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Selectmen set stage for cable TV talks By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen agreed on marching orders for Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz when he negotiates on behalf of the town with Time-Warner Cable Company on a new cable contract. Don’t agree to a lengthy contract, they told him, because technology is changing so rapidly; try to get them to agree to relax their current rules for extending cable
lines to low-density neighborhoods; and, by all means, partner up with other Lake Region towns on negotiations to achieve better leverage on terms. Selectmen also told Berkowitz not to ask for an increase in the percentage paid by cable customers for franchise fees. While an increase from the current 3% to 5% would provide the town with more revenue for Lake Region Community
Television’s operating budget, that increase would be borne by customers, most of whom already feel they pay too much for cable services. Bridgton’s contract with Time-Warner has been in place since 1997, and in those 16 years, digital technology has revolutionized the industry. What towns were willing to settle for in 1997, in terms of wiring and equipment to cover governmental meetings, is no longer adequate.
Time-Warner’s contract with Bridgton and most other Lake Region communities expired a year ago, and the towns are still working under those terms. A key need cited by Berkowitz is the need to shorten the contract term. He recommended the town ask for a five-year contract, renewable in increments. With the rapid pace of technological change in the telecommunications industry,
he said, “It won’t take long before the lines are blurred between the cable providers and the telephone providers.” He added, “There is a whole lot of new technology out there, and we’ve already seen DISH TV surpass that technology.” Participation in group negotiations will incur some costs, said Berkowitz, but the potential benefits will likely outweigh those costs. “We do not anticipate that (costs for a
professional negotiator) will be huge,” he said, adding that each town would likely base its contribution on the number of cable subscribers in the town. He said the joint negotiations team, which is just being formed, will be working with a negotiator who has served in a similar role for the city of South Portland. Currently, Time-Warner isn’t required to extend cable to any section of town where CABLE, Page A
Neighborly act played a role By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — Kenneth Edwards, like many others living in “The Friendly Village” of Harrison, has a close-knit family and knows many folks in town as friends. A retiree and resident of 317 Edes Falls Road, Edwards tries to help them if he can. His neighborly ways have served him well, that is, until the afternoon of Oct. 16, when he said he Moss McCole unwittingly allowed his pickup truck to be used to rob the town’s only bank. “We all kind of feel used,” Edwards said Friday, referring especially to the local woman who drove the truck, who asked that her name not be used. “We try to help people,” said Edwards, only to hear others in town making speculative jokes, such as the person who greeted him the day after the robbery by saying, “Here comes that gangster guy.” Moss McCole, 35, formerly of Harrison, was arrested and charged with Class B robbery after police say he entered Northeast Bank at 46 Main Street at 3:55 p.m. and demanded money from a teller. Witnesses say McCole showed no weapon, but assaulted a male bank customer before leaving the bank with around $3,000 in cash. The money has not been recovered. McCole was arraigned Oct. 18, and is currently being held at Cumberland County Jail. The bizarre chain of events began when Edwards said McCole showed up earlier in the day at the Maple Ridge Road home of the woman, a former friend of his. Only eight days previous, McCole had been released from Cumberland County Jail after serving five months for burglary, forgery and criminal mischief charges, according to police. He had been given a place to stay and a job, according to comments posted by a family member accompanying a Portland Press Herald article about the robbery. McCole asked the woman if he could borrow a vehicle so he could pick up his daughter after school, Edwards said. She called Edwards, and he said that since he didn’t really know McCole, he would only loan out the pickup, a green Chevy S-10, if she would do the driving. Edwards’ son-in-law, Tim Stanton, said the woman stopped and parked in the Village, near the Olde Mill Tavern. McCole told her he was going into the Market Basket for a pack of cigarettes, Stanton said. When he returned a few minutes later, Stanton said McCole acted normally and said nothing to indicate he had allegedly just robbed a bank. Completely by coincidence, a Maine State Trooper was driving through Harrison when the bank alarm went ROBBERY, Page A
MEMORIAL has been moved to the east side of Hacker’s Hill in Casco. (Photos by Dawn De Busk)
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Memorial remains for the living
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – A memorial, which for more than a decade provided a place for people to honor their loved ones who have died, rests on Hacker’s Hill. It has been moved off the parcel maintained by Loon Echo Land Trust to another spot on private land. It is not hard to find. “So many people are attracted to this memorial. Every time, I come up here, I see someone go to this spot. Sometimes, they sit here for long periods of time — just reflecting,” said Don Fowler, the longtime caretaker of the land.
Fowler said he had always thought that the space — the little peninsula of flat land on the east side of Hacker’s Hill — had great potential to be a resting spot for visitors to the mountain. On Monday, as Fowler stood in the afternoon sun with his black Labrador, Hal, a group of four people wandered his way. A man in the group asked about the statue, recalling that at one time it had been higher up the hill. The man paused as though re-examining his own memory and then commenting that perhaps it was a different statue. “It’s the same statue,”
Bill could help SAD 72 project State Representative Jonathan Kinney (RLimington) has introduced a bill to help SAD 72 and potentially other schools like it to obtain a fair level of funding from the state government for the construction of “basic” schools — schools that meet state Department of Education architectural guidelines. LR 2283, “An Act To Limit Local Contributions to School Construction,” was inspired by a recent and much-publicized problem faced by SAD 72, which is comprised of Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Lovell, Stoneham, Stow and Sweden. The district was told that the construction of the new elementary school adjoining Molly Ockett Middle School would be 100% covered by the state. Two years
and $200,000 in planning costs later, however, the state Department of Education (DOE) informed the district that the towns would be responsible for nearly 35% of the cost of the project, or roughly $9 million. “The SAD 72 board was understandably outraged by this,” said Rep. Kinney. “The state went back on its word about the school construction costs and that really caught us off guard. If we don’t solve this problem, local property tax payers will be devastated.” Kinney’s bill would cap school districts’ share of the cost of constructing basic schools at 10%. “Working on this school funding issue will be one of my top priorities in the upcoming session which begins in January,” added
Rep. Kinney. “We have to prevent property tax payers from getting hurt.” Meanwhile, SAD 72 officials continue to explore what option taxpayers will favor to replace the C.A. Snow School. Initially, the district proposed two building options — Option B would call for a building attached to Molly Ockett Middle School to house Snow School students, as well as moving fifth graders from New Suncook and fourth/fifth graders from Brownfield-Denmark, thus eliminating all portables; Option C would shift all elementary students to the Molly Ockett campus. At their September meeting, the SAD 72 School Board decided to postpone making a decision on the building project. A survey is currently
Rep. Jon Kinney available at the district website (ww.msad72.org), which asks for citizen input regarding the project. The survey deadline is this Friday, Oct. 25. The Ad Hoc Building Committee will tabulate the BILL, Page A
Fowler said. Not only did Fowler relocate the statue, but he also built a four-post pavilion. The structure has a pitched roof with heavy-duty corrugated roofing — some of which is clear to allow the sun to shine onto the woodcarving. The only work that is left before winter hits is applying sealant to the wood, Fowler said. All the trinkets and objects that people left to remember departed loved ones were moved along with the statue. Since that time, citizens have placed many more items at the feet of the statue. An inviting picnic table sits behind the memorial. The statue, a handmade wooden carving, represents Jesus Christ saying that the
greatest being is like a child with a humbled outlook toward God, Fowler said. Another addition is three wooden crosses, which represent when Jesus Christ was crucified with the two thieves, Fowler said. Also, stones are stacked into the shape of a well for drawing water. This symbolizes Jacob’s well in the Bible, he said. “I had just the right number of rocks to finish it,” he said. This new well is not operable, and the original one remains on the 20-acre tract that has been purchased and set aside for public access. Fowler said that the members of Loon Echo have been great to work HACKER’S, Page A
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TIF funds to be tapped for sidewalk tie-in By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen voted Tuesday to spend up to $42,500 in Tax Increment Financing funds to tie the town’s existing sidewalk system into the walkway now being built at the entrance to the Hannaford supermarket on Portland Road. The work will have to wait until spring, however, since estimates from several contractors were higher than anticipated and the board
agreed to save on labor costs by having the project done in-house, by the Public Works Department. The vote marks one of the few times the town has tapped money from the TIF district, created in 2006 to encourage reinvestment in infrastructure along Route 302, from Pondicherry Square south to Paris Farmers Union. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said after 30 years, “What money hasn’t been spent,
you have to turn back to the state” state rules for TIF districts. Specific rules apply as to the purposes for which TIF monies can be used, and Berkowitz suggested the board’s motion include the phrase “all legal and allowable expenses.” It’s possible the town could be reimbursed by the state for using in-house labor, and Berkowitz said he would investigate that possibility. The TIF, one of two in Bridgton (the other is
a credit enhancement TIFF enabling redevelopment of the Magic Lantern Theatre), allows selectmen to authorize spending only up to $50,000 without going to voters at town meeting. Public Works Director Jim Kidder said he talked to four contractors about the project, based on the scope of work being done by Dearborn Construction. “The pricing before you is still pretty high,” he said. “As long as the board
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Fuel assistance representatives will be on hand this Monday during CrossWalk Community Outreach’s food pantry service. Two employees with Opportunity Alliance, Val Fitzgerald and Dan Lauze, will be prepared to speak with people from the community about fuel assistance for the 2013-2014 heating season and the new health care exchanges, according to a press release. “They will be able to answer any questions that people attending may have about these two important issues,” the release said. The CrossWalk program, which is held in the gymnasium of the Naples Town Office, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 28.
However, after this Monday, the program will switch its hours from the current interval to a timeslot of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For now, the pantry and free meal will continue to take place at the town gymnasium. CrossWalk conducted a survey of its clients, and asked how the proposed time change would affect their ability to use the pantry and stay for the lunch, according the Board of Directors President Nancy Vose. “The time change is not going to affect the people who are coming,” she said. “Some of the people who like to socialize — they won’t be able to come earlier anymore,” Vose said. She stressed that it is important for people not to arrive before 12:30 p.m. during food pantries held after Oct. 28.
“We love these people. We care about them. We know them by name,” Vose said. “I am saddened about their reduced socialization because of the changed hours. For now, we have to decrease the number of vehicles and people in the parking lot while the town office is open,” she said. On Monday, the town office closes at 1 p.m. “Right now, things are too crowded. The people who use the food pantry cannot arrive before 12:30 p.m.,” Vose said. The switch in the time schedule will result in the loss of people who volunteer their time in the kitchen. “We will be losing some kitchen help. We are looking for more volunteers,” Vose said. Prospective volunteers can e-mail crosswalkoutreach@ yahoo.com or call 615-3226. In recent months, people involved with CrossWalk had been scouting out other sites to hold its food pantry program. Although mentioned in the past, the American Legion Post No. 155 will not be a future venue for the food pantry. That is according to both Vose and
Post Adjutant Bill Stuart. The use of the upstairs room “was discussed between the people of CrossWalk and the Legion,” he said. “CrossWalk would not work in the Legion hall,” Stuart said, citing the size of the room and lack of handicapped access to the second floor. “The Legion is not workable,” Vose said. “Upstairs is under 1,000 square feet. It is not handicapped-accessible. We cannot put handicapped people on the second floor,” she said. Several of the area residents who benefit from the pantry are handicapped, or have bad hips or knees, making the climb up the stairs difficult — if not impossible, Vose said. “The space is too small. I have measured it. It is less than half the space of the gym,” she said. Additionally, the upstairs area would add to volunteers’ labor. “During a month, our volunteers carry 15,000 pounds of food,” she said, adding that food is carted from vans to the facility, and back out to people’s vehicles.
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doesn’t care whether this is done this fall or next spring, I recommend holding off, and allowing Public Works to do it.” He said the town’s planning department has not budgeted funds for sidewalks, other than the streetscape work planned for Depot Street. “Most of this cost is labor, and the only thing we have (available) is FEMA reimbursement funds.” The sidewalk will follow the state’s right-of-way
on state property. A sizable number of local residents walk to Hannaford from points closer to downtown, and safety concerns arose several years ago when it was realized that walking into Hannaford’s parking lot required pedestrians to step into the entrance lane. The grocery chain had to delay the project for financial reasons last year, but recently informed the town their portion of the work will be done this fall.
JESSICA JACKSON poses at the Naples Town Office on Monday after being introduced to the Naples Board of Selectman as the new animal control officer for that town. (De Busk Photo)
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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Jessica Jackson had an aunt that passed on her love of animals. “My aunt always surrounded herself with animals. So, I basically grew up with lots of animals. That was a major reason I got into animal control,” she said. From the time she was young, Jackson adored animals: cats and dogs, and those that aren’t domesticated. As an adult, Jackson earned a degree in Criminal Justice with an eye on training canines for the law enforcement field. “When I started doing it, I wasn’t as interested in training them as helping them,” she said. Her career took a turn when Jackson found an injured wild animal and
sought the help of someone trained in that area. “When I brought it to the rehabilitation center, I told her that I was interested in what she did. She told me to come back, and I did,” she said. “Now, we are both directors of Safe and Sound Wildlife Rehabilitation, with centers located in Casco and Gray,” she said. That job has encompassed the past seven years of Jackson’s life; and, she continues to work for that non-profit center. Her life just got a little busier. Jackson was recently named as the new animal control officer (ACO) for the Town of Naples. Former on-call employee, Bobby Silcott, took a position with the Animal Refuge Center in ACO, Page A
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‘Georgie would have loved it’ By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Georgie Forney always took great pleasure on watching a young child’s face light up and eyes sparkle as he or she read a good book. Georgie had two passions in life — teaching and reading. She adored her students and looked forward to sitting on the floor of the library teepee to read stories. This past March, Georgie passed away at the age of 73, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. To honor her memory, Georgie’s husband, Bob, and family members decided to make a “generous” donation to Stevens Brook Elementary School to purchase new books. “It was a very generous check, which was great at a time which the library’s budNEW ADDITION TO SBES LIBRARY is this wonder- get has been slashed due to ful reading house built and designed by David Leddy, in financial constraints,” SBES memory of the late Stevens Brook Elementary teacher librarian and longtime friend, Martha Jackson, said. “When Georgie Forney. the kids saw all the new books
New Naples ACO named Criminal Justice degree, Jackson is certified to participate in Tactical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER). She has disaster response training under her belt. She is a member of the Cumberland County Animal Response Team (CCART), which is run by the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Jackson has been the Assistant ACO in Casco for about 18 months. She said the number of calls increase during the summer months — when more people and their pets come to the area. She weighed the pros and cons of being in the business of animal control. “I think the most difficult part of my job is finding out last minute that something horrible is happening to the animal,” she said. “People think we have the ability to change what is happening right then and there. We don’t. We have to go through the right channels,” she said. “That is why I stress that people report it. We don’t know what is happening until we are told. We would rather have a report unfounded than not know until it is too late,” she said. “If you suspect something, act on it. We don’t have radars. Other people are our radars,” she said. “When it comes to wildlife, intervention between people and animal should be kept to a limit. Leave the animal be, and call a professional,” she said. The most rewarding part
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fun. It is not always just ‘shhhhh!’ I told the kids that when they go to some libraries, it will be very quiet. But, we have ‘levels’ here in regards to noise.” Georgie left the teaching ranks at the age of 66 to spend more time with her family and pursue other passions, such as learning how to play the piano. So, Jackson enjoys telling children what an inspiring teacher and friend Georgie was. “I tell the kids this: She would bring her classes into the library, and she would sit down with two of the kids, be it in the tee-pee or on the floor somewhere. She loved books. She loved kids. I want the kids to know why the house is here,” Jackson said. One of the kindergarten teachers knows of someone who is going to create a pencil drawing of Georgie, which will be placed somewhere within the Reading Place. “I will put a story under it. It will always be in there,” Jackson said. “I have a number of parents who had her GEORGIE’S, Page A
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When children returned to school, youngsters were surprised and thrilled with the new library addition. The biggest question was who would have the first opportunity to go into the wooden house. At first, three children at a time read inside the house. Now, Jackson has two readers inside at one time. “It has worked out great. They truly respect it,” Jackson said. “The only problem is that it is dark inside. (Art teacher) Cathy Grigsby and I have talked about painting it a light color and maybe include book characters. For now, the kids use flashlights, it’s so cute.” When Jackson is at the computer checking books in and out, she still can see what’s happening inside the house. “Our principal (Cheryl Turpin) made a good point that you can’t see everything all the time,” Jackson said. “I chuckle. When the little ones are in there, I can see lights flashing on the ceiling as they ‘explore’ the house. I want them to know that reading is
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of her job is “when we can see something positive has changed for the animal, whether it goes back to the owner or out of a dangerous situation. When we can see that what we have done has helped the animal, that’s good,” she said. At home, Jackson has very lovey cats that stay in the house. “I have some kittens I nursed back to health after their mom got hit by a car and I have a cat that was lost at Seacoast Fun Park,” she said. “All my cats stay inside. I don’t like them interacting with, or killing, the wildlife,” she said. A half-dozen Siberian huskies live in kennels outdoors, because they were never acclimated to a house before the animal shelter closed its doors. Jackson said all her pets are rescues, including a Labrador that has lived with her for the past 10 years. “We named him Chance because it was his last chance, he kept getting returned until I brought him home,” she said.
FAMILY PROUD OF THE NEW READING PLACE — Pictured left to right, George Forney, Barbie DelCamp, Bob Forney and Scott Forney
(Continued from Page A) Westbrook. As the new ACO in Naples, Jackson is uncertain what is on the horizon, and often it depends on the next animal-related call to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office dispatch unit. “I want to get acclimated first,” she said. She plans to have a few conversations with Silcott to gather information. “I am definitely going to talk to different departments, and see where I can best be used,” she said. She will be coordinating a rabies clinic that will be held in January — most likely at Aubuchon Hardware store, she said. Jackson also assists the animal control departments in Casco, Raymond, and Sebago. “In Casco, I was brought on as backup. But, right away I started working more than anyone expected,” she said. In addition to the frequent phone calls about missing animals, things got hectic very quickly. “During my first two months in the job, I was called to see a dead dog and I helped with an animal hoarding case,” she said. “That was definitely a shock for a newcomer. I basically saw a murdered dog and a cat hoarding case — something most people would never hope to see in their whole career,” Jackson said. Because there were more felines than could be handled by local animal shelters, the Town of Casco set up a temporary emergency shelter at the old Memorial School, where Jackson and Casco ACO Sue Fielder nursed some of the cats back to health. In the other situation, the dog’s owner came home and found his dog had died with suspicious looking wounds that did not fit a run-in with another animal. “That was when I realized there could be a use for my criminal justice training,” she said. “I am not saying that I am a godsend. I don’t know everything, but I know where to look,” she said. In addition to her
on display, I asked them how much did they think they cost? When they finally got to $700, they just said, ‘Wow.’ I told them that is why they really need to take care of the books, all of the books.” But, the Forney family wanted to do something special. “The family came to me and said they wanted to do something for the library. They said the sky was the limit. I talked with some of the staff members. We used to have a teepee in here (the library), which I had for ages. It was really dilapidated, held together in some spots with duct tape,” Jackson said. “How about a playhouse — reading house? I talked with the family, and they loved the idea.” Jackson shopped around and later contacted Lake Region Vocational Center to see if students there could build a reading house. David Leddy, who had just retired as LRVC’s residential house construction teacher, took on the project. He developed a design and started construction during school vacation. Lumber was brought into the library, and Leddy built “Georgie’s Reading Place.” Instead of an elevated doorway, Leddy went with a flat entrance, thus eliminating the need to include a ramp to accommodate a wheelchair. The next question was where to situate the reading house. The teepee once sat near a set of windows, but that spot posed issues — too close to an overhead sprinkler and it would negate a good reading spot. Eventually, the reading house was positioned a short distance from Jackson’s checkout desk. “It’s like it has always been there. I came in one morning, and I really like it right there. Five book cases had to be moved, but that was okay. This was for Georgie!” Jackson said. The Reading Place drew immediate rave reviews. “The (Forney) family really liked it. I can’t put it in words. They looked around and we chuckled, knowing Georgie would have fit right under there,” said Jackson as she pointed to the reading house’s entryway.
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These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, October 15 8:43 a.m. Police ruled a complaint of speeding dump trucks on Main Street as “unfounded.” 4:20 p.m. Vandals “keyed” a vehicle in the Food City parking lot. Traffic stops: One verbal warning issued. Wednesday, October 16 4:02 p.m. Sex offender registration; arrest followed. Traffic stops: Eight warnings and six summonses issued. Thursday, October 17 9:02 a.m. A South Bridgton Road resident informed police that a neighbor’s chickens were on her property. 6:09 p.m. A 2008 Jeep Wrangler, operated by Ann B. Hogan, struck the Rite-Aid building. Traffic stops: No citations
were issued. Friday, October 18 12:23 a.m. Report of yelling and doors slamming on Depot Street. 10:16 a.m. Caller believes he could be a victim of identity theft. He went to the IRS and was told someone else tried to claim his refund. 10:39 a.m. Juvenile offense at Lake Region Middle School. 6:42 p.m. A 2001 Subaru Legacy, operated by Arthur D. Triglione Jr., struck a tree on North High Street. Triglione, 42, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Patrolman TJ Reese. Traffic stops: One warning, one summons issued. Saturday, October 19 12:14 a.m. Alarm sounded on Power House Road. Police investigated. 1 p.m. Police checked Fowler Street regarding a possible domestic disturbance.
No contact made. 4:09 p.m. A motorist failed to pay $20.28 for gasoline. 6:34 p.m. A female claimed to be receiving harassing text messages from another female. 9:24 p.m. A South High Street resident thought someone was attempting to break into the home. Dogs were barking, and someone yelled, “Shut up,” as motion lights went on. Traffic stops: Six warnings, one summons were issued. Sunday, October 20 12:35 p.m. Police were asked to drop off small havea-heart traps at a Harrison Road location to catch “rats that were dumped” in that area. 5:29 p.m. A landlord asked to speak with an officer regarding a tenant, who allegedly broke into a section of the building on Walker Street. 6:08 p.m. A 2001 Dodge
Ram, operated by Nathanial H. Sayward, struck a deer while traveling on Hospital Drive. 6:48 p.m. A local resident reported the theft of a credit card. Traffic stops: One warning issued. Monday, October 21 4:26 p.m. A Kansas Shores Road resident voiced concerns about firearms being discharged too close to a house. 7:09 p.m. A Harrison firefighter’s vehicle struck a deer while traveling on Dugway Road en route to a fire call. Traffic stops: Two warnings issued. Recap: This past week, the Bridgton Police Department responded to 129 calls for service including: 23 traffic stops, 6 motor vehicle crashes, 9 animal control complaints, 10 disturbance/suspicious activity complaints and 4 services of court paperwork.
HIRAM — Maine State Police say one teenager was killed and two others injured Wednesday night, Oct. 16, in a one-car crash on River Road in Hiram. The three teens were students at Sacopee Valley High School in Hiram. Killed in the wreck was Alexia Valente, 16, of Hiram, who was driving the 1998 Nissan Sentra. Trooper Tom Welch reported that Valente lost control of the car on a curve and it struck a tree Alexia Valente on the driver’s side. The trooper said the cause of the crash was speed. The two passengers, Christopher Eagles, 17, and Austin Lewis, 16, both from Baldwin, were taken to Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Trooper Welch said there is no indication that any of the teens were wearing their seat belts. The crash took place just after 7 p.m. and Valente lived on the same road. The speed limit on River Road is 45 mph.
Incidents on Fryeburg Police Department log These incidents appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, October 14 2:05 a.m. Ian K.
MacDonald, 24, of Lovell was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, violating condition of release and operating a defective motor vehicle following a
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following Lake Region area incidents: Friday, Oct. 11: Motor vehicle accident on Roosevelt Trail in Naples at 10:45 a.m.; Deputy Emery responded. Sunday, Oct. 13: Traffic accident with personal injury on Roosevelt Trail in Casco at 4:17 a.m.; Deputies Feeney and McGee responded. Sunday, Oct. 13: Burglary to a motor vehicle on Park Access Road (boat launch) in Casco at 4:06 p.m.; investigated by Deputy Emery. Monday, Oct. 14: Traffic accident involving personal injury on Sebago Road in Naples at 1:38 p.m.; Deputy Welsh responded. Thursday, Oct. 17: Traffic accident with personal injury at the intersection of Roosevelt Trail and Harrison Road in Naples at 5:53 p.m.; Deputies Hall and Feeney responded. Thursday, Oct. 17: Burglary at a Glen Drive residence in Casco, reported at 6:05 p.m.; investigated by Deputies Anderson and Welsh. Paintings & Photography are excluded from sale.
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on A Street. 7:28 a.m. to 6:58 p.m. Five traffic warnings issued. Thursday, October 17 12:32 a.m. to 5:24 a.m. Thirteen building checks made. 5:30 a.m. Animal complaint on Menotomy Road. Friday, October 18 12:06 to 3:21 a.m. Five building checks made. 12:55 p.m. A 14-year-old juvenile was apprehended and charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer (shoplifting) at a Route 302 store. 8:23 p.m. Field interview on Pleasant Street. 8:45 to 11:32 p.m. Nine warnings and three traffic violation summonses issued. 10:05 p.m. Field interview on Smith Street. Saturday, October 19 12:05 to 3:32 a.m. Four building checks made. 6:47 a.m. Drug complaint on A Street.
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12:15 p.m. Brian W. Rudd, 59, of Fryeburg was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer following an alleged incident at a Main Street store. 4:59 to 10:40 p.m. Police issued seven warnings and three summonses following traffic stops. Sunday, October 20 12:16 a.m. Field interview on Ice House Road. 1:17 to 3:46 a.m. Ten building checks made. 4:40 a.m. Suspicious activity on Main Street; unable to locate. 9:39 a.m. Olivia M. Boivin, 22, of Brownfield was charged with operating a motor vehicle while her license had been suspended/revoked following a stop on Portland Street. 9:39 a.m. Daniel L. Rounds, 22, of Brownfield was charged with failing to appear in court
on a criminal summons following a stop on Portland Street. 12:16 p.m. Responded to a burglary alarm on Bradley Street.
These Lake Region area residents were transported and charged at the Oxford County Jail: Friday, Oct. 18 9:45 a.m., Jesse J. Allen, 27, of Bridgton, charged with theft, at the Oxford County Superior Court. 10:25 a.m., Kenneth G. Meisner, 36, of Bridgton, charged with burglary and theft, at the Oxford County Superior Court. 11 a.m., Richard Wilkinson, 32, of Stow, charged with burglary and theft, at Oxford County Superior Court.
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Holiday book drive launched The Bridgton Literacy Taskforce’s Christmas Book Drive kicks off at Norway Savings Bank in Bridgton on Friday, Nov. 1. In addition, Bridgton Books has joined the effort to provide two books at Christmas for local youngsters. While the book drive lasts just three weeks, concluding on Friday, Nov. 22, there are several easy ways donors can contribute books. It’s Easy to Donate Bridgton Books has a fantastic collection of 20 classic children’s books on display. “Anyone can simply purchase a book, whether it’s part of the display or not,” said Pam Ward. “We’ll give 20% off and we deliver all the books to the bank.” Out-of-towners and summer residents can also contribute books to local children by contacting Bridgton Books by phone (207-647-2122), charging a book, with the assurance that it will join the other gift books at the bank.
“Any new children’s book can be purchased and sent directly to Norway Savings Bank, P.O. Box 200, Bridgton, ME 04009,” noted Jesse Thompson. Monetary donations may also be made at the bank and at Bridgton Books. Toward the end of the book drive, Pam Brucker, BLT librarian will determine which specific titles are needed and the BLT will purchase them. How it Started When Norway Savings Bank’s branch manager, Kristen Charette called the Bridgton Literacy Taskforce to offer their help organizing a book drive for Christmas presents for local youngsters, “I was stunned,” reported George Bradt, BLT secretary. The most thrilling moment for any small community organization is someone with muscles and a long reach asking, “How can we help you?” After leaving a short meeting with bank staffers Bradt lost no time in con-
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THIS PARTIALLY COMPLETED oil painting of Georgie Forney is being created by artist Freddy Slock. like feeding them candy. They my books from him because enjoyed it and kept coming he is fantastic. If it is in print, back for more,” she said. “I he can get it in a few days. He think it also comes down to is very supportive of schools, parents encouraging their giving us discounts,” Jackson children to read. Shut off the said. When school reopened in TV or monitor. There is nothing like the print. They could late August, there was a freshnever read enough to satisfy ness and new life inside the library. New books lined the me.” Since money is tight, shelves and a fun place to read Jackson is careful when it awaited. “We are very fortunate comes to book selection. “I go for authors I can rely to have this house,” Jackson upon. With Georgie’s money, said. “Georgie would have I bought a good number of loved it.” Jackson will always picture books that would appeal to kids, as well as remember her dear friend’s replaced some popular books special bond with children. “Georgie was sensi— classics that you know more kids will want to read tive to their developmental them — that were either age. She knew whether a lost or were starting to show child was ready for certain their age,” Jackson said. instruction. Whatever was “It’s more difficult to choose going on in her life, Georgie books with a low budget. I was always up and posilisten to the kids, I see what tive,” Jackson said. “Even they take out and what they when she had Alzheimer’s, finish. They give me recom- she was still a sweetheart. mendations, which is really Her last words to me were, neat. They go to the public ‘You’re on your own now.’ libraries and buy books at the I always enjoyed being with her.” book store.” Now, there is a place at When it came time to buy Georgie’s books, Jackson vis- Stevens Brook Elementary ited Justin Ward of Bridgton School where young, eager children can develop a passion Books. “Now with my budget so for reading. Georgie Forney low, I buy a big percentage of would be proud of that.
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EYESORE SOON NO MORE — The red brick building to the right of Central Maine Power’s transmission substation on Powerhouse Road, off the Kansas Road, will be taken down and replaced with a new control house as part of an expansion intended to increase transmission capacity of electricity in the Lake Region. The new control house will be 384 square feet, nearly half the size of the current one. (Geraghty Photos)
Last year, nearly 200 Bridgton children received Christmas gifts like warm coats, pants, and sweaters through the First Congregational Church of Bridgton’s Adopt-a-Child for Christmas clothing distribution program. Organizers expect to serve even more children and families this year, and invite you, your business or organization to participate by “adopting” one or more children. “During the holidays, families who are already
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pick up the gifts just before Christmas. If you would like to contribute to the program, you can send your check with “adopt-a-child” in the memo section to First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 243, Bridgton, ME 04009; Or, drop off your donation at the church office any weekday between 9 a.m. and noon; Or, if you’d like to purchase the gifts yourself, call Charlotte Nolan at 776-0654 to request a child’s wish list card. Wish list cards will also be posted at the church between 11 a.m. and noon on Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and 8. If you are a parent and would like to sign up for the program, pick up a Wish List form at the church office any weekday morning or at Jeanette’s Closet, the church’s no-cost clothing closet, on Tuesday mornings. You can also e-mail the coordinator at email@example.com Make a difference in a child’s life this holiday season by helping this worthy cause! All donations welcome.
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struggling to pay for basic necessities have a tough time doing more,” said Charlotte Nolan, chair of the Adopt-aChild for Christmas Program. “Our program makes it possible for families in need to get warm clothing for their children — like a new pair of jeans, hats and gloves, or snow boots — in time for Christmas gift-giving. It is neighbors helping neighbors.” Here’s how it works. Parents fill out a “Wish List” form for their eligible children and return it to the church at 33 South High Street by Friday, Nov. 22. Children who live in Bridgton and are 18 years old or younger are eligible. Each child’s clothing requests, age and sizes are then listed on cards. Names are not included. “Adopters” pick out one or more cards and use them to purchase the gifts the child’s or children’s parents have requested. Organizers also use financial contributions they receive to purchase gifts for children. Adopters return the unwrapped gifts to the church, and parents then
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Hunger symposium at St. Peter’s Nov. 9 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton on Route 93 will be hosting an all-day symposium on hunger and agricultural sustainability on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. After introductions, a documentary titled A Place At The Table, produced by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, will be shown, followed by a discussion. This film, now gaining attention throughout the nation, was described by Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News as “As important
and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year” and “a terrific call to action.” The film cites how 50 million Americans — one in four children — don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and yet struggle with obesity caused by lowcost processed foods such as pasta, chips, sodas and other foods. Such processed foods have nutritional value in comparison to whole foods whose costs have been steadily rising through the past two decades. After an 11:30 a.m. lunch, a panel of local activists will
speak on related subjects, as follows: • Carmen Lone, executive director of the Bridgton Community Center, will talk about the need to incorporate food distribution in the context of a more inclusive and expanded facility. • Naomi King and/or her cousin, both who manage PieTree Orchard, will speak about their own work in creating a profitable and sustainable agricultural enterprise that employs local farmers and contracts with craftspeople while at the same time
providing produce and apples for those in need, through the Sweden Food Pantry. • Christine McDonald, a longtime user of the Sweden Food Pantry and mother of three who lost her home due to a fire, will talk about her experience with the Sweden Food Pantry as it relates to building community. Two letters from other Sweden Food Pantry users will be read by Tilla Durr to illustrate both the positive and negative aspects of being a recipient of food and charity, and the need for inclusion and respect for
those forced by economic circumstances to become recipients in local food pantries. • Also invited to speak are representatives from the Community Garden Project in Bridgton and UMaine Cooperative Extension, both of whom are working to provide fresh produce and provide experts in nutrition and health cooking techniques into local pantries. After brief statements from the panelists, breakout groups will gather to begin discussions and do a follow up on action plans.
Hannaford Supermarkets this week announced the 2013 launch of Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger, a charitable campaign focused on helping feed the one in seven Americans who do not have access to enough nutritious food.
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger is a partnership between the supermarket and its customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York to provide food and monetary donations to local pantries and regional food banks.
Donations benefit the one in six Americans – 50 million people — who are “food insecure,” without consistent access to all the nutritious food they need. “This program makes it convenient for Hannaford customers to support neigh-
bors who are struggling,” said Eric Blom, company spokesman. “At a time when the need continues to grow, Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger allows people to make donations right at the supermarket and purchase food items that trigger matching donations by Hannaford.” Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger has three parts: • Hannaford Helping Hands: Customers purchase a box of food staples for $10, and choose whether to have the box delivered to the local pantry or to donate it personally. Hannaford customers bought a record 80,882 Helping Hands boxes in 2012, an increase of 3 percent over the previous year. • Register Donation: From Dec. 2 through Dec. 31, customers may donate money to their state food bank, in $5 increments, right at the register. This program raised more than $58,000 during the 2012 holiday season. • Buy One, Give One: For three weeks, starting Nov. 24, customers can trigger Hannaford donations to food banks by purchasing a particular product on specific days. For each item purchased, Hannaford will donate an identical product to the state or regional food bank. Last year, this program generated 67,545 boxes of spaghetti, 44,001 cans of sauce and 75,781 cans of vegetables for food banks. Each Hannaford store determines what local food pantries to support. Stores compete with one another to encourage donations, and
those supermarkets with the highest level of giving receive additional cash donations from Hannaford to be contributed locally. “Hannaford works all year to help fight hunger in the communities we serve, with regular donations, awareness efforts and other support,” Blom said. “We are particularly proud of the generosity shown by customers during the holiday season through Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger.” Since 2008, Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger has contributed a total of more than $4.5 million in food, customer cash gifts and Hannaford cash donations to local food pantries and food banks.
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REACHING OUT — Raymond native, Navy Lt. Shayna Rivard, a battalion surgeon attached to Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, reads to students of the Bal Bhavan School in Panaji, Goa, India, Oct. 1, 2013, during a volunteer outreach as part of exercise Shatrujeet 2013. Shatrujeet is an annual training exercise conducted by U.S. and Indian service members to share knowledge and build interoperability skills. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher O’Quin)
NAPLES — The Friends of Norway Public Library is a group of patrons and friends who organize and run fundraisers in support of the Naples Public Library. This summer they ran the duck drop, a yard sale, pizza tasting and the canoe paddle auction. Planning for 2014 events is getting under way, to include another duck drop, yard sale and a house tour. If you enjoy the free services and programs at NPL and would like to show your appreciation and support by participating in coming events, the Friends will meet at the library on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. Children’s Programs Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday Musical Storytime — 10:30 a.m. every Thursday Lego Clubs — 4 to 5 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays (two age groups: K-3 and 4th grade and up) Pokemon Club (new) — 4 to 5 p.m. 1st and 3rd Thursdays Movie — 4 p.m. Monsters University on Tuesday, Nov. 19 Special project — Create holiday cards for our troops overseas, Nov. 12-16 Book Club for Middle School and up (new) — see Miss Kate for details Adult Library Tues., Nov. 5 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medicare Part D with Phil Ohman. Wed., Nov. 6 — 1 p.m., Training for NPL online access; 6 p.m., Friends of NPL meeting. Tues., Nov. 12 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medicare Part D with Phil Ohman; 7 p.m. Scrabble. Wed., Nov. 13 — 6 p.m., Fleece Flower Pin Making. Bring sharp scissors. Tues., Nov. 19 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medicare Part D with Phil Ohman; 6 p.m., Training for NPL online access. Wed., Nov. 20 — 1:30 p.m., Book Group, M. L. LIBRARY, Page A
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(Continued from Page A) with. The move of the memorial was necessitated because that state of Maine, specifically the agency Land for Maine’s Future, dedicated funds toward the purchase of Hacker’s Hill. Federal law requires that state and religion be separate; therefore, state money could not be allocated if the religious artifacts remained. “You don’t worship these representations. You learn from them,” Fowler said. When people feel lost or are grieving the loss of a loved one, they need a place to go, he said. “The idea is that they find God, find the true way, before they are the ones buried in the ground,” he said. “This place offers that chance to people,” he said. He commented that in all his travels, few places are as spiritually moving as the view from Hacker’s Hill. “The hand of God made all of this,” he said.
(Continued from Page A) off at 3:55 p.m. It took him just two minutes to arrive at the bank, and within minutes after that, witnesses provided police with a vehicle description and license plate number identifying the truck as belonging to Edwards. “In a rural setting, to have that quick a response is quite remarkable,” said Cumberland County Sheriff Detective Lt. Don Foss, who said the trooper “played an important role.” Harrison’s contract deputy with the sheriff’s department, Ashley Griffin, arrived soon after and secured the bank, assisted by Bridgton Police Officer Phil Jones and at least a half-dozen other county deputies and detectives. “It was a good inter-agency team effort,” said Foss. According to Edwards and Stanton, McCole and the woman did not return directly to Edwards’ house, which is only five minutes from the bank, but went to her house first. When they pulled into Edwards’ driveway, around 45 minutes after the robbery, police cruisers almost immediately pulled up right behind them, they said. “At one time, there were nine cruisers here,” said Stanton. He said police ordered both McCole and the woman out of the truck at gunpoint, and made both lie face down on the ground with their arms behind their heads. Those in Edwards’ house reacted in shock at the scene, but Stanton said no one was more shocked than the woman driver. Police searched both of them as well as the truck, he said, adding that the woman’s home was searched as well. Stanton said he believes police will eventually recover the money. “We’re still trying to locate where that money went to,” said Foss, and have not ruled out the possible involvement of others. He said police do not have evidence to indicate that drug addiction played a role in the robbery, but added, “On the flip side, many crimes of this type (bank robberies) are drug-related.” On the Press Herald article comments, several people said that McCole is a drug addict. One commenter said, “If you don’t know him then you should keep your judging to yourself. He is a good man who is addicted to drugs. No one chooses to be a drug addict. He is not in his right mind.” On a lighter note, Stanton said the robbery obviously was ill advised. “I can’t believe he even believed there was enough money in that bank.”
(Continued from Page A) Steadman’s The Light Between Oceans; 7 p.m., Squash & Apples: an evening of tasting autumn delights, with recipes. Donations for samples supplied by Five Fields Farm in South Bridgton. Tues., Nov. 26 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medicare Part D
with Phil Ohman; 7 p.m., Scrabble. Start your Christmas shopping at NPL; the annual Mini-art Sale of matted paintings donated by local artists and a Cookie Walk will be Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving: Closed Nov. 27-28
HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Rec is gearing up to offer its residents of all ages fun-filled healthy activities and programs. The youth soccer program finishes up in just a few weeks ending with playoffs for grades 5 and 6 on Nov. 3. Next up is youth basketball for girls and boys in grades 1-6. Registration is now open so either stop by the town office or download the form on the town’s website at www.harrisonmaine.org and click on recreation and follow link to youth athletics. Practices will be held during the week at the Harrison Elementary School gym. Games will be played on Saturdays within the SAD 17 district. As always, volunteer coaches, assistants and referees are needed. Valuable volunteer coaches and helpers are what keep youth sports programs alive and well while creating lifetime memories for young athletes. As the days grow shorter and temperatures begin to drop, teens and adults can enjoy some exercise in the Harrison gym. Coed Adult Basketball is offered on Monday evenings from 6 to 7:45 and Teen Sports Night is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:45. Teens can choose between basketball, volleyball, floor hockey and dodge ball. These evening programs will follow the SAD 17 calendar, so when school is closed due to snow days, holidays or staff development days then the gym is closed. Senior adults — don’t forget to mark your calendars for the next Senior Social and Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room. As always there will be a variety of word games, bingo, prizes, guess jar along with a special fall activity offered. The meal features homemade Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie with gravy, rolls, homemade apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, apple juice and coffee, tea or hot chocolate. This luncheon is sponsored by the Harrison Lion’s Club. If you have questions, please contact Rec Director Paula Holt by phone at 583-2241 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kinney bill (Continued from Page A) survey results, as well as explore viable options that “weren’t on the table” initially and answer questions raised at public informational meetings. “Both the Building Committee and the School Board felt strongly that to honor the feedback we received, there is a need to do more work on exploring the feasibility of different options and of getting a more representative sample of feedback, given that we received only 67 responses from the public meetings,” said Superintendent of Schools Jay Robinson on the SAD 72 website. “One last point to mention is that this is a process…The goal at this stage is to arrive at a concept that gains public approval. From there, we will continue to go through the steps needed to bring the project to fruition.” And if Rep. Kinney’s bill passes, the cost of the project may be less. Rep. Kinney is serving his first term representing Baldwin, Cornish, Denmark, Limington, and Sebago in the Maine House. He serves on the legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, and can be reached at repkinney@gmail. com
Sustainability &SAgricultural YMPOSIUM Sat., Nov. 9th • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Sweden Road, Bridgton (Rt. 93)
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11:30 a.m. — Lunch followed by panel of local activists: • Carmen Lone, Bridgton Community Center • Naomi King/Dan Cousins of PieTree Orchard • Christine McDonald, Sweden Food Pantry • Jamel Torres, Bridgton Community Gardens • and others to round out the discussion
FOOD PANTRY DONATION — Roland Dube, Grand Knight of Council 11376, presents a check for $1,158 to Chris Minnicozzi, chairwoman of the St. Joseph Food Pantry. The Knights held a delicious ham dinner to raise the money.
Life screenings Residents living in and around the Bridgton community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Masonic Lodge will host Life Line Screening on Monday, Nov. 4. The site is located at 266 Harrison Road in Bridgton. Mary Turner of Hancock attended a Life Line Screening and said, “Early detection saved my life.” This event is being sponsored by Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute.
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(Continued from Page A) there isn’t a minimum number of subscribers, if, within the next mile, they aren’t able to get 19 hookups. “We hope to decrease that number for the future, allowing for more connections,” Berkowitz said. But he added, as a practical matter, “For the most part, there are very few parts of the contract that are negotiable.” He did not have an estimate available as to how long it would take to complete negotiations.
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Gail Rein’s art at WMAG
NORWAY — The Main Street Gallery in Norway will host its monthly First Friday reception on Nov. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. On display will be the oil paintings of Gail Rein. Gail has been chosen as the Main Street Gallery’s Artist of the Month. Gail is an accomplished and versatile painter whose works “relish the qualities of paint itself.” A resident of Oxford County, she exhibits widely and her work as been judged Best in Show at many exhibitions. Gail also accepts commissions for portraits, one of her specialties. Gail describes her approach, “Nature feeds my spirit which fuels my creativity. I do not see the subject of a painting as separate from the surrounds, but rather each as intermingling energies, colors, and lights, and I try to convey this in my art. A friend recently gifted me with these words: ‘You are working out of that ‘space in between’ where the creative fires roar!’” In keeping with the gallery’s holiday gift theme for November, Gail will be exhibiting some recently completed plein air paintings along with her larger pieces. In addition to Gail’s paintings, the gallery artists will introduce a new holiday sale, a new exhibit of miniatures — paintings no larger than ten by ten inches — suitable for holiday gift giving. Visitors to the gallery on First Fridays will receive 10% discounts on selected works. The gallery is open at 426 Main Street Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is free and GAIL REIN’S work featured at the Main Street Gallery in Norway next month. open to the public.
Halloween Happenings Bridgton Ice Rink Haunted Halloween House
You can mingle with the zombies, witches and other spooky creatures when you visit the Third Annual Haunted House presented by Landmark Human Resources from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, at the Bridgton Ice Rink behind Town Hall. Admission is $3. For more information, call 647-8396, or check out Landmark on Facebook.
Octoberfest Halloween Party Saturday in Raymond
RAYMOND — Eighth graders at Jordan Small Middle School in Raymond are joining forces with the Raymond Village Community Church to offer area children a wonderful variety of Halloween events and activities on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, 27 Main Street in Raymond Center. The event will include face painting, crafts, a cupcake decorating station, games including donuts on a string, sack races, and chuck-an-apple, pumpkin relays, a pie-eating contest, a storyteller, and a bouncy house (if the weather cooperates). A Halloween costume parade will take place at 3 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, cotton candy and drinks will be available for purchase. The event is open to children of all ages, and everyone is requested to come in costume. All proceeds from the event go to support the “Class of 2018” Jordan Small Middle School 8th Grade Class Trip. An admission price of $5 per family is requested. For more information, contact Brenda Olsen at Bolsen001@maine.rr.com
Halloween Party at Bridgton Town Hall
Bridgton Recreation’s annual Halloween Party will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Town Hall on North High Street in Bridgton. Costume contests start at 5:15 p.m. for newborns to age five; ages six to 12 will have their contest at 5:45 p.m. Residents are invited to enter their carved Jack-o’-lantern into a contest. At 6:05 p.m., there’ll be a game of musical chairs, followed by a freeze dance at 6:30 p.m. Healthy food and “sometimes” food and candy will be offered, and there’ll be games and prizes.
Waterford Library opens doors to trick-or-treaters
ELLIS PAUL will appear at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale.
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BROWNFIELD — Singer and songwriter Ellis Paul will be performing at the Stone Mountain Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Ellis is currently in the studio recording his next studio album, to be released in early 2014. Kristian Bush, half of the Grammy-award winning Sugarland duo, is producing the album, and the project is being completely funded by fans — to date over $100,000 has been raised with over 600 donors! Additionally, Ellis will put out his first-ever holiday album this November entitled, City of Silver Dreams. The album features nine original holiday tracks and a few co-writes with Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. The holiday album was released as a fan release only this past December in support of the fundraiser — every donor received a copy of the album that was not yet for commercial sale as incentive. This November, the album will be commercially released and available for sale at www.EllisPaul.com A veteran, constantly touring troubadour, Ellis Paul is one of the most respected artists in the folk genre. Since even before the song The World Ain’t Slowin Down came out as the title track to Jim Carrey’s blockbuster film, Me, Myself and PAUL, Page B
The Nose: Met Opera Live FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will be streaming the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD performance of The Nose on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $23 for seniors, $26 for adults, and $18 for students. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at www. fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the Box Office at 935-9232. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street on the campus of Fryeburg Academy. Parking is free. The Nose: William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now, Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s
THE MET OPERA LIVE IN HD presents The Nose at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy this Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. comic story. Valery Gergiev provide a café-style lunch visit www.lakeregioncaterconducts. at 12 p.m. in the LHE/PAC ers.com. To reserve a meal Lake Region Caterers will lobby. For more information call 787-3327.
Healing sounds of crystal bowls DENMARK — What started out as a one-time event has now grown with overwhelming interest and community support to be every two weeks. Marci Starr leads participants on a journey with sound and vibration that has the ability to transform the mind, body and spirit as she plays crystal bowls with gentle, guided words of meditation. What people are saying — “Most peaceful I’ve felt in years!” “I am moved beyond words.” “It’s my therapy — I
need it!” Hosted by Jen Deraspe, owner of Nurture Through Nature Retreat, a nonprofit sanctuary for awareness, restoration and healing in Denmark, this is a one-of-a-kind event the public will not want to miss. Future dates are Thursday evenings Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19. Time is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Contact 239-595-2695 Visit www.ntnretreats.com for directions and www.crystalclearvibrations.org for information on crystal bowls.
WATERFORD — Little goblins and their parents are invited to an open house from 5-7 on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Waterford Library on Halloween. Come in costume for cider, apples and whoopee pies and a spooky story or two, before heading out into the night for trick or treating. Library staff would love to see you.
Halloween Spooktacular in Casco
CASCO — Casco and Naples Recreation invites preschool through 5th graders to a ghoulish good time on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Casco Community Center. There’ll be a haunted library, a magic show, creepy feely boxes, games, pumpkin bowling, with a costume parade and wrapup at 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed; call Beth Latsey at 627-4187 or Harvey Price at 6936364.
Halloween Festival in Harrison
HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Rec, in partnership with the Harrison Youth Boosters, is offering their annual Halloween Festival to Harrison girls and boys in grades pre-K to 6 on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Harrison Fire Station from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Back by popular demand is DJ Mitchell Lisowski playing great tunes to dance to while also adding
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MARCI STARR of Crystal Clear Vibrations is leading crystal bowl therapy sessions at Nurture Through Nature.
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Area Events Red Hat Ladies at Ruby Slippers
I NEED YOUR VOTE! — Maine singer/songwriter, Brad Hooper, from Albany Township, Maine, has been selected to compete in this year’s Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll (Blues category). Voting opened on Oct. 14, deadline for voting has not yet been posted. Voting can be done 24/7 from Hooper’s home page at www.bradhooper.net or go directly to the Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll online at http://portlandphoenix.bmp.sgizmo.com/s3/#blues
Raymond Library At a Glance Monday, Nov. 4 — Informational speaker regarding the Affordable Care Act, 6:30 p.m., library Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Election Day. Monday, Nov. 18 — Pajama Story Time, author Brenda Reeves Sturgis, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 — Gift Baskets go on sale at the library Wednesday, Nov. 20 — “Money in Politics,” clean campaign speaker B. J. McCollister, 6:30 p.m., library Monday, Nov. 25 — Book Group, 7 p.m., library Sunday, Dec. 1 — Annual Tree Lighting, 5 p.m., library lawn Wednesday, Dec. 4 — Holiday Arrangement Class, 6 p.m., pre-register at the library Sunday, Dec. 8 — Annual Bake and Gift Basket Sale, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., library Mondays — Baby/Toddler Story Times, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays — Preschool Story Times, 10:30 a.m. New Health Care Info The Affordable Care Act is bringing major changes to our health care system in the coming months. By the end of the year there will be new requirements for individuals, new options for affordable health coverage for many Mainers,
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and many new rights, protections and changes to current government healthcare programs. The Nov. 4 discussion at 6:30 p.m., “The Affordable Health Act 101: Understanding the New Health Care Law,” will walk participants through the basics of the law and the newly available resources every Mainer should know. Pajama Story Time Maine author Brenda Reeves Sturgis will entertain Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Annual Pajama Story Time, thanks to a grant from The Friends of Maine Libraries. Sturgis is best known for her book, 10 Turkeys in the Road. The outfit for the evening is PJs, and there will be healthy snacks for refreshments. Gift Baskets Since gift baskets have become popular at the library, they will go on sale in time for Thanksgiving. There will be all sizes and types of baskets filled with goodies and gifts for holiday gifting, perfect for when you are looking for a present for a hostess, teacher, or special friend. They will be available at the library during regular library hours through December until they are all gone. Money in Politics The Nov. 20 talk by B.J. McCollister at 6:30 p.m. will explore the role of money in politics in Maine’s elections. McCollister has an extensive background in political campaigns and issue advocacy organizations. He has worked as southern Maine director for state senate races and witnessed first hand the evasive role money plays in politics. Presented by Maine Citizens for Clean Elections. The presentation also suggests remedies to the problems of money in politics, including upcoming state and federal legislation.
HARRISON — The Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes Senior Citizens invited to Luncheon Group will meet on Friday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Ruby Slippers Café in Harrison Village. Those Thanksgiving Luncheon planning to attend should call Jan Love at 743-9474 if CASCO — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s they’ve not signed up. Department TRIAD program and Camp Sunshine is inviting all area senior citizens to attend a free Thanksgiving Texas Hold’em Tournament in Harrison HARRISON — Halloween is almost here. What can Luncheon at Point Sebago’s Camp Sunshine facility be more exciting than a Texas Hold’em Tournament? The off Route 302 in Casco. The luncheon will be held on Harrison Lions Club tournament will be held on Saturday, Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They are Oct. 26, at the VFW Hall on Waterford Road in Harrison. asking for an RSVP no later than Friday, Nov. 1. The event There will be an $80 entry fee, which includes stipend for is free to all senior citizens of Cumberland County. the state license fee. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with start- Annual Turkey Pie Supper with apple crisp ing time at 1 p.m. This is a BYOB event with great food The Pondicherry Chapter No. 192 Order of the Eastern and refreshments available. The proceeds will be used to Star will be having their third annual Turkey Pie Supper provide services that the Lions’ Club renders to the com- on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgton munity such as school scholarships, Christmas for Kids, Masonic Hall on Route 117. The generous portions of and eye screening for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. turkey pie will be served with potatoes, vegetables and apple crisp. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages four Silent Auction to benefit food pantry The Food Pantry at St. Joseph Catholic Church is hold- to 10. ing a Silent Auction on Sunday, Oct. 27, at noon in the Traditional Baked Bean Supper St. Joseph Church Hall. A preview of items will be availOTISFIELD — The next Saturday night supper will be able Saturday, Oct. 26, after the 4 p.m. Mass. Tickets cost a traditional baked bean supper on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the $1 each, or six for $5, with proceeds benefiting the food East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Road, off pantry. Route 121. The menu includes baked beans, brown bread, rolls, red and brown hot dogs, coleslaw, pickles and apple Informational program on crisp. First seating is at 5 p.m., with a second seating at 6 the Affordable Care Act p.m. All are welcome; donations are appreciated. SOUTH PARIS — The Affordable Care Act is bringVeterans Day Dinner at ing some major changes to our health care system in the coming months. To help answer some of your questions, Bridgton Masonic Lodge the libraries of Oxford Hills will sponsor a discussion The volunteers of the Bridgton Community Center will entitled: “The Affordable Care Act 101: Understanding the be hosting a complimentary Veterans Day Dinner to be New Health Care Law,” on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in held at the dining hall of Oriental Masonic Lodge, Route the Forum of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School 117, Harrison Road, Bridgton on Monday, Nov. 11, at in South Paris. The program will be presented by Jacob noon. All veterans and their families are cordially invited Grindle, a Health Marketplace Navigator with Western to join in a time of feasting (ham dinner with all the fixMaine Community Action, and is free and open to the pub- ings) and fellowship as those gathered honor all who have lic. For more information, please contact Harrison Village served in our country’s Armed Forces. Please plan to come Library at 583-2970. and connect with old friends and create new ones. For more information, call 647-3116. Bridge night at Waterford NAPLES — Kyrie’s Kitchen and the Food Basket will officially start their new hours for their food pantry/meals site on Monday, Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day. The new time slot will be from 1 to3 p.m. Services will be continued out of the Naples town hall gym. Kyrie’s Kitchen will still be offering a free delicious lunch to all who come at this new time. CrossWalk Community Outreach is hoping that the community will still come and enjoy a meal and come hungry. The last time that CrossWalk’s services will be open at 11 a.m. is Monday, Oct. 28. The current schedule Sunshine Club Supper CASCO — The Sunshine Club of Webbs Mills will will continue as it has every other Monday year-round. For hold a Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 more information, call 615-3226 or e-mail crosswalkoutto 6 p.m. at the Webbs Mills Community Hall in Casco. email@example.com. The menu is baked beans, hot dogs, chop suey, pasta and Gifts sought for Children’s potato salads, coleslaw, Jell-O, bread, beverages and pies. Christmas Shopping Day Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 years and under. NAPLES — Donations are now being sought for a Under age five is free. The Sunshine Club holds its suppers Children’s Christmas Shopping Day to be held Saturday, always on the first Saturday of the month, from September Dec. 14 at the Naples United Methodist Church of Good to December and February through May. Fellowship. The day will be a fun time for children to Socrates Café to meet at purchase items at a small price for their family members. The gifts will range in price starting at one penny to no the Waterford Library WATERFORD — A Socrates Café gathering will be more than a dollar. Community members can help in this held at the Waterford Library on Monday, Nov. 4, from endeavor by “re-gifting” items in their home, such as 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are held on the first Monday candles, jewelry, small toys, pot holders, towels and/or of each month. The group offers a forum to discuss current items you no longer need or want. If you like to knit or sew, topics and ideas in a warm, friendly atmosphere, where maybe you would enjoy making hats, mittens and scarves. divergent views will be welcome. Coffee and light refresh- All sizes would be really appreciated, since winter is just ments will be served. The topic for the November meeting around the corner. You can drop items off at the church will be: “How Can We Help People Get Established In on Tuesdays or Saturdays between noon and 3 p.m. The Our Community?” The moderator will be Connie Allen. church telephone number is 693-6594. The church is also For more information call 583-6957 or e-mail the library looking for volunteers to help on the shopping day. at firstname.lastname@example.org
AARP Driver Safety Course in Fryeburg
FRYEBURG — An AARP Driver Safety Course for drivers 50 years of age and older will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fryeburg Public Library, 515 Main Street, Fryeburg. There will be a one-hour lunch break. You may brown bag it or visit a ’RE WE EN OP
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WATERFORD — Bridge night at the Waterford Library is starting a new year on Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The group meets every fourth Monday except in December, and welcomes all those with some basic knowledge of bridge to come play. Come with or without a partner. This is meant to be fun, casual bridge, so playing tips and general banter does fly around. Please try to call ahead if you are coming, as a general head count is appreciated for setting up. Call Ginny at 583-2729 for more information.
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To hold an auction, you need bidders The United Church of Christ Online Auction is up and running until Sunday, Oct. 27, but to have an auction, you need bidders. This fundraiser was very popular last year because of the variety of items to bid on. There are a lot of great items this year too, so log onto the website www.lovellucc.org, click on the “online auction” tab at the top, register and start bidding. The auction ends at 9 p.m. Oct. 27, and the highest bidder wins. There are many great items to choose from, so don’t miss out. The Lovell Rec, the Fryeburg Rec and the New Suncook School PTA are planning a Halloween Party Carnival at the VFW Hall in Lovell on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Much to do, much to do…the witches will be chanting while stirring their witches brew for the contest. If you want to be part of the soup/stew/chili/chowder
contest, whip it up and drop it off at the VFW Hall on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information you can call Jen at 647-4509 or e-mail drmainejen@yahoo. com. Of course, other eerie snacks are needed too. Another feature of the carnival will be the sign up for pies. The New Suncook PTA will be selling pies again, with the sign up the night of the carnival and pickup the night of the Silent Auction. For any endeavor like this spooky evening, volunteers are needed to decorate the hall, which will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, and also to be on hand during the carnival and for the cleanup afterward. If you can help out, contact Julie at 647-4510 or at email@example.com Yes, I know school just started, and we’re talking about Halloween with the Nov. 23 Silent Auction soon at hand. This is one of the biggest New Suncook School
Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 firstname.lastname@example.org PTA fundraisers. To have an auction you need things to auction, so the PTA is reaching out for donations from the community such as prizes, services, gift certificates, toys or Christmas gifts. The PTA can also use volunteers for that night. To help, contact Stacy Snyder at stachua1@ aol.com The Sunshine Back Pack Food Program is in its sixth week, and has provided a total of 22 students with breakfast and lunch for the weekends. The backing from the community made all this possible, but the need is ongoing. It is
hoped that the support will continue so these children can continue to be provided for on the weekends. To make a contribution, contact Chris Gillespie at the New Suncook School at 925-6711, or via e-mail at christinagillespie@ msad72.org There is a student in the New Suncook School who thinks the Sunshine Back Pack Food Program deserved her support. As a 4-H project, this young lady raised lambs during the summer. When Fryeburg Fair arrived, she decided to show her market lamb. She not only showed
the lamb, but on Friday, she put the lamb up for auction at the Market Lamb Auction. The money she earned gave her parents the opportunity to discuss money matters, which included savings, spending and donating to charity. Among the purposes of 4-H projects is to earn then save money for college. Our student put most of her money in the bank, bought herself a guitar case and clothes for school. She then made a very adult decision to donate something to her school. Raising a lamb from scratch is a hard job for a young lady, and the attachment she formed with the animal made it difficult to part with the lamb. So giving to the Back Pack program at her school made it easier. Lydia Andrews is our generous student, who donated $50 to the program. Great job all around, to Lydia and her parents. The PKA students will
be celebrating “Lights After School” on Friday, Oct. 25, as an opportunity to inform the community what the program is all about. This event is free and open to all, to see what the children do after the day’s schooling. All will have an opportunity to vote for the best scarecrow and enjoy the harvest soup made from ingredients from the school garden, with bread, dessert and beverage available. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hear ye, hear ye, the 6th Annual Lovell Chili Challenge will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. I can hear my tummy growling already. All you chefs and want-to-be chefs, dig out that recipe and start practicing. All the proceeds go toward the Lovell Friends Helping Friends. More next week. Happy anniversary, Hopsing, on October 23. It’s been a year, Lisa says, adding, “Love always.”
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King’s ‘Carrie’ at USM GORHAM, Maine – Just in time for Halloween weekend, CARRIE the musical, makes its Maine premiere at the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music. Set to a score of thrilling pop and rock songs, the cult prom-queen musical is the perfect recipe of exciting, subversive and provocative fare for a terrifying weekend
of live theater — 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2; 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3; at Corthell Concert Hall, on the USM Gorham campus. Tickets: $15, general public; $10 for seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5 for students. Make reservations online at http:// usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice or call the USM Music Box Office at 780-5555.
Set in present-day Chamberlain, Maine, CARRIE the musical tells the story of an awkward teen outcast who is bullied by popular kids at school and is at the mercy of her fanatically religious mother at home. Derrick Klecman of Bridgton plays the role of Henry. CARRIE the musical contains mature subject matter.
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The Bridgton Library hosted a well-attended book signing Oct. 19 for Cheryl Johnson, a local artist and author of Mish The Mushroom Man, recently released on Createspace. com and Amazon. The book can be purchased at Bridgton Books as well as online. A second book signing is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bridgton Books. Cheryl is a long time member of the Bridgton Art Guild and is currently teaching a class for the new Arts Center on Main Street. She is working on many more children’s books, and will be publishing again in the upcoming months. As a designer for a Vermont-based wooden jigsaw company and a freelance illustrator, Cheryl’s first foray into the world of children’s literature is a dream come true.
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WHAT A BLAST — it was for Cheryl Johnson, a local artist and author, to hold her very first book signing Oct. 19 at the Bridgton Public Library. She plans a second book signing on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. for her children’s book, Mish The Mushroom Man.
Ellis Paul at SMAC (Continued from Page B) Irene, Ellis has been impressing audiences and earning loyal fans around the world with his meticulously-written songs and compelling live shows. As one of the top American singer-songwriters, Ellis has won numerous awards including an unprecedented 15 Boston Music Awards. It’s his literate streak that inspires television and film to frequently feature his songs in numerous TV shows as well as several other Hollywood films such as Hall Pass and Shallow Hal, both directed by his big fans, the Farrelly Brothers. In addition to performing 150-plus shows annually for over 20 years, Ellis has co-written a Woody Guthrie song, performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Carnegie Hall, festivals, clubs, schools and community coffeehouses all over the globe. Through the record label, Black Wolf Records, which he co-founded in 1994, Ellis has released over 20 CD projects, as well as a book and DVDs.
Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center The Met Opera Live Presents:
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Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Valery Gergiev conducts. The Nose is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Festival d’Aix en Provence; and the Opéra National de Lyon. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch at 12 PM in the LHE/PAC lobby. To reserve a meal call (207) 787-3327. Vox One (featuring Fryeburg Academy Vocal Jazz) Nov. 2, 2013 • 7:30 PM — We are absolutely thrilled to welcome back this incredible group of singers! Vox One is an award-winning a cappella jazz quintet that combines elements of blues, funk, gospel, and folk into their own brand of vocal music. “This jazz quintet puts all kinds of throat sounds to such funky good use that listeners break into applause and - better - feel like dancing.” - Boston Magazine. Think that’s exciting? During the show Vox One will be accompanied by Fryeburg Academy’s own Vocal Jazz Ensemble! You won’t want to miss this! Fryeburg Academy Presents: Seussical the Musical
Nov. 8, 2013 to Nov. 10, 2013 FRI. AT 7:30 PM ~ SAT. AT 7:30 PM ~ SUN. AT 2 PM
Every year around this time Fryeburg Academy students align to tell a tale and sing some tunes for family, friends, and teachers, too. So don’t forget and don’t you fear, November 8th, 9th, and 10th are almost here. Come lend an ear and give some looks to this year’s musical based on Seuss’ books.
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Karin E. Gower
Pastor Lucille J. Richard
Philip F. Mayo
WESTBROOK & CHARLOTTE — Karin E. (Sherrard) Gower, 95, widow of Harold W. Gower, formerly of Carlson Street, Westbrook, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Gorham House in Gorham, where she had resided the past year. Karin was born on Sept. 14, 1918, in Charlotte, the daughter of Philip E. and Mildred A. (Goodeill) Sherrard, the first of three children. For the initial 10 years of her life, she and her parents resided with her maternal grandparents along the Moosehead Stream in Charlotte and thereafter on the Sherrard family farm on the shore of Round Pond in Charlotte, originally settled by her paternal great-grandfather. She attended various one-room schools in Charlotte (Gardner, Lake and Damon Ridge) and graduated from Pembroke High School in 1935 at the age of 16. Karin married her beloved husband, Harold, in Calais on Oct. 8, 1935, with whom she shared nearly 75 years of a wonderful, loving marriage. The family moved to the Portland area in 1941, residing in Westbrook for 57 of the subsequent years. Although Karin’s primary occupation was that of a housewife raising her five children, Karin also worked full-time for a number of years, principally for Grants department store in the early 1950s, then as a housekeeper for the William Rines family of South Portland beginning in 1954, concluding her formal outside employment with five years of service in the Central Supply department of Maine Medical Center in the 1970s. During World War II, she served as a volunteer in the Red Cross Motor Corps, primarily as an ambulance driver. She also served as a volunteer Civil Air Defense observer for several years following the war. Karin was an active member of the Prides Corner Congregational Church for 54 years, during which time she was in charge of the dining room for the monthly bean suppers for many years, and where her custard pies were legendary right up to the time she moved to the Gorham House. She was very active in the Church Guild, of which she served as president for several years and as chairman of the Guild room for many Christmas fairs. She (and Harold) also worked for over 15 years as part of the church’s support of the Soup Kitchen in Portland, not only as food servers but also by baking cookies or bars for each session on which they worked. The Grange was also an important part of Karin’s life. Karin joined Charlotte Grange on Sept. 28, 1938, and transferred her membership to Cape Elizabeth Grange on Jan. 26, 1946. Not only was she a subordinate member for 75 years, she also belonged to Cumberland County Pomona Grange, the Maine State Grange, and the National Grange. She was past Master of Cape Elizabeth Grange and Junior Deputy three times for the Maine State Grange. She was an active participant of the Cape Elizabeth Grange Ceres Circle, serving as president and treasurer several years. Karin (and Harold) was among the founding members of Hospice of Maine in 1976. In 1989 Karin and Harold jointly were recipients of the prestigious Mary Rines Thompson award given by the Center for Voluntary Action, a division of the United Way, in recognition of their exceptional and faithful service to the Hospice of Maine and their unwavering kindness and support for all people in need. The award indicated particularly their work in behalf of Hospice, the Grange, the Baxter School for the Deaf, the Little Wanderers, and their church. In 1997, the Gowers received a lifetime achievement award by the Spirit of America Foundation. Sharing and working for the benefit of others was a way of life for the Gowers. Karin was a member for 25-plus years of the Maine Genealogical Society and the Maine Historical Society. In 1993, she published a genealogy of the descendants of her great-grandfather, John Sherrard, through seven generations. In 2003, Karin produced a 105page memoir of her life for her children and grandchildren. She also printed for them in 2000 a 92-page book of her favorite recipes. Karin was a fabulous cook. She baked her first apple pie at age nine under the guidance of her grandmother Sherrard and made hundreds of pies thereafter of all varieties. She canned or froze prodigious quantities of vegetables, pickles, applesauce, mincemeat, etc., each fall. As suggested above, Karin was an accomplished seamstress. She made much of her children’s clothing in their younger years. She made quilts for all her children and grandchildren, and made dozens of quilts for the Ronald McDonald House, A.B. C. AIDS Babies and Project Linus, contributing one to two dozen quilts a year. She won many awards for her submissions to State Grange sewing contests. She liked to play cribbage and hand and foot; and enjoyed doing puzzles. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harold, in September 2010; an infant son, Norman in March 1940; and her sister, Agatha Morrison in October 1995. She is survived by five children, Louise Worster of Satellite Beach, Fla., Gerald Gower of Raymond, Lois Morin of Sebago, Horace Gower of Freeport, Elmira Collins of Standish; 15 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Chester Sherrard of Davenport, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Grange service at 7 p.m., at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Prides Corner Congregational Church, Westbrook, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Round Pond Cemetery in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations The Bridgton News may be made to: The Prides Corner Congregational Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook, ME 04092.
Pastor Lucille Jean Brown Richard, 71, of Bridgton, died early Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2013 after a long illness. She died at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn surrounded by family. Lucille was born on Aug. 27, 1942 in Cambridge, Mass. She graduated from Lawrence High School in Massachusetts. Later in life, Lucille earned a master’s degree of Divinity from Boston University. She was ordained as a United Methodist pastor in 1988. She served as a pastor at several congregations throughout New Hampshire and Maine over the past 25 years. She was also an active member of the Tres Dias Community in Maine. Lucille loved to spend time at Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts. She enjoyed the company of her dogs, Max and Kiera. She had a passion and talent for both painting and writing. She leaves behind four daughters, Kathleen (Griffith) Michaels of Norway, Heather (Griffith) Chandel of Bridgton, April (Brown) Cook of Manchester, N.H. and Marina Brown of Derry, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; as well as her best friend of 55 years, Patricia Manning of Conway, N.H. Calling hours were at Hall Funeral Home in Casco on Monday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. A celebration of her life was held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. At the request of Lucille, attendees were asked to wear bright colors, as this was a celebration of her life. Donations in Lucille’s name may be made to: Androscoggin Hospice House, 236 Steton St., Auburn, ME, 04210 or the American Heart Association or the Preachers’ Aid Society of New England, PO Box 3386, Plymouth, MA 02361-3386.
NAPLES — Philip F. Mayo, 76, died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. He was born in Naples, a son of Carroll and Alice Mayo. Phil graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1956, where he was a two-sport star student athlete. Soon after graduation, Phil began work for the state of Maine at Sebago Lake State Park. He worked there for over 35 years and for 20 of those years, he was the manager of the park. He was an avid sports fan and was involved in coaching local sports for a number of years. He was at his happiest when cheering on the local New England professional teams, especially his beloved Red Sox. He was a longtime member of the Naples Volunteer Fire Department. Phil is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Lucille; his son, Robert; two daughters, Debbie and Laurie; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the Naples United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhomeinc.com
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HIRAM — Alexia L. “Lexi” Valente, 16, of Hiram died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Hiram. She was born in Bridgton on Jan. 16, 1997, a daughter of Steven and Sherry (Harmon) Valente. She attended local schools and was currently a junior at Sacopee Valley High School in Hiram. To say that Lexi was energetic and full of life is an understatement. She was an accomplished student athlete. Field hockey was her favorite sport, but she also played softball, basketball and when she was younger, she was a member of the Sacopee Cheer Club. She was an avid snowboarder and enjoyed many outdoor activities such as snowmobiling and four-wheeling. She had taken up hunting recently and enjoyed skeet shooting. She also had a great love of horses and was involved with the local 4H program when she was younger. She had worked at Sher-Bears Ice Cream, a family-owned business. She also had worked at Stone Ridge Restaurant and most recently at Krista’s Restaurant, both in Cornish. Lexi loved all music, especially country music. This tragedy has affected not only her family, but the Sacopee Valley community as a whole. She will be so sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Carl Harmon, and her paternal grandparents, Theo and Sandra Cook. Surviving are her parents, Steven and Sherry Valente of Hiram; maternal grandmother, Janet Harmon of Hiram; four sisters, Adrianna Valente of Biddeford, Victoria Valente of Hiram, Jessica Cobb of Westbrook and Jennifer Cobb of Portland; a brother, Steven Valente Jr. of Pittsfield; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous caring friends. Visiting hours were held on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Sacopee Valley High School gymnasium on the South Hiram Road in South Hiram.
— CORRECTION — In the obituary for Barbara Lyon in the October 17, 2013 issue of The Bridgton News, incorrect information was provided concerning donations to the Lakeside Garden Club. For those wishing to make a donation in Barbara’s memory, you may send it to the Lakeside Garden Club, c/o Ginny Halligan, 527 Commons Dr., Bridgton, ME 04009. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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03-07-1989 — 10-23-2011 Gone too soon — forever in our hearts. You touched so many lives in the short time you were here with us. You especially touched mine. A mother’s love never dies. 22 years with you was not enough to show you that. Until we meet again, rest with the angels and watch us from above. Eternally missed. Love, Mom (Jodi Horan) 1T43x
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BOULDER, COLORADO — Longtime New England resident, Ruth Lauber Fearon, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013, in Boulder, Colo., after a short illness. Ruth was born April 19, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Ernest Lauber and May (or Mary) Rose Tachovsky Roth Lauber. Ruth grew up with her sister and two brothers in the Seattle suburb of Lake Forest Park. After graduating from Western Washington College of Education, now Western Washington University, in 1943, she served in the WAVES during World War II, training fighter pilots. She met her first husband, Harrison Milas Jones, while in the WAVES, and married after getting her MA in elementary education from Columbia Teachers’ College. She taught elementary school and supervised summer playground activities for a generation of children in Wenham, Mass. Upon her retirement in the early 1980s, she and her second husband, Wendell Fogg Fearon, moved to their beloved vacation home on the shores of Highland Lake in Bridgton, Maine. After Wendell died in 2004, she lived for several hearty years in Maine by herself, and then moved to Golden, Colo. in 2010 to be closer to two of her three daughters. She will be remembered by her many friends and neighbors for her Christmas sing-a-longs, her across-the-lake swims, her longtime participation in the annual loon count, her volunteer work at the school and the library, her generous gifts of home-baked cookies, and her neighborhood walks with her successive dogs Rolf, Marley, and Shaggy. She is survived by her brother Ernest (Alice) Lauber; sister Shirley (Douglas) Post; daughters Deborah Jones (Michael Davis), Lynele Jones, and Meridee (Ed) Cecil; stepsons Richard Kent Fearon (Deb Halpin) and Bruce Fearon (Camilla Shade); nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and five grand or great-grand dogs. Donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Maine Audubon Society (20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105 or maineaudubon.org), or the Lakes Environmental Association (230 Main St., Bridgton, ME 04009 or mainelakes.org). 1T43X
Mary E. McKague-Hanson WINDHAM — Mary Elizabeth McKague-Hanson, 78, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Windham, with her family by her side. She was born on May 3, 1935, the daughter of George and Cora (Webster) Spiller. Mary was educated in Windham schools, and attended Nursing School at Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute. She worked in many hospitals including National Medical Care, the Veteran’s Hospital in Florida, Mercy Hospital and at the Sisters of Mercy, Motherhouse. Mary married Roger Hanson on July 7, 1995. She was an active member of Little Falls Baptist Church in Gorham. Mary enjoyed photography, traveling, camping on Mount Desert Island, watching the Red Sox, going to baseball games and attending her grandchildren’s sporting activities. In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her sister Eldora Clark. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Roger; two sons, Kevin McKague of Buxton and Shawn McKague of Standish; two stepsons, David Hanson of Otisfield and Andrew Hanson of Raymond; stepdaughter Karen Benson of Gorham; three grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Winnifred Verrill of North Carolina. Visiting hours were held from 2 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a funeral service was celebrated at 1 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 21. Burial followed at the Chase Cemetery in Windham. Notes of condolences may be left at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com
Charlotte Brien HARRISON — The final leg of the journey for Charlotte Frances Scribner Brien, 80, came to a close at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Oct. 17, 2013, accompanied by her family, led by her husband and stalwart companion, Gerald “Gerry” Brien. Like many Mainers born in the Depression Era, Charlotte’s life was marked by distinct phases reflecting the world around her and her own natural grit and perseverance. In the end, her legacy will be that she transcended her humble beginnings and carved out a life that continues to serve as the model for her heirs and family. Charlotte was born on Nov. 1, 1932, the eighth of nine children to Addie Flora (Nile) Scribner and Guy Bernard Scribner, then living in the Minot/South Paris area. Early life for her and her family was harsh. Her father worked the woods, often with draft horses, and her mother tended to the children and household, always stretching the food from little to adequate. Moving the household from place-toplace in search of the next job and/or crop opportunity was routine for them and Charlotte became accustomed to adapting to new circumstances and schools. Her high-water mark in education was a freshman year at Gould Academy in Bethel. She always felt privileged to have had that year at Gould. Harsher times followed. At the age of fifteen, she moved from the family home and lived with understanding older sisters, attending local schools and attempting to earn her way. She arrived in Harrison in 1948, where she worked in a local inn in return for room and board. Harrison became her hometown for the following sixty-five years. Charlotte married in 1949 and bore four children over the following twenty years: Ron Ward of Falmouth, Anne Ward of Vt., Vicky Edwards of Otisfield and Matthew Ward of North Andover, Mass. Her instinct to stretch little into something within the household was on full display over her child-bearing years, but she aspired to more. In the mid-1960s, armed with a new GED, she entered the job market, while continuing to run the household, keeping the books for her husband’s small construction company and making civic contributions of time wherever she could find a bit more time, particularly the Woodland Rebekah Lodge. Her primary employment over this leg of her journey was as medical records librarian at Stephens Memorial Hospital, a position she was extraordinarily proud of, and serious about. Many a doctor at Stephens came to understand the limits of his/ her medical training when it came to a dispute with Charlotte regarding patient records. Reportedly, they were all allowed to surrender quietly and move on, much the wiser for it. In the 1970s, Charlotte was able to indulge her delight in working with young people through employment at Lake Region High School. She loved her work in the audio visual department, the professional staff, and particularly liked the boys in the Shop classes who kept her car running. Charlotte’s course changed forever on Nov. 1, 1983, when she married Gerry. Together, they were able to access joys that neither, individually, would have discovered. Travel became a feature of their days together, most of that involving extended family and militaryrelated travel stemming from Gerry’s career in the U.S. military. Charlotte continued her service through the Rebekahs and, through Gerry, became very active in the local VFW. Charlotte and Gerry were very much the Greatest Generation couple, always looking to give back some of what their country made possible for them. Family was always at the core of Charlotte’s focus. No family member was ever allowed to founder without receiving offers of assistance, just as no family member could get away without giving their fair share back to the family. Charlotte knew it takes a village, well before others claiming that insight turned it into a campaign slogan. She leaves nine grandchildren bearing Grammie’s mark: Jennifer Ward of York, Sarah Hart of Falmouth, Lindsey Seavey of Kensington, N.H., Jesse Edwards of Rye, N.Y., Nathan Edwards of Portland, Austin and Julia Ward of North Andover, Mass., and Harry and Ellie Ward of Falmouth. Her five great-grandchildren are Grace and Sam Hart of Falmouth, Lachlan and Ainsley McMorris of York, and Parker Pitts Seavey of Kensington, N.H. She also leaves beloved sons and daughters-in-law, whom she treated as her own. Thus ends the journey of a bright, compassionate, and feisty, when necessary, woman of Maine and Harrison. Her legacy lives on through her family. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.chandlerfunerals.com Family and friends are invited to attend services for Charlotte on Friday, Oct. 25, at 3:00 p.m. at the United Parish Church in Harrison, followed immediately by a reception for all in the ground floor function room at the Church. Funeral services are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton.
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Louise W. Wing GORHAM — Louise Wight Wing, 84, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. She was born Aug. 16, 1929 in Gorham, a daughter of Clarence and Alzina (Greene) Wight. Louise grew up in Gorham, attended local schools, and was a graduate of Gorham High School. She was a member of the White Rock Grange and the White Rock Free Baptist Church. Louise had many passions in life, including reading, knitting, camping, cruises with her husband and her daily Bible study. She enjoyed a 38-year career at St. Joseph’s College, the final 28 as the school’s treasurer. Louise is survived by her daughter, Vicki S. Wing of Gorham; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; a brother, James Wight Sr. of Sebago; sisters, Grace Sanborn of Gorham, Ginger Carroll of Gorham, Dottie Abbott of Gorham, Kathy Sawyer of Gorham, Judy Fistere of Buxton, Jane Tucci of Standish and Sharon Abbott of Waterboro; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Louise was predeceased by her husband, George M. Wing in 1997; and her son, Stephen G. Wing in 1975. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Sapling Hill Cemetery, Sebago Lake Road, Gorham. Arrangements are by Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www. dolbyfuneralchapels.com
Barbara H. Frye LEVANT & WESTBROOK — Barbara H. Frye, 81, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at her home in Levant. She was born on Sept. 1, 1932 in Skowhegan, the daughter of Walter and Hortense (Glazier) Haycock. She was also the stepdaughter of Jeannette Haycock. Barbara attended Portland schools in her youth, and later was a 1996 graduate of Westbrook High School. She was a former member of the Westbrook Memorial Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Tuesday Night Ladies bowling league of Scarborough. She had a passion for photography, ceramics and playing beano. Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portland and attended the Bangor Assembly of God Church where she was known as “The Hugger.” She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Frederick E. Frye; a son, Gary A. Frye of Portland; daughters, Shirley A. Simmons of Levant, Doreen L. Harmon of East Baldwin, Nancy L. Butts of Gorham and Raeanne Burgess of Buxton; brothers, Walter C. Haycock of Westbrook, Bruce Haycock of Saco and Stanley Haycock of Raymond; sisters, Dawn M. Dunn of Westbrook, Irene O’Donnell of Cape Elizabeth and Norma Glen of New Hampshire; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren with another one expected in November. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her daughter, Mary J. Frye in 1956; son, Robert W. Frye in 1958; and brothers, Hollis and Sidney Procter. Visiting hours were held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Portland, 360 Canco Road, Portland. A funeral service was held at the church following visitation at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Village Cemetery in Gray. Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Online condolences may be expressed at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com
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BRIDGTON Thur., Oct. 24 — Chamber After Hours, 5-7 p.m., Chalmers Insurance hosting, at Noble House Inn, Highland Rd. Thur., Oct. 24 — Ann Ruel on her breast cancer journey to open On Eagles Wings, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Rd. FMI: 803-8025. Thur., Oct. 24 — Fall Into Local History: Portland Neck: The Hanging of Thomas Bird, by Jerry Genesio, 7 p.m., North Bridgton Library. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 25-26 — Halloween Haunted House, 6-9 p.m., Bridgton Ice Rink, behind old Town Hall, No. High St. Fri., Oct. 25 — 3rd Annual Neon Night by Lakes Environmental Association, meet 7 p.m. at Bob Dunning Bridge at entrance to Pondicherry Park. FMI: 647-8580. Sat., Oct. 26 — Chili & Chowder Cook-Off Fundraiser, to raise funds for clean water in Africa, noon to 2 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 6472599. Sat., Oct. 26 — Electronic Waste Collection Event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center, garage. FMI: 312-5700. Sat., Oct. 26 — Electronic Waste Collection Event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center, Depot St. FMI: 312-5700. Sat., Oct. 26 — Rabies Clinic, 1-3 p.m., Bridgton Fire Station, Gibbs Ave. Sun., Oct. 27 — Silent Auction to benefit St. Joseph Food Pantry, noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, So. High St. Sun., Oct. 27 — Open Mic, 7-9 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. Mon., Oct. 28 — Bridgton Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Tue., Oct. 29 — 5th annual Fall Art Show by Landmark Human Resources, Inc., 10 a.m. to noon, Community Center. FMI: 647-8396. Wed., Oct. 30 — Girl Scouts of Maine, 6 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 888-922-4763. Thur., Oct. 31 — Chamber Executive Board Meeting, 10 a.m., Community Center. Thur., Oct. 31 — Open House for trick-or-treaters, 4-8 p.m., Methodist Church, Main St. Thur., Oct. 31 — Bridgton Recreation Halloween Party, 5-7 p.m., Town Hall, No. High St. Thur., Oct. 31 — Fall Into Local History Series, with Phil Goepel on “The Mystery Man of Bridgton Academy,” Loretta Crocker on “The Haunted History of North Bridgton,” and spooky poetry with Henry Hamilton, 7 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. Fri., Nov. 1 — Girl Scouts, 3:45 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Nov. 1 — Application deadline for Bruce Roberts Toy Fund sign up, return forms to Community Center. FMI: 6473116. Sat., Nov. 2 — Tabletop Role Playing Games, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. BROWNFIELD Fri., Oct. 25 — Rec Committee, potluck meeting, 4:30 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Oct. 26 — Dance with Linwood Cash & The Ridge Riders, 8 p.m. to midnight, Lions Den, corner Rtes. 5 & 113. FMI: 935-4617, 935-2911. Wed., Oct. 30 — Pumpkincarving by rec dept., 3 p.m., Heart & Hand Gardening, followed by wagon ride on Main St. Thur., Oct. 31 — Halloween Party & Costume Contest, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Nov. 1 — Kickoff of Christmas Book Drive by Bridgton Literacy Taskforce, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Norway Savings Bank lobby. Bank staff read children’s books aloud, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sat., Nov. 2 — Special Olympics Young Athletes Fall
NOVEMBER TICKET AUCTION — Showing off items offered at the Saturday, Nov. 2 Ticket Auction at the Second Congregational Church in Norway are, from left, front row, Carolyn Baker and Rusty Goulet. In back, from left, are Peter VanLoan, Deb Ladner, Janie Munn and Susan Goulet. There will be over 300 items at the third annual auction, including a Dollar Table featuring a Don Gouin handcrafted birch bench, Vintage Snomark snowshoes, an American Beauty doll, a Maine gift basket, antique ladder back chair and more. Viewing starts at 3 p.m., with the auction starting at 4:30 p.m. Ticket envelopes will be available in many price ranges for every budget. Donations for the Auction are welcome, and items can be dropped off at the church, located at 201 Main Street, Norway, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; or call the church at 743-2290 to make arrangements for pick up. Program begins, 10 a.m., runs thru Dec. 21, Community Center. Sat., Nov. 2 — Moose Pond Half Marathon, fundraiser for Adaptive Ski Program, 10 a.m., Shawnee Peak Learning Center. CASCO Sat., Oct. 26 — ‘Spook’tacular Saturday Night Supper, 5-6 p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Rd. Thur., Oct. 31 — Halloween Spooktacular for Naples & Casco preschool-5th graders, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 627-4187 (Casco), 693-6364 (Naples). Sat., Nov. 2 — Sunshine Club Supper, 5-6 p.m., Webbs Mills Community Hall. DENMARK Thur., Oct. 24 — Crystal Bowl Therapy, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nurture Through Nature, 77 Wilton Warren Rd. FMI: 239595-2695. Fri., Oct. 25 — Difficult hike to Speckled Mountain, Evans Notch, by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 787-2730. Fri., Nov. 1 — Easy hike to Mount Sabattus, Center Lovell, by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 787-2730. FRYEBURG Sat., Oct. 26 — Met Opera Live: Shostakovich’s The Nose, 1 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sat., Oct. 26 — The Fryeburg Chronicles author June O’Donal talks about latest book, Portraits of Change, 2 p.m., Col. Samuel Osgood House, 83 Portland St. FMI: 935-8076. Fri., Nov. 1 — Veterans’ Service Officer, 9-11 a.m., American Legion, Bradley St. FMI: 324-1839. HARRISON Fri., Oct. 25 — Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes, 11:30 a.m., Ruby Slippers Cafe, Harrison Village. FMI: 743-9474. Sat., Oct. 26 — Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, doors open 11:30 a.m., play starts 1 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Rd. Wed., Oct. 30 — Writers’ Group, 6:30 p.m., library. Thur., Oct. 31 — Annual Halloween Festival, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., costume parade 6:30 p.m., Harrison Fire Station. FMI: 5832241. Sat., Nov. 2 — Let’s Talk About It: Empire Falls, by Richard Russo, 2 p.m., library. LOVELL Fri., Oct. 25 — Lights After School, 5:30 to 7 p.m., New Suncook School, voting on
scarecrow contest. Sat., Oct. 26 — Bayberry Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church, Bolsters Mills Rd. Sat., Oct. 26 — Halloween Party, 6-8 p.m., VFW Hall. FMI: 647-4510. Sun., Oct. 27 — Last day of Online Auction to benefit Lovell United Church of Christ, highest bid as of 9 p.m. wins, visit www. luccauction.org NAPLES Sat., Oct. 26 — Baked Bean Supper by Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 4:30-6 p.m., Edes Falls Community Hall. Mon., Oct. 28 — Fuel assistance and the new healthcare exchanges explained, noon, CrossWalk Community Outreach, Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 2-3 — Old Grange Hall Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Singer Center, Village Green. FMI: 787-2764. Sat., Nov. 2 — Registration for Pleasant Mountain Ski Club SAD 61 Ski Program for grades 2-12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lake Region High School front lobby. FMI: 939-1612, 523-0373, 671-6963, 740-3487, 787-2939, 310-1544. Sat., Nov. 2 — 10th annual Holly Berry Christmas Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Region High School, Rte. 302. RAYMOND Sat., Oct. 26 — Octoberfest Halloween Party, noon to 4 p.m., parade 3 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St. Sat., Oct. 26 — Free Harvest Dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd. Wed., Oct. 30 — Book Group, 7 p.m., library. SEBAGO Sat., Oct. 26 — “Once Upon a Halloween,” with storyteller Diane Edgecomb, 2 p.m., Spaulding Library. FMI: 7872321. Mon., Oct. 28 — Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., North Sebago Methodist Church, last supper of year. Sat., Nov. 2 — Annual Ladies Circle Fall Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sebago Center Community Church, Rte. 107. Sat., Nov. 2 — Third annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ library fundraiser, launch apples & pumpkins across lower field behind Sebago Elementary School, 1 to 3 p.m., park along field across from fire station on Rte. 114. FMI: 787-2321. SWEDEN Sat., Oct. 26 — Craft Fair by Sweden Volunteer Fire Assn., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sweden Meeting Houe, Rte. 93. FMI: 693-3681.
WATERFORD Sat., Oct. 26 — Harvest Supper and Decorated Pumpkin Contest, 5 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Waterford Flat. (Waterford Congregational Church fundraiser for Heifer International). Mon., Oct. 28 — Bridge Night, start of new year, 6:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2729. Thur., Oct. 31 — Halloween Night Open House, 5-7 p.m., library. AREA EVENTS Thur., Oct. 24 — Author Roland Merullo discusses The Talk-Funny Girl, (part of One Book, One Valley Program), Granite State College Conway Campus, 53 Technology Lane #150, Room 211, Conway, N.H. Thur., Oct. 24 — Visual artist, writer & curator Lauren Fensterstock discusses her recent work, 6 p.m., Harold Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-7723. Sat., Oct. 26 — CPR & First Aid Training Course, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-6615. Sat., Oct. 26 — Spiritual Enclave & Nonprofit Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 207-4185452. Sun., Oct. 27 — Cut-A-Thon to benefit On Eagles Wings, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Image Hair Design, 10 Trails End, Windham. FMI: 892-8252. Sun., Oct. 27 — Longaberger Basket Bingo to benefit Responsible Pet Care, doors open 11 a.m., bingo starts 12:30 p.m., Norway Legion hall, Main St. FMI: 743-8679. Mon., Oct. 28 — “Affordable Care Act 101: Understanding the New Health Care Law,” sponsored by Oxford Hills libraries, 7 p.m., Forum, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, So. Paris. FMI: 583-2970. Tue., Oct. 29 — History Curator Bob Cottrell on genealogical research, 6-8 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. Fri., Nov. 1 — Maine Veterans’ Home Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 477 High St., So. Paris. FMI: 743-5723. Fri., Nov. 1 — First Friday reception for exhibit of oil paintings by Gail Rein, 5-7 p.m., Main Street Gallery, 426 Main St., Norway. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 1-3 — USM School of Music presents Carrie, the musical, 8 p.m. Fri., Sat., 2 p.m. Sat., Sun., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham Campus. FMI: 780-5555. Sat., Nov. 2 — Ticket Auction, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 201 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-2290.
GRAY — Louise “Weezie” R. Nielsen, 79, long-term resident of Gray, passed away on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at The Cedars in Portland. Louise was born at home in Westbrook on Feb. 4, 1934, the daughter of Lewis and Mabelle Douglass. She attended schools in Westbrook and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1952. After graduating, Louise worked for First National Bakery for 19 years and retired from Nissen’s Bakery after 17 years of service. Louise was predeceased by her husband of eight years, Roy Nielsen, whom she met while being employed at Nissen’s. In addition to her full-time job, for many years she prepared taxes for H&R Block, as well as for many friends and family. “Weezie” will always be remembered by family, friends and coworkers as having an endless amount of compassion and kindness. She was a great listener to other people’s sad stories and would always respond, “You poor dear.” She never complained about her own difficulties and was always there to lend a hand to others in need. She had an incredible faith that drove her good deeds, and she never wanted to be recognized for the part she played in helping others. She was a member of the Living Waters Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Richard and Andrew Douglass. Louise is survived by nieces and nephew, Susan Moses and husband Bill of Standish, Sharon Sparrow of Raymond, and Scott Douglass and wife Michelle of Westbrook; along with several greatnieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Stroudwater Street, Westbrook. Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. To leave a message of condolence, please visit our website at: www. dolbyfuneralchapels.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to: Westbrook Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.
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Craft Fairs are here!
Bayberry Craft Fair Saturday in Harrison
HARRISON — The Bolsters Mills Ladies Guild will hold its annual Bayberry Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church on Bolsters Mills Road on the Harrison side of the Village. This fair has a reputation for exceptional artisans and crafters with a chocolatier making homemade chocolates, jellies, jams and other tasty treats; a knitter who always comes up with unusual and beautifully-knitted items ranging from hats and mittens to shawls, handbags, and more; jewelry makers with their own differing styles; handmade wooden toys; houseplants and other really creative crafts, to mention only a few. Prize winning photographer Robin Priest will be there with her creative photos, cards, 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, with proceeds benefiting the Papa’s Boots Fund.
Sebago Center Church holding annual Fall Fair available all day. For more information, call Robin Aaskov
SEBAGO — The Sebago Center Community Church’s Ladies Circle will hold their Annual Fall Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. downstairs at the church on Route 107, Sebago Center. Featured are handcrafts, quilts, pillowcases, kitchen sets, aprons, home-baked goods, Christmas items, attic treasures, hand-sewn doll raffle and a game of chance where each contestant wins a prize every time. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
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Old Grange Hall Holiday Craft Show
NAPLES — Twenty local artisans will sell Maine-made crafts and foods at The Old Grange Hall Holiday Craft Show Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, at the Singer Community Center on the Village Green, Route 302 in Naples (formerly at the Inn at Long Lake). Hours on Saturday are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available, and door prizes will be Hollyberry Christmas Craft Fair at LRHS NAPLES — Come get a jump-start on your holiday awarded every hour. For more information, call 787-2764. shopping and support Lake Region High School Project Vendors sought for Sleigh Bell Bazaar Graduation 2014 at the same time. The fair takes place The Bridgton Methodist Church is looking for vendors Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school for the Sleigh Bell Bazaar, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, on Route 302 in Naples. There will be 60+ local crafters at the church on Main Street in Bridgton. The bazaar, to be and at-home business vendors selling a variety of crafts and held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature many vendors, along gifts for all ages. Santa Claus will be making a visit from with a bake sale and a lunch consisting of baked kidney 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for photos. There will be activities for the beans, hot dogs, chili, coleslaw, chips, coffee and iced tea, kids and live entertainment as well. When you get hungry, all for $3. To hold a table for the bazaar, call Bev Larimore a full menu of homemade lunch and snack items will be at 693-3476.
Maine Veterans’ Home holding craft fair SOUTH PARIS — It is difficult to believe, but already, it is time to start shopping and planning for the holiday season. Preparations are in full swing for the annual craft fair sponsored by the Western Maine Veterans Advisory Committee on Saturday, Nov. 1, from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maine Veterans’ Home, 477 High Street, South Paris. Local craftspeople have reserved 32 tables so far, and there is a wait list for crafters who want to participate if there are any cancellations. In addition to the crafts, there will be a food table, with
light lunches available along with sweets and pastries. Interested persons who would like to provide baked goods or pastries, or for more information should call Marilyn Ramsay, chairperson for the annual craft fair, at 743-5723.
Halloween Happenings (Continued from Page B)
a smoke and light show to put everyone in the Halloween spirit. Also, the Dalmatian Fire Dog Bounce House will provide tons of bouncing fun for the kids along with a variety of games, arts and crafts and prizes. The costume parade will start at 6:30 p.m. and prizes will be awarded to category winners. There will be a healthy refreshment table to keep the children moving the entire two hours. So plan your costumes now and get ready for a wild and crazy good time! For more information, call Rec Director Paula Holt at 583-2241 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brownfield Rec hosting Halloween fun time
BROWNFIELD — Come on over to the Brownfield Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 31 for dinner, trunk-or-treat, costume contest and wagon ride trick-or-treating. It all starts at 5:30 p.m., and there’ll be prizes given for costumes and the best trunks. The day before, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, folks will gather at Heart & Hand Gardening at 3 p.m. to carve pumpkins and deliver them up and down Main Street via a wagon ride.
Church opens doors to trick-or-treaters
The Bridgton United Methodist Church on Main Street in Bridgton will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. on Halloween, Thursday, Oct 31, for trick or treaters needing a place to get warmed up or use the rest rooms. Popcorn, cider and hot chocolate will be available. Everyone is welcome.
FAIR PLANNERS — Helping to plan the Nov. 1 Craft Fair at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris are, left, Marilyn Ramsay, chairperson, craft sale; and Joe Cooney, chairman of the Western Maine Veterans Advisory Committee.
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October 24, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C
LR stickers fall to Leavitt
TURNER — It’s one and done for the Lakers. Fifth-seeded Lake Region was blanked by fourth-ranked Leavitt Tuesday afternoon 40. Kierstin Leclerc led the defending state champs with a goal and two assists. Three other Hornets beat the LR defense in the Western Class B quarterfinal. Leavitt won all of its playoff contests a year ago by a 1-0 count, but started their title defense with an offensive surge. Meagan Dow scored the game’s opening tally when she redirected a Leclerc drive on a set play off a penalty
corner 9:33 into the contest. Leclerc made it 2-0 with 6:20 to play in the opening half, converting a bouncing ball into a drive from the left past Laker junior goalie Meghan VanLoan. Emily Shaw added another goal with 1:47 to play in the first with a drive from the top of the circle, again on a penalty corner. The Lakers turned up their own intensity to start the second half, applying solid pressure in the Leavitt end, but were unable to crack the Hornet defense. The Lakers had a golden opportunity to erase the “0” on the scoreboard with about
five minutes remaining. Game officials whistled a Leavitt player for playing the ball with her hand inside the circle, thus a penalty stroke. But, the LR shot went wide to the left. Leavitt made it 4-0 with 17 ticks left on the clock on a Sadie Royer goal. Leavitt will take on the winner of No. 1 York and No. 8 Freeport on Saturday. The Lakers end their season 10-5. • In other field hockey action, Fryeburg Academy was scheduled to play second-ranked Spruce Mountain yesterday.
Lakers unable to corral speedy Phoenix Vigue By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Spruce Mountain showed Friday night they can beat an opponent in many ways. On the ground, speedy and shifty junior Matt Vigue rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns. By air, junior quarterback Peter Theriault tossed TD passes of 40, 15 and 12 yards en route to a 7-of-12 night and 116 yards. On defense, the Phoenix picked off LR quarterback Douglas Banks four times, returning two for touchdowns as Spruce Mountain improved to 6-1 with a 5213 victory at Art Kilborn Athletic Complex. The Lakers did play with more aggression and spirit this week, but were simply unable to match the “athleticism” of the Phoenix. “We challenged the kids all week and before the game to get back to Laker style of football and I think they did that. Physically, we matched them the entire game,” LR Coach Brian Jahna said. “We had some plays that showed we are really young. Athletically, we didn’t match WAITING FOR THE BALL TO COME DOWN are Fryeburg Academy’s freshman up with them very well.” Mackenzie Buzzell (left) and Lake Region’s Meghan Boos during Monday’s game. For Although LR senior runthe second time, the teams battled to a tie, this one a 1-1 affair. (Rivet Photo) ning back Cody Gibbons cracked the 100-yard mark, those were all very tough yards to gain. The only LR scores came on a long kickoff return by Quinn Piland with 46 seconds left in the half, and a 80-yard fumble QUARTERBACK KEEPER — Sophomore quarterback recovery and return for a Douglas Banks found an opening for a good gain during By Wayne E. Rivet touchdown by Gibbons with Friday night’s game against Spruce Mountain. Staff Writer PHOENIX, Page C FRYEBURG — Despite two tightly fought games full of arm locks, trips, shoves and balls just missing the nets, a winner failed By Wayne E. Rivet to emerge between rivals Staff Writer Lake Region and Fryeburg FRYEBURG — When Academy. players left the Raider With the two varsity girls’ cheerleaders holding a paper soccer teams meeting twice banner for the team to run in a six-day stretch, neither through before the start could claim a victory despite of the Homecoming game four overtime sessions. Saturday, Coach David Under the lights in Naples Turner said, “That can’t be last Wednesday, Laker junior a good omen.” Isabel Scribner was the With a couple of starters brightest star of the night out of the line-up due to when she denied FA’s Ori injury and two key players Inirio on a penalty kick late nicked up during the game, in the second half. Scribner, Fryeburg Academy had little who recorded 17 saves, dove chance to derail a hot York to her right to deflect Inirio’s drive to keep the game score- CAUGHT — Fryeburg Academy senior Sydney Charles team. Senior Sean Kelly ran less. makes a save during Monday’s game against the Lakers. wild against the FA defense, Inirio nearly scored late rushing for 165 yards and in the contest when a quick ing NYA and OOB to double out further scoring. Greely came out firing in three touchdowns as York crossing ball just missed the overtime, and tying Fryeburg in the last four contests,” the second half, but the Laker (5-2) clobbered the Raiders far corner. Fryeburg kept the pressure LR Coach Harvey Toews defense, led by Devynn 47-0. “We had subs for subs on in the second overtime, but said. “That development Turner, Katie Throgmorton, Scribner along with defend- took a huge step forward on Bailey Crawford, Elisabeth that were out. At the end of Waugh, Grace Farrington, the day, they (York) are a ers Katie Throgmorton, Saturday.” Missing three starters, Huntress and Rozlin Hawkes very good football team that Bailey Crawford and Devynn Turner kept Raider shooters the Lakers opened the scor- was equal to the task consis- is extremely well coached Izzy Hodgman-Burns, Julia ing just nine minutes into tently thwarting the attack and they are peaking at Quinn and Kaylin Delaney the game as senior forward and denying Greely’s scoring the right time,” FA Coach Turner said. “They don’t from getting good looks at Jordan Turner took a cor- chances. Scribner was once again give you much. You have ner kick from the left side. the LR net. The teams settled for a The ball was received and huge in goal for the Lakers to take it and earn it. We sent back out to Turner by and earned her second con- had some things there, but 0-0 tie. On Saturday, the Lakers freshman Lauren Williams. secutive clean sheet as the we couldn’t make plays. We traveled to Cumberland Turner one-touched the ball young Lakers held on for the either turned the ball over or had costly penalties.” and stunned second-seeded back into the middle, where exciting 1-0 victory. A critical penalty took it was headed into goal by That confidence spilled Greely, 1-0. “We are starting to show freshman Kristen Huntress over to Monday’s rematch early points off the board the result of our season long for the 1-0 early advantage. with the Raiders in Fryeburg. for York as Kelly seemingly SHIRT TACKLE — Fryeburg Academy receiver Nicholis The remainder of the first Again, the game was physical scored on a 45-yard burst, L’Heureux-Carland tries to break free from York’s development and hard work Brandon McWilliams after a catch. (Rivet Photo) ethic in beating Poland, tak- half was evenly played withRIVALS, Page C WILDCATS, Page C
Rivals show plenty of fight, no victor emerges
Wildcats rip Raiders
Page C, The Bridgton News, October 24, 2013
Rivals battle to ties
(Continued from Page C) at times. The Lakers consistently accounted for Raider triggerman Hodgman-Burns, and received strong midfield play from freshman Melody Millett and Williams. After another scoreless half, the Raiders finally broke through at the fourminute mark. With the Lakers unable to clear the zone, Julia Quinn came up with the loose ball and fed Hodgman-Burns, whose quick dribbler found the left corner of the goal, just beating a diving attempt for a stop by LR goalie Scribner (16 saves on the day). With time winding down, the Raiders were whistled for JUST OUT OF HER REACH — Lake Region junior goalie Isabel a push about 10 yards from Scribner dives to make a stop against Fryeburg Academy Monday. the midfield stripe. LR took Scribner was just a little late as the Raiders took a 1-0 lead on the goal advantage as Huntress, who had left the game earlier with an ankle injury, dished off to Turner, whose drive beat Raider goalie Sydney Charles (six saves) with about eight minutes left in regulation. Neither club could break the time, as the Lakers closed the season at 2-9-3 while the Raiders settled for a 3-7-4 mark.
by Izzy Hodgman-Burns. But, the Lakers would tie the game with about five minutes remaining on a shot by Jordan Turner to earn the team’s second tie with the Raiders. (Rivet Photos)
FIELD HOCKEY Lakers 2, Loranger 0: Both teams played a tough game leaving the first half scoreless. The Lakers kept the ball down on the Loranger side, but their goalie was aggressive. Finally, the Lakers scored their first goal by Paige Davis. Second goal was a beautiful drive from Olivia Deschenes to Paige Davis, who scored again. “Amazing defense” was turned in by Wells Carr, Hailey Parsons and Hannah Record, according to LRMS Coach Amanda Nadeau. CROSS-COUNTRY The Lakers traveled to Twin Brooks in Cumberland for the Triple Cs Championship last Thursday. With great weather and dry conditions, there were some very fast times. The girls started the afternoon with over 100 athletes in their race. The first Laker was Kennedy Brake in 24th place. Kennedy led the Lakers all year and the finals were no different. Following Kennedy was Rachel Jensen in 48th place, Emily Colson 51st place and rounding out the Laker girls pack was Destiny MacDougall in 77th place. With only four runners, the Lakers did not score as a team (five runners crossing the finish line are needed). The boys had a great day placing 12th as a team. Leading the Lakers was Tim Holbrook in 47th place followed by Andrew Gianattasio LRMS, Page C
HIGH FLYING ACTION — Above, Lake Region’s Melody Millett (left) and Fryeburg Academy’s Lexi L’Heureux-Carland each boot the ball at the same time; Katie Throgmorton (right) deflects a drive headed toward the Laker net.
Pleasant Mtn. Ski Club registration Nov. 2 The Pleasant Mountain Ski Club will be sponsoring the Ski Program in SAD 61. The program will offer children in grades 2-12 an opportunity to ski at Shawnee Peak. The 2013-2014 program will run for six weeks for grades 2-12 (not including holidays and vacations) beginning Jan. 6. Registration will take place at the Lake Region High School front lobby on Saturday, Nov. 2 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 the child’s height, weight and shoe size). Registration will be $25 per student, with a maximum of $55 per family until Nov. 30; after Nov. 30, the registration fee for grades 2 to 12 will be $35 per student (no family discounts). No
registrations will be accepted after Dec. 20. Scholarships are available for children of low-income families (grades 2 through 5), who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate. These are limited to paying for the ski ticket and will be awarded to students that apply during the registration process on Nov. 2. Tickets and rentals: Program organizers are encouraging the prepay system which will be $72 for
a ticket for six weeks or $174 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 $18 per week (includes $5 helmet rental).
Volunteers needed. Volunteers are the key to success for this program. Skiers, snowboarders and non-skiers are needed. Please consider giving just one afternoon a week to the program. If you SKI CLIB, Page C
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Lakers unable to keep step with Phoenix
STRAIGHT AHEAD — LR running back Donovan Eaton (#41) heads up the field against Spruce Mountain. (Rivet Photo)
The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating during the month of October as follows: Saturday, Oct. 26, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, noon to 2 p.m. Sticks and Pucks: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, noon to 2 p.m. Conflicts do arise on occasion, so call ahead to confirm at 647-7637, ext. 1310. 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, $5 for sticks and pucks, and $4 for rentals. No ice skating charges for Bridgton residents (proof of residency required). For more information regarding adult leagues, learn to skate, scheduling and other programs, contact Rink Manager Steve Ryan at 6477637. The arena is located on the Bridgton Academy campus. For more information, log on to BridgtonIceArena. com
“We talked about their team speed all week. They are fast! Tremendous athletes,” Coach Jahna said. “It is hard at times to match up with that, especially when you have a lot of freshmen and sophomores playing in skill positions. They are still learning the game, and the difference between a senior
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(Continued from Page C) 6:10 remaining in the contest. While the Lakers were able to trade solid pops against Spruce Mountain, the Phoenix — mainly Vigue and Theriault — had another gear that left LR defenders coming up empty in tackle attempts.
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the half as Theriault zipped a ball to the flat, where Vigue beat the LR defense down the sideline for a 15-yard score. The drive started at midfield. Theriault’s swing pass to Vigue gained 15 and Vigue then added a 16-yard run. LAKERS, Page C
SPRUCE 52 LAKERS 13 First downs: LR 10, S 13 Penalties: LR 2-10, S 3-30 Rushing: LR 46-142, S 33258 Passing: LR 2-11-37, S 712-116 Total: LR 179, S 374 LR rushing: Cody Gibbons 29-104, RJ Legere 2-1, Donovan Eaton 2-9, Luke Porter 2-0, Erik Christensen 7-23, Dakota Stover 1-(2), Douglas Banks 3-7 SM rushing (top carriers): Matt Vigue 17-180, Austin Darling 6-48, Alwayne Uter 3-18 LR receiving: Quinn Piland 2-37 SM receiving: Matt Vigue 5-75, Alex White 1-40, Andrew Darling 1-1 LR tackles (solo, assist, total): Quinn Piland 5-1-6, Jay Justison 2-0-2, Zach Tidd 2-0-2, Donovan Eaton 5-0-5, Dylan Ladeau 0-2-2, Cody Gibbons 2-1-3, RJ Legere 0-2-2, Taylor Barker 0-1-1, Cam Harriman 3-0-3, Erik Christensen 1-0-1, Luke Porter 2-0-2, Marcus Devoe 10-1
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again, this time returning the ball 82-yards for a score. The INT ended a good-looking LR drive which Gibbons had picked up 12, 8 and 17 yards to move the ball into Phoenix territory. Spruce addede another score with 1 minute left until
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(Continued from Page C) in 52nd place, Cameron Meserve in 63rd place, Ben Johnston in 75th place and Ethan Colson in 90th place. All these athletes will be back next year so the future looks bright for MSXC. After the race, the team held a Pizza and Awards Party. The Coach’s Awards went to Cameron Meserve and Kennedy Brake. Tim Holbrook received the Brave Heart Award. A note of “thanks” goes to Bridgton Lil Mart for their support this year.
19 yards — for the score. He even went untouched over the left side for the 2-point conversion. LR put together a solid drive with Gibbons gaining 12 for one first down, and Donovan Eaton surging for a yard on fourth down to keep the drive alive. But, the Phoenix defense dumped Gibbons for a 4-yard loss on a pitch play, forcing a punt. LR held on the next Spruce possession as Eaton made two big stops. Theriault was the recipient of a Doug Banks’ pass, which went through the hands of Lexus Rodriguez. A score, however, was erased when Spruce was whistled for an illegal block on the return. The penalty proved costly when Vigue fumbled, and LR lineman Dylan Ladeau recovered. LR gave the ball back to Spruce when Banks’ toss down the deep sideline was underthrown, intended for Piland, and was intercepted by Andrew Darling. Spruce fumbled again, this time recovered by LR linebacker Jay Justison. On third down, Banks looked for tight-end Nick Hall, and the ball went off his fingertips into the hands of Theriault. This time, the Phoenix cashed in as Theriault hooked up with Alex White for a 40-yard TD pass for a 16-0 lead with 8:56 left until halftime. “Two of the interceptions were great passes by Doug (Banks), but the ball went off the fingertips of our tight end and right to them. Athletically, they were able to turn the interceptions into big plays,” Coach Jahna said. Theriault picked off Banks
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Regional sports YORK 47 RAIDERS 0 First downs: FA 11, Y 9 Penalties: FA 15-123, Y 755 Rushing: FA 37-88, Y 24301 Passing: FA 10-25-121, Y 5-6-136 Total yards: FA 209, Y 437 FA Rushing: Ryan Gullikson 21-70, Billy Rascoe 8-8, Ben Southwick 2-0, Isaac Wakefield 6-10 York Rushing (top carriers): Sean Kelly 11-165, Cullen McCarty 4-25, Benjamin Finitz 6-80 FA receiving: Brandon Ludwig 1-4, Matt Boucher 5-39, Ben Southwick 1-44, Nicholis L’Heureux-Carland 1-18, Jaquan Causer 1-11 York receiving: Jordan Pidgeon 2-36, Mark MacGlashing 1-25, Jack Neary 1-1, Keelan Hynes 1-74 FA tackles (solo, assist, total): Winston Richard 6-28, Kyle Provencher 1-0-1, Jaquan Causer 1-2-3, Greg Harmon 2-1-3, Ben Southwick 1-1-2, Donovan Brown 0-1-1, Billy Rascoe 0-3-3, Brandon Ludwig 0-1-1, Angel Escalante 0-1-1, Eli Thompson 1-0-1, Bahadir Demir 1-0-1
HAND TO HAND COMBAT — Fryeburg Academy quarterback Ryan Gullikson (right) pushes away York’s Cullen McCarty during a big gainer along the Raider sideline during Saturday’s Homecoming game. The RAIDER RECOVERY — York quarterback Ross Hogan tries to cover a loose ball, but Raider Andrew Lyman Raiders moved the ball, but were unable to find the end (middle) recovers the fumble. Teammate Greg Harmon (#71) also dives for the ball, while York’s Dalton Gamache zone as York rolled to a 47-0 win. The Raiders close out (left) prepares to dive over the top. (Rivet Photos) the season this Friday at Gorham. Game time is 7 p.m.
Wildcats claw Raiders proved to be a drive killer. “It’s frustrating (penalties), but that is what happens when you have guys in there that haven’t played a lot,” Coach Turner said. York went up 200 as Hogan found Mark MacGlashing out in the flat for a 25-yard score with 9:35 left until halftime. The Raiders avoided disaster when Ludwig’s punt was blocked and Cole Merritt recovered the ball. But in trying to advance the ball, Merritt was hit and coughed it up with the Raiders recovering at their own 3- yard line. Gullikson gave FA some breathing room when he darted up the middle on a third down play, good for 24 yards. The Raiders worked the ball into York territory, but the drive stalled when Gullikson was dropped for a two-yard loss and James Orso dumped Rascoe for a yard loss on third down, forcing a punt. With 3:10 to go, York went on the attack. Kelly picked up a quick 16 yards and Hogan moved the ball to the FA-34 following a 28-yard toss to Jordan Pidgeon, who made a nice catch as the ball sailed
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just over a FA defender. Kelly followed good lead blocks over the left side for a 33yard TD run. Labonte added the extra point for a 27-0 lead at halftime. If the first possession of a second half is a tone setter, Sean Kelly turned out the lights — the FA Homecoming party was over. On the first play from scrimmage, Kelly got to the outside and bolted 70 yards for a touchdown. 34-0. After three incomplete FA passes, York scored again on a 74-yard pass play. Gullikson completed four straight passes, including a 44-yarder to Ben Southwick and 12-yarder to Matt Boucher to move the ball into York territory. Again, the Wildcat defense stiffened as Matthew Tennant sacked Gullikson for an eight-yard loss on third down. A flip pass to Donovan Brown fell incomplete. York closed the scoring on a 71-yard run with 3:13 left in the third quarter. Fryeburg’s best drive of the day came in the closing five minutes as Gullikson rushed for 17 yards and completed passes of nine and 11 yards. With the ball at the Y11 — the deepest penetration into Wildcat territory all day — the Raiders saw reserve running back Isaac Wakefield dropped twice for no gain, and a FA holding penalty back the ball up to the Y-24. FA rushed once more, and time expired. “We had some substitutes on the offensive line and a WILDCATS, Page C
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(Continued from Page C) only to see the touchdown negated by a block-in-theback call. Two plays later, York fumbled and Andrew Lyman recovered for the Raiders. York capitalized on a 5yard punt and a Raider penalty on third down as Kelly scored from 28 yards out with 4:43 left. Trevor Labonte added the extra point. Unable to run the ball against a stout Wildcat front, FA quarterback Ryan Gullikson looked to throw over the middle, but misfired resulting in an interception by sophomore Cullen McCarty. With a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty against the Raiders tacked on, York scored three plays later with quarterback Ross Hogan keeping the ball from three yards out. Labonte’s kick made it 14-0 with 2:04 left in the first. Gullikson showed off his scrambling ability and strong arm, avoiding the York rush then gunning a deep ball to Brandon Ludwig for a 45yard gain to the Y-33, but the outstanding toss was erased by an illegal block penalty. It
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Lakers fall to Spruce Mountain (Continued from Page C) Down 32-0, junior Quinn Piland gave the home crowd something to cheer about with an electrifying kick-off return for a score with 46 seconds left. Marcus Devoe’s point-after was blocked. Spruce scored on its first touch of the second half, again going with the quick toss to the flat with Vigue gaining 24 yards, then hauling in an identical toss two plays later for a 12-yard TD. LR moved the ball well on the ground, twice reaching the SM-25, but was unable to finish the drives off. Vigue was unstoppable to start the fourth. He rushed the ball for gains of 29, 17, 11, 10 and nine to reach pay dirt and put the Phoenix up 45-6. The Phoenix reserves also had some get-up-andgo. Austin Darling gained 23 yards to move the ball
into Laker territory midway through the fourth quarter. But, a fumble was later scooped up by Cody Gibbons and returned for a TD. Not to be out done, the Phoenix stole some of the Laker thunder when Alwayne Uter returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to make it 52-13. Although the Lakers fell far short on the scoreboard, Coach Jahna was proud of this club’s overall effort. “I am so proud of these guys. Last week, I let them know I was not happy with the way we played football. Today, I was,” he said. “The score is what it is, but I couldn’t ask for more because they played hard, they stuck by each other, and they played physical to the end.” Coach Jahna hopes his players learned a few things this season as to what sep-
arates clubs like Spruce, Yarmouth and Leavitt from them. “The message is if we don’t get into the weight room in the off-season, we cannot compete with the top tier teams. We just cannot do it. Our younger guys are in there more than our older guys. We need to develop a culture in the weight room in the off-season,” Coach Jahna said. “Size does not get you push. Size occupies space, but we want to get vertical to the second level, and we have to have explosion from our line — that means stronger and quicker. Our weight-room work has been better, but it is not where it needs to be.” Coach Jahna is encouraged by the growth of the program. “We’re seeing an increase in interest, both at the high school where some guys who
haven’t played in a few years have voiced they will likely return,” said Coach Jahna, who also expects more players transitioning from middle school to the high school. “We’re trying to create a culture that it feels good to be part of this team. I think the better it feels, more guys will want to be part of this team. I expect the numbers to continue to grow. We doubled our size from last year.” The coach will look for his program to turn a corner next year. “Once we become a juniorsenior team, with a JV squad — something we haven’t had in two years, we had been trying to just survive — we will have a solid foundation and be able to compete with teams like Spruce,” he said. Next: The Lakers close out their season Friday at Wells. Game time is 7 p.m.
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BREAKING LOOSE — Laker junior Quinn Piland returns a kickoff for a touchdown Friday night against Spruce Mountain. (Rivet Photo)
Wildcats claw Raiders, 47-0 (Continued from Page C) sophomore quarterback who had gotten beaten up. So, the protection would have been a little shaky, and my back-up quarterback (Billy Rascoe) was already out,” Coach Turner said. “We were just trying to get out of the game without any other injuries and turn our focus to next week. The last thing we needed is for Ryan to get hurt.” Despite a tough offensive afternoon, Coach Turner liked what he saw in his sophomore quarterback. “It doesn’t matter if it is the first quarter or the fourth quarter, Ryan battles. Even when it was 47-0, he is still playing hard. He does make some mistakes because he is young and inexperienced. It’s a matter of catching up to the speed of the game, especially against a good team. Sometimes, it is hard to do. He’ll be fine,” Coach Turner said. The Raiders (1-6) close out the season this Friday night, 7 p.m., at Gorham. The Rams are 0-7. Coach Turner is hoping to see some starters return to the line-up and see his Raiders end the year on an up note. “We had several guys who didn’t practice all week and were game time decisions. We lost one kid Thursday in sprints when he rolled his ankle. All of a sudden, we had to scrap our ‘grand defensive plan.’ I am hoping we can get those players back this week, especially the seniors who will be playing in their last game (at Gorham),” he said. “I am hoping they get a chance to play and play well to get a better taste than the one they had this week.”
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Raider boys claim Div. II title; Lastra 11th, LR sisters in Top 25 By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer STANDISH — In a sport where athletes are measured strictly by numbers — minutes and seconds — Fryeburg Academy cross-country coach Bill Reilly sees much more, each day in practice and during meets. “Cross-country running is a very tough competition demanding careful mental preparation and consistent physical practice. Summer running makes fall champions,” the longtime coach said. During the season, Coach Reilly has put his troops through some rigorous workouts from the “10-miler on the track” (40 laps), to the all out run up Hurricane Mountain (2.2 miles at a 14% grade), to the regular 10- to 12- mile run on Sundays, to the 50 mile weeks, to the one mile repeats at race pace done four times in one session with just a three-minute rest in between each one, to the hard 4-mile runs on hills and then the race, 3.1 miles with no rest for 16 to
overall finish in the field of 102 runners. Patrick’s finish made him a first-team All Conference selection. Meanwhile, Anna Lastra landed as a second team All WMC Conference pick as the result of her 11th place finish. “The girls do very well despite the loss of captain Elizabeth Gyrzb and Abby Davis due to illness,” Coach Reilly said. Next up is the Western Maine Regionals this Saturday at Twin Brooks in Cumberland as runners look to qualify for the Class B State Meet. Girls run at 10 a.m., the boys at 10:35 a.m. Here’s how Fryeburg Academy and Lake Region runners fared: Varsity Boys, 3.1 miles 1. Will Shafer, GNG, 16:26 9. Patrick Carty, FA, 17:22 29. Thomas Rose, FA, 18:41 31. Eric Hannes, FA, 18:45 36. Jonathan Burk, FA, 19:02 38. Liuke Yang, FA, 19:06 RAIDER SENIOR CAPTAIN Juliet Fink placed 26th 45. Liam LeConey, FA, 19:32 overall at the Western Maine Conference championships X-C, Page C last week at St. Joseph’s College. (Rivet Photo)
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abled skiers and snowshoers. Many of these participants race in the Special Olympics held at Sugarloaf each winter. Through their skiing and snowshoeing experiences, they gain physically, emotionally and socially in a way that is immeasurable. The ski program provides equipment and support for all participants. Allen is raising money to help this worthy cause that brings health, fun and passion into the lives of others. Stop by Hayes True Value Hardware at 204 Portland Road in Bridgton and help fill the bucket to show your support. To jump-start Allen’s fundraising effort, King Lion Brian Thomas presented him with a check in the amount of $250 on behalf of the Bridgton Lions Club. Recently, Ross Graham HELPING TO RAISE FUNDS — Allen Hayes Jr. has launched a drive to help raise funds for the upcoming Moose Pond Half Marathon, which benefits the Shawnee Peak and Charles Scribner, coAdaptive Ski program. Pictured left to right are Ross Graham, Allen Hayes Jr., Charles directors of the Adaptive Ski Program and Moose Scribner and Brian Thomas. Pond Half Marathon and 5K road race fundraiser joined Allen and Brian to accept the check. The race will take place in the shadow of Pleasant Tree and Landscape Co., Inc. Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. The half maraLANDSCAPE INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE thon course follows Route 302 and back roads around Lawns, Shrubs, Trees, Patios, Retaining Walls the middle basin of Moose Tree Pruning & Removal, Brush Chipping Pond, while the 5K race takes place on Mountain Road. All Maine Licensed & Insured Arborist age groups are welcome to TIM TOBIN 583-6109 PETE BELL enter. The entry fee is $50 for the half marathon and $25 for the 5K. You may register at the Shawnee Peak Learning Center before 9:30 a.m. on race day or online at BayStateEvents.com
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28 minutes. “I ask anyone to try, running hard for just one minute and you will get an idea what these athletes endure,” he said. “The most amazing part of all this is that no matter where we race or train, everyone on the team from the slowest to the fastest participates in the same shared experience for that ultimate goal of endurance!” Regardless of where his runners placed last week at the Western Maine Championships held at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Coach Reilly is sure of one thing — every member of the Raider boys’ and girls’ teams ran his and her race to the best of their abilities. For the Raiders, all the hard work paid off, big time. The FA boys repeated as the Division II champions (overall the Raiders were fifth in the 14-school meet, behind Cape (44), Falmouth (63), York (96) and Gray-NG (141) as FA finished with 143 points) as Patrick Carty led the charge with a ninth place
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X-C conference championships (Continued from Page C) 57. Sullivan Briggs, FA, 20:12 80. Justin Black, LR, 21:26 89. Nick Aceto, LR, 22:14 92. Ben Roy, LR, 23:05 94. Tucker Irish, LR, 23:51 96. Kyle DeSouza, LR, 24:39 Division II standings: Fryeburg Academy 32, Merriconeag 42, North Yarmouth Academy 61, Waynflete 118, Wells 121. Junior Varsity Boys 1. Sam Sewall, York, 18:47 18. Tyler O’Keefe, FA, 20:11 20. Christian Bedell, FA, 20:14 30. Njemile Philip, FA, 20:42
45. Nicholas Kiesman, FA, 21:15 77. David Powers, FA, 22:33 82. Ethan Swayze, FA, 22:43 92. Trevor Henschel, FA, 23:25 111. Reed Wales, FA, 24:46 (137 runners) Varsity Girls, 3.1 miles 1. Heather Evans, York, 20:21 11. Anna Lastra, FA, 21:23 19. Audrey Blais, LR, 22:01 25. Addie Blais, LR, 22:14 26. Juliet Fink, FA, 22:16 51. Ariel Fogden, FA, 23:39 80. Kristen Dostie, FA, 26:08 102. Danae Dostie, FA, 29:19 103. Chelsea Abraham, FA, 29:35
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106. Amber Dindorf, FA, 31:21 110. Jennifer Springer, LR, 35:08 111. Isabelle Brake, LR, 35:08 “Audrey fell down and lost about 30 seconds. She got up and ran a great race. Great determination and heart. I am very proud of her,” Lake Region Coach Dan Dors said. “She would have been close to the Top 10.” Division II standings: Raiders were fifth out of seven schools with 103 points (Yarmouth was first with 27); FA was 10th out of 14 scoring schools. Lake Region failed to score due to sporting just four runners (five are needed to score).
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Chip shots (Continued from Page C) Second place with a Plus 7 Plus 7 went to Don Johnson (Oakdale), Len Carsley (Bridgton Highlands), Jerry Chaisson (Indian Mound) and John Giambattista (Oakdale). Third place with a Plus 4 Plus 8 went to Ernest Anastos (Jack O’Lantern), Kal Csigi (Mountain View), Ron Cross (St. Johnsbury) and Brett Russell (North Conway). Fourth place with a Plus 2 Plus 3 went to Dick Conant (Province Lake), Jon Lang (Concord), Bill Wapenski (Lake Kezar) and Phil Gabardi (Bridgton Highlands). Birds: Bob McHatton on Hole 3, Scott Kelman on 5, 6 and 18, Randy Pillsbury on 10, Bill Bisset on 13, Peter Campbell on 15 and Kal Csigi on 17. Plus Points: Rene Cayer 7, Kal Csigi 7, Bob McHatton 7, Ron Crowe 4, Jon Lang 4, Scott Kelman 3, Tim Goulet 3, Peter Campbell 3 and John Giambattista 3. Longest Putt: Ron Cross. Closest to the Pin: Howie Prior. Congratulations to Bill Bisset on his hole-in-one. Next: Ridgewood.
after the town was formed. Smith was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and after the war took part in several Indian campaigns with the local militia. He cleared a 200-acre farm and four generations of the Smith family farmed the intervale next to the Bearcamp River. In 1812 Jacob’s son Eliphalet built the farmhouse that now stands at the Mead Center. Okie states that, “By the 1930s, the house was a tourist attraction and was later purchased as a summer dwelling. Engineer and conservationist Jack Mead bought it as part of his effort to save the surrounding forest from timber harvesting, and his widow later donated it and 2,400 acres to the White Mountain National Forest.” In 1953, the Boy Scouts of America obtained a lease from the Forest Service to use the old farmhouse and adjacent land as a base for camping. The property became the Scouts’ Mead Wilderness Base with thousands of young men camping here over the years. The Scouts used Mead Base for 46 years, until 1999. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, I served as a director on the Boy Scouts Daniel Webster Council Executive Board with a special interest in Mead Base and remember fondly the days when Scouts from all over the country came here for high adventure backpacking, canoeing and rock climbing. The old farmhouse and the tent sites are now the Mead Conservation Center and are available for camping by individuals, families and groups. It is supported by the Friends of Mead and by local conservation groups including the Student HILLS, Page C
Destinee Durant Destinee Durant was able to help open up the Lake Region field hockey team’s offense this fall with her quick bursts up the sidelines and her tenacious approach in the circle. In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Destinee is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Durant File Name: Destinee Durant Year in School: Senior Town: Naples Parents: Rob and Rhonda Durant Sports you play: Field hockey, softball. Q. Best piece of advice you have received? DD. “Give it your all!” — my Dad. Q. Who is your biggest fan? DD. My sister, she supports me in everything I do and comes to every game. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… DD. I know I have had a good sports day when I feel like I have done my best and left it all on the field. Q. What is your favorite sport? DD. I have two, field hockey and softball. They are both something I enjoy doing. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as DESTINEE, Page C
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“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark,” — John Muir By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Mount Israel is a twin peak mountain with a long summit ridge connecting a west knob summit with the true summit at 2,630 feet. It stands in prominent profile just west of the Ossipee Ring Dike and the Ossipee Mountains (see the hiking column on Sentinel Mountain). Mount Israel offers fine views of the Sandwich Range, Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee from a ledge overlook on the climb up to the summit as well as nice views from the summit ridge to the north and east. It was these fine views that prompted the N.H. timberland owners to establish a forest fire lookout atop Mount Israel in the fall of 1912. A new wooden tower was built in 1923 by the N.H. Forestry Commission, but sometime between 1926 and 1928 the Mount Israel fire tower was replaced by another lookout on Red Hill. In 1926 records show only a wooden tripod with a siting table at the summit of Mount Israel. There are no vestiges of the old tower left now. The area around Mount Israel has a long and colorful history, stretching back to 1763 when the town of Sandwich was first settled. According to Tom Okie (Coming Back to the Land — 240 Years of Human Activity at Mead Base) nearly 250 years ago “Colonel” Jacob Smith (1739-1816) of Exeter, N.H., began making regular trips to the Sandwich area to hunt and trap, and settled with his family in the shadow of Mount Israel soon
Kolin Wyman Kolin Wyman faced a tough task when he walked onto the soccer field this fall. He was asked by Coach Michael Chaine to fill in as the center midfielder — a “critical” position. “Kolin continues to mature into a leader of this team in the center of the field and has one of the strongest shots, making him a threat to any opposing goalie,” Coach Chaine said. “Kolin pushes himself at all times in both practices and games. He has become one of the ‘look to players,’ both by myself and his teammates.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Kolin is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Wyman File Name: Kolin Wyman Year in School: Junior Town: Bridgton Parents: Torri Pappas and Jason Wyman Sports you play: Soccer Q. Best piece of advice you have received? KW. “If you go out to a game thinking you’re going to win, odds are you’re going to win” — Coach Chaine. Q. Who is your biggest fan? KW. Girls’ soccer team because all soccer teams should support each KOLIN, Page C
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The old farmhouse at the Mead Conservation Center at the foot of Mount Israel. This was the former headquarters for the Boy Scout’s Mead High Adventure Base. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)
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(Continued from Page C) Conservation Association (SCA), the Wonalancet Out Door Club (WODC), and the Squam Lakes Association (SLA). The Denmark Mountain Hikers climbed Mount Israel by the Wentworth Trail, starting at the Mead Conservation Center. Although only 2.1 miles to the summit, the 1,780 feet of vertical climb and the steepness of the trail at times make this a challenging hike. We would classify it on the difficult side of a moderate hike, but well worth the effort. Hike facts Mount Israel is located in Carroll County, Sandwich, N.H. Difficulty: Moderate Trail distance: 2.1 miles to summit Hiking time: 2 ½ hours to summit Elevation: 2,630 feet Vertical gain: 1,780 feet Coordinates: 43° 50’ 44” N 71° 28’ 20” W Topographic Map: USGS Center Sandwich 7.5-minute quad Directions to the Wentworth Trailhead: From Route 25 at Moultonborough take Route 109 north into the village of Center Sandwich. At the junction of Routes 113 and 109 in the village, take Diamond Ledge Road (this becomes Sandwich Notch Road) for 2.4 miles. Turn right (north) onto Smith Road and park at the Mead Conservation Center. There is room for several cars at the center. Directions to the Mead Trailhead: Continue on the Sandwich Notch Road past the Smith Road turnoff to the Wentworth Trailhead for about three miles (total of 5.7 miles from Center Sandwich) just south of the Beebe River bridge. The Guinea Pond Trailhead is located on the north side of the Beebe River Road. There is no parking at the trailhead itself. The junction of the Guinea Pond Trail and Mead Trail is 1.6 miles from the Guinea Pond Trailhead. Trail information: There are two trails to the summit of Mount Israel — the Wentworth Trail and the Mead Trail. The Wentworth Trail is the one most commonly used, and is 2.1 miles from the trailhead at Mead Conservation Center to the summit. The trail follows an old woods road for the first 0.8 miles, crosses a brook and then follows on the east side of the brook, climbing steadily. After leaving the brook there are several switchbacks, arriving at a cliff face on the right and a fine overlook of Squam and Winnipesaukee Lakes on the left at 1.5 miles from the trailhead. The Mount Israel ridge is reached shortly thereafter. The trail becomes nearly level in places and first reaches the summit of the west knob with fine views to the north. The true summit of Mount Israel is about 0.2 miles further on, at the junction of the Mead Trail, which comes in from the northwest (distance from the Guinea Pond Trailhead to the summit of Mount Israel is 3.3 miles). Hikers should consult the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) White Mountain Guide for more information on Mount Israel. What to bring: Clothes suitable to the season (hat, gloves, jacket), rain gear, touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be on Zealand Falls, Zealand Notch, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.
(Continued from Page C) other. Elizabeth Cole, because she loves to come and see me play. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… KW. I know I have had a good sports day when I play a total of 30 to 60 minutes in a game without getting benched. Q. What is your favorite sport? KW. Soccer because I’ve played soccer ever since I could walk. I love the sport. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… KW. Be more aggressive because you’re not going to get the ball just by waiting for it, you need to go after it and get it. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and who do you consider a good teammate? KW. I’m outgoing and I bring a positive attitude to the team. I consider Nick Ball and Mike Rust (our varsity captains) as good teammates because they always are able to pump the team up. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? KW. I bring good sportsmanship and goals. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? KW. A coach that pushes you to your limits and doesn’t let you give up.
(Continued from Page C) an athlete, I would change… DD. My confidence in myself and how I play the sport. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate? DD. Someone who loves the sport and has a good attitude. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? DD. Speed and positive attitude. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? DD. Someone who pushes you to do your best, and doesn’t give up on you.
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Opinion & Comment
October 24, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D
How small boys see the world Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist Autumn was nearly all on the ground now, summer’s green leaves now red and yellow and golden and blown loose by late October winds to settle haphazardly below in raspy piles. Soon to dampen and molder and dissolve in the cold rains of November. It was a Saturday afternoon and I was where all small boys should be on the last of the good warm days of fall, 40 feet up a beech tree. Sitting in the spreading
crown, scanning the horizon. I had found the tree earlier in the year, had told my dad that I needed a climbing tree, had said every small boy needed a climbing tree. Together, he and I had wandered the nearby woods and hills, peering skyward, considering, comparing, and coming up empty until we trudged back to the house and there it was — just 10 feet off the northwest corner of dad’s workshop. It was perfect except for one thing: I couldn’t reach the lowest branch. Dad boosted me, holding my little feet against the grey bark in his big palms until I could latch on and pull. Then up I went, my dad watching from below, encouraging, coaching. “Grab close to the trunk. Pick living branches. Don’t go for the small stuff. Not too high, now.” Nearing the top, I found a spot where I could lounge in protective comfort, held firm and safe by a boy-shaped tangle of branches. I was higher than dad’s shop, higher than our house, high enough to look out over the pond, nearly high enough to look beyond the tall ridge that held back the long view to the east and the far-off glistening sea.
“What do you see?” my father shouted from down on the earth. “I see the whole world, dad” I shouted back. I spent the summer in the top of that tree. Learned the branch pattern by heart. Read books. Daydreamed. Carved my initials in the smooth bark at the top. Evenings were best. Flashlight in hand. Up there amidst the cicadas and tree frogs. My tree eerily lighted pale yellow by the glow through the workshop windows. The sounds of my dad tinkering away on some project: lathes and milling machines spinning, drill presses drilling. Pungence of pipe smoke wafting out through the open windows and filtering up through the leaves. Clattering of dishes from my mom’s distant kitchen. Whispers of wind. Twinkles of stars. A dog way off, yelping. Years later, I returned from college and took a walk out behind dad’s old workshop. Found my tree dismembered, cut into stove-length pieces, but left irreverently on the ground to rot. My tree had died, mom said. Had become dangerous. SMALL BOYS, Page D
It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist
Bills are not as deadly as bullets. Well, that is true unless one takes into consideration the illnesses that are the product of stress from worrying about bills. In reality, a bill cannot kill the way a bullet can. I recall in the late-90s, being behind in my rent and having no incoming funds. I had been applying to my life the ethical standards of hard work taught by my parents; but much to their dismay, I worked really hard at volunteer jobs. They repeatedly said I should be investing my time and skills in something that provided a steady paycheck. Their advice to me fell on deaf ears; so, when I asked my mom for financial help to continue living in my apartment, she recoiled from my pleas and spat out a resounding, ‘No.’ After all, I had been warned that vol- QUITE A VIEW from Hawk Mountain in Waterford as photographed by Jim Hall last Friday, Oct. 18. unteerism in lieu of a real job had its consequences. One night, I was watching the war movie, Thin, Red Line on my modest and seldom used black-and-white TV. A good portion of the beginning of the movie focuses on the American troops trying to take over a hill occupied by the Japanese. The site is actually Mount Austen, and was part of the Pacific Theater of World War II. Now that we have phones The numerous deaths are graphic and gruesome as solBy Stan Cohen diers head up the hill. To top it off, the troops are short of that do everything for you Medicare Volunteer but brush your teeth and basic supplies and go days without fresh water. Counselor I recall thinking that if I had been in their army boots, kiss your wife — okay, now Medicare continues its there was no way I could function. It would be so unnerv- that we have phones that slow growth in spending. In a by Mike Corrigan ing to have death flying toward me from so many different do everything for you but recent article, Peter Orszag, the brush your teeth (but why directions. former director of the Office BN Columnist First, watching that movie (like other war movies) gave not, bristles would be an of Management and Budget, me an extra boost of appreciation for those Americans who easy app?) — people have discusses the continued slow discovered that they never have fought in our historical wars. growth in Medicare spendtion, he could have turned ica, we are forging a new Secondly, it hit me that my issues of overdue bills and an have to be present at all. ing. Medicare spending per I strolled downtown the off his headlights. Had all species. Offspring of the unhappy landlord were not really life threatening. It might beneficiary has gone from feel like the ground is disappearing from beneath my feet. other night and three fel- four met in the center of current over-wired young7.1% a year (from 2000 to But, bullets zipping through the air from an enemy purposely low walkers crossed right the square, they may have er generations are already 2005) to 3.8% (from 2007 to aiming to kill — now, that falls into the classification of in front of me, studying created a critical mass of being born with extension 2010). Over the past year, total their phones as if monitor- distance and self-absorbed cords, not umbilical cords; deadly. Medicare spending increased For me, this revelation was head-turning. It was at that ing the night’s instructions absence and disappeared and the rising generations by only 3%. from Planet Xerflux, their in a flash of light, perhaps will come equipped with moment, that I quit feeling sorry for myself and started to Many wonder whether the once again put my hands firmly on those proverbial boot- faces bathed in a blue light, taking Hullett Square with WiFi. That’s evolution for decline in spending is due to expressions registering an them. Would anyone have you. Soon, their parents straps. the economic downturn or Thanks to director Terrence Malick, a few days later I got absorbed vacancy. At that noticed? Not they, certainly. will have computer chips other causes — the implicaa full-time job in the local mall, at a little business that sold moment a car passed, the They would have merely implanted in their brains to tion being that the decrease driver holding up his cell assumed that they were constantly tune into their fresh-baked cookies and varieties of fudge. in spending will reverse once phone to check on some hard-wired into the new favorite shows and songs Yep, I was back in the work force. the economy improves or may Since then, I have learned that whenever I throw a pity part of his life that wasn’t iPhone6Z, and lapsed into and games. A generation or continue the decline if attribin the car at that moment two after that, these chips permanent coma. party, it takes some time before all my guests finally go uted to other factors. either. Had he aimed the With our super-personal- will replace the brain entirehome. Mr. Orszag writes that the phone in the other direc- ized gadgets and electronLINE, Page D CITY, Page D current economic recession has had “almost no effect” on what’s happening right here Medicare spending. He says in Bridgton, where the ACA this is because Medicare benis forcing Anthem to cut deals eficiaries have relatively small that cut out our own local out-of-pocket costs, and their hospitals. income is steady since it mostly What other industry is told comes from Social Security, by law what they can do with which does not decrease due to their revenues? In communist a weak economy. According to countries and dictatorships we researchers at the Congressional abhor this type of national- Budget Office (CBO), the slow To The Editor: ization of industries; yet for growth in Medicare spending I could not help writing Obamacare, we simply accept may be attributed to changes in this response after reading it? Why? If we thought it was the delivery of health care. The Stan Cohen’s “Response to illegal when Hugo Chavez rate of hospital admissions per Blackmail,” which appeared did it in Venezuela, why is beneficiary has decreased, and in The Bridgton News on it acceptable here? While more palliative care is occurring Sept. 12, 2013. private insurance companies in hospices instead of hospiLet me start by acknowlcertainly have their flaws, do tals, which are more expensive. edging that I appreciate Mr. you really think the federal The CBO suggests that these Cohen’s weekly Medicare government can do it better? trends are due to a “heightened insights. They are very helpCleary, the President and his public focus on cost containful. This said, I am shocked socialist/Marxist minions ment.” Many providers predict at how naive Stan is in his have the goal of a single- that payments in the future will blind acceptance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) SCENIC PATH into Pondicherry Park is this walkway, which is part of the Bob payer system. Additionally, be based more on the qualand even worse, Obama and ity of their services rather than Dunning Memorial Bridge, as captured in this photograph by Al Spencer. or “Obamacare.” Congress, who foisted this the quantity. According to Mr. He completely misses the larger goal of our president Health Care Forum March where people can buy into a or 20 years out where we’ve horrible law upon all of us, Orszag, these expectations are and many members of his 24, 2007. http://www.ijre- larger pool. Right now, their got a much more portable have exempted themselves having a significant impact. from it! They get the gold Stan Cohen, a Medicare party, which is the eventu- view.com/2013/09/82370- pool typically is the employ- system.” Do you need to hear any level plan for free (via subsi- Volunteer Counselor, is availal destruction of the private flashback-barack-obama-pro- er, but there are other ways dies) at their $178,000 salary able for free, one-on-one conmedical insurance industry motes-single-payer-univer- of doing it. I would like to more? The intentional strangu- level! If you or I made $178K, sultations at Bridgton Hospital by slow and steady strangula- sal-healthcare/. (This video — I would hope that we could tion and regulation, followed was pulled from youtube, but set up a system that allows lation of private insurers is we’d be charged a large annu- on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. by its replacement with a you can still see it at: http:// those who can go through obvious; for example, limit- al premium for that policy. No appointment is necessary. single-payer system. I invite images1.americanprogress. their employer to access a ing their profit margins by And instead of enforcing his During Open Enrollment (startyou to hear the words from org/il80web20037/healthfo- federal system or a state pool mandating what percentage of new health care law equally ing Oct. 15), Phil Ohman also of some sort. But, I don’t think premium revenues they must amongst all, the president has will be available by appointObama’s own mouth at www. rum/7_obama.mp4 If you don’t want to take we’re going to be able to spend on care, or mandating exempted many “favored” ment on Thurs. at the Bridgton forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/08/10/sen-harrg- the time to watch the entire eliminate employer coverage who they must cover (any- groups from the law. So much Community Center from 9 a.m. reid-obamacare-absolutely-a- video, here is Obama’s key immediately. There’s going to one), etc. Two of the nation’s for equal protection under the to 1 p.m. and Tues. at the Naples step-toward-a-single-payer- quote: “As I indicated before, be potentially some transi- largest insurers have already law… this is a concept that Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. I think that we’re going to tion process. I can envision left the state of California, and Obama continually ignores. Call 800-427-7411 to make an system/. appointment with Phil. SEIU New Leadership have to have some system a decade out or 15 years out many other states. Just look at LETTERS, Page D
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(Continued from Page D) Even the very labor unions that worked so hard to get the president re-elected have now realized how devastating the ACA will be to their membership; although, sadly, too late. They now see the real effects of the ACA, as will too many Mainers and so many others around the country when their work hours are cut from 40 to 28, or their jobs are eliminated altogether; all while their current coverage is cancelled or increases greatly in price. As a health care professional myself, I have had experience with both the Canadian and the UK health systems, and they are not good. A visit to U.S. cancer centers along the Canadian border in Buffalo, Detroit or Seattle will quickly show you that they are packed with Canadians. Do you want your personal information controlled by the “administrators” (favored political groups) that this government has chosen to admin-
ister the ACA? Remember groups like ACORN? So as we lose our current health plans, or are forced to pay skyrocketing premiums, deductibles, and new taxes or fines, we will begin to see the devastating effects of Obama’s grand plan for government run health care. Just wait until the new army of 15,000 IRS agents descends upon us to grab our money to pay for this monstrosity. And let’s not forget that the budget for this program is already far beyond what was originally promised. Where will those extra billions or even trillions come from… you guessed it! And what about the thousands of doctors that are now leaving the profession in droves? Or the thousands of nurses being fired or having their hours cut? Rationing of health care is here. Make no mistake about it. Obamacare was a hastily created bunch of socialistic ideals with one goal in mind — the destruction of our current care system and the emergence of a single payer system. Unless we act swiftly and surely to overturn this
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the snowmobile trail has not been groomed as it usually is, and there are fallen trees and brush blocking the trail. Then, you notice that there are no signs on the trails. You see that the snowmobile bridges have been damaged by the last big rain storm in the fall and they are not passable. And suppose you don’t have an up-to-date snowmobile trail map? Volunteers from the Bridgton Easy Riders Snowmobile Club, and other clubs throughout the state, have always taken care of the snowmobile trails, and in some clubs the same volunteers have been doing this work for decades. Every snowmobile club needs some new members, who will occasionally help out brushing trails, building bridges and lending support. If you are one of the NEW BRIDGE — The Bridgton Easy Riders had to re-route snowmobile trail ITS 80 many snowmobilers who in Bridgton. The new bridge was put in on the Central Maine Power power line on ride the trails, but haven’t Sunday, Oct. 13 by Blaine Chapman (president), Steve Brill (trailmaster), Ron Moore, joined your local snowmoBob Corthell and Bill Preis. LETTERS, Page D terrible law we will all live to regret it (although likely a shorter life). I would like to hear Senators King and Snow To The Editor: weigh in on this, as well. The snowmobile seaDave Berryman, R.Ph. son will be here soon, and Lovell your local snowmobile club
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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 www.clementbros.com Handy Hands Property Maintenance Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term A-Z/lot clearing to structure & 647-8291 grounds care J Team Property Services Property security checks-Handyman repairs Fully insured – Painting/carpentry Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Home/rental home cleaning John England 207-650-9057
REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858
Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474
THIS SPACE CAN BE YOURS Call 647-2851 for details 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 www.rozziemay.org - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373
Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs Tech Air No job too small HVAC/R Construction – homeowners or business Residential/Commercial/Industrial Lge. inventory steel/metal in firstname.lastname@example.org stock/spec. order 647-8291
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Shutdown, default without end Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist fiercely divide Republicans and Democrats. The crisis of past weeks could resume next year. The lesser party in the ourparty system — in all cases of budget crisis so far the Republicans — decides it does not like a particular law or an accumulation of laws which
requires spending and sets out to change them by holding the government hostage. Take the currently targeted Obamacare law: It was passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president who was subsequently reelected. It was also approved by the Supreme Court. Never mind that man-
date; extreme conservatives have waged a well-financed campaign to defeat it — much as they successfully did against universal health care 65 years ago and unsuccessfully tried against Social Security and Medicare. Plainly, our Republic cannot prosper, cannot advance, perhaps cannot even survive when constantly hobbled by extortion exercised by a minority. There are two choices before us: Either to flop along from crisis to crisis or for the president to exercise strong — in the view of some, unconstitutional — leadership DEFAULT, Page D
Surrender Monkeys: Playing ‘chicken’ Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist know who the real terrorists are and would never think of taunting them. That’s why they expunge all references to “jihad.” That’s why they never utter the “terrorism” word in the same sentence with “Islam” or “Muslim,” but have no trouble using it with “Republican” or “Tea Party.” They don’t worry because they know establishment Republicans will wimp out. They know what the pecking order is, and so do their mainstream media allies. Everyone knows Republicans are at the bottom, hiding in the corner of the chicken coop, afraid of being pecked completely clean of feathers while Reid and Obama strut around like cocks of the walk, and throw our money all around. Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne, ever a sycophant for Democrats, said Sunday on “Meet The Press,” “The era of the Tea Party is over.” Three years ago, just before Tea Party Republicans took over the U.S. House, he wrote, “The Tea Party is nothing new. It represents a relatively small minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and it will not determine the outcome of the 2010 elections.” I suspect a much bigger surprise for both Democrats and establishment Republican wimps on Election Day in November, 2014. According
to a Rasmussen poll last week, 78% of Americans want to throw out the entire Congress and start over. Because the Tea Party Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives represents ordinary people much more closely than the Senate does. Yes, there’s Texas Senator Ted Cruz. There’s Utah Senator Mike Lee. There’s Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and a few others, but most Senate Republicans lack political courage. Those three weren’t elected by people who want them to bring federal money projects home to their states like Mitch McConnell did with his $2 billion Kentucky dam project that was attached to the “compromise” bill to reopen government. No. They were elected by people who believe America will cease to exist if we don’t drastically change course very soon. They were elected by people who fear national bankruptcy, who believe the federal government has vastly exceeded its constitutional authority and must be scaled back drastically. The Tea Party Caucus in the House were elected by the same kind of people — voters who’ve been hearing Congress and the president
say for years that we need to do something about our multitrillion-dollar debt, but who continue to make it worse year after year. Are these Americans worried about a sequester? No. A government shutdown? No. Default? No. Why not? Because they know those things are inconsequential compared to what will happen if we continue borrowing and printing money — the collapse of America as we know it. Are they extremists because they want their senators and their congressmen to stop talking about it and actually do it? Ted Cruz is doing what Texans want him to do. He’s doing what he was elected to do. He’s not backing down. He’s not playing nice with Democrats or establishment Republicans because Texans who elected him told him not to. Imagine that! When he went back to Texas last Saturday he got an eight-minute standing ovation, after which he said: “After two months in Washington, it’s great to be back in America.” So back to my original question: “Who are the extremists?” Are they Democrats and establishment Republicans who keep our federal government’s foot on the gas as they drive America off the cliff? Do you really think the ones yelling, “Stop!” are the extremists here? Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.
TOWN OF DENMARK PLANNING BOARD
TOWN OF WATERFORD PLANNING BOARD ALTERNATES The Town of Waterford is seeking members to serve as Alternates to the Planning Board. Anyone interested, please call the Town Office at 583-4403. 2T43 Public Notice
Notice of Public Hearing CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT Map 27, Lot 17, 37 Gregg Drive, Denmark October 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Denmark Town Office Regularly-scheduled Planning Board Meeting to be held immediately after the Public Hearing.
TOWN OF BRIDGTON
The Town of Denmark, Maine, will receive sealed proposals for janitorial services until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Denmark Municipal Building, 62 East Main St., Denmark, ME 04022, at which time and place all proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. All proposals for cleaning services shall be sealed and marked “Cleaning Proposal.” Contract documents and specifications and the Request for Proposals are on file at, and may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office at 62 East Main St., Denmark, ME 04022 or on the Town’s website at www.denmarkmaine.org The Denmark Municipal Building may be viewed during normal business hours. The Town of Denmark reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids for any reason. 3T43
TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
TOWN COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Town of Bridgton is seeking volunteers for the following committees: Recycling Committee Wastewater Committee Interested persons may get their Committee application at the Town’s website at www.bridgtonmaine.org, and go to Boards and Committees. Applications must be delivered to the Town Offices, 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, marked “Committee Application.”
THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, FROM 4:00 P.M. UNTIL 7:00 P.M., FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACCEPTING VOTER REGISTRATION AND OTHER ELECTION-RELATED ISSUES. NO OTHER TOWN BUSINESS WILL BE CONDUCTED DURING THIS TIME. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The property shall be sold to the highest bidder at the sale. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price will be required to be paid, in cash or by certified check payable to the USDA, Rural Housing Service, at the time and place of sale.
The balance of the purchase price is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the sale. Failure to pay the balance due within thirty (30) days following the sale shall be deemed a forfeiture of the successful bidder’s deposit. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. The above property is being sold “as is” and will be conveyed by Release Deed without any warranty as to the condition, size or location of the property or the state of title to the property. The property will be sold subject to utility easements and rights-of-way of record and utility easements and rights-of-way that are visible on the face of the earth. The property will be sold subject to real estate taxes assessed by and due and payable to the Town of Gray. Information regarding the terms and conditions of the sale of this property may be obtained by contacting the offices of Broderick & Broderick, P.A. at (207) 794-6557. Dated: October 21, 2013 /s/ Richard H. Broderick, Jr., Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff
s/Melissa St. John Town Clerk/Registrar of Voters PUBLIC NOTICE
WORKSHOP AGENDA Casco Planning Board
TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO 14 M.R.S.A. §6323
By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated July 18, 2013, entered in the Portland Superior Court, Civil Action, Docket No. PORSC-RE-2012386, in an action brought by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA acting through the RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, f/k/a the FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, Plaintiff, against JULIE A. KELLY, Defendant, for the foreclosure of a Mortgage Deed dated July 25, 1991 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 9650 Page 333, the statutory ninety (90) day redemption period having elapsed without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at the offices of the USDA, Rural Housing Service, 306 U. S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine, on December 4, 2013 at 2:00 P.M., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deed and being situate at 189 Weymouth Road in Gray, Maine.
1. Ted and Lori Beckner had submitted a request for an Informational Meeting with the Planning Board of the Town Casco regarding the Crooked River Campground. The owners of the Campground request to discuss a possible expansion of same with the Board. The property is known as Map 3, Lot 7, and is located in a Residential District. 2. Other. 2T43
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS CLEANING SERVICES
This is one of my favorite times in the fall, when the oaks give us a second surprise of muted, feathery shades of brown and ochre. It has been a great fall! October has been very productive, thus far. I am already booking into November with meetings and deadlines; I am not ready for that! Early in the month, I went to the Maine Community Development Association’s annual meeting, where we heard about natural gas expansion in Maine. I had natural gas years ago when I lived in Massachusetts and I would love to see it expanded this way. Options and competition in any market is always a good thing! I had to cancel the Small Business Administration talk on the Affordable Care Act due to the shutdown, but I hope to reschedule that soon. I am working with fellow staff members on marketing for the Salmon Point campground; this is such a wonderful spot! Speaking of marketing what we have, I will be working with the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Barbara Clark on a video for our area for the TV ad/show Road Trip so stay tuned! If you are a business and want to get in on it, it may not be too late so let Barbara know if you are interested. I am also helping Public Works on extending the sidewalk from Hannaford down Route 302 to the Chamber offices. Hannaford will be placing an onsite sidewalk and it would be great to extend that farther! I like to see folks walking to do their errands (personally, I cut through Pondicherry Park), but we want your walk to be safe and convenient! The Community Development Block Grants are in high gear! The wastewater project is almost completed. I can’t wait to see the data on how our fields are performing after this work. Keep your fingers crossed, as we need capacity to help our downtown businesses grow and locate here! The Depot Street design/engineering request for proposals is out and we have had our site walk. I am working up an addendum from some of the questions I have received. There is plenty of interest out there from some pretty great firms so I am confident we will have a great team on this effort. I have meetings this week with the full county representatives to start talking about next year’s program. Details and applications for next year’s programs will be made available in December and I will schedule a workshop to discuss the program and answer questions thereafter. Memorial School — I can’t emphasize enough how important this project is to this town. We had a wonderful charrette to brainstorm ideas of what to do with this building. I am working with the team of professionals with Greater Portland Council of Governments to bring back some ideas based upon what we heard at the first meeting. This meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at 5 p.m.; location will be announced. Stay with me on this project, as this property is a major anchor to your core business district and we want to get this right! I went to the Small Business Expo in Boston; this was a trade show for small businesses’ services. I was able to make some good connections, so it was well worth the trip. I also went to the Southern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association annual meeting while I was in Massachusetts. I attended some good sessions on wastewater planning, ethics and public outreach, and, got to network and catch up with colleagues. I am also speaking on the tourism industry at the University of Southern Maine Gorham camUPDATE, Page D
November 4, 2013 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.
3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
TOWN OF DENMARK
The Harrison Registrar of Voters/Town Clerk’s Office will be open Thursday, October 29, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Voting. (This is in addition to our regular office hours Monday-Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm) 2T42
Who are the extremists? That’s the only question I’m left with after watching last week’s capitulation of establishment Republican “leaders” to Democrats who want to spend another trillion dollars we don’t have. Yeah, those quotes mean I don’t actually consider McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner or Cantor to be leaders. They’re surrender monkeys. Vitriol flowed thickly. The president, other Democrats and their media allies scared Republican surrender monkeys much the way Putin, Assad and the Iranian mullahs scared them. President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi called Republicans arsonists, domestic abusers, hostagetakers, even terrorists — because how else should we interpret White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer’s remarks about negotiating with Republicans, “What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest,” he said. I mean, heck, the White House doesn’t even call Major Nidal Hasan a terrorist and he shot 42 Americans, killing 13. They don’t call the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists even when they kill Christians and burn down their churches. Democrats are afraid to call our enemies terrorists, but they’re not afraid to call Republicans terrorists. Why? Because they know most Republicans these days are even more cowardly than Democrats are. In a game of chicken with Republicans, the outcome isn’t in doubt. There’s no price to pay for gloating after they fold either. Spike the ball? Go ahead. No worries. After all, Democrats
by Anne Krieg Bridgton Director of Planning, Economic & Community Development
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS BRIDGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Town of Bridgton is seeking proposals for the provision of electrical repairs at Central Fire Station, located at 7 Gibbs Avenue, Bridgton, Maine 04009, known as Bridgton Tax Map 23 Lot 111. Interested individuals are invited to attend a mandatory prebid meeting scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. at Central Fire Station to review the scope of services necessary. Sealed bids clearly marked “ELECTRICAL SERVICES” must be submitted to The Bridgton Town Office, Bridgton Fire Department, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 no later than Friday, November 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at which place and time all proposals shall be opened and read aloud. The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposal process and will award the contract(s) based upon those proposals that meet and are in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton. Inquiries should be directed to Todd Perreault at 749-3000.
For some weeks now — years, really, if you go back to Gingrich — our Republic has had to endure the threat or reality of shutdown and of inability to pay its legitimate debts. This is intolerable for a nation that describes itself as “the sole Great Power,” “indispensable,” “exceptional” or you pick the self-flattering adjective. Last week, Congress finally agreed to fund the government to January 15, and extend the Treasury’s borrowing authority until February 7. The deal, thus, offers only a temporary solution and does not resolve the budgetary issues that
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CONTRACTOR — Semi-retired, looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45
HARDLY USED GUEST BED — (queen mattress, boxspring, and frame). Almost new. Only $150.00. You pick up in Windham. Call 7495274. 1t43
BEAUTIFUL 2-BEDROOM — brick home, open kitchen/dining/living area, kitchen appliances included, bath w/walk-in shower, full basement, W/D hookups, paved drive, plowing, water & mowing included. Rte. 117, Denmark, close to Hannaford, Renys, Bridgton Hospital, etc. $875 month plus utilities, 1st, last & security. No pets. See pics & more info on Craig’s List-Maine posting #4027886427 under housing. Call us at 452-2441. tf37
MAINE/NH LINE — 1-bedroom apartment, mountain views, cable & Internet included. $600 month plus security. No pets. Call 207415-1444. 3t41
RON PERRY CARPENTRY — Renovations and new construction. 35 years of experience, no job too small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978-502-7658. 4t39x
BRIDGTON — Second floor, 2-bedroom apartment. Full bath, full kitchen, storage available. 1st and security required. $725 month. Available Nov. 1. Call 603-4940325. tf40
BLH ROOFING & PAINTING — New roofs/repairs. Shingle, metal, rubber. Residential/ commercial. Exterior painting. 23 years experience. Fully insured. 207-232-5138. Bryan 4t43x
WATERFORD — Mobile home, available November. 2-bedroom in NAPLES — off Route 35. 2-bed- pleasant neighborhood, newly reroom apartment, 2nd floor, $900 modeled, no pets. 1st, last, security. 3t43x month includes heat, hot water, $650.00. 583-4011. electric. No smoking, no pets. 207- BRIDGTON — 16 South High 899-5052. tf37 Street. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom or 2 bedroom apartments, quiet, house, carpeted, 2 baths, small safe building. Includes heat, hot loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No water, off-street parking. Walksmoking. No pets. Quiet location. ing distance to Main Street, town $880 per month, includes heat and beach, church. Coin-op laundry on hot water. 787-2121. 5t41x site. $700 to $800 month. First, last and security requested. References CASCO — Completely furnished checked. 207-632-8508 or 632rooms, heat, lights & cable TV in- 8510. tf41 cluded. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529. tf37 BUSINESS SERVICES WINTER RENTAL — Home on HEAP HAULERS — Towing Highland Lake, Bridgton. Walk to service. Cash paid for junk cars. tf12 downtown. 3-bedrooms, 2 baths, Call 655-5963. open concept, W/D, dishwasher, AIRPORT CAR EXPRESS like new construction. No smok- – Luxury sedan or minivan ing, no pets. $800 month plus utili- transportation to and from regional ties. References required & secu- airports, bus and train stations. rity deposit. Call 647-5991. tf36 24 hr. operation with advance BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom $800 reservation. Major credit cards month, heat included, no utilities, accepted. Child or booster seat no pets, 1st & last month’s rent. upon request. 207-893-8294. www.airportcarexpress.com Available Nov. 1st. 787-1115. 26t32x 3t41x
DENMARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Interior and Exterior Painting. Also, Paperhanging. 40 years of painting experience. Call for estimates. Call John Mathews, 207-452-2781. tf49
IF YOU NEED ANYTHING — cleaned out or hauled off to the transfer station, my trailer is 6’-x10’. Chuck’s Maintenance, 7439889. 4t42x
MAINTENANCE WORK — Odd jobs by the hour, day, week or job. Free estimates. Call 6274649. 4t40x
$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46
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
SOLID WOOD BUNK BEDS — 2-year-old dryer, queen-size bed frame with 2-year-old mattress. $200 each. Call 207-838-7301. 2t43x
ALL AROUND — handyman and maintenance services. Carpentry, drywall, siding and more. Call 207-595-3358. No job too small. 4t43x
HIGH BUSH BLUEBERRY — plants. Four-year-old plants. You dig. $12 each. Sebago 787-4113. 3t41x
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100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 www.chalmers-ins.com
Classified line ads are now posted on our website at NO EXTRA CHARGE! www.bridgton.com
CASCO CHILDCARE — hiring for maternity coverage/part-time position and a part-time/on-call floater. Experience in ECE required, ECE education preferred. For more information, call 207627-3288, 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2t42
CONCRETE FORM — workers. Experience and license required. Call 647-5940. tf43
GET A JUMP ON FALL — and winter with fall clean-up. Lawn care: mowing, landscaping, edging, mulch. Fall leaf clean-up. We can fill your general maintenance needs. Call Paul at 207-939-6593 for more information. 4t42
People skills and basic computer skills required.
207.252.9821 Driveways • Parking Lots Recycled Asphalt Patch Work • Sealcoating Rubberized Crack Filling Owner – Joe Sparks
We match Price with Quality!
FREE Efficiency Apartment with utilities included. Must be on duty evenings. Perfect for a mature person. APPLY IN PERSON ONLY EOE
70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 Phone 207-935-3351 Fax 207-256-8303
CNA 7–3 Shift, Every other weekend
INTERESTED APPLICANTS, PLEASE STOP IN FOR AN APPLICATION. EOE
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Our business is “picking up”
Shop locally. Shop the Lake Region.
Weekly & one-time pick ups
ANTIQUES • USED FURNITURE
• Good Selection of Costume Jewelry & Silver • Vintage Clothing • Sports Cards • Comic Books, Life Magazine & More • Old Tools DRYING • Antique Showcases – RACKS – 5 Sizes all different sizes, a few modern & towers
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• Tree Removal • House Lot Clearing • Pruning • Brush Mowing
• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood
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— HELP WANTED — American Legion Post 155, Naples now taking application for an ASSISTANT MANAGER position. Applicants are being taken through Nov. 15th, 2013.
103 North Bridgton Road
No. Bridgton, ME 04057
207-595-8741 or 207-647-2555
Green Assorted Hardwoods Loose Thrown Firewood Cut, Split and Delivered • State-Certified
200.00 per cord
Price subject to change.
Send in a standard job application or resume to: PO Box 164, Naples, ME 04055. Applicants will be contacted by phone for interview.
25 Years Experience � Fully Insured
Let us help keep you warm.
For a copy of the job description go to our website at www.Americanlegionpost155.com or stop in at the Legion after 4:00 pm.
CLEANING POSITION — parttime, mornings. Must be reliable. 2t43 Call 777-7040.
PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www. harvesthills.org for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21. tf3
Rte. 302, Bridgton
Wonderful opportunity for the right person. If you enjoy working with the public and being part of a team in a smoke-free environment, this position is for you.
GENTLY USED — children’s books needed for Bridgton Literacy Taskforce giveaways. Drop off at 3 Pleasant Street or call Bill for free pickup 647-5209. tf21
PSS NEEDED — for home care every other weekend. Going rate. Call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 693-5010. 2t43
NAPLES — Modern, 2-bedroom condo on Long Lake. Easy walk to town. Furnished or unfurnished. No smoking, no pets. $750 plus utilities.Winter rental until Aug. 1. Renewal possible in September. Call 617-448-0693. 1t43x
USED KENMORE WASHER — & dryer. Good condition. Moving. $100. Bridgton. 669OASIS CHILDCARE — is a 4943. 1t43 state-licensed, fully-insured and CPR/First Aid Certified Home VEHICLES FOR SALE Daycare for Before & After School children ages 5-12. Built in 2011 JESUS IS LORD – new and with over 2,000 sq. ft. dedicated used auto parts. National locator. solely for the children, M-F, 6 Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. a.m.-6 p.m. for $75.00 per week. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 tf30 We offer Worry-Free Coverage Bridgton, 207-647-5477. for all school/summer vacations FOR RENT as well as snow days and early release days. Over 30 years experi- NAPLES — Off Rte. 35, quiet, ence working with children of all one-bedroom, 1st floor, pine panage groups. Please contact Kelly eling, built-in book shelves, coinat 207-329-2658 or for photos and op laundry onsite, no smoking, no more information, please see us on pets, 1st and one-month security Facebook. 8t40 required, $650 month, oil heat & electricity included. 207-899-5052. FOR SALE tf35 FIREWOOD — Delivered in half- NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedcord loads. Call Ron between 4 p.m. room apartment. Nice quiet locaand 8 p.m. 595-8359. 18t27x tion. Non-smokers, no pets. Heat SCREENED LOAM — Please included. $675 month with rent call Ron between 4 p.m. and 8 options. Call 617-272-6815. 5t43 p.m. 595-8359. 18t27x LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, large apartment: 1 bedroom, full split and delivered. Any amounts. kitchen & bath, and living room Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month includes electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Mountain views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security deposit/reference check required. (207) 221-2951. 2t43x
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 42 U.S.C. 3604(c) makes it unlawful “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale, or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.
4 BLIZZAK BRIDGESTONE — WS60 tubeless radial snow tires with rims, size 215/55R16. Originally on an Audi A4. $125. 207-583-6533. 3t41x
CLEAN-UP — Tree work, brush removal, mulching, raking, light GREEN FIREWOOD — Cut, trucking and more. Call 595-8321. split & delivered, $200 per cord. 7t38x 583-4227 or 595-4016. 4t43
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Part-time Bartenders for call list also being taken. ~ A Diamond of Supports ~
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Direct Support Professionals Wanted (Bridgton, Naples and Cornish)
Program Administrator(s) Wanted (Bridgton and South Paris)
Good Neighbors Incorporated, a nonprofit organization, with an over 30-year track record of providing high quality assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking motivated individuals to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. Candidates will be willing to support individuals, both in their homes and in the community, with a strong focus on dignity, respect, health, safety and therapeutic supports in a variety of environments and situations. Good Neighbors Incorporated prefers individuals that have previous training in the field of disability services, but experience is not necessary if the candidate displays a strong desire to learn the ethics and principals that guide the company. The abilities to make sound decisions, assist the people we support in leading a meaningful life, and self-motivation are highly desired.
Good Neighbors Incorporated, a nonprofit organization with an over 30-year track record of providing high-quality assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking motivated individuals to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. Candidates will be willing to supervise DSP’s who support individuals both in their homes and in the community with a strong focus on dignity, respect, health, safety and therapeutic supports in a variety of environments and situations. Candidates must have previous training in the field of disability services and a strong desire to learn the ethics and principals that guide the company.
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Opinions (Continued from Page D) bile club — wake up and smell the coffee! You have thousands of dollars tied up in your snowmobile, helmet, snowmobile suit, boots, gloves, registration and insurance, but you are taking advantage of the generosity of volunteers, who make it possible for you to enjoy riding. Doesn’t it make sense for you to join your local snowmobile club to ensure that there will be groomed trails, safe bridges, trail signs and a trail map? Suppose you go out to ride some day and discover it has all disappeared? Please visit www. bridgtoneasyriders.com. Membership is $30. Mail: PO Box 564, Bridgton, ME, 04009. Thanks for your consideration, Bill Preis Snowmobiler, To The Editor: Club Member The Knights of Columbus Bridgton Council 11376 would like to thank the people that supported us during our recent annual Tootsie Roll Drive. This program raises money to help people with intelTo The Editor: lectual disabilities. This The North Bridgton money will be used locally Public Library thanks all in Maine. the very generous commuThe Knights would like nity businesses and indi- to thank Renys and Food viduals who made our first City in Bridgton and The “Glow Fun Run/Walk” such Umbrella Factory in Naples a success on Saturday, Oct. for supporting this pro19. gram. We want to recognize: Tom Leonard Denise St. John, Fran St. Deputy Grand Knight John, Martha Jackson, Bridgton Jack Sandus, Kevin Murphy, Mitchell Lisowski, the Bridgton Police Department, the Bridgton Literacy Taskforce, Doug Silvia, Eric Slayton, To The Editor: Chris Prezkop, Chris and Defund the Pentagon! Roger Lowell, Hannaford Shut ’er down! Save Supermarket, the Bridgton America from the train Community Center, The wreck of wasteful governBridgton News, Maine ment spending! Don’t tread Morning Micro Roasters, on me! Give me my country Maine Street Graphics, Road back! Give me what I want, I.D., Downeast Engraving, or I’ll shut down the govCampfire Grille, Greater ernment and force the counBridgton Lakes Region try into financial default! Chamber of Commerce,
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What would you call me if I said stuff like that? Irresponsible? Reckless? Crazy? Unpatriotic? Sure, and you’d be right. But I’m not advocating any of this stupid stuff. I’m just pointing out that the shoe really pinches when it’s on the other foot. The crazy Republican Tea Party extremists have been saying stuff like this for weeks. Just substitute the word “Obamacare” for “Pentagon,” and you’ve got a standard Tea Party rant, almost word for word. When the Tea Party minority nearly destroys the full faith and credit of the United States, rather than allow Americans to buy low-cost health insurance, they call it the height of patriotism. If I tried to do the same thing to cut the massive military budget, they’d excoriate me as a commie and an enemy of America. Same shoe, wrong foot. On Oct. 16, about 90 minutes before our government would have breached the debt ceiling, Congress finally passed a bill to avert the disaster. Every Democrat voted to reopen our government and avoid national default. About 60% of Republicans voted for default — 18 Senators and 144 Representatives altogether. So, what would you call people who vote to crash the full faith and credit of the United States, just to score some cheap political points? Irresponsible? Reckless? Crazy? Unpatriotic? Sure, and you’d be right.
The Tea Party isn’t made up of high-minded patriots. It’s made up of reactionary, subversive anarchists, playing deadly games with our national security. If we don’t stop them dead in their tracks, they’ll destroy our nation. I’ll quote again the probusiness British journal, The Economist. In an Oct. 19 editorial, they wrote: “Imagine you are in a taxi and the driver suddenly turns violently and speeds toward a wall, tires screeching, only to stop at the very last moment, inches from the bricks — and cheerfully informs you that he wants to do the same thing to you in three months time. Would you be grateful that he has not killed you? Or would you wonder why you chose his cab in the first place? When the Republicans are a small government party, this newspaper has much sympathy for their views. As long as they remain the no-government one, it is not inclined to take a ride in their cab again.” Big business has been the primary source of Republican funding for 150 years. So, the GOP either has to reform itself, or else it will perish as a national political party. They can’t keep cheering for the firebombers, and then wonder why their house is burning down. Clean up your act, Republicans, or go the way of the Whigs. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton
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(Continued from Page D) As the hostess of a pity party, the planning process needs to include a day or two for all the guests to clear out with all their emotional baggage. Even though the invitation indicates that the event starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m., it might take some time for everyone to “snap out of it.” Anyhow, the next time a pity party pops into my plans, I have a strategy. We won’t be watching any Hallmark movies, where the faithful dog spends years in front of the train station waiting for its dead owner, or a newlywed couple’s happiness is cut short by an absurd accident. No sitting on the couch and crying. Instead, I will turn on a war movie. There’s nothing like a war flick to clear the room of pity party guests. Buying and They’ll leave quickly, unable Offering to find sob stories compaUS Coins rable to those of wartime. Gold & Silver As the last visitor walks Bullion through my doorway, I will put my hand on his or her weary shoulder and say, “This, too, shall pass.” 142 Main Street Then, I’ll be free to enterConway, NH tain contentment. 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors
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Bird Watch by Jean Preis BN Columnist
In the spring of my sophomore year in college, a friend and I heard that the local hardware feed store had baby chicks and ducklings for sale. We thought we would go take a look, and when we arrived we were delighted to find bins filled with dozens of adorable little fluffy creatures that snuggled up to our outstretched hands. I fell in love on the spot, and although I no longer recall what my friend bought, I do remember returning to our dorm with two precious little ducklings, who looked up at me trustingly while they made cute little duckling sounds. I made a home for them in a big cardboard box, and immediately they imprinted on me, believing I was their parent. When we went outside for fresh air and exercise they waddled closely behind as faithfully as if I were covered in feathers. When they swam in the stream behind the dorm, they came scurrying back to me when I called them. It was a happy time for all of us. Weeks passed, the ducklings grew, and they fed themselves in the stream. They no longer came when called, and I thought they no longer needed me. I believed I had done a good job raising them to live on their own. The spring semester ended and I left campus for the summer. That fall, when I returned, I still occasionally saw the ducks in the stream, but by the following spring, I did not see them at all. I wondered if they were still alive, perhaps just downstream out of sight, but college life was busy and I had little time to think about them. In later years, whenever I remembered those ducklings, it was always with a tinge of regret, since I cared for them only briefly, and then left them in the wild, where they may not have survived. I thought of the ducklings last week, when a woman phoned to say she had seen an unfamiliar goose in a local pond. I drove over to take a look, and agreed with her that it was a domestic goose. Our local wild bird rehabilitator informed me, when I consulted her, that domestic geese sometimes show up in autumn because people buy goslings in the spring, and when they realize how challenging it is to keep a grown goose, they release it into the wild. A domestic goose that it finds itself suddenly alone, away from familiar surroundings and food provided by humans, is unlikely to survive on its own. It may not know how to forage for enough food to sustain itself, and it will not know how to protect itself from predators. Although it is a bird, and in theory can fly, many domestic geese never develop the proper muscles for flight. They may not fly at all, or may be capable of only short flights. The idea that a domestic goose in the wild will join a flock of migrating wild geese is unrealistic, as it probably lacks the instinct to migrate, and would not be able to keep up with a wild flock. We worked out a plan to safely capture the goose, and take it to a good home where it would be allowed to live out its life as a domestic bird, but before the plan could be put into action the goose disappeared. Since then, we learned of two different domestic geese who had been seen near another pond, but recently one of those birds was found, shot dead. The remaining bird has an injured wing, and there are plans to rescue it, if possible. It is not uncommon for well-meaning people to adopt animals and birds, with no thought to the future. Goslings grow into large, sometimes aggressive geese and, as I learned, adorable little ducklings do not fit into a busy college student’s schedule. Domestic animals and birds released into the wild usually have minimal chance of survival. It was one of many lessons I learned in college.
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Shutdown and default without end
(Continued from Page D) and guide the United States with or without the backing of Congress. To stave off default and the economic disaster that would be inflicted not only on our fragile economy but on that of the entire world, the president must exercise his full range of powers as if we faced a grave national emergency — which we most certainly do. The Congress can’t — won’t — approve the issuance of notes to fund legitimate obligations? The president should act without that authorization and pay creditors in China, Japan and elsewhere, as well as Social Security and Medicare recipients and others owed money by Washington. There will be vociferous complaints from the Right and some also from the Left. A fascist takeover they will shout. The end of our constitutional system, they will sue in the courts. And in relatively short order, the Supreme Court will
be faced with the question. Who knows how they will react? But as an earlier president is said to have snorted, “The Supreme Court has made its decision; let them enforce it.” It would be a horrendous mess, no question about it. But when our leaders realize that they must support the nation rather than destructively oppose it, the furor should quiet a bit. The best possible outcome would be for all sides — minus the extremes — to agree on the need for a constitutional convention to update and revise our founding instrument. This admittedly far-out solution is not without legal foundation: The Constitution has confirmed the legitimacy of U.S. public debt appropriated by Congress. In Section 4 of the 14th Amendment — added to take care of debts and pensions after the Civil War — there is scope for responding to our present national
divide — our present civil war. (“Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in sup-
pressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.”) In the present struggle between Democrats and Republicans — the next big battle set for January and February — those responsible
for shutting down the government and blocking borrowing (the Republicans) are not seeking national ruin. They simply demand their victory over Obamacare, heedless of the collateral damage to the
nation. That destructive, irresponsible and repetitious affront must not be allowed to dominate and distort our democracy. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.
(Continued from Page D) pus to students in this new program. They will be studying Bridgton and providing observations. I am looking forward to seeing their perspectives. The Maine Downtown Center is also having a seminar on downtown business attraction in Gardiner, which I will be attending. Believe it or not, at a staff level, we are starting to work on next fiscal year’s budget. This is a good time to let me know any projects you think should be funded in my department. I am also starting to work on the trails grant due in November. Thank you for your interest in your wonderful community and your service to each other. It is an honor to be part of the work here. Please always feel free to stop me to talk, e-mail me, LinkedIn with me, like our page on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Best wishes for the remainder of the fall season! BUILDING 40+ YEARS IN THE LAKES REGION AREA
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(Continued from Page D) ly. We will be entertained, 24/7. We will have entered the Matrix. Ad in a magazine the other day. Young Afro-American woman, jogging. Wire out of her ear. Copy says, “Now you never have to go anywhere or do anything without your music.” Only the ad capitalized the first letter of each word to make the sentence seem important. “Your Music.” They don’t mean music the girl has written or performed, they mean music she has chosen. She will not be held captive by the agendas of radio producers and advertisers! She will be an individual, an American! She may have no real voice or choice in anything else that happens to her; she doesn’t script the plot to the movie she’s in. But she does get
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to choose the soundtrack. Consumerism has become a more favored status than citizenship. Because real citizens, it turns out, can’t be bought. Consumers are a dime a dozen. Who knew? America’s version of democracy celebrates a rampant individualism that closes us off from everyone else and makes each man and woman a competitor for non-infinite goodies. The effects of this are not healthy for the competitors nor, it turns out, for the planet. Still, we are told that we all need new and more stylish cars and clothes and gadgets. If you don’t believe it, check the ads. And we need our phones, and
more Next-G ones. We need our shows. We need “our music.” These things are our rights as citizens of the most individualistic nation on Earth, and they have become consolation prizes for never actually innovating anything ourselves, or even making something useful or beautiful. But a funny thing happened on the way to rampant materialism (a.ka. The American Dream): things ended up owning their owners. We, who could have been the freest citizens in the freest nation on Earth, are controlled by what we have, and we sweat onward in hot pursuit of whatever
it is we want and have not yet purchased. Go to war for oil? Why not? We need oil, right? Trade civil liberties for security? Sure! Who needs real freedom when you’ve supposedly got economic freedom? Money’s everything. Our banks have been deemed Too Big to Fail, and have not been allowed to pay the price for their recklessness, but you know what? America isn’t too big to fail. Western Civilization isn’t. And if it all falls apart, it’s possible everyone will be too distracted to even notice. Mike intended to write a different column, but got distracted.
Seeing like small boys
(Continued from Page D) Had to come down. I kicked at one piece in the leaves and when it rolled over I saw my initials. A decade later, my own small son desired a climbing tree of his own and so off we searched. Finding a likely candidate, I boosted him up, holding his little
shoes against the trunk while he stretched upward. He was able to grasp the first branch, but was scared, unwilling to commit. I felt his feet shaking in my palms. Tree a bit too big. Boy a bit too small. I set him gently back on the ground. Knelt down and softly brushed away his tears. He pointed up toward the
sky. “You climb it, dad” he sniffled. I reached the first branch without a boost and was soon nestled in the crown, scanning the horizon. “What do you see, dad?” my boy shouted from down on the earth. “I see the whole world, son.”
Published on Oct 23, 2013