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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 35

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Salmon Point fees hiked

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen Tuesday voted to hike lease fees for Salmon Point Campground campers by six percent Tuesday, but tabled most other ideas coming out of a recent workshop. The rate increase follows last year’s 14 percent increase, but still keeps costs below the rates charged on average at private area campgrounds. A lakefront site, of which the campground has 14, will cost $2,780, while the seasonal rate for the 16 non-lakefront sites will be $1,946. The board also agreed to set the rate for the six new back lot sites at the same nonlakefront rate of $1,946 per season. Selectmen spent well over an hour discussing various proposals to make the Long Lake campground operate in a more professional manner. They did not allow public comment until later in the meeting. Chairman Doug

Taft explained that campers and other residents have had numerous opportunities to express their opinions over the past several months, including at a workshop held two weeks ago. Only three board members participated in the voting on financial matters, however. Both Selectman Paul Hoyt and Bob McHatton did not participate in the vote on site fee increases. The board decided to keep running the campground as a seasonal campground, rather than to change to a model catering more to overnight and transient campers. They decided to keep the status quo, for now, on the controversial question of whether to allow leaseholders the right to transfer their lease to a family member. One question they did decide definitively had to do with a washing machine. The board agreed to “look into” buying a second washer and

dryer for the campground in order to shorten waiting times for the machines, especially in the mornings. They agreed to pursue a cost-benefit analysis for dredging the lagoon, agreeing that action will need to be taken at some point in the future to keep the lagoon area from filling in and affecting the profitability of the town-owned enterprise. Boat and water vehicle fees and visitor fees,will remain the same, the board decided. On the question of whether to install individual electric meters at each site, Campground Manager Ted Sawyer said it would cost well over $100,000 to retrofit the sites. The board agreed that many of the questions concerning improvements come under the heading of capital improvements, and that more precise cost estimates will be needed before a final decision can be made.

LRTV embraces digital age

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer For years, despite its modest $70,000 annual budget, Lake Region Television has had the distinction of offering its viewers more local programming than any other TV station in Maine. And now, with the purchase of new all-digital equipment, the station is delivering that programming live, both via cable and the Internet, in a decidedly smoother, more professional manner. The digital transition, two years in the making, is nearly complete, with three new $3,500 high-definition cameras linked to Internetcapable computer servers in

ECONOMIES OF SCALE — A four-hour memory card sits atop a one-hour VHS tape. LRTV’s headquarters in the video signals to the server, basement of the Bridgton and the show is streamed live Municipal Complex. over the Internet, anywhere With the push of a button, in the world. Just as the VHS the cameras send their audio/ tapes once used by the station

are obsolete, so, too, now are DVDs. All the shows are stored on the computer servers with removable hard drives. When one drive fills up, it can simply be replaced. No more sitting at the station, waiting (in real time) for a camera’s video tape from a two-hour meeting to be copied onto a DVD before it can be edited for viewing. No more awkward station pauses of up to a minute between shows, while a machine sorts out the next DVD to load up in the queue. No more moving parts. In the past, live shows were only possible from the selectmen’s rooms in LRTV, Page A

New FA era begins By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Like many students, Erin Mayo is looking forward to her first day of school. As the new Head of School at Fryeburg Academy, Mayo is eager to see the arrival of new boarding students this Saturday and Sunday and the return of the Raider student body on Thursday, Sept. 5. She is also anxious to stand in front of 18 students and teach an advanced placement class. ERIN MAYO is Fryeburg Academy’s first female leader in the school’s 222-year his“I am really looking tory. She succeeds Dan Lee, who retired at the end of the last school year. forward to a good year (Rivet Photo) here at Fryeburg Academy. I am looking forward to fact that the new Head of most drawn to. I went to School for Academics), my class and the beginning School is the first female St. Johnsbury Academy in there were strengths and an of our weekly all-school leader in the institution’s Vermont (student popula- interesting learning curve, tion of about 1,000, now), but it didn’t take too long meeting (after first period). 222-year history. Mayo brings a vibrant where my father was head- for me to want to get back The first one will be on opening day — in the gym spirit to the Academy, and master for 20 years (both to the private academy setwith all the students,” she will be a highly-visible of my parents were alums) ting. We had talked about a said. “I plan to invite stu- leader. One step to cre- and where I spent my first dent leaders to help design ate greater visibility was 15 years of my career as a change, and when I came future meetings — which moving her office from the teacher and eventually as across the opening at Fryeburg Academy, I paid an administrator. can include special talks, second floor to the first. The blend of students attention. I wasn’t active“I want more incidental musical performances, theater, recognitions as they traffic — to be more vis- and families that you ly searching at that point. serve with an overlay of After being contacted come up, and announce- ible,” she said. The News recently met the boarding program is by a consultant a couple ments. Of the three schools I have worked at, this will with Mayo as she continued like no place else. It just of times, I became more be the first that we don’t to tie up a few loose ends feels like a democratic ser- interested. It was an opporhave a daily meeting of with the start of school just vice that higher education tunity that I didn’t want to let go. After experiencing some kind. For the whole eight days away and asked ought to be. When my husband the contrast of living in school to be together at the following: Q. What attracted (Peter) and I and our fam- Vermont and then Texas, some point in a day creates a sense of community. It is you to seek the Fryeburg ily (Maeve, age 17 and I found I really wanted to powerful. It can be fun. I Academy position as Gunnar, 12) moved to get back East. Q. Being raised in Dallas to a private day look forward to just look- Head of School? EM. First, the fact that school (she was Head Vermont, have you vising out and seeing everyit is a town academy. That of Upper School at the ited Maine or Fryeburg body.” Change is in the air at is the educational model I Episcopal School and later before? Offer some the Academy, including the am most familiar with and became Assistant Head of ERIN, Page A

NORTH FOUNDATION — The north foundation is listing out of plumb approximately 5%, which suggests that the barn is migrating in that direction. According to the Maine Preservation report, “if this movement is allowed to continue, the barn will collapse in just a few short years.”

Barn on shaky ground, closed

Bridgton Historical Society has been advised that the barn at Narramissic, the Peabody-Fitch Farm in South Bridgton should be closed to the public until structural problems with the dry stone granite foundation can be addressed. The Society has become increasingly aware that there were problems with the foundation, according to BHS Executive Director Ned Allen. It all started when volunteers made some repairs and adjustments to the door, which was getting very hard to open and close. They noticed that the real culprit wasn’t the door itself, but the fact that the structure

had shifted off its foundations. The Society consulted with several historic preservation consultants about the problems facing the 175year-old foundation, and a recent report by Christopher Closs of Maine Preservation warned that the situation has reached the point where concern for public safety dictates the drastic action. Allen said Society officials are in the process of “figuring out” how they will approach raising funds for the project. “Although we obviously have some pressing issues to deal with immediately, this BARN, Page A

FRYEBURG — The Capital Campaign to raise funds for a Community Center in Fryeburg has reached a major milestone, raising 80% of the funds needed to build the facility. Brad Littlefield, who has led the fundraising effort for the last three years, made the announcement Tuesday. “I am pleased to inform the residents of Fryeburg that the Capital Campaign has raised $1.2 million toward our $1.5 million goal, thanks to the generosity of many individuals, corporations and foundations,” he said. Construction could begin as early as April 2014 if an additional $300,000 is raised

by then, said Littlefield. The Center will be known as the Hastings Community Center, after Doris and David Hastings II. The generous donation was given in memory of the Hastings by their children, Ann Hastings and David Hastings III. Other major gifts include: • Kendal C. and Anna Ham Foundation — Supporting the teen center and technology room; • Don and Brenda Thibodeau — Supporting the gymnasium; • Norway Savings Bank — Supporting the senior center; • Poland Spring Water CAMPAIGN, Page A

Rec campaign at $1.2 million

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Vendor permit rules revamped By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The appropriate changes have been made to the new ordinance that sets a protocol for permitting street vendors who lease private land or sell items on public land. However, a few dozen affected business owners did not have time to review those changes before Monday night’s workshop. That’s because the document was not yet posted on the town’s website. According to Naples Code Enforcement Officer Renee Carter, the ordinance is now available on the website, which is The next step is a public hearing, which has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5. Then, a special town meeting vote will be required to finalize the proposed modifications to the ordinance. The changes include a new definition for a street vendor. Also, the nonrefundable application fee for the vending permit was reduced to $100 upfront. The

remaining cost would be due — if the permit is granted. That $500 permit fee will be sought if a business subleases its private property to a seasonal vendor. Those amendments have been reviewed by the Naples town attorney. About 20 local entrepreneurs showed up to the Naples Board of Selectmen workshop on Monday night. One of the businesses, SunSports+, like many of the local establishments in Naples, displays its items for sale outside the building. This will be allowed to continue without a permit. According to Selectman Rick Parschak, “If a business that is selling antiques subleases his land to a person who wants to sell lobsters out of a cooler. The person who plans to sell lobsters would need to get a permit from the town because he is on private lands.” Also, the fees are associated with someone who wants to operate on public lands, he said. “Some people wanted us to change the ordinance so it only deals only with

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It seems like Casco has embarked on a crusade to rid the town of inhabitable, unsafe buildings. Before the snow had melted, a home with a collapsing roof was removed from the property off Route 11 and near Cooks Mills Road. Next, on the demolition agenda is a fire-damaged home near Coffee Pond on Route 11. During a regular meeting on Aug. 20, Town Manager Dave Morton updated the Casco Board of Selectmen on the status of several demolition projects. Those projects include the removal of the Memorial School. The town has owned the building and property for several years, since the School Administrative District (SAD) No. 61 closed its offices there and

handed ownership back to the town. The request for bids for the job of removing the building was officially made public in late August, Morton said. The job will include salvaging the masonry as well as properly handling hazardous materials such as asbestos. Bid packages are available at the town office. During the past six months, the Casco Fire and Rescue Department was able to utilize the building for night vision training and other types of rescue training. Demolition of the buildings on Burgess Road is slated to start this week. The road will be closed to through traffic while the demolition takes place. That project was offered as two bids proposals because the structures were located on opposite sides of the road, according to Morton. One

public lands such as Kent’s Landing and the rights-ofways on the Causeway,” he said. The board “feels strongly that we still need language in there for the private land in order to protect other businesses,” Parschak said. “An example would be: Say someone near the Lobster Pound, say a person who owns a home across the street allows an individual to sell lobsters out of a cooler cheaper,” he said. “We need a license so people would have to ‘buy in’ to the business community. They would pay for a vendor’s license. We as a board would decide whether or not the vendor’s license is granted.” Dee Smart, the owner of Sweet Laurel located near the Naples-Bridgton line, said she was glad to kick back and listen to the workshop comments instead of taking the floor. Smart spoke at an Aug. 12 meeting. “I never wanted to step out as the poster child for this,” she said. Smart was satisfied with the proposed alterations to the ordinance, especially the

new definition for street vendor. Now, most of the focus has shifted back to the Causeway and those businesses that have items in the public rights of way such as sidewalks and walkways. According to Carter, “Anything on public land would be required to be removed. We are still maintaining a vendor permit.” After the Sept. 5 public hearing, a special town meeting will be scheduled. “In all this, it was not made entirely clear: When we go to special town meeting, we are voting on these adjustments,” according to Selectman Paraschak. Therefore, residents will vote on the proposed amendments to the ordinance. The ordinance has already been passed so people cannot vote against or for the ordinance. Town’s ENJOYING ICE CREAM TOGETHER on the Naples people will be voting to Causeway are (front to back) Frances Kimball, Emily accept the changes that have Secord, Jacqueline Laurent and Mikayla Fortin. been made, Paraschak said. (De Busk Photo) “We are making these adjustments so it doesn’t apply to private businesses already in existence,” he said.

‘Daisy’ nurse Bids out for school removal award presented

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In last week’s edition regarding the Open Space Committee meeting in Casco, comments attributed to Neil Garston were actually made by Ed Wade. Garston did speak at that meeting, but he pointed out the possibility of managed logging on the town property in South Casco to raise money for maintenance of the property. The News regrets the reporting errors.

clinical skills and compassion. Bridgton Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner and presents the award quarterly during the year. Bridgton Hospital presented its most recent Daisy Award to Tammy Laidlaw, RN, a supervisor on the Inpatient Unit. According to her nominations, “Tammy is, first of all, a fantastic supervisor. She is very knowledgeable and shares her experience with other staff. She is tireless and willing to help all of us in any situation. She is a wonderful role model. Her enthusiasm and positive outlook are infectious. We just love her!” In addition, she was also recognized for creating the CNA Appreciation Week at the hospital, with all of the thoughtful and loving details that went into it. “Her love and devotion of the staff and to the hospital were obvious at the ceremony and very touching to see,” continued her nominations. Ms. Laidlaw, as a DAISY Award Honoree, was presented a bouquet of daisies, a DAISY certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a handcarved stone sculpture entiTAMMY LAIDLAW, R.N., with presentation bouquet, was presented The Daisy Award, tled A Healer’s Touch. She in recognition of nursing excellence at Bridgton Hospital. Also pictured, (left to right), also has a dedicated parking Karen Harding, Donna Goodridge, Nancy Murphy, Jill Rollins, Bridgton Hospital spot on campus. President David Frum, and John Ludwig. bid was for demolition of the home and a small shed; the second bid was for removal of a large milking barn. Robert Va r n e y Remodeling was awarded both bids in late July. Recently, the homeowner gave the town permission to salvage items of historical value — such as a weather vane on the milking barn — and donate those things to the Raymond-Casco Historical Society, Morton

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Q&A: Erin Mayo (Continued from Page A) impressions about the area and school? EM. Previously, my experience with this area was either chaperoning our dorm kids at St. Johnsbury (the school has a dorm population of about 260) over to the outlets in North Conway or traveling through Fryeburg to get to the Portland area where we have family and like to vacation. I have never been to the Fryeburg Fair — this year will be my first experience. When I interviewed and visited, I realized Fryeburg is a unique village, warm community — similar to St. Johnsbury, but smaller. It has just a really good feeling about it. Q. What does it mean to you that you will be the Academy’s first woman to lead the school? Biggest challenges ahead? EM. I suppose it is a little surprising after that stretch of time that I am the school’s first female leader, I am awfully proud to be the first. Honestly, I don’t think about it much, but occasionally, I do. I know it registers with other people. I am proud of the fact that they chose me. I want to gain a natural familiarity with how things work. The roles people have inside the school and outside in the community. Building relationships. I really want to look at ways to reinvigorate our residential life experiences and reunify the total student body. We have some divisions that have occurred over time. I want to understand what we do the best, and understand where some of our undiscovered potential is so we can really make a distinct attempt to make this school the one people want to choose, both day and boarding populations. This was a very rigorous and good search process. I had many opportunities during my two visits to the school to spend a lot of time talking with faculty and staff. It was nice to arrive on July 1 and have met everybody. We’ve had many good conversations already. I had a couple of good sessions with 10 or 12 students as part of my second interview. I asked to spend some time with kids last spring. The genuine warmth and excitement that everybody expressed about Fryeburg Academy really sold me. There were never sentences, “It’s a good school, but…” If anybody felt there was a flaw, they would say we could do better in this area…That was across the board. I was so hoping to get the job. My husband was really excited, as well. He is an English teacher. We met at St. Johnsbury. He took a sabbatical, and I was hired for one year to fill his position. He reclaimed his job, and when we married, I gained a little revenge. He is not teaching here. He will be looking at other opportunities. Q. Why were you interested in entering the field of education? Anyone in particular that inspired you? EM. My story is like others whose parents may be doctors, lawyers or business people. My parents were teachers. My dad became an educational leader. So, I grew up surrounded by that role. I never was conscious about the idea of being a teacher. But, when the opportunity came to teach that one year, it seemed like something I wanted to try. It crept up on me. For a long time, I was ambivalent about being an administrator because the more responsibilities you take on, the less classroom time you have. It’s a push-pull. You work with adults on behalf of the students as a school leader, but you lose out on the regular contact with students. First year or two in Dallas, the leadership programs that I had taken really started to steer me toward being a head of school. I taught a class for a couple of years in

Dallas. I questioned I could do it because of my other responsibilities. As frenzied as my day was, teaching the class was the best part of my day. This is what it is all about. I need to get the feel of what it is like being a teacher here at Fryeburg, and the way to do it is to teach. So, I plan to teach an advanced placement class (18 students) for a teacher who is on leave. I’ve taught all grades. I can’t imagine not doing it. For that period of the day, I am a teacher. My dad (the year he retired, the kids put him in a chair and carried him around campus after a school assembly) always taught. Can you do justice to the kids if you are disconnected from the classroom? I don’t think you can. You need to have that connection. Q. Through the years, what have been the biggest changes in education you have witnessed and how have those changes affected your philosophy in regards to providing children with the best possible education they can receive? EM. The many changes fall under the improvements in technology. Instant access to information and the need for literacy have transformed what we need to be doing for kids. There is a shift from content being the driver to 21st century skills being the driver — competent use of technology for collaborative efforts in a global market. The more schools pay attention to the needs of workplaces, the better we prepare them to succeed in the future and reach their potentials. There have been tremendous advances in our research and understanding of brain development throughout childhood and into early adulthood. These have radically altered our comprehension of how people learn, as well as what conditions inhibit learning —both should heavily inform the kind of instruction and learning environment that schools offer. Q. What are your goals/objectives for Year 1 at Fryeburg Academy? EM. We have a tremendous opportunity to create a unified K-12 experience. I look forward to working with Jay (Robinson, SAD 72 superintendent). We share the same group of students, so we need to get our teachers together to talk about curriculum. I want us to become more aware of each other and work together. Q. Strengths you bring to the position? EM. Deep familiarity with this model — the town academy. This is an independent school, our governance structure is different and our decision-making is local. So, we can really chart a path that we feel best meets our mission. That is very different than public schools. Personally, I have a good balance between emotional intelligence and rigor. I hope I have demonstrated and continue to show that I can walk the line of being kind and fair but also be necessary tough when the situation calls for it. As an educator, I describe myself as someone — be it a teacher or an administrator working with staff — who empowers students to be able over time to competently do things without help. I don’t want to be the teacher who is central and necessary to help students do things by the time June rolls along. Q. What do you like to do when you are away from your desk? EM. I like to be with my family. My kids are fun. We like to go to the movies. I like being outside, taking walks. I am really happy we moved our sailboat. Before, it was just too hot to sail during the summer while we were in Texas, which was when we had time off. Now, the boat is near where we vacationed. I like to sit and read.

DONATION TO SKI PROGRAM — Co-directors of the Adaptive Ski Program at Shawnee Peak, Ross Graham and Charles Scribner, accept a $500 check from Bridgton 4 on the Fourth Road Race Director, Jim Cossey. The Adaptive Ski Program allows differently-abled skiers and snowshoers to experience the joy of the mountains. At Shawnee Peak, the Adaptive Program is a pre-registered, multi-week, group program for children and adults with disabilities with groups from of local schools and adult agencies. Many of the program’s groups practice for the Special Olympics held annually at Sugarloaf. Distribution of $28,000 from the race proceeds has been completed ($26,000 to the Bridgton Public Library, $500 to each to the Bridgton Community Center, North Bridgton Public Library, Senior Transportation Program and Adaptive Ski Program).  

Tax collection ‘on pace’ HARRISON — Tax bills have been sent out and collections are on pace with past years, Harrison Town Manager Bud Finch reported to selectmen at their last meeting. “On time tax billing and collection are a critical part of the town’s financial policy which was introduced in 2011,” Finch said. “By managing our undesignated fund balance based on timely billing and collections we are able to ensure our cash on hand is sufficient to meet expenditures throughout the year. This eliminates the need for tax anticipation notes to cover the period of the fiscal year where expenditures need to be paid even before tax bills go out.” The most notable expense is the school with payments paid equally on a 1/12th per month. Payments equate to $311,794 per month or $935,383 over the first quarter of the fiscal year. Add to this the county tax payment of $309,681, which brings the first quarter expense payments up to $1,245,063. “By implementing the financial policy, we have been able eliminate cash flow concerns that many towns are

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Some plants pose big problem

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — An alien species thrives — stealing sunlight and water while growing bigger and broader. Then, it begins to choke and envelop the native species in its path. It sounds like the beginnings of a horror movie. For homeowners who take pride in their yards and gardens, it can be a battle to eradicate these invasive plants. Nadia Hermos has been putting up a fight against the weeds, but often it seems to be a losing battle, she said.

The popular burning bush (Euonymous Allata) with the dark red leaves is one of those transplants that has a tendency to take over the landscape, she said. “Mine grew to be huge and deposited berries, and birds brought berries all over the woods and I’ve had to dig out those bushes,” she said. Hermos discovered another weed — the purple loosestrife —by the Casco-Naples Transfer Site on Leech Hill Road. “I snipped the blossoms so it wouldn’t spread, but I felt it was benefiting from prun-

ing,” she said. Hermos attributed the exceptionally rainy summer to an increased invasive plant problem. In her capacity as the sole member of the Conservation Committee, Hermos would like to get information to the public about how dangerous invasive land plants can be for local species. “We want to have a desirable landscape, it draws tourists here,” she said. During a recent Casco Board of Selectmen meeting, invasive plants were the topic of conversation. Earlier in the month, longtime summer resident Rona Fried took a walk with Town Manager Dave Morton and Chairman Mary-Vienessa Fernandes to see how wellrooted these invasive plants are around the public property in Casco Village. Japanese knotweed creates a barrier on the west side of Pleasant Lake’s town beach. The Japanese knotweed has hollow stems like bamboo, and is very aggressive whenever land is cleared and at the edge of open spaces. Another culprit is bittersweet nightshade, which is an aggressive vine with purple flowers and red berries. It has twisted its way around trees, fences and utility poles in the Village. Fernandes said the plant tour was an eye-opener for her. After learning to identify a few of them, she was

JAPANESE KNOTWEED creates a barrier on the west side of Pleasant Lake. The knotweed is an aggressive invasive plant that can easily take over an area. (De Busk Photo) amazed to find more invasive plants in friends’ gardens and around town. For now, information about these invasive plants and how to get rid of them will be posted on the town website under “hot topics.” At a later date, the town may decide to find a way to eradicate the bushes and vines before the native trees lose ground. Hermos asked whether or not the town might entertain the idea of an ordinance to keep invasive plants at bay. The board did not discuss any proposed ordinances during its meeting. Fried, who operates Sustainable Business in New York, has been spending her summer on Pleasant Lake

since she was a child. She was amazed to find the invasive vines and bushes thriving in Maine — thanks to an abundance of rain. “The huge growth spurt is coming from Parker Pond to Mayberry Hill Road,” she said. “In New York through New Hampshire, you don’t see trees anymore. You see a form that looks like a tree. But, the trees are covered with oriental bittersweet. “The plant goes from tree to tree to tree. Last year, for the first time, I saw it in Maine. It is slowly creeping up,” she said. “Bittersweet and knotweed are very opportunistic. If land is disturbed or cleared, that takes over. We need to be

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August 29, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page A

Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, August 20 2:45 p.m. Lottery tickets were reportedly stolen from a local store. 6:43 p.m. A former tenant attempted to retrieve her belongings at a Smith Avenue residence, but homeowners there reportedly refused to give the items. 9:07 p.m. Police were asked to check the wellbeing of a 2-year-old at a Plummer’s Landing Road residence. Wednesday, August 21 9:39 a.m. A woman filed an animal complaint regarding being unable to get into her car parked in the Hannaford lot due to “vicious dogs” in the vehicle adjacent to her car. 2:51 p.m. A customer reportedly took a boat from a local yard without paying a $1,700 bill. 3:56 p.m. James M. Foss, 32, of Raymond was charged with operating a motor vehicle after habitual offender revocation and violating a protection from abuse order following a stop on Swamp Road by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont. Foss was released on bail. 5 p.m. Tyler B. Houle, 26, of Bridgton was summonsed for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont. Thursday, August 22 4:30 p.m. Fuel was reportedly stolen from a Portland Road location. 5:36 p.m. A blue 1985 Yamaha Maxim motorcycle was reportedly stolen from a Harrison Road location. 7:49 p.m. An iPhone was reportedly stolen from a Maple Street residence. 11:21 p.m. Police issued a verbal warning in regards to a noise complaint at a Smith Avenue residence. Friday, August 23 5:03 p.m. A caller asked to speak with an officer regarding alleged threatening messages from a former tenant. 5:36 p.m. A caller filed an identity theft claim. 8:04 p.m. A driver failed to pay $30.01 for gasoline. Saturday, August 24 1:21 a.m. Responding to a disturbance at

a location off Knights Hill Road and North High Street, police charged Samantha N. Townsend, 22, of Limington with domestic violence assault. Bridgton Police Officers Brad Gaumont and “Mac” McCormick responded. Townsend was released on bail. 8:14 p.m. Police received a report of a female who had not been seen or heard from since about 9 a.m. 9:08 p.m. Jason D. Flick, 34, of Naples was summonsed for criminal speed by Bridgton Police Officers Phillip Jones and Josh Muise following a stop past the high school. Sunday, August 25 11:01 a.m. A male walking on Willis Park Road thought he saw several marijuana plants growing along the edge of the roadway. Police checked the area, and did not locate any marijuana plants. 12:08 p.m. A caller reported the possible theft of a fishing pole and tackle box from a South Bridgton Road location. 12:33 p.m. A property owner filed a trespass complaint regarding people riding their horses on his land and failing to clean up after the animals. 6:51 p.m. Police received a report of an “intoxicated” man walking on Harrison Road. 11:43 p.m. Someone illegally entered a vehicle on Fox Crossing Road, and left the hazard and dome lights on. Monday, August 26 11:05 a.m. A motorist was issued a verbal warning for failing to yield to a police car near Portland and Willett Roads. 1:08 p.m. A motorist failed to pay $11.11 for gasoline. 3:20 p.m. Police investigated a theft complaint at a Warren Street home. 7:44 p.m. A caller requested to speak with an officer regarding an “ex” stealing items from her residence. Recap: This past week, the Bridgton Police Department responded to 177 calls for service. They included: 35 traffic stops, 2 motor vehicle crashes, 5 animal control complaints, 13 suspicious activity/disturbance complaints, 7 theft complaints, 1 assault and 1 harassment complaint. There were also three arrests resulting in the following criminal charges: domestic violence assault, criminal speed, operating after habitual offender and violation of a protection from abuse order.

AIRLIFTED — Scott Killton, 32, of Naples was transported to Maine Medical Center by LifeFlight Sunday morning after he was seriously injured when he was impaled by a wooden stick after being thrown from his dirt bike in Sebago. (Photo courtesy of the Maine Warden Service)

Man ejected from dirt bike SEBAGO — A Naples man was impaled by a small tree at about 10 a.m. Sunday morning when he was ejected from his dirt bike in the vicinity of 575 Hancock Pond Road in Sebago on the narrow gauge railroad (exempt) ATV trial system. Scott Killton, 32, was riding his Yamaha dirt bike with

four other friends, also on dirt bikes. While riding, Killton struck a small stump in the trail and was ejected, according to the Maine Warden Service. He landed on a small one-inch wooden stick and it became impaled in his lower back/ abdomen.

Killton was treated at the scene by Sebago EMS and was then transported by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center in Portland. All riders were in compliance and riding with full safety gear including helmets. No prosecution is expected in this incident.

FRYEBURG — A Brownfield man faces drug charges after being stopped at the intersection of Oxford and Portland Streets in Fryeburg at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Robert Burnell, 27, was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of 8:20 a.m. Burglary of a tion. scheduled drugs, possession motor vehicle in Canal Bridge 1:50 p.m. Burglary of a of marijuana, possession of parking lot. motor vehicle at Walker’s a hypodermic apparatus and LOG, Page A 11:58 a.m. Follow-up of sale/use of drug paraphernaburglary of a motor vehicle at Lovewell Pond landing. 12:31 p.m. Fraud complaint at a Main Street loca-

lia. He was transported to the Oxford County Jail in South Paris. Fryeburg Police Officer Thomas Hundley stopped a vehicle fitting the description of a “be on the look out” from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office in regards to multiple burglaries in the Brownfield area. Officer Hundley noticed “multiple items” in the vehicle that matched items reported stolen in car, business and residential burglaries that had occurred since the previous weekend (Aug. 17), during overnight hours. A wit-

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Shop local, help library CASCO — Casco Public Library has been hard at work on their annual Coupon Book — producing a high-quality collection of savings to all your favorite local shops. From now through June 2014, the library is selling this valuable coupon book for just $10 each. The book will support the library and help stimulate the local economy. When you shop locally, you keep more dollars in the community. It provides a winwin situation for all — you can feel good about saving while shopping and great about giving to the library. Along the way, you may learn about some local businesses you haven’t visited previously. The library appreciates that businesses in Casco and throughout the Lake Region have donated their services for this fundraiser. Here’s what you’ll find inside the coupon book: Casco: Blacksmith’s Winery — two coupons for $5 off a tasting; Carousel Horse Farm — $5 off per person on trail ride or $5 off Freeport carriage ride; Baker’s Dozen — buy one pie, get second half price; Bittersweet Barn — 20%

ROTARY GUEST SPEAKER — Meg Dyer, executive director of the Lovell Recreation Department, was guest speaker at the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club. She reported on the multi-faceted program required to run a rural and multi-town recreational program. Meg is a dynamic speaker and as recreation director is on the first line of adults to model, teach and help youth achieve their potential in sports and social functions. Two weeks out of a month, an assigned Rotarian asks an influential person to speak to the club for 15 to 20 minutes. Shown in the photo (left to right) are Rotarian Bob Mallon, Meg Dyer and Club President, David Chaffee. for free child’s cone with purchase of small hoagie; Valerie’s Housecleaning — 50% off two hours of housecleaning; Watkins Flowers — free delivery in Casco and Naples; Webb’s Mill Variety — buy one grilled sandwich, get second half off; Webb’s Mill Variety — get 20-inch pizza for price of 18-inch pizza ($5 value); Point Sebago — buy one round of golf after 11 a.m., get second round free; Point Sebago — 50% off campsites or select Park homes; Clelie’s Kitchen — buy one item, get second half price; Bob’s Place — $2 off a pizza.

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(Continued from Page A) pital, was stripped of its equipment and services after it joined the MaineHealth network. The transition will be complete on Oct. 1 when St. Andrews closes its emergency care unit and does away with 25 hospital beds. Meanwhile, Anthem is seeking permission from the state to cancel certain health insurance policies and move their customers to a new one that excludes hundreds of doctors along with Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals, York Hospital, Parkview in Brunswick and Mercy Hospital in Portland. That means that many Anthem policyholders in communities like Rumford, Bridgton, Lewiston and Auburn, will have to travel many miles to Maine Medical Center in Portland or other facilities and doctors in southern Maine that accept the new policy. The new website, which is backed by Friends of Central Maine Healthcare, contains the facts behind these recent developments and urges people to attend a public hearing in Auburn on Thursday, Aug. 29 to oppose Anthem’s plan. The hearing is their chance to tell state regulators that they want to keep seeing their local doctor and keep their current health care plan. One of the reasons behind the website is because local doctors and health care officials are hearing from concerned patients about what the changes mean for their medical care. “President Obama promised that we wouldn’t have to switch doctors under the Affordable Care Act and that there wouldn’t be any changes to our existing health care plans,” said Brenda Weeks, a patient advocate from Auburn. “But now Anthem and MaineHealth are trying to hijack the rules. Why? Just so they can make more money?” The website contains a quote from President Obama when he urged Congress to pass the Affordable Care Act: “I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage — they like their plan and, most importantly, they value their relationship with their doctor. They trust you. And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” But now Anthem has joined with MaineHealth to sabotage the President’s promise and make it harder for thousands of people to keep their current coverage and get medical care in their own community. The public hearing before the Maine Bureau of Insurance will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at Kirk Hall on the Central Maine Community College campus, 1250 Turner Street, in Auburn.

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LRTV embraces digital transition and technically secure for at least two years. We already know there’s another change coming up in the future. This will hold us hopefully for the next three years — when we’ll have to change again. This grant gave us the first step. We’re totally off DVDs and old VHS tapes. And very rarely do we go in the field now with taped cameras. Those cameras are all being retired; they’ve been repaired so often they’re to the point now where very few are working. They don’t have any value to someone else because the tapes they use, the decks are no longer available. They were calling them digital cameras but they were recording them to a tape medium. Our three new high-definition cameras are true digital cameras. They come with a four-hour memory card that just slips in, and (when we’re done taping) we put the card into a computer and just drag and drop the (video) file.” BN: What will you do with the old cameras? JL: “We can still use them for recording meetings or other non-live coverage. The new cameras are used for live coverage. But the old cameras? Maybe we’ll donate them to a museum.” BN: How does having Internet access help with programming? JL: “We’re able to record our shows via the Internet. So when were sending out any kind of live meeting, were recording it at the same time onto a server at Livestream, and we have it immediately available for playback on the Web. So somebody who went to the Casco Days Parade, for example, when it was over, they could call it right up on their computer or their mobile device, and watch the parade that just went by.” BN: How long will the show stay on the Internet? JL: “We can archive them indefinitely. A municipal meeting will stay on a long time. A parade might have a shorter shelf life. That’s one of the other advantages of the emerging technology — the storage space has become huge. The old floppy disks were — what — a couple of megabytes? Now were talking about terabytes (1,000 gigabytes). You can put hundreds and hundreds of hours of video on the computer.

WHY IS THIS MAN SMILING? — The $3,500 high-definition video camera held by Lake Region Television Manager John Likshis contains a small card that replaces everything on the table in front of him — making DVDs and taped video cameras obsolete. “We may start a museum,” he jokes. (Geraghty Photos) And all of the drives we have now are also removable. So we can remove them when they fill up, and put a new one in.” BN: If someone wanted to watch a parade a few years from now, could they? JL: That’s a process we’re still evolving. We just create so much programming. We’re not making DVDs any longer. (Once the show is removed from the LRTV website), copying it means we’d have to bring it out of the cablecast tightrope server and create a DVD from that — and that’s a lot of extra man hours. Previously we made a copy, and just made a copy of that, and charged $9. If we continue to charge the same price, we’re spending a couple of hours for $9. We’re trying to figure out how to make it cost effective for someone who wants that (a program no longer stored on the website). A lot of people have been extremely happy with being able to see an event on the website. We’ve subscribed to Livestream for livestreaming, and we can archive those programs. Any taped programs we feel are beneficial, we’re uploading to a service called Vimeo, where people can go on and search for video on demand. And that also offers them the

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(Continued from Page A) the towns of Bridgton and Naples. Now, thanks to a nifty camera device called a Mi-Fi that links to the signal of a portable antennae, LRTV can go live virtually anywhere, within a quartermile of a WiFi hot spot. That’s how LRTV was able to provide live coverage of Bridgton Veterinary Hospital’s recent Pet Community Event, using the hospital’s wireless Internet signal. That’s also how the station was able to provide live coverage of Lake Region High School’s Girls Basketball finals at Cape Elizabeth — although the live signal crashed at halftime because bandwidth dropped when too many others began texting and using their mobile devices. A $25,000 grant from the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation was secured by LRTV Board Chairman Paul Kucharski this April, and “really got us going” on the digital transition, said Manager John Likshis. At least that much was matched by the station’s own resources, not enough to do everything they wanted, but enough to be able to comfortably say that the station is — at long last — up-to-date on technology. The Bridgton News talked recently about the digital transition with seven-year LRTV Manager John Likshis, a veteran of Maine Public Broadcasting whose fascination with all things camera dates back to his high school days: BN: Why go digital? JL: “As Time Warner has changed over to digital, so we, too, are going with the change. The technology has become cheap enough that, via the Internet, we can go live almost anywhere where we can get an Internet connection. There aren’t any FCC (Federal Communications Commission) regulations on wideband connections, but of course we always ask permission.” BN: Why did it take two years? JL: “The first was financial, but the biggest reason is, the pace of change with technology is just overwhelming. So we didn’t want to jump in too early. The equipment we had, we wanted to keep working, to keep us financially

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and through good times and bad, since then. The barn is featured prominently in Don Perkins recent book, The Barns of Maine, as it is a noteworthy specimen of a mid-19th century barn with a very compelling story. The barn has been used over the years as a venue for numerous events and programs, from scholarly lectures and fine artisans shows to community suppers and dances. But, no barn — or other historic structure — stands forever without repairs. It was re-sided in the late 1930s after Margaret Monroe purchased the property, and the society has worked over the years at preserving the structure, most recently by replacing the roof. Major work was also undertaken when the farm was donated to the Society in 1987. The floor was replaced at that time, and structural repairs straightened the barn and reinforced the supporting posts. Those repairs have lasted for a quarter of a cen-

SOUTH FOUNDATION — The substantial gaps between the granite slabs and the large chinking stones illustrate the extent to which the foundation has sunk over the centuries. tury, but 25 years of water draining off the Fitch’s Hill has taken its toll, washing out the soil under the foundation. The Society will be consulting with experts to plan the restoration, which will involve lifting the structure, rebuilding the foundation,

and creating a drainage system that will siphon water away from the structure. A temporary bracing system will be devised so that the barn can be safely used during the restoration process, which is likely to take place in phases over the course of several years.

We’ll archive some of the DVDs. But here’s the problem. People can’t play VHS tapes because they don’t have VHS players anymore. And the same thing will happen with DVDs, because they’ve already gone beyond plain DVDs to Blu-ray. And Bluray has moved on to where everything is being streamed and archived. I think someday everything that we watch will be on demand.”

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(Continued from Page A) Company — Supporting the basketball court floor; • Hannaford Charitable Foundation and Hannaford Supermarkets — Supporting the community kitchen. Further funding came from the Clarence Mulford Trust, West Oxford Agricultural Society, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Tube Hollows International, Gibson Woodbury Charitable Foundation and the Goldberg Foundation. Littlefield said that the focus of the campaign to date has been securing naming rights at the facility, but that the final phase of the fundraising campaign will appeal to the community. “We are currently working with several foundations in hopes of obtaining further funding, but I anticipate that the majority of the remaining $300,000 we need will come from community members who share our vision for this new community asset,” Littlefield said.  Fundraising efforts are ongoing and tax-deductible donations of any size can be sent to: Fryeburg Recreation Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 41, Fryeburg, ME  04037. The Hastings Community Center will be built at the Fryeburg Recreation Complex off of Route 302. Plans call for a 120’x120’ steel building that, in addition to housing the Fryeburg Recreation Department office, will feature a gymnasium with a basketball court, locker rooms and showers, a function room with a full-size kitchen, a senior center, a technology room and a teen center.  “Our goal is to offer expanded programs and services that promote a healthy lifestyle and that appeal to all ages. Once LIGHT MOMENTS featuring the works of Bridgton the new Community Center is built, we’ll finally have the photographer Ed Stevens will be showcased at Frost space we need to meet that goal,” Littlefield said. Farm Gallery in Norway.

Stevens at First Friday

NORWAY — Frost Farm Gallery will hold a First Friday reception, meet and greet the artist on Friday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The new show, entitled “Light Moments,” will feature photography by Ed Stevens. Stevens studied formally at the Massachusetts College

of Art and Design, receiving a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in 1980. Since then, he has enjoyed a meaningful and fulfilling career as an art educator in Maine and Arizona. Ed also holds a master’s degree in Counseling and as a licensed counselor, uses art as therapy in vari-

features an exhibit on the Bridgton During the Civil War. For further information contact the Bridgton Historical Society at PO Box 44, Bridgton, ME 04009 or call 647-3699, visit the website at www.bridgtonhistory. org or e-mail

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(Continued from Page A) We can keep the (programs) we deem historical, or just buy a new drive. BN: How will technology change again in the next few years? JL: “Our back room is still full of VHS tapes, even though we’ve begun throwing stuff away from 10 years ago. We’ve offered it to various towns, but often they say they don’t have the storage space.

The house remains open for tours, and is open for the rest of the season on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bridgton Historical Society also operates an archives and museum in the former fire station on Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton, which currently

ous workshops and programs throughout New England. Guitarist and singer/percussionist Maya Best will provide live acoustic music for the evening. The show is free and open to the public. Frost Farm Gallery at 272 Pikes Hill in Norway (743-8041).

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(Continued from Page A) project will require more than sending out a few letters and holding a bean supper. We have to plan it carefully,” Allen said. “I’m convinced that we will emerge from all this in a few years as a much stronger organization.” The barn, approximately 40’x60’, was built in the 1830s by George Fitch, sonin-law of the house’s original owner, William Peabody. It is known locally as the “Temperance Barn,” since according to local tradition, it was raised during a period of religious revival, without the barrel of rum that was usually part of such occasions. Mr. Fitch was an ambitious builder, constructing this large barn next to an existing one. A few years later, he decided that it needed a cellar; he built a large wooden screw, lifted the barn up and built the foundation of huge granite slabs that he quarried from the hill behind the house. The barn has stood, through wind, rain, and sun


Arts & Entertainment

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Celtic Festival sweeps Western Maine For five days in September, from Sept. 1115, the towns and villages of western Maine will become home to a unique celebration of music and culture as the inaugural Crossroads International Celtic Festival presents dozens of concerts, with 18 live performances featuring more than 100 artists from Sept. 11 to 15. Artists will travel from Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Scotland and Ireland, as well as from across the United States, to join the finest of Maine’s musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers for this lively fall celebration. They will perform in Harrison, Lovell, Fryeburg, Bethel, Newry, Rumford, South

collaboration drawn from a deep well of Irish styles and influences from Canada and the U.S. Both performers possess quick and welldelivered wit and humor to add texture to the fabric of the evening. To end out the evening, the Boston-based band Long Time Courting is an all-women supergroup featuring Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals), Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals), Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals), and Lissa Schenburger (fiddle, vocals). Exquisite vocal harmonies combine with formidable instrumental prowess to create music that is both playful and richly satisfying. • Friday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. — Going Back to the Future, at Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Road, Harrison.

Paris, Carrabassett Valley and Farmington, Here are Celtic Festival events happening at venues in the Lakes Region area: • Thursday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. — Celtic Reflections, Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Ridge Road, Center Lovell. Your host for the evening, Frank Ferrel, has been collecting audiotapes of Scottish and Irish performers for decades. Over the years, he has been recognized as an outstanding performer in several genres. His mastery of Cape Bretton fiddling is well-known, and he plays Celtic in Boston with the best. He calls his own compositions just New England fiddling. Chrissy Crowley and Owen Marshall are at Crossroads for a special

The festival will raise the roof with three big bands. The common thread of this show is how modern music on the Celtic scene today is based firmly in the roots of the past. Boston-based Long Time Courting brings an amazing mix of traditional Irish to the forefront with lush harmonies and tight instrumentation. Worldclass fiddler Dominique Dupuis will be here with her full band and is known for her amazing drive and interpretation of the Celtic roots of Acadian tradition. Sprag Session is the moving force in Celtic rock and funk in Eastern Canada. They are the masters of taking the traditional tunes of Scotland and Cape Breton and going right out to the edge, even as they are ever

Boston-based female supergroup Long Time Courting is just one of many bands and individual artists participating in the inaugural year of the Crossroads International Celtic Festival. The group will perform Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell, and Friday, Sept. 13 at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. so respectful of the genre. Borders, at the Leura Hill • Saturday, Sept. 14, Eastman Performing Arts 7 p.m. — Hands Across CELTIC, Page B

The Line hangs Denmark out to dry DENMARK — The Line, an original family show that hangs Denmark out to dry, will have a three-day run starting this Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. Funded by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council, and produced by the DAC in collaboration with the Denmark Historical Society, The Line

is set along a washing line running the depth of the DAC main hall, which in turn finds use as various projection screens and surfaces. The Line uses oral testimony, recollections, and other histories of Denmark as the raw materials from which to construct a historical fiction in the great tradition of Maine’s tall tales and humdingers. As a special bonus, The Line will also showcase the

original work of Denmark youth in The Gaggle, an original short film created and produced as part of the DAC’s summer film camp. Audiences are invited to Thursday’s dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m., with show dates Friday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. A $10 suggested donation is requested for all shows. Reservations are accepted by calling 452-2412.

DANCING THE STORY — The 49th Parallel Dance Company will present Watering Hole on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at The Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills.

International dance company at Saco River

BAR MILLS — The Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills, is proud to offer a performance by the 49th Parallel Dance Company on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. titled Watering Hole, fusing contemporary dance, theatre and indie rock music to tell the stories of nine individuals through a chaotic night at a local pub.

The dance has been set to an original musical score by Brooklyn-based rock band, Black Taxi. It was choreographed by 49th Parallel co-founders Ariana Champlin, of Buxton, and Carolyn Schmidt of British Columbia. Their goal is to provide a union within the North American dance world that connects the East and West Coasts of the U.S. and Canada.

Their dynamic work has been seen at venues and festivals across the continent, including The Young Choreographer’s Festival in New York City and Feats Festival of Dance in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Admission is $16 adults, $14 students and seniors, and reservations are advised. For more information, call 9296472 or visit

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All-night horror in Denmark

DENMARK — Come end the year in fear as the Denmark Arts Center hosts an all-night horror show, outdoors in Denmark’s own Bicentennial Park on Sunday, Sept. 1 from dusk to dawn (7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.) DAC begins the evening with a very special showing of the made-in-Maine film, Black Rock, hosted by the film’s cinematographer Hilary Spera.  When lifelong friends plan a camping trip on a deserted Maine island, they expect only nostalgia and solitude. But fate has more devious plans, as it delivers a trio of Iraq veterans on a hunting expedition. The battle of the sexes becomes literal after an accident turns the boys against the girls, with

bloody results. Written by Mark Duplass, and directed by Katie Aselton, Black Rock was a standout at this past January’s Sundance Film Festival. The horror show then continues all night long, ending with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. the following morning at the DAC. So bring your sleeping bags (and security blankets!), and get ready to shiver. The lineup includes: Bad Taste, Peter (The Hobbit) Jackson’s debut; Trilogy of Terror, in memory of the late Karen Black; and, of course, a film set in a big hotel in the mountains. See the DAC website for times and further details. The event is for OUTDOOR HORROR MOVIE Film Festival with special guests will be held at the Denmark Arts Center on Sunday, those ages 16 and older, only. Sept. 1, dusk to dawn, 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. in Bicentennial Park (Route 160) in Denmark. The event is for those ages 16 and older. Admission is $10. In case of rain, the event will be held in DAC. Admission is $10.

Maine: Myth vs Reality Celtic festival Harrison, North Bridgton and Waterford libraries are offering a “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion program that will run from midSeptember 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

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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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(Continued from Page B) Center, 18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg. As Crossroad’s most multi-cultural show, hands extend across international and regional borders to present a great diversity while at the same time celebrating our Celtic connections. Burton MacIntyre will direct the flow. The show starts with neighbors to the south of Boston, Stanley & Grimm. Decidedly Irish, Sean Brennan and Nikki Engstrom have honed their skills in the pubs and festivals of southern New England. Nikki plays a very rare FO Stanley fiddle built by the inventor of the Stanley Steamer. Cape Breton master songsmith, Buddy MacDonald, will perform with Rachel Davis to give us a taste of the vibrant music culture that is purely Cape Breton and tell us about Celtic Colours International Festival. Buddy is the host of the late night events each night at Sunday River this year. Boreal Tordu, Maine’s premier Acadian band, will then take the stage, with a strong sense of the Acadian’s fight to survive on this side of the border. David Munnelley and Mick Connelley are as Irish as they come. Button box and fiddle with a turbo shot. Watch out, things are going to get hot. A complete list of artists and ticket purchases can be found a Crossroads International Celtic Festival is sponsored by United Insurance, Linda Clifford Scottish & Irish Merchant, and supported in part by grants from the Maine Office of Tourism, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission.

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NAPLES — The Naples United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Block Party on the Naples Village Green on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come spend some time with your friends and neighbors, and bring a lawn chair. Lunch will be served, with hamburgers, hot dogs, casseroles, salads, dessert and beverages. There’ll be activities for all ages, including face painting, cupcake walk, bag toss, bocce ball, badminton and a shoe scramble.

Bridgton Arts & Crafts, located at 12 Depot Street, will be a busy place over Labor Day Weekend. From Saturday to Monday, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, members will hold a bake sale at the store. Stop by for some great homemade goodies. On Sunday, Sept. 1, Clete Boothby will hold a wood-turning demonstration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the tent at Village Tie-Up Annual Golf Tournament the store. Looking for some interesting gifts? The items The Village Tie-Up 23rd annual Golf Tournament will Clete creates are something you might want to consider. On Monday, Sept. 2, the hand-stitched quilt will be raffled off be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Bridgton to the lucky winner. If you haven’t stopped in to purchase Highlands Country Club. Registration for the Shotgun Start is $85 for individuals, $340 for a team of four, payable by your ticket, time is running out. Wednesday, Sept. 4. The fee includes golf, cart, food and Free Community Meal in Raymond beverage, giveaways and the opportunity to participate in RAYMOND — A free Community Meal will be served several contests on the course. For registration information, on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Christ Chapel, contact Brian Williams at the Village Tie-Up at 583-4266. 37 Northern Pines Road (off Route 85, near Crescent Lake) Proceeds benefit the Harrison Lions Club. in Raymond. The menu is baked chicken and rice, soup, Annual Arnold Dugmore Ride/Walk for MS casseroles, salads and desserts, all served buffet-style. The SOUTH PARIS — The 6th annual Arnold Dugmore meal is free of charge and is open to the surrounding comRide for MS, 4th annual Walk for MS, will be held on munities. All ages are welcome. Sunday, Sept. 8, starting at the Smilin’ Moose Publyk Last Scribner’s sawmill tour of season House and Tavern at Market Square in South Paris. All proHARRISON — The last scheduled tour for the season ceeds from the walk benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis at the Scribner’s Sawmill and Homestead will be held on Society’s Greater New England Chapter. The ride begins at Saturday, Aug. 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. This mid-19th century 10 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at site was developed when water and oxen power generated 11 a.m., with registration at 10:30 a.m. Registration fee of the energy to fuel this rural, family-owned industry. In addi- $20 per person includes T-shirt, gift bag, buffet lunch and tion to tours, barrel assembly and shingle manufacturing door prizes. Advanced registration is welcome. Contact will be demonstrated. After touring the mill, step back in 739-6006 or e-mail The rain date time as you tour the Scribner Homestead, built in 1849 and for the ride/walk is Sunday, Sept. 15. remodeled to appear as it was in the 1920s. The homestead Join the Lake Region Community Chorus barn holds a large collection of antique mill equipment. The Lake Region Community Chorus is gearing up for Behind the barn is the icehouse, which is full of tools used in harvesting ice off the Crooked River. Entrance is free; another season of song. After a very successful spring conhowever, donations are welcomed and used for the contin- cert, the chorus will be starting rehearsals for the second ued restoration of the site. Scribner’s Mill is found one mile season on Monday, Sept. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the south of Bolsters Mills on Jesse Mill Road just over the Bridgton Academy Chapel, North Bridgton. Director Laurie bridge in Harrison. Or take Maple Ridge Road from Route Turley, assistant director Jan Jukkola and accompanist 117 to Scribner’s Mill Road. For more information or to Carolyn Stanhope will be bringing their considerable talents and energy to lead the group through rehearsals and perforschedule a private tour, call 583-6455. mance. A December holiday concert is planned as the seaFood Ministry Distribution son finale. There is a $20 registration fee to help cover the Sept. 1 in Bridgton cost of sheet music. For more information, please contact The Lake Region Vineyard Church will hold a Food Ginny Halligan at 647-2642 or Ministry Distribution on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club at 402 Main Street, near the ballfield. Prepared food will holding workshop be available to eat in or to take home, along with several SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club perishable, nonperishable and frozen items. The food ministry is open to anyone who wishes to be blessed with good will hold a workshop on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at quality food. For more information, call Dana Masters at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road, South Paris. The topic will be preparing and medicating bees for 831-0737. For more information, contact John at 743-5009 or National Alliance on Mental Illness Meeting winter. Kevin at  RAYMOND — The Lake Region area meeting of Brownfield Lions Dance National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will be held on the first Monday every month. Come join them on Sept. 2 features Bullwinkle Jones from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Raymond Public Works/Fire & BROWNFIELD — The Brownfield Lions Club will Rescue Building on Main Street in Raymond, just off Route hold a dance on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 p.m. to mid302. This is open to those with mental illness or family or night at the Brownfield Lions Den on Routes 5 and 113 friends of someone who has mental illness. Confidentiality in Brownfield. Music will be classic rock ‘n’ roll by is kept and it is a wonderful time to share your worries or “Bullwinkle Jones” for adults 21 and older. Admission is concerns or just listen. For more information call Eileen at $10 per person and the dance is “bring your own bever655-4193. ages.” There will be a 50/50 raffle as well as a bottle raffle. For more information or reservations, call Trudy at 935Harrison Historical sponsoring 4617 or Earl at 935-2911. ‘Surprise House Tour’

Rabies shots, microchipping offered HARRISON — The Harrison Historical Society will NORWAY — A Rabies Vaccination and Microchipping meet on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Clinic sponsored by Responsible Pet Care will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Norway Fire Station on Beal Street, Norway. Cost is $10 for rabies shots, $25 for microchipping, which aids owners in locating pets should a disaster occur or if they are lost. The attending veterinarian will be Dr. Suzanne Best. For more information, call 743-8679.


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HARRISON — It’s time for the annual CROP Walk sponsored by the United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, the group will walk to North Bridgton and back. The distance is about three miles, and there will be a relief driver to assist along the way. Water will be available at the halfway mark and ice cream awaits those at the end of the walk. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. CROP Hunger Walks are the oldest hunger-fighting events in the United States. Over 1,600 communities take part every year when churches, schools, and individuals walk together to raise funds for a better world. Aid is sent to 80 countries to provide disaster relief from earthquakes, floods or war. Food kits, blankets, and health kits are distributed to those in need. Come walk with this group and get family and friends to sponsor you. If you can’t walk, be a sponsor. Remember that 25% of the funds raised stays in Harrison and is used in conjunction with the food pantry to provide Thanksgiving baskets and Hannaford gift cards at Christmas. For more information, call the church at 583-4840.

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Raymond Library News Your Library is a pilot series At a Glance • Monday, Sept. 2 — Labor that connects libraries across the state with Maine-based Day, the library is closed • Monday, Sept. 9 — Baby/ foreign policy experts, scholToddler Time resumes at 10:30 ars and practitioners who will give presentations on critical a.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 10 — Foreign foreign policy issues selected relations speaker Ron Jarvella, by the library. Raymond Village Library “The Chinese Intelligence and Windham Public Library Network,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Sept. 11 — have selected three speakers Preschool Story Time resumes and topics for hour-long presentations on important global at 10:30 a.m. • Wednesday, Sept. 25 — issues. The first speaker event Publicity meeting, 3:30 p.m. at was on Aug. 19 in Windham. Two others will follow: the library • Tuesday, Sept. 10 — 6:30 • Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Book to 7:30 p.m., Raymond. Ron Group, 7 p.m. at the library • Wednesday, October 9 Jarvella speaks on “the Chinese — Susan Poulin, “the funni- Intelligence Network.” This est woman in Maine,” 6 p.m., presentation discusses the Chinese Intelligence network, free exploring how it is structured, Labor Day The Raymond Village how it operates, and what it is Library will be closed on after. The Chinese pioneered Monday, Sept. 2 celebrating the idea of gathering intelliLabor Day. However, it will be gence on enemies, potential and real. They have been at open on Sunday, Sept. 1. it longer than anyone else. As Children’s Story Times The weekly story times will seating is limited, please preresume beginning on Monday, register at the library, or call Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. for the 655-4283 or e-mail sally.holt@ Baby/Toddler Time and on Charlaine Katsuyoshi • Monday, Oct. 21 — 6:30 Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. for the Preschool Story to 7:30 p.m., Windham. Henry Time. For more information, Laurence speaks on “Public please call the library at 655- Broadcasting in the Digital Age.” The new media revo4283. Foreign Relations Speakers lution has transformed the The Raymond Village role of the press, empowerLibrary is pleased to partner ing individuals but threatening with the Windham Public to destroy traditional journalLibrary, the Sebago Lakes ism. This presentation will Chamber of Commerce, the discuss the future of public Maine Humanities Council broadcasting in the light of the and the Mid-Coast Forum on recent scandals at the BBC and NORWAY — Art Moves Dance Studio’s 25th Anniversary Foreign Relations, to offer political attacks on PBS/NPR. Season kicks off with a master class taught by accomplished a new speakers’ series on Contact the Windham Public dancer and new Maine resident Charlaine Katsuyoshi on Foreign Policy. The World in Library at 892-1908 for more Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Art Moves Dance Studio on the third floor of 13 Cottage Street in Norway. The cost of the class is $20 and the class is limited to 15 intermediate and advanced dancers. Katsuyoshi has an extensive performing and teaching background in ballet, modern and jazz in a SEBAGO — A Community Electronic Waste Recycling style that can be described as both fierce and fluid. She is a Day is being offered to residents of Sebago and neighboring demanding yet generous teacher. For more information or to towns on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Whistle sign up, e-mail Debi Irons at Stop General Store, Route 113, Sebago. The event is sponsored by Cumberland County Volunteers in Police Services, the Cumberland County Explorers Post 3, and Maine Coast. Accepted items include flat panel TVs, monitors, hard drives, laptops, cell phones, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, stereos, DVDs, CD players, cameras, telephones, computer games, TVs or computers. Items that will not be accepted include batteries, smoke detectors and fluorescent Fishing, Antiques & Firearms bulbs. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, 129 Sebago Road, Naples, Maine 04055 call Don at 632-0401 or Terry at 642-5042.

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information. Book Group For the month of September, the book group will be reading The Women Who Raised Me, by Victoria Rowell. This is a memoir of a woman’s rise out of the Maine foster care system, and of the unlikely series of women who lifted her up in marvelous and distinctive ways. Born as the child of an unmarried Yankee blueblood mother and an unknown black father, Victoria Rowell beat the odds. Unlike so many other children who are lost in an overburdened foster care system, her experience was hopeful, thanks to several extraordinary women who stepped forward to love, nurture and guide her to become the woman that she is today. This is a story that shines a glowing light on the transformational power of mentoring, love, art and womanhood. The group will meet at the library on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. All interested readers are

invited to attend and join in the discussion. The book will be available upon request at the library. The Smartest Card The American Library Association has designated September as Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the Raymond Village Library wants to be sure your family has a library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school, and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. Kids can go to the library to get homework help and borrow books, and they can also check out music, DVDs and use the Internet, all for free. A library card can be the most important school supply of all and costs absolutely nothing. The library is open on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by and get your card today.

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Chickadee Quilters welcome new members Beginner through advanced quilters in the Lake Region area are invited to join the Chickadees Quilters. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Bridgton Community Center from September through June. Business meetings take place on the first meeting of the month while programs and workshops are held on the second meeting of the month. This highly-energetic group of quilters is very involved in supporting the community while also having fun and creating new friendships. Some of the more recent activities have included creating comfort quilts for those in need and pillows for the Bridgton Health Care Center. Spectacular quilts are raffled off each year to sup-

port organizations such as the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter and the Mother Seton House. The quilters have also made donations to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, the Community Fuel Assistance, the Bridgton Recreation Department, and the Bridgton Community Center. The schedule includes the Tuesday Morning Girls, two retreats each year plus the ever-favorite annual Chickadee Quilt Show that is held in July. A mini quilt show is held in March at the Casco Inn Residential Home. The first meeting for this upcoming year is on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot Street. See you there! For more information email chickadeequilters@ CHICKADEE TUESDAY MORNING GIRLS redoing the valances for the Bridgton Community Center include (left to right) Sue Drisko, Anne Debonis, Gloria Cadman, Carol Hicks, Carol Davidson and Diane Barth.

Morin new massage therapist When Denise Morin left the Dempsey Center and joined On Eagles Wings in Bridgton as a full-time massage therapist, something unexpected happened. The wellness center (located off Portland Road) was developed for women battling and surviving cancer. Yet, the center started to receive numerous calls from male cancer patients seeking to schedule time with Morin. After serious consideration, On Eagles Wings founder Ann Ruel decided to open the center to both women and men. “We’re serving a limited population here in Bridgton, so to make it, I decided to open the center to both women and men,” Ruel said. “We’ll give it a shot and see what happens.” Morin has over 18 years of experience working with cancer patients, and will be at the center five days a week. “Her qualifications are rare and unique,” Ruel said. “Her personality to treat these patients is just as rare and unique, as well.” Meanwhile, Ruel will be looking to achieve her certification in reflexology this month, and will commit three days a week to the center. In other On Eagles Wings news: • The center will be offering a “Women to Women” program in September with special packages for massage and reflexology. • The center will be looking to create a special garden to remember loved ones. “We are going to start creating a garden of beautiful perennials. We will ask the public to donate flowers in honor of a loved one who have passed from cancer,” Ruel said. “We will MASSAGE, Page B Casco/Naples/Raymond American Legion Post #155 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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WELCOME ABOARD — Ann Ruel, founder of On Eagles Wings wellness center in Bridgton (left), welcomes massage therapist Denise Morin, who will provide services at the Portland Road facility five days each week.

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NAPLES — The Naples Lions Club will host a charter cruise aboard the Songo River Queen II on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. This is the club’s third cruise of the 2013 summer season. Dubbed a “Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Cruise,” the DJ for the evening will provide a variety of rock ‘n’ roll music spanning the last five decades. Refreshments will be provided, and, of course, the Queen’s cash bar will be open. The club has continued to maintain the $20 per person fare it has used over the past years for the two-hour trip on Long Lake. The Naples Lions Club, over its 10-year existence, has provided an average annual benefit of $14,000 to a variety of charitable needs, with over half this sum remaining in the local Naples area, providing educational student grants, fuel assistance and camp scholarships at both Susan Curtis and Camp Sunshine. Tickets for the cruise are for sale online at, at the Causeway Dairy Bar (in the gazebo) or at the Augustus Bove House.

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Brian and Brittany (Staley) Ouimette of Standish have a son, Elliot William Henry Ouimette, born on July 15, 2013 in Portland. Elliot joins Lynn, age 5. Maternal grandparents are George and Katie Staley of Naples; Bruce and Elaine Melhorn of Kittery. Paternal grandparents are Linda Cormier of Lewiston; Norman and Sharon Ouimette of Standish.

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Dresses from pillowcases Many of the members of Bridgton Arts & Crafts got together for a potluck supper and a little sewing recently. They created some adorable dresses for the little girls in Haiti. The members voted to adopt this project for one of it charities to support. The dresses are created using new or slightly used pillowcases. If you would like to donate pillowcases, sewing supplies, or money for the sewing supplies for this project, please drop them off at the store. If you would like to help with sewing these dresses, stop by the store for more information. BAC member Ruth Palmer travels to Haiti twice a year, and the mission that she works with will be passing out the dresses to the little girls. The store will be open daily until Monday, Sept. 2, and then every weekend until Columbus Day weekend. The phone number is 647-8781.

ADORABLE AND ECONOMICAL — Bridgton Arts & Crafts members recently got together to make dresses from pillowcases for young girls in Haiti. From left, front, are Ashley Gallinari, Ruth Palmer, Adreinne Gallinari; in back, from left, are Bev Hallas, Audrey Dodds, Carole Haddad, Pam Allen and Margaret Mathis. They’ll be making more of the dresses, and anyone with new or slightly-used pillowcases to donate are asked to call the store at 647-8781.

Area births

Taylor and Bonnie-Anne Richards of Bridgton have a boy, Enoch Eliezer Richards, born Aug. 8, 2013 at Rumford Hospital in Rumford. Enoch weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and joins a sister, Keziah-Eve Richards. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Cheryl Stuart of Caboulture, Queensland, Australia. Paternal grandparents are Samuel and Lynne Richards of Winthrop. Great-grandparents are Nancy Krarup of Woodenbong, New South Wales, Australia, and Martha Brooks Taylor of Houston, Texas. Ashley Salls and Joe Carruthers of Norway have a boy, Jacob Neil Carruthers, born Aug. 10, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Jacob weighed six pounds, nine ounces. Maternal grandparents are Elwin and Robin Salls of South Paris. Paternal grandparents are Carol Tibbitts of Harrison and Ken Carruthers of Naples. Heather Oakes and Matthew Frost Sr. of Oxford have a boy, Wyatt Andrew Frost, born Aug. 15, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Wyatt weighed five pounds, 13 ounces and joins four sisters, Lilly, Emily, Haileigh and Jerrica; and three brothers, Matty, Austin and Matthew. Maternal grandparents are Janet Oakes-Lovell, Donald Lovell and Dale Brackett, all of Norway. Paternal grandparents are Ann Frost of Bridgton and the late Kenneth Frost Sr. Kristy Allen-McCabe and Sean McCabe Jr. have a girl, Shaylin Joy McCabe, born Aug. 20, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Shaylin weighed six pounds, 15 ounces, and joins two sisters, Rylee, 8, and Kasey, 6. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Florence Duval of Sweden, and Randy and Bonnie Wood of Northwood, N.H. Paternal grandparents are Sean and Diane McCabe of Jamesport, N.Y.

Bridgton Academy plans 30th No. Bridgton Annual picnic at Crystal Lake Library events

Tuesday, Sept. 3 is the date of this year’s Bridgton Academy Annual Picnic to be held at Crystal Lake Park in Harrison. Started by the late Celia Tarbox Ballard, Class of 1930, this event first took place in 1983, and is now celebrating its 30th year. Alumni and friends of Bridgton Academy are invited to meet at Crystal Lake Park at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 3. Please bring a picnic lunch and a lawn chair, and leave dessert to picnic organizers. Come reminisce with old friends and revisit memories from Bridgton Academy. In case of rain,

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The North Bridgton Public Library announces programming through October, as follows: • Mondays starting Sept. 9, 10 a.m., Story Time, preschool age stories, crafts, music, North Bridgton Library, ongoing. • Saturday, Sept 14, 2 p.m., Maine Humanities Council, Let’s Talk About It, a free reading and discussion group. Salem’s Lot, Stephen King, available for loan at library. • Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Fall Into Local History series. Jo Radner, storyteller and historian, Burnt Into Memory: The Story of the Brownfield Fire. • Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m., Maine Humanities Council, Let’s Talk About It, a free reading and discussion group. Wildfire Loose, Joyce Butler, available for loan at library. • Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Fall Into Local History series, author Gail Anne Row, The Roots of a Family, Life in Rural Maine. • Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Fall Into Local History series, treatment.” author Jerry Genesio, Portland Neck: The Hanging of Thomas If anyone wants to volunBird. teer and oversee the cancer • Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Haunted History of North garden project, let Ruel know by calling 803-8025 or go to Bridgton with Phil Goepel, “Spooky history of North Bridgton and Bridgton Academy.” • For more information on any North Bridgton Library program, call librarian Heather SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER DAILY Silvia at 647-8563. You can also like the library on BIGGEST & BEST OMELETS AROUND! Facebook. 

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Country living Calendar BALDWIN Sat., Sept. 7 — Pancake Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., West Baldwin United Methodist Church, Rte. 113. BRIDGTON Thur., Aug. 29 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Thur., Aug. 29 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. Thur., Aug. 29 — Slideshow, talk by Sue Black on Stevens Brook history, 7 p.m., LEA office, 230 Main St. FMI: 6478580. 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.-Mon., Aug. 31-Sept. 2 — Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgton Arts & Crafts Store, 12 Depot St. 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. Sun., Sept. 1 — Wood Turning Demonstration by Clete Boothby, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bridgton Arts & Crafts, 12 Depot St. Sun., Sept. 1 — Food Ministry Distribution by Lake Region Vineyard Church, 1 to 3 p.m., 402 Main St., near ballfield. FMI: 831-0737. Tue., Sept. 3 — COPD Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Thur., Sept. 5 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Thur., Sept. 5 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Sept. 6 — SCORE meeting, 9 a.m., Community Center. Fri., Sept. 6 — Women’s Drop-In Days Support Group, 6 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Sept. 7 — Village Tieup Annual Golf Tournament, 9 a.m., Bridgton Highlands Country Club. FMI: Brian, 5834266. Sun., Sept. 8 — Maine Apple Sunday, apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, 3 p.m., Community Center.

CASCO Thur., Aug. 29 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Point Sebago, 261 Point Sebago Rd. FMI: 1-800733-2767. DENMARK Thur.-Sat., Aug. 29-31 — The Line, 7:30 p.m. Thur (dress), 7:30 p.m. Fri., 5 p.m. Sat., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FMI: 452-4512. 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. Sun., Sept. 1 — Outdoor Horror Movie Film Festival, dusk to dawn, Bicentennial Park (Rte. 160). FMI: 452-4512. HARRISON Sat., Aug. 31 — Yard Sale by Ronald St. John VFW Post, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 176 Waterford Rd. FMI: 557-2621. Sat., Aug. 31 — Flag Retirement Ceremony, 4 p.m., Ronald St. John VFW Post, 176 Waterford Rd. FMI: Lou, 4614548. Sat., Aug. 31 — Scribner’s Mill & Homestead, last tour of season, 1-4 p.m., Scribner’s Mill Rd. FMI: 583-6455. Tue., Sept. 3 — Bridgton Academy Annual Picnic, starts 11:30 a.m., Crystal Lake Park. FMI: 647-3322, ext. 1229. Wed., Sept. 4 — Harrison Historical Society “Surprise House Tour,” meet 6:30 p.m. at United Church of Harrison & No. Bridgton. Sat., Sept. 7 — Baked Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Edes Falls Community Hall. Sat., Sept. 7 — Annual CROP Walk to end hunger, meet 9 a.m. at Congregational Church of Harrison and No. Bridgton to walk to No. Bridgton and back. FMI: 583-4840. LOVELL 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: 1-800733-2767. 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:

A CASTLE IN THE SAND was constructed by fiveyear-old Theresa, of Waterboro, on Wednesday at the Sebago Lake State Park day use area. Predicted temperatures in the low 80s promise to send more people to the beach during Labor Day weekend. (De Busk Photo)

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DAPONTE QUARTET tickets for the concert on Sunday, Sept. 1, are still available. This concert is the last of the Concerts on The Hill series being performed at the First Baptist Church on Paris Hill. The performance will be at 4 p.m. Ticket sales have been brisk, but seats are still available. They can be purchased at Bolsters Decorating at Market Square in South Paris or at the door, if space is available. For more information, please contact Mary Beth Caffey at 754-7970 or 925-1500. Fri., Sept. 6 — Harvest Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. Sun., Sept. 8 — Lovell Historical Society program with John McCann, Lovell in the Civil War, 6 p.m., Lovell Historical Society. NAPLES 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. Sat., Sept. 7 — Block Party by Naples United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Naples Village Green. RAYMOND Sat., Aug. 31 — Free Community Meal, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd. Mon., Sept. 2 — NAMI meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Raymond Public Works/Fire & Rescue Bldg., Main St. & Rte. 302. FMI: 655-4193. SEBAGO Sat., Aug. 31 — 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 Sat., Sept. 7 — Dance with Cold Blue Steel, 8 p.m., Waterford World’s Fairgrounds, 36 Green Rd., across from Melby’s Eatery. AREA EVENTS Tue., Sept. 3 — White Mountain Writers Group, 4:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. Thur., Sept. 5 — Better Choices, Better Health Class begins, for those with chronic health conditions, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Memorial Hospital Visiting Nurse Office, Conway, N.H. 1603-356-5461, ext. 2291. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 6-7 — Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker Auditions, by appt., for dancers age 7 or older, 348 Rte. 1, Falmouth. FMI: 781-7672. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 7-8 — Woodlot Management Workshop with Shawn Kane and Scott Vlaun, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Roberts Farm Preserve, Roberts Rd., Norway. FMI: 743-8842. Sat., Sept. 7 — Humorist John McDonald, 7 p.m., Windham Hill United Church

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. 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 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.

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 ONGOING WEEKLY Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 6474476. DAILY Sebago Senior’s Lunchon, Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Sebago Church of the 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. 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 CROWDS COOLING OFF IN BIG SEBAGO LAKE: p.m. third Monday of month, According to the National Weather Service, over Labor Casco Alliance Church. FMI: Day weekend, the temperatures should reach the low 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 80s — providing some more perfect swimming and sun7 p.m. Bridgton Community ning weather. (De Busk Photo) Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Wood Carving Group, 7-9 Narcotics Anonymous, Nazarene. Prayer & Meditation p.m., Ice Rink building, behind 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail Time, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 First Congregational Church, (Rte. 302), Casco. to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop Bridgton. TUESDAYS Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail Jeanette’s Free Clothing (Rte. 302), Casco. Community Center. Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Youth/Teen Basketball THURSDAYS Congregational Church, Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 Bridgton Rotary Club, Bridgton. p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Sebago Food Pantry and Adult Co-ed Softball, 6- Church, Rte. 117. Clothes Closet, Nazarene 8 p.m., Crystal Lake Park, Casco Farmers’ Market, 9 Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, Harrison. FMI: 583-2246. a.m. to 2 p.m., Village Green, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Harrison Food Pantry, CALENDAR, Page B Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

of Christ, 140 Windham Center Rd., Windham. FMI: 892-4217. Sat., Sept. 7 — Denny Breau in concert, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI: 9296472. Sun., Sept. 8 — Annual Arnold Dugmore Ride/Walk for MS, (ride) registration 9 a.m., starts 10 a.m.; (walk) reg. 10:30 a.m., starts 11 a.m., meet Smilin’ Moose Publyk House and Tavern, Market Square, So. Paris. FMI: 739-6006.

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Calendar (Continued from Page B)

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: 935-2333. 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: 232-5830. 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.

Country living 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. Runs until Oct. 26. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Depot Street parking lot across from Renys, Bridgton.

Arts and Crafts Sale, Saturdays through Aug. 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgton Community Center front yard. FMI: Diana White, 647-8816. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.


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A new super hero?

‘BOB’ enters anti-bullying battle

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Tammy Drew Hoidal remembers clearly how her face felt hot and her stomach became queasy whenever she saw someone being bullied in junior high. “I believed because I walked away every time this occurred that I wasn’t a participant,” she said. Sister, Laura Drew Farraher, was too shy to ever be a bully, but she also remembers being guilty of not standing up to it. “I’m pretty sure people thought I was stuck up, but I was really painfully shy,” she said. Today, the sisters are joining a nationwide fight to stop bullying by publishing a new book, which will be expanded to include a workbook targeting children in kindergarten through Grade 5. Their super hero is BOB. He does not fly. Heights “freak” him out. Wear a cape? No way, he is too short and would probably trip over it. BOB is a regular kid who tackles a major problem at his school — bullying. BOB stands for Bystanders Opposing Bullying. The beauty of the story line is that every child can be a BOB. For the former Lake Region graduates, B.O.B. represents the second plunge the Drew sisters have taken into the book-publishing world. Back in 2011, they collaborated on their first book, “My Mother is a Rock star.” They are currently working on a sequel to the 296-page paperback. Some sisters get together to do yoga, exchange recipes or knit. The Drew sisters get together to brainstorm and write. An educator for nearly 20 years in Maine, New Hampshire and California, Tammy is currently a kindergartensecond grade teacher on Chebeauge Island. “The inspiration behind B.O.B. came out of necessity. We wanted an (anti-) bullying program that I could use on the island, targeted for younger children

(K-5), that really focused on the powerful impact of the bystander,” Tammy said. “We wanted a relatable character in which all kids could identify. ‘If he can do that, I can do that.’ Research shows that the bystander is the most pivotal person when it comes to making a difference in a bullying scenario.” Once one child takes a stance against a bully, often others will follow. “It becomes a ripple effect. There’s strength in numbers,” Tammy added. “The name Bob was the perfect name for our character, as it imbeds our slogan in his name.”

We wanted a relatable character in which all kids could identify. If he can do that, I can do that, — Tammy Drew Hoidal B.O.B. co-author Like many good ideas, the name BOB came to Tammy late one night. Immediately, she had to share the brilliant idea with her sister. “She said, ‘I have it! His name is Bob.’ She went on to explain what BOB actually stood for. It took me a minute, because she woke me up, but as soon as I understood, I fell in love with the idea,” Laura recalled. “Then, the storyline came easily — Bob was our friend, our son, our neighbor, ourselves.” Today, the world is a very different place than when the Drews attended schools here in the Lake Region. Their dad, Don, was a teacher, while mom, Marilyn, was an office secretary. “I couldn’t get away with too much,” said Laura, who graduated from LRHS in 1992. “We also followed the rules because the whole community looked out for us. It was a time when other

parents could call us out if we were disrespectful or unkind. These days, it feels like so many parents have the ‘Don’t mess with my kid’ mentality. I think we need to move back toward the ‘It takes a village’ mentality. If I could go back (to my school days), I would try to be more of a voice for those being bullied. Perhaps, this book is a way of doing that.” Today, it can be difficult for a child to escape the reach of a bully because of new technology — the Internet and cell phones. Suddenly, the bully’s reach is much longer than ever before. “When we were growing up, we could go home at night and on weekends and basically escape bullying,” Laura said. “Not so anymore. Kids are subjected to bullying on social media sites and through texting. Bob sees this and for him, it’s the final straw. He realizes he has to figure out a way to stop it.” Laura taught for seven years and was an Assistant Director at Page Private School in Beverly Hills, Calif. before she moved on to South Boston and Dorchester, Mass. She ultimately returned to Maine, and now resides in Falmouth. “I have three children — my oldest is going into second grade. I was definitely shocked to see how bullying begins at a young age. It usually begins by exclusion. I’m constantly reminding my daughters that if someone asks to play with them, always include them,” said Laura, who is now a stay-at-home mom. “because the next time it might be them playing alone and looking to be included.” Tammy and Laura want children to feel empowered and to know that by just using their voices when they see bullying happening, they can become someone’s hero. “It seems like in so many movies, the stereotypical football player or cheerleader is a bully. But, we want to MEET BOB, the lead character in Tammy Drew Hoidal change that,” Laura added. “We want and Laura Drew Farraher’s new book addressing bullying. The illustration was created by Erica Lowell Chute. BOB, Page C

SAD 72 sets public meetings

Schools back in session OPENING DAY AT SONGO LOCKS SCHOOL — As buses off-load students and parents arrive with their children, the front of Songo Locks School once again becomes crowded as the academic year begins Wednesday morning. Songo Locks School Assistant Principal John Dickerson greets students as they exit the bus. (De Busk Photos)

FRYEBURG — The SAD 72 Ad Hoc Building Committee for the new Snow School project last week scheduled the following dates for upcoming public meetings: • Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at New Suncook Elementary School in Lovell. • Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at Denmark Elementary School. • Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brownfield Recreation Center (former elementary school). • Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the C.A. Snow Elementary School in Fryeburg. “We are also still working to assure that any of the district’s towns have an opportunity to host a meeting and to provide feedback about both options,” said SAD 72 Superintendent of Schools Jay Robinson. “I am also going to meet with any town

officials who would like a less formal meeting.” Robinson said the committee’s goal is to conclude public meetings by the third weekend in September. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the committee will meet, finalize a decision on a recommendation to the school board, and report out on the Sept. 24 board meeting. Before taxpayers are two scenarios: • Option B would be to build a new wing onto Molly Ockett Middle School to house Snow School students. Under this plan, district fifth graders would be moved to Molly Ockett, where an addition would be built. All portables at existing schools would be eliminated. • Option C would move all SAD 72 students to the Molly Ockett campus. Under this scenario, New Suncook and Denmark Elementary facilities would be closed.

LOVELL — A Brownfield woman is waging her own battle to stop childhood hunger in the greater Lovell area. Christina Gillespie plans to enlist a group of volunteers to start up the Sunshine Backpack Food Program, whereby students at New Suncook Elementary School will be given a bag of nonperishable food as they leave on Friday for the weekend or a school vacation. The program is intended to provide food to take home when school meals are unavailable. It will be available during the school year and children can opt in or out at any time. Each bag will

contain a breakfast and lunch for each weekend day, and extra food for longer breaks. Gillespie plans to fund the program through donations. She hopes to eventually be able to offer Sunshine Backpack Food to other chilBACKPACKS, Page C

Sunshine ‘Packs’ at New Suncook

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School news

Super hero? BOB enters anti-bullying battle (Continued from Page C) the football team to declare themselves BOBs and to say to bullies, ‘Don’t try to bully anyone if we’re around. Not on our watches!’” Like her sister, Tammy wants to equip children with the tools to put a stop to an act that is resulting in chilling endings — suicides and shooting sprees — across the country. “I want to teach my kids that they need to do more than look the other way and be a passive bystander,” she said. “They have a responsibility to say something or tell an adult if they don’t feel comfortable intervening.” Meet BOB Success in writing “My Mother is a Rock Star” helped propel Laura into her next venture — BOB. “I have learned that if you want to be a writer, do it because you love it. I think I was a little shocked when our first book came out. There were critics. And, there are critics now of BOB — even before the book has been released (it is due next month, published by Bryson Taylor),” she said. “But, if you love writing and you love what you’ve written, others will too. I still get approached by young girls who tell me that ‘My Mother is a Rock Star’ made them fall in love with reading or made them think twice about texting so much. If this book can change even one person’s life in a positive way, then I’m happy…and I will continue to write.” The sisters enjoyed taking on a serious issue and creating a powerful tool — BOB — to drive home an important message. The venture also reconnected Laura and her childhood best friend, Erica Lowell Chute. Since neither Tammy or Laura can draw, they turned to Erica. “She’s an amazing illustrator,” Laura said. “I hadn’t kept in touch with Erica over the years, so when I asked her, she was hesitant because she had never done this type of work. But, my gut feeling was that she was our illustrator. She sent me her first illustration of Bob a

Although Erica was unsuccessful in locating one of those precious notes in her memorabilia box, she had a good idea what the Drews were hoping for. “I love the character, Bob. As a mom of three, I have read many children’s books and watched my share of cartoons. I would love to see Bob have his own cartoon on PBS to continue teaching young children about the sad and devastating effects of bullying and about the importance of standing up to bullies,” Erica said. A workbook accompanies the storybook. It contains questions, hands-on activities, games and role plays that help teach the message behind the BOB program. Tammy hopes BOB generates a similar response the way S.A.D.D. (Students Against Drunk Driving) and M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) had when those programs were first embraced by school systems across the country. “Prior to these organizations, teens had a rather lackadaisical mentality when

Third chronicle has local flavor

BEHIND BOB — Sisters and co-authors, Laura Drew Farraher (left) and Tammy Drew Hoidal, reached out to old friend, Erica Lowell Chute, to help them with illustrations for their new book, B.O.B. — Bystanders Opposing Bullying. (Rivet Photo) the Director of the Academic Support Center and an English teacher at Bridgton Academy. “When I created BOB, I tried to think of a little boy whom lots of kids could relate to and see themselves being friends with at school. I wanted students to see themselves in BOB and his friends.” Erica admits the project was “a bit out of my comfort zone.” As a watercolor portrait artist and owner of a small business, Birds of Grace, where she designs hand-stamped silver bracelets, Erica had little experience designing cartoon-like

characters. “The inspiration for the characters came from notes that Laura and I passed in high school, a time before cell phones and texting,” she said. “The art of note-passing is now a thing of the past! Often, the notes included a simple small illustration of one of us in class, at practice or interacting with others.” When Laura called Erica regarding the book illustrations, she told her longtime friend, “Please make the characters like the ones we drew in high school.” Erica knew exactly what Laura was talking about.

2013, students were presented with 11 scholarships totaling $13,000. Fourteen years ago, Memorial Hospital was presented with money set aside in the name of Dr. G. Harold Shedd, to be awarded to an individual seeking a health care career. Last year’s recipi(Continued from Page C) ent was Kathleen Maynard dren in the SAD 72 School District. For more information, from Jackson. Her goal was to or to donate, contact her at 935-4357 or via e-mail at ccgil- complete her Masters Program Her address is: Christina Gillespie, 6 at Boston College to become Merrill Corner Road, Brownfield, ME 04010. a Family Nurse Practitioner. Last week Kathleen became a provider at the primary care D E REDUC practice at Memorial Hospital. PRICE For the past several years, the Memorial Hospital Volunteers have also presented scholarships to Memorial Hospital employees and their children who are pursuing education in the health care field. Most of the money comes from the proceeds of — Very nice 2-bedroom home directly on the shores the volunteers’ Suncatcher of desirable and quiet Stearns Pond. Rare opportunity. Great place! Fantastic pond. . MLS# 1089326 Gift Shop. This year the Visiting Nurse, Home Care and 207-693-7272 (direct) 207-807-5117 (cell) Hospice Services of Northern O: 207-693-7000 Toll Free: 800-639-2136 Carroll County also pree-mail: sented the Kathleen Sheehan website: Memorial Scholarship to a Route 302 • P.O. Box 97 • Naples, ME 04055 local student pursuing a career

in Nursing. Applications for all four scholarship categories were reviewed by a committee comprised of hospital, VNS, and volunteer representatives. Four students were presented with Memorial Hospital scholarships by CEO Scott McKinnon including Chelsea Keisman of Fryeburg. Chelsea is a full-time student at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. While attending UNH, Chelsea has found time to become certified in CPR, earn her EMT license and her LNA license. Chelsea has become a member of the school’s Student Nursing Organization and is a Student Nursing Advisor. Her goals after graduation are to become a neo-natal intensive care unit nurse. Memorial Hospital accepts scholarship applications with a deadline each year of May 15. For more information, visit their website at www.

week later, and I almost cried because she nailed it! She brought Bob to life.” Erica attended St. Michael’s College and graduated with a double major in Education and English and a minor in Studio Art. After working in schools for nearly 20 years, Erica had seen firsthand the devastating results of bullying. “The book gives adults a stepping stone for approaching this fragile topic. The book is designed for younger students, and it is with these young kiddos that bullying awareness needs to start,” said Erica, who currently is

Scholarships to healthcare students

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Since its inception 19 years ago, the Memorial Hospital has been giving scholarships to local residents as a means

it came to drinking and driving. After these programs were launched, the practice of drinking and driving was no longer considered funny — it became taboo,” Tammy said. “Parents, administrators, teachers and coaches offered serious and meaningful consequences for kids that behaved irresponsibly when it came to teen drinking.” BOB hopefully will create a similar zero tolerance climate when it comes to bullying. “Students have a right to feel safe at school. Our goal is to work as a team to bridge home and school, empower the bystander and create serious consequences for students that choose to bully others,” Tammy added. BOB is just the right guy for the job. Editor’s note: WMTWWChannel 8 aired a segment on Tammy, Laura and Erica. It can be see at the following link — news/maine/Sisters-friendtake-stand-against-bullying//8792012/20282298/-/tmstae/-/index.html

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FRYEBURG — At the photo shoot for the book cover of The Fryeburg Chronicles Book III: Portraits of Change, local author June O’Donal of Denmark explained, “My series of historical fiction is all about community. My publisher could supply the photograph for the book cover, but I want it to be authentic and local.” So, O’Donal used Lynn Schabhetl of Bridgton as her model, who dressed in a handmade costume borrowed from the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth, N.H. The beautiful oil painting in the book cover is the work of local artist, Jon Marshall of Denmark. Fryeburg photographer Betsy Marcello is a direct descendant of David Evans, one of the original settlers of Fryeburg. Diane Jones, president of the Fryeburg Historical Society graciously allowed O’Donal to photograph in the Society’s new home at Portland Street. “I posted several photos on The Fryeburg Chronicles Facebook page and my readers selected the photo for the front cover,” O’Donal said.

The Chronicles is a series of educational, familyfriendly novels that weave American, state and local history with the lives of the fictional Miller family. As a “retired” homeschool mom, O’Donal began writing and marketing the series at homeschool conventions and curriculum fairs to be used as curriculum in American history and Maine State Studies. However, she discovered that most of her readers are adults, ranging in age from their 20s through their 80s, as close by as down the street and as far CHRONICLE, Page C

Telling tales

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(Continued from Page C) away as Nepal and India. “The local community has been very supportive in selling my books. Robin Johnson of Ravenstone Antiques in East Fryeburg hosted book signing parties for my first two books,” she said. “Those were fun because the neighborhood came and we sat, talked and ate all afternoon. White Birch Book Sellers hosted a book signing and Remick Museum has invited me to sell my books at various functions. Although The Fryeburg Chronicles are sold on Amazon and eBooks, I encourage my local readers to buy them locally.” O’Donal sells the novels on consignment at The Toy Chest and the Five and Dime in North Conway, N.H.; Sherman Farm Stand in East Conway; Weston Farm Stand, Papa’s Floral and Gift and Spice and Grain in Fryeburg; Morning Dew Natural Foods in Bridgton; and the gift shop at Remick Museum in Tamworth, N.H. These books have been printed in Maine. This past year, O’Donal developed two different PowerPoint presentations: the first on “Researching Homemaking and Homesteading Skills and the second on “Plants which Impacted New England History.” She has plans to present her PowerPoint at public libraries, historical societies, writers’ groups, homeschool support groups, 4-H organizations, garden clubs and other civic organizations. “I am always looking for local nonprofits where I can speak, sell my books and donate a percentage of the event’s sales to them. Because the community has supported me, I wish to give back to the community,” she said. O’Donal, a 19-year homeschool veteran, is convinced that history is fascinating and relevant; history textbooks are boring and irrelevant. The fun way to learn history is through reading “living books,” biographies, autobiographies and historical fiction. Slavery is one topic discussed in the Chronicles. Unfortunately, it did not end with the American Civil War. That is why the author is donating a portion of her proceeds to World Vision ( to help sexually exploited girls enslaved in the global sex trade. History is more than names and dates. It is the stories of the lives and struggles of families. The beliefs and actions of one generation impact the lives of future generations. Each Chronicle book focuses on a given time period incorporating politics, economics, religion, technology, furnishings, cooking, literature, clothing and crafts. The casual novel reader will enjoy the stories; the history buffs will appreciate the time lines, summaries of historical characters and discussion questions. Book I is The Amazing Grace (1765-1784), which was published in July, 2011. Book I is the touching story of a homesteading family around warmth, passion and acceptance as they lose a child to illness and take another child into their home. Book II is A Secret and a Promise (1792-1806), published in July 2012. What is freedom? From where or from whom do we derive our freedom? One man…one secret. Two slaves…two choices. Three brothers…one promise. Book III is Portraits of Change (1819-1830). It is the year 1819 and the world is changing too fast for Micah and Grace Miller. After the funeral for James Miller, the family discovers slave catchers in their barn who are searching for a runaway slave. As Sarah is coping with widowhood, her grandchildren are struggling to find their place in the world. Much to Micah’s chagrin, his children leave Riverview Farm to pursue adventures and opportunities. One consequence of the Missouri Compromise is Maine becomes a state. The honorable Benjamin J. Miller leaves for Portland for three weeks to write the Maine State Constitution and begins his career in politics. Hannah Miller is concerned that her intellectual daughter Abigail, instructress of Fryeburg Academy is “passed her bloom” and will never marry. Jacob and Kate devote their lives to keeping Benjamin’s promise and recruit like-minded town’s folk to help.

A city boy, his uncle and two fishing poles... By Ron Osso Special to the News I abruptly woke as the wheels of the 737 touched down at the Portland Jetport. As we taxied onto the tarmac, all I could think about was my mother’s call from two days ago. “Uncle Maynard is dead.” We all knew he had been battling cancer for the past two years and I guess he

was lucky to have made it this long. Lung cancer is a particularly aggressive strain; most people don’t make it more than six months. I rented a car and began the 90-minute drive northwest to the funeral home in Fryeburg. It was Aug. 2, 1978. I wondered if he had gotten the birthday card I’d sent him. July 29 had been his 73rd, and he died the

day after. As I left Portland behind and drove through the evershrinking Maine towns, I began to recall the summer his youngest son, Russell, and I built a tree house behind his general store in North Fryeburg; despite my sadness I began to smile. As I pulled onto Main Street in Fryeburg, I took a left, drove to the New Hampshire state line, hung

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a U-turn and drove slowly back through town. I wanted to enter Fryeburg as I had when I was a kid, and that’s the way we always came in, from the south. The first thing I noticed was “the sign;” a big cutout of Smokey the Bear. A bubble over Smokey’s hat read, “Remember only you can prevent forest fires!” I remember how excited I would be when I saw that sign. It meant we were getting close. I rolled slowly north on Main Street, passing Solari’s general store where my mom had worked when she was a teenager, continued past the old Casco Bank building, then stopped in front of Fryeburg Academy. My mom had attended the Academy; most of the folks in Fryeburg, North Fryeburg, West Fryeburg, East Fryeburg and Fryeburg Harbor, or “The Hah-ba” as the locals referred to it, went to the Academy. I sat there imagining Mom walking up the old, worn wooden steps, books in FISHING, Page C



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hand. But now, I had to make a U-turn and head on over to Wood Funeral Home. It was a well-kept white building at 9 Warren Street. I pulled into an empty space in the parking lot. There were a few cars, but in the next half hour it would be full. Everyone in all of “the Fryeburgs” knew and respected my uncle. He owned the general store in North Fryeburg, which was a gathering place for many of the locals — Record’s Market, or as they called it, Rekid’s Mah-kit. I took a few deep breaths and walked in. I was greeted by Delph Wood. “Hi Rah-nay,” he said, “I s’pose yore he-ah to pay last respects to yore Uncle Maynard.” “I am Delph, thank you.” He escorted me into the room Uncle Maynard was laid out in. I turned to look at the open casket and lost my breath. The body in the casket looked nothing like Uncle Maynard. I looked away, took a few minutes to collect myself then I turned, walked over to the casket and kneeled down. I looked at Uncle Maynard’s

face. It was gray, very thin and sunken. The dozen or so gray hairs that were left on his head were neatly combed back. He looked as though he couldn’t have weighed more than 75 pounds — I had always thought of him as such a big man, over six feet and probably a 190 pounds. I couldn’t look away from his face. I stared, hoping that the man I had loved so much growing up would come back to me. I closed my eyes and said a prayer. When I opened them, there he was, looking just like his old self. ****** It was early in the summer of 1959, I had just turned 12. I was sitting on the couch at home in Queens, N.Y., waiting for Uncle Bud. He was my mother’s older brother; one of her seven siblings. We didn’t have a car in those days so we were always dependent upon someone driving us up to Maine. It was 7:30 a.m. I had already showered and kept looking at the clock. Uncle Bud and Aunt Dot were supposed to arrive at 8. I picked up the newspaper and looked at the sports section. The Yankees had

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beaten the Red Sox 4-1 in the second game of a double header. The Sox had taken the first game, 3-2. I smiled, it seemed fitting that they split the two games. The Mainers were all Sox fans; I was a Yankee fan and well, it just made everything right. Just then the doorbell rang. I looked at the clock and it was ten to eight. They were early! We packed our stuff into Uncle Bud’s car and off we went. ****** The first highway sign that announced “Maine” was in the northern part of Massachusetts and Uncle Bud, as always, pointed it out to me. My heart began to beat faster and I sat up straight. We drove through New Hampshire and then we crossed into Maine. I had a huge grin on my face as we crossed the state line. We drove up Main Street, past the Smokey the Bear sign, past “The Monument,” past the Academy and the fairgrounds, and continued north on Route 5 until we made the left turn onto Fish Street. A few years earlier, I’d asked Uncle Bud why they called it Fish Street. He told me that the Saco River ran parallel to Fish Street and years ago, before they diverted the river, in the spring as the snow would melt, the old Saco would overflow its banks and spill out onto the road. Several times, it overflowed so severely that once the waters subsided, fish were left on the road. So, they called it “Fish Street” and the name stuck. I giggled, great story. Just a few more miles and we were pulling into Grammie’s dirt driveway. The old homestead where my mom and her seven siblings were born was white with dark green trim. It had a tin roof, also painted green. There was a small enclosed side porch

and three huge slabs of granite that served as the steps into the side of the house. To the left was the barn, the shed, and at the very end, the outhouse. It was a typical rural Maine homestead. Grammie was standing on the top granite step and I ran to her. “Rahnay dee-ah… my how you’ve grown,” and she gave me a big, warm hug. I so loved my Grammie. Uncle Bud, Aunt Dot and my mom got out of the car and we all went inside. “Got a blueberry pie for ya, would you like a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it?” “I sure would, Grammie.” She smiled, prepared my little feast, and set it on the kitchen table. I ate it in about two minutes and then asked Mom if I could go up the street to Uncle Maynard’s store. “Go ahead; we’ll be up in a while,” said Mom. It was about a mile to the store and I walked and skipped my way there. I had a smile on my face the whole way. I passed the cornfield on the left, the house that served as the local post office, the Red & White store and finally, as I made that slight left turn and crossed over the river, I could see the yellow building that was Record’s Market. I started to run. I opened the squeaky screen door and walked in. The first thing I saw was the old potbelly wood stove with the three chairs that surrounded it. Even though the stove hadn’t been fired up in months, I could smell the old burned wood. The chairs were occupied by local farmers who, when they saw me, said “Rah-nay, how ah ya?” “Good” I said, “really good.” “Ya do know we beat ya yesterday doncha?” I smiled and answered, “Yeah, but the Sox are in fourth place and the Yanks are in first again.” • Valerie B. Weston • Debbie Warrington Beth Miller

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asked if I wanted to go fishing; of course I did and off we went. My summer had officially begun. The next day I was sitting on the flat old wooden boardwalk-like structure that fronted the store. Russell had some things to do, so I was waiting for him. Uncle Maynard came out and sat beside me “So I was wonderin’, would you like to go fishin’ this weekend?” he asked. “Sure, do you have a favorite spot?” “Ayah, it’s about a fivehour drive from here and it’s called Carry Pond.” “Is Russell coming?” “Nope, just going to be you and me. We’ll leave on Friday mornin’ real early, and be back on Monday.” I couldn’t believe it… I think I was speechless for a few seconds. “Yeah. I’d love that,” I told him. He smiled and chuckled. “OK then, let’s go in the sto-ah and get a tonic… Orange Crush for you, right?” The next morning we left at six a.m. and drove up Route 117 and continued on backcountry roads. The roads kept getting narrower and the towns became fewer. Finally we FISHING, Page C

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“That’s ok. If not this yee-ah, we’ll catch ya next,” Ponk Buzzell said to me. I looked behind the old, worn birdseye maple counter and there he was with a big smile on his face. “Good to see ya Rah-nay.” “Hi Uncle Maynard,” I said, “good to see you too.” I always loved the smells of the store. It was a mixture of the old burnt wood, the farmers — which was a combination of cow manure, hay, and hard-earned sweat — and the huge wheel of sharp cheddar that sat behind the large refrigerated case on an old wooden butcher’s block. “Russell is up to the house waitin’ for ya,” he said. “OK, Uncle Maynard — I’ll see you in a little while,” I said, running outside with the screen door slamming behind me. Russell was in the dooryard shooting baskets into the makeshift hoop he had put up. He smiled as I came running up the road and we both shyly said “hi.” We went into the house and I received my usual loving greeting from my Aunt Helen and the oldest of their sons, Jimmy. Russell


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This week’s theme: Popular Expressions

ACROSS 1. Aladdin’s hang-out 6. Dear one 9. Frosh, next year 13. Single-cell protozoan 14. Similar to ostrich but in Australia 15. Dugout vessel 16. Wealthy one who made fortune in Orient 17. Dashboard acronym 18. Bring upon oneself 19. *Eat ______ pie 21. *To kick this is to expire 23. *Busy as a ___ 24. Female version of #6 Across in England 25. Mountain basin 28. Forbidden fruit, e.g. 30. Ready to be assembled 35. *Let it down and relax 37. Femme fatale 39. Give a speech 40. Beige 41. Often goes with “flowed” 43. This of a circle equals pi times r squared 44. Moved on runners 46. Length of earth’s orbit

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47. Diagnostic test 48. Strep throat organ 50. Bayonet wound 52. Typographer’s measurement units 53. Retained 55. ___ shot 57. *Flatter someone, or ___ ___ one up 60. Croquet hitter 63. Joseph Stalin’s sidekick 64. *Do you have one in the hole? 66. Org. symbols 68. Admiral’s group 69. “You’re it” game 70. Grind down 71. Happy 72. About when one will arrive 73. Biter in the ring

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DOWN 1. Embargo 2. Asian nurse 3. Asian domesticated ox 4. Mushroom maker 5. Rectangular groove joint

6. Arid 7. Mischief-maker 8. “Dancing with the Stars” number 9. *It did this like a stone 10. *Shame on you for fooling me ____ 11. Sad grimace 12. ___ Royal Highness 15. Famous Roman orator 20. Depart 22. Strike caller 24. Most foolish 25. *Boasters beat this 26. Mad one 27. Rice wine 29. *Don’t throw this out with bathwater 31. “-zoic” periods 32. Travesty 33. It included Mr. T 34. *Spill them to reveal a secret 36. Regrets 38. Bog deposit 42. *_____ queen 45. Dictator’s order 49. A Spike ___ joint 51. *Bite this to endure an unpleasant situation 54. Blabber 56. *No guts, no _____ 57. *Saving device


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came to Golden Road. We took it as far as we could, then Uncle Maynard pulled off to the side and said, “Carry Pond is a ways up that trail.” It was like a postcard; it took my breath away. “So what do ya think?” “Man this has got to be the coolest place I’ve ever seen,” I whispered. A pond about two miles long, with crystal clear blue water, surrounded by Ron Osso pine trees and framed with soft rolling mountains. There were eight modest log cabins along a small section of the shoreline and a dozen or so rowboats pulled up on shore. “Let’s get our gear into that cabin over they-ah, get settled, and we’ll go out and see if we kin catch ourselves some suppa.” Uncle Maynard rigged his Mercury motor to an old red boat, we threw our fishing gear in and off we went. Of course, Uncle Maynard told me I should drive the boat, something that thrilled me. We headed to a little cove, anchored, baited our hooks, and we were fishing. We didn’t catch anything for a while, but I didn’t care. I mean I was sitting here in a boat, on this beautiful pond with my Uncle Maynard. “Do you have any brothers or sisters Uncle Maynard?” I asked. “Ayah, got four sisters and two brothers.” “What are their names?” “Who?” “Your brothers and sisters.” “Gwendolyn, Carleton, Madelyn, Evelyn, Austin, and Marjorie.” “Were you born in North Fryeburg?” “No we were born in South Paris.” “When did you move to Fryeburg?” “1928.” “Why?” I asked. “I came to work in the corn shop and that’s where I met your Aunt Helen.” “When did you buy the store?” “In 1944 from your Uncle Erlon.” It seemed no matter how many questions I fired at him, he always took the time to answer. I loved that about him. I was just about to continue my cross examiFISHING, Page C

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Norway – Gorgeous sunsets from this 5-bedroom, 3-bath waterfront home. 2 large screened porches, 1 with built-in grilling station, ±200 ft. private waterfront, fireplace in master bedroom, walkout basement, 2-car oversized garage. (5bedroom septic)...............$559,900.

Bridgton – Stunning 4-bedroom, sunny, fully-furnished townhouse with gleaming wood floors on main and 2nd floors, open kitchen and dining area, granite counters, 2 gas fireplaces, walkout finished basement, deck, 3 1/2 baths, boat slip, sandy walk-in beach and more.....$389,900.

Sweden – Charming 1870 renovated schoolhouse with period details, 2 bedrooms, open loft area for extra sleeping or studio. Newer carpeting, roof, furnace and appliances. Huge new deck and hot tub! Close to area lakes, skiing, snowmobiling and Fryeburg Academy school district.......$139,000.

Bridgton – 100 ft. private frontage on lovely Moose Pond with dock in Knights Hill. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, screened porch, full view deck, furnished, oversized 2-car garage. KHA amenities include: pool, tennis, beach and clubhouse. Shawnee Peak Ski Resort 5 minutes away.........................$319,000.

Harrison – Won’t last long at this new price! – Beautifully-renovated 1008 sq. ft. home on .82-acre lot with large oversized 2-car garage. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters and many upgrades. Close to public beaches, boat ramps and historic Deertrees Theatre. Seller to pay closing costs!..............$134,900.

Bridgton – Reduced! – Exquisite 3-level ski-in/ski-out townhouse with all the bells and whistles. 2 bedrooms plus extra space in family room, open kitchen/living/dining, game room, 4 baths. Living and dining area have cathedral ceilings, fireplace. Only 2 units in this building! WOW!!............$269,000.

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Harrison – Built in 2012, this immaculate and sunny 2- or 3bedroom ranch with decks on front and back, 2-car garage, Jotul gas stove, granite countertops, Anderson vinyl windows, vaulted ceilings in the open kitchen and living area. 2 full baths, tile floors, laundry room, full dry basement with epoxy floors, workshop and more. Must see!..............................$205,000.

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NAPLES – Exceptional value! Beautiful Contemporary home with views of the 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

LAND LISTINGS ALBANY TOWNSHIP – Your own private piece of Maine. Generous wooded 1.2-acre lot with 176 ft. of sandy frontage on the shore of Songo Pond. Great place to build your dream getaway. Minutes to Bethel area amenities, Sunday River/Mt. Abram ski areas, hiking, fishing and much more! $215,000. MLS #1061500

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Harrison – Enjoy the birds from this raised ranch on 1.25 acres, located on a lovely, serene lot. Very private. 27 ft. aboveground pool with gazebo, 3-car attached garage, 1st floor bedroom. 3 bedrooms, porch and more................$149,000.

Waterford – Looking for a place to get away from it all? This remote 25 acres also has ATV/Snowmobile Trail access. Awesome hunting and several lakes nearby. Lot is in Waterford but is accessed via Lovell roads. This is a place where you really can go to get away from it all!..........$43,000. 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 – 91 private acres with 3080 ft. road frontage. Fields, woods, a stream, tons of wildlife. Raspberry and blueberry bushes, stone walls and more. Views of Shawnee Peak and access to snowmobile trails. Subdividable. Electricity at street........$149,000. Harrison – 3 great affordable home sites to build that 1st home or retirement home in small subdivision. Site was previously cleared, surveyed, soils tested and power is in at street. Protective covenants. 1.95 acres at $24,900, 1.45 acres at $21,900 and 2.42 acres at $26,900.

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Bridgton – Sunny 3-bedroom ranch on Bridgton/Naples line with cathedral ceiling, hardwood and tile flooring, stainless steel appliances, farmer’s porch, big back yard and full walkout basement. Like-new condition.........$169,500.

Bridgton – Open concept space for year round entertaining! 4 bedrooms, 2 1.2 baths, 3-season enclosed porch, fireplace, butler’s pantry and many updates and improvements...............$234,000.

We have the best cottages and homes in the area available for your perfect vacation! Contact us for more information!

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City boy, uncle & two fishing poles... (Continued from Page C) nation when the first fish struck my line. I began to reel in furiously. “Slow down Rah-nay — you don’t want her to break yore line.” I slowed, I let her fight me, I continued to slowly reel in, and got her right up side of the boat. Uncle Maynard took out the net and scooped her up. “Nice one!” he said. “Looks like she’s about a two pound-a.” We caught three or four more that late afternoon, and Uncle Maynard said we’d better be heading back in. We got to shore, lifted the boat out of the water and took out our gear. “OK — you clean us a couple of them trout and I’ll fire up the wood stove.” I always hated cutting the heads off a live fish but I did it nonetheless. I didn’t want him to think I was a wuss. Dinner was most excellent that evening. We sat on the front steps of the cabin and watched the sun set before Uncle Maynard suggested we get to bed so we could get up early the next morning, when they’d be biting. I don’t think it took me three minutes to fall into a deep sleep. I don’t know what time it was later that night when I woke up to a very loud sound that startled me. I rubbed my eyes and in a few seconds I learned where the term “sawing wood” came from. Uncle Maynard had the loudest snore I had ever heard. I laid there laughing to myself, covering my mouth as it turned into a laughing fit. I didn’t want to wake him up. Then, I said to myself, “I don’t think there’s much chance of that” and started laughing even harder. I stuck my head into the pillow to muffle my laughter and slowly drifted back to sleep. Over the next couple of days we caught lots of trout. I had a ball and I think Uncle Maynard did too. ******* A year after he found out he had cancer, we had a Quincy family reunion (that’s my mother’s maiden name). Although I don’t ever remember Uncle Maynard hugging me, at one point he came over. I guess he knew he didn’t have a lot of life left in him, but he still looked really good if not a few pounds thinner. He put his hand on my shoulder, looked me in the eye and whispered, “Please don’t tell any of the others this, but I want you to know you’ve always been my favorite.” I smiled at him, fighting back “happy” tears and said, “Thank you Uncle Maynard. I won’t tell any of the others, you can count on that.” ****** I felt a gentle tap on my shoulder. It was my cousin Jimmy. “Rah-nay, the preacher’s going to say a few words. Why don’t you come over and sit with us.” “One more minute please Jimmy.” I said. “OK shu-wah.” I looked back at Uncle Maynard, his head seemed to have actually turned to me just the slightest bit. “Uncle Maynard, when it’s my time, let’s go fishing ‘up there,’ but let’s make sure Russell can come with us this time. Oh and one more thing — please don’t tell any of the others but I wanted you to know, you’ve always been my favorite!”

TEAM NIKE led by counselor Katie Fortuna captured the bronze medal with 61.25 points. Pictured front row, left to right are Jasmine Hayer, Marissa McConkey, Alijah Szott and Lucas Currier; back row, counselor Katie Fortuna, Nate Casali, Greyson Foster, Damien Drummond and Destiny Dohring.

TEAM DRAGON WOLF led by counselor Ethan Kidd garnered 62.75 points and took home the silver medal. Pictured front row, left to right are Josh Stultz, Ella Grover and Tucker Ducasse; back row, Stewart Locke, Christian Hayer, Lucy Leonard, Duncan Hurd and counselor Ethan Kidd. Absent was Riley McGough.

TOP COUNSELORS — Camp counselors also competed against each other in search of medals. Winning the gold medal with 129 points was Brandon Cook; winning the silver medal with 128 points was Joey Gallant; and winning the bronze medal with 110 points was Garrett Hudanish.

FIELD DAY FUN — Harrison Rec’s Fun, Friends & Fitness Summer Day camp held its annual Olympic Field Day, which included 66 athletes divided into eights teams that competed in 10 events, hoping to take home a gold, silver or bronze medal. Team White Wolves, led by counselor Joey Gallant, captured the gold medal with 68.125 points. Pictured front row left to right: Landon Haggerty, Jacob Chisholm, Kamryn Grover, Ava Szott; back row, Noah Currier and Joey Gallant. Absent was Meadow Tierney.

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ners were: Jane Freedman, Pauline Elmer and Sue Timperley. The pot was won Bridgton Highlands for the day was “Odd Holes.” by Jane Freedman, having the • In Ladies Golf play last Only five odd holes were kept longest drive on Hole 9. • In Scotch Foursome Wednesday, the tournament for the gross score. The win-

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The times listed below for the first bus stops are approximate times only. Time and route adjustments alter the first several days may be necessary. 6:20 a.m. STONEHAM BUS #8 (Driver: Andrea Flilebrown) Starts down McAllister Rd.; continues down Route 5 to Albany, returns to Virginia Lake Rd. and proceeds along Routes 5 and 5A, picking up all K-12 students to New Suncook School. Drops off K-5 students, picks up 8-12 students, proceeds to Fryeburg Academy, Molly Ockett and Snow Schools by way of Harbor Rd. Picks up all students grades 6-12 on Fish St. to Route 5. 6:20 a.m. WEST STONEHAM BUS #7 (Driver: Everett Danforth) Starts at Hut Rd. and Evergreen Valley Rd., resumes pickups from Slab City Rd., to Butters Hill Rd., Cushman Pond Rd, and Sabattus Rd., resumes pickups from north end of Route 5A to New Suncook School via Pleasant Point Rd., West Lovell Rd. and Swamp Rd. Leaves all K-5 students at New Suncook School and continues on to Fryeburg area schools. 6:15 a.m. SWEDEN BUS #15 (Driver: Mike Clark) Starts down Weber Pond Rd. to Lee Grey Rd., returns by Route 93 to N. Bridgton Rd., Ridlonville Rd., proceeds to Timberledge Rd., Plummer School Rd., Lovell end of Knights Hill Rd, and Smarts Hill Rd., picking up all K-12 students, to New Suncook School, proceeds to Fryeburg area schools.

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6:30 a.m. STOW BUS #23 (Driver: Bryan Molloy) Starts at Stow Corner Store and proceeds north as far as State Line picking up all K-12 students. Returns South on Center Chatham Rd. via Butters Hill Rd., proceeds to Union Hill Rd., south to New Suncook via Shave Hill Rd. then continues on to Fryeburg, picking up all Fryeburg K-12 students on Route 5 and end of Highland Park Rd. to Fryeburg Academy, Molly Ockett and Snow School. 6:25 a.m. UNION HILL BUS #28 (Driver: Howard Allen) Starts at Wiley Rd./Union Hill Rd., picking up all students, back to Route 113 Stow Corner. Continues picking up all students on Route 113 to N. Fryeburg Fire Station, then proceeds to State Line and Kimball Lake Shores on South Chatham Rd., then to New Suncook by way of N. Fryeburg, north end of Fish St. and McNeil Rd. Continues to New Suncook School, then on to Fryeburg Village Schools via Chautauqua Hill Rd. and Fairview Dr. on the way. All K-12 students on Route 5 from Fairview Dr. to Route 302. 6:30 a.m. CHATHAM BUS #63 (Driver: Ken Wright) Starts in North Chatham, picking up all students, back to State Line and proceeds to South Chatham area, picking up grades K-12, leaving K-5 students at New Suncook School. Proceeds to Fryeburg by way of Route 5, to Fryeburg Academy and Molly Ockett. 6:40 a.m. BROWNFIELD BUS #10 (Driver: Donna Remedis) Starts at town line on Route 160, picking up all K-12 students, back to Burnt Meadow Rd., picking up all K-12 students, then proceeds to Hiram line via Routes 5/113, picking up K-12 students, returning up Routes 5/113 to Spring St., across Route 160 to Brownfield Church and Main St., picking up all K-12 students. Leaves K-5 students at Denmark School, proceeds to Fryeburg with grades 612, picking up Fryeburg-bound students en route.

8:25 a.m. LOVELL MINI-BUS #57 (Driver: Tensy McDonald) Starts at Waterman residence on Old Waterford Rd., picks up all K12 students on Eastman Hill Rd., Severance Lodge Rd, #8 Rd., Fern Dr., Golf Course, and Route 5 between W. Lovell Rd. and Route 5A. Transfers students to Bus #2, continue on to Berry Rd. in Sweden and Black Mtn. Rd., and returns via Knights Hill Rd. to New Suncook School with all K-12 in this area to meet Bus #15.

6:25 a.m. WEST BROWNFIELD/LAKE REGION BUS #1 (Driver: Keith Dubriel) Begins on Moore Rd., picks up all K-12 students, back to Thurston Rd., Eaton Rd. and Center Conway Rd., returns to south end of Haleytown Rd. and Old County Rd., to Phen Hill, Blake neighborhood, down Merrill Corner Rd., up Hampshire Rd., and returns to Denmark School with K-5 students, then proceeds to Fryeburg schools. At 7:45 a.m., proceeds from Fryeburg Academy to Lake Region Vocational with any Fryeburg Academy students assigned there.

6:30 a.m. WEST LOVELL BUS #2 (Driver: Sylvia Chandler) Starts in W. Lovell, picking up all K-12 students on W. Lovell Rd., Horseshoe Pond Rd., New Rd. and Foxborough Rd., then back through to The Narrows. Proceeds to New Suncook School via Christian Hill Rd., picking up all students there. Drops all students at New Suncook School and proceeds to Lower Bay, Kezar Lake Rd. via Shave Hill Rd., then to River Rd., McNeil Rd. and Fish St., picking up all K-5 students for New Suncook School.

6:30 a.m. DENMARK/BROWNFIELD BUS #68 (Driver: Debbie York) Starts on Mountain Rd., picking up all K-12 students over Hio Ridge Rd., Moose Pond Shores Rd., and Lake Rd. Proceeds to Denmark, leaving Grades 6-12 to meet Bus 13 and/or Grades K5 for Denmark School. Proceeds to Old Shepherd River Rd., picking up all K-12 students there, and returns to Denmark School to leave grades K-5 and meet Bus #1 with grades 6-12.

6:25 a.m. EAST FRYEBURG BUS #12 (Driver: Roger Smith) Starts at Warren Rd., Belair Dr. and Menotomy Rd., picking up all students, proceeds to Pond Rd., Oxford St., Fair St. and Smith St., picking up all students. Leaves students at Snow School, Molly Ockett School, and Fryeburg Academy. Proceeds down Route 5, picking up all New Suncook K-5 students on Route 5, and takes them to New Suncook School.

6:30 a.m. DENMARK BUS #4 (Driver: Debbie Dyer) Starts on Bush Row Rd., picking up all K-12 students and on Routes 117/160 from Bush Row Rd. to Rocky Knoll Rd., Hannibal Circle, Lord Hill, Route 160 to Misty Lane (Old Route 113), and Depot St., picking up all K-12 students through to Denmark School, leaving K-5 at Denmark, and then continues with students to Fryeburg Schools.

5:30 a.m. WEST DENMARK BUS #21 (Driver: Wayne Warner) Starts picking up all K-12 students at Hemlock Bridge Rd. and Sanborn Estates Dev., returning down Denmark Rd., Warren Rd. and continues to Stanley Hill Rd., to Route 302 and leaves all students at Fryeburg Academy, Snow School and Molly Ockett, then picks up K-5 students assigned to Denmark Schools and proceeds to Routes 5/113, picking up Denmark K-5 students via Farnsworth Rd.

6:25 a.m. DENMARK BUS #13 (Driver: Jim Stacy) Starts on Route 117 South Rd., picking up all K-12 students there and proceeding to Allen Rd., picking up all students. Resumes pickups on Berry Rd., back through to village by way of Sebago/Hancock Pond Rd. and Route 117, and picks up students from end of Rocky Knoll Rd. to Denmark School, continuing on to Fryeburg schools with students from Bus 58.

6:30 a.m. HALEYTOWN BUS #64 (Driver: Ellie Waterman) Starts at Haleytown area, picking up all students and continues down Main St, Portland St., to Hunting Dearborn’s and returns back to Main St. via Porter Rd., then to Woodland and Eastland Streets, back to Snow School, Molly Ockett, and Fryeburg Academy. 1T35

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6:35 a.m. WEST FRYEBURG BUS #18 (Driver: Charles Priest) Starts on west end of Harbor Rd., continues to Route 113, picking up K-12 students along Route 113 assigned to Fryeburg village schools via Corn Shop Rd., then proceeds to Maple and Elm Streets, picking up all students. Leaves students at Fryeburg Academy, Molly Ockett and Snow School. Picks up students for New Suncook School by way of Route 113 (W. Fryeburg) and continues on to New Suncook School via No. Fryeburg.

LATE BUS SCHEDULE 1) 5:00 p.m. LOVELL BUS #12 (Driver Roger Smith) Leaves Molly Ockett and proceeds to Fryeburg Academy, travels on Route 5, Lovell Village and Center stores, Stoneham and Albany ‘International Sign Post.” 2) 5:00 p.m. BROWNFIELD BUS #28 (Driver, Howard Allen) Leaves Molly Ockett and proceeds to Fryeburg Academy, travels Route 113 to Grant’s Market, on to Denmark Village and stops at Jimbob’s Store on Routes 117/160. NOTE: LATE BUSES WILL NOT VARY FROM THIS SCHEDULE EXCEPT TO DROP STUDENTS ALONG THE DESCRIBED ROUTE. LATE BUS PASSES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS.

Regional Sports

August 29, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

Freedom of Hills: Sawyer Pond Mountains Names, Places and Legends Sawyer River and Sawyer Pond are named after Benjamin Sawyer. Mudge said Sawyer and “Timothy Nash brought a horse through Crawford Notch and thereby proved that it would be possible to build a road there.” Mudge also said, “Sawyer Pond has also been called Bemis Lake.” Doctor Samuel Bemis lived in Crawford Glen in the 1880s and was sometimes called “Lord of the Valley” and has a mountain, a brook, a ridge (and at one the story a little further. “Benjamin Sawyer was an time Sawyer Pond) named early settler and explorer in after him. By Allen Crabtree Robert and Mary Hixon in the White Mountains who, Guest Writer Sawyer Pond is a jewel their The Place Names of the along with Timothy Nash of a mountain pond in the White Mountains embellished achieved a place in history by White Mountains, reachable by either of two easy trails — one from the Kancamagus Highway (Kanc) and the other from Sawyer River Road. This 40-acre pond sits at 1,940 feet of elevation in the Sawyer Pond Scenic Area, nestled in the shadow of Owl’s Cliff (2,800 feet) and Mount Tremont (3,371 feet). The pond is stocked by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department with trout and offers fine fishing. The average depth is 40 feet with a maximum depth of 97 feet. In addition to being a delightful day hike, Sawyer Pond is a fine overnight destination. The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) maintains an Adirondack shelter and six tent platforms for overnighters. Use of the shelter and tent platforms is free but is on a first-come, first-served basis. According to John T. B. Mudge in his The White The Adirondack shelter at Sawyer Pond.

“I have climbed to the top of the mountain, Where the view will steal your breath away, And washed my soul in the highest of fountains, Just at the breaking of the day. And with bright flowers all around me, Standing golden in the sun, I felt a hand was there to guide me, Until my journey home was done.” — Bill Staines from Journey Home

helping prove that men and horses could travel through Crawford Notch. The two accomplished their goal only with the greatest difficulty, and several times they had

(Photo by Allen Crabtree)

to lower the horse down rock faces with ropes. Finally, says tradition, just as they overcame their last obstacle, they halted and celebrated by breaking a bottle — presumably of rum — on Sawyer Rock in commemoration of their victory,” they wrote. The Denmark Mountain Hikers have made the trip to Sawyer Pond using both trails, and enjoy the views and swimming in the pond. The waters are clear and clean, and on a hot summer day very refreshing. We plan on overnighting here in the fall to enjoy the fall foliage. Hike facts Sawyer Pond is located in Carroll County, Bartlett, N.H. Difficulty: Easy Trail distance one-way: 1.5 miles from Sawyer River Road or 4.5 miles from the Kanc Hiking time one-way: 45 minutes from Sawyer River Road or 2 hours 40 minutes from the Kanc Elevation: 1,940 feet Vertical gain: 900 feet Coordinates: 44° 040’ 49” N; 71° 22’ 06” W Topographic Map: USGS

Bartlett 7.5-minute quad Directions to the Sawyer Pond trailhead: Take the Kanc from Conway and drive west until passing the Bear Notch Road. At 1.4 miles west of the Bear Notch Road, there is a short, well-marked, side road to the trailhead parking area on the north side of the Kanc. This is a WMNF parking area and a $3 daily SAWYER, Page C

Chip shots

(Continued from Page C) Pauline Elmer, Phil Garbardi, John Eaton and Larry Tuck. Closest to the pin were Bruce Elmer on Hole 2 and Janice Tuck on Hole 8. • The Bridgton Highlands Sweeps Golf Championship was played Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25. There were three gross and net winners for the tournament. First Gross went to Terry Holden with a 72; Second Gross to Jim Thombs, 76; Third Gross to Bill Holden, 79. First Net went to Wayne Kuvaja with a 65; Second Net to Bob Holden, 66; Third Net to Phil Kenney, 69. • On Monday, Aug. 26, Bridgton Highlands was host for the final round of the Four Club Round Robin Tournament. Four Mondays during August, the golf clubs — Province Lake, Kezar Lake CC, Indian Mound Golf Club and Bridgton Highlands CC — took turns hosting players. After the first week of play, Province took the lead in the points standing; Bridgton Highlands was second; Kezar Lake a close third; and Indian Mound fourth.  The second week, Kezar Lake CC showed a solid home advantage with jumping into first place at their own course. Bridgton Highlands made a move to second with Province Lake a very close third and Indian Mound in fourth. The third week was played at Indian Mound golf course. Kezar Lake made another strong showing and maintained their lead.  The fourth and final day of the Four Club Tournament was scheduled at Bridgton Highlands. In the final round, Bridgton Highlands held their home course advantage and managed to climb to first place, having the honor of displaying the Four Club Trophy for a year. Thanks to all that played and made this tournament a great success. The final point standing: 1. Bridgton Highlands, 2333.5; 2. Kezar Lake, 2265.5; 3. Province Lake, 2137; 4. Indian Mound, 1804. Lake Kezar CC, Lovell In Tuesday Social League play, the foursome of Dick Trapani, Pete Malia, Dan Roy and Jeff Gilfillan captured first place with a score of 88. Second place with a 91 went to Bob Gallagher, Pete Radasch, Corey Douglas and Jerry Guyot. Jerry Guyot sank a holein-one on Hole 5 to claim the closest to the pin prize, while Daryl Kenison was closest on Hole 16 at 6-feet, 11-inches. Greenie: Team 6, Leon Shackley, Bob Fitzsimmons and Art Falk.

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H.S. kick-offs With Lake Region and Fryeburg Academy athletes training for their respective regular season openers next week, a couple of sports will take center stage this Friday and Saturday. • First up is a football exhibition game between the Lakers and Raiders on Friday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. at the Academy. With realignment, the two rivals will not play a regular season game, thus the two squads will trade hits this Friday. The Lakers open their regular season on Friday, Sept. 6 at Poland at 7 p.m., while the Raiders travel to Kennebunk to meet the Rams at 7 p.m. • Secondly, the Lake Region Invitational cross-country meet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, with the boys running at 10 a.m. followed by the girls at 11 a.m. Teams to compete include Wells, Waynflete and Traip Academy.

Fishing report

IN THE WATER — Hikers must ford the Swift River to use the Sawyer Pond Trail.

(Photo by Allen Crabtree)

Freedom of Hills: Sawyer Pond

(Continued from Page C) fee per car is required, either payable at the site or parking passes are available at the Saco River Ranger Station at the intersection of Route 16 and the Kanc at Conway. Sawyer Pond Trail information: The Sawyer Pond Trail crosses the Swift River almost immediately after leaving the trailhead. The river must be waded to get across to the trail and although it can be easily waded during low water conditions this crossing could be dangerous during high water flows. At 1.1 miles, the Brunel Trail diverges to the right. The Sawyer Pond Trail then continues for 3.4 miles to Sawyer Pond with a very

gentle climb, part of the way along an old logging railroad. The trail descends to Sawyer Pond, crosses the outlet to the pond, and follows the shoreline passing six tent platforms and an Adirondack shelter. Use of the tent platforms and shelter is free but on a firstcome, first-served basis. Directions to the Sawyer River trailhead: An alternate, shorter trail to Sawyer Pond starts on Sawyer River Road (FR 34) from the north. Drive on Route 302 through the town of Bartlett heading north towards Crawford Notch. Just after crossing the Sawyer River the Sawyer River Road is the first left. Follow this dirt road for 4 miles to a large parking lot at

a gate (WMNF parking permit required). Sawyer River Road is not maintained in the winter. The trail to Sawyer Pond starts at the parking lot, goes through the gate and crosses the Sawyer River on a bridge. Sawyer River Trail information: The trail from the Sawyer River Road parking lot climbs gently through the trees for 1.5 miles approaching Sawyer Pond from the west, and joining the Sawyer Pond Trail at the shoreline near the Adirondack shelter. 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,

Bear hunting season began on Monday, August 26 throughout the state of Maine. Last year, over 10,000 hunters purchased permits to hunt bear, with 3,207 bears killed. Maine’s bear population is one of the largest in the country, and Maine offers bear hunters a three-month bear season and a variety of traditional methods to hunt bear. Since 2004, Maine’s bear population has increased by over 30% and is estimated at more than 30,000 animals. Bear/human conflicts have also increased in frequency in the past 10 years, with the

department responding to an average of 500 nuisance bear calls a year. Over 90% of the bear harvest occurs during the first four weeks of the season when hunters can utilize the traditional methods of hounding and baiting. There is also a two-month trapping season for bear, and hunters with the proper permit can shoot a bear during the deer firearms season. Even with the lengthy season, only about 30% of all bear hunters hunting with bait or hounds and 20% of bear trappers are successful. By

contrast, 79% of moose hunters, 38% of turkey hunters and 14% of deer hunters were successful in 2012. Maine’s black bear population is closely monitored by Department biologists through one of the most extensive, longest running biological studies in the United States. The study began in 1975, and continues today. Over the last 38 years, Department biologists have captured and tracked over 3,000 bears to determine the health and condition of Maine’s bears and estimate how many cubs are BEARS, Page C

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 Three Sisters, Albany, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.

Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Fishing Report, Aug. 22, Sebago Lakes Region: As the summer’s sun starts to fade earlier and earlier, it’s a great time for bass fishing in the Sebago Lakes region. Periods of warm weather tend to have bass laying low during the day, but as the sun starts to set, bass fishing is picking up as fish start to cruise shallower areas searching for food. Anglers in the Sebago Lakes region have a variety of bass waters to choose from. Look for shoals around drop offs, rock outcroppings, ledges and gravel bars to target hungry fish. Try Moose Pond in Bridgton, Kezar Lake in Lovell and Upper Range Pond in Poland. Use top-water lures such as jitterbugs, hula poppers, devil horses and others to attract savage strikes from bass lurking below.

Bocce recaps

HARRISON — In Harrison Bocce League play, Henry’s Concrete and Long Lake tied 3-3; Scott’s defeated Caswell House 4-2; Worster’s downed Ruby Slipper 4-1; and Aces edged Mentus 3-2. North Division: Mentus +16, Ruby Slipper -2, Aces -5, Caswell House -17. South Division: Scott’s +17, Worster’s +8, Henry’s Concrete -6, Long Lake -11.

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Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

Egypt in Crisis: A Glossary

Making sense of the current turmoil in Egypt is no simple task, especially for those who have not spent years puzzling out the riddles of the Sphinx. Let me offer a guide to some elements — without claiming they come without bias: Factions. The press tells us there are three groups contending for power in Egypt: the Army, the Moslem Brotherhood and the secular liberals. True, but not the whole truth. The Army is divided into two parts, the officer corps and the conscripts. The former are the beneficiaries of what is effectively a state within a state — set off and immune from civilian government oversight with its own economy (producing everything from cars to mineral water to crops.) Notwithstanding its special privileges, the Army is the nation’s most respected institution. Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s first native-born ruler since Cleopatra, was the Army’s founding father. Presidents Sadat and Mubarak and today’s ruler General al-Sisi ride on his distant coattails. Then, there are the ordinary troops who are, effectively, the brothers of men on the other side of the barricades; both equally religious. How long will they shoot their kin? Quite awhile probably, given the nature of military discipline and the fear of losing your own life if mutinying. But maybe not forever. A third part of the military faction is the police, like the army conscripts, poorly paid and strictly disciplined. Possibly a branch of the police are the thugs in civilian garb who beat up peaceful demonstrators and who wield weapons pretending to be MB. The Moslem Brotherhood, too, is a disciplined organization, having existed underground throughout much of its 85-year existence. It too has its currents, ranging from conservative old timers to liberal and radical youth (their number expanded since the massacres of recent weeks). The MB draws its strength from the deeply religious Egyptian people (at all levels) and the gripping traditionalism of the lower orders.  In the last parliamentary elections, the MB and the extremist Salafis drew close to 70% of the vote. Most observers fail EGYPT, Page D

Anthem deal is narrow-minded

By Donna Durgin Clinical Coordinator Central Maine Health Care Fryeburg Family Medicine Some of you may have heard about Anthem’s back door deal with Maine Health to cancel patients with individual and small business (less than 50 employees) insurance plans. More likely, you have not. Anthem and Maine Health don’t want the word to get out. These policies will be cancelled effective Jan. 1, 2014. Patients will be forced to purchase another plan through Anthem, restricting services and health care providers to those affiliated with their plan. What they are not telling you is they excluded Central Maine Medical Center, Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital, Parkview Adventist Hospital and all the affiliated doctors’ offices that make up Central Maine Medical Group. Also excluded are York and Mercy Hospital. What does this mean to you? You will be forced to choose another provider affiliated with the Anthem-Maine Health Network. You will be forced to choose another insurance carrier, if you plan to go to the hospital or doctor you have been going to for years close to your home. You will have to travel farther distances for routine care such as lab work, doctor’s appointments and prescription refills. Many of Anthem’s affiliates are over an hour away. If you are hospitalized, your loved ones will travel farther to be ANTHEM, Page D

Letters Wonderful

To The Editor: On a sunny Saturday in August, the Arts & Artisans Fair at New Suncook School in Lovell drew a wonderful crowd of shoppers. Dozens of volunteers came together to make the fair a success. For each chairman or chairwoman, there are many volunteers who lugged boxes, arranged books, baked pies, sold raffle tickets, wrote articles and got the word out that our fair is a very special event indeed. Talented exhibitors displayed their juried handiwork while fairgoers shopped, browsed the book sale, or enjoyed lunch in the cafeteria. The reputation of this event, which benefits the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, has only improved over the years. Rondi Stearns was chairwoman of this event. Irene St. Germain was responsible for coordinating with the exhibitors. Dave Mills, Andy Feld and Al St. Germain orchestrated the unloading of the vendors’ goods, and kept things on an even keel the entire day. Peg Mason with Lynne Mason’s assistance headed up the busy kitch-

en. Liz McCann, assisted by John McCann, ran the very successful book sale. Sandy Wissmann chaired the very popular raffle. Pat Gibson was in charge publicity. On behalf of the Board of Trustees for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, our deep thanks and appreciation go to the friends of the library who made the Arts & Artisans Fair a resounding success. Mary Heroux Board president Center Lovell

My bad

To The Editor: I need to apologize to the Reverend Robert Celeste, who took umbrage with my suggestion that he probably had Canadian roots (in my BN letter of Aug. 15). Who knew that Celeste was Italian in origin! My bad, Reverend. That being said, it wasn’t very nice of you to imply that my Canadian forbears (Anglo, as well as Franco) “snuck” into this country. Millions came in before any immigration controls were established. By the time Ellis Island was set up (1892), close to 20% of the Canadian population had come south, many to work in the New England mill towns. Does this really constitute “sneaking in?” The intended, larger point

Time for impeachment

It’s high time we impeached the president, unless we already did that and I missed it. During the Congressional recess, impeachment is crowding out every other subject, including even the issues of building a 50-foot wall around the entire United States, or what to do with Syria, or remembering to ask an aide, which one is Syria, or even building a 50-foot wall around Syria, if it turns out to be one of our states after all. Yes, impeachment of the president is the hot subject during town hall meetings that legislators are holding in various places that still have town halls all across this great

My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

land where the flag waves proudly over the purple grain and majestic fruit, and where all that people ask of their Congresspersons is a 550foot wall to provide adequate cover for the coming End Times, so that militiamen will gather with their muzzle-loading muskets and pitchforks to hold off the government agents who have been elec-

tronically monitoring their toasters for years. In Michigan, Congressman Kenny Berntivolio recently related to constituents the heartwarming story of how impeaching the president would be — and I quote him here with a catch in my own throat — “my dream come true.” Bernitivolio said he hadn’t thought up any charges

yet, but he had worked up a few good leads. He said that maybe “someone more qualified,” such as a Congressional page or perhaps Glenn Beck’s hairpiece, could come up with something more convincing, as he feels a little discombobulated lately due to the fact that his toaster is no longer speaking to him. It isn’t just our House members who have been thinking really hard about this pressing issue. U.S. Senator Tom Coburn told a town meeting in Muskogee, Okla., as well as all the Okies gathered there to sing country songs in congratulatory selfdeprecation, that he did not have “the legal background” IMPEACH, Page D

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor There is a medical standard for obesity. It is called BMI (body mass index). A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. Medicare covers BMI screenings and also covers counseling sessions if you receive them in a primary care setting like your doctor’s office. These services are now part of Medicare’s free preventive care program, which means there is no copay. Specifically, Medicare will cover doctor’s office SEASONAL FLOW — The low water level in Shorey Park enabled local photographer visits every week for the first Ed Stevens to capture this unusual view of the bridge. See more of Ed’s work at the month of your behavioral Frost Farm Gallery in Norway next month. There will be a gallery opening, Friday therapy. During months two Sept. 6, 5 to 8 p.m. with live music and snacks. The show runs from Sept. 6-28. through six, Medicare will cover doctor’s office visits every other week. At your six-month visit, your doctor will measure how much weight you have lost since your initial screening. If you News item excerpt: The have lost at least 6.6 pounds Mayfair Block in Post during the first six months of Office Square, built, and for therapy, Medicare will cover a time occupied by Claude P. a monthly office visit for six Meserve, in 1928, and now more months. by Janine Francisco owned by Samuel Kurson, Behavioral counseling of Boston, Mass, was badly and therapy can help you Bridgton Historical Society damaged by fire, smoke and lose weight through proper water late Wednesday afterdiet and exercise. It is best noon. to receive the screening Various stories were for the reason that part of the organization meeting from a doctor who accepts being bruited around as to the main building is cement, of Bridgton’s seven-memMedicare. If you have a the origin of the fire, when it and the third story is faced ber Board of Selectmen, Medicare Advantage plan, was in progress, but it seems with steel covering. While held Monday evening at contact your plan for more to be pretty well established these conditions made the the offices of the Board, specific information about now that it started in a closet work of firemen extremely it was voted to invest the costs and rules. under the stairs on the sec- hazardous, as volumes of trust funds now deposited in Stan Cohen, a Medicare ond floor, which has not black smoke poured through the banks in U.S. Defense Volunteer counselor, is availbeen used for some time. The the theater lobby on the sec- Bonds. The total of the trust able for free, one-on-one first intimation that anything ond floor and in the hall funds now held by the town, consultations at Bridgton was wrong was when those above, when the alarm was as of January 31, 1942, Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 on the street noticed smoke sounded, they prevented the is $59,940.07, of which to 11 a.m. No appointment is seeping through under the fire from spreading to near- $11,707.74 is in “impoundnecessary. Alternatively, call eves of the main building. by structures. ed cash” the value of which the Southern Maine Agency It was a hard fire to get at BACK, Page D News item excerpt: At on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.

Badly damaged by fire Back in the Day

I was trying to make in my earlier communication is that this country’s greatness has been built in large measure by immigrants and that we should keep this in mind as we decide the best way to handle our current “problem.” Ciao, Reverend. Paul Dubrule Bridgton

King not welcome

To The Editor: There are just two camps in the immigration debate: The “Open Borders” camp and the “U.S. Sovereignty” camp. Supporting the U.S. Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill, S.744, puts you in the “Open Borders” crowd; if you are against it you are in the “U.S. Sovereignty” camp. Both of our esteemed U.S. Senators — Angus King and Susan Collins — voted for the bill, but present different pictures. Sen. Collins probably voted for the bill in order to get her Stonegarden amendment added to the final version of the bill. She favors some parts of the bill, is against some parts, and is ignorant of others which, if nothing else, points out the absolute stupidity in promoting these “grand bargain,”

AT THE FEEDER — Gail Burfeind of Harrisburg, Pa. was visiting her sister on North Road in Bridgton in August and took this picture of the hummingbirds at her feeder. “It made me think of two women having a cup of tea or coffee! The females were not bothered by me being so close, but the male did not like it!” Gail said. comprehensive bills. Sen. King made a 13minute speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate that stunned myself and a colleague, who is a retired Border Patrol agent living in northern Maine. King says, among other things: “It’s not amnesty in anybody’s book” and “I would argue, Mr. President, that a fine, which is contained in this bill, and 13 years of what really constitutes probation isn’t amnesty.”

Oh no? First off, the fine amount is not specified. There is a $1,000 penalty that can be paid in installments. Thirteen years is not probation; everyone knows if they get legalization it will not be reversed. It’s blanket amnesty, period. His speech is laced with such statements about immigration as: “If we unduly limit or cut it off, we’re sunk.” He justifies the need for massive legalization by saying there are “more deaths than births of white

Americans,” and he goes on to say: “You don’t have to be a mathematician to know that if that continues, we’ll shrink and shrivel as a society.” This is totally misleading and false because, while it is true according to a recent New York Times article that the white population has declined slightly, our nonwhite native, and our immigrant populations continue to fuel a robust, some would say excessive, growth in LETTERS, Page D

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Legislature must act at Riverview standards. These patients come to Riverview through the corrections system, and they can pose a serious risk for physically harming themselves or others because of their mental illness. Riverview is not authorized to implement the security measures or to employ the trained correctional personnel that are necessary to prevent serious physical harm by these patients. This spring, a staff member was seriously injured in an attack by one of the patients. Federal regula-

Views from Congress by Chellie Pingree United States Congresswoman

Tragedy brings rail safety focus

There are many questions we can ask in the wake of a tragedy like the terrible derailment of a freight train in Lac Megantic, Quebec. The most important is, “What can we do to prevent it from happening again?” The accident happened only 22 miles from the Maine border on a rail line that passes through our state and was used frequently to carry crude oil to refineries in New Brunswick. Needless to say, the tragedy that claimed the lives of 47 people hit close to home. Our hearts go out to the entire Lac Megantic community as it rebuilds and recovers from the devastation, especially the families who lost loved ones. Since the accident happened in Canada, authorities there are charged with finding out exactly what went wrong. But, the United States has an obligation, as well, to take this opportunity to review its own policies and infrastructure. That’s why I’ve been working with Congressman Mike Michaud since the accident happened in early July to make sure that the federal government is doing everything possible to keep this tragedy from repeating itself. First, we asked that all rail lines and train operators carrying oil through Maine be inspected immediately. I’m glad that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) did send inspectors to Maine to look for any vulnerabilities and have them addressed. We’ve also held meetings with the heads of every federal agency with oversight over freight rail safety: the FRA, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. In those meetings, we were able to get a sense not only of what protections are currently in place, but identify what else we should be doing. The FRA took a good step forward this month in putting a number of emergency rules in place for freight trains carrying hazardous materials. These include prohibiting trains from being left unattended on the tracks without meeting stringent standards about applying brakes. (Though some details have yet to emerge, one thing we’ve learned is that in the series of accidents that led to the derailment in Lac Megantic, not enough brakes were set before the train was left unattended after an earlier fire.) There are a number of other things we should be doing, however. One is updating the design of the tanker-car used to transport oil, a process which has taken far too long. I’m also cosponsoring a bill with Congressman Michaud to require a minimum of two-person crews on freight trains (many operate today with only one person). Another critical step is implementing an automated control system for trains, which could stop trains remotely if they begin to roll while unattended. I plan to use my seat on the House Appropriations Committee to advocate for funding to invest in this system for freight and passenger rail lines across the country. Aside from rail safety, this incident gives us yet another reason TRAGEDY, Page D






Notice of Public Hearing The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at the Municipal Building located at 3 Chase Street, in Bridgton, to accept oral and written comments on an application from Shawnee Peak Ski Area (119 Mountain Road) for a Special Amusement Permit (live entertainment). 1T35 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES PUBLIC HEARING Board of Selectpersons The Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing on September 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Proposed amendments to the following ordinances: Street Vendor Ordinance and Occupancy of Streets and Public Land Copies of proposed changes can be mailed to you, found on our website at 1T35

Views from Augusta by Paul LePage Governor of Maine tions for Riverview are not designed for managing this population of patients. That’s why our administration sounded the alarm about this situation. Back in May, we submitted a bill to create a facility within the Department

of Corrections that has the trained staff and capacity to handle these patients. The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee recognized the urgency of this matter and unanimously endorsed the bill. In fact, it

was their top priority. But the Appropriations Committee failed to allocate $3 million for the facility. Instead, they chose to increase welfare to Maine communities. We all say we want to care for our most vulnerable citizens, but actions speak louder than words. Quite simply, the time to address this unsafe situation is now. Our first concern is for the safety of the patients and our staff. We want to assure these patients, their families and Riverview employees that our administration is working

toward a resolution, and we request the Legislature to act swiftly. We must create a mental health unit that will provide care for those in our jails who need mental health treatment. This will create a safer environment at Riverview, and it will allow the staff to serve the patients that the hospital is authorized to help. This is a dangerous situation that needs to be resolved immediately. Protecting our patients and our staff should not a partisan issue. It is the right thing to do.

Bumper crop of loyalty?

One would think they’d be embarrassed by now to display those Obama stickers. The Portland, Maine area, where I spend a couple of days each week, is a leftist bastion and the bumper stickers are ubiquitous. I see them while waiting at traffic lights, when I pull into a parking place at the supermarket, or wherever I go. Very seldom do I see Gadsden Flags with a coiled serpent on a yellow background warning, “Don’t Tread On Me.” That’s a symbol of the Tea Party. They’re around, but are few and far between. Never do I see a Romney/Ryan sticker anymore. There were some on display last year at this time, but after Romney’s defeat Republicans must have removed them. It’s the same with McCain/Palin stickers; they disappeared shortly after 2008. I still see an occasional Kerry/Edwards sticker on old Volvos and Subarus even though they lost too, but I never see a Bush sticker anymore either. Why is that? Why aren’t Republicans nostalgic for Bush, McCain or Romney? Is it because none of them was firmly rooted in old-fashioned, conservative, pro-life small-government Republicanism? All three were big-government types who liked flirting with liberals. Neither had a strong philosophical core that defined their worldview and inspired followers. Republicans put their stickers on because they perceived each as a lesser of two evils. They felt no

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist

loyalty to Bush, McCain or Romney as they willingly peeled off their stickers after Election Day. Is there loyalty to Obama by all the progressive Democrats and Greens in metropolitan Portland? I’m not sure. There is for some, but for others I suspect it’s more a loyalty to their leftist world view which Obama’s rhetoric supports, if not his actions like going to war in Libya and Syria without congressional approval. Beside Obama stickers, important things for Portlanders are LGBT issues, hating Governor LePage, opposing the Portland Pipeline Corporation, bicycling and recycling, and plovers. Locals here were absolutely horrified when a dog ate a piping plover chick on Pine Point Beach in Scarborough. It dominated news for weeks and they’re literally making a federal case out of it. What would they think about coyotes disemboweling deer? Put it out of mind, I guess. Several times, I’ve been asked to sign petitions to prevent the pipeline from reversing the flow of crude oil between its South Portland terminal and Montreal. Though it has been operating safely for more


Public Notice



Legal Notice Bulletin Board 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

Dated: August 19, 2013

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




than 70 years, progressives want to shut it down, which will happen when Montreal refineries get their oil from Alberta instead. They say they’re afraid of heavy crude coming down and polluting water bodies along its 236mile route, but when I question them, it becomes clear they’re against oil in any form. They are true-believing, Prius-driving, bicycle-riding, vegetable-eating, organic people whose world-view was cast in stone during 1960s and 70s campus teach-ins. They believe only in windmills and solar panels, and nothing I say is going to change their minds. Their rural counterparts along the pipeline’s route near our home in western Maine have been out demonstrating as well. Although I run into former students in the Portland area occasionally, hardly anybody knows me there. My column is published in newspapers with circulation only down to about Windham. It runs on a conservative website called “As Maine Goes,” but that’s not a place Portland’s progressives tend to visit very often. When I talk to people at the beach, at parks, on the ferry, or elsewhere, they don’t know I’m really a mean-

spirited conservative. I smile and let them direct the conversation, only asking questions if it veers into political territory and not stating opinions. Metropolitan Portland is an interesting laboratory in which to study the progressive mindset, and I don’t want to blow my cover. The Obama stickers are a badge of solidarity for members of Portland’s progressive tribe. They love that Obama has blocked the Keystone pipeline and they’re determined to do their part and close the pipeline here They don’t see any connection between America’s economic fiasco and Obama administration policies. Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh postulates that the president’s approval numbers haven’t fallen further because he keeps campaigning instead of governing. Obama may be in his second term, but he continues to make speeches around the country pretending he’s an outsider. He talks like he’d have it all fixed by now if not for former President Bush and conservatives in the House. They believe it’s Obama against Wall Street, rich Republicans, evil oil companies, the NRA, and all other racist, homophobic bigots like them. Things may be bad, but they’d be even worse if Obama weren’t out there fighting, and thus they remain proud to display his name on their cars. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History middle school teacher.


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.


Some of Maine’s most vulnerable residents are in danger, and we need to act quickly before someone gets hurt. Our administration proposed a solution to this situation back in May, and we cannot delay any longer. The Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta may lose its certification and federal funding because the management of patients who exhibit criminal behaviors must be more consistent with the process used in a correctional setting. But that is not allowed by federal hospital certification


August 29, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D


legal or otherwise, within or without the law, to stimulate our economy and save us from population meltdown. King is not welcome in (Continued from Page D) my world. population. A lead-in stateBob Casimiro ment that, “We’re living in a Bridgton negative demographic time bomb” is ludicrous. On the economy, King said, “That’s why I believe, and I think the CBO report To the Editor: I was a charity vendor has confirmed, that fixing this problem, putting the (benefit: Fryeburg Fuel people that are here on a Pantry) at last Saturday’s pathway to earned citizen- Fryeburg 250th Birthday ship will actually be a gigan- Celebration. I would just tic stimulus to our country.” like to comment on how According to that CBO easy it was for me to set up report, the budget deficit my booth and how well run reduction of $20 billion per the event was. Donna Woodward was so year would be minuscule compared to our $1.089 tril- helpful and so were the rest of the Fryeburg Business lion FY 2012 deficit. He says this about ille- Association members I gal alien lawbreakers: “They met. My hat is off to all broke the law for the same who helped with the event, reasons that our ancestors too. The fireworks and live came here, and the only rea- music were spectacular! It son they didn’t break the law was such a marvelous time! was that there was no law to Donna leads by example and break at that time.” So, law shows just how welcoming and engaging the people of breaking is okay? Here is King’s “Open Fryeburg truly are. She is Borders” manifesto: your ambassador! Your town Unfettered immigration, LETTERS, Page D

Well done



KNIGHT INDUCTION — At a special First Degree Induction ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Bridgton/Fryeburg Knights of Columbus Council were pleased to welcome their newest candidate to Knighthood. Visiting priest at St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton churches, Monsignor Martin Nwosu joined the worldwide organization of 1.8 million members who are known for their charitable works and help to the needy. Monsignor Martin, a native of Nigeria, who works in the Ivory Coast will be returning shortly to his mission in Africa. He had visited the newlyappointed Pastor, Fr. Innocent Okozi and Parochial Vicar, Fr. Samuel Madza, who have assumed their responsibilities serving the Catholic Churches of Bridgton, Fryeburg, Norway, Oxford (summer mission) and Mechanic Falls. Pictured above is the First Degree team from left to right: John Daggett, Bob Pelletier, Vic Detmer, Membership Chairman Phil Gabardi, Msgr. Martin, Mike Fitzgibbons, Grand Knight Roland Dube and Rich King. Absent from the photo was Gene Bourque.


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McHatton’s Cleaning Service Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Quality service you deserve Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water All major brands Certified Technicians 595-4020 Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822


A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854

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 TLC Home Maintenance Co. 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 Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service 207-344-4129 – Jamie@ Bridgton 647-9435 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 693-3030 647-3664 603-733-6451 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 Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 Naples Computer Services


NE Professional Services Exceptional bookkeeping services 207-583-4364

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” 207-713-0675

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


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 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton Downeast Energy/Denmark Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151

LANDSCAPING Cabins to Castles, Inc. Design/Build/Landscapes Shoreline Restoration 207-452-2997

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

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

REFRIGERATION/A/C Tech Air HVAC/R Residential/Commercial/Industrial 207-890-3836/

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Insured – Junk removal

Basement and attic cleanouts George Jones Quality Painters 207-450-5858 Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References SELF STORAGE 207-318-3245 Bridgton Storage 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


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 Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Complete tree service – free estimates

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 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 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 - 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

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

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



Part of the Chalmers Group

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

CARPENTER — Carpenter helper needed. General knowledge of carpentry. Hand tools/tool belt, own transportation. Good pay, steady work. Call Pete after 5 p.m., 595-4458. Serious inquiries only. 2t35x DEPENDABLE DRIVER — needed Mondays-WednesdaysFridays from Casco to Portland for medical appointments. Call evenings for further details at 8315247. 4t33x PART-TIME PERSON — for multiple duties maintaining and improving real estate. Call 207583-4211. 4t35 LANDMARK HUMAN — Resources is accepting applications for full- and/or part-time support persons to work with adults with intellectual disabilities in the Bridgton and Oxford Hills areas. Hours may include Monday through Friday 9-2 as well as evening and weekend shifts. For application, please call 647-8396 or e-mail us at landmark1@lhrmaine. com EOE 3t35



ALUMINUM CANOE — LIGHTLY USED — 1997 Searay Grumman, $200. 647-3028. 1t35x 17.5’ power boat. 135 H.P. inboard bow rider, $7,500 with trailer. Call $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag 647-2243 or 978-595-4605. 3t35x when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, SPEEDBOAT — 1966 Century Windham, 893-0339. tf46 mahogany 16’ 185 gray marine. 888 original hours. Needs some FIREWOOD — Oak and maple, plank restoration. 1988 trailer. approximately one cord. 16” to 4’ $7,500. 693-6701 Sonny 04055lengths, $100. Tel. 647-5358. 1535. 13t23x 1t35x SAILBOAT HUNTER 212 — SCREENED LOAM — Please Trailer, 2HP Honda, extra set of call Ron between 4 p.m. and 8 new sails. $7,600.00. 647-2321. p.m. 595-8359. 18t27x 6t30x MEDICAL SUPPLIES — VEHI­CLES FOR SALE Single electric hospital bed, $350. Wheelchair, $35. Two walkers, $5 JESUS IS LORD – new and each. Two three-wheeler walkers, used auto parts. National locator. $25 each. one walker w/attached Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. seat, $45. Electric recliner lift chair, Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 $450. Bath seat, $10. Sliding bath Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 seat, $25. Intercom system, $50. FOR RENT Wireless TV ears, $50. In Casco. Call 655-4756. 2t35x BRIDGTON — 1st floor apartBOAT 16’ ALUMINUM — ment, 1½ bedrooms, large kitchen, Dura Nautique, with Mercury 7.5 full bath, walk to downtown. $750 outboard and fuel tank. Older but month, partial utilities. First & secutf31 well maintained. Moose Pond, rity. Call 603-494-0325. Bridgton. $695. 508-525-0346. NAPLES — Looking for a re 4t33x sponsible working couple to rent TRAVEL TRAILER — 25’ 2000 our large 2 floor apartment. Has a Coachmen Catalina Fifth Wheel grilling porch and upper deck off Series M-237 RLS, self-contained the 2nd floor bedroom. Country lowith slide-out. Will sell hitch with cation with miles of hiking trails on it. $6,000. Call (207) 671-2556. a Nature Preserve across the street. 2t35 Yet only 2 miles to Route 302. Heat, plowing, and mowing included 1957 FORD TRACTOR — 800 for $850.00 a month plus security. series, needs a little work. $1,500 Available Oct. 1. No smoking, no or best offer. 655-7756. 3t33 pets. Call 671-8388. 2t34

“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, RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, WATERFORD — Mobile home M-F 6-6. Call 329-2658 ask for split and delivered. Any amounts. available Sept. 1st. Neat, clean, 2 Kelly. 4t34x Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 bedrooms in quiet neighborhood, well maintained grounds, no pets, WORK WANTED 2003 40’ BAYRIDGE — trailer 1st, last & security. $650. 583CONTRACTOR — Semi-re- with 20’-x-12’ 3-season porch, 4011. 3t33x tired, looking for plumbing and $20,000. Great condition. Can be electric work in the local area. Call seen on Route 114, Naples. 978- BRIDGTON — One-bedroom 647-8026. tf45 663-3208 or 978-549-9511. 3t34x apartment, quiet area, walking distance to stores and restaurants. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING HAY FIRST CROP 2013 — $4 $725 month, utilities included. — cleaned up or hauled off to the a bale. Chatham, N.H. 603-694- Cats ok. Call 207-650-8071 or 3t35x 207-899-6200. transfer station, my trailer is 6’-x- 2055. 4t35x 10’. Chuck’s Maintenance, 7434t32x 9889.

EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, ATTENTION back filling, septic systems, sand, Classified line ads are now posted loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, tf44 on our website at NO EXTRA 653-4377 or 627-4560. CHARGE! FOR SALE

Saturday, August 31 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 Phone 207-935-3351 Fax 207-256-8303

CNAs Needed Day & Evenings Interested applicants should call Kelly for more information or stop in for an application.


Needed for Residential Care Unit

All Shifts, Per Diem & Possibly Part-Time Interested applicants should stop in and see Cindy. EOE



Job Opening

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, $650 month, oil heat & electricity included. 207-899-5052. tf11

NAPLES — 1-plus bedroom apartment. Living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, utility room, finished basement, 1-car garage, $900 month includes heat & utilities. No pets. First & security required. Call 207-693-3606. 1t35

BRIDGTON — Upper Ridge home. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large kitchen, dining and living rooms, small office room, laundry room, fridge and stove available. Fabulous views and sunsets. Security deposit. Screening will be done by phone. Home available for viewing after screening and by appointment only. Please call Vera at 508-287-0484. 2t35x CASCO — Spacious 1-bedroom apartment, newly furnished with utilities and oil heat included. $750 a month & security. Available Sept. 1. No smoking, no pets. Call 6274768. 2t35 NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment. Nice quiet location. Non-smokers, no pets. Heat included. $675 month with rent options. Call 617-272-6815. 5t34 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. $725 month. First last and security requested. References checked. 207-632-8508. tf28

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES Part-time and On-Call Animal Control Officer

The Town of Naples is seeking an Animal Control Officer. The current Officer has resigned to take a full-time job at an animal shelter. The ACO position by its nature is part-time and on-call, 24/7. Prior experience, and familiarity with MRSA Titles 7 and 17, and ACO certification in both domestic and wild animals is preferred. For more information, check out the Job Opportunities link on the Town of Naples website which can be found at and/or by calling Derik Goodine, Naples Town Manager at 207693-6364. Applications and/or resumes should be submitted to the Town Manager by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Applicants should send or drop off applications or resumes at the Naples Town Office, PO Box 1757, 15 Village Green Lane, Naples ME 04055, or they may be e-mailed to For mailed or dropped off applications and/or resumes, applicant shall seal it in an envelope and clearly mark it “ACO Position.” For e-mailed applications, “ACO Position” should be put in the subject line. EOE

Per Diem — 32 hours, four-day work week Tues., Thurs., Sat., Sun. — 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apartment available. $695 month & security deposit. Includes heat. 1-year lease. No smoking. No pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf18

Our business is “picking up” Weekly & one-time pick ups BARNS, BASEMENTS, ATTICS & WHOLE HOUSE CLEANOUTS


Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion

US • German • Japanese Buy • Sell • Trade



Sweden Trading Post


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

Will Travel


• Good Selection of Costume Jewelry & Silver • Vintage Clothing • Sports Cards • Comic Books, Life Magazine & More • Old Tools DRYING • Antique Showcases – RACKS – 5 Sizes 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)

Paying TOP DOLLAR for Junk Cars







Looking for a full-time

HVAC Technician

MUST WORK WEEKENDS. Bucket loader experience helpful. Must be able to lift 50–75 pounds.

experienced in the Installation and Servicing of Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Gas Heating Systems.

Pick up applications at: Casco/Naples Bulky Waste 449 Leach Hill Road Casco, Maine

Please call Brian at 650-4078.

per cord

— MINIMUM 2 CORDS FOR DELIVERY — Call 925-1138 or check us out on the web at


Western Maine Timberlands Inc.

Apple Pickers Wanted • Tree Removal • House Lot Clearing • Pruning • Brush Mowing

Apple picking involves working from ladder, carrying weight. $10.00 per hr.



SWEDEN, MAINE Call 647-9419 for info., application, or e-mail

• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood


Motivated, energetic people sought. Seasonal thru October.

25 Years Experience � Fully Insured

Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce


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: 4T33CD


103 North Bridgton Road

No. Bridgton, ME 04057

207-595-8741 or 207-647-2555

Green Assorted Hardwoods Loose Thrown Firewood Cut, Split and Delivered • State-Certified Let us help keep you warm.

200.00 per cord


Price subject to change.



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



at Ronald St. John VFW Post 176 Waterford Rd., Harrison To benefit the Post’s Building Fund. Tables for rent at $10 each and donations of items to sell are being accepted. For more information call Cecil at 557-2621 33,35

HARRISON — 2-3-bedroom mobile home, country setting, $550 month plus utilities. First, last & security required. No pets, no smoking. Call 583-4740, leave message. 4t34



Yard Attendant




FIREWOOD — Delivered in halfSEEKING BOOTH — operators. cord loads. Call Ron between 4 p.m. 18t27x Established clientele preferred. and 8 p.m. 595-8359. Large open salon in heavy traffic SEASONED FIREWOOD — center. Inquire at Shear Techniques Cut, split & delivered. $235 a cord. in Naples. Ask for Amy. 693- Call Jack at 207-647-8146. 14t31x 3052. 4t33



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.

JOBS JOBS JOBS — Flaggers, general laborers needed. Must have own transportation & license. For more info call: 772-6060 Portland, 225-5627 Turner. EOE 4t35x





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

207.252.9821 Driveways • Parking Lots Recycled Asphalt Patch Work • Sealcoating Rubberized Crack Filling

We match Price with Quality!

Owner – Joe Sparks TF34CD

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



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NAPLES/BRANDY POND — 2bedroom furnished home. Oil heat, large yard, available now through April. $650 monthly, plus utilities. Sorry, no pets, no smoking. Security deposit & references required. Home phone 207-693-3338, cell phone 207-653-6336. 2t35

YARD/GARAGE SALE — 9-1 Sat., Aug. 31, 16 Eastman Hill Rd., Center Lovell (near Rte. 5). Vintage items, china, antiques, household, books, lamps, some furniture, fabric, apartment stove, broad assortment. 1t35x

WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom house, carpeted, 2 baths, small loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No smoking. No pets. Quiet location. $780 per month. 787-2121. 4t32x

MOVING SALE — 321 Heath Rd., Casco (off 121), Aug. 31, Sept. 1 & 2, 8 to 4. Lots of homefurnishings, some appliances and more. 1t35x

DOWNTOWN HARRISON — 2-bedroom, 1st floor apartment. 1,200 square feet. No smokers, pets considered. No Section 8. $725 month plus utilities. Call 332-0060. tf33

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. for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21. tf3

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

UPSCALE YARD SALE — treasures. Saturday, Aug. 31, 9-2. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 1. Furniture, vintage finds, linens, antiques. 28 Town Farm Road, Harrison. 1t35x


YARD SALE — Harrison, 21 Dawes Hill Rd. Friday & Saturday, HEAP HAULERS — Towing Sept. 6 & 7, 8 a.m. Furniture, service. Cash paid for junk cars. dishes, upholstery, fabrics & Call 655-5963. tf12 supplies. Everything must go. 1t35 LOOKING FOR HOUSES — TENT SALE — Flowerbed Farm, or camps to paint for 2013 season. 428 Main St., Bridgton. SummerFully insured, free estimates. end clearance. Thurs.-Sat. only, 10 Dirigo Custom Painting, 743- to 5. 595-3922. 1t35 9889. 4t32x GARAGE SALE — Large variety. RON PERRY CARPENTRY — Saturdays and Labor Day at 9 a.m., Renovations and new construction. 12 Mt. Henry Rd., Bridgton. FMI 35 years of experience, no job too call 647-8210. 3t34 small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 4t35x ESTATE SALE — Rain or shine, 978-502-7658. at 161 Harrison Rd., Bridgton. BLH ROOFING & PAINTING Saturday & Sunday, 8/31 & 9/1, 9— New roofs/repairs. Shingle, 5. Furniture, appliances, household metal, rubber. Residential/ goods, etc. 1t35 commercial. Exterior painting. 23 years experience. Fully insured. MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE 207-232-5138. Bryan 8t35x — Watercraft, photography equipment & more. Friday & AIRPORT CAR EXPRESS Saturday, Aug. 30 & 31, 9-3, 23 – Luxury sedan or minivan New Colonial Drive (off Rte. 302), transportation to and from regional Bridgton. 1t35x airports, bus and train stations. 24 hr. operation with advance YARD SALE — Saturday reservation. Major credit cards & Sunday, 8/24 & 8/25, 10accepted. Child or booster seat 6; and 8/31 & 9/1, 10-6. 261 upon request. 207-893-8294. Dawes Hill Road, Harrison. Old furniture, household items. Lots of 26t32x miscellaneous items. 2t34 DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49


GENTLY USED — children’s books needed for Bridgton Literacy Taskforce giveaways. Drop off at 3 Pleasant Street or call Bill for free pickup 647-5209. tf21

GIGANTIC 3-FAMILY — yard sale, like-new items. Furniture, household items, clothes, etc. 16 Plains Rd., Harrison, 5 min. from Crystal Lake. 5 min. from Norway Lake. 8-2. Rain date 9/7. 1t35x YARD SALE — 10 Hemlock Road, Center Lovell. Sat., Aug. 31 & Sun., Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everything must go. Lots of tools, books, household items, etc. It’s clean out time. 1t35x

YARD SALE — Items: toys, household items, tools, household, MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE furniture, clothing. Sat., 7-5 & — Saturday only August 31st, 9 Sun., 7-4. Bridgton, Rte. 93, 633 1t35x a.m. to 1 p.m. at Country Village Sweden Rd. Assisted Living, 960 Meadow COMMUNITY FLEA Road (Route 121), Casco, ME. MARKET — Fryeburg Sports equipment, nice clothing, Fairgrounds, Sundays 7 a.m. - 2 antiques, and much, much more. p.m. June 30-Sept. 1. Expo 1 and Rain dates is Sunday, Sept. 1. outside. Vendor space available. 1t35x Info 603-662-3147. 10t26x LAST YARD SALE — of the summer. Lots of furniture and stuff for everyone. 8/31, 9/1, 9-5, 240 North High St., Bridgton. 1t35


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About insurance

By Robert Fogg Guest Writer Tree work can be a dangerous task. When cutting a tree near a building (or anywhere for that matter), the list of things that can go wrong is endless. If you need tree work done near your home, and you are not trained to do it yourself, you should consider hiring a competent licensed arborist to do the work. But, if you do, be careful not to open yourself up to any liability for injured workers by hiring an uninsured provider. Many tree service providers advertise “Fully Insured,” but do not carry Workman’s Compensation Insurance (Workman’s Comp). If a worker is injured (or worse) on your property, he/she (or their family) is likely to seek compensation from you. To be sure that your tree service provider is covered by Workman’s Comp, ask them to have their insurance company issue you a “Certificate of Insurance” that includes Workman’s Comp. Once you have this certificate, straight from the insurance company, if the tree company or individual cancels their insurance, you will be notified. Allowing any provider that cannot produce this insurance certificate to work on your property could put your assets at risk. Workman’s Compensation is very expensive, so some providers try to save money by not carrying it. If a company has no employees, they are not required by law to carry Workman’s Comp. However, the fact still remains that if the owner of the company gets hurt on your property, without any means to pay his/her medical bills and/or lost wages, he/she is likely to seek compensation from you. So, again, even though Workman’s Comp will add cost to the job, it’s worth paying a little more for the protection provided. And, if you decide to tackle those trees yourself, please be careful. Robert Fogg is general manager of Naples-based QTeam Tree Service and is a Licensed Arborist. You can contact him at

Tragedy brings rail safety focus

(Continued from Page D) to take a hard look at our energy future. The fuel that exploded was crude oil extracted from shale deposits in North Dakota. In recent years, the amount of crude oil transported through Maine to Canada has skyrocketed. Last March, it was 30,000 barrels a day — just a year before it was 2,000. Whether transported by rail, truck or pipeline, these materials pose significant risks that will only worsen as fossil fuels become harder to extract and transport. We need to continue investing in renewable energy sources that are safer for people and the environment. I have always been a proponent of rail and continue to be so. Rail lines offer critical links for the Maine economy. We just need to make sure that those lines are as safe as possible for all the communities they pass through. I will continue to look for ways to make sure the risks of this increased traffic through our state are fully understood and accounted for.


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Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator

Reducing the threat of Lyme

Summer in Maine provides the ideal time to take part in the countless outdoor activities our state has to offer. From extensive wildlife paths, to miles of hiking trails, to simply playing in the backyard, Maine has an endless supply of opportunities to allow natives and visitors alike to connect with nature.   The sharp rise of Lyme disease cases in the state, however, threatens to spoil the enjoyment that comes from being outside. More troubling is the fact that a recent report from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that instances of Lyme disease have been vastly underreported, making Lyme disease a larger public health threat than was previously known. Fortunately, by making only a few minor changes to one’s routine, the chances of contracting this disease can be significantly lowered.  Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium carried by infected deer ticks, a type of tick that is often not much bigger than the head of a pin. First discovered in Connecticut in 1975, Lyme disease has since spread to all 48 contiguous states and Alaska, although it is most commonly found in the Northeast and the upper Midwest. The most visible symptom of Lyme disease is a ring-shaped, “bull’s eye” rash that appears on approximately 80% of patients. Other, less noticeable manifestations of Lyme disease include “flu-like” symptoms such as fever, chills, fatigue, headaches and body aches. If allowed to progress, the disease can result in joint pain, neurological problems and even partial paralysis. While Lyme disease is most prevalent in southern Maine, cases of Lyme disease have been reported in all 16 counties. In the past decade, the number of reported infections has increased more than fivefold, from 175 cases in 2003 to 1,111 in 2012. The recent CDC report, however, estimates that only one in ten cases of Lyme disease is properly documented. It is clear that Lyme disease is more widespread than once thought. Maine citizens, particularly those who spend time outdoors, can take actions to substantially reduce the risk posed by Lyme disease. To prevent bites from Lyme-carrying deer ticks, individuals should wear enclosed shoes and light-colored clothing that makes spotting ticks easier. In addition, individuals should use insect repellant before going outside and do a full-body tick check at the end of each day. Even if one is bitten by a deer tick, it is important to remember that not all ticks carry the infection, and it usually takes at least 36 hours for an infected tick to transmit the disease after attaching. Nevertheless, whether an attached tick is seen or not, it is important to monitor oneself for symptoms of Lyme disease, as it is easier to treat if diagnosed in its early stages. A doctor can confirm the presence of the disease and treat it effectively through a course of antibiotics if diagnosed promptly. While there is much individuals can do to prevent Lyme disease, the federal government can assume a more active role in combating this disease. In May, I joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take every step necessary to address a shortage of Doxycycline, a drug used in the treatment of Lyme disease. The issue of drug shortages has been a longtime concern of both Senator Klobuchar and mine, which is why we included a bipartisan agreement in last year’s Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act requiring prescription drug manufacturers to report any incident that would result in a drug supply disruption. These provisions have helped to address shortages of a number of drugs, including Doxycycline, which, according to the CDC, is now available from most manufacturers. In response to the CDC’s report regarding the upwardly revised estimate of Lyme disease cases, Senator Klobuchar and I wrote a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging that her Department institute procedures to expand, intensify, and coordinate efforts to ensure that the public, health care providers, educators, and others are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of this disease. If caught and treated early on, Lyme disease often poses no long-term threat to individuals’ health. The increasing prevalence in the State of Maine and the rest of the country, however, suggest that individuals, the community, and the government can work more closely together to reduce the rate of infections. If proper precautions are taken, there is no reason why Lyme disease should detract in any way from our enjoyment of the Maine outdoors.


(Continued from Page D) shows off to the rest of our great country and the world that Maine (especially western Maine!) is a great place to live, work and play! Theresa Peavey Bridgton

Typical commie

To The Editor: Henry Precht is your typical communist Democrat that thinks socialism is the answer to all the ills of the world. In his column about Detroit and all its failed social policies, his answer to their problems is more socialism in that he wants more taxes (he didn’t say taxes, he just put a nice name on it and called it raising funds) and he blames the nasty Republicans for keeping this from happening. He failed to mention that the Democrats have been in total control of Detroit and have been implementing their socialist policies for over 30 years. The fact is, the Republicans

are the only thing keeping us from becoming a totally communist nation (and even some of the Republicans, like John McCain, I have my doubts about) and if people like Henry Precht had their way all of America would look like Detroit. One of the biggest problems with Detroit is unions and here is an example of the problems they create. I was listening to talk radio a while back and the premise of the show was who had the easiest, highest paying job. A man from Detroit called in and said his job was to use a template to check the bolt patterns on the end of bell housings to make sure they were properly aligned. The man claimed it took him 15 minutes to check enough bell housings to last the assembly line for an hour, which meant he had 45 minutes out of every hour to hang around goofing off; he also claimed that he made seventy-five dollars an hour. This is typical of many unions, whether they are government or private sector where the pay and benefits are overly exorbitant in comparison to the services rendered. There is no way we can LETTERS, Page D

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Mark P. Batchelder

Edward L. Toothaker

Mary L. Ryder

CITRUS SPRINGS, FLA. — Mark P. Batchelder, 59 of Citrus Springs, Fla. died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. He was born in Portland on Friday, Nov. 13, 1953 to Admont F. and Priscilla (Palmer) Batchelder. Mark was a manager for N.T. Fox Lumber Company in Bridgton, prior to moving to this area. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Admont F. Batchelder; and stepfather, Montville “Monte” E. Peck Jr. Survivors include his mother, Priscilla Peck of Citrus Springs, Fla.; brother, Don Batchelder of Deltona, Fla.; a nephew and a niece. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Fero Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home (

LEWISTON — Edward Lamont Toothaker, 73, of Fryeburg, died Saturday evening, Aug. 24, 2013 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with his family at his side. He was born Sept. 10, 1939, at Coles Nursing Home in Dixfield, a son of Lamont and Ruth Clemens Toothaker. Edward attended the Weld Grammar School, leaving school to work in the woods with his father. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and liked to camp at Tumbledown Mountain. He made his home with his mother in Weld and was often seen walking to the Phillips Road, going to the Weld General Store. He had most recently made his home at the Fryeburg Health Center, where he enjoyed playing bingo, listening to country music and watching old western movies. He is survived by his brothers, Garfield of Gorham and Richard of Weld; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; an infant sister; and a halfsister, Doris Waterhouse. Condolences, tributes and a memorial video may be shared on his memorial wall at Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High Street, Wilton with Rev. Lloyd Waterhouse officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the center, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at the Robertson Cemetery in Weld. The family suggests that those who desire consider memorial gifts to the Weld Congregational Church Ladies, Weld, ME 04285.

TEMPLE — Mary L. Ryder, 73, of Temple, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, after losing a courageous battle with cancer. She passed with her loving family at her side. Mary was born in Wilton on May 5, 1940, the daughter of Alden “Mike” Smith and Florence (Tracy) Smith. She was educated in Wilton schools, graduating from Wilton Academy in 1958. After graduation, she moved to southern Maine and spent five years working as a Title 1 teacher’s aide. She returned to the Farmington area in 1978. She was employed at G.H. Bass for six years, then she worked at Property Appraisal Services for 24 years; during that time she trained to be a property appraiser. She then moved on to open her own appraisal company, Franklin County Appraisals, retiring in 2013. Mary spent many hours of her free time volunteering at the Farmington Ski Club. She enjoyed being a ski school instructor and member of the board of directors. Mary also enjoyed helping in her grandchildren’s classrooms. Mary could always be found helping others as a member of the American Legion and Emblem Club. Mary is survived by her husband of 33 years, Roger Ryder; daughters, Melissa (Ryder) Jones of Wilton and Deborah (Corson) Stebbins of Gray; son, Michael Corson of Casco; her brother, George Smith; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and three nephews and two nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Florence Smith; a sister, Barbara Phillips; and a grandson. Condolences may be sent for the family at Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court Street, Farmington. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary L. Ryder Ski School Scholarship Fund. Send to Titcomb Ski Club Education Foundation, P.O. Box 43, Farmington, ME 04938.

William H. O’Connor Jr. GORHAM — William Hubert O’Connor Jr., 66, of Gorham, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. He was born in Boston, Mass., a son of William Hubert and Mary Agnes Nicholson O’Connor. William was a 1965 graduate of St. John’s Preparatory High School in Danvers, Mass. and a 1969 graduate of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. William served with the Air Force in both Japan and in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. On July 18, 1970, he married the former Mary Jo Trainor in Newburyport, Mass. For the past 27 years, William has been employed with LePage Bakery of Auburn as a distribution manager. William most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a passionate baseball fan, who loved the Boston Red Sox and was a season ticket holder of the Portland Sea Dogs. He enjoyed skiing and the spending time outdoors. He was a naturalist and avid bird watcher. Though not born in Maine, he was proud to call it home. William was predeceased by his parents in 1988; and a brother, Richard F. O’Connor, in 1995. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Jo O’Connor of Gorham; a son, William H. O’Connor III of Bridgton; a daughter, Mary Kathleen “Kate” O’Connor of Yarmouth; and son, Mark H. O’Connor of Harrison; a brother, Robert J. O’Connor of Raleigh, N.C.; and four treasured grandchildren. Visiting hours were held on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at ConroyTully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers were recited Tuesday followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, corner of Broadway and Cottage Roads, South Portland. Burial followed in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at

Anne L. Knight NAPLES — Anne Louise (Cutler) Knight, 72, beloved wife, devoted mother, and proud grandmother, died on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. She was born in Berlin, N.H. on Dec. 10, 1940, the daughter of James P. and Alma (Bolduc) Cutler. On July 12, 1969, she married Robert Knight, who survives her. Anne taught English for many years in Enfield, Conn., Arlington, Mass. and at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass., and served as head of the guidance department there for 17 years. In addition to her husband, she leaves two sons, Adam of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jason; four grandchildren; a brother, Timothy P. of Rochester, N.Y.; a dear lifelong friend and confidante, Jan Caserio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her parents, a brother, James G., and a nephew, Jay M. Cutler. Anne’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Michael’s Church on North Maple Street. Preceding the Mass, a time of visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Forastiere-Smith Funeral Home, North Main Street, in East Longmeadow, Mass. and at the church for an hour preceding the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04210, or to The Preble Street Shelter, 18 Portland Street, P.O. Box 1659. Portland, ME 04104. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

Benjamin F. Jehn


OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Benjamin Franklin Jehn, 80, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his home. He was born on July 12, 1933 in Grayling, Mich., the son of Leona (Markby) and Harold Jehn. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 20 years, retiring in 1972 at the rank of Master Sergeant. He served in the SAC (Strategic Air Command) for 18 of his 20 years of service. Ben’s travels in the military convinced him Maine was one of the most beautiful places on Earth and he decided to make it his home and raise his family. After retiring, he owned Ben’s Market on Pool Street in Biddeford and then settled in Old Orchard Beach. Ben was kindhearted and loved engaging in talk of sports, history and human achievement. He was an avid reader and a man of ritual. His visits to Dyer Library in Saco, walks in Laurel Hill Cemetery, nightly Red Sox games and weekly visits to family were standard in his life. Ben is survived by his former wife, Nettie Jehn of Limerick; brother, Elton Jehn of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Marsha Jehn of Escondido, Calif., Mariam Jehn of Old Orchard Beach and Elizabeth Carroll of Limerick; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren including Jaden and Gavin of Bridgton. Visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 26 at Old Orchard Beach Funeral Home at 36 Portland Avenue, Old Orchard Beach. A memorial service was held on Providing Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Chapel in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 293 Beach companionship, respite Street, Saco. Condolences can be care, home care and sent to Memorial contributions may transportation. be made in Ben’s name to: Dyer 647-2149 Library/Museum, 317 Main St., Saco, ME 04072.

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Charles T. Williams SOUTH PARIS — Charles Truman Williams, 93, of Norway, died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at the Maine Veterans’ Home. He was born on July 26, 1920, in Pepperell, Mass., to Mable (Cook) and J. Orin Williams Jr. He attended Pepperell schools and was a graduate of Lowell Trade School. Truman married Dorothy E. Brewer of Nashua, N.H. on Dec. 26, 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943, later serving in the occupations forces with the 1st Calvary in Japan. He worked for Bemis Brothers Bag Co. and for many years and was employed as vice president of sales for Chandler Machine Co. of Ayer, Mass. Truman loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. His special joy was his great-grandchildren. He was an excellent carpenter and built and renovated a number of houses. He is survived by a daughter, Judith Haynes of Waterford; a son, Barry Williams, of Leominster, Mass.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years in 2001; and his sister, Virginia Manning, of Pepperell and Mission, Texas. Memorial Services were held Monday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 205 Main Street, Norway. Arrangements are under the direction of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

Dorothy Shorey HIRAM — Dorothy Dondero Shorey, 92, of Hiram, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, after suffering a massive heart attack. She was born on Nov. 18, 1921, to Joseph and Edith (Hollis) Dondero. She was born at home, went to a one-room schoolhouse across the street, graduated from Rockland, Mass. High School and Wheelock College (1943), and taught school in Norwell, Milton, Hanson and Hanover. She married Philip Shorey in 1946 and lived in Hanover, Mass. since 1952, becoming involved in teaching Sunday school as well as being a first grade substitute. She had a loving and patient spirit and a kind and flawless memory. She loved Barker Pond in Hiram, children, animals and people. Her childhood nickname was “Ding” or “Little Dottie” after her father, Joe “Ding.” At Barker Pond, she was known as Grammy Dottie to all the children and friends who visited. She was an avid knitter, knitting baby hats, bibs, sweaters, blankets and scarves. She made her own greeting cards and wrote countless notes and letters, never forgetting a birthday or anniversary. Tell her your birthday and she would never forget it. She knew all of her friends’ children’s names, as well! Every gift or purchase had a named attached to it. She had been coming to Maine to the family camp since 1944, first at vacation time and then as a five-month seasonal resident after Philip retired. She was a member of the Hiram Knotty Knitters group, Hiram Historical Society and the Bridgton Hospital Guild. She was predeceased by her son, Jon, in 1992. She is survived by her husband, Philip; daughter, Donna Roine and husband Kenneth of Rockland, Mass.; son, Ronald and his wife Kathi of Sweden; four grandchildren, Anna and Erik Roine, Katelyn and Adam Shorey; and special friend, Mary Wall, who always called her “Mom” and her husband Wally of Arlington, Va. and Martha’s Vineyard. Burial services will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Magoon in Rockland, Mass. A special ice cream social will be held at the family camp on Barker Pond in Hiram at a later date.

Paul W. Stanton BLACKSTOCK, S.C. — Paul Wade Stanton, 56, of Blackstock, So. Carolina, was added to the book of life because of a tragic car accident. He now joins his true love, Betty Jean Stanton, our guardian angel, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Our father was born in Bridgton, Maine, July 24, 1957, the son of Clyde Stanton and Ruby McLaren. He had five siblings, Clyde Leslie Stanton, Donna Cash, Martha Storey, Bruce and Mathew Stanton. He was predeceased by father Clyde, mother Ruby, wife Betty, and sister Martha. He attended school at Oxford Hills. The summer of 1974 he found his soul mate, Betty Jean, that is when they started their journey together. He had three children, Paul Stanton II, Krystal Johnson, and Kerri McQuaide; five grandchildren, Amber and Mackenzie McQuaide (Kerri’s two daughters), Paul W. Stanton III and Lariah Stanton (his son Paul’s two children), and last, but not least, Iver Paul Johnson (Krystal and Josh’s baby boy). He worked for Lucas Tree Experts 20 plus years, achieving many awards for his hard work and dedication. He spent most of his life living in Maine and N.H., enjoying the great outdoors with his family — camping trips, fishing and boating, and riding his Harley. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying everything God created. He was such a great guy. He would do anything for anyone. Carefree and fun-loving. He had a huge heart! He and his wife moved to So. Carolina in 2007, and spent the rest of their years there. God granted him the gift to give, which he lived by. He was a believer in the Lord, guided by his wife Betty, mother Ruby and stepfather Gordon McLaren. There was a small memorial service in Blackstock, So. Carolina at his home. There will be a graveside service at Woodland Cemetery on Hobb’s Street in Effingham, N.H., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Paul will be buried next to his wife, Betty. Both such beautiful people. They are now our guardian angels, looking over us from heaven and will be forever missed.

Charles H. Adams Jr. BRIDGTON — Charles Harry Adams Jr., 71, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a short bout with stomach cancer. He was born on Sept. 28, 1941, the third child, second son of Charles H. Adams Sr. and Ferne Whitlock Adams. He attended local elementary schools and after attending Casco High School for a short time at the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving a four-year enlistment. Entering boot camp he was a 97-lb. weakling almost; but came out six inches taller and 60 lbs. heavier. While in the service he received his GED. After his service years he became a painter and spent the next 50 years doing so. After an automobile accident in 1963, which left the fingers on his left hand permanently crooked, this disability did not interfere with his ability to pitch softball, winning a state championship in 1984, nor with swinging a golf club, or wielding his paint brush. This accident resulted in his being called “The Hammer.” Oh, but he really loathed shopping. He was a member of the American Legon Post #155, of Naples from 1980 –2013. Charles was predeceased by his father, Charles H. Adams Sr. and five brothers: Austin, Billy, Michael, George and Richard. He is survived by his mother Ferne; three sisters, Sally Wentworth and husband Nelson of Lisbon Falls, Elizabeth Chute and husband Larry of Casco, Charlotte-Anne and companion Calvin Nicholus of Sebago; three brothers, John of Naples, Fred and wife Dusty of Naples, and Steven and companion Ann of Windham; daughter Emily Nikline and husband Darrin, and daughter Ellie-Piper of Maples Valley, Wash.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends. He will be sadly missed by everyone. Funeral arrangements are made by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Edes Falls Cemetery in Naples, with a gathering to follow at the American Legion Hall on Rte. 11 in Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Maine Medical Center, P3CD Unit, in care of the Development Office, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102, or to the Jimmy Fund. A special thank you goes to the doctors, nurses and CNAs of the P3CD unit.

Robert A. King Robert Allan “Bo” King, 69 formerly of Walpole, Mass. and Sebago, Maine, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, surrounded by loved ones. Bo leaves behind his loving wife Donna F. (Aker) King, his son Michael and wife Kelly (Kelleher) King of Plymouth, Mass., his daughter Katie and her husband Daniel Stelmach of Grafton, Mass., 4 grandchildren, Maeve and Finnian King, and Sean and Brendan Stelmach. He also leaves behind a brother Todd and wife Margaret King of Bonita Springs, Fla., sister Lois and husband Craig Jennings (deceased) of Walpole, Mass., and sister Alma and husband Richard Dempsey of Portsmouth, R.I., along with a very large extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews. Born to Thomas S. and Alma E. (Blois) King (both deceased) of Hyde Park, Bo graduated from Roslindale High School with the class of 1962 along with his future wife Donna. Bo played three years of varsity hockey and was selected as a city of Boston “All Scholastic.” He attended Northeastern University for his undergraduate studies, spent six years in the U.S. Army Reserves, and received his MBA from Suffolk University in 1978. Bo started his career as a sales rep for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals (a division of Colgate Palmolive), and would spend the next 33 years growing their brand and climbing the corporate ladder. He would retire in 2000 as the Director of International Business Development, receiving numerous accolades and awards along the way, including the company’s prestigious “President’s Award.” “Uncle Bo,” as he was known by the extended family, and “Pabo,” as the grandkids called him, had numerous interests including hockey, golf, fishing, running, hiking/walking, painting and boating, but his favorite thing was being there to help, support, advise or entertain his family and the people around him. He was tireless in his efforts to “give more than expected” as he would frequently say to those seeking advice, and he lived every day to the fullest. His greatest love was his family. The dedication and devotion he showed towards them, along with the personal sacrifices he made for them, made him the greatest husband, father, grandfather, brother or uncle anyone could ever have. Words can’t explain how much he will be missed by all those that had the privilege of knowing him. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial that was celebrated in Saint Timothy’s Church, Nichols Street, Norwood, Mass., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Visiting hours were held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole, Mass. Interment was in the Highland Cemetery, Norwood, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


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(Continued from Page D) bail out Detroit because the federal government would have to borrow the money to do it and our debt is already too high, plus it would set a precedent and then we would have to bail out most of communist California, where a lot of the cities there are in the same boat as Detroit. His answer of making the bond holders foot the bill is only a short-term fix since I do not think they will be able to sell any more bonds after leaving the bond holders with the bill, as soon as that money is gone they will be right back in the same fix unless they do some sort of actual reform. The answer is not more socialism, the answer is to let them fail; make them do the difficult things they need to do to bring government spending under control. We need to make them stop making promises that they know they cannot afford to keep. As to Mr. Precht’s lament about the middle class leaving Detroit, I invite him to begin to rectify the situation and lead by example, move to Detroit where the crime rate is one of the highest in the country and by all means feel free to hand all your money over to their socialist A BOOK AT THE BEACH is still one of the many favorite activities for vacationers who visited Sebago Lake State Park day use area this month. city government. (De Busk Photo) Roger Hale Predicted temperatures in the low 80s promise to send lots of people to the beach during Labor Day weekend. Naples When he said we don’t need efit by having more power them. Most sites have a 20 area to be used to spruce up the board should remember you here and you should go to be able to run their air amp service, and are running the sites, which is an annual that they are representing home, I decided this was the conditioners, cook their toast two refrigerators, one inside job. This should be done by the townspeople and not the time to listen. As the meeting in two minutes rather than and one on their deck, a fan to the town to keep the camp campers in the operation and To The Editor: the financial aspects of this I have waited several went on, I got the impression 15 minutes, they wouldn’t cool, microwave, toaster, hair looking good. I would like to point campground. I also think that weeks to respond to the meet- that we are doing the same burn out their microwaves dryer, blender, electric fry pan ing with the Bridgton Board thing as last year — that the and their refrigerators, and and television — don’t forget out that this campground is a board member camping at of Selectmen in reference to campers are telling the board most important, their convert- the computer. No wonder the owned by the town and its Salmon Point should excuse ers. The reason some people power is low and the wires residents. We have a size- himself at the board table and Salmon Point Campground. how to run things. The town manager said that don’t want their own power are hot. able investment here and we go sit in the audience while I came to this meeting with The bridge, is it really should not be subsidizing any discussion is going on, all intentions of giving the putting electricity at each site is because they are overusboard the information they would not have a payback, ing the town’s power. The needed or can it be removed campers, who lease a spot whether it is a formal meeting requested on operating a but our electricity runs around town pays four times as much and a footbridge be installed there. I don’t have a prob- or a workshop meeting. lem listening to them tellGerald M. Doucette Jr. campground. As I spoke, one $11,000 per season. Whether as a residential GS1 service in its place? The town needs to stock- ing about things that should Lakeside Pines person kept interrupting me it has a payback or not, most and the campers pay $50 per Campground and anybody else who spoke. of the campers would ben- season, pretty good deal for pile good fill in the storage be corrected or repaired, but

Town camp

Back in the Day: 71 years ago in Bridgton

(Continued from Page D) is uncertain. Some of these trust funds, such as the Winburn M. Staples special fund, is invested in the stock of the Casco Bank and Trust Co. the proceeds of which are earmarked for the worthy poor. The Augustus H. Walker Fund, of $12,851.53, was not received until after the books closed last year, and is not included in the total given

above. News item excerpt: Fifty per cent cut in gas and what it means. The one-third cut in deliveries now operative can perhaps handle the situation. A fifty percent cut in deliveries — which seems soon in prospect — means rationing unless gross inequalities are to prevail. Commercial activities and defense workers must be kept rolling. This means some users must receive 75 to

100 percent of their ordinary supplies cut to 25 percent of their normal use where they cannot demonstrate a defense need. The average car uses 55 gallons a month, which would mean on this basis approximately 15 gallons a month. This was the basis of the original Henderson suggestion of three or four gallons a week. Maine has overall allocations of gasoline based on a tremendous quantity of

gas used by tourists during the summer months. Local note: Harrison is very proud to report that it has gone “over the top” in the Red Cross Drive for $760, which was a very large sum for a small town. The Red Cross wishes to thank the solicitors and townspeople who so generously gave their time and money for this grand project. Local note: Some weeks ago, a story appeared in these columns regarding the registration centers for the War Ration Books, which will contain the stamps, which will be required when purchasing sugar; and last week another story gave more information about the plan. This week, the NEWS has

received additional information and has also learned of certain changes in the registration centers therefore the public would do well to read the following paragraphs. All sugar sales to consumers in the United States will be halted at midnight, April 27, to be resumed about May 5. In the meantime, the national registration will get underway, commencing Monday, May 4, and continuing through Thursday, May 7. This is to be done through the schools, and in the Bridgton, Naples and Harrison Union, the hours will be from 4:00 to 9:00 in the afternoon and evening of each day. Every member of a family unit must have a War Ration Book, but application must be made

by one, and only one, adult member of the family unit. The annual meeting of the Bridgton Historical Society will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the museum on Gibbs Avenue. Refreshments will be served. We’re eager to help with your genealogical and scholarly research questions, even if you cannot visit us in person. If your question requires just a few minutes to answer, and the reply can be an e-mail or a few photocopied pages, there is no charge for this service (although donations are always welcome!) More time-consuming projects will be handled for $25 per hour, one-hour minimum. E-mail the Historical Society at

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Anthem deal is ‘narrow-minded’

(Continued from Page D) by your side. You will no longer be able to receive physical therapy, mental health services, prescription assistance, diabetic education, foot care and cancer treatments at your local hospital in your community. You will no longer have access to specialty-care services that come to the local hospital to take care of your health care needs such as pul-

monary medicine, orthopedic services, cardiology, just to name a few. If you rely on local providers to provide care for substance abuse through our Suboxone Program, you will be forced to travel for treatment increasing the risk for relapse. In some cases, you may no longer have an option for health care at all. If Anthem and Maine

Health are successful, it could cost you or your family your job if we are forced to downsize our services. If Anthem and Maine Health are successful, our local economy could collapse. If this plan is successful, it undermines the years of work that many agencies — funded by the state of Maine — tried to accomplish. These agencies such as

Androscoggin Home Health and Maine Quality Counts are trying to encourage providers, hospitals and patients to be accountable for their care, which will improve the quality of the care received, provide care close to home or within the provider’s office which reduces cost and increases compliance, and promotes better health of our patients. Healthier patients decrease

the cost of insurance premiums and heath care in general — this plan does not. Their plan monopolizes health care in the state of Maine and eliminates competition. Competition helps keep costs down. Are they afraid? We need your support to keep western, southern and downeast Maine viable communities that continue to serve your health care needs. Please speak up and write

a letter to your congressman or join us in putting a stop to this nonsense. Stand up for your right to choose your health care provider by attending a community forum tonight, Thursday, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m., at Kirk Hall at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Feel free to call me at 9353383 if you have additional questions. Together, we can make a difference.

Precht: Egypt in crisis thereby compromised. I suspect that many secular intellectuals object strongly to the massacres inflicted by the Army/police and will drop out as did Nobel Prize winner ElBaradei. They are essential, however, to give the Army a civilian cover. U.S. Influence. In brief, not what it used to be and even that wasn’t all that much. In earlier times, the United States would try to persuade the Egyptian government to take steps that we deemed necessary and sensible — end subsidies on basic foods, for example; they would never do so if their immediate survival was considered at risk. They would quietly facilitate military cooperation but would not permit, say, establishing a public base. The sanctions of suspending military assistance are unlikely to produce the intended results. They will be seen, instead, as harming the Egyptian nation, not its mili-

tary leaders. Just as in Iran, sanctions, threats and lectures by Americans and other outsiders only lead the citizenry to hunker down and draw closer together. Deceit and Distortions. The Army now maintains total control of the national media; it fully manipulates film and approves patently false assertions (Obama’s half brother funds the MB). Anyone in the pro-Morsi MB is labeled ”terrorist.” Were the economic troubles of President Morsi perhaps manipulated? In the days after his removal, gas lines disappeared, electricity cuts ended and police protection resumed. One eternal truth. America can prod and suggest, but only Egyptians can decide their future. With humility, we should stand by our traditional principles without vainly seeking short-term advantage. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer who worked in Egypt.

It’s about time to impeach

(Continued from Page D) to know whether President Barack Obama had actually committed high crimes and misdemeanors. However, Senator Coburn apparently did scrape up the legal wherewithal to note that the president is “getting perilously close.” (Apparently, hallucinating more specifically, he then held a garlic bulb in front of him and said, “Back, Satan!”) Taking comfort in the knowledge that the Senator is almost on firm legal ground then, we can all sleep safe in our beds or safe under our cardboard boxes, or wherever it is we are safely sleeping in these tremendous times in this great country where everything would be perfect if not for our Constitutionhating chief executive and his unconstitutional, faking-leftand-going-right regulations. Clearly, Republicans who have listed impeachment Number One on their summer wish lists haven’t thought this thing through, because if they

successfully impeached Mr. vacation. Mike remembers town Obama then Joe Biden would be president. Joe Biden! I meeting, but they didn’t seem imagine that would be a little as exciting in those days. like Alexander Haig assuming command of the Nixon Scott Bailey White House, only with more preemptive nuclear strikes against political enemies, and definitely way more preemptive nuclear strikes against political allies. 207-615-1689 Sure, just talking about Complete residential impeachment is a lot of fun, services including: and wishing really, really hard Maintenance for our dreams to come true is Property management very American and all that, but Seasonal property even Democrats don’t want caretaking Joe Biden to be president. Renovation, consulting & Congress should probably just design quit while they’re ahead. Yeah, Decks/Patios that’s it, Congress should just Garage packages quit. Though it’s unlikely that Gutter cleaning anyone could tell the differRoof Raking ence between this particular Weather stripping Congress when it is seated Water and weather damage and the one that is still back at Communications wiring district town meeting, dreamSpring & Fall Cleanups ing its wonderful dreams of 24/7 Temperature monitoring freedom, and liberty, and a Always Free Consultations fat Koch Brothers check to Fully-Insured 10T26X buy yet another term of paid


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(Continued from Page D) to note that ousted President Morsi had to take account of the extremists to his right as well as the liberals to his left. The MB is hated and feared by the kingdoms of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates because the MB advocates democracy and the monarchies can’t abide that thought. Finally, the so-called secular liberals are equally divided. They comprise sophisticated, Westernized free-thinkers (the kind Western reporters love to interview), but also remnants of the Mubarak regime, Christians, women’s rights advocates and the monied classes. They have allied themselves with the military, in part, because they have done poorly at the polls. In the parliamentary elections their candidates gathered maybe 30% of the vote. They have been reluctant to cooperate with the MB regime, perhaps because they would be out-voted and

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