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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 147, No. 24

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Bridgton, Maine

June 16, 2016

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Zaidman wins; sewer & pantry articles pass By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Selectmen race: one seat Zaidman — 534 Murphy — 307 Hawkins — 198 After a vigorous last-minute campaign, write-in candidate Glen “Bear” Zaidman won a seat on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen Tuesday by earning 534 votes, easily surpassed incumbent Selectman Ken Murphy’s 307 votes and the 198 votes garnered by newcomer Karen Hawkins. The outcome may have been foreseen by Murphy

following the publication of several strong letters of support for Zaidman and a large ad in The News last week. “Whatever happens, I want to thank this board for the opportunity to serve these past three years,” Murphy said during selectman’s concerns at Tuesday’s regular board meeting, just before polls closed. “It’s been a real fun time, and in three years I’ve learned a lot.” Offering some parting thoughts that may have been directed at Selectman Greg Watkins, he added, “I’ll say this: I’ll never micromanage the per-

son in charge.” Watkins and Selectman Bob McHatton had just finished a sparring match over Watkins’ self-described “fact-finding” e-mails to Town Manager Bob Peabody regarding a policy Watkins had brought forward in open meeting two weeks earlier, which the board failed to support. McHatton said selectmen “just can’t be bogging the town manager down” by tracking down answers to questions after meetings “if the three of us go against what you want to do.” Watkins, one of the letter-

writers supporting Zaidman, said he has the right to seek post-meeting clarification with the manager, particularly after being “discouraged to have a long list of selectman’s concerns” at meetings,

when the answers might not be immediately known. Turnout was about on par with 2015 elections, when Murphy’s brother Robert P. Murphy lost by one vote to McHatton in a three-way race

for two open board seats. Watkins came in first with 475 votes. Along with Watkins’ letter of endorsement, Zaidman’s write-in campaign was supBRIDGTON, Page 3A

Casco town hall project running under budget

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The Town Hall construction project is coming in at a lower cost than originally anticipated. “We are about 20 percent under budget,” according to Casco Town Manager Dave Morton, adding that most of the expenses are accounted for since the town has lined up contractors to do different phases of the job. The groundbreaking happened on May 9, and Morton projected that the building could be completed in late August or early fall. “It looks like we are about 20 percent under budget. That is about $30,000 less,” he said. During Town Meeting in 2015, voters approved $600,000 to build a new town office on the existing property. On Tuesday, the Casco Board of Selectmen gave the authorization for the town to apply for a one-year Bond Anticipation Note (BAN). “It’s only for the town office. The BAN is for $600,000, and if we don’t spend that, we will use funds to repay it when the bond comes due,” Morton said.

“We are doing this rather than a full bond (because) we aren’t certain what voters will do,” Morton said. “We don’t have time to do a full bond.” At Casco Town Meeting, which takes place after The Bridgton News goes to press, there are several Warrant Articles involving proposed 10-year bonds to complete road reconstruction and replace the Pleasant Lake-Parker Pond Dam. If one of the bonds passes, “we would wrap this into that. It would give us a better basis for borrowing long-term. We would get a better rate,” Morton said. “The BAN is timed to allow us to go and do a full bond. It will give us time to arrange for long-term financing for town projects,” he said. The Town of Casco needs the approved funding in order to pay contractors for work so far. “As you can see, we are into the project” of constructing the new town office, Morton said. “Now, we need the money,” he said.

Valedictorian Keyana Prescott

UNDER MY UMBRELLA — Katie, Liam and Anne Neault sit in the outdoor amphitheater during a ceremony to rename the bridge in Naples the Robert Neault Memorial Bridge. (De Busk Photo)

Bob’s bridge

‘Spirit’ present in ceremony

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Anne already thinks of her husband Bob Neault every time she crosses the bridge on the Causeway.

Salutatorian Lily Charpentier

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Keyana Prescott

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer For as long as Keyana Prescott can remember, the moment she got off the school bus each day, her grandpa had her sit down and do her homework. “If it weren’t for you (grandpa) enforcing that habit, I would not have the work ethic I do now,” Keyana told her classmates Sunday during her speech (which can be read in its entirety in Section C this week) at Lake Region High School’s graduation ceremony. “I appreciate you being my number one fan for the last 18 years more than you will ever know.” Valedictorian of the Class of 2016, Keyana recapped the accomplishments, obstacles, victories and defeats endured over the last four years and closed out her comments by saying, “The possibilities we are given are endless, and it is simply what we make of it.” The News went One on One with Valedictorian Keyana Prescott this week: BN. People often wonder, how does a student become the tops in their class? What has it taken for you to achieve this incredible honor? KEYANA: It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to your studies as well as becoming involved in extracurricuKEYANA, Page 8A

Lily Charpentier

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Like many of her classmates, Lily Charpentier really couldn’t remember much about her first day of school. So, she pulled out an old picture. “In my picture, I have a pink bow at the top of my ponytail, my backpack is just about as large as I am, and I have a card hanging around my neck,” she told her classmates during Lake Region High School’s graduation ceremony Sunday. “Now that was an important card. It was in the shape of a crayon box and had my bus number and classroom written on it. It told me exactly where I needed to go that day.” As salutatorian, Lily told members of the Class of 2016 (her speech can be read in its entirety in Section C) they no longer have cards dangling from their necks telling them where to go. The decision is now theirs to make. “Our life isn’t mapped out for us, and it may be difficult to find our own path. But now we have the freedom to go out and dictate our own futures,” she said. “…No longer will our parents be holding our hands as they did on that first day of school. We now have the responsibility of leading our own lives and that’s exciting.” The News went One on One with Salutatorian Lily LILY, Page 8A

Now his name will be forever linked to that bridge. The Bay of Naples Bridge was renamed in honor of Robert Neault in a ceremony held Saturday at the outdoor amphitheater. It was an amphitheater that Neault had envisioned and had championed for. It is fitting that the new bridge is now named after Neault — the person who had stepped forward as a leader during the time period when people were still divided between a fixed bridge and a swing bridge. As the only chairman of the Causeway Revitalization Committee (CRC) for almost four years, Neault was tenacious about getting a superb product for the people of Naples from the Maine Department of Transportation. During the construction peri-

od from September 2010 through September 2013, Neault shifted his focus and a lot of hours from his law practice to being an active part of the process of replacing the bridge and breathing new life into the surrounding public space known as the Causeway. “He really put his heart and soul into the bridge project,” Anne said. “Bob spent an enormous, enormous amount of time with the bridge construction,” she said. “When the bridge opened” in May 2012 “and we went to the community celebration, it felt like an accomplishment not just for him, but for us.” “Naming the bridge after him — it is more of an emotional thing than a logical BRIDGE, Page 5A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — By the time the clock struck seven, only 35 residents were seated in the gymnasium for the Naples Town Meeting. It’s not uncommon for voters to arrive at the last minute, and a trio of women walked through the gym doors and over to the table to pick up their voting cards. On Wednesday evening, about 10 residents sat in front of the room, representing the Naples Board of Selectmen and the Naples Budget Committee. The town meeting turnout of 53 people this year was about two-thirds smaller than a year ago. In 2015, approximately 150 people participated at the annual event with half leaving before the ballot-

style tax levy limit vote. It seemed that more people were eating dinner at local restaurants in Naples than voting at annual town meeting. The extremely low turnout is troubling, especially compared to the crowd that showed up last year, according to resident Jim Grattelo, who thought the Town Meeting could have been better publicized on the town’s website and at the town office. “The turnout was terrible, just terrible,” resident Roger Clement said. According to Naples Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak, there has been a steady decline in town meeting turnouts over the years. But, the attendance seems to NUMBERS, Page 7A

Turnout shrinks at Naples meeting

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Downtown bars take some heat

RESPECT NEIGHBORS — Ovide Corbiel of Gibbs Avenue addressed Bridgton Selectmen Tuesday about noise from late-night partiers at Standard Gastropub, located at the corner of Main Street and Gibbs Avenue. (Photo by Gail Geraghty)

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Two downtown restaurants, the Bridgton House of Pizza and Standard Gastropub, came under fire at Tuesday’s Bridgton Selectmen meeting for letting their late-night drinking customers get out of hand. Standard Gastropub’s owner William Holmes, however, faced an additional charge of ignoring a stop-work order on his plans to build an outside seating and entertainment area. Selectmen questioned Holmes and BHOP owner Spyro Hronarakis and took comments from neighbors

for close to an hour, before ultimately granting victualer and liquor license renewals to both businesses. In the case of Standard Gastropub, the license only applies to the indoors, since questions remain about the status of his request for a revision of its original Planning Board approval to occupy the former gas station at the corner of Gibbs Avenue and Main Street. Hronarakis, whose business is nearby across Main Street, said that he cut back his closing time a couple of months ago to be the same as other businesses that serve liquor in town — 11 p.m. weekdays and midnight on weekends. He

did so after Police Chief Richard Stillman raised concerns about the number of police calls over the last 10 months related to intoxicated customers descending on BHOP after the other drinking establishments close. Stillman told the Board that he’s satisfied the issue has been addressed by Hronarakis, who offers live music the last Saturday of each month. “There’s no more surge of people coming there after the others close,” Stillman said. Both businesses also received renewals of their special amusement permits to have live music, but in Standard Gastropub’s case,

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show is not limited to automobiles. There are tractors, farm machinery, steamboats and the well-known Texaco Wrecker. “This is a really familyoriented time,” according to Shelly Watson. “Yes, it is a great way to spend Fathers’ Day. The whole family can participate. It has family friendly activities. They can look around. They can camp and really enjoy it. It’s very little cost,

less than if you spent the weekend at campgrounds around here,” Watson said. “And, it’s for a good cause. It raises money for the Naples Museum and Historical Society,” she said. She described children playing on the sandy beach of Brandy Pond; people taking rides on the steamboats that are part of the show; adults swapping stories; and everyone enjoying a meal together, especially the barbecue chicken dinner supplied by the Sebago Lions Club. A big reminder: The headcount for people ordering the chicken dinner happens around noon. So, make WATSON, Page 7A

Antique wheels, water show family affair What: 27th Annual Watson’s Wheels and Water Transportation Show When: Saturday and Sunday, with people arriving as early as 8 a.m. on Saturday. Where: 102 State Park Road, which is more easily accessible off Route 114. Sunrise Cove on Brandy

Pond Cost: Free admission to the public; $10 to register an antique; $10 to bring a selfcontained camper, free camping for people with tents. By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – There is something about a vintage vehicle that always turns heads.

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June 16, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3A

Bridgton results: Sewer, pantry articles pass downtown system for current and future users. The current estimate of freed capacity is around 7,000 gallons, which is equivalent to seven new businesses at 1,000 gallons per day or 77 one-bedroom apartments. The revisions will not affect taxpayers in general; rates will change among the system’s 73 users based on the new formula for determining allocation that replaces the old subsurface wastewater model with an equivalent user model. Two key changes are that those not currently using allocation for their property will be charged a “readiness-toserve” fee, and that users now holding excess capacity in reserve will have to either use it on improvements/expansion or pay it back to the town by 2021.

Bridgton Food Pantry Yes — 601 No — 501 In Tuesday’s closest vote, a citizens petition to fund $10,000 in support of the Bridgton Food Pantry for fiscal year 2016-2017 passed by a 601-501 vote. Selectmen had recommended a “no” vote, but that didn’t discourage the many supportive letter-writers and others who lobbied hard to win passage. The board maintained that the funding support question should have been dealt with during the regular budget process, and some members questioned the pantry’s policy of providing food to any resident, regardless of income. But supporters equally questioned the board’s decision last year to cut the pantry’s funding from $10,000 to zero

and instead provide $2,000 in FEMA grant funds. The pantry, which serves 81 families weekly from Bridgton United Methodist Church, currently operates on a budget of around $1,000 a month and relies completely on donations and the efforts of 14 unpaid volunteers. Taxes will go up by around $1 on a $100,000 home this fiscal year as a result of the vote. Although the question presumed annual funding support of $10,000 “starting in” 2016-17, the board’s position is that annual funding at any level is not guaranteed; the pantry will need to make a formal request for funding during each budget year. Planning Board: two seats Collins — 645 Brusini — 492 Pinkham — 437 Longtime incumbent

Planning Board Chairman Steve Collins easily won reelection to the board with 645 votes, while the second seat went to Deborah Brusini with 492 votes, followed closely by Cathy Pinkham with 437 votes. Pinkham had served as an alternate board member for a year and was seeking a regular seat. SAD 61 Director: two seats Albert — 737 Eller — 674 Both the newcomer, Debra Albert, and the incumbent, Karen Eller, won seats on the SAD 61 Board of Directors. Albert got the most votes, with 737, while Eller wasn’t

far behind at 674 votes. Water District: one seat Gorman — 942 Incumbent Bridgton Water District Trustee Wesley Gorman was uncontested in his bid to return as a trustee, winning 942 votes. Ordinance revisions Shoreland — 626-436 Site Plan — 623-425 Tower — 627-423 All three ordnance revision questions put forward by the Planning Board were easily passed, by a 677-446 vote on the Shoreland Ordinance, a 623-425 vote on the Site Plan Review Ordinance and BRIDGTON, Page 6A

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Page 4A, The Bridgton News, June 16, 2016

Incidents on the Bridgton blotter These incidents appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter between the dates of Monday, June 6 and Sunday, June 12 (This is only a partial listing). Monday, June 6 8:22 a.m. A South High Street resident heard a loud bang at 3 a.m. Sunday, and when he took a walk the next day he noticed someone had possibly struck the guardrail just past the dam. 9:50 a.m. A vehicle was sideswiped by a dump truck near the corner of North High Street and Knights Hill Road, and hydraulic fluids were leaking. 2:03 p.m. Officer McCormick investigated a theft on Main Street. 2:26 p.m. A Harrison Road resident said someone is living in the woods behind his house. 4:46 p.m. Officer Muise was asked to help a woman involved in an ongoing domestic violence situation who did not feel safe in her home. 6:38 p.m. A woman who left a scooter when she moved out of a residence on Harrison Road said it was gone when she returned to get it. 10:27 p.m. A bear was spotted in the North High Street area. 11:14 p.m. An intoxicated woman was trying to get in a North Bridgton Road residence, and was being combative. Tuesday, June 7 10:03 a.m. Tenants were arguing by their vehicle outside a Portland Road residence. 4:20 p.m. A person was seen texting while driving on Main Street by TD Bank, traveling east. 4:56 p.m. A blue Toyota Camry pulled into Rite Aid and hit a shopping cart, and the occupants were having difficulty walking when they got out to go in the store. 5:59 p.m. A woman sent

her parents a goodbye message on Facebook and made suicidal statements. 9:32 p.m. A man called in saying he wanted to kill himself, confirmed his address and then hung up. Wednesday, June 8 5:10 a.m. A patient was attempting to “elope” against medical advice from Bridgton Hospital. 1:24 p.m. Police attempted to locate a North High Street who allegedly drove off from an Oxford gas station without paying for $35 in gas. 2:43 p.m. A silver Honda Element passed a stopped school bus that was flashing red lights on Sanborns Grove Road. 5:05 p.m. A caller complained about chronic speeding on Kansas Road, with the latest being a jacked-up black pickup truck. 9:37 p.m. A black sedan drove off from a Portland Road gas station without paying for $10.57 in gas. 10:09 p.m. The fire department called about a bike and backpack that had been left at the South Bridgton Road station, and while police were enroute, an intoxicated woman came out of the woods near the station. Thursday, June 9 7:44 a.m. A vehicle crashed and caught fire on the Portland Road, but the driver was able to get out and was conscious and alert. 1:09 p.m. A white Prius was following a Freedom Xpress delivery truck all the way from the Lovell Library to the Bridgton Rite Aid, and the driver of the Prius was taking notes in the parking lot. 2:35 p.m. Officer Jones met with an official from Homeland Security Investigations about a fraud case they were working on. 3:23 p.m. A Blueberry Hill Road resident reported items stolen from their garage. 3:46 p.m. A tree fell across the roadway on North

BAD START TO THE DAY — At approximately 8:40 a.m. last Thursday, June 9, a pickup truck struck a telephone pole on Portland Road near Maple Street. The truck broke right through the pole, flipped on its side and the power lines fell on it. The truck caught fire with the operator trapped inside. Just as this happened two Central Maine Power workers in a bucket truck happened by. CMP linemen, Paul Reynolds and Andrew Grant saw the operator was unable to get out of his vehicle and immediately went to work getting him out. “We saw the wires bouncing in the road and the truck on its side on fire. It had just happened. The wires were still bouncing,” Reynolds said. After a struggle, they were able to free the operator and get him to safety just as the truck became fully engulfed in flames. “He couldn’t get out of the rear window, so Paul kicked it out and then I smashed out the other window and Paul was right there to hoist him out that way,” Grant said. In less than a minute, they had the man, who was taken to the hospital, out safely. They then went to work cutting the power to these lines so the scene would be safe for firefighters. Once Bridgton Fire doused the flames these two men went about rolling up broken and cut power lines. “Paul Reynolds and Andrew Grant of Central Maine Power risked their own safety and saved the operator from certain death and they should be commended for their bravery,” said Bridgton Police Chief Richard Stillman. The two men received commendations Tuesday night from Bridgton selectmen. (Photo by Richard Mayo) Bridgton Road. 6:08 p.m. A female Bridgton resident took a whole bottle of pills. 9:27 p.m. Someone was seen possibly trying to break into a vehicle on Depot Street. Friday, June 10 10:45 a.m. A Westwood Cottage Drive resident said he was having an ongoing issue with a gray Chevy Malibu parking in the middle of his tote road. He has left notes on the vehicle, with no luck. 11:03 a.m. Money was lost by a person attending the Farmers Market on Depot Street June 4. 12:45 p.m. An accident with personal injury occurred near Portland Road and Main Street. 6:39 p.m. A vehicle was seen lurking in the area of Fosterville Road and had been stopping in front of a person’s home. 10:48 p.m. Officers Reese and Gaumont investigated a

someone’s vehicle ran into his truck while he was out walking. Sunday, June 12 1:25 p.m. An accident with property damage occurred on Route 302 in Naples, and Officers Reese and Gaumont were called in to help.

3:52 p.m. Officer Gaumont investigated a child abuse case involving a 12-year-old girl. 5:16 p.m. A couple was seen in a gray Honda Civic with a child in the back seat, and they appeared to be doing meth.

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These incidents appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, May 30 2:54 a.m. Masey G. Bernier, 20, of Albany, N.H. was stopped on Main Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license. 11:52 a.m. Police conducted a welfare check at a Stuart Street residence. 2:39 p.m. Police filed a report regarding social media harassment after visiting a Silver Parkway location. 4:31 p.m. Police issued a warning at a Smith Street residence regarding a harassment complaint. 8:10 p.m. Alexa Lee Wansor, 25, of Center Conway, N.H. POLICE LOG, Page 5A

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June 16, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 5A

On Fryeburg Police log (Continued from Page 4A) was stopped at the intersection of Carter Hill Road and Bridgton Road and charged with speeding (30 mph over the posted limit). 11:40 p.m. A criminal trespass warning was issued to a subject at Meadow Lane. Tuesday, May 31 11:45 p.m. Police investigated a report of a suspicious person on Menotomy Road. Wednesday, June 1 12:54 p.m. Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Main Street. 1:29 p.m. Police checked a criminal mischief complaint on Stanley Hill Road. 9 p.m. Police charged two subjects while at a Bridgton Road residence — Jessie S. Cone, 24, of Fryeburg for hindering apprehension or prosecution; and Seth A. Janczak, 26, of Fryeburg for failing to appear after bailed. Thursday, June 2 12:38 a.m. Police responded to a missing person report at a Portland Street residence. 5 p.m. Police served a restraining order. Friday, June 3 5:09 p.m. Police received a report of unwanted subjects at the Poland Spring plant on Bridgton Road. Saturday, June 4 6 p.m. A motor vehicle crash occurred at

Fryeburg Academy (Main Street). 8:59 p.m. Michael Kukuruza, 38, of Center Conway, N.H. was stopped on Corn Shop Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle with an expired license (more than 90 days). Sunday, June 5 7:56 a.m. A report was received regarding a suspicious person at a Main Street business. Monday, June 6 7:48 a.m. Police investigated a criminal mischief complaint at a Main Street residence. 2:54 and 4:25 p.m. Police responded to civil issues on Stuart and Smith Streets. Tuesday, June 7 9:41 a.m. Police handled a juvenile offense. Wednesday, June 8 11:49 a.m. A motor vehicle crash occurred on Portland Street, near Bea’s Marketplace. Thursday, June 9 4:42 p.m. A motor vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Menotomy and Bridgton Roads. Friday, June 10 9:06 a.m. A theft occurred on Portland Street. 10:11 p.m. Jeffrey F. Peavey, 36, of East COMMUNITY MEMBERS GATHER — Almost 100 people congregated in the outBaldwin was stopped on Portland Street and door amphitheater on the Causeway for the ceremony on Saturday. The Naples bridge was renamed the Robert Neault Memorial Bridge. (De Busk Photo) charged with attaching false plates.

Bridge dedication celebrates life, accomplishments

(Continued from Page 1A) thing,” she said. I miss him, she said. Neault passed away on Nov. 24 at the age of 56. This winter, the Maine House and Senate unanimously approved a resolution renaming the span the Robert Neault Memorial Bridge. Rep. Christine Powers was instrumental in garnering the interest and support of the legislation to rename the bridge. She spoke during the ceremony. Also, Powers chose the date for the gathering to coincide with the time that Katie and Liam would be in town, one of them returning from college studies. Katie and Liam accompanied their mom to the

ceremony. Meanwhile, the youngest child Dan played in the Lake Region Band, which provided the music for the bridge renaming. The following day, the family would attend another ceremony as Dan graduated from Lake Region High School. The speakers recalled the family man who read with his children at the local library and found a replacement for a popped balloon at a birthday party. Powers described a happy family whose members were frequently laughing. Emily Cassidy, who has been friends with Liam since she was two years old, shared the popped balloon story. That one example illustrated

how Neault had been the person who fixed things, who solved problems. During his time as a Naples resident, Neault helped to found the Naples/ Casco Before and After (school) Care program at the Singer Center, served as vice president of Crosswalk Community Outreach. All the while, when he walked into the church, he took an active leadership role there, too. Every one is feeling the loss of not having Neault there to fix things, Cassidy said. “There is a void,” she said. Derek Goodine, the former Naples town manager, expressed that loss, too. “Bob you are what this bridge is all about. What I

would give to say that to Bob again,” he said. Goodine had served as town manager during the construction period, and worked closely with Neault. “He started out as an acquaintance who turned into a friend, a close friend,” Goodine said. He talked about times during the project when he saw Neault on a regular basis. In fact, it was their daily routine to go together and view the bridge construction. “Bob would say ‘Let’s go see Derek’s bridge.’ That was how he teased me. ‘Let’s go see Derek’s bridge. One time, I said, ‘No it’s Bob’s bridge. And Bob said, ‘It is their bridge,’” Goodine said, add-

ing that Neault wanted the post-construction result to be for the community and for everyone who sees it.“ ‘It is their bridge,’” he said. When MDOT funded the project, Neault had a goal of making the Causeway into a space that would give pride to local residents and draw more tourists, Goodine said. As a testament to accomplishing that,

the Causeway has become a place where people love to be photographed, he said. Neault was excellent at being the diplomat, bringing together people with differing opinions. “Bob was a concensus builder,” Goodine said. Neault was “always building bridges in our community,” Powers said.

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How area residents voted on Tuesday

TOWN: BRIDGTON Representative to the Legislature (District 69): Phyllis A. Democratic Primary Ginzler 409 Representative to Congress (District 1): Chellie Pingree 290 Register of Probate: James Hughes 350 State Senator (District 19): Joseph Chisari 234 TOWN: HARRISON Register of Probate: Nadeen M. Daniels 128, Jessica L. Selectman/Assessor, three years: Imelda M. Arris 105, Joseph 107 Raymond J. LaPlante 136 Country Commissioner (District 1): Neil D. Jamieson Jr. 245 Planning Board, three years: no results reported Republican Primary Representative to Congress (District 1): Mark I. Holbrook 191, Ande Allen Smith 210 State Senator (District 19): James M. Hamper 397

Bridgton results

(Continued from Page 3A) a 627-423 vote on the Tower Ordinance. Shoreland changes include updating the official map to include recent lot splits and adding a surveyor option if needed. Revised wording in the Site Plan Review Ordinance applied primarily to bringing the town in compliance with state law regulating medical marijuana, and other housekeeping changes. The Tower Ordinance changes clarifies the number of copies of documents needed when an applicant wants to revise a previously approved application.

July 4 parade update

Looking for something fun to do on the Fourth of July in Bridgton? Be part of the parade! The Bridgton Lions Club is still accepting entries into this year’s parade. The theme is “Here Comes the Clowns.” To sign up or for more information, contact Parade Director Robert McHatton at 647-4280. All are welcome, and there is no signup fee. Some other parade particulars: No parking in the Hancock Lumber yard since the gates will be closed and locked once the final float leaves. Line Up: Floats and walkers at Hancock Lumber; antique cars, see Bob at white tent; Town Band, between Hayes True Value and Mac’s Place; horses, Town Garage, behind Hannaford. Time: Line Up at 10 a.m., judging at 11 a.m., parade starts at noon. Parade route: Start at Hannaford, goes down Portland Road to Main Street, to top of Main Hill at monument. Quiet area: The parade “Quiet Area” will be from Ricky’s Diner to the Methodist Church on Main Street. There will be no horns or sirens sounded in the “Quiet Area.” This section for people bothered by noise. Candy: Candy will be thrown by walkers only. There will be no candy thrown from cars, trucks or floats. This measure is for the safety of children, to keep them away from moving vehicles.

PLANTING HOPE — Members of the Mountain Garden Club of Mt. Washington Valley are shown planting vegetables and flowers at Mother Seton House in Fryeburg, a nonprofit organization serving pregnant women, new mothers and infants in difficult circumstances. Mother Seton House helps meet the critical need for shelter, education, counseling, referrals, physical, emotional and spiritual support in a caring community. The House provides support to women in Fryeburg, Mount Washington Valley and surrounding communities in Maine and New Hampshire. If you or someone you know is pregnant and in need, contact them at Info@MotherSetonHouse.com or visit www.MotherSetonHouse.com

Appeals Board, five years: Douglas E. Wall 216 Appeals Board, three years: no results reported School Board Director, three years: Robert M. Celeste 167 Ballot Questions • Safe Zone: Yes 188, No 33 • Dog Ordinance: Yes 182, No 41 SAD 17 • Budget: Yes 171, No 69 • Validation: Yes 182, No 53 • Bond: Yes 143, No 97

Democratic Primary Representative to Congress (District 1): Chellie Pingree 71 State Senator (District 19): Joseph Chisari 64 Register of Probate: Nadeen M. Daniels 33, Jessica L. Joseph 36 Republican Primary Representative to Congress (District 1): Mark I. Holbrook 49, Ande Allen Smith 66 State Senator (District 19): James M. Hamper 111 Representative to the Legislature (District 69) Phyllis A. Ginzler 112 Register of Probate: James Hughes 98 TOWN: CASCO Selectperson: Mary-Vienessa Fernandes 105, Thomas H. Peaslee 87 School Board: M. Stanley Buchanan 127 Transfer Station Council: Frank Kantor 5, Richard Burnell 2 Democratic Primary Representative to Congress (District 1): Chellie Pingree 41 State Senator (District 26): G. William Diamond 46 Representative to the Legislature (District 66) Jessica L. Fay 39 Representative to the Legislature (District 67) Rachel Lyn Rumson 5 Register of Probate: Nadeen M. Daniels 18, Jessica L. Joseph 22 Republican Primary Representative to Congress (District 1): Mark I. Holbrook 33, Ande Allen Smith 30 State Senator (District 26): Ryan R. McDonald 58 Representative to the Legislature (District 66) Michael Dennis McClellan 49 Representative to the Legislature (District 67) Susan M. Austin 14 Register of Probate: James Hughes 57

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Watson’s Wheels & Water Show family affair Land forum

Bridgton’s Land Use and Zoning Committee will hold a public information workshop tonight, Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. to present and take comments on their proposal for regulations for the corridor along Route 302 from the monument to the Naples line, The meeting will be held at the Bridgton Municipal Complex, in the downstairs meeting room, not at Town Hall. The committee recently completed a first draft based on the new Comprehensive Plan’s recommendations for managing growth in the downtown and south to the Naples line, and has sent out postcards to all property owners along the corridors. Land Use Committee Chairman Chuck Renneker said the corridor from the Monument to the Fryeburg line will be addressed later, but members wanted to finalize the downtownsouth portion of Route 302 FORUM, Page 6A

happening for more than a quarter of a century. In fact, this will be the 27th year, according to Watson. “We have people who come from all over. A lot of people who have come over the past 25 years show up. It’s their time to catch up, to see what they’ve done over the winter, and that kind of thing,” Watson said. The show will be going on all weekend, she said. People who register antiques with the show usually start arriving as early as 8 a.m. on Saturday.

With a chicken dinner at 4 p.m. and live music at 6 p.m., people have reasons to extend Saturday’s activities into the night. “There is really no end,” Watson said. “Some people camp out. Some people rent cabins on the property. These ones are called the Sunrise Cove Cabins, and they’re owned and operated by the Watson family.” “Camping on the grounds. Self-contained camping is $10 a night. Tents have no charge; always had been. There will be Port-A-

(Continued from Page 1A) spike when there are controversial items, he said. Last year, several ordinances were proposed that garnered more interest and a bigger crowd, Paraschak said. This year, there were two fire alarm ordinances that didn’t get anyone fired up, he said. Because many warrant articles were voted on as a block and because discussion was brief, the meeting was wrapped up in 40 minutes. Metaphorically speaking, there were not any fireworks. However, residents did ask for clarification on two warrant articles that funded fireworks. Early on, someone made the motion to combine Warrant Article 3 through 25 as a block. The motion

was altered as various people asked to exclude Warrant Articles 10, 16, 18 and 24 from that block. Those four articles were discussed separately after the majority of residents passed the first block of warrant articles. Both Warrant Article 16 and 24 deal with appropriating money for fireworks in the 4th of July Account. “Are we voting for $8,000 or is that a total of $16,000,” Resident Doug Bogdan asked. Naples Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak said, “It’s not just fireworks. The (Cumberland County) Sheriff’s office bills us $1,500 for services, and there are miscellaneous expenditures” for the town’s Independence Day celebration.

Bogdan asked if someone from the town contacted the business community, asking for donations for the fireworks. “Are we still raising funds from local businesses? We used to rely on that,” Bogdan said. Paraschak responded, “Yes, of this fiscal year, we have $1,650 in donations. Usually a couple thousand dollars come in before and a few thousand dollars are donated after” July 4. Article 16 was passed, and later Article 24 was on the floor. “This is the other fireworks warrant article,” Paraschak said. “We expend up to $16,000 for the Fourth of July events — fireworks, the parade.”

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waste facility. Selectman Dana Watson provided the explanation. “We started using these facilities at separate times. So, we operated them separately. It is more convenient to put them together. It’s more simple — that is all there is,” Watson said. Paraschak said that about 20 years ago, the individual towns were spending too much on waste disposal. So, the towns of Casco and Naples decided to share the expenses, he said. “We have an arrangement with Casco. They have the employees, and we do the bookkeeping. The arrangement works great,” Paraschak said. He told the audience that Naples and Casco are joint owners of the facilities. “We have 50 percent ownership in everything,” he said. In other conversations, at previous meetings, it was mentioned that consolidation would save money by having one audit instead of two. “We are looking to consolidate the two facilities into one,” Paraschak said. Voters agreed to a renewal of this agreement with Casco.

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Men like the tractors no matter how old they are,” Watson said. The steamboat rides are another favorite. “They go toward the new bridge. It’s really cool from the view of a steamboat,” she said. “Usually, there are three or four steamboats. They usually will put them in at Moose Landing Marina and bring them across the pond and dock them here for the weekend,” she said. There is a rich steamboat history in Maine.

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One on One...Valedictorian Keyana Prescott (Continued from Page 1A) lar events. I personally believe that getting involved in as many organizations as possible can help contribute to one’s success. It will take focus and lots of effort. I have been asked before, “Keyana, how are you so smart?” But I believe that it has nothing to do with how smart you are, it is the amount of effort and time you put into each assignment. BN. Young people often have a difficult time balancing schoolwork and other things such as sports, music and social events. How were you able to be involved yet earn such high marks? KEYANA: It definitely was not easy trying to balance all of my extracurriculars, but I learned how time management worked very quickly. Doing homework on the bus home from away games happened quite a few times. It is important to prioritize which assignments are due sooner than others and focus on those first.  BN. What advice would you give incoming freshmen in regards to finding a good balance? KEYANA: I would tell the freshmen to never hold back in participating in an organization they would like to try. Do not let the thought of not having enough time get in the way of your studies. I believe that sports and clubs helped me throughout high school. They are a great way to make new friends that may be in the same classes as you and you

can often make a study group within your club or team members. It is important to figure out a strategy that works best for you and stick to that! BN. Speaking of freshmen, what were your goals as you entered high school; how did you make it happen; and any regrets? KEYANA: As a freshman, I was interested in becoming as involved as I possibly could. I took a full schedule and tried to get as many classes out of the way that I could. From the very beginning, I wanted to become valedictorian more than anything. I set my eyes on it and I worked for it every day. BN. We live in such a changing world. What were the three biggest changes you experienced over your high school days and what impact did they have on you? KEYANA: The three biggest changes I experienced throughout high school were most likely the changing of principals, how our schedules were set up, and myself as a person. These changes were just something I had to adapt to as they occurred, but I got used to them. BN. What were three most difficult things you had to overcome during your high school days? KEYANA: Some of the most difficult things I had to overcome during high school were having friends move away to other schools, deal with high amounts of stress and the lack of sleep I got in

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THE PRESCOTT FILE Where you are from: Casco Parents: Pamela Babbitt and Jason Prescott School organizations/sports: Varsity soccer, basketball, softball, indoor & outdoor track and field, Varsity Club, Math Team, Interact Club, Student Council, National Honor Society (president), and Class Secretary. Honors: High honors/honors, Valedictorian the process of trying to balance everything. Although it was difficult at times to keep pushing through when things got hard, I knew I had to do it if I wanted to achieve my goals and make people proud. That is what got me to keep going.  BN. What were the three things you were most proud of? KEYANA: Three things I am most proud of during high school are that I accomplished my goal of becoming valedictorian of my class, I gave everything I did my all, and I got involved with everything I possibly could. I made the best out of high school and made memories that I will never forget. BN. What three things would you change at Lake Region High School, and why? KEYANA: Something I would change at LRHS would be the amount of AP courses we offer. I wish there had been more AP science courses, such as Biology, Chemistry, etc. These would have been useful for me to earn credits to bring to college. I also think that Academy time should be used differently. I know for some students, they didn’t feel as though they were using their time in Academy wisely because there was little structure. Lastly, my senior year flew by way too quick. However, I know that is something I cannot change. BN. What was the greatest lesson you learned during your high school days, and how will it help you in the future? KEYANA: The greatest lesson I learned during my high school days is to always

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do what makes you happy. Oftentimes, people get caught up in trying to please others before they take care of themselves. As I approached graduation, the end of high school, I realized that my happiness is all that matters. I believe that this will help me in the future in my attitude, making choices, and my outlook on life. BN. Speaking of the future,

what is next for you? Where are you headed; have you decided on a career path, and if so, what lead you in this direction? KEYANA: This fall I will be attending Saint Joseph’s College in Standish to become a registered nurse. After completion of my BSN, I plan to continue on to get my master’s degree in nursing and pursue a career as a family nurse practitioner. I have always had a passion for caring for and helping others. I think that being able to make a difference in the lives of others is absolutely amazing. BN. Finally, give me three people who have been a major influence during your high school days and how have they

impacted you developing in into the person you are today? KEYANA: I believe that that three most influential people I have had throughout high school are my grandpa, my best friend, and all of my teachers. My grandpa has been my number one fan since day one and I cannot thank him enough for that. He has always pushed me to do my very best no matter how hard it got. My best friend, Sam, has been there helping with schoolwork, sports, life and everything in between. She is my rock. As for all of the staff members, I feel as though each one has taught me something valuable about life and I can’t pick just one. I wouldn’t be where I am today without those people.

Salutatorian Lily Charpentier (Continued from Page 1A) Charpentier this week: BN. People often wonder, how does a student become the tops in their class? What has it taken for you to achieve this incredible honor? LILY: It takes self-direction and the desire to always do your best. 
BN. Young people often have a difficult time balancing schoolwork and other things such as sports, music and social events. How were you able to be involved yet maintain such high marks? LILY: I like to dedicate a specific time everyday to do my homework. I will save my time directly after school in order to be involved with after-school activities, and I will work on my homework after dinner that night. If I have to stay later for something like a rehearsal, I will work on my assignments between scenes or try to get it done early. 
BN. What advice would you give incoming freshmen in regards to finding a good balance? LILY: Don’t overwhelm yourself trying to keep your grades perfect. Yes, good grades are important, but it is also important to give yourself some time to relax and maybe get some sleep. But don’t slack off too much either. Dedicate a specific time everyday to completing your work. 
BN. Speaking of freshmen, what were your goals as you entered high school; how did you make it happen; and any regrets? LILY: When entering high school, my only goal was to put forth my best effort and by prioritizing my studies and school activities. I think I achieved this. I have no regrets. I have done all that I could have to get my grades to where they were. 
BN. We live in such a changing world. What were the three biggest changes you experienced over your high school days and what impact did they have on you? LILY: With each year of high school, I have gained more independence and responsibilities. I also got my first job during my junior year. These have all prepared me a bit for the world after high school. My work and assignments have taught me to be more responsible and I am glad that I have learned useful skills for the years of school ahead. BN. What were three most difficult things you had to overcome during your high school days? LILY: I have a bad procrastination habit and I learned quickly that many assignments cannot be left to the night before. I also had to find a balance between assignments and school activities. The plays and musicals take up a lot of after-school time and it was difficult preparing for tests and presentations near opening nights. Lastly, I had to learn to leave my comfort zone. I would not have discovered so many activities that I now enjoy if I had not gone and tried something new. BN. What were the three things you were most proud of?

THE CHARPENTIER FILE Where you are from: Naples Parents: Andrea Dacko and Paul Charpentier
 School organizations/sports: Band, Chorus, Drama Club, National Honor Society, Tennis Team
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 LILY: I am most proud of stepping out of my comfort zone, how much my work ethic has progressed, and the fact that I put forth my best effort. 
BN. What three things would you change at Lake Region High School, and why? LILY: I can’t think of anything I would change. I had an amazing high school experience and I wouldn’t change it for the world! 
BN. What was the greatest lesson you learned during your high school days, and how will it help you in the future? LILY: I have learned that procrastination only hurts you. I have lost a few hours of sleep over assignments I thought would take way less time than they actually did. I have learned my lesson and will try my best to finish future college assignments as soon as possible. BN. Speaking of the future, what is next for you? Where are you headed; have you decided on a career path, and if so, what lead you in this direction? LILY: In the fall, I will be attending the University of Maine and majoring in biochemistry. I haven’t decided on a career path yet, but I am looking into either the medical field or research. Hopefully, my time at UMaine will help me decide. BN. Finally, give me three people who have been a major influence during your high school days and how have they impacted you developing in into the person you are today? LILY: All of my teachers have been wonderful, but if I’m forced to pick out three who have most influenced me: Mrs. Arris is a visual arts teacher at the high school. She has helped me to discover my interest in the arts and has helped me with my artistic endeavors throughout high school, especially during my senior year. Creating art is now one of my favorite hobbies. Dr. Greenstone, the school band director, has pushed me throughout the years to be the best player that I can be. Without him, I would have put down my flute years ago and now I hope to be a part of my university’s concert band. Coach Peterson was the first person to really interest me in a sport. I first learned how to play from her when I was in middle school and through her mentorship I wanted to continue playing into high school where she coaches the girls’ tennis team. I was pushed out of my comfort zone into a sport that I really enjoy. 

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Area Events Harrison Farmers’ Market is open

HARRISON — The Harrison Farmer’s Market is open for the season, on Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. at the turnout on Route 117 heading towards Bridgton. Local vendors will be selling hand-picked, home-grown, personally-baked products including bread, milk, cheese, beef, pork, chicken, cakes, pies, jellies, herbs, plants, flowers and fresh farm-grown vegetables in season (note new location on Route 117 heading towards Bridgton).

Indoor Yard Sale at Wilkins House

WATERFORD — An indoor yard sale will be held June 18 at the Wilkins House in Waterford from 8 a.m. to noon. New items are always on hand and there is something for all ages. The Wilkins House is located on Plummer Hill Road next to the church in the center of Waterford. All proceeds benefit the church and the Wilkins House.

Open Mic Night at the Denmark Arts Center

Nature Journaling in Pondicherry Park 

The Lakes Environmental Association is joining Wendy Newcomb to bring the public a morning of Nature Journaling exploration in Pondicherry Park on Monday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn from Wendy tools of the trade for sketching in nature, the art of seeing, and the practice of transferring what we see to our sketchbooks. Nature Journaling offers us a wonderful opportunity to stop, connect and listen to what is around us, grounding us for a moment in nature and time. Please register in advance; cost is $20 for LEA members, $35 for non-members. FMI: alanna@leamaine.org

Summer Solstice Hike

Join the Loon Echo Land Trust on a summer solstice hike up Bald Pate Mountain on Monday, June 20, at 3 p.m. The hike will depart from the main Bald Pate parking lot on Route 107 in Bridgton. This annual hike has been a Loon Echo tradition for nearly 20 years as a way to welcome summer’s arrival. Sturdy hiking boots or shoes, water and snacks are always encouraged. The hike lasts around two hours, and is moderate.

SCORE workshop on trademarks

NORWAY — An Oxford Hills SCORE workshop on Tuesday, June 21 will explore trademark selection, registration and maintenance. Discussion will include what makes a strong trademark, how and when to register the mark with the US Patent & Trademark Office, the proper way to use a trademark in marketing materials and the pitfalls of improper trademark usage. This free workshop takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth Street, Norway. A light lunch will be available at 11:30.

Evening of Helen Hanff Readings

HARRISON — The 2016 season at Deertrees Theatre begins Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. with an informal reading of 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, presented by the Deertrees New Repertory Company. It will be an evening of love letters, a love affair with literature and a friendship divided by “The Pond.” This is a pay-whatyou-can event.

Alan Day Light the Garden fundraiser

NORWAY — The Alan Day Community Garden will hold its fourth annual summer fundraiser “Light the Garden,” on Saturday, June 25 from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. at the Garden at 26 Whitman Street, across from the EVENTS, Page 3B

VISIT TO THE LIBRARY — This past Monday, all 175 students and the teachers of New Suncook School walked over to the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in downtown Lovell to conclude their “Many Authors, One Summer” program. They were welcomed there by Library Director Anna Romer and Children’s Librarian Deanna Wilson. Students ate lunch on the library lawn and then had a chance to learn all about this summer’s reading club program: “On Your Marks, Get Set……READ!” After participating in a scavenger hunt, all students were able to pick out a book in the library’s second hand Book Store. After all that fun, everyone walked the half-mile back to school.

Woodworkers are invited to demonstrate at Scribner’s Mill

HARRISON — Scribner’s Mill will be open for tours on Saturday, June 18 and July 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. On Saturday July 2, the restored mill on the Crooked River will host local craftsmen demonstrating their skills in woodworking. If interested in participating, call 583-mill (6455), and leave a message; all are welcome. This will be a great time to swap ideas, sell products, and socialize. Setup will be in the mill yard. There will also be setup space in the mill and the homestead barn if it’s raining. Admission is free for those demonstrating, as well as a free ice cream sundae at the homestead. For visitors, the ice cream sundaes will be available for $2 a scoop, provided by Pears Ice Cream Parlor in Casco. Tours of the mill includes a demonstration of the 19th century machinery to manufacture parts for dry (slack) barrels around 2:30 p.m. In

the long shed, demonstrations of the shingle mill will take place around 3 p.m. Across the street, the 1849 Scribner Homestead will be open. The homestead was the home to five generations of the Scribner family, and has been restored to be as it appeared in 1924, with many original Scribner furnishings. The mill site, which includes the barn, ice house and black-

smith shop, holds a large collection of antique mill, household and ice harvesting equipment. Adult admission is $5. Visit www.scribnersmill. org for more information about the mill. To schedule a private or group tour, or a school field trip, call 583(mill) 6455. Scribner’s Mill is located at 244 Scribner’s Mill Road.

It is found south of Bolsters Mills from the Jesse Mill Road. Crossing over the bridge into Harrison, the mill is on the left. From Harrison, travel north on Route 35 at Carsley Road or Maple Ridge Road from Route 117 to the mill. A minimum donation of $5 is requested per adult. All funds are used for the continued restoration of the site.

Senior clambake planned CASCO/NAPLES — Casco and Naples Recreation Departments invite the public to experience Maine’s first authentic Downeast Clambake with a trip to the Boothbay Harbor region on Wednesday, July 13. Take time to enjoy

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zens, ages 60-plus. Cost is $62 for Casco and Naples residents, $94 for nonresidents (will be put on a waiting list and will be taken if space is available). Deadline is July 6. For more information, contact Casco Rec Director Beth Latsey at 627-4187 or e-mail recreation@cascomaine.org or Naples Rec Director Harvey Price at 693-6364 or e-mail recreation@naplesmaine.org

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Breakfasts & Suppers Saturday, June 18 The East Baldwin Congregational Church is holding a Public Baked Bean Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the parish hall on School St. Adults are $8 and children are $3.50. A Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 454 McNeil Rd, Fryeburg Harbor. Menu is: fresh baked beans, casseroles, hot dogs, homemade brown bread, coleslaw and cake. Cost is adults $8.00. The first of the season “Famous” Chicken Pie Supper will be held with first seating at 5 p.m. and second seating at 6 p.m. (third seating to follow if needed) at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church in Bolsters Mills Village. Supper includes: chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, rolls, homemade dessert and beverage for $10 for adults and $5for children under the age of 12. They are handicap accessible and air-conditioned. Reservations are accepted on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon by confirmation. Call 583-9024, no messages. The North Windham Union Church on Route 302 near the Manchester School, will host a Baked Bean Supper with all the usual including red hot dogs and ham, homemade rolls and pies, The first seating will be at 5 p.m. and a second at 6 p.m. Adults and teens are $8 each with no charge for children. Tuesday, June 21 It’s summer — and that means church suppers! The first Public Supper of the summer will be held at the North Waterford Church (Route 35, opposite Melby’s Eatery) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Baked beans and brown bread, homemade casseroles, salads, and gingerbread for dessert…all you can eat, and all are welcome! $9 for adults and $4.50 for children. Saturday, June 25 There will be a Bean Supper at the North Sebago Methodist Church on Rte. 114 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26 Oriental Lodge #13 A.F & A.M on Route 117, Bridgton will hold a Public Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. The menu will include: eggs to order, French toast, biscuits and gravy, home fries, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, juice and coffee. The price is $7 for adults and $4 for children. All proceeds benefit the Oriental Lodge general fund. South Bridgton Congregational Church is holding a Public Supper at 5 p.m. with music to follow. For reservations please call Sandy at 647-2800.

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Area Events (Continued from Page 1B) Norway Grange. The event will mark the end of a monthlong online Silent Auction, available at alandaygarden. wordpress.com. Supporters have donated unique items, including gift certificates, jewelry, art, a rock garden, yoga classes, fly-fishing lessons, and a beer cruise. The auction, which ends at noon on June 25, is available to everyone online at alandaygarden.wordpress.com. Tickets will be sold in advance at Books N Things or at the event on a sliding scale of $10-$50. Funds raised by the event will support the expansion of the growing beds due to popular demand, along with other projects. For more information, contact AlanDayCommunityGarden@ gmail.com or 346-0708.

North Conway Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival, talk on Hawthorne

RAYMOND — The Hawthorne Community Association will hold a Strawberry Festival and 6:30 p.m. evening talk on Saturday, June 25, at the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, 40 Cape Road, Raymond. Donation is $10 per adult or $5 for kids eight and under. Steven Rogers, PhD, historian and research consultant, will speak on “Nathaniel Hawthorne Among the New England Shakers.” Steve, originally from Chicago, retired in 2010 from a 32-year career investigating war crimes for the Department of Justice. He has written many essays and articles and is presently working on a novel set in Nova Scotia. Although walk-ins are welcome, reservations are greatly appreciated by e-mailing jmanoush@fairpoint.net or calling 655-7660.

Course on botanical illustration

The Lakes Environmental Association is teaming up with local artist Lynn Driscoll to bring the public a one-day course on botanical illustration, which is the centuries-old tradition of drawing plants for scientific purposes, to record vanishing species or capture the beauty and inspiration of flora. The class will be held on Saturday, June 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at the LEA office on Main Street. Through examples, demonstration and hands-on time, you will go home with something beautiful and informative. Lynn will provide materials for the class, including the traditional hot-pressed paper used for botanical illustration.  Cost is $40 for LEA members, $50 non-members. Class size is limited; sign up early with Lynn: Stonerivergallery@gmail.com

Harrison Lions Club Car Show

HARRISON — The Harrison Lions Club will hold their annual Car Show on Sunday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crystal Lake Park. Car enthusiasts of all ages will see 21 classes of vehicles, ranging from Antique Class (pre-1949) to the Best of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and up, as well as 2WD and 4WD trucks, custom and modified cars and trucks, motorcycles and a range of the Mustang/Cougar cars up to 1973. Registration for those vehicles to enter is from 9 a.m. to noon, which is also when voting will take place. Awards, which include Best of Show, will take place at 2 p.m. Registration fee for car and driver to participate is $5. There’ll be raffles, 50/50 drawing, music and concessions, and attendance is free to the public, with any donations gratefully accepted. For more information contact Lion Gene Cross.

Summer Textile Retreat

WEST BALDWIN — A Summer Textile Retreat
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Come for one or both days of fiber workshops; includes a gourmet lunch.
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Talk on “Demystifying Ionized Water”

Join us Wednesday, June 22, for a short talk immediately after the Bridgton Community Center Lunch in the Blue Room: “Demystifying Ionized Water”, what is it and why is it superior to Reverse Osmosis (R.O.), bottled and distilled, for us, pets and agricultural uses? You may bring a jar of your tap water for tested. Donations accepted.

Church Service Change

The Oxford County United Parish announces that Sunday church services during June are held at the Stoneham Church, Route 5 in Stoneham at 10 a.m. During July and August, Sunday services will be held at the North Waterford Church at 9 a.m. All are welcome.

Crafters Needed

NAPLES — Crafters are needed for the second annual Village Green Summer Festival on Saturday, July 30. Organizers are looking for a wide variety of sellers for this family event, including those selling yard sale goods, jewelry, crafts or food. Commercial sales are allowed and groups are welcome to fundraise. Space is a generous 10’x10’ area for a $25 fee. Bring your own table and chair, a pop-up tent is suggested as this is in the sun. All proceeds benefit the Naples Historical Society and Information Center. For more information, please email: lakesidequilts@yahoo.com with “summer fest” in the subject line. Contact Brenda Leo at 593-9096 or Merry Watson at 693-6879.

ARTISTS & CRAFTERS are invited to display and sell their creations at the North Conway Library’s Book & Art Sale, to be held Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10.

We’re looking for artists NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Calling all local artists and crafters: The North Conway Public Library is offering a two-day special for artists/ crafters who want to present at the library’s Book & Art Sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10. Local artists/crafters and members of the MWV Arts Association can sign up for $40 if they contact the library by July 5 either via e-mail at ncpl@myfairpoint.net or call 603-356-2961. The sale will take place in conjunction with the library’s gigantic annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. If you are a painter or

photographer, do watercolors or drawings, pottery, sculptures, jewelry or any other art or craft and would like to exhibit and sell your art, rent some space at the North Conway Library’s Book &

Art Sale this year! Exhibitors need to bring their own tables and/or tents. Registration forms are available for pick up at the library in North Conway Village or can be printed off

the libraries website at www. NorthConwayLibrary.com. Call the library at 603-3562961 for more information or visit the website, or e-mail ncpl@myfairpoint.net for an application.

Friendly Riders take over HARRISON — The Harrison Friendly Riders Snowmobile Club has taken over the Harrison Old Home Days, to be held Wednesday through Saturday, July 6-9. Club organizers are working hard to make it the best year ever, with lots of fun daily events happening to complement the Midway at Crystal Lake Park. There’ll be rides, games, music, parades, fireworks and the Parks and Rec 5K Run by the Lake. Food will be in

ample supply, including the Harrison Lions Club ever-popular Chicken Bake, not to be outdone by the breakfast at the Harrison Congregational Church. Entertainment includes bands like Brazen Kane, Mike Preston & The Buckstop Country Band and Whiskey Militia. All in all, the four-day event will be a fabulous night of fun, camaraderie and healthy activity for all ages!

Harrison/Bridgton rec planning trip to Cabbage Island Aug. 8

A trip to Boothbay Harbor/ Cabbage Island, sponsored by Harrison and Bridgton Recreation, will take place on Monday, Aug. 8. Cost is $72 (includes coach bus, boat and meal) for Harrison and Bridgton residents and $82 for other

towns; $30 nonrefundable (after July 29) deposit due at signup and balance is due Monday, July 29. Sign up early since seating is limited. Contact Paula Holt at the Harrison Town Office (5832241) or Gary Colello at the Bridgton Town Office (647-

Area births

April Cross and Russell Libby of Raymond, have a boy, Ethan Willard Libby, born March 17, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Ethan joins a sister, Arianna. Grandparents are Patricia and Russell Libby of Raymond and Brenda and John Holbrooks of Liberty, South Carolina. Christine and James Klecman of Bridgton have a girl, Christa Klecman, born April 1, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Grandparents are Steven Sheppard of Harrison and Connie Sheppard of Brockton, Massachusetts. Cheryl and Richard Estes of Hiram have a son, Rhyan Austyn Edward Estes, born April 15, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Rhyan joins siblings, Dakota and Shannon. Kayla and Haden Charles of Brownfield have a son, Liam John Charles, born April 20, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Liam joins siblings, Noah and Grace. Grandparents are Karen Dugal of El Paso, Texas; David Charles of Brownfield and Josie Charles of Ossipee, New Hampshire. Greatgrandparents are Fran and Ronald St. Gelais of Eaton, New Hampshire and John Charles of Fryeburg. Stephanie and Bryan Bouknight of Limington have a son, Mitchell Emmitt Bouknight, born on May 4, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Mitchell joins siblings, Rose, Damian, Garrett, Lily and Cedric. Sharon and Ron Armentino of Casco have a son, Julian Raphael Armentino, born on May 10, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital. Julian joins siblings, Isabella and Alexis. Grandparents are Lisa and Jean Bedard of Biddeford; Wendy Thurston of Naples and Ron and Marie Armentino of Standish. Great-grandparents are Paulette and Richard Cote of Biddeford and Adrian Bedard of Biddeford. Garret and Melinda Meuser of Casco have a daughter, EvaLee Mae Meuser, born on May 15, 2016 at their home. In attendance were Sarah Ackerly, ND, CPM of Northern Sun Family Health Care and the Birth Center at Northern Sun in Topsham and assisting midwives Carrie Werner and Kat Finck. EvaLee weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces. She joins Nora and Emerson.

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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — The 4th Annual North Conway Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the North Conway Congregational Church campus right next to the “Reverence for Life” building. There will be free kids games, balloon animals, live music and a white elephant sale along with an art sale by the Mt. Washington Valley Friday Painters Group. On display will be several beautiful and very rare antique wagons, and tours of the historic “First Church” are available. For more information, contact Denise Leighton at Denise@VaughanNH.com or 603-356-2324.

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WEST PARIS — Celebrate the solstice and recharge your spirit with the soulful tunes of Black Cat Road on Saturday, June 25, at the Pub at the West Paris General Store on Church Street while raising funds for the Cottage Street Creative Exchange (CSCE) of Norway and arts programs at the Agnes Gray Elementary School in West Paris. Headlining the night, the rootsy blues-rock band Black Cat Road will hit the stage at 8 p.m. with their fun and funky music. Boston’s metro region The Noise magazine says, “Our new favorite band from Maine is Black Cat Road.” They’ve been called “soulful, emotional, hometown,” and Maine Today describes them as having “strong vocals and guitar expertise.” Also on the performance roster are the modern dancers of the renowned Art Moves and Nevaeh Dance Companies. Lovell, 10 a.m. - noon. Mon.-Fri., Jun. 20-24 — Vacation Bible School, “Cave Quest, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ. Thur., Jun. 21 — Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota talk about Weathering Shame, 1:30 p.m., library. NAPLES Fri., Jun. 17 — Benefit Golf Tournament in memory of Adam Perron, 3 p.m., Naples County Club. Fri. - Sun., Jun. 17-19 — 26th annual Watson’s Wheels & Water Transportation Show, Rain or shine. Sponsored by Naples Historical Society. FMI: 207-318-0539. Sat., Jun. 18 — Maine Blues Festival, various businesses in Causeway area. Sat., Jun. 18 — Third Annual Duck Drop, Naples Town Beach, during Blues Festival. Sat., Jun. 18 — Make Luxury Spa Gifts for Summer, 10 a.m. to noon, library. 6936841. Tue., Jun. 21 — Summer Reading Program registration begins, sign up during normal library hours. Wed., Jun. 22 — Let’s Talk About It, The Natural by Bernard Malamud, 2 p.m., li-

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Thur.,-Sat., Jun. 23-25 — M&D Productions presents The Last Five Years, 7:30 p.m., Your Theatre, 1857 White Mtn. Hywy., No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-733-5275. Sat.-Sun., Jun. 25-26 — Civil War re-enactors Encampment, Windham Historical Society Village Green, Sat. noon - 6 p.m, Sun. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Public welcome, no charge. Donations appreciated. Sat., Jun. 25 — 4th Annual Strawberry Festival, Benefit Vaughan Community Services, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., North Conway Congregational Church. Sat., Jun. 25 — Light the Garden & Silent Auction Fundraiser, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Alan Day Community Garden, 25 Whitman St., Norway. Sat., Jun. 25 — Celebration Barn Theater, Susan Poulin’s Best of Ida, 8 p.m. For tickets call 743-8452 or www. CelebrationBarn.com. Sun., Jun. 26 — 4th Annual Fun Dog Day, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Oxford Fairgrounds. FMI: Morgan, 207-418-7986. ONGOING WEEKLY DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd.,

it grew so quickly they started to include many fascinating items in their inventory. Lynda is a master jeweler, having trained very young at the Decorova Museum School. They met in college when Bill’s eyes were on the culinary field. Once the two got together seriously, Bill found he had a great talent in the use of gold and silver. Their shop in the former Sterns-Severance House is a fitting place to display not only their own work, but that of others. Once they’ve found it, no one forgets Harvest Gold. Old Home Days a’coming Before you know it, Lovell Old Home Days will be upon us. Don’t scoff; it’s already June 14 as I write this. With Old Home Days comes the Old Hone Days 5K Race. The 5K participants need a new T-shirt, so that means a race for the race T-shirt. With the help of the Fryeburg Academy Art Department teacher Steve Pullan, they came up with a winner. If the winner’s name, Phoebe Crowe, sounds familiar, it’s because Phoebe also won last year. That’s one way to go out with a bang, as Phoebe is a 2016 Fryeburg Academy graduate. Phoebe

lives in Lovell and because of her interest in graphic design, she’ll be attending Maine College of Art in the fall. She received a $100 prize and the thrill of seeing her design on all those shirts. Admiring their new sign

Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Walking Warriors, 7 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., meet at church across from Crystal Lake Park, Rte. 117, Harrison. Tai Chi in the Park, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Denmark Bicentennial Park, thru Aug. 22. Sebago Food Pantry, 9-10:30 a.m. (3:30-5:30 p.m. 2nd Mon.) Nazarene Church, Rte. 114. FMI: 274-1569. Casco/Naples Senior Meal Site, noon, Casco Fire Station. Card games before, bingo after. FMI: 627-4044. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bradley St., Fryeburg. Runs year-round. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Celebrate Recovery, Christbased 12-step recovery program, 6-8 p.m., Lake Region Vineyard Church, 402 Main St., Bridgton. FMI: 647-5439. Coed Adult Basketball, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI: 583-2241. Bridgton Community Band, 7 p.m., Stevens Brook Elem. School. FMI: info@bridgtoncommunityband.org Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. TUESDAYS

Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine, Set Practice, 10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Naples Food Pantry, 10 to

First, a correction. In last week’s column I had put in about the Edes Falls Sewing Circle doing raffles, suppers, and summer and Christmas sales to help with repairs for our belfry. The Edes Falls Community Hall was a one-room schoolhouse, not a church, as was printed. So we are raising monies for that repair and other things, such as window and screen repairs and insurance. We (the Sewing Circle Ladies) want to also thank the Naples Board of Selectmen and the town itself for voting yes at last week’s Town Meeting on Article #34 for financial help — it truly is a Godsend. Now we can proceed with our repairs over the summer. Thanks to everyone who came to our last supper for the spring. We pretty much ran out of food, so you know it was a great turnout. Suppers will resume on Sept. 10. I will put in a reminder in the fall. Naples For The Arts is still accepting applications for the Annual Art Festival on the Causeway, which will be held on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain date is July 31. Applications to reserve 10’x10’ spaces are available for reservation today. For more information, go to www.naplesforthearts. com or call/e-mail Laura Imbriale, director, at 954-610-1041, naplesforthearts@gmail.com New this year at the Festival: a contest to solve the case of the “Missing Mona Lisa,” with first, second and third place prizes. There’ll be a massage and reflexology area, free giveaways and a booth to raise money for K9 Heroes. The two biggest sponsors are Coca-Cola and Ricks Café, plus many more 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St., Bridgton. FMI: 6474476. Bridge, 12:15 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Cards/Board games, noon to 2:30 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. Pokemon Club, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Taoist Tai Chi, 6:30 p.m.., Bridgton Community Center.

Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 207-210-7337 scoopharmon01@gmail.com local business sponsors, to artists who wish to exhibit drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and crafts. The 11th Annual Maine Blues Festival is coming up this weekend, June 17-19. Advance tickets are $16 or $18 starting Friday, with kids under 12 free. Places to buy tickets in Naples are the American Legion Post #155 on Route 11, the Songo River Queen, Bray’s Brew Pub, Freedom Café, Merced’s, Captain Jack’s, Norway Savings Bank and Umbrella Factory Supermarket. You can also go online to www.mainebluesfestival.com. All performers are Maine based. Festival organizers strongly support keeping the blues alive in Maine, by giving these hardworking performers a stage. There’ll be over 50 musicians on 10 stages. There will be many cars and people around, so please take it easy and go slow; be nice and courteous. Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and future dads. I sure hope they celebrate it in heaven; sure do miss mine.   Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. Adult Volleyball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. Al-Anon Bridgton, 7 p.m. Newcomers Meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open Meeting, St. Joseph Catholic Church. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt

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If you have been driving by the Center Lovell Fire Station lately at a reasonable speed, you, like myself, would have noticed their new sign. When I saw the ironwork, of course, I knew who the artist was — Rod Blood. If you haven’t stopped and taken a good look at it, the work represents one of those old steamer fire engines pulled by horses like back in the good old days. The work was so impressive, as with all of Rod’s work; you wish you had that talent. I thought the fire department was wise in spending the money for

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Folk workshops offered at Shaker Village NEW GLOUCESTER — The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village will offer a series of traditional craft workshops and educational nature walks on Saturday, June 25. Traditional craft workshops include “Fused/ Pieced Quilting” with award-winning fiber artist Carol MacDougall. In this class, participants will learn how to build detail in an art quilt through appliqué and stitching techniques ($85).   In “Dovetails Woodworking,” internationally-known woodworker Chris Becksvoort will share his lifelong expertise and techniques as a master cabinetmaker and scholar of Shaker furniture. In this three-hour workshop (morning and afternoon sessions available), participants will learn proper layout procedure, techniques, and tricks

to making the perfect dovetail joint ($50).   In “Beginner’s Rug Hooking,” local fiber artist Beth Miller will teach participants how to hook wool into a small Shakerinspired pillow, which will be filled with buckwheat and lavender. This heritage New England craft is fun for all levels and ages ($70). Participants in master gardener Betsey Golon’s “Herbal Dream Pillows” will create two dream or comfort pillows filled with aromatic herbs from the Shakers’ historic herb garden ($50). Local award-winning master-carver Norm Devonshire will lead a workshop of “Beginner’s Woodcarving,” in which participants will complete their own finished carving of a sheep. This workshop is

fun for ages 14 and up and no prior carving experience is necessary ($50). “Gelatin Printmaking from the Shaker Garden,” led by artist Bonnie Faulkner, will teach this fun monotype printmaking technique using herbs and flowers picked from the Shakers’ historic gardens. It’s a simple, versatile, and addictive home craft ($55). Bonnie will then lead an afternoon session of “Simple Book Binding,” which will use the gelatin prints from the morning class, or other fancy papers, to create several small books using three different binding techniques ($55). Resident naturalist Carolyn Fensore will lead “Nature’s Outdoor Classroom,” a 2½-hour hike through the Shakers’ 1,800 acres of diversified habitats while identifying

and explaining flora, fauna, geological formations, and Shaker history along the way. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake’s Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. Shaker Village Nature Walks are free; reservations for the nature walk are suggested but not required.   Preregistration is required for workshops at www. maineshakers.com or call 926-4597. While there, participants can visit the Shaker Store and the Shaker Museum Visitors’ Center, featuring a wide selection of old-fashioned gifts and highquality local Maine crafts. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is located at 707 Shaker Road (Route 26) in New Gloucester.

Waterford Library set for summer WATERFORD — Cleaning out the barn? Spring cleaning? Waterford Library is looking for items for their upcoming silent auction at the Waterford Library Summer Gala. The library is currently accepting items such as art, jewelry, collectables, knickknacks, quilts, rugs, lamps, kayaks, canoes, high-quality craft items, gift certificates for vacations, vacation homes or gift certificates for local businesses, antique furniture or framed photographs.

All donations will benefit the Waterford Library. The Waterford Summer Gala is black tie optional and will include a silent auction, wine, hors d’oeuvres and music and will take place Saturday, Aug. 13. Tickets are available for purchase at the library, $3 per person or $5 per couple. Are your bookshelves getting crowded? Waterford Library is accepting used books, DVDs and audio books for their upcoming July 4th book sale. Books can be dropped off at the library anytime. Thank you for your

donations! The Summer Reading Program will kick off Thursday, June 30 at 11 a.m. and will be free to all children. Join the library for stories, snacks, crafts and adventures every Thursday, June 30 through July 28. Kids can win free tickets and incredible prizes just by reading! If you would like to volunteer to help out please contact the library. Please note that the library’s Documentary and Discussion Night has changed from the second

Friday of the month to the third Friday of the month. In June, the group will meet June 17 at 6 p.m. and will be showing Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next? This movie is at dinnertime so you are encouraged to bring food, a meal, beverages or snacks. For more information CARVING A SHEEP FIGURE from wood is just one on library events please see of the interesting traditional craft workshops offered their website, waterford. Saturday, June 25 at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. lib.me.us or on Facebook. Hours: Monday 2-6 p.m., Wednesday 3-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the U.S. Air Force Airman Ryan J. Buzzell graduated library at 583-2050. from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Ryan is a 2014 graduate of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline (Massebesic Lions Club), and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and Scituate, R.I. and Dighton, basic warfare principles and skills. Mass. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four Middleton’s presentacredits toward an associate in applied science degree tion focused on aiding the through the Community College of the Air Force. visually impaired, membership and youth services. Lion Joyce believes united efforts Town Hall, Bridgton. All in service can bring about equipment provided free. 7 tagreat change and success for bles. all clubs. Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 Her husband, Martin, p.m. Bridgton Community is president of the (Continued from Page 5B) Center. Massachusetts Eye Research Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Open Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. Meeting, Naples Town Hall. Foundation and spoke about High St. FMI: 647-2402. NA Women’s Meeting, Crafty Critters, 9 a.m. to some recent developments in noon, Harrison Fire Station 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s the field of eye research. Community Room. FMI: 583- Episcopal Church, Sweden New England Lions can Rd., Bridgton. 2241. be proud to have Joyce Gathering Place Support FRIDAYS Middleton, PDG, representGroup, noon, Bridgton Jumpin’ Janes Senior ing them. Community Center. Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed.,

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June 16, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 7B

Mannix to speak at Hobbs

BIG 5-0 CELEBRATION — Allen and Kerry Hayes celebrated the 50th anniversary of Hayes True Value Hardware this past weekend with a fundraiser for the Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group. (Photo by Patrick Hayes)

LOVELL — The Charlotte WCSH 6 Portland and WLBZ he forecast the weather for Hobbs Memorial Library 2 Bangor weather teams Maine and New Hampshire in Lovell will feature guest from 1989 to 2014, where on the News Center Morning speaker weatherman Kevin Mannix on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. After a short “State of the Library” at the annual meeting, Board President Dell Foss will present this year’s new trustees. After the vote, Dell will introduce Maine’s leading weatherman, News Center’s Kevin Mannix and social worker wife, Linda Rota, coauthors of the book Weathering Shame. In the book, they share their life experiences, the struggles encountered, lessons learned, feelings of shame, and the stigma that resulted from growing up exposed to alcoholism, severe depression and suicide. The type of shame that is deeply internalized, that can cause long-term unhappiness, discomfort, confusion, and even emotional paralysis. Mannix is best known as one of Maine’s most popular television weather forecaster. Serving the broadcasting world for over 40 Kevin Mannix years, Mannix was part of the

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Dunlea retires after 32 years at Suncook By Ethel Hurst Special to The Bridgton News LOVELL — Linda Dunlea, New Suncook School secretary, has decided to call it a day after 32 years. Beginning in 1984, she worked closely with former Principal Gary MacDonald for 22 years and Principal Rhonda Poliquin for the last 10 years. Linda, with husband Ed and daughters Sheryl and Lori, moved to Lovell from Reading, Mass., in 1978. The Dunleas settled down in Lovell with their two daughters, and have made Lovell their home for the last 38 years. Ed started his own

business, and eventually Linda started working at the New Suncook School. Both Ed and Linda became part of the community, serving in various town offices. Linda served as a member of the Lovell Rec committee for 20 years, and still remains a member of that committee. She also served on Fryeburg Rescue, New Suncook PTA, Lovell Budget Committee, the Lovell Planning Board, and the Helen R. Coe Trust Committee. In her 32 years at the school, Linda has been an important part of the school community. In her position she has seen many children

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pass through New Suncook on their journey through the educational system. For her it was a privilege not many experience, as she saw her two daughters Sheryl and Lori pass through the lower grades with Mom close by. These past years Linda has had the joy of watching three of her own grandchildren attend the same school as their mother. In thirty-two years at New Suncook, there must have been an endless number of students that reported to the office to get a Band-aid, ice pack or to wait after Mrs. Dunlea called their parent to say their child isn’t feeling well. How many students forgot their lunch money or their homework? Linda was the lady to see, no matter what the problem was. Any PTA event — Linda was there to help in any way she could. The Friday Newsletter didn’t always go out online. Just think: as computers came into use and kept improving, Linda had to be a student herself to keep up to speed with the changes. Many times Linda had the opportunity to see former students, having gone on to Fryeburg Academy, who came back to volunteer to help New Suncook students as their “Big Buddy.” All those generations flowing through the school, all those wonderful memories Linda takes with her. Before her school allowed her to retire, they had some wonderful secret plans. On Thursday, the students and teachers assembled on the playground area just before bus time. Mrs. Dunlea was the last out of the school, still not aware of the surprise. With the help of students, they

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BUDDY BENCH DEDICATED IN HER HONOR — Retiring New Suncook School Secretary Linda Dunlea, left, and Principal Rhonda Poliquin stand behind the “Buddy Bench” dedicated Thursday in Dunlea’s honor. The bench is intended so that if a student has no one to play with, they sit on the Buddy Bench and hope someone who doesn’t have a friend will sit down so they can they can be friends. explained the use of the “Buddy Bench.” If a student has no one to play with, they sit on the Buddy Bench and hope someone who doesn’t have a friend will sit down so they can they can be friends. Linda was both surprised and pleased when she realized the bench was being dedicated in her honor. Later that same day, there was reception of family and school staff at the Old Saco Inn. Still not done the next day, she was as usual watching the honors awarded to the fifth grade students. When the students’ part of the pro-

gram was completed, Linda was surprised when she was called up to the stage. Linda choked up when she was presented a staff-made quilt pieced together out of old New Suncook T-Shirts from years back. This lady, who spent 32 years in the school, was amazed that they were able to keep all the events, bench presentation and the making of the quilt a secret. When school begins in the fall, there will be a new face in the office, and no Mrs. Dunlea there ready to help both teachers and students. Linda said the number one

perk of retirement is that she won’t have to get up at 4:30 a.m. every weekday. Another perk will be spending more time at camp with Ed and her family. She won’t be idle this summer, as she will be working part-time at the Lake Kezar Country Club. Linda and Ed have made Lovell their home and have become part of the community by volunteering for many local organizations. For their dedication to Lovell, Linda and Ed have been invited to serve as Grand Marshalls of the 2016 Lovell Old Home Days parade. Behave Ed!!


2016 • Lake Region • Graduation June 16, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 1C

Prescott:

Realizing one’s goals By Keyana Prescott LRHS Class of 2016 Valedictorian Good afternoon family, friends, teachers, staff and, most importantly, my classmates. Welcome to graduation! Before I begin, I would like to personally thank everyone who attempted to hold our graduation ceremony outside this year. For once in our four years of high school, it didn’t rain… but instead we got 20 mph winds. I would also like to thank those who pushed for giving us the opportunity to decorate our caps. I can speak for the class in saying that we all greatly appreciate all your efforts to make our graduation great. I will try my best to keep this speech brief, but no promises — like Mr. Good told me, “Think of this speech as a skirt. Make it short enough to be interesting, but long enough to cover.” Hopefully, I didn’t just get you fired after your first year here! I know that I am speaking for the entire class by saying that we have been so fortunate to have you come to our school for our last year of high school. Our senior year would have been a completely different experience if it weren’t for you joining the Lake Region community. The underclassmen are so incredibly lucky to be able to have you as a principal for many years to come. So thank you Mr. Good for an unforgettable senior year. The moment that I knew

CLASS MARSHALS Marcus DeVoe and Sophia Fagone lead their classsmates to their seats at the opening of Sunday’s graduation ceremony held inside the school gym. Gusting winds forced graduation indoors. (Rivet Photos) about being able to become valedictorian of my class, I strived for it. I wanted it more than anything and I worked until I made sure that I got it. I think that Mrs. Watkins can attest to this statement. Sorry for bugging you and Ms. Nelson in the guidance

office at least once a week to check in and make sure I was still first in the class. As midterms approached, I even asked Mrs. O’Connor if she would calculate what Lily (Charpentier) and Nick’s (Scarlett) GPA would have to be in order to pass me because it was just that close. Sorry about that, too. But if it weren’t for the fun competition between us, as well as my family and my best friends, I wouldn’t be standing up here today. Thank you Sam for being my sidekick since second grade and picking me up when I fall. There’s no one else in this world I would rather call my best friend. Considering we earned “attached at the hip,” I couldn’t leave you out of this. I would also like to thank my grandpa for making me do my homework every day as soon as I got off the bus for as long as I can remember. If it weren’t for you enforcing that habit, I would not have the work ethic I do

now. I appreciate you being my number one fan for the last 18 years more than you will ever know. To my classmates: now that graduation is here and I am writing this speech, I have no idea how I will ever be able to sum up the last 13 years of school with you guys. And yes, you guessed it, I am terrified to be up here right now. How am I supposed to write about the one place and group of kids I have spent my entire life with? Just one day it comes to an end, and everything we have ever known changes. It doesn’t seem possible. It blows my mind that we were all getting on the bus for our first day of kindergarten in 2003 and now here we are, sitting together as an entire class one last time. They always told us, don’t blink. I guess we did. Let’s start from the beginning. When the first day of high school finally came around, we were so thrilled

2016 Lake Region High School graduate Max Evans receives his diploma from Principal Erik Good.

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Charpentier:

Create your own path 2016 Lake Region High School graduate Audrey Blais.

Class of 2016 Class President Daniel Neault.

By Lily Charpentier LRHS Class of 2016 Salutatorian Hello Class of 2016 and congratulations. As a class, we have come a long way these past 13 years or so. We’ve even come a long way in just the four years of high school. Just look at your freshman year school picture (I cringe just thinking about it). Given a choice between your freshman and senior photos, I’m sure you all would pick the latter. So for any freshmen in the audience, don’t worry, it just gets better from here. But the fact that we’re a bit more photogenic isn’t the only thing that’s changed: we have learned so much from Lake Region. Over the years, we have learned how to present, how to write essays, how much time we can waste before we begin to write essays, what the difference between a podium and a lectern is, and even physics. Well, okay, we might still be kind of confused on that last one. But hey, we passed. So, it’s all good. But my point is, we have gained a lot of knowledge over the

years and I am confident that you will all use it well in your future endeavors. It feels like it’s been so long since we started. Before graduation today, your parents might have told you that it felt like it was just yester2016 Lake Region High School graduate Amanda Liska. LILY, Page 3C

HEADING OUT FOR A NEW ADVENTURE, Lake Region graduate Douglas Banks Jr. adjusts his cap before leaving the high school gym.


Lake Region graduation

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Scholarships Members of the Lake Region High School Class of 2016 receiving scholarships at graduation Sunday were: Betty & Sumner O. Hancock Scholarship Fund – Katherine Ferland, Zoe Snow, Devynn Turner, Nicholas Wandishin, Anna Yates Betty & Sumner O. Hancock Scholarship Fund/ Lois Varney Award – Keyana Prescott Bridgton Business & Professional Women’s Club – Zoe Snow Bridgton Lions Club Scholarship – Conor Small Bridgton Scholarship Foundation: Doug Banks Jr. — Frank Pike Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Andy Sanborn Memorial Scholarship, R. William Foster Memorial Scholarship, Blynn Davis Memorial Scholarship Bailey McDaniel — Don Beal Memorial Scholarship, Milton S. McKeen Jr. Scholarship, George Riley Memorial Scholarship, Lebovitz Memorial Scholarship Nick Scarlett — John T. Gyger Memorial Scholarship, Carl & Esther Kilborn Scholarship, Thomas Willins Scholarship, George M. Oberg Memorial Scholarship Sydney Schoolcraft — North Bridgton Congregational Church Scholarship, Eli Kroot Memorial Scholarship, Lillian Willins Memorial Scholarship, Raymond Allen Memorial Scholarship Conor Small — Kendal Ham Memorial Scholarship, George N. Abbott Memorial Scholarship, Henry Shorey Memorial Scholarship, Whitney Memorial Scholarship Bridgton Hospital Guild Scholarships – Ryan Hodgdon, Samantha Young Daniel McGowan Hays/Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Scholarship – Anna Yates Dr. Charles J. McDonald Memorial – Lily Charpentier Dr. Christina L. Chaplin Scholarship – Spencer True Dr. John Bischoffberger Scholarship – Grace Farrington Dr. Kathleen Beecher Scholarship – Devynn Turner Evora Jordan Positive Action Committee – Devynn Turner Evelyn M. Kelley Scholarship – Bailey McDaniel Hancock Lumber Scholarship – Danielle Collins, Devynn Turner Hazel F. Cook National Honor Society Scholarship – Keyana Prescott, Samantha Young Jeff Flanigan Memorial Scholarship – Laura Hunt Kendal C. & Anna Ham Charitable Foundation – Doug Banks Jr., Bailey McDaniel, Nick Scarlett, Sydney Schoolcraft, Conor Small Kendal C. & Anna Ham Scholarship Grant – Conor Small Lake Region Teachers’ Association – Devynn Turner Leslie A. Elston – Mountain View Dentistry Award – Spencer True Mary Lou Smith Fund Memorial Scholarship – Anna Yates Mitchell Institute Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship – Keyana Prescott North Sebago United Methodist Ladies Church Circle Award – Abby Perry, Sydney Schoolcraft Paul Robinson Varsity Scholarship – Ryan Hodgdon Peter Christensen Scholarship – Katherine Clavette Rotary Club of Bridgton Lake Region Academic Scholarship – Samantha Young Sebago Elementary School Scholarship – Grace Farrington, Sydney Schoolcraft, Matthew Stenger Sebago Lions Club – Tristi Palmer, Matthew Stenger Sebago Volunteer Association – Grace Farrington, Tristi Palmer, Matthew Stenger Shawnee Peak – Laura Hunt Songo Locks School Scholarship – Lily Charpentier, Devynn Turner The Alfred N. Frazier American Legion and Auxiliary of Naples, Casco & Raymond – Matthew Stenger The CAP Memorial Scholarship – Spencer True The Reny Charitable Foundation – Tristi Palmer, Matthew Stenger, Spencer True Theodore E. Nutting Scholarship – Keyana Prescott, Matthew Stenger

SIGN OF THE TIMES — Many family members and friends held up their cell phones and recorded members of the Class of 2016 as they moved their tassels and sang their departing song during Sunday’s graduation ceremony. (Rivet Photos)

Senior Awards

2016 Lake Region High School graduate Brandan George.

The Laker Graduates

Brandon Leslie Palmer Tristi Lee Palmer Hannah Jordan Parsons Kelley Ann Paul Sarah Lynn Paul Abigail Rose Perry Crystal Lynn Prescott Keyana Elizabeth Prescott David Bruce Robbins Lexus Manuel Rodriquez Jonah Douglas Russell Laura Beth Hunt Dalton James Sanborn Trenton Christopher Hunt Nicholas Lee Scarlett Christopher Dean Huntress Sydney Sierra Schoolcraft Jasmine Nicole Irish Christopher Joseph Shanks Garrett Montgomery Jones Calvin Joseph Shimko Jason Edwin Justason, Jr. Katherine Hannah-Rose Clavette Benjamin Michael Kauffman Madison Jewel Simms Danielle Michaela Collins Victoria Elizabeth Kauffman Conor William Small Nicholas James Coney-Blake Lindsey lee Kenison Nathan Derek Smith Taylor J Conley Tyler M Smith Ashley P Kilgore Lauren Elizabeth Cox Zoe Noel Snow HaeWon Kim Taylor James Davis Matthew Thomas Stenger Beau Allen Kimball Nathaniel Robert Symonds The Bridgton Hospital Guild has awarded five, $1,000 Marcus Riley DeVoe Damon James Knight Kaytlyn Renee Terry scholarships to the following local high school graduates Tom Diefenbacher Morgan Marie Lamontagne Jacob Thomas Dowd who will be pursuing careers in healthcare: Kether Alexander Horst Langadas Katie Rose Throgmorton Niko Ferdinand Torres Samantha Young of Naples, Lake Region High Faith Denise Duquette Mason Dean LaPlante Emily Phyllis Erlebach Michaela Morgan Tripp School, pursuing a physician assistant degree; Justin William LeBlanc Spencer Frances True Ryan Hodgdon of Casco, Lake Region High School, Maxwell Joseph Evans Andrew Robert Legere Sophia Mae Fagone Devynn Idella Turner pursuing a pharmacy degree; Nicholas Kyle Lepage Charles Patrick Walsh Sarah Carter of Waterford, Oxford Hills Grace Ellen Farrington Jackson Whitney Lesure Nicholas Edward Wandishin Comprehensive High School, pursuing a pre-med degree; Katherine Ferland Amanda Anne Liska Kasey Melody Wentworth Carina Sclafani of Harrison, Oxford Hills Natasha Anne Field Helena Alyse Luce Paige Mikayla Westleigh Comprehensive High School, pursuing a physician assis- Stephen Matthew Fredericks Rhiannon Elise Maxheimer Dustin Oliver Frizzell Alexander Lewis Whiting tant degree; Bailey Nicole McDaniel Jordan Tyler Williams Jessica Frost of East Baldwin, Sacopee Valley High Mason Palmer Gallinari Charles Neil McDonough Brandan Nelson George Anna McKenzie Yates School, pursuing a nursing degree. Adrianna Elizabeth Merrill Samantha Nadine Young Each year, the Guild seeks applicants from Lake Zachary David Gray Tyler P Mitchell Emma Jewel Zink Region, Oxford Hills, Sacopee Valley, and Fryeburg Gunnar Scott Harriman Benjamin Jason Moen Neolani AnnMarie Zwiercan Academy, who will be pursuing healthcare-related Trenton Nolan Hartford Emily Mary Morasse careers. Counseling offices are provided the application Ryan Snow Hodgdon Daniel Joseph Neault details. The $1,000 scholarship awards are sent directly Abby Elizabeth Horne LeeAnn Lauren June Newton to the award winners’ schools following first semester completion and a grade of B-minus or better. For further information about the Bridgton Hospital Guild or to volunteer contact the hospital at 647-6000.

Guild scholarships

Honor cords given to Laker athletes

Paul Anthony Angelone, Jr. Joshua Edward Axtman Douglas Joseph Banks, Jr. Dustin Jacob Bell Rachel Nicole Bell Christopher Lawrence Belliveau Tucker A Bent Audrey Michael Blias Autumn Bolduc-Ignasiak Amanda lee Botros Jonathan T Brooks Matthew Liam Buchanan Sarah Michelle Camacho Lily Anne Charpentier Molly Jane Christensen

These awards were presented to the Class of 2016 at Lake Region High School: HONORS Sarah Camacho, Molly Christensen, Katherine Clavette, Danielle Collins, Marcus DeVoe, Tom Diefenbacher, Katherine Ferland, Dustin Frizzell, Victoria Kauffman, Hae Won Kim, Bailey McDaniel, Daniel Neault, Brandon Palmer, Sydney Schoolcraft, Kaytlyn Terry, Niko Torres, Spencer True, Devynn Turner, Nicholas Wandishin, Anna Yates, Samantha Young and Emma Zink. HIGH HONORS Lily Charpentier, Grace Farrington, Zachary Gray, Laura Hunt, Jackson Lesure, Keyana Prescott and Nicholas Scarlett. Honor Essayist — Nicholas Scarlett Salutatorian — Lily Charpentier Valedictorian— Keyana Prescott TOP 10% Note: The list is alphabetically, not by position in the Class of 2016. Lily Charpentier, Katherine Clavette, Grace Farrington, Zachary Gray, Laura Hunt, Jackson Lesure, Daniel Neault, Keyana Prescott, Nick Scarlett, Matthew Stenger, Devynn Turner, Nicholas Wandishin and Samantha Young. Maine Principals’ Association Award — Keyana Prescott Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award — Lily Charpentier, Nicholas Scarlett Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship — Keyana Prescott The Melmac Richard W. Tyler Principals Scholarship — Danielle Collins Kendal C. And Anna Ham Schoalrship — Conor Small ART Outstanding Achievement in Visual Art — Katherine Ferland SENIOR, Page 3C

With most high school athletes either specializing or taking a season off, the three-sport athlete is somewhat of an oddity. Just eight members of the Class of 2016 at Lake Region competed in three sports per year for all four years. They were: Taylor Davis, Keyana Prescott (class valedictorian), Marcus DeVoe, Nicholas Scarlett (class honor essayist), Ryan Hodgdon, Spencer True, Nicholas LePage and Nicholas Wandishin. These athletes received Triple Cords (worn at graduation) at the Just Desserts Athletic Awards. Varsity Club Honor Cords were also presented to: Double Cords to athletes who completed two sports per year for four years: Douglas Banks Jr., Trenton Hartford, Brandon Palmer, Matt Stenger, Rachel Bell, Damon Knight, Lexus Rodriguez, Katie Throgmorton, Molly Christensen, Alex Langadas, Nathan Smith, Grace Farrington, Benjamin Moen and Zoe Snow. Athletes receiving a Single Cord for competing one sport per year all four years: Conor Andrews, Lily Charpentier (class salutatorian), Mason LaPlante, Michaela Tripp, Paul Angelone, Dustin Frizzell, Jackson Lesure, Devynn Turner, Audrey Blais, Gunnar Harriman, Charles McDonough, Hannah Parsons, Matthew Buchanan, Justin 2016 Lake Region High School graduate Jay Justason waves to the crowd after receiving his diploma. Justason and Kaytlyn Terry.


Lake Region graduation

June 16, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3C

Laker Senior Awards

Outstanding Teacher Of The Year — George Nye Outstanding Staff Member Of The Year— Norma Johnson Lions Club Student Of The Month October – Laura Hunt November – Matthew Stenger December – Zachary Gray January – Daniel Neault February – Molly Christensen March – Nicholas Lepage April – Keyana Prescott May – Devynn Turner June – Jackson Lesure Rotary Club Citizen Of The Month November – Douglas Banks December – Sarah Paul January – Nathan Smith February – Conor Small March – Spencer True April – Michaela Tripp May – Katie Throgmorton June —Nicholas Scarlett Math Team Awards — Daniel Neault, Keyana Prescott, Nicholas Scarlett, Matthew Stenger, Niko Torres, Samantha Young Jazz Band — Matthew Buchanan, Maxwell Evans, Zachary Gray, Daniel Neault Show Choir — Lily Charpentier, Maxwell Evans, Zachary Gray, Laura Hunt, Rhiannon Maxheimer, Daniel Neault, Crystal Prescott, Kasey Wentwent, Anna Yates, Emma Zink Drama — Lily Charpentier, Maxwell Evans, Rhiannon Maxheimer, Daniel Neault, Anna Yates National Honor Society – Lily Charpentier, Danielle Collins, Marcus Devoe, Grace Farrington, Jackson Lesure, Daniel Neault, Keyana Prescott, Nicholas Scarlett, Matthew Stenger, Spencer True, Nicholas Wandishin, Samantha Young National Honor Society 2016 Lake Region High School graduate Faith Duquette. Officers — Keyana Prescott,

(Continued from Page 2C) Excellence in Visual Art — Lily Charpentier CHORAL MUSIC Excellence in Jazz Choir — Zachary Gray Excellence in Chorus — Laura Hunt INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Excellence in Instrumental Music — Zachary Gray Excellence in Instrumental Music — Daniel Neault TECHNICAL EDUCATION Excellence in Metals — Jordan Williams Excellence in Manual Arts — Marcus DeVoe ENGLISH Outstanding Effort in English — Lily Charpentier Excellence in Humanities — Sarah Camacho MATH Excellence in Mathematics — Lily Charpentier Outstanding Effort in Mathematics — Molly Christensen SCIENCE Eugene Whitney Science Award — Lily Charpentier Excellence in Physics

Award — Lily Charpentier SOCIAL STUDIES Golden Globe Award — Daniel Neault WORLD LANGUAGES Excellence in Spanish 5 — Lily Charpentier, Zachary Gray Excellence in Latin — Anna Yates Excellent Participation In Drama — Daniel Neault Most Improved Student Award — Sarah Paul CROOKED RIVER ACADEMY Most Improved – Chris Belliveau Student of the Year – Kelley Paul Class Marshals — Sophia Fagone, Marcus DeVoe Class Officers — Daniel Neault, president; Sophia Fagone, vice president; Nicholas Scarlett, publicity; Keyana Prescott, secretary; Spencer True, treasurer Foreign Exchange Students HaeWon Kim — South Korea Tom Diefenbacher — Germany

Honor Essayist Lake Region High School Class of 2016 Nick Scarlett. president; Douglas Mayo, vice president; Spencer True, secretary; Jackson Lesure, treasurer; Nicholas Scarlett, Sgt. At Arms LAKE REGION VOCATIONAL AWARDS 16th District Mason’s Vocational Scholarship Award — Kaytlyn Terry, Victoria Kauffman Career and Technical Education Student of the Year — Kaytlyn Terry LRVC Faculty & Staff Award — Helena Luce Bridgton Rotary Scholarship Award — Christopher Huntress Michael-Sean Wesig and Andrew Ameika Scholarship Award — Tristi Palmer OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT Automotive — Christopher Huntress Law Enforcement — Brandan George Culinary Arts — Kaytlyn Terry Most Improved

Students, Culinary Arts/ Scrubbing Bubble — Matthew Buchanan Skills USA members — Matthew Buchanan,

Justin LeBlanc, Kaytlyn Terry, Natasha Field, Austin Libby, Katie Throgmorton, Brandan George, Tristi Palmer.

Lily’s speech

(Continued from Page 2C) day that they first put you on that big yellow bus going to kindergarten. Does anyone remember our very first day of school? I don’t remember much, but I, like all of you, have my first day of school photo. You know, that picture your parents snapped of you before you got on the bus that morning? In my picture, I have a pink bow at the top of my ponytail, my backpack is just about as large as I am, and I have a card hanging around my neck. Now that was an important card. It was in the shape of a crayon box and had my bus number and classroom written on it. It told me exactly where I needed to go that day. As we sit here, we don’t have a card around our necks telling us where we belong. Our life isn’t mapped out for us, and it may be difficult to find our own path. But now we have the freedom to go out and dictate our own futures. Some of us will go to college and others to work, but our lives are our own and everyday will be a new adventure for us out in this big world. No longer will our parents be holding our hands as they did on that first day of school. We now have the responsibility of leading our own lives and that’s exciting. As Mr. Good likes to say: Today decides tomorrow. Today, we are here fulfilling one of the biggest accomplishments of our lives so far, so I can’t wait to see what our tomorrow holds. Congratulations again Class of 2016, you earned it.

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School news

Keyana’s graduation speech

(Continued from Page 1C) that we would only have four years of school left. It was the start of our final chapter and it was also the day we began the countdown until graduation. This was the year of our awkward phases, new boyfriends or girlfriends, steering clear of the upperclassmen, and simply trying to figure out how high school worked, especially homecoming… what a disaster that was. Fruit Ninja Freshmen, really? But hey, at least we spelt freshmen correctly. Sophomore year came around and we were no longer the freshmen. That was all that really mattered. We

were finally able to redeem ourselves from last year’s horrendous homecoming. The Candyland Sophomores crushed it and our skit was one to remember thanks to Alex. Even though we never did win, we had a blast. Next thing we knew, we all started either in driver’s ed or actually were getting our licenses. We no longer had to be carted around by our parents, which was the best feeling in the world at the time. Maybe no one actually did wait their full nine months to drive around all of their friends, but none of our parents ever did find out, well of course until now. This was the also last year to

Guild scholarships

The Bridgton Art Guild is happy to announce that two local students have each been awarded a scholarship toward the continuance of their studies in art. Haley Pelletier of South Paris is a student of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, and she plans to attend Lasell College with a focus in fashion design and production. Hayden Jones of Bridgton and Scarborough is a student at Scarborough High School, and he plans to attend Massachusetts College of Art to pursue his interest in graphic art. Both are talented artists and the Guild wishes them every success. A nonprofit organization, the Bridgton Art Guild offers an annual scholarship in the amount of $500 to a graduating high school student planning to continue his or her studies at an accredited college, university, or art institute. Guild members help raise the money for these scholarships by generously donating their artwork to be raffled off at Artist Receptions held at Gallery 302. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation toward these scholarships to the Bridgton Art Guild. In the check memo, please designate it to the Scholarship Fund and mail it to: The Bridgton Art Guild, P.O. Box 844, Bridgton, ME 04009, attention: Scholarship Fund.

simply scoot by. After all, we had just completed half of our high school career. Next year it was going to start becoming real. Junior year. SATS, ACTS, Accuplacer. You name it, we took it. It was the year of buckling down and figuring out what we were looking achieve in life. It was a time of college searches and tours, countless free t-shirts, lanyards, and of course, preparing to write the dreaded college essay. We realized at this time, every homework assignment, every quiz, every test, and every project was crucial to our grades. So most of us took it seriously, others not so much. As spring rolled around the corner, we all prepared for our very first prom. We also realized that prom means emptying your bank account for a four-hour experience. However, spending those moments with you guys were priceless. It was the last day of school for 2015 graduates when we sent them off in their farewell assembly. I remember that the moment those seniors walked out the door, we strolled across the gym and gladly filled the senior section. This was it, the year we had all waited for. Just 286 days ago was our last first day of school. No one mentioned how many “lasts” we would actually have. Last time ever playing the sport we love, homecoming, winter carnival, prom, enjoying our very few snow days, seeing our friends on a daily basis, taking midterms and finals, and eventually our last day of high school. We were also left out on a little secret…

senior year isn’t as easy as it is made out to be. At all. Between filling out FAFSA and applying to colleges before the rapidly approaching deadline, the anticipation of finding out what colleges deemed us to be a good fit or not for their school was agonizing. The hardest part was deciding where we would decide to place ourselves for the next chapter of our life. What would be our new place to call home? College? The military? Jumping straight into the workforce? Taking a gap year? The possibilities we are given are endless and it is simply what we make of it. Also today, the countdown we started our freshmen year is over. We made it. (And no, that was not supposed to be a reference to Drake.) We made it to graduation day. In case anyone has been sleeping through this speech, time to wake up, I’m almost done. I promise Dan’s will keep you awake. There is no way I could top his. Regardless, I could not be any more proud of each and every one of you for making it to this day. Thank you for growing with me and spending the most important times of our lives together. It has truly been a blessing. The memories we have made from the past four years are unforgettable and I will always hold them close. I’m sure I have overstayed my welcome on this stage, but I would like to end on a quote from Dr. Suess. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know

2016 Lake Region H.S. graduate Rachel Bell. what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Best of luck to all of my classmates in whatever you chose to do with your future. I will miss you all so incredibly much. No matter where

you end up, always remember to do what makes you happy and follow your heart. It will lead you to amazing things. Congratulations to the Class of 2016! It truly has been one of the best times of my life!

College notes

Corinn E. Bedell, daughter of Keith and Beverly Bedell of Lovell, graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. on May 14, 2016. Corinn received a bachelor of science degree in Studio and Digital Arts (Graphic Design). Corinn is pursuing a business in graphic and character design. Kate W. Hall of Casco has been named to the Iowa State University Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point COLLEGE, Page 5C

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This week’s puzzle theme:

Independence Day

Rushmore neighbor 61. Holy Hindu 64. Foreign Language Oscar winner, 2012 65. *”All men ____ created equal” 67. Arm bones 69. Equipped with feathers 70. Famous T-Rex 71. Spritelike 72. Famous cookie brand 73. “For ____ a jolly...” 74. City in France DOWN 1. Mowgli to Raksha in “The Jungle Book” 2. Nanjing nanny 3. North Atlantic Alliance, acr. 4. Gives off 5. Tiny antelope 6. Heidi’s “Magic Wooden Shoe” 7. TV variety show “Hee ____” 8. Icy hut 9. One of three square ones 10. Opposed to 11. Frosts a cake 12. Office furniture 15. ____ red, pH indicator 20. On the rocks 22. Baby’s apron 24. Lemonade cousin 25. *Guthrie of “This Land Is Your Land” 26. Lock horns 27. “Private Parts” author 29. *”...star-spangled banner yet ____” 31. Sodium

College notes (Continued from Page 4C) average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

 Kate is a Kinesiology and Health major. Monica Couvillion of Sebago received a bachelor of arts degree in Communication from Marist College (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) the weekend of May 20. Gregory Grinnell of Bridgton has been named to Springfield College (Mass.) Dean’s List for the spring 2016 term. Greg is studying Applied Exercise Science. The student must have a minimum

semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester. Michelle Basselet of Casco graduated from Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, Pa.) with a bachelor of arts degree in History. A 2011 graduate of Lake Region High School, she is the daughter of Nancy Basselet and the late Norman Basselet. Corrie Van Haasteren of Raymond graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in Accounting from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. A 2012 graduate of Hebron Academy, he is the son of Christopher and Ellen Van Haasteren.

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32. The Three Musketeers and Destiny’s Child 33. Not hidden 34. Highly unpleasant 36. “As ____ on TV” 38. Gaelic 42. Gossipmonger 45. Say it differently 49. Indian restaurant staple

51. *”The Independence Day: Resurgence,” e.g. 62. Too much ____ 54. Grind teeth 63. *What you hope it 56. Post-rain ditch doesn’t do on July 4th? 57. Mount Vesuvius output 58. Mosque V.I.P. 59. Nay, to a baby 60. Prompter’s comments 61. Lawyers’ charges

University of Rhode Island Dean’s List The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,986 undergraduates have qualified for the Spring 2016 Dean’s List. Area students include: Benjamin W. Welch of Denmark, Emma C. Walker of Naples, and Alana M.

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Currier silences Raider bats

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer CUMBERLAND — For Kelsey Currier, it was her moment of truth. With runners on second and third with no one out and the Rangers up 3-1, Currier

was staring down Fryeburg Academy’s two big guns. Delivering the two biggest pitches of the season, Currier wiggled out of the jam as the Raiders were unable to score. Ball game.

Greely remained perfect at home and perfect against Fryeburg Academy this softball season, dumping the Raiders 4-1 to claim a Class B South quarterfinal win last Thursday afternoon. With the wind gusting

for most of the afternoon, Currier tossed a gem, striking out 10 and holding the Raiders scoreless over the first three frames. She allowed just five hits. FA Coach Fred Apt hoped his Raiders could strike early against Currier and put some pressure on the Rangers, but instead saw his club fall behind 2-0 in the first inning. Currier gave Greely some early momentum when she laced a drive over FA leftfielder Megan Fuller’s head for a double. Moria Train lined a 0-2 pitch for a base hit to right, scoring Currier. On the throw to the plate, Train moved up to second base. Sarah Felkel bunted, moving Train to third. With one out, #15 fouled off three pitches with the count full and then bounced a drive to second. FA’s Julia Quinn’s only play was to first for the out, but the Rangers went up 2-0. After FA catcher Makayla Cooper lined a single to right-center, Currier struck out the side in the second. FA pitcher Nicole Bennett (seven hits, three strikeouts) silenced the Rangers with two fly ball outs and a strikeout. Greely made some noise in the third with runners at second and third, but Bennett induced an infield out and NOT IN TIME — Fryeburg Academy second baseman Julia Quinn looks to apply the ended the threat on a fly ball tag on a Greely player, who successfully stole the base during last week’s quarterfinal out recorded by Chloe Coen game in Cumberland. (Rivet Photos) in rightfield.

WHO HAS IT? — With the wind gusting, FA third baseman Faith Pelkie (left) and shortstop Tina LeBlanc collided while trying to field a fly ball. The ball dropped for an error, one of five on the day for the Raiders. Fryeburg finally got on the board in the fourth inning as Bennett rocketed a shot to right-center for a double. Cooper followed with a liner just inside the rightfield foul line. Tina LeBlanc plated the run with a sacrifice fly to right. With Cooper standing on second, the Raiders were unable plate the equalizer as

Currier struck out a FA hitter (looking). In the fifth, Currier hit a high fly ball both FA third baseman Faith Pelkie and shortstop Tina LeBlanc each called for. The two Raiders collided and the ball dropped. “Both were yelling for it, they collided and it dropped. The wind had a lot to do with it, but we put a lot of pressure on ourselves,” said Coach Apt, whose club made five errors on the day. “These kids want to win badly, and sometimes, they just put too much pressure on themselves.” Another error on an errant throw on a Greely bunt enabled Currier to score. With Pelkie playing in to guard against a bunt, Currier easily stole third, well ahead of shortstop LeBlanc trying to cover the bag. Down 3-1 in the sixth inning, the Raiders had rally on their minds when Julia Quinn and Lexi L’HeureuxCarland each singled. A wild RAIDERS, Page 8C

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The Lake Region High School lacrosse and track teams will be holding the 5th Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. Check out the awesome deals on great mattresses, adjustable beds and pillows. Event link: text LAKERS to 207-536-8445.

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Bridgton Highlands Ladies Golf For June 8, the tournament played was “Par Threes and Par Fives.” Low Gross winner was Carolyn Stanhope, second low gross winner was Donna Bleakney. Low Net winner was Suzie Kinney, second low net winner was Yvonne Gluck, and third low net winner was Eleanor Nicholson. No one won the chip-in pot.

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Harrison Bocce League Game 3 results: Henry’s beat Searles 4-1; Worsters and Ace’s tied 3-3; Mentus defeated Long Lake 4-2; and Ruby’s upended Caswell 4-1. North Division: Ruby’s +5, Worsters +2, Searles –4, Caswell –7. South Division: Henry’s +6, Ace’s +4, Mentus +2, Long Lake –8.


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Lakers nearly complete rally By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As the game clock raced down under 30 seconds and Waynflete defenders quickly charging at her, Lauren Jakobs pulled the trigger on a shot that skidded across the grass turf. With Lake Region down a goal in last week’s Class B South girls’ lacrosse, Jakobs and her teammates saw how sports contests can be decided by inches. Jakobs’ shot rolled just past the far post as the Flyers escaped Naples with a 7-6 victory. The fourth-ranked Lakers closed their season at 8-5. The fifth-seeded Flyers (9-4) lost at undefeated, top-seeded Kennebunk (13-0) on Saturday by a 10-2 count. It was a disappointing loss for the Lakers, who had dumped Waynflete just days earlier, 13-9, to secure a home playoff date. “It really can be a game of inches. We had our chances, but just missed,” Lake Region Coach David Keenan said. “The last time we played them, we were winning the entire game, so it was hard to convince our girls that they were going to come out on fire, and they did. We came out a little flat, but with the timeout, turned it around.” Waynflete jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the Lakers finally tallied on a quick pass from behind the net from Lindsey Keenan (three assists) to Jakobs for a score. But, the Flyers answered with a pair of goals, forcing Coach Keenan to call a timeout with 10:13 left in the half. “They were beating us on hustle. We knew they had more experience than us, but like the first time, if we out hustled them, we could win. They did just that — they outhustled them and outplayed

them, and we got back into the game and the lead.” Rachel Shanks scored less than two minutes after the timeout and Lauren Williams closed the gap to one. She paid the price on the shot, getting knocked to the turf by two Flyer defenders. The Lakers evened the game with 7:40 left on a Keenan goal, resulting in a Flyer timeout. Waynflete pulled ahead 5-4 at the 4:09 mark, but the Lakers knotted things up on a free shot by Melissa Bonenfant with just 19.4 seconds left until the break. The two clubs traded goals to start the second half with Keenan giving the Lakers a brief lead. Laker sophomore goalie Maddie Nelson (12 saves) made several big stops off Flyer free shots. But with 8:10 remaining in regulation, a Flyer made a nifty cut from the right wing past a Laker defender and zipped a shot over Nelson’s right shoulder in what proved to be the game winner. “Maddie did a great job keeping us in the game, making several big saves on free shots,” Coach Keenan said. Waynflete regained possession and with their speed and crisp passing, the Flyers were able to keep the ball in the Laker defensive end and cut nearly five minutes off the game clock. With 2:40 left, Paige Davis finally came up with a steal. “When knew they were faster than us so we tried to let them run themselves out a little bit,” Coach Keenan said. “With three minutes and change left, we pressed all the way out. We were able to get the ball back, and gave ourselves a chance to tie the game. We got ourselves in LAKERS, Page 8C

HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GAME — Above, Lake Region’s Lauren Jakobs is swarmed by the Waynflete defense; below, Aisley Sturk (#5) looks to defend the Laker goal area. (Rivet Photos)

CELEBRATION SHORT-LIVED — Laker Lindsey Keenan is surprised when an official waived off a first half goal against Waynflete.

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Raiders lose in quarters, 4-1 (Continued from Page 6C) pitch enabled both runners to move up. “We felt pretty good right there with Nicole and Coop up. They’ve been carrying us all year. They are our big hitters,” Coach Apt said. “She (Currier) pitched us well. She pitched us away a lot, and we expected it. It’s been our Achilles heel at times.”

With the count 2-2, Currier made a pitcher’s pitch with a low fastball touching the “black” on the outer part of the plate to retire Bennett. Then, Currier made another big pitch, getting Cooper to lift a high fly ball to the right side. Two Rangers bumped, but the catch was made.

With two out, LeBlanc hit the ball hard to short, but was nipped at first on a strong throw by shortstop Train. Greely added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on a single, an error and a two-out hit. Currier slammed the door in the seventh on two strikeouts and a bouncer back to the hill. “We battled, and I’m proud of our kids,” Coach Apt said. “This loss really hurts. The kids really care about each other; they work hard together; it’s really a great group so it’s really disappointing. Like I told

the underclassmen, we’ll be back. As I get older, it gets more difficult for me, as well. I was over there crying with them.” It was a slow walk for the Raiders (12-6) and FA coaching staff from their final team meeting in the outfield to the clubhouse. “For our seniors, we didn’t want it to end this way,” Coach Apt said. “They’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned a lot from them. So, we move on.” Update: Greely (15-3) defeated Yarmouth 8-2, and will meet York (17-1) for the Class B South title.

Final track chapter Four Fryeburg Academy athletes closed out the 2016 track & field season with a trip to New Britain, Conn. for the New England Championships on Saturday. Along with Raider Coaches Kevin McDonald and Coach Stephanie Miller, making the trip were Anna Lastra (4x800 relay, mile run and two-mile run), Emily Carty (4x800 relay and mile run), Zoe Maguire (4x800 relay) and Irina Norkin (4x800 relay). The 4x800 relay finished 22nd out of 36 teams with a time of 10:11.10. Anna raced for the last time as a Raider finishing 20th RAIDER RELAYERS (left to right) Anna Lastra, Zoe in the two mile with a time of 11:27.74 and 20th in the Maguire, Emily Carty and Irina Norkin.

Lakers fall short (Continued from Page 7C) good position, but they came away with the ‘W.’” LR was able to quickly move the ball down the field, but knowing little time remained, some passes were either a little off the mark or rushed, resulting in Waynflete coming up with the loose ball with 1:56 left. The Lakers, however, scooped up the free ball with 51.1 seconds left, setting up Jakobs for one final chance. When the ball sailed wide, the Flyers took control of the ball and ran out the clock. “We lose a few seniors, so we’re still a young group. For a second year program (at the varsity level), the girls did a phenomenal job,” Coach Keenan said. “This is a very difficult conference, one of the best in the state. We hit a bump in the middle of the season, but picked it back up and beat Waynflete. We’ve played most teams close.” For a week, Coach Keenan enjoyed bragging rights over sister, Catherine Connors, the longtime head coach at Waynflete. The veteran Flyer coach’s impressive resume includes 10 state titles, the last one coming in 2013, and three MAISAD crowns. “For some reason, we didn’t play last year, so when we won at the end of the regular season, I was undefeated against her for about a week,” he said. “My sister is a great coach. Not many teams do too well the second time against her. We WINNING DESIGNER Phoebe Crowe of Lovell. were a shot or two away.”

TRACKING DOWN A FLY BALL in rightfield is Fryeburg Academy outfielder Chloe Coen during the Raiders’ playoff game against Greely. (Rivet Photo) mile with a time of 5:17.12. Emily Carty finished 26th in the mile with a time of 5:34.88. “This was a fantastic experience for the athletes as we traveled overnight, raced at the next level and met a bunch of athletes from all over New England,” Coach McDonald said. “The loss of Anna will be huge, but the bright side is that Em and Irina are sophomores and Zoe is a freshman.”  Coach McDonald added, “I would like to thank the Boosters Club for all their support, the parents that helped the team and the athletes for their dedication and commitment to the sport of track & field. We are always trying to improve our program and with this nucleus of athletes and parents the future is very bright.”

T-shirt design winner LOVELL — Phoebe Crowe, a 2016 graduate of Fryeburg Academy, submitted the winning design for the 12th Annual Lovell Old Home Days 5K Run t-shirt.  As part of the competition, art students are asked to incorporate the themes of Lovell and running into their artwork.  Phoebe lives in Lovell, enjoys graphic design and will be attending the Maine College of Art in the fall. For creating the winning

design, Phoebe receives a $100 prize, as well as the pleasure of seeing her artwork on shirts around town! Steve Pullan, the Academy’s art teacher, assisted the committee in making the selection. This year’s run is on Saturday, July 16 at 9:45 a.m. Only the first 100 registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt, so please signup early. Applications are available in local stores or by DESIGN, Page 5C

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June 16, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 1D

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

Town planning and damning

As I often do on mild evenings, I was taking a postprandial stroll by the Civil War monument up on Main Street. And once again, I hear this voice — rather tinny in tone — addressing me. I looked up and there was the Union soldier sitting on the edge of his plinth, his furled flag beside him. Soldier: Excuse me, sir, but a brief point of information. (He turned his head and spat a thick stream of tobacco juice.) Me: Of course. Want my advice on the elections? Or whether Civil War monuments should all be removed to put behind us that ugly chapter in our national history? Soldier: Neither. What I want to know is whether it is true that someone has the idea of constructing two roundabouts or traffic circles at either end of this magnificent street — one down there where the stop light is and the other circling me? Me: So I read in the paper. Supposed to ease the traffic congestion and make it safer for pedestrians. Soldier: What a wrong-headed idea! There’s only one street in the world that starts and ends with a roundabout and that’s the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. They must know that Maine already has a Paris and it is too modest to fashion COMING SOON — Beverly Harmon holds one of her gorgeous quilts that will be featured at the 37th Annual a Champs Elysees. They must know also that the Champs E. Chickadee Quilt Show to be held at Stevens Brook Elementary School on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10. If you can believe it, this Pineapple Pattern quilt was made with (scrap) fabrics. (Photo by Sue Drisko) PLANNING, Page 2D

A chance to age at home

Last month, I wrote on these pages about some of the bipartisan successes the Maine Legislature was able to achieve this year despite a divided government and a deeply polarized electorate. One area where I wish we had made more progress is the advancement of more policies that benefit seniors and provide them with greater opportunity to age in their homes. I wanted to write about this issue after I heard that Speaker Mark Eves had begun a statewide listening tour as part of his Keep ME Home initiative. If policymakers are going to meet the needs of Maine seniors, they need to start by having personal conversations with them. Roughly 8,000 low-income senior families don’t have access to affordable housing, and that number is growing as more Mainers retire and the median age continues to rise. At the same time, many seniors are finding it increasingly difficult to remain in their current homes. Some of the obstacles they face include rising property taxes; the ability to afford basics like food; essential prescription medicines and heat; difficulty accessing health insurance; and stagnant Social Security or pension benefits. In rural parts of the state, several senior housing facilities like nursing homes and assisted living facilities have closed, forcing many older Mainers out of the communities they built their lives in and often leaving them hours away from friends and loved ones. A few lawmakers in both parties are trying to tackle this problem together, including Speaker Eves and Republican Sen. David Burns of Washington County, who have been trying to

Letters Refreshing

To The Editor: Kudos to Fryeburg Academy grad Hannah Rousey for her integrity. As I read in last week’s Bridgton News, she declined the Poland Spring Good Science Scholarship because “the company does not exhibit sustainable and ethical practices.” Planning to study sustainable agriculture and environmental protection law, she felt accepting the money

would be hypocritical. Thank you Hannah for doing the right thing. Marita Wiser Bridgton

Setting boundaries

To The Editor: Hannah Rousey’s principled rejection of Poland Spring’s scholarship (New Grad Makes Bold Statement, BN, 6/9) should send a message to Nestlé that scattering a few dollars in the local community does not compensate for the harm it perpetrates on

the State of Maine. It is easy to feel helpless and hopeless about Nestlé’s power over our elected officials.  Hannah’s aspirations for the future include a life of sufficiency for everyone. Sustainability implies boundaries we should not cross, freshwater and fossil fuel extraction being just two of them. Young people are assuming crushing debt to pursue careers that are critical for our future.  Thank you, Hannah, for your inspiration and leadership. Sally and Jon Chappell Bridgton

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To The Editor: Henry Precht is back to his anti-Semitic roots wth his latest column, “The History Trap.” He discounts the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel, and calls the concern in Israel about Iran’s nuclear program fabricated for domestic political reasons. This is nonsense. If there is one issue on which Israelis are unified, it is the threat of annihilation from Iranian nuclear weapons.  

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by Christine Powers Maine State Representative prevent these closures. Last year, the Legislature passed a bond Speaker Eves sponsored that would provide $15 million to build senior housing in all 16 Maine counties and also weatherize homes. That last part is especially important because Maine’s housing stock is the oldest in the country and can’t retain heat as well — a tough situation for seniors who want to keep warm without spending everything they have. Voters passed the bond in November with almost 70% of the vote, but the governor has said he will not release it and allow the construction and weatherization to move forward. I sincerely hope he changes his mind. A lot of older Mainers would be better off if he did.    Despite setbacks like the bond, there were a handful of bright spots this year where lawmakers were able to agree. Both parties were able to agree to increase funding for direct care workers, many of whom work with seniors where they SENIORS, Page 3D Precht claims to be writing a history column, but ignores the fact that near 40% of the world’s Jewish population was wiped out by the Nazis. When Iran today denies the Holocaust, but threatens a new one — repeatedly claiming that Israel must be destroyed, Precht would say this is no concern for Israel — fabricated for domestic politics. Given that he was on duty at the State Department when Iran was lost to the mullahs, he has plenty to answer for with regard to Iran already. Precht seems to regard Iran as a great new friend for America. Is he unaware that Iran has been at work destabilizing Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq and is allied with the monster Assad, responsible for near a half-million Syrian deaths and five million refugees? Precht calls Israel’s new defense minister a fascist and calls Israel a toxic partner. Lovely language. The anti-

Semites around the world who treat Israel differently than any other nation in the world, on full display at the United Nations, would join in Precht’s abusive language. They too prove they are antiSemites, like Precht, by using a different standard to critique Israel than they apply to any other country in the world. Anti-Semitism is toxic, not Israel, but Precht drinks from the well regularly. As far as Israeli Palestinian relations, for which Precht of course blames Israel for failure to make peace, which side is willing to meet directly with the other without preconditions? That is Israel. Israel has offered peace agreements with near complete withdrawal from the West Bank on several occasions, only to be met by a constant no from the Palestinians, and in some cases, new terrorist campaigns. Given Precht’s State Department history, and his LETTERS, Page 2D

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BLUES ON THE MOVE - The Lakes Region Explorer will be running between Bridgton and Naples this Saturday, June 18, during the Maine Blues Festival. In an effort to support this important event, keeping our roads safer and creating opportunities to enjoy the music of the area for those without transport. The LRX will be leaving from the Community Center throughout the day on Saturday, June 18 and dropping off in Naples at the Fire Department. There are also runs from Portland to Naples on Saturday. For more information check out the schedule on page 8B or go to the Maine Blues Festival website.

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor A recent AARP survey revealed that more than 93% of older adults favored Medicare price negotiations. In other words, seniors want the federal government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare. They also think that drug makers should be required to explain how they set prices. This is, of course, a complicated topic. Some experts think that direct negotiations are not likely to reduce drug costs unless Medicare has the authority to establish a national drug formulary as does the Department of Veterans Affairs. Formularies are lists of approved drugs an insurer will cover, sometimes under different levels of cost-sharing tiers to encourage use of particular medicines. Needless to say, drug makers and pharmacy benefit managers are opposed to a single, national formulary. Will Congress listen to the voice of seniors? Medicare volunteer counselors are available for one-on-one consultations at no charge. Call the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116 to arrange for an appointment.


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Letters

(Continued from Page 1D) long collection of columns hostile to Israel, one should expect very little from him at this point. But misstating history and prettying up Iran as our new best friend is a bit much, even for him. Richard Baehr Naples

Frightening look

LIONS TAKE VETS ON A CRUISE — The Naples Lions Club recently hosted a cruise on the Songo River Queen II for all veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate families. Although Memorial Day got off to a rainy start, the sun was shining brightly by the time the cruise departed at 3 p.m. Well over 100 guests enjoyed the one and a half hour cruise down Long Lake as well as appetizers and desserts. Lake Region Catering and Hannaford (Bridgton) donated a portion of the food, with the remainder provided by the Naples Lions Club members and family. Guests represented all branches of the armed services and spanned campaigns from World War II through current tours of the mid-east and Asia. Due to the success of this event, the Naples Lions Club plans to make this an annual event. One of the primary fundraising activities of the club are the summer dance cruises on the Songo River Queen II. The club thought that they could take advantage of their cruise expertise to host an honorary cruise for members of our Armed Services and their families. After consultation with the leadership of American Legion Post #155, the club developed the current cruise framework.

To The Editor: Henry Precht gives us a frightening look at what passes for wisdom amongst at least some Foreign Service veterans. He praises the fanatical tyrants of Iran for the “elements of democracy”  (what? rigged elections?) they have developed. And, he is still under the delusion that Iran would never want to develop nuclear weapons. Why their long-range missiles then, Mr. Precht? And on top of all of that, he manages to blame Israel for “fake rhetoric and violence” while either forgetting, or counting on his readers not to know, that Israel has withdrawn from Gaza and has offered the Palestinians their state at least three times, only to be met with flat rejections and a series of murder campaigns. The fantasy world Mr. Precht seems to live in has almost no contact with the real one. Fred Baumann Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Meeting Change The Board of Selectmen will be meeting on the second and last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Denmark Municipal Building, effective June 28, 2016. Public always welcome.

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The Casco Selectboard will hold a public hearing at the Casco Community Center on June 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. to review an application by the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, located at 101 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009, for a Liquor License for an Incorporated Civic Organization for the 2016 Maine Lakes Brewfest. 2T24

Betty LeGoff

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

30 Little Pond Road Denmark, Maine 207-595-7449 Will be holding a public information meeting regarding a proposed residential development, Woods Pond Village, located on property known as Tax Map 4 Lot 15, on Route 117 across from Snow Valley Road in the town of Bridgton. This project will propose 57 new lots on new roads. This project will be reviewed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection under the Site Location of Development Law Act and Natural Resources Protection Act, Title 38, Chapter 3, §§ 481-490 and Title 38, Chapter 3, §§ 480-A to 480-Z respectively. The meeting will be held at the Bridgton Town Office, downstairs meeting room, on June 23, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., and will be presented by the applicant’s agent: Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. 42 Church Street P.O. Box Q Livermore Falls, ME 04254 207-897-6752

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1. Approve Minutes of August 18, 2014. 2. Mark Vasapolli as Personal Representative of the Estate of Stephen Vaspolli has filed an application for a renewal of the Dimensional Variance reducing the front and rear setbacks as originally granted on August 18, 2003, and extended on September 26, 2005, to permit construction of a home at 491 Roosevelt Trail a/k/a Route 302. The property is also known as Map 26, Lot 7 and is located in a Commercial Zone. 3. Other

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To The Editor: Henry Precht is mistaken in favoring Iran over the United States’ traditional allies in the Middle East. All the outreach to Iran has not stopped the public calls for “death to America,” nor its torture of opponents of the regime, nor its record of executions, one of the worst in the world. As for Israel, it remains the freest state in the Middle East, the only democracy, and the only country that has repeatedly made risky and dramatic concessions for the sake of peace. Israel’s current defense minister, whom Precht so deni-

grates, has publicly signed onto a two-state solution, and compared to any of the Palestinian leaders is a dove. Imagine how different the region could have been if Arab countries had looked forward, as did Israel when it uplifted all the Jewish refugees from Arab countries? Yes, the Middle East is a dangerous region, but it will not be made any safer by handing it over to Iranian hegemony. Does Mr. Precht really want Hezbollah to have total control of Lebanon, with Assad triumphant in Syria, and Iranian backed militants holding sway in Yemen? Doron Lubinsky Atlanta, Ga.

Whitewash the truth

To The Editor: 

 In his flawed opinion piece, “Small World: The history trap,” Henry Precht correctly notes some of the flaws of countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey while whitewashing the country that poses today’s greatest threat to the world — Iran — and completely getting things wrong with the one country in that part of the world which shares America’s core values and is America’s one true friend — Israel.

 He calls Israel aggressive, as if Israel hadn’t repeatedly offered to help the Palestinian Arabs set up their own state, hadn’t offered to give them virtually all the disputed territory which comprised the heart of the Jewish state in the time of David and Solomon and even offered to give the Palestinians sovereignty over Judaism’s holiest site, Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount. Precht calls this “fake rhetoric and violence.” He calls a minister, who is willing to give away the very land on which his home sits, if only it would help bring peace, a “fascist.” When it comes to Saudi Arabia and Iran, neither has really changed much in recent years, although the foreign policy interests of Saudi Arabia are probably more in sync with ours than they’ve ever been. Precht falsely refers to the activities of the extreme, fundamentalist Wahhabi sect as a recent phenomenon which should make us rethink our policies, but those activities are nothing new.

 As far as Iran goes, one LETTERS, Page 3D

Town planning (Continued from Page 1D) starts with a great Arc de Triomphe and ends with a fancy fountain on the precise spot (Place de la Concorde) where the guillotine stood during the French revolution. Me: I doubt that they gave all that much informed thought to the project. Soldier: (Ignoring me.) And where do you suppose I fit in to this scheme? Will they bury me under the Arc like the Unknown Soldier in Paris? Or will they sculpt me into the Arc like one of those original Roman structures? And whom will the Arc celebrate? In Paris, its Napoleon, generals and victories; I don’t see anyone hereabouts who could be considered even mildly Napoleonic. Me: Maybe they’ll fit you in the fountain at the other end of the street if you substitute lake water for tobacco juice. Soldier: The town is having such trouble with its sewage plan that I expect they’ll not dare erect a fountain.  Probably they’ll go back to the original French idea of installing a guillotine down there. You know this presidential campaign has brought out some pretty tough cookies — or types who want to be considered tough. A candidate who talks about stepping up the severity of torture for terrorist suspects might be expected to put a guillotine to use as well. Me: You’re not very sanguine about the outcome of the elections, I take it. Soldier: You’re bloody right I’m not. Neither of the most likely candidates measures up to the standard of that first great Republican, Honest Abe. And neither will match the savvy and spirit of the last great Democrat, Obama. The country’s in a mess and it’s headed deeper into the mire. Me: Look on the bright side for a change. Isn’t Main Street — or the Champs, if you prefer — a pretty sight with so many brightly painted buildings? Soldier: Sure is. Makes me think of a seaside Greek village. I expect to see boatloads of Syrian and Afghan refugees coming ashore on the public beach any day now. Me: That’ll be good for Bridgton. Diversity is a stimulant to competition and growth. Soldier: Don’t you know your history? I and others fought the Civil War to preserve the union, not to see it fractured by disunity. In my time we started with English immigrants and later added Germans, lots of Irish and a sprinkling of French. That was aplenty. Me: You also freed the slaves and thereby helped to create a democracy (although the Indians were still badly treated). A vibrant and fully functioning democracy is what enabled this country to take in so many different peoples and forge them into one nation. Soldier: I look around and I listen to many voices and I’m doubtful of this national unity you speak of. By the way, do you suppose our masters would agree to construct another roundabout at Main and Depot Streets? That’s the intersection where democratic values and our sense of unity are most severely tested. The French would know how to handle it. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.


Opinions

June 16, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3D

Giving seniors a chance to age at home

(Continued from Page 1D) live. Direct care workers play plishes several key goals. a critical role in helping seniors First, it improves morale maintain their independence, and the quality of the work and paying them more accom- direct care workers provide.

Second, it reduces turnover and provides more stability for seniors who invest a great deal of time getting comfortable and developing a trusting

DOWNTOWN DANCERS — Rehearsing a dance during a class sponsored by Cottage Street Creative Exchange in Norway are Jessica Giasson, Aiden Brown, Hallie Wheeler, Dakota Parker, and Hailie Giasson. The dancers will be part of “Okay, Let’s Dance,” presented by Expansion Arts and Art Moves Dance Studios on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Tickets may be purchased at either studio, Books N Things, and at the door on show night. To find more information, go online or call 743-5569 or 890-0514.

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096

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

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

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

ALARMS

BOAT REPAIR

CONTRACTORS

Jeff Hadley Builder New England Boat Shop LLC Remodeling, Additions Maintenance/Repair/Sales/Service Tile work, Wood flooring Welding/Shrinkwrap/Storage Kitchens, Drywall, Painting Mark Swanton, owner – 207-693-9310 30 yrs experience 583-4460 jhadley44@gmail.com

CARETAKERS

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

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling www.bobguy@myfairpoint.net Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates 207-527-2552

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

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

DANCE INSTRUCTION

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

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

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

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

DENTAL SERVICES

EXERCISE/FITNESS

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

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

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

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

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relationship with those who are helping them. Third, it brings new people into the direct care field, which is growing as the number of older Mainers continues to rise. Another positive change was a successful bill expanding the Meals on Wheels program to more homebound Mainers of limited means. The change will hopefully keep more seniors in good health, preserve their sense of independence for longer and further delay a potential move into an elder care facility. Measures like this have a small but significant ripple effect that helps alleviate the senior housing shortage.

Lawmakers also prevented harmful cuts in the state budget to the Drugs for the Elderly program, which helps low-income seniors afford the medicines that keep them in good health but also preserve mobility and independence.  Finally lawmakers partially prevented a $23 million drop in education funding, which would have further driven up property taxes or caused cuts in local services like plowing or law enforcement. We have to take these small but significant achievements and build on them. Policymakers cannot afford to ignore the plight of older Mainers. They deserve dignity

as they age, and that means affordable access to food, medical care and shelter. Thank you for reading, and if you have questions or ideas on senior issues or other areas, you can contact me at 318-2511 or powerscb@gmail. com. Also, please share your e-mail address with me to be included in my regular e-mail updates. It’s an honor to serve as your representative. Rep. Christine Powers, a member of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee, is serving her second term in the Maine House and represents Baldwin, Cornish, Naples, Sebago and part of Parsonsfield.

Letters

Can’t be ignored

ment officer’s job to enforce the ordinance as written. She does not have the authority to ignore violations when they are brought to her attention. The three-foot deck he discusses was allowed as a safety issue for egress in case of fire. Nobody from the town came looking for a violation — the homeowner came to the town. The questions he should be asking are to himself and to the people involved when he purchased the property in 1999. Did he have a survey done prior to the purchase? The survey would have shown the violation. Was a realtor involved? Did he have title insurance, which would have discovered the violation? Did he have an attorney represent him? Did he check with the town to insure that the building had the proper building permits on file? A waterfront house LETTERS, Page 5D

(Continued from Page 2D) cannot reasonably argue that it’s a “better fit for our regional policy” when governmentinspired crowds continue to chant “death to America” under the approving eyes of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khameini, harasses our ships, takes our sailors hostage, and one of its top military commanders bluntly calls the United States Iran’s only enemy in the region.

 History can be a trap; misunderstanding both history and present realities, as Henry Precht does, can be a deathtrap.

 Alan Stein, Ph.D. Founder, PRIMERMassachusetts and PRIMER-Israel President Emeritus, PRIMER-Connecticut Natick, Mass.

To The Editor: I would like to make a few comments on the letter from Robert Hertzler regarding problems with his deck that was in violation of the Naples Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. I can understand his anger, but he is really attacking the wrong targets. Apparently, the mortgage company of the buyer required a survey and they noticed a problem. They went to the town and asked if this was a violation. When they were told it was a violation, they told the owner it had to be corrected. He then came to the town and asked what he needed to do to remove the violation. Shoreland zoning is mandated by the state and the town has the required ordinance. It is the code enforce-

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OIL DEALERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

JB Self Storage

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PLUMBING & HEATING

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine

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

SELF STORAGE

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

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

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

Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045

SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Dyer Septic Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning 693 Main St, Lovell 207-925-1468 blissinc@fairpoint.net Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land info services – Surveys Boundary/Topographic/Flood elevation PO Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr. PLS Over 10,000 surveys on file

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

TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 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 Top Notch Tree Service, LLC All aspects of tree care & removal Fully-licensed and insured Excellent references 207-357-WOOD (9663)

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

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


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CHALMERS INSURANCE &

REAL ESTATE

Part of the Chalmers Group

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HELP WANTED

TREE WORKERS WANTED — Also mechanic wanted. Experience a plus. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply online at www.Q-Team.com/employmentapplication tf23

WORK WANTED

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

LAWN CARE — bark mulch installed, mowing, trees cut down, CLEANING PERSON ­— brush cutting, garage clean-outs, needed for Camp Encore-Coda in light trucking and more. Call 595Sweden. Late June through mid 8321. 6t24x August. 15-20 hours per week, mornings. For more information CAMPS/HOME REPAIRS — please contact James Saltman at $10. Per hour. I do it all. Save some 617-325-1541 or jamie@encore- money. Lots of experience. Call 3t23 coda.com tf14 376-5480. HOUSE CLEANER WANTED CHUCK’S MAINTENANCE — Private home once a week 3+ — If you want anything cleaned hours year-round. Bridgton, Kan- up or hauled off, my trailer is 4t21x sas Rd. 207-591-4333. 2t24x 6’x10’. Call 743-9889. DRIVERS — CDL-A 1 yr. exp. ODD JOBS — By the hour, day, Earn $1,250+ per week, great week or job. Also power washing. weekend hometime, excellent Free estimates. Call 627-4649. 2t24x benefits & bonuses, 100% no touch/70% D&H. 888-406-9046. NATURALLY NICE — Land 2t23x scaping Lawns mowed, rototilling HELP WANTED — Anticipated gardens, spring cleanups. Free esand current employment oppor- timates. Call Tony at 647-2458 or 4t23x tunities Maine School Adminis- 595-5485. trative District 72, Fryeburg, Me. EXCAVATING — Have hoe, will Posted on our website: www. travel. Snowplowing, removal and msad72.org tf5 sanding. Site work, foundations POOL CLEANER — Someone dug, back filling, septic systems, to vacuum and add chemicals to sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad small outdoor pool weekly or bi- Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3 weekly. Call 617-388-0419. 2t24x FOR SALE SUMMER TOUR GUIDE — or intern at Narramissic, 4-5 afternoons per week. Greet visitors, conduct tours, light housekeeping, etc. Bridgton Historical Society, P.O. Box 44 Bridgton 04009. info@bridgtonhistory.org. Volunteers needed too! 1t24

SEASONAL JOB — Canoe rental company. Ideal for students and people with winter employment. Must be 18 or older with clean driving record. Bonus package offered. Saco River Canoe & Kayak, 1009 Main St., Fryeburg, Maine, 935-2369. info@sacorivercanoe. tf17 com

SENTRY SAFE — Fireproof. Brand new, never used at all. $75. Owner’s manual included. Call 803-8158, leave message. 2t23

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AIR CONDITIONER — Kenmore. Great for cooling a bedroom. $25. Electrolux cordless electric broom, used very little, $25. Call 693-5186. 2t24

KAYAK — Carolina Perception 13.5 with rudder. Excellent condition. Very stable and maneuverable. Two dry hatches for gear. Perfect for an hour or for a day tour. Padded Seat, adjustable back. Includes paddle, spray skirt, cover. $500 cash. 647-2117. 3t24 $5 FOR TATTERED — U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46

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

FOR SALE — two 10-ft. kayaks LOAM AND FIREWOOD — $150 each. One paddle boat $150. Please call Ron between 5 and 8 207-655-5834 1t24x p.m. 595-8359. 26t18x GOT WOOD — Ready to burn October 2016. $250 a cord. Cut, split and delivered locally. Call 647-8146. tf21

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FOOD SERVICE — helpers and dishwashers needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden. Full time. Mid June through mid August. ATTENTION Contact Ellen Donohue-Saltman Classified line ads are now posted at 617-325-1541 or ellen@encoreon our website at NO EXTRA coda.com tf14 CHARGE! www.bridgton.com WAIT STAFF — full-time, yearHELP WANTED round wait staff wanted for Punkin DISHWASHERS — please apply Valley Restaurant. Apply in perin person Black Horse Tavern. son, Route 302, West Bridgton. tf6 3t24

MUST BE 18 OR OLDER, WITH CLEAN DRIVING RECORD. BONUS PACKAGE OFFERED.

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MANAGER

Ledgewood Manor Healthcare HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY POSITION

The UMBRELLA FACTORY SUPERMARKET

— A 60-Bed Nursing Home — Rte. 115, Windham, ME 04062

We currently have Part-time openings. The hours are 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m. Must be able to work weekends.

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Help Wanted

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RideSource Inc.

PO Box 730 • Norway, ME 04268 • (207) 743-RIDE(7433)

70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 Phone 207-935-3351 Fax 207-256-8303

is currently seeking two part-time, seasonal, sales associates for our Raymond Store.

Must be 18 or older. All positions part-time. Apply in person at The Umbrella Factory.

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RideSource Inc. is seeking full-time and part-time drivers in the Bridgton/Fryeburg area for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. Qualified applicants will have a clean driving record for a minimum of the last 5 years, no criminal history, and the ability to pass a drug screening test. Defensive Driving and Basic First Aid certification a plus. Training and refresher courses provided at no cost. Wages from $9 to $11 per hour on average. Drivers operate company-owned sedans and mini-vans equipped with GPS and Cellular devices. Current Volunteer Drivers seeking additional income are encouraged to apply! *Must be available to work nights and weekends with pay differential. Send Resume to:

Mexicali Blues

Now taking applications for employment.

NAPLES SHOPPING CENTER Route 302, Naples, ME 207-693-3988

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To The Editor: On May 24, we had an amazing Memorial Service for my husband, Cole Plummer, retired fire chief of Casco Fire and Rescue Department. Many thanks are to be given to Rick Shepard for planning the event, to Jon Morrison for bagpiping the processional and recessional, very impressive, to Rev. Joanne Painter for doing Cole’s eulogy, speakers Tom Mulkern, Scott Avery, and Chaplin Chuck Ihloff of CFR. A special thank you to current Chief Jason Moen, Cumberland County

Dispatch, for performing the Last Alarm, and Tyler Avery for his outstanding rendition of Taps, wonderful job. Thank you to the speakers, our daughter Gretchen, our son Greg, Cole’s brother Cary and our good friend Ralph Maines for their kind words and humor in remembrance of Cole. Thank you to the members of CFR and the LRVC Fire Science students in attendance. Also thank you to our mutual aid departments that gave us coverage so that this service could be possible. Last but not least, thank you to our friends Gerrie Thorpe and Clelie Welch, Jackie Cole and Pat Maines for their contribution and efforts for the reception. In the end, thank you doesn’t seem enough to say for what you all did for our family. I sincerely hope I haven’t overlooked anyone, my apologies if I have. Sharon Plummer and Family Casco

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Republican candidates saved energy and campaign funds by not entering or dropping out of the race seems to be a very clever strategy. The “fly in the ointment” could be the possibility that Bernie Sanders supporters may see the wisdom of throwing their support to Hillary Clinton, because it would matter much more that any Democrat became president regardless of which LETTERS, Page 6D

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According to statistics recently released by the Secretary of the Senate, State Senator Jim Hamper (R-Oxford) did not miss a single vote during the two years of the 127th Maine State Legislature. “Every issue that we deal with in the Senate affects all Mainers in some way. I take my duty to serve as my constituents’ voice on these issues very seriously, and that is why I make every effort to be in my seat to vote on legislation,” said Senator Hamper.  Over the course of the two years of the legislative term, lawmakers dealt with nearly 2,000 pieces of legislation. Of the bills that came before the Legislature, 622 were enacted as law. In 2016, lawmakers dealt with matters as varied as education funding, tax policy, Maine’s drug crisis, welfare reform, and energy policy. During the 127th Maine Legislature Senator Hamper served as chairman of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, overseeing the crafting of Maine’s biennial budget. Senator Hamper represents the people of Senate District 19, which is made up of thirteen communities in Cumberland and Oxford Counties.


Obituaries

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Arthur W. Mowatt

Gloria B. Cote

Rev. Norman Rust

Arthur Wesley “Junior” Mowatt, 93, of North Bridgton passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his home supported by his loving family. Junior was born in North Bridgton on March 11, 1923, the son of Arthur W. Mowatt, Sr. and Gladys (Allen) Mowatt. He attended local North Bridgton schools and was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946. On Dec. 29 1943, Junior married Lorna Durgin and together they raised three children. Throughout their 73-1/2-years of marriage, they welcomed a large extended family and neighborhood of children and friends into their home. He started his work life with his father cutting timber with a two-man crosscut saw. The two were well known in the lumbering community for the amount accomplished in a day. He continued in lumbering in many different capacities until 1951 when he started working with Arthur Sr. at Camp Takajo in Naples and then assumed the caretaker position when his father retired. Many of the campers and especially the counselors knew “Junie” and who was keeping their summer home repaired and looking good. He impacted many of the thousands of campers through his example of dedication, workmanship and strength during his 40 years until retirement in 1993. Junior had many interests and hobbies through his work life and on into retirement. He was selfless in helping neighbors, friends and family with any projects requiring his varied talents. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, snowmobiling and woodworking, which he produced the best Adirondack chairs in the area. Junior was a member of the Ronald St. John VFW Post in Harrison, the American Legion, a founding member of the North Bridgton Fire Department, a member of many snowmobile clubs and the Church of Christ in Conway, N.H. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Hartley, Donald, Gordon, Cecil and Stanley; and his sisters, Marilyn and Muriel. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 73 years, Lorna; his brother, Ted of Limington; daughters, Sandra Smith of North Bridgton and Trudy Winslow of North Bridgton; son, Arthur III of North Bridgton; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews, who adored Uncle Junior and he teased and advised them in return. All have fond memories of time spent with Junior through the years. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Chandler Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Bridgton Alliance Church. Interment with military honors will be at the North Bridgton cemetery immediately following the church service. Following the committal, the family will host a reception at the Harrison VFW. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be considered to the Conway Church of Christ, 348 E. Main St., Conway, NH 03818. Remembrances may be shared with Junior’s family at www. chandlerfunerals.com

CASCO — Gloria B. Cote, 89, formerly of Westbrook, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, June 13, 2016, at her home in Casco at Country Village. She was born and raised in Westbrook, the daughter of Eugene and Rose (Tanguay) Boucher. Gloria worked in the office at Sebago Moc for several years. She was a communicant of St. Hyacinth Church throughout her lifetime and was very involved with church activities. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Gloria enjoyed doing arts and crafts, and decorating, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gloria was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Arthur J. Cote, in 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lamb of Salem, N.H.; sons, Ronnie Cote and Jim Cote, both of Westbrook; her sisters Cora Harris and Germaine McAtee, both of Westbrook; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, June 20, at St. Hyacinth Church (St. Anthony’s Parish) followed by interment in St. Hyacinth Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at blaisandhayfuneralhome.com

STANDISH — Rev. Norman Rust, 77, of Standish, passed away on June 11, 2016, surrounded by his family, after suffering a cardiac arrest. The son of Warren and Sarah (Burpee) Rust, he grew up on the Rust Farm in Gorham, before attending the University of Southern Maine, followed by Bangor Theological Seminary. Norman served many of Maine’s communities, including Waterford, in his 52 years as a minister for the U.C.C. and the Congregational Christian Council of Maine. Norman would think nothing of driving 200 miles to conduct services at three different parishes in a single day. He was devoted to helping people, regardless of their circumstances or origins and he had a laugh that could light up a room. He was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Oxford Chapter 168, and Chaplain Emeritus of the Grand Lodge of Maine. He was a loving husband of 52 years to his wife Betty, and proud father to his children, Brian and Barbara. He adored his three grandchildren and his two great-grandchildren. Norman is survived by his beloved wife Betty; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Rust; sister, Nancy Adams; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the West Gorham Union Church, 190 Ossipee Trail (Route 25) Gorham. A luncheon will follow. Please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com to view Norm’s online tribute and to sign his guestbook. Donations in Norm’s memory may be made to: The West Gorham Union Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 854, Gorham, ME 04038.

Richard E. Jensen NAPLES — Richard E. Jensen, 88, died on June 11, 2016, at his home in Naples, surrounded by his family. He was born in South Portland, on Sept. 14, 1927, the son of Julius and Estrid Jensen. Richard grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School in 1945. On April 2, 1955, Richard married Beverly Smith, and together they raised their five children. For a career, Richard did a little bit of everything, working for Oakhurst Dairy, Aubuchon Hardware, the Brunswick Naval Air Base, and the Reece Corp. Richard was also a volunteer firefighter for many years in East Windham, and was a member of the Lions Club of Naples, Casco and Raymond. Richard loved to travel, going to places like his time share in North Conway, to Boothbay to see the tall ships, or one of his spontaneous trips he took with Beverly for a few days — he enjoyed it all. He also enjoyed candlepin bowling, spending time with his siblings on Raymond Pond, and going out for a good meal. Richard is survived by his two sons, Richard Graves and his partner Ethyl Potvin of Mechanic Falls, and Dana Jensen and wife Linda of Windham; three daughters, Karen Thompson and husband John of Naples, Lori Jensen of Bridgton, and Lynne Jordan of Casco; 13 grandchildren, Tyler and Tracy Graves, David, Christian, April, and Garth Thompson, Michael and Samantha Jensen, Nadine Glass, Sara Jensen, Jason and Nathan Jordan, and Jordan Perry; 14 great-grandchildren, Chase and Brandon Graves, Amelia Poulin, Dominic Rodrigue, Gabriel Glass, Nicholas and Jack Thompson, Nathaniel, Anthony, and Tiffany Nadeau, Taale Thompson, and Madison, Mason, and Colby Jordan; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Jensen of Fla.; sister, Shirley Irene Bragg of Westbrook; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Beverly; brothers, Earl, Elmer, Walter and Edward Jensen; and sisters, Edna Morrisey, Louise Kennedy and Shirley Bragg. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A period of visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery, Rte. 202, Windham. To express condolences and to participate in Richard’s online tribute, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com Memorial donations in Richard’s honor may be made to Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice, 14 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

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(Continued from Page 5D) party obtains a majority on Capital Hill, since veto power is almost equally as effective as willing support for finally approved changes to federal laws.  I wouldn’t put it past the very sly established Republicans to maneuver putting in an alternate even at the final hour because The Donald continues to behave in more and more bizarre and self-defeating ways. He must be well-aware that even if he is elected, the possibility of impeachment due to his definitely un-American behavior and mostly irrational statements and questionable business practices could leave a decision about who would replace him in the hands of the elected majority party on the hill. I will be very interested in who is selected to be the Republican Party vice presidential candidate. Vice presidents get to step in to complete the terms of presidents who are either

impeached or cannot serve out their term for any other reason. Our country took a drastically different direction with the assassination of JFK. Here’s my take on The Donald’s increasingly illogical behavior. I think he’s scared to death that he actually might win. A fellow with his reputation for bravado and egotistical control issues wouldn’t simply admit that he’d rather not take on the job. So, one way to solve his dilemma would be for people to change their minds about supporting his candidacy in large numbers in advance of the election or he might face eventual impeachment proceedings (“You’re fired” are words he is quite familiar with). He could eventually resign in order for the vice president to step up. Should we start placing bets on possible suitable vice presidential candidates? Remember G.W. Bush’s V.P., Dick? G.W. was a likable fellow with a sense of humor and adequate public relation skills. Let’s face it, he was less adroit dealing with complicated political

Celebration of Life Mary Lou Burdick of Norway, Maine, passed away May 12, 2016. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 20th at 1 p.m., at the 1st Universalist Church, 479 Main St., Norway, to celebrate her life. 1T24X

Ruth C. Boule Ruth C. Boule, 89, of Bridgton, passed away in Sebago at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, David and Pam Boule, with them at her side after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., on June 25, 1926, a daughter of Celina M. (Gobeil) and Leroy N. Adshead. Ruth worked for many years for several jewelry manufacturers in the North Attleboro, Mass. area. She also worked in concession food service at Norwood Arena Speedway in Norwood, Mass., and Boston College. She loved being with her family, parties, cookouts and going out to eat. She also loved auto racing and was the Vice President of the Dick Inman Fan Club of the #43 Street Stock Division in the 1960s and 70s. Ruth was also an accomplished doll artisan and made beautiful porcelain dolls, including bride dolls. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leo A. Boule Jr.; a daughter, Annette Smith; siblings, Mitchell LaLiberte, Charles “Chick” LaLiberte and Jeanette West; sister-inlaw, Rita LaLiberte; and brother-in-law, Roland Lizotte. Surviving are two sons, David Boule and wife Pam of Sebago, and Paul Boule and wife Nancy of Bridgton; siblings, Joseph LaLiberte of Winterville, N.C., and Rosalind Lizotte of North Attleboro, Mass.; two grandchildren, Michael Boule and Paula Blais; great-grandchildren: Raymond Blais, Andrew Blais, Samantha Blais, Melissa Blais, Rhys Howard, Chase Howard, Jacob Bricault; and several nieces and nephews. Also her dear friend, Grace Knight of Bridgton. The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice in Lewiston for their wonderful care, especially Kelly, Allyson, Wendy and Angela. Ruth’s graveside service will be private in Mass. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfuneralhome.com

issues at home or abroad and Dick’s influence must have made the Republicans on Capitol Hill less anxious to say the least. I remember asking myself many times during those eight dramatic years just exactly “Who’s the boss?” In 2016, I find myself for the first time not really wanting to know the answer to that question. I’ll pray that it will become a “the lesser of two evils” outcome in November. I will vote. I value the privilege. Cindy Alden West Fryeburg

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To The Editor: I am writing regarding many different changes occurring or being proposed for our town. It has been with great interest that I have been following the proposal for improvements to the town, including the recent Depot Street renovations, two rotaries being proposed, and the upcoming vote regarding an updated sewer ordinance, as well as the local school district dilemma regarding overcrowding in our schools and the recent request for support from our local food pantry volunteers. My concern is that we are being asked to support improvements to the town that would likely bring in new business, which is of course a benefit. However, we are being asked to support those items while the schools and social assistance programs are not receiving our support. That a proposal to spend money to make rotaries a “gateway” to Bridgton when there are local families who can’t afford to adequately feed their families, is, in a word, ludicrous. To vote for an updated sewer ordinance, which would help downtown businesses would not affect most voters taxes, according to Bob Peabody (The Bridgton News, June 3, 2016.) Of course, the letter from the town regarding my “routine property evaluation” showing my tax increase is sitting on my coffee table next to that edition of the paper. We were asked as a town to support the alleviation of the dangerous overcrowding of Songo Locks Elementary, and we failed miserably as a town to support Naples and Casco, when they supported us at the time Stevens Brook Elementary was

built and has added enormous value to our town. Much more value, I might add, than the underwhelming improvements of Depot Street, and impacting more local residents. I recently asked local friends what it is they would like to see in Bridgton. I was asking because I was toying with the idea of a business Bridgton might welcome. The overwhelming majority wanted to see more programs for children, teenagers, the elderly, and a community center that was able to offer more services for the people of the town than what the old armory can physically provide. Not one person said we needed a new store. I am by no means saying proposed improvements should not be supported. However, I would like to ask the reader to consider what it says about our town when we spend money on downtown improvements, while so many social issues not quite as visible to the casual observer are falling by the wayside. The most beautiful tree will fall in the breeze if its roots are not strong. Kathryn Rose Bridgton

To love better

To The Editor: I just returned from spending three days at the Mary Joseph Spiritual Retreat Center in Biddeford with the intention of learning to “love” better than I do and becoming better at being authentic and truthful in the face of some powerful forces within the world who seem to believe their own salvation is predicated on stereotyping, murdering, hating, dehumanizing and demonizing others. Now, there are those around me who tell me they haven’t the slightest difficulty with the concept of love and/or telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Some proclaim God, himself, spoke directly to them and gave them all the direction they needed before birth, when they lived on another planet, at Baptism, when they found their true soul mate, lost 40 pounds, gave up gluten, smoking or made their first million. In fact, we have a particular presidential nominee, who shall remain nameless, who is convinced that he is highly successful, he tells us, regarding his capacity to LETTERS, Page 7D


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Meet with me to create rural Maine jobs

Last week, the executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine was outraged about a letter I wrote to their donors. But instead of responding directly to me, she decided to grandstand. I sent a letter to Lisa Pohlmann, who is the face of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and a couple hundred of its donors. I explained that while everyone supports a healthy environment, NRCM is doing it at the expense of good-paying jobs for rural Mainers who are desperate for employment. The job-crushing, anti-business policies of NRCM are preventing Mainers in rural towns across our state from getting the kind of jobs they need to raise themselves out of poverty. Maine has traditionally balanced the stewardship of our environment, while also ensuring that our people have economic opportunity. This balance is vital to providing opportunities for prosperity to rural Mainers. If we support economic development at the expense of the environment, we will have a natural disaster. If we sup-

port the environment over economic development, we will continue to have severe poverty. All Mainers are concerned about the environment, and we all agree we must conserve it. Having worked in the forest industry for decades, I understand and appreciate the need for sustainability and a clean, healthy environment. I doubt Lisa Pohlmann knows how I feel about the environment — and I’m sure she has no idea how long I worked in the forest industry. But she railed at her press conference last week that I am the most anti-environmental governor of the past 40 years. As I have stated repeatedly, I am not against the environment. Maine’s scenic beauty, including our pristine lakes, rivers, forest and ocean, is the best in the nation. However, we cannot keep saying “no” to any economic activity that would allow rural Mainers to prosper. We cannot let them wallow in poverty with no way out. So I have written another letter to Ms. Pohlmann. I invited her to meet with me to discuss how we can work together to conserve our environment while allowing the economic

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development that will create good jobs for Mainers. I’m not talking about short-term jobs for workers to install a couple of solar panels on your neighbor’s roof at our expense. I’m talking about long-term, good-paying career jobs for Mainers that will lift them and their families out of poverty. If the Natural Resources Council of Maine really wants to help the Maine people, Ms. Pohlmann should let us know what kind of permanent career jobs her organization will find acceptable in rural Maine.

Protecting our infrastructure from cyber-attacks Here in the United States, we are lucky to live in one of the most technologically-advanced countries in the world. And while this provides an unprecedented level of access to information, it also makes us one of the most technologicallyvulnerable countries in the world and exposes us to possible cyber-attacks. In fact, at this very moment, there are hackers across the globe working to find weaknesses in the digital systems that help run critical infrastructure like the electric grid that we rely on to power our daily lives. A successful cyber-attack on the grid or other American infrastructure could have catastrophic consequences for our country. That’s why we need to take proactive steps to safeguard against these threats. From my position on the Senate Intelligence Committee, I’ve heard testimony from top security officials outlining how critical infrastructure like the energy grid are desirable targets for bad actors like hackers, terror groups, or foreign countries hoping to attack the Unites States. These same officials have also warned that, without action, we remain vulnerable to cyber-attacks that could result in terrible damage to our public health and safety, economic security, and national security. To see the potential dangers of this type of cyber-attack, look no further than an incident in December of 2015 that left more than 225,000 Ukrainians in darkness. That sophisticated cyber-attack was coordinated to target the industrial control systems within Ukraine’s power grid, which act as the intermediary between the grid’s computers and the switches that actually distribute electricity. Ironically, the hackers behind the attack in Ukraine might have caused even more damage if not for the fact that the Ukrainians still used older, manual technology to operate their grid. So believe it or not, the future of securing our grid could actually be found in the past. In order to build on this approach of using “retro” technology to shore up our energy grid cyber-defenses and protect

From Washington by Angus King United States Senator us from potential attacks, I introduced a bipartisan bill this week that would examine possible solutions that replace key automated devices that are vulnerable to cyber-attacks with analog and human-operated systems. This bill, the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act of 2016, seeks to thwart even the most determined and sophisticated cyber-adversaries. By adding these safeguards, we could make it much more difficult for hackers to attack the grid remotely. A bipartisan group of Senators have joined me on this legislation, including Senators Susan Collins, Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). Each of these Senators serve with me on the Intelligence Committee, and they know just how pressing this issue is for the safety and security of our country. By aiming to reengineer the so-called “last-mile” of the energy grid, our bill would enlist the assistance of top national security experts and the energy industry to study ways to isolate its most important systems, add manual safeguards, and help defend our energy infrastructure from a devastating blow that could cut off electricity to millions of people across the United States. In the digital age, cyber-space is a new battlefront and we need to be prepared for the day that our adversaries will try to use our technological advances against us. As demonstrated recently in Ukraine, that day could be tomorrow. We must meet that threat head on — and do so without delay.

NICE VIEW — Pam Stark of Moose Pond Drive in Bridgton photographed this rainbow on Tuesday, June 7 at the Route 302 and Knights Hill intersection.

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(Continued from Page 6D) “love” and “tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” His problem, he says, is that there are those who do not share his high opinion of himself. Well, I can only hope that hour-by-hour and dayby-day, I’m learning to love better and gain a better grasp of what that means hour-by-hour and day-byday. I think this process speeded up these last few days. My gratitude goes to the welcoming sisters at the Mary Joseph Spiritual Retreat and to the person that gifted me with the possibility of spending time there to refurbish my flag-

ging spirit. Gratefulness extends as well to a sculptor who lost an eye, a portrait and landscape artist who lost his wife, and a one-time businessman who became a folk singer and storyteller and now, at the age of 70 was learning to paint from the man who lost his eye, and the other man who lost his wife. It was he who told me a story about a young man named Jungen, who lost his arm to a shark and then lost his family to whom he was no longer useful, only to learn to be a karate master because he listened, learned, practiced, prayed and never gave up figuring out how to adjust his balance with what he had and what he did not have. I, also learned a great deal LETTERS, Page 8D


Out on the trail

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The Roost: An easy hike in Evans Notch Now that Evans Notch is open for travel for the summer, I’d like to recommend an easy hike there. The Roost is a small peak, only 1,374 feet in elevation, but after a short half-mile, sometimes steep climb, hikers emerge on a ledge facing southwest. There is no view from this ledge but a Forest Service sign “Scenic View” and arrow directs the hiker to a more exposed ledge only 0.1 miles down the mountain to the west. From this second ledge there are expansive views of the western mountains of the Wild River Wilderness — well worth the side trip. You can quit your hike here and climb back down to the trailhead, but I recommend continuing on the trail and making it a loop hike. From the first ledge the trail descends at a moderate pace through the forest, enters a magical grove of mature hemlocks through which a delightful brook babbles, and then continues on to the southern trailhead following an old woods road/logging railroad grade. The trail emerges on ME-113 at a bridge over Evans Brook just south of the United States Forest Service (USFS) Hastings campground. If you have spotted a car here, this trail is 1.2-miles long. If not, there is another 0.9 miles of easy walking along ME-113 back to the northern trailhead. This short hike, especially if done on a warm summer day, offers a special delight at the end of the trail. Evans Brook and the Wild River run at the foot of The Roost and through Evans Notch and there is a wonderful deep swimming pool where Evans Brook flows

into the Wild River. There is parking at the old Hastings town site on the west side of ME-113 and a convenient footbridge across the Wild River providing easy access to the sandy beach and the swimming hole. The once bustling sawmill town of Hastings used to be located at this confluence of the Wild River and Evans Brook. In 1851, timber developers began buying up the forest acreage along the Wild River and harvesting the timber there, making extensive use of dams on the river, haul roads and eventually logging railroads. One of the early developers was Major Gideon Hastings, a Civil War veteran who built a farm and helped develop the timber business on the Wild River. In June 1891, Samuel D. Hobson of Island Pond, Vt. and his partners formed the Wild River Lumber Company to carry on the business of cutting, manufacturing, selling and dealing in lumber, timber, and other products of the forest in the area. On this land at the confluence of the Wild River and Evans Brook, Hobson erected the sawmill village of Hastings. At its peak, 300 workers and their families lived here. The village included a sawmill, mills to distill birch and maple into alcohol, a school, huge horse barn, blacksmith shop, an engine house, a post office, ten cottages for workers, and the Wild River Railroad with 20 miles of tracks stretching up the draws and slopes of the forest. There was a steam-operated generator at the sawmill that provided electric lights to many

Senior Rambles Hiking Trips & Tips by Allen Crabtree buildings in the community. In addition to the village, there were at least six logging camps scattered throughout the Wild River valley housing another 700 woodsmen. By 1898, the supply of old-growth timber in the Wild River valley was nearly depleted. Hobson and his associates sold their entire holdings (including Hastings village) to Daniel Emery of Portland, Maine, who formed the Hastings Lumber Company. Logging and milling continued until a devastating fire swept through the Wild River valley in the spring of 1903 in the slash and tops left after the destructive clear cutting that had been practiced by the tim-

ber harvesters. By the fall of 1904, the Hastings Lumber Company discontinued operations. The Hastings family bought the operation and continued to operate the sawmill sporadically until about 1910, and the alcohol mill a bit longer. The land was sold to the federal government and incorporated into the White Mountains National Forest in 1912, and the Town of Hastings was abandoned around 1918 when any buildings valuable enough for salvage were dismantled and hauled away.  All traces of the town are gone now; the forest has overgrown the clearings, where mill, buildings and railroad

lines used to be. There is a plaque noting the spot where the town was, and hikers can find rusting pieces of iron from the railroads and mills scattered up and down Evans Brook — hikers are cautioned however not to remove any “souvenirs” from the area as this is a violation of federal rules. I urge hikers to take advantage of the short summer season when ME-113 is open (it is closed from mid-November till the snow is gone sometime in April or May each year), and combine the easy hike to the Roost with a refreshing dip in the Wild River. It will be a memorable outing! The Roost in Oxford County, Batchelder’s Grant Township, ME Difficulty – Easy Trail distance – 1.2 miles (plus 0.9 miles on the road if done as a loop) Hiking time – 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes for the complete loop Elevation – 1,374 feet

Vertical gain – 560 feet Coordinates – 44° 21’ 31’’ N 70° 59’ 05’’ W Topographic Map – USGS Speckled Mountain 7.5-minute quad Directions to the Roost trailheads: From US 302, take Maine 113 North into Evans Notch. There are two trailheads that allow the Roost to be hiked as a loop trail. The north trailhead is 0.1 mile north of the bridge over Evans Brook on Route 113 and 0.2 miles north of the junction of Route 113 and Wild River Road at the site of the old logging Town of Hastings. There is limited room for parking alongside the road. The south trailhead is about 0.9 miles from the north trailhead, just past FR8 (the road to the Wheeler Brook Trail) and just before another bridge over Evans Brook. There is a small area for parking on the west side of the road just north of the bridge. ME113 is not maintained year-round through all of Evans Notch.

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