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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 145, No. 24

32 PAGES - 4 Sections

June 12, 2014

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Save ‘Hall’ crowd prevails

Bridgton Results at a glance: Selectman, two threeyear terms Bernie King — 580 Paul Hoyt — 553 Planning Board, one three-year term Brian Thomas — 709 Planning Board Alternate, one three-year term Dee Miller — 3 (she has declined this position; and it remains open) Roxy Hagerman — 2 Thomas Harriman — 2 Peter Oberg — 2 Phyllis Roth — 2 SAD 61 Director, one one-year term Karla Swanson-Murphy — 558 Charles Peter Mortenson — 250 SAD 61 Director, one three-year term Cynthia LeBlanc — 447 Lee Martel-Bearse — 355 Bridgton Water District, one three-year term Barry Gilman — 716 Q. 1: Affordable Housing Yes — 535

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No — 328 Q. 2: Fire Protection Yes — 438 No — 407 Q. 3: Alarm Systems Yes — 450 No — 364 Q. 4: Bear River Aquifer Yes — 559 No — 273 Q. 5: Sign Ordinance Yes — 442 No — 419 Q. 6: Site Plan Review Yes — 507 No — 295 Q. 7: Shoreland Zoning Yes — 481 No — 336 Q. 8: Willis Brook Aquifer Yes — 524 No — 291 Q. 9: Town Hall Yes — 380 No — 550 Q. 10: Cell Towers Yes — 644 No — 262

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton’s “Vote No” crowd for Question 9 won the day Tuesday by defeating a citizen’s petition that would have put off repairs to Town Hall. The vote was not even close, with 550 against delaying repairs, and 380 in favor. All other referendum questions passed, although voting was close on the new Fire Protection Ordinance (438–407) and amendments to the Sign Ordinance (442– 419). A new Local Preference Housing Ordinance, once the subject of much controversy, passed easily by a 535–328 vote. In local elections, Cynthia LeBlanc bested Lee MartelBearse in a contest for a three-year seat on the SAD 61 Board of Directors, while Karla Swanson-Murphy beat out Charles Peter Mortenson for a one-year seat on the school board. Uncontested incumbent Selectmen Bernie King and Paul Hoyt were reelected by votes of 580 and 553, respectively. It remained to be seen as

HIGH TURNOUT — The keen interest in local referendum questions led to a high turnout of Bridgton voters on Primary Day Tuesday at Bridgton Town Hall. presstime what, if any, additional effort might be made by Town Hall petitioners at Wednesday night’s Town Meeting to put off the repairs, by reducing budgeted line items for the $325,000 stabilization project. The vote was a victory for the Jumpin’ Janes and other recreation supporters who campaigned under the

cry of “Save Town Hall,” even though petitioners argued they were only seeking a fiscally-responsible funding plan from selectmen. They didn’t think it was a good idea to use Community Development Block Grant funding for the project, and petitioners were also against the idea of borrowing $55,000 a year for five years from the

Moose Pond Trust Fund to pay off $225,000 in bonding. The Vote No crowd, however, argued that residents had already given selectmen their blessing to craft a funding package in a straw poll. Further study on the issue wasn’t needed, they said, because selectmen had already paid an engineer to TOWN HALL, Page A

School project Board: No to tower moratorium passes; elections FRYEBURG — The C.A. Snow School construction project passed by over 200 votes Tuesday, but the measure only carried in three of the district’s seven towns. A large turnout in Fryeburg carried the day as 451 voters supported the project, which would be built on the current middle school property. The measure also passed in Brownfield and just barely in Sweden. Brownfield: 162 Yes, 148 No Denmark: 66 Yes, 78 No Fryeburg: 451 Yes, 198 No Lovell: 83 Yes, 95 No Stoneham: 9 Yes, 20 No Stow: 22 Yes, 51 No Sweden: 30 Yes, 26 No ELECTION, Page A

Vendor ordinance changes okayed

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The majority of the voting taxpayers in Naples opted to add new amendments to last year’s Street Vendor Ordinance — rather than fall back on a 1976 ordinance. In fact, most of the testimony showed that people thought it would be a disaster to vote down the amendments, or to repeal the 2013 ordinance, which was also a Warrant Article. During Naples Town Meeting, approximately threefourths of the 82 people present supported the revisions to the ordinance that governs the sale of products in public rights-of-way. About 15 people opposed the amendments. The most frequently-cited reason for business owners was the uncertainty of waivers to the ordinance — especially in the future, when there is a change of the people sitting on the Naples Board of Selectmen. Already during previous workshops, the amendments had been altered to waive street vendor fees for those people participating in festivals and town-sponsored events. Additionally, on a case-by-case basis, the board could waive or lower those fees as mentioned by Naples Selectman Kevin Rogers. “I wanted to point out to merchants that there is a waiver. You have the opportunity to get waivers. It’s not that you are high and dry,” Rogers said. The ordinance includes an annual fee to acquire the license to sell goods in the public rights-of-way; and, also there is a per item charge for outdoor dining. Over the past year, that was a concern for Naples business owners, and those fees were reduced as amendments took shape. The majority of the people who spoke prior to the vote backed the amendments to the ordinance. Former selectman Bob Caron Sr. spoke as an audience member. “I spent three years working on this ordinance. It would be disrespectful to not pass Article 45. He pointed out that the town should protect its investment. Naples has contributed $1 million to improvement on the Causeway, he said. “We need to keep this ordinance, and continue to make changes,” Caron said. Longtime-resident Sonny Burnham agreed. “To kill this new ordinance, and not let it go through VENDOR, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Hopes held by Hio Ridge Road residents that the town of Bridgton would go to bat for them by enacting a moratorium on cell phone towers were dashed Tuesday. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz read from a letter from Town Attorney Richard Spencer advising against the moratorium, saying it would likely run afoul of federal and state laws and be difficult to defend in court. “If the town adopts a retroactive moratorium on towers, any reviewing court is likely to deem such a moratorium — adopted a few weeks prior to the Planning Board’s decision deadline — as an unrea-

sonable delay in acting on the applicant’s request,” Spencer wrote June 5. It was April 1 when the Planning Board began their review of AT&T and American Towers’ cell phone tower application at 244 Hio Ridge Road. Under the town’s Tower Ordinance, the board has 90 days — or until June 30 — to render their decision. Spencer did acknowledge that there is no case law in Maine addressing Bridgton’s situation, but said high courts in other states have ruled against moratoriums that are applicable to pending applications. Even a brief 30-day moratorium would not be advised, he said, because of the likelihood that it would

be challenged. Berkowitz was apologetic to Hio Ridge Road residents “for being so bureaucratic” in the town’s approach to the issue, but he explained that the town attorney’s role is to try to assess the risk a town has in terms of whether its actions would result in a court fight. Spencer also pointed out the town’s weakness, legally speaking, in defending a moratorium on grounds that it is necessary because existing ordinances or other laws are inadequate to prevent public harm. Bridgton adopted a comprehensive tower ordinance, amended in 2009, that states that all towers must be set back from adjacent prop-

erty boundaries a distance equal to at least 125% of the tower height. “It would therefore be difficult to defend the necessity of a moratorium, given the existence of a comprehensive ordinance regulating tower siting and construction in the town,” Spencer wrote. Prior to Berkowitz’s reading of Spencer’s letter, resident Greg Jones was allowed to speak on the moratorium request under old business. There was debate over Jones’ right to speak, because selectmen recently made a change in their agenda format that only allows selectmen to discuss items under old business. But because the change TOWER, Page A

Keeping ‘Sonny’ thoughts

SOULFUL HUDDLE — Members of Sing Now! make a practice of centering themselves before a sing. Musical Director Jo Werther said the group has become very close friends as a result of their association with the hospice choir.

Finding comfort in song

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Members of Sing Now!, a community hospice choir, are inviting the public to join them for music and conversation next Tuesday, June 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at The Noble House Inn, 81 Highland Road in Bridgton. The nondenominational singing group, begun in January of 2012, is still relatively new to the area, and members want to let the public know what they offer. Its membership currently consists of eight women and two men, and they invite anyone

who sings and might feel like they are called to such a group to attend. “Hospice choirs have been around for 10 or 15 years, but it is not a well-known phenomenon,” said founding member and Music Director Jo Werther, a social worker who works in long-care facilities in the region. They’ll give a brief presentation, then this soul-filled group will sing some of their songs of comfort, peace and love — to show the kinds of music they provide for people nearing the end of life. Sing Now! sings for

groups and for individuals at any point along their journey, including during the actual dying process. Whether in a facility or at home, anyone wishing for a visit from Sing Now! need only pick up the SONG, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer It’s been several years, but tears still come to Melissa Berry’s eyes when she talks about losing her father, Howard “Sonny” Berry Jr., to cancer and heart failure. Her father worked for the town of Bridgton in multiple positions after retiring from the U.S. Navy Seabees in the mid 1960s. He was employed at the Bridgton Water District for many years, Pleasant Mountain, the Bridgton Library as a maintenance man for 25 years, while working for the Bridgton Public Works Department until his retirement in 2010. He left behind his wife Donna, four daughters: Tracy Berry, 48, Lisa Berry, 46, Dawn Reiman, 44, and Melissa, 39, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. “We miss him every day, SONNY, Page A

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Road projects on tap By Emily Gillette Contributing Writer FRYEBURG — Fryeburg selectmen discussed upcoming road projects for this year up to 2016. There are six road projects scheduled over the course of the next two years. Reports presented by Town Manager Sharon Jackson outlined what would be done on Rout 302. Project one detailed options to replace the sidewalks on the corner of Portland Street and Route 302 at the intersection. The plan is to move the sidewalk away from the light pole, where it currently is toward the Christian Science building onto Portland Street in an effort to keep pedestrians away from oncoming traffic. This project, other than the design, would be at the expense of the town. While the new sidewalk would make it safer in a sense, Town Manager Jackson did add that, “There’s a very ‘deadly object’ in the middle of the road that really should be relocated.” She went on to note that the monument is “one of the worst safety hazards they’ve (Maine DOT engineers) seen.” Plans to relocate the monument have not been discussed or decided at this time, and it seems unlikely that will happen in the near future. Project two involves reconstructing 10.83 miles of road starting at Stack Em

Inn Road in Bridgton and going to Stanley Hill Road in Fryeburg. The project will have 11-foot travel lanes and 6-foot shoulders, new ditching, culverts, under-drain and safe-sight distances. Construction begins in late spring or summer of 2015 and continues on until fall of 2016. “Even though it’s funded and it’s on the work plan, that’s when it will start,” Jackson said. Project three will continue the reconstruction starting at Stanley Hill and continuing to the New Hampshire state line, and is broken down into three sections. Section one will go from the state line to Elm Street in Fryeburg with 11-foot travel lanes and 6foot shoulders. Section two will start at Elm Street and go to the Field of Dreams recreation complex and is supposed to be an overlay, with no construction planned. Section three will start at the recreation complex and go to Stanley Hill Road, back to the 11-foot travel lanes and 6-foot shoulders. This will start in 2015–2016. Project four is a patch and thin asphalt overlay for Route 302 from the New Hampshire line to River Road. The project is scheduled to start in July, but may move closer to June if need be. “It has elevated to the point where the road is con-

trolling where the vehicles go,” Jackson said. Project five outlined the 4,090-foot sidewalk that will connect from Fryeburg Academy to the Molly Ockett Middle School crosswalk. The town of Fryeburg was awarded a Transportation Enhancement grant last June totaling $531,049. Eighty percent of the project will be federally-funded with the town contributing $106,210. This is scheduled to start in 2015–2016, as well. Finally, project six, if the town is interested, would encompass 1,400-foot sidewalk starting at Hidden Pines and ending at the Route 302 business area that includes NAPA, Busy Bee Driving School, Curves and The Wicked Good Beer Store. When section one is done from the aforementioned project three, the sidewalk construction would begin, meaning construction would start in 2015/2016, as well. Like project five, it would be 80% federal funds and 20% town contribution. The low estimate is $21,000 and a high end of $48,000. Meetings: The annual town meeting is today, Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Fryeburg Academy Performing Arts Center. The next selectmen meeting will be Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at the town office.

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together the two projects impact over half the acreage in Maine’s White Mountain National Forest. I’m amazed that doesn’t rate an EIS,” he said. Toni Seger worked on the petition language with Glen Brand, director of the Sierra Club’s Maine Chapter. The Sierra Club has long opposed clear-cutting as unsustainable. Seger is most disturbed that the project will clear-cut Inventoried Roadless Areas designated by the Clinton Roadless Initiative and re-certified under Governor Baldacci as off limits to logging and other industrial practices because they shielded the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness region. We MAD was given the use of a colorful six-foot banner painted by ARRT! — Art Rapid Response Team. The group uses art as a support tool for social causes. “It’s a beautiful banner,” says Seger, “and it really gets the point across.” The petition is available at: http://tinyurl. com/ktvmfuv

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Helen Rankin State Representative D.C. for 25 years. As a member of the National School Nutrition Association, she was Northeast Regional director for nine states and was elected to the NSFSA Public Policy and Legislative Committee. Although Rankin’s highest priority is Education, she also has several other important interests including the economy, health and human services and veterans affairs. Rankin stated, “The bill I am proudest of this sesRANKIN, Page A

The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its newest members! Mack’s Place – 224 Portland Road, Bridgton: Family owned. Great seafood, pizza, burgers and more! A Grand Opening ribbon cutting is scheduled for Monday, June 9 at 9 a.m. — come on by! Physician Engineered Products – 103 Smith Street, Fryeburg: Physician Engineered Products (PEP) specializes in bright light phototherapy. In 1984, PEP was the first to offer an effective, safe and conveniently portable home-care device for treating infant jaundice outside the hospital

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Plenty of blues to sample at Fest “Blues is not about being the preservation society. Blues is a living art. If it is going to be a living art, the boundaries have to be pushed as well.” Kevin Kimball, Maine Blues Festival Co-founder By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — No matter the weather this weekend, Naples will roll out the red carpet for the blues. Blue skies have ruled during the weekend of the Maine Blues Festival for the past eight years. According to cofounder Michael Bray, there was only one year that the weather was questionable; but, as it turned out, it rained everywhere but Naples. There were a few sprinkles around 10 a.m. after he had breakfast with other organizers. Then, the precipitation held off until after midnight, Bray said. A sunny, cloud-free day cannot be reserved. But, definitely, some topnotch Maine musicians have been booked for the annual three-day event. Anyhow, a little rain does not matter when it comes to enjoying the Ninth Annual Maine Blues Festival,

according to cofounder Kevin Kimball. “People once assumed that because it is a blues festival, the whole thing is outside and completely exposed to the elements. That is just not true,” he said. The majority of the dozen blues venues are indoors. Other spots like Bray’s Biergarten, the Lost Lobstah, and Tony’s Foodland Stage located at the Village Green provide covered areas. Additionally, shuttle buses will be running regularly so that festival-goers can sidestep any wet weather, he said. So, on Saturday there is a 30% chance of rain; and a 100% chance that people will get their blues fix. Kimball highly recommended that people plan to see and hear Annmarie Smith. “The way this girl plays slide just lays me out,” he said, adding that Smith is Maine’s own Rory Block. “She is definitely an act to catch,” he said. According to Kimball, blues runs the gamut, including the musicians that adhere to the old-school blues and those budding artists who BLUES, Page A

LIONS’ AWARDS — King Lion Brian Thomas presents Sue Hatch (left) with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in memory of Mark Mercier of the Bridgton Lions Club. This award is named for Lions International founder, Melvin Jones. The Fellowship Award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. Mark was chosen because of the exemplary service to his club and the community for which it served. Above, newly sworn-in King Lion Elaine Rioux of the Bridgton Lions Club presents a token of appreciation to Brian Thomas, outgoing King, for all his work in leading the club over the past year.

Chamber auction (Continued from Page A) The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a huge thank you to the local businesses that made such generous donations to our Dinner/Auction that was held on Thursday, May 15, 2014. We would like to recognize the following: A+ Plumbing & Heating, Baxter Brewing, Beef & Ski Restaurant, Beth’s Kitchen & Café, Black Horse Tavern,

Bob Murphy Construction, Bolster ’s Decorating, Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, Bridgton Highlands Country Club, Bridgton Veterinary Hospital, Brill Lumber, Campfire Grille, Carousel Farm, Dead River Co., Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center, Dunkin’ Donuts of Bridgton, Firefly Boutique, Food City, Hancock Lumber Co., Hannaford, Hayes True Value Hardware of

(Continued from Page A) sion is LD1600, An Act To Require Health Insurers To provide Coverage For Human Leukocyte Antigen Testing To Establish Bone Marrow Donor Transplant Suitability. Passage of this bill was hardfought, and the bill was vetoed by the governor, but the Legislature succeeded in overriding the veto.” Representative Rankin recently completed six years in the House of Representatives with a 100% voting record.

“It has been my great honor to serve on the Educational and Cultural Affairs Committee for three terms. Experience is the best teacher. Hopefully, the voters of my district will return me to the State House to put my

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Items on Bridgton Police blotter 3:13 p.m. A Hummingbird Lane resident reported the theft of two kayaks and a canoe sometime between December and June. 7:25 p.m. Officer McCormick pulled over a blue Dodge pickup truck whose driver was seen driving erratically on Harrison and Middle Ridge Roads. The driver was pulled over. 7:47 p.m. A property damage accident occurred in the Hannaford parking lot. 10:38 p.m. An Iredale Road resident reported the theft of medications, a gold wedding band and other items. Tuesday, June 3 9:20 a.m. A Main Street resident reported that she was assaulted two nights prior at a friend’s house in Bridgton. 9:25 a.m. A Brown Mill Road woman was caught in her barn with a possibly rabid fox. 5:29 p.m. A Willis Park Road resident reported a missing male gray cat. 5:37 p.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered at an address on Route 11 in Casco. 7:33 p.m. Renys reported

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Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is notifying the public of a potential phone scam. Detectives within the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) received complaints from citizens who have received phone calls claiming to represent the “Maine DMV.” The callers say they are soliciting collection of alleged unpaid fines, and threatening the recipients with suspension of their driver licenses if fees are not paid. “The Bureau of Motor Vehicles would never make solicitation calls to collect fine money or reinstatement fees,” Dunlap said. “The citizen is given notice by mail, either from our office or the courts that they are pending suspension. Then, it is up to them to take care of their situation. If they don’t, the consequences do become compounded, but we count on our citizens to do what we already know they do very well — respect the law.” Caller identification technology shows the calls to originate from the “Department of Motor Vehicles Bangor” (with the actual BMV Bangor branch phone number 207-9421319). The caller states that failure to pay the fine money will result in license suspension and a warrant issued for their arrest. Maine BMV officials, law enforcement, and the Secretary of State are strongly urging citizens to avoid falling victim to what appears to be a financial scam being perpetrated through these phone calls. The Department of the Secretary of State, including BMV, does not call citizens to collect money. Anyone who has received such a call is encouraged to contact the main office of the Secretary of State at 626-8400. If you would like to inquire about the status of your driver’s license, please contact the BMV at 624-9000, ext. 52100.


a theft caught on camera of a shopper who literally walked off with a new pair of boots after placing the old shoes in the boot box. 11:38 p.m. Police assisted the Bridgton Fire Department with traffic control for a fire in a house at 385 North Bridgton Road. Wednesday, June 4 12:22 a.m. Officers Smolinsky and McCormick responded to a report of an out-of-control patient at Bridgton Hospital. 8:10 a.m. A dead deer was in the Sweden Road, about a mile and a half from Route 302. 8:20 a.m. Someone left a 12-foot equipment trailer in the driveway at 112 Sam Ingalls Road. The trailer had no plates, and appeared undamaged. 9:52 a.m. A Highland Road resident was bitten by a dog while running on Sunday. 2:20 p.m. A shopper at Hannaford reported the theft of her purse and credit cards. 5:13 p.m. A Stevens Brook Elementary School employee received a fraudulent call while at work from a male with a foreign accent. 5:16 p.m. A Holden Hills resident reported hearing what sounded like an explosion in the area that shook her basement. 11 p.m. Hope A. Michaud, 19, of Deertrees Road in Harrison, was charged with illegal possession of liquor by a minor by Officer Gaumont. Thursday, June 5 10:57 a.m. A car went through a guardrail and into the woods on Route 117 just before Brown Mill Road, causing both property damage and injury. 4:42 p.m. A caller reported being able to identify the man whose photo was posted on the Bridgton Police Department’s Facebook page regarding a theft at Renys. 5:06 p.m. A young boy was driving fast up and down Pinhook Road on a fourwheeler without a helmet. 7:28 p.m. Loud music coming from 3 Fowler Street was disturbing neighbors. Friday, June 6 1 p.m. Mark B. Kilgore, 19, of Union Hill Road in Stow, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officers Gaumont, Muise and Jones. 4:52 p.m. A dog was inside a vehicle parked at Food City during hot weather.


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5:51 p.m. A needle was found in the road on Oak Street. 7:23 p.m. A dog was left in a gray vehicle parked behind the Magic Lantern Theater. 7:28 p.m. Loud rap music coming from 3 Fowler Street was disturbing neighbors. 8:39 p.m. Juveniles on skateboards in the Hayes True Value parking lot appeared to be taking merchandise from the store and damaging it. 9 p.m. Branden A. Cash, 20, of Middle Street in Pittsfield was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Officer Gaumont. 9:31 p.m. Scott W. Coffin, 49, of Elizabeth Drive in Windham was arrested for operating under the influence and violating conditions of release by Officer Jones. Coffin was released on personal recognizance. 9:43 p.m. A Pinhook Road resident was seen starting a fire in her back yard. 10:18 p.m. Neighbors living near The Birches Lane were said to be doing construction on their house all hours of the night. Saturday, June 7 11:12 a.m. Someone was riding an ATV in the roadway on Bear Pond Road in a way that nearly caused an accident. 11:27 a.m. Loud party music coming from 3 Fowler Street was disturbing neighbors. 1:44 p.m. An accident with personal injury was reported at 25 North High Street. 4:18 p.m. Renys reported a shoplifter trying to steal some boots. 10:03 p.m. Someone stole a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck from a Middle Ridge Road resident who watched as the truck left his driveway and headed toward Sweden. Sunday, June 8 10:39 a.m. A silver sports car on Portland Road was operating erratically, trying to pass in head-on traffic. 12:39 p.m. Two dogs were in distress from hot weather while left inside a locked Toyota Tundra parked at Subway. 6:35 p.m. A driver whose vehicle broke down on Route 11 near Webbs Mills Road said the vehicle was missing when he went to retrieve it. 7:26 p.m. Police assistance was requested for an ongoing noise complaint involving 3 POLICE, Page A

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Man charged after hit-and-run accident A Harrison man faces multiple charges following an alleged hit-andrun crash in Standish last Wednesday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m. Christopher Wade Hunt, 33, was charged with operating as a habitual offender, revoked status, leaving the scene of an accident, eluding police (two counts), driving to endanger and receiving stolen property. Additional charges from authorities in Norway are Christopher W. Hunt likely, police say. A Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy investigating a hit-and-run crash in Standish determined the vehicle involved in the crash that fled the scene was a stolen motor vehicle. The blue 2001 Buick Century four-door had been allegedly stolen by a male, who was identified as Hunt. Two sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle on Route 302 in Naples, and attempted to stop the stolen vehicle. Hunt allegedly refused to stop and fled at excessive speeds (reaching 100 mph, according to police) into oncoming traffic, creating a significant risk to the public’s safety. Attempts to apprehend Hunt and recover the stolen car were terminated. About an hour and a half passed when Hunt was again observed operating the stolen car by a deputy and again fled. Hunt proceeded to an area that was a dead end road — Libby Road in Casco — where a sheriff’s deputy attempted to apprehend him. After 4.2 miles, Hunt drove the stolen car over a tire-deflating device, deployed by deputies; three of the four tires went flat. Hunt continued to elude deputies, ultimately crashing at 284 Roosevelt Trail in Casco and fleeing on foot into the woods, police reported. A sheriff’s K-9 unit and deputies located Hunt hiding in a tree stand in the woods behind the home a short time later. He was taken into custody, and was transported to the Cumberland County Jail, where he is being held on $10,000 cash bail.


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These incidents appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter between the dates of Sunday, June 2 and Sunday, June 8 (This is only a partial listing). Sunday, June 1 12:28 a.m. Alexander Kiesman, 20, of Bull Ring Road in Denmark was charged with furnishing a place for minors to consume liquor by Officer Gaumont. 12:28 a.m. Barrett G. Wilson, 19, of Haley Town Road in Brownfield ,was charged with illegal possession of liquor by a minor by Officer Gaumont. Monday, June 2 12:15 a.m. Earl M. Cash Jr., 47, of Elm Street in Bridgton, was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia by Officer Smolinsky. 9:33 a.m. Bridgton police searched for a green Silverado pickup truck whose occupants appeared to be shooting up while the truck was parked in the Evergreen Credit Union parking lot in Naples. The truck was seen headed toward Bridgton.

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Blues Fest this weekend What’s on the schedule What: Ninth Annual Maine Blues Festival When: Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Sunday BluesJam starting at 8 p.m. at Bray’s Brewpub & Eatery Where: Various venues on the Causeway and throughout Naples Cost: For Saturday’s events, a wristband is required. Wristband is $12 at participating locations; $16 on Saturday, with ticket locations on the Causeway. For more info: Check out Kats and Blues Band will be playing at the Village Green. This is the fourth year the band has performed during the festival. Kimball said he is proud to see budding musicians take interest in the blues. Also, he is thrilled that the organizers of the festival have been able to put proceeds toward assisting with that. “We have got to the point that we can give back. The Maine Blues Festival Scholarship is awarded at Southern Maine Community College. We fund a Maine Blues Musician Scholarship that goes to a graduating high school senior,” he said. Additionally, with festival funding, the Blues in Schools Program started this spring. Both Kimball and Bray expressed gratitude to the Town of Naples for going above and beyond the role of being a great host town. “This festival could not exist without the town of Naples. I have been doing this for 40 years, and I have never experienced the welcoming attitude like the town

of Naples has — from the people in town government to the merchants,” Kimball said. “I have tried this a couple of times in different towns — believe me,” he said. He also gave kudos to Anita Preble, who rounds up and oversees the volunteers. “Anita is my hero. We would be sunk without her. That is the girl who makes the volunteer army happen,” Kimball said. “It takes a small army of volunteers. We have 20 people who work on this year-round; and on festival day, there are 100 volunteers. And. they do it because they want to do it. They get it — they get what this is about,” he said. Blues is a very happy, very positive musical form

BEATLES FOR SALE: THE TRIBUTE returns to the Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center in Harrison on Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. Take a “Ticket To Ride” with Beatles For Sale as they take you on a Magical Mystery trip back to the 1960s at the height of Beatlemania. Hear all your favorite Beatle hits and Beatle B-sides performed completely LIVE! Always a good time and always a packed house! Get your tickets early! Call 583-6747 for more information or go that makes people smile and moves them to get out on the dance floor, he said. “Blues is so much more than ‘My woman done left me,’ ” Kimball said. “Blues is perhaps the

Police blotter (Continued from Page A) Fowler Street. 8:22 p.m. A Lewis Road resident reported that his nephew came home drunk and smashed all the pictures upstairs, then took off in a vehicle. 9:30 p.m. Norma M. Gagnon, 56, of Smith Avenue in Bridgton was arrested for domestic violence assault by Officers Smolinsky and Reese. Gagnon was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. This past week officers of the Bridgton Police Department responded to 120 calls for service.

They include the following: 28 traffic stops, two motor vehicle crashes, three assaults, seven animal control complaints, eight theft complaints, one domestic violence assault, and 26 suspicious activity/disturbance type complaints. There were also eight people arrested and or charged with the following offenses. OUI, violation of conditions of release, two thefts, possession of a usable amount of marijuana, domestic violence assault, furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol PERCHED ON A LIMB — Maxwell Evans of Bridgton and two illegal possession of snapped this picture of a male Indigo Bunting at his alcohol by a minor. home.

most egalitarian art form because it is more accessible to musicians and bands than any other legitimate musical art form,” Kimball said. “Blues is inclusive not exclusive. It resonates with the human condition,” he said.

Water is the most important resource in the world. Without clean drinking water, life as we know it would not exist. The way we treat our land is directly related to the quality of our water. The forests in the watersheds of the Lake Region are the key to maintaining the water quality of our lakes and streams as well as the quality of life we all enjoy. Join Lakes Environmental Association and Portland Water District’s Paul Hunt on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at LEA to learn how our forests have changed over the past 150 years, their condition today, and about a new source of funding to help conserve them into the future. Hunt is the environmental manager for the Portland Water District and has been working with LEA to help conserve land and protect water in the lakes region since 1999. This program is free for LEA members and $5 for nonmembers. Space is limited so if you would like to attend this talk please register by contacting Mary Jewett at 647-8580 or e-mail

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(Continued from Page A) put their own spin on this musical genre. “Blues, as an art form, is highly-individualized. It’s not as narrow as a lot of folks might believe,” Kimball said. “On one hand, it is about paying respect to the old pros who have been out there doing it for years,” he said. Mark Miller, Jimmy Junkins and the Soulcats, and Jeff Christiansen are among those on that list, Kimball said. “Ed Murphy has to be one of the preeminent blues scholars. He could do a doctorate on the blues,” he said, adding that Murphy plays both the six-string slide guitar and the 12-string guitar. “Those are the elder statesmen in the ways of the blues. That is why these guys get called year after year after year, he said. “Blues is also about fostering that mixed generation. How about the Blues Mafia? The Blues Mafia was founded by a young lady in her 20s, Kristin Chute” who performs on the electric violin in a way that is electrifying, he said. “Boy, the kid has pipes, and she sizzles,” Kimball said. “Blues is not about being the preservation society. Blues is a living art. If it is going to be a living art, the boundaries have to be pushed as well,” he said. For a taste of what the under-20 musicians have to offer, the Lake Region High School (LRHS) Skazz

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Quartet to play at Shaker Village NEW GLOUCESTER — The United Society of Shakers welcomes The Portland String Quartet for the 9th season of The Maine Festival of American Music: Its Roots and Traditions, from Wednesday, June 25, to Saturday, June 28. All events and performances will take place in the 1794 Meeting House at Sabbathday Lake, New Gloucester, as follows: • Wednesday, June 25, 7 p.m. — The Portland String Quartet performs masterpieces by American immigrant composers Fritz Kreisler (Quartet in A Minor) and Ernest Bloch (Quartet No.1). • Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m. — Shaker Song Program. Kevin Siegfried of the Boston Conservatory leads The Portsmouth Singers in a diverse program of his arrangements of Shaker music.

• Friday, June 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Workshop Day. Ensembles gather at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village to explore American chamber music under the direction of the Portland String Quartet. A Master Class at 3:30 p.m. is open to the public without charge.     • Saturday, June 28, 7 p.m. — Portland String Quartet Concert with guest artist Kathleen McNerney, oboe, and American composer Stephen Gryc (professor, Hartt School of Music), performing W. A. Mozart, Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370; Stephen Gryc, Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Bela Bartok; and Claude Debussy, Quartet in G Minor, Op.10. Tickets are $25, seniors $20 and free for students age 21 and under. For more information, contact: US Shakers, 926-4597.  

SOUTH PARIS — A full day of entertainment at the Moore Park Art Show, Sunday, July 27, will feature performers from the reaches of Western Maine. Some veterans of the show that will be back in the gazebo are singer and songwriter Brad Hooper and dancer Debi Irons. Others will be hitting the stage for the first time at this fifth annual event, like Kathryn Gardner and Mary Christine Hargreaves. Better known as the “Ukelady,” singer-songwriter and recording artist Mary Christine Hargreaves was raised on family polkas, classical music, folk songs of the 60s and 70s, and the Beatles. Having performed throughout her home state of Maine for over a decade, she sings down-home folksy songs with her ukulele and guitar, delivering a melodic blend of folk, Americana, pop, blues,

ballads and children’s songs. Mary discovered the joy of playing ukulele after spontaneously purchasing a soprano uke to bring to a musical celebration in the tropics in 2001. While there she sang the classic Ukulele Lady for the first time on stage and has enjoyed performing original songs and favorites ever since. She has opened for Maine artists Kate Schrock and Heather Pierson, and has shared stages with Nate Towne, Brian Patricks, Bob Wallace, Rusty Wiltjer, Bob Rosenbaum, and Jeff Rojo. As a longtime promoter of local songwriters, Mary has also been an active member of the Norway Commons Music Collective of Norway and has hosted at various Maine community television music programs including NPCTV. After retiring from a longtime career in dental hygiene, MOORE, Page A

The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner Auction on Thursday May 15, 2014 at Bridgton Academy and it was a success! Members and friends came out to bid on the Silent Auction, as well as the Live Auction items. Games, a great dinner and fun was had by all. It was a wonderful event where everyone mingled, relaxed, made connections and went home with some pretty nice items that they won in the auction.

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NORWAY — The Western Maine Art Group is seeking fine artists, painters, and a limited number of photographers and artisans to exhibit at this year’s 47th Norway Arts Festival, to be held Saturday, July 12, with a rain date of Sunday, July 13. This is a juried art festival offering prizes for Best in Show, First and Second Prize in Painting, First and Second Prize in Photography, and First Prize in Fine Artisan. Last year, the prize money amounted to $3,000. Prior exhibitors do not need to be juried again. Space requests are honored in the order of applications received. A 10’x10’ space is provided, with coffee and goodies to get you started, help with unloading and setup, and designated parking. Applications and more information is available online at www.westernmaineartgroup. org

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(Continued from Page A) Day,” said Whitcomb.   Details of the free parks admission: • Maine Resident’s Day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 15; all vehicles bearing Maine license plates will be allowed free entrance to Maine state parks and historic sites. No rain date will be available. • The open admission does not apply to Baxter State Park, Scarborough Beach State Park, or the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, though admission to Fort Knox State Historic Site will be free that day. For more information about Maine state parks and historic sites, go to: For more information about the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, go to: www.maine. gov/dacf

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Voting results for area towns

(Continued from Page A) Transfer Station Total: 823 Yes, 616 No Council Alice Darlington — 315 The SAD 72 School SAD 61 School Board Board will certify the Philip Shane — 308 results at an upcoming Harrison Elections meeting. Selectmen (Vote for 2) Fryeburg Elections Matthew Frank — 197 Selectman Richard St. John — 155 Jeff Cox — 385 Donald Woolley — 97 Wayne Harriman — Selectman (Vote for 1) 248 Richard Sykes — 250 SAD 72 School Board SAD 17 Validation Alternate Yes — 179 Cynthia Alden — 137 No — 83 Linda Card — 425 Casco Elections CELEBRATING THEIR 78TH REUNION AT Selectmen (Vote for 2) Ukelady” Mary Christine Hargreaves will perform origiFRYEBURG ACADEMY were Polly Lutte and Stanley Holly Hancock — 290 nals from her newly-released CD at the Moore Park Art Ward from the Class of 1936. More photos on Page 6C. Calvin Nutting — 214 Show on Sunday, July 27.

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(Continued from Page A) Mary is now finding the peace to live her dream. And on the plate is the new release of Mary’s traveling folk CD Set O’Wheels, inspired by life and the beauty of Maine. Self-recorded and engineered, it took four years to produce and it has several local musicians adding their flavors to her melodies. These guests are Heather Pierson, Lindsey Montana, Jeff Rojo, Nate Towne, Bob Wallace, Rusty Wiltjer and Mary’s husband, Steve Hargreaves. The Moore Park Art Show is still accepting applications from artists and fine crafters. Booth spots are $65 and can be downloaded at www.

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EFFINGHAM, N.H. — The Lord’s Hill Meeting House will host monthly Friday night concerts from late June to September to benefit the Meeting House Restoration Fund. With tickets priced at $8 in advance or $10 at the door, these concerts will be a fun and reasonably priced night out for the entire family. A series ticket package (one ticket for each of the four concerts) will be available for $30. The first concert of the series will be held on Friday, June 27, featuring Sam Southworth and Friends. A perennial favorite, Sam and his friends performed twice during the series last year and are also well known for their performances during Old Home Week in Freedom, N.H. They will play a range of Americana, country, folk, and jazz, including both traditional and original songs that are sure to please. The remainder of the concert series offers a variety of musical genres: on July 18, Pat O’Brien will perform traditional Irish and American folk music; on Aug. 22, Puckabrush will offer an evening of Celtic and traditional music; and on Sept. 19, it’s local cellist Laurie Meeder and her friends. Tickets for the concert series, which is sponsored in part by Brooks Motor Sales in Center Ossipee, NH, are available for purchase at Boyle’s Family Market in Effingham Falls, NH, at Ye Olde Sale Shoppe in South Effingham (Taylor City), NH, and at Country Goods and Groceries in East Wakefield, NH. All concerts will be held rain or shine at the Meeting House on Province Lake Road (Route 153 South) in Effingham, N.H. For more information on this or future concerts, or if you have a musical group who may wish to be a part of this summer concert series, please contact Erik Jones, LHMH president, at 603-539-4071 or


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Honoring Sonny Berry’s life

(Continued from Page A) and really think everyone in Bridgton should know the man that he was, the lifetime commitment he gave to this country and this town, as well as his role as a wonderful father, brother, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather,” Berry said. “He devoted his life to his family, as well as the town of Bridgton. Our dad worked every day, never called out, or took vacations; he planned and saved for his family,” Berry said. “Our dad was the hardest-working man we ever knew, and I think we all can admire his devotion to Bridgton, his hometown.” With that sentiment in mind, the family has received permission from the Bridgton Public Library to install a granite bench on their property this fall in his honor. Sonny was a very humble man, and most likely would have discouraged the idea. But, to Melissa, nothing could be more perfect than a granite bench, which will

HE LABORED HARD FOR THOSE HE LOVED — then left us all to remember. Those words will be inscribed on a granite bench honoring the live of Howard “Sonny” Berry Jr. of Bridgton. bench will be inscribed with include a back. “It’s something solid the words, “He labored hard — something that’s going for those he loved, then left to last,” she said, “and will us all to remember.” The keep his memory alive for library will be renovating family and friends.” The the parking lot area this

(Continued from Page A) and see what needs to be fixed — that would be a disaster,” Burnham said. Jack “Skip” Meeker Jr. stated that the amendments don’t properly address abandoned licenses. Many Causeway businesses are seasonal and shut down during the winter months, and those business owners should not be subject to abandoned license fines for not using

the permit year-round, he said. Meeker was among those who voted against the amendments and supported another article to repeal the ordinance that was passed last year at Town Meeting. Warrant Article 44 was to repeal the 2013 ordinance. A valid citizens’ petition put that item before the Town Meeting voters. About one-fourth of those present voted for the repeal.

summer to include a green space, and that is where the bench will go. A dedication ceremony will be held sometime this fall. The family has created an online fundraiser on www. to help raise the estimated $2,000 cost for creation and delivery of the bench, and they are asking for the public’s help. They have set up a Howard Berry Memorial Fund trust account in his name at Norway Savings Bank, and donations can be made at any branch of the bank or through the Go Fund Me website. The website is also the place where anyone who knew Sonny is encouraged to post their comments or special memories of him, including any pictures that will celebrate his life. A video from his funeral service is already up on the page, which is accessible by entering the name Howard Berry in the search bar. Anyone with questions may call Melissa at 553-0033.

STUDENT ON BOARD — Anthony Champoli was introduced as the new student representative on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen Tuesday by Selectman Bernie King. Champoli, a junior at Lake Region High School, said he was gladdened to hear that King suggested the idea last December, and actively sought the position. “I’m really excited, because it’s a demographic that really needs to be on this board,” Champoli said of high-school-age residents. He will serve as a non-voting student representative for one year, until June 30, 2115. Champoli will be invited to serve on board subcommittees, and is encouraged to make comments, ask questions and propose ideas. Therefore, the ordinance it,” she said. He won’t be attending executive sessions or viewing confistayed in place. Larry Anton, who serves dential town documents, however. Resident Patricia Maxim as chairman on the Naples was concerned about the Planning Board, testified consequences of repealing against it. the most recent street vendor “It is very difficult to ordinance. write an ordinance. After “Reading this at home, you write it, there are unin(Continued from Page A) I thought it was scary to tended consequences. You hadn’t been announced beforehand, selectmen allowed both repeal 44 and go back to the have public hearings, you Jones and Hio Ridge Road residents to voice their opinions ‘76 standards. I have seen meet the objections,” he on the moratorium issue, which had been publicly discussed the ‘76 standards happen, said. at the last meeting. especially on the corner of “Throwing an ordinance Jones basically reiterated Spencer’s argument that a moraRoute 35 where an ice cream out completely without even torium wasn’t warranted because of inadequate ordinances truck had parked. I have looking at amendments to or laws. He went further, however, in questioning whether a seen it; and that is what is the ordinance is wrong,” cell tower would harm property values, saying further study going to happen if we repeal Anton said. would be needed before that could be proven. Hio Ridge Road residents asked for equal time, and got it, but by the time Berkowitz had finished reading Spencer’s letter, they sat quietly. “Is there anywhere that you can go with this thing?” asked Judy Veit. Resident Chad Cummings said the controversy has (Continued from Page A) already caused more than a little division among his neighphone. “The core of our mission is to sing at the bedside of a bors. “I purposely live in the woods of Maine because that’s dying person,” said Werther. “The songs are basically peace- where I wanted to be,” he said. “This has caused tensions that I never dreamed I’d have to deal with.” ful, loving, joyful, trusting songs.” Berkowitz suggested they seek legal advice. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For “Unfortunately, we don’t have deep pockets,” Veit more information, call Jo at 928-23066 or 542-1711. answered.

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Maine Blues Festival this weekend

Thousands of blues fans and music lovers will descend on Naples this weekend to be entertained by 50 Maine-based blues bands and artists at the annual Maine Blues Festival. The fun begins Friday night with 10 shows at eight venues, starting at 6 p.m. and continuing through closing time. Friday night performances can be seen at Freedom Café, Sandy’s on Long Lake, Rick’s Café, Songo River Queen II Blues Cruise, Bray’s Brewpub, Captain Jack’s at Naples Marina, Point Sebago Resort and American Legion Post #155. On Friday night the Legion is open to the public and Maine Blues Festival tickets are on sale there. Veterans can buy tickets at the American Legion Post #155 for only $10. Saturday, the official day of the festival, will kick off once again at Sandy’s on Long Lake at 10:30 a.m., with Brad Hooper doing “Brad’s got da Blues for Breakfast.” Hooper will also appear later in the day at Sandy’s for you late risers. Other acts include The Bad Daddys, Memphis Lightning, The Delta Knights, Mark Miller and Friends, Luther James and the River Kings, Blues Mafia, Poor Hoard and Bullfrog, Trailer Trash, Blues In The Works, the Blues Hounds — the list goes on. For a complete schedule go to:

Saturday will roll all day and night with performances at 10 venues, no less than three Blues Cruises and multiple vendors on the Village Green. Vendors this year include handmade instruments, jewelry, soaps, kettle corn and a variety of other foods, plus four bands will perform on the Village

Green throughout the day. There will also be a Classic and Custom Cruise-In at Kent’s Landing (across from Green, weather permitting.) As usual there will be shuttle buses running throughout the day and into the evening. Sunday this year has grown with four venues and eight performances on the list. Sunday shows start with a Blues Cruise on the Songo River Queen II at noon and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening at Bray’s, Freedom Café and Captain Jack’s. Advance tickets can be purchased at: Bullmoose Music, The

American Legion Post 155 ($10 special pricing for all veterans), Songo River Queen II, Bray’s Brewpub & Eatery, Sandy’s Flight Deck, Freedom Cafe, Merced’s on Brandy Pond, Point Sebago, Cap’n Jacks at Naples Marina, Colonial Mast Campground, Four Seasons Family Campground, Naples KOA Campground, Crooked River Campground, Loons Haven Family Campground, Dube’s Music (Lisbon Falls), Spring Point Tavern (South Portland), The Railroad Tavern & Restaurant (Lisbon Falls), Tickets can be purchased on the day of the festival at the following locations: The Naples Shopping Center (Rite-Aid), Freedom Café, The Naples Village Green and on the Causeway (next to the Songo River Queen II) . All ticket booth locations are located on Route 302/Roosevelt Trail. The Maine Blues Festival is a unique one-of-a-kind festival featuring only acts based in Maine. Applications from performers come in from all over but only Maine-based acts can perform. Also the festival generates scholarships and a Blues in Schools program. Srtudents who become involved with the Blues in Schools program are given the opportunity to perform at the festival each year to show off what they have learned. See you there!

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FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Historical Society, 83 Portland Street, is pleased to present teacher-naturalist Carol Foord in the role of Pequawket Native American Molly Ockett on Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. Learn through Carol’s portrayal of how this remarkable woman and lone survivor of local Pequawket heritage survived among those who had unfairly usurped her homeland and destroyed her people. She ministered to Carol Foord as Molly the sick using healing Ockett teas and poultices made from wild herbs and plants, yet to many she was feared as a witch. This program is open to the public and free, although donations are appreciated. For more information, call Nancy Ray at 393-7022.

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Boston singer up for Poetry workshop Noble House Concert

Boston-based folk artist Danielle Miraglia will perform at the next Noble House Acoustic Folk House Concert on Thursday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. The Noble House is located at 81 Highland Road in Bridgton. Miraglia comes armed with a strong, steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica. Her tunes range from heart-felt to socially conscious and will move both your heart and hips. Danielle’s latest release, Box of Troubles, explores the highs and lows that life has to offer, and has already received rave reviews. Alternate Root says, “Danielle Miraglia’s guitar work keeps Delta traditions alive. Her steady thumb and playing style trace a direct line to the blues of the field and chicken shacks. Vocally, Danielle’s voice digs in, twisting within the delivery, seeming to break but more likely soaring before the fall. Box of Troubles balances good times with the bad, her character’s roles defined and believable.” Attendance at the concert is by donation; For DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center is ready and more information, call Cindi PETITE POWERHOUSE — Singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia of Boston, Mass. will Hooper, innkeeper, at 647ripe for summer 2014 picking! 3733 or visit innkeepers@ perform at the next Noble House Acoustic Folk House Concert on Thursday, June 26, After a long winter and with help from numerous donors at 7:30 p.m. The Noble House is located at 81 Highland Road in Bridgton. — small and large, local and distant — the Denmark Arts Center is ready to launch its most ambitious summer program ever. To celebrate that good news, give a little thanks, and kick off the summer right, DAC invites any and all to an old-fashioned ice cream social this Saturday, June 14! Come and chat with the DAC Board of Directors, pick up the freshly-printed summer calendar, and enjoy a free ice cream on the newly-built deck, funded by the Davis Family Foundation and the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Foundation!  When enjoying your ice cream, plan to make your way into the gallery to view Passages, opening Friday, June 13 into sculpting outdoor pieces whose dyed wool and jac- Artist Reception and Open with local artist Maya Kuvaja, and funded by the Maine such as bald eagle benches, quard pieces center on the House on Friday, July 11. Arts Commission.  Native American face pro- beauty of the natural envi- This annual gathering is These two events are just the start of a packed summer files and life-sized embrac- ronment. Finally, to celebrate a chance for new and old calendar at the DAC. Don’t forget to sign your child up for ing figures. the beginning of the sum- friends to meet the staff, an arts camp, funded by the Maine Humanities Council, The Gordon R. Merrick of mer season, it is a privilege the artists, and enjoy artBetterment Fund and the Town of Denmark, and featuring Symmetry in Wood utilizes a to share the return of the work both inside and outside two new additions: Dance Camp with Hio Ridge Dance CENTER LOVELL — veneer called Amboyna from still life watercolor paintings the gallery. Harvest Gold Collective and Zine-making Camp with artist Pilar Nadal! With the 2014 summer sea- Vietnam in his manufacture of beloved late Jean Swan Gallery is located at 1082 Stop in on Sundays for Made-in-Maine films, funded by son also comes new growth of exquisite clocks and fur- Gordon who was a passion- Main Street, Route 5, Center the Kirby Family Foundation, or stop in on Saturdays for at Harvest Gold Gallery, both niture. ate gardener and accom- Lovell. Owners and jewelers a summer-long smorgasbord, featuring acts from both near inside and outside, including Rebecca Klemontovich of plished artist. Lynda Rasco and Bill Rudd and far, including the Mollyockett Chorus, Stripwrecked an updated website, several New York City and Bartlett, Harvest Gold Gallery’s have been designing and Burlesque, and even an evening of poetry with 2013 new staff members, stone N.H. is an abstract oil painter new and improved website is making jewelry for 30 years, inaugural poet Richard Blanco and friends! DAC is even sculptures blooming in the of energy-infused small to scheduled to be online early and offering American artstaging a return to the The Denmark Dump, where their picturesque perennial garden large-scale works. this summer with a mod- ists’ and fine crafters’ work signature artist residency, “Something Rotten,” returns in overlooking Kezar Lake and New acrylic artwork ern user-friendly design for at their gallery since 1997. August thanks to The Maine Community Foundation. several new artists’ work bud- at Harvest Gold Gallery online shopping. The gallery is open daily. And of course, the summer wouldn’t be complete with- ding in the already diverse includes Melissa Prince’s Be sure and mark your For more information, call out Western Maine’s premiere music festival: The DAM and cultivated gallery. Maine woodland birds and calendar now to attend the 925-6502 or visit www.harJAM will be hitting the shores of Moose Pond on August Harvest Gold’s seven- paintings of local flavor by Gallery’s long-standing 2 this year, featuring six musical guests, from Naples’ own room gallery features gold returning artist Sandy Bell Oble Varnum to headliners Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial and silver jewelry made on who also paints in oil, as does Orchestra, and supported by the Maine Arts Commission, premises as well as over 200 Dean McCrillis of Portland, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and many oth- American artists’ works of whose subjects focus on ers. fine arts and crafts. Maine outdoor living. DAC is also pleased to have received additional fundSeveral new artists’ work Also new to the gallery ing from The Denmark Lions, Highland Street Foundation, will be at Harvest Gold are Nancy Trider of Leeds, Gibson-Woodbury Foundation, Birch Cove Fund and the Gallery this season. Joe Maine’s New England landVirginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation for its general Gray of Graystone Masonry scapes in watercolor, as programs. in Gilford, N.H. has been a well as her still life oils. But in the end, it’s you, their invaluable members, for custom stoneworker for over Tennessean Carol Dashnall whom they do this: Your support for the DAC is above all 20 years and has ventured LeBarron is a textile artist else, and all these programs are for you! They thank you more than ever! And, to reiterate, they hope they will see you Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m. for free ice cream, some chin-wagging, and good times. For more information visit or call 4522412.  Award-winning poet Moira Linehan offers a hands-on poetry workshop, The Sister Art of Poetry is Music, on Sunday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fifth House Lodge in Bridgton. The focus of the one-day intensive is sound — how to make a poem sing — and is open to anyone who is interested, regardless of experience. Moira Linehan’s debut collection, “If No Moon,” won the 2006 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry open comMoira Linehan petition and was published in 2007 by Southern Illinois University Press. In 2008, it was named an Honor Book in Poetry in the 8th annual Massachusetts Book Awards. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Image, Poetry, Prairie Schooner and TriQuarterly. Her website is To register or to receive more information, contact Joan Lee Hunter at 647-3506 or

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WORKS BY MAYA KUVAJA of Bridgton entitled “Passage” will be exhibited at the Denmark Arts Center. The gallery opens this Friday, June 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Maya Kuvaja at DAC DENMARK — Come join Bridgton artist Maya Kuvaja for the opening of her new body of work at the Denmark Arts Center gallery. Passage, for which she received a Maine Arts Commission grant, explores relationship between human industry and nature and the affect it has on the creatures around us. The work coincides with the Passenger Pigeon Project, which works to raise awareness of species loss and preservation. You don’t want to miss the chance to meet the creator of these mixed-media works that not only inspire you with their beauty, but instills a sense of longing for what humans have taken from nature. Based in Bridgton, Maya creates mixed oil paintings that blend images derived from science, nature, industry and myth. Working from her studio in the woods, her work explores the ways in which humans interact and conflict with nature and the tenuous qualities of memory and perception.     The gallery opening is this Friday, June 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Free food and drink! The Denmark Arts Center is located at 50 W. Main Street in Denmark.

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June 12, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B

Meet the Rufus Porter Summer staff

Area Events The art of letterboxing explained

SEBAGO — The Sebago Historical Society will be opening its 2014 summer programs on Saturday, June 14 with a letterboxing program at 1 p.m. at the museum building at 347 Convene Road in Sebago. The museum will be available for viewing and research following a new schedule this year. Open hours at the building will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturdays, and from 2 to 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesdays, prior to the monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. At the Saturday program, seasoned letterboxers Aiphid and Jiffy will present information on the history of letterboxing, an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with delightful treasure hunts in beautiful scenic places. They’ll lead those who wish to do some letterboxing in an optional interactive part of the presentation. A limited supply of materials will be on hand, or you can bring along a dark-colored inkpad, a journal and a rubber stamp.

Mega Yard Sale June 14 in Oxford

OXFORD — The Sons of the American Legion will be holding their second annual Mega Yard Sale on Saturday, June 14, at the Rock House Teen center in Oxford from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year the Mega Yard Sale drew in over 1,500 people and 28 vendors. Proceeds go to the Rock House Teen Center, which serves about 50 kids each week and to youth and services project funding for the Sons. A new addition this year will be pony rides for the kids. Admission is $1per adult, and those under 14 are free. For more information, go to Facebook at Mega Yard Sale Oxford or call the Post at 539-2649.

MUSEUM STAFF — Left to right: Education Intern Kirsten Swartz, Education Director Brian Cushing and Education Intern Mollie Fullerton. the museum’s audience and engage nontraditional museum visitors in the life and works of Rufus Porter. She is excited to explore Maine

this summer and is especially looking forward to the outdoor activities Maine has to offer. Kirsten and Mollie are the

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RAYMOND — A Pot Roast Supper will be served on Saturday, June 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Raymond Village Church, 27 Main Street, Raymond Village. Flavorful sliced pot roast will be served with carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and beverages, and a dessert of the month. Cost is $9 per person for adults, $5 for children under 12. Future suppers are planned for July 19, Aug. 16 Raymond Church opens Gathering Space RAYMOND — Starting Monday, June 16, the Vestry and Sept. 20. Lovell Vacation Bible School of the Raymond Village Community Church will be open LOVELL — This summer’s Vacation Bible School at as The Gathering Space every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon for anyone wanting to escape the summer heat, enjoy the Lovell United Church of Christ has the theme, “Weird a glass of lemonade, iced tea, or cup of coffee, or share Animals: Where Joyful Love Is One-of-a-Kind.” The school some time with friends and other community members. “Our church sits right in the middle of Raymond Center, and our vestry stays cool on the hottest days,” said Rev. Nancy Foran, pastor. “We Country Sleigh Both stores NEW thought it would be great to 207-693-6753 give people a place to escape Merchan NOW OPEN Toll Free dise the heat, read or play a game, Arriving 1-877-693-6753 Wednesday – Sunday and maybe have a chat with Daily! Country Style 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. their neighbors. This is sim207-693-4441 ply one more way we can be 978 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055 1T24 of service to our community.”

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RAYMOND — Raymond Village Community Church is holding a major Yard Sale on Saturday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 27 Main Street, Raymond. There’ll be furniture, books, clothes, household goods, knickknacks, pictures, kids’ toys, music, working appliances and electronics, power tools, old photographic equipment, dishes, etc. There’ll be clowns for the kids, and local merchants offering everything from jewelry to chocolates to jams and jellies. There’ll be a plant sale, silent auction, pie sale, and “Andy’s Grill,” featuring charbroiled hamburgers and hot dogs. Table space is still available for rent. Donations of any salable merchandise are gladly accepted; volunteers will pick up anywhere in the Lakes Region. To reserve a table, contact Polly at 892-4301. For other information or to arrange a merchandise pickup, contact Rolf or Brenda Olsen at 655-4670.  

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RAYMOND — A Free Community Meal will be served on Saturday, June 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, off Route 85 in Raymond. The menu is Swedish meatballs, casseroles, salads, chicken soup and desserts. Food is continually served, buffet-style, and is free of charge and open to the surrounding communities.

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There is no set program or agenda. People are encouraged to will be held the week of June 23 to 27, Monday to Friday, bring knitting, crafts, games, or just a good book. from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church. For more informaBridgton Community Band begins rehearsals tion, call Vicki at 925-1444 or Pastor Alison at 925-1321. Harrison Summer Day Camp beginning The Bridgton Community Band will begin rehearsals for the summer season on Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at Stevens HARRISON — Summer Day Camp starts Monday, Brook Elementary School (the room they have previously June 23, for the Harrison Parks and Recreation Department. used) in Bridgton. Wind musicians young and old are wel- Trained and knowledgeable counselors and swim instructors come. For more information, call 647-5266. will lead Harrison girls and boys entering Grade 1 through 7 in the fall in outdoor activities at Crystal Lake Park from Waterford Church offers public supper NORTH WATERFORD — The first public supper of the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on Tuesday summer will be held on Tuesday, June 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. field trip days. For more information, call Director Paula Holt at the North Waterford Church, Route 35, opposite Melby’s at 583-2241. Youth Choir to perform in Windham Eatery. Come to this buffet-style supper and enjoy homemade casseroles, salads, baked beans, brown bread, rolls, beverWINDHAM — Music with a Mission will welcome the ages and gingerbread for dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for Grove United Methodist Church Youth Choir on Thursday, children under 12. June 26, at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, as they pass through Windham on their sumBHS Class of 1950 Reunion Bridgton High School’s Class of 1950 will hold its 64th mer tour in New England. This group, from West Chester, reunion on Wednesday, June 18, with a banquet at Campfire Pa., has performed there twice before, and is made up of 20 Grille. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, students in grades seven through 12. They will perform a concert of sacred, classical, gospel, contemporary Christian call Gerald at 583-2213. and world music. The choir is accompanied by a talented Bingo begins at St. Joseph Church praise band including a mix of adult and student musicians. Bingo starts Thursday, June 19, at St. Joseph Church, 225 Although the concert is free, a donation of $5 is suggested, South High Street, Bridgton. Games will run every Thursday and all ages are welcome. The box office opens at 6:15 p.m., until Aug. 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with early bird games and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, at 6:30 p.m. and regular play at 7 p.m. Stay “cool” playing call 892-7149 or e-mail bingo, with refreshments available.

LEWISTON — The nonprofit Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be set up on Saturday, June 21, at Tri-County Mental Health Services, 1155 Lisbon Street, Lewiston. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The counseling and claim-filing assistance service is free to all veterans and members of their families. For more information, call Display your flag on Flag Day Bob Casimiro will be holding the flag on the Civil War Brandon McKinney at 623-5725. Chinese Raffle offered in Brownfield Monument (Maine Hill) in Bridgton on Flag Day, Saturday BROWNFIELD — The Brownfield Volunteer Fire June 14, from noon to 2 p.m. Display your flag, or Casimiro will tend it for you. Celebrate your heritage and display flags Department Auxiliary is holding a Chinese Raffle on Saturday, of other nations (In any multi-flag display, the U.S. flag has June 21, at the Brownfield Community Center, 90 Main Street, Brownfield. Doors open at 4 p.m., and drawings start to be prominently displayed). at 6 p.m. There’ll be lots of raffles to choose from, a 50/50 Wood turning demo on Depot Street Clete Boothby, owner of One Wood Piece At A Time, will raffle, a door prize and food. For more information, contact be demonstrating wood turning at the Bridgton Arts & Crafts April Perrault at 935-3446. store at 12 Depot Street, Bridgton, on Sunday, June 15. The demo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., when Boothby will show how he takes a piece of wood and turns it into a very unique item. Clete’s items are also sold at the store. Many of the crafters will also be doing demonstrations at the store during the summer season. All items are made by local Maine crafters.

16th and 17th student interns employed by the museum since the program began in 2006, and each have made significant contributions to its


ment for visitors as they study the nineteenth century life of Rufus Porter as well as implementing outreach programs. Mollie grew up in North Dakota and attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., where she developed an interest in public history. She is excited to be in Maine for the summer and hopes to do a lot of hiking and see a moose from a safe distance. Kirsten Swartz is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Museum Studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2012 with a degree in Classical Languages and English. Kirsten has a background in education for children and adults with and without physical or intellectual disabilities. In the future, she hopes to make museums more inclusive for people of diverse backgrounds and abilities through educational programs. At the Rufus Porter Museum, she is looking forward to building upon the programs the museum has implemented in the past, and creating new and exciting programs for this summer. Kirsten hopes to expand

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The Rufus Porter Museum welcomes Mollie Fullerton and Kirsten Swartz as staff this summer as they fill the 12-week internships offered for university graduate students each summer season. They are specialists in designing educational programs for youth and adults, and have many plans to share the life and spirit of Rufus Porter, his art and his inventions. Please watch for announcements of special classes. Brian Cushing has accepted the role of education director at the museum to work with the staff in designing programs geared to all age levels. Retired as a history and geography teacher at Lake Region High School, he is currently a geography adjunct at the University of Maine Farmington. Brian resides in Bridgton and is active in many community organizations and on the board of the Lakes Environmental Association. Mollie is entering her second year of a master’s program in Public History at Loyola University Chicago. She is interested in exploring new ways to create an accessible learning environ-

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Firefighter Tim Sample performance wives events to benefit RP Museum

The Bridgton Firefighter Wives will be doing some or all of the following fundraising events: • Bag Raffle — They are currently selling raffle tickets for 31 Days of 31. This is a raffle of different types of bags. A ticket gets you the chance of winning one or more of the bags — tote, utility, thermal and many more. For more information, contact Bette-Jean Espeaignette at 693-3681. • Craft & Bake Sale — Their first Craft Fair and second Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridgton Fire and Rescue Central Station. Tables and spaces are still available, and it will be held indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). For more information, contact April at 332-0594. Other events to look forward to are Pampered Chef and Rada cutlery parties, and possibly candle and jewelry parties as well. Hope to see you at one of these. Have a safe summer.

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Tim Sample is coming to town! The Maine humorist will be performing one show on Saturday, June 28, at 4 p.m. at Lake Region High School. Tickets for this “Wicked Big Tim Sample Event” are $20 and are available at Bridgton Books and at the Bridgton Historical Society and Rufus Porter Museums. Online ticket sales available through the Rufus Porter Museum’s website. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Rufus Porter Museum and the Bridgton Historical Society. The show has been generously underwritten by Chalmers Insurance, Norway Savings Bank and individual donors. Tim Sample is widely acknowledged to be New England’s premier native humorist. Novelist Stephen King has likened Sample’s work to that of Mark Twain, and Charles Kuralt called him “Maine’s humorist laureate.” Tim’s books, albums, and videos (including four albums and a video for the Bert and I company) have sold well over a million copies. For eleven years he was a correspondent for CBS News and a regular essayist on the Emmy award winning television show CBS News Sunday Morning, hosted by veteran newsman Charles Osgood. Tim was born and raised in Maine and has never lived (or for that matter wanted to live) anywhere other than the Pine Tree state. Tim’s first album of down east humor was recorded in 1979 and produced by Noel Paul Stookey, “Paul” of Peter, Paul, and Mary with liner

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notes by the late humorist Marshall Dodge, who along with his partner Rev. Robert Bryan, created the worldfamous Bert and I recordings back in the 1950s. After Dodge’s death in 1982, Tim recorded four albums and a video for the Bert and I company. Sample and Bryan have collaborated on a number of projects, including several TV specials, the popular recording How to Talk Yankee, and the TV specials Out of Season and Maine Humor Behind the Barn. Tim has also written and/ or illustrated over a dozen books, including regional bestsellers Saturday Night at Moody’s Diner and his most recent Maine Curiosities second edition, co-authored by Stephen Bither, published in 2006 by The Globe Pequot Press. Tim’s national TV appearances include The Today Show and Good Morning America, and he has narrated awardwinning films and books on tape, including Robert McCloskey’s children’s classic Bert Dow Deep Water Man and Stephen King’s The Sun Dog. Over the years, Tim has performed thousands of shows in venues as diverse as the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Mall of America, the New York Yacht Club and the Caribou Performing Arts Center. These days, he averages 50 to 70 concerts and after-dinner appearances per year. Samples of his humor can be heard at his website: The Wicked Big Tim Sample Event marks the third year of a shared fundraising event between the

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We’ll all miss a great Lovell lady On June 7, family and friends said goodbye to Renee Louise Guillet Dutton. Renee was a prominent person in Lovell because of her shop, Kezar Lake Handcrafts, and later, Dutton Real Estate. Many people who summer here or have permanent residence can thank Renee and her people for finding the right house or property for us. She was active in the library, historical society and the United Church of Christ. Her family and friends will greatly miss her. You had a long road leading in many directions; now, Renee, you can rest. Sorry there was no column last week, but I was in Florida again for the graduation of my last grandchild and youngest granddaughter, Kiya Arbogast. Kiya graduated from the Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, Fla. on May 31. Kiya was an active student as editor of the class yearbook. She was a cheerleader, runs in the family, and enjoyed her classmates. Her future includes further education toward an associate’s degree, and then hopefully an apprenticeship at Disney for

a position in publicity. Good luck, Kiya. On Sunday, June 8, at the Lovell United Church of Christ, five young people made a very deep commitment. They were confirmed by Rev. Alison Jacobs after months of study and dedication to the church. Two of the candidates were baptized before the confirmation with their parents standing with them. Congratulations to Jacob Morse, Joshua Morse, Eben Eastman, Audra Hamlin and Kade Hamlin — you have been very active in the church and you are an important asset to our congregation. Lots of news from the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library News for the month of June. On Saturdays beginning June 8, the outdoor Farmers Market will be held behind the library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Writing Group will be held on Thursdays, June 12 and 26, at 12:30 p.m. Martha’s Knitting Group will take place on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. The Seed to Preservation workshop will be held on Thursday, June 19. For those who will be taking part, you

MAD SCIENCE SHOW — Start the summer celebration at the Charlotte Hobbs Library on Friday, June 20 with the Mad Science Show at 9 a.m.

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by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 can still sign up, and there is a $10 fee to cover cost of materials. Those taking part are asked to bring their own tools. The sessions start at 10 a.m. The annual luncheon at Severance Lodge Club will be Sunday, June 29, at noon. More on this in future columns. Like to play softball and able to get a team together? The library will hold a Softball Tournament on Saturday, July 5. Again, more in future columns. The Start of Summer Celebration will be held at the library on Friday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the time when children in the community should sign up for the Summer Reading Club, “Fizz, Boom, Read.” At the signup, you can receive free Portland Pirates tickets and your reading log. Also, at this time, the kids can sign up for the rec programs. At 10 a.m., the Mad Science Show will make kids sit up and take notice of the fizzing, popping and booming aspects of science. There’ll be lots of action and lots of wonder at the fizzing display. To finish off the display, there will be refreshments for all. The library’s artist for the month will be Sandra J. Bell, offering an exhibit of “More Local Color” beginning Saturday, June 14. Many of the subjects in Sandra’s work will be known to the lookers. All on display are framed and are for sale. The Brick Church for the Performing Arts will present a benefit for the Mountain Top Music in Conway N.H. on Thursday, June 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. Performing

will be the Mountain Top Music students along with the Denmark Art Center Vocal Workshop singers. The music performed will be familiar to most who know the musical selections from many of the famous Broadway hit musicals. Accompanist for the evening will be George Weiss, Mountain Top’s executive director, who is a graduate of Julliard and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. The singers will be under the direction of Lillian Lee Morse, who has retired from performing and teaching at the Boston Conservatory. Donations are accepted and suggested at $10 for adults and $5 for children under 14. For more information, you can contact Board Member Stan Tupaj at 925-1500. The Brick Church is located in Lovell on Christian Hill Road. In Lovell Rec news, there are two trips being offered. One is to the Monday, June 23 Sea Dogs game against New Hampshire, with tickets costing $5 per person. The second is a trip to the Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, June 25. This trip includes a onehour tour, lunch and an afternoon of browsing the gardens. We’ll car pool, meeting at the VFW Post in Lovell. The price is $25. If there is a dietary problem, please notify Meg when you sign up. Signup for both trips is Friday, June 13. To make a reservation, you can contact Rec Director Meg Dyer at or call 925-1440. Signup for summer rec will be at the library on Friday, June 20, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Programs offered are swimming, tennis, wrestling, bass fishing, jewelry, softball and baseball. They also hope to have a program with horses. The North Fryeburg Community Chapel is holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As it goes like most yard sales, there will be something for everyone. Never know when you’ll find a treasure. There will be refreshments available. The chapel is located at the intersection of Fish Street and 113/North Fryeburg Road in Fryeburg. Look for them on Facebook. The way time is flying, it’s not too early to consider taking part or helping make the Fourth of July parade and festivities the best in the state of Maine. As was seen at the Memorial Day Parade, there are lots of kids out there who are creative enough to put

something together for the parade. There must be kids out there who can help as volunteers for the Patriotic Pie eating contest, which means we need pies. To get in the swing of the holiday, it would look great if the parade route was festive with the buildings being decorated for the day. Of course, with lots of stuff to do, that means volunteers are needed. So if you’ve got that holiday spirit to help celebrate the forming of our nation, contact Jean Andrews at 925-1163 or frogalley@, or Katie Malia at 935-8946 or A reminder to all that the United Church of Christ Thrift Shop is still holding a $1 a bag sale until Saturday, June 21. When the Vacation Bible School is in session, the Thrift shop will be closed, from June 23-25.

SeniorsPlus at Fryeburg Library FRYEBURG — SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging, will be at the Fryeburg Public Library, this Monday, June 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. to answer any questions or concerns. All events are free and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241. SeniorsPlus is a private nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities. SeniorsPlus believes in supporting the independence, dignity and quality of life of those they serve. It serves as the local Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center for Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties, and provides a network of support, information, services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families.


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Calendar BALDWIN Fri., June 13 — Mount Etna Grange, Rte. 107, potluck supper 6 p.m., superstitions program to follow, 7 p.m. BRIDGTON Thur., June 12 — Health of forests in the Lake Region watershed with Paul Hunt, Portland Water District, 7 p.m., Lakes Environmental Assn., 230 Main St. FMI: 647-8580. Fri., June 13 — Joy of Singing, 3 p.m., Community Center. Sat., June 14 — Make a gift for dad for Father’s Day, 11 a.m. to noon, library. Sat., June 14 — Display your flag at Civil War Monument on Flag Day, noon to 2 p.m. Sun., June 15 — Wood Turning Demonstration with Clete Boothby, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bridgton Arts & Crafts, 12 Depot St. Sun., June 15 — Opening reception for art exhibit, “Spirit Taking Form,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 33 So. High St. Runs thru June 22. Sun., June 15 — Bean/casserole Supper, 5 p.m., South Bridgton Congregational Church. Reservations: 647-5186. Mon., June 16 — Foster Care Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Mon., June 16 — Bridgton Community Band rehearsals begin, 7 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. FMI: 647-5266. Tue., June 17 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. Tue., June 17 — Prostate Cancer Network & Information Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Wed., June 18 — Bridgton High School Class of 1950 Reunion, social hour 5:30 p.m., Campfire Grille, Rte. 302. FMI: 583-2213. Wed., June 18 — BCC Board meeting, 6 p.m., Community Center. Wed., June 18 — Season Preview Party, “Young Rufus Porter — The Art World Beckoning,” 7-9 p.m., Rufus Porter Museum, 67 No. High St. FMI: 647-2828. Thur., June 19 — Fall Travel Soccer registrations for Lake Region Soccer Club, 46 p.m., Songo Locks School Field. FMI: 653-6614. Thur., June 19 — Bingo begins, doors open 5:30 p.m., early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 So. High St. Thur., June 19 — Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Fri., June 20 — Girl Scouts, 3:45 p.m., Community Center. Fri.-Sun., June 20-22 — Premiere of Corey Norman feature film, The Hanover House, 9 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm Sun., Tannery Pub, Main St. Sat., June 21 — “Celebrate

Summer Solstice” children’s program, 11 a.m. to noon, library. Sat., June 21 — “God Be Praised” concert, 6:30 p.m., Alliance Church, 368 Harrison Rd. BROWNFIELD Fri., June 14 — Family Fun Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Center. Fri., June 14 — Brownfield Lions Dance with The Echo Tones, 8 p.m. to midnight,

Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Thur., June 12 — $ A Bag Sale thru June 21, 10 a.m. to noon Thur., Fri., Sat., Lovell Thrift Shop. Thur., June 12 — Fryeburg Town Meeting, 6 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Sat., June 14 — Annual Missions Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, First Congregational

businesses, American Legion Post #155. FMI: Fri., June 13 — Fall Travel Soccer registrations for Lake Region Soccer Club, 4-6 p.m., Songo Locks School Field. FMI: 653-6614. Sun., June 15 — Annual Naples Library Duck Drop, 1 p.m., Village Green. Tue., June 17 — Children’s Movie Night, 4 to 6 p.m., library.

Waterford Church. Tue., June 17 — Talk on growing plants for cut flowers by Cindy Creps, 7 p.m., library. AREA EVENTS Thur., June 12 — “25 Ways Art Moves” dance show, 7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Main St., So. Paris. Fri., June 13 — Oxford County Retired Educators, social time 10:30 a.m., business

NEW FAMILY RESTAURANT — The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Monday for a new family restaurant, Mack’s Place, located on 224 Portland Road in Bridgton. Owner Derek and Matty Mack, in center, are flanked by Chamber Executive Director Sue Mercer, far left, and Chamber

Board President Madelyn Litz, far right. Beside Litz is Anne Krieg, Bridgton’s director of Planning, Economic and Community Development, and beside Mercer is the Mack’s cook. The Mack’s children are in front. The restaurant offers seafood, pizza, burgers and more, serves wine and beer, and takeout is available.

Lions Den, Rtes. 5 & 113. FMI: 935-2911. Wed., June 18 — Camp Husky Summer Rec Program begins, Community Center. Sat., June 21 — Chinese Raffle, doors open 4 p.m., drawings 6 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 935-3446. CASCO Sun., June 15 — Introduction to Code Academy, learn computer code, 11 a.m. to noon, library. FMI: 6274541. Fri., June 20 — Invasive Plant Workshop by Maine Forest Service, 11 a.m. talk, Community Center, followed by outdoor plant identification. FMI: 627-4241. DENMARK Fri., June 13 — Moderate hike to South Doublehead Mountain, Jackson, N.H., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Fri., June 13 — Opening of Denmark Arts Center Gallery w/art by Bridgton artist Maya Kuvaja, 5 to 7 p.m., 50 West Main St. Sat., June 14 — Ice Cream Social, 3 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FMI: 452-2412. Fri.-Sat., June 20-21 — Easy overnight or day hike to Province Pond, Chatham, N.H., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark

RAYMOND Mon., June 16 — Opening of Gathering Space at Raymond Village Church, 10 a.m. to noon. Sat., June 21 — Author Kate Webber on her book, Swan’s Island Chronicles, 6:30 p.m., library. Sat., June 21 — Raymond Village Bazaar, 10 a.m., library. Sat., June 21 — Pot Roast Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Raymond Village church, 27 Main St. Sun., June 22 — Crafters Club, noon to 4 p.m., library. SEBAGO Sat., June 14 — Sebago Historical Society Museum, 347 Convene Rd., open for browsing & research, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 14 — Exploring Letterboxing, interactive presentation, 1 p.m., Sebago Historical Society, 347 Convene Rd. FMI: Jiffy, 3326331. WATERFORD Thur., June 12 — Waterford Historical Society program, “Lake House Memories,” 7 p.m., Old Town House next to Town Beach. Sat., June 14 — Indoor Yard Sale by Waterford Congregational Church, 8 a.m. to noon, Wilkins House, Waterford flat. Tue., June 17 — Public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North

Church of Fryeburg. Sat., June 14 — Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Fryeburg Community Chapel, Fish St. & Rte. 113. Mon., June 16 — SeniorsPlus onsite help, 1 to 4 p.m., library. Sat., June 21 — Portrayal of Molly Ockett by teachernaturalist Carol Foord, 2 p.m., Fryeburg Historical Society, 83 Portland St. FMI: 393-7022. HARRISON Thur.-Sat., June 12-14 — Walk the Labyrinth, 4-7 p.m. Thur. & Fri., 9 a.m. to 2 United Parish Church, Harrison Village. FMI: 583-4840. LOVELL Thur., June 12 — Writers’ Group, 12:30 p.m., library. Thur., June 12 — Broadway concert with Mountain Top Music & Denmark Vocal Cabaret, 8 p.m., Brick Church For The Performing Arts. Thur., June 19 — Maintaining Gardens with Barbara Murphy, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 925-3177. Fri., June 20 — “Fizz, Pop, Boom” show by Mad Science, 10 a.m., start of summer reading program, 9 a.m. to noon, library. Mon., June 23 — Trip by Lovell Rec to Sea Dogs game, reservations, call 925-1440. NAPLES Fri.-Sun., June 13-15 — Maine Blues Festival, over 50 bands/artists, various Naples

meeting, meal & remembrance program to follow, United Methodist Church, Linell St., Rumford. Fri., June 13 — Summer Maine Author Series, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with Joyce Doyle and Julie True Kingsley, Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 6254650. Sat., June 14 — Mega Yard Sale by Sons of American Legion, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rock House Teen Center, Oxford. FMI: 539-2649. Sat., June 14 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club workshop, 1 p.m., Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Rd., So. Paris. Sat., June 14 — “Home & Hearth: 1760-1900,” with Elaine Bradbury, Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram. FMI: 625-4762. Sat., June 14 — Old Fashioned Block Dance, 6 to 10 p.m., parking lot of Hiram Community Center (old VDW Hall). Sun., June 15 — Performance by Finnish folk dance troupe and music ensemble by Finnish-American Society of Maine, 3:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Sun., Mon., June 15, 16 — Open auditions for The Sound of Music, 6 p.m., Arts in Motion Theater, Main St., No. Conway, N.H. Mon., June 16 — Book

Discussion Group, When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine by Monica Wood, 11 a.m. to noon, Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Tue., June 17 — QuickBooks Basic workshop by SCORE (part 2 June 24), 6 to 9 p.m., Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St., Norway. FMI: 743-0499. Thur., June 19 — Program on history of summer camps on Pleasant Lake in Otisfield, 7 p.m., Otisfield Historical Society, Old Town House, 53 Bell Hill Rd., Otisfield. Sat., June 21 — DAV Mobile Service Office, counseling, claim filing help, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tri County Mental Health Services, 1155 Lisbon St., Lewiston. FMI: 6235725. Sat., June 21 — Summer Solstice Farmers’ Market, 4 to 8 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Rte. 26, Gray. FMI: 657-4977. Sat., June 21 — Coke & Mentos guys show their wild experiments, 8 p.m., Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 743-8452. ONGOING WEEKLY DAILY A l c o h o l i c s Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. A l c o h o l i c s Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Free Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park, Denmark. Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-4134. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Knittervention, weekly knitting circle, 10 a.m., North Bridgton Library. All crafters welcome. Gathering Space, 10 a.m. to noon, Raymond Village Church Vestry. Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. Children’s Program, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, every other Monday, 1 to 3 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 6153226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. Drop-ins welcome. FMI: 6254650. Waterford Farmers’ Market, 2 to 5 p.m., Waterford Common. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Sebago Food Pantry, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114,


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second Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m. Coed Adult Basketball, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Waterford Bridge Group, every 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m., library. Adult Volleyball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. 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. TUESDAYS 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 9-11 a.m. & 5-7 p.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FMI: 274-1569. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Classes, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754. Adult Play Group, every other Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 6474476. Sebago Senior 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. Games Seniors Play, cards, board games, cribbage, puzzles, 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday (except Senior Social Day), Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 5832241. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. Wood Carving Group, 7 p.m., Ice Rink behind Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. 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 Well Woman Clinic, by appt., free, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birth House, Bridgton. FMI: 647-5968, ext. 108. Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-4134. Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rte. 5. FMI: 452-2772. Cribbage, 9 a.m. to noon, Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. 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. Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Reading with Holly Dog, 3:30 p.m., Bridgton Library. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town

Hall, Rte. 35. Volleyball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Storytime, 10 a.m., Harrison Library, Harrison Village. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Musical Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. 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., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Mother/Baby Cafe, free newborn care, 3 to 5 p.m., Windham Assembly of God, 1051 Roosevelt Trl., Windham. FMI: 693-4678. Lego Club for Grades K3, 4-5 p.m., Naples Library. Middle School Minecraft Club, 4 to 5 p.m., Naples Library. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-5830. Read to Bear, The Therapy Dog, 4:30 p.m., Naples Library. Community Kettle, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Table Tennis, 5-8 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St., all welcome. Equipment provided free, 7 tables. Bingo, doors open 5:30 p.m., early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 So. High St.,

Bridgton. Ends Aug. 21. 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. AA Meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, Rte. 5. 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 Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-4134. Parents & Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1 to 5 p.m., Rte. 117 headed toward Bridgton. Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Fryeburg/ Lovell VFW Post #6783, Lovell. FMI: 935-2895. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Depot Street. Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind Charlotte Hobbs Library, Lovell. Read to Kendall the Therapy Dog, 2nd Saturday of month, 11 a.m. to noon, Naples Library. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Free Breakfast, 8-9 a.m., Deering United Methodist Church, Main St., So. Paris. Adult Basketball, 6 p.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.

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Brett M. Williams and Rebecca M. Mowatt


Rebecca M. Mowatt of Bridgton and Brett M. Williams of Lisbon Falls were married on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in a ceremony held at the Elks Lodge in Lewiston. Lorraine Bard officiated the ceremony. Rebecca is the daughter of Stephen and Julie Mowatt of Bridgton. Becky is a 2013 graduate of Lake Region High School and is currently attending Central Maine Community College, enrolled in the Medical Assisting program. She is employed as a CNA at Fryeburg Health Care Center. Brett is the son of Glen and Cathy Williams of Lisbon Falls. Brett is a graduate of Lisbon High School and is currently attending Central Maine Community College, enrolled in General Studies. Kayla Grant of Bridgton was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cheyanne Harden of Bridgton, Kimberly Rivet of Harrison and Katelyn Esty of Bridgton. Lia Chase, daughter of Aaron Chase and Kimberly Rivet of Harrison, was the flower girl. Jared Williams of Lisbon Falls was the best man. Ushers were Mitchell Austin of Lisbon Falls, Austin Hern of Lisbon Falls, Andy Nguyen of Lisbon Falls and Adam Mowatt of Bridgton. The reception was held at the Elks Lodge. An extended “thank you” to the Rivet family for their dedication and love for helping with setup and food. After a weekend away in New Hampshire, the couple will reside in Bridgton.

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Meals program seeks summer volunteers

Saint Joseph’s College is seeking volunteers to assist in the distribution of food for the 2014 Summer Meals program, a coordinated effort between the College’s in-house food provider Pearson’s Café, the Maine Hunger Initiative, and Preble Street Resource Center. The Summer Meals program provides nutritious meals to children in the Lake Region. The program runs from June 23 through Aug. 22 at sites in Windham, Sebago, Naples, Harrison, Otisfield and Casco. Volunteers are needed to attend these sites

during the lunch distribution, which lasts for an hour and a half. These volunteer opportunities are open to the entire community. Those with children are allowed to bring them to the volunteer site, to accommodate their schedules. High school students are also encouraged to volunteer, an opportunity that may earn them credits from their schools. Saint Joseph’s College first partnered with Maine Hunger Initiative and Preble Street Resource Center on the Summer Meals initiative four years ago. Last summer,

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Air Force Airman Nicholas W. Hodgkin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who comNicholas Hodgkin plete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Nicholas is the son of Denise and stepson of Anthony Perkins of New Gloucester and Eric Hodgkin of Bridgton; brother of Derek S. Hodgkin of Raymond; grandson of Ann B. Paulin of Augusta and Linda Duarte of Windham; and nephew of Louise Paulin of Windham. He is a 2013 graduate of Windham High School.

Invasive plants workshop in Casco (Continued from Page B) woods. The roots are notoriously tough. A patch of bittersweet can seed whole neighborhoods. Over time, we could see a landscape of vines instead of pines. To have a choice, attend

this workshop, sponsored by the Casco Conservation Committee and the Otisfield Conservation Committee. Open to all, free of charge. For more information, contact Nadia Hermos, 6274241.

members from the College supplied nine sites with meals, resulting in approximately 6,000 meals being served to children in the Lake Region. “Saint Joseph’s has always been about reaching out to the community,” says Stuart Leckie, the general manager of Pearson’s Café. “Part of the mission of the College is helping others, and this program is a perfect fit.” Community members wishing to volunteer for the 2014 Summer Meals program are encouraged to e-mail or call 893-6693 for further information and to register.

Driver safety WINDHAM — The allnew AARP Smart Driver course for drivers age 50 and older will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Windham Public Library, on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Advance registration no later than June 23 is requested. Class size is limited and registrations are accepted first-come, first served. To register, phone John Hammon, volunteer instructor, at 6554943. The registration fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others.AARP Driver Safety is introducing its new Smart Driver course as the latest revision of the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for experienced and mature drivers. Class participants learn about defensive driving techniques, safe driving strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road. Maine drivers 55 years of age and older are entitled to discounts on their insurance premiums for three years after completing this course. More information may be found on the Internet at DriverSafetyME.weebly. com

SCULPTING METAL — This metal sculpture by Lauren Head is one of several which will be exhibited at the Bethel Art Fair, in addition to paintings and prints.

Bethel Art Fair expands schedule to two days BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Arts Council (MAC) is excited to announce the expansion of the Bethel Art Fair with a second full day of exhibits, live entertainment and fine fare. The event, honoring artist and educator Lauren Head, will be held on the Bethel Common both Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The weekend of arts will be kicked off Friday, July 4, with the annual MAC evening Art Walk on High Street, the Annual Shy, Novice & Closeted Artists’ Soiree on High Street and fireworks at

dusk at the Bethel Inn Resort. Dozens of artists and fine crafters will be exhibiting their wares and work during the 25th Annual Bethel Art Fair. Expect to be dazzled with fine paintings, lovely handcrafted jewelry, sumptuous fiber arts, magical blown glass, stunning woodcarving and much more. Live entertainment is always the center of attention. All day Saturday, fairgoers will be serenaded by the recordings and live harp music of Conni St. Pierre. On Sunday the bandstand stage will be buzzing all

day, with performances by the Shoestring Theater, troubadour Brad Hooper, the Ukelady Mary Christine Hargreaves, singer-songwriter Doug Alford, Just Us Two guitar duo, dancer Debi Irons and more. The whole weekend is packed full of arts and cultural events in addition to the Bethel Art Fair. The Bethel Art Fair is still accepting applications from artists and food vendors. For an application and guidelines, please visit:

Get your tickets for Annual Lions’ Golf Ball Drop Tickets are now available from Bridgton Lions Club members for their 2014 Annual Golf Ball Drop, to be held on Friday, July 4, at 2 p.m. at The Commons Driving Range, Route 117, Bridgton. Tickets are $5.00 per ball.

A $500 first prize is given to the person holding the number of the ball that ends up falling closest to the hole. The second closest ball wins $250, and there’ll be five third prizes of $50

each. The contest is limited to 500 entrants, and tickets will also be available at the Bridgton Lions Food Wagon at the Bridgton Fireworks on Thursday, July 3. For more information, call 647-5765.


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No LR rally magic, Raiders pull out win Lake Region had plenty of chances to score Tuesday, but left eight players in scoring position and 15 on base. Fryeburg Academy had fewer runners, but made them count. Tenth-ranked Fryeburg broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning as senior Sydney Charles knocked a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Amanda Gillette, who had singled to lead the Raiders to a 4-2 victory in a Class B West preliminary softball game in Naples. Fryeburg added an insurance run as Makenzie Buzzell also singled to start the fifth, and later scored on a Makaela Cooper ground ball out.

It proved to be a game full of missed opportunities for the seventh-ranked Lakers (9-8). After Fryeburg took a 1-0 lead in the first as Charles doubled deep to left and later scored on an outfield error, the Lakers left runners on second and third in the bottom half of the frame as Casey Heath doubled sharply down the line as the ball just hopped over the bag. Courtesy runner Ashley Garrett (in for pitcher Ashley Clark who drew a walk) then stole second. But, a weak infield fly ball and a ground out ended the threat. The Lakers loaded the bases in the second on an error and singles by Brittany

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Innings R H E 002 000 0 2 9 2 Lakers 9-8 Perreault and Heath. Clark then had a ground ball hit off FA pitcher Jeannette White’s glove, but a quick throw by third baseman Kristen Chipman proved to be just in time to end the inning and

save a run. Lake Region finally broke through in the third inning as Allison Morse was hit by a pitch, Jackie Laurent singled and Nicole Marucci walked. With two out, Samantha

Marucci lined a 1-0 pitch up the middle to plate two runs. The lead, however, was short-lived as the Raiders evened the count as a deep fly ball by Lexi L’HeureuxCarland was misplayed and dropped near the fence in centerfield. She then scored on a ground ball out to the right side by Chipman. The Lakers had a chance to strike back in the home half as Nicole Marucci and Perreault each singled, but were left on base as two fly ball outs caused the rally attempt to fizzle. Fryeburg had a chance to grab an insurance run in the seventh as Kylie Locke hammered a one hopper

off the leftfield fence for a lead-off double. But, LR pitcher Ashley Clark kept the Raiders from scoring by inducing two fly ball outs and an infield out. LR catcher Allison Morse, who sprained her ankle midway through the game, made a diving catch of a fouled bunt attempt for the first out. “Allison is a tough kid who plays with a lot of heart. She refused to let me take her out of the game at any point despite the pain she was in,” LR Coach Wayne Rivet said. “Allison’s play behind the plate has been one of the big reasons we were able to turn things around here.” RAIDERS, Page C

Laker athletes receive their Just Desserts Lake Region High School athletes enjoyed desserts and received well-deserved honors last Thursday night at the annual LR Athletic Boosters’ Athletic Awards. Coaches handed out Varsity Club awards, while all-conference and all-academic selections were recognized. Special recognition was made to senior Tiana-Jo Carter for her achievements on the basketball court and leading the Lakers to their first state title in 39 years, and junior Kate Hall, who recently won four state track and field titles while setting three new records. She is also currently ranked nationally and will soon compete in

New York. Varsity Club Awards Cross-Country: Ben Roy Cross-Country: Audrey Blais Field Hockey: Lucy Fowler Football: Cody Gibbons Golf: Evan Kellough Soccer: Michael Rust Soccer: Elisabeth Waugh Volleyball: Amina Meziani Alpine Skiing: Jeremy Black Alpine Skiing: Samantha Marucci Basketball: Sam Smith Basketball: Tiana-Jo Carter Fall Cheering: Jackie Laurent Winter Cheering: Frances Kimball Ice Hockey: Dakota Russo Indoor Track: Nick Scarlett Indoor Track: Kate Hall Softball: Casey Heath

Dakota Russo Sportsmanship Award

Baseball: Ben Chaine Lacrosse: Drew Shane Lacrosse: Elizabeth Schreiber Tennis: Frances Kimball Track & Field: Kate Hall Track & Field: Nolan Abrams Special Awards Rick Worthley Golf Award: Ben Chaine Sonja Flanigan Award: To the outstanding female athlete, Tiana-Jo Carter. Sonja Flanagin Kenniston was a 1971 LRHS graduate who participated in field hockey, basketball, softball and track. She was never a star, captain or high scorer, but she was always first to practice, last to leave, and always helped with taking care of the equipment. She was always the loudest cheering for all of her teammates. She was a key individual through her leadership skills, bridging the community rivalries into a positive atmosphere. She was the first true “Laker.” After graduation, Sonja returned to Lake Region and did photography for classes and sports teams. Sonja was killed in an automobile accident in the mid 1970s. Steve Gammon Award: To the outstanding male athlete, Cody Gibbons. Steve Gammon was an exceptional scholar-athlete and a member of the Class of 1972. He was a two-sport athlete, competing in football and basketball. Steve was tragically killed. This award is given in his honor for his dedication and love for the game. Carol Youker Ski Award: Brendon Harmon. Carol Youker was a member of the LRHS Class of 1970. She was a skier with grace, speed, precision, daring, but most of all, had a love for the sport. Carol grew up skiing, experiencing the sport first from a backpack on the back of her father, who was the Bridgton Academy Outing Club director. Once DESSERTS, Page C

OUTSTANDING ATHLETES — Tiana-Jo Carter (left) received the Sonja Flanigan Award and Cody Gibbons received the Steve Gammon Award as Lake Region’s outstanding female and male athletes. (Rivet Photos)

LIFT OFF — Lake Region junior Kate Hall catches air during long jump competition at the Western Maine Championships at home last week. This past Saturday, Hall won the Class B state title in record fashion. (Rivet Photo)

Hall wins four state crowns, sets 3 records Kate Hall left many track athletes across the state in absolute “awe” Saturday as the Lake Region junior won four state titles and set three new records as the Class B state track & field championships held in Brewer. Kate broke her state record in the 100 meters in the trials (11.81) and narrowly missed that time in the finals (11.83). She won the event.  She broke her state record while winning the long jump (19 feet, 0.5 inches).  Kate also won the triple jump (36-feet 5.5inches) and the 200 meters.  “She smashed the state record in the 200 meters by one second, running an astounding 24.36 seconds,” LR Coach Mark Snow reported. “As the track announcer said ‘records in this event are broken by tenths and hundredths, not seconds.’ It is the fastest that a Maine schoolgirl has ever run 200 meters. I feel that it was the biggest ‘jaw dropping’ performance of the day, and there were many outstanding performances.” Other LR notables: Marcus Devoe’s long jump of 17-feet 1.5-inches was good for 20th place. Marcus also high jumped 5-feet 8-inches for a personal record, 13th place overall, and had three great attempts at 5-feet-10.  A jump of 5-feet-10 would have earned him a medal. Dakota Stover high jumped 5-feet 6inches and finished in a tie for 15th. The LR girls 4x400m relay team of Addie Blais, Hannah Stewart, Alizah Thayer and Audrey Blais finished in 4:48.30, good for 18th place.  Hannah set a PR for her split. Audrey Blais was seeded 20th in the 1600 meters, but finished 14th will a huge PR (8 seconds). Her new PR is 5:45.48. She then ran a fabulous 800 meters. Seeded 11th, she battled to the end with a furious kick to finish 8th. Medals are awarded to the top seven finishers, so she was slightly disappointed, Coach Snow said.  She did set a PR in the race (by almost one sec-

ond). “The 800 meters  was after that great 1600 meters, so in perspective, getting two PRs at the biggest meet of the year is an awesome achievement,” Coach Snow added. Stearns one of the quickest BREWER — The Class B state track & field meet last Saturday in Brewer proved to be a good one for Fryeburg Academy. The FA girls placed 13th out of 28 teams, while the Raider boys came home with an eighth-place finish. Forest Stearns collected two secondplace finishes in the 200 meters and the 400 meters. Forest now moves on to New Englands being held this Saturday in Massachusetts. Also picking up a second place finish was Andrew Lyman in the Shot Put. “Andrew had a fantastic season, winning the WMC title and was high on the podium at States,” Coach Kevin McDonald said. Other podium finishes included Eric Hannes in the 800 and the mile; Patrick Carty in the two mile, the 4x800 relay and the 4x400 relay. “A great day for the Raider boys. We lose a lot of talent and next year will look for the younger athletes to step in and fill the holes,” Coach McDonald added. On the girls’ side, FA had podium finishes by Elizabeth Grzyb in the javelin, Bailey Friedman in the shot put and Anna Lastra in both the mile and two-mile. “We look for a very bright future on the girls’ side as the under classmen are a very talented group,” the coach said. “A year from now, we could have multiple state champions.” Girls’ Results Standings: Waterville first with 108.25 points; Lake Region fourth with 40; Fryeburg Academy 13th with 19 points; 26 STATE MEET, Page C

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Laker athletes dished out their Just Desserts (Continued from Page C) she took her first steps, Carol quickly advanced to skiing on her own. She skied for the Bridgton High School girls’ ski team and was on the first Lake Region H.S. ski team in 1970. Carol was a ski instructor at Pleasant Mountain before attending and graduating from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., with a degree in outdoor recreation. She returned to New England after graduation and taught skiing in Maine and New Hampshire. Carol died in a car accident in New Hampshire in 1977. This memorial award was established to remember Carol’s skill and love for skiing, but also as much for her happy nature and likeable personality. She was enthusiastic, full of life and fun to be around. The award goes to someone who demonstrates all of these qualities. Varsity Club President’s Aw a r d : Miranda Chadbourne, president; Lucy Fowler, Tiana-Jo Carter and Sarah Hancock, vice presidents LR Boosters’ Sportsmanship Award: Dakota Russo and Casey Heath Principal’s Award (93 and above average, captain of a team and all-conference selection): Casey Heath, Frances Kimball, Courtney Yates, Lucy Fowler and Jacqueline Laurent. Coach of the Year: Wayne Rivet, softball Fall All-Academic Football: Zach Tidd, Erik Christensen

Soccer: Jacob Hammond Volleyball: Amina Meziani, Danielle LaPointe Soccer: Elizabeth Waugh Cheering: Frances Kimball, Jacqueline Laurent Field Hockey: Miranda Chadbourne, Casey Heath, Elizabeth Schreiber, Samantha Marucci, Nicole Marucci, Courtney Yates, Lucy Fowler Cross-Country: Ben Roy Winter All-Academic Cheering: Frances Kimball, Jacqueline Laurent Alpine Ski: Taylor Cronin, Samantha Marucci, Nicole Marucci Indoor Track: Casey Heath, Elizabeth Schreiber, Amy Angelone, Ben Roy, Danielle LaPointe Basketball: Miranda Chadbourne, Lucy Fowler Spring All-Academic Softball: Casey Heath, Amy Angelone, Samantha Marucci, Nicole Marucci, Jacqueline Laurent, Kenya Debrule Tennis: Elizabeth Waugh, Zoey Perham, Giselle Wallace, Frances Kimball, Estelle Lohm Lacrosse: Elizabeth Schreiber, Paige Kennison Baseball: Nick Dyer Lacross: Zachary Tidd, Drew Shane Track & Field: Courtney Yates, Benjamin Roy, Danielle LaPointe Cords for athletic participation Single Cords — Successfully completing one sport per year for four years: Arianna Aaskov, Brian Brooks, Tiana-Jo Carter, Kenya DuBrule, Destinee

2014 Principal’s Award honorees

Courtney Yates

Jacqueline Laurent

Durant, Sean Edwards, Briana Gallinari, Brendon Harmon, Cameron Harriman, Taylor Kwaak, Tucker Irish, Mackenzie McHatton, Amina Meziani, MacKenzie Mondville, Drew Shane, Brandon Silvia, Meghan Skarbinski, Drew Spaulding, Zach Tidd, Logan Wears and Jordan Turner. Double Cords — Successfully completing two sports per year for four years: Nolan Abrams, Amy Angelone, Jeremy Black, Miranda Chadbourne, Lucy Fowler, Cody Gibbons,

Casey Heath, RJ Legere, Dakota Russo, Sam Smith, Kacie Tripp and Elisabeth Waugh. Triple Cord — Successfully completing three sports per year for four years: Ben Chaine, Frances Kimball, Danielle LaPointe, Jacqueline Laurent, Nicole Marucci, Samantha Marucci, Ben Roy, Elizabeth Schreiber and Courtney Yates. Exchange Students receiving cords were: Clara Joehnik, Estelle Lohm, Sara Megaard, Florian Ziegler and Danitza Reveco.

Lucy Fowler

Frances Kimball

Casey Heath Principal’s Award & Sportsmanship Award

Raiders end LR’s magic ride

Ben Chaine Rick Worthley Memorial Golf Award

Brendon Harmon Carol Youker Ski Award

Track & Field State Meet results (Continued from Page C) 200 Meters GRE, 5:03.82 2:17.71 1. Kate Hall, LR, 24.36 4. Anna Lastra, FA, 8. Audrey Blais, LR, schools competing. (state record; broke the mark 5:27.07 2:30.82 100 Meters 14. Audrey Blais, LR, 3200 Meters 1. Kate Hall, LR, 11.83 set by Lisa Kent in 1983 at 5:45.48 1. Kirstin Sandreuter, (state record; Hall held the 25.2) 1600 Meters 800 Meters GRE, 11:31.71 previous mark in 2013 at 1. Kirstin Sandreuter, 1. Aleta Looker, ELLS, 7. Anna Lastra, FA, 12.12) 12:14.55 4X400 Relay 1. York, 4:12.58 10. Fryeburg Academy, 4:36.19 (Skye Collins, Emily McDermith, Juliet Fink, Sarah Welch) 18. Lake Region, 4:48.30 (Addie Blais, Audrey Blais, Hannah Stewart, Alizah Thayer) Long Jump 1. Kate Hall, LR, 1900.50 10. Skye Collins, FA, 147 Triple Jump 1. Kate Hall, LR, 36-5.50 Javelin 1. Savannah SimmonsGrover, M, 109-11 2. Elizabeth Grzyb, FA, 104-2 Shot Put 1. Rachel Bergeron, WVL, 39-4.75 3. Bailey Friedman, FA, 34-6 Boys’ Results Standings: Waterville was first with 92.5 points; DAKOTA STOVER, a freshman at Lake Region, tied for 15th in the high jump at the Fryeburg Academy was Class B State Track & Field championships held in Brewer. He is pictured here during eighth with 35 points; 21 WMC finals at LRHS. (Rivet Photo) STATE MEET, Page C

(Continued from Page C) LR made a run at the Raiders in the seventh as Destinee Durant singled with one out and Perreault walked. Samantha Marucci connected and flared the ball out toward leftfield, but FA senior shortstop Sydney Charles made a fantastic over-the-shoulder catch to end the game and send the Raiders to the quarterfinals. “We gave ourselves every opportunity to win this game, but came up short. Some mistakes really came back to hurt us, but like we have done all season, the girls battled all day and never gave up right up until the final out. I am very, very proud of their tenacity and told them they should be very proud of what they accomplished this year,” Coach Rivet said. “Maybe what I am most proud of is, when things got a little testy, they kept their composure and showed good sportsmanship. As a wise coach impressed upon me for several years, it’s all about playing the game the right way. These girls certainly did that.” The Raiders (8-9) travel today, Thursday, to play secondranked Lincoln Academy (14-2). The winner gets the victor of the Wells-Gray-New Gloucester match-up. Pitchers’ lines LR, Ashley Clark allowed just four hits, one walk and struck out seven. FA, Jeannette White allowed nine hits, six walks, hit two batsmen and struck out one. Honorary Laker Senior Elisabeth Waugh sang the “National Anthem.” Tip of the hat The Lady Lakers and the coaching staff give the SAD 61 grounds crew a big “thank you” for preparing the field for Tuesday’s playoff game. Special thanks to Darryl Fernald, who carefully trimmed tall grass away from the outfield temporary fencing.

Travel soccer

Lake Region Soccer Club Fall Travel Soccer registration days will be this Friday, June 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Songo Locks School Field and Thursday, June 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. Players must be 7 years old by Aug. 1, 2014. The program is looking to fill out spots on both boys’ and girls’ teams, ages 7 to 11 year olds on August 1, 2014. There are also openings for boys age 12 on Aug. 1, 2014. Assistant coaches and team managers are needed. For more information, contact Robin Leavitt at 653-6614 or e-mail

Superhero dash

HARRISON — Superheroes will be making mad dashes in Harrison on July 9. A new “Superhero Half-Mile Dash” will be held the same night as Harrison Parks and Recreation Department’s 12th Annual 5K Run By The Lake. The “Dash” will be at 5 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office (20 Front Street) for children DASH, Page C

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June 12, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page C

Track & Field State Meet results (Continued from Page C) 800 Meters 1. Marcus Riley, BELF, 21-8.25 1. Dan Curts, ELLS, 1:56.41 19. Liuke Yang, FA, 17-1.75 schools competed. 7. Eric Hannes, FA, 2:08.39 20. Marcus Devoe, LR, 17-1.50 4X800 Relay 13. TJ Rose, FA, 2:10.46 Triple Jump 5. Fryeburg Academy, 8:41.32 (TJ 200 Meters 1. Jordhan Levine, WVL, 44-0.25 Rose, Patrick Carty, Liuke Yang, Eric 1. Nicolas Boutin, OT, 22.85 12. Colt Whitten, FA, 36-8 Hannes); won by Ellsworth in 8:20.86 2. Forest Stearns, FA, 22.95 Javelin 1600 Meters 21. Njemile Phillip, FA, 24.46 1. Jack Bouchard, Y, 186-8 1. Dan Curts, ELLS, 4:09.88 (state 3200 Meters 17. Edward Price, FA, 119-10 record) 1. Dan Curts, ELLS, 9:42.51 Discus 7. Eric Hannes, FA, 4:41.41 6. Patrick Carty, FA, 10:35.59 1. Dan Cox, ELLS, 1355-10 13. TJ Rose, FA, 4:47.87 4X400 Relay 9. Edward Price, FA, 119-10 400 Meters 1. MDI, 3:32.83 11. Andrew Lyman, FA, 114-3 1. Harrison Stivers, FRE, 50.70 4. Fryeburg Academy, 3:38.35 Shot Put 2. Forest Stearns, FA, 51.05 (Njemile Phillip, Liuke Yang, Eric 1. Chapin McFarland, MDI, 51300 Meter Hurdles Hannes, Forest Stearns) 10.50 1. Jordhan Levine, WVL, 40.54 Long Jump 2. Andrew Lyman, FA, 44-9.25 14. Liuke Yang, FA, 45.53

Dakota Stover

Courtney Yates

Dakota Stover is just a freshman, but he had a great impact on the Lake Region track & field team this spring. “He was the only male scorer at the conference championships, placing in the high jump and long jump,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said.  “He competed at the state championships in the high jump. Dakota also placed well in his events at the freshmen championship meet.  He is very coachable and welcomes criticism.  We anticipate he will be a main cog in a successful boys team over the next few years.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Dakota is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Stover File Name: Dakota Stover Year in School: Freshman Town: Naples Parents: Mike and Fran Sports you play: Track, football, basketball Q. Best piece of advice you have received? DS. To give 110% every time it’s game time — Mike Stover. Q. Who is your biggest fan? DS. My dad. I think because he gives me most of my advice and tips for my games. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… DS. I have achieved the goal I had set for that particular day. Q. What is your favorite sport? DS. Football because it’s what I’m best at. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… DS. I get nervous a lot, so I would probably change that because being nervous can impact our game in a bad way. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? DS. I think someone who influences you to work harder and push yourself is a good teammate, like Kyle DeSouza. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team?

Courtney Yates has been a member of the Lake Region track & field team for four years, and has run relays and sprints. “She has been one of our best jumpers. This year, she had to restrict herself to primarily throwing events,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. “Courtney approached every practice with enthusiasm, learned her new events quickly, and had decent success in these new events.  She is always smiling and brightens the day of those around her.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Courtney is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Yates File Name: Courtney Yates Year in School: Senior Town: Casco Parents: Teresa Odum and Robert Yates Sports you play: Track & Field, Field Hockey School organizations: Student Council, Varsity Club, Math Team School honors: Principal’s Award, All-State second team for field hockey Q. Best piece of advice you have received? CY. I have been told by many coaches that I need to be able to handle constructive criticism. Q. Who is your biggest fan? CY. My parents are definitely my Number 1 fans because they always make it to every game and show me the most support. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… CY. I hear people say I did well. Usually, if you’re having a good day on the field, people will notice and tell you — that’s when I know. Q. What is your favorite sport? CY. My favorite sport is field hockey because I enjoy it the most and I have always had the best team and coaches. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… CY. I would put more effort into my personal workouts and diets, so that way I’d be in the best shape. Q. What qualities make



1,000 sign up Race Director, Jim Cossey, reports that the 1,000th runner signed up Tuesday for this year’s 4 on the Fourth Road Race in Bridgton. Registration is slightly ahead of registration in 2013, and Cossey projects that all 2,100 race bibs will likely be sold prior to Race Day, so early registration is encouraged. He expects between 570 and 590 campers to register in the last seven to 10 days of June. To register, go to the race website at:

Superhero dash (Continued from Page A) ages 2 to 10! This is a fundraiser race with all proceeds going directly to the different children’s programs that the Parks and Recreation Department offer. The theme: dress as your favorite superhero and be empowered to dash the back streets in downtown Harrison and right thru the finish line! (There is a superhero inside of everyone!) The mission: starting in the Town Office parking lot, line up on their crosswalk; take a left onto Route 35, dashing up the hill toward the church; take a left onto School Street (at the church); stay straight, dashing to the Fire Station (almost to the end of School Street); turn around in their parking lot; dash right back down to the end of School Street; take a right onto Route 35 (at the church); taking your last dash right back down the hill to the Town Office parking lot, crossing through the finish line, right through the crosswalk. BAM — after your completed “mission” — your “hydration device” (water bottle) and your “power-up” (superhero TOUCHING DOWN — Skye Collins of Fryeburg Academy reacts after landing the long jump during the cookie) will appear – WOW! There will be a gathering at the supercenter (Town Office). WMC championships at Lake Region H.S. (Rivet Photo) All superheroes who completed their mission will receive a medal of honor! The fastest superhero in each age group will receive a superhero cape for recognition! There will be more “power-ups” (fruits) to enjoy. Registration: $10 per superhero ($8 for each additional superhero sibling.) Free t-shirts to the first 25 registered superheroes. Registration forms can be found at local stores, Town ED! H Office, on the town’s website:, BEAC EDUC OUS ICE R E R G under “recreation” and then “Superhero/5K.” P R GO “Hobbyist” photographer, Brewster Burns, an OHCHS teacher (Brewster’s Photos), will be dashing around taking photos of all of the fun! His volunteer events are at: www., including last year’s 5K. (Half-Mile Dash will be posted here.) The race is being directed by Miranda Murphy, a senior LONG LAKE LIVING GREAT PRICE!! at OHCHS for her senior project. For more information, BRIDGTON – Beautiful home BRIDGTON – Large ranch-style contact Miranda at (207) 583-6237 or mandywmurphy@ filled with character. Floor-to-ceil- home with many upgrades. Spacious

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Games & sports

This week’s puzzle

Theme: Family Movies ACROSS 1. Move smoothly 6. *What Horton heard (2008) 9. *Lost clownfish (2003) 13. Kind of sentence 14. Reporter’s question 15. Become established 16. Bring upon oneself 17. Long fish 18. Past or present 19. *Sherman’s dad (2014) 21. Swelling, pl. 23. “___ bad!” 24. At the summit of 25. Overall part 28. Pressure unit named after Torricelli 30. *”The ___ ___,” squirrel’s adventure (2014) 35. *Sandler of “Big Daddy” (1999) 37. Nabisco cracker 39. One of excessive propriety 40. ___ Verde National Park 41. *”Flushed Away” underworld (2006) 43. Icelandic epic 44. Pesto ingredient 46. Piercing spot 47. They’re often hidden 48. Chemical cousin 50. Frill around collar 52. Public hanging? 53. Data holder 55. Aggravate 57. *”How to Train Your ____ __” (2010) 60. Lured with a decoy 64. Canine foe 65. Freudian topic

67. Former Belgian Congo 68. Ahead in years 69. Go wrong 70. Spritelike 71. Not guilty, e.g. 72. Hard to escape routine 73. Nathaniels, familiarly DOWN 1. On a golf club 2. Crescent 3. Ancient Peruvian 4. Skeptic’s MO 5. Drill into brain 6. Little Miss Muffet’s meal ingredient 7. Garden cultivator 8. Baby owl 9. Indian Lilac tree 10. Europe’s highest volcano 11. *Piggy’s title 12. Single 15. Work promotion 20. “The _____,” classic rock band 22. Knotts or McLean 24. MoMa’s display 25. *Orphaned after forest fire (1942) 26. Content of cognition, pl. 27. _____ profundo 29. Cambodian currency 31. Not kosher 32. Succeeded kingdom of Judah 33. More eccentric 34. *Beauty’s true love (1991) 36. Cripple 38. Domesticated ox having humped back 42. Fit out again 45. Accounting journal

49. *A story of Blu (2011) 51. *It featured the hit song “Let it Go” (2013) 54. Curl one’s lip 56. Aussie bear 57. *Raggedy Ann is one 58. Boorish 59. Away from port

60. Database command 61. Pick-me-up 62. Buffalo’s lake 63. Hibernation stations 64. Chop off 66. *He was despicable (2010)

Solutions on Page 7C

Dakota Stover (Continued from Page A) DS. I believe I bring good character and work ethic to my team. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? DS. Someone who likes to still have fun while working hard and wants to improve as a team every week.

Freedom of Hills: Mt. Potash Courtney Yates “…I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills: My heart with rapture thrills Like that above.” — Samuel F. Smith, from “My Country, ’Tis of Thee”

By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer There are at least three mountains named Potash in New Hampshire. The one listed in the AMC White Mountain Guide is Mount Potash (2,664 feet) located south of the Kancamagus Highway in the Sandwich Range, nestled in between Mounts Mount Passaconaway from the SE ledges on Hedgehog, Passaconaway and Tripyramid. This is a Mount Potash. (Photo by Karl Searl, Live Free and Hike NH) moderate climb, a little over

two miles to the summit with 1,450 feet of elevation gain, with fine views from a southeastern ledge overlook and from the nearly open ledgy summit (in good weather). Potash South (2,760 feet) is a second summit just south of Mount Potash on the same ridge. This second summit is listed in does not have a trail to it, and is not described in the AMC trail guide. A third peak is Potash Knob (2,684) located near the Lincoln side of the Kanc, just south of Whaleback Mountain. This peak used to be mentioned in the old AMC guides as POTASH, Page C

(Continued from Page A) for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? A good teammate needs to be loyal to their team because there are other people counting on them. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? CY. I believe I am a hard worker and I try to let that attitude rub off on my teammates. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? CY. A coach won’t give up and they’ll give their team their all. They’ll pick us up when we’re down and push us to be our best.

Benefit walk

The 5th Annual 2-Mile Walk to honor those who are suffering with cancer, going through it, or a survivor of it and to benefit On Eagle’s Wings (a wellness center in Bridgton) will be held on Saturday, June 28 at 9 a.m., rain or shine. WALK, Page C

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Chelsea S. Nee of Naples was one of 84 seniors who graduated from Montserrat College of Art during commencement on May 16 at the Dane Street Church in Beverly, Mass. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Photography. Chelsea is the daughter of Chelsea Nee of Naples Veronica Nee of Naples, and is a 2010 graduate of Lake Region High School. Caroline Elizabeth Blake of Raymond, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2014, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in Government and Legal Studies and a minor in Spanish. Morgan D. Brown, son of Amy and Lawrence Brown of Casco, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. Morgan is a Junior Spanish major. Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4 at the end of a semester are recognized for their scholarship by inclusion on the Dean’s List. Morgan graduated from Lake Region High School. Alexandria Austring of Casco was among those honored on the Lewis University (Romeoville, Ill.) Dean’s List for spring semester 2014. Alexandria is studying Political Science at Lewis University. To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0. Marybeth Noonan of Raymond was named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Lyndon State College (Vt.). For inclusion on the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits with no incomplete or failing grades and a minimum grade-point average of 3.50. Marybeth is a freshman majoring in Electronic Journalism Arts. Nicholas Peter Quasnitschka of Bridgton has been recognized on the Dean’s List at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. for the spring 2014 semester. Timothy R. Morris of Raymond, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours. Dalton Hunter Lorenz of Raymond, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, was named a Presidential Scholar for the spring 2014 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. Andrew Churchill, son of Donna and Timothy Churchill of Harrison, graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Spanish at the college’s 107th commencement exercises held on the college campus May 11. The Commencement speaker was internationally known deep-sea explorer and oceans champion Sylvia Earle, who ultimately struck an optimistic note in her message to 2014 graduates about their power to offer hope and take actions that might preserve our planet for future generations. Ashley Ann Wissmann of Lovell, a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, will be majoring in mechanical engineering, at Clarkson University as a member of the Class of 2018. Desmond Horowitz of Casco, Maine, a graduate of Hebron Academy, will be majoring in biology, at Clarkson University as a member of the Class of 2018. Mckayla P. Eskilson of Raymond and Kathryn J. Merrill of Naples have been named to Stonehill College’s spring semester Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered. Kayleigh Lepage of North Bridgton, a freshman field hockey player, has been named to the Stonehill College (Easton, Mass.) Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the spring 2014 semester. A total of 198 student-athletes representing each of Stonehill’s 20 intercollegiate athletic programs were recognized for earning a semester grade point average of 3.20 or better.

Poland Spring awards $5,000 HOLLIS — In keeping with its commitment to invest in Maine people, Poland Spring Water Company recently awarded 23 Good Science Scholarships to Maine high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in science, engineering or the environment. Each scholarship of $1,000 is meant to support the students as they continue on to the next stage of their academic career. Scholarships were given to five members of Fryeburg Academy’s Class of 2014: Chelsea Abraham, Dacota Griffin, Hunter Griffin, Laura Monegro and Anna Williams. “Congratulations to these students for their outstanding academic achievements. Poland Spring is proud to invest in them and help educate Maine’s next generation of leaders in the fields of science, engineering and the environment,” said Mark Dubois, Natural Resource Manager for Poland Spring. Respect and responsibility for the environment is at the core of Poland Spring’s business, and a value the company works to pass on to the next generation of Maine stewards. To that end, in 2007 Poland Spring established the Good Science Scholarship program and has since awarded more than $140,000 to Maine high school seniors. Scholarship winners and

FA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS — Fryeburg Academy Good Science Scholarship Recipients, Laura Monegro (left) and Chelsea Abraham pose with Poland Spring Natural Resource Manager, Mark Dubois and Hollis Factory Manager, Glenda O’Brien. their families from Fryeburg Academy and Bonny Eagle High School attended a celebration at the Hollis Bottling Facility on Monday, June 9. The evening’s festivities included a guided tour of the bottling factory, awards ceremony, a catered dinner and an opportunity to meet staff and management. Since 1845, Poland Spring has invested in Maine and created good jobs using an abundant, renewable resource.

Today, Poland Spring operates three bottling plants in Poland Spring, Hollis and Kingfield. The Kingfield facility, which officially opened in January 2009, represents a $60 million investment and dozens of jobs in rural western Maine. Poland Spring operates additional spring sources in Fryeburg, Poland, Dallas Plantation, Pierce Pond Township, Denmark and St. Albans. Poland Spring: employs

nearly 800 full-time and seasonal workers across Maine; invested over $500 million in capital in Maine since 2000; contributes nearly $39 million to the economy in annual payroll; spends almost $72 million directly with other Maine companies each year; and invested over $5.5 million in community giving since 2000 to support schools, fire and rescue, environmental conservation, and many local and statewide causes.

FUTURE AUTHORS? — Stevens Brook Elementary School students proudly display their fairy tale books. Pictured left to right are Dominc Proctor, Eathan Heath, Wensday Morse, Evelyn Abrams, Robert Stuart and Katie MacDonald.

Aspiring authors show off works Who knows, they could School. become famous authors in the A book presentation took future and had their start right place on May 30, a concluat Stevens Brook Elementary sion to a 23-week program (one day a week from Oct. 16 to April 30) that was offered at Stevens Brook Elementary School. This after-school program was entitled, “Children’s Fairy Tales.” Five students received their books at this gathering. Students began their projects by reading several, different versions of traditional fairy tales including The Three Little Pigs. After reading many stories, they wrote their own version of a fairy tale and then created the corresponding illustrations. They learned how to download and import their BOOK SIGNING — Robert Stuart signs his version of “4 Little Kittens.” SIGNING, Page C


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Roy Andrews: Distinguished Alumni Award

BIG CELEBRATION — The Fryeburg Academy Class of 1964 waves and celebrates their 50th reunion. Pictured are: front row (left to right) Elaine Hicks, Jim Lawson, Margaret Hatch Eastman, Norm Bolduc, Barbara Libby Altbaum, Debbie Denison Schock, Cynthia Rankin, Royce Rankin, Sandy Pendexter, Ann Hatch, Joyce Fox Kennett, Peter Eastman, Pat Taylor Knotts, John Pendexter, Jodi Pendexter, Alison Preble Wilson, Kay Griffin Cossette, David Hicks, Arnold Pendexter, Bob Hatch, Fred Locke and Jim Oliver; back row, Carl Perry, Susan Locke and Jim Wilfong. About 400 people were in attendance for Reunion Weekend events beginning Friday night and ending Sunday morning. (Photos by Rachel Damon/FA) 

This year’s Fryeburg Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award goes to Roy Andrews from the Class of 1956. Roy was born at home in Stow, in 1938 and grew up on Riverside Farms in North Fryeburg, the son of Phil and Eleanor Andrews.  He had two brothers, the late Gordon Andrews and the late Richard Andrews, both FA Class of 1954; and one sister, Patricia Andrews Hoffman, FA Class of 1957.  In 1957, Roy entered the military, serving in the Honor Guard Company stationed at Fort Myer, Va. He returned to the family farm in 1959. Riverside Farms was recognized several times for its excellence in dairy farming during the 50s and 60s.  In the early 70s, Roy became actively involved with Fryeburg Fair, beginning a long history as part of the Fair’s leadership. He became the Buildings & Grounds Superintendent, then General Superintendent. He was named a trustee at Fryeburg Fair in 1983 and has been the President of the Fair since 2006. Under his leadership, the 163-year-old Fryeburg Fair continues to be one of the premiere agricultural Fairs in the country. Visitors come from all over the world.  Roy’s community work reflects his interests and great commitment to farming, agriculture, conservation, history and education. He is known for his dedication to the town of Fryeburg. As well as his role at Fryeburg Fair, Roy serves on the Fryeburg Town Conservation Committee; the Saco River Recreation Council and the Pine Grove Cemetary Committee. He is a member and director of Fryeburg Fish & Game and a trustee at Fryeburg Academy. He has served on the Academy’s Headmaster’s Council, as well as the Phoenix Project Committee for rebuilding the gym and performing arts center after the 2005 fire. One of the first phone calls Headmaster Dan Lee received after fire destroyed the Gibson Gym was from Roy offering the Academy full use of Fryeburg Fairgrounds for all athletic needs.  Roy lives in Fryeburg with his wife, Duddie GrausteinAndrews. He has two sons, John Andrews and David Andrews and wife, Jean; three stepsons, Steve Graustein and wife, Bethanne, Kent Graustein and wife, Stacy, and Scott Graustein and wife, Crystal; and 11 grandchildren. 

GIBSON MEDAL WINNER Catherine Riddle, ’85, receives a corsage at Reunion from best friend, Karen Libby Bacchiocchi. AT THE REUNION, Kay Fox Legare and Sheila Burnell Tibbetts, Class of 1979.

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Local dog trainer earns elite national certification

Camp Sunshine top nonprofit CASCO — Camp Sunshine has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Camp Sunshine (www. is a oneof-a-kind national retreat in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. “We are excited to be one

of the first nonprofit organizations nationwide to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit,” said Anna Gould, founder of Camp Sunshine. “We are proud that this award comes as we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year. The award is meaningful to us as it is based on the personal experiences of our families, volunteers and supporters. It’s both gratifying and humbling to read their

LION AWARDS — Sunday afternoon, the Sebago Lions Club held their year-end banquet at the Naples Golf Course clubhouse. Lions President Ben Bowditch awarded Lion Ted Davis (top) an appreciation award and Robert Fitch (bottom) with a community service award. Also Lion Secretary Tina Libby Hook and Lion Treasurer June Johnson received awards for service. (Photos by June Johnson)

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comments and understand the impact Camp Sunshine has made in their lives.” The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Camp Sunshine received from those who have had direct experience with the organization — reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. Many reviews were posted by people who have been touched by Camp Sunshine and wanted to share their story. For example, a father with a daughter living with a rare disease said their week at Camp Sunshine proved invaluable: “Having a child with a very rare disease makes it hard to find other families who understand what we go through. Being at Camp Sunshine helped us to connect with other families going through our situation and with the specialists that treat her disease. It was such an amazing week in our lives and our daughter really enjoyed being like other kids.” Another parent said Camp Sunshine is a welcome refuge for their sick child and family: “Our son has a life threatening disease, Fanconi anemia. He has already lived through a bone marrow transplant and is highly susceptible to many cancers. Camp Sunshine is a place for families and patients to feel normal and deal with the trauma horrific medical conditions can bring.” A mother who volunteers at Camp Sunshine with her daughter wrote about the impact of the experience: “When my daughter and I decided to volunteer at Camp Sunshine the first time, we knew it was going to be an amazing experience. NEVER in our wildest dreams did we think it would be as incredible as it is. Camp Sunshine is in our hearts forever and has become one of the best parts of our lives.” While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Camp Sunshine was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, Camp Sunshine will be included in GreatNonprofits’ #GivingTuesday Guide — an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. The guide will be released later this year. “Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “People with direct experience with Camp Sunshine have voted that the organization is making a real difference.” Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence in the credibility of a nonprofit organization, she said, as the reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-theground results. Camp Sunshine operates year-round on the shores of beautiful Sebago Lake and provides weeklong respites at no charge to children with lifethreatening illnesses and their families. Camp Sunshine relies on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to carry out its mission.

HELPING HANDS HELPS SHELTER — On Wednesday, June 4, students of Helping Hands Club of the Pequawket Kids Association’s After School Program at the Brownfield-Denmark Elementary School presented a donation to Joan McBurnie for the animals at Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Club members made cat toys and baked dog treats and, thanks to the donation of three bolts of fleece from Tim and Cathy Brown of Swift River Wood Products in Chocorua, they were able to make 30 fleece blankets. Pictured from left to right: Dylan Gilpatric, Joan McBurnie, Acadia Brackett, Izabelle Harris, Devin and Mackenzie Gilpatric, Faith Timberlake-Alves, Luke Staires, Isabel Cavicchi and Hazel Bryant-Burdett. Not pictured, but who also contributed to creating the donation were Tyler Dekutoski, Madison Griffin, Hannah Hatch, Leon Toothaker and Madeline Twombly-Wiser.

Walk the labyrinth HARRISON — A labyrinth will be available for walking at United Parish Church in Harrison from Thursday through Saturday, June 12-14. The labyrinth, copied from the design in Chartres Cathedral in France, has a single path that leads to the center. Walking the labyrinth is a centuries-old spiritual practice, with the walker praying or meditating during the walk. The copy is borrowed from First Parish Church

in Brunswick. It is painted onto canvas, which will be laid out on the floor of the church vestry. Hours for the labyrinth will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There is no fee for walking the labyrinth. United Parish is a United Church of Christ congregation, located in Harrison Village on Route 117, across from Crystal Lake Park. For more information, please call the church at 583-4840.

ONE PATH — The pattern of the labyrinth shows one path, beginning at the bottom and ending in the center.

(Continued from Page C) 583-2970 if you would like to participate in the discussions. The vote for the award will occur between Sept. 1 and Sept. 15. Readers can vote at the library, certain book stores or online at Books reviewed by the Maine Readers’ Choice Award Committee came from recommendations from librarians, patrons and booksellers throughout the state of Maine. The initial list was pared down through a blind voting process by committee members. Many of the titles selected have appeared on a wide variety of “best” books lists this year as well. In order to be considered, the books must have been published in the United States in the pre-

vious year, appeal to a wide audience, and be judged by the committee to be notable works of exceptional quality. Revised editions, updates of previously published works, series or trilogies are not eligible for consideration. The Maine Readers’ Choice Award was officially established in 2013 by the

Maine State Library and the Maine Library Association with the aim of increasing awareness and reading of adult literary fiction. For more information, contact Harrison Village Library at 583-2970, or visit the Maine Readers’ Choice Award website at

HARRISON — Bocce is back in Harrison! Recent results: Week 1 Searles 2, Henry’s 2 Mentus 4, Aces 0 Caswell 3, Long Lake 3 Worster’s, Ruby’s postponed Week 2 Mentus 3, Long Lake 3 Worster’s 4, Caswell 2 Aces 3, Henry’s 3

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Village Library to host stampin’ session

RAYMOND — The Raymond Village Library will be hosting a Stampin’ Up! party on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Come and stamp a few projects using new stamps and accessories found in the 2014–2015 catalog. You will get to see some of the new stamps and accessories in person and see some samples. Get tickets for attending, bringing a friend, booking a party, and many other ways. We will make two of each item — one you will take home and one will stay with the library to be sold to benefit the library! If you are not really a card maker or stamper, but would still like to come, Sally will be making a Wish List for the library, from which you can choose something to order for the library to use to make items to sell and benefit the library! Also, all hostess benefits will be used by the library to obtain items. Please come and enjoy yourself and help out the library. Any questions, please call the library at 655-4283 or e-mail Sally at sally. or Bridget @

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NAPLES — Sandra Pond, a resident of Naples, recently graduated with distinction from Karen Pryor Academy and has been named a Certified Training Partner. Sandra is committed to force-free training techniques that make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. Classic Paws, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that specializes in training and placement of therapy and service dogs. Classic Paws also offers a Puppy Socialization Class. This is a great way to get your new puppy started on the right “paw” with fun and learning combined. Home/individual training and basic dog manners/skills also available. “Let us help you establish a positive and respectful relationship with your dog,” she said.

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Sports & area news Bridgton Literary Taskforce meetings Future Bridgton Literary Taskforce meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Bridgton Community Center in Room 2. Social time with light refreshments will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Meetings scheduled: July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. For more information, call 939-7989.

Readers needed to vote on fiction

HARRISON — Harrison Village Library is seeking readers to participate in a statewide effort to name the 2014 Maine Readers’ Choice Award for literary fiction. Four recent titles are up for consideration in a vote that will be held in September, including: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown and Company); Benediction by Kent Haruf (Vintage); The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (Harper Perennial); and TransAtlantic by Colum McCann (Random House.) The works were selected by the Maine Readers’ Choice Award Committee as the top candidates from an initial field of over 140 works of fiction. The winner of the 2014 Readers’ Choice Award will be determined by readers throughout (Photo by JoAnne Murphy) Maine. “We want readers to add these items to their summer reading lists and offer feedback in September,” said Kathleen Kramer, director of the Harrison Village Library and a member of the Award Committee. “To help provide perspective on the books, Harrison Village Library will offer a book club to read and discuss each finalist, and we have enlisted the help of Dr. Michael Bachem, who will serve as the discussion facilitator. Michael is a professor emeritus of humanities, and is well known to many of our library patrons from his work facilitating the ‘Let’s Talk About It’ book discussions we have held in the past.” The Book Club will meet June 28, July 26 and Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at Harrison Village Library. Please contact the library at READERS, Page A

Southeast ledge overlook on Mount Potash on a wet day.

Freedom of Hills: Mt. Potash

(Continued from Page C) part of the trail directions to Osseo Peak, but mention of Potash Knob has been removed from current guides even though the mountain is still very much there. This peak is also listed in and there are apparently no trails to its summit. I was unable to find the legend about how any of these Potash peaks got their name, but can only assume that it came from early settlers making potash in the area. Making potash was a labor intensive but handy cash crop in the late 1700s and early 1800s as settlers cleared the forests. Trees that were felled were converted into lumber for building homes and barns, firewood, and making potash. The traditional way to make potash was to burn hardwood trees to ashes, extract lye from the ashes with water, and then boil the lye in kettles. The solids left after the water evaporated was potash. Hardwood could generate ashes at the rate of 60 to 100 bushels per acre. According to Wikipedia, potash making was a major industry in British North America. For example, in 1790 ashes could be sold in New York State for $3.25 to $6.25 per acre — nearly the same rate as hiring a laborer to clear the same area. Janice Brown, in her estimated that “it took 200 bushels of ashes from the fallen trees to make 100 pounds of potash. Local storekeepers exchanged imported goods for farm crops and other local products, including potash.” The word “potash” is derived from an old Dutch word potaschen, or pot ash. The term potash can refer to a number of different potassium compounds and materials that contain potassium, including potassium hydroxide (caustic potash, or lye) and potassium carbonate (H2CO3). Most everyone has heard of lye soap, a harsh cleaning agent and a staple in colonial days. Potash compounds are also used to bleach textiles, to make gunpowder, glass and fertilizer. Today, potassium is mined around the world and nearly everywhere the practice of reducing hardwood trees into potash has vanished, but the names for at least these three Potash peaks in New Hampshire remain in our vernacular. There are two routes to the summit of Mount Potash. The primary trail starts

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Denmark Mountain Hikers at the summit of Mount Potash. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) at the parking lot off the Kancamagus Highway as the Downes Brook Trail and joins the Mount Potash Trail shortly thereafter. It crosses Downes Brook and continues to the summit. Crossing Downes Brook may be tricky when it is flowing full, or in the winter when not completely frozen. Luckily, there is an alternate route to avoid the brook crossing using a USFS logging road west of the brook. The Mount Potash Trail climbs steadily with much of it over rock slabs and ledges. There is a nice overlook about halfway to the summit with views to the southeast, and the open ledges at the summit provide good views to the south. The Denmark Mountain Hikers found the climb to Mount Potash to be a moderately difficult workout but a good outing. In good weather, there would be rewarding views from the southeast ledge and the ledgy summit, however our hike was in rain and the summit was enshrouded in fog and mist when we were there. We understand from others who have made the hike that the views of Passaconaway and Tripyramid are spectacular. Hike facts Mount Potash is located in Grafton County, Waterville Valley, N.H. Difficulty: Moderate Trail distance to summit: 2.2 miles Hiking time to summit: 1 ½ to 2 hours Elevation: 2,664 feet (USGS) (or 2,700 feet (AMC) or 2,680 feet (WM Trail Map)) Vertical gain: 1,450 feet Coordinates: 43° 58’ 56’’ N 71° 23’ 27’’ W Topographic Map: USGS Mount Tripyramid 7.5-min-

ute quad Directions to the trailhead: From Conway drive west on the Kancamagus Highway for 13.5 miles. The parking area for the trailhead is on the south side of the Kancamagus Highway, just past the Radeke Cabin and opposite the White Mountain National Forest Passaconaway Campground. Trail information: Follow the Downes Brook Trail from the parking lot to the junction with the Mount Potash Trail at 0.3 miles. Cross Downes Brook at 0.1 mile further, and then begin climbing through beech, white birch and maple trees. The hardwoods, ideal for making potash by the way, transition to a magical hemlock forest as the trail climbs over roots and up rock slabs. A ledge overlook is about halfway to the summit with nice views to the southeast. The trail then circles the summit cone on the east side of Mount Potash, approaching the summit over ledges from the south and avoiding steep ledges on the north side of the cone. The USFS logging road provides an alternate to crossing Downes Brook, which can be dangerous in high water conditions. The road’s gated entrance is on the Kanc about 0.6 miles west of the parking lot. There is room to park along the side of the Kanc — do not block the gate. The logging road crosses the Mount Potash Trail – watch for the crossing and turn right to ascend on the trail. Hikers should consult the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) White Mountain Guide for more information on Mount Potash. What to bring: Clothes


suitable to the season (hat, gloves, jacket), rain gear, touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp, cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will provide information on the three Forest Service cabins available for rent in the White Mountains. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.

(Continued from Page A) stories and illustrations into a digital book program. Their story was then published into a hardcover book. The students were presented with their books and shared their stories with their families as part of this book signing. The students will be giving book readings over the summer at a couple of local places. The students who took part in this opportunity were: Katie MacDonald, book is entitled, 3 Little Foxes; Dominic Proctor, book entitled, 3 Little Rerglings; Robert Stuart, book entitled, 4 Little Kittens; Wensday Morse, book entitled, Tommy and the Little Fireman; and Eathan Heath, book entitled, 3 Little Fish and the Big Bad Piranha. This program was funded by a grant written by Deb Howard, SAD 61 assistant superintendent. The purpose was to engage students in learning and to promote literacy and math. Evelyn Abrams led the project.

Benefit walk

(Continued from Page A) Open to everyone (all ages). The walk begins at Highland Lake Beach in Bridgton and proceeds up Highland Road, onto Dugway Road, up to Memory Lane and back. Suggested donation is $5. On Eagle’s Wings ( provides free massage and reflexology sessions to cancer patients. For more information, contact Denise Morin at (207) 5764090 or e-mail

Opinion & Comment

June 12, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page D

Dark Side of the Sun by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

Elect the Dalai Lama!

Probably looking for a mountaintop, my hero the Dalai Lama recently stopped off in Vermont and laughed. This is his job, to travel around the world and laugh at people. With the world in the shape it is, this simple gambit has gained the man a reputation for deep wisdom. His Holiness is the 14th Dalai Lama. When he received the title, he laughed at the Tibetan College of Cardinals, who nevertheless sent out the traditional puff of white smoke. Citing self-defense, the Red Chinese fired back with AK-47s. The Dalai Lama, who escaped, still was able to laugh, and he did so again (in fact, he hadn’t stopped chuckling in between) when he picked up his Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. A pattern had been set: His Holiness will laugh at any committee that tries to give him anything. At Middlebury College, they gave him a round of applause. He just laughed and gave it back. The great man did not guffaw when noting that humanity managed to kill off 200 million of its own in the last century, through war and genocide and general cussedness. Still, it’s clear that he won’t let such niggling faults of homo sapiens spoil his rice and green tea. He knows that nearly everyone everywhere is a grasping, deluded, selfish schmuck — in most Western societies, those who best fit this description are called “successes” — but he remains hopeful that we can ELECT, Page D

For love of a tiny crisis Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist I first noticed the sound while talking to a friend on the phone. She had just moved into a new house and her old dog apparently had never seen a lawn before. “So he just digs up everything,” she said. “That’s too bad. Have you tried tying him up?” (Then, from underneath my recliner, whispering up through the floorboards from the cellar: Click, whirrrrrrrrrr, click). “No, cause he’d probably go nuts and eat the rope.” “Well, how bad is it?” (Click, whirrrrrrrrr, click.) I started my stopwatch. “The holes are so deep! This morning, I looked out and all I saw was his butt sticking up in the air.” (Click, whirrrrrrrrr, click.) I stopped the watch, checked the time. Mindless response and some more idle chatter. (Click, whirrrrrrrrr, click.) Same elapsed time. “Do you think if I got him one of those invisible fences?” Blah, blah, blah… (Click, whirrrrrrrrr, click.) Same time, to the second. “Um, I gotta go…” I opened the door and peered down the stairs into the bowels of my cellar, heard the sound again (my water pump going on), this time accompanied by a faint long hiss. Hissing isn’t unusual for my cellar, a prehistoric, labyrinthine place with low ceilings, punky beams you can hand-drive screwdrivers into,

and creeping full of dankness, standing water, and creatures asyet uncatalogued by zoologists. My children reported seeing clams down there the size of manhole covers, which skittered into black corners when the dangling bulb flickered on. What they were doing down there (the children) is anyone’s guess. Small flashlight between my teeth and wearing rubber boots I picked my way toward the clicking, whirring, clicking, and the (now constant) hissing. The odor of damp. Sticky cobwebs catching in my eyebrows. Wondered what cobs were, anyway. Hissing louder now. Wondered if clams hissed. Supposed that yes they did, especially if they were the size of manhole covers. Discovered the origin of the hiss through shaking teeth and wobbly light and felt instantly relieved, mostly because the crisis did not involve enormous crustaceans. Just a few pinholes in a water pipe. A fine, misting, hissing, puddling, leakiness. Which explained the regular cadence of the on-again-off-again water pump.   Bounded up the stairs full of enthusiasm. “Hey, I’m no plumber, but I so have this!” I said gleefully to my wife, who smirked slightly, knowing. Loving tiny emergencies like this because they make me feel slightly heroic, I raced to the hardware store just before it closed and bought some pipe-fixing stuff (it’s too technical to explain). Then, back to the house dragging cords and lights and lugging tools through the house and down the cellar stairs, clanging occasionally and whistling or singing the entire time, my wife watching with a certain detached amusement, as if I were some nature program about what happens when you give a beaver enough caffeine to launch a dump truck into orbit. Up and down the stairs many times. Boundless enthusiasm dragging a trouble-light. “The leaking will soon be over!” “How nice.” Without boring you with the complexity of the repair, I CRISIS, Page D

Sporting chance

By Mary Moulton Guest Writer I hunted as hard as any man for 30 years when I was younger. As a longtime Maine hunter, I am asking the hunters in the state to join with me in supporting the Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting ballot question in November with a “yes” vote. This broad coalition gathered nearly 80,000 signatures from Maine voters to place a reasonable measure on the ballot that will simply put a stop to several unnecessary, cruel and downright unsporting bear hunting practices. It will allow Maine’s rich bear hunting heritage to endure for perpetuity. Bear hounding, bear baiting and bear trapping are three practices that are completely out of step with Maine hunters’ time-honored principle of fair chase, which holds that the quarry should have a reasonable chance to escape the hunter. At 90 years old, I am looking back and looking forward. Looking back, I fondly remember my days hunting in the Maine wild. Looking forward, I want to ensure that my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren have the same opportunities to experience wildlife in the pristine Maine wild and to embrace fair chase hunting, which won’t be possible without prohibiting the practices of bear hounding, baiting and trapping this November. In all the years I spent hunting in Maine, I came across many bears — in trees, on the ground or even fishing — papa bears, mama bears and even baby bears. Not once did any of them gnash their teeth at me or act aggressive toward me in any way. They ran, faster than I could ever run. Today, houndsmen outfit dogs with high-tech radio collars or GPS devices that transmit signals to computers so they don’t even need to keep up with the chase but remotely can monitor their dogs’ movements. At the end of the chase, which can last for hours, the exhausted bear takes refuge in a tree until the shooter finally arrives to shoot the bear at close range. Bear baiters dump about seven million pounds of human CHANCE, Page D

Letters Fundraiser successful

To the Editor: The Bridgton Firefighter Wives wish to thank all of the community that came out for our bake sale. We greatly appreciate those of you that gave donations, as well as making purchases. Special thanks to Patty and Larry for the use of their lawn, and to Pastor Phil for flyers, posters and sign boards. Extra special thanks to all of our bakers, spouses, families and to our firefighters that helped with the setup and cleanup as well. Again, thanks to all for making our first fundraiser a great success. Hoping to see you all at the rest of our fundraising efforts. Be safe. Bette-Jean Espeaignette Bridgton

Eternal gratitude

To The Editor: On the evening of May 22, 2014, the Bridgton Paris Farmer’s Union store hosted an evening seminar open to the public to “learn about equine assisted therapy for veterans.” The hospitality was warm and welcoming to the four presenters from the Equine Journeys at Ring Farm therapy program, and to all the guests. The food and

beverages were delicious and plentiful. The audience was attentive to the video and the presentations and asked lots of questions. They offered to support the program in creative ways, such as starting an opportunity to “buy a bag of grain” for the horses, that work with the veterans’ program. We are thankful to all those who made this evening possible, including the company management who supported the concept from the inception and promoted advertising the evening, and the wonderful staff at the Bridgton store who added hours to their long (and hard) day to make this opportunity happen. We are all in this for the benefit of the veterans of our military, who deserve our eternal gratitude. We thank Kathy, Jenah, Fred and everyone who helped make this evening event happen. Mario Pascarelli, Vicki Davenport, Bob Carey and Marian Rabe Equine Journeys

The real world

To The Editor: Tom McLaughlin barked up the wrong tree again in his June 5 column, whining that he “can hardly recognize” the America in which he grew up. Welcome to the real world! Most of us old duffers find it hard to recognize the America of our youth because it’s gone. Inevitable evolutionary change is the

FLOCK OF FLAMINGOS — Last week, the back lawn of Bob and Sharlene Spalding on Pleasant Lake in Casco Village fell prey to the first “flocking” of the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ’s Starburst Youth Group. Pastor Joyce Long and her high school-age Starburst Youth Group launched their Flamingo Flock FUN-draiser in an effort to raise money for their 2015 mission trip to Guatemala. For only $15, you can have your friends “flocked.” Imagine their surprise when they wake one morning to find 36 fabulous fuschia flamingos adorning their front (or back) lawn! For more information on how to schedule a flocking, call 627-4282 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Power to the Pink! process by which the universe works. That’s a fundamental fact of life that reactionaries like McLaughlin seem unable to accept. When I was a boy, there were six houses on our road. Today, there are more than 30. The grassy meadow on my father’s farm, where I used to lie on my back and watch the clouds drift by — that’s now an ugly industrial gravel pit where only a fool would want to lie down. Behold, evolutionary change! Barack Obama didn’t cause it, and all the whining in the world won’t stop it. McLaughlin devoted about half of his column to griping that Medicare pays for sex-change surgery and he is “forced to subsidize it” through his taxes. Horrors! What grievous persecution “conservatives” must endure for their beliefs! Again, welcome to the real world, Tom! Man up, old buddy! I’ve spent most of my adult life being forced to subsidize stupid, unnecessary wars that I didn’t support, from Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon’s tragic fiasco in Vietnam to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’s pathetic debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each of those wars left us poorer and weaker than we were before we started them. But unlike right-wingers, I believe in paying my taxes even when I don’t agree with the policies they fund. That’s one difference between patriotism and whiner-ism. It’s fortunate that neither McLaughlin nor I will be alive 150 years from now to see the grim future world

we’re leaving to our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They won’t have the luxury of wailing about taxes and personal moral decisions like sexual morality and transgender surgery. They’ll be too busy trying to keep Miami, New Orleans and Los Angeles above water. Of course, McLaughlin insists that ice caps and glaciers aren’t melting and sea level isn’t rising. “The oceans were supposed to rise and they’re not,” he declared. He might want to inform the engineers of the South Florida Water Management District. Right now they have to run massive pumps about half of the year to force the Miami River to flow into the ocean. Without that pumping, the river backs up and floods the city because water won’t flow uphill and much of the time sea level is higher than river level. This is science, not guesswork. It’s not a “Chicken Little Climate Change Cult,” as McLaughlin says. It’s physics, basic stuff we should have learned in school. Oops! I forgot. He used to teach school. Hmm. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton

No peace in Middle East

To The Editor: After five years, broadcast journalist Barbara Walters revealed that she expected her deity on Earth, President Obama, to be the Messiah. This is not a shocking revelation for Ms. Walters because her cohorts in the mainstream

media will play a significant role to brainwash the world to accept the coming Antichrist as the great man of peace. Against all odds, he, rather than Secretary Kerry, will conclude a Middle East peace treaty giving Israel a respite against all of the hatred toward them. Importantly, the treaty will allow Israel to rebuild their temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Start of construction of the new Jewish temple will start the clock for an important event. While the entire world will be amazed at his diplomatic skill, he will be planning his next move. At the dedication of the temple,

he will declare to the world that he is the Messiah. That will be the start of the Great Tribulation. Clues to the origin of the Antichrist can be obtained from chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Daniel. Three antichrist types in the Old Testament reigned in Babylon: Nimrod, Nebuchadnezzar, and Antiochus Epiphanes. Sadam Hussein has also given Babylon a black mark. Given the proven track record of bad guy creation in Babylon, the final Antichrist will also arise from the surrounding region. Robert A. Dahlquist Orange, Calif. LETTERS, Page D

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor A therapy cap is a limit placed on the amount of outpatient physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and occupational therapy that Medicare will cover in a given year. After you have reached the cap, Medicare may not pay for additional therapy. Although therapy caps apply under original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans are not required to do so. They may, however, apply caps or limits on your therapy benefits. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, contact your plan directly to learn how your plan covers therapy. In 2014, the annual therapy cap is $1,920. Note that physical therapy and speech-language pathology services are combined to meet the therapy cap. Occupational therapy services are counted separately to meet the cap. Medicare can make an exception to the therapy cap and cover therapy you receive beyond the cap if your therapist or doctor tells Medicare that additional therapy is medically necessary. Stan Cohen, a Medicare volunteer counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations by appointment only. Call 647-3116 to arrange for an appointment.


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Two gyms and a stage?

To the Editor: I am amazed that the new C.A. Snow School option includes a second gym and stage. The less expensive way to provide some open space for such activities would be to use collapsible doors between one to three classrooms and move desks etc. aside during physical education that could include more than one grade level at a time, too. Shared group activities such as vocal and instrumental music could also be practiced in the shared space. Plays could be rehearsed in the space made available by pulling the walls apart, too. The existing gym and stage could accommodate athletic competitions and public performances as they have always done. There might be times when more than one grade level can be involved in classroom instruction or presentations by outside groups such as Tin Mountain demonstrations, etc. Sliding doors might provide safer exits in case of fire or other emergencies as well. Why couldn’t the existing office space in the original Molly Ockett Middle School building be expanded/remodeled to accommodate the SAD 72 administrative staff

as well as the principal’s office? A small room near the entrance of the elementary wing could provide a place for a security/greeter person to monitor who comes and goes from the building. Security cameras in key places could also be monitored by that person. If it were possible to have seventh and eighth graders provided for at the Academy, the MOMS building might need a bit of remodeling, but it could be an elementary school for pre-K to sixth graders from Fryeburg at least (perhaps sixth graders from other towns could continue to go there, as well?). I mentioned some of these ideas in a written communication to several SAD 72 school board members and the superintendent back in fall of 2013. I remember suggesting that the Academy might be a good idea for the seventh and eighth grades around the same time in a letter to the editor that might not have been published. When I ran the idea by a friend or two, they doubted that would ever happen. How long has the Sadie F. Adams School in North Fryeburg been standing empty? Why was it never sold or torn down to make way for some other possible use of the land it stands on to this day? Who will be able to afford to repair the C.A. Snow School so it can be used for some other place of business if the state said it is in dangerous condition right


NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE Please take notice that Criterion Development, LLC whose address is PO Box 50, Bridgton, ME 04009, and whose telephone number is 207-6473883, is intending to file a Stormwater Law permit application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the provisions of 38 M.R.S.A. § 420-D on or about June 12, 2014. The application is for a proposed 60-lot Age-Restricted Residential Subdivision on approximately 40 acres of land at 234 South High Street, Bridgton, Maine. A request for a public hearing or a request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the Department in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is accepted for processing. A public hearing may or may not be held at the discretion of the Commissioner or Board of Environmental Protection. Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the processing of the application. The application will be filed for public inspection at the Department of Environmental Protection’s office in Portland during normal working hours. A copy of the application may also be seen at the municipal offices in the Town of Bridgton, Maine. Written public comments may be sent to the regional office in Portland, where the application is filed for public inspection: MDEP, Southern Maine Regional Office, 312 Canco Road, Portland, ME 04103. 1T24 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

STATE OF MAINE Cumberland, ss.





• That because service cannot be made upon the Defendants in the usual manner inasmuch as the whereabouts of the Defendants cannot be ascertained by reasonable diligence, service shall be made upon the Defendants, and all persons claiming by, through and under them, by publishing once a week for three consecutive weeks in The Bridgton News, a newspaper of general circulation in the Town of Bridgton, County of Cumberland and State of Maine, where the action is pending, a copy of this Order attested by the Clerk of the Maine District Court, District Nine, Division of No. Cumberland, Maine; • That the first publication shall be made within twenty (20) days after this Order is granted; • That service by publication is completed on the twenty-first (21) day after the first publication; • That a copy of the published notice shall be mailed to the Defendants at their last known address; • That the Plaintiffs shall file with this Court an affidavit demonstrating that publication has occurred; • That within twenty (20) days after service is completed by the foregoing method, the Defendants shall appear and defend this action by filing an answer with the said Clerk of the Maine District Court, District Nine, Division of No. Cumberland, 3 Chase St., Bridgton, ME 04009 and also by filing a copy of the said answer with the Plaintiffs’ Attorney, Robert L. Kimball of the firm of Robert L. Kimball, Esq., P.A., 19 Main Street, P.O. Box 496, Harrison, ME 04040. IMPORTANT WARNING IF YOU FAIL TO SERVE AN ANSWER WITHIN THE TIME STATED ABOVE, OR IF, AFTER YOU ANSWER, YOU FAIL TO APPEAR AT ANY TIME THE COURT NOTIFIES YOU TO DO SO, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU IN YOUR ABSENCE FOR THE MONEY DAMAGES OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. IF THIS OCCURS, YOUR EMPLOYER MAY BE ORDERED TO PAY PART OF YOUR WAGES TO THE PLAINTIFFS OR YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING BANK ACCOUNTS AND YOUR REAL ESTATE MAY BE TAKEN TO SATISFY THE JUDGMENT. IF YOU INTEND TO OPPOSE THIS LAWSUIT, DO NOT FAIL TO ANSWER WITHIN THE REQUIRED TIME. If you believe that the Plaintiffs are not entitled to all or part of the claim set forth in the Complaint or if you believe you have a claim of your own against the Plaintiffs, you should talk to a lawyer. If you feel you cannot afford to pay a fee to a lawyer, you may ask the clerk of court for information as to places where you may seek legal assistance. DATED at Bridgton, Maine this 28th day of May, 2014.


_____________________________ s/Hon. Peter Darvin Judge, Maine District Court

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: Belinda Becher Clerk, Maine District Court #9 Bridgton, Maine



June 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Casco Community Center The Selectboard will hold a public hearing at the Casco Community Center on June 24, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., to review an application for a catering-only liquor license for Sheila and Merrill Rollins, doing business as Fine Kettle of Fish LLC, located at 50 Marina Road, South Casco, Maine. 2T24 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT



A certain lot or parcel of land situate in the Town of Bridgton, County of Cumberland, State of Maine, being northeasterly of Route 302, so-known, being Lot 1 as shown on a Plan of “S & G Subdivision” prepared for Gregg Seymour and Jeff Gagnon by Bliss & Associates, Inc., dated April 20, 2009, the parcel herein conveyed being more particularly bounded and described as follows:


A Complaint Demanding Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale (Title to Real Estate is Involved) has been commenced by the Plaintiffs, Gordon A. Fuller, Sr. and Celeste E. Fuller, against the Defendants, Vera M. Fortin, Stacey Gain and Robert Chapman, seeking a judgment of foreclosure and sale with regard to a mortgage deed given by the Defendants to the Plaintiffs dated October 1, 2008 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds Book 26378, Page 328, conveying a parcel of land, with the improvements thereon, located in Bridgton, Cumberland County, Maine, more specifically known as 28 Ward Acres, Bridgton, Maine and fully described in said mortgage deed, the description being incorporated herein by reference. Said parcel is further identified on the Town of Bridgton Assessor’s Maps as Map 5, Lot 63. The Court finds that the Plaintiffs have met the requirements of Maine Rule of Civil Procedure 4(g)(1)(A)-(C). Therefore, the Court hereby ORDERS:

Plaintiffs’ Attorney:

To The Editor: Many popular troubadours, including Gene Autry, Willie Nelson and Mike Daley, have warbled the popular tune South of the Border (Down Mexico way). I wasn’t warbling that tune on my recent trip to our Southern Border, especially the second verse: “That’s where I fell in love when the stars above came out to play.” On previous trips — I have been there six times — when the stars “came out to play” I was shivering in a lawn chair silently waiting to hear the footfalls of border jumpers heading our way. On this trip, we did venture “South of the Border,” but only to have lunch, and even that turned into a fiasco. We crossed the border at Presidio, Texas, went through Mexican customs at Ojinaga, Mexico — there was no line,

By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage dated May 18, 2010, granted by Seymour Construction, Inc. (“Mortgagor”) to Evergreen Credit Union (the “Mortgagee”), and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds at Book 27789, Page 215 on May 21, 2010, (the “Mortgage”) of which the Mortgagee is the present holder for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, there will be sold at Public Sale on June 26, 2014, at 10:00 A.M., at 12 Seymour Drive (a/k/a 4 Seymour Drive), Bridgton, Maine, the following real property, to wit:

VERA M. FORTIN STACEY GAIN and ROBERT CHAPMAN of Bridgton, County of Cumberland and State of Maine

Robert L. Kimball ROBERT L. KIMBALL, ESQ., P.A. 19 Main Street, P.O. Box 496 Harrison, Maine 04040 (207) 221-3511

South of the border

no wait and they only asked us one question — but, when we saw a long line of vehicles waiting to come into the United States, we skipped the lunch idea and got into line to return to the United States. It took two-and-a-quarter hours to get through U.S. Customs. What is normally a 30-minute delay turned into a two and a quarter hour episode. The reasons: it was Palm Sunday and the cross border traffic was for observance of that holiday, and they gave us extra scrutiny. They shunted us off through a large x-ray similar to what you see in a car wash that xrayed my whole truck, occupants included. They took our camera and cell phone; an illuminated sign telling us to stop was backed up by a Customs agent with a rifle slung from his shoulder, and a stern look on his face. No explanation, and after 15 minutes, they sent us through, still no explanation. When I got to El Paso, I still wanted to go across the border, but decided to go on foot. I got to the Port of Entry (POE) and there was another long line coming back. When the Customs agent told me there was a three-hour wait, I turned around, got back in my truck, and headed for Arizona. So, if you want to go “South of the Border (Down Mexico way),” there will be no trouble getting into Mexico, but it might be mañana before you get back. I will be making a presentation of my trip very soon, and will keep you posted on the time and place. Bob Casimiro Bridgton LETTERS, Page D

Property Address: 12 Seymour Drive (a/k/a 4 Seymour Drive), Bridgton, Maine Mortgage Recorded: Cumberland County Registry of Deeds Book 27789, Page 215

GORDON A. FULLER, SR. and CELESTE E. FULLER, of Denmark, County of Oxford and State of Maine Plaintiffs

now? Will we see a repeat performance for it like that of the Sadie F. Adams School? Some types of reasoning simply defy description. Whose children will be attending any new school we accept, Governor Paul LePage’s, Maine legislators’ or ours here in SAD 72? Will any of the folks elected to serve us in Augusta be helping us to pay steadily increasing yearly school budgets? This is quite a confusing and complex challenge we are faced with on June 10, 2014. Your vote could never be as important as it will be this year in the foreseeable future. Cindy Alden West Fryeburg

Beginning at a 3/4 inch rebar with cap #1299 set at or near the assumed northeasterly sideline of Route 302, aforesaid, and which 3/4 inch rebar lies 400 feet distant when measured on a course of North 51 degrees 28 minutes 00 seconds West from a 6" by 6" granite highway marker; thence North 38 degrees 32 minutes 00 seconds East and along the Southwesterly sideline of Lot 2 as shown on said plan a distance of 170.55 feet, more or less, to a 3/4 inch rebar with cap #1299 to be set; thence North 63 degrees 23 minutes 46 seconds West and along other land of the said Eric A. O’Connell a distance of 74.22 feet, more or less, to an angle point; thence North 71 degrees 22 minutes 02 seconds West and along other land of the said Eric A. O’Connell as described in a Deed recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 21027, Page 55, a distance of 229.76 feet, more or less, to a 3/4 inch rebar with cap #1299 set; thence on a course of South 38 degrees 32 minutes 00 seconds West and along land now or formerly of the State of Maine a distance of 77.00 feet, more or less, to another 6" by 6" granite highway marker found at or near the assumed Northeasterly sideline of Route #302, aforesaid; thence South 51 degrees 28 minutes 00 seconds East and along said sideline of said road a distance of 288.66 feet, more or less, to the 3/4 inch rebar set and point of beginning. Said parcel containing 36,911 square feet, more or less. Excepting and reserving, however, a right-of-way for all purposes of ingress, egress, and the extension of utilities over and across O’Connell Drive, so-known, as the same appears on said Plan, for the benefit of the owners of Lot #2 as shown on said Plan, said right-of way to be shared with the Grantee, its successors and assigns. Also conveying hereby, an easement in and to the common septic area, as depicted on said Plan, together with concomitant rights to extend and maintain pipeline for the purpose of said septic use. Such use is conditioned upon the shared maintenance of said septic field between the Grantee, its successors and assigns and the owners of Lot 2. Also hereby conveying all rights, easements, privileges and appurtenances belonging to the premises hereinabove described (hereafter the “Premises”). Terms of Sale: a. The Premises will be sold “AS IS WHERE IS” WITHOUT RECOURSE AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, as to the condition of the Premises or the status of title. b. A $5,000.00 deposit (nonrefundable as to the highest bidders) in CASH or CERTIFIED U.S. FUNDS, made payable to King Real Estate (deposited with auctioneer as a qualification to bid), increased to 10% of the purchase price within 5 days of the sale, with the balance due and payable within 30 days from date of public sale. c. Method, order of sale, and bidding increments shall be at the sole discretion of the Mortgagee and its auctioneer. The successful bidder will be required to sign a purchase and sale agreement at the conclusion of the auction in the form provided by the Mortgagee. At the closing, the Mortgagee shall present the successful bidder with a quitclaim deed without covenant thereby releasing the Premises to the successful bidder. d. The Mortgagee reserves the right to adjourn and reconvene the public sale from week to week by giving notice to the registered bidders at the public sale. The Mortgagee further reserves the right to reconvene the public sale at another location in Cumberland County which may be announced at the public sale. e. The Mortgagee, its nominee or assigns, reserves the right to bid at the sale without making the required deposit and, if the Mortgagee, its nominee or assigns is the high bidder, to pay for the property purchased with a credit against the debt owed to the Mortgagee. The Mortgagee also reserves the right to make a junior bid at the completion of the auction proceedings. f. The Mortgagee reserves the right to modify or add to the terms of sale stated herein. The terms and conditions of sale, including any additions to or modifications of the terms set forth above, will be announced at the sale. g. The Mortgagee’s auctioneer is Michael A. Jacobson, 367 US Route One Falmouth, ME 04105, (w) 207-781-2958 x 111, (c) 207-749-0270,, ME Real Estate License #DB110217, ME Auctioneer License #AUC1000. Dated: June 5, 2014 Evergreen Credit Union By Its Duly-Authorized Attorney, /s/ Aaron P. Burns, Esq. Maine Bar No. 8885


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Fate of the planet is in our hands

By Peter Bollen Guest Writer It all came back to me like a vivid dream. The voices, the harsh comments, all the putdowns. I was just “one of those wide-eyed punks.” I was joining in on another lark with all those other “hippies and long hair creeps,” who were taking over Boston Common. (I was clean shaven with short hair as I was in the Naval Reserve at the time). Yes, it all started to come back to me one Sunday morning while walking along Lynn Shore Drive, where I lived, watching the beaches recently declared to be polluted. This particular week, most of the Eastern beaches were off-limits due to reports of bacteria and medical waste dumping. As I walked along on that steamy summer morning, not one soul did I see wading in that one-mile stretch of shoreline. This was the summer of the Greenhouse Effect scare. And about the same time, a large part of the country endured over 30 straight days of above 90-degree heat, which caused record droughts, crop failures and forest fires. I remembered also the constant threat of brownouts due to the overuse of air-conditioning. While staring at the empty beaches that hot August morning, I remembered back to an April morning in Boston. It was 1970 and I was fresh out of the Navy, working at a print shop. My memories of that day included a colorful procession near Boston Common. Flags were waving, emblazoned with the green letter E, which I later learned was the ecology symbol. Signs and posters were carried by people joyously celebrating a consciousness raising event for those concerned with the environment. The message of this original Earth Day celebration was dramatic and clear. Mankind was polluting the land, and there would be major problems in the near future if we didn’t get our act together. The next morning, I was back at work at the print shop, enthusiastically telling my co-workers about my experience on the Common, and I was surprised at their anger and contempt for this “radical protest.” “Those jerks should get a job!” “They’ve got nothing better to do with their lives than act like goons!” “I saw them on the news with those gas masks on. What a bunch of freaks!” I remember arguing that the point of the message was more important than the appearance of the messenger. Mostly, I remember the names I was called just for sympathizing with this issue. Environmentalism was not a mainstream issue back then. It was emerging, however, as a large issue on college campuses. I enrolled as a freshman that fall at North Shore Community College, and among my required courses was Environmental Science. While I attempted to eke out a passing grade, I was struck by the keen awareness of my professor of the various interlocking components that make our planet work. I left his class with more knowledge about the delicate balance of nature and the inherent complexities, which threaten this balance, and I began, for the first time, to really think about the fate of the Earth and what the future may hold. Continuing my walk along Lynn Shore Drive that Sunday morning, I realized that in the two decades between that first Earth Day celebration and that Sunday morning, a great deal has changed. Our ozone layer is severely damaged and global warming is a part of our daily dialogue. Bottled water is no longer a health store specialty and water treatment plants are mandatory in most communities. We are no longer allowed to operate a motor vehicle if it doesn’t pass an emission control test. Recycling our trash is much more than an idealistic concept. Acid rain and clean air have become urgent legislative agenda items. And for what it’s worth, we now had a president who claimed to be an environmentalist. New words and phrases have been introduced into our vocabulary: fossil fuel burning, CFSs, biodegradable, EPA, nuclear waste storage, PCBs and ozone hole, just to name a few. What else has happened between Earth Day 1970 and the present? While the messengers have been shot from time to time, it is apparent that we are living with the consequences of our neglect. Although the education process may be slow, the challenge to survive and maintain the quality of life on this planet into and beyond the 21st century finally concerns us all.



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FIRE DEPARTMENT REVIEW & STRATEGIES REPORT The Town of Bridgton is seeking proposals for the development of the Fire Department Review and strategies report to guide the Town in its ongoing efforts to match resources with current and future fire prevention and suppression needs. Full specifications are available on our website at or at the Bridgton Town Office. Sealed proposals, clearly marked “Fire Department Strategies,” must be received by the Office of the Town Manager no later than Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, at which place and time all proposals shall be opened and read aloud. Eight (8) original hard copies must be supplied by each respondent. The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposal process and will award the contract(s) based upon the relevant experience, qualifications and proposals that meet and are in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton. The Town may also select any alternative proposal that is deemed to be in the best interest of the Town. Prior experience and history will be a factor in awarding the bids. The Town reserves the right to reject all proposals and restart the RFP process. Inquiries should be directed to Mitchell A. Berkowitz, Town Manager at 207-647-8786. 1T24


June 12, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page D

New generation moves in

Last week, I interviewed two new graduates of a west coast college, Gus, sometimes of Harrison, and Daisy from New Mexico. Both emerged with superlative records; both are exploring new futures as beginning teachers. Here follows an abbreviated version of what they had to say. I started by asking what four years ago they hoped to achieve at college and what anxieties weighed upon them? G. “There are two aspects — the academic and the social and maybe the second takes over: new friends, new situations, separation from family and old friends. Then you discover the challenge of intellectual engagement, the attraction of learning new facts and concepts.” D. “At the start I felt I had to rely on myself; I didn’t realize that I could turn to others for help. I started out on a pre-med program, but decided I couldn’t deal with the heavy responsibility that medicine demands. Being on my own, however, meant I was constantly testing myself. It was a big change when I learned I could turn to my friends for help.” H. “What differenc-


Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist es did you find living in California?” G. “The absence of seasons definitely influences character. Every day out there — the same perfect weather, sunny, welcoming. It slows people down. You can’t not be relaxed about life. Once, when I was worried about work due for an 8:30 class, friends came by at 10 p.m. and insisted that I go with them for a swim. We did; I made class. Life went on. D. “Moving from New Mexico wasn’t a big shift for me. Each coast deals with different anxieties, but they aren’t radically different. Driving across country, however, you see what an immense place and how richly diverse our nation is. It does make you feel patriotic.” H. “And the orientation of the students — for the most part left, right or indif-


ferent?” G. & D. “The dominant group is definitely the radical left. They assert their extreme views and have no patience for the thoughts of others. There are a lot of students without opinions, apathetic, who can’t be heard because the radicals are all controlling. For example, when a few small groups in some colleges created such an uproar that the administrations were forced to drop commencement speakers. What the radicals should have done is argued their views in a forum instead of preventing the different perspective from being heard.” H. “What were the great moments of your college career?” G. “For me it was the realization that I could challenge the professors with a different perspective — to have gained the confidence to take


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

ALARMS WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Free Security Survey 647-2323

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

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096 McHatton’s Water Damage Spec. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

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

ELECTRICIANS A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Bosworth Electric Inc. Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Quality electrical contractor Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 Commercial/Industrial/Residential Quality service you deserve TLC Home Maintenance Co. Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 All major brands 595-4020 Professional Cleaning and Property Management Bouchard Electric ATTORNEYS Housekeeping and much more Master Electrician, Generators/Security 583-4314 Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA COMPUTERS 207-583-9009 – 978-337-9497 (cell) 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 EEcomputer Services D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Small business specialists Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA Residential/Commercial/Industrial 132 Main St. 603-733-6451 Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5012 GrammyGeek-Tech Support for Sr.’s Bridgton 647-8360 In-home sprt/malware & virus removal J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Hastings Malia, PA PC Repairs-Pickup & delivery avail. Residential - Commercial - Industrial 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Fryeburg, ME 04037 Bridgton 647-9435 935-2061 207-310-0289 Bridgton McIver Electric Robert M. Neault & Associates Ms. C’s Computer Repair “Your on time every time electricians” Attorneys & Counselors at Law Virus and spyware removal 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. PC repairs 207-228-5279 647-3664 P.O. Box 1575, Naples 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton 693-3030 Naples Computer Services Miklos M. Pongratz, Esq. PC repair/upgrades – on-site service R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 1250 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302) 24 hour Emergency Service Virus and spy-ware removal Raymond, ME 04071 Residential & Commercial Home and business networking 655-8760 Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 BOOKKEEPING David K. Moynihan Master Electrician NE Professional Services CONTRACTORS Licensed ME & NH Exceptional bookkeeping services Quality Custom Carpentry Bridgton 647-8016 207-583-4364 Specializing in remodeling & additions EXCAVATION Jeff Juneau Naples CARETAKERS 207-655-5903 K.S. Whitney Excavation Sitework – Septic Systems Caretake America COUNSELING Materials delivered Managing and Patrolling Kevin 207-647-3824 Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Ellia Manners, LCPC Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Call for brochure/Insurance accepted Snow’s Excavation CARPENTRY Complete site work Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-3015 Bridgton Robert E. Guy 207-647-2697 General Carpentry – Additions DANCE INSTRUCTION Repairs – Remodeling EXERCISE/FITNESS The Ballroom Dee’s BodyCraft Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Main St., Harrison, Maine Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Certified – Experienced 207-583-6964 Carpenter & General Contractor Bridgton 647-9599 Log homes – decks – remodeling DENTAL SERVICES FLOORING Fully insured – Free estimates 207-527-2552 Bridgton Dental Associates J & M Wood Floors Dr. Paul Cloutier Installation/Sanding/Refinishing CARPET CLEANING Complete dental care Fully insured – Free estimates 138 Harrison Rd, Bridgton 207-337-5623 McHatton’s Water Damage Spec. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning 207-647-8052 FOUNDATIONS Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Henry’s Concrete Construction Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Complete oral hygiene care – infant to senior Foundations, Slabs, Floors Most dental insurances, MaineCare Harrison Tel. 583-4896 CARPETING 207-647-4125


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

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


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

a totally opposing point of view from theirs. It was really exciting. And then there were the great moments with friends that I will always remember.” D. “I didn’t really enjoy academics in high school. That changed in college. It meant a lot to me that the school was small and that I felt the professors were invested in my education, that they cared about me as a human and understood my academic and emotional stresses. H. “Gus, you spent some months in Chile. How was that?” G. “That was a stark change for me. The college helped me get there, live there and learn there, but then I was separate. It was valuable to learn a foreign perspective.” D. “I didn’t do a term abroad. Changing from premed to studio art and art history meant that I had to devote my time to catching up with the new program.” H. “What advice would you give students who are graduating this month from high school.” G. “Be selfish. Many stuMOVE, Page D GARAGE DOORS

Roberts Overhead Doors Commercial/residential – free estimates Now offering Master Card & Visa 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


SEWERS NEEDED — The Dempsey Center is a sponsor of the No Sun for Babies program at Central Maine Medical Center. This program provides information and education about sun safety from birth through adulthood to all new parents. Each baby is given a hand-sewn SUN bonnet created by Dempsey Center volunteers. The program’s goal is to protect babies from birth, and to provide education to new parents. Prior to six months of age babies should be out of the sun entirely. Sunscreen should not be used until six months of age. The Dempsey Center will supply baby bonnets to Central Maine Medical Center, Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals. Volunteers are needed to help sew baby bonnets. Interested individuals should contact Mary Dempsey at or 795-8259. MOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 671-2556 (cell)

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


L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Dead River Co. Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Range & Fuel Oil Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924 Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton


A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011

RUBBISH SERVICE Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1-time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606

RUBBISH SERVICE 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 PAINTING CONTRACTORS 207-925-3045

George Jones Quality Painters SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References Dyer Septic 207-318-3245 Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly Bass Heating 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546 Jerry’s Painting Service Oil Burner Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior SURVEYORS Sales and Installations Fully Insured – Free Estimates Waterford (207) 595-8829 207-527-2552 F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Bliss & Associates Webber Painting & Restoration Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Surveying, Land Planning Exterior & Interior painting Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) 693 Main St, Lovell 207-925-1468 Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 Repairs/Installations/Modifications Fully insured – Estimates – References Craig, 207-831-8354 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land info services – Surveys HOME INSPECTION PLUMBING & HEATING Boundary/Topographic/Flood elevation ACW Inspection Services PO Box 485, Harrison, Maine Certified Home Inspector A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Off: 583-6159 20 years in Real Estate Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas D. A. Maxfield Jr. PLS Fryeburg 207-256-2574 BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Over 10,000 surveys on file Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029


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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home and Auto 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745

Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436 Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423


Trapper’s Taxidermy Jason Pingree 112 Bush Row Rd Denmark 207-452-2091

TOWING Stuart Automotive


838-9569 Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance TREE SERVICE Chalmers Ins. Agency Shoreline restoration 100 Main St., Bridgton Creative stonework, property watch Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Tel. 647-3311 Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Oberg Insurance Crane-licensed & fully insured Auto, Home, Business, Life Handy Hands Property Maintenance Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 132 Main St., Bridgton Comprehensive custom service Toll free 207-693-3831 Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858 Caretaking – long or short term Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Southern Maine Retirement Services A-Z/lot clearing to structure & Complete tree service – free estimates 647-8291 Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans grounds care Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Life and Long-Term Care Insurance Licensed and insured REAL ESTATE 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474 Chalmers Real Estate


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

LAWN CARE North Country Property Services Lawn Care Property Management 207-713-0675

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029

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

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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

ROOFING BLH Roofing & Painting Metal, Rubber, Asphalt New roofs & repairs For all your construction needs Bryan 207-232-5138

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417

VETERINARY Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244 Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 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

HELP WANTED CONCRETE FOUNDATION — Laborer. Experience preferred. Must have driver’s license. Call 207-925-1630. tf24

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

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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MEAT CUTTER — wanted for Food City, Bridgton Call 207-7847020. 3t23 FOOD SERVICE ­­— helpers and dishwashers needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden. Full-time. Mid-June through mid-August. Contact Keith Cole at 207-3148442. tf21 LICENSED ELECTRICIAN — Apply McIver Electric, 221 Portland St., 647-3664 tf20 CLEANERS NEEDED — for summer work, good pay. Call San4t23x dy 647-5096.

CLEANING & ORGANIZING — Local company looking to fill empty slots. Never too early for Spring cleaning. Senior discount and free estimates. Please call 207CHEF MANAGER — June 9 595-1542. tf6 to August 30. Camp Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. Contact JD RELIABLE ADULT WOMAN 207-256-8106. tf15 — seeking cleaning jobs. You won’t be disappointed! I am thorHOUSEKEEPING—Laundress, ough, respectable and will clean May 27 to August 17. Camp your home/camp as if it were my Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. own. Please call Sharon at 207Contact JD 207-256-8106. tf15 749-8514. 3t23 CHEFS, HOUSEKEEPERS — EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will takeout window and prep cooks. travel. Snowplowing, removal and Pleasant Point Inn, Center Lovell, sanding. Site work, foundations Maine. 207-925-3008. 2t24 dug, back filling, septic systems, GENERAL MAINTENANCE sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad — helper needed for Camp En- Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3 core-Coda in Sweden. May DAY CARE through mid-August, 25-30 hours per week. Basic carpentry skills Oasis Childcare — in Casco required. Non-smoking camp. has daily ($36) and weekly ($150) Contact Peter Jordan at pwjor- openings for children ages 5-12 for tf13 our summer program. Field trips to the beach, various parks, bowlBOAT DRIVER — July 1 to ing, hiking, movies, and more! Call August 16. 40 hours/week. Camp Kelly at 207-329-2658 or visit me Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. on Facebook. 5t20 Contact JD 207-256-8106. tf15 NEED SUMMER CHILDCARE DRIVERS — Local FT/PT com- — will watch your child (children) bination city drivers/dock work- in my home in Naples, Located 5 ers needed. Excellent hourly rate, min. from Naples Causeway. CPR/ home daily, full paid medical ben- AED certified. Snacks provided. efits, CDL-A w/XT or HTN req. Please call 207-208-9811. 2t23x Call 855-378-4972. YRC Freight is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmaFOR SALE tive Action Employer Minorities/ FIREWOOD — $225 per cord Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans. 2t24x green. Ask about volume discount. 2 cord minimum for delivery. 207-925FULL-TIME YEAR ROUND 1138. westernmainetimberlands. — morning waitstaff. Apply in com tf13 person Punkin Valley Restaurant. Rte. 302, West Bridgton. 3t23 LINCOLN CANOE ­— First $600 takes it. Also floor drill press CLEANERS NEEDED ­­— Look- $165. Call 207-647-5383. 2t23x ing for cleaners for Saturdays during July & August for the Bridgton NEW 17” HUSQVARNA — Rear & Denmark area. Good pay. Must tine tiller. Briggs & Stratton 900 have own transportation. Please Series. Used twice. $495. 647-8561. 2t24x call 207-647-4000. 3t23 PART-TIME CONVENIENCE WESTERNMAINEFIREWOOD. — Store clerk. Cooking and cash com — Seasoned hardwood. Aged register duties for Little Mountain 12 months or more. Cut, split and Store, Rte. 302, West Bridgton. delivered. Half cord $140, cord 3t23 $260. 583-4113 or 595-5029. Apply in person. 8t21x CLEANING PERSON — needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Swe- RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, den. Mid-June through late August. split and delivered. Any amounts. 15-20 hours per week, mornings. Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 Contact James Saltman at: jamie@ GREAT FOR CAMP ­ — new tf11 walk-in shower with door, 53” DENTAL ASSISTANT — for x 30” x 76” tall, bisque. Paid general practice in Fryeburg. Three over $900, sell for $750. Call 5832t23 days per week and experience re- 6031. quired. Please call 207-595-6169. GUNS — Buy, sell, trade. Wanted tf23 all military items. Sweden Trading COOK — June 16 to August 30. Post, 207-647-8163. Will travel. tf15 Camp Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. Contact JD 207-256- $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag 8106. tf15 when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, WORK WANTED Windham, 893-0339. tf46 MAINTENANCE WORK — Odd jobs by the hour, day, week or job. Free estimates. Call 6274649. 6t19x


We are looking for dependable help for the upcoming canoe and kayak season. If you have a good driving record, enjoy working with the public and don’t mind having fun while you work, come see us. Please send a resume or apply in person at Saco River Canoe & Kayak, PO Box 100, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

SUNFISH SAILBOAT — $500. NORWAY — 2-bedroom duplex. Phone 647-2608 tf24 Heat included, washer/dryer hookups, no smoking, no pets. $750 per GOT WOOD — Order wood that month, first month plus 1 month will be ready to burn this fall $250 security required. Available now. per cord. Call Jack to schedule Call 603-882-9355, David. 4t24x your delivery 207-647-8146 or 207-252-4397. 26t23x CASCO — Completely furnished heat, lights & cable TV inVEHI­CLES FOR SALE rooms, cluded. $120 weekly. No pets. Call tf37 2006 CHRYSLER — PT Cruiser cell, 207-595-4946. convertible. 2.5L turbo, high WEST BRIDGTON, ME — 3output. 69K miles, red/black. bedroom private home, close to Stored winters. $8995. Call 583- Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond. 2122. 4t22x 1 bath, washer/dryer hook-up, JESUS IS LORD – new and dishwasher, $950 per month plus used auto parts. National locator. utilities. References required. Pet Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. depending approval and deposit. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Rental includes: domestic water, Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 use of private community beach, pool and tennis courts. Call: 207FOR RENT 647-8686 or 321-266-2027. 1t24x WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom house. Carpeted, 2 baths, small loft, full kitchen with dishwasher, laundry room with washer & dryer. No smoking indoors, no pets. Quiet location. $925 month includes heat & hot water. 787-2121. 4t21x BRIDGTON — Cozy 2-bedroom mobile home. W/D. Private lot. No pets. Plowing included. $750/mo. plus utilities. 1st and security. 4007211. 6t21x FRYEBURG — On Maine/NH line. 1-bedroom apartment, mountain views, cable & Internet provided. No pets. $600 month plus utilities. Call 207-415-1444. 4t20x BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment, Convenient location. $750 month, include utilities. References and security required. Call Victor at 207-650-8071. 2t23x NAPLES — Long Lake. Looking for caretaker couple to rent furnished, 2-bedroom, large open concept, newly-remodeled mobile home located in beautiful Vacation Home Park. Site #4, ice fish, snowmobile, beautiful sandy beach. No pets, no smoking. $900 plus utilities, full tank of fuel. See website for pictures 305-304-8764 cell. tf3

DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49


DENMARK — Beautiful Beaver Pond. Rare offering, last and only parcel available on Beaver Pond. 5 acres, 300’ on East shore! Surveyed, soils tested, deed allows lot to be divided into two lots. $75,000. Call 617-922-1466.2t23x


PLEASE CONSIDER — donating gently used furniture, household items and more to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. FMI, go to our website www. DOWNTOWN BRIDGTON for details or call tf44 — Spacious 1 bedroom apartment. 935-4358, ext. 21. Walk to beach, movie theater, YARD SALES Renys, etc. $700/mo plus security. Includes heat, water, off-street MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE parking, Internet, trash and snow — Saturday, June 14 only. 8-3, removal. Available July 1. Call 56-63 Highland Road. No early 1t24x 647-0983. 3t24x birds. BRIDGTON — 16 South High Street. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off-street parking. Walking distance to Main Street, town beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $700 to $800 month. First, last and security requested. References checked. 207-632-8508. tf41

RETIRING — Selling all building materials, tools, electrical & plumbing, fishing & hunting, household. Many assorted items. Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15, 8-4, 346 Burnham Rd., Bridgton. 1t24x

MOVING SALE — June 14 & 15, Sat. & Sun. 8-2. Antiques, tools, linens, glassware, books on BUSINESS SERVICES antiques and needlework, misc. Rain or shine. 33 Stonehedge Way, BLACKS CUSTOM — Harrison (off Chapman Rd.) 1t24x Detailing. Leave the details to us. Justin Black 207-228-5564. 4t21x BIG YARD SALE — Fri., Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 29 Millstream RON PERRY CARPENTRY — Terrace, off Route 11, in Casco. Renovations and new construction. Furniture, cookware, children’s 35 years of experience, no job too toys, art, recreation equipment. small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 1t24 978-502-7658. 4t24x HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12 banks dock services — currently seeking dock reinstallation jobs. We also provide exceptional cleaning services of your camp or home. No job too small or large. Please call us with your needs today. 207-749-8514. 3t24

BRIDGTON — Furnished 4-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms. Washer/ dryer/dishwasher. Mid-September through June. No pets. No smoking. $850/mo. + utilities. Security deposit and references. 647-2119. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING — 4t23x cleaned up or hauled off, my trailer HARRISON ­ — 2-bedroom mo- is 6’-x-10’. Chuck’s Maintenance, 25t17x bile home with addition. Washer 743-9889. & dryer hookups. Available July 1. Pets negotiable. $650 plus utilities. References & security. Call 5832879. 2t24 3-BEDROOM — 1 1/2 bath house in West Bridgton. $850 month plus utilities. Contact Bob Grace. 207595-1321. 3t23

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The Town of Denmark, Maine, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Town Manager. Denmark is in southern Oxford County with a population of 1,160, with eleven ponds and a significant seasonal increase in population. The town uses a Selectmen/Town Meeting/Town Manager form of government under a charter. Denmark has seven full-time employees with another three to five part-time employees, and an annual operating and capital budget of around $1,500,000, excluding school and county commitments. The Town is seeking a candidate with strong management and communication skills with an emphasis on municipal finance and grant writing. Candidates should have significant budget and personnel experience and the ability to work with numerous volunteer groups and area local governments. Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field is required, master’s degree preferred. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of municipal government experience and/or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Salary negotiable based on qualifications with an excellent benefits package available. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements with three references no later than Tuesday, June 24, 2014 to: Town Manager Search Town of Denmark 62 East Main Street Denmark, Maine 04022 More information is available at



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Lately, I feel like I’ve betrayed my older male friends somewhat. Since I got my very expensive hearing aids about six weeks ago, their wives are elbowing them and pointing at me. “See? He did it,” they declare. “Why don’t you?” My friends respond with a grunt and a looking away. For years, my responses were identical to theirs. Loss of hearing is slow and insidious. The increments are so small we don’t notice it, but the people around us do. Then, wives would question me about what finally made me go to an audiologist. I wasn’t sure what the final straw was, but it could have been when my threeyear-old granddaughter, Lila, said something to me and I said, “What?” Then, she said it again and I said, “What?” again. The third time, she said it in measured cadence: “Can. We. Go. Out. Side. And. Ride. Bikes?” Yeah. I think that’s when I knew I had to do something. My first awareness that there might be something wrong was four or five years ago when I was still teaching. At a 40-minute meeting with a handful of other teachers, I heard myself say, “What?” nearly a half dozen times when nobody else did. Clearly, I was the only one not hearing whatever was being said. After that, I noticed how often my wife asked me to turn down the television. Soon, she was gently suggesting that I get my ears tested. Sometime later, I mentioned it to my doctor at my annual physical. “There’s no wax in your ears,” he said. “It’s not uncommon for someone your age to experience some loss of hearing.”

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist When I asked what I should do about it, he said, “Do you want to wear hearing aids?” I said “no,” it wasn’t that bad. “Okay then,” he said. “Live with it.” I did for a couple of more years. Then, my wife said she heard beeping down in the basement of our South Portland house. “You don’t hear it?” she asked. I didn’t. When I went down there though, I did. Water comes into that basement after a storm sometimes and there’s a battery back-up for the sump pump that sends an alarm when it’s time to add distilled water to the cells. That’s where the high-pitched beep was coming from. I added water and it was fine, but the experience revealed another dimension to my hearing issue. What if I were by myself? I might have had to replace the battery. A hundred bucks — not too big a deal. But I began to think about it more and what other safety issues might be implied by what happened. When I finally went for a hearing test, the audiologist told me I had moderate to severe loss with higher-frequency sounds. The hearing aids I purchased reopened that world for me. The first thing I noticed was that I could hear myself breathing through my nose, and realized I hadn’t heard it for years. Then, I went outside and the birds were very loud. Mornings are my favorite


time of day. I like to sleep with the windows open during this time of year and let the birds wake me. I like to smell fresh morning air, then watch the day fill with light. Nobody else would be up but me and the world would be mine alone. But I’m sleeping in lately because I haven’t been hearing their high-pitched sounds loudly

enough to wake me. That isn’t going to change because I take the hearing aids out at night and put them on the nightstand with my glasses. I still have my own teeth, but if I live long enough I may be taking them out too someday. Then, I’ll need a bigger nightstand. One of my older male friends took me aside afterward and asked me a few questions about my hearing aids and I patiently answered him. After one more experience such as what I described above, I think he’s going to make the jump and go too. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.


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Mary Beaurivage

Dianne P. Crawford

Barbara A. McFarland

Mary Beaurivage, 55, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Bridgton on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Born on March 8, 1959, Mary was the daughter of Edith and Gerard Beaurivage of Sanford. She lived at home in her early years and attended Sanford public schools despite multiple special needs, thanks to her mother’s love, courage and relentless advocacy. As a young adult and for the rest of her life, Mary lived in residential settings and institutions in New Hampshire and Maine. While struggling with Tourette’s syndrome and multiple mental and physical health problems, she met the many difficulties of her life head on and learned to adapt. She inspired those around her as she challenged systems that demanded conformity. Even in the most difficult times, Mary was able to connect and find allies in excruciating and sometimes chaotic circumstances, making friends and reminding everyone she met of our shared humanity and unconditional acceptance. Among Mary’s gifts was her deep sensitivity. She was uncommonly perceptive and had an uncanny sense of what was happening in the hearts and minds of those around her. She had a gift for reading people, and an extraordinary memory. She never forgot a kindness, a joke, or a bond she shared with anyone throughout her life. Anybody who knew Mary understood her life was not easy, but also learned from her to not dwell in the past or anticipate the future, but simply live in the moment. Mary showed everyone how to take enormous pleasure in the simplest things. She loved pop culture, Dunkin’ Donuts hazelnut coffee, the latest fashion, thumb rings, bling, and leaves changing color. Mary also loved Moxie, a quality she had in spades. She made it known what she was thinking at all times and she cut to the chase. These qualities served her well in difficult circumstances. In 2009, Mary moved into her own small home called Zion Hill, in Bridgton, where she enjoyed the best years of her life, thanks to her direct care staff and friends at Good Neighbors, Inc. She touched the lives of all of her caregivers, one said that, “Mary taught us all how to see the world not through our own nearsightedness, but rather through a broader vision of meeting people where they are.” Mary surprised everyone who knew her and taught us about life — how to meet each day with exuberance, weather adversity and suffering, deepen our compassion, and find gifts in the most ordinary of things. Mary is survived by her mother, Edith, of Boscawen, N.H.; sister Rosanne Beaurivage of Penacook, N.H.; and numerous cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the national Tourette Syndrome Association at A memorial service was held for Mary at Merrimack County Nursing Home, on June 11. A celebration and remembrance will be held at Highland Lake Park/Zion Hill today, Thursday, June 12 at 12:30 p.m. in Bridgton. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter Street, Sanford. Committal prayers will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Cemetery in Sanford. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.

LEWISTON — Dianne P. Crawford, 67, of Casco, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Marshwood Center in Lewiston with her family by her side. She was born on April 15, 1947, in Portland, the daughter of Paul and Beatrice (Grant) Crawford. Dianne attended Portland schools, and graduated from Deering High School in 1965. She worked for many years at Fairchild National Semiconductor, and was a legal secretary at several Portland law firms before she became disabled in 1993. Dianne enjoyed playing bingo, poker, and scratch-off tickets. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; and a nephew. Surviving her are her three children, Kristine Baillargeon, Cynde LaPierre and Kevin; three siblings, Gail Kennedy, Sherry Daicy, and Paul Crawford; six grandchildren; her aunt and uncle; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held privately at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Dempsey Center, Attn. CMMC Development Office, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

PORTLAND — BarbaraA. McFarland, 83, of Portland, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Barron Center. She was born on Aug. 25, 1930, the daughter of Walter J. and Barbara E. (Ridge) Boyle. She graduated from Cathedral High School, class of 1946, and received her registered nurse degree from the Maine Eye and Ear Hospital Nursing School. She married John M. McFarland II on Jan. 8, 1954, at St. Dominic’s Church. She worked as a registered nurse at Maine Medical Center Out-Patient Clinic for 39 years, retiring in 1996. She enjoyed knitting and ceramics in her spare time. She was predeceased by her husband, who died May 18, 2008; a brother, Francis Boyle; and a sister Betty Mae Bennett. She is survived by two sons, John M. McFarland III of Raymond and Michael S. McFarland of Casco; a daughter, Allison E. McFarland of Casco; and four grandchildren. Visiting hours were from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited 9:45 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at

Virginia E. Day YARMOUTH — Virginia Elaine (Detwiler) Day passed away quietly on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Bay Square in Yarmouth. She was 103 and lived to the very end. Virginia (Ginny) was the last surviving of the 13 children of Carrie Mae (Stover) and Henry Detwiler. She was born and raised in Smullton, Pa. and was a graduate of Penn State University, where she majored in Physical Education and participated in women’s sports. She later earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Maine and taught English for many years in the Yarmouth School District and at Presque Isle High School. Her two greatest loves were her family and Penn State! She remained physically active well into her nineties and when a downhill skiing injury sidelined her when she was 76 she switched to cross country skiing. She enjoyed hiking and hiked part of the Appalachian Trail with her son Dan when she was 86. Ginny enjoyed gardening and was a founding member of the Walnut Hill Garden Club and a longtime member of the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, UCC. Ginny was predeceased by her husband S. Von Day (1989). She is survived by her children: Nancy Thomas of Richmond, Va., Richard Day of Raymond, Daniel Day of Union, Susan Elliott of North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and David Day of Yarmouth and Naples, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a date later in the summer. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

Arthur R. Perrin Jr. WINDHAM — Arthur Rochfort Perrin Jr., 92, died on May 3, 2014, in Portland. He was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 27, 1922, the son of Arthur Rochfort Perrin and Catherine (MacClymont) Perrin. He moved to Syracuse, N.Y., in 1924, graduating from Nottingham High School in 1940. He matriculated at the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University in the fall of 1940. While at Syracuse, he was a member of the crew team, rowing in regattas throughout the northeast. However, in 1942, the war had reached a point where many more troops were needed. In March of 1943, Arthur chose the Army and was sent to North Carolina for basic training. He then went to the University of Pittsburg for a year of study in mechanical engineering. After graduating, he was chosen for officer training (OCS) at Fort Belvoir outside Washington, D.C., receiving his lieutenants’ bars. While en route to the Philippines, the bomb was dropped on Japan, ending the war. He arrived in Manila and was sent to the Baton Peninsula to take over and close down Forestry Company. He was eventually reassigned to the U.S. and discharged in June 1946. He returned to Syracuse, graduating in 1948 and took a job at S.D. Warren Co. with four other SU Forestry graduates. In January 1951, he was called back to the Army and sent to Wuerzburg, Germany, overseeing construction of buildings in Aschaffenburg and Bad Kissingen. He loved this assignment. While skiing in the Zugspitze in April 1952, he met Janet, traveled with her throughout Europe after his discharge and they married in September 1952, in Erding, Germany. He returned to Maine and his career at the S.D. Warren Co., and in 1954 purchased an 1812 farmhouse in Windham. He enjoyed restoring the historic home with Janet where they raised their four children. He liked to work on the house and in the yard during his free time. He always had a home improvement project going; mowing and gardening during the summer months and keeping the pond behind the house cleared for skating and ice hockey during the winter. In the early 60s, they built a home on Hancock Pond in Denmark where they enjoyed summers on the water. He thoroughly enjoyed canoeing, both paddling and restoring canoes, and took several trips on Maine rivers with his sons and family. In winter, it was not unusual to pile in the car and head off in search of good skiing. He enjoyed sports; skiing, running, and playing tennis on their court at Hancock Pond. In the 60s, they planted a tree farm on much of their Windham acreage. In his youth in upstate New York, he was actively involved in Scouting, particularly enjoying the remote summer camps in the Adirondacks and he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He continued his involvement in Scouting with his sons as a Scout leader in the North Windham troop. He supported his sons serving as president of the Windham Little League. He was active in the American Field Service (AFS) Club, the Windham School PTA as well Windham School building committee and actively supported the many youth programs his children participated in. Arthur and Janet traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, and once to Africa. After his retirement from S.D. Warren in 1987, he spent six years in Pulp and Paper Consulting with Gorham International before joining Janet at her music store, Gallery Music in Portland, retiring in 2004. Arthur always enjoyed music and singing, beginning with a quartet in Westbrook in the 50s and later the Portland Community Chorus and the Choral Arts Society. Arthur leaves his sister, Patricia of Fredericksburg, Va.; sons, Christopher Perrin and William Perrin, both of Gorham; daughters, Maidli Hill of Marlborough, N.H. and Lisa Perrin of Weyarn, Germany; six grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Arthur was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Janet. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 15, at 2 p.m., at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, with a reception to follow. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.

Roxana D. Sutherland In Loving Memory of

Travis Packard

Nov. 24, 1970 - June 24, 2005

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We all miss you everyday, your memory warms our hearts. They took you from us too soon, we didn’t want to part. God will keep you safe now until we all meet again.

HERTFORD, NO. CAROLINA — Roxanna Roberta Douglas Sutherland, 65, of Hertford, N.C., and formerly of Bridgton, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, in her home. Ms. Sutherland was born in Essex County, Mass., and was the daughter of the late Richard Charles and Dolores Evelyn Hallé Douglas. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her daughter, Ami Murray and husband Robert of Hertford; three sisters, Pat Aguirre of Las Cruces, N.M., Muguette Alder of Boerne, Tex., and Vanessa Gladkowski of Deerfield, N.H.; and two granddaughters, Olivia and Lillianna. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m. in the Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Chapel, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, by Pastor Hans Hess. Friends may join the family in the funeral home immediately following the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, PO Box 361, Corolla, NC 27927 ( Online condolences may be made by visiting

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Dorothy I. Edwards WEST PARIS — Dorothy Irene Edwards, 91, of Aberdeen, Md., passed away May 29, 2014, at Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris. Born April 2, 1923, in Abington, Md., she was the daughter of the late Andrew G. Moulsdale and Marie M. Moulsdale. She grew up in Abingdon, and graduated from Old Post Road High School, where she lettered in volleyball. She worked at Bata Shoe Company and Aberdeen Proving Ground, where she met her husband of 65 years. She loved being a great homemaker and mother. She also liked working in her flower and vegetable garden. She also loved visiting with family. Dorothy and her late husband were lifelong members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Mrs. Edwards is survived by her sons, Andrew R. Edwards of Baltimore, Md. and Gregory S. Edwards of Naples; and sisters, Rosella Glenn and Carol Reitz, both of Bel Air, Md. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Edwards was predeceased by her husband Robert J. Edwards; and brothers Andrew M. Moulsdale and Jack D. Moulsdale. After the death of her husband in 2011, she moved to Maine to live with her son Gregory and his wife. She resided at Ledgeview Living Center since 2013. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th flr., New York, NY 10001. Services were held in Maryland.

Barbara Bridgham GEORGETOWN — Barbara Bridgham, 85, died on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Mere Point Nursing Home in Brunswick. She was born in Westbrook on July 7, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Helen Thompson Furbish. She attended Westbrook schools and was a 1946 graduate of Westbrook High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tufts College in 1950. On Feb. 3, 1951, she married William Bridgham, who died on April 11, 2010. They moved to Ridgefield, Conn., where they started their family. The family summered in Georgetown and moved to Yarmouth in 1976. In 1992 they retired to Florida, but still spent summers at their beloved cottage in Georgetown, returning in 2005 to live there year-round. She was a wonderful homemaker, great cook and talented seamstress, making everything from curtains to costumes. She raised two children and helped her husband with his graphic arts business. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, tennis, swimming, sailing, her bridge and book clubs. She was a tireless volunteer in every community where she lived, and a member of the Georgetown Working League. She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth R. Michel. She is survived by her daughter, Betsy Bridgham of Denmark; son, William B. Bridgham Jr. of Durham; and six nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m., at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal Street, Brunswick, where a reception will follow in the reception center. Condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Georgetown Working League, in care of Georgetown Central School, 52 Bay Point Rd., Georgetown, ME.

Card of Thanks

Card of Thanks

Family, friends and colleagues: Your kindness and thoughtfulness through our time of trouble has been amazing. There is no way to measure the healing power of your comforting support and prayers. We are grateful and we are healing. Our sincerest thank you to all. The Family of Kenward Clint Ribas

The family and loved ones of Ed Parsons would like to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of cards, love and support during the recent loss of our beloved Ed. It was a blessing and a gift for us to see how he touched so many lives. Love, Judy Roy and the Parsons Family

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Showing our colors

To The Editor Lake Region Vocational Center held its 2nd Annual LRVC Car Show on Sunday, June 1. This year the event supported two student organizations; Skills USA and Future Business Leaders of America as well as the LRVC Automotive Technology Program. The Construction Technology and Automotive Technology programs built the unique trophies from auto cylinder heads mounted on wooden stands. Thanks to Doc Hannaford, Rollie Deering, and Engine Works for help creating the show trophies! The day was sunny and the cars were out in force with 125 cars registered for the event, which was a great success. We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us make this growing event better than last year! Our major event sponsor was Lake Region NAPA Auto Supply. Our Gold sponsor this year was Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club. Silver

Burial Service Bud Robinson

A burial service for Bud Robinson will be held on Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at the Raymond Village Cemetery, located on Mill Street. A Celebration of Life will follow at the American Legion Hall Post 155 on Route 11 in Naples. Anyone unable to attend the burial is welcome to attend the Celebration of Life at the American Legion at about 3 p.m.

Memorial Service William F. Whitman

A memorial service will be held for William F. Whitman, who died on Jan. 28, 2014, at the VFW Hall on Route 35 in Harrison this Saturday, June 14 at noon. Bill was a resident of Harrison. All are welcome.

sponsors were T.D. Bank, McDonald’s – Bridgton, and Macdonald Motors. Other sponsors included Downeast Engraving, Maine Street Graphics, Wolfy & Starling, State Senator James Hamper, Phyllis Ginzler, and the Lions Club of Naples. LRVC students and staff from many of our programs worked hard before, during, and after the

show to make this a successful student fundraiser. We appreciate all the support our community gives to Lake Region Vocational Center and hope next year’s LRVC Car Show will be bigger and better. Many thanks to all who helped support this event. Lake Region Vocational Center Students and Staff


June 12, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page D

Serious concerns for cell tower proposal

In the last legislative session, I supported a bill — LD 1013 An Act To Create the Children’s Wireless Protection Act. This would have required a label warning parents and pregnant women of the potential cancer risk and other illnesses to children while using cell phones. Children absorb RFs into their bone marrow 10 times that of an adult as their skull is softer and brain has more fluid. Women who use cell phones during pregnancy unknowingly put their unborn child at risk. These conclusions have been supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and studies in other countries. Children’s brains are less dense and more porous. Scans have confirmed that even low-level radiation penetrates the brain of a 5-year-old child more than halfway through. Nations around the world are banning or limiting cell phone use by children under the age of 12 years old. As LD 1013 went through committee, it made an amazing (pathetic) transformation to exclude “Children” the amended bill read “An Act To Create the Wireless

Information Act” requiring a label warning about RFs be affixed to the exterior of phone package. To be fair, a warning is located in every cell phone manual citing cancer risk in adults, but society has been told by numerous agencies that cell phone use is safe. As a mother and representative, naturally I did my research and was astounded that the bill was manipulated in such a way to keep parents and pregnant women in the dark about the potential dangers of RF exposure to their children. This in light of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) landmark decision to classify wireless radiation as a Class 2B “Possible Carcinogen.” It’s worth mentioning that the FCC’s conclusion of safety is based on dated material, and testing on that of an adult male. Today, there are millions of phones in the hands of teenagers and children. Some studies show an increased risk of glioma in the highest category of cell phone users (30 minutes per day over a 10-year period). There is speculation that many children using cell phones today may be subject to dementia as

From the House by Lisa Villa Maine State Representative early as in their 30s and 40s. If the FCC rates 30 minutes a day as heavy usage, it’s time for another study, folks. The manipulation of LD1013 was to essentially kill it, and it was. So, I was interested when a constituent called me about the proposed cell phone tower in Bridgton. I also watched the planning board meeting on Lake Region TV. I was surprised to learn the proposed tower would be located at Hio Ridge near a residential area. A recent study in Brazil new-study-links-over-7000cancer-deaths-to-cell-phonetower-radiation-exposures/ has linked many cancers to an area replete with cell phone towers. Many of the these towers are now owned by American Tower. Equally distressing is the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which takes away the

states power to self-regulate stating, “No state or local government or instrumentality thereof may regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the regulations contained in this chapter concerning the environmental effects of such emissions.” Wow. In reading The Bridgton New’s article, I noticed an error in Mr. Hobbins statement — that the tower will emit low power FM signals (LPFM). Not true, an LPFM is a non-commercial educational broadcast service, not in any way like the proposed cell phone tower that emits RFs and EMFs. I also found his statement disturbing when he cited the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which basically

throws the health concerns of residents out the window. So essentially, it’s tough geographical luck. He also mentioned that a tower proposal in Bar Harbor was killed after residents there organized to oppose it, but then said they had “deeper pockets” than Bridgton residents. What? Many proponents of towers will cite “inconclusive” evidence in their support, however, as times have changed we are becoming more aware of the possible affects of RFs and EMFs. Without an updated FCC study, we as a society are basically being used as lab rats for a billion dollar industry. For obvious reasons, the cell phone industry is not interested in a study that will hurt their bottom line, and the FCC does not have the funding to do so. One leading cancer researcher stated, “The public world over has been misled by inaccurate reporting of the dangers of RFs.” This is why we all should be concerned. Shortly after the defeat of LD 1013, an op-ed appeared in the Bangor Daily News saying, “Cellphone Warning Labels Not Grounded In Science.” The article mentioned nothing about the American

Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that called for Cell Phone Safety Legislation for Children and Pregnant Women. The article stated insulting language such as emotion, distortion, or whim… calling a phone like a microwave. For starters, when was the last time you held a microwave to your head? Fact is, when heat is emitted from your cell phone you are getting a healthy dose of RFs — the likes of which you don’t want to know, and the cellphone industry doesn’t want you to know. The person who co-wrote the BDN article and Mr. Hobbins voted against LD 1013. I know Mr. Hobbins, he is one of the nicest legislators that I have met, but I strongly disagree with him on this issue, and it’s one I intend to work on if elected to the 127th legislature. We may not have deep pockets but we are hearty people, strong, committed and unified to protect the beauty of our land, the quality of our lives and that of our children. Maine State Representative Lisa Villa represents the towns of Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell, Stow and Sweden.

Graduates need good-paying career jobs This spring, thousands of students received their diplomas, completing their high school education in Maine. I would like to congratulate all Maine graduates. Maine’s high school graduation rate continues to climb. More than 86% of all students who entered the ninth grade in the fall of 2009 earned their diplomas on time. However, just 40% of

Maine adults hold degrees beyond a high school diploma. Our young people are the future of our state, and it is important they have opportunities to succeed. The path to a successful career starts with a solid education, whether it is training in the trades, military or traditional college. I come from the streets, and I was fortunate that local

Whether our high school graduates go to college or enter the trades, we want them to stay in Maine. We need them to stay in Maine. by Paul LePage That means we must provide them with career jobs, and Governor of Maine we are making progress. There are more than 15,000 jobs available today families took me in. I was tion that saved my life. I compared to three years ago, also fortunate to have had often say that my life really and there are about 8,000 mentors who helped me find started once I got into col- open positions on the Maine my way. But, it was educa- lege. Job Bank. We are pleased that our economy is headed in the right direction, but we must keep moving forward. As your governor, it is my number-one priority to help create more career paying jobs — not just minimum-wage jobs, but jobs that provide a good-paying career for Maine families. More career jobs will help our young people stay and call Maine home. Since 2011, our administration has worked with job

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creators to reduce red tape, lower taxes and reduce energy costs and reform welfare. Our commonsense reforms have helped us reduce Maine’s unemployment rate to its lowest since 2008. The path to prosperity is simple. We must continue to become more businessfriendly and attract more companies to Maine. We can do this by lowering taxes, right-sizing government and creating a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. As our high school graduates enter the workforce or continue their education, I encourage them to aim high and dream big. I never envisioned a homeless kid from the streets of Lewiston could become governor, but I did. If I could do it, so can you. The American Dream is out there for each and every one of you. Go get your piece of the American Dream.

New generation moves in

(Continued from Page D) dents will go to college because it’s the thing to do, the ticket to be punched on the way to getting a good job. The student should be going after what he or she wants in life; maybe they’ll make a mistake, but it’ll be your own and that’s how you learn.” D. “Seek out challenging views. Until now, your life has been a kind of monologue. Bring your ideas to the table, but seek out ones that are very unlike yours.” D. “The thing that weighs most on students now is the debts they’ll carry from college. That means they’ll have to get a job to start paying off that obligation and won’t have the freedom to explore options.” G. “This massive student loan debt is a disaster waiting to happen. Another financial crisis is almost certain to come.” H. “On that fearsome note, we conclude.” Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.



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New EPA rules follow Maine’s lead

By Angus King U.S. Senator Imagine you’re at the table on Thanksgiving Day with your family and one of your relatives snatches up the whole turkey and says, “Thanks, this is all mine!” without any consideration for the rest of your family. Hard to imagine because it wouldn’t happen, right? Well, it’s not a stretch to say that’s really what our

generation is doing with the Earth. As we continue to dig out all of the rich resources — which took millions of years to produce — and continue to burn them up in just a few hundred years without any regard for the energy security of and environmental impact on future generations, we’re in effect snatching away the turkey. The simple fact is our climate is changing, and it’s up

to us to do something about it because ignoring the problem will only make matters worse for the next generation and generations to come. That’s why I welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently released proposed rules aimed at reducing our country’s carbon emissions from the electricity sector. The rules, which are being called the Clean Power Plan, would lower

HOW WE ONCE LIVED — Elaine Bradbury will present “Home & Hearth: 17601900,” at the Hiram Historical Society on Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. Elaine will be in costume and show what women had to work with. The Society’s business meeting will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The Society is located at 20 Historical Ridge (off Schoolhouse Road, off Route 117) in Hiram. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 625-4762.

emissions from power plants 30% by 2030. This is the most significant step we’ve ever taken to combat global climate change. Under the Clean Power Plan, the state of Maine will be required to reduce our CO2 emissions by 13.5 percent between now and 2030. This is both reasonable and achievable. In fact, as a member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Maine already has the mechanisms in place to do this. And importantly, the Clean Power Plan provides a significant amount of flexibility to states and industry. This approach allows the state of Maine to determine for ourselves the most feasible and effective ways to achieve the new targets. I applaud the agency for avoiding a onesize-fits-all approach — this sort of cooperative federalism is exactly how our government should work. The federal government sets an outcome, and allows the states and industry to determine the most economically efficient means to achieve that outcome. Far too often, the debate over climate change is cast as a choice between economic development and the environment, but I believe the two are not mutually exclusive. As the proposed EPA regulations

Elect the Dalai Lama in 2016

(Continued from Page D) do better as a group, if we only attempt do better (much, much better) as individuals. This takes some clarity, and clarity starts at home. In the meantime, he’ll just laugh at us. Compassionately, one presumes. I certainly would vote for him for president, or even for selectman, should the Dalai Lama run, although he’d encounter more trouble with the Birthers than even Obama did. When at Middlebury the bodhisattva echoed a point I have made many times (I’m sure he reads my stuff avidly) when he said: “The (modern education) system is too focused on teaching young people how to make money.”

As His Holiness knows (I have always thought he could be addressed more appropriately as “His Wholeness”), it is more important to make a life than a living, and though I have pretty much failed at both, I’m still trying, and have actually shown some improvement in the past couple of years, measured on the Richter Scale. Western societies are so focused on economic growth as the highest good for both society and the trickled-on individual that all education these days is in some sense vocational, aimed laser-like at training the faux-student for “a good career” (and the more remunerative the career the better, in order to repay

the absurd costs of tuition). But, though prepared for work (allegedly), are Americans really prepared for life? Consider this irony: the Dalai Lama himself deliberately wasn’t prepared for the world of work — he was chosen as the next One Who Laughs when he was just two. Now look at him; he’s landed in a really cushy vocation. The Dalai Lama finds particularly amusing the typical American’s endless and largely unsuccessful search for happiness rooting among the overpriced bric-a-brac of the modern world. See if you can figure out why. According to the 14th Dalai Lama, the path to a happy life — and there is no other


path, except possibly to be born a house pet in Beverly Hills — follows these core principles: 1. Set aside materialism 2. Set aside selfish attitudes 3. Show paramount concern for the wellbeing of others 4. Live hope, love wisdom and practice compassion. These are not popular attitudes in America, the home of Greed Is Good and Every Man For Himself. (Women and children, not so much.) But just look at the Dalai Lama; it’s apparent that showing paramount concern for the wellbeing of others at least might be good for a laugh. It’s a living. Mike has climbed the mountaintop. Unfortunately, the fire department had to be called to get him down.

prove, we can take steps to protect the environment while also promoting development, particularly in the form of clean energy jobs. Maine is already on the forefront of biofuel, wind, and other cleanenergy technologies, and the Clean Power Plan will only buoy the development already under way here in the Pine Tree state. And, it will serve the double benefit of reducing pollution that blows into our state from the Midwest — for too long Maine has been at the end of the nation’s tailpipe. In Maine, we have seen the very real effects of climate change on our coast as lobster and fish move north. And don’t for a minute think that the impacts will be limited to the coast. For evidence that interior Maine will not be spared the effects of climate change, look no further than one of our state symbols

— the seemingly invincible moose. Our moose population has been decimated by a drastic increase in ticks, which thrive in abnormally warm weather. Unpleasant facts like these underscore the need to limit the amount of carbon we’re throwing into the atmosphere. To be sure: federal regulations can sometimes be burdensome, duplicative, and even downright unnecessary. But when well written and carefully considered, regulations also have the power to shape our country in an overwhelmingly positive way (as proven by Maine’s own Ed Muskie, who wrote the original Clean Air and Water Act that allow for these types of rules). The EPA’s new carbon regulations fall in the latter category, and represent a landmark moment in America’s attempt to be responsible stewards of our planet.

Sporting chance (Continued from Page D) junk food into the wilds of Maine every year to lure in bears for an easy trophy kill. In Maine, we don’t bait moose or deer, because that’s not fair chase. Hunting bears should be just as challenging as hunting any other wild and free animal. Baits comprising pastries, pizzas, candies and rotting meat have helped to significantly grow Maine’s bear population. In the last 10 years, Maine’s bear population has increased more than 30%. In 2004, we were told that baiting was needed to control the bear population; that has been proven to be untrue. Trappers generally bait snares with rotting food and pastries to attract bears to a particular spot in the woods. A bear becomes a regular visitor to the baited area, then one day steps into a snare trap. As the bear struggles, the trap tightens, causing injuries and leaving the bear to suffer for hours before the trapper returns to shoot it at point blank range. Most hunters will agree there’s nothing fair or sporting about a pack of dogs wearing high-tech radio collars chasing down a terrified bear, luring bears with barrels full of human junk food for an easy trophy kill or pulling a handgun on a bear while her foot is trapped in a snare. Hounding, baiting and trapping lack the very skill that draws most hunters to the sport: the challenge of tracking and finding the bear. These practices give hunting a bad image by mocking the notion of sportsmanship and fair chase. Not only are such practices unfair and cruel, they are entirely unnecessary to manage the bear population. States with a rich hunting heritage like Maine’s — including Washington, Oregon and Colorado — have successful bear hunting seasons without resorting to these unsporting practices. I am not against hunting bears, and neither is the Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting coalition, only the way in which they are hunted. It seems to me giving the bears the same chance to live as other wild animals involves a challenge to a hunter, rather than using traps, bait or dogs. I am asking the hunters to give the bears as much of a chance to run free as any other animal. Voting “yes” in November will give them that chance. Mary Moulton is a lifelong hunter who lives in Livermore Falls.

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Come and enjoy a New England 4th of July celebration in Bridgton, Maine! Race followed by parade and town festivities. "Race of the year 2000 in New England/New York" - New England Runner "One of the world's 50 top summer races" - Runner Magazine Inducted in 2010 into the Maine Running Hall of Fame


8 a.m. (Wheelchair Racers 7:55 a.m.) Friday, July 4, 2014 at Main Street & Route 117. Early pick up of bibs & shirts for preregistered runners Thursday, July 3, 4-6 p.m. at Memorial School. Race Day pick up of bibs and shirts at Memorial School 6-7:45 a.m.

MAJOR SPONSORS: Bridgton Hospital, The Chalmers Group, Hannaford, Poland Spring, Norway Savings Bank, Hancock Lumber, Hayes True Value, Squeaky Clean Laundry, Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running, Bridgton McDonald’s, Howell Laboratories, and Rolfe Industries RACE PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Bridgton Public Library and Local Charities

COURSE: 4 MILES – Maine USATF Sanctioned Course Certification code #ME13008JK. Start mats, disposable chips and race timing by Granite State Race Services. REGISTRATION: ONLINE REGISTRATION

ONLY prior to Race Day. Total registration limited to 2,100 runners. $20.00 online through June 30, then $25.00.

T-SHIRTS: Free Tech Running T-Shirt to first 500 to register online. T-Shirts may be purchased in Registration/ Finish Area. AWARDS: Prizes to top five men and top five women finishers.

Beth’s Café Gift Certificate to top male and female finisher from Bridgton. Medals to first three finishers (men & women) in the following age categories: 10 & under, 11-13, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 81 & up, and wheelchair racers.

(Continued from Page D) will say that it involved opening and closing valves, mixing things together (to create a “reaction”), saturating something with something else, wrapping the one thing around another, snugly, and then holding things together with my hands (wearing rub-

ber gloves, of course, because of the caustic chemicals), while constantly massaging the gooey saturated material for “at least 15 minutes” while everything set up. (I love the pregnant drama and inevitability of the term “set up.”) When I let go, the hissing had stopped and I let out a trium-

phant little giggle. At one point, halfway through the catastrophe and while racing through the kitchen with a wrench, I yelled to my wife, “To make it more exciting, I’m reading the directions in Spanish!” Like I said, a beaver jacked on espresso.

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