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CREATING HIS OWN WAKE — Nick Mozzicato of Harrison and Acton, Mass. creates quite a spray during a waterskiing clinic held last week on Crystal Lake in Harrison. This was Nick’s second year taking part in the two-

day clinic, which was led by national waterskiing champion April Coble Eller. See story in the Sports Section. Maybe this is a sign that summer has arrived in the Lake Region. (Photo by Brad Bradstreet)

Milfoil program faces funding shortfall By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer NAPLES — Lakes Environmental Association is “doing the best we can with the resources available,” but could use some financial help from the business community in its efforts to prevent the spread of milfoil into the upper Songo River and Brandy Pond, Executive Director Peter Lowell said Monday. “We’ve had some luck with landowners, but we’ve not had any luck raising money from the business community,” Lowell said, as LEA gets ready to beef up its patrols this summer at the ever-popular Songo Lock. Lowell estimates it’s going to take $15,000 to $20,000 in

donations from the private sector to conduct the necessary work this summer, both at the lock and at the marinas along the Causeway. Last summer, LEA Courtesy Boat Inspectors checked more than 4,400 boats at the lock, the majority of which were headed upstream to the upper river, Brandy Pond and Long Lake. LEA has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past six years to clear this area of milfoil, and fears the infestation at the lock will cause the plant to spread out of control. LEA, along with an informal group of business owners, Chamber officials and others have been considering a plan to

dredge the worst area of milfoil infestation around the lock. LEA has done some transects of the shoreline near the lock to help to estimate the volume of material that will need to be dredged. But Lowell said LEA is not driving the dredging plan — the business community is. Kent Uicker, owner of the Songo River Queen II, said Al Frick, a permit specialist from Frick Associates, is putting together a permit by rule to submit to the Department of Environmental Protection. The difficulty, he said, is that most all of the businesses are very busy right now as the summer season is getting into full swing. “It’s a slow process, and

unfortunately, now, it’s been slowed even more. We’re all volunteers and we’re in the midst of our busiest time of the year,” said Uicker Uicker said the marina owners and businesses are still awaiting an answer from the commissioner of the state Department of Conservation on their request that lock fees be increased this year from the $6 per trip cost. The extra revenue would be earmarked to support the dredging. Lowell said that the dredging is far from certain, so his crew is concentrating on handpulling plants below the lock as in past years. They’ve also increased boat inspections;

there will be two Courtesy Boat Inspectors on duty during the peak boating times of the season, he said. “We really feel like our traditional message” of hand-pulling, suction harvesting and benthic barriers is all LEA can do this season with the available funding,” Lowell said. The Portland Water District has contributed $2,000, landowners have kicked in another $2,000, and the town of Naples has contributed $5,000 to battle milfoil. Most of that money goes toward the harvesting and boat inspections, Lowell said. “The plant harvesting needs people to step up and support it,” said Lowell.

Harrison voters fly through budget

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — A new bookkeeping format that better tracks the actual costs of running town departments helped Harrison town meeting voters fly through a 25-article warrant in just over a half hour last week. Had it not been for several questions posed by former

Selectman Henry Hudson, Rep. Rick Sykes and a few other residents, the meeting would have been even more brief, as hands were raised without comment after each question was moved by the gathering of around 60 people at Harrison Elementary School. The 2012 budget of just under $6 million passed by voters will

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer It’s been over a year since McDonald’s Corp. announced plans they were coming to Bridgton. The news caused an uproar, and led to a protracted letter-writing campaign by persons both for and against the plans. Now, a group of residents are hard at work developing new standards for Portland Road, standards that will somehow allow for change and growth without sacrificing Bridgton’s small-town character. But before they can go any further, they need the public’s help — and they especially want to hear from seasonal residents. So, a first-ever Public Design Charette has been scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at Stevens Brook Elementary School, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “If the announcement last year of a McDonald’s coming

to Bridgton ignited your interest in Bridgton’s future development track… then you must join us and design the place called Portland Road,” said Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s Director of Economic and Community Development. Manoian said Saturday’s meeting is “a landmark opportunity for seasonal residents to join us as townspeople to design a better Portland Road corridor.” Obviously, year-round residents are encouraged to attend, he said, “but I really hope our seasonal residents can see this as an opportunity to connect with the community in this way,” by engaging in a hands-on process of deciding what standards should be placed in different sections of the corridor. The meeting will begin with a walking tour from 10 to 11 a.m., beginning at Pondicherry Square in front of the Big Kahuna buildDESIGN, Page 8A

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FLOATING FOOD STAND — Local businessman Jeff Pomeroy constructed a food stand to float on pontoons. His new business, The Black Ghost, is located at the Raymond Public Beach. By the Fourth of July weekend The Black Ghost will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (De Busk photo)

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — Water in a glass is customary at a restaurant. It’s unusual when an eating establishment offers its patrons H2-O underfoot. Or, rather, under pontoon. But, that’s the idea a local businessman is putting afloat at this popular swimming and boating spot. It was more than the desire

for a new cash flow that by 30-foot floating kitchen to prompted Jeff Pomeroy to pur- the end of a newly built 116sue his concept of the dock- foot dock. side floating food stand. He FOOD STAND, Page 8A was inspired to do something to solve a problem in the town he cares about. Apparently, he is not the Established 1870 only one. P.O. Box 244, 118 Main St. “A stream of people” have Bridgton, ME 04009 pulled into the parking area 207-647-2851 of the Raymond Public Beach Fax: 207-647-5001 during the week as Pomeroy bnews@roadrunner.com prepared to move the 30-foot

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer When it was all said and done, the 100 attendees at last week’s annual town meeting in Bridgton had approved a municipal budget of $6.17 million, in just over one hour’s time. The actual amount appropriated at the June 15 town meeting was $6,170,593, according to Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz, who said a little less than that will need to be raised in taxes, due to anticipated revenue from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The $6.17 million figure excludes the Sewer Account and Salmon Point Campground which are both enterprise, or self-sustaining, accounts, as well as the tax assessments from Cumberland County and SAD 61. Those wondering what Bridgton’s property tax rate will be will have to wait until after the next SAD 61 budget vote, which takes place later this month. The property tax rate is based on the municipal side of the budget plus the assessments from both SAD 61 and Cumberland County. So, the mil rate can not be calculated, Berkowitz said, until it is known what Bridgton’s assessment from SAD 61 will be. Therefore, in anticipation of not being able to set the tax rate until later than usual, town meeting attendees unanimously approved BRIDGTON, Page 7A

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A 45-year-old man from Waquoit, Massachusetts was listed in critical condition at a Lewiston hospital late Wednesday morning, three days after he was involved in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Bridgton over the weekend in which investigators say alcohol was allegedly a factor. William Sturgis suffered severe head trauma, when his ATV rolled over in a ditch along a driveway on Lombardo Road just before 11 p.m. on June 18, according to Edie Smith, director of information and education for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Sturgis’ condition was initially listed as serious but stable, shortly after the crash, but it had been downgraded to critical condition, according to a spokeswoman for Central Maine Medical Center June 22. “Alcohol was a factor in the incident, and Sturgis was not wearing a helmet,” Smith stated in a press release. Maine Warden Service Sergeant Tim Place and Warden Kris Barboza responded to a call shortly after 11 p.m. on ATV, Page 8A

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CASCO — Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, proudly announced recently that 16-year-old Joey Cerato of Hudson, N.H., was named a Community MVP by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Kraft Family. The award comes with a $10,000 donation to his charity of choice, Camp Sunshine. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Kraft Family support New England nonprofit organizations by awarding outstanding volunteers who make a large impact in their communities. To date, Joey Cerato has raised more than $100,000 — and priceless awareness for Camp Sunshine — through Joey’s Plunge®. Since 2004, Cerato’s involvement with Camp Sunshine (www.campsunshine.org) and families’ struggles with cancer motivated him to raise funds for those facing life-threatening illnesses. In 2006, at the age of 11, he set the goal of rais-


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Casco set to brainstorm on improving auditing process town could make improvements. Casco — like so many rural towns — rated low in segregating the employees whose jobs involve handling money. Typically, small staff numbers and employees with multiple duties contribute to this problem. Grant suggested the town office staff come up with ideas to create a greater separation of duties. He asked if it was possible to put up a partition. Town Manager Dave Morton said the size and layout of the town offices make it difficult to accomplish the task of sufficiently buffering the person who accepts fees at the front window from the employee who deposits checks and cash in the town’s bank account. Even if a partition kept them from seeing one another’s work, staff members could easily overhear conversa-

tions that pertained to money. Another challenge is that workers are cross-trained in order to fill in during vacation and sick days, Morton said. Morton said it was important for the board “to address the areas identified as needing improvement” in the town’s annual audit. The audit is available to Casco residents in a few different forms, he said. “We post the audit in Annual Town Report. It’s part of the town report so it’s always included there,” Morton said. “The audit report has been posted on town website. So, anyone with a computer can read it.” In related business, the board plans to advertise for the town’s auditing contract. This upcoming Tuesday, the board will review draft proposals for the bidding process to select auditing services.

Who can wield weir boards? Weir appears under control by Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO - The water level in Mill Pond is something residents keep an eye on. When the issue of the Mill Pond Weir appears on the agenda for municipal meetings, people living near the pond come to listen to the latest developments, and sometimes speak on the issue. Community members support a sufficient water level in the pond so it can serve firefighters during a fire in the Webbs Mills Village, and so wildlife dependent on the water can thrive. A full, flourishing pond is much more visually

appealing at the site of the village green, some say. Everyone is equally concerned how quickly water can rush over the edges of the pond, and how flooding water can take a toll on roads. Most people agree the weir can be used to control water levels. This fall and spring, the Casco Board of Selectmen have addressed yanking a (12-inch) board from the weir to ease the water pressure during heavy rains and anticipated snowmelt. Now, the Town of Casco is moving forward in its effort to legally have control of the weir - by getting permission from the land owners who have the

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(Continued from Page A) ing $1,500 to sponsor a family for a session at Camp Sunshine and obtained pledges from family and friends for diving into the Atlantic Ocean on Jan. 1, 2006. Cerato exceeded his goal by raising $6,000. The following year, Cerato and 35 others plunged into the Atlantic again, raising $21,000 for Camp Sunshine. Inspired by Cerato’s success, Camp Sunshine added five more plunges of its own, and by 2007, more than $200,000 had been raised. This year, Camp Sunshine Polar Dips reached a new height by collectively surpassing the $1 million mark — thanks in large part to the efforts of Joey Cerato. Cerato’s impact on the community cannot be missed. To honor his efforts and success, Camp Sunshine wanted to express its gratitude by nominating Cerato as a Community MVP for the New England Patriots Foundation’s distinguished annual awards. Under the requirements, a nonprofit organization is allowed to nominate one “remarkable volunteer” that makes an impact in the New England region. Out of the hundreds of applicants, Cerato and 15 others were honored at Gillette Stadium on June 9, 2011, where they all received awards for their associated charities. The first place prize was granted $25,000, five runner-ups, including Cerato, were each granted $10,000, and the remaining finalists were each granted $2,500. To further understand the work of these outstanding volunteers, members of the New England Patriots Foundation will visit the respective nonprofit organizations of the first prize and runner-up winners. “Camp Sunshine congratulates Joey for his remarkable accomplishments and is grateful for his and his family’s unyielding commitment to Camp Sunshine’s program,” said Camp Sunshine Executive Director Matthew Hoidal, Esq.

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in the same historic home on Main Street in Bridgton where his father Angus had also tended to the ailments and afflictions of the residents of the Lake Region. He and June raised four children in the big house next door to the Bridgton Public Library — Patsy, Dorcas, Henry and Dick. My dad first set up his medical practice in New Gloucester’s Upper Village in the late 1930s, where he was physician to the people living in the surrounding area, as well as the Sabbathday Lake Shakers who considered him their trusted friend. My parents decided to relocate to Freeport Village, in the 1940s, and purchased both a saltwater farm on Flying Point and a bungalow-style home on Main Street across from what is now the United States Post Office. Then, in the early 1950s, my folks “traded” houses with the Davis family, an elderly couple who had decided a 24room, federal-style mansion was too large for them. So, we moved farther up Main Street to the Captain Josiah Mitchell DOCTORS, Page A

neer’s report had suggested installing six-inch boards, instead of 12-inch boards. Crescent Lake Environmental Association hired the engineer in spring 2010. He said installing the sixinch board could be a low-cost improvement to the weir. “We are talking under a couple 100 dollars. It’s not expensive. It’s a practical way to control flooding,” he said. “In the past, the Mill Pond

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TWO BELOVED RURAL DOCTORS — The late Dr. Henry S. Hebb, of Bridgton, (above, left) and his friend and medical school classmate, the late Dr. Ralph E. Williams, of Freeport, (above, right), both served as captains in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War II. Dr. Williams served in England, while Dr. Hebb served in the South Pacific Theater.

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Incidents on the Bridgton Police Department blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, June 14: 9:54 a.m. The Animal Damage Control Officer responded to a local campground to take care of a sick fox. 11:06 a.m. A subject reported a black cat that was found in a downstairs room at the Bridgton Municipal Complex. The cat was transported to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. 11:42 a.m. A report was

received that a trailer had been burglarized at a business on Portland Road sometime overnight. 7:40 p.m. A caller from Sawyer Circle reported finding four kittens — two of them inside a culvert. 8:21 p.m. A tree was reported down on Route 302 (North High Street) and partially in the roadway near the Fryeburg town line. The area was checked and nothing was found. 10:08 p.m. The responding

Rural doctors (Continued from Page A) House built in 1789 and later transported to its current location at the corner of Main and East Streets by a team of oxen. It was the perfect place for my mom and dad to raise their three children — my brother Tony, my sister Chris, and I — while housing both a suite of offices, examining rooms and a pharmacy closet. My parents were founders of the Regional Memorial Hospital in Brunswick (now Midcoast Hospital), as Dr. and Mrs. Hebb were founders of Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital. Both Dr. Hebb and my dad missed a lot of family time, while they stitched up wounds, performed numerous surgeries, went out at all hours of the night and day to tend to accident victims and deliver babies at home, and held long office hours — always, above all else, taking care of the medical needs of their patients in their respective communities. I remember many evenings where I would go in to my dad’s office in my pajamas and crawl up on to his lap and kiss him goodnight, as he sat at his desk writing out instructions for the patient he was seeing. My father, raised by upright, God-fearing Quaker parents, was a kindhearted, generous and humble man, affectionately called “Doc” by all who knew him. L.L. Bean called my dad friend, and the two men shared a love of fishing, enjoying each other’s company on the lakes of central and southern Maine. He was also revered as “the children’s doctor” in the communities of Freeport, Durham and Pownal, where he served as school physician. I would ride along with him into the countryside on house calls, where he tended to his patients, some of whom lived in small, tarpapered shacks with dirt floors, sheets of plastic on the windows and no indoor plumbing. My dad treated each and every one the same — it didn’t matter — to him, they were country folk, just like him. Dr. Hebb held the same pure, non-judgmental values as my dad. My father and Dr. Hebb, like their fathers before them, were true Maine country doctors — physicians first, and businessmen second. They were both beloved for their tenderness and their skill at doctoring whatever ailed their patients, many of whom were also their dear friends. I didn’t just lose my father that morning in June, 1961, when I was eight and-a-half years old — I lost my hero. Dr. Hebb’s family lost their hero, too. And, the communities they both served faithfully — Bridgton and Freeport — lost their heroes, as well. Hard to believe, it was a half-century ago, today.

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officer was unable to locate a vehicle from which subjects allegedly threw fruit at another motor vehicle in South Bridgton. Wednesday, June 15: 6:34 a.m. A subject reported catching a raccoon in a trap overnight on Church Street and was given the phone number for the Animal Damage Control Officer. 9:52 a.m. A caller from South High Street reported having caught a cat in a Havahart trap and the information was given to the Animal Control Officer. 2:57 p.m. A subject brought an injured bird to the police station to be picked up by the bird rehabilitation specialist. The bird was placed in a box. 6:17 p.m. A pontoon boat with identifying marks on its side was found floating near Highland Pines. A caller advised the boat was tied up in case anyone was looking for it. 7:05 p.m. A female subject who allegedly became combative at a public beach was trans-

ported to Bridgton Hospital. Cynthia S. Rios, 18, of Casco, was charged with three counts of assault. Thursday, June 16: 11:45 a.m. The Bridgton Fire Department responded to a small oil spill at a Portland Road location. 2:15 p.m. A caller reported a Burmese Mountain dog missing from a Malcolm Road South location. The owner said the dog had a seizure earlier in the day and got out of a vehicle and had not been seen since. The dog’s name is Daysia, and she has been shaved for the summer and is shy. Friday, June 17: 9:56 p.m. A caller reported “the sound of cars peeling out and loud subjects” at a Cottage Street residence. A warning was issued for disorderly conduct. 10:08 p.m. A 19-year-old male was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, following a motor vehicle stop on Powerhouse Road. Justin Ray, of Bridgton, was issued a summons for possession of drug

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer CASCO — Two adults and a nine-year-old child are lucky to be alive, following a two-vehicle crash here over the weekend in which an SUV bounced off the Webb’s Mills Variety Store and landed on its side. According to Sergeant David Hall of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the department’s accident reconstruction expert, a 2000 Chevrolet sedan operated by 30-year-old Ronald Denison of Bridgton was traveling north on Route 85 (Webb’s Mills Road) just after 10 o’clock Sunday night when it failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 2007 GMC SUV operated by Michele MacLean, 43, of Gardiner that was headed southbound on Route 11 (Poland Spring Road). Neither MacLean, nor her nine-year-old son, Cameron MacLean, both of whom a witness said exited the overturned SUV through its sunroof, were injured in the June 19 crash. Denison escaped without injury, as well, according to Sgt. Hall. Alcohol and drugs were not contributing factors, Hall said,

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE — An SUV operated by a woman from Gardiner ended up on its side, after it bounced off the Webb’s Mills Variety Store building, when a man from Bridgton drove his car through a stop sign at the intersection of Routes 85 and 11 in Casco and struck the SUV. (Ackley Photo) who pointed to inattention by Denison as the cause of the crash. The sergeant said both drivers were operating at or below the posted speed limit, when the accident occurred. “Nobody was injured. No one was hurt at all,” Sgt. Hall said. “They were lucky they didn’t get hurt.” Sgt. Hall said Denison told him he “was not aware there was an intersection there, and he went right through.” ACCIDENT, Page A

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer NAPLES — A 26-year-old man from Harrison was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, after he allegedly crashed his pickup truck on Wiley Road here last week. Police summonsed Jason Dunn, the sole occupant of the vehicle, for OUI and then released him, after his 2007 Nissan pickup truck came to rest on its nose and the rear end of the truck landed up against a tree, according to Sergeant David Hall of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Dunn was treated for minor injuries he sustained in the accident, said Hall. The accident happened as Dunn’s truck was traveling along Wiley Road toward Route 35 near Birch Lane, just before 1 a.m. on June 16. “He was coming down over the hill too fast,” said Hall, “and when he turned the corner he lost control of the vehicle and it slid along a ditch. The nose of the truck got caught up and caused the back end to go up over it so it landed with the front grill in the ground and the back of the truck up against a tree. It was standing right up straight.”

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QUITE A BLAST — ABC Academy Class of 2011 had their end-of-the-year ceremony last Wednesday and the next day the young graduates celebrated by having tons of fun at Uberblast in North Conway, N.H. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Kira Keniston, Baraka DeCesere, Dakota Muise, Jazmin Pettingill and Evan Holden; (back row) Naomi Fadden, Helena Landry, Bridgton Police arrested three men in separate incidents Alex Bartlett, Leah Edwards, Dominick Mellon and Madelyn McDougall. Absent from the picture recently, for crimes they allegedly committed: is Lyla Levesque.

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SAD 61 SCHOOL BUDGET CUTS IF NOT NOW… WHEN? REPORT CARD ON SAD 61 — What grade should SAD 61 receive? Perhaps a “C” since the facts are clear. SAD 61 spends more per student than any other district. The state of Maine school subsidy paid to the district is only $438 per pupil compared to thousands of dollars paid to most other districts. Critical fact. Assessed real estate values are so high that all four towns are “rich towns.” Your town managements also need to step up and accept part of the blame for the school problems. Your real estate taxes will remain very high until your town gets its “fair share”of school subsidies. The only option is to have a Revaluation. (See other ad.) WHAT TO DO NOW — Budget cuts, like it or not, must be made now. It’s a local problem, and no one can resolve the problem for you. The 2.8% in extra cuts in the budget is a symbolic change of direction for the School Board. OUR ADS — Provide voters of SAD 61 with data to help them make intelligent and informed decisions. A ZERO INCREASE in the budget will still provide $13,265 per pupil to meet all the financial needs for a good education.

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3 Steps To Lower Taxes Step #1 — Vote No On SAD 61 Budget Unless It’s A … ZERO Increase SAD 61 has the highest cost of education per student, the district receives almost the lowest state subsidy per student, and that combo produces the HIGHEST NET COST PER STUDENT FOR TAXPAYERS. Study the comparison of area schools. The absolute truth is… figures don’t lie. Total Total Cost State Share Net Cost Subsidy For Town/District Pupils Per Pupil Per Pupil Per Pupil 2011/2012 LAKES REGION 1901 $13,738** $ 438 $13,300 $ 834,133 OOrchard/Saco/Day 4088 10,666 2,906 7,760 11,879,321 Falmouth 2114 12,393 2,155 10,328 4,556,872 Freeport/Durh/Pow 1884 12,685 2,611 10,074 4,919,878 Buxton/Standish/Ho 3978 10,633 5,088 5,545 20,236,643 Kennebunk/KPort 2732 13,030 1,540 11,490 4,207,277 Gray/NGloucester 1912 10,696 4,229 6,467 8,088,242 Windham/Raymond 3381 11,003 4,089 6,914 13,823,640 Brunswick 2521 13,209 4,645 8,564 11,713,393 Biddeford 2601 12,188 3,579 8,609 9,307,769 Harrison/Norw/Paris 3443 10,049 4,769 5,281 16,420,894 ** Voters have approved their school budgets in all districts except SAD 61. SAD 61 has a serious spending problem which is further aggravated by the unfair and unjust minimum school subsidy provided by the State of Maine. THIS TIME VOTERS MUST SIMPLY SAY NO… UNLESS SAD 61 APPROVES A ZERO INCREASE BUDGET. The district has to reduce their costs in line with a 8% decrease in school enrollment over the past five years. The School Board should use the Apple Computer motto… THINK DIFFERENT.

VOTE NO ON JUNE 23rd & JUNE 30th UNLESS THE SCHOOL BOARD AGREES TO A CUT OF $732,519 FOR A GENERAL FUND BUDGET OF $25,216,481… A ZERO INCREASE… OR $13,265 PER STUDENT… STILL THE HIGHEST ON OUR LIST. DISTRICT MEETING — Thursday, June 23rd, at 6:30 P.M. at LRHS REFERENDUM VOTE — Thursday, June 30th, secret ballot vote on the FINAL proposed budget. Voting places in your town open from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Step #2 — Revaluation Is Critical District Meeting — Thurs, June 23rd, 6:30 p.m. LRHS. This meeting will set the final budget amount. Referendum Vote — Thurs, June 30th, secret ballot vote on the FINAL proposed budget. Voting places in your town open 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

MILLIONS LOST IN STATE AID Tell Your Town Management You Want Action Now MILLIONS LOST IN SAD 61 SUBSIDIES – Can you believe it? The state of Maine will pay $438.90 per pupil or only $834,133 for the entire 2011–2012 school year. Compare this amount to the $3,000, $4,000 or more per pupil most other districts will receive. (Check our other ad.) SAD 61 has probably lost TENS OF MILLIONS in school subsidies in just six years. A town management fiasco? You decide! Actual School Subsidies Paid to SAD 61 School year

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$1,897,735 2,671,150 4,605,112 5,640,400 6,479,004 6,767,800

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TOWNS LACK OF ACTION – Patrick Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, claims the 6-year reduction in subsidies was $5,838,498, but that’s the obvious loss, and that’s obviously wrong. The above table shows you what SAD 61 should have received in ADDITIONAL SUBSIDIES EACH YEAR or TAX MONEY LOST during the same 6-year period if SAD 61 had been receiving a school subsidy at the rate of $3,000 or $4,000 per pupil. This is public information, and your town and school management failed to dig it out. You need to know that Maine allocates about $1,000,000,000 in school subsidies every year. All cities/towns want a bigger subsidy, but you have to fight for your share. A share 70% to 90% less is unacceptable.

Your present assessed valuations are unrealistically high, and do not reflect today’s market values. The result… each town is losing millions in school subsidies from the state. A total of 47 homes were sold in Casco in 12 months ending in March, and 35 of them were sold below the assessed value. By losing state school subsidy funds, every Casco taxpayer has paid far more tax dollars in the past 5 years. Bridgton, Naples and Sebago have probably had a similar result. It’s wrongheaded for any Board of Selectmen to postpone a new revaluation that reflects today’s real estate market declines in values when $1 invested in a revaluation could return $10, or more, in higher school subsidies in the very first year. Revaluation is a smart and sound business decision. The assessed valuation per student is a critical key component of the state of Maine’s system of allocating subsidies. Bridgton, Casco, Naples and Sebago have high assessed valuations per student. Town/District Lakes Region Towns OOrchard/Saco/Dayt Falmouth Freeport/Durh/Pownal Buxton/Hollis/Standish Kennebunk/KenPort

Ave. Value $1,536,359 948,110 1,026,933 1,112,497 718,554 1,706,349

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Ave. Value $743,425 870,689 874,400 966,513 735,516

YOUR ASSESSOR, JOHN O’DONNELL, DOESN’T GET IT! One shocking revelation by John O’Donnell in a memo signed by him states: “I am not familiar with the implications of the EPS (Essential Programs and Services) and school funding. State valuation is derived by Maine Revenue Services (MRS). MRS projects municipal assessed values into a theoretical full value using assessment ratios based on sales analysis… It would take some research to pinpoint what happened in each town to determine who went up and who went down and why.” Apparently John O’Donnell has no clue how his work, as assessor, affects your state school subsidies and shows no interest in learning the system. The assessed values O’Donnell assigns to each property is the key component used by the state to determine the subsidies paid. John O’Donnell’s failure to recognize the impact of his aggressive tactics placing unrealistic assessed values on waterfront and other properties has already cost all four towns millions in school subsidies during the past 5 years. NO REVALUATION means low school subsidies and higher taxes… forever???

Step #3 — Negotiate With State The State of Maine officials including Governor Paul LePage, Commissioner of Education Bowen and Attorney General Schneider are aware of some of the problems with SAD 61 tax subsidies based on communications with Casco Tax Fairness Association. Town officials should use the political system to press for changes in state laws to eliminate the flaws and unfairness of the present system for allocation of state funds. The towns can take more immediate action, which is completely within their control, by considering a revaluation. Since 23% of all USA real estate mortgages are under water, it’s not much of a mental stretch to believe that current area assessed values do not reflect today’s true market values which are costing SAD 61 millions in state school subsidy dollars.

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June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page A

Harrison meeting recap

MAHLON JOHNSON was given a lifetime free pass to the Bridgton Transfer Station for his years of work on the town’s Recycling Committee. (Ackley Photo) (Continued from Page A) Article 10 as amended to have the first property tax payment due 45 days after the commitment of taxes. “This is a one-year, one time unique thing,” the town manager said. As to last week’s annual town meeting, Berkowitz said, “I was pleased with the questions we had. I wish more people would go (to town meeting). It’s their community, and the policy decisions we make are reflected in that budget for the next year. Ultimately, the selectmen did suggest a budget that had reductions.” Berkowitz also pointed out that, had the town meeting body not voted to approve using

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$375,000 from surplus to reduce the tax impact, the property tax rate for this year would be 37 to 38 cents higher than anticipated. “I can’t promise anything after that,” he said. Berkowitz, who came on board as town manager in 2006, after Ronnie Belanger passed away, said, “I am proud to say that since July 1, 2006, we have not temporarily borrowed money in anticipation of taxes.” Town meeting voters also approved exceeding the LD 1 level set by the state. “We are approximately $800,000 over the state-mandated level,” Selectmen Chairman Arthur Triglione Sr. explained. Should economic conditions remain the same, or improve only slightly in coming months, then fiscal belt-tightening will likely continue out of necessity, the town manager said. “The economy hasn’t done well, and we haven’t issued a lot of building permits,” Berkowitz stated. The town manager said Bridgton’s operating costs are mostly labor-related, and large equipment items continue to need to be maintained. “We’re approaching a local (state) valuation of $1 billion,” Berkowitz said. “We’re at about $980 million, right now. Each $10,000 of municipal expenses equals one cent on the tax rate, and each $10,000 of new revenue is a penny off the tax rate. That will probably remain fairly constant, for 2012.” “We don’t have that significant growth,” said Berkowitz. “I’d like to see more (growth) in the downtown and have businesses that are here expand and try to get new businesses in town.” Mark Swasey had several questions he wanted answered by municipal officials at the town meeting, including how many street lights have been turned off

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since last year’s town meeting, in an effort to save the town money. He was told nine streetlights have been discontinued. Swasey asked, “If you shut all those fancy lights off downtown, how much would that save?” “You’re preaching to the choir — I’m with you,” newlyre-elected selectman Paul Hoyt told Swasey. Selectman Woody Woodward said that the town is replacing streetlight light bulbs with LED ones that “should bring down the cost by about 60% to 70%.” When it came time to approve capital items such as a plow truck, fire truck, backhoe, a sweeper and two police cruisers, among others, Swasey made a motion to reduce the amount for those by $202,000. His amendment, if passed, would have effectively wiped out any capital purchases for equipment this coming year. At one point, Moderator Steve Collins told Swasey he would “rule out of order picking on one line item.” “I’ve got more to pick on,” Swasey replied. In the end, after some discussion, Swasey’s amendment to reduce the amount for capital equipment purchases by $202,000 was defeated and the motion passed as presented. Outgoing selectman Earl Cash was thanked for his dedication during his tenure on the board, and Mahlon Johnson was honored for his work on the town’s Recycling Committee and as the town’s representative to ecomaine. Johnson will now serve as the alternate representative at ecomaine, while Transfer Station Supervisor Bob Fitzcharles will become the town’s primary representative. Appropriately, the selectmen gave Johnson a lifetime free pass to the Bridgton Transfer Station.

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(Continued from Page A) including several NASD licenses (Series 6, 63 and 26) and her LEAN/Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Melissa is an active member of her community as well and volunteers annually as a ski instructor and chaperone for the Pleasant Mountain Ski Club, a school program for SAD 61.

will be used. “It’s been made very clear to me that the town doesn’t want to borrow money,” said Finch, and the judicious use of the undesignated funds for capital needs was his response to that need. It was also pointed out that the board cannot spend in excess of $10,000 on any item without going to town meeting. Finch said this summer the town is going to begin close tracking of the depreciation of town equipment to establish a five-year plan for replacement, instead of making decisions year to year. Sykes suggested that the board needs to have a clear definition of what a capital purchase is. “We are going to do that,” replied Selectmen Chairman Bill Winslow. As the meeting concluded, resident John Ebinger took to the microphone for one last comment. “This is unbelievable. We’ve not had one negative vote yet,” he said. “I’d like to congratulate everyone who was involved in this (budget process) for going through a very smooth year.” Budget Committee members this year were Matt Frank, Jonathan Washburn, Arlin Bigelow, Ray Laplante and Colleen Densmore. Frank served as chairman, and was elected this year to the board of selectmen.

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spending amounts for parks and recreation were consolidated into one question, drew comment from Rep. Sykes. He questioned how voters could be assured that selectmen would, indeed, apportion the amounts as detailed in the warrant when residents weren’t voting on each item, such as the costs for running the RADR Complex, separately. Selectmen assured Sykes that it was their intent to follow through with the apportioned spending amounts as described. Another question arose about a question authorizing the establishment of a Comprehensive Capital & Reserve Account, which called for an initial appropriation of $75,000 and the transfer of undesignated funds in excess of 16.5% of the budget. Finch explained that it was basically a bookkeeping procedure that keeps better track of how the $1.5 million in undesignated funds is used to fund capital needs. Resident John Wentworth, the town’s code enforcement officer, wondered if the change could lead to unauthorized spending by selectmen. Finch said town meeting voters in the past have not authorized the transfer of undesignated funds into capital funds, and this was just a way to clearly identify how the funds

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(Continued from Page A) result in an increase of about 10 to 15 cents in the mil rate, which will come in at around $9.80 or $9.90 once adjustments are made. Education costs of $3.4 million are up 7.7%, and account for 95% of the total budget increase for the town. “The unexpected increase in the education budget has made (holding the mil rate flat) a near impossible task,” Town Manager George “Bud” Finch said in written comments. “But limiting the increase remains the goal.” The streamlined process was the result of extensive preparation work done by Finch, who also supplied voters with 28 pages of background data detailing each of the spending requests. “The Fiscal Year 2012 budget brings with it a greater understanding of the actual costs of operating the town, both in where the money comes from and where it goes,” Finch said in his overview. He divided the budget into five major categories — education, county tax, municipal operations, capital & reserve and capital roads. Within the municipal operations portion of the budget, Finch restructured expenses to show the actual costs of running each of the eight departments. That’s why, when Hudson asked why the recreation account had increased from $66,960 to $85,654, Finch said the parks and recreation salary used to be under administration. Shifting Recreation Director Paula Holt’s salary over to recreation accounted for the increase, Finch explained. Another change in the warrant, in which three separate

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Floating food stand ready to make debut (Continued from Page A) “Friends are stopping by and asking to help and helping me. And, it’s not just my close friends, it’s ‘Hi, how are you?’ friends,” he said. Pomeroy paused and shared ‘hello’s’ with a buddy who had just arrived at the site to talk about the project. “The community support has been unbelievable. Everyone wants to see the beach stay open,” he said. Following the last summer’s beach closure, the Town of Raymond put out bids for a business to “create a presence” to deter partying and littering. Pomeroy said he was the only person to submit a proposal by the December deadline, and he was awarded the contract. His eating establishment is called The Black Ghost. Originally, the food stand would have been placed against the chain link fence, along which Pomeroy has spaced half a dozen bright blue trash cans. With a little help from the state, the food-stand plans evolved. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations would not permit the structure to be that close to the shoreline of Sebago Lake. And, situating it across Route 302 would have caused public safety problems by increasing foot traffic, he said. So, Pomeroy weighed in the water factor. Why not float the food-stand on Big Sebago? At the beginning of this undertaking, he knew his carpentry and mill work skills would come into play. As the plan shifted, he drew upon what he has learned from constructing his custom-made pontoon boat. His Raymond-based business, Dove Tail Wood Works, afforded him the shop space to build his new business. On May 10 he started putting in the hours to construct the sections of dock, a dock with a canopy, and a food-stand that is water worthy. This week, he has been “working out the hitches” to get the proper pontoon support for the all-important kitchen from which he will serve fast-food items like hot dogs, burgers and fries. “We will keep it simple. Hot dogs, burgers, and chicken nuggets for the kids,” he said. Lobster rolls, crab rolls, fried shrimp as well as steamed lobster will appear on the menu of this water-front restaurant. He joked he knew a little about steaming lobster after five years as a commercial lobsterman, something he did during the late 1980’s when the construction industry slowed down. “I ran a hot dog stand when I was 18,” Pomeroy smiled. “I know how to build them. A lot of people have helped me with the restaurant aspect, too,” he said. So, friends have not been shy about offering advice about the food-service sector. Employment inquires haven’t been kept quiet either. “The list of people wanting to work here is a mile long,” he said. However, this summer, his daughter has agreed to help him dish out the food to fill the holes in summertime bellies. Pomeroy likes working, and said it will be a good and busy experience to operate the food business with family members. The hours for The Black Ghost will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. But during the Fourth of July weekend, the business will expand its hours, serving food daily, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The hectic work schedule will be a departure from previous summers spent aboard the family’s three-bedroom pontoon boat on Wyman Lake on the Kennebec River. Soon, hungry customers at the Raymond Public Beach can stroll up the dock for a bite to eat, while boaters can glide up HOURS: Mon-Thurs 7-4 Garry and Gloria Allen, owners Cor. Smith Ave. & Ballard St. Bus. 207-647-2511 Bridgton Home 207-647-5704

RESPECT FOR THE FLAG — Bridgton Cub Scout Pack 149 participated in proper disposal of worn out American flags with guidance from veterans of the Ronald G. St. John Post 9328 in Harrison on Flag Day, June 14. Pictured (left to right) are Charlie Batchelder, Corbyn Hatch, Dillon Doucette, Devyn Hatch, Cody Doucette, Andy Whynot, Levi Whynot, Dalton Cheever; (back row) Dana Bachelder, Richard Cross, Brian Spaulding, Mark Hatch and Scott Doucette.

(Continued from Page A) June 18. A local ambulance service was called, after Sturgis was found bleeding from the head and was also believed to have sustained broken ribs and a broken wrist, according to Smith. He was transported to Bridgton Hospital and then transferred to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Officer TJ Reese of the Bridgton Police Department assisted the Maine Warden Service in its investigation, Smith said. “The incident is a reminder that ATV operators should remain vigilant about safety and always wear a helmet when riding,” said Smith. “The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife strongly encourages riders to ride right, ride sober and ride responsibly on Maine’s trail system.”

Help design future of Portland Road (Continued from Page A) ing. Manoian will lead the tour up Portland Road to about Mt. Henry Road, so participants can see for themselves what the existing conditions of the corridor are. “It’s really important that they have that physical experience” that only a walking tour can bring, he said. The first charette will be focusing on just that stretch of Portland Road, and not the entire corridor. Future charettes will deal with sections farther south toward Sandy Creek and the Naples town line. The group will gather at the school at 11:30 a.m. for a visual presentation and brown bag lunch. Manoian has titled his presentation, “Can Portland Road Become a Great New England Street?”

The Comprehensive Plan Committee, an 11-member group of residents chosen by selectmen to draft new site plan standards by November, will lead the handson portion of the meeting, which will be from noon to 2 p.m. “We’ve had about five meetings, and this is a very accelerated process” of creating new development standards, Manoian said. Of the committee, he said, “These folks have really dedicated themselves” to learning as much as possible about the form-based code approach that Manoian is asking them to consider. Many of the members have done extensive research online and walked the corridor on their own. “They’ve developed such an impressive understanding of the form-based approach,” he said.

As a result, at Monday’s meeting, the committee voted unanimously to advocate that the town take a form-based code approach in developing new site plan review standards throughout town, he said. But while the committee might have a specific streetscape idea in mind, Saturday’s charette is not going to be focused on their work. Instead, year-round and seasonal residents will split up in groups of four at tables in the school’s cafeteria, where large maps of the Portland Road corridor will be laid out. Then they’ll take different colored markers to trace out where they want to see a more traditional downtown streetscape, and where flexibletype street standards should be. It will be interesting to com-

pare what the residents do, with what the committee has come up with so far, said Manoian. “This is how we start measuring whether we’re really in tune with our residents,” he said. Local artist and illustrator Janet Montgomery will tag along for the walking tour and also be on hand for the streetscape-mapping exercise. What she hears from residents will help inform the vision-based illustrations she is creating of how Portland Road could look in the future, said Manoian. “This isn’t going to be a teacher-classroom setting,” Manoian stressed. It’s about working together to generate ideas about Portland Road’s future. The cafeteria is accessed through the school’s rear parking lot.

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‘A Coupla White Chicks’ gets an encore at DAC

ENCORE PERFORMANCE — The Denmark Arts Center will present an encore performance of its first summer play, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking! Actresses Laurie LaMountain and Raja Michelle realized that a lot of people were not able to attend, and agreed to do the play one final time this Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. (Photo by Jen Deraspe)

Suppers & breakfasts Thursday, June 23 The annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Congo Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. Friday, June 24 A Strawberry Festival will be served up from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the East Conway, N.H. Community Hall. For more information: 603-9392262. Saturday, June 25 Join Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village for a Casserole and Baked Bean Supper at 5 p.m. A special addition this month will be meatballs, and there will also be salads and homemade pies. Cost is $7 adults, $4 children under 10, and $20 max for families with young children, including rolls and beverages. A Strawberry Festival

will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Poland Spring Resort on Route 26. The yummy event is sponsored by the Poland Community Church. A free community meal of barbeque chicken and casseroles will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond. A familyfriendly movie will be shown immediately after the meal, which is open to the surrounding community. A Bean Supper will be offered up from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Sebago Methodist Church on Route 114 in Sebago. Saturday, July 2 A Pancake Breakfast will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. at the West Baldwin Church on Route 113 in West Baldwin.

that they have more in common than meets the eye. This play is intended for an adult audience. As always, this is a cabaret-style, BYOB event. The regularly scheduled John McDonald performance will take place the next evening, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. Join humorist John McDonald for an evening of stretched truths, tall tales, and other observations on life in the Pine Tree State. Touching on everything from the economic power of Maine’s yard sale industry (because we are indeed “Open for Business”) to theories of covert anti-tourist black-fly weapons programs gone awry, this evening celebrates all that makes Maine. On Maine humor, McDonald said, “It’s about brevity. It’s understated, and not slapstick; the tourist always suffers and the countryside is always competing with busy city life.” This performance is a BYOB cabaret-seating event. If you wish to reserve tickets, please e-mail your name, the number in your party, and the night you prefer to attend. You may send e-mail to denmarkartscenter@gmail.com Upcoming events: The Denmark Arts Center, located in “downtown” Denmark (Route 117) will be hosting nights of comedy and music throughout the summer, as well as several workshops for both adults and children. Check out the summer calendar online to see what else may interest you at www.denmarkarts.org The menu is pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Strawberry season has arrived, and First Congregational Church, 33 South High Street, Bridgton, will hold its 18th annual Strawberry Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Outdoor seating is also available under the tent. The menu includes: pancakes, French toast, homemade biscuits, cold cereal and ice cream, all topped with freshly-picked strawberries. First Church members and friends will be preparing and serving breakfast at this favorite community event. Tickets may be purchased at the door, $8 for adults, $3 for youth ages 5 to 10, and $2 for children age 4 and under. SUPPERS, Page B

CINDERELLA, HER EVIL STEPMOTHER AND STEPSISTERS are pictured in this scene from LRCT’s ‘Cinderella.’ The final shows are June 24 through 26.

Review of ‘Cinderella’

By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to The News HARRISON — I must admit going in I wasn’t sure what to expect from this kid-friendly musical. I’d been to some rehearsals and saw the set and costumes in their early stages. Once the curtain opened, however, I was enchanted by the acting, choreography, music and special effects of Lake Region Community Theatre’s smile-producing production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. LRCT veterans Emma Walker and Jake Dunham portray Cinderella and the prince. Emma gives an outstanding performance as she turns her passive, much abused yet always good-natured character into an engaging presence. In doing so she provides a touch of warmth and gravity that helps make her instant connection with the prince credible. Jake, as Prince Christopher, is not so much Prince Charming as he is a young man concerned about how his parents, especially his mother played by Ginnie Spaulding, are taking away control of his destiny. I only wish that Jake and Ginnie had projected their voices louder than the orchestra. Craig Holden is quite humorous as the king who can’t quite fit his expanding waistline into his tight pants and must appease the queen who wants to throw an expensive ball so their son can find a suitable mate. A recent customer declares

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Final Shows

Cinderella completes its two-week run this weekend, June 24-26, with show times at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, plus a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $15 per person and $12 for ages 12 and under.

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DENMARK — An encore performance of A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking by John Ford Noonan, will be presented at the Denmark Arts Center this Friday at 7:30 p.m. The show features Laurie LaMountain and Raja Michelle. It is directed by Elizabeth Roth. Suggested donation is $10.


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‘The Cherry Orchard’ at PAC

FRYEBURG — The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Andrew Upton, directed by Howard Davies and captured in high-definition, will be broadcast at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students and may be ordered through the Box Office by calling 935-9232 or online at www. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Group discounts are available to parties of 10 or more. National Theatre Associate Zoë Wanamaker returns to the National as Ranyevskaya; the cast also includes Claudie Blakley (as Varya), Mark Bonnar (Trofimov), Pip Carter (Yepihodov), Kenneth Cranham (Firs), Paul Dodds, Craige Els, Mark Fleischmann, Colin Haigh, Conleth Hill (Lopakhin), Gerald Kyd (Yasha), James Laurenson (Gaev), Tim McMullan (Simyonov-Pischik), Jessica Regan, Tim Samuels, Emily

Taaffe (Dunyasha), Stephanie Thomas, Joseph Thompson, Rosie Thomson, Ellie Turner, Charity Wakefield (Anya) and Sarah Woodward (Charlotta). Ranyevskaya returns more or less bankrupt after ten years abroad. Luxuriating in her fading moneyed world and regardless of the increasingly hostile forces outside, she and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of Lopakhin, a peasant turned entrepreneur, to save the family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives to auction and seal the fate of the beloved orchard. Set at the very start of the twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard captures a poignant moment in Russia’s history as the country rolls inexorably toward 1917. This spirited new version of Chekhov’s last play reunites director Howard Davies with Andrew Upton following their acclaimed NT productions of Philistines and The White Guard. Estimated running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes (one interval).

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NEW AT DEERTREES — Joining the Deertrees Theatre group are Spenser Newman (left) and Matthew Weyer (right).

New faces at Deertrees

By Kim Cowperthwaite Special to The News HARRISON — Some fresh faces have joined the staff at Deertrees Theatre, which is now open for its 75th summer season. Stepping on board as general assistant is Spenser Newman of Norway. A home-schooled student about to begin his senior year, Newman humbly calls himself “Poster Boy” and “GoTo Guy” around the theater. But he is much more than that. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the technical side of theater from his prior work at The Public Theatre in Lewiston.

Lighting each production this season will be Matthew Weyer. Weyer is a Sun Prairie, Wisc. native who graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor of fine arts degree in Theatre Design/ Tech. He most recently worked in lighting design at Springer Opera House in Columbus, Ga. When asked if they would prefer to perform on stage, both men gave a clear and definite, “No.” Newman has always loved solving the technical problems of set design — making props look realistic and work smoothly. And Weyer is most comfort-

able outside the limelight, having been raised by a mom who is a high school theater technical director. With Deertrees Theatre booked daily through Aug. 28, offering a smorgasbord of performances from single comedians and jazz ensembles to musical theater and children’s illusionists, these behind-thescenes men should get quite a professional workout. Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center is located at 156 Deetrees Road, one mile from the center of Harrison. For information on performances, workshops, and art exhibits, visit www.deertreestheatre.org or call 583-6747.

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PASCALE JUDET’s scenic clocks are featured at Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell.

CENTER LOVELL — Harvest Gold Gallery presents a new series of paintings by French-descent artist, Pascale Judet for the 2011 collection. Born in 1946, Pascale fell comfortably in love with art in the early 1970s. In her Vashon Island home, Pascale employs her natural ability to capture the constant motion of the true beauty of Mother Nature. A graduate from Sorbonne in 1968, Pascale received a degree in philosophy, only to uncover by the early 1970s her passion for creative mediums. Her future work in bookkeeping and painted mixed media brought her the opportunity to display her works in several galleries around the United States including Seattle, Boston and Portland. Dabbling in all sorts of media, Pascale found painting to be a perfect fit for her new line of scenic clocks. Simplified and distinctive, Pascale’s clocks are revered for their surrealist style of painting and intricate care of her subjects that range from rocky landscapes, to snowy fields. Each clock presents a mini stage of dreamscape. Best of all you’ll never get lost in the view; her mini painted sculptures also include a one-inch clock to help us keep track of our precious time. Harvest Gold Gallery invites the public to experience what American craft has to offer. Voted “Best Gallery with a View” by Yankee Magazine this summer, check out Harvest Gold Gallery located on Route 5 in Center Lovell. The gallery is open daily. For further information call 925-6502 or visit the website at www.harvestgoldgallery. com and check the gallery out on Facebook.

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Saturday, June 25 Pianist Christian Saunders will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. For more information: 929-6472. Sunday, June 26 Paul, Ellen and Friend offer up a summer concert on the Naples Village Green from 6 to 7 p.m. A Japan Relief Benefit Concert by the New England Suzuki Institute and Maine Suzuki Association will be performed at 6:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph College, Standish. For more information: 621-4166. Tuesday, June 28 The PORTopera Young Artists will perform the opera version of Café Vienna live onstage at 7:30 p.m. at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. It’s a wonderful and melodic work by American composer Richard Pearson Thomas, in a first-ever performance of the opera version. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16.20 for seniors and students. For more information, call 935-9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac Sunday, July 3 Want to hear some great gospel music? Check out the group Inside Out (country, gospel) from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Naples Village Green. Wednesday, July 6 The popular children’s entertainer Rick Charette will perform his songs, such as Alligator in the Elevator and I Love Mud at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road. Tickets are $6 adults, $5 children. For more information: 583-6747. Wednesday, July 6 to Saturday, July 9 The sixth annual Maine Festival of American Music is held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26 in New Gloucester. Three evening concerts and a chamber music workshop day make up the festival, which includes the talents of the Portland String Quartet and Island Beats Steel Band. For more information, call 926-4597. Thursday, July 7 A musical evening is offered by keyboard player Dan Moore at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, 502 Christian Hill Road in Lovell. Tickets are $10 for CONCERTS, Page B

Suppers (Continued from Page B) A Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgton United Methodist Church. A Baked Bean and Chop Suey Supper will be served to benefit Sebago Fire and Rescue from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sebago Town Hall. Saturday, July 3 A Spaghetti Feast will be held by the Bridgton Public Library from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stevens Brook Elementary School. The menu is spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, Italian bread, salad, homemade desserts, ice cream, lemonade, tea and coffee. Tickets are $8 adults, $4 children 3 to 10, under 3 free. Monday, July 4 A 4th of July Breakfast

is being offered by the Lovell Lions Club from 7 to 10 a.m. Proceeds go toward scholarships for graduates of Fryeburg Academy. The menu will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and coffee. A Summer Breakfast will be held at Wilkins Community House off the Waterford Town Common in Waterford from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The menu is scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, donuts, coffee, tea and orange juice. An indoor yard sale is held from 7 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 583-4673. Thursday, July 5 Pig out at a Pulled Pork Supper offered from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Portland Street in Fryeburg. Cost is $8 for adults, children 5-11 $5, under 5 free. For more information, call 6973520.

KIDS’ THEATER — Past participants of the P-Nut Theater program were: (front row) Aidan Costello, Sharlah Mae Day, Isaiah Scharnowske, Casey Rosenberg, Zara Cheney; (middle row) Melanie Rosenberg, Dara Glennie, Sophie Leavitt, Eric Shandor; (back row) Kiana Cheney, Tabitha Day, Director Neal Nutting and Gridley Lucy.

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EAST CONWAY, N.H. — P-Nut Theater, the Valley’s longest running children’s theater camp, now enters its 15th consecutive year. Children from three years old through teens have been enjoying this special week-long day camp every year since its beginning.

Founder and director Neal Nutting welcomes all campers to a week of fun-filled learning that incorporates all the skills involved in musical theater. Script writing, singing, dancing, set painting, acting and performing in front of a live audience are all covered here. P-Nut Theater is sponsored

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TAMWORTH, N.H. — The Barnstormers Theatre, America’s oldest professional summer stock theatre, has announced its 81st summer season schedule. “We’ve lined up a fabulous season of comedy, drama, and mystery, from the classics to the contemporary,” says Artistic Director Bob Shea. “It’s like that proverbial box of chocolates — there’s something for everyone.” The season kicks off from July 5­–9 with You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the delightful musical based on the “Peanuts” cartoons of

Charles M. Schulz. First produced at The Barnstormers in 1995 (with Bob Shea playing the part of Snoopy), the show returns with a fresh cast of talented young professionals. “We have recruited the next generation of artists to breathe new life into the production and, as is our tradition, to extend The Barnstormers family,” says Shea. A simple, cartoon-like set provides the backdrop for your favorite Peanuts characters and heartwarming musical numbers including Happiness, My Blanket and Me, The Kite and others.

The comedic pace revs up from July 12–16 with Lend Me a Tenor, a hilarious farce about a drunken opera star, a desperate general manager, mistaken identities, double entendres, and more plot twists than you can shake a libretto at. Barnstormers favorite Scott Severance returns as the renowned tenor Tito Merelli and Bob Bates is the frantic manager in the play USA Today lauded as “Uproarious! Hysterical!” and CBS Radio called “Screamingly funny!” A Life in the Theatre, by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet, runs July 19–23. Mamet takes us into the lives of two actors, one young and rising into the first flush of his success; the other older, anxious, and beginning to wane. In a series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, BARNSTORMERS, Page B

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Barnstormers Based on Christie’s 1937 novel Death on the Nile where Hercule Poirot leads the charge, the play features Scott Severance as the clerical detective Canon Pennefather — standing in for Poirot because Christie was getting tired of him when the play first went into production in 1944! From Aug. 16–20, it’s the intricate and sophisticated Bedroom Farce by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, acclaimed author of such hits as Absurd Person Singular and The Norman Conquests. This fast-paced comedy takes place in the bedrooms of three beleaguered couples’ during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction. Beds, tempers and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany. The Barnstormers season ends with the crash of The 39 Steps from Aug. 23–27, a hilarious send-up of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A two-time winner of Tony and Drama Desk awards, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre, packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 zany characters played by a ridiculously talented cast of four. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. To learn more about The Barnstormers Theatre or to purchase tickets, call 603-3238500 or visit their website at www.barnstormerstheatre.org

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HARRISON — Tom Paxton is one of folk music’s most enduring stars and revered songwriters, known all over the world for his modern standards, like Ramblin Boy, Bottle of Wine, The Marvelous Toy and The Last Thing on my Mind. He has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk

music community since the early ’60s Greenwich Village scene and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” generation. With the world singing his songs at camp, in school and in concert, Tom Paxton has become our voice; addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity; laying

DENMARK — Enjoy an evening of live comedy and a taste of Maine with humorist John McDonald on Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center. A $10 donation is suggested. Join humorist John McDonald for an evening of stretched truths, tall tales, and other observations on life in the Pine Tree State. Touching on everything from the economic power of Maine’s yard sale industry (because we are indeed “Open for Business”) to theories of covert anti-tourist black-fly weapons programs gone awry, this evening celebrates all that makes Maine. “It’s about brevity. It’s understated, and not slapstick,”

said McDonald who noted the tourist always suffers and the countryside is always competing with busy city life. McDonald grew up in Tenants Harbor, near Rockland. He has hosted a radio show, where he discusses everything from local happenings to national politics, on WGAN for 18 years. McDonald also writes a weekly humor column and is the president of the Maine Storytellers Association. The comedian has also written four books, the most recent being Nothin’ but Puffins, featuring pages of puffin pictures. When asked how he captioned so many pictures of puffins? “First,” he advises, “you have to think like a puffin.”

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(Continued from Page B) Keli Forke is sparkling, funny and assured as she prods Cinderella into action. With such a large cast, it is easy for the ensemble to blend into the background, relegated to rushing in every so often to help move the story forward. But, Director Mary Bastoni ensures that no one is a wallflower. And Pamela CollinsStahle’s choreography is lively and entertaining. Though Lake Region Community Theatre’s budget is tight, they provide plenty of theatrical magic. Greg Harris’ turntable set makes easy transitions to keep the story moving, while Michelle Brenner’s costume designs are clever and sparkling. George Wiese conducts the orchestra magically from the pit beneath the stage. There’s quite a bit of stage magic I won’t give away, but trust me, it’s fun to watch. And when the slipper fits, I heard the audience feel the moment. The ultimate test of any kidfriendly musical is in keeping the young ones engaged enough to get them through two hours of singing and dancing. This production appears to have passed that test with flying colors as young and old are fascinated and even thrilled when “happily ever after” becomes a reality. The show is presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals. Norway Savings Bank and Hancock Lumber are proud to be a corporate sponsors. Tickets are $15 per person and $12 for ages 12 and under and are available at Hayes True Value Hardware in Bridgton, Krainin Real Estate in Naples and Raymond, or Books N Things in Norway. Stop by Sydney’s Restaurant in Naples to receive a 10% discount when you show your ticket to your

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(Continued from Page B) inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre. The New York Times described it as, “A comedy about the artifice of acting… It is also about the artifice of living… An evening of pure theatre.” The Barnstormers returns to its roots with the timeless melodrama Gold in the Hills from July 26–30. An innocent girl leaves the farm and ends up in Manhattan’s Bowery — den of iniquity, show girls and villains. The play features a stellar cast of longtime Barnstormers including Elaine Anderson, Bob Bates, Jean Brown, Will Cabell, Dale Place, Penny Purcell, Parker Roberts, and Frank Wells, along with more recent additions to the company. “This show is about purity of heart, bravery, and all those traditional virtues, and it has to be played with a lot of heart to make it resonate and allow the audience to buy into it,” says Shea. From Aug. 2­–6, The Barnstormers presents the classic Bus Stop by William Inge. “This is part of our commitment to doing the great American plays,” says Shea. “Surprisingly, it’s the first time The Barnstormers has done Bus Stop, which is really one of my favorite American plays.” In a diner outside of Kansas City, a snowstorm strands a mixed bag of passengers, throwing them into dramatic, romantic, and comedic entanglements. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile steams into town from Aug. 9­–13. A honeymooning couple traveling on the Nile is beset by old flames, ill-tempered tourists, personal staff and a variety of other characters — and murder is the result. “The Barnstormers has a commitment to doing classic mysteries, and we’ve produced almost all of the Agatha Christies before except this one,” says Shea.

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Summer scene Thursday, June 23 Talley’s Folly will be offered up by M&D Productions at 7 p.m. at their theatre at 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, N.H. For more information: 603-662-7591. Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26 The Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association presents Lend Me a Tenor, at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday at the Norway Grange on Whitman Street in Norway. Friday, June 24 Due to public outcry and demand from standing ovation crowds, there will be an encore performance of Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, by John Ford Noonan, at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, Denmark Village. This contemporary, two-act comedy stars Denmark’s Laurie LaMountain and Raja Michelle and is directed by Bridgton’s Elizabeth Roth. Locals who saw the show last weekend report their experience on the Denmark Art Center Facebook page: “Encore. Encore. The show was awesome. The audience loved white chicks. Kudos to Laurie, Raja and Elizabeth and all else who were behind the scenes.” Enjoy cabaretstyle seating and bring your own beverage of choice. The suggested donation for the play is $10 and all proceeds go to the Denmark Art Center.

For adult audiences only. To reserve your seat, call the DAC at 452-2412. Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26 Lake Region Community Theatre presents a production of Cinderella at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, at Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road. For more information, call 583-6747. Saturday, June 25 Humorist John McDonald will offer up his own unique outlook on life in Maine at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. For more information, call 452-2412. Wednesday, June 29 through Saturday, July 16 Maine State Music Theatre presents Annie at the Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. Matinees are at 2 p.m. and evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and can be had by calling 725-8769, or online at www.msmt.org Thursday, June 30 London’s National Theater in HD continues at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy with a showing of The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov,

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WINDHAM — Big Ben Hillman kicks off the “Music On the Hill” annual July concert series on Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m. All concerts are presented at the Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road, each Saturday in July. A multi-instrumental musician, vocalist, rapper, composer and music producer, Big Ben Hillman’s style is a blend of funk, contemporary hip-hop and neosoul music mixed with jazz and blues. The “Professor of Funk” has been Big Ben Hillman’s moniker since his college years. His first instrument as a youngster was the drum. Inspired to write and arrange his own music, he later learned keyboards, playing in local bands throughout his teens and early twenties. Graduating with a music degree from UMass at Lowell, Hillman made a name for himself in Boston’s funk scene, playing with Blacksnake, The Boston Horns, saxophonist Sam Kininger and hip-hop artist D-Tension, to name a few. Hillman also has shared the stage with several hiphop stars, as well as with rock legends Les Claypool and Jimmy Buffet. In 2000, Hillman formed the band The Royal Family, which produced a minor dance hit, It Must Have Been the Music. He soon was mixing contem-

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(Continued from Page B) adults, $5 12 and under. Call 925-2792 for more information. Saturday, July 9 The Windham Hill UCC Church, 140 Windham Center Road, Windham, kicks off its “Music On The Hill” annual July concert series with a 7 p.m. performance by Big Ben Hillman, multi-instrumental musician, vocalist, rapper, composer and music producer. On the stage with Hillman will be Ben Alman on bass, Chuck Langford on saxophone, and Pete McClean on drums. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12 and under, and $40 for series tickets. For more information, call 892-4217 or visit www.windhamhillucc.org Tom Paxton makes his only Maine appearance at 8 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre on the Deertrees Road in Harrison. Paxton is one of folk music’s most enduring stars and revered songwriters, known for such standards as Bottle of Wine, Ramblin Boy and The Marvelous Toy. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students. Call the box office at 583-6747.

2007 single I’m Sorry was accompanied by an awardwinning music video. His second music video, Look At Me, was released in 2008. On the “Music On the Hill” stage with Big Ben will be Ben Alman on bass; Chuck Langford on saxophone; and Pete McClean on drums. Concert tickets may be purchased at the door at a cost of $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and 12 and under, and free for children five and under; series tickets, $40. For reservations, call 8922154; for more information, call 892-4217, or go to www. windhamhillucc.org

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in a version by Andrew Upton and directed by Howard Davies. The show starts at 7 p.m., capturing a poignant moment in Russia’s history as the country rolls inexorably toward 1917. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $15 for students; call 935-9232 or visit www. fryeburgacademy.org/pac Saturday, July 2 The movie Waitress will be shown as part of the Denmark Arts Center’s “dinner and a movie” series at 7:30 p.m. Kerri Russel stars as an oppressed waitress at a local diner, whose only avenue for self-expression is the baking of signature pies. A $10 donation is suggested for both dinner and the movie; for just the movie, $5 is suggested. Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be performed at The Barnstormers Theatre, America’s oldest professional summer stock theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. For more information, call 603-323-8500 or visit www.barnstormerstheatre.org Friday, July 8 The award-winning National Marionette Theater presents Pinocchio at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for students and children. Under 2, no charge. For more information, call 935-9232.

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Monday, July 4 The ever-popular 4th of July Children’s Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. from the Main Building of Fryeburg Academy. The parade will proceed down Main Street to Bradley Park, where there will be free entertainment of live music, play, prizes and contests. For more information, call Katie Malia at 935-8946 or Jean Andrews at 925-1163. The 4 on the Fourth Road Race takes off in downtown Bridgton in the morning, followed by a concert and fireworks at night. Saturday, July 9 The Norway Arts Festival

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SECOND CHANCE TO SEE THE MET — Six encore presentations of operas (pictured above is Madama Butterfly) from the award-winning series will be screened on select Wednesday evenings, beginning June 22 through July 27 at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg.

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FRYEBURG — Beginning June 22, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will once again take part in The Met Summer HD Encores, a series of screenings from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, in more than 425 movie theaters across the United States. This summer’s Encores series offers screenings of six classic Live in HD transmissions: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (June 22), Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (June 29), Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra (July 6), Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment (July 13), Puccini’s Tosca (July 20), and Verdi’s Don Carlo (July 27). Tickets are on sale for Summer HD Encores now and may be ordered through the

Box Office by calling 9359232 or by visiting www. fryeburgacademy.org. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Discounted season passes available. All Summer HD Encores screenings will take place on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Gourmet picnic dinners will be available before each performance as well as delicious snacks and beverages during intermissions. The Metropolitan Opera’s 2011 Summer HD Encores Schedule • Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 P.M., Madama Butterfly. Academy Award-winning film director Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed production

Arts calendar Saturday, June 25 through Tuesday, July 19 Terri Brooks’ watercolors will be on exhibit at Gallery 302 at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. The award-winning painter has exhibited in over 30 national juried shows. A wine and cheese reception for the artist will be held on Friday, July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 647-2787 or visit www.gallery302. com Saturday, June 25 Join humorist John McDonald for an evening of stretched truths, tall tales, and other observations on life in the Pine Tree State, in a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Denmark Arts Center in Denmark Village. A $10 donation is suggested. Friday, July 1 through Saturday, July 30 Bangor photographer Sarah Sorg presents her ethereal images of the night sky in a exhibit of raw power at the Denmark Arts Center, open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and during showtimes. A reception will be held for Sorg from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday, July 2 through Wednesday, Aug. 3 A Group Art Exhibit will be shown at Hole in the Wall Studioworks, located off Route 302 in Raymond. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 655-4952 or visit www.holeinthewallstudioworks.com Saturday, July 2 The Bethel Art Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Bethel Common, offering a wide variety of artists and fine crafters. There will be judged artist awards and purchase awards, and the fair will also include the annual ARTirondack Chair Auction and live entertainment, including the Punch and Judy Show, the Mollyockett Chorus, harpist Conni St. Pierre and the Swift River Jazz Ensemble. For more information, call the Mahoosuc Arts Council at 824-3575. Saturday, July 16 Art in the Park will again be held in Shorey Park, Bridgton, with a rain date the next day. This juried show is sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild and Gallery 302, which is on 112 Main Street. In this beautiful lakeside setting, you will be able to stroll around the park and enjoy music, food, and 60 talented artists. Prizes will be awarded in three categories — wall art, photography and fine crafts. As you stroll the park, you will be able to view paintings in all mediums, photography, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, fabrics, glass, wood, stained glass and more. For more information, call Nancy at 5836677.

of Puccini’s classic opera stars Patricia Racette in the title role. Marcello Giordani is her lover, the callous Pinkerton, and Dwayne Croft sings the role of Sharpless. Patrick Summers conducts. • Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m., Don Pasquale. Soprano Anna Netrebko is Norina, the irresistible and clever romantic heroine of Donizetti’s comic opera, who conspires with Dr. Malatesta (Mariusz Kwiecien) to teach a middleaged miser (John Del Carlo) an unforgettable lesson about love and marriage. Matthew Polenzani sings the role of Ernesto, Norina’s love, and James Levine conducts one of his first-ever performances of this opera. • Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m., Simon Boccanegra. Four decades into his legendary Met career, Plácido Domingo made history by singing the baritone title role of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, conducted by James Levine. Adrianne Pieczonka sings the role of Boccanegra’s long-lost daughter Amelia, with Marcello Giordani as her lover Gabriele Adorno and James Morris as Fiesco, Boccanegra’s nemesis. • Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 p.m., La Fille du Régiment. Natalie Dessay is the title tomboy in Donizetti’s comedy, with Juan Diego Flórez as Tonio, the soldier who is willing to go to great lengths — and sing 9 high C’s — to win her love. The sparkling supporting cast includes Felicity Palmer as the Marquise of Berkenfield, Alessandro Corbelli as Sulpice, and the actress Marian Seldes, in her Met debut, as the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Marco Armiliato conducts. • Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., Tosca. Karita Mattila lives for art and love as the passionate title character of Puccini’s opera. Luc Bondy’s production co-stars Marcelo Álvarez as the painter and revolutionary Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as the corrupt villain Scarpia. Joseph Colaneri conducts. • Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m., Don Carlo. Tony Awardwinning director Nicholas Hytner made his Met debut with this new production of Verdi’s monumental grand opera. Roberto Alagna is the conflicted title character, joined by an exceptional cast that includes Marina Poplavskaya as Elisabeth de Valois, Anna Smirnova as Princess Eboli, Simon Keenlyside as Rodrigo, and Ferruccio Furlanetto as King Philip II. Yannick NézetSéguin conducts.


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live boy. National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually running marionette theaters in the United States. Founded in 1967, this award-winning company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world with their imaginative productions for over 40 years. The company specializes in adaptations of popular stories using marionettes as the performance medium. They travel with a fully selfcontained theater complete with its own lighting and sound systems. Puppeteers David and Peter Syrotiak have been building and performing with the company since their teenage years. As the sons of artistic director David Syrotiak, the two brothers have been around puppetry all their lives. Professionally, they have over 50 years of combined performance experience between REV. FRANKLIN ANDERSON will be serving as pastor of them. The two are dedicated the United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and to keeping the tradition of North Bridgton. professional puppetry alive in the United States.

Church calls Rev. Franklin Anderson

CHILDHOOD FAVORITE — An illustration from Pinocchio, to be performed on Friday, July 8 by the National Marionette Theater at Fryeburg Academy.

Harrison summer reading program HARRISON — The Harrison Village Library will kick off its Summer Reading Program with visitors from another galaxy. Members of the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion, an organization of Star Wars fans, will be on hand this Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to noon to help celebrate the beginning of summer. All children are welcome to come meet members of “Vader’s Fist,” and sign up for the Summer Reading Program, “One World, Many Stories.” For more information, contact the library at 5832970.

HARRISON — The United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton is pleased to announce the calling of the Rev. Franklin Anderson as its new pastor. Rev. Anderson has been serving as the church’s Transitional Minister for the past year and a half. Rev. Anderson’s prior experience includes serving as pastor at the Limerick and West Newfield United Churches of Christ from 1996 to 2008. He was the interim pastor at the First Congregational Church of Buxton in 1995, and the pastor at the Alfred Parish Church from 1979 to 1990. From 1990 to 1995, he taught math in the Massabesic school system. During that time, he also worked part-time as director of Christian Education at North Parish Church in Sanford, and at Falmouth Congregational Church. Rev. Anderson is active in the York Association of the United Church of Christ as scribe, and is their representative on the Maine Conference Coordinating Council. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., and graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a BA in psychology and a minor in mathematics. He graduated from Boston University School of Theology, and was ordained at the First Congregational Church of Stoneham, Mass. He has worked with Habitat

for Humanity, building homes in York County. He has been on mission trips to Honduras twice with the York Association. Rev. Anderson lives in Limerick with his son, who attends Massabesic High School. The members of the United Parish Church voted unanimously to call Rev. Anderson to lead them, and they look forward to many years of his leadership and guidance.

HARRISON — The Harrison Lions Club is sponsoring a car show on Sunday, June 26, at Crystal Lake Park in Harrison. Registration time is from 8 to 11 a.m., with voting from 9 a.m. to noon. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. There are 19 classes available, plus a Best of Show. Classes include Antiques, Best of 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s and up. Also there are classes for Special Interest, Mustangs/Cougars, Corvettes, Mopars, Foreign, Streetrods, and Camaros/ Chevelles, as well as Truck classes and a Motorcycle class. Registration fee is $5 for car and driver. At the basketball court, there will be Radio Control (RC) Racing. Registration

is $10, with three trophies (first, second, and third) presented at the end. No-skid tires are required for offroad racing. Classes will be 2-WD, Buggy, 2-WD Short Course, and 4-WD Short Course. Bring your family out for some fun. The event is free to the public, although donations are accepted. Try your luck at winning one of the raffle prizes as well as the 50/50. Come enjoy the music. Get hungry while you are there. A great selection of concessions by the Lions Club will be available. For more information, contact Lion Gene Cross at 693-4051. Proceeds from this event will benefit kids and community programs.

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FRYEBURG — The awardwinning National Marionette Theater presents Pinocchio at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. and 7pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students and children (under 2 years, no charge). Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. Call for details. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www. fryeburgacademy.org or by contacting the box office at 935-9232. For more information about the performance, visit www.nmtshow.com The National Marionette Theater brings to life Carlo Collodi’s epic about a puppet who wants to become a real boy. Pinocchio is a classic example of storytelling at its best and the NMT’s adaptation is a faithful re-telling of this childhood favorite. Follow Pinocchio as he goes on a series of adventures and discovers that only by being truthful, selfless and kind to others will he realize his dream of becoming a real

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Waterford Library book sale July 4 WATERFORD — The Waterford Library will hold its annual book sale on Monday, July 4 as part of the Waterford Village Independence Day celebration. The sale will be held on the library lawn from 8 a.m. to noon and will include a

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NAPLES — The Naples Cub Scout Pack 156 is holding a Yard Sale and Bake Sale on the Naples Village Green on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Set-up begins at 8 a.m., if you’d like to bring any items to donate. All proceeds to benefit Pack 156. For more information, call 693-3541.

large selection of hardcover and paperback books as well as a good selection of children’s books. The library will be open during the hours of the book sale. Hard cover books are a bargain at $2, and paperbacks will be available for $1 each. Raffle tickets are available at the library for a framed giclée print, “City Brook,” currently on display in the library. The print was donated by the artist Nancy Engdahl. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20, and may be purchased in the library during the book sale or any time during the summer. The Waterford Library is located on Routes 35/37 in Waterford Flat near the Old Town Hall on Keoka Lake.

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volunteers should call 583-2509. While the breakfasts are happening on the first floor, the cool basement of the Wilkins House will be the site of an Indoor Yard Sale from 7 to 11 a.m. on each of the breakfast dates. Bargain hunters will find treasures galore, with new items appearing at each sale. The proceeds from the summer breakfasts and yard sales go to a Building Improvement Fund, which helps with the care and maintenance of the Wilkins Community House. The building is available for community and private events by calling 583-4673.

Bridgton area residents are invited to enjoy a free barbecue lunch and learn more about the versatility and energy-efficiency of propane during Dead River Company’s open house on Friday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at their Bridgton office on 161 Portland Road. Dead River Company’s energy experts will provide information and answer questions about the benefits of propane from central or space heat for a home or camp, to how it can be used to enhance outdoor living. Community members are invited to stop by to enjoy a grilled lunch, receive free giveaways

and enter to win prizes including a propane grill. “As a member of the local community, I feel a responsibility to my neighbors here in Bridgton to help them get the most out of their energy investments,” said Joanne Preble, Dead River Company’s district manager. “Propane is a remarkably efficient alternative for heat, hot water and household appliances. If we can help residents find ways to get up to a 95% efficiency rating for their houses, then we need to share that information and expertise.” For more information, call 647-2882.

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FRYEBURG — The annual Oxford County Sheriff’s Office TRIAD Senior Citizen Picnic will be held on Friday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Come and join other seniors for a fun-filled day beginning with coffee and donuts, followed by a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, coleslaw, ice cream and cookies, water and ice tea. There will also be information booths, live music, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, donation jar, door prizes, book, puzzle and fudge sale. All proceeds will go to future events such as this for seniors. For more information, contact Linda Hooker, administrative assistant, at 743-9554, ext. 4.

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WATERFORD — Ruth Copeman, executive director of the McLaughlin Garden, will give the 14th annual Sheena Fraser Lecture on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Waterford Library. Copeman’s talk will focus on “The Photographic Strength of Flowers.” She uses flowers to stress the importance of noticing color, line and texture. As a photographer and botanist, Copeman looks for art principles in her subjects, regardless of what the subjects are. She claims, “Knowing your subject is as equally important as knowing your camera.” Recently appointed as executive director of the McLaughlin Garden, Copeman was formerly the executive director of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale, Ariz. LECTURE, Page 11B

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WATERFORD — Four Summer Breakfasts will be held again this year in the Wilkins Community House at the foot of Plummer Hill Road next to the church, just off the Waterford Town Common. The breakfast dates this year are Monday, July 4, Wednesday, July 20, Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The cost of each breakfast is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 10, and children under 5 eat for free. The Wilkins House Breakfasts, a tradition of 58 years, are especially well known for their freshly baked muffins, but also feature an extensive menu of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, donuts, coffee, tea and orange juice. Volunteer workers are always welcome to join the breakfast work crew, where many friendships have been formed over the years. Interested

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will be on display in the exhibit hall during the fair, and tickets will be sold then also. You do not need to be present to win. The drawing will be held on Sunday, July 17, at 4 p.m. Prize monies will be paid for this year’s squares as follows: first place $45, second place $40, third place $35, fourth place $30, and fifth place $25. So ladies, get started on your original windmill design. If you have any questions, call Emery at 674-2694 or e-mail Elaine90@megalink.net

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Steve and Dianne Begonski celebrated Father’s Day at Bay Haven Restaurant in Cornish with their family: Madelyn Eastman from Chatham, N.H.; Vincent and Ashley Levesque of Bridgton, Andrea and Ricky Eastman from Stow, Chantel Begonski, Pete Hill and his parents Bob and Pat Hill of Windham.

WATERFORD — Elaine Emery, superintendent of the Exhibition Hall at the Waterford World’s Fair, has chosen “windmills” as the theme for the 4th annual quilt square contest. All entries must be received by Emery by Friday, July 8, and will be judged on July 11. The 2010 quilt square contest was a huge success, with 29 entries. They have been assembled into a queen size quilt and tickets are being sold for $1 each or six for $5. Tickets are available from fair directors or from Emery. The quilt

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needed. Showing that the community can support the local schools, the Delta Masonic Lodge in Lovell started a Student of the Month program and Books for Bikes. To be eligible for Student of the Month, a child has to be respectful of both teachers and students and have their name submitted by the teachers. To be eligible for the bikes, students had to read a certain amount of books to have their name included in the drawing. Horace Mann also became involved with “bikes for exercising.” The student who wanted to participate received a calendar of the month of May. Each student had to exercise at least one

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Congratulations to the Fryeburg Academy Softball Team for winning the Class B Softball Championship. This well-rounded, undefeated, top-ranked Fryeburg team played against thirdranked Oak Hill in Class B. The 6-1 win gave the Raiders their fourth consecutive Class B championship. Good job. The school year has ended and another group of fifth graders will move on to Mollyockett Middle School in September. These students have spent six years at New Suncook School, and the teachers and staff are sorry to see them move on, but move on they must. To mark this event, the New Suncook School held honors day last Tuesday, June 14. At that time, Principal Rhonda Poliquin acknowledged the hard work of all the students in the “Year of Celebrating Community.” The students concentrated on following school rules of being safe and being responsible and showing respect for others. As an acknowledgement of “following the rules,” students were awarded New Suncook Stars, which were displayed on

Rowland, Isaiah voter, Emily Carty, Oliver Clay-Storm, Amelie Crowe, Sam Darling, Jade Fox, Will Perkins, Morgan Seebeck, Katherine Carpenter, Kade Hamlin, Olivia Pelkie, Lily Purslow, Jacob Plummer and Caleb Eklund. Band Award: Morgan Seebeck. Four moms were acknowledged as volunteers. They were Dianne Caracciolo, Martha Grzyb, Jessica Hart and Sharon Zelma. Also recognized for her storytelling was Jo Radner. The 24 students from the Small Business Club earned $588 profit from sales at the School Store under the guidance of Chris Gillespie. The group worked for a half-hour, four days a week, and sold items priced at $2 or less. They thought they’d sell water on the playground, but decided to provide their fellow classmates with a drinking fountain instead. With the help of Rick, from maintenance, the children took part of their profits to pay for the parts for the bubbler. High fives all around. The Lovell Lions Club will be holding the 4th of July breakfast at the Grange Hall in North Lovell from 7 to 10 a.m. This always seems to be the kickoff of the summer season, and is one of the fundraisers for scholarships awarded at graduation from the Academy. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and coffee is the fare; come one, come all, and support the Lions Club. The Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library will be holding the annual 4th of July flea market at the library in North Lovell from 8 a.m. to noon. These two events are the kickoff of the summer season, so come and support the library. The Kezar Lake Country Club will be holding a Junior Golf Clinic for four weeks on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. beginning July 12 through Aug. 3. This clinic is for children 14 years and under who have an interest in golf. There will be small group lessons from expert instructors with attention paid to all areas of the game of golf. For those who did not get a form you can go to the website www. lakekezargolf.com. A $5 fee covers the four weeks instruction.

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Harvest Hills seeks food and supplies FRYEBURG — From July 1 to 31, Harvest Hills Animal Shelter will begin a new tradition; “Christmas in July.” This celebration was created out of full-blown necessity. Harvest Hills is in dire need of all types of food and supplies to support the over 200 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens currently being housed there. Recently, HHAS contracted with five more towns to take in their stray dogs due to their local shelter being closed. If you would like to help, drop off your donations of both wet and dry dog and cat food, wet and dry kitten food (kitten season is still going strong), dog treats, kitty litter (non-scoopable), bleach, laundry detergent (preferably the liquid HE kind), paper towels, and toilet paper. Monetary donations are always appreciated, as well as gift cards to Wal-Mart, Lowes or Home Depot, Paris Farmers Union and Hannaford or Shaw’s. Regarding dog food, HHAS appreciates and accepts all types of dry dog food, but for the healthiest dog bellies, food without dyes is best. Every Christmas Season Harvest Hills Animal Shelter is inundated with much needed and much appreciated gifts

for the many homeless animals in their charge. From donations of food to cleaning supplies, Christmastime always brings out the very best in people, and the staff at HHAS knows how lucky they are to be able to count on a great animal-loving community to support their mission. Making the shelter a comfortable, clean place where homeless animals can be fed and properly cared for while they all wait for their forever homes is the mission of Harvest Hills. In true Christmas form, the HHAS Christmas tree will be displayed in the foyer for the month of July where persons can place gifts during business hours. With your approval, when shelter staff isn’t too busy, pictures of the young and old making donations will be taken in front of the Christmas tree and periodically posted on the HHAS Facebook page. You can also mail monetary or gift-card donations to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, Maine 04037. They also have a link on their website for monetary donations. Of course, donations of all kinds are accepted and appreciated year round.

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WATERFORD — The Waterford Library will hold its annual book sale on Monday, July 4 as part of the Waterford Village Independence Day celebration. The sale will be held on the library lawn from 8 a.m. to noon and will include a large selection of hardcover and paperback books as well as a good selection of children’s books. The library will be open during the hours of the book sale. Hard cover books are a bargain at $2, and paperbacks will be available for $1 each. Raffle tickets are available at the library for a framed giclée print, “City Brook,” currently on display in the library. The print was donated by the artist Nancy Engdahl. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20, and may be purchased in the library during the book sale or any time during the summer. The drawing of the winning ticket will take place during the Waterford fall road race in October. The Waterford Library is located on Routes 35/37 in Waterford Flat near the Old Town Hall on Keoka Lake.


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He will be missed My condolences go out to the family of Phil Cole of Casco. Have known this man for many years. I went to Casco High School with his kids — Joy, Nelson and Charlie. My mom had his father, Gardner Cole, as a teacher when she went to CHS. Phil was a wonderful man. He always remembered me from going to school with Joy. My parents had known him for many years from the Senior Meal Site and other venues. I always enjoyed him in the Casco Day Parade, with his puttputt machines. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The Red Hat Ladies of The Lakes Luncheon Group will meet at Campfire Grille (formerly Laurel Lea Motel) on Friday, June 24. Lunch is at noon, and orders will be taken off the menu. Twenty-three ladies have signed up but if you haven’t you can still go. Our Queen Mother Jan is recuperating at home now after rehabbing in South Paris. She’s feeling pretty good after total hip replacement. She will

be at the lunch. Jan requests that if you haven’t paid your dues ($5 due in March) that you pay as soon as you can. She has to pay dues to California on July 1. June birthdays are: Phyllis Chandler, Elaine DeMasse, Sandy Fredricks, Alice Hill, and Linda Nielson. The Edes Falls Sewing Circle will be having its Bake and Craft Sale on the Village Green on Wednesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Congratulations to Lake Region High School graduates. May all their hopes and dreams come true. Jolene and I went to Hampden, just outside of Bangor, to go to her half-brother Douglas Annis’s graduation from Hampden Academy. It was very nice, the day before was a get-together of family for a barbecue that we attended. I guess, from the amount of traffic and school bus shuttles, that the Blues Fest was a big success. A few of them even made it to Sewing Circles’ supper. Glad the weather was a-ok.

Waterford story time WATERFORD — The Waterford Library is offering a weekly story time program Mondays at 1 p.m. beginning July 11 and continuing through August. It will be particularly appropriate for kids age two to six. Come make new friends and listen to some great stories, and perhaps check out some books to bring home. The Waterford Library is located on Routes 35/37 in Waterford Flat near the Old Town Hall on Keoka Lake and may be contacted at 583-2050 or wla@waterford.lib.me.us

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(Continued from Page 10B) Artists also have the opportunity to submit work for awards judging. Single 10’x10’ booths are $60 for a single exhibitor, $35 apiece for a shared booth up to four exhibitors, and $75 for booths shared by groups of five or more. Applications must be received by July 15 for inclusion in the Moore Park Art Program. Food vendors are also welcome to inquire about applications. For more information, go to the website www. MooreParkArtShow.org or contact 890-9399 or e-mail mooreparkart@gmail.com

June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page 11B

Free tennis event

The Bridgton Highlands Country Club, 479 Highlands Road, is offering a free tennis event on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon as a part of the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Tennis Across America program. The event will offer free tennis for all ages and abilities, with certified instructors on hand. Clinics, drills and quick start tennis programs will be offered, and racquets and balls will be provided. According to the Tennis Across America website, “The USPTA is encouraging every

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member to run at least one by Virginia Staples Tennis Across America event Bridgton Correspondent to help spread the word that obesity is now an epidemic, Tel. 647-5183 especially with today’s youth devoting more time to computers and other technology than to exercise. In addition, it provides the opportunity to focus on the long-range health benefits of developing a habit of being active through tennis from early childhood.” For more information, contact Bob Kimnach at MWV Tennis School, 603-986-6708 Bridgton Arts & Crafts, a Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and or e-mail bob@northconway- nonprofit arts cooperative at 12 Saturday and Sunday from 10 sales.com Depot Street, Bridgton, is now a.m. to 5 p.m. For more inforopen seven days a week from 10 mation, call 647-ARTS. a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts and gifts, On Wednesday, June 29, Lakes handmade by local craftspeople, Environmental Association will are offered. These include doll hold a Scavenger Hunt for chilclothes, country pantry items, a dren in Pondicherry Park at 10 Christmas room, Red Hat items a.m. and much more. The Fourth of July is coming: the discussion is to continue Gallery 302 will hold a pre- Bridgton will hold a Community to generate new ideas that will view and reception on Friday, Band Concert and Fireworks at help retailers to grow their cus- July 8, at 5 p.m. The gallery 7 p.m., and its Four on the tomer base. Tom Bartell, execu- is open daily Monday through Fourth Race kicks off at 8 a.m. tive director of the Windham Economic Development Corporation, which is sponsoring the event, said, “These retailers forums provide both FRYEBURG — Oxford tors to set up their equipment in the chamber and the Windham County Amateur Radio/ a temporary location to develop Economic Development Office Community Emergency their emergency communicaan opportunity to hear from the Response Team will participate tion skills. leaders in the Sebago Lakes in the Ham Radio Field Day This free event is open to the Region’s retail and service sec- from noon Saturday, June 25 public so visitors can experitors, which helps us to identify to noon Sunday, June 26, at ence or participate in ham radio how we can continue to support Fryeburg Fairgrounds on the operations. For more informathe marketing of our communi- Midway in Fryeburg. tion call Brad Saunders at 557ty’s diverse retail offerings in The field day is designed to 8460. order to draw customers to the encourage amateur radio operaRegion’s shopping districts.” The meeting will be facilitated by Diane Dunton from Potential Released Consulting Connected Touch, Inc. is touch/massage to men, women Services; a continental break- holding a two-mile walk, “In and children with cancer, at no fast will be provided. To RSVP Honor Of You,” for those who fee to them. for the event, contact Barbara want to walk in honor of loved Pick up sponsor sheets at Clark at 892-8214. ones who have died or are suf- The Printery in Bridgton, across fering from cancer. The walk from Dunkin’ Donuts. For more will be held on Saturday, June information, call Denise Morin 25 at 9 a.m., rain or shine, at Connected Touch at 576starting at Bridgton’s Highland 4090. Lake Public Beach. The walk will serve as a fundraiser for Connected Touch, FRYEBURG — The First Inc., a nonprofit organization Congregational Church of that provides skilled, supportive Fryeburg UCC, 655 Main St., Fryeburg, will hold its annual women, men, children, yard sale on Saturday, June 25 cuts, colors, foils, from 9 a.m. to noon. perms, weddings HARRISON — The Ladies There will be gift items, furKelly Pike Owner niture, household items, books, Auxiliary of the VFW Ronald Mon. thru Sat. St. John Post 9328 will be sellgames, toys — all at great pricing their famous homemade Michelle es. Proceeds support mission pies on Saturday, June 25 beginMadura projects. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. ning at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot beside the Harrison Village Amy Millar Library. The cost of each pie Tuesday & Thursday is $12. Come early to buy your Nails by favorite pie before they are sold (Continued from Page B) Marie Darna out. The Sheena Fraser garden Gels, Manicures, and Pedicures lectures are supported by an We now have endowment created by the famCND Shellac Polish ily and friends of Sheena Fraser, Weds.-Sat. or a native of England. Fraser’s love By Appointment of plants and her garden across Nail Appointments on from the Waterford Library made Thursday Nights Too! the endowment a significant tribWalk-Ins Welcome ute after her untimely death. As well, each year, books on gardenDENMARK — The ing and related topics are added Denmark Historical Society TF2 to the Sheena Fraser Collection will hold their annual meetOpen Monday-Saturday in her memory. ing in the lower level of the 1 Depot Street • Bridgton The program is free and the Denmark Public Library on 647-3799 public is cordially invited to this Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m.

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Bring on the berries! The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Bridgton, will hold its 18th annual Strawberry Breakfast on Saturday, July 2, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The church is located at 33 South High Street in Bridgton. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available, and everyone is invited to attend. You won’t want to miss this summertime tradition. Bring your family and friends and feast on a breakfast of pan-

cakes, French toast, homemade biscuits, cereal and ice cream all topped with fresh local strawberries and maple syrup. Cost for adult tickets is $8; tickets for children ages 5-10 are $3; and tickets for children 4 years old and younger are $2. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This long-running event is one of the church’s most popular fundraisers and supports its community outreach programs like Jeanette’s Closet, where

families in need can find nocost clothing, and the “Adopt a Child” Christmas program that supplies Christmas gifts to more than 150 children in Bridgton each year. The First Congregational Church is an open and affirming church and welcomes everyone. During summer, Sunday services are at 9 a.m. and childcare is available. For more information call the church office at 647-3936 or visit www.bridgtonucc.com

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TERRI BROOKS’ watercolors will be on exhibit at Gallery 302 in Bridgton June 25 to July 19.

Brooks at Gallery 302 Gallery 302 is pleased to have award-winning painter Terri Brooks as guest artist from June 25 to July 19. Terri’s beautiful watercolors have been exhibited in over thirty national juried shows, and have received numerous awards. Her work has been cited for its soft, glowing light and the use of color granulation. She describes it as follows,

“My work is about the effects that light and atmosphere have on people and places. I am a keen observer of the world around me. With camera or sketchbook in hand, I seek to provide myself with the visual information necessary to work from back in the studio. The summer haze, early morning mist, crisp wintery light, etc. all have a unique effect on the subject and I strive to capture that in my painting. The beautiful Mt. Washington Valley Region of New Hampshire I live in provides me with inspiration to paint just as it has inspired many artists before me.” Terri has had a lifelong interest in the visual arts. After earning a degree in art at the University of Maine, Ms. Brooks began a 30-year career teaching art in the public schools. Although she majored in sculpture while in college, she found

it difficult to find the space and fund the equipment necessary for that medium while working and raising a family. Her passion for color and need for a more portable medium led to a decision to turn to watercolor as her primary medium. She began exhibiting in national shows in 2001. Terri resides in Freedom, N.H. with her boys and husband — Chuck and Newfoundland, Owen. Gallery 302 is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. The gallery will host a public wine and cheese reception Friday, July 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Other events coming up at the gallery include the Loon Auction on July 8, Art in the Park on July 16 and the beginning of Summer Arts Classes. For more information, call 6472787 or visit www.gallery302. com

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June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

TIME TO CELEBRATE — Fryeburg Academy senior captains Ashley Watkins (left), Kelsey Sheehan and Charlotte Lewis hoist the Class B State Championship trophy after the Raiders downed Bucksport 5-2 at St. Joseph’s College last

Saturday to claim the softball title. Pictured left to right are Michelle Boucher, Bri Pelkie, Ellen Bacchiocchi, Carla Tripp and Karissa Watkins. (Photo by Rachel Damon/Fryeburg Academy)

Perfection! 20-0

Raiders claim third state title in four years; beat Bucksport 5-2 By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer STANDISH — When a team has won 19 straight games, you try to find any little tactic that

might possibly “get into their heads.” Walking onto Bailey Field at St. Joseph College Saturday two-by-two and sporting a “seri-

ous, all business” look, Fryeburg “Raiders soon to be 19-1.” Academy players saw one parImmediately, FA players had ticular sign attached to the fence a few choice words of their adjacent to the Bucksport dugout. own. The message was simple, “It’s a little gamesmanship on their part, anything to get you off your game,” Fryeburg Coach Fred Apt told his team. “Play the way you can, and you will be having the final word.” As they did all season, the Raiders let their clutch hitting and ability to make the big defensive stop when needed do all their talking. Sophomore Maddie Pearson set the tone in the first inning when she blasted a scorching drive over the centerfielder’s head to score Carla Tripp (bunt single), and junior Bri Pelkie laced a liner just over the outstretched glove on Bucksport’s second baseman to plate two insurance runs with two out in the fourth inning propelling the Raiders to a 5-2 victory to claim the program’s third state title in four years. The title capped a schoolfirst perfect season, 20-0, and ran the Raiders’ record over the past four years to 76-4. Bucksport, in its first final since 2006, went home 17-3. And the sign? Well, a Raider fan retrieved the sign and presented it to FA players during a victory celebration held at the Academy. “I never planned on 20-0, that’s for sure,” Coach Apt said. The pursuit of perfection was under attack in the first inning. The Golden Bucks, who play a similar aggressive style as the Raiders, tried to cash in on a walk. After a sacrifice bunt moving the runner to second, the Bucks tried to take advantage of FA third baseman Maggie McConkey playing in against another bunt by sending the runner. But, FA sophomore catcher GOTCHA COACH APT! — With some help from her teammates and Raider fans, captain Carla Tripp fired a low strike to Ashley Watkins was able to surprise FA Head Coach Fred Apt as he left the St. Joseph College shortstop Michelle Rascoe, who diamond. (Rivet Photo) made the tag for an out.

VICTORY HUG — FA senior second baseman Charlotte “Chuckie” Lewis gives sophomore catcher Carla Tripp (#10) a big hug after the Raiders recorded the final out to win the Class B state softball title. (Photo by Rachel Damon) “She did an amazing job of getting it,” Tripp said, “because I didn’t think it was that great a throw.” Fryeburg wiggled out of further trouble. After an error, a walk and an infield hit, the bases were loaded with two outs. McConkey ended the threat by fielding a ground ball and barely beating a Bucksport runner to the base. As they did in the West Finals, the Raiders put Bucksport back onto their heels by scoring three times in the home half of the first. Tripp, who had struggled with her bunting in previous playoff games, placed the ball perfectly down the first base line and easily beat Bucksport pitcher Abby Yeo’s (five hits allowed, seven strikeouts) throw. Before Bucksport could settle down, Pearson demonstrated

why she has the nickname, “The Whammer,” when she slammed a rocket that sailed over the center fielder’s head for a RBI triple. Bucksport, known for its solid defense, unraveled as McConkey was hit by a pitch and stole second. Pearson scored on a wild pitch, which allowed McConkey to move to third. After Charlotte Lewis walked, the LR senior stole second. Bucksport rolled the dice and fired the ball down to second, but it sailed into the outfield, allowing McConkey to score the third run. At times during the playoffs, Sarah Harriman showed signs that she is indeed a rookie pitcher. Playing in her biggest game to date — the Class B State Championship — the freshman hurler admitted she had a bad RAIDERS, Page C


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Bucks stopped; FA champs again

(Continued from Page C) case of the jitters. “I never get nervous before games, but the first inning, I was so nervous. I didn’t know where the ball was going,” Harriman said. “It’s the first game I’ve gotten nervous in a long time. Coach (Fred) Apt had to talk to me and told me that ‘you need to calm down, it’s just a game, you’ve played a million of them.’” Harriman fired five straight balls, and Bucksport had a window of opportunity to put the defending West champion on the ropes in the first, but came up empty. In the third, the Golden Bucks got on the board with two runs. Leadoff hitter Mindy Pye hit a long double to left to start the

inning. A walk would make it two on and no out. An infield hit pushed across the first Golden Bucks run. On the play, Tripp collided with the runner and went down. A Bucksport runner tried to take advantage by heading to third, but Tripp, from a sitting position, fired a strike to McConkey to cut down the baserunner. After two infield hits and a run the game sat at 3 to 2 with runners on first and third. Harriman called for a timeout, and waved for Coach Apt to visit the mound. “We expected that they might try to bunt again, so I told Sarah to fake a throw to first and make a throw to third,” Coach Apt said. The play unfolded just as Coach Apt. Following a good fake to first, Harriman gunned a throw to McConkey, who tagged the runner out. The Bucksport runner made an attempt to get back to the bag, but McConkey’s knee pinned on arm short of the bag. Fryeburg would end the inning with a grounder to shortstop Rascoe to retire the side. “That’s the nature of the game,” Bucksport Coach Mike Carrier said. “In most of these games, it’s the mistakes that win the game.” Bucksport’s three errors proved costly. Meanwhile, Fryeburg picked up momentum in the later KELSEY SHEEHAN, a innings. Pelkie, who hoped to Raider tri-captain, poses with line a shot down the third base the State title trophy. line because the Bucks were playing in expecting a bunt from the Raiders’ Number 9 hitter, instead rifled an outside pitch to right field for a two-run single. “The dugout exploded (after Pelkie’s hit),” Pearson said. “It was crazy. I think we all secretly knew it was over then.” From there, Harriman showed why she was named a first-team All-Conference selection. The freshman retired the final 10 batters (12 of the Regular Season final 14) she faced, including Fryeburg 12, Poland 1 two strikeouts in the seventh, to Fryeburg 18, York 1 finish the day. Fryeburg 5, Cape 0 When Rascoe scooped up a Fryeburg 6, Wells 0 roller to short and fired a perfect Fryeburg 9, Yarmouth 3 toss across the diamond to felFryeburg 8, Freeport 0 low senior Ashley Watkins for Fryeburg 4, Wells 1 the final out, the Raiders had Fryeburg 13, Gray-NG 4 reached softball’s summit once Fryeburg 11, Greely 0 again — possibly erasing some Fryeburg 7, Lake Region 6 of the sting from last year’s disFryeburg 6, Sacopee 2 appointing 6-2 loss in the state Fryeburg 5, Falmouth 0 finals to Hermon (which despite Fryeburg 4, Sacopee 0 returning the entire squad failed Fryeburg 10, Gray-NG 0 to reach the East Finals this Fryeburg 11, Lake Region 1 season). Fryeburg 1, Falmouth 0 As Coach Apt would later say, Class B West Playoffs “This has been just awesome. Fryeburg 4, Greely 3 We’ve been to the finals four Fryeburg 5, Lincoln 4 straight years, and won three. Fryeburg 6, Oak Hill 1 What these kids have accomClass B State plished is just incredible.” Championship Harriman’s final stat line Fryeburg 5, Bucksport 2 read, 5 hits allowed, 5 strike-

SIGN OF DISAPPROVAL — When the Raiders walked onto the field Saturday, they were greeted by a Bucksport message, “Raiders soon to be 19-1.” Rather than rattle the defending West champs, Fryeburg gained some extra motivation. After beating the Golden Bucks to post a 20-0 season, the Raiders celebrated at the Academy by putting the sign where it belonged — in the trash bin. outs, 4 walks. Offensively, Michelle Rascoe (who had a busy day at shortstop with six putouts or assists) and Charlotte Lewis each had a hit. All Conference: Coach Apt announced at Tuesday’s banquet that along with Harriman, sophomores Carla Tripp and Maddie Pearson were also firstteam selections. Other selections

were second baseman Charlotte Lewis, third baseman Maggie McConkey and first baseman Ashley Watkins. Watkins will play in today’s Senior Game at Cony High School in Augusta at 6 p.m. Pearson, Tripp and Harriman will play in the underclassman All-Star Game at St. Joseph’s College on Monday.

NO DOUBT WHO WAS NUMBER 1! — Fryeburg Academy capped off the best softball season in school history with a perfect 20-0 record and a state championship. Waving to fans, who lined Fryeburg streets to greet the champs, were (left to

right) Charlotte Lewis, Maddy Smith, Maddie Pearson, Sarah Harriman, Karissa Watkins, Ellen Bacchiocchi, Michelle Boucher, Bri Pelkie, Carla Tripp and Ashley Watkins. (Photo by Rachel Damon/Fryeburg Academy)


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June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Get ready to run...walk

Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Registrations for the 35th Annual 4 on the Fourth Road Race are continuing at a record pace with more than 944 runners registered as of June 20 –– more than 200 more runners than were registered at the same time last year. Approximately 500 campers will register as they arrive in the area over the next 10 days. Race Director, Jim Cossey expects registrations to approach 2,000 this year. Cossey attributes the record pace of registrations to the popularity of the race and this year’s emphasis on online registration. T-shirts and race bibs are in hand and ready for distribution, and early pick-up of bibs and shirts will take place for the first time this year from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at Memorial School. Race Day pick-up of bibs and shirts is scheduled from 6 to 7:45 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Other features of the 2011 race will include Colin Peddie — the recorder holder for the course — serving as Honorary Starter; age group medals of a new design and a display of the historic “give-aways” (visors, canvas bag and t-shirts) dating from 1980 to 2011. A poster of these “give-aways” will be available for purchase as will a circular sticker with the race logo that can be placed on a vehicle. Registration forms are available at the Bridgton Public Library, and The Party Shop/Cool Moose. The form can also be downloaded from the race website: www.fouronthefourth.com Run by the Lake, July 6 Harrison Recreation Department presents the 5K Run by the Lake on Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. — rain or shine. Online registration (www.runreg. c o m / e v e n t s / r e g i s t e r. asp?EventID=2649) closes on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 3 p.m. Pre-registration fee is $13 before July 1; $10 for Harrison residents. Custom race t-shirts to the first 100 to pre-register. The race day registration fee is $18; $15 for Harrison residents. Proceeds benefit the Harrison Rec Department. On race day, participants should check in at the Harrison Town Office beginning at 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Post-race refreshments include fruit, water and Gatorade, as well as the return of the famous whoopee pies! For more information, contact Race Director Tammy Anderson at 595-2433 or e-mail her at tammyanderson@ roadrunner.com Your participation helps the Harrison Recreation Program fund many of the year-round activities and also helps to provide scholarship funds for children for the Summer Rec Program! Lovell Old Home Days 5K, July 16 The 7th Annual Lovell Old Home Days 5K Race will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 9:45 a.m. Entry fee is $13 prior to July 6 and $18 after July 6 to race day. Proceeds benefit the Lovell Rec Department and Old Home Days Parade. Register online at www.runreg.com or send check to Lovell Road Race, P.O. Box 272, Lovell, ME 04051. First 100 registered runners receive a commemorative t-shirt. Awards to the top three male and female finishers in these AREA ROAD RACES, Page C

APRIL COBLE ELLER, a national waterski champion, makes a turn (yes, this is her normal turn style) while taking a run during the 2nd Annual Waterski Clinic held on Crystal

Lake in Harrison last week. April taught the two-day clinic, which attracted waterskiers from across New England. (Photo by Brad Bradstreet)

HARRISON — There was quite a waterski show on Crystal Lake last week. The 2nd Annual Waterski Clinic was held on Crystal Lake last Thursday and Friday, June 16-17. The clinic was again organized by Bill and Christine Bradstreet of Bridgton. April Coble Eller from Coble Waterski School in Lillington, N.C. and one of her instructors, Tyler Thompson, led the clinic. April has won over 25 national championships, including the

Women’s Slalom in 2010. She also runs one of the largest waterski schools in the world. Clinic participants came from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut and had varying levels of ability but all had a desire to improve by having professional coaching. Each person received a 20minute time slot, which allowed for at least six passes through the slalom course. Normally, skiers dropped at the end of each pass and listened to April’s

tips while they rested and the boat wakes settled down — then off for another pass through the course. Over the two days, several people signed up for four runs (exhausting). On Day 2, the early morning conditions were too hard to resist and April skied several passes through the course before clinic participants started their day. Watching a world-class slalom skier go “effortlessly” through the course with a very short

towrope at 36 mph was a treat in itself. Appreciation is expressed to Camp Pinecliffe for allowing the clinic to be run using their course. Other people assisted in providing a staging boat and food for the after-clinic barbecue. It looks like interest is already building for 2012! To be added to the e-mail distribution list, please contact billbradstreet@gmail.com Happy skiing on calm Lake Region waters in 2011.

Bridgton Highlands In Ladies’ Day play on June 15, a “Queen’s Scramble” was played. The winning team included Elaine Tinker, Yvonne Gluck, Pauline Elmer and Vivian Howard. They posted a score of 38. Nearest the pin on Hole 13 went to Pauline Elmer at 14feet, 7-inches. In Scotch Foursome play on Sunday, June 19, the first place team included Steve Munger,

Linda Munger, Ray Pesola and Dottie Dexter. Second place went to Phil Gabardi, Yvonne Gluck, Jan Tuck and Larry Tuck. Nearest to the pin were Dottie Dexter on Hole 2 at 27-feet, 6inches and Linda Munger on Hole 8 at 9-feet, 7-inches. Lake Kezar CC In Tuesday Social League play on June 14, the team of Bill Wapenski, Dale Lord, Bob Adams and Daryl Kenison took

first place with a score of 97. Second place with a score of 103 went to George Bassett, Dick Day, Bill Morella and Dana Morrill. Closest to the pin were Dick Trapani on Hole 5 at 6-feet, 7.5-inches and Jim DuBeau on Hole 16 at 8-feet, 6.5-inches. Greenie: Jim DuBeau. In Social League play Tuesday, June 21, first place went to Dick Day, Douglas Corey, Ron Essmann and Bob

Adams with a score of 97. Closest to the pin went to Dick Trapani on Hole 5 at 1-foot, 1.5 inches and Daryl Kenison on Hole 16 at 6-feet, 7-inches. Greenie: Ron Essmann. White Mountain Seniors In play on June 16 at Point Sebago, the team of John Ward (Prov. Lake), Pete Peterson (Point Sebago), Sylvio Laplante (Indian Mound) and Don Gilbert (Colebrook) took first GOLF REPORT, Page C

Waterski champ teaches finer points

Chip shots from area fairways

BH golf tourney In September 1991, Bridgton Hospital began a charitable golf tournament as a fundraising event to benefit the hospital. That first year, the winning foursome was Terry Holden, Bob and Martha Holden, and Don Holden. Now in its 21st year, the Bridgton Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Bridgton Highlands Country Club. “We’re so very honored and pleased with the generous support of our community. We have sold out our tournament every single year and we remain confident that our hospital supporters will join us in this successful — and fun — fundraising event,” said Pam Smith, director of Development and Community Relations at Bridgton Hospital.  BH GOLF, Page C

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Youth sports camps

Upcoming Road Races

(Continued from Page C) age groups: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 5059, 60-69, 70-plus. Pre-race day registration and packet pick-up on Friday, July 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lovell Rec Field (located on Smarts Hill Road off Route 93, near the VFW Hall). Race day registration and pick-up from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Lovell Rec Field. For more information, contact Race Director Stan Tupaj at 925-1500 or 925-2057 or e-mail stan@fairpoint.net or check the race website at Lovell5k.com Casco Days Country Run, July 30 The 33rd Annual Casco Days Country Run will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 9:30 a.m. The race is sponsored by the Casco Fire Association. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Day of race registration will be accepted starting at 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at the Casco Community Center on Route 121 in Casco Village. All contestants are required to check in at registration prior to the start of the race even if they are pre-registered. The first 250 pre-registrants will receive a Casco Days Road Race t-shirt. Please note that you must register before July 25 in order to receive a t-shirt. Awards are given to the race winners and all category winners and runner-ups. Age Groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-plus. Camp categories (only area campers are eligible): 13 and under, 14-16. Entry donation to the Casco Fire Association: $15 before July 25; $20 after July 25 through race day. Come run the four-mile foot race and then enjoy the fun and festivities of Casco Days! Check out the race website at www.cascodays.com for race results and information. Mail entry and donation to: Casco Fire Association, P.O. Box 183, Casco, ME 04015 or, drop off in person at the Casco Community Center. Tour de Lovell, Aug. 13 The Lovell Recreation Department and the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library are hosting their 6th Annual Tour de Lovell 20-mile bicycle race at the New Suncook Elementary School on Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 8 a.m. This fundraiser event for both organization’s children programs attracts over 50 cyclists from all over the country, competing in three separate categories; road bike, all-terrain, and touring bike. In addition, a four-mile Kid’s Tour commences immediately after the main tour gets underway. For more information, check the Lovell Rec website.

LEAVE NO TRACE — Volunteers recovered and disposed of a variety of items picked up along the Saco River. Organizers of the clean-up, however, reported that less trash was discovered compared to previous years.

Goal: No traces of trash

FRYEBURG — When volunteers were finished with their June 11 clean-up, there was no traces of trash. “We had another successful Saco River Clean-up. Jason and Agata — National/Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers — helped us raise awareness and educate our scouts and volunteers,” cleanup organizers said. There were many different organizations and individuals Phone: Fax: Outside ME:

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involved and made the cleanup effort possible. American Rivers sponsored and donated the trash bags, chips and some t-shirts for the cleanup, while two boy scout troops volunteered — Troop 4 from Milton, N.H. and Troop 132 of Upton, Mass. Individuals from the Boston area, who love the river, volunteered for the second time and were great sports. Volunteers recovered many cans, a tire, pillow, staircase,

footwear and more. On a positive note, organizers reported seeing less and less trash with each cleanup. “This is a great sign and it shows that together we are making a difference,” officials said.    The clean-ups are not possible without the canoe liveries, which donate canoes, manpower, support and campsites for the volunteers. Saco Bound, CLEAN-UP, Page C

Don’t miss out on a summer of fun playing tennis with your friends! MWVCTA is offering the 2011 Jr. Team Tennis League to ages 6–18 starting June 27th. Special offer this summer to NEW members age 10 and under: Get a 1-year USTA membership for FREE! Sign up now! Go to USTA.com/membership to become a member of USTA and then click on Jr. Team Tennis to get yourself onto a team in your area. Questions? Call Nancy Osborne, 603-367-1043 or e-mail ncosborne@roadrunner.com

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Summer day camps to be offered at Lake Region High School include: Boys’ Basketball Camp for players entering grades 5-8, June 27-30 from 9 a.m. to noon in the LRHS gym. Cost is $60. For more information, contact Coach J.P. Yorkey at jyorkey@sad61.k12.me.us Girls’ Soccer Camp for girls entering grades 3-9, June 27 to July 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $75. For more information, contact Coach Lynn Harrison at lharrison@sad61. k12.me.us Boys’ Soccer Camp, hosted by the LRHS varsity boys’ soccer team, will be held July 1115 at the athletic field behind Lake Region Middle School. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades K-8. Times are: 5 to 6:30 p.m. for kindergarten through grade 2, fee is $50; 5 to 8 p.m. for grades 3 through 8, fee is $75. Scholarships are available. Everyone will receive a ball and an aluminum water bottle. For more information, contact LRHS varsity boys’ soccer coach Don White by e-mail at kdavis24@maine.rr.com or call 321-1882. Girls’ Basketball Camp for Grades 3-7 will be June 2730 from 5 to 8 p.m. at LRHS. Cost is $60. For more information, contact Coach True at ptrue@sad61.k12.me.us Youth Football Camp for students entering grades 3-7, June 27-30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Contact Coach Jason Simmons at simmyx5@yahoo.com Track & Field Camp will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., July 5-8 and July 11-15 at LRHS. Contact Coach Mark Snow at msnow@sad61.k12.me.us

Naples – 3-BR ranch-style home on very pretty corner lot with approx. 1.65 acres. Private, dead-end street. Open kitchen & dining area with cathedral ceilings. Full, finished basement & outbuilding. $134,000.

Bridgton – High & dry lot scoping to the Southwest. Possible views with cutting. Mockingbird Lane Rd would need to be continued & power brought to lot. Private, quiet, deeded rights to small beach on Moose Pond. Priced to sell. $19,900. Bridgton – Golf course community! Immaculate, updated 3-BR townhouse situated on pristine golf course. End unit. 2 of the bedrooms have private full baths. 1 BR with bath on main floor. Fireplace, granite counters, 2 large decks, sunny kitchen/living/dining, and finished basement. Gorgeous! $275,000.

Waterford – Very private wooded 3.5 acre lot. Build a year round home or just a camp. Lots of snowmobile trails around and close to many amenities such as Long Lake, Shawnee Peak & downtown Bridgton for all your needs. Great price - don’t miss out! $28,000. Bridgton – LOW, LOW LAND PRICES-MOTIVATED SELLER! 2 one-acre lots for sale at the amazing price of $13,900 per lot! One 3acre lot available for only $15,900! Unbelievable prices! Private location. Harrison – Beautiful 8-acre lot with stunning views of Mt. Washington, Shawnee Peak & more in quality subdivision with paved road. $89,000.

Bridgton – Hilltop family retreat located at the peak of a private, winding road with unparalleled, panoramic mountain views. Only 5 mins. to Shawnee Peak. The interior features 3 levels of living space specifically designed to hold a crowd, yet maintain the privacy of its occupants. Giant master suite complete with his/hers office space, oversized bath, double closets, craft room with skylights! 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors, multi-level deck, lovely porch, & much more. The lower level boasts 1200 sf guest quarters with private patio perfect for in-laws or visiting families! $420,000.

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Fun & games

Area golf report

This week’s puzzle theme: The Sixties

ACROSS 1. WWII villain 6. *Betty Friedan’s org. 9. “____ ‘til you drop” 13. *Twiggy, e.g. 14. “Without further ___” 15. Round loaf, in Paris 16. Prefix for earliest 17. Diamond or ruby 18. Sicker 19. Moves, as in a prowler 21. *”I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” autobiographer 23. Maiden name indicator 24. Annoying biter 25. IRS employee 28. Level or dismantle 30. Make it known 35. ____ hoop 37. Unit of life 39. Pulpits 40. It will 41. “Roots” author 43. Bath powder 44. Found at the gallows 46. *”One Life to ____” (1968-present) 47. Iranian monarch 48. Whoever 50. Standard 52. Food morsel 53. Like a bug in a rug 55. Cranberry habitat 57. *_______ invasion 61. *”In Cold Blood” author 64. Artist’s tripod 65. Color quality 67. *The Beatles went on them in ‘64, ‘65, ‘66 69. Trinity 70. Large coffee pot 71. Ancient Romans’ resort 72. #1 Across’ deputy

73. ___ or miss 74. Bothersome DOWN 1. *Pete Townsend knocked it over on Smothers Brothers show 2. Village, mostly in South Africa 3. Often described as either pleasant or offensive 4. Grant or imply 5. *______ Power 6. Scolds 7. *Gentry’s “___ to Billie Joe” (1967) 8. *”Oh, Pretty _____” by Orbison (1964) 9. Under a foot 10. Seed covering 11. Butter substitute 12. Heart of Inca empire 15. “Water for Elephants” tent 20. TV host Robin 22. Form of Anna 24. Treating with gel 25. *Cultural Revolution locale 26. Fool or hoax 27. Bronze, e.g. 29. Eagerness 31. Marines’ toys recipients 32. Gem State 33. With filaments 34. Fancy water ride 36. In addition 38. Russian left 42. Grass in Mexico 45. Store in a silo 49. Half the width of an em, pl. 51. *The Beatles’ haircut 54. Yeah or aye 56. Mother _____

57. Long for Liz 58. Steak preference 59. Egyptian goddess of fertility 60. Decades 61. Abe’s coin 62. Goes “tut-tut” 63. Psychoanalyst Erikson 66. University of Rhode Island 68. “___ it isn’t so”

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(Continued from Page C) place with a Plus 9, Plus 26. Second place with a Plus 9, Plus 23 went to Jim Dubeau (Bridgton Highlands), Chris Wonson, Bruce Fadden (Bridgton Highlands) and Brigg Bunker (North Conway). Third place with a Plus 9, Plus 17 went to Don Johnson (Oakdale), Dave Johnson (Prov. Lake), Robert Beatty (North Conway) and Jayne Britton (Indian Mound). Fourth place with a Plus 9, Plus 13 went to Barry Smith (Bridgton Highlands), Jim Layne (Indian Mound), Alan Emery (Lake Kezar) and Lou Cloud (Maplewood). Fifth place with a Plus 7, Plus 24 went to Doug Wicks (Prov. Lake), Dan Paquette (Indian Mound), Jerry Chaisson (Indian Mound) and Ron Terciak (Point Sebago). Closest to the pin was George Bassett (Lake Kezar) — hole in one! Long putt went to Dave Johnson at 28-feet, 4-inches. Plus Points: Ron Terciak 12, Pete Peterson 12, Jim Dubeau 12, John Ward 11, Dan Paquette 11, Bill Holden 11, Ron Cross 10, Chris Wonson 8, Lou Cloud 7, George Jones 7, Joe Balducci 7, Robert Beatty 7, Dave Johnson 7, Chuck Elliott 7. Birds: Rodney Allen 1st and 5th, George Bassett 2nd, Bill Wapenski 4th, Ron Cross 16th and John Cloud 17th. Next week: Lake Kezar. Putt for Pets Four! Or, actually “Fore!” for the four-legged residents in the care of the Animal Rescue League of NH-North with the 2nd Annual Putt for Pets to take place at Indian Mound Golf Resort in Ossipee, N.H. The date for the Putt for Pets Golf Tournament is Sunday, July 31 beginning at 11 a.m. with a sit-down lunch followed by a shotgun start at noon. The $80 entry fee includes lunch at the Riverside Grille and Tavern, 18 holes of golf and shared cart. There will be a 50/50 Raffle and prizes for best team score net, best team score gross, best individual score net, best individual score gross, closest to the pin (hole #4), longest drive men’s (hole # 9) and longest drive women’s (hole #3). If you would like to sign up as an individual or foursome, or would like to sponsor a hole please call Tom at 603-356-3855 or Virginia at 603-447-4302. You can also download a form at www.conwayshelter.org. All proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue League of NH-North. Area golf courses are welcome to submit tourney results and upcoming events at no charge. Either fax (647-5001) or e-mail (bnews@roadrunner.com) information.

BH golf tourney

(Continued from Page C) The 2011 Presenting Sponsor is Norway Savings Bank. “Norway Savings Bank has been a sponsor every one of our 21 years!” noted Mrs. Smith, “their support of our community hospital is deeply appreciated.” The tournament will feature at least four hole-in-one prizes in 2011 and the ever-popular “Putt for Cash,” which is a $20,000 prize this year. There will be numerous prizes and a great silent auction. The $85 all-inclusive fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, golfer gift pack, continental breakfast, lunch, and after-tournament awards reception. Applications for a limited number of available foursomes are now available by calling 647-6055 or eSmith, a resident of North mail at psmith@bh.cmhc.org. MasterCard, American Express and Yarmouth and former director of VISA are accepted. Interested golfers are urged to reserve their Athletics at Bridgton Academy foursome today as the benefit tournament sells out early. and Hebron Academy, has been on the Council’s executive committee for over twenty years and has served as its president, vice president and treasurer during that time. (Continued from Page C) Founded in 1942, the New Saco River Canoe and Kayak, and Woodland Acres Canoe and England Preparatory School Campground donated a total of 30 canoes for this volunteer cleanAthletic Council (NEPSAC) up. Most volunteers stayed at Swan’s Falls Campground.  represents nearly 170 indepen“We made the best of the showers and mosquitoes, and enjoyed dent schools in New England a nice warm meal with some Leave No Trace education from the and eastern New York.  traveling trainers after the cleanup. A great time was had by most,” Smith is the first athletic officials said. “It was rough in the elements, but we stuck it out for director from Maine to serve the sake of the Saco River. We thank all volunteers, canoe compaas NEPSAC’s president and the nies, Ben and Jerry’s for the yummy ice cream and Thriftway for first to be so honored. The award donating toward the meal. It takes all of us to make this work. So, will be presented at NEPSAC’s lets keep it up so we can protect this beautiful resource so our chilannual meeting in the fall. dren will be able enjoy it too.”

Smith to be honored by Athletic Council

Bradley R. Smith, currently Leavitt Area High School assistant principal, has been selected to receive The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council’s Distinguished Service Award for 2012. The award is given annually to an individual who has “contributed significantly to New England Independent School Athletics and Physical Education through enthusiasm, dedication, leadership and vision.”   

Bocce recap

HARRISON — In Harrison Bocce League play, Worster defeated Aces 4-1; Henry’s Concrete squeaked past Scott 3-2; Long Lake and Mentus rolled to a 2-2 tie; and Fillebrown downed Caswell House 4-2. North Division: Worster 10-6, Aces 8-7, Caswell House 8-7, Long Lake 8-8. South Division: Fillebrown 99, Henry’s Concrete 7-8, Mentus 7-8, Scott 6-10. Schedule: Long Lake vs. Aces, Scott vs. Caswell at 6 p.m.; Worster vs. Henry’s, Fillebrown vs. Mentus at 7:30 p.m.

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NAPLES – Well-cared-for farmhouse with large attached barn, surrounded by fields on both sides of home and woods in the back. Roof, FHW/oil furnace, newer septic system. Additional acreage available. $219,900. MLS #996842

WINDHAM – Fantastic, two-story, 2-unit duplex, great rental history, close to shopping, BRIDGTON – Photos do NOT do this home jus- fully leased — turnkey operation. $299,500. tice! Glass to the ceiling, Brazilian cherry floors, MLS #904132 open kitchen with granite countertops, stone fireplace in living room, separate 3-season room, Your one-stop source for Real Estate separate over-the-water bunkhouse, sandy gradual entry, detached 3-bay garage, finished base- Services covering the Lake Region area… Call 207-693-5200 or 1-877-618-2224. ment, whole-house generator. A MUST SEE! $999,995. MLS #1003348

NAPLES – Immaculate, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 26'x42' ranch with daylight basement and big back deck, with large lawn. Located in neighborhood of similar homes. Open kitchen, dining room, living room with cathedral ceilings. Mahogany floors, Jacuzzi tub with walk-in shower. Basement has finished full bath and workshop area, and woodstove for secondary heat. $168,000. MLS #1016034

SEBAGO – Well-kept, 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath 3story home. Many major improvements done, like chamber septic system 6 years ago, replacement windows. Glassed-in porch. Property is only steps from beautiful, sandy, shallow entry beach on Sebago Lake. Come see what lake living is all about! $240,000. MLS

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DENMARK – Paved entrance in on this level, ±2.5-acre lot with beautiful views of Pleasant Mtn. and surrounding mountains. Soils test available. $44,900. MLS #963372

BRIDGTON – Good-sized parcel of land at a great price, with ±299 ft. of road frontage, and with good visibility for that business! $59,900. MLS #1008529

BRIDGTON – Beautiful sandy beach, looking up at Pleasant Mtn., comes with this ±1/2-acre lot within 5 minutes from skiing and boating. Public boat launch just down the road. $26,900. MLS #970777

SEBAGO – Large lot for a great price, on town-paved road, and in an area of well-cared-for homes. Property just over the Naples line. $39,900 MLS #1012917

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Regional sports

Herbs & hunt

Bridgton Rec news

A day trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park will be held this Friday, June 24. Bridgton and Sebago Recreation will take a coach shuttle to Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. The trip will consist of visits to Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond House, Thunderhole and downtown Bar Harbor. Cost is $30 per person for Bridgton and Sebago residents and $35 for non-residents. Forms are available in the Bridgton and Sebago Town Offices. Only a few spots remain. Come visit Maine’s only National Park for less than a tank of gas! The trip is open to ages 18 and older, exceptions may be made with adult. For more information, contact Bridgton Rec Director Tom Tash at 647-8786. Summer Swim program forms are now available online on the Town of Bridgton website www.bridgtonmaine.org/recreation.cfm and also at the front desk of the town office. This American Red Cross Certified program is for ages 3 and 4, and swim levels 1-6. Although the first session deadline has passed, the second session deadline is July 15; this session runs from July 25 to Aug. 12.  First session swim rosters will be posted at www.bridgtonmaine.org/recreation.cfm today, Thursday, June 23 by 3 p.m.  A Beach Attendant position is available. The position is parttime in July and August on Saturdays, Sundays and occasional weekdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Please apply by June 30 or contact Rec Director Tom Tash at the Bridgton Town Office. Youth Soccer forms are now available online on the Town of Bridgton website and also at the front desk of the town office. This program will run once school has started. A $20 discount is applied to all forms postmarked/received by June 30.

Casco Rec news

CASCO — Join Casco Recreation at the community center for exercise, lunch and some fuel for your brain… starting Tuesday, July 5 through Aug. 18. Tuesday, Wednesday (soccer) and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,

The weather is improving and those pesky flies are disappearing making it a perfect time for a herb walk and scavenger hunt. A Herb Walk at Holt Pond with Kevin Pennell will take place this Friday, June 24 at 9 a.m. While strolling through the trails of Holt Pond, learn the names and characteristics of the native plants with local herbalist and a licensed massage therapist, Kevin Pennell. Walkers will meet at Lakes Environmental Association at 9 a.m. to sign in. The walk will last approximately two hours. The walk will cover easy to moderate terrain. Participants should wear comfortable hiking shoes as well as sunscreen and bug spray. Fee is $5 per person; LEA members attend free of charge. SCAVENGER HUNT — DJ Moyse and Discovery Kids look for treasure in Pondicherry Park. A Scavenger Hunt in The Lakes Environmental Association will hold a family scavenger hunt on Wednesday, June Pondicherry Park for families 29 at 10 a.m. with LEA’s Sarah Morrison and Mary Jewett. HUNT, Page C

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Bridgton – New cottage-style contemp. is the ultimate in high efficiency. Open floor plan w/gorgeous water views, upscale kitchen and 2 baths w/granite, tiled floors, lovely hardwood floors. Over 1700 sq. ft. w/3–4 bdrms., gorgeous stone gas fplc., office/media rm. Dock system. $639,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301 (MLS 1018409)

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Bridgton – This property has it all and is priced to sell. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, in the Knights Hill area. Boat, beach, tennis and inground pool are all included. $159,000. Joe Shaw 776-0771 (MLS 1018079)

Bridgton – Commercial Opportunity – One unit left, located across from Renys on Main Street, Bridgton. Great location to grow your business. $179,500. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1012494)

Bridgton – LONG LAKE access with a deeded boat dock comes with this 2bedroom Saltbox with 2-car garage. Boat in the summer, snowmobile in the winter. $210,000. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1016257)

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Casco – This 3-bedroom, multilevel home sets on ±3 acres. Lots of possibilities. Gas fireplace, 1-car garage, farmer’s porch, deck and more! 169,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 990214)

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Bridgton – This custom quality 3-bedroom home has unbelievable view of Pleasant Mountain/Mount Washington. Private Location!!! 3 finished levels, Newer construction on 3.9 ac. and separate garage, paved drive $299,000.

Bridgton – Highland Lake beach rights only shared with 5 homes just behind home. Come see this lovely ranch with many recent updates, fireplace, 1 car garage under and pole barn for storage. $189,000.

Eustis – Stunning 2+ bedroom with sleeping loft! Home offers granite, stainless steel appliances, tile, hardwood, farmer’s porch, old-fashioned cookstove. Nestled in the woods! $139,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1018617)

Harrison – Lovely Ranch on sprawling 6.2 acres. Attached 2-car garage with possible additional living space above. Private yet centrally located! $149,900. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1014316)

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Harrison, Crystal Lake – 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with 152 ft of private prime lakefront. Unbelievable price. 1.4 acres of land, paved drive, room for your garage. Not too big or too small. Perfect. $399,999.

Denmark – Fantastic home on desirable Hancock Pond! Built in 2007. Sandy bottom frontage and views of the lake! Peaceful and quiet. Must See! $359,000. J.R. McGinnis 807-5115 (MLS 1011473)

REDUCE Harrison – Opportunity to own a good business location in the block. Great exposure on Main Street. Visible to walkers and motorists. $58,000. Sally Goodwill 693-7290 (MLS 1006348)

Harrison – This year-round East Shore Charmer offers 100’ on Long Lake! Gorgeous views, docking system. Features include 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, fireplace and more! $875,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1014221)

Naples – One-level contemporary with many amenities. Boat dock and beach, central air, propane generator, granite countertops and extensive landscaping. $355,000. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1015135)

Naples – Prime development possibilities in the heart of the Lake Region. 50 acres, survey complete, and 524’ on Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). $299,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 973206)

Naples – Fantastic colonial on 1.6 acres, one of Naples’ nicest neighborhoods. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Great kitchen. Some views and priced great. Only $229,000. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 972300)

Naples – Town House condo with excellent lake views & wonderful sandy beach. 3 full levels of living space plus loft. $260,000. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 982827)

Naples – 16+ acres with 675 ft. water frontage on Brandy Pond! Previously a family campground, surveyed for 8 potential lots! $1,995,000. Connie Eldridge 831-0890 (MLS 975042)

Naples – Excellent opportunity to purchase a 4-season condo. Owners are motivated to sell. Great lake and mountain views, deck, sandy beach, tennis courts, clubhouse, close to village for golf. 3+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished room in walkout basement. $239,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301 (MLS 1013339)

Denmark, Moose Pond – Waterfront land with 203 ft. of prime lakefront, minutes to skiing at Shawnee Peak. 3.01 acres with driveway and clearing done for building site. Time to build your dream home. $350,000.

Bridgton – Great 3-bedroom log home with winter views of Shawnee Peak/ Pleasant Mountain. New 2-car garage. Located within 3 minutes to Shawnee Peak ski lodge and Moose Pond. Deadend road. $199,000.

Denmark – “Uncle Henry’s Barn” 2.3 acres. Views of Pleasant Mountain. Great Visibility. Large parking lot, Land, barn and collectable business $179,000. Land, barn with great place to build a home. $159,000. Build, Business or Animals

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Naples – This beautiful property has it all, view, water rights and deeded boat slip included. Must see to truly appreciate. $299,900. Joe Shaw 776-0771 (MLS 1010192)

Naples – Extremely well-kept camp with 100’ on pristine Trickey Pond with sandy beach. Many improvements have been done to the property. $299,000. Nancy Hanson 693-7270 (MLS 1006840)

Naples – Cathedral ceiling family room highlights this well-maintained home. Nicely landscaped, private lot. Close to Causeway, great neighborhood. $259,900. Russ Sweet 939-2938 (MLS 1018651)

Otisfield – Thompson Lake ROW! This 2-bedroom, 1-bath cottage is just 2/10 mile away from the lake. Large sunroom, knotty pine interior and new kitchen. $189,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1009494)

Raymond – Expandable cape on 3 well-landscaped acres. 2-car attached garage. Underground power. Dead-end street. Great location! $149,000. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 996763)

Sweden – 3-bedroom, 1-bath Ranch on a very scenic, quiet street, 2-car garage and 4 acres. Peaceful back yard. Cozy Place. $145,000. J.R. McGinnis 807-5115 (MLS 1014442)

Naples – Get Set for Summer! Large 3bedroom contemporary home is surrounded by decks overlooking 300 ft. on Trickey Pond. Dock and two garages. $579,000. Connie Eldridge 693-7298 (MLS 1005108)

LAND • Hio Ridge lots for sale 1.75 ac. each, 3 different lots.................$29,900-$49,900. • Route 302, across from Sporthaus. .75 ac steps to Moose Pond.................$29,900. • Views of Pleasant Mountain. 4 acres each, 2 lots available. Paved road........$52,900. • 3.2 ac, Nice self-contained RV, driveway. 3 seasons or build.........................$55,000. • Highland Lake view & sandy beach just steps away. 1/2 acre.........................$69,900 • Moose Pond view and sandy beach from this lot. .84 acre............................$99,999. • Moose Pond 1-acre lot with boat dock rights and town beach......................$21,900. • 2.4 acres, lawn and driveway in. Cleared to build. SAD #72...........................$26,000. • Pleasant Mt. view on 34 acres, Brook Frontage and fields...........................$150,000. • 120 acres, fields and views, only 30 minutes to Sunday River...................$295,000. • 1.3 acre lot in nice subdivision, Long Lake nearby.........................................$10,900. • 3.4 acres on quiet dead-end road, near Keyes Pd beach................................$30,000. • 19 acres of land in Sweden, Paved road....................................Offered at $75,000. • Waterford, 2 acres, driveway, and 4 ft. foundation........................................$29,000.

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June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Casco Rec news BA Hall of Fame (Continued from Page C)

play a game of soccer, kickball, whiffle ball, capture the flag etc., and then enjoy a healthy free lunch, then read a book, visit the library or just enjoy games or a movie. The program is open to those ages 8 and up. Lunch is available Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m., extended program is only available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Volunteers are needed! Yoga. A new session of Yoga will be starting on July 7. Yoga is offered every Thursday at the Casco Community Center from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Instructor is Debbie Goldstein. Debbie has over 10 years of certified teaching experience. Many poses can be modified to unique abilities or needs. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a mat if you have one. $10 drop-in fee or $7 per workout if you sign up for the entire session. Tai Chi and Chi Kung. Wednesdays 9:15 to 10 a.m. Gentle stretching, conscious breathing, and fluid movements from the traditions of Chi Kung Breathing Exercises and Peking Yang Style Tai Chi. This class will be held outdoors in the Village Park, weather permitting. Class will be held in the Community Center if necessary. Instructor is Lisa Magiera. Cost for the four-week session is $30 or $8 drop-in rate. Summer sessions: July 6-27 and Aug. 3-24. Boot Camp with Kettlebells. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15 to 8 p.m. This high intensity class will include interval circuits, plyometrics (jump training), push-ups, partner work and basic kettlebell techniques. Various modifications will be offered so that no matter your fitness level you will be challenged! This class will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Class will be held in the Community Center if necessary. The eight-class session is $50 or $8 drop-in fee. Bring your own kettlebell; if you do not have one they will be provided. Sessions: July 6-27 and Aug. 3-24. Paint in the Park. Learn how to paint with nature surrounding you. Join Donna Kantor in the Village Park on Tuesday mornings in August from 9:30 to 11. Cost is $35 for five weeks. Registrations accepted. Casco Recreation is still accepting registrations for tennis, swimming and golf! Participants must pre-register for all programs. Call Rec Director Beth Latsey at 627-4187 for more information. Farmers’ Market starts today, Thursday, June 23 on the Village Green. Time is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Scavenger hunt (Continued from Page C) will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. with Sarah Morrison and Mary Jewett. If you are on summer break and want a fun thing to do, a forest scavenger hunt may be perfect for you. This woodland quest will be fun, as you search behind trees, looking up and around exploring each way you please. Some treasure is hidden deep within the woodlot. Enjoy a morning outside with your entire family in the beautiful woods of Pondicherry Park. Look over hills and under logs as you and your children look for clues left behind by woodland creatures. These clues will lead your family to the hidden treasure of Pondicherry Park. The treasure hunt will last approximately an hour, and will stay within the boundaries of Pondicherry Park. Please make sure to call 647-8580, or e-mail sarah@leamaine. org to register your family for this fun event. Meet at the gazebo near the Bob Dunning Bridge at 10 a.m. for instructions and your first clue. Fee: $5 per person; LEA members attend free of charge.

While attending Bridgton, he was the first elected president of the Outing Club and was instrumental in what is considered the founding year for this venerable Bridgton Academy organization. He studied at the University of Oklahoma from 1964-1969, focusing on archeology, anthropology, and earth sciences and eventually enlisted in the United States Army, serving two voluntary tours of duty in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. During his service, Bill was decorated with campaign and service medals, Army commendations, and selected for specialized training in marksmanship. His civilian career history is wide and diverse, including the insurance industry, real estate development, and most notably, strategic financial business planning on an international level. He also has a broad range of community involvement including the American Legion, historical societies, art guilds, as well as community theatre. Bill makes his home in Olathe, Kan. Graduating from Bridgton in 1987, Addison Wiggin has experienced great success in the areas of finance and publishing, and as such is being nominated as a “Contributor.” Currently living in Baltimore, Addison is the founder of Agora Financial,

cated faculty member, dorm parent, and soccer and tennis coach. He went on to teach at nearby Hebron Academy for over 35 where he publishes The Daily years, instructing all levels of Reckoning and the daily Five French and Latin, and, during Minute Forecast. He has authored his tenure, introduced Spanish Demise of the Dollar, and with William Bonner is the co-author of Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. All three books (Continued from Page C) have received high ranks on The Commencement on May 14 by New York Times bestseller list Headmaster Grady Vigneau, and and are in their second editions. Student Dean’s Council President, He is also the founder of Richard Jenkins ’11. Mrs. Agora Entertainment and has Carr, who joined the Bridgton created two documentaries based Academy staff in 2003, serves as on his books. Created to raise an English teacher, Community public awareness about the bal- Life coordinator, and college looning national debt, I.O.U.S.A. counselor. Her interactions with was nominated for the Grand Bridgton students are many, and Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance go beyond the classroom setting Film Festival and the 2009 to embrace all aspects of student Critics Choice Award for Best residential life. Mrs. Carr is a Documentary Feature. Another positive, friendly leader on camfilm about the current entrepre- pus, and one that the students neurial spirit will be released this naturally gravitate to. Adria grew year. up involved in the private school Former faculty member setting, and was always drawn Vernon Wood was posthumous- to the teaching profession. Carr ly inducted as “Faculty Member/ said of the award, “I am incredCoach” for his years of service ibly honored to be the recipient in education and the tremendous impact he left on those he taught and coached. His son, Grant Wood ’66, was on hand during the Hall of Fame induction to accept his father’s award. In the fall of 1957, Vern began his teaching career at Bridgton Academy, and was well-regarded as a French teacher, serving here for close to a decade as a dedi-

classes to their curriculum. He also served as Hebron’s Dean of Students, Language Department chair, and Dean of Faculty. Vern’s legacy as a teacher is what inspired his son, Grant, to become an educator himself.

Carr receives honor

of the first Staub Award. When I interviewed as a finalist, the first thing I discussed was how fortunate I feel, every day, to be doing what I love — working with students in college counseling, in the classroom, and in the community/residential life sphere. I am really excited to use part of the award stipend to fund a trip to a technology conference in Texas this summer. By attending this Naviance conference and workshops, I will continue to grow and improve as an educator; and without the Staub funding, this conference would not be possible. Again, I can’t thank the Staub family enough for their generosity and contributions to the ongoing success of Bridgton Academy and its mission.”

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School news

Carr receives faculty honor Bridgton Academy was both excited and pleased to announce that Adria Carr is the inaugural recipient of the Andrew F. Staub ’04 Faculty Professional Development Award. Initially established by the family of Andrew F. Staub ’04, this endowed fund was created with the sole purpose of benefitting the faculty of Bridgton Academy. “Bridgton Academy IS the faculty,” stated Andrew Staub ’04. “This is the year that makes a difference because the faculty brings out the most in the students. I left BA a better person, and I believe that’s because the teachers truly cared about me and the mission of the school. It is undoubtedly the faculty that makes the difference in the year that makes the difference.” During his year at Bridgton Academy, Andrew served as a member of both the Big Brothers program and the lacrosse team. He was a resident of Jillson Hall. After his Bridgton graduation, Andrew went on to attend Lehigh University and Roanoke College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. During his undergraduate years, HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Al Glover was recently inducted into the Bridgton Academy Andrew completed intern2011 Hall of Fame. Al is pictured here with his wife Pat in front the Bridgton Academy Hall of ships with Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, Commonwealth Fame garden after the induction ceremony. Attorney Randy Leach, and

FACULTY AWARD WINNER — The inaugural Andrew F. Staub Award was presented to Bridgton Academy faculty member Adria Carr. She is pictured here with Dean’s Council President Richard Jenkins. Federal Judge James C. Turk of Virginia. The Andrew F. Staub ’04 Award calls for a teacher that is a consistently positive role model to students, an accessible, helpful instructor, and a passionate leader within the Academy. The Staub Endowment provides an annual

BA inducts Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Bridgton Academy celebrated the induction of its 2011 Hall of Fame Class, which included longtime Bridgton resident Al Glover, on Saturday, June 4. Now in its ninth year, the Bridgton Academy Hall of Fame was created to recognize alumni, retired staff, volunteers, and individuals who have made significant contributions to Bridgton over the years or distinguished themselves in their life work and service. This year’s inductees include: Rear Admiral John Aquilino ’80, Roger Austin ’86, David Colella ’71, Harold Damelin ’65, Mr. Al Glover, Paul Guimond ’79, Cole Proctor ’62, William Seach ’63, Addison Wiggin ’87, and former faculty member, Mr. Vern Wood. A resident of Bridgton since 1958, Al Glover was nominated as a “Contributor” for his distinguished service as a Bridgton Academy trustee, and even more significantly, his remarkable career in education. Shortly after arriving in Bridgton, Al began his 48-yearlong career in education, teaching at Fryeburg Academy for 24 years and Lake Region High School for 20, and impacting the lives of many students. In 1994, Al was invited to join the Bridgton Academy Board of Trustees, thus beginning a 14-year association with the Academy. His energy and educational perspective had a significant impact on the board, and he also participated in many initiatives during this time. At the 2008 Commencement ceremony, he was presented with the Ray T. MacDonald Award for Extraordinary Service to the Academy. A resident of Virginia, Rear Admiral John Aquilino, a member of the Class of 1980, is nominated as a “Contributor” for his amazing work and service in the United States Navy. He now holds the position of Director of Strategy and Policy for the U.S. Joint Forces Command, one of the Department of Defense’s 10 strategic combat command organizations. Rear Admiral Aquilino has won numerous professional awards including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal as well as several unit and campaign awards. Roger Austin, a member of the Class of 1986, currently resides in Middletown, R.I. and was nominated as a “Student/ Athlete” for his participation in athletics while attending Bridgton Academy, as well his distinguished collegiate career in Track and Field. As a member of Iona College’s Track & Field Team, Roger was a three-time Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletics of America (IC4A) Champion, four-time member of the All East Track & Field Team, twice qualified for the NCAA Championships, and was selected as an All American in 1989. In 1989, Roger was ranked 20th in

the United States in the javelin throw and received an invitation to compete in the U.S. Track & Field Championships. Roger has made his career in the telecommunications industry, working as a national channel manager for Polycomm, Inc. Currently, David Colella ’71 is the vice president and managing director of The Colonnade Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay and holds diverse and multiple professional affiliations. In 2008, he was named Massachusetts Restaurant Association Restaurateur of the Year, and was recently inducted into the Massachusetts Lodging Association’s Hall of Fame. David was nominated to the BA Hall of Fame as a “Contributor” for his ongoing work in the field of hospitality and business leadership. Also residing in Virginia, Harold Damelin ’65 is a partner at the law firm of Blank Rome in Washington, D.C., and is known as one of the top 800 most powerful lawyers in the city. He now has over 30 years of criminal fraud litigation experience, specializing in representing both companies and executives facing congressional investigation and indictment. In March of 2005, Harold was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the Treasury Inspector General, a position appointed by President George W. Bush, and held this highlevel cabinet position for over two years, resigning in the spring of 2007. He was nominated as “Student/ Athlete” for his participation in athletics at Bridgton Academy, as well as a “Contributor” for his dedication to the fields of law and government work. Paul Guimond ’79 hails from Ogden, Utah and is an individual who has seen the ski industry from many perspectives including racing, coaching, training, and marketing. He was a member of the Bridgton ski team, continuing his love of the sport at University of Maine Farmington, where he skied and coached. He eventually coached with the United States Ski & Snowboard Administration and has worked with U.S. Ski Team top-level athletes, including many who were Olympic medalists, FIS World Champions, World Cup race winners, as well national USSA titleholders. In 1996, he began a career with Salomon of North America as their principal World Cup serviceman for the entire Canadian and U.S. Ski teams in 1996. Paul still works for Salomon today as a national level Sports Marketing manager. Paul was nominated as a “Student/Athlete” for his exceptional contributions to the world of alpine skiing. Cole Proctor, a member of the Class of 1962, was nominated to the Bridgton Academy Hall of Fame as a “Student/Athlete” for his participation in athletics at Bridgton Academy and beyond, as well as his undeniable impact and work in the world of football. Cole was a football player at Bridgton, who went on to play at Morehead State in Kentucky.

His coaching career has lasted for over 27 years, beginning as a Graduate Assistant at Morehead State and continuing at LeesMcRae College, Gardiner Webb College, Chatham Township High School in New Jersey, Keene High School in New Hampshire, East Tennessee State University, San Diego State University,

Iowa State University, and the University of Utah. During his remarkable coaching history, he was named New Jersey High School Coach of the Year, then Ohio Valley Coach of the Year in 1990. Cole eventually took a position with the NFL as a scout with the Arizona Cardinals. He continues his work for the

NFL, now in his 13th season with the Tennessee Titans as a regional scout, residing in Beaufort, S.C. William Seach ’63 was inducted as a “Contributor” for his service to the BA Outing Club and established career in the arena of financial planning and development.

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monetary award to be used as the recipient sees fit for her/his professional development. The honoree is chosen based upon a comprehensive voting and interview process. Students, faculty, and staff alike had the opportunity to nominate their teacher of choice. After the student and faculty nominations were compiled, five finalists were then interviewed by a panel that consisted of both Academy leaders and representatives of the student body. The five finalists included Adria Carr, Beth Chagrasulis, Travis Dube, Peter Gately and Whit Lesure. Mrs. Carr was ultimately chosen as the 2011 Andrew F. Staub ’04 Award recipient. This announcement was made at

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Opinion & Comment

June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

Viewpoints

Active oversight for efficient government Views from Senate by Olympia Snowe United States Senator

American families should expect nothing less than the utmost efficiency and transparency when it comes to government’s spending of tax dollars. As Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, I am committed to doing my part to hold federal agencies accountable for the money they spend on government programming. That means stretching each tax dollar as far as it can go and ensuring we rout out waste, fraud and abuse wherever possible. In the past year alone, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) has identified abuses and vulnerabilities to fraud in nearly all of the contracting programs run by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the federal agency over which the Small Business Committee has oversight. In a report released this March, GAO highlighted a staggering number of overlapping and duplicative programs among all federal agencies that are costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year. In fact, GAO identified 80 separate economic development programs within four different federal agencies, all of which cost $6.5 billion to administer in 2010. Of the 80 duplicative programs, 19 are administered by the SBA and 52 all address “entrepreneurial efforts.” As part of our effort to get the federal government’s fiscal house in order, we must act on GAO’s findings and recommendations. Just this year, our Small Business Committee held a hearing to remedy a situation where fourteen firms erroneously received $325 million in SBA contracts. These firms were ineligible for the program, yet they received hundreds of millions of tax dollars. SBA has taken action against these firms, outlined what those actions were, and created a special task force assigned to strengthening current enforcement protocols. To detect, prosecute and prevent fraud, the Department of Justice needs to play a more active role in responding to SBA. Recently, the SBA Inspector General identified 17 cases referred OVERSIGHT, Page D

LITTLE KIDS, BIG TURNOUT — The turnout of children from North Bridgton village to help the library was impressive during the recent bike parade and children’s tent events.

Making Father’s Day every day

I don’t usually get all choked up when I read the Help Wanted ads, but I still remember tears welling up in my eyes when I saw an ad in my local paper in 1989: “Teach a boy to fish! Boat and tackle provided.” The address was from a swanky section of town and I could just picture the trophy house with the big view out over the lake, and the silver BMW in the driveway, and the speedboat gently thumping against the dock, and the successful businessman confidently checking another item off his life list — son, fishing — done! And my new father’s heart just broke.

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friend who seems to like the best in me. The two of us will focus on figuring out how to improve on my finances. My friend and I are in pretty much of the same boat except she has the edge on me when it comes to fiscal prudence and I believe I have information that she is open to as well. We both are churchgoers and passionate Scrabble players, but neither of us is rigid and do our best to temper our own selfrighteousness (which we all have at times). I recommend McLaughlin do the same, but I would be delusional if I expected any new insights or ability to tolerate, much less show respect to people such as myself. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Sweden

Letters Auction

To The Editor: The Denmark Congregational Church would like to thank everyone who participated in the 7th Annual Silent Auction and Youth Car Wash on Memorial Day weekend. We had so many wonderful donations from Khiel Logging, Gary MacFarlane, Brenda Harding, Bill Knolla, Cindy Lee, Bertha Bucknell, Five Field Farms, Jimbob’s, Cardinal Printing, ACE Insurance, Suzanne and Ralph Austin, Stacy’s Service Center, Cathy’s Flowers and Shawnee Peak. Also, to all the people who dropped items off for the yard sale portion, thank you. A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped set up Friday night, and helped out and cleaned up Saturday.  A very special thanks to the Denmark Fire Department, which let us use their building to hold this event. Pam Hale and Nancy Sanborn Fundraising Committee Denmark Congregational Church

Fiscal responsibility

To The Editor: Today is dedicated to being “fiscally responsible” and figuring out how to pay my debts and still survive. At the moment, I am, according to my local mechanic, driving “at risk.” My 1997 Buick LeSabre, which I bought for $1,900 two years ago, has problems — I paid $169.38 for the installment of a new wheel bearing and another $100 on a new tire and yet another $183. I believe the mechanics. My rent, fortunately, is very low. This is a good thing, but because I do not own my house, it is now up for sale. This presents the unsettling prospects for my future. I needed to get work done on my teeth, which cost close to $4,000. This I paid for with a credit card, which climbed to a 29.9 percent interest rate when I could not pay off the principle in a year. I am — like all too many senior citizens — living on a fixed income. I realize to make public monetary concerns is somehow unseemly. I was taught

LD 1376

THIS RARE DOUBLE LADY SLIPPER — discovered in a yard in Bridgton brings delight and wonder to those who are lucky enough to see it in person. (Ackley Photo) this truism from the time I was a child. This was especially reprehensible and self-sabotaging behavior if one was in relatively dire straits compared to those who appeared to be achieving the American Dream. By doing so, I am going “against my raising” and doing my best to take the “shame” out of it. Unlike many of my contemporaries, I do not travel, smoke, drink or go on buying binges. My greatest extravagances are $5.83 breakfasts at Rosie’s restaurant in the morning, which includes the daily New York Times. So, my present spending cuts must include eating at home more, limiting my card making and traveling less. Booze, cigarettes and shopping sprees have never much interested me. I am not very employable these days and, alas, terrible at jobs that include efficiency, math ability, physical stamina and dedication to detail. I try to do my share of volunteer work to compensate. In front of me, I have three opinion pieces written by Tom McLaughlin. One dated May 19 tells us something that I can agree with — that “there are fewer and fewer high-paying manufacturing jobs because the federal government has allowed companies to move factories overseas where people work for less, then ship their products back without

paying protective tariffs.” His other points are that gas, food and the national debt are going up because of dependency on government handouts. I have seen far too many hardworking people lose their jobs and, at best, be offered part-time jobs that do not pay for gas mileage, much less rent, mortgage, medical bills and teeth repair. McLaughlin’s May 26 opinion piece is a rant against President Obama — “our clueless commander” who somehow (according to McLaughlin) doesn’t realize that “Israel’s enemies and our enemies are the same.” Somehow, the idea that extremism flourishes in dictatorships and corrupt top down societies without a strong middle class seems an anathema to McLaughlin. This week’s opinion piece that projects “bullying” onto feminist groups, who McLaughlin insists have an agenda to force young students into believing there are five genders, rather than trying to raise a level of respect and tolerance for law-abiding people who are not heterosexual is simple-minded at best. So today, in defiance against all the shaming derogatory labeling that seems to cover up uncertainty, fears and doubts about how to keep doing what I can do the best I To The Editor: I am writing this letter can, I will work with my very reliable, honest conservative as a citizen of the Town of

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To The Editor: State Senator Bill Diamond’s lament that the passing of LD 1376 places barriers to the voting booth and curtails the citizen’s voting rights thereby diminishing the importance of democracy is rubbish. The bill only asks that voters register to vote in their perspective towns before Election Day and not on the actual day at the poll stations. You only have to register one time and it can be done in person or by mail. Voter fraud is not likely to occur in small rural towns, as everyone knows everyone else in town, but not necessarily so of the cities like Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, etc. There is a saying, “You lock your door to keep the honest man honest” and to pre-register helps insure that only citizens of your state or country vote on the people who will run the local and federal governments and on laws that govern us all. True, voting is a right, but also a privilege and a responsibility and I have faith in the voters of Maine. There is something very wrong if, as Mr. Diamond says, to require a citizen to pre-register means that thousands of voters will be stopped from voting at the polls because the rules have changed. He states if the bill is passed a lot fewer people will be voting in Maine elections. I don’t think so. Pat White Brownfield

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Bridgton and former fellow employee. I wish to give a BIG thank you to all our longtime friends and town employees, Dan Managan, Dave Sanborn, our newest dispatcher Michelle Bragdon, and the best part-time, full-time, long-term employee Bette-Jean Espeaignette, and to those who have moved on like Joyce Hodsdon, Becky Bressette, Patti Maddocks, Heidi Reid, Myrna KomichWhite, Lori Horne, Meryl Molloy and the many past dispatchers who have been in the Town of Bridgton’s employ over the years. Please know that I will never forget your devotion to Bridgton, your co-workers, the countless holidays you worked away from your families, all the evenings you were at work and not with your families, your assistance to the citizens, and the police officers on the road, and all the other agencies that have used our facilities. In closing, thank you for the safety you provided to all of us; the citizens of Bridgton, and personally to me as a coworker. I was always comfortable out on the road doing my job knowing you were at the desk monitoring me and assisting me with my many needs as a police officer. I don’t ever want you to

(Continued from Page D) to DOJ between October 2010 through March of this year that went unprosecuted, in spite of the fact that serious allegations of theft, conspiracy, corruption, embezzlement, and other criminal acts were identified. In conjunction with the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), I have asked DOJ to explain their rationale for declining to prosecute these cases. In our letter, we insisted, “…it is imperative that DOJ become engaged to protect the SBA’s program integrity. Every possible loss recovery must be attempted, and crimes against the SBA and the American taxpayer must be prosecuted.” When it comes to eliminating duplication of federal programs, the SBA has been extremely modest in its recent

Father’s Day

(Continued from Page D) know I love them,” you plead, “because I work really hard and give them nice things.” Great, now say the words. Shout them. It’s just three little words, guys — two pronouns and a verb — and they should be the easiest words to ever slip from your tongue. According to Hallmark, last Sunday was the official day to celebrate fathers (and sell some cards), but today is Father’s Day, too. So be one. Let the word father define not what you are, but what you do. Your time, your touch, your words — it’s your life; it’s all you’ve got. Now give it away.

To The Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved and participated in presenting this year’s Baccalaureate Service for Lake Region High School seniors and their families. With the help of the faculty and staff, seniors and donations, this service can continue to be among the six in the state still being offered. Many thanks to Rev. James Marstaller and his daughter, Malia, Cornerstone Church in Naples; Pastor Billy Markavich, Christ Chapel in Raymond; and teacher Pauline Webb of Bridgton for their assistance in planning. This year’s guest speaker was Youth Pastor Jon Weeler, Windham Assembly of God, who shared his message of being charged with the Word of God to set goals and follow their dream. In these times of losing our rights and freedoms in America, LETTERS, Page D

efforts. Last January, I sent a letter with Committee Chair Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to SBA Administrator Karen Mills and Inspector General Peggy Gustafson soliciting their recommendations for eliminating wasteful spending at the agency. While I am grateful to the IG for her attentive, in-depth response, the SBA ultimately deferred to the President’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget request for guidance, which simply proposed eliminating a handful of existing programs. Washington cannot meet its current financial obligations, much less afford to spend money on waste, fraud and abuse. Through ongoing review, active oversight, and swift law enforcement efforts, we can ensure precious tax dollars allocated to programs meant to help stimulate job creation and prosperity, actually go to the intended goals.

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Calendar Highland Lake Beach. FMI: 576-4090. June 25 — Free tennis programs as part of Tennis Across America, 10 a.m. to noon, Bridgton Highlands Country Club. FMI: Bob Kimnach, 603-986-6708. June 25, July 2 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. June 26, July 3 — Adult Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 408-2299. June 27 — Summer swim program first session begins. June 27-30 — Vacation Bible School, Bridgton United Methodist Church. June 27 — Free letterboxing class, 11 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. June 27 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. June 27 — 4 on the Fourth Race Committee, 5 p.m., library. June 27 — Exercise group open to anyone, 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. 6472897. June 28 — Rainbow Days Playgroup for toddlers 6 months to 5 years, 9 a.m., Bridgton Ice Rink. FMI: 4522300. June 28 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. June 28 — Food Pantry Distribution Day. Last names M-Z, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Methodist Church; last names A-L, 1 to 4 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. June 28 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. June 28 — What’s Buggin’ Baily Blecker? Author reading, 2 to 3 p.m., library. June 28 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6478786. June 28 — Stories read by Michael, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. FMI: 647-2472. June 29 — Scavenger Hunt for kids at Pondicherry Park by LEA, 10 a.m., meet near gazebo near Bob Dunning Bridge. Must register; call 647-8580. June 29 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. June 29, 30, July 1 — Kids Katering, free lunches for children 18 years & younger, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. June 29 — Bible Study, 6

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BRIDGTON June 23 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Connie Slater on physical therapy, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. June 23, 28, 30 — Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. June 23 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. June 23 — Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. June 23 — Registration for Summer Reading Program, 1 to 5 p.m., library. FMI: 6478563. June 23, 30 — Knitter’s Day, 2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. June 23 — Chamber After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Rufus Porter Museum, 67 No. High St. FMI: 647-3472. June 23, 30 — Bingo, doors open 5:30 p.m., early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, No. High St. FMI: 693-4513. June 24, 27, 29 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6472402. June 24 — Herbs at Holt Pond with Kevin Pennell, 9 a.m. meet at LEA office, 230 Main St., 9 a.m. June 24 — Day trip to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park by Bridgton & Sebago Recreation. FMI: Tom Tash, 647-8786. June 24 — Mother Goose Time, The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, 10:30 a.m., library. June 24 — Open house, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dead River, 161 Portland Rd. FMI: 647-2882. June 24 — Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes, noon, Campfire Grill, Rte. 302. June 24, July 1 — BRAG Dodgeball, 7 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: Dan Edwards, 831-8092. June 25, July 2 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 452-2772. June 25 — “In Honor Of You” fundraiser walk for Connected Touch, starts 9 a.m.,

p.m., Community Center. June 30 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Club Assembly, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. June 30 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. July 1 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. BROWNFIELD June 24 — Swim lesson assessments by Brownfield Rec, 10 a.m. to noon, Burnt Meadow Pond. FMI: 9353800. June 25 — Community wide yard sale by Brownfield Rec, 8 a.m., Community Center. June 27 — Brownfield Rec swim lessons begin, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brownfield Town Beach, Burnt Meadow Pond. Runs through July 22. FMI: 935-3800. June 28, 30 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. CASCO June 23 — Plant sale, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Casco Farmers’ Market & then at library. June 23 — Trip to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens by Naples & Casco Recreation, bus leaves 9 a.m., American Legion, Rte. 11, Naples. FMI: Beth Latsey, 627-4187. June 23, 30 — Summer Pajama Storytime, 7 p.m., library. June 25, 26 — RaymondCasco Historical Society open, 1-3 Wed., 10-3 Sat., 1-3 Sun., museum, Rte. 302. FMI: 6552438. June 28 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. July 2, 3 — RaymondCasco Historical Society open, 1-3 Wed., 10-3 Sat., 1-3 Sun., museum, Rte. 302. FMI: 6552438. DENMARK June 25 — Denmark Public Library open house, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., library. June 25 — Denmark Historical Society annual meeting, 10 a.m., lower level, library. June 27 — Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park. June 29 — Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. July 1-30 — Art exhibit, Bangor photographer Sarah

Sorg, Denmark Arts Center. July 2 — Simple Pinhole Photography workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. FRYEBURG June 24 — Annual TRIAD Senior Citizen Picnic by Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 743-9554, ext. 4. June 25 — Yard Sale by Fryeburg Historical Society, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fryeburg Town House, Rte. 5 in Fryeburg Center. FMI: scrocker6@roadrunner.com June 25 — Annual Missions Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, First Congregational Church of Fryeburg UCC, 655 Main St. June 25-26 — Ham Radio Field Day by Oxford County Amateur Radio/Community Emergency Response Team, noon Sat. to noon Sun., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 557-8460. June 27 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. HARRISON June 24, July 1 — Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Village. June 25 — Homemade Pie Sale by VFW Post 9328 Ladies Auxiliary, begins 8:30 a.m., parking lot beside library. June 25 — Harrison Summer Reading Program, “One World, Many Stories,” begins, sign-ups 10 a.m. to noon, library. June 26 — Harrison Lions Club Car Show, 8 to 11 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. to noon viewing, Crystal Lake Park. Awards presented at 2 p.m. FMI: 693-4051. LOVELL June 23, 30 — Family Playtime, 10:30 a.m., library. June 24, 27, 29 — $1 a bag sale, 10 a.m. to noon, Lovell Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. June 24, July 1 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. June 24, July 1 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., VFW Hall. June 25 — Summer Recreation sign-ups, 9 to 11

June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D a.m., library. FMI: 925-1084. June 26 — Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Luncheon, noon, Severance Lodge. FMI: 925-3177. June 27 — Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., library. June 27 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. June 27 — Lovell Historical Society annual dinner meeting, Ebenezer’s. June 29 — Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5. FMI: 452-2772. NAPLES June 23 — Trip to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens by Naples & Casco Recreation, bus leaves 9 a.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. FMI: Harvey Price Jr., 693-6364. June 23, 30 — Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., library. June 23, 30 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. June 25 — Second annual Christ Church Golf Classic, 9 a.m., Naples Golf and Country Club. FMI: 583-6185. June 25 — Reunion for descendants of Skillings/ Sawyer/Hoyt, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., home of Steve and Tracy Hoyt, 85 Harrison Rd. FMI: 693-1129. June 28 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10:30 a.m., library. June 30 — Bridgton author Dan Edwards, 6 p.m., library. July 1 — Fun Fridays, 11 a.m. library. July 2 — Naples Cub Scout Yard & Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Village Green. FMI: 693-3541. July 2 — I Spy Bingo, 11 a.m., library. RAYMOND June 23 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Jordan-Small School, 423 Webb Mills Rd. FMI: 1800-482-0743. June 26 — Summer Reading Program begins, library. FMI: 655-4283. June 29 — Book group, 7 p.m., library. SEBAGO

June 25 — “Owls of Maine,” three live owls, Push Back the Stacks program by Chewonki Traveling Natural History, 7 p.m., library. FMI: 787-2321. June 26 — Sebago Historical Society, 347 Convene Rd., building open for browsing & research 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27 — Story Hour for Pre-schoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. June 27 — Maple Grove Grange, election of officers, 6 p.m. potluck supper, 7 p.m. meeting, Sebago Center Community Church. WATERFORD June 23 — 14th annual Sheena Fraser Lecture with Ruth Copeman, executive director of McLaughlin Garden, 7 p.m., library. AREA EVENTS June 23, 30 — Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Cottage St., Norway. June 23 — Country dinner, Italian Night, 5 and 6:30 p.m. seatings, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village, N.H. FMI: 603-3237591. June 24 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 7439153. June 24 — Garden Thyme Series for beginning gardeners, 10 to 11 a.m., Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village, N.H. FMI: 603-323-7591. June 24 — Annual Oxford County Sheriff ’s Office TRIAD Senior Citizen Picnic, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 743-9554, ext. 4. June 24, July 1 — Poland Farmers’ Market, 2 to 6 p.m., Rte. 26. June 24 — Norway Open Mic with Ukelady Mary Hargreaves, signup 6:30 p.m., open mic begins 7 p.m. FMI: 603-733-6350. June 24 — Oxford Historical Society monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Kay House

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(Continued from Page D) we all need to help the present generation of youth to learn the right direction for all choices and decisions. They are our future leaders! Thank you all! Betty Cross LRHS Baccalaureate Committee

Gift of life

To the editor: A very successful blood drive was held at the Masonic Hall on Wednesday, June 15, where 67 units were drawn from the good people of the area. This, toward a goal of 56 units. It is nice to be one of the very first remote sites to permit double red-cell donations. We want to thank the Red Cross staff. We want to thank Bridgton Subway for providing excellent sandwiches for donors, many of whom would have otherwise missed a meal.

Thanks Casco

To The Editor: The Board of Trustees and staff of the Casco Public Library wish to sincerely thank the citizens of Casco who voted in support of our budget request at the annual town meeting last Thursday. We are especially grateful to the loyal patrons who spoke on the library’s behalf. You represented many people who wanted to speak but were unable to due to lack of time or previous commitments.

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McLaughlin’s column

To The Editor: Let me begin by saying that I look forward to reading Tom McLaughlin’s column and particularly appreciate it when (often) I do not agree with his views. I know people keep writing in saying that his column should be ended because of his views, but I find I learn far more from people I do not agree with than from those I do agree with. On occasion, he does rather miss the point completely however.  LETTERS, Page D

The automatic indexing of fuel taxes is gone

Last fall, I submitted a bill for this legislative session to eliminate the automatic, annual “indexing” of fuel taxes. Indexing, of course, is the polite word for a tax increase. The bill, LD 383, was written in response to one of the most common complaints I have heard in my seven years in the Maine Legislature. People hate the fact that the gas tax goes up every year on “autopilot.” If you’ve ever pumped gas in Maine, you’ve probably seen the sticker distributed by the Maine Energy Marketers Association explaining how much we pay per gallon in fuel taxes. We’re not talking peanuts. The indexed increase costs motorists more than $5 million a year — on top of the hundreds of millions of dollars we pay in the preexisting state and federal gas taxes. Maine’s gasoline tax now stands at 31 cents per gallon, and the feds hit us for another 18.4 cents per gallon. The federal government, in fact, makes more money from the sale of gasoline than the oil companies make. That could explain the feds’ intense dedication to ethanol. Ethanol reduces gas mileage, forcing drivers to buy much more gasoline than they did before the ethanol mandates kicked in. After the election last November, I was appointed House chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on

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Transportation. I immediately requested that our new governor include the same language in the Highway Fund Budget as I had in LD 383 — my bill to eliminate the hated gas tax indexing. Gov. LePage included it in the budget, which gave the proposal the full weight and support of his administration. During the public hearing for LD 383, and again in the budget work sessions, I spoke about several problems with the tax. Most importantly, I spoke about the public dislike for the tax and the way many people, including myself, considered the automatic indexing a form of taxation without proper representation. When the Transportation Committee held the work session for LD 383, I decided that since the proposal was still viable in the Highway Fund budget, we could kill my original proposal and focus on the state’s fiscal blueprint. We did that and continued our committee work on the Highway Fund budget, knowing that this important change in law was included in the governor’s proposals. In mid-June, the Transportation Committee completed a line-by-line, item-by-item review of the Highway Fund budget. It included the removal of the

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fuel tax indexing and the elimination of 76 Highway Fund positions at Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Secretary of State’s office. It also included funding for 600 miles per year of highway maintenance surface treatment — a vital aspect of the long-term care of our roads. Funding at that high level has not always been accomplished. It’s also important to note that the highway budget fully funds MDOT and its two-year work plan without borrowing a single dollar in bonding. With all these high points, the Transportation Committee, for the first time in a decade, voted unanimously, 13-0, for passage of the Highway Fund budget, which came in at $637 million. In the first year, fiscal 2012, the elimination of the fuel tax indexing will save Maine motorists $5.8 million. In future years, the savings really begin to add up because the tax compounds on itself. In 2013, the removal of this despised tax increase will save Maine motorists $10.75 million. In fiscal 2014, the savings spike to $15.73 million. All that money is better left in the pockets of Mainers in these tough economic times. State Representative Rich Cebra resides in Naples.

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We should end costly ethanol subsidies

Ethanol subsidies are fiscally irresponsible, economically indefensible, and environmentally unwise. That is why I have cosponsored, and voted for, legislation that would immediately end the corn-based ethanol tax credit and the import tariff. Historically, our government has promoted the use of a product in one of three ways: subsidize it, protect it from competition, or require its use. Right now, ethanol may be the only product receiving all three forms of support. The ethanol tax break is extraordinarily expensive. The Government Accountability Office has found that the tax credit costs American taxpayers a staggering $6 billion annually. This is quite a sum to prop up a fuel that is causing land conversion for corn production, commodity and food prices to rise, and is barely putting a dent in our nation’s dangerous dependence on Middle East oil. Ethanol use is mandated under the Renewable Fuels Standard, which guarantees a market for corn ethanol. The first generation biofuels industry will receive tens of billions in unnecessary subsidies through the year 2022. If the current subsidy were to continue, the federal treasury would pay oil companies at least $31 billion to use 69 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol over the next five years that the law already requires them to use. We simply cannot afford to pay the oil industry for following the law. The data overwhelmingly demonstrate that the costs of the current ethanol subsidies and tariffs far outweigh the benefits. Researchers at Iowa State University estimate that a one-year extension of the ethanol subsidy and tariff would lead to only 427 additional

Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator

TO: Cathy E. Gerrish, a resident of Maine School Administrative District No. 61 in the County of Cumberland and the State of Maine: In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of Maine School Administrative District No. 61 in said county and state qualified by law to vote in School Administrative District No. 61 affairs to meet at the gymnasium of the Lake Region High School in the Town of Naples on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. then and there to act on the following articles, to wit: Article 1: To elect a Moderator to preside at said meeting. ARTICLES 2 THROUGH 12 AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURES IN COST CENTER CATEGORIES Article 2: Regular Instruction: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for Regular Instruction Programs for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $9,181,254. Article 3: Special Education: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for Special Education for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $4,638,089.

direct domestic jobs at a cost of almost $6 billion, or roughly $14 million of taxpayer money per job. While expanding our capacity to generate alternative, domestic fuel sources is an important step toward energy independence, I have serious concerns about the effects of increased ethanol use. The energy, agricultural, and automotive sectors are already struggling to adapt to the existing ethanol mandates. Many residents in Maine have experienced difficulties using E10, gasoline blended with 10 percent ethanol, finding that it causes problems in older cars, boats, lawn mowers, chainsaws and snowmobiles. I heard from a Maine fisherman who discovered that E10 had destroyed his boat’s fuel system and stranded him two miles out at sea! The repair costs amounted to the thousands of dollars. Yet now the Environmental Protection Agency is allowing the use of E15, a gasoline with an even higher percentage of ethanol, but only in newer vehicles. This is only going to cause further problems and will add unnecessary confusion at the gas pump for consumers. We simply cannot continue to place so many engines and the safety of so many consumers in jeopardy. Corn-based ethanol mandates also present environmental concerns as they could result in energy efficiency losses,

much higher demand on already stressed water supplies, and increased air pollution because mechanical failures can jeopardize the effectiveness of engine emission controls. Over recent years, we have also seen food and feed prices rise as crops have been diverted for the production of corn-based ethanol. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman and I held a series of hearings in 2008 to examine the federal renewable fuel policy, which heavily favors the use of foodbased fuels such as ethanol, and found that it has had a negative impact on food prices. One of our witnesses was the owner of a Maine bakery, who testified that his wheat costs had nearly tripled in six months, driven by the shift of cropland from wheat and other grains to corn. In 1997, only five percent of America’s corn harvest went to ethanol — this year it will be more than 40 percent. In addition to the ripple effects this has for livestock feed, it has negative consequences for global food and energy prices, and for the billion people around the world living in poverty. We can no longer ignore the cost of this policy to our nation and the world. Subsidizing blending corn ethanol into gasoline is indefensible, particularly at a time when we have soaring deficits that burden our economy and threaten our future prosperity.

The new state budget

After countless hours spent over the last five months, the Maine Legislature has passed a budget for the next two years. In a strong show of bipartisanship, the Appropriations Committee unanimously endorsed the budget, which went on to pass both the House and the Senate by large margins. Given the economic climate and the new leadership at the State House, it is a very tight budget, and I have no doubt that it will cause some hardship. Still, it is a vast improvement over the original proposal from the governor, and I sincerely believe it is as good as could be achieved in the current circumstances. This week, I’d like to share some of the major points of this budget. State Employees and Retirees (including teachers): I heard more from my constituents about this than any other topic this spring. The major change here concerns cost of living adjustments (COLAs). These are the annual adjustments made to pay and retirement benefits to keep pace with inflation. There will be a three-year freeze on COLAs for current and retired employees, and after that there will be a permanent 3% cap on COLAs for both retirees and active employees. Additionally, for retirees, the COLA will only apply to the first $20,000 of the pension. This was a real sticking point, as some of us tried to get this increased to $25,000, which would cover the entire pension of most of the affected retirees, but $20,000 was the best we could negotiate. Understanding the pain this will cause, we hope to correct this in the future. In the interim, there will be a one-time per year COLA-like payment to retirees to be paid out of any available end-of-year surplus. This payment will not be added on to the base of a pension like a normal COLA, however. Additionally, the budget will increase the retirement age for new employees and unvested employees to 65, all vested state employees can retire at their normal retirement age of either 60 or 62. There is also a two-year freeze on merit pay increases for

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state employees and an end to Health and Human Services in unpaid shutdown days. the original budget proposal, and Health and Human Services: I am pleased to say that, while Many cuts were proposed for BUDGET, Page 11D

Views from Washington by Mike Michaud United States Congressman

Federal funding bills impact Maine

One of Congress’ core responsibilities is to make federal funding decisions. This traditionally involves the annual passage of multiple spending bills that supply the budgets of federal agencies and the programs they administer. They are a good way to gauge priorities and often can be quite bipartisan if done right. Recently, for example, Democrats and Republicans worked together to pass the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which governs the spending levels for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as well as various military construction projects. This year’s bill, like last year’s, takes into account the increasing demands being placed on the VA by the growing number of wounded service members returning to the United States from the wars overseas. It increases funding for the VA for fiscal year 2012, and also provides advanced

funding for fiscal year 2013 for medical services, medical support and compliance, and medical facilities, which ensures that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care is not disrupted. This advanced funding also provides the VA with the ability to plan ahead and use their resources in the most effective and efficient way possible. This directly impacts Togus VA Medical Center, local clinics, mobile outreach units, and other VA programs in Maine. In addition to funding for the VA, the bill also funds various military construction projects, including two in Maine for the Army National Guard. The Bangor Readiness Center will receive $15.6 million and the Brunswick Armed Forces Reserve Center will receive $23 million. These projects will not only help the Army National Guard improve readiness, but they will also promote increased economic activity in these two communities through the construction FEDERAL, Page D

Article 4: Career and Technical Education: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for Career and Technical Education for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $1,087,060. Article 5: Other Instruction: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for Other Instruction for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $435,730. Article 6: Student and Staff Support: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for Student and Staff Support for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $2,385,031. Article 7: System Administration: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for System Administration for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $762,239. Article 8: School Administration: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for School Administration for the 2011–12 fiscal year? The Board recommends of School Directors $1,177,672. Article 9: Transportation and Buses: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for Transportation and Buses for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $1,463,507. Article 10: Facilities Maintenance: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for Facilities Maintenance for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $2,864,435. Article 11: Debt Service and Other Commitments: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for Debt Service and Other Commitments for the 2011–12 fiscal year. The Board of School Directors recommends $1,903,460. Article 12: All Other Expenditures: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will be authorized to expend for All Other Expenditures, including Crossing Guards, School Lunch and Community Use of Facilities. The Board of School Directors recommends $74,023. ARTICLES 13 THROUGH 15 RAISE FUNDS TO EXPEND FOR THE SCHOOL BUDGET Article 13: State/Local EPS Funding Allocation: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will appropriate for the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and to see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will raise and assess as each municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688. The Board of School Directors Recommends the Amounts Set Forth Below: Total Appropriated (by municipality): Town of Bridgton: Town of Casco: Town of Naples: Town of Sebago:

$ Amount $5,982,369 5,082,367 5,426,485 2,416,393

School District Total Appropriated: $18,907,614

Total raised (and district assessments by municipality):

$ Amount

Town of Bridgton: Town of Casco: Town of Naples: Town of Sebago:

$5,799,780 4,668,380 5,261,190 2,344,131

School District Total Raised:

$18,073,481

Explanation: The District’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12, as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount the District must raise and assess in order to receive the full amount of state dollars. Article 14: Non-State Funded Debt Service: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will raise and appropriate for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the voters of this District for non-state funded school construction projects and non-state funded portions of school construction projects in addition to the funds appropriated as the local share of the District’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12. The Board of School Directors Recommends $1,175,437. Explanation: Non-state-funded debt service is the amount of money needed for the annual payments on the District’s long-term debt for major capital school construction projects that are not approved for state subsidy. The bonding of this long-term debt was previously approved by the voters of the District. Article 15: Additional Local Funds: (Written ballot required). To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will raise and appropriate in additional local funds (Recommend $4,519,449) which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding model by $4,123,982 as required to fund the budget recommended by the Board of School Directors. The Board of School Directors recommends $4,519,449 for additional local funds and gives the following reasons for exceeding the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding model by $4,123,982: 1.

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular activities: The State has supported an average of 10% Statewide.

2.

Additional District-wide staffing: staffing above the EPS minimums in the following areas: teachers, clerical, educational technicians (permanent substitutes), guidance and administration and seven workshop days per teacher and four workshop days per educational technician are not covered under the EPS formula.

3.

Substitute pay: The State allocates half a day per student. This does not cover long term absences due to lengthy medical leaves for long-term illnesses or for maternity leave where substitutes are paid at a higher rate.

4.

Operations/maintenance of seven (7) District facilities: This includes the local portion of the Songo Locks School modular which is partially subsidized by the State.

5.

Transportation: (includes special education transportation). This amount would encompass late buses, summer school, bus driver workshop days and our bus safety program which has been reduced.

6.

Special Education: This additional amount is partly due to year old student information, summer school, scheduling and reduced financial support at the Federal and State levels.

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Technology: This includes the District initiative to provide laptops to every student grades six (6) through twelve (12), make computer labs available at the K-5 grade level and to support technology integration into the core learning areas including, English, Math, Science and Social Studies.

Explanation: The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the District’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and local amounts raised for the annual payment on non-state funded debt service that will help achieve the District’s budget for educational programs. ARTICLES 16 AND 17 RAISE FUNDS FOR OTHER PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY THE SCHOOL BUDGET Article 16: Community Use Of Facilities: (Written ballot required). In addition to the amount in Article 15, shall Maine School Administrative District No. 61 raise $35,000 in additional local funds to keep District facilities open for community and other programs on Saturdays and school vacations, which sum exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services model by $35,000? The Board of School Directors recommends a “YES” vote for the following reasons: The cost to keep SAD 61 facilities open for community and other uses on Saturdays and school vacations is not included in the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding model. Explanation: The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the District’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and local amounts raised for the annual payment on non-state funded debt service that will help achieve the District’s budget for educational programs. Article 17: Food Service Program: Shall Maine School Administrative District No. 61 raise $35,000 in support of the Food Service Program? The Board of School Directors recommends a “YES” vote. ARTICLE 18 SUMMARIZES THE PROPOSED SCHOOL BUDGET Article 18: Total School Budget Summary: To see what sum Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will authorize the Board of School Directors to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012 from the District’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools. The Board of School Directors recommends $25,972,500. ARTICLE 19 RAISES FUNDS TO EXPEND FOR THE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM Article 19: To see if Maine School Administrative District No. 61 will appropriate $693,733 for adult education and raise $319,615 as the local share; with authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the well-being of the adult education program. The Board of School Directors recommends that the District raise $319,615. ARTICLE 20 AUTHORIZES THE SCHOOL BOARD TO EXPEND UNANTICIPATED REVENUE Article 20: Expenditure Of Unanticipated Revenues: Shall Maine School Administrative District No. 61 be authorized to expend such other sums as may be received from federal or state grants or programs or other sources during the fiscal year for school purposes provided that such grants, programs or other sources do not require the expenditure of other funds not previously appropriated? The Board of School Directors recommends a “YES” vote.


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Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

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

CHALMERS INSURANCE &

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Part of the Chalmers Group

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HELP WANTED

NURSE SUBSTITUTE — (RN, LPN, EMT) needed part time for camp Encore/Coda in Sweden. Daytime on 7/17 & 2 evenings during the week of 7/18. Contact James Saltman at 207-647-3947 or jamie@encorecoda.com tf24

Rt. 114, Naples, Maine

Now accepting job applications for the

MACHINIST/TOOL MAKER — Full-time position making models, tools, special equipment etc. Experience required. Send resume to: Dearborn Bortec Inc., P.O. Box 310, Fryeburg, ME 04037. 2t25

EXPERIENCED SAWYER — for a circular sawmill in Casco, Maine. Pay based on experience. Call 655-7520 or email redmill@fairpoint.net. 4t25 MUSICIANS — The local band REV is looking for a guitar player and drummer. Auditions held ASAP. Upcoming shows require committed players. Originals/Covers. Call Bill Peters at (207) 205-6755. 2t24x

WORK WANTED

EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44

Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion

Weekends and Holidays will be required throughout the season.

FIREWOOD — Please call Ron NAPLES — Long Lake condo with between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 647- boat slip, 2 bedrooms, 1½-baths with 5173. 15t16x washer/dryer, beach and tennis courts. Walking distance to town on Route LAWN MOWER — Push, 22” 35. $875 plus utilities. No pets, no rotary, runs excellent, 2 blades, $65 smoking. Furnished or unfurnished. OBO. 647-3895. 1t25x Available for 1 year starting 8/1. Call 4t23 CAMPER — Starcraft 21-foot travel 617-448-0693. trailer fold down ends, with power BRIDGTON — Furnished 1side slideout. Excellent condition, bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities $8,500 or best offer. Call Dave at included. $200 per week plus security 693-6859. tf25 deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 HILLTOP FIREWOOD — RAYMOND — Commercial space for Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call rent. Owner willing to accommodate for details, 890-9300. tf20 or divide for tenant for reasonable BRAND NEW DOCK SECTIONS rent. SOUTH PARIS: Great office — 4’-x-10’s and 6’-x-8’s, $180 each. space location, great for public (207) 595-6915. 1t25x access. All rents need application and security deposit and first month rent 1988 SYLVAN BOWRIDER — 19- when approved. Call Ralph at Lake foot power boat with 125 HP I/O, Country Property Rentals (207) 647with 4-cylinder engine in good shape 8093. Have clients for renting. Need with trailer. $2,500. 603-401-0720. owners for homes or apartments. 3-, 4t25x 2- and 1-bedroom units needed. tf19

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

Scott Bailey

Handyman 207-615-1689

HARRISON — All inclusive. $650 month, first plus deposit. No pets. Available July 1. Call 583-9965, leave message. 5t30x BRIDGTON — Studio apartment, recently remodeled, laundry on premises, gas heat, walking distance to town. Call Jerry 831-0368. 2t24x

CASCO — Completely furnished rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529, home 207-6271006. tf17 SOUTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, heat, hot water & electric included, sun deck. $635 unfurnished, $700 furnished. Security deposit required. 247-4707 or 232-9022. tf13

NAPLES — Clean 3-bedroom duplex, Route 35. No smoking, no pets. Screened porch. Laundry hookups. $1,000 per month includes heat. Security deposit required. Call 207-899-5052. tf23 NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment. Nice location includes heat. 617-272-6815. 4t23 BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom handicap-accessible apartment on Highland Lake. Tile bath and kitchen area. Use of private beach, coin laundry & fitness center. 3/4 mile to downtown. $750 includes all utilities, cable TV, trash. No smoking, no pets. 647-5301. tf24

Wales & Hamblen Building

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Full-Time 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

TOWN OF BRIDGTON

Always Free Consultations Fully-Insured

All applications must be received no later than June 30, 2011. The Town of Bridgton is an equal opportunity employer.

BRIDGTON INTOWN — Third floor efficiency. Neat, clean, bright & sunny. No smoking or pets. $525, includes heat, hot water, snow & trash removal. First, last & security. 6479090. tf19

BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Road, 3 acres, black top road with electricity, site cleared with driveway. View of Mt. Washington and other mountains. $33,000. 583-6695. tf23 NORWAY — Moose Hill Road, approx. 3 acres for sale by owner. Assessed by town at $25,000, sell for $8,500 cash sale. 207-650-5669. tf21

BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Road, 3.27 acres, well, black top NEW BRICK HOME — for road, mountain views, electricity. rent. Long-term rental. Energy- $27,000. 583-6695. tf23 efficient, 2 bedrooms, bright and BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, sunny. Hannaford, hospital & village amenities nearby. Plowing approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. & grounds maintenance included. Good developable land, mostly No pets/smokers. $850 month, call cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21 Brickwoods at 452-2441 FMI. tf22 NORWAY — Lot on cul-de-sac BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, sunny at Frost Homestead. Offers quiet apartments, $550 and up, plus utilities. setting, spectacular Mt. Washington No pets. Available immediately. Call views, and tennis courts. $95K. 207207-229-6749. 4t25 743-8703. www.Hmsite.com 1t25x BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated NAPLES — 100-plus acres of farmhouse. Four bedrooms, open land, Route 35. Trout brook, 2 very kitchen w/cathedral ceiling, 2 wood- large fields with 500-plus feet of burning stoves, 2 decks, attached barn. shore frontage on Long Lake with $595 week. Call 978-387-6640. tf20 restorable 3-story New England farmhouse and large barn, 2 wells FOR RENT — Two lovely properties and replaced septic system. Wooded on Moose Pond in Denmark, Maine. with acres of soft and hardwood June through October. Fully furnished trees, sunset views, clean title and and applianced. Rent both together up-to-date survey. For information or separately. A-frame on the water’s call Gary Bennett, 207-415-0078. edge: 2-bedrooms, 2-baths, on two 4t24x levels, sunny and charming, with deck WANTED overlooking the water. Dock, picnic area, grill. Unique, quaint interior. YOUR OLD OR UNUSED — Beach. $1,000 per week. Carriage leather jackets, chaps and vests for House with water views: 2-bedrooms, new consignment shop in Limerick, 1-bathroom, laundry. Modern, Maine. Call Dana at Secondhand beautiful, sunny, wood interior. New Biker, 207-793-3947. 7t20 kitchen, skylights, porch. Picnic area, LOOKING TO RENT — grill, beach access. $800 per week. E-mail: hucarlson@aol.com. No Professional couple looking to rent a smoking or pets. Pictures available home long-term in the Lakes Region, upon request. 7t19 3-bedroom with garage. 207-5958027. tf14 CASCO — 2-bedroom townhouse, BUSINESS SERVICES laundry on premises, gas heat, neat & clean, walking distance to beach. Call Jerry 831-0368. 2t24x HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call tf12 NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom 655-5963. apartment, short walk to public beach, no smoking, no pets, $425 per month D & D PROPERTY SERVICES plus first, last & security. 647-4436. — Lawn care, carpentry, painting tf20 interior & exterior, cleanups, light trucking. Free estimates. Call 452tf25 EAST FRYEBURG — Year round 2127 or 400-1040 (cell). new home. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, some furniture, garage, office, great COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION for family, and Fryeburg schools. 508- — & Handyman Services - Paint776-9330. 10t21x ing, landscaping, remodeling, decks, kitchens & baths, new homes. 40 SEBAGO, DOUGLAS HILL — years experience. Call Mike, 69313t14x area, 1-bedroom apartment, W&D, 5284. plowing, heat and electricity included. Non-smoker, first, last and security. HEMINGWAY CONTRACTING $700 a month. Call 415-4760 leave — Renovations, metal roofs, message. 4t24x doors and windows, painting, light carpentry, garages & sheds, drywall HARRISON — 2-bedroom, 2-bath repairs. Specializing in mobile mobile home with addition. Available homes. 20 years experience, fully July 1st. $650 + utilities + security insured. No job too small. 1-20716t24x deposit + references. 583-2879. 1t25 595-7123/207-743-0420.

Wallboard Specialist Residential / Commercial Repairs – New Ceilings 23 Years Experience Free estimates

260 Main Street, Bridgton, ME

1-Bedroom Loft ~ $600/mo. or $150/wk.

STUMP GRINDER FREE ESTIMATES Joe Edwards

583-6697

2-bedroom ~ $800/mo. H/HW, Frig, Stove, MWave Secure, 2nd Floor Entrances Subject to Employment Verification Security & Cleaning Deposit Required ___________________________

Cozy cottage on water’s edge Long Lake Bridgton available for rental July 23-30 & August 20-27. I bedroom with sleeping loft. Private beach & dock. Access to kayaks, canoe, sunfish and tennis court. $500.00 week. Call 207 583-6450 or email mailto:rhcrowell@yahoo.com 3T25CD

Wales & Hamblen Realty Trust 207.615.9398 Wales_Hamblen@yahoo.com

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*Applicants must have a valid Class A CDL, Medical Card, and clean driving record We offer competitive wages and a complete benefit package that includes: Health Insurance • 401 (K) • Uniforms Paid Holidays • Paid Vacations Qualified applicants should apply within at: 65 Bull Ring Road, Denmark, ME 207.452.2157

DELIVERY AVAILABLE!

ANTIQUES • USED FURNITURE

• Huge Selection of Costume Jewelry and Beads • Vintage Clothing • Sports Cards DRYING • Large Selection of Comic Books RACKS • Nice Assortment of 5 Sizes Antique Showcases –

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The Town of Bridgton is accepting applications for fulltime employment with the Parks Division, though the individual may be assigned within the Public Works Department. A current class B Operator’s License is preferred, but as a minimum the selected candidate must have a Maine vehicle operator’s license in addition to experience in landscape and grounds maintenance, plowing, and light equipment operations. Applications are available at the Town Offices and at the Town website www.bridgtonmaine.org.

DENMARK — Moose Pond 2bedroom, 1-bath, basement, lakeviews, K1 monitor, woodstove, washer/dryer. $850 month/$550 week. otismaine@ Yahoo.com or 207-452-8018. 2t24x

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Lakefront Cottage Rental

• Truck Driver with Experience Hauling Chip Trailer & Moving Equipment • Experienced Dump Truck Driver

Notice of Vacancy: Parks Division

FOR RENT

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Now Hiring

3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009

Mitchell A. Berkowitz Town Manager

BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apartment, recently renovated, laundry on premises, gas heat, walking distance to town. Call Jerry 831-0368. 2t24x

Maintenance Property management Seasonal property caretaking Renovation, consulting & design Decks/Patios Garage packages Gutter cleaning Roof Raking Weather stripping Water and weather damage Communications wiring Spring & Fall Cleanups

CNAs

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NAPLES — Clean 1-bedroom off Route 35. No smoking, no pets. Laundry on-site. Security deposit required. $600 per month includes heat & electric. Call 207-899-5052. tf23

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Positions Available:

E.O.E.

BRIDGTON — Nice large 2-bedroom apartment. Close to downtown, fantastic views of Pleasant Mountain. 2nd floor, W/D hookup. Includes heat, electric, hot water, central air and WiFi. $1,000 per month plus security deposit. No smoking inside. 647-8900. 4t25x

Complete residential services including:

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

Contact Paula Lowell, RN/DNS at 892-2261.

HARRISON — $395. 1-bedroom apartment. Neat, clean, 1 person only. No pets, non-smoker. Includes heat & electric. 207-415-9166. tf21

scottbaileyhandyman@hotmail.com

Ledgewood Manor Healthcare

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FOR RENT

LAWN & FIELD MOWING — York raking, road & driveway repair, PLEASE CONSIDER – donating tree work. Call Wendell Scribner at your leftover garage sale items and 583-4202. 10t23x your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal SEMI-RETIRED — contractor look- Shelter. For more information, call ing for electrical and plumbing work. 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 Please call 647-8026. tf25 SCREENED LOAM — Please call PAINTING JOBS WANTED — 35 Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 24t16x years experience, free estimates, ex- 647-5173. cellent references. If you want the job WANTED TO BUY done right, call Henry, 647-3018. 4t23x FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS GOTCHA COVERED PAINTING — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing tf43 — Interior, exterior, deck refinishing, Post. 207-647-8163. power washing. Serving the Lakes VEHI­CLES FOR SALE Region for over 15 years. Free estimates. Kevin, 693-3684. 14t13x 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY — 4-door, 6-cylinder, auto, sunroof, 180K, runs DAY CARE great, nice car, we just have too many. $1,400 firm. 207-595-6915. 1t25x MS. DEE-DEE DAYCARE — and preschool has opening. For more in- ‘87 FORD LTL 9000 — Tri-axle formation call 583-4512. 2t24x dump truck with 310 cat. And a 8LL transmission. Comes with brand new FOR SALE tarp system. Road ready. Call Ed at 1-207-647-2870 evenings. 4t25x $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x JESUS IS LORD – new and used 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, auto parts. National locator. Most Windham, 893-0339. tf46 parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, 207-647-5477. tf30 trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing FOR RENT Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom FIREWOOD — Green, $190 cut, apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus split & delivered. Dry, $230 cut, split references and security. JPD & delivered. Softwood, $140 cord, Properties, 310-0693. tf2 cut, split & delivered. Call Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. 10t23x HARRISON — Rooms in warm cape on back lot 5 years. W/D. Good SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — neighbors. Smokers + pets allowed. Logger and heat with carbon neutral $420/room or $813 buy. 233-5033. wood or wood pellets. Purchase a 1t25x Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace COMMERCIAL BUILDING — on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603-447-2282. 13t14x South High Street location available. New, attractive 1,600 square foot GOING OUT OF BUSINESS — space. Energy efficient, gas heat & A/ Sale. Jerry’s Sport Shop in Denmark. C. Great signage and parking. $1,450 20%-50% off. Gun, ammo, rods, per month. Call 207-890-9192. tf24 reels, camping, reloading presses, super cheap. Open 7 days. 452-2320. COMMERCIAL SPACE — for 5t24x lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. 302 frontage. Call for details, 6474465. tf46

Golf Shop Please call Bob Caron at 693.6424 or stop by to fill out an application.

FOR SALE

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

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all different sizes, a few modern & towers

Open Daily 10am to 5pm or by appt. • 207-693-6550 679 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055 (next to Naples Shopping Center)

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES SUMMER BEACH CARETAKERS

The Town of Naples is offering an exciting opportunity to the successful candidate(s) to spend the Summer on the Town Beach property in Naples, Maine. The Town is looking for caretakers for its public beach property.

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In exchange for the duties required as part of this position, the host family(ies) is(are) required to maintain and keep up the entire Town Beach and Boat Launch areas. No rent will be charged and no compensation will be paid, for the approximate average of 20 hours per week of labor. The Town will, however, provide a campsite with water, electricity, and a sewer hookup as compensation for the duties included as part of this position. The successful candidate(s) shall be the owners or renters of a motor home unit that is in good repair and appearance. Please visit the Town of Naples website at www.townofnaples.org and look for link entitled “Caretakers of Kent’s Landing Town Beach and Boat Launch” for a detailed list of duties to be performed as part of this position, or call the Naples Town Office at 207-693-6364 with any questions or the list of duties. 3T23CD

Responsible for the day-to-day administrative management of the Academic Office. In addition, this person will also act as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty and the Academic Records Manager. This is a twelve-month, hourly position with full benefits. Very strong organizational skills. Excellent computer skills with in-depth experience with spreadsheet and database software, management and reporting. An understanding of independent school culture, or a willingness to work toward that understanding. Warmth, patience, tact, and a sense of humor. Qualified applicants are encouraged to email a letter of interest and resume, by July 1, to Deb Kutasi, Human Resources Manager at dkutasi@bridgtonacademy.org For a complete job description and further information about Bridgton Academy, please visit our website at www.bridgtonacademy.org 1T25CD


Classifieds BUSINESS SERVICES

J.C. HURD BUILDERS — Custom homes & additions. caretaking, snowplowing, removal and sanding, commercial & residential. 207-8096127. tf35

BOAT MD — All boat makes and models motor repair. Boat detailing. Accessory repair/replacement. Trailer service. Wholesale ATV & motorcycle parts. 207-925-1177 chaplin2849@ roadrunner.com. 7t24x DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 35 yrs. ex­pe­ri­ ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf31

Opinions

June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

Governor’s weekly address

YARD SALES

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE — Toys, clothing, tools, jewelry, books, household items, collectibles & more. By Governor Paul LePage Maine can do better and this One day only. Saturday, June 25th. 8 More than 13,000 Maine Administration is acknowledga.m. to 2 p.m. 328 Main St., Bridgton, just past Food City. 2t24 seniors have graduated from ing the change that needs to YARD SALE — 117 North Bridgton Road, next door to North Bridgton Library. Saturday and Sunday, 8 to 1, something for everyone. 1t25x GARAGE SALE — Antiques, glassware, linens, prints, furniture and lots more. Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Rte. 37, 563 N. Bridgton Rd. 1t25x

YARD SALE — June 25th, 8 to 1, 39 Waterford Road, Harrison. Three NATURALLY NICE — Landscap- families. You might find a treasure. ing. Cleanups, mowing, rototilling, No early birds. 1t25x shrubs trimmed. Free estimates. Call Tony, 647-2458. 4t23x YARD SALE — Saturday, 9 to 1, 127 Hio Ridge Road, Denmark. Antiques, B & L ROOFING — 20 years expe- boats, household goods and more. rience, fully insured. New roofs and 1t23x repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20

LOST

YARD SALES

COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET — Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Sundays 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Antiques, collectibles, tools and general merchandise. Inside & outside spaces available. For information call 603-447-2679. 4t23x GARAGE SALE ­— at 12 Mt. Henry Road, Bridgton, Fridays & Saturdays. Large variety, something for everyone. 7t24

MISSING DOG — Black/white/tan 70-lb. bernese mountain dog missing since June 16. Last seen on Malcolm Road south off of Pond Road in Bridgton. Very shy, but sweet girl. Has seizures and needs her medication. Reward if found. Any information please call 518-573-6885 or 207-4166400. 1t25x

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Many brand-name drugs were launched in the 1990s, a golden age for the pharmaceutical industry when breakthrough treatments for some of the most chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension became available. But these expensive medications also have been blamed for a spike in health care costs. And their price has made them prohibitive for many Americans. Last week, I listed some of the brand name drugs that will lose their patent protection in 2011 and 2012. Analysts note that drug companies typically find ways to fend off generic competition for as long as possible. There’s the widespread tactic of creating “patent extenders,” which involves slightly altering

a brand-name drug by developing extended-release versions or prescriptions that require different dosages. Some also try to protect their patents by taking makers of generic drugs to court, which can delay the release of cheaper copies by months. Even so, there will be generic competition in the months ahead and Medicare beneficiaries should periodically ask their pharmacist or physician if and when generics will be available for brands that they take. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare Advocate.

Paying TOP DOLLAR

high school this spring. Graduates are entering into a new chapter of their lives. And it’s an exciting time for our young people. Many of these students will continue their education at a public university or community college. Sixty-five percent of Maine graduates enrolled last year in some form of post-secondary education. What I’m most concerned about, however, is the fact that a quarter of those students who went on to a public university in Maine required a remedial course to catch them up to a level where they should have been when they graduated high school. This is unacceptable.

TOWN OF CASCO PUBLIC HEARING JUNE 28, 2011 CASCO COMMUNITY CENTER 7:30 P.M. The Selectboard will hold a public hearing at the Casco Community Center on June 28, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., to review an application for a catering only liquor license for Sheila and Merrill Rollins, doing business as Fine Kettle of Fish LLC, located at 50 Marina Road, South Casco, Maine. 1T25 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES PLANNING BOARD The Naples Board of Appeals will meet on June 28th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. A modification of a Notice of Decision for a lot setback reduction for property located at 47 Liberty Road and shown on Naples Tax Map U43, Lot 34, submitted by Paul and Bernadette Flood. 1T25 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES PLANNING BOARD The Naples Planning Board will meet on July 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. An Application for an Aquatic Structure for property located at 60 Camp Takajo Road and shown on Naples Tax Map U47, Lot 11, submitted by Jeff Konigsberg. Public welcome. 2T25

CASCO/NAPLES BULKY WASTE Casco/Naples Transfer Station TFCD

CASCO/NAPLES RESIDENTS ALL RESIDENTS WILL NEED THE NEW VEHICLE WINDOW PERMIT ADHERED TO WINDOW TO USE THE TRANSFER STATION; AND THE NEW (2011–2012) BULKY WASTE COUPONS TO USE THE BULKY WASTE FACILITY STARTING JULY 1, 2011. 4T24

MARK of all TRADES Enjoy your vacation, let me get it done for you.

(Bark Mulch, Loam, Stone, Sand, etc.)

• Camp Clean-Ups & More! •Fully Insured

TOWN OF RAYMOND SEEKS MEMBERS FOR NEW COMMITTEE

MARK of all TRADES

Call Mark for Free Estimate: (207) 409-9583

DENMARK SELF-STORAGE

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•Docks (Installed, Removed and/or Repaired) •Caretaking & Property Maintenance •Irrigation Systems & Landscaping

At Town Meeting on June 8, 2011, the Town of Raymond voted to establish a Road Improvement Study Committee. The purpose of the committee would be to evaluate the current condition of Raymond’s public road system and to make recommendations for financial strategies to achieve necessary capital improvement work. The committee would investigate the use of long- and short-term construction bonds, annual Capital Improvement funding, and any other funding mechanisms available. Individuals from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Town is also looking for individuals to fill vacancies on the Planning Board and Board of Assessment Review. For more information on how to apply see: Louise Lester, Town Clerk, Raymond Town Office, 401 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond, ME 04071, or call 655-4742x21. 3T25

10' x 10' Unit $50.00 per month

BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing on June 27th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Buildings. On the agenda: An Application for a Street Vendor Permit Application, submitted by the Naples Lions Club. 2T24

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PORTLAND — Bruce William Steeves, 70, passed away on June 8, 2011. He was born in Somerville, Mass., on Jan. 19, 1941, the son of Ruth E. and E. Clayton Steeves. Bruce graduated from Acton Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Mass. He had a long and successful career with John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston. Bruce was a very creative person and enjoyed painting, traveling and gardening. He and his partner, James Stevens, lived in the Back Bay section of Boston and lovingly restored their old home on Fayette Street. Bruce loved Boston and all it had to offer. His move to Portland was a difficult decision, but it brought him closer to family members and he enjoyed getting together with all of them. Bruce was predeceased by his parents; his beloved and much missed life partner, James Stevens, after a relationship that lasted 43 years; and his brother, Earl C. Steeves. He is survived by his sister, Priscilla Payne of Windham; a brother, David Steeves of Casco; seven nieces and nephews; as well as greatgrandnephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held in the Bigelow Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Mass. Arrangements are by Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. To offer words of condolence, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at www.independentdeathcare.com In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to his church, which played a meaningful role in his life: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116-2882.

LEWISTON — Scott Alan Thurston, 49, of Poland passed away unexpectedly June 15, 2011 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. He was born in Norway, March 30, 1962, the son of Ray Thurston Sr. and Helen (Kelly) Fairbrother. Although he was uneducated, he was a master carpenter, a fantastic mechanic and a superb electrician. He was a very talented man and would help anyone in need. Scott loved to party and was always looking for a good time somewhere. Scott was also very loyal to his family and friends and whenever he saw a need he did his best to fulfill it. Scott will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his brother, Ray Thurston Jr. of Poland; his father, Ray Thurston Sr., and stepmother, Cindy, of Waterford; his mother, Helen Fairbrother of Poland; his half brothers, Stephen and Stanley; his half sisters, Holly, Iris, Rose and Grace; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his half sister, Robin. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the home of his brother, Ray Thurston Jr., 4 Klondike Road, Poland. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus. Arrangements under the care of Dostie Funeral Home, Lewiston.

NAPLES — Raymond C. Coulombe, 81, died on June 19, 2011 at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born Oct. 10, 1929 in Lewiston the son of Charles and Yvonne (Boucher) Coulombe. Raymond was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. He worked for many years as a Signalman for the Boston and Maine Railroad, retiring Dec. 20, 1996. He was a member of the American Legion in Naples and the V.F.W. in Somersworth. In his free time, Raymond enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, collecting timepieces and going shopping. He was the widower of Rita (Fortier) Coulombe who died Jan. 12, 2005 Members of his family include his sons, David of Naples, Ronald of Bridgton and Bruce of Newfield; a daughter, Deborah Rand of Naples; sisters Louise Gerard of Tenn. and Doris; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Karen Crawford and his brothers, George and Louis. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Bernier Funeral Home, 49 South Street, Somersworth, N.H. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church, 25 Sawmill Hill Road, Berwick. Burial will be in New Town Cemetery, Rollinsford, N.H. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Edward J. Gallagher Jr. OTISFIELD — Edward J. Gallagher Jr., 86, of Otisfield and Homosassa, Fla., and formerly of Squantum, Mass., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born on Feb. 28, 1925, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Edward J. Gallagher Sr. and Lucie Mae Shay Gallagher of Wollaston, Mass. Ed was always in perpetual motion, with limitless interests. He graduated from North Quincy High School, Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Northeastern University with an Engineering degree. He served in the U.S. Navy, for a time in California where he met and married Jane (Rau). He worked as an engineer for Shell Oil Company for many years. After retiring from Shell, he started his own business, Vaultec, and continued as an engineering consultant after he sold the business. An avid lifetime sailor, Ed was past commodore of Squantum Yacht Club and sailed in countless races in Marblehead and Quincy Bay events with his father, brothers and children. He pursued a never-ending variety of activities including fishing, skiing, and golfing and was forever messing around in boats. He spent his last 42 special years just enjoying all that Thompson Lake offered. He was active in the Thompson Lake and Wacipi Pines Associations. He was a lifetime builder and all around fix-it guy. He loved to keep his mind active by surfing the Internet on his computer for information about health and investments. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Ed gathered friends. Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Jane; and was a loving father to his four children, Edward Gallagher III of Hanover, N.H., Janet Gallagher of Wrentham, Mass., Karen Suski of Fiskdale, Mass., and Anne Gallagher of Squantum, Mass.; five grandchildren; his brother, Robert Gallagher of Fryeburg; four nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Gallagher. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Paris Street, Norway. Family and friends are invited to gather in Ed’s memory from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Smilin’ Moose Publyk House and Tavern, 10 Market Square, South Paris. Private burial at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www. chandlerfunerals.com In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

John D. Kimble NORWAY — John Douglas Kimble, 68, passed away in his sleep at camp on Sand Pond in Norway, a place he held dear in his heart. It was at camp that he had his fondest memories from childhood to raising his children. He spent his summers leisurely paddling around the lake in his canoe, talking with neighbors and enjoying the occasional company of his friends and family, sharing a beer and watching the sunset from the dock. He would often read two or three books in a week. He was a man with very little material desire, a deep love for his family, and a willingness to help others. He was born in Bath and raised in Rumford, the eldest son of John Robert Kimble and E. Barbara Mattor Kimble. He attended The University of Maine in Orono, majoring in civil engineering, leaving to join the Army during the Vietnam War. Upon returning from Vietnam he completed his degree and then worked in the surveying field in various capacities, most recently working for Sebago Technics of Westbrook for the past thirteen years, where he was well-liked and highly-respected. John was an avid believer in the Maine lifestyle. He enjoyed hard work, taking care of projects and tackling business as needed. He was a man with many talents. He easily made friends, with his Maine sense of humor and his stoic character. He was a proud father and grandfather. John will be dearly missed by his two sons, Nathan Wesley and family of Portland, and John Michael and family of Newry. He also leaves behind three brothers, their families and one sister: Daniel Earl of Fayette, William Robert of Haynes City, Fla., Andrew Charles of Somersworth, N.H. and Ellen Frances of Glen, N.H., an uncle Arthur Mattor of Danbury, Conn., former wife Sue Mahan of Portland, and many cousins, nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com A celebration of his life will be held at the Walker Memorial Hall on Highland Road in Bridgton, Maine (past the Highland Lake Country Club on the right) on Sunday, June 26th from 2 to 4 p.m. A private ceremony will be held at the family camp afterward. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lakes Association of Norway, Maine or the United Way. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

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Catherine A. Flaherty PORTLAND — Catherine A. Flaherty, 84, passed away peacefully with her loving daughters, Luana Frost and Kathy Smith and her grandson, Wayne Adams by her side. Cathy was born in Sebago Lake on Aug. 2, 1926, and was the daughter of Rose Sanborn Thomas and Alden Thomas Sr. Cathy went to Sebago area schools and worked for many years at Fairchild Semiconductor before retiring. Her passions were her three grandchildren and her four great-grandchildren. She loved them with all of her heart. She loved to walk with her loving husband, John Flaherty, who passed away on March 24, 2010. They had been married for 48 years and on Nov. 18, 2011, they will be able to celebrate their 50th anniversary together in Heaven. Cathy loved the Statler Brothers and was always listening to them; Lew DeWitt was her favorite. She also loved her scratch tickets and playing the slot machines as she made many trips to Foxwoods and Atlantic City. If there were a place to go fishing, she would want to do it. She was always smiling and laughing. She is survived by daughters, Luana Frost of Valrico, Fla. and Kathy Smith of Portland; several nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. She loved them all very much. She was predeceased by all of her siblings: Alden Jr., Donald, Ted, Olin, Clarence, Jimmy, Mary, Eunice, Evelyn and Margaret; and their loving parents, Rose and Alden Thomas Sr. Now the circle is unbroken! A celebration of Cathy’s life was held at the Embassy Hotel near the Portland Jetport on Saturday. Arrangements are under the guidance of Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Avenue in Portland. To offer words of condolence to the family, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at www.independentdeathcare.com

Josephine B. Buzzell MARYVILLE, TENN. — Josephine “Jo” Belden Buzzell of Fryeburg and Alcoa, Tenn., passed away on June 16, 2011. She was born July 23, 1925, in Winthrop. She graduated from Winthrop High School and worked in the Maine State House until her marriage to Donald Buzzell, when she moved to Fryeburg. She worked at Western Maine Forest Nursery for about 30 years. She was a secretary in the livestock office at Fryeburg Fair for many years. Jo was a member of various area historical societies. She attended Bradley Memorial Church in Fryeburg Harbor and First United Methodist Church of Alcoa in Alcoa, Tenn. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Hitchcock of Maryville, Tenn.; two grandsons; a sister, Ethel Maxim; a brother, Walter of Winthrop; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Phyllis (Burr) Belden; her husband, Donald Buzzell; sisters, Frances Grant, Gertrude Fish, and Sylvia Jones; and a brother, Stephen Belden Jr. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Fryeburg Volunteer Fire Department or Fryeburg Rescue Unit, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or Bradley United Methodist Church in North Fryeburg, or to Alcoa First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 617 Gilbert St., Alcoa, TN 37701. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.

Marjorie N. Towne WINDHAM — Marjorie N. Towne, 89, of Bridgton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at the Ledgewood Manor. She was born in West Forks on Feb. 16, 1922, the daughter of Bert Edwin and Marion Irene Merrill Morris, one of seven children. She had been employed as a supervisor for a greeting card company and had done piece work on computer parts in Dorchester, Mass. before retiring and moving to Bridgton. She married Willard M. Towne; he passed away in 1993. She is survived by three sisters, Mary Knowles of Hudson, Fla., Kathleen Schaufelberg of Skowhegan, and Muriel Morris of Hudson, Fla.; two brothers, Gerald Morris of Manchester, N.H. and George Morris of Skowhegan; a sister-in-law, Delia Towne Kilborn of St. Cloud, Fla.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Jeannette Hemmer. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at the South Bridgton Cemetery in Bridgton. Arrangements are under the direction of Raymond-Wentworth/Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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John A. Curtis SOUTHPORT — John Alden Curtis, 74, of Southport died peacefully at home on June 14, 2011. He was born on May 11, 1937 in Boston, Mass. to John Alden Curtis, Sr. and Evelyn Rolfe Curtis. While growing up in Maine and Massachusetts, John and his family lived for a time with his grandparents H.C. (Cliff) Rolfe and Grace Park Rolfe of Rumford, and George A. Curtis and Mary (May) Simmons Curtis of Pittsfield, Mass. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army in Freiberg, Germany from 1956 to 1958 and in the Reserves until 1962. John thoroughly enjoyed developing imaginative improvements to common problems. During his tour of duty in Germany, John drove a Jeep for a Major. Winter maneuvers were bone chilling and leftover WWII rations eaten cold were unappealing. John rigged up a device that used heat from the exhaust manifold to warm the rations making them a bit more palatable. He earned a bachelor’s of Science degree and a master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of New Hampshire. In 1963, he began his 25-year career in business administration in secondary and collegiate institutions, which included Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of New Hampshire, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, New Hampton School, Foxcroft School, and Putney School. In 1963, he married Karen Goodridge of Camden. Together they had three children, Jeffrey Alden Curtis, Daniel Rolfe Curtis and Jennifer Curtis. John was a very loving, giving and patient person and his family meant everything to him. To his grandchildren he was “grandpa fix-it.” One of his grandchildren bought an anemic squirt gun at the firemen’s auction that grandpa offered to work on over the winter. By springtime, the squirt gun was not only fixed, it was improved to the point that it shot water 30 feet. John was always an active volunteer in both his personal and professional communities. He served as president of the Business Associates of the Independent School Association of Northern New England and was a member of the Financial Officers Group of Virginia. In addition, he served on several community committees and associations over the years including chairman of the Solid Waste Disposal Committee in Lee N.H., and the Newfound (NH) Area Nursing Association. John loved music and singing. All his life, he sang in the choirs of the churches to which he belonged. Upon his retirement to Southport in 1987, John continued to be an active volunteer and community member. He was active in the Seaside Masonic Lodge and served on the Southport Cemetery Committee, and on the board of trustees of the Southport Methodist Church. John worked on the annual auction with his fellow Southport firefighters, and his tuba was unmistakable in the alumnae community band concerts and parades. In addition to his wife of 47 years Karen, John will be missed and his memory cherished by his three children, Jeffrey A.F. Curtis of Dunstable Mass., Daniel R. Curtis of Creedmoor, N.C. and Jennifer C. Heil of Westford, Mass.; four grandchildren; two brothers, James R. Curtis of Bridgton and Peter F. Curtis of Yarmouth; two cousins; and numerThe Bridgton News ous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Friday, June 17 at the Southport Methodist Church. Interment was at Decker Cemetery in Southport.

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SCARBOROUGH — Maurice C. Harmon, 67, formerly of Standish, and Epsom, N.H., died peacefully on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough. Born in Standish on Aug. 6, 1943, he was a son of Clarence and Jeannette Cushman Harmon. Maurice spent most of his life in Standish. With four years in the Army, his favorite place to be stationed was Korea. He had worked for Merrill Transport, Kris Way Truck Leasing and Wayne Wright Potato and Farm. Maurice enjoyed racing, camping and fishing. He was predeceased by his parents, as well as three of his siblings, Dorothy Parker, Ethel Strout and Ruth Bresette. Members of his family surviving him include a son, Randy Harmon of Buxton, two daughters, Barbie-Jo Vining of Cumberland and Angie Harmon of Atlanta, Ga., another son, Kevin Tedford of Westbrook; one granddaughter; two grandsons; five siblings, Evelyn Shaw of Sebago Lake, Patricia Bresette of Lovell, Clarence Harmon of Sebago Lake, Lorraine Henderson of Portland, Rita Graham of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Malcolm Harmon of Baldwin; and several nieces and nephews. There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011, at Friendship Cemetery, Richville Road, Standish. A loving and caring friend, Helda Carver, of Steep Falls will officiate. Arrangements are by Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. Online condolences may be left at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

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LD 1376: Preserving the integrity of elections By Charles E. Summers, Jr., Secretary of State There has been a lot of discussion about LD 1376, “An Act To Preserve the Integrity of the Voter Registration and Election Process.” This law, which was recently enacted by the 125th Maine Legislature, moves the voter registration deadline back just two business days to 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to Election Day. As many municipalities cannot afford to hire additional help to assist with elections, this important and necessary measure will reduce the stress on the municipal clerks by giving them more time to prepare. It is a moderate change that will help to further instill confidence in Maine’s elections.

With the passing of LD 1376, Maine joins 42 other states that also have voter registration deadlines (five of which rank in the top 10 for voting turnout in the nation). Even by adjusting the registration deadline by a modest two business days Maine is still one of the most progressive states regarding election laws (in New York voter registration closes an entire month prior to Election Day and in Massachusetts the deadline is 20 days before all elections). Maine has consistently ranked highly in voter turnout compared to Maine’s voting age population. This was true even before the 1973 enactment of Election-Day voter registraELECTION, Page 11D

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(Continued from Page D) In the June 16 column, he confounds his problems with Obama with his problems with FDR. I think he is too hard on Obama and too soft on his predecessors of the past 30 years (and the congresses over that period, and the governments of quite a few other countries) who managed to set up the current situation, but my main reason for writing is that he thinks FDR was a Keynesian (or at least that his policies were).  As a history teacher, he should know better, at least if he has a clear idea of what being a Keynesian means.  Without going into a long technical discussion, some New Deal policies were Keynesian (increased government spending of many kinds) some were the opposite (increased taxes in a depression is NOT a Keynesian recommendation — quite the contrary) and for some Keynesian theory was quite irrelevant. One of the biggest New Deal policies was embodied in the National

Industrial Recovery Act. It was basically fascist (in the original sense of the term, not the current use as an insult).  It involved putting most businesses into cartels jointly with labor unions to control (and raise) prices and wages.  Nothing to do with Keynes, and fortunately voided by the Supreme Court — constitutional issues aside it would have made the depression even worse.  The actual mechanics of the 1930s depression are still controversial among economists and historians but it is quite clear that Keynes and his ideas had very little influence on U.S. policy at least until the very late 1930s, just as WWII was working up.  FDR followed the old advice, “If you don’t know what to do, do anything” and did many things — sometimes contradictory. But please don’t blame John Maynard Keynes. Neil Garston Prof. Emeritus, Economics and Statistics California State University, Los Angeles

SPECIAL FLAG DAY — A very special flag was recently raised over the Veterans’ Memorial on the Casco Village Green. The American flag was sent to Casco by Jeff York, with his request that it be flown over the Memorial on Flag Day, 2011. Jeff is the son of Wayne York and Gloria Darnley, and a graduate of Lake Region High School. He is a medevac helicopter pilot in Afghanistan, and the flag was flown from the chopper when Jeff flew missions.

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(Continued from Page D) and subcontracting that will take place. The bill ultimately passed the full House by a vote of 411-5. Unfortunately, not all spending bills are as bipartisan and well planned out. That was evident recently when on June 16 the House barely managed to pass the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Appropriations Act. The vote on this bill ended up being almost evenly split: 217-203. It received bipartisan opposition, because it made some head-scratching decisions. For example, the bill slashes funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This may sound like an obscure agency, but its responsibilities impact the budgets of nearly all Mainers. The CFTC is charged with policing price speculation in commodities, futures, and derivatives markets and implementing common-sense Wall Street reforms to prevent another financial crisis. With Wall Street speculation helping to fuel the spike in gas prices, this is absolutely the wrong time to take our federal cops off the beat. The CFTC needs adequate resources to oversee the oil markets and rein in abuses when they’re found. But, I wish that was as bad

as this bill’s priorities got. Unfortunately, the underlying bill includes harmful cuts to many programs that will have an impact in Maine, including devastating cuts to the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC). Because of these cuts, WIC is estimated to turn away approximately 600 to 1,000 eligible low-income women and young children in Maine next year. The bill also eliminates the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). The USDA has approved nearly 400 contracts for biomass delivery to Maine biomass conversion facilities, paying nearly $35 million in federal matching payments in BCAP’s first two years. This program has helped boost the adoption of this critical, homegrown source of clean energy in Maine. In addition, the bill cuts by 14% important agricultural research funding for crops like blueberries and potatoes, which are so important to Maine’s economy. This cut could also directly affect up to seven research and educational jobs at the University of Maine. In the final analysis, it was clear that this bill would set back Maine clean energy gains, prevent woman and children in our state from getting the help they need, and cut back

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annual appropriations bills, it is my hope that the remaining bills are more thoughtful and bipartisan. Members of Congress are elected to represent the priorities of their constituents. It’s time the bills we pass reflect those too.

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(Continued from Page D) the understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM education. Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain our industrial base. The foundation of innovation is based on a solid knowledge in math, science and engineering. This week, I signed a bill that creates a STEM Council. Their job will be to develop strategies for enhancing and promoting STEM education both in and out of school. I’ve also given my signature to another important bill that requires teaching civics to our students. Our lessons in the classroom about history, economics, literature, and other subjects do enhance students’ understanding of government and politics, however, they cannot replace sustained, systematic attention to civics education. We should expect our young people to be engaged citizens and many are, but we can do

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HARRISON — Robert E. Butler, 85, of Ryefield Bridge Road, died June 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Otisfield, on May 16, 1926, the son of Joseph and Edith (McCaully) Butler. Bob attended Oxford Schools and graduated from Oxford High School. He was one of eight graduates at his 50th Reunion that were able to attend. He, along with his brother Chuck, joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific as a signalman. He was employed by “Ma Bell” for many years, working out of Rumford, South Portland, Westbrook, and retired from the Harrison Office. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed playing cribbage and gardening. He was a member of the Crooked River Masonic Lodge, Kora Shrine and the Telephone Pioneers. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou (Weatherbee) of Harrison, and her daughters, Donna and Susan Weatherbee, Patty Grassi, Cindy Downs and their children. Bob is also survived by his daughter, Rebecca Laliberte, and her daughter, Lauriane, both of Greene; and his sister Marilyn of Florida. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, June 24 at 3 p.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery in Otisfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to Maine’s Youth Fish and Game Association, Chapter #1, P.O. Box 337, Stillwater, ME 04489-0337. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St, Rte. 26, Oxford, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

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ATTORNEYS Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

AUTO REPAIR Naples Auto Repair Auto & motorcycle inspections Lawn mower repairs M-F 8-5, Sat. by appt. 693-6770

CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675 Rick Lewis Property Surveillance Seasonal and Year Round Bridgton 207-415-4476

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling www.bobguy@myfairpoint.net Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Northern Extremes Carpentry Custom Decks – Additions Remodeling – Free Estimates Log Hunting and Fishing Camps Insured Bridgton 647-5028 McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

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

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096 Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101 McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

COMPUTERS Backwoods Computer Consulting Virus recovery/data recovery/web sites Plus more Tim Haight 693-4580 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

CONCRETE Concrete Works Slabs, floors, block work Custom forming & finishes Masonry repairs Bill@409-6221

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRANE SERVICE Bill O’Brien Inc. Crane Service Hourly rates 838-7903

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

DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted 207-647-4125 email: info@bdhc.me

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

ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Bouchard Electric Co. Mike Bouchard – Master Electrician Generators All types of wiring Lakes Region 583-9009 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

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J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940 J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Foundations – Frost Walls Free estimates – Fully insured Call 928-3561 www.jjonesconstruction.com

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

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

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

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

McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151

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PAINTING CONTRACTORS Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571

Newhall Construction Blown-in insulation Air-sealing – BPI trained Shawn 743-6379

George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245

Western Me. Insulation Co. Blown-in or Rolled – 28 yrs. exp. Free estimates – Fully insured 693-3585 – 7 days-a-week

Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684

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

KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804

Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

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

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

Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595

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###### 12 STEP MEETINGS BRIDGTON Monday through Friday — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St. O/D Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Tuesday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High Street. Thursday — Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302. CASCO Monday through Saturday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Thursday — Alcoholics Anonymous, Ladies StepMeeting, 7 to 8 p.m., beginners welcome. Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco.

Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 tbconcrete@myfairpoint.net

Fryeburg Family Dental HAIRDRESSERS Preventative Dental Hygiene Services Victoria’s Hairitage 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 207-256-7606 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com One Beavercreek Farm Rd (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Mountain View Dentistry Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist Dr. Leslie A. Elston 647-8355 Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628 HEATING MountainViewDentistryMaine.com

McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 30 years exp. in Lakes Region 647-3664 Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 www.mciverelectric.net Sweden Rd. Bridgton R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor Jeff Hadley Builder 24 hour Emergency Service New homes, remodels, additions Residential & Commercial Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 Kitchens, tile & wood floors Fully insured – free estimates David K. Moynihan 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Master Electrician J. Jones Construction Services Inc. New Construction – Remodeling Roofing – Siding – Decks – Docks Free Estimates – Fully Insured Call 928-3561 www.jjonesconstruction.com

Tuesdays, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. FRYEBURG — Food Pantry, Fryeburg Assembly of God, by appointment, 8 Drift Rd. FMI: 935-3129. NAPLES — Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green. RAYMOND — Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-5830. SEBAGO — Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. STANDISH — Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. SWEDEN — Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 909-2086377, 256-7380.

LANDSCAPING Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscaping Organic gardening, design/maintenance Creative stonework, property watch 207-693-6646 www.clementbros.com

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

PET GROOMING Dawg Gone Gorgeous Small dog grooming & boarding 85 Roosevelt Tr., Naples, Me 04055 www.suej-59@hotmail.com 693-4933

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

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

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

Sunday — Al Anon Family Groups, 6:30 p.m. Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), So. Casco. HARRISON Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Road. NAPLES Thursday — Al Anon, 7:30 p.m. Beginners Meeting, 8 p.m. Open Meeting, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green, side door entrance down stairs. NO. CONWAY, N.H. Wednesday — Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. Friday — Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. WATERFORD Thursday — Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., library. REAL ESTATE Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

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

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

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

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

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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June 23, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page 11D

Governor signs Turnpike bill

member of the Turnpike Board of Directors at the same ceremony, will complement the efforts by Director Mills to achieve the level of integrity that is needed to sustain the Authority moving forward. “The Maine Turnpike Authority has the potential to be a great resource to the people of Maine — supporting the economy and the creation of jobs — these reforms and this nomination will assist it in achieving that potential,” Governor LePage said. The Authority is managed by a board of seven members. Except for the member from the Department of Transportation who serves ex officio, all members are appointed by the governor. Judge Wathen received unanimous approval this week from both the Maine Senate and Joint Standing Committee on Transportation. Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Cebra praised the governor for his recent appointments to the MTA. “The governor has made two great selections which are indications of the Administration’s commitment to fix major problems that were identified with the Maine Turnpike Authority. The financial debacle discovered within the Authority needed to be addressed immediately and Governor LePage has done that,” said Rep. Cebra. “The signing of LD 1538 represents a new start that will help restore trust to the Authority that was lost from Maine people.”

Election integrity

(Continued from Page D) tion. From 1960 to 1972, voter turnout in Maine for presidential elections ranged between 60.27% (1972) and 71.73% (1960). After 1973, voter turnout ranged from 62.15% (1988) to 72.91% (1992). It is clear that same-day registration has not had a significant effect on voter turnout in Maine. The 1990 enactment of the Motor Voter Law, allowing people to register to vote at Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations, has had a much more significant effect on voter turnout. There are many fears that senior citizens, college students, people who have moved, and voters who are disabled, have demanding work schedules, are raising children, or are otherwise unable to make it to the registrar by the preceding Thursday will be disenfranchised if they cannot register on Election Day. Fortunately, there are many options that Mainers can use to register which I have outlined below. To accommodate our elderly, Maine law requires municipal clerks to visit all licensed nursing homes and residential care facilities in their municipality during the 30 days before Election Day. These visits give residents the opportunity to register and cast an absentee ballot. To encourage young Mainers to vote, efforts are made to ensure they know when and how to register. Each fall the Division of Elections provides voter registration applications to high schools so that all 17 and 18-year-old students can register to vote. A 17-year-old may pre-register to vote even if they turn 18 on Election Day. And before every general election, voter information packets are sent to all colleges and universities explaining how to conduct registration drives on campus. Those who have recently moved have a couple of options. If they move within the same municipality they will be able to update their address on Election Day even if their polling place has changed due to the move. Or, if they move to a new municipality after the Thursday before Election Day, they may vote by absentee ballot in their previous town of residence during the 30 to 45 days leading up to the election. Additionally, when a person moves within the state of Maine they have 30 days to update their driver’s license with their new address. This requires a visit to one of the Bureau of Motor Vehicle locations where

anyone can register to vote thanks to the aforementioned Motor Voter Law. Mainers may also register at any social service agency affiliated with the Department of Health and Human Services. And many others may find it convenient to register at any town office when they go to purchase a fish and game license, register a vehicle, pay taxes or license their dog. Lastly, in Maine any eligible voter can register via mail by requesting an application from their municipal office. As long as the registrar receives their application (if returned by mail) at least three weeks prior to Election Day they will be able to vote at the polls or by absentee. In no way does LD 1376 prevent any eligible voter from casting a ballot. I am proud of Maine’s tradition of civic involvement and I am confident this tradition will continue for years to come. To learn more about the various registration options please call 624-7650 or visit www. maine.gov/sos/cec/

ROTARY PAINTS EYE-CATCHING U.S. MAP — It was that sense of giving “Service Above Self” that led the Bridgton Lake Region Rotary Club to spearhead an effort to paint a map of the United States on the playground of the Stevens Brook Elementary School. Working through the school, a location was decided upon and on June 4, club members painted the colorful 20’x30’ map of the United States, along with help from the Rotary’s High School Interact students and students from the Middle School. The brightly colored map, which is visible from Route 302, will serve as an educational tool for the school and the community.

New budget

(Continued from Page D) there were still serious reductions we managed to maintain a critical safety net for Maine’s most vulnerable citizens. We maintained health care coverage for low-income singles, a group that includes many homeless veterans. Additionally, funding was restored for low cost drugs for the elderly, and home visits for young parents (a program which has drastically reduced “shaken baby” cases in the state). There is now a five-year time limit for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families — cash assistance for very low income families, what people commonly think of as “welfare”) with

exemptions for the elderly and those with disabilities. Taxes: The income tax rate will be reduced in 2013, and Maine tax code will now conform with federal tax provisions for personal exemptions, standard deductions, and for those who are Married Filing Jointly. There is also a 20% reduction in funding for the Circuit Breaker property tax and rent rebate program. Other changes in the budget include a Streamlining Commission tasked with finding $25 million of savings in state government, and the proposed elimination of funding for MPBN is now a $200,000 cut (out of $4 million in state funding.) The Highway Fund,

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while still underfunded, will receive $3.2 million from car rental sales tax revenues to fund non-highway projects such as rail, aviation and public transit. This is not a new tax, but merely a shifting of existing revenues. This money will draw a match of $57 million in federal funds. While far from perfect, this budget is a truly impressive achievement. If you have any

comments on the budget, or if there is anything else you’d like to discuss with me, you can call my office at the State House at 287-1515 or visit my website at www.mainesenate.org/diamond to send me an e-mail. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.

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Maine Governor Paul LePage signed into law LD 1538, “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Turnpike Authority and To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee in the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Report Concerning the Maine Turnpike Authority,” on Friday, June 10. The bill is sponsored by Representative Richard Cebra of Naples and co-sponsored by 49 other legislators. The legislation implements recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee in response to the January 2011 report of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability regarding the MTA. Most of the changes address fiscal management and reformed governance of the Authority. “In the months of working this bill through the system I am proud to have pulled together a broad group of interested legislators and citizens who have been committed to putting the MTA back on the right track. LD 1538 is the result of a lot of hard work by a great group of dedicated people,” said Rep. Cebra. In March, Governor LePage pushed for the appointment of Peter Mills as executive director to the Authority to help restore trust and confidence to the agency. The governor is assured Judge Daniel Wathen, who was sworn in as a

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HONORING NEW BUSINESSES — Three new businesses were welcomed to Fryeburg recently at a ceremonial ribbon cutting hosted by the Fryeburg Business Association. Pictured from left to right are: The Carol Hanson Art Studio on Portland Street with owner Carol Hanson; The Spice & Grain Store on Portland Street with owners Kelly and Ray Ryan; and The Good Beer Store on Main Street with owners Bob and Theresa Prudy and Ruth and Kevin Antonucci. Pictured with the owners in each photo are Town Manager Sharon Jackson and Fryeburg Business Association President Donna Woodward.

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