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Resident defends right to display racist sign By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Drivers turning into Fosterville Road from Route 107 look to their left at their own risk. There, just inside a garage beside an old farmhouse, is a freestanding hand-lettered sign, large enough to be easily seen from the road. On the upper right is a photo of U.S. President Barack Obama. On the upper left is a caricature of an African-American, labeled “Sambo.” But, it is the words that have the most shock value. The sign contains a racially-offensive term, and accuses Obama of engaging in sexually-deviant behavior. It ends by encouraging people to “Join Bridgton Ku Klux Klan.” Around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bridgton Police Officer Phil Jones responded to a complaint at the 8 Fosterville Road property, listed as owned by Francis and Rosemary Houston,

both of whom died in 2008. Police Chief Kevin Schofield didn’t have the details of the complaint, and Officer Jones was unavailable for comment. But the man who lives at the farmhouse and has been selling some of its contents was freely willing to talk. He declined to give his name when asked by a reporter for The News, but simply identified himself as “Pratt.” Pratt said a friend who lives in the South asked if he could display the sign, and Pratt agreed. He also agreed to sell some Klu Klux Klan items, including a padded cross with a Confederate flag logo that Pratt said is designed to be lit aflame at rallies and other events. He held up the cross to show it off. “You can buy these things all over the South,” he said. “I have one of them. They’re reproductions” of the types of crosses that were

used by the Klan during its heyday, he said, and can be had for around $15. Pratt gave the man’s first name as “Chet,” and said Chet sold a fair amount of items when he was visiting last weekend. He said Chet plans on his next visit to bring Klu Klux Klan brochures to pass out to anyone who’s interested, in the hopes of rallying support for the Klan’s cause in the Bridgton area. Pratt said there’s an active contingent of mostly young people in the region who subscribe to the tenets of the “White Power” movement, believing that African Americans bring with them crime and violence wherever they settle. He offered numerous cases, and particularly singled out what he said was the negative impact of the Somali population in Lewiston. Pratt said the police were called after a man driving by in a pickup truck stopped and

attempted to remove the sign from the garage. Pratt stopped him. Pratt said Officer Jones initially said the sign was illegal because of its racial content, and also because it constituted disturbing the peace. Neither reason rang true for Pratt, who invoked his right to freedom of speech. Officer Jones left the scene, and Chief Schofield said that once his report is complete, the department will forward it to the Cumberland County District Attorney, the Maine Attorney General and the U.S. Secret Service for possible prosecution. “Frankly, it’s oftentimes a very fine but blurry line between what is free speech and what can cross over into criminality,” said Chief Schofield. State disorderly conduct laws or the Maine Civil Rights Act might apply, or they SIGN, Page A

At polls: McHatton, Taft win; Sebago rejects fire plan

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Voters here elected Robert J. McHatton Sr. and Douglas A. Taft to serve three years on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen Tuesday, while Deanna “Dee” Miller and Mike Figoli won the two three-year positions on the Bridgton Planning Board. Taft, the incumbent, received 655 votes, while McHatton captured 503 votes and Kenneth Murphy had 443 ballots cast for him.

Incumbent planning board member Miller had 498 votes cast for her, while Figoli received 430 votes, Adam O. Grant had 376 votes and Richard Danis had 284 votes, respectively. Adam Grant received 52 write-in votes, for the threeyear term as an alternate member on the Bridgton Planning Board. Amendments & enactments Amendments to the Town of Bridgton Site Plan Review

Ordinance were overwhelmingly approved at the polls June 12, as were the enactment of two new ordinances — the Town of Bridgton Park Forest Trust Fund Ordinance and the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Ordinance. At the polls Jody M. Gray captured 636 votes and Peter Morrison had 630 ballots cast for him, to take the two, three-year seats on the School Administrative District 61 Board of Directors.

There were two two-year terms open on the SAD 61 Board of Directors, with Cynthia B. LeBlanc receiving 704 votes, while Trina Sanborn had three write-in ballots cast for her. Todd E. Perreault, who received 782 votes, was unchallenged in his re-election bid to the Bridgton Water District for a three-year term. There were 965 total ballots cast, on Tuesday. Sebago says ‘No’ SEBAGO — Voters here

resoundingly defeated a referendum ballot question at the polls on Tuesday that would have authorized the Sebago Board of Selectmen to issue bonds in the amount of $830,000 to fund a portion of the monies needed to construct a new fire and rescue station. There were 427 ballots cast against the proposed bonding authorization and 114 ballots in favor. The defeated referendum question would have autho-

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with donations still coming in. “We just put in another half dozen (engraved bricks) down in the Village,” she said. The bricks, ranging in cost from $75 to $125, are intended to memorialize a veteran (or veterans), acknowledge active duty members and memorialize or acknowledge anyone. Along with the 4”-x-8” bricks, there are also 8”-x-8” brick tiles that can be engraved, along with larger granite blocks once in place at Arlington National

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Anne Krieg, Bridgton’s Director of Planning, Economic and Community Development, said it was heartening to her to see nearly 30 residents show up for the May 31 downtown revitalization workshop sponsored by the Community Development Committee. It meant that people wanted the new planner to know what they cared about, and what they’d like to see being worked on in town. “A lot of these ideas have been voiced before, but for me, being new, I wanted to hear them,” said Krieg. “I’m glad they were patient with me.” The informal brainstorming session had Krieg at the white board, writing down ideas both ambitious and routine. The ideas ranged from such mundane items as having a “left green onto Kansas Road,” to defining the role of government in working with the private sector on downtown revitalization. Krieg said the workshop helped validate the current efforts of the Comprehensive Plan Committee to update the 2004 Comprehensive Plan, as well as the CDC’s various projects. “It validates moving forward in these areas,” Krieg said. She said she was impressed by the willingness of those who attended to speak their minds about what they wanted to see happen. “It showed me that people are engaged in Bridgton, and

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — School Administrative District 72 is anticipating a likely reduction in funds it receives for Title I and other federal programs in FY 2013, following a notification from the Maine Department of Education late last month. “We haven’t gotten a final figure yet,” SAD 72 Superintendent of Schools Gary MacDonald said Tuesday. “One of the places it will cut is Title I — and it could impact Title I and Title II, some of the Special Ed funds and the Career and Technical education funds.” “It could be enough to really impact us — like 10, 15 or 20%,” Supt. MacDonald said June 12. “We really don’t know the amount of the reductions — they (the Maine Department SPILLING OVER — Heavy rain has left many docks underwater. Here, Hayden and Shannon Hanson splash water with their of Education) just told us there feet while sitting on a bench at the Naples Town Dock area off the Causeway. The photo was taken by Deborah Hanson. could be a reduction in federal SAD 72, Page A

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STOLEN — Walk of Honor bricks at Harrison VFW.

rized the selectmen “to issue bonds or notes in the amount of $830,000, which funds would have been callable, for the purpose of funding a portion of the costs of the town’s proposed fire-rescue station facility to be located at a site on the east side of Route 114, which site the voters previously authorized the town to acquire and develop.” Fryeburg voting results FRYEBURG — Voters here elected Paul Naughton as their ELECTION, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — Police are looking for information on whoever stole an entire pallet of 4”x-8” red bricks intended for use in the local VFW Post’s ongoing “Walk of Honor” project. The bricks were to be used as filler alongside lazer-engraved bricks comprising walkways both at the Ronald St. John Post #9328 and at the Harrison Library’s Veterans Memorial. “Times have to be pretty tough when someone has to steal the bricks for a veterans’ walk of honor,” said Muffett Crowell, who chairs the post’s Walk of Honor Committee. The pallet, containing between $150-$200 worth of bricks, was stored at the edge of the post’s property on the Waterford Road. To add insult to injury, the theft occurred right after

Memorial Day, although Crowell wasn’t sure of exactly which day. She said the thieves must have seen the bricks as easy pickings, being unprotected and set back from the road as they were. Town Manager George “Bud” Finch said Harrison’s regular patrol officer for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department wasn’t on duty when the theft occurred. He is encouraging anyone with information about who may have taken the bricks to call the Harrison Town Office at 583-2241. “Somebody takes a whole pallet-load of bricks, it isn’t like they took one brick. Somebody must have seen something,” Finch said. The Walk of Honor project, begun by Crowell Memorial Day 2011, has been hugely successful, raising around $18,000 for the post thus far,

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Black Brook bog safe Loon Echo Land Trust has completed a conservation easement on a 210.6-acre parcel of important habitat within the Upper Saco River Focus Area in western Maine. A subset of the larger Saco River Watershed was granted to Loon Echo Land Trust by Andrew and Joy Norkin of Denmark. The watershed, which stretches from New Hampshire to Lovell and down to Hiram, supports a healthy and unique ecosystem comprised of silver maple dominated flood plain forest, vernal pools, oxbow ponds and several lakes and ponds all of which support a diverse array of flora and fauna including the globally rare Long’s bulrush (Scirpus longii), three globally rare species of dragonfly and ten state designated rare plant species. With 3,497 feet of frontage on Pleasant Pond, 4,808 feet on Black Brook and roughly 120 acres of sensitive bog land known as a Sweetgale fen, this land is designated as a Maine Natural Areas Program exemplary natural community. The watershed is one of the largest un-fragmented floodplain forests in New England, making it a focus for habitat and species protection by the State, The Nature Conservancy and Loon Echo Land Trust. The Norkin property has

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been in the family since the 1940s and has had a long history of agriculture, recreation and forest management. Located in the northwest corner of Denmark, the property affords scenic views of Pleasant Pond, the bog and a westerly view of Pleasant Mountain. Located in the midst of a framework of conservation lands protected by local, state and national organizations, the Black Brook Bog conservation property increases the amount of total protected

land in this high-priority conservation area and brings Loon Echo’s total protected acreage to over 4,000. The preservation of this property allows for protection of the greater Pleasant Pond ecosystem, maintenance of a forested buffer around the Sweetgale fen for wildlife and rare species that use wetlands, shrub lands and aquatic systems for all parts of their life cycle, and enables Loon Echo to increase protection in the

Pleasant Mountain region. Like all stewardship-minded landowners, the Norkins and their four children seek to keep their land, which has been in the family for three generations, as pristine and undeveloped as possible. They intend to maintain the forested buffer around the wetland and pond for species that depend on these ecosystems, while continuing sustainable woodlot management in the upland forests in a BOG, Page A

From June 18 through June 21, the Town of Bridgton will be invaded by volunteers from S.O.Y.   What is S.O.Y. you ask? In this case, it is not something that comes from a bean. Special Operations Youth Group (S.O.Y.) will visit Bridgton for a community service mission possible. Fortyplus teens and adults will be helping the Bridgton Historical Society at Narramissic, assisting at the Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group (BRAG) fields, working for the Chamber of Commerce and doing much needed work at the Bridgton Community Center. These special volunteers are members of an Air Force Chapel from Hurlburt Field, Fla. and will be joined by Air Force dependents from Nebraska, Colorado and even Falmouth and Eliot, Maine.  This is S.O.Y.’s 10th anniversary of mission work. Previously, they have worked on an Indian reservation in Montana, jungles of Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Camp Sunshine in Casco, Alabama, Michigan and three years working in their hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.  A special Community Kettle Dinner (as always free for everyone) will be prepared and served by S.O.Y. at the Bridgton Community Center on Tuesday, June 19. Mark your calendar. It is Tuesday! All are welcome and encouraged to meet and swap stories with this wonder-

Saturday, June 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ronald St. John Post #9328 VFW Hall on Route 35 (Waterford Road) in Harrison. “We need to share all the great business resources that we have here with the residents who come to share the summers with us,” said Villa, who repeatedly talked about the need to spotlight what local businesses offer during her

time as a Harrison selectman. “Our population doubles in the summer, and it’s really important that everyone know who these businesses are, and what they offer,” she said. Villa and Crowell are canvassing businesses this week, hoping to recruit a good many of them into participating by buying table space for $25. A second option, for $10, gives businesses display space for their brochures and/or handouts. All proceeds will go

directly to support veterans programs at the post. “We’re hoping to fill the hall,” said Crowell, who is hoping for at least 20 or so businesses to take part. Examples the women cited were farming concerns, nurseries, bakeries, landscapers, restaurants, home improvement companies, retail stores or any other business, large or small. “We’re open to any business,” Crowell said. Responses have been slower than what they’ve hoped for,

but both women believe in the need to provide a venue where consumers can go to learn about a variety of Lake Region businesses, all in one space. The concept has been tried before, by the Greater Bridgton/ Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, that held a business expo a few years back at Lake Region High School. Villa said the booth price of $125 at the chamber-sponsored event likely dampened busi-

LIONS’ CELEBRATION — The Sebago Lions Club celebrated 35 years of service at their end of the year banquet held at the Naples Golf and Country Club last Sunday, June 10. Special guests were new State District Governor Bruce Jellison and his wife, Lyn, as well as Charter members Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Vacchiano. Past International Director Ron Johnson and Club President Jim Libby presented Fern Letellier (above) Lions’ highest honor, the Melvin Jones Award. The Lion of the Year plaque went to Diana Letellier, while service appreciation award plaques went to Tina Hook, Marcia Christensen, Jude Fenderson and Sue Bowditch. Lastly, service pins from five years up to 30 years were also given. (Photos by Diana Letellier)

ful group.  “As director of the BCC, I had the pleasure of working with Greg and Susan Copeland on their advance trip and assure you that this will be a volunteer experience like no other to hit our little town,” said Carmen Lone of the Bridgton Community Center. SOY is not just about work. S.O.Y. volunteers have brought a “nine-square” game that is sure to be fun for everyone. When you see the blue t-shirts on the street, please give them a friendly Bridgton welcome.

ness participation, adding that the event drew more businesses than consumers. The Post’s Ladies Auxiliary, of which Crowell is an active member, is sponsoring the event. Forms are available on a Lake Region Business and Consumer Expo Facebook page, and signups can also be made by calling Villa at 7763118 or Crowell at 809-4605. Checks should be mailed to: Ladies Auxiliary 9328, P.O. Box 753, Harrison, Me 04040.

Owed money? The government may owe you money. Peter Morrison was recently researching on the Internet to find out whether he or his family members were due money from the state. Browsing the state’s “unclaimed property” list, Morrison found some family members had money waiting for them. “I came up with a couple of hits with small amounts of money due to a couple different members of the family,” he said. “Then, I decided to take it a step further. I looked at how many people and businesses are listed in some of the different towns (in this area).” MONEY, Page A

Expo: Shining the light on Lake Region businesses By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — The booth rental price is right and veterans and local charities will benefit — all of which are good reasons organizers hope area businesses will sign up for the first annual Lake Region Business and Consumer Expo. Harrison residents Lisa Villa and Muffett Crowell are spearheading the event, set for

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Conservation easement for bog protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Currently, Loon Echo protects over 4,000 acres of land, and Pleasant Mountain Preserve is one of six preserves that are open to the public. Other Loon Echo preserves include Bald Pate Mountain in Bridgton; Mayberry Hill Preserve in Casco; Pondicherry Park in Bridgton; Sylvan Woods in Harrison; and Sebago Headwaters Preserve in Bridgton. Loon Echo currently maintains more than 20 miles of multi-use trails at these preserves. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting www. loonecholandtrust.org

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the contract length with Constellation New Energy, Inc., can be one, two, three or four By Lisa Williams Ackley Ed Wilkey, in the selectmen’s years. “But, I’m recommendStaff Writer report in the annual town report. ing one year — from July 1, FRYEBURG — Voters will “Projects were cut this year in 2012 through July, 2013,” she face just over 40 warrant arti- some departments, but they will told selectmen Ed Wilkey, Rick cles at tonight’s annual town need to be addressed in the near Eastman and Tom Klinepeter. meeting at Fryeburg Academy’s future,” said Wilkey. “Some of “So, if we’re happy with it, Leura Hill Eastman Performing the increases in the budget are come next July 1st, we could Arts Center, beginning at 6 due to fuel costs, insurances renew it for a longer period of p.m. and taxes. Keeping the budget time,” Selectman Eastman said, “With the way the econo- down is always our goal. It is of the contract that was unani- my has been this year. I feel very important to maintain our mously approved. the budget, as proposed by the buildings and equipment or it Property tax notices town manager and supported will cost more in the future.” Town Manager Sharon The town manager said by the selectmen, is conser“reminder notices” were sent vative, said outgoing Fryeburg Jackson echoed Chairman out June 8 to those property Board of Selectmen Chairman Wilkey’s words, saying, “One owners who have not yet made the property tax payment that was due in mid-May. She said CORRECTION — In an article entitled ‘Naples signs ROW 30-day notices for late taxes would be mailed out on July 13 policy,’ which appeared in the June 7 edition of The Bridgton and those property tax balances News, it was incorrectly stated that grandfather rights would cease that have not been paid by Aug. to exist for business signs in Naples. In fact, the existing ordinance allows grandfathered rights for 12 will have interest assessed. The outstanding amount due business signs. During that workshop, the Naples Board of Selectmen did disin property taxes for 2012, as of May 31, was $494,512, accord- cuss altering the Changeable Sign Ordinance. Currently, changeable signs (LED-light signs) cannot change a message more ing to Jackson. As of June 8, the General Fund often than once every 20 minutes. The Naples Fire and Rescue Balance stood at $1,492,349, Department’s digital sign is the exception to that rule. (Continued from Page A) The board discussed the possibility of permitting businessaccording to Jackson, and the Here is a list of area towns town has taken in $14,429 more owners to flash messages more frequently. The bottom line: No and the number of residents or changes were made to the Changeable Sign Ordinance. FRYEBURG, Page A businesses owed money by the state: Lovell — 193 Raymond — 1,195 Harrison — 753 Fryeburg — 832 Naples — 1,001 Free Family Program Bridgton — 1,345 Sebago — 628 AT THE MAGIC LANTERN Waterford — 227 10 A.M., SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012 Casco — 727 10 A.M., SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 Denmark — 235 Total — 7,136 “I do not know what these “Beavers” explores the life and rich aquatic habitat of one of nature’s dollar values add up to, but greatest engineers. Set in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the film follows the story of a family of beavers as they grow, play and transform the world any amount would help out any individual in this economy or around them. A Stephen Low Production. any business for that matter,” AT THE BRIDGTON LIBRARY Morrison said. “Some are small amounts and some are large 1 P.M., SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012 amounts. They (people) won’t know until they check the list Owen Brown, Ph.D., President of Beavers: Westlands and Wildlife, and Sharon Brown, biologist, will show and find their name and contact “Co-existing with Beavers,” a half-hour film with close-ups and exciting action footage of beavers and other the state.” pond animals, and answer questions about lasting environment-friendly solutions for people and beaver conflicts. Here’s the web address: https://www.maine.gov/treasur2T23X Call 647-2366 for more information. er/unclaimed_property/online/

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REOPENING CELEBRATED — Greater Bridgton-Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce members and friends were on hand May 25 for the grand reopening of Lisa B’s Summerplace, located on Main Street in Bridgton. Taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were: (left to right) Liz Hunter, Linda Panzera, Diane Kelley, Lori Parker, Hans Jenni, Eleanor Nicholson, Julia Forbes, Candy Gibbons, owner Lisa Burlinson, Janet Derouin, Holly Stanger, Holly Dvorak and Chamber Executive Director Jim Mains.

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FRYEBURG — Longtime Town Librarian Emily Fletcher will be retiring from that post at the end of this month, according to Town Manager Sharon Jackson. “All you need to do is visit the library to see that Emily’s dedication and commitment preserving the history and making the library a special place has been a priority for her in the 12 years she has worked for the town,” said Jackson, in announcing Fletcher’s retirement in the annual town report. “I want to take this opportunity to thank Emily for a job well done,” Jackson said. “She will be missed.” “Beginning July 1st, Donnette Barnes will be Fryeburg’s next librarian,” Jackson stated. “Donnette will be a familiar face since she has been working part time at the library since July 5, 2005. Working with Donnette on a part time schedule will be Janet Risch who started working at the library in August 2011.”

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(Continued from Page A) in property taxes, than at this time last year, she said. The amount of personal property taxes still unpaid, as of midMay, Jackson said, is $200,909. Revenues up “roughly $60,000” Jackson said revenue received to date “is roughly $60,000 ahead of last year.” Other business Brenda Thibodeau was appointed to serve as a committee member on the Clarence E. Mulford Trust for three years, commencing April 2012 through April 2015. The selectmen accepted two benches from Dick Krasker to be used at the tennis courts at Graustein Memorial Park. “The old ones were rotted,” Krasker said. The selectmen thanked Krasker for his generous donation. Selectman Wilkey’s last meeting Krasker thanked outgoing selectman Ed Wilkey for his service to the community, saying, “On behalf of myself and others in the community, thank you for your nine years of service, that was at times often difficult,” said Krasker. “You handled it with great dignity.” Selectmen’s summer meeting schedule The Board of Selectmen will meet on these dates in June, July and August: June 21, July 5 and 19, and August 2, 16 and 30. All meetings begin at 6 p.m. at the town office.

DOCK RESCUE — Brad Irish of Portland and sister Susan Irish of Philadelphia, Pa., who summer in Lovell, noticed a dock with two Adirondack chairs on it floating through the Narrows on Kezar Lake, by their property last week (June 6), and out into Lower Bay. They canoed out to take a photo. Pictured, brothers Patrick Moody (age 17, a Fryeburg Academy senior) and Connor (13, an eighth grader) also canoed out to see the runaway dock. They towed it back to shore for safekeeping until the owners can be notified.

(Continued from Page A) new selectman at the polls on Tuesday. Naughton will serve a threeyear term on the Fryeburg Board of Selectmen. Selectman Ed Wilkey chose not to seek re-election, after serving two terms. Naughton garnered 224 of the votes cast, while challengers Cliff Hall and Angelo Milia received 115 votes and 94 votes, respectively. Incumbent School Administrative District 72 directors Laurie Weston and Laura Lucy both won re-election to that board for three years, with Weston receiving 360 votes and Lucy receiving 287 votes. Linda Card was elected as the SAD 72 school board alternate, capturing 396 ballots June 12.

Bad test closes Salmon Pt. By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The town-owned Salmon Point Campground and beach area on Long Lake in Bridgton remain closed to swimmers, after elevated levels of e. coli and coliform were detected in water test samples, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said Tuesday. “We are not recommending

anyone use the (Salmon Point) beach at this time,” Berkowitz announced, at the June 12 Bridgton Board of Selectmen’s meeting. Berkowitz said that, while the test results for e. coli and coliform are typically under 100, “One (test result) was over 1,000,” he stated, Tuesday night. “We attribute this to the time

of the testing in the springtime,” said Berkowitz. “We can’t test (again) until the water (from recent heavy rains) recedes.” “Right now, I think all (lake and pond) waters are speculative,” the town manager stated. Public Works Director Jim Kidder said the e. coli and coliform at the other town beaches at Highland Lake and Woods Pond are “fine.”

Harrison: Full-time, not summer deputy HARRISON — Incumbent selectman William F. “Bill” Winslow and newcomer Christine W. Davis were elected to two three-year terms on the Harrison Board of Selectmen, at the polls on Tuesday. All of the races here were uncontested. Winslow had 315 ballots cast for him, while Davis received 266 votes. There were 176 blank votes cast. Gordon A. Davis and James B. Dayton were elected to the two three-year positions on the Harrison Planning Board, with Davis garnering 308 votes and Dayton getting 250. There were 200 blank ballots cast. Jonathan D. Whitney, who received 327 votes, will serve a five-year term on the Harrison Appeals Board. There were 52 blank ballots cast. Albert R. Lisowski, who received 308 votes, will be the Harrison representative on the School Administrative District 17 Board of Directors. There were 71 blank votes cast. Police — “yes” and “no” Voters here answered two often-asked questions June 12, as to whether or not they want both a full-time deputy and a summertime deputy. There were 242 ballots cast HARRISON, Page A

On the warrant: Fryeburg annual town meeting tonight (Continued from Page A)

years taking assessing courses and passing all of the required tests, in order to become a Certified Assessor. “While you will see an increase in the wages paid for the dual position, you will also see a savings of $29,500 in the Professional Services budget where the contracted position for the Assessors’ Agent is budgeted,” Jackson stated. “There will be a one-time expense this year to purchase the assessing program from our municipal software provider. The benefit to the town will be having services available on a daily basis, and at a cost reduction.” Jackson said the second staffing change is for a full-time town office clerk to work 32 hours per week. “This position is needed to keep up with the demands of all the required work that is needed to be done and provide officer coverage with two clerks working when one is out,” Jackson explained. While the town has grown over the

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years, and the work required has increased, the staffing has remained the same.” The increase this year for the Fryeburg Recreation Department is $8,600, but Jackson said the increase “is still $3,400 less than the 2010 budget.” “Over 500 kids enjoy the benefits of year round activities,” the town manager said of the Rec Department’s programs. “The budget includes the salary and wages for the town’s Rec Director, the summer staff and a portion of the maintenance needed for the town-owned sports fields.” Jackson said the Fryeburg Rec Department “will be expanding the variety of programs offered that will now include Halloween activities, an Easter egg hunt, and will be looking at the addition of more adult programs.” “Fryeburg Recreation, Inc., a nonprofit organization, that is not a town department, raises money to pay for all program costs and field maintenance,” Jackson said. “Without the efforts

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Zaidman questions why Avesta director on committee of Bridgton’s search committee for the new Director of Planning, Economic and Community Development was Neal W. Allen, who is the chairman of the board of direc-

Casco election results CASCO — Grant Plummer won the race for the Casco Board of Selectmen seat with 508 votes to Jeannine Oren’s 228 votes. Elaine Heuiser collected 568 votes in the SAD 61 School Board race, while Eric Dibner was elected to the Open Space Commission with 17 write-in votes. On the state front: U.S. Senator, Democrats: Cynthia Ann Dill 77, Matthew G. Dunlap 58, John Hinck 31 and Justin B. Pollard 33. Representative to Congress, Democrats: Shellie Pingree 203. State Senator, Democrats: Reid S. Scher 187. Representative to Legislature: Christine B. Powers 201. Register of Probate, Democrats: John. B Obrien 107, Nancy K. Thurber 92. U.S. Senator, Republicans: Richard A. Bennett 91, L. Scott D’Amboise 8, Debra D. Plowman 11, Bruce Poliquin 80, William Schneider 26, CE Summers, Jr. 62. Representative to Congress, Republicans: Patrick D. Calder 144, Jonathan Courtney 81. State Senator, Republicans: Gray Plummer 234 Representative to Legislature, Republicans: Laurie A. Mondville 225 Register to Probate, Republicans (write in): No declared candidate.

Harrison election results (Continued from Page A) in favor of having a full-time Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy, while 129 were opposed. There were six blank votes cast. The proposal for a summertime deputy went down to defeat, by a vote of 145 in favor and 223 opposed. There were nine blank ballots cast. They enacted a Fireworks ordinance by a vote of 236 in favor and 130 opposed. There were 11 blank ballots cast.

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discuss this further in executive session,” stated outgoing Selectmen Chairman Arthur Triglione Sr. “We have a citizen (Zaidman) who is concerned about a possible conflict of interest.” The board declined Triglione’s offer to enter into a closed-door executive session. However, Selectman Doug Taft stated, “I think it should be addressed, but I’d like to postpone it for two weeks (until the June 26 selectmen’s meeting).” Taft pointed out that elections were being held Tuesday and there would possibly be two new selectmen on the board at that time. (Incumbent Taft and Robert McHatton won election to the board on June 12. See separate story). Zaidman also questioned how checks that are used to pay Drummond & Woodsum for legal services are logged on the selectmen’s accounts payable warrants. “It (the check for legal services listed on a weekly warrant) was so far buried in the warrant, it took a miner to find it,” said Zaidman. Berkowitz said he agreed both matters brought up by Zaidman should be discussed at the next selectmen’s meeting on June 26. “I will not let that statement stand...” However, the town manager said of Zaidman’s statement that check payments are allegedly “buried” in the warrant, “I will not let that statement stand, as it is.” Berkowitz said the town

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Page A, The Bridgton News, June 14, 2012

Items on Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, June 5: 8:46 a.m. A police officer responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a garage on Forest Avenue. 12:25 p.m. Suspicious activity was reported on George Packard Road, where an older model Jeep was thought by the complainant to “be casing the area.” 3:13 p.m. Bridgton Hospital officials reported an animal

bite. 5:11 p.m. Juveniles were reported jumping off a bridge on Depot Street. 6:48 p.m. Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Allen Ave. Wednesday, June 6: 10:54 a.m. A burglar alarm activation at the Bridgton Memorial School was investigated. 4:12 p.m. A burglar alarm activation at a garage on Knowles Point Road was investigated.

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Bridgton: property owners file noise complaint (Continued from Page A) explained that he believed Zaidman was trying to say the listings on the accounts payable warrant “are generic.” “That’s better clarification,” Berkowitz said. “So, we’ll take care of it,” said Chairman Arthur Triglione Sr. Property owner noise complaints The Board of Selectmen agreed to let Chief of Police Kevin Schofield and the regulations of the town’s Disorderly House Ordinance deal with a written complaint from 23 property owners and residents of Thompson Road and Mitchell Lane on Moose Pond about ongoing noise on some weekends at properties owned and rented by Peter Roth and Kim Hampton Roth.

In a rebuttal letter to the selectmen about the complaints, Roth stated, “Our action plan is to continually seek better ways to manage our homes. We look forward and appreciate Chief Schofield’s suggestions and willingness to help us learn and work together. We also look forward and support Gerry Pouzol’s efforts to try to make Thompson Road a more amicable neighborhood. As Gerry explained to us, he has a vested interest as he would like to retire on Thompson Road and he has good experience from his Knight’s Hill (property) management days.” Skateboard park could be closed? The selectmen held a discussion June 12 about problems at the town-owned skate-

board park on Depot Street in front of the Bridgton Memorial School. Saying no one, including the selectmen, want to see the skateboard park closed, Selectman Bernie King said, “I really think a future board (of selectmen — after the June 12 elections) is going to have to make some recommendations with the skateboard park.” Selectman King said that he walked through there on Tuesday and “saw six vehicles, loud music, smoking and all sorts of stuff going on,” at the skateboard park. “One of the recommendations may be to just close it for awhile,” Selectman King said, noting that there is “a lot of tagging and profanity painted” on objects there.

“It’s turned into a place I would not send my child,” said King. “I think we should ask Chief Schofield if he can get the police officers to drive through (the skateboard park) more frequently and talk to (Recreation Director) Tom Tash, before we talk about closing it,” Selectman Paul Hoyt said. Selectman Doug Taft stated, “I agree with Paul — we have ordinances in place (to address the issues there).” “We do patrol the skateboard park, three or four times a day,” Chief of Police Schofield said. “Lieutenant (Peter) Madura spoke to a group yesterday and told them, ‘If this keeps up, the way things are going, the skateboard park could close.’” The police chief also noted

HARRISON — The 2012 summer line-up at Deertrees Theatre is starting to take shape. “The season this year is much reduced, nevertheless we hope you (the public) will find events of interest and performances to inspire your support of this exceptional venue,” said Andrew Harris, executive director and member of the Deertrees Board of Trustees. Some of the scheduled events include: Oliver! The Musical by the Lake Region Community

Theatre, June 22-23-24, June 29-30 and July 1. Tickets are on sale now at $15 for adults and $12 for children under age 12. Show times are 7:30 on June 2223 and June 29-30, and 2 p.m. on June 24 and July 1. Sprag Session, a world-class Celtic music group on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Encore/Coda Chamber Orchestra Concert to benefit Lakes Environmental Association on Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets

available at Deertrees or the LEA Office in Bridgton. Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival opens Tuesday, July 17 and runs each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 14. See the Festival’s website (sebagomusicfestival.org) for ticket pricing. The Beatles for Sale, a benefit concert in support of Deertrees, will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. This band of talented musicians

was drawn together by their love of Beatles music, and the desire to keep the music alive, bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans. Tickets are $25. Coming in August (details to be announced): The Barbershop Chorus ($15); Musical Explosion on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. ($15); Rotary Club and Deertrees Theatre Art Auction and Reception on Friday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. ($20).

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Driver safety course

An American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) driver safety class for drivers age 50 and older, sponsored by Bridgton Hospital, will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton on Monday, June 18. Registration is required by Monday June 18, as class size is limited. The registration fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others. To register, phone the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116. AARP Driver Safety is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course designed to meet the safety needs of experienced and mature drivers. It helps drivers learn about defensive driving, new traffic laws and rules of the road and it helps older drivers learn how to adjust to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Drivers in Maine 55 years of age and older are entitled to discounts on their insurance premiums for three years after completing this course. Bridgton Hospital is proud to sponsor a safety course intended to keep our senior drivers and their passengers safe on the roads.

Conspirator sentenced By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer OSSIPEE, N.H. — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiring to rob Krista Dittmeyer, the young single mother, formerly of Bridgton, who was killed by Anthony Papile last April. Papile pleaded guilty last month to killing Dittmeyer, and was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison for second-degree murder, in the same courtroom. On Tuesday, Trevor Ferguson, the one who investigators say drove the getaway car the night

Dittmeyer was killed, pleaded guilty to conspiring to rob Dittmeyer. Dittmeyer’s body was submerged in a small snowmaking pond at the base of Cranmore Ski Area, after Papile clubbed her on the head and taped up her head and torso. Dittmeyer’s 14-monthold daughter was found safe in the backseat of her mother’s car that was idling a few hundred yards from the snowmaking pond. Dittmeyer’s body was discovered four days later. A third man, Michael Petelis, is also charged with conspiring to rob Dittmeyer.

that “some of the faces” at the skateboard may not be those of Bridgton residents. The police chief said an education process can be started. “I think closing it is the worst case scenario,” Selectman King said. When the town takes ownership of the Bridgton Memorial School at some point in the

future, Triglione said, “The day’s going to come when that skateboard park is going to need to be shut down or moved.” The selectmen concurred that they will have the chief of police and the rec director handle the issues at the skateboard park and see if things can improve.

Motorcyclist killed

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Baldwin. Daniel Fifield Jr., 28, of Baldwin was killed in the crash at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The 2004 Suzuki 400 off-road dirt bike crossed into the oncoming lane on Pigeon Brook Road, left the roadway, went into a culvert and crashed through a fence. The operator was transported by Sacopee Valley Rescue Unit to Maine Medical Center in Portland. The Sheriff’s Office Reconstruction Team, assisted by Windham Police Department, has reconstructed the scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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(Continued from Page A) a.m. A police officer handled a phone harassment complaint from Portland Street. 6:45 a.m. A 1977 Ford pickup truck operated by Robert Day, of Center Conway, N.H., struck a tree on West Fryeburg Road. 3 p.m. The theft of items from an unlocked motor vehicle on Birch Lane at Kimball Lake Shores was reported. 3:30 p.m. A burglary on Ice House Road was reported. Tuesday, June 5: 7:45 p.m. Isaac W. White, of Fryeburg, was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license and a 17year-old female juvenile from Fryeburg was issued a summons for permitting the unlawful use of a motor vehicle, following a traffic stop on Harbor Road. Wednesday, June 6: 11 a.m. A subject reported that sometime overnight someone took money from their vehicle while it was parked on Kimball Lake Shores Road. 6:48 p.m. A subject from Cobb Street reported being

harassed by telephone and a report was taken. Friday, June 8: 8:31 a.m. A 17-year-old male juvenile was operating a 2005 Jeep Wrangler when he lost control of the vehicle and it struck a tree on Howe Street. 11:32 p.m. Mark E. Tardiff Jr., 27, of Porter, was arrested and charged with violating a condition of release, following a traffic stop on Main Street. Tardiff was transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris. Saturday, June 9: 3:05 p.m. A police officer responded to a disturbance at a campground off Route 5 (Lovell Road) where two subjects who were reportedly fighting were escorted off the property and peace was restored. 11 p.m. Fryeburg Police assisted Fryeburg Rescue personnel by responding to a medical call at an apartment on Silver Parkway and stood by until Fryeburg Rescue arrived on scene. Sunday, June 10: 5 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a family disturbance on Smith Street.

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland: Dana Christopher Rogers, 34, of Naples, at 12:13 p.m. on June 4 in Naples by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay a fine. Dana G. Cobb, 67, of Raymond, at 8:50 a.m. on June 5 in Raymond by the Maine State Police for failure to appear in court. Robert Michael Keegan, 62, of Reading, Mass., at 2:07 a.m. on June 8 by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (no test). Jesse Leon Currier, 38, of Harrison, at 8:08 p.m. on June 8 in Harrison by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence assault and obstructing the reporting of a crime. OXFORD COUNTY The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris: Christopher A. Burbank, 34, of Parsonsfield, at 4:08 p.m. on June 8 in Porter by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence terrorizing and domestic violence assault. Charles E. Fulcher, 63, of Sweden, at 6:38 p.m. on June 11 in Sweden by the Department of Probation and Parole for violating conditions of probation. Timothy Paul Quimby, 18, of Cornish, at 1 p.m. on June 11 in Cornish by the Maine State Police for domestic violence criminal threatening. Arielle A. Nagy, 21, of Fryeburg, at 8:47 p.m. on June 11 in Fryeburg by the Fryeburg Police Department for violation of bail conditions.

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Racist sign defended (Continued from Page A) might not, he said. In addition, the U.S. Secret Service, part of the Department of Homeland Security, investigates suspected violations of the federal law against making threats against the President of the United States. When contacted about the sign, neither the AG’s office or the Secret Service were aware of it. Brenda Kielty, AG spokesperson, said her office seeks restraining orders against anyone who violates the Maine Civil Rights Act, who “commit acts of violence, threaten violence, damage property, threaten to damage property, or trespass on the property of another when this conduct is motivated by bias based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.” Violators of this civil crime can be fined up to $5,000. Under the federal Class D felony offense for Threatening the President of the United States, a person is guilty for “knowingly and willfully” mailing or otherwise making “any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.” The Website Wikipedia states that “Because the offense consists of pure speech, the courts have issued rulings attempting to balance the government’s interest in protecting the President with free speech rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” And in a column by John Kavanaugh in The National Catholic Weekly, he writes, “If you search the Internet for the phrase ‘Obama is . . .,’ the top six possibilities offered are ‘antichrist,’ ‘idiot,’ ‘racist,’ ‘liar,’ ‘Hitler,’ ‘socialist.’ A search for ‘Obama’ and ‘destroying America’ yields 719,000 sites.” Pratt said he is just one of many who believe the truth has been kept from the American people about Obama’s real background, and said he’s received encouraging comments from many people who’ve seen the sign. A large American flag flies in front of the farmhouse, which has a sign over the front door saying, “Grassy Slope Farm” and “Maine Indian Museum.” He points to a Portland Press Herald newspaper clipping from 2008 displayed by the door, recounting a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into a Craigslist posting offering to sell Maine Indian scalps “to white people only.” Pratt said he had the scalps, and cited the FBI’s involvement as just another example of government interference into the lives of its citizens. “I have a right to sell all of this stuff,” he said.

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want to see positive change happen,” she said. “They were very open, and not afraid to voice their opinions.” Krieg transcribed the comments and then placed them into four categories, based on which entity would be the most logical one to take on a particular project or idea. Some things are better left to town government, others to businesses or private property owners. Still others, she said, are best accomplished through public/private partnerships with existing organizations. What follows are some of the comments or ideas under each of the categories: Private Property Owner • Neat and clean properties • Well maintained properties • Minimal use of For Lease signs • Business keeping sidewalks clean • Unique façade treatments • Dressing up empty storefronts • Use of inviting colors and window displays • Unique design • Enhance historic character of building • Landscaping • Businesses stay open until event ends Public entity • Directional signage • Safe and secure area • Ease of driving downtown • Parking conflicts with traffic • Truck traffic route • Quantity of parking • Enhanced streetlighting • Walkable sidewalks • “vest pocket greenspaces” • Signage ordinance – coordinated, consistent enforcement, overregulation concern • Service center designation • Fixing 302 and other state roads • Upkeep of town rights of way • Other infrastructure • Evaluate TIF • What is the role of government? (1. Support current business 2. Improve town’s website 3. Business recruitment 4. Partnerships with Bridgton Economic Development Corporation) • Grants • Economic development policy • More sweeping • Streamling permitting • Safe & clean property codes • Have committee chairs coordinate their work • 3 ring binder project • Sewer improvement/expansion • Left green onto Kansas road • Relationship with MDOT • Air brake usage enforcement • SPO grants still there? • Business recruitment – what should our niche be? • Survey of residents Partnerships/Existing organizations • Active streetlife day and night • Customer service training • Cohesive merchants • Ever-changing market idea • Dressing up empty storefronts • Parking • Destination markets • More winter/ summer events • Open hours for business consistency • “treat visitors like a guest”2 Market • BEDC work • Market to the day visitor as well as tourists/seasonal homeowner • Bad weather activity/events • Work more with Chamber • Business/merchants association • Shopping choices at pedestrian scale • Boutiques, restaurants, bakery, clothing, shoes, appliance, auto services • Customer service • Destination markets • Which comes first, the people or the place? • Retail jobs not sustainable for residents • Demographics influence the market • Outdoor entertainment • Youth activities.

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Cemetery. The Walk of Honor project coincided with a community-wide effort to save the post, which was in danger of closing because of declining enrollment and lack of funds. With the strong support from the Ladies Auxiliary, as well as volunteer labor and donated materials for renovations, the Post has returned to vibrancy, and routinely hosts public suppers, breakfasts and other events. On Saturday, June 23, the Post will host the area’s first Lake Region issue a sequestration order, which Business and Consumer Expo. For information or questions, will have an immediate effect, no call Crowell at 809-4605. later than January 2, 2013. According to the Maine DOE announcement to school districts, “Sequestration will also likely affect funding for the five major programs that receive FY 2012 advance funding: ESEA Title I and II, Impact Aid, IDEA Part B, and career and technical education state grants.” For these programs, the advance appropriation represents 75% of the year’s funding, with the other 25% coming from the regular-year appropriations.

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funds, especially Title I. We really don’t know the impact.” According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of the Title I federal law is “to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.” The Maine Department of Education (DOE) has informed SAD 72 Supt. MacDonald and other school administrators across Maine of the possibility that they could lose Title I funds and other program funding for FY 2013, stating that because “the debt limit enacted by Congress on August 2, 2011 calls for about $900 billion in cuts in discretionary funds over the next decade and would

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Maine Blues Fest jamming this weekend in Naples

CHAMBER PERFORMERS — Violinist Li-Ling Liao and Cellist Brian Mix, both of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will be returning to perform with the International Musical Arts Institute at Fryeburg Academy this July.

Music for Summer Evenings beginning

free for anyone with mobility limitations. Tickets may be purchased at the door. IMAI will also present a free “Music in the Making” workshop featuring participating IMAI musicians. The workshop will take listeners into the behind-the-scenes preparation of professional musicians, seeing and hearing works in progress to possibly be performed in concert later during the performance week. “Music in the Making” will be held Monday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m., also in the Bion Cram Library. This workshop is free and open to the public. In addition to the Fryeburg SUMMER, Page B

ness owners who experience a financial boost during the midJune festival, and the musicians who are happiest when they are playing the blues. Kimball said organizers always try to “bring in new musicians.” He recommended checking out the Ragged Jack, which he referred to as a rock-a-billy root band. “They are interesting. Are they strictly blues? Well, a purist would probably say, ‘No.’ That’s okay. I would take that criticism. It’s rock-a-billy. That is one of the branches of blues. So, I am perfectly happy putting a band like that in here. It is based on blues, but has a different beat.” Kimball said he had already known the drummer in Ragged Jack, and heard the band’s music online and “loved it.” The female musician in the band plays a big bass fiddle, he said. Another talent to take in: Eleven-year-old Justin Lindsay, who will be playing his electric guitar at the daytime show at the Naples Village Green, and also at the All Star Blues Jam to be held at Bray’s Brewpub and Eatery. “The short story on this one is I had heard a lot of buzz about this kid. Channel 6’s 207 featured this kid. I saw that episode, and I was floored,” Kimball explained. BLUES, Page B

Kevin Kimball, a co-founder of the Maine Blues Festival, brings his music right into the crowd during the 2011 festival. This weekend, a cornucopia of blues artists will be performing at many Naples eating establishments as well as the Village Green. (De Busk Photo)

Oliver! the classic family musical

By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to The News Lake Region Community Theatre will present Oliver! at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison this month. The LRCT production is under the direction of Mary Bastoni, with Pam CollinsStahle as choreographer. The show is produced by Janet Ver Planck, Jyselle Watkins and Lew Krainin. Lead cast members include: Oliver Clay-Storm as Oliver Twist, Peter Allen as Fagin, Pete Lazaron as the Artful Dodger, Natasha Repass as Nancy and Rick Clay-Storm as Bill Sykes. Over 60 local actors and

actresses, many age 10 and under, make up the rest of this talented cast who will sing, dance and act their way into your hearts. The rest of the cast includes the following: John Anderson, Emily Aviles, Allison Baker, Brighton Bradford, Cosette Concetta Brochu, Vincent Brown, Emma Brown, Sean Buchanen, Kayley Buckley, Ethan Clay-Storm, Liza CollinsSchrader, Wes Cowperthwaite, Taylor Cronin, John Curtis, Jared Curtis, Janel Danforth, Savannah DeVoe, Tamara Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Kenya DuBrule, Keli Forke, Julie Frum, Jessica Frum, Rachel Frum, Alex Johnston,

Mason Kluge-Edwards, Jackson MacDonald, Molly Madsen, Chris Madura, Mellissa Mattucci, Susie Mosca, Momoka Nakamura, Dan Neault, Erin Ohlenbusch, Shannon Oliver, Owen Orlando, Olivia Orlando, Tracy Orlando, Bayleigh Patenaude, Meghan Perrin, Maggie Rickert, Molly Rickert, Joanne Ridlon, Corban Ridlon, Kendyl Ridlon, Samantha Scarf, Abby Scarlett, Derrek Schrader, Jen Shiffer, Ginnie Spaulding, Emily St. John, Ty Stahle, Polly Vaillant, Janet Ver Planck, Emma Walker, Kelly Milliken Winslow, Morgan Milliken Winslow and Cooper Milliken Winslow. OLIVER!, Page B

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FRYEBURG — The International Musical Arts Institute will present a classical chamber music concert series for the 16th season Thursday through Sunday, July 5-8, and Wednesday through Saturday, July 11-14 at the air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible Bion Cram Library at Fryeburg Academy. Wednesday through Saturday concerts, “Music for Summer Evenings,” begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoon concerts, “Music for Sunday Afternoons,” will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors and students; Sunday afternoon concerts are

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES —This weekend, a Maine-bred blues festival is the best bet to lift the spirits, and maybe even cause a few heels to kick up. And, according to a cofounder of the Maine Blues Festival, the hosting community of Naples ‘knocks his socks off.’ “This is year seven; and, I am to this day absolutely flabbergasted with this town and its people. The Town of Naples knocks my socks off,” festival co-founder Kevin Kimball said. “That’s the beauty of it: The town of Naples – they get it. It is just an amazing little community,” he said from the comfort of his home on Tuesday night. This year, the energy and enthusiasm has crested — with more venues than ever offering music on Friday night. According to Kimball, local business-owners are excited to be on board when the blues start playing. “The energy is the most it has ever been” for the Friday night performances, he said. He added that not only are more entrepreneurs opening the doors of their establishments; but also there are more musicians ready to take the stage. On Friday night, admission is free. Most bands begin at 7 or 8 p.m. Check out the festival website (www.mainebluesfestival.) for a listing of bands, locations, and performance times. On Saturday, wristbands will serve as “the ticket” to wander from venue to venue and see what catches one’s ears. “On Saturday, I just run until I drop,” said Kimball. “But, it is a happy drop. Talk about living the dream — this is it,” he said. On the big day, Kimball moves quickly from one spot to another — making public announcements, praising the musicians and on more than one occasion picking up his instrument. This festival has garnered a wide appeal, he said. On Saturday, the 2012 lineup promises to hit the right note for everybody: Folks and families with the weekend free from work, the Naples busi-

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WORKING WITH FIBER — The Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshop will be held June 22-24 at the Brownfield Community Center. If rising gas prices and the economy have befuddled your travel plans but you still would like to treat yourself to a good time, how about taking a workshop or two at the Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshop Weekend, June 22-24 at the Brownfield Community Center.

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opportunity to see what other students are doing during breaks. The Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops is a three-day event running Friday through Sunday. There are half-day classes and full-day classes. Participants do not have to sign up for the whole weekend. Participants can take just one class or as many as six classes — sign up only for the classes you want to take. Students are invited to gather before the morning session over refreshments to meet each other and the instructors and to view the exhibit of work on display. There is an hour lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions. Students are welcome to stay after classes to visit and talk with the instructors. This year, the ladies from Soldiers Memorial Library in Hiram will be providing a delicious in-house lunch. Classes include: basket making, bookbinding, advanced crochet, hooked prodded blossoms, double knitting, knitting with beads, friendship slippers, needle felted faces, finger puppets, Waldorf dolls, Nuno felted scarves, felted journal covers, lattice felted scarf, jelly roll trivets, penny rugs, folk art rug hooking, punch needle miniature rugs, standing wool rugs, Christmas ornaments in wool, beginning spinning, spinning thicker and thinner yarns, drop spindle spinning, Latvian mittens, Shetland shawls, twined knitting, experiments with acid dyes, tablet weaving and silk fusion lampshades. Full information about each class and Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts can be found on the website: www.pleasantmtfiber.com where you will find a printable registration form. To register, just print the form and send with your check so it will be received before June 22. If you would like to inquire about registering for a class, please call 452-2687. It also will be possible to register for classes during the weekend if there are still openings.

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PRACTICE TIME — Natasha Repass who plays the role of Nancy, and Rick Clay-Storm who is Bill Sykes in the upcoming Lake Region Community Theatre’s production of Oliver, rehearse their lines for the upcoming show at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. (Photo by Leigh Macmillen Hayes)

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(Continued from Page B) Deep in rehearsals, the production includes several families, such as the Douglases of Harrison. Until last year, Tamara Douglas hadn’t performed in a long time, but her 15-year-old daughter, Sarah, has been dancing since she was two and a half. Tamara’s eyes sparkle as she said, “It’s great any time I can do something with my kids… It’s the first time we’ve done this together.” For the Ridlon family of Casco, it’s a similar situation. While mom, Joanne, and daughters Corban and Kendyl will perform, dad, Patrick, will be working behind the scenes.  “All four of us in the same play at the same time. It’s the whole family together. Corban started us with her interest in theater in 2009 and we all followed,” explained Joanne. “And, I appreciate the teens and adults

who are great role models for our children.” Make plans now to attend the entertaining LRCT production of Oliver! at Deertrees Theatre. The musical is based on the music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart and is produced by licensed arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd. Norway Savings Bank and Hancock Lumber are the proud sponsors of the play. Performances span two weekends, from Friday, June 22 through Saturday, July 1. Curtain time for Friday and Saturday shows is 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced at $15 for adults and $12 for ages 12 and under, are available at numerous outlets. Dinner discounts before the show are restaurants. See the advertisement in The News for more information about tickets and dinner discounts.

LOVELL — The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will hold its Annual Luncheon at Severance Lodge Club on the shores of beautiful Kezar Lake on Sunday, June 24 at noon. Cost per ticket is $20 with limited seating. For reservations, call 925-3177 or stop by the library on 227 Main Street in Lovell. Staff and regular volunteers are invited to the luncheon by the Board of Trustees in appreciation of their service and dedication to the library. However, the luncheon is open to the public and this is your chance to experience dining on the shores of Kezar Lake. After the luncheon, the special guest speaker will be local storyteller Jo Radner. She will bring a blend of local stories — some her own, some she

Jo Radner collected from older Lovell residents as part of an oral history project in the past two decades. Those wonderful old folks are now gone, but their stories bring them, and Lovell’s traditions, vividly to life.

Jo Radner to speak at the Hobbs Library


Calendar Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN June 16 — Public Baked Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., East Baldwin Church Parish Hall. BRIDGTON June 14, 21 — Greater Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. June 14 — Breastfeeding Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Birthwise Clinic. FMI: 647-5968. June 14, 21 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. June 14 — Free Women’s Massage Clinic, noon to 3 p.m., Birthwise. FMI: 647-5968. June 14, 21 — Community Kettle, 5-6 p.m., Community Center. June 14, 21 — Table Tennis, 5-8 p.m., Town Hall. All welcome, equipment provided. FMI: 647-2847. June 15, 18, 20, 22 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. June 15, 22 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. June 15 — Parkinson’s Support Group, 10 a.m., Community Center. June 15, 22 — Tai Chi Maine Beginner Practice, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. June 15, 22 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. June 15, 22 — Read to Holly Dog, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., library. June 15 — Singles Club for 50 and over, 7 p.m., Community Center. June 16 — Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. FMI: 647-6055. June 16, 23 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center parking lot. June 16 — Bake/Craft Sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., w/luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church. FMI: 693-3476. June 16 — Bridgton Arts ‘n Crafts summer schedule begins, open 7 days/week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Depot St. June 16 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. June 16 — Living with Beavers, film and talk by Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife, 1 p.m., library. FMI: 647-2472. June 16 — Benefit dinner for Maguire family by Lake Region Vineyard Church, 5-7 p.m., Community Center. June 17 — Bean & Casserole Supper & Music, 5 p.m., South Bridgton Church, reservations required; 647-3984. June 18 — AARP Driver Safety Class, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. June 18 — Tot Time, 10

SUPPORTING THE ARTISTS — Purchase Prizes are being solicited to support the artists participating in the 45th annual Sidewalk Art Show in Norway, set for Saturday, July 14 on Main Street. Pictured is returning artist Roland Simard, who uses paper pulp and color to create landscapes of exceptional depth and warmth. Sponsors taking part in the Purchase Prize Program purchase a cash award in advance for $75, $200 or $350, and then choose a painting from participating artists on the street between 9 and 11 a.m. on the day of the show. To become a sponsor, contact Western Maine Art Group by email westernmaineartgroup@gmail.com or calling 743-7813.

June 19 — Storytime with Michelle, 10:30 a.m., library. June 23 — Lake Region Business & Consumer Expo, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Harrison VFW Post, Rte. 35. FMI: 809-4605, 776-3118. June 23 — Lake Region Open, followed by Trick Shot Show, 1 p.m., Point Sebago Golf Resort. June 23 — Saturday Night Supper, 5 p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Rd. DENMARK June 15 — Denmark Hikers, hike up to Crawford Notch, meet 8:30 a.m., Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. June 16 — Documentary film, Welcome to Lee, Me, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FMI: 452-2412. June 18 — Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., village park. June 20 — Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. June 23 — Humorist John McDonald, “Maine (When tourists aren’t around),” 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FMI: 452-2412. FRYEBURG

June 16 — Fryeburg Rotary Club Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. scramble shotgun start, Kezar Lake Country Club. FMI: 9362793, 925-2061. June 16 — Reception for artists in “Strangers & Others” exhibit, 13 p.m., Pace Gallery, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. June 18 — Fryeburg Bridge, 1 p.m., American Legion. June 19 — Fryeburg Business Assn. Social, 4-6 p.m., Carol Hanson Art, Inc., 14 Portland St. next to Key Bank. June 20 — Met Summer Encores: Le Comte Ory, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. June 21 — Summer Film Series, The Help, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON June 15, 22 — Harrison Farmers’ Market opens for season, 1 to 5 p.m., Harrison Town Hall parking lot. June 16 — Famous Chicken Pie Supper, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m.,

third to follow if needed, Bolsters Mills Methodist Church, Bolsters Mills Village. Reservations: 5839024; do not leave message. June 17 — Public Breakfast, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Harrison VFW, Waterford Rd. June 21 — Sun Print Workshop for children age 9 and up, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., library. FMI: 5832970. LOVELL June 14-23 — $1 A Bag Sale, 10 a.m. to noon M, W & F, Lovell Thrift Shop, Lovell Church, Rte. 5. June 15, 22 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Post #6783. June 16 — Life growing up in North Lovell, 1 p.m., Lovell Historical Society. June 18 — Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., library. June 18 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. June 20 — Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rte. 5 beside Wicked Good Store. June 20 — Cribbage, 9:30 to noon, library. June 20 — Program on Distracted Driving by Neighborhood Watch, 6:30 p.m., New Suncook School cafeteria. June 21-23 — Silent Auction, bidding 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., up to 1 p.m. Sat., clubhouse, Kezar Lake Country Club. June 21 — Gardening Group, noon, library. June 21 — Lovell Invasive Plant Patrol workshop, 1-7 p.m., library. 783-7733. June 22 — Sign-up for summer reading club and rec dept. programs, 1 to 3 p.m., library. June 22 — “Owls of Maine” program by Chewonki Foundation, 3 live owls, 2 p.m., library. NAPLES June 14, 21 — Naples Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI: 928-2187. June 14, 21 — Musical Play Group, 10:30 a.m., library. June 14 — Lego Club, 4 p.m., library. June 14, 21 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. June 15-17 — Maine Blues Festival, various businesses, Rte. 302. June 15 — Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.,

American Legion, Rte. 11. June 19 — Signups begin for Summer Reading Program, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Naples Library. June 19 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. June 20 — Book Discussion Group, 1:30 p.m., library. June 20 — Bingo, doors open 5 p.m., play starts 6:30 p.m., American Legion. June 23 — Chinese and Live Auction, doors open 3 p.m., auction starts 5 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. June 24 — Second annual Local Color Art Show, 2-6 p.m., Biergarten, Bray’s Brewpub and Eatery. FMI: 6 93-3502. June 24 — Doc’s Banjo Band, 6-7 p.m., Village Green. RAYMOND June 18 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., for Pre-schoolers, 11 a.m., library. June 20 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. June 21 — Prayer for the Nation, 7 p.m., Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Roosevelt Trl. June 23 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jordan Small School. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.0 June 24 — Summer Reading Program begins, library. SEBAGO June 20 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. June 23 — Bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., No. Sebago Methodist Church. June 24 — Sebago Historical Society building open for research, browsing (Bill Shelley talk postponed until Aug.), 347 Convene Rd. FMI: 787-2489. WATERFORD June 14 — Old glass plate photos of Waterford, by photographer Fred Johnson, 7 p.m., Waterford Historical Society, Old Town House next to town beach. June 16 — Waterford World’s Fair dance w/Monsta, 8 p.m. to midnight, fairgrounds. June 19 ­— Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., No. Waterford Congregational Church, Five Kezars Rd., opposite Melby’s Market.

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a.m., No. Bridgton Library. June 18 — Knitting Group, 11 a.m., library. June 18 — Conversational Spanish Group meeting, 1-2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 6478563, 647-4687. June 19-22 — Taoist Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Library Courtyard. Public welcome. June 19 — Tunes for Tots, 10:30 to 11 a.m., library. June 19 — Music with Jay, 11 to 11:30 a.m., library. June 19 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. June 19 — Free Community Supper by Special Operations Youth Group, Air Force Chapel, Hurlburt Field, Fla., 5 p.m., Community Center. June 19 — Bridgton Library Trustees meeting, 7 p.m., library. June 20 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. June 20 — Fireworks fundraiser, 10% off Campfire Grill menu, 4 p.m. to closing. June 21 — Trip to Hadlock Field to see Portland Sea Dogs by Bridgton & Sebago Rec, 4-9 p.m., leave & return, Old Town Hall. FMI: 647-8786. June 21 — Hike up Bald Pate Mountain, meet 5 p.m. at Bald Pate parking lot just past Five Fields Farm, Rte. 107. FMI: 6474352. June 23 — One Man’s Dream, talk by Jane Elwell about Heifer Intl. Program, 1-2 p.m., library. BROWNFIELD June 15, 22 — Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. June 15 — Rec meeting, 6 p.m., Community Center. June 16 — Father-Daughter Dance, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. June 18 — Husky Summer Camp starts, Community Center. FMI: 935-3800. CASCO June 14, 21 — Casco Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Casco Village Green, 940 Meadow Rd. FMI: 627-4199, 329-4598. June 14, 21 — Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. June 18 — Mens’ over 25 Basketball, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Center.

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Worshipping the seasons we enjoy so much Earth Notes “Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ localnet.com for details. Since moving into our home here in the country in Bridgton several years ago, we have enjoyed the seasonal changes throughout the year. The spring change over April and May is nothing less than glorious. From our second floor front windows, the view across the field and up to the hilltop is an ever-chang-

ing panorama of color from the many species and ages of wild grasses, bushes and trees. One day late in May, it all comes together, and I sense it as I step out the door. Our backyard contains two very old apple trees and one equally old pear tree, plus many lilac bushes and a maple tree. I am

certainly no agronomist, or any kind of agriculturist, or even a gardener. I tend to my grass cutting and trimming around our farmhouse with attached barn. The bushes and trees planted by my predecessors are roughly groomed when absolutely necessary. Otherwise they are just observed, especially during the spring growing season. From my point of view, I was just lucky to end up in this 100-year-old farmhouse on a few acres with great views from the front and back, with something less than 50 windows. On the more practical side, spring is about a warmer house, no more snow (hopefully) and changing from winter to light-

er clothes, but not our summer wear. We feel good about being outside, cooking on the grill, and checking on our Red Sox (some of us fans just never give up). The lawnmower is used frequently, recently given a big boost from the rain that came with the longextended electrical storm from 2 to 5 a.m. Memorial Day night. The constant lightning moved across the southwestern sky through our bedroom windows, just showering us with blinding white. I have never experienced such a thunderstorm, ever. I survived, but spent the day in a fog. I retired early, hopefully to feel rested on Wednesday morning. I tend to dwell on these current spring happenings, not to

creatures, face dangers with them and know their story.” To tackle the project, a production team was assembled which included: production manager, Pietro Serapiglia; wildlife consultant, William Carrick; and director of photography, Andrew Kitzanuk. The IMAX® camera began rolling in February 1987 near Port Perry, Ontario in frigid waters under nearly two feet of ice. Behind the camera for the under-ice sequences, was underwater cinematographer, Mal Wolfe. Getting the beavers’ story was not an easy operation. The beavers filmed for the produc-

tion were hand-reared in a natural setting under the care of wildlife expert, William Carrick. Accustomed to the presence of humans, but untrained, the beavers went about their business while a patient camera crew watched and waited for just the right moments. The regular film format of Beavers will be shown at the Magic Lantern on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Amy MacDonald, author of Little Beaver and the Echo, will inscribe a copy of her book and mail it to the lucky winner of the Beaver Daze Raffle. All events are free.

Co-existing with Beavers Program Owen Brown, Ph.D., president of Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife (BWW), and Sharon Brown, BWW biologist, will give a program about “Living with Beavers” at the Bridgton Public Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. They will show Coexisting with Beavers, a half-hour film with close-ups and exciting action footage of beavers and other pond animals, and answer questions. BWW has created both videos and literature about lasting, environment-friendly solutions for people/beaver conflicts, including a technical paper on managing beaver flooding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. When problems, such as unwanted tree cutting, arise, removing beavers

is a short-term solution as studies show others soon migrate into the vacant habitat. Parks can be ideal sites to demonstrate methods to coexist with this “watchable wildlife” species. Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife (BWW) is an educational nonprofit that has been helping people to learn about beavers and enjoy the benefits of this keystone species for 22 years. Although BWW is based in New York, the Browns have traveled as far as Alaska, China and Scotland to consult on beaver cases and present programs. Also at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, the Stephen Low film, Beavers, will be shown at the Magic Lantern Theater. With Beavers, the challenge was to produce an equally intimate film about a very different kind of animal. “Our aim” says filmmaker Low, “was to use the amazing resolution and size of the 15/70 format to totally immerse the viewer in the world of the beaver. We wanted to allow the audience to swim and play amongst these

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The Lake Region High School SkazzCats will be performing as part of the Maine Blues Festival at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, in the Bray’s Beer Garden. The SkazzCats play a blend of jazz, ska, blues, and light rock music.s They have played

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Free community kettle dinner today Bridgton Community Center board members will be hosting the free Community Kettle dinner on Thursday, June 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. The dinner will be meatloaf, baked potatoes, orange glazed carrots and blueberry pudding cake. There will be a Driver Safety Class for people 50-plus on Monday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 647-3116 to register or for more information. The Kids Katering Summer Lunch program for ages 18 and under will start on Monday, June 25 through Friday, Aug. 24. Lunches are served at noon; on Monday, they’re served at the Bridgton Community Center, and the rest of the week the lunches are served at Highland Lake Beach. The lunches are free, and no registration is necessary. A pancake breakfast to support Bridgton Fireworks will be served on Saturday, June 16, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Masonic Hall on Route 117. The breakfast is sponsored by the Masons, Bridgton Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region. For more information, call 647-6055. There will be a Bake/Craft Sale on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Methodist Church. For more information, call 693-3476. Bridgton Arts & Crafts’ summer schedule of being open seven days a week begins Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store is located on Depot Street across from the Community Center. There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hannaford supermarket on Route 302. For more information, call 1-800-482-0743. There will be a benefit dinner for the Maguire family by Lake Region Vineyard Church on Saturday, June 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

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it would last longer. As I write here at my desk, I view the bridal wreath just a few feet away from my window. I’m already planning to trim it heavily in the fall, dreading the dead look through the fall and winter. Every so often around the house, lots of cutting and trimming is absolutely essential, as “everything grows in Maine.” I do not want to move back to flatland to a small house in a full neighborhood with cars, cars, cars (I am so sick of cars!). Sooner rather than later, all the views will be just a memory. Best to now just enjoy it. — Ronald J. Fryer, May 31, 2012

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rush summer just yet. It goes by too quickly once July 4th is upon us. We usually, but not always, have a dry July and August. “Where did summer go?” is the much-asked question come September. In the southern states it evens stretches into October. In October we start preparing for winter. Our springs and summers are not just enjoyed, but worshipped. People from away find our cooler summers a delight, although not at the seashore, with our great tree coverage in our more than ample forests. The cool air at night condenses the moisture in the humid hot air, and then the cooling effect helps dissipates the heat. If only

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Vivid backdrop enhances concert at Brick Church The Brick Church for the Performing Arts (BCPA) in Lovell heard some wonderful music June 7, when Heather Masse and Jed Wilson were the guest performers. The vivid backdrop of deep blue accented with green trim, described as “wings,” was donated by Transformit Inc. of Gorham, through BCPA board member Jonathan Crowe, who is the vice president of Design for the company. Set in front of the stark white wall, it provides a dramatic background for the performers. This improvement to the building shows how far the group has come to transform it as a place for entertainment for the public. The evening’s concert was to raise money for the rebuilding of the belfry, which is badly needed. With Heather and Jed as the headliners, the church was filled to capacity. Heather, who is a Lovell girl, sang some songs familiar to the audience, but most were songs she had written herself. The couple stirred the audience by raising them up with a jazzy beat, only to bring it down to a slow smooth level. Heather’s range gives her the opportunity to play with a tune that gave delight to the listeners. No one went away disappointed with the evening’s entertainment. The Neighborhood Watch will hold a program on distracted driving on Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Suncook School Cafeteria. Trooper Dan Hanson of the Maine State Police will talk about the dangers and the laws pertaining to distracted driving. When it was just cell phones held to the ear, it was dangerous enough, but now, with all those who think they can text and drive, the conditions could be fatal. Trooper Hanson, who is a certified crash reconstructionist, will try to explain how distraction can lead to these fatal crashes. If you have teenagers, this would be a great opportunity for them to hear what can happen if you aren’t paying attention to your driving. This meeting is open to the public and it’s free. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library’s summer program will be “Dream Big — Read.” The “Start of Summer” Party will be held on Friday, June 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. That day children from ages two to 12 can sign up to be a member to the summer reading club. When each child signs up, they will be given a reading log that can be used to redeem prizes over the summer. They will also be able to receive a free ticket voucher for a Portland Sea Dogs game of their choosing. At 2 p.m., the Greater Lovell Land Trust will present a Chewonki program, “Owls of Maine.” The children will have the opportunity to learn about the habits and adaptations of native Maine owls. The stars of this program will be a live Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, the Screech Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl. After the informative slide show, the children and others can meet the birds in person. This is a program for kids and adults alike, for the slam-dunk beginning of the library’s summer for kids. The library is also having a program for the younger children, infants to five years old (Star Babies) and K-2 children (Dream Catchers). Their Story Time will be held on Fridays starting June BRICK CHURCH, Page B

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Outgoing Naples Lions Club Treasurer Diane Monaco, seated at left, drafted a check for $2,000 for the Retino Blastoma Camping Program at Camp Sunshine. This rare form of cancer attacks the retina of the eye of very young children. The Naples Lions have sponsored a family attending the camp for each of the last six years it has been offered, for a total of $10,500 in aid. Seated beside Monaco is current club President Arlene Stetson; in back is Mike Smith, director of Special Events; Matt Hoidel, executive director at Camp Sunshine and incoming Lions Club President Jack Horne.

ideal of treating and preventing blindness, the Naples Lions Club offered their aid to the camp from the very beginning of the program. In late 2006, Executive Director of Camp Sunshine, Matt Hoidel was a guest speaker at the local club. He explained that the following spring would provide a new camping program to families with a child facing this unusual childhood disease. He mentioned that the weekly cost for a family attending camp at the Casco site was $1,500. The club voted to include that amount in its annual budget. Then President (King Lion) Harvey Buzzell shared this fact with a group of friends with whom he met weekly for lunch. One of these friends became an anonymous “matching grant” donor, and for the first two years provided an additional $1,500 annually in aid for families attending the camp. Costs have now risen to $2,000 a year, as has the Naples’ grant. Due to the close proximity of the camp, the Lions have also undertaken several other causes in support of the efforts of Camp Sunshine. Monies have been provided to finance the construction of the recently-opened volunteer housing and meeting space. Early in its existence, the club donated to the emergency electrical generator fund and provided volunteers to assist in its installation. It has been the largest single charity supported by the local Lions. They are proud to be responsible for over $15,000 in total donations in the past nine years.

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AREA EVENTS June 14-30 — Lajos Matolcsy Art Gallery annual juried Art Show, prizes awarded June 16, Weds. 9 a.m. to noon, Thurs.Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-7813, 7396161. June 15, 22 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. June 16 — Free Jazz Dance classes sign-up for ages 11-19, 9 to 11 a.m., Art Moves Dance Studio, Cottage St., Norway. FMI: 743-5569. June 16 — Used Book & DVD Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windham Hill Church, 140 Windham Center Rd. FMI: 8924217. June 16 — Guided Nature

Hikes, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. June 16, 23 — Beginning Knitters, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. June 16 — Friends of Soldiers Memorial Library, 12:30 p.m., library, 85 Main St., Hiram. June 16 — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 583-6677. June 17 — Comic illustrator J.K. Woodward print sale fundraiser for The Starting Point, 14 p.m., The Met Coffee House & Fine Art Gallery, No. Conway, N.H. June 18 — Morning Book Group, Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, 10:15 a.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. June 18 — Book Discussion Group, Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett, 11 a.m. to noon, Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI:

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(Continued from Page B) 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. with the Star Babies. The themes for the Star Babies group will be: July 6, Luna Tunes; July 13, Night Visitors; and July 20, Starry Nights. The Dream Catchers are the same July dates, but starting at 1 p.m., with programs “Light up the Night,” “Dream On” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Dates for August will be in the library’s August newsletter for both groups of children. The library will be the place for rec sign-ups on Friday, June 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., when Lovell Rec Director Meg Dyer will register any children who have not signed up for the recreational programs. Programs available are tennis, horse care, fly-fishing, and many others. This is the chance to make your choice. The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will hold a special screening of the locally-made film, You Can’t Kill Stephen King on Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. This fea-

ture-length horror film was the brainstorm of Monroe Mann and Ronnie Khalil. The film centers around a group of friends who decide erroneously to visit the lake where Stephen King spends his summers. Mann, who graduated from Fryeburg Academy, made the film with help from his buds. Many of the scenes were shot in Lovell and Severance Lodge in 2010. The film took the People’s Choice-Best Feature Film award during the LA Film Festival in Lewiston. A Los Angeles agency, Camelot Entertainment Group, took the film to the Cannes Film Market in France, where it had a successful run. The film was written by Mann, Khalil and Bob Madia, and was directed by Mann, Khalil and Jorge Valdes-lga. All proceeds from tickets sold will be donated to the Kezar Lake Watershed Association. The annual Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Luncheon will be held at Severance Lodge Club on Sunday, June 24 at noon. This is the event where

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625-4650. June 18 — Barbara Bald poetry reading from Drive-through Window, 7 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. June 19 — Christian Women United luncheon, 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, East Main St., South Paris. Reservations: Janice, 743-5770. June 19 — Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-6615. June 19 — Program on heirloom plants with Karen Downing, master gardener, 7 p.m., Chatham Historical Society, Chatham, N.H. Town Hall. June 20 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. June 21 — New Gloucester Strawberry Festival, 6-8 p.m., Congregational Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Rd., New Gloucester.

the library celebrates the effort of all the volunteers who works diligently for the library. It’s also a sort of gathering of friends after the winter. The special guest speaker will be our own Jo Radner. The price of the ticket is $20 and reservations can be made by calling the library at 925-3177. The annual Lovell Historical Society Dinner will be held at Ebenezer’s on Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m. The menu is a choice of sirloin tips, salmon or chicken breast with salad and dessert included for $24. For those interested in attending, contact the society at 925-3234. June 7 started another round of Thursday Ladies Days golf at the Lake Kezar Country Club. With a group of ladies attending from Eagle Mountain, there was a great crowd. Nothing complicated, just keep track of those putts. Winners in third place were Thea Middlemiss, Nancy Fitzsimmons, Betsy Huebner, Ethel Hurst, Lee Beatty and Marylou DuBeau, with 16 putts. In second place were Ann Nelson and Cathy Duggan, with 15 putts. The first place winners were Peg Robbins, Alma Richards, Ellie Veale and Sandy Estes, with 14. Peg Robbins, Mary Sayles, Ann Nelson and Alma Richards all won for a chip in. Great day, great company.

Area events Knights will serve a baked haddock supper The Knights of Columbus invite you to another great Baked Haddock Supper on Saturday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 225 South High Street in Bridgton. The menu is baked haddock, mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and Chef Paul’s wonderful dessert. The cost at the door is $8 per person, or advance tickets at $7 are available from any Knights of Columbus member. Monsta dance at Waterford Fairgrounds WATERFORD — Put on your dancing shoes and head on over to the Waterford World’s Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 16 for an evening of fun and exercise. The band will be Monsta and the music will start at 8 p.m. and go until midnight. The charge is $10 per person and it will be a BYOB dance. The fairgrounds is located at 36 Irving Green Road, North Waterford, just off Route 35 and across from Melby’s Market. The snack shack will be open for light refreshments and free ice. For more information, call Lisa Scribner at 890-7669. Bake sale, 11 vendor crafts at Methodist Church There’ll be 11 new vendors, all different from last year, at this year’s annual Bake/Craft Sale at the Bridgton Methodist Church on Main Street. The sale will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. What’s happening at Soldiers Library HIRAM — Friends of Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street, Hiram, will

hold their Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 16, at 12:30 p.m. (please note the time change from previous postings). All friends, old and new, are encouraged to attend, and refreshments will be served. The library now offers printing and scanning service from laptops; software is provided for installation. Also, the Monday Knotty Knitters meet weekly from noon to 2 p.m. New members are welcome. The third Monday Book Discussion Group meets June 18 from 11 a.m. to noon. They’ll discuss Ann Patchett’s Truth and Beauty. For more information, call the library at 625-4650. Their hours are Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The library has a new webpage, www.soldiers.lib.me.us or Friend them on Facebook.

Guided nature hikes at Shaker Village NEW GLOUCESTER — Guided nature hikes around Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester, will take place on Saturday, June 16, at both 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Hikers will walk through woods, fields, around the lake, to Aurelia’s Cascade and the Old County Road. The fee is $5 for adults; $2 for children; under 6 free. For more information, call 926-4597 or visit www.shaker.lib.me.us Public Breakfast at Harrison VFW HARRISON — The Harrison VFW on the Waterford Road will hold its popular Public Breakfast on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the post on Route

35. The breakfast features scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and country gravy, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit cup, sweet breads, orange juice and beverage. Donations will be accepted.

Learn conversational Spanish Conversational Spanish group meetings are starting Monday, June 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the North Bridgton Library. For more information, contact Heather at 647-8563 or Judy at 647-4687. Fryeburg Business Association social FRYEBURG — Carol Hanson is pleased to host the next Fryeburg Business Association Social at her new location, Carol Hanson Art, Inc., 14 Portland St, next to Key Bank, on Tuesday, June 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be light refreshments served and a chance to create your own piece of art to take home. This social is open to all. Bring your business cards and enjoy some great networking and sharing. Please RSVP to carolhansonart@aol.com. Campfire Grill supporting fireworks fund drive No 4th of July Fireworks in Bridgton? Not without the public’s help, in cooperation with businesses like the Campfire Grille on Route 302, which is donating 10% of its proceeds from meals on Wednesday, June 20, from 4 p.m. to closing. The amount of $6,500 must be raised by the Bridgton Community Center by June 27. No taxpayer funds will be used on this year’s fireworks. Once again, the owners of Campfire Grille are pitchEVENTS, Page B

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Legion hosting benefit The family of Laurie A. Carter Bergen is having a benefit Chinese and Live Auction for the Laurie A. Carter-Bergen Memorial Softball Field. This will take place at the American Legion Post #155 on Route 11 in Naples on Saturday, June 23. The doors will open at 3 p.m.,

with the auction starting at 5 p.m. There’ll be many articles, gift certificates, raffles, snack bar and much, much more. The family thanks everyone for donating and coming to play. The Red Hat Ladies of The Lake Luncheon Group will be meeting on Friday, June 29 at

noon at Tom’s Restaurant on the top of Main Hill in Bridgton. Those who have signed up and cannot attend should call Marie at 627-1001 by Monday, June 25. If you haven’t signed up and want to go, call as well. One of our dear Red Hatters passed away, Phyllis Chandler of Fryeburg. She was such a nice lady. Always a smile and a hello to all her friends. She will be sadly missed by our group as well as family and friends. To send condolence cards, her daughter’s address is Mrs. Irwin Jones, 20 Barker Road, Stoneham, ME 04231. June birthdays are Elaine DeMasse, Sandy Fredricks, Alice Hill, Linda Nielson and Phyllis Chandler would have had her birthday as well.

A Fish Fry will be held on Friday, June 15 at the American Legion. Take dad out for an early Father’s Day. The meal starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. Sunday is Father’s Day, so don’t forget dad. This is the weekend for the Maine Blues Festival. There will be venues from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 all over town — at Bray’s Brew Pub, Merced’s, the Freedom Cafe and the Legion, the latter of which will hold their events on Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday beginning at noon. Then on Sunday, Father’s Day, breakfast will be served at the Legion starting at 8 a.m. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads.

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Birth announcement Kaela Delan and Anthony Villacci of Otisfield have a boy, Frank Anthony Villacci, born June 1 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Frank weighed seven pounds,

two ounces. Maternal grandparents are Pamela and Bob Carli of Naples, and Dana and Anita McConkey of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Sandra Villacci.

annual Sun Print Workshop on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sun Prints are made using specially treated paper, water, and the light of the sun. The art created in the workshop will be exhibited at the library, and will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the library. Registration by June 20 is required; for more information please call the library at 583-2970.

Casco Church supperJune 23 CASCO — Another delicious, traditional Saturday Night Supper, including rolls and beverages, will be served on Saturday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at The Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road, Route 121, Casco Village. The cost is $7 adults and $4 children under 10,

families with small children $20. to 4 p.m. at the Sabbathday Lake The Diaconate Committee spon- Shaker Village, Route 26, New sors the supper. Gloucester. Award-winning Lake Region Business & Norm Devonshire will instruct Consumer Expo in Harrison participants on the use of the HARRISON — Organizers knife, how to make the cuts and of the Lake Region Business & how to sharpen the knife for the Consumer Expo are now accept- carving of a Scottie dog. Cost is ing vendors for the show, to be $25; pre-registration is required. held on Saturday, June 23, from Call 926-4597, or visit www. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ronald shaker.lib.me.us St. John VFW Post, Route 35 Two herb workshops at (Waterford Road) in Harrison. Shaker Village Admission is free to this public NEW GLOUCESTER event. Cost to exhibitors is $25; — Two Herb Workshops will reserve your space early. Call be held in June at Sabbathday Muffett Crowell at 809-4605 or Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, Lisa Villa at 776-3118. New Gloucester. The first, on Pickwick Club to meet Saturday, June 23, “Planning an AUBURN — The Pickwick Herb Garden: Year One,” focusClub, a Charles Dickens dis- es on hands-on planning, which cussion group, will meet in the will leave participants with a Community Room at the Auburn written garden plan based on Public Library on Saturday, June site, climate, soil and plants. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 The second, on Saturday, June p.m. The book up for discus- 30, is “Cooking with Lavender,” sion is Bleak House. For more at which recipes galore will information, or RSVP, call be available for this flavorful Alexis at 778-4510, Joanne at herb, and a lavender meal will 583-6957 or the library at 333- be created. Recipe books and 6640. plant samples will be provided. Beginner’s woodcarving Both workshops will be taught by Betsey-Ann Golon, Shaker workshop NEW GLOUCESTER Village herbalist. Both cost $40, — A Beginners’ Woodcarving and pre-registration is required. Workshop will be held on Call 926-4597, or visit www. Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. shaker.lib.me.us

Heartwarming film at Denmark Arts Center DENMARK — A film about the small rural town of Lee, Maine, by director Bill Perna, will be shown at the Denmark Arts Center on Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. Welcome to Lee, Me focuses on how the 845 residents of Lee come together after becoming the smallest town in America to lose two sons in the Iraqi War. The town has many different views on the war, though they all come together, united, supporting each other through their loss. Welcome to Lee, Me, is a heartwarming story of a traditional Maine town, overcoming its heartbreak. Perna will be on hand for a

question-and-answer period after the film, moderated by the Denmark Art Center’s Director, Jamie Hook. Perna, a Freeport resident, studied film at New York University, and has worked with legendary documentarian Albert Maysles. Before moving to Freeport, Perna enjoyed a 20-year career in marketing and advertising. The presentation is part of a series by the Maine Humanities Council, featuring special guests for post-show discussions. A $10 donation is suggested. The Denmark Arts Center is located at 50 West Main Street in Denmark Village.

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(Continued from Page B) ing in to support community projects. The Bridgton fireworks will be held on Tuesday, July 3. Invasive plant workshop LOVELL — The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program will hold a workshop on learning how to identify invasive aquatic plants on Thursday, June 21, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library on Route 5 in Lovell. The Lovell Invasive Plant Prevention Committee sponsors the workshop. To register, contact the VLMP office at 783-7733 or e-mail vlmp@ mainevlmp.org Sun Print workshop at Harrison Village Library HARRISON — Children aged 9 and up are invited to attend Harrison Village Library’s

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Blues Festival rocks Naples (Continued from Page B) “He (Lindsay) is technically brilliant. But, he plays with a maturity that is amazing for an 11 year old boy,” he said. “He will play at the village green Then, we are going to put him in front of the grown-ups at the Bier Garden,” where he will be paired with his teacher, Denny Breau. So, whether weekend plans are being billed as dad’s night out or is centered on the family — or it’s a combination of both, everyone can get his or her fill of blues music at this annual festival. On Saturday, the Village Green offers a kid-friendly atmosphere from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meanwhile, shuttles will be offered for the duration of the festival on Saturday. “It is the kind of festival where sometimes people want to get off their feet. If you are a parent herding three kids it is a plus to able to get on the bus,” he said. “We want people to have a good time. We want them to be safe. So, the shuttles are a no–brainer,” he said. For more information about shuttle schedules, go to www. mainebluesfestival. Kimball said people involved with the festival follow the mantra, ‘give back to the community.’

Strangers & Others exhibit

STRANGERS & OTHERS is the title of a new exhibit featuring 15 artists at the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries at Fryeburg Academy. This piece was created by Gary Ambrose of Denmark.

FRYEBURG — The Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy is hosting “Strangers & Others” — a 15-artist exhibition curated by Heather Frederick, director of VoxPhotographs of Belfast and Portland. The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 18, includes four sculptures by Gary Ambrose of Denmark. A Meet the Artists reception will be held this Saturday, June 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. “Thoughts on the Figure” (apple wood, oak, cast acrylic, paint) by Gary Ambrose is included in “Strangers & Others” at Pace Galleries at Fryeburg Academy. Artists from Bar Harbor to Limerick “bring together an exhilarating firestorm of interpretations of the human face and

figure,” according to Frederick. “I knew the combination of twoand three-dimensional visions would be provoking — and it is.” Participating artists are: Photographers: Sharon Arnold (MDI), Thomas Birtwistle (Central Maine), Felice Boucher (Portland area), Ben DeHaan (Portland area), Brenton Hamilton (Midcoast), Arla Patch (Western), David Puntel (Portland area) and Abigail Wellman (Southwest). Sculptors: Gary Ambrose (Western), Kerstin Engman (Midcoast), Diane Green Hebert (Midcoast), Jean Noon (Southern), Aaron Stephan (Portland area), Richard Whittier (Midcoast) and John Wilkinson (Deer Isle). Eight fine art photographers use processes from digital archi-

val paper prints, photographs infused into coated metal, 1850s gum bichromate prints and 1860s ambrotypes (glass) to realize their works. Sculptors use plywood, stucco, bronze, plastic, cement, wood, paper, fibreglass and wire. “It’s all about an artist’s unique vision,” said Frederick, “and ‘Strangers & Others’ cuts a wide swath. Whether through the use of unexpected materials or provoking content, the works on exhibit in ‘Strangers & Others’ will lead the viewer down a sometimes surreal, other times humorous, but always stimulating, path to new aesthetic destinations.” For more information, and for hours of operation, call the Performing Arts Box Office at 935-9232, or go online to www. fryeburgacademy.org/pac

(Continued from Page B) concert series, IMAI will perform one “Northward Bound” concert at the St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in Berlin, N.H. For more specific information on this “Northward Bound” concert, please contact IMAI. Concert schedule All programs are subject to change. • Thursday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. — “Mozart, the Master,” Serenade in G Major, K. 525; “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola,

K. 423; String Quintet in C Major, K. 425. • Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. — Dohnanyi, Serenade in C Major for String Trio; Barber — String Quartet, op. 11 (1936); Beethoven, String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, op. 95 “Serioso.” • Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. — Bach, Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor, BWV 1060; Schumann, Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, op. 110; Brahms, String Sextet No. 1 in Bb Major, op. 18. • Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m. — Beethoven, String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18 no. 1;

Françaix, Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1933); Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 2 in Eb Major, K. 493. • Monday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. — “Music in the Making,” free and open to the public. • Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m., at St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emry Street, Berlin, N.H., “Northward Bound.” Other show dates include: July 11 to July 14. Since its first season in 1997, the International Musical Arts Institute has drawn together more than 230 performers,

both young aspiring musicians on the brink of their careers with seasoned artists of international reputation, all of whom who have come from thirty nations on five continents to attend this annual summer residency program for intensive study, artistic development, and the joy of music-making which they share with concert audiences. For more information about the IMAI concert series, please visit the website at www.imaifestival.org or e-mail at imaifryeburg@earthlink.net or call 617-965-4745 (603-367-8661 during July 1 through July 15).

Although the festival operates as a for-profit entity, “we try to act like a nonprofit. If we wind up in the black, we hand out money for kids to go to college,” Kimball said. This autumn, Maine Blues Festival plans to provide scholarships to seven Maine Community Colleges. What: The Maine Blues Festival. Where: At numerous Naples establishments around town and on the Causeway, including on the Songo River Queen II and at the Naples Village Green. When: Friday night through Sunday – with most blues artists’ shows on Saturday. Cost: On Friday night, there is no admission. During Saturday’s events, festival-goers must buy wristbands at a cost of $12 per person if purchased in advance; and, $16 per person if purchased on festival day. Children under 12 are free; therefore, anyone age 13 years or older pays an admission on Saturday. Advance tickets: located at the American Legion Post No. 155, Bray’s Brewpub and Eatery, Bull Moose outlets, Evergreen Credit Union, Freedom Café, The Galley, Merced’s on Brandy Pond, Sandy’s on Long Lake, Songo River Queen II, and Tony’s Foodland.

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June 14, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C Hancock Lumber’s

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COMEBACK COMPLETE — Fryeburg Academy junior Maddy Pearson slides in safely on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning for the game’s winning run against Gray-New Gloucester last Saturday. The top-ranked Raiders rallied from a 3-2 deficit to move on to the West final, scheduled for Wednesday against Greely. Celebrating following the winning run were Raider Sarah Harriman (middle) and FA Head Coach Fred Apt (right). Gray-NG pitcher Maggie Chaplin (left) looks on. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Andrews Damon/Fryeburg Academy)

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — “In the playoffs, anything can happen.” Fryeburg Academy head coach Fred Apt has seen his Raiders rally from big and small deficits in past playoff games over the past five years, clearing the path to state championship titles. So, when the top-ranked Raiders (171) fell behind fifth-seeded Gray-New Gloucester in Saturday’s Class B West semifinal game at the Legion Field, one might think Coach Apt expected his team to fight back and win. He was confident, but not entirely sure. “A month or so ago, I’m not so sure we come back and win,” he told his players after Fryeburg scored twice in their last at bat to fend off the upset-minded Patriots, 4-3. “We’ve grown up a lot. I couldn’t be more proud of the way you responded here today.” Gray-NG (14-5) seemingly had the

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Up next • Class B West finals, #1 Raiders (171) vs. #2 Greely (16-2). • Due to rain, the game was postponed Wednesday, and rescheduled for this afternoon, Thursday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College in Standish. • The Raider/Greely winner advances to the Class B state championship game on Saturday, June 16, at Brewer High School at 3:30 p.m. The West champ will take on the East champ, either Old Town or Nokomis, whose game was scheduled for Wednesday. Raiders on the ropes after taking a 32 lead in the top of the seventh. Lefty Samantha Wilkins, who had struck out twice, whacked a double down the leftfield line to open the inning. FA pitcher Sarah

Harriman appeared to have weathered the storm when she struck out the next two Patriots. But, leadoff hitter Sandra Ricardi (who went 3-for-4) won a lengthy at bat, driving a 3-2 pitch up the middle for a single. FA outfielder Maddie Pearson made a hard charge on the ball, but a bobble on the exchange of the ball from her glove to her hand gave Wilkins the extra step she needed to beat the throw at the plate. With senior captain Maggie McConkey vocally encouraging her teammates to fight back, the Raiders showed the heart of a defending champion. Carla Tripp certainly showed her mettle. After dropping a wellplaced bunt near the first baseline for a hit, the junior catcher dropped to one knee and vomited, likely due to dehydration. With the trainer by her side, Tripp was asked whether she could stay in the game. There was no hesitation. She answered with an emphatic, “Yes!” If the Patriots thought the upset stomach RAIDERS, Page C

With the end of the spring sports season, Lake Region athletes were honored last week at the annual Boosters’ Club Just Desserts Night. Awards were presented to: Principal’s Award, given to the student-athlete who achieved an overall grade point average higher than a 90, was a captain of a team and was an all-conference selection: Rachel Wandishin, Kat Merrill, TJ Leach, Alice Sanborn, Wes Sulloway and Nele Haundschild. LR Boosters Sportsmanship Award: Jacqui Black and Dakota Bush. Sonya Flanigan Award to the top female athlete: Abby Craffey and Rachel Wandishin. Steve Gammon Award to the top male athlete: TJ Leach. Carol Youker Ski Award to: Jacqui Black. DESSERTS, Page C

VARSITY GIRLS’ TENNIS — Members of this spring’s Lake Region High School varsity girls’ tennis team were (left to right) Alice Sanborn, Theresa Butler, Monica Couvillion, Kat Merrill, Aly Kepler, Momo Nakamura, Frances Kimball and Nele Haunschild. The team was coached by Kim Peterson.

The Lake Region varsity girls’ tennis team closed out the spring season on a high note, sweeping a doubleheader from Old Orchard Beach. Having to play two matches, one due to a rain out, two eightgame pro sets were played. Winning both matches at first singles was Nele Haunschild 8-0, 8-0 over OOB’s Colleen Dyer.  Monica Couvillion won both her matches at second singles, 8-3, 80 beating Gagrielle Card. Playing third singles, Theresa Butler

lost her first match to Jacyln MacDonald 7-9 while struggling with an injury. On the doubles side, the LR first and second doubles teams won both matches. Kat Merrill and Alice Sanborn defeated OOB’s Amanda Townsend and Kaitlyn Gagnon 8-0, 8-2, while second doubles Aly Kepler and Frances Kimball downed OOB’s Jessica Greenleaf and Kayley Allen, 8-4, 8-2. Lake Region’s last match at Camp Skylemar with North

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Zach Tidd works hard at the game of lacrosse, both in practices as well as games. “He is always exhausted at the end of the games because he gives it everything he has,” Lake Region varsity lacrosse coach Don White said. “He is a great student-athlete to coach because he wants to improve everyday. He loves playing lacrosse.” Coach White says Zach is really fun to watch on the lacrosse field. He is an elusive player with the ball. He can change direction on a dime and make his defenders go the wrong way. He is a physical player even when the opponent is a lot bigger than him.  “He is one of the best ground ball players on the team with over 50 ground balls this year. Because he is hard to catch, he does a great job at clearing the ball from one end to the other,” Coach White said. “Zach has become more confident throughout the season, especially in shooting. He started out this year only taking one shot per game, and ended up scoring five goals in the second half of the season. In the last game, the opposing coach singled him out to his team to prevent him from shooting.” Being only a sophomore, Coach White is really looking forward to watching him play over the next two years.     In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Zach 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 speciallydesigned t-shirt, sponsored by

Zach Tidd

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The Tidd File

Name: Zach Tidd Year in School: Sophomore Town: Casco Parents: Eileen and Trevor Tidd School Activities/Sports: Lacrosse Q. Why did you choose this sport? ZT. In eighth grade, baseball was never my thing and I’ve always loved contact sports so I figured I’d give lacrosse a try. Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? ZT. Sadly, our season just ended, but for next season I hope to be our top scorer. Q. What do you enjoy the most? ZT. I really enjoy playing Fryeburg Academy. We are well-matched teams and it makes for a very intense, competitive game. Q. What do you like the least? ZT. When kids skip practice to go fishing, and when we play teams way out of our league. Q. What makes you successful? ZT. I’m very competitive. During the season, I’m

ZACH, Page C

ANOTHER RECORD EFFORT — Kate Hall, a freshman at Lake Region, broke the school record in the 100 meters twice at Saturday’s New England Championships. She finished third overall.

Hall’s record day; Bedell’s big sprint

Lakers sweep Gulls in tennis finale Yarmouth Academy saw first singles Nele Haunschild beat Sarah Jordan in a close match 7-5, 6-4. Second singles Monica Couvillion lost to a strong allconference singles player, NYA’s Jessica Powers, 0-6, 0-6 Theresa Butler lost her match to Ally Morrison.  On the doubles side, Kat Merrill and Alice Sanborn lost to Maggie Meixell and Mina Stam 6-3, 6-4, while Aly Kepler and Momo Nakamura won their last match of the season 6-3, 6-4

over Carly Lappas and Emma Randall.  Lake Region ended up losing a close match 3-2 against tournament-bound North Yarmouth Academy.

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Nele Haunschild was selected first team All-Conference. “She was nominated and unanimously voted in against a tough group of competition,” LR CoachKim Peterson said. “This is the first time in over 10 years

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SACO — In a season which they set new time records and won state titles, Kate Hall of Lake Region and Corinn Bedell of Fryeburg Academy put together strong efforts against New England’s best track and field competitors. At the New England Track and Field championships held at Thornton Academy in Saco on Saturday, Hall placed third overall in the 100 meters, setting a new Lake Region record. The LR freshman won the 100-meter state title this spring. Meanwhile, Bedell erased early leads by some competitors and landed fifth in the 400 meters. A senior, Bedell won the state Class B title in the 400 meters. In the 100 meters, Kate ran 12.23 in the trials, breaking her school record set last

week. In the finals, she ran a 12.20 to earn third place. Yes, that was a new school record also. Shellyann Lindo, a senior from Connecticut, won the event in 11.75. She had posted a 12.07 in the trials. “It was a great finish to a great season,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. Hall placed 14th in the long jump with a 16-4.50 effort. The winning mark was 18-6. “It was a nice sunny day with a breeze at times. The breeze affected Kate’s performance in the long jump,” Coach Snow said.  Bedell ended up in the fast heat for seeding, but in “the no man’s lane 8” where you run blind, not seeing other runners, for over half the race, Fryeburg Academy Coach Bill TRACK, Page C


Regional sports

Page C, The Bridgton News, June 14, 2012

Just Desserts (Continued from Page C) Rick Worthley Golf Award to: Ryan Chute. Football Scholarship to: Jake Fleck. Varsity Club Awards (Selected by Coaches) Cross-Country running: TJ Leach and Maude Meeker. Field Hockey: Alice Sanborn. CAROL YOUKER SKI Football: Ryan Skillern. AWARD winner was Jacqui Golf: Patrick Hayes. Boys’ Soccer: Dakota Bush. Black. Girls’ Soccer: Rachel Basketball: Alex Hartford Wandishin. and Abby Craffey. Volleyball: Allison Clark. Cheerleading: Stephanie Alpine Skiing: Wes Sulloway Winslow. and Emily Doviak. DESSERTS, Page 3C PRINCIPAL’S AWARD WINNERS — Receiving the highest award at the annual Just Desserts Night, sponsored by the Lake Region Boosters’ Club were (left to right) TJ Leach, Alice Sanborn, Wesley Sulloway, Kathryn Merrill and Nele Haunschild. Recipients had to acquire a 90 or better grade point average, all-conference status and be a team captain.

TOP ATHLETES — Receiving awards as the top female and male athletes were: (left to right) Rachel Wandishin and Abby Craffey, co-recipients of the Sonya Flanigan Award; and TJ Leach, recipient of the Steve Gammon Award.

COACH OF THE YEAR — Dave Lepage, who guided the Ice Cats varsity ice hockey team. The club includes players from both Lake Region and Fryeburg Academy. SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS were Dakota Bush and Jacqui Black. (Photos courtesy of Loralee Leach)

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Fantastic finish pushes Raiders to West title game (Continued from Page C)

might slow down the speedy Tripp, they were dead wrong. Tripp stole second base and moved up on a catcher’s error. Pearson hit a roller to third, but with Tripp on third, Patriots Maria Valente immediately fired the ball to home plate. After Pearson stole second base, McConkey (3-for-4) looped a 1-2 pitch into shallow leftfield, scoring Tripp. The throw to the plate allowed Pearson to move up to third base, setting the stage for an unlikely finish. On the first pitch to Harriman, Gray-NG pitcher Maggie Chaplin skidded a pitch, which catcher Wilkins was unable to handle. As the ball went to the backstop, Pearson easily scored and Raider Nation celebrated a victory — and kept alive FA’s hopes of another state title. “That’s how you battle. You never give up,” Coach Apt told his players after the game. “We had put the ball in play all day, and finally, something good happened.” The day, however, didn’t start out well. Gray-NG sent a quick message that they were going to take their swings against Harriman, who had blanked the

Patriots 5-0 earlier this season while allowing just one runner to reach second base. Wilkins knocked the first pitch into left for a hit. Shortstop Alexandra Thompson followed with a bunt single. Wilkins was erased on a fine stop by FA shortstop Sydney Charles. But, Thompson scored when a double steal resulted in the ball sailing into leftfield and the Raiders failing to come up with the loose ball. Maria Valente, who reached on a fielder’s choice, later scored on a passed ball. Fryeburg responded in the home half of the inning when McConkey singled sharply to center and then scored when Harriman belted a 0-2 pitch into the right-center gap for a RBI double. The Raiders had a chance to pull even in the third inning when senior Maddie Smith doubled to center and Tripp was hit by a pitch. But, Chaplin escaped trouble as Pearson flied out, McConkey hit into a fielder’s choice, erasing Smith, and Harriman popped out. Gray-NG put two runners (error and a bunt single) on to open the fourth inning, but Harriman struck out the Number 6, 7 and 8 hitters to end the

threat. FA continued to pressure Chaplin and the Patriot defense in the fourth inning as senior captain Bri Pelkie singled to left off a 1-2 pitch and moved into scoring position on a passed ball with one out. Chaplin notched a big strikeout and induced a ground ball out to end the inning. In big situations, top athletes make something happen. Ms. Excitement — Carla Tripp — delivered when her team needed her the most. A fly ball down the leftfield line bounced off a hard-charging Patriot, and the ball caromed away. Racing around the bases, Tripp never downshifted. When the ball was bobbled on the relay, Tripp aggressively headed home. She dove head first to the plate, and just beat the tag to tie the game, 2-2. “I never really think about whether to dive or slide feet first,” Tripp said. “It’s all just instinctive.” After Gray-NG went quietly in the sixth inning, the Raiders had a chance to take their first lead in the home half of the frame as sophomore Kylie Locke, who nearly knocked the ball out of the

park in the first inning, grooved a double down the leftfield line. Pelkie reached on a bunt single, but the Patriots cut down the lead runner when Ellen Bacchiocchi hit into a fielder’s choice. Chaplin wiggled out of trouble by getting two fly ball outs, sending the game to a thrilling seventh inning. As players and Coach Apt were congratulated by a number of FA fans, one person said, “Gee, that was closer than you probably expected.” Coach Apt simply responded, “It’s the playoffs.” Anything can happen. Sidelines: The Raiders collected 10 hits with Tripp, McConkey (3) and Pelkie being repeat hitters. Harriman allowed just one earned run and five hits, while striking out 11. Laker give early scare Lake Region had a chance to send an early message in the Class B West quarterfinal game last week, but didn’t take advantage. The ninth-seeded Lakers put the first two hitters on (Abby Craffey hit by a pitch and Rachel

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always practicing even if practice is over. I don’t think you will see me without a stick in my hands during the fall. Q. What would your dream moment be? ZT. My dream moment would be winning a game against Wells. They are a strong team that we play competitively against. Winning a game against them would mean a lot to the whole team. Q. What has the sport taught you? ZT. It has taught me that the more I practice something the better I become. Q. Who has inspired you? ZT. Seniors TJ Leach and Ryan Chute. They are great friends and leaders, not to mention they slay it at lacrosse.

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since I have been coaching to have a first-team player. The last time we had a player voted as an all-conference player was in 2007, and that was second team all-conference.” Nele ended the season with a record of 8-3, which “is incredible with the talent that exists in our league,” Coach Peterson added. Coach Peterson and Laker players express a “special thank you” to Camp Skylemar for allowing the team to use its tennis courts this spring. Coach Peterson added, “Thank you to Arlene and Rich for everything you do to help Lake Region tennis.”

Just Desserts

(Continued from Page C) Ice Hockey: Don Kellough. Indoor Track: Dakota Bush and Hannah Perkins. Softball: Rachel Wandishin. Baseball: David Scammon. Lacrosse: TJ Leach. Tennis: Wes Sulloway and Kat Merrill. Outdoor Track: Julia Carlson and Mason Kluge-Edwards. Varsity Club: Rachel Wandishin, president; Monica Couvillion, Emily Bartlett and Heidi Jewett, vice presidents. Coach of the Year: Dave Lepage, varsity ice hockey.

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JV TENNIS TEAM — Members of the Lake Region High School junior varsity girls’ tennis team included: (front, left to right) Julia Berbel, Natalia Sandoval, Mackenzie McHatton, Elisabeth Waugh, Jade Facteau, Maggie Scarlet and Sam

Bolling; (back row) Kayla Reinhard, Amina Meziani, Hannah Conley, Zoe Perham, Lily Barrett, Liza Wildey, Meredith Lastra, Rachel Stofflet, Sarah Carlson, Isabel Scribner and Elizabeth Mitchell.

Bocce scores

HARRISON — In Week 3 action of the Harrison Bocce League, Scott & Co. downed Mentus 4-1, Worster’s squeaked past Henry’s 4-2, Ruby Slippers rolled past Long Lake Horse 4-1 and Caswell House battled Aces to a 3-3 tie. Point standings: Henry’s Concrete 9-8, Ruby Slippers 97, Caswell House 8-9, Scott & Co. 7-4, Worster’s 7-4, Aces 6-6, Mike Mentus 3-8, Long Lake House 1-4.

Fairway chip shots

Bridgton Highlands Country Club In Ladies’ Day action last Wednesday, the tournament of the week was “Mutt and Jeff,” where only the par 3s and par 5s were counted. The gross winner was Carolyn Stanhope with a 27. Low net winner was Yvonne Gluck with an 11. The pot was most bogeys for the round. Carolyn Stanhope won the pot with five. In Scotch Foursome action on Sunday, the winning team with a score of 37 consisted of Steve Munger, Pauline Elmer, Yvonne FAIRWAY, Page C

A SPLIT IN THE FINALE — The Lake Region Soccer Club spring travel teams closed out their season with a doubleheader this past Sunday, June 10, losing the first game 2-1 to Noble and winning the second game 5-1 against South Portland. It was a great season for the girls! Everyone is looking forward to playing together again this fall. Team members include: (left to right, bottom row) Bella Russo and Mackenzie Siebert; (middle row) Ellery Hunt, Madison McIntyre, Shannon Hanson, Shauna Hancock and Emma Sawicki; (back row) Coach Robin Leavitt, Neva Leavitt, Wells Carr, Grace Chute and Bayleigh Patenaude.

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GOLF PROCEEDS TO HELP VETERANS — Thanks to all sponsors, contributors and golfers who made the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s Third Annual Golf Tournament a success! Proceeds will benefit transportation needs for local veterans. Pictured here are (left to right) Scott Callaghan, Ken Barthelette, Sandy Johnson and Fred Washer.

The Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group (BRAG) has received $50,000 from the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation to continue efforts at Bridgton’s Ham Recreation Complex. This financial support is part of the matching grant applied for by the group. BRAG, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization, has been working for a decade to bring a state of the art community recreation complex to the citizens of Bridgton. Great progress has been made over the last 12 months beginning with the planting of grass seed on the 19 acres

MAJOR DONATION — Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group Directors Bill Macdonald and Carrie Bush receive a check from Robert Murphy of the Ham Foundation. Pictured left to right are: Peter Malia (Ham Foundation), Bill Macdonald (BRAG), Robert Murphy (Ham Foundation), Carrie Bush (BRAG) and Bruce Chalmers (Ham Foundation).

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More fairway chip shots

(Continued from Page C) Gluck and Jan Tuck. Closest to the pin were Yvonne Gluck on Hole 2 at 34 feet and Pauline Elmer on Hole 8 at 25 feet. White Mountain Seniors In play at Norway Country Club last Friday, the foursome of Howie Prior (Prov. Lake), George Jones (Norway), Ken Jeffrey (Prov. Lake) and Norm Tallmage (Colebrook) won first place with a score of Plus 8 Plus 9. Second place with a Plus 7 Plus 12 went to Bill Curtis (Norway), Chris Wonson, Dick Arzoomanian (Mountain View) and Guy Laperle. Third place with a score of Plus 6 Plus 12 went to Don

Johnson (Oakdale), Moe Foulds (Lake Kezar), Rene Cayer (Oakdale) and Jim Biron. Fourth place with a Plus 6 Plus 10 went to Jack Small (Norway), John Creighton (Prov. Lake), Dana Morrill (Lake Kezar) and Herb Somers (Norway). Plus Points: Don Johnson 9, Jack Small 7, Chris Wonson 7, Bill Curtis 4, Larry Schieman 4, Howie Prior 4, Ken Jeffrey 3, Jim Biron 3, Guy Laperle 3, Kai

Csigi 3 and Bruce Fadden 3. Birds: Don Johnson on 1 and 4, Jan MacZuba on 6, Len Carsley on 10, Bill Curtis on 11, Jack Small on 12, John Creighton on 15, Larry Schieman on 16, Norm Tallmage on 17 and Howie Prior on 18. Bill Holden was closest to the pin at 6-feet 6-inches. Don Johnson had the longest putt at 9-feet 8-inches. This week: Lake Kezar.

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Wandishin reached on an error), but were unable to score. Fryeburg, however, did make a statement. Maggie McConkey crushed a 2-0 pitch over the centerfield fence for a three-run home run to lead the Raiders to a 7-0 victory over the Lakers. “That pitch was right where I like it,” McConkey said. “I was afraid that I had hit it too high.” The three runs would be all Sarah Harriman would need. The sophomore hurler continued her domination of the Lakers, allowing just a flare by LR Number 9 hitter Samantha Marucci over first baseman Kylie Locke’s glove for a single in the fifth inning. Harriman struck out 11. Fryeburg dodged the bullet in the first as McConkey snagged a bouncer down the line with one out, and reached back to tag Craffey out. An infield fly ball out and a strikeout ended the inning. With Harriman retiring seven straight during the middle innings, the Raiders added a run in the fourth courtesy of two Laker errors. FA made it 5-0 in the fifth as McConkey was hit by a pitch and later scored on a Bri Pelkie single. Fryeburg tacked on two runs in the sixth inning as Maddy Smith walked, Tripp singled sharply off the third base bag, Pearson lined a RBI single and Pearson scored on an error. For the Raiders, Tripp went 2-for-4, Pearson 3-for-4 with a double, and Smith 1-for-2 (driving a change-up up the middle for a single).

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(Continued from Page C) Reilly said. Rayanna Relerford missed registering and was pushed to a slow heat, which in turn, put Bedell in the fast heat. “Rayanna posted a 57.60, which put her into fourth overall place in the final results,” Reilly said. Teal Jackson of Brewer, the Class A state champ in the 400 meters, occupied Lane 1 and got a big early jump on Bedell. “Corinn made up a huge gap between her and Teal and at the finish it was Corinn by a 1/100th of a second in their showdown for Number 1 in the 400 meters for the State of Maine,” Reilly said. Bedell finished the race in 57.92, while Jackson posted at 57.93. Jaime Dorsey, a senior from East Greenwich, R.I., won the event in 53.69. “Corinn also passed the girl in Lane 7, Shameal Samuels of Capital Prep, Conn. and blew away the two girls she was even with at the turn for the last 100 meters,” Reilly said. Bedell is the first Fryeburg Academy girl to ever medal at New Englands, and she jointly holds the fastest time, 57.17, ever run by a Maine high school girl (along with Cuyler Goodwin of Mt. Ararat). “It was truly a fantastic finish for Corinn’s running career at Fryeburg Academy,” Coach Reilly said. “As head coach, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and kudos to my assistant coach, Kevin McDonald, who has worked very closely with Corinn in her development as a 400 meter champion.”

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of playing surface, the construction of two Cal Ripken Baseball fields, a Babe Ruth Baseball field and the Laurie Carter Bergen Memorial Softball Field. The ball fields have been entirely fenced and during the winter, eight dugouts were constructed with the help of local contractors and generous donations from local business. The soccer and multi-purpose fields are in place. The next phase will consist of constructing basketball and tennis courts, a concessions stand, playground and a parking lot as funds become available. The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation welcomes grant requests from Mt. Washington Valley, N.H. Fryeburg and Bridgton Maine area organizations that are defined as section 501 (C) (3). The Foundation does not consider more than one proposal from the same organization within a 12-month period. Grants are not made for annual operating support. For more information on the grant process, contact Bob Murphy at the Ham Charitable Foundation, PO Box 2853, North Conway, N.H. 03860, or telephone 603-356-3389 or go to www.hamcharitablefoundation.org Applications for the next grant cycle must be received no later than July 31, 2012. For more information about BRAG, or to make a tax deductable donation, please contact the board of directors at info@todaysbrag. com. Please visit their Facebook page and www.todaysbrag.com for up to date announcements and photos.


Regional sports

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Freedom of Hills: Caribou “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn,” — John Muir in “Our National Parks,” 1901 By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Henry Francis Walling called this peak “Calabo” in his 1858 (1853?) map of Oxford County. Caribou Mountain is located in the town of Mason, in

Evans Notch, and is one of two mountains named “Caribou” in Maine. The other is in Franklin County on the Canadian border and straddles the international border. According to Marita Wiser’s Hikes in and around Maine’s Lake Region, the mountain was named “according to a special 1974 edition of the Bethel Citizen because two brothers shot the last caribou in the region there in 1854 and then carved their names in a rock on the top of the mountain.” The views from the open

Hike welcomes summer

Join Loon Echo Land Trust for their traditional hike up the Bob Chase Trail at Bald Pate Mountain Preserve in South Bridgton on Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the first day of summer. A short hike of 20 to 30 minutes, with 300 feet of elevation gain, brings you to the rocky summit of Bald Pate Mountain, which affords views of the surrounding lakes and hills. Participants are invited to play a musical instrument, read a poem or express a thought about summer or their connection to the environment. Hikers will then take in the beauty while they feast (please

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ledge summit of Caribou are breathtaking. In 1990. the 11,233-acre Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness area was established encompassing Caribou and Speckled Mountains in the largest wilderness area in Maine. According to the U.S. Forest Service Wilderness policy, the trails are in general maintained to a lower standard than trails outside the Wilderness and may be “rough, overgrown, or essentially unmarked with minimal signage, and considerable care may be required to follow them.” The Denmark Mountain Hikers climbed Caribou Mountain using the Caribou Trail and Mud Brook Trail as a loop on July 23, 2011 and again on May 18, 2012. The trails are not difficult, but some scrambling is required at the summit ledges and in the several stream crossings along the way. Hike facts Caribou Mountain is in

The cliff below the summit of Caribou Mountain viewed from the Mud Brook Trail on May 18, 2012. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) Oxford County, Batchelders Grant, Mason, ME. Difficulty: Moderate Trail distance to the summit (one way): 3.4 miles Caribou Trail, 3.0 miles Mud Brook Trail Hiking time to the summit (one way): 2-3/4 hours Caribou Trail, 2-1/2 hours Mud Brook Trail Elevation: 2,840 feet Vertical gain: 2,145 feet Coordinates: 44 20 26.16 N 70 58 03 W Directions to the trailhead: Go north through Evans Notch from the junction of Route 302 and Route 113 to the WMNF Cold River Campground.

Another 6.1 miles north is the trailhead for both the Caribou and Mud Brook trails on the right (east side) of the road. A WMNF parking permit is required ($3 daily or $20 for the year). A daily permit can be obtained at the parking lot. The trails: The Caribou and Mud Brook Trails make for an interesting loop to climb Caribou. Either route up is good, but we have normally climbed via Caribou and descended via Mud Brook. Caribou Trail is a steady, moderate climb with many crossings of Morrison Brook and a nice spot for a break at the 25-foot Kees Falls about 2.0 miles from the trail-

head. The Caribou Trail joins the Mud Brook trail at a col between Gammon Mountain and Caribou Mountain at 3.0 miles, and from there it is only 0.6 miles via the Mud Brook trail to the summit. The Mud Brook Trail leaving the summit is poorly marked with old and faded paint blazes on the ledges and occasional rock cairns, requiring some casting about to find the trail. Take a map and compass bearing from the summit before striking out — it will save you considerable wandering. Once below the tree line, the Mud Brook Trail is easy to follow. CARIBOU, Page C

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School news

June 14, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Lions’ Student of the Month

Jessie Gray of Bridgton has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for July. Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award. Name: Jessie Gray Class of: 2012 Residence: Bridgton Parents: Laurie Gray and Hoyt Gray Siblings: Mandy Santamore and Brandon Gray Activities: Babysitting my sister’s children Community activities:

JG. It’s hard to have activities because of working with my sister’s special needs children. I watch them often, but I try and donate my time whenever I can, doing whatever I can.

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Caribou Mountain

PINNED — The Lake Region Vocational Center Health Occupations Students earned their Certified Nurse Assistant (Continued from Page C) (CNA) Certificates at a pinning ceremony held in the “Great What to bring: Good boots, rain or wind gear, touring poles, Room” of the newly-renovated vocational center. This event tick and mosquito repellant, sunglasses, water and snacks, per- recognized students for their hard work and thanked families sonal first aid kit, matches, map and compass, and cell phone. Let for their support. Pictured above (left to right) in the back row someone know your hiking plans before you leave! are: Kathiann Shorey, RN, instructor; students Mariah Sloat,

Next: The next hiking column will be on Bald Pate Mountain in South Bridgton. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.

Bald Pate hike June (Continued from Page C)

bring your own snacks). Don’t miss this fabulous start to the summer! Participants should plan to meet in the Bald Pate parking lot in South Bridgton (just past Five Fields Farm on Route 107). Bring water, snacks, hiking boots, rain jacket and bug spray. The hike will be cancelled if it there is a thunderstorm or moderate to heavy rain. Loon Echo preserves over 4,000 acres of land and manages 22 miles of multi-use trails in Bridgton, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Casco, Raymond and Sebago. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. All Loon Echo hikes are free; however, donations are always welcome and will qualify you for a one-year membership. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting www.loonecholandtrust.org. For more information about this hike contact Jon Evans at jon@lelt.org or call 647-4352.

Alexis Menario, Andrea Comeau, Jennifer Woods, and Ashley Williams; in the middle row are Cassidy Decker, Emma Flaherty, Nicole Shivers, Rebecca Mowatt and Melissa Foster; and in the front row are Angelica Attianese, Victoria Girardin, Jessica Allen, Danielle Keller and Kayla Eastman. Student registration is now open for the fall Health Occupations classes.

Top 10%: Wes Sulloway Editor’s Note: In last week’s edition, the wrong photo of Wesley Sulloway was published as part of the school’s Top 10% story. School officials released the wrong photograph. Below is Wesley’s biographical information. Lake Region High School Principal Ted Finn has announced the Class of 2012 Top 10 percent. The students include: Wesley Sulloway of Bridgton LRHS TOP 10% STUDENT Parent/Guardians: Brook and — Wesley Sulloway of Misty Sulloway. Bridgton. Siblings: Clark, Lucien and

Ella. Activities: Golf, soccer, skiing and tennis. School involvement: National Honor Society. Community involvement: Laker Youth Community Action Group and Lakes Environmental Association member. Hobbies: Skiing and tennis. Future plans: Taking a “gap year” in South America with program called “Global Routes,” volunteering, hiking, and learning Spanish in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. Colleges accepted to: University of Vermont,

University of Maine at Orono and Montana State University. College to attend: University of Maine at Orono in Fall 2013. Award received: Lions’ Club Student of the Month.

Grads

Margaret Ann Hazelton graduated from the College of William and Mary on Sunday, May 13. She completed a major in English and a minor in French, as well as a semester GRADS, Page C


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School news

Grads & honors

CNA GRADUATION — The Crooked River Adult Ed Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) class held their Pinning and Graduation on May 31. Students also completed the State Certification Exam on June 2. Many of the graduates plan to continue to advance their medical training in various fields this fall. Pictured are (front, left to right) Ivory Cavers, Heather Martin and Brittany Latsey; (middle row) Dana Kadel, Sarah Galarneau, Traci Landon, Nicole Chute, Alison McKay and Caitlin Millett; (back row) Kristina Silver, Tashina Blanchard, Ashley Mann and Alyssa Dunn.

Lions’ pick: Jessie Gray (Continued from Page C) Hobbies: Reading, collecting coins, taking pictures and scrapbooking Future plans: Going to college and hopefully working. Schools that you have been accepted to: Quinnipiac University, Seton Hall University, Towson University, University of Maine (Presque Isle and Machias), Husson University and University of Southern Maine. I plan on attending USM in the fall. What is your favorite class? JG. My favorite class would have to be Forensics or Anatomy. They are taught by the same teacher and they are both very interesting courses. They are interesting in their own respects. Forensics is one of my favorites because of the subject matter. I think knowing how forensic science work is done is a really interesting. Anatomy, because it will help further me in my major.

What is your toughest class? JG. My toughest class would have to be Physics or Anatomy. Physics, because it is a primarily math-based class and math has always been a weak spot for me. Anatomy is tough because there is so much you have to know and so much material that is covered in the class. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? JG. Where I spend a lot of my extra time with my sister and her kids, it isn’t always that hard because I can squeeze my work in as I watch them. Other times when I need to be there often and they don’t want to cooperate or they need to go somewhere, it can be hard finding the right time to do my work. I am always able to do it. What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? JG. Distraction. There are plenty of things that will distract students, but I find that

technology is the biggest distraction. Today, so many high school students have Facebook, texting and computers that can give them access to any social networking site. For some students, they cannot find a balance between the two and they become distracted and don’t do their work, which causes them to fall behind. Who has inspired you educationally? JG. I had a teacher when I was in kindergarten, who I went to for half of the day, and then to my normal classroom the other half. She helped me become a better student. She took me from being behind to ahead. Since then, I always tried my best and worked hard at whatever I did. I would have to say that she is the one who made me realize what I could do with my education and even if I didn’t get it in, I understand now that she was the motor behind my educational success.

(Continued from Page C) abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK. Margaret will be moving to Nashville, Tenn. in the fall, to begin a master’s program in Elementary Education at the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University. She is a granddaughter of Charles and Ruth Hazelton of Naples. William J. Rust, son of Bruce and Valerie Rust of Bridgton, received a bachelor of science degree in Aeronautical Engineering on May 12 from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H. He was a 2006 graduate of Lake Region High School. Bill is employed at Pro Star Aviation in Manchester, N.H. Nathan Major of Raymond was presented a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Bryant College (Smithfield, R.I.) at the 149th Commencement on Saturday, May 19. Natani Katherine Butler of Naples was awarded a bachelor of science degree in Nursing during Salve Regina University’s (Newport, R.I.) 62nd Commencement on Sunday, May 20. Thomas K. Yates of East Baldwin, a member of the Class of 2014, has been named to the Stonehill College Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. 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. Christopher J. Solter of Brownfield has been named to the Dean’s List at Western New England (Springfield, Mass.) for the spring semester of 2012. Solter is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering. Students are named to the Dean’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

GRANDPARENTS” DAY AT SNOW SCHOOL — in Fryeburg last month was lots of fun, as students showed their grandparents what they do when they are in school. Here, Tristin Nylin and his “Papa” Bob Nylin work on a project together, while Kindergarten student Abby Pratt shares some of her school work with her grandmother, Nicole Morin. (Ackley Photos)

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Opinion & Comment

June 14, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D

Bird Watch by Jean Preis News Columnist

Sing a new song

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME — Nancy Campbell was able to capture the sun setting while driving along Hio Ridge Road in Bridgton this past Saturday night.

The wisdom of government efficiency Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin News Columnist

I’m learning first-hand lately why so many business people are frustrated with government. Not knowing much about the stock market, I persuaded my wife to invest our savings, which were in cash, in a house. Watching how the Federal Reserve is printing trillions of dollars with its “quantitative easing,” I figured cash wasn’t a good thing to hold. The house was a Fannie Mae foreclosure and we negotiated the price down as far as we could. When Fannie Mae took it back from the previous owners last fall, it hired a fly-by-night

outfit to winterize it and that’s where the problems began. We wanted to carry a small mortgage on it so we could fix it up and rent it out, but we couldn’t get a low-interest mortgage loan because Fannie Mae, to whom our local bank would sell the mortgage, requires that the house be appraised. We couldn’t get it appraised, however, because the seller is also Fannie Mae, and they couldn’t get it de-winterized. An appraiser has to come in and see everything working, but the fly-by-night outfit they hired to winterize it screwed up.

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The boiler cracked. Pipes burst. Fannie Mae didn’t want to spend the money to fix all that so we couldn’t get it appraised and qualify for the mortgage under Fannie Mae’s rules for mortgages — which banks must obey. Okay. Stuff happens, right? We negotiated the price down still further to cover the repairs and bought the house with cash. I figured we’d use a home equity line of credit on my existing home (which had been paid for) to fix up the investment house enough that it could be appraised, and then we’d qualify for a Fannie Mae-approved mortgage on it in just a few months. That was my plan, at least, until I discovered we couldn’t do that. Why? Fannie Mae regulations again. They say we have to wait a year before we can put a mortgage on the investment house we just paid cash for. After the sub-prime mortgage debacle — which Fannie Mae

largely caused — they made another regulation to prevent house-buyers from taking out second mortgages. Didn’t matter that we wanted a first mortgage, Fannie Mae regulations prevent banks from writing any kind of mortgage until after we’ve owned it for a year. Meanwhile I have this homeequity loan on my previously all-paid-for primary residence with a variable interest rate. It’s only 4% — and that’s not bad — but it’s variable. The payments are easy now, but what will happen to interest rates in a year? Nobody knows, and that makes me nervous. All that Federal Reserve dollar printing is bound to kick off major inflation and I’m worried that it will drive up interest rates before a year has elapsed. So, I’ve applied for a 15year mortgage on my primary residence and locked in a rate. I won’t need the 15 years, but EFFICIENCY, Page D

This week, we have been hearing a new bird song in our neighborhood, a pretty whistle, ending in something that sounds to me like a descending chewchew-chew-chew. It sounded familiar, and after hearing the song for a few days I wondered it the singer might be a cardinal. Several pairs of cardinals live in town, but since they almost never venture out this way we rarely get to hear them sing. In order to get more information, I went to the website for Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds (macaulaylibrary.org) and typed “Northern Cardinal” into the Search window. To my surprise there were 504 recordings of northern cardinal songs and calls that had been made in the field over a period of more than 50 years, in places as far apart as Hawaii, Central America, Canada, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. I clicked on a song from New York, and listened to a pretty whistle, followed by what sounded to me like a descending chew-chew-chew-chew. It sounded exactly like the bird in our neighborhood. The cardinal’s song took me back years, to a time when a friend who lived across the lake invited me to visit a family of cardinals who were nesting near her home. In her front yard, she escorted me to a large shrub, where we stood very quietly as she pointed out the nest deep within the dense foliage. The female cardinal, a lovely blend of greens, olive, gray, buff, and red, was on the nest incubating the eggs while her

mate, bright red with a crest and a thick red bill, stood guard in a nearby tree. We had tried to approach quietly, but unfortunately our arrival disturbed her and she left the nest. Inside were four mottled eggs, about an inch long. Like most of the perching birds, cardinals build a cup-shaped nest, open on the top and well hidden by foliage. Twigs form the outer structure of the nest, with layers of grasses inside to give it shape and softness. The inside, where the eggs are laid, is lined with soft plant fibers. While building, the bird gets in the nest and presses it into shape with her breast and belly to make sure it fits. It takes a female bird about 24 hours to produce an egg, according to Roger F. Pasquier, author of Watching Birds. The SONG, Page D

Letters Bake sale raises $620

To The Editor: The Lakeside Grange #63 would like to thank everyone that helped with the making of items that were sold at the bake sale. Thanks also to everyone that helped at the sale and those who gave monetary donations. It was very successful; we were able to raise $620. Martha Storey was very emotional, but very grateful to everyone. We are in hopes to do another pie LETTERS, Page D


Opinions

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Letters

Views from Senate

(Continued from Page D) and bake sale later in the year for the Storey family. Opal Gardner

by Olympia Snowe United States Senator

A more perfect union

Response to USS Miami

DOUBLE RAINBOW — With recent thunderstorm activity unloading on the Lake Region area lately, there have been several rainbows arching across the sky. Zeke Clement of Naples snapped this photo at the Naples Town Beach right before it started to pour.

cient manpower to sustain the continuous delivery of roughly three million gallons of water and fire suppressants needed to tame the blaze. The integration of firefighters from so many seacoast communities from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut was seamless, and should be held as an example of successful inter-jurisdictional cooperation that could be used

Keeping an eye on things Views from Senate by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham

Well, the Maine Legislature is done with its session, and except for a few committee meetings over the summer and a special meeting of the Senate to review nominations by the governor, the 125th Legislature has finished its business. One committee that meets regularly in the off-session is the Government Oversight Committee, on which I serve as one of the members. The Government Oversight Committee is unique among all of the standing committees in the legislature. While each committee has a specific area of government that it oversees, the Government Oversight Committee has, as the title

implies, oversight over the all aspects of state, county and local government in Maine. As such, it has a broader authority than any other committee. Because of this power, it is made up differently than any other committee. All other committees have an odd number of members, and the membership reflects the party make-up of the legislature in general. The Government Oversight Committee, on the other hand, has 12 members — three members of each of the two major parties from both the House and the Senate. This set up is designed to ensure fairness and impartiality on the committee. The major responsibility of

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the committee is to make sure that government programs and agencies are doing what they are supposed to be doing and getting a maximum value out of our tax dollars. The organization that does these studies for the committee is known as the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA). OPEGA is strictly non-partisan, and it conducts objective and independent performance audits of State government agencies and programs. They provide a valuable, objective perspective on issues. At the request of the Government Oversight Committee, OPEGA has provided studies on various agencies. Using the information provided by OPEGA, the committee has the authority to submit Legislation to take corrective action. Their most prominent success was the inquiry into activities by the Maine Turnpike Authority, which resulted in criminal prosecution of the former director OVERSIGHT, Page D

as a model for similar emergencies in the future. Furthermore, the fact that each and every one of these exceptional firefighters, many of whom had no prior experience aboard a submarine, could walk into such an extraordinarily difficult situation and perform so successfully is a testament to their exhaustive training, remarkable abilities and undaunted valor. Due to their inspiration-

by Susan Collins United States Senator

Ready for summer’s severe weather

They say April showers bring May flowers. But a deluge in June doesn’t leave anything behind except a big mess to clean up.  Recent storms dumped more than eight inches of rain across parts of our state. Small streams quickly became rushing rivers, and big rivers like the Androscoggin and the Kennebec roared, spilling their banks in some areas. While crews are still assessing the damage, fortunately, it appears to be relatively minor in most communities. June 1 marked the official start of the 2012 hurricane season. As the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security

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An application for a minor subdivision for property located on Roosevelt Trail and shown on Naples Tax Map U5, Lot 24-1, submitted by Kerri-Rose LLC. Public Welcome.

To The Editor: Lake Region High School’s Project Graduation Committee sponsored its final fundraiser for this year’s event on Wednesday, June 7. The Open Air Zumba was supposed to take place onboard the Songo River Queen II, but due to the recent rain, the LETTERS, Page D

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The public will be given an opportunity to be heard prior to the consideration of the amendment by the municipal officers. A copy of the amendment is available at the municipal offices building. 2T23

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Public Hearing June 19, 2012 Casco Community Center – 7:30 p.m. The Selectboard will hold a public hearing at the Casco Community Center on June 19, 2012 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. 2T23

The Naples Selectboard will hold a Public Hearing on the Liquor License application and Special Amusement Permit for the Village Side Restaurant and Pub located at 377 Roosevelt Trail at their regular meeting on Monday, June 18th, at 7:00 P.M. at the Municipal Offices Building.

Committee, I have joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help promote National Hurricane Preparedness Week. While severe hurricanes are rare in Maine, unexpected storms like this most recent one are a stark reminder that we always need to be prepared for severe weather whenever, and wherever, it might strike. During the month of June, WEATHER, Page D

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The municipal officers of the Town of Naples will meet at the Municipal Offices Building, 15 Village Green Lane, in Naples on June 18th, 2012 at 7:00 P.M., for the purpose of holding a public hearing on and enacting an amendment to the General Assistance Ordinance.

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al efforts, with only seven responders suffering minor injuries, the fire and all subsequent damage was greatly limited, and the ship’s nuclear reactor remained safe and stable throughout.  After the fire, I had the privilege of meeting some of the firefighters who summoned unparalleled bravery and dem-

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of what has been called the most significant emergency to strike the shipyard in decades, brave firefighters battled zero visibility in tight, obstructed quarters filled with noxious smoke and searing heat for more than ten hours to limit the fire to the forward quarters of the ship and eventually extinguish it entirely. Due to the unimaginably challenging space constraints, Kittery-Portsmouth firefighters, in a command capacity and with a succinct collaborative effort with shipyard project team personnel, directed the rotation of multiple waves of groups of only three or four firefighters at a time to descend two stories into the ship to push back the flames. Their critical decision to immediately request assistance from mutual aid communities up and down the coast ensured suffi-

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You are hereby notified that the Raymond Appeals Board will hold a public hearing at the Raymond Broadcasting Studio on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to hear information on the following application:

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Ray Grant DBA The Scottish Trader, 1261 Roosevelt Trail, Map 055, Lot 021 Reason: Applicant is requesting a Conditional Use Permit for outside sales in the Commercial Zone.

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Michelle Carver DBA Jordan Bay Properties, Inc., 71 Main Street, Map 046, Lot 008 Reason: Applicant is requesting a Conditional Use Permit for outside sales in the Village Residential 2 zone. Copies of submitted applications are available at the Town Office during regular business hours. 2T24

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At approximately 5:41 p.m. on May 23, a four-alarm fire broke out inside the forward compartment of the USS Miami (SSN 755), a Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine, which was three months into a 20-month overhaul at KitteryPortsmouth Naval Shipyard.  More than 100 first responders from 23 locations in four separate states responded to successfully contain the damage from the blaze and ensure that there was no tragic loss of life. I was honored to lead my Senate colleagues from New England recently in passing Senate Resolution 488, which recognized the incredible courage and tremendous skill of the firefighters and emergency first responders who extinguished the fire. With nothing less than fearless determination in the face

To The Editor: I continue writing letters hoping to gain some insight on how to “Form a More Perfect Union.” I find insights hard to come by whereas opinions are readily available. One of the great things about the United States and probably the one concept that will take us toward a More Perfect Union, is opinion; and I fully respect any and all opinions. What I would really like to hear/see is any hard evidence supporting an opinion.  For instance, I read somewhere that President Obama gave billions — not millions, but billions of dollars — to bribe members of Congress in order to advance his proposals. If memory serves, while President Obama was running for office in 2008, he was still paying off his college student loans. So with loans to pay off, where did he come by billions of dollars in only three years? While his books and other incomes have taken President Obama out of personal debt, I did not see on his tax returns, income anywhere near billions of dollars. So if people want to render their opinions not based in hard evidence, then I think they should join the cadre of supporters led by Donald Trump who maintain the president’s birth certificate is not real. This cadre, with their specious opinions, could then be relegated to the realm of inconsequential. As Michael Douglas said in the movie, The American President, “These are serious times and we need serious candidates.” A More Perfect Union demands nothing less. Joseph Angelo Chickadee Lane Bridgton

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porting us in all of the fundraisers we’ve held over the course of the last year. We couldn’t have done it without you. Loralee Leach and Robin (Continued from Page D) Dole dock was under water. Thank Project Graduation you to Kent Uicker for his willCommittee ingness to host this event. We wish it could have taken place there, but the high school came to our aid and let us use the gym To The Editor: instead. The Bridgton-Lake Region A special thank you to Vicki Rotary Club has generously Toole for donating her time and donated a partial scholarship leading us with her energetic for therapeutic driving/riding at movements. Equine Journeys at Ring Farm.  Congratulations to Karen The annual Rotary theme Knox, who won the Pirate Ship this year is “Youth in Our ride donated by Moose Landing Communities,” and Equine Marina. Journeys has a program for Once again, we say “thanks” “Youth At Risk.” We acknowlto our entire community for sup- edge the fundraising efforts

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like one, and walks like one, he must be one. He must be planning to change in his party after he wins the election for Olympia Snowe’s seat! He is for everything Gov. LePage and the Republican Party is for. Why hide behind the Democrats? You could see it on Channel 6.  Face it, we are in deep trouble and any politician including the president wanting to keep troops in harm’s way, to protect two countries that can’t and won’t protect themselves. Bushwhacking our troops and taking our money while we cannot take care of our own counTo The Editor: Benjamin Pollard, try. Both parties are selling us Democrat? out for greed and power, not to He has all the characteristics of a Republican. If it talks mention the get out of jail card.

that Rotary sponsors to provide community services such as this scholarship, and we feel honored that Rotary chose the Equine Journeys program to be worthy of their support and trust. Thank you, Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club!   Marian Rabe Equine Journeys Program Director Bridgton

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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 cpas@maine.com McFadden CPA, P.A. Accounting Services Accounting/Payroll/Taxes 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton 647-4600 www.BridgtonCPA.com

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

APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands jonesappliances@aol.com 595-4020

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

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 John’s Cleaning Service Meticulous cleaning service Prof. carpet cleaning, windows Local family business. Exc. references 207-393-7285 Lake Region Cleaning Residential and commercial Cleaning for the lakes region 807-6092 www.lakeregioncleaning.com

McHatton’s Cleaning Service ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Paul Spencer Brown, Architect Certified Technicians 30 yrs exp, Member AIA & LEED Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Any project – Maine license – Insured 781-640-7413 PaulSBrown.AIA@gmail.com Razzl Cleaning Home – office – rentals/all your needs WardHill Architecture 20+ yrs. exp. – Reasonable rates 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Honest – Reliable 583-1006 Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Servicemaster Design/Build & Construction mgmt. wardhill@roadrunner.com 807-625-7331 Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration ATTORNEYS 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

BOOKKEEPING By The Book Bookkeeping Services 12+ years QuickBooks experience A/P, A/R, Checkbook/bank reconciliations Tax preparation – References available 207-749-1007, businessonlinellc@gmail.com

CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling www.bobguy@myfairpoint.net Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell)

TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

COMPUTERS EEcomputer Services Small business specialists eecomputerservices.com 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

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

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

DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES

Simply Docks Installation and removal Affordable rates 207-256-0359

ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435 McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 www.mciverelectric.net R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

Flint Construction Roofing – Siding – Carpentry Fully insured – Free estimates 207-210-8109

Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595 Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

Northern Extremes Carpentry Affordable timberframes Old home and barn restoration Custom sawmilling Insured Bridgton 647-5028

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

CARPET CLEANING McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

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

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

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

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

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

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

HARDWARE

Fryeburg Family Dental HEATING Preventative Dental Hygiene Services 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC 207-256-7606 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks Mountain View Dentistry New installations, 24 hr burner service Dr. Leslie A. Elston Licensed and insured Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-693-7011 207-647-3628 Bass Heating MountainViewDentistryMaine.com Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations DOCKS Waterford (207) 595-8829 Great Northern Docks, Inc. Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Sales & Service Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Route 302, Naples Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.greatnortherndocks.com www.thurlowscarpet.com Scott Docks Inc. INSULATION Sales and Service Floating and stationary docks Western Me. Insulation Inc Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney Batts, blown or foamed 207-647-3824 Over 30 yrs experience

Jeff Hadley Builder New homes, remodels, additions Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Carpenter & General Contractor Kitchens, tile & wood floors Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – free estimates Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460

Ron Perry Carpentry Renovations – new construction 35 yrs. exp. – No job too small or too big Bridgton 978-502-7658

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

Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA L. M. Longley & Son Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares 207-647-4125 email: info@bdhc.me Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924

Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton

Newhall Construction Framing/roofing/finish Cellulose insulation – drywall 743-6379 798-2318

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EXCAVATION K.S. Whitney Excavation Sitework – Septic Systems Materials delivered Kevin 207-647-3824

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

Free estimates – fully insured 7 days a week – 693-3585

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

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

LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255 Dawn’s Lawns & Landscaping 25+ years experience Fully insured Dawn Munn-Latendresse 583-4793 Durgin’s Lawn & Landscape Commercial-Residential-Fully insured Mowing-Landscaping-Seasonal cleanups 207-739-9022

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029 Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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

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MOVING

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

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

June 14, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D We have four ex-presidents, millionaires milking it for all it is worth, and Congressmen looking out for themselves, the rest of the millionaires, and Wall Street. It’s true. Those who refuse to believe it are in their own world.  We’ve become no better than the rest of the world. If we keep going at the rate we are, we will end up just like Germany before 1946. Secret police, people disappearing or put in jail for nothing. Corruption has taken over. No one or any law enforcement has the guts to enforce the laws they break. Too old to go to jail and to high in the food chain to even set foot in a courtroom. They sell themselves for their office and spend nine months MUSIC LESSONS Up Scale Music Studio Piano Lessons – All Levels Composition-Theory-Transcription Evan 647-9599

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

OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Affordable Painting Company $15-$20 hourly – free estimates Since 1992 – Insured - References Waterford 583-4113 Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571 Dependable Painting & Roofing Interior & exterior - 35 yrs. experience Reliable – Affordable – Professional Linwood Dill 207-577-8440 Frank’s Painting Interior/exterior – 25 yrs experience Sheetrock-taping repairs-deck stain Free estimates 207-452-2038/207-595-5987 George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 www.georgejonespainters.com Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

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

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

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

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begging and borrowing and possible stealing for their next term. With all the crooks, we can’t find an honest politician to represent the people of this country. If God asked tomorrow for 100 righteous politicians, could he find them?   We are a long way from 1776. We shouldn’t rule like 1776. No one politician or friend or family should break laws at will and get away with it. It’s time they were made an example of. If millionaires can’t volunteer their help, then tax the hell out of them. No one is better than another. We are equal and should be treated the same. No buying your way out or in. LETTERS, Page B RUBBISH SERVICE The Dump Guy Insured - Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858 www.thedumpguy.com

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

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

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

THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS Equine Journeys @ Ring Farm Therapeutic Riding & Driving A Path Intl. Center in Bridgton 647-8475 551 Upper Ridge Rd.

THIS SPACE CAN BE YOURS Call 647-2851 for details TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 www.Q-Team.com Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured – Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474

UPHOLSTERY Bridgton Upholstery Lakes Region area – reasonable rates Numerous fabric books to select from Sofas/chairs/ottomans/pillows/ cushions 647-8592 for quote

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

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

Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804

Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000

Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244

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

ROOFING A Quasnel Company Roofing – all types – new/old/repairs Senior citizens and Military discounts 207-415--9463 grizgrent@aol.com

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly & 1 time pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606

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

WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small 53 Mt. Henry Rd., Bridgton 647-8291

YOGA STUDIOS The Maine Yoga House Public/private/therapeutic yoga classes Teacher training certification 18 Beaver Creek Farm Rd, Bridgton 207-650-7708 – MaineYogaHouse.com


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Page D, The Bridgton News, June 14, 2012 CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS Deadline: Friday 4:00 p.m. CLASSIFIED LINE ADS Deadline: Monday 5:00 p.m.

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

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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HOUSECLEANER — Needed. Change-over for Sebago Lake cabins. Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., June 16 - Sept. 8. Call Ken at 908-343-4371. 3t22x

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

BRIDGTON — Roommate wanted $450 a month. Raised ranch threebedroom home. Utilities, laundry, Internet, back deck with pool all included. Call Bobbi at 207-775-8089 or e-mail: rmckeil@roadrunner.com 2t23x

BRIDGTON — Large sunny twobedroom apartment, hardwood floors, granite countertops, off-street parking, large shared back yard, washer/dryer hookup. $650 monthly, security deposit required. Utilities not included. 207-625-8812. 3t24x

NAPLES, SEBAGO COVE — Two lots with beach and boat rights. Lot A, 350’x100’ = $60K. Lot B, 100’x100’ = $35K. Carla Drive. Call Dave 1508-317-2216. 4t24x

CLEANERS NEEDED — for the Saturday Cleans for homes and camps in Bridgton and surrounding area for July and August. Please call 207-6474000. 2t23 DISHWASHER NEEDED — No experience necessary. Apply in person at Merced’s, Naples, Me. tf17 DISHWASHERS — Full & part time. Now hiring for summer season. Immediate openings, possibility of room & board. Contact: chefjoelg@ gmail.com 207-215-8543. 1t24 HANDYMAN NEEDED — needed for Sebago Lake property, 3 weeks in June and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. through September. $10 - $15 per hour. Call Ken at 908-343-4371. 3t22x

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EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf44 SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45 GOTC’HA COVERED — Painting. Interior, exterior, deck-staining, power-washing, quality workmanship at affordable rates. Free estimates. Kevin 693-3684. 25t12x TEENAGER TO BABYSIT — in your home. CPR certified. Call 207838-7301. 4t21x EVERGREEN CLEANING — Ecofriendly cleaning specializing in home and office, camp openings, move-in and move-outs, one time cleanings and more! All natural, non-toxic products that are safe for the environment and your family! Reasonable rates and excellent references. 253-9044. 3t23x

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$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x CIVILIAN JOBS AVAILABLE — in 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, underground bases throughout USA. I Windham, 893-0339. tf46 am a retired anthropologist with a Rhyolite 38 clearance, but not bound GREEN FIREWOOD — $200 per by the Espionage Act. I conducted cord, minimum 2 cords for delivery. tf21 preliminary interviews and testing in Call 925-1138. over 100 of the 129 bases known BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE to me. I can become your advocate — dining room table and chairs. and prepare you for intake screening, $2,000. Call 803-2041 for an tf16 which now require Binet Type IQ appointment. tests, which require a score of 107 or PLEASE CONSIDER – donating better for consideration. The civilian your leftover garage sale items and workforce is currently 99% Caucasian. your attic, basement and closet You must be a U.S. citizen. Green overflow to Harvest Hills Animal card holders are currently ineligible. Shelter. Go to our website www. Call Mitch Pratt, 207-595-4162 for harvesthills.org for details or call 935appointment. 2t23x SEASONAL 4358, ext. 21 tf3 KITCHEN HELP — needed. Experienced preferred. Call 787- SCREENED LOAM — Please 3838. 3t22 contact Ron between 5 and 8 p.m. 647-5173. 19t17x

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NURSE MANAGER POSITIONS OPENING We are looking for an experienced Nurse Manager to join our nursing team at Ledgewood Manor. Management experience in long-term care is a plus. We are a 60-bed SNF/NF Facility that prides itself on excellent customer service and resident-centered care. If you are an experienced RN with current licensure in the State of Maine please contact us for an interview. We will be accepting applications through June 22, 2012. If interested, please contact Paula Lowell, RN/DON at 8922261 or e-mail at ledgewood80@aol.com E.O.E.

CAMPERS FIREWOOD — ½ cord loads. Please call Ron at 6475173 between 5 and 8 p.m. Thank you. 23t17x HARRISON — Mobile home, country setting. Utilities not included, ROWBOAT/DINGHY — Puffin, $550 month. First, last & security 7’6”, excellent condition, set of 6’ needed, references required. No pets, spruce oars, can e-mail photos, $450. no smoking. Call 583-4740 or 329647-5765. 2t23x 0062. 4t21x FIREWOOD — Seasoned or green. WATERFORD — Lovely oneCut, split, delivered. Also half cord bedroom, small but charming, cottagedeliveries. Call Wendall Scribner, style apartment in pleasant farmhouse, 583-4202. 10t21x country setting. Private entry & large EXTRA-LARGE COCA-COLA — deck, bright open concept kitchen/ collection, 1 cooler, over 200 items. A living room, den & full bath on first must see. Call 329-7007. 2t23 floor. Second level master w/walkin, half bath w/laundry hookup for GENERATORS — 2 - 5,000 watts, stacks. Best accommodates 1 person. 6,200 surge, $400 each. Excellent Non-smokers only. References condition. Call 508-380-1815 or 508- required. $800 month includes heat & 872-2110. 1t24x snowplowing. Call 207-583-6211. 1t24 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — Logger and heat with carbon neutral BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, 1-bath wood or wood pellets. Purchase a apartment. Close to town. No utilities Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace included. Call 207-693-1188. 1t24x on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603-447-2282. 11t16x HARRISON — Main Street, sunny 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully VEHI­CLES FOR SALE -applianced in “like new” condition. Available now at $895/month heat JESUS IS LORD – new and used included. For information or to apply, auto parts. National locator. Most contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s 207-583-6001. tf42 Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 CASCO — 3-bedroom, 1-bath cottage, no utilities included $795. Call FOR RENT 207-693-1188 FMI. 1t24x BRIDGTON — Furnished 1- BRIDGTON — 16 South High Street. bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities Non-smoking, no pets. Efficiency unit included. $175 per week plus security on second floor. Includes heat, hot wadeposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 ter, rubbish service, off-street parking. TOOLS FOR RENT — Sheetrock Coin-op laundry on site. Quiet, safe, tools, baker’s table, stilts, sheetrock building close to village. $500 month. jack. Also furniture dolly. Uncle First, last and security requested. References checked. 207-632-8510 tf17 Henry’s Barn, Denmark. 329-7007. 4t21x FRYEBURG — 1-bedroom effiBRIDGTON — Modern 1-bedroom, ciency apartment, gorgeous mountain hardwood floors, big sunny windows, views, a/c & cable provided. No pets. oak cabinet kitchen, granite counters, $550 month plus utilities. Call 2073t24 no utilities included parking, plowing 415-1444. and rubbish. $625 monthly, security WATERFORD VILLAGE — Lovedeposit required. 207-647-8812. ly second floor 2-bedroom apartment 3t23x with kitchen appliances and laundry CASCO — Completely furnished hookup. Appealing & unique setting rooms, heat, lights & cable TV overlooking historic village and comincluded. $120 weekly. No pets. Call mons. Easy walk to beach, library, cell, 207-650-3529. tf44 community hall and hiking trail. $700 month includes heat & snowplowing. WATERFORD — 2-bedroom mobile Will accommodate 1 or 2 persons. home in quiet neighborhood. Nicely Non-smokers. References required. maintained grounds, no pets, first, last Call 207-583-6211. 1t24 & security. $650. 583-4011. 2t24x SEBAGO — 1-bedroom apartment, NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom carpeted, fireplace, covered patio, lake apartment, short walk to public beach, view, beach nearby, quiet, no smoking no smoking, no pets, $425 per month indoors, no pets. Includes heat & elecplus first, last & security. 647-4436. tric. $765 month plus security. 787 tf19 2121. 4t22

Journeyman and Master Electrician – Bridgton D.M. Electric and Sons in Bridgton is currently accepting applications for a full-time Journeyman and Master Electrician. Applicants must be willing to work overtime, have a positive “can do” attitude and take instructions well. Experience must include all aspects of residential and commercial electrical applications. Job is available immediately to the right candidate. Please e-mail resume and include wage requirements. Candidates must have the following: Hand tools / Reliable transportation / Clean driving record / Current and valid drivers license / Cell phone / Respectable appearance / Great customer skills / Positive attitude

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DOWNTOWN HARRISON — 900-square-foot, 1-bedroom, bright, sunny, wood floors, second level, no NAPLES — Lot in Dingley Brook smoking. $690 includes heat and hot Development across from LRHS. Sits water. Call 332-0060. 3t24x by a brook. 1 1/2 acres, quiet setting. Lot for $34,000 or complete building LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large package; 26 x 40, daylight basement, apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & ranch for $168,000. Call 207-6502t24x bath, and living room with fireplace 5696. in new carriage house. $995 month WANTED includes electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Mountain views and CRAFTERS WANTED — There Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smok- will be a craft fair on July 13 & 14 ing. 1 year lease/first and security de- at the Bridgton Community Center. posit/reference check required. (207) 9-2. Please call 627-7380 to reserve 925-6586. 3t24x a table and for information. Proceeds to Laurie A. Carter Bergen Memorial WATERFORD — His- Fund. 1t24x toric storefront building located at the village commons of this picturesque BUSINESS SERVICES National Historic Village. First floor storefront offers large open sunny HEAP HAULERS — Towing main retail space with two other ad- service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call tf12 jacent rooms and half bath. Currently 655-5963. the second level 2-bedroom apartment J. C. HURD — Property Manageis available and can be combined with ment/Caretaking. Home/cottage, this commercial unit for convenient building and repairs, lawns, fields, living space. A proven superb spot for trees and road driveway maintenance. that special boutique/shop or office in Lovell & surrounding towns. Call a most desirable setting. Non-smok- 207-925-6125. tf12 ers. References required. Storefront $700 month includes heat & snow- B & L ROOFING — 20 years expeplowing. Both units (whole building rience, fully insured. New roofs and tf20 if available) $1,100 month. Call 207- repairs. Call 207-256-2636. 583-6211. 1t24 RON PERRY CARPENTRY — NAPLES — Second floor, one-bed- Renovations and new construction. 35 room apartment. All utilities included, years of experience, no job too small $700 per month based on single oc- or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978-5024t21x cupancy. No smoking. Furnishings 7658. available. Call 310-8664. tf21 DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, 1- Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. bath apartment close to intown with Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of utilities included $675. Call 207-693- painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­ 1188 FMI. 1t24x mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-4522781. tf49 HARRISON — 1-bedroom, in-law apartment. 3/4 bath, private ROBERTS OVERHEAD DOOR deck, quiet area, 2 miles from town, — Residential tune-up $39.95, perfect for single person. $450 month commercial T.B.D. Call for details plus heat. Call 207-647-4000. 2t23 and appointment. 595-2311 (Jon). 8t23x NAPLES — 3-bedroom mobile home with huge master addition. Very CHUCK’S MAINTENANCE — If bright with many updates. Large yard, you need anything cleaned up or not in a park. On Kansas Rd. $750 a hauled off to transfer station, my month & utilities & deposit. Available trailer is 6’ x 10’. Call 461-2525. 9t22 7/1. Call 221-3423. tf22 BRIDGTON — Roommate wanted in a nice quiet neighborhood in a new home. All utilities included, own private bathroom. $500 a month. No pets. 595-2969. 4t21x HOUSE — Available July 1st. 3bedroom/1-bath, home built 2005. tile/hardwood. Dead end street/nice yard/deck/storage shed. $1,075. 207319-5772. tf24 BRIDGTON — Real nice living, bedroom combo, modern kitchen. Fireplace and bay windows. Parking and all utilities included. $440 monthly, security deposit required. 207-6258812. 3t23x BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated farmhouse. Three bedrooms or two bedrooms & office, open kitchen w/cathedral ceiling, 2 wood-burning stoves, 2 decks, attached barn. $895 month. Call 978-387-6640. tf22

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MOVING SALE — Saturday & Sunday, 9-3. Liberty Lane, off Route 35, Harrison. Furniture, appliances, odds and ends, tools, and miscellaneous items. 1t24x GARAGE SALE — Antiques, glassware, linens, prints, furniture and lots more. Saturday, 9-5, Rte. 37, 563 N. Bridgton Rd., Bridgton. 1t24x MOVING SALE — Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16, 8-5, 630 Kansas Rd., Bridgton. Furniture, household goods, wooden boat, snowmobile, much more. 1t24x GARAGE SALE — Household items, china, old silver, jewelry, pictures, canning supplies, sewing machine & accessories, furniture, toys, games, miscellaneous. 100 Orchard Rd., Sebago. Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16, 9-3. 1t24x

NAPLES — 5-bedroom with full inlaw apartment, dock on Sebago, rights to 3rd beach. $390,000. Call Chris, 207-693-4408. tf15 NORWAY — Lot on cul-de-sac at Frost Homestead. Offers quiet setting, spectacular Mt. Washington views and tennis courts. $95K. 207-7438703. www.LandMaine.com 1t24x LAKEFRONT — Denmark. Moose Pond 2.18 acres, 184 feet shorefront with dock. Mountain Road, Firelane #56, $350,000. 207-452-2569. tf23

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Direct Support Professionals Good Neighbors, Inc. is taking applications for people interested in joining our team of Direct Support Professionals. We are in need of per diem, full- and parttime employees. We provide supports to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in their home and community. Good Neighbors, Inc. offers an excellent training program, very competitive benefits and a great working atmosphere. To qualify, you must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a high school diploma or G.E.D. For more information call 647-8244 ext 15, or stop by our 119 Sandy Creek Rd., Bridgton location and pick up an application today! Applications must be received by June 20th to be considered for orientation on the 12th and 13th of July. E.O.E.

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The ideal candidate will possess a broad range of maintenance skills including knowledge of plumbing, electrical and carpentry functions. Troubleshooting and diagnostic skills are a plus. This full-time position will assist in maintaining Agency buildings, vehicles and grounds. The position requires completion of a high school diploma or equivalency diploma, a valid State driver’s license, clean driving record and auto liability insurance. Must possess the ability to safely resolve building and maintenance issues and the ability to maintain good working relationships with staff and people with disabilities. Please send resume and cover letter to: Gary Jewell, Facilities Manager, 626 Eastman Road, Center Conway, NH 03813, or gjewell@northernhs.org. Fax (603)356-6310. All positions at NHS require a valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance and completion of driver’s and criminal background checks. This Agency is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

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We have an immediate opening for an experienced lumber and building materials seller to join our North Conway team. Our facility includes a retail store, White Mountain Window showroom, access to all Maine retail stores as well as our sister store in Bridgton, Maine. We offer an excellent benefit package that includes health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, holiday and choice time.

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(Continued from Page B) PACs can spend money for campaigns. Who knows who they are or what they represent. Millions and millions are spent to help their candidate of choice get into office.  The Supreme Court should start enforcing the laws we have, and stay out of the politics, and leave the Congress to do their jobs. Start learning to compromise and put this country first, doing the people’s will or stop getting paid for nothing. Robert J Champagne Bridgton

Golf outing is success

To The Editor: The Naples Recreation Department and Lake Region Youth Football held its annual Golf Outing on June 9 at the Naples Golf and Country Club. We were able to raise over $1,500 for the program and gave away over $2,200 in prizes that were donated by local businesses.  Ephrem Paraschak and Charlie O’Brien were the winners of the door prizes, which each won 100 gallons of heating oil graciously donated by Lampron Energy.  The team of Rick Bouchard, Doug Nelson, Danny Place and Bob Caron II came in first. Steve Barter, Ray Stanford, Kurt Peterson and Rick Green

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came in second. Coming in last place was the team of Charlie O’Brien, Dan O’Brien, Dan Robinson and Mark Bridges. I would really like to thank everyone who sponsored holes and donated prizes for our event. The businesses that sponsored holes were Main Street Graphics, Caretake America, New England Electric/C & R Caron Co., Windham Weaponry, Marie T. Caron CPA of Naples, Reinhard Excavation, Todd R. Boos Construction, Umbrella Factory (Tony’s Foodland), Austin & Sons Roofing, Bear Builders, DM&D Professional Cleaners, Inc., Steamboat Landing Mini Golf, Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties (Connie Eldridge, Broker), R.N. Willey and Son, Robert Neault & Associates, P.A., Jim Brake Custom Painting, Rick’s Café, Watson & Son Building and Moving, and Krainin Realty (Scott Richards, Broker).  We were also able to give away over $2,200 worth of prizes this year thanks to the following local businesses: Applebee’s, A2M Variety, Aubuchon Hardware, Black Bear Café, Bob’s Place, Bray’s Brew Pub, Bridgton Books, Butcher’s Seafood, Campfire Grille, Causeway Dairy Bar, The Game Cutter, Hayes True Value, Jewlz Beyond Hair, Lampron Energy, Lampron’s Lil’ Mart, Magic Lantern, McDonald’s, Merced’s on Brandy Pond, Moose Landing, NAPA, Naples Dog Park, Naples Golf & Country Club, Naples Pizza & Dugout, Norway Savings, Poland Spring, Renys, RG

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Johnson, Ruby Food, Steamboat Landing, Subway, Sun Sports Plus, Sweet Laurel, TD Bank, Thatcher’s, The Galley Restaurant & Pub, Wal-Mart and Watkins Flowers.  I would also like to extend a special thanks to Bob Caron II and the staff at the Naples Golf and Country Club for their tremendous help and effort in helping us put this event on. We will be having our event next year on June 8 at 2 p.m. at the Naples Golf and Country Club, so I hope to see you there! If you would like any information about next year’s outing, please contact Naples Recreation Director Harvey Price Jr. at 693-6364 or recreation@townofnaples.org Harvey Price Jr. Rec Director Town of Naples

Inspiring passion

To The Editor: We would like to take this time to acknowledge two very special Lake Region juniors, Miranda Cady and Kelsey Fadden, for their very timely and labor-intensive project to benefit our hungry neighbors. These girls, single-handedly, canvassed Bridgton neighborhoods in the rain and elements delivering collection bags to over 250 residences. A few days later, they went back to collect the donations of canned goods for our benefit. Their accomplishment yielded 300 pounds of non-perishable goods that will be used to feed the many local families we serve every single month out of the Naples Town Hall.  In the light of these difficult economic times, your gift to us is quite timely and a great encouragement to us. Numbers of people seeking assistance for emergency food and meals at our site in the past year has risen

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over 40%, causing us to seek out new ways in which to continue to provide much needed food for our neighbors. Girls, you are an inspiration! Our hope is that your passion and caring spirits that helped fuel your project, “One Can, Can Make a Difference,” will continue to spread like wildfire and will continue to encourage others to think about how we can all make a difference in the lives of others, especially to those in need in our world.  Kudos go, as well, to your high school teachers who played a role in encouraging you along the way. To those who donated food, we are truly touched by your generosity, thank you! On behalf of our food pantry, “The Food Basket,” and our community meal site — “Kyrie’s Kitchen” — volunteers and those whom will benefit directly from your project, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will never forget your kindness toward us.  Mark and Lindsay Clement Nancy Vose Don Moore Jr. Christy Hafford Dave and Joanna Moore CrossWalk Community Outreach Board of Directors

Honored to have served

To The Editor: I want to express my sincerest thanks to the people of Harrison for the honor of serving as your selectwoman for six years. Serving as an elected official has been an amazing chapter in my life. During my time in office, I have seen many changes in Harrison. Town efficiency and transparency has improved dramatically. We have a new capital improvement plan, a budget committee, new town signs, and a new town manager. Our selectmen’s packets are ready a week in advance instead of the day of the meeting, giving selectmen time to review and prepare for important issues relating to town business. The Community Development Block Grant program helped to build a new playground at Harrison Elementary School and to make much needed improvements to our basketball court in downtown Harrison. While serving was not always easy, I took my position

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To The Editor: I have had considerable pleasure this week, despite the fact that our economic system and too many of our cultural institutions are “crashing” down around us. In search of a good time, I glimpsed Venus cross the sun in transit, witnessed the magic of a double rainbow and watched Heather Masse and Jed Wilson

make magical music at The Brick Church in Lovell.  Now these were pleasant local and universal distractions. However, as one who worries far too much about both the state of the world and the state of my own conscience — much less the conscience of others — I have a need to do what Jeffrey Borneman says he likes to do, which is “roar with laughter.” However, “rolling” my eyes and “pulling” at my hair at the alleged ignorance and stupidity of others doesn’t make me laugh, but makes me “kinda hurt all over.” In childhood, I had a great fear of mythical monsters and witches who “cackled” and laughed at the expense of children and those in peril. I knew they were not “real,” but sometimes they seem all too real in this polarized world of ours. But, what should one expect after our local conservatives — mainly Jeffrey Borneman — were “forced” to take several “communal swims” in all the mud Reverend Plaisted “pasted” on conservatives and him.  According to Borneman, he is not polarizing or vitriolic, but simply “challenges” the Reverend Plaisted and any other liberals’ views and Christian principles with kindness, reason, logic and “facts.” So, is it factual to portray all liberals including Republicans such as Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins as “cowardly,” “ignorant and stupid,” “unchristian” and “unpatriotic,” hell bent on “making dependency more attractive” for the purposes of plunder.     He portrays himself as a man of courage, who seeks wisdom, reason, logic, clarification or justification. Such logic (or is it self-delusion) beats me. By the way, I wonder how many “liberal friends” former President Reagan had if he called them not only “ignorant,” but went further to say, “They know so much that isn’t true.” I can’t imagine having friends think of oneself as stupid and ignorant. I think it would not make conversing with such “friends” a barrel of fun.  So, alas, I am not doubled over with mirth at the expense of

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very seriously. I learned many aspects of it on the municipal and county level. There were many controversial issues, but when it came to representing Harrison and our region, I never failed to ensure that our voice was heard. I was also fortunate to serve on several non-partisan boards, where I learned that leadership and ideas can come from like-minded individuals, whose only interest is moving forward on issues that that benefit people over party. Harrison’s current board of selectmen is among the best I’ve had the honor of serving with and our Town Manager Bud Finch, the most capable. This makes it difficult to leave, but I do so knowing that they serve in the best interest of the people of Harrison. My next endeavor is to seek the State Representative seat for District 98 serving the towns of Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell, Stow and Sweden. I hope that my long-standing commitment to the people of our region reflects the type of representative that I expect to be — working to improve the roads we drive on, improving the education of our children, regional and state economic development and reducing budget shortfalls with measures that work fairly for all in these tough economic times. As a selectwoman I learned many lessons in leadership and community. It took a committed staff of town employees, selectmen and town manager. Most importantly, it took a village, and for this I thank all of you. Lisa Villa Harrison

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Obituaries

Dwight L. Tripp

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AUBURN — Dwight “Pete” Loring Tripp Jr., 76, of Harrison, died Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Hospice House. He was born in New Gloucester on his great-grandfather Will’s farm, the son of Dwight Sr. and Marion Dunlap Tripp. Soon after birth, Will nicknamed Dwight Jr., “Pete.” Most of the family knew him as “Pete” and he conducted much of his business under the name of Pete Tripp. He attended schools in Auburn and was active in football. He later studied banking at Harvard and Purdue universities. He was married to Janice Thurlow, and they shared two daughters, Linda and Cheryl. He later married Dorothy Thomas and had a daughter, Henrietta. During the early years, he was a dairy farmer and ran a logging operation. He was involved in horse pulling at Maine fairs. For a short time, he worked for the Maine Turnpike Authority. In 1963, he started a registered Holstein dairy operation that was known as Trippcrest Farm, which he dispersed in 1987. After dispersing his excellent herd of Holsteins, he wanted to see if he could raise top-notch Percheron horses. He married Jane Gray on Dec. 31, 2004. He and Jane proved that they could with a number of home-bred All American nominee Percherons, capping it in 2011 with a reserve All American three-year-old mare. One of their hitches of mares won the Supreme Percheron Six-Mare Hitch in 2010 at the World Percheron Congress in Des Moines, Iowa. In January of this year, the mares were reserve Champions in the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. He was active in many organizations. He served as a selectman and tax assessor for the Town of Minot for 29 years as well as serving on the budget committee and the building committee for the first addition to Minot Consolidated School. He was president of the Pine Tree Dairy Herd Improvement Association and a national director of the National Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He was a member of the Agway Council and served as chairman of the Auburn Agway Committee. He served as director and chairman of the board for Springfield (Mass.) Bank of Cooperatives. He was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the Federal Farm Credit Board, representing New England, New Jersey and New York, and during his two four-year terms was president of the board. He was a director of the Pine Tree Holstein Association. He was president of the Oxford County Fair for 10 years and a past president of the Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs. He was a director of Patrons and Oxford Insurance Co. and past master of the Minot Center Grange and Androscoggin Pomona Grange. He was also a trustee of the Minot Center Congregational Church. He was a well-known auctioneer all over New England. He provided horse-drawn sleigh rides at the farm and hay rides at the Auburn Mall at Christmas time. He is survived by his wife of Harrison; his children, Linda Cookson, Cheryl Caron and Henrietta Hines; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Berry; stepchildren, Sally Allen, Joel Gray and Daniel Gray; and six step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www. chandlerfunerals.com Visitation was held on Wednesday at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Route 117 in Bridgton. Donations in Pete’s memory may be made to the 2014 World Percheron Congress, PO Box 141, Fredericktown, OH 43019.

RAYMOND — John Logan, 72, died suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2012 of a heart attack at home with his beloved wife, Theda, at his side. Born and raised on Pitmaduthy Farm, Scotland, son of Alexander John and Marion Smith Ritchie Logan, he graduated BSc in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, 1st Class Honours from Glasgow University. John earned his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Cambridge University, England, where he was a member of Trinity College. In 1966, he was recruited by many American firms and chose to join Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, N.J., spending the rest of his career as a director with this company as it evolved into Lucent Technologies in North Andover, Mass. In his retirement, while acting as general contractor for construction of the home of his dreams, John discovered geothermal energy and entered into a second career. He became the regional director in Maine for Water Energy Distributors Inc., promoting geothermal as the lowest cost heat in Maine. He was a member of the Maine Technology Institute’s environmental technology board, a new board member of the Hydrogen Energy Center and a lifelong member of IEEE. John enjoyed meeting other professionals through E2Tech and Business Network International in Windham. He was an active member of the Casco Village Church and volunteered many hours at the CVC food pantry. John was loved by all for his gregarious nature and his willingness to engage and respect people from all walks of life. His brother, Jim, wrote, “John lived life to the fullest, everything at a hundred miles an hour with boundless enthusiasm for every project he undertook.” John is survived by his 98-year-old mother; his wife, Theda Mackenzie Logan, to whom he was married in 1962; his brother, Jim of Scotland; sister Aileen of Amherst, Mass.; two daughters, Julia Yakovlev Logan, M.D. and Catriona Logan Sangster; four grandchildren; and many relatives and friends around the globe that admired and loved him dearly. A celebration of John’s life is planned for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, 2 p.m. at 33 Wawenock Road in Raymond. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to: Raymond Rescue, 1443 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond, ME 04071 or Casco Village Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 367, Casco, ME 04015.

LEWISTON — Jeramy D. Hafford, 34, of Auburn, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Central Maine Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lewiston on May 30, 1978, he was the son of Dale and Gloria Hewins Hafford. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Edward Little High School, Class of 1995. After graduation, he left to serve his country, first in the U.S. Marine Corps and later as a combat infantryman with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Shortly after being honorably discharged from the service, he met Jayme M. Smith in 2005. They lived in California for four years, then moved to Maine in 2009 and were married in 2011. Jeramy worked as a truck driver for Lowe’s Home Improvement in Auburn. An avid outdoorsman, he had a lifelong love of hunting and fishing. He was also very good with his hands, and loved working on cars with his uncle, Pete. Besides his loving wife of Auburn, he is survived by his mother and stepfather, Gloria and Randall Scott of Norway; his father, Dale Hafford of Mechanic Falls; his grandmother, Irene Hafford of Leeds; step-grandparents, Robert and Nancy Scott of Harrison; a son, Caleb Hafford of Auburn; a daughter, Cheyenne Hill of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; a stepson, Caden Smith of Moreno Valley, Calif.; four sisters, Cindy Blanchette of Lewiston, Sonya Chandler of Monmouth, Nichole Scott and Bobbiejean Scott, both of Norway; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Peter D. Hafford; and his maternal grandparents, Albert and Barbara Crockett Hewins. Donations, condolences and a photo tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com Visitation was held at Albert & Burpee Funeral Home, 253 Pine Street, Lewiston, on Tuesday. A celebration of life service followed. Interment with military honors was at Leeds Plains Cemetery, Leeds. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Northern New England Region, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240.

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GORHAM — A memorial service for Susan D. Traill, of Gorham and Sebago, who passed away on Dec. 24, 2011, will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel at Camp O-At-Ka, Route 114, Sebago.

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Thomas Joseph Comeau Jr., 69, of Bridgton, died Wednesday June 6, 2012 at St. Mary’s D’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. Born in Augusta on May 24, 1943, he was the son of Thomas and Marguerite (Thompson) Comeau Sr. Tom was an independent roofing and carpentry contractor, working throughout southern Maine. Tom, his wife, Barbara and their family lived for many years in the Lake Region, finally settling in Bridgton. Tom and Barbara were married for 52 years. Tom was predeceased by his wife, who passed away on May 16, 2012, along with one brother, Liger Comeau and two sisters, Irene Comeau and Rose Comeau. He is survived by his son, Stephen Comeau of Windham; a grandson and two granddaughters; two sisters, Evelyn Parmenter of Brownfield and Cecile Green of Gorham; and two brothers, Joseph Comeau of Windham and Charles Comeau of East Sebago. A celebration of Tom’s and Barbara’s lives was held on Monday, June 11, 2012, at A.T. Hutchins, LLC, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. A memorial service followed. A private family interment will be held at a later date. To offer words of condolence to the family, sign a guest book and share memories, please go to the obituary page at www.athutchins.com

Phyllis Chandler FRYEBURG — Phyllis Walker Chandler, 83, of Fryeburg, died unexpectedly at her home. She was born in Lovell on June 28, 1928, the daughter of Percy A. and Irene Abbott Walker. She graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1947 and was so looking forward to her 65th class reunion. Before her marriage she was a switchboard operator for the Lovell Telephone Co. On June 26, 1949, she married Irving T. Chandler of Sweden. They lived most of their life in Lovell, where she was a homemaker. She had many interests including cooking, golf, going for walks and going to public suppers with friends. She belonged to many organizations: The Lovell United Church of Christ, where she was the longest standing member, the Lovell Library Club, Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Ladies Aux., Lovell Historical Society, a 50-year member of Pondicherry Chapter of the Eastern Star, and the Red Hat Society. She is predeceased by her husband Irving; two daughters, Norma and Paula; and a son, Stephen; her two brothers, Paul and William; and a sister, Harriett Walker. Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Adams and her husband Craig, and Deborah Jones and her husband Erwin Jr., both of Stoneham; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Lovell United Church of Christ, followed by a reception at the VFW hall in Lovell. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lovell United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 208, Center Lovell, ME 04016-0208. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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Carmel J. Theberge AUBURN — Carmel Jeannette Theberge, 83, died peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family. She had resided at Clover Manor for more than five years, previously living in her home on Moreau Avenue in Lewiston. She was born in Waterville on Oct. 20, 1928, the daughter of Odias and Nathalie (Gilbert) Couture. She was educated in Waterville schools. Carmel married Normand Theberge on Nov. 11, 1948. Together, they proudly raised six children. He predeceased her in 1992. Through her early adult years, Carmel worked as the housekeeper for several priests, most memorable were her years in Stonington. She continued to work at various rectories, cleaning and preparing meals for the priests, a job of which she spoke fondly throughout her life. As her family grew, she remained at home and devoted her life to being a homemaker. She worked at Lebel’s Bridal Salon and Morin’s Bridal World. She was an excellent seamstress, fashioning many outfits for her young children. She also loved to cook. Her beautiful voice was another talent she shared through membership in her church choir. She was a communicant at Holy Cross Church Prince of Peace Parish and belonged to various church groups throughout the years, notably the Ladies of St. Anne and prayer groups. For many years, she volunteered for the Catholic Charities SEARCH Program. Despite the fact that Alzheimer’s disease robbed her of many of her abilities, Carmel still remembered the words to songs and sang with total enjoyment when she attended weekly music programs at Clover Manor. Carmel is survived by her brother, Wilfred Couture of Casco; sons, Roger Theberge of Hallowell and Daniel Theberge of Old Orchard Beach; daughters, Nathalie Scribner of Lewiston, Lucille Ouellette of Auburn, Jane Theberge of Florida and Ann Ackley of Antioch, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Laurier Couture, Reginald Couture, Roger Couture and Jerome Couture; sisters, Leonette Petersen and Marcelle Donahue; and a grandson. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Dostie Funeral Home, 2151 Lisbon Road, Lewiston.

William Robbins William “Bill” Robbins died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Bridgton Hospital. He was born in North Conway, New Hampshire, a son of Cleveland and Florence Abbott Robbins, and was educated in local schools. Bill was a lifelong resident of the Fryeburg area. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was owner of Bill Robbins Excavation, established in 1960 for 51 years. He did excavation, and was a general building contractor and site preparation contractor. The business will still be run by his wife Sis and Bob Casteel. He was one of the founding members of the Fryeburg Rescue, a member of the fire department, Fish and Game Association, Chamber of Commerce, various snowmobile clubs and other local civic organizations along with being a lifetime member of the West Oxford Agricultural Society. He is survive by his wife, Adrienne “Sis” Robbins; four children, Becky Robbins, Jim Robbins and his wife Claire, Chuck Robbins and Loreen and Kati Swisher and her husband Todd; 10 grandchildren, James Jr., Catherine, Kaola, Michael, Terry, Melinda, Sharon, Daniel, Sarah, Rebekah; 12 great-grandchildren, five stepchildren, Steve Casteel and his wife Diane, Joe Casteel, Bob Casteel, Beverly “Cookie” Taylor and her husband Chuck and Donald Casteel; seven stepgrandchildren, Heidi L. Daniels and Robert “Bobby” Gendron II, Joe Jr., Joanne, Michelle Casteel, Michael and Steven Casteel and four step-great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Dinner Bell North, c/o Bebe Toor, 258 Lovewell Pond Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org


Viewpoints (Continued from Page B) Reverend Plaisted, who writes excellent letters, in my opinion. However, I am immensely sad that we human beings choose not to confess our sins in order to learn, make amends and change ourselves for the better. Rather, we choose to present ourselves as morally right at all times. Self-confidence is one thing. Self-aggrandizement at the expense of another polarizes, causing the basic principles of justice, wisdom and kindness to go “crashing” down. Thank God for rainbows, the transit of Venus over the sun, the soulful music created and performed by our local artists. Thank God for good friends and daily blessings. Now, someone help me share a good laugh at something that is really funny and doesn’t remind me of evil witches and monsters, who laugh at human misery and try to destroy anyone who dares to challenge self-delusion.  Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

Patriotic American

To The Editor: I was very dismayed, very upset and very insulted to see again in big, bold letters, “This is what it means to be an American,” at the bottom of the big, colorful Bridgton Community Center ad in the June 7 issue of The Bridgton News regarding fireworks donations.

Participation appreciated

To The Editor: The Board of Trustees and the Friends of the North Bridgton Public Library wish to thank all the community members who made our annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale possible.  Tents were donated by Bridgton Academy and Norm at Hayes True Value Hardware Store. The Bridgton Community Center contributed tables and

the stand-up signs to alert the public of our sale. The Greater Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, through member Julia Forbes, assisted with tables for the books. Lucia Terry and her mother contributed their time and advice for labeling plants, as well as contributing plants from Lucia’s business, Perennial Point of View. Treehouse Farms donated a lovely hanging basket, which was bought soon after the sale opened. Finally, we wish to thank members of the North Bridgton Community, who baked delicious goods, or volunteered time or plant materials for the sale.  We couldn’t have had such a successful day without everyone who participated. Shannon Slayton Board of Trustees member North Bridgton Public Library

Team effort

To The Editor: The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club held their Third Annual Golf Tournament at Kezar Lake Country Club in Lovell on June 2. Despite the rainy weather, a hardy bunch showed up to play golf, have fun and help support a worthy cause for local veterans in our area.  We are so appreciative of everyone’s help: sponsors, silent auction contributors, golfers, the staff at Lake Kezar Country Club and Stormy’s Smoke Show. It was a great team effort.  Cathy Sullivan, president Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club

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By Stan Cohenn Medicare Volunteer Counselor Until now, primary care physicians (PCPs) have been reimbursed smaller amounts for Medicaid (MaineCare) patients than they receive from Medicare. A new proposed rule announced in May by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services would implement the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Medicaid reimburse family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatric medicine,

and related subspecialists at Medicare levels in 2013 and 2014.  The increase in payment for primary care would be paid entirely by the federal government with no matching payments required of states. States would receive a total of more than $11 billion in new funds to bolster their Medicaid primary care delivery systems. As is the case with many health care and health insurance improvements being provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they are threat-

ened by the Supreme Court. Those of us who appreciate the positive advances generated by the ACA (including this writer) nervously await the Court’s decision. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, oneon-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (1-800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.

Weathering the storms (Continued from Page D) to natural disasters as well as terrorist attacks. The government has established protocols that will help our country through natural disasters, disease pandemics, catastrophic accidents or vicious acts of terrorism. And your household should have them too.  We need all Americans to learn how best to respond to an emergency, whatever form it may take. Don’t wait for something to happen to create a response plan. As we enter the summer months, now is a good time to decide what you and your family would do in case of an emergency. All

members of your family might not be together when disaster strikes — where would you meet? Parents could be at work and children at a friend’s house for instance. Consider how you would contact one another.  Different circumstances and emergencies require an important first decision. Do you stay inside or evacuate? Family members should discuss both possibilities. You should understand and plan to get out or shelter in place, and listen to the advice of experts. In some cases, staying put is the safest course while in other disasters, evacuation is essential. WEATHER, Page D

It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk News Columnist

New beginnings

There’s nothing like a new beginning. A clean slate is great. What better time could there be than the spring to illustrate new beginnings in one’s life? From the vernal equinox revitalization of mosquitoes that overwintered here to the nest building of Maine’s many migratory birds, from the first few days of green-up to the full-out flowering of woodland plants and garden varieties, spring is the epitome of brand new beginnings. In my own life, my household recently moved from Raymond to Casco. Four years ago, we lived in North Windham — off the charmingly small, but crowded Pettingill Pond. At this pace, if I change my residence to another neighboring town every two years, I should be living in Bridgton by 2018. However, given the labor and stress involved in making a move, I’d be pleased to pass the three-year mark without renting another U-Haul, or enlisting the assistance of friends with trucks and strong backs. Plus, why move again? This newfound home is the ultimate amenity. Every sore rib, every bruise on my shins, and every aching muscle was worth the move. So, I would like to toast to beginnings, as well as making two arguments for going in the direction of fresh, unknown journeys. One: It is not always easy. Two: It’s never really a clean slate or a linear start-over, but part of a much broader and much older cycle. Would anyone like to pause for the toasting part? You will have to recite your own tribute because I don’t have one written. Although, now that I think of it, an Irish one comes to mind: “May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” Now, onward to the argument: It is not always easy. Frequently, it might be obvious that a beginning must flinch into action. Not unlike

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industries. We must also be globally competitive. Recently, the national jobs report showed only 69,000 jobs created last month. Economists agree that we must produce about 200,000 jobs per month to be prosperous. Economic growth must be fueled by collaborative work between government and the private sector. However, stimulus packages that promise jobs are not the answer to our economic woes. These plans have proven to fail which only pumps false hope into our economy. Temporary jobs are not the solution. We need long-term employment with better paying wages. Government officials need to start listening to the people who are creating our jobs. They have answers. Starting this week, I’m hosting another round of job workshops that are geared toward specific industries. I want to know what is working for business and what isn’t. I am asking CEOs to come to the table to tell me what policies are enabling them to expand and hire more Mainers and which ones stifle growth. ECONOMY, Page D

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their names. Those who moved north from Massachusetts and those who much later loaded up their wagons and moved west, they were limited on what belongings they were able to keep. Much was left behind. Their new beginnings shine in comparison to mine — they gave up a lot to more to move forward and upward. But, I like to imagine I am marching on in their adventurous footsteps — only I’m wearing much smaller (and probably more comfortable) shoes. If I were to compare changes in the earth to those in human life, it could be said that true change cannot happen without first a violent uprooting or shaking up. Forest fires that burn thousands of acres allow pine and spruce to re-grow in

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The inference I, other people and veterans, got from this is if you don’t donate to the fireworks fund, you are not a true American! I am a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. I am a very patriotic American. I was instrumental in having the board of selectmen and other town committees recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every meeting. I donate to the fireworks fund and do it because I like fireworks and want to help to make the display happen. To say that donating to the fireworks fund is “what it means to be an American” sends the wrong message for many. It suggests and makes people feel guilty that if they don’t donate, they are not Americans. It is a very nice ad other than that, but I don’t think this sentence is needed at all, as it is insulting to many and actually may lessen donations. I would hope that this line would be removed from this ad in the future. A patriotic American Bernie King Bridgton

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(Continued from Page D) new spaces. The heat breaks open the cones, and the flames burn the previous sun-blocking canopy. An active volcano can create an island, shift a landscape, and leave behind riveting rock formations such as obsidian that humans will admire hundreds of years later. Mountains carry scars (chutes and ravines) where winter’s avalanches have rushed downward with the weight of concrete on the earth. When the snow stops, the air that the avalanche had pushed aside continues to blast forward like a tremendous sigh that splinters trees into toothpicks. Maybe, the violent shifting of earth is too intense of a comparison for human change. Perhaps, I’ve heard the saying, “No pain. No gain” one too many times. However, I am a firm believer that humans can cultivate change, and get things accomplished by applying physical push, a readiness to roll up one’s sleeves and mental determination. Of course, it is equally appealing some days to sit back in a rocking chair and wait for change to arrive in the dooryard. The latter approach is how the Grand Canyon formed as miles of rock took centuries to finally yield to the flow of water over its surface. So, humans are not entirely different than the earth upon which they live. Nor are humans separate from the seasonal cycles. We accelerate in the busy making of spring. But, spring is not new to any of us. Even when salamanders, salmon, ospreys and loons hatch from eggs — those critters are born into a cycle that breaths in and exhales the same moisture that witnessed an ice age, and the births of my many ancestors. In my yard, a sturdy tree house is grounded by an oak tree. Like the home, which is prepared for adverse weather with two sources of heat (a wood or coal-burning stove in the basement and an efficient Toyo monitor upstairs), the roof of the tree house tilts to slough off snow. Preparedness is peace of mind. And, the tree house has a ladder and a slide to boot. That outdoor structure claims its place as my slice of heaven on earth. I am not sure if I can get any closer. Still, I’ll re-evaluate that belief in another two years to see if it needs to be tweaked. So, let us toast again to new beginnings. To those tiny startovers we encounter as we ride the immense cycle of change.

(Continued from Page D) I might just take them anyway. If inflation does go up to 12% or higher like it did under President Carter, I’ll pay off the 3.25% mortgage with inflated dollars over the whole term. My local bank is savvy enough to understand that possibility, but

like most banks they’re going to sell my mortgage immediately to Fannie Mae, so why should they care? Fannie Mae will be left holding the bag. That means government will be left holding the bag. That means the taxpayers will be left holding the bag, and I’m a taxpayer. No wonder

Fannie Mae has to be bailed out so often. There’s an old Yankee expression that says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Government, however, has a different idea, “If it ain’t broke, we’re gonna keep on fixing it ’til it is broke.” That’s the thinking they’ve been

applying to the housing market. Now it’s working on health care and all the rest of the economy. We’d all be better off if they just left it alone. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at tommclaughlin@fairpoint.net

Listening to the sweet bird song

newly fertilized egg is first surrounded by yolk, and then covered by the “white.” The shell goes on last, along with various pigments to give the shell its color and markings. Mottled markings on the cardinal’s eggs help camouflage them, as do the shadows cast by surrounding branches. Producing the shell is the longest step, and takes 18 to 20 hours. In a cup-shaped nest where there is little danger that the eggs will roll away, eggs are fairly round. Some species of birds, who nest in dangerous places such as cliffs, produce

long narrow eggs, pointed at one end so they will roll in a circle and not roll off the nest. We did not know exactly how old these eggs were, but we had read that female cardinals incubate them for 12 or 13 days. After the chicks hatch, both parents feed them for another nine or ten days until the chicks are old enough to fly. It’s a busy time for cardinal parents, who have to catch enough insects to feed themselves and their growing family. Once the youngsters are out of the nest, the male parent sometimes feeds the young

by himself, freeing his mate to lay more eggs and incubate a second brood. It’s impressive what a couple can accomplish when they work together cooperatively. We worried about disturbing the cardinals so kept our visit short, and as soon as we returned to the house the female returned to her nest to continue caring for her eggs. As far as we know, cardinals have not yet nested in our neighborhood. The cardinal whom we have heard singing this week may be one of the town cardinals, just visiting for

Response to Miami distaster

(Continued from Page D) skill in preventing the potentially catastrophic escalation of this fire.  These men and women represent the very best of their field, and it was an honor to sponsor the resolution recognizing them. Indeed, it is largely thanks (Continued from Page D) to these able firefighters and On Wednesday, June 13, the first of three workshops will be held emergency first responders in Brunswick. The focus is on the tourism and marine resources industries. Future sessions will address industries in forestry, farm- that we have the opportunity to ing, IT and manufacturing. I have said before, government does not create jobs. But what we can do in Augusta is change the environment by which jobs are created in the private sector. We have been working diligently (Continued from Page D) on this, and have made some progress, but I firmly believe there is more to do. The importance of planning If you are a business owner and would like to attend one of the cannot be underestimated. Make upcoming jobs workshops please visit my website Maine.gov slash an emergency kit for your home. Governor (www.Maine.gov/Governor) for details. It should include: water, one We will continue to strengthen Maine’s economy and get Maine gallon per person, per day for working again by sharing ideas with each other. I welcome your at least three days; a three-day thoughts as we move forward together. supply of non-perishable food;

Economy recovers

repair the USS Miami. When I spoke with Navy Vice Admiral McCoy, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, after the fire, he said, “We’re determined to send the Miami back to sea.”  I join Admiral McCoy in this sentiment — with a growing shortage of submarines in our Navy, it is vital that the USS Miami and its crew

are able to quickly return to their vital work of keeping this country safe and secure, as the boat has done since its commission in 1990. Indeed, in the coming weeks and months, I look forward to working with the Navy, the men and women of Kittery-Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and my colleagues in the Senate to ensure that the USS Miami is quickly returned

Preparing for summer’s weather a battery operated or hand-crank radio; flashlight and extra batteries; first aid supplies; a whistle to signal for help; moist towelettes, garbage bags and ties; a wrench or pliers to turn off utilities; a can opener; local maps; cell phone with charger. Don’t forget your medications and glasses. If you have an infant, make sure all the proper supplies are in place. If you have a pet, make sure those supplies are included as well. Knowledge is power so keep abreast of the news and learn about area-specific emergencies that could happen where

Oversight

(Continued from Page D) and a wholesale change in the way the Turnpike Authority is budgeted and run. The Government Oversight Committee fills a valuable role in promoting efficiency and effectiveness in state government and making sure that government officials have a measure of accountability. We will be meeting several times over the summer and fall, and if there is anything you think that committee should take, please let me know. You can reach me at the State House by calling 2871515 or visiting my website, www.mainesenate.org/diamond to send me an e-mail. I’ll be glad to hear from you. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.

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