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Ordinance changes to voters Dec. 13

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Bridgton voters will decide in mid-December whether to approve proposed amendments to two local ordinances — Shoreland Zoning and Site Plan Review — that would allow more development in the Downtown District. The Bridgton Planning Board unanimously recommended forwarding the proposed ordinance changes, as amended, to the Bridgton Board of Selectmen Tuesday night. A short while later, the selectmen voted unanimously to set Dec. 13 as the date for a special referendum to vote on them. Under the proposed changes, there would be two separate districts in the Downtown — General Development I District and General Development II District. It was a round robin, Tuesday night, as the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen held separate, back-to-back public hearings in adjoining rooms on the proposed ordinance changes. At stake is the viability of a proposed $4 million 21-unit senior housing development at the former Chapter 11 build-

ing on Main Street proposed by AVESTA Housing, as well as other commercial projects that may come along seeking to locate in the downtown corridor. Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s Econmoic and Community Development Director, said the future of development in the downtown area would hinge on these changes being passed by voters in the special referendum vote set for Dec. 13. “This would allow for good quality mixed use development, and it would be instrumental in getting the economic engine of downtown Bridgton going again,” Manoian said. “We’re lacking people living in the downtown, but if you add employees, residents and visitors, that’s when you get a critical mass of folks and people who say they want to open a business downtown…It is time for us to take the next step. We don’t want to see line after line of vacant storefronts. Now is the time for us to step up.” Manoian made it clear Oct. 25 that the proposed ordinance changes apply only to a specific area in downtown Bridgton. The proposed amendments CHANGES, Page A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – The format was clearly stated beforehand and followed accordingly, although the tone was sometimes harsh, as residents and public officials weighed in on the ballot issue to do another property valuation. The citizens’ signature petition, which will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot, asks whether or not Casco voters support a complete revaluation of all property

in the town. The ballot measure has a fiscal note of $290,000, which is the current rate for that type of revaluation. The town has $60,000 appropriated for its next revaluation – an amount that has been set aside since 2007. The referendum proposes to pay for the cost of a revaluation from the Undesignated Fund (or Surplus) Balance. During a public hearing on Oct. 18 at the Casco Community Center, people’s

ENERGY EXPO — Casco Energy Committee members (from left to right) Lynn Potter, Barbara York, Peg Dilley, and MaryVienessa Fernandes hold earth-friendly plates and cups. The plates and cups are made from materials that compost in 30 to 45 days, and will be showcased during an Energy Expo and Small Business Fair held at the Casco Community Center in conjunction with Election Day on Nov. 8. See story on Page 2A. (De Busk Photo)

Revaluation referendum revs up Casco residents opinions and questions were heard in the following order: those for the measure, those against the measure, those with a neutral stance, followed by questions from the public about the revaluation issue. The argument in favor of the revaluation — as outlined by resident Bob Levesque — was that the most recent revaluation in 2007 was done improperly. He said the 2007 revaluation was not done thoroughly — at a lower expense to the taxpayers.

A complete revaluation would bring Casco property values more into line with what real estate is selling for, he said. Many of those who favored the valuation did so because there was a chance that if Casco properties were rated lower, the contribution from the state for education would raise. In recent years as the State of Maine’s ability to pledge money to education has decreased, the tax burden to local towns

has increased. To counter this, an Essential Programs and Services formula was established to determine which school districts will pay more and which ones will be assisted by the state. Currently, Casco property owners saw the biggest increase in their bill to School Administrative District No. (SAD) No. 61, compared to consolidated communities of Naples, Bridgton and Sebago. According to SAD 61 Finance

Coordinator Sherrie Small, a change to Casco’s property values does not necessarily spell out more state money or a lessened burden on taxpayers when it comes to footing the local education bill. “I don’t think a local revaluation will affect the town’s funding to the school because it’s based on the state numbers,” she said during a phone interview on Tuesday. Small said a 2011 state valuREVALUATION, Page A

Assessor, resident catch bill error

AMONG THE BEST — The Bridgton News received third place for General Excellence in the larger weekly newspaper division, for the second straight year.

BNews wins 14 awards “Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the ability to see obstacles as opportunities,” — Unknown Author For the third straight year, The Bridgton News has been selected as one of Maine’s top weekly newspapers. The News received third place honors in General Excellence in the Weekly 2 category of the 2011 Maine Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The News competes against the larger weekly publications from across the state. Two years ago, The News was named the MPA’s “Newspaper of the Year,” and followed up that honor with a third place in General Excellence last fall. “After placing third last year, I challenged The News staff to strive for reporting excellence — to keep the newspaper in the conversation as one of the state’s top publications. I encouraged them to think outside of the box when pursuing various stories and ideas,” Editor Wayne E. Rivet said. “I also urged them to take some chances — take on stories outside of their comfort zone and outside of their regular news assignments. In winning 14 awards, the entire staff rose to the challenge. Speaking for the Shorey family, we are very proud of these accomplishments. These honors represent a lot of hard work, determination, skillful reporting and creative writing.” • First place awards went to: S. Peter Lewis for Local Columns. One of the winning col-


By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — By early September, Casco’s property tax bills were in mail boxes. It was mid-October before anyone brought the error to the attention of town employees. On Oct. 18, during a public hearing for a citizens’ signature petition, resident Eileen Tidd asked why the taxes to the municipality had increased by 19 percent. When she studied her tax bill, the falsely-inflated percentage increase from last year’s taxes to the 2011–12 bill was disconcerting, Tidd said. “In looking at my most recent tax bill — compared to the last

three years, what stood out the most for me was the percentage that goes to the town” had jumped considerably,” Tidd said. Casco Town Manager Dave Morton said the actual increase in the portion of taxes that goes to the Town of Casco is closer to a one percent increase. She added she probably was not the only person in town to notice this discrepancy, by now. Morton said, prior to her saying something, the mistake had been mentioned to him by one other person — the town’s new assessor that same morning. The bill erroneously showed

“an incredible increase in the amount” of taxes supporting the town budget, he said. For the town, the percentage of increase shown on the bill was the wrong number, Morton said, during an interview on Tuesday. The percentages for School Administrative District (SAD) No. 61 and Cumberland County are pretty much the same as last year,” Morton said, on Tuesday. On Oct. 19, the town’s auditor, Bruce Meadow, a certified public accountant (CPA) with HR Smith & Company Auditors showed Morton the mistake he had run across. “He came by the office and

told me,” Morton said. “He came about the information while answering questions for someone.” Meadow heads the team of auditors doing the audit on the 2010–11 budget. The Casco Board of Selectmen recently hired HR Smith through a bidding process. Morton said it would be too expensive to resend all the bills, especially since the incorrect information doesn’t confuse people about the amount of their bill, which is correct. Resident Alice Darlington said the mistake was something people in the community should know about. ERROR, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer WATERFORD — John and Debbie Howe have spent four and a half years and $35,000 fighting the Waterford Fish & Game Club over the “sporadic torment of gunfire” they’ve endured since the club expanded their Route 118 shooting range. Seven days a week during daylight hours, they and their neighbors hear bullets blasting apart clay pigeons, police officers target-practicing with automatic handguns and the reports of rifles and pistols being fired. From their farm-

house and 175 acres across the Crooked River up on McIntire Road, a mile and a quarter away, they say they can clearly hear the gun noise inside their barn, work areas and sometime even inside their home, with doors and windows closed. Their efforts to protect their private property rights have been a “long, expensive and emotionally devastating” experience, one in which they first appealed to the club, then to selectmen, and finally to superior court — all to no avail. Recently, after learning the club is protected from noise lawsuits by a three-year

range protection law that dates back to 2006, when expansion began, they dropped their lawsuit, which wasn’t filed until 2010. Last Wednesday, the Howes appeared before the Waterford Planning Board, hoping to at least argue their case before the court of public

opinion. “There isn’t much we can do, but we can listen to you,” said Board Chairman Tony Butterall, as the hour-anda-half hearing began. Later, member Colin Holme offered a bit more hope, promising to GUN CLUB, Page A

Howes fight over gun club noise

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Energy Expo on Election Day

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – Residents of this town are being encouraged to bring their laptop computers to the polling place on Election Day. No, this is not a new-fangled way to vote. Instead, an Energy Expo and a Small Business Fair will be held in conjunction with Election Day at the Casco Community Center on Nov. 8. During the Energy Expo, which will take place in the small meeting room, residents can receive an energy audit from Efficiency Maine — if they bring a laptop computer. “I invite everyone to come down to the Casco Community Center on election day, bring your questions, your laptops, and your energy bills,” Casco Energy Committee member Lynn Potter said. Potter — along with committee member Peg Dilley — did a quick presentation on the upcoming Energy Expo. They spoke during a recent Casco Board of Selectmen meeting. Representatives from PACE Energy will be present at the exposition as well as people who are knowledgeable about solar energy and geo-thermal energy.

Committee members were especially excited about the natural plates and cups they had ordered for refreshments during Polling Day. Made from sugar cane, the plates and cups compost back into the earth in 30 to 45 days, Dilley said. The group had ordered decompostable garbage bags made from popcorn polymer, too. The committee researched vendors and different products, and will have that information available for the public at the Energy Expo, Potter said. “We thought it would be cool to do school projects to compare compostable products against other brands. In some cases, I don’t think the prices are exorbitant compared to the same sturdiness and size of noncompostable products,” she said. “They also have trays — like kids use in the school cafeteria — that can go in the compost pile,” Dilley added. Dilley said the products were ideal “for the home person who wants to use it for their own compost in the corner of the yard.” According to Selectman Mary-Vienessa Fernandes, who serves on the energy committee, last year’s successful Small Business Fair — with

over 35 local businesses represented — and the planned Energy Expo are examples of what can happen with communication and collaboration and on-task meetings. “It started with talking about it, with word of mouth. Everybody played a small part. (Town Manager) Dave (Morton) came up with idea to hold it on Election Day because of the highest volume of foot traffic. (Park and Recreation Director) Beth Latsey helped. It was everyone working together,” she said. Fernandes said the venue and timing — the polling place on Election Day — should boost the turnout for the Energy Expo. Based on last year’s business fair, she predicted the expo would be successful, but the successes might be for the residents who take advantage of it. Or, Polling Day could be a time for socializing at the town’s community center, she said. “It brings the community together. If you aren’t interested in the business fair, you might be interested in the Energy Expo,” Fernandes said. “I believe (the events taking place) will make people linger a bit.”

CASCO – A group called the Friends of the Casco Community Center beamed Tuesday night as it handed over an $80,300 check to the town. The fundraising effort spanned from December 2008 through June 2011. The Casco Board of Selectmen voted to accept the check; and the money – which totals $80,329.50 – will be placed in a special account for the Casco Community Center. According to Kevin Hancock who spoke on behalf of the group, the fundraising began with the intention of lessening the burden on the taxpayers for the cost of remodeling the community center. But, the group had agreed buying need equipment might be an appropriate use of the money, too. “Originally, we wanted to reduce net taxpayer cost for new community center,” he said. Now, that the fundraising is over – the decision of how the community center money is

used belongs to other groups, Hancock said. In fact, how the fund can be appropriated must go before residents at Town Meeting. The recent donation could be designated for use to be used to offset construction debts, or to make capital purchases for the community center, he said. Hancock spoke of the events that had spurred the fundraising effort, which came to a close on Tuesday when committee members handed the check to the town’s elected board. “You might remember that at the time, the community center had been closed for several years. It was a real possibility that the town would tear it down, and put nothing in its place,” he said. “We had pledged $50,000. It was a promise we made, and it wasn’t okayed by the selectmen,” Hancock said. “In either case, the Friends of the Casco Community Center are pleased to have reached

our fundraising goal ahead of schedules. Like many other in our community we are so happy to see how the community center has become such a vibrant place of activity for all ages,” he said. “The new center is everything we had hoped for and more when we made our original pledge of support,” Hancock said. “Having completed our mission we are disbanding.”

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Bridgton Hospital will offer a series of free public educational programs entitled, “Pump It Up,” a series focusing on heart failure, starting Thursday, Nov. 3, and continuing Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. The free series of classes will run from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bridgton Hospital Physician Group Conference Room, conveniently located in the former hospital building on Hospital Drive. June Inman, RN and Nancy Murphy, RN, both nursing members of the Bridgton Hospital (ICU) Intensive Care Unit will host the program. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Symptoms of heart failure often begin slowly. At first, they may only occur when you are very active. Over time, PUMP UP, Page A

440 years of service to BH On Oct. 18 at the Olde Mill in Harrison, Bridgton Hospital honored employees for a combined total of 440 years of dedicated service to the hospital and physician practices. David Frum, hospital president, served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening reception and dinner event, welcoming the staff and their guest and praising their exemplary professional commitment to the hospital. Philip Libby, president of the Board of Directors, lauded the employees for their outstanding patient care and customer service skills. Attending honorees were presented special gifts by their department manager based on their 5-plus years of service. Sally Dunning, RN, Medical/

Heidi Mercer, RN, Operating Room; Pamela Smith, Director of Development/Community Relations; Katy Sperl, Manager               Human Resources. 15Year Recipients: Jill Hobbs, RN, Clinic Administration; Maggie Parmelee, Medical Staff Coordinator Medical Affairs; Erika Roy, RN, Clinical Coordinator Emergency Department. 10 Year Recipients: Susan Barrett, Food Service Aide, Food Services; Dr. Hans Boedeker, Oncology/ Hemotology Specialty Clinic; Donna Durgin, LPN, Clinical Coordinator, OB/GYN; John Ludwig, RN, Vice President             Administration; Paula Morse,                Lead Mammography Tech, Diagnostic X-Ray; Sherilee Stone, Certified Surgical Tech,      Operating Room; Emily Ward, RN, Clinical Coordinator,   Fryeburg Family Medicine. 5 Year Recipients: Kayla Baker, RN, Emergency Department; Chris Balchunas, RN, Quality Data Analyst,             Quality Services; Angie Barker, Med Lab Technician, Pathology; Wendi Bassett, RN,      Medical/Surgical Unit; Linda Blake, RN, Oncology/ Hemotology Specialty Clinic; Nikki Bois, Environmental Service Aide, Environmental Services; Kaytee Chadbourne, Environmental Service Aide,                  Environmental Services; Lisa Charette, RN, Same Day Surgery; Debra Chicoine,           Speciality Coder, Coding; Gayle Elliot, Lead Lab Tech, Pathology; Bob Erskine, CNA,      Medical/Surgical Unit; Heather Fox, Resp Care Practitioner     THIRTY YEARS AT BRIDGTON HOSPITAL — Kathy Respiratory Therapy; Dr. Eric Wohlenberg (left) and Sally Dunning were honored for their Gerchman, Fryeburg Family service at the hospital’s annual employee recognition dinner. SERVICE, Page A Surgical unit, and Kathleen Wohlenberg, Social Services and Guest Relations, were the most senior honorees for the evening, having served Bridgton Hospital for 30 years. Congratulations to the following Bridgton Hospital and Bridgton Hospital Physician Group employees honored for their combined 440 years of service: 30 Year Recipients: Sally Dunning, RN, Medical/Surgical Unit; Kathy Wohlenberg,      Director, Social Services, Guest Relations. 25 Year Recipients: Diane Baker, RN, Maternity; Lisa Chase, RN, Emergency Department; Shirley Field,                Medical Record Clerk HIM. 20 Year Recipients: Martha Denison,RN, Operating Room;

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NEW GUILD OFFICERS — The Bridgton Hospital Guild officers elected include: (standing, left to right) Marge Blaney, third vice president; Diana Fallon, treasurer; Sandy Weygandt, president; Fern Twitchell, first vice president; (seated, left to right) Terry Curns, second vice president and Phyllis Ginzler, secretary. See story about the Guild’s annual donation to Bridgton Hospital on Page 2B.

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Gun club noise under fire

(Continued from Page A) investigate their claim that the club’s expansion of facilities went beyond the 500-squarefoot, or 25% limit that should have been considered a “substantial enlargement,” subject to 40-decibel daytime limits on noise under Waterford’s site plan review ordinance. Debbie Howe stood beside the iMac she’d set up on a side table to play YouTube recordings they’d made of the gun noise at their property and also around Chadbourne Road, off Route 37. “I see our opposition is here,” she said, referring to around eight club members

who sat near the back of the room. Howe, who volunteers at the Waterford Library and had an “empty nest” artist’s studio built in 2004 on one side of the barn, talked openly of how emotionally debilitating the gun noise had become for her. Then she clicked to start the recording, available by typing “Waterford Gun Noise” on YouTube (The Howes are also in the process of creating a website, Debbie Howe could be heard describing the gun noise to a visitor as the sound of gunfire echoed continuously in the background. At one point

BN wins 14 awards (Continued from Page A)

umns from “Views from the Uppermost House” was an inspired piece encouraging readers to “Why not live now, like you hope you had lived.” Staff Writer Wayne E. Rivet for Sports Story, Sports Feature and Education Story. The sports story focused on the trials and successes of middle school track star Kate Hall of Casco, who battles diabetes and celiac disease yet is a state record holder. The sports feature followed the comeback trail of cyclist Mike Lessard, who recovered from a serious mountain biking crash to return to the roadway and ride in the Dempsey Challenge. The education pieces focused on the work of a task force charged with examining why Lake Region High School had been named a “failing school” and what measures were needed to improve test scores and inspire student achievement. • Second place awards went to: Staff Writer Gail Geraghty was honored for her continuing story coverage of Bridgton’s development debate, involving McDonald’s and a referendum to ban big box and chain stores. Columnist Tom McLaughlin earned recognition for his editorial pieces on “Preparing Taxes” and “Breaking the Law on the Border.” Staff Writer Lisa Williams Ackley was recognized in the Spot News Photo category for her picture of a woman being rescued after she went into the icy waters of Highland Lake. • Third place awards went to: Staff Writer Lisa Williams Ackley was honored for her news coverage involving Casco Selectman Barbara York, who was questioned regarding a forwarded derogatory e-mail. She was later censured by the Casco Board of Selectmen. Staff Writer Wayne E. Rivet was recognized for his feature story about animal activist Brogan Horton of Bridgton, who has been a crusader against illegal horse slaughtering. Rivet also received honors for Front Page Design, People Photo (a little girl kissing her dad after he finished the Great Adventure Challenge triathlon at Shawnee Peak) and Environmental Story (milfoil problem at Songo Lock area). • Honorable mention went to: Staff Writer Wayne E. Rivet received an honorable mention in the Sports Photo category for his picture of a young lady taking part in the Bridgton Rec end-of-the-season swim across Highland Lake. The awards were announced on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the annual MPA meeting/conference held at Lookout Point in Northport. In attendance for The News were Lisa Williams Ackley, Tom and Roseanne McLaughlin of Lovell.

an unusually loud report, not unlike a cannon shot, could be heard. “That was enormous,” she said on the tape, as a rifle went off. “It sounds like fireworks, doesn’t it?” John Howe said the hills and open fields around their property create “kind of a perfect amphitheater” for amplifying the gunfire from below. Turning to the board, Debbie Howe said, “For us, it has become tortuous. It’s not just the emotional distress it’s putting on us; it’s the property devaluation.” The Howes hired a professional real estate appraiser who estimated a 7.5% loss of property value for their property and any other property within a 1.5-mile radius of an active gun range. They say they tried to sell a lot to defray legal costs, but prospective buyers disappeared after hearing about gun noise. Two property owners on their road have been unable to sell their homes after two years on the market. Safety concerns are also at issue, they say. Any driver who doesn’t know the range exists won’t soon forget it if they happen to drive by at the same time a shot is fired from 50 ft. away. Mourners attend funerals at The Pulpit Rock Cemetery located directly across the street, and children play baseball at the Sandlot field, just a short distance up the highway. The Howes’ fight began in earnest in 2009, when they, along with over a dozen of their neighbors, formed the Waterford Noise Abatement Coalition and brought their concerns to selectmen. In response, after a series of contentious meetings, the board wrote to the club asking for membership and other records to put to rest the debate over whether a substantial enlargement of use had occurred after permits were granted by former part-time Code Enforcement Officer Albert Holden in 2005

NOISY DAYS & SLEEPLESS NIGHTS — Debbie and John Howe, left, appealed to the Waterford Planning Board last week to intervene in their fight over gun noise by the Waterford Fish & Game Club, as several of its members listen from the audience. (Geraghty Photo) and 2006. Through their lawyer, the club refused to comply, saying they had not made any enlargement to either the land area of the 4.5-acre property or any structures. Selectmen did not pursue the matter further, but the Howes did, taking a second mortgage on their farmhouse to pay for a legal challenge in Oxford County Superior Court. The Howes passed around a report detailing evidence they’d gathered from club invoices during the discovery phase of their lawsuit, which documented over $60,000 in improvements made between 2006 and 2009, including construction of new low and high skeet buildings, a new clubhouse, expansion of both the rifle and pistol firing ranges and addition of a 40-foot storage container. The report also documented a near doubling in club membership — from 93 to 177 members — that coincided with the expansion and improvements at the shooting range, including a sharp increase in use by area police departments for gun qualification training. The Howes maintain that the clubhouse that the club received a permit to replace in 2006 was not really a clubhouse, but rather, a 70 ft. by 20 ft. indoor shooting range with a few tables and chairs at

one end. Several club members, from the audience, shook their heads and laughed in disagreement, although member David Yates acknowledged that the former building had been used for 22’s. In a follow-up letter to the board after the meeting, the Howes said Yates’ comment was “therefore admitting what was fact, regardless of gun size used.” Holme said the Howes noise concerns were “a legitimate complaint,” but the board doesn’t have any power to act unless there’s clear evidence of substantial enlargement of land use area. “The use isn’t covered by expansion,” Holme said. John Howe, a retired mechanical engineer, responded to Holmes’ challenge of proof in his follow-up letter. He said 60 ft. of the 70-ft. length would have been required for the indoor shooting range, plus firing line and targets, leaving only 10 ft. for the clubhouse, or a 10 ft. by 20 ft. space, 200 sq. ft. “The new 2006 clubhouse is 34 ft. by 28 ft., or 952 sq. ft., plus the non-permitted container storage building of 40 ft. by 8 ft., or 320 sq. ft. Total of new buildings is 1,272 sq. ft. This is an over 600% increase over the old ‘clubhouse’ function, certainly enough to trigger the site plan review and

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planning board review,” said Howe. If that wasn’t enough, he asked the board to consider not only physical structures, but land within the parcel on which shooting ranges had been added: two 100-yard firing lines, representing a 33% increase over the original six; two pistol firing lines, representing a 100% increase over the original one that was replaced; and new high and low skeet shooting buildings for a new type of shooting. In addition, he cited activities like skeet shooting and an annual three-gun shoot, both of which are new and infers commercial use. “It would seem to us, that any one of these issues would be enough to trigger application of the site plan review. Why can’t the town administration support taxpaying residents who have to endure the noise and have their property values diminish?” Planning Board members did not indicate when they would complete their review of the Howes’ concerns, or issue a response. The Howes say they are content to wait. They aren’t going anywhere. “We will not give up trying to regain the peace and quiet we used to enjoy for 30 years prior to 2007, when the gun noise escalated and invaded our property and our lives.”


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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer A 22-year-old man from Naples died when his car went airborne and struck a tree on Kansas Road in Bridgton, after he allegedly tried to elude a Bridgton Police officer early Sunday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, Bridgton Police Officer Josh Muise attempted to stop a

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according to witness statements. Horan lost control and the vehicle went airborne, striking a tree. Police arrived at the crash scene, moments later. Horan was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The crash is being reconstructed by investigators from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Horan, who had been declared a habitual motor vehicle offender and whose license was suspended several times, had previous convictions for operating under the influence, operating without a license, driving to endanger and failure to pay fines. Asked if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash that killed Horan, Bridgton Chief of Police Kevin Schofield said that would be determined by the outcome

of toxicology tests, the results of which should be known in four to six weeks. As to whether the Police Department’s policy on pursuit by a law enforcement officer was followed, Chief Schofield said, “We’re in the process of an administrative internal review which is performed any time we have an incident such as a police shooting, or a death, or there is serious bodily injury, from an internal standpoint, to see whether Department policy was followed.” Chief Schofield said Officer Josh Muise has been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard operating proACCIDENT VICTIM — Travis Horan (left) of Naples was cedure for the Department. Horan attended Lake Region killed in an automobile crash on Kansas Road in Bridgton on Sunday. He is pictured here with his son, Jordan. High School.

Incidents on Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, October 18: 10:18 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 1995 Toyota Camry operated by Michael S. MacCormack, of Saco, and a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass operated by Logan J.M. Brackett, of Bridgton, collided on Portland Road near Hayes True Value Hardware. 11:59 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2003 XTterra operated by Matthew J. Libby, of Porter, and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Debra Chandler, of Bridgton, collided on Portland Road near J. P. Gallinari’s. 10:06 p.m. Gerard J. O’Meara, 71, of Fredericksburg, Va., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop at the intersection of Kansas Road and Smith Avenue. O’Meara was released on personal recognizance. 11:08 p.m. A noise complaint was received reporting that a backhoe was being operated on Sweden Road and people in the vicinity could not sleep. Wednesday, October 19: 11:34 p.m. An employee at a convenience store on Main Street

reported that a male subject tried to steal Jager and candy which were “retrieved” by the clerk and the suspect was seen leaving on foot headed eastbound on Main Street. Midnight Kenneth G. Meisner, 33, of Bridgton, was arrested and charged with assault, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating a condition of release and was transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris. Thursday, October 20: 8:08 a.m. Minor injuries were reported, when a 2000 Dodge Stratus operated by Stephen M. Pelletier, of South Paris, and a 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup truck operated by Danielle J. Bishop, of New Gloucester, collided on Portland Road by Macdonald Motors. 7:35 p.m. Police officers responded to and investigated a report of a disturbance on Dragon Fly Lane. 10:20 p.m. Benjamin G. McIntyre, 37, of Naples, was arrested and charged with violating conditions of release. MacIntyre was released on personal recognizance. 11:37 p.m. A caller from Mount Henry Road reported someone rattling doorknobs and walking by a window. The area was searched with negative contact.

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Teen back to Youth Center DEP to back zoning changes By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The 18-year-old teenage girl charged with killing a passenger in her car in a single-vehicle accident in Harrison one year ago has been remanded to the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland for an alleged violation of conditions of release, following a court hearing in Bridgton on Monday. One month ago, a judge at

Ninth District Court in Bridgton ordered that Morgan L. Kesseli, of Paris, be allowed to return home with her mother and stepfather, under house arrest and wearing a “robo cuff” with strict conditions of release. Kesseli has been charged in the death of 19-year-old Thomas Colby McLendon, of Oxford, and the serious bodily injury of two other passengers. She was a 17year-old juvenile when the 2003


The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes they allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland: Jeremy Warren Barker, 26, of Casco, at 12:41 a.m. on Oct. 19 in Naples for domestic violence assault and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Daniel Mulvihill, 48, of Raymond, at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 in Raymond for criminal trespass and violating a condition of release by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Bridget Sarah Murphy, 26, of Standish, at 7:21 p.m. on Oct. 22 in Bridgton for failure to pay a fine and operating a motor vehicle after license suspension by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

OXFORD COUNTY The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes they allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris: Kenneth G. Meisner, 33, of Bridgton, at 1 a.m. on Oct. 20 in Bridgton on two counts of failure to appear in court. Richard William Thorne, 22, of Brownfield, at 11 a.m. on Oct. 23 in Brownfield for domestic violence assault and domestic violence terrorizing.

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Chevrolet Trailblazer she was allegedly driving failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and left Route 35 around 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2010, crashing into a stand of trees. McLendon was pronounced dead at the scene and another passenger, Jacob R. Hill, 20, of Waterford, was critically injured and airlifted to a Lewiston hospital. Kesseli and a third passenger, 21-year-old Timothy S. Coffin, of Waterford, were transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The police investigation into the crash determined “that excessive speed was the primary causation factor.” Kesseli, who entered no plea at her arraignment in August of this year, faces felony charges of manslaughter, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and aggravated driving to endanger. On Sept. 26, Judge Paul Eggert ordered that Kesseli, who had previously been held at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, could return home with her mother and stepfather, Lisa and Eric Palmer, with strict conditions of release. Judge Eggert said that conditions of release for Kesseli “would also include having her under house arrest with a substance abuse program in place — and if she slips at all, she’s, in fact, busted.” She was ordered, at that time, to abstain from using alcohol or illicit drugs, not to use or operate a motor vehicle and to participate in an outpatient substance abuse counseling program until she could be admitted to an residential inpatient treatment program at Crossroads in Windham. On Oct. 24, Judge Keith Powers found that Kesseli had violated the conditions of her release by testing positive for illegal drug use. The court found that Kesseli had tested positive for more than one illegal substance on Sept. 21, and she was remanded to the LCYDC on Oct. 12 by Judge Powers, until such time as Monday’s hearing could take place. Now, Judge Powers has ruled that Kesseli must remain at the South Portland LCYDC detention facility until a hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2012.

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer State planners stand ready to act within weeks — instead of their usual snail’s pace — to back up efforts by Bridgton municipal officials not to let a $4 million development opportunity slip away from the most intensely urbanized area of downtown. Likewise, both the Lakes Environmental Association and the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation have endorsed the proposed ordinance amendments, scheduled for a Dec. 13 referendum vote. Bridgton Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian said Mike Morse, assistant shoreland zoning coordinator of the state Department of Environmental Protection, helped him come up with the game plan to slowly phase out the outdated 50,000square-foot-per-unit requirement for new commercial and residential development. The two met Oct. 18 at Morse’s Portland office, along with Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz, Code Enforcement Officer Robbie Baker and Berkowitz’s Executive Assistant, Georgiann Fleck. The four Bridgton officials brought along with them the town’s three major planning documents — the shoreland zoning, subdivision and site plan review ordinances — and, in a matter of hours, had the basic bones of the amendments in mind, said Manoian. They agreed with Morse’s advice to phase in much smaller, 5,000- and 1,000-squarefeet minimum lot sizes served by water and sewer by creating two subdistricts within the downtown’s shoreland-sensitive general development district along Stevens Brook — GD 1 in Pondicherry Square proper, and GD II elsewhere along the brook. Then it was back to Bridgton, where they continued the whirlwind effort, prompting Berkowitz to say in an e-mail, “I would not want this to be an every week occurrence.” Manoian, in fact, raced back for a 4 p.m. meeting with the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation, held at the Highland Lake Resort. There, he gave board members an update on the proposed amendments, as well as other projects he’s been working on. He hadn’t met with the BEDC since early summer, and they hadn’t been involved in any formal way in his discussions with Avesta Housing Corp., one of the region’s major developers of affordable housing — whose interest in developing a 21-unit senior housing complex in Pondicherry Square prompted the whirlwind to begin with. “We got into an exchange, and it was an open discussion,” Manoian said, declining to be more specific. “They said, “Give us your approach,” and they gave me their impres-

sions.” On Tuesday of this week, the BEDC responded formally “via e-mail only, due to time constraints,” wrote Skip Sullivan on behalf of the board. They said they support the changes for the general development district — but with conditions, ones with which Manoian and the other municipal employees strongly agree. Sewer system weaknesses, in terms of inflow and infiltration, must be addressed; and the town needs to get right to work on designing a comprehensive downtown parking plan. Manoian said work began this week by DDI Construction of Gorham to repair a line break around Pine Street that’s compromising the town’s licensed 21,000-gallon-a-day wastewater license for the lower ball field sewer bed. More work is planned, and the lower ball field usage right now is only around 5,200 gallons a day. “There’s no formal application before the town with Avesta, but if a developer of that type were to come in next summer, the inflow and infiltration would be all set,” said Manoian. The BEDC agreed that proposed changes to site plan review rules will allow developers to obtain parking permits, allowing for overnight parking in municipal lots. But they cautioned that, “Overnight parking will greatly reduce the efficiency of snow removal, and the additional costs should be supported by the permit holders. ” LEA wrote its own letter in support of the creation of GD 1 and GD II within shoreland zoning. “Because of the availability of public sewer and water, and because of extensive impervious surface area in Bridgton’s downtown, this proposal seems environmentally neutral,” wrote LEA Executive Director Peter Lowell. He said LEA will prepare a draft Official Shoreland Zoning Ordinance Map to show to voters, and a final map, if the proposal is successful. Manoian said DEP’s Morse was impressed with Bridgton’s efforts to “rise to the occasion” to accommodate new economic development for its downtown. “He’s been very responsive and open-minded. In this economy we don’t have the luxury of waiting, and these changes will maximize our options for downtown properties,” not just the former Chapter 11 site Avesta is eyeing, Manoian said. “They feel that it’s reasonable that they could make a very timely decision, in not months, but a week or two. They’re able to do that, because we provided them with good quality information, and we showed that we can do anything when we work as a team.”

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OH, NO! — Junior Girl Scout Mindy Miller of Bridgton reacts as her cardboard boat begins to take on water during the first “Girl Scout Boat Race” held at Highland Lake on Sept. 28. About 20 girls participated in the race, in which they had to build a boat that would allow them to float for 15 minutes out of nothing more than cardboard and a single roll of duct tape. (Photo by Kevin Murphy)

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ation has been completed; and the valuations have gone down. “We will be using those numbers for the 2012–13 budget, but it is too soon to tell if the town’s contributions will go down,” Small said. Town Manager Dave Morton, who spoke as taking a neutral stance, said while hiring a firm to do a property revaluation was a good thing, people should not expect that a lowered valuation would equal more education money from the state. “My biggest fear is that people have an expectation this would give an increase in state subsidy. The reason to reconsider a revaluation is not to capture education money. The reason to reconsider a revaluation is problems of equity,” Morton testified. Resident Steve Matsko, who owns two parcels on Watkins Road, agreed that the 2007 revaluation was bogus, and needed to be redone.

“I am going to echo what Mr. Levesque is saying, the revaluation needs to be thorough. Why should Kennebunk or any other town that is richer than Casco get more money per student?” he said. “Spending the $290,000 now is going to get us a million dollars back on Tier One,” he said. Earlier in the evening, Levesque had talked about studies he had done regarding education funding. “The 2007 revaluation essentially confirmed that Casco was a rich town and state school subsidies would be reduced annually until this year; the subsidy has been cut from $3,081 per student to just $438 this tax year,” he said, adding, “The estimate of subsidies lost since 2007 is $4,115,336.” When Levesque closed his argument during the beginning of the public hearing, his words challenged both the Casco Board of Selectmen who were seated in


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2007, and those who have been elected since then. “Let’s hope they stick it to you this time by voting ‘Yes’ in a large majority to force the town to make a revaluation,” he said. “Also, three members of the board of selectmen were not here in 2007. My advice to the three of you is quite simple: Don’t get sucked into trying to cover up for 2007 fiasco that Casco called a revaluation,” Levesque said. Resident Alice Darlington spoke against the revaluation. Darlington sits on the Casco Finance Committee, which voted last month to not recommend the referendum. “I disagree that the valuation was wrong,” Darlington said. She said she stood behind the board’s decision in 2007 to take

the less expensive route to finish the revaluation. “The valuation is in the past,” she said. “Everyone squeaks. I squeak when I see my tax bill.” “People will always be unhappy when taxes go up. The problem is not valuation or how it is done, the problem is the taxes we pay for the school,” Darlington said. The revaluation referendum landed on the upcoming ballot because a citizen’s petition received almost double the required number of signatures. The signature requirement is 10 percent of the voter turnout during the most recent gubernatorial race. According to the Town Office, 120 signatures are required, and the recent petition garnered slightly more than 200.

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The first time she had heard about it was during the Oct. 19 public hearing, but she was not surprised she had skimmed past the mistake. She barely glanced at her bill, she said. Darlington said after she received her tax bill, she looked at the amount and “set aside the bill to pay later.” Darlington said many residents might have done the same thing as she did. If people know about the mistake now, they won’t be confused or shocked later when they take out the bill and see the number for the town’s tax percentage has increased by 19 percent, instead of the one percent it should be, she said. As of Tuesday, the town did not have anything on its website to inform people about the incorrect information on the tax bills. Town Manager Morton said it would be a good idea to post something there.

“We’ll see about making those adjustments” to the Town of Casco website, Morton said.

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(Continued from Page A) to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance are applicable “exclusively to what is known as the Downtown General Development District,” Manioan said. “It would be a two-tier district.” In the more densely-developed General Development II District, “the parcels are historically small and (some) are completely asphalted,” Manoian stated. “Right now, the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance stipulates 50,000 square feet of land per residential unit,” town-wide, he said. However, because there is a “unified wastewater disposal system and public water, we are proposing to drop the 50,000-square-foot requirement down to 1,000 square feet of land per bedroom (in the General Development II District),” said Manoian. The proposed General Development I District “is a little less intensely-developed — the parcels are larger — and in our meetings with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (that must approve all changes made to a town’s Shoreland Zoning Ordinance) they have been stressing they want to see a two-tier approach and phase in gradually.” Changes proposed to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance include: • Page 13, Sec. 13 — Establishments of Districts — C. General Development District — pluralize the term “General Development District.” • Page 15, Sec. 14 — Table of Land Uses — change General Development District to General Development I District and General Development II District, so the phraseology stays consistent with the table that follows, with the following footnote to GD II District: “Except for #20 private sewage disposal systems for allowed uses which shall be prohibited in GD II District, all other approvals are as stipulated in GD I District.” • Section 15 — Land Uses Subsection A. Minimum Lot Standards — General Development I District, insert the words: “5,000 square feet or 5,000 square feet per bedroom, which ever is greater.” General Development II District — insert the following: “5,000 square feet or 1,000 square feet per bedroom, which ever is greater.*” The asterisk equals: “Wherever situated in whole or in part, the requirements set forth for the General Development II District shall apply.” Proposed changes to the Site Plan Review Ordinance include: • Article XIII — Design Standards — Section 1 — Lot Size and Dimensions — add to #2 at the end “or less as per subsection 5.a, below.” • Subsection 5.a. — Delete all of the 5.a. amendment and insert the following: “The minimum lot size for structures and buildings in the General Development I District and the general Development II District as referred to in the Town of Bridgton Shoreland Zoning Ordinance shall apply.” • Subsection 5.b. Delete all of the 5.b. amendment and insert the following revision: “Where a non-conforming lot in the General Development I District or General Development II District is less than the standard, the Planning Board may approve a change of use so long as the ratio of one bedroom for each 1,000 square feet of lot area is met and the lot is connected to the downtown municipal wastewater system and the Bridgton Water District water system.” • Section 10 — Special Regulations — a section proposed to be deleted will remain as is. It states: “Minimum side and rear setback 2 feet.” A change originally proposed to the Site Plan Review Ordinance regarding parking requirements will stay as is, with no changes. It reads: “Applicants may satisfy parking requirements by entering into a written agreement with another property owner or through the utilization of municipal parking lots allowing for overnight and winter parking. The applicant must demonstrate to the Planning Board a long-term lease or other arrangement within close proximity of the proposed development site. The lease or other arrangement must have a duration of at least five (5) years plus two consecutive five (5) year automatic renewal periods.” Steve Stevens asked, at the selectmen’s public hearing, if there is actually enough capacity at the town’s leach fields to accommodate future development of any size. Manoian said the Lower Ballfield leach field has been re-licensed by the DEP and there is now “21,000 gallons plus available.” Right now, the actual usage that should be going in to the Lower Ballfield is 5,138 gallons,” said Manoian. “So, we have 15,000 gallons per day.” The inflow and infiltration survey that is being performed by the Portland engineering firm of Wright-Pierce “will find out where the issues and problems are,” Manoian said. “Then, we are going to issue 30-day notices to repair (to the sewer system user) and if there is a hardship, we can use funds from the very healthy Enterprise Fund and then put a lien on that property.” Wastewater Committee Chairman Ray Turner announced that his committee would be meeting with the Bridgton Community Development Committee members on Oct. 26 to discuss how to plan for future sewer disposal fields. Selectman Doug Taft asked Manoian what would happen if the leach fields were not able to sustain the amount of inflow, as projected. “What’s our Plan B, Alan — to add to the present system or wait to do crisis-type management?” “The first part of the (Oct. 26) meeting with the Wastewater Committee and the Community Development Committee is to identify the right (future) parcels,” Manoian replied. “We’ve been working on this, for three years,” said Manoian, of improvements made to the municipal sewer system. “Bridgton should be proud of the fact the DEP — with the town’s newly-built beds and technology chambers — says some of the cleanest (sewerage) water they’ve seen is right here in Bridgton.” “I’ll meet the question head-on,” said Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said. “If we did nothing to our system today, and found the meters were (reading) consistently over, we would stop any further (additional) usage and would, in effect, stagnate development. That’s why we did the beds and got approval (from the DEP) within 60 days. At some point, we’re going to run out again.” Selectman Bernie King suggested the implementation of what Manoian termed an impact fee, for future sewer users. “It’s known as an impact fee,” said Manoian. “In order to develop, you have to pay up. Bridgton has never taken that course. It’s a judgment call, as to how it would be received in the development community. Again, this is the first town I’ve served in that doesn’t have impact fees.”


October 27, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Craft fairs Here’s a list of holiday craft fairs being held over the next few weeks in the Greater Bridgton area:

Bayberry Craft Fair

at the church on Route 107 in Sebago Center. Highlights this year include retro aprons, Victorian belts and handcrafted bags, as well as baby quilts and home-baked treats. The ladies will also be serving a lunch of chili, corn muffins, hot apple cider, and apple crisp. Come on down for some fellowship and fun!

HARRISON — The Bolsters Mills Ladies Guild will hold its annual Bayberry Craft Fair this Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bolsters Mills United Crafts in Methodist North Church on Sebago Bolsters SEBAGO Mills Road — A Craft in Harrison. and Bake Sale There’ll be will be held artisans, craftSaturday, Nov. ers, a gifted 5, from 9 a.m. to fiber spinner, a 2 p.m. at the North chocolatier, knitSebago Methodist Church ter, jewelry makers and professional photographer. on Route 114. A light lunch Refreshments and lunch will will be served. Crafts in Bridgton be served throughout the fair. Inn opening doors to Bridgton Arts & Crafts local artists will hold a Craft Fair & Bake NAPLES — For the 21st Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. year, the Inn at Long Lake, Saturday, Nov. 5 at their shop Lake House Road, Naples, is on Depot Street. Members will opening its doors to local art- be collecting non-perishables ists for a Holiday Craft Show for the food pantry during the on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. fair. There will also be home5 and 6. Saturday hours are baked goods for sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday Holly Berry Craft Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. NAPLES — The 21st annuDonations will benefit com- al Holly Berry Craft Fair will munity pantry projects, and be held at Lake Region High refreshments will be served School on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the great room. For more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake information, call 693-6226. Region High School. There’ll Sebago Church Fall Fair be many vendors, entertainSEBAGO — The Sebago ment throughout the day, activCenter Community Church ities for kids, baked goods and Ladies Circle is holding their a visit from Santa. For more annual Fall Fair on Saturday, CRAFT, Page B Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public suppers Here’s a list of public sup- around 5 p.m. pers being held over the next Benefit spaghetti dinner FRYEBURG — A benefit few weeks in the Greater spaghetti dinner for Bo Apt, Bridgton area: Baked beans in son of Fred and Ruth Apt of Brownfield Brownfield, will be held on BROWNFIELD — The Saturday, Nov. 5 from 4:30 Brownfield Community to 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Church will be serving a Baked Arena at Fryeburg Academy. Bean Supper on Saturday, Bo suffered a severe neck Oct. 29, from injury after a dirt 5 to 6:30 p.m. bike accident There’ll be in early July. baked beans and His prognoham, casseroles, sis is good, salads, bread, beverhowever Bo ages, apple pie and is a commercial other desserts. There is fisherman with no charge, but donations are no health insuraccepted. All are welcome. ance and will be out Come sing for of work for at least a year. Bo your supper was a member of the Fryeburg FRYEBURG — Come Academy Class of 2004. Cost bring your voice and some is $5 for students and $8 for food to share, and join oth- adults. For more information, ers at the Bradley Memorial call Jenn Pelkie at 935-3569 United Methodist Church in or e-mail jennysue4@yahoo. Fryeburg Harbor, on Saturday, com Knights offer Oct. 29, for their annual hymnpasta dinner sing and potluck supper. The The St. Joseph’s Knights singing will begin at 4 p.m. A guest organist will accompany of Columbus, Council 11376 the songs, which will be fol- will hold a Pasta Dinner on lowed by a potluck supper at SUPPERS, Page B

STEP INSIDE THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL — Open wide and say, “Ahhh!” The “doctor” (above) examines an unknown “resident” of Harrison at the Haunted Hospital. Visit the Haunted Hospital presented by Landmark Human Resources on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m., located at the Bridgton Ice Rink behind the old Town Hall on North High Street in Bridgton. This is a fundraiser for Landmark. For more information, call 647-8396. A 15-minute visit will last you a lifetime!

Sweden Community Emergency fund sponsoring a holiday fundraiser SWEDEN — To bring the joy of music and a festive introduction to the holiday season, a community concert and dessert event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Sweden Town Meeting House at 7 p.m. Tickets for “Holiday Harmonies & Decadent Desserts” will be available by calling Jane Gibbons at 6473987. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Proceeds will go to the Sweden Community Emergency Fund. The Holiday Harmonies program is led by professional songwriter and musician Davy Sturtevant, with Birds on a Wire (Greg and Jenny HuangDale and Janine Loubier) and Blue Side’s Ken and Laurie Turley already signed on as featured musicians. Classical, gospel, country and a holiday sing-along will be in the mix. Decadent desserts will include chocolate fondue, Yule logs, a gingerbread house and more. A raffle of lovely craft creations by Sweden residents will be held as well. Sweden residents who have found themselves in an emergency situation have benefited from the Community Emergency Fund for the last three years. Residents faced with insufficient income have sought emergency assistance to pay medical bills, childcare costs, home and auto costs, fuel bills and other emergencies.

The Community Emergency Fund is managed by the pastor of the Sweden Community Church, with funds donated by community-minded Sweden residents. With government cutbacks in funding for human services and a winter of hard-

ship anticipated by several residents, the fund needs to be replenished. To make a contribution to the Sweden Emergency Fund, please make out a check to Sweden Community Church and write “Community

Emergency Fund” on the bottom line. Send it to Sweden Community Fund, 12 Chase Place, Sweden, ME 04040. If you are a resident of Sweden and need assistance, please call Kim Marie, the church pastor, at 925-2526.

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Bridgton rec news

Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-1040

BRAG craft fair Volunteers for the BRAG Recreation Complex and the family of Laurie A. CarterBergen are working hard to prepare for a craft and vendor fair set for Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot St. across from Renys. There will be many homemade items: wooden furniture, candles, jewelry and much more. Shoppers can listen to Christmas music while shopping. There will be raffles and door prizes, as well as luncheon and pies on sale. For more information or rent a table, call Lyn at 627-7380. The Red Hat Ladies will be going to South Paris Congregational Church on Friday, Oct. 28. Dues need to be paid, and the noon meal costs $7. If for some reason you haven’t signed up, call Jan at 743-9474 to see if it’s still ok to attend.


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The Edes Falls Sewing Circle will be having their supper on Saturday, Oct. 29 with seatings at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Edes Falls Community Hall. Enjoy the yummy baked red and white beans, jellied salads, lemonade, coleslaw, potato salad and scrumptious homemade pies. Some of the ladies will be dressing up for Halloween. The hall will be decorated.

Bayberry Craft Fair

HARRISON — The Bolsters Mills Ladies Guild will hold its annual Bayberry Craft Fair this Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church on Bolsters Mills Road in Harrison. As always, there will be exceptional artisans and crafters with a gifted fiber spinner who spins wonderfully different and colorful yarns; a chocolatier making homemade chocolates, jellies, jams and other tasty treats; a knitter who always comes up with unusual and beautifully knitted items BAYBERRY, Page B

ANNUAL GIFT PRESENTED — Mrs. Sandy Weygandt, Bridgton Hospital Guild president, recently presented the group’s annual gift in the amount of $42,000 to Bridgton Hospital. Pictured (left to right) John Ludwig, Bridgton Hospital vice president; Mrs. Sandy Weygandt, Guild president; special guest Sawin Millett, commissioner of the State of Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services; David Frum, Bridgton Hospital president; and Philip Libby, hospital board chairman.

Guild presents annual gift

The Annual Meeting of the Bridgton Hospital Guild was held at the Campfire Grille Restaurant in Bridgton last Thursday, Oct. 20. Guild President, Sandra Weygandt, presided over the gathering of members and guests. Guests included Bridgton Hospital President R. David Frum, Philip Libby, chairman of the Board of Directors, John Ludwig, vice president of Administration, Pamela Smith, director of Development and Community Relations, and Marie Paul, Administration secretary. Special guest speaker was Sawin Millett, a member of

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There are only 66 shopping days until Christmas, but you can get all of your shopping done at the 21st Annual Holly Berry Craft Fair at Lake Region High School on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plans are underway to include a variety of vendors, live entertainment throughout the day, activities for the younger set, delicious food and a visit from Santa. The fair will offer a wide selection of handmade crafts and one-of-a-kind creations, where visitors will find everything from the usual to the unique, with something to fit every taste and budget. The Lake Region Project Graduation Committee is still accepting vendors for the fair. Booth rates are the following: An 8’x10’ space will cost $35, while a double space will cost $52. Tables are available for $10. Artisans are encouraged to call the number below and complete an application by Oct. 20. Exceptions will be made with phone contact by Oct. 26. If you are interested in participating as a crafter, vendor, entertainer or just want to help in any way possible, contact Loralee Leach at 632-3038 or e-mail at lrprojectgrad2012@





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and has also been a leader on the Maine Legislature’s budget writing Appropriations Committee as a House Member from Waterford. Commissioner Millett, a graduate of Bates College, has the significant job of guiding Maine through a challenging economic climate. To conclude the event, Mrs. Weygandt presented the Guild gift of $42,000 to Mr. Frum and Bridgton Hospital. The funds will be used to purchase rehabilitation equipment for the planned expansion of the swing bed rehabilitation area of the inpatient unit. This is the largest annual gift from the Guild since 1992, the 75th anniversary of the hospital.

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the Governor’s Cabinet and Commissioner of the State of Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Officers elected included at the meeting included: President, Sandra Weygandt; First Vice President, Fern Twitchell; Second Vice President, Terry Curns; Third Vice President, Marge Blaney; Corresponding Secretary, Sherry Morrison; Treasurer, Diana Fallon; and Secretary, Phyllis Ginzler. Commissioner Millett was introduced by Phyllis Ginzler, Guild secretary. Mr. Millet has served as a Commissioner or Associate Commissioner in the Administrations of Governors Longley, McKernan, and King

The Old Town Hall been reopened after a floor refinishing, and all Bridgton Recreation programs have returned to their normal schedules. Recreation Director Tom Tash thanks everyone for their patience. Session 2 registration is due for the Mad Science program, which runs six weeks, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1. The theme for this session is “Energize It!” and will fill up quickly with only 20 spots available. The program is held at Stevens Brook Elementary School on Tuesdays, from 3:15 to 4:14 p.m. New this fall, the Karate Afterschool Program runs on Thursdays year round from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School. Forms are available at the Bridgton Municipal Center, the town’s website or from an instructor. Youth Basketball Program registrations are due by Thursday, Nov. 10. The program is open to grades K-6. For more information, visit www. cfm or call Tash at 647-8786. Bridgton’s annual Halloween Party will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall at 26 North High Street. Those interested in volunteering should contact Tash at 6478786.


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(Continued from Page B) ranging from hats and mittens to shawls, handbags, and more; a couple of jewelry makers with their own differing styles; handmade wooden toys; and really creative ribbon necklaces, to mention only a few. Oxford Hills’ well-known photographer, Robin Priest, will be there with her creative photos and gift items. In fact there will be craft tables both upstairs as well as downstairs. Look for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas crafts and scrumptiously baked goods including yummy homemade pies. Refreshments and lunch will be served throughout the fair. Proceeds benefit the church’s Camp Mechuwana Scholarship Fund.

Insurance professionals chapter for women forms

The newly-organized Oxford Hills Chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals met Oct. 6 in Market Square. Although new to the

Saco River settlers

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street. There will be a brief business meeting followed by guest speaker Jack Wadsworth, who will talk on “Early Settlers Along the Saco River in Hiram.” Refreshments will be served after the meeting; everyone is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Diane Jones at 697-3484 or ewjones@


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Oxford Hills area, the National Association of Insurance Women began in 1938 as a way for women involved in the insurance industry to network for educational purposes. Through this organization, women all over the world have been able to establish strong industry alliances and enhance their professional development. In 2011, the association adopted the trade name, International Association of Insurance Professionals, to better reflect the breadth and diversity of its membership. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month (from Sept. through June) beginning at 5:15 p.m. at W. J. Wheeler Insurance in South Paris, with meetings lasting around an hour. Each month the chapter invites a speaker who presents information regarding professional updates, educational training or

personal development strategies. IAIP Oxford Hills invites all insurance and risk management professionals to join them for their next monthly meeting on Nov. 3, when the guest speaker will address the growing concerns around identity theft. For more information regarding this organization and membership benefits, contact Kate Houston, IAIP Oxford Hills chapter president, at 743-9812.

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NAPLES — A Baked Bean Supper and raffle fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 for the family of Troy Bell, who was injured in a motorcycle accident. Supper will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Songo Locks SUPPER, Page B


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THEY ARE PROS — Members of the Oxford Hills Chapter of the National Association of Insurance Women are, from left, front row: Sherry DeBaradinis, Diane Merrill and Sarah Cummings; back row: Kate Houston, Deb Trowbridge, Marianne Todd, Sarah Giffin, Kathy Morgan and Kristi Swallow. Missing from photo are Rita LeBlanc-Durgin, Gwen Trask and Carol Lessard.

Putting a different twist in traditional and contemporary Christian music, award-winning trumpeter Chiz Rider will present a concert on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Alliance Church, 368 Harrison Road, Bridgton. Renowned in both Christian and secular musical circles, ministry is the first priority of Chiz Rider. Through his music, Chiz has spread Christ’s message of love and salvation to millions. He has been featured in a Billy Graham Crusade and at colleges, conferences and churches across the country. Since he was four, Chiz has been refining his contemporary pop-jazz style to present the great music of the church. He became the youngest artist to be signed by Myrrh Records since Amy Grant. From Amazing Grace to Olde Tyme Religion and patriotic arrangements, his music proves to be


Project Linus work session

SEBAGO — A Project Linus work session will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Sebago Center Community Church, 403 Bridgton Road, Sebago. The Maple Grove Grange Knit Wits have organized the blanket/quilt-making event to be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants are asked to use the back entrance and bring their own machine, sewing tools and extension cord or any project they wish to construct or come ready to help with constructing ones the Knit Wits have partially prepared. A few flannel kits are ready for sewing, fleece pieces need edging, and assembled quilt tops need filler, backing, tacking and binding. Another need is to press and attach labels. Non-sewers and part-timers are welcome.  A light lunch will be provided. A call to 787-2489 will be appreciated to indicate lunch attendance.

October 27, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

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Read to support our earth

The New Suncook Book Character Day will be held at the school on Monday, Oct. 31. This year the theme of the students’ reading is “Read to Support Our Earth.” The Character Day Parade gives the student the chance to dress up in costumes from characters in the books they read. The students not only get to take part in the parade, which will take place at 12:45 p.m. in the gym, but they have the chance to win a prize of a sundae treat for reaching the goal of hours read. As of Oct. 21, the students had read 608 hours for the past week, which means (added to the first total to reach their goal) each class must read 173 hours to accumulate the 3,500 total hours. If there are grandparents out there who like to read, or older brothers or sisters who’d like to help out, you can contact the school and donate hours you’ve read. Parents and family members are invited to attend the


(Continued from Page B) Saturday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. at the St. Joseph Parish Hall. It will consist of all you can eat pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. Price is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the Mother Seton House.

Grange turkey supper

NEW GLOUCESTER — On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sabbathday Lake Grange will hold its annual Turkey Supper with all the fixings. The handicappedaccessible hall is located at 370 Sabbathday Road, New Gloucester, just off Route 26. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

Craft fairs

(Continued from Page B) information, call Loralee Lech at 632-3038 or e-mail

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“parade” if possible. For those who were unable to make the Lovell Rec 20112012 Winter Sign-ups on Oct. 25, there will be another sign-up at the Lovell Rec Building on Smarts Hill Road on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Halloween and Harvest Festival. Programs offered this year are eighth grade Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Nordic Skiing at King Pine Ski Area, third grade Basketball Fundamentals, sixth grade Boys Basketball, sixth grade Girls Basketball, K6 Wrestling, Cheerleading for grades 2-5 and Vitality & You adult exercise class (no sign up required). On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Lovell Recreation and the New Suncook PTA are joining together for the annual Halloween and Harvest Festival at the VFW Hall on Smarts Hill Road from 6 to 8 p.m. This community free event is open to old and young alike. There will be Halloween games and crafts and a terrifying haunted house to explore. There

CRC holiday plans (Continued from Page B) preparation for winter needs. CRC volunteers will be at Tony’s Foodland in Naples on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon to collect non-perishable food items. CRC will accept gently-used coats to be available for those in need, as well as accept new toys for the upcoming Christmas for Kids

Christmas comes to Casco Village

CASCO — Over a dozen vendors will display many unique and wonderful items at Casco Village Church United Church of Christ “Christmas in the Village” fair on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a lobster roll luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There’ll be wreaths, handmade crafts, baked goods, fudge and confections, antiques and collectibles, lobster rolls and corn chowder, awesome raffle items, new and gently used clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, Christmas decorations, aprons and cookbooks and a cookie walk. The church is located at 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village.

program. Anyone wishing to make a financial donation may do so during the drive or mail a check to: Naples Community Resource Council, P.O. Box 447, Naples, ME 04055. Naples CRC thanks the public for its continued support to help community members in need.



Annual Sleigh Bell Bazaar

The annual Sleigh Bell Bazaar by the United Methodist Church will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an Italian luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with various pasta dishes, along with lots of crafts and a bake sale. An oven-fried chicken dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at a cost of $8.

will be the Witches Brew CookOff, costume contest with prizes awarded and new this year, an Egg Haunt, so bring a flashlight to join in the fun. For those who’d like to take part in the cook-off, call Jean Andrews at 925-1163 to register. As always, for an event like this, volunteers are needed; call Jean or e-mail her at There will an afternoon of pumpkin-carving at the Center Lovell Market on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Children and parents are urged to come and display their creativity and imagination and carve the funniest, ugliest monster — just let go and have fun. All sizes of pumpkins will be supplied by the market for the enjoyment of the community. The Rite Aid in Fryeburg is holding a Drug Return for unused or expired drugs on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to clean out the medicine cabinet of all those drugs and pills that can no longer be used. This is a safety measure for those with

young children. This community service is co-sponsored by the Fryeburg Police Department. Don’t forget to sign up for Lovell’s Fourth Annual Chili Challenge, the “Battle of the Bowls.” To enter, contact Stan Tupaj at 925-1500 or go to stan@ There are two divisions: individuals, with an entry fee of $10, or businesses/organizations, with an entry fee of $20. Three of the old judges have already signed on. All fees go to the Lovell Friends Helping Friends project. There is a warning out from the Lovell Neighborhood Watch about a man posing as a policeman. This man drives a light-colored Ford Crown Victoria with a bubble light on the top. If anyone is stopped by this type of vehicle and you have a cell phone, call 911 and then drive on when he approaches the car. He is heavyset and wears no uniform, so it’s better to be safe then sorry. Don’t forget to get your brochure for the 6th annual Gasping Gobbler Walk/Run to be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. To enter, contact Tupaj at 9251500. When life throws you a curve ball, there is nothing better to help you through your trials than family and friends. My daughter Robin Jensen, who lives in Fryeburg, is going through a bad patch, including surgery and recovery. She would like to thank all her family, friends and neighbors who have been so thoughtful toward her. She’d also like to thank Rev. Alison Jacobs and her congregation and Rev. James Warnock and his congregation for all their prayers. To those who sent flowers and cards, you realize that it always makes someone feel better knowing people are thinking and praying for you. As her mother, I’d like to thank my family, friends and neighbors who have called with concerns for Robin and sent cards to keep my spirits up. I’d like to thank my church for keeping both Robin and me in their prayers. The greatest thing about living in a small town are friends who stick by you when you need them.

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Flu clinic Oct. 31

The HomeHealth Visiting Nurses will offer a flu clinic at the Bridgton Community Center on Monday, Oct. 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. The clinic is open to ages nine and older. Parental consent is required for children under 18. Insurances accepted are Medicare Part B, Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim, Martin’s Point and Anthem/Blue Cross. For those paying privately, fees are $30 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, call 1-800-660-4867. A Costume Ball fundraiser for the Bridgton Art Guild will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the old Town Hall, North High Street. The Bridgton Health Center

is offering a bus trip to Salem, Mass. on Saturday, Oct. 29. The bus leaves the center at 7 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 6933408. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is holding a Prescription Drop-off event on Saturday, Oct. 29 starting at 9 a.m. at the Community Center. A Pizza and Ghosts Party for grades 6-8 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Community Center. On Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, there’ll be a free Kids Halloween at the old Town Hall. A free Community Kettle Supper will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School.

FREEPORT — Jack-o’-lanterns will be lighting up the night’s sky at L.L.Bean this Saturday in Freeport as Camp Sunshine holds its ninth annual Pumpkin Festival, presented by Hancock Lumber and Androscoggin Bank. The evening will include kids’ activities, costume parade, corporate carving challenge, whoopie pie eating contest, pumpkins-on-wheels derby, and a spectacular display of 6,000 lit jack-o’-lanterns. The event is scheduled to run on Oct. 29 from noon to 8 p.m. at the L.L.Bean flagship store in downtown Freeport. All proceeds from the event will go to help Camp Sunshine,

a one-of-a-kind national retreat in Casco, for children with lifethreatening illnesses and their families. Camp Sunshine has set a goal to raise $60,000 — enough to sponsor an entire week at Camp Sunshine for 40 families in need. Festival participants can help by sponsoring pumpkins for $10 each (every $10 donation is entered into drawing for two round-trip tickets on JetBlue). As of Oct. 19, Camp Sunshine is 1,542 pumpkins short of its goal of 6,000 sponsored pumpkins. To sponsor a pumpkin(s) prior to the festival, visit www.campsunshine. org/pumpkinfestival or text CAMP to 20222.

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Thanksgiving Basket drive

Black Horse Tavern supports museum

Join supporters of the Rufus Porter Museum for a night at the Black Horse Tavern Restaurant (Portland Road) in Bridgton on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Black Horse Tavern — voted one of the Top 10 restaurants in southern Maine — has made a generous offer to donate 10% of the evening’s dinner profits from 4 p.m. to closing (9:30 p.m.) to the museum. Funds will help the museum’s effort to renovate and relocate

the Rufus Porter Museum presently located on North High Street to the new museum location on Main Street, in downtown Bridgton. So, stop by the Black Horse Tavern on Nov. 5, enjoy a meal and know that you have supported a local, nonprofit museum. Show up at the restaurant and say, “Rufus Porter sent me.” For more information, call 647-3724.

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to assist with the purchase of those items not collected through the food drives. Donations to help defray the cost of purchasing those supplemental items for the baskets may be mailed to St. Joseph’s Church, Bridgton, attention of Roger Plante, chair, or to First Congregational Church, Bridgton, attention of Beth Cossey, chair. Past contributions have been extremely helpful, and the smiles on the faces of the recipients of the Thanksgiving Baskets confirm that such thoughtfulness and generosity is much appreciated.

Punkin chunkin

SEBAGO — Sebago’s Spaulding Memorial Library will be holding a Punkin Chunkin from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 (rain date Nov. 6) at the lower ball field behind Sebago Elementary School. Participants will have pumpkins and apples to load into two giant slingshots, and they will launch them and “watch ‘em fly” across the field. Take Marina Road, across from the fire station, to Pit Road, and park near the field. There will be cider, a 50-50 raffle and pumpkins and apples. Call the library at 787-2321 or Claudia Lowe at 787-3445 for more information.

Supper for family

(Continued from Page B) School, 125 Songo Locks Road, Naples. Tickets are now being sold for the 50/50 raffle, which will be drawn the night of the dinner. Homemade baskets will also be raffled off the night of the dinner, which costs $7 for adults, $4 for children 5-12, and under five free. Please help take one less worry off this family’s mind. If you would like to make a donation, contact Donna Norton at 627-6960 or Kim Merrill at 693-3189.

Beekeeping talk

HARRISON — The Harrison Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the museum on Haskell Hill Road. Barbara Dalgaard will speak on beekeeping. Please join society members to learn more about this fascinating business. For more information, call 583-2213.

GREATLY APPRECIATED — Bridgton Community Center Director Carmen Lone accepts a check from Bridgton Lions Club member Bob Pelletier to help fund the BCC Fuel Collaborative.

Lions donate to Fuel Collaborative

When one thinks of the Lions Club, eyeglasses come to mind. The Lions Club’s eyeglass program is an important one, but do we appreciate all that they do for area communities.  When the Bridgton Lions Club started holding their regular meetings at the Bridgton Community Center, BCC Director Carmen Lone learned a lot more about this wonderful group of people.  Recently, Lion Bob Pelletier entered Lone’s office with his usual friendly smile and presented her with a check for $750 to support the efforts of

the BCC Fuel Collaborative. “I was not surprised,” Lone said. “Their (Lions Club) generosity has come at a time when Fuel Collaborative funds are dangerously low.” The need is great and all donations are appreciated. Checks should be mailed to the BCC Fuel Fund, c/o Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton, ME 04009.   “A hearty thank you to all of the members of the Bridgton Lions Club for their thoughtful generosity and continued commitment to the people of Bridgton,” Lone added.

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St. Joseph’s Church and the First Congregation Church of Bridgton are once again cochairing the community effort to provide a Thanksgiving Basket for each family in the community that may need assistance at this time. Applications for a Thanksgiving Box can be obtained from the local food pantries, or from the “Clothes Closet” sponsored by First Congregational Church. With the high costs for gas, heating oil and increases in unemployment, the need for assistance with basic food needs has also increased. The greater Bridgton area has been supportive of this project for many years, in a number of different ways. For the past several years, students at the Stephens Brook Elementary School have conducted a food drive. The non-perishable items collected by the students have been divided between the churches, and are used to fill the Thanksgiving boxes. The “food drive” in the Bridgton community by the local Boy Scouts also contributes items to be included in the Thanksgiving boxes. Although for many of us, the real “planning” for our own Thanksgiving celebration occurs closer to Thanksgiving, members and friends of both churches have also conducted a weekly collection of canned goods, desserts, soups and numerous other items over the past two months in preparation of the packing of Thanksgiving baskets. Gyger’s Orchards has generously provided a bag of apples for each recipient for a number of years. In addition to the “food” contributions listed, each family will receive a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, bread, milk, etc. Each year the “Thanksgiving Basket” committees look to the community for money donations


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Group, 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Nov. 1 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-8786. Nov. 1 — Mad Science session 2 begins, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. Nov. 1 — Feast of All Saints, 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Rd. FMI: 647-8549. Nov. 1 — NAMI Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 2 — Senior Lunch, noon, United Methodist Church. Nov. 2 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 2 — Chiz Rider in Concert, 6:30 p.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, 368 Harrison Rd. FMI: 647-2027. Nov. 3 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, Club Assembly, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Nov. 3 — Community Kettle, 5 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. Nov. 3 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 5 — Bargain Hunter’s Breakfast, 5 to 11 a.m., Ricky’s Diner. FMI: 647-3116. Nov. 5 — Pasta Dinner by Knights of Columbus, 5 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. Nov. 5 — Craft Fair & Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Arts & Crafts, Depot St. Nov. 5 — Bruce Roberts Toy Fund applications due, Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. BROWNFIELD Oct. 29 — Baked Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Church. Oct. 29 — Dance with Linwood Cash and The Ridge Riders, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Brownfield Lions Den. Oct. 30 — Halloween events, noon pumpkin-carving, 2-4:30 p.m. hoe down, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; costume contest, Community Center. Nov. 2 ­— Playgroup, 9:30 to



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Fryeburg businesses plan business networking socials

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Business Association is very excited about their new sponsored business socials taking place on a regular basis in Fryeburg. The purpose of these “socials” is to create a networking opportunity for people to learn about each other and share their information while enjoying a social night out. This new open format allows businesses to promote themselves or partner with another business for a greater visibility and networking event! F r y e b u rg Business

Association members will be receiving notices via e-mail for November and December. Mark your calendars for Monday, Nov. 21 when a social will be hosted from 5 to 7 p.m. by the Hastings Law Firm at 376 Main Street in Fryeburg. Given the time of year, they ask that attendees consider bringing a donation for the Brownfield Food Pantry (canned or boxed), that the pantry will give out to those in need at Christmas time. This will be a catered evening of refreshments as well as door prizes and a shared story of their long history in the Town of

Halloween party

HARRISON — Harrison Recreation and Harrison Youth Boosters will present a Halloween Festival for local children ages 1-12 on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Harrison Fire Station. Activities will include cookie decorating, pumpkin bowling, worm bobbing, eyeball hunt, arts and crafts table, jack-o’-lantern ring toss, capture the witch’s hat, cupcake walk to music, eyeball bounce and pin the spider on the web. Healthy refreshments will be served. There will be a costume parade at 6:15 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Rec Director Paula Holt at 5832241 or e-mail

Lions make donation

(Continued from Page B) emergency electrical generator for the Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn. This past spring the event raised $2,800, which was designated for the “Orokawa Foundation Family — Volunteer Center” project, and presented to Camp Sunshine in May. Additionally, over the past year the club conducted an ongoing raffle of a diamondencrusted horseshoe pendant necklace. The necklace had been given to Camp Sunshine by the parent of one of the children being cared for at the camp, and asked that it be raffled to benefit the camp. A local woman was the lucky winner of the piece, which was professionally appraised at $1,200. The actual raffle proceeds of $540 were, in turn, presented to Camp Sunshine this past week. Added to the

previous donation, the Naples Lions has now contributed a total of $3,340 to their everincreasing support of the camp. In all, 41 Lions Clubs, exactly one-half the total in Maine, contributed $10,140 to the new volunteer center, which is now fully operational. The club wishes to announce that due to the high level of success of sales of the homebaked pies during their annual “Apples on the Causeway” sale in October, the club will be taking orders for both apple and pumpkin pies in time for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. An advertisement and order blank will appear in The News editions of Nov. 3 and 10 for your order. Phone-in orders can also be made before Nov. 16 by calling the Augustus Bove House at 693-6165. Pies will be available for pickup on Nov. 22, at a cost of $12 each, prepaid.

Fryeburg. The Fryeburg Business Association Socials will end the year of 2011 with a social hosted by the all new “Dream it…Create it Studios,” formerly known as Carol Hanson Art. This is a cooperative boutique and education center located on Portland Street in the heart of Fryeburg, with working art studios featuring artists Carol Hanson, Ivy Jordan and Maxine Z. Wolfe. These creative ladies invite the public to join them on Wednesday, Dec. 11 between 5 to 7 p.m. for their Fryeburg Business Association Social. They will have assorted refreshments and hors d’oeuvres as well as fun surprises to share.   “Dream it…Create it Studios” offers a full variety of classes and parties for all ages in many different mediums. They enthusiastically welcome artists to show, sell, and teach at Dream it…Create it Studios.  Plan to attend FBA November business meeting at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Note that the date has been changed from the second Tuesday of the month to the third only for November due to Election Day.  For more information about the Fryeburg Business Association or to become a member, please go to the website at

HIS NEW BIKE — Members of the Bridgton/Fryeburg Knights of Columbus stand behind Phillip Greene of Sebago as he tests the new bike they donated to him. From left are Phil Gabardi, Bob Pelletier, Greene’s parents Alan and Valerie, Rich King, Roland Dube and Jerry Cook.

Knights donate bike

Ten-year-old Phillip Greene of Sebago is happy with his new bike, donated by the Bridgton/Fryeburg Knights of Columbus. Phillip can now look forward to exercising regularly as he rides safely on his threewheeler in the driveway of his home. The Knights of Columbus presented the bike to Phillip with funds from their Tootsie Roll collections in Bridgton and Naples. In addition to projects like this, the Knights donate regularly from these candy collections to local organizations that provide help to physically and mentally disadvantage children. In addition to raising funds through dinners, golf

Free aging seminar

FRYEBURG — Spice & Grain is sponsoring a free seminar titled “Building a Natural Fountain of Youth” on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Firehouse Meeting Room, located above the business at 17 Portland Street. David Termine of New Chapter Organics Solutions will talk about inflammaging and its effect on healthy aging and the immune response. Inflammaging is a term coined to describe one way in which the immune system runs awry with age. For more information, visit or call 347-1703.

NAPLES — A flu shot clinic provided by VNA “Say Boo to the Flu” will be held at the Naples Town Hall gym on Monday, Oct. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to the public. VNA will process the flu shots for those who have insurance, and for those who have no medical insurance or cannot afford it, they will provide the shot free of charge. All children getting their shots on that day will receive a free Halloween goodie bag. Also that day, Dona Forke will present a free nutrition class entitled “How to Build a Healthy Immune System through Nutrition.” This class is being offered in the large meeting room at the Naples Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 31 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is open to the public to attend and advance registration is not required. All those attending Dona’s class will be

entered into a drawing for door prizes, such as Magic Lantern movie passes, Subway gift cards and other gifts. These services are being provided as a service to the community by CrossWalk Community Outreach, who is committed to providing healthy resources and nutrition to Lake Region community members. For more information, e-mail crosswalkoutreach@ or call 615-3226.

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Naples CRC’s holiday plans

NAPLES — The Naples Community Resource Council is making plans for its upcoming holiday activities. As the community is aware, the CRC has for many years provided Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas for Kids program and a weekly Food Pantry at the Naples United Methodist Church. CRC would not be able to provide these services for the needy without the generous support of community members. Pantry volunteers have seen an increase need for food. For this reason, CRC now offers, in addition to the Tuesday morning time, evening hours. During Hurricane Irene, the CRC worked with other agencies and helped provide over 200 meals for those affected by the storm. Now, CRC needs to turn to the community to help restock the pantry shelves in CRC, Page B

Lions Calendar donate to Camp Sunshine (Continued from Page B)

NAPLES LIONS RALLY FOR VOLUNTEERS — Naples Lions Club President Arlene Stetson and Treasurer Diana Monaco presented a check for $540 to Matt Hoidel, executive director of Camp Sunshine in Casco. The donation represents proceeds from a year-long raffle of a diamond-encrusted necklace conducted by the club. The $540, when added to $2,800 May donation, brings the total to $3,340 by the local club toward the building fund for the “Orokawa Foundation Family — Volunteer Center” at Camp Sunshine. The center is shown in the rear of the photo.


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NAPLES — A year ago in September, the Lions Clubs across Maine held a district-wide meeting at Camp Sunshine in Casco. During his welcoming remarks, Executive Director Matt Hoidel told delegates that a new volunteer center was being built to house Camp Sunshine volunteers. Following Hoidel’s comments, then-District 41 Governor Duke Goranites of the Harrison Lions Club suggested that the 82 clubs of the district adopt the center’s building fund as a special charitable gift during the next fiscal year. The suggestion received unanimous support. Locally, the Naples club decided to designate proceeds from its annual spring fundraiser to the cause. A recent custom of the club has been to hold a supper and silent auction in April to support one of the charities espoused by the Maine Lions District. For example, in 2010 they gave over $2,300 to help fund an LIONS, Page B

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ABOVE THE REST — Clearly, Fryeburg Academy senior Stefan Sjekloca was shoulders above the rest of the competition Saturday as he scored two goals to lead the Raiders past Oak Hill 9-1. Sixth-seeded Fryeburg advanced to the Class B quarterfinals Wednesday against third-seed Yarmouth. (Rivet Photo)

Oakies no match for these Raiders

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Beware of the Raiders, they are starting to seriously jell as a major offensive threat. Winners of five straight heading into Saturday’s Class B West preliminary game, the sixth-ranked Raiders put on a scoring clinic at the expense of 12th-seed Oak Hill as Stefan Sjekloca, Paul Kurnick and Austin Ward each scored two goals in a 9-1 romp at the Academy. The victory propelled Fryeburg (10-5) into the quarterfinals yesterday against third-seed Yarmouth. The Clippers beat the Raiders 1-0 in a game in which Fryeburg had many good scoring chances back in mid-September, but JUST PAST THE GOALIE — Fryeburg Academy’s Paul Kurnick (left) was just able to shoot the ball past oncoming Oak Hill one suspects FA will carry a goalie Sam Morin during the second half of Saturday’s Class B West preliminary boys’ soccer playoff game. The Raiders broke little chip on their shoulder open a 2-0 halftime lead into a 9-1 rout. The Raiders advanced to the quarterfinals against Yarmouth. (Rivet Photo) when they return to Yarmouth

Lakers make 2nd Jay trip worth it By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer JAY — Unlike the regular season, the playoffs carry more emotion and sense of urgency since teams know there is no tomorrow if they lose. Lake Region players found themselves on an emotional rollercoaster last week, making the long trip to Jay only to find out unsafe field conditions resulted in postponement and a return trip the next day against eighth-seeded Spruce Mountain. “The girls were disappointed after traveling all that way on Friday. But, they handled it well. I don’t think it was too bad because it was clearly unsafe conditions,” LR Coach Lynne Harrison said. “I reminded them just how angry we would be if someone told us our field was terrible. That’s their home field, their school. The Jay players were probably angry and a little insulted that we wouldn’t play on their field. Luckily, it was the athletic directors’ and officials’ call.” Coach Harrison expected Spruce Mountain to come out fired up “to defend their honor”

on Saturday afternoon. “I can’t understand why a team as good as they are would be made to play on such an unsafe field. The call should have been made well before we arrived on Friday,” Coach Harrison added. Lake Region made the return trip worthwhile as Sydney Hancock and Rachel Wandishin scored late in the second half for a 2-0 win. The ninth-seeded Lakers (7-8-1), however, saw their playoff run end Tuesday when they lost 4-0 to top-ranked Morse in Bath. Although the Lakers hadn’t seen Spruce Mountain during the regular season, Coach Harrison knew the key to stopping the Phoenix was to key on leading scorer Lexi Deering. “Kayla Gray played fantastic defense on her (Deering). Every time she touched the ball, Kayla was there. She just shut her down completely,” Coach Harrison said. “Kayla’s sacrifice made it possible for the team to win.” LR goalie Emily Bartlett continued her stalwart play, coming off an impressive outing against York, when she denied Deering

for the rematch. The winner plays Saturday in the Class B West semi-finals. Although Oak Hill arrived with a 3-11 record, the Oakies (also known as Raiders) played FA tough for most of the first half. Fryeburg broke the ice with about nine minutes gone when Sonam Sherpa (who would leave the contest in the second half after suffering a shoulder injury following a collision with an Oak Hill player while chasing a ball down the sideline) dribbled past a couple defenders along the right side and crossed a pass to Stefan Sjekloca, who chipped the ball past Oak Hill junior goalie Sam Morin. Milos Mijokov dazzled the OH defenders with his fancy footwork, which enabled him to elude three defenders and then dish off a perfectly placed RAIDERS, Page C

Great start, poor finish for Lakers

ON THE BREAK — Lake Region’s Rachel Wandishin has been a sparkplug all season, and scored a goal in last Friday’s 2-0 prelim soccer win against Spruce Mountain. (Rivet Photo) on a penalty kick early in the hardly challenged Bartlett. game. The LR defense — led Meanwhile, the LR offense by Kasey Huntress who “domi- kept getting closer and closer nated and was there whenever to scoring. anyone needed help,” Coach “Rachel and Sydney continuHarrison said — stifled the ally applied offensive pressure,” Phoenix attack, which was lim- Coach Harrison said. And, that ited to long-range shots that LAKERS, Page C

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer GRAY — If Lake Region could have played the entire 48 minutes like they did the first three minutes against Gray-New Gloucester, their season would have ended on a high note. An electric 30-yard kick-off return by freshman Quinn Piland set the tone as the Lakers hammered the ball for big gains and marched 50 yards to score in six plays. Jamie Anderson (17 carries, 84 yards) scored from a yard out and rushed for 22 yards on the drive. But, the Patriots (1-7) matched the Lakers (0-8) intensity and scored 26 unanswered points to win the showdown of winless clubs, 26-12. It proved to be a disappointing night for the Lakers and Head Coach Jason Simmons. “Hopefully tonight was a learning experience for our younger players. When they think about staying in bed and not getting up and working out in the summer, hopefully they remember what it felt like tonight,” Coach Simmons said. “We’re a small squad (in numbers). Tonight, we ran out of gas. We made some big plays, but we made too many mistakes.” Two big fumbles and the loss

of talented running back and linebacker Cody Gibbons (shoulder injury) were costly. The Patriots tied the game with a 68-yard drive as senior quarterback Roman Latno found freshman wideout Adam Dumas all alone in the left corner of the end zone for a 15-yard TD. The Pats kept the drive alive converting on a fake punt as the snap went to Latno, who gained two yards to the LR 44 for a first down. Lake Region seemed primed to go ahead as quarterback Ryan Skillern hooked up with Jake Anderson for a 30-yard strike to the GNG 19. But, the Patriots stopped two runs for losses and Anderson (15 carries, 70 yards) came up a few yards shy on fourth down. Patriot junior runningback Josh Greenleaf (19 carries, 163 yards) brought the home crowd to life with a 71-yard touchdown run with 6:08 left in the second quarter. LR knocked on the door, reaching the Patriot 25, but were unable to gain a yard on three tries to keep the drive alive. Bruising fullback Kamen Scott was out for the end of the series, having been dinged duing play. His absence hurt the Lakers rush attack. GNG threatened again late in the half, but LR linebacker Kamen


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Regional sports

Raiders light up Oakies in 2nd half

(Continued from Page C) pass which Sjekloca one-timed a drive past Morin, who had ventured out of his goal crease at 22:19. Sjekloca made a superb bid for his third goal just a minute later, heading a ball that just missed the left post, prompting Oak Hill coaches to yell out, “Do you think that one of you guys might want to start to cover #9 (Sjekloca)!” Despite being seriously outplayed over the first 40 minutes, Oak Hill trailed by just a deuce. The second 40, however, would become a shoot-fest. A scorer, Sjekloca also showed his playmaking skills with a nifty crossing pass to

Paul Kurnick, who tipped a drive past Morin just two minutes into the second half for a 3-0 Fryeburg lead. Earlier in the game, Mijokov uncorked a blistering drive that seemed to sting Morin’s gloved hands. At the 26:53 mark, Mijokov found the twines with a drive to Morin’s left. Assisting were Kurnick and Sjeckloca. Fryeburg made it 5-0 at 20:49 as Austin Ward headed a high drive off a corner kick, which deflected off an Oak Hill defender near the right post for a goal. As he went into a slide, Kurnick made it 6-0 by just pushing a shot off past Morin at 19:56. Oak Hill spoiled Raider goalie Paul Dostie’s bid for

SENDING A MESSAGE — After scoring the game’s first goal, Fryeburg Academy’s Stefan Sjekloca lets Raider fans know who was Number 1 on this day. (Rivet Photo)

LR field hockey has bright future The Lake Region junior varsity field hockey team finished their regular season with an impressive record of 8-2-4. The four scoreless ties occurred within the first four games of the season. “We made it our early focus to learn how to play tight team defensive, which paid off throughout the entire season,”

Coach Lisa Shane said. The Lakers scored 23 goals against their opponents while only allowing six. The JV offense made excellent improvement with their quick paced give and go passing. Assertive and team oriented, these ladies really worked well together. After the return JV RECAP, Page C

the shutout as junior Gardner Logan ripped a shot that found the left corner at 16:41. Ward tallied his second goal at 15:11 for a 7-1 Raider lead. Coach Bob Hodgman-Burns shuffled in his reserves, who were hungry to get involved in the scoring action. Fryeburg continued to dominate territorial play as Tyler Saunders scored off a well-timed crossing pass from the right side by Alec Perry with 14:47 left in the game. Moments after Blaine

Andreoli came on to relieve Dostie in the FA net, the freshman goalie had just enough reach to tip a solid drive wide of the cage. At the other end, Raider senior Lionel Rutabayin closed out the scoring with a booming drive with 46.5 seconds left, off a pass from Gabe Perry. Over a six game stretch, the Raiders outscored their opponents 36-4. They hoped to keep that offensive engine running in high gear yesterday at Yarmouth.

Some like it muddy, other runners don’t

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Brody Stofflet is a leader by example. “Brody became a captain in his junior year because he always puts the team first by helping out wherever he can,” Lake Region varsity boys’ soccer Head Coach Don White said. “Brody is an outstanding teammate who is always supportive and does whatever he can to make the team better. He is just a really great kid and fun to coach.”  Brody has been somewhat of a soccer ambassador. He was a tremendous help coaching the youth soccer camp last summer.  And, this fall, he continued to work with younger kids by refereeing both rec league and travel soccer. “Brody is very skilled with the ball and an excellent passer,” Coach White said. “After making the varsity team as a freshman, Brody missed most of his sophomore soccer season due to a knee injury. His hard work over the past year has paid off as he has become an exceptional player in the center of the field. He can hang onto the ball when needed and finds his open teammates.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Brody is this week’s

By Wayne E. Rivet Brody Stofflet Staff Writer Lake Region Boosters and CUMBERLAND — After a close call a week ago, Silas Hancock Lumber “Player of Eastman left little to chance Saturday. the Week.” Entering the Class B West Regional cross-country championEach week, a Lake Region ships at Twin Brooks in Cumberland, the defending state champ athlete is recognized for his/ had two goals in mind. her dedication (does more than First, he wanted to prepare himself for the upcoming State what is asked), work ethic, Meet. Despite some mud spots, which seemed to slow down some coachability and academic runners, Eastman went out hard over the first mile, bettering his good standing. Recipients time from a week ago by eight seconds. receive a specially-designed “By 1.5 miles, the race was over,” Fryeburg Academy varsity T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock cross-country coach Bill Reilly said. Lumber. Eastman crushed Falmouth’s Tim Follo, who had a lead on the The Stofflet File Raider junior heading toward the home stretch a week ago. Not Name: Brody Stofflet this time. Eastman dominated with a time of 16:18.11. Follo was Year in School: Junior second in 16:55.71. Town: Naples Matt McClintock, a senior from Madison, posted the fastest Parents: Cathy and Steve time of the day by winning the Class C Regional crown with a Stofflet scorching 16:00.23. Eastman will likely go head-to-head with BRODY, Page C McClintock at the New England Championships in two weeks. Objective #2 was to come out of the Regionals healthy. Silas did despite some sloppy running conditions. “Overall the course was in good shape. I have seen it a whole lot worse,” Coach Reilly said. “100% of the team members went to cheer or run!” Junior Logan Gerchman “ran a great race,” Coach Reilly said, staying under the 18-minute mark (17:56.82) to finish in 15th place in the field of 109 competitors. Meanwhile, FA freshman Thomas Rose broke a 6-minute pace and ran ahead of several runners who had been in front of him in previous races. Rose ran an 18:34.98 to place 34th. Overall, the Raiders qualified as a team with a sixth place finish — the Top 8 squads qualify for States. Coach Reilly had high praise for his other runners — Jonathan Burk (49 at 19:26.23), “a very solid race”; Eric Hannes (56 at 19:52.29), “a pure guts runner, leaves nothing at the end”; Tyler O’Keefe (65 at 20:17.90), “was sick last week, getting healthy to rip one at SHOWING THEIR SCHOOL SPIRIT — Donning some Raider blue in their hair and on State Final”; and Like Yang (68 their faces, Fryeburg Academy runners (left to right) Thomas Rose, Jonathan Burk and Eric at 20:20.73), “finding his pace, Hannes were all smiles after their Regional performances Saturday. should go out faster this week for 45th place. at the State Final.” “This team lost two top seniors to graduation, but picked up Other LR finishers were: 66. Nick Aceto at 20:17; 74. Dillon three freshmen and a sophomore to form a new team with an Knudsen at 20:42; 77. Lucien Sulloway at 20:57; 80. Kyle equal result,” Coach Reilly said. “They go to the State Final and DeSouza at 21:19; and 101. Mason Kluge-Edwards at 23:37. all are back next year. The Western Maine Conference is so tough On the girls’ side, neither the Raiders nor Lakers qualified as that the first six teams to qualify are from the conference ahead teams.   of Maranacook, seventh, which was the team champion in the “The girls really were short on numbers this year, yet they still KVAC Conference.” finished 10th!” Coach Reilly said. Lake Region gave it their best shot, but failed to make the Top REGIONALS, Page C 8 cut, finishing 11th out of 16 teams. “We gave it a good shot, but it just wasn’t our day. I am proud of the boys. They really did their best,” LR Coach Dan Dors said. “I am very pleased with the progress they made this year.” Mark MacDougall paced the Lakers with a 19:10 to finish 42nd over the 3.1-mile course, while TJ Leach finished in 19:22

BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD — The Lake Region junior varsity field hockey team had a very successful fall, winning eight games. Team members included: (front, left to right) Samantha Marucci, Bridgette Letarte, Mackenzie Mondville, Nicole Marucci; (middle) Caitlynn Willett, Dana Fitzgerald, Paige Kenison, Ashley Clark, Maggie Scarlett, Meghan Skarbinski; (back row) Maria Kolofsky, Kendall Dinsmore, Destinee Durant, Casey Heath, Meghan VanLoan, Abby Scott-Mitchell, Ellie Cusack and Coach Lisa Shane. (Photo by Robin Leavitt)

Fun & games

Brody Stofflet

This week’s puzzle Theme: Halloween

(Continued from Page C) School Activities/Sports: Varsity soccer and varsity baseball Q. Why did you choose soccer? BS. I just wanted to try it when I was young, and the passion kind of grew with me. Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? BS. Gaining more experience and trying to help further my teammates and my ability. Q. What do you enjoy the most? BS. Being on the field playing 111% for 80 minutes. Q. What do you like the least? BS. Getting beat on defense. Q. What makes you successful? BS. I’d like to think it’s my hard-work ethic and determination. Q. What would your dream moment be? BS. Getting a shutout against a big team. Q. What has the sport taught you? BS. The value of playing as a team and putting in more effort than the other team. Q. Who has inspired you? BS. Friends, teammates and family.

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DOWN 1. It must go on! 2. River in Siberia 3. Axillary 4. There you are! 5. It is often leisurely 6. Clickable connection 7. Type of resort 8. New _____, India 9. FBI agent 10. “____ we forget” 11. Bassoon cousin 12. Paul McCartney’s “____ on the Run” 15. *Protection against evil? 20. Cluster 22. Priestly vestment 24. Looks like a tiny orange 25. Joke or trick 26. “Or else” in music 27. Not odds 29. Fictional Lane 31. *Witch masks often have a big one 32. Wombs 33. San Francisco’s neighboring county 34. *Popular Halloween color

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LRMS runners close out strong Facing the “best of the best” in the Triple C, the Lake Region Middle School cross country teams “held their own” at Twin Brooks in Cumberland last week. The Lakers were able to field both boys’ and girls’ squads, unlike some schools which were unable to field at least five run-

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ners per team. On the girls’ side, the Lakers finished in seventh place. On the boys’ side, the Lakers managed a ninth-place finish. Theo Snow ran up front, but found the pace too strong. Nick Scarlett powered on and carried the day for the Lakers. On the girls’ side, Chandler True and Aisley Sturk ran very well and “there is no reason these two talented ladies could not be right in the mix next year,” said LRMS Coach Kevin McDonald. After the meet, the Lakers held their year-end Pizza Party. In the past, one boy and one girl received “Runner of the Season” awards. “This year, we broke with tradition and awarded two boys — Theo Snow and Ben Ropple — as well as two girls — Chandler True and Aisley Sturk,” Coach McDonald said. “All were very deserving. I am also very proud to report, none of our athletes were declared academically ineligible — a testament to the character of this team.”

The Pleasant Mountain Ski Club will be sponsoring the Ski Program in SAD 61. The program will offer children in grades 3-12 an opportunity for ski instruction at Shawnee Peak. Registration must be done in person at Lake Region High School in the front lobby on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A parent or guardian must sign all registration and release forms. Children needing rentals will be fitted at this time. Please know height, weight and shoe size. The 2011-2012 program will run for six weeks for grades 3-12 (not including holidays and vacations) beginning Jan. 9. Registration will be $25 per student, with a maximum of $55 per family until Nov. 28. After Nov. 28, the registration fee for grades 3 through 12 will be $35 per student. No registrations will be accepted after Dec. 10. Some monies are available for children of low-income families (grades 3 through 8) who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate. These monies are limited to just paying for the ski ticket and will be awarded to students that apply during the registration process on Nov. 5. PMSC encourages the prepay system which will be $72 for a ticket for six weeks or $168 for a ticket and rentals (includes $5 helmet) for six weeks. Or, pay as you go with a ticket cost of $14 per week and a rental cost of $17 per week (includes $5 helmet rental). Volunteers are the key to the program’s success. Skiers, snowboarders and non-skiers are needed. Please consider giving just one afternoon a week to the program. If you are interested in helping, please sign up during registration or call Sue Witonis at 655-4426, Amy Stevens at 693-4856, Laurie Hale at 693-6922 or Sarah Plummer at 653-1933.




ACROSS 1. Poles and Serbs, e.g. 6. Popular ‘60s drug 9. Chunk 13. One who was owned by feudal lord 14. “I Like ___” campaign slogan 15. Single-cell protozoan 16. Broadcasting sign 17. Zip or zilch 18. Brother of a certain secret order 19. *Male witch 21. *Full of ghosts, adj. 23. Sitcom classic “____ in the Family” 24. *What Freddy and Jason do, e.g. 25. *Famous macabre poet 28. Seductive woman 30. Make numb 35. Invitation request 37. *They trail behind trickor-treaters 39. On bottom of ledger? 40. On the sea 41. Angry outburst 43. “Will be,” according to Doris Day 44. Famous Beethoven symphony 46. Wooer 47. ____ Cartman, “South Park” 48. Buckwheat dish, pl. 50. Please do not delay 52. Signature substance 53. Judicial document 55. “___ the season” 57. *Carved for effect 61. *It allows you to be incognito

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Regional sports

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Lakers prevail

LR denied (Continued from Page C)

(Continued from Page C) pressure finally paid off late in the game, sending the Lakers home with smiles on their faces. Theresa Butler set up Hancock as her pass from the midfield sailed over the Phoenix defense, sending Hancock in alone for the score with 7:10 left. Wandishin added some insurance when she stole the ball and went in alone on net with 6:05 left. Onto Bath, Coach Harrison knew her club had to play a perfect game to beat the Shipbuilders, who sported to big guns responsible for 63 goals this season. “I always tell my teams two key things that I truly believe about sports. The first is that on any given day, any team can beat any other. Top seed, bottom seed, it doesn’t matter,” she said prior to Tuesday’s quarterfinal. “Secondly, the best thing about sports is that every single day you have the opportunity to become better than you were the day before. You can apply that to sports or you can apply it to life. We are a better team than we were in August, September, or even last Saturday.”

Scott (eight tackles on the night) drilled a runner, forcing the ball loose. Eli Szeto recovered at the GNG 25. A fumble ended the Lakers’ first drive of the second half, and GNG was quick to cash in as Greenleaf rumbled over the left side, broke a few attempted arm tackles and raced 39 yards for the score. Sensing they had the Lakers on the ropes, the Patriots went for the knockout punch by booting a line drive kick-off, which bounced off a Laker and was recovered by Greenleaf. The Patriots went up 26-6 as

senior Jon Greenleaf took advantage of two good blocks on the outside to score untouched from 52 yards out. As they have done all season, the Lakers refused to quit. After a big defensive stop as Jake Anderson and Jake Fleck smothered Greenleaf for no gain on third down, the Lakers quickly got into scoring range as Skillern rolled right and found Fleck alone for a 39-yard gain. Jake Anderson scored from a yard out with 1:12 left in the third to make it 26-12. Piland picked off a Latno pass to start the fourth quarter, but the Lakers returned the favor as the ball was knocked loose from Anderson following a pass to the sideline at the GNG 23. LR Coach Jason Simmons had a

legitimate complaint on the call as it appeared Anderson never had possession when the ball hit the turf with 9:52 left. With the LR defense forcing two 3-and-out Gray possessions, the Lakers threatened to score with 4:59 left, but a holding penalty snuffed out the chance. Skillern nearly hooked up with Fleck on a deep ball, but the lineman-turnedreceiver saw the ball go off his fingertips in the end zone. “I was happy with the effort, but not so happy with some of our actions (including an unsportsmanlike penalty for spiking the ball after a failed fourth down run) when the kids got upset. It’s something we need to work on,” Coach Simmons said. “We need to get better. We left two scores

Cross Country Regionals

(Continued from Page C) Raider senior Corinn Bedell made a strong late surge to place 21st in 22:22.18, good enough to punch a ticket to the State Meet. “Corinn passed seven runners over the last 300 meters to qualify for the State Meet,” Coach Reilly reported. Maranacook senior Abby Mace won the event in 19:41.49, well ahead of York’s Heather Evans, who finished in 20:16.86. Meanwhile, freshman Elizabeth Grzyb capped off an impressive rookie season with a 22:23.15 for 23rd place. She

became the first Raider since Stephanie Jette to qualify individually as a freshman for the State Meet. Coach Reilly was equally proud of the efforts turned in by Raiders Laura Pulito (54 at 23:58.63), Meghan Costello (91 at 32:43.32), Emily Powers (92 at 33:11.20) and Daniele Delucco (93 at 37:32.50). “Laura ran her heart out, but the competition was really stiff this year,” Coach Reilly said. “A senior, Meghan never ran before this year, but was always there to help the team score. Emily, another first year runner,

(Continued from Page C) of forward Abby Scott-Mitchell from a knee injury, the quick learning of Nicole Marucci and Destinee Durant, and the support of experienced swing players (members of both the varsity and JV squads) Meghan Skarbinski and Tori Girardin, the scoring power for the Lakers started building. Goal scorers this year were: Tori Girardin with 4, Nicole Marucci 5, Ellie Cusack 2, Samantha Marucci 3, Abby Scott-Mitchell 3, Meghan Skarbinski 1, Destinee Durant 4 and Elizabeth Schreiber 1. Assists were plentiful as well for the Lakers as Abby had 3, Samantha 2 and 1 each for Nicole, Destinee, Meghan and Tori. Midfielders Bridgette Letarte, Samantha Marucci, Ellie Cusack and Zoe Barrett learned to create effective transitions between defense and offense. “These ladies are strong competitors and contributed so well to the forward attack,” Coach Shane said. The team also benefited greatly from the support of varsity players Mackenzie Mondville and Elizabeth Schreiber. The defensive end of the field was lead by swing players Paige Kenison, Dana Fitzgerald and Casey Heath. With their modeling of strong tackles, channeling, and interceptions, the entire defensive line including Ashley Clark, Caitlynn Willet, Kendall Dinsmore and Maggie Scarlett was strengthened. “Paige, Dana, Casey and Ashley did a great job being able to play wherever the need was against different opponents and learning how to support each other on the field,” Coach Shane said. The team wouldn’t be complete without the last stop in the defensive line, the goalkeeper. Meghan VanLoan was tremendous in the cage this season. This freshman played with confidence and determination. Her consistently powerful kicks, often blasting the ball outside the 25-yard line, were a great momentum builder to her defensive unit. “Meghan’s on her way to becoming a standout goalkeeper in the Western B conference,” Coach Shane said. Coach Shane would like to thank Maria Kolofsky for staying to help manage the team after a foot injury prevented her from continuing to play this season. “Her positive energy and spirit was a great example of Laker sportsmanship,” the coach said. “It was an amazing season ladies, thank you for all your hard work and a great big thank you to all the parents and fans for being there for us.”

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will contribute next year.” Delucco battled an ankle sprain for most of the season, but “she ran in pain to help the team score,” Coach Reilly said. Lake Region girls “ran within themselves,” but in the face of some grueling competition, the team was 13th overall. Finishers were: 69. Kari Eldridge at 25:41; 70. Maggie Knudsen at 25:47; 76. Maude Meeker at 26:42; 82. Savannah Devoe at 27:43; 85. Julia Carlson at 29:31; 86. Nicole Noble at 29:36; and 88. Leanne Kugelman at 30:49.

JV recap

on the field, and we gave up on another play (our receiver stopped running the route) that could have been another score. The game was there for us to take. Give Gray credit. They played hard all game. They were vastly improved over last year. I just wish I could have given my seniors a ‘W’ for the year, but it wasn’t in the cards.” Stat Line: LR rushed for 260 yards on 43 carries, while GrayNG had 268 yards on 43 carries. LR’s Kyle Stevens rushed for 27 yards before reinjuring his ankle. LR completed three passes for 74 yards, while Gray-NG had 89 passing yards. Defensively, LR leaders were Jamie Anderson 13 tackles, Jake Anderson 10, Kamen Scott 8. Turnovers: LR 3, Gray-NG 2.

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October 27, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Fairway chip shots White Mountain Seniors In play at North Conway last Friday, the team of Don Johnson (Oakdale), Howie Goldsmith (Prov Lake), Brett Russell (North Conway) and Chuck Patterson (Colebrook) claimed first place with a Plus 9 Plus 14. Howie Prior (Prov Lake), Jim Layne (Indian Mound), Everett Kennedy (Mountain View) and Henry Middlemiss (Lake Kezar) were second with a Plus 7 Plus 10. Rodney Allen (Bridgton Highlands), Art Gregory (Indian Mound), John Cloud (Maplewood) and Ken Jeffrey (Prov Lake) were third with a Plus 6 Plus 8. Kal Csigi (Mountain View), John Longley (North Conway), Bob Beatty (North Conway) and Tom Pomroy (St. Johnsbury) were fourth with a Plus 5 Plus 8. Cy Hunter (Ridgewood), Bill Wapenski (Lake Kezar), Daryl Kenison and John Longley (North Conway) were fifth with a Plus 5 Plus 6. Closest to the pin was Don Johnson at 7-feet 8-inches, while Lou Cloud had the longest putt at 16-feet 7-inches. Birds: Greg Dawson on Hole 11, and Len Carsley on 14. Plus Points: Greg Dawson 9, Chuck Patterson 7, Everett Kennedy 6, John Longley 5, Bruce Fadden 5, Rodney Allen 5, Brett Russell 4, Len Carsley 4, Cy Hunter 4 and Tom Pomroy 4. Next week: Ridgewood.

Public skating at BIA

HALL OF EXCELLENCE — New members of the Fryeburg Academy Hall of Excellence and family members representing new inductees include: (front, left to right) Karen Schildberg Pike (sister of Nancy Schildberg Hogan ’56), Erica Perry ’00, Catherine Riddle ’85, David Rohde ’85 and Brent LaCasce ’78, who also accepted on behalf of his grandfather, Elroy “Mr.” LaCasce; (back row) Amy Alexander (daughter of Emore Alexander ’49), John Gordon Jr. ’80, Richard Heikkinen ’62, Christopher Gordon ’81, John Garner Jr. ’72, Lloyd Jones (son of Robert Jones ’56), Jamie and Dan Petillo (grandchildren of Frank Petillo).

The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton is now open for public skating on Tuesdays and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for students in grades 1-12, $2 for children ages 5 and younger, $2 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $4 for rentals. Bridgton residents skate at no charge (possess proof of residency).

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PKA celebrates Lights On After-School

SAD 72 — Pequawket Kids Association will join with 7,500 communities and one million Americans in October to celebrate a

nationwide event sponsored by After-School Alliance. The 12th annual Lights On After-School activities will focus on the important role of

after-school programs; they keep children safe, help working families and inspire learning. Three elementary schools in SAD 72 that offer Pequawket Kids Association After-School Programs are Brownfield-Denmark School in Denmark, New Suncook School in Lovell and C.A. Snow School in Fryeburg. Daily programs bring teachers, parents, community members and organizations together to provide academic support, recreation time and diverse enrichment activities

designed to stimulate students’ interest, enhance learning, promote positive social interactions and increase students’ perceptions of themselves. Join PKA at one of the Association’s Lights On After-School events: New Suncook School, Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Stop by between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to see what goes on after school. Enjoy a bowl of harvest stew, carrot cake and a beverage while you enjoy their display of afterschool activities. Pumpkin decorating will be available for children. Take a moment to vote for your favorite LIGHTS ON, Page C

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Chamber raising funds for scholarships

Each year, the Greater ment, and bait included. Each Bridgton Lakes Region of the four winners gets to bring Chamber of Commerce raises a guest. Tickets will be availmoney to fund scholarships for able at the Chamber until the local students who are continu- drawing in early spring. ing on with their education. The second raffle is the “The The majority of the schol- Great Winter Escape” featurarship funds come from two ing items or services donated events. The Chamber repre- by several local businesses. sents 13 towns and covers three Businesses supplying prizes school districts. Two students for the Winter Escape raffle from SAD 61 and or SAD are: Pleasant View Too B&B, 72 are selected each year to Shawnee Peak, Black Horse serve on the Chamber Board of Tavern, Campfire Grille, Beth’s Directors. After completing a Kitchen Café, Oxford House Alyson Schadler Molly Shaw one-year term, each student is Inn, TD Bank, and the Magic awarded a $1,000 scholarship Lantern. The total package is toward their post-secondary valued at over $800. Tickets education. Last year, student are $2, or three for $5, and directors were Kayla Durgin of will continue to be sold at the Fryeburg (SAD 72), now attend- Chamber office and selected ing Husson College, and Leona local businesses until the Dec. Edwards of Casco (SAD 61), 1 drawing. STANDISH — Three local now attending the University of The Chamber booth, decstudents — Alyson Schadler Maine at Farmington. orated by Mark’s Lawn and of Raymond, Molly Shaw of To raise money for these Garden, was staffed by loyal Naples and Susan Attianese scholarships, the Chamber volunteers and Chamber memof Naples — were recently staffs a booth each year at the bers and sponsored each day by inducted as members of the Fryeburg Fair and sells raffle a member business. Delta Epsilon Sigma National tickets. This year, there were This year’s sponsors were; Honor Society at Saint Joseph’s two raffles. One, a full-day Portland Coupon Cocktail, College of Maine. guided fishing trip on Moose Shawnee Peak, Hancock Susan Attianese A junior elementary educaPond sponsored by Dan Franz Lumber, SAD 61 & 72 Adult tion major, Alyson is a memof Dandy Dippers. There are Education, Pleasant View Too ber of Student Educators Association of Maine and Habitat for four fully-equipped bass boats B&B, Diane Reo/State Farm Humanity. She has volunteered at Maine Medical Center, Camp and guides with all food, equip- Agent, Mike Bouchard Master Sunshine, American Red Cross, and helped to raise money for various cancer organizations. A senior communications major with a concentration in journalism, Molly is a member of Habitat for Humanity and participated in Spring Break Workfest, where students volunteer At first, the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before you their services in low-income areas. Molly also participated in an realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the world is madder. AmeriCorps program where students complete 300 hours of comIn contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. munity service. Tony, the attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with A junior double major in criminal justice and theology with a minor in chemistry, Susan returned to the classroom after almost Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore 30 years. She was previously an adjunct faculty member at house on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marSouthern Maine Community College. After graduating, Susan would like to continue on to law riage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores find it hard to understand Alice’s view. Tony school and represent people in domestic abuse situations. She has knows the Sycamores live the right way with love and care for two teenagers and is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary each other, while his own family is the one that’s crazy. and the Lions Clubs. So goes the story of the Sycamores and the Kirbys in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s, You Can’t Take It With You, this fall’s Lake Region Drama Club production directed by Eugene Long. From the cast of colorful characters to the antics of two very different families, get ready for some big belly laughs and life lessons learned in this hilarious comedy. Opening night is Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., with performances on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13.  Tickets are available in advance for $2 less than on the days of the show at $4 for students and $6 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at Bridgton Books, Lake Region High School and Naples Pizza and Dugout.

Society inductees

Electrician, Claire Flint/Mary Kay Products, and JC Mobility Solutions. These sponsorships give each business the opportunity to showcase their products for a day to the huge crowds, which pass through the Fryeburg Fair. Free apples supplied by Tom Gyger of Five Fields Farm are always a big draw and attract many to the booth. The other Chamber scholarship fundraising venue is the “Great Western Maine Chili Cook-Off,” which takes place in conjunction with the 5K Fall Foliage Race in Waterford. Each year, the Chamber teams up with the race committee to help produce the event and together they pool profits to reach a goal of raising $1,000. This money goes to the Tony Waldeier Memorial Scholarship

Fund, which is given to a SAD 17 graduating Waterford student furthering his/her education. This year’s Chili contest winners were: Judges’ Choice Business to Beech Hill Farm and Bison Ranch; Judges’ Choice Individual to Kate Mitchell; People’s Choice Business to Beth’s Kitchen Café of Bridgton; and People’s Choice Individual to Mark Scribner. The event was very well attended and consequently the chili supply ran low. The Chamber has vowed to never let this happen again and has guaranteed to increase the number of chili contestants next year. Upcoming Chamber events include the Annual Dinner and Chamber Awards Banquet and the very popular Mushers Bowl in January.

New Drama show

Scholarship recipients

LOVELL — Yasmin Azel of Lovell recently received a Jenzabar Scholarship from Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. Yasmin is the daughter of Jose Azel and Anna Romer of Lovell. She is a member of the Class of 2013 majoring in Fine Arts. This scholarship was established by the Jenzabar Foundation to honor a student whose involvement in activities, both past and present, demonstrate a desire to enhance the lives of others through community service.

BLACK BEAR HALL OF FAMER — Tim Tobin (right) of Bridgton was recently inducted into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame. Tobin was a two-year captain of the riflery team in l977-78 and l978-79. He was named a First Team AllAmerican in l978-79, one of only two Maine riflemen to be selected. He was the New England Individual Champion in l97778 and l978-79. The team compiled a record of 56-2 during his career, including an 18-0 mark during the l976-77 season. Maine was the New England team champion during all four of Tobin’s seasons. Other inductees this year included Jim Ballinger ’66 Track and Field and Coach; Dick Collins ’59 Men’s Basketball and Benefactor; Linda Consolante Hathorn ’06 Women’s Soccer; Mark Coutts ’86 Football; Jimmy Howard Men’s Ice Hockey; and William Hunnewell ’37 Cross Country. Tim is pictured here with Steve Abbott, director of Athletics at UMO.



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Opinion & Comment

October 27, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D


Letters to the editor Pondicherry Park

To The Editor: Citizens of Bridgton, I first would like to make it clear that I am writing as a citizen of Bridgton. I have been reading over the Stewardship Committee Agreement and the Quitclaim Deed for Pondicherry Park. I must say that I have some serious concerns and encourage you to read up on this before stepping into the ballot box on Nov. 8. Allow me to go over reasons as to why. Going over the Stewardship Committee Agreement, Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) and Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) want a two-thirds majority control of the committee. They say the committee would be that of the town and would make all minutes of their meetings available to the public, but there is no mention of an agenda being made public. This is something that is mandatory by the selectman for all town committees. There is a problem though, for a committee of the town, LEA and LELT would choose their own members and the selectmen would choose people from Bridgton to represent the citizen side. If this was truly a committee of the town, then let selectmen choose all members of this committee just like all the other committees in town. Now, I am going to move on to some points in the Quitclaim Deed. Any improvements that we want or need to make to Pondicherry Park that require state, federal or municipal permits and approval, we would have to provide copies of these to LEA. This could get expensive over time. This is in point #1. Also in point #1, any upgrades or repairs to utility work requires that we bury the lines underground. Now, I am looking at Salmon Point Campground as a comparison. They make money and it is going to take quite an amount of time and money to upgrade that system. If we have to repair anything in the Park, according to Section 9, we would only be given 45 days unless they grant special permission that says otherwise. We would be responsible for mowing, cutting and bush hogging Keene Field at least once every two years or face a penalty and or fine from LEA. This is in Sections 5 and 9. We would be responsible for the removal of all invasive plant and insect species, whether it be in water, land or trees. This in Section 5. Section 6 talks about abutters’ lands and waste disposal and what is stored on these lands. We would no longer be able to keep the salt shed for the town where it is because the town is an abutter. We also would not be able to dispose of snow there during the winter months like we have for the past several years. Repeatedly through the document, it says how no motorized vehicles would be allowed in Pondicherry Park, except LEA would be allowed to for inspections, monitoring and enforcement. As a friend of mine said the other day…do as I say, not as I do. Also Section 9. Also mentioned in Section

9 is that if we don’t act upon repairs or maintenance in a timely fashion, they can impose a penalty on the town and even take the town to court. Let us not forget that we are voting on something that is supposed to be a gift to the town if the town’s citizens choose to accept it. I have only pointed out a few things. There are even more. Normally, a gift is something you give somebody with no strings attached. Go to the town website ( for more information. Peter Morrison Bridgton INTERESTING PUMPKIN IDEAS — The Black Bear Café in Naples held a pumpkin auction to help raise money for Lake Region Vocational Center’s SkillsUSA and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students on Oct. 18. The event was organized by Nichelle Gardner, Diversified Occupations teacher at LRVC. The auction raised over $400 dollars for the high school vocational center and was a fun and successful event. (Photos by Alexa Hathaway)

Civic Center bond

To The Editor: The Harrison Board of Selectmen at their October board meeting voted unanimously to go on record as opposed to the Civic Center bond issue. While one could suspect the board’s issue with the bond is Harrison’s distance from the Civic Center and the cost, let us tell you that this is but a minor issue. The board views the issue as one directly related to the problem with the Civic Center when it was built 34 years ago. The location for the facility was a poor choice to begin with. The location is not easily accessible from a countywide perspective, the footprint was insufficient in size limiting layout and design, and parking is insufficient for such a facility. The concept of spending $33 million on what was an $8 million structure 34 years ago does nothing more than apply a Band-Aid approach to what was an erroneous decision to begin with. Simply put, the facility upon completion of the renovations will remain a poorly located facility, difficult to access from outside of Portland and with no improvements in parking. As we look ahead, the project becomes less inviting as one has to ask how much money will need to be spent in the future, short and long term, to continue to meet the deficiencies in the current proposal. The board believes if the trustees are so desirous to have the Civic Center remain at its current location, they should consider negotiating a deal with the City of Portland and any other communities happy with the current location relieving the county of the financial obligation. The desire for a county Civic Center should be fulfilled with the building of a structure in an easily accessible location with sufficient parking and of size and shape to meet the growing needs of the area. With the current Civic Center, we are in a hole that is too deep so it is time to stop digging and come up with a better plan. George “Bud” Finch Harrison Town Manager, Harrison Board of Selectmen

The tired man and the sparrow

In the dim twilight inside the old barn, the man stood on the stepladder holding the screaming circular saw waist-high and pushed the blade along the blue chalk line in the old dry boards. The late afternoon light bore in through the raw slice; a laser of gold teeming with swirling sawdust, tracing a perfect horizontal line along the far wall of the new horse stall. The man stepped up higher on the ladder and pushed the saw again, this time along the top chalk line, and each severed board tipped outward and tumbled 15 feet onto the 200-year-old granite foundation blocks. When the last board fell, the man lowered the saw to the floor by its cord, its blade spinning down in a metallic whine, and then he stepped down off the ladder. He took off his leather gloves, held them together in his right hand, and smacked the dry pine sawdust from his jeans and from the sleeves of his torn work shirt. He skidded the ladder away from the bright new rectangle of light in the wall of the barn and then he crossed his arms on the sill of the opening and looked out. The opening would be a window for a horse that was due to arrive any day. A window the horse could look out from so it wouldn’t be bored. The man had To The Editor: been working on the stall for two As a lover of kids and sports, I weeks because his daughter was am always eager to check out the 14 and she dreamed of having a Sports section of The Bridgton horse — and the man knew that LETTERS, Page D

h i s daughter would be 14 exactly once, and he knew that he would be her father exactly once, and he loved her so. Those three things made it all worth it. But worth it wasn’t easy. The lumber for the stall had cost more money and the project had taken more time than he had expected. He had burned up a bunch of vacation days from work. Was getting behind on other things. Was tired and his back hurt from working off the ladder. So, he leaned heavily against the new window opening and caught his breath. The circular saw had gone quiet, now. The October air was warm and sweet and the afternoon hung limply like a wet blanket on a line. The man’s wife and daughter had gone to town. There was no breeze. Only stillness. In the stillness, the man began to think. Think about the

“We have the poor, and the poor have us.” An old selectman with whom I worked twice a week for several years repeated this often when we discussed “General Assistance” cases, the only issues we kept confidential. Everything else was on the public record. He was almost old enough to be my grandfather and first served on the board back in the 1940s — before President Johnson’s “Great Society” transformed welfare. Welfare existed at the

local level then. The federal government wasn’t involved. Selectmen were “overseers of the poor.” His refrain had subtle implications. Regarding the first part, “We have the poor,” we have them to test us — to see what we’re made of. If it’s more blessed to give than to receive, we helped ourselves by giving to them. However, our judgment was also tested when deciding how much to help, ever cognizant that it was possible to help too much

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mortgage and that busted windowpane in the shed and that funny noise his car had been making lately. About insulating the back room and digging the last carrots and buying propane and coiling up hoses before they froze. About time and money and energy and just not enough of any of them. As his mind swirled, the man caught a tiny movement at the edge of his vision. He shifted his eyes, but saw nothing. He kept looking because he was certain he had seen something, a tiny twitch down among the fallen leaves and dry grass. He stared hard. For a minute. For two. Then, the something moved again, perhaps an eighth of an inch, and he saw it. A tiny chipping sparrow the color of fallen leaves and dry grass was perched on the tipped edge of an old rusty bucket buried in the weeds and half filled with black rainwater. The twitches had been the mere turnings of the bird’s tiny head. For 15 minutes, the man didn’t move. Didn’t shuffle his feet. Breathed deliberately. Hardly blinked. Every minute

or two, the sparrow would take a cautious lateral step along the rim of the bucket. Then, it would dart its head north and south, to the sides and behind, up and down. Watching. Listening. Wary. At last, when it was sure the world was good, the bird took a final small step, bent, shut its shiny black eyes, dipped its beak into the old, rusty water and sipped. That’s what I really want, the man decided as the sparrow drank. Clarity. Simple clarity. The kind of focused purpose that means you can spend a quarter of an hour deciding to take a drink of water. Imagine that kind of single-mindedness, the man thought, and his tiredness pulled down hard, and for a moment he longed to be the sparrow. Then, a car pulled into the dooryard and the spell was broken. The man’s daughter came bouncing into the barn and ran up to him. “Oh my gosh Dad a window for my horse!” she said, and then she wrapped one arm around his sawdusty neck and laid her head on his shoulder. The man was still quiet and still hadn’t moved and his daughter caught him staring down into the fallen leaves and dry grass. “What are you looking at, Dad?” she asked. “Nothing. Nothing at all,” he said, and then he turned and kissed her forehead. His tiredness had lifted with the sparrow, and both were gone.

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and cause the poor to become dependent — to lose the initiative to help themselves. The second part, “The poor have us,” implied that not only did the poor have us to support them, they “had us by the short hairs,” as well. Basic human compassion obligated us to help when they faced existen-

tial threat, but we had to summon the toughness to say no when they were gaming the system. Such judgments were difficult enough to make at the local level, but even more so at the state level — even in a small state like Maine. When federal government mandates WELFARE, Page D


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Public Service


PICTURE THIS — Getting ready for the Costume Ball at Bridgton Town Hall this Friday, Oct. 28, is C. Ross, who gets her picture taken as the Mona Lisa in one of the Funny Famous Paintings photo opportunities that will be available at the event. Tickets are available at Gallery 302 or at the door.

grams are facing greater scrutiny than ever before. Programs that benefit millions of U.S. citizens — from school children to the elderly — are now on the budget chopping block. To The Editor: To The Editor: But while so many of the issues In the face of difficult I can’t believe this is the which affect the health, welfare American economic conditions, Maine I moved to in 1972. It and livelihood of American citiseems anything that can make public and social service prozens are framed as ideological differences between Democrats Public Notice and Republicans, some transcend party politics. The value of volunteerism and national and community service should be beyond The Harrison Planning Board is in need of one (1) Planning debate. Board member and one (1) Planning Board alternate. The With our history of a strong Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to be appointed to work ethic, patriotic military these positions. If you are interested in serving in one of these service and compassion for the positions, please leave your name at the Town Office or with needy, it should come as no any Selectman. surprise that Maine citizens are s/Mary M. Tremblay among our nation’s leaders in Administrative Secretary 4T42 volunteerism, serving at a rate

Public Notice

HARRISON WATER DISTRICT We will be flushing mains and hydrants starting Nov. 1st, through Nov. 15th. You may notice some discoloration of the water during the period. 2T43

William Winslow, Supt.

significantly higher than the national average. A 2011 report titled Volunteering in America showed Maine citizens volunteer on an average of 46 hours a year, ranking our state fourth in terms of hours-per-volunteer. Even more impressive is the overall retention rate of those Maine volunteers who serve in community programs. While the retention rate for overall National Service is 68%, last year 97% of AmeriCorps members serving in Maine completed the term of service they agreed to do. In fact, every Maine National Service volunteer served at least 100 hours in 2010 and many gave over 2,000 hours to their assignment. Consider these facts, compiled in 2010:

TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing for a Special Amusement Permit Application and a Liquor License for Doc’s Saloon (formerly known as The Redneck Lounge), located at 165 Casco Road, submitted by Milton Rivers, at their regular meeting on October 31st, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Public Welcome to attend.

Public Notice







Notice is being given that from November 15, to April 15, parking on all public streets, roads, and parking lots is prohibited during snowstorms. Vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense. This is being done to facilitate the plowing of snow. s/Mary M. Tremblay Administrative Secretary Town of Harrison 3T43

Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25, 2011 Thanksgiving Day

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Casco/Naples Transfer Station is currently accepting bids for installation of vinyl siding at the Transfer Station. All materials to be supplied by contractor. Sealed bids, including certificate of insurance, clearly marked “Transfer Station Siding,” must be received at the Casco/Naples Bulky Waste office at 449 Leach Hill Road, PO Box 38, Casco, ME 04015 by 4:00 p.m. on November 17th, 2011. For more information contact Eric Hanscom, Facilities Administrator — 627-7585. 3T43

TOWN OF DENMARK Absentee ballots are available at the Denmark Town Office for the upcoming Nov. 8th State Referendum Election. NOTE: Due to a new law change, absentee ballots cannot be issued after 4:30 P.M. on Thursday, Nov. 3rd. 3T41





NOTICE OF VACANCY MSAD #61 Bridgton Director The Bridgton Board of Selectmen are accepting applications or letters of interest from Bridgton residents who want to be considered for the appointment to fill the vacancy on the MSAD #61 Board of Directors. The appointee shall serve until the June 2012 annual election. The deadline to receive an individual’s application or letter will be November 3, 2011 and must be received at the Municipal Offices, 3 Chase Street, Suite #1, Bridgton, Maine 04009. Bridgton Board of Selectmen

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To The Editor: This past year, I have had the honor of serving as your county commissioner. I campaigned as a fiscal conservative and advocate for public safety. As a sitting commissioner, I have held true to my convictions by continuing to support public safety and voting “No” to bond $33 million to renovate the Portland Civic Center. I am the only county commissioner opposed to spending $33 million on this project. I was on the losing end of a 2-1 vote to spend taxpayer dollars on this

The regularly-scheduled Selectmen's Meeting for Tuesday, November 8, 2011 has been changed to Monday, November 7, 2011 due to elections. The meeting time will be 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office.

The municipal officers of the Town of Casco will meet at the Casco Community Center on November 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of holding a public hearing on and enacting the Maine Municipal Association 2011-2012 General Assistance Ordinance Appendices A, B and C. 2T42

The Naples Planning Board will meet on November 1st, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at the Naples Municipal Office Buildings. On the agenda: 1. Approve the minutes for October 4th, 2011. 2. An application for Minor Site Plan Review for property located at 34 Naples Marina Lane and shown on Naples Tax Map U01, Lot 5, submitted by Allen Land Co. LLC. 3. Findings of Fact for Umbrella Factory, Outdoor Entertainment Permit Application and Brandy Pond Homeowners Association, Aquatic Structure Permit Application. Public Welcome. 2T42

No on bond

Town of Sweden Residents

— NO absentee ballots shall be issued after close of business on Thursday, November 3rd, which is the third business day prior to Election Day.


To The Editor: I am a 9-year-old student at Songo Locks School, and I am interested in my community. I feel that Bridgton should make the Avesta housing project happen because it would be good for the seniors to have some place to live that is affordable. Lots of businesses have shut down in Bridgton. Maybe by creating affordable housing, we could help open more businesses in town. Cierra Grover Naples

Friday, November 11, 2011 — Veterans Day


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the impact and reach of National Service, and promoting service as a strategy to tackle community problems. The 25 citizens on the Commission are appointed by the governor and each represents a different facet of Maine’s volunteer sector. MCCS was established in Maine statute in 1995. Funding for the CNCS is money well spent. While corporate CEOs and liberal and conservative politicians alike use “Return on Investment” as a measure of value when determining budget allocation or the judicious use of our tax dollars, not all benefits are reflected in the ledger’s bottom line. Volunteer support and education for millions of citizens represent an inestimable civic and cultural value, especially in these times of great financial difficulty. The entire CNCS program is on the chopping block. Concerned Maine citizens should contact their Senators’ office and show their support for the federal funding of The Corporation for National and Community Service. Call Senator Olympia Snowe at 874-0883 and Senator Susan Collins at 780-3575. Keith Stover Bucksport

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 — Election Day

The Harrison Registrar of Voters/Town Clerk’s Office will be open Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Voting. (This is in addition to our regular office hours.)


• 2,673 people served as Maine AmeriCorps Members, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, or RSVP volunteers. • 101,115 meals were prepared and delivered to homebound people by RSVP volunteers • 2,693 people were able to get to medical appointments thanks to Senior Companions. • 802 homebound elders had the assistance and emotional support of a Senior Companions. The benefits of public volunteerism are seen everywhere throughout our society. Dedicated members provide support in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and child care centers. Public and social service programs include health and wellness information, environmental education, planning assistance for the disabled, home weatherization, student after-school programs, and a variety of other helpful resources. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. Commenting on President Obama’s recent nomination of Wendy Spencer to serve as CEO of the CNCS, Ann Maura Connolly, president of the Voices for National Service said, “At a time of economic crisis, when national service organizations are being heavily relied upon to provide vital services to communities throughout the country… lawmakers continue to threaten to cut the funding for this vital support for organizations that are serving families and communities in need. National service offers those who serve the opportunity to build skills and create pathways to work while delivering results for families and communities across the country that are struggling to make ends meet.” During the 2010-2011 federal fiscal year, the CNCS committed more than $7,300,000 to support Maine communities through national service programs and grants. Nearly $2 million of those funds are disbursed through grants awarded and managed by the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS). The Commission builds capacity and sustainability in Maine’s volunteer and service communities by funding national and community service programs, providing technical assistance and training to all National Service grantees in Maine, raising awareness of


(Continued from Page D) News, and I especially look forward to reading about the “Player of the Week.” In the Oct. 20 issue, I was thoroughly enjoying Coach Lynne Harrison’s description of the growth shown by her amazing player, Theresa Butler, when either I had a “Senior Moment” or someone dropped the ball. I hope you will let us know what Theresa has for plans with what she’s learned from her high school coaches! Thanks! Steve Edwards Naples Editor’s Note: Due to a production problem, a portion of the final paragraph of Theresa’s profile was omitted. The following is the complete Q&A: Q. Who has inspired you? TB. Coach Harrison, as well as Coach Clark, have been huge when it comes to my soccer career. They have taught me so much, pushed me to my limits, and showed me the potential I have to succeed. I couldn’t ask for better coaches during my four years of high school, and I plan to take everything they taught me on to the next step in my soccer career.

money for a certain group of people is okay. They promise jobs and the moon. Let me tell you firsthand how life is when you’re brought up in a family that has a gambling addiction. You go without many things, sometimes even food. There is fighting over money lost. When they win, it’s a high. If any of you have this problem in your family, you know what I’m talking about. They talk about good jobs — give me a break. As soon as these places are built, it’s the end of the gravy train. Maine will need to provide tax dollars for more services for vigilance, the homeless and police. There will be more crime. More kids will need help. Casinos everywhere. Big money leaving this state and a few locals with their pockets full. None of them are thinking about Maine’s families. Vote every one of these casinos down. On Question 2, vote “No!” I got a computer call two weeks ago to ask how I would vote on Question 2 and then they gave me three options — one of them was asking if it was a moral issue for me. I said “yes!” Please vote “No” on Question 2. Helen Ramsdell Denmark

CROWN RIDGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION v. GORDON DAVIS and CORINNE DAVIS ORDER FOR NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The plaintiff, Crown Ridge Condominium Association has filed a Small Claim Complaint in the NH Circuit Court – 3rd Circuit – District Division – Conway seeking to recover money damages. The plaintiff has attempted to notify the defendant, Corinne Davis, by certified mail. The defendant has moved and left no forwarding address. The defendant is hereby put on notice that she shall file an Answer or Appearance in the NH Circuit Court – 3rd Circuit – District Division – Conway on or before November 15, 2011. Failure to file an Answer or Appearance on or before the aforementioned date shall result in the entry of a default judgment. Entry of judgment may entitle the plaintiff to obtain a Writ of Execution and to sell any real estate you may own in the State of New Hampshire. The above notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the community of the defendant’s last known address for three (3) consecutive weeks at least ten (10) days prior to the return date set forth above. 3RD CIRCUIT – DISTRICT DIVISION – CONWAY Clerk: Elaine Lowe Dated: October 17, 2011




(Continued from Page D) welfare in its many forms, such judgment becomes virtually impossible. During my nine years as General Assistance administrator for my town, I’d estimate that only one in three receiving assistance were in genuine need. Two out of three were scamming. In my particular circle of family, friends and acquaintances, there are several receiving all or a portion of their support from government. Some have legitimate needs, but for most I have my suspi-

cions. How is it in your circle? So what is poor anyway? Politically, it’s a volatile word and important to define. The federal government defines poor as below a certain income level for an individual, a couple, a family of three, four, five, and so forth. But numerical definitions mislead, especially considering that income derived from the underground economy is impossible to account for. Most of us would agree that someone is poor if (s)he hasn’t enough money for food, clothing, shelter or medical care. So how many Americans are poor by that definition? Very few, if any. You might find some on the streets, but they tend to be

alcoholic, drug addicted or the deinstitutionalized mentally ill not taking their medications. A few weeks ago, I noticed several of Portland, Maine’s street people participating in the “Occupy Wall Street” or OWS activities. Once, I volunteered at a soup kitchen and noticed that most of those who came in for a free meal were overweight. I didn’t go back. A Heritage Foundation study just last month reported that in American households classified as “poor,” 92% had a microwave oven; 82% had air conditioning; 74% had a car or truck and 30% had two or more; 64% had cable or satellite TV (34% with plas-

ma or LCD televisions); half had personal computers and 42% had Internet service; 70% have a VCR and 64% have a DVD player; 54% had video game systems. More than 90% lived in single-family homes or apartments. The rest live in mobile homes. The list goes on and remember, I’m talking about households our government classifies as “poor” here. Go back 50 years and people with these things would be considered prosperous. It’s hard to sympathize with people who turn out at OWS demonstrations and complain about “The 1%” of Americans who have more than they do. They join with

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COMPUTERS Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159 Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton Jeff Hadley Builder New homes, remodels, additions Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Kitchens, tile & wood floors Fully insured – free estimates 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460

Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Newhall Construction Log homes – decks – remodeling Carpentry Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Shawn 743-6379 Northern Extremes Carpentry Quality Custom Carpentry Custom Decks – Additions Specializing in remodeling & additions Remodeling – Free Estimates Jeff Juneau Naples Log Hunting and Fishing Camps 207-655-5903 Insured Bridgton 647-5028

CARPET CLEANING McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

COPIES The Printery Black & White/Color Copies Special discounts for large orders Fax: Sending and Receiving Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182




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COUNSELING Ellia Manners, LCPC In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Call for brochure/Insurance accepted 207-647-3015 Bridgton

DANCE INSTRUCTION The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido Main St., Harrison, Maine 207-583-6964


Cell (207) 838-0718 Office ((207) 856-1247 Fax (207) 856-1248 EXERCISE/FITNESS Dee’s BodyCraft Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced Bridgton 647-9599

FLIGHT INSTRUCTION Sheila Rollins Private/instrument/multi-engine instructor Flight training – Ground school Flight review 583-6074

FOUNDATIONS Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896 J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940

207-647-9515 TF15

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029 Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

MASONRY D & D Masonry Chimneys/fireplaces/walks/etc. Fully insured Free estimates Darryl & Doug Hunt 693-5060

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

HAIRDRESSERS Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Victoria’s Hairitage Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted One Beavercreek Farm Rd 207-647-4125 email: (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Fryeburg Family Dental Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist Preventative Dental Hygiene Services 647-8355 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 207-256-7606

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

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

The Printery General line of office supplies In stock or special orders Rubber stamps - Fax Service - Labels Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

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

ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Bouchard Electric Co. Mike Bouchard – Master Electrician Generators All types of wiring Lakes Region 583-9009 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435 McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016 Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595 Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Bonney Staffing & Training Center Temporary & Direct Hire Placements Call us with your staffing needs Rte. 302  Windham 892-2286

EXCAVATION K.S. Whitney Excavation Sitework – Septic Systems Materials delivered Kevin 207-647-3824

driving our federal government into bankruptcy. They don’t seem to understand that benefits they’re already getting are unsustainable, that even if they took all the income from “the 1%” it would only be enough to keep the system going for 90 days. This is what happens when federal government usurps authority from local government. If we don’t elect people in November, 2012 who begin dismantling the federal behemoth, it will bring us all down with a mighty crash. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at


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

communists, socialists, radical Muslims, public employee union thugs and assorted whiners. They claim to be part of “the 99%” and they want to eliminate capitalism, the very system that enables the “poor” among us to overeat while watching cable TV in their warm homes. Rather than be content with food, clothing, shelter, medical care, televisions, cars and Xboxes, they’re consumed with misery when they visualize others who have more. They want government to take it away from “the 1%” and give it to them. Collectively, they’re the largest constituency of the Democrat Party, which is

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A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011




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

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

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

McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151



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

Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571


George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245

Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858 Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340

KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804 Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

LANDSCAPING Fieldstone Landscaping Patios-walkways-granite steps Fire pits-plantings-stonewalls Design/installation Free estimates Nick Nataluk 207-925-1222

LAWN MAINTENANCE August Lawn Mowing Commercial & residential Field mowing Gary & Aaron Silverblade 452-2989 Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255

Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

PLUMBING & HEATING A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436 Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

PRINTING The Printery Single Color to Multi-Color Business Cards - Letterheads Brochures - Forms - Booklets Wedding Announcements Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311


REAL ESTATE Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606

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

SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Bridgton Septic Pumping Free Estimates 647-3356 329-8944 Dyer Septic Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning P.O. Box 113, Route 5 Lovell, ME 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file Pioneer Surveying & Mapping Services Boundary/topographic/construction surveys Commercial/residential Kenneth Farrar PLS PO Box 368, W Paris ME 04289 674-2351

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured – Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474

VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121 Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244 Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

WELDING Welding Repair Services Aluminum, stainless, steel Tig, mig, brazing, soldering Route 114, Naples 712-3391


PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. For more information, call 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28

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EXPERIENCED SALE REP. — Part-time. Experience in sales, maintain existing accounts, generate new accounts. Commission and expenses. Send resume to: Maine Blues Festival LLC, PO Box 548, Naples ME 04055 or e-mail at: 2t43

EXPERIENCED WAITSTAFF – Host/hostess for Bray’s Brew Pub in Naples. Send resume to: Bray’s, 678 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055 or e-mail at: braysbrewpub@roadrunner. com 2t43


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

GOT’CHA COVERED — Painting. Interior, exterior, superior service at affordable prices. Fully insured. Free estimates. Kevin 693-3684. 8t42x PROPERTY MAINTENANCE — Fall cleanup, mowing, edging, house cleaning. We can check on your property while you are away. Call for any type of general maintenance need. Seeking customers for winter plowing. Call Bernie 207-939-6574. 8t40x SEMI-RETIRED — contractor looking for plumbing work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf42

BRIDGTON — 4-bedroom, 2-¾ baths and 1-½ bath, spiral staircase, great yard, many great features. BRIDGTON: Three 2-bedroom apartments, great space (different areas of Bridgton). All rents need application and security deposit and DRY FIREWOOD — 16” cut, first month rent when approved. Call split and delivered 20 mile radius of Ralph at Lake Country Property Bridgton. $235 cord. (207) 890-7248. Rentals (207) 647-8093. Have clients 2t43x for renting, need owners for homes MARLIN 336 CALIBER — 35 rem. or apartments. 3, 2 and 1-bedroom tf30 carbine $275 cash obro. Ruger 44 units needed. mag. carbine, extra mag. factory rings NAPLES — Large, two-bedroom $600 cash obro. 693-3906. 1t43x apartment in a quiet building. Nice FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, neighborhood, close to Causeway trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition area. Heat, plowing and trash & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing removal included. $650 per month. Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 Please call 207-693-4271, leave a message for Robin at extension 201. WOOD/COAL BURNING STOVE No pets please. 3t43 — $1,200 OBO. 207-583-6034. 2t43 BRIDGTON — Apartment - kitchen, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — living room, one bedroom, bathroom. Logger and heat with carbon neutral Convenient location. $500 a month. wood or wood pellets. Purchase a First, last, and security deposit. Call Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace 647-5367. 2t42x on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. LOVELL — Very large apartment: 603-447-2282. 13t40x 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and TARM 2007 SOLO PLUS 60 — living room with fireplace in new Wood-fired boiler, 198,000 BTU/hr., carriage house. $995 month includes lightly used. $4,995. 207-838-6236. electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% 1t43x of heat. Quiet with mountain views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/ HILLTOP FIREWOOD — no smoking. 1 year lease/first and Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call security deposit/reference check for details, 890-9300. tf20 required. (207) 925-6586. 4t40x BROTHER INNOV — 2500D USB- DOWNTOWN BRIDGTON compatible, vintage cloth, handcrafted — Two-bedroom apartment in oak sewing machine table custom- residential neighborhood, minutes made, vintage bow-maker, Christmas walk from Renys and Highland Lake. crafts, new photo scrapbook, gold Clean, new appliances, recently bracelet, sterling silver bracelet, craft remodeled. Opens onto quiet back magazines, crochet books. Call 207- yard. $775 month includes propane 221-2977, ask for Margaret. 1t43x heat, trash, plowing, water/sewer. OAK CLAW FOOT 4-FT. TABLE On site parking and coin laundry. No tf40 — approx. 30 years old. 18” leaf, smoking. Call 358-0808. 5 oak chairs/intricate pressed backs. W. BALDWIN 2 BDRM HOUSE Cupboard, 3 sides punched tin $775. — Carpeted, 2 baths, small loft, To view Oct. 22-23, 9-3, 32 Smith washer/dryer/dishwasher. No Avenue, Bridgton or call 647-2675. smoking, no pets. Quiet location 1t43x $790 month includes heat. 7876t40 12 HP DR WOOD CHIPPER — 2121. Like new condition. Reduced to $650. INTOWN BRIDGTON — 2Call 647-5541, Bridgton. 2t43x bedroom apartment $725. Walk to FIREWOOD — Bone-dry, $250 town and beach. New carpet, paint cord; green, round, $185 cord; green and paper. Heat, water, parking, split, $210 cord. $25 discount if you rubbish removal included. Washer & pick up. Discounts for large orders. dryer hookup. 1st, last and security Call 583-4694. 8t40x deposit. No dogs. Call 647-2544. tf42 2 6’ WIDE OAK & ALUMINUM — Atria doors with LOF glass WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom and screens: $100 each. Electric apartment available. $695 month & Kenmore Dryer: $75. 220v 22,300 security deposit. Includes heat. No 2t42 BTU Kelvinator A/C: $75. Cast iron pets. 207-450-4271. EHO Atlantic wood stove: $50. Call 647- LAKESIDE COTTAGE — 8440 or 205-0888. 2t43 Bridgton, small furnished lakeside VEHI­CLES FOR SALE available now-June 30. 1 bedroom & loft. Monitor heater. $550 plus 1977 CHEVROLET CORVETTE utilities & plowing. No smoking. — T-top, blue (new paint job), approx. 583-6450 or 865-482-9319 or e76,000 miles, 5.7 liter, 350 Engine. mail: tf42 $7,500 or best offer. Call 207-8905509. 2t43 BRIDGTON — Reasonable, own room, laundry, full home use. $500 a JESUS IS LORD – new and used month. Call 776-8089. 4t41x auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s WINTER RENTAL — Remodeled one-bath year Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, two-bedroom, 207-647-5477. tf30 round home at the Causeway in Naples. It comes furnished and sits WANTED TO BUY conveniently right beside the newlyBURIAL LOTS IN EDES FALLS expanded Naples town beach and is — Cemetery, Naples. Call 693-3281. within walking distance to all the 2t43x Causeway amenities and the post office. Seasonal porch, back yard with FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS firepit, and beautiful landscaping. — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing Comes with washer and dryer. Also Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 available to you is a kayak and canoe if you would like to explore Long FOR RENT Lake! $700 monthly plus utilities, BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom oil heat. Includes lawn care and snow apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus plowing. First and security required references and security. JPD along with reference check. Contact 4t41 Properties, 310-0693. tf2 Terry 207-632-2682. BRIDGTON — Furnished 1bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities included. $200 per week plus security deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38

COMMERCIAL BUILDING — South High Street location available. CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE New, attractive 1,600 square foot — childcare in Bridgton has full/part space. Energy efficient, gas heat & A/ time slots for all ages. Toddler and pre- C. Great signage and parking. $1,450 school curriculum. I have a degree in per month. Call 207-890-9192. tf24 K-8 education and 180 hours in early childhood development. For more in- BRIDGTON — 16 S. High St. formation, contact 595-5209. 8t42 efficiency apartment in clean, safe, quiet, historic building. Non-smoking, no pets. $500 a month. Includes heat, FOR SALE hot water, rubbish removal, plowing, $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag off-street parking. Coin-op laundry on when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x site. First, last and security requested. 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, References checked. Available Sept. Windham, 893-0339. tf46 1. Please call 647-2645. tf32


Call Justin at 207-671-1228 or Dave at 617-698-0263

NAPLES HOUSE — 2 bedroom, 1 bath W/D, 3 acres, included $700 in oil. $1,100 month, 1st & security deposit, pets negotiable, available Dec. 1st, call 978-873-3971. 4t43 BRIDGTON — Walk to downtown. Close to elementary school. 5 rooms newly-renovated, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Large private yard, appliances, washer-dryer included. First month rent, security deposit & references. $800 per month plus utilities. 207452-2585. tf41

NAPLES — Private, large, 1bedroom apartment with deck. In great condition & conveniently located off Route 114. $750 month. Includes heat & trash removal. 1st & security. No pets, no smoking. 207-318-4465. 2t42

MOVING SALE — October 28 and 29 at 10 a.m.: TARM 2007 Solo Plus 60 wood-fired boiler, 198,000 BTU/ hr., lightly used $4,995, furniture, appliances, lawn and garden, bicycles, sports equipment, pet supplies, toys, antique windows and drawers, tools, everything must go! 23 Moose Tails BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, Road, North Lovell, Maine. 1t43x approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. Good developable land, mostly IN HOUSE “YARD” SALE — cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21 Bridgton, 32 Smith Avenue. All sorts lamps, chairs, tables, drafting table, BUSINESS SERVICES of oak & glass etegere. Many added HEAP HAULERS — Towing items. Worth another look. Sat. & 1t43x service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call Sun., Oct. 29-30, 9-3. 655-5963. tf12

Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion



VENDORS NEEDED — — for annual Sleigh Bell Bazaar Sat. 12/10/2011, United Methodist Church, Bridgton. Call: 693-3476 or 272-0495. 1t43x


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

WINTER RENTAL WANTED — for New Hampshire family. December - May. Will be used as second home on weekends etc. No pets, nonsmokers. Preferably in West Bridgton or East Fryeburg. Call 603-930-5836. 3t42x

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647-2851 Wallboard Specialist Residential / Commercial Repairs – New Ceilings 23 Years Experience Free estimates


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

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DENMARK — Shorefront lot, Moose Pond, Denmark. $350,000. Call 207-452-2569 or 617-721-5047. 6t38 CASCO-NAPLES — New 3bedroom ranch, no downpayment. Other towns, other designs available. Howland Homes 207-807-1004. 3t43x



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Molly Ockett Middle School has openings for the 2011 Fall Season:

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8th Gr. GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH SPIRIT SQUAD COACH (Cheering) Experience preferred. Must have Maine Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) $70 fee For more information and to print an application, please visit Send cover letter, application, resume and references to: Jay Robinson, Principal MSAD 72 Superintendent’s Office 124 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 (207) 935-2600 * Fax (207) 935-3787

NEW FALL HOURS Mon.-Fri. 8–5 330 Bridgton Road Route 302, Fryeburg, ME Fax 935-3026



JV Girls Basketball Coach Candidates must be at least 20 years of age and have experience as a player or coach. Previous coaching experience preferred. Send resume, cover letter and recommendations to: Sue Thurston, Fryeburg Academy, 745 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037, 207935-2031.

Please note that weekend and evening hours are required.

Or, applications can be completed at the Business Office between 8 A.M. – 4 P.M., Monday through Friday. Applications will close when suitable candidates are found.

For more information call 647-8244 ext 15, or stop by our 119 Sandy Creek Rd., Bridgton location and pick up an application today! Applications must be received by November 14th to be considered for orientation on the 7th, 8th and 9th of December.

State law requires all Academy employees to submit to a criminal history record check.


Fryeburg Academy is an equal opportunity employer.


YARD SALE — Oct. 28 & 29, 9-?, 18 Whale Rock Lane, Brownfield. BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Women’s winter clothing, Cabella’s Road, 3.27 acres, well, black top 100% down w/coyote trim medium, road, mountain views, electricity. records, pictures, blankets, odds & $27,000. 583-6695. tf23 ends. 1t43

SOUTH BRIDGTON — 3-bedroom apartment, very large, laundry facilities on site. $775 plus utilities, references and security. Call 247-4707.

Fryeburg Academy is seeking the following coaching position:

Direct Support Professionals

BASEMENT SALE — Saturday, 81, 124 Shore Rd., Sebago. Furniture, books, albums and lots of miscellaneous. 1t43

WEST BRIDGTON — Beaver Pond. Quiet studio apartment includes heat, $400 month. Available October 1. Call Suzanne, 781-631-6731. tf39 TATE’S PLOWING SERVICES HARRISON — Main Street, sunny — Walkways & entrances included 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully with plowing fee. Roofs & decks ex-applianced in “like new” condition. tra. Estimates available upon request. 6t42x Available now at $895/month heat 1-207-409-5859. included. For information or to apply, BOARDING/GROOMING — is contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at now being offered by classic re207-583-6001. tf42 trievers located on 6 Broadway Ave. BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom Naples, off from Cooks Mills Road. apartment, gas heat, completely FMI contact Sandra (207) 899-5822, renovated, close to town. Laundry on e-mail premises. Call Jerry at 831-0368. get a classic look for your dog! Call 2t43x or e-mail for pricing and availability. 1t43x HARRISON — 3-bed, 1-bath mobile home $550 plus utilities & security B & L ROOFING — 20 years expedeposit. References. Available rience, fully insured. New roofs and tf20 immediately 583-2879. 1t43 repairs. Call 207-650-6479. NAPLES BRANDY POND — 2- CHEESE CLASSES — Sunday, bedroom furnished home, central heat 10/30, 9-2. Limited space available. by oil, large private yard, plowing Last class of season. Ramsdell Farm, 1t43 included. Available November-May. Denmark, 452-2772. No pets. $600 monthly plus utilities. DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Security deposit and references Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. required. Call 693-3338 or cell 207- Also, Paper­hang­ing. 35 yrs. ex­pe­ri­ 653-6336. 2t42 ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John tf31 BRIDGTON — 3 bedrooms, 3 Math­ews, 207-452-2781. bathrooms, 1-car garage condominium on the golf course. $1,100 month plus utilities. 409-8579. 4t42x

FRYEBURG ACADEMY Good Neighbors, Inc. is taking applications for people interested in joining our TEAM of Direct Support Professionals. We provide supports to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in their home and community. Good Neighbors, Inc. offers an excellent training program through the College of Direct Support, in addition to other State recognized certifications. We are committed to the future and education of our employees. This is a great opportunity for applicants who may be thinking about a career in disability or human services. We have a competitive benefit package and great working atmosphere. To qualify, you must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a high school diploma or G.E.D.

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(Continued from Page D) project. I understand that many of us cannot afford to have our taxes spent on this project in these times of economic hardship. On Nov. 8, we have an opportunity to elect another candidate for county commissioner who joins me in opposing the $33 million renovations for the Portland Civic Center — Annalee Rosenblatt. Annalee is the Republican candidate for County Commissioner District #1. There are also two Democratic candidates on the ballot. This new commissioner’s district includes Scarborough, Gorham, Standish, Sebago, Baldwin, Bridgton and Harrison. Annalee has the experience and qualifications we need in our new commissioner. Annalee has served as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Scarborough School Committee, American Business Women’s Association, Youth Alternatives Association and Girl Scout Leader. She has a master’s degree in Education and is a small business owner. I think it is very important that we elect another county commissioner who will serve all the citizens of Cumberland County, not just those who reside in the City of Portland. Please join me in supporting Annalee Rosenblatt for County Commissioner. Vote Annalee Rosenblatt on Nov. 8! Sue Witonis County Commissioner Casco

Casco referendum

To The Editor: Vote “No” on the Casco referendum (to conduct a revaluation) on Nov. 8! Yes, taxes have increased and state subsidies have decreased. That is what happens during a depression. We will be reappraised again in two to three years without taking from the rainy day funds. The gentleman who called for the referendum has a vacation home in the area on the water. It must be trying paying taxes on a home that you might spend two to four months a year in. We should all be that strapped! Over 78% of the taxes go to school funding. True, summer residents do not flock to the area for educational services. But, year-round residents need educational funding. I believe there are three seat-

Views from Congress by Chellie Pingree United States Congressman

Addressing domestic violence

APPLE WORK — Fall children’s programs started at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell on Monday, Oct. 17. Children and parents had a lot of fun making apple pints. Apples were generously donated by PieTree Orchard. ings for lunch in our high school due to the size of the lunchroom! Is the bus garage still attached to the high school? What to do with the rainy day funds? Vote “No”! Shari Corcoran Casco

Electoral integrity

To The Editor: The right to vote carries an implicit obligation to treat that right responsibly. Asking voters to register before the last minute should not pose a problem to those that take their civic duty responsibly. It seems logical that if you plan to vote for the candidates and policies that shape our future, you should be able to find time to not only register in a timely fashion, but also educate yourself on the issues. Proponents of the repeal are using the term “voter suppression” to describe the new guidelines. This is not true, but it is absurd. The two-day deadline to register to vote applies to those not already registered, and is a mild adjustment when you look at voter registration deadlines across the country. Over 40 states have deadlines. In Massachusetts, the deadline comes 20 days in advance of Election Day. New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Alaska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Hawaii and the District of Columbia all have a 30-day deadline. Arizona, Florida, Kentucky and Colorado wait 20 days. Illinois and New Mexico have a 28-day cut-off. New Jersey, Maryland and Oregon wait 21 days. Even California ends its registration two weeks

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cess, Maine law requires municipal clerks to visit all licensed nursing homes and residential facilities in their district within 30 days before an election. This gives the residents the opportunity to register and cast an absentee ballot. This is not “voter suppression.” It is bending over backward to make registration very easy! I have worked on voter registration (for 15 years) in a college town where I previously lived and can say firsthand it was a “frenzy” on Election Day when you had to process 300-plus new voters. It was an injustice to those already registered that they had to stand in long lines waiting to vote. In some cases, college students were brought in by the busload. Was there voter fraud/duplication going on? Did some of these students vote previously by absentee ballot in their hometowns? It’s hard to prove (until after the election and who is monitoring that?), but the possibility was certainly there. I urge voters to be responsible, vote “No” on Question 1 and let the new law stay as is. Maine will be better for it. Joanne Webb Bridgton LETTERS, Page D

someone you love be charged or punished. It is hard to weigh the worry of living with someone you fear against the anxiety of looking over your shoulder or being financially ruined. It is painful to give up on your hope that, if you just loved him or her enough, things could be better. Thankfully, there are organizations in Maine that have worked for decades to protect and support victims of domestic violence, hold abusers accountable, and prevent violence from happening. Caring Unlimited in York County, Family Crisis Services in Cumberland County, the Family Violence Project in Kennebec County, and New Hope for Women in Knox, Waldo, and Lincoln counties — all members of Maine’s Domestic Violence Coalition — run hotlines and emergency shelters, hold support groups for victims, provide community outreach and education programs for adults and children, and guide individuals through the court process. For many years, key leaders in this state led the way in promoting legislation, education, and resource allocations to tackle this enormous program. I’m very happy that Governor LePage, too, has made this a priority issue by pledging support for domestic violence laws and programs. In Congress, I remain a strong supporter of federal programs that help the state, our judicial systems, and nonprofit groups do their job. Recently, Maine has received several millions of dollars in grants from the Department of Justice VIOLENCE, Page D


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ahead of time. This cut-off period allows busy (usually understaffed) municipal clerks time to prepare the voting lists, add the new names, notify their previous states/places so they too can clean up their lists, and allow the clerks to process the everincreasing number of absentee ballots, set up the polling places, get the needed staff scheduled and trained, and handle any last minute problems to better serve the voter. These are necessary changes. Maine remains one of the most lenient states in the country when it comes to voter registration. The “cries” of “voter suppression” and “disenfranchisement” look even more ludicrous when you consider how easy it is to register to vote in Maine. There are still 247 business days a year to register. If you can’t get to your town hall, you can fill out the registration form at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles, social services agency or welfare agency affiliated with the Department of Health and Human Services. You may also have the town clerk’s office mail you a registration form so you never even have to leave home. In addition, any 17-year-old may pre-register even if they will be turning 18 on Election Day. To assist in the voting pro-

For too many, home is not the sanctuary it should be. Thousands of Mainers — mostly women — live with violence, abuse or intimidation at the hands of their loved ones. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Though we’ve made gains in the last few decades, statistics clearly show that domestic violence remains a troubling problem. While the extreme need for power and control that fuels the phenomenon can cut across genders, most perpetrators are men. In fact, one in four American women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. Each year, an estimated 30,000 people in Maine are the victims of domestic violence, and over half the murders in the state are domestically related. Domestic violence takes many forms, including physical and sexual violence, threats of violence and emotional abuse. The abuser could be a spouse, same-sex partner, someone you’ve dated in the past. Whatever the form, it has a terrible cost for everyone involved. Lost trust. Years spent living in fear. Families torn apart. Children injured emotionally and physically. Jail time. On top of that, domestic and sexual violence costs our economy $260 billion each year, the Department of Justice reports. By its nature, domestic violence is a complicated issue. It is tough to ask for help when you have been isolated, controlled, and manipulated — and then threatened for daring to leave. It is difficult to ask that

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Obituaries Travis W. Horan

Grace R. Rella

Elizabeth M. Warriner

LITTLETON, N.H. — Grace R. Rella, 98, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Lafayette Nursing Center in Franconia, N.H. She was born on Aug. 4, 1913, in New York City, a daughter of the late Santo and Maria (Vecchio) Pavone. She was raised in upstate New York on the family farm, and married Vito Rella in 1940. In addition to raising their family in Brooklyn and on Long Island, Grace was a talented seamstress and worked in the garment district of New York for many years. She also owned her own dry-cleaning business at one time. She and her husband moved to the north country of New Hampshire in 2001. She enjoyed knitting, quilting and crocheting, and she was known for her good cooking. She was a very self-sufficient lady who enjoyed her life at home taking care of her family. While maintaining her Catholic faith, she also subscribed to the tenets of the Christian Science church and firmly believed that the mind was a very powerful agent of healing. Grace lived in Denmark with her granddaughter for several years. Mrs. Rella is survived by her three sons, Vito Rella of Colebrook, N.H., Gerald Rella of Palm Coast, Fla. and Joseph Rella of Farmingdale, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Vito Rella, in 2003; and a brother, Samuel Pavone. Calling hours were on Friday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. A committal service and interment was held on Monday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Pinelawn Memorial Park & Gardens in Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Rella may be made to The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Office of the Treasurer, Philanthropy Team, P05-10, 210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Condolences may be offered to the family online by going to www. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home, Colebrook, N.H.

NAPLES — Elizabeth M. Warriner, 76, of Naples died early Thursday morning, Oct. 20, 2011 at her home with her husband be her side. She was born in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Gordon and Elizabeth Davis Munro. Elizabeth was a graduate of Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She worked for several years at Wayland, Mass. Public School as a secretary. Surviving are her husband, Walter “Bud” Warriner; her daughter, Elizabeth Sumner of Friday Harbor, Wash.; three sons, Bradford G. of Candia, N.H., Steven W. of Templeton, Mass. and Jon D. of Mansfield, Mass.; seven grandchildren and one grandson. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01733. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

Evelyn W. Kay SEBAGO — Evelyn Wilson Kay, 90, of Fairfield, Conn. and Sebago passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough. Born in Hamden, Conn., the daughter of the late Harold and Martha Wilson, she had been a Fairfield resident for nearly 70 years. Mrs. Kay was an active participant in the Women’s Association at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield and also a member of Church Women United. After raising her family, Evelyn enrolled at Housatonic Community College and proudly received an associate’s degree with high honors. Since her childhood she enjoyed summers on Sebago Lake where her family continues to enjoy their time. Survivors include two children, Pamela J. Kay and Kenneth A. Kay, both of Gorham; a brother, Harold Wilson of Venice, Fla.; five nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth J. Kay; her parents; a son, Bruce W. Kay, Esq.; and a sister, Barbara Davis. A private graveside service was held in Lawncroft Cemetery in Fairfield, Conn. The service was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Edward Duffy. The Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Rd., Fairfield assisted the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Kay may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Ruth A. Frost BALDWIN — Ruth A. Frost passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Visiting hours were held on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. A funeral was held on Monday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Kezar Falls Assembly of God, Route 25, Parsonsfield.

Milton R. Prouty PORTLAND — Milton R. Prouty, 79, of Bridgton, died Thursday, Oct. 20 at Maine Medical Center. He was born in Alston, Mass. on March 30, 1932, the son of William and Alma Prouty. He graduated from high school in Cambridge, Mass. and served in the U. S. Army. Milton married Catherine Maron. He was a retired Police Officer and Detective for the Cambridge Police Department. Also, he worked at Camp Wildwood, was an artist and an avid sportsman. He is survived by his wife of Bridgton; his children, Karen O’Shea and her husband Thomas of N. Hampton, N.H., Robert and his wife Teresa of Fryeburg, Stephen and his wife Susan of Providence, R.I., and Paul M. and his wife Judith of Brownfield; 12 grandchildren, Kristen, Eric, Christopher, Erin, Kevin, Craig, Cassie, Tiffeny, Hayden, Nicholas, Desiree and Gibson; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, James A. and his wife Ellie of Roswell, Ga.; a special niece, Elaine; and an honorary son, Bob McHatton and his wife Deb of Bridgton. At Mr. Prouty’s request a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Lawrence J. Kenison

FRYEBURG — Lawrence J. Kenison, 82, of Casco died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Fryeburg Health Care Center. He was born in Denmark on July 4, 1929, the son of Jessie and Alvina Richardson Kenison. He attended schools in Denmark and Bridgton. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Eleanor “Sandy” Charnley. He had been employed as a truck driver. He was a member of the Oriental Masonic Lodge in Bridgton. Lawrence is survived by a son, Gary Kenison; three daughters, Karolee Alexander, Janet Henry and Laurel Holmes; a sister, Rachel McNalley; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife; and his sister, Olive Hartford. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.

Katherine C. Nunnelly KANSAS CITY, MO. — Katherine Colleen Nunnelly, 63, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sept. 29, 2011, with family at her side. Colleen was born April 12, 1948, in Schenectady, N.Y., to Howard Davault and Emily Louise Cardwell Nunnelly. She grew up in bucolic New Florence, Mo. Colleen graduated from Montgomery County R-2 High School and the University of Missouri, Phi Beta Kappa. She served two years in the Teacher Corps. Colleen was a member of the first class of Antioch Law School, where she graduated with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1975. The Legal Aid Society of Western Missouri employed Colleen until 1984. She was then hired as managing attorney for UAW Legal Services for three offices in the Kansas City area. Colleen retired in May of 2010. She served on the Board of Directors of Unicorn Theater, volunteered as an instructor for English as a Second Language, and served as Missouri State Chairman for the National Organization of Bankruptcy Attorneys. Colleen had a deep appreciation for the natural calm of Lovell, Maine, where she vacationed almost every summer since law school. She bought a cabin there in 1987. She is survived by her mother, her two sisters, Cherie Bledsoe-Sutton and Robin Nunnelly; several nieces and nephews; three great-nieces and a great-nephew. Her memorial will be on Saturday, Oct. 29. Visitation is at 3:30 p.m. and memorial services are at 4:30 p.m. at New Florence United Methodist Church, 209 West Mortimer St., New Florence, Mo. Memorial contributions are welcomed at: Legal Aid of Western Missouri Endowment, whose mission, providing legal representation to those unable to afford it, Colleen strongly believed in, at 1125 Grand Blvd., #1900, Kansas City, MO 64106; Colleen’s hometown church, New Florence United Methodist Church, PO Box 15, New Florence, MO 63363; The Greater Lovell Land Trust, which seeks to preserve the beauty and peace of Lovell, Maine, which Colleen loved so much, PO Box 181, Center Lovell, ME 04016.

Joene R. Clark WEST BALDWIN — Joene Raye Clark, 58, was received in the arms of the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, surrounded by her loving family in her home. She was born on Aug. 12, 1953, to Rae (Locke) and Leroy Bacon Jr. In 1986 she married her soulmate, Maurice “JC” Clifton Clark Jr. Together they raised three children. She was a devoted friend and mother who enjoyed spending time with her family, gatherings with friends in North Gorham, snowmobiling and gardening. One of Joene’s fondest memories was being given the trip of a lifetime to Alaska with her husband. She was predeceased by her husband and parents. Joene is survived by her children, Ben Pride, of Windsor; Maurice “Jay” Clark III, of Limington; Tamara Clark and her fiancé who are expecting their first child; four grandchildren; three brothers, Randall Bacon of Gouldsboro, Gary “Tiger” Bacon of North Gorham, and Brian Bacon of Hollis. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Chase Cemetery on Highland Cliff Road in Windham. A gathering of friends and family will follow at the United Church of Christ at North Gorham, on Standish Neck Road in North Gorham. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to: The Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 108, Scarborough, ME 04704.

NAPLES — Travis W. Horan, 22, of Cooks Mills Rd. died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon. He was born in Portland, a son of Kevin and Jodi Horan. Travis is survived by his parents; his partner Kallie and their son Jordan; two brothers, Andy and Matthew. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road. Casco. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Chapel on Northern Pines Road. in Raymond. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Jordan Horan Fund at Norway Savings Bank, 621 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055.

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Under Medicare, medicines may be covered under Part B or Part D depending on the situation. This often leads to provider confusion about which Part of Medicare to bill, and who should pay. The factors that determine which Part of Medicare should pay include: the type of drug, how it is administered, and what it is being used to treat. A beneficiary’s cost-sharing responsibility depends on whether the drug is covered by Part B or D. If covered by Part B, the patient must normally pay 20% co-insurance after meeting the annual Part B deductible ($162 this year). On the other hand, Medicare supplement insurance might pick up that cost. Part D generally covers medicines that are purchased with a prescription at a retail or mail-order pharmacy. If covered under Part D, and assuming that the plan’s deductible has been met — the beneficiary pays a co-pay for that drug. Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage plans usually get their drugs through that program. However, the same Part B and D coverage rules apply. Special note: During the Part D open enrollment period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7), in addition to Medicare Counselor Stan Cohen’s availability at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m., counselor Phil Ohman will be available by appointment on Tuesdays at the Naples Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Thursdays at the Bridgton Community Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 1-800-427-7411 to make an appointment with Mr. Ohman.

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To The Editor: The pro-casino ads and mailings I’ve been receiving rarely mention casinos or slot machines. If they mention gambling at all, they use the euphemism “gaming.” Mostly, though, they talk about job claims and student scholarships, but not the price that cities and states pay after voters fall for all their hype. Don’t be misled! Gambling is a curse, not a job creator. It is addictive and preys on all who engage in it. It makes huge profits for the casinos, which use much of that income to lobby for more, so states turn a blind eye to the social costs that not only destroy LETTERS, Page D

Domestic violence

(Continued from Page D) through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The money will go to state agencies and nonprofit groups for law enforcement, prosecution, and services for victims. The funding is incredibly important to strengthening their efforts. The Family Violence Project recently received a VAWA grant to start an innovative program to counsel victims of domestic violence who also battle addiction. Addiction can be a major barrier to prevent victims from living independent of their abusers who may also be users and who may be their supplier. The program is groundbreaking in its scope — providing a safe place and the necessary additional staffing to manage these co-occurring problems — and will make a difference in the lives of many Maine women whose addictions have kept them from access to shelters.

Celebrating 15 years!

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With budget pressures at all levels, however, programs like this are already stretched thin. While many are being served, still more need help. I’m afraid the bad economy could make funding even more scarce — even as tough times fuel more cases of domestic violence. I vow to keep fighting for these programs at the federal level. We need to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act this year so we can keep its programs running and make sure we’re doing everything we can to address domestic violence in Maine and across the country. It’s an investment that saves communities, families, and lives. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can find resources on the Maine Coalition for Domestic Violence website at or call 1-866834-HELP. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree represents Maine’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Contact her at 774-5019 or at www.pingree.

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Opinions (Continued from Page D) families, but also eat into state revenues. In fact, governments are now partners in encouraging gambling as an easy way to raise revenue without raising taxes. Don’t believe the promises of good times to come! Casinos bring with them a dark underside. Atlantic City police witnessed a rise in crime after their casinos opened. Local businesses declined, decay continued in urban neighborhoods, and unemployment rose after the introduction of casino gambling. Vote “No” on Question 2 and stop the spread of casino gambling in Maine. Rev. Nancy R. Smith Bridgton

Yes on 2

To The Editor: I supported the Biddeford Downs proposal earlier this year in the legislature, and I’ll support Question 2 on Nov. 8. The project will provide goodpaying jobs with benefits, at a time when private investment is sorely needed in our state. A new hotel, conference center, harness racetrack and slots facility in Biddeford will require hundreds of construction workers, engineers and architects to build. After it’s done, a large staff of fulltime and part-time workers will be needed to run the complex. The creation of jobs is a solid reason to support Question 2. But there is another important piece to this referendum that helped inform my decision: the credibility of the developers. Ocean Properties Ltd. has teamed up with Scarborough Downs. Their proposal essentially moves and modernizes the Downs to compete on the same level as the harness racing industry in dozens of other states. Ocean Properties is owned by Bangor native Tom Walsh. He built his company up in the Bangor area in the 1960s, and now Ocean Properties owns hotels across the United States and Canada. The company employs more than 1,200 Mainers at its properties in our state, including The Samoset in Rockland. Scarborough Downs has been the hub of a traditional Maine industry for more than 60 years. It is led by Sharon Terry, who is highly respected in Maine’s business community. I believe that the Walsh and Terry families, working together, will produce an entertainment complex that is successful and appropriate for Maine. They are prepared to put hundreds of Mainers to work, and I support that effort. Sen. Bill Diamond Windham

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To The Editor: Tom McLaughlin, you need to get a grip. That rant of yours about the Wall Street protesters (10/13/11) was pretty silly. Have you actually been to an occupation to check things out, or are you just bitter because these protests have moved the Tea Party to the back seat? Your meanspirited depiction of the protesters as smelly, dreadlocked, leftist zombies may raise snickers of approval from your loyal fans, but your portrayal is not fair and not true. I spent four days in New York at the protests just before your column was published. I went down there because I don’t trust the media to tell the truth about such things. (Your column is a perfect example.) I spent hours at Zuccotti Park listening and talking to people. Tom, these people aren’t strange evolutionary throwbacks or pierced, tattooed freaks, as you say. A few may be a little quirky in their appearance and political views, but most folks I met were concerned Americans who feel they’ve been victimized by big corporations, greedy bankers and venal politicians, the very things you rail at in your newspaper commentary. So what if they’re not your precious Tea Party? You think the Tea Party has an exclusive monopoly on changing things around here? Give me a break. Tom, do your readers a favor. Take a trip to New York for a few days. See for yourself what’s going on down there. Then, come back and write a column that tells it like it is. Whether you agree with me or not, at least it’ll be based on experience instead of armchair Internet browsing and politically biased assumptions. Thank you. Charlie Simpson Kittery Point

Pumpkin auction

To The Editor: What would otherwise be a mundane Tuesday evening turned into a triumphant success. The Great Pumpkin Auction held last Tuesday to benefit Skills USA and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) turned into an evening of friendly bids on pumpkins decorated with care and time by local artists, business owners and Lake Region Vocational Center staff. The evening was hosted by the Black Bear Café. Even on the heels of a shoulder operation, owners Sue and John Bohill backed our cause.  I also want to thank all those who donated time in the form of a pumpkin. Each and every pumpkin had its own theme. The time and effort put forth in each creation is greatly appreciated. The Black Bear Café was

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bulging at the seams with locals who came to bid and support our students. Thank you to all those who took the time to stop in, browse and bid. Each and every By Dawn De Busk pumpkin found a happy home Staff Writer and our organizations are much RAYMOND �� —���������� To ��������� drive closer to achieving their goals. Nichelle Gardner Main Street in Raymond one Lake Region Vocational would not know that Halloween Center is less than a week away. But on Monday, Halloween night, that stretch of road that connects Route 302 to Route 121 will become the footpath for approximately 800 costumewearing children and adults who To The Editor: We just wanted to take a are out trick-or-treating. Community members have moment to say “thank you” to long since seen the trend. Both Charlotte Bruffey’s family and friends for putting together such the Raymond Village Library a spectacular haunted house. In and Raymond Village United short, it was amazing. We could Church of Christ held “candy not get over the time and effort drives” to help offset the surge in it must have taken to put on such the need for the sugary substance. a spooktacular event. The kids The candy is redistributed to were spooked “at their level” residents who live along the and then were treated to some trick-or-treat zone. The homeowners who yummy treats and goody bags. receive the annual congregation The kids smiled all the way of people on Halloween night home. Charlotte, her family and have mixed reviews about friends really helped us have an awesome and memorable night! living along the front lines of And then to know that the event the crowds. “For sure, Halloween is an was also an opportunity to raise event here,” said Sean, who was money for Harvest Hills was just repairing his roof. cherries on top. “It’s nice. I enjoy it. It gets I always love to read stories people out together. Definitely, about children who are doing Halloween is ‘an event’ here,”� great things for their community and their families who support said Sean.� “Everyone (of his neighbors) them. Way to go! whines about it,” he said. “But The Sheldrick Family you can just feel the energy, and Sebago you can have fun with it.” He has lived at his Main Street residence for about 12 years, and participated most years in the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating —���������� �� of ��������� being To The Editor: the host to trick-or-treaters. The American Legion Post “I always buy candy on the #155 in Naples would like to last day when the prices are express our sincere thanks to P maxed out,” he said, laughing. & K Sand and Gravel and their “It’s like buying gas in July.” staff in assisting Legion memHe said his Halloween night bers Curtis Merrill, Dick Bell ritual includes parking his truck and Bill Shane in the installaat the end of the driveway, tion process of the new foundaand sitting on his tailgate with tions for the new flagpoles at the the loads of candy, and saying Legion. Thanks! Happy Halloween to everyone Bill Shane who comes by. He concentrates Casco on lighting up the outbuilding on his property that is closer to Main Street. In contrast, he keeps his house dark with the simplicity of a few carved pumpkins, he said. To The Editor: Like Sean, neighbor Lori Thank you Denmark taxpay- McGowen limits her Halloween ers and selectmen for approving decorating to one area �� —����� ���� her funding for the new Mountain screen porch. Road. Our Highway Department Since she works full����������� -���������� time, she did an outstanding job of improv- doesn’t have time to decorate, ing and preparing the road for but she thoroughly enjoys paving. For all of us who use the Halloween on Main Street. road regularly, we “thank you” “Yes, it’s wonderful. I have for a job well done. these girls who serenade me with Bill and Diane Boyd Halloween songs every year. Denmark

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They do minstrel-type singing Chief Cathy Gosselin. —���������������������������� every year,” McGowen ������ said, “It’s been several years that smiling. Main Street has been a highlight For the past seven years since for Halloween. It is the most congested area of the town,” Gosselin said. She added that What: Trick-or –treating cenofficial counts have shown tral, Main Street in Raymond between 600 and 800 people Events: 4:30 p.m. story time attending the event in recent at Raymond Village Library, 5 years. p.m. – 8 p.m., haunted house “The fire and rescue at the Raymond Fire and department makes it (Main Rescue Department’s smokeStreet) one lane of traffic. We simulation trailer, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., hot cider and coffee turn it into a one-way street����� ,���� so and public restrooms at the it’s safer,” she said. Raymond Village Church of “It really is a nice family Christ. event. The little kids are out When: Oct. 31, Halloween before it gets dark,” she said. night “It starts at 4:30 or 5 p.m. The busiest time is between 5 and 7 p.m. By 8 p.m., it is she has lived on Main Street, mostly over,” she said. McGowen said she appreciates During the evening, the that public officials and Public Safety smoke-simulation community members are able to trailer is turned into a haunted provide a safe place – to an area house, which is open to the where people were naturally public, Gosselin said. gravitating on Halloween night. The Raymond Village “It brings a lot of the younger Library has a story time event kids into one area, and they’re at 4:30 p.m., which is perfect safe,” she said. McGowen likes for children to attend before that authorities continue to close they begin their trick-or-treating down one lane of traffic for that adventure, according to Head evening, she said. Librarian Barb Thorpe. The Raymond Fire and Thorpe described Halloween Rescue Department coordinates night as “Raymond’s Mardi the closing of one lane to traffic Gras.” for the safety of the influx of Through the library, Thorpe pedestrians, according to Deputy HALLOWEEN, Page D

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Michael Kaeshammer at Arts Center Nov. 5

FRYEBURG — “Jazz pianist” does not begin to describe performer Michael Kaeshammer. When Kaeshammer is on stage, he doesn’t simply wow you with his chops; he invites you in and talks to you. Yes, he’s a gifted singer and songwriter, a highly trained technician and interpreter and an incendiary piano player. But also, on stage and off, he’s a consummate host. The Jazz artist will be performing at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students and are available for purchase online at or by calling the Box Office at 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Kaeshammer’s latest release, “KAESHAMMER,” plays like a love letter to life — a set of original songs as playful as they

are contagious. Literally, a feast for your ears that blends ingredients from Kaeshammer’s vast store of jazz, soul, pop and R&B influences, served up fresh, piping hot, and with a huge helping of joy on the side. Similarly, at his shows, the joy is in the sharing, the process of getting where you’re going, not just the end result. As the Montreal Gazette’s Bernard Perusse says, “He’s a showman. And showmanship is what makes people talk… If you haven’t seen him live, you haven’t really experienced him in his true element.” Kaeshammer explains, “For me the performance is as much about the energy coming off the stage as the energy coming from the audience. It’s about being myself, writing from the heart and showing my love for life. That’s what I want to convey. After the show, people ask me, ‘do you really have that much fun?’ And I say ‘you don’t know the half of it. It’s even more exhilarating than it looks.’” TIM RICHARDSON will be one of 10 singers to perform in the upcoming Lake Region Community Theatre production of Salute Our Vets! A Star-Spangled Cabaret at the American Legion Post #155 in Naples.

Star Spangled Banner Cabaret

By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to the News Lake Region Community Theatre will present a brand new cabaret full of swinging patriotic numbers. Salute Our Vets! A Star-Spangled Cabaret will open at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4-5 at the American Legion Post #155 on Route 11 in Naples. The show will feature a medley of patriotic music, some familiar and some brand JAZZ ARTIST Michael Kaeshammer will be performing at new. Organized by Janet Ver the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg Planck, Jyselle Watkins and Lew Krainin, the show is on Friday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. directed by Laurie Shepard and Patrice Foley-Olsen. Vin Brown is the Master of Ceremonies for this animated show. Local talent will fill the stage with song and dance. Singers include Beth Olsen, Tim Richardson, Casey Hutchinson, Emily Davis, Teresa Dyer, Tom Ferent, Ginnie Spaulding, Keli Forke, Andrew Shepard and Abigail Worthing. Alexis Guzman will perform a solo dance. Acrojazz to America will feature Kendyl Ridlon, Paige Harndon and Samantha Gosselin. These three will be joined by Liza 1t43 Collins-Schrader in a hip-hop to Warrior. Pamela CollinsStahle, Nichole Beane, Alexis Guzman, Samantha Scarf, Melissa Mattucci and Arianna Aaskov will perform

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(Continued from Page D) helps to collect donations of candy. A large clear tub and about 10 grocery bags of candy sat in the library’s storage room on Monday. Thorpe said the candy would be provided to homeowners later in the week. “I’ve seen people in town, who live where they don’t get trick-or-treaters and they say to me, ‘Oh yeah, Halloween is coming up. I’ll bring some candy by the library,’” Thorpe said. People have even asked if it is okay to put the candy donations in the book drop; and she has told them that would work out fine. Thorpe said the outskirt community members were the driving force behind deciding to start the candy-collecting for areas hard hit with trick-ortreaters. “It was the concern of the community” that kick-started the yearly candy drives, she said. Longtime residents John and Rosemary Winant evacuate their home before ghosts and goblins descend on Main Street. “We hide on Halloween. We don’t decorate. We turn the lights off. I know our neighbors will hate that we say this��������� ,�������� but we leave because it’s just too much for us,” Rosemary said. Several years ago, the couple’s daughter������������� ,������������ Robin, who was so thrilled to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, depleted the candy supply early in the night, Rosemary said. “At 6:15 (p.m.) she ran out of candy. She had to turn off the lights and hide,” she said. “So, now we just leave on Halloween,” Rosemary said.

“There are some neighbors who do. It’s a lot of money to be spending on candy.” Actually, it is the perfect time for the Raymond locals to celebrate Rosemary’s late October birthday by going out to a restaurant for dinner. Therefore, they can comfortably skip the chaos of an evening when the tiny street on which they live swells to a gathering of hundreds of people. Meanwhile, the Raymond Village Church opens its doors on Halloween night. “We provide a public bathroom, a rest stop for the kids. We will serve apple cider and hot coffee,” according to Linda Eldridge, who had volunteered to coordinate Halloween night activities at the church. The youth group was getting together Friday night to carve the Jack O’ Lanterns to place outside the church —����������������������� ������������������������ a festive activity to bring church members together prior to a holiday that brings so many people from surrounding communities to one location. Also, the church will be taking donations for UNICEF —�������������������������������� a fundraising event that takes place worldwide on Halloween. Eldridge described a time a young girl who had ����� been given���������������������� money when she trickor-treated at her grandmother’s house. Without hesitation, the girl dumped all the money into the UNICEF ������������������ container. According to Eldridge�������� ,������� about a decade ago and for the duration of several years, the church held a children’s parade. “About five years ago, we decided to be here on Halloween night, and to show our connection to the community,” she said.



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