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Recount, same result: Dumont elected to BOS HARRISON — When incumbent selectman Achille Belanger lost his seat in Harrison by just three votes, he figured a recount should be called. A recount Tuesday failed to change the outcome. Henry Dumont actually widened his victory by one over Belanger for a three-year term on the Harrison Board of Selectmen. The recount had 215 votes cast for Dumont, while Belanger received 211, according to Town Clerk Melissa St. John. “Both candidates shook hands and Achille

HOW SWEET IT IS — Lake Region senior captains (left to right) Lindsey Keenan, Olivia Deschenes and Lauren Jakobs kiss the Class C state championship trophy after the Lakers downed St. Dom’s 19-9 last Friday night at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Full coverage and photos of the school’s first lacrosse championship on Pages 1C-3C. (Photo courtesy of Dena Dunn)

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer A seven to eight-mile hike, a refreshing dip in Emerald Pool and sleeping in tents under a star-light sky have brought incoming Lake Region High School senior classes together over the past several years. It is a bonding experience that many list as one of their favorite senior year memories, while also setting a “tone” for the upcoming school season, says Class Advisor Amy Mayo. School Board director Stan Buchanan of Casco, however, raised the question of whether SAD 61 should reconsider swimrelated outings following the tragic death of a 13-year-old Lewiston boy, who drowned at Range Pond State Park in Poland during a class trip. Rayan Issa, a seventh grader at Lewiston Middle School, was playing football in a buoyed section of Range Pond when he

Changing of the guard

went under the water and never resurfaced. It was the first swim-related death at a Maine state park in 35 years. The tragedy resulted in several schools canceling end-of-the-school year swim trips, and lead school officials across the state to look at their policies. “We have to talk about these things,” said Buchanan in wake of phone calls he has received. Senior Awareness is slated for Sept. 9-10, leaving Sunday morning and returning Monday afternoon. It includes a hike at North Baldface Mountain in Conway, N.H. and a stay-over at Cold River Basin Campground. “Senior Awareness is an opportunity to bring the class together for a shared experience (hiking and camping) that challenges them physically and mentally and gives them the chance to work together SWIM TRIPS, Page 3A

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Before Bridgton residents tackled a 34-article warrant at last week’s annual town meeting, Bob McHatton was presented a plaque for his decades of service as a town selectman. He had a few closing words. He thanked all those who voted for him over the years and in the recent election, in which he fell short in a bid for another term. Then, McHatton added, “My wife thanks anyone who didn’t vote for me. My honey-do list is now growing.” While town meeting 2018 was somewhat quiet in terms of debate and reaction, it did represent a changing of the guard. Along with McHatton’s exit (as well as board chairman Greg Watkins declining to seek re-election, to be able to spend more time with his young family, including fishing with his son), long-time

approximately 11½ acres” off State Park Road and abutting undeveloped land already owned by the town. Both properties are undeveloped and virtually undevelopable because of the terrain. Additionally, the purpose of buying the property is to preserve land in areas

identified by residents who participated in the town’s comprehensive plan. The first vote on the first of the two warrant Articles — the State Park property — ended in a tie, 26–26. When the second vote took place, a few more people GREENSPACE, Page 7A

SAD 61 calls for diligence regarding school swim trips

congratulated Henry,” St. John reported. In other business at Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting: • The town is gathering requests for proposals for work on Maple Ridge from Haskell Hill to Carsley Road and from Carsley Road about 3,500 feet toward Edes Falls. The town is also looking at the Zakelo Road extension. • The Otisfield ATV Club requested permission to ride on Ryefield Bridge Road and Plains Road to get to the pipeline. Selectmen decided to hold a workshop to determine the HARRISON, Page 2A

meeting moderator Steve Collins turned the gavel over to Marita Wiser. With Collins acting as deputy moderator, Wiser did consult him a few times regarding proper procedure. Residents later complimented Wiser on running a smooth meeting in her debut. As for some noted comments: • Chairman Watkins thanks Bob McHatton for his “perspective and opinions” that were not always popular with some, but were ones that could be relied upon and considered. McHatton brought

lots of experience to the board, which was “immeasurable” and his efforts were “inspiring.” • Town Manager Bob Peabody felt the year was challenging, but “the town moved forward considerably” thanks to the efforts of town employees — the “face of the town.” “We are fortunate to have a great town staff,” he added. As for town business: • Regarding Article 9 and $500,000 for paving, Carol Ayer asked if the town had BRIDGTON, Page 2A

Town rejects adding greenspace

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — A majority of residents at the Casco Annual Town Meeting decided not to spend tax dollars on parcels of greenspace in two areas of town. However, that majority was almost as small as protozoa.

The ‘majority’ was made up of two more votes than the group voting in favor of the conservation land purchase. Proposed Warrant Article 26 was the purchase of 14½ acres located on the Heath. The other, Warrant Article 27, proposed buying several pieces of property “comprising

Casco holds the line on taxes

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Like the people in the neighboring Town of Naples, the residents were

presented at annual town meeting with a budget that would not raise the mil rate. Actually, the budget was altered from what

RETIREMENT ON HORIZON — Although cake was shared with residents at the annual town meeting, Casco Town Manager Dave Morton won’t be retiring until 2019. On June 13, Morton publicly announced his upcoming retirement after 40 years with the Town of Casco. (De Busk Photo)

had been proposed by the Casco Finance Committee. Residents reduced the budget by $80,000 when they voted against the line item, land/easement acquisitions, which had been in Capital Improvements, warrant article 12. The voting residents passed a $3.4 million municipal budget at the Casco Town Meeting last Wednesday. The tax rate is likely to stay the same, according to Casco Town Manager Dave Morton. While reviewing the budgetary items at town meeting, residents spent time discussing the Highways account and the Capital Improvement account, the latter which included $80,000 for purchasing open space parcels. The warrant articles that involved purchasing the land, and the adopting of a zoning map ended up being discussed more than the budget. More people spoke about those warrant articles. Here is what residents verbalized or asked while budgetary warrant articles were on the floor. The total Highways fund is $810,485, only a 2% increase from last year. An even $120,000 is being allocated for paving, while $225,000 is earmarked for maintenance and construction. The plowing and win-

tertime maintenance of roads get the lion’s share of the highway budget — $462,885. Every year, the need to improve roads is a topic that gets brought up at town meeting. Phil Shane asked about improving Mayberry Hill Road, a road leading into the Village and one that hasn’t been upgraded for a long time. “It is terrible. I don’t know why you don’t spend money on it instead of other stuff,” Shane said. Town Manager Morton spoke. “Phil, you bring up a great point. Everyone in Casco thinks their road is the worst,” he said. “Mayberry Hill is on the paving list this year. We are looking at prices,” Morton said. (Less than a week after town meeting, the Casco Board of Selectmen approved the paving of Mayberry Hill Road, New Road and Watkins Glen, and .2 miles of Hillside Avenue.) During town meeting, Shane asked how much the Town of Casco spends on engineering fees. “We could do better if we negotiated with a local contractor. But, being a municipality, we like to bid those things out,” Morton said. CASCO, Page 2A

MAKING A POINT ON FATHER’S DAY — Jesse Stevens of Sweden and a small group of people protested the federal government’s immigration policy on Father’s Day.

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As a father, Jesse Stevens felt he had to speak up. And, what better time than on Father’s Day? For three hours, Stevens and a small group stood in Pondicherry Square in Bridgton and protested the federal government’s policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border and Homeland Security’s “zero tolerance” policy. “The heartbreaking news of parents and their kids being ripped apart at the U.S./ Mexico border, and children as young as toddlers being locked away from their guardians was shocking to me,”

said Stevens, a resident of Sweden. “As a father myself, I felt no choice but to speak out against this practice on Father’s Day and give a voice to those families who are being so brutally affected by the Trump administration’s new policy.” Stevens feels holding children hostage in order to gain some political advantage or to deter those seeking asylum is “calculatingly cruel and inhumane.” “We are a nation of immigrants, and this goes against everything our country stands for,” he said.  Reaction to the protest was mixed. PROTEST, Page 2A

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YEARS OF SERVICE APPRECIATED — Chairman Greg Watkins (left) and Selectman Bear Zaidman (right) applaud Bob McHatton, who was recognized for his years of service to the Town of Bridgton at last week’s annual town meeting. (Rivet Photos)

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(Continued from Page 1A) plans to resurface South High Street, which she feels is “falling apart.” Public Works Director Jim Kidder pointed out that South High is a state road. Peabody noted that town officials and a Maine Department of Transportation rep recently took a ride along that stretch with the hopes South High will be targeted for improvements. Ann Morrisseau asked for

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an update on the Lower Main Street project, since $195,000 was budgeted. Peabody said the area has been resurveyed and engineers are close to delivering final plans for selectmen/public review. Jim Cossey questioned if the time is right to rename that stretch of roadway, discarding “Lower.” Watkins said that matter could be taken up by the new board of selectmen. As he did a year ago, Cossey asked selectmen to inform the public regarding when road improvements are to be made. • To speed up the meeting, Cossey suggested to move Articles 21-27 as a block. The motion was amended to 21-25. All were approved. • Voters also approved Article 28 detailing how town-owned property is to be sold; which was put into motion by a citizens’ petition. The actual petition, Article 29, was rejected (which petitioners and selectmen urged a ‘no’ vote) since it would

prevent the town from continuing a practice of working with property owners — delinquent on paying taxes — to regain ownership. • There was no discussion of Articles 30-34, resulting in the meeting being adjourned at 8:08 p.m. The meeting started at 7 p.m. at the old Town Hall on North High Street.

(Continued from Page 1A) He talked about the value of paying a civil engineer. Hiring an engineer means having a person who will make recommendations, draft the referral for proposals (RFP) paperwork, and follow through with the contractor by overseeing work done on roads, he said. “In total, we are spending something between $15,000 and $20,000 a year on engineering and that includes bringing engineers back to check on road construction,” Morton said. An important piece of information was shared at town meeting — the town has already adopted the 2015 Road Standards, meaning residents who live off public easements have another two years to bring those roads up to the new standards. “Last summer, the [board of selectmen] invited residents to a workshop on these roads,” Morton said. “Some of the people on those roads have met with me and discussed what needs to occur. Most of the road associations have not” met with Morton, who also wears the hat of road commissioner. “It is important that road associations get together and make sure they meet the standards. In a year or two, they will be removed and not receive the [plowing] services. They have to get to the 2015 standards,” he said. The selectmen will have a road standards workshop on July 10, he told residents. Other budgetary items there were discussed include general assistance — a line item which had a 40% decrease. Town Manager Morton explained why. “We’ve changed a little bit how we are

administering the funds. A few years ago, the town switched from having staff process general assistance applications to having a contractor do the job. During the last few fiscal years, the cost of general assistance had gone down, and the proposed amount reflects what is most likely appropriate. “We reduced the budget to the proposed $25,000. Each year, it’s difficult to anticipate” how much funding will be needed, he said. “What we’ve seen is that we could drastically reduce based on what we’d been spending in the last couple years,” he said.


(Continued from Page 1A) exact locations to be used, hold a public hearing on the matter, and ask the town’s attorney to check liability. • A special town meeting will be held on July 17 at 6:30 p.m., to sell the two singleaxle dump trucks and the 2004 F550. • Selectmen unanimously voted to move $25,000 from the undesignated fund balance to cover unfunded costs regarding replacement of the town manager. • As the 2018 fiscal year comes to a close, Harrison will wind up in the black once again, despite the tough winter and change in manager. Due to an increase in municipal revenue, an unexpected reduction in the school budget and adjustment for a new town manager, the town will realize a positive bottom line HARRISON, Page 3A

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(Continued from Page 1A) Stevens says the thumbs up, waves and beeping outnumbered the negatives (thumbs down, shaking heads) by at least a 5-to-1 margin. “I saw several cars where the guy gave thumbs down and the woman gave thumbs up. The puzzled looks were my favorite, as my hope

was to inform people what is taking place. Some people seemed to be trying not to look at all,” Stevens said. “One fellow tried to debate me as he drove past — don’t harass and drive! Another couple guys did stop to try and convince me my perspective was wrong. When they failed at that, they resorted to personal insults, which were

not fit for print.” One kind lady stopped and handed out water bottles to all the demonstrators. “(It was) much appreciated as it was quite a hot and sunny afternoon,” Stevens said. Stevens plans to continue organizing demonstrations at the same location Sunday afternoons between 2 and 5 p.m. until this matter is

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(Continued from Page 1A) and depend on each other,” advisors Mayo and Lynn O’Donnell wrote in their request to the school board for an overnight trip. The number of students taking part in Senior Awareness varies year to year, Mayo noted, but in general reaches 80 to 85 participants. All seniors are invited to attend. The student-to-chaperone ratio is 4-to-1, according to the request form (according to published reports, the Lewiston Middle School trip included 113 students and 11 chaperones and a lifeguard). As for plans for safety and emergencies, a “safety protocol” has been established, a local ranger is notified and the group includes a nurse and EMT. The group uses walkie-talkies and cell phones to create a line of communication. As part of school board (Continued from Page 2A) Bean and Henry Dumont. policy, a parent/guardian • An executive session to increase of $125,000. must give written permisdiscussion a personnel matter Thus, it is possible the mil rate will come in below the was postponed until today, sion for participation, all students and adults must projected $10.80 per thou- Thursday, at 3 p.m. sand valuation. Final property valuation numbers should be in soon. • Bill Winslow and Achille Belanger were thanked for their service to the town as selectmen. Welcomes were given to new selectmen Penny

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follow district policies and school rules, and all adults traveling as part of the group must provide documentation of a Maine Department of Education background check. One chaperone, LRHS math teacher Barry Johnson, said Emerald Pool — one of the cool-off stops on the hike — is “easy to watch.” Superintendent of Schools Alan Smith noted that “there are no easy answers” when tragedies strike, but school systems can do its due diligence in trying to keep students safe. That “diligence” includes asking parents, as part of the permission form, whether their child can swim or not, and not leaving up to students to inform school staff, understanding the level of peer pressure teens face on a regular basis. Also, whether parents are comfortable with other facets of the senior trip. Directors unanimously approved the overnight request.

In other school board news: • Safety plan always in flux. Although Andy Madura was unable to discuss SAD 61’s entire emergency response plan, he gave the School Board a good idea of how the district strives to keep staff and students “as safe as humanly possible.” Madura, who is director of Transportation, Food Service and Maintenance, noted that SAD 61 has had an ERP since 2000, but it is continually modified to address a wide range of concerns and problems that routinely surface. The district works closely with law enforcement agencies. He spoke about safety measures enacted from staff ID badges that are colorcoded and changed on a yearly basis; panic buttons and cameras that monitor all points, which are directly wired to a 9-1-1 center and the State Police; measures that can “contain” a building, including fire doors; policies that send a school

into lock-down or lock-out; and installation of AEDs and district-go bags that contain first aid items (soon to be added will be tourniquets to help providers — including staff, which will undergo training — stop bleeding). Madura praised “local support,” especially in terms of funding, to put in place as many safety measures as possible in wake of school shootings across the country. What bothers Madura, however, “is that despite everything we do, it still might not be enough.” • Taking over. Aisley Sturk turned over the role SAD 61, Page 5A


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Bridgton Police Department blotter speak with an officer regarding a domestic situation. 8:48 p.m. A caller informed police that a woman was at his Brown Mill Road home for the past two hours and would not leave. 11:31 p.m. A motorist reported that her vehicle struck a deer near the Naples town line on Route 302. The vehicle did not sustain any damage, the caller said. Officer Hammond checked the area, but was unable to locate the deer. Friday, June 15 10:22 a.m. A resident requested to speak with an officer regarding a possible scam call. The caller claimed to be associated with Bridgton Hospital, but the phone number came up as a California exchange. 1:22 p.m. Sgt. Reese and Officer Muise responded to a report of a subject “smashing up” a home and making threatening comments. 7:07 p.m. Three officers responded to a report of a subject being struck in the face following an alleged altercation on Lumberyard Drive. 10:34 p.m. BPD was contacted by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office to check a Sandy Creek Road residence to locate a subject, whose vehicle was involved

in a roll-over crash in West Paris. Sgt. Reese went to the residence, but no one was there. 11:13 p.m. Police assisted hospital personnel with an “unruly” patient. Saturday, June 16 9:57 a.m. A caller requested to speak with an officer regarding an illegal drug matter. 2:47 p.m. Police were notified regarding a motorist “all over the road,” “cutting people off” and nearly causing two accidents on Portland Road. 9:39 p.m. Five to six juveniles were reportedly loud at Highland Lake Beach. Sgt. Reese reminded the group that the beach and park close at dusk. The juveniles apologized and left without any issues. Sunday, June 17 1:51 p.m. A caller claimed a male was yelling at him on Main Street. 5:20 p.m. Sgt. Jones checked Wildwood Road after receiving a report of a “fast-moving” dirt bike. 9:56 p.m. Firefighters responded to a blaze on Kimball Road. 10:14 p.m. A vehicle collided with a deer at the intersection of North High Street and Aspen Drive.

Fryeburg Police log These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, June 11 7:44 a.m. Assist Fryeburg Rescue at a Cross Street residence. 9:21 a.m. Civil matter at Silver Parkway parking lot. 12:09 p.m. Internal investigation Fryeburg Police Department. 7:03 p.m. Responding to a report of a domestic disturbance on North Fryeburg Road, police charged Ashley P. Lanfear, 22, of Fryeburg, with domestic violence assault. 8:08 p.m. Harassment complaint on Main Street. 10:10 p.m. Suspicious activity at Snow School unfounded. Tuesday, June 12 8:47 a.m. Animal complaint on Maple Street. 2:31 p.m. Theft on Ice House Road. 3:17 p.m. Suspicious activity at the intersection of Lyman Drive and Portland Street. 5:01 p.m. Suspicious activity on Smith Street. 7:35 p.m. Burglary at Saco Bound campsite. 9:46 p.m. Traffic complaint on Lovell

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SAD 61 board (Continued from Page 3A) of LRHS student representative on the SAD 61 School Board Monday night to Grace Plummer. • Personnel. The board approved the nominations of the following staff members: Sandra Carter as a Grade 7/8 Math Teacher. This is a new position. Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Thomas College, and previously worked as a substitute teacher at Windham Primary School and a childcare provider at A Place to Grow in Windham. There were 10 applicants, four were interviewed. Reem Bechara as a School Counselor at Songo Locks, replacing Ellen Berry who resigned. Bechara earned a master’s of education in School Counseling at Loyola University and a bachelor’s degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences, and a minor in Human Development from the University of Maryland. Previously, Bechara was a substitute teacher at Portland Public Schools. There were five applicants, three were interviewed. Roxanne Gagne as a receptionist at the Superintendent’s Office replacing Ramona Torres who is retiring. Alexandra Ballard as a Speech Language Pathologist for the 2018-19 school year. Stephanie Winslow as a Science teacher at Lake Region Middle School for the 2018-19 school year, replacing Douglas Maker, who resigned. Rebecca Pope as a Science teacher at Lake Region Middle School for the 2018-19 school year. This is a new position. Karen Arendt as a .8 Library Media technician at

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Fryeburg Police (Continued from Page 4A) 9:34 p.m. Criminal mischief at Hemlock Bridge Road unfounded. Friday, June 15 3:03 a.m. Criminal mischief at corner of Porter Road and Pond Street. 4:02 a.m. Noise complaint on Silver Parkway. 11:11 a.m. Criminal mischief at Walker’s Bridge. 1:35 p.m. Suspicious person at Lovewell Pond boat landing. 5:48 p.m. Assist Fryeburg Rescue on Haley Town Road. 10:22 p.m. Suspicious activity at Information Center. Saturday, June 16 1:30 p.m. Animal complaint on Lovewell Pond Road. 2:50 p.m. Motor vehicle crash on Portland Street. 3:15 p.m. Motor vehicle crash on Main Street. 4 p.m. Motor vehicle crash on Main Street, near Indian Acres. 8:20 p.m. Assist other agency with hit-and-run incident in Baldwin. 10:27 p.m. Criminal trespass on River Street. Sunday, June 17 YOUNG ARTISTS’ WORKS ADDED TO SAD 61 COLLECTION — Pictured left to 12:30 p.m. Following a motor vehicle stop near the intersecright, Maximillian Gabriel, Trinity Attwood and Aisley Sturk. tion of Bridgton and Hemlock Bridge Roads, police charged board accepted the follow- Ethan R. Brown, 18, of Norway, with speeding (30 mph over the posted limit). ing resignations: 9:07 p.m. Animal complaint on Harbor Road. Kim Hutchins, Special Stevens Brook Elementary Previously, she was a Grade Education teacher at Songo School for the 2018- 6 ELA teacher at SAD 61. Locks. 19 school year, replacing There were three applicants, Michelle Pierre, nurse Martha Jackson, who is one was interviewed. for Lake Region High (Continued from Page 4A) Kayla Musielak-Hanold School and Lake Region retiring. During the 2nd Regular Session of the 128th Maine Rachel Hubka as a as School Psychologist at Vocational Center. Legislature, Diamond cast 100 percent of the votes recorded, Social Studies teacher Stevens Brook and Songo Rebecca Webb, Ed Tech at Lake Region Middle Locks Elementary, replac- at Stevens Brook Elementary excluding absences excused by the president of the Senate for illness or other extenuating circumstances. School, replacing Katherine ing Katie Kolbe-Holden, School. Diamond introduced legislation this year to bypass the who resigned. She earned a Istomina, who resigned. Retirements. The folMelissa Warren as doctor of Philosophy from lowing staff members plan red tape and allow fuel companies to fill other companies’ propane tanks in extremely cold weather. Diamond also had a Kindergarten teacher at Michigan State University, to retire: Stevens Brook Elementary a master of art in School Jerry Irish, custodian at a 100 percent attendance record last year, during which he School, replacing Thomas Psychology at Michigan Lake Region Middle School, sponsored bills to ban handheld devices while driving, protect seniors from discrimination by car insurance companies, State, and a bachelor of effective June 30, 2018. Letourneau, who resigned. Julianne Brosnan science in Psychology and Ramona Torres, and allow Mainers to continue to use drivers’ licenses as as a Grade 1 teacher at a minor in Linguistics at receptionist at the official identification, among others. The 128th Legislature reconvened this week to complete Stevens Brook Elementary Michigan State. Previously, Superintendent’s Office, its business before adjourning for the year. School, replacing Adrienne she was a neuropsychol- effective June 29, 2018. Abramowitz, who resigned. ogy postdoctoral fellow Melinda Aubin as a Brendan Williams as at Goodwill NeuroRehab Grade 1 teacher at Songo Dr. Ted Rogers a Social Studies teacher at Services in Portland. There Locks. Activator Lake Region Middle School, were five applicants, three Holly Patenaude as a replacing Susan Hanington, were interviewed. Grade 3 teacher as Songo Lori Demarest as a Locks School. who resigned. Kristen Foley as a Grade 3 teacher at Stevens Katherine Istomina as Gifted and Talented teach- Brook Elementary, replacing a Social Studies Teacher at er for Grades 6-8, replac- Miranda Walker, who trans- Lake Region Middle School. Chiropractic Acupuncture ing Kenneth Donahue, ferred to a Grade 1 position. Amity GottschalkWellness Care & Lifestyle Change who resigned. She earned She earned a bachelor of sci- Prado as a teacher at Long-Term Corrective Care a master’s of education in ence in Childhood Studies at Stevens Brook Elementary Educational Leadership Plymouth State University. School. Office Located Corner of 302 & 35, Windham Crossing, Suite 205 from the University of Previously, she was an Adrienne Abramowitz 892-5430 TF Southern Maine and a mas- Ed Tech II at Falmouth as a teacher at Stevens ter of art in English at the Elementary School. There Brook Elementary. University of Maine and a were nine applicants, three • Grants. Two grants bachelor of arts in English were interviewed. were accepted — 2018 • Resignations. The School Breakfast Challenge and Philosophy at UMO. restoration & repair for $500, and 2018 Summer of wood/canvas canoes Meals Grant, additional funding of $3,800. 394 hio ridge rd. • Donations accepted. denmark me 04022 Jessie Gaumont donated $500 to the Stevens 207-452-2687 Brook Elementary School Student Council; the estate of Beverlee Smith ed $1,000 to Songo Locks Elementary School. • Art Work for the Permanent Art Collection. Superintendent Al Smith and Board Chairman Janice Barter recognized the following students whose artwork was chosen for the MON Permanent Art Collection SPECTI HLY CALL T ALS at the Central Office: ODAY Maximillian Gabriel, Grade 1, Songo Locks Elementary School; Trinity Attwood, Grade 8, Lake Region Middle School; and Aisley Sturk, Grade 12, Lake Region High School. The elementary and middle school students each received a check for $25 and the high school student received a check for $50.

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Shuttles prove to be valuable service

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — It might seem a bit juvenile to some adults to board a bus decades after attending elementary school. However, having shuttle buses in service during the Maine Blues Festival is an educated move. “It’s very important. There are a lot of people who are drinking and should not be driving. I am the designated driver,” said Matt Peaco, one of the shuttle bus drivers. “Plus, it saves people a lot of walking. If we didn’t have the shuttle service, the Bluesfest might not have the amount of business it has,” he said. A VALUABLE SERVICE — One of the shuttle bus drivFestival-goers are grateers for the Maine Blues Festival, Paul Giangiacomo, of ful for the shuttle buses and Bridgton, gives a thumbs-up to a passenger on Saturday. the many shuttle stops pro (De Busk Photo) vided during the Bluesfest.

Blues Fest: Music to ears of local businesses

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Maine Blues Festival is music to the ears of Naples businesses. The event – now in its 13th year – brings thousands of people to town to hear the various blues musicians who call Maine home. Having the Blues Festival in Naples means that the third weekend of June, there will be a boon to businesses. This isn’t limited to the businesses on the Causeway, which are “straight out,” but also there is a domino effect of dollars being spent in Naples. “So many businesses are closed throughout the winter because they are on the Causeway. For us, being on the Causeway and being open year-round, [the Bluesfest] helps out. We are able to sustain through the winter from that extra weekend of business,”

said Rebecca Kinsley, the bar manager for Gary’s Olde Towne Tavern, the establishment formerly known as ‘Bray’s.’ This was Kinsley’s third year of working during the festival. On Saturday, she was on her feet, mostly bartending, from “open to close.” The Blues Festival “brings commerce into the community. We were busy at Gary’s Olde Towne Tavern. All the businesses were busy. People were spending money,” she said. “We tend to stay pretty busy during the weekend [because we have] an outdoor patio,” she said. The festival has gotten increasingly popular, she added. “Before we even opened the door on Saturday, we had a line out the door of people waiting to come in,” Kinsley said. MUSIC, Page 8A

A PASSENGER EXCHANGE takes place in the Naples Fire Station Parking lot. During the Maine Blues Festival, free shuttle buses were provided for both musicians and festival-goers. (De Busk Photo) “People say they are so happy to get a ride,” Peaco said. “A lot of the musicians, too, are going from one venue to the next to play.” Bluesfest organizer and musician Deb Danuski said she was thankful to avoid the walk from Merced’s to the Village Green. She had just performed on stage with Blue Steel Express. Instead of walking, she was able to kick back in the air-conditioned bus. This is the third year that Peaco has driven a shuttle bus for the Bluesfest. It is also his third year as a bus driver for School Administrative District (SAD) 61. On Saturday, Peaco’s passengers ranged in ages and hailed from “different states.” The SAD 61 bus garage provided the Bluesfest with three buses and six drivers.

The drivers worked one of two shifts — from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Peaco said there were about the same amount of people as in years past. “It’s about the same crowd, but the [vehicular] traffic isn’t that bad. I’ve seen the traffic backed up over the hill” above the Umbrella Factory Supermarket and Moose Landing Marina, he said. Another advantage to having the shuttle bus is that it slightly reduces the number of vehicles on the Causeway. On Saturday afternoon, the unsupervised parking on the property around Captain Jack’s became problematic. By late afternoon, the buses could not drive through and

people were dropped off at the driveway off Route 114. “We can’t get turned around,” he said. Peaco said the crowds pick up in the evening and he expected to see even more people out enjoying blues music after the sun set. Paul Giangiacomo, of Bridgton, drove a shuttle bus during the early shift. He has worked for SAD 61’s Transportation Department for 17 years. Saturday was Giangiacomo’s first time ever shuttling people — and musical instruments — for the Bluesfest. “It’s been good. I’ve met people from all over, lots of different places,” he said. “Everyone is friendly,” he said.


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Selectmen laud open space group By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — A local politician commended this town’s Open Space Commission on its work although the proposals to purchase land for conservation purposes had been voted down. Less than a week after the Casco Annual Town Meeting had been held, Selectman Thomas Peaslee talked about statements made by the public during town meeting. He spoke during the Casco Board of Selectmen’s meeting. The agenda item was a follow-up on the town meeting held on June 13. “People on the commission do very good work… I want to let them know I appreciate it,” Peaslee said. “The open space is not in the land acquisition business. I want that to be known. Somehow, that came up. They are not in the land

acquisition business,” he said. The Open Space Commission started more than a decade ago with a mission that had been requested by residents — trying to purchase easements or parcels to preserve undeveloped land in certain parts of town. A few months before the town meeting, members of the Open Space Commission appeared before the selectmen and briefed them on the for sale parcels located on the Heath and on State Park Road. The commission had negotiated with the landowners; and Peaslee had sat in on those negotiations. During the town meeting, people referred to the purchase of the Meadow Road parcel and the acreage on Hackers Hill as being proposed by the Open Space Commission. That was not the case.

Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) spearheaded and fundraised for the Hackers Hill purchase. The connection between the Hackers Hill purchase and the Open Space Commission is: For more than a decade money was saved in a fund to acquire conservation easements and parcels. The commission recommended dedicating $10,000 to the Hackers Hill purchase to support that endeavor. The commission was in favor of the land buy, but it did not initiate it. The Jackson property, which is located in a more developed, residential area on Meadow Road, was a real estate negotiation offered to the Town of Casco at the same time that the construction of a new town hall was being considered. Although the lot includes some frontage on Parker Pond, that land purchase was not

(Continued from Page 1A) voted and the recount resulted in 28 in favor and 30 saying no. When the larger parcel was on the floor, visibly the majority of people did vote against it; and according to the moderator, a hand count was not required. The warrant Article failed. So, both properties were voted down during Casco’s town meeting, which took place last Wednesday at the Casco Fire Station. Earlier during the meeting, voting residents had discussed it — buying land to maintain what people refer to as the town’s “rural character.” The topic came up when the Capital Improvements budget was on the floor. Knowing that $80,000 was going into a fund for easement and land acquisition, residents asked if the approval of that money would be contingent on whether the land purchase warrant Articles passed. Resident Phil Shane asked, “Why do we have $80,000 for land that isn’t even voted on yet?” Morton said, “It is in part for two proposals coming up later.” Resident Rick Thorpe

agreed. “On the same thing, land acquisition — Don’t we have the tail wagging the dog? I don’t think we should be voting on this $80,000 before vote on the parcel of land, which I have done research on and have some comments to make,” Thorpe said. “Could we postpone the vote on $80,000?” he asked. Morton suggested that someone could make a motion to amend the Capital Improvement Warrant Article to include the $80,000 only if the other articles got residents’ approval. A motion was made to amend. Prior to the vote, moderator Jason Moen said people were voting to amend Article 12 — that $80,000 would be contingent on Article 26 and Article 27 passing. One audience member asked for clarification on the amount of money needed and what amount was in existing fund(s). Selectman Grant Plummer said, “There is already money in the land acquisition fund. There is already money in that account but not enough to support the two purchases.” Regarding Warrant Article

12, Casco Town Manager Dave Morton said the Casco Finance Committee had heard the funding request and voted in favor of it being part of the proposed budget. Later during the meeting, Morton said, “The Open Space commission was formed a number of years ago at town meeting. It was charged with conserving property in the area, securing easements,” he said, adding another objective is working with property owners willing to sell such conservation easement or parcels. “The commission has rejected most of the offers, and came up with these two proposals.” The first warrant article was the State Park Road parcels. Resident Phil Shane spoke. “If the town really wanted open space, it should buy some real property instead of

intended for land conservation. Instead, the concept was that the beach could be used by the town’s recreation department and the town’s residents. Again, the Open Space Commission was not involved in negotiating that land purchase, which was approved by voters during the 2016 Town Meeting. Speaking to residents viewing Tuesday’s selectmen’s meeting from home, Peaslee invited citizens to learn more by going to the Open Space Commission’s meetings or talking to members. “If anyone has questions about what the people on the [Open Space] committee do, why, and how, that committee’s meetings are open to the public,” Peaslee said. “I think that would be a good resource for people to get their information from,” MAP SHOWING AQUIFER PROTECTION OVERLAY he said. DISTRICT — This enlarged map allows residents to see the changes that would occur if they adopted this zoning map for the Aquifer Protection Overlay District. Voters approved the adoption of the zoning map during Casco’s a little land on State Park annual town meeting last Wednesday. (De Busk Photo) Road and a swamp on the den to the taxpayers in this will repeat what I said last Heath,” Shane said. year. I was against the acquiAs he promised he would, town,” Thorpe said. Some residents said it was sition of the Jackson propThorpe spoke on the matter. “This open space in Casco imprudent for the town to lose erty for one reason. Once you is getting out of hand,” he potential property tax revenue start removing property, the town owns it, you lose that said, citing the purchase of by owning the land. Casco resident Shane said, for taxes. In the future, that land on Meadow Road abutting the lot where the fire sta- “Most of the people who go runs into bazillion amounts of tion and new town hall sit and [to these outdoors areas] get money.” After Warrant Article 26 including waterfront access to covered with wood ticks and mosquitoes. It is a waste of failed, the proposed land buy Parker Pond. on the Heath was discussed “This marvelous estuary money.” Keith Morehouse, a resi- by residents. behind us,” he said. Eric Dibner, who is on “I have personally gone dent who lives off Mayberry to the property on State Hill, said he wanted to “speak the Open Space Commission, said, “This is first property Park Road and the property to the ludicrous comment.” “In 2007, the comp plan that is in the focus area. We on the swamp. I have been impressed by neither and I was overhauled and one of have talked to the property feel neither of the properties the three highlights was an owners about future plans for have value to the town of emphasis on preserving open their land. This is a small space. In over 15 years, there purchase. It can serve as the Casco,” he said. “This buying of an acre has been nothing added to entry way to protecting the here, an acre there and an open space. It doesn’t sound parcels above it. I encourage acre elsewhere in the name of to me like open space is out of your support.” Shane said, “We do have a open space is ludicrous. And, hand,” Morehouse said. “The State Park Road is lot of open space in the town it’s a substantial financial bur11½ acres. That property is of Casco. Hancock Lumber worth more. It would be a owns [hundreds of] acres. great addition to the property They have their lands opened the town already owns. The up to snowmobile trails, ATV property is a good bargain for trails, and I am sure you can the town,” he said. walk on it and enjoy all the Stan Buchanan said, “I nature you want.”


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‘Weathering Shame’ talk June will be a busy month for the Lake Region Substance Abuse Coalition. Scheduled events include: June 21 — LRSAC Board Meeting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Bridgton Municipal Complex June 25 — Weathering Shame book discussion, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Bridgton Community Center, Depot Street, Bridgton. Kevin

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for planning purposes to: This program is brought to the public as part of Bring Change 2 Mind: A Lake Region Community campaign focused on encouraging conversation to build understanding and acceptance of mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — In 2017, OVP Management, Inc. invested $60,000 in public art including sculptures and murals at Settlers Green. During the summer of 2018, several large sculptures and two newly commissioned murals will be installed. Continuing artistic activities, an Art Night has been planned for Friday, July 13, BLUES UNDER BLUE SKIES — Members of the band, Blues Steel Express, perform from 4 to 7 p.m. The event on stage during the 2018 Maine Blues Festival on Saturday. (De Busk Photo) will feature a self-walking tour of the public art, an interactive art project open to the public, live dance performances, and a very special plein-air (open air) event

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(Continued from Page 6A) “I think that the crowds were incredible. Nobody has any issues whatsoever. Everyone was in good spirits,” she said. “With the weather and everything, it was a lot better than last year,” she said, adding the perfect weather forecast is no rain, not too hot, with a nice breeze. “We made sure to keep water stations around just because it was so hot,” she said. The water was free and customer had access to it without having to ask a server for the H2O, she said. That provision — water — got a lot of positive comments from the public, she said. The excitement about the Blues Festival started weeks prior to the event, when the tickets went on sale. “People come in to buy their tickets. People were going for the first time and heard about it from word of mouth. There are also tons of

people who have gone every year since it started and continue to come back,” Kinsley said. The owner of the Umbrella Factory Supermarket, David Allenson always does a lot of business during the summer when the tourists roll in, but the Blues Fest guarantees a super sales day at the grocery store. “It is my busy season anyways. My business triples during the summer,” Allenson said. “It was a great weekend for me. Business was excellent,” he said. “It was a lot better than last year,” he said, echoing what other business owners and employees said when comparing 2018 to the 2017 Bluesfest. “Saturday is the best day by far,” he said. Naples resident Audrey Blais has worked her summer job at the Causeway Dairy Bar for five years. From her perspective, the Blues

Festival corresponds with the “start of summer.” “It’s crazy busy, especially on Saturday. It’s busy all day on Saturday,” she said, adding this Sunday was a little quieter than in years’ past. Overall, the energy of people at the festival is happy, she said, but that might be because people feel like summer has finally started, she said. Since there are open windows at the Causeway Dairy Bar, employees get to hear the bands — sometimes from a couple different directions. While Kinsley (at Gary’s Olde Towne Tavern) might have been too preoccupied with work to hear for any length of time the bands playing in the beer garden on Saturday, she got her blues break the night before. “On Friday night, I did enjoy it. I got to go out and hear the Blues Steel Express — that’s Kevin Kimball’s band. They are fantastic,” Kinsley said.

open to visual artists in the region. The plein-air event is limited to six artists and each will receive a $50 stipend for supplies. A purchase prize of $250 will be presented to the artist that best captures the vibrant street scenes at either Settlers Green or Settlers Crossing during the threehour event. Artists can use pencil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, or other media to create their piece for judging. Canvas or paper sizes will be limited to 8”x10”, 11”x14” or 9”x12”, unframed. “We are excited to create an opportunity for artists

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HARRISON — The Harrison Historical Society will meet at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at the United Parish Church on Main Street, Harrison and leave as a group for a House Tour. The location is being kept secret and will be a surprise and very interesting as the hosts graciously welcome us to see the old and new renovations at their beautiful home. Don’t miss this enjoyable evening!

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LOVELL — Come to the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Christian Hill Road in Lovell at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, to find out firsthand how David Rowe and his music can ease your mind. A Maine native, Dave Rowe grew up with folk music flowing through his veins. The son of a member of a popular folk trio, it was not unexpected that Dave would “join the family business,” which he did at the tender age of 15. With 15 critically acclaimed recordings under his belt — both solo and with various bands — and a career in the music business that has endured for 26 years, Dave is a force to be reckoned with. A longtime staple of pubs and music halls throughout New England, he has spent more than half of his life playing sing-alongs and having a rollicking good time for Boogie King himself. Now he has decided Arthur Migliazza to take his well-honed solo For more information call show on the road to concert 749-6160 or e-mail events@ halls and festivals around the United States and Canada.

Arthur Migliazza at Dragonfly Barn Back by popular demand, The HAYLOFT at Dragonfly Barn presents an evening of blues and boogie-woogie piano with Arthur Migliazza on Sunday, June 24, doors opening at 7 p.m. Known throughout the world as one of the “Boogie Kings,” Arthur takes the traditional and sprinkles it with his own special mix, as he swings through renditions of famous standards like Blueberry Hill, Bumble Boogie, Maple Leaf Rag and more. In June 2017, almost exactly one year ago, Arthur sold out the venue and charmed the hearts of local music lovers with his passion, pizzazz and showmanship. About the Artist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13 and is now an internationally acclaimed boogie-woogie pianist. He has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., and has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages from Moscow to Toronto to Seattle. The Dragonfly Barn is located at 94 Sanborns Grove Rd. (off Highland Ridge) in Bridgton. Tickets to the concert are $25 in advance online and $30 at the door. Purchase Tickets at https:// www.brownpapertickets. com/event/3211515 This is a BYOB event.

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Having cut his teeth on the rough edge of Irish pubs, Dave is a singular entertainer, able to relate to even the most reticent audience members and get them singing along. He firmly believes that singing is a balm for the soul, and that singing together — whether in choirs, in pubs, at concerts, or at kitchen parties

— is a primary part of the human experience (it certainly has been for him). When Dave is not touring, you can find him writing songs on his back porch at his home in Portland, working on the house or in his small yard, enjoying the sea air, and walking or bicycling to enjoy the beauty of Maine’s

largest city. The doors of the intimate Brick Church countryside venue open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, please call Stan at 925-1500 or go to

HARRISON — Are you a classic car enthusiast or even just looking for something to do on the weekend with your family? Why not come and join the Harrison Lions Car Show on Sunday, June 24 at the Crystal Lake Park in Harrison. Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. with a fee of $5 per car. Vehicles may be entered in 20 classes including Antiques and the Best of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s,

90s, and newer. Motorcycles, 2 & 4 WD Trucks, Foreign, Mustangs/Cougars, and Camaros/Firebirds will also be on show. Do you have a special car and don’t know what class to enter? The Odds & Ends class will take care of that problem! Concessions will be available as well as live music featuring 18-year-old Christian Martin, a 2018 graduate of Fryeburg Academy and partic-

ipant in their music program. The Harrison Lions would like to thank Craig’s Body Shop of Harrison for being this year’s Titled Sponsor of this event. The show is free and open to the public. All proceeds will be used for Lions Club community programs such as senior luncheons, Christmas for Kids, scholarships, eye screenings for children, and the local food pantry.

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FRYEBURG — On June 30, 2013, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Yarnell, Arizona. It was the worst, line-of-duty loss of life in a wildland fire since the 1930s. The Kane Schools (TKS) and Fryeburg Academy have joined forces to show the movie Only the Brave at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 30, the fifth anniversary of this tragic event. The film tells the compelling true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters and the men and women who served on that team. The goal of this special showing is to raise money for the private nonprofit Eric Marsh Foundation (EMF), which was created to raise money for the families of

wildland firefighters killed in the line of duty and to support surviving wildland firefighters struggling with PTSD. The EMF was founded by Amanda Marsh after her husband, the founder and leader of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who perished with his team at Yarnell. She saw and felt firsthand what families and survivors go through after such a tragedy. The tragedy of the Yarnell Hill Fire continues to have an impact on how wildland fires are fought today. A wildland firefighter is six times more likely to die fighting a fire than any other firefighter. Even after a well-meaning new law was enacted in 2012, most temporary and seasonal wildland firefighters (the majority) are still without usable or affordable health or life insurance.

Only The Brave was released last fall and received great reviews. It was rated “Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 87 percent. This story chronicles the growth of the Granite Mountain Hotshots from a training team to one of the elite Type 1 Hotshot Teams in the United States and ending in the events of the Yarnell Hill Fire. It stars Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, and Miles Teller. The movie is rated PG-13 — it is intense and there is some profanity. There is no admission charge but a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children will benefit the Eric Marsh Fund. Fire, EMS, and police are free. Fryeburg Academy has kindly donated the beautiful Performing Arts Center for this showing. The Academy was pleased to support the mission of the Eric Marsh Foundation and they are particularly excited by the involvement of Fryeburg Academy

The Granite Mountain Hotshots team after a successful mission in Colorado in 2010. William Kane is kneeling down on the front left.

graduate (2003) William (Bill) Dodge Kane. Bill fought wildland fires with the Granite Mountain Hotshots for four years (2007-10), then went on

to teach veterans how to fight forest fires for another three years. He will be available to talk about wildland firefighting and answer questions at

a reception in the lobby after the movie. Light snacks will be prepared by his brother Nick Kane, executive chef at Severance Lodge.

Harvest Gold Gallery open house LOVELL — Harvest Gold Gallery has begun its 21st season! With the lilies opening out on the front lawn and the artists bringing in tons of gorgeous new work every day, the gallery’s summertime makeover is done. Look forward to new work from many favorite artists like Bill Janelle, Sandy Crowell, Carol Novotne, Joelle Goff, Ernest Porcelli, and many more. New to the gallery are the works of Massachusetts-based weavers Loomination, leather workers Rogue Nation, lamp maker Woodsilks Studio, and card maker Just Bee and Me! Bill and Lynda have been busy all winter in the workshop too, so anticipate seeing

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beautiful new designs in the jewelry cases this summer. From stunning pearl earrings to a bounty of tourmaline pendants and rings, there is jewelry to suit every taste and style. Plus, the new silver showcase shows off our everexpanding collection. The public is encouraged to stop by one of the gallery’s summertime events. Beginning in late June, plein air painting sessions in the garden will spotlight local artists every other weekend and visitors are welcome to pop by to meet them. And don’t forget to stop by the Gallery’s 21st Annual Reception and Open House on Friday, July 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited

to enjoy an evening of good cheer and fine wine while chatting with the artists and viewing the summer collection. This year the Open House will be happening during Lovell Old Home Days. As the sun shines through the rolling clouds, the pines

dance in the wind, and the lake water warms to perfection, Harvest Gold Gallery looks forward to welcoming visitors back to Lovell this summer. For more information call 925-6502 or stop by the Gallery at 1082 Main St. in Center Lovell.

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First Library Golf Tournament great success went to Sharis Santos and Logan Smith; Citizenship Awards were given to Marissa Kiesman, Eden True, Burke Callen, Carlin Galligan, Quinton Moore and Christine Harris; and Jen Smith earned Volunteer Recognition. Good luck to all the students moving on! New Suncook Spelling Bee The winners of the New Suncook Spelling Bee were Eva Sutherland, third place; Eden True, second place; and Sharis Santos, first place. Congratulations! Lovell Historical Society A reminder that the Lovell Historical society will be holding its Annual Dinner Meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at Ebenezer’s Pub. Tickets for the drawing and the Summer Fair to be held on July 22 were included in the spring letter. Yes, the summer season is upon us in Lovell! The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library On Saturday, June 9, the


by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library sponsored the 1st Annual Library Golf Tournament. In conjunction with the tournament there was a raffle of donated items. The first time you plan such an event, you’re not quite sure how it will work out — this event, because of the hard work of the volunteers, was a huge success. I’m not sure if it was because the players love golf or the library but they made the event one to remember. The first place team included Tim Chandler, Roger Kiesman, Mark Webster, and Louis Bartlett; second place were Chris

Calvert, Colin Micklon, and William Fitzgerald; and Brad Littlefield, Tina Littlefield, Kyle Littlefield, and John Chandler came in third. The longest drive for women was hit by Cathy Cobb and the longest drive for men was by Colin Micklon. Closest to the pin was Tina Littlefield. The library would like to thank all those who took part in the golf and the raffle for supporting the library. The library would also like to thank all those who donated items for the raffle and all those who worked on the tournament. It was great job all around and I think it will

be a repeat next year. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Board held a tea for folks in town who have volunteered and supported the library during the past year. President of the Board, Dell Foss, thanked everyone for their support of the library and for the hard work of the staff. Brick Church The next concert at the Brick Church will feature traditional folk singer Dave Rowe on Thursday, June 28. His music has that mellow sound that reaches the feelings of the people listening. The program starts at 7 p.m. and adult tickets are $10.

Lovell United Church of Christ A reminder that the Vacation Bible School will begin on Monday, June 25 and run through Friday, June 29 at the church. This fun activity is for ages three and up. You can still register online at vbspro. eventss/p/lucc or call Vicki at 925-1444. Another reminder that the Thrift Shop will be holding a $2 a bag sale on Saturdays, June 23 and 30. To the ladies: If you’re over 50 and need a laugh go see the movie The Book Club — it’s so funny; you really have to go!

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NAPLES — Condolences to the family of Rick Kluge. He was a good man and a good teacher. Jolene had him at Crooked River. He was also a great dad and grandpa who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The Sewing Circle wishes to thank its patrons for the spring supper season. The supper Saturday night was pretty well attended. There was so many other things going on around town we missed seeing a few of our friends. Our next supper will be on Sept. 8 — we hope to see all of you this fall! Sunday, June 24 will be the first Sunday Concert on the Village Green. The first group will be the Dunnemans singing gospel music. The concert begins at 6 p.m. If it rains it will be held in the Methodist Church adjacent to the Green. Bring a chair, a blanket, your supper, your friends, etc. and have a good time. July 1 will be a concert by “Tux” — he’s such a wonderful singer. I hope everyone had a great Father’s day. Have a great week!

New Suncook School The 2017 - 2018 fourth grade class has completed their schooling at the New Suncook School and will be moving on to the middle school in September. Those moving on are Camden Blake, Evan Burns, Burke Callen, Dilen Drew, Delaney Dutton, Carlin Galligan, Rose Garrett, Christina Harris, Marissa Kiesman, Sam Lively, Richard Massey, Quinton Moore, Gage Nisbet, Ali Piper, Alex Ridlon, Sharis Santos, Logan Smith, Calab Snow, Connor Spofford, Haley Spofford, and Eden True. Student Award Recipients were Art Award: Burke Callen received the Art Award and Marissa Keisman was honored as Most Improved in Art. Music Awards were given to Burke Callen, Carlin Galligan, and Eden True, while Burke Callen, Carlin Galligan, Quinton Moore, and Eden True received PE Awards. Presidential Achievement Awards

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Kate Winn at Hole in the Wall

RAYMOND — Hole In The Wall Studioworks, 1544 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302) in Raymond, is pleased to invite the public to the opening reception for Kate Winn’s exhibition of painting and sculpture on Saturday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. For many years, Kate Winn has been known as a painter but she recently began working in metal sculpture and has been learning from master sculptor David Boyajian, of New Fairfield, Conn. This exhibition features her paintings as

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well as her new stainless steel and bronze sculptures. Her bronze birds evoke the dream world and are a primary element of all her work including her colorful, poetic portraits of landscapes. There is a strong narrative quality in both her painting and sculpture. Each story is born of Maine’s land, ocean, flora, and fauna. This special exhibition will be on display from Saturday, June 3 until Monday, July 30. For more information call 655-4952 or e-mail jlmastro@

LRHS Class of ‘88 Bridgton Library book sale, raffle 30th Reunion

NAPLES — The Lake Region High School Class of 1988 will be celebrating its 30th reunion at American Legion Post 155 in Naples on July 7 from 6 to 11 p.m. The event will feature a cash bar, potluck dinner, and a PA system to spin all your favorite 80s tunes. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos and artifacts from that totally awesome era. All friends, faculty, and staff, past and present, are invited as well, so help spread the word! A

donation of $5 per person will help cover the hall rental and bartender. There will also be a 30th reunion hike up Pleasant Mountain that morning. The plan is to meet at 8:30 a.m. and start hiking up the Ledges Trail no later than 9 a.m. Carpooling is suggested since parking is limited. For more information, check out the LRHS Class of 1988 Facebook page or e-mail Dave Gluck at

The used book sale at the Bridgton Library is a summer tradition for the Friends of the Library. This year’s Annual Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday, July 7, in the Library Courtyard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a rain date of Saturday, July 14 at the same times. A wide variety of books for both adults and children will be for sale at bargain prices — adult paperbacks sell for $1 and hardcover books for $2; children’s hardcovers go for $1 and paperbacks for 50 cents. Donations of gently used books are graciously accepted — please drop them off during regular opening hours at the Library, 1 Church St. in Bridgton, any day before June 30. And don’t forget to buy some chances to win the “Curl Up With a Good Book Quilt,” made and donated by Friends of the Library member, Diana Fallon. It depicts a bookshelf full of books with a couple of cats thrown in for whimsy. It is currently on display at the Library. Tickets for the quilt raffle are $1 each or $5 for a book of six and can be purchased at the Library as well as the used book sales throughout the summer. The raffle drawing will be on Saturday, Sept. 1. The winner need not be present to win.

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Deja Wilcox and Gary Drew Jr. of Casco, Maine are happy to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Allen Drew, who arrived at Bridgton Hospital, Bridgton, Maine at 8:22 a.m. on May 29, 2018. Cameron joins two siblings, Hailey and Jaelyn Berry. Grandparents: Lavaughn and Christopher Wilcox of Casco and Gorham, Maine; Gary Drew of Casco, Maine; and Kristina Abclov of Biddeford, Maine. Deanna and Jacob Boewe of Silver Lake, N.H. proudly announce the arrival of their new daughter, Faith Isabella Boewe, who was born at 1:32 a.m. on May 28, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Faith joins siblings Wyatt, Lucas, Nolan, and Jayce. Maternal grandparents: Wanda and Ronald Plummer of Casco, Maine. Paternal grandparents: Joyce Sherwood and Christopher Boewe of Silver Lake, N.H.

Farming with Horses program Tracie MacLeod completes certification rescheduled HIRAM — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Farming with Horses program sponsored by Soldiers Memorial Library and the Hiram Historical Society has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. The presentation by Peter Hagerty of Porter, who also founded Peace Fleece with his wife Marty Tracey, will be held at Great Ossipee Museum, 20 Historical Ridge (off Main Street — Rte. 117) in Hiram. The program is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided. For more information call 625-4762.

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NORWAY — Stephens Department Manager, Lissa apist, Tracie MacLeod, PT, Memorial Hospital (SMH) Merrill, PT is pleased to DPT, has just received her Physical Rehabilitation announce that physical ther- Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP). Tracie is now one of only four in the state to hold this advanced certifiHarrison Rec upcoming shack will be open for snacks cate of training from the events include: and drinks. Get the fam- American Physical Therapy Adult Softball every ily together, grab some chairs Association. Tracie’s speWednesday night at Crystal and a blanket and enjoy the cialty allows her to help both Lake Park. Warmups start at 6 movie! The movie will start men and women with urinary p.m. and games will be played between 8:15 to 8:30 p.m. incontinence, pelvic pain, if enough players show! What will be showing will be bowel dysfunction, and pelRun by the Lake will be announced next week. vic organ prolapse. held on Wednesday, July 11. PiYo is every Thursday To become CAPP certiDon’t forget, the first 100 run- at 9 a.m. at the Community fied, Tracie had to complete ners to register will receive a Room! Cost is $7 per class or three courses of training in free T-shirt! Sign up online $30 for five classes. Bring a pelvic physical therapy over ( or yoga mat and water! stop by the town office! For more information Movie in the Park, a free, about any program, contact fun family night out. The first Rec Director Kayla Laird at showing is Friday, June 29 at 583-2241 or e-mail klaird@ Crystal Lake Park. The snack

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dients together until meat is starting to brown, reducing heat if the onion and garlic are cooking too quickly. Add salt and pepper and adjust to taste. Assemble the soup: Add broth/stock, carrots, and grain to meat mixture. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium and simmer until grain is cooked. Add in chopped greens and simmer until they have wilted and all the flavors have melded, about 5 minutes longer. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot with nice, crusty bread. The Bridgton Farmers Market is located on the Depot Street green behind Renys (by the Bridgton Community Center) and runs May to Labor Day on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a full list of vendors visit BridgtonFarmersMarket/ or send an e-mail to com Adult finger painting: Much of the decoration on RVCC’s new window panels was applied, literally, by hand!

Two-year project can be seen this Sunday RAYMOND — For the past two years, members of the Raymond Village Community Church (UCC) congregation have been working on a project to create colorful window panels depicting seven major passages from the Bible. Their work will culminate joyously this coming Sunday, June 24, when the panels are formally dedicated during the regular 10 a.m. Sunday service at the Church, 27 Main St. in Raymond Center. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the service and dedication. Over 20 of the church’s

parishioners had a hand in painting the panels, spending over 200 work hours during a series of seven workshops. The panels were made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship. The grant paid for all materials and made it possible for the church to retain the services of UCC Pastor and artist Rev. Diane Wendorf, who designed the panels and facilitated the parishioners who collaborated on the painting. Each of the seven pairs of 15-foot-high panels

frame one of the seven large windows in the Church. The panels can be closed to darken the Church during special services and to allow the projection of multi-media presentations during worship. Most of the time, they are open, “looking like stained glass, only sitting beside each window, not in it.” Said RVCC pastor Rev. Nancy Foran. “And when they are closed, they look like stained glass from the outside.” The sanctuary of the Church is already decorated with trompe l’oeil designs on each wall and


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Waterford ‘Brown Bag Lunch Chat’ WATERFORD — The Waterford Library, 663 Waterford Rd., cordially invites the public to attend another in the series of Brown Bag Lunch Chats at noon on Saturday, June 23. Join Zizi Vlaun, a local volunteer from Window Dressers, to learn more about this award-winning program. Window Dressers was founded in Rockland in 2010 and brings together volunteers to improve the warmth Members of Bridgton Arts and Crafts have designed and created this quilt to be raffled off to support local charities. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Bridgton Arts and Crafts, which has a shop at 12 Depot St. that is open during the summer. Raffle tickets for the quilt may be purchased at the shop for $1 per ticket or $5 for a book of six. The drawing will be held at the shop on Sept. 30 before it closes for the season. Ticketholders do not have to be present to win.


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Arts Friday, June 22 Artist reception for Joe Klofas, 5 to 7 p.m., Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton. All welcome, refreshments served.

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NORWAY — The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine will be launching a weekly Kayaking Wellness Program during the summer of 2018. To help everyone get ready, Sarah Carter, coordinator for 5210 Let’s Go of Oxford County, will be offering introductory Basic Kayaking lessons on Saturdays, June 23 and June 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. Before moving back to Maine, Sarah guided day and weeklong kayak tours in St. John, USVI. During the Basic Kayaking lessons participants will learn about efficient paddling, balance, and boat safety. Most of all come for the fun, to get outside, and to be active with others.

Saturday, June 23 Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Sebago Methodist Church, Route 114, North Sebago Proceeds to benefit the church. Sunday, June 24 Potluck Murder Mystery Dinner, 5 p.m., South Bridgton Congregational Church, 16 Fosterville Rd. in South Bridgton. Enjoy delicious food while practicing your sleuthing skills to solve a mystery. Call Karen at 693-2652 to make reservations. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. Monday, June 25 Maple Grove Grange muffin baking contest, 5:45 p.m.; potluck supper 6 p.m. Sebago Center Community Church, 403 Bridgton Rd., Sebago FMI 787-2489. Tuesday, June 26 North Waterford Church Public Supper...first of the summer!, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Church, Route 35, opposite Melby’s Eatery in North Waterford. All you can eat baked beans, brown bread, homemade casseroles, and salads, with gingerbread for dessert. Tickets $9 for adults, half-price for children under 12. All are welcome! Wednesday, June 27 Free Community Dinner, 5:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road (Route 93) in Bridgton. All welcome. Saturday, June 30 Old-fashioned Maine Summer Barbecue, first seating 4:30 p.m., second seating 5:30 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayvillle Road, approximately three-quarters of a mile from Route 121 in Otisfield. The meal includes hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, corn on the cob, and macaroni salad, as well as watermelon and ice cream for dessert. The meal is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to support activities in the local community. Come enjoy delicious home cooking and bring a friend! Saturday night summer supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Casco Village Church UCC, 941 Meadow Rd. (Route 121) in Casco. Enjoy baked beans, delicious casseroles, crisp salads, rolls and butter, cold drinks, and hot coffee, then finish up with fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert. Only $8 for adults, $5 for children 8 and under, and $21 max for families with young children. Come one, come all, come hungry! Sponsored by the Church Membership Committee.

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Please bring a kayak, paddle, and personal flotation device (pfd) if you have them. A few boats will be available to demonstrate and try out. Participants will meet at the public boat launch in Pennesseewassee Park on Route 118 on Norway

Lake. The weekly Kayaking Wellness program will start Saturday, July 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the public boat launch and continue through August. Please check and the Center’s Facebook page for schedule and updates or call 890-0329 for information.

Popular jazz history course at Mountain Top CONWAY, N.H. — Mike Sakash will be presenting his popular jazz history course, The Jazz Standards, again this summer on Wednesdays, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Room at Mountain Top Music Center in Conway village, starting June 27. The course is open to the public on a walk-in basis. Classes will explore the rich history of seven essential jazz “standards” from the Great American Songbook starting with two by Irving Berlin, Blue Skies on June 27 and How Deep is the Ocean on July 11. The course will continue with Cole Porter’s All of You, Jobim’s How Insensitive, Young and Washington’s Stella by Starlight, and Carmichael and Mercer’s Skylark, and wrapping up with After You’ve Gone by Turner Layton and Henry Creamer on Aug. 15. Each class will follow the life of one song from its inception through a wide variety of interpretations by jazz singers, instrumentalists, big bands,

and jazz combos. Along the way, the class will discover the often surprising stories that accompany these favorites, songs that many of us have known most of our lives but never really listened to carefully or looked at in depth. Guided listening sessions, fun discussions, videos, and live demonstrations will give participants a deeper understanding of the tunes and the musicians who made them famous. Saxophonist Mike Sakash currently performs locally and with the 18-member Portland Jazz Orchestra, and teaches jazz on both saxophone and clarinet at Mountain Top Music and at the award-winning Music Department of Fryeburg Academy, where he is the current chairman. The cost of the course is $70 per person for all seven classes, or $15 per person per class for drop-ins. For more information or to register in advance for the entire series visit www.mountaintopmusic. org or call 603-447-4737.

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Saturday, June 23 Short Folks for Hope Foundation Folk Fair, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Longley Square, Main St., Norway. Arts, crafts, music, demonstrations, youth activities, and more. To benefit cancer support organizations. FMI Poland Spring Heritage Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Poland Spring Resort, 640 Maine St., Poland. A great day of family fun with many free activites. Strawberry Festival, music on the gazebo, plenty of crafters, games for kids, bouncy houses, hug a truck, and much more! Tours of the Maine State Building, All Souls Chapel, and the Historic Poland Spring Bottling Facility. FMI 9984142 or e-mail

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Realizing a dream

WE DID IT — Senior Rachel Shanks gives head coach David Keenan a hug following Friday’s crowninig moment. (Rivet Photo)

MOMENT TO REMEMBER — Lake Region seniors (left to right) Lindsey Keenan (#18), Lauren Jakobs (#20) and Olivia Deschenes (#14) celebrate a state title and prepare to show off the school’s first girls’ lacrosse championship trophy to fans at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. (Rivet Photo)

Mission completed!

Dominant second half leads Lakers to school’s first lacrosse state title By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — Lauren Jakobs seemed nearly unstoppable on lacrosse’s biggest stage last Friday at Fitzpatrick Stadium, scoring a career-high seven goals, but unselfish play propelled Lake Region to its first state championship. “When we all work together and share the ball, we are unstoppable,” the LR senior said. “Our offense works so well together since we have been playing together for so long. We know how everyone is going to move and cut. Lindsey (Keenan) and I, especially, have some sort of telepathy that allows us to predict where the other will be to receive the ball.” Precision passing and an arsenal of deadly shooters on the offensive side turned a close battle (8-6 at the half) into a Lake Region rout as Coach David Keenan’s gang rolled to a 19-9 victory over second-seed St. Dom’s of Auburn (11-4) to claim the Class C State championship. “Multiple weapons, that’s been our strength. We have several talented players that are unselfish, really care about each other, and never get down, even when we aren’t playing well,” Coach Keenan said. “They don’t get mad at each other, they have each other’s back.” While the Saints relied heavily on senior Caroline Gastonguay (three goals and an assist) and junior Avery Lutrzykowski (four goals) for scoring, the Lakers unloaded shots from every direction and had six different players find the back of the net. The Lakers were like a finely-tuned orchestra. Jakobs and Keenan were the conductors on the offensive end, directing traffic, zipping passes through tight spaces to set up teammates for quality shot chances, and recognizing when the Saints’ defense opened up ever so slightly, giving them a crack to make a spin move or quick burst, resulting in pinpoint, bullets past SD goalie Simone Long. “Lindsey and Lauren are phenomenal. Lindsey has been the quarterback of the offense, controlling things at the line. Lauren is an amazing defender and, on offense, is equally incredible. She controls things up top. Both have the skills to either score or create scoring chances for their teammates, which we saw today,” Coach Keenan said. “When you move the ball the way these girls can, there isn’t much a defense can do. Lindsey and Lauren know the game so well — having played since fifth grade and also on summer teams — they know when to pass,

REACHING THE ULTIMATE GOAL — LR senior Lindsey Keenan shares a hug with assistant coach, Carrie Bush. (Rivet Photo)

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ENJOYABLE BUS RIDE HOME as champions for Class C State, members of the Lake Region girls’ lacrosse team flash plenty of smiles and #1 signs. (Photo by Dena Dunn) when to make a move and when to shoot.” Jakobs attributes her feel for the game to lots of game experience and strong coaching. “I think I do a good job of seeing the field and knowing when to cut, pass, drive or possibly make a play on defense. My lacrosse IQ is higher than others, and the reason is because I play almost year-round,” she said. “Throughout the season, I tried to improve in different areas, especially the draw/face off. My coaches really have helped me improve all aspects of my game this season, and the past four years.” Slow starts had plagued the Lakers in their two opening playoff wins against NYA and Freeport. Not Friday. Jakobs scored two minutes into the state final when a soft roller barely skidded into the right corner of the cage. While the Saints’ speed up front concerned Coach Keenan, the Lakers showed they too could jet down the field. Freshman Shauna Hancock scooped up a loose ball, fired a strike to Jakobs, who in turn flicked a pass to Melissa Bonenfant, who ripped a liner from the left side to put the Lakers up 2-1. If the Saints’ defensive plan was to key on Keenan and Jakobs, the Lakers proved they certainly are multi-dimensional. Bonenfant made a nifty pass over the SD net to fellow senior Rachel Shanks, who made a hard cut across the goal crease, received the pass and quickly pulled the trigger for a score. “Rachel was our leading goal scorer this year,” Coach Keenan said. “We have so many tre-

mendous athletes on this team. Melissa Bonenfant was tremendous. Aisley (Sturk) and Paige (Davis) at midfield, phenomenal. You can keep going down the line, great, talented kids.” A willingness to share the ball and shots comes naturally to this group of Lakers, Lindsey Keenan said. “In practice, we work on everyone touching the ball. Not one player stands out more than the others. You see Melissa scoring, then Paige, everyone can score. When you see other teams score, they just run back to the center line. When we score, we

congratulate that player. We all value assists more than goals. That’s special, and I think that’s what makes us great,” she said. “We celebrate others’ successes more than our own — that’s every single girl on this team. That’s why winning here today is even more special. We did it together.” Up 5-3 with 8:01 left in the half, the Lakers hit their stride by scoring three goals in four minutes. Despite having trouble controlling draws (the Saints held an 11-3 advantage in the first half), the Laker defense — JAKOBS, Page 2C

• Total goals scored this season 233 (15.5 goals per game) vs. 108 goals allowed (7.2 goals per game). • Seniors Rachel Shanks, Lauren Jakobs and Lindsey Keenan each had over 100 goals over their four years on varsity. • Lauren Jakobs had just under 200 total points (goals and assists) and Lindsey Keenan had 305 total points. What it took...... When Coach David Keenan was asked what it took to build the high school girls’ lacrosse program into a state champion, he offered these thoughts: • First, you have to have a group of unselfish girls, who want to learn the game of lacrosse, starting at the most basic level, and with the understanding that no matter how well they do the first two years, they will not be eligible to play in any playoff games. (First year, we had to be classified as a club-only and played five games, and the second year, we had to play a JV schedule). • Next, they had to be willing to buy into a culture where winning was really important, but not nearly as important as developing a culture that was “drama free,” where the girls valued treating each other with kindness and respect. • The value of having someone as amazing as Coach Carrie Bush join the program in our second season cannot even be put into words. • Having the girls accept the fact that “effort” can beat talent, any day. • Encouraging the girls to enjoy the journey and all the “firsts” that they’ve accomplished along the way as much as if they had just won the state championship. Record as a varsity program 2015: 9-3, lost by five in quarterfinals 2016: 8-4, lost by one in quarterfinals 2017: 8-5, lost by one in semi-finals 2018: 13-2, won state title

THE BEST — Lake Region players (left to right) Shayla Dunn, Mackenzie Siebert, Melissa Bonenfant and Lindsey Keenan show off their championship medals before catching the bus back to Naples following last Friday’s 19-9 victory over St. Dom’s in the Class C State lacrosse championship. (Photo by Dena Dunn)

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READY FOR FIRE a shot is Lake Region senior Lindsey Keenan while defended by a pair of Saints.

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PLAYING SOME TIGHT DEFENSE — Lake Region defender Shayla Dunn guards Saints’ scoring threat, Caroline Gastonguay. (Rivet Photo)

Jakobs strikes career best SD Coach Leslie Klenk felt the LR netminders were difference-makers. “Their goalies, both of them, they had an outstanding game for them. We shot a lot of shots, and they saved a lot, so I think they should be commended for a big part of their win,” Klenk said. Coach Keenan loves what each girl brings to the net. “This is why they split the game. They’re both great, so how do you pick? They’re both very different, and it can really mess up offenses. One comes out. The other stays back and plays it tight. Different, but they both have great results,” he said. “And, they get along great. Not a second of back-stabbing. They gen-

uinely support each other. That’s rare.” “It’s really cool because between Maddie and I, it isn’t a competition. We work well together. We both want to win,” junior Emily Lake said. “We talk a lot. She’ll tell me what they’re doing, if they are making lots of cuts or this person shoots this way or this person stays behind the goal. It is really good to watch the first half and see that, and then get her point of view — it really helps.” While working the net is obviously stressful, both embrace the challenge. “I enjoy the intensity. The fact it comes down to us. If we make the save, it’s like a heroic moment. But, we do it for the team,” Nelson said. “Why be a goalie? Because we’re crazy, in a good way. You have to have a lot of heart and a lot of self-confidence to be a goalie because you are always putting your body on the line. I can count the number of saves by the number of bruises on my arms and legs.” Lake started to play goalie in fourth grade, and stuck with it. “At first, it was a necessity because we needed a goalie. So, I decided to try it. Then, it became actually enjoyable. Some people think it’s crazy because you have rubber balls being whipped at you at 90 mph,” she said. “The adrenaline is really cool. There are shots that you aren’t supposed to make the save, but when you do, it’s really exciting.” Nelson felt once the Lakers’ defense got a feel for how the Saints hoped to attack, the group made a few adjustments and they “locked it down.” Until the final minute of the half. In a span of 50.3 seconds, the Saints put a little doubt into the Lakers’ heads by scoring three ON THE ATTACK, Lake Region senior Lauren Jakobs times to make it 8-6 at intermissplits the St. Dom’s defense, Rileigh Stebbins and Elsa sion. Lee. (Continued from Page 1C) lead by Hailey Parsons, Olivia Deschenes, Shayla Dunn and Paige Davis — formed a tight bubble around goalkeeper Maddie Nelson, knocking down passes or prying the ball free from Saint defenders. When the Saints managed to get shots off, Nelson was up to the challenge. “Maddie made six, seven, eight saves in a row. She saved us early on. It could have been a whole different ball game if she hadn’t made those saves, one-on-one with some great shooters,” Coach Keenan said. LR splits time between the post with senior Maddie Nelson opening games and junior Emily Lake coming on as the closer.

Head Coach: David Keenan Assistant Coach: Carrie Bush Seniors #1 Madelyn Nelson, GK #5 Aisley Sturk, MID #8 Rachel Shanks, ATK #9 Melissa Bonenfant, ATK #10 Hailey Parsons, D #14 Olivia Deschenes, D #18 Lindsey Keenan, ATK #20 Lauren Jakobs, MID #24 Isabelle Davis-White, ATK #33 Meghan Harmon, D Juniors #2 Emma Brown, ATK #3 Emily Lake, GK #4 Neva Leavitt, MID #13 Paige Davis, MID #15 Shayla Dunn, D Sophomores #11 Gabriella Hall, ATK #17 Leah Clavette, D #27 Kendyl Ridlon, D Freshmen #3 Rene Carver, D #6 Rebecca Roy, MID #12 Shauna Hancock, ATK #16 Mackenzie Siebert, MID #22 Allison Vogel, D #23 Leah Brogan, ATK #26 Bella Russo, MID #28 Julia Carpenter, D ATK— Attack MID — Midfield D — Defense GK — Goalkeeper St. Dom’s Seniors: 9 Juniors: 5 Sophomores: 3 Freshmen: 7

PROTECTING THE NET are Laker seniors Olivia Deschenes (left) and Hailey Parsons as SD’s Caroline Gastonguay lines up a shot.

“Just lost my focus,” Nelson said. Coach Keenan, who is often soft-spoken, unloaded on his club. “They were putting in more of an effort than we were. They outhustled us. They are very talented, and that’s how they can score — rapid-fire. We knew that,” he said. Two big concerns were the Saints’ dominance in winning I’M OKAY, COACH — LR freshman Shauna Hancock draws and scooping up loose gives the thumbs up sign after being knocked down in the second half. balls. “Ground balls are like TOGETHERNESS, Page 4C

PULLING THE TRIGGER on a shot despite the efforts of two St. Dom’s defenders is Lake Region freshman Mackenzie Siebert.

For the Record

Final Record: 13-2 Yarmouth 15, Lakers 12 Lakers 17, NYA 5 Lakers 16, Oceanside 1 Lakers 14, Wells 4 Lakers 16, Windham 7 Lakers 11, St. Dom’s 10, 2OT Lakers 17, Biddeford 7 Lakers 19, Fryeburg 3 Lakers 18, Morse 6 Lakers 12, Waynflete 5 Lakers 13, Greely 10 Cape 12, Lakers 11, 2OT Playoffs Lakers 19, NYA 6 Lakers 19, Freeport 8 Lakers 19, St. Dom’s 9

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‘Togetherness’ was key (Continued from Page 2C) rebounds in basketball. If you don’t win the ground balls, you usually don’t win the game,” Coach Keenan added. “Controlling draws is about effort. The ball hits the ground, they were there first. It was just about who wanted it the most. In the first half, they (St. Dom’s) did. The second half, we clearly did, and that was the difference.” Jakobs said the coach’s halftime message was heard loud and clear. “I think our team did a great job coming into the game confident. Our passing and shooting were great to begin with, and our defense was playing great as well,” she said. “Faceoffs are all about effort, and we just weren’t putting in as much effort as St. Dom’s. It took coach yelling at us (which he does not do often) for us to want that ball more than them. We were obviously upset when they scored those three quick goals. It showed us that even though we were ahead, they could come back easily. I think it got us riled up and angry,


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and we were able to transform that emotion into aggression!” LR cranked up their aggressiveness, scoring 11 times in the second half to reach 19 goals for the third straight playoff game. Meanwhile, the Saints’ offense was quieted, as LR turned in a complete game. “The seniors have been around long enough to know that if they put in the effort, they could win the game. They came out in the second half and gave full effort. I am so proud of them,” Coach Keenan said. “Being on top is crucial for us because we like to play a slow, deliberate game. We are very patient. You can’t be patient if you are losing.” The Saints closed the gap to 9-7 with 20:34 left in regulation, but that would be as close as they would get. Unlike the previous meeting — a double overtime thriller with the Lakers emerging victorious — this time LR left no doubts. Winning a majority of the draws, LR widened the gap on goals by Jakobs, Shanks and


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NAPLES – LONG LAKE — Beautiful 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath contemporary home, custom-built in 2004, with lots of glass overlooking ±67 ft. of Long Lake sandy bottom frontage on 1.6 beautifullylandscaped acres. Cherry kitchen with breakfast area, master bedroom with large master bath and makeup area on 1st floor. Lower level finished to family room and 2 more bedrooms and bath. 3 FHA furnaces with central air. $990,900 MLS #1344201 Anne Plummer Legere, 207-232-3727

Bonenfant in a 76-second span. The “future” surfaced as speedy freshman Mackenzie Siebert made several strong rushes nearly the length of the field, and crafty Shauna Hancock recorded a “lefty” goal. “She (Mackenzie) is going to be something special. Just a freshman, she is very talented. Along with Shauna Hancock, who has amazing quickness and so much poise for a freshman, and Bella Russo, another freshman who is out there on draws in a state game, the talent these players have and others bodes well for our program in the years to come,” Coach Keenan said. The mix of seasoned veterans and promising rookies blended extremely well for the Lakers. “The way we look at it, we don’t see it as you’re a freshman. We are all the same. We are Lakers. We take those risks, passing to younger players, believing they can make plays — and they did. In the end, we all played as one,” Lindsey Keenan said. For Jakobs and six other



NAPLES — This Raised Ranch offers 2+ bedrooms, 2 full baths, open concept eat-in kitchen. The master bedroom has its own bath and large, walk-in closet with washer/dryer. Radiant heat. Nice, convenient location close to the Naples Causeway and all the Lake Region fun! $169,900 MLS #1354760 Jocelyn O'Rourke-Shane, 207-838-5555

HARRISON — Unique Octagon Contemporary situated on peaceful 1.9 acres, with shared sandy bottom waterfront and deeded/owned dock on Long Lake. Park-like setting at waterfront to enjoy a swim or picnic with family. Spacious open concept living, large master suite with private deck. 2 bedrooms and bath in lower level with separate sitting area with propane stove for warming up on this chilly nights Maine is famous for. Large deck off 2nd floor with plenty of room for entertaining with family and friends. Includes oversized detached 1-car garage and well-manicured landscaping. A must see property for year-round enjoyment. $347,500 MLS #1352672 Lauri Kinser, 207-310-3565

MAKING A BID FOR A GOAL is Lake Region freshman midfielder Bella Russo. (Rivet Photo) Lakers, they experienced the heartbreak of falling just short of the ultimate prize — a state title — when they lost in the Class B state basketball finals this past winter. The loss, however, proved valuable in helping players reach their dream. “That experience definitely helped because I know that the other basketball girls and I wanted to win this time around. Getting to the state championship is not a common occurrence, so we wanted to leave everything out on the field,” Jakobs said. As the final seconds ticked off the game clock, Lindsey Keenan controlled the ball and then sprinted toward midfield as the buzzer sounded to celebrate with her teammates. “They (St. Dom’s) were an amazing team and we knew they could come back at any time. Once we were up six or seven, I knew it was our game. Our offense and defense work so well together. I knew we wouldn’t let it slip,” Keenan said. “We have all been working together since fourth or fifth grade. We’ve grown up with this same group of girls. For us seniors, we knew this was our last time. We wanted to end this with a bang. Definitely, the most amazing thing I’ve experienced in my life. We have the stick skills and that kind of makes up for the fact that we’re not the speediest team in the conference. What we have is great team chemistry and stick skills.” It also meant the world to Lindsey Keenan to share a title with her dad, Coach Keenan, who launched the program eight years ago, developed it and cap-

STOW — This property is like no other around, with mountain views in a picturesque setting! This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, open concept living with cherry kitchen and granite countertops. This home can easily be converted to have an in-law apartment, and has a screened porch, large deck, 2-car garage and barn. With ±1,000 ft. frontage on the Cold River and sandy beach, it's a great place to take a swim on a warm summer day! $324,900 MLS #1356107 Jocelyn O'Rourke-Shane, 207-838-5555

NAPLES – LONG LAKE — Architecturallydesigned 4-bedroom, 6-bath contemporary home with floor-to-ceiling windows with lake views and sunsets from all 3 floors. ±7,700 sq. ft. Master suite on 2nd floor. SieMatic kitchen, exercise room, 5person sauna and steam shower, family room, game room, decks and screened-in porch. 3-car attached garage. $1,595,000 MLS #1344131 Anne Plummer Legere, 207-232-3727





NAPLES — This nicely-kept home has a nice open concept kitchen and living room. The sunroom overlooks the nice yard and beautiful green trees. The master bedroom has a full bath and the 2nd bath is plumbed for a shower. Located in a well-established park, the modest monthly space rent includes plowing, water and septic. Close to the Naples Causeway for dining and summer fun! This would be a wonderful year-round or summer home. $42,500 MLS #1355593 Jocelyn O'Rourke-Shane, 207-838-5555

State Final scoring summary First half 22:59, LR Lauren Jakobs, Aisley Sturk assist 22:09, SD Caroline Gastonguay, unassisted 21:06, LR Melissa Bonenfant, Jakobs assist 15:24, LR Rachel Shanks, Bonenfant assist 14:51, SD Charlotte Gastonguay, C. Gastonguay assist 8:53, LR Lauren Jakobs, unassisted 8:22, LR Mackenzie Siebert, unassisted 8:01, SD Caroline Gastonguay, unassisted 7:39, LR Rachel Shanks, Lindsey Keenan assist 7:05, LR Lauren Jakobs, Keenan assist 4:29, LR Lindsey Keenan, unassisted 50.3, SD Caroline Gastonguay, unassisted 31.9, SD Caroline Gastonguay, unassisted 8.6, SD Avery Lutrzykowski, unassisted Halftime: Lakers 8, Saints 6 Second Half 22:40, LR Lindsey Keenan, unassisted 20:34, SD Avery Lutrzykowski, unassisted 19:53, LR Lauren Jakobs, unassisted 19:02, LR Rachel Shanks, Bonenfant assist 18:37, LR Melissa Bonenfant, unassisted 15:18, SD Avery Lutrzykowski, unassisted 14:38, LR Lauren Jakobs, unassisted 13:24, LR Lauren Jakobs, Keenan assist 8:40, LR Rachel Shanks, Keenan assist 7:46, LR Lauren Jakobs, unassisted 7:11, LR Lindsey Keenan, unassisted 6:42, SD Caroline Gastonguay, unassisted 3:59, LR Shauna Hancock, unassisted 2:37, LR Rachel Shanks, unassisted Final score: Lakers 19, Saints 9

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working for this forever,” she said. “Our coaches are crazy, amazing. It’s ridiculous how amazing they are. Everyone contributed today, that’s how it usually is. It’s hard to shut down everyone. Our communication today was really great. It’s been an amazing run. I can’t even explain how much I love my teammates.” Seeing LR players share tight hugs, smiles and tears after winning the school’s first lacrosse title explained it all.

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Hostess: Anne Plummer Legere SEBAGO — Spectacular views of Sebago from this open concept waterfront home with plenty of room, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Come sit on the deck with your coffee and watch the sunrises and eagles on the island nearby. Full finished basement with 2 bedrooms, bath and laundry room. Extra finished room under master bedroom, detached 2-car garage. This one won't last! $599,900 MLS #1349609. Directions: Rt. 114 to Anderson Rd., on Hawk Rd. entrance to Terrace Rd., straight down to home. Anne Plummer Legere, 207-232-3727

tured the ultimate prize Friday. “It’s been so special. He started this team. I wanted to win this for him. All these girls are like his daughters, too. We all wanted to do it for ourselves and the community but, most importantly, we wanted to win the state title for him. He definitely deserves it,” she said. Fellow senior Aisley Sturk echoed that thought. “This is pretty amazing, especially after everything we have been through together, we definitely deserve this. We’ve been

CASCO — 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath farmhouse, in great location to commute to Windham or Lewiston. Sunny covered porch, stone fireplace. Metal roof, vinyl siding and replacement windows 15 years ago. Attached 2-car garage. $115,900 CASCO — With 2 floors, with total of ±4,992 sq. MLS #1343466 ft., the possibilities for this building are many! Set Anne Plummer Legere, 207-232-3727 back off busy Rt. 302, this newly-constructed building is waiting for your finishing and creative ideas for its use! High-visibility location for office space, retail space, salon or restaurant with owner's residence…so many possibilities! Well and septic are already in place. What are you waiting for? $229,900 MLS #1355547 Jocelyn O'Rourke-Shane, 207-838-5555


BRIDGTON — Remodeled 2-bedroom, 1-bath, year-round home with cottage feel to it within feet to Moose Pond boat launch and Shawnee Peak. New drilled well, electrical updated, new refrigerator, stove and dryer in 2016, propane gas stove, new septic system. Adorable separate bunkhouse. $184,900 MLS #1340633 Anne Plummer Legere, 207-232-3727 OTISFIELD — Well-established turnkey village store, all ready for your successful business opportunity! Known for its good food, gathering spot, convenient gas pump, the store is located in the CED REDU heart of Otisfield, close to the Harrison line. This unique property comes with frontage on the Crooked River, complete with a dock to accommodate the people enjoying the river recreation. It's the hub of the area for 4-wheelers, snowmobilers, locals and tourists. Buyers are encouraged to explore the possibility of a potential 2nd floor apartment or other uses through the proper town per- BRIDGTON — Stunning Ranch, completely mitting process! $189,000 MLS #1316463 remodeled with high-end finishes! This 3-bedroom Jocelyn O'Rourke-Shane, 207-838-5555 home is in walking distance to shops, library, restaurants, theater and more. Nestled away on a priCall 207-693-5200 for more vate intown lot. Direct access to the Dunning information on these listings Bridge and Pondicherry Park for a beautiful, easy or visit our website at hike! $189,900 MLS #1348475 Jocelyn O'Rourke-Shane, 207-838-5555



Bridgton – Shared Moose Pond waterfront at Alpine Village, great rental or a terrific vacation home. 3BR, 1BA, very close to Shawnee Peak ski area. All furnishings included. $165,000

Harrison – Large eat-in kit., 4BR, 2BA. Close to 2 town beaches, walking distance to downtown, pumpkin pine flooring, attached barn, summer kit., formal dining, and 1st floor BR. $275,500

Denmark – 1800s original farmhouse set on 5 stunning acres including fields and mtn. view. 4BR, 1BA, det. garage, beautiful private property. Fryeburg school system. $169,000

Bridgton – 1-level living in a country setting, yet close to downtown in the spacious home. Open liv./kit./din., 3BR, full BA plus a sunny family room. $99,500

Harrison – 3BR cape with “summer room” that connects to 2story barn with finished room and 1/2BA above, sets on 2 acres with mature trees and scenic views of farms and fields. $138,900

Bridgton – To-be-built Long Lake home set on a spectacular 1.6acre peninsula with over 600 ft. of private frontage with dock space in the harbor. Sandy beach and tons of room. $899,000

Bridgton – Fantastic views of the Presidential Range, including Mt. Washington. 2 acres, quiet area of fine upscale homes. 5 minutes to Shawnee Peak! $114,900

Harrison – 4BR Cape with wide pine wood floors, mudroom, open concept, wood stove. 1st floor BR and full BA, 3BR up with master BA and 2nd full BA, large back deck, granite counters. $225,000

Sweden – 8-acre lot in rural area close to Shawnee Peak, Bridgton downtown and only 30 minutes to North Conway, N.H. Potential south-facing scenic views. $40,000 Lovell – 5.73-acre lot in a pretty country setting, stonewalls, and a view of the cliffs of Sabattus Mountain, a hiker’s favorite. $29,900

Fun & games

June 21, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 5C

This week’s puzzle theme:

The Fourth of July

ACROSS 1. Battle ____, pl. 6. Baseball Giant and hall-offamer 9. Strikebreaker 13. Give out 14. What’s old is new again, prefix 15. Money carrier 16. Floridian predator 17. Sin’s and cos’ partner 18. Don’t just stand there 19. *Salad ingredient at a barbecue 21. *One of thirteen in 1776 23. Knighthood designation 24. “____ your keep” 25. Aladdin, for short 28. “The Nutcracker” outfit 30. Soft-boiled egg holder 35. Mark for omission 37. Torso 39. Salpae, sing. 40. Like a devoted fan 41. Bear Down Under 43. Mongolian desert 44. Honey wine, pl. 46. Russian monarch 47. Shakespeare’s “at another time” 48. *____ Continental Congress 50. Research facil. 52. One of Bo Peep’s flock 53. Smidgen 55. Three strikes 57. *Celebratory events on the 4th 61. *”The Star-Spangled Banner”

64. *How you might find most drinks on the 4th 65. Have a cold, e.g. 67. Opposite of ecbatic 69. Step 70. ____ de Janeiro 71. Burnt ____ 72. ____ in captivity 73. Canine command 74. Like yellow polka dot bikini DOWN 1. Go low, as in jeans 2. Show appreciation 3. Choir voice 4. “____: The Saga of an American Family” 5. Gibraltar, e.g. 6. On top of 7. *Out-of-favor beverage? 8. Polynesian kingdom 9. Court petitioner 10. Rugged rock 11. Fungal spore sacs 12. Between Phi and Kappa 15. Fork tips 20. Lorry in America 22. Old-fashioned “before” 24. Europe/Asia portmanteau 25. *One of 3 Presidents to die on July 4th 26. “Drove my chevy to the ____” 27. Hipbone-related 29. Thomas the Engine’s warning 31. Lady née Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta 32. Star Wars attacker

33. 34. 36. 38. 42. 45. 49. 51.

Violinist’s stroke *”Common Sense” author Edible root of taro plant Dashing style Result of match play? More than snide Bambi’s mom Interjection for disap-

proval 54. Plural of #46 Across 56. Recurring melody 57. Fancy-schmancy 58. Initial stake 59. Iranian money 60. Opposite of base 61. A bunch

62. River in Bohemia 63. Demeanor 66. *Mad King George’s

number 68. “____, the Beloved Country”

Solutions on Page 8C

Preparation for 4 on Fourth Race in full swing The Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Race Committee is busy with preparations for the annual 4th of July race — this year on a Wednesday, start time 8 a.m. More than 1,000 runners are already registered for the race, and campers are soon to arrive. “A record number of campers is possible this year,” reports Race Director, Jim Cossey, “and runners are registering at the same rate as in 2017, so we expect to

have more than 2,200 registrations.” Registration for the 4 on the Fourth is only online ( In 2017, for safety reasons, the Race Committee implemented limitations on who can be in the front section of the start pack. For the 2017 race, runners with finish times of 29 minutes or less for the four-mile race were admitted to the front section. For this year’s

race, there will be controlled access to the front two sections of the start pack with the front section limited to runners who have finish times of 27:00 minutes or less. The second section of the start pack will be for runners with demonstrated finish times of 27:01 to 31:00 minutes. Additionally, barriers will be used to prevent anyone from entering the front two sections from the sides.

Cossey pointed out that with start mats, finish times are adjusted for the delay between the announced start of the race (gun time) and the time an individual runner crosses the start mat, so there’s no reason for the rush to cross the start mat that seems to occur each year. The race will adjust further if necessary after seeing how controlling the front two sections works in this year’s race. In addition to the four-

LR track & field camp underway Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Where: Lake Region High School’s track complex Cost: $30 per camper total (no matter how many days attended) or $70 maximum per family. Camp T-shirt and water bottle included. Checks: Payable to Lake Region Track and Field What to Bring: Each camper should wear proper athletic attire: sneakers, socks, shorts, t-shirt. Payment expected by second day of camp or sent, prior

Fairway chips

Bridgton Highlands Ladies Golf The tournament for the week last Wednesday, June 13, was “Throw Out Worst Hole!” First gross winner was Donna Bleakney. Second gross winner was Carolyn Stanhope. First net winner was Nita Barker. Second net winner was Susan Jordan. The pot was won by Donna Bleakney, hitting eight out of nine fairways with her drives. Bridgton Highlands Weekend Sweeps It looked like a lot of dads out there on Father’s Day were better off staying in bed, as several groups were shooting numbers more akin to the winter bowling league than summer golf. In the end, Andy Thombs (74) claimed the Low Gross and Ryan Walker (71) took home Low Net honors. Other winners included: Low Gross Front 9: Jim Thombs (36) Low Gross Back 9: Cliff Walker (36) Low Net Front 9: Blaine Chapman (33) Low Net Back 9: Wayne Kuvaja (35). Upcoming events: First round of President’s Cup match play begins this Saturday, June 23. Editor’s Note: Area courses are invited to send in weekly results, as well as information regarding upcoming tournaments and special events. Send information via e-mail to by 5 p.m. on Mondays. There is no charge.

to June 16 to: Mark Snow, 47 Higgins Hill, Casco, ME 04015 (627-6087; mark. snow@lakeregionschools. org) Camper’s name: Grade entering: Address: Phone: Parent (name), I authorize the LR Track and Field camp

staff to provide emergency attention when necessary. I will not hold LR Track and Field camp, it’s staff, or Lake Region High School responsible for accidental injury. Parent Signature: Please include parent e-mail address for daily updates and possible delays due to poor weather.

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Lake Region outdoor track & field head coach Mark Snow is conducting this camp designed for boys and girls entering Grades 1–7. He will be assisted by LRMS and LRHS team members. Campers will learn about the sport of track & field. Skills and concepts to be covered include sprinting, endurance, throwing, jumping, relays and overall fitness. Dates: June 19–June 29 (total of nine possible days)

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mile race, the 3rd Annual Kids Fun Run will take place in the area behind Stevens Brook Elementary School on Tuesday, July 3, at 4:30 p.m. Online and Race Day registration are available for the Kids Fun Run. Following this year’s race and having directed the race since 2006, Cossey will turn over the responsibilities of race director to Bill Graham, who has been “ghosting” as race director since 2017.

Cossey will continue to be involved with the race by managing the race registration process. Cossey expressed his appreciation for the volunteers and the town’s Police and Fire Departments for their continued support of the race. Approximately 95 volunteers are needed to “put on” the race. Anyone interested in volunteering can e-mail contact information to the race at

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BRIDGTON – Unique Highland Lake Waterfront Classic 1920s Maine cottage, on priv. 1.3-acre lot bounded by Hazen Brook. The cottage has a lg. wraparound porch, open floor plan w/ skylights, 1 bdrm., 1 bath, w/option for 2nd bdrm., as well as many expansion possibilities. Property includes outside shower, new dock & mooring, updated septic, well & roof. Most furnishings included. Great views. $299,900

BRIDGTON – Come and see this large older home which has been well-maintained. The kitchen is big, certainly an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room/ pellet stove and several built-ins. There are 4 rooms upstairs. All of this plus a 2-car garage, all on a good-sized lot and close to the village. This house has a lot of character. $174,900


CUSTOM HOME UPSCALE MANY UPGRADES 4-BEDROOM HOME BRIDGTON – Excellent condition, many upgrades in this home. Enjoy custom hardwood floors, cherry cabinets, open concept layout. Cathedral ceiling in the open living room, dining and kitchen. Dining area opens out to a deck. 3 bedrooms on the same level. Master suite has an attached bath. Large family room on the bottom floor, attached 2-car garage with extra storage area. Nicely-landscaped, private setting. Enjoy this peaceful area, just minutes away from town. $259,000


DESIRABLE HOME NAPLES – It is a pleasure to show this beautiful, well-maintained home with many upgrades, wood floors, custom kitchen, 1st floor laundry, central air, master bedroom with bath and walk-in closet, cathedral ceilings for the open concept living area, windows galore for excellent lighting, oversized 2-car garage, and a great shed that would make a wonderful playhouse. A must see. $299,000

BRIDGTON – Beautifully-decorated and wonderfully-maintained Colonial-style home located on a large private lot, open concept kitchen/family room with pellet stove which leads onto a spacious deck for summer entertaining along with lower level deck! 1st floor offers a formal dining room with French doors, comfortable living room, 3/4 bath and entry room for coats and boots. 4 bedrooms. Huge finished room, family room, or office space! $259,900


CLASSIC FARMHOUSE BRIDGTON – Beautiful New England style farmhouse in prime location. Many upgrades. New kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinets. Gleaming wood floors throughout home. Room for a large family with 4+ bedrooms. All new windows, 2 brick hearths with wood stoves. Family room opens out to the open deck, screened porch area and bar. Attached 2-story barn. Workshop you have been waiting for. Home and barn have all new exterior siding and roofing. Just down the road from the golf course, Highland Lake. $349,900

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‘Little’ this time

The twin Deer Hills sit like gatekeepers at the southern end of Evans Notch, rising from the rolling farmland just south of the impressive array of mountains that flank the Notch on either side of Maine Route 113. The Denmark Mountain Hikers have climbed both Little Deer Hill (1,080 feet) and Big Deer Hill (1,367 feet) several times in the past. On our recent hike, we approached Little Deer Hill from the north, along the delightful Leach Link Trail. This trail begins at the Shell Pond Road and follows along the east bank of Cold River through big hemlocks and hardwoods for 1.2 miles to the trail to Little Deer Hill. The trail along the river was a riot

Regional sports

Senior Rambles Hiking Trips & Tips by Allen Crabtree of different wildflowers in bloom, and we spotted both pink and white lady slippers, Indian cucumber, Canada Mayflowers, Bunch Berries and Star Flowers. Little Deer Hill is just over the Maine-New Hampshire line. The Cold River forms the western border of Little Deer Hill, and at the foot of the mountain is the Chester Memorial Dam across Cold River. This dam was an early project of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and was given by W.R. Chester in memory of Miss Mabel C. Chester, one of the original enthusiastic

founders of the AMC Cold River Camp (, located on the banks of the Cold River just west of Little Deer Hill. The AMC Cold River AMC developed the camp there in 1919 and operates it during the summer offer- TIME TO CLIMB — Denmark Mountain Hikers on the Deer Hill trail. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) ing cabin lodging and out- door activities. The Baker gristmill used to be located compass and John had a brief ing of 35 degrees the group forth, until we all reached here and the Chester dam compass and map orienteer- picked out trees and rocks the snowmobile trail. From creates a swimming pool in ing session. Our objective to aim for as we left the there, the trail winds around summer for the guests at was to strike out cross-coun- hiking trail. Once at the “tar- and down through the woods the AMC Cold River Camp. try toward the snowmobile get” tree, another compass until it reaches the trailhead When we reached the dam, trail to the north of the Deer sight was taken to another of the Leach Link Trail and RAMBLES, Page 8C water flows in the river were Hills. With a compass bear- tree farther along, and so low, and the pools of water on the rocks were small. It was warm and very humid, and enticed John to take N AGLES INGS NC a quick dip in the river. “Delightful,” was his comment. From the dam it is only On Eagles Wings, Inc., in Bridgton provides services for the public at a charge, and free for those going through cancer treatment in the another 0.9 miles of moderBridgton area. In order to keep going we need your help — there are a ate climbing to the summit number of options to assist us. of Little Deer Hill. We had a grand view Sell or buy a property with Ann M. Ruel of Keller Williams Real from the summit of Little Estate and she donates 10% of her proceeds from closings to On Deer Hill to the dark storm Eagles Wings, Inc. Ann Ruel is founder, executive director, and clouds moving over the reflexologist for the wellness center. She has sold real estate in the Baldfaces in the west. The Lake Region for over 30 years and knows the market. Please give her a weather radar on the cellcall if you would like to get a value on your property and have phone of one of our hikquestions on the current real estate market. ers showed an angry band Current listings Ann has for sale — she specializes in unique and of rain and thunderstorms lakefront properties. In 2017 Ann sold $2.7 million in properties and rapidly approaching from provided love and comfort for those going through cancer treatment. the west. Getting soaked in a heavy downpour is never LONG LAKE, BRIDGTON, high on our list of things $1,150,000. Attention to detail and to do on a hike, but getting quality is evident when you walk through caught on an exposed sumthis unique and one-of-a-kind custom-built mit with thunder and lightLog Home. The living room has an open ning is just plain dangerous. and grand feeling with wonderful After a quick summit photo cathedral ceilings. Custom kitchen with of the group, we scooted granite counters, radiant off the summit and headed heat throughout. Area of down the trail in the trees quality homes. The 155 towards Big Deer Hill to feet of waterfront on the east. Long Lake has a sandy Once we reached the col bottom for swimming. FLOWS in the Cold River over the Chester Memorial between the two Deer Hills, View online at: Ideal getaway. 3 Dam were low. (Photo by Amy Morton) everyone pulled out their

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June 21, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 7C

LRMS honor roll announced Grade 6 Honors Gabriel Lunt, Liley Lavoie and Aliyah Stone. Grade 7 High Honors Addison Allen, Elizabeth Brewer, Jack Bueler, III, Ian Carras, Marlow Dinsmore, Carly Dyer, Olivia England, Alecssander Freitas, Kailee Gaudreau, Elizabeth Gray, Ezra Gronlund, Larissa Harmon, Caitlin Lees, Abigail Littlefield, Melissa Mayo, Annabelle Montgomery, Giavanna Obermeyer, Daniel O’Kane, Elissa Potter, Madison Richard, Bryleigh Roakes, Emily Rock, James St. Peter, Dexter Thayer, Owen Theriault and Payton Vogen. Grade 8 High Honors Allison Baker, Rebecca Caron, Eleanor Cowan, David Delvecchio, Noah Duprey, Keeley Elliott, Abigail Elsaesser, Samuel Fickett, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Kelsey Gerry, Genevieve Goodspeed, Kaytrien Hall, Corbyn Hatch, Tavyn Hazelton, Emmitt LAKE REGION MIDDLE SCHOOL POETS (left to right) James Lone from Bridgton, Herrick, Sabrina Lopez, Ann Miller, Lauren Roy from Bridgton and Brayden Hebert from Naples. Annie O’Connor, Keegan Owens, Ainsley Pendexter, Leah Plummer, Emily Ranco, Caydence Riley, Michael Ross, II, Kathryn Rose, Emma Rothrock, Brianna Sargent, Pamela Sargent, Wilson Secord, Shelby-Lynn Sheldrick, Elizabeth Smith, Trey Spearrin, Rainy Night I believed him because he was as skinny Brooke Toole, Nicholas Towns, Jo-Hannah By James Lone as a snake. Vincent and Aleah Warren. One rainy night A band is playing 32.7 Seconds The rain is tapping on the roof By Lauren Roy The wind is singing loud and clear The snow is part of me, And thunder is playing the drums providing free, nutritious The course is in my brain. Lightning is setting off a light show that meals to children. No appliIt happens so fast, All wish to see cation is needed. All kids and A sight for all Left, right, teens age 18 and under are Double, A sight for me welcome! single, A sight for everyone to see If you wish to file a Civil hair pin. When the moon sets Rights program complaint I can’t hesitate, The light of a million stars is out of discrimination, comNot even for a second The rain turns to fog plete the USDA Program I’m in the flush, it’s hard, I know Thunder sharing the boom no more Discrimination Complaint Knowing that I’m not far from the finish The drums stop, the lights go out, Form, found online at http:// But don’t dare to think about it. Good morning! ice is hard strong to 1 p.m. plaint_filing_cust.html or But I’m stronger The Homeless Man • Casco Community at any USDA office, or call Three gates left, By Brayden Hebert Center – June 25 to Aug. 17 866-632-9992 to request the In my tuck, Homeless man, from 12 to 1 p.m. form. You may also write a I’m turning Bald as the sun, • Bridgton Recreation – letter containing all of the Last gate Caring as a bun, June 25 to Aug. 17 from 8 to information requested in the Boom! Happy as can be 9 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m. form. Send your completed I crash. I tried to give him money, but he said Volunteers are needed to complaint form or letter to us My helmet, “Keep your coins, I want to change.” support the free meal sites for by mail at U.S. Department Scraping the ice So I gave him food kids and teens, between the of Agriculture, Director, Like nails on a chalkboard. And he said, “Thank you, I haven’t eaten hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 Office of Adjudication, 1400 I make sure I’m not broken. in years,” p.m. Volunteers are needed Independence Avenue, S.W., I feel pain in my back. And you know what? for food prep, serving meals, Washington, D.C. 20250I hit it on the gate. He was very happy. delivering meals, recording 9410, by fax 202-690-7442 I stand up. So, then I left. the number of meals served, or email at program.intake@ 32.7 seconds. When he said that he hasn’t eaten much facilitating group activities or

Lake Region Middle School highly values the hard work and dedication of its students. In celebration of that academic achievement, students are recognized twice during the year at the end of each semester. Students can achieve “Honors” or “High Honors.” Students selected for Honors scored “Proficient” on his or her academic standards for all classes. Students receiving High Honors achieved “Advanced Proficiency” or “Exceeding Proficiency” for at least one academic standard in addition to scoring “Proficient” on all other standards. LRMS Principal Matthew Lokken congratulates the following students: Grade 6 High Honors Izabell Apovian, Lauren Berge, Maddison Brown, Nolan Burton, Susie Butler, Mallory Casavola, Robert Cash, Caleb Cole, Joseph Deschenes, Griffin Duigan, Evan Duprey, Brady Emery, Brooke Gerry, Nadia Hall, Ingeborg Inninger Santander, Kasey Johnson, Jenna Jordan, Kolbie Kaeser, Samantha Kilgore, Abigail Lavoie, Joshua Legere, Jacob Lemery, Brian Lucy, Kevin Lucy, Hunter Martin, Jasmin Mei, Albert Miller, Emma Nadeau, Kylee Nason, Alice O’Connor, Alexandra Parmelee, Ashley Pelletier, Rianna Reynolds, Lauren Roy, Brianna Shaw, Mallory Smith and Bhavnish Tucker,

LRMS poetry corner

Free summer meals for kids

SAD 61’s Food Service Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday at the sites and times as follows: • Bridgton Community Center – June 25 to Aug. 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. • Highland Lake Beach – June 25 to Aug. 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. • Woods Pond Beach – June 25 to Aug. 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. • Stevens Brook Elementary School – June 25 to Aug. 17 from 8 to 9 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m. • Sawyer Circle Housing – June 25 to Aug. 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. • Lake Region High School – June 25 to Aug. 17 from 8 to 9 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m. • Naples Town Beach – June 25 to Aug. 17 from 12

cleanup. You can volunteer for one or more days a week. Interested? Contact SAD 61 Food Service Director Andy Madura at 693-6467 or 647-5343. The Summer Meals Program helps families stretch tight budgets while

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

this summer. There are no applications necessary! The Summer Food Program runs from June 25 to Aug. 9, at the following locations: • Molly Ockett School, 25 Molly Ockett Drive in

Fryeburg. Breakfast 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Brownfield Town Hall, 82 Main Street, Brownfield. Breakfast 8:30 to 9 a.m. SAD 72, Page 8C

...Program also in SAD 72 SAD 72 is taking part in the free summer lunch for kids and teens. Food that’s in when school is out! Any kid or teen, 18 years and younger, can partake in the free breakfast and lunch

Lakefront Cabins with Dedicated Boat Slips Great rental history. Walk to restaurants. Studios, 1 & 2 bedroom cabins starting at $119,900. For more information or to schedule a showing, please e-mail us at TF22

Page 8C, The Bridgton News, June 21, 2018

School news

College notes

University of New Hampshire graduates The following students graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 2018. Students who received the honor of summa cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.85-4.0; students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.65-3.84; and students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.50-3.64. Giselle Wallace of Sebago, BA in Psychology, summa cum laude Kylie Marshall of Sebago, BA in Communication, magna cum laude McKenzie Larson of Raymond, BM in BMus:Preteaching, summa cum laude. Thomas College Area undergraduate students named to Thomas College’s Dean’s List for the spring term are: Cheyanne Harden of Bridgton; Devynn Turner and Jordan Turner of Casco; and Samuel Smith of Naples. Shayna Kackley of Fryeburg has been named to the Champlain College (Burlington, Vt.) Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester. Students on the Dean’s List achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester. Sonia Fernald of Casco and Taylor Tibbetts of Raymond have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester at the University of New England. Dean’s List students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the semester.

 Meredith Lastra of Bridgton has been named to the King’s College (WilkesBarre, Pa.) spring Dean’s List. Hannah Ranco of

INDUCTED into the Lake Region High School National Honor Society on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, were 18 new members including: (front, left to right) Ellery Hunt, Kaitlyn Plummer, Bayleigh Patenaude, Isabella Wears, Emma Crawford, Eleina Sturk, Samuel Cowan and

Han Mei; (back row) Grace Plummer, Julia Murch, Delaney Meserve, Emerson Dinsmore, Olivia Thompson, Olivia Toole, Alyvia Wilson, Dawson Smith, Lucien Wallace and Veronica Messina.

Bridgton has earned a place on the President’s List for the Spring 2018 semester at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. Joseph Coffey-Slattery

of Sweden achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the spring 2018 semester, earning a spot on the Provost’s List at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Benjamin William Davis of Fryeburg graduated May 13 from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

(Continued from Page 7C) Lunch 12 to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Lovell Town Beach, 42 Quisisana Drive in Center Lovell. Breakfast 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Note: Breakfast

served at New Suncook on rainy days. • New Suncook Elementary School, 95 Main Street in Lovell. Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Snack 2 to 2:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Questions? Contact 9359542. Summer Food Service Program provided by federal USDA funding to feed children while school is out. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

SAD 72 summer meal program

Senior Rambles: Little Deer Hill

(Continued from Page 6C) our cars. We were ahead of the thunderstorm and rain, and only had a little rain on the windshield as we headed back down Evans Notch to celebrate the reopening of the Stow Corner Store, and Mo’s chowdah and ice cream. Stow Corner Store is one of our favorite after-hike stops and is always included in any of our Evans Notch hikes.

Little Deer Hill in Oxford County, North Chatham, ME Difficulty – Easy Trail distance (one way) – 1.7 miles from the north (Shell Pond Road) Hiking times (one way) – 1 to 2 hours Elevation – 1,090 feet Vertical gains – 580 feet Coordinates – 43° 14’ 10” N 71° 00’ 00” W Topographic Map – USGS Center Lovell 7.5-minute

quad Directions to northern trailhead: A longer approach to the Chester Dam is from Shell Pond Road via the Leach Link Trail. This trail begins just east of a bridge over the Cold River and runs along the river 1.1 miles to the dam where the trail to Little Deer Hill begins. In times of high river flows, this would be a safer alternative to trying to cross the dam.

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Opinion & Comment

June 21, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 1D

Views from Augusta by Paul LePage Governor of Maine

Taking the easy way out

A year ago, House Republicans shut down state government to make sure bad policies did not pass. Now they are giving in because it’s an election year. Augusta politicians are proving once again that they’re unwilling to make the right choices. As the session neared its end, Democrats sat on their hands, hoping voters wouldn’t notice that they avoided voting on important bills. They didn’t vote on tax conformity or Medicaid expansion, and they didn’t vote to increase the reimbursement rates for direct-care workers who are usually paid based on the minimum wage. Those who care for people in nursing homes or in the client’s homes are essential workers, and we don’t have enough of them. But the market should set their pay rates — not the government. This one-size-fits-all minimum wage law is hurting small businesses, and it will hurt our economy — but most of all, it will hurt the elderly living on fixed incomes. To keep up with the law, the state needs to increase reimbursements to nonprofit healthcare agencies. So the Legislature will come back to pass an increase in the reimbursement rates. However, this won’t resolve the ongoing pressure to raise wages. Every year, these nonprofits will need more money to keep pace with the pay raises required by law. Our businesses and our state budget will face significant challenges when the minimum wage rises to $11 and $12 an EASY, Page 6D

GRANGER OF THE YEAR — Ann Burns of Sebago was chosen Granger of the Year from Maple Grove Grange #148 of Sebago. She is an active member of Maple Grove, Etna Grange and Cumberland Oxford Pomona. Ann puts in endless hours on many projects that benefit the community.

Corruption extremely damning

Three years ago I agreed with the mainstream media, which I otherwise disdained, when they said it was a joke. Donald Trump had descended an escalator at his tower and announced his candidacy for president. He didn’t have a chance, I thought. His uncamouflaged narcissism would preclude a serious bid. No one who combed his hair like that could ever win, I thought. Then he won primary after primary and still I agreed with mainstream media: “His campaign is going to fall apart any day now. He’ll say something stupid; his poll numbers by Jean Preis will plummet, and that’ll be it. He’ll drop out.” And he did say stupid things, plenty of them — all joyBN Columnist fully trumpeted by media — but his numbers kept going up. Eventually Ted Cruz, his last serious opponent and my preferred candidate, dropped out. Trump won the Republican nomination. At that point I realized I was actually going to vote for him, but only because I could never vote for Hillary Clinton or the two minor candidates. I wasn’t comfortable with it, but I knew I would do it. As the campaign wore on, however, I found myself in agreement with virtually all his policy positions — and I really liked how he told Hillary to her face she would be in jail if he were president. This is the season when humans might complain On election night I celebrated his victory. If he actually did about all the insects, but it is the abundance of insects half the things he said he would, I knew America would be that attracts birds from as far away as Central and South America to come here to breed and raise their families. Insects provide the protein birds require to fuel their breeding, and to feed their fast-growing youngsters. In springtime, we first notice the arrival of male birds, who may openly display their bright colors or fill the early DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was castigated in a recent morning with their songs. They are staking out breeding territories, keeping away rival males, and trying to appearance before Congress for a new policy for illegal aliens attract mates. Once the birds have paired up they must apprehended crossing our southern border. There are stories find places to lay and incubate their eggs, which may of children being “ripped” from the arms of their parents. What’s going on? involve building a nest, excavating a cavity in a tree, or What is going on is the Trump administration trying to end preparing some other suitable site. After the young hatch, the parents then have to protect and feed them until the policies and practices of the Obama administration that made a joke of border security. The president has tried repeatedly youngsters can become independent. In summer we watch the young Hairy Woodpeckers, in to achieve progress along these lines but has been frustrated clean new plumage, perch in the maple tree and cry to be by Congress and the courts. You may remember that he reluctantly signed the 2019 fed while their bedraggled looking parents fly back and forth to the suet feeder to meet their demands. Lately we Fiscal Year budget because he was denied his requests for have been enjoying the Gray Catbirds who we believe are border security funding, which included funds for his “beaunesting in the dense tangle of shrubs in our back yard. tiful wall” and increases in detention bed space and more All spring the male sang every morning, but now he has border patrol agents. All denied. What is going on now is the result of a new policy impleattracted a mate and sings only rarely. Two Catbirds have been going in and out of the tangle, so we think they are mented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to at least slow ferrying food to hatchlings. Next winter, after the birds down the virtually unimpeded flow of illegal aliens into the have left and the shrubs are bare, we will look for the country. Who are the culprits here? nest. The culprits are the parents who attempt to enter the Our next-door neighbors put up a Bluebird nest box for the first time this year. Bluebirds have not nested in country illegally with their children, and this is a carryover from the Obama administration “catch and release” policy, BREEDING, Page 6D

Bird Watch

Maine breeding bird atlas

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist

much better off. At about 9:30 p.m., I flipped around to NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC and enjoyed the extreme distress on the faces of their talking heads as they realized Trump would actually win. I savored schadenfreude for the rest of the evening and all through the next day. I believed President Obama’s DOJ and FBI had helped Hillary to avoid indictment for gross negligence in her handling of classified documents on her private server. However, I didn’t realize at the time that, after exonerating her, the Obama administration had then weaponized the FBI, DOJ, NSA, and CIA against first Donald Trump’s candidacy, and then against his presidency. CORRUPTION, Page 4D

Sensible and humane thing to do

ing and noted that “the suspected gunman was killed.” Suspected? Am I to assume the police might have just arbitrarily picked on someone to shoot? Could it be that by today’s standards, the person was holding a gun, aiming it at people, and bullets and smoke were coming out of the barrel but that only To The Editor: makes him a suspect? I was reading a news story Then I was listening to on the latest mass shoot- Channel 8 News reporting

Letters Fear of crossing the line?

on a traffic accident and they commented that the “alleged driver of the pickup…” Alleged? Was he found out in a field 100 yards from the accident with bruises so we can only “allege” he was the driver? Or was he actually strapped in with a seatbelt behind the steering wheel in the pickup so we can be reasonably certain that he was in fact the driver? Is this just an extension

LOCAL PHYSICIAN WELCOMED TO STATE HOUSE — State Representative Jessica Fay, D-Raymond, welcomed Dr. Robert Chagrasulis of Casco to the State House Tuesday. Dr. Chagrasulis is an addiction therapy specialist and he served as the “Doctor of the Day” in the Maine House of Representatives. On the right is Rep. Anne Perry, D-Calais.

On My Corner by Bob Casimiro Contributing Writer something I am intimately aware of based on my ten trips to the border. Illegal aliens apprehended at the border have to be detained until their cases can be adjudicated. Because of the limited detention facilities, they would be given court dates and then released, with the promise they would appear for their court dates. This was the “catch and release” policy. Many, if not most, did not appear for their court dates. At that, the courts are overwhelmed, with the most recent court backlog at 714,067 cases. It will take years to clear the backlog, but only if the border is secured. When DHS Secretary Nielsen was harangued by Sen. BORDER, Page 4D

of the political correctness nonsense of today? Can we just cut it out? Victor Detmer Harrison

Exercising freedom

To The Editor: This letter is in response to last week’s Letter to the Editor by Jim and Cydney Broatch of Milford, Conn. How could anyone be horrified of the Hotel Bridgton project as Jim and Cydney are and many other people in Bridgton, especially? Is this not a free nation? If it is a free nation, this hotel proposal better not end up being a town-wide vote. Justin McIver owns the old Saunders Mill property so I say to let him build a hotel there (reminder, this is a free country). He can open a scrap yard there for all I care, since it’s already one. How often would all 68 rooms be filled? I don’t hear any complaints about the tourists from Massachusetts who go to the Highland Beach. I don’t go to any beach so I don’t care if it’s overcrowded. I personally don’t think lakes are that pretty because of the hundreds of houses around some

of them. That looks worse than a hotel on Bacon Street would. Where’re the complaints about all the fivemonth-a-year houses along the lake? It’s a free country so people can build their houses on the lake if they want. It gives contractors money so they can feed and clothe their families. The new Hotel Bridgton will bring good jobs, the kind President Trump and Governor LePage want to see. Haven’t you noticed the economy is getting better under President Trump and Vice President Pence? Hillary Clinton would have been destruction to this country, just like former President Obama had done. Bridgton has had hotels before, one of them had 74

rooms and that was on the edge of North High and Creamery Street neighborhoods, just like the Hotel Bridgton would be on the edge of the Kennard Street neighborhood. In my opinion, just about the only thing pretty about that beach is the new shed that was built as a replacement for the one that was burnt last fall by vandals that can’t find anything more productive to do with their time. The new shed was built completely with fundraiser money, not taxpayer money. All that was done by teamwork, the people who donated at the spaghetti supper on Feb. 10, and as far as I know just two people that built the new one. LETTERS, Page 2D


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Lessons on display at Maine graduations

Late May to early June is a wonderful time to live in Maine, because before we welcome the millions of tourists to “Vacationland,” those of us lucky enough to call Maine home get to celebrate graduation season. This time allows communities to come together to celebrate our young (and sometimes not so young!) people on their accomplishments. I’ve spent the past several weekends crisscrossing the state, speaking to high school graduates from Jackman to Calais and college graduates from USM in Portland to UMPI in Presque Isle about the lessons I’ve learned over my career — and at each of these stops, I’ve had three important observations that I’d like to share with you. First: you’re never too old to learn. This is a message I share with each of the high school graduating classes I speak to, because it’s an important one. A young student who just completed high school might think they’re finished with their education, but that’s just not the case; our society is at its best when it is filled with curious, engaged citizens. Fortunately, we have many of them! I met several of these lifelong learners during this last month; first in Portland, where I spoke to graduates of the University of Southern Maine who had served our nation in the Armed Forces before pursuing their college education, and then in Jay, where I spoke to graduates of Spruce Mountain Adult Education who had received high


(Continued from Page 1D) How about people use teamwork on welcoming Justin McIver’s hotel to the area. Some of the letters to the editor back in April sound like they were written by children, even though they were adults. It may not sound like I like the history of the old mill but I do. I am a member and one of the youngest ever to be on the board of trustees at the Bridgton Historical Society. I was elected in September

2017, two months after I turned 15 on July 4. I am also a member and intern at the Sweden Historical Society. I was voted in two weeks after I turned 15 and I go to each monthly meeting. I’m also a member of Lovell and Fryeburg Historical Societies. And that’s not all. I’m also a member of the Maine Old Cemetery Association and the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. I get around. I ride my bike and sometimes pulling a blue and yellow bike trailer — both have unnecessary license plates but those are

Public Notice

TOWN OF LOVELL PLANNING BOARD MEETING Due to the July 4th holiday, the Planning Board meeting will be held on Monday, July 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. Edward Ryan Chairman




Request For Bids Casco Memorial Field Project Phase 2 The Town of Casco invites bids for Phase 2 of the Casco Memorial Field project. Information and bid documents are available on the Town website and must be obtained at the Casco Town Office. This project is partially-funded by Community Development funds, and is subject to Davis Bacon wage rates. Bids are due in the Office of the Town Manager, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine 04015 no later than July 9, 2018, at 12:00 noon. 2T25

From Washington by Angus King United States Senator school equivalencies, became Certified Medical Assistants, or graduated from a College Transitions Program. These are people with life experience (one of the grads at Spruce Mountain was 85 years old!) but they still pursued opportunities to grow in order to provide for their families and make an impact on their communities. They embody the idea of a lifelong learner, and set an example for how each of us can always strive to expand our possibilities. Second: Maine communities are truly second-to-none. Now, I have this thought often — but it’s especially true at graduations. During these ceremonies, I try to address my remarks to the students, but it’s also clear that the achievement doesn’t belong to them alone: it’s also a victory for the parents who’ve sacrificed to ensure their kids can learn, the until I have the real thing eventually. I like to look at the old houses on North High Street, especially. I hope I didn’t ruffle any feathers but it happens. Vote Shawn Moody for governor on November 6. Mike Larrabee, homeschooled, age 15 Bridgton

Kids as a bargaining chip

To The Editor: Let’s hand it to America’s fake “conservatives.” Out of 43,200 seconds in each day, they manage to be right twice, like the proverbial broken clock. For example, consider Alex Jones, the neofascist thug who runs a scam called “Info Wars” somewhere in the hinterlands of Texas. A while ago, he was peddling his sinister conspiracy theory of the week, claiming that a military training exercise in Texas was actually a deep, dark plot to seize all civilian guns. While confiscating the firearms of courageous Lone Star patriots, the U.S. Army would confine their political prisoners in vacant Walmart stores and concentration camps. It was all paranoid nonsense, of course. The exercises came and went with no unusual activity by the military, and Jones promptly forgot all about it. Well, how

were we to know that Jones got it half right? In fact, more than 2,000 political prisoners are being confined unjustly right now, many in a converted Walmart store and many more in a new concentration camp, cleverly disguised as a “tent city” near El Paso. With few exceptions, news reporters and even members of Congress are being refused entry to these thinly disguised gulags. Rather than good, upright white Texas “patriots” fighting for their glorious guns, these political prisoners are Latin American children, ranging from babies through teenagers. They have not been accused of any wrongdoing, much less convicted of any crime. They have been separated from their parents with no judicial process whatever, simply by order of our glorious Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, and his boss, our Great Esteemed Leader, Donald John Trump. Trump, as usual, blames his cruel and inhumane policy on a “Democrat law,” ignoring the fact that there is no law, Republican, Democratic, or Independent, which requires separating these children from their parents. Trump can stop the inhumanity with a single order. It is the policy of his cruel, sadistic, evil administration alone, and either he can choose to admit it or else go on lying. Based on past performance, there is no reason to expect his lying to stop. No matter how many

Public Notice

Public Notice



Board of Appeals Meeting


The Naples Board of Appeals will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda:

The Denmark Board of Selectmen have agreed to meet in Bridgton with the Board of Selectmen on June 26, 2018, at 5 p.m. to discuss the Perley Mills Property. The Denmark Board of Selectmen will return to Denmark and resume their Selectmen’s meeting at 7 p.m. 1T25

1.) A 10' Left Yard Setback Variance Request for an existing deck, submitted by Donna and Myron Turnbull, for property found on Tax Map U28, Lot 1. Public welcome.


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Notice of Temporary Road Closure


In the best interest of public safety, the Naples Causeway area of Route 302 will be closed for through traffic on Wednesday, July 4th from 9:00 p.m., until the fireworks show is over. A detour route will be available. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT 3T23

Planning Board will meet Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and not meet Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009

Notice of a Public Hearing

Planning Board

Proposed Sign Ordinance revisions Proposed Fire Code Ordinance July 11, 2018, 6 p.m. Downstairs Meeting Room Iredale Street entrance to the Municipal Building addressed at 3 Chase Street The Town of Bridgton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a proposed Sign Ordinance revision and proposed Fire Code Ordinance. The hearing is on Tuesday, July 11, 2018, at 6 p.m., in the downstairs meeting room off Iredale Street, in the Municipal Office Building addressed at 3 Chase Street. The current ordinances can be found on the town’s website under Ordinances at or at the municipal office building 3 Chase Street Bridgton Maine 04009. You can also receive a copy by e-mail request to 2T25

teachers who’ve worked for years to educate them, the support staff who’ve sought to create a positive learning environment, and the surrounding residents who’ve supported them all. And the communities do show up in force: at the Forest Hills High School graduation in Jackman, hundreds of people came out to see 11 students graduate; at Bangor High School, they nearly filled the Cross Center. They say it takes a village — and during graduations, the whole village comes out to celebrate. Third, and finally: if the students I’ve met are any indication, our state is in excellent hands. Over this last month I’ve been to nearly every corner of our state and found an abundance of bright, energetic young people in each place. At a time when Maine’s population is aging and our state is facing a shortage of workers, our young people are the most important resource our state has — and whether their next steps are the workforce, a trade school, or a college, I’m confident that these young Maine people will be making great contributions to our state very soon. So to close, I will address the graduates of our state who I did not have the pleasure to speak to in person this year. To each and every one of you: Maine is proud of you. Keep learning, keep working within your community, and keep at it — you’re the future, and we can’t wait to see what you do next. times reporters confront him with the facts, he just goes on repeating the same lie. He’s practicing the philosophy of Paul Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister in Hitler’s Third Reich: Tell the biggest lie you can, and keep repeating the lie until people believe it’s the truth. Trump and his followers are the most brutish, evil people ever to govern our nation. But you already knew that, didn’t you, Mr. Jones? Rev. Robert Plaisted Bath

Jolly-good adventure

To The Editor: What does a 70-year-old do to entertain a 30-yearold niece? Well, thanks to a friend’s recommendation, I

found a different solution: Clipper Merchant Tea House in the William Perry house. What a gem! Walking in is like entering the set of an Agatha Christie movie, or perhaps Downton Abbey. No TV screens, neon, or fluorescent lighting here. Conversations more about family and friends than the latest political crisis. A varied menu focusing more on the sensible appetite than the hearty. We opted for the three-layered high tea plate. Delicious, and just about the perfect amount of food for two (and we were both hungry). Oh, and the teas!! Served atop a candled teapot warmer that kept the tea at the right temperature without burning it like a hotplate might. This place is definitely worth a visit…and re-visit. Victor Detmer Harrison

Tree Talk Guest Column by Robert Fogg

Sneaky trees I recently posted a photo on our Facebook page of a small white pine tree (below) that had gained four feet of height during the last growing season. Trees typically don’t grow that fast, especially the larger trees. Many trees add only a few inches of height and a fraction of an inch of diameter each year. It takes a while to even notice a difference in their size. They grow so slowly and quietly that it sneaks up on you. Years pass, and the growth is so gradual that we don’t notice it, and then all of a sudden it seems like the trees have closed in on us. I’ve heard the stories time and time again, “When we moved in here, we could see clear down to so-and-so’s house…” or “we used to have a lot of sun on our beach, but look at it now…” and “look at the moss on my roof, we’re getting no air circulation now-a-days…” If only we could conjure up before-and-after photos any time we want, it would be much easier to know when to take action. The good news is that we can take back control whenever we want (or need) to. To borrow and adapt a familiar phrase from the past, it’s a wise man (or woman) that rules their trees, it’s a fool who’s ruled by them. Robert Fogg is general manager of Q-Team Tree Service in Naples and is also a licensed Arborist. He can be reached at or 693-3831.




By virtue of a Stipulated Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated April 18, 2018, and entered in the Cumberland County Superior Court at Portland, Civil Action, Docket No. RE-18-67, in an action brought by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, f/k/a the FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, Plaintiff, against LAUREN S. LOCKWOOD, Defendant, for the foreclosure of a Mortgage Deed dated June 20, 1989, and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 8795, Page 222, the statutory ninety (90) day redemption period having been waived notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at the offices of the USDA, Rural Development, 306 U. S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine, on July 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deed and being situate at 66 Spiller Road in Gorham, Maine. The property shall be sold to the highest bidder at the sale. Ten Percent (10%) of the purchase price will be required to be paid, in cash or by certified check payable to Rural Housing Service, at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the sale. Failure to pay the balance due within thirty (30) days following the sale shall be deemed a forfeiture of the successful bidder’s deposit. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. The above property is being sold “as is” and will be conveyed by Release Deed without any warranty as to the condition, size or location of the property or the state of title to the property. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The property will be sold subject to utility easements and rights-of-way of record and utility easements and right-of-way that are visible on the face of the earth. The property will be sold subject to real estate taxes assessed by and due and payable to the Town of Gorham. Further information regarding the terms and conditions of the sale of this property may be obtained by contacting the offices of Broderick & Broderick, P.A., at (207) 794-6557. Dated: June 4, 2018

/s/ Richard H. Broderick Jr., Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff


GROWING — The photos from the Q-Team Facebook page showing how a white pine grew an amazing 48-inches taller last year. Typical height-gain would be around 12 to 24 inches. This tree is located in Harrison. Good soil in Harrison.


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



Part of the Chalmers Group

100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003

COTTAGE CLEANERS — Must be available Saturdays from 9 a.m.-late afternoon this summer. $12.50 per hour. Additional hours sometimes available. Experience preferred, but not required. Call 655-4097 or visit Krainin Real Estate in Raymond for more details. 8t20

Ski Boat Driver — Camp Tapawingo is an all-girls sleepaway camp committed to inspiring and empowering our campers. We are seeking a boat driver to work afternoons from 2:45-5:45 Monday through Saturday. Must have experience driving boats, pulling skiers and tubers. This position ends mid-August. We are Cook — Camp Tapawingo is located in Sweden. To apply call looking for a cook to join our 207-647-3351. 1t25 kitchen team for the summer. Experience or demonstrated ability OUTDOOR WORKER — to cook for 200-plus people is needed in Denmark two days a required. Reliable team member week, 8 a.m. to noon, for lawn with strong work ethic is a must. and garden care, painting prep, This is a 40 hours per week tree pruning and other jobs. Must position that runs through August. be a self-starter and familiar with We are located in Sweden. To gas-powered mowers and string apply call 207-647-3351. 1t25 trimmers. Call 452-2239 to arrange an interview. References a plus! DISHWASHERS — Black Horse 2t24x Tavern is looking for dishwashers. Please apply in person 2t24

GrandyOats — is looking for full-time (40 hours/week) production workers in our food manufacturing facility in Hiram Maine. Must be able to lift 60plus pounds. Excel in a fast paced environment, be a team player, follow good manufacturing procedures and take pride in your work. Send inquires to tim@ or stop in to fill out an application. 2t24x AUTOBODY TECH — Painter apprentice. Five day/week with overtime. No weekends, benefit package. References required. Apply in person at Northeast Auto Body, 530 Eastman Rd., North Conway, N.H. 603-356-5808 Mon.-Fri. 4t25x


Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668

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


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

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

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

CATERING Marie’s Kitchen Catering & Home-cooked meals 939 Roosevelt Trail, Naples 693-2021

ODD JOBS — By the hour, day, week or job. Power washing, light trucking. Free estimates. Call 6274649. 6t22x NATURALLY NICE — Landscaping, lawns mowed. Call Tony at 595-5485 or 647-2458. 4t24x 70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037

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

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

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

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

Food Service Helpers and Dishwashers

needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden, Maine. Full-time. Mid-June through mid-August. Contact Ellen Donohue-Saltman at 207-647-3947 or TF24CD

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Transfer Station Attendant

Nursing Home Unit

Full- & Part-Time Openings All Shifts

If interested stop by and see Deb at 70 Fairview Drive, Fryeburg, call 207-935-3351, or visit our website at for an application.


The Town of Lovell is seeking a part-time fill-in position for a Transfer Station Attendant. Applications are available at the Lovell Town Office from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Larry Fox Public Works Commissioner


— Position Vacancy —

There is a full-time position open for a dynamic individual who possesses the credentials and experience to assist the Town Manager, Deputy Town Manager and Public Works Director in daily administrative duties. The individual must be self-motivated, resourceful, organized, possess diverse knowledge of overall office procedures, website management and social media. A complete position description and employment application are available at A letter of interest, resume, and employment application are to be sent to Town Manager “Executive Secretary,” Town of Bridgton, 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009, by fax: (207) 6478789, or by e-mail: The Town of Bridgton is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are due on Friday, July 6, 2018, by 4:00 p.m. Robert A. Peabody Jr. Town Manager

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

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

ELECTRICIANS Bosworth Electric Inc. Quality electrical contractor Commercial/Industrial/Residential Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birthwise Midwifery School is looking for reliable, friendly folks with clean living spaces for our 2018 Campus and Community students. Shortterm rentals of two weeks, year-round, for multiple people are preferred for Community students, and full-time rentals from August to May, or potentially year-round, are preferred for Campus students. Rentals to start this summer. For more information, please contact Birthwise at 207-647-5968, or via e-mail at MUSIC LESSONS Up Scale Music Studio Piano Lessons – All Levels Composition-Theory-Transcription Evan 647-9599

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

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

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

Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

PLUMBING & HEATING Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436 Holt Plumbing Inc. Service work – pumps Camp openings – 30 years exp. 207-318-9981 Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

Universal Designz Consulting – Design Decorating – Aging in Place 207-754-0730

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

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

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

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

SHARPENING SERVICE Complete Sharpening Service Saws-Knives-Scissors-Mowers-Skates Tools-Carbide blades, Chainsaw chains 5 Harrison Rd., Bridgton 647-2392

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 D & D Property Services Yard maintenance – Carpentry Painting – plumbing – electrical Free estimates cell # 400-1040

REAL ESTATE Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Chalmers Real Estate Life and Senior Dental Insurance 100 Main St., Bridgton 150 Main St., Bridgton 207-647-2900 Tel. 647-3311 INTERIOR DESIGN



Roberts Overhead Doors Webber Painting & Restoration Commercial/residential – free estimates Interior/exterior painting & repairs Now offering Master Card & Visa Waterfront specialists – Free estimates 207-595-2311 Fully insured – References 207-831-8354



Do you have a house, apartment, or room for short-term or long-term rental?

Executive Secretary

Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking McIver Electric Video security systems “Your on time every time electricians” 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 CONTRACTORS Jeff Hadley Builder Remodeling, Additions Tile work, Wood flooring Kitchens, Drywall, Painting 30 yrs experience 207-595-8421

SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR 22’ TAHOE PONTOON BOAT — looking for plumbing work in — with 60 hp Yamaha motor. the local area. Call 647-8026. tf38 Seats in great condition, depth/fish finder, am/fm radio. No trailer. On FOR SALE Moose Pond. $14,500 or best offer. 2t24x GIFTS TO GADGETS — Gift Call 603-785-3302. Shop, 29 Whittier Lane, Casco, off DRIED FIREWOOD — Dried Route 121. Open 9-2 Wednesday, twelve months. Selling seasoned Thursday and Friday or by hardwood year-round. One cord appointment. 1t25x $250, cut, split, delivered. Call GREEN FIREWOOD — Cut, 207-595-5029; 207-583-4113. split and delivered. $200 a cord. 52t22x Call 515-0779. 26t10x CLASSIFIEDS, Page 4D


Mountain View Dentistry Dr. Shilo Annis, DMD CLEANING SERVICES Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry Servicemaster 207-647-3628 Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration DOCKS 1-800-244-7630  207-539-4452 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314


We are a small family facility with an excellent reputation for providing quality care while enjoying a home-like atmosphere. If you enjoy fulfilling and meaningful relationships with your residents and their families, then this may be the place for you. Currently accepting applications for:


COMPUTERS Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve Grammy Geek All major brands 647-4432 Tech support for seniors (jr’s too) 1-1 support at your home ATTORNEYS Malware & virus removal/PC repair Free pick-up & delivery 207-310-0289 Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Ms. C’s Computer Repair 935-1950 Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 Naples Computer Services 647-8360 PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Hastings Malia, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061


Phone 207-935-3351 Fax 207-256-8303



Gymnastics — Instructor. Camp Tapawingo is an all-girls sleepaway camp committed to inspiring and empowering our campers. We are looking for a gymnastics instructor with coaching experience involving equipment such as the beam and horse. This position ends mid-August. Part-time and fulltime opportunities available. We are located in Sweden. To apply call 207-647-3351. 1t25

COMMUNITY BUILDER — Part-time. Love Bridgton? Want to connect with and support your neighbors? Visit: to apply. 3t24x

Water Ski Instructor — Camp Tapawingo is an all-girls sleepaway camp committed to inspiring and empowering our campers. Must have experience water-skiing. Teaching experience and lifeguard certification are BN 25 a plus. This position ends midHELP WANTED August. Part- time and full-time LOOKING FOR — Retired in- opportunities available. We are dividual to do interior housepaint- located in Sweden. To apply call ing, experience preferred. No lad- 207-647-3351. 1t25 ders required. In Bridgton. Call for HELP WANTED — Anticipated more information, 207-803-8389. and current employment oppor 3t25x tunities Maine School AdminisTREE WORKERS WANTED trative District 72, Fryeburg, Me. — Experience a plus. Must have Posted on our website: www. valid driver’s license. Apply online tf5 at tf50




Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act



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



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

June 21, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 3D

Kezar Realty Homes, Land & Vacation Rentals Lovell Village 207-925-1500 Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858


THIS SPACE CAN BE YOURS Call 647-2851 for details or e-mail TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474

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


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

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

AM Enterprises LLC Trash & snow removal Serving Harrison & Bridgton 207-749-2850

Universal Designz Window Treatments – Upholstery Slip Covers – 207-754-0730



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BRIDGTON – 2-bedroom apartment on Route 302. References a must. Perfect size for elderly couple. No pets. Heat included, cable & utilities not included. $900/ month plus security & 1st month rent. Available July 1st. Call 787RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, 1115, ask for Tammy. 2t24x split and delivered. Any amounts. Call 615-6342 for details. tf18 FRYEBURG ON ME/NH LINE ­— Efficient, one-bedroom apart08 Keystone Sprinter — ment in new home. Heat, cable 5th wheel camper. Immaculate and utilities, $850 month and secucondition. 29’,sleeps 4/6. Living rity deposit. No pets. Call 207-415room slidout. Full shower. walk 1444 or 207-256-8060. 2t24x around queen. Lots of storage inside and out. call or text 603- CASCO — Rooms for rent. $125 986-7007. located in Conway. per week furnished with Internet Private sale. $10,000. 1t25x and laundry onsite. Call Tommy at 207-595-4946. tf9

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$5 FOR TATTERED — U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46



BRIDGTON — 1 and 2-bedroom apartments available in good location, quiet area. References a must, proof of employment and first month security deposit required. Call Victor at 207-650-8071. 26t14x

EYE CARE — Comprehensive adult and child eye exams. 2-year eyeglasses warranty, contact lenses. Sacopee Valley Eye Care, 91 Maple Street, Cornish. 207-625-3700. 10t23x

KAYAK, CANOE — and pontoon boat rentals. Can pick up or deliver. 58 O’Connor Rd., Casco, on river. Call Bill at 603-770-2389. 4t25x

DENMARK HOUSE PAINTING — Since 1980. Interior and exterior painting. Free estimates. Call BRIDGTON — Rooms for rent. John Mathews 452-2781. tf40 $125 per week furnished with Internet. Call Ben at 207-894-8303. BACKSTREET AUTO — tf9 Light auto repair, welding, metal fabrication. Reasonable rates. 163 Peaceful Mount Washington Frost Farm Rd., Bridgton. Call — view apartment. Minutes from (cell) 583-5497. 32t21 Bridgton, Fryeburg and close to North Conway. 1 Bedroom, Full D & D PROPERTY SERVICES kitchen, dining, and large liv- — Yard maintenance, light ing room. No smoking or Pets. carpentry, painting interior/ plumbing/electrical $975.00 heat and utilities includ- exterior, ed. 207-523-0906 2t25x repairs, cleanouts/cleanups, etc. Reasonable rates, free estimates. BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apart- Call 400-1040. 1t25 ment. $700/month, all utilities included. Security & references. Call LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER 978-337-0135. 1t25x — Rozzie May Animal Alliance, dedicated spay/neuter nonprofit BRIDGTON — Renovated serving N.H. and Maine. Cats 1-bedroom apartment with moun- $70-$85. Dogs at Conway clinic, tain and lake views, deck, private starting at $100. Military discounts, entry, garbage/snow removal and N.H./Maine plans. Register online heat included in $700 rent. Secu- or call 603rity, first and last. References and 447-1373. tf18 credit check required. No pets. Call WANTED Suzanne at 781-631-6731. tf19 PLEASE CONSIDER — LOVELL — Three-bedroom house, close-in yet private, quiet. donating gently used furniture, Large screen porch, deck. Ref- household items and more to erences and security deposit re- Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. quired. Pets possible. $1,100/ FMI, go to our website www. month without utilities. Call 647- for details or call tf44 5305. 2t25x 935-4358, ext. 21.


COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET Classified line ads are posted — at Fryeburg Fairgrounds every on our website at NO EXTRA Sunday until Sept. 2, 7 a.m. – 2 CHARGE! p.m. General merchandise, collectables, antiques, tools, sports cards and much more. Vendor spaces available, 603-447-2679. 12t24


FOUND — Grease gun, vicinity of Highland Rd. & Main St., Bridgton, in the snow. Call 1-978-5020982. 1t25x



Location of prior auction. Large quantity of useful and saleable merchandise. All will be tagged and priced for immediate sale and removal. Furniture - artwork - tools - hidden treasures - new items not offered previously. Plan to bring a truck and a friend.


Premium Hardwood Mix SEASONED FIREWOOD $260/cord for 2+ cords $280 for 1 cord Order online at or call 207-452-2157

Western Maine Window Replacement Specializing in window installations and small renovations. For Residential & Commercial HONEST & DEPENDABLE If quality matters to you call for free estimates.


JESUS IS LORD — new and used auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30




Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion TFCD

142 Main Street Conway, NH 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors

DENMARK SELF-STORAGE 10' x 10' Unit $50.00 per month












PLEASE COME MEET THE FIRE CHIEF Fire Chief Stephen Fay is Available weekdays. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Chief’s office is located in the lower level of the Bridgton Town Office complex to the left of the Police Department. You can also contact 207-647-3663 or

Home Care Provider New Horizons is currently seeking an outgoing, compassionate, patient and understanding Home Care Provider in the Conway area for a 32year-old gentleman that utilizes a wheelchair to meet his mobility needs. He also has limited verbal skills and expresses himself by utilizing a communication device. He enjoys being busy, does best with gross motor activities, enjoys sports and loves pets. He learns best through hand over hand and verbal instruction. He receives up to 30 hours of day services per week provided by New Horizons/Northern Human Services. This in home contracted position provides a generous bi-weekly payment in addition to a monthly room and board stipend of $781.00, as well as a respite allotment to support time off for the HCP. Environmental modification funds available for home modifications needed to meet mobility needs. Compensation for this contracted position is available to N.H. residents only. *Payments made to the Home Care Providers for the care of the individual they are supporting in their home are considered Difficulty of Care payments as defined in IRS code Section 131(c) and may not be considered taxable income. NHS does not offer tax advice so please consult a tax specialist for more details at New Horizons. Our Home Care Providers are highly valued as team players. Your training and support will reflect the important nature of your work. For more information about this fulfilling opportunity, please contact Lee Phaneuf at 603-447-8089 or via e-mail at

This agency is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. (215-10)


This position requires a valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance, completion of driver’s and criminal background checks.

(Continued from Page 1D) That process I’ve been closely following for more than a year and a half, and I eagerly anticipated last week’s report by the DOJ’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). Its accumulated evidence of FBI and DOJ corruption was extremely damning, but the conclusion in its executive summary was perplexing to say the least. CBS reported it this way: “…the [OIG] report found that political bias [of Obama officials] did not affect the [Hillary e-mail] investigation and it gave support to the decision not to prosecute Clinton.” So how can the OIG report be both damning and exonerating? Former U.S. Attorney George Parry, writing in The American Spectator, illustrates it best by using a hypothetical: It seems like a day doesn’t go by without some female high school teacher getting arrested for having sexual relations with an underage student. The story line is always the same. Ms. Hotpants either gets caught in the act or because her student paramour shares with the world the naked selfies that for some weird reason she just had to send to his cell phone. Invariably the teacher is quickly and unceremoniously condemned, fired from her job and arrested. To illustrate this point, let me apply the OIG’s reserved and non-judgmental standards to the hypothetical case of Teacher 1 and Student A, who have been caught naked in a car parked behind the local Piggly Wiggly. Herewith is an excerpt from the hypothetical report by the Pleasant Valley School District’s Office of Inspector General: We asked Teacher 1 why she and Student A had been in her car at midnight. She replied that he had been doing poorly in her class, and she was tutoring him. We acknowledge that such additional instruction would be a valid and proper pedagogical undertaking. Nevertheless, we asked why they were not wearing clothes. She explained that they had become hot and sweaty, and she believed that it was important that teacher and student should eliminate physical discomforts to maximize the learning experience. We asked why they had an open bottle of vodka and a box of condoms. She explained that these items had been left in the car by her husband. Since her spouse is not an employee of the school district, we were unable to question him regarding this matter. While we found Teacher 1’s answers to be unpersuasive, she made no direct declaration as to why she had engaged in this drunken, naked and nocturnal meeting with Student A. Consequently, we have no definitive proof that she was motivated by a desire to engage in sexual relations. Therefore, we make no finding regarding her motive or intent. As a trial attorney might say at this juncture: “I rest my case.” Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

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(Continued from Page 1D) Kamala Harris about the new enforcement policy, Sec. Nielsen said: “The child under law goes to HHS (Health and Human Services) for care and custody.” So, if DHS is following a law (8 U.S.C. § 1325(a)) passed by Congress, then Congress can change the law, rather than haranguing those officials who are enforcing the laws they pass. Besides, separating the children from parents who are being prosecuted is the sensible and humane thing to do. They will be safer and get better treatment. We only have to look at the treatment given to the UAC (Unaccompanied Alien Children), who started coming here in 2011. The border must be made secure. DACA also has to be looked at in context. This program, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was a program instituted on June 15, 2012 by President Obama. He had previously said it was probably illegal and un-constitutional, but went ahead with it anyway, with no objection raised by the spineless Republicans in Congress, including Sen. Collins. They did nothing as their prerogatives under the U.S. Constitution (Article. I., Section.8.) were stripped from them. President Trump then gave them six months to fix DACA; they did nothing. It took a group of 25 State Attorney Generals to file a case in Texas to halt DACA. President Trump, as promised, rescinded the illegal Obama DACA program. So, we have a group of “youth” who should be given amnesty. By the way, they are hardly to be considered “youth.” According to a 2017 report from the Center for Immigration Studies “Only 277,000 of the 580,000 DACA applicants during the June 2012 to September 2013 period were 19 or under,” which means the majority of DACA recipients are in their twenties and mid to late thirties. To recap: we have a group who arrived here illegally, given legal “presence,” under a program declared illegal and unconstitutional, and we should now grant them citizenship, however meritorious they may be? Even that is in question, as USCIS reported to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that the U.S. Government has deported 562 DACA recipients for their involvement in gangs and various criminal enterprises. It’s a simple equation. Do you want a country, or don’t you? If you do want a country then, before granting any forms of amnesty, the border must be made secure.


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William L. Deming

John S. Libby

Gloria A. Buffington

William Lloyd “Bill” Deming, 61, of Colorado Springs, Colo. passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018, after a courageous battle with muscular dystrophy. He was born on Jan. 26, 1957, in Barberton, Ohio and was the only son of the late Clifford L. Deming and wife, Esther L. Smith. The family moved to Bridgton in the early 1970s, and Bill graduated from Lake Region High School in 1975.   On June 15, 1980, at the age of 23, he joined the Army in Bridgton and went to basic training at Fort Jackson, then on to Fort Sam Houston for medical training. He served as a medic in the field and in hospitals for 20 years. In those 20 years, he served across the country, including Alaska, Washington and Massachusetts.   He served in the Persian Gulf War, serving in hospitals in both Iraq and Saudi Arabia. After Saudi Arabia, he served a tour in Thailand, training soldiers in their country. In the late ’90s, Bill also served a tour in Somalia during the Somali Civil War. During his time in Somalia, the hospital he was stationed at came under mortar fire and would later tell of treating wounded Army rangers. Despite being a harsh country to be stationed in, he called Somalia a “Dream Assignment” because he was able to help children, the elderly, the blind and, “People who have never seen a doctor in their life.”   After Somalia, Bill came home to the United States and was discharged from the Army in June of 2000 at Fort Carson in Colorado. Liking the area, he decided to make his home in Colorado Springs and began working at the local VA hospital providing medical care for soldiers, who had suffered traumatic brain injuries. He was very proud of his service with the United States Army and despite suffering ailments later in life, he also did volunteer work for a local fire station and EMTs where he provided advice on helping victims of extreme medical trauma.   As a young boy, his dad taught him how to play the drums and he enjoyed playing them his entire life. He also loved listening to classic rock and roll music and building model airplanes.   Bill was a very loving, quiet gentleman with an exceptional sense of humor. With his medical skills and kind heart, he and his sister, Susan, had nursed their mother, Esther, in her dying days of 2001. He enjoyed coming back to Bridgton to visit with family, especially in the last years of his life.   He is greatly missed by both family and friends. His loving spirit and proud military service will not be forgotten. Surviving Bill is his loving niece, Monica Avila and grandniece Jasmine, of Florida; his two nephews, Vincent and Christopher Rager of Ohio; and many cousins who all loved and cared about him very much.  He was predeceased by his only sister, Susan Rager; and his parents, Clifford and Esther Smith Deming. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Homeland Cemetery, located at 67 Middle Ridge Road in Bridgton.

RAYMOND — John S. Libby, 76, died at his home Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He was born June 2, 1942, in Lewiston, the son of John Libby and Irene Hlister. He spent his childhood in Lisbon Falls, later moving and graduating from Brunswick High School, Class of 1961. He married Kathleen Corey in Brunswick on Feb. 24, 1968. After graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Army. Following his service to his country, he worked for Bob Packard Drilling Company, Portland, then later, after moving to Raymond, was employed as a carpenter with Dennis Temm’s Homebuilders. He was a member of the American Legion, Bath. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially enjoying any quiet time spent outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathleen of Raymond. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. A graveside service with military honors was held on Wednesday in St. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery, Route 125, Lisbon Falls. Memories and condolences can be shared at Memorial contributions may be made to an animal shelter of one’s choice or the American Cancer Society.

LOVELL — Gloria Ann (Lawrence) Buffington of Lovell, 75, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, surrounded by her large, loving family, her flip-flops and her coffee. Gloria was born in St. Albans on July 24, 1942, the daughter of Florence and Eugene Lawrence. She was the youngest of five children. She married the love of her life, Harry Alexander Buffington Jr., and they raised 10 children and two grandchildren together. While raising her large family, Gloria also worked as a housekeeper at Severance Lodge on Kezar Lake for more than 30 years. Gloria’s best friend was her older sister, Mabel Stadig of St. Albans. The two of them loved exchanging books and puzzles, phone calls discussing Dancing with the Stars, family reunions, and lots of birthdays together with Mabel and Gloria’s niece, Marie. Gloria loved collecting roosters and flip-flops, knitting with dear friends Marcia and Dale, and the flower garden that her husband made for her. Every year, the family kept adding flowers, much to her delight. She loved knitting socks, mittens, hats and blankets for her ever-expanding family. Gloria also cherished the times when she and Harry would pack up the camper with tents, put all the kids in the car, and camp for a weekend or longer in the Notch or in northern Maine. Fishing, catching frogs, camp fires, and playing cards by lantern light were favorite activities. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry and son, Brian. She is survived by children Dennis of North Conway, N.H., Pamela of Bowdoinham, Debbie of Bridgton, Holly Morse of Lovell, Tina Fox of Oxford, Susan of Fryeburg, Tammy of California, Wendy Stearns of Waterford, and Rachael of Fryeburg; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to any local family fostering children. The Buffington family can be notified of this by contacting Holly Morse, 52 Nut Hatch Road, Lovell, ME 04051.

Elinor M. Mains 12/22/27 – 6/22/12 A thousand times we needed you A thousand times we cried If love alone could have saved you you never would have died A heart of gold stopped beating Two twinkling eyes closed to rest God broke our hearts to prove he only took the best Never a day goes by that you’re not in our hearts and our souls. Your loving grandchildren, Kathleen “Buffy,” Amy, Amanda, Adam and Amber 1T25

Dorothy L. Brutman Dorothy L. Brutman, 73, of Bridgton, passed away at home on Thursday, June 14, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 20, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York. After spending summers in Maine since she was two years old, in 1989 she decided to make Bridgton her permanent home. Dorothy had a passion for antiques, collecting so many New England treasures that, in 1992, she decided to open her own shop, Hidden Brook Antiques. She enjoyed the antiques, but she more enjoyed the relationships with the many people she met in her shop and at auctions. She leaves behind her children, Laura Brutman, Lynn Brutman, Jennifer (Brutman) Jundi, and Paul Brutman, along with Lynn’s partner Matthew Price, Jennifer’s husband Todd Jundi and Paul’s partner Leanna Herrick. She was the grandmother of four grandchildren: Hannah Brutman, Emily Jundi, Ella Jundi, and Aiden Brutman. A private family service was held. Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton.

Edna E. Carlson Edna Edith (Bergeron) Thomas Carlson, 94, of Chadbourne Hill Road, Bridgton, died peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at The Highlands in Fitchburg, Mass. She was born on April 4, 1924, in Leominster, Mass. She was the daughter of Eugene Joseph and Bernice Caisse Bergeron. She attended Leominster Schools where she excelled in her studies and graduated in 1941. She worked as a bookkeeper for most of her life. On Sept. 30, 1971, she married Carl Herbert Carlson of Arlington, Mass., and would then move to Rangeley, Maine, before moving to Bridgton. Besides her love of family, she had a passion for cooking, gardening and crocheting. She is survived by her three sons, Paul Thomas and his wife Cynthia of Leominster, Mass., David Thomas and his wife Doreen of Leominster, Mass., and Brian Thomas and his wife Elaine of Virginia Beach, Va.; also two daughters, Anne Talbert and her late husband Steve of Aiken, S.C., and Jayne Vining and her husband David of Andover, Mass.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; along with two sisters, Phyllis Bagley and her husband Dennis of Leominster, Mass., and Lucille Wood and her late husband Richard of Leesburg, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband Carl; her grandsons, Darryl Scott Thomas and Marc Dominic Uglietto, and her granddaughter, Julie Anne Uglietto; along with her brother, Armand Bergeron. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday, June 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Bridgton. Interment will follow at the North Bridgton Cemetery.

GRAY — Eugene Michael “Mike” Plourd, 64, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018, in Portland, after a brief illness. He was born June 11, 1954 to Eugene and Genevieve Plourd, in Portland, Maine. Mike attended South Portland schools, and worked for many years at the B&M Brick Oven Baked Beans plant as a maintenance technician until his retirement. Mike loved the outdoors and spent his free time camping, fishing and hunting with his family. He enjoyed watching the New England Patriots and NASCAR. Mike was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Kimberly, stepmother Rosemary Plourd; brothers Stephen Plourd, James Plourd, Chris Plourd, and Gregory Plourd of Bridgton; sisters Donna Schwarz, Carol Flink and Jackie Johnson; stepsisters Robin Wade and Cindy Wade; plus many nieces, nephews, and one great-niece. A Celebration of Life took place on Tuesday, June 12, at the home of Donna Schwarz in Gorham, Maine.

E. Shirley Micklon RAYMOND — E. Shirley Micklon passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born in Pittsfield, a daughter of Emerson and Frances Mercier. In 1974, she married Bert Micklon, who died in 1998. Shirley worked as a nurse at Maine Medical Center for 41 years. Surviving are her son, Gerald Kaherl; her brother, Bob Mercier; four sisters, Norma Ames, Maryjane Cray, Linda Marson and Susan Dumphey; three stepdaughters, Tamara, Susan and Pammy D.; her cousin; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren; and a special aunt. She was predeceased by her grandson. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples. Online condolences may be left for the family at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Cornerstone Gospel Church, 25 Sebago Road, Naples, ME 04055

Charles Allan Trumbull FRYEBURG — Charles Allan Trumbull, 79, a lifelong resident of Fryeburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, after a short illness with his family by his side. Allan, as almost everyone knew him by, was born on Aug. 25, 1938, a son of Charles F. and Mary (Sanborn) Trumbull. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1956 and the University of Maine at Orono in 1961 with an engineering degree. After two years in the Army, he joined his dad in Trumbull’s Hardware, where he worked until his illness. On June 22, 1968, he married Cathy Bryant, and they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this month. They had two children, a daughter Mary Jean (MJ) and a son Charles Allan II (Kit). During the early years of their marriage, they were able to take numerous trips and cruises with their KORA Shrine family before their children and work became the focus of his life. Allan was very proud of Kit and MJ and all of their accomplishments. He coached Kit’s sports teams during grade school and then attended all his games in high school. He supported MJ thru Rainbow, Eastern Star, and Daughters of the Nile. Allan was very pleased to have Kit join him at Trumbull’s Hardware after attending UMaine and becoming a partner. MJ came on board after obtaining degrees from both UMaine and UCD in Dublin, Ireland. Allan loved Fryeburg and did what he could to make it a wonderful town to live in. He served as selectman from 1995 thru 1997, and in the 106th Maine Legislature from 1973 to 1975. Allan joined Pythagorean Lodge #11 in 1960, serving as Master in 1971. He joined KORA Shrine in 1967, serving as an aide for many years. He joined the Royal Order of Jesters in 1980, serving as the Director of Put Stevens Court in 1990. Allan looked forward to moving to the family camp on Lovewell’s Pond for the summer with the family. There were many wonderful parties with family and friends held there over the years. He loved working in his rose garden, mowing the lawn, playing with his stamp collection and watching all sports especially the Red Sox. And a day wasn’t complete without going to Leo’s for coffee in the morning to discuss town, state, and national politics with the friends and maybe they talked a little sports as well. Allan is survived by his wife Cathy of Fryeburg; daughter MJ of Fryeburg; son Kit and his wife, Anne and their three children, Joey, Katie, and Michael, all of Fryeburg; mother-in-law Jean Bryant of Fryeburg; brother-in-law, Ned Bryant of Stow; sistersin-law, Peggy Walker of Stow, and Nancy Trumbull of Springvale; stepsisters Carol Solari of Fryeburg, and JoAnn Jones of North Conway, N.H.; aunt Helen Walker of Fryeburg; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; and his faithful companion, Sooty. Allan was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Charlie; stepmother, Ruth; brother Fred; father-in-law, Neil Bryant; sister-in-law Jackie Bryant; brother-in-law Scott Walker, and close cousins, Bill Sanborn and Rick Walker. Funeral services with Masonic rites will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 24 in the Expo 1 building on the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Allan’s memory to the Fryeburg Rescue, PO Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or Shriners Hospitals C/O Kora Temple, 11 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Words of condolence and tribute with Allan’s family and friends at

Shirley Rogers WATERFORD — Shirley Rogers, 77, of Waterford passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. She was born in Norway on March 9, 1941, and attended Bridgton and Norway schools. She married Leslie Rogers and had been employed at local apple orchards and at Keoka Campground, as well as being a homemaker all of her life. She was a member of the Waterford Congregational Church and a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed gardening, watching the birds, and loved doing crafts. She took immaculate care of her lawn and home. She and Leslie liked to go snowmobiling and ride their moped scooters. They enjoyed many years camping at Keoka Campground. She is survived by brother, Donald McAllister; her sister Joann Farris; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; her mother, Wilma O’Brien McAllister; her stepfather, Will McAllister; her sister, Barbara Durgin; her brother, Ronald McAllister; and her stepbrother, Delbert McAllister. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Waterford. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Stoneham Rescue, PO Box 42, Stoneham, ME 04231. Arrangements are under the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

John J. Berg STOW — John J. Berg, 84, of Stow, died early Tuesday morning, June 12, 2018, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center with his wife, Shirley and son, John by his side. John had been a resident at FHCC for the last three years. He was born in Bridgton on Jan. 8, 1934, a son of Erling K. and Frances (Cookson) Berg. He attended local schools and went onto enlist in the U.S. Army. Upon his return from the service, he married, Shirley McAllister on Apr. 22, 1960, in Harrison. Over the years, they lived in Harrison, Norway, Connecticut and Stow. John had been employed at CB Cummings in Norway, Pratt & Whitney, Lake Region High School and most recently at Hannaford in North Conway for 14 years until failing health caused him to retire. He was a member of the Crooked River Masonic Lodge and enjoyed bird hunting, riding back roads in his Jeep and searching for old cellar holes in the woods. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Stow; son, John Berg Sr. of Fryeburg; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial graveside services with military honors will be held at noon on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Hillside Cemetery in Stoneham. Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be shared at

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Special session Calendar is easy way out

(Continued from Page 1D) hour over the next two years because of the pressure it puts on everyone’s wages. I’ve asked the Legislature to slow down the rate of increase to the minimum wage to ensure that direct-care workers do not have their pay cut on July 1. Three factors drive this request. First, our labor shortage. We don’t have enough people. Employers need the flexibility to pay market rates to attract workers. Second, to address the labor shortage, I sent a bill to the legislature that would eliminate the work permit requirement for the summer school vacation. This would allow our 14- and 15-year-olds to enter the workforce more quickly. But Democrats tabled the bill, effectively killing it. If 30,000 teens could get to work right away, this would ease some of the pressure on wages and help our summer tourism industry. Third, existing employees will want raises on par with increases in the minimum wage. When a new worker gets the higher minimum wage, the existing workers will expect their paychecks to go up, too. Our small businesses cannot keep up this pace. Many will have to cut back. An employer with 10 employees may now get by with six. Or the employer may close a couple hours earlier each day — or even close one day a week. As a result, workers lose jobs and pay. Progressives don’t want to admit this, but studies have already shown it to be true in Seattle. And in Maine, employers already testified to the Legislature that they will cut hours and raise prices if the minimum wage continues to increase at this rapid pace. A three percent inflation rate cannot absorb a 10 percent increase in labor costs. This is basic math. But legislators are not interested in protecting people on fixed incomes, like the elderly, from being hurt by rapidly rising prices. They are only interested in getting re-elected. So they will just take the easy way out — again.

Maine breeding bird atlas

(Continued from Page 1D) this neighborhood before, so although none of us knew if Bluebirds would nest in it, or even discover it, we were hopeful. When the first week of May arrived we noticed a male Eastern Bluebird perched on top of the box, while a female hunted for her lunch on the grassy lawn below. Since then, we have often seen them perching on branches in our yard and then flying down to grab small prey, probably grasshoppers, from the lawn. Our neighbor sees the birds flying in and out of the box and thinks they are nesting. We cannot see the entrance hole from our house, but if they carry food into it on a regular basis we can be confident there are youngsters inside. Our observations of bird’s activities during the breeding season are quite casual, although if we see something especially interesting we might jot down a few notes about it in the nature journal that sits by the kitchen window. This year, though, we are being challenged to pay more attention, and to keep better records of the birds’ behavior during the breeding season, because this is the first year of the five-year Maine Breeding Bird Atlas project. For years, Bird Atlases have been done around the world as a way to map the distribution and abundance of species over a large geographic area in a specific period of time. This is the second time Maine has done a Breeding Bird Atlas, but the last one was done more then 35 years ago so the information needs to be updated. Spearheaded by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and being done mostly by volunteers, the current project is far more extensive then the previous Atlas. From 2018 to 2022, when birds are busy nesting and raising their families, volunteer observers have a chance to submit reports of breeding bird activity. Observers do not have to be expert birders but they must be able to reliably identify the observed species and follow the protocols found on the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas website: Participating in this project is one of many ways to enjoy birds and will eventually help protect them and their breeding habitats.

BRIDGTON Thur., Jun. 21 — Family Nature Club picnic, 11 a.m., Holt Pond Preserve, South Bridgton. Free. FMI FMI Thur., Jun. 21 — Loon Echo Land Trust summer solstice hike, Bald Pate Mountain, easy/ moderate hike. Meet 3 p.m. at main parking lot off Rte. 107. Lasts approximately two hours. Dress appropriately. FMI 6474352. Thur., Jun. 21 — LRSAC Board meeting, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Bridgton Municipal Complex, Iredale Street. Sat., Jun. 23 — Book signing for The Spinster’s Hope Chest by Robert Spencer, 1 – 3 p.m., Bridgton Books, 140 Main St., FMI 647-2122. Mon., Jun. 25 — Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota Weathering Shame, presentation and discussion about mental illness, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Community Center. Free and open to public. Sponsored by LRSAC. Childcare available. RSVP for childcare to Jana. Richards@opportunityalliance. org FMI call Community Center 647-3116, Mon., Jun. 25 — Community Band rehearsal, 7 – 9 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. All musicians welcome. Tue., Jun. 26 — Food Pantry, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. High St. All welcome FMI 6472334 or 743-2606. Tue., Jun. 26 — LEGO club for kids, 2 -3:30 p.m., Bridgton Public Library. FMI 647-2472. Tue., Jun. 26 — Black bear presentation with Deb Perkins, 6 p.m., Maine Lake Science Center, 51 Willett Rd. $5 LEA members, $10 nonmembers. FMI Wed., Jun. 27 — Make a Pet Rock, all day, Bridgton Public Library. FMI 647-2472. Wed., Jun. 27 — Lake depth mapping equipment set up and use training, 5:30 p.m., LEA Maine Lake Science Center, Willett Rd. (behind Hannaford). FMI and to register 647-3318 or Fri., Jun. 29 — Historical Society Games and Stories for kids, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Bridgton Public Library. FMI 647-2472. Sat., Jun. 30 — Parade costume making party, 10 – 11 a.m., Bridgton Public Library. FMI 647-2472. Wed., Jul. 4 — Bridgton Lions 4th of July parade: line up Hancock Lumber, gates open 9 a.m.; float judging 11 a.m., parade starts 11:45 a.m. FMI call Bob McHatton 6474280. DENMARK Fri., Jun. 22 — Denmark Mountain Hikers, easy hike, Black Cap Mountain, North Conway, N.H., 2,369 ft. Meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI 756-2247. FRYEBURG Sat., Jun. 24 — Aviation Youth Event, Eastern Slope Reg. Airport, 1 – 3 p.m. Hands-on aviation education stations and crafts, static aircraft display, meet women air racers from the Air Race Classic.

The Bridgton News


THE BRIDGTON NEWS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH. ALL DISPLAY ADVERTISING will be due by 4 p.m., Thursday, June 28th for the Thursday, July 5th edition. ALL CLASSIFIED LINE ADS, calendar of events and editorial copy is due by noon, Friday, June 29th. The Bridgton News will be printed on Tuesday, July 3rd, and distributed to local stores. Home delivery will be Thursday, July 5th.


HARRISON Sat., Jun. 23 — Bible study, 11 a.m., Caswell Conservancy, Main St. Topic: God’s Plan for My Life, FMI 890-5750. LOVELL Sat., Jun. 23 — Start-ofSummer Celebration, 9 a.m. – noon, Charlotte Hobbs Library. Sign up for kids summer reading club. 10 a.m., Mad Science. Refreshments served. FMI 925-3177. Sat., Jun. 30 — $2/bag sale, 10 a.m. – noon, Thrift Shop, Lovell UCC, Rte. 5, Center Lovell Mon., Jul. 2 — $2/bag sale, 10 a.m. – noon, Thrift Shop, Lovell UCC, Rte. 5, Center Lovell RAYMOND Sat., Jun. 23 — Flea market, yard sale, vendors, silent auction; bake, book, and plant sale, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church. Rain or shine. Contact Brenda 838-0123 to rent space. SEBAGO Mon., Jun. 25 — Maple Grove Grange muffin baking contest, 5:45 p.m.; potluck supper, 6 p.m., meeting and election of officers, 7 p.m., Sebago Center Community Church, 403 Bridgton Rd. FMI 787-2489. WATERFORD Tues., Jun. 26 — All you can eat public supper, gingerbread dessert, 5 – 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, off Rte. 35, opposite Melby’s. Adults $9, children under 12 $4.50. AREA EVENTS Fri., Jun. 22 — Cree Ways and Christ’s Love, a presentation by storyteller Sister Bernadette Gautreau, 4:30 p.m., West Parish Congregational Church, 37 Church St., Bethel. Free and open to the public. Donations welcome. Sat., Jun. 23 — Annual Light the Garden fundraiser party and silent auction, 7 – 9:30 p.m., Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., Norway. Live music by The Cobblestones, food, beer, wine. Admission sliding scale $20 $50. FMI 346-0708. Tues., Jun. 26 — Restorative Community Training, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., Norway. FMI and to reserve a spot 739-6222. ONGOING WEEKLY DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon - 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 - 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402. Tai Chi in the Park, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Denmark Bicentennial Part, Rte. 160 next to Moose Pond dam. FMI 4522239. Sebago Food Pantry, 9 10:30 a.m. (3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 2nd Mon.) Nazarene Church, Rte. 114. FMI 787-2177. Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. - noon, Lovell United Church of Christ.

Bridge, 1 p.m., Bradley St., Fryeburg. Runs year-round. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Celebrate Recovery, Christ-based 12-step recovery program, 6 - 8 p.m., Lake Region Vineyard Church, 402 Main St., Bridgton. FMI 6475439. 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 - 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Tai Chi Maine, 9:15 a.m. new White Swan class, Town Hall, Bridgton. Tai Chi Maine, 10 a.m., set practice, Town Hall, Bridgton. Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tunes for Tots, 10 - 11 a.m., Bridgton Public Library. Naples Food Pantry, 10 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI 595-2754. Technology Help, 10:30 noon, Bridgton Public Library Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St., FMI 6474476. Community Lunch, noon, Sebago Nazarene Church, $3.50 suggested donation Bridge, 12:15 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Cards/Board games, noon 2:30 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. Adult Knitting, 1 - 3 p.m., Bridgton Public Library. LEGO Club, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Bridgton Public Library. Yarn Junkies, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Casco Public Library. Ping Pong, 5 – 8 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, equipment provided free. Harrison Food Bank, 6 - 7:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 176 Waterford Rd. FMI 890-9742. Al-Anon Bridgton, 7 p.m. Newcomers Meeting, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Open Meeting, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bridgton. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. WEDNESDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 - 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402. Story Time, 9:30 a.m., Denmark Public Library, Rte. 117. Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. - noon, Lovell United Church of Christ. Kids’ Knitting, 10:30 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Public Library Sweden Food Pantry, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sweden Community Church. Rte. 93. First and third Wednesday of the month only. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 1 - 3 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. Mah Jongg, 1 - 4 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Conversational Spanish, 4 - 4:45 p.m., Bridgton Public Library.

Over 40 Pickleball, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI 583-2241. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 - 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Otisfield Sewing & Craft Group, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (every Wed, except 3rd Wed. of mo.), Community Hall. THURSDAYS Rotary Club Meeting, 7:15 a.m. Bridgton Community Center. AA Step-Meeting, 9 a.m., Step Sisters 6 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Tai Chi Maine, 10 a.m., set practice, Town Hall, Bridgton. Gathering Place for Seniors, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. FMI 925-1321. The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Free Community Kettle Supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pickleball, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Gym. FMI 627-4187. Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. FRIDAYS Coffee Call, 8 - 11 a.m., Caswell Conservancy Center, 42 Main St., Harrison. Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 - 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402. Tai Chi Maine, set practice, 10 a.m., Town Hall, Bridgton. Preschool Storytime, 10 - 11 a.m., Bridgton Public Library. Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. - noon, Lovell United Church of Christ. Over 40 Men’s Basketball, 4 p.m., Brownfield/Denmark School. Pickup Volleyball — 6:30 - 9 p.m., Casco Community Center gym, 940 Meadow Rd., Free, all levels welcome. Bring sneakers, water, knee pads. Call 627-4187 FMI and to reserve a spot. SATURDAYS Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Depot St. (behind Renys), Bridgton. Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. - noon, Lovell United Church of Christ. Pickleball, 9 - 11 a.m., Harrison Elementary School, Naples Road. Sebago Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. - noon, Warming Hut, Rte. 114, Sebago, next to Nazarene Church. FMI 787-2177. Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. AA Meeting, O/BB/D/A/L, 7 - 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 - 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church.

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