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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 34
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August 22, 2013
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Option B or C?
SAD 72 weighs building plans
By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — As the new school year approaches, Jay Robinson finds himself wearing two hats. He enters his first fall as SAD 72’s Superintendent of Schools, and will face many new challenges compared to a year ago when he occupied the principal’s seat at Molly Ockett Middle School. “I view our biggest challenge as continuing to meet the needs of students given budgetary constraints. We have many students who have significant needs, and I would like nothing more than to be able to provide every
student what he or she needs to achieve success,” he said. “However, providing alternative programming, afterschool and summer-school programming, and out-ofdistrict placements for our most needy students comes with significant costs.” Balancing student needs and a budget taxpayers can afford will be a major juggling act. “When many families in our communities are struggling financially, the district has an obligation to make sure that our school budget is reasonable and will be supported by the public,” Robinson said. “The local-
only costs associated with the building project will only complicate matters further.” The “building project” represents Robinson’s second hat — that of a salesman. How will SAD 72 address replacing the deteriorating C.A. Snow School? The project landed as Number 5 on the state’s school construction list. Now, SAD 72 must decide whether to build a new wing onto Molly Ockett Middle School or make a more drastic change — build a facility large enough to house the entire district’s K8 student population, all on one campus. OPTIONS, Page A
Board to hear unusual setback appeal tonight By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The Bridgton Board of Appeals will meet tonight to consider a variance appeal by Central Maine Power Company that will allow expansion of its substation at HAVING FUN AT THE FOLK FESTIVAL — While children played hopscotch and 80 Power House Road. musicians filled Depot Street with lively tunes, this young lady spent a few minutes with The amount of setback a hula hoop. Folk Festival photos and winner of the Bean Contest appear on Page 1B. variance being requested from Stevens Brook is much
larger than what is typical, but CMP said its only alternative would be to build an entirely new substation on a separate parcel of land. The utility company said it needs to expand the substation in order to relieve transmission and distribution circuit loading of its primary lines serving Lake Region customers. Fewer
Can Causeway business get a dock? By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — It is like a real-life game of Monopoly. The first people who land on the squares and who have enough money snag up the prime property. Into place go the homes, the hotels, the restaurants, the gift shops, and the other businesses that fill the needs of both residents and tourists. In towns with water, businesses with shorefront property have the advantage of being in a place where people gravitate. Recently, local elected official Christine Powers received a request from the owners of the water-based business, SunSports+. Powers put the item on the agenda of a recent Naples Board of Selectmen meeting.
The issue was only discussed. A few board members were against it because allowing one establishment to have a dock would likely seem unfair to other businesses on the Causeway. Secondly, it was unclear which entity on the town level would have the authority to grant such a request. “I thought because they had a business on the Causeway, they might be able to have a dock,” Powers said. Currently, SunSports+ rents a slip at the Naples Marina on Brandy Pond. The owners of SunSports+ have operated businesses in Naples for more than 20 years. Two years ago, they purchased the Gazebo Tee’s building. The store sells a variety of wakeboards, paddleboards
Values down, tax bills belated By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Casco residents might think they have dodged the tax man. At least that might be the hope of local citizens when those property tax bills do not arrive in the mail during the usual timeframe. It will be a brief reprieve, however, because the property revaluations are being wrapped up later than originally anticipated. According to Vision Government Solutions District Manager Paul McKenney, “Unfortunately we are a little bit behind schedule.” “There are between 200 and 300 lakefront properties
that still need to be done in a week or so,” he said. McKenney reported on the revaluation process during the Casco Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday. “We will finish it by Aug. 30,” he said. Then, every landowner will be sent a letter notifying them of their property revaluation. Those letters will be mailed out on Sept. 4. That belated schedule “will be a problem” for summer residents who vacate the state, and will “be gone during the hearing process.” Upon receiving their notification in the mail, people can set up appointments for the hearings, which will VALUES, Page 10A
and water skis. They offer wakeboarding and water skiing lessons, but do not own a dock from which to conduct those classes. “This is a business that does their business on the water. I am wondering if someone can make an application. Do they go to code enforcement, the selectmen, or the planning board? I don’t think it is clear,” Powers said. Chairman Dana Watson said it was not very clear; and years ago, it took an act of the Maine State Legislature to give ownership of docks in public water to the few businesses that now have them. So, which Naples businesses have dock access on the Causeway? Watson explained the
history of the Songo River Queen II, which is operated by Kent Uicker, who owns the docks but leases the land from the State of Maine. The Naples Casino building, which houses Rick’s Café, has physical property including a dock across Route 302. On Long Lake, Sandy’s Flight Deck has a small temporary dock. Also nearby, the beachfront and a dock are used for small airplanes that are part of a flight-seeing business. According to Watson, there was no land, no beach, off the Causeway until the Maine lawmakers passed a bill that permitted Augustus “Gus” Bove to backfill the shoreline and put in the docks. Town Manager Derik
Goodine said that Moose Landing Marina “has a submerged land lease. That allows him to have all those moorings.” “If you don’t own (shorefront land) do you have to have special legislation or not? I don’t know,” Goodine said. Powers said she reached a dead end in her research when she asked members of the legislature and state agencies which avenue to take. “The state said the dock issue is not its jurisdiction anymore. It is a town issue,” By Gail Geraghty she said. Staff Writer Watson said granting a Nine months ago, a lucky dock to one business would cat crossed paths with a open a can of worms. “You know what is going young Fryeburg couple who to happen if they put in a were willing to care for it. Lindsay and Willie DOCK, Page 10A Scott didn’t have to assume responsibility. The cat wasn’t theirs. Their own cat was lost. Someone who’d seen their missing cat flyer called and told them a black and tan short-haired tabby cat matching the description was hanging around their place. But when the Scotts arrived, it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. This cat was a wild and fear-filled stray, a far cry in temperament from their own well-adjusted tabby. Instead of walking away, however, the Scotts agreed to take the cat to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. But the shelter wouldn’t take the cat, Lindsay said. And it was November. “We didn’t want to just leave him outside,” she said. “It seemed like a good thing to do.” CHILL EFFECT ON MEETING — Joanne Edwards, co-owner of Pear’s Ice Cream So they talked it over, and and Hoagies, stands outside the Casco Community Center on Tuesday night. Residents decided they would foster were treated to ice cream during the meeting. (De Busk Photo) FOSTER, Page A
Don’t put development on ice
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Residents got a treat Tuesday night. To sweeten the start of an economic development cam-
paign, the owner of Pear’s Ice Cream and Hoagies showed up with a short speech and scoops of ice cream. Although nobody complained about the dairy
outages and better electric service reliability will be the result of the project, part of a multi-year plan to beef up its infrastructure in response to increased demand. CMP is requesting permission to install new foundations to support equipment and a new control house that would place one corner of the new construction just 19 feet from Stevens Brook. Bridgton’s Shoreland Ordinance requires a minimum setback of 112 feet between all new structures and the high water mark. The existing substation equipment foundations, which are grandfathered, are around 41 feet from Stevens Brook. The SETBACK, Page 10A
dessert, the concept of economic development in Casco Village was met with mixed reviews. Some people were worried that more businesses and
more traffic in the Village would ruin the peace and quiet so many residents savor. During the Casco Board GROWTH, Page A
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SAD 72 weighs project options Snow School Project schedule
June 2013: Formation of Ad Hoc Building Committee (members include Pat White, Lisa Thompson, Jim Stacy, Laurie Weston, Steve Dupuis, Bob Steller, Gary MacDonald, Jay Robinson and David Powers). August/September 2013: Public meetings on the building project. Fall 2013: School Board approval of building project. October 2013: State Board concept approval. October/November 2013: Public presentations. December 2013: District referendum. December 2014: State Board design approval. April 2015: Construction begins. August 2016: Occupancy. maintained responsibility for and the final say in those matters,” Robinson said. Now, Robinson is front and center, along with architect Stephen Blatt of Auburn (who was chosen in September 2012), presenting taxpayers with two options. Upfront, Robinson empha-
sized he will not pitch on option in favor of another, but rather clearly present all vital information to allow voters to decide at a December referendum which path to follow. SAD 72’s initial application to the state in June 2010 called for the replacement of the Snow School (first construction was in 1949), as well as the superintendent’s office. The plan would also eliminate 13 portable classrooms in the district (two at Denmark Elementary, seven at Molly Ockett and four at Snow). The proposal called for the expansion of the Molly Ockett site to include instructional space for the entire district’s Pre-K to Grade 8 students, with “shared” core facilities between the elementary and middle school populations. As part of the application process, the district had to research and prepare a report on short-term and long-term educational and financial impacts. Initial options were: BUILDNG ARRANGEMENT — A new elementary wing Option A — Replace the would be to the right (in green) with a “common area” (yellow) between younger students and the existing mid- Snow School only. Under this scenario, the district dle school facility (red). would continue to use seven portable classrooms at Molly Ockett and two portables at Denmark Elementary. Option B — Replace the 1854: 17 school districts in Fryeburg area Snow School with Pre-K 1949: Snow School initial construction through Grade 5 on Molly 1953: Additional Snow School construction Ockett site; operate New 1968: Scott district formed; 7 district schools Suncook as a Pre-K to Grade 1972: New Suncook School opened 4, moving fifth graders to 1972: Last additional construction at Snow School Molly Ockett; and Denmark 1986: Annie Heald School burns as Pre-K to Grade 2. No 1988: Molly Ockett M.S. opens portable classrooms would 1989: Denmark Elementary opened remain. 1989: New Suncook expanded Option C — Consolidate 1999: Portable (library/special ed) added at Snow all schools at the Molly 1999: Portable (Health/French) added at Molly Ockett Ockett site; no portable 2000: Portable (2 Special Ed) added at Molly Ockett classrooms remaining; close 2001: Portable added at Molly Ockett Denmark Elementary and 2004: S.F. Adams School closed New Suncook. 2004: Portable (Bridge) added at Molly Ockett Robinson pointed out that 2006: Brownfield School closed 2006: Portable (Grades 4/5) added at Denmark the Maine Department of Education would not support Elementary Option A, since it does not 2008: Portable added at Snow School resolve SAD 72’s lack of
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instructional space, requiring the use of portable classrooms. So, on the table are Options B and C. With the state pushing regionalization and consolidation over the past five years as a way to reduce educational costs (in wake of declining state revenue and aid to school systems), DOE favors Option C, but taxpayers will first decide which plan to send to Augusta for conceptual and funding approval. “Commissioner (Stephen) Bowen sees great benefit in Option C for the value, long-term financial sustainability, and potential education program enhancements for the district,” Robinson said in his Power-Point presentation. “He feels that if the District chooses Option B, it would need compelling reasons why that option is in the best interest of the students and taxpayers of MSAD 72.” Building advantages Architect Stephen Blatt knows how difficult it is for a community to give up its elementary school. The school is often the “hub” of the town. However, Blatt sees many educational advantages of bringing an entire elementary and middle school population onto the same campus. One major plus is giving all students the same opportunity to access latest technology and specialized services. Blatt recently was involved in a new facility built in Dexter, which houses about 800 students. Five town schools were closed in favor of one facility. The Option C proposal at Molly Ockett calls for the construction of a wing to house Pre-K to Grade 4, as well as a “common area” situated in the middle of the facility, which would include a cafeteria. The common area would act as a barrier in separating the facility’s younger students from those in the upper grades. A Grade 5 wing would also be created on the middle school side of the facility. Blatt also noted that new and improved athletic fields would be created. Maintenance Director David Powers said the facility upgrade would include improved lighting and “fresh air” ventilation, as well as efficient heating and cooling systems. The project would eliminate the use of porta-
DESCRIBING THE PROJECT — Architect Stephen Blatt outlined how a new elementary wing and common area would fit with the existing middle school building.
Differences between ‘B’ and ‘C’ • Enrollment (including Molly Ockett) Option B, 580 students — Option C, 830 students Project enrollment for all communities, Grades Pre-K to 8, 2012-13, 777; 2016-17 (when the new facility will open), 803 to 883. • Classrooms (Pre-K to Grade 4) Option B, 15 — Option C, 25 • Library Option B, 3,100 square feet/Option C, 3,800 square feet • Multi-purpose room Option B, 3,100 square feet/Option C, 3,800 square feet • Kitchen/Cafeteria Option B, 4,330 square feet/Option C, 6,045 square feet • Special Services Option B, 6,670 square feet/Option C, 9,270 square feet • Building size (including Molly Ockett) Option B, 106,000 square feet/Option C, 127,000 square feet Estimated Yearly Savings • Operating costs Option B, $7,225/Option C, $294,500 • Staff Travel Option B, —/Option C, $16,500 • Staffing Option B, $100,500/Option C, $752,300 • Portable Classroom Leasing Option B, $68,292/Option C, $68,292 • Total Savings Option B, $168,792/Option C, $1,131,592 bles, thus improving school security. “The new facility would have one point of access,” Powers said. “That is a tremendous advantage from a safety standpoint.” Emily Kirkpatrick, MOMS principal, presented a variety of educational advantages to a new campus, including expansion of specialized programming from gifted and talented to foreign
languages to lower grade levels. Currently, students at Snow School lack dedicated space for music and art. A new facility would provide opportunities to expand band and chorus to fifth graders. Kirkpatrick also noted that “social opportunities” exist under Option C since middle schoolers could serve OPTIONS, Page A
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(Continued from Page A) Robinson made his first public sales pitch last Thursday night at an informational hearing held in the MOMS cafeteria/auditorium before a small crowd. Using a PowerPoint presentation, Robinson outlined the two options, identifying potential cost savings and new approaches. “I was fortunate to be involved in the building project from its inception (as I was the middle school principal). Gary (MacFarland) was very good about keeping the administrative team up to speed on major topics, and when I was elected by the board in early spring, Gary and I collaborated on things such as budget development, contract negotiations with Fryeburg Academy, and the building project, although he
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Casco: Don’t put economic development on ice (Continued from Page A) of Selectmen meeting, Chairman Mary-Vienessa Fernandes announced a plan to start an economic development committee to promote businesses in Casco. Some of the ideas that have been brought forward from casual discussions include: a public landing for watercraft; revamping the old bank building — possibly with a second level and a veranda; creating and distributing Casco maps that highlight local businesses; courting new types of establishments like a micro-brewery, a pub and restaurant, and a coffee shop; and acquiring better cell phone service, according to Fernandes. “You can talk about a vision. But, more importantly how do you go about implementing it,” she said, discussing the formation of a committee with a set objective. Town Manager Dave Morton said he has had conversations with Raymond Town Manager Don Willard. The Town of Raymond has officially asked Casco to partner up and work on eco-
nomic development. The idea is “to sit down with another neighboring community and try to forge something to promote economic development” in both towns. Selectman Tracy Kimball said she was on board with the idea. “You would have to sit down with other towns and have a collaborative effort. You want traffic between our two towns. You want to get buy-in from the surrounding communities,” she said. “We are at a loss. We are losing so many natural gifts. We need to foster the inside of our little cell, instead of going to Windham or wherever,” Kimball said. The closure of the AG Food Store as well as TD Bank pulling out of the Village has left residents without a nearby source for basic supplies or an ATM. The closure of Hancock Lumber’s offices on Route 121 had an impact on AG’s bottom line. Earlier in the meeting, Joanne Edwards from Pear’s Ice Cream spoke about the ramification of the grocery
store shutting its doors. “We make sandwiches and sell ice cream. With the (A&G) store being closed I became dumping ground for complaints,” said Edwards. Pear’s is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend; and therefore, has been a familiar stop for summer residents as well as locals. Customers “came to me. It was hard to send them to Naples for milk and coffee,” she said. So, she started carrying newspapers, ice, milk, java and other basic supplies. “I don’t have the room — or the desire — to have worms and ice,” she said. Edwards requested that the town do something to lure in new storeowners and once again have shelves filled. “It is sad to see stores close, I love this town,” Edwards said. “My numbers have been good this summer. But, it would be nice for the store to re-open,” she said. Later in the meeting, Selectman Ray Grant commented that the building may
remain vacant because it no longer had the year round business to stay afloat. Also, Grant championed improvements on Route 11, saying that the infrastructure must be in place if the Village were to become a destination zone. Both Grant and Kimball supported some zone changes that would allow people to operate businesses out of their homes. “And, we need to change zoning because it is pretty prohibitive for a lot of people,” Grant said. Later, during public participation time a few people came to the podium to advocate caution about the economic development concept. Resident Pat Troy read from some notes she had written during the meeting. “Before you wage a campaign to get waves of traffic into the Village, please consider the people who are in Casco now — the year round and the seasonal residents. You need to consider what you have here now. Yes, we need the store in town. You need to better serve what you
For the love of Foster, the cat (Continued from Page A) the cat. Given time, care and nurturing, the male tabby, about four years old, would surely become socialized enough to find a forever home. Thus began the new life of Foster the cat — who had likely already used up more than a few of his nine lives by then. He lived in the basement for a couple of weeks, eventually progressing to claim the laundry basket. It took several solid months of patient work and positive reinforcement before Foster would allow human touch. “He wasn’t used to people at all,” said Lindsay. Gradually Foster has gained confidence and learned how to trust. Now, said Lindsay, “He’s very cuddly,” and has taken to demanding his food and affection in a manner only felines best know how to do. After advertising in several local newspapers and posting notices that Foster is ready for adoption, the Scotts have so far been unsuccessful in finding him a permanent home. They considered whether it might simply be better to adopt the cat themselves, but Lindsay said she and her husband decided to see their responsibility through to its completion. “We certainly love him, but we agreed when we took him in that he was going to be a foster cat,” she said. They provided the safe haven, the bridge between homelessness and the shelter, and in the process saved him from the fate of becoming irreversibly feral. Foster is an indoor cat, fully house-trained, not yet neutered, with no health concerns and updated shots. Lindsay said he’d do best in a home without dogs, but other than that, all he really needs is to be lucky once
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have now,” she said. Troy was opposed to changes suggested in a letter from Sam Brown. She said that every time young families flock to a town, they contribute to more children in the school system, which not only increases the population in the school district, but also increases the property taxes that pay for local education. “Make sure, whatever your plans, that you don’t ruin our quiet town, and don’t ruin our lakes,” she said, referring to the intent of Casco’s Comprehensive Plan. “Listening to you, it sounds like we might have Walmart next door,” Troy said. Kimball said the intention of an economic development campaign was not to bring a big box store to the area. “To me, the whole purpose is to take advantage of the people who are here so we can be progressive. Also, (we need a plan) to put local people to work,” Kimball said. She added a community is about helping one another,
creating jobs for people who have been laid off so they can feed their families. Rona Fried, a longtime summer resident living on Pleasant Lake, also voiced concerns. “The last thing I want is to turn Casco into Raymond or Naples or Windham. I would be out of here so fast you’d think I was a meteor,” she said. “People like a rural, quiet town,” Fried said. Chairman Fernandes responded. “I am worried about getting a cup of coffee in September (after Pear’s closes). And, there is a big difference between that and having a Walmart,” she said. Kimball commented that elected officials were aiming for a balance. Resident Nadia Hermos said she would just like to see the store in the Village back in business — for the sake of convenience. “My ice cream melts by the time I get home from Naples,” she said. “Maybe, there is a way we could have a cooperative store,” Hermos suggested.
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen declined to commit taxpayer money to a relief fund to help the Canadian town of Lac Megantic following the July 6 oil tanker derailment that killed 47 people. However, they are encouraging residents “to make any donations they felt were appropriate” to the local branch of TD Bank, in response to an appeal by the town of Farmington, Lac Megantic’s “sister city” across the border since 1991. Farmington Selectmen, through its town manager, wrote to town officials in Bridgton and elsewhere in Maine seeking townsponsored donations to the Lac Megantic Relief Fund. Bridgton Selectmen discussed the request, and decided against using town funds to support the effort. Instead, they autho-
rized Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz to issue a press release encouraging individuals to donate money to help Lac Megantic recover from the disaster. The press release states that any funds donated will be used by the Canadian municipality to help with both “immediate needs and long-term reconstructive planning.” Checks and money orders should be made payable to the “Lac Megantic Relief Fund,” in care of TD Bank. For more information, contact TD Bank at 647-5884, or the Bridgton Municipal Complex at 6478786. Trail grant Selectmen gave the goahead for the town to look into applying for a grant that would fund a trail connecting Pondicherry Park with the Kendal and Anna Ham Recreation Complex. GRANT, Page A
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Parcels eyed for conservation By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Taking a hike is the next step. In order for residents and local elected officials to get a better perspective of two town-owned parcels, separate site walks are being scheduled for late September. The Town of Casco owns two large tracts — a 70-acre parcel off Route 302 and located near Ring Landing and Lakewood Roads, and a 50acre lot easily accessible from State Park Road, and situated between Point Sebago Resort and the area’s state park land. On Monday, the Casco Open Space Commission (OSC) held a public forum to get feedback, regarding how the town should approach ownership of these two sizable parcels. Essentially, neither the town nor the commission is taking a stand on what should be done with the property. The commission is currently gathering information about traditional uses and possible concerns.
“We are taking the position of benign observation,” OSC Chairman Eric Dibner said. He said past meetings have included members of the Recreation Committee and the Parks Advisory Committee. “As a group of townspeople, we are trying to expand our base so as many people as possible know about this,” Dibner said. OSC’s mission is to review town-owned land, and to make recommendations on whether it should be protected or put on the real estate market. These two public parcels have been eyed for conservation. Up for discussion is if the town wants to embark on a timber management plan on the properties. “The concept of a community forest is something that is growing in a number of towns. For the town, it could be a resource,” Dibner said. During the past year, the commission landed a grant and used that to hire a forester to analyze the trees — and identify which species could
be selectively=harvested and sold. Income from the wood could pay for maintenance projects, Dibner said. The federal grant money was supplied by the United States Forestry Service through a program called Project Canopy, according to Dibner. “These two parcels stood out because they are so large. Because they are forested, we thought working with a forester would make sense,” he said. Dibner added that abutting neighbors to the public land are often the best stewards of
a community forest. During Monday’s meeting, many nearby residents did show up to share information about the 70-acre parcel. The access was a big concern. First of all, a steep dropoff — terrain that could best be described as a ravine — stood between Route 302 and the property. It was suggested that any timber sales money could be used to construct a narrow bridge or wooden walkway from Roosevelt Trail. That way public access would be safer. Also, there would be less PARCELS, Page 10A
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Follow Story Book trail By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A good, illustrated children’s book ignites the imagination of a child. The colorful scenes and characters come alive in a young child’s mind, as they eagerly turn page after page. Now imagine if those pages were separated, and
laminated, and stapled to poster boards at intervals on a wooded trail. The story becomes part of the larger story, of experiencing and enjoying the natural world. That’s the idea behind The Story Book Trail at Pondicherry Park, a project begun on Willet Brook Trail three years ago by Bridgton
(Continued from Page A) Anne Krieg, director of planning, economic and community development, arranged a site visit with officials from the Maine Division of Parks and Public Lands that was held Aug. 16. The state’s PPL division has available grants in the six figures or less to build and maintain trails under its Recreational Trail Program. The deadline for applying isn’t until November, and Krieg said much more research will need to be done to determine whether such a trail would fit the town’s needs. In a memo she noted that trails that connect one recreational resource with another were strongly advocated in the Lake Region Greenprint report, “as well as in discussions with BRAG,” referring to the Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group, the nonprofit that still owns the Ham Complex. The town and BRAG officials are continuing to work out the details that need to be in place before voters will decide whether to take over ownership of the complex. Chairman Doug Taft noted that recreational vehicles are not allowed in Pondicherry Parks, which conflicts with the Recreational Trail Program, which allows such use.
Library volunteer JoAnne Diller. Diller, familiar with other storybook trails in other states, knew that Pondicherry Park, with its well-maintained trails and bridges, would provide an ideal setting for a storybook trail. She chose Willet Brook Trail, located a half-mile from the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge, because it offers easy terrain in a short, scenic loop. “I figured, here we have this wonderful wild park, right in the middle of downtown,” and very near the Bridgton Public Library, Diller said. Creating a Story Book Trail made obvious sense, as “a way to entice families into the park” to see all that it has to offer. With a grant from the Loon Echo Land Trust, where she also volunteers, as well as the enthusiastic support of the library, Diller said, “I took it on as my own little project,” gearing it to children aged three to eight. She has used several books since she started, and has just taken down the pages of Lost in the Woods by Carl Sams, a book about a newborn fawn who is aided by other forest
DRAMA IN THE WILD — The books chosen for Pondicherry Park’s Story Book Trail are big enough so that two facing pages fill a 24-inch wide poster board, which is staked at a height to allow children aged three to eight to read easily. creatures when he becomes lost. In its place, this week she put up a book by Kathleen Hollenbeck, called Red Fox at Hickory Lane. Illustrated by Wendy Smith, the book tells the story of a red fox family that lives behind a yellow house at Hickory Lane. The book, a Smithsonian Backyard Book, follows the
family of foxes from the time when the kits are ready to play outside the den, and discusses how, in autumn, they will leave their parents to survive on their own. The book is big enough so that two facing pages measure 23 inches across, and the poster boards are staked low enough for small children to read at eye level.
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(Continued from Page A) as “reading buddies” and “peer tutors” to younger students. Option C would bring all staff onto the same site, thus increasing collaboration and communication. Because the district is so rural, special workshop days are needed to bring the entire SAD 72 staff together for professional development. Building Committee member and former director Pat White admitted she was skeptical of the one-campus format, at first, but has since changed her outlook. “I am convinced consolidation would be a good thing based on new technology and other advantages all of our kids could experience,” she said. “One thing, Snow is a mess.” What’s the cost? One surprise Robinson received when talking with state officials was that no matter which option SAD 72
taxpayers select, there will be a local cost to build a new complex. Initially, SAD 72 officials were led to believe that the $23 million would be covered by the state. Untrue. SAD 72 will be responsible for 34% of the project, while the state will pick up 66%. “It’s disappointing news,” Robinson said, “but if you are a person that looks at things as half full, not half empty, at least the state is picking up 66%.” Projecting costs is difficult, so Robinson based his “financial considerations” using figures that “reflect conditions today.” “Our goal is to provide citizens with accurate information to make decisions about the two concepts,” he said. Financial factors included operating costs (fuel, electrical, maintenance and capital improvements), travel, staffing and portable leasing.
Option C would save SAD 72 an estimated $294,500 per year — $178,000 fuel/electrical, $40,500 maintenance, and $76,000 capital improvements. Staff reductions will occur under both options. Under Option B, three full-time positions (two teaching and one secretarial) would be eliminated, saving a projected $100,500. Under Option C, there would be a reduction of 17.08 full-time positions (including administrative, teaching, custodial, food service and other support staff), resulting in a projected savings of $752,300. Robinson noted that “at no point was the goal to decrease costs by increasing class sizes” and the “goal is to maintain favorable studentteacher ratios and to maintain the level of programming currently offered.” Both options eliminate the use of portable classrooms. SAD 72 presently spends $68,292 per year on these
leased spaces. The final yearly savings tally: Option B — $168,792 Option C — $1,131,592 So what will be the cost to SAD 72 taxpayers? Option B would likely call for $20 million, thus the local tab would be about $10,727,000 while the state’s piece would be $20,823,000 for a total of $31,550,000 (interest). Option C would cost about $25 million — SAD 72’s share at $13,408,750 and the state at $26,028,750 for a total of $39,437,500. Robinson pointed out in a final PowerPoint slide that if taxpayers chose Option C, the projected savings of $1.5 million over the first five years would help offset payments on the project bond. Taxpayer concerns One worry, if Option C prevails, is children in outlying areas facing a lengthy bus ride each day into Fryeburg. Jim Stacy, a member of the Ad Hoc Committee, said the group would investigate pos-
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Club starts 104th year If you were living in 1909, you may have read that President Taft was inaugurated in a blinding snowstorm. You may have heard that Geronimo, the famous Apache leader, was dead at 80. You may have joined other citizens in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fulton’s steamboat, or Commander Perry’s planting of the flag at the North Pole. A doctor by the name of Sigmund Freud was touring the United States and Pearl Harbor was selected as the HOSPITAL HEROES — Bridgton Hospital held its annual HEROES (Healthcare new U.S. naval base. A loaf of bread cost four Employees Reaching Out with Exceptional Service) celebration on July 11, 2013. The HEROES Award recognizes those employees who every day demonstrate the Central Maine Medical Family mission by providing, with expertise, commitment and compassion, exceptional health care services in a safe and trustful environment. HEROES are nominated by their supervisors and/or peers and are those employees that show compassion, citizenship, integrity, service and excellence at work and in their WINDHAM — Author, communities every day. The 2013 HEROES are (left to right) Rita West, CAN; Ed Enos, humorist and professional FNP; and Lisa Anderson, RN. Darcey Brown was also honored as one of this year’s storyteller John McDonald HEROES, but was unavailable for this picture. will appear Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., in a one-evening performance at the Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road in Windham. NAPLES — For the Sept. 10. Watch the library website Best known for his books, safety of patrons, staff Children’s Library for a visit from Sparky the A Moose and a Lobster Walk and volunteers, the Naples • Preschool Storytime Fire Dog in September. into a Bar, Maine Trivia: Library will be closed dur- — every Tuesday at 10:30 Adult Library A User’s Guide to Useless ing roof replacement work a.m. • Scrabble Club — Information, and Down the on Saturday, Sept. 7. • Musical Storytime Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 24, Road a Piece: A Storyteller’s Also, access to the park- — every Thursday at 10:30 7 p.m. Guide to Maine, McDonald ing lot will be blocked from a.m. Library Director Christine is also host of a popular radio Friday, Sept. 6 through • Pajama Storytime — Powers will offer classes talk show on WGAN and Monday, Sept. 9. The every Thursday at 6 p.m. on “Getting to Know Your writes a weekly humor collibrary will resume its reg• Lego Club — every 2nd e-Reader,” in partnership ular schedule on Tuesday, and 4th Thursday at 4 p.m. with the Senior College of Bridgton. The classes will be held in the Naples Public Library Gathering The Lake Region Room for three consecutive Wednesdays, October 2, 9, Community Chorus is gear(Continued from Page A) and 16 from 10 to 11:30 ing up for another season Lane along The Story Book Trail in Pondicherry Park, park at a.m. Please bring your own of song! the municipal parking lot across from Renys, and walk across e-reader or try out one of the After a very successful the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge into Pondicherry Park. devices available at NPL. spring concert, the chorus Follow the Pondicherry Park Loop (yellow bird) along the The following brands will brook, until you reach the Willet Brook Trail (green turtle). be available for use and The story begins there and makes a short loop. for instruction: Amazon’s Later on, this fall, Diller said she may switch books once Kindle and Kindle Fire, again, and provide a story about leaves turning colors in the Barnes & Nobles’ Nook and fall. An avid hiker and nature-lover, Diller was honored by Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini. her friends with a plaque affixed to a rock in the park, dediIn September the library cating Pondicherry Loop Trail to her. The plaque reads: returns to academic year “This trail is dedicated to JoAnne Diller — a teacher and hours as follows: Tuesday Brig. Gen. James D. friend who inspires others to appreciate, respect, and enjoy and Thursday, 10 a.m. to Campbell, The Adjutant the natural world.” 7 p.m.; Wednesday 2 to 7 General for Maine, recently p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. announced the Maine Army National Guard promoto 1 p.m. For further details, call tion of Nicholas Kauffman CORRECTION — The hours of operation were listed 693-6841; check the bulle- of Bridgton to the rank of incorrectly in last week’s story about Eliza Hugh, the new tin board or website: www. private first class with the clothing store in downtown Bridgton. The store, operated naples.lib.me.us or sign up 251st Engineer Company by Barbara Roetman, is open seven days a week, Monday to receive the monthly email (SAPPER). Kauffman was promoted in July. newsletter. through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
cents and a gallon of gas (for those new-fangled automobiles) cost eight cents. In Bridgton, 1909 is significant as the year that the Bridgton Literary Club was formed with the purpose being “historical research” through literature. It also aimed to be of service to the community. Since that time, through world wars and cultural changes, club members have worked for the Red Cross, engaged in civic projects to beautify the town, or provide financial help to students, the library, hospital and other needs. Although the original pur-
pose was historical research, the club’s reading list includes literature of all genres. Today, the club meets once a month at 1:30 p.m. on the second Friday of the month at the Bridgton Public Library on Main Street, to discuss, socialize and enjoy refreshments. The first meeting of the New Year is Sept. 13. Two luncheons are scheduled for December and June. The Literary Club is open to new members. Annual dues are $20, which helps to support community projects. For further information, please call Phyllis Ginzler at 647-8257.
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Myth of Maine explored Harrison, North Bridgton and Waterford libraries are offering a “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion program that will run from mid-September through November. The Waterford Library, the Harrison Village Library and the North Bridgton Library have been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer the free reading and discussion group, provided by the MHC’s Center for the Book, in cooperation with the Maine State library. The Mirror of Maine: The Maine Community in Myth and Reality meets for five sessions, beginning on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at the North Bridgton Library and continuing through Saturday, Nov. 16. The second session will also meet at the North Bridgton Library, on Oct. 5; the third, on Oct. 19, will be at the Waterford Library, and the last two, on Nov. 2 and 16 at the Harrison Village
Library. The series opens new doors to Maine’s literature and her extraordinary history and culture for Maine readers. Since most of these books are based on actual towns, readers can consider what is real and what is myth about Maine towns, their patterns of daily life, and the values held by the residents. Books to be read and discussed include Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King (Sept. 14); Wildfire Loose, by Joyce Butler (Oct. 5); The Weir, by Ruth Moore (Oct. 19); Empire Falls, by Richard Russo (Nov. 2); and Twelve Journeys, by Wes McNair (Nov. 16). Copies of books will be available for loan through the libraries. The discussions will be facilitated by Michael Bachem, professor of Humanities emeritus at Miami University in Ohio.
He earned a Ph.D. in German and Comparative Literature from Penn State, developed interdisciplinary courses in German Expressionism, European Romanticism, and the European fairy tale tradition. He trained as a facilitator with the Maine Humanities Council. He is currently the manager of The Choral Art Society of Portland. Please come in to register and to pick up the first book of the series. The Harrison Village Library is open Monday and Wednesday 1 to 7 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Waterford Library is open Monday 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The North Bridgton Library hours are Monday 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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By Sally Chappell Guest Writer Of all the mysterious wonders of nature, I find human behavior to be amongst the most fascinating. Take the case of Mildred Ryder (1908-1981), also known as “Peace Pilgrim.” In 1953, she vowed to “remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food.” Her odyssey began after a 15year preparation period following a transformational spiritual experience at the age of thirty. At that point, she turned her life over to God “living to give, not to get.” I learned about Peace Pilgrim about 20 years ago as a participant in a weeklong adventure known as “Making Peace with Creation.” Two dozen of us walked from Bartlett, N.H. to Colebrook, N.H., sleeping in churches at night and praying, sharing stories, eating and listening to talks by our leader during the day. We carried only daypacks holding food and items we’d need as we walked. Our sleeping and cooking gear were transported by car to the next overnight location. The distance we covered that week was about 75 miles in contrast to the miles walked by Peace Pilgrim during her 28 years on the road — well over 25,000 miles all across the United States and Canada. She walked in the South in the winter and in the North in the summer, carrying with her only what would fit in the pockets of her blue tunic. The idea for Peace Pilgrim’s mission of peace was formulated
during 1952 while hiking the Appalachian Trail, the first woman to complete the 2,050-mile journey in one season. Walking is one of the most natural activities we humans do. Following my week of “making peace with creation,” I felt energetic and hopeful. Perhaps the activity along with the companionship of fellow travelers stimulated the release of endorphins in my brain. Why don’t we spend more time walking? Perhaps time is the answer. It takes me 10 minutes to drive to town from my home, half an hour to bicycle, and an hour and a half to walk. We Americans are time-driven, attempting to cram the most productivity possible into one day. It doesn’t matter if we’re in the work force or not, accomplishing tasks justifies our existence. So, we hop into our cars to accomplish the items on our “to do” list, often using vehicles as our mobile homes. Peace Pilgrim’s home was the road. She had plenty of time to formulate her philosophy of life, generously sharing her thoughts with anyone she met. She was not affiliated with any religious or political organization. Some refer to her as a combination of Gandhi and Forrest Gump; others regard her as the most underrated spiritual figure of the twentieth century. Her “Steps Toward Inner Peace” was documented as a result of a KPFK radio talk she gave in Los Angeles in 1964, now available in 29 languages. In 1982, following her death, five friends published her life story under the title, Peace Pilgrim:
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PEACE PILGRIM Mildred Ryder. (James B. Burton Photo) Her Life and Work In Her Own Words, available for free on the Internet. Her death or “glorious transition” as she termed it, was full of irony. It came as a result of a car accident in Knox, Ind., on July 7, 1981, as she was being driven to a speaking engagement. The year, 1981, is significant, as well. It was the dawn of the personal computer, ensuring that Peace Pilgrim’s message of peace and her life story would endure and spread to include a documentary film, audio and video recordings and biographies. The sixth annual Peace Celebration will take place Sept. 20-22, 2013 in her birthplace, Egg Harbor City, N.J. A full length Hollywood film featuring her is in the works, as well. Walking was the way Peace Pilgrim became a modern messenger of an ancient desire.
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drink heavily, or by giving the victim substances without their knowledge (a substance placed in the victim’s drink). Victims may display a complete loss of consciousness or have fragmented memories throughout the event. Victims of drug facilitated sexual assaults often experience a roller coaster of emotional effects including, but not limited to: memories of helplessness against the assault, anxiety regarding the unknowns, self-blame or self doubt from fear that their choices, such as drinking or using, allowed someone else to hurt them, and anger, guilt, shame, confusion, depression, or denial. Although each victim’s reaction is individualized, it is crucial that victims understand they are never responsible for a crime against their will and that being intoxicated through any sort of substance is never an invitation to be assaulted! If you or someone you know has been a victim of a drug facilitated sexual assault: • If you feel comfortable, speak with a friend and/or family member — someone you can trust; • Seek medical attention; • Contact law enforcement; • For support or information call Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services office 743-9777, or their 24-hour helpline at 1-800-871-7741. An advocate can accompany you to the hospital for a forensic exam and to report to law enforcement the sexual assault if you choose to report; • For support around domestic violence call Family Crisis Services’ office at 647-8501, or to their 24-hour hotline at 1-866-834-4357.
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Pike, 28, of Harrison was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, operating after habitual offender revocation and violating conditions of release following a stop on Portland Road by Officers Todd Smolinsky and Jason Rowles. Pike was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Sunday, August 18 1:19 a.m. Police received a noise complaint from a Chase Street home. 4:18 p.m. A motorist failed to pay $40.01 for gasoline. 4:47 p.m. An accident occurred in the Hannaford parking lot, involving a 2010 Chevrolet, operated by Beverly A. Kaczynski, and a 2004 Toyota Camry, operated by Therese H. Adams. Monday, August 19 11:02 a.m. Carol A. Reynolds reported a motor vehicle accident involving her 2004 Mazda. 5:09 p.m. Police attempted to locate a 1997 Ford Escort, which reportedly had a male subject, whose face was bloody, driving the vehicle. Passengers included a woman and a child. 6:11 p.m. A two-vehicle accident occurred on South Bridgton Road. The drivers were identified as Patricia A. Dill, operating a 2004 Ford Taurus, and Victoria T. Toole, operating a 2006 Toyota Highlander. 10:12 p.m. A female claimed a male was sending her harassing text messages. Recap: This past week, the Bridgton Police Department responded to 223 calls for service, including: 57 traffic stops, 6 theft complaints, 1 vandalism complaint, 1 harassment complaint, 10 animal control complaints, 15 suspicious activity/disturbance complaints, 1 assault and 3 motor vehicle crashes. There were four arrests that resulted in the following criminal charges: unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal trespass, 2 violations of conditions of release, theft, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and operating after habitual offender status.
These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, August 13 7:25 p.m. A storage unit at a Sawyer Circle apartment building had been broken into. 10 p.m. Police checked a Holt Lane residence after an alarm sounded. Wednesday, August 14 2:28 a.m. A Pond Road resident reported that someone had attempted to gain entry into her residence. 3:50 p.m. Matthew S. Cummings, 27, of Bridgton was charged with criminal trespass and violating conditions of release by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont. Cummings was released on personal recognizance. 4:24 a.m. Peace was restored at an Arrowhead Road residence after police received a noise complaint. 3:33 p.m. Police checked a report of a 10-year-old girl consuming alcohol at the skate park. 3:53 p.m. Vandals caused damage at the skate park. 8:09 p.m. Police ran a radar detail on South High Street. Thursday, August 15 3:08 a.m. A woman reported that her son had taken a motor vehicle without permission. 7:27 a.m. Police responded to a disturbance on South Bridgton Road. 8:18 p.m. Four people yelled at each other and stopped traffic on North Bridgton Road. Police checked the area, but were unable to locate the subjects. 10:41 p.m. A subject was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle with a passenger possessing an open alcohol container. The stop was made on Main Street, near Key Bank. Friday, August 16 12:11 a.m. Police received a complaint regarding fireworks being ignited on Willis Park Road. Saturday, August 17 7:12 a.m. A woman discovered a wallet during her morning run, and turned it in to police. 12:26 p.m. A laptop computer was reportedly stolen from a Main Street location. 3:21 p.m. A boat trailer was reportedly stolen from a Portland Road location. 7 p.m. Several all-terrain vehicles were traveling “up and down” Summit Drive, and a caller asked police to “educate them about the law.” 7:21 p.m. Michael D.
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Policies preventing job creation Job creation and economic growth are top priorities in our administration, and Democrats claim that it is their number-one issue. But, there is a stark difference in how we would support businesses and strengthen the economy. Democratic policies over the past three decades have hindered economic stability in Maine. Bad public policies are the direct result of why many businesses are struggling to expand and why it is challenging to attract new business. We are watching our young people move out of state to find good-paying jobs, and Maine has an aging population that is leaving the workforce. Bad policies have created a climate that is adverse to business and drives Mainers out of state. But don’t take my word for it. I received a letter in June from Michael Leslie of
Views from Augusta by Paul LePage Governor of Maine Belfast, who just moved to Tennessee. By living in that low-tax state, he will be saving enough money to pay for 85% of his daughter’s college education. In Tennessee, he will pay no income tax, and he will pay 50% less in property taxes. He will pay a lot less to register each car, and he will pay much less for gallon of gas than in Maine. Tennessee is a pro-business, right-to-work state with lower electricity costs than Maine. Tennessee’s economy grew 3.3% in 2012, while Maine’s economy grew by half a percent. By enacting low-tax, pro-business poli-
cies, Tennessee has made itself competitive in terms of attracting jobs and residents. Our plan to make Maine more competitive and more prosperous includes some of the very same initiatives that have made Tennessee and other states successful. My vision for Maine is to create a state that has a lower overall tax burden for residents and businesses; a smaller, more efficient government, that we can afford; and a manageable welfare system that is a safety net for the truly needy — not a free for all. Many Mainers and the
business community are aligned with us on these kinds of initiatives. Unfortunately, Democratic leadership keeps pushing the same failed taxand-spend policies that continue to grow government, increase taxes, expand welfare and drive business out of Maine. Maine will succeed only if we can attract and retain more businesses and make the state more affordable for businesses and residents alike. Instead of doubling down on the same failed policies of the past three decades, let’s try something different. Let’s try the same good policies that have succeeded in other states. We must enact these policies to keep Mainers like Michael from moving away. Let’s lower taxes, reduce energy costs, right-size government and create an affordable welfare system.
Red tape remain major obstacle Today’s regulatory regime is stymieing American economic growth. In my travels across Maine, I’ve had people tell me about their difficulties in complying with excessive and unnecessary regulations. These are stories of hardworking and bright individuals setting out to succeed and doing everything in their power to make that happen, but nonetheless struggling through no fault of their own. Governmental red tape and piles of paperwork are among the biggest obstacles facing our country’s business owners and entrepreneurs. Right now, one of the best ways for Congress to take a saner look at regulations would be to enact the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013, a bipartisan piece of legislation
From Washington by Angus King United States Senator introduced by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and myself. This legislation is a sensible measure to cut the tape, slash the paperwork, and free our businesses from the burden of unnecessary and redundant compliances. It would establish an independent review board ultimately charged with identifying regulations in need of streamlining or repeal. A report would be submitted to Congress for a straight yes or no vote
— a move designed to ensure that Washington acts to sufficiently remove this stress from small business owners. All of this would be conducted in a bipartisan and impartial manner, guided by the general public. We need the nation’s business owners to help speed along the country’s economic recovery. This legislation frees their hand to do just that. Our nation’s job creators are bogged down in a swamp
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(Continued from Page A) 2:50 a.m. Christopher A. Rizzo, 33, and Michelle E. Mallon, 33, both of Billerica, Mass. were charged with operating a watercraft without safety equipment following a stop on the Saco River. 7 p.m. Christian Chipouras, 20, of Saugus, Mass. was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor at a Lovell Road location. 7:25 p.m. Stephen I. Spinney, 20, of Saugus, Mass. was charged with sale/use of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol by a minor at a Lovell Road location. 9:40 p.m. Anastasios T. Harlambous, 24, of South Grafton, Mass. was charged with possession of marijuana while at a Lovell Road location. 11:42 p.m. Levi Faustino, 28, of Dorchester, Mass. was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug while at a Lovell Road location. Saturday, August 17 12:44 a.m. Noise complaint on Oxford Street. 2:55 a.m. Cameron C. Henry, 19, of Fryeburg was charged with failure to pay a fine or fee, refusing to submit to arrest or detention (refuse to stop) and minor consuming liquor following a stop on Bridgton Road. 12 p.m. Complaint at Swan’s Falls. Sunday, August 18 7:54 a.m. Trespass by motor vehicle on Fish Street. 8:35 a.m. Burglary of motor vehicle at Lovewell Pond Road landing. 11:15 p.m. Missing person report at a Main Street location.
Wednesday, August 14 11:19 a.m. Theft at Bayview Cabins in Naples, Deputy Winslow responded. 2:34 p.m. Traffic accident at the intersection of Roosevelt Trail and Harrison Road in Naples, Deputy Welsh responded. Thursday, August 15 7:34 a.m. Criminal mis-
chief at Songo Locks School, Deputy McIntire responded. 7:57 a.m. Theft at a Leach Hill Road home, Deputy McIntire responded. Saturday, August 17 12:09 p.m. Traffic accident on Norway Road in Harrison, near the town dump, Deputy Emery responded. Sunday, August 18 12:29 a.m. Theft at a
Cumberland County Sheriff’s log Roosevelt Trail location in Naples, Deputy Ferriter responded. 4:23 p.m. Traffic accident with personal injuries on Sebago Road in Naples, Deputy Emery responded. Monday, August 19 8:16 a.m. Burglary to a motor vehicle on Park Access Road in Casco, Deputy Welsh responded.
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King column (Continued from Page A) a wholesale dismantling of the nation’s existing regulatory regime. In particular, I share some of my colleagues concern that “regulatory reform” can be employed as a euphemism to disguise efforts to completely undo significant legislation — from the Clean Air Act to the Affordable Care Act. I do not support such efforts. This bill would eliminate problematic regulations and leave be essential rules that protect broad priorities such as the environment, public health, and safety. With the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013, Congress has a chance to promote the best interests of the American people and free small businesses from detrimental government growth. From my point of view, the current regulatory structure has become akin to a fourth, unchecked branch of government. Congress must find ways to reverse this disturbing trend and reestablish an appropriate role of congressional oversight. I’m proud to support this bipartisan solution with Senator Blunt, and look forward to building a consensus on this issue that incorporates views from both sides of the aisle. Only by working together will Congress be able to tackle this obstacle to economic prosperity and move forward to put America back on track.
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By Patricia Aho, Commissioner Maine Department of Environmental Protection We should be celebrating the fact that Maine’s air is clean and healthy and not playing politics with the Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed waiver to the State Implementation Plan regarding Ozone Transport Region (OTR), New Source Review Requirements. This is an opportunity for the state to encourage economic development and still meet the federal government’s strict air standards for new or expanded sources of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). The Clean Air Act (CAA) has provisions for states like Maine that are in attainment to make changes to their rules that are more appropriate while still protecting the environment and public health. We worked closely with EPA on how Maine might make these changes and followed their guidance on how to inform the public, which was to have a 30-day public comment period. Allegations have been made that we tried to keep these changes hidden or secret when in fact just the opposite is true. DEP values transparency, which is why we placed a public notice on “Opportunities for Comment,” a centralized webpage with a direct link from our homepage. Prior to this webpage, notifications were scattered around the hundreds of DEP webpages or not posted at all. Frankly, we have made it easier than ever before for the public to comment on proposed changes. Additionally, a notice ran in the June 29 issue of the Kennebec Journal. We strongly support the opportunity for a public hearing so that more of the technical justifications for these changes can be understood by the public, and we will be hosting one on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. in Augusta. We value our clean air and public health, and we have several technical and scientific models that prove additional reductions in NOx and VOCs would not have an impact on ozone levels in Maine and demonstrate there would be no adverse effect on other states in the OTR. The accusation that this is a “race to the bottom” and would put polluters ahead of public health and air quality is simply not true. If the waiver is granted, facilities must still apply Best Available Control Technology emission standards to new sources and modified units; in other words, state-of-the-art controls and monitoring systems. The fact is the 63 major sources and 220 synthetic minor sources in this state are very well controlled and will continue to have to meet strict standards should this waiver be approved by EPA. It’s frustrating that this issue is politicized when similar requests have been made by prior administrations without any controversy. In 1995, EPA granted a waiver from NOx standards in the areas of the state that were in attainment for ozone. In 2006, EPA also granted a similar waiver for the state. Our proposal is similar except today the entire state has remained in attainment for ozone for nine years and it includes a waiver for VOCs. Rather than scoring political points, we are working with EPA and ensuring that Maine remains in attainment and not burdened with unnecessary regulations for states in nonattainment. The CAA requires that Maine is part of the OTR and any changes must demonstrate that the increase would not significantly contribute to any OTR state’s ozone levels. Statements made by opponents that this waiver will effectively void the OTR and other states will drop out are false. States that do not meet federal air quality standards cannot drop out because they do not meet the requirements. It’s healthier here in Maine. Our industries are installing state-of-the-art pollution controls, and they work hard to meet a myriad of regulatory requirements under the CAA and Maine’s laws that also restrict levels of all types of pollutants. It’s time to start looking at the facts, rather than making false allegations, so we can move our economy forward while protecting the environment and natural resources. We can protect Maine’s clean and healthy environment and have a robust and sustainable economy at the same time. Balancing the two means our environment and our economy prosper, ensuring Maine the way life should be.
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Setback appeal (Continued from Page A) company said its design minimizes the setback variance needs as much as possible within the limits of required clearances between existing and planned electrical equipment under the National Electrical Safety Code. In arguing for the appeal, CMP said its only expansion potential on the nine-acre property lies closer to the brook, on the north side of the lot. The lot is bounded on the south by Power House Road; on the east by land owned by the state, and operated as a boat launch to Long Lake. The state also owns land on the west side of the lot. “These abutting land uses restrict CMP to expanding its substation with its existing property,” the application states. If the variance is not granted, the company said, “A new ‘greenfield’ substation in a yet-undetermined location would be needed, and the existing substation would be decommissioned. This would significantly reduce this land’s value to Central Maine Power Company. Such relocation would require significant rerouting of transmission lines and distribution circuits.” The expansion won’t require additional clearing of the land, so it won’t alter the “essential character” of the area to grant the variance, CMP stated in its application. The tallest structure would be the bus bay, housing the electrical lines, at 28 feet. “Therefore the expanded substation will be no more prominent visually, from a vertical perspective, than the existing substation,” the application states. Yet building a new substation somewhere else, the company argued, “may significantly alter” the character of that locality. The project may, in fact, improve the aesthetics of the substation lot, CMP stated, because it will involve the removal of the above-foundation components of the existing substation control house. It “will remove an unattractive structure from the Shoreland Zone.” The expansion will not interfere with the access to the boat launch, CMP promises. The new control house will be 384 square feet, which is considerably smaller than the existing control house, at 722 square feet. An additional 3,860 square feet of fencing will be needed after construction to enclose the facility. The substation is located beside a dam that provided the first electricity to downtown Bridgton. The dam was operated by the Bridgton Water and Electric Company until it was sold to the Western Maine Power Company in 1923. Central Maine Power took over the property in several deeds of transfer in subsequent years. The meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the selectmen’s room at the Bridgton Municipal Complex.
REUNION YEARS IN THE MAKING — It was 62 years in the making — the reunion of the Cadigan brothers on July 27, 2013 at the Lodge at Colonial Mast Campground in Naples. Separated as young children in 1951 due to family illness, the brothers lost communication with each other. For Robert Cadigan, the middle child, it had been a dream to find and reunite his family. Along with help from his brother, Richard, his journey spanned many years and several states, but persistence paid off. All brothers were located. Over the past three years, they have seen each other individually, but it had been 62 years since all five had been together. The joyous reunion in July included their spouses, children and grandchildren, along with extended family of cousins from the Cadigan and Boyd sides of the family. Pictured (top photo, left to right, front row, both photos) Don Heath of Tallahassee, Fla. and Steve Heath of Farmington; (back row in both photos, left to right) Bob Cadigan of Naples, Bill Daly of Fenwick, Mich. and Dick Cadigan of New Gloucester. Bottom photo, the boys as young children in New Gloucester.
(Continued from Page A) dock,” he said. Powers responded by asking how many other Causeway businesses have a direct connection to the water. “It is extremely confusing. I think we should clarify it,” she said. In 2001, the state passed onto the individual towns the jurisdiction over shoreland ownership as well as docks and moorings. According to Goodine, at one point, town officials tossed around the idea of putting in a pier for fishing from the Causeway. However, the potential pier would have to be constructed 30 feet into the water. That is because of the height of the sidewalk and creating a safe grade for pedestrians, he said. Selectman Rick Paraschak asked other board members if the town wanted to entertain someone submitting an application for a temporary dock on the Causeway. There was no vote. Powers said she would continue to look into the matter. “The town should have a better understanding of who owns what, and what is the process” for a business to acquire a temporary dock, she said.
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be a significant drop in property values,” he said. “We got into 68% of the properties, which is good,” he said, adding most revaluations average 50% on-site visits done to ascertain the values of homes and properties. He said the revaluation team engaged in three means of contacting people; and door hangers “got a lot of response.” “We didn’t have any problems from people. We gave property owners plenty of opportunities to allow us to get onto their property — if they wanted that,” he said. McKinney told the board that there are about 200 to 300 properties on Big Sebago Lake that still need to be revalued — either by on-site visits
or estimations. Employees on the revaluation team had not entered those properties or homes, he said. For the most part, land sales in Casco have decreased in most recent years, McKinney said. He explained that in order to assess values he converted the first acre into square footage. People buy property based on the buildings on it, and not the entire acreage, he said. “If you buy a quarter-acre lot, you aren’t going to pay double for a half-acre lot because you are paying for the house on it,” he said. The results of the revaluation will be available on the town’s website around Sept. 4, when notifications are mailed to Casco property owners.
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(Continued from Page A) begin on Sept. 13. Property owners can begin scheduling those appointments from Sept. 5 through Sept. 13; and they can do so by calling Vision or using the company’s website, McKinney said. Out-of-state residents can participate in hearings via phone conferencing, he said. From the initial results, land values have dropped since the last revaluation was done, McKenney said. With lower property values, he anticipates scheduling fewer conferences with homeowners. According to Town Manager Dave Morton, the belated timeframe will pose a problem for the town. Usually, tax payments start coming in earlier, and help pay the town’s bills. “We are running into concerns because we are running
late. We are worried about cash flow, and if we will have to borrow money,” Morton said. He asked McKinney when his company would send tax values to the town’s computer system. “I am hoping to do some testing before doing the commitment,” Morton said. McKinney answered that he could start with some trial numbers. “When we do the hearings, we will have live data. It won’t take very long to finalize that once we finish the hearings,” he said. McKinney hesitated to comment on how much, or by what percentage, property values had dropped. “I don’t want to say anything about values, but it looks like they are going to come down. It looks like there will
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(Continued from Page A) of an impact on the residents living on Lakewood Road. The legal right-of-way onto the land is listed as a road between two camps. One neighbor said the increased use of the road — although it is considered a public easement — has created quite a bit of contention between residents living there. Casco resident Neal Garston said the town might want to acquire a right-of-way for public access. He mentioned that the Route 302 access was not only dangerous for hikers but also for parked vehicles. Since people use all-terrain vehicles or snowmobiles on the land, parking would have to accommodate trailers, he said. “That parcel has some legitimate access issues,” OSC member Grant Plummer said. “We reviewed the property. There are trails. There are some easy walking trails. Yes, if you know that the trails are there, you might use it. If you live on Lakewood Road, you have access. There are people who are utilizing trail systems on that land from their backyards,” Plummer said. “The public access is limited,” he said. According to residents and commission member Frank Kantor, snowmobiling is a popular mode of transportation across the land. “In the winter, you have snowmobilers off the lake, off the marina. Ring Landing Road is not plowed beyond that. So, going all the way down to Big Sebago Lake it is unplowed,” he said. People ride their sleds from the lake, across the public land, and tie into other trail systems starting behind Chute’s Restaurant, according to Kantor. While the 75-acre parcel has limited access that opens
up only during a snowy winter, the other property off Sebago Lake Road has easy access — perhaps, too accessible. According to Dibner and Grant, boulders blocking a road have not deterred people from driving onto the property. There have been some problems with dumping trash and even illegal camping. As far as a forest management plan, the species include evergreen and hemlock that are not as valuable as hardwood, Dibner said. “This land is close to Big Sebago Lake, which provides the drinking water for Portland Water District (PWD) They have an interest in keeping the land protected. So, there is funding to conserve the land,” Dibner said. During previous site walks, commission member always ran across people using the land. It is used for mudding. Also, there is a distinct difference between the town-owned and the stateowned property. Sebago Lake State Park’s trail system and boundaries are well-marked. Plus, there is less trash and activities at the park are better monitored. “I think the town should be proactive, and step in, and be the owners,” Dibner said. Barbara York explained the importance of keeping the undeveloped land for future uses. It is a commodity, she said. “It looks nice to see all the open space we have in town. But much of it is privately owned. Hancock owns a lot of land and allows people to use it freely. But should they sell it, people would lose that,” York said. Plummer agreed, especially after a suggestion to deed one of the parcels to Lake Environmental Association. “Someone said to me, ‘If you let it go, you’ll never get it back.’ If we think we can cash out on the land — well, that is short-sighted planning,” he said.
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Village Folk Festival was delightful
FOLKSY NIGHT ON DEPOT STREET — The “preview” Village Folk Festival Friday night held oin Depot Street in Bridgton lured a steady crowd, which enjoyed a variety of music and food dishes made from local produce. Meanwhile, children had fun finding their way through a haybale maze. Organizers Lucia Terry and Nicholas Chalmers give their views on the Festival in letters on Pages 1D and 5D. (Rivet Photos)
Bean recipe champ
Winner announced at Village Folk Festival The votes were counted up carefully by Village Folk Festival organizers amidst a flurry of music and other festivities on Depot Street Friday night. During the months of July and August, restaurants and individuals submitted recipes for the Bean Recipe Challenge. Recipes came from as far away as Texas, and represented the extremes between creative flair and old-time favorites, and in the end, beyond many individual entrées, three restaurants participated in the challenge this year. Tom’s Homestead Restaurant made a brilliant White Bean and Tasso Ham Soup in a tomato base; Depot Street Tap House made a White Bean and Escarole Soup with Cornbread that hearkened to owner Carrye Castleman-Ross’s Nashville roots, which featured wilted summer greens in a creamy garlic-flavored base; and finally Standard Gastropub — maybe most creatively — made Pad Thai White Bean Lettuce Wraps, served in little individual containers. Twenty Festival attendees volunteered as judges after a call was put out from the stage. Although each recipe was highly praised by the judges, (several judges were overheard arguing the merits of each), the winning recipe was Standard Gastropub! According to William Holmes, the coowner of Standard Gastropub, “As a brand
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new business, we were excited to be asked to participate in the event. Our entry was the result of following the same approach as we do on menu daily; taking a common ingredient and elevating it through a combination of varied cooking techniques, textures and flavor combinations.” Holmes and crew at Standard Gastropub, were happy to see alignment with the Village Folk Festivals goal of “promoting local foods, arts and business.” In an earlier interview with organizers of the event, Holmes said, “One of the core elements of our business model is partnering with local farms. Over the next year we will be shaping our relationships with local growers with the goal of purchasing 100% of our meat, dairy, and produce from nearby sources. We are excited to be open and to be sharing our new and creative point of view with the local community. We strive to bring the freshest and best quality ingredients to our customers with unique and bold flavor profiles and aim to set a new standard of culinary experience here in Bridgton. We look forward to participating in the upcoming festival as well as other future events.” To commemorate the Village Folk Festival, a recipe book featuring all the recipes entered into the contest, as well as sponsors for the event, is planned.
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BLUE WILLOW BAND will perform at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison on Saturday, Aug. 24 as part of the Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region annual Art Festival and Auction.
Blue Willow at Rotary Festival
The Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region annual Art Festival and Auction will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Many artists from near and far will present their work in several mediums such as paint, sculpture, pottery and jewelry. The auction will be a silent auction with bidding taking place between 5 and 7 p.m. Included in the $25 admission will be appetizers from several local restaurants and a concert by local favorites, the “Blue Willow Band.” Featured restaurants will include the Olde Mill Tavern, Merced’s, Fine Kettle of Fish Catering, the Trolley House and Cupcake Love. During the silent auction, vocalist Britta Anderson will perform on the grounds outside the theatre. The concert will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the theatre. Artists are continuing to get involved, but so far the list includes Sarah Shepley, Beth Cossey, Mary Lou Moulton, Don Best, James Tarsetti, Ellen Rawling, Daryl-Ann Leonard, Margaret Gibson, Elaine McMichael and “Picket Fence.” Anyone who follows art in the Lake Region is sure
to recognize many of those names. Your participation in this Rotary event will contribute to the eradication of hunger in the Lake Region area. The Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region, a nonprofit service organization, helps local communities’ youth, elderly, veterans and others worldwide in need of food, utilities, education and access to health care and other services by providing financial support and engaging in hands-on projects. It serves Bridgton, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, and Sweden. For more information, contact Emma Bodwell at 5951138 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sheila Rollins 583-6074 or wwwings@ megalink.net mall Big & S m o o r IG All Them
Denny Breau in concert BAR MILLS — Veteran singer/songwriter Denny Breau will give a concert on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. Denny has been one of Maine’s best-known and most beloved performers for over 30 years. He is the winner of the Maine Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award, Songwriter of the Year, eight-time winner of Instrumentalist of the Year, and the youngest inductee to the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame. With his “consummate” sideman Frank Coffin on bass, Denny presents sizzling guitar solos, touching original songs, and an amazing Chet Atkins medley, all with infectious humor, making him a favorite wherever he goes. Tickets are $16 adults, $14 students and seniors. For reservations, call 929-6472.
25th Annual Bach Festival
FRYEBURG — The threeday Bach Festival weekend sponsored by White Mountain Musical Arts offers concerts on Friday and Saturday evening, Aug. 23 and 24, and Sunday afternoon, Aug. 25 at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. A goal of presenting the Bach Festival is to provide an opportunity for everyone to experience the beauty of the Baroque Era, and to help relate this classic music to our enjoyment of the arts in the present. Whether the listener
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is familiar with the music of the Baroque Era or is interested in becoming acquainted with its beauty, they will find enjoyment. Tasty appetizers and beverages will be offered an hour before the 7:30 p.m. show Friday, a time to socialize and reminisce about past Bach Festivals. At 7:30, “Bach Lives” will be presented in the theater and will include an artistic tour of the art and architecture of Bach’s time by John Day, the director of the Pace Galleries of Art at the Fryeburg Academy
Performing Arts Center. Then there’ll be a unique performance of Bach’s Violin Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1056R, presented by Fryeburg Academy music department members Mike Sakash, alto saxophone and Brent LaCasce, keyboard. “The slow movement from this concerto is beautiful,” commented Sakash. “The music has a very straight forward harmonic scheme.” In addition, Sakash and LaCasce will demonstrate improvisation in the style of J.S. Bach and answer the question:
“why perform Bach on the saxophone?” Saturday’s program at 7:30 p.m. will include the Overture from Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor, featuring oboist Margaret Herlehy and Festival Conductor, Dr. Robert Lehmann on violin. The orchestra will present the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, and the evening will conclude with the Cantata BWV 30 Freue dich, erlöste Schar with the festival chorus, orchestra and soloists. The Bach Festival Chorus, comprised of enthusiastic singers from the area, has been prepared once again by Dr. Paul McGovern. Sunday’s 4 p.m. grand finale festival performance will celebrate Bach with Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat Major, and the Magnificat BWV 243 featuring the chorus, soloists and orchestra. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, or by calling 935-9232 or at the Bach Festival website, www. mwvevents.com. Prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and $10 for students, and will also be available at the door.
Fryeburg’s big bash is Saturday FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Business Association and local businesses of Fryeburg invite everyone to a 250th Birthday Celebration and extravaganza this Saturday, Aug. 24. It’s been a summer-long effort to build the biggest party in years for Fryeburg, with plenty of free fun and activities to celebrate Fryeburg’s status as the oldest town in Oxford County. The day starts at 9 a.m. at the fire station on Main Street, with the Lee and Joan Day Annual Car Show. While there, walk across the street to the library for their “walk through history” open house, also starting at 9 a.m. Be sure to visit the Good Beer Store at 285 Main Street for their Allagash Brewfest Bash, starting at noon, with raffles and give-a-ways. The heart of the event starts at 1 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, where WMWV 93.5 FM radio will be broadcasting live. There’ll be a full day of merchant and crafter shopping at the grandstand and racetrack area and a full day of events, demonstrations, competitions, games, face painting, displays, and children’s activities. Home Depot will have a big tent with building and painting projects for kids, and Fryeburg Fish and Game will have a shooting range for target practicing. Take a ride around the fairgrounds on the Fryeburg Historical Society’s trolley car, or try dunking a local at the Dunk Tank. Raffles, silent auctions and give-aways will be going on all day. BASH, Page B
Area Events All-you-can-eat Harvest Supper in Fryeburg
FRYEBURG — The Annual Harvest Supper of the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church in Fryeburg Harbor will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The all-you-can-eat meal consists of corned beef, cabbage, veggies and gingerbread.
Ribbon-cutting at the Arts Center
The Bridgton Art Guild will host a Grand Opening Open House at their new Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Arts Center, located at 187 Main Street, Bridgton, is where the Guild will hold art classes. The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. For more information about classes, call Gallery 302 at 647-2787.
Saturday Night Supper at Casco Church
CASCO — The last Saturday Night Supper of the summer at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121), will be held Aug. 24 from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu is baked beans, casseroles, salads, and homemade pies, all for $7 adults and $4 children under age eight. Families with young children eat for $20 (maximum), and that includes rolls and beverages. Spend a beautiful late summer Saturday night with friends, fun, and flavorful fare.
Rotary Club Art Festival Auction is Aug. 24
HARRISON — The Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region is holding an Art Festival Auction on Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 5 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. Many talented artists in various mediums will be displaying and entering artwork in the silent auction, and there will be great food offered by area restaurants and chefs. A cash bar will be on hand, and live music will be provided by the Blue Willow Band. For more information, call Emma Bodwell at 595-1138 or via e-mail at ebodwell@ mortgagenetwork.com
Public supper at North Waterford Church
NORTH WATERFORD — A public supper will be held at the North Waterford Church on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Delicious homemade casseroles, local vegetables, salads, baked beans and brown bread and many flavors of homemade pies. Donations are $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12. The North Waterford Church is located on Route 35 opposite Melby’s Eatery. All are welcome.
Harrison VFW Post holding yard sale
HARRISON — The Ronald St. John VFW Post, 176 Waterford Road, will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the post, with tables renting for $10 each. The post is also accepting donations of items to sell to benefit their building fund. For more information, call Cecil at 557-32621.
Annual CROP Walk planned for Sept. 7
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Dinner and a movie at DAC DENMARK — Come celebrate the very land we live in, as Denmark Arts Center presents the “mooving” Made-in-Maine documentary, Betting the Farm, presented by directors Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann, while enjoying a 100% locally-sourced, three-course meal created and prepared by chef Lauren Utvich. The showing takes place on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance (available through Aug. 23 online at the DAC website or at Bridgton Books and Morning Dew Natural Foods, sponsor of the event) or $20 at the door. A clear-eyed film exploring the trials of trying to do the right thing against great odds, Betting the Farm follows three Maine farmers as they work to launch Maine’s Own Organic (MOO!) Milk, a brand dedicated to paying sustainable prices for milk. As the venture grows, it faces battles of both scale and ethics, in the process crystallizing the plight of small-scale farms in the modern age. By
BROWNFIELD — Singer/ songwriter Susan Werner’s latest labor of love contains 12 songs on the subject matter of farming, rural America, farmto-table, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides. Werner grew up on a family farm in eastern Iowa, where her parents still farm — and in Hayseed, she returns to the language and characters she knows best. To celebrate Susan’s newest project Stone Mountain Arts Center will be promoting good friends — Weston’s Farms in Fryeburg. Each ticket will come with a maple syrup
turns moving, exhilarating and heartbreaking, Betting the Farm is a film grown straight from the soil of our fine state. Betting the Farm is codirected by North Haven’s Cecily Pingree, daughter of State Representative Chellie
Pingree, and Jason Mann, food specialist for North Haven’s Nebo Lodge. The film makes a perfect companion to a gourmet, threecourse meal, entirely sourced from within Maine’s borders, and prepared by renowned New York organic activist
and French Culinary Institute graduate Lauren Utvich, who will be in Denmark for the week preceding the screening to source local foods and make vital connections for her New York-based organic baby food company, Farm to Baby.
sample and a discount coupon to the farm to see what generations of a traditional family farm has to offer. Most of the menu will be grown by John, George and Laurie Weston. Paying tribute to American agriculture and to her Iowa farm roots, Werner keeps her audiences guessing and laughing simultaneously, lending her wry humor and passionate voice to subjects such as farmer’s markets, agrochemicals, climate change, drought, longing for a sense of place, and the movement towards sustainable agriculture. “There’s a certain sense of humor that goes along with
farming because things don’t always turn out the way you expected,” she said. The album was commissioned by the University of Nebraska’s Lied Center for Performing Arts and the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources and a percentage of the money raised was donated to three farming charities. Susan’s show will be at 8 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 25. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is available by reservation. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit www.stonemountainartscenter.com or call 935-7292.
SUSAN WERNER, singer/songwriter, celebrates the American farmer this Sunday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m.
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Calendar BRIDGTON Thur., Aug. 22 — Bridgton Rotary Club, hospice care talk, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Thur., Aug. 22 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Chris Rogers on importance of bees to farming & large-scale honeybee deaths, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Thur., Aug. 22 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Thur., Aug. 22 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. FMI: 1-800-733-2767. Thur., Aug. 22 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. Thur., Aug. 22 — Chamber After Hours Open House, 57 p.m., Chamber office, 101 Portland Rd. FMI: 647-3472. Fri., Aug. 23 — Grand Opening Open House, 5-7 p.m., ribbon-cutting 5 p.m., The Arts Center, 187 Main St. FMI: 647-2787. Fri., Aug. 23 — Book reading/signing by Monica Wood, 7 p.m., When We Were The Kennedys, Highland Lake Resort, North High St. FMI: 647-8563. Tickets available at Bridgton Books, Highland Lake Resort. Sun., Aug. 25 — Performance Cafe, 7 p.m., Community Center. Tue., Aug. 27 — Opportunity Alliance Family Meeting, noon, Community Center. Tue., Aug. 27 — Community Gardens meeting, 5:30 pm, Community Center. Tue.-Aug. 27 — 4-part Diabetes Education Program begins, also Aug. 28, 29, Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m., Bridgton Hospital Boardroom. FMI: 647-6064. Wed., Aug. 28 — Bridgton Bookies, discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, 3 p.m., library. Wed., Aug. 28 — Free Tai Chi Workshop by Patrick Dempsey Center for cancer patients, survivors & caregivers, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Taoist Cai Chi Society Center, 41 Depot St. FMI: 795-8250, 1-877-3367287. Thur., Aug. 29 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Thur., Aug. 29 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. Thur., Aug. 29 — Slide show, talk by Sue Black on Stevens Brook history, 7 p.m., LEA office, 230 Main St. FMI: 647-8580. Fri., Aug. 30 — Guided walk with Sue Black along Stevens Brook Trail, meet 10 a.m., LEA office, 230 Main St. FMI: 647-8580.
Sat., Aug. 31 — Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to noon (weather permitting), library courtyard. Sat., Aug. 31 — Heather Pierson Concert, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Noble House Inn, 81 Highland Rd. CASCO Thur., Aug. 22 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Point Sebago Resort, 261 Point Sebago Rd. FMI: 1-800-733-2767. Sat., Aug. 24 — Saturday Night Supper, 5-6 p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Rd. (Rte. 121). Sat., Aug. 24 — Loon Echo Land Trust 26th Annual Meeting and Hacker’s Hill Campaign Celebration atop Hacker’s Hill, starts 5 p.m. FMI: 647-4352. Sun., Aug. 25 — Pie in the Park by Casco Rec, pies, entertainment, face painting, 5:30 p.m., Casco Day Park. FMI: 627-4187. Thur., Aug. 29 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Point Sebago, 261 Point Sebago Rd. FMI: 1800-733-2767. DENMARK Fri., Aug. 23 — Difficult hike up Mount Chocorua, Albany, N.H., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Sat., Aug. 24 — Maine film documentary, Betting the Farm, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FMI: 452-2412. Sun., Aug. 25 — Talk by commercial artist Ted McGrath on getting noticed, 1 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. Fri., Aug. 30 — Easy/ moderate hike up Peaked Mountain, No. Conway, N.H., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Fri.-Sun., Aug. 23-25 — Bach Festival Chorus, concerts Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. Fri., Aug. 23 — Annual Harvest Dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Bradley Memorial Methodist Church, Fryeburg Harbor. Sat., Aug. 24 — Lee & Joanne Day Memorial Car & Truck Show, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., fire station. FMI: 935-3444, 9352818. Sat., Aug. 24 — “Walk Through History” Fryeburg’s 250th Open House, 9 a.m., library. Sat., Aug. 24 — Allagash Brewfest Bash, noon, Good Beer Store, 285 Main St. Sat., Aug. 24 — Fryeburg’s
RECORD CROWD — During Hole in the Wall Studiowork’s opening reception Saturday for Two Points of View, Wendy Newcomb, left, gave an interview and Holly Berry, second from right, chats with a young friend. It was one of the quieter moments for the reception, which made history by drawing the largest crowd the gallery has ever had, filling its two parking lots so that people had to park along Route 302 and walk up to the gallery. The exhibit will continue through Sunday, Sept. 22. 250th Birthday Party Celebration, starts 1 p.m., fireworks at dusk, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 441-8170. HARRISON Sat., Aug. 24 — VFW Ladies Auxiliary Homemade Pie Sale, 8:30 a.m. until sold out, Town Hall/Library parking lot. Sat., Aug. 24 — Rotary Club Art Festival Auction, starts 5 p.m., Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Rd. FMI: 595-1138 Wed., Aug. 28 — Harrison Historical Society open house, 1-4 p.m., museum & farmhouse, Haskell Hill Rd. Wed., Aug. 28 — Writers’ Group with Lisa Winslow, 6:30 p.m., library, bring short piece for gentle critique, all genres welcome. FMI: 583-2970. Sat., Aug. 31 — Yard Sale by Ronald St. John VFW Post, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 176 Waterford Rd. FMI: 557-2621. LOVELL Thur., Aug. 22 — GLLT hike, Wilson Wing Moose Pond Bog Preserve, meet at trailhead kiosk, east side Horseshoe Pond Rd., 10 a.m. to noon. FMI: 925-1056. Fri., Aug. 23 — Writing Group, 1 p.m., library. Tue., Aug. 27 — Andy Field talk on China, 7 p.m., library. Thur., Aug. 29 — GLLT walk at Kezar River Reserve, 10 a.m. to noon, meet at trailhead, east side Rte. 5. Thur., Aug. 29 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Center Lovell Fire House, 3880 Hatch Rd. FMI: 1-800-733-2767. Thur., Aug. 29 —
Ray Ryan, Nick Nataluk & Smokehouse Boys in concert, 7:30 p.m., Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Ridge Rd. FMI: 925-1500. NAPLES Sun., Aug. 25 — Concerts on the Village Green, Lola Lee & The Country Bandits, 6-7 p.m., Village Green. Tue., Aug. 27 — Scrabble Club, 7 p.m., library. Sat., Aug. 31 — Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Cruise by Naples Lions Club on Songo River Queen II, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., meet at Causeway. FMI: www. songoriverqueen.net RAYMOND Wed., Aug. 28 — Book Group, Abide with Me, by Elizabeth Strout, 7 p.m., Hawthorne House, Raymond Cape Rd. Sat., Aug. 31 — Free Community Meal, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd. SEBAGO Sat., Aug. 24 — Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., No. Sebago Methodist Church. STONEHAM Sun., Sept. 1 — Annual Labor Day Weekend Breakfast by Stoneham Rescue, 7-10 a.m., Rescue building, Butters Hill Rd. Adults $5, children $2.50. SWEDEN Sat., Aug. 31 — Deep Fried Turkey Supper, 5-7 p.m., Sweden Town Meeting Hall. WATERFORD Tue., Aug. 27 — Public Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., No. Waterford Congregational Church, off Rte. 35.
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AREA EVENTS Sat., Aug. 24 — Native American Summer Market & Demo w/Maine tribes, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. Sat., Aug. 24 — Life of the Honeybee program at Maine Wildlife Park, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rte. 26, Gray. Sat., Aug. 24 — Benefit Auction, “Trips & Treasures,” 6 p.m., McLaughlin Garden, 97 Main St., So. Paris. Online bidding at www.mclaughlingarden.wordpress.com/2013trips-treasures. FMI: 7438820. Tue., Aug. 27 — Author John Ford Sr., talk on his experiences as a Maine Game Warden, 1-2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St. FMI: 625-4650.
DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park, Denmark (if rain Denmark Arts Center). Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library.
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Fryeburg bash (Continued from Page B) You might win a nice barbecue grill, some gift certificates or even a Corvette. Tailgate with your friends and family or treat yourself to some great foods on sale such as burgers, hot dogs, kettle corn, fries, ice cream, and more. Scheduled activities include the radio remote, from noon to 3 p.m.; free diabetes testing by Memorial Hospital from 2 to 5 p.m.; fly fishing demonstrations at 2 p.m.; Saco Valley Gymnastics show at 2:30 p.m.; Push to Start Band at 3 p.m.; youth groups relay competition at 4 p.m.; Cow Patty Bingo at 5 p.m.; Full Circle Band at 5:30 p.m.; a historical presentation from the great-great-granddaughter of Rev. Samuel Southers and words by Maine Sen. Jim Hamper and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins at 9 p.m., directly followed with some specially-designed fireworks for the occasion. The FBA thanks its sponsors, Bea’s Marketplace, Poland Spring and Hannaford, for their help. For more information, call Donna Woodward at 4418170, e-mail FBA@FryeburgBusiness.com or visit www. FryeburgBusiness.com
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Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, Every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Waterford Farmers’ Market, 3 to 6 p.m., on the Commons, Waterford Flat, Rtes. 35/37. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAYS Saco River Recreation Council, 8 a.m. thru Aug. 27, Swan’s Falls Dam, Fryeburg. Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. 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. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Classes, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. Sebago Senior ’s Luncheon, noon, Sebago Church of the Nazarene. Prayer & Meditation Time, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Adult Co-ed Softball, 68 p.m., Crystal Lake Park, Harrison. FMI: 583-2246. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St.
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Lovell town was booming last week Last week the town was booming, with the 38th Annual Arts and Artisans Fair and the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department Annual Barbecue. The weather was gorgeous; couldn’t ask for better, which means everyone was out and about. My spies told me that both events were well-attended, which means support for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library and funds to go toward a new fireboat. All those who volunteered at both events deserve a huge thank you from the community. The people of this town know what the word volun-
teer means, and they do it often. The Lovell Community Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Lovell Firehouse on Main Street. The drive is sponsored by the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department and the Lovell Delta Masonic Lodge, in memory of firefighter and Brother Mason Scott Thomas. The hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Make an appointment by calling the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS. Last year the firehouse was mobbed, so come early. The Brick Church for the Performing Arts will feature
Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 firstname.lastname@example.org Ray Ryan and Nick Nataluk in concert on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. These young men will have your toes tapping and give you the urge to dance. Come and enjoy. The Kezar Trailbreakers Golf Tournament held Aug. 15 was blessed by a beauti-
ful day out on the course. The results were: first place, Marc Webster, Brian Knipp, Chris Calvert and Nat Mason (they all donated part of their winnings back); second place, Bud Carrier, Steve Bennett, Bob Dutton and Rick Luciano; (they
also donated part of their winnings back); and third place, Brad Littlefield, John Chandler, Mike Whitton and Ralph Pascale. A big thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers that helped make for another successful tournament. Rite Aid in Fryeburg now has flu shots, available at the store. It is advised that those over 50 should gain the benefit of this preventative medication. This is a short column this week because my fingers aren’t sure where to go. They and I need a break to recuperate, so we’re taking two
weeks off. Hey, it’s been a busy summer — Labor Day is in sight. I know no one wants to hear that, but that’s the way life goes. Enjoy the rest of the summer; if you have some free time while I’m confined (sob, sob), I’ll talk your ear off about my operation. By the way, this will be the time I’ll take to have interviews for those who would like to take part in The Road to Lovell. If you haven’t been aware, The Road to Lovell will be about the exceptional people who found Lovell and made it their home or summer home. It’ll be fun.
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What do the Bridgton Arts and Craft Society members do during the long cold winters in Maine? They hand-sew a scrappy quilt. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in at the Bridgton Arts & Craft Store — located at 12 Depot Street — this summer, you might have missed buying a chance on this year’s scrappy quilt. Many members got together during the 2012/2013 winter and worked on a beautiful quilt that measures 90”x100”, and will fit nicely on a queen or king-size bed. Each stitch was stitched with a lot of laughs and friendship. With guidance from Valerie Douglas of Fryeburg, members began the quilting project in the fall of 2012 during a “quilt getaway.” Each member worked on the quilt pieces at home during the winter. When it was time to assemble the latest creation, quilters met at one of the member’s home a few days, and began assembling the quilt.
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Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beside Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5. Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 6475968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. “Mini Me” Storytime, for ages 2 and under, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton
‘SCRAPPY QUILT’ up for raffle by the Bridgton Arts and Craft Society is shown here along with members (left to right) Janie Jud, Audrey Dodds, Pam Allen, Dawne Wilcox and Bev Hallas. “We are quite proud of our latest quilt, and we hope you will stop in to see it and purchase a raffle ticket,” they said. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be
held on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013. Just kind of seems fitting to draw the lucky winner on Labor Day, seeing how the quilt was made with lots of labor, friendship and laughs.
Members that worked on the quilt include Audrey Dodds, Bev Hallas, Pam Allen, Dawne Wilcox, Pam Jefferds, Linda Brown, Janie Jud, Pat Largey, Esther Grimm and Alice Whitley.
Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., LEA, 230 Main St., Bridgton. Cope Group session, 68 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Casco Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Village Green, Casco Village (Rte. 121).
Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 9352333. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. Community Kettle, free supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Table Tennis, 5 to 8 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, all welcome, equipment provided free, 7 tables. FMI: 647-2847. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. Chickadee Quilters, 7
p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302, Bridgton. AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. FRIDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Parents and Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center. Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1-5 p.m., Harrison Town Office parking lot. Reading with Holly Dog, 3 p.m., Bridgton Library. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Bingo, early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Hall #6783, Lovell.
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The Bridgton Hospital Diabetes Clinic will sponsor its four-part Diabetes Education Program on Aug. 27, 28, 29 and Sept. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. The sessions will be held in the Bridgton Hospital Boardroom. Bridgton Hospital has received the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self‑management education program. The series requires physician referral and early registration is suggested due to its popularity (class size is limited to assure personal attention). Topics covered include: the importance of exercise and physical activity, healthy meal plans and diabetes, hypoglycemia signs and symptoms, medications to control diabetes, complications and diabetes, diabetes and eye care, and diabetes and proper foot care. Medicaid and most insurance plans cover the course registration fee. In addition to Elaine Drew, RN/CDE, CFCN a registered nurse who is also a certified diabetes nurse educator (CDE) and Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN), lecturers will include Linda Russell, MA, RD/LD, CDE, Registered Dietician, Dr. N. Scott Ferguson, Optometrist, and Karen Bogdan, OT, Occupational Therapist. 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 for this consultation. Participants are encouraged to bring a relative or a friend with them. For more information about the program or to register call 647-6064, Elaine Drew, RN/CDE/CDFN.
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Opera comes Douglass family reunion to Paris Hill
PARIS — Sarah Folsom, a rising star of American opera, will be performing this Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Paris. Her concert is the second of the Concerts on The Hill series. Sarah comes to South Paris from the prestigious CollegeConservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where she is pursuing her master’s degree in Voice Performance. Ms. Folsom grew up in Tallahassee, Fla. Throughout Sarah Folsom her high school years, she was consistently honored as one of the finest soprano voices in all of the public schools of the entire state of Florida. She then went to Florida State University and was again very successful in this challenging school of music. Sarah will be accompanied at the piano by her mother, Penny Folsom. Mrs. Folsom currently serves as the Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee. She is a published composer and accomplished pianist. Penny is also a graduate of the school of music at the Florida State University in Tallahassee. Tickets for the concert cost $10 per person and are available in advance at Bolsters Decorating at Market Square in South Paris. Tickets will also be available at the door on a space available basis. All proceeds above costs will go to the renovation of the 175-year-old First Baptist Church of Paris building.
Stephanie C. (Kumis) and John G. Stevens of Bridgton, have a son, Micah Edward Stevens, born on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Micah joins Logan, age 8, and Gabriel, 5. Maternal grandparents: Bruce and Maila Stevens of Naples. Paternal grandparent: Meredith Allen of Melbourne, Fla. Lauren F. (Alexander) and John R. Manganello of Freeport, have a daughter, Vera F. Manganello, born on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Vera joins Otis, age 2. Maternal grandparents: Maggie and Alan Alexander of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Phoebe and Jim Whipple of Cumberland; Rob Manganello and Rich Robinson of Cape Elizabeth. Great-grandparents: Alan Alexander Sr. of Gloucetser; Phoebe and Gerrish Milliken of Northeast Harbor. Carrie J. (Doe) and Alexander O. Erickson of Stow, have a son, Kenneth Charles Erickson, born on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Clare and Brad MacRae; Charlie Doe of Conway, N.H. Paternal grandparent: Dana Erickson of Stow. Great-grandparents: Goldie Hermort of Bridgton; Lewis Bartlett of Colebrook, N.H.; Pat and Fred Erickson of Great Falls, Mont. Ronald and Jennifer (Evangelho) Jacobs of North Dighton, Mass. have a daughter, Lauren Amelia Ann Jacobs, born on June 30, 2013. She joins sister, Sophia Jalee. Maternal grandparents: Timothy and Carol Mayberry of Sebago. Maternal great-grandparents: Edna Charbonneau and the late Normand Charbonneau of Bridgton. Paternal grandparent: Ronald Jacobs of Norton, Mass.
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By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer SEBAGO — The Douglass family is one of the oldest of the Sebago clans, and can trace their history back to Andrew Stone Douglass and Casiah Irish. They were married on April 1, 1835 and bought land on Peaked Mountain in 18361837. The couple built a home on their land in 1838 and moved there from Andrew’s family home in New Limington. The new couple raised a family of six children, while Andrew cleared the fields and farmed and also logged the forests in the area. It has been 175 years since Andrew and Casiah and the Douglass family settled in Sebago, and the five generations of the Douglass family since then have grown and spread around the country, but the members of the clan treasure their Sebago roots and family history. In early July, there was a large gathering of Douglass relations at Douglass family member Rick Viles’ place on the shores of Hancock Pond to reminisce and enjoy each other’s company. “This is the first Douglass family reunion we’ve ever held,” said Douglass family members Joan Chessey and Lauris Champagne. “We had talked about organizing one nearly 20 years ago, but for some reason it never got beyond the talking stage. Now that we’ve actually done it, we wonder why it took us so long!” Dana Deering, another Douglass family member, presented to the reunion a short history of the family that he had researched starting with Andrew and Casiah. Dana told stories of the family over the years, and quoted from an article on Andrew that was in The Bridgton News in 1890. “Mr. Douglass commenced life as many of the good old settlers did in those days. He, with axe and handspike, erected him a house, felled the trees, and planted the corn. He started, as many say, at the foot of his ladder, with his foot firmly placed on the ground, with his eye looking up for better times to come; and they did come, as they always will when a man puts his shoulder to the wheel.” The article continued: “… he cleared his farm in summer and a winter’s morning found him up at the early hour of four preparing his team for the logging swamp. His log house was replaced by a cosey little wooden house and here they reared their family of five children.” Dana recounted how Andrew and Casiah built a
new, larger frame house on the Peaked Mountain land as their family grew. Later, when Andrew’s son Charles married, the growing family required more room so the “new” house was expanded to accommodate two families. The house was jacked up and a new first floor was built under the original first floor, which then became the second floor. Dana said that there is a family story about the renovation. “It was traditional for the crew to be supplied with hard cider after the work was finished but somehow the cider started flowing while the work was still going on and as a result the floor was not made quite level. During the following years Mary Douglass [Charles’ wife] would exploit any opportunity to mention how cider caused her floor to be off-kilter,” he said. Jeffrey Eldridge brought a rendering of the Douglass family homestead that used to be on Peaked Mountain in Sebago and showed it to family members at the reunion so they could see the layout of the connected farm buildings and the arrangements of rooms at the farmhouse. He and Dana had measured the old foundation and the ren-
DANA DEERING, grandson of Edna Douglass Hale, holds a scrapbook with pictures of the Douglass family dating to the first Douglass that settled in Sebago. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) ‘Douglass.’ Are these two dif- Dana summed up the feelings ferent families? If not, why of many at the reunion when are there two different spell- he said, “Now, 175 years after our pioneer ancestors arrived ings?” “No, we’re all just one big at Peaked Mountain much of family as far as I know, but we the forest they cleared has do have different spellings of grown back and the only eviour last name,” Roberta said. dence of their labors are the “There is a story that when stone walls that snake along the family had a dairy farm the edges of the old fields and they wanted to put the family the foundations of the farm name on the milk bottles, but buildings that housed five the bottles weren’t big enough generations of the Douglass
JEFFREY ELDRIDGE, grandson of Edna Douglass Hale, holds a rendering of the Douglass Family homestead that used to be on Peaked Mountain in Sebago. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) dering was done by a friend of another Douglass cousin, Ryan Smith, using the dimensions and old photographs. Over the years, the Douglass family continued to farm and log and to expand their holdings on the mountain. They operated a dairy farm at the homestead, developed apple and pear orchards, and ran a sawmill. I asked Roberta Douglass about the family name: “I’ve seen the family name spelled both as ‘Douglas’ and as
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to spelled out ‘Douglass.’ ‘Douglas’ fit on the bottles, and some of our clan adopted the name with only one ‘s.’ And that is why to this day we have the two Douglass and Douglas names around town.” She added with a smile, “And that’s the best reason I’ve heard for the difference, and that’s my story!” The first ever Douglass family reunion was a success and a great opportunity for relatives to reminisce and reconnect with each other.
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Deep-fried turkey big hit The time has come and gone, but the “partysome” folks who attended the Adams Family Reunion Aug. 10 all had a good time — and I’m sure no one left hungry. A new item on the menu was a deep-fried turkey, which was cooked by Jim Saunders of Upham, New Brunswick, Canada. It was delicious. His wife, Krista, and their two daughters Jaymie and Jessica, were present, as well as his two sisters, Debbie and Kim and family. Debbie’s little five-monthold grandson William Richard Long was the youngest person there. Along with folks from Naples, people came from Casco, Bridgton, Harrison, Lisbon Falls and Sebago. States represented were Washington, Florida and Pennsylvania. I, of course, was the oldest person in attendance. During the week, but
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prior to the reunion day, my grandson Arran Arnold Adams (Charlie) visited. He had business in Pennsylvania, so couldn’t stay longer. The Monday after, I had a nice surprise visit from Gene Bell, formerly of town, now living in Henderson, N.C., along with a church friend and traveling companion, Beulah Stark. We had a great time reminiscing about folks in Edes Falls. I forgot to ask him if he’d seen the park. Charlie Knight, now of Bradenton, Fla., has been in
town visiting with relatives and friends. He made a special trip to see his friend and copainter of many years, Harry Adams, who is, at present, a patient at Maine Medical Center for tests. For many years, every spring, Charlie and Harry gave a fresh coat of paint to the Songo River Queen for Frank Gerrish, recently-deceased skipper of the paddle wheeler. Members of the Edes Falls Sewing Circle had a very successful yard sale day at the Community Hall Aug. 10. The
weather was great. Granddaughter Renee Nicholas of Sebago is on her way back to Hawaii with her traveling companion Ryan Isaac. They made a stop in Bermuda to reacquaint herself with the dolphins she worked with during her three-month internship with the Dolphin Quest program. After a stop in California, it was on to Aloha Land, and the dolphins there. Gwen Adams attended the Adams Reunion with Linda and Bob Patrick of Manchester, Conn. She had been staying with her daughter, Denise, in North Carolina, but wants to get back to this area. Some time ago, I enjoyed an afternoon visit with friend Lorraine Morton and her twin niece’s daughters, David and Jean Hunt, with Sharon Lorne and Sheila Macklin of Bristol, N.H.
New arts center now open
The Bridgton Art Guild is expanding and the public is invited to take a look at the new “Arts Center.” With helpful grants from the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Family Foundation and the Gilroy Charitable Trust, the “Arts Center” will open with an official ceremonial ribbon-cutting event this Friday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m., led by officers and fellow business members of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments will be served and artists will be on hand to promote classes being given in watercolor painting, oil and acrylic painting, knitting, pysanky egg painting with dyes, and many more. The “Arts Center,” is located at 187 Main Street in Bridgton, next to the Corn Shop Trading Company. Featuring easier entry access
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Shirley Durfee and Robert (Bob) Hatch, both of Bridgton, are announcing their marriage. The wedding took place on July 28, 2013 at the groom’s camp on Woods Pond, with family and friends in attendance. Cynthia Gorman officiated the ceremony, in which the bride and groom participated by saying a few words to each other that they wrote. The bride’s brother, Kenneth Durfee, walked her down the path, and her sister, June Haley, served as her maid of honor. Both are from Bridgton. The groom’s son, Eric Hatch, of Bennington, Vt., served as his best man. A reception immediately followed, where everyone in attendance socialized and had a wonderful time.
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NEW ARTS CENTER OPENS. Volunteers Susan Wallace and Donna Joss ready the new Bridgton Art Guild Art Center on Main Street. and a spacious, light-filled, operate under the umbrella divided room, the Center will of the Bridgton Art Guild, as a “sister” to Gallery 302 and is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Current Guild artists continuing to offer their popular classes at the new
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ROTARY DONATION — Fryeburg Historical Society’s Diane Jones recently received a donation to the Society of $500 from the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club. The Fryeburg Historical Society’s new home is a wonderful place to visit and the public is invited. In the photo, left to right, are David Chaffee, Fryeburg Area Rotary president; Judy Raymond, past-president; Diane Jones; and Bonnie Gould, Fryeburg Area Rotary president-elect.
DAC artist workshop DENMARK — A consistent sketchbook practice is the foundation of any illustrator’s craft. Yet as any artist will tell you, keeping the sketchbook fresh, day-to-day, can be a challenge. Join commercial illustrator and Denmark Arts Center’s artist-in-residence Ted McGrath for a workshop offering tricks and hints on how to turn your sketchbook into its own work-of-art and calling card on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. Cost is $10. In the process, Ted will demystify the art, practice, and business, of commercial illustration, revealing the process of a typical job; advising on approaches for getting your work seen; illustrating design and presentation standards; and guiding students through the maze of agents, reps, and buyers. Students will learn throughout by doing, so bring your sketchbook and some materials that interest you and you’ll work through a practice campaign. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! McGrath is an awardwinning New York-based illustrator, who has sold his work to such A-list clients as MTV Networks, The
ARTIST LED WORKSHOP by Ted McGrath will be held at the Denmark Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. Cost is $10. New York Times, New York Magazine, TIME magazine, WIRED, Glamour, Bloomberg Business Week, BUST maga-
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out with a few electric numbers,” he said. It’s hard for audiences to sit still when the band plays, but they will be free to dance, tap their feet, enjoy the musical feast however they wish. Ray and Nick and the Smokehouse Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Christian Hill Road in Lovell. Tickets (at the door) will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 15 and under. For more information, please call 925-1500 or go to www.lovellbrickchurch.org
(Continued from Page B) annual CROP Walk on Saturday, Sept. 7. Neighbors walk together to raise funds and awareness to overcome hunger locally and around the world. They walk because they want to end hunger — one step at a time. The money raised helps people feed their families around the world and around the corner. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised by the CROP Walk will support the local food pantry with food baskets and food gift cards. For more information, call the church at 583-4840.
Register now for Harrison golf tournament
LOVELL — Harrison Village Library’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lake Kezar Country Club on Route 5 in Lovell. Advance entry fees, ranging from $70 for individuals to $280 for a team of four, are due by Sept. 1. After that date, the cost is $75 for one and $300 for four. The fees include golf, cart and a meal. Call 583-2970 for information about registration, prize donation and hole sponsorship. Register online at the library’s website at www.harrison.lib.me.us
AARP Driver Safety Class planned
An AARP Driver Safety Class for drivers age 50 and older will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Bridgton Community Center at 15 Depot Street. The registration fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others. Advance registration by Sept. 13 and payment is required. Please call 647-3116 to register or for more information. The AARP Driver Safety Class helps older drivers learn about defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and how to adjust their driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Drivers in Maine 55 years of age and older are entitled to discounts on their insurance premiums for three years after completing this course. There are no written tests. For more information, visit the Maine Driver Safety website at DriverSafetyMe.weebly.com
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zine, and more. He has also (Continued from Page B) wreath making. Visiting arttaught illustration and design are lively seasonal classes ists to the area, who can augat Pratt Institute and Maryland in holiday floral design and ment classes by local memInstitute College of Art. bers, will be invited to teach their specialties. In addition, classes geared to kids’ abilities and interests are planned for selected weekend days. The Arts Center brings a great range of artistic possibilities for residents and vacationers to the Bridgton vicinity. Suggestions from the public for classes that interest them are encouraged. Artists, who may not be current Bridgton Art Guild 2T33
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LOVELL — Dancing rhythms, warm songs, and magnificent guitar playing. That’s what Ray Ryan, Nick Nataluk and the Smokehouse Boys will be bringing to the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell on Thursday, Aug. 29. Come dance in the aisles or just tap your feet and smile! The Smokehouse Boys are veteran New England musicians. A polished and professional musical unit, they came together last New Year’s Eve and have been delighting audiences in the region ever since. Ray Ryan, lead guitarist, has been playing music almost all his life. His most cherished second-grade Christmas present was a small guitar. If you’re serious about music, his mother told him, you’ve got to practice half an hour every day. “She never let me quit, and I’m glad,” says Ray. By high school, he was playing with a band, making money on weekends. “But we could only do private gigs. We couldn’t get into nightclubs, because I looked so young,” he said. It’s a long road from that time to last October, when Ray headlined with Jon Sarty at the Fryeburg Fair! Along the way, Ray has teamed up with some very good musicians. He first met vocalist Nick Nataluk of Lovell at an open mic. “He was a jam-band kind of guy, with a great voice,” says Ray. Nick started music in high school, winning talent contests. His voice harmonizes beautifully with Ray’s and together they bring a warm, rich tone to their concerts. The Smokehouse Boys love diverse kinds of music. “At the Brick Church, we’ll play lots of different styles. Maybe some classic rock, and some jazzy stuff — then we’ll be rocking
members and would like to be part of this exciting new venture as a creative instructor, can contact Gallery 302 at 647-2787, at 112 Main Street, or mail to P.O. Box 844, Bridgton, Maine, 04009. More information about the Guild, gallery, Arts Center and volunteer opportunities can be accessed at www.gallery302.com and also by “friending” gallery302Facebook. The gallery is open daily. An artist is always present to provide information.
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SAD 61 opening day is Wednesday, Aug. 28 Several new faces joins district staff
With the start of the new school year in SAD 61, new and familiar faces will be seen by students when they arrived on the first day — Wednesday, Aug. 28. New staff and changes include: Amanda Doherty as a Kindergarten Teacher at Stevens Brook Elementary School, replacing Jennie Greene. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s College in 2008. Previously, she was a Title I Instructor at Lewiston Public Schools. There were 40 applicants for the position, four were interviewed. Tim Flanders as a district-wide Technology Technician, replacing Anthony Calileo, who transferred to another position. Tim will work half-time in both SAD 61 and SAD 72. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. in 2008-09. Previously, he was a lead repair technician at Bell Industries. There were five applicants, three were interviewed. Casey Ashey as a Special Education Day Treatment Teacher at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Ellen Deluca. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Special Education with a Minor in Rehabilitation. He is highly qualified in the area of Social Studies. Previously, he was a student teacher at Mt. Abram High School. There were five applicants, four were interviewed. Robert Beecher as a Special Education Teacher at Lake Region Middle School, replacing James Clark. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Southern Maine and is a master in Education degree candidate at North Central University in Prescott, Ariz. Previously, he was a Special Education Technician III at Westbrook Middle School. There were five applicants, four were interviewed. Barbara Collins as a Spanish Teacher at Lake Region High School, replacing Mary Hubka, who retired. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1969 and a master’s degree in Linguistics from Salem State College in Salem, Mass. in 1973. Previously, she was a Spanish Teacher at Lake Region Middle School. There were four applicants, one was interviewed (two scheduled, one took another position). Martha Coombs as a World Language Teacher at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Pascal Delsol, who will be working half-time. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. in 1988. Previously, she was a Reading Tutor at Aucocisco School and a French Language Instructor/ Guide, RSU 2, Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale. There were five applicants, two were interviewed. Kristina Crowley as a Special Education Teacher at Stevens Brook Elementary School, replacing Marlena GloffStraw, who resigned. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, with a minor in Special Education, from the University of North Dakota in 2008 and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of North Dakota in 2011. Previously, she was a teacher (3 year olds) at Little Red Caboose Child Development Center in Falmouth. There were 10 applicants, three were interviewed. Douglas Elder as a Grade 5 Teacher at Songo Locks School, replacing Heather Jordan, who resigned. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an American Studies concentration from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2000. Previously, he was a professional singer. From 2001-2006, he was a Grade 5/6 teacher at Jordan Small School in Raymond. There were 63 applicants, seven were interviewed. Andrea Gallivan as a World Language Teacher at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Barbara Collins, who transferred to another position. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Health Sciences from Boston College in 1991 and a master’s degree in Teaching from the School of International Training in 1994. Previously, she was
Moving on to... SAD 61 staff taking on new positions or moving to new surroundings for the 2013-14 school year include: Holly Patenaude is transferring to a Grade 1 Teacher position at Songo Locks School. This is a newly budgeted position. Kimberly Hutchins is transferring from a Special Education Teacher at Lake Region Middle School to a Special Education Teacher at Songo Locks School, replacing Holly Patenaude, who transferred to another position Wendy Bretton has transferred as a Special Education Technician II from Lake Region Middle School to Songo Locks School, replacing Samara Doyon, who resigned. Paula Boyce is transferring from an English/Language Arts position at Lake Region Middle School to a Library Media Specialist position at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Kristi Lamoureux, who has resigned. Andrea Logan is transferring from a Special Education Teacher position at Lake Region Middle School to a Middle School Interventionist/Instructional Coach. This is a newly budgeted position. Julia Schrader is transferring from a .5 Guidance Counselor at Sebago Elementary School to a full-time Guidance Counselor .4 at Songo Locks Elementary and .6 at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Michelle Gilbert, who has resigned. Judith Floster has transferred from a Special Education Technician III at Lake Region High School to a Special Education Technician III at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Wendy Bretton, who transferred to another position. Linda White is transferring from a Guidance Secretary to an Administrative Secretary at Lake Region High School, replacing Leslie Jones, who has resigned. Julie Johnson has transferred from an Adult Education Administrative Secretary to a Secretary in the Guidance Office at Lake Region High School, replacing Linda White, who transferred to another position. Russell Moores is transferring from a Diversified Occupations Teacher to Construction Technology Teacher at Lake Region Vocational Center, replacing David Leddy, who has retired.
NEW LOOK — A new sign at Lake Region High School and Vocational Center was installed this week. The digital message board and sign were purchased with remaining funds from the federal improvement grant. an English as a Second Language (ELL) teacher in Auburn. There were five applicants, two were interviewed. Brett Hudson as a district-wide School Psychologist, replacing two part-time positions. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boston College in 1995 and a master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Southern Maine in 2006. Previously, he was a School Psychologist at the Cartwright School District in Phoenix, Ariz. There were four applicants, five interviews were conducted. Madelyn Litz as a Student Services Coordinator at Lake Region Vocational Center. This position was filled in the spring of 2013. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Education Studies and a master’s degree in Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. Prior to filling the Student Services Coordinator at LRVC, she was the Career Counselor/College Transitions Coordinator for SAD 61 and 72 Adult and Community Education Center in Casco. There were 14 applicants, two were interviewed. Jessica Lockman as a Kindergarten Teacher at Songo Locks School, replacing Judith Hatch, who resigned. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Education from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania in 2006. Previously, she taught one year each, kindergarten and grade 5 Math at the Montour School District in McKee Rocks, Pa. There were 41 applicants, nine were interviewed. Kathryn Maietta as MS English/Language Arts Teacher at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Paula Boyce, who transferred to another position. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. in 2001 and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine in 2007. Previously, she taught Grades 6-8 in Sanibel Island, Fla. There were 11 applicants, four were interviewed. Patricia Murphy as a Diversified Occupations Teacher, replacing Russell Moores, who transferred to another position. She graduated from Telstar High School and is continuing her studies in Psychology. Previously, she was the Senior Community Care Waiver Coordinator for Northern Human Services in Conway. There were six applicants, three were interviewed. Joshua Obptande as a Special Education Teacher at Songo Locks School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Religious Studies in 2011 and a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from the University of Southern Maine in 2011. Previously, he was a Special Education Teacher, K-5, at Chelsea Elementary School in Chelsea. There were five applicants, four were interviewed. Kimberly Peterson as a Math Teacher at Lake Region High School, replacing Gloria Verrill, who resigned. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Studies from the University of Southern Maine in 2010. Previously, she was a Special Education Technician in SAD 61, one year at Crooked River Elementary School and 14 years at Lake Region High School. There were 10 applicants, five were interviewed. Teresa Prince as a School Counselor at Sebago Elementary School, replacing Julia Schrader, who transferred to another position. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Care Sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1981 and a master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine in 1996. Previously, she was a School Counselor at Turner Primary School in Turner. There were six applicants, four were interviewed. Kristi Rotsel as a Grade 7/8 Science Teacher at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Jennifer Baum. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Zoology with a minor in Environmental Management from the University of Rhode Island in 1997. Previously, she was a Science Teacher at Pilgrim High School in Warwick, R.I. There were five applicants, three were interviewed. Alyson Schadler as a Grade 3 Teacher at Songo Locks School. This is a newly approved position. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, History Concentration, from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in 2013. Previously, she underwent a Special Education Internship, Kindergarten through Grade 4 at Great Falls Elementary School in Gorham. Richard Shepard as a Fire/EMS Instructor. This is a new position. He earned an associate’s degree in Lake Enforcement Technology from the Maine Vocational Technical Institute in South Portland in 1978 and an associate’s degree in Fire Science Technology from Southern Maine Technical College in 1993. Previously, he was the Senior Investigator and Certified Accelerant Detection K-9 Handler for the State Fire Marshal’s Office in Augusta. There was one applicant. Christopher Small as a Special Education Resource Room Teacher, replacing Andrea Logan, who transferred to another position. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2002 and a master’s degree in Business Administration in 2004. Previously, he was an Exceptional Student Education Teacher at St. Johns School District in SAD 61 STAFF, Page C
SAD 61 2013-14 calendar Thursday, August 22, New Employee Orientation Friday, August 23, Kindergarten Orientation Monday-Tuesday, August 26-27, Teacher Workshops Wednesday, August 28, School Opens Friday, August 30, No School Monday, September 2, Labor Day October 4, Teacher Workshop Day October 14, Columbus Day November 8, Teacher Workshop Day November 11, Veterans’ Day November 27, Non-Student Day November 28-29, Thanksgiving Break December 23-January 1, Holiday Recess January 6, Late Arrival/Early Release January 13, Late Arrival/Early Release January 20, Martin Luther King Day January 27, Late Arrival/Early Release February 3, Late Arrival/Early Release February 10, Late Arrival/Early Release February 17-21, Winter Break February 24, Late Arrival/Early Release March 3, Late Arrival/Early Release March 14, Teacher Workshop Day April 18, Non-Student Day April 21-25, Spring Break May 26, Memorial Day June 2, Late Arrival/Early Release June 11, Grades K-12 Last Day of School June 15, High School Graduation • Parent conferences will be held in November and March
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Grades K-8 Monday, Tuesday, Aug 26, 27 — Teacher workshops Wednesday, Aug. 28 – First day of school Monday, Sept. 2 — Labor Day Friday, Oct. 11 — Staff development Monday, Oct. 14 — Columbus Day Wednesday, Nov. 6 — Student/parent/teacher conferences Monday, Nov. 11 — Veterans’ Day Thursday, Nov. 28 — Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 29 — No school Friday, Dec. 13 — Report cards distributed Monday, Dec. 23-Wednesday, Jan. 1 — December vacation Thursday, Jan. 16 — Early release Monday, Jan. 20 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day Thursday, Feb. 6 — Parent/teacher conferences Monday, Feb. 17 — Presidents’ Day Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 18-21 — February vacation Thursday, March 20 — Early release Friday, March 21 — Staff development Thursday, April 3 — Report cards distributed Monday, April 21 — Patriots’ Day Tuesday-Friday, April 22-25 — April vacation Friday, May 16 — Staff development Monday, May 26 — Memorial Day Monday, June 16 — Last day of school if all six storm days are used (early release) Grades 9-12 Monday, Tuesday, Aug 26, 27 — Teacher workshops Wednesday, Aug. 28 – First school day (Grades 7 & 9) Thursday, Aug. 29 — School Day for all 9-12 students Monday, Sept. 2 — Labor Day Friday, Oct. 11 — Staff development Monday, Oct. 14 — Columbus Day Friday, Oct. 25 — End of 1st Quarter Wednesday, Nov. 6 — Parent/teacher conferences Friday, Nov. 8 — 1st Quarter report cards distributed Monday, Nov. 11 — Veterans’ Day Thursday, Nov. 28 — Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 29 — No school Monday, Dec. 23-Wednesday, Jan. 1 — Holiday recess SAD 17 CALENDAR, Page C
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SAD 61 staff (Continued from Page C) St. Augustine, Fla. There were five applicants, four were interviewed. Laura Varney as a Grade 4 Teacher at Stevens Brook Elementary. This is a newly budgeted position. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Thomas College in 2006. Previously, she was an ELL Teacher at Montello Elementary School in Lewiston. There were 63 applicants, 10 were interviewed. Rebekah Wark as a Grade 2 Teacher at Stevens Brook Elementary School, replacing Krystal Carriere, who resigned. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, N.H., in 2001. Previously, she was a long-term substitute and Grade 2 Teacher at Stevens Brook Elementary School. There were 17 applicants, 10 were interviewed. Matthew Wibberly as a Special Education Teacher at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Kimberly Hutchins, who transferred to another position. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Special Education from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2013. Previously, he was a Tutor in SAD 9, Farmington and a Student Teacher, Special Education Teacher, at Winslow High School. There were five applicants, four were interviewed. Beth Woodhead as a Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Nancy Clark, who retired. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from the University of Maine at Farmington, in 1990. Previously, she was a Grade 7-8 Health Teacher at Lewiston Middle School. There were three applicants, two were interviewed. Jessica Emerson as a Day Treatment Support Technician at Songo Locks School. This is a new position. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in 2002. Previously, she was a private nanny. From 2009-2012, she was a Lead Infant Teacher at Little Dolphin School in Westbrook. There were 14 applicants, 12 were interviewed. Stacy Smith as a Day Treatment Support Technician at Songo Locks School. This is a new position. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Deaf Studies from the University of Southern Maine in 2008. Previously, she was a Residential Youth and Family Specialist Educational Technician III, at Spurwink. There were 14 applicants, 12 were interviewed. Tracy Mushrow as a Day Treatment Support Technician at Stevens Brook Elementary School. This is a new position. She earned an associate’s degree as an Occupational Therapist from Mt. Ida College in Newton, Mass. in 1989. Previously, she was Occupational Therapist for 23 years and a substitute teacher at Stevens Brook Elementary School. There were 14 applicants, 12 were interviewed. Karen Plummer as a Day Treatment Support Technician at Stevens Brook Elementary School. This is a new position. She earned an associate’s degree in Applied Science from Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Previously, she worked for the United States Postal Service in Casco and Windham. There were 14 applicants, 12 were interviewed. Megan Sawyer as a Day Treatment Support Technician at Stevens Brook Elementary School. This is a new position. She is presently enrolled in the General Psychology program at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minn. Previously, she was Acting Head Teacher, OT to Play, Learn Grown and Express. There were 14 applicants, 12 were interviewed. Ruth Murphy as a Special Education Technician III at Lake Region Middle School, replacing Victoria Hall. She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College. Previously, she was a DSP/Team Leader, Lutheran Social Services. There were 14 applicants, 12 were interviewed. Andrew Stacy as a Day Treatment Support Technician at Lake Region High School, replacing Gabe BeuryMoore. He earned a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Southern Maine in 2010. Previously, he was an Educational Technician at Sacopee Valley in the Alternative Educational Program. There were 14 applicants, 12 were interviewed. Jennifer Kenyon as a Special Education Technician III at Songo Locks School, replacing Kayleigh Flynn, who resigned. She is a Psychology/Early Education candidate at the University of Maine at Augusta. Previously, she was a Rehabilitation Technician, Medicare Development in Windham. Lisa Chase as a district 504 Coordinator/SES Health Care Attendant at Sebago Elementary School. A registered nurse, she presently works at Bridgton Hospital and was director of Nursing at Spurwink Services. There were five applicants, five were interviewed. Rosemary Snow as a Permanent Substitute to work with a teacher as provided by a 504 plan. She is a graduate of Herman High School and was a volunteer at Lake Region High School for the last three years. There were two applicants, one was interviewed. Eric Azriel as a long-term Substitute at Lake Region High School, replacing Jessie Toohey and then Ali Stafford from Aug. 26, 2013 through Jan. 14, 2014. He earned an Engineering degree from Rutgers University and has earned credit toward a law degree from the University of Colorado. There were two applicants, one was interviewed. SAD 61 STAFF, Page C
Young filmmaker needs a kick start
Mary Rhymer hopes to produce a film to open a discussion about the dark side of social networking. “While in many ways Facebook and Twitter are useful tools, they also uncover the selfish nature of our generation,” said the 2010 Fryeburg Academy graduate who is entering her senior year at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. as a Film/ Video major. While spending a semester at Bauhaus University in Germany, Mary wrote a screenplay for a thoughtprovoking short film called “#theIronAge.” “It’s a film about how people on social networking websites react to different world tragedies, particularly how people on Twitter reacted to the Boston Marathon attack,” she said. “I’ve taken this concept and translated it into a surreal poker game, in which five people compete for Internet popularity
using poker chips sporting social networking symbols, a deck of cards that depicts the horrible photographs that plastered the walls of Facebook and Twitter for weeks following the attack, and dialogue that is almost made up entirely of Tweets with the hashtag #prayforboston.” While she was in Germany, Mary was only able to film a simple “teaser trailer” for the film, but now that she is back home (Freedom, N.H.), she has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help make “the film come to life.” Mary is hoping to gain some public financial support for the endeavor. Contributions can be made by going to the Kickstarter site — http://www.kickstarter. com/projects/1472539317/ theironage/ “I am in the process of auditioning professional actors and looking to secure
PLAYING CARDS in Rhymer’s short film, ‘#theIronAge,’ depict tragic events from across the globe. Playing pieces (left) represent major social media outlets.
I don’t see this as a school project. I see this as the first of many thought-provoking and relevant films to come. a location for shooting once I go back to school. I gave the project a mere goal of $500 to pay my cast and crew for a weekend shoot. Kickstarter will only fund projects that have met their goal in a certain amount of time, as it gives the backers the security that their money is actually doing something to help and the knowledge that the project wouldn’t have been made possible without it,” Mary said. “I would be happy with just meeting my $500 goal, but any extra funding would be greatly welcomed and used toward sending the
film off to festivals around the world.” This project will only be funded if at least $500 is pledged by Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 4:16 p.m. EDT. “This is the most excited I’ve ever been about a project…I don’t see this as a school project. I see this as the first of many thoughtprovoking and relevant films to come. I’m super excited about executing this idea of mine!” Mary said. The “#theIronAge” trailer and more information about the project can be viewed on the Kickstarter page.
New teachers at SAD 17
There’ll be two new teachers each at Harrison Elementary School and Waterford Memorial School, when students return for fall classes next week. The new teachers are as follows: • Lindsay Gammon will teach grade 5 students at Harrison Elementary School, specializing in the Humanities. Gammon earned a magna cum laude bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington. She did her student teaching at the Guy E. Rowe Elementary School in Norway, in the 5th and 6th grade classrooms. • Haley Saurman will teach grade 3 students at Harrison Elementary School. She has her bachelor of arts in Sociology from USM and completed the ETEP certification program through USM. She has been a longterm substitute and an ed tech in Yarmouth, prior to coming to Harrison. • Bailey Reichert will DISCO DANCERS — A group of dancers stepped back in time to join in a “Disco teach grade 2 students at Party” at the Wanda Plummer June dance camp. Pictured here are (back row, left to Waterford Memorial School. right) Rachel Horan, Brooke Chase, Randi-Lyn Conley and Anika Lord; (front row) Reichert received her bachJosephine Judkins, Abigal Hughes and Nicole Cameron. SAD 17, Page C
College: Scholarships & honors
Megan Cavanaugh, daughter of John and Lori Cavanaugh of Denmark, has received a $500 scholarship from the Oxford County Education Association.
Cavanaugh, who graduated from Fryeburg Academy, plans to attend Johnson State, majoring in Elementary Education. She is one of four 2013 high
school graduates who plan to enter the field of education who were granted scholarships by the association. Eric Schadler of
Raymond and a student at Windham High School was named the 2013 recipient of the Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic COLLEGE, Page C
School & sports
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SAD 17 staff
SAD 17 calendar
(Continued from Page C) Thursday, Jan. 16 — Early release Friday, Jan. 17 — End of 2nd Quarter Monday, Jan. 20 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day Friday, Jan. 31 — 2nd Quarter report cards distributed Thursday, Feb. 6 — Student/parent/teacher conferences Monday, Feb. 17 — Presidents’ Day Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 18-21 — February vacation Thursday, March 20 — Early release Friday, March 21 — Staff development Friday, March 28 — End of 3rd Quarter Friday, April 11 — 3rd Quarter report cards distributed Monday, April 21 — Patriots’ Day Tuesday-Friday, April 22-25 — April vacation Friday, May 16 — Staff development Monday, May 26 — Memorial Day Saturday, June 7 — High School Graduation Monday, June 16 — Last day of school if all six storm days are used (early release)
SAD 61 staff
(Continued from Page C) Christopher Deprey as a year-round, full-time Custodian at Lake Region High School. He has been employed by SAD 61 as a Substitute Custodian for three years in both short and long-term assignments. He also has experience as a fill-in custodian at Lake Region High School. There were six applicants, three were interviewed. Lega Medcalf as Lake Region Vocational Center Administrative Secretary, replacing Tami Prescott. She has been employed by SAD 61 as a Substitute Teacher since 2006 and most recently as long-term substitute LRVC Administrative Secretary. There were five applicants, three were interviewed.
(Continued from Page C) Achievement with a Social Conscience. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael’s is located in Burlington, Vt. Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities. Eric was presented the book, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (HarperCollins 2000) by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael’s College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author. Kaitlyn Horan and Jason Stefano, both of Fryeburg, have been named to Plymouth State University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 during the spring semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These credit hours must be in courses that earn grade points and the student must have completed all such courses attempted. Heather McNally of Raymond joined 11 other students from Bob Jones University (Greenvill, S.C.) this summer for an eight-week mission trip to Africa. Team leader Dr. Dan Olinger, a member of BJU’s Bible faculty, coordinated work in four locations — Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon and South Africa — in ministries as diverse as children’s Bible clubs, preaching, teaching, singing, tutoring and engaging in medical work. A medical subteam worked in Cameroon while a group of education majors tutored at an orphanage in Mwanza, Tanzania. Heather is a junior majoring in Christian Missions. The team worked with missionaries in some locations and with no cultural bridge in others, developing relationships with African nationals and learning cross-cultural communication and ministry methods from them. “Life in the states is unlike life anywhere else,” Dr. Olinger said. “And most American young people are isolated from the rest of the world by two oceans, a language barrier, and significant cultural differences. I love giving these students a chance to learn the good ways that other cultures do things and the wisdom the African believers bring to living for Christ in those other cultures.”
Freedom of the Hills
Hikers make visit to Province Mountain
“Why are we doing this? What becomes clearer and clearer to us as we hike is ...it’s not about the hike. It’s about the friendship that grows between us as we climb, It’s about absorbing the natural splendor and incredible beauty around us as we slog up and clamber down, It’s about facing the wrath of the weather…” Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper from “It’s Not About The Hike” By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Province Mountain (1,176 feet) is a small hill overlooking Province Lake in New Hampshire and Maine. The mountain probably gets its name from the lake, a water body of 1,008-acres located 70% in New Hampshire and 30% in Maine. Province Mountain sits astride the New HampshireMaine state line, and the two trails to the summit of the mountain both begin in New Hampshire and cross into Maine at the mountain’s summit. Part of Province Mountain is in Effingham, N.H., home to a total of 81 mountain summits and peaks. The Maine side of the mountain is in Parsonsfield, home to a total of 98 mountain summits and peaks. Province Mountain is in private ownership, and access to the trails and the summit is with the permission of the landowners. Stay on the trails and do nothing to disturb the land through which they pass. Fires and camping are not allowed. Respect the rights of the landowners so that they will continue to allow hiker access to this pretty little peak and its wonderful views. The two trails to the summit of Province Mountain have no names, nor are they blazed or marked with trail makers. One climbs the mountain from the north from Butler Field/Wilkinson Road while the other comes from the west off Stevens Corner Road/Newfield Road. Although not named nor marked, both trails are trav-
The Denmark Mountain Hikers at the summit of Province Mountain. Above, Province Lake and Green Mountain from the summit of Province Mountain. (Photos by Allen Crabtree) eled enough so that they are easy to follow. For a modest summit and an easy, short climb, Province Mountain offers excellent views of Province Lake, Green Mountain, the Ossipees and the Sandwich Range to the north. The southern ledges offer views of southern Maine, the Moose Mountains and the Belknap Range. The Denmark Mountain Hikers climbed Province Mountain on the west trail. There is room for about six cars at to park a wide spot in the road next to an old logging landing, across from the west trailhead. The trail is an active snowmobile/ATV trail and was easy to follow, with a couple of wet spots to negotiate. The day we climbed was perfect with unlimited views from the summit and lots of ripe wild blueberries all over the summit ledges. Hike facts Province Mountain is located in Carroll County, Effingham, N.H. Difficulty: Easy Trail distance: 0.8 miles to summit by either the north or west trails Hiking time: 30 to 45 minutes to summit by either trail Elevation: 1,176 feet Vertical gain: 576 feet from north parking area
Coordinates: 43° 40’ 08” N; 70° 58’ 40” W Topographic Maps: USGS West Newfield 7.5minute quad Directions to the Butler Field/Wilkinson Road Trailhead: From Denmark go west on the Brownfield Road through Brownfield and into New Hampshire. At Eaton, N.H., go south (left) on Route 153 to Effingham Falls. Turn east (left) on Route 25 and then turn south (right) on Route 153 just before the Ossipee River. Continue south on Route 153 through Lords Hill, Center Effingham and South Effingham. Province Lake is on the right just after the Province Lake Country Club. Turn left onto Butler Field Road 0.2 miles from the New Hampshire-Maine state line, about halfway
along the lakefront beach. Butler Field Road becomes Wilkinson Road. This is a private road. Drive 0.3 miles past the camps to a gate. There is room on the edge of the road for a few cars — don’t block the gate. Walk up the road 0.2 miles to the second curve where there is a small sign “Trail” and a rock cairn on the right. The trail is not blazed. The summit is 0.6 miles farther, or a total of 0.8 miles of hiking. Directions to the Stevens Corner Road/Newfield Road Trailhead: Follow the above directions from Denmark to Province Lake. Continue on Route 153 (Province Lake Road) to the end of the beach and follow the road up the hill for 1.3 miles past Butler Field Road. Just past an old cemPROVINCE, Page C
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Bees under attack
Causes: disease, stress, pest
By Chris Rogers Guest Writer Most people have read about or seen on the news something about the loss of honeybees called colony collapse disorder. This is a condition in which the bees appear to simply vanish from a hive. The condition appears to be a combination of a virus complex, bee diseases, stress and a tick-like pest called the varroa mite. To put this mite in perspective for you, make a fist and place it on your body. That’s the size of this mite on a honeybee. How would you like to have a tick like that on you? Colony collapse disorder has brought the spotlight on
a bigger problem, the decline of all pollinators worldwide. The problems are many and come from various sources. Let’s look at some of the common issues: • Pesticides and their use. There are approximately 500 pesticides that are, or have been, licensed for use in the United States. Some of these are incorporated into the plant called systemic pesticides. These pesticides will also be found in the plant’s nectar and pollen. Bees and native pollinators live on nectar and pollen! • Commercial agriculture. About one-third of all foods depend on pollination from bees. Modern agricultural practices involve plant-
ing massive tracts of land in a one-plant source called monoculture. Weed treatment is used to keep out unwanted vegetation so that there is nothing for miles but one kind of plant. There are pollinators that live their entire lives on a single source of nectar and pollen. This is not at all a healthy diet for these creatures. It could be equal to you or I eating only apples three meals a day our whole lives! • Stress and honeybees. Commercial beekeepers move bees all over the country for pollination. Some places include California for almond pollination, Florida for oranges, and Maine for apples and blueberries. HELPING THE LIBRARY — Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Race Director, Jim Cossey, Moving bees is incredibly presents a $500 check (the proceeds of the 2013 race) to Shannon Slayton, president of the North Bridgton Public Library Board of Trustees. BEES, Page C
Landscape for nature workshop GRAY — Expert native landscaping staff from Skillin’s Greenhouses in Cumberland will be on hand on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. The staff will have a variety of potted native shrubs, trees and plants that are suitable for planting in your yards; and are great for providing wildlife food and shelter as well. Songbirds, small mamTHERE’S NO BUZZ in some bee hives because of colony mals and even some reptiles collapse disorder. and amphibians can benefit from providing the proper natural food, water and shelter in ‘micro-habitats’ around your home. In addition, these plantings can beautify your property; and provide wind-
breaks or heating and cooling benefits to your home. Fall will soon be upon us, and is a fine time to transplant new shrubs and trees. Better yet, this great selection of native plants will be on sale! Skillin’s will also have handouts and other native “wildscaping” information available. The public can also visit the wildlife park’s Demonstration Wildlife Garden, and Wetlands and Wildlife Trails, to see and learn more about the native plants that benefit a variety of Maine wildlife. www.skillins.com The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by LANDSCAPE, Page C
CHECK PRESENTED — Bridgton Community Center Executive Director, Carmen Lone, accepts a $500 donation from the Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Road Race from Race Director, Jim Cossey. The race is also presenting $500 checks to three other local charities.
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light no fires and do not camp overnight. Both the north trail and the west trail are about the same difficulty, climbing through mixed hardwoods to the ledges at the top of the mountain, and neither one is marked. The west trail is an active snowmobile/ATV trail. Both trails are well worn and not difficult to follow. The views of Province Lake and the Ossipee Mountains from the summit are fine. Although Province Mountain sits astride the Maine-New Hampshire State Line, it is not listed in either the AMC White Mountain Guide or the AMC Maine Mountain Guide. Neither trail is marked on the USGS West
Newfield 7.5 minute topographic map of the mountain, nor on the New Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer. What to bring: Clothes suitable to the season (hat, gloves, jacket), rain gear, touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be on the Sawyer Pond in Albany, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb check The Bridgton News community calendar.
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(Continued from Page C) etery on the right, pass Pick Pocket Road on the right and then take the next immediate left on Stevens Corner Road/Newfield Road, a dirt road. Follow this road for 0.2 miles and just past the Nutter cemetery on the right there is room to park at an old
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN LOVELL In February of this year there was a tragic fire in the center of Lovell Village. A historic building, consisting of five condo office units, burned to the ground. In June of this year this property was purchased by Menotomy Consulting and Development, Inc., of Sweden, Maine, with plans to build a one-story, two-unit office building. The building will have white clapboards, architectural shingles and appropriate window design, in keeping with the other buildings in the village district. Each unit will be around 1,000 SF in size. Construction has started and plans are to move ahead quickly. Lovell Village is on Route Five, which is also the Main Street through the town of Lovell, a major north/south highway affording quick and easy access to eight or more nearby towns. There are many small businesses in Lovell and a vast number of homes surrounding Kezar Lake; Route Five is also a major highway toward Sunday River and other recreational areas in western Maine. If you would like to learn more about leasing one of these office units, please call:
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HIGHLAND LAKE REGATTA Photos courtesy of Vernon Russell
Landscape talk (Continued from Page C) the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW. The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily now through Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m. Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 4-12; $7 for adults; and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Bring a picnic and spend the day! For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977 or visit online at www.mainewildlifepark.com
Bees under attack (Continued from Page C) hard on them, but is a necessary practice in our modern world. We are lucky that the honeybee has tolerated this repeated displacement for so long. There is some positive news about bees in Maine. This reprieve comes from the hobby beekeeper. Every spring, there are hundreds and probably thousands of new colonies of bees started across the state by new and established beekeepers. We are a crazy bunch that let our lawns run free with weeds and shun almost any kind of pesticide. We will all but run each other over to go rescue a swarm of bees from a tree or relocate a bumblebee nest. We have beekeeping groups for support and to stay up on the modern beekeeping practices. You too can help bees and native pollinators by minimizing your pesticide use to only when you truly need them. Do not use pesticides on open flowers. Use granular or pelletized formulas at night to minimize the chances of harming pollinators. Providing bee friendly flowering plants or trees gives bees a food source. Know and talk to your local beekeeper(s), and encourage others to think about our best pollinators, the honeybee. Check out the Maine State Beekeepers website for more information about bees in Maine. Thank you for thinking of bees and native pollinators. Chris Rogers owns and operates Backwoods Bee Farm, a small beekeeping operation selling honeybee products and beekeeping supplies in Windham. Chris was the guest speaker at the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club meeting on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7:15 a.m. at the Alliance Church, Route 117, in Bridgton. BUILDING 40+ YEARS IN THE LAKES REGION AREA
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PLUGGING IN THE RACE RESULTS — Logging in race times during the 21st Highland Regatta held on Aug. 3 in Bridgton are race directors Brook Sulloway (left) and Steve Collins.
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At the races next: Loon Echo Trek
Saturday, Sept. 21, Loon Echo Trek The mountains are calling. This September, choose between either a stunning six-mile “taste trek” across the ridge of Pleasant Mountain or cycle 25, 50 or 100 miles through the beautiful northern Sebago lakes region. All routes promise breathtaking scenery, supported rest stops and spirited volunteers. Be proud you helped protect land for future generations. Plus, receive a free performance t-shirt (first 200 registered) made by Atayne, barbecue lunch provided by Blizzards Pub, Allagash beer, and massages courtesy of HealthSource when you finish. Choose your own trek: 25-mile trek: Designed for the novice cyclists, the beautiful route includes a few hills but mostly gently rolling terrain. Ride from Shawnee Peak up Knight’s
Hill Road to Lovell to the Fryeburg Rest Stop (mile 12) and return. Check in between 8 to 10 a.m., depart at 10 a.m. 50-mile trek: Add a few more miles and a few more hills. For the weekend warrior cyclists, don’t miss the farm houses, villages and picturesque rivers ahead. Continue past the 12mile mark and head to the White Mtn. National Forest Basin and return. Check in between 8 and 10 a.m., depart at 10 a.m. 100-mile trek: The Toughest Century in Maine. Start bragging now. The century reaches 1,600 feet at its top elevation, with a 1,200-foot vertical descent through Evans Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. Ride starts at 8 a.m., check in at 7 a.m. The Loon Echo Land Trust maintains nearly 22 miles of trails in Western Maine. Come experience
SUCCESSFUL SWIM ACROSS THE LAKE — Pictured are the successful Harrison Rec swimmers with their “I swam across Crystal Lake 2013” T-shirts and their support team. Swimmers were: Dimitri DiBiase, Mae Milo, Amy Milo, Leigh Ann Dufresne, James Mazer, Linda Herskovitz, Carson Brynie, Katie Murrin, Hannah Murrin, Jackie Patek, Catrina Wilson, Theresa Wilson and Noah Currier. Everyone arrived safely to shore under 1 hour and 8 minutes. Kayakers and canoers who paddled nearby to assure the safety of all swimmers were: Jess DiBiase, Garrett Hudanish, Joey Gallant, Michelle Basselett, Bobbie Scribner, Trish Murrin, Joy Norkin, Sophie Milo and James and Julia Plante. the six most beautiful miles as you hike along the ridge of Pleasant Mountain. At every clearing, marvel at the stunning landscapes the Land Trust protects with your support. The 6.2-mile hike, with 1,600 feet vertical gain, takes most hikers between four to six hours to complete — challenging and fun for the whole family. Reward yourself at the three highest peaks with gourmet treats and outstanding views of Mount Washington and the surrounding countryPhone: Fax: Outside ME:
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side. Shuttle service to and from Shawnee Peak departs every 20 minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please note, due to an agreement with our landowner, the hike is limited to 50 participants, so register now, as it will sell out. Fees: Hike, adults, preSept. 11 $60, on Trek day $70; bike adults, $80 and $95; under 18, $30 and $30.
For more information, go to www.loonechotrek.org Sunday, Oct. 13, Fall Foliage 5K & Fun Run The 14th annual Fall Foliage 5K and Fun Run to benefit the Tony Waldeier Scholarship program will be held in Waterford. The “out and back” course starts in the historic Village Flat. The children’s Fun Run is at 11:30 a.m. Registration is $5. The 5K run or walk
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starts at noon. Pre-registration fee is $15; race day $20. Online registration at www.active.com; check the website www.waterfordfall5k.com Also, there will be a Chili Cookoff, sponsored by the Waterford/Harrison PTO. Racers receive free samples, while the public can enjoy chili at a nominal cost. Hot dogs and baked goods will also be for sale.
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Sat., Aug. 24 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon 17 So. High St., Bridgton Bridgton – Stunning 1867 Victorian home intown, offering 10 acres, gorgeous front farmer’s porch, large eatin kitchen with wood stove, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, gorgeous wood floors, 2 wood stoves, fireplace, huge barn, paved driveway and nice landscaping. Lots of options for use!........$324,000. DIRECTIONS: From Food City in Bridgton, take Rt. 302 West to top of the hill, then turn left at monument to So. High St. #17 is on the right.
Harrison – LONG LAKE BARGAIN! One person’s “camp” is another’s “cottage.” Take a look at this great East Shore Long Lake property and you decide. Sleep a crowd here in 4 bedrooms, relax on the spacious deck and spend many hours boating, swimming, etc. on the water...........................$289,900.
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Stoneham – Adorable seasonal cottage at water’s edge, with 150 ft. private waterfront on Keewaydin Lake. Gradual sandy entrance with mountain and lake views. 2nd bedroom is on the enclosed porch......... ..........................................$159,900.
Bethel – Great 3-unit apt. building close to Sunday River for rentals. Directly across from the Bethel Inn Golf Course. Needs some love, but selling much below value due to short sale. Great investment property....................................$165,000.
Bridgton – Cute 2-bedroom, 1 full bath cottage w/large loft upstairs and great screened-in porch in back. Front deck adds lots of living space and wood stove heats things up nicely. Needs some love, but great deal with all Knights Hill amenities...$127,000.
CESS ER AC T A W D DEEDE NAPLES – Great Investor or Owner-Occupied Building. Direct Access/Exposure to Route 302. Four Separate Units with 1260 sq. ft., a half bath and garage bay. Separate heat and electric. $299,900. MLS #1096596
HARRISON – 3-bedroom, 2-bath cape in immaculate condition, with ROW to sandy beach just steps away. 1-car garage under. Sunny 4-season glassed-in porch in the back. Only $219,900. MLS #1086444
NAPLES – Exceptional value! Beautiful Contemporary home with views of tthe water and deeded access to waterfront community (includes boat slip/dock). This is a “MUST SEE.” Open concept kitchen/living/dining with fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, family room, guest room and garage with carport. $269,000. MLS #1090054
RTY PROPE E T A L U IMMAC Bridgton – Sunny 3-bedroom, 2bath home in private neighborhood, tucked away. Slate entryway with wood stove, master bedroom and large bath on 1st floor, 2 bedrooms upstairs with 2nd full bath. Large addition off back adds tons of room to kitchen area. 1-car garage, paved drive.........$140,000.
Bridgton – Privately situated high on a hill, within walking distance to town. Farmhouse with newer 24’x32’ garage with 100 amp and 220 service. Game room in barn. Living room with cathedral ceilings and windows to private back yard. Warm blend of old and new... ..........................................$154,500.
Paris – Executive Home with many quality features. Gorgeous views of the valley, lakes and Mt. Washington on 31 acres! Amenities include kitchen with island, cherry cabinets, master bedroom with views and private bath, finished basement with sauna, 4 bedrooms, heated garage, 3bedroom septic...................$595,000.
HARRISON – CRYSTAL LAKE ROW – 3bedroom, 2 1/2-bath ranch with everything new except for the shell 3 years ago, on ± 1.6 acres. 2-car garage under with room to finish off and already has 1/2 bath. Stainless steel appliances with granite countertops. Large back deck. Master bedroom with master bath (with walk-in shower). You have to see this! New windows, doors, furnace, electric., plumbing, insulation, sheetrock, etc. $255,900. MLS #1091206
OTISFIELD – IMMACULATE raised ranch, beautifully-landscaped ±2 private acres. Open cathedral living/kitchen/dining area with ash floors. 2-car heated garage, family room, 1/2 bath with laundry in basement. Master with full bath (with whirlpool tub). Trex deck, aboveground pool! Not a driveby! $219,975. MLS #1103446
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West Paris – Attractive raised ranch with in-law apartment OR home-based business! Use your imagination. Full, finished walkout basement. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, lovely landscaped yard with multiple fruit trees, paved driveway and 2-car garage..............$175,000.
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Bridgton – Newer contemporary home w/rights & views of Moose Pond. Low traffic ROW very close by. 3-BR, 2-BA home has vaulted ceilings, skylights, lg. screened porch, garage, workshop & central air. VERY DESIRABLE LOCATION ON MOOSE POND! 2bedroom septic.......................$199,000.
Harrison – Exceptional property!! 78-acre parcel with open fields, pasture, stone walls and some woodland with scenic mountain views. A great location for your dream home with plenty of room for horses, cattle, etc. Great subdivision potential!........... .......................................................................$209,900.
Waterford – Large 28-acre parcel with views of Crystal Lake and Mt. Washington. 2 drilled wells, storage shed and electricity on site. Nice location to build with views and potential to subdivide...$99,000.
Harrison – Warm and inviting trilevel home, located on a sunny, spacious intown lot, offers 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large great room, sunny kitchen w/direct access to yard, a 2room home office/den/study w/half bath plus attached garage. Large yard for garden, pets, etc............$163,900.
Bridgton – 2 lots for sale with views of Shawnee Peak from the back of each lot, nicely-wooded ± 2.29 and 2.16-acre lots ready for your vacation or primary residence. Just minutes to town or Shawnee Peak Ski Resort and Moose Pond.....$75,000 per lot. Bridgton – Wooded 2.8-acre building lot in North Bridgton, located next to home which is also for sale .........................................................................$30,000. This is Maine at her best, “The Way Life Should be”!
BRIDGTON – NEW CONSTRUCTION! Only $129,900! Come pick your colors. 26'x40' ranch with great allowances for cabinets, NAPLES – NEW HOME TO BE BUILT – This flooring. Possible 2-car garage under. 3 Ranch home offers open concept living, 2 lots to choose from in back of small 6-lot bedrooms, 1 bath, deck. Close to Sebago Lake subdivision. MLS #1099346 State Park, Shawnee Peak and downtown Naples amenities: shopping, banking, public beach, library and schools. Call today for more BRIDGTON – ±.52-acre corner lot which details/options! $120,000. MLS #1084676 is level and all grass and stone walls. Has
NAPLES – 3-bedroom, 1-bath ranch with new windows, siding, roofing, flooring, lights, bathroom, hearth in 2009. Attached 14'x24' garage with large storage shed. Trex deck with aboveground pool. $124,900. MLS #1106590
OTISFIELD – 3-bedroom, 1-bath cape in great shape for Only $99,900 on ±1-acre lot. Right on the Casco/Otisfield line. FHW furnace 2004. Hurry before this one's gone! MLS #1095110
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septic design for 3 bedrooms. $14,900. MLS #1085603
BROWNFIELD – VIEWS – Multiple mtn. vista options for you to choose from as you customize your “Dream Home” on this private, surveyed 8-acre lot with easy access. Min. to Stone Mtn. Arts Center. Live and play in the Western mountains of Maine and New Hampshire! Close to N. Conway and Bridgton. $124,500. MLS CASCO – Stunning 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath #1078990 2007-built Craftsman-style home on Sebago NAPLES – Nice buildable lot located on Lake. Open living with lots of glass, field- cul-de-sac in small subdivision with protecstone fireplace, master bedroom with tive covenants and restrictions. Other lots attached bath (with steam shower and claw and house packages available. $16,900. foot tub). 2 large bedrooms on 2nd floor MLS #1007029 with full bath, full basement with walkout, NAPLES – ±.70-acre lot on quiet, priwaiting for you to finish. Remote access vate road with 1-car garage, temporary home system. $769,900. MLS #1086026 power, older septic system. $35,000. MLS #1084219
NAPLES – Generous-sized lot available in beautiful subdivision with good protective covenants and restrictions. Only a few lots left. Private area. On town map U52 lot #11. $29,900. MLS #1087415 NAPLES – ±2-acre lot in cul-de-sac of developed subdivision not far from town. $26,000. MLS #1100136 NAPLES – Large buildable lot on nice culde-sac in small subdivision w/protective covenants and restrictions. Other lots and house packages available. $22,900. MLS #1007022 NAPLES – Big lot at end of road in beautiful subdivision with good protective covenants and restrictions. Very few lots available. Town map is U52 lot 12. $32,500. MLS #1087505 NAPLES – ±5.5-acre lot with lots of places to build that home with plenty of privacy and trees. Only $36,900 MLS #1061238
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Free Tai Chi workshop Aug. 28 The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing is offering a free Tai Chi workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Introduction to Tai Chi: Foundations of Health and Recovery will take place Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Taoist Tai Chi Society’s Center, 41 Depot Street, Bridgton. Join Tai Chi instructors Daniel Brouder, Carol O’Neill and Judy Melcher-King and find out how Tai Chi’s gentle movements help reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, improve circulation, breathing, balance and sense of wellbeing, at any age and physical ability. Pre-registration is required and available by phone at 795-8250; toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www. PHOTO CORRECTION — In last week’s coverage dempseycenter.org of the Tour de Lovell, a photo cutline of the lead pack approaching the finish line incorrectly identified a rider.
Winner Ryan Laperle of Bethel and CCB International Racing was ahead of this group, and appears in a photo above courtesy of Bobbi Burke.
S.A.D. #61 • Bus Routes • 2013–2014
2013–2014 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 #18 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 Street
Bus #17 Bus #17 Bus #16
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 Willis Park Road to Naples Line
Bus #3 Bus #2 Bus #7 Bus #18 Bus #19 Bus #18 Bus #21 Bus #15 Bus #3
ROUTE 11 Johnson Hill Road to Route 302
ROUTE 114 Standish line to Naples line Naples line to Roosevelt Trail (Route 302)
Bus #4 Bus #19
ROUTE 107 Long Hill to Dyke Mt. Road Convene Road to Bridgton Line Bear Trap to South High Street (Route 117)
Bus #17 Bus #17 Bus #16
S. A. D. #61 BUS ROUTES 2013–2014 SEBAGO – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #17 – J. GWOZDZ Leave High School 5:30 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express to Sebago Road (Rt. 114), to right on Long Hill Road 5:50, Long Hill Road to Dyke Mt. Road, to Robinson Hill Road 6:00, 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 (Rt. 107), left on Hancock Pond Road 6:35, to West Shore Road, turn around, left on Bridgton Road to right on Peabody Pond Road, turn around at end, return back to right on Bridgton Road, to right onto Burnham Road, to High School 7:05, Middle School 7:10. SEBAGO – ELEMENTARY – BUS #17 – J. GWOZDZ 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, to left on Convene Road, right on Hogfat Hill Road, turn around to Barker Pond Road 8:00, return to right on Convene Road, to turn around at Lombard Road, left on Robinson Hill Road, right onto Dyke Mountain Road 8:15, to right on Bridgton Road, right on Rt.107, left on Long Hill Road, to Sebago Elementary 8:25. SEBAGO – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #4 – R. STROUT Leave High School 5:35 A.M., Express via Sebago Road Rt. 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 (Rt. 114) Sebago Road, left on Rt. 114, left on Kimballs Corner Road, to Fosterville Road 6:45, right on Rt. 107 to Burnham Road, right on Burnham Road to High School 7:00, Middle School 7:10. SEBAGO – ELEMENTARY – BUS #4 – R. STROUT Leave High 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 on 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 (Rt. 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, return to Sebago Elementary 8:23. BRIDGTON – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #3 – L. MULCAHY Leave High School 5:55 A.M., right on Rt. 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, Rt. 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 7:05, Middle School 7:10. BRIDGTON – ELEMENTARY – BUS #3 – L. MULCAHY Leave Middle School 7:15 A.M., right on Rt. 302, Express to the 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 (Rt. 302), to Knights Hill Road, left on Knights Hill Road, to Sweden town line 7:58, turn around, back to left on North High Street (Rt. 302), to monument to Gage Street and Main Street, to Walker Street and Main Street, and 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 – C. MAGUIRE Leave High School 5:55 A.M., right on North High Street (Rt. 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 (Rt. 93) 6:30, left to Sweden line on Sweden Road, turn around, right on Sweden Road, to North High Street, left on North High Street 6:45, Express to monument, right on South High Street 6:55, to left on Willett Road, to right on Portland Street, pick up students along Rt. 302 to Kansas Road (Naples), to High School 7:05, Middle School 7:10. BRIDGTON – ELEMENTARY – BUS #2 – C. MAGUIRE Leave Middle School 7:15 A.M., Express to Willis Park Road via Burnham Road, to Portland Road (Rt. 302), left on Portland Road, to Sweden Road, right on Sweden Road, to Bruce Warren Road, to left on North High Street, to right 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 (Rt. 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 #16 – V. CROSBY Leave High School 6:10 A.M., right on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), to left on Burnham Road, to left on Bridgton Road, to turn around at Ingalls Road 6:15, left on (Rt. 107), Bridgton Road to left on (Rt. 117) South High Street, turn around at Denmark line 6:35, return to left on Swamp Road, turn around at Camp Wildwood 6:50, return to South High Street, left on South High Street, to Willett Road, Express to High School 7:05, Middle High School 7:10. BRIDGTON – ELEMENTARY – BUS #16 – V. CROSBY Leave Middle School 7:10, right on Rt. 302, left on Burnham Road, turn left onto Bridgton Road (Rt. 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 (Rt. 107), to South High Street (Rt. 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 at Camp Wildwood, 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 #11 – W. KUVAJA Leave High School 6:00 A.M., right on Portland Road (Rt. 302), Express to Rt. 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 (Rt. 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 right on Wyonegonic Road, to left on North Bridgton Road, to right on Harrison Road, to Pondicherry Square 6:50, Express to High School – 7:03, Middle School 7:10. BRIDGTON – ELEMENTARY – BUS #11 – W. KUVAJA Leave Middle School 7:15 A.M., left onto Kansas Road, to left on Main Street, to right onto Harrison Road (Rt. 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 Brighton Road, to right on Waterford Road 7:55, Waterford Road to Harrison Road, right on Harrison Road, to Brickyard Road 8:00, 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 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 #12 – E. LEIGHTON Leave High School 5:55 A.M., right on Rt. 302, Express to Highland Road 6:05, right on Highland Road, to left on Upper Ridge Road, to left on Common Drive (Highland Point Road), to Common Drive Road, turn around 6:20, return to Upper Ridge Road, to left onto Chadbourne Hill Road, to Quarterhorse Drive 6:30, turn around, left to Middle Ridge Road, to Pond Road, to Oak Street 6:49, pick up on Kansas Road, to Middle School 7:05, High School 7:10. BRIDGTON – ELEMENTARY – BUS #12 – E. LEIGHTON Leave High School 7:15 A.M., Express to Main Street, Bridgton, right on 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 7:45, return to Upper Ridge Road, to right on Chadbourne Hill Road 7:55, to Highland Road, turn left on Kennard Street, left on Nulty Street, to left on Park Street, to left on Elm Street to Bennett Street, to left on Iredale to Main Street, to left on Kansas Road, to left on Oak Street, to left onto Lower Main Street, to right on Pine Street, to left on 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 Rt. 302, Express to Harrison Road (Rt. 35) 6:10, right on Rt. 35, right on Madison Heights Road to top of hill, turn 6:20, return to Harrison Road (Rt. 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 (Rt. 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 Rt. 302, Express to Harrison Road 7:20, left on Harrison Road, to Madison Heights Road, right on Madison Heights Road, to right around the cul-de-sac 7:30, return to 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 Mills Road, to Edes Falls Road, right on Rt. 11, to Sand Road, left on Sand Road, to Roosevelt Trail, to Songo Locks School 8:10. Drop off students, left on Songo School Road, to Roosevelt Trail, Express to Naples/ Casco Before and After Care at Village Green Lane, pick up students, return to Roosevelt Trail, to Songo Locks School 8:25. CASCO/NAPLES – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #14 – S. DYER Leave High School 5:45 A.M. left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express to Poland Springs Road, to right on Edwards Road, to Davis Brook Road 6:05, turn, return to right on Poland Spring Road, to left on Johnson Hill Road, turn around at Keep-A-Way Road 6:15, return to Poland Spring Road, right on Poland Spring Road, to left on (Rt. 121) Meadow Road, turn around at Raymond line 6:38, return to left on Poland Spring Road, to Casco Road, right on Roosevelt Trail, to Middle School 7:00, High School 7:08. CASCO/NAPLES – ELEMENTARY – BUS #14 – S. DYER Leave High School 7:15 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express to Pavillion Road via Casco Road and Poland Spring Road (Rt. 11), right onto Pavillion Road, to left onto Spiller Road, right on Poland Spring Road, right on Webbs Mills Road, to turn around at Trails End Lane 7:35, return to right on Poland Spring Road, to right on Edwards Road, to Davis Brook Road, turn 7:40, return to right on Poland Spring Road, to left on Johnson Hill Road, to turn around at Keep-A-Way 7:50, return to Poland Spring Road, to right on Pine Hill Road 7:58, at the top of the hill, return to right on Poland Spring Road, to Roosevelt Trail to Songo School Road, right on Songo School Road, to Songo Locks School 8:20. CASCO – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #21 – J. WARREN Leave High School 6:08 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express on Roosevelt Trail to Cold Spring Road, (South Casco), start picking up after Cold Spring Road to Alyssa’s Motel 6:30, turn around, Roosevelt Trail to right on Quaker Ridge Road, to right on Libby Road, to turn around at Valley Road 6:35, 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 7:10.
CASCO – ELEMENTARY – BUS #21 – J. WARREN Leave High School 7:20 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express to Tenney Hill Road 7:30, 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 7:50, return to right on Quaker Ridge Road, left on to 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 (Rt. 302), Express to Casco Road (Rt. 11), to left on (Rt. 121) Meadow Road 6:15, to Casco Village, to right onto Mayberry Hill Road, to right to Heath, turn around at Stillwater Road 6:25, return to Thompson Shore Road 6:35, turn around, return to Mayberry Hill Road, return to Meadow Road, right on Meadow Road, to Fish Hatchery Road, turn around, right on Meadow Road, right on Leach Hill Road 6:45, to right on Poland Spring Road, to right on Roosevelt Trail 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 Rt. 302 to left on Rt. 11, Express to left on Leach Hill Road 7:30, to left on Meadow Road, right on Mayberry Hill Road, to right to Heath, to Stillwater Road 7:40, turn around, to Thompson Lake Shores Road 7:45, return to Mayberry Hill Road, right on Meadow Road to town line 7:53, then back down Meadow Road, to straight on Meadow Road, to Raymond town line, turn around 8:05, left onto 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 6:25 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), to left on Tenney Hill Road 6:35, to Poland Spring Road, left on Poland Spring Road 6:45, 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 7:25 A.M. left on Roosevelt Trail, Express to Edes Falls Road on Horace Files Road 7:45, 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 8:13. NAPLES/CASCO – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #15 – A. GIRARD Leave High School 6:15 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express down Roosevelt Trail, start picking up after Tenney Hill Road 6:25, to Cold Spring Road, right on Point Sebago Road 6:30, to turn around, return to Roosevelt Trail, left on Roosevelt Trail, to State Park Road 6:38, 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 7:05, High School 7:10. NAPLES/CASCO – ELEMENTARY – BUS #15 – A. GIRARD Leave High School 7:20 A.M., right on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), to Point Sebago Road, turn around at Point Sebago Resort 7:22, return to right on Roosevelt Trail, start picking up at Point Sebago Road, to Raymond Cape Road, right on Raymond Cape Road 7:45, to left on Hawthorne Road, to left to Roosevelt Trail, to State Park Road 7:54, 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 8:07, return to Songo Locks School 8:13. NAPLES – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #19 – S. McMAHON Leave High School 5:55 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express to right on Lakehouse Road, to Whippoorwill Drive 6:06, turn around and return to right on Gore Road, turn right onto (Rt. 114) Sebago Road, to left on Anderson Road, to turn around 6:20, back to right on Sebago Road, right on Clements Road, to right on State Park Road, to right on Thompson Point Road 6:44, turn around at Snug Harbor Road, return to left on Clements Road, to right on (Rt. 114) Sebago Road, to left on Rt. 302, to Middle School 7:03, High School 7:08 NAPLES – ELEMENTARY – BUS #19 – S. McMAHON Leave High School 7:12 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express to right on Lakehouse Road to end, turn around 7:33, back to Lakehouse Road, to right on Gore Road, to Sebago Road, turn right onto Sebago Road, to Hawkes Road 7:42, turn around, return to right on Clements Road, to right on State Park Road, to right on Thompson Point Road, to Snug Harbor Road, turn around 7:58, to left on State Park Road, to left on Sebago Road, turn around at Loon Haven Campground 8:06, left on Sebago Road, to Roosevelt Trail, to left on Roosevelt Trail to Naples Green, pick up Casco/Naples Before and Aftercare 8:11, right on Roosevelt Trail, to Songo Locks School 8:20. NAPLES/CASCO – HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL – BUS #7 – D. TURNER Leave High School at 6:05 A.M., left on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), Express to left on Casco Road, to Poland Spring Road (Rt.11), to Cooks Mills Road 6:18, return to right on River Road, to turn around at bus turn around 6:25, return to Edes Falls Road, to Casco Road, Express to Lambs Mill Road 6:40, to Chaplin Mills Road, to Perley Road, left on Rt. 302, to Middle School 7:05, High School 7:10. NAPLES/CASCO – ELEMENTARY – BUS #7 – D. TURNER Leave High School 7:17 A.M., right on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 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 7:47, return to right on Walter Hill Road 7:56, to right on Lambs Mills Road, to right on Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), to left on Casco Road, to right on Sand Road 8:10, to Roosevelt Trail, to Songo Locks School 8:15. 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. The District endorses walking distances as follows: K-5 up to one-half (1/2) mile and 6-12 up the three-fourths (3/4) mile. District buses do not travel on private roads. • All students living in the intown Bridgton area will be assigned to a pickup 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 intown 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 drop-off times can be found by going to the District website at (lakeregionschools.org) 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Great Adventure Challenge triathlon results CATEGORY WINNERS Women 17-34: Laura Campbell, 2:36:12 35-39: Jennifer Genovese, 2:48:39 50-Over: Andree Pride, 3:01:28 Men 17-34: Phil Allard, 2:27:39 35-49: Rick Nelson, 2:09:18 50-Over: Kevin Callahan, 2:14:58 Team (Age Total) 51-100: Superflies, 2:31:10 101-150: Team TRT, 2:11:50 151-200: Still the Gymps, 2:13:05 OVERALL STANDINGS 1. Rick Nelson, 2:09:18 2. Team TRT, 2:11:50 3. Still the Gymps, 2:13:05 4. Life is Good, 2:14:13 5. Kevin Callahan, 2:14:58 6. Brian Edwards, 2:17:14 7. Phil Allard, 2:27:39 8. Chris Peter, 2:27:52 9. David Moore, 2:29:31 10. Superflies, 2:31:10 11. Crew 222, 2:32:45 12. William Brown, 2:36:05 13. Laura Campbell, 2:36:12 14. Ed Hofmeister, 2:36:26 15. Nick Wirth, 2:39:18 16. Bob Beaudoin, 2:39:26 17. MacDougall A Team, 2:41:00 18. Team Red, 2:42:30 19. Victory Sun, 2:43:50 20. Mike Adams, 2:45:07 21. Jeff Stack, 2:45:13 22. Robert McMahon, 2:45:21 23. Where’s Bug Spray, 2:45:40 24. A Touch of Class, 2:46:13 25. Ralph Colarusso, 2:47:12 26. Saul Sola, 2:48:21 27. Greg Martin, 2:48:23 28. Barry Towle, 2:48:33 29. Jennifer Genovese, 2:48:39 30. Feisty Foxes, 2:51:39 31. The 3 Quax, 2:51:50 32. Craig Marden, 2:52:03 33. Sarah Brown, 2:52:15 34. Patrick Sansonetti, 2:52:26 35. The Village People, 2:52:56 36. Blair Crawford, 2:53:17 37. Goof Balls, 2:55:28 38. TJ O’Connell, 2:56:05 39. Angela McLeod, 2:58:35 40. Mike Murrin, 2:59:28 41. Andree Pride, 3:01:28 42. Chris Cloutier, 3:04:35 43. MacDougall B Team, 3:05:10 44. David Peck, 3:06:05 45. The Villagers, 3:06:16 46. Clint Myers, 3:06:47 47. Rockets, 3:08:37 48. Roberta McClain, 3:09:12 49. Elizabeth Young, 3:09:43 50. Fruit Loopers, 3:12:25 51. Jeremy Judd, 3:13:28
52. Thomas Tieman, 3:14:36 53. Christine Stack, 3:14:45 54. Darryn Glenn, 3:16:48 55. Nature Trekkers, 3:18:19 56. Ryan Paveglio, 3:21:03 57. Kelley St. Hilaire, 3:22:52 58. Marcy Crosskill, 3:22:55 59. Road Runners, 3:23:03 60. Frank Marston, 3:23:32 61. Mike Marino, 3:23:35 62. Misty Brown, 3:24:11 63. JR Bourget, 3:24:13 64. Robert Greene, 3:25:37 65. Peter Paveglio, 3:26:13 66. Craig Perreault, 3:26:18 67. Galway Gladiators, 3:28:52 68. Lindsey Wassel, 3:32:15 69. Rosemarie Danner, 3:33:21 70. Andrew Norkin, 3:35:03 71. Batman, 3:355:22 72. Shannon Archibald, 3:36:36 73. Glenny and The Jet, 3:36:47 74. Jason McFarland, 3:37:51 75. The Dukes, 3:39:12 76. Liz Rand, 3:48:11 77. Nancy Husarik, 3:48:21 78. Emily Hursty, 3:48:40 79. Jennifer Bae, 3:58:17 80. Mike McLeod, 3:58:19 81. William Hannan, 3:58:45 82. Amy Whynot, 4:18:38 83. Sam Dolgin-Gardner, 4:24:25 84. Goin Strong, 4:29:17 85. David Peet, 4:31:45 86. Thomas Chandler, 4:31:52 87. Susan Bruckenmaier, 4:32:17 88. Alan Hodgkin, 4:39:46 89. Mark West, 4:39:50 90. Rosemarie Chandler, 4:40:15 91. Chace Conroy, 4:40:17 92. Lisa Chase, 5:07:34 KAYAK (2.5 miles) 1. Roberta McClain 28:48 2. Team TRT, 29:57 3. Cavalli Maximilian, 30:13 4. Still the Gymps, 30:13 5. Life is Good, 30:17 6. Ed Hofmeister, 30:35 7. Mike Adams, 30:47 8. Nature Trekkers, 30:51 9. Blair Crawford, 31:00 10. Jeremy Judd, 31:00 11. David Moore, 31:24 12. Superflies, 31:51 13. Thomas Tieman, 31:54 14. MacDougall A Team, 31:57 15. Glenny and The Jet, 32:03 16. Brian Edwards, 32:17 17. Bob Beaudoin, 32:45 18. Kevin Callahan, 33:00 19. Crew 222, 33:03 20. Phil Allard, 33:24 21. Craig Marden, 33:30 22. Victory Sun, 33:47 23. TJ O’Connell, 34:04 24. Rockets, 34:07
WORKING THEIR WAY TOWARD THE SHORE during the kayak competition at Saturday’s sixth annual Great Adventure Challenge, which benefits Good Neighbors Inc. (Photo by Sheila Weeman/www.lakeregionphotography.com)
62. Jason McFarland, 38:34 63. Saul Sola, 39:00 64. Lindsey Wassel, 39:05 65. A Touch of Class, 39:12 66. Mike Murrin, 39:36 67. Shannon Archibald, 39:51 68. Goin Strong, 39:55 69. MacDougall B Team, 39:59 70. David Peck, 40:11 71. The Village People, 40:14 72. Andree Pride, 40:18 73. William Hannan, 40:21 74. Susan Buckenmaier, 40:24 75. Sam Dolgin-Gardner, 40:28 76. Robert Greene, 40:53 77. Andrew Norkin, 41:05 78. Darryn Glenn, 41:12 79. Lisa Chase, 41:19 80. Marcey Crosskill, 41:37 81. Kelley St. Hilaire, 41:40 82. Liz Rand, 41:47 83. Emily Hursty, 41:49 84. Nancy Husarik, 41:51 85. Thomas Chandler, 42:21 86. Chace Conroy, 42:27 87. Rosemarie Chandler, 42:31 88. Road Runners, 42:41 89. Galway Gladiators, 43:47 90. Amy Whynot, 43:55 91. JR Bourget, 47:54 92. Misty Brown, 48:01 93. Jennifer Bae, 51:15 BIKE (16+ miles) 1. Rick Nelson, 1:07:09 2. Brian Edwards, 1:08:49 3. Kevin Callahan, 1:10:32 4. Team TRT, 1:11:35 5. Life is Good, 1:15:44 6. Still the Gymps, 1:18:09 7. Chris Peter, 1:19:26 8. David Moore, 1:21:03 9. Nick Wirth, 1:23:12 10. Crew 222, 1:25:00 11. Ed Hofmeister, 1:26:23 12. Jeff Stack, 1:26:27 13. Phil Allard, 1:26:35 14. Team Red, 1:27:24 15. Barry Towle, 1:27:26 16. Superflies, 1:28:05 17. Robert McMahon, 1:29:35 18. William Brown, 1:30:01 19. A Touch of Class, 1:30:15 20. Saul Sola, 1:30:21 21. Jennifer Genovese, 1:30:42 22. Mike Marino, 1:30:50 23. Ralph Colarusso, 1:31:07 24. Bob Beaudoin, 1:31:17 25. Victory Sun, 1:31:22 26. Laura Campbell, 1:31:56 ROBERTA MCCLAIN jogs to the bike sta- 27. Feisty Foxes, 1:33:26 28. Craig Marden, 1:33:30 tion after completing the kayak event. 25. Jeff Stack, 34:07 26. Greg Martin, 34:09 27. Rick Nelson, 34:15 28. Christine Stack, 34:18 29. Ryan Paveglio, 34:18 30. Batman, 34:21 31. Angela McLeod, 34:27 32. Frank Marston, 34:32 33. Laura Campbell, 34:35 34. Mike Marino, 34:36 35. David Peet, 34:47 36. Chris Peter, 35:01 37. Ralph Colarusso, 35:09 38. The 3 Quax, 35:14 39. William Brown, 35:14 40. Fruit Loopers, 35:26 41. Team Red, 35:46 42. Mike McLeod, 35:48 43. Barry Towle, 35:53 44. Where’s the Bug Spray, 35:57 45. Patrick Sansonetti, 36:11 46. Feisty Foxes, 36:14 47. Sarah Brown, 36:24 48. Chris Cloutier, 36:29 49. Nick Wirth, 36:32 50. The Villagers, 36:57 51. Elizabeth Young, 37:02 52. Robert McMahon, 37:04 53. Jennifer Genovese, 37:16 54. Alan Hodgkin, 37:23 55. Mark West, 37:23 56. Peter Paveglio, 37:37 57. Craig Perreault, 37:49 58. Rosemarie Danner, 37:57 59. Clint Myers, 38:14 60. Goof Balls, 38:20 61. The Dukes, 38:31
29. Greg Martin, 1:33:47 30. MacDougall A Team, 1:34:00 31. Blair Crawford, 1:34:03 32. Thomas Tieman, 1:34:05 33. Where’s Bug Spray, 1:34:30 34. Patrick Sansonetti, 1:35:45 35. Mike Adams, 1:36:30 36. Chris Cloutier, 1:37:38 37. TJ O’Connell, 1:38:43 38. Sarah Brown, 1:38:55 39. The 3 Quax, 1:40:11 40. Mike Murrin, 1:40:24 41. Andree Pride, 1:40:26 42. The Village People, 1:41:46 43. JR Bourget, 1:43:38 44. Misty Brown, 1:43:53 45. Frank Marston, 1:44:13 46. Darryn Glenn, 1:44:32 47. Goof Balls, 1:45:40 48. David Peck, 1:45:44 49. Angela McLeod, 1:45:47 50. Elizabeth Young, 1:46:27 51. Nature Trekkers, 1:47:17 52. The Villagers, 1:49:41 53. Fruit Loopers, 1:50:45 54. Craig Perreault, 1:50:47 55. Peter Paveglio, 1:50:47 56. MacDougall B Team, 1:50:48 57. Roberta McClain, 1:51:04 58. Clint Myers, 1:51:18 59. Shannon Archibald, 1:51:32 60. Jason McFarland, 1:52:01 61. Christine Stack, 1:52:08 62. Jeremy Judd, 1:52:55 63. Kelley St. Hilaire, 1:53:31 64. Marcey Crosskill, 1:53:42 65. Ryan Paveglio, 1:53:45 66. Robert Greene, 1:53:55 67. Batman, 1:54:39 68. Andrew Norkin, 1:55:01 69. Rockets, 1:55:17 70. Road Runners, 1:58:00 71. Liz Rand, 1:58:21 72. Nancy Husarik, 1:58:35 73. Glenny and The Jet, 2:00:24 74. Lindsey Wassel, 2:01:49 75. Galway Gladiators, 2:03:44 76. Rosemarie Danner, 2:05:13 77. Emily Hursty, 2:08:20 78. Jennifer Bae, 2:15:47 79. Sam Dolgin-Gardner, 2:17:55 80. Amy Whynot, 2:18:34 81. Mark West, 2:19:47 82. Alan Hodgkin, 2:19:57 83. The Dukes, 2:20:07 84. Goin Strong, 2:21:53 85. William Hannan, 2:33:38 86. Mike McLeod, 2:34:08 87. Chace Conroy, 2:48:57 88. Thomas Chandler, 2:49:12 RESULTS, Page 10C
This week’s puzzle theme: Geography 101
ACROSS THROUGH THE MUCK, which some riders pedaled 1. He had no cause? 6. Also through it while other stayed closer to the edges. 9. Captain ____ 13. Napoleon’s stay on St. Helena, e.g. 14. Aggravate 15. It killed the radio star? 16. Serving of parsley 17. Actress ___ Thompson 18. More ill 19. Trying experience 21. *”Geographia” author 23. *Mouth to a river, e.g. 24. Call someone 25. PC “brain” 28. Stupor 30. *Gobi or Kalahari, e.g. 35. Os in XOXO 37. Livens up 39. Pang 40. *Capri, e.g. 41. Anklebone 43. Shamu 44. Nigerian money 46. Dharma teacher 47. Chinese restaurant staple, pl. 48. Founder of Scholasticism 50. Winningest Super Bowl coach 52. Marble ___ 53. First in baseball, e.g. 55. Distress signal 57. *Tallest mountain 61. *Deepest lake 64. Japanese-American 65. American Gas Association 67. Like unspoken agreement 69. Garment enlarger 70. Octopus’ defense 71. Olden day anesthetic 72. It shows ownership
73. Poe’s “The Murders in the ____ Morgue” 74. High-pitched
DOWN 1. Hi-___ 2. Montreal baseballer 3. Ethiopean currency 4. Omit or suppress 5. *On a map 6. Cash cache 7. Bonanza find 8. Similar to giraffe but smaller 9. Tarantino’s “____ Bill” 10. Not in action 11. Believe 12. Nemo’s forgetful friend 15. Shrinking ______ 20. To modify a book into a screenplay, e.g. 22. Slight amount 24. Get off an airplane 25. *Most populous country 26. South Korean port 27. a.k.a. Tangelos 29. Eagerness 31. “____ me the money!” 32. It may get you to first base 33. *_____ Mountains 34. Flirt 36. Bone-dry 38. Form of wrestling 42. Chip dip 45. Even though 49. No ___ 51. Hang around 54. Up or down step 56. Type of edible ray 57. “National Velvet” author _ ___ Bagnold 58. *Tropical rainforests contain ninety percent of
the world’s ____ species 59. “___ quam videri” or “To be, rather than to seem (to be)” 60. Instrument type 61. To be very hot
62. Yearn or pine 63. Told an untruth 66. Bearded antelope 68. Give it a go
Solutions on Page 7C
August 22, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C
Spirit rules day at ‘Challenge’ By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Rob Knowles decided to create the Great Adventure Challenge, he hoped to accomplish a couple of goals. One, he wanted to develop a course that would put the “extreme” athlete to the ultimate physical test — thus a three-mile kayak trip along Moose Pond, a 15-mile bike trek and a grueling climb of Pleasant Mountain. Yet, Knowles also wanted to attract the “weekend warrior,” who had a competitive spirit, yet may not quite be ready to reach the Ironman level. Finally, the event was to raise money for a great cause — to help fund the “extras” for clients of Good Neighbors, a local program that works with adults with intellectual disabilities. Saturday’s field encompassed a wide range of athletes. Rick Nelson posted the overall fastest time, completing the triathlon in 2 hours, 9.18 seconds (the record was set by Mike Galoob in 2011 at 1:58, and Nelson was second at 2:02). Team TRT defended its title with a total time of 2 hours, 11.50 seconds — nearly the same mark of a year ago when the group posted a 2:11:02. And, Laura Campbell, who had a scorching run in the opening kayak event, was the top female with a time of 2 hours, 36.12 seconds. Whether an athlete or team was in the Top 10 or lower end of the final standings, Knowles said fellow competitors enthusiastically cheered each participant as they crossed the finish line at the Shawnee Peak Ski Resort
base. “Those who haven’t tried out the Challenge, don’t miss it next year. If you have a goal, train and apply yourself, you can do it. I think Lisa Chase of Bridgton exemplifies the spirit of this event,” Knowles said. “Her competition is to just finish. Every year, she’s either last or almost last, but she finishes and does it to a standing cheering crowd of athletes getting trophies, each of whom respect her character as a fellow competitor. This embodies the spirit of The Great Adventure Challenge.” Nearly two hours after the leaders ended their race day, a “mustached” quintet triumphantly completed their test of physical might and mental toughness. The Barber Shop Quintet included Chace Conroy (age 19 of Washington, D.C.), Rosemarie Chandler (19 of Avon, Conn.), Susan Buckenmaier (19 of Annapolis, Md.), Thomas Chandler (17 of Avon, Conn.) and Dave Peet (21 of Windham, N.H.). “These kids have spent their summers on Highland Lake in Bridgton all of their lives,” said Pam Bruckenmaier, Susan’s mother. “They spend the year at their respective homes, and reunite each summer.” Chace Conroy said only Dave’s mustache lasted the entire race, but their spirits remained high nonetheless! “We enjoyed every part of the course and intend to participate as the Barber Shop Quintet next year as well,” she said. Although competing as individuals, the mustache crew worked together to complete the challenge. They opted not to work as one team
SETTING THE PACE in the opening event, the three-mile kayak on Moose Pond was overall top female finisher Laura Campbell, shown here rounding the second marker.
HEADING TO THE STARTING LINE is a member of team Victory Sun. so they could do the entire five children are from military families — they made race together. The most difficult event sure that no man was left behind,” Chace’s mother, was the bike ride. “They had to beg, borrow Janet, added. A beautiful day. and steal for equipment to Great competition. use, and some of the bikes And, a race community were older than others, making the difficult section even that supported each other. Rob Knowles and his comore so!” Pam Bruckenmaier director, Jessica Knowlessaid. Their goal was to finish Layne could not be happier and have fun together…and with how the sixth annual “Challenge” turned out. The those goals were met! “Although their experi- directors immediately pointences, age and abilities var- ed to a dedicated group of ied greatly, no one felt the volunteers as a driving force need to run ahead and go for behind the event’s success. “As always, this event the ‘win.’ It was a military mentality since four of the could not have come to fruition without the support of a number of groups. First and foremost are the volunteers. They were flawless. The race went off perfectly, the trail system was perfectly prepared by the Shawnee Peak crew, the food was just right and plentiful,” Rob Knowles said. “The beach kayak runners got everyone out and on their way without incident. Behind the scenes, the timing crew did a great job, the safety people were there at the ready, the registration folks got the job done.” Secondly, Knowles thanked the race’s sponsors, including Norway Savings Bank, whose contribution allowed the GAC to offer “great food, trophies and tshirts.” “We had a wonderful band to play all afternoon and gave away a $1,000 kayak package from Saco Bound. Alpine Village Association not only provided funds, but also their HAPPY FINISHERS Kelley St. Hilaire (left) and Marcey Crosskill raise their arms in beach, without this, there would be no event,” Knowles triumph. (GAC Photos by Greg Van Vliet, Sheila Weeman, Drew Sanborn and Wayne Rivet) GAC, Page 10C
ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL — The Barber Shop Quintet were one in spirit, but participated in the Great Adventure Challenge as individuals. Pictured from left to right: Chace Conroy (age 19), Rosemarie Chandler (19), Susan Buckenmaier (19). In the back: Thomas Chandler (17). Missing from the photo was Dave Peet (21).
KEEPING A SMILE ON HIS FACE despite having a broken chain is Mike McLeod.
RIGHT THROUGH THE MUD HOLE — Triathlete Mike Adams splashes through mud and water during Saturday’s Great Adventure Challenge.
HEADING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN and happy about it is Emily Hursty.
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Adventure Challenge results RUN/HIKE (2-miles) 1. Still the Gymps, 24:43 2. Phil Allard, 27:40 3. Rick Nelson, 27:54 4. Life is Good, 28:12 5. Laura Campbell, 29:41 6. Team TRT, 30:18 7. William Brown, 30:50 8. The Village People, 30:56 9. Superflies, 31:14 10. Kevin Callahan, 31:26 11. Goof Balls, 31:28 12. Chris Peter, 33:25 13. MacDougall B Team, 34:23 14. Crew 222, 34:42 15. MacDougall A Team, 35:03 16. Where’s the Bug Spray, 35:13 17. Bob Beaudoin, 35:24 18. Brian Edwards, 36:08 19. The 3 Quax, 36:25 20. A Touch of Class, 36:46
21. Sarah Brown, 36:56 22. David Moore, 37:04 23. Clint Myers, 37:15 24. Mike Adams, 37:50 25. Angela McLeod, 38:21 26. Victory Sun, 38:41 27. Robert McMahon, 38:42 28. Saul Sola, 39:00 29. Rockets, 39:13 30. Team Red, 39:20 31. Mike Murrin, 39:28 32. Ed Hofmeister, 39:28 33. Nick Wirth, 39:34 34. The Villagers, 39:38 35. David Peck, 40:10 36. Greg Martin, 40:27 37. Patrick Sansonetti, 40:30 38. The Dukes, 40:34 39. Jennifer Genovese, 40:41 40. Andree Pride, 40:44 41. Ralph Colarusso, 40:56 42. Galway Gladiators, 41:21 43. Feisty Foxes, 41:59 44. Road Runners, 42:22 45. TJ O’Connell, 43:18 46. Jeff Stack, 44:39 47. William Hannan, 44:46
48. Craig Marden, 45:03 49. Barry Towle, 45:14 50. Fruit Loopers, 46:14 51. Elizabeth Young, 46:14 52. Marcey Crosskill, 47:36 53. Kelley St. Hilaire, 47:41 54. Blair Crawford, 48:14 55. Christine Stack, 48:19 56. Mike McLeod, 48:23 57. Roberta McClain, 49:20 58. Jeremy Judd, 49:33 59. Rosemarie Danner, 50:11 60. Chris Cloutier, 50:28 61. Robert Greene, 50:49 62. Darryn Glenn, 51:04 63. Jennifer Bae, 51:15 64. Lindsey Wassel, 51:21 65. Misty Brown, 52:17 66. JR Bourget, 52:41 67. Ryan Paveglio, 53:00 68. Craig Perreault, 57:42 69. Peter Paveglio, 57:49 70. Emily Hursty, 58:31 71. Andrew Norkin, 58:57 72. Nature Trekkers, 1:00:11 73. Thomas Chandler, 1:00:19 74. Susan Bruckenmaier, 1:00:23
Bridgton Highlands In Thursday Night Scramble action, first gross went to the team of Jake Huntress, Phil Allen, Baillie Axelsen and Quinn Allen with a score of 30. Second gross with a score of 33 went to Steve Bachand, Phyllis Bachand, Donna Bachand and Andrew Boyulou. First net with a 19 went to Jack Ahern, Jim Cossey, Phil Gabardi and Marc Breau. Second net with a 21 went to Michelle Bussiah, Jim Gralt, Nick Torres and Deb Mazzacatto.
In Scotch Foursome play on Sunday, first place went to Bruce Elmer, Larry Tuck and Linda Munger. Second place went to Phil Gabardi, John Eaton, Pauline Elmer and Kathy Blanchard. Bruce Elmer had the longest drive amongst the men on Hole 1, while Yvonne Gluck took the ladies’ honor. In Ladies Golf play, the teams played a “best ball” round. The winning team, with a score of 52, consisted of Pauline Elmer, Eleanor Nicholson and Joanne Cohn. Closest to the pin on hole #10 was
Kathy Blanchard at 4 feet. Closest to the pin on hole #13 was Carolyn Stanhope at 16 feet, 2 inches. White Mountain Seniors On Friday at Oakdale, the foursome of Dick Raymond, Jack Small (Norway), Ron Terciak (Point Sebago) and Faith Bartlett (Waukewan) earned first place with a score of Plus 5 Plus 5. In second place with a Plus 4 Plus 8 were Jon Lang (Concord), Rene Cayer (Oakdale), Earl Clifford and Larry Schieman (Black Mountain).
(Continued from Page C) 89. Rosemarie Chandler, 2:49:14 90. Susan Bruckenmaier, 2:51:30 91. David Peet, 2:56:32 92. Lisa Chase, 2:56:45
LEARNING HER LESSON — Lisa Chase of Bridgton enjoyed better results in the kayak portion of the Great Adventure Challenge Saturday by going with a sleeker vessel than the one she used last year. 75. David Peet, 1:00:26 76. Glenny and The Jet, 1:04:20 77. Frank Marston, 1:04:47 78. Shannon Archibald, 1:05:13 79. Batman, 1:06:22 80. Jason McFarland, 1:07:16 81. Nancy Husarik, 1:07:55 82. Liz Rand, 1:08:03 83. Rosemarie Chandler, 1:08:30
84. Thomas Tieman, 1:08:37 85. Chace Conroy, 1:08:53 86. Amy Whynot, 1:16:09 87. Mike Marino, 1:18:09 88. Sam Dolgin-Gardner, 1:26:02 89. Goin Strong, 1:27:29 90. Lisa Chase, 1:29:30 91. Alan Hodgkin, 1:42:26 92. Mark West, 1:42:40
In third place with a Plus 3 Plus 11 were Scott Kelman (Waukewan), Kal Csigi (Mountain View), Dana Morrill (Lake Kezar) and Chuck Elliott (Colebrook). Closest to the pin was Bob Beckler at 3-feet, 9-inches. Chuck Elliott sank the longest putt at 21feet, 8-inches. Birds: Rene Cayer on 10, Rodney Allen on 11. Plus Points: Chuck Elliott 8, Bill Bisset 7, Earl Clifford 7, Dana Morrill 6, Cy Hunter 5, Ron Terciak 3, John Blanchard 3, Chuck
Patterson 3, Bob McHatton 3. This week: Waumbek. Lake Kezar, Lovell In Tuesday Social League play, the team of Bill Wapenski, Dick Day, Daryl Kenison and Jerry Guyot combined to tie Art Duggan, Pete Malia, Bob Bean and Dave Mills with a score of 84. Chuck Ellis was closest to the pin on Hole 5 at 7-feet, 8-inches while Pete Malia was closest on Hole 16 at 8-feet, 8-inches. Greenie: George Bassett, Dan Roy and George Harden.
Chip shots from Lake Region area fairways
LOVELL — The Greater Lovell Land Trust will host its final guided walk of the summer season at the Kezar River Reserve on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. The trails at the Kezar River Reserve wind through flat and sloping terrain, which has been shaped by the steady forces of nature since the last glacier receded from our landscape 10,000 years ago. Activity level: Moderate with some steeply sloped terrain. E-mail bridie.mcgreavy@ maine.edu, call the GLLT office at 925-1056, or visit the website at www.gllt.org
FA bike team
The Fryeburg Academy Mountain Bike Team will start practice on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at noon at the ski room. Contact FA Athletic Director Sue Thurston at 9352031 for more information.
Lake Region Middle School football begins Monday, Aug. 26. Pick up equipment between 4 to 5:30 p.m. Practice is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All necessary paperwork needs to be turned in. The school nurse will be in during the day of Aug. 26 to assist all middle school athletes. For more information, call Athletic Director Paul True at 693-6221, ext. 231.
HARRISON — In Harrison Bocce Week #13 action, Scott’s beat Henry’s Concrete 4-1; Long Lake and Caswell House tied 3-3; Worster’s edged Aces 3-2; and Mentus rolled past Ruby Slippers 4-2. North Division: Mentus +16, Ruby’s +1, Ace’s -6, Caswell House -15. South Division: Scott’s +15, Worster’s +5, Henry’s Concrete -6, Long Lake -11.
(Continued from Page C) added. “And of course, last but certainly not least, the participants. The atmosphere surrounding this event is a direct result of hard work on their part, but also an understanding this is really a fun event and is approached in that vein.”
Opinion & Comment
August 22, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D
Planning Front by Anne Krieg Bridgton Director of Planning, Economic & Community Development
A desktop update
Hi again to residents and visitors! This is an update on what projects are on my desk: Signs Downtown We need nice new signs downtown, right? This project is partially active on my desk as the funding for putting up new signs will not be available until July 2014 under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG.) In the meantime, we know (staff, that is) that we must work with the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) on the off-premise signs from Route 302 as MDOT has jurisdiction. Another element for this effort is to work with the Planning Board to evaluate their sign ordinance to make some allowances for off-premise signs advertising businesses without causing what I call “sign pollution.” Right now, offpremise signs can only direct to municipal services such as buildings or parking, or generic references to an area (as in PROJECTS, Page D
PINK PARADE – Nature’s fireworks light up the garden with a dazzling display.
Bird Watch: Look to the sky
I love big birds, especially when they stand still. A great blue heron glides in over the water of the cove with wings outstretched and long legs trailing behind. It pulls its wings back, thrusts its legs forward, and lands expertly on a large boulder beside the shore. There it stands, tall, handsome, motionless, and easy to identify. While it is easy to recognize a great blue heron on land, it can be more challenging to identify one in the air. The size of a distant flying bird is difficult to judge, but one thing to look for is how the bird moves its wings in flight. In general larger, heavier birds, with large wings, make slow powerful strokes. Smaller, lighter birds fly with faster wing beats. In the air, the great blue heron looks big, flaps its wings slowly and gracefully, and trails its long legs behind. Like all herons and egrets, in
Medicare nugget By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor There are several medical services that original Medicare does not cover. They include: • Alternative medicine • Cosmetic surgery • Most care you receive outside of the United States • Most dental care • Eyeglasses • Hearing aids • Non-emergency transportation • Personal or custodial care (unless you also need skilled nursing care). For services that Medicare does cover under Part B, there’s usually a 20% coinsurance that you or your supplemental insurance must pay. There is no coinsurance or co-pay, however, for a large number of “preventive” services like colonoscopies or mammograms. The rules may be different if you’re in a Medicare Advantage plan and some Medicare Advantage plans partially cover some of the services listed above. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.
Bird Watch by Jean Preis BN Columnist flight it pulls its long neck back in an S-shape. One morning last week, we were paddling our kayaks slowly up the lake when I happened to look up to see an adult bald eagle looking down at me from its perch in a dead pine tree. As soon as we looked at one another the bird took off across the lake, flapping its big wings slowly and powerfully as it gradually gained altitude. It flew out of sight, flapping all the way, but often when we see a bald eagle over the lake it is gliding, scouting for fish down below. The eagle is about the same size
as the great blue heron, but heavier, and the adult has the familiar white head and tail. Immature bald eagles can be dark brown, or show various amounts of white splotches in the plumage, but at any age a bald eagle flies like a big, heavy bird. According to Hawks In Flight, by Dunne, Sibley, and Sutton, large birds move their wings slowly and deliberately. When bald eagles glide, they hold their blunt, broadly proportioned wings out flat to the side. A turkey vulture, another large bird we often see soaring overhead, also has blunt, broadly pro-
portioned wings, but holds its wings up in a V-shaped dihedral, and is the only large bird around here that very noticeably rocks from side to side in flight. It is always useful to become familiar with locallycommon birds, so that if a different bird shows up we will be able to recognize it. A few days ago, when a woman who lives nearby phoned to say that all day she had been watching a sandhill crane in the field by her house, I quickly gathered up my binoculars and drove to her house to see it. About as tall as a great blue heron, with a six-foot wingspan, sandhill cranes have a red patch on the front of the head and a large clump of feathers that droops over the rump, like a bustle. They breed in a large area across the northern United States, Alaska and much of Canada, and are uncommon SKY, Page D
(De Busk Photo)
It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist
Sunrise versus the Sunsets?
Does the sun ever get applause for setting? Yes, it does. On Summer Solstice, I have been on Anchorage’s coastal trail when the crowds stop. All the people face west, watch with anticipation and applaud the sun when it sets. It’s the longest day of the year; and I guess Alaskans need to give the sun some recognition for going that extra mile. Part of the reason for the clapping hands is because little time passes before the sun pops back up. Everyone gets a twofor-one. Everyone is treated to a sunset/sunrise combination without much waiting. In the movie, City of Angels, the angels who walk on the earth congregate at the beach to watch the sunrise. During every sunrise and each sunset, the angels can hear that music that accompanies that brief moment. Most of the population would be split on whether they SUNRISE, Page D
The death and life(?) of a great city
Detroit — First in the American League, Central Division. First in major city bankruptcy. I visited Detroit briefly about 20 years ago, driving through the city to its worldclass art museum. I say city — it was more like an immense, rubble-strewn meadow with occasional structures left standing and a skyline of modern office buildings. It very much resembled Pompeii, which has more contiguous buildings and far more people on the streets. Both of them equally dead. Pompeii better managed albeit in part still buried in ashes and mud; Detroit bereft of smart management and deeply buried
in debt. Detroit owes some $18 billion without the income to cover it. An appointed manager will propose a plan of how to deal with this burden. Among the proposals: get help from the state or federal governments; sell off the museum and other assets; reduce worker pensions and health care; or make the bondholding creditors suffer. Old-timers among you will remember when Detroit was synonymous with automobile manufacture. The car factories and other manufacturers — as in other rust-belt cities — are mostly gone now, fled south and overseas. The population, once America’s fifth largest
city when it totaled 1.85 million, now reaches 700,000. Unlike Detroit, Pittsburgh, the former steel metropolis, successfully weaned itself off dependency on steel; it imported modern industry, technology, arts, education, health industry, thereby escaping bankruptcy. Certainly, Pittsburgh also had better management, less corruption.
Detroit’s history is that of many older American cities: A thriving manufacturing sector pulls in immigrants from overseas and gives them a good living without worrying about a college or even high school degree. Some make it upward; others are content to stay put. Demand for labor persists after each of our World
Wars. Blacks from the south — poorly-equipped for northern urban life — move in. Whites flee to the suburbs. Racial strife in the 1960s. The suburbs assume no responsibility for the city’s finances. They flourish; Detroit decays. Crime increases; police protection fades; more people move out. What are Detroit’s options now? Don’t count on a state or federal bailout. First, tightfisted Republicans hold the purses in both places. Second, helping Detroit would create a precedent; how many other Detroits are apt to stretch out their begging hands in the tough months to come? CITY, Page D
tents; To Hayes True Value Hardware for their generosity with so many things we needed and for cutting us a little slack on timing; To Julia Marino, who stepped up and into the kitchen with skilled creativity and quiet energy, transforming garden produce into sumptuous dishes that fed hundreds of folk, served them up, and then came back in and cleaned up; To volunteers from the Community Gardens and the Gilroy Garden Club, for their tireless and cheerful help in the kitchen; they went back and did it again the next day! Especially Grace: we could not have done it without you! To area growers: Alma Farm, Maple Springs Farm, Hidden Acres Farm, Weston’s Farm, Shepherd Farm, Rippling Waters Farm, Sherman Farm and Green Thumb Farm for sharing their bounty with us so we could share it with you all;
To Lake Region Nursery, Mark’s Lawn and Garden and Sweet Laurel for loaning us the flowering plants that decked out the space; To my very own niece, Becca Jewett, for tirelessly attending to the creative details of the setup, and then finishing up the night mopping the kitchen floor; and then showing up for the breakdown and returning the plants Saturday morning; To Marian Rabe and Ring Farm for loaning us the hay for the hay-bale maze; To the Boy Scouts for building the hay-bale maze and making it so much fun for all; To Food City and Hannaford for supporting the Festival, especially the garden feast, so generously; To all our contributors of funds and goods alike: It takes a village to make an event like this happen; To United Ambulance for the peace of mind you gave us, hanging out all day at no charge;
To Lisa Burlinson of Lisa B’s Summerplace for her last minute help to showcase all the local businesses that were so generous in their donations, bringing the Silent Auction to life; To Betsy Golon of Common Folk Farm, who helped in so many ways from the start; and who was our Extension Service Food Preserver, bringing a huge bag of shell beans, which all got un-shelled during the day, and a pesto demo showing how there can be more to pesto than just basil! To Mody Botros of About Time Graphics, who donated half the cost of our printing and then showed up to help; To all the women, especially Linda Johnson and Ingrid VonKannewurff, who brought alive the vision I had for the Festival, gathering fabric swatches from all over and sewing them into streamers, “between the prayer flags and the laundry;” Again to Julia, for bringing us the bean exhibit from
Maine seed saver, Sam Birch, in such color and variety for You Don’t Know Beans! (Note: We still don’t really know beans! Lots to do, lots to learn, lots to show and tell.) To the local restaurants who participated in our Bean Recipe Challenge and provided their delicious creations for our feast: Tom’s Homestead Restaurant, Depot Street Tap House and Standard Gastropub, whose Pad Thai White Bean Lettuce Wraps won the day; To Bridgton Literacy Project for providing quiet story reading; To Zoe Miller of Opportunity Alliance for providing the Family Tent; To Gummpy for picking up our trash; To Bob and Nathan from BFD for pitching in at all the right times; To Kevin Whitney for providing the flatbed stage; this is the best and easiest way to put music in the street! LETTERS, Page D
To The Editor: While finishing up the last of the pickups and cleanups and wrapups, and reflecting on the wild ride that the Village Folk Festival was, I want to express my gratitude to these people: To my very own sister, Linda Cooper, and her husband, Ed, for organizing the continuous flow of great music and for all those musicians who filled the downtown with song; To the Bridgton Arts and Crafts Center, which kept its doors open until 10 p.m. to be a part of the Festival, putting chalk out on the street, which is now covered with hopscotch and drawings; To Dave and Joanne Diller’s Squeaky Clean Laundry for the matching donation that got us the
Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist
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by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist
Trust us, we will fix it all
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a Yankee proverb. “If it ain’t broke, keep fixing it ’til it is broke,” is a government proverb. A hundred years ago, the federal government “fixed” the mouth of the Saco River in Maine by building a jetty. They started the project around 1825 when textile mills a little upstream were thriving. The idea was to deepen the river channel and allow ships to travel up to the mills. By the time the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) finished nearly a century later, the mills had begun their decline. As the Portland Press Herald reports: “‘All this made the jetty seem like a good idea at the time,’ said Patrick Fox, director of Saco’s Public Works Department. But the jetty no longer seems to be the solution it once represented; in fact, it has become a very expensive and controversial problem.” Because the jetty altered ocean currents, dozens of houses north of it in Saco have washed into the sea and dozens more are threatened. So now the government is going to “fix it” again, spending $27 million to build still another jetty 750 feet long and perpendicular to the one they finished a century ago. Then, they’ll haul in 400,000 cubic yards of sand to replenish the beach, a process they’ll have to repeat every 3 to 10 years FIX, Page D
(Continued from Page D) To Ed Sommers and Mary Jewett for all their help; To all the other folk who happened by and offered their help, or were pressed into service in some way: thank you for your willing spirits and helpful hands; To Carmen Lone and all the folk at the Community Center for being such great hosts. The BCC was sure hopping all weekend! In our small town, there very literally would not have been another choice for an event like this; To town government and staff for being supportive from the start;
And to my partners in this adventure: Nicholas, Bear, Roger and Ken! Thanks guys for your different skills and points of view… that’s what it takes! Thank you to the folk of Bridgton and beyond for coming out to Depot Street for a party! You all put the folk in the Village Folk Festival! Lucia Terry Village Folk Festival Planner
The crew in the kitchen
To The Editor: As the kitchen coordinator for last week’s Village Folk Festival, there were times on Thursday and Friday when I would find myself cooking all alone in the Community
How to smoke a pipe
Americans purchased less than five million pounds of pipe tobacco in 2004, a 91% decline from 1970. — Livestrong website
Since I haven’t been dying fast enough for most people’s tastes lately, I decided to take up smoking a pipe. While some may ask, Why? I boldly exclaim, Hellfire, Why Not? Besides, when my book comes out, I want to be identifiable as The Author, as in: “The Author of forty-five novels and a multiple Pulitzer Prize winner, James Michener is not pictured above.” And there I would be, smoking my pipe and looking authoritative. What kind of pipe, though? Meerschaum? Corncob? PVC? I decided to ask an expert. Smokey Hayes has been smoking for 49 of his 56 years on the planet, and for all seven of his years offworld. He has puffed cigars, cigarettes, funny cigarettes, funny pipes and even smokeless tobacco (which does too smoke, he reports, Center kitchen, and I would ask myself how I was possibly going to be able to prepare enough food for the 150 people we were expecting. Luckily for me, volunteers appeared just when I needed them most and offered to help out, even if it was only long enough to prepare one recipe or to chop some veggies or wash a few loads of dishes. Others stayed for many, many hours, doing whatever was needed. Thank you Grace, for spending your entire day off with me in the kitchen. I do not know what I would have done without you. Thank you to Nicholas, Jamie, Sophia, Jamel, Mody and Anne for all the prep work, cooking and cleaning you helped me with. And thank you Ed, Dick, Becca, Mary and Matt for helping to clean up the mess at the end of the night, when I was on the brink of despair. Because of all of you, the day was fun instead of stressful. What a great crew we were! Julia Marino Bridgton
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if you use a blowtorch). In fact, Hayes was full of so much useful information about smoking, I am going to quote him verbatim. “Pipe-smoking was invented by Coriander Took around 400 S.A., they say — but tobacco had been around as a medicinal drug for hundreds of years before that. Into the Third Age, the ancient Egyptians used to stuff tobacco in their ears before retiring and then they would light it, kind of like a smudge pot, to keep the mosquitoes away at night.” “Not surprisingly, DaVinci invented the modern pipe cleaner, though at first everyone thought it was a design for a really thin helicopter. It was 300 years before tobacco was re-discovered by the Europeans,
when John Smith stole it from the Indians in exchange for not killing the hostages. DaVinci finally got his patent, and the rest is history.” “Now, your modern pipe is composed of three parts: the Stem, the Part Between the Stem and the Bowl, and the Bowl. You can remember these three parts by repeating this catchy little mnemonic device over and over: Come on baby light my Bowl Come on baby light my Bowl Come on baby light my Bowl Try to set my Stem on….. fi-i-i-i-y-a-a-a-h!” “Now, what you’re looking for in a pipe, besides style, is a good draw. You also need to get yourself a
mica, unknown in Holland, and finding a way to use it. On the rear wall of the office, they provided us with a very imaginative rendition of an adult leopard and her young offspring. It was captivating. Good work ladies and good work, Jamie. Geoff Jones Denmark
To The Editor: After a knee replacement, I thought my summer in Bridgton was over before it started. My daughter-inlaw recommended Premier Therapy on Portland Street. After being stretched, bended, massaged and iced, I can now work in my garden and do the yard work. Thank you Erica for getting my summer back. Rhoda Lord Bridgton
To The Editor: Anyone who missed last Thursday’s “Rotten in Denmark” event at the Denmark recycling center missed a great event. Kudos to the Denmark Art Center and Jamie Hook for having the inventiveness to find a way to get two Dutch performance artists to visit us and with no preconceived plan be intrigued by bits of
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To The Editor: Maine, so often a leader in the nurture of its natural resources, stands alone in the nation when it comes to the humane treatment of a signature wildlife population, its bears. Of the 50 states, Maine remains the sole holdout to retire the long discredited and unsportsmanlike practices of baiting, trapping and hounding to aid hunters in the collection of their bear “trophies.” With some luck and a little hard work, Maine bears will soon get the same fair chance as bears nationwide The coalition, Mainers for Bear Hunting, has begun the slow process of introducing a Citizen’s Initiative for inclusion on the November, 2014 ballot. The measure
seeks to limit the use of baiting, trapping and hounding bears to research and conflict management uses; effectively eliminating these cruel practices for recreational and commercial purposes. For those unfamiliar, bear baiting generally involves habituating bears to a particular location by leaving human food trash (donuts, grease, rotting meat, pizza, etc.) in a particular location so that, in-season, a hunter need only show up to shoot a bear already shoulder deep in a barrel of trash. Trapping involves leaving a trap (often used in conjunction with a bait station) that cinches around the limb of a bear, holding the bear in that location until the trapper returns. By law, the trapper need only come every 24 hours, occasionally leading terror-stricken bears to gnaw off limbs rather than wait for the inevitable. Finally, hounding uses a pack of GPS-tracked dogs to chase, tire and tree a bear so that a hunter may, at his or her leisure, shoot the bear out of the tree. Unfortunately for the dogs and bear, bears that don’t take to a LETTERS , Page D
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concentrated bear population with its natural human wariness left undamaged by irresponsible human interaction. Maine can and should protect its proud tradition of careful environmental stewardship — sensible laws to end the recreational and commercial exploitation of Maine bears will be an important step. Anyone interested in joining the effort can find more information at www. fairbearhunt.com Geoffrey S. Lewis Bridgton
Healing the great divide
To The Editor: Before I die, I’d like to have a tiny bit of influence on healing the divisions among ourselves, in our communities and in the world. Hmm! Nothing like striving for unobtainable goals to make for inevitable failure. So, here goes a very small effort on my part to break through the great divide. Last week, Tom McLaughlin wrote a column
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about the joy of taking photographs. He wrote about what it feels like to be bereft of his camera, the instrument, which allows him to bear witness to that which pleases and fascinates him about the amazing world created by God from original nothingness or chaos. Couldn’t have said it better if I’d said it myself. Now, I doubt if Tom McLaughlin would align himself as one that shares any of my own sensibilities — certainly not in public. Best to imply evil intentions and otherness to those with whom one profoundly disagrees. Here goes another opinion I share with one who holds opposite views to my own about cause and effect. Mr. Howe writes in the Aug. 15 edition of the BNews, “America is rapidly becoming a two-tier culture. The affluent are doing just fine, thank you very much. The middle class is disappearing at a staggering pace. The poor are at the mercy of the political elite. Unless the nation’s overwhelming list of critical problems are addressed soon, I believe
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Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Bosworth Electric Inc. Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Quality electrical contractor Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Commercial/Industrial/Residential 1-800-244-7630 207-539-4452 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Generators/Todd/207-838-6755 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com TLC Home Maintenance Co. email@example.com Professional Cleaning and Property Management Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Housekeeping and much more 132 Main St. Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor 583-4314 P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 Residential/Commercial/Industrial 647-8360 Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire COMPUTERS Bridgton 207-647-5012 Hastings Law Office, PA Basile Computer Services 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Basic software/Internet instruction Fryeburg, ME 04037 Residential - Commercial - Industrial Reasonable rates 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service 207-344-4129 – Jamie@ Bridgton 647-9435 basileservices.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law McIver Electric EEcomputer Services Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. Small business specialists “Your on time every time electricians” P.O. Box 1575, Naples 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton eecomputerservices.com 693-3030 647-3664 603-733-6451 www.mciverelectric.net Ms. C’s Computer Repair Miklos M. Pongratz, Esq. Virus and spyware removal R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 1250 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302) PC repairs 207-228-5279 24 hour Emergency Service Raymond, ME 04071 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Residential & Commercial 655-8760 firstname.lastname@example.org Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 Naples Computer Services
NE Professional Services Exceptional bookkeeping services 207-583-4364 http://neprofserv.com
CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples 693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675
CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling email@example.com Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates 207-527-2552
PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746
Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Douglass Construction Inc. 583-4728 Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings Harrison 30 years exp. in Lakes Region EXCAVATION Phil Douglass, 647-3732 Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 K.S. Whitney Excavation Sweden Rd. Bridgton Sitework – Septic Systems Quality Custom Carpentry Materials delivered Specializing in remodeling & additions Kevin 207-647-3824 Jeff Juneau Naples Snow’s Excavation 207-655-5903 Complete site work COUNSELING Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697 Ellia Manners, LCPC In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women EXERCISE/FITNESS Call for brochure/Insurance accepted www.elliamanners.com Dee’s BodyCraft 207-647-3015 Bridgton Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced DANCE INSTRUCTION Bridgton 647-9599 The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido FOUNDATIONS Main St., Harrison, Maine Henry’s Concrete Construction 207-583-6964 Foundations, Slabs, Floors DENTAL SERVICES Harrison Tel. 583-4896
McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Complete oral hygiene care – infant Certified Technicians to senior Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Most dental insurances, MaineCare 207-647-4125 www.BDHC.me
Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.thurlowscarpet.com
David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016
Jetport Denture Center Full dentures – partial dentures Relines – repairs Austin Carbone, LD & Kelly Richardson, LD 171 Portland Rd, Bridgton 207-274-1887
GARAGE DOORS Naples Garage Door Co. Installation & repair services Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480 Roberts Overhead Doors Commercial/residential – free estimates Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311
the country will before long be staring down the barrel of massive civil unrest.” Now, I come to a letter from the Rev. Robert Plaisted of Bridgton with whom I pretty much agree. I, like the Reverend Plaisted, have had a difficult time with the church’s inability to make applicable and relevant present day applications of scripture based on repetitions of history. This is especially so regarding the nature of love and justice as it involves the teachings of Jesus and those prophets who sacrificed so much by speaking truth to power. The Reverend Plaisted’s fears that “in 50 years the church will consist of 100 old men with big gold crosses, farting around in Canterbury or Rome, while the rest of the world pays no attention.” This is a quote from a British exchange student named Colin Brightman, whom Plaisted says is “looking more like a prophet all the time.” I can easily see his point. Finally, I have just finished a book written by Professor Robert Dalzell HAIRDRESSERS The Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd. (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist 647-8355
HARDWARE L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924
HEATING A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829 Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.thurlowscarpet.com
INSULATION Western Me. Insulation Inc Batts, blown or foamed Over 30 yrs experience Free estimates – fully insured 7 days a week – 693-3585
INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858
August 22, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D titled, The Good Rich, who summers in Sweden, Maine and who just delivered an excellent lecture at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial library in Lovell, Maine. Professor Dalzell seems to easily grasp the huge paradox in American culture in which we, the people who espouse equality, participatory democracy and the rise of a middle class “are enthralled by the myth of the Good Rich,” i.e., those we choose to see as our benefactors, job creators and all that promotes the view that America is an endless land of opportunity where even the poor and lowly can become rich if they are frugal, work hard enough and keep educating themselves — even when factual evidence demonstrates that the rich fire more people than they hire, that their charitable giving percentagewise is far less than the rest of the population and that they get away with paying less taxes proportionately than the middle class. It is not that Professor Dalzell doesn’t honor the great gifts given to America by its most MOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial firstname.lastname@example.org Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 671-2556 (cell)
MUSIC LESSONS Up Scale Music Studio Piano Lessons – All Levels Composition-Theory-Transcription Evan 647-9599
OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton Downeast Energy/Denmark Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151
LANDSCAPING Cabins to Castles, Inc. Design/Build/Landscapes Shoreline Restoration www.cabinstocastlesmaine.com 207-452-2997 email@example.com
LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Care Mowing-Cleanup-Brush cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255 Durgin’s Seasonal cleanups Lawn care & Landscaping 207-739-9022
LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302 Bridgton 207-647-2029 Downeast Energy/Denmark LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189
MASONRY Thurston’s Stoneworks/Masonry Serving western Maine Full service masonry since 1993 Free estimates – fully insured Tel. 207-650-0017
LETTERS, Page D REAL ESTATE Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858
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RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1-time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606 The Dump Guy
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Basement and attic cleanouts George Jones Quality Painters 207-450-5858 www.thedumpguy.com Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References SELF STORAGE 207-318-3245 Bridgton Storage www.georgejonespainters.com 409 Portland Rd Jerry’s Painting Service 28 units & 4000’ open barn Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Bridgton 647-3206 Fully Insured – Free Estimates JB Self Storage 207-527-2552 Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Webber Painting & Restoration Monthly/yearly secure storage Exterior & Interior painting 207-925-3045 Repairs/Installations/Modifications Fully insured – Estimates – References SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Craig, 207-831-8354 Dyer Septic PEST CONTROL Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly Protect Pest Services 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546 Service designed to need & budget Free inspections and estimates SURVEYORS 40 yrs. experience 207-321-9733
Paw Prints Health Food Store For your pet Southern Maine Retirement Services 647-9907 Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance PLUMBING & HEATING 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. KENNELS Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Tel. 647-8804 Specializing in repair service in Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394
revered financiers such as Rockefeller, Bill Gates, or even Oprah Winfrey. Dalzell has chosen to write about philanthropic rich folk, who live by an ethic in which they give away most of their excessive profits, either during their lifetimes or after they are dead. Dalzell seems to have a clear-eyed view of the power of the American myth regarding the rich, aware that this myth trumps that other myth about America’s devotion to participatory democracy as a means to bring about a better quality of life for those who do not belong to the privileged classes. Now, back to those two competing myths. Alas, we have somehow lost hope that speaking up for equal opportunity and justice in public is a good thing, especially so for the poor or those who live on the edge of poverty. To repeatedly speak up is often seen as naïve, irrelevant and hopeless at best and dangerous at worst. It seems that finding common ground with others
The Lake Region 647-4436
Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423
Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file
TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569
TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 www.Q-Team.com Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice
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Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Licensed and insured Organic lawn & garden maintenance Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474 Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch VETERINARY Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 www.clementbros.com N. D. Beury, DVM Handy Hands Property Maintenance Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term For Appointment 583-2121 A-Z/lot clearing to structure & Bridgton Veterinary Hospital 647-8291 grounds care Small Animal Medicine & Surgery J Team Property Services Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Property security checks-Handyman repairs Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Fully insured – Painting/carpentry Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Route 302, Fryeburg Home/rental home cleaning John England 207-650-9057 207-935-2244 Vigilant Guard Security Property management and maintenance Wstn. Maine – 632 Rocky Knoll Rd, Denmark email@example.com 207-739-9077
REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000
Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter www.rozziemay.org - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373
WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small Construction – homeowners or business Lge. inventory steel/metal in stock/spec. order 647-8291
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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.
SEEKING BOOTH — operators. Established clientele preferred. Large open salon in heavy traffic center. Inquire at Shear Techniques in Naples. Ask for Amy. 6933052. 4t33
$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46
NAPLES — Looking for a responsible working couple to rent our large 2 floor apartment. Has a grilling porch and upper deck off the 2nd floor bedroom. Country location with miles of hiking trails on a Nature Preserve across the street. Yet only 2 miles to Route 302. Heat, plowing, and mowing included for $850.00 a month plus security. Available Oct. 1. No smoking, no pets. Call 671-8388. 2t34
NAPLES — Three-bedroom duplex, Rte. 35. Three-season porch, private yard, no smoking, no pets, $1,100 month includes heat plus security deposit. 207-899-5052 tf27
PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www. harvesthills.org for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21. tf3
SCREENED LOAM — Please call Ron between 4 p.m. and 8 APPLE PICKERS WANTED p.m. 595-8359. 18t27x — Motivated, energetic people BOAT 16’ ALUMINUM — sought. Seasonal thru October. Apple picking involves working from Dura Nautique, with Mercury 7.5 ladder, carrying weight. Pietree outboard and fuel tank. Older but Orchard, Sweden, ME. Call 647- well maintained. Moose Pond, 9419 for info, application or e-mail Bridgton. $695. 508-525-0346. 4t33x firstname.lastname@example.org 1t34 TRASH HAULING — for Har- ST. CROIX FLY RODS — rison locations. Saturday pickups. Spinning rods, reels, lures, hiking packs. Call 935-1142. 1t34x Call for details at 207-595-4606. 2t33 1957 FORD TRACTOR — 800 DEPENDABLE DRIVER series, needs a little work. $1,500 3t33 — needed Mondays-Wednesdays- or best offer. 655-7756. Fridays from Casco to Portland 2003 40’ BAYRIDGE — trailer for medical appointments. Call with 20’-x-12’ 3-season porch, evenings for further details at 831- $20,000. Great condition. Can be 5247. 4t33x seen on Route 114, Naples. 978663-3208 or 978-549-9511. 3t34x DAY CARE “OASIS” — is a brand new before and after school program, located at 160 Tenney Hill Road in Casco. Approx. 2,000 square feet for ages 5-12. Full coverage year round, M-F 6-6. Call 329-2658 ask for Kelly. 4t34x
CONTRACTOR — Semi-retired, looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45
TOWN OF CASCO POSITION AVAILABLE Per Diem Office Clerk The Town of Casco is currently accepting applications for a per diem Office Clerk. Applications, job descriptions, and compensation information are available at the Casco Town Office, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine. Applications will be accepted through August 27, 2013.
NAPLES — Off Rte. 35, quiet, one-bedroom, 1st floor, pine paneling, built-in book shelves, coinop laundry onsite, no smoking, no pets, 1st and one-month security required, $700 month, oil heat & electricity included. 207-899-5052. tf11
SPEEDBOAT — 1966 Century mahogany 16’ 185 gray marine. 888 original hours. Needs some plank restoration. 1988 trailer. $7,500. 693-6701 Sonny 040551535. 13t23x
BRIDGTON — 16 S. High St. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 bedroom on second floor, office space, quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off street parking. Walking distance to Main St., town beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. SHOP TOOLS — Mini lathe, $725 month. First last and security router, bandsaw. Dust collator, requested. References checked. scroll saw, drill press. Sanding 207-632-8508. tf28 station, grinder, tools like new. Call 935-1142. 1t34x HARRISON — 2-3-bedroom mobile home, country setting, SAILBOAT HUNTER 212 — $550 month plus utilities. First, Trailer, 2HP Honda, extra set of last & security required. No pets, new sails. $7,600.00. 647-2321. no smoking. Call 583-4740, leave 6t30x message. 4t34
IF YOU NEED ANYTHING — cleaned up or hauled off to the transfer station, my trailer is 6’-x10’. Chuck’s Maintenance, 743- VEHICLES FOR SALE & 9889. 4t32x 2008 CHEVROLET — Silverado EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will Van, 8-foot step-in, Steel Leer travel. Site work, foundations dug, Cap, Vortec engine, 48,811 miles. Part of the Chalmers Group back filling, septic systems, sand, $17,000 Naples 693-5074. 4t31x 100 Main Street, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 2000 F350 PICKUP TRUCK 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf44 — 7.3 turbo diesel, 53,000 Bridgton, ME 04009 original miles. 2-wheel drive, FOR SALE Phone: 207-647-3311 loaded. Towing package, bedliner, Fax: 207-647-3003 FIREWOOD — Delivered in half- hard bed cover, new fifth-wheel cord loads. Call Ron between 4 p.m. hitch. Beautiful condition, well www.chalmers-ins.com and 8 p.m. 595-8359. 18t27x maintained. $13,500. Call Chris at 2t33x 207-329-6617. BN 34 14’ CEDAR STRIP CANOE — Half finished, material for rest, JESUS IS LORD – new and ATTENTION strong back, forms, patterns, extra used auto parts. National locator. Classified line ads are now material. Call 935-1142. 1t34x Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. posted on our website at NO Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 tf30 EXTRA CHARGE! www. SEASONED FIREWOOD — Bridgton, 207-647-5477. Cut, split & delivered. $235 a cord. bridgton.com FOR RENT Call Jack at 207-647-8146. 14t31x
WATERFORD — Mobile home available Sept. 1st. Neat, clean, 2 bedrooms in quiet neighborhood, well maintained grounds, no pets, 1st, last & security. $650. 5834011. 3t33x
GARAGE SALE — Large HEAP HAULERS — Towing variety. Saturdays and Labor service. Cash paid for junk cars. Day at 9 a.m., 12 Mt. Henry Rd., Call 655-5963. tf12 Bridgton. FMI call 647-8210. 3t34 LOOKING FOR HOUSES — or camps to paint for 2013 season. HUGE ESTATE SALE — Hiram, Fully insured, free estimates. Maine. Antiques, household items, Dirigo Custom Painting, 743- etc. Thursday 8/15 - Sunday 8/25. 9889. 4t32x 9-4 daily. 171 King Street. 2t33 AIRPORT CAR EXPRESS YARD SALE — Bridgton, 5 – Luxury sedan or minivan Winn Rd., 1/2 mile past Woods transportation to and from regional Pond, August 23 & 24, 8 to 2. airports, bus and train stations. Sports & camping equipment, bed 24 hr. operation with advance frames, houseware, games, ping reservation. Major credit cards pong and bumper pool tables and accepted. Child or booster seat more. 1t34 upon request. 207-893-8294. www.airportcarexpress.com RONALD ST. JOHN VFW — 26t32x Post, 176 Waterford Rd., Harrison, holding yard sale August 31 from DENMARK HOUSE — 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tables rented for Painting, Inc. Interior and Exterior $10, or donations accepted to Painting. Also, Paperhanging. 40 benefit building fund. FMI: Cecil, years of painting experience. Call 557-2621. 2t33 for estimates. Call John Mathews, 207-452-2781. tf49 ESTATE SALE — 143 Norway Road, Harrison, ME 04040 Fri. & WANTED Sat. Aug. 23-24, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 1t34x GENTLY USED — children’s books needed for Bridgton Literacy YARD SALE — Saturday Taskforce giveaways. Drop off at 3 & Sunday, 8/24 & 8/25, 10Pleasant Street or call Bill for free 6; and 8/31 & 9/1, 10-6. 261 pickup 647-5209. tf21 Dawes Hill Road, Harrison. Old furniture, household items. Lots of INSTRUCTION miscellaneous items. 2t34 CHEESE CLASS — Last one this year, 8/25-9/1. Route 161, GARAGE SALE — Antiques, Ram’s Farm, Denmark. Call Helen glassware, linens, prints, furniture for details at 452-2772. 1t34 and lots more. Sat. 9-5, Rte. 37, 563 No. Bridgton Road, Bridgton. YARD SALES 1t34x
BRIDGTON — Available Sept. 1st, intown, 2 bedrooms. Heat, hot water, trash and snow removal included wash/dry hookup. No smoking, $695 month plus security. 647-2544. tf34 YARD SALE — 589 Bullring Road, Denmark, Maine. Everything WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bed- must go! Cheap, cheap, cheap! room apartment available. $695 Something for everyone. 9-1, month & security deposit. Includes Saturday and Sunday. 1t34x heat. 1-year lease. No smoking. No pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf18 YARD SALE — Saturday only, 9-3, 107 Temple Hill Rd., WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom Waterford. Kitchen items, tools, house, carpeted, 2 baths, small lots of miscellaneous items. 1 t34x loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No smoking. No pets. Quiet location. $780 per month. 787-2121. 4t32x
DOWNTOWN HARRISON — 2-bedroom, 1st floor apartment. 1,200 square feet. No smokers, pets considered. No Section 8. BRIDGTON — 1st floor apart- $725 month plus utilities. Call 332ment, 1½ bedrooms, large kitchen, 0060. tf33 full bath, walk to downtown. $750 month, partial utilities. First & secu- HARRISON — 3-bedroom, 1rity. Call 603-494-0325. tf31 bath mobile home. Available 9/1, $550 month plus utilities. Security NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bed- & references required. Call 583room apartment. Nice quiet loca- 2879. 1t34 tion. Non-smokers, no pets. Heat included. $675 month with rent options. Call 617-272-6815. 5t34
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COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET — Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Sundays 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 30-Sept. 1. Expo 1 and outside. Vendor space available. Info 603-662-3147. 10t26x
Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act
Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.50 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.
Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce
wanted for fall harvest
Full-time seasonal work, CDL not required. Work will also include loading and unloading farm trucks and assisting as needed with other jobs. Valid license and clean driving record a must. Positions begin the 1st or 2nd week in September Call (207) 935-3341 for more information.
The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Office Manager. Strong communication and customer service skills, attention to detail, event coordination, and knowledge of the local area to maintain the business regional information center. Good computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Office programs, Quickbooks/Financial Services, Social Media, Publisher programs, Websites and Newsletters are required. Send resumes to GBLRCC, P.O. Box 236, Bridgton, ME 04009, Attention: Executive Director or e-mail to: email@example.com 4T33CD
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CNAs Needed Day & Evenings Interested applicants should call Kelly for more information or stop in for an application.
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All Shifts, Per Diem & Possibly Part-Time Interested applicants should stop in and see Cindy. EOE
TOWN OF FRYEBURG
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Truck Driver/Equipment Operator/Laborer
A job description for this position is available at the Town Office and on our website at www.fryeburgmaine.org. The Town of Fryeburg offers a full range of benefits including health insurance and a retirement program. Please forward a letter of interest and an application or resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, Town of Fryeburg, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications/resumes will be accepted until August 30, 2013. The Town of Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Seeking a part-time bus driver for a 36 passenger school bus. Schedule will vary with midweek, weekend and night work, with possible overnight trips with athletic teams during the school year. Requires a State of Maine Class B license with bus driver endorsement. The position will remain open until filled.
ANTIQUES • USED FURNITURE
• Good Selection of Costume Jewelry & Silver • Vintage Clothing • Sports Cards • Comic Books, Life Magazine & More • Old Tools DRYING • Antique Showcases – RACKS – 5 Sizes
The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for the position of Truck Driver/Equipment Operator/Laborer. This position is a semiskilled manual labor job for the municipal Highway Department. The position requires the operation of light to moderately heavy trucks and all truck attachments, as well as the use of several pieces of heavy equipment. Experience in road construction and repair, as well as snow and ice removal are recommended. Cross-training with the Transfer Station is necessary. Special requirements include; Class A or B (preferably A), CDL, and must be insurable under the Town’s vehicle insurance policy.
all different sizes, a few modern & towers
Open Daily 10am to 5pm or by appt. • 207-693-6550 679 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055 (next to Naples Shopping Center)
Please submit a cover letter and resume with a list of three professional references to: Bridgton Academy, Attn: HR Department, PO Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057, or email in PDF format to: email@example.com or fax to 207-647-8513.
207.252.9821 Driveways • Parking Lots Recycled Asphalt Patch Work • Sealcoating Rubberized Crack Filling
Bridgton Academy is a one-year post graduate school for young men whose mission is to provide a unique program in a one-year postgraduate environment to prepare for the rigors of college and beyond. Pre-employment physical, drug test, criminal background check and employment verification required. EOE
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Opinions (Continued from Page B) with whom we disagree or even with whom we agree but who are in a different financial situation than ourselves is a lost cause. I need hope with evidence that this is not the case. Prove me wrong. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton
To The Editor: I couldn’t let one more day go by without writing this letter! It has two purposes: one is to thank (and I know I speak for all!) Beth for Beth’s Café! Are we blessed or what, to have such a beautiful, creative, delicious establishment right here in Bridgton. My mother would have loved it and loved her! Beth, her workers and her children and her lemon squares (et al) are a gift from Heaven! Thank you for not giving up on your dream, Beth! We all appreciate it! The second purpose is to thank her for providing a place that I had a coffee with my brother and his amazing wife, Jane. It wasn’t just a “place” and wasn’t just a “coffee.” It was a sanctuary that I felt safe enough and welcomed enough to share my tears and pain with my beautiful brother and felt nothing but love. I encourage anyone who has not been to Beth’s Café to just walk in and feel the power she has created! Her four walls allowed me to tell my brother and his wife how much I love them and appreciate them — a gift I will cherish forever. Thank you, Beth! Peace and light! Lisa Chase Bridgton
To The Editor: I was humbled, touched, amazed and inspired on Friday afternoon and evening down on Depot Street to see my friends and neighbors, as well as many guests from out of state enjoying the Village Folk Festival. The weather could not have been better, and to go along with the sunshine and the mellow vibe of good music, I witnessed so many smiles and happy hearts. For me, it all boiled down to one thing: the power of community. It was a celebration of the bonds that hold us together as a town and as a region. The makers, the doers, the business people, the chefs, the farmers, the musicians, the craftspeople… these people and many others sacrificed to create an event that could be for everyone. I felt that before another Maine summer had ebbed away, those of us celebrating on Depot Street had “captured one night” and enjoyed such simple things as good friends, some beautiful weather and wonderful music. It felt like a night when I could put my worries “on the shelf” and just enjoy some good quality time with the people I love. That said, behind the scenes, a tremendous amount of work was done. On Friday, I met a young man of 15, who was helping out all day. He seemed to really enjoy the event, and he also enjoyed the camaraderie with the fellow volunteers. When I told him that “eight months of planning” had gone into just one night, he almost couldn’t believe it. Even with all the planning, we could not have been prepared for those last final weeks of scurrying around,
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ment to those of us scurrying around! Southern Maine Retirement Services made a generous donation and did not make it onto our list of sponsors so I wanted to give them a special shout out, as well. Check them out on Main Street! Four other Main Street businesses stand out for their generosity: Kirsten McKenzie Wears, along with the staff at Food City, Hayes True Value and The Bridgton News for being so kind and working with us on our many deadlines! And Mody Botros from About Time Graphics donated much to this cause. Most importantly, I want to thank fellow organizers Bear Zaidman, whose practicality from years of coordinating the Fryeburg Fair was our voice of reason; Ken Murphy, whose positive attitude encouraged the seeds of this idea to flourish; Roger Lowell, ready to help at the drop of a hat; Julia Marino, who missed the entire festival because she was in the kitchen serving it; Grace Keefe, who showed up at our Friday event to prepare for a Saturday function, but put whatever she was doing aside because we needed help; Carmen Lone and the rest of the crew at the Bridgton Community Center; Linda and Ed Cooper, who provided “the fuel” for the festival in the form of their exceptional musician contacts in Maine and New Hampshire (as well as a beautiful production); and last but not least, Lucia Terry, who took on much of the responsibility and deserves much of the credit, to get this thing accomplished. The next day, when our cleanup crew was a “little thin,” I searched through my phone’s contact list and Isaiah Boody and Jack Down came for a pressing deadline and ended up staying and
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collecting donations, finalizing schedules and getting the word out. With so much to organize, my only regret is that it is quite possible some of the people and businesses that contributed wholeheartedly to this event did not get the recognition that they deserved. I am sure you know who you are. And I am also sure that if you saw how everyone else enjoyed it, you would feel that the sacrifice was well worth it. But, I just wanted to call a few people out by name, to let you know that I personally feel grateful for your help. First of all, I wanted to point out that Standard Gastropub, Tom’s Homestead and Depot Street Tap House spent part of one of their busiest days of the year preparing bean dishes for the Bean Recipe Challenge. Your participation not only provided us with some drama as we waited for the winner to be judged, it also provided the event with some amazing dishes everyone enjoyed! Also to the local, naturally-raised and organic farms that contributed bushels of produce. The heart and core of this endeavor is a celebration of “all things local” and there is nothing more intrinsic to this concept as serving locally-grown food. You are all heroes in my book for doing what you do. And, I also want to thank McDonald’s for contributing lunch to all the volunteers. To me, this is a great example of teamwork — of all the different components of a town working together to pull something off. Many businesses of Bridgton generously supported this event; and to all of you who read this, I hope you know how valuable your contribution was — not only did you help pull this off this year, but your support provided moral encourage-
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helping all day. So many people sacrificed so much for just one night (my teenager friend was right to be astonished), but in the end, so much dedication does not go unrewarded, and the rewards were evidenced by a bright and beautiful night that will probably stand for years in many people’s memory as an example of a community coming together. It surely will in mine. Here’s to many more Village Folk Festivals! Nicholas Chalmers Village Folk Festival Bridgton
To The Editor: The rain stopped; the clouds parted and the sun came through in all its glory. The 5th Anniversary of “Single-Sort” turned out to be abeautiful day. A steady stream of cars poured through the Bridgton Transfer Station as their occupants took advantage of our efficient facility. To those of you who made it a point to join us Saturday
and comment on the ease with which recyclables and trash could be disposed of so you could get back to enjoy a gorgeous Maine day, thanks for coming and helping us celebrate the 5th Anniversary of “Single-Sort.” We sold over three-dozen new single-sort containers, and more are still available for the special price of $5, either at the Transfer Station-Recycling Center or the Town Office. It makes recycling and trash disposal a breeze. All the recyclables go into one bin and all the trash into the other. If you make an occasional error and put something in the wrong bin, don’t panic. We all do it from time to time. Not sure what goes into each of the two categories? Pick up a breakdown sheet at the Transfer Station, at the Town offices, or at our website www.bridgtonmaine.org/ dep_transfer.php Thanks again for helping us celebrate. Look around and see why Bridgton is a great place to be. Heather Rorer Bridgton Recycling Committee
NOTICE OF SALE Contents of storage crate 211, belonging to Theodore Kamasinski, is to be sold at public sale on August 29th, at 0800 at The Country Picker Moving & Storage facility at 71 Hobbs St., Conway, NH. Individual storage crate will be sold in entirety by verbal bid to the highest bidder. Call 603-447-3200 for details. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO 14 M.R.S.A. §6323 By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated May 14, 2013, entered in the Maine District Court at Portland, Civil Action, Docket No. PORDC-RE2012-308, in an action brought by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA acting through the RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, f/k/a the FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, Plaintiff, against GEORGE C. PERRY III and DONNA M. PERRY, Defendants, and WELLS FARGO BANK N.A. and APPLIED CARD BANK, Parties in Interest, for the foreclosure of a Mortgage Deed dated August 26, 2004 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 21713 Page 303, the statutory ninety (90) day redemption period having elapsed without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at the offices of the USDA, Rural Housing Service, 306 U. S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine, on September 30, 2013 at 12:00 P.M., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deed and being situate at 651 Kansas Road in Bridgton, Maine.
payable to the USDA, Rural Housing Service, at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the sale. Failure to pay the balance due within thirty (30) days following the sale shall be deemed a forfeiture of the successful bidder’s deposit. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale.
The property shall be sold to the highest bidder at the sale. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price will be required to be paid, in cash or by certified check
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The above property is being sold “as is” and will be conveyed by Release Deed without any warranty as to the condition, size or location of the property or the state of title to the property. The property will be sold subject to utility easements and rights-of-way of record and utility easements and rightsof-way that are visible on the face of the earth. The property will be sold subject to real estate taxes assessed by and due and payable to the Town of Bridgton. Information regarding the terms and conditions of the sale of this property may be obtained by contacting the offices of Broderick & Broderick, P.A. at (207) 794-6557. /s/ Richard H. Broderick, Jr., Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE and SECURED PARTY’S SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY at or near 131 Burnell Road, Naples, Maine By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage and Security Agreement given by Tudor Gaudin Properties, LLC to TTJR, LLC (hereinafter “Lender”) dated September 24, 2010, and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 28149, Page 27, (hereinafter referred to as the “Mortgage”) for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, there will be sold at Public Sale on September 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at the above-described location, the real and personal property described in said Mortgage together with all improvements located thereon to wit: Certain lots or parcels of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in the Town of Naples, County of Cumberland and State of Maine, bounded and described as follows: PARCEL 1: Commencing at a stone marker where line of land now or formerly of George and Patricia Armstrong and the Sebago-Naples Town Line intersect the northerly edge of the Burnell Road aforementioned; thence in a northerly direction along the Sebago-Naples Town Line three hundred seventy-one (371) feet to the point of beginning. thence N 18° 58' 23" W a distance of 96 feet to a point; thence N 89° 23' 01" E a distance of 315.69 feet to a point; thence along the northerly boundary of land of Maverick Investments, LLC as described in a deed recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 23191, Page 273, to the point of beginning. This conveyance is subject to a right-of-way being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Burnell Road, said point being sixty (60) feet easterly of a stone post parking the Naples/Sebago town line and the southwesterly corner of land now or formerly of Jay Bailey as described in a deed of William A. Davis to Jay A. Bailey, Charlotte M. Bailey and Mary H. Manchester, dated April 12, 1985 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 6731, Page 205; thence northwesterly a distance of three hundred (300) feet to a point; said point being one hundred (100) feet easterly of the westerly property line of said land now or formerly of Jay Bailey; thence northeasterly a distance of one hundred ninety (190) feet, more or less, to a stone outcrop thence northerly and then easterly a distance of fifty (50) feet around the northwesterly side of said stone outcrop to a point; thence northeasterly to a point on the northerly boundary line of said land of Bailey, said point being located twenty five
(25) feet west of the northeast corner of said land now or formerly of Bailey. PARCEL 2: Beginning at a stone marker where the line of land now or formerly of George and Patricia Armstrong and the Sebago-Naples Town Line intersect the northerly edge of the Burnell Road aforementioned; thence in a northerly direction along the Sebago-Naples Town Line three hundred seventy-one (371) feet to a point; thence S 18° 33' 33" E a distance of 148.78 feet, more or less, to a point; thence N 71° 26' 27" E a distance of 141.79 feet, more or less, to a point; thence N 49° 52' 06" E a distance of 160 feet, more or less to a point; thence N 08° 41' 44" W a distance of 90 feet, more or less to a point (This description corrects a scrivener’s error contained in a deed recorded at 27334, Page 40 in which the direction call was shown as S 08° 41' 44" E); thence along the southeasterly boundary of land now or formerly of Woodstone Properties, LLC as described in a deed recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 24873, Page 66, to the point of beginning. This conveyance is benefited by and subject to a right of way, said right of way being more particularly described as “Woodstone Way (60' R/W)” on a subdivision Plan entitled “Burnell Road Subdivision” prepared for Maverick Investments, LLC by John D. Palmiter recorded in Plan Book 208, Page 83 and all other easements of record. Parcels 1 and 2 are intended to describe a lot shown as Lot 3 on a Plan known as Burnell Road Subdivision prepared for Maverick Investments, LLC and recorded in Plan Book 208, Page 83. Terms of Sales: The sales will be conducted as a public auction and sold to the highest bidder. All bidders must register with the auctioneer prior to the sale and submit a deposit of $7,500.00 per parcel in cash or certified U.S. funds. The highest bidder will sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Lender, which will require payment of the balance of the successful bid within 28 days thereafter. Lender will convey the real estate to the purchaser by quitclaim deed without covenant and will convey the personal property by bill of sale without warranty. Additional terms will be announced at the time of the sale. There will be no open house. Sale to be conducted by: Alan E. Wolf, Esq., Bar 3453, Attorney for TTJR, LLC, who can be reached at (207) 829-6363, P.O. Box 275, Cumberland Center, Maine 04021.
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Thomas K. McQuillan SCARBOROUGH — Thomas K. McQuillan, 43, of Old Orchard Beach, died on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was born in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 17, 1969, the son of Thomas C. McQuillan of Plymouth, Mass. and the late Celeste M. (Cormier) McQuillan. He worked as a self-employed contractor and loved hunting, fishing and traveling. Besides his father, he is survived by his loving girlfriend, Diane Howe of Old Orchard Beach; his children, Tamera and Kaleen McQuillan of Fryeburg and Brandon Weckbacher of Cornish; his granddaughter; sisters, Betsy Forst of Plymouth, Mass. and Deborah DeYoung of Punta Gorda, Fla.; as well as nieces and nephews. There will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Tom’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.
Carroll L. Morton CASCO — Carroll Lorenzo Morton, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 with his family by his side, after a 20-month battle with throat, lung and liver cancer. Carroll was born on July 25, 1935 to Leon and Barbara Morton in Portland. He attended Fryeburg Academy. Carroll married Irene Irish on April 30, 1956. They lived in Casco where they raised their six children. Carroll served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver most of his life, both long haul and local. In his later years, he was employed as the constable and the Animal Control Officer for the town of Casco, and served a term as selectman. Carroll also worked security at Fryeburg Fair every year, with Irene. They jokingly referred to this time as their vacation. Carroll was a member of American Legion #215. Carroll is survived by his wife of 57 years, and six children, Carroll, Larry, Bob, Wyatt, Tammy Chapman and Hope Chapman; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; his sister, Lucille Griffin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Stella Berry. Carroll will always be remembered for his gentle, kind nature, his love of animals and his sense of humor. Visiting hours will be at Hall Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by light refreshments at Tammy’s house. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Maine Medical Cancer Center Institute, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough, ME.
Raymond E. Anderson SEBAGO — Raymond E. Anderson, 81, of North Sebago, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough, with his loving wife and son by his side. He was born in Limington on June 1, 1932, the son of Harold and Marion Thorne Anderson. Ray worked many jobs as a young man, including working at Anderson’s Texaco in North Sebago, operated by his father, and he also helped with Anderson’s Motel and Kitchenette. Ray attended local schools and graduated from Potter Academy in 1951. In that same year he married his high school sweetheart, Geneva McLaughlin. He was drafted into the Army in Nov. of 1952, and served until 1954, when he rose in rank from Private to Corporal. He trained at Fort Riley, Kansas and his wife Geneva joined him there. He was then sent to Okinawa for 18 months. After his honorable discharge, Ray utilized his past knowledge and worked as a mechanic at several garages including Ribas and Harmon’s Garage in East Sebago. He also worked as a carpenter for a few places including William Nason and his business in North Sebago. Ray worked for the State and Town of Sebago plowing snow, and worked for his uncle, George Anderson, and their family business, as well as several jobs in between including Anderson’s Camp Watch with his cousin, the late Fred Anderson, and he worked with his brother-in-law, the late Norman Rounds, while in Maryland. He also worked at Camp Sunningdale on Sebago Lake and Sandhurst summer school in Naples. Later Ray worked for Morrill’s Model A in North Baldwin. In 1984, Ray took an assistant caretaker job at Camp Mataponi in Naples, and worked alongside the late Russell Smith. He later became the caretaker for Camp Mataponi until his retirement in 2007. He really enjoyed working at Camp Mataponi and made many friends. The children there gave him the nickname, “Papa Ray.” In 2012, Ray suffered a massive stroke and spent over a year at the Maine Veterans’ Home where he got daily visits from his wife Geneva and son Mike. He is predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Jo Anderson Williams. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Geneva Anderson of North Sebago; three sons: Jeffrey Anderson and his wife Pam of Naples, Timothy Anderson and his wife Gail of North Sebago, and Michael Anderson of North Sebago; a sister, Barbara Lorino of Newmarket, N.H.; Three grandchildren: Lindsay Anderson of Naples, Amanda Anderson of North Sebago, and Jesse Kline of Casco; three great-grandchildren: Sophy, Bryce and Brenden of Naples; and also several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Lakeside Cemetery in North Sebago. Pastor Philip Wood officiated. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Veterans’ Home Activities Fund, 290 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.
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William “Bill” Combes
In Loving Memory of
Aug. 10, 1930 – Aug. 23, 2008
Happy 100th Birthday Mom I think of you often and miss you every day. Love, Charlene
We thought of you today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow, too We think of you in silence And make no outward show For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know Remembering you is easy We do it everyday It’s the heartache of losing you That will never go away Loving you forever Alice, Carol & Mark
Caroline Thompson 8/27/1913 to 8/29/2011
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PORT ORANGE, FLA. — Frank J. Cox, 89, of Port Orange and Stuart, Fla., passed away peacefully on June 21, 2013, at the Halifax Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Care Center in Port Orange, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Aug. 13, 1923 in New York, son of the late John and Anna (Kelly) Cox. Frank was a World War II veteran, serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre. Upon his return, he met and married the love of his life, the late Cecilia A. (Fawls) Cox, with whom he shared almost 64 years of marriage. With her, Frank raised seven children in the Manhasset, N.Y. home, all while attaining the rank of captain in the New York City Policy Department. Frank also continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, and retired as a major. He was a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Frank will be remembered as a thoughtful, generous and humble gentleman, an engaged father, loyal brother, devoted husband, loving grandfather and amazed great-grandfather. He shared his love of sports with his children, challenging them in tennis, swimming and sailing. He encouraged them to learn a skill when offered the opportunity, and built a backyard basketball court so there would be no excuse for not knowing how to execute a decent lay up (one by unicycle). He shared his common sense perspective in everyday life, as he remarked to his daughter upon the splintering of their sailboat’s mast and ensuing tangle of sail and hull on Manhasset Bay…“You might as well laugh. It’s going to cost the same…” He was a social networking enthusiast long before Facebook, as a longtime ham radio operator under the call sign KA2FWE, and he passed that enthusiasm on to his grandchildren. Frank and his brother Jack reveled in teaching their children how to survive the pounding surf at Jones Beach on Long Island’s south shore, and were lucky enough to return with each and every one of them each time. Frank enjoyed the camaraderie of the Manhasset Joggers group, and did his civic duty proudly, serving as a member of the Munsey Park Board of Governors, before leaving Manhasset in 1997 for Stuart, Fla. He and Cecilia enjoyed the years they spent there, as well as at their Long Lake (Maine) cabin. At the age of 70, Frank saved a life when he generously became a bone marrow donor to one of his children. Left to cherish his memory are his brother John Cox; his children, Ann Marie McAvey, Vincent Cox, Eileen Ricci, Rosemary CoxCollins, Gloria Dickson, Louise Booth and Stephen Cox; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Cecilia on April 4, 2013. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 South Clyde Morris Boulevard, Port Orange, Fla. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Halifax Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 38000 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.
FRYEBURG — Joyce B. Brown, 83, died peacefully at Fryeburg Health Care Center on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, where she had been a resident since 2011. Born in Lewiston in March 1930, Joyce was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elsie Barns. She lived most of her life in South Paris, where she attended South Paris High School, graduating in 1949. She was married to C. Walter Brown (“Brownie”) in 1949. Joyce worked many years as a waitress at Bean’s Restaurant and as a CNA at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. She was a lifelong member of the American Legion Forrester Carroll Post 72 in South Paris. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, C. Walter Brown; three children, Belinda Hamlin of Naples, Melinda Strout of Brunswick and Tom Brown of Auburn; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. As requested by her family, there will be a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery Annex on Paris Hill Road, South Paris, on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at the American Legion Forrester Carroll Post 72 on Church Street, South Paris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to Responsible Pet Care, 9 Swallow Road, South Paris.
Carlton E. Palmer BRIDGTON — Carlton E. Palmer, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his home on South High St. He was born in Bridgton, Sept. 3, 1932, the son of Gerald H. Palmer and Marie Chaplin Embich. Carlton was a graduate of Bridgton High School and joined the Navy in 1950. He attended the U.S. Naval School of Music in Washington, D.C. until called to serve in the Korean War. On his return to Maine he married Maxine Durgin in 1953. Carlton was employed in the telephone industry for 37 years. He worked for Standish Tel., Poland Tel., Contel & GTE, and retired from Verizon in 1991. Carlton was predeceased by his sister Susan Palmer Brown. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Cathy Palmer of Bridgton and Robin P. Nappi and her husband Carroll Nappi Jr. of North Gorham; two brothers, Stephen and his wife Janice of Oakland and Joel and his wife Linda of Limerick; brother-in-law A. Dean Brown of Bridgton; and many nieces and nephews. The family of Carlton Palmer would like to express their sincere gratitude to the many kind staff members at Bridgton Hospital (including the Swing Bed program staff) as well as the Hospice Program members who provided such competent and compassionate care to Carlton and family during his illness. Following Carlton’s wishes, arrangements are private. Memorial donations may be made to the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. Bridgton, ME 04009, where he enjoyed meeting so many nice people. Donations may also be made to the Oncology Dept. at Bridgton Hospital — another group of wonderful people. Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhomeinc.com
Adeline Hammond FRYEBURG — Adeline “Bette” Brown Hammond, 89, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2013 at her home in Fryeburg with her daughters at her side. She was born on May 7, 1924, at Memorial Hospital in No. Conway, N.H., and after graduating from Fryeburg Academy, she married Wilbur (Hammy) Hammond. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21, 2012. She worked with her husband to build the lumber business, Thomas Hammond and Son, in East Hiram. They traveled throughout the United States and Canada and served as People to People Ambassadors to China for the U.S. State Department. Adeline was a nurturer and caregiver for so many during her long life and was very active in her community. She organized the first Earth Day in East Hiram, an act in which she took great pride and satisfaction. She was very active in the Mt. Cutler Elementary School PTA and was a lifelong member of the Maine Audubon Society. She was a member of Eastern Star and served on various committees in both the Congregational Church of Hiram and the United Church of Christ in Fryeburg, where she was part of a group that worked with an orphanage in Puerto Rico. She was also an avid supporter of the Fryeburg Academy Music Department. She was devoted to her family and was predeceased by her husband Wilbur F. Hammond, her father Capt. Roger C. Brown and her mother Marion Pitman Brown, her sister Ann Marie Turley, and a brother Roger C. Brown Jr. She is survived by a brother Robert Brown and his wife Margaret of Sanford. Adeline will be greatly missed by her loving family: Wilbur F. Hammond Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Sequim, Wash., Toby B. Hammond and wife, Janie, of Naples, Connie-Lee Jones and husband, Woody, of Portland, Cheryl-Lynn Outram and husband, Jim, of Fryeburg, Thomas S. Hammond and wife, Debbie, of Sarasota, Fla., and Christian T. Hammond and wife, Madeleine, of Hiram; grandchildren, Wilbur F. Hammond III and wife, Colleen, Robyn Sala and husband, Joseph, Holly Nass and husband, Jon, Nathan Boothby and wife, Casey, Justin Boothby and wife, Ashley, Amanda Boothby, Thomas Hammond II and wife, Susie, Greta Fiorina and husband, Mike, and Benjamin Hammond; and eleven great-grandchildren: Willow Hammond, Jacob, Maxwell and Eliza Nass, Karlie and Kayla Boothby, Cyrus and Liesl Boothby, Carter Hammond and Adeline and John Thomas Fiorina. A private celebration of life will be held at the family home on Kezar Lake in the Fall. Adeline will be interred in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg, Maine. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Adeline’s name 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 www.woodfuneralhome.org
Minola Boutilier BRIDGTON — Minola (Muff) Boutilier, 52, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2013 at home in Bridgton, after a short illness. She was born July 22, 1961 in Norway, the daughter of Gordon and G. Mary Millett. She attended Oxford Hills High School and graduated in 1979. She married Richard M. Boutilier from Bridgton on Sept. 25, 1993. They were high school sweethearts. They resided in Oxford for many years until moving to Bridgton in 1998. During Muff’s life, she worked at Miller Shoe, Norway Footwear, Walmart, Rite Aid and Four Paws Dog Grooming. She was a member of the Norway Fireman’s Relief Association. Muff enjoyed many things including family get-togethers and cookouts, the ocean, NASCAR, the Fryeburg Fair, but her favorite was Thanksgiving, so she could have the entire family together. Her passion was spending time with her husband. She enjoyed her golden retriever, Brittney, and her cats. Muff is survived by her husband, Richard; her brothers, David, Leslie and Duane; her sister, Debbie; and nine nieces, 10 nephews, six great-nieces and seven great-nephews. She is predeceased by her mother and father; her two brothers, Carroll and Dean; and two sisters, Linda and Cheryl. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at Forest Hills Cemetery, Kansas Road, Bridgton. Visitation was held on Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.chandlerfunerals.com In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Minola may be made to: Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 51 Main St., South Paris.
Paul A. Wescott SCARBOROUGH — Paul A. Wescott, of South Portland, died on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born on Aug. 22, 1931, in Bangor, the son and only child of Frederick A. and Pearl Otto Wescott. Paul attended schools in Bar Harbor, South Berwick and Bucksport, graduating from Bucksport High School in 1949. He graduated cum laude in the class of 1953 at Colby College, where he was a member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity and a cheerleader. He participated in college theater and was on the staff of the Colby Echo. He met Eloise Larned, his first wife and mother of their children, at Colby, where they married in 1955. In 1979, Paul married Margaret “Peggy” Thomas Ring. They lived in Brunswick until 1987, when they moved to South Portland. They enjoyed and supported each other across and through all the hills and valleys for 34 years. They traveled often to the U.K., Bermuda and the Florida Keys, and also to faraway destinations, including Tibet, Thailand, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil. Peggy and Paul were avid readers and Red Sox fans, and they competed weekly with separate copies of the New York Times crossword puzzle, which they attacked with pens (pencils are for lesser breeds). Paul was a Root Tilden Scholar and an editor of the Law Review at New York University School of Law. After graduating in 1956, he began the practice of law at Mudge Stern Baldwin & Todd in New York, later known as Mudge Rose Alexander & Mitchell. He then joined the practice of Reed Smith in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1960, Paul responded to the call of his beloved Maine and joined Drummond & Drummond in Portland. He left that firm in 1965 to form Drummond Wescott & Woodsum, now Drummond Woodsum. In 1977, Paul started his second career as president and CEO of Howell Laboratories Inc. in Bridgton until retiring at the age of 80 in 2011. Under his leadership, Howell became a leader in its niche markets of shipboard fluid processing machinery, primarily for the U.S. Navy. Through its Shively Labs division, it developed into the leading U.S. manufacturer of FM broadcast antennas and related equipment. Paul was especially proud of enabling Howell to become an employee-owned company and ensuring that it would remain a successful technical products manufacturer in Maine, as well as an employer in western Cumberland County. Paul was active in his communities, serving Cape Elizabeth on its school and planning boards. He later served the Episcopal Diocese of Maine as a member of the Committee on Holy Orders and a delegate to many diocesan conventions. He served on the vestry in his local parishes and as senior warden at St. Paul’s in Brunswick. He was chair of the finance and investment committees at the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland. He was a trustee of the University of New England for almost 30 years, proudly participating in its growth as the longtime chair of its facilities committee. In 2006, Paul was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at UNE’s commencement. More recently, Paul served on the Board of the Maine Historical Society as chair of the finance and investment committee and a member of the executive committee. Paul is survived by Peggy, his son Paul A. Jr. and wife Margery L. of Berkeley, Calif.; his son Capt. Thomas L. of Forest Hill, Md.; his daughter Ruth W. Montero and husband Peter C. of Lincoln, Mass.; his son John F. of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and his stepchildren Betsy Ring of Charlottesville, Va.; Connie Gregg and husband Jim of Lexington, Mass.; Molly Carpenter and husband David of Brunswick; and John Ring and wife Yu Feng of Taipei, Taiwan. He is survived by 14 grandchildren: Tamara and Trevor Wescott, Brad and Katie Wescott, Nick and Claire Montero, Nina and Aidan McKee, Emily and Chandler Gregg, Julia and Anna Carpenter, and Hannah and Willy Ring. He was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Elsie Thomas Carpenter, in May 1995. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Saturday, Aug. 17. A Burial Office was celebrated Sunday, Aug. 18 from the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Following the service, all were invited to a reception at the Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland. Burial was private at Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. Memorial contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.
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August 22, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D
Warren G. Swan Sr. PORTLAND — Warren Glendon Swan Sr., 82, of Portland, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Warren was born in Portland on Feb. 21, 1931, the son of the late Harold M. and Lillian A. (Brown) Swan. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School in 1950. While at Deering, he lettered in football and baseball. In the September 1949 game against Portland, Warren scored all of the points while playing in the interior line as center in a 10-0 Deering win. Warren was married to Dolores Helen Johnson on Oct. 9, 1954. Warren and Dolores met at a dance at the Portland YWCA, and a year later they would be married. Together, they lived in the Swan family home on Riverview Street, where they raised their four children. Warren was a retired 37-year member of Local 29 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. His work included construction and repair of boilers in power plants and paper mills throughout New England. In his downtime, Warren enjoyed both watching and participating in a variety of sporting events. He enjoyed candlepin bowling into his late seventies, winning the 2002 Western Maine Senior Men’s Singles Championship. Warren also participated in the area Senior Games for many years, where he medaled in several events. Warren truly enjoyed the frequent family get-togethers at home or the family camp on Bonny Eagle Pond. During his retirement, you would find him tapping maples during sap season, cutting firewood on his lot in Baldwin, or fabricating some project in the garage. Each year, he looked forward with anticipation to the opening day of fishing and deer hunting seasons. Surviving is his wife of nearly 60 years, Dolores H. Swan of Portland; sons, Warren G. Swan Jr. of West Baldwin and Kenneth A. Swan of Gorham; daughters, Linda M. Swan of Portland and Karen E. Fecteau of Westbrook; five grandchildren and a greatgranddaughter. A period of visitation was held Monday, Aug. 19 at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. Funeral services followed. Burial was held at Dow’s Corner Cemetery in Standish following the service. Care for Warren and his family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland. In lieu of flowers, the Swan family suggests memorials be made in Warren’s honor to American Lung Association at www.lung.org
Robert P. Herrie Sr. WEST BROOKFIELD, MASS. — Robert P. Herrie Sr., 69, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in front of his home. He was born in Worcester, Mass., son of the late Peter Herrie Sr. and Dorothy (Parker) Herrie. He graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, and served proudly in the Army National Guard. Bob lived most of his life in Worcester, but spent several years in Brownfield and Fryeburg, Maine. He had recently returned to Mass. to spend time with family. Bob was a self-employed carpenter and general contractor in the Worcester area for many years. He had a passion for gardening and will affectionately be remembered by his friends and family as “Ranger Bob.” He leaves three sons: Robert P. Herrie Jr., of West Brookfield, Mass., Kane Herrie of Bridgton, Maine, James O’Day of Auburn; a daughter, Meghan O’Day of Fryeburg, Maine; a brother, Alan Herrie Sr.; a sister, Joan Martunas; four beautiful granddaughters: Victoria and Emma Herrie, Brionna O’Day, Alanna LaSalle; great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Peter Herrie Jr., and a grandson, Jonathan “Buggy” LaSalle, both predeceased him. A memorial service was held near Worcester shortly after his passing and burial will be at the convenience of the family. To share your thoughts and memories with the family online, please visit www.kellyfuneralhome.com
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that they would have (none too generous) pensions after retirement; the city can’t retroactively cut the pay they’ve already worked for. That leaves one source of funds: The banks and bond holders who knew they were buying into risk and for which they were compensated by higher than market interest payments and profits on derivatives. They made a bet that they would not loose. They lost. They will have to pay up. Detroit’s baseball team may go on to capture the
American League and World Series. The municipality, however, may see its status as the top national bankruptcy threatened by cities and states, which owe much more than they can cover. (The unfunded liabilities of Illinois’s three largest staterun pension plans may be $133 billion.) The harsh reality of Detroit is not a local problem, but a national one. The budget struggles in Augusta certainly make it seem so. We really must reorganize our national priorities. Can Medicare
and other entitlements be reshaped for greater efficiency without hurting the needy? Shouldn’t our tax structure be made simpler, more progressive, more rational? Can’t we divert huge military/intelligence expenditures to more constructive purposes – education, infrastructure, aid to cities and states? Isn’t it time that our legislators spend more time raising funds for the nation rather than for their own campaigns? Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.
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(Continued from Page D) at a further cost of $3 million to the city of Saco each time. “The Camp Ellis [Saco] beach shoreline has shown continued erosion since the early 1900s. We have a problem that we have some responsibility to correct,” says the ACOE. Patrick Fox says, “It won’t be permanent in (the sense) that it’ll be fixed forever. It will always require maintenance; it will always require funding.” Fox sounds dubious and who can blame him? It’s his town and whatever the feds do there ultimately becomes his headache. Consider the “help” Saco and Biddeford Maine got from the feds over the centuries for their relatively small community, then think about how the feds are now “fixing” our nation’s entire health care system. Consider also that the man who wrote most of the plan, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), described this government fix as a “train wreck.” Then come government plans to “fix” the entire climate of the planet and stop oceans from rising. Talk about hubris. Their insistence that climate change is caused by humans and can therefore be reversed by humans, is cited as one justification for their newest Saco River “fix.” Lost on them is the historical fact that all the sand they’re trying to control was deposited by glacial melt during the massive global warming 10,000 years ago when there were very few humans around anywhere to cause it. Now government plans to fundamentally change our entire economy to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels in favor of windmills and solar panels in their effort to fix the climate. And on it goes. Government forces banks to send us endless letters explaining how they’ll guarantee our privacy, then it saves all our e-mails, phone calls and Internet searches in a massive data bank. Government forces teachers, nurses, hospitals, counselors and countless other professionals to maintain the privacy of every student, patient, or client with whom they work, then it amasses all our digitized records and saves them all in a huge data bank. All this data is accessible by the IRS — the same agency that leaked private information on political opponents of the Obama administration, then persecuted and harassed anyone who disagreed with the president. Government insists that it won’t read our e-mails or listen to our phone calls unless we’re communicating with a foreign terrorist — and expects us to believe it. Trust us, they say. We won’t abuse this information. We’re only doing it for your protection. Right. Government will protect our secrets just as it protected national security secrets like the highly-classified Stuxnet computer virus U.S. and Israeli intelligence used to forestall Iranian nuclear weapons development. According to a Monday article in The Washington Times, the Obama administration leaked that secret to The New York Times, and then leaked details about the Seal Team Six raid on Osama Bin Laden “to burnish Mr. Obama’s credentials as commander in chief as the 2012 election approached.” Remember when government spent $1 trillion in stimulus money to fix our economy and it didn’t fix our economy? Economist Thomas Sowell insists it wasn’t stimulus money because we got no stimulus. Quoting Abraham Lincoln, he said: “If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does the dog have? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” Don’t you wish government would stop fixing things for us? I sure do. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History middle school teacher.
Black-eyed Susans brighten the garden on a warm summer day. A biennial, they grow in open woods, gardens, fields and roadsides. Known as pioneer plants they are very competitive. (photo by Alexa Hathaway of Naples)
Looking to the sky
(Continued from Page D) around here, although in recent years a few have begun to breed in central Maine. They are omnivorous, eating mostly seeds, grains, and other vegetable matter, as well as insects, reptiles, small mammals and anything else they can find. We watched the bird walk slowly through the tall field grass, probing down with its long bill, searching for food. We wondered where it would roost that night, since cranes typically feed in fields during the day, and then move to wetlands, where they spend the night standing in the shallow water Many of us are accustomed to watching for birds at our feeders, or in our yards, but it pays to keep an eye on the sky, too. One day, we might look up and see a very big bird flying overhead, moving its huge wings slowly and deliberately. If it flies with its long legs trailing behind and its long neck stretched straight out in front, it might be a sandhill crane.
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(Continued from Page B) Should the city sell off its priceless art for the best price offered? Not if the city intends to remain a city. Those works are its heritage, they help to create and preserve its identity, its soul. Sell, but only if the city is to be plowed under. How about putting the squeeze on the benefits promised police, firemen and other city workers? Not unless contracts lose their meaning in the modern American economy. Those men and women worked for the assurance
NORWAY — Samuel C. Giles, 84, of Norway, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at Norway Rehabilitation & Living Center. He was born in Concord, Vt., on March 2, 1929, the son of Samuel and Doris Moyse Giles. He married Viola Rainville. He had been employed as a superintendent at Wilner Wood Products for years. In later years, he was a driver for Community Concepts. Samuel was a member of the Knights of Pythias. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid collector of coins, knives and clocks. He is survived by his son, Sammy Giles of Norway; daughters, Sheila Robinson of Chocorua, N.H., Diane Giles of South Paris and Dawn Fritz of Norway; six grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren; three sisters, Joanne Newell of West Paris, Jackie Chaisson of Bridgton and Sandra Baker of West Paris; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www. chandlerfunerals.com A memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris, with interment to follow at Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris.
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Sunrise versus sunset
NATIVE AMERICAN MARKET — Come and see the fifth annual Maine Native American Summer Market and Demo, celebrating Maine’s finest, award-winning Native American artists, at Shaker Village on Route 26 in New Gloucester on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate traditional Wabanaki art forms including basket-making, stone carving, bark etching, beadwork and jewelry in addition to featured performances of drumming, dancing and storytelling. This is the southernmost gathering of more than 40 Wabanaki artists in the state of Maine, and will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit www.shaker.lib.me.us or call 926-4597.
(Continued from Page D) prefer the sunrise or the sunset. I investigated this by reading an online poll on sodahead.com Most people who preferred the sunrise listed these reasons: they are morning people; they likened sunrises to new beginnings; and it harkened in the daylight. People who said sunset was tops said it was because they weren’t a morning person; weren’t up early enough to see the sunrise; or they liked nighttime better. A few people cited “the day is coming at rest” and “the end of the day is so relaxing.” Another one was wowed by the burnt-orange tones of the setting sun. Personally, sunsets are my cup of tea. Like those people polled, my preference is tied to my mental state at different times of the day. As far as enjoying sunrises — when I am awake at that time, my mind is too busy calculating that day’s “to do list.” I am creating timeslots to complete stuff, and asking myself whether or not I will have the energy and time to finish it all. Therefore, taking time to enjoy the sunrise feels too rushed for me. However, by the time the sunset arrives, I have reached some strange state of contentment. Regardless of whether I have accomplished a lot or only a few items on my list, I am at peace with my day. That attitude contributes to the ability to appreciate the sun’s setting. In terms of more vivid colors, I think the sunset soars. The sunrise is like a short sentence complete with punctuation. The nuances of colors come quickly; and suddenly, the day has started. The sunset is like an ellipsis. Whoever is watching it has the opportunity to finish the sentence that has started and choose their own punctuation. From my point of view, the
sunset seems to spread out, using a longer length of time than it did to rise. The sunsets that stick in my mind are those I have seen while visiting Oregon during wildfire season. The particles of pollution in the air amplify the colors, and create a red moon at night. My memories of sunsets from the Cook Inlet’s beach in North Kenai, Alaska — with friends and family and campfire food — are probably exaggerated in their beauty because of the company and nostalgia. This summer, Hacker’s Hill on Quaker Ridge Road has been my venue for stellar sunsets. Especially fascinating is the moment the sun hits the clouds. During that interval, the white clouds turn a deeper color than the sky. Therefore, to the human eye, the sky appears to be in the foreground. The patch of liquid-blue sky between the clouds and the mountain ridges can easily look like a lake. Sometimes, the whole sky looks like a lifelike map of Big Sebago or Moosehead Lake, complete with moose swimming to an island (that is actually a small cloud.) On Hacker’s Hill, I rant against our “fast food society” when someone else pulls to the side of the road and stays for only one to three minutes. It may very well be that person enjoyed 15 or 20 minutes of the sunrise, while I paced inside my head and barely caught a few seconds of that morning occurrence. Maybe, when evening rolls around, a few moments of sunset is all that other person wants or needs. But, I judge those people harshly as I soak in another sunset. Anyhow, being a hypocrite is one of the definitions of being human that is most difficult to admit.
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(Continued from Page D) “Depot Street Business Area” by example.) Pre-work, then, will consist of review of regulations and working with Maine DOT. Design and implementation will take place when the project is proposed to be fully funded in July 2014. With other CDBG projects that have funding assigned and are “shovel-ready,” this project will wait until the shovel ready projects are shoveling. What is the CDBG funding process: a project is proposed in an application process to a committee (last year, Greg Watkins, Madelyn Litz and Rosie Schacht were the committee) who received the applications along with a staff recommendation; the committee’s recommendation then goes to the board of selectmen, and then, the selectmen’s recommendations are reviewed by the county and by HUD staff for suitability with federal requirements. This applica-
tion process starts in January 2014. Downtown Walking Trail I met with Dee Miller to go over her idea to have a marked walking route in the downtown area. Every day, so many folks are out walking and we want to recognize and support that and encourage more of it! She came up with a great concept of painting the sidewalks to show a route and mileage. This route can be shown on the map I am working on this fall for the whole downtown area for distribution next year. Salmon Point Selectmen will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at Salmon Point. I was not there as I was on vacation through Wednesday. I do have thoughts on possible ways to gain full use of this property. One idea is to provide adequate waterfront space to rent out boat slips to the public, as well as areas for kayak/canoe rentals/tours. Upland portions (that is,
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will be meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27 with the selectmen to discuss the process for the Brownfields Grant and the removal of asbestos work. If you are interested in hearing about this project, I encourage you to attend. Other grants — I am requesting permission to seek trail funds to improve the trail from Pondicherry Park to BRAG fields. Is that cool or what? Comprehensive Plan — Public forums have been going well. The next forum is Monday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Depot Street Tap House. If you have not been to one yet, I urge you to go. I am working on the land use chapter, as well as creating vision statements from the forums, so you have to go so I get it right as to what the community wants for the next decade for your town.
Planning Board — there is a complicated project that spans two towns, Bridgton and Sweden. This is complex, so I am inserting my assistance that will require some research and writing time. Marketing — I am planning to attend the Small Business Trade Show in Boston in October. I am working with the local Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Washington Valley, as well as other interested parties to pool resources to create a packet of materials to bring to this show. As always, call (6478786), e-mail (ecodevdir@ bridgtonmaine.org), LinkedIn with me (annemkrieg), Tweet me (@BridgtonPECD) or Facebook with me (BPECD) to let me know what’s going on, keep up with what’s going or just to chat!