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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 39

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What to do with Memorial School?

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton town officials are edging closer to the day of decision on a master plan for redevelopment of the former Memorial School property. A public brainstorming session, or public charette similar to one held around five years ago, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9, to receive ideas on how the 4.6-acre site on Depot Street could be redeveloped to best serve the community. The session will begin with a site walk of the property at 4 p.m., followed by the charette at 5 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School. Leading the visioning session will be Anne Krieg, Bridgton’s director of planning, economic and community development, along with representatives from the Greater Portland Council of Governments and consultants Ransom Consulting and Richardson & Associates. “The options are limitless but we need a plan to get things moving,” Krieg said. “It’s important for the residents and business owners to participate in the planning process.” A second meeting has been tentatively scheduled

for Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m., during which Krieg hopes to see a master plan finally taking shape, in preparation for a town-wide vote next June. “To make this project work, we need your two cents on how the proper-

ty should be developed!” Krieg stated on the town’s website. Many in town consider the site, located near to the Bridgton Community Center and Stevens Brook Elementary School, an ideal location for some sort of community-use facility, eas-

ily accessible to downtown residents. Others have envisioned the property as quite suitable, in terms of walkability, for a senior or affordable housing complex. Still others see it as a great location for a light manufacturing or high-tech industrial development. The charette will include exercises designed to help residents think about what kinds of development are appropriate. “And yes, there will be food,” Krieg said. Krieg hopes residents in town can come to a clear consensus on a redevelopment plan over the next few months, in order to take advantage of available funding through several state and federal programs. Consultants from the Greater Portland Council of Governments gave a re-use report to Bridgton Selectmen recently that listed total conceptual costs of $548,000 to cleanup all identified sources of contamination on the site, which served as the depot terminal for the Narrow Gauge Railroad prior to the school’s construction in 1949. Interestingly, a Phase II environmental site analysis conducted in 2011 through the state’s Brownfields proSCHOOL, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen are not interested in buying the Bridgton Water District’s old pump station lot on Highland Lake. The board voted Tuesday not to bid on the small .12acre parcel, but thanked the District for notifying the town of the sale. The lot is located off North High Street, on M&M Circle, off Clearview Drive. It has an old pump station building and abuts cottages that are part of the Taylor Town development. “We no longer use this as a source of water for our customers,” and thus have

decided to sell the property, the Bridgton Water District’s Board of Trustees wrote in a letter to the town. “We felt it would be fair to notify you first.” Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said the land should generate “a decent revenue” for the district, but “We already have a beach.” He noted that the lot is only around 100 feet deep from the shoreline, and whoever purchased it would likely need to negotiate with an abutting property owner for land to site a septic system. Town tax records show the lot having 50 feet of shore frontage, with the land assessed at $95,290 and the

building at $13,570. The District is accepting sealed bids with a deadline of Oct. 8 at 5 p.m., allowing 60 days to complete the purchase. The District is reserving the right to reject any bids it does not deem appropriate. Selectman Chairman Doug Taft said he recalled that the land had a “huge boulder” in the center of the property. Selectman Ken Murphy said, “I think it would be a good taxable piece of property to sell.” Seasonal signage dispute In other action, selectmen agreed to follow up with Bridgton Arts & Crafts on their request to have their Main Street seasonal signs

reinstalled. The off-premises signs, which directed the public to its nonprofit store located on Depot Street, were removed by the town in July. Code Enforcement Officer Robbie Baker ruled that the sign was in violation of the sign ordinance, which does not allow off-premises signs. Berkowitz said he understands that Bridgton Arts & Crafts was granted a waiver for the sign by a previous Board of Selectmen on grounds that the sign was in place prior to adoption of the ordinance and thus was grandfathered. “They had the grandfathering in the past of what I DISTRICT, Page A

SCRUTINIZED AT DEPTH — Now that an environmental site analysis has identified where contamination is located at the 4.6-acre former Memorial School site, it’s time for residents to take the next step, and envision how the property could be redeveloped to best meet the needs of the community. To that end, a public charette will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School. A site walk will be held that day on the Memorial School property at 4 p.m.

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Casco tax bills on the horizon By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — For those people who dread opening that property tax bill — and, that includes just about everyone – it’s not in the mailbox yet. Casco’s property tax bills will be sent out, but, that mass mailing has been delayed by about four to six weeks, according to Town Manager Dave Morton. The reason for the tax bill postponement: The procedures necessary to complete Casco’s property revaluation are still being done, Morton

said. “We have another seven to ten days to go through (the property revaluation) hearings, and do the investigative work, and make changes or not” to any property values, he said. Vision Government Solutions, Inc. is the company that has been working on the one-year revaluation project. After valid adjustments are made to the latest property values list, Vision will wrap up by transferring the data to the town’s computer. Then, the tax bills will be passed TAX BILLS, Page A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Today and tomorrow, the United States Post Office will participate in a task considered by citizens to be less joyous than the Christmas card blitz. The local post office staff will be sorting and distributing the property tax bills of Naples residents. People should receive their property tax statements in the mail over the weekend

and through early October, according to Naples Town Clerk Judy Whynot. Property taxes are split into two payments — with the first payment due Oct. 20, she said. The tax rate has been set at $13 for the 2013–14 budget year. In other words, for every $10,000 worth of property value, the owner would pay $130. Prior to the tax bills being

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ROAD WORK SIGNS PACKED UP — Two employees from general contractor Wyman and Simpson, Inc., remove a sign warning motorists of construction along Route 302. On Tuesday morning, the warning signs were removed, signaling that the $9.5-million Bay of Naples Bridge and Causeway renovation job has come to a close. Subcontractors who worked on this project include: R.J. Grondin and Sons, Dragon Cement and Concrete, Coastal Paving, and Sabra Property Care Inc. (De Busk Photo) sent to the printers, which is During a Special Town where the tax bills were on Meeting on Sept. 19, citizens Monday, first the town had to approved transferring $45,519 NAPLES, Page A readjust its budget.

VOICE OF REASON — Mike Tarantino, who is stepping away from 16 years of active committee work on Bridgton economic issues, delivered a detailed report to selectmen Tuesday after researching the town’s taxacquired properties. (Geraghty Photo)

Tarantino resigns as CDC chairman By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer When tempers flare and reason flies out the window, Mike Tarantino can be counted on to cool things down. Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said Tuesday he has watched Tarantino be “placed in a vice” between opposing factions of local politics many times, and each time Tarantino has responded with the voice of reason. “He always approaches issues with the good of the community in mind, and what is the most judicious action to be taken,” Berkowitz said, as Tarantino’s letter of resignation from the Community Development Committee was read into the record. Tarantino, who chairs the CDC and has been actively involved in Bridgton’s economic and community development issues for 16 years, will ask for a new chairman to be elected at the next CDC meeting. He said he will stay on the committee until Jan. 1, 2014 for purposes of transition, but after that, he’ll be done. “The only reason for this decision is that it is time,” Tarantino said in his letter, read by Selectman Chairman Doug Taft. “Someone once told me that if you give of your time, you also give part of your life. If this is true then I had given about 16 years of my life,” Taft read from the letter. Tarantino, sitting as usual in the audience, listened appreciatively as selectmen, in turn, expressed their gratitude and appreciation for all of the work he’s done for the town over the years. “I’ve had the pleasure of working on two boards with this extremely talented man,” said Selectman Ken Murphy of Tarantino. Murphy said Bridgton has been TARANTINO RESIGNS, Page A

Casco Rescue acquires ATV By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — A trio of friends leave on two all-terrain vehicles with plans to take the trail system that winds through JugTown. They have a destination in mind, and are expected to be there in a few hours. They are all experienced drivers, having been raised around ATVs, and armed with the knowledge of how to operate the machines safely. Despite that, what was planned as a fun afternoon veers off track, and an accident happens. The crash transpires in a few blinks of an eye. Suddenly, one person is lying motionless in the low-lying brush and another person is pinned beneath the four-wheeler. Luckily the third person is carrying a cell phone, and the 9-1-1 call goes out. According to Casco Fire Chief Jason Moen, such inci-

dents happen six to eight times a year, and involve ATVs and snowmobiles as well as people riding horses or hiking. On the backcountry trails, emergency response time is longer because of the difficulty in getting to the injured person. “Usually, anywhere from 12 to 15 people would respond. They would either hike in or borrow someone’s ATV or snowmobile,” Moen said. Once the rescue team overcomes the challenge of getting to the scene of an accident, the next hurdle is getting the person or people out safely, and possibly to a waiting ambulance. Now, the Casco Fire and Rescue Department has an ally. Another ATV is the perfect tool to aid in those emergencies involving recreational vehicles or hikers. RESCUE, Page A

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BLT celebrates summer success

TAI CHI GIVES BACK TO DENMARK — Everyone who participated in the sixth year of Tai Chi in the Park is to be congratulated for their generosity in the usual custom of “Giving Back to Community.” This year, in a way to thank the town of Denmark for the use of the Park, Tai Chi Maine selected the Denmark Public Library as the recipient of their donations. Pictured are Brian Grennan, instructor Tai Chi Maine and Lynzee Murphy, president of the Library Board, accepting for the Denmark Public Library. Tai Chi in the Park is a relaxing, friendly and healthful discipline and we look forward to next year in the hope that more local residents will join in the practice of Moy-style Tai Chi. Tai Chi Maine continues to offer free classes throughout the winter. Classes will be at the Masonic Hall on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until Oct. 15 when Tai Chi Maine will return to the Rec Center gym at the Bridgton Town Hall on North High Street. For a detailed class schedule visit www.taichiinmaine.com

Dr. Paul joins BH medical staff Susan D. Paul, M.D., an internist, has been named to the Bridgton Hospital Medical Staff. She is practicing with Bridgton Internal Medicine. A graduate of Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio, she earned her medical degree at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She completed an internal medicine residency through the University of Tennessee Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program in Knoxville, Tenn. Prior to joining the practice, she worked as a contract physician on assignment at various health care practices throughout the United States. Paul is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She lives in Naples.

Susan D. Paul, M.D. She is practicing in association with Roger El-Hachem, M.D., Peter A. Leighton, M.D., Shayna M. Lemke, D.O., Henry J. Roy, III, M.D., Stephen M. Ward, M.D., and nurse practitioner Nancy L. Wright, D.N.P. The practice is located at 25 Hospital Drive, Suite 2, in Bridgton. Tel. 647-2311.

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Fryeburg Academy to recognize ’63 state champs What’s planned

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(Continued from Page A) According to Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine, the purpose for that reallocation was to close an anticipated revenue gap. The budget gap occurred because state revenue sharing and road assistance funding did not materialize. One way to compensate for the budget shortfall — put forth by Goodine during the budget-planning process — was to deduct up to $100,000 from the road-paving fund. But, that idea was ditched. With a price increase on paving materials, Goodine recommended keeping that funding in place. Instead, the town’s citizens voted to use money from the Undesignated Fund, he said. Last year, the mill rate was $12.30 per thousands. According to members of the Naples Board of Selectmen, the Naples Budget Committee was able to keep the budget increase at a flat rate. So, the majority of the tax rate increase from last year, 51 cents, is from the county and state tax. Less than onethird of the increase, or 19 cents, is the result of paying back a five-year, roads repair bond that was passed by Naples voters.

This Saturday, the 1963 Raiders will be honored at the Academy with a special morning program followed by recognition at halftime of the Fryeburg vs. Morse Homecoming football game. “I thought it would be nice to bring the guys together again — some I haven’t seen in 50 years,” Foster said. “A lot of credit goes to Todd Gallagher, who was the director of Alumni at the Academy. He has helped piece it together, along with some local guys like Larry Gallagher (Todd’s brother), who was our quarterback, and Bob Hatch.” The group met in January, and started the planning process, as well as trying to track down and notify each member of the championship team. At least 21 members will be on hand at this Saturday’s reunion celebration — including trainer Al Glover. Saturday will surely be a trip down memory lane. Kit Foster has many fond memories of his playing days at the Academy from big plays on the field to “having the pleasure” to be coached by Buck Austin. “He is easily the best coach I ever had. For me, the Number 1 person you respected, as a boy, was your dad. So, if you can compare anybody to your dad, that is a pretty good comparison. Buck Austin was my dad at Fryeburg Academy,” Kit said. “I was a dorm student there, and he continued to be my dad after I graduated. Those two individuals had as much influence upon me than any other individuals in my life. Outstanding man.” Coach Austin had a way to blend a group of boys from various walks of life into a team that dominated its opponents. He was able to do it in a very short period of time.

1963 State Champship Team Reunion When: This Saturday, Sept. 28 Schedule of events: 10 a.m.. coffee social in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center lobby; 10:30 a.m., program in the theater; 11 a.m., game film video recapturing the 1963 championship season; 12 p.m., lunch in PAC lobby; 1 p.m., gather at the football field; 1:30 p.m., Morse vs. Fryeburg Academy, Homecoming Game Halftime, Introduction of the 1963 Championship Raider team and team picture presentation to the Academy The celebration is open to the public. “If he told you to do something, you probably ought to do it and do it right. If you didn’t do it right, he would tell you and then show you,” Kit said. “If you didn’t do it right the second or third time, you probably weren’t going to be playing. He expected a lot from you, and got it out of us.” What made this Raider team a special one — a state championship squad? “Probably the most unique thing was we were a team. There were 11 players on the field at one time, but every player on this team contributed. I believe the game of football teaches you a lot of lessons you use in life. For me, being in business, I try to put together a team — each one with certain responsibilities to get certain things done. Not everyone is going to be a running back, I wasn’t, thank goodness, but we all play a big role in what leads to success. If I don’t make a block, they wouldn’t be so good running the ball,” Kit said. Kit transferred from Bridgton High School, where he played football as a freshman. But, that experience resulted in Kit hanging up the shoulder pads his sopho-

more year. He would leave BHS and attend Fryeburg Academy his final two years of high school. The first sign that this Raider team could be a force to deal with came in the opener against Kennebunk, a highly-regarded club. “I was standing on the sideline and Coach called a reverse. My roommate, Ron Colter, got the ball and was in the end zone 65 yards down the field before the Kennebunk players even knew where the ball was,” Kit recalled. The highlight of the year for Kit was the game against Oxford Hills — a school three times the size of Fryeburg Academy. The Vikings expected a cakewalk, but instead were trounced 206. “I was on defense, and Oxford Hills must have had six to seven plays inside the one- or two-yard line. Because of penalties, they kept getting new chances to score, but we held them,” Kit said. “The second big accomplishment that day — and maybe it was what convinced me that we really had something — was we took the ball and marched it down the field. We ran

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two plays — off tackle left and off tackle right. And, we scored.” Coach Austin wanted to run a pass play to change things up, but quarterback Larry Gallagher told his coach that the Raiders should just keep running the ball until the Vikings could stop them. Coach Austin sided with his QB, and the Raiders scored, quieting the Vikings on their home turf. “We had quite a rivalry with them,” Kit said. Back in 1963, there was no state title game. The championship was decided on record, including a 3-0 mark against “B” teams. Another fond memory was a head-on collision by Tinker Kiesman that knocked Mexico’s quarterback, who was “a great athlete,” out of the game. The Raiders went on to a 13-0 victory. “That was some hit,” Kit said. “Thank God Dr. Boothby was there.” His football days resulted in developing close friendships. For Kit, his offensive line partner, Bob Hatch, was one, as well as Sonny Pendexter, on defense. “You get close to those guys because you depend on each other. To this day, we don’t see each other a lot, but when we do, we remember those days,” he said. Memories Like Kit Foster, teammates still hold firmly memories of that magical 1963 season. Some of those recollections include: Bob Hatch, #51, “The thing I remember most happened in the first game against Kennebunk. The first play in the first game of that year was when Ron Colter scored on a 65-yard run. The play was a

42 counter; my rule, inside out, first man over or beyond the two-man. I did my part and Ron was 25 yards down field before Kennebunk knew where the ball was.” Joseph R. Austin Jr., #48, “Actually, there are several memories that are special to me: Simply playing with my friends, riding on the bus for away games, laughing a lot, having fun! Being well-coached. Playing for my dad, who I loved and greatly respected.” Tinker Kiesman, #59, “Trying to stop Bob Mitchell in practice. It was like being hit by a freight train. Gould game — enough said!” Steve Smith, #36, “At one of our games in which I was punting, an opponent charged me while I was kicking the ball. I did kick the ball, which went straight up in the air and came down not five feet from me. Upon everyone’s amazement, the referee penalized the opposing team for roughing the kicker. That gave us a first down and four more plays. Someday, I hope to meet that referee in Heaven…I look forward to seeing my teammates, especially the linemen. If I forget your name, just turn around and bend over. I am sure I will recognize you then!” David Hicks, #45, “Wow, I don’t have many memories except always having to block against Tinker (285 pounds), the immovable object. Please, Mr. Kiesman, could you move around a bit so I won’t look so bad in front of Coach Austin?” Larry Gallagher, #19, “Many times, I have thought of how good these guys were, each one in his own way. We were tough and fast, we had REUNION, Page A

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Kit Foster remembers the state football championship season during his junior year, as if it unfolded yesterday. “I can remember vividly my first day at practice. I walked down, and I couldn’t believe the size of those guys,” Kit said. “I looked at my dad and wondered if I would fit in here. They stuck me on defense, where you didn’t have to know a whole lot but make a play. After a half hour of Bob Mitchell (our Jim Taylor) and Ron Colter coming at me, I had a headache for a day or two after. I stayed. Coach must have liked what he saw, that Saturday, I was playing. Seems like yesterday. I am glad I listened to my father, who told me to try it and see how it works. I am glad I did.” It has been 50 years since Foster (#58) and Raider teammates claimed the Class C state football championship, after compiling a 7-1 record — the lone blemish, a 13-7 loss to Gould Academy. “We should have never lost that one,” recalled Kit, who was a junior tight end.


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Couple enjoy memorable concert

HARRISON — Vicki Pratt of Harrison has been a Kenny Rogers fan since she was a child. “I love his music,” Vicki said. “When I found out he was going to be in our backyard (Oxford Fairgrounds), I went crazy.” Vicki got up early that Saturday morning and went to the fair around 10:30

a.m. She walked around the fair once with her husband, Alan, then “couldn’t take it anymore.”   “I went to the concert area, found a spot about center stage and that’s where I stayed all day. My husband said I was crazy and left me there. People came and went, but there I sat. About 7, my husband came to join

me due to me being cold and needing a sweatshirt. He was going to leave, but I told him to just stay.” By that time, the area was filling up and no one could leave even if they wanted to, Vicki said. When Kenny Rogers took the stage, Vicki was amongst the throng of fans cheering wildly. After a song, Rogers asked the men in the crowd how many of them had been dragged to the concert by their wives? He then looked at Alan, who was about 10 feet away from the stage — front row. “I bet you did,” Rogers said to Alan. Vicki tried to speak to her idol, but his attention was squarely on Alan. He told Vicki to quiet down, and promptly asked Alan a few questions.

Did Vicki drag him to the concert? Are you (Alan) a little bit of a fan? Are you a huge fan? Or, did you go to take home a white T-shirt? When Rogers asked Alan if he could rattle off some of the singer’s top hits, he started tossing $10 bills for each song Alan mentioned. Rogers told Alan that every time he played a song that Alan thought was a “hit,” he was to raise his hand. His reward was another $10. Rogers told the crowd, “He’s going to go out and buy a Garth Brooks album with my money.” Near the conclusion of the show, Rogers asked Alan how much money had he collected? Alan thought about $100. Rogers said “no,” and threw him another $30 and

also a Kenny Rogers shirt. At first, Alan just held onto it. Rogers insisted he put it on right there and wear it back to his car. “Now, you are one of my biggest fans,” Rogers said. “Yes,” Alan replied. “Don’t worry Alan, I signed that shirt out back before the show. A few washes and it will come right out!” Rogers said. Vicki had waited so long to see Kenny Rogers in concert, and she could never in her wildest dreams ever imagine how it would unfold at the Oxford Fairgrounds. “Someone must have been looking down on me. This was one night I will never forget,” said. “We are both pretty pumped! We have the T-shirt and money framed in the living room.”

Attention all organizations that hold public events in Bridgton: you may be soon required to provide recycling bins along with trash bins at your events. The Bridgton Recycling Committee has asked Bridgton Selectmen to adopt a written policy requiring any organization holding a publicly-approved event to provide “at least one dedicated

recycling container of their choice” at the event. The proposed policy would require one container per 50 people expected to attend. “Event organizers shall arrange for proper emptying of these containers during and after the event, with the collected recyclables going either to a redemption center or properly delivered to the town’s Transfer Station and

Recycling Center,” the propose language reads. Selectmen will discuss the requirement and a vote may be taken at their next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said the town is looking into acquiring at least five recycling containers from ecomaine to have on hand for organizations to use at their events.

Recycle bins may be required at public events NOW, ONE OF KENNY ROGERS’ BIGGEST FANS? — Vicki Pratt may have tried to convert her husband, Alan, into a Kenny Rogers fan. After attending the country music star’s concert at the Oxford County Fair, Alan is likely a fan now after an interesting upclose experience, which resulted in him taking home cash and a t-shirt.

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Sales tax on Gingerbread House efforts papers NORWAY — Since May of 2013, the Friends of the Gingerbread House have been raising funds for a new roof through their “Buy a Bundle” campaign. On Saturday, Sept. 28, members of the committee will again be at the site of the Gingerbread House, on Main Street, Norway, offering the opportunity to tour a local landmark home in return for a $50 donation towards the new roof. Albert Judd, current owner of the Ordway Estate, will offer tours of the Ordway house to all donors at the Buy a Bundle event. The Ordway Estate, a three-bay Greek Revival home, was originally built as a small two-story house in 1804 by John Ordway. In 1827, his brother, Peter Ordway, a house joiner from

North Yarmouth, greatly expanded it. After going through several owners, it was purchased by Albert Judd, its current owner and member of the Friends of the Gingerbread House. He is in the process of restoring the house and grounds. For the tour, the most formal rooms, double entry stair hall, library, dining room and parlor will be on display. The restoration of the Ordway home will give attendees a sense of what is possible for the Gingerbread House. The Buy a Bundle event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with tours of the Ordway house offered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. In addition to touring the Ordway house, people may also view a series of framed architectural blueprints of all three

floors of the Gingerbread House. The architectural drawings were completed by Jonathan Cipolloso and the Oxford Hills Technical School CADD drawing class. This will be the final Saturday “Buy a Bundle” event in 2013. Friends of the Gingerbread House hope to complete the new roof by 2014. The current fundraising total for the Buy a Bundle campaign is $5,500 towards the goal of $10,000. This also includes a generous raffle donation of $320 by C & C Natural Meats. For those who cannot attend, donations can also be made through the website www.gingerbreadhousenorway.org or P.O. Box 525, Norway ME 04268.

Starting this Tuesday, Oct. 1, newspapers will no longer be exempt from Maine’s sales tax. So, when you purchase a paper at a local store, the cost for The Bridgton News will no longer be a straight 75 cents. It will now cost 80 cents. The sales tax exemption for “publication(s) regularly issued at average intervals not exceeding three months” has been repealed by the state. Sales of publications will become subject to a 5.5% sales tax. All sales of publications — whether sold over-thecounter or sold for home delivery — are taxable. Subscribers to The News will be subject to the sales tax when it is time to renew. If SALES, Page A

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September 26, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page A

Items on Bridgton Police Department blotter had been involved in a verbal argument and fled on Hilton Road. 11:44 a.m. A motorist failed to pay $25.14 for gasoline. 1:42 p.m. Police “restored the peace” between a male and female, who allegedly were causing a disturbance while pushing a child in a stroller on Portland Road. A caller was concerned for the child’s safety, saying the subjects were shoving the stroller back and forth during their disagreement. 4:15 p.m. Police searched for the operator of a dump truck, which reportedly nearly hit a school bus on South Bridgton Road. 7:40 p.m. Police searched for a white Dodge Dakota, which reportedly was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Lake Region High

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Next to the Big Red Monster Truck, which grabs children’s attention as quickly as balloons and candy, the extrication demonstration is a huge, highly-

rated crowd pleaser. At this year’s Casco Public Safety Days, local first responders are taking it to another level. “It freaks people out, because they see the car cut apart. It’s not every day that

School. Thursday, September 19 2:38 p.m. A 1996 Chevy Suburban, operated by Lindscott R. Giles, struck a building at Five Fields Orchard in South Bridgton. 7:15 p.m. Police looked for a vehicle, heading toward Bridgton, which was “all over the road” and a subject was seen allegedly throwing a glass bottle out the driver’s side window on Portland Road. 7:18 p.m. A caller reported that her infant daughter had allegedly been sexually assaulted. The report is under investigation. Friday, September 20 4:15 p.m. Police responded to a disturbance at a Whitetail Ridge Road residence. Steven P. Molloy, 55, of Bridgton was summonsed for assault and criminal threatening by

Bridgton Police Officer Phil Jones. 4:15 p.m. Jesse M. Chatfield, 39, of Bridgton was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines by Bridgton Officer Jones. Chatfield was released on bail. 7:52 p.m. Joseph R. Murray, 23, of Bridgton was summonsed for criminal speeding following a stop by Officer Jones. Saturday, September 21 1:19 a.m. A BPD officer assisted Fryeburg Police with a traffic stop involving a felon with firearms on Lovell Road. 7:39 a.m. A boy was seen throwing rocks onto Wayside Avenue. 9:08 a.m. A caller requested to speak with an officer regarding a theft. 1:30 p.m. Police went to a North High Street residence

people see that,” said James Gerry, who was in charge of organizing safety days. “This year, we will have a live patient inside the vehicle,” he said, adding that factor will make the extrication a lot more impactful. Like the citizens who will be geared up and performing the extrication, the person inside the vehicle also will be a member of the Casco Fire and Rescue Department, Gerry said. Public Safety Days takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Casco Fire Station, located off Route 121. “It’s a good opportunity for people in our region to see what we do as public safety officials on the local and regional level,” Gerry said. “It’s a chance for the community to see what we do to keep people safe — not just the equipment, but the hours we put in,” he said. Many offerings will demonstrate “how people can help themselves in emergency situations and how to be prepared” for potential emergencies, he said. “For the kids, well, the kids get excited to see the fire truck and to see us dressed in our gear,” he said. Seeing those colossal MONSTER FIRETRUCK, which made an appearance at red fire trucks up close and the annual Casco Days Grand Parade, will be on hand at being able to see how the fire Saturday’s Casco Public Safety Days.

department members look in full gear helps the children become more familiar with emergency responders “so if a situation ever arises they are not as scared,” Gerry said. This year, the K-9 unit will have two dogs. There will be a newly-trained canine that works with the Maine State Police and another K-9 officer from Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, he said. Watching the dogs work is another favorite for all ages, he said. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand, “talking about boating safety measures (such as) telling people where you’re going, and how long you plan to be gone, and reminding people to wear their lifejacket,” Gerry said. As part of the Coast Guard Paddle Safe program, the auxiliary will be handing out free stickers. In the Lake Region, many people own kayaks, canoes, or rowboats, or a combination of those types of watercraft. So, this is a pertinent program for area residents. According to Gerry, a sticker with contact information is placed inside the paddle-type boat. That way if the boat is found adrift or unoccupied downriver, authorities can contact the owners and determine whether or not to conduct a search.

where a woman claimed her son attacked her daughter, and she locked him outside. Sunday, September 22 12:03 a.m. Noise complaint on South High Street. Monday, September 23 10:02 a.m. A male asked to speak with an officer regarding “his attack” on Friday night. 5:12 p.m. Police and rescue personnel were sent to assist a man on Portland Street, who was suffering an apparent seizure. 6:29 p.m. Police attempted to locate a late model Chevy truck, which reportedly was weaving all over the road and pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer truck on Harrison Road. Recap: This past week, the Bridgton Police Department responded to 124 calls for service, including 22 traffic

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What: Casco Public Safety Days When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Central Casco Fire Station, located off Route 121 Two other items that should draw some attention are interactive safety demonstrations. “The sheriff’s department will be coming with its impaired driver’s course,” Gerry said. Golf carts are supplied as the vehicles and the operator wears goggles that make his or her vision blurred like it would be if he or she were under the influence of alcohol, he said. Lake Region ATV Club will also conduct a safety course – not the class but a place to ride an all-terrain vehicle. Although the club will go over safety issues, there will be two small-sized ATVs for SAFETY, Page A

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These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, September 16 11:09 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Bridgton Road. 6:33 p.m. Field interview on Porter Road. Tuesday, September 17 12:27 p.m. Courtnye Bemis, 24, of Scarborough was charged with operating a motor vehicle with an expired license (more than 90 days) following a stop at the intersection of Pine and Stuart Streets. 1:20 p.m. Domestic disturbance on Harbor Road. 2:55 p.m. Peace restored on Smart Hill. Wednesday, September 18 10:46 a.m. Fraud complaint on Meadow Lane. 12:20 p.m. Suspicious person report at Molly Ockett Middle School. 5:44 p.m. Traffic complaint at the intersection of Main and Portland Streets. Thursday, September 19 2:38 p.m. Complaint on North Fryeburg Road. 3:50 p.m. Motor vehicle crash on West Fryeburg Road. 6:42 p.m. Harassment complaint on Bridgton Road. 10:55 p.m. Responding to a drug complaint on Ice House Road, police charged POLICE LOG, Page A

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PERSONAL TESTIMONY — Class members Linda Tempte and Carl Canzanelli offered thoughts about the program: “My wife Linda Temte and I are both retired physicians and fairly long term members of Pauline’s exercise class. Linda began attending the class years ago and came extolling the excellence of Pauline’s program which resulted in my joining the class. We are most impressed that in the course of one hour, we have an aerobic workout followed by strengthening, balance and stretching exercises; in each session, all our muscle groups get a workout. Pauline tailors the exercises to meet the needs of all physical capabilities so that both the younger participants as well as the less vigorous elderly are challenged, a clear expression of Pauline’s skills. She routinely monitors the group with a pulse check at the end of the aerobic component to make sure that no one is over stressed. Each day’s class has its own program and within that format, (Continued from Page A) the exercises are varied to prevent boredom.” — Carl Scott R. Canney, 22, of Fryeburg with possession of mariCanzanelli, M.D. juana. Friday, September 20 2:06 p.m. Suspicious activity on Main Street. PLEASANT MOUNTAIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6:36 p.m. Responding to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Maple Street, police charged Linda D. Warren, 54, of Fryeburg with operating a motor vehicle while under the 30 North High Street influence, driving to endanger, leaving the scene of a motor Bridgton, ME 04009 vehicle accident, failing to notify of a motor vehicle accident 207-647-9009 and aggravated criminal mischief. Saturday, September 21 Sunday Worship 9:30 A.M. 4:49 p.m. Noise complaint on Meadow Lane. Sunday School 11:05 A.M. 8:58 p.m. Sent to Canal Bridge on a drug complaint, police charged John Gerrish, 55, of Chatham, N.H. with Visit us online ~ www.pmopc.org unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and possession of Ministering the Historic Reformed Christian Faith marijuana.

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The Senior Fitness Class developed out of a growing class of a multiple level fitness enthusiasts 10 years ago this summer and within a year the majority of the participants were 55 years and older. “We split the class into an advanced level and a low impact level. The low impact level soon filled with with a group of energetic and positive retired people who wanted to stay active and take charge of their health,” said Pauline Webb, class instructor and CNT-functional fitness and Certified Health Coach. “I soon found that this group of people was capable of much more than I was giving them so I kept challenging them with different levels of exercises for any who wanted to try the next level, talk about a group of competitive people. Every person has come so far in their fitness level! As a group, they have bonded and helped each other through life’s challenges, from losing a loved one to reconstructive surgery and surviving cancer. They are fighters! They are amazing! Anyone joining this group will immediately feel welcomed!” In the photo, Senior Fitness Class members are proudly wearing their “I Can” t-shirt.  Class schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Naples Town Gym.

(Continued from Page A) children and young adults. The machines are provided by ATV Maine. “It’s actually an ATV that they ride through a cone course,” Gerry said. The location of the safety days is ideal; it provides a good amount of space for planned activities. With the acreage of fields surrounding the fire station, that location and terrain is a great set up for the impaired driver course and the ATV-safety course, Gerry said. In addition to personnel dressed in their heavy pants with suspenders and their firemen’s hats, there will activities geared toward children. School Administrative District (SAD) is bringing a fullsized bus and even better — Buster, the talking bus. Buster is a kid-friendly remote-control bus. It talks to people and gives out safety tips, Gerry said. Also, the Masons will conduct the digital child ID program. That will be taking place on the second floor of the fire station. “Safety Days teamed up with the American Red Cross to sponsor blood drive in our region,” Gerry said. If someone is planning to give blood on Saturday, they should make certain to stay hydrated. The Red Cross gives guidelines for donating blood. That website is www.redcrossblood.org And, for those concerned about high blood pressure, volunteers will be doing blood pressure tests. Safety Days is a yearly event, held during the last weekend in September — when children are back in school and when families like to get outdoors and enjoy the fall days. According to Fire Chief Jason Moen the annual safety days “is a chance for us to open up to the community so they can see the equipment out here. It gives people an education about what is required on our job. We demonstrate our skills to the community.” “We see a lot of families. We always engage in conversations with the kids, especially when they ask us questions about our job,” Moen said.

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September 26, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page A

Finding connections through art at LRMS and choosing one, analysis and elaboration, will be realized and practiced in the core classrooms. What a wonderful way to begin the new school year!” Students opened the new school year by creating cast clay hands. Students also viewed the sculpture, “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin and discussed the process of casting. “Discussion led us to wondering what ‘The Thinker’ was thinking about,” Worcester said. “Perhaps ‘he’ was creative problem-solving, thinking about a way to improve or vary his own work or the work of others.” Students were introduced

to the process of creating sculptures of hands in clay. Hands were not modeled, but cast using clay, from plaster. Students explored the process of carving, as well, and compared the two sculptural approaches. One is additive, the other subtractive. In a further discus-

sion about “The Thinker,” Worcester and students talked about how they could express themselves in the classroom. What was appropriate behavior? How could they express themselves in clay? Students agreed they needed to demonstrate positive interpersonal skills, “Be a Laker! Be

Safe, Kind, Respectful and Responsible” and concluded that fragments could say as much about a person as showing the entire figure. Students cast realistic clay sculptures of their hands that will be kiln-fired and glazed. What unique features make your hand distinctive?

FRYEBURG — The Maine Environmental Science Academy (MESA) of Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg kicked off the start of their second year with two exciting adventures.   On Friday, Sept. 6, 22 students and five chaperones, tackled a hike up Mt. Kearsarge in New Hampshire.   The following Monday, MESA teamed up with Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, N.H. for the second year of their partnership.   Thank you to Fred and Prudy Westerberg of Saco River Canoe and Kayak in Fryeburg, for their generous support of canoes and equipment. Their support allowed students to venture down the Saco River to begin this year’s focus, EcoHydrology.     The MESA is a program developed to provide students at Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg with an organized opportunity to become successful academically in a handson environmental stewardship-based curriculum and to develop leadership skills and potential. Students will design, organize, and implement activities and programs that Jacob Blake displays the plaster mold after removing will enhance the culture the mold from his hand. of Molly Ockett Middle School and surrounding towns. Projects last year included building a multi-

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(Continued from Page A) now recognize was an illegal action on their part,” Berkowitz said of the previous board. He said the selectmen had no authority to take action in any case, because issues related to signage are under the authority of the Planning Board. Berkowitz said the town of Bethel has asked the state Department of Transportation for waivers on off-premises signage when they submitted their downtown signage plan to the state recently. He said if Bethel is granted a waiver, Bridgton can in turn ask for a waiver on behalf of Bridgton Arts & Crafts so the sign can be put back up

next summer. In any case, he noted, the Planning Board would ultimately have authority over the issue. “The bigger issue is one of ordinance policy,” Berkowitz said. In a Sept. 15 letter to Selectmen, BAC President Audrey Dodds said members of the organization were shocked when the signs were removed without notice by the town. “We had no idea we were in violation of anything, because we had been told we were grandfathered,” Dodds wrote. In talking to members, she said, “All stated that it was ridiculous, we have always had signs up and

THE OLD PUMP STATION owned by the Bridgton Water District isn’t much, but its location on the shore of Highland Lake gives it value. Selectmen said Tuesday the town isn’t interested in bidding on the .12-acre parcel, which the District is selling. everyone knows it.” that the BAC has been in Dodds said she believes operation since 1978,” Dodds the discussion of sidewalks said. “Customers who came the town has been having in said they thought we were may have played into Baker’s gone because they didn’t see action. “Please keep in mind the signs.”

(Continued from Page A) gram found more problematic issues at or around the school itself rather than from the rail yard. The study found no

PCBs in the school’s window caulking, which would have made the project significantly more expensive. Asbestos was found, as was lead paint, and underground

storage tanks will need to be removed. Once a master plan is created, town meeting voters will be asked if they want the town to take over the

school property from SAD 61, and then turn the property over to a third party, which is required under the Brownfields program funding guidelines.

(Continued from Page A) from Vision to Hygrade Business Group, the company that prints the bills people will receive in the mail, he said. At this point, it is difficult to predict this year’s tax rate because the tail end of the revaluation process is still taking place, Morton said. Until Casco’s total land value is determined, a tax rate cannot be set, he said. A property revaluation was done in Casco following the passage of a ballot measure that had been brought to the polls by a citizens’ petition. Vision Government Solutions was the company that was awarded the bid by the Casco Board of Selectmen in summer 2012. Vision began the process of valuing land by doing field work and, when allowed by owners, in-home evaluations. The project time encompassed two summers, since a percentage of Casco properties are occupied by seasonal residents. In early September, the new property values were

made public. Vision did this by mailing the information to people. Also, the property value data was available on the town’s website. For the past two weeks, informal hearings have been taking place — which have allowed residents to meet with Vision Government employees. “They are still rushing to get the final work completed,” which includes inputting data to the town’s accounting software, Morton said. After all those steps have taken place, the town will be on track for the seasonal task of sending the property tax bills to the printing company. This week, the Town of Naples sent their property tax information to the printers. So, residents in that neighboring town should be seeing

those bills arrive in the mail as scheduled. Citizens of Casco most likely won’t have a tax bill in hand until mid- to lateOctober, Morton said. Still, some people have been able to calculate a guess, based on new property value information. That is data that homeowners have been digesting for a few weeks. Morton said following a revaluation, one-third of the population will be happy with the results; one-third of the property owners will be displeased with the outcome; and, one-third of the property-owning community will pay their taxes without much comment. According to Paul McKinney, project supervisor with Vision, overall property values went down since the

last valuation. Those decreases are a reflection of current real estate market, he said. “With values going down, we don’t get as many calls,” he said. McKinney anticipated that between 200 and 300 people would schedule an informal hearing. The reasons for this vary — from pointing out on error, to gathering more information on why certain values were assigned. During a September meeting, Selectman Grant Plummer encouraged people to make the appointments with Vision. He urged people to schedule an informal hearing — certainly if residents had a two-bedroom home, and three bedrooms were listed on valuation; but, also to better understand what factored into the value of their property.

(Continued from Page A) “blessed” that Tarantino chose Bridgton as his place to live after retirement. Tarantino was an active member of the former Economic Development Committee before it became the CDC, and has provided continuity throughout the years, as other members came and went. “It has been a great experience and a worthwhile endeavor,” Tarantino wrote. “I leave this all with only respect and praise for all the people that I have had to deal with, for I have been treated with professionalism at all times.” Tax-Acquired Report Later in the meeting, businesslike as ever, Tarantino came to the mic to report that the CDC had completed its review of 10 tax-acquired properties as requested by selectmen. Tarantino and fellow CDC members Dave Crowell, Nelle Ely and Chuck Renneker each visited at least two of the parcels, to review whether the town might have an interest in retaining any of the properties for town purposes. Also making site visits were Code Enforcement Officer Robbie Baker and Director of Planning, Economic and Community Development Anne Krieg. The CDC recommended that all but two of the parcels be sold by the town at a live auction. Berkowitz followed up the report by recommending that a minimum price be set, and thanked Tarantino for researching the amount of back taxes owed on each. The properties proposed for sale at auction are as follows: • Sanctuary Cove — Map 9/Lot 12A. Located on Wildwood Road, the lot has development potential for one or two house lots. Back taxes are $3,605, assessed value is $28,000, and suggested price is $6,000. • Seven acres on Sunnybook Farm — Map 19A/Lot 46. Part of a subdivision, possibility of 1-4 lots. Back taxes are $3,607, assessed value is $39,084, suggested price $9,000. • Landlocked parcel off Wildwood and Misty Meadow Lane — Map 9/Lot 20. Could be further subdivided, offered for sale to abutting property owner. Back taxes are $720, assessed value $9,156, suggested price $2,500. • 64 acres off of Carissa Drive — Map 8/Lot 10. Future residential development, with likely Pleasant Mountain views. Back taxes are 5,110, assessed value $72,540, suggested price $22,900. Berkowitz indicated it may be wise to hold off selling this until the market improves. • Large parcel on undeveloped (paper access) portion of Carissa Drive — Map 8/Lot 23D. Likely views of Pleasant Mountain, access would need to be brought in. Back taxes $4,832, assessed value $65,600, suggested price $31,900. • Undeveloped land on Kansas Road — Map 6/Lot 33. Deed research needed to determine if parcel has deeded access to lake, which would greatly influence value. Back taxes $2,361, assessed value $40,936, suggested price $12,900. • Small legally nonconforming lot on South Bridgton Road — Map 5/Lot 31. Abandoned septic and well, approved for two-bedroom house. Back taxes $1,910, assessed value $32,232, suggested price $10,900. • House with garage on Pond Road — Map 25/Lot 18-2. Needs work. Back taxes $5,943, assessed value $120,261, suggested price $39,900. • Undeveloped lot on lower part of Main Street — Map 24/Lot 72. Portion of lot subject to Shoreland Zoning from stream across street. Back taxes $1,008, assessed value $16,051, suggested price $5,299. Berkowitz said he hopes to conduct the auctions in midOctober.

(Continued from Page A) The newly-acquired ATV is a quad-cab Polaris Ranger 800. Currently, the purchase is sitting in the bay of the Casco Fire Station. The parts have been ordered, and the machine will be outfitted with a rescue body that attaches to back of ATV, Moen said. The rescue body will enable first responders to carry a backboard for the victim, and will provide enough room for a medic sit alongside and attend to the patient, he said.

The newest addition to the department’s equipment will also be outfitted with tracks in the wintertime, he said. “It’ll have a set of tracks to navigate the snowmobile trails,” Moen said. Another great thing about the ATV — it will be a real lifesaver on the public’s

money. “No tax dollars were involved in this purchase,” Moen said. It was purchased through donations from Portland Pipe Line Co., The Natural Gas Pipeline, the Hancock Foundation, and the Casco Fire Association, he said. The total project will cost

$22,000. Meanwhile, members of the fire and rescue department will go through a training program. “We have a couple department members who are involved with Lake Region ATV Club. They are going to be conducting ATV safety

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September 26, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

Loon Echo Trek is a huge success

PLEASURE WALK — Others took part in Loon Echo’s Trek hike along Pleasant Mountain. ROUNDING THE CORNER — Cyclists taking part in the 13th annual Loon Echo Trek head onto Knights Hill Road during last Saturday’s benefit ride. course and loved riding on all the back roads where the traffic was minimal. They felt the volunteers were helpful and

friendly, everything was very all trekkers. organized, and all enjoyed Seventy-two people parthe post-trek barbecue, mas- ticipated in either the 6.2sages and Allagash, free to mile or the new 4.5-mile hike

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Jonathan Weld, a part-time Bridgton resident, will be the Guest Artist at Gallery 302 for the month of October. His large, contemporary drawings about the Galaxy will be on display from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Wednesday, Oct. 30. The public is invited to a wine and cheese reception on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Jonathan worked as a film editor in New York City for many years, and was active in other visual arts in the 70s and 80s, producing a large body of drawings, editorial illustrations, photographs and paintings, exhibiting some of these in NYC. He turned to teaching for a number of years while developing ideas about a visual narrative that explores the mythical aspect of the reality we ordinarily observe and talk about. Two series have come out of this — the first was exhibited at the EFG Books Gallery in Bridgton in 2009, titled “The Conscious Eye.” The current series is titled “Galaxy — Beyond the Photos.” Weld currently divides his living/working environment between the mellow friendliness of Bridgton, with its great natural endowments, and the intensity of urban culture in Brooklyn, N.Y. Gallery 302 is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. For more information, call 647-2787 or visit www.gallery302.com

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Gallery 302 welcomes new wood carver

Gallery 302 is pleased to welcome Gary Stugard of Minot to its fine art gallery in Bridgton. Gary is a self-taught artist who has been creating wooden pieces for over 30 years. He carves and turns wood and incorporates metal, stone, and other mediums to enhance his work. Gary uses domestic and exotic woods and enjoys using different finishes to bring out the wood grain. Some pieces are painted and look surprisingly like ceramic. For inspiration, Gary turns to nature,

art décor, art nouveau and foreign cultures — especially Asian and Egyptian. His work is truly unique and interesting. Gallery 302, a cooperative gallery with over 40 artists, is located at 112 Main Street. Until mid-December, Gallery 302 is open from 12 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The artists are the sales staff and are happy to show you what’s new in the gallery. Stop in to see what our local artists are creating. For more gallery information, visit www. gallery302.com or call 647-ARTS.

LARGE AND CONTEMPORARY are the drawings of Jonathan Weld, on display Oct. 3-30 at Gallery 302 in Bridgton. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Loon Echo Trek is a huge success (Continued from Page B) by participants, and business sponsorship contributions. Top individual fundraisers were Ken Smith who raised $3,875; Jill Rogers who raised $1,500; and John Keller who raised $1,030. Their prizes included a season pass to Shawnee Peak Ski Area, a weekend getaway at Migis Lodge, and a weekend stay at Camp Wigwam’s retreat on Bear Pond. Trekkers who raised at least $500 received a Loon Echo Trek cycling jersey and trekkers who raised at least $250 received a bag full of goodies including a Shawnee Peak day ski pass. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region to conserve its natural resources

and character for current and future generations. Currently, Loon Echo protects over 5,000 acres of land with six preserves, which are open for public use. The Trek’s Platinum sponsors included Shawnee Peak Ski Area, 98.9 WCLZ, 93.5 WMWV and Magic 104 FM; Gold sponsors included Appalachian Mountain Club, Migis Lodge, and Norway Savings Bank; Silver sponsors included About Time Graphics, Allagash Brewing Company, Amidon Appraisal Company, Bridgton Hospital, The Bridgton News, Camp Wigwam, Ernie’s Cycle Shop, Hannaford Supermarkets, HealthSource, and Yankee Amateur Radio Emergency Service; Bronze sponsors included Atayne, Cardinal

Printing, Chalmers Insurance Agency, DLD, Grandy Oats, Krainin Real Estate and Macdonald Motors. The Trek’s other business and community supporters included Bethel Bicycle Club, Bridgton Police, Cabot Creamery, Lake Living Magazine, USFS — White Mountain National Forest, Wilkins Community Center, Saco Valley Fire Association, Sweden Selectmen, United Ambulance, Camp Wyonegonic, Five Fields Farm and Road I.D. The 14th Annual Loon Echo Trek is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, and will feature a new 75-mile course. For information, visit www.loonechotrek.org or call 647-4352. Start training now!

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Fairleigh Dickinson University from 1964 to 2010. Reiner is presently the Congressional Liaison Coordinator for the U.S. Coast Guard Sector, New York. He and his wife Joyce are summer residents on Thompson Lake. The public is invited to attend; a social time and light refreshments will be served.

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NAPLES — The Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples will be starting an AWANA Youth Program on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for grades K-5. This program is completely church-funded, meaning the church will fund handbooks, uniforms, awards, and other activities. The church will work on getting a bus stop at the church for this day for Songo Locks Elementary School students. For more information, call 693-6102 or 803-2199 or www.cornerstonegospelchurch.org

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NEW GLOUCESTER — The Shakers have cultivated apples for more than 200 years, even developing two varieties of their own that were named the James Sweets and the Oliver Sweets. Explore interesting aspects of the Shakers’ heritage during Apple Saturday, a fall festival the whole family can enjoy. Featured events on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. include a home-baked apple pie sale, sale of the Shakers’ famous homemade potato donuts with hot coffee, guided museum tours and guided nature hikes through the Shakers’ woods at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Free cider pressing all day long — bring your own apples to be hand-pressed, or purchase them at the Shaker Store. Shaker Village is located on Route 26 (707 Shaker Road) in New Gloucester. For more information, call 9264597 or visit www.shaker.lib.me.us

OXFORD — The Oxford Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Kay House Museum on 73 Pleasant Street (Route 121 in the village). The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. After the short meeting, Professor Bernard Reiner will speak on “Joseph Robinson Harrison Historical Society to meet Parrott, 1858-1913, a retrospective-lawyer, railroad presiHARRISON — The Harrison Historical Society will dent, benefactor and among Oxford’s most famous sons meet on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at the museum on on the 100th anniversary of his death.” Professor Reiner Haskell Hill Road. The topic is “The Denison Family was a tenured professor of history and political science at History.”

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WEST BALDWIN — The West Baldwin United Methodist Church will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the church on Route 113. The menu is pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice, all for $6 adults, $3 children under 10.

Traditional Turkey Supper at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road, Bridgton, is hosting an awesome, scrumptious, traditional turkey supper on Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 5 p.m. The menu will include roast turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, peas, a roll, pie and a beverage. Takeout is available. Proceeds go to support programs such as St. Peter’s Café, a monthly luncheon prepared for Bridgton Food Pantry recipients; the Bridgton Food Pantry; and a Susan B. Curtis campership/scholarship for at-risk local youth. Donations are also made to Good Shepherd FoodBank Program, Family Crisis Center, and many other local, state and international charities. Tickets sold at the door are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-8, children three and under eat free.

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A Rabies Shot Clinic will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Bridgton Fire Station on Gibbs Avenue from 1 to 3 p.m. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. The fee is $10. Bridgton Veterinary Hospital is assisting the town of Bridgton with this clinic.

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HIRAM — If you thought the Civil War was fought only by men, think again. Nurse, agent, soldier, spy — to say nothing of all the home front efforts — women played many critical roles during the war. Featured speaker Lyn Sudlow will be sharing some of their stories on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1:30 p.m., following a 1 p.m. business meeting of the Hiram Historical Society, Great Ossipee Museum, 20 Historical Ridge (off Schoolhouse Road, off Route 117) in Hiram Village. The program commemorates the sesquicentennial of the war. Sudlow is the author of A Vast Army of Women: Maine’s Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War. She is a researcher, historian, and resident of Parsonsfield. Books will be available for sale and signing.

SEBAGO — Criticallyacclaimed author Richard Rubin will discuss his most recent book, The Last of the Doughboys, on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at Spaulding Memorial Library, Route 114, Sebago. The book is a series of interviews with veterans of World War I conducted 85 years after the armistice, when Rubin began his search for survivors of the conflict. He managed to find dozens of them, aged 101 to 113, and interviewed them. All are gone now. Rubin spent 10 years pursuing the story of a forgotten generation and their Great War. He traveled across the United

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VOLUNTEERS HONORED — The Lake Region TV board of directors honored the station’s two longest-serving volunteers at their recent board meeting. Scott and Don MacLean were presented plaques in gratitude of 20 years of service. Pictured left to right, LRTV Board President, Paul Kucharski, Scott Maclean and Don Maclean. Service Officer, 9 to 11 a.m., American Legion, Bradley St. FMI: 324-1839. Sat., Oct. 5 — Met Opera Live: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, 1 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON Tue., Oct. 1 — First Senior Social of season, sponsored by Harrison Rec., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harrison Fire Department Community Room. FMI: 583-2241. Wed., Oct. 2 — Harrison Historical Society, program on Denison Family History, 7 p.m., museum, Haskell Hill Rd. LOVELL Sat., Sept. 28 — Walk/ hike by Greater Lovell Land Trust and Lovell Rec at Bishop Cardinal Reserve, 10 a.m. FMI: 925-1056. Sun., Oct. 6 — Online Auction begins by Lovell Church, runs thru Sun., Oct. 27, go to www.lovellucc.org. FMI: 925-1321. NAPLES Sat., Sept. 28 — Baked Bean Supper by Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Edes Falls Community Hall. Tue., Oct. 1 — Bus trip by Casco and Naples Rec to Fryeburg Fair, leaves American Legion, Rte. 11, 9:30 a.m., returns 3 p.m., Wed., Oct. 2 — 1st of 3 sessions on “Getting to Know Your e-Reader” with Library Director Christine Powers, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library. RAYMOND Sat., Sept. 28 — Free Community Meal, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd. FMI: 655-5058. Sat., Sept. 28 — “From Broadway to Barbershop,” live music concert, 7 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church. FMI: 627-3351. SEBAGO Sat., Sept. 28 — Community Electronic

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Cope Group session, 68 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508-633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Wood Carving Group, 79 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. 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. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. 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., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117, Bridgton. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. Community Kettle, free supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. 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 Parents and Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Tai Chi Maine Beginner Practice, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Masonic Hall, Rte. 117, Bridgton. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center. Reading with Holly Dog, 3 p.m., Bridgton Library. AWANA Youth Program, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, Rte. 35, Naples. FMI: 693-6102, 8032199. Women’s Drop-In Days, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. 7 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, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Depot Street parking lot across from Renys, Bridgton. 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 very special gentleman was Glen At the Lovell United Church of Christ, there will be a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. for a very special gentleman, Glenn F. Moore. A resident of Lincoln Park, N.J., Glenn and Claire, his wife of 65 years, were summer residents of Lovell. A man with a big grin and laughing eyes, Glenn was very active in the area. As a teacher, he took a great interest in the young people when he worked at the Trout Lake Camp in East Stoneham. Working with the children during the summer Bible Vacation week, he made many friends. Like many of the young men of his era, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II. With his pal Dave Mason, they started the annual Tennis Tournament in 1985, which continues today. They made great tennis partners, coming out winners as doubles. Mr. Moore passed away on May

8, 2013, at age 89. He is survived by his wife Claire, his son Dan, daughter Jennie, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The Lovell Historical Society will be holding a Fall Harvest Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kimball-Stanford House on Route 5. This a great time for the children of the community to learn about the old-time harvesting practices. There will be animals and a demonstration of a cider press. In the barn, there will be a harvest bake sale and free pumpkin painting for the kids. For the adults, there will be a tool exhibition and photos. Come and visit with friends and neighbors while enjoying live music. The Greater Lovell Land Trust and the Lovell Rec Department will be sponsoring two walks. The first, on Saturday. Sept. 28, will be at the Bishop Cardinal Reserve at 10 a.m. and will provide

Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 ehurst3@yahoo.com an opportunity to study the old hemlocks and look for sign of bears. On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m., the group will walk Perkey’s Path and Flat Hill. Joining forces, the Rec and the GLLT hope to interest more children in the fun of looking at nature in a healthy way by walking. For more information, call the Greater Lovell Land Trust at 925-1056 and talk to Tom Henderson. Here’s an update on the Homestead Scoop, which is now handling groups like the Four Wheelers and the Antique Car Club. As the summer winds down, Beth will be at the store different

hours, so she will be available for anyone needing to ship packages. Those sending packages must be ready to ship, and overnight packages must be at the store by 11 a.m.; otherwise, they will go the next day. The hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. As the season continues, the hours might be adjusted. For now, there is still ice cream and red and regular hot dogs. Crafted items now on display will be going to the fair, but will return if

not sold. What is there now is made by Rod Blood of Rod Iron Designs and North Wood Quilting. Don’t forget that the Lovell United Church of Christ is holding its online auction starting Sunday, Oct. 6 and ending Sunday, Oct. 27. If anyone would like to help out by donating an item for the auction, they can call the church at 925-1321. The Ladies Thursday Golf Group from Lake Kezar County Club ended their season with a luncheon at Tom’s Homestead in Bridgton. It was a good year, with over 45 taking part through the season. Many ladies came over from New Hampshire, which added to the numbers for the group. To the girls who did all the work — thanks for all you’ve done to make it a great golfing season. Usually the Labor Day issue of the paper is when I thank and commend all the wonderful people in Lovell

who volunteer for about every event held in town during the summer — between the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, the Greater Lovell Land Trust, the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, The Kezar Lake Watershed Association, the Lovell Historical Society, the Lovell United Church of Christ, the Lions Club, the VFW and the Lake Kezar Country Club, the Trailbreakers (did I forget anybody?) and oh, yeah, the Tennis Tournament. Without all the activities these people generate, the town would be idle. A former resident asked what was wrong with Lovell because Lovell Hardware and the Wicked Good Store were closed. I told them that the people and the town were alive, and with the new building going up in the village, that’s the proof that we’re doing well. To all the volunteers, from me to you, thanks for another busy, great summer. Now get ready to rest the feet and enjoy the snow.

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The family of Laurie A. Carter Bergen is nearing their goal of $50,000 to allow the naming of the softball field at the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Recreation Complex after their daughter, Laurie. They are asking for your help. If you would like to send a donation, please mail it to 16 Katheryn Boulevard, Casco, ME 04015. Upcoming fundraisers supporting the goal are as follows: • Saturday, Nov. 16 — Chinese Auction at Town Hall, 26 North High Street, Bridgton. Doors open at 11 a.m., and drawings start at 1 p.m. Concessions will be open. • Saturday, Nov. 30 — Craft/Vendor Fair at Town Hall, 26 North High Street, Bridgton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor spaces are filling up, but are still available at $20 per table. Please call 627-7380 for your space.

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32nd Asbury Shorts Film Concert — Oct. 19, 2013 • 7:30 PM Don’t miss this special screening of amazing short films right here in Fryeburg! Just added! Musical guest “Junco”, featuring Bobby Sheehan, will open the show! The Asbury Shorts Film Concert is New York City’s longest running short film exhibition and touring show. This acclaimed program of international award-winning short films combines classic, world-renowned short films with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class short films on the big screen. Tickets: $10-Adults, $8-Seniors, $5Students

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Get to know New children’s thrift store your eReader NAPLES — Naples Library Director Christine Powers will be offering classes on “Getting to Know Your eReader” in partnership with the Senior College at Bridgton. The classes will be held in the Naples Public Library Gathering Room for three consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Please bring your own e-reader or try out one of the devices available at the Naples Library. The following brands will be available for use and for instruction: Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook and Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini. Ongoing library programs are as follows: Children’s Library Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. — Storytime Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. — Musical Storytime Thursdays, 6 p.m. — Pajama Storytime Thursdays, 4 p.m. — Oct. 10 and 24, Lego Club Tuesday, 4 p.m. — Movie: Monster University Wednesday, 6 p.m. — Costume Storytime Adult Library Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m. — Getting to Know Your e-Reader Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. — Scrabble Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. — Felted Pumpkins and Acorns Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m. — Getting to Know Your e-Reader Wednesday, Oct. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. — Getting to Know Your e-Reader Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m. — Book Group: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. — Scrabble Library hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 2 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further details, call 693-6841, check the bulletin board or website: www.naples.lib.me.us or sign up to receive the monthly e-mail newsletter.

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FRYEBURG — Mostly For Kids, a children’s resale clothing/thrift shop, opened Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Fryeburg. The store contains quality, gently-used children’s clothing and toys, all inexpensively priced. The store is designed mostly for kids. However, the owner couldn’t help but include adult clothing, as well. She will carry infant, children, juniors, men’s, ladies’ and maternity clothing.  Owner Amber Ripley resides with her family in Harrison. The motivation behind this unique thrift shop is that Ripley, who was previously a foster parent for 10 years, often had children placed with her in the middle of the night. Most of them came without any clothing. She started looking around for gently-used, high-quality resale thrift shops so that she would have some clothing on hand for them. Over the years, she found it difficult to find clothing in gently-used or like-new condition at reasonable prices. This gave her the idea to start a thrift shop that not only offers great affordable prices, but that offers clothing and items in likenew condition.   Her store is located at 183 Bridgton Road (Route 302) in the same plaza as Froagie’s Ice Cream Shop and White Mountain Overhead Doors.  Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10

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September 26, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

Traficonte on Main Street

ANGLERS COLLECT THEIR PRIZES, which were awarded after the Sebago Lions Club fishing derby. Lion president Ben Bowditch and Lion Ted Davis present the prizes at Veterans’ Memorial Park in East Sebago. (Photos by Diana Letellier)

Sebago Fishing Derby Winners

NORWAY — The Main Street Gallery in Norway will host its monthly First Friday reception on Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. On display will be recent plein air paintings by Barbara Traficonte of locations in and around the state of Maine. Barbara has been chosen as the Main Street Gallery’s Artist of the Month. Barbara is a pastel and oil painter who first started painting outside in the Norway area with Alice Wickson in the 1980s. She can now be seen with a group of four women in the spring and summer swatting black flies off their wet paintings, or in the fall wearing red jackets, painting in the woods. Barbara also teaches students to paint en plein air. Her works are also on display at the nearby Norway Savings Bank Operations Center for the month of October and at Maurice Restaurant in South Paris. She recently has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America as an associate member. Her website is barbaratraficonte.com, where more

ART BY BARBARA TRAFICONTE will be featured in October at the Main Street Gallery in Norway. of her work can be seen. Visitors to the gallery on First Fridays will receive 10% discounts on selected works. The gallery is open

Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, art classes, demonstrations and special trips sponsored by the

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George Weston guest speaker

FRYEBURG — At the Sept. 17 meeting of the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club, local businessman George Weston was guest speaker of Rotarian Sam Nesbitt and gave SEBAGO — Sebago Lions would like to extend a sincere a powerful and emotional prethank you to all the fishermen who took part in the recent sentation about his experience with polio, which began when fishing derby. And, thank you to prize sponsors for their help and participa- George was a young boy. George spoke of the many tion. operations he had to endure Derby winners were: at Boston’s Children Hospital. Overall catch (heaviest creel): Robert Dunham The operations ended in his Overall catch (heaviest fish): Jamie Underwood senior year of high school. Friday’s heaviest fish: Chris Lavalley Rotarian Judy Raymond Friday’s heaviest creel: Charles Minor remarked she remembered her Saturday’s heaviest fish: Steve Lothrop classmate, George, his ordeal, Saturday’s heaviest creel: Nick Lavoigna and especially his leadership Sunday’s heaviest fish: Jim Fickett qualities back in school. Sunday’s heaviest creel: Jim Coory This talk was important to Total: Togue caught, 224 the Rotarians because Rotary Total: Weight, 674.5 pounds.

GUEST SPEAKER — George Weston (center) was the recent guest speaker at the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club meeting. He is pictured here with Rotarian Sam Nesbitt on the left and Club President David Chaffee on the right. has been working with world three maybe four more years work of Rotary and the Gates Foundation leading the way agencies to eradicate polio to achieve this goal. George spoke about the for the eradication of polio. and it looks like it will take


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Doggie walk raises big money NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — The 16th Annual Walk for the Animals began with a moonlit misty morning that dawned into a pristine summer-like fall day. Schouler Park in North Conway village was the site once again for the annual walk and the Bark in the Park Pet Expo. Over 100 walkers gathered in the park and had the pleasure of music from Redbird Duo, Lorraine and Red Gallagher, before embarking on the walk through Whitaker Woods. Carole Cotton of Our Favorite Things Collectibles decorated the park in bright color with giant blue and orange balloons, as the vendors set up their tents and the volunteers went to work organizing games and agility equipment in preparation for an incredible and lovely day for the animals. The top fundraisers this year in the individual category are as follows: first,

Aly McAllister, second, Stacy Sand and third, Sandy Kurtz. The team taking first place this year was Friends of Furries, bringing in a total $7,290. Four Your Paws Only came in second with $3,014.16, and third place went to Paws for a Cause with a total of $2,935. The total dollars raised by individuals came to $7,452, and the total raised by teams came to $15,622.16. The dollar amount raised in just the Walk for the Animals totaled $23,074.16 so far. Numbers are still coming in for the overall event proceeds. All money raised in the Walk for the Animals and Bark in the Park Pet Expo will go to help the animals in the care of the Conway Area Humane Society. The society is grateful to lead sponsor, Adventure Suites, and to all who donated, raised money, volunteered, sponsored and took WALKIES — A total of $23,074 was raised through both individual and team walkers in the annual Walk for the Animals to benefit the Conway Area Humane Society. part in the event.

Littleton author Mike Dickerman’s new book

Throughout its rich and varied history, New Hampshire’s White Mountains region has played host to explorers and

adventurers, lumberjacks and locomotives, and numerous grand hotels and their wellheeled guests. These topics, and many others near and dear to area history buffs, are all featured in a new collection of historical pieces being published this month by longtime northern New Hampshire journalist and author Mike Dickerman. In his new book titled Stories from the White Mountains, Dickerman offers up a potpourri of stories and profiles that capture the spirit, tenacity and resourcefulness of those who have lived, worked, and played in these Great White Hills

of New Hampshire for the past two centuries. The book, published Sept. 24 by The History Press of Charleston, S.C., also touches on topics such as the devastating Hurricane of 1938, early explorations of the region, and tragic plane crashes in White Mountain annals. “There’s really something for everyone in this new anthology,” said Dickerman, who earlier this summer also saw The History Press publish a companion book of his titled, White Mountains Hiking History: Trailblazers of the Granite State. “From the logging railroads of yesteryear to the forest fire lookout towers of the mid-

twentieth century, and from the dangerous, snow-laden heights of Mount Washington to the pretentious grounds of the famed Mountain View House in Whitefield, I’ve covered a lot of ground with this book.” The Littleton author — who co-wrote the popular hiking guide, The 4000-Footers of the White Mountain and is co-editor of the current edition of the AMC White Mountain Guide — said the inclusion of a chapter on the 1938 hurricane is quite appropriate given that this is the 75th anniversary of the great September storm that felled a large portion of New Hampshire’s standing timber.

“I’ve tried to relate to readers what the storm meant to the region and how Granite Staters coped with the unprecedented damage caused by the hurricane’s rain and wind,” added the author. The story is complemented by a number of old photos, several of which have never before been published. The new 128-page softcover book is now available in many New Hampshire retail establishments and also from the author’s own business, Bondcliff Books of Littleton, N.H. (www.bondcliffbooks. com). For more information, call 603-444-4880 or send an e-mail to info@bondcliffbooks.com

Senior socials return

HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Rec is gearing up for the return of their senior socials offered on the first Tuesday of each month. So mark your calendar for Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harrison Fire Department Community Room. Harrison Rec is aware it is Senior Day at Fryeburg Fair. However last year, Rec officials found that many who attend the socials don’t walk around the fairgrounds.   The luncheon will feature homemade tuna noodle casserole, rolls, pumpkin pie, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $3 or a donation. Socializing and games before and after the luncheon are part of the event. Sponsors/volunteers and donations are always appreciated. For more information on the events or sponsoring one please contact, Paula at 5832241 or visit on Facebook at Town of Harrison Parks and Recreation to view photos, announcements or post a message.

Area births

Jessica F. (Smith) and Joshua D. Davenport of Casco, have a daughter, Lillianna May, born on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Lillianna May joins Zoey, age 3. Maternal grandparents: Eric Smith of Virginia Beach and Alicia Bartlett of Windham. Paternal grandparents: Debbie and Ron Davenport of Naples. Great-grandparents: Waine and Beverly Bartlett of Windham. Heather E. Anderson and Seth D. Merriam of Casco, have a daughter, Hadley Rowan Merriam, born on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Debra and Judd Vreeland of Oxford, Md. Paternal grandparents: Norma and Fremont Merriam of Naples. Great-grandparent: Hope Seibert of Oxford, Md. Bethany A. Michaud and Nicolas A. Sindlinger, have a daughter, Madison Gene Sindlinger, born on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Dennis and Elizabeth Michaud of Casco. Paternal grandparents: Arthur and Donna Sindlinger of Bridgton. Great-grandparents: Laurette Baggett of Casco; Bob and Ruth Michaud of Naples. Amanda L. Zimont and Chris M. Fogg of Windham, have a son, Christopher Thomas Fogg, born on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Christopher joins Raychel Dulac, age 8. Maternal grandparents: Lou and Deb Godin of Windham. Paternal grandparents: Greg and Vicki Harmon of Denmark. Megan M. (Foreman) and Craig R. Barry of Fryeburg, have a son, Noah Benjamin Corliss Barry, born on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Noah joins Maddison, age 8. Maternal grandparents: James and Rilda Foreman of Ft. Kent. Paternal grandparents: Bob and Teresa Prouty of Fryeburg; John and Leslie Barry, also of Fryeburg. Great-grandparents: Corliss and Shirley Watson of Fryeburg.

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Regional Sports

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Lakers bounce back after loss FIELD HOCKEY Lakers 5, Greely 0: Lucy Fowler scored both her goals in the first half, one at 27:35, unassisted and the second at 2:33 assisted by Abby Scott-Mitchell as the Lakers improved to 5-2 with a home victory over the Rangers. Scott-Mitchell scored her three goals in the second half — one at 26:50, unassisted, her second at 22:48, assisted by Fowler and her third at 20:03, assisted by Mackenzie Mondville. Lake Region defensive players Casey Heath, Samantha Marucci and Courtney Yates did a great job, hardly allowing the ball in the circle and did not allow any shots on goal, Coach Pauline Webb said. Greely goalie Sabrina Thompson had 11 saves. “It was great to see the girls bounce back from their loss against Falmouth last Friday,” said Coach Webb, whose club is presently ranked third in Class B West, behind York (7-0) and Spruce Mountain (6-0-1). • JV players played 7-on-7 and once again did some nice things, but lost 2-1. Madison Wildey is back on the team this year, after taking her freshman year off, and is doing some great things on the defensive end, Coach Webb said. Nicole Marucci scored for LR off a breakaway and a nice hard drive.

PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE DEFENSE — Lake Region junior Abby ScottMitchell (right) battles for the loose ball against Falmouth Friday. The Lakers lost 2-0 to the Yachtsmen, but bounced back to beat Greely behind Scott-Mitchell’s hat trick. The Lakers improved to 5-2. (Rivet Photo) Falmouth 2, Lakers 0: Jillian Rothweiler scored in the first half, assisted by Leika Scott, with 2:15 left on a roller across the front of the net, which LR goalie Meghan VanLoan appeared to be screened on. 

“Meghan called for the ball, but there was some unfortunate miscommunication and Falmouth was able to capitalize on it,” Coach Webb said. “I felt we dominated the first half, keeping the ball in the Falmouth half

of the field for most of the half. But, we couldn’t get the ball into the circle enough to get good shots on goal.” LR had 3 shots on goal the first half and Falmouth had 2. RECAPS, Page C

Clips bring LR back to earth By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Brian Jahna saw the scoreboard, he tried to keep the outcome in perspective. Guest: 63 Home: 0 “It’s a loss, but it’s only a loss and we will move forward. We’ll be fine. I thought our guys came out in the second half with the right frame of mind and played hard. We know at the end of the day we want to compete and win, but if we don’t, I know I have the best group of young men that I could possibly ask for,” Lake Region varsity football coach Brian Jahna said after seeing his club steamrolled by Yarmouth. “As long as we play the game the right way, we will be able to hold our heads high no matter what the score is. We made some mistakes that football-wise we are not happy with, but as young men, I am proud of them with the way they acted here tonight.” Even the head official complimented the Lakers as they walked off the field. “Thank you for staying classy out there,” he said. It could have turned ugly in terms of chippy play, but the Lakers took their lumps and plan to move on. Unlike a week ago, the Lakers made too many mistakes against a top-flight club like Yarmouth

PUNT BLOCK ON — Yarmouth’s Rhys Eddy stretches out to block Lake Region’s Marcus Devoe’s punt Friday night. (Rivet Photo) to even have a remote chance to keep the game close. “We talked about it all week that we couldn’t afford to turn the ball over against a very good team like Yarmouth. They execute as good, if not better than, any team in the state. We knew if we made mistakes, they

would steamroll us. And, that’s what they did,” Coach Jahna said. “I thought we would have higher energy coming out after our win over Mountain Valley. We were battling a lot of emotions all week (being Homecoming), it was exhausting, not something you may want when you are having to play a team like Yarmouth, which is

machine-like.” If the Lakers had an ounce of giddiness left from their stunning win over Mountain Valley, Yarmouth slapped them with a dose of cold reality. The Clippers returned the opening kickoff to the Laker 17, and with just 1:31 off the clock, Yarmouth was up 7-0 as Thomas Lord scored from four yards out. The Laker defense had a chance to dodge the bullet forcing a fourth down play, but speedy Matthew Klepinger (seven carries, 94 yards) showed how he can make a cut and go on a dime, slicing through the front wall for a 10 yard gain. “They were quick everywhere. They were quick to the edges, they were quick on cutbacks. There was no way to replicate their speed in practice. All we could do was to impress upon our guys to stay with the assignments. We didn’t do that,” Coach Jahna said. “We didn’t play the kind of defense that we did the past two weeks. We got a little bit sloppy.” Sloppy play put the Lakers in a big hole. After a punt pinned the Lakers on their own six-yard line, a fumbled snap was recovered by the Clippers. Matthew Woodbury, who torched the Laker defense for 108 yards, scored the first of his two touchdowns from nine yards out. EARTH, Page C

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK Meghan Skarbinski has been fully committed to improving her field hockey game this season. “Meghan committed to the summer program as well as any optional workouts that were available to her. She is truly a ‘workhorse’ out there in practices and games,” Lake Region varsity field hockey coach Pauline Webb said. “She has been willing to play in any position I have put her in without any complaints. She is physically very strong and is playing with so much determination this year; she will definitely make a big impact for this team.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Meghan is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Skarbinski File Name: Meghan Skarbinski Year in School: Senior Town: Bridgton Parents: Beth and Michael Skarbinski Sports you play: Field hockey School organizations: Interact Club School honors: Honor Roll Q. Who is your biggest fan and why? MS. My mom, she is always at my games. She goes into work early just so she can make it to every game. She supports me and helps me become a better player in every way

Meghan Skarbinski she can. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… MS. … I feel that I gave everything I have and I feel confident in what I did to benefit the team. Q. What is your favorite sport and why? MS. Field hockey is my favorite sport because when I get on the field I forget everything on my mind and concentrate on the game. It can instantly change your mood. Q. If I could change one thing about yourself as an athlete, I would change… MS. …I would change the way I get frustrated when I mess up. It messes with the way I play, and it only has negative effects on my team. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and who do you consider a good teammate (why)? MS. A good teammate is someone who dedicates themselves to the team and helps you get better whether you were friends off or on the field. A good teammate is someone who is willing to take advice to make themselves better, committing to MEGHAN, Page C

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GIRLS’ SOCCER Freeport 3, Raiders 0: “Our young defense made mistakes after playing even with them for long stretches,” Coach John Atwood said. Raiders 1, Kennebunk 1: Goalie Sydney Charles turned in a strong game turning away 15 shots. Orie Inirio scored with 3 minutes left to tie the game. Strong play by backs McKenna Gerchman, Ali Fraize, Lexi L’Heureux-Carland and Mckenzie Buzzell.  Next: The Raiders (1-3-1) travel to Gray on Saturday for a 3 p.m. game, and host Wells on Monday and Poland on Wednesday, both games at 4 p.m. VARSITY GOLF The Raiders presently sit at 2-5. “We have started as many as three freshmen and a sophomore in matches so the lack of experience and match play nerves have been an obstacle to overcome,” Raider Coach Chris Dutton said. “However, we have lost three matches by one point, so we have been battling in close contests, just coming up short. I am so pleased with the efforts from the team. Getting experience for the young players on the squad will pay off in the long run and upcoming years. I have been pleased with the attitude and efforts by all of the members of STANDING HER GROUND — Fryeburg Academy’s the team so far.” In a 6-1 loss to Lake Region (Hung Dau was the only Emily Davidson fires the ball into the attack zone during varsity field hockey action. (Rivet Photo) member of the team to earn a point in the contest), the Raiders

CATCHING SOME AIR — Frances Kimball skies high during Friday night’s Lake Region cheering halftime routine. (Rivet Photo) struggled at Bridgton Highlands course. “It’s a narrow and demanding course off the tee, and as young as we are as a team, the experience showed from not being familiar with it,” Coach Dutton said. “We had a great match with them the week before as Lake Region edged us 4-3 by taking the last point on team score, which they won by a single stroke.” Tyler Worcester, Van Nguyen and Keegan Jones earned victories in the contest. The Raiders won last Wednesday against Sacopee at home by a score of 5.5-1.5. Tyler Worcester and Van Nguyen, along with Mike Davis and Keegan Jones, earned victories in their matches and Hung Dau earned a half point, as well. The girls’ and boys’ qualifiers for the state championships loom closely as the girls will attempt to qualify on Monday, Sept. 30. Van Nguyen and Liz Dyer have qualified the past RAIDER SPORTS, Page C


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BULLING AHEAD FOR MORE YARDS AFTER THE CATCH — Tight end Nick Hall drags a Yarmouth defender for a few more yards after making a catch over the middle Friday night. (Rivet Photos)

Yarmouth brings Lakers back to earth in big way

JUST A LITTLE LATE — Yarmouth quarterback Brady Neujahr managed to get the pass away before being pressured by Lake Region’s Eric Christensen.

OUT OF HIS REACH — Above, after trying to gain a few extra yards on a kickoff return, LR’s Trenton Hartford (#89) had the football ripped out of his hands. He tried to recover the loose ball, but it was covered up by Yarmouth. At right, Donovan Eaton was busy as a return man as Yarmouth put up 63 points. Eaton had a big run early in the game, moving the ball deep into Clipper territory with a 26-yard run. But the Clipper defense responded to the challenge and prevented the Lakers from scoring, ending the threat with a QB sack for a 14yard loss.

(Continued from Page C) Needing a response, the Lakers regained their composure and threatened to get back into the game as quarterback Quinn Piland, making a return from an injured ankle, found Nick Wandishin for a 23-yard strike. Piland kept the drive moving with a quick toss over the middle to tight end Nick Hall for 12 yards. Just as he did a week ago, Donovan Eaton broke free on the left side and scampered 26 yards to the Y-5. But, the Clippers swarmed to the ball, sacking Piland on third down for a 14-yard loss. LR tried to catch the Clippers sleeping using a run on fourth down, but Eric Christensen gained just eight yards. Cam Harriman recovered a Yarmouth fumble to stop a drive at the LR-10. Unable to move the ball, the Lakers were forced to punt. Sophomore Marcus Devoe’s boot was blocked, and Yarmouth punched it in from a yard out, using battering ram Lord to make it 19-0. Penalties and a short punt put the Lakers behind the eight ball again with 3:59 left until halftime. Yarmouth’s quarterback Brady Neujahr hooked up with Woodbury from 36 yards out for a 25-0 lead. When things go bad, many times they just get worse. On the ensuing kickoff, LR returner Trenton Hartford fought for additional yards, but had the ball pried out of his hands. Grant Tobias recovered the ball, and Yarmouth wasted little time finding the end zone. Neujahr scrambled for 10 yards, and Klepinger slipped a tackle by Eaton on a counter play to score from 11 yards out with 3:09 until the break. Yarmouth 32, Lakers 0. Another three-and-out forced the Lakers to punt the ball with 30 seconds left

YARMOUTH 63 LAKERS 0 First Downs: LR 5, YAR 8 Penalties: LR 5-40, YAR 8-65 Rushing: LR 34-60, YAR 30-310 Individual Rushing: LR, Eric Christensen 6-11, Cody Gibbons 7-21, Quinn Piland 5-(19), Cole Jakobs 12, Douglas Banks 1-0, Donovan Eaton 6-30, Gunnar Harriman 7-14, Luke Porter 1-1; YAR, Matthew Woodbury 8-108, Matthew Klepinger 7-94 Passing: LR 5-9-53; YAR 3-12-73 Receiving: LR, Nick Hall 2-16, Nick Wandishin 3-37 Tackles (solo, assist, total): LR, Donovan Eaton 30-3, Cody Gibbons 2-1-3, Jay Justison 3-1-4, Gunnar Harriman 6-0-6, Paco Casillo 2-0-2, Eric Christensen 11-2, Sean Edwards 3-0-3, Ron Hall 1-0-1, Douglas Banks 1-0-1, Cam Harriman 0-2-2. Fumble Recovery: Cam Harriman from their own 19. Devoe’s kick was fielded by Ryan Nason, who trucked down the right sideline. A Laker was flagged for a “hit to the head,” which added 15 more yards to the return. With 6.5 seconds left, LR linebacker Jay Justison stuffed Woodbury two yards shy of the goal line. Yarmouth kept their foot on the gas pedal in the second half, capitalizing on a Piland interception as Woodbury broke loose for a 58-yard run, setting up a 25-yard TD by Klepinger. LR continued to selfdestruct as a quick pitch was fumbled and recovered by Yarmouth’s Benjamin Still. The miscue set up a 12-yard run by Jonathan Snyder. Down 44-0, Coach Jahna

turned the controls over to sophomore quarterback Douglass Banks, who had sparked some of the offensive magic a week ago with two well-placed TD passes. But, the Lakers took the conservative approach the rest of the way, keeping the ball on the ground and finding little success. “They didn’t give us much inside. They’re very talented. It was difficult trying to figure out where the soft spot was. We have some young linemen that are still developing physically and sometimes they get beat physically,” Coach Jahna said. “We were turning the ball over for scores, I didn’t want a sloppy interception end up in the end zone. So, we went to FOOTBALL, Page C


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Laker recaps (Continued from Page C) Fowler put a shot in the goal early in the second half, which would have tied the game, but the official called it “dangerous” as the well-struck drive sailed over the Falmouth goalie’s shoulder. “We had more opportunities in the second half with five shots on goal, but Falmouth’s goalie denied us (she had three saves).” Falmouth had three more shots on goal the second half with their second goal being scored at 18:23 by Mickey Richards, off a rebound from goalie pads. LR goalie Meghan VanLoan had two saves; Falmouth had a total of 5 shots on goal. “Sophomore Molly Christensen had a great game playing link and feeding the ball to her forwards ahead of her,” Coach Webb reported. • JV played 7-on-7 and lost 2-1. Nicole Marucci scored unassisted for LR. Next: The Lakers host Cape Elizabeth on Friday at 4 p.m., travel to Poland on Tuesday (4 p.m.) and then host Fryeburg Academy on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER Kennebunk 3, Lakers 1: Taylor Currier scored a first half goal for the Lakers to knot the game at 1-1, but the Rams scored two unanswered goals in the second half for the victory. Waynflete 2, Lakers 2: Waynflete jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead, but the Lakers came out firing in the second half and tied the game behind two goals from CeCe Hancock.  The Lakers continued to press into the two overtime periods and CeCe almost recorded the hat trick only to see her potential game winner sail inches over the crossbar. Traip Academy 3, Lakers 0: The Lakers traveled to Kittery to face Traip Academy for the third game of the week during Homecoming activities. Sustaining injuries to four starters during the game, the Lakers could not rally, falling 3-0 on the road. The Lakers have played stretches of excellent soccer, going into the halftime break tied against both Wells and Kennebunk only to lose in the second half, Coach Harvey Toews said.  “The second half dominating performance against Waynflete was an example of what this young team is capable of when all players are focused and healthy,” Coach Toews said. “The team looks forward to continued improvement and greater consistency moving into the middle of the schedule over the next two weeks.” Freshman Kristen Huntress has been strong in the Laker midfield with sophomore Devynn Turner anchoring the back line.

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LONG REACH — Lake Region senior back Courtney Yates reaches out to knock the ball away from an opposing player during recent varsity field hockey action. The Lakers were blanked by Falmouth on Friday, but bounced back with a convincing win over Greely Monday. (Rivet Photos) Next: The Lakers host Freeport Saturday at 6:45 p.m. then travel to Gray-New Gloucester on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game. The next home game is Friday, Oct. 4 against Poland at 3:30 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER The Lakers continue to struggle to find themselves, falling to 0-6 on the season.  With freshman Zeke Tocci and JJ Eaton joining the defensive line this year, the Lakers continue to look for balance.  Junior co-captains Nick Ball and sophomore Brandan George have stepped up well to fill the middle defensive spots, but against the well-balanced, veteran teams in Classs B West, they have not been given any time to rest, Coach Michael Chaine said.  Sophomores Alex Langadas, Taylor Davis, Matthew Buchanan and Mason Laplante have joined the returning upperclassmen — seniors Logan Wears, Jake Hammond and Joelson Rodrigues and juniors Kolin Wyman, Kevin Flanigan, Ethan Green and co-captain goalie Mike Rust. The Lakers dropped three contests — 3-0 to Wells, 7-1 to Sacopee Valley (LR goal by Alex Langadas), and 17-0 to Kennebunk. • The JV team continues to improve, though short for players (making it necessary for the majority of the varsity underclassmen to play on both teams). Senior Ryan Donkin, junior Brandon Boody, freshman Riley Wears, Douglass Mayo, Josh Perkins and Andrew Whited have received a chance to see full-time game play. The Laker JV lost to Wells 5-0, 4-3 to Sacopee Valley (LR goals were by Zeke Tocci (2), Ethan Green and Matt Buchanan), and 4-1 to Kennebunk (Laker goal by Alex Langadas). Next: The Lakers travel to Freeport on Friday for a 3:30 p.m. game, and host Gray-New Gloucester on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6:45 p.m. LAKER RECAPS, Page C

PROTECTING THE BALL — Miranda Chadbourne of Lake Region seeks out an open teammate Friday against Falmouth.

(Continued from Page C) our base offense, which we need to improve upon. I wanted to drive the ball and not make a mistake that would result in a quick score for them.” Yarmouth’s reserve Cody Cook was another burner. He scored from 32 yards out to end the third quarter, tacked on another score on a blocked punt to start the fourth quarter, and closed the book with a 36-yard run on fourth down to

make it 63-0. What a rollercoaster ride — a major high a week ago, and a major downer the next. A football bounces in funny ways — it will be interesting to see how it bounces this Friday night. Next: The Lakers host Gray-New Gloucester Friday night at 7 p.m. The Patriots enter the game 0-3 with losses to Yarmouth (36-6), Freeport (18-12) and Leavitt (52-0). “We need to get back to taking care of our assignments, not trying to do too much, and we’ll be fine,” Coach Jahna said.

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Lake Region sports highlights (Continued from Page C) CROSS COUNTRY With Number 2 runner Justin Black out, the Lakers received solid efforts from Nick Aceto and Nick Scarlett. “They ran within themselves,” Coach Dan Dors said. “They have shown big improvement.” The meet consisted of 44 competitors. Winning time was 15:50. For the Lakers: 16. Nick Aceto, 19:02

19. Nick Scarlett, 19:23 31. Ben Roy, 20:19 33. Kyle DeSouza, 21:07 35. Tucker Irish, 22:06 Team scores: Freeport 24, Gray-NG 43, Kennebunk 65, Lake Region 108. Already low in numbers, the Lakers saw their pack drop to three runners as Audrey Blais sat out the meet due to injury (Coach Dors is hopeful she will return this week). Addie Blais ran well

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(Continued from Page C) the team, coach and season makes you a good teammate. I think every girl on my team is a good teammate because we are all working toward the same goal! So, we are helping each other out to become the best players we can be. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? MS. I believe I bring good spirit to my team and I give each game everything I have. I think I benefit my team by always trying my hardest and not giving up. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? MS. A good coach is someone who pushes you to do your best and doesn’t let you give up. Someone who gives you constructive criticism to make you better. A good coach helps you to strive to be the best that you can be.

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in her sister’s absence with a 21:14 for tenth place (winning time was 19:26). Jen Springer (34th in 32:45) and Isabel Brake (35th in 33:02) posted their best times of the season, showing steady progress. Team scores: Freeport 20, Kennebunk 41, Gray-NG 78, Lake Region no score. Next: The Lakers head to York Friday for a meet with the Wildcats, Wells and Falmouth. Girls open at 4:30 p.m., boys at 5 p.m. GOLF The Lakers fell short in a tri-team match against Freeport (4-3) and Cape Elizabeth (6-1). LR scores against Freeport (par 36): Ben Chaine 47, down 2 strokes Tyler Walker 42, up 16 strokes Nick Scarlett 61, down 5 strokes Ryan Hodgdon 56, up 3 strokes LR had no fifth player LR scores against Cape: Ben Chaine 47, down 14 strokes Tyler Walker 42, up 5 strokes

Nick Scarlett 61, down 19 strokes Ryan Hodgdon 56, down 7 strokes Against Fryeburg Academy at Bridgton Highlands, the Lakers notched a 6-1 victory. Here’s the breakdown: Ben Chaine, LR, 39/Tyler Worcester, FA, 52 Tyler Walker, LR, 46/Van Nguyen, FA, 52 Evan Kellough, LR, 55/ Jake Maidment, FA, 63 Nick Scarlett, LR, 61/ Mike Davis, FA, 62 Zach Heath, LR, 81/Hung Dao, FA, 60 Sully Tidd, LR, 60/ Damian Eldridge, FA, 78 Lakers 200, Raiders 226 At Bridgton Highlands against Cape Elizabeth (91), the Lakers (6-3) fell 4-3. Here’s the breakdown: Ben Chaine 51, down 14 Tyler Walker, 47, up four strokes Evan Kellough, 61, down 17 Nick Scarlett 57, up seven strokes Sully Tidd, 59, down 8 Ryan Hodgdon 62, up three strokes Lakers 214, Capers 183

The Lake Region Middle School cross-country team traveled to Fryeburg last Thursday to open the season. The Lakers faced Poland, Falmouth, Kennett and Fryeburg. There were 63 girls and 50 boys. The Laker girls were led by Kennedy Brake in 15th place with a time of 15:49. Following Kennedy were Eleina Sturk, Emily Colson, Rachel Jensen and Destiny MacDougall. “A great showing for

our first meet with all girls improving on last year’s times,” said LRMS Coach Kevin McDonald. On the boys’ side, Andrew Gianattasio led the way with a time of 14:24, good for 14th place. Andrew was followed closely by Cam Mesevre at 14:39. Rounding out the scoring for the Lakers were Tim Holbrook 15:18 and Ethan Colson 20:43. • Monday saw the Lakers at home against Greely, Poland, Sacopee Valley and Merriconeag. On the girls’ side, the team placed third led by Kennedy

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Raider weekly sports highlights (Continued from Page C) CROSS-COUNTRY If the Raider boys were looking for a good measuring stick as to where they currently stand, they found one last week. At Royal River Park in Yarmouth, the Raiders squared off against topranked Cape Elizabeth. The Capers captured three of the top four spots en route to a meet win with 22 points. The Raiders were second with 45 points, led by Patrick Carty, who placed fifth in 17:00. Liam Simpson won the 5000 meter run in 16:25. The Raiders’ combined team 5K time ranks them seventh out of 69 teams — all classes in the state right now according to Maine Mile Split, Coach Bill Reilly reported. “Carty continues to shine. In my 24 years, only six other runners have run faster and he is only a sophomore,” Coach Reilly said. Eric Hannes and TJ Rose were close to sub 18 minute times while Liuke Yang and Jon Burk are charging. The Numbers six and seven continue to be a duel between Tyler O’Keefe, Liam LeConey and Sully Briggs with freshman Christian Bedell making his statement. “The rest of the team continues to develop,” Coach Reilly said. Here’s how FA runners fared: 7. Eric Hannes, 18:08 8. TJ Rose, 18:09 12. Jon Burk, 18:44 13. Liuke Yang, 18:50 20. Sully Briggs, 19:39 21. Christian Bedell, 19:41 22. Tyler O’Keefe, 19:44 23. Liam LeConey, 19:55 29. Njemile Philip, 20:46 34. Nick Kiesman, 21:07 38. Jesse Liljedahl, 21:19 44. Ethan Swayze, 22:58 45. David Powers, 22:59 54. Reed Wales, 27:30 Sickness and recoveries continue to hold the girls back, as four of FA’s top five did not run. “The bright spots were Juliet Fink, who went to a whole new level with her second place finish, and Kristen Dostie, who continues to improve rapidly in her first year of cross country,” Coach Reilly said. “If this team can get healthy and have everybody on board, they could really be a player

TRYING TO SHAKE FREE — Like receiver Cody Loewe, the Fryeburg Academy football team will look to shake free from a winless start when they host Morse this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (Rivet Photo) at Regionals. I am hoping for the best and patience is the best strategy right now.” Hannah Austin of North Yarmouth Academy posted the fastest time in 19:48. Here’s how the Raiders fared: 2. Juliet Fink, 21:22 13. Kristen Dostie, 24:08 20. Antonina Chechseu, 27:43 24. Danae Dostie, 28:51 25. Chelsea Abraham, 29:07 26. Amber Dindorf, 29:07 In team standings, Cape was first with 27 points followed by Waynflete (62), North Yarmouth Academy (62) and Fryeburg Academy (80). Next: This Saturday, the Raiders travel to a big meet, The Manchester Invitational to mix it up with teams from across New England. FOOTBALL The last time Mt. Ararat won a football game was in 2009, a 20-6 victory over Edward Little. The Eagles went on to lose 29 straight. The drought ended Friday night when Mt. Ararat gave head coach Frank True his first win with a 4226 victory at the expense of the Raiders. Early on, the teams were

tied 6-6 and 12-12. The Eagles took a 26-20 lead, and pulled away on runs of four and two yards. The FA defense was unable to stop Jordan Castonguay, who carried the ball 18 times for 144 yards including a 23-yard TD. Bru Abreau was also a thorn in the Raiders’ side, rushing for 127 yards on 22 carries. Next: The Raiders (03) host Morse (2-1) this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Shipbuilders are led by running backs Liam McDonough and James Laser. In the two wins, McDonough has rushed for 305 yards on 58 carries (5.3 yards per carry), while

Laser reached the end zone twice last week and had a six carry, 85-yard game in the opening win over Oceanside (23-16). Morse beat Gardiner last week 288. The Shipbuilders were blanked by Falmouth 7-0 on a rainy night. FIELD HOCKEY Raiders 7, Poland 1: Under the lights last Thursday night at Poland, Nicole Thurston scored three goals and Emily Davidson fired in two to lead the Raiders past the Knights. Skye Dole and Bridget Tweedie also scored. Maddie Davis (defense) played “exceptionally well ,keeping the ball from penetrating the circle on our defensive end,” Coach Dede Frost said. York 4, Raiders 0: The Raiders traveled to York on Monday, and lost to the Wildcats to fall to 3-4 (the Raiders are ranked seventh in the Class B West Heals).  The game was scoreless until 8 minutes remaining in the first half. York scored on a corner and then again at the 3 minute mark as a ball bounced off a Fryeburg stick.  Makayla Frost had a great game controlling the ball in the midfield with superior drives, while goalie  Jasmine Ramsay had a great deal of practice defending the net against multiple scoring attempts. Sydney Andreoli played exceptionally well in multiple positions on the forward line, Coach Frost said. Some cool stats: Mackenzie Hill had a hat trick against Gray on Sept. 9 Nicole Thurston had a hat trick against Freeport on Sept. 11, and again against Poland last week. Other multiple goal scorers are: Skye Dole, Bridgett RAIDER, Page C

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Regional sports

The view of Crescent and Panther Pond from Rattlesnake Mountain. (Photo courtesy of Franklinsites.com)

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“There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest,” — Alex Lowe By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer There are no rattlesnakes on Rattlesnake Mountain in Casco. Actually, no rattlesnakes have been seen anywhere in

Maine since 1901, but the name of the mountain persists. The Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) for which this mountain is named used to be found from the Massachusetts border up to the White Mountains in Maine and New Hampshire. However, not only is it no longer found in Maine, there is only one known population in New Hampshire where it is on the State Endangered Wildlife list as Critically

Several varieties of wild mushrooms were found along the Rattlesnake Mountain trail. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

Raider report (Continued from Page C) Tweedie and Emily Davidson. “As a team, the girls continue to find a combination that can maintain tough defense while still creating scoring opportunities for the offense. We are currently working with three new goalies to put in the net and they may rotate depending on each game situation,” Coach Frost said. “Although more inexperienced than we may have been in past years, we have made a tremendous amount of progress in the past couple weeks and look forward to being competitive as the season continues to progress.” Next: The Raiders travel to Gray on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game, and host Falmouth Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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The trail along the spine of Rattlesnake Mountain was not difficult. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

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Imperiled. The Timber Rattlesnake is a large, thick black snake measuring 36 to 60 inches with a large triangular head and a large rattle at the end of the tail. Louise Lester, the Raymond Town Clerk and an active member of the Raymond Historical Society, provided some history on the name of Rattlesnake Mountain in Casco when we recently met her at the Peppermill Restaurant in Limerick. She said “Rattlesnakes were once common on Rattlesnake Mountain up until the 1880s,” and added, “There was a vigorous effort by local farmers to eradicate them, and the snakes were also hunted for their medicinal value. As a result, any trace of rattlers has been long ago eliminated on the mountain.” There are 55 Rattlesnake Mountains in the United States, and three in Maine. In addition to the 1,030-foot summit in Casco/Raymond, there is a Rattlesnake Mountain (1,179 feet) in Porter and another Rattlesnake Mountain (1,350 feet) in East Stoneham. There is also a Rattlesnake Pool and Flume on the south flanks of Blueberry Mountain in Stoneham. Another seven Rattlesnake Mountains are found in New Hampshire. Steve Pinkham in his Mountains of Maine – Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names lists a fourth Rattlesnake Mountain in Maine located in Albany Township with an elevation of 1,494 feet. However I’ve not been able to locate any mountain by this name nor this height in that area, so I will stick with the three listed above that I can confirm. Rattlesnake Mountain in Casco is a long, nearly level ridge and is an easy climb suitable for children. The trail to the summit is the BriMar Trail named for Brian and Marlene Huntress who hiked the trail in the mid1960s. After crossing a field from the parking lot, the trail follows a woods road for a short while and then climbs the eastern shoulder of the ridge. The trail is on private land and is maintained by the Huntress family as part of their Tree Farm. There are two open ledges along the ridge — one about one-half miles from the trail head and the other at the southwestern

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Regional sports By Eddie Mastro and Travis Dube Baseball: The Bridgton Academy baseball team trav-

eled down to play UNE this Pitcher Brandon Golver past Wednesday night under the (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) lights and came back with an started and threw three innings impressive 14-4 win. allowing two earned runs. Jake Smith (East Longmeadow, Mass.) earned the win pitching four innings with five strikeouts.  Other stars of the game were Cody Younger (Middleboro, Mass.) who went 3-for-3 with four runs batted in; John Williams (Mashpee, Mass.) with two doubles and two RBI; and Anthony Sciaudone (York) with two hits and two RBI. In total, nine different players had a RBI. On Saturday, the Wolverines traveled to Lynn, Mass. to face Central Connecticut State in a double header. The first game was a complete pitching effort by Cody Yonger, Gehrig Schilling (Medfield, Mass.) and Jimmy Fitzgerald (Canton, Mass.) with a combined seven strikeouts and seven hits with only one run allowed. Antony Sciaudone went 1for-3 with two runs and a RBI. John Williams went 3-for-3, with two RBI, and a double. Final score in the first game was 6-1. In the second game, Connor Johnson (Taunton, Mass.) pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts. Sciaudone and Yonger each had three hits. CONNOR ESCHMANN of Bridgton Academy searches Christian Montembeau (Eliot), out a teammate during lacrosse action. Evan Morris (Pembroke, Mass.), (Photo by Nick LeBel) Kevin Huscher (Middleboro, Mass.), Shane Carpenter (Florham Park, N.J.) and Abe Grainger (Bedford, Mass.) each had a RBI, which ultimately led to an 11-2 win. Soccer: The Bridgton er, map and compass, flash(Continued from Page C) Guide for more information light or headlamp and cell Academy soccer team squared on the Rattlesnake Mountain phone. Let someone know off with another ISL opponent your hiking plans before you Noble and Greenough. From the trail. get go, the boys had a hard time What to bring: Clothes leave! with the high pressing tactics of Next: The next hiking col- the Noble squad. Noble would suitable to the season (hat, gloves, jacket), rain gear, umn will be on Mount Israel, score in the first 5 minutes on a touring poles, sunglasses, Sandwich, N.H. For the next set piece from around midfield, water and snacks, personal Denmark Mountain Hikers’ which was knocked down in the first aid kit, pocket knife, climb, check The Bridgton box, only to be slotted home by an unmarked Noble player. whistle, matches or fire start- News community calendar. Their second goal would come with about 10 minutes left in the first half when an errant pass from a Bridgton player was picked off by a Noble midfielder, who drove it into the box and finished calmly for a 20 lead. The match would finish at that score. The BA soccer team then took to the road to compete in the first Prep Showcase, a collection of the top 16 prep teams in the region playing in the same location. College coaches from all over the country showed up including Wake Forest, North Carolina, Indiana, American, Xavier, George Mason, Boston College and over 70 others.  Hotchkiss had a team loaded with talent including four blue chip Division I players from Africa. The match was exciting to watch, with each team creating chances both ways. Goalkeeper Zach Lombard (Saco) was forced to make some good saves, but he was up to the challenge throughout the day having his finest performance of the season. The BA back line of Casey Hamill (Chelmsford, Mass.), Andrew Terreri (Guilford, Conn.), Pat Kinee (Brunswick), and Brian Wheeler (Hanover, Mass.) also did very well containing some very dynamic attacking players from Hotchkiss.

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The game finished with a 0-0 draw as the #8 nationally ranked Bridgton Academy soccer team tied the fifth-ranked Hotchkiss School. Lacrosse: Bridgton’s lacrosse team took to the field this past Saturday against the Maine Lobsterman. BA came out firing on all cylinders and continued to battle the whole game. Although the outcome was not what the Wolverines where looking for, as it was a 17-8 loss, there was still some bright spots. Joe Christman (Wilbraham, Mass.) had five goals, Grant Peacock (Montreal, Calif.), Matt McCutcheon (Duxbury, Mass.) and Colin Conley (Dudley, Mass.) each had a goal. Football: The Bridgton Academy football team returned to the field Sunday in a contest with the Pioneers from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.  The game was a tough fought battle that was highlighted by defensive stands on both sides.  Each offense offered explosive plays, but in the end each mustered only one score. 

The opening drive saw Sacred Heart take the ball deep into the red zone, only to be stopped short by the stiffened resolve of the BA defense. A missed field goal attempt left the game scoreless. The teams then exchanged a number of punts. Throughout the first half, Sacred Heart won the battle of field position, but was unable to tally any points against the Wolverine defense. Bridgton’s efforts were buoyed by the punting of Ryan McGann (Hopewell, N.J.), whose kicks helped give the defense room to work. The second quarter saw the offense find its stride as Chris Mullins (Centerville, Va.) connected on multiple passes to Troy Pelletier (Manchester, N.H.) to put the Wolverines across midfield. Though the drive stalled out, McGann once again helped out by pinning Sacred Heart deep in its own end.  Malik Lee (Mashpee, Mass.) had his best day yet as a Wolverine, providing a number key first down runs and led the team in rushing. The offensive

line held its own with great efforts by Nate Chrzanowski (Mashpee, Mass.), Rob Eldridge (Carver, Mass.), Charlie Montablano (Phillipston, Mass.), Dan Feeley (Winthrop, Mass.), Ben Cormier (Bridgewater, Mass.), and Pat Barrett (Hingham, Mass.).  The second half saw more of the same. Both teams’ defense made just enough plays to keep the opposing offenses off the board. The BA defense got good work up front from Joe Eitner (Milford, Pa.), John Strezo (Burlington, Mass.), Deon Doctor (Bedford Hills, N.Y.), Shamis Henry (Flemington, N.J.), Joshuah Brown (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) and Dilon Owen (Somers, N.Y.).  In the secondary, Victor Olagibaye (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) broke up a pass and was part of a solid effort with Jhalen Bien Amie (Boston, Mass.).  In the third quarter, Mike English (Arlington, Mass.) helped move the chains with three critical catches, the second of which set up the offense with

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ON THE PARADE ROUTE — Queen candidates were freshman Molly Rickert, Helena Luce, Brittany Perreault and Jackie Laurent. The sophomores took the top float prize, but it was the seniors who prevailed with an overall score of 71, followed by the juniors with 65, sophomores 62 and freshmen 42. (Rivet Photos)

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a chance deep in Sacred Heart territory. But unfortunately, BA missed on its own field goal attempt and the score remained 0-0. Sacred Heart finally broke through late in the third quarter with a 30-yard touchdown pass that saw the receiver cut all the way back across the field. On his way to pay dirt, there were many missed tackles, and the defense let one slip by.  However, the game was far from over, as the defense quickly atoned for their miss-step when Matt Garcia (Arlington, Mass.) forced a fumble giving the team the ball back at Sacred Hearts’ 45-yard line.  Malik Lee took it the rest of the way needing only two carries to get in the end zone. Unfortunately, the PAT went wide right and Sacred Heart remained in the lead 7-6. BA would get one more chance and they drove the ball deep into Sacred Heart territory. A third down pass from Mullins connected with Pelletier for what was the apparent go ahead score. But, Pelletier was ruled out of bounds. On fourth down, Mullins found and open Prince Uneagbu (Boston, Mass.) at the goal line, but contact between the Sacred Heart defender and Prince drew no interference, BA turned the ball back over to Sacred Heart and the game ended, with a score of 7-6 in favor of Sacred Heart.  All BA sports return home for the annual Alumni and Parents Homecoming weekend this weekend.


Opinion & Comment

September 26, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

The Weak in Review:

Airheads create plan

Dissatisfied with threatening to shut down only the government, House Majority Leader John Boehner hinted last week that his delegation was considering shutting down the supply of air in the United States. This plan remains “on the table,” he said, unless Republican demands are met to completely defund all social programs “forever,” or at least until EARLY MORNING VIEW with the sun and fog rising was captured here by Alexa Baumgardner of Naples. “just before the 2014 elections.” “Hopefully, everyone without their own supply of air would be dead by that date, anyway,” Congressman James Freemarket said. “That means that anyone still breathing would be able to see quite clearly on which side their bread was moldy.” He added, “I just want my country back. I cheerfully wave at kids while they wait sleepily for the Clearly, there are too many people taking up my valuable bus at 6:30 in the morning as I drive to work. They wave resources.” back, sometimes awkwardly, as if perhaps I was one of the Congressman Bill Spittoon added, “A lot of people who people their parents warned them about. I smile and give think they have a right to breathe but obviously do not have them a cheery thumbs-up anyway. that ‘right.’ Where is the right to breathe in the Constitution? And since encouragement often comes by the spoken or The Lord should smite them. But since He is not doing the written word, I’m always on the lookout for a turn of phrase by S. Peter Lewis job, Congress must.” that may turn a heart toward hope — and sometimes I find Given equal time to respond, Congressional Democrats BN Columnist these words in unlikely places indeed. AIRHEADS, Page D I recently began reading the biography of John von I love encouraging people. Born for it. Neumann, a Hungarian mathematician from the past century Called to it. Wife. Kids. Friends. Strangers. most known for his genius work on early computers, game Anybody. I’m an equal-opportunity cheer- theory, and nuclear physics. The bio is an academic work written by a former editor for the Economist, perhaps a bit leader. I wake up each day hoping to find dry between the pages, but when I picked it up off the shelf creative ways to paste smiles on peo- the other day I really didn’t have any more entertaining alterple’s faces. I keep lists and make phone native, like re-caulking the bathtub or shoving flea pills down calls and send e-mails and even write real the cats’ throats with a screwdriver. Here’s a typical excerpt from the book: “These criteria letters and mail them. I talk (a little) and listen (a lot) and THEORY, Page D pray with people (at the drop of a hat). Whatever it takes.

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Apples and pies for sale

To The Editor: The scenic Naples Causeway provides a beautiful setting for the Sixth Annual Apple and Pie Sale conducted by the Naples Lions Club on the two weekends which “bookend” the Fryeburg Fair. The sales booth will be open for your purchases on both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 and again on Oct. 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Lions will offer at least four varieties of locally grown apples, homemade apple pies, fresh cider and pumpkins, all for reasonable prices. You do not have to pick your own, someone has done it for you.

Hello and happy fall! In late August, I don’t always look forward to fall coming, but then when it does, I breathe it in and say, oh yes, I love fall! Fryeburg Fair, Halloween doings, apple picking and hiking/biking to see the colors change — we live in a great area for fall! Work wise; I am, as my dad used to say, “busier than a onearmed paper hanger.” I met with the Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce about a video to be shown on TV about Bridgton. It will air next year and many businesses are signing on to it. Contact Barbara Clark at the Chamber for details.

As is always the case, the proceeds will go to a number of charities sponsored annually by the local club, including student assistance programs at Lake Region High School, the Naples Fuel Assistance Program, camperships at Camp Susan Curtis and Camp Sunshine and grants to the local food pantries. All Lions fundraising efforts must follow the international organization’s bylaw requiring all profits returned for public needs. Remember the old saying, “An apple a day…” Stop by, make a purchase and support the Lions Club’s efforts. Carl Talbot Naples Lions Club

around SAD 72 for several years. There are options on the table, but do we really know what we are buying? Let’s discuss what I know to be history. I attended Snow School for my K-6 grades. It worked. Seventh and eighth grades housed in the “yellow” building had to walk to the Snow School to get their lunches and return to their classrooms to eat. While students are not sitting in class in the “yellow” building any more, students are still having to walk into the Snow School from portable classrooms. And, there are still students in attendance at an aging school. I hear that the Snow School is not safe. If not, then why are our youngest and most vulnerable students in attendance there? Should there not have been an engineering study commissioned To The Editor: A new school to replace an and completed as to what aging C.A. Snow School has is required for that school been the topic of discussion to continue in use? Where are the lists of deficiencies?

What are we buying?

If those deficiencies are so bad, why are students in there attending classes? Can they be fixed to continue using the school for the next 25 years? Ten years? Next, I heard that SAD 72 was near the top of the list for schools to be replaced, and the state was to pay 100%. Granted that was under a different superintendent, but the taxpayer would not have to pay a thing! Wow! That seemed like a good deal! Now, suddenly this seems to have changed again. Is this a shell game? Two options are on the table. Option 1: replace the Snow School with a new structure added onto Molly Ockett Middle School; or Option 2, create a larger addition and locate all of the district’s K-5 students on the Molly Ockett campus (thus closing New Suncook and Denmark Elementary). From the beginning, I’ve LETTERS, Page D

Speaking of the Chamber, Norway Savings Bank is holding an After Hours reception tonight, Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. so come say hello to a wonderful community bank. Also the big event for the Chamber is this weekend, Sept. 28, the BrewFest at Point Sebago in South Casco starting at 11 a.m. — hope to see you there! The Memorial School project is moving along quickly! Details are on the town’s website so please stay with this! The first public meeting/charrette where we all dream up ideas for the reuse/redevelopment of the property is Wednesday, Oct. 9, starting with a site walk at 4 p.m. and then the meeting at 5 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School. Please come to this meeting as the success of this project depends upon residents agreement on what types of development should happen there. Yes, there will be food! I also attended the Northeastern Developers Association (NEDA) annual conference in Portland. It was a great conference. I learned about fundraising ideas for the Economic Development Corporation, the future of manufacturing and received some great free advice from marketing professionals! PLANNING, Page D

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Don’t confuse Medicare with Obamacare. There is some overlap with the open enrollment periods for the two. The annual open-enrollment period for both Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This year, it overlaps with the initial registration for the Health Insurance Marketplace, a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). The Marketplace initial enrollment period is from Oct. 1 this year, to March 31, 2014. But, don’t confuse the two. They serve different populations. If you’re already covered by Medicare, you needn’t give the Marketplace another thought. The Marketplace has no impact on Medicare. Richard Olague, spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says: “We want to reassure Medicare beneficiaries that they are already covered, that their benefits aren’t changing and that the Marketplace doesn’t require them to do anything different.” Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.

Welfare expansion not something we get for free

Last week, we finally paid the hospitals the halfa-billion dollars in welfare debt the state has owed them for years. Before they could even cash their checks, liberal politicians were asking to expand welfare again. And now, they claim that welfare expansion is free. The hospital debt was a result of expanding welfare in 2001. This led to broken budgets, unpaid hospital debt, and an unreliable welfare system. 

Liberal politicians now want to expand welfare again and add 70,000 people to the MaineCare program. They keep telling Mainers that this expansion would be free because the federal government would pay for it. But folks, as I keep saying, there is no free lunch. This expansion would cost Mainers hundreds of millions in local tax dollars. Expanding welfare would require more staff and

Views from Augusta by Paul LePage Governor of Maine more administrative costs at Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services. DHHS estimates that this so-called “free” expansion

of welfare would cost millions of local Maine taxpayer dollars in the shortterm. Then, it will cost $150 million in each state budget after that. No matter

what the liberal politicians tell you, that money has to come from hard-working Mainers. What liberals will not admit is half of the 70,000 Mainers they want to put on MaineCare rolls would already be eligible to purchase private health insurance at reduced rates in 2014. Why would we put people on government health care when they could buy private health insurance at a very low rate?

We must focus on the 3,100 elderly and disabled Mainers who are on waiting lists for critical services. We must prioritize our tax dollars to care for them today. The federal government will not pay Maine’s welfare bill for the long-term. The federal government is 17-trillion-dollars in debt and continues to cut funding to states. They are cutting food stamp benefits to Mainers. They have also WELFARE, Page D


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It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist

Conquest of the 3-point turn

I have almost conquered the three-point turn. Lately, I have been practicing this vehicular maneuver in a pretty tricky spot. My current training area is located in Naples at the far right end of the strip mall that houses The Umbrella Factory Supermarket. The lines on the pavement indicate four side-byside parking spots. Next to those perpendicular parking spaces are three parallel parking spots before the area opens up to the parking lot behind UFO and Subway. Cramped describes the zone between the parking spaces and the building. The sidewalk is high and contact with it has already put scratches on my bumpers. Plus, after parking in the closest parallel space, the introduction of another vehicle in the perpendicular parking places completely alters any exit plan. Therefore, multiple factors come into play when a driver is attempting to make a three-point turn there. While conducting three-point turns might not rate high on an excitement chart for most people, it is a steady and yet exhilarating objective for me. It’s almost like getting to the next level on a favorite video game. After all, I failed my learners’ permit test on the first try — thanks solely to the three-point turn. In fact, I was confused when the person giving the driving test that day asked me to do one. I asked, “You want me to do what with my car?” The question should have been: “Was that in the driver’s manual?” Really, the three-point turn is not a necessity in rural areas, where country roads offer dirt driveways to turn around — if a person needed to. Anyhow, I was 15, and driving my parent’s Suburban, when I executed my first 12-point turn. At the time, I was so anxious about ending up in the ditch that I did not allow the tires to venture anywhere near the TURN, Page D

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(Continued from Page D) not seen any lengthy description of what actually each option is, and what each option consists of. I scoured the SAD 72 website and have seen copies of handouts presented at community meetings, but nowhere have I seen a lengthy description of each project, what each entails, and what the scope of each line item is. When you go to purchase a new vehicle, don’t you do your homework first? Don’t

you go to the dealer, get the brochures, and spend hours reading the descriptions and specifications for each model and options? Don’t you look at your budget to see which vehicle you can afford, especially when you include the cost of the car loan? I might have been mistaken, but I thought the brief was to replace Snow School, but in looking at the cost breakdown of each option there seems to be line items that do not relate to that “replacement.” Since when did a Snow School replacement become replacing the administrative offices? Since when did a Snow School replace-

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THE NAPLES TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT 10:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH, SO THAT STAFF WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND TIMOTHY DURANT’S MEMORIAL SERVICE. THE OFFICE WILL REOPEN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 9:00 A.M.

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TOWN OF FRYEBURG VEHICLES FOR SALE

1990 International, Model 2574, Red Tank Truck Contact: Ozzie Sheaf, 557-4025 1997 Ford F350 Blue One Ton Contact: Richard Parmenter, 890-3721 2004 Ford F250 Green Pickup Contact: Richard Parmenter, 890-3721 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Cruiser Contact: Philip Weymouth, 393-7289 All vehicles can be seen at the Town’s Highway Garage, 165 Bridgton Road. All bids must be in a separate sealed envelope, clearly marked with the vehicle description. Written bids will be accepted until Thursday, October 10th at 4 p.m. and opened at the Selectmen’s meeting at 6 p.m. Bids should be mailed to: Town of Fryeburg, Vehicle Description, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037. The Selectmen reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids. All vehicles will be sold on an “As Is Where Is” basis with no warranties. 1T39

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The bitter harvest of hate

Let us give thought to the attitudes of some people toward their leaders. These attitudes, we know from news, history and experience, range across the gamut of emotions. On the extreme positive side these days might be the apparent love and reverence that the North Korean people show for their “dear Leader.” What else could motivate them to twirl their parasols and chant praise in unison to honor him? If fear of force were responsible, there would surely be one or two off-key and twirling in the opposite direction. Still, fear is also likely, but overcome by the pangs of hunger. I could go on about various loved queens and kings of England and assorted dema-

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

gogic autocrats in modern times. My purpose, however, is to examine American attitudes. Without scratching too deeply into history, I think we can agree that George Washington was our first and only totally loved leader. Others have garnered huge followings — think both Roosevelts and Eisenhower — but they have also had potent critics in opposition.

The time to listen and learn Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist The old man sat alone on a bench with a cane propped against one leg. We rode past on bicycles and he said something I didn’t understand. I stopped and pedaled back to tell him I didn’t hear him right. “He’s afraid of losing you. He keeps looking over his shoulder,” the old man explained as he looked toward my six-year-old grandson, Alex, who’d been pedaling furiously in front of me. The old man’s battered cap visor shaded intelligent eyes surrounded by wrinkles. “Pearl Harbor 1941” was sewn in gold thread above the worn visor. “You were at Pearl Harbor?” I asked. “Yes,” he answered. “You must be in your nineties now.” ment include Middle School program renovations? I would like some further explanations of the scope and detail for each option. Each added line item over the “replacement” adds cost. With the cost of the bond interest, could we, the taxpayers, be on the hook for over $40,000,000! Divide that among the towns in SAD 72, and that’s a lot of money added to your property tax for 25 years! Hannah Warren Fryeburg

Guns: WWJD?

To The Editor: “Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. ‘Put away your sword!’ Jesus said to him. ‘For all who draw the sword will die by the sword,’” Matthew 26:50-52. Most Americans are at least vaguely familiar with that story. Devout Christians are well acquainted with it, including folks who loudly proclaim that they believe every word in the Bible. So I’ve long marveled that many people on the Religious Right

behave as if they don’t believe Jesus meant it when he told his disciples that relying on deadly weapons is a foolish and futile way to live. The sword was the lethal weapon of choice when Jesus walked the earth. Today, it’s the gun for ordinary folks and bombs, chemical weapons and nuclear missiles for governments. They’ve all had just one purpose from Jesus’ time until now: kill people as fast and efficiently as possible. The Religious Right is forever asking people, “What would Jesus do?” I wonder why they’re blind to what Jesus actually did. After the Newtown, Conn. massacre, Wayne LaPierre, the highly paid lobbyist for the gun industry, said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun!” Nice try, old buddy, but right-wing propaganda rarely survives a direct encounter with reality. Consider just two recent examples. A bad guy with a gun walked into a school in Decatur, Ga., and started shooting. What stopped him was a good woman armed only with a loving and compassionate heart — the same weapon Jesus used. No one was killed or wounded. Last week, another bad

Public Notice Global Tower Partners proposes to construct a 190’ monopole telecommunications tower with associated equipment at 255 Fish St., Fryeburg, Maine 04037 (44° 5’22.96”±N / 70° 56’41.3”±W). If you have any concerns of any historic properties that may be adversely affected by this proposed tower, please write to: David N. Robinson, PE, The Lotis Engineering Group, PC, 6095 Clarence Ln N., E. Amherst, NY 14051. Please include the tower location and the location of the historic resource that you believe might be affected. 3T39

BRIDGTON WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF SALE Property information: MAP 47, LOT 0, SUB 24, TYPE 0

3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009

LEGAL NOTICE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Town of Bridgton, Maine is seeking a qualified individual(s) or firm, to provide engineering/survey/landscape design services for drainage, sidewalk, on-street parking, and landscaping improvements in downtown Bridgton. A Community Development Block Grant will fund the work. There is a mandatory site walk on October 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. and the proposals are due on or before November 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. A complete copy of the Request for Proposals is available on the Town’s website at www.bridgtonmaine.org Information may also be obtained by contacting (e-mail only): Anne Krieg, AICP Director of Planning, Economic & Community Development ecodevdir@bridgtonmaine.org 1T39

Let us now move to the other end of the political/emotional spectrum toward rulers who are/were universally, or nearly so, despised. Richard III, Hitler, Mussolini, the Shah of Iran come to mind. The curious commonality is that the negative attitudes about them developed most strongly after they were gone. When still in power they were not to be messed with.  

Not a few American presidents have had their reputations sink with time: Grant and Harding, Jimmy Carter (unjustly so, in my view), Ronald Reagan, G.W. Bush (both on my list if not that of others) and, of course, almost everybody’s most hated, Richard Nixon. To the extent they were successful, two qualities united these rulers — loved and unloved — and their people: loyalty toward the nation and willingness to compromise ideals for it. The question for today is where will Barack Obama end up on the spectrum? In the view of some he is a well-meaning, if disappointing, liberal. HATE, Page D

Bridgton Water District is selling this certain parcel of real estate that is located on Highland Lake. The property is being sold “as is.” No warranty or guarantee nor representations as to the location of the property markers, condition of the structures, status of any utilities. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SEALED BID: * Sealed bid must be at the Bridgton Water District office by 5:00 p.m. on October 8th, 2013. * The successful bidder will have 60 calendar days to complete the financing and transaction to acquire the property. * The Water District is not providing a preview or onsite inspection of the property. Each bidder must do their own research. * The Bridgton Water District reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. Contact Kelly Johnson at the Bridgton Water District office with any questions at (207) 647-2881. 2T38

“Ninety-four.” Turning to Alex, I asked, “Do you know what happened at Pearl Harbor?” He shrugged, so I explained that the largest war in history began for the United States when the Japanese attacked the U.S. Navy there back in 1941, ten years before I was born. “This man was there when it happened.” Suddenly shy, Alex only stared at the old man with wide eyes. The old man’s eyes silently conveyed that he understood how Alex was feeling and seemed grateful for our attention during our short interaction. The bicycle trail we’d been riding on was laid out along the Portland Pipeline right-of-way that stretched from where we stood straddling our bikes all the way to Montreal, Canada. There was a huge, ocean-going tanker tied up about 300 yards from where we were talking as it offloaded crude oil from some other part of the world. Behind us were huge, cylindrical tanks that stored the oil until it could be pumped northwest to refineries in Montreal. It occurred to me that the pipeline had been completed in 1941, just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Yet, it was Canadian involvement in World War II — which LISTEN, Page D

guy with a gun walked into the Washington Navy Yard and started shooting. The first person he killed was an armed security guard — a good guy with a gun. He wounded another good guy with a gun, a policeman, in the course of killing 12 innocent people before dying himself. Reality 2, LaPierre 0. Those who draw the gun, die by the gun. What do I expect to happen since our latest gun massacres? Nothing. Our legislators are the best obstructionists that gun industry money can buy. They’re so cowed by the greedy gun pushers that they willingly watch innocent citizens gunned down by madmen — month after month, year after year — rather than make it more difficult for madmen to get their hands on deadly weapons. We can listen to the gun pushers, or we can listen to the Lord. If we continue to be a nation that lives by the gun, then we surely will become a nation that dies by the gun. Jesus was right, you know. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton

Plagued by bittersweet

To The Editor: The previous two issues of The Bridgton News have featured articles regarding Oriental bittersweet and the trouble it can cause to our native plants. I am thrilled that attention is being given to this issue. I work as a gardener, and I spend a lot of time pulling this invasive plant out of gardens. However, I was shocked to see that both articles mentioned that the only way to get rid of bittersweet was to paint Roundup on it. The fact is, Roundup is a potent herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, the company responsible for the genetically modified seeds that are plaguing our agricultural system. We need to stop supporting companies like Monsanto. But, most importantly, we should not be introducing chemicals into our yards, parks and public spaces. If all of us starting LETTERS, Page D

TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009

LEGAL NOTICE

INVITATION TO BID

MOSES FAÇADE RESTORATION

MOSES 31 Main Street BRIDGTON, ME The Town of Bridgton is requesting bids for exterior restorations to the Moses Building, located at 31 Main Street in Bridgton, Maine. Sealed bids for the MOSES FAÇADE RESTORATION will be received by the Town of Bridgton at the Bridgton Town Office until 3 p.m. on October 24, 2013, and then opened and read aloud. Bids submitted after this time will not be accepted. Submit bids in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “MOSES FAÇADE RESTORATION BID.” Bids must be accompanied by a deposit of 5% of the bid amount. This shall be a guaranty bond executed by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Maine. Bid security shall be made payable to the owner. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Anne Krieg, Town of Bridgton Planning, Economic & Community Development Director, ecodevdir@bridgtonmaine.org. Questions by e-mail may be received up to October 14, 2013, at 4 p.m. Contract bid documents are available at the Bridgton Town Office, 3 Chase St., Bridgton, ME 04009, and on the town’s website: www.bridgtonmaine.org A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on October 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at 31 Main St., Bridgton. Contact Anne Krieg at ecodevdir@bridgtonmaine.org for more information. The successful bidder will be required to sign a standard contract and provide a certificate of insurance for public liability, property damage, and worker’s compensation coverage. The Town of Bridgton reserves the right to waive all informalities in bids, to accept any bid, or any portion thereof, or to reject any or all bids deemed in its best interest to do so. The award of this bid shall be governed by the Town’s purchasing policy, unless otherwise required by law. Anne Krieg, AICP Director of Planning, Economic & Community Development Town of Bridgton 1T39


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(Continued from Page D) using Roundup every time we wanted to eliminate a bittersweet vine, think of all the poison that would be seeping into our soil and waterways. Using man-made chemicals is not the answer. We need to protect our beautiful natural resources in Maine, and using poison is not the way to do that. The way to kill bittersweet is to destroy it at the root. Small seedlings are easy to pull out of the ground, but the larger vines need to be dug out of the ground until the root is completely pulled. It takes more effort, but anything done correctly takes effort. Another thing we can do is urge local nurseries to stop selling bittersweet and other non-native invasive plants and refusing to purchase them when they are for sale, no matter how pretty they may be. Julia Marino Bridgton

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Support Sno-Goers

To The Editor: Attention fellow winter enthusiasts; greetings from the Interstate SnoGoers Snowmobile Club of Fryeburg, Maine. Well, it’s that time of year again when we all need to start thinking about the upcoming season and what it takes in order to be ready for whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at us. Last winter could have been better and as always, we will take whatever we get. Still, I was glad to see a lot of people out on the trails enjoying what the landowners and local snowmobile clubs have continued to make possible year after year. So, if you enjoy being able to travel on some of the best trails this area has to offer, then please help us get them ready for the season. We desperately need your help. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit group and we are the ones along with many private landowners who ensure that the snowmobile and cross-coun-

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try skiing trails in our area are open, safe, and clearly marked for everyone to enjoy. These trails connect our communities in such a way that it would be a great loss to so many if they were lost due to a lack of support from those who use them. The reason we do it is because we have a strong belief that if you benefit from something in life and you want it to always be there, not only for yourself, but others as well, then you should do what you can to contribute back to it. “Especially” when it comes to those activities that we actually enjoy doing. We also realize that these trails would not be what they are without the hard work of an “unfortunately dwindling” number of dedicated, caring “yet aging” volunteers. We are extremely grateful to the landowners, who allow us to use their properties for our recreational enjoyment. Without them, we would have absolutely nothing. Please do what you can to show them your appreciation. This last season was so hard on us due to the lack of snow, we were unable to groom much or have our much-needed fundraisers.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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

ALARMS WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Free Security Survey 647-2323

APPLIANCE REPAIR

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

CLEANING SERVICES

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

DOCKS

Evergreen Cleaning Lake Region’s eco-friendly cleaning serv. Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Jennie McLeod, Owner Route 302, Naples 207-253-9044 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 First Impressions Cleaning Inc. www.greatnortherndocks.com Residential & Commercial Scott Docks Inc. Seasonal Sales and Service 647-5096 Floating and stationary docks Lake & Mtn. View Cleaning Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney and Caretaking 207-647-3824 Exceptional references, 25+ yrs. exp. Julie 207-650-1101

ELECTRICIANS

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 jonesappliances@aol.com 595-4020 Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

ATTORNEYS

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 www.spcarterlaw.com TLC Home Maintenance Co. bosworthelectricinc@hotmail.com Professional Cleaning and Property Management Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Housekeeping and much more 132 Main St. Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor 583-4314 P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 Residential/Commercial/Industrial 647-8360 Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire COMPUTERS Bridgton 207-647-5012 Hastings Law Office, PA Basile Computer Services 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Basic software/Internet instruction Fryeburg, ME 04037 Residential - Commercial - Industrial Reasonable rates 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service 207-344-4129 – Jamie@ Bridgton 647-9435 basileservices.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law McIver Electric EEcomputer Services Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. Small business specialists “Your on time every time electricians” P.O. Box 1575, Naples 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton eecomputerservices.com 693-3030 647-3664 603-733-6451 www.mciverelectric.net Ms. C’s Computer Repair Miklos M. Pongratz, Esq. Virus and spyware removal R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 1250 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302) PC repairs 207-228-5279 24 hour Emergency Service Raymond, ME 04071 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Residential & Commercial 655-8760 mik@pongratzlaw.com Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 Naples Computer Services

BOOKKEEPING

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CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675

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

CARPET CLEANING

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Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Douglass Construction Inc. 583-4728 Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings Harrison 30 years exp. in Lakes Region EXCAVATION Phil Douglass, 647-3732 Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 K.S. Whitney Excavation Sweden Rd. Bridgton Sitework – Septic Systems Quality Custom Carpentry Materials delivered Specializing in remodeling & additions Kevin 207-647-3824 Jeff Juneau Naples Snow’s Excavation 207-655-5903 Complete site work COUNSELING Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697 Ellia Manners, LCPC In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women EXERCISE/FITNESS Call for brochure/Insurance accepted www.elliamanners.com Dee’s BodyCraft 207-647-3015 Bridgton Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced DANCE INSTRUCTION Bridgton 647-9599 The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido FOUNDATIONS Main St., Harrison, Maine Henry’s Concrete Construction 207-583-6964 Foundations, Slabs, Floors DENTAL SERVICES Harrison Tel. 583-4896

CONTRACTORS

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CARPETING

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

David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

Jetport Denture Center Full dentures – partial dentures Relines – repairs Austin Carbone, LD & Kelly Richardson, LD 171 Portland Rd, Bridgton 207-274-1887

GARAGE DOORS Naples Garage Door Co. Installation & repair services Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480 Roberts Overhead Doors Commercial/residential – free estimates Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311

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Registering one’s snowmobile(s) is not enough; there is physical work that needs to be done well before the first snowflake hits the ground. If you care about your sport, whichever it may be, don’t you think you should make sure you’d always have a place to go and enjoy it? Please, try to get out in the fall and walk just one mile of trail, try to image how much work it takes to keep it open and safe. Now go back home and take a look at the odometer on your snowmobile or just think about how many miles you covered on your crosscountry skis in years past. Please help us so that you can continue to get in many more miles of enjoyment for all the seasons yet to come. Please do all that you can to ensure our recreational activities, our good relationships with landowners, and our access to public and private lands stays a part of our culture. Treat the landowners and the local clubs with respect and use the trails like you want be able to use them again next year and the year after that and so on. Remember, winter is only too HAIRDRESSERS The Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd. (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist 647-8355

HARDWARE L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924

HEATING A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829 Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.thurlowscarpet.com

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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

long if you don’t go out and play! Hope to see you out there. From September until April, we have meetings at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Please contact us for more information. For trail work, we meet at 8 a.m. every Sunday after the Fryeburg Fair in the parking lot across from Osgood Bros. on Route 302. Please visit our website: w w w. i n t e r s t a t e s n o w g o ers.com or check us out on Facebook for trail conditions, club events and more. Our booth at the Fryeburg Fair is located right next to the Main Gate. Hope to see you there. Paul R. Gallant, President Interstate Sno-Goers Fryeburg

We’re still fundraising

To The Editor: As the family of Laurie A. Carter Bergen gets closer to their goal of $50,000 for naming the softball field in memory of Laurie, they are still fundraising and askMOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial bridgtonmoving@verizon.net Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 671-2556 (cell)

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

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

LANDSCAPING Cabins to Castles, Inc. Design/Build/Landscapes Shoreline Restoration www.cabinstocastlesmaine.com 207-452-2997 ctoc@fairpoint.net

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

MASONRY Thurston’s Stoneworks/Masonry Serving western Maine Full service masonry since 1993 Free estimates – fully insured Tel. 207-650-0017

Shedding blood

To The Editor: President Obama seems to be getting together with Mr. Putin of Russia to formulate America’s foreign policy. Should we all be thankful for this? Do the ayatollahs LETTERS, Page D REAL ESTATE 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/techair-1@hotmail.com

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 www.thedumpguy.com Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References SELF STORAGE 207-318-3245 Bridgton Storage www.georgejonespainters.com 409 Portland Rd Jerry’s Painting Service 28 units & 4000’ open barn Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Bridgton 647-3206 Fully Insured – Free Estimates JB Self Storage 207-527-2552 Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Webber Painting & Restoration Monthly/yearly secure storage Exterior & Interior painting 207-925-3045 Repairs/Installations/Modifications Fully insured – Estimates – References SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Craig, 207-831-8354 Dyer Septic PEST CONTROL Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly Protect Pest Services 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546 Service designed to need & budget Free inspections and estimates SURVEYORS 40 yrs. experience 207-321-9733

PET SUPPLIES Paw Prints Health Food Store For your pet 647-9907

Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans PLUMBING & HEATING Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. KENNELS Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Boarding Specializing in repair service in Route 117, Bridgton, Me. The Lake Region  647-4436 Tel. 647-8804 Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

ing for help. Upcoming events include: • Saturday, Nov. 16, Ticket Auction (Chinese Auction) doors open at 11 a.m. and the drawings start at 1 p.m. at the Bridgton Town Hall, 26 North High Street. Concessions will be open. If you would like to donate please let me know, thank you • Saturday, Nov. 30 Craft and Vendor Fair at the Bridgton Town Hall. Tables $20 for one or $35 for two. Chairs included. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are coming in fast so please call me at 6277380 to reserve your space. Thank you for your support. Lyn Carter Casco

Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 www.Q-Team.com Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice

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 www.clementbros.com N. D. Beury, DVM Handy Hands Property Maintenance Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term For Appointment 583-2121 A-Z/lot clearing to structure & Bridgton Veterinary Hospital 647-8291 grounds care Small Animal Medicine & Surgery J Team Property Services Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Property security checks-Handyman repairs Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Fully insured – Painting/carpentry Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Route 302, Fryeburg Home/rental home cleaning John England 207-650-9057 207-935-2244 Vigilant Guard Security Property management and maintenance Wstn. Maine – 632 Rocky Knoll Rd, Denmark hudson.eldridge@roadrunner.com 207-739-9077

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000

Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter www.rozziemay.org - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small Construction – homeowners or business Lge. inventory steel/metal in stock/spec. order 647-8291


Classifieds

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FOR SALE

FOR RENT

FOR RENT

FOR RENT

CLEAN-UP — Tree work, brush removal, mulching, raking, light trucking and more. Call 595-8321. 7t38x

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

LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month includes electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Mountain views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security deposit/reference check required. (207) 221-2951. 5t38x

CASCO — Completely furnished rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529. tf37

WEST BRIDGTON — 3-bedroom house, 1 bath. $875 month. Minimum 1 year lease. First, last and security deposit required. References needed. No large pets. Includes Knights Hill Association amenities, beach, tennis courts, pool and boating facilities on Moose Pond. Available October 1st. Call 207-647-8686 or 207647-3632. 2t39x

CHALMERS INSURANCE

VEHI­CLES FOR SALE

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

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REAL ESTATE

Part of the Chalmers Group

100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 www.chalmers-ins.com

• Tree Removal • House Lot Clearing • Pruning • Brush Mowing

FOR RENT

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ATTENTION

Classified line ads are now posted on our website at GUNS - AMMO NO EXTRA CHARGE! & MILITARY ITEMS www.bridgton.com US • German • Japanese

WANTED

CONTRACTOR — Semi-retired, looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45

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Sweden Trading Post 207-647-8163

Will Travel

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

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Western Maine Timberlands Inc. Paying TOP DOLLAR for Junk Cars

STUART SALVAGE 838-9569

693-5499

Please call Brian at 650-4078.

Liner, Cap & Stove Installations

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experienced in the Installation and Servicing of Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Gas Heating Systems. 4T39CDX

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

&H andyman

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Nursing Position Available

Chimney Cleaning Roof Repair Roof Raking Snowblowing & More

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

207-452-2157

M&J FIREWOOD

103 North Bridgton Road

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

DELIVERY AVAILABLE!

Overnight, 11–7, Permanent Part-Time

No. Bridgton, ME 04057

207-595-8741 or 207-647-2555

Randy Shepherd 207-409-9451 Bridgton

CHARGE NURSE

200.00 per cord

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Price subject to change.

ANTIQUES • USED FURNITURE

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

Call Kelly for more information or stop in for an application. EOE

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

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HVAC Technician

Owner – Joe Sparks

We match Price with Quality!

HELP WANTED Looking for a full-time

207-595-4606

GREEN FIREWOOD

Buy • Sell • Trade

WORK WANTED

BARNS, BASEMENTS, ATTICS & WHOLE HOUSE CLEANOUTS POWER WASHING

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

25 Years Experience � Fully Insured

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. tf35 NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment. Nice quiet location. Non-smokers, no pets. Heat included. $675 month with rent options. Call 617-272-6815. 4t39

• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood

Weekly & one-time pick ups

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MULCH HAY BALES — for sale. September special price: $3/ bale out of the barn! Easy access. Horse hay bales, $4.50/bale. Call Ring Farm, 647-8475. 3t37

NAPLES — Three-bedroom duplex, Rte. 35. Three-season porch, private yard, washer-dryer hookup. No smoking, no pets, $1,100 month includes heat plus security deposit. 207-899-5052 tf27

Our business is “picking up”

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

Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion

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all different sizes, a few modern & towers

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

PIKE’S FARM APARTMENTS

~ A Diamond of Supports ~

Direct Support Professionals Wanted (Bridgton, Naples and Cornish) Good Neighbors Incorporated, a nonprofit organization, with an over 30-year track record of providing high quality assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking motivated individuals to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. Candidates will be willing to support individuals, both in their homes and in the community, with a strong focus on dignity, respect, health, safety and therapeutic supports in a variety of environments and situations. Good Neighbors Incorporated prefers individuals that have previous training in the field of disability services, but experience is not necessary if the candidate displays a strong desire to learn the ethics and principals that guide the company. The abilities to make sound decisions, assist the people we support in leading a meaningful life, and self-motivation are highly desired.

Successful Candidates must:

Have a High School Diploma or GED; Be at least 18 years of age; Have a valid Driver’s License.

Good Neighbors offers an attractive benefits package that includes:

A highly-competitive health insurance plan; Dental Insurance; Vision Insurance; Life Insurance; Generous paid leave.

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Please visit our website at www.goodneighborsinc.org to upload an application or contact Wanda Millett, Human Resource Manager at (207) 647-8244, ex. 11. *Location: Bridgton, Naples and Cornish areas. *Compensation: hourly *This is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization *Principals only: Recruiters, do not contact this job poster *Do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests

Accepting Applications 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Affordable Income-Based Rents

Rents include heat, hot water, trash removal and plowing. Complex has laundry, parking and onsite management.

TOWN OF FRYEBURG

Apply online: www.stanfordmanagement.com

HELP WANTED Transfer Station Attendant

The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for the position of Transfer Station Attendant. This position is a semiskilled manual labor job at the municipal Transfer Station with responsibilities to include laborer, truck driver and equipment operator. The position requires the use of several pieces of heavy equipment, including a front-end loader; as well as assisting citizens in the proper disposal of waste materials. Cross-training with the Highway Department is necessary. Special requirements include; Class C driver’s license, A or B commercial driver’s license, an air brakes endorsement, and to be insurable under the Town’s vehicle insurance policy. A job description for this position is available at the Town Office or on the Town website at fryeburgmaine.org. The Town of Fryeburg offers a full range of benefits including health insurance and a retirement program. Please forward a letter of interest and an application or resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, Town of Fryeburg, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or e-mail to townmanager@fryeburgmaine.org Applications/resumes will be accepted until October 9, 2013, or until a qualified candidate is found. The Town of Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom house, carpeted, 2 baths, small loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No smoking. No pets. Quiet location. $880 per month, includes heat and hot water. 787-2121. 5t36x

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FOR SALE DENMARK — First floor, 1FIREWOOD — Delivered in half- bedroom apartment in owner-occord loads. Call Ron between 4 p.m. cupied duplex near Shawnee Peak/ and 8 p.m. 595-8359. 18t27x Bridgton. No smokers/pets. $700 includes utilities, plowing, cable & $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag WiFi. Caretaking discount, winter when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x renters welcome, shovel walkway. 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, New building. On hiking trail, Windham, 893-0339. tf46 deeded beach. Available now. 4523006. 2t39 JOTUL (CASTINE MODEL) — woodstove. 3 years old, BEAUTIFUL 2-BEDROOM excellent condition. Removable — brick home, open kitchen/dinash box, screen included. We need ing/living area, kitchen appliances the next size up. Asking: $1,500. included, bath w/walk-in shower, Retail: approx. $2,200. Will e-mail full basement, W/D hookups, a pic. Call: 595-5682. 2t39 paved drive, plowing, water & mowing included. Rte. 117, DenSCREENED LOAM — Please mark, close to Hannaford, Recall Ron between 4 p.m. and 8 nys, Bridgton Hospital, etc. $875 p.m. 595-8359. 18t27x month plus utilities, 1st, last & RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, security. No pets. See pics & more split and delivered. Any amounts. info on Craig’s List-Maine posting Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 #4027886427 under housing. Call us at 452-2441. tf37 SECOND CUT HAY — $5.00 a bale, Harrison, 583-2365. 1t39

WINTER RENTAL — Home on Highland Lake, Bridgton. Walk to downtown. 3-bedrooms, 2 baths, open concept, W/D, dishwasher, like new construction. No smoking, no pets. $800 month plus utilities. References required & secuWEST BRIDGTON — 2-bed- rity deposit. Call 647-5991. tf36 INTOWN BRIDGTON — Large room apartment available. $695 2-bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. month & security deposit. Includes WATERFORD — Mobile home. Heat, hot water, trash and snow reNeat, clean, 2-bedrooms in quiet heat. 1-year lease. No smoking. No moval. No smoking, no pets, first pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf18 neighborhood, well maintained and security. $750 month. 647grounds, no pets, 1st, last & secutf38 NAPLES — off Route 35. 2-bed- rity. $650. 583-4011. 3t37x 9090. room apartment, 2nd floor, $900 month includes heat, hot water, electric. No smoking, no pets. 207899-5052. tf37

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EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf44

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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.

WORK WANTED

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

116 South High Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 (207) 647-8970

Affordable & Reliable Bridgton & Sweden Troy Morse

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Opinions

Classifieds FOR RENT

INSTRUCTION

BRIDGTON — 16 S High St. Non-smoking, no pets. 2-bedroom apartment on first floor, quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off street parking. Walking distance to Main St., town beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $750 month. First, last and security requested. References checked. 207-632-8508 tf38

FALL CLASSES — at “The Merry Tweede” September 28th 94 “Weaving a Life” Amulet Workshop class fee $60.00 includes lunch; October 9th 5-8 “Proddy” Rug Hooking with Janet Connor class fee $25.00; October 26th Drop Spindle workshop 12-3 class fee $25.00; Mittens 101 November 10, 17, 24 12:30-2 p.m. $50.00 three classes. Please register by mailing payment to: The Merry Tweede, 194 Merrill Corner Road, Brownfield, Maine, 04010. Or email me a confirmation at themerrytweede@gmail.com 207-3937954 for more information please visit www.themerrytweede.com 1t39

NAPLES — Bright and clean 2bedroom, 2-bath apartment. 2nd floor bedroom has cathedral ceiling and porch, grilling porch off kitchen. Dishwasher, stove and fridge. Heat, plowing, mowing included. Country location, only 2 miles to Rte. 302. No smoking. No pets. $850 month plus security. Call 207-671-8388. 2t39

September 26, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

YARD SALES

NEW NAPLES POST #155 OFFICERS — Officers were recently installed at the American Legion Memorial Post #155, serving Naples, Casco and Raymond. In front, from left, are Dave Pullis, Sergeant at Arms; Cathy Merrill, Service Officer; Bob Shaw, Historian; Bill Stuart, Judge Advocate; Ronnie Edson, Chaplin; Dick Bell, Finance Officer; Kim Crawford, Adjutant; and Bill Shane (second row) 1st Vice President. Sons of the American Legion Post #155 in the second row, from left, are Rick Turcotte, 1st Vice President (behind Pullis); Rick Robinson, 2nd Vice President; and Steve Lapointe, Commander (white cap). Missing from photo are Post Commander Curtis Merrill, BUSINESS SERVICES 2nd Vice President Jim Proctor, and Sons of the American Legion Finance Officer Mike Lapointe. HEAP HAULERS — Towing YARD SALE — Brownfield, (Photo by Marilee Shaw) SOUTH BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apartment. Heat & hot water included. Laundry facility on site. Sundeck. $675 month plus security. Call 247-4707. tf37

MOVING SALE — 51 Sweden Rd., Waterford. Next three weekends starting Saturday 9-3. Furniture, career clothes, electric stove and refrigerator, woodstove, filing cabinets, tools, books and collectibles. 3t39x

service. Cash paid for junk cars. Lords Hill Road off Rte. 160. 3 Call 655-5963. tf12 family sale, Saturday, Sept. 28, RON PERRY CARPENTRY — 9 to 4. Clothing, baby to adult, Renovations and new construction. motorcycle accessories, bedroom 35 years of experience, no job too set, table, craft items and much 1t39x small or too big. Bridgton, Me. more. 978-502-7658. 4t39x GARAGE SALE — Antiques, BLH ROOFING & PAINTING glassware, linens, prints, furniture — New roofs/repairs. Shingle, and lots more. Sat. 9-5, Rte. 37, metal, rubber. Residential/ 563 N. Bridgton Rd., Bridgton. 1t39x commercial. Exterior painting. 23 years experience. Fully insured. GARAGE SALE — Saturdays 207-232-5138. Bryan 8t35x at 9 a.m. Buyers wanted for AIRPORT CAR EXPRESS inventory closeout. 12 Mt. Henry – Luxury sedan or minivan Rd., Bridgton. FMI: 647-8210. 3t37 transportation to and from regional airports, bus and train stations. PLEASE CONSIDER – donating 24 hr. operation with advance your leftover garage sale items and reservation. Major credit cards your attic, basement and closet accepted. Child or booster seat overflow to Harvest Hills Animal upon request. 207-893-8294. Shelter. Go to our website www. www.airportcarexpress.com harvesthills.org for details or call 26t32x 935-4358, ext. 21. tf3 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

WANTED

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

Letters

(Continued from Page D) of Iran find this a cheering fact? Do our Israeli friends find this to be a chilling fact? Do we understand that the bloodshed in Syria, which seems to have brought about the above-mentioned situation, is only a drop or two in comparison to the shedding of innocent blood by America’s abortion industry? Suggested reading on the subject of the advance of Russian leadership in today’s world, the prophet Ezekiel, chapters 37, 38 and 39. Suggested reading on the subject, “The Shedding of Innocent Blood,” II Kings, chapter 24, verses 1-4 with special attention to verse 4. Does Scripture speak to our world today? E. Maurice Edwards Naples

Out of respect

To The Editor: I have just returned from a week spent at Martha’s Vineyard with family to bury my favorite brother-in-law, who died on Sept. 12 from

Lou Gehrig’s disease, which rendered him within a year and a half powerless over any organ of his body except his mind and spirit. Thank God, his mind and spirit prevailed until his last breath. At the age of 74, I am losing friends and family members with alarming rapidity, forcing me to look ahead at my own inevitable mortality. My brother-in-law, who became a patriarch for our large extended family, was well connected with those with positions of power and prestige within the American culture. I would say, my own authority and stature within the family was, perhaps, somewhere near the bottom of the rung — although that kind of thing is never admitted to in a “good” family. To be well connected to people, who have position and power within America, should bring me pleasure. I confess that at times it does and I can occasionally come from visiting with my affluent relatives with some pretty good stories that made people more interested in my life than what I had to offer on my own. Alas, I worry that my wellconnected brother-in-law will become yet another icon (if a minor one) to be distorted and misused. When we worship celebrity — whether it is in the academic, political, sports

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(Continued from Page D) pre-dated U.S. involvement — that caused the pipeline to be built. War had broken out in Europe when England and her empire, along with France and its empire declared war on Germany in 1939 following the German invasion of Poland. Germany submarines had been attacking Canadian shipping in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Canada needed a more secure method of delivering crude oil to Montreal refineries. We said good-bye to the old man and pedaled the short distance to the waterfront where there was a full-size model of a “Liberty Ship” bow a few yards from the bow of that big tanker. We turned our bikes into an outdoor display in which there were photographs of what is now “Bug Light Park” as it looked during World War II. The

War Department had seized and torn down a residential neighborhood and constructed enormous shipyards on the site to build hundreds of Liberty Ships. These hastily built cargo vessels kept the enormous Allied war effort in Europe and North Africa supplied. Tens of thousands of men and women from all over New England worked there. Each woman was a “Rosie the Riveter” in the parlance of the day. They built the ships that would keep their fathers, brothers, husbands and sons equipped with whatever they needed to fight the Nazi war machine. We looked at the old photos and I explained as much as I could for as long as I had Alex’s attention. Six-year-old boys, and especially Alex, like to keep moving on sunny, September afternoons, so we soon continued our pedaling

along the waterfront toward a huge cruise ship tied up to the International Terminal across the harbor in Portland. It dwarfed everything around it. As we pedaled back toward our South Portland house through what had been sprawling shipyards, I recalled reading the thousands of interviews I assigned my students to do over the decades I taught history. I’d send students out each year to interview someone over 70 years old. Most interviewed grandmothers and greatgrandmothers, many of whom were women who had worked at the South Portland shipyard. On that windy Saturday afternoon though, huge kites flew over large expanses of green grass overlooking Casco Bay on what had been an enormous industrial site. I imagined being there 70 years

before. Our bikes glided over old railroad tracks, barely poking up through asphalt here and there, remains of what had been. Driving back toward our Lovell house in the western Maine mountains, my wife and I pass by other sections of the Portland Pipeline’s 236-mile route to Montreal. Images of men digging it went through my mind along with images of women whose lives were being transformed by their experiences doing what had been exclusively men’s work in the huge shipyard where the pipeline began. Most of them were underground now, like the pipeline. History teachers know the past is always with us, especially retired ones like me. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

or entertainment sphere — it is easy for too many of us to be caught up in a culture that pretends to promote the best of American values and principles of Democracy and Judeo-Christianity rather than truly identify with the internal and external conflicts that besiege all of us. i.e., we too often get caught up rather than take a good look at the foundations on which a celebrity culture is built. I have watched how this process can lead to Martin Luther King becoming, after death, an advertisement for UNUM Insurance company with his, “I have a Dream” speech. I watched Rosa Parks be used as heroine and mentor for celebrities wishing to invoke her name as they “courageously” fought to help create a home in Detroit, Michigan for unwed mothers. The charity remained in debt to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for years while the self-promoting celebrities were wined and dined for paying tribute to a great American heroine. Recently, I listened as some awful congressman used her name to support the elimination of S.N.A.P or the food stamp program from a bill granting subsidies to agricultural businesses. I have worried about my parents’ legacy as civil rights activists being misused, at times. Sometimes, I believe a good legacy should afflict the too comfortable and not reassure the continuance of a kind of moral superiority that substitutes tributes, wining and dining and discussion groups led by panels composed of the already well connected.   Back to my deceased brother-in-law. I do not want to use his name because this is what he did that made me love and respect him. (1.) My brother-in-law was always self-reflective. If he saw signs of arrogance and false pride within himself, he took notice. He acknowledged and admired his own competitive spirit, but when given a good argument, he could concede to one even as lowly as I was on the family totem pole. We battled ferociously about whether it was “race” or “class” or economic inequality that needed the most change within American Society. He once wrote me in a heated moment that “competition was the only thing” (as Vince Lombardi once said) that made one success-

ful in the American culture. I fiercely stood my ground in favor of empathy and cooperation. Though it took many years, he came to see it — at least some of it — my way. Oh yes, I did delight in sending him a reply full of “calm reason” with lots of footnotes to prove my case. (2.) He made those who took care of him believe that their particular gifts were equal to his own and sometimes far superior to his own. (3.) He grew into the message of myth, truth and love from the perspective of an academic historian. He transcended this role so the demonstration of his message became far more important than his rhetoric. (4.) As my brother-inlaw’s tall, strong athletic body disintegrated and he became as needy as a newborn baby, his ability to make us all see our own potential for learning, loving and telling the truth made us feel triumphant, i.e., that if he could do this in the face of such terrible affliction, that somehow we would be able to carry on with the message that love, the human spirit and justice can be triumphant over all that divides us. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

tax rate but this may eliminate services and many of the services are essential to any government’s primary responsibility — protecting the public. We can boost revenues by increasing taxes, but that is the problem, taxes are increasing beyond the inflation rate and a resident’s ability to keep up with the increases. Something has to be done. So, we can do both or we can increase tax revenue by broadening the tax base. We can do this is by actively marketing Fryeburg as a great place to do business and by having our town government actively involved in welcoming new industry and business much like our neighbor Bridgton has and is doing. But at the same time, we must promote Fryeburg’s quality of life, our rural character and New England charm. We can do both but as I said it takes you, me and all of us together to wisely plan and execute a solid economic development plan. Promoting and bringing in new business will take some time, but not too much time if we jump on this and start a dialogue with each other. There are things that we can do in the near term, if we really want to — we can cut. Yes, we can eliminate nonessential services and trim others. Do we really want to delay building a new school? Close the public library? Layoff personnel and downsize the police and highway departments? Yes, we can do that or we can demand that our town government make the most of what it has until we can get on a better economic footing. Subway is here and set to open next month. They will pay property taxes. For every dollar that Subway pays the town that is one less dollar you, the residential taxpayer will have to fork over. The other benefit to us all is that this new business will encourage more new businesses. In summary, Fryeburg’s taxes are increasing. Many people cannot afford the increase and many will have to leave. We need to prevent an exodus. The town is obligated to provide services. Fryeburg needs to generate “income” both to keep taxes at bay and provide for our children’s education, to protect us and maintain our infrastructure. I now ask you to join me

at an unofficial “town meeting.” This is just what we need, a true “town” meeting to discuss this financial dilemma that we the people of Fryeburg find ourselves in. I propose that we meet in a month or so at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Bradley Street. Yes, I expect a crowd. More information on this will follow. As promised my contact information: cell: 603986-8110 or e-mail mikecorthell@roadrunner.com Mike Corthell Fryeburg

Open letter

To The Editor: Fryeburg taxes rise nearly 10%… What can we do? I will say this right up front; a lot can be done but it takes me, you and all of us to make Fryeburg a better place. At the end of this letter, I will give you my contact information. If what I point out strikes a chord in you, either pro or con, for heaven’s sake e-mail me or give me a call — let’s talk about it, share ideas and build a consensus. It is time. This is an appeal and also an invitation. It is also a shoutout to those who spend hours and hours of unpaid time to make the town of Fryeburg, Maine a better place. I salute you. I would ask you to step up once more to help me get even more people involved to solve this financial crisis. Together, we can and will make a difference. There are two ways to mitigate the tax situation. We can cut the cost of government, thereby reducing the

Retrospect is in order       

To The Editor: Retrospection is a word that describes the act of selfexamination, not of body, but of mind, behavior, thought and deed. In Matthew 7, verses one through four, we read: “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?”  How is it that we, the USA, through our elected public servants, seem to feel that we, the arguably most immoral nation on earth; a nation that has gassed and killed it’s own citizens (Waco, Texas, April 19, 1993); a country that uses its tax department to ridicule and attack disfavored groups within the country; a nation that sacrificed four of her children at Benghazi to cover up the treasonous arming of al-Queda; a nation that in order to push an unconstitutional gun grab armed Mexican drug cartels with weapons that ranged from AK-47s to .50 cal fully automatic machine guns; can dictate to other countries how they should rule, govern and live? How is it that we, the country that is the world leader in producing and exporting pornography, the leading nation in the importation of illegal drugs, we, one of LETTERS, Page D


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Obituaries

Rev. Walter S. Ray Jr.

Evelyn M. Stacy

Ruth O’Brien

PORTLAND — The Rev. Walter S. Ray Jr., 79, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, from congestive heart failure (CHF). He was born in Auburn on May 10, 1934, the son of Walter and Lena Ray. For the past 26 years, Rev. Ray has been the pastor of the Webbs Mills Free Baptist Church in Casco, where he currently served at his passing. He also taught in the Portland public school system for 26 years. Rev. Ray painted houses during the summer months and years ago worked at the A&P Bakery. He authored and published five books with the latest one being, God’s Plan For Our Age, which is available for purchase online or via the Ray family. In 1997, his wife Doris predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his grandson. He is survived by his five children, David, Sam, Olive, Becky and Ruthann; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visiting hours were held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, followed by a memorial service all at the Webbs Mills Free Baptist Church in Casco. On Monday, committal was held at 11 a.m. at Blanchard Cemetery, Winn Road, Falmouth. Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhomeinc.com In lieu of flowers, to further the work for his Lord, memorial donations may be made to: The Webbs Mills Free Baptist Church, 17 Webbs Mills Rd., P.O. Box 524 Casco, ME 04015.

YARMOUTH — Evelyn Marie (Blake) Stacy, formerly of Kezar Falls, died on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth after a long illness. She was born the eldest of five children to Wilma and Arthur Blake on Aug. 15, 1923 and raised on the family farm in Brownfield. Evelyn attended Brownfield schools and graduated from Bean Memorial High School in Brownfield in the class of 1940. She attended and graduated from Gorham Normal School with a teaching degree. Evelyn married her husband, Owen G. Stacy Jr. on June 28, 1947. They built and made their home in Kezar Falls. She taught kindergarten, first and second grades for 50-plus years in the Limerick, Porter and Kezar Falls area. During summers, she worked trimming the grass in the local cemetery and as a floral designer for a local florist. She was a member of the Keswick Club, Historical Society and the Lilac Festival. Her husband predeceased her on Oct. 2, 1998. She is survived by a brother, Roger F. Blake; six nephews and three nieces; several grandnieces, grandnephews; great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. It was Evelyn’s request that there be no services. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to: The Brownfield Historical Society, Main Street, Brownfield, ME 04010.

NORWAY — Ruth Bonney O’Brien, 86, of South Paris, went to join her heavenly family on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waterford to Clayton and Grace Skinner Pike on Oct. 8, 1926. She attended Waterford public schools and graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1945. At the age of 14, Ruth and her twin, Reta, loaded truckloads of timber and brought it out of the woods with oxen while their brothers served in World War II. She lived and worked locally with the work ethic she learned growing up on the farm. She was a 35-year active member of the Ronald G. St. John VFW Post in Harrison, named for her beloved nephew. She was a longtime member of the Grace Baptist Church in South Paris, until she became housebound. She is survived by children, Cindy Moxcey and Diana Moxcey, Heather Grow and Dylan Andrews; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lelia Hill, Laura Richardson, Betty Adams and Eva Thurlow. She treasured time spent with her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim; son, Rocky Bonney; a grandson; brothers, John, Wendall, Robert, Fred and Herbert Pike; and sisters, Edith Monk and Reta St. John. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the VFW Hall in Harrison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald St. John Scholarship Fund, 37 Mutiny Brook Road, Waterford, ME 04088.

Margaret A. Areia SCARBOROUGH — Margaret A. Areia passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a brief illness. She was born on May 16, 1929, to Everett and Frances Boothby Cannell of Windham. She attended Windham schools. She lived in Florida for many years, returning to Maine after her husband passed away. She worked with the foster grandparent program and loved to play bingo. She was predeceased by her husband, Manuel Areia; and a brother, Everett Cannell Jr. She is survived by two sons, Albert Cannell of Scarborough and Roger Cannell of Waterboro; two sisters, Ruth Weir and Dorothy Freeman, both of Westbrook; two brothers, John Cannell of Casco and Donald Cannell of Portland; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Pamela A. Redfield PORTLAND — Pamela Ann Crouch Redfield, 44, of Naples, died on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Born in Portland, she was the daughter of Gloria (Tracy) and John Crouch Jr. She graduated from Lake Region High School and attended Southern Maine Community College. She was a Head Start teacher and enjoyed working with the children. Pamela was a loving wife, mother and sister. Following the death of her mother, Pamela struggled and had other traumatizing events since then, but she looked forward to a better future and life with her loved ones. She is at peace now, with her mother and favorite uncle, Rufus. She was generous throughout her life. Her concern was always for others. Family was very important. She was predeceased by her mother. She is survived by her father, John Crouch Jr. of South Paris; husband, Michael Redfield of Naples; their five children, Anthony of Windham, Michael of Bridgton, Christopher Foster, Crystal and Morgan, all of Portland; her two sisters, Gloria Sawyer of Windham and Crystal Griffin of Portland; two brothers, John Crouch III of South Paris and Shaun Crouch of Naples; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Coastal Cremation Services, 471 Deering Avenue, Portland. To leave a message or a condolence to go the website www.coastalcremationservices.com

Gerald E. Ford LOVELL — Gerald E. “Jerry” Ford, 61, of Center Lovell, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 21 of heart failure at his home, with his life partner, John Jones, at his side. He was born on Nov. 11, 1951 in Providence, R.I. He graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1969. He vacationed in Maine starting in 1985, and moved full-time to Center Lovell in 1990, living in a new home designed and built by Jerry and his partner, John Jones. Jerry worked at F. X. Lyons in Bartlett, N.H., as a water systems operator for 15 years up until his death. He was looking forward to retiring in Nov. and marrying his life partner after the first of next year. He is survived by his loving partner of 35 years, John Jones, of Center Lovell; John Jones’ mother, Jean Lewis, who loved him dearly; brothers, Alan and Donald both of R.I.; and more loving friends than can be named here. He was predeceased by his parents. There will be no services at Jerry’s request. In lieu of flowers remembrances in Jerry’s name may be made to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Jerry loved his friends and the land, and both will miss him and never forget him. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

PORTLAND — James LeForest Tabor passed away peacefully at The Cedars in Portland on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. The son of Ralph Sanborn Tabor and Ouillma Davidson Tabor, James LeForest Tabor was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y on Oct. 15, 1919. He had three sisters, Helen T. Bement, born in 1915; Dorothy T. Merrill, born in 1918; and Virginia T. Daniels, born in 1926. He grew up in Lewiston Heights, a suburb of Niagara Falls and graduated from the Niagara Falls High School in 1937. He then enrolled in the Wharton School of Finance & Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. Graduating in June 1941 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Jim accepted a position with the Charles P. Cochrane Co., a manufacturer of rugs and carpets in Bridgeport, Penn. The week after completion of the company’s sales and orientation/training program, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. In January, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to Fort Niagara for induction. Subsequently, Private Tabor was sent to the Army’s finance school for basic training at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. His next assignment was in San Francisco. During his three-month tour of duty as a clerk in the Army’s area finance office, he was stationed on picturesque Angel Island in San Francisco Bay. From there, it was back East to Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Ordinance Officer’s Training School. After receiving his second lieutenant commission, he was assigned to the 617th Ordinance Ammunition Company at Fort Hood, Texas. Then, it was on to Camp Stoneman in California, a staging area for overseas duty. Tabor spent 26 months in the South Pacific and Japan. Before returning to the States in December of 1945, he was promoted to company commander with the rank of captain and had assignments in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. His last overseas job was as a liaison officer with Far East Air Force in Tokyo. Upon discharge from the service in March 1946, he joined the Richard A. Foley Advertising Agency in Philadelphia. He was an account executive and became the organization’s radio and television director. He was a founder and the first president of The Radio & Television Association of Philadelphia. Moving to Portland in November of 1950, he joined Simonds, Payson Advertising as an account executive, a position he held until 1956 when he resigned to become assistant to the president of Oakhurst Dairy in Portland. He retired in June 1981 as vice president of Sales & Marketing and a director of the company. During his business career, Jim was a trustee of Mercy Hospital, Westbrook College, The Maine Audubon Society and a director of the Maine Bonding and Casualty Co., Sun Savings & Loan Association, Northeast Hearing & Speech Center, Portland Boys and Girls Club, the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce and the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension Service. He was also a member of the South Portland Library Construction Committee. In 1968, he served as chairman of the Greater Portland United Way Campaign. He was also a member of the board of directors of United Community Services. In October of 1951, he married Rachel Andrew. They had three children, Andrew Davidson, who was born in 1956, Gretchen in 1960 and Thomas Sanborn in 1961. From 1953 to retirement, the Tabors made their home in South Portland, and built the family cottage on Keoka Lake in Waterford in 1966. They moved to Naples in 1983, where they bought and renovated an 1830 farmhouse that they had admired for years as they passed it while traveling to and from Waterford. Jim enjoyed gardening, hiking and canoeing. He was active in environmental causes and was a founding member of the Keoka Lake Association in 1971. He was an ardent beekeeper and wrote a regular column on the subject for The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. Also, from time to time he wrote articles for the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture magazine. After relocating to Naples, he became active in the town’s Conservation Commission and was a director of the Lakes Environmental Association and the Loon Echo Land Trust, and chairman of the Trust’s successful campaign to raise funds for the purchase of the Bald Pate Mountain Preserve. For many years, he and his wife delivered “meals on wheels” in the Casco, Raymond and Naples area. Jim and Rachel made their final home together in the Applegate community in Falmouth, starting in the year 2000, and later resided at The Cedars in Portland starting in 2010. Jim is survived by his wife Rachel; his sisters Dorothy Merrill of Yarmouth and Virginia Daniels of Lynnfield, Mass.; son Andrew of Cape Elizabeth and grandson; daughter Gretchen Heath of Chamblee, Ga., and two granddaughters; and son, Thomas of Surry. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 1 In loving memory of p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Laurie A. Carter Bergen Cottage Road, South Portland. 1983 - 2009 Memorial gifts may be sent No farewell words were spoken. to: The Loon Echo Land Trust, No time to say goodbye. You 1 Chase Street, Bridgton, ME were gone before we knew it. 04009. And only God knows why. Four years have passed. We still have tears. Our memories we will The Bridgton News always have. Love and miss you forever, Mom, Dad and family

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Betty M. True NEW GLOUCESTER — Betty M. True, 86, of New Gloucester, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Betty was born in West Baldwin on Feb. 10, 1927, the eldest daughter of Leland and Kathleen Haskell. While attending New Gloucester High School, she met the love of her life, Edward, to whom she was married on May 1, 1946. Throughout her life, Betty was actively engaged in her community and enjoyed genealogical research. She was especially proud of her involvement with the New Gloucester Historical Society. Surviving are her children, Calvin, Dan and Harvey; seven grandchildren; sisters, Anna and Eleanor; and brother, Wayne, all of West Baldwin. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Edward L. True, who died in 2011; sister, Arlene; and brothers, Donald and George. The family gathered to celebrate Betty’s life on Monday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m., at the New Gloucester Historical Society History Barn. Friends were invited to share refreshments and memories with the family at that time. Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Gloucester Historical Society, P.O. Box 531, New Gloucester, ME 04260.

Timothy M. Durant NAPLES — Timothy Michael Durant, “Timmy,” 47, of Naples, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born on April 8, 1966, in Portland, the son of James “Jimmy” and Jackie (Belanger) Durant. Timmy grew up locally, graduating from Windham High School in 1984. Timmy owned his own business, Durant Flooring since 1993. He had many interests and joys throughout his life. His greatest loves were his family and his many, many friends. Timmy also loved anything outdoors, including riding motorcycles, snowmobiling, four-wheelers, boating and camping. He also loved cars and rebuilt a Mustang with his father. Looking so much like his dad, he was known as a Mini-Jimmy. One of the things he will always be remembered for is his famous “Zima Dance.” Timmy was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Timmy was predeceased by his grandparents on both sides. He is survived by his parents; his fiancée and love of his life, Laurie Hodge; his daughter Britta Durant; son Brendan Durant; his sisters, Carrie Daggett, Lisa Turner and Lori Hayman; his nieces and nephews; his great-nephew and great-niece; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to www.athutchins.com In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Timmy’s memory to a food pantry or soup kitchen of your choice.

Mark L. Hermann LOVELL — Mark L. Hermann, 72, of Lovell died after a brief illness at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Mark was born in Greensburg, Ind. on Nov. 26, 1940 to Lillian F. and Lester R. Hermann. Mark attended high school in Greensburg, Ind., and received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He married Mary Anne Dambach in 1964. Mark lived in several places as an adult including Kettering, Ohio, Greensburg, Ind., and Hamden, Conn., where he owned a general contracting business. He later moved to Cape Coral, Fla., where he owned a home building company for many years. In retirement, he moved to Lovell, where he enjoyed gardening, Notre Dame football, cooking pizza, building numerous projects and the beautiful view from his mountainside home. He is predeceased by his brother, Nicholas Hermann. He is survived by his sister, Dian Cassells of Vienna, Va.; two daughters, Mary Kay Hermann of Woodbridge, Conn. and Susan Zalac of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; two sons, David Hermann of Atlanta, Ga. and Robert Hermann of Alpharetta, Ga; five grandchildren; and his significant other, Natalie Schlikina of Waterville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Acknowledgements can be sent to Mark’s daughter: Mary Kay Hermann, 18 Mitchell Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

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KENNEBUNK — Marjorie C. Picavet, 92, of Huntington Common, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford after a brief illness. She is the predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Picavet, and son Kenneth Robert Picavet. Survivors include a grandson Scott Picavet; two great-grandsons, James Kenneth Picavet and Brady Scott Picavet, all of Raymond. A graveside committal service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the Oak Grove Cemetery, 230 Playstead Road, Medford, Mass. in conjunction with military honors for her husband Robert, a U.S. Army veteran from WWII, who served in the 385th Air Service Squadron based in Italy. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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Opinions

September 26, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

Gaining knowledge: The Syrian regime

It should come as no surprise that since Congress returned to Washington after the August recess, the situation in Syria, and the use of chemical weapons there, has consumed the vast majority of our time and energy.  As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee, I have had many meetings with leaders of the Department of Defense, our nation’s intelligence agencies, and others outside of government such as former Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, to gain a more complete understanding of what happened in Syria, the

From Washington by Angus King United States Senator options for responding, and their implications. My office has received thousands of calls, e-mails and letters from people in Maine expressing their concerns, and it is clear that the majority of Americans do not want to see this country get involved in another conflict in the Middle East.  As Congress weighed the consequences of action

versus inaction, a number of different proposals were offered, including one from the White House, one from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and one from Senators Manchin (DWV) and Heitkamp (D-ND). However, all that changed Monday, Sept. 9 when the Russians, who have been longtime supporters of the

Assad regime, announced their desire to work toward a diplomatic solution. Like many of my colleagues in the Senate, I was deeply concerned about the ramifications of a U.S.-led military strike and I welcomed this new approach. Following that, I was also pleased to learn that American and Russian diplomats had successfully produced a framework for the identification and elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal by the middle of 2014. A diplomatic solution to eliminate his chemical weapons capabilities is clearly preferable to a military one, and is particularly important because it would

also remove the possibility of the weapons falling into the hands of terrorist groups or other extremists. The real test now is the implementation of that agreement. As I learned from my recent trip to the region, the situation in Syria is incredibly complex and the ongoing violence will certainly create a difficult security environment for enforcement of the agreement’s terms. These challenges will undoubtedly play out in the coming weeks when the Syrian government is expected to provide a comprehensive listing of its chemical weapons stockpile. At this point the United States has not removed the

possibility of U.S.-led military strikes to enforce compliance with the agreement. Based on my own observations, as well as conversations with diplomacy experts, it is clear that one of the primary catalysts in bringing the Russians — and the Assad regime — to the negotiating table was the president’s threat of military action. Ensuring compliance with the agreement will be no easy task, but I am confident the potential exists to take positive steps forward in helping the Syrian people bring an end to this humanitarian crisis and rid the Syrian regime — and the world — of dangerous chemical weapons.

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News Item Excerpt: It took Mother Nature awhile, but she finally got winter in gear. It snowed cats and puppies on Saturday, Jan. 15, so the winter of “82-83” officially got off the ground — and nine inches of white stuff got on the ground. Everybody was warned the storm was coming, but after several false alarms, many were skeptical. Still, everybody sounded sure about it, so most people cancelled Saturday evening plans, and the white stuff started falling, gently at first in the afternoon. Skiers are back in force now, and the sounds of schussing and laughter are heard once more in the hills of West Bridgton. News Item Excerpt: The Block, Harrison’s business district, will be humming with excitement this Saturday, Jan. 29, with the opening of two new shops. Bob Swett has cut a hole through his Market Basket wall into what was Joan Albert Antiques, and is starting a consignment shop, which will sell everything but clothes — even to large items like furniture and appliances. Then, upstairs over his store, Bob plans a Flea Market, starting this Saturday and Sunday, May 1. There will be 20 tables to rent. Call him or his wife, Jan, at 583-4537 for information on this. In honor of the Grand Opening, Rick and Bonnie Smith are

visited Bridgton and have noticed a change for the better. Bridgton is beginning to turn the corner. The town is beginning a sewer system it has talked about for years — almost centuries it seems! Bridgton Academy boasts a record enrollment increase and has completed a new dining hall and plans new science classrooms and lab. The people in town are pleasant, and everyone seems to be feeling good about the town. The Mountain is doing much better this year, since it now has snowmaking facilities, although a few inches of the white stuff wouldn’t hurt a little bit. The new sewer system, actually a cluster of smaller sewer systems as I understand it, is a beginning toward improvement. Bridgton is changing, and heading in the right direction. Typifying all the change seems to be the Lake Region Lakers, well on their way to an undefeated season. I watched them play against Scarborough, and they were terrific. Founded in 1953 to preserve the local history, traditions and customs of Bridgton, Maine and the surrounding area, the Society operates a museum and research center at 5 Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton. Please call 647-3699 for more information and to schedule a visit.

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planning a special breakfast at the Cracked Platter for buyers and dealers alike. Lets hope we have one of those spring-winter days, which keep appearing this January. News Item Excerpt: When Wayne Stearns, SAD 61 audio-visual director, stopped in at Lake Region High School at about 10 a.m. last Sunday, he was just planning to spend a few hours getting ahead on work for the coming week. Instead, he discovered evidence of robbery that set off a stillcontinuing investigation by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. School officials theorized that the thieves may have been hoping to find the approximately $1,000 in receipts from Friday’s basketball game. But, this money is never left at the high school, and the thieves had to settle for amounts found in cash boxes and soft drink machines. The total amount of cash stolen was estimated to be only around $600, mostly in coins — a heavy bundle. But, Stan

Wiley, supervisor of building and grounds for SAD 61, said that as the thieves battered and banged their way through locked doors and into locked cabinets. They did more than $5,000 worth of damage. Letter to Editor: I have been reading the articles in the paper about the ambulance issue in Bridgton, and I for one don’t think it is right to even consider an outside ambulance service. Kimball’s Ambulance Service is about the best anyone could ask for. It is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, three units on duty as well as 10 emergency medical technicians, and they are all local and care about their town and its people. I think it is about time the people of Bridgton stop bringing in out-of-state and out-of-town people to run our town and provide the services we need, when we have local residents who can do as well, if not better, because it is in their town and they care. Letter to Editor: I recently

(Continued from Page D) I also met some great people in my field throughout the Northeast, which is always good for professional development. The work you see on Main Street is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project to fix the inflow and infiltration (a.k.a. leaky pipes) in our wastewater system. This will hopefully free up some space in our fields that receive the wastewater from the downtown area. To encourage further growth, we are working on a feasibility study for the wastewater system. Without a decent infrastructure, we are limited to what types of commercial activity that can locate in our downtown, and in our corridors. How this grows is up to you, the residents, so please let the Wastewater Committee know your thoughts on this work — it’s an important policy statement to make! Another crucial way to make known our thoughts on future growth and development for Bridgton is to attend the upcoming “out of the municipal building” meetings. The next one is at Shawnee

Peak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30. Then, we will be at Beth’s Café on Monday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m., and skipping over Columbus Day to Monday, Oct. 21, we will be at the Standard Gastropub. This is a great relaxing way to informally discuss these important elements of the comprehensive plan and a way to support and become acquainted with local businesses. I hope you can make at least one of these meetings! Did you miss meeting our new Recreation Director, Gary Colello? We had a reception for him on Sept. 18, but he is always around and about so please take a moment to meet him! He has some great energy and thoughts to move forward with programming for the year! We are lucky to have him here, as recreation is a big piece of economic development. If the community has a lot of fun activities going on, then it helps businesses that might want to locate here as it’s a fun place to be! Confused about the Affordable Care Act? We partnered with the Small Business Administration to have a

workshop to help businesses sort through the requirements and next steps they must take to comply. The workshop is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. here at the Bridgton Municipal Complex (downstairs). Space is limited and registration is required. Please contact Sandra Fontaine at Sandra.fontaine@ sba.gov to register. Depot Street is moving forward, no really, it is! The Request for Proposals (RFP) is out (see town website) for engineering/surveying/landscape architecture for the construction drawings for this CDBG project. The timeline is set for a spring 2014 construction! Staff is also preparing to work with Maine Department of Transportation to seek agreement on off-premise signs to serve our businesses off of Main Street and need that directional sign to their establishments. Stay tuned… The Moses House (Main Street red building with the antique sign on it) RFP is about to go out so you will soon see some progress on fixing that façade up to promote this part of Main Street as a great spot for new business development.

The work you see at the Webb House for the Rufus Porter Museum is also a CDBG project. Phase II of the façade work at the Webb House is slated for the spring. In October, I will attend, along with Fryeburg representation, a trade show in Boston for small businesses to promote the area. I am looking forward to this very much! The next day, I will be in Worcester attending the Southern New England American Planning Association annual conference to obtain credits for my planning certification maintenance. Later in the month, I will be going to the Maine Downtown Network class on business development in your downtown up in Gardiner. As always, please e-mail me (ecodevdir@bridgtonmaine.org), call (647-8786), or stop me to let me know your thoughts — hope to see you at some of these meetings. Also join me on social networks: LinkedIn (annemkrieg), Facebook (BPECD) and Twitter (@BridgtonPECD) Best wishes for a fun fall and thank you for allowing me to serve you!

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ies” to tell those in Africa, China, the Philippines and elsewhere about Him who Saves? Should we not clean up our own house first? As citizens of this once great and moral country, should we not restore our own Republican form of government before dictating to others how they should govern? The religious editor of Article Ten once said, “If all the so-called Christians in this nation took their Bibles off the self and blew the dust off, it would make the dust storms of 1930s look like a walk in the park.” Yes, my fellow Christians, it is time for a little retro-

spection; yes my fellow citizens of these United States of America, it is time for a little retrospection; it is time we restore our Christian faith and morals and our

Republican form of government before dictating to others, before telling others how they must live. Rev. Bob Celeste Harrison

(Continued from Page D) For others, however, he is the archfiend. These haters are mainly in the ranks of Tea Partyers. They can’t abide the president. Some of their bile gives off fumes of racism. Much of their attitude is pure conservative doctrine. They are obsessed with the national deficit, demanding that government spending be cut and that no new income be drawn from higher taxes. A particular target is Obamacare, the president’s signature achievement. For that reason in good part, radicals of the Tea Party condemn it. These mainly white, mainly older Americans loathe the twice-elected president. In their eyes he can make no right move. That means opposition to his [almost] every initiative on the federal level as well as in state capitals where they have achieved great influence.  These folks are determined to roll back the clock to a time without the social evolution of recent decades — abortion rights, gay marriage, gun controls. Any mildly progressive move is to be resisted. Originally a grassroots citizens’ movement, the Tea Party quickly came under the influence of wealthy and conservative donors and organizers who have their own agenda: Opposing higher taxes on the wealthy, limiting the activities of unions and maintaining high defense expenditures override the original aims of ordinary Tea Partyers. Blind hatred of our president is the most debilitating product of this populist movement because it weakens the nation. While there were many and varied reasons to oppose Obama’s request to Congress for authority to strike Syria, Tea Partyers did so because they refuse any action with a White House label. Trying to force Obama to pull back his health bill or blocking an essential rise in the debt ceiling, the Tea Partyers may end up shutting down the government and wrecking the world’s credit system. Their unyielding rejection of the president means the nation will regularly risk disasters before, inevitably, saner heads agree to compromise.  Compromise between opponents is, after all, the foundation of a democracy. Those who lose an election have a right and duty to oppose, but not to bring down the structure or to harm the nation’s well-being and progress. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.

Conquest of the Anne Krieg: The Planning Front 3-point turn

(Continued from Page D) only four nations that allows abortion in the ninth month for any reason, proudly send “Christian Missionaries” into other countries that are not anywhere near as immoral?   For those who call themselves Christians, it really is time for us to look around and see if it is not Portland, Boston, Bangor, Biddeford and Oxford Maine that really need missionaries. Should we not pull the beam out of our own eye before we further send “missionar-

(Continued from Page D) pavement’s edge. Needless to say, the next set of directions I received was to drive back to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Oh, how far I have come. I actually spent 15 minutes on Sunday trying to perfect a three-point turn in my vehicle, which falls into the category of a compact car. Usually, it ended up being a four-point turn — since I must count the quick shift into reverse to counteract my fear of not steering clear of any obstacles. It’s my fear that drives me, more than the object that would probably have missed my vehicle by four or five inches. Despite that and a lack of faith in my depth perception, I am making headway. September is great time to go for a drive. The tourist traffic has diminished; and ice and snow have yet to take command of the land. Even though full-tilt fall foliage is weeks away, the glimpses of color combined with the presence of sunshine make for splendid drives. What’s amazing is I never feel alone when I am driving. I imagine few people do because there is a connection, a relationship, between drivers and their vehicles. A sense of freedom envelopes me when I am behind the wheel: Thirty minutes can take me to a whole different terrain or a different town. Not having a destination in mind might invite the necessity of a three-point turn, or a U-turn — where that is legal. Enjoyment is found in discovering alternate routes or interesting scenery. On Monday night, a local board meeting adjourned earlier than anticipated. So, I thought I would take a drive — even though it was already dark. I drove down School Road. On a straight-a-way, I sized up the utility poles and trees along the ditch like a gymnast eying the mat before a tumbling run. I pulled into place on the side of the road, readying for a three-point turn. Big breath for focus, tires turned hard to the left, right hand on the gear stick. Headlights appeared in my rearview mirror midway through the maneuver. Maybe, it was the angel of practice makes perfect, who rewarded me with an absolutely smooth and punctual three-point turn. Now that I’ve got that one down, the highway’s the limit.

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Tree Talk Advice from an Arborist

Using the ‘Point System’

By Robert Fogg In this article, I would like to focus on tree cutting/pruning in the shoreland zone, particularly the area that lies within 100 feet of a lake or stream. In this area, we use the “point system” to help us determine what, if any, cutting is allowed. We start by gridding the shorefront off into 25-foot by 50-foot sections (or 25-feet by 25-feet in some towns) and then we measure and map the existing trees. The measurement is made at 4½ inches above the ground (diameter at breast height or DBH). Each tree is given a point designation, based on its size (the larger

the tree, the higher the point value). We must maintain a minimum of 24 points (or 12 points in some towns) before any surplus trees may be removed. To discourage the removal of only the small trees and leaving only large trees, no more than half of the 24 (or 12) points, in each grid section, may come from trees 12-inch diameter or larger. Trees that are dead, dying or dangerous (as determined by a licensed arborist) are usually allowed to be removed, but often times, if this takes a grid section below the minimum required points, new small trees will be required to be planted to take their place,

unless new growth is present. Any tree that is smaller than 2-inch diameter (DBH) but taller than 3 feet is considered a sapling. A minimum of five saplings must be left, if possible, in each grid section. Any vegetation that is 3 feet tall or shorter is considered ground cover. No ground cover is allowed to be removed except for a 6-foot wide winding path to the water. A tree may not be stripped of live limbs any higher than the lowest 1/3 of its height. Dead limbs are okay to remove at any height. The actual shoreland zone goes back a total of 250 feet from the water, but the first 100 feet is the most critical and the most heavily protected. No more than 40% of the basal area of trees over 4-inch DBH may be removed from the entire 250 feet shoreland zone.   Fines for violations can be substantial. Each town has a code enforcement officer that is in charge of policing this tree cutting. Some towns now require a permit for any shoreland zone tree cutting. If you have questions, you should contact

THE POINT SYSTEM — Arborist Robert Fogg explains cutting and pruning in shoreland areas. your town code officer and/or a competent arborist. Keep in mind, that you are ultimately responsible for whatever cutting is done, so it pays to know the rules and/or work

with an arborist that you trust completely to stay within the rules. After all, the rules are in place to help keep our lakes and streams clean, which is good for us all.

Robert Fogg is general manager of Q-Team Tree Service in Naples and is also a licensed arborist. He can be reached at RobertFogg@ Q-Team.com

Hope from axiomatic theory

OUT IN THE ORCHARD — ABC Academy PreSchoolers had some apple-pickin’ fun at Pietree Orchard in Sweden. The day was sunny, the air was brisk and the apples were delicious! Pictured are the pre-schoolers and instructor Sandy Pasquale. Others captured in search of the perfect apple were Harlow Ross, Will McIntyre and Dylan Libby.

(Continued from Page D) are clearly known to any creative art, and the existence of some underlying empirical worldly motif in the background — often in a very remote background overgrown by subsequent developments and followed into a multitude of labyrinthine variants…” Blah, blah, blah ad infinitum. The book is full of this kind of stuff, yet, stowed away in the hold alongside such pedantic esoteric rhetoric I occasionally found nuggets of simple wisdom, scribed as poetry and applicable even to those of us who do not understand (or care to understand)

such a thing as axiomatic set theory. And when I struck such chance linguistic gold, out quick came my pen to scribble exclamation marks and asterisks in the margins, to add to my stockpile for later use. As it turned out, later use came much sooner than I expected in the form of a family far away going through a struggle. It was a friend-of-afriend sort of thing: a mom, dad, and very young son, and the details are not important. But my heart went out to them and what I felt was crucial was to try to bolster resolve and determination as the weary parents tussled

to provide stability for their young boy in the midst of self-inflicted turmoil. And so I sat down and wrote the boy a letter — a note of encouragement from a middle-aged stranger to a toddler, and, vicariously, to said toddler’s parents. I find it easy to relate to children, since I never ceased to be one myself, so I told the boy a little about my own childhood and then grabbed a couple of lines from the von Neumann’s bio that I thought would help the family keep on track and aid in the aiming of their young lad toward the right target. “Max (von Neumann’s

father) did not push his oldest son, but he quietly saw to it that the path ahead was clear.” And, a few pages later: “While casting his anchor to windward, Johnny was also allowed to drift a kite toward the stars.” See what I mean, poetry between the decimal points. Anyway, I hope and pray that my letter to the family is well received and that hope is rewarded by clear direction and a following joy. When I’m done with the von Neumann book, I may dive into Linoleum: an illustrated history. Happy inspiration fairly oozes from the title alone. I’m so excited.

said that Ottawa’s practice of providing free health care for its own people “shall not stand.” “Such a practice is barbaric and clearly against the tenets of the Geneva Convention,” Obama said. “Insurance companies must be involved as intermediaries, so that private enterprise can suck as many profits from sick and dying people

as possible. That’s how we do it, and what we say goes.” He added, “The first concern of all great democracies must be the health of the economy, not the health of the people. Canada, do not force us to send in a missile or two, or perhaps a small fleet of killer dolphins. Today, I am drawing a line in the snow.” Later the president downgraded his threat. Any incursion would involve only small arms fire, he hinted yesterday, and then maybe just around border towns, possibly only

involving poachers and in cooperation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It is rumored that Russia may intercede on Ottawa’s behalf. Republican reaction to the president’s position was quick and typically vitriolic. “President Obama has once again proven his cosmic inability to govern,” Senator Ted Cruz said. “And, yes, you can hear the air quotes as I speak them out loud. Anyway, the man is a threat to the country and to world

peace… I… Hey, wait a minute! That’s a Republican position! I, um, well…” Senator’s Brain Explodes In a scene straight out of Mars Attacks, Senator Ted Cruz’s brain exploded during a press conference yesterday. He is now resting comfortably at home. A spokesperson said, “We expect the Senator to be back in his seat tomorrow. As a typical hard-working, dedicated member of the U.S. Congress he wasn’t using his brain anyway.”

Airheads create ingenious plan for government

(Continued from Page D) said they didn’t think the Republican plan was “a particularly good idea,” but, they added, “we can’t come up with anything better.” Senator Harry Reid said,  “So we have decided to poll the American people to see if we should turn off the air completely, or if maybe they would accept a partial shutdown.”

President Obama on the Canadian Threat President Barack Obama said yesterday that the United States will not invade Canada this week, though he wants to “leave our options open.” The crisis developed when the president watched a program on PBS about the Canadian health care system. In a strongly-worded statement, for him, the president

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