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SANDY’S AFTERMATH — There were a few pockets of power outages in Bridgton following Hurricane Sandy’s visit on Monday, including portions of Upper and Middle Ridges. A tree fell onto powerlines on Church Street (above), forcing traffic to use alternative routes. At press time Wednesday, Central Maine Power reported that 16,000 customers remain without power, but the company expected to have power restored to all customers by late Wednesday night. Hurricane Sandy caused 165,000 outages as it passed through CMP’s service area. “We will be funneling crews into Cumberland (5,307 customers out Wednesday morning), Lincoln (1,783) and York (7,876) counties as we complete the work in other areas,” said Tom DePeter, director of electric distribution for CMP. “We have multiple crews assigned to every circuit in every town, and we have 17 fresh crew from our neighbor to the north, Bangor Hydro Electric and Maine Public Service, coming to help us close this out.” As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, outages by county were: York 12,473; Cumberland 11,250; Franklin 2,589; Lincoln 2,536; Oxford 881; Knox 274; Sagadahoc 151; and Androscoggin 95; total 30,249.

Why Avesta can’t build elsewhere By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Location. Location. Location. It’s the mantra for fixing the value of real estate. But in the case of Avesta Housing, Inc.’s plans to build low-income housing for the elderly and disabled, it’s the primary reason cited by residents who oppose their plans. So just why is it that the housing agency cannot consider building its proposed three-story housing project, with 24 one-bedroom apartments, anywhere else than the former Chapter 11 property at 247 Main Street? Many residents have said they’d be

happy to support the project, if only it were proposed for an off-Main Street location in the downtown. The answer lies in the site-specific nature of the funding it received for the $4 million project from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, administered through MaineHousing. According to Avesta Communications Manager Mindy Woerter, when it applied to the LIHTC for funding for the Bridgton project, “We had to select a specific site,” she said. “Based on our site evaluation process, feedback from

both funding entities, and the LIHTC scoring criteria, Avesta opted to pursue the Main Street site in November of 2011 as we felt it was more competitive,” Woerter said. Neither the LIHTC program,

nor Rural Development (its other funding source) required the project to be built on Main Street. But once Avesta’s application was approved by MaineHousing, the housing agency was obligated to focus all their designs and planning for the project based on the 29,185-square-foot Chapter 11 property it listed in its application. “The (LIHTC) funding is site specific, which means we cannot transfer the funding commitment to another site,” said Woerter. The funding from USDA Rural Development is not siteAVESTA, Page A

House 97 The District: Brownfield, Fryeburg, Hiram, Porter and Parsonsfield. The Candidates: Incumbent Helen Rankin (Democrat) is being challenged by Republican George Cunningham. Their Positions: The News asked the candidates the following questions (answers arranged alphabetically): Q. Gridlock is a problem, so how do you propose to overcome partisan politics? Cunningham: Gridlock is more an issue in Washington than it is in Augusta. The Republican leadership over the last two years has made a concerted effort to work across the aisles. My personal pledge, if elected, is to always put the interests of the state as a whole over everything else. Rankin: Passing good legislation is a complicated process. In order to succeed, legislators must have mutual respect. This includes leaders in the House and Senate, committee chairmen/ chairwomen and their members and the governor. We must debate all the issues.  Because Maine is a large state with very different needs at opposite ends of the state, there are times when be must be willing to compromise.  The governor is the Head of State. With all due respect, he should set the example by respecting the opinions of others and acknowledge that we can agree to disagree without being demeaning. Working together, we can accomplish much, but being bullied and insulted gets us nowhere. Q. What characteristics would you bring to the position that would make you an effective politician? Cunningham: The major part of my life has been spent as a chief school administrator working with individuals and groups from all segments of the community to solve and settle issues of broad, general concerns. I believe this to be one of my strengths and one for which I am generally very well respected. I am open to all sides of an argument and make my decisions based upon what I feel to be the fairest and most sensible course of action to take. Rankin: I am a good communicator, sensitive to the needs HOUSE 97, Page A

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Does a new three-year contract exist between Fryeburg Academy and the Fryeburg Academy Teachers Association (FATA)? James St. Pierre, president of the FATA, says, “Yes.” He signed his name on the bottom line of a new agreement on Oct. 1. As did A.O. Pike, as president of the Fryeburg Academy Board of Trustees, according to St. Pierre. However, a disagreement in regards to the new salary scale has left Academy officials claiming the terms were not what the two sides agreed upon. FA Headmaster Dan Lee and Principal David Sturdevant referred all questions to Academy attorney Linda McGill of the firm Bernstein & Shur of Portland. “Fryeburg  Academy and the faculty disagree on the terms of the new  salary scale that was the subject of negotiations between the Academy and the faculty association,” McGill said Monday. “The Academy believes that there was agreement to a salary scale that would give faculty members increases of about 8% over the next three years. The faculty now asserts that the agreement was for rais-

es that would amount to nearly 10% in the first year alone. This is obviously such a fundamental misunderstanding that we in effect do not have a workable agreement.” McGill added, “The Academy is committed to competitive and fair salaries for all its employees, but the Academy would not and did not enter into an agreement like the faculty claims. No different than any other educational institution, the Academy must balance its budget.” Negotiations between the Academy and FATA started in mid-January. St. Pierre says an agreement was reached on Aug. 13 and a new contract was signed “by both parties” on Oct. 1. “I’d first like to stress that there are no negotiation sessions scheduled because the members of the Fryeburg Academy Teachers Association firmly believe that the current contract is valid and binding,” St. Pierre said. “The Academy signed the contract and is thus obligated to fulfill it. Whatever their misunderstandings are, they stem from their lack of due diligence, not ours. They need to honor their commitments.” The FATA was formed in 1974, and currently represents 52 teachers. Four or five of the

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Next Tuesday’s referendum on amending downtown Shoreland Zoning rules in Bridgton is, officially, a question designed to give voters the opportunity to “do over” the vote they took in a special election on Dec. 13, 2011 (which passed, 200-100), that the Department of Environmental Protection later reworded in such a way as to change the language’s spirit and intent. Unofficially, however, next

Tuesday’s vote is widely seen as a referendum on Avesta Housing, Inc., since a negative outcome will prevent the affordable housing agency from submitting formal plans in December for its 24 onebedroom apartments for elderly and disabled housing on the former Chapter 11 property at 247 Main Street. “It’s highly unlikely” that Avesta can proceed with its plans if a “no” vote prevails, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said REFERENDUM, Page A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A co-worker answering phones at the Naples Town Office commented that Town Clerk Judy Whynot has been going 100 miles per hour and staying straight out busy with the upcoming 2012 election. Per usual, a Presidential election year brings out a higher number of voters than other November elections. According to local municipalities, many residents in the region are electing to vote via absentee ballot. “We are busy with absentee ballots. Taxes just came in; and

that has slowed down a bit,” Naples Town Clerk Whynot said. “Now, the absentees are keeping us quite busy,” she said. According to Whynot, Maine voters are not required to cite a reason for voting absentee until today. “They don’t have to tell us why until Nov. 1,” she said, adding, “A lot of (people) are going out of town before the elections.” During the Primaries in June, three days before the election, voters had to provide a reason for voting absentee, according to Whynot.

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George Cunningham Republican • A resident of Fryeburg; retired Superintendent of Schools of SAD 72, which includes the town of Fryeburg and six other surrounding communities; resides with wife of 45-plus years, Priscilla, and rescue dog companion, Bonnie; grown son and daughter who live out of state and six grandchildren, ranging in age from 3 to 18. • Education: Bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and two earned doctorates; one of the doctorates is in educational administration (Teachers College, Columbia University)

Helen Rankin Democrat • A resident of Hiram, Rankin lists herself as a “young 80.” Husband deceased, two adult children • Education: bachelor’s degree, University of Southern Maine. • Business background: School Nutrition director/ SAD 55/ one high school, five elementary schools and 14 employees. • Community groups: Hiram Community Church, Women’s Club, Enhancement Society and Hiram Historical Society.     • Awards, honors: Maine

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HONORED — Cyndi Broyer of Mother Seton House is presented with the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award by 2012 Miss Mount Washington Valley Teen, Andrea Porter. (Photo by Lisa Dufault)

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FRYEBURG — Cyndi Broyer, director of Mother Seton House in Fryeburg, was recognized recently as “2011 Volunteer of the Year” among the Mount Washington Valley nonprofit organizations. Cyndi accepted the award “on behalf of all the volunteers who have supported and helped to build Mother Seton House,” a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to provide support to pregnant women, new mothers and infants in need. Over the past four years, the organization, totally a volunteer effort, has provided many kinds of support for new mothers in western Cumberland and Oxford Counties in Maine and the communities of the Mount Washington Valley.

What is “The Daisy Award” at Bridgton Hospital?  The DAISY Award honorees personify Bridgton Hospital’s remarkable patient experience. DAISY Award nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate nurses. Bridgton Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner and presents the award quarterly during the year. Bridgton Hospital presented its most recent Daisy Award to Sally Dunning, RN. Sally was nominated by her peers, as well as many others within the organization, for this special recognition. Having gone through her own personal grief and loss, she is always there for others. Ms. Dunning was nominated for her recent fulfillment of a dying patient’s ultimate wish to marry his fiancée. The task rested with this charge nurse on a weekend, when she took on the additional role of “wedding planner,” coordinating with people both within and outside the organization to make the event a reality. Accomplishment of this daunting task, on a Sunday, was not a detriment to Ms. Dunning. She managed to have the Town of Bridgton open their office for the necessary paperwork and

brought in an Officiate to perform the wedding ceremony. She offered her own beloved wedding bands, always worn around her neck on a chain, for the couple. This was an amazing “gift from the heart” — changing the lives of a family. The DAISY Foundation was established in Glen Ellen, California, in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.

During Mr. Barnes eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses at his hospital provided not only to him but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in his memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do everyday. In the fall of 2011, Bridgton Hospital joined The Daisy Foundation and hospitals across the country, in recognizing their nurses through this exceptional award.

Ms. Dunning, as a DAISY Award honoree, was presented a bouquet of daisies, a DAISY certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in attendance celebrated with specially made cinnamon rolls. The significance of the cinnamon rolls is that Mr. Barnes especially enjoyed sharing cinnamon rolls with his nurses, and his family felt this should be a part of the ceremonies across the country. Ms. Dunning will also have a dedicated parking spot for the next three months on the hospital campus.

attorney said. “How can I give up during the race when she fights this battle every day of her life?” November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, so Niemy felt it was a good time to “clear up some misunderstandings” about the condition. Epilepsy is a medical condition, not mental illness. Epilepsy is a group of disorders that occurs as a result of seizures that temporarily impair brain function.

“Epilepsy is not a ‘one size fits all problem.’ It can look, feel and act differently in different people. It is much more common than previously thought and is one of the more common neurological problems affecting people of all ages,” according to the Epilepsy Therapy Project. “Few medical conditions have attracted so much attention and generated so much controversy. Throughout history,

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer If Glen Niemy finds himself faltering at any point during the upcoming New York Marathon on Nov. 4, he will simply think about two things: One will be people in an African community, who lack clean water — a cause he hopes to help by collecting pledges. Two will be his daughter, Tess. She is 22 years old and still trying to carve out a productive life for herself in New York despite epilepsy. “She inspires me,” the local

In the letter of nomination, Cyndi was cited as “a wonderful example of what it means to work with and for others in the best spirit of giving as a volunteer.” Putting in countless hours herself, “her leadership shows in her ability to enlist broad support,” dozens of volunteers, hundreds of hours, and donations large and small. Cyndi’s mother, Joan Newton of Fryeburg, says, “Cyndi has this uncanny ability of spreading enthusiasm, hers is so contagious.” Many kinds of support have been given to young mothers and their babies over the past four years. Depending on the success of an ongoing capital campaign, VOLUNTEER, Page A

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Runner inspired by daughter Epilepsy fact sheet • Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. • There are many types of seizures and their symptoms can vary from a momentary disruption of the senses, to short periods of unconsciousness or staring spells, to convulsions. • Epilepsy can be caused by many different conditions that affect a person’s brain. Often no definite cause can be found. Epilepsy cannot be transmitted from person to person. • Epilepsy affects about two million Americans. • About 10% of people will experience a seizure sometime during their lifetime and about 1 in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lives. • About 140,000 new cases of epilepsy will be diagnosed in the United States each year. • Epilepsy results in an estimated annual cost of $15.5 billion in medical costs and lost or reduced earnings and production. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) ‘epilepsy,’ we were terrified,” Niemy said. The number of daily seizures Tess experienced increased to 15 to 20. “It was almost impossible to tell when one stopped and one started,” Niemy said. “These seizures can be very tiring to the individual affected, so sometimes it looks like another seizure is coming on, but in reality, it’s just that the person is so tired.” Her condition prevented Tess from “functioning” in school

Interim chief named By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Lt. Mike McAllister was named Interim Police Chief last Thursday following the suspension last week of Police Chief Philip Weymouth and two reserve officers, Andrew Ward and Dale Stout, after allegations of their involvement with an underage drinking party came to light. All three have been placed on a paid suspension pending an investigation into the allegations, made anonymously via letters and photos submitted to The Bridgton News and The Conway Daily Sun. Town Manager Sharon Jackson did not return phone calls made over several days after The News first reported the allegations in last week’s paper. McAllister said Tuesday that members of the Fryeburg Police Department, which has six full-time and 15 reserve officers, is holding up as well as it can with all of the media attention the department has received over the suspensions. “We’re doing what we need to do,” said McAllister, a 25-year veteran of the department who also served as Interim Police Chief in between the departure of former Police Chief Wayne Brooking and arrival of Weymouth four years ago. The anonymous letter, signed “Fryeburg Concerned Residents,” alleged that Ward and Stout attended the “annual drunken party” over Labor Day Weekend of Richard and Susan Parmenter at the 9 Oxen Pull Road home while they were in uniform. The letter says underage teenagers were drinking at the party, and that the officers “allowed and encouraged it.” The letter also alleges that Weymouth gave Richard Parmenter, an employee of the Fryeburg Road Department, “all the beer they took from the summer for the party, and he took Bud Light’s for himself.” The letter includes two pictures, one of which is alleged to show Ward and Stout standing, in uniform, arm-in-arm with Susan Parmenter, who is holding a can in her hand. Behind the trio is a young man holding a can of Budweiser up high, as if giving a toast. The other photo allegedly shows Susan Parmenter “dancing on the (Fryeburg) Police Truck” with a can of beverage raised in her hand. Prior to his suspension in an interview with The News, Weymouth denied supplying the beer and said he was unaware of the allegations. But he promised to “get to the bottom of it,” and said his management style as chief is, “I deal with everything. I don’t sweep anything under the rug.” He said any beer confiscated over the summer by police is kept secure as evidence and then disposed of by pouring the contents out at the town’s transfer station. The cans and bottles are then recycled, he said. “After the dumping (of the alcohol container’s contents), people say it stinks” at the transfer station, he added. Jackson has hired the Portland law firm Troubh and Heisler to investigate the allegations, and has not given a timetable for when the investigation will be completed. She has said that no highway department employees have been suspended. McAllister confirmed that police were called in August to break up an alleged underage drinking party on Oxen Pull Road allegedly hosted by Maggie McConkey, 18, who was arrested. He said the party drew a crowd of around 100 people, and confirmed that around 36 cars were towed from the scene.

Top volunteer (Continued from Page A) what began as an idea in a small group is soon to be a reality, to provide a transitional home where women who are pregnant and in difficult circumstances can find shelter and support, learn how to take care of themselves and their babies, and plan a stronger future. With the completion of the campaign, a safe, solid, nurturing home, made possible through broad financial support and hard work, will open soon in Fryeburg. This would not have been possible without Cyndi’s focus and faith in the work. “She always credits the volunteers when she is praised, but without her leadership, energy and foresight, none of it would have happened.” More information on Mother Seton House and an opportunity to donate can be found at www.mothersetonhouse.com. Selected by a committee of individuals from across Maine and New Hampshire, Cyndi was chosen from among 13 local nominees with an impressive history of volunteering in the area. Cyndi was presented with a standing medallion, accompanied by letters of congratulations from both New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and Maine Governor Paul LePage, as well as New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The Awards Program was hosted by 2010 Volunteer of the Year, Amy-Nicole Smullen. The award was organized by Valley Promotions of Bartlett, N.H., whose goal is to promote nonprofit endeavors in the Mount Washington Valley, to increase local support for nonprofits, and to increase public awareness of the local nonprofit agencies. since she could fall asleep with-

out notice (“It is very important for people with epilepsy to get the proper amount of sleep,” Niemy said). Eventually, Tess was enrolled in a school, which was equipped to address students with special medical situations. Meanwhile, Tess met with neurologists and underwent a battery of tests. Medications were adjusted, and new techniques tried. Eventually, medication helped reduce the number of daily seizures and Tess was able to graduate from Lake Region High School in 2008. The last two years, Tess has been living on her own in White Plains, N.Y. “She still has seizures, but knows when one is coming on. She will find a place to ‘relax’ her brain and let the seizure go,” Niemy said. “She knows she can’t drive and accepts it. She knows how to deal with the seizures and how to care for herself.” Seizure can be a stare or involuntary twitching. Niemy says his daughter’s seizures now involve a shorter duration and are “less deep.” During seizures, some people may not respond to questions, may speak gibberish, undress, repeat a word or phrase, crumple important papers, or may appear frightened and scream. Some are confused immediately after a seizure, and if they are restrained or prevented from moving about, they can become agitated and combative. Some people are able to respond to questions and carry on a conversation fairly well, but several hours later they cannot remember the conversation at all. People with epilepsy usually are not intellectually challenged. Like any other group of people, people with epilepsy have different intellectual abilities. Some are brilliant and some score below average on intelligence tests, but most are somewhere in the middle. People with epilepsy have no greater tendency toward severe irritability and aggressive behaviors than do other people. Generally, people with epilepsy have seizures and require medication for only a small portion of their lives, according to the Epilepsy Therapy Project. About 60% of people who develop seizures have epilepsy that can be easily controlled and is likely to remit or go away. However, about 25% may develop difficult to control seizures and likely will require lifelong treatment. When Glen Niemy starts running the New York City Marathon, he will be carrying a picture of Tess. “When I feel bad at mile 24, I’ll look at Tess’ picture and remember what she puts up with every day, yet she fights to succeed,” he said. “You realize that the bad feeling is a temporary thing and in two miles it will be all over. At that point, I know that I can get through this.

GIFT BENEFITS BH SURGICAL AREA — Bridgton Hospital President David Frum and Sandra Weygandt, Guild president, display the Bridgton Hospital Guild check for $40,000 presented to the hospital. Also pictured (left to right) are John Ludwig, Bridgton Hospital vice president; special guest speaker, State Treasurer Bruce L. Poliquin; and Philip Libby, board chairman.

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The Bridgton Hospital Guild annual meeting was held at the Campfire Grille Restaurant in Bridgton on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Guild President, Sandra Weygandt, presided over the gathering of members and guests. Guests included Bridgton Hospital President R. David Frum; Philip Libby, chairman of the board of directors; John Ludwig, vice president of Administration; and Pamela Smith, director of Development and Community Relations and LIFETIME MEMBERS — Emily and Fred Hemmerle were awarded life memberships to the Bridgton Hospital Guild by liaison to the Guild. The special guest speak- President Sandra Weygandt (center). er for the event was Bruce L. Poliquin, treasurer of the State of Maine. Mr. Poliquin focused his presentation on Washington’s fiscal crisis, and its effect on state government and citizens of Maine. The treasurer also took the opportunity to address Maine’s healthcare priorities, such as steps to reimburse Maine’s hospitals for MaineCare patients, and the recent law, LD1326, which will effectively lower the cost of health insurance being paid by Maine’s school districts. Mr. Poliquin took questions from the audience and graciously thanked the Guild for its invitation. Officers elected included at the meeting include: President, Sandra Weygandt; first vice president, Phyllis Ginzler; Second Vice Seasoned $26000 per cord* President, Marjorie Blaney; 207-452-2157 Third Vice President, Now accepting Debit • Visa • MC • Discover Glenice St. Peter; Recording www.khiellogging.com Secretary, Sherry Morrison; TF41 *price subject to change GUILD, Page A

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people with epilepsy and their families have suffered unfairly because of the ignorance of others. Fortunately, the stigma and fear generated by the words ‘seizures’ and ‘epilepsy’ have decreased during the past century, and most people with epilepsy now lead normal lives.” Tess Niemy was diagnosed when she was 7 years old. While playing in a youth soccer game, Tess stopped running with the ball and started to simply “wander” around the field. “When she came off the field, we had no idea what was wrong with her. She had always been somewhat of an independent spirit, but we realized she was ‘not all there.’ She was staring off into space.” In speaking with a mother of another player, the Niemys learned that the woman had a relative who displayed similar behavior. And, the relative had been diagnosed with epilepsy. Most cases of epilepsy are not inherited, although some types are genetically transmitted (that is, passed on through the family). Most of these types are easily controlled with seizure medicines. “When we heard that word,


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Guild makes BH donation (Continued from Page A) Corresponding Secretary, Pamela King; Treasuer, Diana Fallon. Emily and Fred Hemmerle, dedicated Guild members who tirelessly volunteer for the benefit of the Guild Thrift Shop, were presented Life Memberships in recognition of their commitment by President Weygandt. To conclude the event, Mrs. Weygandt presented the Guild annual gift of $40,000 to Mr. Frum and Bridgton Hospital. The funds will be used to purchase new operating room lights for the surgery area. The Bridgton Hospital Guild is a not-for-profit organization that supports the Bridgton Hospital through

various fundraising efforts including the Twitchell Café located on the hospital campus and the Guild Thrift Shop located on Main Street in Bridgton. Run solely by hard working and dedicated volunteers, the organization

plays a pivotal role in purchasing capital equipment for the hospital, making a yearly donation to the hospital. For Guild membership details check out www.bridgtonhospital.org

Support group The Lake Region has a monthly support group — the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support Group — for individuals who are dealing with a friend or family member battling  a mental illness. It is a confidential group that understands the challenges and rollercoaster days. Please join the group if you have a need to be listened to or just come and listen. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the GUILD OFFICERS ELECTED — Bridgton Hospital Guild officers elected include: (standing, Raymond Public Safety Building/Fire Barn on Route 302, upstairs left to right) Phyllis Ginzler, Sandra Weygandt, Margery Blaney, Sherry Morrison, Pamela in the meeting rooms on the left entrance. King and Diana Fallon. Absent from photo was Glenice St. Peter. For more information, call Eileen at 655-4193.

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Area news

November 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page A

Absentee ballots keep area town offices quite busy (Continued from Page A) The reasons for voting absentee on or after Nov. 1 include being absent from the municipality during Election Day, having a physical disability that would make it difficult to get to the polling booth on that day, or being unable to leave one’s home or care facility because of an illness or an incapacity. “Those are the special circumstances listed for picking up an absentee ballot after Nov. 1,” Whynot explained. However, registered voters who request an absentee ballot do not have to cite a reason prior to the Nov. 1 deadline. Plus, sheer convenience is considered a valid reason for voting proxy, according to Whynot. In nearby Raymond, Town Clerk Louise Lester handed out

between 30 and 40 absentee ballots on Tuesday afternoon. Lester calculated that approximately 525 voters had already picked up their absentee ballots. “I would say the majority are doing it, probably for convenience. They don’t want to have to leave work earlier or whatever,” Lester said. The Town of Raymond has 3,800 registered voters; and during the last presidential race, workers processed more than 700 absentee ballots. Lester added that only a tiny percentage — a handful of people — do not mail in or return the absentee ballots they pick up. In Raymond, a total of 37 poll workers will cover shifts during a two-day period. On Monday, many will be busy counting absentee ballots. With the excep-

tion of one person who will work on both Monday and Tuesday, those folks will be limited to fourhour shifts, Lester said. As Election Day approaches, there is a hubbub of activity on the municipal level. “Am I straight out? You might say that. I have varying stages of absentee ballots all across my desk,” Lester said. Also experiencing a demanding day was Bridgton’s Town Clerk Laurie Chadbourne. In

Bridgton, about 10 percent of the 4,000 registered voters have voted absentee. That municipality has received requests for absentee ballots from 377 people. “It is a higher than usual number. But, it is pretty typical for a presidential (election)” she said. “We don’t ask why. They usually just come in and pick up their ballot,” she said. Chadbourne estimated that around 11 or 12 people will work the polls with her throughout the

whole day on Nov. 6. In the Town of Casco, 352 people have requested absentee ballots so far. That number falls in line with 10 percent of the 3,216 registered voters in Casco, according to Assistant Town Clerk Deb Poulin. “The only thing I have really heard a lot is that it is easier to vote absentee. A lot of the senior citizens are leaving for Florida, and they are voting before they

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At the polls

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The District: Denmark, Baldwin, Sebago, Cornish and Limington. The Candidates: With incumbent Ralph Sarty not seeking re-election, the seat is being sought by Democrat Lee Goldsberry, Republican Jonathan Kinney and Independent Elihu Upham. Their Positions: The News asked the candidates the following questions (answers arranged alphabetically). Despite attempts to reach Mr. Goldsberry by mail and by e-mail, he did not return responses: Q. Gridlock is a problem, so how do you propose to overcome partisan politics? Kinney: Our Maine Legislature is not dealing with the partisan politics that is affecting the federal government. In the last legislature, gridlock was not a problem. Democrats and Republican worked together to eliminate old ineffective regulations while making sure that our children and the environment were protected. A bipartisan budget was passed that included the largest tax cut in state history. Upham: Being an Independent is a start, there are only two other Independents in Augusta, one in the House of Representatives the other in the Senate. I know it will be an uphill battle to correct partisanship politics in Maine. With a little history to back me up, our first president, George Washington, did not belong to a party. He thought that parties would bring stagnation and discourse into the political arena. He was right! I would insist on true debate of issues, engaging what our Founding Fathers had in mind, checks and balances. The true from of a representative republic is compromise. Compromise is the benchmark of leadership, even if the issues are decided on the opposite side of the intent of the bill’s author. The greater good must be served, not party agendas. Q. What characteristics would you bring to the position that would make you an effective politician? Kinney: I want to participate and work with legislators across the aisle on the difficult issues that the state faces. While serving our country, I was a Coast Guard officer in charge of several Coast Guard units. This gave me the opportunity to work with federal, state, local officials, as well as citizens who worked in the maritime industry and people who just enjoyed boating. I want to take that experience and utilize it to represent the people of this district. Upham: A vast knowledge of history. It is said if you don’t know history, you don’t know anything! This statement is so true. Looking back is the only way to see where we’ve been, and where we need to go. Failed policies of the past should not be repeated, but often are. I bring with me over 30 years of self-employment and innovation. When there is a need or opportunity, I devise a strategy to meet it. The U.S.N. saw my work ethic and skills. Command soon relied on me to get the job done. Problems to me are fun. “We don’t do these things because they’re easy, we do them because they’re hard,” said JFK. There is nothing more gratifying than solving a problem. Challenge forces us to think beyond the confines of only one solution. Q. What do you believe are the three major issues facing the state, and how would you propose to address them? Kinney: Hands down, Maine’s greatest challenge is to take bold steps to improve our state’s economy. This means encouraging economic growth and supporting any and all initiatives to inspire the private sector to move forward in job creation. The high cost of Maine’s energy for residential and commercial consumers is of concern. Natural gas should have an important role in Maine’s energy network. A comprehensive approach to our energy needs should include new ideas, but embrace old ideas with a focus on what works best for Maine. We need to revisit the means by which we are funding public education in Maine. At the same time, we need to offer more technical education and trades. Money, in itself has not solved our education problems and the time is right to start “thinking outside of the box.” HOUSE 99, Page A

(Continued from Page A) of others, conscientious, a good listener and I have an open mind. I can work with legislators from both sides of the aisle. I am respectful of differing opinions and willing to compromise to achieve a workable solution.  Q. What do you believe are the three major issues facing the state, and how would you propose to address them? Cunningham: I feel the biggest issue facing the state is the economy and how to foster more economic development for job growth and better salaries. I support targeted efforts to attract more business to the state, as well as more attention to what the state needs to do to make itself more business friendly overall. The next biggest issue is the budget and how to balance all the competing needs that are there to be met. Fundamentally, it comes down to two things: (1.) effective prioritizing of the most critical needs to be met and, (2.) institution of effective accounting systems to assure that dollars being allocated to any particular program are being spent properly and in the most efficient way possible. These are not easy things to do, but with appropriate determination the challenge can be met. The third biggest issue is education. Education is the core to our state’s ongoing future. We must find ways to sustain and ensure the successes of the past and to address the changing needs of a changing world. The state needs to shoulder its fair share of the costs and to foster ways to share and implement proven best practice across the state. The state also needs to focus more fully on developing vocational and technical training for our young people geared to those vocations where there is the greatest opportunity for ongoing job placement and growth. Rankin: 1. I believe education is the most important issue facing our state. Serving on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, I am very much aware of the need to improve our education system from pre-school through college. A good education is essential for the future of our children, our state and our country. Public schools are the center of our communities and we must be sure they are sufficiently funded.  2. We must encourage opportunity for jobs and the economy by supporting local businesses and attracting new investment in our communities. The economy is slowly changing and we need to provide workers the opportunity to attend quality training programs. 3. We should make sure everyone has access to healthcare and a reasonable insurance plan. This includes children, the elderly, veterans and the most vulnerable. Q. What will you do to better serve your constituents in western Maine? Cunningham: I pledge to provide timely and reasonable response to any constituent concern that is brought to my attention to address. If I can help, I will do what I can to achieve a solution. If I can’t, or otherwise disagree with what is being proposed, I will so inform and explain my reasons why. In another arena, I also propose to meet periodically with the selectmen in each of the towns represented within District 97, to keep in touch with the given local issues and concerns with which they are dealing. Rankin: I will attend more meetings of different committees in order to be better informed of other issues of concern. I plan to purchase an Ipad to carry with me in order to respond promptly to my constituents’ problems.    Q. How do we balance the needs of people (such as health care, education, etc.) while trying to balance the state’s budget? Cunningham: This is one of the three major issues that I see as needing to be addressed within the state. Please see my response above. Rankin: I believe we should carefully prioritize the needs of our constituents. We should not make cuts in the budget that affect our most vulnerable citizens; children and the elderly. We should have a staff in Health and Human Services that is sufficient to keep essential records to provide adequate services and eliminate fraud. Loopholes should be investigated and the highest income citizens should pay their fair share of taxes.

Jonathan Kinney Republican • Age: 55 • Resident of Limington; wife, Rena, been married for 30 years with two daughters. • Education: Graduated high school in Milo; enlisted in the United States Coast Guard for 24 years, and achieved the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. • Background: Successful small business owner (14 years); elected member of the Limington Planning Board (nine years); chairman of the Republican Party for Limington (10 years). • Awards and honors: Recipient of eight military service medals to include: United States Meritorious Service Medal, United States Coast Guard Commendation Medal, and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.

Elihu Upham Independent • Age: 52 • Resident of Denmark; daughter Melissa, son inlaw Eric, two grandchildren; father Nathan, mother Jannett (deceased), one brother, two sisters; and of course, Miss T, Labrador retriever. • Education: Gorham High School; U.S. Navy A Schools; served in the United States Navy for six years, honorably discharged in 1990. • Background: Worked in the building trades for over 30 years, a builder of fine furniture for the last eight years of that career; artist, film maker, and for the last five years a radio station owner and talk show UPHAM, Page A

George Cunningham (Continued from Page A) and the other in law (University of Connecticut School of Law). • Professional background: Served as a teacher and curriculum administrator in New York State for eight years, as a superintendent of schools in the combined states of New York, Connecticut and Maine for 28 years, and as an associate professor of educational administration at the University of Southern Connecticut for eight years; served in the U.S. Naval Reserve (P.T.) for eight years. • Community groups: Chairman of the School Building Study Committee in Fryeburg that just won approval for a new elementary school to replace the one that is now quite outmoded. “One of my goals, if elected, is to ensure getting the state funding that is needed to proceed,” he said. Regular volunteer at the Southwest Oxford County (Brownfield) Food Pantry. “One of my other goals, if elected, is to help them secure a much needed permanent facility of their own to facilitate their ongoing operations,” he said. Served on the Board of Directors of the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and have been instrumental in bringing various of their educational programs to our local schools; member of the Fryeburg Area Rotary and an active participant in their many programs of community outreach; serve as treasurer of the local Congregational Church in Fryeburg. • Awards: Recipient of numbers awards and recognitions over career, including Educator of the Year by the Tin Mountain Conservation Center which serves the boarder area between Conway, N.H. and Fryeburg.

Helen Rankin (Continued from Page A) School Nutrition Director of the Year (twice); recipient of prestigious Katherine Musgrave Award presented by Maine Nutrition Council; co-author of $450,000 grant to benefit School Breakfast Programs; name entered in Congressional Record by Congressman John Baldacci in recognition of advocacy for Maine’s children; honorary diploma, GoodwillHinckley School.

Tar sands: A sticky substance heading our way? (Continued from Page A)

a protest in Washington, D.C. Little did she know at the time that there was a strong possibility that another pipeline much closer to home carrying the same toxic sludge might be in the works. Wearing her Sierra Club volunteer hat, Burt was at the Bridgton Community Center last Friday evening speaking to 30 people about a pipeline running from Portland to Montreal presently carrying crude oil. There is speculation that the pipeline will be reversed to bring tar sands

from Montreal to Portland where it could be loaded onto tankers for world export. How this scenario would affect the 26 Maine communities through which the pipeline runs was the essence of the evening’s program and discussion. With her to illuminate the technicalities of both tar sands and pipelines was Shelley Kath, an attorney and advisor/senior consultant for the Natural Resources Defense Council. She effectively made the case that despite assurances from the Portland Pipeline

Corporation headquartered in South Portland that there are “no plans” to reverse the Portland to Montreal line, developments at other pipeline locations along the route from Alberta to Montreal would strongly suggest that completing the tar sands journey to Casco Bay would make the most sense financially from a corporate point of view. But, does it make sense environmentally? “No” say several environmental organizations that have collaborated to educate and create public awareness on the

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occurred in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. With $800 million in costs to date, the clean up is still not completed. Bodies of water in Maine along the pipeline include the Androscoggin River, the Crooked River, Sebago Lake and Casco Bay. At one point, the pipeline is 300 yards from Sebago Lake, the drinking water supply for 15% of Maine’s population. A particularly vulnerable place along the pipeline is at pumping stations of which Maine has three — in North Waterford, Raymond and South Portland. In addition to the risk of soil and water contamination, an additional factor would be air pollution from the two 70-foot smokestacks needed in South Portland to burn off gases from the tar sands oil before it could be loaded onto tankers. Permits to build the smokestacks were approved in 2009. Clearly, the risks go beyond the 26 communities through which the pipeline passes. There would be regional and statewide implications as a result of any accident as well as ongoing health effects for people in the Portland area. Some excellent questions were raised by members of the audience including: How are local first responders supposed to prepare properly for spills along the pipeline if they don’t know exactly which chemicals are being added to push the tar sands through the pipeline? If tar sands oil is clearly not the same as conventional oil, then isn’t this a new use, and shouldn’t that fact have implications for landowner agreements, and for permitting at all stages,

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House 99 (Continued from Page A) Upham: Energy. Without investing in alternative energy source, none of the needs of the people of Maine will matter. We get diverted from this singular and major crisis by all the other very serious topics such as healthcare, education and employment. Without energy, every aspect of our lives stops cold. Maine, not unlike any other northern state, depends 100% on oil for heat, transportation, growing and harvesting crops and household electricity. I have lived off grid for many years using solar, wind and biofuels. These systems work and work well. Our state needs to make a serious paradigm shift in how we think about energy. Maine has resources that we have barely touched. Solar farms, wind farms, tidal and biofuels. Other countries — Spain, Germany and France — are almost oil free. An example of forward thinking is Greensburg, Kansas. After the devastation of a F5 tornado in 2007, Greensburg rebuilt using alternative energy sources. They can now cut themselves off the main grid, that’s how far they have come to energy independence.

Bio: Elihu Upham (Continued from Page A) host; having built, at the time, one of 20 true live broadcast Internet station in the world. • Organizations: Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow Brotherhood, earned the prestigious God and Country award; Third Degree Mason, working through the chairs and in 2010 became the Master of #56 Mt. Moriah lodge in Brownfield; organized the Veterans Home Outreach Program, where members of Masonic District #16 take turns visiting the veterans home in South Paris.

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• Age: 61 • Resident of Cornish; married with five children and three grandchildren. • Background: Teaches educational leadership at the University of Southern Maine; served on the SAD 55 School Board for 15 years.

Tar sands forum (Continued from Page A)

local through national? Since the pipeline is 62 years old already and designed to carry regular crude oil, shouldn’t it simply be shut down or replaced especially considering its path in Maine runs near such critical resources as Sebago Lake? What can citizens do? It appears that towns with the pipeline passing through would assume enormous risk with no possible benefit. Becoming informed is always a good first step. Talking with friends and neighbors, writing letters to the editor, and expressing concern to local representatives and the Maine delegation are good ways for individuals to act. Collective action such as adopting town resolutions is another way to address concern. Resolutions signal the sentiments, values and preferences of a town for policy and decision makers. Another meeting of concerned citizens will take place at the Raymond Village Library tonight, Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. For more information about the tar sands pipeline or to get involved with other citizens who are coming together around this concern, please contact the Sierra Club Maine office at 761-5616.

I can’t say enough about this crisis heading our way and certainly not enough is being done. The time for talk is over. We need to be building energy independence now. Education. Maine students no longer compete with just Maine students, they compete with students from around the globe. They need to be prepare to face stiff competition. My daughter was home schooled. When she decided to go to high school for her junior and senior years, she found herself far beyond the grade level than those of her piers. What to me is not clear, did the students fail, or did the teachers fail them? In every aspect of our working society, we are tested on our knowledge at the level we occupy. If we are found wanting, we must educate ourselves or be fired. Teachers must be held to the same standard. Pride of achievement must be earned not given to bolster self-confidence. Employment. Traditional Maine jobs remain the backbone of Maine’s economy, although many manufacturing jobs have moved overseas, and Maine’s tax structure discourages many new companies from moving here. Many states give new businesses incentives to open up shop. This brings in more people that broadens the tax base. Many states form film commissions to attract film revenue. Films that are shot here let the world know how beautiful Maine is and in turn increases tourism. High tech jobs should play a large roll in Maine’s future. Welleducated students can make this happen. Mainers can do anything we put our minds too. The world market is there. We just need to reach out and take it. Q. What will you do to better serve your constituents in western Maine? Kinney: I have two children that will soon be making their own way in life. I want to work toward creating a healthy economy that is sustainable for our state so every young person can find a productive life here in Maine. So many of our young people have had to move away in order to find decent employment. To accomplish this will require a new and more aggressive approach toward desperately needed economic growth. A healthy economy, offering a future for our younger generations, is Maine’s greatest

House 103 The District: Frye Island, Raymond. The Candidates: Incumbent Michael McClellan (Republican) is being challenged by Democrat Leslie Stephenson. Their Positions: The News asked the candidates the following questions. Despite attempts to reach Mr. Stephenson by mail and by phone, The News did not receive a response. Q. Gridlock is a problem, so how do you propose to overcome partisan politics? McClellan: I believe the 125th Legislature in Maine began a move away from gridlock in Augusta. The Maine Media said we were very transparent. I am told that of about 3,000 bills in two years, all but about 15 were bipartisan (votes from both sides on the bill). When Republicans took leadership two years ago, we decided to give the other party a seat at the table, something not always given to us in the recent past. We brought core values

we believed in and looked forward to the debate. We are also fortunate that in the Lake Region, our representatives and senators work well together from both sides. This recent Republican leadership began to look toward doing this work as you would run your house. We respected the neediest as well as budgets (your money). The tone in Augusta changed, as well as both sides were included in discussions. I am proud of the change we brought forward in governing and become puzzled when someone says they think the biggest problem in Augusta is gridlock. Now, in Washington D.C., that is another story. Q. What characteristics would you bring to the position that would make you an effective politician? McClellan: I do not like being called a politician. I was sent to Augusta (like many in the 125th) two years ago to do a job that others in the past would not do. I seek out input from

November 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page A challenge and I look forward to working toward that goal. Upham: I have said this over and over again, as an Independent I am one of the people, not above the people. Our constitution state (for the people by the people). I will be accessible to the people of the district, I will listen to shop owners, loggers, farmers, all the people of the district and take their needs wants and desires to Augusta for fair hearing. I will work hard to bring new business to Maine, and help move Maine into the 21st century. Q. How do we balance the needs of people (such as health care, education, etc.) while trying to balance the state’s budget? Kinney: Increasing the growth of the economy or raising taxes are two methods available that the state can utilize to pay for the needs of the people and pay the state’s budget. My preference is to work diligently through major efforts to improve economic growth and create jobs. That would be in part a major solution in funding state programs and services. We must continue to define those areas that are stagnating our state’s ability to attract new businesses, and deal with serious reforms that will make Maine a place where private sector investment is much more attractive. Energy costs, our tax structure, and what many feel are excessive regulations all need serious review. We must become more competitive with our neighboring states in the northeast in order to inspire the private sector growth Maine so desperately needs. In today’s global economy, “business as usual” is not workable any longer. Maine must move forward and become competitive in the real world of economic growth through new and innovative business and technology. I believe this can all be accomplished without compromising the quality of our state’s environment and the wonderful natural resources that make Maine so unique. Upham: There are qualified economist that can’t answer this question and make everyone happy. What I do know is you can’t tax a small group to support a large one. We need to make Maine a climate that attracts business, not one that scares them away. We, Maine people, can build ourselves out of this, not tax our way out. Government needs to get out of the way and let Maine people do what they are best at, create. Leslie Stephenson Democrat • Age: 58 • Resident of Raymond. • Background: Veterinarian, small business valuation analyst; former co-chairman of the Raymond Comprehensive Plan Committee; member of Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee; member of the “302 & You” Committee of the Greater Portland Council of Governments, Cumberland Country Regional Comprehensive Plan. people in the community representing both sides. I realize I bring core values and skills and yet have many things to learn. I am a leader, but am willing to take a quieter role when needed. I have strong beliefs, but worked with the Maine ACLU, Maine Educators Association and others to accomplish goals. I have lived half my life in Raymond and love this community. I have coached, taught and served, as many of you have. I want to be your representative for the next two years and I want to continue the kind of good work that is shown by the Maine Debt Clock, which is actually spinning backwards (paying debt quicker than spending your money). I have great faith in God, Maine and the people of the Lake Region. Q. What do you believe are the three major issues facing HOUSE 103, Page A

Michael McClellan Republican • Age: 52 • Resident of Raymond; wife, Michelle, have two children, Maggie and Pat. • Education: BPA in Therapeutic Recreation from SUNY at Brockport; master’s work at Antioch New England in Organization and Management. • Business background: Worked in mental health, education and led a local chamber of commerce. Currently consulting. • Community groups: Raymond School Board, Raymond Board of Selectmen, various local committees and coached various sports; board member Androscoggin Homecare and Hospice; board member The Root Cellar (Lewiston). • Awards and honors: Maine Chamber of Commerce Executive Director of the Year and member Leadership Maine Xi Class.

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House 103 (Continued from Page A) the state, and how would you propose to address them? McClellan: Education is important in so many ways. The 125th added $63,000,000 in education funding (stopping a past practice of taking money from education) and did other things to improve the system. What might have been lost last year in all the work was how much we should value our teachers. Most are extremely good, but hampered by a system that has put so many things on their backs. Society has made our schools daycares, doctors, restaurants, counselors, transportation centers and much more. With that burden, we then get upset when we see kids not being educated. I hope to work over the next two years to take things out of the school day that do not belong. We also need to look at the school funding formula and make it work for communities like ours in the Lake Region. I plan to work toward creating a better funding system for all. I learned that many students leave high school and are not ready for college. We will prioritize this issue in the next two years. Healthcare changed in Maine and nationally in the past two years. Many benefited from changes made in the past two years statewide. However, we know that Obamacare is looming. Having insurance does not mean you have healthcare. If you add 30 million (40 million?) to the insurance ranks and yet no new doctors, does that make sense? If you hire IRS agents (to collect taxes?) but do not deal with the problem (and cost) of lawsuits (tort reform) does that make sense? A recent study said 44% of doctors in the USA are considering leaving the profession if Obamacare sticks. We have a responsibility to take care of our neediest. In Maine we took steps to ensure that and now wait to see what the national playing field will look like in Nov. 7. Regulatory reform was another important issue we began to move in the past two years. Maine has had too many rules and regulations that caused businesses to not expand. As a member

Continuations of a special committee on Regulatory Reform and Fairness, I heard from all over Maine the frustration of our current policies. We ran this effort in a bipartisan manner and the committee forwarded a final bill unanimously to the legislative bodies. The final vote was close to unanimous. We made positive change in many areas. I hope we will continue this bipartisan process in the next two years to continue looking at our policies and laws. We have great businesses and workers. Lets get government out of the way. Q. What will you do to better serve your constituents in western Maine? McClellan: Continue to listen to all sides, be available to constituents and continue to be a part of the life of the community. Just in the past few weeks, we have had board of selectmen meetings, an important education meeting and a Maine Forest Products Council meeting for candidates. I felt it was important to be at each event so I can know what is happening in District 103. I communicate daily with people who support me, people who clearly do not and those who simply need help. I will continue to be a hard worker for District 103. Q. How do we balance the needs of people (such as health care, education, etc.) while trying to balance the state’s budget? McClellan: Good question. Hard question. I was asked about supporting a bond (borrowing) issue recently and it struck me how it would be awesome to simply go to Augusta and spend your money and then return home and tell you all the things I did for you. You did not send me up there to do that. I had to vote on tough choices, things that affected people. Sometimes, votes like the budget packages meant doing the best you can without getting all you want (compromising). Sometimes, we actually added things to the budget as when we put more money into the funding for the most disabled individuals in Maine. You likely did not hear about that one. I have a faith in God, I have core values and I know many of you in this district. I will listen, I will make hard decisions others would not make and I do not see this seat as defining me. It is something I am doing to serve at this point, not a steppingstone. I am free to do the right things.

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requires voter approval to make it official. “All I can say is, we worked (very hard) to make these changes and bring them to voters,” said Berkowitz, who pointed out that both selectmen and residents cried foul after the DEP changed the language, because they wanted the wording to reflect the “spirit and intent” of the changes approved by voters on Dec. 13, 2011. The issue of changing the language was complicated by the June vote prohibiting residential use of the ground floor of lots 20,000 square feet or larger in the Downtown District, which was expanded to include all of lower Main Street and Depot Street, off Main Street, as well as a short stretch of the Portland Road. The June vote was intended to preserve the traditional character of downtown buildings as a mix of commercial storefronts and residential living space. But Berkowitz said the June vote had the “unintended consequence” of placing more restrictions and barriers to redevelopment than now exist. “Wasn’t that contrary to the development you were looking for? It sounds like a chess game — and then it backfired,” he said. On Monday, the Comprehensive Plan Committee voted unanimously to oppose next Tuesday’s Shoreland Zoning amendments as they are written. A week ago, through an e-mail exchange, members of the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation also voted against supporting the ordinance change. Both the CPC and the BEDC, along with the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, Lakes Environmental Association and others, originally voted to support amending the Shoreland Zoning rules for downtown, since all agreed the former 50,000-square-foot minimum lot size for each principal use was not only outdated but a

significant barrier to redevelopment efforts along the Stevens Brook side of Main Street. The CPC’s minutes of their Monday meeting state that there is language in the amendments to be voted on next Tuesday that is “antithetical to growth in the downtown, which is what we are trying so hard to guide and promote.” CPC member Chuck Renneker, who suggested the committee take a vote on the matter, pointed out that, in both the GD I and GD II Districts created through the amendments, a property owner who has a big building on a lot under 10,000 square feet could only have one business move in, since the amendments require 5,000 square feet per use. Rather than encouraging use of upper floors of older buildings, he said, the amendments would prevent it. “There’s a lot of people who say this ordinance was done too fast,” said Renneker. He said he believes that when the language was reworded for next Tuesday’s vote, it was done primarily with Avesta’s needs in mind, and not the needs of the

entire Main Street commercial district. BEDC President Lee Eastman said his board decided to take an official stand against the Shoreland Zoning amendments because of the several serious questions that have emerged — about sewer capacity, a commercial presence on the first floor and local preference in housing to Bridgton residents — since Avesta first began working with the town on plans for the Chapter 11 lot in October of 2011. “A lot of folks felt as though they were working hard to support the local government — but I don’t think everybody had all of the information. When it emerged, it ruined everybody’s mind set,” he said. The BECD met with Avesta officials in May or June and “made it clear we weren’t going to back down on local preference,” Eastman added. Berkowitz said if the amendments are rejected on Nov. 6, “The Earth won’t shift on its axis. We simply move forward.” But he added that, “In the process, haven’t we lost opportunity?”

(Continued from Page A) salaries are reimbursed by SAD 72, St. Pierre said. “For decades, the Association and the Academy have had a cooperative relationship, in which the teachers have carried out the academic, sports, music, theater and other instructional activities of the Academy, and the Academy provided respectful and fair conditions of employment for the teachers,” wrote St. Pierre in an initial release to The News. “That has now changed, and the Association feels the need to advise the rest of the Fryeburg Academy community, including the students, parents, other staff, the Town of Fryeburg and the other towns which send their children to us for schooling and the public at large.” St. Pierre said the new contract calls for wage increases in each of the three years. When teachers received their first paychecks under the new agreement, figures were dramatically different. “After signing the contract, the Academy offered teachers their traditional individual contracts but with salaries thousands of dollars below the levels agreed upon,” St. Pierre wrote. “When the Association questioned their actions, the Academy refused to provide any basis for its actions.” On several occasions, the Academy’s management showed FATA representatives a spreadsheet, “which allegedly reflects the salary schedule which the Academy thinks was agreed to,” St. Pierre said. FATA representatives requested a copy of the spreadsheet, but were denied, St. Pierre added. A public letter was released by the Academy on Oct. 18 stating there had been a “mutual misunderstanding and mistake,” and the Academy was “evaluating its options.” “Regarding their (Academy) assertion of a 10% increase, we can only go by the numbers they supplied us during negotiations, which place the amount well below this projection,” St. Pierre told The News Monday. “Whatever figures they are using, they are not sharing with us. But, none of this really matters. We have a contract. They signed it. They need to honor it.” St. Pierre said the FATA also takes offense to how the Academy has either yet to pay for stipend positions or withheld funds until the last possible moment. McGill countered the claim, saying “Contrary to the union’s statement, all faculty members are being paid their stipends for extra-curricular activities of any kind, no different than any other school year, and they are being paid their regular salaries.” St. Pierre disagreed. “We have dozens of paycheck stubs to support this (claim). Our salaries reflect no bargained increases whatsoever, step or otherwise,” he said. “There is nothing ‘regular’ about them. The faculty is being held hostage in an unethical ploy to pressure us into submitting. We won’t.” Despite the pay disagreement, St. Pierre said coaches and other FA teachers taking part in extracurricular activities will continue their work with students. “The Association and the teachers we represent think this is dirty pool. We do not want to shortchange the students, and we are continuing to coach and direct and support all of our students in developing both academically and in extracurricular activities,” St. Pierre said. While McGill says the Academy “looks forward to resolving the disagreement quickly and sensibly,” St. Pierre says the FATA will possibly bring their case to the community and parents in the form of demonstrations in front of the school. “Regardless of these actions, we will — with support from the Maine Education Association — pursue whatever legal means necessary to press our rights and the justness of our cause,” St. Pierre said. At the conclusion of the letter sent to The News, St. Pierre noted that the Fryeburg Academy mission statement includes, “We strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship.” “It is the belief of the Fryeburg Academy Teachers Association that it is not respectful or cooperative to renege on your agreements,” St. Pierre said. “It is the Association’s belief that providing our students with an example of repudiating your agreements does not prepare those students for responsible citizenship.”

Why Avesta can’t build elsewhere (Continued from Page A) specific, she added. “Beyond that, we’re interested in developing the Main Street site for several reasons,” Woerter said. “The project will replace a run-down building with one that’s attractive and fits into the context of the rest of Main Street. The project will also be more environmentally friendly to the nearby brook by turning pavement into green space. The project will also meet a critical need for affordable housing for seniors in Bridgton and allow them to live in a community where they have access to goods and needed services. All of these features will add to the vitality of the

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downtown area by allowing for more people to live and shop downtown, and by encouraging other businesses and organizations to invest in the downtown area.” Questions of location set aside, Woerter said the Avesta

project in Bridgton “meets several goals laid out by the town of Bridgton in its comprehensive plan, downtown revitalization plan and site plan review ordinance, so we feel it’s an ideal fit for the kind of growth Bridgton

wants to foster.” She added, “These smart-growth principles of allowing people to live in downtown areas where they can be members of the community and easily access services also fit with Avesta’s mission.”

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(Continued from Page A) Monday. A “no” vote reverts back to the language contained in the DEP’s Corrected Conditional Approval of Feb. 21, 2012, requiring 5,000 square feet for each “residential dwelling unit” in the General Development II District where the 29,185-square-foot Chapter 11 property is located. Using that language, Avesta would be restricted to just four or five apartments on upper floors. The ground floor must be reserved for retail, professional or office space use, under a separate ordinance amendment approved by voters in June. “They could potentially have four luxury apartments (on upper floors), like George Maguire did across the street at the Wales and Hamblen building, and make it economically viable — but they (Avesta) are in the low income housing business,” Berkowitz said. A “yes” vote would give Avesta the density it needs by requiring 5,000 square feet for each principal use or up to five bedrooms, and 1,000 square feet for each additional bedroom above the first five. The language was crafted through negotiations with Town Attorney Richard Spencer and DEP’s Assistant Shoreland Zoning Coordinator Mike Morse over two months, after the town formally appealed the DEP Corrected Conditional Approval. Bridgton Selectmen voted 5-0 Sept. 11 to take the new language to voters, as the DEP

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Local Events

Sunshine Club Supper in Webbs Mills

CASCO — The Sunshine Club of Webbs Mills will hold a Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. Menu is baked beans, hot dogs, chop suey, pasta and potato salads, coleslaw, Jell-O, bread, beverages and pies. Cost is $7 adults and $4 for kids age 12 and under. Children under age five eat free. The club holds its suppers always on the first Saturday of the month in Sept., Dec., Feb. and May.

Come share your memories of Bridgton’s Second Advent Church

A memorial service for the Second Advent Christian Church at 410 Main Street, Bridgton, which was closed earlier this year, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m., in the building now in use by the Vineyard Church. Former members, pastors, and friends from as long ago as 1937 have been invited, and the service is open to all who are interested and would like to attend. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Ronald A. Murch, who grew up in the church, and served as pastor for two years from 1999 to 2001. Several former members, pastors, and attendees from years past have sent letters and e-mail of memories to be read at the service, and people in attendance at the service will be given opportunity to share their memories in person. All are welcome.

PAINTINGS BY JON ALLAN MARSHALL will be on display at Gallery 302 in Bridgton, Nov. 2 to Nov. 29.

Marshall at Gallery 302

The exquisite landscape paintings of Jon Allan Marshall will be on display at Gallery 302 in Bridgton, Nov. 2-29. These rich, detailed paintings are reminiscent of paintings by the great Dutch masters of the 17th century, though the subject matter is of our local New England, including several seascapes. There will be a public reception this Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Marshall was raised in Quincy, Mass. and is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. An extended stay in Holland as a young man enabled Jon to study up close

the northern European style of painting which he so admired, and ultimately determined his decision to become a fine art painter. His paintings have been shown at the David Findlay Galleries in New York, Mercury Gallery in Boston, Bayview Gallery in Camden, Jameson Gallery in Portland and many others. Jon’s method requires a very carefully prepared painting surface, be it gesso on panels, sanded copper or primed linen. His deliberate building of layers allows him to achieve the high finish and richness of depth that is characteristic of his work.

FRYEBURG — The students of Fryeburg Academy, under the direction of Brent LaCasce, present this year’s musical, Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center.   Show times are Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $6 for seniors and students and are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 935-9232. Anything Goes stars Academy seniors Allie Gagnon as Reno Sweeney and Steven Flaherty as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, juniors Tucker Huppe as Billy and Jared Schrader as Moonface Martin, and sophomore Hannah Allen as Hope Harcourt along with a talented ensemble cast of 30. Directed by Brent LaCasce and Steve Pullan with chore-

November Senior Social in Harrison

HARRISON — Due to the election Nov. 6, the November Senior Social will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fire Station Community Room. The social, hosted by Harrison Parks & Recreation, will be sponsored by the Harrison Lions Club and will be a tribute to our veterans. The luncheon will include Thanksgiving shepherd’s pie, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, juice, tea and coffee. Sponsors and volunteers are always welcome; for more information, call Paula at 583-2241 or e-mail pholt@harrisonmaine.org

Waterford Historical holding last meeting for the year

WATERFORD — The Waterford Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, for a potluck supper at the North Waterford Church. It will be the final meeting for the year. The program will be local music, featuring members of the Jones Dance Band and a few other musical treats. The program begins at 7 p.m., and the evening is free.

NAPLES — The Lake Region High School Drama Club and Director Eugene Long present Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, opening Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the LRHS Auditorium, with subsequent performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 7 p.m., and matinees on Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. It’s high farce and high hilarity when the murderous spinster Brewster sisters, their homemade elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and other family members, neighbors, and local law enforcement all collide on stage. The New York Times called it “so funny that none of us will ever forget it.” Advance tickets are $8 adults and $6 students ($2 less than at the door) and are available at Bridgton Books, Hawthorne’s Attic, Lake Region House of Pizza and Lake Region High School. 

CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE — Pastor Joyce Long of the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ invites everyone to join her in a real old-fashioned Christmas in the Village! Festivities begin on Friday, Nov. 23 with a Christmas tree lighting and caroling in Casco Day Park at 6 p.m. and cookies, crafts and Santa visit after at the Community Center. The fun continues on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with wreaths, music, food, raffles and shopping at the Casco Village Church UCC; vendors and more shopping at The Community Center; homemade arts and crafts at Country Village Assisted Living; and a delicious lobster roll and corn chowder luncheon (hot dogs also available!) at the church from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Perhaps you would enjoy a horse-drawn historical carriage tour of Casco Village courtesy of Carousel Horse Farm; have a Christmas portrait taken… go back in time and imagine Christmas in the Village long ago… leaving from the center of town 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to sign up for a vendor table, call 627-4282 or email: cvc@fairpoint.net

LOVELL — Calling all chili aficionados! The Fifth Annual Battle of the Bowls will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Center Lovell Fire House. This popular event provides an opportunity for both professional and amateur chefs to compete for top awards and bragging rights. The Chili Challenge donates all proceeds to the Lovell Friends Helping Friends Emergency Fund. This fund helps local residents who are in need of assistance with winter heating costs. Last year’s Chili Challenge raised more than $1,000. Residents, businesses and organizations throughout western Maine and Mt. Washington Valley are invited to participate. There are two distinct categories: People’s Choice and Judges’ Favorites. Special awards will be given to all winners. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children six and under. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ice cream and a bake sale will also be available. For those unable to attend the Chili Challenge, but would like to support the program, personal donations may be sent to Friends Helping Friends, Town of Lovell, PO Box 236, Center Lovell, ME 04016. FMI, contact Stan Tupaj at 925-1500 or stan@fairpoint.net

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Free public Thanksgiving dinner in Naples

NAPLES — CrossWalk Community Outreach is once again hosting a free public Thanksgiving dinner, with all the fixings on Thursday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for socializing and seating, and the meal will be served promptly at noon, at the Naples Town Hall gym. On the menu will be turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, squash, peas, lots of homemade desserts and beverages, all cooked and served by community volunteers. Live music will be provided during dinner by returning guest Davy Sturtevant on guitar. Anyone from the Lake Region community or those visiting in the area are invited to attend. RSVP in advance is required by Friday, Nov. 16 by e-mail at crosswalkoutreach@yahoo.com or by calling 615-3226 to reserve a seat.

ography by Shellie Sakash, this musical is set on the S.S. American headed from New York to England and carrying an unusual group of passengers including a gangster, a wealthy debutante, and a nightclub singer. Anything Goes showcases the singing, dancing and wonderful acting of FA’s talented students and will delight audiences of all ages! The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free.

Battle of the Bowls

Bridgton Caregivers Support Group meeting

LRHS Drama Club presents Arsenic and Old Lace Nov. 15-18

Jon Allan Marshall

‘Anything Goes’ at LHEPAC

Donate food when you vote in Naples

NAPLES — The Naples Food Pantry will be holding a food drive on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Naples Town Office. Members of the Naples Community Resource Council, an agency of the United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship, will be at the truck to accept your donations. This agency has served Naples residents for over 30 years with food, Thanksgiving baskets and their Christmas For Kids program, all of which are made available through the generous support of residents and businesses. The Naples Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The pantry is currently serving an average of 30 families weekly. For those who wish to make a monetary donation, make a check out to Naples Community Resource Council, P.O. Box 447, Naples, ME 04055.

The Bridgton Caregivers Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Free respite care is available by reservation during the meeting. To request respite, call 647-8154 by Nov. 13.

Jon is a plein air painter of a “very reluctant” sort, who uses outdoor sketches to later paint from memory places that are real and recognizable. However, he also enjoys using his imagination and technical skill to enhance his paintings with a sense of timeless beauty and dignity. Marshall lives with his family in Denmark, where he enjoys walking and getting inspiration from the surrounding countryside. Gallery 302 is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. For more information, call 6472787 or visit www.gallery302. com

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Sat., Nov. 3, 2012 • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lake Region High School, Rt. 302, Naples

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Crafts • Gifts • Entertainment • Refreshments

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Make your own Christmas Cards • Photo Booth

“360 Square: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity” Open Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-5:30pm Sun. 11am-4:30pm

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 Launch pumpkins from giant slings SEBAGO — Spaulding Memorial Library in Sebago will hold its second annual Punkin Chunkin on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the lower field behind Sebago Elementary School. Parking is available next to the field. Take Marina Road, opp. the fire station, off Route 114, toward the Rescue Building. Apples are available for the little ones and pumpkins for the “big guys” to launch from giant slings. Rain date is the next day. Call 787-2321 FMI or see www.spaulding.lib. me.us. The Cuttings, at Jordan’s Store, are donating prizes and the library will have a couple of trophies as well. For more information, call 653-9145 or e-mail sebago.lowe@ gmail.com


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Area events

Holiday Craft Fairs

Texas hold’em tourney

SEBAGO — Sebago Center Community Church Ladies Circle will hold their annual Fall Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on Route 107, Sebago Center. This year, featured items include quilts, handcrafted purses and tote bags, quilted placemats and table runners, aprons, home-baked goodies, gift jars, Christmas ornaments, and attic treasures. A luncheon of American chop suey, homemade roll, a beverage, and a brownie ice cream sundae served with Ma Smith’s chocolate sauce will be available for purchase at $5 per meal. 

HARRISON — It is hunting season, but you are not a hunter. Need something different, fun and social to do? Here is an idea!! How about joining a Texas Hold’em Tournament? The Harrison Lions Club tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the VFW Hall on Waterford Road in Harrison. There will be a $55 entry fee, which includes stipend for the State license fee. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with starting time at 1 p.m. This is a BYOB event with food and refreshments available. Proceeds will be used to provide services that the Lions’ Club renders to the community such as school scholarships and Christmas for Kids. Come out, join in and have some fun.

Sebago Ladies Circle Fall Fair

Holly Berry Christmas Craft Show at LRHS

NAPLES — The annual Holly Berry Christmas Craft Show will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Region High School on Route 302 in Naples. The show, sponsored by LRHS Project Graduation 2013, features crafts, gifts, entertainment and refreshments, as well as a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more information, call Connie Eldridge at 831-0890 or e-mail celdridge@lakesproperties.com

Vendredi Club Art & Craft Fair

CASCO — The Vendredi Club will hold its Art & Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Crooked River School, 1437 Poland Spring Road, Route 11, in Casco. Over 40 artists and crafters offering unique items all handcrafted here in Maine. There will also be a raffle of many of the crafters’ donations. All proceeds go back into the community as book scholarships, support for local libraries, fire departments, food pantries, etc.

West Baldwin Christmas Fair

WEST BALDWIN — The West Baldwin United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to noon at the church on Route 113. There’ll be a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. to start things off, and the fair will feature a bake sale, crafts, hand-knit goods, a white elephant table and a silent auction.

Annual Craft Fair and Luncheon

The Bridgton Congregational Church’s Ladies Guild is sponsoring its annual Craft Fair and Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A PICNIC WITH THE TEDDY BEARS — Children from the Farmhouse Nursery School had fun recently taking their teddy bears on a picnic and nice fall hike at Camp Wigwam, on Bear Pond and Mutiny Brook in Waterford. From left, on front step, are Sylvie Gill, Emily Turner, Perrin Gill and Ellie Winslow; on back step from left are Carson Holme, Ailey Moore, Mia Ducasse, Cedar Worster, Aiden Baker, Mariah Baker and Charlotte Holme.

Maine Veterans’ Home honors Vets Day

SOUTH PARIS — There will be a Veterans Day ceremony at the Maine Veterans’ Home, located at 477 High St., South Paris, on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. “Veterans Day in the USA is a holiday to honor all who have served in the United States Military Services,” states Joe Cooney, co-chairman of the Western Maine Veterans Advisory Committee. Planned for the program is a

welcome by the facility administrator, Joel Dutton. A flag raising will be completed by the Cub Scout Pack #130 from South Paris. There will be a presentation to the POW-MIA Memorial by Kirk and Tricia Thurston, District 5 legion commander and 1st vice commander of Post 24 respectively. A presentation to the Gold Star Memorial will be done by Marine veteran and resident, Lee McGall. There

will be a posting of the colors and musical presentations. The guest speaker for the day will be Kirk Thurston, District 5 legion commander. An invocation and benediction will be done by Larry Austin, resident chaplain at Maine Veterans’ Home. Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11, and marks the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I hostilities between the Allied

nations and Germany in 1918. “We are proud to set aside this day to bring special honor to our many veterans in our facility as well as to all those who have served our country, ” states Joel Dutton, administrator. Tours of the facility will be available, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call the facility at 7436300, or visit the website at www.mainevets.org

Craft and Bake Sale in North Sebago

SEBAGO — A Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Sebago Methodist Church on Route 114.

Naples Legion Auxiliary’s Craft and Vendor Sale

NAPLES — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Naples American Legion, Rte. 11, will hold their annual Craft and Vendor Sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The snack bar will be open as you browse the vendor tables, and there will also be a bake sale and raffle.

Athletic Boosters Holiday Craft Fair

of Bridgton

WINDHAM — The Windham Athletic Boosters are holding their 18th annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Windham High School, 409 Gray Road, Windham. There’ll be over 150 crafters, refreshments, door prizes, kiddie craft table and much more, including Santa.

Sewing Circle’s annual HO! HO! HO! Sale

FROM 5 A.M. – 5 P.M.

NAPLES — The Edes Falls Sewing Circle will hold their annual HO! HO! Christmas Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edes Falls Community Hall. On hand will be many of the circle’s handmade creations, refreshments, and more.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

All Beverages

Christmas Cupboard Fair

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg New Church, 12 Oxford Street, Fryeburg, will hold its annual Christmas Cupboard Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church. There’ll be fudge and candy, baked goods, knitted items, mittens, handmade crafts, wreaths, white elephants, a raffle with three items and more. Enjoy muffins, donut holes, coffee and hot chocolate while you shop. Raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5, with the drawing held at noon.

Snowflake Fair at Lovell United Church of Christ

LOVELL — A Snowflake Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lovell United Church of Christ, Route 5. There’ll be fresh balsam wreaths, berry bowls, fir pillows, gifts, baked goods, a luncheon, treasures, costume jewelry Christmas Boutique, a raffle of a Thanksgiving basket and “Aunt Grace’s Star” quilt.

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Wednesday, Nov. 7

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Casco Village Church Fair

CASCO — Come over to the Casco Village Church on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to shop for gifts, buy wreaths, and enjoy music, food and raffles. There’ll also be vendors and more shopping that day at the Casco Community Center and arts and crafts at Country Village Assisted Living, as part of Casco’s annual “Christmas in the Village” tradition. A lobster roll and corn chowder luncheon will be served at the church from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and there’ll be a horse-drawn historical carriage tour of Casco Village as well as other activities. For more information, call 627-4282.

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WINDHAM — There will be a “Made in Maine” Christmas Fair at our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail in Windham, Maine on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair includes handmade treasures as well as baked goods, jewelry and raffle items, the latter of which include Boston Art Museum passes, gift certificates, Red Sox memorabilia and more. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and admission is free. For more information, call 655-1215.

Horsemens Holiday Showcase

SOUTH PARIS — The Western Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association will be hosting the second annual holiday showcase on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Paris Fire Station, 137 Western Avenue, Paris. Local independent distributors and crafter will be under one roof. Come shop for the holidays. Lunch will be available. For more information, contact Sonya Macdonald at 890-9822 or Heather Macpherson at 515-0078 or visit www.wmhha.com

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November 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

Live owls highlight history program The Chewonki Foundation will bring its Traveling Natural History Program, “Owls of Maine,” to Bridgton on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Main Street. Chewonki’s live barred owl, great horned owl, and screech or saw-whet owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. The program begins with slides and sounds to learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl. Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, participants will explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. The program ends with an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing these creaSCHOLARSHIP FUND — Donelle Allen presented Maple Grove Grange #148 Master Robert tures of the night into the light. Burns with a plaque, award ribbons and check from Fryeburg Fair display proceeds for the Space is limited to 30 people for this exciting event, so Grange Scholarship Fund. sign up now. The cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members and children under 12 years old. Contact Mary Jewett at 647-8580, or e-mail mary@ leamaine.org to register. SEBAGO — The fund for tions enable members to pres- Scholarships are available for Maple Grove Grange #148 of ent one or more students with as many as four years should no Sebago scholarships grew sub- funds for their advanced educa- new applicants apply.   For applications or inforstantially at their last monthly tion. meeting. In 2012, the 41st year since mation, contact Ann Burns at At this time, the Community establishment of the practice, 787-2489 or Ellen Heigham at Service Chairman Donellle Joshua Allen will receive his 787-3290. Allen presented the Grange second scholarship. He is the Master with the proceeds earned son of Tim Allen and grandson from the Grange domestic dis- of June Allen, both of Sebago. play at Fryeburg Fair. This was The Scholarship Committee the ninth consecutive year that has applications available for their exhibit won the top $200 the 2013 award, which will be prize. provided to either a Grange Annually, this award adds member, a descendant of a to the supper collection. member or a student residing Additional prize money from in Sebago. These awards are the Acton Fair and other dona- given in this order of priority.

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A live barred owl will be one of the stars of the Chewonki Foundation’s Traveling Natural History Program, “Owls of Maine,” set for Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Lakes Environmental Association.

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Their spaghetti sauce was fantastic Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 ehurst3@yahoo.com

The United Church of Christ’s Youth Group will be sponsoring a Spaghetti Supper on Sunday Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. This supper is made by the group with assistance by their leaders. Last year there wasn’t a big response, which was too bad, because the sauce, again made by the young people, was fantastic. The price for adults is $6, or $20 per family. All proceeds benefit the Youth Group’s Relay for Life. The Fryeburg/Lovell Memorial Post #6783 Veterans of Foreign Wars will celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday Nov. 11, with a change in schedule; this year the ceremonies will start in Lovell Village at 9:45

a.m. When ceremonies conclude, the VFW members will move on to Bradley Park in Fryeburg for a service at 10:45 a.m. At the end of this memorial, the group will move on to the East Conway, N.H. Memorial, at the junction of Route 113 and River Road in New Hampshire, for an 11 a.m. ceremony. The post invites the public to join them at any of these sites to give honor to all those who have honorably served the United States in war and peace. Get out the pot and recipes, and ingredients for your favorite chili. The Battle of the Bowls, Lovell’s 5th annual Chili Challenge, is on. It will be

held on Sunday, Nov. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Center Lovell Firehouse. This has become one of the favorite events in Lovell, and all for the great cause that benefits “Lovell Friends Helping Friends.” There is nothing better to get you in the holiday spirit than neighbors helping neighbors. Lovell Friends Helping Friends helps anyone in need, especially during the winter, if the person needs an oil delivery. It is funded entirely by the Chili Challenge and other contributions. In addition to the chili, there will also be baked goods for sale. If anyone would like to contribute to the bake sale, they can drop off their donation at the fire station between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Admission for tasters will be $6 for adults and $3 for kids, with PBJ sandwiches for kids who don’t like chili. Remember, “some like it hot.” For information on an entry, contact Stan the Man at 9251500 or stan@fairpoint.net Hooray! The United Church

of Christ Auction is over and the winners of the highest bid per item will be notified by email. Those who donated items to be auction will be notified by snail mail from the post office. Some of the items were so interesting that it was hard to figure out what to bid on. It was like being in a candy store and unable to decide what you want the most. For all those who made a bid and all those who won, the church would like to thank you so much for your generosity in supporting the United Church of Christ. The auction had fewer items this second time out but the total received in bids was $4,000. Thanks again for all your support. The 7th Annual Gasping Gobbler 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, with a 10 a.m. start at the Lovell Athletic Field. Early registration fee is $12 if received before Wednesday, Nov. 14, and $15 after that date. There is a special family registration fee of $30 for a family of three

with an added $6 for each other family member. To register you can go online at runreg.com or pick up a form and mail it to Lovell Recreation Department, P.O. Box 236, Center Lovell, ME 04016. School teams can register the day of the event. All checks should be made out to the Lovell Rec Department. To make this a fun time, the first 80 registrants will be eligible for Gasping Gobbler premium giveaways. The first place man and woman finisher, first place walker and a person in the “Middle of the Pack” will be awarded a turkey. Blue ribbons will be awarded to the first and second place runner in each of the seven age categories: 14 and under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over. Awards will also be given to the overall Individual Male/Female runner and the Top Ten finishers. There will be sports drinks and bakery items available free to the participants and hot lunch soup/stews available to both spectators and participants for

a donation. Once the race is completed, the spectators and participants will gather at the VFW. All proceeds go toward the Lovell Rec Programs for Youth and Adults. Under stress, you forget things. At my age you do that a lot. I can’t remember the name of the young lady who helped me at the site of my accident; yep — did it again. If she reads this, I’m hoping she will please call me at 925-3226. Thanks. I would like to thank Fryeburg Rescue for coming to my aid; I got to see my grandson in action. All of those involved were exceptional; they were both efficient and professional. I would also like to thank the Lovell Fire Department — at least this time, there wasn’t a chimney involved. All the firemen and I have a close friendship and I appreciate every one of them. I would also like to thank Sergeant Timothy Ontengco who was helped on site very quickly and help to put me at ease. For my readers: I wasn’t hurt, just shook up.

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2 p.m. Exhibitors will be serving coffee and hot chocolate to patrons and collecting donations for the Bridgton Food Pantry. Proceeds from the bake sale will be used to support local organizations. This will be your last chance to purchase Bridgton Arts & Crafts unique Made in Maine products, since this is the last

time the store will be open for 2012. Members of the nonprofit guild would like to thank all their patrons for their continued support, which enabled them to once again have a successful season in the store. The winner of the guild’s annual quilt drawing was Lorie Boutiler of Bridgton. For more information, call 452-2969.

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Bridgton. The drop boxes will be in place until Thursday, Nov. 22. Programs like Marines Toys 4 Tots count on your help to make Christmas a special day for these little ones. For more information, call Joanna Moore, CrossWalk Community Outreach, at 615-3226. 

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Don’t forget to fall back Help churches Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-4016 chicomomma33@gmail.com Don’t forget to “Fall Back” on Sunday, Nov. 4. Set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night, Nov 3, before you go to bed. Better get this done in a hurry, before the power goes out again. I hope everyone made out okay, fending off Hurricane Sandy. Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you need to register to vote, you can go to your town office before Nov. 6, so you won’t have to bother with it on Election Day. The Sunshine Club of Webbs Mills will be having a sup-

per on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Webbs Mills Community Hall on Route 11. The menu is homemade beans, chop suey, salads, hot dogs and yummy homemade pies. Lake Region High School Project Graduation will be having a Zumba fundraiser with Dinah and Vickie on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the LRHS gym. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., and the class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A $10 contribution is asked, and giveaways will be awarded. Bring a friend, parent, or anyone, and come get a great workout between seasons. Let’s fill the gym. The Red Hat Ladies Luncheon Group had a wonderful time and a great lunch at the South Paris Congregational Church as usual. There will not be a meeting in November, but there will be one on Friday, Dec. 14, at noon. This will be at Tom’s Homestead Restaurant on Main Hill in Bridgton. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. We will be ordering from the menu. If you haven’t signed up yet, call Jan soon. Everyone is asked to bring donations for the food pantry. November birthday is Jan Love. Hope your day is wonderful. Hunters, please be careful out in the woods. Make sure you are seeing a deer in your sights, and not a person.

Birthwise starts Doula Program The Birthwise Community Clinic is beginning a Community Doula Program, staffed by students from Birthwise Midwifery School who are required to attend a doula training workshop prior to admission. The program provides both birth and postpartum doula services at a significantly reduced fee. Service areas may vary depending on the availability of doulas; to date, Birthwise’s doulas have served women in the following communities: North Conway, N.H., Greater Bridgton, Portland, Lewiston, Brunswick and Augusta. The word “doula” comes from ancient Greek, meaning “a woman who serves.” Today, a birth doula is a professional labor coach who provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to a woman and her family during the labor and birth process and in the immediate postpartum. Doulas also provide evidence-based information regarding childbirth preparation to empower the parents to make informed choices and can facilitate communication

Area births Denise Lane of Mechanic Falls has a boy, Cooper Jay Lane, born Oct. 25, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Cooper weighed seven pounds, four ounces. Maternal grandparents are Kelly Ourfee of Mechanic Falls and Curtis and Holly Lane of Bridgton. Maternal greatgrandmothers are Bea Smith of Lamar, Mo., and Dianne Lane of Bridgton. Maternal great-great-grandmother is Melva Hale of Bridgton. Joshua Valeriani and Sarah Holt of Naples have a boy, Christian Allen Valeriani, born Oct. 16, 2012 at Central Main Medical Center in Lewiston. Christian joins siblings Cam’ren, Faith, Wyatt and Noah. Maternal grandparents are Craig Holt and Karen Hodson, of Naples. Paternal grandparents are Valentino Valeriani Sr. and Ellie Valeriani, of Naples. Great-grandparents are Lucy May Carey, Delores Bouthilette, Patricia Harmon and Roger Harmon, all of Naples.

between the laboring woman and her care providers. Postpartum doulas provide in-home support to women during the fourth trimester and the first three months of baby’s life. Support includes assistance with newborn care, light housekeeping duties, meal preparation, and providing evidence-based information regarding infant feeding, infant soothing, maternal emotional challenges in the postpartum, and can make referrals to other providers in the community as needed. The fee for a birth doula through the Birthwise Community Doula program is $50 to cover the costs of transportation and meals while attending the birth. The fee for postpartum doula services is $10 per hour. Both services are open to the public.   For more information about the Birthwise Community Doula Program or to schedule a free initial consultation visit with one of their doulas, call 647-5968.

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NORWAY — Starting in August 2012 all patients who are discharged from the Stephens Memorial Hospital meet with a Patient Care Facilitator to discuss the care they received and their health condition. Patients fill out their “Ticket Home” throughout their hospital stay. At discharge all sections are reviewed with the patient to make sure they understand what role they play in maintaining their health. My Ticket Home

is a personalized trifold that is specific to each patient and provides a summary of their health condition, information on the treatment they received while in the hospital and any follow up recommendations. Patients are asked to keep it accessible (on their refrigerator) so they can quickly refer to this information. My Ticket Home will be a resource for patients and help them better manage their health at home.

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St. Joseph Church and the First Congregation Church of Bridgton are once again cochairing the community effort to provide a Thanksgiving Basket for each family in the community that may need assistance. Applications for a Thanksgiving box can be obtained from the local food pantries, or from the “Clothes Closet” sponsored by First Congregational Church. With the high costs for gas, heating oil and increases in unemployment, the need for assistance with basic food needs has also increased. The greater Bridgton area has been supportive of this project for many years, in a number of different ways. For the past several years, students at the Stevens Brook Elementary School have conducted a food drive. The non-perishable items collected by the students have been divided between the churches, and are used to fill the Thanksgiving boxes. The food drive by the local Boy Scouts also contributes items to be included in the Thanksgiving boxes.

Although for many of us, the real planning for our own Thanksgiving celebration occurs closer to Thanksgiving, members and friends of both churches have also conducted a weekly collection of canned goods, desserts, soups and numerous other items over the past two months in preparation of the packing of Thanksgiving boxes. Five Fields Farm has generously provided a bag of apples for each recipient for a number of years. In addition to the food contributions listed, each family will receive a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, bread, milk, etc. Each year the Thanksgiving Basket Committees look to the community for money donations to assist with the purchase of those items not collected through the food drives. Donations to help defray the cost of purchasing those supplemental items for the boxes may be mailed to St. Joseph Church, Bridgton, attention of Roger Plante, chair, or to First Congregational Church, Bridgton, attention of Beth Cossey, chair.

Lake Region High School Project Graduation 2013 will sponsor a Zumba Fundraiser with Dinah and Vicki on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Lake Region High School Gym. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The class is from 7 to 8:30.

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19 Danforth Street, Norway. The first session is “Mobile Marketing: How to Get Into Your Customers’ Minds… and Pockets.” By 2014, more than half of website traffic will be coming through mobile devices. A recent survey shows that more than 60% of visitors on a mobile device will abandon your site immediately if it’s not mobile-optimized. How

can you prepare for the mobile revolution? What does it take to get a mobile site ready? Do you need a mobile app? How does SMS text messaging fit in? Should you pay attention to FourSquare? Instagram? Twitter? Should you use QR Codes? Rich Brooks, of flyte new media in Portland, will show you how to get started with mobile marketing and create

a mobile marketing campaign that will help build your business. The second session is “How Facebook Really Works For Your Small Business.” When you have a limited budget, limited resources and limited time, you need to make sure that your Facebook marketing is working for your business. In this session, which is tailored for small business owners and marketers,

Rich will explore how to make Facebook work for your small business. He’ll show how to build a fan base and then convert your fans into customers. He’ll also reveal how to know when to network, when to market and when to advertise for maximum impact. Who should attend? Any business owner (for profit and nonprofit), marketers, PR professionals, those seeking to

convert Facebook fans to customers, and those concerned about growing numbers of mobile device users. This seminar is free for Oxford Hills Chamber and Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber members. For all others, the registration fee is $25. To register either call SCORE (743-0499) or go online at http://conta.cc/V5kO3P

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NORWAY — Norway Memorial Library will host Carol L. Welsh to present a reading from her recently released book, 360 Square:

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Last year, nearly 200 Bridgton children received Christmas gifts like warm coats, pants, and sweaters through the First Congregational Church’s Adopt-a-Child for Christmas clothing distribution program. In a continuing tough economy, organizers expect to serve even more children and families this year, and invite you or your business to participate by “adopting” one or more children. “Families struggling to make ends meet can have a tough time during the holidays,” said Charlotte Nolan, chairman of the Adopt-a-Child for Christmas Program. “Our program makes it possible for parents in need to get warm clothing – like a new pair of jeans, hats and gloves, or snow boots — for their children in time for Christmas. And when


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Calendar Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN Nov. 3 — Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., West Baldwin United Methodist Church, Rte. 113. Nov. 3 — Christmas Fair, 7 a.m. to noon, West Baldwin united Methodist Church, Rte. 113. BRIDGTON Nov. 1, 8 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Nov. 1, 8 — Pinochle, 1 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 1 — Knitting Circle, 2-4 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. Nov. 1 — Advanced Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. Nov. 1, 8 — Community Kettle Supper, 5-6 p.m., Community Center. Free to everyone. Nov. 1 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 2, 5, 7, 9 — Senior Fitness Jumpin’ James, 9-10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402, 6478026. Nov. 2 — Beginners’ Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. Nov. 2-29 — Exhibit of paintings by Jon Allan Marshall at Gallery 302, Main St., reception Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m. FMI: 647-2787. Nov. 2 — Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Nov. 2, 9 — Reading with Holly Dog, 3 p.m., library. Nov. 2 — Deadline for applications for help from Bruce Roberts Toy Fund, 5 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. Nov. 2 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Town Hall. Nov. 2, 9 — Woman’s Space, for women with substance abuse issues, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 3 — Annual Craft & Bake Sale by Bridgton Arts & Crafts, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., store at 12 Depot St. FMI: 452-2969. Nov. 3, 10 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center parking lot. Nov. 3 — Moose Pond Half Marathon and 5K Race, starts 10 a.m., Shawnee Peak Ski Resort, proceeds benefit Shawnee Peak Adaptive Program. Nov. 3 — Chili & Chowder Cook-Off Fundraiser, noon to 2 p.m., Alliance Church, Rte. 117. FMI: 344-4129. Nov. 3, 10 — Table Tennis, 14 p.m., Town Hall. All welcome, equipment provided free. FMI: 647-2847. Nov. 4 — Memorial Service for Second Advent Christian Church, 3 p.m., at building now used by Vineyard Church, 410 Main St. Nov. 5 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. Nov. 5 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center.

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Nov. 5 — Natural Childbirth Preparation Class, 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Birth House, 28 So. High St. FMI: 647-5968. Nov. 6 — Help with Medicare Open Enrollment with Stan Cohen, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Clinic Wing, Bridgton Hospital. Nov. 6 — Tai Chi Maine Beginner Set Practice, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 452-2239. Nov. 6, 10 — Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. Nov. 6 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. Nov. 6 — COPD Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 6 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 6 — Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 312, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. Nov. 6 — Youth Basketball Registration Night, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Municipal Complex back door, Iredale St. Deadline Nov. 9. FMI: 647-8786. Nov. 7 — Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 647-5968, ext. 108. Nov. 7 — Books are Fun Book Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgton Hospital, main lobby. FMI: 6476055. Nov. 7 — Early Literacy Group, 10:30 a.m., library. Nov. 7 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. Nov. 7 — Discover Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 7 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 7 — Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Town Hall. Nov. 8 — Chewonki Foundation Traveling Natural History Program, “Owls of Maine,” 5:30 p.m., Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Main St. FMI: 647-8580. Nov. 9 — Tunes for Tots, 10:30 a.m., library. Nov. 9 — Community Activities Coalition, for adults over 50, 5 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 9 — Easy Riders Snowmobile Club meeting/potluck, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Nov. 10 — Craft Fair by Ladies Guild, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Bridgton Congregational Church. Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Dinner hosted by Bridgton Community Center, noon, Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. Free to all veterans and families. BROWNFIELD Nov. 2, 9 — Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. Nov. 3 — Baked bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Church. CASCO Nov. 1, 8 — Senior Wii Bowling, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. Nov. 2, 9 — Parents and

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TURKEY SERVERS — The Bridgton Knights of Columbus kicked off the “turkey season” by preparing and serving a full turkey dinner at the Bridgton Community Center’s Community Kettle Dinner Oct. 25. From left are Roland Dube, Giles Labelle, Bob Pelletier, Richard King, Phil Gabardi and Roger Plante. Absent from the photo was Gary Broadhead, the master cook. BCC Executive Director Carmen Lone exclaimed that it was the “best squash ever.” Later, Labelle shared his secret, but Lone’s not telling. What she does want to do is thank the Knights for “the delightful meal and the pleasure of your company.” 1 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, FMI: 935-9232. Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Services, 10:45 a.m., Bradley Park. HARRISON Nov. 3 — Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, doors open 11:30 a.m., play starts 1 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Rd. Nov. 5 — Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., HES gym. Nov. 6 — Rec Cafe Dining, polling hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Harrison Town Office. Nov. 6 — Teen Sports Night, 6-8 p.m., HES gym. Nov. 7 — Cope group session, 6-8 p.m., Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508-633-0159. Nov. 8 — November Senior Social, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 583-2241. Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Public Supper, veterans eat free, meet & greet 4:15 p.m., dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m., VFW Post, Waterford Rd. LOVELL Nov. 1, 3 — Art Appreciation Sessions with Margaret Nomantana, 6:30 p.m. Mon., 9 a.m. to noon Sat., library. FMI: 925-6575. Nov. 3, 7, 10 — Lovell Rec Winter Program Sign-ups, 7-10 a.m. Nov. 3, 10, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7, New Suncook School. Nov. 4 — Spaghetti Supper by Youth Group, 5-7 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. Nov. 5 — Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., library. Nov. 5 — Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., library. Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Services, 9:45 a.m., Lovell Village. Nov. 11 — Battle of the Bowls Chili Challenge, noon to 2 p.m., Center Lovell Firehouse. FMI:

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RCHS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE members are, from left, Craig Sharkey, corresponding secretary; Pam Grant, vice president; Linda Alexander, secretary; Wayne Holmquist, co-trea- HIS ORIGINAL TYPEWRITER — A recent donation to the Raymond-Casco Historical surer; Rose Symonds, historian; Paul Edes, president; Elizabeth Bullen, curator; and Betty Society was the original typewriter of Earnest Knight, author to book at left, Reminiscences — War in The South Pacific and Duty in Japan. McDermott, treasurer.

Raymond-Casco Historical Society news CASCO — Yesterday: The Raymond Casco Historical Society was founded in 1971, and began holding regular meetings at the Raymond Town Office. After a few years the group met at various locations including the Raymond and Casco libraries. In 2008, by the very generous donation of Skip and Zeena Watkins, the group found a permanent home at what is now known as the Raymond-

Casco Historical Museum on Route 302 in Casco. (This is the building with the beautiful mural facing the Route 302). Over the past five years, the new building has allowed the society to grow and display a magnificent array of historical artifacts and items ranging from precious documents to genuine pump organs. Today: This year’s 2012-2013 current executive committee

members are Craig Sharkey, corresponding secretary; Pam Grant, vice president; Linda Alexander, secretary; Wayne Holmquist, co-treasurer; Rose Symonds, historian; Paul Edes, president; Elizabeth Bullen, curator; and Betty McDermott, treasurer. This year, at the RaymondCasco Historical Society, much has happened. They have had several donations to add to their displays, including historical

society founder Earnest Knight’s original typewriter, held in a display case created and donated by Tim Symonds. The society has also recently been entrusted with all of the archives of the Hall family, one of the original local families of our area. Tomorrow: The historical museum is currently closed for the winter, but will reopen again next spring, on Memorial Day Weekend. If you have never vis-

ited the museum, make it a point to do so next summer. There has never been an entrance fee, and admission will continue to be free in 2013. If you have already been to the museum in the past, come again, as they have so much more to offer than ever before. Next summer, they will have an additional barn, with much more to see. And don’t forget to view all of the antique cars, which are in truly one of a

kind. If you have a special donation that you would like to offer the historical society before they open next year, call Pam at 6552438. The Society would like to give a special “Thank You” to the Town of Raymond and Casco, and all of our other friends for their generous support, and helping us to have another great year!

What’s happening at the Raymond Library?

At a Glance • Thursday, Nov. 1 — Tar Sands Informational Forum, 6 p.m. at the library • Tuesday, Nov. 6 — Election Day • Monday, Nov. 12 — Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. at the library • Wednesday, Nov. 14 — Author Don Perkins, 6 p.m. at the library • Sunday, Nov. 18 — Gift baskets go on sale • Sunday, Nov. 25 — Annual Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. at the library • Sunday, Nov. 25 — Holiday Story Time, 4:30 p.m. at the library • Wednesday, Nov. 28 — Book Group, 7 p.m. at the library • Sunday, Dec. 9 — Annual Bake and Gift Basket Sale, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the library Tar Sands Informational Forum The Raymond Village Library welcomes a panel of speakers, who will talk about the pipeline issue at the library on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. They will discuss the proposed pipeline reversal of petroleum flow and potential impacts to the Lakes Region. Call the library at 655-4283, if you plan to attend, as seating is limited. For background information, visit the Raymond Conservation Commission’s webpage on the Town of Raymond website: http://raymondmaine.org/boards-committees/conservation-commission/information-portland-puipelinetar-sands-issue Pajama Story Time The amazing storyteller Jody Fein will once again delight at the Pajama Storytime, thanks to the generosity of the Raymond PTO. Jody is known for her fun, exciting and intriguing method of tale telling. This all happens on Monday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Come early. Remember, pajamas are the accepted dress code for all. Barns in Maine Don Perkins has a passion for barns. A former carpenter and woodworker with a longtime interest in timber framing, Don now puts his knowledge to the printed page revealing the history and craft of our barns. A freelance writer since 2005, Don penned a

series on local barns in 2007-8 for a Gray-New Gloucester weekly that garnered much interest, running for some 20 weeks. Another barn column appeared in the Advertiser Democrat in Norway for a year and a half. For seven years he wrote a weekly column on people and events for the Portland Press Herald. Don will be speaking at the library on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. He will discuss the three generations/types of barns that have appeared on Maine’s landscape and which are featured in his book: The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories. He will have books to sell/sign, which will make wonderful gifts for the upcoming holidays. This program is open to the public. For more information, call the library at 655-4283. Wish List for Basket Making Now that our gift baskets are so sought after during the holidays, the library is asking for your help. They need to have the following articles donated by generous patrons: clean small to medium-sized baskets; clean basket stuffing/decorative colored straw/shred; cellophane basket bags, medium to large; wide holiday colored ribbon for bow making; antique or new tea cups, coffee mugs and soup mugs; packets of individually-packed cookies, chips, popcorn or other snacks; individually-wrapped hard candies, candy canes and chocolates; mini packs of tea, coffee, cider mix, hot chocolate or soup; small holiday wooden or plastic tree decorations; holiday stems of silk flowers; small gift items or knickknacks or toys, for man, woman or child; and small gift books, for man, woman or child. Any of these donated items may be brought to the library until Nov. 11 during regular library hours, which are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gift Baskets This year the library is offering all sizes and types of baskets filled with goodies and gifts beginning Sunday, Nov. 18, as well as at the annual Bake Sale on Dec. 9. They will be available for sale at the library during regular library hours from Nov. 18 through December, until they are all gone.

Annual Tree Lighting The annual Tree Lighting will take place on the library lawn Sunday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. This community event is sponsored by the Raymond Lions Club in conjunction with the Raymond Village Library and begins the holiday season each year in Raymond. There will be a special story time beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the library, just before the tree lighting. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and festivities. Book Group The book group will meet at the library on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. November is Favorite Book Month, so each person is invited to give a short synopsis of a favorite book. The voting list for the 2013 season will be available to those who wish to choose next year’s reading. For more information, call the library at 655-4283. New Staff The library is pleased to welcome two new staff members to the Raymond Village Library. Jackie Sands is our new Youth Services Assistant, and Connie Bouchard has recently been hired as Library Assistant. Please make a point to meet and welcome Jackie and Connie the next time you come into the library. New Officers At the annual board meeting Oct. 10, new officers were elected: Christine Franz as president, and Shirley Bloom as copresident. Norma Richard is the secretary and Marie Connolly as treasurer. Other trustees are Elissa Gifford and Tad Smith. Annual Appeal December brings lovely cards and greetings from family and friends. With those notes will be a letter from the Raymond Library. This is the annual appeal letter, which is a very important fundraiser. When you plan and purchase holiday gifts for loved ones, the library asks that you please remember them.


Area events

November 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

Area Events A Depiction of 1912 Historic Events

STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College celebrates its 100th anniversary with the seventh of its Centennial Lecture Series on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Viola George Auditorium of Harold Alfond Hall at the Standish campus. The presentation of historical events from 1912 includes nostalgic narratives on Fenway Park, the Girl Scouts, the Titanic and Saint Joseph’s College. The event is free and open to the public, and features music and refreshments from the era. For more information, call 893-7930.

Roast pork supper at East Otisfield Free Baptist Church

EAST OTISFIELD — The East Otisfield Free Baptist Church will host its third public supper on Saturday, Nov. 10. There will be two settings: the first at 5 p.m., the second at 6 p.m. The church is located at 231 Rayville Road, off Route 121 in Otisfield. The menu will include roast pork, potato casserole, applesauce, carrots, rolls, salads and a pumpkin dessert. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Donations will benefit the Scholarship Fund, which assists local students pursuing post secondary education.

IRS workshop for small business

NORWAY — An IRS workshop, “Reaching Out to Small Business Owners about Filing Requirements and Business Recordkeeping for Federal Tax Purposes,” will be presented by Shawn Savage via video conference technology on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library. Savage works for the Internal Revenue Service as senior stakeholder liaison and leads IRS’ efforts to provide tax professionals and the small business community with the latest tax information and resources the IRS has to offer. This program is free of charge. Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. Nov. 13. To register, call 743-5309, ext. 1.

Workshop for financial professionals

STANDISH — The CPA Series at Saint Joseph’s College will hold a one-day workshop for certified public accountants and other financial professionals on Thursday, Nov. 15. The workshop will provide eight hours of continuing professional education credits toward licensing requirements, including one hour of ethics. The workshop will provide information about federal and state tax updates, trusts and estate planning, and business tax incentives. It will be held at Viola George Auditorium in Harold Alfond Hall on the Sebago Lake campus in Standish from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register, visit http://online.sjcme.edu/cpa or call 800-752-4723 for more information. The workshop fee of $129 includes refreshment breaks and lunch.

LOVE TO THE TROOPS — From left, Marie DeLisle, Jackie Cole, Joanne Vail, Sue Ackroyd and Nancy Libby Maynard, all members of the Mission Committee at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, fill troop “care packages” headed for local troops stationed in Afghanistan. The troops have been receiving the care packages from the church throughout the year. Members of the Mission Committee packaged goodies for the Oct. 3 mailing of boxes to seven different troop locations. Holiday packages will be sent Nov. 19. The church invites anyone who would like to add a little something to the boxes or furnish them with the name and address of someone serving, to please stop by the church at 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village. The church office is open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Let’s send love to the troops!

New ‘Friends of Naples Library’ forming NAPLES — November chill is in the air, the holiday season is Thursday, Nov. 8, 4-5 p.m. — Lego Club coming soon, and the Naples Library Board of Trustees is preparTuesday, Nov 13, 4 p.m. — Movie: Disney’s Brave ing to begin their annual appeal to patrons here and across the Thurs., Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m. — Thanksgiving Cookie country to continue supporting the mission of the Naples Public Decorating Library to serve all who come with free access to the Internet, all Library hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; their materials and programs for all ages. Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more A new “Friends of Naples Public Library” is being organized details, call the library at 693-6841 or visit www.naples.lib.me.us by a group of library patrons. The organization will fund raise for the benefit of the library. If you are interested in participating, contact Diane Monaco at 693-6586. In the Adult Library Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. — Scrabble in The Gathering Room Wednesday, Nov.14, 1:30 p.m. — Book Group will discuss Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m. — Craft workshop: Penny rug snowman; registration required Wednesday/Thursday, Nov. 21-22 — Library closed for Thanksgiving. Sat., Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Mini-art Sale and Cookie Walk Tues., Nov. 27, 7 p.m. — Scrabble in The Gathering Room Programs in the Children’s Library Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. — Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. — Storytime with Music Authorized by the candidate and paid for by Gordon A. Davis, Treasurer Thursdays at 6 p.m. — Pajama Storytime

FOR AGGRESSIVE NEW LEADERSHIP FOR WESTERN MAINE

★ George has superior qualifications in terms of preparation and experience. • Two earned doctorates and 28 years as a superintendent of schools managing concerns of significant interest to the local community.

★ George has a superior record of service to the local community. • Chaired study committee that won approval for a new elementary school in Fryeburg. • Volunteers regularly at the Brownfield Food Pantry and is working to find them a new permanent home. • Serves on the board of directors of the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and has been instrumental in bringing its educational programs to our local schools.

★ George will fight to support important issues facing our local communities and our state as a whole. • Stands for helping Maine’s small businesses to create jobs by offering assistance and by cutting non useful regulations. • Believes in requiring government to live within its means. • Committed to the further reform of welfare and the rooting out of abuse. • Believes in the need to provide a strong educational system for the ongoing future of the state. Also believes in the need to give more focus to vocational and technical training geared to job needs that exist within the state. • Stands for the maintenance of second amendment rights as currently prevail.

• Active member of the Fryeburg Area Rotary serving in numerous programs of community outreach. • Treasurer of the First Congregational Church in Fryeburg working to provide for its various programs of community service.

Dr. Cunningham is open to hearing from people of the district and invites anyone who would like to assist him in his campaign to call or to email him at: .

I have known and worked with George for nearly 20 years. He is an outstanding leader – someone who can and will achieve exceptional results for Western Maine over the next several years

State Senator David. R. Hastings, Dist. 13

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November 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

FA left feeling blue Blazes grind out playoff win

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer WESTBROOK — Facing an offensive juggernaut, it is never good to be missing key players. With two starters already out, Fryeburg Academy was unable to weather the loss of additional key players during a critical second quarter during Saturday’s playoff game against second-seed Westbrook. The Blue Blazes left the Raiders in a haze by halftime and rolled to a 34-8 victory to advance in the Class B West playoffs. Westbrook (7-2) will meet York this Saturday. The Wildcats pummeled Mountain Valley, 43-0 Friday night. Junior halfback Collin Joyce rushed for 135 yards on 14 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 14 and 35 yards to power the Blue Blazes potent ground game to 317 yards. Fryeburg Academy finishes the year at 4-5. It was the team’s first playoff appearance since 2007. “You saw on both lines of scrimmage, they were more stout. We rarely got to their second level. They figured with Andrew (Rascoe) out they

could play more man defense and stack the line,” FA Coach David Turner said. “It often comes down to 1-on-1 battles at the line, and they won those.” Fryeburg caught a break early when senior corner Kyle Bonner, who was battling a hamstring injury, intercepted a pass along the far sideline at the FA-15, ending a 10-play opening drive for the Blazes. Unfortunately, the big break was short lived. Fryeburg had trouble with reserve quarterback Billy Rascoe making a pitch, resulting in a fumble and a recovery by Westbrook’s David Breunig at the FA-14. Joyce scored on the next play, slipping several tackle tries along the right side, to scamper 14 yards for the score. FA’s Ryan Buzzell tipped away the two-point conversion pass with 7:23 left in the first quarter. “Any time you get a stop against a powerful offensive team — they (Westbrook) put up 50 against York — you hope then that the very least you do is punt the ball, that’s the worst case scenario. Unfortunately, we gave them the ball right

back,” Coach Turner said. “You hope can win the turnover battle and convert them into points. Obviously, they were better at that today than we were.” The Raiders regrouped and engineered a four-minute drive, which moved the ball from the FA-38 to the W-36. But, the effort fizzled when three passes sailed over receivers’ heads. Fryeburg would move into Westbrook territory to start the second quarter, courtesy of a pass interference penalty — the Blue Blazes had a whooping 160 penalty yards on 17 flags — but the Raiders were unable to convert on a third down as Devine Dockery, who had a 200 yard game against Westbrook in the first meeting — was tossed back for a yard loss, forcing a punt. Dockery saw little daylight all afternoon as the Blue Blazes defense limited the FA senior to just 27 yards on 15 carries. Westbrook defenders swarmed to the ball carrier, often unloading hard shots. A fumble recovery by Dockery at 8:08 stopped the next Westbrook possession,

OUT OF ACTION — Fryeburg Academy quarterback Billy Rascoe feels the pain of a Westbrook hit following a second half carry in Saturday’s playoff game. Rascoe was forced to the bench. He receives medical attention here from FA athletic trainer, Jen Verrill. but the Blue Blazes finally pieced together a scoring drive behind a spark from junior quarterback Kyle Heath. Heath pulled off a nifty fake hand-off inside, which seemed to freeze FA defenders, and then darted outside for WESTBROOK, Page C

Blazes 34 Raiders 8 19

CHASING DOWN A LOOSE BALL — Westbrook running back Collin Joyce looks to recover a fumbled ball before Raider defenders Ian MacFawn (left) and Tanner Wentworth close in during first quarter action Saturday. The Blue Blazes rolled to a 34-8 victory.

DIVING CATCH — FA receiver Jake Thurston hauls in a two-point conversion pass and just lands on the goal line during the fourth quarter against Westbrook in the first-round of the Class B West playoffs.

First Downs: FA 10, WK

Penalties: FA 4-30, WK 17-160 Rushing: FA 31-59, WK 46-317 Passing: FA 6-19-60, WK 5-11-79 Total offense: FA 119, WK 396 FA Rushing: Devine Dockery 15-27, Billy Rascoe 11-34, Ben Southwick 4(9), Jake Thurston 1-7. FA Passing: Ryan Buzzell 2-8, Bright Amoako 3-49, Jake Thurston 1-3. Tackles (solo, assist, total): Kyle Bonner 33-6, Devine Dockery 2-3-5, Andrew Lyman 2-1-3, Sulo Burbank 04-4, Kevin Reardon 4-37, Zach Sheehan 5-4-9, Bright Amoako 2-2-4, Ian MacFawn 5-1-6, Ryan Buzzell 3-2-5, Jake Thurston 1-0-1, Billy Rascoe 1-0-1, Cody Loewe 2-2-4, Willy MacFawn 10-1, Greg Sargent 0-1-1, Winston Richards 1-1-2, Nicholis L’Hereux-Carland 0-1-1, Kyle Provencher 10-1, Joe Slattery 1-0-1. Interception: Kyle Bonner Fumble Recovery: Devine Dockery

Leland in playoffs; Hartford returns Tavish Leland of Bridgton was recognized on Senior Day as the Elms College men’s soccer team’s only senior. During his four-year collegiate career, Tavish scored 15 goals and had 11 assists for the Blazers. A four-year starter, his 41 career points place Tavish sixth on the Elms’ all-time list. During his junior year, he had nine goals and nine assists, resulting in a Second Team All-New England Collegiate Conference selection for the second time. Tavish plays forward. Located in Chicopee, Mass., Elms entered the NECC tournament as the third-seed after compiling an 8-7-2 overall record and a 4-2-1 conference mark. The Blazers were scheduled to meet sixthseed Southern Vermont College on Wednesday. Elms defeated SVC in their only meeting, 4-1. Tavish is a sociology/criminal justice major, and is the son of Dagny and Dan Leland of Bridgton. Hartford to play against BA Lake Region grad Alex Hartford and his

Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team will play at Bridgton Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. SMCC is currently 2-0 with 81-60 victory over St. Thomas and 91-46 win over Dalhousie at the Can-Am Tournament held at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Hartford had 10 points and seven rebounds against Dalhousie and 8 points and five rebounds against St. Thomas. At 6-foot-2, Hartford is a starter as a freshman. The game will be the season opener for Coach Whit Lesure’s Bridgton Academy Wolverines. “This will likely to be a pretty competitive game,” Coach Lesure said. “I’m pleased for Alex that he is continuing to play ball at the college level, and while I did not get to know him in the way I had the opportunity to work with Matt (Langadas) and Derek (Mayo), I know that his continuing success demonstrates to the young guys in this community what passion for the game of basketball can bring you.”

BRIGHT WINS THE BATTLE — Raider receiver Bright Amoako (left) was able to gain possession of this pass from back-up quarterback Ben Southwick and then made several nifty moves to score a 35-yard touchdown. (Rivet Photos)

I’VE GOT YOU — Fryeburg defensive back Kyle Bonner prevents a Westbrook player from scoring by grabbing hold of the runner’s ankle.

Lake Region fall sports All-Conference selections Lake Region varsity fall athletes named to Western Maine All-Conference teams include: Field Hockey: Lucy Fowler, first team; Kristina Morton and Kayleigh Lepage, second team. Girls’ Soccer: Sydney Hancock, first team. Golf: Adam Falk, WMC champion.

Harlem Rockets to play LR Dream Team Nov. 14

Tavish Leland Senior forward at Elms

The Harlem Rockets will take on the Laker Dream Team on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the high school gymnasium. Advanced tickets are $7 and can be purchased by calling Judy Morin at LRHS at 693-6221, ext. 231. Tickets sold at the door will be $8. Proceeds benefit the Lake Region girls’ basketball program.


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Moose Pond Half Marathon, 5K Saturday, Nov. 3 will officially kick off the ski season festivities at Shawnee Peak Ski Resort as they host the first Moose Pond Half Marathon and 5K Race. All race proceeds will benefit the Shawnee Peak Adaptive Program. The road race is set to begin at 10 a.m. with registration opening three hours prior. All racers looking for more information or to sign up can do so online at moosepondhalf.com This fundraising effort began as a standalone road race, but has grown to be a fun day out for families or individuals itching to start thinking about the snow. Local businesses have also shown support for the cause. Sportshaus is running a tent sale, Shawnee peak will be open for season pass printing, and guests may grab a barbecue lunch or chat with one of the race sponsors. “Shawnee Peak is excited to kick off the 2012-13 season supporting such a great cause. Our Adaptive Program is a long running nonprofit that benefits many athletes with mental and physical handicaps. We are also excited to see our season pass holders and share with them the improvements we have made for our 75th year of operation. We are pumped for a stellar winter and look forward to seeing everyone at our kick-off event!” says Shawnee Peak’s Josh Harrington. To learn more about the mountain and special offers, visit www.shawneepeak.com

Register for Gasping Gobler 5K LOVELL — Runners and walkers are invited to take part in the 7th Annual Gasping Gobbler 5K Walk & Run set for Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. The 3.1-mile course is at the Lovell Athletic Fields on Smarts Hill Road. The popular race benefits the Lovell Recreation Department’s youth and adult programs, helping to make them affordable and accessible. The course consists of three wheel-measured loops around the grass and dirt perimeter of the athletic complex and simulates many school cross-country courses and is very spectator friendly. The first 80 entrants receive a special Gasping Gobbler premium! Register online at www.RunReg.com or visit www. Lovell5k.com to download a registration form. The cost is $12 if you pre-register by Nov. 14 and $15 from Nov. 15 to race day. A family rate of $30 is for three members and $6 for each additional participant. Refreshments and awards will be presented after the race at the Lovell VFW Hall. Turkey awards go to first place male and female runners, first place walker and “middle of the pack,” as well as age category prizes and ribbons for the Top 10 walkers. For more information, contact Stan Tupaj at 925-1500 or stan@fairpoint.net

Giving Thanks Turkey Day 5K HARRISON — Get your walking/running shoes on and join your family and friends for the first Turkey Day 5K, on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22 beginning at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. Pre-registration forms may be found at the Harrison and Bridgton Town Offices and libraries, the Village Tie-Up, Main Street Graphics and Main Street Variety, or by contacting Barb Stauble at 583-4445. A $20 registration fee will be collected and donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, which provides care to critically ill children regardless of their ability to pay. The race will start at the Harrison Post Office and end at the Greenwood Manor Inn on Tolman Road in Harrison with prizes and goodies awarded to the top finishers in seven age categories. The coordinators of the race would like to thank the following area businesses for their donations of prizes, money and efforts: The Greenwood Manor Inn, The Village Tie Up, Crystal Lake Spa, Olde Mill Tavern, The Market Basket, St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild, and the Knights of Columbus. Running in the morning…stuffing in the afternoon.

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Three Denmark Mountain Hikers on the trail to Peaked Mountain.

(Photo by John Patrick)

Freedom of the Hills: Peaked Mtn. “Upon our loftiest White Mountain peak, Filled with the freshness of untainted air, We sat, nor cared to listen or to speak To one another, for the silence there Was eloquent with God’s presence…” — From “In a Cloud Rift” by Lucy Larcom

Peaked Mountain is not clear, but it is a popular name for mountains. There is at least one other Peaked Mountain in New Hampshire, in West Swanzey at 1,168 feet. There is a Peaked Mountain (or Hill) in Sebago, and several other Peaked Mountains scattered around the state. The Denmark Mountain Hikers have climbed both Peaked Mountain and its neighbor, Middle Mountain, and recommend both. The trails are

well maintained and prominently marked with paint blazes and trail signs, the slopes are moderate, and hikers are rewarded with a nice variety of scenic vistas for relatively little effort. Peaked and Middle Mountains would be great hikes to bring kids along. Hike facts Peaked Mountain is located in Carroll County, North Conway, N.H. Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Trail distance (one way):

2.1 miles Hiking times (one way): 1 hour 40 minutes (book time) Elevation: 1,739 feet Vertical gains: 1,200 feet Coordinates: N44° 2’ 38” W71° 5’ 26” Topographic Map: USGS North Conway East 7.5-minute quad Directions to the trailhead: From Routes 16/302 or from the North-South Bypass in North Conway, take Artist Falls PEAKED, Page C

By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Peaked Mountain is a modest, but prominent peak just east of the village of North Conway, N.H. and visible from the Route 16 bypass. It, along with Middle Mountain and Rattlesnake Mountain, form the western side of the Green Hills Preserve. The Green Hills Preserve was established through the efforts of local conservationists and the Nature Conservancy starting in 1990. The climb to the 1,739-foot summit of Peaked Mountain is a moderate 2.1 miles, taking only about one hour and 40 minutes. The summit is a pointed, grassy knoll mostly bare except for a few pine trees. The views from the summit of the Presidentials and the Mount Washington Valley make the modest effort well Mount Chocorua and the village of North Conway from the summit of Peaked worthwhile. (Photo by John Patrick) The origin of the name Mountain.

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November 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Playoff: Westbrook leaves Raiders feeling blue, 34-8 (Continued from Page C) 27 yards before Zach Sheehan made the stop. Heath would pick up another first down, but paid dearly for the 12-yard burst as Bonner drilled the quarterback, forcing him to the sideline. No problem. Senior Cale Bolling shifted from running back to quarterback, and con-

nected with Breunig for a 17yard pick-up on third down, setting up a 35-yard touchdown run by Joyce with 4:43 left until halftime. Bolling added the two-point conversion. Fryeburg gained good field position on a 45-yard kick-off return by Dockery, but Rascoe pitched an interception by outside linebacker Noah Collins.

Westbrook drove 66 yards on 10 rushing plays as Bolling bulled in from four yards out. Fryeburg’s defense was weakened with the temporary loss of senior Ian MacFawn, who went to the sideline with a shin injury. “Defensively, we certainly played a lot better today. We went through a period where

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ON A COLLISON COURSE — FA returner Cody Loewe prepares for a collision with Westbrook’s David Breunig. Bolling scored from a yard out. The big play was a 28-yard pass completion from Heath to Breunig as Sheehan made a saving tackle. The Raiders challenged the Westbrook defense with a solid drive at the end of the third quarter, converting a fourth down play at the FA-33 as reserve quarterback Ben Southwick, filling in for injured starter Billy Rascoe, snagged a high snap and beat two Westbrook defenders to the outside for a four-yard gain. Southwick completed 3-of4 passes, including a 9-yarder on fourth down to Bright

visualtour.com #0291-1410 Harrison – Exceptional waterfront with 150 ft. of sandy beach on Long Lake. This custom contemporary has 3+ bedrooms, 3 baths and master suite. $925,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1072939)

Naples – This cute home has almost 1 acre with privacy, is close to Naples Village and includes 2 bedrooms, bath, living room/kitchen. Motivated Seller! Great starter home. $107,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1069794)

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visualtour.com #0260-7328 Naples – Long Lake getaway at an affordable price. 45 ft. on the East Shore! Enjoy gorgeous sunset views from your dock or deck. 28 ft. camper included. $169,500. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1052962)

we had people out and they just gashed us inside. We were pretty thin for a while. They took advantage and scored twice in a short period of time,” Coach Turner said. “Kyle (Bonner) didn’t practice all week. We couldn’t play him on offense because of a bad hamstring. He wasn’t 100% but played tough.” Down 20-0 at the half, Coach Turner and his staff, as well as some veteran players, preached the need to keep playing hard despite the deficit. “We had to just come out and play our game. Last time, we didn’t play a good defensive game and this time we didn’t play a good offensive game. Stuff happens. It didn’t work out our way this time, but it did for Westbrook,” senior Ian MacFawn said. “I love my team for the fact we don’t quit. We always battle.” MacFawn battled through the shin injury to return to action, which made a difference stopping the Westbrook ground attack. MacFawn finished with six tackles on the day. “The good thing was we kept playing. In the second half, we wanted to be sure we kept playing. We had that spell in the second quarter, which we lose two or three guys then have to shift people around. You can’t help but at that point to get down a little. We already had one of our emotional leaders out, then Kyle is dinged up. We fought through it in the second half,” Coach Turner said. Westbrook went up 26-0 as

Naples – 16+ acres with 675 ft. water frontage on Brandy Pond! Previously a family campground. Surveyed for 8 potential lots! $1,500,000. Connie Eldridge 831-0890 (MLS 1060941)

Naples – Prime Sebago Lake property with a very sunny and private setting. Property has nearly 4500 sq. ft. of thoughtfully-planned living space with 173 ft. on lake with 2 docks. $1,200,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1070506)

visualtour.com #0286-5872 Naples – Lovely 3-bedroom Colonial with finished bonus room on 3rd level. Home is in an upscale neighborhood (Madison Heights), and sets on 1.8 acres. $199,000. Connie Eldridge 831-0890 (MLS 1066833)

Naples – Well-landscaped 4-season home is a gem! Tucked on a private lot in a nice neighborhood with rights to 2 lovely beaches and dock on Sebago Lake. $319,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1065215)

Oxford – Possible Owner Financing. Water on both sides, frontage on 2 ponds. Really cute primitive cabin with large porch. Good expansion possibilities. Peaceful and quiet location. $124,900. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 1057469)

Amoako and Westbrook was flagged for pass interference as the Raiders moved into Blue Blazes territory. But, the rookie QB made a mistake, slinging a pass to the outside, which was picked off by Joyce, who returned it 65yards for a Westbrook score with 10:02 left in the game. Down 34-0, the Raiders refused to pack it in. After corner Ryan Buzzell stopped Joyce for no gain on a fourth down pitch play, Fryeburg prevented the Blue Blazes from recording a shutout. Jake Thurston gained seven yards, and Dockery added 12 more to put the ball into Westbrook territory with under 4 minutes left. Southwick then snapped off a pass over the middle, which Amoako out battled Westbrook senior cornerback Kyle Schumacher for the ball. Amoako made a couple of quick cuts to break free for a 35-yard touchdown with 3:06 left. Southwick completed the 2-point conversion pass to Thurston, who made a diving catch right at the goal line. “We hung around early, but if we could have gotten out of the second quarter with a little less damage, who knows what might have happened. We played hard. We played tough. I’m proud of the team. We fought to get into the playoffs and fought to the end,” Coach Turner said. “We played tough, but just didn’t make enough plays.” While the loss did sting, senior Ian MacFawn took some solace in how far the Raiders did go this fall. “We shoot to make the playoffs every year, but it seems we’re so close each year but just don’t make it. This year, we finally got it done. It didn’t work out today, but we’re happy as hell to get there,” he said. “The difference? Getting RAIDERS, Page C

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Standish – Nice Colonial with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, on ±.92 acre. Convenient to North Windham. Tile and wood floors, master with bath, 2car garage. $264,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1072671)

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Windham – Stunning Cape, completely remodeled, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1st floor master with private bath. New furnace, kitchen, windows, etc.! Great location. $179,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1070968)

Standish – Solid 2-bedroom Split Level with large 2-car detached garage and additional storage shed. Potential to finish area in basement. $149,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1072681)

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STANDISH – SEBAGO LAKE – ±50 ft. of gradual entry, sandy frontage comes with this 2-bedroom home with finished basement and family room with detached 2-car garage, with finished basement to 1-bedroom with bath and living room made into a cute guest cottage. Separate storage building. $464,900. MLS #1054936

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HARRISON – LONG LAKE RIGHT-OF-WAY – Beautifully-maintained California layout. 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch with lots of glass and privacy, setting on ±5-acre lot steps away from 2 ROWs to Long Lake. 2-car garage under, large deck, cathedral ceilings, etc. Only $269,900. MLS #1047625

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LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND Bridgton – Very pretty lot close to Shawnee Peak, area golfing and lovely lakes. Lot has stone walls and small pond. $14,900. Nancy Hanson, 8388301. (MLS 982129)

Casco – 1.5-acre lot on high-visibility Rte. 302. 220 ft. on highway. Well, septic, paving complete. Seller would consider some financing to qualified buyer. $129,900. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (MLS 1058637)

Sebago – NEW LISTING – Peaceful setting, nicely-wooded 19-acre lot. Build your dream home close to area recreational amenities. $63,000. Lauri Shane Kinser, 310-3565. (MLS 1072933)

Bridgton – ±2.1-acre lot is ready to be split, survey available. Build your home on one and sell the other, or keep it as it is! $29,0000. Connie Eldridge, 8310890. (MLS 1059550)

Harrison – NEW LISTING – Build your home on this 1.8-acre lot with gorgeous views of Crystal Lake and shared beach with dock allowance. $82,400. Kamal Perkins-Bridge, 630-303-1456. (MLS 1072689)

Sweden – NEW LISTING – View easements protect your special view of Mt. Washington and Western Mtns. Underground power and paved roads. Close to skiing, lakes and hiking. $99,500. Ray Austin, 310-3565. (MLS 1072805)

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HARRISON – Come make this lovely home, in a quiet, serene setting, your own. Year round or vacation getaway with “4-Season” recreation at your back door. Warm and inviting interior, hardwood and ceramic tile, open concept living area with cathedral ceiling, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, mudroom. $177,500. MLS #1072358

LIVERMORE – Great value for this beautifullymaintained 2-bedroom, 1-bath Ranch with 2-car garage on lovely landscaped lot. Many updates, energy-efficient FHW heat, screened-in breezeway/porch, deck, new flooring and workshop in basement. Just move in and enjoy your new home! $139,500. MLS #1073086

BRIDGTON – Photos do not do home justice! Glass to the ceiling, Brazilian cherry floors, open kitchen with granite countertops, stone fireplace in living room, separate 3-season room, separate over-the-water bunkhouse, sandy gradual entry, detached 3-bay garage. $749,900. MLS #1048659

~ LAND LISTINGS ~ STOW – NEW PRICE – Build your dream home or vacation getaway on this 2.7-acre surveyed lot. Peaceful setting, easy year round access, utilities at roadside, soil tested. This lot has views… waiting for your personal touch to balance the landscape and vista. $28,500. MLS #1066623 CASCO – SOLD – ±11-acre parcel for Only $59,900. Property has road frontage on 3 roads. Great deal for the money! MLS #1069417

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Regional sports

Upcoming Bridgton Recreation events

News from the Bridgton Rec Department: Youth Basketball. Bridgton Rec is holding a Registration Night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for families to get forms in. If you are not able to deliver forms during business hours, please stop by the town office back entrance on Iredale Street during this time. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 9. Forms have been distributed through Stevens Brook Elementary School and are available online at www. bridgtonmaine.org/res_recreation.php as well as available at the Bridgton Town Office. Parents/Coaches’ meeting and clinic: The Lake Region Youth Basketball Parents/Coaches Meeting and Youth Clinics will take place at Lake Region High School on Saturday, Nov. 17. Youth attending the clinics must be at the high school by 8:30 a.m. The parents’ and coaches’ meeting begins at 9 a.m. The parents’ meeting is mandatory for all participants in the Lake Region Youth Basketball program. Contact Tom Tash for more information at 647-8786. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym: This free drop-in program returns to the Town Hall building at 26 North High Street. Open to grades 3-12 with split gym to accommodate

differing levels of skill. Open gym is Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. There is no charge. Ping Pong: Join Bill Preis every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Town Hall for Rec Open Ping Pong. Come down to show your skills or just to watch some of the community’s best players. All are welcome! Call Bill Preis for more information at 647-2847. There is no charge. Senior Fitness “Jumpin’ Janes” held at the Town Hall, this program keeps you movin’ every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. Call Dot Kimball at 647-2402 or Jean Gilman at 647-8026 for more information. Free of charge. Aerobic Dance: Dee Miller instructs an aerobics dance class for all ages in the Town Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. Call Dee Miller for more information at 647-9599. Cost: $5 per class. Adult Indoor Soccer on Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Join Ed Somers and an active group of indoor soccer players at the Town Hall. Bring appropriate attire and footwear. Free of charge. Zumba Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. Contact Vicki Toole for cost and information. Tai Chi beginners pro-

RAIDER 8TH GRADE FIELD HOCKEY TEAM members at Molly Ockett Middle School include: (front, left to right) Kyla Towne, Hannah Frye, Emma Allocco and Taylor Kruger; (back row) Alyssa Allen, Janelle Wiesemann, Joelle Buzzell, Kallan Charest and Alexis Charles.

grams Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; advanced program Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Town Hall. Program is free.

Cardio Kickboxing: Fall two-month session runs every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) from 6 to 7 p.m. until Dec. 20. Fee is $5. Contact Jenn for more information at jentrin@ roadrunner.com

Wood Carving Group: A new program where wood carvers with some experience can get together to share projects and techniques! The program meets every Wednesday at the ice rink building behind the

Town Hall (26 North High Street) from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring a project and enjoy some light refreshments with a dozen likeminded carvers! Contact Tash for more information at 6478786. Program is free.

The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating during the month of November as follows: Sunday, Nov. 11, 18, 25 from noon to 2 p.m. Every Sunday, Sticks and Pucks, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from noon to 2 p.m.

Fridays, Nov. 2 and 16 from 6 to 8 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. Note: charges do apply for all Bridgton residents. For more information regarding adult leagues, learn to skate, scheduling and other programs, contact Rink Manager Steve Ryan at 647-7637. The arena is located on the Bridgton Academy campus.

(Continued from Page C) our blocks set up more. Last year, our line didn’t execute as well as we should have. This year, we did a better job knowing where to go and who to hit.” Believing the Raiders have a good number of underclassmen who can make a similar

run next year, MacFawn said the key will be for hiss mates to “believe in themselves” and that “teammates will do their job and we’ll be just fine.” Coach Turner hopes the successful run will indeed inspire returnees to put in the necessary off-season work required to be playoff con-

tenders. “The message this past week in meetings was we reached a goal to make the playoffs but now we want to win the game and play well,” Coach Turner said. “They had a taste, and now you hope it transfers into the off-season and carries over to next year.”

(Continued from Page C) Road and follow it under the railroad track overpass. After 0.4 miles, take a right onto Thompson Road. A small Town of Conway/ Pudding Pond Conservation Area signed parking lot will be on the right about 0.3 miles further, just before the power lines. Please do not park at the end of Thompson Road. Trail information: The Peaked Mountain Trail, Pudding Pond Trail and Middle Mountain Trail follow the same route from the parking lot to an information kiosk at 0.2 miles. From there, the Peaked Mountain and Middle Mountain trails diverge left, cross the power line and go through a gap in a snow fence. The combined trails follow an old woods road climbing very gently. At 0.7 miles, the trail enters

the Green Hills Preserve and at a trail junction the Peaked Mountain Trail goes left and the Middle Mountain Trail goes straight, climbing moderately. The Peaked Mountain Trail ascends ledges with views and wanders through pretty stands of red pine. At 1.9 miles, the Middle Mountain connector trail diverges to the right and the Peaked Mountain Trail climbs the final ledges to the summit. It is recommended that hikers refer to a trail guide for more details in planning a trip. The AMC White Mountain Guide has more information on Peaked Mountain. What to bring: Good boots, rain or wind gear, touring poles, tick and mosquito repellant in season, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, matches, map and compass,

trail guide, flashlight and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! If you are hiking during hunting season, wear something blaze orange to help make yourself visible. The next hiking column will be on Pine Mountain north of Pinkham Notch, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.

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Denmark – Immaculate 3-bedroom, 2bath, 4-season vacation home with 100 ft. gradual sandy beach frontage on Hancock Pond. Numerous recent updates include new vinyl siding, windows and doors, new metal roof, new drilled well, new septic and storage shed. Fully-furnished! $384,900.

W. Paris – Attractive raised ranch with in-law apartment OR homebased business! Use your imagination. Full, finished walkout basement. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, lovely landscaped yard with multiple fruit trees, paved driveway and 2-car garage................................$179,900.

North Bridgton – 4-bedroom colonial, set on a private, sunny lot with farmer’s porch, master suite, open kitchen/living area, stone fireplace, Brazilian cherry floors, 2.5 baths, 2-car garage and tons of living space........................$276,767.

Bridgton – Very charming Log home setting on .77 acre. With open concept and Bricked Russian fireplace, brick hearth in kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bath on 2nd level. Detached barn/garage. .... ................................................$129,000.

Bridgton – Rustic Maine cottage on desirable Woods Pond. Very private for that getaway retreat or build new with 30% expansion. Bunkhouse adds to expansion potential. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath.........................................$270,000.

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Bridgton – GOLFERS! Situated on the 18th Fairway of Bridgton Highlands Country Club, this is your perfect getaway from it all. Relax and enjoy! Play golf in the summer and ski in the winter. You’ll love this spacious 3-bedroom town home with loft. Enjoy the warm fireplace and deck overlooking the golf course........................................$187,500.

Bridgton – ±6.5-acre parcel with over 300 ft. of road frontage. Protective Covenants. Nicely-situated within minutes to Shawnee Peak Ski Resort, Moose Pond and downtown Bridgton. Electric at street....$58,900. Harrison – Beautiful 8-acre lot with stunning views of Mt. Washington, Shawnee Peak and more in quality subdivision with paved road.............. ..............................................$75,000.

Bridgton – Open concept space for year round entertaining! 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 3-season enclosed porch, fireplace, butler’s pantry and many updates and improvements....$249,900.

Harrison – Over 30 acres with 700 ft. road frontage. When cleared, should have beautiful mountain views. Land abuts Skyview Estates.... ................................................$70,000. Bridgton – Wooded building lot in great Highland Lake subdivision, offering beach rights to sandy beach. Docks also available. Soil tested and plenty of room on this 1.5-acre lot.... ..............................................$55,000.

Bridgton – 3-bedroom Cape on large lot in very private South Bridgton location. Custom kitchen with cherry woodwork. Cathedral ceiling, recessed lighting, walkout basement with family room. Large deck overlooking yard....... .................................................$149,900.

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We have the best cottages and homes in the area available for your perfect vacation. Whether you’re looking for rustic and charming, or modern and sophisticated, we have the perfect place to make your dreams come true.

Bridgton – Make your hobby pay off with this lovely 10-room in-town home on 1 1/2 acres! Attached barn is perfect for crafter’s workshop OR use handyman skills to make this your perfect dream home. Great location for home business or cafe. Home also has 200 ft. waterfront on Stevens Brook and lovely landscaping. Seller financing available. .$114,900.

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Macs, Cortlands, Macouns, Honey Crisp, Red & Golden Delicious – Cider, Pies & Pumpkins – WE HAVE BALDWINS FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO COOK! PICK YOUR OWN HAS ENDED BUT WE STILL HAVE LOTS OF APPLES LEFT! FREE MACOUNS… Drops Ava ilable If you haven’t tried this apple, we’ll give you some! “The only items in the stand that aren’t from Maine are the Apple Crisp Mix and some of the customers!”

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Otisfield – The perfect getaway for folks who like lots of wood, high ceilings and wide open spaces! This utterly charming Ward Log home boasts 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, porch, deck, paved drive, large serene backyard, full finished walkout basement and more. Move-in ready........................$199,500.

PWD stories STANDISH — The Portland Water District presents Little Lake Stewards Story Time, a monthly event for children ages 3 to 6, at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center. Registration is required: call 774-5961, ext. 3320 or e-mail sebagolake@pwd.org For the months of November through April, PWD asks for a donation of $2 per session or $10 per entire series to support local loon preservation. Other dates and themes include: Nov. 16, A Touch of Thanksgiving Dec. 14, Warm in the Winter Jan. 18, Winter Water Fun Feb. 22, Move Like An Animal March 22, No Place Like Home April 19, Here Comes the Sun The Sebago Lake Ecology Center is located at 1 White Rock Road, Standish, at the intersection of Routes 237 and 35.


Fun & games

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This week’s puzzle Theme: Famous athletes ACROSS 1. Like winters in the North, e.g. 6. Western omelet ingredient 9. One of the Three Bears 13. Japanese port 14. International Labor Organization 15. Peeled or trimmed 16. Drawing support 17. A nervous ___ 18. Plural of #10 Down 19. *Most decorated Olympian 21. Unwelcome to a comedian 23. High rocky hill 24. Ditto 25. Wear and tear 28. Opposite of warp in weaving 30. Exhort 35. South of Market Area in San Francisco 37. Like Oscar in “The Odd Couple” 39. Composer of American military marches 40. Wing-shaped 41. *2002 gold medal skater, Hughes 43. Angelina’s husband 44. Like a wall covered with certain evergreen 46. Hurtful remark 47. *Quipping Hall-of-Famer 48. *PGA great, Byron 50. Snakelike sushi staple 52. Last word of “America, the Beautiful” 53. Wasn’t straight 55. Romanian money 57. *He led an army? 60. *”His Airness” 63. Rub hard

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DOWN 1. Tiller’s tool 2. Hurry! 3. Poison ivy woe 4. Clay pigeon shooting 5. Render something holy 6. Not misses 7. *Rhyming fighter 8. Cafe order 9. Central to NYC 10. Seed cover 11. *Soccer great known by single name 12. Online pop-ups 15. *Reggie Miller’s team 20. *Ali seem to relish it 22. Down Under bird 24. With an illustrious past? 25. *Fastest man on Earth 26. To crack, as in case 27. Inbox letter 29. We pledge allegiance to it 31. Pass 32. Continental money 33. Missouri River tributary 34. *Bela Karolyi prodigy 36. Mars, to the Greeks 38. *He was passed by Hammerin’ Hank 42. Conversation starter 45. Sorrows

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GRAY — The Maine Wildlife Park will close for the 2012 season on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. Since Sunday is also Veterans Day, the park will recognize and thank all past and present Maine military personnel and veterans for their service to our country by offering free park admission for each and their immediate families on our final day of operation for 2012. The wildlife park has seen great attendance at big events such as the annual “Nite Hike,” Pow-Wow, Rick Charette concert and HalloweenFest. It certainly appears that the park will have hosted over 100,000 visitors this season! They would like to thank all of their patrons for visiting us during this sea-

son, and hope to see everyone back in 2013. Make a plan to visit the park one more time in the next two weeks to see and photograph the big bull moose sporting a 58inch rack of antlers. You can also check out the bears, fattening and furring up for their winter sleep, appreciate the deer with their rich brown winter coats and full sets of antlers, and admire the foxes and coyotes in their luxurious winter fur. The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW.

The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; visitors must leave the premises by 5 p.m. Admission to the park is free

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Boat, fish, swim, ski, snowmobile, hike, bike…or just relax! Three-bedroom home boasts three levels of living, two baths, deck, screened porch, hot tub, fireplace, large yard, picnic area, and two-car garage. Extensive frontage on Moose Pond. Acreage includes back lot. Now offered at $379,000.

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BRIDGTON – Wonderful in-town home with many recent updates, new kitchen, new bathroom, newlysanded hardwood floors, recentlypainted, move right in. This home also has a wonderful yard. All of this, along with an attached 2-car garage. $126,900.

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BRIDGTON – Very nice home in a small community, with beach rights on Highland Lake. New ramp to the lake. Open concept kitchen, living, dining area, with 3 bedrooms up, 1 1/2 baths, laundry room, newly-painted inside, and newly-refinished wood floors. A pleasure to show. Close to Shawnee Peak. $152,500.

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BRIDGTON – Very well-maintained home, move-in condition. 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, living room, extra room in the basement, beach rights on Long Lake. 1.48 acres. $115,000.

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BRIDGTON – Older farmhouse, in-town location. 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. Unique staircase, builtin dining room hutch. Large attached barn. House needs some TLC. $79,900.

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for ages 3 and under; $5 ages 4-12; $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977; or visit online at www. mainewildlifepark.com

SACO — The Southern Maine Travel Basketball League will host tryouts for boys and girls in grades 3-6 on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at XLSportsworld in Saco (former Southern

196 Cedar Drive

HARRISON – 3-bedroom mobile home with large addition that provides plenty space to spread out! A total of 7 rooms and a mudroom with attached 2-car garage! Spectacular large level lot with inground pool and gazebo. 3 acres! $99,500.

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Page C, The Bridgton News, November 1, 2012

Incidents appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, Oct. 23 5:53 p.m. Police received a report of a red pick-up truck “all over the road” on Route 302 in Naples headed toward

Bridgton. 6:03 p.m. A South High Street resident sought help after a raccoon entered the home through a cat door. Wednesday, Oct. 24 6:30 a.m. Steven M. Blakeley, 29, of Bridgton was

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arrested on three warrants for failure to appear in court by Bridgton Police Officer Todd Smolinsky. Mr. Blakeley was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 7:30 a.m. Andrew A. Wesig, 34, of Bridgton was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines by Bridgton Police Officers Todd Smolinsky and Phillip Jones. Mr. Wesig was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 11:21 a.m. A Pond Road resident was issued a civil summons for operating an all-terrain vehicle on a public way. 11:56 p.m. Teri M. Rumovicz, 55, of Bridgton was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officers Todd Smolinsky, Brad Gaumont and

T.J. Reese. Mr. Rumovicz was released on personal recognizance. Friday, Oct. 26 12:16 p.m. Police received a report that someone may be stealing wood at a South Bridgton Road location. 1:06 p.m. A Maple Street resident reported that someone was letting air out of her vehicle’s tires. 6:07 p.m. Jennifer J. Grenier, 26, of Bridgton was arrested on two warrants for unpaid fines by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones. Ms. Grenier was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 7:54 p.m. Ryan P. Dingley, 28, of Harrison was arrested for operating after habitual offender revocation (Class C felony), failing to make oral or written acci-

BALDWIN — A Baldwin man was able to escape serious injury when the box truck he was operating collided with another vehicle on Route 113 last Wednesday and caught fire. A 1997 Pontiac, operated by 24-year-old Tylor R. McKenzie of Richardson Road in Hiram, was traveling south on Route 113 (north of Douglass Hill Road in Baldwin) at 6:40 a.m. when it crossed the center line and hit a 2004 box truck being driven by 65-year-old, Walter E. Stickney III of Pequawket Trail in Baldwin. The impact caused the box truck to catch fire and the passenger compartment was destroyed. Stickney was able to escape out the passenger’s door with minor injuries. Stickney was transported to Mercy hospital by Standish Rescue. McKenzie was trapped in his vehicle, which came to final rest in the southbound lane against the guardrail. He was extricated The following Lake Region area residents were charged at the and transported to Maine Medical Center by Standish Rescue. Oxford County Jail in South Paris: The fire was extinguished by the Baldwin Fire Department. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Wayne A. Komulainen, 37, of Denmark, The cause of the accident remains under investigation. No was charged with domestic violence assault and violation of procriminal charges were handed out at this time. bation at 4:11 p.m. in Hiram. Sunday, Oct. 28: Brian M. Nawazelski, 35, of Fryeburg was BUILDING 40+ YEARS IN THE LAKES REGION AREA charged at 10:38 a.m. with failing to appear in court. He was arrested in Fryeburg.

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November 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Bridgton Police blotter

(Continued from Page C) 7:54 p.m. Ashley J. Ross, 25, of Bridgton was charged with permitting unlawful use by Bridgton Police Officers T.J. Reese and Brad Gaumont. Ms. Ross was released on personal recognizance. 10:06 p.m. Stephen M. Bricault, 36, of Bridgton was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines for assault by Bridgton Police Officer T.J. Reese. Mr. Bricault was released on bail. Saturday, Oct. 27 10:20 a.m. Vandals damaged signs in the Big Sandy area. 11:57 a.m. Two vehicles were involved in a crash on Main Street. The drivers were identified as Andrew Edson of Gray, operating a 2004 Chevrolet, and Eugene A. Thombs Jr. of Sebago, operating a 2008 Dodge.

7:44 p.m. Police received two complaints regarding “loud bangs” in the Smith Avenue area. Sunday, Oct. 28 11:24 a.m. A property owner received a call from a neighbor, who saw someone cutting trees on his Piper’s Way property and taking the wood. 2:11 p.m. A caller claimed his vehicle had been struck while in the municipal parking lot across from Renys. 2:29 p.m. A tan Coach wallet, containing cash, credit cards and a driver’s license, was stolen from a vehicle parked at Rite Aid. Monday, Oct. 29 9:56 a.m. A 1987 Dodge, operated by Vaughn R. Staples of Bridgton, was struck by an unknown silver vehicle while in the Paris Farmers Union park-

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The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department responded to the following calls in the Lake Region area: Tuesday, Oct. 16: Deputy Marion was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Main Street, near the Village Tie-Up, in Harrison at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Deputy Cross filed a report regarding a motor vehicle accident on Norway Road in Harrison at 6:58 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: Deputy Mailman filed a theft of motorcycle report. The incident occurred on Ryefield Bridge Road in Harrison. Sunday, Oct. 21: Deputy Feeney handled a criminal mischief complaint at a Sebago Road residence in Sebago at 9:21 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22: Deputy Winslow responded to a criminal mischief complaint at Sebago Elementary School. Tuesday, Oct. 23: Deputy Welsh investigated a theft report at a Highland Shores Road residence in Casco at 1:25 p.m. Deputy Plummer was sent to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Leach Hill and Tarkiln Hill Roads in Casco at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Deputy Mailman investigated a burglary at a Rich Road residence in Harrison at 11:49 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25: Deputy Plummer investigated a theft of a bicycle complaint at a Sand Road residence in Naples at 7:18 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27: Deputy Anderson filed a report regarding an accident on Sebago Road in Sebago at 11:24 a.m. Deputy Anderson responded at 2:26 p.m. to a report of an unlawful entry at a Quaker Ridge Road home in Casco. Deputy Mailman was sent to a Carsley Road home in Harrison at 10:19 p.m. in regards to a criminal mischief complaint. Sunday, Oct. 28: Deputy Plummer was dispatched to a Roosevelt Trail business in Naples at 11:12 a.m. regarding a shoplifting situation. Monday, Oct. 29: Deputy Thompson investigated a burglary complaint at 3:56 a.m. at a State Park Road residence in Casco. Deputy Winslow responded to a theft complaint at a Plains Road residence in Harrison at 12:18 p.m. Deputy Foss was dispatched to a Sand Road residence in Naples at 5:51 p.m. regarding a theft. POLITICAL ADVERTISING

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On the local level, Walia has sent e-mails to LELT members, reminding them to support the upcoming bond initiative. She said the likely outcome is favorable. Despite the tough economic environment, people have a tendency to be more open to statewide bond measures than those presented on the local level, she said. “The burden would be shared statewide so it is not as daunting for voters,” Walia said during the week before Election Day. “This is spread out among all voters because it is a statewide measure,” she said. “When Mainers are asked if they want to protect their natural resources, conserve surrounding nature, and benefit their economy, they usually say, ‘Yes,’ ” Walia said. LMF has supplied a financial boost to recent land projects including the purchase of a 27-acre tract on Hacker’s Hill in Casco, phase two of the Pleasant Mountain buyout from a 2008 bond, and

the purchase of land to secure the Sebago Headwaters Preserve in 2004. Also, LMF money assisted with sustaining and preserving for the future agricultural farming at Five Fields Farm in South Bridgton, Walia said. “We’ve been awarded funds from the last three bonds. For the Lakes Region

that has totaled over $1 million coming in through LMF,” she said. “If and when the voters pass it, anyone who is eligible will have to compete for the monies,” Walia said. “LEA is looking forward to submitting an application for projects to be in the Lakes region,” she said.

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LaRosa honored Sharon LaRosa of Sweden presented to educators from across the country at the National Science Teachers’ Association STEM Forum and Expo in Atlantic City. LaRosa, a former science teacher at Lake Region Middle School, is now a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Coordinator. She introduced strategies to teachers from across the country on how to connect literacy and science in education. In addition, she addressed this topic at the New England Technology 1:1 Summit held in Burlington, Mass. in March and at the Massachusetts Teachers’ Association Annual Conference at Williams College in August. The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) has recognized Mrs. LaRosa’s work by awarding her the 2012 Elaine Adams Professional Development Award. This award is presented annually to a member of the organization who pursues a new venture in professional development beneficial to students and science education. She will be recognized at the 2012 MAST/Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA) annual banquet in November as well as presenting at their annual conference entitled “Teach To The Future.”

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LESSON IN CITIZENSHIP — Recently, Casco Selectman Grant Plummer visited Songo Locks School to speak to third graders Calif.) and resident of Harrison, was among 132 students who received the one of the college’s highest scholarship — the about citizenship and local government. He poses here with students from Mrs. Bartlett’s and Mr. Jacques’ classrooms.

Teacher decides to ‘step out of box’ By Judy Crowell Guest Writer As the plane descended through the clouds, my eyes are awakened with the beauty surrounding me. It has been a long 16-hour flight from New York to Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Airport is absolutely beautiful. There are speckled marbled floors, the chatter of people speaking in Chinese, the scent of coffee brewing, full 10-feet high windows overlooking the tarmac with an array of planes in all shapes and sizes, and the wonderful sensation of a new mug full of the most amazing tea I have ever tasted. This adventure started a few months ago when a friend mentioned working as a teacher in China. I imagined the adventure he had and thought was I too old for an adventure like this? Would I be accepted? Could I teach English? The possibility both excited and scared me. On a whim, I applied for the job. I was shocked when three

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almost impossible to pack for 10 months because there are so many things you need. I am very unsure of what I can buy in China so my luggage is full). I took my luggage through the doors and saw my liaison Jack standing there. We said our brief “hellos” and he introduced me to a few of his colleagues. We got into the car drove to the college. It was 9 p.m. and darkness reminded me of how little sleep I had over the past few days. We drove into the night talking a little and looking out the window to see what I could see in the darkness. We arrived in Sanming at midnight. We went to a 24-hour restaurant and I was rewarded with an amazing first meal in China. The food was incredible, like nothing I had ever eaten. I was shocked at the array of food. I loved the soup, rice and pork. We talked while eating a few bites of the wonderful foods. Then, we returned to the car and headed to the college. We arrived at the University just after one. I traveled for just over 36 hours and I finally went bed! I quickly walked into my new apartment looking

with wild abandon. There is a huge living room with a desk and computer. There is a wooden couch with two matching chairs. There is also a flat screen TV and a big entertainment center. From the living room, you walk into the bedroom. There is a new bed, two end tables and a big closet. From the bedroom, you walk into a huge bathroom complete with a small washing machine! I am so excited to finally be home! Although my body had very little energy, I was too excited to sleep and started unpacking my luggage. I quickly found places for all of my belongings. Jack and the other kind man who brought me home have both left and are safely in their own beds. I was alone in this new world! After unpacking my luggage, I slipped into my bed with reluctance. I felt the heat of the hot summer night hitting me and the extremely hard bed feeling very uncomfortable for my weary bones, but I fell asleep still questioning my sanity! Judy will be sending future columns regarding her time and adventures in China.

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November 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D

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We wish there was a better way to prevent Avesta Housing, Inc. from building low income housing on Bridgton’s Main Street than voting “no” next Tuesday on the Shoreland Zoning referendum. After all, the intent of the ordinance amendment is to encourage redevelopment along Main Street, particularly with regard to the blighted row of compact buildings that back up onto Stevens Brook at Pondicherry Square. It’s not very often that the best solution is to go back to square one and start over. But we think this is one of those times. We think that only when the emotionally-charged debate over Avesta Housing’s plans for the former Chapter 11 lot are removed from the equation, can the town of Bridgton truly move forward on creating development standards that reflect what residents want to see happen to its beloved Main Street in coming years. There’s simply too much confusion, too many questions and too much division to support a “yes” vote next Tuesday. And those questions and confusion weren’t resolved by the fact sheet of “Frequently Asked Questions” that Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz created, at the Bridgton Board of Selectmen’s request, to help voters understand what they’ll be voting on. If anything, the issue of process since the original amendments were approved on Dec. 13, 2011 has become even more confused, to where, as Bear Zaidman recently observed at a selectmen meeting, “Even you selectmen don’t know how to explain it.” Worse still, suspicion is still strong among residents that the language of next Tuesday’s Shoreland Zoning amendments vote was especially crafted to benefit Avesta’s housing density requirements, and not the General Development II District as a whole. The Chapter 11 lot, owned by Food City’s Sclar family, is one of seven lots in the GD II District, which also includes the former Paris Farmers Union property around the corner, on Portland Road. At 29,185 square feet, the Chapter 11 lot is not the largest lot in the GD II District; that honor goes to the Potter Place property, owned by Jamie Potter, that includes Ricky’s Diner. We believe that the town of Bridgton really did work hard, however, to come up with amended language for the voters next Tuesday that reflects “the spirit and intent” of the language approved last Dec. 13, 2011. But it’s pretty much agreed by everyone now that the Dec. 13, 2011 amendments were done too hastily. Otherwise, the DEP might not have rejected the town’s “per bedroom” language in the first place, and Bridgton wouldn’t have had to pay big lawyer fees over the ensuing year to convince the DEP that a “per bedroom” standard was justified, instead of the “per residential dwelling unit” language the DEP preferred. But all the hard work in the world can’t fix something that’s already broken. And it bears repeating that the Dec. 13, 2011 vote, although approved by a 2-to-1 margin, was only voted on by 300 residents, in a special election. Ever since then, a vocal group of residents — whose opposition to Avesta is based primarily on where it proposes to build its housing for the elderly and disabled — has, with the best interests of Bridgton in mind, questioned the town every step of the way, and created its own counter-moves, such as the June vote to require that the first floor of properties over 20,000 square feet in the downtown district be reserved for retail or professional office use. Berkowitz was correct to observe to The Bridgton News that the political process over changing Shoreland Zoning for downtown Bridgton has become “much like a chess game.” He believes a “no” vote next Tuesday will be a move backward, and a lost opportunity for the town. He also thinks the active opposition campaign against the amendments now going on in town — with BETTER WAY, Page D

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor It is true that the free Annual Wellness Visit available to all Medicare beneficiaries is not the same as an annual physical. Still, it provides (free of charge) an opportunity to have a conversation with your doctor about your medical history, your present health status, and a plan for keeping you healthy in the future. Mainers have been especially cognizant of the value of this benefit, which derives from the Affordable Care Act. A recent study by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveals that in the first eight months of 2012, 7.3% of the national Medicare population took advantage of the Annual Wellness Visit. Medicare beneficiaries in Maine, on the other hand, used this benefit at the rate of 13.8%! That is second only to two other states (Massachusetts and Connecticut). The lowest rate was in Hawaii (1.9%). I knew Mainers were smart. Special note: During the Fall Part D Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7) in addition to Medicare Counselor Stan Cohen’s availability at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m., counselor Phil Ohman will be available by appointment on Tuesdays at the Naples Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Thursdays at the Bridgton Community Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 1 800-4277411 to make an appointment with Mr. Ohman.

his party had control of both houses of Congress, but his outdated Keynesian stimulus and socialist Obamacare programs have strangled the economy and produced nothing but enormous debt. How was he able to maintain the facade of competence as long as he did? Because just as they created him in the first place, the mainstream media protected him throughout his term, ignoring or playing down bad news and creating or amplifying good news on nearly every front — especially in the past six weeks since Sept. 11. But that’s all coming apart before our eyes. Nearly every day, something comes out that makes it

more and more obvious that the Obama administration has been lying from the beginning about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. It’s bad on four different fronts:  First are repeated requests for increased security by Ambassador Stevens, which were ignored or refused by both Hillary Clinton at the State Department and Barack Obama in the White House. Second are repeated requests for military intervention during the attack, which were refused. Who refused them? Real-time video of the attack played in the White House situation room while Obama was in the building, but the president didn’t LIES, Page 10D

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I celebrated National Cat Day on Monday with exchanges of catnip and myrrh among my loved ones, plenty of libations, and a small parade beginning at His Majesty’s Throne Room

(the litter box) and continuing to the window in front of the bird feeder. I’m sure your day was similar. Those who decided National Cat Day should fall on Oct. 29,

however, don’t know a lot about cats, insisting that we honor them for, and I quote directly: “The wonderful love they bestow upon us.” Ha and double-ha! A cat loves only itself, and is much the better pet for it. Those who are looking for love should get a dog. Perhaps, you missed National Cat Day because of some lame excuse or other, so I wanted to remind you of other upcoming dates of national significance. For example, Nov. 6 is next Tuesday, and we should all know what an important day that is, this year.

When lies expose the liar Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist

It’s not going to be close. I fulfill them, but least of all him. think President Obama is going Skill at reading speeches off a to get trounced next Tuesday. teleprompter is fine for camAt this writing, the mainstream paigning, but not much help media are insisting that it’s too when governing. For that, he close to call, but I don’t believe would need experience, judgment, knowledge of history and Shall we have robust, yet open-minded discussion about which it. Few presidents ever took economics and willingness to president (Maine state senator, local representative) to vote for? Or, have most people already made up their minds, therefore office with such high expecta- compromise. None of these tions as Obama did. Fewer still does he have. He had the good making any endorsement a moot point? would ever have been able to will of the American people and Shall this newspaper endorse the mere act of voting? The answer is: Of course. The best bet is to refrain from endorsing any single candidate or any particular party. Instead, the preferred stance is to encourage people to vote on the issues. While folks are “casting their ballots at the polls” (don’t you by Richard Cebra love that overused phrase?) let us remind everyone about the people who have decided not to run in another election. State Representative Let us turn our thoughts to the former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) who resigned this year. There’s a woman who deserves accolades. Her achievements could fill our newspaper with stories just like those of our late editor/publisher Eula Shorey. Be reminded that Snowe stepped down from a place of power because it was no longer fruitful — with all the fighting between two parties instead of reaching across the aisle to join hands with people sitting on the other pews. Well, if that was not enough to impress our readers: Remember recently a group of college students immortalized her with a giant (how tall, where, what year) Snowe Woman during one of Maine’s snowiest winters. May Olympia Snowe’s days create many more great memories as she spends time with her grandchildren, friends, and family. On Oct. 25, Maine received some of our best economic On Nov. 6, the polling places will open in the morning. By news in years. We learned that Maine employers added 7,400 evening, groups of people will be on pins and needles as results private sector jobs from June 2011 to June 2012, a period of are tallied. time that matches the start of Republican pro-growth policies. Let us commend those volunteers everywhere who will spend You have not heard about this in the news because Maine’s the day looking through computer-generated lists of voters’ left-wing media has imposed a blackout. Their goal is to make names, and properly handing out each ballot. At night, those peosure Mainers don’t learn about such a positive development ple will be busy counting those ballots — sometimes by machine, before the election. This is the sort of treatment Republicans sometimes by hand. have come to expect when the state’s largest newspaper chain Hats off to our Election Day workers! is owned by Wall Street billionaire Donald Sussman, the husSalute to the men and women who fly the planes and drive the band of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. vehicles that bring our U.S. politicians around our nation. Throughout this campaign season, the Democratic Party If one thinks it might be difficult to debate before TV cameras has relentlessly trashed Republican policies to create private that will reach millions, imagine flying the plane that takes our sector jobs. In newspaper columns, radio speeches and paid nation’s president safely from place to place in good faith. advertising, they have proclaimed that Maine has actually gone It is in good faith that we vote. “backwards,” losing jobs while the rest of New England was Each of us believes our vote is worth something; and that it is on the economic mend. American to vote. No matter how much Democrats wished that Republican There are some people who do not envelop this value. Here, in policies would fail, even they must now acknowledge the truth. America, that is okay. Our multi-pronged strategies to generate jobs and economic It is the American way — a guaranteed set of rights backed by renewal have worked, even better and faster than expected. an amendment to our Constitution that allows its citizens to disThe Oct. 25 announcement of significant job growth was agree with, make fun of and to speak out against its government. detailed by Glenn Mills, chief economist at the Center for That written document even permits Americans to refuse or to Workforce Research at the Maine Department of Labor. forget to vote without suffering any consequences. In a presentation to the Consensus Economic Forecasting So, let us make voting one of our many wise, American JOBS, Page D choices. — DD

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A Rep’s View

Maine creates 7,400 new jobs

Views from Senate by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham

Educating the voter

Next Tuesday, in addition to voting for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, State Representative and various local offices, you will have the opportunity to weigh in on one referendum question and four bond issues. This week I’d like to give you a little more information on those five questions. I believe that an informed voter will make wise decisions, so I’m not going to tell you how I think you should vote, but just lay out the facts and let you make your own decisions. Question 1 is the “gay marriage referendum.” If you have a TV or radio I’m sure you have heard about this issue. The question reads as follows: “Do you want to allow the State of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?” This is a citizen-initiated referendum, meaning that it was put on the ballot through a petition process, and a “Yes” vote will mean that same sex couples will be able to marry in Maine, and a “No” vote means that the

current prohibition will remain in place. An interesting provision of this law is that it will not force members of the clergy or places of worship to perform or hold such marriages if they go against their religious beliefs. The other four statewide questions all concern state borrowing through bonds. Question 2 on the ballot is a bond for higher education, and it reads: “Do you favor an $11,300,000 bond issue to provide funds for capital to build a diagnostic facility for the University of Maine System; for capital improvements and equipment, including machine tool technology, for the Maine Community College System; and for capital improvements and equipment at the Maine Maritime Academy?” This bond will be used to improve the facilities at Maine’s state institutions for higher learning. Question 3 is a bond concerning the “Land for Maine’s Future Fund.” It reads: “Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue BALLOT, Page 10D


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Waste not, want not Letters Earth Notes

“Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ localnet.com for details. By Sally Chappell Guest Writer When they had eaten enough he said to the disciples, “Pick up the pieces left over, so that nothing gets wasted.” — John 6:12 “You’ll chase a crow for that some day,” predicted my grandmother many years ago as I sat sullenly at the dinner table in front of my underappreciated food. She invariably would finish my meal so that it would not be wasted. We’re hearing a lot these days about food insecurity as numbers of food pantry patrons increase. We are paying more for our own food while being asked to donate money and food for those in need. We’re learning that malnutrition and obesity can exist together in the same person. Contrasting this scenario is the documented evidence that almost half the food produced in the USA is wasted according to Jonathan Bloom in his book, American Wasteland (2010). The waste is happening on farms, during transportation, in supermarkets, restaurants, schools, in our refrigerators and scraped off our dinner plates. A startling image of this waste amounting to 96 billion pounds per year here in the USA is depicted in the docu-

mentary film, Dive (referring to dumpster diving), which focuses mainly on supermarket waste. The picture of garbagesized bags of perfectly edible food being hauled out of dumpsters in the middle of the night powerfully expresses the outrage many of us feel about our industrially-based food system that puts profit over people in need. At the same time, this business model burdens our land and fresh water supplies because all this waste eventually becomes pollution. Enter the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act signed into law in 1996. This federal law ensures that all organizations are protected from liability when they donate food in good faith. According to Bloom, it is the negative publicity associated with food-borne illnesses that holds managers back from donating. From speaking informally with market managers and food service supervisors, I have noted a legitimate concern about protecting people from spoiled food, which is why chlorine bleach is sometimes doused onto food to discourage “divers.” Making sure food gets utilized before that point is reached becomes the challenge. Have you ever wondered what happens to all that packaged meat in supermarket

cases? Do all those unsold packages go to food pantries? I was pleasantly surprised by the information I received from Jeff Purdy, store director at Shaw’s in North Windham. He answered my e-mail inquiry quickly, proudly noting Shaw’s participation in Fresh Rescue. In this program, food that has not gone past the “sell by” date is frozen and then picked up by staff of the Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn. On the other hand, some food pantry workers I’ve spoken with, while grateful for the items donated by supermarkets, complain about the preponderance of bread and cakes — stomach filling but nutrient deficient. Finally, after more than two hundred years, this development fulfills Marie Antoinette’s famous pronouncement, “Let them eat cake!” Small farms and markets are in an excellent position to curb waste. They sell old or less desirable produce at reduced prices and donate to staff. People who raise pigs and chickens often receive their unsellables. Returning food to the earth as compost is a last resort tactic for avoiding waste and far better than land filling or incinerating. So far, thankfully, I have been able to avoid chasing crows for my food these days. Nevertheless, my grandmother’s lesson on food waste has not been wasted. The tradition continues in my daughter’s casual warning to a friend invited for dinner, “You know the clean plate club? This is the headquarters.” Sally Chappell is a resident of Bridgton.

Wrong locale?

To The Editor: I am writing this as a resident of Bridgton and not as a member of any town committee. I have listened to all the information on Avesta and held back any judgment until now. There have been more negatives than positives each time this subject has come up in conversation or in the written word. I am not against Avesta coming to Bridgton, but I am against where they want to build. What is this going to do for property values in an around this project? I am told that it will bring values down. What will the demands on public service be? Once again, I am told it could be high. Does the building add any character to the area? In my opinion, it would make a good fort because that is what it appears to me. When you look at the size of the lot and the parking that is needed and the building that is being proposed, is a 29,000-foot lot big enough when a new residential subdivision minimum lot requires 32,670 feet? Folks, I believe everyone has a right to their opinion and mine will be to vote “no” on amendments to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. Mike Tarantino Bridgton

caring individual asked what I was doing with so many turkeys. I explained these were going to our clients at the Sweden House Resource Center in Sweden for Thanksgiving. She was very sincere when asking how many families we serve on a monthly basis, and how many more turkeys we need to purchase for the holiday. I told her the Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn will not have turkeys this year. We will need about 50 more turkeys for our families. Before leaving the store, she gave me $20 to purchase more turkeys. I don’t know who this kind and generous woman was, but I want to thank you for your random act of kindness. I truly appreciate you taking the time and effort in supporting our pantry. All of us at the pantry wish you and your family a joyous holiday season. Mary Ann Smith President/Coodinator The Sweden House Resource Center

Things change

To The Editor: I am writing as an individual in response to Mr. Woodward’s statements at the Bridgton selectmen’s meeting of Oct. 23. In the closing minutes, the town manager told the board that the Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC) had voted to inform the board that they were not in favor of the Shoreland Ordinance Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Some members were not happy, particularly Mr. Woodward. He stated that the CPC had previously voted for the changes. This is true. To The Editor: Recently as I was standing in However, much has changed. line with 18 turkeys, a kind and Before the original vote, the

A random act of kindness

town administration told CPC members and the town’s citizens that the quickly drafted amendment was done to facilitate Avesta building a lowincome senior citizen facility with local preference. We were told sewer capacity was available and that property values would be enhanced. Because none of this is true, the CPC changed its position. Avesta has disclosed that they are not going to build senior housing (62 and older) as defined by the Fair Housing Act. Instead they are proposing low-income housing as provided by Rural Housing Section 515. Such housing is for lowincome families, those having disabilities and who are elderly. Yes, low-income housing is needed. The issue is not that it is being built in Bridgton, but that it is not senior housing as we were told. We were told that making the change to facilitate Avesta would fill a need of our citizens. False! There is no local preference for Bridgton’s low income. There is no guarantee that any Bridgton resident will be accepted in such a project. The amendment requires 5,000-square-feet of the lot for a business and only 1,000square-feet for a one-bedroom apartment. The conclusion to be drawn is that the only economic value lies in building apartments and not in remolding or constructing buildings for business. Passage will result in a downtown of many apartments and few businesses. In the past six months, we have learned that there is little or no sewer capacity in Bridgton. Since we have no place to put the waste, does it seem wise to pass an ordinance allowing many one bedroom apartments in a single structure? Will passLETTERS, Page D

Possibility for resurrecting Maine’s outstanding inland beaches

By Meredith Wheeler Friends of Sebago Lake A few decades ago, Sebago Lake contained some of the finest inland recreational lake beaches in the world. This superiority claim rests on world class distinctions of length,

width, sand quality, water temperature, water quality, water clarity, offshore profile depth, and dynamic sandy bottom substrates swept free of organic deposits.  Many lakes have good beaches, but none in Maine

ever could compare to Sebago Lake.  In the 1980s, a State Planning Office study concluded that the only 10 outstanding inland beaches in organized Maine townships were located on Sebago Lake. The finest of

the finest was Songo Beach at Sebago Lake State Park. In the 1990s, the State of Maine promoted maintaining constant high lake levels and the elimination of the historic fluctuation range. The state’s constant high lake levels com-

bined with storm wave action devoured the shorelines. Today, Sebago Lake’s beaches are just remnants of their former grandeur. Songo Beach has lost multiple rows of trees due to the erosion and recession of the shoreline. The narrow summer

beach that exists today is where picnic tables once stood. Eroded trees at the waters edge perched on massive rooted stilts wait for the next gale force winds to topple them over.  Perhaps the state’s most conBEACHES, Page D


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(Continued from Page D) ing the amendment and not having the supporting infrastructure expose the town to lawsuits? So yes, Mr. Woodward, the CPC did change its mind and that a defeat of the Shoreland Ordinance Amendment is appropriate. It did so because all the members serve with the best interest of the town always in the forefront. Mr. Woodward, you also said that in drafting the comprehensive plan that we were eight individuals making decisions for the whole town. No sir! We are a committee drafting a plan which constantly asks for input and attendance at our meetings. Selectmen (Doug) Taft and

(Bernie) King have frequently attended and participated. What we have not had in attendance is you or even better yet your followers that you speak of at selectmen meetings. Mr. Woodward, on numerous occasions from your chair at the board, you have reminded Bridgton’s citizen committees that you and the board of selectmen are in control. There is no disagreement that the town’s committees report to the selectmen. However, Mr. Woodward, I learned a long time ago that a person who takes responsibility has a sense of control, not the person appearing on a stage demanding respect and control. In the end, it is the citizens of Bridgton that we serve and it is they who have the final say. Charles Renneker Bridgton

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Ping pong for seniors

To The Editor When I was a kid, all of my friends had a ping-pong table in their basement. We had one, too, and my dad and my uncle taught me to play the game when I was old enough to see over the table. Ping-pong was a lot of fun and it kept us kids out of trouble, as well as teaching us hand and eye coordination and good sportsmanship. I’d like to welcome any senior citizens who played the game in their youth to join us on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Old Bridgton Town Hall (North High Street). Even if you haven’t played in many years, you’ll be surprised at how easily it comes back. You can come

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Octo-Mitt

To The Editor: Question: How can we tell when Mitt Romney is lying? Answer: His lips move! Okay, I first heard that joke 40 years ago in reference to President Richard Nixon. In his memoirs, Barry Goldwater called Nixon “the most dishonest man I have ever met in my life.” That must be because he didn’t live long enough to meet Mitt Romney. Let me state this as tactfully as I can. Mitt Romney is a baldfaced liar. During his mostly unsuccessful political career, he has lied to the public so unapologetically and relentlessly that he has effectively disqualified himself as a presidential candidate. At one time or another, he has stood firmly on all eight sides of MUSIC LESSONS Up Scale Music Studio Piano Lessons – All Levels Composition-Theory-Transcription Evan 647-9599

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every issue. We should call him “Octo-Mitt.” I won’t try to list his individual untruths. Many other writers already have done that job. Fool us once, Mitt, shame on you. Fool us 3,000 times, shame on us. Are voters sufficiently gullible or indifferent to elect yet another cynical liar to the presidency of the United States? We’ll know in a week. Since Nixon resigned, GOP propagandists have devoted enormous effort to making American elections into “fact-free zones,” in which their candidates feel free to lie with impunity. They have been hugely successful. Early in this campaign, a Romney spokesman dismissed the criticism of his blizzard of lies with this contemptuous statement: “We’re not going to let our LETTERS, Page D RUBBISH SERVICE The Dump Guy Insured - Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858 www.thedumpguy.com

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

TAXIDERMISTS Trapper’s Taxidermy Animal damage control trapping 112 Bush Row Road, Denmark Jason Pingree 207-452-2091

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121

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

Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804

Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000

Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244

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

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1 time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606

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

WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small Construction – homeowners or business Lge. inventory steel/metal in stock/spec. order 647-8291 or 866-678-1974


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DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED — for floral deliveries. Must be reliable and have dependable vehicle. BRIDGTON — Cozy 1-bedroom Inquire at Warren’s Florist, 39 Depot plus mobile home. Peaceful country St., Bridgton. Phone 647-8441. 1t44 setting. Laundry area. Small pet considered. Plowing included. Ideal for single, person or older couple. Fuel WORK WANTED deposit, 1st & security, utilities not SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR included. Rent negotiable. 207-400— looking for plumbing and electric 7211. 8t42x work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45 NAPLES — 2-bedroom mobile. Very clean, bright, nice layout. Located in EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will small park near village. No pets. $595 travel. Site work, foundations dug, month plus utilities. Available Decemback filling, septic systems, sand, ber. First, last and deposit required. loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653- Call 221-3423. tf44 4377 or 627-4560. tf44

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BRIDGTON — Sunny, nicely-sized 1-bedroom apartment in a perfect intown location, walk to everything. Quiet house, nice details included: hardwood floors, decorative fireplace, BRIDGTON — Large 2-bedroom eat-in kitchen. $525 plus utilities. unit with sun deck, onsite laundry fa- Available Nov. 1. 1st & security, refcility, heat & hot water included, also erences required, no smoking. Call weekly trash pickup and snowplowing Terry 617-312-5925. 3t43 of driveway. $675 month. 247-4707. tf43 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE NAPLES — 2-bedroom, 2-bath with one-car attached garage condo. Furnished. Available now until end of June. No pets or smoking. $850 month, plowing included in rent. BRIDGTON: 3-bedroom house, 2-car garage, $850 month plus all utilities. Lighthouse Group 693-8000. tf40

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BRIDGTON — House lots, 9 left. Close to town on paved private road, 1.3- to 2.6-acre lots starting at BRIDGTON — Modern 2-bedroom $25,000. Owner financing available. apartment. Hardwood floors, big sunny Contractor packages available. Call windows, oak cabinet kitchen, granite 207-647-8640. 4t44 countertops, off-street parking, plowing and rubbish. $650 monthly, utilities LAKEFRONT — Denmark. Moose not included, security deposit required. Pond 2.18 acres, 184 feet shorefront 625-8812. 3t43x with dock. Mountain Road, Firelane #56, $350,000. 207-452-2569. tf23 HARRISON — apartment, all incluBUSINESS SERVICES sive. First month & deposit, no pets. $650-$680. Office space available. HEAP HAULERS — Towing 583-9965. 4t43x service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call tf12 CASCO — Newly-remodeled. Large 655-5963. one-bedroom with walk-in closet plus den. W/D, no pets, non-smoking. $700/month, utilities included. 6506459. 2t44x

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Opinions (Continued from Page D) campaign be dictated by factcheckers.” English translation: Romney will lie whenever he wants to — facts be damned! Given this dismal state of affairs, I was saddened but hardly surprised when a fellow clergyman accused me of lying in the Oct. 18 letters to the editor. What do I plan to do about it? Nothing. What’s the point? If the president of the United States can’t prove to right-wingers that he was born in the United States by producing his birth certificate, what good would it do for me to produce a photo of the antiObama sign, which I saw on a church bulletin board? It only would be met by accusations that the photo was faked, just as “birthers” accused the president of faking his birth certificate. When dealing with people for whom factuality means nothing, it’s useless to try to “prove” anything. So I’ll close by quoting what St. Paul wrote to the people in Corinth who refused to believe him: “The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying” (2 Corinthians 11:31). If I’m lying, I will answer to God, as will Romney. Again, ’nuff said. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton

Gay marriage

To The Editor: Why should we not redefine marriage in the State of Maine?

TOWN OF RAYMOND

Broadcasting Studio, 423 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond Maine 04071

BOARD OF SELECTMEN Public Hearing Wednesday, November 13, 2012 7:00 P.M. You are hereby notified that the Raymond Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at the Raymond Broadcasting Studio on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to allow for public comment on the following topics: a) General Assistance Ordinance Appendices C 2012-13: Maximum levels for housing assistance Copies of Appendices are available at the Town Office during regular business hours. 2T44

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for why we should restrict the marriage rights of homosexuals, it is little different than Democrats trying to make it illegal for Republicans to get married and vice-versa. It seems to me, some people do not like the idea of homosexuality. It makes them uncomfortable. And as a result, they choose to try and restrict the rights of those people. Yet, this goes against what it means to be an American. Pursuing happiness is fundamental to who we are as a people. And people seeking same-sex marriage are simply pursuing happiness in the way they see fit. Trying to fight them simply because it goes against what we are comfortable with is not something I feel comfortable with being a part of. Two people who love each other and want to spend their lives together making each other happy is my definition of a family.  I hope we can vote using our reason and not our prejudices. Ryan Phillips Harrison

The ‘silent’ majority

To The Editor: We have outlasted the summer invasion, the fireworks during the 10 days prior to the Fourth of July and incessantly thereafter and the cannonade of fireworks on Highland Lake on Labor Day. We have suffered these breaches of tranquility in silence while our dogs shake and we, who retire early and rise early, have our normal sleep pattern interrupted. Now, it is October and we shall have our reward of peace and quiet that is the promise of Maine. But wait! It is a Saturday night in October and they are at it again. Great booms echo across the lake. And they are allowed to disrupt our tranquility by town ordinance. Where is the ordinance that protects our tranquility, which is found in the natural beauty of Maine? This, one-time paradise, now attracts and supports behavior that was prohibited in Maine in years past. What can be the rationale behind an ordinance that diminishes the quality of life here? One hears the argument that an ordinance that prohibits fireworks, except during the Fourth of July, is unenforce-

DATE CHANGE IN SELECTMEN’S MEETING SCHEDULE

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THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25TH AND THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 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. PUBLIC NOTICE

The Board of Selectmen is seeking individuals interested in volunteering to serve on a 2013–2014 Budget Committee. Anyone interested in this Committee should submit their name to the Town Manager George “Bud” Finch. Names will be accepted until Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. The Board will consider this appointment at their meeting Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

s/Mary M. Tremblay Secretary Town of Harrison PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF DENMARK

PUBLIC SALE BY SEALED BID The Town of Denmark is accepting sealed bids for: One (1) 1973 Kenworth tank truck, “as is, where is,” with no warranties. The tank truck has a 2,500 gallon tank, 13-speed Road Ranger Transmission and has new tires. The vehicle cannot be sold to any organization or individual that wishes to use the truck for public safety purposes. The tank truck can be viewed on or after Monday, October 22, 2012 at Denmark Public Works located at 61 Bull Ring Road, Denmark, Maine. Sealed bids are due November 14, 2012 by 2:00 p.m., at which time they will be opened. Please send “Tank Bid” to Denmark Town Office – 62 East Main Street, Denmark, Maine 04022. For more information call (207) 452-2310. Minimum bid accepted $3,500. The Town of Denmark reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids submitted. www.denmarkmaine.org

Choose wisely

To The Editor: I have watched ads for same sex marriage on television to the point I have to reply. Marriage is a sacred institution, a pledge between one man and one woman. If you believe that either God or evolution is responsible for man and women then understand the purpose of these two people. In the beginning, people were needed to populate the planet known as earth. For this purpose, man and women were made. Look at the figure of these two humans. They are magnificently engineered for the purpose. To procreate, the man and woman become as one as they are designed to do. In the beginning to assure the legality of the children of a union, as a family, the man and woman married. The act of marriage is the coming together in church, before God, family and friends and declaring the wish to be wed, to be as one. Unfortunately, homosexuals who have a partner of the same sex cannot procreate. Yes, they do have children through other means, but it still doesn’t give them the privilege of marriage. The rite of marriage is very sacred to those who believe in God. It’s taking a vow before God, which is accepted by most religions. It all goes back to the reason for a man and a woman who must go forth and replenish the earth. Three of the ads for same sex marriage have mentioned a priest, which is supposed to be a Roman Catholic priest. If this is so, the priest would have informed that person the relationship between two homosexuals is a mortal sin. Just the thought of the marriage of two homosexuals is an insult to the many husbands and wives that have been joined together through marriage for many years. Yes, there are many who

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don’t take their vows seriously, but the majority does. I wish more people would voice an honest opinion on this question. There are reasons for one man and one woman being married. Is our country becoming another Sodom and Gomorrah? Vote “No” on Question One. Ethel Hurst Lovell

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To The Editor: Be careful for whom you vote: 1. Economists are saying that no matter which party you vote in, the number of jobs that will be created will be between 11 and 12 million in the next four years. Whether jobs are created might depend more on the state of the Euro than who is president. 2. If you think it is time to drastically reduce government spending, ask where the politicians are proposing to slash spending: will the mortgage interest deduction be lost, will the social service net be slashed (as has happened here in Maine), will class sizes increase in schools, will college costs increase, will local taxes increase, will health insurance increase even more without the Affordable Care Act? Have drastic cuts in government spending helped Greece and Spain? 3. What will be the result of tax policies? Will tax cuts result in increasing the income inequality in the United States? In 1976, the wealthiest 1% got 7% of the national income. By 2007, the top 1% got 24% of the income. From 2002 to 2007, 65% of growth in national income went to the wealthiest 1%. Half of the total dollars in the tax cuts of the last decade went to the wealthiest 2%. Will the job increases help social mobility up the ladder or add to the income inequality? 4. Beware of cries about government regulations on businesses. Many government regulations have to do with health and safety. Environmental laws are making it harder for coal

and oil companies to pollute. Note that the largest contributors to one of the parties is being funded by those who’ve made their billions in oil. New rules for banks, brokers etc. have been added to help us avoid the fraud in housing lending that brought on the great recession. 5. Which party is more likely to use reason in establishing military spending? With just over 4% of the world’s population, we account for half of the world’s military spending. Our spending is 10 times as high as the nation that is second in military spending. Our navy is as powerful as the next 13 navies of the world combined. Our Air Force is the most powerful in the world. The second most powerful air force is our U.S. Navy. We have troops stationed in 130 countries or more. We have declared the right and policy of pre-emptive war. 6. Which party relies on diplomacy and building alliances with other nations to solve international crises while backing action with strategic military strength? Would a nation that has loaned us the money to wage two recent wars appreciate being labeled a “currency manipulator” on the first day of a new president taking office? When did namecalling become a strategy for diplomacy? Think clearly about your choices. I am voting for the party that will strive to increase good paying jobs for the most disadvantaged and the middle class, will reduce spending on unnecessary military equipment, will eliminate Senatorial and Congressional luxuries LETTERS, Page D POLITICAL ADVERTISING

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The regularly-scheduled Sweden Board of Selectmen's meeting for Tuesday, December 25, 2012, has been changed to Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the normal time, 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Town Office. If you have any questions, please call the Town Office at 647-3944.

able. Surely lawmakers don’t want to make “unenforceable” the underlying principle for legislation. If that were the case, we could have all of Las Vegas’ business. Consider those of us in the “silent” majority who disturb no one’s sleep and not the “kaboom” minority. Edward Kinney Bridgton

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I see these signs everywhere while driving, yet I can’t figure out for the life of me why it is so important to some that we prevent certain groups of people from getting married (important enough to spends millions of dollars trying to prevent it)?  What is it we fear? Because I can tell you what I fear. I fear being part of a generation that would restrict the rights of certain groups of human beings because of some characteristic like their choice in marital partners. I do not think that someone has to condone or even feel comfortable with gay marriage to have the sense to know that voting against gay marriage is the 2012 equivalent of supporting slavery or voting against women’s suffrage. The only people hurt by this issue are those whose rights are restricted. If gay marriage is allowed, no heterosexual will wake up the next day and be any worse off. And to say that it might hurt the state economically is to sink to the same level of argument that convinced many people that slavery must be preserved.  When did money trump liberty? If we pass this initiative, thousands of men and women whose sexual preference happens to be in the minority will finally have the rights enjoyed by the rest of us. It was the philosopher John Rawls who argued you should always make political decisions regarding how rights are distributed by assuming that you have no idea who you will be within the society you are creating. If you had been born with a different sexual preference, how would you view things? Considering there are no valid arguments

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Regarding: Request for Public Comment on State of Maine Business-Friendly Certification Application This is a public notice the Bridgton Select Board will hold a public hearing on November 13, 2102, at their regular meeting beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the Hearing Room, 3 Chase Street. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit public comment on a proposed application for the Maine Office of Community Development’s Certified Business-Friendly Program. Approval of this application and possible subsequent certification in this program allows the town to be part of the Maine Business Attraction strategy. The application is a point system based on the following factors: – Customer service/product/capacity – Economic Priority – Business/Local involvement/Collaboration – Public Comment/Support – Licensing/Permitting Public comment specifically is necessary in the area of growth areas, priorities in economic development and collaboration. A copy of the application with staff comments will be available in the town office and on the town’s website (www.bridgtonmaine.org) on or before November 2, 2012. Blank copies of the application are also available on the state’s website: http://www.maine.gov/decd/cbfc/. Comment is accepted in person at the noted hearing or by e-mail to: Anne Krieg, Director of Planning, Economic & Community Development ecodevdir@bridgtonmaine.org 1T44

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Obituaries

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Martha J. Cultrera

Glenn F. Brackley

HIRAM — Martha Jane (Delcourt) Cultrera, 69, passed away peacefully at her home with her husband and her sister, Debbie, at her side on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 after a lengthy illness.  Martha was born Aug. 20, 1943 in Westbrook to Roland B. and Helen (LeClair) Delcourt, the second of seven children. She attended Westbrook schools and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1961. Moving to Boston in 1969, Martha worked as an administrative assistant to the original Boston Patriots football team and team owner Billy Sullivan. She handled administrative duties for team management, as well as for such legendary players as Houston Antwine and Jim Nance. Martha’s career also included working with Gregory Fossella Architects and Capitol Bank, both in Boston.  She married Richard Cultrera in 1981 and together they returned to Maine in 1985.  Before her retirement, Martha worked for Hanover Insurance in Portland. Martha spent her lifetime devoted to her husband, family and friends. Always there with a smile and a helping hand, Martha could always be counted on to lighten a dark moment and remind you that strength in faith would see you through. Her smile and sense of humor were contagious. Martha’s interests included taking (and sharing) endless photos of family, pets, flowers, wildlife and anything that represented God’s glory. The special love in her life were her pets. So many rescued dogs and cats owe their lives and happiness to Martha’s kindness and big heart. Most of her life, several dogs and cats were always a part of her extended family. Martha is survived by her husband of 31 years, Richard Cultrera of Hiram; six brothers and sisters, Mark S. Delcourt of Wesley, Michael R. Delcourt of Standish, Thomas (Jeff) Delcourt of Fountain Inn, S.C., Marybeth (Delcourt) Baker of Westbrook, Deborah (Delcourt) Pinette of New Gloucester and John C. Delcourt of Westbrook; 14 nieces and nephews; 20 grandnieces and nephews. A memorial service for Martha was held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Hilltop Baptist Church, 1890 North Road, (Route 160) in Cornish. Pastor Robert Irish officiated. Arrangements are under the care of Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish.   In lieu of flowers, Martha would hope that you would hug a child and rescue a pet. Memorial donations may be made in Martha’s name to The Animal Refuge League, PO Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098-0336.

AUBURN — Glenn Foster Brackley, 84, died Oct. 9, 2012 in Auburn, after a brief illness. He was born June 11, 1928, in Strong, the son of Glendon and Natalie Luce Brackley. He attended school in Strong and resided in Gray since 1956. He worked for the Maine Department of Transportation from 1953 until his retirement. For many years, he was a Little League coach and umpire in Gray. He was an avid deer hunter and looked forward, with great anticipation to “Camp” every November. He wass a proud grandparent and spent many hours running “Grampa’s Taxi” and attending various events in the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was well known for his affability, humor, storytelling and willingness to talk to anyone about anything. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Verlene; his children, son, Larry of Winslow, son, Wayne of New Gloucester, son, Dennis of New Gloucester, daughter, Susan Lowberg of Raymond, daughter, Vicki Moody of New Gloucester; stepson, Craig Boone of Jay; his 11 grandchildren; and 12 7/9th great-grandchildren.

I. Louise Roney CORNISH — I. Louise Roney, 92, died on Oct. 28, 2012, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough after a brief illness. She was born in Jonesboro on July 12, 1920, the daughter of Benjamin and Mayflower Varney. She attended local schools, graduated from Jonesboro High School and went on to attend Washington State Normal School in Machias. Louise proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945. She served much of that time as a Synthetic Gunnery Instructor. She actually taught John Glenn in one of her classes. She had been an elementary school teacher before serving in the Marines. After the war, she married Robert W. Roney on June 28, 1947. She was a stay at home mom for a few years while her two children were young. She went on to receive a teaching degree from the University of Southern Maine. She went back to teaching and taught in the Sebago and Baldwin school systems until her retirement in 1980. Louise was a member of the North Sebago Methodist Church for several years and her hobbies included knitting, reading and crossword puzzles. Her family wishes to thank the entire staff at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough for their compassionate care for Louise over the past few months. She was predeceased by her husband; and three brothers. Surviving are her son, Karl Roney of Cornish; her daughter, Susan Roney of Scarborough; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service with military honors will be on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m., at the New Sebago Cemetery on the Hancock Pond Road in Sebago. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Maine Veterans The Bridgton News Home, (Unit B) 290 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to Ruth’s Renewable Resources, 39 Blueberry Rd., Portland, ME 04102.

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Claudia D. Paine RAYMOND — Claudia DeGrass Paine, 68, died quietly at home on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, after a relentless two-year battle against lung cancer. Claudia was born on Dec. 9, 1943, in Bangor, the daughter of the late Claude and Catherine Degrass. Claudia attended John Baptist High School in Bangor and Merrimack College in Massachusetts before marrying the late Errol Paine of Bangor. Claudia had a great passion for life and enjoyed traveling, politics, scuba diving, knitting and spending time with her six grandchildren. She could often be found knitting beautiful and unique items for her grandchildren when she wasn’t replacing hats and mittens lost in the winter months. Some of Claudia’s favorite trips included Stonehenge, an Alaskan cruise, diving in the Caribbean, and going to the theater in London. Claudia was a long-term survivor of an organ transplant and dedicated many years to raising awareness and understanding of the critical need for organ donations. At age 55, two years after her organ transplant, Claudia became a certified scuber diver, diving in both Florida and the Caribbean for several years. Claudia also competed in the Transplant Olympic Games as a swimmer for many years, as well. Claudia is survived by four children, Cmdr. Joel Paine USN (Ret.), Scott Paine, Brent Paine and Rebecca Kurtz; and her six beloved grandchildren. A private memorial open house will be held for close family and friends on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at her home in Raymond between 1 and 5 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Claudia’s guestbook. We ask those who are planning to express an act of sympathy to consider: Donate Life America, 701 E. Byrd St., 16th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.

Odette C. Robinson Odette C. Robinson died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on Oct. 25, 2012 at the Bridgton Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1936. in Poitiers, France. She was the daughter to her late parents Adolfe and Rachel Bodin, and was also predeceased by a son Rick Robinson, and a sister Jany Maury. She met and married Ronald W. Robinson in France and moved to the United States in 1964. She went back to college in 1978, earning her Registered Nurse degree in 1982. In retirement she enjoyed volunteer work, reading, cooking and gardening. Playing with her special dog Jessie and spending time with her friends from the Lake Region Vineyard Church were also among her favorite pastimes. She is survived by Ronald Robinson; a son Patrick Robinson, daughters Marie Kushner and her husband Robert, Sonya Allen and her husband Mark; sister-in-law Rowena Marcia and her husband David; as well as grandsons Christopher Rand and Daniel Gawlik; sisters Annick Bodin and Pierrette Bonnin. Several nieces and nephews will miss her greatly. A graveside service and celebration of her life will be held in the springtime. Her family is very grateful to the staff of the Bridgton Hospital for the outstanding care which they provided and also to the Lake Region Vineyard Church for all of their kindness and support. We ask those who are planning on expressing an act of sympathy to consider: The Make A Wish Foundation, 477 Congress St. Suite M1, Portland, ME 04101.

Sondra Friedman EXETER, N.H. — Sondra (Sonnie) Friedman died on Oct. 25, 2012 in Exeter, N.H. at the age of 76. She was born on Aug. 15, 1936 in Dunellen, N.J. to Elizabeth Hamley Kruse and Francis Kruse. She graduated from Dunellen High School in 1953 and from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania in 1957. At Ursinus she met her first husband Philip M. Smith of York, Penn., and they were married on July 14, 1956. Philip Smith predeceased her on June 3, 1964. Sonnie met Robert Friedman while they were chaperoning a high school mission trip together. They were married on Sept. 18, 1965 and lived in Harrisburg, Penn. In 1967 they moved to New York City where Bob was the pastor of the Ridgewood Presbyterian Church in Queens, New York. Sonnie’s professional career was dedicated to fostering the education and development of children with disabilities. She earned a Masters Degree in Education from Hunter College while working as a classroom teacher at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, N.Y. While at St. Mary’s she procured grants to develop dance, art and music therapy for pediatric hospice patients, established a Montessori school, and coordinated the design and construction of a playground fostering therapeutic recreation. Her family spent their summers on Hancock Pond, a small lake in Sebago, Maine, where she and Bob later retired. She loved being outdoors and hiking in the White Mtns. She spent many years helping to preserve the lake environment. Sonnie also cared deeply about peace and justice causes. She believed in the equality of all people and hoped for a world where everyone had “enough.” She is survived by her husband Robert Friedman of Exeter, N.H.; her children Laurie (Barbara Hume) Friedman of Cambridge, Mass., Philip (Karen) Friedman of Peaks Island, Maine, Jennifer (Stephen) Sanborn of Amesbury, Mass.; and grandchildren Charles Friedman, Aaron Hume, Michael Hume, Mariana Sanborn and Elena Sanborn. A memorial service and reception celebrating her life is planned for Nov. 11, 2012 at Riverwoods in Exeter, N.H. at 2 p.m. All are welcome. The family would like to especially thank the wonderful staff of the Lodge at Riverwoods and Beacon Hospice for their generous love and care. Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International (www.heifer.org), 1 World Ave. Little Rock, AR 72202. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com

Edward J. McDonough SOUTH PORTLAND — Edward J. McDonough, 70, passed away on Oct. 27, 2012, after a three-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis, with his loving family by his side and listening to Irish music, which he loved. He was born in Portland on Aug. 27, 1942, the son of Thomas J. and Mary (Feeney) McDonough Sr. Ed had lived in Florida for many years, returning to Maine in 1990. He was self-employed in the automotive industry. Ed proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas J. and Patrick; and sister, Philomena (Meeney) McDonough Manderville. Survivors include his soul mate and loving wife, Linda (Connell) McDonough of South Portland; three daughters, Leslie Ace of Bushkill, Pa., Barbara Beckwith of Harrison and Brandy Hynes of Florida; son John McDonough of Naples; four brothers, Michael of Brandon, Fla., Coleman of Seffner, Fla., William of Portland and John of Westbrook; sister, Mary Ann Baker of Sanford, Fla.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Burial with military rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.ctcrawford.com Donations may be made to: The Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.

Joseph M. Qualey Jr. Joseph Martin Qualey Jr., 76, of Naples passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. He was born in Casco on May 30, 1936, son of a Persis and Martin Qualey. He married Pat (Plummer) on June 7, 1957. “Neighbor,” as he was known by many friends, retired from the Sebago Lake State Park and upon retirement worked at P&K Sand and Gravel. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in his gardens, and visiting the local coffee shop in the early morning hours. Joe spent 50 years volunteering for the Naples Fire Department. He was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone, and will be sadly missed by all. Joe is survived by his wife, Pat, of 54 years, and their three children: Scott Qualey and wife Staci, James Qualey, both of Naples, and Jill Flagg and husband Todd of Fryeburg; several siblings, Mabel Heino, Reg Qualey, Sadie Gilkey, and Teresa Heino. Two grandchildren, who meant the world to him, are Joseph Scott Qualey Jr. and Hannah Elizabeth Flagg. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Crooked River Cemetery at 11 a.m. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

Betty Edwards Espinosa 1937 – 2012

Betty Edwards Espinosa, formerly of Fryeburg, Maine, and later Key West, Fla., passed away at the Key West Health & Rehabilitation Center on Oct. 17, 2012. Betty was the daughter of Kenneth and Virginia “Jean” Edwards. She was born in New Gloucester, on Aug. 5, 1937. As a young child, Betty’s family lived in various residences in the Fryeburg/Bridgton area. In 1944, they bought a house in East Fryeburg, where they settled. Betty attended Fryeburg schools and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1956. Betty loved sports, and while at the Academy she participated in field hockey, basketball, and softball. During her teen years, she also worked at nearby Pleasant Mountain Inn as a waitress. Following graduation from the Academy, she traveled to Key West, Fla., and was soon employed by the Casa Marina Hotel Resort. It was in 1957, while working at the Casa Marina, that she met and married her husband of ten years, Peter J. Espinosa. Their daughter Cindy was born a year later. They soon moved into a new home in Key West — and Betty spent the rest of her life living in America’s most southern city. Betty was a “people person.” She was friendly and outgoing, always the first to strike up a conversation with strangers. She had many stories about the famous singers and movie stars that she waited on. Over the course of her life in Key West, Betty worked at the A&B Lobster House, Logan’s Lobster House, Captain Bob’s, Denny’s Restaurant, and finally at the Navy Exchange. Betty was proud of being a good waitress, and she was well-known as “the best waitress in Key West.” Betty was dedicated to her family in Key West, but she always looked forward to returning to Maine. Once a year she flew back to Fryeburg. Then she and her mother would get in the car and travel. They would cruise around looking for moose and deer, spending time with relatives and old friends, and eating plenty of favorite Maine foods, like fried green tomatoes, apples, and lobster. After her elderly mother sold the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Betty stayed with other relatives who have many fond memories of her visits. One yearly visit Betty especially enjoyed was that of her 50th class reunion at Fryeburg Academy. Betty had fun visiting her Maine roots, but her greatest joy was the time she spent with her daughter and grandchildren in Key West. She was very involved with their daily lives, helping with school projects and celebrating special days. For Halloween, she always made costumes for Cindy and the grandchildren, entering them in the various Key West competitions — which they often won! Betty played sports while at Fryeburg Academy; later in life, she loved to watch her grandchildren’s events. She took lots of pictures, and spent hours building albums for each of them. Betty was predeceased by her parents and by her former husband. She is survived by her Florida family: her daughter Cindy and son-in-law Robert Spencer; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren (who called her their “white-haired Grandma”). In Maine, she is survived by her brother Robert Edwards, his wife Donna, their three children, and many great-nieces and nephews. Betty was beloved by us all; her family and many friends will miss her. A celebration of her life has been held in Key West, and a graveside service will be held for Betty next spring at Forest Hills Cemetery in Bridgton, Maine.

Letters

(Continued from Page D) not available to the rest of us, will reduce dirty energy subsidies, will reduce farm subsidies for the wealthiest agribusinesses, will institute tax policies that will help reduce income inequality, will promote a clean environment and make banks and financial institutions responsible rather than negligent in lending, will set rational defense goals, and will use diplomacy before using missile attacks. That party has the same candidate that Colin Powell has endorsed. Jane Gibbons Sweden

Moral argument

To The Editor: My mentor and colleague in moral theology, Father James Keenan at Boston College, wrote an article many years ago entitled: What’s your best moral argument? In the article, Father Keenan wrote of the importance of making key distinctions in developing a good moral argument. Two key distinctions can be made to help us to understand what marriage is and what it is not. These are distinctions that can be made apart from the claims of any faith. 1. Marriage is distinct from LETTERS, Page D


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three others. As for empathy, no, I think it’s called ambition. Again, I want to stress that there are good people, wellmeaning people of every political persuasion; however, that misses the point. I trust people, individuals, to take care of themselves, to be responsible, and to join with others when the need arises to solve the problems of most of life; whereas those who want an ever-larger role of government in our lives, regulating, nannying us at every turn, evidently do not trust people, ordinary people, to govern their own lives and make their own decisions. I find that mindset suffocating. I feel like an insect caught in a spider’s web, all bound up in fine silk. That is what this election is ultimately about: are we to be bound up in silken ties, prisoners of the giant government spider, or are we to be free and able to do for ourselves as we see fit? Alice Darlington South Casco

(Continued from Page D) every other kind of relationship. 2. Marriage is also distinct from friendship, however deep these friendships are. In marriage, man and woman form and complete a one-flesh union, which is uniquely theirs. The commitment of marriage between a man and a woman is sealed, embodied and renewed by the conjugal sexual acts of this one flesh union from which can come the generation of new life: a child. This is what makes marriage distinct from every other kind of relationship. Two persons of the same sex can have a deep friendship; they can support and care for each other very much, but that relationship must be called and treated as what, in truth, it is: a deep friendship, not a marriage.” The Very Reverend Joseph E. Daniels, S.T.L., V.F. Vicar Forane – Region III (East Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Somerset and Waldo Counties) Diocese of Portland To The Editor: Nov. 11, 2012 is Veterans Day — a day we honor our veterans. It is a day of remembrance. It is a sad day for those who died for our country and at the same time a joyous day for To The Editor: As with my previous letter to those who survived and who the editor regarding Tilla Durr’s are still living. We remember earlier letter, I find it difficult those that have been killed to respond to her latest letter while serving and protecting in The Bridgton News because our country and its precious she wanders around so much in freedoms we all enjoy. We her comments or arguments or honor those that have served, assumptions or whatever they those that are still serving and are and in some places actually those that have been forgotten in the past that served. seems to be making my case. We forget from time to time She challenges my assumptions, but she is the one making what hardships our veterans assumptions with a long list and their families endured to of general conservative posi- keep us free. To live free, to die tions that she assumes I hold. free, and say and do whatever She ends her letter with her we want freely. The typical veteran goes definition of what makes for “an improved culture and qual- through an array of emotions. ity of life.” She states that it Some are happy when they “is the ability to model empa- return because they are thankthy, demonstrate respect, and ful for being alive, while others show a modicum of humility.” wish they were dead. Some lost The implication is that she and their wives in war and some lost those who think as she does their husbands in war. Some are the ones who behave in veterans lost their husbands and this way, an assumption that wives because they couldn’t is irrelevant to any argument cope with life and turned to the either for or against conserva- bottle and to drugs. Some talk tive values. I have no doubt that about the wars, where others she models all of these things are silent. Some protest wars, and it so happens that they are while others see it as a necesall qualities of Mitt Romney sity to keep us strong and free. whereas Barack Obama does Then, there are others who just not possess even one. He is want to forget. The men and arrogant, has been disrespectful women who served our country of the American people with, are very proud of their uniform among much else, his unilateral and what they have accompushing through of Obamacare, plished while serving. Some his executive orders and now servicemen, whom entered the his shocking dishonesty regard- service, had no sense of direcing the attack on our consulate tion or how they felt about this in Benghazi that resulted in the country. After serving, they feel deaths of our ambassador and they have a sense of belonging

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to society. They now have a purpose in life and that is evident in their everyday life. A man or women who have served in the Armed Forces are different, unique and yet they are the same as you and I. Some have families. Some have no one. Some fit into society, while others don’t. Some say they wish they took the bullet for their buddy instead of his buddy being dead. So many emotions play upon the mind. The mind is so complicated and yet so fragile. A veteran that has never been to war or a veteran that has is one in the same. They all put their lives on the line 24/7 so we can live another day under the banner of freedom. No psychologist or doctor can figure out why one veteran can fit into society and another one doesn’t. When called upon, a veteran will answer the call. Whether it is to help a neighbor or champion the helpless, he is always there. If you are in trouble, he will be there. A veteran will never ask for help. A veteran seldom shirks his duty to God and country. A veteran will never hesitate or accept defeat. A veteran will always protect what is right and what is wrong. A veteran often dies alone, whether on the battlefield or at home. A veteran will endure the hardest of hardships yet keep smiling. When a veteran is sent on a mission, it is not the soldier to ask why it is to do or die. No other option is available to him. Sure, we think of our veterans on every Memorial Day or Veterans Day. But, we should be thinking of him and thanking him 24/7. After all, he is on duty 24/7. So let’s not just remember him occasionally, but remember our veteran often. I think of the days when George Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge who had very little clothing, food or shoes on their feet, freezing in subzero weather trying to gain our independence. I think of all the men who fought during the Civil War starving to death and sent to military prisons that had no food, medicine or clean water to drink. A war where more soldiers died of diseases and infections rather than by bullets. Then, I think of all the veterans that fought in the South Pacific that were put on forced marches to labor camps. Many died there or on their way there. I think of all the veterans that died in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. I think of all the soldiers coming home from these wars with legs, arms

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and faces half blown off. The things they have to endure the rest of their lives. Then, I think of the things that happen to me in life that inconvenienced me or made my life a little difficult, like being late to a movie or late to a dinner party is nothing like losing a leg or an arm or both. We take life for granted. I can tell you these veterans don’t. So instead of complaining all the time, rejoice and think about things that really matter. Think about our veterans, what they go through, and you will see your problem is trivial compared to giving your life to freedom. As Jesus said, “There is no greater gift you can give than lay down your life for someone else.” Thomas Paine once said, “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” This is how a veteran feels. Remember Veterans Day and remember what precious gifts we have called freedom. Exercise your rights and vote on Nov. 6. Richard E. Cross Naples

A warm welcome

To The Editor: To the Town of Bridgton, we wish to express appreciation and thanks for the warm welcome received during our recent business walk. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet many of you and listen to your concerns and ideas on how to support small business and families.  Help me change the current political environment in Washington on Nov. 6. Jon Courtney, Candidate for Congress, First District

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Wasting a vote

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come to love the laid back approach to life and honest people of Maine. It grieves me to watch Maine politics decend into unfair and downright despicable tactics employed by the national parties, primarily the Republican’s attack on my friend, Elihu Upham. The attack I’m referring to is the flyer sent out last week stating that Mr. Upham is a Liberal. Five times it defames him. I have known Elihu for many years, this Republican smear flyer is as far from the truth as it and they can be. Holding onto a seat in the House of Representative is so important to them that they would misrepresent Mr. Upham and alienate a man who grew up in a Republican household. Elihu has often remarked how much he revered President Ronald Reagan, the first president he could vote for, also his commander-in-chief as he served his country in the United States Navy. Elihu is a hard working, inventive person of the highest caliber. Elihu has paid for his campaign out of his own pocket and with the help of a few loyal friends. He has received no taxpayer money. He became an un-enrolled or Independent voter so he would not be held hostage to party dogma, to be free to vote his conscience on issues that face Maine and the nation. A good idea is a good idea no matter who brings it forward. Moving on a straight line from the center Elihu makes Republicans look like Liberals. I have no doubt that after reading candidate Upham’s hand bill found on his website, Wuphradio.com or his profile this week in The Bridgton News and in the Portland Press Herald it will be clear some will stoop to the lowest levels to hold onto power. In closing, why have we not heard from Mr. Upham’s opposition issuing a letter of condemnation or do they endorse such low blows? Or are they scared that they cannot win a fair fight? Let the best person win not the party with the most money. N.J. Harmon Denmark

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Preparing for winter Remembering we by Jean Preis News Columnist

During the past couple of months, we have done endof-summer chores and fall chores. Now, we are finishing up our preparing-for-winter chores. Along with raking leaves, storing away porch furniture, and getting the porch plants settled indoors, I have also started brushing up on winter sparrow identification. A couple of weeks ago, on a warm sunny day, we drove down to the coast to enjoy the fall foliage and the sea. As we stood on a headland, breathing in the invigorating salt air, surrounded by big ocean swells that crashed up onto the rocks, we noticed five or six birds poking around on dry rocks above the splash of the waves. They appeared to be pale sparrows, with pale brownish streaks, a pale line over the eye, and a sparrowlike bill. A man and a woman who were carrying a spotting scope joined us, and together we tried to figure out the identity of the birds. After discussing each field mark, as well as the birds’ behavior, what they might be eating, the habitat, and the time of year, we concluded that they probably were Ipswich sparrows, a pale form of Savannah sparrows, on their way south from Nova Scotia to Florida.

We do not see Ipswich sparrows in our neighborhood, so it had been a good exercise to struggle with their identification. After we got home, it occurred to me that it might be a good idea to observe our local sparrows more carefully, and to review some information about them, so late one afternoon I found a comfortable place to sit in the warm sun, where I could watch the back lawn and a thicket of shrubs. On a winterberry bush, loaded with bright red and orange fruit, a twig twitched, and a song sparrow hopped up. It was about six or seven inches long, with thick brown streaks converging into a dark spot on the breast. This bird of dense low thickets was quiet now, but in spring it would have sung a beautiful song introduced by three single notes. Song sparrows are common in our neighborhood only from mid-March through mid-October, so this bird will be leaving us soon. While I sat and watched, other birds appeared. Dark gray juncos, with white bellies, pinkish bills, and white on both sides of the tail, hopped around on the lawn, poking into the grass for something to eat. A few were brownish

gray and white females. Juncos prefer conifer or mixed-conifer woods, but in the fall they join the other sparrows in our yard, at the edge of weedy, overgrown areas. Along with the juncos was a bird whose springtime old-sampeabody-peabody-peabody song would have identified him, but he was not singing. Instead, I recognized the distinctive black and white striping on the head, a spot of yellow before the eye, the unstreaked gray breast, and the white throat of the whitethroated sparrow. Song sparrows, juncos and white-throated sparrows usually leave inland Maine ahead of the coldest weather, but the hardy little American tree sparrows come here just to spend the winter. They breed on the northern tundra, and should be arriving here any day now. This bird is brown above and gray below. It has a rusty cap, gray above and around the eye, a faint rufous line extending behind the eye, and a central dark spot on its unstreaked breast. Some folks who see the American tree sparrow in winter may mistake it for a chipping sparrow, but chipping sparrows do not have a rusty cap in winter, and are not usually found around here in winter. A favorite preparing-forwinter chore this year is to read up on winter sparrows, reviewing their field marks, behavior, diet, and habitat, but the best part of this socalled chore is making time to watch the birds and to enjoy them.

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Confronting a gloomy political future Small World by Henry Precht Contributing Writer

At this writing, no one can say with certainty who will be elected president. But we can say — or ought to be able to predict — that the man elected will face an impossible challenge in dealing with our beleaguered economy. We know through our experience and common sense that the America that easily churned out jobs is never coming back. When my wife and I came to

Bridgton, I remember a shoe factory and a textile plant. Nobody thinks they are coming back. Much earlier, the town was the site of numerous mills and was surrounded by farms. The world marches on; we call it progress.  “Progress” has normally meant something new added to the mix of opportunities. In the 19th century, there was steam power giving us new factories

and railroads. The availability of abundant new land and resources followed. Then in the next century came new technologies: automobiles, home appliances, radio — we made them and sold them to the world.  When the economy faltered in the Great Depression, the heavy outlays of cash in World War II produced a post-war boom in housing and many other sectors. Still, the ups and downs and up-again continued. Most recently, we have had the Internet/communications revolution that created expansion — and great bubbles, including unhappily the uncontrolled, wild ride in finance. Now, this three-paragraph history of America at work and out of work has reached a terri-

ble dilemma: Our wild ride, our eagerness to make war and our domestic needs have created a mountain of debt. That means if we expand government stimulus we will add to the mountain. If we cut expenditures and increase taxes we may lower the height, but we can expect a slowing economy. To complicate the picture of the coming years, baby boomers will be lining up for the benefits of Medicare and Social Security they have been promised. They will leave a work force that is less well educated by a decaying national school system. Will we welcome immigrants to pick up the slack? Which reminds us that we are not alone on this planet. China, Germany, India and

Brazil will be sure to compete with us as we attempt a recovery. Meanwhile, the instability of Europe’s indebted economies will be a drag on their banking partners in this country. To top it all, the risk of war in the Middle East threatens our energy supplies and recovery. Returning to the homeland, I have not painted in all of our potential woes. When the election results are published, we can be pretty sure that the divisions in our politics will remain or will be even sharper than during the past four years. If there is a continuing split between the Executive and Legislature, there will be continuing conflict. Austerity measures in the worst afflicted European nations are marked

increasingly by the public taking to the streets. Will we see stone-throwing students and the unemployed marching down our streets — if not our own Main Street? I apologize for this depressing catalogues of troubles ahead.  Over a lifetime of pessimism and doubt, I should have learned that something or someone often comes to turn on the light at the end of the tunnel. But, it will take leaders of exceptional intelligence, skill and good will to manage that feat. Please bear that in mind in this most important of elections Henry Precht is a summer Bridgtonian and retired Foreign Service Officer.

Resurrecting outstanding inland beaches

(Continued from Page D) demnable moment for failing to uphold the public trust and protect Songo Beach occurred in 1996 when the agencies of the Angus King administration met privately with the high water interests to formulate a higher lake level recommendation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Friends of Sebago (FOSL) were able to force an insertion of a two in nine year occasional lowering of the lake in the fall. The

state never allowed the lower levels to occur earlier in the fall when any significant rebuilding of beaches could occur. The flooded beaches were doomed.  For the governor and his commissioners, State Park beaches were expendable. The 1997 Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) recommended plan with higher summer lake levels satisfied a very vocal and politically powerful lake contingent composed of marina owners,

and real estate interests located in once inaccessible shallow coves and rivers.         The present operating 1997 DEP plan not only continues to erode beaches but also is harming lake water quality and lake ecosystems. In 2011, the DEP, apparently, recognizing the failures of their 1997 plan has filed a Water Quality Certification (WQC) with lake level parameters which should bring relief from the constant high lake levels. Maine DEP’s

2011 WQC is a compromise that will reduce summer lake levels and increase beach width but the WQC eliminates the pre-1980s historic range of fluctuation. With the lower levels of the fluctuation range eliminated, beach rebuilding after high water storm events will be limited. If the high water interests win their appeal beaches will be submerged and erosion will accelerate.   If claim five of Douglas Watts’ appeal before the Board

of Environmental Protection is upheld, Sebago Lake’s magnificent historical summer beaches will have a chance to return. Watts appeal states, “The WQC fails to protect and maintain existing uses of Sebago Lake as required by the Clean Water Act (CWA), Maine water quality law and Maine’s anti-degradation statute, specifically the size and integrity of the natural shoreline and natural sand beaches of Sebago Lake as they existed on Nov. 28, 1975.

38 MRSA §464 (4)(F)(1).” In other words Doug Watts is saying that tenets of the Clean Water Act cannot be discarded by the State of Maine. The Maine DEP’s Board of Environmental Protection has rescheduled the appeals hearing regarding Sebago Lake’s lake levels and fisheries. The meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. in Augusta at the Elks Lodge at 397 Civic Center Drive.

Maine adds 7,400 jobs, media once again silent

(Continued from Page D) Commission, Mills said Maine employers added jobs in a variety of business sectors — health care, leisure and hospitality, professional services, construction and education, while manufacturing, retail and finance jobs have “stabilized.” Mills further explained that Maine’s unemployment rate in September would have been 5.5% if Maine’s labor force

“participation” rate were as low as the national average. He added that if the U.S. labor force participation rate matched Maine’s, the national unemployment rate in September would have been 9.8%. This encouraging new jobs report stands in stark contrast to the record over the previous 10 years, when Democratic policies held sway. According to former State Economist Charles

Colgan, now at the University of Southern Maine, the state generated exactly 56 “net” new jobs from 2001 to 2010. To calculate net jobs, he took the number of new jobs and subtracted the jobs we lost. That’s not much to be proud of, 56 jobs over 120 months. No wonder voters in 2010 decided to throw out the ruling party and bring in a pro-business, pro-jobs Republican majority.

Republicans understand that government cannot create private sector jobs, but it can create the conditions and environment to stimulate business growth, which, in turn, leads to more jobs. We began with LD 1, a major bill to eliminate unnecessary red tape, streamline permitting procedures and bring common sense to our regulatory system. Business owners told us in hearings held around the state that regulatory excess was one of the worst problems they had. We took care to protect Maine’s natural environment while introducing a new attitude where regulators and the regulated work together for mutually beneficial solutions. We also put through the largest tax cut in Maine history by lowering the top income tax rate from 8.5% to 7.95%, increasing standard deductions and personal exemptions and eliminating the income tax for 70,000 low-income tax filers. The tax package also included substantial business incentives, including a seed capital investment tax credit, accelerated depreciation of new business equipment, a new markets tax credit for business investment in distressed communities, a fishery infrastructure tax credit and even incentives to promote film-making in Maine. Reforms to Maine’s health insurance law are already lowering or reversing the rate of increase on insurance premiums for individuals, families and small businesses. We have cautioned that these reforms need time to work and to be fully implemented. Action on health insurance was urgent because our insurance rates, among the highest in the coun-

try, had become a huge drag on employers and, by extension, on job creation. Finally, we are seeing some relief, but even more needs to be done to attack the root problem — the high cost of health care itself. No one thing improved our business climate. It was a combination of numerous bills on all fronts to attack our jobs problem from many angles. We also brought a new attitude that state government is an advocate for business, not an adversary. It is now the mission of every

state agency to assist companies seeking to create jobs. The big increase in jobs last year is great news for the overall health of our economy. It is great news for the state to have more people working and paying taxes. Above all, it is great news for those folks who have found jobs and the dignity and pride that comes with a paycheck. State Representative Rich Cebra (R-Naples) is the House chairman of the Transportation Committee.

(Continued from Page D) signs that overstate the case saying “Save Our Downtown” — are somewhat ironic, since the amendments will foster redevelopment by relaxing density requirements. No one wants to go back to the, frankly, ridiculous 50,000square-foot minimum lot size requirements that were in place for the downtown Shoreland

Zone prior to Dec. 13, 2011. But it seems to us that, like in chess, to avoid a stalemate, Avesta’s plans and changes to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance must be separated in order to remove the perception of a conflict between what’s good for one developer — and what’s good for the town as a whole. ­— GG

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The chaos is coming and just won’t quit (Continued from Page D)

Right — it’s National Saxophone Day! In late-breaking news, your columnist has discovered that Belgian Gustavus Sax patented the saxophone on Nov. 6, 1846, which, reliable sources indicate, fell that year directly after Nov. 5 (which, one presumes, is National Are You Ready for National Saxophone Day Because, You Know, It’s Like Tomorrow?) More to the point, Nov. 6 is also National Lost Without a Compass Day, which pretty well sums up the political situation right now. The National Whatever Day Calendar website explains that “no one knows” how Nov.

6 became National Lost Without a Compass Day, but I’ll bet that closer research would reveal that it began in some other national election year. You’d think our major party choices  couldn’t get any worse, but the major candidates last time seemed pretty good, at least until John McCain decided to morph away from being John McCain, abandoning his maverick and more moderate views. I think 2000 was the recent nadir, with Bush versus Gore, unless it was 1988 which featured Dukakis versus Bush I, who is beginning to look really presidential in retrospect. I thought I was definitely vot-

ing for Obama this year, in hopes of somehow getting my $8 back, but since all the hoopla surrounding Oct. 29 reminded me of the greatness of my cat, I considered writing in his — or is it her? — name for president of the United States. But then I remembered that I can’t remember its current name. It started out as Rowry and then I inherited it and called him/ her/it Socrates, but then I noticed the cat was left-handed, so a couple years later I decided on Lefty. She’s soft on Communism, anyway, and also on her underbelly and around her neck and back. So never mind. Anyway, though the status quo

would hardly change with either candidate, it does make a big difference who is elected this year. For example, Romney said the other day that because Obama won in 2008 we are “four years closer to a nuclear Iran” — but if Romney gets elected in 2012, with his bull-in-a-china-shop approach to foreign policy, I am afraid we will be four years closer to a nuclear war. And it’s like that on just about every issue: not so hot over here, terrible over there. Guess I’ll settle for not so hot. You will, of course, make your own determination, but I can’t imagine that you’re particularly thrilled either.

Besides, neither ticket can stop the Western world’s long slide toward economic and environmental ruin, already so thoroughly underway that it’s only a matter of when, not if. The energy/environment iceberg lies dead ahead and neither Republicans nor Democrats have professed to even seeing the thing yet. Privately, the Democrats hope to tiptoe around it — hard to tiptoe with The Titanic on your back — but it’s too late to change the course of such an unwieldy vessel. And Romney and his friends pretend the killer-berg is hundreds of miles away, so they want to speed everything up even more

— even though the engines are already white-hot and fuel supplies are running low — thinking that if we do happen to cross paths we’ll just ram the thing and sink it. Good luck with that, Mein Kapitan. At least Captain Obama would try to pick the survivors out of the water. Captain Romney wouldn’t bother, since clearly we should have planned ahead and built our own ocean liners. Meanwhile, know what Nov. 8 is? National Chaos Never Dies Day! Also, National Dunce Day!  Don’t say you weren’t warned. Mike Corrigan is now a professional cat-whisperer.

Eventually the truth will come and expose the lies

(Continued from Page D) authorize that help be sent when there was ample time to do it and save the lives of at least the two Navy Seals who were under attack by 120 jihadists! Third is the deliberate lie about the attack being the result of a demonstration against an obscure YouTube video nobody ever heard of — a lie repeated for nearly two weeks by the president, the secretary of state, and our U.N. ambassador — then amplified by the mainstream media (MSM). Fourth are the continuing lies coming from administra-

tion officials as they’re being cornered with questions about the whole disgusting affair, in spite of doing everything they can to avoid them until after the election on Nov. 6. The MSM is doing everything they can too, but they won’t be able to keep the lid on. The more they try, the worse it gets. A few in the MSM still have remnants of a journalistic conscience and they know that continued silence on this story is unconscionable. One intrepid reporter named Kyle Clark at KUSA, an NBC affiliate in Denver, put it right on

Obama’s head last week: “Were the Americans under attack at the consulate in Benghazi Libya denied requests for help during that attack? And is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and we’ll all find out after the election?” he asked. Obama wiggled out of answering, but Clark followed up: “Were they denied requests for help during the attack?” he asked again. A clearly shaken Obama proceeded to rattle off a long, embarrassing soliloquy on every other subject, but what he

was asked, running down the clock until the interview was over, but not before making one slip: Near the beginning, Obama said: “…I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to…” That statement prompted former assistant Secretary of Defense Bing West to say last Saturday: “In my judgment, the audio track will show the White

House knew that there was an attack going on. The real critical issue is the president says that he immediately ordered all available assets to help. The military would have put out an order from the president. There’s no question about that… What I’m asking is, ‘Show us the order!’ Mr. President if you said use everything available and our military immediately sent out the order, simply show us the order. I have great reservations that there is no such order.” (Emphasis in original) I have the same reservations, and most other Americans who

pay attention have them too. They know our president is lying. The MSM’s Sunday morning news shows barely kept the lid on Benghazi this week, but I doubt they’ll be able to accomplish that next Sunday with the election two days hence. Pressure is building fast and won’t be contained. In this case, it will be an explosion of indignation. No. It won’t be close. I predict a landslide for Romney. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher.

Educating the Voter: Questions on the 2012 ballot public contributions?” This bond will be used to acquire land, through either outright purchase or through easements, to preserve farmlands, working waterfronts and recreational areas for future generations, and protect them from development. Question 4 is the largest bond at $51.5 million, and it is the transportation bond. It will

be used to maintain and repair our roads, highways, bridges, railroads, airports and ports, and purchase buses and emergency helicopters. If approved it will bring in the most matching funds — at least $105.6 million. It reads: “Do you favor a $51,500,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, local roads, airports

and port facilities, as well as for funds for rail access, transit buses and the LifeFlight Foundation, which will make the state eligible for at least $105,600,000 in federal and other matching funds?” Finally, Question 5 is the clean water bond. This bond would invest in the construction, expansion and repair of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. This bond has the highest match rate for federal funds, bringing in a total

of almost $40 million in federal funds. It reads: “Do you favor a $7,925,000 bond issue to be expended over two years for revolving loan funds for drinking water systems and for wastewater treatment facilities, which will make the state eligible to secure $39,625,000 in federal grants?” These issues are all important to the future of Maine. Question 1 deals with a very important social issue. The

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