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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The current fee structure and long-range plan for the town-owned Salmon Point Campground on Long Lake was the subject of a lengthy discussion, at Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting. As a result of that discussion on Aug. 23, three different sets of proposed fee schedules with increases are now being looked at — one formulated by the town manager, one drawn up by Selectman Paul Hoyt and presented by him as a private citizen, and a third from the Bridgton Community Development Committee asking that fees at Salmon Point be increased and the additional revenue go to organizations that had funds cut this year, like the Library and Community Center. A bigger question to answer down the road, other than what to do about the fee structure at Salmon Point, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said this week, is how the town wants to run the campground. “I think there’s a threshold question the board needs to

address right off,” said Berkowitz Aug. 23. “Do we want to continue to run it (Salmon Point Campground) as an enterprise fund…or do you continue operating it (using a specific) business model…or do we get out of the business altogether and look at maximizing the return by leasing it?” Some history… The Bridgton Board of Selectmen had discussed current fees at Salmon Point and the possibility of raising them at their previous meeting on Aug. 9, with the understanding that they would likely make a decision on any changes at their Aug. 23 meeting. Selectman Paul Hoyt, who rents a seasonal campsite at Salmon Point, spoke Aug. 9 of possibly expanding the campground and using the extra $10,000 in projected revenue he said would be generated by that to set up a reserve fund as suggested by Town Manager Berkowitz, to offset recreational fees. YES! WE DID IT — The Smiths — Garrett and Jeanine — Berkowitz said Aug. 9, “Dawn exchange a high five after they reached the midstation point Taft did all of the research online on Pleasant Mountain Saturday during the fourth annual POINT, Page A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Casco’s elected officials heard that the best approach to adjusting the tax rate for 2011-12 was to exercise prudence. Keep the mill rate as low as possible, while giving some budgetary breathing room when setting the overlay — since the town likely won’t collect every dollar of the property taxes owed. Speaking on behalf of the Town Assessor John O’Donnell, his brother Michael O’Donnell told the Casco Board of

Selectmen that the most feasible mill rate would be $12.25. “With the expenditures you have for this year, you will see a tax rate increase. We are recommending a $1.40 increase from last year,” he said. “This year, taxpayers are already looking at a big increase. The town budget went up, the school budget went up, and the county taxes went down — but not by much,” he said, adding, “Revenues are down.” A mill rate of $12.25 per $1,000 valuation was set for the Town of Casco; therefore, a resident with a home val-

ued at $200,000 will pay an annual property tax of $2,450, O’Donnell said. In Casco, the town assessor sets the rate, and selectmen can select the overlay, he said. Essentially, the mill rate was decided after town meeting and the passage of the school budget; and the assessor’s job is to find a tax rate number that will bring in enough revenue to cover those costs. “All the other numbers are predetermined. As assessors, we have to pick a rate that covers all your needs,” he said. “By law, you are allowed to

pick a rate that is five percent over that,” O’Donnell told the selectmen. That is the overlay. In this case, three cents was added to the bare minimum of $12.22. Typically, the town rounds its tax rate to the nearest nickel. So, the mill rate of $12.25 creates an overlay — or a monetary safety net — of $23,000, he said. “You are never going to collect 100 percent of your taxes. The overlay allows you to make up for that,” O’Donnell said. During the 2010-11 budget

year, which ended in June, the Mil rate was $10.85 per $1,000 of property valuation, he said. “Given the nature of the hike in the mill rate, it seems prudent to have it as low as possible,” Town Manager David Morton said. “We take our overlay and put it in our undesignated fund balance. If $23,000 isn’t enough, we have already prepared for that contingency at town meeting,” Morton said. “Going with the lowest, practical amount of overlay is prudent at this juncture,” he said.

The board gave a show of hands to indicate it agreed with the assessor’s recommended mill rate. Selectman Tracy Kimball said she would refrain from acknowledging the newly adjusted tax rate until she fully understood what the assessor was talking about. “I need to know more,” Kimball said. O’Donnell offered to swing by the town offices, and sit down with her at a convenient time in the future. (See related story on Page 7A.)

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — One of the first things Gary Pagel realized when he took on the job of Harrison’s Harbormaster a year ago, was that the town had a really good set of rules regulating moorings in the town’s two water bodies, Crystal and Long Lakes. The problem was, enforcement under his predecessor had been inconsistent, and mooring records at the town office were a mess. So Pagel was given a simple

charge: bring the moorings into compliance with the ordinance so it can do what it was designed to do: ensure the safety and maneuverability of boats at the shoreline, and protect the rights of shorefront property owners. It’s been a process of education, both for him and the public, and so far, he hasn’t had one case where he’s had to enforce the ordinance by seizing the mooring ball and hauling an errant boat to the town dock. “What I want to do is work with the people and be as courte-

ous as I can be, explaining what the ordinance states, in black and white,” said Pagel, who works for United Ambulance and divides his 20-22 hours as harbormaster between the three p’s — talking to people, patrolling and paperwork. “We don’t want to be a police town, Harrison is the Friendly Village.” His tasks in his first year on the job have been concentrated on identifying exactly where all of the moorings are located, improving the written mooring application to provide more

information and then personally contacting all 500 or so mooring owners, both residents and nonresidents. He reminds them that they have to fill out their applications each and every year in order to keep their moorings, or risk

having them considered abandoned by the town. Those who had moorings in 2009 or 2010 and did not apply in 2011 are especially targeted for courtesy calls by Pagel. “We’re talking probably

around 200 people. Some plead ignorance; they weren’t aware they had to apply every year,” he said. The application has been improved to identify multiple

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer EAST FRYEBURG — Four adults fled a burning house off Route 302 here early Wednesday morning, but the five-year-old ranch-style house is a total loss, the fire chief said. The occupants were alerted to the fire by smoke detectors, Sheaff said. The homeowner is Maurice Baillargeon, according to Fryeburg Fire Chief Ozzie Sheaff, and the house sits up a long driveway on a hill, just a short distance from the fourway intersection with the blink- THE FRIENDLY WATERS — Harrison Harbormaster Gary Pagel stands in the town’s pontoon boat, used by him as well ing traffic signal. (Geraghty Photo) Fire Chief Sheaff said his as the fire and rescue departments. department was toned out at 3 a.m. and when they arrived the two-car attached garage and breezeway “were fully involved Established 1870 and the fire was moving into the P.O. Box 244, 118 Main St. house.” The bottom floor with Bridgton, ME 04009 a walkout basement sustained 207-647-2851 EARLY MORNING BLAZE — A five-year-old ranch-style home off Route 302 in East smoke and water damage, he Fax: 207-647-5001 Fryeburg was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. Four adults escaped with their said. “It was brought under lives. (Ackley Photo) FIRE, Page A

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Benefit for Harry Friends and fellow members of the Bridgton Fire Department will sponsor Harry’s Ride and Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Bridgton’s Central Station. The event benefits Harry Glover of Bridgton, who is presently battling lung cancer. A firefighter for the past 35 years, Harry was diagnosed in early June, and is closing in on his final chemotherapy treatments. Registration for the motorcycle ride is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Central Station, with “kick start” set for 10:45 a.m. Riders will travel to the Sunday River Brewery and return by taking Route 26 to South Paris and Norway, back to Harrison, onto Route 35 to Naples and then turn on to Route 302 to return to Bridgton. Cost of the bike ride and barbecue is $20. For those wishing to just attend the barbecue (at Central Station), the suggested donation is $10. Donations can also be made to the Harry Glover Fund, which is being administered by Norway Savings Bank. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled.

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HARRY’S RIDE — A benefit motorcycle ride and barbecue will be held on Sept. 3 to help longtime firefighter Harry Glover, who is battling lung cancer. Pictured (left to right) are

Some Lake Region area community members recently received mass fundraising mailings called the “2011 Bridgton Cancer Drive.” This organization operating the fundraising drive has multiple addresses — including North Carolina, Kansas and Louisiana — for the public to send donation checks. Tom Harriman, Rick Hunt, Harry Glover, Dan Nowell, Brian These donations do not benefit Bridgton Hospital or its oncology Nile and Bear; (back row) Kevin Avery and Todd Perreault. specialty clinic. (Rivet Photo) “They (the fundraising group) have no affiliation with Bridgton Hospital and do not benefit our patients,” a hospital official said.

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in the past is no excuse. “I listen to the complainant and the complainee, and somewhere in the middle is the truth,” said Pagel. He uses the town’s pontoon boat or a borrowed jet ski to patrol the moorings in Long Lake. The pontoon boat isn’t ideal for getting in close to DMZ moorings to check their GPS coordinates, but “beggers can’t be choosers,” he said. At Crystal Lake, where he owns a home, he uses his own Malibu ski boat, marked with a harbormaster sign. If he comes upon a mooring with numbers that don’t match the spreadsheet he carries, he gives the owner of the boat a courtesy call. “I give people the courtesy of a grace period” of two weeks to come into compliance, he said. “I’m not wanting to be a jerk.” One area where Pagel has concentrated his efforts is the Town Harbor at Long Lake, which has around 10 non-shorefront owner resident moorings, two marinas with about five moorings each, and around five moorings owned by David Fifield, who sells boats. Marina owners are not allowed to rent their moorings; rented space must be at the marina’s docks. “We are rapidly running out of space with which to put additional moorings out there,” he said. He may be able to squeeze one or two more moorings for

non-shorefront owners in the harbor, but so far there’s not been a waiting list of residents asking for them. Some of the newer DMZ moorings in the harbor are located quite a distance from shore, so that their owners have to paddle out almost all the way to the channel markers 500 feet from shore. In addition to the town harbor, a non-shorefront owner may be able to moor their boat on either of the town’s two lakes by getting written permission of a shorefront owner to access the lake over their property. He said some shorefront owners do that in order to have access to both lakes. Pagel said he enjoys his job, because most people appreciate having the rules explained to them. He tells them the mooring ball has to be white with contrasting colors, and needs to be replaced in the fall with a “winter” ball that lies two feet under the surface so snowmobiles won’t hit it. Or, they can simply drop the chain to the bottom. The moorings shift a bit when the ice melts, and that’s why periodic checking of the GPS coordinates is important. “As I said before, the harbormaster officer does not want to be a police officer. The harbormaster wants to be a friend to the people who want to boat safely in the town of Harrison.”

(Continued from Page A) control just after 4 a.m., but we had to fight it for over an hour,” the fire chief said. The all clear was given at 7 a.m. Firefighting personnel from six towns — Denmark, Brownfield, Saco Valley, Bridgton and East Conway and Center Conway, N.H., provided mutual aid at the scene — with over 70 firefighters in all taking part, according to Sheaff. Asked if the fire is considered to be suspicious in origin, the fire chief stated, “I wouldn’t know, at this point.” Sheaff said the cause of the fire is being investigated by Investigator Dan Young from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The only problem in battling the blaze, Sheaff said, was “to get all the tankers from all the towns up and going. We had a fourinch line and pumped it up through. We got water from Elkins Brook and from our (10,000-gallon underground) tank at the East Fryeburg Fire Station — the one donated by Poland Spring.” The fire chief said this is the first time the donated underground tank has been utilized to fight a fire.

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boats of each mooring owner, their registration number, color and length. Shorefront property owners are entitled to one mooring for every 50 feet of shorefront and must be located in the Shorefront Mooring Zone within 100 feet of shore. Those with a deeded right-of-way to either lake are entitled one mooring that must be located in the Designated Mooring Zone, between 100 and 200 feet from the shoreline — which sometimes places the mooring in front of a shorefront property owner’s space and has caused some complaints. “Do I like putting people in the DMZ in front of peoples’ houses? No, but it’s their right,” Pagel said. When people complain, he calmly explains the rules, calling at times on his 36 years as

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Benefit: For the love of Weyekin

GIVING BACK — Brian Grennan, Tai Chi Maine instructor, presents Tom Tash, Bridgton Rec director, with a $650 donation to the Bridgton Rec Scholarship Fund.

Tai Chi group donates $650

An essential part of Tai Chi Maine’s philosophy is “giving back to the community,” while also promoting the health benefits of this ancient art of moving meditation. Tai Chi Maine recently presented the Bridgton Rec Department with a $650 check for the Rec Scholarship Fund in appreciation for the use of the Bridgton Town Hall and

in support of the many beneficial athletic and cultural programs, which the Bridgton Rec Department provides to the community. Free classes for new beginners will start Sept. 13 and be held on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at the Bridgton Town Hall (North High Street). For more information on Moy Tai Chi, go to:

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer CASCO — It’s not often that you hear of a yard sale to benefit a dog, but Weyekin, named after a Native American word meaning spirit guide, is not just any dog. The 10-year-old Belgian sheepdog female is a registered and trained mobility service dog, and the best friend of parttime Bridgton Animal Control Officer Susan Fielder. Weyekin (pronounced why-a-kin) not only helps Fielder, who is disabled due to a childhood back injury, with activities of daily living, she also helps her train other service dogs and catch stray dogs. Weyekin had her right leg amputated recently after she developed osteo sarcoma, and she now needs chemotherapy to give her the best chance of having several more years of a happy and productive life. A yard sale fundraiser for the dog will be held this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., across from Chute’s Bakery on Route 302. Sebago Dock & Lift Co. is allowing use of part of their property for the sale. The canine guest of honor, Weyekin, will be on hand at the yard sale, as will Fielder and other humans whose lives have been helped by the little dog. Fielder has already raised between $4,000 and $5,000 for Weyekin’s medical costs through a combination of grants, hard work and a generous friend. She initially thought it would

be enough, but a mistake was made on the estimate, she said. She now needs to raise another $2,500 to finish the chemo, blood work and testing. “(Weyekin) needs some of the love and help that she has given out back to assist her in her hour of need,” Fielder said. “Without these chemo treatments, we are told Weyekin has maybe a year before the cancer will return.” Even with her front leg being removed, Weyekin still wants to work, said Fielder, adding that one of her main jobs now is to get Weyekin to slow down and take it easy for awhile. Weyekin’s doctors are extremely pleased with her progress, said Fielder. “With doctor’s permission, she can do most of her duties.” Fielder said she has let Weyekin do whatever she can, “which seems to be just about everything.” Weyekin has helped Fielder catch four dogs already, and will be working on helping her round up another stray dog this week. It took several trips to the vet this spring, after Fielder first noticed Weyekin’s shoul-

the problem; and then, it was re-adjusted before he drove through the neighborhood and before the deputy arrived at the local business. Merriam went to the town office on Monday, and filled out a formal noise complaint form, he said. “Good,” Selectman Dana Watson said. Both Watson and Board of Selectmen Chairman Christine Powers said they were glad citizens were following an established protocol for dealing with noise complaints. “I just wanted to show you the form is being used,” Goodine said. Several months ago, Selectman Rick Paraschak had suggested the town create a form so noise complaints could

be documented and kept on record. In related business, Goodine contacted the Sheriff’s Office to arrange for a representative to hold a question-and-answer session with selectmen in the near future. Law enforcement officials said they don’t know what types of “problems plague a town until they talk to residents,” he said. In addition to noise complaints, residents have recently mentioned that speeding has become a more common issue since Route 302 was improved, especially along the Causeway. “I’d like them to come in to talk about our speeding problems and other issues,” he said. The board will not meet again until Sept. 19, because of the Labor Day holiday.

Benefit for Service Dog WHAT: Yard Sale benefit for Weyekin, the service dog WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. WHERE: Across from Chute’s Bakery, Route 302, Casco

Noise complaints gain ear of sheriff By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Can residents fight noise levels by picking up the phone? Earlier this month, the Naples Board of Selectmen guided citizens in the direction of calling the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for noise disturbances. On Aug. 20, outdoor music being played at Bray’s Brewpub & Eatery prompted resident Sam Merriam to call the deputies as well as a town official. “Sam Merriam complained about loud noise from the amplifiers at Bray’s. He called the Sheriff’s Office with noise disturbance complaints,” said Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine, who also received a phone call from Merriam. “At the time, the noise was loud enough Sam said the dispatch operator could hear it through the phone.” On Monday, Goodine relayed his investigation into the noise complaint to the Naples Board of Selectmen. It was around 10 p.m. on Saturday when Goodine got the

call. So, he drove through the neighborhood located behind Bray’s. The music wasn’t audible from behind the wooden fence that separates the establishment from the residential area, he said. Merriam told him the recent re-surfacing of the road might be responsible for over-riding the noise, because the town manager’s tires were creating clatter while he was trying to listen for the musical ruckus, Goodine said. After approaching the noise complaint from the neighborhood’s perspective, Goodine said he drove into Bray’s parking lot. By then, it was 11 p.m., and a Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy was already there. “The sheriff deputy went right to Bray’s,” he said, adding no one from the department re-contacted Merriam to let him know about the response time or results. However, owner Michael Bray did shut down the live band at midnight — as required by his special amusement permit, he said. Goodine surmised the bass may have been

CANCER SURVIVOR — Even after having her right leg amputated, Weyekin, the registered Service Dog of part-time Bridgton Animal Control Officer Susan Fielder, still takes her job very seriously — and even helps Fielder catch stray dogs. der pain, before getting the of Raymond, is an Animal diagnosis of osteo sarcoma in Behaviorist/Trainer, and “an all-around animal lover and the upper right leg bone. “All the vets consulted in rescuer,” she said. After her Maine said there was nothing back injury, she decided to they could do ­ — she would train her own dog to be a serjust have to put her down when vice dog, and has gone on to the leg became too painful,” train several service dogs for Fielder said. others. She also assists those After trying to no avail to who need help, but can’t afford explain that Weyekin was not a fully-trained dog. just a pet, but a specially-trained Anyone who would like to service dog, Fielder contact- donate money to help with ed the Massachusetts Society Weyekin’s chemotherapy may for the Prevention of Cruelty do so by mailing a check to Animals’ Angell Animal under the name of Weyekin Medical Center in Boston, Fielder to MSPCA Animal Mass. Instead of throwing up Medical Center-Boston, their hands, hospital officials 350 South Huntington Ave., said Weyekin was an excel- Boston, MA 02130 or to lent candidate for surgery and Poland Animal Hospital, 1197 follow-up chemotherapy, said Maine Street, Poland, ME Fielder. 04274. Weyekin is a mobility serDonations to the yard sale vice dog, who helps Fielder are also welcomed; Fielder pick up items, steadies her if may be reached by e-mail at she stumbles or falls, assists or find her in loading and unloading Weyekin Fielder on Facebook. laundry in the washer and dryer “Weyekin is a super special and in pulling off her clothes. service dog, and very important She also helps Fielder in the to many in the community,” training of other dogs in service Fielder said. “She tends to help work and with the education of a lot of people in the area, both humans in the role of service in my job as an ACO and in dogs in the community. general. She has done therapy Along with her duties as an work in the past, and tends ACO in Bridgton and other to love most people. She has Lake Region towns, Fielder, helped so many.”

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Bridgton Police Department blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, August 16: 8:55 a.m. A caller reported seeing a female walking along Portland Road (Route 302) by Raspberry Lane and a male was following her in a red SUV with its four-way flashers blinking. The responding police officer could not locate the subjects. 12:34 p.m. A caller reported that someone struck their mailbox on Middle Ridge Road. 1:26 p.m. A request was made to have someone to go to the Salmon Point Campground on Long Lake to “trap some beaver.” 7:28 p.m. A caller reported hearing very loud gunshots from an area in back of their house “across the river in Bridgton off Route 37.” The caller said the shooting had been going on over an hour and sounded like an elephant gun. A caller from Harrison Heights advised that the source was possibly a cannon and they “saw some smoke in the area when fired.” The responding police officer could not locate anything. 10:40 p.m. A caller reported the alleged erratic operation of a motor vehicle headed west on Route 302. The responding police officer stopped a 2000 Mitsubishi sedan and placed the operator, 22-year-old Rochelle R. Albert, of Bridgton, under arrest and charged her with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Albert was released on personal recognizance and given a ride home. Friday, August 19: 2:13 a.m. A caller from Noble Lane reported hearing five or six shots fired. The responding police officer had negative contact. 10:44 a.m. No injuries were reported, when three vehicles

collided on Portland Road. The operators involved were Lawrence Pearson, of Easton, Conn., who was driving a 1989 Toyota Corolla station wagon, Terrance A. Reimer, of Bridgton, driving a 2007 Honda Civic, and Kelley A. Tibbetts, of Bridgton, driving a 1989 Dodge Neon. Pearson was issued a summons for failing to signal. 10:52 a.m. An employee at a store on Portland Road called to report that an employee had allegedly stolen $245 by “crediting different amounts of money into their debit card.” 6:08 p.m. A report was received of a young male and female walking up and down Hawk Road yelling at one another while a car kept driving by them. The responding police officer located the subjects. Saturday, August 20: 12:14 p.m. No injuries were reported, when a 1997 Subaru Legacy station wagon operated by Kimberly A. McCubrey, of Bridgton, collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck operated by Meghan A. Stiehler, of Bridgton, at the intersection of South Bay Road and Hotchkiss Lane. 8:50 p.m. A caller from Malcolm Road reported an ongoing problem with fireworks being shot off in the area. The responding police officer had negative contact. 10:41 p.m. A report was received of an apartment being broken into on Sawyer Circle where a screen was pulled out, a window was broken and a cell phone taken. Sunday, August 21: 12:35 a.m. Marion A. Gesimondo, 46, of Bridgton, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Gesimondo was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a driver’s

license expired more than 90 days. 7:27 a.m. An employee at a convenience store on Portland Road called to report they had a raccoon trapped in a dumpster there. 2:18 p.m., A police officer responded to a 9-1-1 call whereby a 16-year-old girl from Vermont was reported to be “out of control” in a vehicle at the intersection of North High Street (Route 302) and Sweden Road (Route 93). The same thing occurred the day before in the car when the teenager allegedly “went after the driver and almost caused an accident.” The 16-year-old allegedly assaulted three family members in the vehicle who declined to press charges and “refused” to have her seen at the local hospital for an evaluation. They headed back to Vermont. 4:21 p.m. A caller from Willis Park Road reported hearing multiple shots fired in the area of their backyard. The dispatcher could hear the loud shots over the phone. The responding police officer had negative contact. 5:19 p.m. A tree was reported down and blocking part of the roadway on Kimball Road. 6:29 p.m. A tree was reported on wires on Millbrook Road, and several reports of

power outages in the area were received. 8:18 p.m. The theft of an Xbox 360 and a credit card from a residence on Forest Avenue was reported. 9:32 p.m. A caller from Ledges Road reported having no power for several hours. 9:45 p.m. A female subject reported that while they were fixing a flat tire on their vehicle on Portland Road across from Central Maine Power Company a man allegedly came out of his house and fired one shot from a .38-caliber handgun into the air. The chief of police and lieutenant were advised, statements were taken, and the following day, at 10 a.m. on Aug. 22, 61-yearold Paul Colbath, of Bridgton, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a firearm. Colbath was released on personal recognizance. Monday, August 22: 12:50 a.m. Two callers reported hearing shots fired from the area of the skateboard park on Skillins Circle off Depot Street. A dark-colored van was seen leaving headed toward Post Office Square on Main Street. The responding police officer checked the area and nothing was found. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued eight summonses and 18 warnings.

FRYEBURG — The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from August 15 through 21, 2011: Monday, August 15: 9:09 a.m. A police officer responded to a report of criminal mischief at Molly Ockett Middle School. Tuesday, August 16: 6:20 p.m. A 16-year-old male juvenile reported to be a runaway from Baldwin was located at a resi-

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Motorcyclist hurt HARRISON — A 43-year-old local motorcyclist who was apparently ejected from his bike and found lying unconscious on a lawn off Maple Ridge Road here Thursday night was airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where he was reported to be in fair condition. Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Harrison Fire Department and emergency medical services personnel, responded to the area of 866 Maple Ridge Road around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, following the report of a motorcycle accident involving serious personal injury. Responding deputies located the operator of the motorcycle identified as Jody Scott, age 43, who was found unconscious on the front lawn of 866 Maple Ridge Road. “Mr. Scott had sustained what appeared to be life-threatening injuries to the head and torso,” Captain Jeff Davis of the Sheriff’s Office said. “Mr. Scott was not wearing a helmet, at the time of the crash.” Scott was transported via LifeFlight to CMMC where he was initially listed in critical condition. His condition was later upgraded to “fair.” “It appears that Mr. Scott’s motorcycle had left the road on a slight curve and struck a tree, causing him to become ejected from the motorcycle,” Captain Davis said. “At this time, it appears that speed and possibly alcohol may have been contributing factors in the crash.” The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and is in charge of investigating the cause of the crash, Davis said.

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WATERFORD — A 35-year-old man from Bethel led police on a 19mile pursuit down Route 35 from Bethel to Waterford late Saturday night and was finally subdued by police and local residents in boats, after he swam around in Keoka Lake for over an hour. Christopher Beaulieu was arrested and charged with aggravated operation of a motor vehicle after habitual offender license revocation, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (three prior convictions), attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, driving to endanger, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and a probation violation. His bail was set at $1,500. According to police, Beaulieu had been denied service at two restaurants in Bethel before 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 20, due to his reportedly being visibly intoxicated and allegedly “made a scene” at both establishments, just prior to Deputy Michael Parshall pulling up behind his GMC Denali SUV on Railroad Street there. The deputy said the driver of the SUV, later identified as Beaulieu, backed the vehicle up fast, almost striking the police cruiser and then proceeded to head toward Route 2 West. Police said Beaulieu operated his vehicle at “high rates of speed” that sometimes reached almost 100 miles per hour and also crossed to the other side of the road, barely missing striking other motor vehicles, as he was pursued by Oxford County Sheriff’s deputies and Maine State Police on Route 2 to Route 5 and then on to Route 35. Police used a spike mat near the Waterford Elementary School in order to puncture Beaulieu’s SUV’s tires. However, he slowed down to cross over the spike mat and kept on driving, according to police. Beaulieu’s “smoking” SUV was located a few miles away, however, he had fled, before police arrived. A police K-9 was used to track Beaulieu which led to Keoka Lake where Beaulieu was located swimming around in the water. Police said it took the efforts of both law enforcement officers and local property and boat owners who offered their assistance, in eventually subduing Beaulieu and bringing him to shore. They thanked those who own camps located between Keoka Lake and Kokosing Campground for being “really helpful” in effecting Beaulieu’s capture and subsequent arrest occurred at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Aug. 21. Keoka Campground let the police borrow a pontoon boat, and two paddleboats were also used. The Waterford Fire Department also took part, police said. “This wouldn’t have been a good outcome, without the assistance from the public,” Deputy Parshall stated.

A young woman from Paris stood in Bridgton District Court Monday morning and entered no plea to the charge of Class A manslaughter, for allegedly causing the death of nineteen-year-old Thomas Colby McLendon in a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 35 in Harrison last fall. Morgan Kesseli was a 17year-old juvenile, when she allegedly lost control of the 2003 Chevy Trailblazer SUV she was driving on a curve at 8:15 p.m. on Oct 21, 2010 and it crossed the center line and

crashed in to a stand of trees. Now 18 years old, Kesseli also entered no plea Aug. 22 to charges of elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and aggravated driving to endanger. McLendon, known as “Colby” to his family and friends, was riding in the backseat of the SUV and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Another passenger, 20-year-old Jacob R. Hill of Waterford, was critically injured and airlifted

to a Lewiston hospital. Both Kesseli and a third passenger, 21-year-old Timothy S. Coffin of Waterford, were transported to Bridgton Hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. “The investigation revealed that excessive speed was the primary causation factor,” Captain Don Goulet of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said, when Kesseli was arrested and formally charged last month. Conditions of bail imposed by Judge Keith Powers

include that Kesseli can only drive a motor vehicle twice a week to classes at Central Maine Community College in Auburn, she must reside with her parents, have no contact with Timothy Coffin and not use a motor vehicle, except in the manner described above. According to court records, Kesseli has prior convictions for motor vehicle violations including speeding 72 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone and failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

BPD participates in prostitution sting Bridgton Police, along with police officers from Yarmouth and Brunswick, recently participated in a prostitution sting coordinated by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office that resulted in the arrests of seven men and four women, including a 26-year-old Bridgton woman

who was charged with engaging in prostitution. “Investigators from the Bridgton Police Department, Brunswick Police, Yarmouth Police Department and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office completed an operation last week surrounding

the ongoing problem of prostitution in and throughout Cumberland County,” Sheriff Kevin Joyce said, at a press conference held in Portland last week. “The problem of prostitution is no longer a ‘city’ problem, it is an ‘everywhere’ problem, when vari-

ous websites are used to promote prostitution,” said Sheriff Joyce. The sheriff explained that not long ago CRAIGSLIST was a common place on the Web to find prostitutes advertising as “escorts.” “CRAIGSLIST came under


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received a report that a man was passed out on the side of the road on Lovell Road (Route 5) in the area of Canal Bridge. The responding officer checked the area and found “a highly intoxicated male” near the entrance of a campground who said he was looking for his group at a campground across Lovell Road. The subject denied needing medical attention and was given a ride in to the campground at which he was staying. 9:59 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of loud music at a campground off Corn Shop Road. Saturday, August 20: 7:05 a.m. Criminal mischief on Corn Shop Road was reported, whereby subjects had run over rows of corn in a field with a motor vehicle. 1:15 p.m. A police officer responded to a residence on Wiley Drive for a report of an unwanted subject. 1:55 p.m. Julia Repucci, 19, of North Andover, Mass., was issued a summons for illegal possession of liquor by a minor, on the Saco River.

2 p.m. A caller reported receiving a threatening phone call from a relative by marriage who resides in York County, and a report was taken. 3:17 p.m. Daniel R. Markow, 21, of Boston, Mass., was issued a summons for furnishing liquor to a minor, and Abigail A. Burke, 20, of Manchester, Mass., Mary R. Corso, 19, of Bellingham, Mass., and Lindsey K. Markow, 19, of Holliston, Mass., were each issued summonses for illegal possession of liquor by a minor, on the Saco River. 4:28 p.m. The following individuals were issued summonses for illegal possession of liquor by a minor, at a campground on the Saco River: Michaela R. Griswold, 19, of North Reading, Mass., Alexis Donohoe, 18, of Tyngsborough, Mass., Nicole C. Levesque, 18, of Hudson, N.H., and Chantal L. Newkirk, 20, of Tyngsborough, Mass. 5:40 p.m. A concerned canoeist informed a police officer who was patrolling the Saco River that there was a “highly intoxicated female alone on the river.” The female was located and assisted to her campsite.

7:30 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Swan’s Falls Road where a verbal dispute had allegedly taken place. Bryan R. Rebello, 22, of Franklin, Mass., was issued a summons for furnishing liquor to a minor and Amanda M. Martin, 18, of Franklin, Mass., was issued a summons for being a minor possessing liquor. 9 p.m. A homeowner on White Birch Lane where a “large party” was being held with a live band was issued a warning for disorderly conduct, after a loud noise complaint was received. 9 p.m. Michael J. Abi-Aad, 20, of Windham, N.H., was issued a summons for illegal possession

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Naples Museum takes shape By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Naples Museum is history. The white, wooden barnsized building — which was the town’s first fire station located on the Village Green in Naples — was demolished in July. Earlier this month, a local contractor poured the concrete foundation for the new structure that will be home to the Naples Visitors’ Information Center and Museum. With the exterior walls in place, currently most of the construction is going on inside the building, according to Town Manager Derik Goodine. Work to be finished includes putting up interior walls plus plumbing and electrical wiring, he said. Construction should be completed in late September or early October. However, the museum won’t be open to the public until spring 2012 since this autumn staff will be moving artifacts back into place and setting up offices. Naples resident David

Turnbull has fond memories of the old museum building. In the 1970s, his mom Sylvia “Shorty” Turnbull (whose maiden name was Hayes) was employed as a curator there. “My mom used to give me heck for crawling all over the wagon. I specifically remember that. It had big wheels,” he said. “Believe it or not, there was an old jail there. As a kid, I liked to play in it. We played ‘cops and robbers.’” As a pre-teen living in the Edes Falls area, he would catch a ride with his mom on her way to work. Then, he would spend his summer days with friends on the Causeway. The activities included jumping into the deep water from the end of the open swing bridge — a pretraffic congestion pastime that has also retired to the history books, he said. “I was taken aback when I saw the building was gone. I stopped, and asked what was happening,” he said. “I think it’s good they are building a new museum. That other building was very old.”

President of the Naples Historical Society, Merry Watson, who also acts as the museum’s custodian, has been pushing for and raising money for a new museum building for 20 years. Goodine was able pay for the $185,000 project by using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds because the project promotes tourism. Not only was the wooden building slowly rotting, but “there was no heat, no water and a damp cement floor,” Watson said. It wasn’t a good environment for the town’s artifacts, she said. “The new building will have radiant heat coming from the floor,” she said. It’ll have a dry hydrant system in case a fire breaks out, she added. Selectman Rick Paraschak and Goodine said the town has not decided exactly what kind of fire protection equipment will be put in the building, but the aim is to protect the items of historical value that will be housed there.

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direct ‘fire’ from a case out of Boston that resulted in the death of a female prostitute at the hands of a ‘John’,” the sheriff said. “Since that time, prostitutes have moved their operations to a website called ‘BACKPAGE.COM.’ These sites have been linked to the disappearance and homicides of females throughout the nation. BACKPAGE.COM is a similar website to CRAIGSLIST and offers many of the same services. Prostitution poses a serious risk to the persons engaging the prostitutes as well as the prostitutes themselves. The dangers include the inherent risk of crimes being committed against those associated with this activity.” Sheriff Joyce said those crimes may include, but would not be limited to, drug offenses, assaults, robberies, weapons violations and


extortion. “Lastly, these types of contacts and crimes have ruined countless families and have resulted in the spread of disease to those who are unaware of their partners’ activity,” said Joyce. The investigation by the four law enforcement agencies that spanned from Bridgton to Brunswick was conducted from mid-June through mid-August, concluding on Aug. 17. “The investigation showed that the problem, though kept quiet from the public eye, is a large one,” Sheriff Joyce stated. This investigation began with investigators making calls to “ESCORTS” advertising on CRAIGSLIST and BACKPAGE. COM and setting up appointments to meet with them. As a result of the meetings, solicitations were made and the following individu-

als were arrested and charged with engaging in prostitution, a misdemeanor: Angela Cloutier, 26, of Bridgton; Carolyn Deberry, 32, of Gray; and Norma Jean Greenleaf, 43, of Brunswick. Greenleaf was also charged with possession of Scheduled drugs. As a result of the three arrests for engaging in prostitution, a task force of investigators developed a two-day undercover operation, using a female Sheriff’s deputy who posed as a prostitute conducting “in call services.” During the two-day operation, over 150 phone calls from males seeking to pay for sex, were received, according to Sheriff Joyce. The following individuals were arrested and charged with engaging a prostitute, during the two-day operation: Newell Perkins, 69, of Ogunquit; Spencer Richie, 49, of Woolwich; Todd Donatello, 49, of Falmouth; Chad Roper, 32, of Kennebunk; Joseph Miller, 45, of Portland; and Erick Van’ Savage, 50, of New Hartford, New York. Samantha Pecoraro, 26, of Yarmouth, was arrested and charged with engaging in prostitution and Eric Mayo, 25, of Saco, was arrested and charged with the promotion of prostitution and a probation violation, also as a result of the two-day operation.

According to Watson, “The museum will be receiving a 1939 fire truck” from Naples Fire and Rescue Department. Another vintage vehicle will be the horse-drawn coach once used to haul baggage from the steamboat landing to the Bay of Naples Hotel. The passenger steamboat pulled into the spot where the Causeway Marina is now located, she said. “And, there is the idol — he’s very popular,” she said. “The idol is a Chinese alms OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW — The old giver that sat outside a tem- Naples Museum building (above) was demolished in July, and MUSEUM, Page A is being replaced with a new structure.

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August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page A

Town to monitor trees

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Transplanted trees — watered twice daily by a built-in irrigation system — are growing on the Long Lake acreage, where a clearcut occurred in March 2010. The trees, which include a mix of oak, birch, Eastern Pine and hemlock, are currently as high as 14-feet tall and between 3 to 4-inches in diameter, according to Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine. Shrubs and bushes have also been planted to

mimic the underbrush that once grew on the lakeside lot. “The property has a ways to go to bring it back to where it was, but it has a healthy start,” Goodine said. On Monday, the Naples Board of Selectmen signed a three-year warranty that will require the landowner to supplant trees and vegetation that does not thrive during that time period. John Chase, of Chase Custom Homes based in Windham, owns the water-

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – South Casco resident Rick Thorpe said the town could do a better job at pressuring people who own secondary homes here to pay their back taxes. He was shocked when he read a published list of property owners who owe previous years’ taxes to the town. Not only did it include well-to-do individuals, but also thousands of dollars that should be recouped, he said. His out-of-state neighbor, who lives a stone’s throw away,

has a lucrative job and should be able to at least make payments on taxes for the vacation home, Thorpe said on Tuesday. Thorpe made his comments during public participation time at the Casco Board of Selectmen meeting. He also said he would refrain from naming any names — to respect the privacy of those individuals. Town Manager David Morton said the Casco Board of Selectmen had decided to allow the town “to work with” homeowners when it came to tax bills.

front parcel in Naples. The property is located on the eastern shore of Long Lake, near Four Seasons Campground. In March 2010, neighbors reported the clear cut that stretched to the shoreline of the lake on approximately one acre. People called the town office and the Code Enforcement Officer and Department of Environmental Protection. An initial restoration plan put forth by Chase called for much smaller trees than what MAJOR DONATION — Tropical Smoothie Café presented a $400,000 check to Camp TREES, Page A Sunshine at a recent ceremony. From left to right, Camp Sunshine Executive Director Matthew Hoidal, Grant Leibell, Andrew Jessen, Staci Leibell, Terri Jessen, Jessica Seminaro, Stephen Seminaro, Matthew Shaffer, Camp Sunshine Founder Anna Gould, Walter Jankowski, and Bob Fischer from Tropical Smoothie Café. This flexibility policy applied not only to people who stood to have a lien put on their primary place of residence, but also to folks with secondCASCO — Camp Sunshine, Franchisees and executives includes supporting families’ ary homes and businesses in a one-of-a-kind national retreat from the company presented a travel costs. Casco, Morton said. “Tropical Smoothie Cafe is However, Morton invited in Casco, for children with life- check at Camp Sunshine as part Thorpe to come by the town threatening illnesses and their of last week’s Tropical Smoothie committed to helping Camp office and share with him any families, has announced that it Café Session, during which Sunshine create memorable ideas to jumpstart back tax received a $400,000 donation all 40 families attending were experiences for the families from Tropical Smoothie Café. sponsored by Tropical Smoothie touched by this incredible propayments. The national smoothie and Café and 12 employees from gram,” said Mike Rotondo, chief At the time, board members did not indicate they wished sandwich chain raised the funds the company spent time at camp operating officer of Tropical Smoothie Café. “We are proud to change the current policy through its National Flip Flop volunteering. Camp Sunshine began its to be involved with such a wonof permitting the town to work Day Campaign — an annual with people whose property tax philanthropic event benefiting partnership with Tropical derful organization and look forCamp Sunshine. Smoothie Café in 2008 and ward to continuing to support bills are past due. has thus far received $1.1 mil- Camp Sunshine.” lion in donations from National Fundraising efforts took place Flip Flop Day. The money throughout the month of June raised this year will be used at each of the more than 300 primarily to provide sponsor- Tropical Smoothie Café loca“I had one or two people the new large museum will ships for more than 150 fami- tions across the country, as well who complained about the be painted white. With a red lies to attend Camp Sunshine as online at www.nationalflipthoroughfare being blocked,” roof, the building will blend throughout the year, which Goodine told the board. “They in nicely with the older brick were laying trusses. It was buildings on the Village Green, only four of five hours” that Watson said. vehicles were re-routed back Watson is nothing short of through the parking lot. excited to start removing the “Because the pavement is museum contents from storage in pretty good condition in the containers. Wilma Irish, the parking lot, I want to seal it current museum curator, will instead of repaving it,” he said. assist with the move. “I go by there every day,” “The (sealant) stuff is gritty, it has a grip factor, it has some Watson said. “I can’t wait until abrasion to it so people won’t it’s finished. The museum probbe slipping and sliding” when ably won’t be open to the public the pavement is wet, Goodine until the spring — unless someone wants to come in and look at said. Like the old building, piles of storage boxes.”

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Café makes major donation

Naples Museum starts to take shape (Continued from Page A) ple in China, and was stolen by some Naples residents and brought back here.” Other artifacts include town reports from last century, ageold documents, pieces of wood, and planks from the original boardwalk. “The street snow roller — that’s the coolest thing,” Goodine said. Speaking of snow, an overhang or hood will protect the walkway from snow sloughing off the roof and make shoveling a little easier for museum staff, Goodine reported to the Naples Board of Selectmen on

Monday. The Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will have brochures displayed in the new building. Other literature will be moved from the Visitors’ Information Center — currently in the tiny brick building overlooking Route 302. In mid-August, workers raised between 30 and 35 trusses. Although raising the trusses took half a workday, the traffic coming from the United States Post Office and Naples Town Office was heavy enough to warrant a flagger — just while the trusses were being erected.

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT — The People’s Choice Night, that is, when Bridgton residents will be asked to state their preference for future development standards along the Portland Road corridor. In this artist’s rendering by Janet Montgomery, the Black Horse Tavern Restaurant at right is about all that’s familiar. An information booth with tour bus parking occupies the former Paris Farmers Union property, inviting people to stop at the square instead of just passing through. A traditional New England-style building, close to the sidewalk with parking in back, sits at the site of the current Rite Aid, and the three residential homes in front of Stevens Brook Elementary School are gone, replaced by a pedestrian-friendly curb-cut and parking. Come give your opinion at the charette, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the lower meeting hall of the Bridgton Municipal Complex on Thursday, Aug. 25.

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Salmon Point (Continued from Page A)

to see where we stand (as to rates) with other area campgrounds.” However, at that same meeting Aug. 9, Selectman Hoyt argued against an increase in some of the campsite rates at Salmon Point, saying the campground had certain “negatives” compared to commercial campgrounds in the surrounding area. Hoyt sat at the selectmen’s table, as he did this. “I appreciate Paul’s report and his support of setting up an enterprise fund…but, the more revenue you generate is in the best interest of the taxpayers who funded (the purchase of Salmon Point) this in the past — I feel if we can establish more income, it’s good for the taxpayer,” Selectmen Chairman Arthur Triglione said Aug. 9, This week, Berkowitz presented a draft rate increase fee schedule that would incrementally increase fees on campsites at Salmon Point. A second proposed fee schedule was also introduced that was formulated by Selectman Hoyt, that would not increase campsite rates as much or as soon as the fee schedule prepared by the town manager. Chairman Triglione said Tuesday night that Hoyt had presented those recommendations “as a private citizen,” and not as a board member. The third proposal for a fee schedule is that of the Community Development Committee. Chuck Renneker of the Community Development Committee was about to ask Selectman Hoyt to recuse himself from any decision on fee structures at Salmon Point Aug. 23 when Hoyt said, “I can cut you short ­ — I plan to recuse myself.” Renneker said members of the CDC had come up with a separate fee structure that could increase revenue at Salmon Point Campground by as much as $40,000 annually. As Renneker made his points

as to why certain increases should be instituted, such as the 34 waterfront and lagoon campsite fees being increased significantly, Hoyt offered a differing opinion, saying things like docks, the public beach and playground area there “are not part of the (campground) facility.” “To not include the public beach (at Salmon Point) as part of the (amenities offered at the campground) — it’s just not reality,” Renneker told Hoyt. “It’s not part of the (campground) facility,” Selectman Hoyt replied. CDC member Ken Murphy stated, “I thought Mr. Hoyt was going to recuse himself from this discussion.” Chairman Triglione stated that Hoyt, who was sitting at the selectmen’s table up to this point, was speaking “as a private citizen.” “I would recommend Mr. Hoyt remove himself into the audience,” Chairman Triglione said, as Hoyt rose from his seat and came around the table and sat down in the front row of the public seating area. Triglione explained that Hoyt would be participating as a private citizen in the discussion about Salmon Point campground, but he would not be voting on the matter. Selectman Woody Woodward runs a lodging resort on Highland Lake. As to the suggestion of operating Salmon Point as a business rather than a selfsustaining enterprise account, Selectman Woodward said, “I do get worried, when a town or other governmental entity gets into a business that other area businesses are in.” Local businessman Bill Macdonald said he agreed with Woodward. No final decisions of any kind were made Aug. 23, but Triglione instructed his fellow board members to come to the next selectmen’s meeting on Sept. 13 prepared to make a decision. “We will have a decision by our next meeting,” Chairman Triglione stated.

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Town to monitor transplanted trees (Continued from Page A) has been planted. A settlement between the town and Chase focused on larger transplants, more varied species, and additional low-lying bushes to mitigate water runoff and erosion. In December 2010, in lieu of taking the case to court, the Town of Naples and Chase came to an agreement through a mediation process overseen by a former Superior Court judge.

The longtime lapse between the violation and mediation happened because lawyers had to set a date that worked for everyone involved, according to Goodine. In late March 2011, Chase paid the town a lump sum of $65,000 — that money included legal-fee reimbursement and fines for shoreland zoning violations. “We at first wanted 10 years (guarantee), but we settled at three to be con-

sistent with the terms” in another shoreland violation case, Goodine said. “Furthermore, most of the trees at Chase’s property are doing well. And, he has an irrigation system that waters them mornings and evenings,” he said. However, a 10-year lien prohibits Chase from selling or transferring ownership of the land for a decade. According to Goodine, “He says he doesn’t intend to sell

it since it abuts his other property, too.” On an annual basis for the next three years, the town will monitor the tree growth on Chase’s property. “We will visit the property in May next year to see how it’s doing,” Goodine said. “The three-year guarantee is that if they die, they need to be replaced. And, I expect Mr. Chase will ensure (the trees and shrubbery) continue to thrive.”

Arts & entertainment

August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Arts calendar

Friday, Aug. 26 A yummy Fish Fry will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post #155 on Route 11 in Naples. French fries, coleslaw and dessert complete the meal. Saturday, Aug. 27 A Free Community Meal of baked salmon, casseroles, salads and desserts will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond. After the dinner, there will be a movie, Letters to SUPPERS, Page 10B

Heather Masse to perform at PAC

FRYEBURG — The Heather Masse Band together with special guest Ben Hammond will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students and are available for purchase online at or by calling the Box Office at 9359232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg. Parking is free. Avoid the mad dinner rush to make it to the concert on time. Instead, enjoy a gourmet dinner served in their incredible lobby before this performance. The night’s menu will be grilled marinated chicken with a lemon caper sauce, wild rice, chilled green beans in basil, Caesar salad, rolls, dessert and coffee. Dinner prices are $20 adults and $9 children. All dinners must be reserved online or by calling the Box Office at least two days in advance of the performance. New York City singer and songwriter Heather Masse grew up in the rural town of Lovell, and began singing at an early age. Trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer, she is steeped in the jazz tradition, which informs her distinct

approach to singing folk, pop and bluegrass. A member of the Billboardcharting folk supergroup The Wailin’ Jennys, Heather has performed at the top venues, sharing the stage with the world’s most acclaimed pop,

her first full-length album, “Bird Song” — her solo debut on Red House Records. Showcasing her luscious alto voice and her superb songwriting, the CD is acoustic pop music at its best — thoughtful and soulful and sure to be a

ing, from New England to New Zealand to points in between, playing his unique brand of live-looped acoustic soul-pop at a variety of festivals and hundreds of venues. He has appeared as a guest vocalist/beatboxer at the Montreal Jazz Festival and has also recorded a live DVD, “Solo at Stone Mountain Arts Center,” directed by awardwinning cinematographer Mike Dana at Brownfield’s Stone Mountain Arts Center. Schooled in jazz, raised on rock, fascinated with music the world over, Hammond can just as easily be found strumming a soulful original tune as he can live-looping an a cappella improvisation of beatboxing and four-part harmony, recklessly remixing some of the best music of the past century. For more information about Ben visit

BEN HAMMOND will be performing with The Heather Masse Band at PAC.

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Now through Saturday, Aug. 27 Photographer and graphic artist Sam Little will exhibit his photography at Frost Farm Gallery, 272 Pikes Hill Road. Little’s subject matter ranges from crashing surf along Maine’s coat to soothing inland landscapes and candid portraits of people and animals. Balancing out his work are clean and sometimes edgy Harley Davidson shots and closeup mechanical studies. Little is the lead designer for the new West Coast Maine Magazine. For more information, call the gallery at 743-8041. Now through Tuesday, Aug. 30 Plein air painter Diane Scott captures the light of the moment in an everyday scene and makes the canvas come alive, and you can see for yourself if you visit Harvest Gold Gallery in Lovell. Her paintings now on display include several local scenes, such as “Still Working,” a portrait of Chandler’s Garage on Route 5, or “Little Boy, Big Dreams,” of a small child gazing at a huge tractor at the Fryeburg Fair. For more information, call 925-6502. Now through Wednesday, Aug. 31 A Juried Art Show will be on display at The Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center, 480 Main Street, Norway, including 2-D, 3-D, photography and artisans work. The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information: 739-6161, 743-7813 or visit Now through Friday, Sept. 30 The Edge of Maine Gallery in Brownfield will exhibit works by Julia Stiles, a completely self-taught artist. Horses, as well as other animals, are the subject matter Julia paints and draws. Her work is both charming and technically skillful. For more information, 935-2817. Now through Columbus Day, Oct. 10 Andy Curran will show his new paintings and cards at Harvest Gold Gallery on Route 5 in Center Lovell. As a hiker and explorer, Andy imprisons his experiences in nature in his mind until he can express them on canvas. Memories of seascapes, mountains and meadows guide his paintings. Also through Columbus Day, Boston artist Rose Farbush will exhibit her original acrylic cityscapes. Farbush is a master painter at the prestigious Copley Society of Art, the oldest art association in America. For more information, call 925-6502 or visit Saturday, Aug. 27 through Thursday, Sept. 29 Maine artist Pat Chandler will be the guest artist at Gallery 302 at 112 Main Street in Bridgton, with a wine and cheese reception on Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Chandler produces art at her home/studio in Norway, is represented by various galleries, and owns her own business, Chandler Fine Art. She moves between realism and non-realistic imagery. Currently, she is an adjunct professor for the University of Maine at Augusta. For more information: 647-2787. Saturday, Sept. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 9 “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” an exhibit of portraits by noted contemporary Maine artist Robert Shetterly, will be on display at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes and the Cook Memorial Library, both on Main Street in Tamworth Village, N.H. The portraits combine images and words of notable activists, humanitarians, politicians, environmentalists, writers and more. The exhibit is open at the fellowship from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, and from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays, and at the library during regular open hours. Call 603-323-8585 for more information.

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Harvest Gold hosts Varvara Harmon

CENTER LOVELL — to put on a solo exhibition in Varvara Harmon is an artist, the Museum of V.E. Lenin in illustrator and photographer. Kazan, Russia. Whether it is a seascape, pond In 2001, Harmon immigrator snow, Harmon captures the ed to the United States, and essence of nature transporting in 2002 became an exhibiting the admirer of her paintings artist. Throughout the years, into the scenery. her work has become more One can feel the coolness of in demand. She continues to the ocean breeze, the crispness experiment with different mediof the fall leaves, or the serene ums; acrylics, oils, watercolcalm of a meadow just by gaz- ors and pencils, paintings on ing into one of her paintings. silk, ink and pencil. Although She is also adept at making a landscapes encompass most of variety of still life paintings Harmon’s works, she is also from fresh cut flowers to a cup accomplished in still life, porof tea seem lifelike. Her paint- traits, photography, and comings show the simple beauty in missioned work. common objects. “I don’t really have to search Born in Russia, Harmon was hard for my subjects, I see beauinspired by the spectacular wil- ty everywhere,” she said. EILEEN IVERS will appear on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield at 8 p.m. derness she explored as a geoloHer paintings are now on gist. These experiences brought display at Harvest Gold Gallery her back to her first love, paint- in Center Lovell. For more ing. Soon her paintings became information, call 925-6502 or BROWNFIELD — Eileen Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets signature intensity, all while diversity led her to forge a new, in great demand. This led to her visit the gallery’s website at Ivers has been electrifying audi- are $40, and can be ordered by transmitting her deep love for front-and-center role for the being honored as the first artist ences for years. She has been calling 227-6589. tradition. The audience and fiddle in Celtic performance, called the “Jimi Hendrix of the Groundbreaking Irish- stage become one through the in particular, in creating the violin.” American fiddler Eileen Ivers interactiveness of the music, musical star role of Riverdance. This one-of-a-kind violin- can keep up with classical the joy of the musicians and the Her own work has led her to ist brings her amazing talents virtuosi while keeping up the passion with which Ivers shares dig deep into Irish and Celtic to Stone Mountain Arts Center warmth of a kitchen party. She the stories of these traditions. sounds, tracing connections (695 Dugway Road, off Old can shred, play reels through Looking back on reper- between continents and scatCounty Road) in Brownfield a cry-baby pedal, inspire with toire that has connected the tered Celtic communities, sharon Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. a bittersweet air and with her Celtic dots from Galicia to the ing how these connections Canadian Maritimes, from 17th- reverberate in American roots century songs to high-energy music, delving into jazz senoriginals, Ivers brought her sibilities and Grappelli-esque unflagging energy and potent improvisations, and incorporat345 SOUTH HIGH STREET performance to stages across ing her trademark effects with BRIDGTON, ME 04009 the United States this year, her eye-catching (and ear-catchfrom Kentucky to Kalamazoo. ing) electric violin. Ivers frequently gets listenThe young Ivers never expected to become a professional ers dancing in the aisles and SUMMER HOURS: DAILY 10AM-6PM musician with numerous All- often leaps into the audience Ireland Fiddle Championships to join them. She has gotten GEORGE AUDRA, TIM SYLVIA and Grammy™-awarded proj- symphony patrons dressed in & CINDY & ADAM (FARMSTAND) ects under her belt — she’s furs and jewels singing a hearty 647-5364 647-8502 647-5590 4t31 a mathematician by education. round of May the Circle Be Yet, her unintentional career Unbroken, part of a program CLIP ‘N USE GRO has taken her from co-founding she has performed with over U “Cherish the Ladies” and tour- forty major orchestras. She gets RAT P ES ing with “The Chieftains,” to hugs from fans of all ages as guest starring with acclaimed she and the band chat in the symphonies, collaborating with lobby after shows — a favorite celebrated jazz and pop artists way for Ivers to end an eveand her most recent televised ning — and promises from kids Two Convenient Locations: performances with Sting.  to finally start practicing their $ Route 302, 1734 E. Main St. s Ivers’ expertise and artistic violins. y Center Conway kda Wee VARVARA HARMON will display some of her works at and Route 302, Fryeburg Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell. (near Walker’s Bridge)

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August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

2011 Bach Festival includes special guest appearances

Dr. Robert Lehmann, Festival conductor and soloist a bit early to learn about the works included in the program. A Sunday morning Bach Worship service with a Baroque

performance prior to the start of the service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at First Church of Christ Congregational, North Conway. Returning for his fourth year as Festival conductor, is Dr. Robert Lehmann, director of String Studies, Associate Professor of Music and Artist Faculty in violin and viola at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. He conducts the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the North Shore Philharmonic, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the White Mountain Bach Festival. “I’m eagerly awaiting a return to the White Mountains for another great weekend of music-making amongst great artists and friends,” Lehman said. Each of the three concerts

Dr. Frank Glazer, piano soloist scheduled for the Festival weekend will provide a different emphasis and will include music intended for enjoyment by both Baroque aficionados as well as the novice Bach listeners. Many guest artists are featured in the three festival concerts.  The Friday evening program will feature performances by guest artist and nonagenarian, Frank Glazer, internationally acclaimed pianist, who will play Chaconne in G Major, by G.F. Handel, as well as J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Keyboards in C Major, BWV 1061. The second keyboard will be played by noted musician, Floyd W. Corson, resident of Mt. Washington Valley and chairman of the Music Advisory Board of the Bach Festival.  Additional performances by

trumpeter, Barbara Prugh and soprano, Ashley Emerson are also programmed. Saturday evening’s performance will offer a unique presentation of two settings of a Bach cantata: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland I and II. These two cantatas, accompanied by the Festival Orchestra have the same text, but are two different musical settings both by Bach. The Festival Finale performance on Sunday, in addition to appearances by Frank Glazer and Floyd Corson, will also highlight a solo performance of J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Violin in E Major, BWV 1042 by Festival Conductor, Dr. Lehmann. The Bach Festival weekend will come to a close with a performance of the J.S. Bach Cantata BWV 30 Freue dich erlöst Schar with the Bach Festival Chorus, Orchestra and soloists Ashley Emerson, soprano, Emily Marvosh, mezzo soprano and John D. Adams, bass-baritone. The Bach Festival Chorus includes a diverse group of singers from the greater Mt. Washington Valley in New Hampshire and Maine. Coming from a varied set of experiences, the chorus includes amateurs to professionals, all of whom share the love of Bach’s great choral music and the enthusiasm for having the opportunity to perform in a live, festival setting. The group has been rehearsing with rehearsal conductor, Dr. Paul McGovern, whose credits include a master’s and doctoral degrees in Choral Conducting

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winter help programs. Cover price is $15, which includes the concerts, appetizers and dinner. For more information, call DancingTrees at 539-2670 or the theater at 647-9326. One of Portland’s bestkept secrets, the four-piece Milkman’s Union will play a stripped-down, melodic brand of indie rock at the next cabaret at the Denmark Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The cabaret is the last of the season at DAC, and will have the added attraction of Bridgton’s own Woody Woodward performing his magic tricks. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information: 452-2412. Sunday, Aug. 28 Country music is served up by Lola Lee and the Country Bandits at the next Concert on the Naples Village Green from 6 to 7 p.m. CONCERTS, Page B

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ministry, performing between 250 and 300 concerts a year. Their music includes a wide variety of songs, from traditional gospel to southern/bluegrass gospel. Saturday, Aug. 27 The great blues man Johnny Rawls, along with Pete Finkle, The Afterburners, Brad Hooper and others will offer a DancingTrees benefit concert at the Magic Lantern Movie Theater on Main Street in Bridgton, with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. Other acts are Chowderfish, Dail Martin and Jeremy Burkard, and all proceeds benefits the nonprofit’s

from Indiana University. He presently serves as chorus master for PORTopera and music educator at Portland High School. Tickets for the 23rd Annual Bach Festival will continue to offer a choice of seating available at all performances. For those who wish to be seated as close as possible to the performers, there will be the Conductor’s Circle seats with tickets for this section at $25 each. The middle intermediate section will provide seating at $20, and the customary general seating will also be available at $15. Tickets are available at the door or by calling the ticket manager at 603-356-5935. For detailed information on the full festival schedule please visit:


of musical backgrounds, which contributes to their unique sound. Most often, they are categorized as indie rock, but McLaughlin’s passion lies in jazz and improvisation, while Zamcheck is classically trained. They have recently added more upbeat songs to their set, and promise to keep experimenting with their sound in the future. Despite the fact that “The Milkman’s Union” has played in New York City and other musical capitals of America, the band has no intention of leaving Maine. Why? “Portland doesn’t seem competitive,” observes Hernandez, “It seems like people are trying to help each other out and trying to put Portland on the map.” One certainly cannot argue with that logic, and DAC is thrilled to have them here in Denmark to celebrate the artistic community in Maine. Be prepared to be awed by both musical skill, and sleight of hand mastery. Woody Woodward, a masterful magician from neighboring Bridgton, will be entertaining the crowd with several of his most baffling tricks throughout the evening. Perhaps you feel like you have another talent that you’d like to show off. If so, contact the Arts Center, and they’ll be happy to include you in the evening’s festivities!


DENMARK — It is high time to shake things up a bit at the Denmark Arts Center, and the final cabaret of the season will do just that! “The Milkman’s Union,” an indie rock band based here in Maine, will be joining DAC to celebrate the season’s finale. Show time is 7:30 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. The band’s frontman, Henry Jamison, began producing albums during his high school days in Burlington, Vt. He met with quite a bit of success — the term “prodigy” has been thrown around, but his passion waned a little as he entered Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Soon, he met drummer Peter McLaughlin and bassist Sean Weathersby, who inspired him to take up music once again. Lead guitarist Akiva Zamcheck joined a short while later, and the band produced their first album in October 2009. Changes have occurred since the band first came in to being. “The Milkman’s Union” began touring the United States, and over 100 independent radio stations began to play their songs. Also, Sean Wethersby left the world of rock and roll musicians to become a private investigator in Washington, D.C. — quite the career change. He has since been replaced by Alex Hernandez. The band boasts a variety

Calypso, reggae, Motown come together in a percussion extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. by Eric Rollnick’s Mango Groove Steel Drum Band at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell. Tickets are available at the door, by calling 925-2792 or visiting www. lovellbrickchurch. org

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FRYEBURG — As summer draws to a close, lovers of music from the Baroque period know it is that time when we can enjoy Bach — and friends! — in the beautiful White Mountains at the 23rd Annual Bach Festival.  The three-day concert series, presented by White Mountain Musical Arts, is performed by choral and instrumental musicians on Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug. 26-27 and Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28. Both works for soloists and small ensembles, as well as larger works for full chamber orchestra and chorus will be presented at the air-conditioned state-of-the-art Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy.  A concert preview before the start of each performance will be presented for those audience members who wish to arrive

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Civil War event, address in South Bridgton Aug. 29

The Civil War was a war known by many names, the most poignant and telling name being “The Brothers War.” This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the war that became a roaring conflagration devastating to both North and South. It marked an entire generation with deep scars and everlasting loss. No community was untouched by the war. The tiny village of South Bridgton gave its share of sons to the mighty fight. The women of South Bridgton gathered in support of their men, spending countless hours sewing uniforms and quilts, knitting stockings, making bandages, and tending farm and field. South Bridgton’s involvement in the Civil War began long before the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter. Long before the war’s first casualty. It began in the pulpit of the South Bridgton church with the anti-slavery oratory of a nationally-known abolitionist named

Joseph P. Fessenden, pastor of the church. And it began in the cracker-barrel discussions and disagreements in the local general store. Tempers ran high and disputes broke out throughout the community of Bridgton. Fessenden’s relentless sermonizing against slavery brought a mob to his door bent on “tarring and feathering the parson.” To commemorate South Bridgton’s contributions and sacrifices to the preservation of the Union and the abolition of slavery, local historian Caroline Grimm Jordan will be presenting findings of her ongoing research of South Bridgton’s history at a special church service at the South Bridgton Congregational Church on Fosterville Road on Sunday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Jordan recently returned from a research trip to the battlefields of Virginia, where she followed the soldier’s journey of Arthur Tappan Jordan, the husband of Parson Fessenden’s

niece Phebe Beach. Beach kept a diary from 1857-1862 in which she detailed her life in South Bridgton, her marriage, and her husband’s enlistment in the 10th Maine Regiment. Drawing from diary accounts, regimental histories, church records, and newspaper articles, Jordan has woven together the story of the vibrant village of South Bridgton in the 1850s and 1860s. Featured music from the period will be played by organist Natasha Proctor on the historic Holbrook organ, which is scheduled to undergo restoration in the near future. One of South Bridgton’s soldiers, Edwin Fitch, author of Ninety Years of Living, wrote of his time in the army and spoke of how deeply he missed the quiet Sabbaths of South Bridgton and listening to the ringing of the church bell across the fields. This Sunday that same bell will ring out again, commemorating the service and sacrifice that South Bridgton’s residents BATTLEFIELD at Cedar Mountain, scene of the 10th Maine Regiment’s participation in the (Photos by Caroline Jordan) gave to this sad and difficult Charge of Crawford’s Brigade. chapter of American history.

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Country living (Continued from Page B) “Longfellow and Bull: the virtuoso and the poet” is the title of a special free lecture/ concert at 2:30 p.m. at the Great Ossipee Museum in Hiram exploring the lives of two 19th century friends who greatly influenced the culture of the Western world. Charles Kaufmann, artistic director of The Longfellow Chorus, will show portions of a Norwegian television documentary about Bull and Longfellow that was filmed in 1982 in Maine and Boston. With pianist Geoffrey Wieting, Kaufmann will perform on bassoon the surprisingly genial music of Ole Bull. The museum is located off Schoolhouse Road, off Route 117 at 20 Historical Ridge. For more information, contact Sally Williams, 625-4762. Guitarist Bill Docos will give a free summer concert at 4 p.m. at the Bethel Common. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain location is Bingham Auditorium, 45 Church Street, Bethel. Thursday, Sept. 1 Maine country music legend

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Friday, Sept. 9 The Heather Masse Band with special guest Ben Hammond will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Masse grew up in Lovell, and is steeped in the jazz tradition. Hammond was born in Hiram and plays a unique brand of live-looped acoustic soul-pop. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, available online at or by calling the box office at 935-9232.

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The final concert for the summer season at the Village Green will be Lola Lee & the Country Bandits. They will regale you with country music old and new. So if you haven’t gone yet, you better get on the ball and mosey on over on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. Don’t forget the Fish Fry at the American Legion Post #155 on Friday, Aug. 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meal offers the usual great food that you like — fried fish and French fries with coleslaw and dessert. The Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes Luncheon Group meets at Tom’s Homestead Restaurant in Bridgton at noon Friday, Aug. 26. I hope to get there, but if not, I hope you all have a great time. This is a little early, but it will be here before you know it. On Saturday, Oct. 15, the American Legion will host a Chinese Auction to benefit the Laurie A. Carter-Bergen Memorial Fund. A softball field will be named for

her at the BRAG Recreational Complex in Bridgton. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and the drawing will start at 5 p.m. So mark this on your calendar. I will remind you at a later date. Where has the summer gone? It seems like yesterday it was 4th of July. Now it’s almost September. The kids will be going back to school soon.


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Special servers at Community Kettle

There will be a free Community Kettle dinner served by Mark and Sonya Allen on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 647-3116. The Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes meet on Friday, Aug. 26 at noon at Tom’s Homestead Restaurant. There will be a Finance Authority of Maine representative talk on establishing financing for new or existing businesses on Friday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Community Center. Blues great Johnny Rawls headlines a slate of diverse entertainers at the Magic Lantern Theater on Saturday, Aug. 27, for the “All the Music, All the Time” benefit concert for DancingTrees, to raise money to help persons of low income. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 5392670. The Loon Echo Land Trust will hold their annual meeting on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Wyonegonic Camps on Moose Pond from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 647-4352.

CROP walk this Saturday Aug. 27 HARRISON — This Saturday will be the 27th year that the United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton will have sponsored the special CROP Walk to fight hunger both here and around the world. Walkers will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 27 at the church and walk to North Bridgton and back along a designated route. Drinks will be provided at the halfway spot and a relief car will be available. Some 2,000 communities across the United States have their own CROP Walks. Walkers get friends and family to sponsor them, and local businesses have also been very supportive. Twenty-five percent of the monies raised returns to the community to assist the local food pantries. Food baskets at Thanksgiving and Hannaford gift cards at Christmas are distributed. The rest of the funds are used here in the U.S. and abroad. Disaster kits are provided after earthquakes or hurricanes. Blankets, medical supplies, and shelter are sent where needed around the world to assist those affected by drought or war or famine. After immediate needs

are met, help is provided to rebuild roads and bridges, repair schools, and to reestablish electricity. Then vocational training and scholarships can be given, seeds and tools provided. People can grow their own food and wells can be dug that will bring clean water to villages. For more information, call the church office at 583-4840 or Jane Seeds at 583-2112.

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Well done, Dave Mason & family

Congratulations are in order to Dave Mason, age 94, who took part in the Camp Agawam’s 15th annual Golf Marathon Aug.18. Dave only played nine holes but with the Mason family (a great-grandnephew from Virginia, a nephew from Idaho and a nephew from New York dressed in Mason family T-shirts) they raised $4,091 between them in pledges — $362 of which came through this column. The fifth family member, Peg Mason, drove the cart, cheering the men on. Peg and Dave at one time owned and ran Camp Agawam, which is an escape for boys to experience the feeling of being part of a well-organized group. The three nephews that took part are alumni of the camp, putting in an effort so other boys will have the chance to learn how to have fun but still be gentlemen. The tournament had 21 other golfers, and all together $56,224 was raised. This amount of money will provide seven boys with full summer scholarships of seven weeks, and 100 boys with a week at Agawam. The total holes played were 100. Dave and family thank all those who made a pledge and supported them. The boys who will benefit from the tournament will

greatly appreciate the opportunity given them. The last Greater Lovell Land Trust Walk in August will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. This is a six-hour active hike in the White Mountain National Forest, where the participants will hike from Shell Pond to Blueberry Mountain and back. This is recommended for the hardy, with correct hiking boots or sneakers, appropriate clothing and providing water, snack and lunch for themselves. On the descent, the group will stop at a mountain pool and for those who’d like to finish the day with a swim, bring a bathing suit. For directions, contact the Greater Lovell Land Trust office at 925-1056. The Lovell Brick Church for the Performing Arts will present a special show with Al Hawkes and the Americana Show on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. This show is special because it will celebrate the 75th birthday of Roberta Chandler, who has been a huge influence on the Performing Arts Center and the restoration of the Brick Church and still serves on the advisory board. The music for the evening will be a combination of bluegrass, country and folk. A different kind of fundraisWELL DONE, Page B

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Friday, September 9th at 7:30 PM She may be our hometown sweetheart, but she has also won the hearts of millions around the world performing regularly on A Prairie Home Companion and singing with The Wailin Jennys. We are thrilled to have Heather Masse and her incredible band back on our stage! Just added... Ben Hammond will be here to start the evening off for us. This is also a Dinner Show! Tickets: $20-Adults, $15Seniors (65+), $10-Students and SPECIAL $5 for FA Students!

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Al Hawkes will bring his popular Americana Show to Lovell to celebrate the 75th birthday of Roberta Chandler, founder of the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, at the Brick Church in Lovell. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, see www. or call 925-2792.

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MEET THE DOCTORS — (Left to right) Eric Slayton, D.O., Lisa McAllister, D.O., Gene Royer, D.O. and Eric Gerchman, M.D. of Fryeburg Family Medicine will host an Open House at their practice on Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Family Medicine open house FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Fryeburg, just outside the vil- beautiful building, meet their Family Medicine, located at lage center, will host an Open wonderful staff, enjoy refresh253 Bridgton Road (Route 302), House to welcome their newest ments, and participate in free provider, Dr. Lisa McAllister, osteoporosis screenings, free to the community. cholesterol screenings and free The event will be on Tuesday, relaxing paraffin wax hand Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. treatments. In addition, there The practice of Eric will be door prize raffles for HARRISON — Anyone Gerchman, M.D., Gene Royer, attendees! For further details contact, attending the Thursday, Aug. D.O., Eric Slayton, D.O. and Lisa McAlister, D.O. looks forFryeburg Family Medicine at 25 performance of Breakfast ward to welcoming new and 935-3383. with Mary at Deertrees Theatre who mentions the Daniel Hays current patients to tour their Rotary Scholarship will get 10% of their ticket sale donated to the scholarship, complements of Deertrees. The eccentric comedy, which starts at 8 p.m., costs $20 for adults, $10 for students and Do you have a computer, but don’t really know how to use it? seniors. It is the last theatre proMaybe you’re just thinking about getting one to keep in touch duction of the season. The Daniel Hays Scholarship with loved ones. The Bridgton Community Center will hold a is in honor of a 1979 graduate Basic Computer Skills class that will teach you the skills you need of Lake Region High School to feel comfortable with writing a letter, e-mailing or even getting who was a scholar, musician, on the Internet. The four one-hour classes will be held on Wednesdays from performer, leader and a good friend. Daniel’s love of and tal- 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 7-28. The course is just right for those of you ent for languages allowed him who are a “little” afraid of the technology of today. The classes are to travel as a tour manager limited to six people to give you the extra attention so you quickly for internationally acclaimed find you are learning painlessly. The fee is $45, and the classes will be taught by Marjy orchestras. Champagne. For more information or to register, call 647-3116. For tickets, call 583-6747.

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The Bridgton Hospital Guild hosted its second annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for its members on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Highland Lake Resort in Bridgton. Guild President, Sandra Weygandt, welcomed more than 30 attendees to the event and thanked each for the outstanding commitment they make to voluntarily manage and run their Bridgton Hospital Guild Thrift Shop and “Twitchell’s Café,” their coffee shop located on the hospital campus, and for serving as leaders on the Guild Board of Directors. Recognition certificates were presented by Mrs. Weygandt, Emily Hammerle, manager of the Guild Thrift Shop and Susan Strong, manager of the coffee shop.  Certificates of Recognition were awarded to the following members for volunteering 50 or more hours in the

SOUTH PARIS — A program called “Walking for the Health of It” will be held on Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the walking trails of the Norway/ South Paris area. The walks will begin with The Riverside Trail at Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine Street, South Paris. There is no cost for participation and all walking levels are welcome to attend. Kate Goldberg from Healthy Oxford Hills will lead walkers in this six-week program as you explore different routes and enjoy the benefits of walking. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 1-866-609-5183.

(Continued from Page B) er is planned at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Scrap Gold Donations. The premise of this fundraiser are that you donate that gold chain or those earrings that you haven’t worn in ages. Then David Gunning G.G. of Lovell will appraise the items and give the equivalent value to the library. Gunning is a retired gemologist and master jeweler and a member of the Jeweler’s Vigilance Committee, who is donating his time to the fundraiser. If you can’t attend that evening but still want to take part, you can drop off your donation at the library. All proceeds go toward the book fund. Saturday, Aug. 20 was a great example of what a community can do when working together. That was the day of the library’s Arts and Artisans Fair. Orchestrated

by Irene St. Germain, with help from her husband Al, a group of men helped the artisans set up for the fair early in the morning. Inside the New Suncook School, the kitchen help was setting up the donated sandwiches and desserts baked by volunteers. In the cafeteria, the books brought to the school on Thursday by another group of men and set up Friday by volunteers waited to be browsed over and bought. During the fair, there were volunteers who brought lunch to the crafters so they could leave their area. Then there were those who did the counting of the money raised, while the crews helped the artisans break down and then clean up. Tired? All those who lent a hand deserve a “well done” from all those who use the library, as the proceeds of the fair go toward the many programs at the library.


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Stone, 158.5 hours; Susan Strong, 466.5 hours; Fern Twitchell, 179.5 hours; Sandra Weygandt, 194 hours; Mary Whitworth, 63 hours; and Don Wright, 173.5 hours. The Bridgton Hospital Guild volunteer efforts benefit Bridgton Hospital and its patients. Funds raised each year are donated to the notfor-profit hospital to purchase selected capital equipment needs, as determined by recommendations from the administration. In October 2010, the Guild donated $40,000 to purchase flat screen TVs in each patient room and emergency department exam room. The new TVs allow bedside patient health care education by the professional staff. The new TVs increase patient satisfaction with their hospital stay. For further information about joining the Bridgton Hospital Guild, please call 647-6121.

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Senior college classes

Soldiers Library news

Beginning Monday, Sept. 19 and continuing through Oct. 28, the following classes will meet once each week. On Monday, Jim Dover offers Basic Geology with an emphasis on how these principles apply to our region and state. Tuesdays Barbara Collins, new to Senior College, leads a class considering the Golden Age of Spain. John O’Brien offers the Favorite Poem Project on Thursdays. This class will continue the efforts of former Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky that encourages people to share their favorite poems. Finally, Friday’s class will highlight six programs working to preserve our region’s history: including town museums, the Bridgton and Saco River

HIRAM — The Third Wednesday Book Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon at Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street. The title will be Royal Sisters: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret by Ann Edwards (originally planned for the August discussion). The Wednesday Knotty Knitters meets weekly from noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome. Also, anyone interested in forming a group to share gardening ideas or problems should contact Pam at the library at 625-4650. Library hours are Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Patrons can find the library on Facebook or visit

Railroad, industries located along Stevens Brook, transportation via the Cumberland and Oxford Canal, and the Greenprint project. Senior College is open to all seniors over age 50. There are no pre-requisites and no homework. All that is required is an interest in meeting and learning with other area seniors. All classes meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Bridgton Community Center, located on Depot Street in Bridgton. Membership fee for the academic year 20112012 is $20, and the fee for each class is $15. More information and registration forms are available on the Senior College at Bridgton website, by e-mail to, or by phone to 647-9599.

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A Call to Remember, A Call to Action

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) and the local domestic violence programs across the state are coming together on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at noon to honor the memory of Maine’s recent domestic violence homicide victims. “A Call to Remember, A Call to Action” is a statewide effort by domestic violence projects to mourn the continued loss of lives and to raise awareness that together we can stop domestic violence. Throughout the state, people will gather at noon to hear church bells, offer interfaith prayers, a moment of silence and listen to community leaders speak about the actions that we all can take to end domestic violence. Family Crisis Services, the local domestic violence project, is partnering with the First Congregational Church and St Peter’s Catholic Church in Bridgton and Fryeburg’s First Congregational Church to raise awareness to this issue for this event. There will be prayers sent to the families during their Aug. 28 sermons and bells rung on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Family Crisis Services’ main event will be held in Brunswick at the Gazebo on the Green at noon on Aug. 31. “All are welcome to join. If

you are unable to attend, please listen for the bells and take a moment to reflect on how domestic violence affects the entire community and what action you can take, however small or large, to prevent it,” said Lois Reckitt, executive director at Family Crisis Services Family Crisis Services is the local domestic violence project that covers Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties. If you are being hurt by someone you love or know someone who is, reach out for help by contacting a trained advocate at: 1-866834-4357 or visit Family Crisis Services website at

Shorey to Va.

Patricia “Trish” Shorey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Shorey of Bridgton, left Sunday for McLean, Va., where she has accepted a position with Ernst & Young in the compliance department. Trish graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in Portland in May after completing studies at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y.

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SOUTH PARIS — Marietta Allderige checked herself in to Market Square Health Care Center a year and a half ago, and has been having fun ever since. An area resident since 1998,

DiBiase reunion drew 30

The DiBiase Family Reunion was held August 13 at the home of Bonnie and Greg Nichols of Casco. In attendance were Carmon DiBiase and his family, here from Pheonix AZ for his 30th high school class reunion in Westbrook. There were over 30 family members in attendance, including the oldest member of the family C. Sam DiBiase of Cumberland at age 81, and the youngest member Sheamus London Hamlin at 15 months. They also celebrated the birthday of Jackie Proctor of Raymond, mother or grandmother to most of the attendees, but she won’t let her age be known. Everyone had a great time and hopes to do it again soon.

Marietta decided she wanted to make her space at Market Square a home. She began making and framing puzzles then hanging them throughout the common areas such as the dining and living room. “I love it here. It is important to me that it’s homey and a nice place for everyone,” she said. Marietta has worked hard to recognize an area that could use some brightening up and put her efforts into making it better. Marietta works on 500 and 1,000-piece puzzles. When she finds that a piece is missing, she will cut the shape out of a piece of paper and then color the piece with markers so the puzzle can be finished. The pieces Marietta creates blend in so well it is difficult to pick them out once the puzzle is hanging on the wall. Tom Lawton, administrator at Market Square, states “Marietta is a glass is half-full kind of person. She is energetic, positive and upbeat. We are grateful to have her at Market Square.” In addition to making puzzles, Marietta is very active in events at Market Square, and especially enjoys playing Wii bowling.

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Fall is almost upon us and so is the Chickadee Quilters’ first meeting of the 2011-2012 year. The meeting will be held at the Bridgton Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The quilters will start off with a social time of tea/ coffee and desserts — a good way to greet new and returning members.  The Chickadee Quilters meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Come join a fun and dedicated group of quilters. For more information, e-mail

RN/CDE, a registered nurse who is also a certified diabetes nurse educator (CDE), lecturers will include Bridgton Hospital professionals Denyell Gerchman, Pharmacist; Linda Russell, MA, RD/LD, CDE, Registered Dietician; and Karen Bogdan, OT, Occupational Therapist. Dr. Thomas Gordon, Optometrist, will discuss diabetes and eye care. These classes are designed to give general information about diabetes and help the patient manage their diabetes. The course also introduces patients to a diabetes support system. A dietary consultation is required, and should be done before the classes begin. Please contact Linda Russell, RD/LD, CDE at 647-6062 to schedule an appointment. Participants are encouraged to bring a relative or a friend with them. For more information about the program or to register, call 647-6064 for Elaine Drew, RN/CDE or Susan Cooper, RN.

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Fun & games for a good cause

STANDISH — The Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its 10th Annual Signature Dishes Buffet Dinner and Auction on Friday, Sept. 23. This event promotes local business while raising funds for the Chamber’s community activities. It will take place on the campus of St. Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The soup-to-nuts Signature Dishes Buffet begins at 6 p.m. featuring local restaurants and food service providers serving their favorite menu items. During dinner, guests can participate in a Silent Auction of items from scores of local businesses. The Live Auction runs from 8 to 9 p.m. with lively bidding expected on a wide range of items, including jewelry, vacation packages, sports equipment and handcrafted furniture. Throughout the evening there will be games, raffles and musical entertainment. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 each, available online at, at the Chamber office, 747 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, or at the door. The Chamber’s 400 members are encouraged to take advantage of this marketing opportunity by donating a product or service to

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Auditions for The Nutcracker

FALMOUTH — The Maine State Ballet announces an Open House and Open Auditions for The Nutcracker. They will hold the open house for students and families on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at their studios at 348 Route One in Falmouth. Fall classes begin the week of Sept. 12. The open auditions for The Nutcracker will be held as follows: • Thursday, Sept. 8 — ages 7 and 8, 4 to 4:45 p.m.; ages 9 and 10, 5:15 to 6 p.m.; and ages 11 and 12, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. • Friday, Sept. 9 — ages 13 to 15, 4 to 5 p.m.; ages 16 and up, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.   The audition fee is $10. Girls should wear ballet slippers, a black leotard with pink tights. Boys should wear black ballet shoes, white tee shirt with black tights. For more information see or call 781-7672.

Maine Apple Sunday

The Bridgton Community Center in cooperation with Five Fields Farm is sponsoring “All Things Apple” on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. Plan to come and sample some of the “Appleicious” servings of dumplings, breads, pies, cakes, crisps, cheesecakes and much more. All proceeds will benefit the Bridgton Fuel Collaborative. For more information, call 647-3116.

$30,000 BEQUEST — The Animal Rescue League of NH-North was the recipient of a recent bequest for $30,000 from the estate of Jacqueline and Lawrence Leavitt of Effingham, N.H. Jacqueline was an avid animal lover and supporter of the Conway shelter and many other animal organizations throughout New England. The Leavitt’s niece, Dale Heckler, and her husband Jeff (pictured with ARLNH-N directors Virginia Moore and Tiffany Barrow-Rogers), delivered the check in person and visited the animals in the shelter’s care.

New one-stop phone number for Memorial Hospital

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. —Memorial Hospital officials announced last week that effective Aug. 24, 2011, it is offering a “one-stop” telephone number for all of its outpatient hospital services.   Patients will be able to schedule new appointments, confirm existing appointments and request prescription refills by calling 603-356-4949. “After dialing the new number, you will be guided through a quick phone tree with just four initial options. This means that patients will only have to remember one number to easily access all Memorial’s Outpatient services,” said Steve Wyrsch, chief operating officer. “We are excited to make this upgrade as part of our effort to use available technology to provide better coordination across the system to make it as

easy as possible for patients to access our services. The new number replaces a system with eight to nine phone options.   “Although the number you used in the past to contact your doctor’s office will still work with the new system, it’s important to not bypass the new system since the new phone service will be very fast and more efficient. The phone tree has been designed to get patients to the right place in the shortest amount of time. Eventually, the old numbers will be phased out.” said Wyrsch. “We listened when patients expressed their frustration with the old, sometimes cumbersome telephone system. It’s clear that patient satisfaction is helping drive quality in our nation’s hospitals, and we take feedback from

patients very seriously,” said Scott McKinnon, president and CEO. “In the emerging health environment, patient satisfaction will continue to be a driving force in promoting service excellence.” “Our Community Advisory Council will test the new system during the week prior to our going live on Aug. 24,” said Wyrsch. “To ensure a smooth transition, we have dedicated patient schedulers for each medical practice as the new system goes into effect.” “Memorial Hospital remains devoted to being a patientfocused system, and we hope our commitments to patients will be evident in everything we do,” said McKinnon. “The new telephone system is just one way we are re-dedicating ourselves to being your hospital of choice.”

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This year’s Bridgton Academy annual picnic will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Crystal Lake Park in Harrison. The annual picnic was started over two decades ago by the late Celia Tarbox Ballard, Class of 1930. Alumni and friends of Bridgton Academy are invited to meet at Crystal Lake Park at 11:30 a.m. and bring a picnic lunch and a lawn chair. Dessert will be provided by Bridgton Academy. In case of rain, the event will be held on the BA campus. For further information, contact Michelle Cross in the Office of Alumni & Development at 647-3322, ext. 229, or e-mail

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MAGIC MAN — Woody Woodward of Bridgton, shown here with his trusty helper, wife Donna, will perform his magic at the Denmark Arts Center this Saturday night, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. Woodward appears with The Milkman’s Union in the Art Center’s final cabaret presentation.

Magic show at Arts Center

DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center is pleased to present Magician Woody Woodward, along with Portland-based band The Milkman’s Union, for the last cabaret of the summer! Woody Woodward has been performing magic and comedy since he was in his early teens. Not long after receiving his degree in theatre, Woody became a full-time professional performer, traveling around New England and casting his spells at schools, festivals, and corporate events throughout the 1980s and 90s. He was the first magician ever accepted into the prestigious Maine Touring

Artists Program, and the first magician invited to perform at the Maine Festival and New Year’s Portland, where he was declared “Maine’s most popular magician.” He founded the Maine Assembly of the Society of American Magicians in 1980, and has obtained the level of Order of Merlin, Shield, with the International Brotherhood of Magicians. When the position of executive director for a statewide nonprofit opened up, Woody put his 175-shows-per-year magical career on hold to dedicate himself to helping those affected by

the over 100 forms of arthritis, two of which had plagued him since, coincidently, his early teens. Using his magic as a teaching tool, Woody performed for support groups, hospitals, and health care professionals, and was co-host of the annual Arthritis Foundation Telethon in Maine for five years. In 1997, Woody bought the Highland Lake Resort in Bridgton (closing on the property the same day that he performed for Governor King at the Blaine House) and essentially retired from performing magic. The benefit for the Denmark Arts Center will be his first public performance in many years. A $10 donation for the evening performances is suggested. The Denmark Arts Center is located on Route 160.

HARRISON — It was supposed to be a festive weekend in the country — a birthday getaway. In this eccentrically comic play, Breakfast with Mary, a group of friends is tossed suddenly into turmoil, as they enter the world of a sage but declining innkeeper in a remote New England town. Through a hilarious and surprising turn of events, the friends find themselves wrapped up in ghostly intrigue and mystery that tests their perception of truth and each other. Breakfast with Mary is the final installment of the 12th Annual Deertrees Theatre Festival. Shows are tonight, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased through the Deertrees box office at 5583-6747 or online at or through local outlets — Bridgton Books and The Country Sleigh in Naples. Breakfast with Mary by Gail Phaneuf stars Lida McGirr, Alli Ritts, Matthew Brendan Ford, Erin Cole and Robin Rapoport. The show is directed by Gail Phaneuf and co-directed by Marc Ewart. It is produced by G.P. Productions.

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Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 25-28 The Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association will present Large Window on a Small World, by Maurice Hill, under specialarrangement with Dramatists Play Service, at the Norway Grange on Whitman Street. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show, directed by Rob Kilgore, is set in the 1970s and follows the antics of a son who gets caught up with a sympathetic French girl he’s never met and the suspicions of a possessive mother. Tickets are $5 on opening night; with all other performances priced at $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens. For more information, contact Tom Littlefield at 890-7515. Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 25-28 The season at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, N.H. ends with the crash of The 39 Steps, a hilarious send-up of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python thrown in. Curtain time Thursday is 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Call 603323-8500 for tickets. Four friends plan a festive

weekend in the country at a quaint B&B — what could go wrong? Find out by attending an eccentric comic play, the final Deertrees Theatre production of the season, Breakfast with Mary, at 8 p.m. at their theater in Harrison. To walk through the door of Mary’s Bed & Breakfast is to face vexing questions of honesty, family and loss. Tickets are $20/$10. Anyone attending the Aug. 25 performance who mentions the Daniel Hays Rotary Scholarship will get 10% of their ticket sale donated to the scholarship, complements of Deertrees. Call 583-6747. Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 1-4 Is it a comedy, with tragic overtones, or a tragedy, with comic overtones? The Cherry Orchard has long confounded theatergoers; come decide for yourself as Complicated, Inc. and the Denmark Arts Center presents the Anton Chekhov play at 7:30 p.m. at the arts center at 50 West Main Street, Denmark. A $15 donation is suggested; visit for more information, or call 452-2412. Friday, Sept. 9 Three Chums Telling Tales features storytellers Michael Parent, Jo Radner and Meg Gilman at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell. For more information, see

Fairs & festivals

BREAKFAST WITH MARY is the final show of the 12th Annual Deertrees Theatre Festival.



Saturday, Sept. 24 The 8th annual Maine Lakes Brew Fest, presented by the Greater Bridgton-Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, will once again promote the best brews and local eateries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Point Sebago Resort, 261 Point Sebago Road in Casco. Entertainment will be provided by The Disclaimers, The Olde Mill Tavern “After Burners” and emcee and vocalist Tux Burke. There will be many Maine-made beers, micro brews and wines. Tickets are $20 until Aug. 31, $25 until Sept. 23. For more information, call Mrs. Tux at 671-5804 or stop in at the chamber offices on Route 302 in Bridgton. Sunday to Sunday, Oct. 2-9 The excitement is building for the 161st Fryeburg Fair, as they host its annual eight-day

fair Sunday to Sunday. This year’s fair will include over 3,000 head of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, hogs, poultry, rabbits, oxen and more. Fair events include Woodsmen’s Field Day, horse and ox pulling, draft horse tandem hitches up to eight, pig and calf scrambles, cooking contests, flower shows, firemen’s musters, sheepdog trials, tractor pulling, and pari-mutuel harness racing on the fair’s halfmile track. Entertainment headliners include Always Patsy Cline, John Stevens & The Beantown Orchestra, Stealing Angels, Randy Houser, David Foster & The Mohegan Sun All Stars and Hotel California. Tickets are $10 per person per day, with children under 12 free. For more information, go to


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Chandler at Gallery 302 Maine artist Pat Chandler will be Guest Artist at Gallery 302 in Bridgton Aug. 27 to Sept. 29. There will be a public wine and cheese reception on Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Patricia Chandler grew up in Maine wanting to be an artist from as far back as she can remember. She earned her bachelor’s of fine arts degree at the Rhode Island School of Design and years later earned her master’s degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has never stopped studying with other artists, at several schools in Minneapolis, Boston, New York and Maine, and on her own. Currently, she is an adjunct professor for the University of Maine in Augusta, teaching drawing and painting courses at University College in Rumford/Mexico. Occasionally, she holds workshops and classes at her studio and by invitation. She produces art at her home/studio in Norway, is represented by various galleries, and owns her own business, Chandler Fine Art. She has been represented by The Gallery at Caterpillar Hill in Sedgwick for 14 years. Pat moves between periods of doing realism and exploring non-realistic imagery. The less realistic paintings usually involve mixed media. Respectively, these modes require two different types of creative attention, one meditative, the other engaging, among other things, memory, emotions and the senses. On the surface, they are quite differ-

Artist Pat Chandler

Suppers (Continued from Page B) God, a heartfelt tale of inspiration, hope and redemption, about what happens when one boy’s walk of faith crosses paths with one man’s search for meaning. For more information, call the chapel at 6555058. A Baked Bean Supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Sebago Methodist Church. The Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village, is having another fantastic Baked Bean Supper at 5 p.m. Enjoy traditional fare such as baked beans, casseroles, rolls and salads, coffee, punch and of course homemade pies. Cost is $7 adults and $4 for children under 10; families with young children can all eat for $20 max. A baked bean supper will be served at the Brownfield Church from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu is baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade rolls and dessert. There is no charge, yet donations are

MEMORY OF AN OLD MAINE HOUSE is the title of this piece by artist Pat Chandler, whose works will be featured at Gallery 302 in Bridgton Aug. 27 to Sept. 29. ent bodies of work, but they definitely enrich and inform each other, forming a cycle of development. Whether realism or abstraction, in a successful painting, a strong visual idea supplies the conceptual energy and then there begins a dialogue between the artist and the work. Many of the paintings have a great deal to do with the working of memory. Some of the images were evoked by events in her family, but it is always her intention to make an image to which others may bring their own interpretations and feelings. Music

or the woods and waters of Maine are also the generative force for images sometimes, and that is the case with others in this group. These are never ordinary landscape paintings, but often have content that is psychological. This comes from her lifelong relationship to the natural landscape of Maine. Gallery 302 is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information call 647-2787 or visit

accepted. Come and enjoy. A Country-style supper will be held at the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church on the Rayville Road in Otisfield from 5 to 6 p.m. Proceeds will go to the church’s Deacon’s Fund. The menu is baked beans, chicken casseroles and American chop suey as well as homemade brown bread, rolls, salads and dessert. Tuesday, Aug. 30 The North Waterford Congregational Church, off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market, will hold the last Public Baked Bean Supper of the season from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and homemade pies, served buffet-style. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. Saturday, Sept. 3 A Bean & Casserole Supper will be served at the Bridgton United Methodist Church from 5 to 6:30 p.m. A Buffet-style Breakfast will be held on Labor Day Weekend from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church in Harrison, across

from Crystal Lake Park. The menu includes scrambled eggs, homemade pancakes, home fries, sausage, coffee cake, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee and tea. A Pig Roast will be held at the Bridgton Fire Department’s Central Station, 7 Gibbs Avenue, from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal is sponsored by Grace Christian Church, and the menu includes roast pork, baked beans, coleslaw, cornon-the-cob, mushroom caps, French fries and homemade dessert. Children’s meals are available. Cost for adults is $15, 11 years and under, $9. The West Baldwin Church on Route 113 will hold their next Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., with pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $6 for adults, children $3. Friday, Sept. 9 A Harvest Supper will have two settings, at 5 and 6 p.m., at the Lovell United Church of Christ on Route 5. The menu is corned beef, cabbage, beets, carrots, potatoes, turnip, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12.

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August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Tough, but fun challenge

OVERALL 1. Mike Galoob…....1:58.30 2. Rick Nelson….....2:02.37 3. Honey Bager...….2:06.57 4. Nathan Priest…...2:13.19 5. Kevin Callahan…2:15.20 6. Two Docs….........2:15.36 7. Life is Good….....2:16.12 8. Chris Dunn…......2:17.23 9. Steve Sprague…..2:20.00 10. David Beahm.…2:21.40 11.James Karcanes...2:22.52 12.Improved Gimps.2:23.48 13. Mike Towle....…2:24.47 14. Superflies….......2:24.48 15. Andrew Yip…....2:24.52 16. Mike McLeod....2:24.58 17. Roger Thomas...2:27.14 18. Robert Beaudoin..2:29.02 19. Greg Kolvoord...2:30.15 20. Jen Fraunhofer...2:33.11 21. Forty Two…......2:33.22 22. Troy Peavey...…2:35.47 23. William Brown..2:38.20 24. Scott Ferris…....2:38.57 25. Ellis Baum….....2:39.06 26. Team Parkview..2:41.18 27. Scott Smith…....2:41.40 28. Craig Marden…2:42.12 29. Teamo Speedo...2:42.47 30. Ralph Calarusso..2:42.58 31. Got Moxie…......2:43.15 32. Ben Bruns…......2:44.11 33. Jeff Stack….......2:44.34 34. Michael Joyce…2:46.05 35. Angela McLeod.2:46.32 36.Pathological Smelt.2:46.50 37. TJ O’Connell….2:47.29 38. Team Wolfpack..2:47.50 39. Sarah Brown…..2:47.55 40. Michael Adams..2:48.33 41. Mike Murrin…..2:52.15 42. Jen Genovese.....2:52.42 43. Glen Roy…........2:53.42 44. John Boyle….....2:54.34 45. Bruce Elliott…..2:55.18 46. Team Extreme…2:56.28 47. Team Awesome..2:56.29 48. Mike Cicio….....2:57.31 49. William P. Brown.3:01.55 50. Leah Chamberlin..3:01.55 51. Craig Beaucage..3:02.33 52. Justin Colby…...3:03.40 53. Timothy Lindsey...3:05.30 54. Jeremy Hammond..3:05.47 55. Mike Boyson….3:06.12 56. Ryan Paveglio…3:06.58 57. Ted Stavropoulos..3:08.00 58. No Nuts, Just Guts.3:09.05 59. Mary Swiniarski...3:10.09 60. Chad Cote…......3:10.35 61. Kevin Logan…..3:11.30 62. Elizabeth Kenney.3:11.56 63. The Villagers…..3:12.31 64. Patricia Hanley-Goodwin3:15.57 65. Barry Towle…...3:16.19 66. Chris Stack…....3:16.31 67. Guts, Just Nuts…..3:18.36 68. Kerri Stanley…..3:19.04 69. Random….........3:20.52 70. Alissa Towle…..3:22.10 71. Adam Gagne…..3:29.40 72. Garrett Smith….3:31.33 73. Emily Hursty….3:36.21 74. Bruce Kenney…3:42.00 75. Katie Haley…....3:43.45 76. Robert Dawe…..3:51.36 77. Jeanine Smith…3:53.17 78. Chris Furlong….3:53.53 79. Lisa Cavalieri…3:54.40 80. Cate Cote….......3:56.26 81. Tom Tieman…...3:58.12 82. Stand Fast…......3:58.28 83. Carolyn Bird…..4:19.10

BIG LEAD OUT OF THE GATE — Mike Galoob built a big lead after the kayak leg of the Great Adventure Challenge Saturday, and went on to set a new course record in 1:58:30

By Monday, Rob Knowles was feeling both relief and great satisfaction. Relief. There were no major issues — injuries or problems along the course — at the fourth annual Great Adventure Challenge. Satisfaction. Competitors gave glowing comments about the triathlon and those who worked as volunteers. “Response from competitors is very encouraging. We were about 10% down this year; this seems to be the trend for similar events, however, everyone is going to bring a friend next year. This will be the theme for the Fifth Annual Challenge,” said Knowles, triathlon founder and race director. “My expectation is that we will have at least 150 kayaks on the water for the first leg. I feel that the Challenge was again, a great in his debut at the triathlon held at Shawnee Peak. Defending success. We have some folks champ Rick Nelson was unable to come back from Galoob’s that have done this all four years quick start, finishing in second. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet) and a host of competitors that this is their third. It’s a really tough, fun event where you can challenge yourself.” Knowles gave high praise to the volunteers — the event’s backbone. “It is said that it takes a com-

‘It was a perfect venue’

Mike Galoob wins Challenge in record time

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Mike Galoob almost didn’t sign up for the Great Adventure Challenge because he doesn’t own a suitable kayak. His fellow competitors might find it hard to believe that Galoob borrowed one at the last moment after the 37year-old from Peace Dale, R.I. scorched the 84-participant field in record time Saturday. Galoob built over a fiveminute lead after the first leg of the GAC triathlon and held off a valiant charge by defending champion Rick Nelson to claim the overall title. Galoob’s record overall time was 1 hour, 58 minutes, 30 seconds. Nelson, who was able to trim about two minutes off Galoob’s lead with the field’s best time in the 14-plus mile bike event, settled for second in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 37 seconds. Nathan Priest, who post-

ed the fastest time climbing Pleasant Mountain, was third in 2:13.19. “I hadn’t done any multisport races before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was hoping to be competitive in the bike and run legs,” Galoob said. “I’ve been riding and running all summer and have done a couple of bike and running races. I didn’t know how competitive the kayak leg would be. I saw some very fast boats in photos of previous events, and the paddling course record is quite fast.” Once Galoob found a good kayak, he located a camping site nearby and packed up his family for a weekend trip to Maine. “I hadn’t practiced paddling in years and the boat was very tippy and uncomfortable for me. I was surprised how sore my legs were when I finished the paddle,” he said. “It took

VOLUNTEERS, Page C several miles into the bike ride for them to start to recover. But while I felt pretty terrible during the switch from paddle to run, I think it was ascending the ski slope at the end that was truly difficult. It was hot and steep, tough to keep moving, let alone trying to do it quickly. I’m still sore this morning (Monday).” Galoob was happy with his kayak (23:57) and bike performances (1:06.30, the second fastest time). He has been training since June, having competed in a couple of bike and running races this summer. “I was able to pace well and actually have fun on the bike ride,” he said. “Although now I know how hard the hill climb is, I would have gone faster on the bike as there’s no point in saving energy for the hike since you’re going to suffer no matter what!” While setting a course record was extremely satisfying, Galoob was most pleased about the Great Adventure Challenge, in general. He said the atmosphere was “fun and relaxed despite the competition.” “It was a perfect venue to bring your family and friends, and was all the better in raising money for a good cause,” he said. “The variety of sports makes it interesting, but also the setting. Racing across lakes, through the woods, and up mountains makes it more enjoyable than just completTOUGH CLIMB — Emily Hursty steps up onto a rock along ing a certain number of miles. the trail leading to Pleasant Mountain’s summit. CHALLENGE, Page C (Rivet Photo)

KAYAK 1. Mike Galoob….......23:57 2. John Boyle…..........24:52 3. Honey Bager….......25:03 4. Ted Stavropoulos…25:58 5. Nathan Priest…......26:13 6. Teamo Speedo…....26:17 7. Kevin Callahan…...26:44 8. Michael Adams…...27:09 9. Jeff Stack…............27:29 10. Steve Sprague…...27:30 11. Greg Kolvoord…..27:45 12. David Beahm…....27:59 13. Improved Gimps...27:59 14. William P. Brown.28:00 15. Superflies…..........28:00 16. Andrew Yip….......28:10 17. Roger Thomas…..28:10 18. Mike Towle….......28:14 19. Craig Beaucage….28:19 20. Chris Dunn….......28:28 21. Mike Boyson…....28:36 22. Craig Marden…....28:36 KAYAK, Page C

NEW & IMPROVED GIMP — Walt Grzyb, a member of the PADDLING IN TIGHT RANK — Competitors squeezed closer together as they approached a New & Improved Gimps team, tackles the bike course. turn marker on Moose Pond during the first leg of the Great Adventure Challenge triathlon, (Photo by Greg Van Vliet/Lake Region benefitting Good Neighbors, Inc. (Rivet Photo)

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Up to the challenge (Continued from Page C) Thanks again to Rob and all the support crew for hosting a great event!” For Rick Nelson, his Achilles’ heel came back to haunt him. Winner of the 2010 Challenge, the 36-year-old from Edgecomb hoped to produce a better showing in the kayak leg of the triathlon, but instead posted the 29th best time in 29:10, putting him behind the eight-ball. “My main strategy change from last year was to bring a better kayak and cut a few minutes off my kayak time. Sadly, while I had a much better kayak, I still can’t paddle in a straight line so I managed to have a slower time than last year. Mission failed,” he said. “Last year, I was able to overcome that because the biking competition wasn’t as strong (I’m a mountain bike racer so it is by far my strongest discipline), but Mike (Galoob) is a strong rider and you can’t erase a six-minute deficit against somebody like him. I can’t wait to come back next year and go head-to-head again.” Nelson relied on his strength — biking — to slightly close the gap between himself and Galoob. While he settled for runner-up, Nelson welcomed a more competitive field. “I was happy to see more competition in the solo field this year. The solos were stronger and deeper this year. It’s always nice to have a real race for the front,” he said. “I suspect that this will only improve as the word gets out.” Spending a little more time running hills in preparation for this year’s GAC, Nelson enjoys just about any physical competition.  “Having specific events to prepare for really motivates me to push myself physically on a daily basis,” he said.


CONGESTION ON THE POND — Deb Collier of Bridgton, a member of the Life is Good team, leads a group of paddlers around a turn marker during Saturday’s Great Adventure Challenge. (Rivet Photo) Nathan Priest of Portland Meanwhile, returning GAC placed third overall in 2:13.19 competitor Jennifer Fraunhofer in his second GAC. Priest won was the women’s champion, his age group, this time around. finishing in 2 hours, 33 minThe 28-year-old’s strategy utes, 11 seconds. heading in was to be better in Newcomer Angela McLeod, all three events, especially bik- 36, of Berlin, N.H., was secing and kayaking. ond overall in 2:46.32 and won “My strongest event is the the 34-plus age class ahead run up and down Pleasant of Jennifer Genovese, 39, of Mountain because I am a natu- Portland, who had a combined ral runner and run all the time,” time of 2:52.42. he said. “The toughest event Watching her husband, has to be the biking part, only Michael (he was 16th overbecause my bike is a mid- all), compete in the GAC last 90s Trek without shocks. Talk year, Angela decided to comabout taking a toll on the body! pete this year. She had never It was long and grueling.” paddled a kayak before, so As he expected, Priest fared Angela made three trips onto well in the kayak (fifth) and the lake to practice. She was the run (second best time of just about two minutes behind 27:02), but the bike portion Fraunhofer after the kayak — was difficult, posting the 11th not too bad for the rookie. overall time — 14 and 16 minA summer resident at Moose utes behind leaders Galoob and Pond, Angela liked the cycling Nelson. CHALLENGE, Page C

YES, I’VE CONQUERED THE HILL! — Robert Dawe reacts in triumph as he reaches the Pleasant Mountain midstation area during his descent. (Rivet Photo)



23. Mike Cicio…........28:40 24. Michael McLeod..28:40 25. TJ O’Connell…....28:49 26. James Karcanes…28:52 27. Robert Beaudoin...28:52 28. Kevin Logan….....28:58 29. Rick Nelson…......29:10 30. Ryan Paveglio…...29:10 31. Life is Good…......29:16 32. Ellis Baum…........29:26 33. Ralph Calarusso…29:28 34. Michael Joyce…...29:38 35. Alissa Towle….....29:38 36. Scott Ferris….......29:44 37. Jen Fraunhofer…..29:57 38. Jeremy Hammond..30:22 39. Bruce Elliott….....30:28 40. Chris Stack….......30:35 41. Tom Tieman…......30:44 42. Team Awesome….30:49 43. Chris Sheehan…...30:53 44. Scott Smith….......30:55 45. Chad Cote….........30:58 46. Justin Colby…......31:00 47. Leah Chamberlin..31:08 48. Got Moxie….........31:12 49. Team Wolfpack….31:17 50. Glen Roy…...........31:30 51. Angela McLeod…31:38 52. Forty Two….........31:39 53. Troy Peavey…......31:45 54. Katie Haley….......32:02 55. Pathological Smelt.32:07 56. Stand Fast….........32:22 57. The Villagers….....32:25 58. Barry Towle…......32:34 59. Adam Gagne….....32:52 60. Cate Cote…..........32:56 61. Sarah Brown….....33:00 62. William Brown….33:00 63. Random…............33:02 64. Ben Bruns….........33:25 65. Robert Dawe….....33:41 66. No Nuts, Just Guts.34:04 67. Mike Murrin….....34:07 68. Bruce Kenney…...34:10 69. Two Docs…..........34:54 70. Lisa Cavalieri…....35:11 71. Kerri Stanley….....35:26 72. Jen Genovese…....35:29 73. Elizabeth Kenney.35:32 74. Mary Swiniarski...35:35 75. Carolyn Bird….....35:53 76. Team Extreme…...36:06 77. Timothy Lindsey...36:39 78. Emily Hursty…....36:39 KAYAK, Page C

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August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Tri-athletes were up to ‘Adventure’ challenge (Continued from Page C) best, although there were a few scary moments when the bike became a little “tippy” in the rock-scattered portion of the course. During the bike leg, Fraunhofer opened up more distance, finishing the 14-plus mile course in 1:26.35 compared to Angela’s 1:37.37. “It was a really fast course. The hardest part was the rocks,” she said. The mountain climb was a love-hate moment. Angela liked the fact that for the first time in the race she was able to converse with other competitors — either those heading up the steep grade or those happily making their descent. When she met up with her husband, who was on his way down, Angela suddenly realized she was in the hunt as one of the Top 5 women. “I had no idea I was that close,” she said. “I was really

excited to learn that I had won my age class.” What racers had to say Andrew Yip, 31, of Boston had improvement on his mind as he entered his second Great Adventure Challenge. Having competed in a number of mountain bike races this summer in preparation for the GAC, Yip learned from his first visit here he needed a better plan. “I learned that I needed a plan to eat and drink more during the race, as I was starting to bonk when I got to the run last year,” said Yip, who grew up spending summers in Lovell. “This year, I think the hardest part was actually waiting for the start in the morning. I put a lot of preparation into the race and really wanted to meet my goals.” Mountain biking was Yip’s favorite leg of the triathlon. “It’s my favorite of the three

disciplines, and once I got a few miles into the bike section, I was feeling really strong and thought that I had a good chance of finishing well,” he said. “I’m super happy to say that I met both my goals. I wanted to be in the Top 10 for mountain biking (I was seventh), and I wanted to be in the Top 3 for my age group in the overall race (I was third).” Yip, who was 15th overall in 2:24.52, wants to keep getting better every year. “I think it’s just a question of more training. I hope that there’s still room for me to get faster on the bike and run stages,” he said. “I love the challenge that comes with this being a multisport event. Coming into the transitions, I’m never sure how the next leg is going to turn out, and that keeps things exciting.” Ralph Calarusso, 53, of Brockton, Mass. was 30th overall in his GAC debut, finishing in 2:42.58. He found the bike and mountain run legs as the event’s toughest assignments. “(The toughest parts) — the steepest part of the bike where we had to walk and the downhill on the mountain climb (bad

knees),” he said. When asked what were his highlights, Ralph said, “All of it, saying I did it and bragging about it.” He also nearly accomplished both of his goals — beating two neighbors from Alpine Village. He beat one, and missed the other by three minutes. “Both of them are in their 30s, so I take pride in that,” he said. If he were to compete in the GAC again, what would he do differently? “Actually train for it. It was my first time ever in a single kayak. I have done some mountain biking, but never more than three miles on semi-flat terrain. I still can’t run (train) because of bad knees. Can’t get around that one,” he said. “After doing 32 marathons and 100 triathlons, this ranked as one of the toughest things I have ever done. It was awesome.” If he could change anything, Ralph would like an earlier start (the event scheduled start time is 9 a.m.) and more age classes. “34 and up is a big class and it is tough for us mid-50s guys

to compete with the mid-30s to early 40s guys,” he said. “If only two classes, how about 45 and up?” Garrett Gustafson, 33, of Brunswick was a member of a team in his first GAC appearance. “This was my first mountain bike race ever and my first competitive event in several years,” he said. “Pratt’s Hill climb was the toughest. While my butt was pleased to be off the seat for a few minutes, my legs were so tired that it would have been hard to walk on flat ground, so pushing the bike up was pretty difficult. The erosion control ditches seem like good places to stop for afew seconds, but there was a pack of riders behind me that spurred me on.” And the best part of the race? “Finishing my leg (mountain biking), despite crashing over the finish line. I guess that I forgot to slow down before stopping. I was happy to have finished, believe that I did reasonably well for a rookie, and have family and friends cheering for me,” he said. “I’m also not sure I that I could have CHALLENGE, Page C

Volunteers key to success

(Continued from Page C) munity to raise a child. Well, it takes a community to create and sustain a worthwhile event such as this,” he said. “The yellow-shirted event staff was again remarkable. People from all around this community rose to the occasion. Preparation is everything.” Ed Rock from Shawnee Peak and his crew “were unbelievable,” Knowles said.   “They had the course in perfect shape. During the race, there is very little glamour in sitting in the woods waiting for bikers so that you can pass out Poland Spring water and Gatorade and cheer like banshees,” he said. IMPRESSIVE FIRST SHOWING — Angela McLeod’s debut “Where is the excitement for the was an impressive one. She finished as the second overall folks serving 350-plus meals? female and won her age division. Angela receives a trophy They served next to a hot grill from Race Director Rob Knowles. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet) in 85-plus degree heat and sun.

Where is the excitement for the timers that tried to get everything straight in seconds; or the beach crew that landed and moved the 90 kayaks in roughly 15 minutes without incident. These and many others are the people who make this event so well received and go so well. To them, I can only say ‘Thank You!’” Knowles also thanked presenting sponsor Norway Savings Bank and others for their financial support of the GAC, which benefits Good Neighbors, Inc. “Especially in a time of economic hardships, this is a remarkable contribution to a great cause,” he said. Now that the fourth edition of the Great Adventure Challenge is in the books, Knowles is

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already gearing up for 2012. “My motto is never miss an opportunity. So with that, go to our website and check out the videos, pictures, results, sponsor pages, and start training right now for next year,” he said. The triathlon will be held in late August, and Knowles encourages those looking for a challenge to give GAC a try. “I want you (and a friend) to give us a try. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll be joining a great community of athletes,” he said. “As I say to everyone, I’ll see you on the mountain.”

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(Continued from Page C) pedaled much farther.” His goals for the day? “Goal 1 was to finish, that was accomplished. Goal 2 was to finish in the upper half; the team did not succeed in this, but I believe my bike time was in the upper half of all riders. Goal 3 was to beat my friend’s team; we failed that.” Garrett has thought about going solo in 2012, but his team seems interested in repeating to improve their times. “Now that I have seen the bike course, I clearly need to increase training time and distance, hill work and toss in some hill running,” he said. Garrett enjoyed his first GAC experience. “Everyone was so nice to talk to; pre-race tips and suggestions, their experiences from previous years and how they did this year,” he said. Ben Bruns, 35, has nearly come full circle. He was born in Bridgton, lived in many towns in New Hampshire as a child, went to school in Massachusetts, and now resides in Waterford. Competing in his “first event of any kind,” Ben was 32nd overall in 2:44.11. “The kayak was the toughest for me mainly because of lack of training and the fact my left leg fell asleep and I fell in the water trying to exit the boat,” he said. “The best part was the hill climb at the end of the event. There’s not much you can do to prepare for it — it’s all about pushing yourself to the limits.” Ben’s goal was to place in the middle of the pack. He ended up placing 17th in his age group. “Mission accomplished,” he said. Ben plans to return to the GAC next year and he will “train more equally for all three events, not just the bike.”  “I enjoyed being out in the field with people with many different fitness levels all trying to achieve the same goal,” he said. “It’s almost magical!” Jennifer Genovese, 39, of Portland found herself “hooked” after competing in her first Great Adventure Challenge. “I love mountain biking and just this summer started really getting into trail running. I am a first-time GAC competitor and I am CHALLENGE, Page C

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Fun & games

August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Up to challenge

This week’s puzzle

theme: Famous inventions

ACROSS 1. Ulysses S. Grant’s first name 6. Second-largest bird in world 9. Expel 13. Sun-dried brick 14. “___ a moment too soon” 15. Helper for some elderly 16. Acquire knowledge 17. Contend 18. Abrupt increase 19. *Inventor of electric motor 21. *Cyrus McCormick’s invention 23. Brooks or Gibson, e.g. 24. Small stream 25. Sometimes hard to find in city 28. Traditional spot for an earring 30. Front of a building 35. Like dental surgery 37. Vagrant 39. 13 in baker’s _____ 40. Average 41. Hill or Baker, e.g. 43. Just below roof 44. Gives off 46. ____ drab 47. Wedding cakes often have more than one of these 48. Leader of a Muslim state 50. Russia’s Peter the Great, e.g. 52. “___, the Beloved Country” 53. Hippocrates’ promise 55. Theatrical prompt 57. Not dense 60. *Allen/Gates invention 64. Wallop 65. Neither 67. Dam 68. Affected by wear 69. Masseuse’s office 70. African chieftain

71. Movie “The Way We ____” 72. Clairvoyance 73. Form of Japanese poetry

DOWN 1. 50 percent 2. *An invention usually starts with a good one 3. Serengeti sound 4. Biblical Abraham’s original name 5. *”Father of Genetics” 6. One turns green with it? 7. “Me,” in Paris 8. Wombs 9. Fish found off Atlantic coast of U.S., aka porgy 10. Decrease gradually, often precedes “down” 11. Short for engineer 12. Just a ___ bit 18. Sometimes comes tossed 20. Often comes with a lei 22. Rudolph’s friend Hermey, e.g. 24. Resurrection of the dead 25. Ratio of hypotenuse to opposite side of rightangled triangle 26. Scent 27. Russia’s St. _____ Cathedral 29. *Character Q provided great inventions to him 31. *Inventor of revolver 32. Pre-life 33. Postpone 34. Diary item 36. Lesotho money 38. *Inventor of “hoisting apparatus”


42. Olden day calculators 45. Not quite a spoon and not quite a fork 49. ___-been 51. Streamlet 54. Past, present or future _____ 56. Organ swelling 57. If it fits... 58. She survived her infamous husband Henry VIII 59. Bane of teenager’s exis-

tence 60. Tortilla sandwich 61. Baker’s baker 62. Song “Eight Days a ____” 63. “Que sera ____” 64. *Huge network 66. Roman goddess of plenty

Game solutions on Page 6C

Fairway chip shots Bridgton Highlands Before the ladies luncheon was held, the “Casino” tournament was played. The winning team was Sue Timperley, Vivian Howard and Yvonne Gluck. The pot was won by Sue Timperley. After play, a luncheon/meeting was held at Tom’s Homestead. Carolyn Stanhope presided along with Pauline Elmer. Most Improved golfer for the season was Janet Montgomery, by 18 strokes. Most Pars was posted by Carolyn Stanhope, while runners-up were Pauline Elmer and Beth Cossey. Pauline Elmer posted the lowest score for the season, a 44, for nine holes. A slate of officers was presented and elected for the 2011-12 season. They are: Carolyn Stanhope, president; Sue Timperley, vice president; Janet Wall, secretary; Kathy Blanchard, treasurer. Vivian Howard will be tournament chairman. Chairwomen of the luncheon were Gloria Biczak and Yvonne Gluck. In Scotch Foursome play on Aug. 21, the team of Bruce Elmer, Claudia Schena, Mary Ellen Taggart and Larry Tuck was first with a score of 34. CHIP SHOTS, Page C

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(Continued from Page C) better than I anticipated. I liked hooked. I wish there were more that the atmosphere was not off-road triathlons available for overly competitive and that the people like me,” said Jennifer CHALLENGE, Page C who was the fourth woman overall in 42nd place with a combined time of 2:52.42. “I have to be in the woods — there is nothing like it.” She ran in the Trail Run Series at Whittaker Woods in North Conway a couple of times this summer and at the Saddleback Mountain Run last weekend. She also takes part in the 12 Hours of Bradbury every year. One lesson learned Saturday was Jennifer needed a longer boat. “I used a 10-foot kayak and it felt like the wake of everyone else was pushing me back56. Mary Swiniarski..1:41.17 wards,” she said. 57. Ryan Paveglio…1:42.07 She also learned she need58. Timothy Lindsey.1:42.21 ed to prepare her body better 59. Kevin Logan…..1:42.50 for the grueling physical chal60. Chad Cote…......1:43.56 lenge. 61. Justin Colby…...1:44.38 “There is more need for 62. Tom Tieman…...1:45.25 carbs. I used gels and blocks 63. Alissa Towle…..1:45.56 as well as Gatorade, but by 64. Chris Stack…....1:46.18 the time the hike up came, my 65. Elizabeth Kenney...1:46.36 body was having a hard time,” 66. Robert Dawe…..1:46.39 she said. “I will research better 67. Leah Chamberlin...1:47.42 ways to replenish.” 68. Adam Gagne…..1:49.59 Like many competitors, 69. Ted Stavropoulos...1:51.02 Jennifer found the mountain 70. Kerri Stanley….1:52.49 climb to be the most taxing. 71. Patricia Hanley-Goodwin1:55.14 “The hike up and the run 72. Garrett Smith….1:55.34 down was my worst part. My 73. The Villagers….1:56.33 legs were tired on the way up 74. Emily Hursty….1:58.45 and it was very hard to con75. Katie Haley…....1:59.33 trol my breathing. At one point, 76. Lisa Cavalieri…2:02.01 I was getting the chills even 77. Bruce Kenney…2:03.05 though it was 80-plus degrees, 78. Random….........2:03.30 not sure what that was about 79. Chris Furlong…2:05.46 but I kept going,” she said. 80. Chris Sheehan…2:14.43 “The run down was rough on 81. Jeanine Smith…2:16.24 the body too. It felt like I was 82. Cate Cote….......2:19.26 going to lose all control.” 83. Carolyn Bird…..2:19.51 The best part was the bike 84. Stand Fast…......2:23.22 portion. “The biking leg was my best part because that is what I do best and I made up a lot of lost time from the kayak here,” she said. “It was very exciting 1. Honey Bager….......25:32 passing all those that got out 2. Nathan Priest…......27:02 of the water before me. I am 3. Life is Good…........27:18 absolutely thrilled I achieved 4. Mike Galoob….......28:03 second place in the Women’s 5. Rick Nelson…........28:29 34-Plus category — so much RUN, Page C

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Tri-athletes up to ‘Adventure’ challenge

RUN 6. Steve Sprague….....28:43 7. Michael McLeod…29:18 8. Two Docs…............30:26 9. Superflies…............31:09 10. David Beahm…....31:25 11. Chris Dunn…........32:18 12. Forty Two….........32:19 13. James Karcanes…33:02 14. William Brown….33:25 15. Mike Towle….......35:37 16. Robert Beaudoin...36:04 17. Greg Kolvoord......36:08 18. Improved Gimps...36:26 19. Team Wolfpack….36:29 20. Jen Fraunhofer......36:39 21. Kevin Callahan….37:14 22. Angela McLeod…37:17 23. Team Parkview….38:11 24. Teamo Speedo…..38:50 25. Andrew Yip….......38:52 26. Roger Thomas…..39:01 27. Sarah Brown….....39:37 28. Got Moxie….........40:17 29. Ellis Baum…........41:12 30. Mike Murrin….....41:17 31. Pathological Smelt.43:04 32. Leah Chamberlin..43:05 33. Troy Peavey…......43:16 34. Glen Roy…...........43:18 35. Patricia Hanley-Goodwin....43:32 36. The Villagers….....43:33 37. Ralph Calarusso…43:51 38. Ben Bruns….........44:01 39. Craig Marden…....44:02 40. Random…............44:20 41. Michael Joyce…...44:53 42. Scott Smith….......45:40 43. Scott Ferris….......46:02 44. Timothy Lindsey...46:30 45. TJ O’Connell…....46:31 46. Michael Adams….46:45 47. Jen Genovese........46:52 48. Mike Cicio…........47:35 49. Justin Colby…......48:02 50. Elizbeth Kenney...49:48 51. Kerri Stanley….....50:49 52. Ted Stavropoulos..51:00 53. John Boyle…........52:34 54. Team Awesome….53:10 55. Mary Swiniarski...53:17 56. Team Extreme…...53:45 57. Jeff Stack…..........55:03 58. Bruce Elliott….....55:05 59. Craig Beaucage….55:28 60. Chad Cote….........55:41 61. Ryan Paveglio…...55:41 62. Guts, Just Nuts….55:42 63. Jeremy Hammond..56:30 64. Mike Boyson…....56:46 65. Jeanine Smith…...57:33 66. No Nuts, Just Guts.58:36 67. Garrett Smith…....58:41 68. Chris Stack….......59:38 69. Kevin Logan….....59:42 70. Emily Hursty….1:00.57 71. Stand Fast…......1:02.44 72. William P. Brown.1:03.15 73. Cate Cote….......1:04.04 74. Bruce Kenney…1:04.45 75. Chris Furlong….1:04.53 76. Alissa Towle…..1:06.36 77. Adam Gagne…..1:06.49 78. Katie Haley…....1:12.10 79. Barry Towle…...1:14.21 80. Lisa Cavalieri…1:17.28 81. Carolyn Bird…..1:23.26 82. Robert Dawe…..1:31.16 83. Tom Tieman…...1:42.03

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(Continued from Page C) whole purpose of the event is to raise funds for a good cause.” Jeremy Hammond, 38, of Gorham found battling a hot day as difficult as tackling the three events. “It was hot and humid, and I felt dehydrated. Although the GAC provided plenty of rest stops with water and Gatorade which helps, I should have hydrated more prior to the race to account for the weather,” said Jeremy who competed in the LADU Duathalon (5K run, 14-mile road bike) in July. Jeremy’s goal heading into the triathlon was to finish in 2 hours, 30 minutes. “I did not quite make that goal,” said Jeremy, who logged

a combined time of 3:05.47 for 54th overall. “I am planning on competing next year, and I will change my hydration schedule. Participation in the competition was great. The event staff was really helpful and supportive.” Emily Hursty, 27, of Hamilton, Mass. returned for her second GAC. She competed in two other triathlons this season and a handful of road races. “I had a lot more fun with the race the second time around. This is a very difficult course and it was very overwhelming the first time through,” she said. “This year, I knew what to expect on the kayak, the bike and climb so it didn’t seem as daunting.”

What is the toughest part of the race? “I think this is a tie between the hill on the bike course, where you have to carry/push your bike up because it’s too steep to ride and the first half of the climb up the mountain,” Emily said. “By the time I reached the hill on the bike course, I was tired but unlike last year, I knew it was coming so I could mentally prepare myself. Climbing up the first half of the mountain is so steep that with every step I was nervous my legs were just going to give up. I ended up climbing up backwards just to give my poor legs a change of pace. Both are very difficult and can be defeating.”

Emily feels the best part of the race is the people it attracts. “Everyone I encountered on the bike course and on the mountain was full of encouraging words. I saw numerous people stop to see if others were okay, and I saw many people offering up their own water and Gatorade to their competitors,” she said. “I have competed in numerous races throughout the years and none of them have the spirit that this race has.” Emily’s goal this year was to finish and to hopefully beat her time from last year. “I finished so that goal was achieved and I know I did better on the kayak portion than I

did last year. This year, I felt more successful,” she said. “I will definitely do this event next year, but I don’t think I would do anything differently. I had a blast out there this year. Convincing a few of my friends to join me might be the only change I would make! I enjoyed being out on the bike the most this year. The course is so challenging, but so entertaining at the same time. There are so many different elements of the course like roads, dirt roads, grass, sand, rocks, mud, etc. You name it, this bike course has it. I never knew what I was going to ride into and it made that leg of the race fly by for me.”

Nearest the pin were Skip Blanchard on Hole 2 at 11-feet, 3-inches and Pauline Elmer on Hole 8 at 14-feet, 4-inches. Lake Kezar CC In Social League play Tuesday, first place with a score of 99 went to Dick Trapani, Pete Radish, Bob Bean and Ken Forde. Second place with a score of 102 went to Bill Wapenski, Ron Essmann and Dale Lord. Closest to the pin were George Bassett on Hole 5 at 8feet, 3.5-inches and Art Duggan on Hole 16 at 14-feet, 7-inches. Greenie: Jan Maczuba. White Mountain Seniors In action at Oakdale last Friday, Aug. 19, the team of Bill Curtis (Norway), Bob McHatton (Bridgton Highlands), Jan Maczuba (Lake Kezar) and

Ralph Patridge (Oakdale) won first place with a score of Plus 8 Plus 15. Second place with a Plus 3 Plus 11 went to Rodney Allen (Bridgton Highlands), George Bassett (Lake Kezar), Ed Jilek (Lake Kezar) and Norm Tallmage (Colebrook). Third place with a Plus 3 Plus 5 went to Gerry Boudreau (Oakdale), Bill Bisset (Lake Kezar), Bruce Fadden (Bridgton Highlands) and Dave Litalien (Oakdale). Birds: Bob Lilly on Hole 7, Rodney Allen on 10, Gerry Boudreau on 12, Ron Terciak on 13 and Bill Bisset on 14. Plus Points: Rodney Allen 10, Ralph Patridge 7, Jan Maczuba 6, Bill Bisset 5, Bob Lilly 5, Norm Tallmage 4 and Gerry Boudreau 3.

This Friday: Bridgton Highlands. Harvey’s Challenge Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg will hold its fourth annual Harvey’s Golf Challenge on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Point Sebago Resort in Casco. The tourney benefits the shelter. The fee is $300 for a fourperson team, which includes golf, carts, prizes and lunch. Fee for individual players is $75. Registration forms are available online at under the “events” listing, appearing at the right side of the page. Sponsors are also being sought, as well as businesses and organizations interested in donating gifts to be used as door prizes and/or goodie bags for participants.

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HIGH FLYING FINISH — Ben Bruns leaps to touch the finish line banner at the Pleasant Mountain base. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet/

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August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Loon Echo sponsors Hacker’s talk, walk

CASCO — Loon Echo Land Trust will lead two hikes at Hacker’s Hill in Casco. A Geology Walk and Talk at Hacker’s Hill will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Join the first Loon Echo organized

event at Hacker’s Hill with guest Walter Anderson, chief geologist of the International Appalachian Trail and former Maine State Geologist, for a fascinating look at the geology of the Lake Region and of

Harrison Bocce scores

HARRISON — In Week 13 of the Harrison Bocce League, Worster Marine sank Caswell House 4-2, Aces and Mentus rolled to a 3-3 tie, Scott downed Long Lake 4-2, and Fillebrown defeated Henry’s Concrete 4-2. North Division: Worster 41-23, Aces 34-25, Caswell 29-36, Long Lake 28-38. South Division: Fillebrown 41-32, Mentus 31-36, Scott 31-37, Henry’s 25-35. This week, Henry’s vs. Mentus and Fillebrown vs. Aces at 6 p.m.; Worster vs. Scott and Long Lake vs. Caswell at 7:30 p.m.

FA cycling team start

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy will be starting Mountain Biking at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. All those who wish to race should bring proof of a physical and the athlete handbook to practice. Athletes will need a bike and a helmet. Contact Coach Tim Connell with questions.

Hacker’s Hill itself. The walk and talk will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the top of the hill, where parking is available. Rain date is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1. Participants will hear an overview of the origin of the Appalachian Mountains, believed to have been formed 267 million years ago, as well as the bedrock geology of Hacker’s Hill and the continental glaciations from Hacker’s Hill. Visitors will be able to view a variety of granitic and metamorphic rocks, structures and minerals that reveal part of the evolution of the Appalachian Mountains. Don’t miss this great opportunity to gain geology knowledge from the experts! Parking is available at the top of the hill and the open area allows for comfortable walking with wonderful views of the Lakes Region and White

Mountains. Please arrive no earlier than 5 p.m., as the gate at the bottom of the hill will be closed before this time. On Sunday, Sept. 11, there will be a Hawk Migration Watch at Hacker’s Hill. Dick Anderson, former executive director of Maine Audubon, will host a hawk watch on top of Hacker’s Hill between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is the first hawk watch ever held at the hill, so come to this experimental birding event for an hour or two or for the full day to find out what soars over our region. Bring binoculars, a chair, water and a snack. Informal presentations regarding the protection of Hacker’s Hill will also be held throughout the day. For more information, contact Loon Echo Executive Director Carrie Walia at 647-4352 or e-mail carrie@ COOLING DOWN — Michael McLeod pours water over his or check the website at head during his climb up Pleasant Mountain during the Great Adventure Challenge. (Rivet Photo)

S.A.D. #61 • Bus Routes • 2011–12 2011–12 BUS ROUTE MAJOR ROUTE RESPONSIBILITIES Grades 6-12 ROUTE 302 Fryeburg line to Willett Road Willett Road to Lake Region High School Lake Region High to Sand Road Lake Region High to Kansas Road (Middle School students only) Sand Road to Cold Spring Road Cold Spring Road to Raymond line

Bus #3 Bus #2 Bus #17 Bus #2 Bus 15 Bus #21

ROUTE 11 Poland line to Tenney Hill Road Tenney Hill Road to Sand Road Sand Road to Roosevelt Trail

Bus #14 Bus #18 Bus #14

ROUTE 114 Standish line to Kimball Corner Road Anderson Road to Roosevelt Trail (Route 302)

Bus #4 Bus #19

ROUTE 107 Long Hill Road to Dyke Mt. Road Convene Road to Fosterville Road Fosterville Road to South High Streeet

Bus #1 Bus #1 Bus #11

Grades K-5 ROUTE 302 Fryeburg line to Pleasant Street Mt. Henry Road to Naples line Naples line to Perley Road Perley Road to Sebago Road Sebago Road to Songo School Road Songo School Road to Tenney Hill Road Tenney Hill Road to Point Sebago Road Point Sebago Road to Raymond Line ROUTE 11 Johnson Hill Road to Tenney Hill Road Tenney Hill to Roosevelt Trail ROUTE 114 Standish line to Naples line Naples line to Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) ROUTE 107 Long Hill to Dyke Mt. Road Convene Road to Bridgton Line Bear Trap to South High Street (Route 117)

Bus #3 Bus #2 Bus #7 Bus #17 Bus #19 Bus #17 Bus #21 Bus #15 Bus #14 Bus #6 Bus #4 Bus #19 Bus #1 Bus #1 Bus #11

S. A. D. #61 BUS ROUTES 2011–2012 SEBAGO HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #1 – C. BROWN Leave High School 5:35 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), express to Sebago Road (Rt. 114) to right on Long Hill Road 5:55. Long Hill Road to Dyke Mt. Road to Robinson Hill Road 6:05, right on Convene Road, left on Hogfat Hill Road, to turn around at Barker Pond Road 6:15, return back to left on Convene Road, left on Bridgton Road (107), left on Hancock Pond Road 6:30 to #491 Hancock Road, turn around, left on Bridgton Road to right on Burnham Road to High School 7:00, Middle School 7:10. SEBAGO ELEMENTARY – BUS #1 – C. BROWN Leave Middle School 7:15 A.M., express to Bridgton Road (Rt. 107) to Sebago town line via Burnham Road, right on Peabody Pond Road (7:30) to turn around at Anderson Pit Road, return to left onto Bridgton Road to right onto Hancock Pond Road to turn around at West Shore Road (7:45), return to right onto Bridgton Road (Rt. 107) to fire station, turn around, left on Convene Road, right on Hogfat Hill Road, turn around to Barker Pond Road (8:00), return to right on Convene Road to left on Robinson Hill Road, left onto Dyke Mountain Road 8:10, to right on Bridgton Road, right on Route 107, left on Long Hill Road to Sebago Elementary 8:22. SEBAGO HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #4 – R. STROUT Leave High School 5:35 A.M., express via Sebago Road (Route 114) to Long Beach, turn around at Standish Line 6:00, return to Folly Road, left on Folly Road to turn around 6:15, return to (114) Sebago Road, left on Route 114 left on Kimballs Corner Road to Fosterville Road 6:45, right on Route 107 to Burnham Road, right on Burnham Road to High School 7:00 – Middle School 7:10. SEBAGO ELEMENTARY – BUS #4 – R. STROUT Leave Middle School 7:15 A.M., express to King Hill Road to Sebago Town Line 7:35 to Sebago Road (Rt. 114), left on Sebago Road to Hawkes Road, right on Hawkes Road to turn around 7:43, return to Sebago Road, left to Anderson Road 7:50, turn around, return to Sebago Road, to right on Folly Road 8:00, turn around, return to Sebago Road right on Sebago Road to Baldwin Road (Route 11) to right on Baldwin road to Dolloff Road 8:08, turn around, return to Sebago Road to right on Sebago Road to Standish line 8:18, turn around, return to Sebago Elementary School 8:23. BRIDGTON HIGH SCHOOL – MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #3 – L. MULCAHY Leave High School 5:55 A.M., right on Route 302, express to Fryeburg line 6:15 right on Mountain Road to East Pinnacle, 6:23 turn around, back to right on North High Street 302 to Knights Hill Road, left on Knights Hill Road to town line (Sweden) 6:30 turn around, return to North High Street, left on North High Street, pick up at Walker Street, 6:50 at On The Run, Renys, at Chapter 11, and at Rite Aid, Smith Avenue and Mt. Henry Road to High School 7:04, Middle School 7:11. BRIDGTON ELEMENTARY – BUS #3 – L. MULCAHY Leave Middle School 7:15 A.M., right on Route 302, express to left to Fryeburg line 7:40. Turn around back to right onto Mountain Road to East Pinnacle, 7:50 turn around and back to right onto North High Street (Route 302) to Knights Hill, left on Knights Hill to town line (Sweden) 7:58, turn around, back to left on North High Street, (302) to monument to Gage Street and Main Street to Walker Street and Main Street, Cottage Street and Main Street to Stevens Brook Elementary 8:15. Please note that some Kindergarten students may need to walk to a designated bus stop at the end of some streets and roads. BRIDGTON HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #2 – J. GWOZDZ Leave High School 5:55 A.M., right on North High Street (Route 302), express to Hio Ridge Road, left on Hio Ridge Road, turn around at Stone Road (6:10) back to North High Street, left on North High Street to Sam Ingalls Road, right on Sam Ingalls Road to Whitney Road 6:25 to Sweden Road (Route 93), left on Sweden Road to town line turn around 6:30 right on Sweden Road to North High Street, left on North High Street express to monument, 6:45 right on South High Street to left on Willett Road to right on Portland Street, pick up students along Route 302 to Kansas Road (Naples), to High School 7:05, Middle School 7:10. BRIDGTON ELEMENTARY – BUS #2 – J. GWOZDZ Leave Middle School 7:15 A.M., Express to Willis Park Road via Burnham Road to Portland Road (Route 302), left on Portland Road to Sweden Road right on Sweden

Road to Bruce Warren Road to left on Bruce Warren Road, to left on Hio Ridge Road to Stone Road 7:40, turn around, return to North High Street, left on North High Street to right on Sam Ingalls Road, 7:50 to right onto Whitney Road to Sweden Road (Route 93), left on Sweden Road to Sweden Town Line 7:56, turn around, back down Sweden Road to left on Highland Pines Road, to turn around at Briar Road, back to left on Sweden Road to left on North High Street 8:10,express to Monument to South High Street, left on Sandy Creek Road, left on Portland Street 8:15, to Stevens Brook Elementary School 8:20. Please note that some Kindergarten students may need to walk to a designated bus stop at the end of some streets and roads. BRIDGTON HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #11 – V. CROSBY Leave High School 6:10 A.M., right on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) to left on Burnham Road to left on Bridgton Road, to turn around at Ingalls Road, 6:15 left on (107) Bridgton Road to left on (117) South High Street, turn around at Denmark line 6:35, return to left on Swamp Road, turn around at Wildwood Road intersection, 6:50 return to South High Street, left on South High Street to Willett Road, express to High School 7:05, Middle School 7:10. BRIDGTON ELEMENTARY – BUS #11 – V. CROSBY Leave High School 7:10, right on Route 302, left on Burnham Road turn left onto Bridgton Road (107) 7:20, to Bear Trap, turn around, return to right on Fosterville Road to town line (Naples) 7:30, turn around, return, right to Bridgton Road (Route 107) to South High Street (Route 117), left on South High Street to North Road, right on North Road to turn around 7:50, return to South High Street, right on South High Street to right on Winn Road to turn around, return to South High Street to Denmark line 7:55, turn around, return to Swamp Road to left on Swamp Road to turn around, 8:10, return to South High Street, left on South High Street 8:15, to right on Willett Road, left on Portland Road to Stevens Brook Elementary School 8:20. Please note that some Kindergarten students may need to walk to a designated bus stop at the end of some streets and roads. BRIDGTON HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #9 – J. CAHILL Leave High School 6:00 A.M., right on Portland Road (Route 302), express to Route 37 North Bridgton to left on Kimball Road, turn around at intersection Del Chadbourne Road and Porter Road 6:20, return to North Bridgton Road, left on North Bridgton Road, to Waterford Road to right on Harrison Road (117) 6:35, right onto Brown Mill Road to Old Elm Road, left on Old Elm Road to Harrison Road, right on Harrison Road to Pondicherry Square 6:50, express to High School 7:03, Middle School 7:12. BRIDGTON ELEMENTARY – BUS #9 – J. CAHILL Leave High School 7:15 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), left onto Kansas Road to left on Main Street to right onto Harrison Road (117), left on Chadbourne Hill Road 7:35 to Upper Ridge Road to right on Del Chadbourne Road to right on Kimball Road, to left on North Bridgton Road, to right on Waterford Road 7:57, Waterford Road to Harrison Road, right on Harrison Road to left on Brickyard Road 8:05, to Brown Mill Road to left onto Old Elm Road to right onto Harrison Road, to right on Wyonegonic Road to left on North Bridgton Road to right on Harrison Road to Portland Road to left on Smith Avenue to left on Maple Street to right on Portland Road to Stevens Brook Elementary School 8:20. Please note that some Kindergarten students may need to walk to a designated bus stop at the end of some streets. BRIDGTON HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #16 – E. LEIGHTON Leave High School 6:00 A.M., right on Route 302, express to Highland Road 6:10, right on Highland Road to left on Upper Ridge Road, to left on Common Drive (Highland Point Road) to Common Drive Road, turn around, return to Upper Ridge Road to left onto Chadbourne Hill Road to Quarterhouse Drive 6:40, turn around, left to Middle Ridge Road to Pond Road to Oak Street 6:52, pick up on Kansas Road to Middle School 7:08, High School 7:13. BRIDGTON ELEMENTARY – BUS #16 – E. LEIGHTON Leave High School 7:15 A.M., express to Main Street, Bridgton, right Lower Main Street to left on Cross Street 7:25 to Pond Road to right on Harrison Road to left on Middle Ridge Road 7:35, to Upper Ridge Road to left to Summit Drive Road, right on Highland Point to left on Common Drive Road 7:50, return to Upper Ridge Road to right on Chadbourne Hill Road 7:55 to Highland Road, turn left on Kennard Street, right on Bacon Street to Main Street to Lower Main Street, right on Oak Street to right onto Kansas Road, to right on Pine Street Street, to Meadow Street to Stevens Brook Elementary 8:20. Please note that some Kindergarten students may need to walk to a designated bus stop at the end of some streets and roads. NAPLES/CASCO HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #26 – D. BELL Leave High School 6:05 A.M., left on Route 302, express to Harrison Road (Route 35) 6:10, right on Route 35 right on Madison Heights Road to top of hill, turn, 6:20 return to Harrison Road (Route 35), right on Harrison Road to Turcotte Lane, turn around, 6:30 back to right on Lewis Road 6:40, turn around at Alpine Village Road, 6:36 return to Harrison Road, right on Harrison Road, left on Wiley Road to Flagg Mill Road 6:50 to right on Edes Falls Road to right on Casco Road (Route 11) to right on Roosevelt Trail to Middle School 7:05, High School 7:10. NAPLES/CASCO ELEMENTARY – BUS #26 – D. BELL Leave High School 7:15 A.M., left on Route 302, express to Harrison Road 7:20, left on Harrison Road to Madison Heights Road, right on Madison Heights Road to top of hill 7:30, turn around, return to right on Harrison Road to Turcotte Lane 7:42, return to right on Lewis Road 7:50 to Alpine Village Road, turn around, return to Harrison Road, right on Harrison Road to left on Wiley Road left on Middle Road to turn around 8:00, return to Wiley Road to Flagg Mill Road, to Edes Falls Road, right on Route 11, to Sand Road, left on Sand Road to Roosevelt Trail, to Songo Locks School 8:10. CASCO/NAPLES MIDDLE SCHOOL / HIGH SCHOOL – BUS #14 – J. SECORD Leave High School, left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) 5:50 A.M., express to Poland Spring Road to right on Edwards Road to Davis Brook Road 6:12, turn, return to right on Poland Spring Road, to left on Johnson Hill Road, turn around at Keep-A-Way Road 6:20, return to Poland Spring Road, right on Poland Spring Road to left on (121) Meadow Road, turn around at Raymond line 6:40, return to left on Poland Spring Road to Casco Road right on Roosevelt Trail to Middle School 7:02, High School 7:08. CASCO/NAPLES ELEMENTARY – BUS #14 – J. SECORD Leave High School 7:10 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), express to Route 85 via Casco Road and Poland Spring Road (Route 11), right on Webbs Mills Road to turnaround, 7:30 return to right on Poland Spring Road to right on Edwards Road, to Davis Brook Road, turn, 7:35 return to right on Poland Spring Road to left on Johnson Hill Road to turn around at Keep-A-Way 7:45, return to Poland Spring Road, to right on Pine Hill Road, 7:54 at the top of the hill, return to right on Poland Spring Road, left on Meadow Road to Raymond line, 8:08 turn around to left on Poland Spring Road to Roosevelt Trail to Songo School Road, left on Songo School Road to Songo Locks School 8:20. CASCO HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #21 – J. WARREN Leave High School, left on Roosevelt Trail 6:05 A.M. express on Roosevelt Trail to Cold Spring Road, (South Casco) start picking up after Cold Spring Road to Alyssa’s Motel, 6:28, turn around, Roosevelt Trail to right on Quaker Ridge Road to right on Libby Road to turn around at Valley Road 6:33 return, right on Quaker Ridge Road, to left on Poland Spring Road to Casco Road to Roosevelt Trail to Middle School 7:05 High School 7:12.

CASCO ELEMENTARY – BUS #21 – J. WARREN Leave High School 7:25 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) express to Tenney Hill Road, start picking up at Tenney Hill Road to Point Sebago Road left on Quaker Ridge, to Libby Road, to right on Libby Road to turn around at bus turn around 7:53, return to right on Quaker Ridge Road, left on Poland Spring Road, to Roosevelt Trail, to Songo Locks School 8:15. CASCO/NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS # 6 – K. MERRILL Leave High School 6:00 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), express to Casco Road (Route 11) to left on (121) Meadow Road 6:15 to Casco Village to Stagecoach Road 6:20, turn around, return to Mayberry Hill Road, left onto Mayberry Hill Road to right to Heath, turn around at Stillwater Road 6:30, return to Thompson Shore Road, 6:38 turn around, return to Mayberry Hill Road, return to Meadow Road, left on Meadow Road to right on Leach Hill Road 6:45 to right on Route 11 to right on Route 302 to Middle School 7:05, High School 7:10. CASCO/NAPLES ELEMENTARY – BUS #6 – K. MERRILL Leave High School 7:15 A.M., left on Route 302 to left on Route 11, express to left on Leach Hill Road 7:30 to left on Meadow Road to town line 7:40, turn around, return to left on Mayberry Hill Road to right to Heath, to Stillwater Road 7:50, turn around, to Thompson Lake Shores Road 7:55, return to Mayberry Hill Road to left on Meadow Road, to Poland Spring Road, right on Poland Spring Road to Roosevelt Trail, left on Roosevelt Trail, to right on Songo School Road to Songo Locks School 8:20. NAPLES/CASCO HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #18 – B. BISCO Leave High School 6:30 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), to left on Tenney Hill Road 6:32 to Poland Spring Road left on Poland Spring Road 6:40 to Casco Road to Sand Road, to left on Sand Road 6:50 to right on Roosevelt Trail to Middle School 7:05, High School 7:13. NAPLES/CASCO ELEMENTARY – BUS #18 – B. BISCO Leave High School 7:20 A.M. left on Roosevelt Trail express to left on Edes Falls Road left on Horace Files Road 7:40 to right on Flagg Mill Road, to Edes Falls Road, left on River Road to turn around 7:50, return to left on Edes Falls Road to Cooks Mills Road to Tenney Hill Road 8:00 to Roosevelt Trail to Songo Locks School 8:10. NAPLES/CASCO HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #15 – A. GIRARD Leave High School 6:10 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), express down Roosevelt Trail, start picking up after Tenney Hill Road 6:20 to Cold Spring Road, right on Point Sebago Road 6:28 to turn around, return to Roosevelt Trail, left on Roosevelt Trail to State Park Road, 6:35 left on State Park Road to Songo School Road to right on Burnham Drive to right on Oakwood Circle Road 6:53 to right to Songo School Road to left onto Roosevelt Trail to Middle School 7:07, High School 7:12. NAPLES/CASCO ELEMENTARY – BUS #15 – A. GIRARD Leave High School 7:20 A.M., right on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) to right on Point Sebago Road, turn around at Point Sebago Resort 7:35, return to right on Roosevelt Trail, start picking up at Point Sebago Road to Raymond Cape Road, right on Raymond Cape Road 7:47, to left on Hawthorne Road to left to Roosevelt Trail, to State Park Road 7:57, left on State Park Road to Songo School Road, right on Songo School Road to right on Burnham Drive to right on Oakwood Circle Road 8:10, return to Songo Locks School. 8:15. NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #19 – S. MCMAHON Leave High School 5:55 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), express to right on Lakehouse Road to Whippoorwill Drive, 6:08 turn around and return to right on Gore Road, turn right onto (114) Sebago Road, to left on Anderson Road to turn around, 6:24 back to right on Sebago Road to right on Clements Road, right on Clements Road to right on State Park Road to right on Thompson Point Road 6:45, turn around at Bayou Road, return to left on Clements Road to right on (114) Sebago Road to left on 302 to Middle School 7:02, High School 7:08 NAPLES ELEMENTARY – BUS #19 – S. MCMAHON Leave High School 7:10 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), express to right on Lakehouse Road to end, turn around 7:25, back to right on Gore Road to Sebago Road, turn right onto Sebago Road to Hawkes Road 7:38 turn around, return to right on Clements Road to right on State Park Road to right on Thompsons Point Road to Snug Harbor Road, turn around, 7:55, to left on State Park Road to left on Sebago Road, turn around at Loon Haven Campground 8:05, left on Sebago Road to Roosevelt Trail, to left on Roosevelt Trail to Naples Green, pick up Casco/Naples Before and Aftercare, right on Roosevelt Trail to Songo Locks School 8:20. NAPLES/CASCO HIGH SCHOOL / MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #7 – D. TURNER Leave High School at 6:10 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), express to left on Casco Road to Poland Spring Road (Rt.11) to Cooks Mills Road 6:22, return to right on River Road to turn around at Taylor Lane, 6:30 return to Edes Falls Road to Casco Road, express to Lambs Mill Road 6:45 to Chaplin Mills Road to Perley Road, left on Route 302 to Middle School 7:08, High School 7:13. NAPLES/CASCO ELEMENTARY – BUS #7 – D. TURNER Leave High School 7:15 A.M., right on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) to Naples line, pick up from Naples Line to Kansas Road, left on Kansas Road to Lake Region Middle School 7:25 turn around and return to left on Roosevelt Trail to right on Perley Road 7:30 to Walter Hill Road to right on Walter Hill Road to left on King Hill Road to Chaplins Orchards, turn around, return to right on Walter Hill Road 7:50 to right on Lambs Mill Road to right on Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) to left on Casco Road to right on Sand Road 8:05 to Roosevelt Trail to Songo Locks School 8:10. MESSAGE FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT • Please note: Students in Grades Kindergarten – Third Grade will not be dropped off unless a parent and/or guardian is present to receive them. • Because buses are near capacity, students will only be allowed to be assigned to two bus stops. Those stops need to be chosen for the school year within the first week of school. • District school buses will not be able to take students on a different bus for the purpose of extra occasional locations for reasons such as birthday parties, sleepovers, or after school recreation programs. • Please note: School buses will not be able to stop at every pick up location. Students are encouraged to group up along bus routes. Bus drivers will be consolidating school bus stops to reduce the number of stops the school bus makes. • All students living in the In-Town Bridgton area will be assigned to a pick-up point as we will not be traveling all streets in town due to the size of our buses. The walking pick-up point zone is all in-town streets from the monument on Main Hill, through town, to Oak Street and Mt. Henry Road. • Please note that exact pick up locations, bus assignments, and bus pick-up and dropoff times can be found by going to the District Website at and follow the link on the Transportation Web Page. Once you get to the Transportation page, click on Bus Routes and you will be on the Transfinder IE page, enter your address and your bus stop information will appear. • Please Note: Due to school buses being near load capacity, large bulky items will not be allowed. Bookbags and knapsacks are allowed as long as they are carried during transit on the students’ laps. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andy Madura, Transportation Director at 693-4635 or 647-5343 or email

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Opinion & Comment

August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

Viewpoints It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk News Columnist

All that’s below & all that’s above

the time, as always happens around summer solstice, I was homesick for Alaska. So, I ventured outside, following with my eyes his excited fingers pointing toward this atmospheric phenomenon. I may have been expecting to see the cool blues and greens of winter’s Auroras, or maybe the hot pinks and reds captured by mountain ranges and dancing over the valley. Still, I was pleased to see quivering white — thin streaks of white like elongated daisy petals pirouetting around a center of space. Yes, it was probably just clouds. But, it was satisfying to pretend I was peering at the aurora borealis. I flashed back to an April morning when I was hiking down from Wolverine Mountain, and ghostly white Northern Lights rose from the foothills to greet me and my climbing partner. Last Thursday, while camping at Sebago Lake State Park Campground, my daughter and I ventured to the beach at night, where other groups of people sat in the sand and watched the moonrise. The sound of waves swishing to shore combined eloquently with the aesthetics of familiar constellations and a gilded moon gliding above the treetops. With my child on my cross-legged lap, I shared in separate space from other humans the same celestial sights. During our lifetimes, all humans seem to strive to be “unique” individuals. Then, we take comfort in the common ground below humanity’s feet and the spread of sky — so comprehensible — above the heads of humankind.

MAJESTIC — While Max Evans of Bridgton was at a local fishing hole, he snapped this photograph of a very majestic eagle that soared above. Max is a student at Lake Region High School, and is the son of Jon and Monica Evans.

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Was Rick Perry out of line to suggest that bald, bearded Ben Bernanke would be almost treasonous to print more dollars? No. I don’t think so. He got a rise out of President Obama right away. Even President Bush’s advisor, Karl Rove, criticized him. Bush, after all, was first to appoint Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, perhaps on the advice of Rove. Obama re-appointed after he was inaugurated. Speaking in Iowa, apparently in response to an inquiry about the Federal Reserve, Perry said, “If this guy (Bernanke) prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. I mean, printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history, is almost treacherous — er — or treasonous, in my opinion.” When I was born, pennies were made of copper. Dimes, quarters and half-dollars were made of silver. Even if people were to lose faith in the

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Shall I start with the massive spider that lives on a black rock in Thomas Pond, watery home of an arachnid skilled around a mobile wakeline while eating enough to thrive to five times its normal size? Or, shall I start with the Big Dipper’s almost upright position in the northern sky, as meteors materialize from some eastern point and zip out of sight before being snagged in the Dipper’s ready cup? Human beings seem to have this connection to both the insects’ activity beneath their feet, and the dots and lights in the infinite sky above their heads. These are the areas of interest where my husband and I have a steadfast connection. In July, we took the canoe to a swimming rock on Thomas Pond. After cooling off in the bathtub temperature water, we engaged in our shared activity of inspecting and identifying the bushes growing on that rock. Then, we turned our attention to the health and possible age of a family of three birch trees that had also taken root on the rock. I fell in love with him almost a decade ago, when he told me had a degree in Urban Forestry. He sealed it when he began to recite to me the Latin names of trees and flowers I already knew by their common names. When I was 12 or 13, my mother took a botany class from the community college, and I became enamored with the study of plants. It is so fun to “be out in the field.” My husband’s expertise and education extends from flora to insects and spiders, especially in relation to which ones are harmful to trees and plants, and which nontoxic methods can be used to get rid of the non-beneficial bugs in life. He loves to talk about the number of legs, mouth parts, and body sections of the bugs we see. And, I am all ears. However, I am not so receptive when he shares his knowledge by giving me a step-by-step presentation on the best way to pull out of the driveway, or how to line the vehicle up perfectly with the bent guard rail, when unloading the canoe at his local fishing hole. Back to the topic: While not all people hold a fascination for bug life, most are moved by the sky (and the mountains, the ocean, and inland bodies of water). I am at peace with my lack of knowledge about the plants and insects I encounter. I have books to fill those black holes. However, I panic when I am unable to locate certain constellations that help me to determine which direction is east, west, north or south. I feel more grounded when I am able to read the stars and planets in the sky. Regardless, being able to stand in an open area and witness the stars and moon is heavenly to me. My husband will wake me when the sky is worth viewing — from a red-tinted lightning storm to meteor shower activity. One evening, at the beginning of summer, he interrupted what I was doing (which was writing) to let me know the aurora borealis was making an appearance above our home. I was skeptical of his claim because the northern lights are rarely seen in Maine. At

for precious metal anymore either in any amount unless you choose to buy gold with it from a private dealer. Not too long ago, you could buy an ounce of gold for about $40. At this writing, it would cost over $1,800 and by the time you read this in a newspaper in a few more days, it might cost over $2,000. Why? Several reasons, but mostly it’s because people don’t trust the U.S. government as much as they used to. Why not? Because Ben Bernanke has been printing trillions more dollars without putting any more gold in Fort Knox. Why is he doing that? Because he can. Why can he? Because President Nixon took us off the gold standard in 1973. The amount of dollars isn’t tied to the amount of gold in Fort Knox anymore. It “floats,” say the economists. The February, 2011 article in the newsletter Imprimis compared “floating” the value of the dollar with “floating” the weight of a kilogram. Seth Lipsky wrote that “a global scramble is under way to define this most basic unit after it was discovered that the standard kilogram — a cylinder of platinum and iridium that is maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures — has been losing mass.” Then, he asked why not just let the kilogram float like the dollar? “After all, when you go into the grocery to buy a pound of hamburger, why should you

worry about how much hamburger you get — so long as it’s a pound’s worth? A pound is supposed to be .45359237 of a kilogram. But if Congress can permit Mr. Bernanke to use his judgment in deciding what a dollar is worth, why shouldn’t he — or some other Ph.D. from M.I.T. — be able to decide from day to day what a kilogram is worth?” Lipsky described how the first Congress “established the value of the dollar at 371 1/4 grains of pure silver… (and) did not expect the value of the dollar to be changed any more than the persons who locked away that kilogram of platinum and iridium expected the cylinder to start losing mass. In fact, in this same 1792 law, they established the death penalty for debasing the dollar.” The death penalty? Hmm. That’s what traitors get too. Tea Party conservatives know the U.S. dollar isn’t floating. It’s sinking, because Bernanke is printing them wildly. Those of us who have saved up dollars are losing wealth with each one he prints — and it’s all going down the black hole of the federal government. It’s a hidden tax. Bernanke calls it “quantitative easing,” but it could also be called counterfeiting. It’s verbal legerdemain for theft by a federal government driving America into bankruptcy. Maybe Bernanke and the president, who appointed him, think printing money is good for the economy and will save America as it drives us all off a cliff. Tea Party conservatives like Perry see such a policy as foolish at best or treasonous at worst. Governor Perry is entitled to his opinion that it’s the latter. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. history teacher. He can be reached at

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Lovell tennis

To The Editor: Last week’s article and pictures of the Lovell Tennis Tournament was your usual excellent job of showcasing local sporting events. It made participants in a small tournament feel like they were at the U.S. Open! But more needs to be said to thank all those working behind the scenes to run such a fine event. Officially, the Lovell selectmen deserve praise for refinishing the courts in June, and especially Steve Goldsmith. Larry Fox and his Department of Public Works crew did a fine job regrading the entrance road and improving the adjacent playground. Rec Director Mike Mendonca was a big help with set-up, and tennis instructor Maureen Duggan did an excellent job organizing the juniors program and drumming up enthusiasm among local players. Elliot Lilien, tournament director since 1988, and a former doubles champion and retired high school tennis coach, did his usual outstanding job taking care of details and adding new features like shaded pavilions for officials and scorecards for the courts. Elliot is ably assisted by deputy Gary Heroux, and the two start planning next year’s tournament while the present one is in progress. Senior advisors Dave Mason and Glen Moore are ever present, and between them have played in or run hundreds of sporting events. Committee members including Irene St. Germain, Jim Carty and Bert Kendall assisted with match preparations, and former singles’ champions Mark Greene and Wayne Hadlock helped the committee by serving as on-

court officials. Sponsoring the 26th Dave Mason Greater Kezar Lake Tennis Tournament for a second year was the Stow Country Store, and they provided tasty sandwiches and drinks for the players plus ice cream certificates redeemable at the store. Also thanks to Poland Spring’s Fryeburg office for providing six cases of water for the players, and to Rosie’s Store in Lovell for providing ice. Players and fans are already looking forward to next year’s tournament scheduled for the first weekend of August, 2012. Bert Kendall Center Lovell

2012 election

To The Editor: The federal government has recklessly spent our country into massive debt and is incessantly calling upon us to bail them out. President Obama continues to justify raising our taxes though his promotion of a “balanced approach” or “shared sacrifice.” Imagine that, the government overspends and then asks us to pay. Think of the response you would get from your employer if you outspent your income and then went to him for a raise to cover those expenses. You would be laughed right out of his office. We should likewise laugh and vote the “spend and tax” politicians right out of their offices. President Obama also believes the rich should pay their fair share. For the year 2008, those in the top 25% of income earners paid almost 87% of the taxes. Conversely, those in the lower 50% of income earners paid less than 3%. It looks to me like those in the upper income brackets are already paying a fair share. It certainly isn’t the “balance” our president pretends to be pursuing. It certainly isn’t a “shared sacrifice.”

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Our president professes the merits of his policy of “redistribution of wealth” by saying “it levels the playing field.” This is what President Obama means by redistribution of wealth. Imagine yourself in a grocery store checkout line with groceries that come to $10. You hand the clerk a $20 bill, but when your $10 in change is returned, that clerk hands the money to the person behind you saying “He needs this money more than you do.” That’s what redistributing the wealth means. It’s your money, but somebody else decides who deserves it. The upcoming 2012 elections may be the most important in our country’s history. They may well determine whether our country continues to be a land of opportunity where hard work and personal sacrifice pays off, or we become a country where its citizens turns the fruit of its labor over to the government and becomes dependent on whatever the government decides to return. We need to start educating ourselves. Certainly, we can’t use misleading phrases like “balanced approach,” “shared sacrifice” or “redistribution of wealth” to make our decisions. We need to avoid falling prey to these pleasant sounding “sound bites” and base our decisions on a thoughtful analysis of what is really happening. Jim Mansfield Bridgton

Blood donors

To the Editor: To the Red Cross, the Lovell Fire Department, and the Lovell Masons, we thank you for making a success of our recent blood drive in the Lovell Fire Station. Thanks also to the Bridgton Subway for their kind donation of sandwiches to allay the hunger pangs of those who had LETTERS, Page D

Brushing up on hawks

The afternoon was warm, and I was floating on my back in the lake to cool off, when a hawk flew across the cove. It was moving fast, and in the few seconds before it disappeared into the grove of trees on the point I was able to get only a quick impression of the general size and shape. From below, it was light in color, with a long tail and short wings, typical of the group of hawks known as accipiters. It might have been one of our year-round residents, but it reminded me that this is the time of year to be on the lookout for migrating hawks. Most hawks migrate through here from August through October, using wind and weather to speed their progress and save their energy. This is the season to pay attention to weather reports, looking for days with wind out of the northwest, and cold fronts coming down from Canada. Migrating hawks follow ridgelines and mountain ranges, taking advantage of updrafts to give them lift. They also seek out thermals, invisible columns of warm air that form over surfaces such as paved roads, rock cliffs, and any other places that catch the sun’s heat. Once inside the thermal, the hawk spreads it wings and spirals upward in the rising air. At the top of the thermal, the bird pulls its wings back and peels off, gliding effortlessly. It then looks for another thermal, and repeats the process. In spring and fall, hawk watchers gather on mountaintops to watch migrating hawks. Hawk Mountain in South Waterford, and other mountains with exposed rock are good places, as are Bradbury Mountain in Bradbury Mountain State Park, and Mount Agamenticus in York County. On some

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mountains, such as Cadillac, in Acadia National Park, the Hawk Migration Association of North America conducts official migration counts. Hawk migration is one of the marvels of the natural world, but to enjoy it best it helps to know what to look for. The hardest part for beginners is learning how tell a hawk from a non-hawk, such as a crow, raven, or turkey vulture. It also helps to recognize bald eagles, northern harriers, and osprey. Each has a distinct appearance in the air, so once familiar with those birds it is easier to move on to learning the groups of hawks known as accipiters, buteos, and falcons. Accipiters are birds of the forest who hunt with speed and agility, and whose relatively short wings and long tails enable them to maneuver quickly and steer in tight spaces. Three species of accipiters live year round in Maine. The northern goshawk, larger than a crow, can take prey as large as a ruffed grouse or a snowshoe hare. The Cooper’s hawk and the sharp-shinned hawk are very similar in appearance, but the sharp-shinned is smaller. About the size of a blue jay, the sharp-shinned typically flies with several quick flaps followed by a short glide, described as flap-flap-sail. Buteos have broad wings and relatively shorter tails, and large numbers of them can be seen soaring in circles as they rise up in thermals. Pete

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Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 408-2299. Aug. 29 — Campfire Stories, 10:30 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. Aug. 29 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. Aug. 30 — Rainbow Days Playgroup for ages 6 months-5 years, 9 a.m., Ice Rink. Aug. 30 — Beginner Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. Aug. 30 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. Aug. 30 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. Aug. 30 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-8786. Aug. 31-Sept. 3 — Rufus Porter weathervane exhibit, noon to 4 p.m., museum, No. High St. Aug. 31 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. Aug. 31 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. Sept. 1 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Carol Madsen on saving the rain forest, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Sept. 1 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Sept. 1 — Chickadee Quilters, social time 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Community Center. Sept. 3 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, with Lauren Scott & Students, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 4522772. Sept. 3 — Benefit motorcycle ride for Harry Glover, starts 10:45 a.m., Central Fire Station. CASCO Aug. 25 — Summer Pajama Storytime, 7 p.m., library.

Aug. 27-28 — Yard Sale to benefit ACO Susan Fielder’s Service Dog Weyekin, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sebago Dock & Lift, across from Chute’s Bakery.

Aug. 27, 28 — RaymondCasco Historical Society open, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., 1-3 p.m. Sun., museum, Rte. 302. FMI: 655-2438. Aug. 30 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. Aug. 30 — LELT Geology Walk and Talk with Walter Anderson at Hacker’s Hill, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. FMI: 647-4352. Rain date Sept. 1. Sept. 3, 4 — RaymondCasco Historical Society open, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., 1-3 p.m. Sun., museum, Rte. 302. FMI: 655-2438. DENMARK Aug. 29 — Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park. Aug. 31 — Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. FRYEBURG Aug. 26, Sept. 2 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. Aug. 28 — Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Universalist Chapel, No. Fryeburg. FMI: 697-3021.


The Harrison Planning Board will meet on September 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room to hear a proposed Site Plan Review Application submitted by Bob and Lori Bissonnette to convert a section of barn for gun shop. Located at 34 Haskell Hill Road, Tax Map 30, Lot 9, Harrison. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend. 2T34

s/Mary M. Tremblay, Secretary Harrison Planning Board

INVITATION TO BID The Bridgton Community Center is accepting bids for cleaning services to be done at 15 Depot Street in Bridgton. Bids will be accepted up to September 19th, 2011. Contact Lorraine Goldrup at 647-3116 to schedule an appointment and site visit. 1T34


REQUEST FOR BID PROPOSALS Roll-off Compaction Container The Town of Bridgton is seeking proposals for a 50 cubic yard rectangular-style roll-off compaction container. Bid specifications and details are available on our web site at Sealed bids clearly marked “Compactor Can” will be received at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 until Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at which place and time they will be opened and read aloud. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robert Fitzcharles Sr., Transfer Station Manager, at 207-647-8276, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 1T34

RAYMOND Aug. 31 — Book Group, That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, library. FMI: 655-4283. SEBAGO Aug. 28 — Sebago Historical Society with Bill Shelley on Narrow Gauge Railroad, 1 p.m., open house 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 347 Convene Rd. FMI: 7872489. WATERFORD Aug. 25 — Chamber After Hours co-hosted by Beech Hill Farm & Bison Ranch and Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region, at ranch, Rte. 35, 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 — Dance with The Rockin’ Roadrunners, 8 p.m. to midnight, Waterford World’s Fair fairgrounds, Green Rd. FMI: 890-7669. Sept. 3 — Waterford’s World Fair Dance with Cold Blue Steel, 8 p.m., fairgrounds, Green Rd. FMI: 890-7669. AREA EVENTS Aug. 25, Sept. 1 — Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Cottage St., Norway. Aug. 26, Sept. 2 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 7439153. Aug. 26, Sept. 2 — Poland Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Rte. 26. Aug. 27, Sept. 3 — Fox School Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fox School, East Main St., So. Paris. FMI: 674-5903. Aug. 27, Sept. 3 — Beginning Knitters, 10-11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Aug. 27 — Maine Native American Summer Market and Demonstration, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. Aug. 27 — Open house, White Mountain Waldorf School, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-447-3168. Aug. 28 — Open house at Finnish-American Center, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St., West Paris. Aug. 28 — Oxford County Democrats annual BBQ, starts 4:30 p.m., guest speaker Congressman Mike Michaud, 4-H Camp, Bryant Pond. FMI: 875-2116. Aug. 29 — Annual Joe

Public Notice

##### AREA FOOD PANTRIES BRIDGTON — Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. CASCO — Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Mondays, Casco Alliance Church. HARRISON — Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. FRYEBURG — Food Pantry, Fryeburg Assembly of God, by appointment, 8 Drift Rd. FMI: 935-3129. NAPLES — Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 8389045. RAYMOND — Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. SEBAGO — Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. STANDISH — Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. SWEDEN — Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 909-208-6377, 2567380. ###### 12 STEP MEETINGS BRIDGTON Monday through Friday — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St. O/D Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Tuesday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High Street. Thursday — Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302. CASCO Monday through Saturday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Thursday — Alcoholics Anonymous, Ladies StepMeeting, 7 to 8 p.m., beginners welcome. Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. Sunday — Al Anon Family Groups, 6:30 p.m. Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), So. Casco. HARRISON Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Road. NAPLES Thursday — Al Anon, 7:30 p.m. Beginners Meeting, 8 p.m. Open Meeting, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green, side door entrance down stairs. NO. CONWAY, N.H. Wednesday — Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. Friday — Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. WATERFORD Thursday — Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., library.


TOWN OF CASCO The Town of Casco is seeking interested individuals who would like to serve on the Open Space Commission. Anyone interested in serving on this committee should contact Town Manager, David Morton at 627-4515 ext 201 or at

The Hemlock Covered Bridge in Fryeburg will be closed SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. due to a wedding. Approved by Public Officials.

Holden Picnic, noon, follows 11 a.m. service at East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayville Rd. Aug. 31 — GLLT active hike in White Mtn. National Forest, starts 9 a.m. at Shell Pond trailhead. FMI: 925-1056. Aug. 31 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Sept. 2 — Full Dome Double Feature, Two Small Pieces of Glass, 7 and 8:30 p.m., USM Southworth Planetariaum, Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 780-4249. Sept. 3 — Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, New Gloucester History Barn, Rte. 231, New Gloucester.

Open Space Commission



Public Notice




TOWN OF SEBAGO Notice of Public Hearing

The Town of Sebago Planning Board will hold the following Public Hearing on September 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sebago Town Office.

Site Plan Review For the proposed Fire & Rescue Building Location as requested by Town Manager James M. Smith III and the Sebago Board of Selectmen. P/O (Part of) Sebago Tax Map 2, Lot 34


Calendar of events

HARRISON Aug. 25 — “A Day in the Life of the Village People,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., participating Harrison locations. Aug. 26, Sept. 2 — Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Village. Aug. 27 — Homemade Pie Sale by VFW Ladies Auxiliary, begins 8:30 a.m., parking lot beside library Aug. 27 — Annual CROP Walk to fight poverty, starts 9 a.m., Congregational Church of Harrison & No. Bridgton. FMI: 583-2112, 583-4840. Aug. 28 — Blue Star Ceremony for families of U.S. Servicepersons by American Legion Post 139, 1 p.m., VFW Post. Aug. 29 — Geology with Jim Dover, 6:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. Aug. 31 — Harrison Historical Society Museum open, 1-4 p.m., Haskell Hill Road. Sept. 3 — Scribner’s Sawmill & Homestead open for tours, 1-4 p.m., Scribner’s Mill Rd. FMI: 583-6455. LOVELL Aug. 25 — Family Playtime, 10:30 a.m., library. Aug. 26 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., VFW Hall. Aug. 31 — GLLT active walk in White Mtn. National Forest, starts 9 a.m. from Shell Pond trailhead. FMI: 925-1056. Aug. 31 — Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5. FMI: 4522772. Aug. 31 — Natural history series, 7:30 p.m., library. NAPLES Aug. 25, Sept. 1 — Musical Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. Aug. 25 — Fairy Tea Party, 2 p.m., library. Aug. 25 — Rainy Day Movie, 2 p.m., library. Aug. 25, Sept. 1 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. Aug. 27 — Free school supplies given out to families in need by Naples Grange, 9 to 11 a.m., grange. FMI: 744-1269. Aug. 27 — Birthday party for Mary Bennett, 1 p.m., Edes Falls Community Hall. Aug. 30 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library.

August 25, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

The Naples Board of Appeals will meet on August 30th, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at the Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: An application for a Lot Setback Reduction Request for property located at 149 Mountain View Road and shown on Naples Tax Map U50, Lot 6, submitted by Arthur Smith. Public Welcome. 2T33 Public Notice



TOWN OF CASCO Casco Memorial School Open House

The Naples Planning Board will meet on September 6th, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at the Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda:

The Town of Casco Selectboard is offering the following dates for open house at the Casco Memorial School on Poland Spring Road for public inspection:

An application for an Outdoor Entertainment Permit Application for property located at 639 Roosevelt Trail and shown on Naples Tax Map U02, Lot 22, submitted by The Umbrella Factory. 2T34

Tuesday, Aug. 30th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1st, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 2 – 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5th, 3 – 4:30 p.m. For questions or comments: Town Manager, David Morton at 627-4515 ext 201 or at

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES Request For Contractors


Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES Request For Snowplowing Bids The Town of Naples is seeking bids from qualified contractors for the winter plowing, sanding and salting of Town roads and parking lots locations. Interested parties may obtain a bid package from the Town of Naples Municipal Offices after August 25, 2011, during regular business hours, via mail at Town of Naples, PO Box 1757, Naples, ME 04055, or on the town website at and look for the bid tab on the left of the main page, which will bring you to the documents, or via fax 207-693-3667. All bids are due by September 16, 2011. The Selectboard will review the bids at their next meeting after the due date. The Town reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids. Derik Goodine, Naples Town Manager 2T34

The Town of Naples is looking for contractors and/or excavators interested in being considered for Road Maintenance and Reconstruction work in the Town of Naples. Interested Contractors and Excavators should email or send information on what type of work they would be interested in, as well as any fixed hourly rates and equipment lists that they may have. Examples of work that may need to be done includes but is not limited to: driveway and cross culvert replacement; culvert cleaning, clearing, and flushing; ditching; and minor and major road maintenance and reconstruction. The Town expects interested companies to realize that much of the work that needs to be done is of an emergency nature, and requires contractors to drop what they are doing elsewhere in order to address the Town’s needs. Sometimes this work must be done with limited notice and in the middle of the night. Utilization of Best Management Practices for Erosion Control shall be followed at all times as well as following Dig Safe rules when applicable. Please include at least three references of work performed in the recent past as well as any areas of expertise that you think would be of value to the Town of Naples. All interested parties must also carry Liability and Property insurance as well as workers comp, etc. Please email information to:, or mail or deliver it to Town of Naples, Attn: Town Manager, PO BOX 1757, 15 Village Green Lane, Naples ME 04055. Derik Goodine 2T34 Naples Town Manager/Road Commissioner


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.


SEMI-RETIRED — contractor looking for electrical and plumbing work. Please call 647-8026. tf25 DOG TRAINING — at your home. Certified trainer specializing in obedience and problem-solving of all breeds and ages. Guaranteed. Call Kevin 693-3684. 6t33x


BEFORE AND AFTER — School Program located intown Bridgton currently has full- and part-time openings for ages 5-10. Reasonable rates, meals and snacks included. I have my associates degree in education, family child care license, and 180-plus hours in early childhood developmental trainings. For more information call 595-5209. 6t30


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EXPERIENCED WAITSTAFF – Hiring now. The Tannery Pub, located at Magic Lantern Theater, Bridgton. 1t34


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

EMPLOYED LEAD CARPENTER — looking to supplement income with 1-3 projects through Fall ‘11, Spring ‘12. Projects that require creativity and an artistic eye, my specialty. Please call for rates, references, and examples. 207-577-1940. 5t32x

DENMARK — 3-bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Heat/hot water/trash/ plowing included. Peaceful country setting with water view, walk to town beach. Town park is across the street. Rent is subsidized by Avesta PLEASE CONSIDER – donating Housing. Former tenant paid only your leftover garage sale items and $236/month. Sorry, no dogs allowed. your attic, basement and closet Small security deposit required. Call overflow to Harvest Hills Animal for more information. 508-947-3796. Shelter. For more information, call 4t31x 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 HARRISON — All inclusive. $650 USED COMPUTERS — for sale: month, first plus deposit. No pets. Windows XP and antivirus on them. Available July 1. Call 583-9965, leave Includes keyboard and mouse. You message. 5t30x only need monitor. Call 207-8095456. 2t34x NAPLES — Attractive one-bedroom apartment, second floor, all utilities SCREENED LOAM — Please call included. Non-smokers. $725 per Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at month. Call 310-8664. 4t31 647-5173. 24t16x BRIDGTON — New home, lots of WANTED TO BUY upgrades. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, w/ FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS garage. Private street. $1,150 month — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing plus utilities. References required plus Post. 207-647-8163. first and last or rent to own. Call 647tf32 tf43 5963. VEHI­CLES FOR SALE BRIDGTON — 16 S. High St. efficiency apartment in clean, safe, 1999 FORD F-150 XLT — 4 WD quiet, historic building. Non-smoking, X-cab, AC, keyless entry, power no pets. $500 a month. Includes heat, windows, bedliner, Tonneau cover. hot water, rubbish removal, plowing, Needs some body work. 173,500 off-street parking. Coin-op laundry on miles, sticker good until October, site. First, last and security requested. $3,750. Call after 7 p.m. Rick 452- References checked. Available Sept. 2977. 3t33x 1. Please call 647-2645. tf32

MS. DEE-DEES DAYCARE — and pre-school has openings; call for more information 583-4512. 2t34x JESUS IS LORD – new and used DAY CARE — Openings Monday- auto parts. National locator. Most Friday, hours 7-5 in my Bridgton parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s home. Ages 2-5. Call for details at Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, tf30 207-344-9191. 2t34x 207-647-5477.




HONDA RIDING MOWER — with rear double bagger. Just professionally serviced, have receipt. Appraised for $1,000, first $700 takes it! Call (207) 595-6915. 1t34x

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

BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus references and security. JPD Properties, 310-0693. tf2

LOVELL — Very large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month includes electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Quiet with mountain views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/ no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security deposit/reference check required. (207) 925-6586. 5t31x

BRIDGTON — 2 bedroom, close to town. Large yard. $650 with heat BRIDGTON — Furnished 1FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, included. No pets. First + security, bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition available now. (207) 229-6749. & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing included. $200 per week plus security 4t31x deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 APT. ON 302 RAYMOND — Large SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — COMMERCIAL BUILDING — 4-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, $1,500 Logger and heat with carbon neutral South High Street location available. month heat included. Call 563-8399. wood or wood pellets. Purchase a New, attractive 1,600 square foot Ask for JoAnne. 4t33 Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace space. Energy efficient, gas heat & A/ on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. C. Great signage and parking. $1,450 BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom large 603-447-2282. 13t27x per month. Call 207-890-9192. tf24 very sunny apartment. Hardwood floor, dishwasher, laundry room, offHILLTOP FIREWOOD — BRIDGTON — 4-bedroom, 2-¾ street parking, rubbish removal, large Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call baths and 1-½ bath, spiral staircase, yard and deck. $725, security deposit for details, 890-9300. tf20 great yard, many great features. required. Avesta Housing Section 8 BRIDGTON: Three 2-bedroom ‘94 RIVIERA CRUISER — 18’ apartments, great space (different welcome. 1-207-625-8812. 3t34x pontoon boat 60 HP outboard, nice areas of Bridgton). All rents need DOWNTOWN BRIDGTON condition, runs great, on Long Lake, application and security deposit and — Ground floor 2-bedroom in quiet can test drive. $3,500. Call (207) 595- first month rent when approved. neighborhood. One block to beach, 6915. 1t34x Call Ralph at Lake Country Property walking distance to midwifery school, Rentals (207) 647-8093. Have clients VERMONT CASTINGS — for renting, need owners for homes or hospital, downtown businesses and woodstove, Resolute Acclaim. $600. apartments. 3, 2 and 1-bedroom units theater. $750 plus utilities. On-site coin laundry. Call 358-0808. tf34 232-0500. 2t33x needed. tf30 JOHNSON SEAHORSE 5½ HP — outboard motor, model CD10 with 4-gallon gas tank and hose line, best offer. Flex-force workout training system. New - never assembled. Complete with manuals. Best offer. Call 647-8966. tf33

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Cindy’s Care Bear Day Care has 2 full-time openings. Snacks and lunch provided. Summer fun & outdoor activities.

BRIDGTON — $725 2-bedroom, for 10/1; beautiful newly-redone 1,200 sf duplex apartment in 1870 farmhouse. Large den, new kitchen with dishwasher & gas stove, new paint, redone pine floors. Huge bathroom. Walk to town, lake, hospital. Cats ok, no dogs, first/last/security/references. Includes parking/plowing/hot and cold water. Utilities not included. New propane furnace. 617-803-3433, Take video tour on Craigslist ad. tf33



BRIDGTON — Quiet 3-room apartment, 2nd floor. Suitable for 1 or 2 people. References & security deposit, $400 a month. Utilities not included. Tel. no. 207-647-3607. 1t34x NAPLES — 2-bedroom furnished home. Central heat, large yard, no pets. Available Sept.-April. $600 monthly plus utilities. Security & references required. Call 207-6933338 or 207-653-6336. 1t34x

BRIDGTON — Apartment on Main Street. Kitchen, living room, full bath, bedroom & back deck. Available first week Sept. May view by appointment. Call 647-5367. 1t34x

NAPLES — Semi-furnished 2bedroom winterized cottage with access to Sebago Cove. $600 + utilities + credit report required. 207321-8700. 2t33x BRIDGTON — Male seeks tenant to share large home in quiet country setting. Tenant has second floor including full bath, 2 rooms, storage space, shared kitchen, attached garage parking, privacy, scenic views, pets considered. No lease required. $650 month includes heat & electric. FMI 329-3633. 1t34x

BRIDGTON — 16 S. High St. 1bedroom apartment in clean, safe, quiet, historic building. Non-smoking, no pets. $600 a month. Includes heat, hot water, rubbish removal, plowing, off-street parking. Coin-op laundry on site. First, last and security requested. References checked. Available Sept. 1. Please call 647-2645. tf32 LAKELAND, FLORIDA HOUSE — Furnished, sleeps 4-6, $1,000 BRIDGTON — Walk to downtown. monthly. Electricity, water furnished. Close to elementary school. 6 rooms Security deposit required, seasonal or newly-renovated, 3 bedrooms, 1 monthly, halfway between Tampa and bath. Large private yard, appliances, Orlando. Call 1-863-874-4211. 2t34x washer-dryer included. First month rent, security deposit & references. BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated $800 per month plus utilities. 207- farmhouse. Four bedrooms, open 452-2585. tf33 kitchen w/cathedral ceiling, 2 woodburning stoves, 2 decks, attached barn. CASCO — Completely furnished $895 month. Call 978-387-6640. tf20 rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $110 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529, home 207-627Scott Bailey 1006. tf33 BRIDGTON — 2 remodeled first and second floor 1-bedroom apartments at Lakeview Suites. New ¾-bath. Includes basic cable and wireless Internet. Furnished option*. Perfect for single or professional couple. Across from Highland Lake. $650 month* plus utilities, first, last and security. Non-smokers, no pets. Available Sept. 1st. Call Rick at Lakeview Suites 207423-3281 to inquire further. tf30


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NAPLES — Adorable totally remodeled 2-bedroom, 1-bath yearround cottage. Furnished and tastefully decorated. Included are 2 full beds, screened porch, large yard with fire pit, washer and dryer, all appliances. Conveniently located directly beside newly expanded town beach. $800 per month plus utilities. Security and references required. Sorry, no pets. 207-632-2682 - Available Sept.April. 4t32x






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EXPERIENCED NANNY — 24year-old available Saturday through Tuesday, comfortable with babies and active children. References available. $10 per hour, negotiable. Can start beginning of September. Call 504-2580757. 10t28x



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

GOT’CHA COVERED PAINTING — Interior, exterior, power-washing, deck staining. Superior service at affordable rates. Fully insured. Free estimates. Call Kevin 693-3684. 6t31x




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FRYEBURG ACADEMY Fryeburg Academy is seeking an individual to fill the position of

Attendance Coordinator This is a school year position. Computer skills, data entry and retrieval are required. Communication and telephone skills are essential.




• Huge Selection of Costume Jewelry and Beads • Vintage Clothing • Sports Cards DRYING • Large Selection of Comic Books RACKS • Nice Assortment of 5 Sizes Antique Showcases – all different sizes, a few modern & towers

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BRIDGTON — 3-bedroom home, private locaton, bathroom in master bedroom downstairs, full bath, decks, plenty of room. $800 a month, first and last month deposit, references. Call Stephanie for more information (207) 485-6559. tf34

FURNISHED — well-appointed and maintained 3-bedroom house on a sandy beach cove on Sebago Lake’s west shore. 45 minutes from Portland. New well-insulated windows. Living area has an open layout: living room (with fireplace) - dining area, well equipped kitchen w/dishwasher. Pine floors and paneling throughout. Master bedroom has queen-sized bed, two other bedrooms with twins. Bathroom has shower tub that is great for bathing toddlers. Cable TV and wireless hi-speed internet available. There is a second utility bath and shower in basement with washer/ dryer. Gas grill and picnic table on patio. Available October 15, 2011 through May 31, 2012. Oil /hot air heating system. Rent: $850.00/month. Heat and utilities not included in rent. 1 month security deposit required. Pictures are available.  Cell: 207-8382598. Home: 207-809-8095. tf28 BRIDGTON INTOWN — Third floor efficiency. Neat, clean, bright & sunny. No smoking or pets. $500, includes heat, hot water, snow & trash removal. First, last & security. 6479090. tf19


BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Road, 3 acres, black top road with electricity, site cleared with driveway. View of Mt. Washington and other mountains. $33,000. 583-6695. tf23

HARRISON — Deertrees Road - 1acre building lot for sale. Driveway in. Electricity in. Septic tank and leach field in. Drilled well in. This lot is cleared, ready to build, sits above road level and faces west. Walk to village, park, beaches and boat launch. More land available. No trailers or mobiles. $45,000. 583-6927. 4t32x NEW HOMES; CAPES, SPLITS — Ranches. No down payment! Naples and Lakes Region. Howland Homes, 207-807-1004. 3t34x NORWAY — Moose Hill Road, approx. 3 acres for sale by owner. 340-foot road frontage, can be split into 2 or 3 lots. Assessed by town at $25,000, sell for $7,900 cash sale. 207-650-5669. tf29 3-BEDROOM MOBILE HOME — 1-½ acres, needs minor repairs. East Fryeburg, Maine $45,000. 207935-2055. 4t34x

5-ACRE LOT BRIDGTON, ME — Beautiful view Mt. Washington. Septic design, underground utilities, drive in place. Tel: 207-637-2260. 6t30x HARRISON — Dawes Hill Road. 1acre building lot surveyed, soil tested. 2 miles to Village. $29,000. 207-3297435. 9t31x

$139,900 WATERFORD — Priced to sell! Contemporary-style home with in-law apartment and 3-car detached garage overlooking Crystal Lake. A diamond in the rough ready for a new owner to make it shine. 3,256 sq. ft. of living space and over 5 acres! Dan the Man Real Estate, 207-939-8970, 2t33 BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Road, 3.27 acres, well, black top road, mountain views, electricity. $27,000. 583-6695. tf23

1989 PARK MODEL 38’-X-10’ — with 2 slide-outs, 2 bedrooms + attached 26’-x-12’ addition. Addition needs finishing. Nice lot #41 in Sebago Crooked River Campground, Casco. Great camp near Sebago State Park. $5,000 or B/O. 627-1097. Owner financing with down payment. 2t34x BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. Good developable land, mostly cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21


HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12 B & L ROOFING — 20 years experience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20

HEMINGWAY CONTRACTING — Renovations, metal roofs, doors and windows, painting, light carpentry, garages & sheds, drywall repairs. Specializing in mobile homes. 20 years experience, fully insured. No job too small. 1-207-595-7123/207743-0420. 16t24x RON PERRY CARPENTRY — Renovations and new construction. 35 years of experience, no job too small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978502-7658. 4t31x

MORAN PAINTING — Professional painting contractor. We do interior/ exterior painting. Several years in the Lake Region area. All work guaranteed for at least 5 years. Fully insured. Call Pete at 207-332-7966. 10t30 DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 35 yrs. ex­pe­ri­ ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf31

TATE’S PLOWING SERVICE — Walkways and entrances included. Roofs and decks. Estimates available. 1-207-409-5859. 2t33x


YARD SALE — Aug. 26 & 27, 9-4, 150 Hancock Pond Road, Sebago. 1t34x

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MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE — New + old stuff. Furniture, antiques, fitness equipment, gas generator, (Continued from Page D) Ashley wood stove, Delta sawbuck, chain binders, tools, household. skipped a meal in order to conDenmark, 84 West Main, Saturday, tribute. 9-2. 1t34x We do apologize to those

GARAGE SALE — Antiques, folks who had to be turned away. glassware, linens, prints, furniture and We are now discussing how to lots more. Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Rte. 37, reduce the delay for next time. 563 N. Bridgton Rd., Bridgton. George Drisko, 1t34x MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE — Saturday, August 27, 9-3, 30 Pond Park Road, Naples off Route 11 (Casco Rd.). Wicker, dishes, books, frames, arts & miscellaneous items. 1t34


LOST DOG — On June 1st, Route 107, near Five Fields Apple Orchards. Wire-haired wolf hound mix, black, female, has a beard, medium size, 50 lbs., 7 years old. Named “MJ.” Call 647-2611. Reward offered. 1t34x

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Art Show

To the Editor: The Moore Park Art Show Aug. 13 was a wonderful success. The arts were beautiful, diverse and of great quality. The entertainment by Neveah Dance Company, Just Us Two, The Mollyockett Chorus, guitarist/

singer/songwriter Terry Swett and “Troubadour for Hire” Brad Hooper was exciting and engaging. The fine fare provided by The Foothills Grille of Bethel was professional and delicious. An event like this is a result of the help and support of many individuals, groups and business. Many thanks are deserved by all who helped to produce what is surely to become a favorite annual August event in Western Maine. Thanks to the committed and hard-working volunteers: Becky Burke, Dana Chandler, Kim and Jeff Sutton, Linda and Richard Record, Shane Wilson, Debbie Martel, Steve Galvin and Derrick Martel. For helping things run smoothly, thanks to Paris Town Manager Phil Tarr, Lake Region Awards, the Paris Post Office staff, the town of

The population bubble

The news is out; world population will hit seven billion in the fall of 2011! Merrily, we roll right along oblivious to the rapidly growing human tidal wave bearing down on us. Most people believe there is a problem, but it will work itself out. “Wars will lower the numbers.” No, only temporarily. Remember, we had two huge ones in the 20th century, and population numbers are more than twice as many now than at the end of those wars. Besides, who would want wars for that purpose? Pestilence, disease, famine? No one’s choice either. However, if we do not stabilize soon and then gradually reduce world population, the last one, FAMINE, is a certainty. There is much talk about bubbles these days. We have the financial bubble, real estate bubble, and soon we shall have the food bubble. I shall paraphrase some information from “The Food Bubble,” an article published by Gwynne Dyer, a Londonbased independent journalist. Mr. Dyer writes of the food price crises in the early 1970s when consumption was due to rapid population growth. The world’s population almost doubled between 1945 and 1975. Grain prices were higher than now in real terms and some areas were near starvation. Welcome the “Green Revolution,” which greatly increased yields of rice, wheat and corn, however, it needed a vast increase in the use of fertilizers along with a huge expansion of the world’s irrigated area, tripling since 1950. All this necessitated a massive increase in water, which had to be pumped up from deep underground aquifers. Most of these will go dry in the next 30 years. Rich countries in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Israel have banned all irrigation of wheat and now import it to conserve their aquifers. Buying time? Here in the United States,

Earth Notes “Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ for details. our population problem is driven chiefly by immigration, both legal and illegal. The following is a section from Jeremy Beck of NumbersUSA, “Sustainable Immigration, Part 1 of 4.”

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Paris office team and the crew who takes care of the grass at Moore Park. Great thanks go to the local businesses that saw the community value in supporting this event: Business Supporters — Norway Savings Bank and Shiny Baubles by Mammy; InKind Supporters — Mahoosuc Arts Council, McDonald’s Restaurant, McLaughlin Garden, Park Street Press, Norway-Paris Cable TV, Shane Wilson Design Services and the Western Maine Art Group; Entertainment Sponsors — Western Maine Health/Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway-Paris Soft Serve, Bolster’s Decorating, Bessy Motor Sales, Crossway Family Dental, Phin Enterprises, Paris Farmers Union and the Smiling Moose Tavern; and Purchase Award Sponsor — Chandler Funeral Homes. Thanks to Anne Sheehan, the Advertiser Democrat and the Sun-Journal for spreading the word on this fabulous show. Thanks to Fred Garbo for sharing his wonderful and eye-catching inflatable sculptures. Finally, hooray for the Town of Paris and its Parks & Recreation Department for having the vision to bring this wonderful, capacity-building, economy-supporting event to the community. See you next summer in Western Maine’s most beautiful arts venue. Aranka Matolcsy, show director Moore Park Art Show

Pancakes by the lakes

To the Editor: On Sunday, Aug. 14, the morning in Harrison started as


To The Editor: I was at sitting at my usual stool at Rosie’s Restaurant reading an excellent news article by BN reporter Gail Geraghty titled, “Pantries face crisis following fed cuts,” which described impending LETTERS, Page D

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normal. The sleepy town slowly came awake to an overcast sky, and the sound of the water rippling on the lakes. An occasional car could be heard on the street, and a few early morning exercise enthusiasts could be seen on the roadsides and sidewalks. Just another morning in a small town. However, life was bustling at Long Lake Park near the Village Tie Up. The Harrison Lions were getting ready for their annual pancake breakfast by the lake. The aroma of sausage, pancakes and coffee filled the air. Laughter and conversations could be heard as hungry people began to arrive to be fed a hearty breakfast. Longtime friends had a chance to catch up, and new friends got to know each other better. This event has been wellattended over the years. The Harrison Lions would like to thank everyone who helped make the breakfast this year such a success, as the proceeds went to the Cody Everett Fund. Without the public’s support, this could never have happened. It is people like the ones who attended this breakfast that make it possible for the Harrison Lions to make a difference in the community and in the lives of its citizens. Once again, thank you for your support. The Harrison Lions Club

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Charlene E. Parker

Norman A. Perry

Norma J. Pinkham

SCARBOROUGH — Charlene Elizabeth Parker of Windham, died on Aug. 18, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was born in Millinocket, Sept. 4, 1934. She was married to Douglas Parker, who died on April 5. Charlene is survived by a son, James Parkinson of Germantown, Tenn.; two granddaughters including Nicole Parkinson of Raymond; a sister, Brenda Lambert of Auburn; and two brothers, LeRoy Pinette of Westbrook and Kenneth Pinette of Dorchester, Mass. A graveside service was held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Mayberry Cemetery, Park Road, Windham. Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel.

Norman A. Perry, 73, of North Bridgton passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 in Lewiston. He was born on May 28, 1938 in Fall River, Mass., a son of Hermine and John S. Perry. Norman was a gentle spirit, who will be missed by his family as well as his friends at Wal-Mart in Windham. He was predeceased by his beloved sister, Louise Domingos; and brother, Marcel Perry. Surviving are his sister, Cecilia Nascimento; and many nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

Norma Jean Pinkham, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at her home in Bridgton surrounded by several of her many devoted friends. Born on May 31, 1929, in Sorrento, Norma was the daughter of the late Lewis and Ruth Thomas Pinkham. She was one of 11 children, and acquired a lifelong love of gardening from spending time on her grandparent’s farm. Norma was an avid gardener and could often be found planting flowers and pulling weeds, which she tended to with great delight. She enjoyed socializing and loved being the center of attention wherever she went, but was equally happy riding around her town and quietly taking in the scenery. Friends remember that Norma would meet people on a daily basis who would greet her with a broad smile and a warm hug, which would be generously returned in kind. Norma loved children, and delighted in meeting and kissing babies. Seldom would one find Norma without a magazine in hand, a cheerful baby smiling from the cover. Friends will also remember Norma for her equal distain of insects, and her relentless tracking of any misguided bug, which had the misfortune to wander into her path. Norma charmed everyone who was blessed to know her with her sparkling, mischievous blue eyes and her infectious giggle. Norma moved to Bridgton and became a member of the Good Neighbors family on Valentine’s Day of 1989. She will be missed by all the members of the Good Neighbors family and, indeed, all who knew her, especially her housemates Martin, Phillip, and Eleanor. However, Norma will remain forever in the hearts of everyone who had the honor and privilege of being able to consider her a beloved friend. Norma was a beloved member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Oxford and over the course of 22 years became a familiar customer and friend at many local businesses. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Perry of Steuben, with whom she corresponded faithfully throughout their years apart. A graveside service was held Monday at the family cemetery on Tidal Falls Road in Hancock. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

Virginia E. Sharpe DENMARK — Virginia E. “Ginger” Sharpe, 88, of Chebeague Island, passed away peacefully at her son’s home in Denmark on July 28, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 4, 1922, she and her family moved to Miami, Fla. in the mid-1930s. Ginger, as she was known to her friends, started her professional career at Florida National Bank then left in 1943 to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard. She spent six weeks at the Coast Guard Institute for Yeoman and graduated as a Yeoman First Class. Ginger was assigned to the Public Relations office, where she wrote press releases, war updates for local newspapers and other assignments as directed by the Coast Guard. She was transferred to Washington, D.C., where she wrote press releases and other news articles regarding the U.S. war effort for the Pentagon. She received assignments overseas and spent a number of months writing foreign correspondence in London — her favorite European city. After receiving an honorable discharge, Ginger went back to Miami and started working in an airline ticket office that serviced national and international airlines. Ginger went to work for Delta Airlines in 1961. In 1972, while still working for Delta, she transferred to Maine and became the first female employee at the Portland Jetport. Ginger gained the knowledge and experience to coordinate operations for arriving and departing flights. Her hard work helped open the doors for other women to follow in her footsteps in Portland. Before retiring in 1993, she was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel the world with her son Kevin. One of their most exciting trips was to Switzerland. Together they explored the various cities of Interlaken, Lucerne, Zurich and Bern while learning the German, French and Italian cultural influences. Her favorite memory was watching Kevin ski Mt. Titles, Swiss Alps. Ginger purchased her piece of Island heaven in 1955, but it wasn’t until she retired that her home became her sanctuary. She learned yoga and worked part-time for the U.S. Post Office on Chebeague. She appreciated the beautiful sunsets, tending to flower gardens, knitting, reading mystery novels, sing-a-longs with friends, and her beloved pets. Ginger also traveled to Cape Cod and New York to visit family. Ginger was predeceased by her second husband, Thomas Q. Sharpe Jr. Surviving are her two sons, Christopher Hosford of Riverdale, N.Y. and Kevin of Denmark; three grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held for family and friends on Aug. 27, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Chebeague Island Cemetery. Please visit www. to share your condolences, memories and tributes with Ginger’s family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Chebeague Island Library, 247 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017.

Capt. Antoni (Antek) Pikuzinski Captain Antoni (Antek) Julian Teofil Pikuzinski, 91, of Bridgton, Maine died at home, attended by his family, early Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011, as a result of advanced age and natural causes. Captain Pikuzinski was born in Stanislawów, Poland on Nov. 9, 1919. His father was Josef J. Pikuzinski; his mother was Iza M. (Klusczewska) Pikuzinski. Antek is the oldest of four brothers. He attended the Polish Naval Academy and during the German invasion of Poland in 1939 he fought in the Polish Army. He fought in “Kleeburg’s Last Stand” in Sept. 1939 and surrendered to the Germans when his unit ran out of ammunition; he was taken as a POW. He escaped from POW camp twice and after his successful second attempt he escaped to Belgium where he remained in hiding while participating in the Belgian resistance. He was liberated from Liege, Belgium by American forces in Sept. 1944 and spent the remainder of the war as a member of the Polish contingent of the British Navy. He was awarded a medal by the Belgian government in recognition for his participation in the Belgian Resistance during the war. After completion of his commitment to the British Navy Captain Pikuzinski joined the British Merchant Marine and sailed as a deck officer and Third Mate. He immigrated to the United States in 1952. He joined the U.S. Merchant Marine Service in 1953, sailing for the Socony Mobil Oil Company as an able-bodied seaman. He worked his way up through the ranks from AB to Bosun, Third Mate, Second Mate, and First Mate; in 1984 he retired from Mobil Oil Corporation with the rank and service of Master or Ship’s Captain. After retirement Captain Pikuzinski enjoyed traveling and exploring the U.S. with his family in his motor home. He enjoyed fishing. Up until the recent two or three years he also enjoyed maintaining his home and cutting and splitting two to four cords of firewood every year. He was always a generous, congenial and outgoing host. He enjoyed nothing more than to prepare and serve food and drinks for his family, friends and new acquaintances. He was always charming and attentive and with a smile and greeting to all; he enjoyed life. Captain Pikuzinski was a member of: The Polish Combatants Association; The Association of Polish ex-Prisoners of War in Germany; The Polish Naval Association He is survived by: his wife of 50 years, Eunice (Minchin) Pikuzinski; son Ian C. and Sheila MacLeod of Saco, Maine; son Will L. MacLeod of Bridgton Maine, son Cameron MacLeod, daughter Deirdre MacLeod and Charles R. Woodson III, of Florida, son Hugh and Jennifer MacLeod of North Carolina and daughter Eunice L. V. (Pikuzinski) Conway and Judson Conway of Butler Tennessee; grandchildren: Amanda MacLeod, Jared MacLeod, Maiglin MacLeod, Kirin Liam MacLeod, Kelhi MacLeod, Mackenzie MacLeod, Colter Conway and Cricket Conway; and great-grandchildren: Aiden MacLeod, Kaelan MacLeod. He is also survived by a large extended family of nieces and nephews and their children residing in Poland. Captain Pikuzinski is predeceased by: his parents; brother Julian Pikuzinski, 1960; brother Jan Pikuzinski, 2009; and brother Wladyslav Pikuzinski, 2010. Burial will be at sea. Arrangements are by Independent Death Care of Maine, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. To offer words of condolence to the family, go to A special thanks to friends and neighbors for all their kindnesses and thoughtfulness during this difficult time. Also a special thanks to the person who rescued Eunice when she was locked out.

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Phyllis C. Small FALMOUTH — Phyllis Carolyn (Cole) Small died on Aug. 16, 2011, at Falmouth by the Sea in Falmouth. She was born on Nov. 25, 1923, at the family home on Middle Road in Falmouth, the daughter of Clarence S. and Mildred (Harmon) Cole. Mrs. Small graduated as an honor essayist from Falmouth High School in 1941. She earned her bachelor of science degree in education at the Gorham Normal School and was permitted to serve as a cadet teacher prior to graduating in 1944. Mrs. Small later attained a master’s degree in education from Gorham State Teachers College while teaching and raising a family. Mrs. Small married Walter A. Small of Yarmouth in 1947. The couple lived near her family’s home in Falmouth and later in Westbrook. Eventually, they moved to Mussel Cove on Falmouth Foreside, where they converted a cottage into a four-season home and resided for over 40 years. For many years, they hosted the Mussel Cove Association’s annual picnic. She and her husband enjoyed all Casco Bay had to offer, including boating and swimming. She established a “January Dip” tradition for the neighborhood families, friends and anyone she could talk into sharing in an ocean swim on New Year’s Day for a number of years, even into her 80s. Mrs. Small was a professional educator for 33 years. She taught at the Sweetser Elementary School in Cumberland and also in Gray. She served as the principal of the S.G. Huston School in Falmouth in the early 1960s, and later became a reading specialist for children in the South Portland School Department. Mrs. Small was active in her community. She was a guide at Portland’s Victoria Mansion and, as a member of the Falmouth Congregational Church UCC for many years, served on several church committees. A member of Friends of the Falmouth Memorial Library, she mowed the library’s lawn regularly. From 1985-1987, Mrs. Small served as state president of Delta Kappa Gamma International, a professional honorary society of women educators, which recognized her as a 45-year member in 2011. Throughout her life, she enjoyed many activities with family and friends: camping, canoeing, boating, swimming, skiing, snowmobiling, reading, theater-going, baking, rooting for the Red Sox, and golfing. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Walter A. Small; and a sister, Marian F. Ridgeway. She is survived by two sons, Bruce A. Small of Raymond and Bryan E. Small; two grandchildren; a brother, Donald F. Cole of South Portland; and three generations of nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service was held at Falmouth Congregational Church, UCC, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, on Saturday, Aug. 20. Please visit to view a video collage of Phyllis’ life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship fund for Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Chapter, Scholarship Fund, in care of Barbara Penley, 57 Riverbend Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096.



WALLINGFORD, CONN. — Marvin M. Merrill, 90, formerly of South Casco, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn. He was the beloved husband for 63 years of Natalie Thurston Merrill, formerly of Casco. He was born in Poland, a son of the late Lewis and Alice Spiller Merrill, and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was operator of Merrill’s Cash Market in South Casco for a number of years before moving to Connecticut. He had been employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft for 32 years in the Experimental Department until his retirement in 1983 Marvin was a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather and an avid Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed telling stories of his childhood, country and western music, practical jokes and playing cribbage with family and friends. In addition to his wife, Natalie, he is survived by his son, Ted Merrill of Meriden, Conn.; his three grandchildren; his eight great-grandchildren; and his siblings living in Maine, sister Audrey Galarneau, and brothers Donald and Lee. He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson; and his brother, Ronald Merrill. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church of Meriden, Conn. Interment will be private in Murch Cemetery in South Casco. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Meriden Member Care.

Elsie V. Thompson

Sally L. Burnell

Elsie Villette Thompson, 81 passed away on August 12, 2011 at Fryeburg Nursing Home after a short battle with liver cancer. She was born on Jan. 24, 1930 to Lawrence and Hattie Bean. She was one of 13 children in her family. As a young woman, she left school to help care for her siblings and help with the family farm. In 1957 she married her love, Frederick Thompson. Fred and Elsie just celebrated their 54th year of marriage in April. Elsie had six wonderful sons, William “Wink,” Frederick Jr., James, David, Jeff, and Tony. Elsie always supported her boys all her life, giving them comfort and love. She loved her grandchildren. She took pride in them as they grew up. Family members remember what an awesome hardworking mom and Grammy she was. Elsie will always be remembered having fun with her family at cookouts. Taking family trips to Canada and Florida with her boys and their families. Elsie also had an extended group of friends at work which she enjoyed as well. Elsie worked at Sebago Moccasin Shoe Shop in Bridgton for many years and retired from there. Elsie spent endless hours caring for her father at her home. No one can doubt that she was a comforting and caring woman. In her final days comical, funny, but truly sad without her husband, Fred. There are two surviving sisters, Camilla Mowett of Oxford, and Pauline Norton of Florida. They are the last living members of her family. On May 23rd of this year, her husband, Fred Thompson Sr. passed away. She is predeceased by her five brothers, James, Lyman, Perley, Leon, and Roswell. Also by five sisters, Phyllis Millett, Elizabeth Yeaton, Lillian Edwards, Mary Bean and Florence Foss; and William “Wink” Thompson, who passed away from a motorcycle accident in 1985. Elsie leaves behind family, Donna Shannon, “Wink” Williams’s wife, her sons and their families, Frederick Jr. and his wife Ramona of Bridgton, James Thompson and his wife Marilyn of Naples, David Thompson and his wife Cheryl of Norway, Jeffery and his fiancée Janalee Brown of Bridgton, and Tony Thompson and his fiancée, Laura J. McCabe; grandchildren, Koryn Thompson Spinks, Amanda Richardson, Becky Ferguson, Rachel Thompson, Corey Thompson, Carly Thompson, Julia Thompson, Tonya Thompson, David Thompson Jr., Megan Thompson and Shoshanna Thompson. Elsie was loved by her great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Online condolences may be shared with her family at A Funeral will be Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Forest Hills Annex Cemetery on Kansas Road in Bridgton. After the service the family welcomes everyone to come back and enjoy some food and stories at 33 Bayberry Lane, Bridgton. (Go up Rt. 93 to Highland Pines, take Bayberry Lane, There will have to be parking along the road). Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton.

FRYEBURG — Sally Louise (Danforth) Burnell, of Fryeburg, Maine, passed away with her family by her side Aug. 19, 2011 at the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House in Auburn, Maine. She was born on Aug. 15, 1939 in Fryeburg, Maine, the daughter of the late Norman and Gertrude (Meserve) Danforth. Sally grew up in Brownfield, Maine and was a 1957 graduate of Fryeburg Academy. She was a loving and proud Mom and Nana to all of her grandchildren, always loved spending time with them and was always there throughout their lives with a helping hand. Sally was also a frequent guest at the Gibson Center where she met up with her friends for lunch. Sally found great comfort in the many friends she met there. She volunteered at the Brownfield Food Pantry. To Sally there was no better place on earth to live than in Fryeburg, where she knew most everyone and loved taking her furry pet Buddy for rides around town. She made many friends through her work. Over the years Sally had worked at The State Line Store, Howard Johnson’s, Fandangle’s, Fryeburg House of Pizza and most recently T J Maxx. She enjoyed working with the public and making new friends. She is predeceased by one son, Wayne Burnell, in 1966. She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Harvey F. Burnell of Fryeburg, Maine; six daughters, Cynthia Carr and her husband Scott of Rochester, N.H.; Shelia Tibbetts and her husband Scott of Fryeburg, Maine; Carol Parrillo of Cranston, R.I.; Carolyn Potter and her husband Kirk of East Conway, N.H.; Carla Parrillo and her husband Mike of North Scituate, R.I.; Carmen Kiernan and her husband Shawn of Cranston, R.I.; one son, Gerald Burnell and his companion Shelli Boyer of Zanesville, Ohio; her grandchildren, Kenneth Carr, Jennifer Leach, Jerry Burnell, David Potter, Justin Parrillo, Bethany Parrillo and Darien Kiernan, her great-grandchildren, Emma Carr, Andrew Leach, Dylan Leach and Kaytee Seevers. She is also survived by her two sisters, Lorraine Hoffman and her husband Carl of North Port, Fla., and Peggy Lewis and her husband Larry of VanWert, Ohio, along with several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. Visiting hours were held Tuesday, Aug. 23rd at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg, Maine. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 24th at the Church of New Jerusalem, Oxford Street, Fryeburg, Maine. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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BOOTHBAY — Muriel Anne Griffin Scott, 73, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at her home at Stone Croft Farm in Boothbay. Born on Jan. 11, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School. For a number of years, she worked at Porteous, Mitchell and Braun where, in 1972, she met her husband Carl. They were married on Feb. 13, 1974. She went to work at Senior Spectrum and was influential in changing the name to what is now known as Spectrum Generations. She was a dedicated worker who started with Meals on Wheels and retired in June, of this year, after 35 years of service as the CEO of Spectrum Generations. Even after her retirement, she kept on as a consultant, due to her vast knowledge of the organization. She was influential in the building of the Cohen Center in Gardiner and the Muskie Center in Waterville. She was on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) from 2006-2011. She enjoyed painting, gardening, photography and reading. Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years, Carl Edward Scott of Boothbay; sons, Mark Tracy of Sanford and Scott Tracy of Waterbury, Conn.; daughters, Julie Hanson of Charlestown, W. Va. and Carrie Scott of Ft. Fairfield; sisters, Judy Conley of Raymond and Linda Sturm of Sebasco; a grandson and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Muriel’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. You are invited to share your condolences, photos and tributes with the Scott family by visiting their Book of Memories at Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Service. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street #300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240.

RAYMOND — Gale Anne Groves, 58, of 21 Brown Rd., died on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, following a long illness. Born in Rumford on Jan. 14, 1953, she was the daughter of George and Ann Dagoudis Groves. Educated in Lewiston, she was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’71. For the past 39 years, she had been employed as a phlebotomist at Central Maine Medical Center. Always good with her hands, she enjoyed quilting, needlework, and knitting. Survivors include her companion of 22 years, Richard Dolloff of Raymond. Visitation will be held at the Albert & Burpee Funeral Home, Lewiston, on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. Interment will be in Farrington-Morton Cemetery in Mexico. Condolences and donations may be accessed online at Donations may be made to: The American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine 04074.

Mary Alice Ladd Mary Alice Ladd of Bridgton, Maine, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 in her home surrounded by her loving children. Known as Molly to her friends she was born in Fremont, Ohio on Jan. 1, 1932, to Colonel Henry and Elizabeth Smith. Mary attended Ross High School. She went on to further her education at Bowling Green University, graduating as a teacher with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Throughout her life Mary pursued her love of gardening, music, antiques and, of course, her children. After living in such varied places as Germany, an island in Lake Erie, an Indian reservation in Arizona and the island of Puerto Rico, Mary made her final home with her family in Bridgton, Maine. She loved the changing of the seasons and reveled in the planting of her gardens on a warm summer day, or the quiet of freshly-fallen snow. She was known for her beautiful singing voice as well as her generosity in giving away plates of wondrous Christmas cookies during the holidays. Most of all she is remembered as a mother who instilled in her children the values of hard work, kindness and patience. She is survived by her five children: Katherine Fitzcharles, Matthew Ladd, Brian Ladd, Padraic Ladd and Nathan Ladd. She is also survived by her sister Betsy Shelak, as well as her grandsons Robert, Grant and Ian Fitzcharles, her first granddaughter Mary Victoria Ladd, and her great-granddaughter Allie Fitzcharles. Her services will be private.

Leroy E. Grant SCARBOROUGH — Leroy E. Grant, 85, of Kittery passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at the Maine Veterans Home after a period of declining health. He was born in East Machias on July 30, 1926. He was a disabled veteran of the U. S. Army where he served during the Korean War. After his military service, he was a heavy machine operator for years. He was a member of the Naples Veterans Association and attended the Naples United Methodist Church. He enjoyed being outside working on/around his home, as well as working on his vehicles. He enjoyed camping with his family and meeting and being around people. He knew and was friends with many people in the surrounding area and at Kittery Estates Retirement Community. He was a great Dad and Husband, and will be so missed by everyone that loved him. He was married to Phyllis Grant for 46 years. She predeceased him in 1997. A companion of several years, Emilie Ann Smith, predeceased him as well. He was also predeceased by a son, Leslie Grant in 1992; a brother, Norman Grant of Bangor; and a sister, Mabel also of Bangor. He is survived by sons, Lee Grant of Spring Hill, Fla., and Lawrence Grant of Conway, N.H.; daughters, Sharon Benwell of Rochester, N.H., Suzette Strout of Naples, Shirley Edwards of Naples, and Sandra Wentworth of Barrington, N.H.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Views from Senate by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham

Ending domestic violence in Maine

Although Maine enjoys one of the lowest levels of violent crime in the country, domestic violence is a major problem in our state. Indeed, in most years in Maine a majority of our homicides are the result of domestic violence, and it is always the leading cause. This summer there have been several wellpublicized cases where one spouse has killed another, or even their entire family. Each of those incidents has been senseless and needless. My heart goes out to the families, friends, and communities who have lost loved ones. In 2010, there were 5,117 cases of domestic violence reported in Maine. That number represents those incidents that were reported. But domestic violence is one of the most under-reported of all crimes. We can only estimate at the number of cases that are not reported. The estimate of the Attorney General’s Office is that there

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are 30,000 victims of domestic violence in Maine. These are people who have not lost their lives or made the headlines but they too suffer from abuse. They live in the shadows — afraid to speak out because they fear the abuse will get worse, and they often feel hopeless. We must do everything we can to bring these families out from the shadows and break the cycle of violence. First, victims of domestic violence need to know that there is help available. There are programs throughout the state that can provide the kinds of help people need to get out of their situations and start fresh. Awareness is another important step toward saving lives. The more it’s talked about, the more opportunity we provide for victims of abuse to come forward, and the more we can do to end this problem. Finally, as lawmakers we can stand up and say that we have “zero tolerance” for domestic violence. We can continue to enact laws to protect the victims and punish the abusers, and we can adequately fund those programs that work to help the victims and educate and treat the abusers before situations get out of control. If you are in a domestic abuse situation, or know of someone who is, you should contact the following agencies. Statewide, the 24-hour helpline number is: 1-866-834 –HELP (4357). Locally, the agencies to contact are: • Caring Unlimited (York County), 490-3227 (administrative line) or 1-800-239-7298 (hotline) • Family Crisis Services (Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties), 767-4952 (administrative line) or 1-800-537-6006 VIOLENCE, Page D

Views from Augusta by Bruce Poliquin Maine State Treasurer

Dependence on Feds

A sobering realization from the Washington fiscal fiasco is Maine’s high-risk dependence on the Feds. Our state government collects approximately $3 billion per year of state taxes. It spends this money on programs and services for Maine citizens. Here’s a little secret…Washington sends another $3.1 billion per year to Maine to make up the difference between our state tax revenues and what we spend on these programs and services. This stunning amount includes $1.8 billion for Medicaid/ Medicare; $276 million for education; $245 million for transportation; and $310 million for labor costs. From 2001-10, federal tax revenues flowing to Maine grew at an 8.4% annualized rate vs. 1.6% for our state’s General Fund. Barclay’s Capital ranks Maine as tied for the 10th most dependent state on federal funds for its expenditures. So what? Washington is in trouble, that’s what. The federal government is flat broke. This is the third year in a row with a $1-plus trillion budget deficit. Worse, fiscally reckless career politicians have saddled us with $14 trillion in debt, with no way to pay it off. Forty-three percent of federal spending is for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. These huge (and growing) entitlements are bankrupting our country. The only way to close the black hole of overspending and debt in Washington is to reform these entitlements. Reform means less spending everywhere. Guess what happens when the federal tax money to Maine begins to dry up? Fiscal imprudence at the top flows downhill to affect us all. For years, many of our elected officials in Augusta have said how foolish it would be to “leave federal money on the table.” So, for example, they enrolled as many fellow Mainers as possible in our taxpayer funded health care plan for the disadvantaged, Mainecare (Medicaid). “Washington pays

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BROWNFIELD — Olive D. Walker, 97, of Brownfield, Maine, passed away at home on Aug. 20, 2011, with her loving family at her side. She was born Oct. 23, 1913 in Brownfield to the late William and Eva Dennett. She attended local schools, and graduated from Bean Memorial High School. In addition to spending treasured time with family, Olive also enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and cooking. She was a charter member of the Brownfield Historical Society, and spent the last seven years in possession of the Boston Post Cane, signifying her position as Brownfield’s oldest resident. That said, her greatest passion was her family. She loved her family dearly, and took great pride in creating handmade gifts for her children and grandchildren. Olive was predeceased by her husband Arnold C. Walker, sisters Erla Hill, and Althea Deschambeault; brothers Forrest, Arthur and Russell Dennett; son-in-law James H. Brooks; and her grandson Gregory H. Brooks. She is survived by her daughter Carolyn W. Jackson and her husband Paul; daughter Joyce W. Brooks; granddaughter Carol A. Wright and her husband Kenneth; grandson Dale A. Brooks and his wife Amanda; great-granddaughter Julianne B. Ontengco and her husband Timothy; great-grandson Damon A. Brooks and his wife Kerry; great-great-grandchildren Abigail M. and Thomas G. Ontengco and Chase J. Brooks; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Keith Buzzell and the nursing staff from Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for loving and compassionate care. In addition, they would like to thank close friends Margret Mills, Norma Ontengco and Jamie Eaton, as well as her many friends within the local Mennonite community, for their love and companionship through the years. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield at 1 p.m., Saturday Aug. 27th. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

for two-thirds of the cost!” they argued. During the past 35 years, this fiscally irresponsible policy has caused Mainecare spending to spiral out of control. The program now enrolls 341,000 citizens, 27% of our population — the third highest enrollment rate in the country. The program’s eligibility is so lenient that thousands of able-bodied middle income Mainers enroll in this safety net intended for the poor. Today, state government can’t even afford our onethird of the Mainecare cost. Governor LePage is wisely preparing for more state government spending cuts. When the federal money to Maine likely shrinks, we must be able to balance our budget as required by the Maine Constitution. Many of the new leaders in Augusta are private sector business people. Don’t expect budget gimmicks, like failing to pay our hospitals the funds they are due, in order to balance the state’s books. To add gravity to the situation, upgrading Maine’s AA credit rating requires the following: (a.) improving cash flow; (b.) building financial reserves; and (c.) further reducing public debt. This all takes money. Sadly, during the past 35 years, our elected officials in power have allowed Maine state government to become so dependent on money from Washington that our own credit rating is now at risk. The new leadership team in Augusta has been on the job for seven months. We’re clearminded fiscal conservatives. Our strategy is for state government to spend less, tax less, regulate less, and borrow less. Putting these pieces in place will help build a business-friendly climate in Maine to attract capital investment and jobs. The resulting increased tax revenues will help us pay our bills without taking on more debt, or relying on the feds. And more jobs will help keep our kids here. Washington might want to look north to Maine for fiscal guidance.


receive Medicaid assistance at nursing homes can retain a certain amount of income and assets to protect these couples against total financial ruin. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times explains that the same protection does not now apply to the spouses of individuals receiving Medicaid for home-based services — but the new Affordable Care Act has a provision that allows individuals to get Medicaid assistance for home and community-based care without forcing their spouses to spend all of their assets. The new provision will go into effect in 2014 and will last for five years. It’s unfortunate that beneficiaries will have to wait so long to get this assistance. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800427-7411) and ask for a Medicare Advocate.


(Continued from Page D) hoping to catch a songbird for lunch, was our local resident or an early migrant. In any case, I had at least recognized it as a hawk, and beyond that as an accipiter. It was a good reminder that this is the time of year to watch for northwest winds, keep an eye on the sky, and brush up on hawk identification skills. Jean Preis resides in Bridgton.


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(Continued from Page D) cuts in federal and state grants funding food pantries in six neighboring communities. Ms. Geraghty quotes Ms. Moore, an inspirational model to so many food pantry volunteers as saying, “Maine is the third hungriest state in the nation and we just lost funding for six.” And yet, the (federal) stimulus bill funded projects for such things as determining the sex of butterflies. After reading Ms. Geraghty’s piece, I read a letter to the editor by Richard Cross who tells the reader that a “new silent cancer is growing,” whose aim is to shut down talk radio and “Fox News,” to prohibit the public from receiving “fair and balanced news” from folks like Laura Ingram, Mike Gallagher, Ray Richardson and (my favorite) Rush Limbaugh — the over the top right wing news pundit


with a self-proclaimed income of $58,000,000 a year. The “left fear an educated electorate,” says Cross — words that certainly go both ways from the ideologically “right” or “left.” Cross has written a letter to the editor this past week about the crisis in Social Security, which I believe is equally partisan and non-factual, but I haven’t checked out that Social Security can be taxed up to 85 percent as Cross claims. Don’t know where those statistics come from, but it certainly seems to me that the “facts and statistics” are very different depending on what ideological position one takes. Then, I turned to an opinion piece by Warren E. Buffett in the New York Times titled, “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich.” A kind, thoughtful conservative acquaintance walked by. The two of us confess that some of our best friends and family are independents, liberals and/or conservatives. I tell my conservative friend he really should read Buffet’s opinion piece.


With a frown, he remarked that the wealthy few pay 51% of our nation’s taxes, implying (I think) that the poor and the lower middle class are dependent, spoiled, entitled parasites only too willing to live off the hard work and wealth of the rich. My view, based on the facts that make sense to me, is the opposite. Warren Buffett confesses that he pays only 17.4% in taxes — a lower percentage than was paid by any of the other 20 people working in his office. “Their tax burdens ranged from 33% to 41% and averaged 36%.” He said that back in the 1980s and 1990s, tax rates for the rich were far higher, but despite the higher tax rates nearly 40 million jobs were added between 1980 and 2000. “Wealthy investors will invest even when subjected to higher taxes. You know what’s happened since then: lower tax rates and far lower job creation.” And he concludes his piece by saying, “My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress


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and it’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.” I just don’t believe such remarks make Warren Buffett into a left-wing socialist in cahoots with Hugo Chavez. I can assure you that those of us, both from the left and the right, who live on the margins with incomes of $25,000 a year or less — not $250,000 or less — who have high interest rates, a low credit score and debt because of astronomical health, dental, housing or automobile repair bills, are unable to effectively challenge with our own voices the corporate interest (even in small communities) and those with more money than ourselves with the same approval, support and advantage as those funded by established corporate entities, the Koch brothers, the intellectual elites or those with deeper pockets. Our efforts to participate and make a difference through civil and non-violent speech are rarely rewarded and too often ignored. Keeping one’s conscience, sanity, moral

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and intellectual inquiry, public and civic voice alive in the face of death, illness, learning disabilities and injustice requires enormous endurance, the subjugation of ego, gratitude for all the good that is given and a willingness to accept the world as it is. Warren Buffett, rich and intelligent as he is, and myself, absolutely poverty stricken in comparison and far less intelligent when it comes to making money, must be able to speak our minds in the media, in our churches, communities and families and find some common ground on which to stand together as Americans. Our disparate, different voices are needed to sustain our physical, emotional and spiritual lives and provide balance, hope and real possibility for a better life for all of us. Otherwise, we are asking for a societal earthquake that will render us asunder — not only in the global community, but in the very heart of our communities and families. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Sweden LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255 Dawn’s Lawns & Landscaping 25+ years experience Fully insured Dawn Munn-Latendresse 583-4793

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Bazaar thanks

To The Editor: St. Joseph’s Women Guild would like to thank all the Bridgton area residents who participated in our successful bazaar. We especially would like to thank the merchants who contributed to our success: Naples Lobster Pound, Food City, Dunkin’ Donuts, Warren’s Florist, Hayes True Value, Bear Creek Canoe, Sportshaus and the donations of a garden basket by “Basket of Joy” in Brunswick and a watercolor painting by summer resident, Carol Phaneuf, without whose help this would not have been a success in our goal to continue to support education for our parishioners. Carol Strom, Guild President St. Joseph Church LETTERS, Page D REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311

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The president’s war

To The Editor: Just as Emperor Nero fiddled while ancient Rome burned, President Barack Obama is spending 10 days schmoozing with the beautiful people on the posh island enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, while America rockets toward economic disaster. For 2 1/2 years, the president has assured us that “jobs are my number one priority.” Nothing could be further from the truth. His entire first term in office has been spent attempting to totally remake the country into a socialistic worker’s utopia, where everyone’s needs will be entirely met by a paternalistic nanny-welfare state, administered by tens of thousands of loyal Democratic bureaucrats based in Washington, D.C. From Obamacare to cap and trade, to bending the rules to

overwhelmingly favor unions over everyone else, to foisting unattainable mileage goals on the auto industry. The massive interference in the marketplace knows no end with this administration. The president has waged unrelenting war on the business community from the very first day he entered office. He rarely misses an opportunity to take a verbal jab at the very folks who can pull us out of our rapid downward financial spiral. Obama’s policies have been so over the top, detrimental to job creation, that no business owner in his right mind is going to take the risks involved in creating new jobs for fear of what outrageous new rules and regulations will next come down the pike from this administration. The time has long since come and gone for this president to back off his interminable whining and get on with the task of solving this nation’s many daunting problems. He asked for the job, now he should just do it and cease the “woe is me” bit. Robert M. Howe, Jr. Bridgton

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‘Burt & Me’

To The Editor: I recently brought my show, Burt & Me from Philadelphia to the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. I just had to write to thank everyone from the Harrison, Bridgton and Naples area for your incredible hospitality. Everyone we met was so kind to all of us (cast, staff, crew and orchestra). You were nothing like the Maine residents portrayed on “Murder She Wrote” and in Stephen King novels… haha. Thank you for making us feel so at home. We were very impressed and cannot wait to return to your wonderful area. Larry McKenna Wayne, Pa.

Dollars for Scholars

donations to Dollars for Scholars and provided meals for us during our time of loss. Your kind words, memories of Judie and support helped us greatly. To date, over $3,000 has been sent to Dollars for Scholars in Judie’s name. We would also like to thank the Eaton Ladies Circle, the Fryeburg Rescue Squad and the Fryeburg Police Department. Your kindness and assistance during this difficult time was appreciated. With sincere thanks, Fred Goss Jackie, Michael and Benjamin Gitlin-Goss and The Mulherin Family Fryeburg

Cooking Matters

To the Editor: NAPLES — To best utilize We would like to thank every- present available resources for one who sent cards, flowers, families struggling to pay their bills and provide good, wellbalanced meals to their families, the Naples Community Resource Council’s Food Pantry located at the United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship has partnered with Cooking Matters (Continued from Page D) to Maine, Good Shepherd Foodor 874-1973 (hotline). Bank and Hannaford Brothers Finally, the Maine Center Supermarkets to begin classes to End Domestic Violence has that focus on cooking smart a website that lists a variety and nutrition through hands-on of resources and programs at preparation. Classes are free. Classes will begin Tuesday, In a future column, I’ll be Sept. 20, at the UMC of Good talking about a similar and often Fellowship on the Naples related issue, sexual abuse. Village Green at 12:30 p.m. The Please contact me if you have classes will run for two hours any thoughts on these issues. once a week for six weeks. You can reach me at my office Babysitting will be provided. in Augusta at 287-1515 or send It is one thing to receive food me an e-mail at my website at from our local food pantries; it is of greater importance to State Senator Bill Diamond know how to best to cook the is a resident of Windham, and food in order to receive all serves the District 12 commu- its benefits, extending its use nities of Casco, Frye Island, safely beyond one meal. Raymond, Standish, Windham Cooking Matters utilizes and Hollis. COOKING, Page 10D

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NAPLES — Brad Cook will present his “Trail Dreams” program to the general public at the Naples Public Library, 941 Roosevelt Trail, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. Trail Dreams will introduce attendees to the “Three Essential Needs for Happiness” that all people require in order to live happy, spiritually rewarding lives, and it includes a digital slide show of Cook’s inspirational 2,200-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. To experience all of the joy and wonder that life has to offer, join Cook, a former educator and coach, as he shares his powerful story about the dream that forever changed his life. Cook will provide the basic ingredients for

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Naples Library hike talk Aug. 31

NAPLES — The final program of the summer at the Naples Public Library will be Brad Cook presenting a slideshow on his hike of the Appalachian Trail, on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The Annual Public Meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:15 p.m. The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will follow. In the Youth Library: Storytime is on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Storytime with Music on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.; projects on the Craft Table on Saturday mornings. The Tween Book Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m., to read The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor and on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. to read A Hole in the World by Sid Hite. After school events include:

Cooking Surprise at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13; and Movie Afternoon at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The library returns to its academic-year hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays from 2 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more details, check the website at www.naples.lib.

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NAPLES — The Naples Grange will be handing out free school supplies to families in need who cannot afford them on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Naples Grange. For more information, call Becky at 615-6505.

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Geology with Jim

Vendors sought for fall festival

HARRISON — The Harrison Village Library will celebrate the back-to-school season with a series of educational programs for adults. First up is “Geology with Jim Dover,” on Monday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Dover is a retired professor and research geologist, and has worked at the Colorado School of Mines and U.S. Geological Survey. This program is free and open to the public. Additional educational programming for adults will be announced in the coming weeks; for more information, contact the library at 583-2970.

DENMARK — Vendors are being sought to participate in the Harvest Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Denmark Congregational Church outside on the lawn. If its rains, the festival will be in the downstairs of the Municipal Building. The Ladies Fellowship will be selling chili and muffins, and there will be a bake sale table and a fall produce table. All local farms and all other vendor tables are welcome. There is no fee. Contact Pam Hale to sign up by either calling 215-7101 or e-mailing pjhale58@gmail. com

SEBAGO — Years ago when travel by private vehicle was uncommon, the lifeline for many of the summer camps and boarding establishments in Sebago was the friendly little railroad known as the Narrow Gauge. Summer visitors and campers had to travel the long way around by going to Bridgton and then back down to Hiram and Sebago. The last summer program of the Sebago Historical Society for this season will be at the Society Building at 347 Convene Road this Sunday, Aug. 28. At 1 p.m., Bill Shelley will visit with a video presentation and share information of the railroad called “Little Dinky,” “Little Jumbo” or the “Two Footer.” As usual, the building will be open for viewing the displays or research from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the program.

GIFTS FOR BABIES — Left to right, Evan Leconey, Phinneus Lucy, Shelby Purslow and Charlotte Ackerman present colorful fleece baby blankets to Cyndi Broyer (center), director of Mother Seton House.

PKA students make gifts for Mother Seton House

LOVELL — For the final week of their summer session focusing on community service, students of the Pequawket Kids Association (PKA) invited Cyndi Broyer, director of Mother Seton House (MSH), to speak about MSH and to receive handmade gifts for MSH babies. The cuddly, vividly-colored fleece blankets will surely brighten the darkest winter day. In July 2010, PKA students offered tie-dyed undershirts and socks, followed by fleece hats in January 2011. They enjoy writing messages of love to the mothers and babies to accompany their gifts. According to director of PKA for SAD 72, Laura Riggs-Mitchell, PKA operates school year and summer programs for elementary students in Brownfield-Denmark School, New Suncook School, and C.A.

Snow School. PKA will receive partial funding from 21st Century Community Learning Centers for 2011-2012. Payments received from parents, grants and donations from individuals and businesses in the community will be used to subsidize the cost of the program. Next year’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers’ funding is still in doubt while federal legislative bills are being considered. Riggs-Mitchell further stated, “Every day after school, students participate in academic support/exploration, recreational programs, healthy food programs and enrichment activities designed to enhance learning, promote positive social interactions and increase their selfesteem.” Moreover, school, community and local resources build on

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(Continued from Page D) lion people per year, or three times our traditional average. U.S. population will more than double from 203 million in 1970 to 439 million in 2050 and immigration will cause 82% of all U.S. population growth between 2005 and 2050. The radical population growth Congress creates by its immigration policies has no end in sight, and is running up a bill future generations will have to pay for.” We must come to grips and focus on the fact that our immigration policies since 1965 have been going from bad to catastrophic. Legal immigration is by far the highest in the world, and illegal immigration has become an outright invasion. Do you want to hand down to your children an overpopulated, bankrupted, crime-ridden,

Senior forum

HARRISON — The Harrison Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at the museum on Haskell Hill Road. The topic for the meeting will be a Senior Forum, and the public is welcome.

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