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Off to greener spot?

Wells running dry

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Each Saturday, the municipal parking lot adjacent to the Bridgton Community Center is buzzing with activity. Many locals and visitors peruse fresh produce and other products at the Farmers’ Market, while others park their vehicles and shop stores along Depot and Main Streets. Others head to the Magic Lantern to watch the latest must-see movie or kick back for lunch at the Tannery Pub. Busy is good for business. But, congestion is becoming a big problem. Frank Howell, owner of the Magic Lantern and Downeast Industries voiced some concerns with town officials regarding the “very crowded” situation at the Depot Street parking area. Howell noted that he avoids having tractor-trailer trucks making deliveries to Downeast on a Saturday because heavy use of the parking lot would prevent a truck from accessing the Downeast facility. Another issue is reduced parking for Magic Lantern patrons. Howell wondered why the Farmers’ Market had not returned to its place along the grassy edges along Depot Street, which would ease

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Hot days and little rain, a perfect combination for those on vacation. However, dry conditions have some citizens in a panic. Bridgton’s Deputy Town Manager Georgiann Fleck has received calls from citizens looking for a water source since their wells have gone dry. Fleck told selectmen Tuesday night that callers were instructed to use a spigot located to the right of Central Fire Station, which is a stand-alone spigot that does not feed through the Bridgton Water District. Also, there is a faucet at the Salmon Point Campground entrance. “Both of these sources are open to the public,” Fleck said. “When filling containers, please make sure you are not parked in an area that might impede traffic flow or emergency vehicle access.” Meanwhile, Rec Director Gary Colello has seen local beaches become a popular spot for those trying to beat the heat. Despite large numbers, Colello said there have been no reports of duck itch. If a report is made, then water is tested to determine if a high bacteria count exists. In other selectmen meeting notes: Bathroom design NOTES, Page 6A

IT’S AN EVENT — For visitors and area residents, a trip to the Bridgton Farmers’ Market has been described as “an event” by organizers. The success of the popular market has created “congestion” in the Depot Street municipal parking lot, and selectmen wondered Tuesday night if another location might be more practical. (Bradt Photo) the congestion that currently exists. Breanna Mae ThomasGoogins of Patch Farm in Denmark, assistant manager of the Bridgton Farmers’ Market, welcomed the chance to return to the green spaces along Depot Street — which were designed during the streetscape project with the Farmers’ Market in mind, she pointed out. To create safe zones in the market area, five parking spaces are blocked off, Thomas-Goggins pointed out. Additional space is lost due to the Lake Region

Explorer bus. But, there is a problem there. Initially, the town wanted the grass there given a year to mature, thus keeping people off it. Bridgton’s Economic and Community Development Director Anne Krieg said the grass did not respond well, and soil samples have been taken to determine what course of action should be taken. Selectmen felt the “congestion” problem could be solved by either having the Market move to the backside of the Community Center (set up much like vendors

participating in the Village Folk Festival), or move to the Municipal Complex parking lot. Thomas-Googins said vendors would not be able to “stake down” tents in the Municipal Complex parking lot, creating a real safety hazard. Meanwhile, Farmers’ Market supporters would hate to give up a location customers are accustomed to and look forward to visiting — suggesting the Saturday trip to market is “an event” for many. One immediate solution is for vendors (which number

in the 17 range) to park farm trucks off-site, possibly near Bridgton Memorial School. Many will be encouraged to do this, while some “older vendors” will still need to keep their vehicles nearby. Thomas-Goggins will work with Bridgton’s Public Works Director Jim Kidder in seeking out other ways to reduce congestion in the parking lot. The Farmers’ Market continues to November. “We can work through this,” Bridgton Town Manager Robert Peabody said.

Camp benefits from military aid By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND – Capt. Kevin Wolff described what he referred to as “FOB Hinds” or fresh off the boat at Camp William Hinds. The group of military personnel arrived in April, set up the tents and the generator farm — just like they would in the field. Then, it snowed. What an experience, he said. Thank goodness, the hot meals were prepared by chefs in training instead of resorting to packaged rations. The priority job was turning the camp’s Health Lodge into a four-season building so that it could be used during the winter. That project required GOV. PAUL LEPAGE TAKES A TOUR of Camp William putting in a heat source and Hinds in Raymond on Tuesday during distinguished visi- included replacing the floors tors’ day. (De Busk Photo) and the lighting. The Health

Lodge renovations were completed by June 10, Wolff said. Currently, a new dining facility is under construction. As Wolff works in his leadership role of Officer in Charge (OIC), he has received real-life experience in civil engineering. He is one of many individuals in the U.S. military to take part in the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program. This year, he is part of the duration staff, the group that stays from April through late August. Meanwhile, a total of 460 people from all branches of the military will arrive at Camp Hinds for two-week rotations. And, they will put valuable work experience under their belts. On Tuesday, Wolff shared his story during distinguished visitors’ day at Camp William

Opioid crisis:

Change of mind This article — Part 1 — is brought to you by the Lakes Region Substance Abuse Coalition. By Dr. Peter Leighton Special to The News I first started prescribing Suboxone at Bridgton Internal Medicine in the fall of 2013, just five months after moving to Bridgton from the Lewiston area, where I was a hospitalist at Central Maine Medical Center for over six years. One of my first patients was a man in his mid-twenties who I’ll refer to as Jim to maintain his anonymity. Little did I know this gaunt man who only weighed 140 pounds soaking wet would change my outlook on medication-assisted treatment, forever. When I entered the exam room, I found him seated next to his mother, who came to support him. Looking exhausted with sunken eyes and an unshaven face, he told me his story. He was involved in a horrific car accident in his early 20s with his closest friends with whom he was partying with. They were intoxicated when their car suddenly lost control and went careening off the embankment at over 60 miles an hour, smashing and tumbling through the woods. He described holding his bloodied best friend’s head in his arms in that crumpled vehicle as his friend looked into his eyes and took his last breath. The drug use quickly escalated after that horrific event. Old friends separated, isolation set in and life happened.

FACT: Of the 21.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in 2014, 1.9 million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and 586,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin — American Society of Addiction Medicine. He now had a fiancé and a 3-year-old son, whom he absolutely adored, naming him after his best friend, who had died in his arms. His fiancé had kicked him out of their home exasperated and heartbroken by his drug use. As I was typing his history into his chart, his mom jumped in to help flush out the history. When I looked up a few minutes later as his mother was talking, everything went silent in my mind as I watched this man — head buried in his hands — looking down at what appeared to be two dark circles on each of his thighs. I then realized there were tears dropping onto his thighs and he could no longer talk. In my 40 years on this earth and six years as a practicing physician, I had never seen a broken man, but on that day, I witnessed a depth of despair so deep it was like looking OPIOID, Page 7A

A FAIR TRADE — A tour group walks across the foot bridge, which was rebuilt through the military’s Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program at Camp William Hinds. The military personnel receive training and the camp operated by the Boy Scouts of America gets needed infrastructure. (De Busk Photo) Hinds, the 300-acre camp for Probably the most well-known the Boy Scouts of America visitor was Gov. Paul LePage, (BSA) Pine Tree Council. CAMP, Page 7A

Drone uses: Almost limitless

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — “Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s Superman!” Wait a second. It is a drone. While it might seem like a fun hobby, the small drone with videorecording capabilities has practical uses for the Naples Fire and Rescue Department. The drone was purchased for the Town of Naples in April, according to Naples Town Manager Ephrem

Paraschak. “The uses of the drone are almost limitless,” he said. “It could be used for a house fire, for a missing person on the water, for a missing person in the woods.” The drone’s video camera can send live-time recording to a computer — allowing rescue personnel to ascertain a situation in less time. “Not to mention you can take great aerial shots of Naples,” Paraschak said. DRONE, Page 6A

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SEBAGO LAKE TITLE company’s Closing Coordinator Linda Moynihan and Owner/ Operator Dana Hanley, Esq., sit next to the sign for the new business in Naples. (De Busk Photo)

‘Like a perfect match’ for over two decades. Linda Moynihan has worked in the legal field in excess of 25 years, having last worked for the late Robert M. Neault, Esq. of Naples. She brings with her knowledge of the area and many years of experience in the real estate field. Together, Dana and Linda bring over 50 years of experience in all matters real estate. They both look forward to providing professional, friendly and prompt service to the residents and businesses in the area. Services: Title searches; prepare for and conduct real estate closings; all document preparation for real estate conveyances; issue title insur-

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LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM at Tasteful Things, located on Depot Street. Telephone: 647-3672. Barbara Bloomgren, owner of Towanda’s Kitchen, notes that her 25-mile sojourn up Route 107 from Steep Falls wasn’t difficult at all because

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — It is an opportunity for Naples to be in the spotlight. The dazzling destination spots are an easy list upon which to agree: the Causeway, Long Lake with its view of mountains, the ponds and lakes, the Songo Lock, and the state park. Where to shine that spotlight is an interesting question. Naples is one of the half-dozen towns that will participate in the Sebago Lake Region Chamber of Commerce’s (SLRCC) regional branding project. The project will culminate

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with a three-minute promotional video, which each individual town will own. The participating towns include Windham, Gray, New Gloucester, Standish, Casco and Naples. The cost to each town is $2,100. Naples Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak said he recently sat down with SLRCC Executive Director Aimee Senatore to talk about the upcoming project. Some ideas were brought forward during the Naples Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday. Also, the selectmen decided to invite Senatore to a future meeting so that they could better understand the parameters of

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the promotional project. According to Paraschak, “Each town will be allotted three minutes of video.” The chamber would hire a professional spokesperson, or a host, to speak during the videotaping, he said. The video would highlight “the major attractions within each town. Obviously, Naples’ (attractions) would be the Causeway, the waterfronts, the year-round recreation, the parks,” Paraschak said. The video will be VIDEO, Page 3A

her home-based business was so small. “Bridgton is a whole new opportunity for me. I’m still in the food business, but now I’m running both Towanda’s Specialty Food and Deli, along with T’s Pantry,” Barbara said from her new digs at 103 Main Street. T’s Pantry offers specialty meats and charcuterie, imported Italian pasta, a wide variety of cheeses, Mainemade chocolates, olive oil from Tuscany and Provence, aromatized olives, plus fullflavored and affordable wines and a local selection of craft beer. Both Towanda’s Specialty Food and Deli and T’s Pantry are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 647-2755 for more information. The Crabapple Barn, feaTREASURES, Page 3A

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By George Bradt Special to The News One principal reason summer visitors return to Bridgton year-after-year is the fun of discovering the new shops sprinkled around downtown. This summer’s returnees have eight new or improved shopping opportunities to savor and enjoy. 103 Main Street, for example, now hosts both Firefly Boutique and Towanda’s Specialty Food and Deli. Firefly’s short move across the street was an easy one, noted owner Jessica Jones. “A dozen wonderful friends loaded the entire shop onto wheeled carts and pushed them across Main Street. We did it on Sunday so there wasn’t too much traffic,” Jones said. “I would say the biggest contrast is the foot traffic. We’re surrounded by a terrific combination of businesses such as Towanda’s, Beth’s Café, Gallery 302, Running with Scissors, Yoga and the Bridgton Public Library.” Jessica added, “Moving one block is the best thing I could have done for my business. An old building may have its charm and quirky floors, but it sure is nice to be in a brand new building. Main Eco Homes, our builder, is providing us with more efficient heating, cooling, and lighting, which results in a comfy space with cost savings. We gained higher visibility with prominent windows to display our products. The convenient parking is also a great advantage.” Firefly Boutique is open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Area news Bridgton business treasures (Continued from Page 2A) turing an eclectic collection of both old and new furnishings, moved to 150 Main Street, south from Harrison. Proprietor and artist Donna Derstine said, “I love this stretch of shops and all the foot traffic. I’m so glad I moved; Harrison is too quiet.” “Painted furniture with applied folk designs, sets Crabapple Barn apart,” said Donna. Husband Andy creates handsome breadboard cabinets and a reproduction of a handy three-bay grain bin. “Wonderful for mudrooms,” said Donna. Crabapple Barn is open daily, but closed on Tuesdays. Tel. 240-3544. Apo’s Fine Cigars moved from Main Hill to Depot Street in early spring. “Nothing will ever feel like the grandeur of the rooms we had at the William Perry House,” said shop owner Jim Apovian. While the new location is smaller, “We are enjoying an increase in customers, especially couples, on their way to our neighbors — Vivo’s or the

Tap House,” said Apovian. Apo’s Fine Cigar shop is at 18 Depot Street. Tel. 2212645. Bridgton’s Farmers Market, now located beside the Community Center, continues to improve and innovate, according to Kathy Banks, treasurer. “More and more veggies and fruits, gluten-free baked goods, sandwiches and other ready-to-eat foods are now available at the market on Depot Street every Saturday morning,” Kathy said. “Our biggest news is our ability to take credit cards, EBT cards, and stretch food purchase dollars through the Harvest Bucks program.” Harvest Bucks, known as “nutrition incentives,” increase the value of federal nutrition dollars spent at participating farmers’ markets, Community Supported

Agriculture farms, and retail outlets that sell local produce. Locally-produced fruits and vegetables, either fresh or processed (with no salt, sugar or fat added), are abundant. Tasty apple cider from our local orchards is included in the Harvest Bucks program, for example. “We’ve been even busier than last year because this year we got off to a brisk start in June. Yes, it’s terribly dry, scary dry, but so far everyone’s crops and produce have been stellar,” Kathy concluded. Nate Sunday, proprietor of Tasteful Things, relocated to Depot Street from Main Hill earlier this year. “We’re enjoying the foot traffic, parking, the street festivals, and our wonderful neighbors. Several retailers are working together to promote each other and

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Bridgton as a destination,” said Nate. “I was just doing a radio show about Tasteful Things and I put in a plug for the Tap House, Vivo’s, the cigar lounge (see below) and J Décor. We market together so we all benefit.” Nate asks visitors how they cook or what they like eating. “Say you like steak, for example. How about trying a little of our Chocolate Espresso Balsamic as a

marinade? We’ll guide you through the entire process and you’ll really enjoy that steak,” Nate said. “I love cooking and eating, but I don’t follow recipes. What makes me a good cook are all the mistakes I’ve made. I’m a casual cook, not a chef.” Nate has lived in Bridgton for nearly 15 years. Tasteful Things features cookbooks, rubs, salts, 26 delicious vinegars, oils and a tempting selection of practi-

cal objects for the kitchen, or for the host of your next dinner party. Tasteful Things, at 8 Depot Street, is open all day Wednesday through Saturday, with shorter hours on Sunday. Tel. 577-0782. There are several other recent business openings, which have been featured in other articles in The Bridgton News such as Vivo’s and Clipper Merchant Tea House.

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“I think it is a good idea. I would like to know more,” she said. “I think it is an excellent idea to take our segment and put it on Facebook. If we want to get someone younger, we should use Instagram and Snapchat,” Powers said. Earlier in the discussion,

Paraschak had suggested using social media for maximum impact. For example, before the fireworks show on July Fourth, a drone was used to take video. That video was posted on the Facebook page of the Naples Fire and Rescue Department. It got VIDEO, Page 6A

Police news

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Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Monday, July 18 9:09 a.m. Police escorted a subject to Family Crisis Center to speak to someone regarding a protection from abuse order against her son. 11:33 a.m. An officer was sent to Kimball Road after receiving a report of shots being fired. 5:57 p.m. A local resident was concerned that he had given a caller, claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service, his name and address. 6:06 p.m. A Sustainable Way resident reported the theft of lawn furniture. Tuesday, July 19 12:07 p.m. Police received a report from a North High Street resident in regards of a possible IRS fraud call. 8:58 p.m. A subject informed police of a verbal argument he had with another subject at Salmon Point Campground. 11:23 p.m. Police received a report of a domestic dispute between a man and woman inside a vehicle parked on Main Street. Police located the vehicle on Sweden Road, and both subjects were interviewed. A verbal argument did occur, but there were no indications of physical abuse. Wednesday, July 20 2:34 p.m. Police were sent to the library regarding juveniles smoking and

riding bicycles in the courtyard area. When an employee approached the group, the worker was allegedly verbally accosted. Police spoke to both parties, and some juveniles were to be issued trespassing notices. Update: Police charged three people in connection with vandalism of American flags, which were reportedly pulled down from posts along Main Street early Saturday morning. Surveillance footage enabled police to post still-screen shots of the alleged suspects on the Bridgton Police Department’s website. Within a couple of days, police were able to identify the suspects thanks to the assistance of website viewers. Thursday, July 21 9:28 a.m. A handicap sign was stolen from a Main Street property. 9:45 a.m. Police responded to a motorcycle crash at the intersection of North High Street and Hio Ridge Road. 10:53 a.m. A non-reportable crash occurred in the

Hannaford parking lot. Police assisted motorists with exchanging insurance information. 2:22 p.m. Police responded to a motor vehicle crash involving property damage on Pond Road. 7 p.m. Police spoke with a store manager after receiving a complaint that two individuals were panhandling this past week. The two males reportedly “bumming” for change from customers and allegedly were seen looking into vehicles. Police went to one subject’s residence, and the individual denied the allegations. Police had received complaints from two other stores. The subject claimed he has a gambling problem. Police issued a verbal trespass notice. Friday, July 22 12:33 a.m. On patrol, police found several flowerpots turned over along Main Street. 8:55 a.m. A subject reported that someone accessed his bank account, and had made two purchases at Walgreen’s. 3:06 p.m. A bicycle was found between the Magic Lantern and Elegance Salon. Saturday, July 23 2:58 p.m. Police handled a motor vehicle crash in the municipal parking lot on Depot Street. 8 p.m. A male subject, who allegedly was intoxicated, was upset because he was unable to get free food at Central Fire Station.

WHO IS THIS? — Police continue to search for a male suspect, who demanded specific drugs last Friday at Rite Aid in Naples.

Robbery suspect sought Police continue to search for a male suspect, who allegedly stole prescription medication at Rite Aid in Naples at 5:15 p.m. last Friday. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says the unidentified man entered the store and approached the pharmacy counter. The man handed the pharmacist a note, which demanded specific drugs. Although a weapon was not displayed, the pharmacist was encouraged to cooperate so that no one would be harmed.

The pharmacist reluctantly provided what was requested and the man immediately left the store through a rear emergency exit door. The suspect is described as a white male, 5-feet, 6-inches, with a slender build, and approximately mid-20s in age. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head. His face was covered by a blue bandana that was pulled up just below eye level. The suspect was also wearing black shorts.

The pharmacy staff on duty was uninjured, but frightened by the incident, police said. Investigators remain collecting evidence and video surveillance from Rite Aid and other businesses in the immediate area. At the time of the robbery, the store was busy with customers. The pharmacy was immediately closed, but intended to re-open Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the CCSO Detective Bureau at 774-1444, ext. 2118.

Items on the Fryeburg Police Department log

These items appeared on the Fryeburg 10:24 a.m. A theft report was investigated. Police Department log (this is a partial list3:35 p.m. Anthony Croman, 38, of ing): Gorham, N.H. was charged with theft by Monday, July 18 unauthorized taking or transfer. 2:13 a.m. Police responded to a complaint 6:45 p.m. Police responded to a disturon Stanley Hill Road. bance at an Oxford Street residence. 10:01 a.m. A motor vehicle crash occurred Tuesday, July 19 on Main Street. 12:40 p.m. A criminal trespass incident

reportedly occurred at a North Fryeburg Road residence. 4:14 p.m. Police investigated a fraud complaint at a North Fryeburg Road residence. 4:25 p.m. A motor vehicle crash occurred on Bridgton Road. 9:20 p.m. Following a motor vehicle stop

on Main Street, police charged a 17-year-old with transportation of liquor by a minor, and charged 19-year-olds Charles B. Rivkin of Ann Arbor, Mich. and William C. Banes of London, UK, with consumption of liquor by a minor. Wednesday, July 20 POLICE LOG, Page 5A

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State launches ‘Dose of Reality’ Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills last week announced a new public education campaign aimed at stemming the abuse of painkillers in Maine. The new website and three television spots are designed to give Maine a “Dose of Reality” about painkillers.  “Prescription drugs have

Fryeburg Police log (Continued from Page 4A) 3:02 p.m. Police received a report of unwanted subjects at Hemlock Bridge Road. 3:48 p.m. Police handled a criminal mischief complaint at the Weston’s Beach parking lot. 3:54 p.m. A theft occurred on Smith Street. 5:43 p.m. A domestic disturbance occurred at a Main Street store. 9:21 p.m. Kimberly Ann Gardner, 25, of Center Conway, N.H. was charged with failing to pay a fine or fee. Gardner was stopped on River Street. 9:45 p.m. Curtis J. Smith, 37, of Fryeburg was charged with failing to stop for an officer. He was stopped on River Street. Thursday, July 21 7 p.m. A theft was investigated at a Main Street location. Friday, July 22 12:10 a.m. Police checked Smith Street after receiving a suspicious person complaint. 6:40 p.m. Nicholas W. McCafferty, 19, of Reading, Mass. was charged with illegal


possession of liquor by a minor. He was stopped at a Lovell Road campground. 7:25 p.m. Police were unable to locate a “suspicious person” on Chautauqua Road. Saturday, July 23 9 p.m. A fireworks complaint was received regarding the Lovell Road area. 9 p.m. Carlye Slavin, 19, of Tewksbury, Mass. was charged with illegal possession of liquor by a minor while at a Lovell Road campground. 10:30 p.m. Daniel P. O’Neil, 21, of Andover, Mass. was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug at a Lovell Road campground. 11:45 p.m. John D. Ferrazzani, 21, of Reading, Mass., was charged with possession of marijuana while at a Lovell Road campground. Sunday, July 24 1:03 p.m. Police responded to an animal complaint on Wilton Warren Road. 4:45 p.m. A disturbance reportedly occurred at a Swan Falls Road campground. 5:30 p.m. A criminal trespass situation occurred on Walker Falls Road.

killed more than a thousand Mainers in the last ten years and addiction has devastated many, many more lives,” said Attorney General Mills. “Nearly four out of five people arrested for heroin possession say they began by abusing painkillers. Too many Mainers are misusing, abusing and dying from painkillers, heroin, and other narcotics.” In the last two years, there has been a spike in deaths caused by heroin and the powerful synthetic painkiller, fentanyl. However, the number of deaths caused by painkillers and other prescription drugs has also remained high for the last decade. The governor proposed and the Maine Legislature enacted sweeping changes to Maine law this year that will significantly reform prescribing practices in Maine, and insurers, including MaineCare, are taking steps to reduce the supply of painkillers in the state.    “Too many painkillers are being diverted from legitimate medical uses,” said Attorney General Mills. “An analysis by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner found that only 7% of those who died of a prescription medication overdose in 2015 had a doctor’s prescription at the time of their death.



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Selectmen notes: Reworking bathroom design (Continued from Page 1A) reworked: It’s back to the drafting board in regards to the town’s upgrade of the Salmon Point Beach bathroom. Looking over a concept design, selectmen made a few alterations to the facility. Using the existing footprint, officials altered the plan to include at least two, if not three, toilet/stalls in the ladies’ room, and a toilet and two urinals in the men’s room. By law each room must be outfitted with a changing table for babies. If space allows, each room would also include a changing area. If space becomes a problem, selectmen suggested that a unisex changing area be created. The facility will not have hot water. Selectman Hoyt noted that the architect should not include storage space for supplies since those materials are stored elsewhere. The budget is $69,000, and work should start this fall. Selectmen initially wanted to review the design sketch before the project went out to bid, which would push the process back a few more weeks. The potential delay prompted Town Manager Bob Peabody to say, “How deep in the weeds do you want to be in projects like this? My job is to be sure we get our money’s worth. We’re building a bathroom, not a Taj Mahal.” Chairman Watkins and Selectman Zaidman respond-

ed that since they answer to the taxpayers and a significant sum will be spent ($69,000 — “That’s half the cost of a house, to be sure,” Watkins said), they want to fully review the project. Selectman Bob McHatton looked to move the project along, motioning the board to have the town manager work with the architect on the suggested changes and then put the project out to bid. The board supported the motion, 5-0. Employee searches: The town’s search for a public safety administrative assistant and full-time police officer is going quite well. The assistant position attracted 14 applicants, and with the submission deadline passed, the review process began Tuesday. As for the patrolman position, to date, 21 applications have been received. The application deadline is Aug. 1. The search for a full-time fire chief has started. The position has been advertised, and an application deadline is set for Friday, Aug. 19. Valarie Woodman, who has been a per diem employee for nine years at the town’s Transfer Station, has submitted her resignation, effective Aug. 1. Fee paid: Last Friday, July 22, Lloyd Chipman paid the $15,000 consent agreement fee to cover violations he created on Moose Pond, Fleck reported.

Fireworks ban on ballot: For the first week of July, Ken and Christine Barthelette got little uninterrupted sleep and their animals were “terrified.” While the couple enjoy fireworks as much as anyone, they heard more than enough bangs and booms for six straight days so that they requested selectmen to seek a ban on consumer fireworks. Selectmen voted 3–2 to place the issue before voters on the November ballot. Voters will be asked whether to repeal the Bridgton Fireworks Ordinance, and thus ban consumer fireworks. Selectman Bob McHatton said if the repeal is passed, a license from the state’s Fire Marshal will be needed to ignite fireworks (such as the town’s Fourth of July display and special events). “I’m sure the ordinance was made with the assumption that neighbors would be respectful of the noise. Obviously, this cannot be an unspoken rule,” the Barthelettes wrote. Selectman Paul Hoyt questioned whether the couple gave the ordinance a chance to work since there was no mention in the letter that they contacted local police. Under the ordinance, consumer fireworks may be used between 9 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. on the Fourth of July, the weekend following the fourth day of July and Dec. 31. With the exception of these previously listed dates, con-

sumer fireworks may be used from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. during daylight savings time and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. after the end of daylight savings time. Selectmen Hoyt and chairman Greg Watkins voted against the measure. Website to get facelift: Town Manager Bob Peabody has found 10 web design companies he is looking into to rework Bridgton’s site. While the Bridgton site will include “the basics,” Peabody expects to add other features such as “special alerts” users can sign up for to receive anything from selectmen’s and planning board agendas to job openings. He said the site could also become more interactive, enabling users to report problems including pothole locations and branches down in roadways. “Live” streaming and a mobile app (“that actually works,” Peabody said) could also come in play. Rethinking the changeable sign: After hearing several residents complain that an electronic changeable sign placed at the Town Hall on North High Street was a bad idea, officials are considering other options. Selectman Bob McHatton said Community Development Committee members were looking at other locations in town — possibly under the sign at the Chamber of Commerce Information Center or at the

fire station near the Moose Pond Causeway (although nothing is “cut in granite,” at this point CDC member Chuck Renneker said). Selectman Bear Zaidman suggested that the town should search out an electronic sign that is “tasteful, not commercialized and low-key.” Chairman Greg Watkins posed an option, but it would require some discussions with SAD 61. If agreeable to the school district, the town would place an electronic sign where the existing Stevens Brook School sign is located on Portland Road. Both the school and town would use the sign to post events. In turn, the current school sign could be moved to the town hall property, and replace the older events sign. “We get a newer sign, and keep the character of the town hall,” Watkins said. Selectman King suggested to let the CDC continue to work on the issue, and bring forth options at a future board meeting. Hoping for glowing success: A couple of years ago, the North Bridgton Library tried something different to raise money — they sponsored a Glow Run. Carmen Lone hopes to find similar success next month. Lone received approval from selectmen to run a Glow Run 5K, in conjunction with the Village Folk Festival, to raise money for the Community

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(Continued from Page 1A) Of greater importance to public safety, a new ambulance has been custom-ordered by Naples Fire Chief Jason Pond. Road Rescue Emergency Vehicles, out of Florida, was awarded the bid. The cost was around $215,000, according to Paraschak. “We literally signed off on it last week,” he said. The delivery date is early to mid-September, he said. On Monday, Paraschak updated the Naples Board of Selectmen during his manager’s report. Funds to purchase the ambulance were approved at Town Meeting this year when residents passed the department’s budget. In addition to a new ambulance, the department plans to replace the tank on the tanker trunk. The metal tank has fallen victim to rust, and a new polyethylene plastic will take its place. According to Paraschak, Pond “got rough quotes, but he needs to get competitive pricing.” “He has to figure out what time of year he needs the tank truck the least, when there is the lowest call volume” for the tanker, Paraschak said, guesstimating that the time frame would be

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November or December. In other news, the deed is still being located for one of two properties the town is hoping to sell. The sale of the town-owned property was also approved at Town Meeting this year; although the possible sale of unused town lots was discussed more than two years ago when the Begin Estate was purchased. “The attorney’s researcher found an old deed for the State Park Road” parcel and “is still trying to find one for (the land on) Perley Mills Road,” Paraschak said. “Next, we’ll go to a realtor and have it put out to sale,” he said. Putting the land in the hands of a private citizen means the property tax will be paid on it annually. Speaking of property tax, the tax bills should be sent out to Naples residents by late August per usual. The payments are due in two installments by October and in April 2017. Sometime in August, the selectmen will set the mil rate. It is possible — given this year’s budget, that there will be no increase to the mil rate. However, that decision is in the hands of the

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Center. The run will be on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Lone, Community Center executive director, met with Bridgton’s Chief of Police Richard Stillman regarding coverage, and was told that one on-duty officer would assist the race, while the department would need to schedule another patrolman to work the event’s two hours (thus keeping the second on-duty officer available to handle incoming complaints/ incidents). Cost of scheduling the two-hour shift is $35 per hour. While Selectman Paul Hoyt suggested the Community Center cover the cost of the additional officer, Selectmen Bernie King and Bob McHatton felt the town should simply pick up the tab. Selectmen approved the request, 3–2, with the Center paying for police coverage. Lone pointed out that numerous “spotters” with flashlights would be positioned along the race route — the event starts and finishes on Depot Street — and signs will be placed on Main Street to alert motorists (since the course crosses Main Street twice).


(Continued from Page 3A) 20,000 views, he said. “Honestly, not everyone is watching TV as much anymore,” Chairman Bob Caron II said. Powers expressed concerns about zoning in on any one business, which might upset the business community. Paraschak suggested videotaping the Historical Society Museum and Visitors Center — if that interested the selectmen. “One advantage is that the fire station’s drone video can capture some great shots,” Paraschak said. “If we do participate, I want to beat out all the other towns handsomely and showcase Naples.”

Naples board. Also, the selectmen are reviewing some tax debt ordinances of other towns with the goal of figuring out what might be appropriate for Naples. The sections are taken from ordinances in the towns of Portland, South Portland and Boothbay. Basically, such an ordinance would prohibit a business owner from getting a liquor license or special amusement permit from the town if there is an unpaid tax debt in their name. Chairman Bob Caron II asked the board if they had received the information (ordinance examples) in an e-mail. “I didn’t see with any of those ordinances (what to do) if someone is renting the building or doesn’t own the property,” Caron said. “I suspect I will find specific wording” for that type of situation, Paraschak said. Caron said that everyone on the board would have time to look at all three ordinances “and discuss it at the next meeting.” The next selectmen’s meeting is scheduled for In a story called, “Liquor Aug. 8, according to the municipal calendar on the license not tied to debts,” town’s website. which ran on page 1A in the July 21 edition of The Bridgton News, the name of a business was incorrect. The Allen Land Company, LLC, is the correct name of the company that owns the land where Captain Jack’s and Naples Marina is located. According to the most recent Naples Annual Town Report, as of May 6, 2016, the Allen Land Company owed $15,121 in unpaid property taxes to the Town of Naples. Naples businessman Jimmy Allen has ownership TF46 in the Allen Land Company.

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Tenny River, Tarbox was thankful that Central Maine Power (CMP) removed the hazardous power lines over the water Longtime Mainer Horace Horton, who headed the fundraising campaign, said a big plus for Camp Hinds is that two large parcels of land on the other side of the river have been put into conservation with the help of Loon Echo Land Trust. “We are preserving both sides of the Tenny River. That preserves and protects the watershed, the river and


ice-fishing — activities now doable with the heated fourseason structures in place, Jenkins said. Pine Tree Council’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Scout Executive Eric Tarbox said that having the IRT program in place created the perfect conditions to jumpstart more in-kind donations. “We would never have been able to afford the labor and the materials and the effort, the experience that the military brings to the table. We are not only helping them train around the world to do their job,” he said. “But, we are also enabling a facility that we would never be able to build ourselves.” Tarbox was especially pleased that the original dining hall with all its nostalgia was left standing rather than being torn down or renovated. The future dining hall, with a nurses’ station and a full basement for indoor activities, should be completed this fall so that Boy Scouts attending Camp Hinds next year can have memory-making experiences in that facility. During the tour of the pedestrian bridge over the



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(Continued from Page 1A) who toured the construction site for the new dining hall. The camp, located off Plains Road in Raymond, has waterfront access to Parker Pond and to Tenny River. The camp brings Boy Scout Troops from all over the nation to experience outdoors life in Maine. The IRT program, which sometimes assists Habitat for Humanity as well as the Boy Scouts of America, has a fiveyear partnership with Camp Hinds. The program is now in its third year. Workers have built a new camp road that is wider and safer, an additional parking lot, a leach field and a new sports field. The shooting ranges were relocated and upgraded to state-of-the-art status. The foot bridge over the Tenny River was repaired, and is rumored to be strong enough for a tank to drive across it. The entire project is an example of how people can work together as a team to accomplish something that leaves behind a legacy. The infrastructure will be used by scouts for generations to come, while the military personnel take away reallife experiences that can be applied to a career. Another big wow is the generosity of the in-kind donations from Maine-based businesses, according to Kristina Jenkins, with the BSA Pine Tree Council. “The in-kind donations exceed the monetary donations,” Jenkins said. The in-kind donations of materials and services are gifts that add up to more than $600,000. Meanwhile, the dollars raised total almost $500,000, she said. The doors of opportunity that are opened at the camp are vast, she said, citing biathlon competitions, winter camping,


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NAPLES — Join the fun this Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Naples Village Green Summer Fest! Vendors will be selling home goods, sewn items from potholders, table runners to ladies fabric belts. There will be a food truck featuring Classic Sliders on site, fabric for sale, sports cards, as well as Krickey the clown offering face painting and balloon animals. Let’s not forget the Edes Falls Sewing Circle gals who will be there with candy, pies and baked goods! Ever heard of LuLaRoe fashions? Come check out the newest comfortable, affordable, stylish clothing, with consultant Crystal Cotnoir and see this amazing line of clothes in person. The Village Green Summer Fest is sponsored by the Information Center and Historical Society. Want to sell something? Just show up at 8:30 a.m. and organizers will make room for you. Contact Brenda Leo or Merry Watson 693-3500

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NAPLES — Author Rebecca Matthews, a resident of Whitefield, N.H., will be signing her book, The Truth Will Set You Free, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Naples Village Green Summer Fest.

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LOVELL — An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Aug. 1 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Center Lovell Firehouse, located off Main Street (Route 5). The drive is sponsored by the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department and Lovell Masons. Please call the Red Cross at 1-800-Red-Cross to make an appointment.

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NORTH LOVELL — The Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library in North Lovell presents author David Mornie on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The talk will be in the Hall next door to the library, located off Route 5 in North Lovell. There is no admission fee, but library donations will be gratefully accepted. Morine is the author of Vacationland: A Half Century Summering in Maine, Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist, Small Claims: My Little Trials in Life, and Two Coots in a Canoe: An Unusual Story of Friendship.

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SEBAGO — Doggie Days of Summer will be Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sebago Elementary School ball fields (enter from Marina Road, off Route 114 to park). There will be plenty of tail-waggin’ fun geared for families and their furry friends. Events include the Pooper Scooper Race, 100-Paw Dash, Puppy Limbo Party, Talent Show, “Pie” Eating Contest, Paw Art, Bobbing for Tennis Balls and more. Tickets will be sold “carnival-style.” Proceeds benefit the Spaulding Memorial Library. Free admission.

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HIRAM — Soldiers Memorial Library (85 Main Street, Hiram) is exhibiting dramatic landscape paintings by local EVENTS, Page 2B

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Old Tyme music Friday at Narramissic “Fred and Deb” — Fred Pike Jr. and Deb Burdin — will be performing “Olde Tyme” music at Bridgton Historical Society’s Narramissic Farm in South Bridgton this Friday, July 29. The music will start at 5 p.m., but the Society encourages people to come early, bring a picnic, and enjoy the beautiful grounds. At 3 p.m., there will be a guided hike to the quarry that was the source of the granite slabs that form the foundation of the buildings, and house tours will be available. Cost of admission to the concert is $10, and there will be food available to purchase. Fred and Deb, who are centered in the Bangor area, have been popular entertainers at Narramissic for several years. Fred is the son of one of the pioneers of bluegrass music in Maine, the late guitar man, Fred Pike Sr. Deb Burdin is past president of the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine. She has organized concerts for the Old Tyme Jamboree of St. Albans. The Bridgton Historical Society was founded in 1953 to encourage an appreciation and understanding of Bridgton’s history.

Narramissic, The PeabodyFitch Farm, was bequeathed to the Society in 1987. It features a 1797 house, blacksmith shop, and large barn, known locally as the Temperance Barn, having been built without the assistance of “spirituous liquors.” Khiel Construction, of Denmark, recently completed a major drainage project at the farm, which is the very first phase of a multi-year project of structural stabilization and restoration for both the barn and the house, which have been listed on Maine Preservation’s List of Most Endangered Historic Places. The Society has extended a special invitation to Khiel employees to the event as a “thank you” for stepping up and making sure that the work was completed over the winter. The Bridgton Historical Society also operates an archives and museum in the former fire station at 5 Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton, which currently features an exhibit on “Innovation and Industry in Bridgton,” along with permanent and long-running exhibits that highlight the town’s history BHS museum hours are: Tuesday-Friday from 1 to 4

Lions take the ‘Wrong Road’ to Rockin’ Cruise

NAPLES — The Naples Lions Club is one of the youngest in the State of Maine. The club was chartered in 2003 and its very first fundraising event was a two-hour cruise of Long Lake on the Songo River Queen with a golden oldies theme. The club has held this event on the last Saturday in July every year since, with many repeat visitors enjoying the beautiful lake sunset while dancing the night away. July 30 will mark the 14th Goldies Oldies Cruise with a special treat. Normally, a local DJ provides the musical entertainment. This year, the club has the pleasure of providing a live band in the form of the Wrong Road rock band. The cruise takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., rain or shine. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. The Songo River Queen has a cash bar and snack bar onboard. Soft drinks are also available. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the cruise. Tickets are available from Naples Lions Club members, the Causeway Dairy Bar or the Augustus Bove House. Guests can also reserve a seat through the Songo River Queen online ticketing feature. Each ticket includes a free chance to win one of several door prizes provided by the Causeway Dairy Bar and the Steamboat Landing Mini-Golf.

Deb Burdin and Fred Pike Jr. p.m., through August. Narramissic, located at 46 Narramissic Road, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays

For further informa1 to 4 p.m. (closed to the public Saturday, Aug. 6) tion contact the Bridgton through August, and by Historical Society at PO Box appointment at other times. 44, Bridgton, ME 04009,

Music from the 60s tonight NORTH CONWAY — Arts Jubilee’s weekly summer concert series reaches the mid-point this Thursday, July 28, with a nod to an evening of nostalgia reflecting on the music of the 60s. Hosted at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway with performances that pay tribute to many famous groups, the remaining concerts include: Music of the 60s on July 28, Roots, Rock & Soul with Victor Wainwright taking the stage on Aug. 4, and culminating with the traditional Pops Concert including fireworks on Aug. 11.  Music of the 60s — with the Mellow Yellow Band and dancers — is a fivepiece, happily stuck-in-the’60s band, mixing unbridled affection for the psychedelic era including a pair of go-go dancers to create a fun, allsenses-awake musical ride in the way-back machine. The band works together to turn back the hands of time,

MELLOW YELLOW BAND presents music of the 60s tonight, July 28, as part of the Arts Jubilee summer concert series at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, N.H. ushering the crowd back to a time before cell phones, Facebook and YouTube; a time where society was roiling with politics, war and change and a vibrant counter

culture was creating music that reflected it all. The songs the band recreates are songs designed to instantly fire up your memory banks and make you sing along, no mat-


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Area Events (Continued from Page 1B) artist Irene Spaulding. Stop by to view. If you would like to show your artwork, please get in touch with Pam at the library. Other upcoming events: Wednesday, Aug. 10, Dianne Sinclair offers hints for “Cleaning Out.” Time to be determined.   Saturday, Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m., Bear Rehabilitation Expert, Dawn Brown, shares her experiences.  Knotty Knitters meet Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; SML Scrabble meets Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.   Library hours: Tuesday, 2-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Telephone: 625-4650.


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Entertainment Violinist makes debut at SLLMF & Concerts


2 in B Minor, Op. 76 SCHUBERT: Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings, D. 667, “Trout” Performers: Keiko Tokunaga, violinist of the award-winning Attacca Quartet; Philip Palermo, associate concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; Laurie Kennedy, principal violist of the Portland Symphony and former SLLMF music director; Bonnie Thron, principal cellist of the North Carolina Symphony; Volkan Orhon, professor of Double Bass at the University of Iowa; Yuri Funahashi, pianist and assistant professor of Music at Colby College; Mihae Lee, pianist and the new music director of the SLLMF. Chebeague Concert: Schubert’s Trout will also be performed at the United Methodist Church, Chebeague Island, on Saturday, July 30, 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Chebeague Friends of Music. The concert is free; donations accepted. Remaining concerts are on Tuesday evenings, Aug. 2 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Maine. Tickets: Individual tickets are $25; free for anyone 21 and under. Tickets available online at or call 781-3202. All tickets are for open seating and will be held at

NORWAY — The spirit and scale of Bernard Langlais art changed dramatically when Bernard and his wife Helen left New York to settle in Maine in the 1960s. The wildness of the landscape released a whole new form of artistic expression. Now, over 2,700 works of Langlais’ art are on permanent exhibition throughout Maine via the Langlais Art Trail — Mainer’s can be inspired by Langlais’ playful, expressive and prolific legacy. Fifteen works by Langlais are now owned by

the Western Foothills Land Trust and are installed at two preserves in Norway. On Friday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m., Scott Vlaun, photographer and community organizer, will give a presentation entitled, “Meeting Bernard” about Langlais’ career, the influence Langlais had upon his own life, and his recent role in restoring Langlais’ original concrete and stone base for the sculpture “Mrs. Noah,” at the Shepard’s Farm Preserve on Crockett Ridge Road. This First Friday lecture

will be held in the CEBE Gallery, 447 Main Street, Norway. Vlaun will be joined by Lee Dassler, who will talk about the Land Trust’s role in bringing the Langlais work to Norway. A native of Old Town, Langlais began his fine art career as a painter in the 1950s. While renovating a

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cottage in Cushing, he began “painting with wood” to create mosaic-like wall compositions that met with immediate success. He soon abandoned the fast pace of New York City art scene and moved back to Maine, where he created a number of massive sculptures, most of which BERNARD, Page 5B

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Thursday, July 28 The Lake Region Summer Band will present its annual free Gala Concert at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Region Middle School gym. Come and hear 80 fine musicians present a culminating concert demonstrating what they have accomplished during the summer band program. This program is sponsored by the SAD 61 School Department. FMI: or call 649-1850. Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Season continues with Music of the 60s with the Mellow Yellow Band at the base of Mount Cranmore in North Conway. Headline concerts begin at 7 p.m. with an early concert performance by some of the area’s best musicians at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for kids 12 and under. The Brick Church will present keyboard artist, Dan Moore, in concert at 7:30 p.m. His program has a wide variety of music, but his blues and ragtime keep the feet moving to the music. The location of this concert is on Christian Hill Road in Lovell. Tickets (at door) will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. FMI: 925-1500 or go to Friday, July 29 Mountain Top Music Center presents “Folk-Jazz” AtHome Concert in Jackson, New Hampshire at 7:30 p.m. The talented husband and wife team of Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne will serve up seasoned original songs mixed with fresh harvests of homegrown music that they call folk-jazz. This concert will take place in a private home in Jackson. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online at or by calling 603-447-4737. There is a limit of 50 guests for this intimate concert. Fred Pike Jr. and Deb Burdin will perform Olde Tyme music at Bridgton Historical Society’s Narramissic Farm in South Bridgton beginning at 5 p.m. Admission $10. Food will be available for purchase. Saturday, July 30 Rick Charette & the Bubble Gum Band will perform, as part of Casco Days, a free concert in Casco Days Park at 7 p.m. The concert will blend original contemporary pop music and lyrics with imaginative activities that generate all kinds of audience participation. The Naples Lions Club presents a Goldies Oldies Cruise aboard the Songo River Queen, featuring the Wrong Road rock band from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., rain or shine. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance (Lions Club members, Causeway Dairy Bar or Augustus Bove House) or $25 on cruise day. Sunday, July 31 The Summer Concert Series continues on the Village Green in Naples from 6 - 7 p.m. (inside Naples Methodist Church, if rain). This week’s concert will feature Milltown Roadshow, bluegrass and older country. Monday, August 1 The Poland Springs Preservation Society’s annual summer concert series, featuring The Accordion Warrior Gary Sredzienski, is held at the All Soul’s Chapel, Poland, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and program starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance at Maine State Building or $7.50 at the door. FMI: 998-4142. Tuesday, August 2 The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival presents, Schubert’s Trout, at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. Call 781-3202 for information on tickets or purchase online at

HARRISON — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival’s 44th season continues on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, with a program titled Schubert’s Trout. The popular and sublime “Trout” Quintet of Schubert is the centerpiece of this marvelous and diverse concert that also features the double bass and the piano fourhands. Widely-known as the summer’s highlight for many residents and visitors, this chamber music series runs for two more Tuesday evenings through Aug. 9. The concert opens with the brilliant Gran Duo by Bottesini featuring the double bass as an equal solo instrument to the violin. Then the mood changes quickly to Debussy’s beloved masterwork, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, transcribed by Ravel for piano four-hands. Turina’s dramatic piano trio adds another dimension to this evening’s musical journey that started in Italy, ending triumphantly in Germany with the Schubert “Trout” Quintet. Program: Schubert’s Trout BOTTESINI: Gran Duo for Violin and Bass DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun for Piano Four-Hands TURINA: Piano Trio No.

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Arts & Gallery 302 new guest Fairs & Festivals Crafts Friday, July 29 An open reception for oil and acrylic painter Gail Nathanson will be held at Gallery 302 (Main Street, Bridgton) from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30 The Annual Art Festival by Naples For The Arts will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Causeway. FMI: 954-610-1041, Rain date, Sunday, July 31. Edes Falls Sewing Circle Craft & Bake Sale is on the Village Green, Naples from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, August 4 The Summer Fair “The Lazy Days of Summer” will be held at the Lovell United Congregational church on Route 5 in Center Lovell from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be gifts, baked goods, produce, flowers, balsam fir pillows, jewelry and other treasures. Also lunch and a raffle. Saturday, August 6 Opening reception of “The House in the Landscape: A three-artist exhibit” at Hole in the Wall Studioworks in Raymond (Route 302), 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 12, features work by Wendy Newcomb, Karen Pettengill and Francine Schrock. Saturday, August 13 Metallurgist John Hildebran, maker of fine brass and bronze castings, will speak at the Hiram Community Center (14 Historical Ridge, Hiram) at 1:30 p.m.

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Gallery 302 in Bridgton is pleased to welcome oil and acrylic painter Gail Nathanson as Guest Artist from July 25 to Aug. 19. An opening reception will be held for the artist this Friday, July 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gallery. Gail currently resides in Hingham, Mass., where she has a studio and gallery. She is a representational painter, using color as a dominant feature in her work, with particular emphasis on how one color affects another on the canvas. Gail’s memories of summers spent in Bridgton are reflected in her landscape paintings of Maine. Gail grew up on the South Shore of Boston. After majoring in theater and set design as an undergraduate, she went on to study drawing at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University. She later studied black and white photography and film as a postgraduate student. She has con-

OXFORD — Young and old alike, come join the Uptown Cruizahs on Sunday, Aug. 7 for the 8th Annual Car Show! The show will again be held at the New Balance Factory Store on Route 26 in Oxford. This is a rain or shine event. There will be 23 classes from antique autos and street rods, to trucks and present day vehicles. There will be three awards in each class. Registration is from 7:30



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AND THEN WHAT DID SHE SAY is one of the works of oil and acrylic painter Gail Nathanson, who is the guest artist at Gallery 302 in Bridgton.



to 11 a.m. and the cost is $5 per car. As always, admission is free for spectators, but donations will be gratefully accepted. The show participants will vote in each class up to 12:30 p.m. and awards will be held at 2 p.m. Purchase a ticket for the Chinese Auction and you could be a winner! Throughout the day, club members will be busy providing fantastic food at a reasonable price. Music will be provided by Red Wing. So bring

your chairs and get comfortable and enjoy the beautiful vehicles. Proceeds from this event, as well as the club’s Monday cruise night at Tractor Supply in Oxford, will benefit local organizations such as Santa Visits Oxford, Maine Veterans’ Home activity fund, and Responsible Pet Care. For more information on the show or cruise nights, please call Les Wing at 8900870 or Dan Tripp at 7438073.



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Friday, July 29 Denmark Arts Center presents Miss Maybell & Slimpickin’s at 7:30 p.m. They are a musical duo from Jackson, New Hampshire with a unique rustic swing bordering on jug band. An eclectic range of sounds emerge from their delightful duet as they toy with kazoos, washboards, banjos, jugs, guitars and foot-stomping percussion. There is a $15 suggested admission. Saturday, July 30 Celebration Barn Theater presents Matt Wilson’s Great One-Man Commedia Epic, one man presents 14 characters and 1,000 catastrophes, 8 p.m. For tickets call 743-8452 or Friday, August 5 Celebration Barn Theater presents Jeff Wirth’s StoryBox, a playful, audience-driven adventure at 8 p.m. For tickets call 743-8452 or Saturday, August 6 Celebration Barn Theater presents Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show, a hilarious late-night TV show spoof at 8 p.m. For tickets call 743-8452 or


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Thursday – Saturday, July 28 – 30 The Annual Casco Days is located at Casco Day Park in Casco Village. BBQ, fireworks, pancake breakfast, road race and parade. FMI: or find them on Facebook, search for Casco Days. Thursday – Sunday, August 4 – 7 Sweden Days happenings over four days. Talent show, history walks, potluck supper and contra dance. FMI: visit or find them on Facebook.

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Friday, July 29 The Annual Turkey Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m at the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 454 McNeil Rd., Fryeburg Harbor (follow signs on Rte. 5 – between Fryeburg and Lovell). A supper of fresh-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, real mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, coffee/cold drink and homemade pies will be served buffet-style. Takeouts available. Adults are $9, children 5 - 12, $4, and children under 5 are free. The annual Casco Days Chicken BBQ Dinner starts at 5 p.m. outside the Community Center in Casco. Bring the family and join others for a delicious dinner to support your local fire departments. Adults are $9 and children are $6. The meal comes with BBQ chicken, corn, coleslaw, bread and a soda. There will be a performance by Bold Riley during the dinner. Saturday, July 30 A Benefit Breakfast for Project Graduation 2017 will be held at the Casco Village Church from 8 to 10 a.m. Stop by after the Casco Days Country Road Race. Don’t miss the annual, “always the last Saturday in July” Casco Days Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village. That means beans and hot dogs, chop suey and casseroles, salads, and homemade pies.  All for only $8 adults and $5 children 8 and under, $21 max for families with young children, and that includes rolls and beverages.  Nobody wants to cook on a hot Saturday night!  Beat the heat in the Village with friends, fun and flavorful fare! The Bridgton/Fryeburg Knights of Columbus will hold a barbecue beginning at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Church (South High Street) in Bridgton. The menu includes pulled pork and barbecue chicken, German potato salad, cole slaw, dessert, cold drinks and coffee. Cost: $12 in advance, $14 day of the supper. Call Tom at 468-1522 to reserve advance tickets. Tuesday, August 2 A North Waterford Congregational Church Public Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Featuring baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and strawberry shortcake, served buffet-style, “all you can eat” for $9/adults and children under 12 are $4.50. Located off Route 35, opposite Melby’s Market. All are welcome! Saturday, August 6 Bridgton Methodist Church will hold a Baked Bean & Hot Dog Supper with all the fixin’s including pies at 5 p.m. at their Main Street location in Bridgton. The cost will be $7 for adults and $3 for children. A Roast Beef Supper will be held at the Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge, Hiram at 5 p.m. $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12. There will be gluten-free options. Call 625-8074 for more information. Sunday, August 7 The Harrison Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Long Lake Park (next to the Village Tie-up). The menu includes pancakes (blueberry, chocolate chip and plain), sausage, French toast, juice and coffee. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 8 and over, free for children ages 8 and under. All you can eat. (A second breakfast will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21.) Wednesday, August 10 The Waterford Summer Breakfasts continue from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Wilkins Community House at the foot of Plummer Hill Road, next to the Waterford Congregational Church. A breakfast of freshly-baked muffins, eggs, pancakes, donuts, coffee, tea and orange juice and real Maine maple syrup will be served. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 - 10.

Entertainment & Concerts (Continued from Page 3B)

Thursday, August 4 Arts Jubilee presents Boogie Blues with vocalist and keyboard artist Victor Wainwright and his band, Wildroots, at 7 p.m. at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, N.H., rain or shine. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, kids 12 and under free. Saturday, August 6 Beatles For Sale, a New England Beatles tribute band will perform at Deertrees Theatre at 7:30 p.m. It will be a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies as accurate to original Beatles recordings as possible. Tickets are $25 (over age 15) or $15 for under age 15. Tickets available at Deertrees box office at 156 Deertrees Rd, Harrison or online at www. DAM JAM, featuring alternative music all day and an arts festival, 2:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Bicentennial Park in Denmark. The Jam benefits the Denmark Arts Center. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. Order at Sunday, August 7 The Summer Concert Series continues on the Village Green in Naples from 6 - 7 p.m. (inside Naples Methodist Church, if rain). This week’s concert will feature Steve Cee with 50s-60s and Country music. Monday, August 8 The Poland Springs Preservation Society’s annual summer concert series is held at the All Soul’s Chapel, Poland with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and program starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance at Maine State Building or $7.50 at the door. FMI: 207-998-4142. Tuesday, August 9 The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival presents, Windfest, at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. Call 781-3202 for information on tickets or purchase online at

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FRYEBURG Fri., Jul. 29 — Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Weston’s Farm Stand, River St. by the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg. LOVELL Thur., Jul. 28 — GLLT sponsored walk, The Bear Necessities, looking at bear sign along the Bishops Cardinal Trail, meet at kiosk, Horseshoe Pond Road, Lovell. 9:30 a.m.noon, Sat., Jul. 30 — Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, open 10 a.m.-noon. Sat., Jul. 30 — Stilt workshop, build your own/learn to use. For children 10 and up. Limit 10 children. $20 for materials, call library for details at 925-3177. Sat., July 30 — GLLT guided walk on Perky’s Path, 9:30 a.m. to noon, meet at the Flat Hill parking lot, Heald Pond Road. Mon., Aug. 1 — Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Center Lovell Firehouse. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to make appt., Sponsors: Lovell FD and Lovell Masons. Tues., Aug. 2 — The Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library in North Lovell presents author David Mornie on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 3 — GLLT sponsored talk on Wild Turkeys with Bonny Boatman, Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, 7:30 p.m. Thur., Aug. 4 — GLLT sponsored walk, Walk the Bounds, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meet behind Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. NAPLES Thur., Jul. 28 — Mah Jongg, 10 a.m., library. Thur., Jul. 28 — Cynthia Grimm, author talk and book signing, Snuggie Bear Goes to the Maine Wildlife Park, 6 p.m. at the library. Sat., Jul. 30 — Annual Art Festival by Naples For The Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Causeway. FMI: 954-610-1041, Rain date Sun. July 31. Sat., Jul. 30 — Golden Oldies Rock Dance Cruise, Songo River Queen w/The Wrong Road, live band. Tickets online or in person at dock or Causeway Dairy Bar. FMI: call Arlene, 693-6365. WATERFORD Thur., Jul. 28 — Summer Reading Program, free to all children. 11 a.m. Last for season. Thur., Jul. 28 — Book to Movie Night, 6 p.m., Soul Surfer, PG, free movie/popcorn. Snacks and dinner encouraged. Fri., Jul. 29 — Coffee Cafe, 9 a.m., library. AREA EVENTS Thur.-Sat., Jul. 28-30 — M&D Playhouse, Last Gas by John Cariani, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 7 p.m. Thurs, Fri, Sat. only. FMI: 603-7335275. Fri.-Sat., Jul. 29-30 — Summer Textile Retreat by Saco Valley Fiber Artists, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kick the Moon Farm, West Baldwin. Sat., Jul. 30 — Free community breakfast, Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street, Norway, 8-9 a.m., FMI: 461-3093. Sun., Jul. 31 — Concerts on the Hill, First Baptist Church of Paris, 3 p.m. Soloist Sarah Folsom from Ohio. $15 per person, 500 Paris Hill Road, South Paris. 754-7970.

(Continued from Page 2B) said. “Music mattered; it was a huge part of your life.” The acoustic duo of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins with Taylor Whiteside on fiddle and mandolin will open the evening with the early concert at 6 p.m. Bring your own seats and enjoy a picnic supper while listening to this valley talent. On Thursday, Aug. 4, the concert will feature the “Boogie Blues” of vocalist and keyboard artist, Victor Wainwright, accompanied by his band, the Wildroots. The Arts Jubilee concert series is a “rain or shine” event and the organization stresses that the venue at the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Mountain is simply the best and only choice for presenting the performance. The audience is advised to come prepared as they would to any outdoor event knowing that a brief pop-up shower is not unusual, and unless there is severe weather, the concert will not be canceled. Along with bringing your own seating, having an umbrella and protection from damp ground is part of the recommended outdoor gear. Headline concerts begin at 7 p.m. Beverages and food available on the Deck at Zip’s Pub with a full view of the stage. Picnic suppers are permitted, but no alcohol, please. Provide your own seating with a blanket or lawn chairs. Admission is family friendly: adults are $10, seniors $8, students $5 and kids 12 and under are free. Arts Jubilee is a nonprofit organization with support from area corporate sponsors, private donations, and grants. 

ART OF BERNARD LANGLAIS will be the topic of a First Friday program on Aug. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the CEBE Gallery, located at 447 Main Street in Norway.

First Friday: ‘Meeting Bernard’ (Continued from Page 3B) celebrated animals from the jungle, forest, farm and fantasy. “Mrs. Noah” is one of six pieces installed at Shepard’s Farm Preserve, a 20-acre high ridge of land donated to the Western Foothills Land Trust by Taoist Tai Chi, 6:30 p.m.., Bridgton Community Center. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. Adult Volleyball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. Al-Anon Bridgton, 7 p.m. Newcomers Meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open Meeting, St. Joseph Catholic Church. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. WEDNESDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Crafty Critters, 9 a.m. to noon, Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 5832241. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 1-3 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Commnity Room, Harrison. Over 40 Pickleball, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI: 583-2241. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pickleball, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Gym. FMI: 627-4187. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. THURSDAYS AA Step-Meeting, 9 a.m., Step Sisters 6 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Tai Chi Maine, set practice, 10 a.m., Town Hall, North High St., Bridgton. The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Casco/Naples Senior Meal Site, noon, Casco Fire Station.

the Detert Family in 2010. “Owl,” “Cat,” “Birds,” “Bird Houses” and “Bird in Flight” also appear to guard the landscape that is open to the public for recreation. In addition, “Painted Horse” and “Painted Cow,” are installed at Roberts Card games before, bingo after. FMI: 627-4044. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Free Community Kettle Supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 5 to 8 p.m., Town Hall, Bridgton. All equipment provided free. 7 tables. Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Open Meeting, Naples Town Hall. NA Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. FRIDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Charlotte Hobbs Library, Lovell. Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1-5 p.m., Rte. 117, just outside

Farm in Norway. Several smaller wall reliefs, which usually grace the walls of the warming hut at Roberts Farm, will be on display at CEBE for this First Friday event. The talk and reception are free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. of Village. Free Beginners Spanish Class, 3 to 4 p.m. downstairs, Bridgton Library. Over 40 Men’s Basketball, 4 p.m., Brownfield/Denmark School. SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Center back side of parking lot. Sebago Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. to noon, Warming Hut, Rte. 114, Sebago, next to Nazarene Church. AA Meeting, O/BB/D/A/L, 7 to 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St., Lovell. Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St., Lovell. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church.

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BRIDGTON Thur., Jul. 28 — Bingo, St. Joseph Church, South High Street. doors open 5:30 p.m. Early birds at 6:30 p.m. Regular play at 7 p.m. Sat., Jul. 30 — Gigantic Yard Sale, Grace Christian Church, Pinhook Rd. off Rte. 107, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon., Aug. 1 and Thurs., Aug. 4 — Tri-County Support Group, community Center, 10 a.m. Mon., Aug. 1 to Fri., Aug. 5 — Free lunch for youth 18 years and under at Highland Lake Beach at noon; Sawyer Circle at 12:15 p.m.; Woods Pond Beach at 12;30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 2 — COPD Support Group, Community Center, 1 p.m. Tues., Aug. 2 — Pokemon Club, Community Center, 3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 3 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, Gazebo behind Rite Aid, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 3 — Bible Study, Community Center, 6:30 p.m. Thur., Aug. 4 — Bingo, St. Joseph Church, South High Street. doors open 5:30. Early birds at 6:30. Regular play at 7 p.m. Thur., Aug. 4 — Rotary Club meeting, Community Center, 7:15 a.m. Fri., Aug. 5 — Dr. Rob Sanford, author of “Reading Rural Landscapes,” to speak at Maine Lake Science Center, 10 a.m. Sat., Aug 6 — LEA walking tour of residential conservation practices, 95 Woods Pond Dr., 9:30 a.m. Sat., Aug. 6 — Computer Fundamentals Training Class, Community Center, 10 a.m. Register, 6473116. Sat., Aug. 6 — Gamers for Christ, Community Center, 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 7 — New Heights Baptist Church morning service, 10 a.m., Community Center, afternoon service at 12:45 p.m. Mon., Aug. 8 — Memory Mondays, support group dementia/memory loss caregivers, 6 p.m, Bridgton Health Care. Wed., Aug. 10 — Bridgton Community Band Concert, Gazebo behind Rite Aid, 7:30 p.m. Birthday cake served after. CASCO Wed., Aug 10 — Antique & Collectible Appraisals, 5 p.m, Raymond/Casco Historial Museum, Rte. 302, Casco. DENMARK Fri., Jul. 29 — Moderate hike — Burnt Meadow Mountain, Brownfield, Maine. Meet at the Denmark Congregational Church at 8:00 am FMI: 7562247 Sat., Jul. 30 — Poetry Night w/visiting Poets-in-Residence, 7:30 p.m. $15 suggested, Denmark Arts Center. Sun., Jul. 31 — Denmark Historical Society, program by Carolyn Grimm, discussion on “Voices of Pondicherry”, 2-5 p.m., Centennial Hall. Wed., Aug. 10 — Archive Night, check out scrapbooks, research family history, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. HARRISON Thur., Jul. 28 — Free community dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., United Parish Church for residents of North Bridgton and Harrison, spaghetti/American chop suey, bread and dessert. Thur., Jul. 28 — Youth Night, ages 10-15, 6-9 p.m. Come and enjoy a variety of games, fun, music, or simply socialize and meet new friends. Parent signature required at the Caswell Conservancy Center, 42 Main Street. Fri., Jul. 29 — Coffee Call. 8 - 10 a.m. Open to all, enjoy coffee and a donut. Donations accepted at Caswell Conservancy Center. Wed., Aug. 3 — Historical Society Museum open, Haskell Hill Rd., 1-4 p.m. FMI: 5832213. Thur., Aug. 4 — Youth Night, ages 10-15, 6-9 p.m. Come and enjoy a variety of

Sun., Jul. 31 — Kevin Hancock speaks on Not for Sale – Finding Center in the land in Crazy Horse, 2:30 p.m. Bell Hill Meetinghouse, Otisfield. Sun., Jul. 31 — Finnish American Heritage Society Open House, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St., West Paris. Sat.,Aug. 6 — Free community breakfast, Norway Grange Hall, Whitman Street, Norway, 8-9 a.m., FMI: 461-3093. Sat., Aug 6 — Community Casserole supper at 5:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 50 Main Street, East Sumner. FMI: 388-2667/388-2263. Sun., Aug. 7 — Finnish American Heritage Society Open House, 2-4 p.m., 8 Maple St., West Paris. Sun., Aug. 7 — Uptown Cruizahs’ annual Car Show at New Balance Factory Store, Rte. 26, Oxford. Registration 7:30 to 11 a.m. Voting 12:30 p.m.




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Catching my breath

Well, I’m sorry I haven’t been in the paper lately but I’ve been in the hospital. I was there for six days, three of which I was in ICU. I am home now recuperating from a severe case of bronchitis. I couldn’t breathe. I guess it was my smoking days catching up with me. I quit smoking in 1997-98. From my perspective, quit now and hopefully save your lungs, or don’t even start. It’s no fun feeling like you can’t catch your breath. Really scary stuff! The Edes Falls Sewing Circle summer sale will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green at the Village Green Summer Fest. We will have hand-knit and sewn items, bake sale and raffle of an afghan and lap robe to be drawn off in November at our HO!HO!HO! Sale. The Summer Concert on the Green will be Sunday, July 31, with the Milltown Roadshow, offering bluegrass and older country music. Time is 6 to 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the vestry of the Naples Methodist Church. Bring your chairs, blankets, supper, kids, friends, visitors, relax and unwind from the weekend.    Don’t forget, this is Casco Days Weekend — a chance to catch up with old friends and schoolmates, while helping out the Fire Department and Rescue. Join the fun, enjoy the midway, fireworks and, of course, the huge parade on Saturday. I did see the Fourth of July fireworks in Naples — a splendid affair. Lots of new ones in the display. It was most impressive this year. Thank you for that.   I hope everyone is having a great summer.

Join ‘Safe Sitter’ class in August NORWAY — Sign up for the upcoming Safe Sitter® Class offered by Stephens Memorial Hospital Family Birthplace. The class will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Office Building (193 Main Street, Norway). Safe Sitter® is a national organization founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician, Dr. Patricia A. Keener, after a colleague’s 18-month-old choked to death while under an adult sitter’s care. The program is a medically-accurate, hands-on instructional program designed for young adolescents that teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Stephens Memorial Hospital has four Safe Sitter Certified instructors that offer classes during school vacations. Safe Sitters learn: Infant & child CPR, choking procedure, safety for the sitter, how to call for emergency help, babysitting business skills, basic child care skills, and how to entertain children and keep them safe. The classes are geared for students 11 years and older. The fee for the class is $50. A scholarship in the amount of $15 is available upon request. For information and registration for your son, daughter, or your babysitter, call 7431562, ext. 6951. There are still openings in all classes, call today to register.

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Library to hold open house Brick Church Concert Dan Moore: The Brick Church has another great concert coming up on Thursday, July 28 — longtime performer Dan Moore. Dan is another that can make music from his keyboard make people sit up and take notice. He will be bringing a couple of his pals, Rick Gordan on sax and Brian Hathaway on bass, along for the ride. These three have been making music together at the Mt. Washington Hotel for eons. I guess practicing together that long they probably finally got it right. Add some musical experiments on the harpsichord and you have one dandy night of music. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Lewis Dana Hill Library Open House: The Lewis Dana Hill Library will be holding their open house on Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Lion Clubs Hall. Guest speaker David Morine is no stranger to the folks in Lovell, having been guest speaker in any hall large enough to hold his fans. A conservationist first led him to become a writer. In his role of a conservationist, he headed The Nature Conservancy. In this position, he was successful in the preservation of over three million acres of some of the finest land in the United States. It was because of his love of the land and rivers he wrote many of his books. You’ll always find humor in anything that Dave does. His first book, Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist led to many others including his Two Coots in a Canoe in 2009. This tale of two men canoeing down the Connecticut

Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 River was a hoot to rhyme with coot. Isn’t that cute. Greater Lovell Land Trust Wild Turkeys: The Greater Lovell Land Trust Natural History programs continue with Bonnie Boatman on Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. The topic of the evening will be about wild turkeys and I quote, are not Just Big Chickens. Bonnie will bring the turkey to life and you’ll learn more about the gobblers. GLLT Guided Program: This should really be an interesting walk on Aug. 4, which will show one of the pieces of properties protected by the Greater Lovell Land Trust. It is suggested you bring a snack and meet at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library to carpool to the site. The time line is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Degree of difficulty: moderate. Don’t forget water and bug spray. United Church Lazy Days of Summer: The United Church of Christ Lazy Days of Summer will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of great things on display from gifts, baked goods, treasures, books, produce and flowers. There will be lunch so you can shop till you drop into a chair for lunch. P.S. the church Thrift Shop will be open for $2 a bag.

Naples Library author series NAPLES — The Summer Author Series at Naples Public Library includes book signings and discussions. All authors found on Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m., Cynthia Grimm, “Snuggie Bear Goes to the Maine Wildlife Park.” Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., Derek Volk, “Chasing the Rabbit; A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum.” Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Beverly Lessard, “Are You Emotionally Ready to Retire?” Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m., Anne Britting Oleson, “Book of the Mandolin Player.” Thursday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m., Marilyn Seguin, “Hidden History of the Sebago Lakes Region.” Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m., Joyce Lovely, “Ice Cream, Gasmasks & God.”

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Vacation bible school WINDHAM — Cornerstone Assembly of God on 48 Cottage Road in Windham will be holding a Vacation Bible School each evening on Aug. 8-12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The theme will be “The Need of a New Beginning.” Various holidays will be used to share this theme. There will be crafts, games and snacks. Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited. For more information please call 415-2879. 9/11 Memorial Service Mark your calendars: On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 Windham Assembly of God will be hosting a community 9/11 Memorial Service at 6 p.m. to commemorate the 15-year anniversary of that fateful day. The church will be inviting and honoring local first responders and 911 dispatchers, and remembering those who were lost that day. The service will include the Presentation of Colors by local Boy Scouts, as well as special speaker, Ray Gough, who was a first responder at Ground Zero. Light refreshments will be served for all to enjoy at the end of the one-hour program. Windham Assembly of God is located at 1051 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. For more information, please contact Windham Assembly of God at 892-2238, Cornerstone Assembly of God at 415-2879 or Hope Fellowship at 2336086. All first responders are welcome to attend. It is open to the public.

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Alyssa and Robert Edson II of Conway, N.H. have a daughter, Skye Marie Edson, born on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:23 a.m. at Bridgton Hospital. Grandparents: Joyce Beaudoin of Lovell, Dana Edson of Fryeburg and Tracy Menard of Conway, N.H. Great-grandparent: Karen Menard of Conway, N.H.

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Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Junior Singles (under 17). As this is a very popular tournament, entries must be in by Aug. 2 and will be accepted on a first-come, first-play basis. If you plan to play, please allow time for the entire tournament just in case. You can contact Tournament Director Gary Heroux at 925-1001 or if you can’t reach Gary, call co-director Eliott Lilien at 925-2828. For the Junior Manager, call Jim Carty at 647-8478. Summer Reading Club Celebration: The Charlotte Hobbs Library Reading club will have a great time on Aug. 5 with a celebration. There will be fun with the Bouncy Castle and refreshments. See you there at 10 a.m. Historical Society Dinner Fundraiser: Neale and Louisa Attenborough and family graciously have offered to open their home for a catered dinner on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. The Attenboroughs have recently restored their Lake Kezar home, formerly the Garcelon family home. As there is limited seating, reservations should be made early. To reserve a $100 ticket, e-mail Proceeds will benefit the Lovell Historical Society.

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House in the Landscape: A three-artist exhibit RAYMOND — “The House In The Landscape: A three-artist exhibit” at Hole In The Wall Gallery takes place Aug. 6 through Sept. 12. Wendy Newcomb has been with Hole In the Wall Gallery for over 18 years. If you are not familiar with Wendy’s paintings, my guess is that you’ve seen her paintings on several L.L. Bean catalogue covers. A recurring theme in her work is the way light falls upon objects creating patterns and reflections. There is an intimacy in her landscapes and houses… you’d like to be in that place. Karen Pettengill is new to Hole In The Wall Gallery, but not to the Maine art scene. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries all across Maine. She is a signature member of the Pastel Painters of Maine. For this exhibit, she has produced several new paintings in oil. “Roads and trails have

become a part of my recent landscapes, as well as New England style buildings with the simplest architecture. For me these dwellings have great presence and are representative of the resolute people who built and lived in them for generations,” she said. Francine Schrock has been painting and showing her work in galleries in Maine, and across the United States, ever since she graduated from MECA (Maine College Of Art). She enjoys the challenge of capturing atmospheric differences in her landscapes. “My work is about the spirit of place. My primary interest is in capturing those intangible qualities that define and give life to a certain place or thing,” she said.  Besides exhibiting her work in galleries, she is a muralist, and has completed several mural commissions at assisted living facilities in

‘NEIGHBORS,’ oil on panel, 12”x12” by artist Wendy A. Newcomb will be part of a three-artist exhibit at Hole in the Wall Gallery Aug. 6 to Sept. 12. (Photo by Jay York) Maine.  Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet The public is invited to the artists, view their work, attend the opening reception while you enjoy refreshof this exhibit on Saturday, ments. Also, browse the

‘ALMOST HOME,” oil on canvas, 12”x12”, by Francine Schrock. handcraft collections. Hole In The Wall Gallery is located on Route 302 in Raymond. Hours are 10 a.m.

to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 655-4952 or e-mail

Diane Scott showing at Harvest Gold CENTER LOVELL — Harvest Gold Gallery is thrilled to exhibit the work of local painter Diane Scott. Scott loves to paint landscapes and town scenes in oil: always plein air. An impressionistic painter, Scott moved from Canada to New England and became a full-time painter in 1996. Scott received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Herts College of Art and Design in St. Albans, England in 1985. SKI WHEELERS by Diane Scott is on exhibit at Harvest She continued on to study at the North River Arts Society Gold Gallery in Center Lovell.

under John Kilroy for six years. She has taught various workshops to demonstrate her distinctive style of oils. Her extensive list of accolades includes Juror’s Awards from the Cape Cod Art Association and Best Marine Painting awards from the North River Arts Society. Scott says that her paintings, “take on a life of their own” during the creation process. Often beginning her work plein air (outside, painting what is seen at that moment), Scott tries to get

See a facinating foundry program HIRAM — Metallurgist John Hildebran, maker of fine brass and bronze castings, talks about the fascinating foundry business on

Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hiram Community Center (14 Historical Ridge, Hiram). The Hiram Historical

Society business meeting will be held at 1 p.m. John Hildebran founded New England Castings in Hiram in 1984 and is current-

ly the proprietor of Hildebran Designs in Brownfield. The castings he makes cover a huge range of items from sleek industrial parts, intricate decorative objects, and historic replicas such as the delicate cap of the Boston Post Cane — a promotion by the Boston Post newspaper in which it sent canes to all towns in New England in 1907 to honor their oldest citizens, a tradition that many towns still observe. The Hiram Historical Society is meeting in other venues while refurbishing the interior of Great Ossipee Museum (20 Historical Ridge, Hiram), funded in part by a competitive grant from the Maine Humanities Council. Programs are free and open to the public. Light refreshments. For more information, call 625-4762.

a good base of form and color, and understanding of the movement of the subject matter. Once this is done, she takes her work inside to finish it up! This is where the piece comes to life through Scott’s use of rich color and painterly brush strokes. Trying to attain photorealism limits the impact a painting can have on a viewer, Scott argues. In getting lost in replicating exact details, you can lose the feelings and memories that the art should be able to convey.
            “My paintings reflect my excitement to be in the field through expressive brushwork and heightened color,” Scott says. “Higgledy piggledy” scenes of urban and rural life alike are complemented so well by warm splashes of color — which help to

introduce the joy of this earth back into the image. Her vibrant colors and highly visible brushstrokes are reminiscent of the old impressionist masters, and are rather a unique find in modern art and design. Visit Harvest Gold Gallery and peruse their large collection of Diane Scott’s work! Some of Scott’s artwork is also being shown at Arabica Coffee on Free Street in Portland. Harvest Gold is open daily and is located just past the Center Lovell Market at 1082 Main Street. For more information on Scott, Harvest Gold’s partnership with Arabica, or the gallery in general, call 925-6502 or check the gallery’s website at

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Music and arts festival celebrates 5th year DENMARK — It started off as an ambitious dream: an all-day music and arts festival in the small, picturesque town of Denmark. Now in its fifth year, the DAM JAM has become a staple event for the Denmark Arts Center and its patrons from across greater Maine, the Lake Region and beyond. Since the festival’s inception in 2012, the DAM JAM has presented top alternative rock bands, interactive community art projects, and delicious local food for all to enjoy at Denmark’s Bicentennial Park, which sits on the southernmost end of beautiful Moose Pond, right next to the Moose Pond Dam. The 2016 DAM JAM is bigger and better than ever, thanks to new Denmark Arts Center directors Cookie Harrist and Delaney McDonough, and their growing volunteer team! The festivities kick off on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2:30 p.m. and the

fun will keep rolling until 10:30 p.m. As always, bring your dancing shoes and swimming suits (the town beach is right around the corner), and ready yourself for new festival highlights such as an all-new funky craft fair and performances by Portland juggler, Janoah Bailin. The highlight of the DAM JAM is, of course, the music. This year, the Denmark Arts Center collaborated with co-producer of New York’s renowned Winter Jazzfest, Adam Schatz, to present a killer lineup of bands from near and far, all offering their own unique twist on contemporary rock, pop and jazz music. Returning to the DAM JAM is Portland-­based post­ rock group Ada (formerly Butcher Boy), who promise to bring their colorful jazz chords, spacious textures, and warped + electric dynamics. Other bands include: The Westerlies, an NYC-­based

Bridgton arts raffle This year, the Bridgton Arts and Crafts is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition in memory of Pam Allen. To enter, members of the Bridgton Arts & Crafts Society made table runners that are currently displayed in the store, which is located on Depot Street in Bridgton. Each table runner has a number associated with it. Customers will vote on their favorite table runner with a donation ($1 for each ticket) that will go to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. All proceeds will go to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. At the end of the season, votes will be counted and a table runner winner will be chosen. Everyone that voted for the first place table runner will have their tickets put in a bucket and one winner will be pulled. The Society will do this for second and third place, as well. The top three table runners will be sent to the winners if they are not local. The fundraiser began on July 1 and will run until the end of September 2016. Come in and choose your favorite table runner.

brass ensemble, a hybrid sound that is both, “folk­like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music); self-proclaimed, “tropical apocalypse band,” Cantina, the brainchild of Renata Zeiguer made possible by the accompaniment of a team of musical wizards; and Big Thief, an emotional rollercoaster of lifting narratives, lyrical storytelling and fuzzy guitars. Headliners TEEN and Landlady will turn the jam into a dance party with their upbeat and electric performances that solidify the groups as New York bands on-­the-­rise. Led by Adam Shatz himself, Landlady boldly disrupts the notion of genre and reveals the soulful and continually resonating work of Schatz and its other core band members. Compared to rock and roll juggernauts like The Band and Talking Heads, Landlady merges vast skill, a bend toward experimentation, and a proven belief that songs can be a true extension of the human experience. TEEN’s music is reflective and embodies a melodic

psych pop feel with the sound of post­ millennial R&B that uniquely “value[s] the space and moments of quiet within songs just as much as the loud explosive parts.” Consisting of sisters Teeny, Lizzie and Katherine Lieberson and honorary sister Boshra AlSaadi, they explore, “the disharmony and empowerment that both sexuality and spirituality can create within the modern woman’s psyche.” As always, there will be plenty of food and drink to keep everyone fueled throughout the day. Beth’s Kitchen Café of Bridgton will be serving up their wholesome, home-style food sure to fill your belly, your heart, and your soul. Standard Gastropub, also of Bridgton and Wicked Good Truck of Portland also join in on the fun again this year. Local organic farms Patch of Denmark and Black Mountain of Sweden will supply festival-goers with delicious veggies and beautiful flowers to bring home. The DAM JAM wouldn’t be complete without its famous Beer Garden, brought to you by the o­ ne­and­

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Reflecting on a historic dash as a lifetime of racing nears end Editor’s Note: The Rev. Dr. George F. Dole and the organizers of the Dole 3-Miler submitted the following article about the upcoming race and George’s reflections on a lifetime of running. FRYEBURG — The Third Annual Dole 3-Miler — — takes place on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 8 a.m. on the Mountain Division Trail, starting at the Visitor’s Center in Fryeburg (off Route 302). Organized by the Fryeburg New Church Assembly, a Swedenborgian Church Camp on the right bank of the Saco River, just across the road from the Fryeburg Mountain Division Trailhead, this race is the namesake of the Rev. Dr. George F. Dole, theologian, lifelong runner, and a native of Fryeburg. In organizing this race, rather than create another traditional 5K, the slightly shorter three miles was chosen to celebrate George’s serendipitous participation in one of the most famous sporting events in world history — Roger Bannister’s historic Four-Minute Mile. George, who had been a strong half-miler at Yale,

PHOTO FROM THE SCRAPBOOK — The start of the race with Roger Bannister. George is in the pole position on the right. was then a graduate stu- time of running. Reluctant dent at Oxford University as ever to focus on himin England. He had recently self, what follows is what won the prestigious one- George shared. mile race for Oxford against MIND AND MILING Cambridge, earning him As the gap between my the invitation to participate intentions and my perforin the now legendary May mance widens, I find myself 6, 1954 one-mile race that reflecting more and more would be the first successful on the mental side of midattempt by a human to run a dle-distance running. The mile in under four minutes. mile provides the ideal Now 85 years old, template, with its neat diviGeorge has hinted that the sion into four quarters. In 2016 Dole 3-Miler may be the Bannister mile, Chris his last race. Hearing that, Brasher was pacemaker for race organizers thought it is the first half (and another an appropriate time to ask 220). The plan was to run George to reflect on his life- the first quarter in 57 sec-

onds. Experience had taught the trio that anything slower than that would build into a time debt that would be virtually impossible to overcome, and anything faster would build up a similar stamina debt. Brasher ran the first quarter in 57 seconds, and Bannister remarked later that he had been so psyched that he would have run it disastrously fast and been totally spent after three quarters. It seems remarkable that Brasher could hit the mark so precisely, but any experienced middledistance runner can do the same. I recall a particularly vicious workout when the coach wanted me to run four 60-second quarters within a space of 10 minutes, and I had no trouble building up a slight “credit balance” so that I could start the fourth quarter with just one minute to go. Each quarter, of course, felt different, because the fatigue was mounting, but at some level I “knew” what a 60-second quarter was. That sense is delicate. It requires close attention to the signals your body is sending you — legs especially, of course, but also breathing, stomach, and

WARMING UP — The Rev. Dr. George Dole warms up at last year’s Dole 3 Miler held in Fryeburg. This year’s race is set for Aug. 6. This is objectively upper body. Through most of the race, you can acceler- undeniable, but objectivity ate quite readily for strategic doesn’t just happen autoreasons, but the amount of matically. It is cultivated by energy necessary to sustain repeated practice, by havthat pace mounts incremen- ing subjective impressions tally. DOLE, Page 3C

Race: A real guessing game

Colcord Pond from the summit of Devil’s Den Mountain, Porter.

At Devil’s Den Devil’s Den Mountain (1,185-feet elevation) is a low mountain in Porter that the Denmark Mountain Hikers have climbed twice over the years. The mountain has an open ledge at the summit that provides fine views of Colcord Pond, nearby Bald Ledge, and other peaks to the west and north. The natural feature that bears the Devil’s Den name is a deep, wide crack in the face of the ledge, located just north of the overlook ledge. I’ve not been able to find out how this mountain came by its name nor when it was done, but suspect that the origin goes back to when the first settlers moved into this area. Steve Pinkham, in his Mountains of Maine – Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names (2009), added only that, “Most other Devil’s Dens in New England are rocky ravines, but this one actually refers to a small mountain.” Pinkham goes on to say, “At one time, a country road passed on the north side of this mountain and was known locally as the Devil’s Cart Road.” In addition to the Devil’s Den in Porter, there are numerous natural features that are named after the Devil in Maine and in New Hampshire, as well. There are at least two Devil’s Den Mountains — one in Alton, N.H. and the one in Porter. There was much more emphasis on theology when this part of the country was being settled by Europeans and biblical metaphors illuminated all aspects of life then. Where there was light and beauty, there was the beautiful God. Where there was darkness and danger, there lurked the Devil. Like us, people of the past used their imaginations to interpret the world around them. Theological naturalists like Hadley saw “the Almighty setting the vast earth rolling like a sea…” For better or for worse, God was the Prime Mover. Those settlers and explorers who were steeped in stories of Lucifer and his minions often viewed crags, caves, and clefts as the homes of the Prince of Darkness. These natural features appeared foreboding and dangerous, and living on the edge of civilization it was easy to view the encircling forests as dark places full of wild beasts and evil spirits. Mountains and especially the craggy and often confusing ravines leading into them were real navigational hazards. Dead ends and natural traps could cost a traveler precious time and turn a casual trip into a deadly situation. It’s certainly easy to imagine cartographers being dramatic to warn travelers, and settlers telling tall tales about Satan to warn precocious children and pretentious newcomers of actual danger. There is no trailhead parking for the Devil’s Den, nor a trailhead kiosk or trail marker. I recommend parking at the “four corners” on Norton Hill Road and hiking west 0.6

(Photo by Jonathan Weld)

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Denmark Mountain Hiker Dylan DiMartino in the maw of Devil’s Den, Porter. (Photo by Judy Hatch) miles where the trail to the summit starts in the yard of an active working farm with greenhouses and gardens. Access to the trail and at the summit is with the permission of the landowners and hikers are asked to respect their property and courtesy. The summit trail is a grassy two-track called Snake Road that starts next to the greenhouses. The owner of the summer place on the summit uses the road to drive to his camp, and it is gated partway up the mountain. As the road/trail approaches the top of the hill there is a fork and then a large open field to an open ledge overlook. The “Devil’s Den” is DEVIL’S DEN, Page 3C

By David Eddy The fourth race of the Lake Region Tuesday Night Series was a guessing game. Success in sailboat racing is largely a matter of making the least mistakes. If you race sailboats, you learn that perfection does not exist. Get used to it! The fourth Tuesday night race was an exercise in guesswork — in other words, difficult. All day the wind was strong and from the north, veering a bit northwest as it often does following a cold front. Might be too much air, but better than no air at all. However, as the time to get out on the course drew near, the wind moderated and swung further west. The race would be clockwise, not counterclockwise as is typical. Once more the starting sequence, complete with cannon blast, went off like clockwork. Off went the early boats, sailing mostly on port tack as that was favored, especially when the wind shifted left in the gusts. It was obvious to do port tack, but when to do starboard? With the first leg close to the western shore, the breeze was coming over the treetops and dropping onto the lake with little wave build, and

little notice of the strength of the breeze visible on the water. Blasts of air were descending unannounced and threatening to flatten the nonattentive sailor. With the large shifts and variable pressure, boat positions changed constantly, and at the first mark it was Rob Knowles in the lead with David Eddy close behind. Jerry Guyot had a fine leg, coming around in third position, with a pile of boats on his tail. The second leg was a broad reach with the lulls going to a beam reach. Those who decided to set spinnaker seemed to go well, although it was tricky work and a collapsed kite was not uncommon. At the gybe mark, the breeze went west and leg number three was a close reach with all dropping their chutes. Eddy legged out, but Guyot was still doing well, and Bean’s Rampage was in a tug-ofwar with Rob Knowles on his Capri 22. At the last mark Eddy made the turn first with a goodly lead over a pack of following sailboats. Once again selecting the right tack to be on was difficult, and those who made errors fell back several positions at the finish. It was Eddy and crew LR SAILING, Page 3C

PERRY’S SAKONNET, photo by Mary Build.

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CASCO DAYS COUNTRY RUN The 38th annual Casco Days Country Run takes place on Saturday, July 30, at 9:30 a.m. The race is sponsored by Hancock Lumber Company. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Day of race registration will be accepted starting at 7:30 to 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 preregistered. Entry donation to the Casco Fire Association:
 $25 now through race day. Register online at the Casco Days website: 5K TROT FOR AUTISM The Margaret Murphy Center 5K Trot for Autism will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m. at the Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston. Register at http://www. or Registration opens at 8 a.m. Entry fee: $20 before July 25, $25 day of the race. WALKING TOWARD A PAIN-FREE FUTURE The Fourth Annual Walking Toward a Pain-Free Future, to raise awareness for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11:15, starting from the Bridgton Community Center. A bake sale starts at 9 a.m. in front of Oberg Agency (Main Street) followed by a raffle drawing at 10:45 and a butterfly release at the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge in Pondicherry Park at 11 a.m. To register, go to For more information, contact Rosemary Wiser at or 207-756-9464. DOLE 3-MILER The Dole 3 Miler is Saturday, Aug. 6 beginning at 8 a.m. starting at the Visitor’s Center off Route 302 in Fryeburg and proceeding along the Mountain Division Rail Trail. The race is a project of the Fryeburg New Church Assembly, and the Fryeburg New Church in celebration of the life and loves of Fryeburg native, Rev. Dr. George F. Dole. Pick up your race materials on Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fryeburg New Church Assembly, 84 Main Street, Fryeburg, or on Race Day, Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the Visitor’s Center. MAINE STATE TRIATHLON BETHEL – For the first time at any Maine triathlon, no single-use plastic bottles will be used at the 25th Annual Maine State Triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7 in Bethel. Athletes competing in the event, presented by Oxford Networks, will receive a reusable, BPA-free water bottle compliments of event sponsor Androscoggin Valley Hospital. The bottles will be filled with clear Maine water.  “The Bethel Area Chamber’s efforts at making our events more sustainable include increased composting of food waste and recycling efforts to keep as much waste out of landfills as possible,” stated Robin Zinchuk, executive director. “By eliminating disposable bottles from our triathlon we are potentially keeping 500-plus plastic bottles out of the waste stream.” For complete information and to register for this sprint distance tri, 750-meter swim, a 24-kilometer bike, 5.8-kilometer run, visit TOUR DE LOVELL The 11th annual Tour de Lovell bicycle race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 8 a.m. starting at the New Suncook School, located on Route 5. The road (performance racing bicycles) and touring (mountain-comfort bicycles) compete in a 21.6-mile

QUICK START by a group of youngsters last week at the Sebago Days Family Fun Run kids’ sprint. (Rivet Photo) course. Registration is $30 before Aug. 5, and $35 after. The Kids’ Tour (under age of 14, all bicycles) is a fivemile race, starting immediately after the Tour pack leaves. Cost is $5, and $10 after Aug. 5. Register online at: www. First 50 Tour & Road registrants receive a Tour de Lovell t-shirt. 
 Tour de Lovell is a fundraising event for Lovell Recreation Department programs, equipment and facilities.  This not-for-profit organization serves the western Maine towns of Lovell, Stoneham, Sweden, Stow, Fryeburg and Chatham, N.H.

 The 21.6-mile course starts at the New Suncook School and travels north on Route 5 and turns right onto Route 5A for a scenic climb with breathtaking views of the White Mountains. Cyclists return to Route 5 at Center Lovell (approximately five miles into the Tour) and will then be challenged by four long winding hills in the rural forested farmland of North Lovell.  The turnaround is near the Stoneham town line and cyclists return on Route 5 through Center Lovell and over Christian Hill to the finish at the New Suncook School. GREAT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE The ninth annual Great Adventure Challenge takes place on Saturday, Aug. 20 beginning at 9 a.m. (registration at Shawnee Peak Ski resort closes at 8:30 a.m.) The Great Adventure Challenge is a one of a kind triathlon event that combines kayaking (2.5 miles on Moose Pond), mountain biking (16+ miles) and concludes with a two-mile dash/hike up and down Pleasant Mountain This event is to benefit individuals with intellectual disabilities 
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Morrison Center Fundraising Committee for the purpose of providing opportunities to adults with mental retardation and Autism. The Challenge can be done by either individuals or by teams. Registration fee is $60 for singles and $150 for teams (two or three members). Registration fee is nonrefundable after Aug. 14. Team rosters need not be finalized until race day at the close of registration. All competitors must be 17 years of age or older. (Proof of age may be required) For more information, contact Rob at gachallenge@ or (207) 647-5298 or go to the website: FIT 4 DUTY 5K The Fit 4 Duty 5K will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. at Windham High School. Net proceeds benefit the Rick Duncanson Memorial Scholarship Fund (These efforts are in honor of Lt. Rick Duncanson, a 26-year veteran of the Windham Fire and Rescue Departments who died unexpectedly in December 2012). The event is open to all runners and nonrunners. Divisions include: Public Safety Team Challenge (four runners per team, no team limit from one town or district, at least two members must be members of public service), Civilian Team (four members per team), and Family/Stroller Division. Awards also go to top finishers and age category winners. Registration: $25 per runner preregistration online until midnight, Aug. 15 or $30 day of the race. Register online at NAPLES CAUSEWAY 5K The Naples Causeway 5K will be held on Sunday, Aug. RACES, Page 4C 207-693-7000 e-mail:



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Naples – Truly an opportunity to own your dream vacation home. This unit is meticulously and lovingly-cared-for and offers a multitude of amenities. Deeded boat slip, Brandy Pond ROW. $249,900. Nancy Hanson, 207-838-8301 (MLS 1271811)


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July 28, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3C

Devil’s Den

Dole 3-Miler

(Continued from Page 1C) a short distance to the right of the overlook ledge, and the total distance from the trailhead is about 0.6 miles. There are nice views from the summit ledges of Colcord Pond and Bald Ledge, and the short side trip to the ravine on the side of the mountain (the Devil’s Den) is interesting. Even with such a foreboding name, Devil’s Den is an interesting short hike and outdoor enthusiasts now appreciate these natural features of the landscape, as bizarre as some of them are, as examples of God’s handiwork. Devil’s Den Mountain in Oxford County, Porter. Denmark Mountain Hikers on the trail to Devil’s Den. (Photo by Rick Dennen) Difficulty: Easy Trail distance to summit: 1.2 miles from the 4-corners Cornish and Kezar Falls (west) on Porterfield Road unmarked dirt roads. Please 7.5-minute quads for 1.4 miles. Turn left on don’t block any of the roads parking to the summit 44.10567; -71.094 Norton Hill Road (dirt) and when parking. It is 0.6 miles Hiking time to summit: Directions to the trail- go 1.4 miles farther (west) along the road to the farm 45 minutes to 1 hour head: From Brownfield at to the “four corners,” where where the trail starts. It goes Elevation: 1,185 feet the intersection of Pig Street there is room to park several up the hill behind the greenVertical gain: 204 feet Coordinates: 43° 51’ 44’’ and Route 160, go south on cars at the side of the road. houses. There is neither a Route 160 for 6.7 miles to This is an intersection of trail marker nor kiosk at the N; 70° 56’ 35’’ W Topographic Map: USGS Porterfield Road. Turn right Norton Hill Road and two trailhead.

Upcoming GLLT hikes

Devil’s Den, a dramatic cleft in the ledges on the mountain. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

LR Sailing Club (Continued from Page 1C) at the finish, with second going to Rob Knowles, then Greg Dean. Full results follow: 1. David Eddy, Josh Davis, Chris Warren/Thistle Windlord 2. Rob Knowles/Capri 22 Barbara B 3. Greg Dean/Laser 4. Bob Bean, Paul Gillis, Mike Bray/J22 Rampage 5. Jerry Guyot, Craig Trend/Flying Scot Sail La Vie 6. Cathy Grigsby/Porpoise 7. Charlie Perry, Tom Smith/Sakonnet 8. Sandy Trend/Sunfish The Lake Region Sailing Club Tuesday Night is sponsored by Pat Klofas of Lake Region Physical Therapy. The race starts at 5 p.m. near the shallow watermarks off Lakeside Pines in Harrison Bay. Come on out with your sailboat to have some fun! Or, call Paul Follansbee at 7761265 to get a ride out on the committee boat to see the action close up. Until then, sail fast!

Whitecap hike BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Land Trust is happy to announce the 6th Annual Whitecap Gourmet hike this Saturday, July 30, beginning at 9 a.m. This is a moderately-strenuous hike with natural delights along the way and a glorious 360-degree view at the summit, made all the more delightful by the company and food that is shared. Hikers are asked to come prepared with sturdy shoes, water and protective bug and/or sun spray. In addition, please bring a gourmet dish of your choice for sharing with other hikers. What is gourmet? — that is up to you, and can simply mean extra-crunchy peanut butter. You may also want to carry a bucket for blueberries. The hike will leave from the trailhead off the East Andover Road. Take Route 5 north from Route 2 for 3 miles. Turn right to cross the first bridge, then left on East Andover Road. The parking lot is 200 yards on left.

LOVELL — The Greater Lovell Land Trust has a variety of events planned for this week. Thursday, July 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon, meet at the kiosk on Horseshoe Pond Road, Lovell. “The Bear Necessities.” Join in for a walk on the loop trail at the Bishop Cardinal Reserve. Along the way, we’ll look for bear sign as we enjoy the beauty of this remote property. This walk will require us to hike on some uneven terrain so dress appropriately, bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch. Degree of difficulty: Easy/ Moderate. Saturday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. to noon, meet at the Flat Hill parking lot, Heald Pond Road, Lovell. “A Journaling We’ll Go.” Get inspired by the Heald and Bradley Pond Reserve’s beauty and reflect in your journal about the natural world around you. Bring your own journal and writing utensils. This will be a stop and go walk as we pause along the way to sketch, draw, photograph and/or write about our observations. (If there is enough interest, we could turn this into a monthly or seasonal activity.) Degree of Difficulty: Easy. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. “Wild Turkeys are More than Just Big Chickens!” with Bonny Boatman, sponsored by GLLT. Have you noticed all the wild turkeys strutting about our woodlands? That’s because they have had a remarkable comeback from near extinction since the early 1900s and now number in the millions. Did you know that you can distinguish a turkey’s sex by the shape of its poop? Come and hear Bonny Boatman give a lighthearted pictorial tour of facts and stories about this ubiquitous creature with which we share our outdoor space. Gobble gobble. Thursday, Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meet behind the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library to carpool to location. “Walk the Bounds.” We will explore the outer edges of an entire property under the protection of the GLLT to give you an example of one of the pieces being preserved for the future by the Trust. We’ll bushwhack off trail, so this is for the more intrepid walkers among you! Be sure to bring a snack or lunch and plenty of water. Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. The Greater Lovell Land Trust walks are free and open to the public. Look for “Land Trust Walk Today” signs posted on Route 5 and leading to the trailhead. Be aware that though dogs are welcome on some properties, the GLLT asks that you not bring a pet on a GLLTsponsored walk. Walks last approximately three hours, so please dress for the weather

conditions. We suggest long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes with socks. We highly-recommend that you bring plenty of water, snacks, insect repellant and your camera.

(Continued from Page 1C) corrected by the objective watch time after time after time, because emotions affect our reading of the signals. Two months after Bannister broke the barrier by four tenths of a second, John Landy broke it by two full seconds at a meet in Finland. Chris Chataway (who soon set a world record in the 5000 meters) was in both races. He was on Landy’s heels going into the last quarter, planning on letting himself be “pulled” for as long as necessary, and then taking over. This was a new experience for Landy — no one had ever stayed that close to him for that long, and he had a sense that it was now or never. He picked up the pace then and there, and maintained it for the entire last quarter, winning by about 40 yards, with nothing left for a finish-line burst. In The Perfect Mile (London: Mariner Books, 1994), Neil Bascomb wrote, “It was incredible to Chataway. Bannister had needed him and Brasher to carry him around the track for over three laps before he made his kick. On the other hand, Landy had managed nearly the whole race from the front and still had the reserve to finish with such speed.” (p. 210) Landy’s own “inner clock” was a bit off, as a matter of fact. He thought he might have run 4:01 or 4:02, and did not realize what he had done until the time was announced (in Finnish), the crowd exploded, and someone told him why. You could scarcely ask for more compelling evidence of the importance of mind in miling. Brasher and Chataway did not physically “carry” Bannister for those three and a half laps. What they did, I believe, was relieve him of tension. He later remarked that he would not have believed that running at that pace could be so effortless. I was in the Bannister mile because I had won the OxfordCambridge mile a couple of months earlier, barely edging out the Cambridge miler, Keith Marsden. I have quite clear memories of the last lap of that race, in which I faked Marsden into starting his kick too early, let him “carry” me until the home straight, and had just enough to get to the tape first (the timers could not separate us). I was following in the footsteps of Bannister and Chataway, and really wanted to keep Oxford’s string of mile victories intact. Then came “schools term” the last eight weeks before the only examinations I would take. These were truly formidable. Twelve three-hour exams, morning and afternoon on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There were a few “minor league” track meets, so I opted to return to my first love, the half mile, and ran quite adequately in the half and the quarter, more out of curiosity than anything else. All I remember about my performance in the Bannister mile is the start — like everyone else at the Iffley Road track. I was much more interested in what was happening up front.

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Bridgton – 300 ft. shared waterfront on Moose Pond! Cute & cozy 2BR, 2BA ranch-style log home with carport, hot tub, full bsmt., privacy & beach rights. $159,000

Bridgton – 2BR, 1BA mobile on paved public rd. Open area, walk-in shower, ramps in front & back, shed, forced hot air heat, washer/dryer, metal roof & glassed-in porch. $85,000

Harrison – 3BR, 1.5BA cape in lovely setting w/2 ac. Attached garage, unfinished room & half BA above garage. Hardwood floors throughout. $154,500

Bridgton – Christmas Tree Shores waterfront community on Highland Lake. 4BR, 2BA home w/2-car gar., 1.7 ac., wraparound deck. Lovely shared beach area. $165,000

Lovell – 3-Season rustic camp in the heart of 4-season recreation. No power or plumbing, bubbling brook. Kezar Lake & Cushman Pond nearby. $34,900

Waterford – 57-ac. w/400 ft. waterfront on Lake McWain! Woods, streams, this nature paradise is perfect for your own recreation retreat for all 4 seasons or as a primary residence. $359,000

Bridgton – Beautiful wooded lot abutting Bridgton Highlands Golf Course. With cutting, spectacular views of the course. ROW off Muirfield to get into lot. Very private lot in a beautiful area. $69,000

Otisfield – Super affordable “fixer-upper.” Bring your tools and your skills to make this house a home. Home is not far out of town, newer furnace and decent backyard. $51,250

Bridgton – Sunny, level, 1-acre lot with 100 ft. of frontage on Highland Road. Some open field, some woods and a lot of privacy in the rear. Very close to the golf course. $49,000 Harrison – Wonderful water views to go with your new dream home! 4.35-acre lot with 288 ft. road frontage and spectacular views of Crystal Lake. $54,900

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Plenty of chances to hit the road for run or walk

(Continued from Page 2C) 28 at 8 a.m. Come and enjoy the second annual flat 5K along the Naples Causeway. Views of beautiful Long Lake and Brandy Pond during your run/walk. All proceeds will benefit the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Research. Cost: $25, price increases to $30 after Aug. 26. Online registration: Naples/Causeway5K LOON ECHO TREK The 16th annual Loon Echo Trek will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton. Hike 4.5 or 6 miles across the ridgeline of Pleasant Mountain, or bike 25, 50, 80 or 100 miles through the scenic hills and valleys of western Maine. Do a bit of both with the Trek’s Hike & Bike option. Trek pricing on the website: www.loonecholandtrust. org NAMI WALK The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine 14th Annual Walk takes place on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in South Portland. Registration starts at 9 a.m., Walk kicks off at 11 a.m. Attendance is free, fundraising is encouraged. To register: For more information: or 207-622-5767 ext. 2308. MOOSE POND HALF MARATHON & 5K The Moose Pond Half Marathon and 5K race at

Shawnee Peak will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5. The half marathon is capped at 400 entrants, and online registration closes at midnight on Nov. 2. Half marathon entries will be available on race day only if the cap hasn’t been reached (there’s no cap for the 5K). Course: Scenic country loop around Moose Pond in the shadows of Shawnee Peak. The course is rolling terrain on paved roads, starting and ending at Shawnee Peak Ski Area’s Base Lodge. The 5K is out and back on Mountain Road. The half marathon course is a loop around Moose Pond, with just three right turns. It starts on Mountain Road about a quarter mile before the first parking lot for Shawnee Peak. Runners will head north on Mountain Road to Route 302, then turn right and stay on 302 for about 3 1/2 miles. Just before the four-mile mark, the course turns onto Hio Ridge Road. Just before the nine-mile mark is another right turn back onto Mountain Road for the finish at the Shawnee Peak parking lot. The 5K course is out and back on Mountain Road, starting and finishing at the Shawnee Peak parking lot. Beneficiary: Shawnee Peak Adaptive Program Medals: All half-marathon finishers receive medals. Awards: First overall male and female, and first three males and females in following age groups — 18-andunder, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-and-over. Entry fee: $45 for half marathon, $20 for 5K until Sept. 1; then $50 for half and $25 for 5K. Starting time: 10 a.m.

Hunters should be aware that beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will begin enforcing the requirement that all hunters who wish to hunt with archery equipment in Maine hold a valid Maine archery hunting license.

season on deer. Instead, bow hunters must hold a valid archery license. Anyone wishing to obtain an archery hunting license must show proof of having successfully completed a bowhunter education course or show proof of having held an adult archery license in any year after 1979; nonresidents who can show proof of

T-shirts: All who register by Oct. 22 Packet pickup: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on race day at Shawnee Peak Learning Center, next to the Base Lodge (119 Mountain Rd.). Website: Online registration: Closes Nov. 2 at midnight. WATERFORD FALL FOLIAGE 5K The 17th annual Waterford Fall Foliage 5K and One Mile Fun Run will take place on Sunday, Oct. 9, starting in historic Waterford Commons Route 35/37. This scenic out and back run is held in conjunction with the Waterford/Harrison PTO “Great Western Chili Cook Off” with free samples for all 5K participants. Race day registration opens at 9 a.m. Roads leading to the event will close at 11:20 a.m. The children’s Fun Run begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the 5K race and fitness walk at noon. Pre-entry fee (prior to Sept. 11) is $20 and includes a t-shirt. The Fun Run is $5. Website:

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UPDATED RANCH BRIDGTON – Updated ranch with room to spare. Enjoy the farmer’s porch. 2 bedrooms. Master bedroom has built-in storage, large attached bath with laundry, 2 closets. Ample 2nd bedroom plus additional full bath. Spacious cook’s kitchen with eat-in area. Sunny and bright! Wood floors. Extra sunroom has many possibilities. New septic and drilled well installed in 2011. Oversized 2-car garage with additional workshop area and a 2nd floor for more storage. Walkout bsmt. has room to grow. $170,000


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NEW ENGLAND CHARMER BRIDGTON – Great 2-story New England classic. Lots of room here. Wood floors, glassed-in extra office area. Dining room w/built-ins. Updated kitchen. Large laundry/pantry/ half bath area off the kitchen. 3+ bedrooms upstairs. Full bath w/a claw foot tub. All new windows, wiring, insulated doors. Fireplace w/a wood stove. Nice intown lot w/lovely gardens. Highland Lake is just steps away. 1-car garage. $137,000


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having held a valid archery license in another state after 1979 or who can show proof of completion of a bow hunter education course from another state will be able to purchase a Maine archery license. To find a bowhunter education course in your area, please visit ifw/education/safety/



The law change will no longer allow exceptions to hunt with archery equipment on the firearms hunting license. Previously, an archery license was only required when hunting deer, with bow and arrow during the expanded archery season and special October archery

LOG HOME 2 ACRES OTISFIELD – Move right into this very well-maintained newer log home. Open concept living area w/ full bath and 2 bedrooms, lg. deck on the front. This home offers expansion in the bsmt. 2 rooms are finished off for family rooms, office, etc. There is a newer detached 2car garage with loads of storage for your cars, boats and toys. The setting of this home offers privacy galore. $165,000


TOTALLYREMODELLED BRIDGTON – Large intown farmhouse with barn and farmer’s porch. The whole 1st floor has been totally-remodeled with a very modern kitchen, upgraded appliances, open dining room and living room, new bathroom, 2 bedrooms downstairs and several replacement windows. Upstairs could be a rental unit or incorporate into the singlefamily home. $159,000

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FUN WITH GEMS — There will be plenty of gems and minerals to look over at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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GRAY — Join the Maine Mineral and Gem Association at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray this Saturday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn all about Maine’s tremendous variety of rocks and minerals. Association members will have several cases of minerals and gemstones found from different localities in Maine on display. In addition, there will be several hands-on education stations set up to help you and your kids learn about the interesting minerals that are found in the state — along with knowledgeable people to help answer questions and help get you started in this rewarding hobby.   Some of the activities attendees will be able to try include: Learn how to pan for gold; sluice for minerals; identify minerals; displays of minerals and gems; talk with miners, gem cutters, collectors and scientists; travel around the Rock Cycle; learn about fossils; learn about the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum; and learn how to participate in the Mineral and Gem Poster Contest. New England is rich in mineral and gem resources. What better way to learn about earth science and New England’s special gems and minerals than to spend a day designed especially for hands-on learning this Saturday at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray!

Ready for a show

July 28, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 5C

What’s all this talk about Oompas?

This just in! Reports have been flooding social media over the past week of mysterious, elusive figures, darting here and there, and just out of sight in the Lake Region. Locals and tourists alike have been unsuccessful at capturing one of these strange characters on cell phone cameras, and speculation that these sightings may be “Pokémon” appearances have proven false. We sent Mr. Boggis, reporter special to the Lake Region Community Theater (LRCT), to investigate, and as always, Mr. Boggis got to the bottom of the sightings. It seems that the Lake Region isn’t just a prime summer destination for our fellow New Englanders, but also for the more…exotic…tourists, as well. The following is a transcript of an interview he was granted, after tracking one of the skittish folk to a popular new business where they were ordering a large quantity of Smoothies. Mr. Boggis: Thank you for taking the time to sit down

with me. First of all, I’d like to stop the rumors…Wesley here is not a Pokémon, as originally suspected, but a native of Loompaland, on vacation from work in the United Kingdom. So tell us, Wesley, what made you choose this as a vacation destination? Wesley: Well, two things, actually. This is kind of a working holiday, I guess you could say. Mr. Wonka, he’s the Boss… He wants to drum up a little publicity, get the word out about our product, so we are here preparing to do a bit of PR next month. Third quarter earnings, you know, will make or break our numbers this year. The Boss wants to be sure we are in the black before winter. Mr. B: And the second reason? W: Oh, the second reason. Yeah, well, lobster, of course! I mean, cacao beans tend to wear thin, day in, day out. We were up for a change, and there’s nothing better than a good Maine lobster bake, don’t you agree? Mr. B: Lobster! Of course,

ration. Mr. B: Ahhh…Right. What is it that you are promoting? W: Candy! And not just any candy, but the very best candy in the world. I work for THE Willy Wonka, you see, and that is my specialty. Mr. B: That sounds fascinating. What is your favorite candy? W: Just one? Ohhhh, that’s a tough one. We do love chocolate. But in particular, I tend to crave Kazoozles® every so often. Mr. B: So…appearances. Where are you appearing, locally, that is? W: Ahhhh, we are only scheduled for six, so I do hope people get their tickets fast… last year in Kalamazoo, our four appearances sold out in just under 25 seconds. That’s why we added two more for this area! Your own local Norway Savings Bank and the good folks at Hancock Lumber helped us set this up — awesome people. Very easy to work with. They are sponsoring this shindig! We will be at your Lake Region High School on Aug. 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. We also have two matinees, Aug. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Mr. B: That’s great — six, huh? Sounds about perfect for the Lake Region in summer. Where can people get tickets? W: Ohhhh, at some of our very favorite places! In

I guess now that you say it that makes sense. Maine is second to none in lobster. So what else are you looking forward to doing for recreation while you are visiting? W: Paddle boarding looks fun, but we don’t do very well wet, and Oompas…. Well, we sink like a rock, so water sports, they can be difficult. But we love hiking, and you Mainers have some really lovely trails. Jesse really likes antiquing, so that’s been fun, but Taylor can only stand so much of that before we need to take a break and grab a lobster roll. Mr. B: We have had reports of multiple sightings — you do, ahhh…rather stand out. W: Yeah, we can cover our heads, you know, with Red Sox hats…try to blend… but this summer sun. It really brightens…our complexion… in next to no time. Mr. B: I imagine! Are there many Oompas here, vacationing? W: Oh yeah. The Boss has us working multiple locations. Some of us are assigned to Boston, others are heading for the White Mountains. I’m lucky. Me and my crew were assigned right here. In fact, you will be able to see us at your local high school come August. We put on quite the show. A little song. A little dance. ’Till then, though, it’s sun and fun, and a lot of prepa-

Bridgton, you can get them at the Bridgton Public Library, or from our friends at Hayes True Value. In Fryeburg, the nice people at Papa’s Floral and Gifts have them. Of course, the Naples and the Casco Public Libraries are kind enough to sell them. Also in Casco, Watkins Flowers is selling them. Krainin Real Estate, they set us up with our vacation rental, has them in Raymond, and Books N Things, that’s Alex’s favorite place in Norway, has them as well. Boy oh boy, you Mainers like your European names, don’t you? (chuckle). Mr. B: Yes, yes, we’ve heard that more than once. So if we were to see you on, say, Main Street. W: Sorry, no autographs or

flash photography. We really are a rather shy bunch. I’ve heard the Boss talking about some sort of “Meet & Greet,” but…We are still working that out. Mr. B: I see, yes, ok. Well, thank you for taking the time to sit down and talk with me. I’m sure I speak for everyone in the region when I say we are looking forward to seeing you in August! Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented by Lake Region Community Theater through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, New York 10019. Phone 212541-4684. Fax 212-397-4684

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College notes

Bianca A. L’Italien of Casco has been named to second honors on the Clark University (Worcester, Mass.) Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A+s). Amy Angelone of Harrison has been named to the MCPHS University (Boston, Mass.) Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. Amy is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy, and will graduate in 2020. The Dean’s List recognizes those students with a full-time course load who have achieved outstanding scholarship with a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic term. Kendall Dinsmore of Casco, who is majoring in Filmmaking and Shayna Kackley of Fryeburg, who is majoring in Marketing, have been named to the Champlain College (Burlington, Vt.) Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the spring 2016 semester. UMF Dean’s List The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce its Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. Students whose grade point average for the semester is equal to or greater than 3.8 are listed with high academic achievement; students whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 are listed with academic achievement. Area students named to the Dean’s List include: Laura Pulito of Bridgton, Makayla Frost of Fryeburg, Tonner Hann and Erin Levasseur of Naples, Abigail Lucy of Sebago and Lindsay Toothaker of Waterford. Saint Joseph’s College Dean’s List Saint Joseph’s College in Standish is pleased to announce that the following students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better, successfully complete all courses for which the student is registered with no grade less than a B-minus, and must carry a course load of 14 credits minimum. Named to the Dean’s List were: Christian Gregory of Casco, Nicole Lord of Denmark, Dimitra Katsigiannis of Fryeburg, Tymothy Meserve of Fryeburg, Zachary Fyler of Hiram, Melissa Mayhew of Hiram, Olivia Latham of Raymond, Rhiannon Pelletier of Raymond, Erick Schadler of Raymond, Austin Dugas of Sebago, Brandon Smith of South Casco, Garrett Fillebrown of Waterford, Brooke Murch of Waterford and Taylor Howell of West Baldwin. St. Lawrence Dean’s List The following students have been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the spring 2016 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Eleanor F. Jones of Fryeburg is a member of the Class of 2016 and is majoring in Geology. She attended Fryeburg Academy. Marguerite A. Wiser of Bridgton is a member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in Environmental StudiesEnglish. She attended Gould Academy. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester. USM Dean’s List The University of Southern Maine congratulates the students who have been named to the most recent Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester, earning a grade point average of 3.4 or above: Jacob Hammond, James Kepler and Dylan Balestra of Bridgton; Krista Keene, Margaret Rickert and Michael Ferrell of Casco; Shelby Martin and Daniel Rand of Harrison; Lauren Porter and Tanya Chorn-Berry of Naples; William Silvers, Shelbi Guimond, Dakota Evans, Bailey Pelletier and Madison Millette-Gagnon of Raymond; Lindsay Nason and Rebecca Merritt of Sebago; Andrew Lowell of Sweden; Elly Walker and Marcy Gillman of Brownfield; Mariah Staires, Bethlehem Marshall and Michael Costa of Denmark; Nacoma Gray, Timothy Atwood, Roosevelt Bishop and Elizabeth McDermith of Fryeburg; Ryan O’Leary and Savanna Morin of Waterford.

FINISHED PRODUCT — Evelyn Abrams poses with very proud Stevens Brook Elementary School students as they display their finished Fairy Tales. Missing from the photo is Madelyn Meserve.

Kids find writing quite enriching During Spring 2016, an after-school program was offered at Stevens Brook Elementary School by Evelyn Abrams called “Children’s Fairy Tales.” Six students in grades third through fifth participated in this course. The purpose of this project was to engage students in learning and to promote literacy and math. At the conclusion of

the 16-week program, students celebrated by inviting their families and friends to a book presentation on June 8. Students began their projects by reading several different versions of traditional fairy tales, such as The Three Little Pigs. After reading many stories, they chose one story to rewrite into their own version of a fairy tale and created illustrations to help tell

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lege level. The winner is selected by local high schools from among their top graduating seniors. A resident of the Lake Region since first grade and a 2016 graduate of Fryeburg Academy, Hannah grew up in a family concerned about environmental preservation and became a hands-on activist in her junior year, when she took a May Term envi-

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School Library for other students to read. The newlypublished authors signed their books and shared their stories with their families. Students participating were Dominic Stammel, Kaylee Maguire, Lauren Roy, Madelyn Meserve, Tyler MacKaye and Sadie Mills. “It was a truly fun and enriching experience for all!” Abrams said.

FRYEBURG — In 2013, the Western Oxford Agricultural Society (WOAS), also known as the Fryeburg Fair, voted to give two awards, to be selected from the high school senior students who apply, to students who reside in the WOAS towns. The WOAS is comprised of the following towns: Fryeburg, Lovell, Stow, Waterford, Stoneham, Hiram, Sweden, Porter, Bridgton, Otisfield, Cornish, Baldwin, Standish, Harrison, Denmark and Brownfield in Maine; Freedom, Eaton, Bartlett, Chatham, Conway and Jackson in New Hampshire. The awards are $2,000 each, and are awarded to each of two graduating students who are pursuing further education IRISH AWARD WINNER — Hannah Rousey of Center in the fields of agriculture, forestry or earth sciences. The awards are given at the end of the senior high school Lovell receives the 2016 Joan Irish Award from Sue year and the financial award is given upon successful comLanser of the Kezar Lake Watershed Association. FAIR, Page 7C


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Memorial Hospital awards

(Continued from Page 6C) pletion of two semesters of further study. This year’s students who were selected are Hannah Howard, from Fryeburg Academy and Skylar Miller, from Sacopee Valley High School. Hannah will be pursuing study in the field of sustainable agriculture and Skylar will be pursuing study in the field of animal science. Congratulations to Hannah and Skylar.

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(Continued from Page 6C) Tripp, Esme Marie, Jesse Sawin, Lauren Brooking, Sylvia Brooks, Sasha Azel, Anna Williams and Devon Wentworth. The Kezar Lake Watershed Association is committed to preserving area lakes and surrounding lands through research, education and action. The Association welcomes the participation of all community members. Information about KLWA activities may be found at

or family to Erika Mulvey of Center Conway, studying nursing at Southern Maine Community College; Sarah Jost of North Conway, studying medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine; Matthew Green of Silver Lake, studying clinical psychology at the University of New Hampshire; and Kirsten Poland of North Conway, attending Boston College’s psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. Memorial Hospital Volunteers Scholarships to Dawn James of Center Conway, a certified coder in hospital’s Health Information Management Department, studying healthcare management at Granite State College; Betsy Koplin of Glen, an office assistant in Primary Care, studying nursing at White Mountains Community College; Amy Lindgren of Lovell, a medical assistant in Women’s Health, studying nursing at St. Joseph’s College; Melissa Rendleman of North Conway, studying nursing at White Mountains Community College; and Benjamin Kelly of Bartlett, attending the University of Scranton with a dual major in neuroscience and theology. On behalf of the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund, Brenda Leavitt presented a scholarship to Axel Olson of Conway, a KHS graduate pursuing criminal justice at Keene State College.


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A tribute to Mrs. Cook

Editor’s note: Hazel Cook was a beloved teacher and when Peter Berry began writing pieces for the News, she said he had the makings of a good writer, but needed to be less wordy. “It’s hard to use less words when writing about her. I’m sure she’ll understand. Thanks Mrs. Hazel Cook,” — Peter Berry By Peter C. Berry Special to The News On the first day of school, in the fall of 1949, I entered the Gibbs Avenue School and ascended the broad hall stairway to the second floor to begin my life as a freshman, Bridgton High School, Class of 1953. As elementary students, my schoolmates and I watched high school kids come and go up and down those stairs and longed for the time when we could have our chance. Now, I was there and met for the first time a most wonderful teacher, Mrs. Hazel Cook, my Latin teacher. I do not recall much of what happened in that class, but I do remember she was gracious and some-

times stern in her reprimands and her taps on the head with a pencil were legendary and got our attention. However, she was generous and enthusiastic in her praise. I passed Latin 1 with a C-minus. As one of life’s odd happenstance, I passed English 1 that year with a D-plus. In January of 1950, BHS moved to Depot Street and my class was the first freshman class in the new building. I did not have Mrs. Cook for any other classes during my high school career, but I recall one day during my senior year I was walking with her along Depot Street as we returned to school from lunch, and she asked how I was doing in my classes. I mumbled something and she said she believed I had the ability to do well if only I applied myself and that hard work would pay off in the end. I remember feeling pretty good about myself and that conversation has come back to me now and then over the ensuing decades. Funny how that works. Fast forward 30 some

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BIG TURNOUT TO HONOR HAZEL COOK — A tribute was held at Walker Hall, a short distance from Bridgton Highlands Golf Course. (Photo by Ken Murphy) for a stroll in her wheelchair. I said she was looking chipper and she said I always was one to stretch the truth. A great teacher and a wonderful friend. I am so glad I knew her and that she was a part of my life. Recently, a gathering of friends and former students at Walker Hall on the Ridge honored Mrs. Cook and many humorous and heart warming stories were shared, a fitting tribute to a beloved teacher and friend.

Rebecca “Hazel” Cook, 102, of Bridgton, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 2016, at the Bridgton Hospital. She was born on Oct. 4, 1913, in Bath, a daughter of Linwood C. and Rebecca A. (London) Feero. Hazel attended schools in Woolwich and Bath before attending the University of Maine, ultimately earning a Master’s degree in Education. Hazel’s teaching career began in Tenant’s Harbor and

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July 28, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 1D

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

Terrorism and racial strife

I hate to take sides, but I think Donald Trump and his followers are pretty far off base in blaming terrorism on Islam and Moslems — unless their real intention is to create a war fever against a very large segment of humanity. Islam may be the answer to many questions for many of its believers; it is not the answer for the question of what causes acts of terrorism. Nor are hoodies — whether pulled up or down — or loose belts — no matter how far drooping — the answer to the roots of racial strife in this country. In fact, both the terrorism labeled Islamic and the criminal acts labeled racial have the same origins. Strip away the facile, fear-generating popular descriptions and we find conflicts nourished by the same conditions. American or European or Middle Eastern, the young men — mostly — caught up in these struggles are the detritus of societies that scorn their personalities and their needs and ignore their potential. Their societies cast them aside as worthless for social investment; wasted lives lie ahead of them. For many, drugs and petty crimes are the opening acts of rebellion — whether here or in France or Belgium. Searching for answers, for justice, they listen to voices that urge them to combat their abusers under the banner of Islam or justice. If, applying Trumpian principles, the forces of law and order seek to destroy these rebellious youth — whether under the banner of Islam or “Black Lives Matter” — they will only succeed in expanding and embittering the resistance movement. Law and order must be maintained, to be sure. But it cannot stand alone as the only expression of a society’s interest in the rebels — in the alienated.  The accusation will be raised that the police here and abroad are infected by racism or Islamophobia. That is obviously true in some cases. It couldn’t be otherwise under prevailing conditions of continuing hostility with “the enemy” or from attitudes acquired in the surrounding society. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases, we can trust and rely on our police to act neutrally and to protect all of us. STRIFE, Page 7D

Planning Front by Anne Krieg Bridgton Director of Planning, Economic & Community Development

Happy summer to everyone

RIBBON CUTTING for Bridgton Automotive, Route 302 in Bridgton, took place last Wednesday, July 20. Pictured are (left to right) Sue Maynard of Key Bank, Steven Libby and Dan Carroll of Bridgton Automotive and Sue Mercer, executive director of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce.

Diamond bill to protect seniors

In response to efforts by an auto insurance company to increase premiums for Maine seniors based solely on their age, State Senator Bill Diamond, D-Windham, has submitted a bill that would prohibit such rate hikes. “Such an arbitrary policy is blatantly unfair and will present an unnecessary financial burden to many senior citizens,” Sen. Diamond said. “Mainers don’t believe

seniors should be discriminated against or treated unfairly. It’s not inherently dangerous for a person to reach their 65th birthday, and insurance companies shouldn’t act like it is.” Diamond pledged to work with Rep. Henry Beck, D-Waterville, to ensure seniors are protected from needless discrimination by auto insurers. Beck, the House chairman of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee, has also

submitted a bill to block such rate changes. “Auto insurance companies should not be able to penalize seniors simply because they are getting older,” Rep. Beck said. “I am pursuing legislation that will make that completely clear, whether it involves existing customers of a particular insurance company or seniors who are shopping around for a new insurer. We have an obligation

to protect the independence of Maine seniors. Fairness in auto insurance rates is part of that.” Sen. Diamond’s bill will be considered by the new Legislature when it convenes in January. “A history of reckless driving or car accidents may be justifiable reasons to increase a customer’s premiums. Age alone is not,” Sen. Diamond said.

Senate acts on opioid epidemic

In a 24-hour period in June, six people overdosed on opioids in Sanford, one of whom died as a result. In Monmouth, three people overdosed on heroin in one week. And in April, two people died from overdoses in just two days in Biddeford. These tragic cases are a snapshot of our nation’s heroin and opioid abuse epidemic, which has devastated countless families and communities across the country.  Maine has been hard hit by this unprecedented addiction crisis, with a record 272 overdose deaths in 2015, the vast majority of which were caused by heroin, fentanyl or prescription opioids. In addition, a recent survey found that 60% of Mainers know someone who has either used heroin or abused prescribed opioid pain relievers within the past five years. The U.S. Senate recently took significant action to address this crisis by passing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, or CARA, by an overwhelming vote of 92-2. This bipartisan legislation, which I cosponsored, will mount an evidence-based response to this devastating epidemic through a multifaceted approach that expands prevention, law enforcement, treatment, and recovery efforts in our communities nationwide. CARA also contains two provisions I coauthored that will help protect infants and seniors from the heroin and opioid abuse crisis. These two populations are often not associated with this epidemic, but are being increasingly affected. In Maine, approximately 1,000 babies were born addicted to or affected by drugs in 2015, which accounts for 1 in 12 births. In addition, earlier this year, I chaired a hearing that examined the medical use of prescription opioids for pain relief and policies that may contribute to our nation’s vast supply of prescription opioids. The provisions I co-wrote include the Infant Plan of Safe Care Act, which will require states to ensure that a plan is developed for drug-dependent infants before they

Happy summer all! Do you have a Bridgton summer bucket list? I try to keep one to make sure I pack enough family fun in two months! On my list is movie night at Magic Lantern (done), Bridgton DriveIn (not yet), swim in all lakes (just hit Highland and Woods Pond), night swim (done, but will do again at other lakes I missed, and before 10 p.m. when public beach areas close), picnic dinner at all parks (still to do), hikes (continual), and bicycling (um, not yet, typed sheepishly…). You get the picture — I hope your summer list of things to do is going along well. The office continues to be busy; whoever said that we slow down in summer? The Woods Pond bathroom has not progressed as well as we would liked, but we hope it will be finished soon. We know this is a point of contention for folks using Woods Pond so we apologize for this inconvenience. We are preparing specifications for a new bathroom at Salmon Point public beach. Using funds from the Community Development Block Grant program, we are able to spiff up your public spaces. This helps increase visitation and use of these great places. The zoning project is going into its final formatting and To The Editor: legal reviews for possible ballot vote this fall. As if the ballot in Thank you loyal local November didn’t need one more thing, right? farmers’ market shoppers! Farmers have been thrilled PLANNING, Page 6D


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with the dedication of many shoppers to their farmers’ markets. Have you visited your local farmers’ market? Take the time to check one out. You will be amazed at the fresh products you will find. Get to know your farmer in — Waterford, Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m.; Harrison, Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Bridgton, Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dottie Bell Thunder Hill Farm Waterford

Unfair treatment

PLANT DERBY WINNERS — The grand prizewinner of the Lovell Invasive Plant Prevention Committee (LIPPC) Plant Derby held at Lovell Old Home Days on July 16th was Megan Ziegler of Connecticut. Megan spends summers in Lovell with her family and volunteers as a shoreline steward keeping an eye out for invasive plants. She plans to take her family and cousins visiting from Kansas City on her pontoon boat rental prize. David Williams won the PFD (personal flotation device). David grew up in Maine and was in town to attend Lovell Old Days and visit with family. Both prizes were generously donated by Lee Conary, owner of Kezar Lake Marina in Lovell.

To The Editor: The library — a supposed safe haven taught to us throughout our child lives — is the one place to be yourself, express yourself or just sit down with a good read. Unfortunately, that’s not the case today in Bridgton. I’ve been witness to discriminatory hate toward young adults right outside the steps of the Bridgton Public Library. Emphasis on the word public, meaning to more than a single individual. My friends and I sit on the chairs provided, drinking an energy drink or soda as the young are to do. Those, the age of adulthood (aka 18), smoke our cigarettes respectfully, never blowing smoke toward

Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator leave the hospital, and the Safe Treatments and Opportunities to Prevent Pain (STOP Pain) Act, which directs the National Institutes of Health to increase research into alternatives to opioid therapy for pain management. Alarmingly, only 10% of the 23 million Americans struggling with addiction receive any treatment. Research and considerable clinical experience have demonstrated that buprenorphine can be an effective treatment for some individuals with opioid addiction. Unfortunately, prior to the passage of CARA, only doctors could seek authorization to prescribe buprenorphine for medication-assisted treatment, and the number of patients they could treat each year was capped, creating a barrier for many patients.  CARA will improve access to this treatment by allowing nurse practitioners and physician assistants to seek approval to dispense buprenorphine until October 2021. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are playing increasingly important roles in the delivery of health care, particularly in rural and underserved areas in Maine, and can also play an important role helping individuals to manage and recover from opioid addiction. I strongly backed this provision allowing these health care professionals to provide medication-assisted treatEPIDEMIC, Page 7D strangers and always picking up our leftover stubs. I’m allowed open air smoke just as much as the next person can carry a concealed gun. And, there’s less of a chance I’ll really hurt someone with a cigarette. As a matter of fact, there were three older women who were also smoking, but they didn’t have the police called on them, we did. The anonymous workers at the Bridgton Public Library seem to think it’s

fair taking our pictures without permission, to give no warning to leave and go straight to the cops. That’s the thought process of a time past. Here’s a reality check: kindness spreads kindness; hate can do nothing but generate worse hate. More of my friends are being kicked off the property for what seems like doing absolutely nothing wrong. It makes me wonder whether we’re living in vacationland LETTERS, Page 2D

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Medicare covers a large array of medical services, but there are some that original Medicare does not cover. They include: Alternative medicine (like acupuncture); cosmetic surgery; most care you receive outside of the United States; most dental care; eyeglasses or exams for eyeglass prescriptions; hearing aids or exams for hearing loss; nonemergency transportation; personal or custodial care (unless you also need skilled nursing care); and long-term care. For services that Medicare does cover under Part B, there’s usually a 20% coinsurance that you or your supplemental insurance must pay. As I pointed out in an earlier Nugget, there is no coinsurance or co-pay for a large number of “preventive” services like colonoscopies or mammograms. Some Medicare Advantage plans partially cover some of the services or products listed above. Medicare volunteer counselors are available for one-on-one consultations at no charge. Call the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116 to arrange for an appointment.

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sity. I was rewarded for trips to buy bread (which sold for $.19) with the change from the quarter Mom gave me to complete the transaction. My (Continued from Page 1D) favorite candy bars sold for or if we’re in a bad 1980s a nickel and I had a penny movie. to save in a jar toward future Elliott Ross and purchases. Every student Paul Lauer in the school I attended at Bridgton the time brought lunch from home. We all walked or rode bikes to school. At one elementary school I attended, they offered students the opportunity to open To The Editor: a savings account in their own I recall from 1960 a simple names. The routine of bringdelight when I rode my bike a ing $.25 once each week and few blocks to a small neigh- filling out a deposit slip was borhood convenience store one my father, who worked to pick up a loaf of bread. in several banks while I was Because Wonder Bread was growing up, staunchly sup- DANCING IN THE STREETS are members of Hio Ridge Dance. The troupe performed a contemporary dance on the foundation of weekday ported. Ironically, I remem- Main Street near the Pike Street Bridge on July 9 as part of the 49th Annual Norway Arts Festival. (De Busk Photo) lunches for my dad and my ber being in the car with brother and I, it was a neces- him when he stopped to fill the tank and first discovered not earned enough and saved borhood school that had one part of that atmosphere was that the price per gallon had enough to purchase “cash on classroom per grade level. much less stressful than the jumped from $.19 to $.25. the barrelhead” except for our The desks were secured to the previous school I attended I never heard him use lan- homes and the economical floor and I developed read- for first through fifth grades guage like that before or cars we needed. able cursive writing habits and the other “factory like” Bridgton Bottled Gas will be conducting a controlled since. He was very careful I started grade six in a while using the ink well and buildings, where I completed burn from August 3rd to August 5th at our 4 Raspberry with his money and we never new neighborhood and very stylus pen provided to each junior and senior high school. Lane facility. bought anything that he had interesting traditional neigh- student. I have to admit, being LETTERS, Page 5D This burn will be staffed at all times and a permit has been obtained from The Bridgton Fire Department. This is a normal process to burn off propane in old tanks that are being taken out of service. This process is similar to burning propane in a gas fireplace in your 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 home. BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009 2T30

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TOWN OF NAPLES The Naples Planning Board will be holding a meeting at 15 Village Green Lane on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda: 1.) An application for a Modification to an approved Major Subdivision regarding the water access for property found on Tax Map R05, Lot 5-1 known as 7 Mayberry Landing, submitted by the Estate of David M. Murphy Jr. Public welcome 2T29 Public Notice


Attention: Excavation Contractors The Town of Naples is continuing to solicit pricing from qualified excavation contractors for small projects under $10,000, which may include ditching, culvert work, patching, etc. Work available throughout 2016. Proof of liability insurance is required, and evidence of successful work of a similar nature in the past. Contractors are encouraged to submit hourly pricing of available equipment to include operators. Mobilization pricing shall be inclusive. Pricing may be submitted to Kate Matthews at 2T29



Notice of Tax-Acquired Property For Sale The Town of Casco is offering several tax-acquired properties for sale. A list of properties is available at the Casco Town Office and on the Town website. Information regarding parcels is available at the Town office. A public auction will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at the Casco Selectboard meeting for one parcel located at Tax Map 8 Lot 36 at 86 Leach Hill Road. Additional parcels will be available by sealed bid. Sealed bids are due at the Casco Town office by noon Monday, August 29, 2016. Bids must be accompanied by a Town of Casco bid form with appropriate deposit. 3T29

Public Notice:

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE Please take notice that Crepeau Investments, Inc., 295 Sebago Road, Naples, ME 04055, (207) 693-5267, is intending to file a Site Location of Development Act permit application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the provisions of 38 M.R.S.A. §§481 thru 490 on or about August 1, 2016.

August 2, 2016, 7 p.m.

Downstairs Meeting Room, Iredale Street entrance to the Municipal Building addressed at 3 Chase Street The Town of Bridgton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a proposed Land Use Ordinance prepared by the Select Board appointed Land Use & Zoning Committee. The hearing is on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room off Iredale Street in the Municipal Office Building addressed at 3 Chase Street. The ordinance proposes to create four (4) new districts for properties abutting to or near to Route 302, generally from properties by the Civil War Monument to the municipal boundary with the Town of Naples. The districts are named Downtown Village Business District, Downtown Business District, Inner Corridor, and Outer Corridor. The districts’ ordinance contains requirements as to building setbacks, building height, parking, landscaping, use, sidewalks, building fenestration and building placement. The ordinance also proposes the creation of an advisory committee, called the Design Review Committee (DRC). The purpose of this committee is to review and make recommendations relevant to architectural and landscape designs for new construction and/or renovation of existing structures in the noted corridor of Bridgton. The purpose of the public hearing is to review and comment on the ordinance as currently written. The Planning Board will forward these comments to the Land Use & Zoning Committee for possible edits and amendments. The Select Board will also hold a separately-noticed public hearing on the ordinance on August 23rd. The current draft of the ordinance can be found on the town’s website under Ordinances/Codes and Policies at or at the municipal office building 3 Chase Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009. You can also receive a copy by e-mail request to The document and accompanying district map will be available on or before July 21th. Comments may be made to the Planning Board by mail to the noted address, in person at the noted hearing, or by e-mail to the noted address. Affected properties for these newly-created districts are as follows, and all owners were notified on this hearing. Assessors Map 26, Lots 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 Assessors Map 22 Lots 92, 91, 90, 86, 70, 71, 73, 74, 83, 84,85, 87, 94, 108, 95, 103, 96, 101, 102, 97, 98, 99, 100, 113, 112, 114, 115, 116, 123, 122, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3a, 39, 46, 40, 41, 42, 43a, 45, 43, 44, 38

Assessors Map 23 Lots 58, 48, 59, 60, 61, 22, 24, 39, 24a, 25, 36, 37, 38, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 27, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 35A, 57, 102, 101, 103, 100, 73, 74, 75, 76, 95, 96, 99, 97, 98, 92, 93, 94, 69, 63, 62, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 114, 115, 116, 117, 113, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 135, 134, 133, 132, 131, 130, 129, 136, 137, 138, 139, 145, 143, 142, 146, 147, 148, 5, 6, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 Assessors Map 24 Lots 103, 93, 102, 101, 100, 99, 48, 47, 26, 46, 33, 34, 38, 35, 36, 12, 13, 1, 10, 7, 8, 6A, 6, 9, 3, 4, 56, 55, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14 Assessors Map 27 Lots 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 6, 39, 40, 41, 43, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 23A, 24, 22A, 25, 26, 27, 7, 8, 9, 10, 47, 44, 5 Assessors Map 28 Lots 24, 23, 19, 19C, 19B, 37, 25, 26, 35 Assessors Map 9 Lots 83, 56, 60, 60A, 6A-0001, 60B, 58, 65, 63, 66, 52, 76A, 76, 75, 72, 27, 72A, 72B, 72C, 72D, 71, 72A, 70, 69B, 69A, 69C, 69, 67, 67A, 67B, 64-0001, 64-0002, 64-0003, 64A, 62, 61, 57, 59, 53, 54, 79, 79A-0001, 79B8, 80 Assessors Map 10 Lots 4, 3-0001, 3-0002, 3-0003, 5, 6, 10A, 7, 8, 58C, 58B, 8A, 9, 58A, 10, 10B, 10-0004, 25, 15D, 15A, 14, 1, 1A, 2, 3-0001, 3-0002, 3-0003, 15, 15A, 15B, 15B-0001, 15B0002, 15C, 17, 17B Assessors Map 3 Lots 63, 62-0007 Assessors Map 5 Lots 81, 92, 92A, 96G-0001, 96G-0004, 93, 96A, 96H-0001, 96H-0002, 96I-0001, 96I-0002, 89, 85-0005, 850005A, 87, 85-0004B, 85-0001, 85-0002, 85-0003,85-0004A, 84, 83B, 83, 82A-0001, 82A-0002, 82A-0003, 82B, 86A, 86C, 98, 97 Assessors Map 6 Lots 15, 14, 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D, 25, 27A, 18, 16, 27, 19-0001, 19-0002, 19-0003, 19-0004, 19-0005, 19-0006, 19-0007, 19-0008, 19-0009, 19-0010, 19-0011, 19-0012, 19-0013, 19-0014, 19-0015A, 19-0015B, 19-0015C, 28, 30, 29B, 29A, 29, 24, 24G, 24H, 24I, 24K, 24L, 24F, 24D, 24J-0001, 24J0002, 24J0003, 24J0004, 24J-0005, 24J0006, 24J-0007, 24J-0008, 24J0009, 24J0010, 24J-0011, 24J-0012, 24A, 29C, 29C-001, 31, 35D, 35E, 35-0001, 35-0002, 35-0003, 35-0004, 35-0005, 35-0006, 350007A, 35-0007B, 35-0007C, 35A, 35C, 26, 26-0001, 26-0002, 26-0003, 26-0004, 26-0005, 26-0006

The application is for expansion of the Naples KOA Campground at 295 Sebago Road, Naples, Maine. A request for a public hearing or a request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the Department in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is accepted for processing. A public hearing may or may not be held at the discretion of the Commissioner or Board of Environmental Protection. Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the processing of the application. The application will be filed for public inspection at the Department of Environmental Protection’s office in Portland during normal working hours. A copy of the application may also be seen at the municipal offices in Naples, Maine. Written public comments may be sent to the regional office in Portland, where the application is filed for public inspection: MDEP, Southern Maine Regional Office, 312 Canco Road, Portland, ME 04103. 1T30


AGENDA Public Hearing Casco Planning Board August 8, 2016 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.


1. Call to Order 2. Approval of July 11, 2016 Minutes 3. Thomas F. Smith, Esq. has submitted an application for Amended Contract Zoning Agreement between The Town of Casco and Brian E. Chamberlain & Beverly J. Chamberlain for property known as Settlers Village to permit conversion of the property to allow same to be divided into single dwelling units and thereby allow individual sale of properties. The property is located in a Contract Zone and is known as Map 8, Lot 14-A. 4. Other. 2T30


Opinions The Reading Life by Peter Bollen Contributing Writer

Sports bookshelf, Part I

For sports fans, biographies of favorite stars have been a cottage industry ever since baseball icon Babe Ruth emerged and changed baseball history. No other star made the same impact until Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947, integrating baseball.    Most autobiographies are co-written by established authors after interviewing the athlete and published after a good career. There are precious few accounts actually written by the athletes themselves. In the past, most athletes were drafted from high school or independent leagues and groomed for the major leagues lured by bonus salaries. Today, the young athlete may often choose higher education before being drafted by the selected teams. In years past, literary athletes were rare. Several autobiographies stand out as exceptions in the genre of sports. Jim Brosnan, a National League pitcher in the 1950s broke ground by authoring The Long Season (1960) of life on the road to wide acclaim. After retiring from baseball, he continued to publish. Ten years later, Jim Bouton, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, in what has become a classic, authored Ball Four (1970), a startling tell-all account of day-to-day life in the big leagues. The book became a phenomenon, breaking myths about how teammates conduct themselves with wild accounts of carousing, boozing and womanizing. Bouton was blackballed by his teammates for a while, but the major best-selling success of Ball Four stunned the publishing industry, not to mention the profitable eye of athletes themselves. After denouncing Bouton for “telling all,” fellow ball players began publishing their own controversial biographies. The former sanitized hero image was now passé. Bouton went on to writing and became a popular personality including a brief stint in a TV comedy series. And yes, Bouton was forgiven by most of his fellow ballplayers. Another literary athlete is Hall-of-Famer, Bill Bradley, a Rhodes Scholar, who went on to fame as a legendary Princeton University basketball phenom and went on to star for the New York Knicks and several world championships. Bradley chose public service and became a respected U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Bradley authored Life on the Run (1976), which is commonly listed among one of the best sports books of the 20th BOOKSHELF, Page 7D



Controlling public perception

Most of us are hyperaware of police. If we’re in a hurry to get somewhere and driving over the speed limit, we don’t want to see them. We’re on the lookout for them in the rear-view mirror or ahead of us. We cringe if we see one and slow down immediately. Cops know this. If we’re victims of a crime, however, we want to see them right away. Cops know this too. Years ago, a cop knocked on my door and when I invited him in he handed me a summons. I noticed he wore a bullet-proof vest under his uniform shirt and I asked him if he had to wear that just going around delivering paperwork. He said he did because cops don’t know what type of reception they’re going to get. They have to prepare for the worst at all times while hoping they don’t encounter it. It’s the same reason they don’t stand right outside of your driver’s side window when they stop you. They stand to the rear and you have to turn your head way around to the left if you want to make eye contact. Cops are trained to do this for their own protection. Cops don’t like writing speeding tickets, but they do like helping people. That’s why they became cops. They also know more about the public than the public knows about them. During many of their encounters, the average cop sees us at our worst. After years dealing with people who are stealing, molesting, assaulting, killing or just going crazy, it all has a debilitating effect. A retired detective I met recently is


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

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

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

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

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

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office ELECTRICIANS Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration WAM-ALARM Systems 1-800-244-7630  207-539-4452 Bosworth Electric Inc. Installation, Service, Monitoring Quality electrical contractor Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors TLC Home Maintenance Co. Commercial/Industrial/Residential Free Security Survey 647-2323 Professional Cleaning and Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 Property Management APPLIANCE REPAIR Housekeeping and much more 583-4314 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Quality service you deserve COMPUTERS Residential/Commercial/Industrial All major brands Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire 647-4432 Grammy Geek Bridgton 207-647-5012 Tech support for seniors (jr’s too) ATTORNEYS 1-1 support at your home J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Malware & virus removal/PC repair Residential - Commercial - Industrial Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Free pick-up & delivery 207-310-0289 Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Bridgton 647-9435 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Ms. C’s Computer Repair 935-1950 Virus and spyware removal McIver Electric PC repairs 207-228-5279 “Your on time every time electricians” Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 132 Main St. 647-3664 Naples Computer Services P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 PC repair/upgrades – on-site service 647-8360 Virus and spy-ware removal R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor Hastings Malia, PA Home and business networking 24 hour Emergency Service 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Video security systems Residential & Commercial Fryeburg, ME 04037 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 935-2061 David K. Moynihan CONTRACTORS BOAT REPAIR Master Electrician Jeff Hadley Builder Licensed ME & NH New England Boat Shop LLC Remodeling, Additions Bridgton 647-8016 Maintenance/Repair/Sales/Service Tile work, Wood flooring Welding/Shrinkwrap/Storage Kitchens, Drywall, Painting EXCAVATION Mark Swanton, owner – 207-693-9310 30 yrs experience 595-8421 JDN Enterprises CARETAKERS Septic systems, Water lines Quality Custom Carpentry Site work, Drainage From start to finish and Caretake America 207-647-8146 from old to new Managing and Patrolling Snow’s Excavation Jeff Juneau Naples Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Complete site work 207-655-5903 Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697 DANCE INSTRUCTION CARPENTRY


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

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

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

DENTAL SERVICES Bridgton Dental Associates Dr. Paul Cloutier Complete dental care 138 Harrison Rd, Bridgton 207-647-8052 Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete comprehensive oral hygiene care Infants – Seniors Most dental insurances, MaineCare 647-4125

July 28, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3D

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

FLOORING Bolsters Decorating Center Carpet – vinyl – ceramic Always free decorating consulting 9 Market Sq., So. Paris 207-743-9202 J & M Wood Floors Installation/Sanding/Refinishing Fully insured – Free estimates 207-337-5623

writing about cops, partly to help people understand why so many become alcoholics and/or commit suicide. It’s a tough job. I had dinner with another police officer soon after the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago. The media was full of stories of how a racist cop, Darren Wilson, shot “the gentle giant” Michael Brown in the back while he had his hands up and was yelling “Don’t shoot!” After a few weeks, some of us learned

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist that none of that was true — it was all made up by Brown’s friends. He wasn’t a gentle giant. He was a thug and he wasn’t running away. He was assaulting Officer Wilson and trying to grab his gun. After

the mainstream media had so saturated the public with the “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” lie, however, facts didn’t matter. Most Americans still believe Michael Brown was shot by CONTROL, Page 7D

HEALING ARTIST — In celebration of Katey Branch’s 30 years as a healing artist, massage therapist, yoga practitioner and dancer, Halls Pond Healing Arts will be offering free events: Yoga for Gardeners at the Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street, Norway on Saturday, July 23, 9 to 11 a.m. to learn how yoga poses can improve your body while gardening. An Open House is set for Sunday, Aug. 7, 2 to 5 p.m. Halls Pond Healing Arts is located at 253 Halls Pond Road in South Paris off Route 119, the Hebron Road. For more information or call 890-9622. FOUNDATIONS Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896 J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552 Webber Painting & Restoration Interior & Exterior Painting Repairs, updates, mold washing Estimates & Insured (207)831-8354


Burnell Plumbing New Construction, Remodeling Roberts Overhead Doors Well pump installation, replacement, Commercial/residential – free estimates Service 310-7270 Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in HEATING The Lake Region  647-4436 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Ken Karpowich Plumbing Sales and Installations Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Waterford (207) 595-8829 Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423


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

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

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

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

Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

Kezar Realty Homes, Land & Vacation Rentals Lovell Village 207-925-1500

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

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

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

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

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

JB Self Storage Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045

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

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


Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311

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


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

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


THIS SPACE CAN BE YOURS Call 647-2851 for details or e-mail TRAVEL AGENCY Getaway Travel and Tours, LLC Over 20 years experience Making travel dreams come true PO Box 402, Harrison, 207-583-8150

TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474 Top Notch Tree Service, LLC All aspects of tree care & removal Fully-licensed and insured Excellent references 207-357-WOOD (9663)

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

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

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

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

Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135

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

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

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

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.




HELP WANTED — Anticipated and current employment opportunities Maine School Administrative District 72, Fryeburg, Me. Posted on our website: www. tf5


HOUSEKEEPERS — Required for small family-oriented inn located in Lovell/Stoneham, Maine. Prior experience preferred, but will train right candidate. Seasonal position. July-October. Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays required. FRONT DESK — Receptionist Please send resume to BeckyEvrequired for small family-oriented and Marinn located in Lovell/Stoneham, 1t30 Maine. Successful candidate must have excellent computer and cusWORK WANTED tomer service skills. Must be able SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR to multitask, and assist with other duties including light housekeep- — looking for plumbing and elecing. Hourly wage $10/hour. Hir- trical work in the local area. Call ing part-time Mon.-Fri. 3-10 p.m. 647-8026. tf9 shifts, Saturday 8-3 p.m. If you NATURALLY NICE — Landpossess previous resort or hotel ex- scaping. Lawns mowed, rototillperience, that would be a definite ing gardens, spring cleanups. Free asset. Must be reliable and mature. estimates. Call Tony at 647-2458 or Please send resume to BeckyEv- 595-5485. 2t29x and 1t30 ODD JOBS — By the hour, day, week or job. Also power washing. WAIT STAFF — full-time, year- Free estimates. Call 627-4649. round wait staff wanted for Punkin 2t30x Valley Restaurant. Apply in person, Route 302, West Bridgton. tf6 EXCAVATING — Have hoe, will travel. Snowplowing, removal and MISC. PROJECTS — Repoint sanding. Site work, foundations stone wall, waterside. Replace 4 dug, back filling, septic systems, single garage doors. Removal of sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad moss on 3 garage roofs. Bridgton Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3 location. Pick your project. Call 603-387-2296. 2t30x YEAR-ROUND STAFF — staff wanted for busy convenience store. Experience making pizza & subs a plus. Apply in person. Casco Village Variety. 978 Meadow Rd., Casco. 2t30 DRIVERS — Great hometime. $1,250 + per week + monthly bonuses. Excellent benefits. Newer trucks. No touch. CDL – A 1 yr. exp. 855-842-8498. 2t29x

NIGHT WATCH PERSON — Required for small family-oriented inn located in Lovell/Stoneham, 100 Main Street, Maine. 10 p.m.-8 a.m. shift. Wed., Bridgton, ME 04009 Thurs., Fri. & Saturday evenings. No flexibility in these shifts. Must Phone: 207-647-3311 have excellent people skills. Must Fax: 207-647-3003 be able to multitask. The successful candidate needs to be reliable and references are required. Background checks will be conducted. BN 30 Please send resume to BeckyEvHELP WANTED and MarPART-TIME — Assistant man- 1t30 ager position available for busy TREE WORKERS WANTED self-storage facility with UPS and — Also mechanic wanted. ExFedEx in Bridgton, Maine. In- perience a plus. Must have valid terested parties please e-mail for driver’s license. Apply online at more information and application mountainministorage@gmail. application tf23 com 2t29 Part of the Chalmers Group

FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONIST Required for small family-oriented Inn located in Lovell/Stoneham, Maine. Successful candidate must have excellent computer and customer service skills. Must be able to multitask, and assist with other duties including light housekeeping. Hourly wage $10/hour. Hiring part-time Mon. – Fri. 3 – 10 p.m. shifts, Sat. 8 – 3 p.m. IF you possess previous resort or hotel experience, that would be a definite asset. Must be reliable and mature.

HOUSEKEEPERS Required for small family-oriented Inn located in Lovell/Stoneham Maine. Prior experience preferred, but will train the right candidate. Seasonal position. July – October. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays required.

NIGHT WATCH PERSON Required for small family- oriented Inn and resort located in Lovell/ Stoneham, Maine. 10 p.m. – 8 a.m. shift. Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. evenings. No flexibility in these shifts. Must have excellent people skills. Must be able to multitask. The successful candidate needs to be reliable and references are required. Background checks will be conducted. Please send resume to and 1T30CD

Norway Veterinary Hospital

CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — Childcare has 2 fulltime openings available. Active preschool curriculum, meals and snacks included. Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information contact Melissa at 207-595-5209. 4t29


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

Phlebotomy, Surgical Assisting, Radiology, Triage, Anesthesia, Laboratory Skills, Client Communication.

We are looking for a quality team member to help us promote compassion, progressive medicine, and exceptional client service, with a drive for continued learning.

Our hospital is equipped with the latest medical equipment and technology, backed by a dedicated and highly-trained staff. We offer extremely competitive wages and excellent employee benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, AFLAC, personal time off, holiday premiums, 401K, paid CE, and personal pet discounts. Submit resumes to:


We Are Looking For ASE Certified Techs

Top Pay for Top Techs. Hourly and flat rate positions available. We want team players who are looking to grow and advance with a fastmoving company. No franchise experience necessary.


DRIED FIREWOOD — Dried twelve months. Selling seasoned hardwood year-round. One cord $240, half cord $140. Call 207-595-5029; 207-583-4113. 52t22x VINTAGE PAPER — Postcard business, inventory only. Each item priced with backing and protective sleeve. 3,881 quality paper items, 5,000+ vintage postcards. Value figure $29,000 asking $17,000 or best offer. Supplies and large shrink wrap system included. Plus more boxes of ephemera not in inventory. 207-583-4941. 1t30


LOAM AND FIREWOOD — Please call Ron between 5 and 8 p.m. 595-8359. 26t18x


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


WATERFORD — 3 bedroom, 2 bath, nonsmoker, no pets. Plowing and landscaping included. 1st, last & security. $650 plus utilities. 6500916. 3t30x

GOT WOOD — Ready to burn October 2016. $250 a cord. Cut, HAY/FIREWOOD — Seasoned split and delivered locally. Call $260, green $225 cord. Cut, split & CASCO — Completely furnished 647-8146. tf21 delivered. 1/2 cord seasoned $150, rooms, heat, lights & cable TV in2 NEW TWIN MATTRESS — green $125. Wendell Scribner, cluded. $125 weekly. No pets. Call tf46 and box spring sets. $199 each. 583-4202. 10t24X cell, 207-595-4946. White metal trundle day bed, $199. Bridgton 207-347-1595. PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE 1t30x RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, split and delivered. Any amounts. Call 615-6342 for details. tf35

2004 TRIUMPH 150 CC ­— with 4-stroke 50 hp engine. Bimini top and canvas, trailer. Boat like new, always covered. Under 100 freshwater hours. $8900. In Sweden, Maine. Call 401-487-1452. 2t29x


Town of Denmark

The Town of Denmark is accepting applications to fill a full-time position with benefits in its Public Works Department. A valid Class A or B driver’s license, experience in operation of heavy equipment and mechanical aptitude are required. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing are required. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applications and job description may be picked up at the Denmark Town Office during normal business hours, or may be found on the Town’s website at: The Town of Denmark is an equal opportunity employer.


Now taking applications for employment.

Must be 18 or older. All positions part-time. Apply in person at The Umbrella Factory. NAPLES SHOPPING CENTER Route 302, Naples, ME 207-693-3988 TF22CD


We have the following positions open for all shifts

Licensed Charge Nurses Full-Time – Part-Time – Per Diem CNAs Full-Time – Part-Time – Per Diem CRMAs (40-hour training) with CNA Full-Time – Part-Time – Per Diem

New Wage Structure And Sign On-Bonus We are a 43-bed skilled nursing facility and 16-bed specialized residential care facility for the memory-impaired. We offer weekend and shift differentials. Inquiries should be directed to: Susan Robbins, Director of Nurses at (207) 647-8821.





Morrison Center – Good Neighbors

is looking for a part-time or full-time Veterinary Technician. License, or minimum of 2 years experience, is required. Applicants must have good skills/knowledge in the following areas:

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

Seeking Direct Support Professionals for Residential & Community Supports

(Experience Preferred, but will train the right candidate)

The agency is seeking caring, creative and energetic team members to provide services to adults with severe cognitive and physical disabilities in our residential settings and community support services. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with personal care, facilitating activities and community involvement, documentation, and promoting life skill development. An attractive benefits package is offered to all qualifying candidates and starting wage is $10.00 per hour

TCU Coordinator

Open position for a licensed nurse (RN or LPN) to coordinate care on our Transitional Care Unit. These patients are transitioning from their acute hospital stay to the next level of care in our skilled unit. Be a part of a management team who is working to provide the quality that our patients and residents expect in our homelike atmosphere. This is a full-time position that reports to the DON. Bridgton Health & Residential Care Center offers a newly-revised and competitive wage, benefit package, and sign-on bonus.

Inquiries should be directed to: Susan Robbins, Director of Nurses at (207) 647-8821.


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FULL-TIME FIRE CHIEF POSITION The Town of Bridgton has an immediate opening for a fulltime Fire Chief with a professional background who has demonstrated success in leading a fire department. Applicants must have experience in managing a workforce of approximately 60–70 volunteer firefighters, multiple fire stations and a minimum of five years management level experience in a similar-sized volunteer department; demonstrate knowledge of fire operations and management procedures; instructor training; Firefighter II or higher; National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) certification; experience with municipal budgeting, community relations, staffing, planning and working with other Town Departments. Interested candidates must submit an application for employment, cover letter, and resume to Robert A. Peabody Jr., Town Manager, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 by Friday, August 19, 2016, by 4:00 p.m. Additional information is available at or at the Bridgton Town Office. The Town of Bridgton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED, be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and possess basic computer skills. Please contact Wayne Alexander at 647-8244 ext. 13 to request an application, or pick up an application at the Bridgton office at 119 Sandy Creek Road. EOE 4T30CD Our Fryeburg Early Learning Center is hiring a Teacher Assistant to work as part of a teaching team providing support to meet children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development needs. This position may be responsible for maintaining records, observations and data on individual children. Other duties include sharing the responsibility for the proper care and cleanliness of the center. This position is 20–29 hours per week, 38–40 weeks per year. Position start date is August 2016. Hourly rate of pay is based on education and experience. For specific information about the job, please contact Denise Ricker at 739-6541 or A CDA or equivalent early childhood college course work, and experience working with young children are required; an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; considerable stamina to regularly lift, bend, carry and perform other high-energy activities; a valid driver’s license; telephone; computer/wordprocessing skills, preferably Microsoft Office; ability to function autonomously and as part of a team. Pre-employment physical and TB screening, SBI, DMV, DHHS and federal debarment background checks must be completed upon offer of hire and as a condition of employment. Paid time off, paid holidays, 403(b) pension plan with company match, and many other employee discounts offered with local businesses.

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Community Concepts, Inc. Attn: Shelby DeCato, Human Resources 240 Bates Street Lewiston, ME 04240 Community Concepts, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. Please request any necessary accommodations to participate in the application process. 2T29CD


Classifieds FOR RENT

NAPLES — Route 35, 3-bedroom duplex, washer/dryer hookups. No smoking, no pets. $1200 per month included heat. Security required. Call 207-899-5052. tf30

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LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER — Cats $70-$85, dogs starting at $100. Grant funds available for qualified Oxford County residents. (Continued from Page 2D) Rozzie May Animal Alliance The Baby Boom after 603-447waterford — 2-bedroom 1373. tf18 WWII brought on the dehumanizing 20 to 30 children mobile home, newly available. Quiet neighborhood, large lot, no HEAP HAULERS — Towing all the same age in each pets, non-smokers. Landscaping, service. Cash paid for junk cars. classroom sterile approach plowing and lawn mowing in- Call 655-5963. tf12 to academic instruction that cluded. $650 month plus utilities. MISCELLANEOUS assumed that every child First, last and security required. Call 583-4011. 3t28x LET’S SWAP — I have a 200- should be able to learn within a standard school year as NAPLES —Off Route 35, 2-bed- acre forest in Sweden, you have much as every other child of a small condo in Sarasota/Miami. room apartment, second floor. No 2t30x the same age. An approach to smoking, no pets. $950 per month Call 647-2389. housing and educating chilincludes heat & electric. Security WANTED dren that supposedly would required. Call 207-899-5052. tf30 PLEASE CONSIDER — cost much less over time has OFFICE SPACE — 140 sq. ft., donating gently used furniture, private entrance, convenient Na- household items and more to actually cost much more both ples Causeway location. Private Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. socially and economically. bath, newly painted. $300 month FMI, go to our website www. By the time the error in policy plus winter heat. Text inquiries to for details or call approach was being noticed, 617-894-5000. tf24 935-4358, ext. 21. tf44 our local, state and federal governments had become NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedYARD SALES more entangled in the spiroom apartment, short walk to public beach, no smoking, no pets, GRACE CHRISTIAN Church der’s web. True, more high $425 per month plus first, last & — Annual Yard Sale, Sat., July security. Leave a message at 831- 30, 9-1. Rain or shine. 11 Pinhook 9093. tf29 Road, Bridgton (off Rt. 107). Too many great bargains to list LOVELL — 2-bedroom in-law them all. Something for everyone. apartment with spectacular view. Come find your treasure at Grace Heat, electricity, cable, WIFI, Christian Church. Early birds snow removal included. See it at: admitted at 8:30 a.m. 1t30x housekeepingbusiness.blogspot. com/ No smoking, no pets. $750. COMMUNITY — Flea market: ACROSS 1. Clown act First/last/security. Available imme- Fryeburg Fairgrounds. every diately. 207-890-8810. 2t30 Sunday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Antiques, 6. Down in the dumps collectibles, old coins, sports 9. Tandoori bread BRIDGTON — Single-bedroom cards, sporting goods, general 13. Tropical juice flavor apartment, convenient location. merchandise and more. Vendor No dogs. Off-street parking. Utili- spaces available call 603-447- 14. Freud’s concern ties included. $775 month plus 2679, 603-662-3147. 9t27 15. “Turkish March,” a.k.a. “Turkish ____” 1-month security deposit, references a must. Contact Shannon 207- BARN SALE — Sat. & Sun., July 16. Anchor just clear of bot461-0025 or Victor 207-650-8071. 30 & 31. 9-3. Lewis Rd., Harrison. tom No early birds. 1t30 17. Lincoln lumber 27t4x REAL ESTATE FOR SALE YARD SALE — Glassware, 18. Like Hannibal Lecter’s victims household items, tools, paperbacks, BIRCH POINT — Colony Club, sci-fi, fantasy, Manga pellet stove. 19. Attend a departure Naples, Maine. 30’ trailer with 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. 30th. Harbor 21. *____ Gun Kelly slideout, Maine room, deck, shed Rd., Lovell, off Shave Hill Rd. on 5,060-sq.-ft. lot in associa- 1t30 23. *Modern evidence, missing from Gangster Era tion on Long Lake. Short walk to beach, 57 lots in park, lodge for NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE extra guests, rec room, comfort — Sale. Sat., July 30th, 9-1. station. $62,500. Call Kevin 978- Woodland Shores Assoc., Naples 387-4537 4t30 (FL101-105 off Rt. 35). Clothing, toys, furniture, lawn & garden, Buying and SOUTH BRIDGTON — 5-acre marine, household items, tools, Offering lot with Mt. Washington view. sporting goods, and more! 1t30x US Coins Driveway in, power conduit in. ATTENTION Beautiful views. $99,000. Call Gold & Silver 207-205-6349. 14t28x Bullion Classified line ads are now posted BUSINESS SERVICES on our website at NO EXTRA TFCD CHARGE! COASTAL TREE SERVICE — Fully-licensed & insured 142 Main Street arboriculture. Specializing in power Conway, NH lines, removal, pruning, vista, lot 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors clearing, chipping, stump grinding. John C. Goodwin, licensed arborist #FCU3031. 207-479-6229. JDN ENTERPRISES 12t30x • General Contracting

school graduates were being admitted to colleges, but we conveniently overlooked that many more students were dropping out of high school prior to graduation and rapidly increasing the need for more and more overcrowded prisons. Maintaining prisons appears to be draining our taxes more than schools at this point, especially since privatization of federal prisons began during the Clinton administration. College graduates are currently crippled by loan debts. I have the following questions for my friends and neighbors: What do Walmart and Hillary Clinton have in common? How many of the privately-operated but federally-funded federal prisons are run by corporations that supported Clinton campaigns? What might be a

primary reason why Hillary Clinton seems undisturbed by the fact that many of her sensitive e-mails while Secretary of State might have been hacked or easily-accessed by any number of foreign governments or business corporations? Why would most countries worldwide prefer to have Hillary as president to any other current candidate, Republican or Democrat, male or female in 2016? Unfortunately, the complexities of economics and government prevalent throughout the world prompt me to accept that we elect Hillary Clinton because maintaining relatively stable relations with world leadership is crucial now. Things that are bad could become much worse. Cindy Alden West Fryeburg

46. *Ronnie Kray to Reggie Kray 47. Small paving stone 48. Choose not to do 50. *Butch Cassidy’s home state 24. Diplomat’s forte 52. Site of Summer Olympics 25. Parishioner’s seat 53. Like a billionaire’s pocket 28. Make a sketch 55. Witness 30. Tugboat’s act 57. *James Colosimo, a.k.a. 35. Greenish blue ____ Jim 37. *Bootlegging to 61. *Protagonist in movie Prohibition Era gang“Black Mass” sters 64. Inuit skin boat 39. Gossipmonger’s informa- 65. E.T.’s ride tion 67. Welding’s hazardous 40. “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed output Reindeer” storyteller Ives 69. African people 41. James Patterson’s “____ 70. Soda-pop container Came a Spider” 71. Novelist Wharton 43. “____ ____ good exam72. Obscenity ple” 73. Word between dogs 44. ____ of demands, pl. 74. Tie again

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To The Editor: I suspect Tom McLaughlin is not a bit fond of me and doesn’t give a hoot whether I do or don’t find common ground with him. It is clear the two of us are at opposite ends of the poles when it comes to politics, but then again I do appreciate good writing that is far better than my own and I can relate, respect and admire much to my regret. Alas, I identify with those two out of three Americans spoken about on CBS News who “cannot cover a $500 unexpected expense, such as a car repair.” Yes, there was that time in my youth when I bore a child, worked full-time and managed to feed my new family while my husband finLETTERS, Page 7D 12. “____ the wiser” 15. Chancellor, in Europe 20. Ruling in Islamic law 22. Aptitude test 24. Be sick 25. *a.k.a. the King of Cocaine 26. Attach oars to a boat, e.g. 27. Meat in a casing 29. *Popular gun used by Dillinger and others 31. One weak and lacking confidence 32. Independent African ruler 33. *a.k.a. The Teflon Don 34. Muse of love poetry 36. ____phobia, fear of heights 38. Make with needles 42. Grind teeth 45. Puzzle with numbers 49. X 51. Young cow 54. Derive 56. Musician’s exercise 57. Gives a nickname 58. Muslim holy man 59. Hokkaido native 60. Actor LeBlanc 61. Refuses to 62. Do like exhaust pipe 63. Himalayan cryptid 66. U.S. aviation authority 68. Female pronoun

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WATERFORD — John Sterling Eaton, 90, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, with his devoted family by his side. He was born in Boston, Mass., on May 22, 1926, the son of Charles Newell Eaton and Agnes MacDonald Eaton. He grew up in Winchester, Mass., with brother William Tapley Eaton, and spent four happy summers at Birch Rock Camp in East Waterford, Maine. He attended Winchester schools through high school, then graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. John served in the US Navy during WWII as a radioman in the South Pacific and Perth, Australia. He graduated from Boston University College of Business Administration in 1950. Throughout his career, he was employed in the industrial food industry. With territory covering greater New England, life on the road allowed him a rare expertise in navigating back roads and finding shortcuts home. He finished his career happily running Rounds General Store at the Waterford Flats. In 1954, he married Martha Proctor Stockwell of Belmont, Mass. They had six children and many pets. They lived in Winchester, and then Andover, Mass., until his retirement to Waterford, Maine in 1988. He always considered Winchester home, and proudly served as Town Meeting Member. In Andover, he was elected to the School Committee and was privileged to present diplomas to two of his children. John was a committed family man who deeply loved his children, grandchildren, golden retrievers, and cats. He was actively involved with his numerous nephews and nieces, and enjoyed the family traditions of his extended family. He especially cherished his role as leader of the “Outlaws.” Throughout his life he enjoyed sports — baseball, hockey, golf and sports car rallies. For many years he coached Little League Baseball and Youth Hockey. After retiring, John joined the Oxford Hills chapter of Score, represented Waterford in Oxford Hills Recycling, and was a substitute teacher at Lake Region schools. He and Martha also spent many years traveling across the U.S.A. in their mini Winnebago, visiting friends and family, attending elder hostels, and touring historic sites. His unique humor and enthusiasm were enjoyed by all who knew him. John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha, children Nancy Eaton of Waterford, Patricia Brennan and her husband Chris of Otisfield, Virginia Eaton of Hamilton, Mass., William Eaton and his wife Lisa of Hamilton, Mass., Martha Eaton of No. Chelmsford, Mass., and Joanne Eaton and her husband Timothy Lorrain of Waterford; grandchildren Brittany Blasko and her husband Tim, Haley Horgan, Rachel Brennan, Tapley Eaton, Isabella Eaton, step-grandchildren Meagan Baker and husband Dan, Courtney Upton, and great-grandchildren Allison and Abigail Baker, and Bryant Upton. In addition to countless extended Stockwell and Tarbell relatives, he is also survived by his brother’s wife Jean, niece Libby, and nephew John of Oregon. He was sadly predeceased by his brother Bill and daughter-in-law Andrea Little Eaton. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Norway at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 28th. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, Norway, ME 04268, or to the Church of the Epiphany, Winchester, Mass. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Annie Petrone King LEWISTON — Annie Petrone King, 36, of Scottsdale, Arizona, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Lewiston. Annie suffered severe head trauma due to an accidental fall, and was surrounded by family and friends during the time of her passing. Annie was born on August 28, 1979, at the Bridgton Hospital with Dr. Robert Doyle assisting her birth. She is survived by her husband Timothy King; her parents Cathleen Higgins Petrone and Dr. Thomas Petrone; her brother Kevin Petrone and his family, Eloise Petrone, Adi Petrone and Haden Petrone; her sister Kristin Hefflon and her family, Jay Hefflon, Magdalene Hefflon and Julia Hefflon; and her younger brother Thomas Petrone. Annie spent her childhood in the Bridgton/Moose Pond area and attended Fryeburg Academy, where she excelled in academics and skiing. Annie filled our lives with joy and laughter by greatly increasing our capacity to love and to see beyond ourselves. As one of our friends said, “to know Annie is to love.” She was a sibling of four children and was best friends to Kevin, Kristin and TJ. Annie was a gentle, kind, and compassionate soul who was gifted at building relationships and finding inner peace. Annie was a generous daughter, loving sister, compassionate friend, fearless athlete, vulnerable artist, and gifted teacher. During the first 16 years of her life, she became a champion skier. During the last 21 years she found her calling for education, and running. Annie earned her BA in English from Arizona State University, her Master’s in Secondary Education, and continued on to teach Literacy at Maryvale High School for 12 years. It was very fitting that Annie taught at a high school with a 97% Latino population who valued relationships, faith, hard work, and persistence — for these were Annie’s values as well. She became the teacher that students spent their lunch with, who they’d confide in, and who they relied on as a guiding force — helping them develop hope to be better and do better. Annie’s athletic ability and persistence was admirable. She spent her winters on skis trying to keep up with Kevin, her older brother. At the age of 15, this persistence enabled her to earn the title of the best skier in the state of Maine in slalom and giant slalom. Shawnee Peak (which we still call Pleasant Mountain) was her second home and helped her build character and strength to persevere through the most difficult challenges in her own life. In her mid 20s Annie became a runner. She ran the New York Marathon at age 29 and continued to run another full marathon and three half marathons, completing one last year. One of her goals was to begin a running group at Maryvale High School to help students develop character and strength to persevere through their own struggles, and to find freedom from pain. On July 16, 1999 she met Timothy King at her sister’s wedding. Two years later Annie and Tim celebrated their own wedding and enjoyed almost 15 years of a beautiful, loving marriage. The last 17 years of Annie’s life were her happiest and most fulfilling years. As friends and family know, Tim and Annie King were the life of the party and supported each other unconditionally. The King’s annual visits to the Lake Region area on the 4th of July were captured in various photos and videos that we continue to scroll through and enjoy. Annie became a loving family member to the friends she visited — making Tim’s extended friends and family her own. She ran the 4 on the Fourth, hiked Pleasant Mountain frequently, enjoyed long swims in the lakes, and danced and sang with fellow Mainers who became her extended family. In her private life, Annie was an artist. She was a beautiful writer, poet, and singer. As a child, she sang herself to sleep and she had an uncanny ability to remember every word in just about every song she heard. Listening to and singing show tunes were her greatest pastime — this is something we’ll miss greatly. She was drawn to the soundtrack of Wicked and the main character’s ability to impact the world. The following quote is from her favorite song on the soundtrack of Wicked: “I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn — and we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them — and we will help them in return. But I don’t know if I believe that’s true, but I know I’m who I am today because of you. Because I knew you I have been changed for good.” All of our lives have been changed by Annie. Because of Annie’s gentle, generous, lively and compassionate nature, we will all love better, dance longer, sing louder, risk greater, run harder, dig deeper, and recognize our own vulnerabilities as strengths. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

Sandra Skillings EXETER, N.H. — Sandra “Grammie Gram” Skillings, 75, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at her daughter’s Exeter home after a courageous battle with cancer. She had previously lived and worked in the Bridgton and Casco areas. Sandra was born Nov. 19, 1940, the youngest daughter of Dennis and Annie Hoyt. She was reunited in death with the love of her life and husband of 49 years, Ernest Skillings Sr. In her lifetime Sandra worked in nursing, elder care, bookkeeping and hospitality. Her true calling should be remembered as the caring, loving mother to her six children. She was the glue that held together a very passionate family who she loved without judgment. Survivors include her sons, William of Harrison, Timothy of N.H., and Ernest Jr. of N.H.; her daughters, Barbara of Exeter, N.H., Sandy of Casco, and Ernestine Carruthers of Fla. She is also survived by a sister, Wilma Burgess of Saco, as well as 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews; along with a multitude of others she nurtured on her journey. “Come on in! Have you eaten yet?” Just one of the many greetings you would hear when you visited “Grammie Gram.” Her passion for cooking and loving made her an amazing and inspiring woman. Her kitchen was never closed and she always had a reason to gather and share the love. It was with this spirit that Sandra left instructions for her family and friends to celebrate her life and her completed mission. There will be a Celebration of “Grammie Gran’s Life on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Barb’s Village Square Restaurant in Corinna, where she labored with love in her final years. Donations in Sandra’s name may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor ME 04401, or at www. Arrangements have been made through Crosby Neal Funeral Home in Newport. Written tributes may be left at www. In Memory of Burial will take place in Casco with her immediate family in attendance.

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Faith Madsen WESTBROOK — Faith Madsen, 60, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her sister’s home in Standish. She was born on June 19, 1956, a daughter of the late Marinus and Priscilla (Hanson) Madsen. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by a sister, Karen Stoner of California. Faith is survived by her siblings, Barry Madsen of Naples and Susanne Ordway of Standish; several aunts and uncles; and many nieces and nephews. At Faith’s request, there will be no public services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton. Online condolence messages can be submitted at the funeral home’s website,

When I come to the end of my journey And I travel my last weary mile Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned And remember only the smile Forget unkind words I have spoken Remember some good I have done Forget that I ever had heartache And remember I’ve had loads of fun

The Bridgton News

Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered And sometimes fell by the way Remember I have fought some hard battles And won, ere the close of the day

OBITUARY POLICY The News will run, at no charge, obituaries that have local connections. Photographs may be submitted at no additional charge, and whenever possible, they should be emailed as a jpg file.

Then forget to grieve for my going I would not have you sad for a day But in summer just gather some flowers And remember the place that I lay

The News will include: Individuals – predeceased by parents, siblings, spouse, children; survived by spouse, significant other, children, parents. Names of spouses of surviving relatives will not be included. In most cases names of the grandchildren, nephews and nieces will not be listed, just the number of each. However, if the deceased individual’s only connection to the area is a nephew, niece or grandchild, that person will be identified. The News reserves the right to edit all free obituaries. Requests for more complete obituaries will be accepted as paid advertisements. Contact: The Bridgton News, P.O. Box 244, 118 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009. Tel. 207-647-2851, Fax 207-6475001, E-mail:

And come in the shade of the evening When the sun paints the sky in the west Stand for a few moments beside me And remember only my best We love and miss you


John S. Eaton

Belinda, Jason & Julie, Kristen & Shaun, Ainsley, Kendyll, Elle, Kaitlyn

Richard G. Stevens Richard G. “Stevie” Stevens, 74, of Bridgton, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at his home with his family at his side. Stevie was born in Portland on May 7, 1942, the son of Richard G. and Lois (Thompson) Stevens Sr. He attended local schools, graduating from Bridgton High School. He also attended Boston University and Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. For most of his career, Stevie worked for U.S. Surgical as a sales rep. For the last 15 years, he owned and operated Stevens Wellspring Group, LLC, an employee assistance program provider. In his earlier years, he and his father also built the Home Care Center, a hardware store in Bridgton, which they owned and operated for several years. Stevie was also very instrumental in restoring the William Perry House on Main Street, a major part of Bridgton’s history. He enjoyed skiing and was a member of the Jr. Olympics. He also enjoyed water skiing, golf and NASCAR. Stevie also started the first Non-Smoking Day in Maine for the Jaycees. He married Sharryn Whitmore on Aug. 3, 2013. Besides his wife of Bridgton, Stevie leaves behind seven children, Richard G. Stevens III and his wife Helene, Christopher Murray Stevens and his wife Ruth, Kristen Stevens O’Brien, Lori A. Stevens, Holly Lane and her husband Curt, Esther and Reginald Watkins; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 29, at the Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be at Forest Hills Annex in Bridgton. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

Planning front

(Continued from Page 1D) The Land Use & Zoning Committee has been meeting, researching and discussing their work in a forthright and dedicated fashion. They are amazing to work with; the town is lucky to have their service. We have a working draft going onto the website now and this will continue to be updated over the next two weeks due to legal review and final committee policy discussions. The Planning Board hears the latest draft at their Aug. 2 meeting and selectmen hear the latest draft at their Aug. 23 meeting. I hope you can take the time to read their work — these are large changes in land use policy for Bridgton. Please note, however, that zoning stems from the tenets of the Land Use Plan that was voted in by residents in 2014 as part of the Comprehensive Plan. The committee has taken extra care to ensure policies in the zoning plan are reflected in the approved Comprehensive Plan. The Main Street streetscape project is still active. We are working with Maine Department of Transportation engineers on studying the intersections and the overall project. Ironwood, HEB Engineers and Maine Traffic Resources, on behalf of the town, and as part of the design development phase of Main Street improvements, have looked at options for the intersections from the original offer of a roundabout at both ends of the project. These will be placed on our site at WordPress, which is called bridgtonmainstreet. We hope to receive continued public feedback as we go into the engineering study phase, so stay with it. The next phase of Town Hall improvements continues into this new fiscal year. Internal improvements, including a new office space for the recreation director, are planned, as well as a new sign out front. We are hoping to put something changeable as this sign is extremely visible and offers an opportunity to alert motorists, residents and visitors what is going on in Bridgton. Other happenings include a two-day training in the Community Development Block Grant Program with our new administrative assistant, Brenda Day. We need and are required to have continual training in this program. I am also part of the internal reviewing team for request for qualifications for the feasibility study for the fire department. The job description and ad for the grant writer is also in process, as well as the request for proposals for the branding/ website project. Next month, I meet with the new director of Greater Portland Council of Governments, which is exciting. The Community Development Committee is continuing their work regarding promotion plans for town events. Are you the coordinator of an event for your organization? We want to talk to you! We are planning an event coordination meeting for folks that coordinate events this September so stay tuned and let me know if you want to be notified of this event. The purpose is to seek efficient ways to improve our promotion of what’s happening in Bridgton. Are you a business owner, who would like to save some money on energy costs? Efficiency Maine is here to help so give Tyler Kidder, communications manager at Efficiency Maine, a call at 213-4163 or e-mail him at There are programs and rebates out there to help so don’t miss this opportunity! Have you been attending the lunch and learn session the Chamber is organizing? They pick timely topics, great speakers, provide a great lunch, and all at a beautiful setting of the new research center for Lakes Environmental Association off Willet Road, by the Pondicherry Park entrance. As a side note, if community organizations want to use this space for meetings, give LEA a call. So, nice job to the Chamber for providing these useful educational programs to your members. Have you heard of the Heart & Soul Project? It’s from the Orton Foundation, headquartered in Vermont. It’s an effective and well-organized communication project to connect residents with involvement in the direction for the town. We did a lot of this with the Comprehensive Plan; however with the implementation of the plan, we are finding public dissention with some of the projects. Perhaps we need to reconnect again to ensure the elements of the Comprehensive Plan we are now implementing are still what residents want for your community. Stay tuned as I learn more about this effort. Their website is Have you been to the Clipper Merchant Tea House yet? I have not been yet, but I am shopping for a new hat so I can make the most of my visit. Years ago, my husband and I vacationed in London and the English countryside, and taking tea in the afternoon is a ritual we never skipped. To this day, we stop our weekend running around and have a cup of tea in the afternoon together, which I cherish. So I hope you will go for tea soon and start your own ritual! I also hope you have stopped into Nectar for a smoothie and/ or a cup of coffee. I am trying to go once a week for a smoothie lunch, as they are nutritious and filling. Michelle warmly greets everyone who comes in and she knows her stuff so ask questions! I took some vacation time, which was great and also went to see my mom in Syracuse. We had fun playing tourist out there. I love doing that as I see things I didn’t know or appreciate growing up there and it helps me with my work here to compare how promotion is done and how events are managed. You are always working and thinking in this job, even on vacation. I recently met with my colleague and friend, Glen Holmes of Community Concepts, to check in. Community Concepts is located in South Paris, but serves Oxford and Cumberland Counties. This organization does great work and has provided financial assistance to Bridgton businesses. It also assists with home buying. If you have not looked at the services Community Concepts provides, I suggest you spend some time with their website to see how Community Concepts can help you: Are you going to sip and shop today, July 28, at Towanda’s and Firefly Boutique? I hope to break away to go have fun. We are so lucky to have merchants that work together so well. Also, don’t forget the Village Folk Fest set for Aug. 20! If you see me wandering aimlessly with my son around town, don’t be alarmed, we are just playing Pokémon Go — lots of Pokémons in Bridgton, so businesses, get in on this action to bring people into your store! Don’t miss out! Enjoy the rest of summer!

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Opinions Sports bookshelf, Part I

(Continued from Page 3D) century. Bradley has also authored several well-received books about public policy and his role in it. Boston Red Sox icon, Ted Williams, arguably the greatest pure hitter in baseball history, was the author of The Science of Hitting, the seminal study of successful batting for the layman or professional. It has become a primer from the Little Leagues to the Majors by the hitting perfectionist. Another writer/athlete, Ken Dryden, authored The Game, listed as one of the best hockey accounts. The lists of some of the greatest books in sports, like most popular listings, is highly subjective. A number of great books have stood the test of time and have even approached the status of literature. The Summer Game (1972) by Roger Angell is a series of his New Yorker essays on baseball and he’s been noted as “the poet laureate of baseball.” Angell is the stepson of Maine’s E.B. White. The Boys of Summer (1971) by Roger Kahn covers the glory days of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kahn, who once owned a minor league franchise, is the author of many acclaimed books including A Season in the Sun.     Other listed sports classics include Money Ball (2003) by Michael Lewis, which covers the new method of using “sabermetrics” to baseball, which changed how baseball methods are currently employed. A personal favorite is A Fan’s Notes (1968) by Frederick Exley. It’s a sad but stirring fictional memoir of the author’s troubled life focusing on his football hero, Frank Gifford. Newsweek regarded this account as “the best novel written in the English language since The Great Gatsby.” Exley wrote a followup to less acclaim and died prematurely. For those interested, this book is available at Bridgton Books and is on the recommended reading shelf.     Peter Bollen of Bridgton writes an occasional column for The Bridgton News dedicated to books and authors including reviews and news of the book trade. The author welcomes comments and suggestions. He can be reached at

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(Continued from Page 5D) ished Harvard Law School. We ate a lot of soup, casseroles and leftovers. There were a lot of us in the same boat in the sixties and seventies. Although we were living within the poverty zone, it did not feel like it. Of course, back then $500 could buy what $2,500 or even $3,000 could buy now. When my husband left me for another woman, I even managed to work part-time jobs, get my college degree from Federal City College (now the U. of D.C.), a land grant college that cost $37 a quarter to attend. Eventually, I completed my master’s degree in Social Work at the Smith College School of Social Work. I did so with grants, part-time work, paid internships and $500 monthly payments from my ex-husband. I did this without assuming more debt. Fortunately, I did not have to be “accountable

to a priest, minister or rabbi” about my spending habits, work habits, and/or lifestyle while figuring out how to survive and thrive as a single mother who hoped to remarry. Although, I did not live in a backwoods cabin without running water, I have always attempted to rent inexpensive apartments and have little interest in a profligate lifestyle. Having come of age in the South within the civil liberties and civil rights movements, I believed it was my duty as an American citizen to speak up when witnessing systemic injustice to the working class and those mired in poverty, especially as it concerned civil rights and civil liberties. I believed wholeheartedly in a democracy of, by and for the people, as well as in God and Judeo-Christian principles as a foundation to navigate the vicissitudes of life. I lost my income, my health and much more and I am not alone. Far too many share this experience. So, Tom, I’m always

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IF FLOWERS COULD laugh this is what it might look like. “Look ma, I’m the sun, dancing in the rain.” (Photo by Dawn DeBusk) amazed that you can begin an opinion piece with a reasonable premise and end with basic factual errors. It is true that some of us are getting affordable housing and medical benefits from the govern-

ment, but as you said, any earned or unearned income can be cause for immediate denial of those benefits. I can assure you that a person making $990 a month LETTERS, Page 8D

Controlling public perception

(Continued from Page 3D) a racist cop. The officer with whom I had dinner was very dismayed. He said cops everywhere were affected, even in rural Maine. The atmosphere had changed. Cops were second-guessing themselves — thinking about how their encounters with the public might be spun by media instead of reacting instinctively to potentially dangerous situations — and that hesitation was putting them in more danger. Cops know they’re the good guys and don’t like being portrayed by media as the bad guys. It didn’t help when the day after the Michael Brown shooting, Obama’s Justice Department sent teams of people to Ferguson to instruct local officials and the general public about “White Privilege” and racism. It got worse when Democrat billionaire George Soros sent $33 million to organize Black Lives Matter. My cop friend believed things were going to get worse and he was right. Black Lives Matter and other groups held demonstrations all over the country chanting: “Pigs in a blanket [body bag]! Fry ’em like bacon!” and

“What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want ’em? Now!” Then, Hillary invited BLM leaders to meet with her. Then, President Obama invited them to the White House. Then five cops were murdered in Dallas by an angry black man. Three more were murdered in Baton Rouge by another angry black man. Individual cops all over the country were shot, as well. According to Heather MacDonald’s new book, War on Cops, a cop is nineteen times more likely to be killed by a black man than a black man to be killed by a cop. That’s a fact, but media portrays it otherwise. Their narrative is that racist white cops like to shoot young black men and they control public perception. In politics, perception is reality. It’s no coincidence that Michael Brown’s parents spoke at the U.N. The Democrat Party hopes to benefit from that public misperception so they invited Brown’s mother to speak at their National Convention this week. None of this is good and cops know it. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

Acting to solve the opioid epidemic (Continued from Page 1D) ment, and I had previously called on the Department of Health and Human Services to consider this change. As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I have successfully advocated for increased funding to help address the opioid epidemic. In June, the Appropriations Committee approved legislation that included $261 million for the Department of Health and Human Services’ opioid abuse initiatives, a 93% increase. This May, the Committee unanimously

approved a separate appropriations bill, which included an additional $132 million to combat the heroin and opioid abuse crisis. CARA has garnered significant support from medical professionals, those in recovery, law enforcement professionals, and other experts in the field. More than 200 national drug groups, noting that 129 Americans die each day as a result of drug overdoses, have endorsed

CARA, calling it “the critical response we need.” CARA is a meaningful step forward in our efforts to combat this crisis and ensure that those struggling with addiction have access to effective, often lifesaving treatments. Earlier this year, I spoke on the Senate floor to urge my colleagues to vote in favor of CARA. During my remarks, I related the story of Garrett Brown, a young man from Augusta, whose

life was tragically cut short by a heroin overdose. The Bangor Daily News, which vividly chronicled his life, described how Garrett’s spiral into addiction ultimately resulted in his death. By better equipping our dedicated health care professionals and increasing access to addiction care for patients, it is my hope that CARA will prevent individuals like Garrett from falling victim to this epidemic of addiction.

Terrorism and racial strife (Continued from Page 1D) It is hard for those of us without the experience of living on the under side of society to conjure up what the lives of these youth are like. They weren’t born to hate; they learned those lesson in their neighborhoods. And for Middle Easterners, Islam wasn’t always the vehicle for revolt. Decades ago Westernized, secular, often Left-leaning leaders led the struggle against imperialism. Only when the secular socialists and nationalists failed did preachers take up the banner of Islam to assert leadership. To blame religion for rebellion is wrong; the responsible agency is the oppressor — whether from outside or inside.

The leadership of our societies have themselves to blame for the tensions boiling in this country and Western Europe. Decades ago, we needed labor to keep our economies expanding. So workers were imported from the U.S. South and from North Africa to work in the factories. When output slowed, factories closed, yet families continued to grow. Little was done by national leaders to address the problems of these trapped, surplus young people. We should have learned that years of ignoring the problem means the job of societal integration becomes that much harder in subsequent decades. But it cannot be ignored — not without increasingly dire consequences. I don’t

expect to hear the demand for improved education and jobs for minorities from Trump platforms, but that should be the cry. (Sentence written before the Trump speech. Shows how wrong I can be.) Plus, most important, the increased provision of population control therapies. Unhappily, the reverse of these needs will be the prescriptions from too many platforms. All too often with hotly debated issues, clear thinking, honest analyses and the courage to follow through are absent from the agenda of our political leadership here and abroad. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.


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Don’t forget to test your well water

During my time as a state representative, I have voted consistently in support of bills to improve the quality of our lakes and ponds and the safety of our drinking water. Last year, there was a bill that would have increased outreach to families with private wells. The idea was to help them determine whether the water was safe to drink, what — if any — treatment was required to prevent health problems over the long term and how to go about getting that treatment.  In the end, we were unable to save the bill after it was vetoed. Thankfully, I can still do some outreach the old-fashioned way. Most households in the district I represent get their drinking water from wells. Well water in Maine is by-and-large some of the cleanest in the country, but there are things people should be on guard for. Some parts of Maine have had to deal with increased arsenic levels. As of 2013, the State of Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory calculated that roughly 17.3% of wells in Cumberland County exceed the state guidelines for arsenic. For York County, it’s 22.3%. Some towns also have a problem with uranium concentrations. According to a 2011 study by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, drinking water in Naples and Sebago were found to have some of the highest concentrations


(Continued from Page 7D) cannot afford deductions in Social Security premiums and copayments for medical care and/or co-pays for necessary prescriptions when deductions occur only when one is paying up to 40% of their income on prescription drugs. Also, I cannot tell you how many people I know are receiving $16 a month in food stamps or nothing so they must rely on food pantries. I can’t help but be struck that you found yourself ideologically betrayed by liberal progressives — by the way so have I from time to time. However, this betrayal caused such a reactive formation in you that you became unable to recognize what must be learned and/or questioned from very imperfect and contrasting ideologies. It is easy to get into the politics of “personal pain” and join whatever flock hates the group in which you believed you were betrayed. Alas, I believe we betray ourselves

and others most every other day. I wish it wasn’t so, but there is a rigidity to self-righteous sanctimonious people that seems to limit learning and even the ability to repent. Alas, the old days of living well on very little are gone. Most everyone is in debt up to their ears just trying to stay alive. Mental health suffers under such conditions. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

Decreasing the chances

To The Editor: In commemoration of the Bombing of Hiroshima, Congress must take steps to shrink the U.S. arsenal and decrease the chances of a nuclear disaster. Seventy-one years ago, the United States detonated two nuclear bombs in Japan, killing 200,000 people — mostly civilians. Aug. 6 should be used for reflecting on the horror and tragedy, not for political posturing. Unfortunately, the threat of nuclear weapons is still all too real. But our leaders can take

From the House

by Christine Powers Maine State Representative of uranium in the state. Both arsenic and uranium are naturally occurring, but if they are consumed through drinking water in high concentrations over a long period of time, they can damage organs and even lead to cancer. The dangers of these elements are familiar to many of you, but there are simple strategies out there you can use to protect yourself and your family. The state recommends that people who have never tested their water before do so. They also recommend regular annual tests, especially if someone in the home is expecting a baby, if there are sudden changes in the taste, appearance or odor of the water, if construction takes place near the well or if the well steps to decrease the chances that something like the bombing of Hiroshima could happen again. I urge Angus King, Susan Collins, Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree to oppose the administration’s proposal to “modernize” the U.S. nuclear arsenal, a project that could start a new arms race to rival the Cold War. In addition, the United States has not adopted a policy of no first use of nuclear weapons, suggesting the nuclear danger remains a threat. On this day, we must say never again, and know that as an international community we must continue work to reduce the likelihood of nuclear warfare. Amy March Denmark

What’s done is done

To The Editor: “This was pretty shocking and shameful. I’ve seen a lot of, but this is not a meeting of the Republican National Committee. This is a meeting of brown-shirts. I mean

people who act like fascists. They might not be fascists, but they act like fascists they have the lack of manners of fascists, and in this respect they are only too reflective of Donald Trump himself.” That was former New Hampshire Senator Gordon Humphrey, speaking on the first night of the Republican National Convention. He was elected to the Senate in 1978, the same year Bill Cohen was elected from Maine. Those men and a number of others harken back to a time when there actually were people called “mainstream Republicans.” I prefer to call them thinking Republicans. Alas, those people now are all retired or dead, leaving today’s GOP divided between crazy Republicans and really crazy Republicans. It’s clear Humphrey could barely recognize his own party amid the strong-arm, bullying thugs running things in Cleveland. He was objecting to the refusal of the chairman to permit a roll-call vote on convention rules, even though 11 state delegations had submitted a petition requesting it. Only seven delegations are required to force such a vote, but by some mysterious process just six of those petitions were counted and the roll-call was disallowed. That’s how conventions are run in tin-pot dictatorships, not in democracies. Of course, that was just the beginning. A bit later, Donald Trump managed to violate copyright law and his third wife, Melania, plagiarized a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama, all in the space of about five minutes. First, the Donald made his grand entrance to the old Queen hit, We are the Champions. Unfortunately, he had not secured the right to use the music, but what’s a little lawbreaking among friends? Of course, when Melania’s plagiarized passages were pointed out, Trump’s campaign flunkies responded in the timehonored Republican manner: Lie, deny and blame the other

temporarily dries out. A good source of information online is There you can find locations of nearby testing labs, videos on how to test your well water and information on removing certain bacteria and dealing with high concentrations of hazardous elements. You can order test kits over the phone from Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Lab by calling 1-866-LABHETL. As always, if you have questions or ideas on drinking water safety or other areas, you can contact me at 318-2511 or Also, please share your e-mail address with me to be included in my regular e-mail updates. It’s an honor to serve as your representative. Rep. Christine Powers, a member of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee, is serving her second term in the Maine House and represents Baldwin, Cornish, Naples, Sebago and part of Parsonsfield.

SINGER/GUITARIST Dan Kirouac will perform on Friday, Aug. 5, at 9 p.m. at Olde Mill Tavern (56 Main Street, Route 117) in Harrison. There is no charge. Dan has been part of the regional music scene for 30 years. When not busy with the tribute band BEATLES FOR SALE, his solo performances showcase vocals accompanied by a six-string acoustic guitar. From the one-hit wonders to the lost classics, from the 1960s to today, every show is a different experience, drawing from almost 500 contemporary and oldie songs. guy. Campaign manager Paul Manafort even tried to blame it on Hillary Clinton, who had as much to do with writing Mrs. Trump’s speech as I had to do with writing Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It took three days for the Trumpinistas to admit the plagiarism and bring forth a speechwriter to take the fall for it. And so it went. Tuesday night resounded to ugly chants of “Lock her up,” directed at Hillary Clinton, together with comments from a Trump advisor that Clinton should be shot for treason. A few days earlier, another Trump fanatic said she should be hanged. Any sane person understands that if Clinton were one per-

cent as evil as “conservatives” insist she is, she would have been in prison years ago. But then, there aren’t a lot of sane people in the Grand Old Party anymore. Ask Gordon Humphrey. So now, the evil deed is done! Republicans have nominated an unapologetic fascist as their presidential candidate. I never thought I’d live to see this day but, sadly, I have. As a nation, we’re now one tick of the clock away from becoming an authoritarian tyranny. Beware, my fellow Americans. Once we make that fateful decision, we never can unmake it. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton

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