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‘Stop’ stealing Casco sign

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Stop, thief! In the case of Casco, stop sign thief would be more accurate. “There has been reoccurring vandalism of the stop signs on Leach Hill Road,” according to Casco Town Manager Dave Morton. The signs have been vandalized or removed at various times, forcing the town the replace them, he said. The Town of Casco has

replacement signs in storage. However, there is still a cost to the homeowners in the community from the theft of roads signs, according to the website smart sign. “Sign theft also negatively affects taxpayers, who must foot the bill for replacing signs — often at more than the initial cost. [more than] $500 to buy and reinstall a simple stop SIGN, Page 4A

A busy, pricey SAD 61 summer By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer For Andy Madura and his staff, the start of school was almost like a vacation — they could finally exhale. It was a tremendously busy summer for Madura and his maintenance and grounds teams (under the direction of Daryl Fernald), along with food service workers Lori Andrews, Joyce Small and Paula Simonds. Through a governmentsponsored summer meals program offered at several locations in the Lake Region, 16,166 meals were dished out, Madura recently reported to the school board.

AT HOME WITH RADIOS — For Casco resident Lew Wetzel, 94, the love of antennas has been both a hobby and a satisfying and interesting career. Wetzel is shown here with his ham radio setup in his home on Pleasant Lake. “We made $22,000 plus (De Busk Photo) and gave three people summer jobs,” Madura said. “We did the right thing (by offering the meals program) for a lot of kids. We had a number of volunteers step up and served meals.” There was plenty of hustle and bustle across SAD 61 By Dawn De Busk able. Prior to that FM radio FCC’s reversal, the aural So, did his even keel perwith several major projects Staff Writer was a simulcast of the AM (audio) signal had to be at sonality. added to a lengthy list. CASCO — During his radio programs. The station 50% of the visual signal. Among his friends was “With the two bus loop career as an electronics engi- owners were turning in their Wetzel’s research showed it Ed Shively, whom he met in projects (at Songo Locks and neer, Lew Wetzel was twice FM radio licenses because it worked well at a much lower 1952 while working for RCA. Lake Region Middle School), involved in the research that wasn’t making money. Wetzel percentage. He also befriended Harold I would estimate approxi- changed an FCC ruling and was concerned that would be a After presenting his find- Kassens, who was the assismately $1.25 million was helped in the evolution of the continuing trend. ings in 1943, the FCC ruled tance chief of the Broadcast spent on these summer proj- radio and television industry. Wetzel’s research on cir- that “all stations could reduce Bureau for the Federal ects,” Madura said. Perfecting circular polar- cular polarization in the mid- power between 10 and 20 per- Communications Commission Here’s a look at the list: ization helped FM radio get off 1960s is what allows FM radio cent.” (FCC). SAD 61, Page 4A the ground and made it profit- to be broadcast in vehicles. “All stations were able Another plus was having a That was one of the minor to shut off their aural ampli- pilot’s license, giving him the objectives, getting radio recep- fier. They could eliminate the freedom to fly with equipment tion in vehicles during peo- transmission costs. The aural from the East Coast to the ple’s commute time. In 1965, amplifier was a duplicate of West Coast to service probWetzel presented his findings the visual. You save all the lematic antennas on various in a report to the National electricity. All the usage over radio and TV towers. He first Association of Broadcasters. the years, since 1943, I esti- learned to fly when he was a The venue was switched three mate the broadcast industry junior in college. times because organizers had saved a billion dollars in costs In 1947, Wetzel earned to find a room big enough to because of the elimination of his engineering degree from fit the crowd. the aural amplifiers,” he said. LeHigh University. In 1943, the other FCC Over the years, Wetzel’s His first post-college job ruling has ultimately saved understanding of antennas was helping with the conmoney for the TV industry and radio waves and his vast struction of the Sunbury and the consumer, Wetzel said. network of friendships served Steam Electric Station on Twenty years prior to the him well. WAVES, Page 5A

No problem making ‘waves’ Casco engineer had his FCC moments

Naples seeks cost share pact with DOT

FUN AT THE FAIR — Saturday was a hectic day at Fryeburg Fair as many took advantage of great weather to enjoy Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic. There were plenty of things to see including steers and sheep, as captured in these photos by Eric Johnson of Bridgton. There were many vendors including spinner Jenny Smith of Underhill Fibers in Gorham working with lavender yarn, shown in this photo by Dawn De Busk.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Expanding a proposed project from simply putting in crosswalks to installing a turning lane on Route 35 has turned into costly construction. In fact, initial estimates put the project at $1 million, according to Naples Town Manager John Hawley. With a wait time of a year or more, the Town of Naples can apply for a shared cost

agreement with the state. That is the plan going forward: Naples will apply for a shared cost pact with the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT). Originally, MDOT offered to cover the cost of pedestrian crosswalks on both Route 302 and Route 35. That would include pedestals with buttons that walkers could push to alert vehicular traffic that someone was crossing the road.

However, the Naples Board of Selectmen decided it would be best to add a turning lane while work was being done in that area. The price of the turning lane would be on the town’s dime. The thought was that engineering plans for the turning lane might already exist. The idea of crosswalks to increase public safety at the intersection of Route 302 and 35 is a subject that was COST SHARE, Page 5A

Future for Info Center? By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Research shows that vacationers will seek out towns that are dogfriendly. Meanwhile, people like the idea that their town has offerings for their fourlegged friends. Brenda Leo, who manages the Visitors’ and Information Center in Naples, said residents have mentioned to her the need for a dog park as well as a place for dogs to swim. “I am talking to people to form a committee and working with [Community Activities Director] Peter Ceprano to plan a fall event in 2019 that will be pet-

friendly,” she said. “Data shows that more Mainers are staycationing and going where it is petfriendly,” she said. “With this in mind, I would like to see the dog park be reborn and offer to help with that. It is going to be an important part of making visitors feel truly welcome to Naples as well

the locals,” Leo said. Leo was speaking during a Naples Board of Selectmen meeting on Oct. 1. Naples Town Manager John Hawley introduced her as “our unofficial marketing department.” She reported to the selectmen on what has taken place this summer and also CENTER, Page 5A

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Colburn seeks HD71 seat

Doretta Colburn is running for State Representative to the Maine Legislature for District 71, which includes the towns of Norway, West Paris, Waterford and Sweden. She believes it is time for significant change in our government, saying, “We need to trust that our elected officials are working for us. Public service means just that: caring for, listening to and acting on behalf of the people we serve. Big money and self-serving interests do not belong in politics. We have a right to expect our leadership to be people of integrity and honesty.” Colburn has spent her life working successfully with people across the full range of politics and background by focusing on building community, finding the common cause and developing practical solutions to their mutual problems. That ability to work with many types of people comes from a long and practical background of doing just that. As a farmer, businesswoman, lifetime educator and pastor, Colburn knows how hard it is to find practical solutions to our challenges, as well as what it

means to struggle to succeed and to make ends meet. She is committed to using this experience to promote the values of farming and local businesses as integral parts of our communities and support them as vital players in our success. She is determined to increase the quality of education for all of the children of Maine. And, through her experience as a pastor, she knows how to help people build caring and supportive communities. Her goal is to work with willing partners in Augusta to provide more and better opportunities for everyone in Maine to access good jobs and comprehensive health care, and to benefit from a strong education that ensures a living wage. Working together with colleagues, she knows how to create prosperous and sustainable communities. Colburn is also deeply concerned about the protection of Maine’s environment. “The reality of climate change and the stewardship of Earth are the responsibility of our generation. Working as closely as she does with crops and livestock, she has seen up close the impact of climate

change. She knows that Maine is dependent on our natural environment for our livelihood. Our principle industries — tourism, timber, fishing, and farming depend upon it,” she said. Colburn will focus attention and action on the health of our land and waterways in ways that make sense for our economy today and for our future. With her husband, Ted, Colburn owns Beech Hill Farm in Waterford, where Ted’s mother was born. They raise a herd of bison, grow organic produce for market, and bake artisan breads and bagels. She recently retired after serving for 20 years as a minister of various churches, including most recently North Waterford Congregational Church. A graduate of the Yale Divinity School, she has seen every parish she has served grow and prosper through compassionate leadership and shared commitment. As a middle school science teacher, Colburn focused on environmental education and has taken that passion with her throughout her life, educating young children about farm-

Who is on ballot

Doretta Colburn House District 71 candidate ing through programs at their farm and through the Little Hands for Agriculture program at the Waterford World’s Fair. Colburn has a long history of service to her community. Through her membership with the service organization, Rotary International, she served her local community’s needs of food security, outreach to elders, youth programs and scholarships, as well as a medical mission trip to Haiti. Her three-time role as president, including tenure as Bridgton’s Rotary Club president, strengthened her leadership skills and enhanced her ability to work together for the betterment of all. She has served COLBURN, Page 3A

In the coming weeks, The News will publish interviews with state representative and state senate candidates. The races include: Senate District 18 — Incumbent Lisa Kiem (R) against James Wilfong (D). D18 towns within the BN coverage area include: Lovell, Stoneham, Stow, Sweden and Waterford. Senate District 19 — Incumbent James Hamper (R) against Michael McKinney (D). D19 towns within the BN coverage area include: Bridgton, Harrison, Naples, Sebago, Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hiram and Otisfield. Senate District 26 — Incumbent William Diamond (D) is running unopposed. D26 towns within the BN coverage area include: Baldwin, Casco, Frye Island and Raymond. House District 66 — Incumbent Jessica Fay (D) against Gregory Foster (R). D66 towns within the BN coverage area include: Casco (part) and Raymond (part). House District 67 — Incumbent Susan Austin (R) against Anne Gass (Independent). D67 towns within the BN coverage area include: Casco (part), Frye Island and Raymond (part). House District 68 — Incumbent Richard Cebra (R) against Janice Barter (D). D68 towns within the BN coverage area include: Baldwin, Naples and Sebago. House District 69 — This race features two new candidates, Tony Lorrain (R) against Walter Riseman (Independent). D69 towns within the BN coverage area include: Bridgton, Denmark and Harrison. House District 70 — Incumbent Nathan Wadsworth (R) against Warren Richardson (D). D70 towns within the BN coverage area include: Lovell (part), Fryeburg, Hiram and Brownfield. House District 71 — This race features two new candidates, Doretta Colburn (D) against Sawin Millett Jr. (R). D71 towns within the BN coverage area include: Sweden and Waterford.

CMMC certified for ortho care

OB/GYN doctor joins BH Bridgton Hospital is pleased to announce its affiliation with a new specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Joseph Bell, D.O., an experienced doctor who has been in temporary practice in Bridgton but who previously provided care in Wisconsin and the Mountain Joseph Bell, D.O. West, will see patients for a full array of obstetric and gynecologic care, including surgery. “We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Bell, whose breadth of experience is impressive,” said Interim Hospital Administrator Jill Rollins. “He will offer high quality of care to the women of the Lake Region, right here in Bridgton.” Bell, who has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years, chose his specialty because it allows him to combine medicine and surgery, both of which he finds very rewarding. The field also allows him to communicate closely with patients and get to know them as individuals, he said. “I believe medicine is both an art and a science,” Bell said. “A professor I respect once said that evidence-based medicine is important, but so is compassion, communications, common sense and good clinical judgment. DOCTOR, Page 3A

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Greg Marston of Bridgton had both knees replaced at Central Maine Medical Center, which enabled him to return to the things he enjoys in life. To Marston, an avid skier and outdoorsman, the surgery “gave me my life back.” He credits the joint replacements, and the rehabilitation services he received at Bridgton Hospital (part of Central Maine Healthcare) with allowing him to return to the sports he loves — and his work as a skilled traditional cabinetmaker and restoration specialist. “Dr. Bush, CMMC and Bridgton Hospital are responsible for giving me back my life,” he said. “I tell everybody who is considering surgery, ‘do it, because it really is life-changing.’” Central Maine Medical Center has been certi-

fied for quality of care in an array of orthopedic services, the hospital recently announced. The certification by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest healthcare accrediting body, recognizes CMMC for providing the highest quality of patient care and safety. The areas of excellence highlighted in the certification are total hip replacement, total knee replacement, total shoulder replacement, and hip fracture. The certification came after a rigorous inspection by the Joint Commission last month. “Orthopedic care is in high demand in Maine, the most rapidly aging state in the nation, and we are proud that our work has been recognized with this certification,” said Dr. David Tupponce, president of CMMC and executive

vice president of Central Maine Healthcare. “Our patients rely on us for safe, effective and high-quality care and that is our ongoing commitment.” In fact, a reviewer from the Joint Commission called the CMMC orthopedic program a “top tier program in the nation.” More than one million total joint replacements, which are considered one of the most successful and cost-effective interventions in medicine, are done in the United States every year. At Central Maine Medical Center, 181 total hip replacements, 316 knee replacements, and 45 shoulder replacements were done in 2017. The hospital treated 162 hip fractures. “I’m extremely proud of our team for this accomplishment. We have an amazing group of providers caring for our patients from

their initial visit through their pre-operative workup, surgery, therapy and beyond. Patients with pain and limited mobility can truly get their life back with total joint replacement,” said Dr. Jeffrey Bush, a board-certified, fellowshiptrained orthopedic surgeon with Central Maine Orthopaedics in Auburn. “The certification reflects CMMC’s commitment to continuous improvement in how we provide for our orthopedic patients.” The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and currently, more 4,000 hospitals nationwide maintain Joint Commission accreditation. CMMC’s accreditation is an initial certification, and the hospital will have a recertification inspection every two years going forward.

This year, Bridgton Highlands Golf and Tennis offered very reduced rates to golfers that brought in nonperishable food items to be donated to the local food pantry. This was done one item at a time.

Bridgton Highlands Golf and Tennis has always contributed to the community by donating rounds of golf to be used in drawings and raffles that benefit charitable and fundraising events. This

year over 1,000 pounds of nonperishable items were collected and stored in a climate-controlled area at the new clubhouse. Recently, thanks to former selectman Bob McHatton, who donat-

ed the use of his truck, and the staff at Bridgton Highlands Golf and Tennis, those items were delivered much to the delight of the food pantry. This will help meet the needs of many people.

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Dr. Bell signs on at BH (Continued from Page 2A) patient fits every random- Snowboard race official and was a start timer at the 2002 I believe in today’s world, ized controlled study.” Aside from practic- Winter Olympics. we sometimes lose sight of Bell will offer complete these important points. No ing medicine, Bell enjoys spending time with his fam- OB-GYN care and full gyneily (which, he is careful to cologic practice at Bridgton mention, includes his wife Obstetrics-Gynecology. He Lynne, four grown chil- is accepting new patients (Continued from Page 2A) dren, two dogs and two cats and his office is at 15 on the boards of several who “succeed in making Hospital Drive. For more nonprofits addressing the me a better person”) and information or to schedule needs of children and fami- officiating at ski races. He an appointment, please call: lies in crisis and currently is a certified U.S. Ski and 647-4240 serves on the boards of the Waterford Library and the Waterford World’s Fair. Public Auction Colburn realizes that Retail/Commercial/Estate coming together as a community is not accomplished Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 – 5 P.M. unless “we learn to respect American Legion Hall, 26 Casco Rd. Naples, Maine each other, focus — not on We will be liquidating items from two businesses at this auction along our differences — but on with several estate items. Thousands in retail-ready party supplies and commercial food service equipment from a local butcher shop. Party what we have in common decor, party favors, plates, napkins, new shopping carts, butcher knives, and work toward the greater a large open cooler, store displays, a neon “OPEN” sign, scales, Party/ good.” She has spent her life event supplies sold in lots. Estate items include pellet stoves, Schwinn road bike, outdoor equipment, etc. This will be a fun, fast-paced auction. bringing people together and Food will be available, menu TBD. Preview day of sale at 2 p.m. Auction will take those skills to the starts at 5 p.m. Visit for photos/details. State House to work for the Steven Fontaine betterment of the citizens of Bridgton, Maine • Maine Auctioneer Lic #1640 our lovely state of Maine. Auctionzip ID #47530 • 207-553-0294 Follow and participate in Terms & Condition of Sale: All items sold “as is, where is” without warDoretta Colburn’s campaign ranty. All sales final. Cash, Check accepted, Visa/MC/Discover accepted w/3% surcharge. 10% buyer’s premium applied to all purchases. Maine on Facebook at Doretta state sales tax where applicable — IF EXEMPT YOU MUST BRING Colburn for House or online PROOF OF EXEMPTION — All sales final and must be paid for day of sale. Phone/Absentee bids accepted. This listing subject to change. 1T41 at

RAYMOND ­­­— B&B Cultivation, the leading provider of thoroughly-tested, pure medicinal cannabis, is holding a Grand Opening Bash this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, at its Raymond store located at 1259 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302). The open house will include festivities, food, refreshments, art, neighbors, raffles and more. Get your certification at B&B on the spot between 6 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, and between 2:30 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. There will be a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Friday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. The public is invited. The store provides flower, edibles and other fine prod-

ucts to ensure a healthier and symptom-free life for those with MMJ certification and proper ID. Also available are essential supplies, a full line of nonpsychoactive CBD products such as lotions and salves, fine art, glassware, and more; even call-ahead pickup is available for those who qualify. The active components of the cannabis plant — cannabinoids — have shown to inhibit tumor growth and

kill cancer cells in lab testing. Medical cannabis contains antispasmodic qualities which relax muscles and has shown to be an effective treatment for seizures, and for these cannabis oils that are rich in cannabidiol (CBD), are the preferred method for treatment. Patients who suffer from chronic pain caused by diabetes, cancer, MS, HIV, and other diseases have been turning to medical cannabis as a way to treat their pain without the use of addictive pharmaceutical medications. Also available, Delta 8 is great relief without the anxiety. In recent years, opioid recovery has been blessed with cannabis, saving valuable lives. Repeat customers rely on B&B, Page 5A





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Fryeburg Police Department log These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, October 1 11:43 a.m. Civil matter on Belair Estate Road. 3:15 p.m. Suicide threat at Silver Parkway. 4:11 p.m. Civil matter on Island Road. 5:30 p.m. Officer assist on North Fryeburg Road. 6:29 p.m. Motor vehicle crash on Bridgton Road. 8:35 p.m. Suspicious person at Weston’s Beach. Tuesday, October 2 5:40 a.m. Assist another agency at Belair Estate Road. 8:50 a.m. Serving a warrant on Belair Estate Road, police charged Zackary Jackson, 30, of Fryeburg with refusing to submit to arrest or detention, refusing to stop and violation of a protective order. 7:27 p.m. Welfare check on Cross Street. 8:32 p.m. Harassment complaint handled, Wednesday, October 3 7:42 a.m. Animal complaint on Highland Park

Editor’s note: Bridgton’s Police blotter was unavailable at press time Road. 8:30 a.m. Juvenile offense at Molly Ockett Middle School. 8:38 a.m. Suspicious activity at intersection of Portland Street and Porter Road. 2:40 p.m. Welfare check on Belair Estate Road. 4:42 p.m. Civil matter on Meadow Lane. 8:20 p.m. Suspicious activity on River Street. 9:28 p.m. Traffic complaint on Union Hill Road. 10:31 p.m. Assist fire personnel on Main Street. Thursday, October 4 10:02 a.m. Gas drive off on Main Street. 11:15 a.m. Civil matter on Meadow Lane. 12:14 p.m. Civil matter on Main Street. 12:15 p.m. Burglary reported on Dana Street. 1:16 p.m. Animal complaint on Oxford Street. 3:17 p.m. Gas drive off on Main Street.









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(Continued from Page 1A) Stevens Brook: Carpet replacement Songo Locks School: Bus loop/parking lot project, relocate upper playground, carpet/ tile replacement, bathroom partions replaced Middle School: Bus loop/ parking lot project, relocate modular, locker replacement (Phase 2), relocate sheds High School: Bathroom renovations second floor/café, upstairs hallway renovations (lights, ceiling, carpet), carpet replacement (East Wing hallway, Conference Room), elevator upgrades, paving parking lot/driveways, East Wing roof replacement, HVAC upgrades (Phase 3) Central Office: Generator installation. “And then there are the things that we do each summer from painting to disinfecting to inspecting,” he added. SAD 61 did get a little outside help as individuals taking part in the county’s Alternative Sentencing Program contributed 48 hours to district work, including maintenance to retention ponds. In other school board news: • LRMS Principal Matt Lokken noted that creating “team newsletters” and sending them out to parents is an attempt to improve communication.

• LRMS has several student-teachers from St. Joseph’s College working at the school this fall. The connection was created by the late Dr. Tom Hancock, who served on the SAD 61 school board. • Donations — Kit Gilbert’s Dinner Club donated backpacks full of supplies, individual supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, paper, tissues and snacks for students) to Songo Locks Elementary School. Value: $500. The Magic Lantern in Bridgton donated $33.33 for the Songo Locks School Food Pantry.

(Continued from Page 1A) sign,” the website said. It is not uncommon that road signs with interesting names like Gone Fishing Way or Louis Lane might get swiped, the website said. The recommendation is to use numbered street names that are “less appealing to thieves.” Sign theft is considered a misdemeanor. However, if an accident or injury occurs because of a missing sign, the thief can be “sued or even criminally prosecuted for the consequences,” the website said. Meanwhile, according to Morton, the completion of Johnson Hill and Edwards Road has brought both compliments and complaints. “The final coat of pavement was done on Edwards Road and Johnson Hill Road” in late August, he said. “There are now problems with traffic speeds,” Morton said. Likewise, speeding has been made easier with fresh pavement on Cooks Mills and Tenney Hill roads. Cooks Mills Road reconstruction and paving wrapped up this autumn.

SEBAGO — With the resignation of Sebago Board of Selectmen chairman Anne Farley, who moved out of town, there is a vacancy, which will be filled at the Nov. 6 election. Sebago’s Spaulding Memorial Library will sponsor a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Sebago Elementary School. Three candidates have taken out papers and have been invited

to attend: Chris Harrington, Karen-Renee Moore and Jason Schoolcraft. All three are commended for volunteering to give of their time

Library to sponsor Sebago Candidates’ Night


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DOUBLING UP — The Town of Casco recently doubled up on its stop sign, where Leach Hill Road meets the Village. The stop signs there have been repeatedly stolen or vandalized. (De Busk Photo)

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6 p.m. Drug complaint at fairgrounds. 9:25 p.m. Responding to a reported motor vehicle crash on Main Street, police charged Tiffany Tolman, 32, of Sweden with operating while license suspended/ revoked. Friday, October 5 2:27 a.m. Burglary alarm sounded on Porter Road. 8:50 a.m. Dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Main Street, police charged John Gerrish, 60, of Chatham, N.H. with operating a vehicle without a license. 12:30 p.m. Nonreportable crash near the Post Office. 1:15 p.m. Responding to an assault report at the fairgrounds, police charged Nicole D. Reali, 28, of Gorham with assault and violating conditions of release. 6:49 p.m. Following a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Corn Shop and Evergreen Lane, police charged Robert R. Ouellette, 35, of Stow with operating

while under the influence (alcohol). Saturday, October 6 12:06 a.m. Disturbance at fairgrounds. 2:17 a.m. Assist Fryeburg Rescue on Pebble Circle. 5:09 a.m. Suspicious activity at Weston’s Beach. 10:44 a.m. Nonreportable crash at intersection of Main Street and Fairview Drive. 12:41 p.m. Suspicious activity at Canal Bridge. 3:32 p.m. Following a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Fish Street and North Fryeburg Road, police charged Marcy A. Emerson, 47, of Fryeburg with failing to register a motor vehicle. 3:38 p.m. Motor vehicle crash on Main Street. 8:09 p.m. Motor vehicle crash on Main Street. 9:09 p.m. Missing person at Fryeburg Fair. Sunday, October 7 4:53 a.m. Suspicious activity at Weston’s Beach. 2:06 p.m. Responding to a complaint at the fair, police charged Philip A. Sowers, 47, of Gardiner with assault. 4:26 p.m. Investigated assault complaint on Smith Street.

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Area news

October 11, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 5A

Casco engineer made few waves with FCC rulings (Continued from Page 1A) the Susquehanna River, also known as the Sunbury Power Plant in his home state of Pennsylvania. He stayed with that job for four years, seeing the completion of two units of the power plant. It was at this point in his life, his interest turned from power engineering to electronic engineering. This change in career direction was spurred by an interest in ham radio. “During those four years, I spent evenings and weekends with my cousin Herb learning about ham radio,” he said. The two men built antennas to improve their radio reception. To this day, Wetzel is avidly involved with ham radio and communicates with people around the world. In 1952, when Wetzel gained employment with RCA, he met Ed Shively. He was assigned to the UHF antenna group for his train-

ing session. When Shively heard about his experience designing ten meter beams for ham radio, he took him to the Marlton Medford Airport, where the antenna was almost complete. It was fascinating, he said. Wetzel said he was exactly where he wanted to be. “My first assignment was in the antenna department to assist in operating the antenna pattern range. My experience with my cousin during the previous five years made me feel like I just entered heaven to operate one of the best facilities in the world to do the job. The engineer who I was sent to assist did not like the job so within two weeks, I was put in charge of the operation,” Wetzel said. “I followed many of these antennas into the field and traveled throughout the U.S. I found working with customers [satisfying] and decided that

a more customer-oriented job would suit me best,” he said. In the early 1960s, Wetzel was employed by Triangle Publications Broadcast Properties, which owned five AM radio station, five FM radio stations and six TV stations as well as the Philadelphia Inquirer. This is when he began the testing that would result in the FCC ruling reversal, which had to do with the FCC requirement for aural transmitter power to be at 50% of the visual transmitter power. The problem was first brought to his attention by his boss at Triangle. In October 1962, General Manager Roger Clip came in to Wetzel’s office. Just to give you a little background: Triangle had just put color television origination in the new studios. All three stations in Philly did that. He came in and said that he was watching

TV during his lunch break. He said, ‘Lew. I see some interference in our color station that I don’t see in Channel 3 and 6.’ Those were our competitors. I said, ‘I don’t have a color set at home.’ He said, ‘Go buy one. We’ll pay for it.’ ” “They were just taking delivery on the new 1963 color sets. I bought the biggest and the best RCA console I could find. I watched the news that night. The color wasn’t as good. Most of the general public accepted that kind of thing. The next day I said, ‘I saw what you are talking about. I am going to investigate,’ ” Wetzel said. He called the receiverdesign people at RCA’s experimental plant in Princeton, N.J., and set up a face-to-face meeting. “I explained about the interference. He said, ‘We were waiting for someone from Channel 6 to complain.

The aural carriers are competing with the color carriers. How to fix it? Put a filter on the back of the set. With thousands of TV sets already in homes, that is not the answer. The solution was to get the aural carrier down,” he said. Wetzel called Kassens at the FCC; and he “got an experimental license to reduce the aural transmitter.” Wetzel conducted his experiments outside of town with the help of the original mobile telephone, which weighed 75 pounds and operated on 75 megahertz. “I got out where the color picture is good and telephoned. I started with 50% of peak visual power, and reduced the aural. Anywhere, I could get a good picture. We found that 6% gave us plenty for the aural. I went back and wrote up the report. The next week, I was in Washington, D.C.,” appearing before the FCC.

A year after figuring out how to make circular polarization work, in 1964, Wetzel went to Geneva as part of the U.S. team at the International Radio Regulations meetings. It was an exciting time, he said. The night before the presentation on circular polarization, he and an acquaintance went to the secretarial pool so the paper could be transcribed in French, German, Italian and Russian, he said. This was done in less than an hour, he said. His wife joined him in Spain midway through the conferences. Wetzel moved to Casco in August 1971. He and Mariam, “Mimi,” his wife of 65 years, still reside in the home they purchased upon arriving in Maine. The couple met in Pennsylvania at a wedding. She was playing the organ and he had been hired as a photographer.


dogs. People have no place to take their dog for a dip during the summer and it’s a complaint often shared,” Leo said. “I watched the traffic all summer and [that part of] the beach is hardly used so I don’t see much interaction with dogs and beachgoers. And, of course, they need to be on leash at all times,” she said. This summer, the Information Center got a new venue that is more visible to passers-by. The center moved from inside the Naples Historical Society Museum to the small brick

building overlooking Route 302. “Having 302 frontage is very important,” she said. “It is my understanding that a sign is being made like other town signs. Hopefully, that will be ready for 2019.” “The kiosk was renovated, painted and all new plastic windows were installed. I left a map, all member literature, year-round flyers such as the American Legion Post 155 and the Edes Falls calendar and area hiking maps of interest,” she said. The kiosk “will be active again in the spring.” “I had visitors each day.

They were very pleased with the amount of info available in the Lake Region areas. One request is for local trails they can walk with their dogs. RFB Advertising dropped off a new booklet called Pet Maine, the first of its kind devoted to all the areas in Maine that are petfriendly,” Leo said. “This will be one of the economic forces for our area in the near future,” she said. Leo is trying to propel the promotion of Naples to Maine and to the rest of the country. “I am partnering with RFB Advertising to take the 2019 brochure to the next level. This will include selling ads. This will be a new booklet-style with room to add more information about Naples. My goal is for this to be a resource to attract people interesting in moving to Naples or visiting during the ‘off-season.’ An English teacher from Lake Region High School (LRHS) has volunteered her time to write the text,” Leo said. “We have been trying to market Naples a little bit more — not just the Causeway but all the busi-

nesses and community groups,” she said. “We are looking at doing a video in the future to make Naples a destination town,” she said. This summer, giving people who are already here a place to sit down and chill out was accomplished. “A new picnic table was purchased and placed under the tree in the front of the building. This was used almost every day by tourists and locals enjoying the view of the beach and the lake,” she said. The picnic table is a metal folding one. Therefore, it was folded for easy storage inside the brick building during the winter months, she said. Over the summer, Leo has been photographing and videotaping events in the community such as the Maine Blues Festival, the 25th Anniversary of the Mountainview Woodies Classic Boat Club’s vintage boat and car show, the Naples 5K and Naples Lions Club fundraisers. The photos and video were downloaded to Naples, Maine Classic Causeway on Facebook.

“I monitor e-mail and Facebook during the off season,” she said. Additionally, Leo is working on an informational page on Facebook to share goings-on in Naples. Plus, this year she added Naples-based happenings to the state’s tourism calendar of events. Lastly, Leo pitched an idea that many people have seen. “This would be free publicity for Naples. Those things that people put their heads in and take photos — a lot of towns have them,” she said. “They are wildlypopular, fun and familyfriendly. These would be stand-alone signs, put out in mid-June and taken down in October.” “I have one artist creating a sketch for approval and I am looking for more. Please contact me if anyone is interested,” she said. Her e-mail address is “I will be looking for local artists to submit ideas and donate time. This could be a fun way to unite the community and town,” she said.

(Continued from Page 1A) on plans still in the conceptual stage. “I would like to take this time to ask you to consider making the right side of the boat launch open to people with dogs to take a dip,” she said, adding that canines would be leashed. “During the late afternoon to evening hours is an option. We could add another pet waste station. This area is not used and would have a positive impact for Naples people and their

Naples seeks cost-share pact (Continued from Page 1A) broached when the swing bridge was replaced with a fixed bridge and the Causeway was improved, starting in 2010. Now, it might be another year before there’s a fix for the traffic and pedestrian safety at that intersection. “Initially, the agreement was cost sharing to redo the crosswalks” and put in pedestrian signals, Hawley said. The board of selectmen “decided on a right-hand turning lane off Route 35. It didn’t make any sense to do crosswalks and not take care of the turning lane,” he said. “Since we instigated this other project, DOT is interest-

ed. They have to be involved — it’s a state road. But, it would be locally-funded,” he said. “Because of the very early estimates of maybe a million dollars, the selectmen are now interested in doing a cooperative agreement with the state,” he said. “What is driving the price up? We have done the exploratory homework. There would be [the costs of] surveying, any land acquisitions, all the design and development work. Upgrading the intersection would require the traffic signal to be changed,” Hawley explained. “The signals are pretty close to 30 years old. The

newer signal would replace what is there, and accommodate new traffic patterns, to move traffic more efficiently,” he said. “Right now, it works on a time system and doesn’t change when the traffic is heavier or lighter.” So, the Naples selectmen agreed “to put off the project for a year and to apply for a shared agreement, where MDOT would pay for half of the project. We have to go through an application process, but they would consider it,” Hawley said. “It was just a couple cross (Continued from Page 3A) walks, until it was the turning the purity, potency, consistent lane and now we are effecting high quality, and value B&B the state roads,” he said. offers its community. In order to provide pure medical qual-

B&B Cultivation open house ity cannabis, free of metals and contaminants, molds and other harmful pests, growers need pristine environments. Though thorough testing, technology

and science have improved the process, many cannabis providers regularly opt out of testing their medicine; some even pass off simply unhealthy products and get fined hefty sums. B&B Cultivation is different, owner Shawn Browdy says. “We designed it that way,” he noted. Recirculating Deep Water Culture (RDWC) Hydroponics was developed by NASA and uses no soil to grow in outer space. Plants grow quicker and are more resistant to bacteria. Plants are not wasting valuable time trying to find a specific nutrient or avoid a stone. The custom system assures the ability for constant analysis, consistent exact nutrient dosages, and real time adjustment capabilities in case nature finds its rough spots. There are no pests, no molds and precise controls, yielding the most reliable, consistent and powerful product, Browdy said. A state-of-the-art security system at the offsite grow facility and the retail shop assure the safety of the community and the medicine. B&B is veteran-owned and operated. B&B graciously provides military veterans 20 percent off their purchases with proper identification, and proudly thanks those who serve for their contribution to the nation. “As believers in quality lives for everyone, no matter your station in life, a loyalty card provides those with fewer resources a way to earn quality rewards,” he said. “We are so grateful to the many friends and neighbors who have visited as we built our gallery, and want our space to be a center for both wellness and community. A nurse practitioner will be available every Thursday evening for certification, adding to the convenience for many locals seeking to get relief.” Can’t make it to the open house? Find B&B on Facebook, Instagram, or at

School news

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WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE — An architect’s sketch of the proposed new dining hall and student union at Fryeburg Academy. A groundbreaking ceremony takes place this Friday. The public is invited.

Breaking ground on new union, dining hall

dining facility and student union, and the construction of a new, adjoining dining hall. The capital project will increase the current footprint of 11,600 to 21,600 total square feet. The school has retained

Connor Architecture, an award-winning architecture and design firm that specializes in school and university projects, to oversee the $6 million project. To learn more about Students in the Center or how you

can support the campaign, please go to students-in-the-center-campaign or call Dawn Gale, director, Academy Fund and Alumni Relations at 935-2001, ext. 3147.

On the Dean’s List Benjamin John Roy of Naples, Maine has been named to the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, Mass.) for the school’s summer 2018 semester. Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked university offering career-focused education through 17 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as engineering, architecture, computer science, applied mathematics, business management, computer networking, construction management and design.

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BA starts year with service project Less than one month into their 33-week program at Bridgton Academy, members of the Class of 2019 have already started to become active members of the greater Bridgton community. In coordination with the Loon Echo Land Trust, which manages and/or protects nearly 6,700 acres in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine, Bridgton Academy’s baseball and hockey teams headed to nearby Pleasant Mountain, where they supported the Trust’s efforts to build a structure at the mountain’s North Peak. The structure — a mountain-top shelter donated to the Loon Echo Land Trust by Ken Sharples

— now rests on a spot on North Peak, but getting the building materials there was no small feat. Enter the Wolverine baseball and hockey teams, who each spent an afternoon shuttling a few thousand pounds of building materials that were located over ten minutes away (walking) from the construction site. With their help, the construction of the shelter was completed just a short while later. It is owned and will be maintained by the Loon Echo Land Trust. A dedication ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13. “We are always proud of our young men, but it is especially heartwarming

to see their commitment to their newfound community so early on in their BA experience. Well done, gentlemen!” school officials said. Alumni Accolade Congratulations to Dimitri Roumeliotis ’14, who recently signed a professional soccer contract to play with the American Soccer League’s Philadelphia Fury! After his graduation from Bridgton Academy, Dimitri enrolled at Wheaton College as a soccer student-athlete

(Business Administration and Management major), where he was an extremely dedicated, skilled, and hard-working team member. During his four years at Wheaton, Dimitri played in 42 games, playing primarily as a midfielder. He made three New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Tournament appearances and also helped the Lyons earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament during his first year with the team in 2014.

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Bridgton Academy is excited to welcome on board a number of new faculty and staff members over the summer, each of whom is eager to carry out the school’s mission to the benefit of the Class of 2019 and the young men who will follow. The first “New Faculty and Staff Spotlight” introduces David Rosen — teacher, husband and adventurer. Where have you joined BA from? DR. I moved to North Bridgton from Dallas, Texas, where I taught science and coached football, basketball, and track for seven years. Prior to living in Texas, I taught in Michigan where I was born and raised. I am a proud alum of Western Michigan University. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a challenge course manager. Where and with whom do you reside on campus? DR. I live in Wyonegonic with my talented and beautiful wife, Aileen, along with our goofy goldendoodle, Moose. What is your role at Bridgton Academy? DR. I am a teacher, advisor and dessert connoisseur. (The desserts in the Dining Hall are delicious!) My sections this semester are Meteorology and Ecology of The Lakes Region. What most excites you about Bridgton Academy, its students, and its mission? DR. We are off to a great start this year and there is so much to be excited about. I am loving the work that the students and I are doing together in the classroom. We are exploring content in exciting and engaging ways, and I am looking forward to the continued positive results we are already having. From a larger perspective, BA and I share a passion and commitment to the ability young men have to positively impact their lives and the lives of those around them. The entire community here is working together as one force and that is something that is not only unique and exciting, but also powerful. As you begin to acclimate to the Bridgton Academy community, can you please share with us some of your first impressions? DR. Physically, the campus and surrounding area are stunning, and buildings speak to you with character and history. In addition, the positive culture and strong sense of community is practically tangible. I feel lucky to be part of that. What is something you think others might be surprised to learn about you? DR. Prior to moving to Bridgton, my wife and I took a 15-month sabbatical to travel the United States and Europe in a travel trailer. After strategic planning, we sold our house in Dallas, resigned from our jobs, and traveled the country in a 21-foot travel trailer. We spent our time following our shared passions of science, nature and the outdoors. We hiked, biked, paddled, swam, fished and explored a lot of National Parks and Forests. Moose thought it was a fun year, too!

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FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy is excited to announce the official groundbreaking for their new dining hall and student union this Friday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. behind the LaCasce Building. The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public. A private donor reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Green House, located at 686 Main Street. The new construction is part of the Academy’s Students in the Center Capital Campaign that entails renovating and expanding the existing

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The Outdoors

October 11, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 7A

REACHING THE SUMMIT — Denmark Mountain Hikers Kathy Huchthausen and Susan Sedita at the summit of Pine Mountain. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

ADMIRING — Two Denmark Mountain Hikers stopping on the Ledges Trail to admire the views of Carter Dome and Wildcat. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

Through the rain, great views The weather predictions for last Friday, Sept. 21, were for scattered rain in the morning and heavier rain with possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. Not a great forecast for a hike, but eight Denmark Mountain Hikers showed up anyway to climb Pine Mountain in Pinkham Notch, just south of Gorham, N.H. As we left North Conway driving north, the entire Presidential Range was covered in thick, white clouds. As we climbed to Pinkham Notch, we entered the clouds and the mist was fairly thick the higher we went. When we got to the gate on the Horton Center road where we parked, we started hiking in mist that got heavier and heavier. About half way up the Ledges Trail, we entered a zone of heavy rain and gusting winds, blowing the rain sideways. Temperatures were about 50 degrees, and it was a raw, unpleasant day. The hiking trail follows the Pine Mountain Road uphill for 0.9 miles from the Dolly Copp Road to the beginning of the Ledges Trail on the right (signed). Pine Mountain Road is gated and access is restricted to only Horton Center clients but is open for hiking. The trail climbs moderately through the woods to the base of the south cliff and then climbs steeply to open ledges at the top with wonderful sweeping views to the south. The Ledges Trail is short (only 0.6 miles to the summit from the road), but can be challenging if the ledges are wet or icy. The trail then climbs gently past side trails branching right to vantage points, and then meets the Pine Mountain Trail in the woods at the summit. Follow the Pine Mountain Trail to the Horton Center and the Pine Mountain Road. Turn left and follow the road back to

Senior Rambles Hiking Trips & Tips by Allen Crabtree the gate and parking area. Total loop distance is 3.5 miles. We’ve climbed Pine Mountain twice — once with snow on the ground in October 2011 and once in the heat of summer in July 2014. On the basis of the vertical elevation gain and distance, the hike is rated “easy,” but after climbing the Ledges Trail up the cliff to the summit the group thought “easy” should be upgraded. The wind and rain and cold might have had something to do with the group’s call. A Unique ‘Three Season Mountain’ Pine Mountain is another one of those that I like to call a “three season mountain” because the Dolly Copp access road to the trailhead is not plowed in winter. Access is from the Dolly Copp Campground off the Pinkham Notch Road, and climbing Pine Mountain in the winter would require nearly 2½ miles of additional hiking to the trailhead from Route 16. The mountain is also unique in that there is a church retreat/summer camp near the summit. There is a convenient loop trail for this hike, either climbing the steep Ledges Trail to the summit and then an easy walk down the Pine Mountain access road to the beginning from the Douglas Horton Center near the summit or doing it in reverse. The Horton Center is a summer camp and retreat operated by the New

Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ (Congregational) (http:// that occupies 100 acres on Pine Mountain. Pine Mountain was originally called Camel’s Rump, according to Mark Bushnell writing in the AMC Outdoors magazine for Nov./Dec. 2011. Apparently, this name wasn’t dignified enough and the peak was renamed for a magnificent stand of pines that stood on its slopes. The trees were lost long ago in a forest fire, but the name has remained. There are great views of the Presidentials, Mount Washington, Carter Dome and Wildcat Mountain from the South Cliff ledges near the summit of Pine Mountain. Pine Mountain in Coos County, Gorham, N.H. Difficulty – Easy except for the Ledges Trail cliff climb, which is Moderate Trail distance (round trip) – 3.5 miles Hiking times (round trip) – 2 hour 10 minutes Elevation – 2,405 feet Vertical gains – 755 feet Coordinates – 44° 22’ 0.01” N 71° 12’ 55.01” W Topographic Map – USGS Carter Dome 7.5-minute quad — 44.10567; -71.094 Directions to the Dolly Copp trailhead: Take Route 16 north from Pinkham Notch. Turn left (west) right on the Dolly Copp (Pinkham B) Road and go about 1.75 miles on the dirt road. This road is closed in winter. Turn right (down-

Day in the Life speakers BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Land Trust announces a bonus event in the 2018 “Day in the Life” speaker series. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Kevin Slater and Polly Mahoney will share the delights of a Day in the Life of a Maine Guide. Their presentation will be held at McLaughlin Auditorium on the Gould Academy Campus in Bethel, beginning at 7 p.m. Polly and Kevin have been partners in their guiding business called Mahoosuc Guide Service for 29 years. In the cycle of each year, they offer two main activities: wilderness canoe trips in spring, summer and fall and dogsled trips in the winter with their 34 dogs. In addition, Kevin makes canoes, paddles, and

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dogsleds while Polly organizes the supplies and meals for every trip. Although their lives are busy, spending time in beautiful places and sharing the natural world with both people and dogs makes

for a rich and abundant life. This event concludes the Land Trust’s 2018 speaker series, which has been generously sponsored by the Norway Savings Bank. Learn more at

hill) on Pine Mountain Road and go a short distance to a locked gate. Limited parking is available at the side of the road — do not block the road, as this is the access road to the Douglas Horton Center at the top of the mountain. Although closed to private cars, the road is open for hikers to climb Pine Mountain. Directions to the north trailhead: Pine Mountain may also be climbed from the north, from the Gorham Side via the Pine Mountain Trail. This route begins on CLOUDY — Denmark Mountain Hiker Paul Tworog Promenade Road and is 2.7 getting a little cloudier view from Pine Mountain. miles one way to the sum (Photo by Allen Crabtree) mit.

A GLLT hike, ‘guiding’ The Greater Lovell Land Trust has two events worth your participation this month. Both events are free and open to the public. To participate in the Forest Therapy Guided Walk, make sure you register at the address listed below. Saturday, Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Colors of Western Maine: A sea of autumn awesomeness will await us at the summit of Whiting Hill. With our friends from Western Foothills Land Trust, we’ll hike up the Hemlock Trail and descend via part of the red loop back to the Gallie Trail. Bring water, a snack or lunch and your camera. Location: Gallie Trail parking lot, Route 5, Lovell. Degree of Difficulty: Moderate. Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Forest Therapy Guided Walk: Jeanne Christie, a Nature and Forest Therapy Guide-in-Training will lead a Forest Therapy Walk hosted by the Greater Lovell Land Trust. Forest Therapy Guiding is a practice that is gaining recognition within the United States and abroad. There is an increasing body of

research identifying a variety of benefits from spending time in nature, especially when all senses are fully engaged. These range from blood pressure and stress levels to increased cognition and creativity. The goal of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs is to integrate nature and forest therapies into health care, education and management systems. The walk is free, but registration is required to participate and limited to a maximum of 16 participants. To register and receive more specifics about the walk, please e-mail Jeanne Christie at Please remember that though dogs are welcome on most of the Greater Lovell Land Trust properties, we ask that you not bring one on a guided walk or hike. The land trust offers programs throughout the year. To learn more about guided hikes and the trail systems, visit In addition, each Thursday volunteers and staff help with trail maintenance. Interested? Contact the staff at

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Country Living

October 11, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 1B

Area Events Food pantry

BRIDGTON — The food pantry at St. Joseph Catholic Church will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. All in need are welcome to attend. The Church is located at 225 South High St. in Bridgton. For more information call 647-2334 or 743-2606.

Nutrition and fitness presentation

NAPLES — The Songo Garden Club welcomes certified health coach and fitness instructor Pauline Webb as the guest speaker on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Singer Center on Naples Town Green. Pauline has spent years learning, practicing, and sharing her knowledge and experience in nutrition and fitness. This is sure to be an informative and fun evening. Members are encouraged to bring a guest and the public is also invited. Please contact club secretary Deb Dean at 693-4871 for more information and to reserve a spot.

Thrift shop sale

LOVELL — The Thrift Shop at the Lovell United Church of Christ is holding a $2-a-bag sale from Saturday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 3. The Church is located on Route 5 in Center Lovell and the shop is open Mondays, Wednesday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome to stop by and pick up a few bargains!

Circle of Life presentation

FRYEBURG — On Sunday, Oct. 28, join the Catholic community of St. Joseph Church and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church to learn about the status of abortion and doctor-assisted suicide in Maine as presented by Teresa McCann-Tumidajski, executive director of Maine Right to Life. The program will be held at noon after Holy Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Fryeburg. Light refreshments will be served. This event is being hosted by the Knights of Columbus Bridgton/Fryeburg.

Community contra dance

OTISFIELD — A family-friendly Halloween theme contra dance will be held at the Otisfield Community Hal, 292 Route 121 in Otisfield, on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (please note time change). Singles and new dancers are always welcome. A contra dance is made up of long lines of couples and a caller walks people through each dance. Music will be provided by Otisfield’s own The ’75 Scottys and Friends and the door prize is provided by Café Nomad of Norway. There will also be a bake sale fundraiser for the Otisfield 5th and 6th grades. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information call Bill at 539-3072.

CRCWM Open House

NORWAY — The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine invites the public to an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at its headquarters, 199 Main St. in Norway. Bring a friend and check out the resources, enjoy some refreshments, and maybe even win a door prize!

Genealogy with B.J. Jamieson

NORWAY — Norway Memorial Library and Norway Historical Society are pleased to announce a genealogy program in the library on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Maine State Library Genealogy Research Specialist B.J. Jamieson will explain how to do genealogical research using the new Digital Maine Library, which replaced Marvel as an online resource available to all Maine citizens. She will focus on MyHeritage and Ancestry® databases accessible through the Digital Maine Library from home or library computers. Light refreshments will be served. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call 743-5309, ext. 1, or e-mail

Finn-Am meeting

WEST PARIS — The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine will hold its monthly meeting in the FinnAm building on Maple Street in West Paris at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. A short business meeting will be followed by a presentation by John Bunker, “the apple historian of Maine.” As always, the coffee table will there full of tempting treats! The public is cordially invited.

UMaine Extension open house

SOUTH PARIS —The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County office will host its annual open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at 9 Olson Rd. in South Paris. The public is invited to come meet the staff, including UMaine Extension agriculture and food systems professional Rebecca Long and Tayla Mann, Extension administrative specialist who joined the office this past summer. In addition to information about programs and services, there will be something for both children and adults including a canning demonstration, pumpkin painting, and fall treats. Kati McDermott, a secondyear FoodCorps service member at a local school, will also offer taste testing of fall produce. For more information contact 743.6329 or extension.oxford@

Members of the Mollyockett Chorus hail from Auburn, Bethel, Bridgton, Bryant Pond, Hebron, Lovell, Norway, Oxford, Rumford, South Paris and Stoneham.

Chorus going back to the 50s DENMARK — The Mollyockett Chorus is delighted to be performing once again at the Denmark Arts Center and the First Universalist Church of Norway. The DAC performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 and the Norway concert is at the

LOVELL — The Lovell Historical Society will present a Fall Harvest Festival this Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. This event should have something to interest all members of the family. There will be cider press demonstrations, dealers selling their wares, and fall craft activities for the kids. A pie sale and abundant free refreshment table will be set up inside the 1839 Kimball-Stanford House and, back by popular demand, Birds on a Wire (Jenny and Greg Huang-Dale and Jeanine Loubier) will be playing traditional fiddle music in the barn. New this year is Lovell’s very own “Antiques Roadshow.” Glenn Grant, antiques and collectibles expert, will be on hand to appraise interesting items and family keepsakes. Glenn is a regular dealer at the Historical Society’s Summer Fair and has booths at the Cornish Trading Co. and the

First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St. in Norway, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Women interested in joining the chorus are invited to visit a rehearsal. More information is available at www.mollyockettchorus. org or by calling Joan at 803-2057.

Barnfull in Saco. Appraisal fees, which will be donated to the Historical Society, are $8 for one item, $15 for two, and $20 for three. Everyone is warmly invited to attend this festival. The Historical Society is located at 551 Main St. (Rte. 5), opposite the Lake Kezar Country Club. The festival is free and open to the public. For further information contact Catherine Glenn Grant will be appraising antiques and collectibles at the Fall Harvest Festival. Stone at 925-3234.

Holiday Fair, luncheon WATERFORD — The Mission Committee for the Waterford Congregational Church invites the public to come Christmas shopping and enjoy lunch at The Wilkins Community House, next door to the church, on Plummer Hill Road on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. The

committee will be selling handcrafted products from around the world through a nonprofit fair trade organization called SERRV. SERRV, an acronym for Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation, was founded in 1949 and has seen its sales top $10 million annually.

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The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club is hosting three informational sessions about projects and issues key to making informed decisions when voting on November 6. In keeping with Rotary International’s designation of October as Economic and Community Development Month these Thursday morning sessions will focus on: • • • Presentations will be made by the design engineers of these projects and by a member of the Planning Board. Each session will include opportunities for Q&A. These meetings are open to all and will take place at the Light refreshments will be provided.


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Bridgton Hospital honors volunteers

The Bridgton Hospital Guild held its annual Volunteers Appreciation Luncheon at Tom’s Homestead in Bridgton on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to honor its members’ service over the last year. Organized by Guild VP Marjorie Blaney and hosted by President Phyllis Ginzler, members were treated to a full course meal of their choice, prepared and served by restaurant owners, Tom and Karen Doviak. The board then thanked volunteers who staff the Thrift Shop on Main Street and the Twitchell Campus Café in the “old” hospital for contributing 5,782 hours of volunteer work benefitting Bridgton Hospital and five scholarship recipients. Last year, after taxes and expenses, the Guild gifted the hospital $32,000 in capital equipment and awarded five $1,000 scholarships to local, college-bound students. The highlight of the event was awarding service pins to volunteers who reached specific milestones. Sixteen volunteers were honored as follows: 100 hours: Joan Frost and Pamona Shea 250 hours: Clark Lewis 500 hours: Bob Finck 700 hours: Susan Campisano, Bonnie Douglas, Karen Gervais, and Marlise Libby (Because pins were not awarded prior to 2011,

Marjorie Blaney, luncheon organizer.

PUMPKIN PAINTING — This Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Naples Farmers’ Market will have pumpkins donated by Naples Main Street for kids to paint and bring home. The Naples Farmers’ Market is hours for Marlise Libby, past located next to the Naples Fire Department. Please park in the field, not the Fire Department parking lot. Look Guild president, are underforward to seeing you Sunday. stated. Thanks to Marlise for thousands of hours of service over two decades.) 1,000 hours: Marjorie Blaney, Terry Curns, Ann Ineson, Barbara McLean, NORWAY — Heart massage therapist, and an boundaries, real or imagCathy Merrill, Elna Stone, Songs & Circle Songs, a ordained community minis- ined, it is the language of and Tom Stone 6,500 hours: Jeff new songbook/CD project ter. She is founder of Voices music. No matter who you from singer-songwriters In The Silence, a multi- are, where you come from, Hanscom The Bridgton Hospital Heather Pierson and Bernice faith contemplative wor- or what burdens or joys you Guild is an entirely volun- Martin, will be released at ship series. As an experien- carry, music has the capacity teer organization. Volunteers a special event at the First tial educator, Bernice has to draw you into a harmoniform close, lifelong friend- Universalist Church of worked in a variety of set- ous space and hold you there ships and thoroughly enjoy Norway on Sunday, Oct. 28 tings with groups and indi- for as long as your heart desires. It is in and from viduals of all ages. the work. Anyone who at 2 p.m. The event will include that harmonious space that Heather Pierson is a piawould like to join the Guild should contact Marjorie nist, singer-songwriter, and performances of songs from positive change can come, Blaney at 647-8132, or stop performer who frequently the songbook, as well as in minds and hearts, through by the Thrift Shop or the tours throughout the United interactive opportunities for the power of song.” For so much inspiraCafé and apply. The Guild States as a solo artist and those in attendance to learn tion, many thanks must go Heart Songs & Circle Songs would love to see you at next with her acoustic trio. She songs and sing along. The songbook and its to the Norway Community songbook/CD has released ten previous year’s luncheon. CDs of her original music, companion CD are the result Singers, a group that meets ranging in style from folk of many months of hard and every Wednesday evening in First Universalist Church to jazz to vocal chants. joyful work. They pour from Norway, Maine. These and is located at 479 Main St. Since 2003, she has been a wellspring of love of sing- many other songs collected in Norway. The songbook/ the music director of the ing in harmony with oth- from far and wide help keep CD release event is free and First Universalist Church ers, a hope that the songs alive the flame of hope that open to the public. For more of Norway. In addition to will take on a life of their harmony between friends information, call 603-733her performance schedule, own in other song circles, and strangers is not only pos- 6350 or e-mail heather@ Heather is available to lead and a desire to bring much- sible, but is already a reality. (Continued from Page 1B) Center. The menu will fea- community singing work- needed musical healing to offered are jewelry, cloth- ture corn chowder, hearty shops and group meditation the world. ing, scarves, handbags, bas- vegetable soup, egg and with music. “If there is one thing kets, and home décor. All chicken salad sandwiches, Bernice Martin is a that can truly transcend any proceeds will be returned hot apple cider, and coffee. singer-songwriter, licensed and all borders, walls, and Everyone is welcome to to SERRV for distribution shop for unique gifts and among their clients. Lunch will also be avail- enjoy a delicious midday able at the Community meal. Hope to see you there! Gallery 302 is happy to have Will Harney join the more than 40 artists who exhibit work at the gallery. As a kid, Will was always interested in drawing and once painted an entire dinosaur mural in the add-on room of MUMS are here! his family’s home in Danvers, Mass. Will studied at Rhode Island School of Design, 791 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, ME 04015 majoring in illustration and 655-5459 • graphic design, among some Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5 Sun. 9-12 great friends and teachers. In 2001, he graduated and was recognized with an award Will Harney, the latest artfor Aesthetic Excellence & ist member of Gallery 302. Conceptual Clarity. During his schooling, he also worked the architecture in the city. In on a few schoolroom language 2008, after being inspired by a learning books with speech lunch meeting with children’s and language pathologist book author and illustrator Marilyn Toomey of Circuit Ed Emberley, Will decided to Publications in Marblehead, rewrite, illustrate, and publish a classic Taoist based folktale Mass. In 2007, Will took a trip called The Stonecutter. The to Paris to paint, take photo- book is currently available in Heather Pierson (photo by Tim Shellme) graphs, and draw pictures of over a dozen galleries and bookstores in New England, including Bridgton Books, Organic & Local Groceries…And More and also online via the subSoups & Sandwiches scription-based family home Bulk Bins, Spices & Teas reading service FarFaria. Fresh Local Breads & Produce Will’s family has a home in TF30 Fryeburg, and he really enjoys Fine Beer and Wine, Gluten-Free this area of Maine, which has Hot Organic Coffees & Baked Goods inspired his landscape paintFriendly Atmosphere ✮ Great Prices ing. To view Mr. Harney’s 17 Portland St. (Rte. 113) • Fryeburg • 207-347-1703 work, stop in to Gallery 302, 112 Main St. in Bridgton. For Where you don’t have to be Mon-Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 10am-3pm & Thurs to 7pm more information call 647Wealthy to be Healthy 2787 or visit 2nd&4th

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This is Ethel Hurst signing off from Lovell Lovell

in the Pequawket News looking for writers — I thought I could do it and, since 1980, that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve taken time off to see my family in Florida, sometimes sending back columns and sometimes not. Then came the Independent Observer. During this period I received a call in 1998 from a mother who asked me to do a column

on her son’s ceremony when he made Eagle Scout. She also asked me to take it to the Conway Daily Sun. When I met with Mark and he read the piece he asked my why I wasn’t writing for his paper, and told him that no one had asked me. He said, “Well, you are now!” and I said, “How much?” I had made the big time — I was going to get paid for my column! Shortly after that the Independent Observer shut down the paper. All my friends told me to call The Bridgton News. I did and Wayne took me on; another paycheck. In those early days we didn’t have the Internet so to get my column to the paper I wrote on Sunday, mailed it to

The News on Monday, and put a copy in Eric ‘s mailbox here in Lovell to take it to the paper when he went to work. The Sun went to e-mail and thank god for Anna Romer at the Library who taught me how to send my column through the Internet. I had a few bad times, especially the first time I typed my password and only saw asterisks instead of letters. When I moaned in frustration, my audience of children at Children’s Hour and some of the adults laughed when Anna explained what I had done. Learning something new at my age is difficult. In the beginning, I had many discouraging days when I first started but I had two

benefactors who urged me on. English Professor Harry Crosby helped me a lot, even though we differed on what I should include in the column. My biggest supporter was my buddy and loving friend, Dave Mason. We were on the Old Home Days committee together so he encouraged me when I got frustrated. I’ve enjoyed the recognition and support from readers and if I see anything interesting to write about, I’m sure the papers will include a special column for me. My only problem is my fingers miss the keys and my eyes give me fits while editing, which are two other reasons I’m signing off. Ethel Gilmore Hurst

PORTLAND — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — the perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and multiple surgeries, which required blood products. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. Though she was a blood donor prior to her diagnosis, Gwinnup now has a new passion for the cause. “I want to raise awareness about the need for blood to treat cancer,” she said. Donors of all blood types

are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-733-2767. As a thank you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at GoForGoal Local opportunities to donate blood from Oct. 16 to 31 are listed below: Casco — Saturday, Oct. 13, noon to 5 p.m., Casco Fire and Rescue, 637 Meadow Rd.

Windham — Wednesday, Oct 17. noon to 5 p.m., North Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Dr. Center Lovell — Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

Lovell Firehouse, 3 Hatch Hill Rd. Fryeburg — Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon to 5 p.m., Gibson Recreation Center at Fryeburg Academy, 745 Main St.

by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 to write a bit about my journeys to China, Egypt, and England. Last of all, I’ll be happy to realize I don’t have a deadline. I guess I’m getting tired. How did I start this journey of recording history in Lovell, Maine? I saw a little note

Casco Library CASCO — October is a busy month at the Casco Public Library, 5 Leach Hill Rd. in Casco. Guess How Many???? Try to guess how many candy corns are in the candy jar and win an Autumn Basket of Goodies (including the jar of candy) donated by CPL volunteer Valerie Bennett. It’s 25 cents a guess so come on and give it your best shot! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. is CPL’s free “Thursday Night at the Movies” featuring Ocean’s 8 (PG-13), starring Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, and Helena Bonham Carter. Upon her release from prison, Debbie, (Sandra Bullock) the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull off the heist of the century. Their goal is New York City’s annual Met Gala, and a necklace worth more than $150 million. On Sunday, Oct. 21, join CPL resident artist Sue Pride from 1 to 4 p.m. for a free Watercolor Christmas Card Class and create your own beautiful Christmas cards! All materials are provided and donations are gratefully accepted. Space is limited so preregistration is required. Call 627-4541 to reserve a place. Casco Public Library will be part of Casco Recreation’s fun Halloween Party for Casco kids preschool through 5th grade on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy Halloween games and fun at the Casco Community Center and Halloween crafts at the Library. And don’t forget the Costume Parade at the Community Center at 6:30 p.m.

Area births

Allison and Andrew Wadleigh of Chatham, N.H. proudly announce the arrival of twin sons, Jackson Peter Wadleigh and Ryder Andrew Wadleigh, who were born at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. on July 27, 2018. Jackson Peter was born at 2:36 a.m. followed by Ryder Andrew at 4:42 a.m. The boys join a sister, Maegan Wadleigh, age four. Maternal grandparent: Cheryl Buzzell of Stow, Maine. Paternal grandparents: Gail and Scott Wadleigh of Naples, Fla. Laura Holtby and Matthew Gavett of Conway, N.H. announce the arrival of their son, Beckett Avery Gavett, on July 28, 2018 at 4:15 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Beckett Avery joins siblings Riley Gavett, Logan Gavett, Dylan Holtby, Caleb Gavett, Kaleb Vartanian, and Bentley Vartanian. Maternal grandparents: Sharon Le Blanc and Robert Holtby of Denmark, Maine. Paternal grandparents: Valerie and Scott Gavette of Bridgton, Maine. Andria Donoghue and Ryan Botting of Lovell, Maine welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Maggie Scarlettrose Botting, at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, N.H. on Oct. 1, 2018 at 2:46 p.m. Maggie Scarlett-rose joins a brother, Lucas Chesley, age five. Maternal grandparent: Stacy Tom of Fryeburg, Maine. Paternal grandparents: Sharon Botting and Calvin Botting of Tamworth, N.H. Dianna DeBie and Eli Hutchins of Lovell, Maine are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Ann Hutchins, at 10:03 a.m. on Oct. 3, 2018 in Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, Maine. Maternal grandparents: Patti Turcotte of Bridgton, Maine and Ron DeBie of Harrison, Maine. Paternal grandparents: Price and Ann Hutchins of Lovell, Maine.

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Naples news Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group (BRAG) is looking for crafters and vendors to take part in their Christmas Fair on Nov. 24 at Stevens Brook Elementary School. For more information call Lyn at 408-2833. Thank you for your support. Legion news: Karaoke with Paul, Sat., Oct. 13, 6 to 9 p.m. Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 14, 8 to 10 a.m. Monday — pool at 6:30 p.m. and darts at 7 p.m. Tuesday — horseshoes at 6:30 p.m. and darts at 7 p.m., e-board meeting at 6 p.m. VFW meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18. There will be a public supper at East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Rd. in Otisfield on Saturday, Oct. 13. The menu is an old-fashioned boiled dinner with corned beef, potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, cabbage, beets, rolls, and apple pie for dessert. Sittings are at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. There is no charge but donations are welcome. Come enjoy and bring along some friends and family! Hope everyone had a great week at the fair despite the rain on a few days. Have a great week!

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Oct. 8, 2018 I’ve been trying for hours to find an easy way to say I’m retiring again. There are a few reasons for giving up my column in both papers. This summer I saw that the different organizations in town do very well in publicizing their events and I know they will do so in the future. For myself, I’d like to give my family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren a bit of the family history. I myself know very little about my English dad’s family and very little about my Canadian mother. What I do know I’d like to record for them now before I forget it. I’d also like


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Calendar BRIDGTON Sun., Oct. 21 — Supper Concert, 5 p.m., South Bridgton Congregational Church, 16 Fosterville Rd. Tickets $10 each. FMI and reservations 693-2652. Tue., Oct. 23 — Food pantry, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South High St. FMI 647-2334 or 743-2606. CASCO Sun., Oct. 14 — Meet Republican candidates Holbrook, Brakey, Hamper, Austin, Cebra, Foster, and Lorrain; 1 – 3 p.m., Raymond’s Frozen Custard, 857 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). DENMARK Fri., Oct. 12 — Denmark Mountain Hikers, difficult hike, Mt. Kearsarge, North Conway, N.H., (2,600 ft.). Meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI 756-2247. Sat., Oct., 13 — Bradley Jazz Collective, 7 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main St. $15 adults, $12 seniors (65+), $8 kids (under 18). FMI and tickets 4522412 or FRYEBURG Sun., Oct. 21 — Josh Niles talk, The Law of Harmony and Christian Science Healing, 1:30 p.m., Christian Science Reading Room, 595 Main St. FMI 9352946. HARRISON Sat., Oct., 13 — Lake Region Fashion Show, 7 p.m., Caswell Building, Main Street. Sponsored by Firefly Boutique, Sassy & Blue, Sports Haus Ski & Sport Shop, and Kargos. Limited seating, tickets still available, $12 each. FMI 647-8592. Sat., Oct., 20 — “Famous” Chicken Pie Supper, Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church, Bolsters Mills Rd. Sittings 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. $10 adults, $5 under 12. Reservations accepted Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon, 583-9024. Do not leave message. HIRAM Sat., Oct., 13 — Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge. BYOB, snacks and soft drinks available, donations welcome. FMI 625-4549. Sat., Oct., 20 — Carey Kish talk and slide program, Maine Mountain Guide, 3 p.m., 8 Hancock Ave, Arts Center. Free and open to public, donations welcome. FMI 625-4650. LOVELL Sat., Oct., 13 — GLLT and Western Foothills Land Trust Colors of Western Maine foliage hike, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet Gallie Trail parking lot, Rte. 5. FMI 925-1056. NAPLES Sun., Oct. 14 — Pumpkin painting, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Naples Farmers Market, next to the Fire Department. Please park in field, not fire department lot. Sat., Oct., 20 — Baked bean supper, sittings 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Edes Falls Community Center, 319 Edes Falls Rd.

OTISFIELD Sat., Oct., 13 — Oldfashioned boiled dinner, sittings 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Rd. No charge for meal, donations accepted. SEBAGO Sat., Oct., 13 — Turkey Pot Pie Supper, 5 – 6 p.m., Sebago Town Hall, Rte. 107. Sat., Oct., 20 — Halloween cemetery tour and storytelling, 5 p.m., Haley Cemetery, Convene Rd. Sponsored by Sebago Historical Society. FMI STONEHAM Sun., Oct. 14 — World Communion Sunday, 10 a.m., East Stoneham Church, Rte. 5. In conjunction with Waterford and N. Waterford Churches, led by Rev. Canfield and Rev. Smythe. Coffee hour afterward. All welcome. WATERFORD Thur., Oct. 11 — Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill Rd., next to Congregational Church. Program: Gardens of Waterford. Free and open to public, potluck refreshments served. Tue., Oct. 16 — Community luncheon, noon – 2 p.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill Rd., next to Congregational Church. $3 per person. FMI Jasine 583-5261. Thur., Oct. 18 — Community potluck supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill Rd., next to Congregational Church. Bring a dish, salad, or dessert to share; beverages provided. Everyone welcome, bring a friend. FMI 583-6677. AREA EVENTS Sat., Oct., 13 — Semi-annual rummage sale, 9 – 11:30 a.m., St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris St., Norway. Sat., Oct., 13 — Puzzle Mountain hike with SMH and Lorie Olson, 9 a.m., OHCHS parking lot on right near Rte. 26. Advance level hike, 7.3 mile loop. Free, registration required at FMI 743-1562, ext. 6896. Sat., Oct., 13 — Electronics recycling, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Windham Mall (enter via Veterans Memorial Drive off Rte. 302), North Windham. All towns welcome to participate. Sponsored by Windham Hill UCC and EWASTE Recycling Solutions. FMI 232-8291 or 8924217. Sat., Oct., 13 — Texas Hold’em, Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Rd., Locke Mills. Doors open 11 a.m., games begin 1 p.m. $50 buy-in. BYOB, meals, soft drinks available. Sat., Oct., 13 — Pork supper, 5 – 6 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Windham. $9 adults, $4 children 12 and under. Meals available to go. Sat., Oct., 13 — Gawler Family Band, family-friendly folk traditions, infectious spirit, sparkling musicianship, 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Rd., South Paris. FMI and tickets 743-8452. Mon., Oct. 15 — SCORE

CLASS OF 1959 REUNION — Bridgton High School Class of 1959 held its 59th reunion at Bob and Peg Macdonald’s house on Long Lake. The reunion was well attended, and the group is looking forward to the 60th reunion. Pictured are (front, left to right) Nancy Pike, Norma Towne, Shirley Berg, Joyce Rose, Phyllis Dewitt and Faye Austin; (back row) Jerry Wiley, Peter Hudson, Irene Tower, Bob Hatch, Bob Macdonald, Tom Austin and Keith Kilborn. series QuickBooks Basics for Small Businesses taught by Michael Fortin, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. FMI and register www. or ali. Tue., Oct. 16 — Christian Women United luncheon, 11:30 a.m., South Paris First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St., South Paris. Sammie Angel singer. FMI and reservations 743-5770. Tue., Oct. 16 — Open house, 3 – 6 p.m., Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St. Norway. FMI 890-0329. Tue., Oct. 16 — Cookbook discussion, Bring It! Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library, Main Street, Norway. FMI and register 743-5309, ext. 1. Wed., Oct. 17 — SCORE Oxford Hills roundtable discussion, 7:45 – 9 a.m., Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St., Norway. Topic: Hiring and Retaining Employees. FMI and to register www.oxfordhills. or ali.simpson@ Wed., Oct. 17 — SCORE Oxford Hills free workshop, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St., Norway. Topic: Facebook: Intermediate Topics for Business. FMI and to register www.oxfordhills. or ali.simpson@ Wed., Oct. 17 — SCORE series QuickBooks Basics for Small Businesses taught by Michael Fortin, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. FMI and register www. or ali. Fri., Oct. 19 — SeniorsPlus new office open house, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., 9 Marston St., Norway. Free, all welcome. FMI 1-800-427-1241. Sat., Oct., 20 — Texas Hold’em, Oxford American Legion, 112 King St., Oxford. Doors open noon, game starts 1 p.m. $55 buy-in, $5 optional High Hand Play. Pull tabs, 50/50.

SAND AND SUN is the lifestyle for these cattails growing on the shore of Big Sebago Lake. Cattails, also called cat o’ nine tails, make an ideal habitat for birds. (De Busk Photo)

Food provided by Sons of the American Legion. FMI 5954200. Sat., Oct., 20 — Kite flying class with Terry Robinson of ColorTheSky!, 1 p.m. (weather permitting), Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main St., Norway. $5 per person, register at FMI 744-6032. Sat., Oct., 20 — Finnish American Society public buffet supper, 5 – 6 p.m., FinnAm building, Maple Street, West Paris. $8 adults, $4 children under 12. Sat., Oct., 20 — Bold Riley concert, 7 p.m., First Church of Christ Congregational, North Conway, N.H. Tickets $15. FMI Sun., Oct., 21 — Finnish American Society meeting, 2 p.m., FinnAm building, Maple Street, West Paris. Business meeting followed by a program by John Bunker, apple historian. Coffee table available. All are welcome. Mon., Oct. 22 — SCORE series QuickBooks Basics for Small Businesses taught by Michael Fortin, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. FMI and register www. or ali. Wed., Oct. 24 — SCORE series QuickBooks Basics for Small Businesses taught by Michael Fortin, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. FMI and register www. or ali. ONGOING WEEKLY DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon – 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Taoist Tai Chi beginner class, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Harrison Congregational Church Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 – 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402. Sebago Food Pantry, 9 – 10:30 a.m. (3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 2nd Mon.) Nazarene Church, Rte. 114. FMI 787-2177. Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. – noon, Lovell United Church of Christ. Yarn Activity Groups, 1 – 3 p.m. Caswell Conservancy Center, Main Street, Harrison. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bradley St., Fryeburg. Runs year-round. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Celebrate Recovery, Christbased 12-step recovery program, 6 – 8 p.m., Lake Region Vineyard Church, 402 Main St., Bridgton. FMI 647-5439. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. TUESDAYS Taoist Tai Chi continuing

class, 9 – 11 a.m., Harrison Congregational Church. Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 – 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Tai Chi Maine, 10 a.m., set practice, Town Hall, Bridgton. Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tunes for Tots, 10 – 11 a.m., Bridgton Public Library. Naples Food Pantry, 10 – 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI 5952754. Technology Help, 10:30 – noon, Bridgton Public Library Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St., FMI 647-4476. Community Lunch, noon, Sebago Nazarene Church, $3.50 suggested donation. Bridge, 12:15 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Cards/Board games, noon – 2:30 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. Adult Knitting, 1 – 3 p.m., Bridgton Public Library. LEGO Club, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Bridgton Public Library. Yarn Junkies, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Casco Public Library. Harrison Food Bank, 3 – 6:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 176 Waterford Rd. FMI 890-9742. Al-Anon Bridgton, 7 p.m. Newcomers Meeting, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Open Meeting, St. Joseph Catholic Church. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. WEDNESDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 – 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi beginner class, 9 – 10:30 a.m., 41 Depot St., Bridgton Story Time, 9:30 a.m., Denmark Public Library, Rte. 117. Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. – noon, Lovell United Church of Christ. Kids’ Knitting, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Public Library Sweden Food Pantry, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sweden Community Church. Rte. 93. First and third Wednesday of the month only. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 1 – 3 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. Mah Jongg, 1 – 4 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Conversational Spanish, 4 – 4:45 p.m., Bridgton Public Library. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 5:30 p.m., BHPG conference room, old Bridgton Hospital, 25 Hospital Dr. FMI 615-7680. Over 40 Pickleball, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI 583-2241. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 – 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond.






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Otisfield Sewing & Craft Group, 1 – 3:30 p.m. (every Wed, except 3rd Wed. of mo.), Community Hall. THURSDAYS Rotary Club Meeting, 7:15 a.m. Bridgton Community Center. AA Step-Meeting, 9 a.m., Step Sisters 6 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Taoist Tai Chi beginner class, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Denmark Arts Center, Denmark Tai Chi Maine, 10 a.m., new beginner class, Town Hall, Bridgton. Gathering Place for Seniors, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. FMI 925-1321. The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Free Community Kettle Supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pickleball, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Gym. FMI 627-4187. Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. FRIDAYS Coffee Call, 8 – 11 a.m., Caswell Conservancy Center, 42 Main St., Harrison. Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 – 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi beginner class, 10 – 11:30 a.m., 41 Depot St., Bridgton Preschool Storytime, 10 – 11 a.m., Bridgton Public Library. Harrison Farmers Market, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., located at the turnout on Rte. 117, just before the bridge. Over 40 Men’s Basketball, 4 p.m., Brownfield/Denmark School. Pickup Volleyball, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Casco Community Center gym, 940 Meadow Rd., Free, all levels welcome. Bring sneakers, water, knee pads. Call 627-4187 FMI and to reserve a spot. SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Depot St. (behind Renys). Sebago Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. – noon. Free clothing, footwear, and bedding for Maine citizens. Warming hut next to Church of Nazarene, Rte. 114, Sebago. FMI 787-2177. Taoist Tai Chi continuing class, 9 – 11 a.m., 41 Depot St., Bridgton Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. – noon, Lovell United Church of Christ. Pickleball, 9 – 11 a.m., Harrison Elementary School, Naples Road. Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Bible Study, 11 a.m. – noon, Caswell Conservancy Center, Main Street, Harrison. AA Meeting, O/BB/D/A/L, 7 – 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St. AA Beginners & Group Mtgs., 7 – 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. SUNDAYS Ping Pong, 1 – 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, all welcome, equipment provided free. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church

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Breakfasts & Suppers Supper and music BRIDGTON — The South Bridgton Congregational Church will host a roast turkey dinner on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. All are welcome to come and join an evening of scrumptious food, wonderful music, and a presentation from a representative of Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. These suppers are popular so call Karen early for reservations at 693-2652. Community Luncheon WATERFORD — Waterford Sports & Recreation is hosting a community luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Wilkins House on Plummer Hill Road next to the Congregational Church. The meal starts at noon, followed by dessert and bingo with prizes ending at 2 p.m. A donation of $3 per person is suggested. Please contact Jasmine at 583-5261 with any questions. Community potluck supper WATERFORD — Join the community potluck supper at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Wilkins House, beside the Congregational Church, on Plummer Hill in Waterford Flat. Bring a favorite dish, salad, or dessert to the supper; beverages will be provided. Everyone is welcome so bring a neighbor or friend to enjoy good food and friendly conversation. These suppers will be held on the third Thursday of the month from October to May (excluding December). For more information call 583-6677. “Famous” chicken pie supper BOLSTERS MILLS — The Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church will host the last of its “famous” chicken pie suppers for 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20. The meal includes chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, beverages, and homemade desserts. The first sitting is at 5 p.m., the second is at 6 p.m., followed by a third sitting, if necessary. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Reservations are accepted on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon by confirmation. Call 583-9024 — do not leave a message. Harvest supper NAPLES — The Naples United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship will host a harvest supper on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu features seasonal fare including smoked shoulder, cabbage, carrots, and more, not to mention delicious homemade pies for dessert. Tickets cost $9 for adults and $5 for children. All are welcome —bring a friend and enjoy good food and good fellowship. Public Supper OTISFIELD — An old-fashioned boiled dinner will be served at the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 13. The meal will include corned beef, potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, cabbage, beets, rolls, and apple pie for dessert. Sittings will be at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for the meal and all are welcome. Donations to support church activities in the community are gratefully accepted. The Church is located at 231 Rayville Rd. in Otisfield, three-quarters of a mile from State Route 121. Come and enjoy some delicious fall home cooking and be sure to bring a friend! Free Community Lunch OTISFIELD — On Wednesday, Oct. 17, a free community lunch will be served at the Otisfield Community Hall, 292 Route 121 in Otisfield, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All are invited to enjoy minestrone, corn chowder, broccoli cheese soup, vegetable beef soup, biscuits, salads, and apple crisp. Although there is no charge for the meal, donations are always accepted to support community projects. Alana Grover will be selling her unique handmade knitted and crocheted items at the lunch. Anyone with a business in Otisfield who would like to schedule a table at a lunch should call Vickie Rogers at 627-7133 FinnAm potluck WEST PARIS — The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine will host its popular public supper at the FinnAm building on Maple Street in West Paris from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. This delicious buffet features a wide spectrum of dishes and desserts for only $8 per adult and $4 per child under 12. Trash can turkey roast HIRAM — Everyone is invited to a “Trash Can Turkey Roast” on Historical Ridge in Hiram on Saturday, Oct. 20 beginning at noon. The meal includes turkey, barbecued pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and dessert — all for just $8. Visit the Great Ossipee Museum to see the vintage road grader, buy some raffle tickets, and enjoy live music by David Foley. A fun day out for the whole family. For more information call 625-4762. Pork Supper WINDHAM — A public supper of roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rolls, beverages and a homemade dessert buffet will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) in Windham. Tickets (available at the door) are $9 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Meals are also available to go. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and profits will be used to assist families in need this Christmas season.

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Worship, spirituality retreat BRIDGTON, NORWAY — Over 70 parishioners came together on a recent Saturday morning as Father Ed Clifford, pastor of the Parishes of the Western Maine Lakes & Foothills (Cluster 30), welcomed them for a Worship and Spirituality Retreat at St. Joseph Church in Bridgton. The theme of the retreat was “The Road to Emmaus: He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread” (Luke 24:35). Parishioners came from all five worship sites in the two parishes, which includes St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish churches in Norway, Oxford, and Mechanic Falls, and

St. Joseph Parish churches in Bridgton and Fryeburg. Participants represented the ministries involved in Sunday worship: clergy, sacristans, altar servers, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, musicians, those who decorate the church and those who serve in welcoming ministries. The morning retreat began with Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours then various parishioners explained and reflected on the role of each ministry. Small groups gathered to discuss how their service brings them and others closer to Jesus. All reassembled in the church and, after sharing insights, serving

ministers received a blessing ministry and how it enriches from Father Clifford. the liturgy. I loved the day, Trudy Morrell and Jeanne and was deeply inspired.” Bigelow, chair and vice chair of Cluster Pastoral Council, organized the retreat and said they were pleased with the results of this first-time effort. They hope to continue building community across the cluster through more opportunities for sharing, listening, and praying together. “It was good to be with other cluster members,” said one participant. “It was truly beneficial sharing to hear other parishes’ comments, and hearing new suggestions we can possibly incorporate with our HIRAM — Have own parish. I have a much you ever wanted to better understanding of my know where old county roads were, discover when a road changed, or see what road projects the state is working on now? Here’s your chance. The Maine recordings of the traditional Department of English and Celtic music Transportation will revival. He has just released demonstrate how to a new CD, Land of Fish get the most out of its and Seals, which includes exciting new database ten beautifully-crafted songs of Maine’s old and in English and French with new highway plans. special guests Rani Arbo The database will be (harmony), Hanneke Cassel of interest to town offi(fiddle), Mike Block (cello), cials, residents, and Yann Falquet (harmony historians for its coverand guitar), Pascal Gemme age of road plans, aerial (harmony and feet), Mark views, and topographiRoberts (banjo), and Becky cal maps past and presTracy (fiddle and octave ent. It contains state and fiddle). town roads and also has There will be a reception a county layer. after the concert with light The public is invited refreshments and a chance to come to the demonto meet Keith and discuss stration at Hiram Town his music. Office, 25 Allard Rd. in Tickets are $35 per South Hiram at 10 a.m. person and advance reson Monday, Oct. 22 to ervations for the concert learn about this fascinatare requested. Reserve ing new tool. The event a place online at www. is hosted by Hiram Historical Society and concert-series or by calling Hiram Town Office. For 603-447-4737. Directions to more information call the concert will be provided 625-4762. once reservations are made.

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CONWAY, N.H. — Mountain Top Music Center welcomes singer and songwriter Keith Murphy on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in a special home concert open to the public in Hale’s Location. Murphy’s program will showcase songs and ballads from his native Newfoundland as well as New England, his adopted home for over 20 years. In particular, Murphy revisits some of the most well-known, classic Newfoundland folk songs — songs he grew up with and now reinterprets after years of musical traveling. With simple yet elegant arrangements pared down to just voice and guitar, Murphy brings the focus back to the beauty of their lyrics. He creates a rich palette of textures with influences from French Canada, which has long been part of his musical profile. The addition of his mandolin, foot percussion, and chorus songs make for a wellrounded evening for lovers of traditional song. An accomplished composer and arranger, Keith

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Alan Abel, Memorable Hoaxer, is Actually Dead — read one of the newspaper headlines last month. In 1979, Abel staged his own death from a heart attack. A fake funeral director posing as his widow notified The New York Times and they published the news, which resulted in an embarrassing and rare retraction from The Times. Alan Abel was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1924. He was an American prankster, hoaxer, writer, and mockumentary filmmaker famous for national hoaxes that became media circuses. He really died this past September at the age of 94. When I saw his obituary, I recalled reading two of his books, How to Thrive on Rejection and Don’t Get Mad…Get Even. They are tongue-in-cheek accounts of Abel’s lifestyle but could have been taken by some readers to be a memoir of a disgruntled citizen. Abel was a master of bamboozling the public with his many hoaxes. One of his successful hoaxes, which attracted followers across the nation, was his crusade to clothe pets and animals around the world. He founded SINA — The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals. After gaining wide support and occasional indignation, Compliments of the season — Bountiful SINA was finally exposed as a hoax while attracting harvests available right now in your hometown area. attention from Johnny Carson, Walter Cronkite, and the IRS. Abel even received a $44,000 contribution from a supporter, which he returned saying, “I don’t take money from strangers.” It was reported that Abel took Donald Trump to small claims court — and won. He then created the Society for By Stan Cohen Indecency to Naked Animals and became a national hero Medicare Volunteer Counselor to some of his followers at the time. Choosing a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part I recall watching a television interview with Abel D) is not like buying car insurance. Part D premiums, explaining why, while traveling by train or in the air, he formularies, deductibles, tiers and co-pays can and do needed to be alone reading and writing. He wanted no change. Annually. In some areas, even the pharmacy one to occupy the seat beside him so he would sit with you use might be a factor. And plans vary from state a small snorkel attachment dangling from his nose and to state. So paying attention to what your aunt or have a bloodied bandage half covering his frowning face. friend has for a Part D plan is not much help. Your No one ever sat near him, which gave him his solitude. unique regimen of medicines and dosages is what Another successful ruse was Omar’s School for counts. Consequently, every Medicare beneficiary Beggars — a fictional school for professional panhanshould check out the plans for the subsequent calendar dlers. Posing as Omar, Abel was invited to numerous talk year — every year. shows. The hoax was a satirical commentary on the rise As many of you know, the Open Enrollment period of unemployment and homelessness in the United States. for Medicare Part D (and for Medicare Advantage I am particularly fond of Abel’s stunt after the plans as well) begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. Watergate scandal. Abel hired an actor to pose as the Unless you are enrolled in MaineCare or a Medicare famous character Deep Throat for a press conference Savings program, this is your only opportunity to in New York City before 150 reporters. Literary Agent check out plans for next year, and to make a change if Scott Meredith offered $100,000 to buy the rights to the you find a plan that better suites your needs and your story. At the news conference, the Deep Throat imposter pocketbook. If you change plans, enrollment will take quarreled with his purported wife then fainted and was effect on Jan. 1 and your current plan will be automatiwhisked away in a waiting ambulance. cally cancelled on Dec. 31. If you do nothing, as long While Abel received some financial support from as you continue to pay the monthly premiums, the plan well-heeled backers “who lived vicariously through his you now have will “roll-over” into next year. hoaxings,” as his daughter put it, he struggled at times to So even though it may be annoying — serve your pay the bills and he eventually lost his house to creditors. own best interests by checking out Medicare Part D The pranks, he said, were never about the money and plans during Open Enrollment. The chances are quite he never accepted any donations made out to him or his good that you will find a plan better for you than the organizations. one you now have. The most efficient way to review Abel once ran for Congress on a platform that includthe Part D “landscape” for 2019, and to find the right ed paying congressmen based on commission, selling plan for you, is to use the Medicare Plan Finder, online ambassadorships to the highest bidder, installing a lie at Or call 1-800-427-7411 for help. detector in the White House, and putting truth serum in the Senate drinking fountain.

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A genius of parodies, Abel never lacked ideas and could successfully take on topics in the news that always caught attention. In 1993, when euthanasia and Jack Kevorkian were common topics, Abel set up the bogus Florida company Euthanasia Cruises, Ltd., which offered cruises that allowed suicidal participants to jump into the ocean after three days of partying. There have been other hoaxers throughout the years such as The Great Imposter (Ferdinand Demara), who successfully took on many personas including doctor, dentist, jail warden, and other individuals before being discovered. And there was author Clifford Irving, who forged the Howard Hughes autobiography that forced Hughes to publicly emerge. But none of these were as prolific or successful as Alan Abel. Abel’s books include Diary of a Hoaxer, The Great American Hoax, The Panhandlers Handbook, The Fallacy of Creative Thinking, and a documentary, Abel raises Caine. Peter Bollen, a resident of Bridgton, writes an occasional column for The Bridgton News dedicated to books and authors, including reviews and news of the book trade. He welcomes comments and suggestions and can be reached at

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October 11, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 1C

Raider defense was ‘buzz saw’

WRAPPED UP — Fryeburg Academy linebacker Jack Campbell wraps up a Leavitt runner for no gain during Friday’s game in Turner. RAIDERS 13 First Downs: 9 (8 rushing) Penalties: 5-40 Turnovers: 2 Rushing: 37-172; Caleb Bowles 4-41, Oscar Saunders 10-35, Calvin Southwick 23-96 Passing: Saunders 6-15-68, 1 TD, 1 INT Receiving: Caleb Bowles 2-36, Nathan Knapp 1-4, Eli Mahan 1-12, Dawson Jones 2-16 Total Offense: 240 yards Tackles (solo, assist, total): Tucker Buzzell 11-3-14, Arnold Jaber 0-2-2, Reese Kneissler 4-1-5, Calvin Southwick 2-2-4, Oscar Saunders 1-1-2, Ethan Burk 3-0-3, Isaak McKenney 2-2-4, Jack Campbell 4-2-6, Nathan Knapp 2-02, Josh Frye 0-3-3, Eli Mahan 1-3-4, Caleb Bowles 1-1-2, Liam Chisari 2-1-3 Interceptions: Knapp (2), Bowles, Campbell, Saunders Fumble Recovery: Mahan LEAVITT 0 First Downs: 13 (7 passing) Penalties: 2-15 Turnovers: 6 (5 INTs) Rushing: 31-85; Allen Peabody 2-14, Damion Calder 5-minus 1, Wyatt Hathaway 5-minus 5, Bradley Moreau 16-64, Cole Morin 1-1, Mark Herman 1-8, Camden Jordan 1-4 Passing: Hathaway 10-31-131 Total Offense: 216 yards

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer TURNER — Whenever Tucker Buzzell looks at sports writers’ weekly predictions, he sees that most pick against his Raiders. “As part of my pre-game speech, I’ll tell them four guys picked us, two doubt us. Let’s play to prove those two people wrong,” the senior linebacker said. “We love it.” He hopes that trend continues. Buzzell was a wrecking machine Friday night, recording 14 tackles as the Fryeburg Academy defense stuffed previously unbeaten Leavitt, limiting the Hornets to just 56 total yards in the first half. Meanwhile, the Raiders built a 13-0 lead — one by ground, one by air — which proved to be enough to put a damper on Leavitt’s Senior Night, as well as inching the Raiders closer to the top seed in Class B South. Despite the loss, the Hornets (5-1) still hold the #1 seed with a tourney index of 117.1875 with the Raiders (5-1) closing fast at 101.5625. Fryeburg could tighten the race if they can notch their sixth straight victory Friday night when they travel to Cape Elizabeth (3-3). “We’ve put in the work ever since Day 1. These guys have been in the weight room every summer, every day with me. We have a pretty good weight program. 9 a.m. every morning, every day. When preseason comes, we instantly set the tone. We’ve envisioned this,” Buzzell said. Fellow bash brother Reese Kneissler credited the Raider coaching staff with putting players in the right positions to be successful. “It starts with the coaches. They’ve put together a

TAKING A HIT — Lake Region goalie Maddie Rock has a Yarmouth player sail over her while making a stop during soccer action last week. (Photo by Kevin Murphy)

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GIRLS’ SOCCER Lakers 3, Poland 0: Neva Leavitt scored twice as Lake Region won at Poland. The Lakers (4-5-2) led 1-0 at the half. Brooke Harriman rounded out the scoring for Lake Region. Bella Russo assisted on Leavitt’s second goal. Goalie Gabrielle Bolduc made eight saves for the Knights (3-8), and Lake Region’s Maddie Rock made seven saves. “This was a great win for us, to hold a team scoreless for the entire game has been a struggle, so to make it happen in last Friday’s game was very important. Our defense played a great game, and while the game was very back and forth in terms of possession, I was happy to see us finishing the chances that we did have,” Laker Coach David Jaeger said. “Mindy Murphy had a great game in the back, stepping up to force offsides and not allowing dangerous through balls to put

CHARGED UP — Raider junior runningback Calvin Southwick reacts after scoring the game’s first touchdown. The FA line sealed off the Hornet defense, giving Southwick plenty of room to operate. (Rivet Photos) Junior running back Caleb Bowles silenced the big great game plan. All we had to do was execute, and we Calvin Southwick, who ran Hornet crowd with a 35-yard did. That’s why we won this for a touchdown and nearly run on the game’s first touch. A holding penalty, howfootball game today,” he said. cracked the 100-yard mark, Linebacker Jack Campbell put it simply, “It’s all chemis- ever, stalled the drive. Leavitt’s running game says a special chemistry try — a brotherhood.” Just as they have in wins ran into a “buzz” saw in the exists with the trio, and for the Raiders as a team, that over Yarmouth and Gardiner, form of linebackers Tucker started when they first tossed Fryeburg played with a big Buzzell, Reese Kneissler and on helmets and shoulder pads chip on their shoulders right Jack Campbell. They set the from the start Friday night in tone immediately as Kneissler back in the fourth grade. “We believe in ourselves Turner. Again, it started up thumped Allen Peabody for and each other. We know what front with Eli Mahan, Arnold no gain, Campbell sacked we’re capable of. It’s excit- Jaber, Reese Kneissler, sophomore quarterback Wyatt ing,” he said as the Raiders Buzzell and Josh Frye con- Hathaway for a three-yard won for the fifth straight time. trolling the line of scrimmage. BUZZING, Page 3C

JUST UNABLE TO GET A HAND ON THE BALL is Fryeburg Academy goalie Chandler Adams as Waynflete scores during last week’s contest. The Flyers went on to blank the Raiders. (Rivet Photos)

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FIGHTING THROUGH TRAFFIC against Sacopee Valley is freshman Elizabeth Smith. (Photo by Kevin Murphy) our keeper in 1v1 situa- which we have struggled to tions. She also stepped up create from.” on offence, getting involved Coach Jaeger said it on corners and helping us was also great to see senior to be a threat on free kicks LAKER, Page 2C

FIELD HOCKEY Raiders 2, Poland 0: With 17 minutes remaining in the first half, Abigail Hewes scored her first goal of the season on a pass from Kaylee Emery on a corner play, which proved to be a game winner as Fryeburg notched its ninth win of the season last Thursday. With 20 minutes remaining in the game, Kaylee Emery tipped the ball in to the net on a pass from Kirsten Wentworth. FA goalie Bailey Richardson had two saves. Raiders, York scoreless tie: Rain on Tuesday pushed the showdown game with York to last Friday, which the Raiders used as their senior game (Tina LeBlanc, Camelia Ghadfa and Addie Stone). What had been scheduled as a “No School, Fryeburg Fair Day” became a workday for the FA stickers. “The game was a thrilling crowd-pleaser, as

HEAD ON THE BALL is Fryeburg’s Will Galligan during last week’s game against Waynflete.

exciting as was expected. Although we outshot York, the game remained scoreless at the end of the regulation game. The teams went on to play two sevenminute overtime periods, still without either team

managing to net the ball,” FA Coach Dede Frost said. Fryeburg increased the thrill of the game by earning three back-to-back corners in overtime, but could not put a goal on RAIDER, Page 6C

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Laker recaps (Continued from Page 1C) Brooke Harriman find the back of the net. “I know she has been looking for it ever since we moved her out of the back. I hope the one has made her hungry for a few more!” Coach Jaeger said. The Lakers find themselves in contention for the Class B South playoffs, sitting in the #10 spot. “So for us, the next two games against Greely and Fryeburg will be huge. We have had to fight hard for every goal and every point so far this season, and I don’t see these last few games changing in that regard,” the coach added. “Spirits are high on the team and I feel as though everyone is finally on the same page as to expectations and that has allowed us to begin to have success in those scrappy games, where one or two goals decide it. I believe the team is ready for the challenges we face. I am excited to see how the next few games turn out.” Up next: The Lakers travel to Fryeburg today, Thursday, Oct. 11 to face the Raiders at 3:30 p.m. LR closes out the regular season on Saturday with a trip to York. Game time 11 a.m. BOYS’ SOCCER


Poland 3, Lakers 2: Cooper Keene, Daulton Bolduc and Jay Hawkes scored one goal apiece as Poland dispatched Lake Region 3-2 in boys’ soccer action last Thursday. The Knights had 20 shots on goal, while the Lakers only managed five shots in the losing effort. “Great night for soccer. Very close game with both teams having opportunities,” Lake Region Coach Ryan Harlow said. The Lakers struck first with a goal from Nate Bragdon-Clements on a pass from Jason Harlow. A few minutes later, Logan Davis notched his first career varsity goal off a pass from Jason Harlow. The Knights battled back and trimmed the LR lead to 2-1 at intermission. Poland continued to fight in the second half and eventually took a 3-2 lead that they wouldn’t give up. “We continue to battle in every game that we have played recently which is a positive direction for the program,” Coach Harlow said. “Despite our record, I’m proud of this team.” Up next: The Lakers close out the regular season today, Thursday, Oct. 11 with a home contest against Fryeburg Academy at 6 p.m. GOLF The Lakers finished fourth in the qualifier held at Willowdale in Scarborough. Low score for the Lakers in this 18-hole tournament was posted by freshman Noah Duprey with an 83. This placed him sixth in the tournament and qualified him for the State Championship at Natanis

OFF ONE HEAD ONTO ANOTHER — Lake Region’s Logan Davis heads the ball, which then hits an opponent. (Rivet Photo) this coming Saturday. Only awards were seniors Ryan the Top 9 low scores in the Walker, Justin Mushrow league qualify. and Adam Ranco; junior “The season as a whole Colby Chaine; sophomore saw much improvement Trevor Hill; and freshman from beginning to end as Noah Duprey. about everyone lowered Supporting members their scoring average,” were Chaffee Stoddard, Laker Coach Art Kilborn Morgan Cross, Dan Brewer, said. Garreth Dyer, Aiden Foster, GOOD TIP — Senior Savannah Silke of Lake Region Overall, the Lakers won Salem Gerrish and Hunter tips the ball past a Kennebunk player during last week’s meeting. The Rams prevailed 3-0. five matches and lost three. Hills. Lakers earning varsity LAKER, Page 4C Hancock Lumber’s


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Emerson Dinsmore Emerson Dinsmore is a coachable athlete with a great attitude and personality. “She is a versatile player and is willing and ready to play where we need her. Defenders usually don’t get recognized too much because they don’t score, but Emerson is a leader on our defensive team and plays ‘BIG’ — she’s been playing ‘BIG’ since her freshman year. She earned a starting position as a freshman playing a fullback,” Laker Coach Pauline Webb said. “We needed her as a midfielder her sophomore year, she didn’t waiver on the change and was willing and ready to learn a new position.” This year, as a junior, Coach Webb needed Emerson as a fullback once again. “Wherever you need me, coach” was her response. “She is a great role model on and off the field and gives 100% at practice and in games. Emerson is another player young athletes should be look-


Ryan Walker

As Coach Art Kilborn considered who to nominate as his “Player of the Week,” the choice — senior Ryan Walker — was an obvious one. Ryan has been captain of the golf team since practice started in August. He has been dedicated toward improving his game and helping his teammates improve theirs. He leads by example. “His work ethic is impressive as he is continually making an effort to improve his game,” Coach Kilborn said. His scoring average is the best for the team and his game attitude is impeccable. “He takes every shot seriously,” the coach said. “He earned his success through hard work — physically and mentally.” Ryan had a score of 37, one over par in his last match! He has played as Lake Region’s #1 or #2 position since his freshmen year. He has won a large margin of his matches. “Above all, Ryan has been a gentleman and RYAN, Page 4C

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Raiders buzzing along (Continued from Page 1C) loss and Buzzell broke up a pass to force a punt. On the night, the fearsome threesome accounted for 25 tackles as the Hornets managed just 85 yards on 31 carries. “I take a lot of risks out there on the field because I know if I gamble I know Jack and Reese will cover up for me,” Buzzell said. It’s all a matter of trust. “I know these two will do the right things every time, which means I get to blitz a lot. They help me and I help them,” Kneissler added. Bringing good pressure on the punt, the Hornets only gained 17 yards of field possession as the Raiders set up at the L-47. Working both the inside and outside, the Raiders grinded it out. Quarterback Oscar Saunders made a nice cut inside to gain three on a third down to move the chains, and Calvin Southwick blasted through two Hornet defenders to gain 16 yards on another third down try, just knocked out of bounds at the L-2. Two plays later, Southwick practically walked into the end zone from a yard out as the Raider front walled off the Hornets. Kicker Eddie Thurston’s point-after was erased on an illegal formation penalty, and saw his second boot sail wide left. “We were winning the battle up front, as usual, which lead to our two score. I don’t know if we caught them off guard,” FA Coach David Turner said. “That’s a good front they have. That’s a good football team. To be able to go down and pound it in against them was really good.”

IN HOT PURSUIT — Fryeburg Academy linebacker Tucker Buzzell was all over the field Friday night, recording a team-high 14 tackles as the Raiders shut down a potent Leavitt attack. (Rivet Photos)

BIG CONVERSION CATCH over the middle by Fryeburg Academy junior Dawson Jones during Friday’s game at Leavitt. advancing the ball to the ary and spotted his tight-end FA-31. But, FA defenders rose Mahan in the back of the to the challenge. A holding end zone. Mahan snagged the penalty pushed the Hornets high toss for a TD with 7:17 back 10 yards, Buzzell blew left in the half. “That’s where that 6-footup a pitch play for no gain, and end Eli Mahan pounced 4 frame comes into play. On on a loose ball, the result of a fourth down, you can throw it up there and he can go and botched handoff. Starting at their own 44, get it,” Coach Turner said. the Raiders converted on a “Oscar made a lot of good big third down as Saunders throws tonight. At that point, hooked up with Caleb Bowles he was trying to give your for a 32-yard strike. After the guy a chance. It was a great Hornets dumped Southwick throw.” Thurston’s boot was good. for a yard loss, FA went to the Raiders 6, Leavitt 0 FA 13, Leavitt 0 air twice, and came up empty. Leavitt found a little trac- On 4th-and-11, Saunders The Hornets hoped to tion in its second possession, scanned the Leavitt second- answer or gain even the slightest momentum heading into halftime, but came up empty. After a three-and-out, the Hornets started at the FA-44 with 2:51 left on the clock. After struggling to connect with his receivers, Hathaway finally converted on a big

fourth-down play, finding DISRUPTIVE FORCE along the inside is Fryeburg Cole Morin for a 15-yarder. Academy lineman Josh Frye, who forced Leavitt At the FA-23, Hathaway was runningback Allen Peabody to take a wider route. rushed into an incompletion by Mahan. Two runs were stuffed by Buzzell and Ethan Burk, forcing a fourth down D REDUCE play. Hathaway fired low, and AGAIN! BUZZ, Page 6C


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UP MOMENTS during Lake Region’s volleyball match against Kennebunk included congrats shared with Sam Pinet (#4), and at left, Libby Poitras returns a hit. The Lakers close out MAKING A MOVE against two Sacopee Valley defenders is Lake Region’s leadthe regular season tonight ing scorer Neva Leavitt. The Lakers are vying for a playoff spot, and play a big game today at Fryeburg Academy. (Photo by Kevin Murphy) against Wells at 6 p.m.

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Emerson Dinsmore

(Continued from Page 2C) ing up to as a role model,” coach said. In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Emerson 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. Name: Emerson Dinsmore Year in School: Junior Hometown: Casco Parents: Dan Dinsmore and Christine Dinsmore Sports you play: Field hockey, indoor/outdoor track School organizations: Varsity Club, Astra Club School honors: National Honor Society Q. Why did you choose to play field hockey? I play this sport because my older sister, Kendall, taught me her love for the game when I was younger. Q. What is the most difficult part of the game? I believe the mental part of the game is the most difficult because you can’t let yourself get down when you

mess up. You have to move to the next play. Q. What do you enjoy the most about field hockey? I really enjoy the team aspect of the game. I love working with all the girls on my team. Q. What do you feel you need to work on? I feel that I can always work on having a stronger stick on defense. Q. Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is very important because working together on and off the field can help you achieve your goals. Q. What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? My coaches have had a huge impact on my game and also my everyday life by always encouraging me and helping me overcome challenges in my game and my life. Q. How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I hope people view me as a very hard worker, a supporting teammate and someone that really embodies the Laker spirit. Q. Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I hope/ think I will remember how much fun I had on the field and off the field with my teammates, and our casual nine-game winning streak.

(Continued from Page 2C) VOLLEYBALL Kennebunk 3, Lakers 0: The Lakers’ back row struggled against Kennebunk’s serve in this match, as the Rams had a couple servers who did a good job of moving the ball around, especially one girl who had a potent jump serve, Laker Coach Ryan Shible said. “When we were able to consistently get the ball to our setters, our front row did a good job on attack, especially Kayah McClean, who accumulated six aces, as well as Savannah Silke and Libby Poitras, who each generated five and four kills respectively,” Coach Shible said. “In our next match, we will need to work on being consistent with our serve receive, which will allow our hitters to generate more of an offense.” G1: 25-16, Kennebunk G2: 25-16, Kennebunk

the attack from Washington Academy, as the Lakers played right with them in this match. “Our front row was able to generate some good offense. We did struggle with being consistent with our serving, as well as with picking up some quick/hits from their front row, which enabled them to keep the momentum in this match. Our girls rallied in the second match and had the lead for a bit, yet they did an excellent job of defending our attack and returning the ball,” Coach Shible said. Kayah McClean and Savannah Silke both did well on the attack, with some crushing hits in the front row, with each earning five and six kills respectively. Sam Pinet also did a great job serving, earning three aces with some really hard serves, which helped the Lakers get some momentum back in the match. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t maintain the momentum gained, and Washington Academy did really well moving the ball around with their serve,” Coach Shible said. “They were really consistent on defense in their back row.” G1: 25-14, WA G2: 25-19, WA G3: 25-10, WA “In our last few matches, we will want to finish strong with our serving percentage, as well as work on maintaining a consistent attack with good passes to our setters; if we can have a strong showing in these two areas we should finish the season off on a strong note,” Coach Shible said. Up next: The Lakers close out the regular season tonight, Thursday, Oct. 11 with a home match against Wells at 6 p.m. CROSS-COUNTRY At their final regular HOLDING HER GROUND is Lake Region’s Paige season meet, sophomore Nathan Casali was the lone Davis during action against Greely. (Photo by Dena Dunn) Laker to crack the Top 10 G3: 25-20, Kennebunk Bucksport 3, Lakers 0: The Lakers’ responsiveness to the ball against Bucksport (on Saturday) was not as quick as it needed to be, and this allowed their front row hitters to pick up some fast points in this match, Coach Ryan Shible said. Kayah McClean picked up six aces, and Rebekah Knights did really well serving, earning three aces with some really strong serves. “Unfortunately, we just couldn’t gain any momentum, especially in the back row, which seemed to struggle with Bucksport’s use of quick hits and tips,” Coach Shible noted. G1: 25-13, Bucksport G2: 25-19, Bucksport G3: 25-12, Bucksport Washington Academy 3, Lakers 0: Coach Ryan Shible felt the LR girls did much better in responding to

at Cape Elizabeth, posting a 17:25 to finish ninth in the four-school event last Friday. Sophomore Martin Horne of Freeport set the winning time at 16:29. 12. Jeff McCubrey, 17:41 26. Devyn Hatch, 18:58 27. Ian St. John, 19:10 35. Travis Corson, 19:38 36. Tim Moore, 19:40 48. Dillon Doucette, 20:26 55. Cameron Meserve, 21:09 61. Andrew Gianattasio, 21:33 62. Luke Blais, 21:35 67. Jarod Maher, 21:52 72. Justin Lees, 22:18 75. Brody Sandberg, 22:43 81. Payton Owens, 24:25 83. Keegan Owens, 25:19 84. Corbyn Hatch, 25:40 85. Jonathan Boos, 27:17 86. Brandon Ross, 29:33 For the girls, freshman Libby Blais posted the fastest time in 25:15, placing 31st. Sophomore Lila Gaudrault of Cape Elizabeth won the race in 18:50. 36. Olivia Toole, 26:11 37. Hannah Simon, 26:14 45. Emily Colson, 27:57 Up next: The Lakers head to St. Joseph’s College LAKE, Page 5C

Ryan Walker

(Continued from Page 2C) good sport in his golf competitions,” Coach Kilborn added. In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Ryan 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. Name: Ryan Walker Year in School: Senior Hometown: Bridgton Parents: Cliff Walker and Karrie Robinson Sports you play: Golf, basketball, baseball Q. Why did you choose to play golf? My dad taught me to play and it’s been my favorite sport ever since. Q. What is the most difficult part of the game? Staying mentally-focused. Q. What do you enjoy the most about golf? Winning. Q. What do you feel you need to work on? Everything can get better. Q. Why is teamwork important? Teammates help keep each other relaxed. Q. What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? He reminds me to keep focused even if I’m playing poorly. Q. How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I’m a hard worker who wants to win. Q. Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? Spending time with my teammates at practice.

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October 11, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 5C

This week’s puzzle theme:

World Series


1. Got some shuteye 6. Pop-ups, e.g. 9. Mound 13. String quartet instrument 14. Wisecrack 15. Batu Khan’s posse 16. Famous fabulist 17. *Number of World Series won by the Senators 18. Blue-Green scum 19. *One of two baseball teams to play for both leagues 21. *Home of team with most World Series titles 23. Reggae precursor 24. “The Man Who Mis____ His Wife for a Hat” 25. Have a bawl 28. Wing-shaped 30. Handrail’s main supports 35. It often runs deep 37. It cuts a furrow 39. Double, in French 40. Shakespeare’s tragic monarch 41. Sunny prefix 43. Notary Public’s mark 44. Run on a bank, e.g. 46. Building extensions 47. 18-wheeler 48. *One of two teams to

win in its only appearance 50. Dutch cheese 52. Actors’ group 53. OK 55. *”____house Gang” nickname for 1934 World Series victors 57. *Fall ____ 61. *Baseball league award 65. Bald symbol 66. Bauxite, e.g. 68. Andrea Bocelli, e.g. 69. Walk like a peacock 70. *R in RBI 71. Old but in 72. Clothes line 73. Tennis divider 74. Are not

DOWN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Union foe Sinister look “What ____ can I say?” Works the soil Brown v. Board of Education city 6. ____ ‘n’ Andy 7. *He pitched the only World Series perfect game 8. Shorthand 9. Sacred 10. “Cogito, ____ sum” 11. Month of Purim 12. Sneak a look

15. Sold 20. Actor Fiennes 22. Long time 24. Streetcar named Desire, e.g. 25. Planktonic tunicate

Lake Region recaps

(Continued from Page 4C) in Standish this Friday for the conference finals at 3 p.m. FOOTBALL Yarmouth 28, Lakers 20: Chase Weese hauled in 13 receptions for 198 yards and two touchdowns, but the Lakers fell short on the road Friday night against Yarmouth. Isaac Holland scored the third Laker touchdown through the air. “We struggled to move the ball on the ground, but were able to move it by giving the ball to Chase through the air,” Laker Coach Mike Shea said. “We had some tough turnovers and a blocked punt. Our defense did great, causing three fumbles and forcing them to punt three times.

In important moments of the game, we couldn’t come through and do the correct things.” Up next: The Lakers (1-5) host Sacopee Valley (1-5) this Friday at 7 p.m.

at Art Kilborn Athletic Complex. The Hawks are coming off their first win of the season, a 28-12 decision over winless Telstar.

26. 2018 movie “____’s 8” 27. Edible cannabis substance 29. Away from wind 31. Weak one 32. The Three Musketeers’ swords 33. Camel’s cousin 34. *Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball 36. Great Lake 38. *____ card

42. 45. 49. 51.

Missouri River tributary Skeleton’s hiding place Hit the slopes “I think I can, I think I can...”, e.g. 54. Oak fruit 56. Expression of contempt 57. ____pool or ____pit

58. Like the White Rabbit 59. Taj Mahal city 60. Shantytown 61. Closely confined 62. A chip, maybe 63. Fate of Norse mythology 64. Turkey dance 67. Poe’s Morgue

Solutions on Page 7C

LRMS running

Lake Region Middle School traveled to Jordan Small MS in Raymond last Thursday for a cross-country meet with Poland, JS, Waynflete and Molly Ockett. Once again, Carly Dyer and Ezra Grundland led the way for the Lakers, finishing in sixth and eighth respectfully. “These two thin-clads are rounding into their best form at just the right time,” Coach Kevin McDonald said. Following Carly on the girls’ side were Isabelle Labrecque in 35th, Jules Eyles 41 and Maci Blenk in 42. The girls did not score as a team because in cross-country a team must have five runners cross the finish line to score. LRMS, Page 8C

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Regional sports

Raiders buzz Leavitt, 13-0

(Continued from Page 3C) the ball hit the turf with 38 seconds left. Southwick gave FA some breathing room with an 11-yard burst, but the Raiders took a knee to close out a strong first half. No Fly Zone, Raider style Unable to run the ball, Leavitt tried to crack the Raider defense by testing the secondary. It didn’t work. Sophomore quarterback Wyatt Hathaway completed eight passes. Meanwhile, the Raider defense intercepted the ball five times, Nathan Knapp coming up with two heists. Although Hathaway finished the night with 131 passing yards, he was unable to get the Hornets into the end zone. “Our defense is playing so well, there was no need to take any risks. It seemed like we took our foot off, but it really was more about us trusting our defense,” Coach Turner said in regards to continuing running the ball and not seeking out big chunk plays through the air. “We’re physical. They’re physical. We were just trying to limit big plays. Any time you can make any team have a multiplay drive, there’s always a

mistake or penalty can happen.” At halftime, the FA coaching staff reminded players that it would take a full 48-minute effort to upend the Hornets. “You’re playing against the Number 1 team, you’ve earned the right to be here, it needed to be 48 minutes. We knew they would come out in the second half and give it their best shot. We told our guys to expect them to come after us, expect them to make some plays, expect them to make a run. We need to weather it and stick together and get through it. We were able to do that,” Coach Turner said. “We won the turnover battle, we got the breaks and that was what we needed to do to get a win here.” Hathaway sparked the Leavitt offense by connecting on back-to-back passes for 14 and 16 yards to push the ball to the FA-24. Here’s where the Raiders get very, very stingy. Hathaway was dumped for no gain by Isaak McKenney and Josh Frye. Bradley Moreau suffered the same fate as Arnold Jaber and Mahan dropped him for no gain. Hathaway was then sacked by Buzzell and Frye, losing six yards. On fourth down, Hathaway zipped a deep pass down the middle, but no one was in that zip

code. Leavitt’s next possession fizzled when Southwick diagnosed a reverse, and Campbell stopped Hathaway short of a first down on a scramble. The Hornets moved into Raider territory as the third quarter was coming to a close, but saw the drive end as Caleb Bowles intercepted a lobbed pass. Hathaway was picked off on the next Hornet possession as the ball was tipped and Knapp hauled it in. The Raiders were in position to put the game away, but FA turned the ball over when Saunders’ pass was intercepted by Hunter Hayes. Another Hornet drive ended the same way with Knapp intercepting with 6:08 remaining in the contest. Staying with the pass, Leavitt connected for 15 yards, but after two incompletions, Hathaway’s sideline toss was snagged by Campbell. Again, good pressure from Kneissler and Frye forced Hathaway to pull the trigger quicker and while on the run. FA gave the Hornets another chance to break the shutout with a fumble at the L-33 with 1:55 to go. Moreau kept the drive going with a 10-yarder, and Hathaway found Morin for 12 more. At the FA-45, Hathaway fired a jump ball

down the right sideline. The ball was tipped twice, and Saunders finally secured it with 56 seconds left. “We had a little doubt during the offseason because people were saying that we lost some key guys. It’s true. A lot of those guys were great. I think five of them went on to play college football. We felt these other guys were capable of stepping up. Obviously, Week 1 showed we needed some time and some reps, but since then, it’s taking off,” Buzzell said. “I have nothing but trust in this team.” Indeed, the Raiders are showing they are a major force to deal with. Their next target, Cape Elizabeth. Having lost to the Capers in last year’s South final, it won’t take much for the Raiders to be focused and ready to “bring it.” “We’re looking forward to Cape,” Buzzell said. “We just got a great win (these guys were ranked fourth in the state), but I told the guys that as soon as we get off the bus, it’s Cape. They’ve pounded us every year. It’s the revenge tour.” “We’ve had an underdog mentality, we need to keep it,” Campbell said. UP FOR GRABS — FA defensive back Oscar Saunders They’re on to Cape. Game time at the Cape is 7 tips the ball away from Leavitt receiver Cole Morin, and then came down with the interception. p.m. Friday.

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(Continued from Page 1C) the board before the final whistle. The top two teams in the conference ended in a 0-0 tie after 76 minutes of play. FA goalie Bailey

Richardson turned away eight shots, while York netminder Juliana Kiklis made 19 saves. “We remained determined and strong through-

out both overtimes. They are well-conditioned and communicate well as a team. They have earned the reputation of playing with heart and never giving up. That will be what we continue to do as we finish up the regular season and move into playoffs,” Coach Frost added. Kaylee Emery and Kirsten Hewes are combining as strong offensive partners on the playing field, the coach pointed out. “They read each other well and have a great sense of space and positioning in the offensive circle,” Coach Frost noted. Midfielders Abigail Hewes, Tina LeBlanc, Cam Ghadfa and Bridget O’Neil have continued to thwart opponents’ efforts to break through the midfield into scoring position. “They are skilled players individually and make an amazing combination on defense,” the coach added. ON HER STICK — Camden Jones looks to control “They control the direction the ball near midfield during last week’s 2-0 win over of play and have learned to


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Chingos wins third straight WATERFORD — The 19th Annual Waterford Fall Foliage 5K Road Race and One-Mile Fun Run to benefit the Tony Waldeier Memorial Scholarship Fund was held on Sunday, Oct. 7. Martha Eaton, intrepid race director since the very beginning in 1999, was at the starting line at 11:30 a.m. to send 25 youngsters off on the One-Mile Fun Run. Ella Brannon, 10, of Lunenburg, Mass. came in first, with a smoking time of 7:08. Nathan Becker, 7, of Brookline, Mass. was second at 7:22, and Adam Stockwell, 9, of Scarborough was third at 7:37. First girl age 1-6 was Molly Penley, 6, of Gorham, at 8:35. First girl age 7-9 was Finley Heath, 8, of Goffstown, N.H., and first girl age 10-12 was Grace Canella, 10, of Montpelier, Vt. at 9:59. First boy age 1-6 was Cole Fontaine, 5, of Bridgton at 9:39, and first boy age 7-9 was Kellen Lawler, 7, of Waterford at 11:07. Kellen was also the first Waterford youth and won a basket of cider and doughnuts from Pietree Orchard. This year’s race was dedicated to John Howe, who died this June, with touching tributes and a moment of silence. John was one of the original founders of the race, a lifelong runner, and outstanding athlete. John started the scholarship fund in memory of beloved Waterford Elementary School Principal, Tony Waldeier. It was especially gratifying to have both of Waldeier’s grandchildren, Thomas Yancey, 4, and Bryn Yancey, 3, in the Fun Run. In John’s memory, special honors were given to longtime octogenarian supporters, Leslie Bradford, Martha Eaton and Bart Hague. For the 5K Road Race, the overall male winner, for the third year in a row was Andrew Chingos, 16, of Brunswick with an amazing time of 18:25. In second place, Jake McCauley, 26, of Stamford, Conn. at 18:55, and third, Maxwell Mershimer, 27, of South Paris at 19:45. First woman was Sarah Keener, 37, of Waterford, at 21:14 followed by Joanie Albers, 38, of South Hamilton, Mass., at 21:50, and Kinsey MacGregor, 29, of Leominster, Mass. at 22:12. The first Waterford resident to finish was Gardner Waldeier. Race officials sincerely thank all 112 participants. The Waterford/Harrison PTO once again organized the chili cook-off and bake sale to great success. This year’s winner of best tasting, was #10, Patrick Lawler of Waterford. Notably, many families participate every year. Some are runners, some are sponsors, some are volunteers, and some just come to cheer on the runners. Race officials thank you, one and all! They especially want to thank all the parents, who support the race and bring kids to the Fun Run. Officials would love to see even more Waterford families participating. $1,000 scholarships are available to every graduating high school senior from Waterford. So far, 96 students have received $68,500 in scholarships.

How they finished: 1. Andrew Chingos, 16, Brunswick, 18:25 2. Jake McCauley, 26, Stamford, CT, 18:55 3. Maxwell Mershimer, 27, South Paris, 19:45 4. Matt Burke, 37, South Paris, 19:47 5. Kevin Mitchell, 32, Turner, 19:50 6. Gardner Waldeier, 36, Waterford, 19:57 7. Andrew Becker, 45, Brookline, MA, 20:17 8. Josh Crobal, 15, Harrison, 20:22 9. Toby Heath, 39, Goffstown, NH, 20:24 10. David Griffin, 33, Swampscott, MA, 20:53 11. Sarah Keener, 37, Waterford, 21:14 12. Keegan Nelligan, 22, Unity, 21:43 13. Joanie Albers, 38, S. Hamilton, MA, 21:50 14. Nathaniel Liu, 14, Washington, DC, 22:02 15. Dawson Joseph, 14, Waterford, 22:04 16. Kinsey Tarbell, 29, Leominster, MA, 22:12 17. Preston Haynes, 30, Waterford, 22:24 18. Tim Albers, 40, S. Hamilton, MA, 22:41 19. Elizabeth Stockwell, 42, Scarborough, 22:43 20. Margaret Chingos, 14, Brunswick, 22:49 21. James Hubbard, 29, Marblehead, MA, 23:30 22. Peter Chingos, 52, Brunswick, 23:48 23. Gene Rulli, 31, Dover, NH, 24:01 24. Tyler Hadyniak, 25, Westbrook, 24:07 25. Diego Torres, 45, Bradford, MA, 24:19 26. John Manchester, 52, South Paris, 24:22 27. Bill Bouchard, 43, Poland, 24:42 28. Geo Ames, 54, Waterford, 24:56 29. Silas Timm, 13, Norway, 25:06 30. Mary Yearl, 45, Montreal, QC, 25:10 31. Sarah Chingos, 48, Brunswick, 25:20 32. Mark Cannella, 40, Montpelier, VT, 25:27 33. Dave Robinson, 70, Harpswell, 25:33 34. Brian Penley, 36, Gorham, 25:45 35. Megan Cannella, 40, Montpelier, VT, 25:57 36. Anne Haglof, 64, Harwich, MA, 26:29 37. Beth Frechette, 52, Harrison, 26:52 38. Aiden Timm, 15, Norway, 27:05 39. Alison McFawn, 44, Poland, 27:09 40. Jennifer Steinberg, 47, Cape Elizabeth, 27:14 41. Casimer Ferene, 9, Weare, NH, 27:17 42. Adam Fillebrown, 45, Waterford, 27:22 43. Gilbert Rivard, 66, Minot, 27:37 44. Chris Jordan, 43, Casco, 28:14 45. Jackson Guerrette, 11, Lisbon, 28:48 46. John Blanchard, 72, Harrison, 28:56 47. Roxanne Ames, 48, Waterford, 29:01 48. Alice Bishop, 54, Hortonville, WI, 29:22 49. Deborah Becker, 42, Brookline, MA, 29:37 50. Anthony Ferene, 40, Weare, NH, 29:41 51. Todd Sawyer, 45, Waterford, 29:42 52. Cynthia Reedy, 59, Norway, 29:52 53. Jan Beckwermert, 61, Waterford, 29:57 54. Jacqueline Lemieux, 52, Williamstown, MA, 29:59 55. Paul LaChance, 71, Raymond, 30:02 56. Russ Miller, 71, Sudbury, MA, 30:09

57. Jane Strauss, 63, Waterford, 30:22 58. Becky Laperle, 37, Waterford, 30:43 59. Maureen Mahoney, 44, Lynnfield, MA, 30:49 60. Joseph Yearl, 14, Montreal, QC, 30:53 61. Janet Baglione, 55, Quincy, MA, 31:00 62. Carla Bradford, 46, Lunen, MA, 31:28 63. Lara Gleason, 41, Northborough, MA, 31:40 64. John Huffman, 71, Waterford, 31:50 65. Melissa Tarbell, 31, Dover, NH, 32:32 66. Beth Hague, 48, Washington, DC, 32:37 67. Sarah Timm, 42, Norway, 33:52 68. Betty Ostrander, 47, 33:58 69. Sandy Washer, 50, Norway, 33:59 70. Lauren Steinberg, 12, Cape Elizabeth, 34:03 71. Jen Fillebrown, 47, Waterford, 34:46 72. Susan Hughes, 60, Quincy, MA, 34:57 73. Paul Hughes, 60, Quincy, MA, 35:11 74. Susan Manchester, 48, South Paris, 35:15 75. Amity Shales, 58, 35:17 76. Jodie Heath, 38, Goffstown, NH, 35:33 77. Hannah Bradford, 11, Lunen, MA, 35:40 78. Paula Sawyer, 69, Norridgewalk, 36:06 79. Bob Plate, 56, New Fairfield, CT, 36:28 80. John Wait, 74, Waterford, 39:08 81. Thomas Hubbard, 64, Natick, MA, 40:45 82. Joel Pulkinen, 58, South Paris, 41:05 83. Ida Helmers, 71, Conway, NH, 41:26 84. Rebecca Page, 44, Bowdoin, 42:29 85. Ben Woodard, 61, Norway, 42:34 86. Anne Holte, 71, Bridgton, 44:01 87. Doss Hasson, 61, Hamden, CT, 44:21 88. Susan Plume, 70, Franklin, MA, 44:23 89. Sabrina Lawler, 36, Waterford, 44:48 90. Judith Siemen, 72, Arlington, MA, 45:58 91. Alan Struck, 69, Waterford, 46:30 FALL FOLIAGE RACE, Page 8C

Raider recaps: X-C heads to conference finals (Continued from Page 6C) Valley on Wednesday. Heal Watch: Wednesday saw a battle royale between four of the conference’s Top 5 schools, which will settle how the top part of the Class B South playoff bracket will be set up. While the top-

This week’s game solutions

ranked Raiders were playing Sacopee, second-ranked York hosted fourth-ranked Lake Region, while thirdranked Freeport hosted fifth-ranked Greely. Here’s how the teams were ranked prior to those final games. 1. Fryeburg Academy,

9-2-2, 130.7143 2. York, 9-3-1, 126.6837 3. Freeport, 10-2-1, 106.6327 4. Lake Region, 9-4-0, 98.4184 5. Greely, 10-3-0, 84.1837 The matchups are #1-#8, #2-#7, #3-#6, #4-#5. As either the one or two seed, the Raiders will host an opening round game. As a #1, the opponent looks like Yarmouth (6-7). As a #2, the opponent appears to be Leavitt (7-6). Today, the final Heals on the MPA website will paint a clearer picture. CROSS-COUNTRY Senior Antonin Santarelli is an example of it’s not how you start that is important in cross-country competition, it is where you finish. The Raider senior was recognized by Maine XC Milesplits as its Most Improved Year-Over-Year September boy runner. Maine XC took a look at all times in September posted by harriers across the state and compared them to a year ago. Leading the way with an improvement of over six minutes is Santarelli. He ran just one 5K last September before going on to run a best of 20:50 on Oct. 6. This fall, Antonin has two 5Ks to his credit with both being sub20 minute efforts including a personal best 19:17.7 last week at Freeport. In a meet against GrayNew Gloucester and St. Dom’s, the Raider boys came out on top with 36 points followed by the Patriots with 37 and the Saints with 52. Sacopee no score. Alfie Walker set the winning time in 17:54. Here’s how other Raiders finished: 6. Osage Crie, 20:37 8. James Pullan, 20:43 10. Antonin Santarelli, 20:47 11. Elijah Howe, 21:21 15. Sam Paulding, 22:37 On the girls’ side, the Raiders captured the meet with 20 points with a pack run that notched places two through six. Gray-NG was second with 43 points and St. Dom’s third with

DRIVING THE BALL FROM THE WING is Fryeburg Academy junior Kaylee Emery during last week’s 2-0 victory over Poland. (Rivet Photo) 72 points. Sacopee had no score. Winning time: 23:10. 2. Alanna Nataluk, 23:23 3. Merys Carty, 24:00 4. Julianna Stanton, 24:14 5. Beatrice GabilondoCammaro, 24:22 6. Zoe Maguire, 24:26 8. Silvia Strachanova, 25:19 16. Samantha Carus, 28:04 17. Madison Griffin, 28:13 25. Willow Carter, 32:26 26. Ava Chadbourne, 33:01 Up next: Western Maine Conference championship held at St. Joseph’s College in Standish this Friday at 3 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER Raiders 1, St. Dom’s 1: Jack Ouellette put St. Dom’s (5-4-2) ahead on a feed from Ethan Bosse with five minutes remaining in the second half, but Gunner Gurnis answered after a Will Galligan pass with just two minutes left as Fryeburg (4-6-1) forced a draw in boys’ soccer play last Wednesday. Ben Gosselin turned

back five shots for St. Dom’s, while Cullen Pietrantonio made three saves for Fryeburg. Waynflete 3, Raiders 0 Up next: The Raiders close out the regular season today, Thursday, Oct. 11 at Lake Region. Game time is 6 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER St. Dom’s 3, Raiders 0 Cape Elizabeth 7, Raiders 0 Freeport 6, Raiders 0 “It has been a rough week for our team, but with the season coming to the end we just want to continue improving, our team is very young on average. We are hosting the Lakers today, which should be a great game to watch,” Coach Antonio Barrionuevo said. “Once again, our goalie Morgan Fusco and midfielder Luna Barrionuevo have done tremendous work despite the losses. Madi and Katy McIntyre also have displayed a great level of soccer and continue to get better as the season comes to an end. These two are going

to be big part of our team’s future and we are excited for that.” Up next: The Raiders host Lake Region today, Thursday, Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m., and close out the regular season Saturday against Waynflete at 10 a.m. GOLF Fryeburg Academy’s Nora Zhai from China has qualified for the individual championships this Saturday at Natanis Golf Club in Augusta. She shot an 82 at the SMAA — Western Maine Qualifier at Willowdale, which she placed second overall on the day. “She has been solid off the tee and has been pretty consistent with her ball striking,” Raider Coach Chris Dutton said. “I am hoping for a Top 5 overall and possibly even better if things go well on Saturday. She hasn’t played the course before and will have to adjust to that, but I think she will be good.” The Raider boys finished fifth overall in the team qualifier in Western Maine — only the Top 3 teams advance to States.

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Regional sports

How runners fared at Waterford Fall Foliage 5K

(Continued from Page 7C) 92. Larry Griffin, 67, S. Hamilton, MA, 46:31 93. Shelly Hinkley, 58, Bryant Pond, 46:52 94. Bob Dixon, 64, Norway, 46:53 95. Michele Windsor, 59, Sweden, 47:10 96. Elspeth Milmore, 74, London, ENG, 49:29 97. Mike Helmers, 66, Conway, NH, 49:34 98. Sarah Stockwell, 67, Waterford, 50:20 99. Mike Brooks, 72, Lewiston, 50:57 100. Tammy Martin, 52, South Paris, 51:17 101. Dennis Martin, 63, South Paris, 51:17 102. Carol Correard, 79, Bridgton, 52:28 103. Kathleen Blanchard, 69, Harrison, 53:10

104. Ben Stockwell, 40, Scarborough, 53:44 105. Sonya Burns, 48, Fayeville, NY, 53:44 106. Amy Smith, 55, Metairie, LA, 53:44 107. Christina Ayers, 40, South Paris, 54:30 108. Charlie Yarex, 37, Hebron, 56:54 109. Jessica Yarex, 40, Hebron, 56:54 110. Kathy Pulkinen, 58, Norway, 58:47 111. Rusty Clark, 52, Norway, 58:48 112. Tina Carey, 51, Norway, 58:48 113. Mark Smith, 59, Metairie, LA, 58:56 114. Carol Madsen, 76, Waterford, 1:00.11 115. Cheryl Findlay, 62, Waterford, 1:00.11 116. Bart Hague, 91, Waterford, 1:00.15 Category winners Male, Ages 1-10 Casimer Ferene, 9, Weare, NH, 27:17

HAPPY TIMES — Above, Matt Burke and Arinna Burke of South Paris enjoy a taste of chili; at right, Foliage Race winner Andrew Chingos.

Female, Ages 11-14 Margaret Chingos, 14, Brunswick, 22:49 Male, Ages 11-14 Nathaniel Liu, 14, Washington, DC, 22:02 Male, Ages 15-19 Josh Crobal, 15, Harrison, 20:22 Male, Ages 20-29 Keegan Nelligan, 22, Unity, 21:43 Female, Ages 30-39 Becky Laperle, 37, Waterford, 30:43 Male, Ages 30-39 Matt Burke, 37, South Paris, 19:47 Female, Ages 40-49 Elizabeth Stockwell, 42, Scarborough, 22:43 Male, Ages 40-49 Andrew Becker, 45, Brookline, MA, 20:17 Female, Ages 50-59 Beth Frechette, 52, Harrison, 26:52 Male, Ages 50-59 Peter Chingos, 52, Brunswick, 23:48 Female, Ages 60-69 Anne Haglof, 64, Harwich, MA, 26:29 Male, Ages 60-69 Gilbert Rivard, 66, Minot, 27:37 Female, Ages 70-79 Ida Helmers, 71, Conway, NH, 41:26 Male, Ages 70-79 Dave Robinson, 70, Harpswell, 25:33 Male, Ages 80-99 Bart Hague, 91, Waterford, 1:00.15 Fall Foliage 1 Miler 1. Ella Brannan, 10, Luneburg, MA, 7:08 2. Nathan Becker, 7, Brookline, MA, 7:22 3. Adam Stockwell, 9, Scarborough, 7:37 4. Anneliese Albers, 8, S. Hamilton, MA, 8:01 5. Linden Albers, 5, S. Hamilton, MA, 8:10 6. Molly Penley, 6, Gorham, 8:35 7. Andrew Page, 7, Bowdoin, 8:48 8. Reagan Heath, 6, Goffstown, NH, 9:00 9. Finley Heath, 8, Goffstown, NH, 9:10 10. Arinna Burke, 6, South Paris, 9:28 11. Emmi Brannan, 7, Luneburg, MA, 9:30 12. Delaney Guerrette, 8, Lisbon, 9:35 13. Cole Fontaine, 5, Bridgton, 9:39 14. Ella Ferenc, 7, Weare, NH, 9:42 15. Grace Cannella, 10, Montpelier, VT, 9:59 16. Kellen Lawler, 7, Waterford, 11:07

17. Ryder Laperle, 7, Waterford, 11:09 18. Margo Cannella, 8, Montpelier, VT, 11:30 19. Arielle Becker, 4, Brooklyn, MA, 11:32 20. Jackson Curran, 10, Gorham, 12:51 21. Thomas Yancey, 4, Hebron, 13:07 22. Eddie Girzone, 3, Waterford, 14:32 23. Bryn Yancey, 3, Hebron, 18:28 24. Adeline Cannella, 10, Montpelier, VT, 18:30

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(Continued from Page 5C) The boys did score as a team, finishing in fifth place with 115 points. The race of the day belonged to Lucian Bassett as he took over four minutes off his time from last week, coming home in 18:19, good for 39th place. “I have been waiting for this young man to break out and boy did he,” Coach McDonald said. “With two meets left this season, it will be very exciting to see how Lucian finishes up.” Just ahead of Lucian were Ethan Kutella and Gabe Lunt. Gabe was running in only his second meet and is finding his way. “A very hard worker in practice and the results are starting to show,” the coach noted. “Ethan has been on a tear with three meets under 17 minutes and one under 16 minutes. If these underclass athletes stick with it, the team’s future is very bright.” Following were Josiah Suitter in 49th, Aiden Douglas in 50th and Jason Garneau in 52nd. Up next: LRMS travels to Poland for their last regular season meet.

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Opinion & Comment

October 11, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 1D

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

Coming not to bury Caesar

Maine’s Senator Collins is being given praise — or blame if you sit on the benches over there — for casting the decisive vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a justice of the Supreme Court. I listened to snatches of her 45-minute speech explaining her vote. It was clear and persuasive (if you were so inclined to start with). It was also a text that might have been written by a super talented congressional staffer, which, after all, is how Sen. Collins got her main start on her career path. The next step for her — upward or downward — will come in a couple of years: Will Justice Kavanaugh meet the senator’s expectations or hopes, or will he turn out to be the deeply (that is, fanatically) committed conservative who will scare many moderate Republicans of Sen. Collins’ breed. In a couple of years, let us note, what Justice Kavanaugh thinks and how he might vote may not be that important to Sen. Collins. She will have been making the journey from Maine to Washington (and return) since 1997 and may well prefer to seek a final act as university president, governor, or some other more restful but honor-laden employment. Still, if Justice Kavanaugh does disappoint his present backers it could be bitter and troubling to moderate Mainers who count on independent-thinking Republicans to keep the party on a centrist course. The big question, of course, is Roe v. Wade — will abortions lose the protection of CAESAR, Page 6D

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — White Mountain Musical Arts is pleased to present the return performance of Bold Riley on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 2521 White Mountain Hwy. (Route 16/302) in North Conway, N.H. Admission is a suggested donation of $15. For more information visit www. or (pictured: John Gunn, Julia Edwards, Michael Hayashida, Dennis Boyd Jr., and Erin Simpson)

Constitutional body slam

“The Constitution and Sovereignty” is one of my top 10 topics of interest, and it’s a good time to discuss it, in view of the current political turmoil and the impact of the recent Supreme Court nominee. I am not a polymath, but I have read enough, seen enough, been to enough places, and followed enough issues to make a reasonable assessment of the state of our public affairs, and to assert that our founders would be stunned by what is happening to their long-debated, frequently contentious, and carefully considered and devised by Jean Preis Constitution they delivered to the American people in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787. BN Columnist Dee Miller, who gave an informative course on The Federalist Papers as part of the Senior College at Bridgton program, recently referred to John Madison’s concern about “factions” that would disrupt the political process (The Bridgton News, “With such disregard,” Oct. 4, 2018, Page 1D). Country singer Charlie Daniels is quoted in the same One morning last week, on a glorious fall day with issue lamenting the lack of “Morality and decency and carcrisp air and the beginnings of colorful foliage, we went on a bird walk in a farm field. In the trees and shrubs along the edge of the field we found a flock of WhiteThroated Sparrows, easy to identify because of their white throats. Chickadees called out Chickadee-dee-dee, Tufted Titmice scolded harshly, and Eastern Phoebes wagged their tails. There were warblers and vireos, too, in muted by Jen Deraspe fall plumage that presented more of a challenge. At first, I love that we inhale the breath of trees and the trees they all appeared to be about the same size, with brown or soft green on their backs, and gray, yellow or white in inhale ours. It’s a fill circle of give and take. I also love how various places. When a bird sat still long enough for us many trees we get to be surrounded by in this beautiful place to get a good look at it, our group leader pointed out field on planet earth. How fortunate we are. The pallet of colors we see now are actually there all marks such as a white eye ring, or a line over the eye, and gradually we began to sort out Tennessee, Nashville, and year, just beneath the surface. Sunlight helps fuel plant cells Palm Warblers, as well as Blue-Headed and Philadelphia containing chlorophyll, which gives leaves their vivid green Vireos. A confusion of little brown birds turned out to be color while working to turn light into energy. When sunlight diminishes in autumn, chlorophyll breaks down and allows Song, Lincoln’s, or Swamp Sparrows. Although some birds present serious identification the plant’s hidden red, yellow, and orange hues to shine. According to the Maine Forest Service, the general guidechallenges, there are plenty of others to watch that are easier to identify, even without binoculars or a field guide. line to autumn tree coloration is as follows: Yellows: tamarack, green ash, black ash, basswood, One that we have been seeing around here is about a foot long, richly-colored with brown barring on the back and beech, birch, butternut, elm, boxelder, mountain maple, sila heavily-spotted breast. When it flies away it shows ver maple, striped maple, sugar maple, mountain-ash, poplar, a conspicuous white rump, allowing anyone who sees serviceberry, willow and witch-hazel Red/scarlet: hornbeam, red maple, mountain maple, sugar it to call out confidently, “There goes a Flicker!” The Northern Flicker is a woodpecker, slightly larger than maple, black oak, red oak, scarlet oak, white oak, sumac and tupelo ID, Page 6D

Bird Watch

Bird identification

On My Corner by Bob Casimiro Contributing Writer ing about other people, that’s how we started out. It’s what they wrote about in The Federalist Papers.” Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate majority leader, also talked about the level of discourse, and made a reference to Federalist 78 in the aftermath of the vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice. I have three books in my library that give the details of the Constitutional Convention debates in Philadelphia in that summer of 1787: JUDICIARY, Page 6D

With the leaving of the leaves

our state — the perfect landscape to bring a business. I am an owner and the COO of Woodlands Senior Living, and I believe our organization has the potential to thrive in Bridgton and bring economic growth to the region. Woodlands Senior Living is a Maine-based, familyowned organization that has been growing and serving To The Editor: Bridgton is a gem of a the needs of Maine seniors Maine town. It is centrally since 1980. We serve about located in a thriving area of 520 residents and employ


Attracting businesses to Bridgton

No political Letters to the Editor will be accepted after October 25, 2018. 320 staff members throughout the state. From my experience with our existing eight locations (Brewer, Cape Elizabeth, Hallowell (2), Lewiston, Rockland, Waterville and Farmington)

PUMPKIN SALES TO BENEFIT CANCER FIGHT — You too can walk along with Molly Hill and her family on Sunday, Oct. 21 for Strides Against Breast Cancer in Laconia, N.H. Molly and her husband, Barry, a third-generation potato farmer, grew pumpkins and painted them pink at Hill Farm on Harbor Road in North Fryeburg. You can buy pumpkins knowing the money Molly makes will be given to fight breast cancer.

senior living communities are most in-demand and thus successful in Maine’s smaller, mid-market regions. It’s where we want to operate, and it’s why we want to operate in Bridgton. As we explored locations to develop a new, independent apartment, assisted living and specialized memory care campus in Bridgton, we ran into one major issue: lack of sewage. Woodlands Senior Living in Bridgton would be a full residential development serving over 150 seniors and creating at least 80 new full-time jobs. We will have high-volume laundry, dishwashers, showers and toilets — without access to sewage lines, the options for our 80,000-square-foot buildings are not ideal. We cannot successfully move forward without a working wastewater system. We’ve decided to hold on this potential multimilliondollar project until wastewater system improvement plans are in the works. I imagine that Bridgton will have a difficult time recruiting new businesses without an improved wastewater system. This is the perfect time to invest in the

Earth Notes

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Orange: sugar maple Browns: black oak, beech Purple: white ash We get to have this colorful canopy of oxygen-giving trees for about half the year. From tiny, colorful buds readying for a new season to this time of giving way, we are surrounded by their shades and colors, sounds, and movements. LEAVES, Page 6D town and make the right decision on Question 1. We could develop this property in a nearby town, capturing the same demographic, but we are hoping to move forward in Bridgton and contribute to and grow alongside this special community. Matthew Walters Owner, Chief Operating Officer Woodlands Senior Living Waterville

Problems underfoot

To The Editor: Bridgton is blessed to have a diverse population of citizens of all ages, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds. This unique demographic plays a huge role in my life — professionally and personally. We founded a charitable organization, The HeartGlow Center, on lower Main Street to assist families with special needs. My own daughter, Raegan, is profoundly disabled, requiring significant assistance navigating life. Bridgton has lakes, skiing, a beautiful library, museums, restaurants and fabulous businesses to visit. However, our current road and sidewalk situation does not reflect the quality of life we are so proud to have here in our community. Walk or drive along Main Street,

you’ll see: potholes, crumbling sidewalks and neglect. We all know the discomfort of hitting a pothole in a vehicle; now imagine how dangerous it is if you were in a wheelchair, or blind, or use a cane. We must address these issues now and not wait until a serious injury occurs. This is more than fixing aesthetics for seasonal tourists. It is supporting the wellbeing and livelihood of our year-round residents. Bridgton citizens rely on safe sidewalks to get to the grocery store, the post office, the bank and to work. Businesses cannot flourish if it’s dangerous for customers to get to their doors. It is our responsibility as Bridgton voters to invest in ourselves. We have been given the opportunity, and the gift of $500,000 in federal grants, to address the streetscape issues in Questions 5 and 6. While addressing the wastewater system, it only makes sense — and saves us money — to fix Main Street at the same time. My family has lived in Bridgton for 16 years — and we love calling Bridgton home. Let’s keep our town safe and accessible, so we can all continue to love Bridgton for generations to come. Dr. Deb Snyder, PhD Founding Director HeartGlow Center Bridgton LETTERS, Page 2D

Page 2D, The Bridgton News, October 11, 2018 won’t even ask you to pay for the damage to the wall this time. Parents — if you see this vinyl poster suddenly appear in your child’s (Continued from Page 1D) room or know of someone who has it, please return it or let us know. We don’t want to involve the police, but we will. And next time you are visiting the Magic Lantern and see someone To The Editor: stealing something, please Dear Patrons, speak up. In the past, the family Thank you, of the Magic Lantern chose The Magic Lantern to ignore thefts of bottles Family of hand lotion, condiments, signs, posters, and even valuable memorabilia; all part of doing business and we don’t want a few to ruin it for all. To that end, To The Editor: we focused our security Over the Sweden hills cameras a bit paying more and into the Lovell dales attention to the back halls. I drive in solitude, but for We are now asking the Leonard Cohen’s voice. two that took the Captain There is a car to the side, America vinyl poster off stopped. Stalled? Ditched? the wall to return it. We


Letters Captain America theft

Angel in hot pink


Public Notice


All baskets, pots, flowers, wreaths, and other temporary grave decorations must be removed from all Bridgton townmaintained cemeteries by Monday, October 15, 2018. Thank you, Jim Kidder, Public Works Director


Public Notice

The Harrison Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Office regarding applications submitted by John Campbell, d/b/a Sports Cars, on Edes Falls Road, Harrison, Tax Map 3, Lot 12-3. Also, Derek Boutilier, Harrison Auto Salvage, on 60 Springhouse Road, Harrison, Tax Map 53, Lot 3E-2. 2T40

All interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

Betty Hayes, individual winner of Septemberfest pie contest. The driver, dressed in hot pink and female, is outside with no grand view to enjoy at this spot. Why is she there? Does she need help? It is daylight and warm; let her be in her solitude on this undulating rural road. Three hours and 20 miles later, I am back in my car, now stinky from my trash that I am taking to the dump. On a different stretch of road, I drive in solitude, then see a car stopped on the side, its back end open. The same female in hot pink is throwing into her car a bulging trash bag onto the pile of several others: ah ha, roadside litter. She too is on her way to the dump. Bless her. Dell Foss Sweden

Ham Septemberfest

To The Editor: Thank you to all that came out and supported the Septemberfest hosted by BRAG at the Anna and Kendall Ham Complex on Sept. 22. Many thanks especially to all the vendors and crafters that participated including Tux Burke, Beth’s Kitchen Cafe, Annette’s Country Skillet Diner, Good Life Market, Kindred Bakery, Cole Farms, Posy Gillispee, Jackie Morgan, Eunice Long, Betty Hayes, Raymond Dingley, Five Fields Farm, Village Donut Shop, Barry Jordan, Chipman’s Farm Stand,



On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., the Casco Open Space Commission would like to invite all interested persons to a walk at the town-owned property on the State Park Road with the Open Space Commission members. The property is located on the State Park Road, approximately three-quarters of a mile from the junction with Rte. 302 on the South side of the road. Parking is roadside. 2T40



The Harrison Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Town Office located at 20 Front Street.


The public hearing will be on the General Assistance Ordinance Appendices A-D. The appendices adjust the maximum amounts to qualify for general assistance.

Public Notice


The Lovell Appeals Board will meet on October 19, 2018, at the Town Office, at 7:00 p.m., to hear the case of David and Gail Johnson. The Johnsons are asking relief from a decision of the Lovell Planning Board. The Planning Board has denied their application for a Conditional Use Permit to construct an addition to their cottage at 301 Vinton Road based on its proximity to the Kezar Lake High Water Line. Michael Burke, Appeals Board Chair


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SNOW REMOVAL Community Concepts, Inc., is accepting proposals for snow removal services for three locations: 399 Main St. in Fryeburg, 16 – 24 Cobb St. in Fryeburg, and 20 – 26 McDonald Court in Brownfield, Maine. The proposal is to be a flat rate price for plowing, shoveling, and sanding for the contract year. The winning contractor will be required to provide proof of Contractors General Liability insurance before being awarded the contract. You may bid on one or all three. Please call John Fitzmorris at Community Concepts, Inc., at 207-333-6411 for specifications, additional information, and/or to view the sites. Proposals are due in our Lewiston office by mail at 240 Bates St., Lewiston, ME 04240, or fax to (207) 3336543 by 4:30 p.m., on October 26, 2018. 2T40


Public Hearing Casco Community Center Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2018 General Assistance Ordinance and 2018 Appendices A–F

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Casco will meet on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing on and enacting the Maine Municipal Association August 2018 General Assistance Ordinance and 2018 Appendices A–F. 2T40


ANNUAL WORKSHOP FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Maine School Administrative District No. 72 is hosting an annual workshop for substitute teachers. It is mandatory that you attend one workshop if you wish to substitute in M.S.A.D. No. 72. Please note that a State of Maine Criminal History Record Check ($70 fingerprinting/processing fee paid by applicant) is a criterion for substituting. We will discuss classroom management, instructional issues, general expectations of substitutes, confidentiality, important health issues, and Restraint & Seclusion Rules in Maine. Global Harmonization System, Sexual Harassment, and Suicide Prevention trainings will be provided at the meeting, which is mandatory for employment as a substitute. New hiring paperwork will be available. Please contact Holly Foster at the Superintendent’s Office, (207) 935-2600 ext. 1412, confirming your attendance. Thank you for your interest in our schools. 1T41 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT



By virtue of a Stipulated Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated June 5, 2018, and entered in the Maine District Court, District Nine, Division of Northern Cumberland at Bridgton, Civil Action, Docket No. BRIDC-RE-2018019, in an action brought by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, f/k/a the FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, Plaintiff, against MARY FRASER, Defendant, for the foreclosure of a Mortgage Deed dated February 14, 2008, and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 25824, Page 086, the one hundred twenty (120) day redemption period agreed to by the parties having expired without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at the offices of the USDA, Rural Development, 306 U. S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine on November 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deed and being situate at 1354 Poland Springs Road in Casco, Maine. The property shall be sold to the highest bidder at the sale. Ten Percent (10%) of the purchase price will be required to be paid, in cash or by certified check payable to Rural Housing Service, at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the sale. Failure to pay the balance due within thirty (30) days following the sale shall be deemed a forfeiture of the successful bidder’s deposit. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. The above property is being sold “as is” and will be conveyed by Release Deed without any warranty as to the condition, size or location of the property or the state of title to the property. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The property will be sold subject to utility easements and rights-of-way of record and utility easements and rights-of-way that are visible on the face of the earth. The property will be sold subject to real estate taxes assessed by and due and payable to the Town of Casco. Further information regarding the terms and conditions of the sale of this property may be obtained by contacting the offices of Broderick & Broderick, P.A., at (207) 794-6557. Dated: October 5, 2018

Dated: October 5, 2018



/s/ Richard H. Broderick Jr., Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff


Hayes True Value, Ann Burns, Sue Farrington, and all the BRAG members and volunteers. Please stay tuned for upcoming events! Lyn Carter, fundraiser chairperson, BRAG Casco

Skills for the future

To The Editor: I recently met Tony Lorrain and I believe Tony is the right person to continue the progress Maine has made in the last few years. Maine’s economic future is looking brighter and I believe Mr. Lorrain’s enthusiasm for expanding vocational education will help to continue the economic expansion. Vocational education and internships will provide employers with the skilled labor that will help drive Maine’s future. If we can provide the skilled labor force, employers will be looking to Maine for the labor force, as well as quality of living. As a retired staff member of the local vocational center, I know firsthand how important vocational education is to a lot of students in high school. As a state representative (House District 69), Tony Lorrain can be a leader to increasing vocational education in the state of Maine. Robert Kobell Bridgton


To The Editor: “Independent” — a word implying honor and courage, harking back to our struggle for self-determination to become the great

/s/ Richard H. Broderick Jr., Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff

nation we now are, yet so dishonestly used in politics these days. The implication that ‘Independent’ is neither Democrat nor Republican but someone who can go either or neither way in doing the nation’s business. However, when does an Independent lawmaker vote independently on important votes? Not Senator Bernie Sanders. Not Senator Angus King. It’s time to call them what they are — dishonest Democrats and time to elect an honest Republican, Erik Brakey, as our Senator. Alice Darlington South Casco

Vote Lorrain

To The Editor: If you are a moderate or an independent, your vote should not be for Walter Riseman. I have known Walter Riseman for 35-plus years, and I should say I have always liked Walter; he’s a nice fellow. He had a store across the street from my store. We were in the Harrison Business and Professional Association together, as well as being neighbors. But, Walter has always been a “liberal Democrat,” not an Independent. I have never agreed with him on political policies. He is a “liberal Democrat” who has already said he will caucus with the Democrats. He was advertising his candidacy with the Democrats at the Fryeburg Fair. He will work to undo the achievements of the LePage administration. Tony Lorrain, running to replace Phyllis Ginzler as LETTERS, Page 3D


AGENDA Casco Zoning Board of Appeals October 15, 2018 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.

Monday, October 15, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Molly Ockett School Library, Fryeburg

By virtue of a Stipulated Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated August 28, 2018, and entered in the Maine District Court, District Nine, Division of Northern Cumberland at Bridgton, Civil Action, Docket No. BRIDC-RE-2018038, in an action brought by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, f/k/a the FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, Plaintiff, against DANYEL L. TARDY a/k/a DANYEL PAO, Defendant, and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. (MERS) as Nominee for HOME LOAN CENTER INC. dba LENDING TREE LOANS and HOME LOAN CENTER INC. dba LENDINGTREE LOANS and GE MONEY BANK n/k/a SYNCHRONY BANK and CITIBANK N.A., Parties in Interest, for the foreclosure of a Mortgage Deed dated October 26, 2004, and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 21936, Page 273, the statutory ninety (90) day redemption period having been waived, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at the offices of the USDA, Rural Development, 306 U. S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine, on November 15, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deed and being situate at 14 Milt Brown Road in Standish, Maine. The property shall be sold to the highest bidder at the sale. Ten Percent (10%) of the purchase price will be required to be paid, in cash or by certified check payable to Rural Housing Service, at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the sale. Failure to pay the balance due within thirty (30) days following the sale shall be deemed a forfeiture of the successful bidder’s deposit. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. The above property is being sold “as is” and will be conveyed by Release Deed without any warranty as to the condition, size or location of the property or the state of title to the property. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The property will be sold subject to utility easements and rights-of-way of record and utility easements and rights-of-way that are visible on the face of the earth. The property will be sold subject to real estate taxes assessed by and due and payable to the Town of Standish. Further information regarding the terms and conditions of the sale of 3T41 this property may be obtained by contacting the offices of Broderick & Broderick, P.A., at (207) 794-6557.


Eunice Long, business winner at Septemberfest.

1. Approve Minutes of September 17th, 2018. 2. Request for Reconsideration of Colleen Demirs’s, Trustee of Lake Shore Realty Trust application for an Administrative Appeal regarding the issuance of a Permit to allow cutting/removal of trees in the Shoreland Zone. The Tomasino property is known as Map 23, Lot 17, commonly known as 9 Kane Holmes Lane. The permit issued by the CEO for cutting/ removal of trees is on neighboring property known as Map 23, Lot 16, commonly known as 12 Kane Holmes Lane. Both parcels are located in an LRR Zone. 3. Colleen Demirs, Trustee of Lake Shore Realty Trust has filed an application for an Administrative Appeal regarding e-mail from Alex Sirois, Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Casco dated August 1, 2018. The e-mail is in regard to property in a Shoreland Zone (LRR District). 2T40 4. Other.


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Opinions (Continued from Page 2D) our State Representative in District 69, is a blue collar worker and an entrepreneur. He will work hard to continue to promote economic growth and follow a common sense agenda. A vote for Tony Lorrain is a vote for prosperity in Maine. Harry W. Hepburn III Harrison

Voters in HD #69

To The Editor: Don’t lose this chance to elect an Independent who will work to represent all of the citizens of our District.

ple like Walter Riseman, a gentleman, committed to his district constitutes, addressing the many problems of today’s complex issues, and dedicated to solutions that help the community rather than helping “Party.” Voters: here is a wonderful chance to improve upon the quality and direction of our House Representative who will work for US. Fritz von Ulmer Denmark

Listens and responds

To The Editor: As election day approaches, I encourage everyone to get out and vote for their candidate of choice. Election is a very important process and



The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the Municipal Building located at 3 Chase Street, in Bridgton, to hear public comment on the following questions that will be presented to the voters via referendum ballot on November 6, 2018: Question 1. Shall an Ordinance entitled “Town of Bridgton Retail Medical Marijuana Caregiver Storefront Ordinance” be enacted? Question 2. Shall an Ordinance entitled “Town of Bridgton Sign Ordinance” be enacted? Question 3. Shall an Ordinance entitled “Town of Bridgton Fire Protection and Life Safety Ordinance” be enacted? Question 4. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to expand the Town’s wastewater system in order to increase capacity, improve water quality, and promote economic growth (the “Project”), with a Project cost not to exceed $22,880,000; to fund the Project through a combination of state and federal grants and general obligation bonds or notes; and to issue general obligation bonds or notes in the name of the Town in a principal amount not to exceed $13,528,000 for such portion of the Project cost that is not grant funded. Treasurer’s Financial Statement 30-A M.R.S.A. § 5772(2-A) 1. Explanation of Funding: The Project engineer has estimated that at least $9,352,000 of the Project costs will be funded by state and federal grants through loan/grant agreements with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office, which grant funding will be conditioned on the Town’s issuance of general obligation bonds or notes for up to $13,528,000 of the Project costs. After the Project is completed, the Board of Selectmen will levy sewer assessments, fees, and service charges on users of the wastewater system (“User Charges”) in accordance with the Town of Bridgton Sewer Ordinance to defray the costs of the Project. Although the Project bonds will be issued as general obligations, the Project engineer has estimated that the application of User Charges will reduce the tax assessment for repayment of the Project bonds to an estimated $4,000,000 of bond principal plus interest. 2. A. B. C.

Total Town Indebtedness: Bonds outstanding and unpaid Bonds authorized and unissued Bonds to be issued if this article is approved TOTAL:

$ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 13,528,000.00 $ 13,528,000.00

3. Estimated Costs: At an estimated interest rate of 3.41%, the estimated costs of the bonds to be issued over a term of 30 years will be: Principal: Interest: Total Debt Service To Be Paid At Maturity:

$ 13,528,000.00 $ 9,122,720.00 $ 22,650,720.00

4. Validity: The validity of the bonds and the voters’ ratification of the bonds may not be affected by any errors in the above estimates. If the actual amount for the total debt service of the bond issue varies from the estimate, the ratification by the electors is nevertheless conclusive and the validity of the bond issue is not affected by reason of the variance. ______________________________ Robert A. Peabody, Treasurer Town of Bridgton The Board of Selectmen recommends a “YES” vote. Question 5. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to issue general obligation bonds or notes in the name of the Town in a principal outstanding amount not to exceed $2,936,320.00 for the purpose of renovating and improving the upper portion of Main Street from Pondicherry Square to the Monument (including reconstructing failing and non-ADA compliant sidewalks, installing energy efficient lighting, installing traffic safety measures, and providing an appealing streetscape). 30-A M.R.S.A. § 5772(2-A) : A. Bonds outstanding and unpaid B. Bonds authorized and unissued C. Bonds to be issued if this article is approved TOTAL:

$ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 2,936,320.00 $ 2,936,320.00

: At an estimated interest rate of 3.30%, the estimated costs of the bonds to be issued over a term of 20 years will be: Principal: Interest: Total Debt Service To Be Paid At Maturity:

$ 2,936,320.00 $ 1,198,679.21 $ 4,134,999.21

: The validity of the bonds and the voters’ ratification of the bonds may not be affected by any errors in the above estimates. If the actual amount for the total debt service of the bond issue varies from the estimate, the ratification by the electors is nevertheless conclusive and the validity of the bond issue is not affected by reason of the variance. ______________________________ Robert A. Peabody, Treasurer Town of Bridgton The Board of Selectmen recommends a “YES” vote. Question 6. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to issue general obligation bonds or notes in the name of the Town to a local bank or to the Maine Municipal Bond Bank in a principal outstanding amount not to exceed $1,355,000 for the purpose of reconstructing, renovating, and improving the lower portion of Main Street from Pondicherry Square to Cross Street (including reconstructing failing and nonADA compliant sidewalks, installing energy efficient lighting, installing traffic safety measures, and providing an appealing streetscape). 30-A M.R.S.A. § 5772(2-A) : A. Bonds outstanding and unpaid B. Bonds authorized and unissued C. Bonds to be issued if this article is approved TOTAL:

$ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 1,355,000.00 $ 1,355,000.00

: At an estimated interest rate of 3.30%, the estimated costs of the bonds to be issued over a term of 20 years will be: Principal: $ 1,355,000.00 Interest: $ 553,145.61 Total Debt Service To Be Paid At Maturity: $ 1,908,145.61

The Board of Selectmen recommends a “YES” vote.

In full bloom

To The Editor: When Jessica Fay opened her retail flower shop, I’d purchase a few flowers. We’d chat, and she’d arrange the greens and flowers into a small bouquet as she wrapped them. I’d ask for long-lasting flowers. She’d remember and educate me on new flowers. I saw a kind person with grace. She was like a green shoot in the spring. Sometimes we’d talk about community happenings and local situations of concern. I didn’t want to take all her time, but she’d say, “No, I’m interested,” and we’d finish our conversation. The shoot was becoming a stem. Jess offered some flower arranging classes with various local libraries. Each library could keep proceeds from these classes as their fundraisers. We took away something beautiful. She showed her genuine interest in creating with a few flowers and in what was said about how our library was fairing. I saw some color at the top of that stem. The time arrived when she told me about her long interest in political affairs and her family who was involved in politics. This was not an idle idea; she was definitely interested in people’s needs. She listened, she heard, she knew how to achieve the goals. That color was taking the shape of a bud. Jessica Fay went for state representative and was voted into the house. The flower was blooming. She worked with both parties, Democrat and Republican. Goals were achieved. Bills that she presented were passed. Other bills were passed with her input and cooperation. She is in full bloom and fragrant. Vote for Jess in November. Rev. Joanne E. Painter Casco

Foster for Maine

To The Editor: I support Greg Foster for the open House seat in District 66. Given the vitriolic political climate today, we need Greg Foster, a man who understands and loves the deep traditions of Maine, which both buoy and anchor our unique way of life. As a licensed forester for over 37 years, Greg knows the land, its waterways, and its forests. He has served the Town of Raymond untiringly and faithfully for 30 years. Being a small business owner, Greg believes that government should not be

interfering with wage regulations. He believes that free enterprise is the best vehicle to lift people out of poverty by creating jobs!! We need to keep our young people in our state. We need businesses for good jobs, not to fund more liberal welfare programs through higher taxes. As a father, Greg understands the importance of family and raising your own children. Policies that strip parents of their ability to raise, nurture, and teach their children what they choose should be revoked. The opioid crisis is not simply a crisis in treating addiction, but in creating policies where drug dealers are caught, prosecuted, and punished for their crimes. Laws supporting gateway drugs should also be shut down. The lives and health of our children are at stake. Greg supports the Constitution of our great republic, and we are a republic not a democracy. The Constitution is the rule of law. Rank Choice Voting is unconstitutional and Greg will vote to overturn it. He will vote to change the referendum process. The Portland/Lewiston liberals using out-of-state monies should not be allowed to dictate to the people of Maine their socialist dreams. George Sorros is not a Mainer and his liberal ideals are not ours. The process needs to include signatures from every county in the state. Greg knows we have a legislative process for taxation. It is not for out-ofstate monies to levy taxes on any specific group of people through our referendum process. Medicaid expansion NO. Higher taxes on those who make over $127,000. NO. People can spend their own money better than the government. Vote for Greg Foster (District 66). I will. Elaine J. Heuiser Casco

Solid track record

To The Editor: Please reflect on the past to realize how far we have come. Since 2011, a determined Republican team in Augusta made tough decisions and the results are impressive. Thousands of Mainers are back to work, our wages have risen, and our income tax rates have been reduced. The state paid its hospitals $750 million in longoverdue debt and also renegotiated the state’s liquor contract. Maine is the envy of other states, with enough money in the bank to cover our bills without short term borrowing. Republicans virtually eliminated the one billion dollar budget deficit that Gov. LePage inherited from former Governors Angus King and John Baldacci. State baseline funding for public education increased by more than $240 million. After languishing for years on wait lists, hundreds of disabled “Priority 1” Mainers are finally receiving their Medicaid services. Responsible budgeting helped replenish the state’s Rainy Day Fund and stabilize our state’s pension system. With more work to do, the upcoming election is very important. Voters will determine if Maine will continue to move forward, or slide back into an Angus King and Baldacci era economy with high taxes, big debts, and high unemployment. That is why, on Nov. 6, I encourage you to join me in voting for our Republican team: Shawn Moody for Governor and Rich Cebra for State Representative. Nancy Vose, Chairman, Naples Republican Party Naples

To The Editor: Anne Gass is running as an Independent candidate for House District 67 (Gray, Frye Island, and parts of Casco and Raymond.) She is a uniquely qualified candidate, a hands-on worker, and someone who is fully committed and able to meet difficult challenges and to craft meaningful solutions. In straightforward terms, Anne is uniquely talented, as evidenced by her own successful career as a writer, a development professional and in countless ways, a supporter of her community. She has an extraordinary grasp of economic issues and she “gets it” when citizens share the everyday challenges they are facing. I am sure you have seen Anne during this campaign, visiting homes and attending events, meeting district residents face-to-face, door by door, answering their questions knowledgeably and thoughtfully. We do not always have the benefit of such a fine and talented candidate like Anne Gass, but we do this year and I hope you will not let this opportunity pass us by. If Anne Gass is elected to serve District 67 in the Maine House we can be assured of dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed representation that reflects the values, priorities, and needs of her constituents. I enthusiastically endorse Anne and I hope you will vote for her on November 6th. Bonnie Titcomb Lewis Raymond

Get out and vote!

To The Editor: Being an engaged citizen is an essential part of our American democracy. At the same time, every voter needs to know that they are being heard and that their vote counts. I am working hard to make that happen. As part of my Independent candidacy I continue to encourage increased citizen participation in the political process. To that end I have been conducting a community survey of 20 important issues in our region. I asked each person to pick only five of the twenty and rank them by importance. I believe this rather unusual method of campaigning will help me focus on issues that are the most important. I have found the interim results very helpful in getting a pulse on community opinion. Once I have the results, I am pledging to work extensively over the next two years to address them and work towards finding solutions. You can look forward to seeing the results of the survey to be published in a few weeks. On another level, we need to make sure that that we protect the safeguards of our political system that are in place and serve to protect the peoples’ engagement. Too often these days attempts are being made by powerful and money-driven influences to weaken important civic processes. As a relatively small state, we are fortunate to be able to have meaningful “safety nets” to LETTERS, Page 4D

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: The validity of the bonds and the voters’ ratification of the bonds may not be affected by any errors in the above estimates. If the actual amount for the total debt service of the bond issue varies from the estimate, the ratification by the electors is nevertheless conclusive and the validity of the bond issue is not affected by reason of the variance. ______________________________ Robert A. Peabody, Treasurer Town of Bridgton

your vote matters. Before you form your opinion and decision I hope you put the time into researching the candidates and know who you are voting for. I am in support of Representative Nathan Wadsworth. Among many other accomplishments to his credit since he has been District 70 representative, he sponsored a bill to make the first Saturday in May the Maine Community Litter Cleanup Day, in honor of Valley Pride Day. This bill was very important to me and Representative Wadsworth was more than happy to sponsor it and see it through to completion. The bill passed in 2017 with overwhelming bipartisan support. Representative Wadsworth has served the towns in district 70 well over the last several years. He is a seasoned voice for our district and continues to be open minded, fair, and present. He listens and responds and I look forward to another term with him as our representative. Donna Woodward Fryeburg



Walter Riseman is “committed to our community.” As he has traveled through Bridgton, Denmark, and Harrison, Walter has made a huge effort to survey the voters in each town, trying to determine their priorities and concerns. He has stated that it is his responsibility to represent his constitutes, to work towards resolving issues, and not to further political “agendas.” If elected, Walter brings decades of experience to the position of representing our towns in the Maine House. He has been a successful business man, a committed CFO of a community nonprofit, a SCORE advisor to small businesses, and much more. In Maine government we need many more peo-

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Roger W. Hanson

Agnes M. Lahti

SEBAGO — David R. “Hutch” Hutchins, 63, died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. He was born in Portland on Feb. 3, 1955, the son of Lionel and Beverly (Davis) Hutchins. He attended Lake Region High School, graduating in 1973. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy serving four tours from 1973 to his honorable discharge in 1976. He was a master meat cutter by trade and worked for Shaw’s Supermarkets for several years before opening his own business, D and L Variety, with his wife Lisa in Sebago. He later opened a second business, Dave Hutchins and Daughters Meat Market, where he also processed many deer with the help of Scott Douglas, who was like a son to him. David was an avid hunter and rifle enthusiast. Opening day of hunting season was like Christmas morning to him. He was proud to be passing down his hunting traditions to his grandson Gabe and his friend Matthew. He communicated his love of hunting and the outdoors through his weekly articles in the Lake Region Weekly. He loved to cook for the masses. Whether it be Sunday family dinners or cooking for the senior luncheons at the Church of the Nazarene. He also delivered meals to many house-bound members of the community. He enjoyed making his famous breakfast sandwiches for the neighbors on Christmas morning. Dave enjoyed hosting “Freaky Fridays” at his camp on the Northwest River. Many stories were told with friends around the campfire. Dave was a devoted husband and father to his wife Lisa and daughters, Heather, Nicole and Ashley. He was predeceased by his father, Lionel; his mother, Beverly; two brothers, Dennis and Raymond; an infant daughter, Heidi Lee; and a grandson. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lisa Hutchins; three daughters, Heather Durgin of Gorham, Nicole Shrier of Denmark and Ashley Holland of Baldwin; his sister, Annette Stevens of Gorham; his aunt; three grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial visiting hours will be on Friday, Oct. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Poitras, Neal and York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. Burial with Naval Military Honors will be on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. at the New Sebago Cemetery on Hancock Pond Road in Sebago. A celebration of life will follow at 10 a.m. at the Old Sebago Town Hall on Route 107. Online condolence messages can be submitted at

WINDHAM — Roger W. Hanson, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Ledgewood Manor. He was born March 11, 1933 in Bath, a son of Russell and Edith (MaComber) Hanson. Roger grew up in Gorham and attended local schools. Following school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Roger enjoyed careers at both Dixon Brothers and Don Rich Heating. He was a loyal member of the Little Falls Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing and woodworking. In addition to his parents, Roger was predeceased by his first wife, Jean (Durant) Hanson; second wife, Mary McKague; brother, Lloyd Hanson; and sister, Barbara Foley. He is survived by his children, David Hanson of Poland Springs, Andrew Hanson of Raymond and Karen Benson of Gorham; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Shawn McKague of Standish and Kevin McKague of Buxton; and three step-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Windham Chapel of Dolby, Blais & Segee, 434 River Road, Windham. Burial followed at Hillside Cemetery, Gorham. To express condolences or to participate in Roger’s online tribute please visit

WATERFORD — Agnes Marie Bancroft Lahti passed on peacefully Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. She would have celebrated her 102nd birthday on Nov. 12 and was the oldest living member of her sixth generation Waterford family. Agnes was born in Waterford on Nov. 12, 1916, the daughter of the late Gladys Billings Bancroft and Guy “Moxie” Bancroft, both of Waterford. In 1936, Agnes married Arne W. Lahti, who predeceased her in 1966. She was Waterford’s oldest citizen and has been the holder of the town’s Boston Cane for several years. She will be long remembered as one of the most beloved residents of Waterford, where she lived and enjoyed her extensive family, many friends and wonderful longtime neighbors and especially her home farm. She was passionate about and loved working, for hours every day, in her lovely country-style flower gardens. She was always eager to dig up and share her plants with any admirer that stopped by to visit her gardens. Her door was always open to all visitors from the young to the old, the rich, the poor, and expected or unexpected visitors were welcomed at any time, the coffee pot always on. Agnes was predeceased by her brother-in-law and spouse; her four sisters, Alma Millett of Waterford, Velma Thompson of Wilton, Phyllis Bancroft of Arlington, Va. and a half-sister Thelma Merrill of Norway; her brothers, William “Bill” Bancroft of Albany Township and Guy Bancroft Jr. of Waterford; and two grandsons. Agnes is survived by her four daughters, Linda Blackwell of Hartsville, SC, Patricia Hill of Norway Center for Health and Sweden, and spouse Robert Hill of Sweden, and Janet Truman of Waterford. She is also survived by her adoring six grandchildren; 14 loving great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and favorite nephews and their spouses, plus several grandnieces, nephews and their children. A memorial service will be held in November, time and date to be announced. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. For online condolences and to view the full obituary please go to

Sarah K. Wells SCARBOROUGH — Sarah Katherine Wells of Brownfield, 94, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Sarah, affectionately called Kay by friends and family, was born to Nellie Berry and Augusta Perreault in Jackson, N.H. Years later, she met the love of her life, Lyman Wells, who always kept her laughing, exploring and caring for all others. The couple gave birth to their daughter, Loreen Thibeault, who became their greatest joy. The family’s adventurous spirit took them on camping trips, national park visits, and many explorations. Kay was a loving wife, caring mother, sweet grandmother, and a devoted friend to many. She took much happiness from spending time with friends. Kay was always known as someone people could lean on and would brighten their day. She was also a dedicated member of the Brownfield Historical Society, mostly because Kay loved to socialize and be around people. Her grandchildren remember her as “Nana,” and will always recall early mornings cuddling with her in bed while she told them stories. Kay is survived by her daughter, Loreen; two grandchildren and four nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Nellie and Augusta; brother, Frank Perreault; husband, Lyman. A private service will be held for close friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the American Lung Association, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements are under the care of Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg.

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Chester A. Barker AUBURN — Chester A. Barker, 92, of Otisfield died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at the hospice house. He was born in Waterford on Aug. 29, 1926, the son of Cecil and Eva Crouse Barker. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and had been a woodsman all of his life. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at Stuart’s Corner Cemetery in Harrison. Arrangements are under the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Bruce Merrill BRUNSWICK — Bruce Merrill, 74, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at home with his family at his side. He was born in Bath, Maine, on Oct. 22, 1943, to Dorothy Liljeberg and Irving Merrill. He graduated from Morse High School in 1961, and attended the University of Southern Maine. Bruce enjoyed life to the fullest, loved people and touched the soul of everyone who he met. His hobbies included crafting various items, such as lighthouse table lamps using old power line insulators and spools used in woolen mills, building and restoring outbuildings, and playing basketball with family and coworkers. He was an avid Celtics fan. He enjoyed gardening, cutting firewood, gathering sap for Maple syrup with his grandchildren, and walking in nature, identifying edible plants. The biggest lesson he has shared with his family is that you are never too old to better yourself by learning new things. For many years he also enjoyed activities such as camping, fishing, sailing, weather journaling, bean suppers and the flea market circuit. He worked at The Portland Company and Rigby Machinery, and retired from Howell Labs in Bridgton. He married Jeanne (Vallaincourt) Merrill on Jan. 21, 1967, and lived in Windham for 43 years. Bruce was predeceased by his parents; grandmother; Josephine Nadeau; and Uncle Raymond and Aunt Sylvia Nadeau of Bath. He is survived by his wife Jeanne Merrill; sister, Patricia DeGeorge and her husband Tom DeGeorge of Colorado Springs, Colo..; son, Eric Merrill and his wife Kimberlee, their two children Nathaniel and Adrianna Merrill of Naples; and son Scott Merrill and his fiancé Kate Walsh and her two children Clancy and Owen Walsh of Yarmouth. Later in life Bruce connected with additional biological siblings on his birth father’s side: Peter Ellstrom (predeceased), Bob Ellstrom, Jane Mazzaferro and Susan Gates of Fitchburg, Mass. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Brunswick Hotel, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Brunswick.

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KETTERING, OHIO — Wanda Jo Baumer, 81 of Kettering, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Kettering Medical Center. She was born June 4, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Hannah M. (Rediger) Somers. She was a proud 1955 graduate of Lewisburg High School. In 1958 she graduated from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing and went on to serve as a nurse for over 30 years, working at Kettering Convalescent Center and St. Leonard Healthcare Center. Wanda was a devoted wife to Edward Baumer, who she married in Aug. 1958, and with whom she shared many wonderful adventures. Early in their marriage, they traveled together to Air Force bases in the western U.S., where they started their family. They returned there several summers with their growing family. She became a skilled fisherwoman and enjoyed spending every summer over the last 50 years at their lake house on Hancock Pond in Sebago/Denmark, Maine, where they enjoyed traveling around the region. She enjoyed spending winters in North Fort Meyers, Fla., where she and her husband spent 13 of their retirement winters. Wanda was a kind person, loving sister, and good friend, maintaining many, strong lifelong relationships. Wanda is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Baumer; her sons Michael (Julie) Baumer of Bellbrook, Ohio; Matthew (Jeannine Brown) Baumer of Durham, N.H.; and Scott Baumer of Kettering Ohio; sister Dixie Northern of Indianapolis, Ind.; her three grandchildren, Christopher Baumer in Dayton, Ohio; Nicole Baumer in Moraine, Ohio; Benjamin Brown of Lowell, Mass.; and special “grandson” Zechariah Hoeft of SebagoDenmark, Maine. She was preceded in death by her sister Patricia (Gene) Kreitzer of Eaton, Ohio. Wanda donated her body to Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program to aid in the advancement and study of medicine. A Celebration of Life and Mass was held on Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo, at 4500 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering Ohio 45429. Friends were invited to call from 9 –10 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Good Samaritan College of Nursing Alumni Association” in care of Alice Rogers, 4601 Dartford Rd., Englewood, OH 45322. The family would like to thank Kettering Medical Center ICU, Dr. Ahmed and nurses Erika, Leah, and Brooke for their excellent care and compassion.

Iona H. Austin LIMERICK — Iona H. Austin, 92, passed away at Springbrook Center on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. She was born in Cherryfield, on April 21, 1926, a child of the late Harlon and Mary (Morse) Grant. Besides raising her family, Iona worked at Shaw’s Supermarkets as a clerk, and retired from Fairchild Semiconductor after 23 years as a supervisor. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Austin; a son, Dennis Austin; and siblings Nina, Harlon, Errol, Russell and Arnold. Iona is survived by her children, Wayne Austin of Morganton, N.C., Terry Austin of Naples, David Austin and Jay Austin of Limerick; a brother, Homer Grant, of Saco; a sister, Roberta Grant Black, of Bass Harbor; nine grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. Burial will be at a later date at South Buxton Cemetery. Online condolence messages may be submitted at the Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home website at

Celebration of Life Conrad M. Hall

A celebration of life for Conrad Myron Hall (1936-2018) will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Casco Community Center, Route 121, in Casco.

Susan Lannin FRYEBURG — Susan Lannin, 68, of Brownfield, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center in Fryeburg, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Aug. 15, 1950, in Brockton, Mass., the daughter of Wayne and Barbara (Stoddard) Hannigan. She graduated from Silver Lake High School in Kingston, Mass., in 1969. Susan enjoyed cooking, the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, George, of Brownfield; children, Michael Downing and longtime partner, Linda Hill, of Tamworth, N.H.; Brian Downing of Center Conway, N.H.; and Shawn Downing of Brownfield; grandchildren Brooke Downing, Faith Downing, Hannah Downing, Casey Downing, and Bryce Downing; and her three sisters, Deborah Long, Karen O’Flaherty, and Brenda Maxim. Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Ave., Fryeburg. Condolences and tributes may be shared with Susan’s family and friends at


(Continued from Page 3D) protect us from a runaway political system. I will support reforms to ensure our political processes truly represent the people — including the way we implement citizen initiatives, fund campaigns, and run elections. Finally, engagement takes many forms, but the most important of all — don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Walter Riseman Independent Candidate for the Maine House Bridgton, Harrison and Denmark

Planting the seeds

To The Editor: Reading the editorials, which I do, as I travel a lot and it’s a good way to feel the pulse of the locals,

kudos to Tom McLaughlin on his piece about debating in school…a controversial subject (abortion) and I really like his closing message. You can’t give a good response unless you understand your opponent’s viewpoint. I won’t go into details, but many years ago, a close friend of mine who would never reveal her opinion on pro-life/choice asked me what my feeling was about capital punishment, as I responded to a question about which stands I took. I didn’t understand for years why she asked me that question, and following my answer that I was also against capital punishment, she said, you are a true prolifer. After much thought, I understand. Mr. McLaughlin is a great teacher. He doesn’t always give the answer, but he plants the seeds for the young adults to give thoughtful consideration. I wish there were more teachers like him. Paula Bischoff Leesburg, Fla.

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October 11, 2018, The Bridgton News, Page 5D


STUMP GRINDING — brush HELP WANTED — Anticipat- hogging, rototilling, light earth ed and current employment op- work. Call 207-595-8628, ask for portunities Maine School Admin- Bill. 16t26x istrative District 72, Fryeburg, FALL CLEANUP — leaves, Me. Posted on our website: www. brush, light trucking and more, tf5 snowplowing in Waterford and TREE WORKERS WANTED Harrison area. Call 595-8321. — Experience a plus. Must have 7t39x valid driver’s license. Apply on- SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR line at tf50 — looking for plumbing work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf38 WORK WANTED ADAMS SNOW PLOWING — Fully-insured. Call 207-2560240. tf35 CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS Deadline: Friday 4:00 p.m. CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS Deadline: Friday 4:00 p.m. CLASSIFIED LINE ADS Deadline: Monday 5:00 p.m. CLASSIFIED LINE ADS Deadline: Mondayis 5:00 p.m. Classified advertising sold in this space at the rate of is$3.50 20 Classified advertising sold for in this words a wordforover space or at less the and rate 15¢ of $3.50 20 words 15¢ ainword over 20. All or adsless areand payable advance. 20. All adsarearecharged payableatin the advance. Repeats same Repeats areads. charged at the same rate as new Ads taken over the rate asmust new ads. Ads taken the phone be called in by over Monday phone must bearriving called by in by Monday with payment Tuesday. A with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is chargeforofthe $1.00 extra isif made use per of a week box number made for theAuse of a box number requested. charge of $1.00 perif requested.isAmade charge of $1.00 per classified if billing is necclassifiedCards is made if billing and is necessary. of Thanks In essary. Cardsareof charged Thanks and In Memoriams at the Memoriams charged the same rate as are classified ads. at Poetry same rate by as the classified is charged inch. ads. Poetry is charged bydisplay the inch. Classified is sold at $6.50 display is sold advertisat $6.50 perClassified column inch. Classified per column inch. Classified ers must furnish written copy.advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typofinancial responsibility for typographical graphical errors errors in in advertisements advertisements other other than than to to reprint reprint that that part part of of any any advertisement in which advertisement in which aa typotypographical error occurs. Advertisers graphical error occurs. Advertisers will will please please notify notify the the business business office office promptly promptly of of any any errors errors that that may may occur, phone 207-647-2851. occur, phone 207-647-2851.


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


NEVER TOO EARLY — to think about Christmas. Come start your shopping at Baldwin Community Center Vendor Craft Sale, October 20, 9-3. Serving food and beverages. 3t40x

CANOE — 14-foot Old Town. lightly used, $300. Call 603-356- VEHI­CLES FOR SALE 6884 (land line; no texts please). Intervale, NH. tf32 JESUS IS LORD — new and used auto parts. National locator. DRIED FIREWOOD — Dried Most parts 2 days. Good used twelve months. Selling seasoned cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., hardwood year-round. One cord Rte. 302 Bridg­ ton, 207-647$250, cut, split, delivered. Call 5477. tf30 ODD JOBS — By the hour, day, 207-595-5029; 207-583-4113. week or job. Power washing, FOR RENT light trucking. Free estimates. 52t22x CASCO — Rooms for rent. $125 Call 627-4649. 7t41x per week furnished with Internet and laundry onsite. Call Tommy at 207-595-4946. tf9


BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom on quiet dead-end street. Parking, snow and rubbish removal. $875 plus deposit, utilities not included. 207-625-8812 or 1-781-5131456. 3t40

Dental Hygienist The office of Charles Brown is looking for a hygienist for three days per week. Candidate must be congenial, a team player, and possess excellent clinical skill. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Charles E. Brown, DDS PO Box 1520, Naples, ME 04055


NAPLES — Off Route 35. 1-bedroom apartment. No smoking, no pets. $850 month plus security deposit. Includes heat & electric. 207-899-5052. tf39 BRIDGTON — Freshly-painted Victorian, 1 bedroom, very private with parking, large yard, snow removal. $800 plus deposit. Utilities not included. 207-6258812 or 1-781-513-1456. 3t40



HELP WANTED Per Diem Firefighter/AEMT/ Paramedic Needed The Town of Naples is accepting resumes for a Per Diem Firefighter/AEMT/Paramedic. For more information and qualifications, please visit and see the full job description under Employment Opportunities. Qualified individuals interested should submit a cover letter, application and resume to

EYE CARE — Comprehensive adult and child eye exams. 2-year eyeglasses warranty, contact lenses. Sacopee Valley Eye Care, 91 Maple Street, Cornish. 207-625-3700. 10t33x



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CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! 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


CATERING Marie’s Kitchen Catering & Home-cooked meals 939 Roosevelt Trail, Naples 693-2021

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


WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Servicemaster Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Free Security Survey 647-2323 Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630  207-539-4452


Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands 647-4432


TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314


Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Grammy Geek 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Tech support for seniors (jr’s too) 935-1950 1-1 support at your home Malware & virus removal/PC repair Free pick-up & delivery 207-310-0289 Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. Ms. C’s Computer Repair P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 Virus and spyware removal 647-8360 PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Hastings Malia, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Naples Computer Services Fryeburg, ME 04037 PC repair/upgrades – on-site service 935-2061 Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking CARETAKERS Video security systems Caretake America 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager CONTRACTORS Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 Quality Custom Carpentry CARPENTRY From start to finish and from old to new Robert E. Guy Jeff Juneau Naples General Carpentry – Additions 207-655-5903 Repairs – Remodeling DANCE INSTRUCTION Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) The Ballroom Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido Carpenter & General Contractor Main St., Harrison, Maine Log homes – decks – remodeling 207-583-6964 Fully insured – Free estimates 207-527-2552



Bridgton Dental Associates Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Dr. Paul Cloutier Complete dental care Carpet and Flooring 138 Harrison Rd, Bridgton Sales and Installation 21 Sandy Creek Rd, Bridgton 207-647-8052 647-5562 800-310-5563


Call (207) 452-2157 to request an application or e-mail resume to: 65 Bull Ring Road, Denmark, Maine 04022 FLOORING Bolsters Decorating Center Carpet – vinyl – ceramic Always free decorating consulting 9 Market Sq., So. Paris 207-7439202

FOUNDATIONS Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896

Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA GARAGE DOORS Complete comprehensive oral hygiene care Infants – Seniors Naples Garage Door Co. Most dental insurances, MaineCare Installation & repair services 647-4125 Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480 Mountain View Dentistry Dr. Shilo Annis, DMD Roberts Overhead Doors Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry Commercial/residential – free estimates 207-647-3628 Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311

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

ELECTRICIANS Bosworth Electric Inc. Quality electrical contractor Commercial/Industrial/Residential Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012

HEATING Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829

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 and Auto 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745

Chalmers Ins. Agency J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. 100 Main St., Bridgton Residential - Commercial - Industrial Tel. 647-3311 Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Oberg Insurance Bridgton 647-9435 Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858


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DENMARK HOUSE PAINTING — Since 1980. Interior and exterior painting. Free estimates. Call John Mathews 452-2781. tf40

LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER — Rozzie May Animal Alliance, dedicated spay/neuter nonprofit serving N.H. and Maine. Cats $70-$85. Dogs at Conway clinic, starting at $100. Military discounts, N.H./Maine plans. Register online www.RozzieMay. org or call 603-447-1373. tf18

The The Fair Fair Housing Housing Act Act of of 1968 1968 at at 42 42 U.S.C. 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.


NAPLES — off Route 35. 1-bedroom apartment w/island kitchen, dishwasher, small deck. No smoking, no pets. $1200 month plus security deposit. Included heat & electric. 207-899-5052. tf39

BACKSTREET AUTO — Light auto repair, welding, metal fabrication. Reasonable rates. 163 Frost Farm Rd., Bridgton. Call (cell) 583-5497. 32t21

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WINTER RENTAL — 3-bedroom, 2-bath, fully furnished home with garage in Highland Point. Flexible rental terms. Call 401-846-0386. 10t36x

SMALL 2ND FLOOR APT. — near Highland Lake, $650 month CENTER LOVELL — Ranch (heat included), first, last security, house for rent. 3-bedroom, 2-bath. electric. No pets. 647-9327. tf38 Great location. $1400/month plus utilities, etc. References. 207-925COMMERCIAL — Lovell. Ef- 9017. 8t36x ficient, bright, new, open-concept studio, gallery or office, across HARRISON — Females only from golf course. 207-925-6080. need apply. Small 2-room apart tf41 ment with private full bath. All utilities included with Internet & BRIDGTON — Rooms for rent. cable. $500 month plus security $125 per week furnished with In- deposit. Call 207-583-5805. ternet. Substance-free building. 4t39x Call David at 207-321-9908. tf37




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

Snow’s Excavation Complete site work Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697

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

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

YARD/BARN SALE — Saturday & Sunday, 9-4, 234 North High Street, Bridgton. Something for everyone. 1t41x


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

SELF STORAGE Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd 28 units & 4000’ open barn Bridgton 647-3206 Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045


Webber Painting & Restoration Interior/exterior painting & repairs Waterfront specialists – Free estimates Fully insured – References 207-831-8354

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



Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436 Holt Plumbing Inc. Service work – pumps Camp openings – 30 years exp. 207-318-9981 Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

Complete Sharpening Service Saws-Knives-Scissors-Mowers-Skates Tools-Carbide blades, Chainsaw chains 5 Harrison Rd., Bridgton 647-2392

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning 693 Main St, Lovell 207-925-1468

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The leaving of the leaves

(Continued from Page 1D) Now, one by one, they release and gently fall back to where they came from, becoming compost for the next generation of life on the planet. I recall Bob Dunning, a legendary local carpenter, artist, and community advocate, philosophizing about what our world would be like without wood, the heart of trees. The main building material, a major component of our shelters and businesses that is both yielding and strong, would not exist. We would not have trees to heat these spaces and we would be reliant on perhaps a substance from another part of the world. We also use trees to share information, make agreements, and connect through paper. A healthy forest has at least four types of trees that have room to grow towards the sun, based on their age — seedlings, saplings, growing trees, and a canopy of older trees with breaks in the canopy to allow sunlight to the forest floor. This variety of ages insures sustainable growth patterns for future generations of trees as well as all life forms dependent on clean air to breath. A mix of deciduous and coniferous

trees is also an indicator of a balanced forest. I live on 33 forested acres on the southwestern slopes of Pleasant Mountain, a destination for both hiking and land conservation. Since our retreat is year-round and relies on renewable resources for heat from our 10 wood stoves, I purposefully purchase trees for firewood from companies that do not employ clear-cutting or strip-cutting as their preferred method of harvesting. Perhaps there is forestry science justifying this method. Since it is legal, I am sure there is. I choose otherwise, however, and I feel selective cutting and maintaining a variety of types and ages of trees after cutting to preserve water quality and habitat. I do not want to support the scarring and segmentation of forested land. This time of year brings on a sentimental clinging. I catch myself wanting to savor it and hold tight to the brightness and splendor. Yet, that is simply not the way of it. It’s a time to let go and prepare for the season to come. Nature shows us that. Jen Deraspe, founder of Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center, lives off the grid on Pleasant Mountain.

Yellow fall leaf. (Photo credit: Jen Deraspe)

Judicial Branch shouldn’t have so much power

(Continued from Page 1D) Miracle at Philadelphia, by Catherine Drinker Bowen Decision at Philadelphia, by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier The Framing of The Constitution of The United States, by Max Farrand The most contentious issue at the Convention was representation, with the small states like Delaware wanting equal representation, while the large states like Virginia (the most populated of the 13 colonies) wanting proportional representation based on population. The compromise was our bicameral system. One of James Madison’s principal concerns was how to diffuse power so no one branch of government would be all-powerful. Drawing on Enlightenment philosophers, in particular French philosopher Montesquieu and his discourse on “separation of powers,” the Convention adopted a three branch government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. It was thought at the time that the Legislative branch might have the most power, with the Executive next and, as to the Judiciary, Hamilton said in Federalist

78: “the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution.” Has that been turned on its head, amounting to a Constitutional body slam! Hamilton goes on to say: “The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse.” Double body slam! And the recent free-for-all over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is an illustration of the power and influence of the Judiciary. Kim Holmes, in a Law Commentary in The Daily Signal — pre-Kavanaugh vote — is quoted: “If Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will decide the balance of power of an institution that has arguably become more powerful than the Congress and as powerful (at least) as the presidency. This was not what the Founders intended.” Think of it: One man, appointed, not elected by the populace, but by a body of only 100 U.S. Senators, assumes a position with as much power and influence as the other one-man position — the president of the United States, who is elected by millions of our citizens.

A single judge in a District Court can make a ruling that halts or overturns a presidential initiative affecting the whole country. That smacks of arrogance to me. John Fund makes a similar point in a National Review article: “Why Should a Single Federal Judge Be Able to Make Law for the Whole Country?” He quotes Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: “These injunctions are beginning to take a toll on the federal court system — preventing legal questions from percolating through the federal courts, encouraging forum shopping, and making every case a national emergency for the courts and for the Executive Branch.” The country is spinning out of control as the Founders are spinning in their graves. The only glimmer of hope I see may be the reasoned critique by U.S. Senator Susan Collins of the “factions” that created all the turmoil surrounding the Kavanaugh nomination, plus the fiery rebuke of the Democrats by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham who did it, by the way, in the Judiciary Committee room with all members present. This may put a damper on these “factions” or, then again, it may not. Let’s plan, and act on, a better outcome…

Bird identification a good reason for a fall walk

(Continued from Page 1D) our Hairy Woodpecker, but unlike woodpeckers we see around here all winter, the Flicker is migratory. In recent weeks they have been moving in small, loose flocks on their way to spend the winter in the mid-Atlantic states or the southeastern U.S. We saw

several of them on our way to the bird walk. There are two subspecies of Northern Flicker — Red-Shafted Flickers in the west and YellowShafted Flickers here in the east. The colors refer to the color of the feather shafts of their flight feathers, which are clearly vis-

ible in flight on the undersides of the wings. Both sexes of the Yellow-Shafted Flicker have a bright black crescent-shaped bib on the chest, red on the back of the head, and a conspicuous white rump. Only the male has a black whisker stripe down the side of the face. In the air, Flickers fly

like other woodpeckers, in a gently undulating flight with a few flaps and then a glide with wings tucked in. The Flicker’s diet consists mostly of ants and larvae, so they are often seen on the ground scratching away leaves or debris to locate ant nests. They dig into the ant nest with their long bill and then poke in their sticky tongue, which can extend almost two inches beyond the end of the bill, to draw out the nary but unhappy citizens on to the streets. larvae. They also use their At the same time, our citizenry might be riven by the aggravations or divisions which currently make our domestic politics resemble tribal conflict. Senator Collins had it right a few years ago when she refused to support Donald Trump for the presidency. Too bad she hasn’t stuck with the principles and good sense she exhibited back then. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.

Coming not to bury Caesar

(Continued from Page 1D) the federal government? I expect we shall know within two years and I also expect that the legal status of abortions will remain unchanged. There is simply too great a likelihood for destructive turmoil if abortions on demand are not permitted. There will be other issues, to be sure, where an ideologically committed Supreme Court could disrupt a peaceable comity. Taking away the benefits of health care or messing with immigration could send ordi-

strong bill to excavate a nest cavity in a tree, and often those cavities are used later by other species of birds. Nest cavities excavated by Flickers are such an important part of forest ecosystems that, according to Birds of North America, they may be a keystone species, critical to the survival of other cavity nesters and to the health of the woodlands. It is satisfying to be able to identify birds, and it was fun to be out in the field

with an experienced leader who could point out the differences among various species. Some of the bird watchers in the group with the sharpest eyesight saw every detail on the birds, some saw most of the birds, and a few folks were enthusiastic beginners still learning how to use binoculars to find birds. We all learned something that morning, but most important was that we were outdoors on a glorious autumn day, looking at birds.

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