a state championship. She has been active in the Parent/Teachers’ Organization, coached fifth and sixth grade boys Rec basketball and U-10 softball and has served as the head coach for a U-14 Soccer Team from 2001-to present. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Youngtown State University in 2001 and now works as FA HALL, Page C

Sheehan speech

PIE IN THE FACE — Sebago Elementary School Principal Kirsten Goff takes a pie to the face from Brian Lucy, who won a reading challenge. The pie-in-the-face took center stage, closing out last week’s Grandpal’s Day.

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FUN WITH GRANDPALS — Sebago Elementary School hosted their annual Grandpal’s Day on Friday, May 24. The theme this year was “Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes” to go with the upcoming field trip to Storyland. After a hot dog lunch provided by the P.T.C., Grandpals were involved in a variety of activities including Crown Making 101, learning about “Baa, Baa Black Sheep,” “The Three little Pigs,” a scavenger hunt to find Cinderella’s missing glass slipper and “Humpty Dumpty” egg experiments. Pictured are fourth grader Liam Grass (right); and first grader Larissa Raymond as a sheep. (Photos by Cindy Jones)

(Continued from Page C) applause. Next, we have Silas Eastman. Silas has probably won more state titles for this school than any other athlete in Fryeburg Academy history. He will be going on to compete in both Division I Nordic skiing and Division III crosscountry running at Colby College. In this class we also have Tyler Duncan, who has been traveling the nation to compete professionally in freestyle skiing. I have no doubt that he’ll be racking in the hardware at the X-Games in years to come. We also have Mathew Bennet, Walker Day, Jake Thurston, and Levi Lusky who are going to become the next Duck Dynasty. They may not have the beards yet, but they could shoot the wings off a fly. And those who have been to a school musical here at the Academy can back me up on this one. We have Miss Allie Gagnon who is going to take Broadway by storm upon graduating from Elon College. And last, but certainly not least, we have Martin Ma, Erfei Zhao and their dance crew fusion who could put Beyonce’s dance moves to shame. I could honestly stand up here and talk for hours about the talents and successes of my classmates. Not too many classes can say that they have the diverse talent that our class has. They’re such an amazing group of people and I am honored to be sitting up here with them today. But, we would not be the people we are today without the help of Fryeburg Academy. Fryeburg Academy is much more than just a place. Anyone who has attended the Academy at any point in their lives can vouch for that. How many people can say that they have friends from China, Spain, Germany, Turkey, or any one of the thirty countries represented at FA? How many people can say that they have attended one of the oldest schools in the nation? How many people can say that they have been in the presence of one named Sir John Attwood who has been able to predict the weather since he began teaching at the Academy since its birth in 1792? To answer all those questions, not many. The Academy provides such a unique and amazing experience that I will never forget for the rest of my life. This experience has been made possible by the teachers, coaches and community members, who have been there every step of the way for each and every one of us. We owe the entire Fryeburg Academy faculty a huge thank you. You have been there day in and day out teaching us everything you can in order to help us succeed in life. Whether it be giving us extra help when needed, sharing words of wisdom, or just having a friendly conversation, you have never hesitated to sacrifice your time even if it does mean putting up with our shenanigans. For all of you, the Class of 2013 is forever grateful. And to our parents and families, words cannot describe our gratitude. You have been there through thick and thin. You have taught us right from wrong. You have pushed us to become the best we can be. I can honestly say for each and every one of us, that without you, we would not be the SHEEHAN SPEECH, Page C

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College notes

(Continued from Page C) a Senior Claims Examiner for the U.S. Department of Labor. She is a longtime member of Delta Mu Delta, the Accounting National Honor Society. Amanda lives in Lakewood, OH with her two children, Tyler and Gabrielle and her partner, Kris Irons. Cheryl Turner Schneider, Class of 1984 Cheryl Turner Schneider grew up on the Fryeburg Academy campus, daughter of longtime FA faculty and staff members, Geraldine and the late Dan Turner. She graduated in 1984. A three-sport athlete, she was awarded a total of 11 varsity letters. Cheryl excelled at field hockey earning three varsity letters and winning All-Star Second Team honors in 1983 and was chosen as co-captain in 1982 and 1983. Cheryl also earned three varsity letters in basketball before joining the Nordic Skiing team her senior year earning a letter and qualifying for regional competition. During the spring season, she participated in track and field earning four varsity letters, serving as the co-captain in 1983, qualifying for the regional and state meets in 1981-1984 and placing at the state meet in 1981, ’82 and ’83. Cheryl was a member of the National Honor Society, Girl’s State, and received the Heini Hartz Track Award, the Ruth French Award and the LaCasce Scholarship at graduation. Cheryl graduated from St. Michael’s College earning a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1988. While at St. Michael’s, she earned four varsity letters in field hockey and was named MVP in 1987. She was a member of the ECAC Tournament team in 1987. She also played college lacrosse. She went on to earn her M. Ed. and Special Education from Lesley College in 1992, graduating cum laude. She has served as a volunteer coach in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse from 1991 to the present and

is a member of the NEA/ MEA, United States Field Hockey Association and has participated in the National Federation of State High Schools Association Coaches Program. Louise Ann Perry, Class of 1965 Louise Perry, a graduate of the Class of 1965, was outstanding in academics as well as athletics receiving five varsity letters in the sports of basketball, softball and field hockey. She was a member of the Girls’ Athletic Association from 1962 to ’65 as well as participating in Prize Speaking, the Debate Team, the school newspaper and the French Club. Louise was inducted into the National Honor Society in 1964. She received the Freshman Scholastic Award, the Elizabeth W. Tinker French Award (’64 and ’65), the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Rensseleer Medal, and the school’s highest graduation award, the Gibson Medal. Following graduation, Louise attended the University of New Hampshire from 1965-67 where she was the starting halfback on their field hockey team as well as a Dean’s List student. She continued her studies at the University of West Texas, and the University of Maryland, in Ramstein, Germany graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in German and English in 1976. Louise earned her master’s degree in German in 1978 from the University of Vermont. She played on the Ramstein AFB Travel AllStar Team, the Burlington, Vt. Women’s All-Star Team, the Ithaca, N.Y. and Boston Women’s Leagues as well as other Rotary and corporate softball leagues. From 1981 to 1999, Louise worked for businesses in Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire as an advertising and sales executive, helping companies develop and expand their customer base. She also taught advertising and sales promotion at the college level as a part-time

adjunct professor at Ithaca College, Emerson College and Granite State College. While working for The Ithaca Journal, a division of Gannett Newspaper, she received a National Advertising Award in 1985. Since 1999, she has owned and operated Vintage Frameworks in North Conway, N.H. Vintage Frameworks was featured in the Boston Globe Travel Section in March, 2002. Louise is a member of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association and the North Conway Art in the Park Committee. William R. Jordan, Class of 1935 William “Buck” Jordan graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1935. While he was an outstanding varsity player in both football and baseball at FA, he was best known for his talents on the baseball diamond. An outstanding pitcher, his athletic talent helped to earn him a spot at the University of New Hampshire where he graduated in 1939. He pitched for UNH for three years and received the New England Conference Award during his senior year, winning all but one of his games. His best (and most feared) pitch was his knuckleball. Buck completed a successful season with the Newport Frontiers of Vermont, a semiprofessional club, prior to playing for the Philadelphia Athletics as a knuckleball pitcher in the Northern League. In 1942, he was called to serve in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater. Following his military career in 1944, Buck worked for Coca-Cola and then as a

pitching coach at Cheverus High School as well as a player coach for the Portland Gulls. Buck returned to Fryeburg and coached the Fryeburg American Legion Team from 1957-59. He was the Fryeburg postmaster from 1957 until his untimely death in 1960 at age 44 following a long illness. William “Buck” Jordan was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity at UNH, the Frank W. Shaw Post #137 American Legion in Fryeburg and in 2003 he was inducted posthumously into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a well-loved member of the Fryeburg community who loved his town, his friends and his country. Peter Hastings, Class of 1953 Peter Hastings a standout student and athlete received eight varsity letters while playing baseball, football and basketball at Fryeburg Academy. He was the recipient of the Dick Turner Baseball Award in his junior and senior year. Peter was also an active member of the Boy Scouts and achieved Eagle Scout status and later served as Scoutmaster of Fryeburg Troup 54.   Peter went on to play varsity baseball in college and received his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in 1957, graduating cum laude. He then embarked on a career in law at Boston University Law School where he again graduated cum laude in 1960 and was a senior editor of the B.U. Law Review. Peter was admitted to the Maine and New Hampshire Bar Associations in 1960. Peter also studied at New York University Graduate School of Business before HALL, Page C

Class 1988 reunion

NAPLES — Can you believe it’s been 25 years already?!? Lake Region High School’s Class of 1988 will be gathering for a two-part reunion on Saturday, July 6. Meet your classmates at Sebago Lake State Park for some family fun during the day, then have some grown-up time at Village Side Restaurant in the evening. The fun begins at 11 a.m. at the state park’s Group Pavilion. Bring your family, your beach gear, and lunch (grills will be available) and spend some time relaxing with your old chums. Volunteers are needed to bring plates, cups, drinks, etc. to share with the class. Please let us know what you can bring. The class will again gather from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Village Side Restaurant in Naples. Join your classmates for appetizers, drinks, music, and camaraderie. An appetizer buffet will be available for a reasonable price, or you can order from the menu. Cash bar will be available, and the house DJ will be spinning some 80s tunes for us. For more information, and to RSVP: Contact Dave Gluck at 603-686-6369 or Please also join the class’s Facebook group at to stay posted on all reunion activities and keep in touch with your classmates.

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KINDERKONZERT — Thanks to the generosity of the Hancock Charitable Trust and the Bridgton PTA, kindergarten and first grade students at Stevens Brook Elementary School recently attended the KinderKonzert at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. The event, put on by the Portland Symphony Orchestra education program, featured percussion instruments. Students from left to right are Quinn Macdonald, Acadia Webb, Jordan Blanton, Madelyn Meserve and Madelyn McDougall.

Melissa Raleigh of Naples was among the 548 students awarded a degree at St. Lawrence University’s Commencement ceremony, held May 19 on campus in Canton, N.Y. Melissa was awarded a degree in psychology and is a graduate of Carrabassett Valley Academy. Thomas Burt Jr. of Brownfield and Megan Elizabeth Thompson Stauffer of Naples recently graduated from the Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions. Having successfully completed the college’s education programs, the graduates were awarded associate degrees in the applied science of nursing or radiologic technology. Kirk Turner, son of William and Lilly Turner of Harrison, received a $5,000 Kaiser-Borsari ET Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is pursuing a degree in the field of Engineering Technology and shows high academic potential, creativity and leadership qualities. Kirk graduated from North Atlantic Regional High School and Hebron Academy in 2007. He is scheduled to graduate from Western next June with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and a minor in Sustainable Design. Turner is a volunteer at the YMCA and is an intern at K2 Sports. After graduation, Kirk hopes to work in Industrial Design and eventually become a professor at a university. Emily Wilson of Fryeburg has just finished her freshman year at Thomas College (Waterville). She is a double major in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice. At the end of her first semester, she was inducted into the President’s Club with her 3.74 grade point average. She is a 2012 graduate of Fryeburg Academy and is the daughter of Michele Eastman Wilson of Fryeburg and Mark Wilson of Norway. Katherine Suitor of Raymond graduated from Bowdoin College on Saturday, May 25, with a degree in Government and Legal Studies and a minor in French. Lynne Schabhetl of Bridgton has been named to the Dean College (Franklin, Mass.) Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester. Students are eligible to be named to the Dean’s List if they have successfully completed an academic course load of 14 credits per semester with a grade-point average of 3.3 or higher, with no grade below B-minus. Local residents named to the Dean’s List at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine for the spring semester include: Susan Attianese of Naples, Meghan Bradley of Fryeburg, SophieMary Creegan of Fryeburg, Jennifer Googoo of Harrison, Alyson Schadler of Raymond and Katie Walsh of Casco. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better.

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School news

On the fairway Lake Kezar CC, Lovell In Tuesday Social League play on June 4, the team of George Bassett, Bob Spanglo, Ed Jelik and Dan Roy posted a 96 to claim first place. Second place with a score of 102 went to Jim DuBeau, Jan Maczuba, George Harden and Jerry Guyot. Closest to the pin were Bill Wapenski at 2-feet 5inches on Hole 5 and Bill Morella at 35-feet 6-inches on Hole 16. Greenie to Jim DuBeau, Jan Maczuba, George Harden and Jerry Guyot. Super Skin to Gene SELECTED — Emma Walker, left, and Sam Stauble pose with Carol Strom, president LeBlanc, Daryl Kenison and of St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild, upon being given educational awards by the Guild. Bob Fitzsimmons.

Women’s Guild selects education award recipients St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild has awarded two educational awards for 2013 to members of the parish who are furthering their education. Emma Walker is the daughter of Eric and Anne Freeman Walker of Naples. She has two siblings, Sydney and Paul. Emma is a graduate of Lake Region High School and was an altar server at St. Joseph’s Parish for several years before joining the choir and singing as a cantor. For the past few years, she has also taught Sunday school to a group of second and third graders. Actively involved in many organizations at LRHS, Emma is in the top 10% of her class and the president of the National Honor Society. She played volleyball for four years, serving as captain this past fall, but her true passion in the performing arts. Emma sings, plays trumpet and acts in all the theatrical productions. She was most recently on stage as Elle Woods in the spring production of Legally Blonde.

Emma can often be heard playing taps at Memorial Day celebrations, or singing the national anthem at various community events. She also participates in service projects with the school’s Alternative Spring Break group, and she is a longtime performer with Lake Region Community Theater. Emma will pursue a B.F.A. degree in Theater at the University of Rhode Island this fall. Sam Stauble is the son of Raymond and Barbara Stauble of Harrison. Sam attended Westbrook High School and Bridgton Academy, where he graduated with highest honors. Sam is involved at St. Joseph Church as an altar server, and represented the parish in the “Walk For Life” in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Journey Program, and attended the Catholic Youth Conventions. Sam will attend the University of Maine in Orono in the fall, majoring in Education/History. He will also play baseball for the Black Bears.

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HARRISON — In Harrison Bocce League play, Henry’s Concrete and Mentus rolled to a 3-3 tie; Ruby Slippers defeated Long Lake Horse 3-2; Worster’s upended Caswell House 4-2; and Scott’s squeaked past Ace’s 3-2.

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FIELD TRIP TO BPD — ABC Academy Pre-K students recently went on a tour to the Bridgton Police Department Station. The children enjoyed the tour and especially liked getting to sit in the police cruiser and talk on the loud speaker. Pictured are (front, left to right) Jack Butler and Molly Edwards; (middle) Lilly Darby, Theresa Thayer, Jayden McGlinchey and Kaine Piawlock; (back) Jack McGowan, Dilen Drew, Jacoby Muise, Miles Stafford and BPD Officer Josh Muise.

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In action at Norway Country Club on May 300, the foursome of Fred Seger (Naples), Art Kilborn (Bridgton), Ron Terciak (Point Sebago) and Barb Goldsmith (Prov. Lake) were first with a score of Plus 9 Plus 21. Second place with a Plus 9 Plus 15 went to Earl Cushman (Field of Dreams), Bill Wapenski (Lake Kezar), Jerry Chaisson (Indian Mound) and Phil Gabardi (Bridgton). Third place with a Plus 8 Plus 10 went to Terry Gorham, Randy Pillsbury (Waukewan), Art Gregory (Indian Mound) and Larry Schieman (Black Mountain). Fourth place with a Plus 7 Plus 11 went to Kal Csigi (Mountain View), Ron Cross (St. Johnsbury), Jim Hartshorn (St. Johnsbury) and Chuck Patterson (Colebrook). In fifth place with a Plus 4 Plus 4 were Larry Schieman (Black Mountain),

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Theme: Famous Fathers ACROSS 1. CCCP 5. Slippery sort 8. New Mexico art community 12. Find new tenant 14. Turkish military leader 15. Oscar-winner Jessica 16. Kunta Kinte of “Roots”, e.g. 17. *Peyton or Eli to Archie 18. Eight performers 19. *”Married... with Children” dad 21. *”All in the Family” dad 23. For every 24. ____ or swim 25. *”Modern Family” dad 28. *Aaron Spelling’s daughter 30. Oxygen holder 35. 3rd and 5th in Manhattan, e.g. 37. Court of law opener 39. “_____ Circus” 40. Give a traffic ticket 41. Walkway 43. eBay offers 44. Twig of willow tree 46. Ticket leftover 47. Nose-in-the-air type 48. Home to Sarajevo 50. Seaward 52. Give it a go 53. Civil rights concern 55. Put two and two together 57. *Kiefer’s dad 60. *Pa to Laura Ingalls 64. Pertaining to the ear 65. Actress ___ Thompson 67. Dolphin home 68. Work the dough 69. Aggravate 70. Become established 71. Immeasurably long period 72. Busy flyer 73. Network of nerves


(Continued from Page C) returning to Fryeburg in 1961 to join the family practice with his father and brother, now known as Hastings Law Office, P.A. From 1988-1992, Peter became Representative Hastings, serving in the Maine State Legislature, representing District 97. He was a member of the Fryeburg-Lovell Kiwanis Club for many years and served as president for one term. Peter has served on many Town of Fryeburg committees and was a member of the Fryeburg School Board for 11 years. For over 50 years he has practiced law in many small towns and districts in Maine and New Hampshire and in June of 2010, at its Annual Meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort, the New Hampshire Bar Association honored him for reaching his 50-year milestone. Peter lives in Fryeburg with his wife, Stephanie. Paul McGuire, Contributor Paul McGuire, longtime educator and coach, is a Maine native, graduating from Mexico High School and the University of Maine (Orono) ’61. Paul also earned his master’s degree from UMO. In 1961, Paul began teaching history at Fryeburg Academy. While at the Academy he also served as ski coach, class adviser and dorm master. Under Paul’s excellent leadership, FA ski teams enjoyed great growth and success, culminating in Western Maine Class A and State of Maine Class A championships in 1967. Leaving Fryeburg in 1969, Paul went on to Gould Academy where he was History Department chairman, Nordic ski coach, director of the Outdoor Education Program and Dean of Students. He retired from Gould in 2001. Paul served multiple terms as president of the Maine Ski Coaches Association. In February 1965 Paul was appointed by the Maine Ski Council to serve as coach of the Maine contingent of the United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association Junior Nordic Championships at Brattleboro and Putney, Vermont. He also presented ski jumping clinics for high school skiers and coaches in Maine and in 1969 was honored with an appointment to the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association Junior Nordic Committee. In 2008 a portion of FA’s Nordic trail network was named for him and his mentor “Bucky” Broomhall. Paul remains committed to the sport of skiing and is an active volunteer at the Ski Museum of Maine as well as other non-profit organizations. He was instrumental in securing the history of interscholastic skiing in the museum and Fryeburg Academy’s role in it as one of the oldest school ski programs in the state.

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(Continued from Page C) people sitting here before you today. Though we may not show it at times, just remember that we will always love and appreciate you guys for everything you have done for us. So as we begin to look to the future let us do so with great hope. Whether you are going on to college or not, let us remember that there is no single right path to success. Wherever you end up going, enjoy every second of it. We will all face our share of hardships, but those experiences are what make us who we are — it’s how we learn. We’ll all go on to meet new people, and we’ll all change in one way or another, but our roots will always be here at Fryeburg Academy — we must never forget that. So, everyone, we did it. It’s been an awesome four years, and I’m glad that I got to experience them with you. I’d like to end with a quote from the great Dr. Seuss. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

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Views from the summit of Eastman Mountain are spectacular! (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

Do you love to play soccer? Why not join the Lake Region Soccer Club this fall for travel soccer? The Lake Region Soccer Club is looking for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 (must be at least 7 years old by Aug. 1, 2013) to play on travel soccer teams this fall. Coaches are also needed. Cost is $125 per player. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Fee must be paid in full by July 1. The program includes two practices per week beginning in August (seventh graders may not have as much practice time); six regular games on Sundays (three home and SOCCER, Page C

Freedom of Hills: Eastman Mtn. “God, give me the hills to climb and strength for climbing,” — Arthur Guiterman, 1871-1943 By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Eastman Mountain (2,939 feet elevation) is at the southern end of the BaldfaceRoyce Range on the New Hampshire side of Evans Notch. It is a fairly strenuous hike of eight miles roundtrip with a hefty vertical climb (2,580 feet of elevation), but other than some rock scrambling close to the summit the trail is not too steep. The views from the fairly open ledges at the summit of Eastman Mountain are spectacular, with South Baldface to the north, Kearsarge North and the Doublehead Peaks to the south and west, and the Deer Hills and Blueberry to the east. The mountain was probTrudy Dunn and Dottie Nepshinsky on the last pitch to ably named for the Eastman the summit of Eastman Mountain, with South Baldface in family, early settlers in Evans the background. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) Notch. Settlers from Concord,

N.H. came to Fryeburg in 1778. Captain Ebenezer Eastman and his family were the first settlers in Concord in 1727, and Eastmans were among those first settlers in Fryeburg. Settlement then moved northerly from Fryeburg up the Cold River valley through Evans Notch where Robert K. Eastman received a revolutionary war era grant of land on or about 1796. Another early Evans Notch settler was Chester Eastman, and there are several Eastman graves in the local cemeteries. Although attributing the name of Eastman Mountain to the Eastman family is only speculation it would match the pattern for other place names in the notch. Evans Notch and Evans Brook were named for Captain John Evans, who commanded early militia in 1781. East and West Royce Mountains were named for Captain Vera Royce, a soldier in the French and Indian War who received a 2,000-acre grant of land in the upper Saco River Valley for his services. Chandler Brook and 3,335-

Vikings to join LR/FA Ice Cats Due to an expected decline in the number of players available, the Ice Cat varsity hockey team will feature three schools this coming winter. Lake Region and Fryeburg Academy joined forces to

form the Ice Cats, and now Oxford Hills is being added. At a May school board meeting, Lake Region Athletic Director Paul True explained that projected Ice Cat numbers were down for the upcoming season.

The same was true for the players pay a “fee” to comVikings, who expect to field pete — covering costs such 12 skaters. as ice time. All three schools use As for coaching, Dave Bridgton Academy for Lepage will remain the Ice ice time, so a co-op team Cats head coach, with assisappears to be a good fit. True tants likely coming from noted that many of the high Fryeburg and Oxford Hills. school players were memThe addition of Oxford bers of Western Maine Youth Hills to the program was Hockey teams, so familiarity presented to the Maine will be present. Principals’ Association’s Another benefit will be Management Committee on Lake Region High School track and field coaches Mark cost, which will be shared May 9. The MPA approved Snow and Dana Caron will hold a summer camp designed by the three schools, thus the request. for boys and girls entering Grades 1-7. allowing students to pay less “It saved our program,” The coaches will be assisted by middle and high school to participate. Lake Region True said. athletes. Campers will learn about the sport of track and field. Skills and concepts to be covered include sprinting, LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED endurance, throwing, jumping, relays and overall fitness. The camp will be June 19-21 and June 24-28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the high school track complex. A special reduced cost is being offered this year — $25 per camper or $60 maxi65 Harrison Road mum per family, no matter how many days the participant Route 117 attends. Payment is expected by the second day of camp or Bridgton, ME 04009 sent prior to June 19 to: Mark Snow, 47 Higgins Hill, Casco, 09 Ranger XL 4 cyl. 5 spd. 85,700 miles, tilt pk, bedliner... 08 Grand Caravan SE, 4 door, AC, 109K........................ ME 04015 (627-6087 or mark.snow@lakeregionschools. 06 F150 4x4, cruise, A/C, running boards, bed cover ...... org). 06 Taurus SE Sedan, loaded, 25-28 mpg........................ 04 F350 XLT, 4x4, Crew, 8-ft, diesel............................. A camp t-shirt and water bottle included. 04 Chevy Impala 119,473 m............................................. Each camper should wear proper athletic attire: sneakers, 03 PT Cruiser Limited, Loaded, Auto................................ 02 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, Loaded........................................ socks, shorts, t-shirt.

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foot Chandler Mountain were named for the Chandler family who settled in this area after the Revolutionary War. Moses Chandler was the first of the clan to settle here. In 1936, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and the White Mountain National Forest developed the Borderline proposal to build backcountry ski trails throughout the Evans Notch area. (“Borderline Development To Open Up Many New Ski Trails” Portland Evening Express, 14 Jan 1936). The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had just completed a road through Evans Notch and had

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built backcountry ski trails on Doublehead Mountain and Black Mountain in Jackson in 1935-1936. The Borderline proposal would have had “hike up-ski down” backcountry ski trails on Eastman Mountain and the other mountains in the area including Kearsarge North, South Baldface, Mt. Meader, East and West Royce Mountains, and Speckled Mountain. A later expansion might have included trails on Caribou Mountain, Elizabeth Mountain, Haystack Mountain, Peabody Mountain, and Pickett Henry Mountain. The AMC Cold River Camp in Evans Notch would EASTMAN, Page C

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RUNNER-UP CLINCHER — Lake Region was able to nail down the runner-up plaque at the Class B State Track and Field Championships with a strong finish in the 4X400 meter relay. Key contributors were Kelsey Winslow (left), who hands off to anchor Hannah Perkins.

LR girls: Best finish in 16 years BATH — Mark Snow has been a track and field coach for the past 16 years, and saw the best ever finish by a Lake Region girls’ squad this past Saturday. Lake Region captured the Class B State runner-up plaque following events at Morse High School in Bath. “Our girls came through in a big way and finished second in the meet. It is the best finish of any team I have coached.  We are extremely happy and proud of how all the girls did,” Coach Snow said. There was a lot of planning and preparing the girls did for their result.  However, it wouldn’t have mattered if they did not perform.  Please excuse me as I go into quite a bit of detail about their performances. Kelsey Winslow was seeded fourth with her huge 103-foot throw on Monday during the conference championships.  She had a few great throws, but the one that drew the biggest cheer was her launch of 105-feet 8-inches, good for third place and broke the school record of 104-feet 7-inches set in

1974. “Congrats to Liz Grzyb of Fryeburg Academy, who won with a throw of 108 feet, 4 inches,” Coach Snow said. Kayla Gray was seeded first in the racewalk with a time of 8:20.73, but was going against two girls who beat her at the state meet last year.  Kayla allowed them to set the early pace, which was quite fast (1:52 through 400m and 4:00 through 800m).  Kayla moved up to second place with about 500 meters to go and caught the leader with 300 meters to go.  “She then blistered the last 200m in about 57 seconds to pull away, win the state title, and break her school record (now at 8:03.52),” Coach Snow said.  The New England Championships does not include the racewalk, so Kayla (and Kate Hall) are gathering funds to get them to the national championships in a couple of weeks in North Carolina. Zsofi Kaiser, seeded 10th in the 100m and finished 10th (0.08 seconds from making the finals).  In the 200m, Zsofi was seeded 17th

and finished 15th, only 0.02 seconds from her personal record. She also ran on the 4x100m relay team, which lowered their school record to 50.65 seconds while winning the state title. Her teammates for that relay were Kate Hall, Sydney Hancock, and Hannah Perkins. Savannah DeVoe competed in the triple jump.  Her effort of 30 feet, 10.5 inches was good for 14th (she was seeded 15th). Kate Hall set state records in the 100 meters (12.12 seconds) and the long jump.  The 100-meter time was from the trials.  She ran 12.15 seconds in the finals to win the event.  The long jump was dramatic as Kate tied the former state mark (17 feet 8.25 inches) in the trials, but then participated in the winning 4x100m relay.  “We hoped she would have enough energy after the relay to break that state mark.  Kate has long jumped over 18 feet a few times this season, but state records can only occur during the state meet,” Coach Snow said. On her first jump after the relay, Kate soared 18

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feet, 5.75 inches. This broke her school record and the state record.  Kate also won the 200 meters.  Her time of 25.49 was only 0.05 off the state record set in 1983. Kelsey Winslow was seeded 13th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:31.09.  She was placed in the second of three sections to even out the three sections. This forced Kelsey to run from the front the entire way.  “She took the challenge and went out in 1:12.5.  She kept driving all the way to the finish and recorded a superb time of 2:27.37 (four seconds off our school record),” Coach Snow reported. “We then watched the top 12 seeds run and found out how well Kelsey had done.”  Bethany Brown of Waterville broke the state record (2:16.50) in winning the event, but Kelsey’s time was good for sixth place overall.  “Great effort from our 13th seed, but she turned out to not be our only 13th seeded superstar..........” Coach Snow said. Molly Hook was seeded 13th in the discus at 90 feet, 4 inches, and had a rough start to the event.  Her first two throws were 73 feet, 7 inches and an “out of sector” foul.  Then, on what was to be her last throw of her high school career, Molly heaved the discus 93 feet, 8 inches.  This propelled her up the standings into eventually sixth place and gave her three more throws (in the finals).  She was also one of the only LR TRACK, Page C

FRYEBURG — Ian MacFawn made some big pitches when Lincoln Academy threatened to get back into the game, allowing just three hits on the day, to lead Fryeburg Academy to a 6-0 victory in the Class B West prelim game Tuesday. Tyler Hill broke a scoreless tie in the third inning when he hammered an outside fastball down the right field line, which tailed away from the LA outfielder for a RBI triple, scoring Cody Loewe, who reached on a bunt single. Hill, who had a shot to score on a bad relay throw, made it 2-0 on a wild pitch. Ninth-seed Lincoln Academy (8-9) put two runners on in the fourth, but MacFawn collected two big strikeouts after battling back from 3-1 counts to end the threat. The FA senior struck out eight and walked just two on the afternoon. Fryeburg (9-8) added a run in the fifth when Gabe Perry reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, advanced to third on a ground ball hit back to the pitcher, and scored when a throw on a Hill ground ball pulled the LA first baseman off the bag. Up 3-0 in the sixth, the Raiders plated a few insurance runs. Billy Rascoe reached on an error (LA made four on the day). MacFawn singled. Tanner Wentworth singled home Rascoe. Walker Day singled home MacFawn. And Kyle Bonner hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Wentworth. The victory advances the Raiders to the quarterfinals against top-ranked Greely (15-1) today, June 6 in Cumberland at 4 p.m. Tanner Wentworth will take the hill for the Raiders. The two clubs closed out the regular season with the Rangers putting up a 4-0 victory — scoring a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Greely’s Russell limited the Raiders to just three hits (Cody Loewe, Billy Rascoe and Kyle Bonner), while striking out 15. Greely managed just six hits off FA starter Tanner Wentworth and reliever Billy Rascoe, who took the hill in the sixth. All Conference selections Ian MacFawn and Tyler Hill each were named first team All-Conference selections Monday. MacFawn posted a 5-2 record with a 1.37 ERA. He led the Western Maine Conference with 19 RBI. Hill, a catcher, hit at a .491 clip and stole 16 bases. Shortstop Billy Rascoe was a second-team selection, hitting .327. Senior outfielder Tyler Saunders was an honorable mention pick.

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VARSITY SOFTBALL Raiders 7, Greely 1: With the playoffs looming, Coach Fred Apt was more concerned about his players rediscovering their hitting stroke than whether the Raiders would reclaim the top spot in the Class B West Heal Ratings. Cape Elizabeth climbed into the top spot after a win over Greely to finish the season 15-1. The stay, however, was short lived. Fryeburg played a complete game, something the Raiders hadn’t done in a few weeks, lighting up Greely pitching for nine hits en route to a 7-1 thumping of the Rangers on Senior Day at the Academy last Friday. The Raiders (15-1) locked up the top seed and were scheduled to play eighth-ranked Lincoln Academy (11-6) yesterday in the Class B West quarterfinals. The Eagles beat ninth-seed Spruce Mountain on Tuesday. Due to graduation, LA requested that the quarterfinal game be moved up to Wednesday. The winner advances to Saturday’s semi-final game against either Greely-Mountain Valley-Yarmouth. The Class B West Final is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s. With the offense sputtering over the past few weeks, Coach Apt encouraged his players to refocus, be more disciplined at the plate and tighten up their defense. All three phases came together Friday as the Raiders swept the season series against Greely. Senior Carla Tripp provided the spark to get the FA offense chugging along. She went 3-for-3, scoring twice. Tripp, who had a 20-plus pitch at bat against pitcher Danielle Cimino in last year’s playoff, continued to haunt the Greely ace. She was hit by a pitch in her first at bat, and would score the Raiders’ first run. Fryeburg broke the game open in the third, plating three runs and chasing Cimino from the game. Tripp started the rally SOFTBALL, Page C

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Big day for LR track (Continued from Page C) finalists to continue throwing in the 90-plus feet range. Her best mark remained the 93-8 throw and she did finish in that sixth spot.  Alliyah Veilleux of Winslow won the event with 104 feet 10 inches.  Alliyah was a force winning the discus, getting second in the 100m, and placing third in both the shot put and 200 meters.  She and her teammates had amassed 60 points after 18 of the 19 events.  The Lakers also had 60 points after 18 events.  It was a tie for second place, with Greely 1.5 points behind.  Which led the Lakers to the 4x400m relay.  “We needed to place better than Winslow and Greely in the relay to finish in secLUNCH BREAK — Richard Elliott having lunch and taking in the view from the sum- ond place,” Coach Snow mit of Eastman Mountain, with Gatsby helping him. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) said. “Our girls were seeded ninth, Winlsow 13th and

Freedom of Hills: Eastman Mtn. (Continued from Page C) have served as a convenient base camp for skiers and winter enthusiasts, and the CCC would have provided the labor as they had done in building the Jackson backcountry ski trails. The Borderline proposal never got beyond the planning stage however, because of development of ski lifts on Cranmore Mountain, the destructive hurricane of 1938, and concerns about sufficient snowfall on some of the peaks planned for trail development. The Denmark Mountain Hikers climbed Eastman Mountain in May 2013 on a fine spring day. The Slippery Brook Trail from Evans Notch was well maintained and marked, but with some rocky sections and several small stream crossings. One stream crossing, of Chandler Brook, was larger and featured a pretty cascade of the stream over open ledges. The spring wildflowers were all in bloom, and the woods were

full of the newly opening light green foliage of the young beech trees — a perfect day for a hike! Trail facts Eastman Mountain is located in Carroll County, Chatham, N.H. Difficulty: Difficult Trail distance: 4.0 miles to the summit from Evans Notch Hiking time: 3 hours 30 minutes to the summit from Evans Notch Elevation: 2,939 feet Vertical gain: 2,580 feet Coordinates: 44° 12’ 56” N 71° 03’ 43” W Topographic Map: USGS Chatham 7.5-minute quad Directions to the Slippery Brook trailhead in Evans Notch: Take Route 113 North from Fryeburg into Evans Notch. Shortly after passing the AMC Cold River Camp entrance, the Baldface Circle parking lot is on the right. This is a White Mountain National Forest parking lot and a daily fee is charged;

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(Continued from Page C) three away, first game at end of August); and two tournaments (middle and end of season). Registration will be held: • Monday, June 10 at Songo Locks School in Naples from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. • Saturday, June 15 at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton from 9 to 10 a.m. • Saturday, June 15 at Songo Locks School from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call or e-mail for more information: • Robin Leavitt at 653-6614 or photoartworks2000@ • Harvey Toews at 310-0831 or 647-3985 or harvey. • Don White at 321-1882 or • Facebook at Lake Region Soccer Club

there is a self-service kiosk to purchase a daily parking permit. From this parking lot, trails to the Baldfaces and to Eastman Mountain begin across the road. Directions to the Slippery Brook trailhead from North Conway: Take Route 16 North from North Conway, then go right onto Town Hall Road in the village of Lower Bartlett. Continue straight past Route 16A. Follow Town Hall Rd, which changes to Slippery Brook Road/ Forest Road 17, about seven miles to the trailhead. The Slippery Brook trailhead will be at the end of this dirt road, a few minutes after the Mountain Pond trailhead. There is limited room for parking adjacent to the gate. Trail Information from Evans Notch: From the trailhead the trail is nearly level for 0.7 miles to the Circle Junction. Here three trails diverge — the right fork to Emerald Pool, straight ahead to the Bicknell Ridge Trail and northern branch of the Baldface Circle Trail, and left to the south branch of the Baldface Circle Trail and the Slippery Brook Trail to Eastman Mountain. Take the left fork and climb moderately. At the junction with the Slippery Brook Trail (0.2 miles) take the left fork. There are several small and one larger stream crossings on the way. At about 3.5 miles from the trailhead the Slippery Brook Trail reaches the col between Baldface Knob and Eastman Mountain. Take the left fork at this col trail junction, descend slightly then climb moderately, then more steeply, to the

summit of Eastman Mountain in about 0.5 miles. Elevation gain from the col trail junction is 400 feet. The Slippery Brook Trail continues straight at the col trail junction for 4.0 miles to its western trailhead at Slippery Brook Road


(Continued from Page C) with an infield single. Maddie Pearson then flared a base hit down the right-field line. Sarah Harriman helped her own cause by lining to left-center after being down two strikes to score Tripp. With runners at second and third, Sydney Charles slapped an infield hit to plate Pearson. Sophomore lefty Kristen Chipman delivered the knockout blow when she rifled an outside pitch into left field with two out, scoring two runs. Harriman dominated the Ranger line-up, allowing just three hits while striking out 10 to lower her ERA to 0.78. Ranger third baseman Elyse Dinan simply said, “Today, she (Harriman) was on her A game.” Greely hurt their own chances by commiting four errors, while the Raiders had just one miscue. Coach Apt praised his entire team, saying they rose to the challenge, which included playing without slugger Kylie Locke, who injured her hamstring against Freeport. Outfielder Elle Burbank played a flawless first base in Locke’s absence. “Great team effort,” Coach Apt said. “We need to keep this type of effort and focus going for four more games.”

Greely seventh.” Audrey Blais put team above herself. She did not compete in an event until this last one. “She was asked to stay cool and hydrated all day so she would be ready to run the first leg for this race,” Coach Snow said. Her split was 1:07.5 (a 2 second personal record).  Sydney Hancock has put the healing of her hamstring on hold until she completed this outdoor track and field season.  She ran on the school record 4x100 and was the second leg for the 4x400m relay.  Her split was a seasonal best 1:05.  “We asked a lot of Kelsey Winslow today and she came through. What’s one more event?  Kelsey ran the third leg and her split was a seasonal best 1:03.8.  Hannah Perkins qualified for the state championships in the 400 meters but elected not to run in that event to increase our chances in this 4x400 meter relay.  She was our anchor.  She ran a PR split of 1:01.5.  The girls finished second in their heat with a spectacular time of 4:17.83 (10 seconds

better than their seed time),” Coach Snow said. Belfast won the heat in 4:15.24.  The best times from the top heat were Waterville 4:10.19, Old Town 4:15.46, Falmouth 4:19.35, and York 4:19.44.  This meant the LR girls not only beat Winslow and Greely, but the finished fourth in the event and secured a second place overall finish. “The coaching staff is extremely proud of these girls.  Planning, training and preparing a team and a season mean very little if the team is not dedicated to the task and up for the challenges,” Coach Snow said. “These girls were and have the plaque to prove it.” The LR boys had strong efforts also.  Although none of them set personal records, Mason KlugeEdwards’ effort in the racewalk (9:18.05) earned him a seventh place medal and the Laker’s first boys’ points since 2010.  Mark MacDougall (javelin 135-feet) and Marcus DeVoe (triple jump 36-feet 11-inches) also competed for the boys.

Grzyb wins title

BATH — As Coach Kevin McDonald watched the Lake Region girls take home the second place Class B track and field plaque, he envisions his Raiders doing the same, at some point. Fryeburg Academy’s girls finished in a tie for seventh place at the State Meet held at Morse High School in Bath with 31.5 points while the boys finished 11th with 20 points. “All Raiders extend congratulations to the Lake Region girls’ team that brought home the runner-up plaque. This is a great day for track and field in our area,” Coach McDonald said. “The Lakers showed it can be done and our hats are off to those athletes and the coaching staff. You all should be very proud.” The Raiders took 21 athletes to States and every one of them “performed very well,” the coach said. FA ended the day with 10 podium finishes and one state champion — Elizabeth Grzyb won the javelin title with a throw of 108-feet 4-inches. “Elizabeth is only a sophomore, a real asset to the team with a very bright future. She will compete at the New Englands this Saturday in Connecticut, a huge honor for this young lady,” Coach McDonald said. “Elizabeth has shown what is possible with talent, hard work and discipline. The coaches are very happy for this exceptional athlete. Coach Minnich deserves huge accolades for the work he has done with Elizabeth and all the throwers as they rocked at States.” Reaching the podiums were: • 3200 relay with Tyler O’Keefe, Patrick Carty, TJ Rose and Eric Hannes, gaining fourth place, 8:45.73; • 400 meters, Forest Stearns third place, 51.99 and fifth place in the 200 meters, 23.73; • 1600 relay, sixth place, Forest Stearns, Dacota Griffin, Sully Briggs and Eric Hannes, 3:41.68; • Discus sixth place for Will Price, 122-feet 11-inches; • Shot Put fifth place for Bright Amoako, 42-feet 8.50inches;  • 3200 relay, seventh place, Elizabeth Grzyb, Emily McDermith, Anna Lastra and Jamie Gullikson, 10:49.49; • Javelin first place for  Elizabeth Grzyb; • Shot Put, second place for Bailey Friedman (she will also be going to New Englands  — “a fantastic accomplishment for this young athlete,” Coach McDonald said), 33-feet 7-inches; • Pole vault, third place for Jamie Gullikson, 9-feet.

Opinion & Comment

June 6, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

Shopping on the run Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist I woke just after dawn one morning a couple of weeks ago and peeked into my daughter’s room to find an amorphous, Amanda-shaped lump under the distant covers. With great stealth, I tiptoed over the many discarded piles of college droppings to get to the bed, and after I determined, which end of the lump encased the head, I bent over quietly and brushed back the dark auburn hair and lightly kissed the first ear that I found. “I’m glad you’re home safe, darling,” I whispered into said ear. Amanda rustled ever-so-slightly and then let out a tiny happy little squeak. Quietly down the stairs and into the dining room and through the kitchen and strewn everywhere out into the mudroom, I found more evidence of her obvious nocturnal return — part of the annual spring migration from the south that has been going on for three years now and which results in instantaneous clutter in our otherwise tidy home. Amanda is like a monarch butterfly, but with more baggage. It’s 985 miles from Amanda’s college in western Virginia to our home, which normally takes a cool 18 hours by car,

unless of course they’re ripping up the highway around Scranton, Pa., and, of course they’re always ripping up the highway around Scranton, Pa., which means the trip takes longer…so anyway, we knew she’d be on the road for a long time and it was wonderful now (and a parental relief) to see that she was out from behind the wheel and underneath blankets — where as it turned out she would stay for the next 14 hours. A few days later, Amanda dropped by my office after work and the aging jock and the youthful jock went for a trail run together. The girl’s college major is exercise science (which means she gets credits to train) and that puts her dad at a distinct disadvantage, since the only credit he gets for beating himself up aerobically on a nearly daily basis is the yearly trite Christmas card from the CEO of the company that manufactures ibuprofen. So off we went on one of my favorite loops up through the Green Hills Preserve, darting about rocks and hopping logs and leaping small streams along several miles of perfect single-track trail. Up and down and then way more up and up and up at which point the girl finally called from behind, “Okay…time…out…I…gotta…walk…for…a…bit.” To which her dad replied (running in place and all puffed up with his own aerobic capacity), “Oh, wow, I didn’t know you had wimp-induced asthma. Ha, ha, ha.” To which the daughter shot back some snarky remark, which the dad couldn’t quite make out but may have had something to do with mandatory steroid testing for sarcastic fathers. Soon, we crested and then it was all downhill cruising through lovely forest and our pulse rates dropped down to something more in line with what you’d expect to see in SHOPPING, Page D

The American Redstart

For several days, I have been hearing a bird singing in the backyard, a high, sweet sounding song that puzzles me because it sounds like more than one bird. After listening for a few minutes, though, it dawns of me that I experience this confusion every spring and that I have been fooled once again. It is not a yellow warbler singing, or a black-and-white warbler, it is the American redstart. Although I am not always lucky enough to find him, this time I look up and there he is, perched on a thin branch. He throws his head back, opens his mouth, and delivers his high, clear song to the world:

Bird Watch by Jean Preis BN Columnist

tsee tsee tsee tsee-o. He is only about five inches long, but he is a gorgeous creature who is glossy black above, and white below, with bright orange patches on his sides, wings, and tail. I have seen his mate in the yard, too. Her plumage has the same pattern as the male’s, but her colors are different. She is

gray-olive above with white below, and the patches on her sides, wings, and tail are yellow. One year, an immature male redstart visited our yard. At first, I thought it was a female, but then I read that young male redstarts do not acquire their black and orange plumage until their second autumn. In their first

STORM CLOUDS ROLLING IN across the Naples Causeway Sunday afternoon as captured in this photo taken by Jim Hall of Casco.

Letters Financing the system

To The Editor: I wonder if the Bridgton Fire Suppression Committee has considered using tax increment financing to establish underground storage tanks (fiberglass may be more durable than cement cisterns) as part of a town-supervised system rather than imposing the cost upon developers. With tax increment financing there would be no additional up-front costs either to developers or to homeowners other than the taxes they would pay anyway, which might reduce resistance to providing adequate fire suppression water supplies in the outer areas of town. In any instance the town and the committee should be thanked for addressing a complex and serious issue. Peter Ryner Hancock, N.H.

Fuel for thought

To The Editor: As local employers who help maintain the Portland Montreal Pipeline, we wanted

to share our perspective with Bridgton and Harrison voters who will be considering an oil sands resolution at next week’s town election. The Portland Pipe Line Corporation pumps millions into Maine’s economy annually, is responsible for more than half the tonnage moving through the Port of Portland, supports local jobs at companies like ours, and pays more than $22,000 annually to Harrison in property taxes. The pipeline does not run through Bridgton. We need petroleum products to fuel our economy and heat our homes. Pipelines are five times safer than rail and 1,000 times safer than tanker trucks when it comes to moving petroleum products. Portland Pipe Line stands outs as an industry leader, earning national recognition and awards from the U.S. Coast Guard for its environmental stewardship and safety record. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection proclaimed earlier this year that the company has an “impressive safety and environmental record,” and is “an important partner,” in spill prevention. Global energy activists with an “off oil” agenda are trying to convince Mainers that oil sands derived crude represents an unacceptable risk. But, the findings of the

Obama administration prove their claims are not true. The U.S. State Department’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline Project was released in March. The department reported that the characteristics of oil sandsderived crude are generally comparable to those of conventional crude oils and that pipeline incident rates involving Alberta pipelines that have been transporting oil sands crude for decades are similar to systems carrying conventional crude. As local contractors, we have always known the Portland Pipe Line Corporation is committed to safety. Because of the Obama administration report we also now know that the claims of the activists about oil sands are simply not true. Todd Sawyer TRS Timber Maintenance Waterford Richard Morse and Dottie Wilson Morse Wilson Excavating, Inc. Waterford

In the mix

To The Editor: The 400 members of the Maine Energy Marketers Association work everyday to lower energy prices for LETTERS, Page D

spring it is easy to confuse them with females, since the only difference is that young males have a few blackish specks on the throat. Like many summer visitors to this area, the redstarts arrived in our yard in May, and by September they will be heading south, but they will not be driving to Florida. These tiny warblers, who come here only to breed and raise their family, will fly thousands of miles to the neotropics, their true home, somewhere in the Caribbean, Central America, or even the northern part of South America. American redstarts make their living gleaning insects from leaves, or grabbing them in the air with the aid of specialized, bristle-like feathers around the mouth that help them catch flying insects. When perched, the male frequently fans his tail feathers and spreads his wings, flashing his bright orange feathers, which may be a way of startling prey. His habit of flicking his tail and wings has earned him the name candelita, or little torch, in Cuba, and mariposa, or butterfly, in the rest of the tropics, according to Hal H. Harrison, author of Wood Warblers’ World. The male redstart in our yard is singing from a perch above a thick tangle of shrubs, which is where we think the pair may be nesting. It is an area we call the REDSTART, Page D

HATCHING — The “hatching” of an acorn reveals the birth of a tiny oak tree. You can see interesting treerelated photos like this on a daily basis at www.facebook. com/QTeamTreeService. (Photo by Robert Fogg)

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

War to end war

We have now seen the opening salvo of this new and long-delayed conflict. In a major speech on May 23, President Obama announced that the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) must end. It began after 9/11/01 with the pursuit of al Qaeda’s leading cadres and their Taliban allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan; it must end without a formal victory and with the president ceding war-making powers. While there are still fanatics who hate and are pledged to destroy us, dealing with them will be the task of intelligence agencies, diplomats enlisting the cooperation of friendly states and, on a case-by-case basis, units of the armed forces. Return volleys in this war have come from the reigning congressional hawks, Senators McCain and Graham. “Premature,” they charge. The danger of more attacks by terrorists persists and must be dealt with by a fully mobiWAR, Page D

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Do you use diabetic testing supplies? If so, starting on July 1, Medicare will pay for those supplies only if you use a Medicare national mail-order contractor. If you don’t want the diabetic testing supplies delivered to your home, you can go to any local store that that is enrolled with Medicare to get them. (Note: if you are in a Medicare Advantage plan you will be notified by the plan if your supplier is changing). When this new program starts, national mail-order contract suppliers can’t charge you more than any unmet deductible or 20% co-insurance. That is also true of local stores that accept the Medicare approved amount as full payment. If you get your supplies from a local pharmacy, NUGGET, Page D


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Underground economy operating smoothly

TURTLE CROSSING — A snapping turtle decided to cross Main Street just down from The Bridgton News office on Friday, May 31, holding up traffic. With all the cars going by and despite the bystanders holding traffic, she had second thoughts. (Photo by Ethan McNerney)


(Continued from Page D) their customers. Resolutions put before voters in Bridgton and Harrison next week by “off oil” activists opposing the transportation of oil sands could limit our supply of petroleum products and lead to higher energy prices for Maine consumers. The Alberta Oil Sands in Canada is the third largest reserve of crude in the world, has safely been a part of our fuel mix for decades, and is putting downward pressure on consumer prices. Earlier this year, a report in the Maine media put a barrel of oil from Alberta at about $60 a barrel compared to $118 a barrel for traditional foreign sources. In January, the Portland City Council unanimously rejected a policy prohibiting the purchase of oil sands-derived products for Portland’s fuel needs. The council concluded it would be impossible to source petroleum products in the market that could be certified to be free of oil sands-derived crude. The Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee reached a similar conclusion in May

unanimously agreeing to drop an oil sands moratorium from a bill after hearing from the Department of Environmental Protection that “refined oil may be comprised of oil from a variety of sources. The proposed moratorium could significantly reduce the availability of oil products in Maine and increase energy costs to Maine citizens and businesses.” Opponents of fossil fuels do not want voters to understand the true costs of eliminating oil sands crude from our fuel mix. Their proposal is unworkable and far too high a price to pay for those of us who rely on oil and gas to heat our homes and fuel our vehicles. Jamie Py, President Maine Energy Marketers Association Portland

Hot dogs

To The Editor: I would like to post a strong reminder to all the people who are misguided in thinking that taking their pets to the supermarket or on any errand are making an incredibly stupid decision in the summer season. Last Friday on my way home from work, my husband ran into Hannaford while I waited in the van. I watched a

couple leave their dog in their car for 27 minutes. Then on Monday while at Hannaford, a red Saab convertible, with the top up and windows half down, sat a yellow Labrador next to our vehicle for 24 minutes. We left before the owner got back. I have no idea how much longer that beautiful dog sat in the car. What are these people thinking? I’m sure some think it is a sign of great love of their pet to take them everywhere. It isn’t. If you were out taking your dog to the vet’s office, take them home after, then run your errands. Dogs do not have to sit in a vehicle and wait for you, even with the windows down partially, it is hot inside that vehicle. Terri Pike Bridgton

Drugs for the elderly

To The Editor: Many older Mainers are struggling with the rising costs of food, health care and basic, everyday expenses. Imagine not having money to heat your home in the winter. Imagine having to choose


TOWN OF CASCO Public Hearing June 11, 2013 7:30 P.M.

The Selectboard will hold a public hearing at the Casco Community Center on June 11, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., to review an application for a catering-only liquor license for Sheila Rollins, doing business as Fine Kettle of Fish LLC, located at 50 Marina Road, South Casco, Maine. 1T23


The Town of Casco is accepting sealed bids for improvements to a portion of Libby Road. The project includes providing all materials, labor and equipment to complete roadway reconstruction. Bid packets are available at the Casco Town Office, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, ME 04015. Bids are due in the office of the Town Manager by 10:00 a.m., June 20, 2013. 2T23


Specifications, the Invitation to Bid and Instructions to Bidders are on file at the Casco Town Office at 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine. Date: May 31, 2013

Town of Casco, Maine


By: _______________ David P. Morton Town Manager


1. Plaintiff seeks to recover judgment reforming the Warranty Deeds recorded in Book 681, Page 306, Book 849, Page 541, Book 1477, Page 196, Quitclaim Deed recorded in Book 1589, Page 412, Deed of Trust recorded in Book 4070, Page 681, Trustee’s Deed recorded in Book 4494, Page 146, Special Warranty Deed recorded in Book 4535, Page 129, and Deed of Trust recorded in Book 4535, Page 132 with the Union County Registry to include the correct legal description as set forth on Exhibit I attached to the Complaint, said reformation to relate back to the original date of recording; judgment reforming the Deed of Trust recorded in Book 4535, Page 132 with the Union County Registry to name Crawford J. Lineberger, III and Kyshia B. Lineberger as the Grantors in the notary acknowledgement of the said Deed of Trust, said reformation to relate back to the original date of recording; and judgment declaring that the Deed of Trust recorded in Book 4535, Page 132 is a valid first lien against the interests of Defendants Crawford J. Lineberger, III and Kyshia B. Lineberger. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than the 9th day of July, 2013, said date being forty (40) days from the first publication of this notice; and upon your failure to do so the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief sought. This, the 28th day of May, 2013. OF COUNSEL:

s/ _____________________________ Bowen C. Houff, Attorney for Plaintiff



too big for too long and growth is accelerating. The feds tried last year to prohibit children from using power equipment on private land for compensation, so it could conceivably prohibit the kid next door from using your lawn mower. Government licenses day care centers in many places and would control all babysitters if we let it. The more government tries to micromanage, the more legitimate business shrinks and the underground economy grows. It’s estimatpeople is not the best way to save money. Individuals in the DEL have nothing to spare. In fact, eliminating the DEL could force many who are in the program into institutional care — a much more expensive outcome for the state. Priscilla Parisien AARP Maine Executive Council Portland

Keep it active

To The Editor: To all Fryeburg Water District residents: To be or not to be, that is the question. On Tuesday, June 11, district voters will be asked if they want to keep the Fryeburg Water District active or make it inactive. This is not a binding vote, but will give the board the desires of the people. I strongly urge voters to keep the district active. The State of Maine gave the people of Fryeburg a huge gift by creating the district. It gives authorities and responsibilities that can be great tools for the people who live here. It can and has done things that can benefit the town. Its sole purpose is looking after the water and district inhabitants’ concerns. Given the recent water issues in town and the simple fact water is so precious, it seems logical to want to keep this tool handy. The district has not had to pay any money to have

ed to account for $2 trillion per year in the United States and $10 trillion worldwide. Democrats in power continue to grow government, but it’s not just them: it grew more under George W. Bush’s administration than it did under President Clinton’s. President Obama, however, has made them both look like pikers. He’s taken over 20% of the economy and bragged that he’ll bring down the level of the oceans even if it means regulating emissions from your lawn ECONOMY, Page D the district active and with a little effort that can continue. The expense, time, effort and learning have been done and everything is in place. If the district goes inactive and sometime in the future the people want to bring it back, all the set up has to be done again. In effect, it will have to start over again and it would take many months and dollars to get it going again. Recent public testimony in front of the Maine Public Utilities Commission raises a lot of questions regarding the competence of the management of the Fryeburg Water Company. If the contract between Nestlé and Fryeburg Water Company is approved as written, Nestlé will be here trying to build a huge bottling plant that will have unknown implications. Having the district around to be involved will be critical. I also urge you to support William Harriman for trustee. He has worked tirelessly to bring facts and important issues to the front. He supports keeping the district active. He has done his homework. His opponent has expressed support for making it inactive, and has said she has a lot to learn. Let’s have trustees who want to work for the district, not shut it down. If the voters of the district vote to keep it active, should the trustees who tried to close it without public input resign? Ask questions, listen, find out what this year’s candidates think. LETTERS, Page D


Town of Fryeburg


Demolition of Dangerous building 23 Burgess Road Tax Map 8, Lot 20 House and Garage Shed

TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows:

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until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Town Manager’s Office, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.


by Tom McLaughlin


The Town of Casco, Maine will receive sealed bids for:


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between food and life-saving medication. Maine’s Drugs for the Elderly program (DEL) helps pay for prescription drugs for lowincome Mainers who are 62 or older and not yet eligible for Medicare. The proposed elimination of the DEL to help balance Maine’s budget will be nothing short of devastating to the 80,000 individuals in the program. The state has alternatives. At-risk seniors and the disabled do not. To suggest that DEL beneficiaries can get their prescription drugs cheaply at national pharmacy chains, hospitals or through discounts from the pharmaceutical companies themselves is shortsighted. First of all, not every brand-name drug has a generic equivalent for a lower cost, and while it might be possible to get a limited supply of a drug directly from the pharmaceutical company, this is not a sustainable option. Our most vulnerable residents need a sustainable solution that makes sense. They need the DEL. While I recognize the need for a balanced budget, eliminating prescription drug coverage for at-risk elderly




The underground economy operates smoothly because government isn’t involved. How many of you have hired the kid next door to mow your lawn? You need a babysitter? That works the same way and we don’t need government to regulate it, right? Most of us have friends and relatives who work “under the table” and, increasingly, small businesses that remain “on the books” struggle to compete with them. Government would control and tax the smallest transactions if it could, and it’s trying to. It’s regulating yard sales and lemonade stands in several places. It will regulate every penny we earn and spend it if it doesn’t collapse first — and its collapse is inevitable if we stay on the path we’re on. Government has been



The Town of Casco, Maine will receive sealed bids for: Demolition of Dangerous building Burgess Road Tax Map 6, Lot 19 Barn and Milk Shed until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Town Manager’s Office, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Specifications, the Invitation to Bid, and Instructions to Bidders are on file at the Casco Town Office at 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine. Date: May 31, 2013

Town of Casco, Maine


By: _______________ David P. Morton Town Manager





The Town of Lovell will be accepting bids for the replacement of the roof at the Lovell Town Office. This will consist of the following: Specifications for Town Office Roof: Remove and dispose of all old roofing material. Nail off any loose boards on the main roof. Supply and install 1/2" CDX plywood on roof as needed. Supply and install 1 course high heat-type ice and water shield at all eaves. Supply and install synthetic underlayment at main roof. Supply and install .29 gauge galvanized metal roofing at all areas including ridge, gable closures, sidewall flashing and end wall areas and proper flashing where needed. This will be green-colored metal roofing. Supply and install galvanized drip edges at all eaves. All workmen will be required to show proof of insurance. All workmen will have an OSHA certification and will follow safety guidelines with proper scaffolding and fall protection equipment. All workmanship will be guaranteed for 5 years. Bids will be opened at the Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013. If you have any questions please call Larry Fox at the Town Garage, 925-1010. 1T23



(Continued from Page D) I would also like to thank Deb Tait for all the work and time she has given the Fryeburg Water District running the election. Thank you for allowing me to represent you on the board. Let’s tell the district’s trustees that we want an active district and trustees who will make it work for you. Scot Montgomery Fryeburg FWD trustee until June 11

Big thanks

To The Editor: Wow, what an amazing turnout for our ninth Annual Silent Auction. Big thanks to Bill and Nancy Sanborn for smoking pork and chicken all week so they could feed us, and extra special thanks to our church ladies and yes, some of the guys too, for all the help with set up during the event and cleanup. We couldn’t do it without you! Thanks to the Denmark


Loon Echo can close the purchase of Hacker’s Hill. In the same meeting, the selectmen denied monies to the library. I guess books are not as important as giving taxpayer money to a private company, Loon Echo, so they can buy land and put it in their name. Loon Echo will own Hacker’s Hill and they will have all the Constitutional rights to use and dispose of that property as they see fit. We should all register as land trusts so we can have taxpayers buy land for us and put it in our name. Land trusts, like Loon Echo, are doing a great job acquiring private property either through outright purchase or conservation easements. “Roughly 10% of Maine’s 22,646,400 acres are in conservation easements. These conservation easements range in size from a quarter of an acre to 777,352 acres. As of 2010, 102 land trusts registered over 1,700 easements covering a total of two million acres of conservation easements, with hunTo The Editor: dreds of thousands of addiThe Casco Board of tional acres likely to follow.” Selectmen voted to levy (Conservation Easement $25,000 in added taxes so Reform: As Maine Goes

Fire Department for always being so generous and sharing their building. And I can’t forget all the people and local businesses that donate to us so we can have such a fun event. Just a short list of the many sponsors: Khiel Firewood, Gary MacFarlane, Rick Mason, Beth Barber Varney, Five Fields Farm, Jimbob’s, ACE Insurance, Stacy Service Center, Shawnee Peak, Cardinal Printing, Micki Warner, Pingree’s Maple Products, Joanne Harbourt, Priscilla Lewis, Anne Barton, Debbie Noble and many others. Mother Nature tried to ruin our day, but unsuccessfully. Best year yet…see you next year for our 10th! Denmark Congregational Church Pam Hale, Nancy Sanborn & Fund Raising Committee

Trust Land Trusts?



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Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office ELECTRICIANS Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” TLC Home Maintenance Co. David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Professional Cleaning and Residential/Commercial/Industrial Property Management 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Housekeeping and much more 583-4314 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor COMPUTERS Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire EEcomputer Services Bridgton 207-647-5012 Small business specialists J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. 603-733-6451 Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Ms. C’s Computer Repair Bridgton 647-9435 Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 McIver Electric 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton Naples Computer Services 647-3664 PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor Video security systems 24 hour Emergency Service 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882


Dan’s Construction Homes/siding/garages Rep. windows/roofing/flooring Insured/references/30+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159

David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Douglass Construction Inc. Residential & Commercial Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings Harrison 583-4728 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 EXCAVATION Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 K.S. Whitney Excavation Sweden Rd. Bridgton Sitework – Septic Systems Materials delivered Jeff Hadley Builder Kevin 207-647-3824 New homes, remodels, additions Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Snow’s Excavation Kitchens, tile & wood floors Complete site work Fully insured – free estimates 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697 Quality Custom Carpentry EXERCISE/FITNESS Specializing in remodeling & additions Jeff Juneau Naples Dee’s BodyCraft 207-655-5903 Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced COUNSELING Bridgton 647-9599 Ellia Manners, LCPC FOUNDATIONS In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Call for brochure/Insurance accepted Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors 207-647-3015 Bridgton Harrison Tel. 583-4896

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

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

should the nation follow) Land trusts, like Loon Echo, are brokers or sales people. Their job — persuade landowners to give up the development rights of their private property through easements. Remember, however, that no easement written by a land trust will give you control over your land once you sign their easement. Also, the restrictions on land trust easements are so stringent that eventually the landowner can do nothing with his own property. The land trust then buys the property at less than market value. Land trusts use easements instead of eminent domain to acquire property because property taken by eminent domain has the Constitutional requirement for “just compensation.” Constitutionally, you must pay for the land at a fair market value. Through easements, the land trust acquires the development rights of private property without the Constitutional requirement of just compensation. Hence, transfer of development rights through easements now replaces eminent domain. Easements are GARAGE DOORS

June 6, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D a better financial deal for land trusts because they want to avoid “just compensation” for your development rights. The Ninth Circuit Court has ruled that any pre-contract promises, agreements, conversations, commitments, brochures and or manuals are not binding. Once you sign the land trust’s easement you are no longer the primary owner of your land. Beware — land trusts are under no legal obligation to disclose any information that might discourage their acquisition of an easement. Elaine J. Heuiser Casco

Thank you Naples

To The Editor: First of all, I want to thank all the businesses and the town of Naples for their generosity in supplying prizes to give away to the attendees of “Thank You Naples Day — A Celebration of the Causeway Renovations” and a celebration that construction will soon be coming to an end, and we all survived it! LP GAS

Roberts Overhead Doors Maingas Commercial/residential – free estimates Your Propane Specialist Now offering Master Card & Visa 1-800-648-9189 207-595-2311

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

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

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


Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Glynn Ross Cleanings and repairs, Boilers 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service 671-2556 (cell) Licensed and insured 207-693-7011 MUSIC LESSONS


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

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

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

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

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

I didn’t get a firm estimate of the number of people that attended because of changes to the crowd throughout the day, but based on the number of drawing tickets that we had, not counting the people that put in more than one entry against the rules, and comparing the number of people that I saw in attendance that did not enter the drawings that I know, I would put the total number of people guaranteed at 600. I actually think that the crowd was over 1,000 people though, in reality, throughout the day. I am unsure of the crowd for the fireworks, since it was dark, and because I put out the lights along the Causeway during them, so they would show up best and boy did they shine. I swear the fireworks were in LCD HD quality. I can truly say that Atlas Fireworks delivered exactly what they promised for this fireworks show, and I want to note that Atlas donated $4,500 to match the town’s portion of the fireworks. They started the show with a mini finale and also LETTERS, Page D REAL ESTATE Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1-time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606 The Dump Guy Insured – Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858

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


PAINTING CONTRACTORS Septic systems installed & repaired

Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly George Jones Quality Painters 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546 Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References SURVEYORS 207-318-3245 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services Jerry’s Painting Service P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Off: 583-6159 Fully Insured – Free Estimates D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. 207-527-2552 Over 10,000 surveys on file

Webber Painting & Restoration TOWING Exterior & Interior painting Repairs/Installations/Modifications Stuart Automotive Southern Maine Retirement Services Fully insured – Estimates – References Free Junk Car Removal Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Craig, 207-831-8354 838-9569 Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340

KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804 Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

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

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



A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029

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

Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436

Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Ken Karpowich Plumbing Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Licensed and insured Utility and Landscape Arborist Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423 Waterford ME – 583-2474



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

N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121

Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery 647-8804 Handy Hands Property Maintenance Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME Comprehensive custom service Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Caretaking – long or short term Small Animal Medicine & Surgery A-Z/lot clearing to structure & Route 302, Fryeburg grounds care 647-8291 207-935-2244

Dawn’s Lawns & Landscaping 25+ years experience Fully Insured Mowing-Landscaping-Seasonal cleanups J Team Property Services 207-739-9022 Property security checks-Handyman repairs Fully insured – Painting/carpentry Durgin’s Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Seasonal cleanups Home/rental home cleaning Lawn care & Landscaping John England 207-650-9057 207-739-9022 Vigilant Guard Security LP GAS Property management and maintenance Wstn. Maine – 632 Rocky Knoll Rd, Denmark Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service 207-739-9077 Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029


Downeast Energy/Denmark LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151

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

Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

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


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



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TWO SAME COLOR — 10’x12’ thick wool rugs. Bought through Pottery Barn 1.5 years ago. Excellent condition. $1,000. One wooden bookcase 4’ high. $75. Call 1t23 (207 329-5495.

CHEF ­— Experienced line cooks for The Loon’s Nest, a summer restaurant at the Kezar Lake Marina in Lovell, Maine. Please send resume to F. Conary, The Loon’s Nest, P.O. Box 490, Bryant Pond, ME 04219. 7t18

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

BRIDGTON — 4,000-squarefoot condo located at 30 Headwall Drive, Shawnee Peak. May-December 2013. 3-bedrooms, game room, sauna, 3½-baths, views of Mt. Washington & Moose Pond from all floors. Fully furnished, move-in ready. $1,500 per month plus utilities. References, first & last month’s rent & security deposit of $1,500. Call 207-754-6230. 4t20x

WATERFORD — Seasonal cottage for rent. Family cottage on Papoose Pond. Kitchen, living room, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, screened porch, private sandy beach. $700 per week. Available June 1 - Sept. 22. 207-232-8291. 16t11x

PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www. for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21. tf3

SPEEDBOAT — 1966 Century mahogany 16’ 185 gray marine. 888 original hours. Needs some CLEANERS — needed for clean- plank restoration. 1988 trailer. ing homes and cottages in the $7,500. 693-6701 Sonny 0405513t23x Bridgton and surrounding area. 1535. Saturdays between 10-3 p.m. Must be reliable, have own transporta- MCCULLOCH — riding lawn tion, good working vacuum and mower, rear engine drive. 2-yearold, just had complete tuneup, oil references. Call 207-647-4000. 2t23 and filter changed, blade sharpened. $550 cash 207-693-3906. 1t23x SEASONAL DISHWASHERS/ — kitchen help wanted at a sum- VINTAGE LINENS — Aprons, mer camp in Sweden. For more in- hankies, bedspreads, tablecloths. formation and to apply, call (207) All in excellent condition. Call 2t23x 242-0789. Employment runs from 693-4314. mid-June to mid-August. 2t23x ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE — MATURE STYLIST — for three held at the Bridgton Community person, relaxed atmosphere salon. Center (all donations benefit BCC) Currently one stylist (owner) and every Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. one nail tech. Salon offers hair, June 8th thru August 31st, 2013. nails, wax, tanning. Make your For information or to request an own hours, but must be available application, please contact Diana at 207-647-3523 or e-mail from noon to 4 p.m. daily, and have White your own client base. Free rent for 4t22 summer. Please call 647-8355 to discuss arrangements. Thank you VEHI­CLES FOR SALE for your interest. tf23 JESUS IS LORD – new and GROUNDS KEEPER — needed used auto parts. National locator. for the North Bridgton Cemetery. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Must have insurance and be will- Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 ing to work. One raking, 8 mow- Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 ings June to Nov. Call 647-5549. FOR RENT 2t23x SACO RIVER CANOE — & NAPLES — Off Rte. 35, quiet, Kayak is looking for dependable one-bedroom, 1st floor, pine pandelivery drivers who have a good eling, built-in book shelves, coindriving record and are able to inde- op laundry onsite, no smoking, no pendently load and unload canoes. pets, 1st and one-month security If you enjoy working with the required, $700 month, oil heat & public, and don’t mind having fun electricity included. 207-899-5052. tf11 while you work, then come see us. Send resumes to Saco River Canoe WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom & Kayak, PO Box 100, Fryeburg, house, carpeted, 2 baths, small ME 04037 or e-mail info@sacoriv- loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No tf18 smoking, no pets, quiet location. $780 per month. 787-2121. 4t21x WORK WANTED

Classified line ads are now — Semi-re- BRIDGTON — 1-2 bedroom posted on our website at NO CONTRACTOR tired, looking for plumbing and apartment, with large deck looking EXTRA CHARGE! electric work in the local area. Call at Shawnee Peak. Central heating

& air conditioning. Heat & electric included. 1 year lease & security CAMP/RENTAL/HOME— Of- deposit required. $735 month. Call fice cleaning. Locally owned eco- 671-7075 or 647-8052. tf22 friendly cleaning service. Great rates. Excellent references. Fully WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedinsured. Evergreen Cleaning. 207- room apartment available. $695 253-9044. 8t23x month & security deposit. Includes heat. 1-year lease. No smoking. No HANDYMAN SERVICE — pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf18 backhoe work/driveway grading/ carpentry. Insured. Michael Ginty, 207-595-1374. 4t23x 647-8026.

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EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf44

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BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment, quiet area. $725 month, utilities included. Pets ok. Call 207899-6200. 4t20

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EXPERIENCED CARPENTER WANTED 5-year minimum carpentry experience. Must have own tools and transportation. Health insurance and IRA retirement accounts available. Individual should be neat, motivated and have a professional attitude. Call Hubka Construction, 647-2299. 2T23CD

Part-time, flexible hours include evenings and weekends, competitive hourly pay rate. Personal care experience is a plus but not necessary. We provide training. A commitment to helping others is a must. Call 207-627-1126 for more information. 1T23CD



RECREATION DIRECTOR The Town of Bridgton, population 5,200, is seeking a qualified and experienced person for the position of Recreation Director. The long-established position continues to provide citizenry with a broad range of year round recreation and sports programming options. The selected individual will have a variety of demonstrated professional skill sets that supports their programming and leadership efforts. Interested persons should go online at to obtain a copy of the position description. All letters of interest/applications must include the applicant’s resume, outline their levels of education, municipal recreation leadership experience, strategic community recreation planning and special events they have been involved with.



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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE GARAGE SALE — Antiques, glassware, linens, prints, furniture OTISFIELD CAMP — 16’ x 38’, and lot more. Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5, needs work, on Crooked River, Rte. 37, 563 No. Bridgton Road, 110’ water frontage with electric, Bridgton. 1t23x NICEST RENTAL — in the area! water, septic. $40,000. 207-9393282. 2t23x 2-bedroom brick home near Bridgton/Denmark line, looking for WATERFORD — 4 and 5 acre clean, quiet, non-smoking single lots with mountain and lake views. or couple with no pets. Immacu- Paved road/power. $65K up. Owner Buying and late and efficient, new paint and financing. Offering carpets throughout; kitchen ap- Tel. 207-743-8703. 1t23x US Coins pliances included. Full basement, Gold & Silver W/D hookups, plowing & mowing WATERFORD — Seasonal Bullion included. $875 month plus utilities. cottage for sale on Papoose Pond. Call (207) 452-2441. FMI tf13 Private sandy beach, 300 feet TFCD of frontage. Older cottage with BRIDGTON — 16 South High kitchen, living room, bath, two Street. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 bedrooms, screened porch. Asking bedroom on ground floor. Quiet, $225,000. Call 207-232-8291. 142 Main Street safe building. Includes heat, hot Conway, NH 16t11x 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors water, off-street parking. Walking distance to Main Street, town BUSINESS SERVICES beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $650 month. First, last RON PERRY CARPENTRY — and security requested. References Renovations and new construction. checked. 207-632-8508. tf20 35 years of experience, no job too small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 4t22x LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very 978-502-7658. large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room HEAP HAULERS — Towing with fireplace in new carriage service. Cash paid for junk cars. tf12 house. $995 month includes elec- Call 655-5963. tricity, laundry hookup, and 50% DEN­MARK HOUSE — of heat. Mountain views and Kezar Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior US • German • Japanese Lake access. No pets/no smok- Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 Buy • Sell • Trade ing. 1 year lease/first and security years of painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call deposit/reference check required. for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, TFCD47 (207) 221-2951. 4t23x 207-452-2781. tf49 ROOMMATE WANTED — PriSweden Trading Post WANTED vate, immaculate home, new prop207-647-8163 Will Travel erty, off Hio Ridge Road, Bridgton. ONE HORSE TO BOARD — in 1st floor bedroom & private bath, Naples. Trails, and dirt road to ride laundry facility. $500 includes all on close by. Horse will share large paddock with my mare. Will have utilities. Call Jon at 595-2969. 4t20x own night stall and a day stall to get into. Phone number 207-693Our business is “picking up” BRIDGTON — Spacious one- 1038. 4t23x Weekly & one-time pick ups bedroom apartment with additional three season loft. Downtown loca- WANTED CRAFTERS — for BARNS, BASEMENTS, ATTICS & tion, off-street parking, water and craft & bake sale July 13, 9-3, WHOLE HOUSE CLEANOUTS partial heat provided. $700 month North Sebago Methodist Church. 2t23x plus security. 647-0983. 787-2661. 207-595-4606 3t22x GENTLY USED — children’s BRIDGTON — 4-bedroom chalet books needed for Bridgton Literacy on 40 Old County Rd., May-De- Taskforce giveaways. Drop off at 3 cember 2013. 2-bathrooms, 2-car Pleasant Street or call Bill for free tf21 garage, fully furnished, move-in pickup 647-5209. ready. $1,200 month plus utilities. References, first & last month’s rent & security deposit of $1,200. Call 207-754-6230. 4t20x EOWOCD

Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.50 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.



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

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted during the month of June and early July though the Town will continue to receive letters of interest until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Mitchell Berkowitz, Town Manager, 207-647-8786. All information should be sent to Town Manager, 3 Chase Street, Suite #1, Bridgton, ME 04009. Bridgton is an equal opportunity employer. 2T22CD


Do you have great communication skills? Do you enjoy working in an environment which promotes Teamwork and Respect? NFI NORTH, INC. A National leader in Human Services has An opening for the positions of SHIFT SUPERVISOR Candidate should be patient, have a sense of humor and have experience working with children. Must have a BA in Sociology, Psychology or related field. At our Residential and Day Treatment Program in Bridgton, ME which serves 5-14 year olds. Competitive salary, Excellent benefits package for full time employees. Supportive work environment, Opportunity for growth. Please send cover letter and resume to: Program Director 15 Wayside Avenue Bridgton, ME 04009 or e-mail Visit our website EOE/AA



Classifieds YARD SALES 3-FAMILY YARD SALE — Furniture, twin bed, antique furniture, computer, gun cabinet, dishes, baby items, toys, all size clothing & lots more. Saturday, June 8th, 9-2, 41 Pinhook Road, Bridgton, off Rte. 107. 1t23x GARAGE SALE — Saturdays, 9 a.m., 12 Mt. Henry Rd., Bridgton. Going out of business, make an offer. Large variety. FMI call 6478210. 4t20


BRIDGTON HOSPITAL GUILD — Thrift Shop accepts your “after-yard sale” items. Your support will help all community members. Tax receipts available. Located next to Renys on Main Street. Thank You. 12t19

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Bridgton 1958 – 55 years ago News item excerpt: As the closing of the South Bridgton School looms ever more threatening, it seems fitting to review briefly the history of “School District #1” and its buildings. Bridgton voters through approval or a disapproval of a recommendation by the School Committee at Town Meeting, March 3 will determine the future of the school. At the first town meeting in 1794, the town was divided into four school districts, #1 being the “Southerly,” with 10 families having 70 children. Lt Robert Andrews was appointed to build a schoolhouse and did so on land which he provided, near what is now the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Fullerton. In 1839, a different location was bought for $15 in the corner of what

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is now Mr. Eichles’ field near the church and a red schoolhouse was built here and torn down in 1878. In the summer of 1861, the present school was built on land bought from James Barker for $50. This was a one-story building and in 1895 the roof was raised to add a second story. When originally built, the cost was $1,150 and the building was considered the best schoolhouse in town. Seventy-five scholars were registered that first winter term. In 1955, the drilling of an artesian well and installation of an oil furnace made possible the installation of a water system for drinking fountains and lavatories. In 1957, the classroom was moved from the upstairs to the ground floor to meet state requirements. Letter to the Editor: As one parent, I would like to express here my appreciation for the opportunity which has been given the children of Bridgton


(Continued from Page D) included the red laser firing effect, surprised everyone by having floating flash pots that appeared to stretch a 1,000 feet or more across the water and were set off a couple of times during the show giving the effect that fireworks were shooting out of the water. There was also the constant volley of HD quality fireworks, and at one point Atlas littered the sky with gold dust for what seemed like minutes, and after that they continued a constant volley of HD fireworks again before ending the show with a spectacular finale. When the finale was over, the crowd was cheering as loud as any Fourth of July crowd ever has and maybe even louder. People came up to me and said, “Wow you just lifted the bar with that fireworks display.” It was a great way to end the day. The day was the town’s way of thanking our residents, seasonal residents, and our guests for putting up with three years of construction, and supporting other recent projects, like the new museum and Information Center, and the purchase of the new ladder truck a year before, and voting to purchase Kent’s Landing and building a boat launch for our residents. The day was planned to be a day filled with fun and happy faces where the Town of Naples officials and employees and the Naples Fire and Rescue Department and the Historical Society could thank you all for supporting the many projects we have done over the last several years to enhance our town and make it the best small town in Maine. Also, it was a day to thank all the groups like Naples Main Street and the Causeway Renovation Committee, and other boards and committees and volunteers of the town for all of their hard work. It was a day for everyone to come eat a free meal, put your feet up, and enjoy the entertainment and the fireworks! The day was a salute to all of you! Special thanks goes out to Billy Libby and the rest of volunteers from the Naples Fire and Rescue Department for going all out, and feeding everyone while keeping up with non-stop lines for three hours. I also need to thank two individuals that ran around all day and night with me making sure that the day was a success. Those two people are my youngest daughter, Kennedi, and Robert Neault, chairman of the Causeway Renovation Committee! I want to thank LA Music for giving us a great deal on the stage rental and for providing professional production all day long, and all of the performers that entertained us during the day and evening. Everyone mentioned above from attendees, volunteers and entertainers deserve applause! You all made it a great day that won’t soon be

Back in the Day by Janine Francisco Bridgton Historical Society at the Ski Slope. People who do not have children in school may not realize that during the snow season school children have had the use of the Pleasant Mountain slopes, rope tow and T-bar without charge two afternoons a week. In addition to these privileges, they have been given free ski lessons and, when necessary, loaned ski equipment without charge. Many parents hesitate to invest in equipment for their children because they do not know whether they wish to, or have the opportunity to, continue to use it. In many such cases, full equipment has been loaned with opportunity to buy later at greatly

reduced prices if the child wishes to go on with the sport. Mr. Littlehale has supplied bus service twice a week at a minimum price of 35c a round trip. He is to be commended for his beyondthe-call-of-duty patience. News item excerpt: An early Easter morning fire damaged the business section on Lower Main Street, which housed the Maine State Liquor Commission Retail Store, John March Delicatessen and Earnest Parsons Bowling Alleys, and drove occupants from four upstairs apartments. Fire spread to the adjoining Charles Osgood poolroom building in the rear, causing serious damage. Around

forgotten! Thank you now, and in the future, for your support in making the town of Naples the best place to live in Maine! It was fun! Also, thank you to the businesses and organizations for donating prizes for the event. Thanks goes out to the town of Naples, town office employees, Naples Small Engine, Captain Jacks, The Galley Restaurant, Bray’s Brew Pub and Eatery, Maine Blues Festival, Naples Custom Motor Sports, Naples Bait and Tackle, Causeway Marina and Maine comedian Gary Crocker. You helped make this event a success! Winners of prizes are posted on the town of Naples website under the Thank You Naples tab, and also posted at the Naples Town Office and can be found on Facebook on the Naples Causeway Restoration page. Derik Goodine Naples Town Manager

A fair shake

Fear of the informed

To The Editor: Two employees of the Portland Pipe Line Corporation made an appearance at the May 14 selectmen’s meeting in response to Bridgton’s resolution on the possibility of tar sands oil being pumped through Maine. David Cyr asserted that people behind the resolution were spreading fear about tar sands oil, and he defended the safety record of the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line (PMPL). I suppose he is right. My position on the issue is that we need to fear a reversal of the PMPL that would pump tar sands oil or diluted bitumen through the watersheds of western Maine. This rational fear needs to be faced by standing up to those who would jeopardize the ecology and economy of the Lake Region. Likewise, PMPL is harboring its own fears. What they fear is an informed public that understands the substantial risks involved in the underground shipment of a toxic material. They understand that public relations is key to adopting a move that they legally have a right to do. Why else would they send paid employees to the meetings of small town local governments and other forums? The fact that diluted bitumen is already being shipped through Maine by rail and that some of our vehicles now use refined tar sands oil is beside the point. We do not have a choice about the origin of our heating oil or vehicle fuel. We also don’t have a choice to use public transportation. It would be ideal if we did have those options, but we don’t. In the meantime, we can voice our concerns in Bridgton and Harrison on June 11 by voting in favor of the non-binding resolutions dealing with tar sands oil. Sally Chappell Bridgton

To The Editor: Fairness on car value? Your trade toward a new one is $1 or $2,000. A trade with 50,000 miles and in good shape should be worth at least half the original buying price, not the stealing price to get something for nothing and sell it for half the original price. Dealers haven’t changed over the years. They have gotten more shifty, greedy, and selling cars over 10 years old at prices higher than they are worth. Fairness is gone. If they don’t come out on top by hook or crook, they cry. Not that we don’t, but we have a reason for it. We were looking for a newer gas-saving SUV and they offered $2,000 on a convertible with less than 55,000 miles on it. That was for $12,000 they were going to ask. Get real! We were not asking $12,000 trade but $5,000 or $6,000. Then what we looked at had 75,000 to 100,000 miles for $12,000 to $15,000. They did not give a fair price on the SUVs we looked at I’m sure — just like the hedge funders that took us to the cleaners. Banks haven’t paid for shafting us, nor will they. They are still doing it with the blessing of the government. Wall Street looks after Congress and higher ups that refuse to change the laws making it legal to steal from the common people. You cannot win. Right now, our new senator hasn’t quite got his feet on the ground or even in his office. For him, change will come and even he will become richer and more powerful than Olympia Snowe. Angus King has a choice but the hedge funders and car companies that live high on the hog at our expense aren’t low life like the common man or woman. All I would ask is fairness when we the people can get a good shake and the laws be changed so all people would be treated the same, “equal.” The president is nothing more than a rock sliding through the last three years to collect his well-earned retirement. Olympia Snowe will stand on her soapbox and collect hers and receive more money than the president, building her empire collecting donations to some taxexempt entity and kickbacks. The truth hurts, but so doesn’t Social Security where couples are expected to live on less than poverty level. Health care isn’t getting cheaper — it is outrageous. Government is changing and not for the good. Robert J. Champagne Bridgton

Point taken

To The Editor: I would like to thank Jim Leamon of Casco. Jim brought out a very, very important point in his criticism of my statement: Our rights are given to us by God and not by man. He wanted to know where it is stated. It is that question that I thank him for asking. For it proves what I have been saying. The public schools do

7 o’clock Sunday morning, Wesley Hannaford, one of the occupants of the building at the corner of Main and Depot Streets, noticed smoke coming into his apartment. He summoned the Bridgton Fire Department, who in turn sent an alarm to the Harrison Fire department. Fire fighters from both departments worked for several hours to bring the flames under control. Defective wiring in the rear of the John March store was believed to have caused the fire. Damage was so great that the entire contents of 6,619 bottles of spirits from the retail store were removed Tuesday and dumped and broken at the Bridgton Town Dump under the supervision of the State Liquor Commission Inspectors, headed by Inspector Timothy Murphy, Augusta. News item excerpt: Merrill Construction Co., contractors for the new Army Reserve Center to be 55 YEARS, Page D not teach the true and honest history of our nation. If you, as a parent, want your children to know how to put on a condom, if you want your kids to learn to be promiscuous, then by all means send them to the public schools where the teaching of and encouraging of promiscuous sex is by far more important than the teaching of our founding documents. For as Jim’s question so well points out, the public education cartel does not spend time studying our founding documents, but as we know it does spend time teaching and encouraging how to have “safe sex.” For if it were otherwise, Jim would have known that in the first sentence of the second paragraph of our Declaration of Independence, our founding fathers stated: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Our Constitution was not a new thought to the Founders, it was an extension of it. It was a declaration of the restraints on government by men who had just fought a war to be free of tyranny. The Constitution is the logical further explanation and amplification of the Declaration of Independence. These founding documents make it absolutely clear that the education of children is not a government issue but a parental responsibility. Come June 17, Lake Region parents and taxpayers are going to have a chance to tell the SAD 61 School Board what they think is more important. To tell them what it is they send their kids to school to learn. For on June 17 at the Crooked River School in Casco, the school committee is going to vote on whether or not to hand out condoms to high school students that want them. This will be the time for parents and taxpayers in SAD 61 to let their elected public servants know what they want taught in the schools of the district — unaltered history of the United States, math, science, geography and other academics or how to have “safe sex” using a condom provided by the district. Schools have absolutely no role in the teaching of sex to your children, none. Not only does the word of God prohibit it, but the Constitutions of both the State of Maine and the United States prohibit it as well. Now before Jim asks where I find that, let me quote Article Ten of the Bill of Rights: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”  Rev. Bob Celeste Harrison

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To The Editor: If you asked 100 people the meaning of the word, “ambiguity,” how many would know it without going to the dictionLETTERS, Page D

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Evelyn M. Klecman

Evelyn M. Klecman, 87, of Bridgton died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Bridgton Health Care Center. She was born in Ashland on Aug. 31, 1925, the daughter of Stephen and Phoebe Dufour Raymond. She had been a homemaker all of her life. She is survived by her nine children; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Burial will be in Crouseville Cemetery in Washburn on Monday, June 10 at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

Miriam E. Mulherin FRYEBURG — Miriam Elizabeth Mulherin, 85, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013, after a brief illness. During her last days, she was at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Feb. 4, 1928, in Fryeburg Harbor, the daughter of Lena and Holmes Gould. Although Fryeburg was her home for 85 years, she had spent the last 14 winters in Sun City Center, Fla. Pete and Miriam started Pete’s Garage in North Fryeburg in 1968. They worked side by side to build a family business which is still actively run by family members. Miriam had many interests: gardening, handcrafts, reading, hunting, fishing, and she loved to cook, especially for her large family. She loved all animals, especially her cat Toby. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Roland “Pete” Mulherin; daughters Bette Tibbetts and her husband John, Dorothy Johnson and her husband Bob, Alice Smith and her husband Steven; her son Paul Mulherin and his wife Brenda; and her sonin-law Fred Goss. She was predeceased by a daughter Judith Goss. She was very proud of her nine grandchildren, and loved being a great-grandmother to their children. There will be no calling hours. Services will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the North Fryeburg Community Chapel, followed by refreshments and a time to share memories. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the North Fryeburg Community Chapel, PO Box 204, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Daniel C. McLaughlin Jr. FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA — Daniel (Danny) Charles McLaughlin Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his home in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on May 19, 2013. Danny was born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 26, 1977, to Daniel and Vicki McLaughlin, and grew up in Fryeburg Harbor, Maine. Growing up, Danny spent many days in the woods and waterways of Maine, fishing, hunting, catching frogs, and camping. He participated in soccer, baseball, basketball, skiing, ice skating, ultimate Frisbee™, and bicycling. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and 4H clubs. He had a heart for adventure, fun and magic. He was an artist in many ways and enjoyed all kinds of art throughout his life. Danny was always kind and protective of his younger siblings, and of all children, always exhibiting gentle care and love. His love of animals and the beauty of nature carried on throughout his adult life. After growing up in the harbor, and graduating from Fryeburg Academy, Danny lived in Iowa, and Calif., where he worked as a pastry chef. He eventually moved to Fla., to be closer to his family where he enjoyed bicycling, sports, the ocean, and the outdoors. Danny always had a passion for music; he played many instruments including the saxaphone. He loved travel and often traveled to music festivals, making friends everywhere he went. Most of all Danny loved his family and spending time with them made him happiest. Danny was a handsome, charming, intelligent, spiritual, loving person, with an unforgetable sparkle in his eyes that will be sorely missed by all who knew him. His contagious smile and infectious laughter will never be forgotten. Danny’s gentle spirit taught many people around him understanding and love. He was blessed with a faith in God and a compassion for humanity that showed in the way he smiled, talked, lived, and loved. Danny was lost too soon, but his gentle, loving example will be cherished and remembered forever. He is predeceased by his father Daniel Charles McLaughlin Sr.; and two grandfathers, Kenneth Van-Patten, and Eugene McLaughlin. Danny is survived by his mother Vicki McLaughlin, of Basin Bayou, Fla.; his sister, Erin McLaughlin and her partner Anthony Cavazos of San Francisco, Calif.; his brother Owen McLaughlin, wife Marian McLaughlin and his two nephews of Anchorage, Alaska, Conner and Keagan McLaughlin; his grandmothers Mary McLaughlin of Lovell, Maine, and Doris Render, of Des Moines, Iowa; as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Fryeburg, Maine on June 12, 2013 at 10 a.m., followed by a burial at the Austin Bemis Riverside Cemeterey in Fryeburg Harbor. Refreshments will be served after at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, followed by a celebration of his life. In Danny’s honor/memory please practice/engage in a random act of kindness and continue to do so whenever possible.

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Obituaries Alfred W. Day III LIVERMORE — Alfred W. Day III, 59, a resident of Federal Road, Livermore, died suddenly, Sunday, June 2, 2013 at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1954, in Lewiston, the son of Alfred W. Day Jr. and Rebecca (Pinkham) Day. Al was a graduate of Leavitt High School. On June 2, 1983, in North Turner, he married Deborah Hayward of South Addison. He was formerly an employee for the town of Livermore, having worked in the cemeteries as grounds keeper and digging graves and at the recycling center, getting done due to health issues. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting trains and time on his computer. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Day of Livermore; two sons, Travis and Patrick Day, both of Livermore; two daughters, Marnia Day of Livermore and Melissa Day of Biddeford; a grandson; three brothers, Randy Day of Turner, Michael Day of Mechanic Falls and Walter Day of Greene; five sisters, Ellen Richardson of Bridgton, Patricia Day of Turner, Paula Fletcher of Albion, Pauline Day of Albion and Beatrice Jacques of Rumford. He was predeceased by his parents. Messages of condolence may be sent to: Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls. Interment was in North Turner Cemetery, 133 Howes Corner Road, Turner.

Betsey A. Ross CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Betsey Ann Ross, 75, of Chebeague Island passed from this life to the next on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness. She was born in Portland on Aug. 25, 1937, the older of two daughters of Pearl (Rines) and Everett Ross. She was educated in Chebeague Island schools and graduated as the sole alumna from the Class of 1956 at Chebeague Island High School. Betsey worked for the U.S. Postal Service on Chebeague Island from 1966 to 1992, the last seven as postmaster. She was active with Girl Scouts on the Island and served on the board of the Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund. She was an active member of the Ladies Aid of the Chebeague Island United Methodist Church and on their behalf sent countless cards to members as part of their card ministry outreach program. Betsey was known as an avid card sender in her own right and readily sent a card for any reason or occasion. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery as well as scrapbooking, photo albums and genealogy. She will be remembered as a woman who was very kind with her words and actions. Her niece and nephews were the apples of her eyes, and she was known to spoil them a bit here and there. Betsey is survived by her sister, Natalie Parker of Raymond; her nephews and niece; and a large extended family. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Those who wish may attend a short prayer service at 3 p.m. as part of the visiting hours. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 10 at 11 a.m. at the Chebeague Island United Methodist Church with burial immediately following. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome. com to view a video collage of Betsey’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family. Please think of Betsey the next time you send a greeting card to a friend or neighbor. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Betsey’s memory to: Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund, c/o Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or to The Island Commons, Littlefield Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017.

Erland P. Twitchell AUBURN — Erland Pike Twitchell, 81, of Norway, died June 2, 2013 at the Hospice House. He was born in South Paris, July 2, 1931, the son of Benjamin B. and Mildred Irene Purington Twitchell. He attended schools in South Paris and Bridgton and received his GED from Madison, Wis. Mr. Twitchell worked for Parker Tree Service in Bridgton while in high school and later as a lineman for Lovell United Telephone Co. He was a member of the Norway National Guard from 1947 until entering the Air Force in 1952. He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command as a Special Weapons Specialist, a job which took him to many different duty stations. Upon his discharge in 1956, he rejoined the U.S. Army Reserves serving in the 302nd MP Battalion of Bridgton Unit until ending his military career in 1960. He was also employed by Paris Manufacturing, Peterson Sheet Metal of Norway and Howell Labs of Bridgton. He worked for P.H. Chadbourne of Bethel for 10 years, Elmer’s Pipe in Auburn and Burlington Homes in Oxford before retiring from Cornwall Industries in 1993. He had lived in Bridgton until moving to South Woodstock in 1975. Mr. Twitchell was a member of the Oriental Lodge 16 AF & AM of Bridgton, The Oxford Chapter 29 RAM of Norway, and a former member of the Oxford Council in Norway, the Oriental Commandry of Bridgton and the Ark Mariners of Norway. He was a life member of American Legion Post 82 of Norway, where he served with the Color Guard and the Firing Squad. He was also a life member of the Weary Club of Norway, a member of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and the Bridgton Methodist Church. Mr. Twitchell was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by a daughter, Christine Lefebvre of Island Pond, Vt.; a sister, Fern Twitchell of Gorham; a half sister, Dorothy Snow; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Capt. Benjamin B. Twitchell Jr. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5 The Bridgton News at Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. The News will run, at no charge, obitu-


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Norman L. Steele CUMBERLAND — Norman L. Steele, 74, passed away quietly on Saturday, June 1, 2013 with his loving family by his side, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Cumberland on June 8, 1938, the son of Jennie G. Steele and Millard Steele. He grew up in Cumberland and lived there until he moved to Dorchester, Mass. for his senior year of high school. Norman graduated from Dorchester High School early, immediately joining the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He served for over 30 years combined active and reserve service, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer (W4), specializing in marine engineering. Norman worked for several years as the shop foreman at W.J. Connell Diesel Fuel Injection Service, before moving to General Electric Co. Heat Transfer Products in South Portland. During his 15 years there, he held a number of management positions including, production control specialist, production foreman, buyer, product planner, and numerical control computer programmer. When GE moved away, Norman went to work at Bath Iron Works as a project engineer and senior production analyst in Aegis Shipbuilding Program Management for 13 years. He was a passionate gardener and a 25-year Master Gardener volunteer for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. He focused on helping the less fortunate by donating 12,000 pounds of fresh produce from his gardens to local food pantries and soup kitchens. Norman also participated in many gleanings at local farms and apple orchards over the years. In 2005, he was selected in a national competition as the Scotts Lawn and Garden Products company’s “Good Neighbor Gardener of the Year.” This was followed by a “Governor’s Service Award” from Maine Governor Baldacci in 2006. Norman was previously a two-time cancer survivor and volunteered at the Cancer Community Center as a “Buddy” in the center’s cancer patient peer support program. He also helped establish a Meditation Garden at the center. Norman’s smile, generosity, love and care for family and friends will be missed. Norman was a 39-year member of the Casco Lodge #36 AF&AM in Yarmouth. He enjoyed working in the kitchen at their monthly bean suppers. He was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America and the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Norman is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margery J. Steele; a son, Bruce M. Steele of Raymond; a daughter, Lynell R. Parry of Cumberland; a brother, Raymond C. Steele of Leesburg, Va.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A funeral service with full military honors will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. A reception will follow at the church. Please visit to view a video collage of Norman’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Norman to: The Yarmouth Community Garden, c/o Cathy Gavin, 23 Battery Point Lane, Yarmouth, ME 04096 or to The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106.

Graveside Services Michael C. Sclafani

Graveside services for Michael C. Sclafani will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Harrison Village Cemetery in Harrison. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton.

Jeffery B. Millett

Graveside services will be held for Jeffery B. Millett on Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in North Waterford. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

Harold E. Stevens DENMARK — Harold E. Stevens, 88, of Denmark, and Huntington Station, N.Y., loving husband, father, and Opa, passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, at his beloved home, “Loon Point,” on Moose Pond, Denmark. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in Huntington Station, N.Y., and an associate member of the Denmark Congregational Church in Maine. He was a Veteran of the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. He received his Mechanical Engineer degree at Brooklyn Poly and worked for 35 years at Sperry Gyroscope Company in Great Neck, N.Y. He was a member of the Steuben Society and the Gloria Dei Senior Club, both in Huntington, N.Y. He and his wife of 58 years, Gerda, loved to dance, especially the waltz and polka. He always enjoyed being with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Gerda; two daughters, Lori and Linda; five grandchildren; his brother Bill; nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless family and friends.

Scott Thompson STOW — Scott Thompson, 35, of Stow, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 31, 2013. Scott worked at Lovell Lumber for nearly 13 years. He left behind his wife of three years, Tamara Ward Thompson, and their three children, Jacob, Jordan, and Jasmine Ward; his sister Sonya Stevens; nephews Andrew and Timothy Stevens; his father Harold Thompson; and many aunts and uncles who loved and adored him. He also leaves behind many, many friends who were just like family to him. He treated everyone with love and compassion. He touched so many lives in his short life. Everyone who knew Scott knew him as a hard worker who cared about everyone. He loved to fish and hunt with his family and spend as much time as he could with the ones he loved. He was always there to lend a hand when you needed it. He always had a way to make you smile. He was a kind of man you don’t find anymore. He loved to spend time with his special girl, Jasmine, and his nephews. He was a very special man. Scott is now resting in peace with his mother, Janet Thompson, who passed away Jan. 18, 2012. He missed her so dearly and the love they shared was very special to him. May they be playing cards together, watching over us all. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds in the Craft Building. Please come and share your memories with the family and all of his many friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the children he left behind to 12 Kimball Lake Shore Road, Stow, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Obituaries NORWAY — Ivan W. Carro, 69, of Oxford, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. He was born in Portsmouth, N.H., the son of Joseph P. Carro and Virginia Estes and stepmother, Trudy Carro Woodworth. He did janitorial work, tannery, Oxford Police Department, Oxford Fire and Rescue, Oxford County Jail and did security at Oxford Plains Speedway. He was a lifetime resident of Oxford and married Brenda Dodge on May 1, 1992. Ivan has brought a lot of love and laughter into his family and friends lives. His smile and sense of humor will be with all of us always. Survivors include his stepmother, Florence Carro of South Paris; wife, Brenda Carro of South Paris; sisters, Peggy Masse of Oxford, Nancy Bedard of North Norway, Penny Breton of Arizona, Pammy Durgin of South Paris and Betsy Williams of Rumford; children, Michael J. Carro of Lewiston, Lori-Ann Gagne of Waterford, Maggie Taylor of Nantucket, Caleb Carro of South Paris, Lisa Durgin of South Paris, Theresa Sessions of Waterford, Melissa Sessions of West Paris and Charles Dodge of West Paris; many nephews and nieces; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Michelle Moran; and sisters, Patty Minnerly and Carolyn Proctor. There will be a celebration of life for Ivan at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at 966 Norway Road, Waterford, 04088. Contact Lori Gagne at 583-1129.

Richard H. Capen NAPLES — Richard H. Capen Sr., 82, of Naples died on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Auburn. He was born in Portland, on April 15, 1931 the son of the late William and Alice (Nash) Marsh Capen Sr. Following his education, he enlisted into the U.S. Marines and served his country during the Korean Conflict. Once honorably discharged, he became an 18-wheel truck driver for McCarthy Transportation in Portland for many years before retiring from Sanborn Express of Scarborough in 1984. During his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, country music, dancing, camping, flying and most of all he was an avid sportsman. He shared 56 years of marriage with his true love, the late Barbara (Brown) Capen who died in 2008. Family members include his children, Pamela Scroughan, Linda Bushey, Debra Sawyer, Richard H. Capen Jr. and Ruth Pease; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by two brothers, William and Harold, and three sisters, Jeannie, Ruth and Ellen Jane; and several nieces, nephews; and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson. A time of visitation was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Old Robie School, 668 Gray Road, Route 202, Gorham. During that time, a celebration of life was held at 6 p.m. For online condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Maine Children’s Cancer Program Development Department, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102.

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(Continued from Page D) ary? I heard the president use it a few nights on the news when he was talking about the IRS or the other top story; any way, what it means is doubtfulness or uncertain in meaning. I think it is best described decades ago — maybe even a century — when the U.S. Army tried to move the Indians from their home territories. He (the Indian) said the white man spoke with forked tongue and it seems as if he does so today, too. A person is never sure what they (the speaker) mean. Can’t they use nickel and dime words instead of the kind a Philadelphia lawyer would use? I wonder if Mr. Obama knew the meaning of the word when he used it or did it fill a space in his speech? Keep the dictionary handy. Ferne Adams Naples

Food for thought

To The Editor: The most interesting section of a newspaper, to me, is the Opinion Page. I like reading the articles and the letters to the editor. When I read the newspaper articles online, it is as interesting to me to read the reader comments at the bottom of the article as it is to read the article itself. Many times, the opinions of the readers are totally opposite to the position taken by the author of the article. You also get to read many different opinions and views that provide food for thought. The Bridgton News print edition achieves that to some extent, but the letters to the editor are long enough that they carry over from page to page; this is a little disconcerting. Why can’t you have an online reader comment capability, also, that would be limited in length — 100 words — so you could take a lot of these comments and publish them in the next week’s print edition and highlight them as comments on the last week’s opinion piece or letter to the editor. I understand where the bottom line is, and this should be looked at in that light. Bob Casimiro Bridgton

RAYMOND — Loretta Liberty Ripley, 92, of Raymond died of heart failure on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. She was born in North Yarmouth on Aug. 3, 1920, the daughter of Philemon Joseph Liberty and Louisa Therrien Liberty. Loretta was the last remaining of her large family of eight sisters and five brothers. All who knew Loretta understood what a kind-hearted person she was. A devoted mother, she loved her family deeply and always took great pride in her homemaking. She was especially noted for her fabulous apple pies and homemade biscuits. Loretta had a special gift with flowering plants which graced her home year round. Along with her dear husband Howard, she particularly enjoyed road trips throughout Maine and New England, Pennsylvania Amish Country and the Eastern Provinces of Canada. Her employed years included work in the kitchen and laundry departments at Pineland Hospital and at Hansen Farms in Gray. In her early years, she also worked at rug factories in Cumberland and Yarmouth. Surviving are her husband of 22 years, Howard Alton Ripley of Raymond; her sons, Allen Tripp of Gray and Sidney Tripp of Raymond; her daughter, Linda MacDonald of Gray; nine grandchildren; many cherished great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. At Loretta’s request, there is to be no funeral service. A private burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Pownal. Memorial contributions in Loretta’s name may be made to: The To The Editor: I, for one, am sick of the Androscoggin Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME nasty form of governance that 04210.

Enough is enough

Aldine I. Meserve RAYMOND — Aldine I. Meserve, 84, of Raymond passed to a higher life on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Hospice House in Auburn after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. She was born June 26, 1928 in North Raymond, the daughter of 0. Elliott and Marzie (Hodgkins) Tripp. She attended local schools and graduated from Pennell Institute in Gray in 1947. She was an active, 70-year member of Sabbathday Lake Grange #365 where she held many offices. She joined the Cumberland Androscoggin Pomona (later North Cumberland Pomona), where she served as a junior deputy of the Maine State Grange. Later as a member of the Androscoggin Pomona, she served as secretary for many years. Aldine was a member of the Maine State Grange and a Seventh Degree member of the National Grange. At the time of her death, she was a member of Danville Jct. Grange #65. Aldine is survived by five daughters, Marzie Burnell, Roberta Meserve, both of Raymond, Carol St. Lawrence, Susie Faulkner, both of Hudson and Norma Meserve of Raymond; three sons, David Meserve of Auburn, Jim Meserve of Farmingdale and John Meserve of Casco; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three nieces. She was predeceased by brothers Donald and Reginald. A committal service was held at the North Raymond Cemetery on Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. A gathering of family and friends followed at the Danville Jct. Grange #65, 15 Grange Street, Danville. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

we have allowed to dominate in Washington, state houses and city halls, under the guise that “politics ain’t bean bag.” Politics may be rough and tumble, but that is no excuse for outright thuggishness. In our Constitutional form of government, it is not “whatever it takes” but “whatever is allowed” when it comes to what powers can be exercised by governments, politicians and bureaucrats. An unhealthy proportion of the body politic seems to think that there are no restraints on the power that a politician, a bureaucrat or a government may accumulate. The current crop of megalomaniacs running our government seems to think that whatever they do is “okay” — just because they won an election. They are all conversant with the controls that the law places on the populous of our coun-

GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION was held this past weekend at Hayes True Value in Bridgton. Taking part were: Sue Maynard of Key Bank, Ken Murphy, president GBLRCC, Michelle Hapgood of Campfire Grille, Allen Hayes and Kerry Hayes of Hayes True Value (as well as several employees), Dan Macdonald of Macdonald Motors, Madelyn Litz, vice president GBLRCC, Jane Talbot of GBLRCC, Barbara Clark, executive director of GBLRCC and Judy Pelletier of GBLRCC. (Photo by Molly Breton Photography) try, but not with the controls that the Constitution places on their actions. Progressives have used the former to acquire unprecedented power (all in the name of saving the people from one crisis or another) and dismiss the latter as out of step with the current needs of government and therefore must become, as envisioned by Woodrow Wilson, a “living” Darwinian document (President Obama’s comment on Darwinian politics, notwithstanding) that bends to the law rather than a foundational Newtonian document upon which the law is based. Enough is enough, we now have conclusive proof that the Progressives have it wrong and the Founders got it right. Unlimited (or anything remotely related to it) power seated in the government cannot be utilized for the betterment of society; uncontrolled power will always lead to tyranny. We are seeing, in the real world, that the Founder’s knowledge and wisdom about the nature of man is far superior to the over weaning ambitions of the Progressive culture.   The human desire to have power over one’s circumstances is one of the good forces that drive mankind to better their life and the lives of their progeny. The problem with power is that, like a narcotic, the more one has the more one wants and the more power one gets the more likely the power will be abused.  The Progressives, misunderstanding human nature, have decided that power can be entrusted to themselves and those who have been professionally trained to understand and implement the supply and distribution of the necessary requirements of society.  Look at how the application of Progressive politics has reduced our governments into mechanisms to control rather than uplift the American people; feeding people instead of encouraging them to fish.      The Progressives have proved that the Founders were right when they fashioned the Constitution in a manner that limited and controlled the acquisition of individual or institutional governmental power. It is time for the Progressives to come to terms with their essentially fallacious view of power. Progressives need to recognize that science and expertise are not enough to silence the siren song of power by themselves. Governmental power, in anyone’s hands, must have severe limits and external controls if it is not to abuse the American people and their liberty. 

keep us safe. Last, to the Legion family of Post 155. The Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the Legion for all of their help. Also, thanks to Robert Boyer, chaplin of the Sons of the Legion, for his opening prayer. It was great and touched the hearts of all. Thank you to the men and women of Post 155 for the support you gave me on this special day. Thank you all! Curtis Merrill To The Editor: Commander, Post 155 As commander of the Naples, Casco, Raymond Memorial Post 15 of the American Legion, I would like to thank the following for their participation in the Naples Memorial Day parade To The Editor: and ceremony at the Village A bus to Boston will be Green. leaving Bridgton Health and Thanks to: Residential Care Center on State Representative Saturday, June 22 at 7 a.m. Christine Powers for her heart- to Faneuil Hall and Quincy felt speech, which touched Market area, where you are everyone, telling some of her on your own for the day to life experiences of growing shop, sight see, maybe take up with a family with military in a show, the day is yours! background. Points of interest: Museum of The Lake Region High Science, walk the Freedom School Band that provided the Trail, take a Duck Tour (this music; the two students that usually includes a cruise on played Taps; and the young the harbor to Old Ironsides lady who sang the national and a World War II ship), go anthem. Thank you Paul enjoy the original “Cheers” Greenstone for all the work bar (Bull & Finch) on Beacon you do with the boys and girls Street, the Boston Common, at Lake Region High School. the Aquarium, I-Max Theatre, The American Legion appreci- or take a horse and buggy ates all you do for us. ride. Cub Scout Pack 156 for The price is also right. The taking part; the two young group will meet at 5:45 p.m. men who carried the wreaths and depart for home at 6 p.m. and helped me deploy them. Just seven open seats remain, The Knights of Columbus so don’t delay in calling Dea from Bridgton; their sharp Dea Robbins at 693-3408 and dress uniforms add a lot to the leave a message. Your call will parade. be answered as quickly as posTo the Naples Fire and sible. Rescue, for all they do every The bus also picks up pasday; they are a big part of the sengers at the Naples American parade by taking care of the Legion and Larrabee Road traffic; they also have a color Park and Ride in Westbrook. guard that brings up the rear Dea Dea Robbins of the parade, and fire truck to Naples It is time for the Progressives to return government to its legitimate role as protector of the American peoples’ rights to life, liberty and property. Leave the rest to the people; they know how to do it, government does not.    Jock MacGregor North Sebago

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(Continued from Page D) someone being rushed to the emergency room for a panic attack. The banter picked back up and we had just the most delightful daughter/dad conversation involving being proud of each other and what have we both been doing for the last few months and we’re so happy to be back together again and isn’t it great that we can still do this kind of thing with each other even though one of us (the faster one, as it turns out) is edging toward knee replacement and anecdotage. As we neared the car, running side-by-side now down

an old double-rutted dirt road, I spotted a piece of discarded apparel in the roadway up ahead and made some kind of opportunistic comment about whatever-it-was might be my size. Knowing my penchant for this sort of serendipitous clothes shopping, the girl scolded me between breaths. “No…You’re not doing that…plus…dude… it’s just one…sock.” And so we ran past, one of us sadly. Imagine that, after spending only sixty-grand for higher education (and she’s not even done yet), the daughter is already smarter than the dad.

Bird watch

(Continued from Page D) swamp island, a thick mass of winterberry bushes, old rose bushes, ferns, jewelweed, and other plants that have taken over a low, wet part of the backyard. It provides a private, protected place for the catbird and other birds to nest, and now it looks as if the redstarts may have moved into that neighborhood, too. The song the male redstart is singing today reminds me of the wee-see wee-see weesee song of the black-andwhite warbler, but he sings other songs as well. He is, according to Hal H. Harrison,

the only warbler who typically alternates between two different songs. Earlier this spring I kept hearing a bird that I thought was a yellow warbler, singing in the backyard, but so far I have not seen a yellow warbler. Now, I am convinced the singer is the redstart. It is not easy to learn bird songs, and having an American redstart in the yard only adds to that challenge. This beautiful warbler, with his varied songs, is one of my favorites, though, and so I welcome the challenge.

Medicare nugget

(Continued from Page D) check with them to find out what your payment will be starting in July. You can get a current list of Medicare contract suppliers by going online at, clicking on “Mail Order Diabetic Supplies”, and entering your zip code.

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

AFTER THE STORM — Alexa Hathaway of Naples snapped this photo of the Crooked River after Sunday’s thunderstorm.

(Continued from Page D) built on Depot Street, began excavation of the grounds last Thursday. Heavy machinery was moved to the site, formerly the home site and property of Lopeman Potts Post of the American Legion. The Boy Scout cabin on the grounds, built by Lions Club and interested citizens in 1942 and 1943 and used until last fall when the property was purchased by the U.S. government, was demolished by machinery. Other buildings to be removed will be Highland Grange Hall and the one remaining building formerly occupied by Maurice Keene Machine Shop. Construction of the Armory will continue through the summer and when the building is com-

pleted, it will be headquarters for Company D, 302d Military Police Battalion. The downtown selfguided historical walking trail, which highlights some of the fine examples of Bridgton’s heritage and architecture, is ready for the public to enjoy. The one-mile trail starts near the rear entrance of Reny’s at the newly installed bulletin board built by the students of Lake Region Vocational Center. Brochures with descriptions of the twenty-six homes and businesses that are participating in this first phase are located at the bulletin board. Brochures can also be obtained at the local Chamber of Commerce and at the town map on Main Street.

Underground economy smooth (Continued from Page D) mower. His carbon-regulating “Cap And Trade” bill didn’t make it through the Congress, but he’s issuing executive fiats to implement provisions of it anyway. Will he stop the ocean from rising? Of course not, but he’s wreaking havoc on our economy with his ever-increasing regulations. That’s what socialists do. Big-government efforts to control water levels historically have been hugely expensive and disastrously ineffective. Consider the Mississippi River: The federal government has been building levees and dikes to control flooding for more than a century, but observers point out that those efforts are making things worse. A 2011 article by Richard Maybury called The River Is Socialist states: “I’ll never forget the first time I drove

along the river’s banks. I had to look up at the passing ships because in some places, the bed of the river is so high, it’s above the surrounding land. It can be kept confined to its channel only by dikes. If the dikes were not there, the river would flow out across the surrounding land and destroy everything. Year after year, decade after decade, the bed of the river rises, and the government responds by raising the dikes. What causes the bed to rise? The dikes… when a river is confined to its channel, it has no place to dump its silt except in the channel. This raises the bottom of the river, until the river overtops the dikes. Did the politicians admit that building dikes was a bonehead idea? Absolutely not. They said, these worsening floods are a huge problem, but give us more money and power…

and we will build the dikes even higher. And so it has gone for more than a century. The dikes are raised, which lifts the bed of the river, causing more flooding, plus more demands for higher dikes. All the while, the cities on the floodplains grow larger.” Some geologists believe the great Mississippi floods of 1927 and 1993 wouldn’t have been nearly so bad had government not been “fixing” things. More and more development goes on behind the dikes because the feds subsidize flood insurance. No private insurer would write those policies because they’d lose money and no one would build on floodplain if the feds didn’t provide insurance. Private banks wouldn’t give mortgages either, and who pays for the dikes and the insurance? All American taxpayers, including those of us

who live on high ground. Now consider all the biggovernment “fixing” of the subprime mortgage market by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the past few decades, which has resulted in millions being underwater on their mortgages. It’s the root of our economic mess, but President Obama is doing it again — guaranteeing sub-prime mortgages — even those underwater, and printing money to do it. In the Mississippi floodplain, people have been underwater both literally and figuratively because of “help” from government. As government continues to “fix” everything large and small, all America drowns in debt. We’d all be better off if government stopped helping us so much. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. history teacher.

Ending the global war on terrorism constrains successors

(Continued from Page D) lized military. A president should not, as Obama suggests, be deprived of the power to exercise American might when and how he deems necessary.

The president spoke of winding down the GWOT as a requirement for preserving American values for civil and human rights and the constitutional order. It is rare for the executive branch to

surrender power, but that is what — as a term-limited president — he appears to be doing. He is plainly establishing a framework that will constrain his successors within specific limits. He would put limits on the use of drones, shifting most of their operations from the CIA to the Pentagon where they will be a transparent “weapon of war” rather than a covert, deniable tool. Another element of Obama’s ending the GWOT is to close Guantanamo prison on leased Cuban soil. It is harmful to our reputation internationally, costly and unnecessary, he argued, vowing to renew his struggle with Congress to end its use by sending home those who pose no threat, putting some on trial and leaving in a limbo of indecision those who can be neither tried (because of flawed evidence against them) nor safely released. They would, in his plan, be sent to maximum security prisons inside the United States. Congress discouraged him from that

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course in the past; his success in this round remains to be seen. In my view, but not stated by the president, Obama’s presentation of these arguments — which will repay readers the effort to Google them — are but the first steps to turn around America’s military-dominated economy and politics. Call it isolationism, if you wish, but I think we have too long been at war. By my reckoning, since 1941 we have taken but a few years off from major or a series of minor conflicts. Twenty percent of our national budget goes to defense. The result is an economy that is heavily dependent on Pentagon procurement of goods and services and, thus, deprived of adequate funds for invest-

ment in civilian infrastructure — education, health care, transportation and communications. Consequently, young people entering the job market don’t find many opportunities for which they are qualified and the military becomes one of the few careers that are available. To maintain a flow of budgeted funds — not paid for through taxes, but by loans — defense related industries apply pressure on Washington for the United States to take on foreign enemies. The public, however, is generally fed up with wars of choice. Past forays into Iraq and Afghanistan remain burdens on the economy through the VA and other claims. To preserve themselves in office, our legislators must appear “fully

supportive” of our men in uniform and, hence, backing most weapon requests from the Pentagon and some that aren’t officially requested. No patriotic citizen can fail to support the troops, of course, but it is fair to wish our men and women were otherwise engaged. We can only hope for — and fully support — a president who will take on the hawks in this critical, if undeclared war on future wars. It will be no easy task to wrench our society away from making or preparing for war, but it must be done — slowly but steadily — if we are to avoid the similar fate of over-extended and failed empires that have preceded ours. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.