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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 45

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Bridgton, Maine

November 7, 2013


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Vet cherishes Quilt of Valor By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer HARRISON — Walking into Henry Leino’s home, one senses a great deal of pride in family and service. Henry is one of 15 children — nine brothers and five sisters — of John and Hilda Leino. He and his wife, Miriam, are the proud parents of five children and 13 grandchildren. So, it is no surprise that family photos from several decades adorn the top of a piano, positioned along an inside wall of the living room. Another major chapter in Henry’s life was his days as a tail gunner in World War II. Between the living and dining rooms stands a multi-shelf “memorial,” that includes photos of a strapping young man in uniform, medals and a plaque — a harsh reminder that war carries a heavy price. WWII, Though others have forgotten; We shall never forget our comrades. U.S. casualties, Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946, 397,316 dead, 670,845 wounded, 78,733 MIAs, 124,079 POWs, 12,653 died in captivity. Like his brothers, Henry served his country, fighting in World War II in the Air Corp. He was awarded a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, honors for marksmanship and a Presidential Unit Citation. Honorably discharged on Oct. 16, 1945, Henry would eventually dedicate 30 years to the ministry, serving in parishes in Massachusetts, New York, Michigan and Ohio. QUILT OF VALOR group from Missouri made this quilt and sent it to World War II veteran Henry Leino. He returned home to Harrison to retire. At the age of 88, Henry remains sharp of mind and “Our group is now including veterans from the Vietnam appreciative of a full life. This summer, he received a War and anyone touched by war,” Jean said. special gift, which touched his heart. Quilts of Valor is a national movement, and over 87,000 “My daughter, Mary, mentioned to a group that I served in World War II and had received a Purple Heart,” Henry quilts have been presented. Henry is proud of his quilt. He will use it as a prop this said. “I received a call asking if I would accept a quilt in Sunday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. when he speaks about his milihonor of my service to my country. I was honored to.” The call came from Quilts of Valor in Warrenton, tary service at Trinity Lutheran Church in South Paris. “For some guys, that was a very difficult period in their Missouri. Two women created the local chapter eight years ago. Each month, the ladies meet at a local church lives and they don’t speak about it too often,” Henry said. fellowship hall or community building and hand quilt. “Everybody deals with difficult moments in their lives difSometimes, over 100 ladies are present. Although quilts ferently. I really don’t mind.” Military Service — A Family Affair vary in pattern, each has one constant element. Somewhere Military service was woven into the fabric of the Leino within the quilt is a red heart. “It is with much love and appreciation for your sacrifice family. Matti was the first brother drafted, getting the call that these quilts are made,” wrote Jean, one of the Quilts of Valor founders. “We thank you from the bottom of our on June 30, 1942 with the Army, attached to the 844th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company. He was shot through hearts.” To date, the Eastern Missouri group has presented over the wrist near the French-Belgium border, and received a 1,100 quilts to 33 different states, as well as Germany and Purple Heart. Arne was drafted on Aug. 28, 1942 at the age of 26. Afghanistan. They have also been given to men and women injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. QUILT OF VALOR, Page A

Casco promotes business friendly image By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Lately, local elected officials have been promoting the Town of Casco like it is nobody’s business. Rather, it is everybody’s businesses that the Casco Board of Selectmen would like to see the town better promoted. The two-prong goal is: To support existing businesses, and to entice entrepreneurs to locate their businesses in the area. On Tuesday, the Fourth Annual Casco Business Showcase was held in the Casco Community Center gymnasium — while the polling place was open. More than three-dozen area businesses set up booths, and took advantage of the foot traffic from this November’s elections. The showcase was the brainchild of Mary-Veinessa Fernandes and Barbara York three years ago during the state’s gubernatorial election process. One of the objectives was to expose residents to those home-based businesses they might not know about. Now, the board of selectmen is also exploring ways to help new businesses get their foot in the door. During a recent board meeting, selectmen spoke with the heads of two chamBUSINESS, Page A

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Level tied to ‘Lock’ project By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Naples Harbormaster Bill Callahan isn’t sure who to blame, in fielding recent complaints about the drastic drop early this fall of Long Lake’s water level. All he can tell them is that repair work being done now on Songo Lock was a contributing factor. But then again, he’s aware that it has been a dry fall, without much rain. And he’s not sure the cause can be laid entirely at the Lock. Efforts to relicense the Eel Weir Dam by its owner, Sappi Fine Paper, have been delayed for going on eight years, and are now being challenged in court. Eel Weir Dam in Westbrook controls the level of Sebago Lake, and as Sebago Lake

goes, so goes Long Lake. Or at least that’s what many people, including Callahan, assume. “It’s a confusing issue,” said Callahan, as to whether management of water levels at Sebago Lake may have played a role. All he knows is that a new management plan needs to be developed for Sebago Lake, and better procedures need to be put in place to notify the public about what is happening with lake levels, and why. “It’s just a mess. It’s a nightmare. I’ve had people calling, and the Harrison Harbormaster has been getting calls,” he said. The good news, he adds, is that by now, “Ninety-nine percent of the boats are out of the water.” LEVEL, Page A

‘302’ project: third of top 50 By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A study released Oct. 31 ranked the Route 302 reconstruction project from West Bridgton to Fryeburg third among Maine’s top 50 transportation challenges. The study was conducted for the state Department of Transportation by TRIP, a national transportation research group, which used traffic volume, repair costs and the importance of the road or bridge to the regional economy in its rankings. The report noted that Maine’s population has grown eight percent from 1990 to 2012, from 1.2 million to about 1.3 million. During that same span of years, vehicle travel in the state has increased 20 percent, and is projected to increase another 15 percent by 2030, the report said. The report noted that Maine’s system of 22,874 miles of roads and 2,408 bridges carries 14.2 billion

vehicle miles of travel annually. Because of its lack of proper shoulders and tendency toward “crowning” at the center of the roadway, the stretch of Route 302 from Stack Em Inn Road in Bridgton extending 5.19miles into Fryeburg is seen to have a serious deficiency that the state has estimated can be corrected for $7.4 million — not cheap, but manageable within the state’s current transportation budget. At the same time, the benefit of such improvements in terms of safety and boosting the regional economy is seen as significant. The Route 302 project is one of many that made the list that is already on MDOT’s work plan, and is scheduled to be completed within the next two years. A final public hearing on the project was held earlier this fall. State officials note that the yes vote Tuesday PROJECT, Page A

FRYEBURG — Five burglaries in the past week have spurred the Fryeburg Police Department to increase patrols — both foot and car — in the East Fryeburg area. Sunday night, foot patrol units discovered a residential burglary, which is related to other break-ins and home invasions. Officers Michelle Legare and Steve Witham discovered at 10 p.m. that a Baker Circle residence had been entered using force. Investigators contacted the homeowners in Massachusetts and have spent most of Monday processing the scene and collecting physical evidence.

The seasonal home was unoccupied at the time of the burglary. Residents in the East Fryeburg area are urged to be “hyper vigilant” and report any suspicious foot or vehicular traffic, said Fryeburg PD Detective Sergeant Joshua Potvin. Anyone with information can call police at 935-3323. Reference case number 13-178-OF. Last Thursday, a second home invasion occurred between 3 and 6 a.m. on North Elkins Brook Road in Fryeburg. Police say sometime during Wednesday evening, a suspect(s) entered the victim’s residence and POLICE, Page A

Burglaries put police on alert

COMPLETE FACELIFT is underway at the 181 Portland Road, Bridgton location of Dunkin Donuts. The remodeled building has been extended eight feet to the south side, with extra seating room inside, extra parking and a new location of the drive-thru window at the rear of the building. The owner hopes to have work completed and be reopened by Nov. 16, with a grand opening to follow a week or two later. (Rivet Photo)

Major Dunkin’ makeover

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer When the Bridgton Dunkin’ Donuts opened seven years ago on the Portland Road, someone told owner Brian Fram it was going to turn out to be too small. That somebody was right. “Right off the bat, I outgrew that spot,” said Fram, owner of four other Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Conway, North Conway, East Conway and Bartlett, N.H. So even though the every10-years renovations required of every franchise owner was still three years away, Fram decided this fall to get busy making his Bridgton franchise more customer-friend-

ly. Work began a few weeks ago by Thompson Building Services of Gardiner on a complete remodel of the interior and exterior of the building, along with an expansion that adds eight feet to the south side of the building. The Gardiner firm is familiar with Dunkin’ Donuts’ requirements, said Fram, so he expects the work to be done within weeks. “If all goes well, I’d like to be open hopefully Nov. 14 or 16,” he said. A grand reopening will be planned a few weeks after that, he added. Fram is especially happy that the remodel will allow him to move his drivethrough window to the rear of

the building, instead of being on the north side as it is now. Having the window in back will allow him to better meet demand during busy times, without having a line of cars backed up near the entrance from Portland Road. The increased footprint will add four more parking spaces, for a total of 21 spaces. There’ll also be a complete remodel on the inside of the restaurant. “It will be totally new,” said Fram, “with a semi-retro, semi-modern look to it, a little bit of a throwback to the old Dunkin’ days, blended in with a modern look.” Fram said his decision DUNKIN’, Page A

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NEW GUILD OFFICERS (seated left to right) Incoming Guild President, Phyllis Ginzler, and Sandra Weygandt, current President; (standing, left to right) Ann Ineson, third vice president; Pamela King, corresponding secretary; Marjorie Blaney, second vice president; Diana Fallon, treasurer; and Patricia Casey, recording secretary.

Guild gifts hospital $45,000 2013 was a good fundraising year for the Bridgton Hospital Guild, which ultimately spelled very good news for Bridgton Hospital. The Guild raised $45,000 for the hospital. This gift represents the largest donation from the group since 2000. The gift was presented to hospital officials at the Guild’s annual meeting, held at Campfire Grille in West Bridgton, on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Guild President Sandra Weygandt presided over the gathering of members and guests. Guests included Bridgton Hospital President R. David Frum and Philip Libby, chairman of the Bridgton Hospital Board of Directors. In addition, the special guest speaker for the event was Eric Cioppa, Maine Insurance Commissioner. The Guild elected new officers for 2013-14. Officers elected included: President,

Phyllis Ginzler; First Vice President, Sandra Weygandt; Second Vice President, Marge Blaney; Third Vice President, Anne Ineson; Recording Secretary, Pat Casey; Treasurer, Diana Fallon; Secretary, Phyllis Ginzler; and Corresponding Secretary, Pamela King. Mrs. Weygandt presented the Guild gift check for $45,000 to Mr. Frum and Bridgton Hospital. The funds will be used to purchase a Patient Monitoring System for the Emergency Department. The Bridgton Hospital

Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer-driven organization that raises funds to benefit Bridgton Hospital. They raise funds through various special fundraising efforts like their Tree of Love during the holiday season, the Twitchell Café located on the hospital campus, and Guild Thrift Shop located in downtown Bridgton. New volunteers are always welcome. Membership applications are available at the coffee shop or at the Thrift Shop. Information is also available on the hospital website at

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The pride in and support of the military from Casco citizens stayed in the mind of Jeffrey York as the blades of his Black Hawk sliced through the air. During each rescue mission, York told his comrades about his home town of Casco, which he referred to as “the gem of the Lake Region.” He talked about the high level of patriotism that is evident in the place he grew up.

Typically, community members living in the homeland are the ones that put together gift boxes for those serving overseas. But, in June 2011, York mailed to Casco residents a box that included the flag that had been aboard a VH-60 Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopter. In a letter, he described the joy he felt as he packed the American flag and a photograph signed by the military medics with whom he was deployed.

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live in Casco and Naples, as well as their spouses and family members. The get-together is being hosted by the Casco Recreation Department. “One of the things we are doing this year: We are asking Veterans if they have a flag that has a story to bring it, and tell their story or write it down to share with others,” Recreation Director Beth Latsey said. Grant elaborated. “If they have a flag they would like to display or share, they can bring it to the breakfast. They may have something that means a lot to them, possibly an old flag,” Grant said, adding that her husband cherishes the flag that was given to him when GLORY, Page A



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Casco promotes business climate (Continued from Page A) bers or commerce: Barbara Clark, the executive director of Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, and Aimee Senatore, executive director with Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. According to Town Manager Dave Morton, the residents of Casco are “fortunate to have two chambers that offer services in their area.” The chambers not only offer valuable resources for existing and prospective businesses, but also can help with the concrete steps toward promoting Casco as business friendly. “Every day of week, people call or e-mail us, and are looking to relocate or start a business here,” Clark said. “Tourism is the Number One business in Maine. The people who come through the area have been at camps here in the summer. Those people get married and want to move to the area with their families, or retire here,” she said. The board discussed ways to bring new businesses in — a conversation that was started during the Sebago Lakes Business Summit in September. During that summit one thing that was pointed out by businesses seeking to expand and those companies that had considered locating in Casco was: the lengthy permitting process can sometimes be frustrating and thwart their hopes of starting a business in the town, according to Morton. Selectman Tracy Kimball asked, “How can we better cater to businesses coming here?” Morton elaborated. “With the process of getting local approval, I heard a lot of questions about how much time it is going to take. That type of permitting process is very difficult,” he said, stressing that the changes would not be permits or regulations but working toward a more streamlined process. “Can we make the process work better?” Morton asked. Senatore said this was a very familiar question, and a topic that has been addressed by the Windham Economic Development Corporation. “This discussion is happening in every town. How do we welcome businesses? How do we get them to say yes? The first person that a prospective business talks to is the code enforcement officer,” she said. “Instead of, you cannot do

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YO-YO OUTFLOWS — The fall 2013 water levels (left) in Sebago Lake show a marked drop of nearly two feet from October 2012, yet the fall 2013 lake level drop is still within Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mandated guidelines, as noted by the horizontal bars.

Lake level tied to Lock project

(Continued from Page A) Still, he said he had to scramble to call all the marinas and the Songo River Queen when levels began noticeably dropping “much, much earlier” than usual, which is typically around the second or third week of October. “It must have dropped a good foot in a couple of weeks,” Callahan said, of Long Lake and its outlet of Brandy Pond. Peter Lowell, executive director of Lakes Environmental Association, said he noticed it too, when inspecting for milfoil along the Songo River, the connecting waterway between Long Lake and Sebago Lake. Lowell said a few weeks ago it appeared the river had dropped by about two feet. Looking to the Lock Songo Lock is managed by the state’s park system as a historic site, and operated by Sebago Lake State Park. Manager Matt McGuire said Wednesday that work began Nov. 1 to rebuild the two floodgates at the lock that the state uses each year to raise the lake in spring and lower it in the fall. The floodgates are in bad repair and have become inefficient in their task, he said. In September, however,

he said, “We were passing water (through the lock) because otherwise we were going to be unable to lift the gates.” McGuire said that preparatory work was a contributing factor in the earlier lowering of Long Lake’s level, but “there’s certainly several factors,” not the least of which was the lower-than-normal rainfall amounts in October. Having lower water earlier than normal helped park maintenance staff with the work of removing the gates, and also met the needs of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in encouraging salmon to use the Crooked River as a spawning route, instead of the Songo, McGuire said. McGuire said he and his staff notified Long Lake stakeholders and towns of the earlier partial draw-down, which was necessary to make sure work could begin as soon as the crane and other equipment was in place. “We wanted to coordinate everything so that the work could be done with the least disruption possible,” McGuire said. “It’s something we’ve been preparing for, and it’s a fairly big project.” He said water levels at the Lock have rebounded in the past month, and are at four inches below the summer

low level currently. The new gates should be installed by early December, but they’ll stay up until next spring, in keeping with their annual management plan. As Sebago Lake goes . . . PWD Spokesperson Michelle Clements on Tuesday referred questions on Sebago Lake water levels to Sappi. Sappi Fine Paper is the parent company of S.D. Warren Company, which originally licensed the Eel Weir Dam in 1875 and controls the lake’s level under its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license. Clements did say that PWD’s Watershed Environmental Manager, Paul Hunt, told her that the Eel Weir dam does not have any impact on the level of Long Lake. She said control of Long Lake levels are entirely held at Songo Lock. Clements acknowledged that there is considerable controversy on the issue of Sebago Lake levels, which is one reason why PWD maintains a historic record of lake levels on its website, www.pwd/org/lakelevel.php Roger Wheeler, president of the Friends of Sebago Lake, has long been complaining that the 1997 Department of Environmental Protection

management plan for Sebago Lake’s Eel Weir Dam is harming water quality and the natural fishery, and is difficult for Sappi to adhere to. In a January 2013 letter to the Portland Press Herald he wrote that because the DEP plan requires specific water level targets be met on prescribed dates, “Often, Sappi either has to release excessively low flow volumes through the turbines or spill water wastefully to meet lake level targets. The yo-yo changing of outflows and the resulting harmful impacts on the water quality and ecosystem of the two estuaries was never recognized in the 1997 plan.” Part of the problem lies in having so many different stakeholders weighing in on the merits of the 1997 Sebago Lake Level Management Plan that earned a license from FERC and a DEP Water Quality Certificate. The stakeholders include the Department of Conservation, the DEP, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Friends of Sebago Lake, the Sebago Lake Landowners and Users Coalition, Sappi and the Portland Water District, which draws drinking water from the lake for 15 percent of Maine’s population.

matically in early October. He said Chalmers didn’t get his boat out in time. Public Works Director Jim Kidder said he made several announcements at selectmen’s meetings prior to raising the floodgate at the Highland Lake dam all the way, as part of the town’s practice of drawing down the lake’s level every five years so that work can be done on shorefront retaining walls. “Every five years we drop it,” Kidder said. “We open (the dam’s floodgate) up and let (the water) do what it needs to do.” Anyone wanting to take advantage of the

lower level can apply for a state permit for shorefront work through the town’s code enforcement office, he said. “Five years ago, we had a lot of rain, and it never got low enough for (shorefront owners) to do the work,” said Kidder. It also prevented the town from removing rocks and making other improvements to Highland Lake Beach. This fall, because rainfall amounts were low, Kidder’s public works crew were able to make their improvements. He’s not sure how many shorefront owners also took advantage of the low levels to apply for a

DEP permit. The town closed the floodgates around a week ago, and is gradually raising the lake level up to its winter level, said Kidder. Cossey said it was obvi-

ous the town was lowering the level for a reason, but he wished there had been some formal announcement given in the newspaper, so that people wouldn’t be caught unaware.

Levels go way low at Highland Lake, too

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Jim Cossey has a thing about the town keeping its citizens informed. And as a shorefront property owner, he thinks Bridgton could have done a better job informing the public it planned to lower Highland Lake this fall. “In the 10 years I’ve lived here, I’ve never seen it so low,” Cossey said Friday. “I can walk all the way out eight to 10 feet to where my dock ends, and it’s still dry.” He said his brother-in-law Bill Chalmers’ pontoon boat was grounded when the lake levels started dropping dra-

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this, we are going to shepherd them through the process. Give them a road map,” Senatore said. “It all comes down to communication and education,” she said. Clark continued by recommending that town officials “ask for feedback from someone who went through the permitting process.” The board also touched on existing businesses in town. “With the economy, is there an upswing of small businesses?” Kimball asked. Senatore responded with a “Yes.” “I’ve seen an increase — to be honest. Seventy-five percent of our members are small businesses with five employees or less,” she said, adding, “We are trying to identify those home-based businesses — who better to ask than residents in the town?” “The first challenge is that there is some type of outreach — marketing the Town of Casco for the businesses that are here,” she said. “Now-a-days, there are a lot of home-based businesses. Sometimes, we have education workshops during the day. But, we need to find new ways to connect with people who cannot get away from their home or their job during the day,” she said. “Some business owners don’t realize the value they have in their town,” Senatore said. She added that the discussion starts with making a checklist of “what Casco is all about.” Both Clark and Senatore said that social media provides a great forum for educating businesses about Casco as well as informing Casco residents about businesses in their town.

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SMASHING ENTRANCE — A dump truck smashed headfirst into the front door of Cottage Treasures at 310 Portland Road, Bridgton, Friday morning after its front tire hit the curb while passing a car on the right. No one was in the building, and the driver was not injured. (De Busk Photo)

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A dump truck collided with the Cottage Treasures building at 310 Portland Road Friday morning, causing extensive damage to the building but, thankfully, no injuries. Bridgton Police Office Joshua Muise said Kenneth Chase, 70, of Sebago, an employee of R.N. Willey & Sons Excavation of Casco,

was headed west on Portland Road, toward Bridgton, when a car in front of him slowed to make a left-hand turn onto Sandy Creek Road. Muise said Chase veered to pass the car on the right when he hit the curb with the truck’s right front tire. Because the dump truck was empty, and it was raining, the dump end of the truck swung around when Chase attempted a correc-

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tion, Muise said Chase told him. That put the front end of the truck headed straight into the building, and Chase was unable to stop in time to prevent a collision, said Muise. The truck careened into the front center of the building, demolishing most of the front walls and a large part of the roof. “It was a combination of the rain, hitting the curb and the empty truck,” said Muise, when asked what caused the crash. No one was in the building at the time, and Chase was uninjured, he added. The building is owned by Steven Zogopoulos and leased to Cottage Treasures, Muise said. Muise did not offer a dollar estimate of damages, other than to say the damage was “pretty significant.” United Ambulance was called in, but no transport was needed. Bridgton Fire Department vehicles also responded, and police were able to keep both lanes of traffic open as the truck was removed by a wrecker service.

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, October 29 9:04 a.m. A caller reported a theft on South Bay Road that occurred over the weekend. 10:49 a.m. Two jet skis fell off a trailer on Portland Road. The vehicles involved in the accident were a 2003 GMC Savanna, operated by Scott C. Clemons, and a 2012 Ford F350, operated by David J. Guitard. 4:42 p.m. A caller asked to meet with police after she caught her 8-year-old son allegedly stealing two of his sister’s rings. The caller requested police charge the boy. Traffic stops: Three warnings issued. Wednesday, October 30 2:21 a.m. A 2010 Dodge Caravan, operated by Anthony J. Bessey, collided with a deer while traveling on North High Street. 8:08 a.m. Police assisted rescue personnel with a female who had stopped taking medication and was experiencing withdrawals. 10:16 a.m. Police investigated an assault complaint in regards to a sex offense which allegedly occurred Tuesday night. 10:55 a.m. Blaine T. Small, 38, of Casco was arrested at Bridgton District Court by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones on a warrant for violating a protection order and obstructing the report of a crime. Small was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 3:37 p.m. A motorist failed to pay $25.01 for gasoline. 7:11 p.m. A caller requested to speak with the police chief. She claimed to have been kidnapped and was very confused. 7:43 p.m. John A. Siciliani, 27, of Bridgton was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, criminal threatening, criminal trespass and theft following a stop on Portland Road by Bridgton Police Officers Brad Gaumont and T.J. Reese. Siciliani was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Traffic stops: Two warnings issued. Thursday, October 31 9:05 a.m. Police investigated an alleged gross sexual assault complaint. 5:31 p.m. Police respond-

ed to a possible burglary in progress on Walker Street. Four juveniles reportedly were seen breaking into a vacant building. Traffic stops: No warnings or summonses. Friday, November 1 8:43 a.m. A 1987 Ford, operated by Kenneth W. Chase, struck a gift shop on Portland Road. 6:24 p.m. An iPad was stolen from a North High Street residence. 9:30 p.m. Sheila M. Rogers, 50, of Old Town was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence following a stop on North High Street by Bridgton Police Officer T.J. Reese. Rogers was released on personal recognizance. Traffic stops: Three warnings issued. Saturday, November 2 8:15 a.m. Police received a complaint regarding a guest at an apartment allegedly caused damage to the property. 12:03 p.m. Tools were

stolen from a truck. 5:14 p.m. A caller informed police that she had possibly discovered some marijuana plants. Traffic stops: Three warnings issued. Sunday, November 3 12:01 a.m. Police received a report of possible underage drinking on North Road. 7:13 p.m. Eric J. Knight, 38, of was arrested for aggravated domestic violence assault on Praise Lane by Bridgton Police Officer Mac McCormick. Knight was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Traffic stops: One warning issued. Monday, November 4 1:51 a.m. A caller claimed that she had been threatened by her son’s girlfriend. 8:46 a.m. Police received a 9-1-1 call from a female in Lovell, who claimed that she had been punched in the face. An Oxford County deputy checked the residence, but BLOTTER, Page A

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These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, October 28 12:31 to 3:52 a.m. Five building checks. 3:27 p.m. Non-reportable motor vehicle accident in front of Trumbull’s Hardware Store. 8:20 to 11:57 p.m. Thirteen building checks. 10:35 p.m. Burglary alarm checked. Tuesday, October 29 12:03 to 4:36 a.m. Twenty building checks. 4:10 p.m. ATV complaint on Smith Street. 5:15 p.m. Juvenile offenses on Main Street. 6:53 to 11:58 p.m. Eight building checks. Wednesday, October 30 12:02 to 3:48 a.m. Thirteen building checks. 9:04 a.m. Burglary on North Elkins Brook Road. 5:26 p.m. Abandoned motor vehicle near Carter Hill Road. 9:33 p.m. Motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lovell and Old River Roads. Thursday, October 31 12:03 to 5:12 a.m. Thirty-one building checks. 5:43 a.m. Burglary on Bridgton Road. 7:08 a.m. Burglary at Belaire Estates. 6:56 p.m. Missing person report. Friday, November 1 12:01 to 3:09 a.m. Five building checks. 10:30 a.m. Complaint on Harbor Road. 7:17 p.m. Motor vehicle crash at the intersection of McNeil Road and Fish Street. 9:25 to 11:29 p.m. Eight warnings issued after traffic stops. Saturday, November 2 12:39 to 6:46 a.m. Seven building checks. 7:15 a.m. Burglary complaint at a Sanborn Road location. 9:58 a.m. Tyler D. Russell, 22, of Fryeburg was charged with failing to pay a fine or fee following a stop on Sanborn Road. FRYEBURG, Page A


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Law firm name change

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Bridgton Police blotter (Continued from Page A) found no one was there. 7:15 p.m. A Lyons Cove Way resident reported that the home had been broken into, but no items appeared to be missing. Traffic stops: Three warn-

ings were issued. Recap: This past week, the Bridgton Police Department responded to 125 calls for service. They included: 18 motor vehicle stops, 3 motor vehicle crashes, 11 suspicious activity/disturbance

complaints, 3 animal control complaints, 4 theft complaints, 2 assaults and 2 services of court paperwork. There were also four arrests: 2 OUI, 1 warrant of arrest and 1 aggravated domestic violence assault.

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(Continued from Page A) 12:21 p.m. Burglary of a motor vehicle on Main Street. 5:05 p.m. Animal complaint on West Fryeburg Road. 7:33 p.m. Suspicious person on Belair Estate Road. 7:38 p.m. Burglary of a motor vehicle on Main Street.

9:53 p.m. Burglary complaint at Baker Circle. Sunday, November 3 12:38 a.m. Noise complaint on Maple Street. 1:03 to 5:29 a.m. Seventeen building checks. 4:30 p.m. Theft on Maple Street. 7:28 p.m. Suspicious activity on Wilton Warren Road.

7:31 p.m. Carol Lettiere, 56, of Fryeburg was charged with disorderly conduct (loud, unreasonable noise) following an incident on Main Street. 9:34 p.m. Fire involving an automobile on Wilton Warren Road.

FRYEBURG — Hastings Law Office, P.A. has announced it has changed its name to Hastings Malia, recognizing the contributions of longtime partner Peter J. Malia Jr. and the continued growth, modernization and expansion of the 166-year-old firm. “Peter Malia is key to helping the firm provide the same high-quality legal services that the firm has been providing to individuals and businesses in Maine and New Hampshire since 1847,” said Senior Partner Peter G. Hastings. But in all those years and through all those generations, Hastings noted, the firm’s name has always been “Hastings.” “The firm, however, has grown from a small family law office and has taken on new and younger members to complement the changes in the legal profession,” Hastings said. Peter J. Malia Jr. joined the practice in 1997, prior to which he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine. Attorney Malia is a member of the Maine and New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Associations, and his practice areas include all types of civil litigation. He specializes in municipal law, which includes planning, zoning, and land-use issues. Attorney Malia serves as Town Counsel for several towns in Maine and New Hampshire. He is a certified mediator in Maine and New Hampshire, and has mediated hundreds of cases. Currently, he serves as president of the Maine Association of Mediators

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in the Civil War, he relocated his practice to Fryeburg in 1864. His son, Edward E. Hastings, joined him in the practice in 1879, starting the tradition of a family law practice as Hastings & Son. They worked together until 1892, when David retired, and Edward E. Hastings continued as a solo practitioner until his son, Hugh W. Hastings, joined the law office in 1914. Hugh W. Hastings later was appointed the only judge to serve for the Western Oxford Municipal Court sitting in Fryeburg, a position he held until the court was reorganized in 1965 as part of our present District Court system. Two of Hugh W. Hastings’s sons joined their father in the practice: David R. Hastings II in 1949 and Peter G. Hastings in 1961. David R. Hastings II’s son, David R. Hastings III, joined the firm in 1976. Peter G. Hastings and David R. Hastings III continue to practice law at the firm today with Attorney Bonnie S. Gould, who joined the office in 2011.


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and in 2011, he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service Committee. The committee monitors the program that provides mediation services to courts throughout the state of Maine. “It has been a privilege,” Malia said, “to practice law at Hastings for the past 17 years with Peter Hastings, Dave Hastings III and Dave Hastings II. It is certainly an honor to be added to the firm’s name. I look forward to continuing the Hastings tradition of personalized and dedicated client service under our new name.” Hastings Malia is also proud to announce that Viktoriya Kovalenko joined the firm in August of 2013 as a civil litigation associate. Before joining the firm, she served for three years as a law clerk to New Hampshire judges presiding in Grafton and Coos County Superior Courts. Hastings Law Office dates to 1847 when David R. Hastings opened a law practice in Lovell. After serving





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his dad died. “When a Veteran passes away, they usually present a flag to the family,” she said. Or, it could be an American flag that was displayed in the window of a home during wartime, or one that was proudly put up in someone’s yard in the weeks after Sept. 11, 2001. “We are asking veterans to come and share your story about the flag,” Grant said. The protocol will be for people to sign in and list the branch of military in which they served, Grant said. “We are hoping this event takes off,” she said. Last year, 50 veterans and their spouses enjoyed the breakfast; and this year, Grant and Latsey are hoping 100 people will choose to spend the morning of Veterans Day at the community center. The breakfast fare will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, muffins, coffee and juice, according to Latsey. Also, on Monday, the American Legion Post No. 155 will hold a Veterans Day observance at the Naples Village Green. That ceremony begins at 10 a.m. The Legion serves Veterans residing in the towns of Naples, Casco and Raymond. During the Veterans Day breakfast — which occurs earlier, the donated United States flag and a purple heart from the museum will be on display for participants to view, Grant said. “Jeffrey York, the son of Gloria and Wayne York, had the flag aboard a Black Hawk medical helicopter,” she said. The Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopter “conducted 22 missions, evacuated wounded soldiers, and flew in support of operation Rawhide II,” she said. According to his letter, the gift was presented in honor of Flag Day 2011, Grant said.

Session to shape Memorial School plan

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer For those who care about the future use of the former Memorial School property, an all-important public meeting is planned for next Tuesday, Nov. 13, when concept plans will begin to be reshaped into a master plan. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Bridgton Municipal Complex. Anne Krieg, Bridgton’s

director of planning, economic and community development, said she’ll lay out the ideas arising from the around 30 people who attended the first charrette on Oct. 9, and “introduce other concepts for comparison.” The first charrette broke attendees into three groups, and all three groups agreed on two general points: • The school building should be torn down, and a

new building placed on the site. • The new use should somehow serve the community. “All groups also saw a new building at the site for the placement of a type of civic or community center with multiple uses,” Krieg said in a summary memo. “The groups also celebrated the waterfront in their concepts with park areas or small art spaces.”

Krieg said her department, working with the consulting professional team from Ransom Consultants and Richardson Associates, will be devising an alternative concept plan or two for residents to consider on Nov. 13, to show a wider range of possibilities. Preparing a master plan for the site as soon as possible is necessary in order to meet deadlines and requirements of Brownfields grant

funding. The master plan will undergo review by the Board of Selectmen in December, in preparation for a series of votes at town meeting next June that will make the project possible. One vote must authorize transfer of the property from the SAD 61 School District to the town; another must authorize transfer to a yet-tobe-decided third party that would serve as the agent for the grant funding.

FRYEBURG — It was a very busy summer for the Fryeburg Business Association and in the midst of Bradley Park Concerts, Fourth of July parades, First Frye-day Street festivals, and the 250th Birthday celebration. The organization also met their 100th member milestone. The Fryeburg Business Association (FBA) welcomed the Fryeburg Assembly of God in August as their distinctive 100th member! Along with this honor, the Assembly of God received a copy of The Fryeburg Then and Now book written by FBA President, Donna Woodward, as well as a one-year free membership

for 2014. Congratulations to both Fryeburg Assembly of God and the FBA. The Assembly of God is located at 8 Drift Road in Fryeburg. For more information on their services and activities, including their educational programs please visit their website at www. As for the Business Association, they continue to grow in membership and are well beyond the 100th member mark as they end their summer and start readying

for the upcoming year. In the summer months, their focus tends to be on community activities and creating festivities for the families, businesses and visitors to enjoy. Most recently, economic development and growth have been the focus. The MWV Chamber, MWV Economic Council, and MWV Housing Coalition have actively been seeking involvement from Fryeburg on collectively developing an economic plan for the area. Most recently,

the FBA joined efforts with Anne M. Krieg, AICP, director of Planning, Economic & Community Development for the town of Bridgton to build a supportive presentation of why communities are ideal for small businesses to relocate to — a place where they can live, work and play. As FBA continues to serve their mission to promote a positive business environment that contributes to the community and economic vitality of the Fryeburg area, they seek resolve and

answers and encourage anyone who has concerns, questions or ideas to please get involved. FBA meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except June, July, August, October, and December) at 6 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds conference room (upstairs in the building at the main gate). Next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 12. All are welcome to attend. If you would like more information about FBA go to

The Oxford County Democrats welcomed U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows as featured speaker at their Nov. 3 meeting in Fryeburg. Bellows described her background growing up in Hancock County, working her way through college, her start in economic development and

her eight years as head of ACLU of Maine. Bellows spoke of her five days of visits to all counties, including greeting the 4:15 to 6:15 a.m. shift change at New Page paper mill in Rumford with Sen. John Patrick, other millworkers and party volunteers. She asked for the active

participation of attendees in her grassroots campaign. The well-attended meeting included individuals from Bethel, Albany, Dixfield, Hanover, Rumford, South Paris, Waterford, Woodstock, Greenwood, Norway, Lovell, Fryeburg, Hiram, Brownfield as well as Naples. The three announced candidates for Congressional District 2 were well represented, with Sangerville native Alden Smith present to introduce his candidacy. Rep. Mike Carey of Lewiston spoke for

the Emily Cain for Congress campaign, and Senator John Patrick of Rumford spoke for the Troy Jackson for Congress campaign. Cain and Jackson are both State Senators and former members of the House, and Carey and Patrick have served with them in the legislature. County Chair Cathy Newell presented greetings from Congressman Michaud’s campaign for governor, and announced plans for upcoming November and December DEMOCRATS, Page A

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(Continued from Page A) He served in the Air Corp as an airplane-automotive parts clerk with the 20h Bomber Command. Arne was sent to the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations, and served three years and four months. Bruno was drafted on Dec. 18, 1942 and was assigned to the 34th Infantry Division. He was responsible for building bridges, demolition and helping the Army to “move up.” He saw action in Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. Lauri was drafted into the Army on Feb. 18, 1943, and fought battles in Africa, France, Italy, Sicily and Central Europe. Twice, he was wounded and received Purple Hearts. Frank was inducted into the Army on Nov. 15, 1950. He served in the States as a clerk. Eugene was drafted on Feb. 19, 1951, and served as an ambulance driver and was a member of the U.S. Medical Corp for the 167th Infantry. Harold was drafted on Sept. 4, 1952 into the U.S. Army Infantry. He served in a heavy mortar company. His company was about 50 miles inside North Korea when a

cease-fire was reached. Walter was drafted on Oct. 26, 1960 in the Army Signal Corp. He served in the States in supply and clerk positions. Like his brothers, Henry was ready to serve when the call came on April 14, 1943. He was 19 years old. “You were proud to serve your country back then. Our family was very patriotic. It (the service) was difficult and exciting at the same time. I hadn’t seen the world and being drafted gave me that chance,” he said. “It did, however, create a real hardship here at home because with all the boys heading off to war, there was no one around to help with the farm. So, the girls had to step in.” Henry’s sister, Martha, said it was difficult for the family to watch “the boys head off to war, not knowing what might happen to them.” “We were lucky to get them all back safely,” she said. “We were a very close family. We still are, we all live close by. And those that left, came back to retire here.” During initial training, Henry was given a piece of advice from his superiors — to this day, he clearly

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HENRY’S VANTAGE POINT — Henry Leino of Harrison was the tail gunner as a member of the 15th Air Corp. remembers those words. “They told us not to go out and get too close to anyone because on any mission, that person might be gone in a minute,” Henry recalled. “That was hard because you were with these guys every minute of every day.” Henry attended airplane mechanic school in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Pratt & Whitney engine school at Chanute Field in Illinois. Next came gunnery training in Laredo, Texas. The first flight was in a twoseat trainer, open-air cockpit. Henry was in the rear seat, tied down with straps while the pilot made a few “loop the loops” to see if Henry’s stomach could handle adverse conditions. “Some guys got sick,” he said. “If you didn’t, you stayed with the group.” During gunnery training, Henry emerged as “a very good shot,” whether he was firing a machine gun, Colt 45 or shotgun. He was assigned to a 10-man crew — the 15th Air Corp, a bombing squad — and shipped to Italy. The bombers would fly in large formations and each unit would drop their bomb load at the same time. Henry has a log, which recorded the number of missions and “targets of opportunity” in Austria, Germany, Italy, Rumania, Yugoslavia and Greece. The 454th Bombardment Group completed 243 missions. While on a mission in Italy, Henry’s plane developed problems. He thinks the craft had taken on enemy fire, and was hit. The crew attempted to lighten the plane’s load by “throwing most everything out.” As the

plane continued its descent, the crew was ordered to arm themselves with Colt 45s, since the pilot was unclear if the craft would land in “friendly or unfriendly” territory. The plane crashed, striking a pole. One crew member died, while two were seriously injured. Henry sustained a major back injury (which to this day continues to be bothersome), but after two weeks of rest on the Isle of Capri, he was back in the air, completing the 50-mission assignment. Henry was discharged on Oct. 16, 1945 with the rank of Tech/Sgt. After working for a year, Henry attended the Eastern Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. He spent three years at a college seminary, and then started an unexpected career in ministry. “Did I think I would do this? No, not at all,” Henry said. “I did want to serve. My brother, Bruno, said I got to know God up there flying.” The commitment “to serve” was also passed down to his own children. Henry’s son, Mark, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years. “In life, there are times you need to sacrifice and do what is right,” Henry said. “Our family has always been very proud of our country and the service we gave it.” When he received the Quilt of Valor, Henry was touched by the sign of appreciation bestowed upon him by a group of women he has never met. “It means a lot,” he said. “It’s important to thank those who served and those who gave their lives to their country.”

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Burglaries put Fryeburg Police on alert “Suspect(s) returned (Continued from Page A) took keys to a vehicle and to the residence again this a cell phone while the hom- morning, shut the electric breaker off at a pole and eowners were sleeping.

again keyed themselves into the residence while the homeowners were sleeping,” Detective Potvin said.

“Suspect(s) rifled through personal belongings on the first floor while the residents were asleep on the second floor. Suspect(s) stole the homeowner’s vehicle, which was later recovered on Belair Estate Road.” Assisted by State Police K-9 unit and the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, investigators have gathered extensive physical evidence from the crime scenes. “We believe, at this time, that this incident is related to the Harvest Hills Animal

Shelter burglary,” Detective Potvin added. On Saturday, another home invasion occurred, this time on Sanborn Road, between 6 and 7 a.m. Using force, suspect(s) entered the home through a basement window, entered the residence while the occupants were asleep and gained access to the first floor living quarters. “After hearing noises, one of the residents went downstairs to find the doors open and her purse

and vehicle keys missing,” Detective Potvin said. “She suspects that she interrupted the crime and just missed the suspect(s), who fled on foot.” With assistance from the State Police K-9 unit, investigators recovered the victim’s vehicle keys and purse. Cash was reportedly missing. Again, police believe the Sanborn Road break-in is related to the other home invasions and animal shelter burglary.

(Continued from Page A) to upgrade the business this fall was not influenced by competition from the nearby McDonald’s restaurant that opened just down the highway last year. “There was a novelty effect (of customers lost to

McDonald’s) at first, but I’ve gained them all back. We have such a powerful loyal brand, that in the end, not many of them leave us,” said Fram. He heard similar chatter when Starbucks opened in North Conway three or four years ago.

“My sales (in the New Hampshire restaurants) are stronger than ever,” he said. Once he’s back up and running in Bridgton, he said, he expects the same. “I highly enjoy working with the Bridgton people,” said Fram.

(Continued from Page A) on the $100 bond issue for transportation-related projects will help them complete these projects more quickly. In the notes explaining its rankings, the TRIP report has this to say about the project: “Route 302 is the major highway from Portland to Fryeburg and Conway, N.H. It is a major route for commerce, supplying raw products and finished goods to the market, as well as a significant commuter route for

the labor force in the Greater Portland labor market. This route also serves the tourist-rich area of Conway, N. H. There are no practicable alternative routes without adding substantial time and cost.” The Route 302 project was the only one of the 50 listed by the TRIP report in northern Cumberland County. It was listed as one of 18 sections of the state’s transportation system needing improvements to address

multiple challenges. Also included were 19 major bridges, including one in Oxford, that have significant deficiencies and need to be rebuilt or reconstructed; a recommendation to increase capacity at the International Marine Terminal in Portland, improvement to a maritime facility, and 12 sections of major roads or highways that need significant repairs or reconstruction. For more information, visit

(Continued from Page A) transfer for patients. “This is a project we have been looking at: To replace our current cots from the back of the emergency vehicles. The cots are electric and have an automatic lift,” he said. “This will reduce injury to our staff,” he said. The newest stretchers cost $15,000 each; and the department plans on purchasing two, according to Moen. Existing money in the Rescue Department Account

will cover the cost of $31,000, he said. After years of operating as two separate departments, the fire and rescue departments consolidated with the beginning of the fiscal year, which began July 1, 2013. However, the fire chief wanted to honor donations made by citizens to a specific department. “People in this community have donated money with the purchases for the rescue department in mind,” Moen said.

“It was important to preserve what those donations were for,” he said. However, moving forward, there will be one account for both fire and rescue, he said. Selectman Tracy Kimball gave her stamp of approval to the purchase. “I have seen some of the new stretchers. They are remarkable, and make the transfer of patients much easier,” Kimball said. “No tax dollars. We will use existing donations.

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Oxford County Democrats (Continued from Page A) events in support of the Michaud campaign. These include a day of action on Saturday, Nov. 16 and neighborhood house parties in early December. Volunteers for either activity are welcome and may contact info@ or call 8752116. Rep. Helen Rankin of Hiram, Sen. Patrick and County Treasurer Roy Gedat of Norway were present and spoke briefly. Assistant District Attorney Andrew Robinson spoke about his job, Callie

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Pecunies of Albany, a member of the current Emerge Maine class, was introduced, and Dennise Whitley of Norway presented handouts on the Affordable Care Act. In the business portion of the meeting, Gedat presented the treasurers report and fall highlights were reported, including a successful Fryeburg Fair booth and parade presence, booths at the Oktoberfest in Rumford and the Oxford Hills Business Showcase, and the New Page Mill Gate with Bellows. Newell reported on ongoing

candidate recruitment and on organizing for the upcoming 2014 caucus day on Sunday, March 2. There will a county meeting to focus on caucus preparation in January. Patrick announced that plans for the annual holiday party in the River Valley are being finalized. For further information on the Oxford County Democrats, visit or https://www.facebook. com/OxfordCountyDems. To receive the e-newsletter, please e-mail Cathy Newell at

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Holiday Craft Fairs First Congo Church Craft Fair

The First Congregational Church of Bridgton, 33 South High Street, is having its annual Craft Fair and Cookie Walk on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the delicious luncheon.

Crafty Diva Fair

NORWAY — The Guy E. Rowe Elementary PTO is pleased to announce the second Annual Crafty Diva Fair, to be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, located at 219 Main Street, Norway. Over 50 talented crafters, artisans and bakers will be on hand, with everything from crochet items, cookie bouquets, Christmas wreaths and ornaments, jewelry, hand-sewn items, hair accessories, tie-dye garments, whoopie pies, knit items, tutus, painted signs, welded art, fire rings, hand-painted glass, baked goods and more. Admission is free.

Snowflake Fair

LOVELL — The smell of balsam fir wreaths will be in the air at the annual Snowflake Fair, set for Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lovell United Church of Christ on Route 5 in Center Lovell. Along with fresh balsam wreaths will be fir pillows, berry bowls, baked goods, a luncheon, treasures, costume jewelry, Christmas boutique, and a raffle of a Thanksgiving basket.

Ho Ho Ho Craft & Bake Sale

NAPLES — The annual Ho Ho Ho Craft & Bake Sale, put on by the Edes Falls Sewing Circle, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edes Falls Community Hall. CRAFT FAIRS, Page B

ERICA BROWN and the Bluegrass Connection will perform at the Saco River Theatre (formerly the Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road) in Bar Mills on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Fiddle prodigy Erica was competing at seven, touring at nine and recording at 15, when she made her SRT debut with the Old Time Radio Gang. Now, her own five-piece bluegrass band is enjoying great popularity and returns for their annual bluegrass/country/folk hoedown! With Matt Shipman on guitar and vocals, Ken Taylor on bass, Steve Roy on mandolin and vocals, and Read McNamara on banjo, y’all come! Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. Reservations advised, call 929-6472.

‘Zombie America’ opens this Friday STANDISH — With the huge popularity of TV shows like The Walking Dead, it was only a matter of time before zombies were seen on stage, live. Come this Friday, Nov. 8 to the Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, Standish for opening night of the world premiere performance of Zombie America, a campy, cult-classic, deliciously absurd comedy written and directed by Kristen Watson. In the play, it’s been three weeks since the zombie invasion was suppressed by the armed forces. Scientists have created an antidote for the zombie infection. The infected are being medicated to suppress the zombie instincts. This new class of people, the Zombie Americans, are returned to the care of their families but are under house arrest and cannot work or go out in public unaccompanied. Reunited, families and friends struggle to overcome new obstacles surrounding normal life. The play is rated PG-13. Performances will also be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, with those hours to be repeated the weekend of Nov. 15-17. Get your tickets by calling 642-3743, or visiting schoolhousearts. org. You can also visit www. ZOMBIE FEAR — Cast members from the Schoolhouse Arts Center’s upcoming production of Zombie America react and vote in fear to a laptop screen. The show opens Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre, located at 16 Richville Road in Standish. for zombie rights.

Area Events Student-led Veterans Day Celebration Thursday

A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Lake Region High School on Thursday, Nov. 7. There will be a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Vocational Center Great Room, to be followed by the ceremony from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the gymnasium. Representatives from the American Legion Post #155 and multiple local VFW chapters will be in attendance. Navy Admiral Jim Cossey will be the keynote speaker. This is a student-led celebration of recognition for those who have served and are serving.

Hunters’ Lunch in Sebago

SEBAGO — Come in and warm up at a free hunters’ lunch on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sebago Nazarene Church, 179 Sebago Road, East Sebago. The menu is chili, sandwiches and coffee.

Upcoming shows at SMAC

BROWNFIELD — The Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield, announces the following upcoming shows, all of which begin at 8 p.m.: Saturday, Nov. 9 — Marcia Ball, New Orleans boogie and Gulf Coast blues; Sunday, Nov. 10 — The Duhks and Hoots and Hellmouth, what a genre-busting double bill; Friday, Nov. 15 — Joe Ely, a Texas singer/songwriter who weaves from country to rock and back again; Saturday, Nov. 16 — The Time Jumpers, allstar band featuring Vince Gill and some of Nashville’s finest. For tickets and reservations, call 866-227-6523 or visit

Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club holding square dance

SOUTH PARIS — The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will hold a square dance on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine Street, South Paris. Marty Vanwart will be the caller for the evening calling Mainstream and Plus, while Carol Arsenault will cue the rounds. Refreshments will be served at intermission, and


The Good Shepherd Food Mobile in Sebago Nov. 12 SEBAGO — The Good Shepherd Food Mobile is coming to the Sebago Warming Hut at 183 Sebago Road (Route 114) with a free food distribution on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. There are no residency requirements, and there will be over 7,000 pounds of food

to distribute. This is the fourth time in three years the Good Shepherd Food Mobile has come to Sebago, according to Selectman Jim Libby. The food is free to lower income households, seniors, disabled, out-of-work or workreduced households. Please

Tots need Toys NAPLES — With the holiday season soon approaching, many children will be facing a Christmas without any cheer this year. To help this cause, a Marines Toys 4 Tots collection box has been placed at the Naples Town Office to collect unwrapped toys for children age newborn to 14. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off anytime during business hours up until mid-November. The toys will then be picked up by Marine volunteer and sorted in a warehouse in Topsham and redistributed in time for Christmas to various charitable organizations. CrossWalk Community Outreach is one of the volunteer organizations that helps military families during the holiday season. For five years they have partnered with Marines Toys 4 Tots to provide local Lake Region military families with Christmas ham or turkey food baskets and toys for their children. Retired veterans will also be eligible for a free holiday basket and gift, compliments of CrossWalk Community Outreach. Please call CrossWalk by their deadline of Saturday, Nov. 30, to honor a military hero. For more information on the Christmas Cheer for Troops program this year, please contact CrossWalk at crosswalkoutreach@ or call 615-3226.

come, rain or shine. Bring your cloth tote bags if you can. Car pool if you can as well, as parking will be tight. No roadside parking, please. Use the church parking lot. For more information, call Jim at 274-1569.

FRYEBURG — This week’s lineup at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy includes: Friday, Nov. 8: Fryeburg Academy presents Seussical the Musical at 7:30 p.m. Seussical is a whimsical play full of tongue-twisting rhymes and songs that will entertain all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. You can pre-order tickets at Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call the box office at 935-9232. Saturday, Nov. 9: The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is bringing the Met Opera Live in HD performance of Tosca to the big screen at 1 p.m. Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia. Lake Region Caterers will provide a lunch in the LHE/ PAC lobby at 12 p.m. To reserve a meal, call 787-3327. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $18 for students. You can pre-order tickets at Tickets will also be available at the door. Call the box office at 9359232.  Saturday, Nov. 9: Fryeburg Academy presents Seussical the Musical at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. Sunday, Nov. 10: Fryeburg Academy presents Seussical the Musical at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. 

Lovell Historical Society to honor veterans

LOVELL — The Lovell Historical Society will be hosting an event honoring our veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be an exhibit of photos, artifacts, and documents in the museum of the society’s 1839 KimballStanford House, corner of Route 5 and Old Stage Road, and refreshments will be served in the research center. The event will celebrate the lives of those who have served their country with honor. All are invited to attend and it is hoped there will be many veterans, along with their family and friends, participating. If there are any items that could be contributed for the purpose of the exhibit, please contact event organizers Pat Foley at 925-6546 or Lynn Hurd at 925-1101.

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Craft Fairs (Continued from Page B)

Christmas Fair & Food Sale

RAYMOND — The Raymond Friendship Group is holding a Christmas Fair & Food Sale on Sunday, Nov. 17, fro 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ultimate Care & Tanning, 1317 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) in Raymond.

Community School holding Holiday Fair

TAMWORTH, N.H. — The Community School in South Tamworth, N.H. will be celebrating the beginning of the holiday season with its annual Holiday Fair. Vendors should act now to reserve a table at the Saturday, Dec. 7 event. In addition to the Cookie Walk, raffles, door prizes, festive music, fine handcrafts, and the annual Festival of Trees, this year the fair will again feature a special Bargain Bazaar of gift items priced just for kids. Beautiful fresh green wreaths of all sizes, festooned with bright bows, seed pods, and pine cones, can be ordered under “Events” at www.communityschoolnh. org and picked up at the fair. Crafters and artisans may call 603-323-7000 for more information or download a registration form on the school website. Special pricing is available for student crafters.

‘Re-gift’ items for Children’s Christmas Shopping Day

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NORTH CONWAY — Get ready to shop some of the biggest deals of the holiday season. Bring A Friend Shopping Weekend at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village

starts on Friday, Nov. 8, and runs through Monday, Nov. 11. The stores open at 8 a.m. daily during this fourday event over Veterans

Weekend. A 2,000 shopping bag giveaway starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 in the courtyard area of the shopping FRIEND, Page B

NAPLES — The Naples United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship will host a Children’s Christmas Shopping Day on Saturday, Dec. 14. The day will be a fun time for children to shop for their family members. They will be able to purchase items at a small price. The gifts will range in price starting at one penny to no more than a dollar. The church is seeking donations from the community to help in this endeavor. It’s a great way to “re-gift” items such as candles, jewelry, small toys, potholders, towel and/or items you no longer need or want. Your donation to the church to make the children of our community happy will be greatly appreciated. If you like to knit or sew maybe you would enjoy making hats, mittens and scarves. You can drop items off at the church on Tuesdays or Saturdays between the hours of noon to 3 p.m. The church telephone number is 693-6594.

Living Gift Market Nov. 10 at First Congo

What kind of gift can a colony of bees, or a camel? you give the person who has The Sunday school classes everything? How about a goat, of the First Congregational Church of Bridgton will hold a “Living Gift Market” on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Church’s Fellowship Hall. At the market, you can purchase animals like these, and you’ll learn how sponsoring such an ani2nd Annual St. Jude Turkey Day 5K mal can provide food and income for hungry families November 28, 2013 throughout the world. $20 Fee • Registration begins at 7 a.m. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. Partnering with Heifer International, an organization FMI Call Barb Stauble at 583-4445 Race starts & ends at The Greenwood Manor Inn on Tolman Rd. Harrison that seeks to transform lives

by equipping people with tools, education and livestock, the church’s Sunday school classes have been learning about communities around the world in conjunction with this outreach project. “This is one of the children’s favorite activities,” said Sandy Wissman, Christian education coordinator. “Each Sunday school class will “sell” two income-producing animals during the living market. They’ll have animal facts and samples of the products each animal produces for the recipi-

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ent family. It’s a fun learning experience for everyone.” For just $30, you can purchase a colony of honeybees, or purchase a share for only $10. A goat costs $120, or you can buy a share for $10. A gift of $850 will send a camel off to a family in need. No matter what gift amount or animal you choose, your gift from the “Living Gift Market” will help a family improve its living conditions. According to Heifer International, the gift of an animal can create lasting change in a family’s life. It can help them become selfreliant. It’s like giving the gift of a small business, providing wool, honey, milk, eggs and more. With your gift, you pay tribute to your friends and

loved ones who will receive an attractive card describing the gift you have bought in their honor. It makes a wonderful gift for a favorite teacher, friend, or that family member who has everything. If you can’t attend the “Living Gift Market,” but would like to purchase a gift, contact Honor gifts may be purchased until Wednesday, Dec. 18. The First Congregational Church (U.C.C), an Open and Affirming church, is located at 33 South High Street, Bridgton. The pastor is the Reverend Yael Lachman. Sunday services are at 10 a.m.; Sunday school and childcare is available. For more information, call 647-3936 or visit www.

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The Met Opera Live Presents: Puccini’s Tosca Nov. 9, 2013 • 1:00 PM — Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia. Tosca is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro alla Scala. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch at 12 PM in the LHE/PAC lobby. To reserve a meal call 787-3327. The Met Opera Live Presents: Verdi’s Falstaff Dec. 14, 2013 • 1:00 PM — An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera of the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, and Franco Vassallo. Falstaff is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch at 12 PM in the LHE/ PAC lobby. To reserve a meal call 787-3327.

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November 7, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

It’s your chance to buy fresh wreaths The Lovell United Church of Christ will be holding their Snowflake Fair on Saturday Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is your chance to buy freshly-made wreaths for your holiday, made by the busy hands of church members. Among the many items available are berry bowls, and those wonderful scented fir pillows. There will be baked goods and treasures, costume jewelry and a Christmas boutique. There will be a raffle for a Thanksgiving Basket filled with all the important items for a Thanksgiving dinner. Make a morning of it by shopping, and then have lunch. Veterans Day weekend is going to be very busy, with the sixth annual Battle of the Bowls Chili Challenge on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Center Lovell Firehouse from noon to 2 p.m. There will be many vying for bragging rights, so let’s see how close the judges and people can come to the winners. Along with the chili challenge, there will be a bake sale, so anyone who would like to donate cookies, brownies, cakes, and any other dessert can drop them off at the fire station between 11:30 a.m. and noon. All monies made through both events might buy oil to heat someone’s home this winter. Also on Sunday, Nov. 10, the North Fryeburg Community Chapel will be holding their Annual Free Luncheon at the Saco Valley Fire Department in North Fryeburg. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and everyone is invited. For more information, contact Louise Maillet at 935-3209. Then, also on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Lovell Historical Society will hold a special event in honor of the local veterans at the 1839 Kimball-Stanford House on the corner of Route 5 and Old Stage Road. The museum will be used to show many photos, artifacts and document dealing with the wars of the United States. The Society hopes to have veterans honored at this occasion for their service to their country. If anyone would like to add historic documents

Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 to the display, they can contact Pat Foley at 925-6546 or Lynn Hurd at 925-1101. Refreshments will be served in the Research Center. On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, the Fryeburg/Lovell VFW Post #6783 will be holding Veterans Day ceremonies to honor the past and present veterans for their service to their country in peace and war. They will first stop at the East Conway Memorial at the junction of Route 113 and River Road in New Hampshire for an 11:11 a.m. ceremony, before moving on to Bradley Park in Fryeburg. After the service is completed, the members will travel to Lovell for the ceremony there. After the service is completed, everyone is invited to the VFW Hall on Smarts Hill Road for lunch put on by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will present Dr. Richard Lyman as guest speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 12, starting at 7 p.m. Dr. Lyman’s topic for the evening will be the Black Death, which is remembered as the worst pandemic in history. It was estimated that 75 to 200 million people in Europe died during the years of 1348-1350. The major cause of this plague was determined to be fleas from the rats that roamed the cities and countryside. Dr. Lyman will talk about the consequences

in the aftermath to European history. Dr. Lyman graduated from both Bowdoin and Harvard, and taught at Simmons and Brandeis. There will be refreshments served for the hardy. A reminder that when a holiday like Veterans Day falls on a Monday and the library is closed, it will be open the next day on Tuesday. Last Sunday evening, the Lovell United Church of Christ Youth Group fed a full house of people a wonderful spaghetti supper. These young people not only cooked the sauce and spaghetti, but made salads and acted as attentive waiters and waitresses. Of course, everyone ate all their supper, so they could have dessert. The apple crisp that they made, topped with vanilla ice cream, was wonderful. The hard work was worth it, because all proceeds will go toward the Christmas baskets. Great job! The Gasping Gobbler 5K Run/Walk race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Lovell Rec Field. This race is one of the most popular rec events of the year. It’s so much fun watching the runners passing the walkers, who never give up but keep plodding away. Because it’s the gasping gobbler, turkeys will be awarded to the winning firstplace female and male runners, and also to the top walker and the middle of the pack. There will be a special award for the first place teen: a homemade apple pie. After the race, all awards will be presented at the VFW Hall where there will be a soup lunch. Contestants can register online at, or get a brochure at a local business. The New Suncook PTA is holding their Silent Auction on Saturday Nov. 23. To have an auction, you need items to offer for bid. Anyone who would like to donate a prize, service or gift card you can bring it to the school. The PTA also needs help the day of the event, so if you want to pitch in, contact Stacy Snyder at

Garden gets new roof NORWAY — The Alan Day Community Garden is grateful to the Rotary Club of Oxford Hills for securing a grant so the Garden could put a new roof on the historic barn and build a tool shed that could also be used as a small meeting space. The grant was awarded in August, and from Oct. 12-19, both visions became realities. With the generous support of Lee Eastman of Everlast Roofing, Inc. of Bridgton and Dick Record of Record Building Supply in Oxford, volunteers removed the old

metal roof, made repairs, and installed a new green metal roof. They also framed a 12’x16’ shed. Volunteers included Chris Summer, Bob Schott, Dave Preble, Beth Abbott, Susan and Nelson Cairns, Steve Galvin, Patty Rice, Ron Morse, Ben Woodard and Larry and Jane Jordan. The Progress Center loaned tools, ladder, and a generator. The Garden is very grateful to all. The Garden serves disadvantaged families, elementary school children, and high school interns, as well

as offering garden plots to anyone who would like to garden. Created in 2009 to honor the memory of local philanthropist and artist, Alan Day, it is a 501(c)3 organization that accepts tax-deductible donations. It is located at 26 Whitman Street in Norway, across from the Grange. For more information, contact Garden Coordinator Rocky Crockett at or 743-2423 and/or visit the website at alandaygarden.wordpress. Larry Jordan, from the Rotary Club of Oxford Hills, helps put a new roof on the barn of the Alan Day Community Garden. The ADCG is most grateful for the roof and com for a tool shed the Rotary Club of Oxford Hills both funded and built.

Donations sought for Bridgton Academy online auction Bridgton Academy will hold its fourth annual Online Auction from Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 8. The auction proceeds are applied directly to the operation of Bridgton Academy, including areas such as faculty development, financial aid and

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Idolyn H. Dunning

Debbra J. Gordon

WEST BALDWIN — Idolyn Hussey Dunning, 87, of West Baldwin, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, after a long illness surrounded by her loving family. Idolyn was born Idolyn Wanda Hussey in Kezar Falls on Feb. 17, 1926, the daughter of Leon and Amy Hussey. She grew up in Kezar Falls, attended local schools, graduating from Porter High School in 1945 and then attended Emerson College and Parsonsfield Seminary as a post-graduate. She subsequently studied at the University of Maine and Burdett College in Boston, graduating in 1949. Roger and Idolyn were married on June 18, 1949 in Kezar Falls and enjoyed 49 years together living in South Portland, Standish, Conway, N.H. and Kezar Falls. Idolyn worked at the Kezar Falls Woolen Mill, Clark’s Mills in Hollis Center, Standish Telephone Company and Hussey Veterinary Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Idolyn enjoyed poetry throughout her life and could quote an amazing number of poems. Her hobbies included: playing cards, bowling, knitting, baking, berry picking and canning. She was an active member in the 21 Club, Keswick Club and the Portland Players. Idolyn passionately supported a number of charitable organizations including the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, March of Dimes and the Salvation Army. She annually knit 200-plus mittens for the Salvation Army. Idolyn supplied food to the firefighters during the Brownfield Fire. Idolyn and Roger enjoyed cooking at the Fryeburg Fair Livestock Office for years, supplying fair judges with three hearty and delicious meals a day. Her travels during her lifetime included trips to Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy. Above all else, Idolyn was a devoted mother and grandmother, who will be sadly missed. She was always there for us in good times and bad. Her unwavering courage and love of her family made everyone around her better. We were extremely blessed to have her as our mother and grandmother. Idoyln was predeceased by her husband, Roger F. Dunning; her brother, Eugene Hussey; and her sisters, Lucile Pollock and Joyce Hussey. Idolyn is survived by her three children, Roger Dunning Jr. of Cape Coral, Fla., Gail Kinney of Cumberland and Conrad Dunning of West Baldwin; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service was held at the Riverside Cemetery in Cornish on Sunday, Nov. 3. Online condolences may be expressed at: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Idolyn’s memory to: Good Shepherd Food-Bank, P.O. Box 479, Lewiston, ME 04243.

Anita B. Hilligoss NORWAY — Anita B. Hilligoss, 86, of Norway, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Livermore on Aug. 26, 1927, the daughter of Chester and Nina Goding McDaniel. Anita graduated from Livermore Falls High School in the Class of 1944, and married Maurice E. Hilligoss on Dec. 21, 1946, in Shelbyville, Ind. She had been employed at Ashton’s Drug Store, Hannaford Bros. and the Hungry Hollow Store. She enjoyed sewing. Anita is survived by her children, Nora Barker of Stoneham, Brenda Bailey of Norway, Tim Hilligoss of West Paris and Sheila Fickett of Minnesota; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Beverly Capen and Christine Timberlake, both of Livermore. She was predeceased by a son, Cyrus; and brothers, Norwood, Shirley, George, Blaine and Bruce. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Waters Hill Cemetery in Livermore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine, or Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 29 Marion Ave., ME 04268. The Bridgton News Norway, Arrangements are under the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.


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WINDHAM — Debbra Jean Gordon, 56, died on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 in the arms of her husband and surrounded by her devoted family after a long illness. She was born in Portland on Aug. 23, 1957. Debbra grew up in Portland, attended area schools, and later she worked as a CNA at the Dolly Farm in Westbrook. At the age of 15, she met Richard Gordon Sr., who she married in 1975. They had shared 41 wonderful years together. Debbra was a loving mother, wife, nanny, sister, aunt and friend. She cared for everyone, and would give the shirt off her back to someone in need without a second thought. Her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren, and she loved them more than life itself. She also looked forward to the holidays and decorating for them all, especially Halloween and Christmas. Debbra is predeceased by her father, George S. Lunt Jr.; mother, Helen J. (Marston) Sawyer; son, Richard Gordon Jr.; and two sisters, Sarah Little and Katherine Broad. She is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Richard Gordon Sr.; her “mom,” Louise Guthzeit of Buxton; four grandchildren including Dylan Gordon of Bridgton; seven siblings, Rita Stilphen of Limington, William Lunt of Westbrook, Donald Lunt of Buxton, Ester Jacobs of Connecticut, Louise Wilcox of Mechanic Falls, George “Buddy” Lunt of Biddeford, and Joan Coffin of Buxton; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A funeral service was celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the chapel. Burial will be private. Notes of condolences may be left at Memorial donations may be made in Debbra’s honor to: The Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route 1, Suite 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Donald E. Soule CASCO — Donald E. Soule, of Casco, formerly of Peabody, Mass., and Portland, died on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Donald was the son of Arthur O. Soule and Gertrude (Gooch) Soule. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Deering High School. He was a graduate of the General Electric Tool & Dye Machinist Apprentice Program, and also attended Northeastern University and Tufts University. Donald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith A. Soule of Casco; his sister, Dorothy (Soule) Lewis of Casco; his daughters, Darlene Soule and Deanne Soule Vasiles; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Denise Soule Raglin. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services. For complete obituary and to sign Donald’s guest book, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine.

Rachel E. Hoar AUGUSTA — Rachel E. Hoar, 65, a resident of Winthrop and Augusta, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a courageous battle with cancer. Rachel was born in Westbrook on Oct. 3, 1948, the daughter of Leigh E. Hoar Sr. and Marion (James) Hoar. After attending public schools in Portland and Winthrop, she went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Maine, Machias, graduating in 1971. Rachel worked many years for the state of Maine in various capacities, retiring as Comprehensive Health Planner II in 2008. During the ’60s, she traveled with her guitar all over the state in coffee houses and lounges. Rachel became an active member of the Balalaika Society, traveling to many Balalaika conventions including one in Russia and playing at Lincoln Center in New York. Rachel was an active member of the Green Street Methodist Church Bell ringers. Music was her biggest passion, being able not only to play but to write and sing her own compositions. She organized a chime choir and provided Christmas music to nursing homes and the Capitol building. She was an avid knitter (known for her colorful socks), held classes in pisanki (Russian egg decorating) and did beautiful countedcross stitch. Her second passion was wearing purple even down to carrying a purple cane. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed their outings. Rachel was a very friendly person enjoying family get-togethers, visiting her special neighbor, Lisa, and would invite anyone strolling by to sit a spell under her huge Maple tree. Rachel’s third passion was her cats, always having at least one black cat but often having several. When visiting Rachel her words of greeting were always “don’t let the cat out!” Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, C. Scott Hoar and Leigh Eric Hoar Jr.; and a niece. She is survived by three sisters, Elaine Allen of Lewiston, Vivian Flick of Camden and Joanna Howard of Portland; a brother, Edward Hoar of Ohio; seven nieces and 10 nephews including Gary Flick of Naples. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m., at the Green Street Methodist in Augusta followed by a light lunch. A private family interment will be held in the spring in Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to: The Maine Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300 Topsham, ME 04086 or https://

Jeffrey C. Chapman CASCO — Jeffrey Charles Chapman, 52, passed away unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was born Oct. 3, 1961, at a stoplight in Westbrook, to Hazel (Gilman) Chapman and Robert E. Chapman Sr. Jeff attended Fryeburg and Lake Region schools, graduating from Lake Region High School in 1979. While in high school, he worked at Burnham Bros. Upon graduation, he worked full-time at Burnham Bros. When Burnham Bros. closed, Jeff went to P&K Sand & Gravel, where he was employed for the last 23 years as a heavy equipment operator and snowplow driver. He was wellknown for being a perfectionist in his excavator and plow truck. He married Hope Morton on Aug. 1, 1982, and they lived in Casco for the past 30 years. Jeff is survived by his wife Hope; daughter Heather and son-inlaw Dana Rogers, and granddaughter Amy Rogers. He is also survived by his father Robert E. Chapman Sr. of Naples; brother Robert and wife Tammy of Casco; sister Jeannie Chute and husband Brad of Casco; and sister Debra Williams and husband Monty of Naples; uncle Steve Gilman of Millinocket; uncle Gene Gilman and wife Lynda of Naples; aunt Mary Flint and husband Wayne of Portage; and aunt Rosalie May of Panasoffkee, Fla.; aunt Marlene McConkey and husband Richard of Naples; uncle Delvin Merrill of Naples; and uncle Andy Flagg Jr. and wife Pauline of Bolsters Mills; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be at Hall’s Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 8th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a gathering at the American Legion, Route 11, Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in Jeff’s name to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Evelyn L. Kimball NORWAY — Evelyn L. Kimball, 85, of Bridgton, died Sunday, Nov. 3 at Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Otisfield on Feb. 24, 1928, the daughter of Leon L. and Ida May Adams. Evelyn had been a self-employed housekeeper, working in business offices and homes. She enjoyed dancing and walking. She loved to visit Renys, Subway and Ricky’s Diner. She was a big fan of Elvis, his music and his movies. She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Lee and Terri Nevells; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and three siblings, Fanny Fleck, George Adams and Caroline Graham. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday, Nov. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

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the Edes Falls Sewing Circle and all the wonderful people who shared their memories of our Dad, James “Coot” Morton. The reception at the Community Hall was a true celebration of the 92 years that Dad spent on the Edes Falls Road. We are so grateful for this unique community/ family of Edes Falls. They have welcomed and supported us through these tough times. Many memories were shared from all the way back to Morton’s Pavilion, and everyone made this a true expression of love for dad. 1T45

Sincerely, Bill and Dianne Morton and family

Area births

Alison (Bachelder) Stafford and Mark H. O’Connor of Harrison, have a son, John William O’Connor, born on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. John joins Mason Stafford, age 8, and Miles Stafford, 5. Maternal grandparents: Henry and Nancy Bachelder. Paternal grandparent: Mary Jo O’Connor. Justine M. Hall and John W. Fickett of Raymond, have a daughter, Rayven Marie Hall, born on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Jennifer M. Manzo and Valentino J. Valeriani Jr. of Naples, have a daughter, Lyric Joanne Valeriani, born on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Lyric joins Elise Doughty, age 7, and Trenton Valeriani, 11. Maternal grandparents: Sarah Albert of Westbook; Frank Manzo of Millinocket. Paternal grandparents: Rick and Ellie Valeriani of Naples. Jessica H. (Allen) and Taylor J. Schindler of Poland, have a daughter, Eleanor Grace Schindler, born on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Edward and Megan Brown of West Poland. Paternal grandparents: Tim and Joyce Schindler of Waldport, Oreg. Holly L. (Harmon) and Tyler S. Aceto of Bridgton, have a daughter, Ella Rose Aceto, born on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Ella joins Kyla Lauoie, age 10 1/2, Joey Lauoie, 6 1/2, Zachary Crosby, 11, and Collay Aceto. Maternal grandparents: Jacki Harmon of Bridgton; Bruce and Toni Harmon of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Cathi Bradley and Glenn Rideout of Bridgton; Dale Pinkham of Gorham. Great-grandparents: Charlie and Barbara Harmon of Bridgton; Camello Aceto of Windham. Crystal M. Moore and Sam M. Hartzell of Greenwood, have a daughter, Maci Lynn Hartzell, born on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maci joins William Reed, age 3. Maternal grandparent: Sue Ingersoll of West Paris. Paternal grandparents: Sam Hartzell Sr. of Rumford; Carla Hartzell of Greenwood. Jessica L. (Mulherin) and Robert D. Copley Jr. of Fryeburg, have a daughter, Taryn Elizabeth Copley, born on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Brenda and Paul Mulherin of Fryeburg. Paternal grandparents: April Durgin and Robert Copley of Port Richie, Fla. and Waterboro. Great-grandparents: Roland Mulherin Sr. of Fryeburg; Don Johnson of Lyman; Bob and Donna Sawyer of East Conway, N.H. Riley P. Pingree and Tiara R. Normandin of Denmark, have a son, Claytin Parker Pingree, born on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Rose and Rene Normandin of Fryeburg. Paternal grandparents: Rob and Kim Pingree of Denmark. Leannamarie E. Erickson and Richard A. Massey Jr. of Stow, have a daughter, Montana Elizabeth Massey, born on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Montana joins Richard Massey III, age 5. Maternal grandparents: Dana Erickson of Stow. Paternal grandparents: Dick and Dawn Massey of Monmouth; Penny Massey and Wayne Druin of Conway, N.H. Colleen Collette and Andrew Richards II of Casco have a girl, Aspen Sky Richards, born Oct. 22, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Aspen weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and joins siblings Honor Richards, 3, Ashlea Richards, 21, Anthony Richards, 27, and Kayla Collette, 18. Maternal grandparent is Carol Collette of Lewiston. Paternal grandparents are Anita Rocksvold of San Anjelo, Texas, and Donna Richards of Bingham. Machella and Matt Weegar of Snowville have a boy, Graison Edward Weegar, born Oct. 31, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Maternal grandparents are Ed and Wendy Davidson of Fryeburg, and Damon Brett of Conway. Paternal grandparents are Matthew and Vicki Weegar of Chocorua, N.H.

Country living Calendar BRIDGTON Thur., Nov. 7 — Lakes Region Rotary Club, talk on “Lower Cost Effective Healthcare” with Dr. Jim Maier, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church, 368 Harrison Rd. Fri., Nov. 8 — Norway Savings Bank staff reading children’s books aloud, 9-11 a.m., Bridgton branch, Pondicherry Square, refreshments provided. Fri., Nov. 8 — Easy Riders Snowmobile Club, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Nov. 9 — Symposium on Hunger and Agricultural Sustainability, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93). FMI: 647-8549. Sat., Nov. 9 — Craft Fair and Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 33 So. High St. Sat., Nov. 9 — Tabletop Role Playing Games, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. Sat., Nov. 9 — Cancer Seminar with Ann Ruel, On Eagles Wings and Naturopathic Doctors Julie Forbes and Barb MacDonald, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 803-8025. Sat., Nov. 9 — Third annual Turkey Pie Supper by Order of the Eastern Star, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. Sun., Nov. 10 — Living Gift Market by Sunday School classes, 11 a.m. to noon, First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 33 So. High St. FMI: 647-3936. Sun., Nov. 10 — Pancake Brunch by Bridgton/Fryeburg Knights of Columbus, 11 a.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 225 So. High St. FMI: 647-8440. Sun., Nov. 10 — American Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of Paul Fillibrown, noon to 5 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. FMI: 1-800-733-2767. Sun., Nov. 10 — Open Mic, 6 p.m., Community Center. Mon., Nov. 11 — Veterans’ Day Dinner, free to vets, noon, Oriental Masonic Lodge, Rte. 117. FMI: 647-3116. Mon., Nov. 11 — Bridgton Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Tue.-Wed., Nov. 12-13 — “Books are Fun” Book Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tue., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed., Bridgton Hospital. FMI: 647-6055. Tue., Nov. 12 — Friends of the Bridgton Library, 1 p.m., library. Tue., Nov. 12 — Community Cancer Forum by Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. & 6 to 7 p.m., library. FMI: 795-8250. Tue., Nov. 12 — Harvest Hills meeting, 5 p.m., Community Center. Wed., Nov. 13 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Respite care provided. Wed., Nov. 13 — Memorial School 2nd (and final) Charette, 5 p.m., Bridgton Municipal Complex, enter at downstairs Iredale St. FMI: 647-8786. Fri., Nov. 15 — Diabetes Education Program, 1st of 3, 9 to 11 a.m. (also Nov. 19 & 22, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.), Bridgton Hospital Boardroom. FMI: 647-6064. Fri., Nov. 15 — Norway Savings Bank staff reading children’s books aloud, 9-11 a.m., Bridgton branch. Fri., Nov. 15 — New Joy of Singing group starts, 3 to 5 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 583-6304. Fri., Nov. 15 — Girl Scouts, 3:45 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Nov. 16 — Annual Sleigh Bell Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Methodist Church, Main St. FMI: 693-3476. Sat., Nov. 16 — Maker’s Club, 10 a.m., Community Center. Sat., Nov. 16 — Silent Auction to benefit Laurie A. Carter Bergen Softball Field naming, doors open 11 a.m., drawings start 1 p.m., Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6277380. Sun., Nov. 17 — Sunset/ Moonrise Hike up Bald Pate Mountain by LELT, meet at parking lot on Rte. 107 at 3:15 p.m. FMI: BROWNFIELD Sun., Nov. 10 — Post Brownfield Day Meeting, 6 p.m., at home of Russ Maidment. CASCO Sat., Nov. 9 — WCSHTV 6 Who Care show honors 25-year Camp Sunshine volunteer Nancy Hibbard, 8 p.m. Channel 6. Mon., Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Breakfast by Casco

Recreation, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Community Center. DENMARK Thur., Nov. 7 — Crystal Bowl Therapy, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nurture Through Nature. FMI: 595-2695. Fri., Nov. 8 — Moderate/ difficult hike to South Moat Mountain, Albany, N.H. by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 787-2730. Fri., Nov. 15 — Easy hike to Deer Hills, Evans Notch, Me., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 787-2730. FRYEBURG Fri., Nov. 8 — Veterans Day Celebration, free to all veterans, 1 p.m., C.A. Snow School Cafeteria. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 8-10 — Seussical the Musical by Fryeburg Academy students, Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. Sat., Nov. 9 — Met Opera Live: Puccini’s Tosca, 1 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sun., Nov. 10 — Annual free luncheon by No. Fryeburg Community Chapel, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saco Valley Fire Department, No. Fryeburg. Mon., Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Ceremony, 11:30 a.m., Bradley Park. Wed., Nov. 13 — Fryeburg Homemakers Extension, hospitality 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. Sat., Nov. 16 — 8th Annual Bountiful Harvest and Food Festival, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds Expo Center. FMI: 935-2155. HARRISON Thur.-Sat., Nov. 7-9 — Walk the Labyinth, 4-7 p.m. Thur. & Fri., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., church vestry, United Parish of Harrison and North Bridgton, 77 Main St., across from Crystal Lake Park. FMI: 583-4840. Sat., Nov. 9 — Rabies Clinic, 1-3 p.m., Town Office. FMI: 583-2241. Mon., Nov. 11 — Annual Veterans Day Dinner, free to vets, social hour 4 p.m. dinner 5-6 p.m., VFW Post, Waterford Rd. FMI: 583-2241. Wed., Nov. 13 — VFW & VFW Auxiliary meetings, 7 p.m., VFW Post, Waterford Rd. Sat., Nov. 16 — Let’s Talk About It, Twelve Journeys in Maine by Wesley McNair, 2 p.m., library. Sun., Nov. 17 — Public Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post, Waterford Rd. LOVELL Sun., Nov. 10 — Lovell Historical Society Local Veterans artifacts, photos, 1 to 4 p.m., Kimball-Stanford House, corner Rte. 5 and Old Stage Rd. FMI: 925-6546, 9251101. Sun., Nov. 10 — 6th annual Battle of the Bowls Chili Challenge, noon to 2 p.m., w/ bake sale, Center Lovell Fire Station. FMI: Stan Tupaj, 9251500. Mon., Nov. 11 — Veterans’ Day Ceremonies by Fryeburg/ Lovell VFW Post #6783, around 12:15 p.m., Lovell Village, lunch to follow at VFW Hall, Smarts Hill Rd. Tue., Nov. 12 — Talk on The Black Death by Dr. Richard Lyman, 7 p.m., library. Sat., Nov. 16 — Snowflake Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. NAPLES Thur., Nov. 7 — Studentled Veterans Day Ceremony, luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., LRHS Vocational Center Great Room, Ceremony 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in gym. Thur., Nov. 7 — Pokemon Club, 4 to 5 p.m., library. Sat., Nov. 9 — Christmas Fair by NCR American Legion Auxiliary, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. FMI: 693-6016. Sun., Nov. 10 — Pancake Breakfast by Casco/Naples Cub Scout Pack #156, 8 to 10 a.m., Songo Locks School. Mon., Nov. 11 — Veterans’ Day Ceremony, 10 a.m., Naples Village Green. Tue., Nov. 12 — Medicare Part D with Phil Ohman, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., library. Tue., Nov. 12 — Lego Clubs, 4 to 5 p.m., library. Tue., Nov. 12 — Scrabble Club, 7 p.m., library. Wed., Nov. 13 — Fleece Flower Pin Making, 6 p.m., library. Bring sharp scis-

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LANDMARK ART SHOW — Artists from “the Studio” art program at Landmark Human Resources are sharing their work in their Fifth Annual Fall Art Show currently at the Bridgton Community Center. The opening was held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and the show, featuring small works, will be on exhibit for a month. Landmark serves adults with disabilities and their families in the Lake Region and Oxford Hills area. For more information, call 647-8396. sors. Thur., Nov. 14 — Songo Garden Club, making cornucopia flower arrangement, 7 p.m., Singer Center. Must RSVP to Debbie Dean at 693-4871. Sat., Nov. 16 — Ho Ho Ho Craft & Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Edes Falls Community Hall. RAYMOND Sun., Nov. 17 — Christmas Fair & Food Sale by Raymond Friendship Group, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ultimate Care & Tanning, 1317 Roosevelt Trl. Sun., Nov. 17 — Open Thanksgiving Hymn Sing, 3-4 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond Village. FMI: 655-7749. SEBAGO Sat., Nov. 9 — Craft & Bake Fair, light lunch (corn chowder), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Sebago United Methodist Church. Sat., Nov. 9 — Free Hunters’ Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sebago Nazarene Church, 179 Sebago Rd., East Sebago. Tue., Nov. 12 — Good Shepherd Food Mobile free food distribution, no residency requirement, 9 to 11 a.m., Sebago Warming Hut, 183 Sebago Rd. FMI: 274-1569. WATERFORD Thur., Nov. 7 — Waterford Historical Society, potluck 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. on cranberry growing in No. Waterford by Rick and Linda Woodward, North Waterford Church. Sun., Nov. 10 — Waterford World’s Fair Association Annual Meeting, 2 p.m., Community Room, Waterford Town Office. FMI: 595-1601. AREA EVENTS Thur.-Sat., Nov. 7-9 — Poland Players present The Spoon River Project, 7 p.m., Dr. Wall Theater, Poland Regional High School. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 8-9 — Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale, 3-8 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., No. Conway Community Center. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 8-10 — Schoolhouse Arts Center presents world premiere of Zombie America, 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m. Sun., theatre, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. FMI: 642-3743. Sat., Nov. 9 — Crafty Diva Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Guy E. Rowe Elementary School, 219 Main St., Norway. Sat., Nov. 9 — Traditional Baked Bean Supper, 1st seating 5 p.m., 2nd seating 6 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Rd., off Rte. 121. Sat., Nov. 9 — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050, 583-6677. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 9-10 — Annual Holiday Craft Fair by Windham Athletic Boosters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Windham High School, 409 Gray Rd., Windham. FMI: 837-3956. Sat., Nov. 9 — Car Seat Safety Checks/Distribution by Stephens Memorial Hospital, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norway Fire Dept. on Beal St. FMI: 743-

1562, ext. 6951. Sat., Nov. 9 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, making face cream and lip balm from bee’s wax, 1 p.m., Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 743-5009. Wed., Nov. 13 — Otisfield Sewing/Craft Group, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayville Rd. FMI: 539-4846. Wed., Nov. 13 — DASH Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Harper Conference Ctr., 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 744-6013. Thur., Nov. 14 — Heartsaver First Aid Class, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital Boardroom, 181 Main St., Norway. FMI: 744-6013. Fri., Nov. 15 — Oxford County Educators AssociationRetired meeting, social time 10:30 a.m., business meeting 11 a.m., Locke Mills American Legion Hall, Locke Mills. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 15-17 — Schoolhouse Arts Center presents world premiere of Zombie America, 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m. Sun., theatre, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. FMI: 642-3743. Sat., Nov. 16 — Windham Knights Spaghetti Dinner, 56 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rte. 302, Windham. Sat., Nov. 16 — Kids Night Out, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-7661.


DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 a.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, every other Monday, 1 to 3 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 6153226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Coed Adult Basketball, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Waterford Bridge Group, every 4th Monday except Dec. 23, 6:30 p.m., library. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous,

7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAYS Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 7 p.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FMI: 274-1569. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Classes, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 6474476. Sebago Senior’s Luncheon, noon, Sebago Church of the Nazarene. Prayer & Meditation Time, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Teen Sports Night, 6-7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. Wood Carving Group, 7 p.m., Ice Rink behind Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 a.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 6475968, ext. 108. Mother-Baby Tea Time, 10 a.m. to noon, The Birth House, 28 So. High St., Bridgton. FMI: 647-5968. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Makers Club, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Reading with Holly Dog, 3:30 p.m., Bridgton Library.

Cope Group Session, 68 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Storytime, 10 a.m., Harrison Library, Harrison Village. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Medicare Open Enrollment, 1 p.m. through Dec. 5 (except Nov. 28), Bridgton Community Center. FMI: 396-6524, 1-877-3533771. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 9352333. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. Community Kettle, free supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. No Community Kettle Oct. 31, Halloween. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Teen Sports Night, 6-7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302, Bridgton. AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. FRIDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 a.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Parents and Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center. AWANA Youth Program, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, corner Rtes. 302 & 114, Naples. FMI: 6936102, 803-2199. Womanspace, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH SATURDAYS Tabletop Role Playing Games, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Open House, Fryeburg Historical Society’s Col. Samuel Osgood House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 83 Portland St., Fryeburg. FMI: 935-8076. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St., all welcome. Equipment provided free, 7 tables. Adult Basketball, 6 p.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.


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there will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Admission is $6 per person; non-dancers are welcome at no charge. For more information call Eleanor Herrick at 782-4050, or Nancy Engdahl at 583-6677. You may also visit

Bridgton Community Blood Drive

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Songo Garden Club meeting

NAPLES — The Songo Garden Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Singer Center in Naples for a craft meeting. The group will be making a cornucopia flower arrangement with Carol Drew of Watkins Flowers, after a short business meeting. The cost of the arrangement will be $20, and RSVP is a must for members to make this project, to make sure there are enough materials. Extra kits might not be available to those not responding. On Oct. 24, 14 members met at the Naples Town Gym and made small pumpkin vase arrangements, which were delivered to the residents at Casco Inn and a few of the club’s shut-in members. RSVP to Debbie Dean at 693-4871.

Join others for an American Red Cross Blood Drive dedicated in special honor of Paul Fillebrown on Sunday, Nov. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bridgton Masonic Hall, Route 117 New Joy of Singing group starting up (Harrison Road). Please call the American Red Cross at 1-800Do you like to sing? Even if you don’t carry a tune well, come to 733-2767 to make an appointment. the first Joy of Singing at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot Street on Friday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sing old favorites from Waterford World’s Fair Association the 1920s to now. Zero cost, lots of fun. All you have to do is bring annual meeting your voice, and smile all the way home. Questions? Call 583-6304. WATERFORD — The annual membership meeting for Fryeburg Area Rotary’s 8th Annual Waterford World’s Fair Association will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Waterford Bountiful Harvest Town Office. All past and present members are welcome to FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Area Rotary Club will hold attend. There will be an election of three director positions, its 8th Annual Bountiful Harvest and Food Festival on Saturday, along with the slate of officers (president, vice president, Nov. 16 at the new Fryeburg Fair Expo Center from 5:30 to 9 secretary and treasurer). There will be light refreshments after p.m. This year the dinner will be like a “Taste of the Valley,” the meeting for everyone to enjoy. The first supper for the with 20 of the Valley Originals providing signature entree dishWaterford World’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at es. During the food festival, there will be background musical 5 p.m. at the Waterford Congregational Church, located just entertainment by Mary Bastoni and The Joker’s Wild. The club across from Melby’s Market. The menu is Dana’s famous baked will also hold its silent and live auction. Each entry ticket will stuffed haddock with potato, vegetable, drink, bread and a slice allow the holder to participate in a door prize drawing for one of homemade pie. For more info call Bill Winslow at 595-1601 of two dinners for two at a “Valley Original Restaurant.” Tickets or Dana Hemingway at 595-2430. are $25 each and are available from any Rotarian, or call Judy Raymond at 935-2155. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarVeterans Day Dinner The volunteers of the Bridgton Community Center will be ships and various community projects. hosting a complimentary Veterans Day Dinner to be held at the Windham Knights holding spaghetti dinner dining hall of Oriental Masonic Lodge, Route 117, Harrison WINDHAM — The Knights of Columbus, Windham Road, Bridgton on Monday, Nov. 11, at noon. All veterans and Council will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Nov. their families are cordially invited to join in a time of feasting 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, on a ham dinner with all the fixings, and join in fellowship as Route 302, North Windham. The menu is traditional Italian all who have served in our country’s Armed Forces are honored. antipasto (meat and vegetable salad), spaghetti with homemade Please plan to come and connect with old friends and create new marina sauce and meatballs, garlic rolls, coffee, tea, punch and ones. For more information, call 647-3116. dessert. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under, and $25 for families (maximum). Proceeds from the dinner will go Ladies Auxiliaries team up for towards funding Operation Tribute, a nonprofit that provides Veterans’ Day Dinner Christmas gifts to children of deployed members of the U.S. HARRISON — The Ladies Auxiliaries of Ronald St. John Armed Services. VFW Post #9328 and William Pembroke American Legion Post #139 are hosting their annual Veterans Day Dinner on Monday, Open Thanksgiving Hymn Sing in Raymond RAYMOND — Begin the holiday season with joyful singNov. 11, at the post on Waterford Road (Route 35). Social hour begins at 4 p.m., with the dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu is ing at an Open Thanksgiving Hymn Sing on Sunday, Nov. 17, baked ham, turkey shepherd’s pie, macaroni and cheese with from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Raymond Village Community Church, chicken, vegetables and rolls. A delicious dessert will be served 27 Main Street (Route 121) in Raymond Village. All are welwith Friendly’s ice cream. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children come and encouraged to participate; there’ll be no service, no over 12. All veterans will eat free. For more information, call sermon and no collection. There will be old favorites and new selections. Come celebrate all our blessings with songs of praise Sharon at 583-2241. and thanks, led by RVCC’s Music Director Karen Strange. The Fryeburg Homemakers to meet Raymond Village Community Church Choir will be featured. FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Homemakers Extension For more information, call the church office at 655-7749. will meet at the Legion Hall on Bradley Street, Fryeburg on Sunset/Moonrise Hike at Bald Pate Wednesday, Nov 13. Hospitality starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mountain the business meeting at 10 a.m. This month’s meeting will be A Sunset/Moonrise Hike on Sunday, Nov. 17 to the summit a planning session in which members will decide on programs for the coming year, so are asked to bring along a list of ideas. of Bald Mountain will begin at 3:15 p.m. from the parking lot on The group will also be filling balsam pillows to be placed in Route 107, and take around two hours to complete. Conditions the Christmas stocking for the military men and women. This permitting, guests will watch the sun dip behind the Boston is a sandwich luncheon. Dessert and coffee will be provided by Hills beyond Hancock Pond at 4:15 p.m., and moments later, the full moon will rise in the east. The hike, sponsored by Loon hostesses Ginny Noftle and Sandy Kelly. Echo Land Trust, is of moderate difficulty; bring your cameras. Otisfield Sewing/Craft Group For more information, contact Jon Evans at OTISFIELD — For nearly two years a group of women have Otisfield Community been meeting at the Otisfield Community Hall to sew, knit, paint or just enjoy each other’s company. Starting Wednesday, Free Thanksgiving Diner Nov. 13, the group will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays OTISFIELD — A free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church on the Rayville Road will be served, and a Stuff Swap held, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and continue to meet there until spring. Until Dec. 10, the from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Otisfield Community Hall, Route group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a lunch break 121. Donations are accepted. The menu is roast turkey, stuffin between. After Dec. 10, the group’s hours will be from 9:30 ing, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, squash, cranberries, apple a.m. to noon. All are welcome and there is no charge. Bring crisp, coffee, tea and cider. For the Stuff Swap, bring something your own project or come and see what others are working smaller than a breadbox, and take something home. Please call on and have a cup of tea. This group formed out of the larger Nancy Coombs 627-4374 if you need a ride. For more informaCommunity Lunch group and is an outreach activity of the tion, call Elaine at 539-4846. Otisfield Social Outreach Committee. For more information,

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Lunch Menu

SAD #61 Elementary School

Monday, Nov. 11 to Friday, Nov. 15 MONDAY: No school. TUESDAY: Baked chicken patty on whole grain bun, lettuce & tomato, pickle, mini pretzels, diced pears. WEDNESDAY: Ham & cheese Italian, sweet peppers w/dip, popcorn, Jell-O w/topping, apple. THURSDAY: Pizza, fresh salad bar w/beans, fruit cocktail, low-fat Carnival cookie. FRIDAY: Scrambled eggs, ham slice, warm biscuit, baby carrots, orange smiles.

SAD #61 Middle School

Monday, Nov. 11 to Friday, Nov. 15 MONDAY: No school. TUESDAY: Chicken quesadillas, whole grain bread stick w/dipping sauce, deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, diced peaches. WEDNESDAY: Chicken potpie, deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, petite banana. THURSDAY: Whole grain cheese stuffed crust pizza, pretzels, fresh salad bar, orange smiles. FRIDAY: Creamy mac & cheese, ham bites, green beans, deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, diced pears.

‘Bring a Friend’ this weekend

(Continued from Page B) center. Bags include coupon books, product samples, exclusive offers, VIP cards and more. One golden bag will be stuffed with a $500 gift certificate to Settlers’ Green. All other activities run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including music from DJ Kristen Corrigan, chair massages at two locations near Talbots and J. Crew, free hot cider and chocolates at the Relaxation Tent “on the green,” and face painting and tattoos by the MWV Children’s Museum. Imari & The Sahara Desert Dancers will perform at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the courtyard. In addition, raffle prizes will be given away every half-hour on Saturday and Sunday, including a free weekend stay for the 2014 Bring A Friend Weekend. All shoppers dressed festively with their friends will get a free product from Travelpro Luggage Outlet while supplies last. Tiaras and other accessories will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to local nonprofit Starting Point. Look for select stores hosting in-store events throughout the weekend. The J. Crew Factory Store will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning for a special Early Bird Event and Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton will host a VIP “After Hours” Event on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Don’t miss a free Zumba class at Reebok at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 as well. For complete details on Bring A Friend Weekend at Settlers’ Green, visit

Bridgton Hospital to sponsor book fair Nov. 12 & 13 Bridgton Hospital will be the host site for a “Books are Fun” Book Fair. The sale runs Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Books are Fun is a Reader’s Digest Company. A huge assortment of great new books, at savings of up to 70%, makes this an ideal time to purchase for year-round gift giving. A percentage of the book sale profits are donated to Bridgton Hospital Annual Fund, which benefits all areas of patient care at the not-for-profit hospital. For further details, contact Pam Smith, director of Development and Community Relations, at 647-6055.

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Regional Sports

November 7, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

Game 6: ‘It was a trip of a lifetime’ Father, son experience electric Fenway night

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Many area fans were glued to their television sets last Wednesday night, keeping their fingers crossed and dreaming of a Red Sox World Series victory. Chris Webb and his Dad were “in the house” — Fenway Park — to witness a clincher and celebration in Boston — something that hadn’t happened in 95 years. It was a night neither will ever forget. “It was an experience like none I had ever experienced, nor had my dad,” said Chris, who is director of Admission & Financial Aid at Bridgton Academy. “When I had first called him to tell him about the tickets and to invite him to the game, he said, ‘This is like a bucket list event, isn’t it?’ It sure was. It was a trip of a lifetime.” Just how did Chris land a pair of the most sought-after tickets in New England? “I got a message from a college friend, who let me

know he (and another friend — a season ticket holder) were going to Game 6. I had to go. So in the middle of Game 3, I messaged a former college teammate of mine who works for MLB (Major League Baseball). I was angling for a ticket…just one,” Chris said. “While it wasn’t a given, I knew in my heart the series was coming back to Boston.”   The friend was captain of Chris’ college baseball team at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is now an MLB executive. “My friend got back to me immediately and let me know that he could probably do better than one ticket… he could probably do two. ‘Check back with me after Game 4,’ he said. I messaged him moments after the final out…and he messaged me right back. ‘I’ve got two grandstand tickets for you. I can’t tell you if they are good tickets or not, but you’re in the house,’ he said. Suffice to say, I didn’t sleep that

night…or the next…or the next,” Chris said. Who would Chris invite? There was never any doubt in his mind who would accompany him to Boston for the historic Game 6. “I couldn’t think of anyone better to bring to the game than the guy who introduced me to baseball and brought me to my first Sox game so many years ago (in the early ’80s)! My dad, Mike Webb,” Chris said. Father and son drove down to Boston on Wednesday morning, having made plans to stay the night (“We didn’t want to miss anything!” Chris said.). They stayed at the Park Plaza Hotel, which is only about 1.5 miles from Fenway Park — a relatively easy walk straight up Boylston Street.   “The excitement around Boston throughout the day was incredible and became more electric as we got closer to game time,” Chris said.   The trip to Fenway also had a very touching moment

OH, WHAT AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT — Father and son, Mike (right) and Chris Webb pose for a photo after the Red Sox won Game 6 of the World Series last Wednesday at Fenway Park — the first time in 95 years that the Sox clinched the title at home, and the Webbs were there to see it. for the Webbs. The route to the park took them up Boylston Street, past the Boston Public Library, which is where the Finish Line for the Boston Marathon is located. “I couldn’t help but pause for a quiet moment of silence and reflection as I crossed that line. There were many others taking pictures of the line, reminiscing and pointing at where the unimagi-

nable had indeed occurred,” he said. As they continued their walk to the park, there was an electric feeling amongst the crowd. “Having lived in Boston over a dozen years ago, I can tell you in all the times that I have gone to Sox games (including Sox/Yanks — Pedro v. Clemens’ games) I have never, ever been wit-

ness to an energy and excitement like the one around Boston last Wednesday,” Chris recalled. Donning their Sox jerseys — Chris sporting his Ted Williams #9 and his dad wearing his “Pedroia” jersey — the Webbs arrived at Fenway Park about an hour and a half before game time. The park was already about

CUMBERLAND — Squaring off against the best Class B runners from Maine, Patrick Carty of Fryeburg Academy and Audrey Blais of Lake Region placed in the Top 25 at the State Meet Saturday. Carty was 14th out of 115 runners in 17 minutes, 38.51 seconds. Dan Curts of Ellsworth won the 3.1-mile

event held at Twin Brooks in Cumberland with a time of 16:09.22. Thomas Rose of Fryeburg was 54th in 19:04.95. On the girls’ side, Blais placed 24th out of a field of 110 in 21:45.37. Her sister, freshman Addie Blais, checked in at 79th in 23:41.18 followed by Fryeburg Academy’s Anna Lastra in

98th at 24:59.25. Kirstin Sandreuter of Greely won the race in 18:37.96. “Audrey (a sophomore) and Addie are really talented runners. They are motivated to be the best,” Lake Region Coach Dan Dors said. “If they stay injury-free, they will be hard to beat next year.”


Carty, Blais in Top 25

RUNNING ALONG THE MOOSE POND CAUSEWAY are participants in the second annual Moose Pond Marathon and 5K run, which benefitted the Shawnee Peak Adaptive Ski Program. Leading this group is Eric Dinnerstein of Cape Elizabeth. (Photo courtesy of Bill Preis)

Good showing for Moose marathon, 5K

HALF MARATHON RESULTS Where: Shawnee Peak, Nov. 2 Benefit: Shawnee Peak Adaptive Ski Program 1. Jesse Young, 24, Rochester, NH, 1:15.32 2. Kyle Rhoads, 43, Windham, 1:23.12 3. Michael Arsenault, 36, Middleton, NH, 1:24.08 4. Shiloh Schulte, 35, Kennebunk, 1:25.37 5. David Drew, 49, Litchfield, 1:26.24 6. James Machowski, 38, Wales, 1:26.24 7. Jim Cardosi, 34, Cumberland, 1:26.46 8. Bill Brown, 39, Detroit, 1:27.00 9. David Edwards, 54, Pownal, 1:27.42 10. Shane Eherts, 22, Limington, 1:28.15 11. John Keller, 56, Gray, 1:28.51 12. Trevor Laverriere, 28, Portland, 1:29.25 13. Matthew Crandall, 31, South Paris, 1:30.03 14. Greg Goodhue, 48, Sidney, 1:30.18 15. Floyd Lavery, 56, Westbrook, 1:30.51 16. Zachary Bondy, 23, Portland, 1:31.36 17. Trevor Burbank, 30, Scarborough, 1:32.56 18. Amy Grant, 38, Westbrook, 1:33.29 19. Mark LoSacco, 44, Scarborough, 1:33.33 20. Rob Hamel, 45, Gorham, NH, 1:35.06 21. Jim Kilburn, 44, Saco, 1:36.01 22. Todd Kahan, 43, Lewiston, 1:36.35 23. Debbie Rodrigue, 40, Lewiston, 1:36.38 24. Dana Holmes, 24, Glen, NH, 1:37.34 25. Patrick Ridlon, 42, Casco, 1:37.42 26. Guy Collins, 46, Plymouth, MN, 1:37.47 27. Jeff Arsenault, 56, Rumford, 1:38.53 28. Jason Lachance, 38, Yarmouth, 1:39.51 29. Jamie Theriault, 29, Lewiston, 1:40.33 30. Gabe Romano, 27, Portland, 1:40.51 31. Ben Moore, 23, Old Orchard, 1:41.36 32. Baxter Black, 18, Portland, 1:41.42 33. Brian Ericson, 39, Yarmouth, 1:41.57 34. Lori Emery, 39, Gilford, NH, 1:42.16 35. Rebecca Hebert-Sweeny, 53, Gorham, NH, 1:42.16 36. Jennifer Speirs, 36, N. Yarmouth, 1:42.25 37. Richard Cannon, 25, Sanford, 1:42.44 38. Ashley McCarthy, 25, Farmington, 1:42.53 39. Ian Acker, 24, Boston, MA, 1:42.57 40. Andrew Burbank, 52, Yarmouth, 1:43.12 41. Carly Kinch, 29, Canton, MA, 1:45.00 42. Sarah Peters, 28, Portland, 1:45.09 43. Christopher Williams, 28, Portland, 1:45.09 44. Michael Shepherd, 53, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:45.16 45. John Hulton, 48, Southborough, MA, 1:45.33 46. Tess Perry, 25, Farmington, 1:45.57 47. Lizzie Resnick, 32, Quincy, MA, 1:46.06 48. John Eddy, 59, Lancaster, NH, 1:46.13 49. Kristina Collins, 38, South Paris, 1:46.16 50. James O’Keefe, 49, Cumberland, 1:46.25 51. Alice Pfeifer, 22, Portland, 1:46.42

52. David Lyons, 48, Southborough, MA, 1:46.44 53. Bo Bigelow, 39, Falmouth, 1:46.51 54. Cerise Humphrey, 23, Parsonsfield, 1:47.00 55. Alicia Crosby, 28, Alfred, 1:47.00 56. Jessica Minaar, 33, S. Hamilton, MA, 1:47.35 57. Liz Mason, 26, Northborough, MA, 1:48.15 58. Zoe Jones, 22, Portland, 1:48.53 59. Katrina Day, 31, Gorham, 1:49.10 60. Deanne Muich-Michaud, 46, Auburn, 1:49.12 61. Alice Outslay, 35, Lewiston, 1:50.01 62. Timothy Clifford, 57, Augusta, 1:50.04 63. Bill Earle, 58, North Conway, NH, 1:50.14 64. Jessica Shumway, 22, Portland, 1:50.15 65. Robert Church, 36, Easthampton, MA, 1:50.20 66. Ben Branch, 37, Cape Elizabeth, 1:50.33 67. Ed O’Brien, 47, Attleboro, MA, 1:50.38 68. Jeff Burtt, 28, Boston, MA, 1:50.40 69. Angelo Vozzella, 64, Lunenburg, VT, 1:50.45 70. Robert Coughlin, 54, York, 1:51.22 71. Bill Shepherd, 25, Wayne, NJ, 1:51.35 72. Brenton Pulsifer, 29, Norwell, MA, 1:51.47 73. Derek Thibault, 28, Brighton, MA, 1:52.24 74. Jonathan Eiten, 44, Gorham, 1:52.35 75. Allen Hayes, 60, Bridgton, 1:52.45 76. Steve Meunier, 59, Milton, VT, 1:52.56 77. Pres Valkovski, 24, Lowell, MA, 1:53.24 78. Jennifer Dragoon, 29, Portland, 1:53.27 79. Gregory Adey, 39, Falmouth, 1:53.35 80. Mert Gould, 50, Auburn, 1:53.46 81. Mark Knowles, 41, South Berwick, 1:53.56 82. Darren Pesut, 29, Crouseville, 1:54.14 83. Jacqueline Janda, 27, Sterling, MA, 1:54.32 84. Danielle Bode, 23, South Paris, 1:54.54 85. Paul Hakanson, 48, South Paris, 1:54.54 86. Ami Angell, 38, Fresno, CA, 1:55.29 87. Rachel Landry, 45, Cumberland, 1:55.40 88. Kathryn Weegar, 34, Mattapoisett, MA, 1:56.11 89. Kristopher Penney, 37, Bowdoin, 1:56.12 90. Matthew Weegar, 52, Conway, NH, 1:56.12 91. Ember Verma, 34, North Yarmouth, 1:56.12 92. Marcus Bostic, 30, Portland, 1:56.21 93. Maine Moose, 32, Portland, 1:56.24 94. Marc Keffer, 47, Portland, 1:56.31 95. Bridget Christie, 38, Concord, NH, 1:56.34 96. Robert Tims, 42, Cornish, 1:56.40 97. Emily Atwood, 22, Bath, 1:57.07 98. Matthew Bush, 39, Falmouth, 1:57.12 99. Bill Shepherd, 53, Belgrade, 1:57.25 100. Dan Hogan, 63, South Portland, 1:57.38 101. Michael Eddy, 33, Colebrook, NH, 1:57.41


Wolverine sports beat By Ed Mastro ’08 Assistant Basketball Coach/Marketing Intern Bridgton Academy Lacrosse: The Bridgton Academy lacrosse team went to the Mid-Fall Classic at UMass-Amherst on Sunday. The Wolverines took full advantage of this recruiting opportunity by sending two teams and winning all six of their games. Hockey: The Prep Hockey team only had one game this past weekend, facing the Middlesex Islanders. Both teams showed up focused and ready to play. In the first period, the Islanders managed to slip one by, but the Wolverines didn’t get discouraged, ultimately playing some of their best hockey. Blake Babineau (Gorham) tied the game up, assisted by Colin Donnelly (Quincy, Mass.). Liam Burke (Yarmouth, Mass.) scored the game-winner, as the Wolverines held on for a 21 win. The Junior Hockey team had two games this past weekend. In the first game against the Middlesex Islanders, it was a tough outing for the Wolverines with a final score of 8-1. Trip Franzese (Marblehead, Mass.) had the lone goal for BA. In their second game, the Wolverines looked to bounce back. Facing off against Standstead Prep, the Wolverines came out battling and kept the score tied after two periods with a goal from Jordan Smith and great play from goaltender Nick Dupuis-Gaudreault (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC). Unfortunately, the great play would not continue in the third period, costing the Wolverines the game with a final score 4-1. Football: The football team traveled to Brown University to play the JV team on Sunday. It was a very tough day for Wolverine football as the Brown JV rolled to a 62-14 victory.

MALIK LEE (#5) scores for Bridgton Academy against the Brown University junior varsity last Saturday. But, Brown dominated the game, 62-14. On a positive note, Steve defensive breakdowns put Main (Lafayette, Calif.) BA down 3-0 early in the contributed a pair of long second half. BA was able to catches from Chris Mullins answer back and make it 3-2 (Centreville, Va.), and Malik off great goals by Eric Miller Lee (Mashpee, Mass.) scored (Hanover, Mass.) and Brian a rushing touchdown. Wheeler (Hanover, Mass.). Soccer: Saturday night, Although BA outplayed the BA soccer team faced Exeter most of the game, the Phillips Exeter. The team Wolverines came up short, came out strong until a few losing by a single goal.

LR alumni hoop game

The 2013 Lake Region High School boys’ basketball annual Alumni Game will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Theodore Nutting Gymnasium. The Laker JV team will open at 5:30 p.m. against one alumni team, followed by the Laker varsity at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Concessions and Lake Region apparel will be on sale. All proceeds benefit the LR boys’ basketball program. Any LRHS basketball alumni (played varsity basketball at LRHS) who would like to play should contact Coach JP Yorkey at or 647-8403.

Ski equipment fitting

FRYEBURG — The season is approaching and many families are once again able to rent Nordic ski packages from the Maine Winter Sports Center Healthy Hometown Ski program. This year, MWSC replenished many old packages with new equipment; and inclusive of the rental fee of $65, each youth is provided with a ski bag. The fitting date is Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fryeburg Academy Ski Room (across the athletic complex, near the track). This is a one-time chance to sign up for leasing equipment. If you intend to rent and cannot attend Tuesday, please call Michael Mendonca at 697-3574 to make other arrangements.

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Regional sports

Quite a night for father, son at Fenway Park (Continued from Page C) half full when they stepped inside. They walked around for a little bit, but the park started to fill really quickly. Their seats were in the right field grandstands between the field tarp and Pesky Pole. “The park became full at the ‘t-minus 1-hour to first pitch’ mark. I had never seen it fill in like this before but then again, I had never seen anything like this — it was the World Series!” Chris said. “We stood the entire time waiting for the game to begin. The excitement was palpable and continued to build.” Fans continued to stand as Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey threw the first pitch of the game. “And with a very rare exception (maybe the equivalent of half inning), we remained standing. The crowd hung on every pitch, of every at bat, throughout the game. As a fan of the game of baseball, it was a perfect game,” Chris said. There were several “highlights” during the game that

Chris will long remember: • Shane Victorino’s threerun double off the Green Monster. “Fenway Park roared. I’m sure the rafters shook. Complete strangers highfived, and hugged. I had a good feeling — barring something catastrophic — from that point that the Sox would win,” he said. • Up 6-1 with two out in the seventh inning, that “catastrophic event” almost happened when Lackey convinced Red Sox Manager John Farrell to stay in the game versus Matt Holliday with two on. “One swing of the bat and it’s a whole new ballgame. Fortunately, fate was on the Sox’s side this day,” he said. • Stephen Drew’s soloshot to the bullpen. “As anyone who watched the Series knows, Drew struggled throughout the post-season. Everyone in the park knew it as well, so it was fantastic when he connected (for the home run). It was a no-doubter as it left the bat,” Chris said. 

• When Lackey left the game, he received a welldeserved, rousing salute from the Fenway faithful. A tip of the cap to the crowd and the decibel level grew even louder. • As the outs for the Cardinals ticked away, more and more fans began to scream the number remaining. Chris took a picture of some guys several rows in front of him with just four fingers in the air — signifying four outs remained for the Cards before the Sox won.   • The. Final. Out. “As I mentioned before, no one had been sitting the entire game. Cameras flashed on every pitch to Matt Carpenter (of the Cardinals). I recorded on video the final pitch and the ensuing jubilation. It was pure bedlam in Fenway and we loved it,” Chris said. “Each time that I’ve re-watched that video I get goose bumps.” Seeing the World Series clinching victory “live” will do that to any fan, especially diehards like Chris and Mike Webb.

Freedom of hills Hedgehog Mountain hike

feet) in Albany, N.H., and a Mount Hedgehog (3,140 feet) in Wonalancet. The two peaks are only about two miles apart, and while the Albany Hedgehog Mountain is well known and is a frequent climbing destination, the Wonalancet Hedgehog is not even named on many hiking maps of the White By Allen Crabtree Mountains. Guest Writer The Wonalancet The Appalachian Hedgehog is only briefly Mountain Club (AMC) lists mentioned in the description Hedgehog Mountain (2,532 of the Walden Trail route to

Mount Passaconaway: “The main trail passes just to the south of the large boulder that is the true summit of Mt. Hedgehog…” There is also a Mount Hedgehog in Freeport, Maine. I am much more familiar with more well-known Albany Hedgehog Mountain since it loomed over the old hotel on the Kancamagus Highway that was my home for the six weeks of the University of New Hampshire Forestry Camp in 1961. We climbed all over the slopes of Hedgehog doing timber cruises and wildlife surveys, practicing our surveying techniques, searching for a huge shelf fungus (Ganoderma applanatum) to add to the collection at the hotel, and occasionally getting lost. The hotel, formerly the Swift River Inn, was donated to the university and starting in 1929 all UNH Forestry and Wildlife majors were required to spend six weeks of their junior year summer at the camp taking field courses. The summer camp program lasted until 1964 when the property was sold to the U.S. Forest Service and the hotel demolished. All that remains of the UNH camp now is the old staff lodge, still in use as the Radeke Cabin and available for renting by the public from the Forest Service. According to Steve Smith in his article Hedgehog Mountain is a hiker’s favorite (NewHampshireLakesAn the mountain’s name “comes from the ranks of spruces that bristle along its crest and give it Denmark Mountain Hikers on the UNH Trail on a porcupine-like appearHedgehog Mountain. (Photo by John Patrick) ance.” He said that people were climbing the mountain as early as the 1880s. “This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, Of skies and seas – His hand the wonders wrought” — Maltbie D. Babcock from the hymn “This is My Father’s World”

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HALF MARATHONERS included (left to right) Richard Cannon of Sanford (#693), Kristina Collins of South Paris (#452) and David Lyons of Southborough, Mass. (#559). (Photo courtesy of Bill Preis)

Moose Pond run times (Continued from Page C)

102. Crystal Wiley, 26, Windham, 1:57.48 103. Thomas Chalmers, 29, Bridgton, 1:57.56 104. Kate Thomas, 44, Falmouth, 1:57.58 105. Scott Frasca, 52, Sidney, 1:58.14 106. Amy Badger, 40, Brewer, 1:58.16 107. Heather Cannan, 36, Brewer, 1:58.16 108. Corey Huckins, 43, Casco, 1:58.19 109. Jennifer Holden, 36, Charlestown, MA, 1:58.46 110. Sanjay Madan, 37, Concord, MA, 1:58.46 111. Robert Dowling, 41, Hampden, 1:58.52 112. Maggie Halfman, 19, Fond du lac, WI, 1:58.53 113. Matt Dexter, 19, Orono, 1:58.54 114. Dale Fordyce, 46, Hampden, 1:58.55 115. Michael Pomroy, 35, Madison, WI, 1:58.59 116. Joshua Gitschier, 31, Kennebunk, 1:59.05 117. Justin Smith, 36, South Berwick, 1:59.47 118. Mimoza Sawtelle, 43, Windham, 1:59.50 119. Brittany Bailey, 28, Saco, 1:59.55 120. Ron Pelton, 60, Freeport, 2:00.13 121. Mary Mancuso, 55, Cornish Flat, NH, 2:00.38 122. Sara Lane, 24, South Portland, 2:00.47 123. Karen Palleschi, 35, Monmouth, 2:00.52 124. Meredith Davis-Pound, 41, Durham, 2:00.52 125. Nicholas Pesut, 62, Crouseville, 2:01.02 126. Glen Gordon, 50, Mexico, 2:01.11 127. Sarah Kimble, 37, Portland, 2:01.12 128. Rachel Emerson, 40, Hampden, 2:01.22 129. Betty Rines, 56, Gorham, 2:01.46 130. Joseph LaFrance, 55, Tilton, NH, 2:01.52 131. Kristen Barbin, 45, Center Conway, NH, 2:01.52 132. Josh Harrington, 29, Denmark, 2:02.04 133. Jack O’Brien, 52, Attleboro, MA, 2:02.26 134. Audrey Machowski, 37, Wales, 2:02.35 135. Rebecca Breton, 35, Lewiston, 2:02.35 136. Phil Vezina, 54, South Portland, 2:03.00 137. Sarah Gardella, 36, Sidney, 2:03.18 138. Amanda Boetsch, 29, Portland, 2:03.43 139. Misti Guerin, 43, Bangor, 2:03.43 140. Melissa Parrott, 26, S. Portland, 2:03.47 141. Talia Arsenault, 32, Middleton, NH, 2:04.12 142. Joseph Kennedy, 40, Skowhegan, 2:04.50 143. Jennifer Geistert, 37, Scarborough, 2:05.23 144. Amy Wheeler, 41, Bethel, 2:05.33 145. Kaitlin Veroneau, 29, S. Portland, 2:05.58 146. Madeline Wilson, 21, Waterville, 2:06.33 147. Christopher Belanger, 29, Biddeford, 2:07.03 148. D. Madore, 39, North Yarmouth, 2:07.09 149. Zack Jones, 35, Portland, 2:07.17 150. Rachel Manzo, 34, Millinockett, 2:08.03 151. Micah Niemy, 30, Somerville, MA, 2:08.32 152. Kristina Stevens, 44, Bethel, 2:08.53 153. Cheryl Huett, 56, Colebrook Station, NS, 2:08.58 154. Gary Huett, 57, Coldbrook Station, NS, 2:08.58 155. Heather Tilney, 34, Intervale, NH, 2:09.03 156. Cory Shepherd, 42, Spofford, NH, 2:09.23 157. Alen Saric, 27, Portland, 2:09.26 158. Kari Snell, 40, Center Conway, NH, 2:09.27 159. Larry Merrill, 69, Orrington, 2:09.37 160. Doug Johnson, 52, Kennebunk, 2:09.41

161. Kristi Veverka, 56, Claremont, NH, 2:09.57 162. Emily Brostek, 28, Portland, 2:09.57 163. Eric Dinnerstein, 44, Cape Elizabeth, 2:10.12 164. Carolyn Highland, 23, Yarmouth, 2:10.21 165. Neil Pierce, 23, Yarmouth, 2:10.22 166. Bill Ozaslan, 43, Melrose, MA, 2:10.32 167. Jody Jones, 57, Arrowsic, 2:10.35 168. Cynthia Dechenes, 49, Brunswick, 2:11.22 169. Cheryl Tucker, 45, Brunswick, 2:11.22 170. Amanda Hynes, 33, Porter, 2:11.26 171. Lauren Andrews, 25, Boothbay, 2:11.31 172. Wendy Hallenbeck, 51, Waterville, 2:11.38 173. Ariella Gintzler, 21, Waterville, 2:11.46 174. Marella Averill, 39, Hallowell, 2:12.18 175. Bob Cotier, 52, Boothbay, 2:12.28 176. Jessica Hodgman, 53, Cornish Flat, NH, 2:12.32 177. Karen Cutter, 55, Cornish, 2:13.18 178. Heather McNamara, 33, Durham, 2:13.28 179. Alexandria Kackley, 23, Fryeburg, 2:13.38 180. Glen Niemy, 62, Bridgton, 2:13.40 181. Mark White, 40, Cutler, 2:13.43 182. Erica Palm, 39, Malden, MA, 2:13.43 183. Brittney Barrett, 27, Revere, MA, 2:13.43 184. Keith Blais, 43, Auburn, 2:13.45 185. Ida Batista, 43, Windham, 2:14.14 186. Daric Hamm, 39, Norway, 2:15.04 187. Alison Samitt, 44, Falmouth, 2:15.19 188. Sandhya Shanley, 27, Bridgton, 2:15.27 189. Snezhana Rudakova, 23, Portland, 2:15.45 190. Christina Hayman, 37, Lynnfield, MA, 2:15.54 191. Penny Duncan, 62, 2:16.04 192. Talia Timmins, 33, Portland, 2:16.54 193. Julia Greenwald, 34, Ft. Fairfield, 2:17.00 194. Sallie Eschweiler, 21, Waterville, 2:18.20 195. Heidi Kruckenberg, 39, Malden, MA, 2:18.58 196. Saydi Shumway, 38, Malden, MA, 2:18.58 197. Matthew Belcher, 43, Falmouth, 2:19.02 198. Doug Ginevan, 44, Falmouth, 2:19.02 199. Daphne Millay, 52, Portland, 2:19.12 200. Lynn Frasca, 50, Sidney, 2:19.21 201. Jessica MacDonald, 24, Westbrook, 2:19.23 202. Sherry Ricker, 43, Burlington, VT, 2:19.58 203. George Wu, 29, N. Conway, NH, 2:20.09 204. Laura Scarpinato, 50, Milton, VT, 2:20.23 205. Debbie Gould, 47, Auburn, 2:20.35 206. Janet Baglione, 50, Quincy, MA, 2:21.59 207. Stephanie Thompson, 28, Corinna, 2:22.10 208. Bonnie Biller, 58, Bridgton, 2:22.14 209. Becca Bell, 34, Bethlehem, PA, 2:22.19 210. Will Lewis, 43, Bethlehem, PA, 2:22.20 211. Alison Kill, 24, South Portland, 2:22.26 212. Merideth Norris, 43, Kennebunk, 2:22.29 213. Cathy Burnie, 65, Cumberland, 2:22.36 214. Lynn Ouellette, 43, Winthrop, 2:22.44 215. Andrea Kincer, 52, Richmond, 2:22.56 216. Marjorie Adams, 63, Cumberland Foreside, 2:23.17 217. Polly Kenniston, 76, Westbrook, 2:24.43 218. Carey Kilpatrick, 28, Portland, 2:24.56 219. Stephanie Milkovits, 30, North Providence, RI, 2:25.47 220. Christopher Kent, 31, Smithfield, RI, 2:25.47 221. Zoe Hull, 25, Portland, 2:25.58



49. Janet Guidi, 60, Harrison, 30:55 50. Kay Aikin, 48, Peaks Island, 31:05 51. Leslee Borreilli, 62, Sebago, 31:05 52. Jean Thornton, 28, Raymond, 31:13 53. Shannon Brown, 26, Windham, 31:25 54. Amanda Brooks, 32, Oakland, 31:27 55. Jennifer Nelson, 37, South Portland, 31:57 56. Bill Barbin, 46, Center Conway, NH, 32:09 57. Oltan Mika, 62, Standish, 32:17 58. Joseph Phillips, 61, Norwich, VT, 32:23 59. Barbara Nelson, 63, South Portland, 32:45 60. Janet Hall, 49, Rumford, 32:46 61. Amy Leonard, 39, Hiram, 33:32 62. Janis Moore, 56, Lisbon, 33:33 63. Peter Glynn, 58, Danvers, MA, 33:49 64. Katie Bianco, 52, Bridgton, 33:55 65. Sandy Utterstrom, 69, Falmouth, 34:01 66. Mike Faulstich, 53, Malden, MA, 34:08 67. Deb Harris, 47, Bridgton, 34:20 68. Chris Summers, 45, South Paris, 34:21 69. Jenora Schultz, 35, Monmouth, 34:48 70. Francine Butler, 52, Hartford, 35:41 71. Joey Bianco, 56, Bridgton, 35:41 72. Kristi Owens, 36, Sebago, 35:50 73. Cody Humphrey, 22, Gray, 36:23 74. Pauline Dionne, 56, Leeds, 36:28 75. April Dragoon, 48, Peru, 36:38 76. Charlene O’Hora, 62, Standish, 37:21 77. Don Gooding, 54, Bridgton, 38:06 78. Stephie Bianco, 11, Bridgton, 40:41 79. Melanie Turner, 39, North Monmouth, 41:26 80. Marsha Wood, 59, Harrison, 41:56 81. Jackie Eldridge, 32, Freedom, NH, 42:41 82. Vicki Weegar, 46, Conway, NH, 42:41 83. Cathy Manchester, 53, Gray, 43:01 84. Marilyn Harrington, 61, Bridgton, 43:18 85. Kerry Turner, 23, Keene, NH, 43:52 86. Judy Phillips, 61, Norwich, VT, 45:51 87. Joan DeCosta, 60, Falmouth, 45:59 88. Elizabeth Housewright, 64, Freeport, 46:00 89. Kate Gooding, 59, Bridgton, 47:05 90. Jody Pulkkinen, 56, Norway, 47:11 91. Kathy Pulkkinen, 53, Norway, 47:11 92. Tyler Webster, 9, Salem, NH, 50:10 93. Chuck Flahive, 51, Salem, NH, 50:32 94. Melissa Flahive, 36, Salem, NH, 50:32 95. Clara Ricker, 60, Hooksett, NH, 51:02 96. Cindy Normand, 56, Bridgton, 54:14

Female Overall: Amy Grant, 38, Westbrook, 1:33.29 Male Overall: Jesse Young, 24, Rochester, NH, 1:15.32 Female 1-19: Maggie Halfman, 19, 1:58.53 Male 1-19: Baxter Black, 18, 1:41.42 Female 20-29: Jamie Theriault, 29, 1:40.33 Male 20-29: Shane Eherts, 22, 1:28.15 Female 30-39: Lori Emery, 39, 1:42.16 Male 30-39: Michael Arsenault, 36, 1:24.08 Female 40-49: Debbie Rodrigue, 40, 1:36.38 Male 40-49: Kyle Rhoads, 43, 1:23.12 Female 50-59: Rebecca Hebert-Sweeny, 53, 1:42.16 Male 50-59: David Edwards, 54, 1:27.42 Female 60-69: Penny Duncan, 62, 2:16.04 Male 60-69: Angelo Vozzella, 64, 1:50.45 Female 70-99: Polly Kenniston, 76, 2:24.43

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222. Leslie Ouellette, 27, Harpswell, 2:25.58 223. Christopher Ouellette, 29, Topsham, 2:25.58 224. Danielle Richardson, 21, Dedham, 2:26.00 225. David Richardson, 54, Dedham, 2:26.01 226. Howard Spear, 63, Westbrook, 2:26.36 227. Marc St. Pierre, 25, Auburn, 2:26.55 228. Julia Gibson, 42, Lewiston, 2:27.00 229. Caroline Pinkham, 47, Gorham, 2:27.11 230. Megan Black, 26, Portland, 2:28.14 231. Jennifer Armstrong, 46, Hampden, 2:28.44 232. Shelia Achey, 43, Winslow, 2:29.33 233. Kate Slattery, 56, Gilead, 2:29.35 234. Elizabeth Russ, 19, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2:30.18 235. Meredith Reynells, 40, York, 2:30.50 236. Chelsea Nye, 26, South Portland, 2:31.11 237. Maureen Carmichael, 40, Carmel, 2:32.10 238. Donna Bisbee, 57, Portland, 2:33.03 239. Wendi Mitchell, 42, Bangor, 2:33.06 240. Justin Maki, 31, North Berwick, 2:33.28 241. Kimberly Maki, 30, North Berwick, 2:33.28 242. Bill Wood, 61, Harrison, 2:33.30 243. Tanya Dykstra, 33, Hiram, 2:33.46 244. Johanna Boucher, 50, Augusta, 2:34.18 245. Rebecca Schwind, 43, Fayette, 2:34.28 246. Brenda MacDonald, 55, Readfield, 2:34.32 247. Jane April, 36, Portland, 2:34.50 248. Mike Brooks, 67, Danville, 2:34.51 249. Hannah Shepherd, 19, Fairfield, 2:36.29 250. Dawn Crowe, 46, Lovell, 2:38.05 251. Bethany Yale, 43, Waterboro, 2:38.11 252. Robyn Campbell, 41, Gray, 2:40.41 253. Keith Morneault, 40, Barrington, NH, 2:40.41 254. Keisha Hartt-Donovan, 26, Monroe, 2:41.04 255. Christine Church, 28, Easthampton, MA, 2:44.20 256. Chelsea Bruno, 21, Brunswick, 2:47.04 257. Joan Jesuele, 58, Londonderry, NH, 2:49.10 258. Bonnie Heidelmark, 57, Augusta, 2:50.20 259. Lydia Joseph, 29, Fayette, 2:51.34 260. Victoria Abbott, 32, Chelsea, 2:51.36 261. Edrol Sandy, 47, Freeport, 2:51.40 262. Francie Foehrenbach, 21, Orono, 2:54.52 263. Kiran Gunnam, 41, Ashburn, VA, 2:58.01 264. Srinivas Potula, 41, Buffalo Grove, IL, 2:58.06 265. Marissa de Luna, 51, Santee, CA, 2:58.53 266. Aislinn Byrne, 28, Waterville, 2:59.47 267. Stephanie Culbreth, 25, Eastover, NC, 2:59.59 268. Andrea Barr, 35, East Millinockett, 3:00.57 269. Karen Longfellow, 42, Waterville, 3:09.23 270. Erin Simpson, 24, Poland, 3:13.39 271. Robert L’Heureux, 63, Hartford, 3:13.46

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1. Jon Mellinger, 24, Bath, 19:09 2. Leo Scheidl, 45, West Baldwin, 20:40 3. Ashley McKenney, 30, Parsonsfield, 22:01 4. James Betzer, 47, Gray, 22:54 5. Katie Davis, 26, Windham, 23:00 6. Don Gallucci, 46, Bridgton, 23:19 7. Sarah Parks, 35, Bellingham, MA, 23:53 8. Amy Woodbury, 29, Salem, MA, 24:10 9. Rhonda Jordan, 40, Turner, 24:26 10. Paul Goodwin, 48, Beverly, MA, 24:31 11. Cliff Graves, 48, Fryeburg, 24:38 12. Hannah Gitschier, 28, Kennebunk, 24:53 13. Arianna Greene, 14, South Paris, 24:58 14. Erik LoSacco, 10, Scarborough, 25:13 15. Isaac Dinnerstein, 10, Cape Elizabeth, 25:25 16. Michael Fagone, 42, Gorham, 25:26 17. Dale Rines, 61, Gorham, 25:33 18. Linda Davis, 64, South Casco, 25:43 19. Richard York, 54, Windham, 25:45 20. Bob Ouellette, 46, Winthrop, 25:52 21. Jacklyn Faulstich, 15, Malden, MA, 25:54 22. Chris Roy, 37, Bridgton, 26:12 23. David Fontenault, 53, Conway, NH, 26:15 24. Toria Lajoie, 34, Hiram, 26:26 25. Harmony Locke, 32, Norway, 26:31 26. Sherri Towle, 30, Center Conway, NH, 26:38 27. Margaritt McNulty, 61, Standish, 27:21 28. Julia Eiten, 42, Gorham, 27:25 29. Barbara Morrissette, 59, Norway, 27:30 30. Michelle Huckins, 41, Casco, 27:33 31. Tori Bianco, 12, Bridgton, 27:47 32. Chris Jordan, 43, Turner, 28:06 33. Carmel Ann Collins, 50, Bridgton, 28:09 34. Claire Schmoll, 54, Lisbon, 28:10 35. Jack Faulstich, 50, Malden, MA, 28:45 36. Gwen Pierce, 39, West Baldwin, 28:57 37. Tammy Acker, 52, Raymond, 29:04 38. Desiree Merritt, 46, South Casco, 29:29 39. Tasha Jordan, 28, Gorham, 29:32 40. Michelle Mulcahy, 28, Gorham, 29:32 41. Prema Shanley, 30, Stratford, CT, 29:32 42. Ashley Hanmer, 28, South Portland, 29:44 43. Ellen Vickers, 59, Cooper Mills, 29:50 44. Dan Pierce, 40, West Baldwin, 30:03 45. Kirsten Hewes, 46, Denmark, 30:11 46. Joseph Walsh, 28, Peabody, MA, 30:16 47. Jen Belanger, 28, Biddeford, 30:28 48. Leah Janus, 36, Casco, 30:54


Female Overall: Ashley McKenney, 30, 22:01 Male Overall: Jon Mellinger, 24, 19:09 Female 1-19: Arianna Greene, 14, 24:58 Male 1-19: Erik LoSacco, 10, 25:13 Female 20-29: Katie Davis, 26, 23:00 Male 20-29: Joseph Walsh, 28, 30:16 Female 30-39: Sarah Parks, 35, 23:53 Male 30-39: Chris Roy, 37, 26:12 Female 40-49: Rhonda Jordan, 40, 24:26 Male 40-49: Leo Scheidl, 45, 20:40 Female 50-59: Barbara Morrissette, 59, 27:30 Male 50-59: Richard York, 54, 25:45 Female 60-69: Linda Davis, 64, 25:43 Male 60-69: Dale Rines, 61, 25:33

Freedom of the Hills: Hedgehog Mountain hike The UNH Trail includes a variety of climbs, from an easy stroll along the old logging railroad grade for part of the way, to more moderate and then steeper scrambles over ledges to the summit. There are three ledges along the way that offer fine views, as featured in a recent NH PBS Windows on the Wild program with Willem Lange, when he had as his guests hiking dog Atticus and his master Tom Ryan (The Adventures of Tom and Atticus). The Denmark Mountain Hikers found the climb to the Albany Hedgehog to be a good workout, moderately difficult, but with rewarding views from the several ledges along the way. Hike Facts Hedgehog Mountain in Carroll County, Albany, N.H. Difficulty: Moderate Trail distance: 2.9 miles to summit, 4.8 mile for the loop Hiking time: 2½ hours to MOUNT CHOCORUA and the Three Sisters from Hedgehog Mountain. summit (Photo by John Patrick)

(Continued from Page C) Along with other areas in the White Mountains the Albany Hedgehog was logged, the mountain was denuded of its timber by clear-cutting, and the trail to the summit was

obliterated. Logs were hauled on the Swift River Railroad to mills in Conway. The trail was established again as the Una Trail in about 1920 by the Passaconaway Mountain Club. The Una Trail was

abandoned in the 1940s, and then in the 1960s Saco District Ranger Swede Ohlson and his crews reopened it as a 4.8 mile loop trail called the UNH Trail after the UNH camp.


Elevation: 2,532 feet Vertical gain: 1,450 feet Coordinates: 43° 56’ 29” N; 71° 21’ 5” W Topographic Map: USGS North Conway West 7.5-minute quad Directions to the Albany Hedgehog Trailhead: From Conway, drive west on the Kancamagus Highway for

13.5 miles. The parking area for the trailhead is on the south side of the Kancamagus Highway, opposite the White Mountain National Forest Passaconaway Campground. Trail information: The UNH Trail is a 4.8-mile loop that brings hikers to three delightful ledge overlooks HEDGEHOG, Page C


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Regional sports Big hunting season as deer population rebounds in ’13

(Photo by John Patrick)

Allen’s Ledge at 3.7 miles before descending back to the trailhead. Hikers should consult the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) White Mountain Guide for more information on Hedgehog Mountain. What to bring: Clothes suitable to the season (hat, gloves, jacket), rain gear, touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket knife,

whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be a recap of the 60 hiking columns written so far as well as some observations on why we hike. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.

Hedgehog Mountain hike

(Continued from Page C) on the way to and from the summit. The eastern branch of the loop follows the old logging railroad grade for a part of the way before climbing moderately to the east ledges at 2.0 miles from the trailhead. The trail climbs ledges and switchbacks more steeply to the summit reached at 2.9 miles, with fine views. Descending the west branch of the loop brings hikers to

Colossal race at OPS

OXFORD — Oxford Plains Speedway’s new General Manager, Dick Therrien, is pleased to announce a huge season opening event for 2014 at the Speedway called the Colossal Carnage 150, “The working man’s race.” The Colossal Carnage 150 on April 27 is a 150-lap enduro race for four-cylinder

cars, mini-pickup trucks and mini-vans, as well as six-cylinder front wheel drive cars and mini-vans. The event will pay the winner a whopping $7,000 paycheck. The entire payoff will be $7,000, $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, $400, $300, $200 and $100. This is one of the largest purses ever paid in the state

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Game Plan For Deer,’ a threepronged approach to restore Maine’s deer herd,” said Chandler Woodcock, IFW commissioner. “The three core principles of the game plan for deer include protecting and enhancing deer wintering areas, deer population management and focused predator control.” At the core of Maine’s deer management program is the any-deer permit system,

which regulates the harvest of does. One male deer will breed with multiple does, so by adjusting the number of female deer removed from the population, biologists can manage the deer population. Maine’s wildlife biologists monitor winter severity throughout the state from December through April to determine the impact that winter weather has on deer survival. Maine is at the northern edge of the whitetailed deer’s population range, and severe winters can negatively impact Maine’s deer population. Recently, northern Maine has experienced four consecutive milder-thanaverage winters, and southern Maine has experienced two. Maine’s biologists also examine thousands of deer for disease, analyze deer teeth to determine age structure of the harvest, monitor antler beam and growth for health and conduct hunter surveys to determine hunter effort and sightings. All combine to give department biologists a clearer picture of the health and size of Maine’s deer popDEER, Page A


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Deer hunters are excited about the upcoming season, as deer numbers have rebounded from the back-toback severe winters of 2008 and 2009. As a result, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife biologists are expecting an increased deer harvest for the third straight year. The firearm season for deer opened on Saturday, Nov. 2 for residents and Monday, Nov. 4 for nonresidents. The firearm season for deer concludes on Nov. 30. “Through strong management, conservation and some milder winter weather, Maine’s deer herd has rebounded,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Hunters are excited as they are seeing more deer throughout the state. We wish them good luck this season, and as always, we urge everyone to be safe while enjoying Maine’s great outdoors.” Kyle Ravana, Maine’s deer biologist, estimates that if normal hunting conditions and hunter effort prevail, this year’s dear kill will be in the 25,750 range, nearly a 20 percent increase from last year’s kill. The total deer kill for the last 10 years is as follows: 2012 – 21,553 2011 – 18,839 2010 – 20,063 2009 – 18,092 2008 – 21,062 2007 – 28,885 2006 – 29,918 2005 – 28,148 2004 – 30,926 2003 – 30,313 “After the severe winters of ’08 and ’09, the department instituted ‘Maine’s

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Preview: Biologists report rise in deer population the increasing deer population in WMDs 3 and 6, the department issued any-deer permits in these WMDs 3 and 6 for 2013. Hunter surveys also show that hunters are seeing more deer. Most telling is the annual buck kill, an index used by the department to note trends in the population. Maine’s buck kill has increased each of the past four years. Last year’s buck harvest increased 23% from the previous year. In much of the state, the buck kill exceeded the 10-year average, another sign the deer population has rebounded. Perhaps more noticeable is the anecdotal evidence supporting the biological trends. “There’s a buzz about the deer season. People are emailing, calling, telling us about the number of deer they are seeing,” said Ravana.

BIA skating times (Continued from Page C) Nov. 10, 17, 24, 2 to 4 p.m. Conflicts do arise on occasion, so call ahead to confirm at 647-7637, ext. 1310. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for students in grades 1-12, $2 for children ages 5 and younger, $2 for seniors ages 62 and older, $5 for sticks and pucks, and $4 for rentals. No ice skating charges for Bridgton residents (proof of residency required). For more information regarding adult leagues, learn to skate, scheduling and other programs, contact Rink Manager Steve Ryan at 647-7637. The arena is located on the Bridgton Academy campus. For more information, log on to

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“Now is a good time to be a hunter in Maine.” Hunting In Maine Is Big Business Over 200,000 people hunt in Maine each year, and those hunters generate over $200 million in direct sales, supporting business such as restaurants, gas stations, sporting goods stores, motels and other small family-owned businesses. According to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and WildlifeAssociated Recreation conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, hunters in Maine spent $98 million on food, lodging and transportation in Maine. Hunters spent an additional $60 million on equipment such as firearms, ammunition, hunting clothes, and other items; and $40 million on magazines, membership dues, permits, licenses and other related items. Make Sure Your Deer Hunt Is A Safe Hunt: Make sure your deer hunt

is a safe hunt by following these basic rules: Always treat every firearm as if it was loaded. Be sure of your target, and what is beyond it. Always keep the muzzle of your firearm pointed in a safe direction. Unload your firearm before entering a dwelling, before entering a vehicle, or before storing it. Sight in your firearm prior to hunting season. Be sure that someone knows where you are headed, and when you plan to return. Carry emergency survival gear, a flashlight, map and compass, matches and water. Stop periodically to eat and rehydrate yourself. Wear two pieces of hunter orange that are in good condition. Landowner Relations is Important to Hunters, All Who Enjoy the Outdoors Deer season is a Maine tradition, with close to 200,000 deer hunters participating throughout the state.

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courtesy and out of respect for the landowner. Don’t wait until the last minute to ask for permission, and provide the landowner with your name, address and what vehicle you will be driving. Communicate with the landowner. Ask where to park, and if there are certain areas that they would prefer you do not hunt. Remember, you need landowner permission to operate at ATV on the property of another, so make sure you get permission, verbal or written, before utilizing an ATV on someone else’s property. Ask for permission if you plan to use a tree stand or a ground blind, and if you leave a stand on his property, make sure it is appropriately-marked with your name and address. Respect the land and landowner. Remember, you are the guest of the landowner, so please act appropriately. Carry out all your trash, and if possible, items left by othHUNT, Page A


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Deer Hunt preview: Keep up good relations (Continued from Page A) ers. Stay within the boundaries set by the landowner, and be aware of the location of buildings, dwellings, livestock, trails and agricultural or logging operations. Never block roadways or trails, and leave gates and barriers the way you found them. Thank the landowner. After your hunt, make sure

you thank the landowner. If possible, offer to share some of your game with the landowner. After the season, follow up with a personal note or a holiday card thanking the landowner. As always, please obey all signs posted on property. A recent law change also has changed the silver paint stripe “Access by Permission

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With hunting season underway, Governor Paul R. LePage urges Maine hunters to consider supporting the Hunters for the Hungry Program by donating all or part of their harvest to feed families in need. The popular program provides a means for hunters in Maine, as well as other states, to donate to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and households with a medical need. “The Hunters for the Hungry Program is a way that Maine hunters can pursue a sport they love and help their neighbors at the same time,” said Governor LePage. “The fact that this program has grown so steadily is both a testament to the need and the generosity of Mainers.”   Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb noted that since its establishment in 1996, the Hunters for the Hungry Program has grown steadily and provided thousands of nutritious meals to hungry people across the state. “I can’t say enough about the role Maine sportsmen and women play in helping provide nutritious meals to hungry people across Maine. The Department is working to help build awareness of the great need for additional supporters and contributions that feed Maine families. Every day the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry brings citizens throughout Maine together in so many ways, and this is one of them,” said Whitcomb. The Hunters for the Hungry Program is part of the Department’s Emergency Food Assistance Program. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry distributes donations to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and households with a medical need. It is done in cooperation with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s wardens, Maine State Troopers and caring hunters, are all working towards a common goal of helping fellow Mainers. The program accepts bear, deer and moose donations. Road kill donations are also accepted, provided the meat is not damaged. Hunters do not pay for the processing of donated meat. Meat processing costs are paid for by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or the charity that receives the food. Hunters choosing to keep their game can still donate a few pounds to the program. Meat processors that are interested in getting involved with the program and learning how it works should call 287-7513. For more information, to donate, or to get connected to a Hunters for the Hungry participating meat processor call toll free, 1-888-4DEERME (1-888-433-3763).

Only” law. The new rule allows property owners to post their property “Access by Permission Only” by painting one purple vertical stripe at least one inch in width and at least 8 inches in length placed on trees, posts or stones between three and five feet off the ground. These stripes should be no more than 100 feet apart and the paint markings must be maintained so as to be conspicuous at all times. The vertical purple stripe replaces the two horizontal silver bars. Without a doubt, public access is one of the biggest challenges facing hunters and others who enjoy the outdoors. Please remember that your actions reflect not only on you, but all who enjoy the outdoors. Please treat the landowner and land with

respect. White-tailed Deer Facts Maine’s current deer population is approximately 203,000. Male white-tailed deer weigh between 100-300 pounds, and females weight between 85 to 130 pounds. White-tailed deer are found throughout the state, but there are more deer in the southern and central part of the state. During the summer months, deer will feed on grasses, deciduous vegetation, leaves and crops. In fall and winter, deer will feed on acorns and bark from oak, birch and maple trees, as well as cedar. Deer in Maine generally mate in mid to late November, and females have a gestation period of 7 months. Female

deer will produce 1 to 3 fawns, generally born in May and June. Black bear and coyotes are significant predators on fawns. In winter, when snow depths exceed 16 inches, deer will yard in stands of conifers, forming a central resting area with trails packed through the snow. This dense cover with adequate browse is essential for winter survival. Deer hunting success during the 2012 firearms season is estimated to be 14%. In 2012, Deer hunting success averaged 17%. Moose hunters had a 79% success rate in 2004, turkey hunters had a 38% success rate, and bear hunters a 30% success rate. Deer hunters in Maine killed 21,553 deer during the

2012 season. Maine’s regular firearm season attracts the most hunters (approximately 175,000) and accounts for the greatest share of the total deer harvest, which includes two archery seasons, the firearm season as well as a muzzleloader season, and stretches from the beginning of September through the middle of December. In 2012, 84% of the total deer harvest was taken during the four-week firearms deer season. Maine’s residents registered 92% of the deer harvest in 2012. The peak breeding time for deer in Maine is the third week of November, consistent with the peak for deer breeding activity from Nova Scotia to the Carolinas.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — November nights provide a dark backdrop for stargazers. This month, several meteor showers could present an additional delight for those willing to brave the chilly night air. But, catching a glimpse of a shooting star can be like rolling the dice at a gambling casino. Sometimes, a person can stand outside for hours getting a crick in their neck. Other times, a person can get lucky and see consecutive meteors or ones with long streaks. “Unlike watching the International Space Station

or flares from the sun, meteors cannot be predicted. So, it is a probability exercise,” according to Ed Gleason, the manager of the Southworth Planetarium, which is part of the University of Southern Maine (USM) campus in Portland. “It all depends on the parent comet — that determines how many meteors end up in Earth’s gravitational force,” Gleason said. Other factors come into play during meteor viewing, such as the amount of moonlight and whether or not the sky is overcast, Gleason said. Almost every month, comets pass in the path

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(Continued from Page C) times referred to as “Halloween fireballs,” because of the time period when they are most visible, according to Wikipedia. Also, during a shower in 2005 on Halloween night, people reported that the bright meteors “ruined their night vision.” The North Taurids are predicted to peak during the late night and predawn hours of Nov. 11 and 12, while the South Taurids already peaked this past Monday and Tuesday. A meteor shower that is visible from North America can last up to four weeks with a few days that are considered the “peak,” which is when the maximum number of meteors can be spotted, Gleason said. One side of the coin, the Taurids do not have a high number of meteors appearing during it peaks. On the flip side of the coin, one meteor can provide a spectacular show. During the Taurids, the maximum number of meteors during the peak is about seven an hour, according to EarthSky. “The Taurids are, however, well-known for having a high percentage of fireballs, or exceptionally bright meteors. Plus, the other Taurid shower — the North Taurids — always adds a few more meteors to the mix during the South Taurids’ peak night,” the EarthSky website said. The moon will be agreeable — with very little light during the Taurids’ peak, making the shower less likely to be a washout, Gleason said. The comet 2P/Encke is the parent comet for both the North and South Taurids. Encke completes an orbit of the sun every three years — which in the astronomy world is a quick journey for a comet. Meanwhile, the comet Tempel-Tuttle is responsible for the Leonids meteor shower, Gleason said. The Leonids will peak from late night to predawn on Nov. 16 and 17. In this case, a full moon will compete with those shooting stars. “Radiating from the constellation Leo the Lion, the famous Leonid meteor shower has produced some of the greatest meteor storms in history — at least one in living memory, 1966 — with rates as high as thousands of meteors per minute during a span of 15 minutes on the morning of Nov. 17, 1966,” the website said. According to Gleason, “The Leonids, every 33 years, it produces a meteor storm, more than 300 meteors per hour.” “On a good Leonids event, you might see between 25 and 30 meteors in an hour,” Gleason said. Essentially, that is one every two minutes, he said, which might make even the least patient viewer wait for the next one. Gleason said it was interesting to take into account that each shooting star was once part of a comet traveling through space. The Orionids, which appeared in October, are from fragments of Halley’s Comet. That comet was visible from earth in the 1980s. “People who have never seen Halley’s Comet or won’t be around to see it when it returns in 2061 — those people can see parts of it” when they catch sight of meteors from the Orionids, Gleason said. Another heavenly view this month is the planet Venus. “We are going to notice it in the western sky. By December, it will be 2½ times brighter than it is now,” he said. “It is closer to earth so it could even cast a shadow on the surface of the earth,” he said.

By Judy Crowell Guest Writer “Shen jing bing” in Chinese means crazy. It is probably my favorite word in Chinese. It is easy to say and sort of rolls off the tongue as you say it! It also makes me giggle! I guess you could call me Shen jing bing because here I am back at China for another year! I really enjoyed my two

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China (Continued from Page C) The trip home was a long three hours. I had been traveling about 28 hours so when we finally made it back to Sanming my head could not wait to hit the pillow. Unfortunately, I had jet lag for about a week. It was horrible. I would sleep all day and be up all night. I was totally out of it when people would come to visit! Classes were impossible! But, I made it through! I have six U.S. History classes this semester. I start them on Sept. 23 because they are freshman classes. The freshman class always has military training for the first month of college. I had the chance to see them train this year. I watched as they marched past the leader of the Judy Crowell college with straight legs high in the air. They would turn their heads as they passed him. It was really amazing to see. They were in perfect unity. I watched for a while and then headed home. My apartment was very close to their training area. The commanders were very loud! I have no idea what was being said, but it was very loud! I cannot wait to start the class. I believe it will be a hard class and have asked for a translator. Freshman students usually do not do well with English so at first it would be a lot easier to teach with a translator. But, I have been refused the help I need, instead they will have a Chinese teacher observe my class and then after I finish teaching they will meet with the class and go over the points of the class. I feel this is insane and have been fighting with the powers that be. My view is that history class is meant to be a discussion and without being able to communicate it will be impossible to learn! The students deserve better. I will continue to fight for my students and even might hire one of my students to translate for me! We will see what happens! Class starts on Tuesday so wish me luck!

TRUNK OR TREAT FUN — Hundreds of youngsters stopped by Lake Region High School where the junior class sponsored the second annual Trunk or Treat time. (Photos by Dawn De Busk)

Heather Hall (Continued from Page C) class? I would have to say my toughest class is my college algebra class, simply because we have a lot of content to cover in a very short amount of time, and it’s hard to remember all of the different concepts at once. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I plan ahead. If I know I’m going to have a lot going on in the near future, I make sure I get as much work done beforehand as I can. For instance, Thursday, Oct. 24, I had a full day of school (four classes), my interview with the Lions Club, District 2 auditions in Portland, and my college math class at the Vocational Center. I knew I wouldn’t have any time that day to do anything due on Friday, so I made sure I did the work on Wednesday. What is the biggest challenge high school students’ face today? I don’t know about others, but for me and my friends, it’s the lack of sleep. We are all in honors, AP (advanced placement), and/or college classes, so we have a lot of homework every night, but we also all have things going on after school. They are part of the play/musical, and I have class on Tuesdays, band rehearsal on Wednesdays, and class on Thursdays. It’s hard, but we all somehow make it through the year. Who has inspired you educationally? I don’t know that a specific person has inspired me educationally, but I know the prospect of being a student at the University of Maine at Orono has. I have gone to the Maine Summer Youth Music camp in Orono for five years now, and I have fallen in love with the campus and the people there. Each time I go to the campus, I get even more excited thinking about living there, and being a part of that community. Knowing that I am almost done with high school and I have a really good chance of being accepted to UMO has inspired me continue studying as hard as I am, and to push myself even more.

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Opinion & Comment

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My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

Where is everything?

SCOUTING FOR FOOD — Pack 149 Bridgton gathered over 750 pounds of food from Bridgton and the surrounding towns during their annual Scouting for Food event held this past weekend. Food was distributed to the Bridgton Food Pantry at the United Methodist Church, the First Congregational Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pictured are: (front, left to right) Cody Stevenson, Alex Reddy, Che Rich, Brady Eagan and Connor Neal; (middle row) Corbyn Hatch, Dillon Doucette, Michael Trumbull, Tyler LaFontaine and Trey Spearrin; (back) Scoutmaster Mark Hatch, Taylor Spearrin, Joey Trumbull, Brady Tolliver, Devyn Hatch, Cody Doucette, Tim Moore, Brendan Simkins, Jarrett Ensor and Cubmaster Derek Eagan.

Fixing the road to peace

By Sally Chappell Guest Columnist There is no doubt that West Point turns out good leaders, and Paul K. Chappell is no exception. As the Peace Leadership director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and author of four books on peace, he recently conducted a weekend seminar at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast. After his graduation from West Point in 2002 and a deployment to Iraq in 2006, Chappell made the decision to leave the U.S. Army in 2009 to wage peace instead of war. It’s important that more people learn how non-violent strategies and tactics can create conditions for a just world to unfold. Waging Peace/Maine, Pax Christi Maine, Americans Who Tell the Truth, University of Maine Peace & Reconciliation Program and Veterans for Peace Chapter 003 sponsored the event, which drew about a hundred people

from around the state and beyond. Not related but sharing a common surname with Chappell (he pronounces it “Shappell”), I was eager to hear what he had to say, and I came away from the training “armed” with a new perspective on peace and knowledge from a man whose bearing and presence project a wisdom well beyond his thirty-three years of age. The seminar focused on peace leadership and practical non-violence strategies for facing opponents. Chappell’s excellent verbal presentation was punctuated with short, effective video clips from various sources: civil rights and women’s rights history, testimonies, TV interviews, YouTube, film segments and even animal interactions serving as illustrations of various points. We also viewed and discussed the full-length documentary film, Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate PEACE, Page D

Why are we so patriotic?

The calendar is chockfull of a multitude of American military observances. There are the anniversaries of when wars began, and when wars ended. There are days of observance that are most likely obscure to the general public: Gold Star Wives’ Day on April 5; National Airborne Day on Aug. 16; and National POW/MIA Recognition Day in late September. There are anniversaries for different branches of the military, including the National Guard, also known as “weekend warriors.” Then, there are those well-known dates such as the Fourth of July, Patriots Day,

Letters Thank you

To The Editor: Beth’s Kitchen Café would like to thank all those that have supported us through an exciting season. We enjoy serving you! Let’s continue to grow together and again make the Lake Region the destination. Beth’s Kitchen Café and crew

Paying it forward

To The Editor: Brad Hooper, a local singer and songwriter, recently performed a benefit show at the North Waterford Congregational Church. Hooper regularly performs in the area including at the Sudbury Inn in Bethel and Freedom Cafe in Naples. He was recently nominated for the Portland Phoenix’s Best Music Poll 2013 in the Blues category and voting for the poll is still open. Folks came to hear him from New Hampshire, as well as Lisbon, Lewiston and our own townspeople. The event was sponsored by the Oxford County United Parish, which includes North Waterford and Stoneham churches. The proceeds went to the Deacons Fund to assist with fuel assistance for those in need in the immediate area. Many thanks go to Brad for

It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist

and Veterans Day. While Independence Day is tied to parades, fireworks, music concerts, barbecues, and ample outdoor activities, American flags decorate our yards, homes and campsites. It’s fun to be patriotic during the summer, in a country that is not ravaged with war and

revolution. Like the people who were young adults during World War II, most Americans continue to take pride in their ancestor’s, their predecessor’s sacrifices. Even young children speak words that illustrate they do not take freedom for granted.

Our school children learn about the revolutionary battles against British rule. They memorize the history that was instrumental in the formation of the United States of America. This Monday, schools and federal agencies will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, while a handful of military-related events take place in area towns. Why do we gather in the brisk air of a November morning, and drop quietly into our thoughts as we listen to the words of that day’s speaker? Why do tears sometimes well up as we see the American PATRIOTIC, Page D

Most Americans think the news is just too complicated. Because, really, where or what is “Syria”? Is it a new kind of artificial sweetener? A rebel solar system in Star Wars XII: The Return of the Revenge of Part XI? And also — Assad, Osama, Obama, Saddam — how is it that all the people in the news these past few years can be identified by the same three diphthongs? It’s not normal. I am here to help. Corrigan’s Handy Dandy Guide to Where the Heck Everything Is will change the way you think about the news, or my name isn’t Walter Cronkite… Across the globe this week, there are a lot of key crisis points, or “hot flashes,” as we call them in the news game. In the future, if you hear a news report from a foreign land and you don’t know where the heck those people are, just refer to this guide. 1. The U.S. You Are Here. Land of the Free, etc. At least get this part down. (If nothing is happening in America this week, it’s because Congress is in session.) 2. Colombia. Source of 90% of the world’s cocaine. For the last 30 years, the United States (this is where you are) has spent tens of billions of dollars supplying small arms and police and paramilitary support to one side or the other in Colombia. Nobody loses, except for the American taxpayer — and tens of thousands of dead, innocent bystanders in Colombia.  3. Mexico. Source of 90% of the world’s undocumented Americans. 4. Brazil. They don’t like us anymore in this largest of South American nations, since we spied on Petrobras. (As the name suggests, Petrobras is a company that makes oil-based lingerie.) 5. France. Supposedly an ally of You Are Here, France since 1787 has gotten along with us only in years ending in xx45. Spain despises us too. And Italy spits on our grave. We are spying on all of these European allies, just because we can. 6. Germany was our enemy in World War I and World War II. Just remember that the Germans are our friends now, too. Except that we got caught spying on them, as well. But they aren’t complaining much about it, mindful that we also have drones. 7. Russia, formerly the USSR. This is where Edward Snowden lives now. Snowden used to spy on everyone for the NSA. Then he told everyone that he was spying on them and suddenly he became very unpopular overnight, so Vladimir Putin took him in, because Putin knows what it feels like to be hated in your own country.  8. Syria. The United Nations is currently trying to rid this tinderbox Middle Eastern nation of its stockpiles of “artificial sweetener.” 9. China. This is where your neighbor’s job is today, because he refused to work for 83 cents an hour. That zany neighbor, a typical lazy American worker on his couch scarfing down bonbons and cashing those million dollar unemployment checks! 9.5. Japan. Here in eastern Asia the failed Fukishima nuclear power plant is still threatening to melt down to the earth’s core. You really have to start paying more attention to the news. 10. Alaska. Sarah Palin is a former governor of Alaska, a land which 150 years ago was owned by 7., until bought by 1. (the Louisiana Purchase), before gaining statehood (the Iditerod) in 1959. Gov. Palin claimed she could see Russia across the strait, or across the bike path, or whatever that thing is, but she promised not to spy on the country. Vladimir Putin said he wouldn’t mind if Sarah Palin spied on him, but that’s just him. Mike says there are other countries in the world, too. Check Wikipedia for confirmation.

a great show., to Maxine Roak see if lung cancer screening Oxford County United might be appropriate for them. Parish Deacons We are here for veterans, and all Americans, who need help quitting smoking. It’s the most important thing a person can do to reduce his or her risk for lung cancer. Learn more about how we can help you quit To The Editor: As we salute the men and at Our Lung women who served our nation HelpLine, at 1-800-LUNGon Veterans Day, the American USA (586-4872) is available Lung Association wants veter- seven days a week to answer ans and their loved ones to questions about lung health know that those who served and provide reliable informahave a higher incidence of tion about quitting smoking. To learn even more about lung cancer than the general lung cancer, lung disease population.  November is also Lung and how to best protect your Cancer Awareness Month, lung health, visit our weband the message that veter- site at Working ans have an increased risk together, we can raise awarefor acquiring this dreaded ness about lung cancer, reduce disease is an important one its incidence and increase the that’s too often overlooked in number of survivors. Jeff Seyler the stories we typically read President & CEO about both veterans and about American Lung lung cancer. It’s no secret that Association of the Northeast tobacco use in the military was once encouraged and that many who served developed a lifelong addiction. Yet despite all that we now know about tobacco’s dangers, members of our military still smoke at To The Editor: rates that exceed the general Last night ghosts, goblins, population. Add in the expo- zombies and their modern day sure to chemicals like asbes- equivalents roamed through tos, depleted uranium, smoke Bridgton’s haunted, rainy from burn pits and other harm- lamp-lit streets demanding ful emissions, and this risk their sugar high. I must say, becomes even greater. the costumes children were The Lung Association urges wearing were far more innoveterans to talk with their vative and cute than scary. doctors about their risk for However, there were some lung cancer. We also encour- pretty terrifying decorations age veterans who smoke or in my neighbors’ front yards. did smoke to visit lungcanLETTERS, Page D

A veterans reminder

A look at ghosts

ISAIAH CARTER CUTS THE RIBBON officially launching the Bridgton Literacy Taskforce’s Christmas Book Drive at Norway Savings Bank last Friday morning. The goal of the three-week drive is to buy 1,000 new books for Christmas for Bridgton youngsters. Generous donors gave $500, making the drive’s first weekend a huge success. Donations may be made at either the bank or Bridgton Books. Pictured left to right are: Jenifer Damon, Jesse Thompson and Will Rhys. Brother Elijah and sister Grace Carter also helped at the launch. (E. Manners Photo)

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(Continued from Page D) One yard, located across the road from the post office was full of horrifying creatures that nearly scared me out of my wits. I greet Halloween with mixed feelings because, as a child, I was known to tell some pretty wild and terrifying stories about ghosts, witches, goblins and boogey men, which made neighborhood friends, especially those younger than myself, twitch as if they might have an imminent seizure. When they ran home crying, I mercilessly chased them while yelling, “scaredy cats” at the top of my lungs. If questioned regarding the authenticity of my facts, I insisted that what I did not see is what I saw and was good at making up data to serve my purposes. Word got back to me that the neighborhood children were suffering from nightmares because of me. I didn’t care. I actually felt a bit better knowing that I had the capacity to induce


in others to feel what I most feared — that I would be called a “scaredy cat” and no one would like me so I would have to go home alone and eat worms. Because of recurrent nightmares and tendency to fabricate the truth, my father gave me instructions taught from his own grandfather about how to take another look at ghosts. My first reaction was to run away. However, I knew, even at five, that was too risky to chance. I don’t remember my father’s exact words, but the message was that if I didn’t learn to face head on what I feared the most, i.e., ghosts and witches and being called a scaredy cat and a slow poke by my superior older sister — which really couldn’t kill me — I was creating big trouble not only for myself but for others. I am now 74 and still learning with more depth how less frightening it is to take on myths and the systems — even when it is very uncomfortable because giving other human beings super-human power to make us or break us will defeat all LETTERS, Page D



CONTEST WINNERS FOR HEIFER INTERNATIONAL — Fifty people, many dressed in costume, attended the fundraiser for Heifer International at the Wilkins House in Waterford on Saturday, Oct. 26. After a delicious potluck supper, everyone voted for the brightly-decorated pumpkins by placing money in front of their favorites. While the adults counted the money, the children showed off their costumes. The two pumpkins that had the most money were declared the winners. The children’s winner was Isaac Sylvester, age two, of Waterford and the adult winner was Samantha Green of North Waterford. The Sunday school children of the Waterford Congregational Church will choose which animals they wish to purchase which will be sent to families all over the world. The church is getting close to its goal of $400 with money collected that evening and with contributions.




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A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Southern Maine Retirement Services Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. 647-2029 Life and Long-Term Care Insurance Portland St., Bridgton 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in KENNELS The Lake Region  647-4436 Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Ken Karpowich Plumbing Boarding Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Master Plumber in ME & NH Tel. 647-8804 Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423 Wiley Road Kennels PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape 207-693-3394 Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration LANDSCAPING Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding Cabins to Castles, Inc. 207-693-6646 Design/Build/Landscapes Shoreline Restoration Handy Hands Property Maintenance Comprehensive custom service 207-452-2997 Caretaking – long or short term A-Z/lot clearing to structure & LP GAS grounds care 647-8291 Bridgton Bottled Gas J Team Property Services LP Gas Cylinders/Service Property security checks-Handyman repairs Route 302   Bridgton Fully insured – Painting/carpentry 207-647-2029 Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Downeast Energy/Denmark Home/rental home cleaning LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders John England 207-650-9057 Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 REAL ESTATE

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

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

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

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

Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

REFRIGERATION/A/C Tech Air HVAC/R Residential/Commercial/Industrial 207-890-3836/

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417

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

SNOW REMOVAL Aquila Snowplowing - residential & commercial Bridgton – Naples – Sebago Rob 207-310-3370 Webber Snowplowing Service Residential & private roads Naples/Sebago/Bridgton/Casco/Harrison Craig (207) 831-8354

SURVEYORS 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

TAXIDERMIST Trapper’s Taxidermy Jason Pingree 112 Bush Row Rd Denmark 207-452-2091

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

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November 7, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

Fixing the road to peace


(Continued from Page D) that is best within us. Now to get back to fear. I do not know why Bob Casimiro seems to have such fear, hatred and contempt for Democrats so much so that he wants to send them into orbit to play with the pagan gods of yesteryear. I mean I know Democrats are flawed et al. but why such contempt and hate? I could only think it must be that all his information came from Fox News and he didn’t check out other sources of information. And

Chappell concludes against over 180 Americans, living or strategies and tactics in the these two assumptions with deceased, whose portrait has art of living out our lives evidence from his research been painted by Maine art- with compassion for others

by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist

Absolutely amazing!

PEACE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SPEAKER Paul K. Chappell is pictured here with Sally Chappell of Bridgton — no relation. in philosophy, history and the social sciences. In order to kill a fellow human being, the opponent or enemy has to be dehumanized. Non-violent tactics, on the other hand, rehumanize the opponent to the point where friendship can occur. This patriot peacemaker has attracted the attention of notable people such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others both in civilian and military circles. He has been chosen for “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” one of

ist Robert Shetterly. Honorees highlight the importance of dissent in a democracy. By emphasizing the crucial role of respect for all people, Chappell shows that he has the capacity to be taken seriously by persons on a wide spectrum of ideological perspectives. His appeal bridges generational and racial divides. Find out more about Paul K. Chappell’s views on ending war, settling disputes among our fellow citizens and how to adapt non-violent

and ourselves. Go to his website,, AmericansWhoTelltheTruth. org and read his books: Will War Ever End? (2009), The End of War (2010), Peaceful Revolution (2012) and The Art of Waging Peace (2013). Waging Peace/Maine gives more information about our motivating weekend at: wagingpeacemaine/home Sally Chappell of Bridgton is a veteran of the U.S. Women’s Army Corps and a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

then, I am absolutely flabbergasted that Tom McLaughlin truly believes the young have been so brainwashed by the “politically correct” that middle school students believe the Pilgrims prayed to American Indians rather than to God at that first Thanksgiving. Not that it would have been a bad thing if they’d prayed to God to ask forgiveness for themselves for what they took away from the Indians. Now, we go to the present where membership is growing among those who have learned to take on ghosts. One who comes to mind to me is Jerry Genesio, who after losing his brother in Vietnam,

began to read and think a lot about history, war and what made sense. It was Jerry who started Veterans for Peace with a minister in Sweden, Maine and that could not have been an easy thing to do, i.e., to take another look at war and this war in particular. Jerry went on to become a salesman for Cutter pharmaceutical company. He quit this company after 20 years when it meant selling contaminated blood to hospitals. Taking another look at how systems do and do not work to help ordinary people, he is now in favor of a single-payer system for health care and believes capitalism needs better regulation so that the prospects of profit do not outweigh the danger involved or the exploitation of others. I happen to agree with him. When ordinary people come together to take a closer look at those determined to stay in

control by marketing deception and illusion, fear diminishes its hold and there is a better chance to rebalance the kind of power that is so weighted in one direction or another, we forget that all of us are only people subjected to a power that is far greater than our own. That power can be the power of love or the power of hate. It is the courage we take from the power of that kind of love, that teaches us to take another look at ghosts, myths and the power they wield. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

Public Notice


Notice is being given that from November 15, 2013 to April 15, 2014 parking on all public streets, roads and parking lots is prohibited during snowstorms. Vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense. This is being done to facilitate the plowing of snow. s/Melissa St. John Town Clerk 2T44


BOARD OF SELECTMEN Public Hearing Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:00 P.M.


b) General Assistance Ordinance Appendices B


TOWN OF DENMARK The Town of Denmark, Maine, will receive sealed proposals for janitorial services until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Denmark Municipal Building, 62 East Main St., Denmark, ME 04022, at which time and place all proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. All proposals for cleaning services shall be sealed and marked “Cleaning Proposal.” Contract documents and specifications and the Request for Proposals are on file at, and may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office at 62 East Main St., Denmark, ME 04022 or on the Town’s website at  The Denmark Municipal Building may be viewed during normal business hours. The Town of Denmark reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids for any reason. 3T43



FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Select Board seeks interested volunteers to serve on the BAC for the upcoming fiscal year budget review process. Please send an application to the Town Office, 3 Chase Street, Bridgton. Applications are available at the website and go to “Government” and click on forms and applications. The deadline will be November 21, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., and interviews will be held at the Select Board meeting of November 26. 1T45


The Town of Casco is currently accepting bids for the stockpiling of winter sand for the 2013–2014 season. Bids are due in the office of the Town Manager no later than Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. To obtain specifications and bid forms, call the Casco Town Office at 627-4515. 1T45


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could ask if there are any other ways we can assist at the shelter as volunteers, too. We helped the Historical Society, we can certainly use creative thinking to help the shelter. School children can be some of the most creative folks around if we encourage them to share ideas. Just look at what young Ms. Michelle Boucher (2013 Fryeburg Academy graduate) did in recent years. Maybe the young people at the Alternative School and their fabulously committed mentors could help to brainstorm ways to build much needed storage facilities for donations to the shelter’s Thrift Shop at minimum cost. It’s always easy to say, “Oh, that’s a shame,” and then just proceed with our own busy lives — assuming all the while that someone else will certainly step up and help. I’m going to be sure that one of those “someone’s” is me. Cindy Alden West Fryeburg LETTERS, Page D



a) General Assistance Ordinance

Heroes fight off any and all forms of animal abuse. Causing financial loss of any kind to any animal shelter is a form of emotional animal and human abuse.  When I was in elementary school “back in the day,” we were encouraged to bring at least a quarter per week to put in a savings account that parents and teachers set up with the local bank for us. Could each student in SAD 72 and at the Academy bring 25 cents to a donation jar once a week until the end of December as a Christmas gift to the animals? Could each active churchattending citizen of the area served by the shelter give their regular church donation for one Sunday (for November, December, at least) to Harvest Hills? Could all the folks who have adopted pets and filled their lives with unconditioned love as a result give a small amount for each pet they have saved through adoption at the shelter? More importantly, we




You are hereby notified that the Raymond Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at the Raymond Broadcasting Studio on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. to allow for public comment on the following topics:

My mind is buzzing with what I saw at the “Digifab ’13 Expo” put on jointly by the University of Southern Maine together with manufacturers and engineers. This old brain was pried open and thrust into a different dimension. Only recently have I wrapped my mind around how my digital inkjet printer works. It’s late 20th-century technology and it still amazes me, how it whirs and cranks out two-dimensional images I’ve captured with my digital SLR — that’s “Single Lens Reflex” — mid-20th-century optical technology merged with late-20th-century digital technology. The conference, however, featured “printers” that produced objects in three dimensions. Maybe I’ll stop putting the word in quotes when I get used to 3D printing — when I’m no longer stuck contemplating the process in only two dimensions. First I ever heard of 3D printing was when DHS (Department of Homeland Security) raised a concern that someone might smuggle a non-metallic handgun, produced by a 3D printer, past metal detectors. “What the heck is a 3D printer?” I wondered. Well, I saw some in action at Digifab ’13 Conference. A spray nozzle moved precisely around an object that slowly took shape. It was much like an inkjet printer except the nozzle moved robotically in several directions instead of just back and forth, and sprayed a kind of plastic instead of ink. Displayed around on the tables were objects made by these printers including an adjustable wrench and a bicycle chain. The chain looked just like the one on my bicycle except it was plastic, and the printer hadn’t made each individual link separately. It made the whole thing fully assembled! My mind was whirring as fast as the nozzles. How could it make attached links? By squirting in another, dissolvable material between them, then removing it. How many other materials could be sprayed by those nozzles? About a hundred. Could metals be sprayed like that? Yes. There were no printers with that capability on display, but they did exist I was told. AMAZING, Page D

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To The Editor: This is a hard time of the year to hold fundraising activities. So, we’ll need to think outside the box once again if we really want to help those courageous Harvest Hills

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Broadcasting Studio, 423 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond Maine 04071

Copies of the Ordinance and Appendices are available at the Town Office during regular business hours and included in the Selectmen’s ePacket released Friday, November 8th. 1T45

Pitching in


(Continued from Page D) and founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. Chappell draws heavily on the principles and modeling of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., but he is also well versed in the lessons of Greek mythology, the Bible, and not surprisingly, military history. For him, Gandhi and King exemplify greater strategic genius than any other military general in history, and he is knowledgeable and admiring of many including Gen. Douglas MacArthur and President Dwight Eisenhower. “Nonviolence is the only power that can change how people think,” Chappell emphasized. Growing up in Alabama in a mixed race family, Chappell’s Korean mother and half white/half African American father counseled him that the military was his best chance for fair treatment. Experiences of childhood trauma and racism, his excellent education and training at West Point and active duty life have provided a rich proving ground for Chappell’s peace work with applications for himself, his country and the world. In the same way that Napoleon took war to a whole new level, Gandhi did the same with non-violence, which requires training, discipline and courage. Nonviolence does not prioritize safety but rather doing the right thing. The most effective response to oppression is nonviolence with violence a less effective response and apathy being worst of all, according to Chappell. Is war inevitable? Are people inherently violent?

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PLANNING BOARD WORKSHOP/MEETING The Bridgton Planning Board will conduct a workshop/meeting at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. to review a proposed new Ordinance entitled Fire Protection Ordinance (for Subdivisions Only) and revisions to the Town of Bridgton Sign Ordinance. Also present will be members of the Fire Suppression Committee to discuss the proposed Fire Protection Ordinance. The Board reserves the right to conduct any other routine business if necessary. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments.


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November 7, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

Store saved from total destruction

Back in the Day 198132 Years Ago News item excerpt: Plans for construction of a large addition to the Pleasant Mountain Moccasin shoe factory on Portland Road were announced this week. George Warren, superintendent, said that the addition would be about three-quarters the size of the present building, and that the space would be used to increase the amount of shoe production. Construction is slated to get underway in the next few weeks. When the addition is complete, Warren said, Pleasant Mt. Moccasin will be hiring another 100 to 150 employees. At the present, the company employs about 280 persons. Pleasant Mt. Moccasin has been located at the Bridgton site since 1966. Editorial: Things just don’t seem the same at the North Bridgton Post Office this week. Well, they aren’t, either. Herschel A. Ryerson,

postmaster in North Bridgton for the last 34 years, and a clerk there for some years before, has just retired. He officially took leave this past Monday, Dec. 29, turning the management of the post office over to a temporary officer-in-charge, Martha Flint. Martha, who lives in North Bridgton and has been working as a clerk at the Harrison Post Office, will be in charge until the Post Office Department appoints a successor to Ryerson. And Herschel’s wife, Maureen, will be continuing as a parttime clerk. But, Herschel himself will be staying across the street in his home, which was the North Bridgton Post Office until last June. At that time, everything was moved to the present location, which at one time was a general store operated by Charlie Jellison. Which made full circle for Herschel Ryerson, because it was while he was a young boy working as a clerk

Back in the Day by Janine Francisco Bridgton Historical Society

in Jellison’s store that Mrs. Bessie M. Kendall came and asked him to come across the street in the other direction and become a clerk in the post office. News item excerpt: The first bank in history of the Town of Naples opened its doors this Monday. It’s a branch office of the Norway Saving Bank, and its located on the center of Naples Causeway in what used to be the famous Bove’s Spa building. The building has been completely remodeled and redecorated inside and out, to turn it into one of the most modern, completely equipped

banks in the area. News item excerpt: Fireline, Inc. of Fryeburg has announced the introduction of the “Fireplate Energy System” and energy-saving device that eliminates or substantially reduces the use of oil in home heating. Used with an existing forced hot water heating system and a wood or coal stove, the Fireplate equipped stove heats an entire house and domestic hot water. Editorial: Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink! Impossible? Not at all. It is not unusual to read in the news or hear the

evening broadcast that many cities and towns throughout the country are finding water supplies desperately low due to drought or desperately inadequate because of impurities. Bridgton can count its blessing that it has an adequate water supply from spring-fed Highland Lake. In recent years, concern has been expressed as to the deteriorating condition of the lake and drinking water. One only has to live beside the lake to observe the increased algae growth or to taste the water, which is either highly chlorinated or not very palatable at certain seasons, to realize that trouble is brewing. The town is coming up with an ordinance at the March town meeting designed to give the lake and the towns water source some protection. News item excerpt: “I would recommend that the board do some serious sitting down before they turn off about 80% of these lights.”

That’s what Bridgton Police Chief Bob Bell told selectmen Tuesday night, after reviewing the list of 89 lights proposed for cutoff at the previous week’s meeting. Bell’s objections centered around safety considerations. He also felt merchants would be hurt by severe cut downs. Chief Bell also indicated that the town was being charged for at least two lights, which are four years gone. News item excerpt: Thanks to the prompt action of Bridgton firemen, the building containing the Hayes True Value hardware store on Upper Main Street was saved from total destruction during a late evening blaze last Friday. The fire started in a second floor apartment, and the whole second floor and the roof were pretty well gutted. The report was that the blaze was started by a child playing with a cigarette lighter, which set a chair on fire.

Absolutely amazing!

(Continued from Page D) It was a typical conference with scheduled workshops in function rooms and vendors in the lobby. Workshops were in two tracks: manufacturing and education. Having taught 36 years, one would think I’d be attracted to the education workshops, but I wasn’t. Engineers and entrepreneurs in the manufacturing workshops were vastly more interesting. So were the people attending. So were their questions asked and answered. I had a press pass so I was free to wander around with my camera, but I found myself caught up in the technical discussions. Engineers have their own dialect and unfamiliar acronyms flew around, but I was able to understand the flow of ideas. They were extremely stimulating. People described how 3D printing was changing how they worked, how they planned, and how they imagined the future. It was heady stuff. One presenter pulled up an image of a complicatedlooking, jet-engine part made by General Electric on a 3D printer. He described how it couldn’t have been made as quickly, as inexpensively, or even as well, if GE were forced to design and build it with traditional technology. When I asked what it was made of, he said, “titanium.” He saw my eyebrows go up and said that, yes, GE has printers that squirt titanium. Others asked how, but no one was sure. Was it molten? Powdered? The technology was proprietary and

FRYEBURG NEW CHURCH HONORS REV. SAGE CURRIE — The Fryeburg New Church (Church of the New Jerusalem, 12 Oxford Street) presented a painting of the Rev. Sage Currie and eight children to the congregation to commemorate the three years that she served the Fryeburg community. Rev. Sage was pastor for the church, as well as chaplain for hospice care throughout the Mount Washington Valley area. This past summer, Rev. Sage married Ted Cole, an Episcopalian minister in Anchorage, Alaska, where she will continue her service in family ministry at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Pictured in the PUBLIC NOTICE oil painting by Lovell artist Roger C. Williams are (from the top) Rev. Sage, Ava Dolley, Zsa Zsa Dolley, Natalie Berry, Soleil Huang-Dale, Brendan Crowe, Owen Crowe, REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO LEASE Caileigh Crowe and Astrid Eklund.


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NOVEMBER TRIVIA First day of snow for Nov. 11/6/86 = 6.5" This time of year a raindrop is a premature snowflake!!


The Town of Fryeburg, Maine, is accepting proposals from experienced operators to lease the Town’s existing campground on Route 5 in Fryeburg. The campground consists of 36 wilderness sites, a bathhouse with toilets and showers, parking, and sizeable frontage and beach area on the Saco River. All bidders will be required to contact the Town Manager at 207-935-2805 to schedule a time to meet at the campground for a tour of the site prior to submitting a proposal. A site map and draft lease will be provided at the site tour. A lease proposal, references, and a resume outlining prior experience in operating a campground will be required. Proposal packages will be accepted at the Fryeburg Town Office, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, Maine 04037, until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. All packages will be opened at the Selectmen’s meeting on Thursday, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to accept or reject any or all offers, and to negotiate terms of a lease with any or all bidders. 1T45

Letters to the Editor We welcome your views!

Letters should not exceed 600 words, and will be edited for libel, proper punctuation and taste. All letters must be signed and indicate the writer’s residence. The deadline for letters is Monday at 5:00 p.m. Letters should be addressed to: Editor, The Bridgton News, P.O. Box 244, Bridgton, Maine 04009. E-mail submissions should be addressed to: and must contain a phone number to verify authenticity. The Bridgton News will attempt to publish letters received in a timely fashion.

GE wasn’t saying. The most incredible thing I learned that day came in the form of a comment by a guy I later learned was a ninthgrade dropout. He was talking about a 3D printer producing a functioning liver! He sat a few rows behind me and I didn’t think he could be serious. I turned around and said, “What?” “Yes,” he said, nodding in understanding of my incredulity. Others reacted as I did, but still others were nodding along with him. “Kidneys too,” one of them said. “Making them out of what?” I asked. “Cells.” “A 3D printer squirting cells? The first guy continued nodding. We broke for lunch shortly after and I ate with him while he let me pick his

brain. That’s where I learned that he got bored with school at 14 and left. Then, 3D printing captured his imagination and he went back to school to bolster his math. This technology is being made available to schools all over the world through programs like The Fab Foundation, based at MIT and run by one of Digifab Conference’s keynote speakers, Sherry Lassiter. She encourages the installation of Fablabs in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) schools everywhere. Hope I’m wrong, but, knowing what a bureaucratic behemoth public education has become, I’m concerned this technology won’t be integrated quickly enough to stimulate brilliant minds like that of my new lunch acquaintance. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.


Fryeburg Rescue Association has applied to USDA Rural Development in Lewiston, Maine for a $55,000.00 grant/ loan to purchase a new ambulance. This ambulance will replace our oldest unit, a 1999 ambulance. Anyone wishing to make public comment on this proposal can come to the Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Fryeburg Rescue Barn, or they should contact Stephen Goldsmith at Fryeburg Rescue within the next 30 days. The address is: Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. The telephone number is: 207-935-3024. 1T45 LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE Please take notice that Constantine Scrivanos, 3 Pluff Avenue, North Reading, MA 01864, Tel. (978) 898-1333, is intending to file a Traffic Movement Permit application with the Maine Department of Transportation pursuant to the provisions of 23 M.R.S.A. § 704-A on or about November 6, 2013. The application is for a new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant with drive-through facility. The project is located on the northerly side of Route 11/35/302 (Roosevelt Trail), approximately 875 feet west of the intersection of Route 11 (Casco Road) in Naples. The project is expected to be completed in 2014. The project is expected to generate approximately 261 one-way trips during the weekday A.M. peak hour and 108 one-way trips during the P.M. peak hour period. A request for a public hearing must be received by the Department, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is accepted for processing. Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the processing of the application. The application will be filed for public inspection at the Maine Department of Transportation Region 1 Office on Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough, ME 04070-0358, during normal working hours. A copy of the application may also be seen at the municipal offices at 15 Village Green Lane in Naples, Maine. Written public comments may be sent to the Department of Transportation, Traffic Engineering Division, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. 1T45 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT



By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated July 18, 2013, entered in the Portland Superior Court, Civil Action, Docket No. PORSC-RE-2012386, in an action brought by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA acting through the RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, f/k/a the FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, Plaintiff, against JULIE A. KELLY, Defendant, for the foreclosure of a Mortgage Deed dated July 25, 1991 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 9650 Page 333, the statutory ninety (90) day redemption period having elapsed without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at the offices of the USDA, Rural Housing Service, 306 U. S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine, on December 4, 2013 at 2:00 P.M., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deed and being situate at 189 Weymouth Road in Gray, Maine. The property shall be sold to the highest bidder at the sale. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price will be required to be paid, in cash or by certified check payable to the USDA, Rural Housing Service, at the time and place of sale.

The balance of the purchase price is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the sale. Failure to pay the balance due within thirty (30) days following the sale shall be deemed a forfeiture of the successful bidder’s deposit. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. The above property is being sold “as is” and will be conveyed by Release Deed without any warranty as to the condition, size or location of the property or the state of title to the property. The property will be sold subject to utility easements and rights-of-way of record and utility easements and rights-of-way that are visible on the face of the earth. The property will be sold subject to real estate taxes assessed by and due and payable to the Town of Gray. Information regarding the terms and conditions of the sale of this property may be obtained by contacting the offices of Broderick & Broderick, P.A. at (207) 794-6557. Dated: October 21, 2013 /s/ Richard H. Broderick, Jr., Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff


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Getting caught snooping around

“Gentlemen do not read other gentlemen’s mail,” Secretary of State Stimson announced in 1929 after the government Cipher Office was shut down. That quaint admonition wasn’t true then and it hadn’t been true since Greece made war on Troy. It certainly hasn’t governed the behavior of any modern American administration – gentlemanly or not. Spying is what we are talking about. It comes in basically two forms, human intelligence and technical means. Humint (human intelligence) usually means recruiting a person of influence and putting him (or her) on the payroll to provide information about a foreign regime, its supporters or opponents. These informants have to be paid generously or inspired ideologically for they are in most countries putting their lives on the line. At the other end of the info-gathering spectrum are the technical means of collection. These range from simple phone taps, to microwave intercepts, to the phenomenally large harvesting of all telephone and email messages with or without the cooperation of firms and agencies that manage such communication. The world began to learn of the scope of this activity by American

agencies when a contract employee, Edward Snowden, defected with a bundle of super secret documents. These papers purported to show that American ears were listening in on the cell phones of such friends as Brazilian and Mexican presidents and crowds of ordinary French and Spanish folk. The Brazilian cancelled a state visit and others called in U.S. ambassadors for a chewing out. Perhaps other nations were doing the same thing to us but hardly with the reach and prowess of a super power. These data sweeps also apparently have — official testimony is fuzzy or fudged — involved American citizens, that without a court order, may be a violation of law. The consequent flare-ups of foreign (and domestic) outrage tend to fade from the front page over time. So what’s the problem? All of us, especially perhaps diplomats, are used to being embarrassed and, then, moving on. Has any real damage been done? I think so. Two harms result. We proclaim our country operates on a higher moral plain than those ruled by autocrats and other nasties, who have no appreciation for the values of a democracy. We think we are the “gentlemen” Secretary Stimson spoke of.

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist To be accused of hypocrisy stings. The second harm is more practical; it is the loss of trust by friends. If we are sneakily reading their leaders’ mail, what other devilry might we be up to? How did we allow ourselves to be sucked into this dismal swamp of dirty work? What has happened since Secretary Simpson’s day? I would suggest two unintended changes in the way our government (and society) works: First, we have come to worship technology. If we have the know-how and devices for eavesdropping on the top leaders of Germany and 35 other places, who is old fashioned enough to say we shouldn’t do it? If we develop a deadly new weapon, why not use it against an enemy? Thus, we used the atom bomb, cluster bombs, depleted uranium shells, drones — all of which kill innocent civilians, but also, we plan, enemy cadres.

Second, we place an extraordinary high value on information, especially information acquired covertly. How are we better off knowing what the German chief thinks of her cabinet members

or what she intends to say to the Russian leader? If a State Department diplomat suffers through a lot of dull dinners and receptions and records the impressions he has picked up in a cable to Washington, why is that judged less valuable than if a CIA agent had paid a foreign official for what he has heard?   The work of our spies — don’t get me wrong — is sometimes timely and valuable. But we run great risks in acquiring illicit information. And those risks can be

perniciously damaging — as we are currently experiencing and have experienced in the past. We rarely learn from those soured risks. We turn a page and promise ourselves to do better next time. But, we don’t. We don’t because we don’t think whether we might get along without pilfered secrets. Do we really need 16 separate agencies costing annually $83 billion to harvest non-essential information? Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.

Why are we so patriotic?

(Continued from Page D) flag unfurled or handed to a worthy recipient? What happens at that moment when pride for one’s country, for one’s nation, swells through the body? It can be like reacting to a warm kiss, like allowing the body’s buoyancy to submit to water on a summer day. Patriotism can be like the smile that takes over as we experience joy. It can be painful, too. Patriotism can be peppered with memories of loved ones we cannot bring back. Tears can hit with a sudden acknowledgement of the deaths that occurred during battles that must have seemed hopeless and pointless. We stop to honor the people who fought, not the war. As Americans, why are we patriotic? It is an emotion that is not tied to any

one nation. In other words, people in other parts of the world are patriotic, also. I cannot forget how fortunate I felt in 1976 to be alive for and celebrating America’s 200th birthday. I knew that a centennial wouldn’t come around for another 100 years, and I was lucky to be born only 11 years before one occurred. Also, I remember being moved to tears when I have watched America take golden medals in the Olympics. As though proof of a nation’s greatness lies in its ability to win at sports. We are a group of people, whose common ground is the country in which we live. So, we are bound together — to either enlist in the military and gear up for the good of many, or to support those people who make that choice.

Promoting responsible government

Promoting responsible government requires transparency and focusing on common sense reforms that make better use of your tax dollars. As governor, I have worked hard to instill fiscal responsibility by reducing Maine’s pension debt, paying welfare debt owed to hospitals, and advocating for budgets without gimmicks that are truly balanced. It’s a record of accomplishment I am proud of, but it is only the beginning. The LePage administration has set clear priorities that focus on creating a more

prosperous place for Mainers in the state we call home. These initiatives include job creation, lowering taxes and welfare reform. Each of these areas is important, and it all starts with the Maine economy. My background in business provides me the knowledge needed to attract new investment and keep it here. It’s why I continue to push for lower energy prices, reducing the regulatory burden and becoming a more business-friendly state. The right policies can help Maine attract companies and grow jobs.

Lowering taxes is another critical component in making Maine prosperous. Restructuring the state’s tax system puts more money into hard-working Mainers’ pockets, allowing them to prosper and leading to a more stable economy. Liberals would rather grow


like to ask our code enforcement officer and tax assessor the following questions: 1. In April, did you suggest to Mr. D’s attorney there may be a problem with Mr. D’s title? Why didn’t you call William Plouffe, Harrison’s legal attorney? 2. I sold the land in March 2013, as a courtesy, you could have at least informed me of a possible problem. Why not? 3. Why didn’t you inform the buyer, Mr. D., of a possible problem? As the town assessor, you reviewed his deed in April of 2013, sent him a tax bill, yet

said nothing. Again why? 4. You said nothing to nobody in May, June, July, August and September (five months), until Mr. D. called for a building permit, which you denied by phone and by letter dated Sept. 25, 2013. Why? 5. What was the date of your phone call to the town attorney on this matter? 6. Sometime after the selectmen’s meeting of Oct. 10, 2013, you and Harrison Town Manager Bud Finch met Mr. Plouffe at his office, why didn’t you get the statute in writing at that time?

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Permission denied

To The Editor: Residents and taxpayers of the town of Harrison, I ask that you attend the selectmen’s meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the town office at 7 p.m. It is about the denial of a building permit. At the meeting, I would

government and increase taxes to pay for programs that increase government dependency. I want to rightsize government and let you keep more of your hardearned money. Millions of your tax dollars go to welfare. While some liberal politicians want

to keep spending more of your money on a broken system, our administration has a pragmatic approach to helping those who are truly needy. By reforming welfare, we empower Mainers toward economic independence and relieve pressure on the budget. Today, one in three Mainers is enrolled in Medicaid, a program that has grown by $1 billion since 2000. We want to improve the system by helping individuals reach economic stability through programs that support job preparedness and provide an adequate safety net for our

most vulnerable citizens. We simply cannot afford to keep adding people to the welfare rolls and throwing money at the problem. I take my responsibility as governor seriously, and it’s important for Mainers to know where I stand. Often times, political rhetoric hinders progress because the goals are not clear. Now and in the future, we will continue to increase job opportunities with good public policy that strengthens economic development, reduces taxes, and reforms welfare. These are actions that will speak louder than words.

7. When did you receive the state statute in writing from Mr. Plouffe? At this meeting, I would request that Selectman Bill Winslow recuse himself from discussion and voting on this matter, reason being, he and Mr. Wentworth are cousins; and Selectman Richard St. John recuse himself, reason being Melissa St. John, his wife, is town clerk and also secretary to the Board of Selectmen. I would also like to ask the

town manager the following: • The town clerk gave me a copy of the CEO’s letter dated Oct. 30, 2013 citing the Maine statute 3-A M.R.S. 4401 (4), 35 days after the CEO’s letter dated Sept. 25, 2013. I went from her office to your office, asked for all copies of Mr. Plouffe’s letters or e-mails, in accordance to the Maine Right to Know Law. You said there were none! That’s unbelievable, why? In closing, I may be a ren-

egade, but I’m no coward, as the CEO said to me, “It’s the law” and he is only enforcing the law. Well, I think enforcers of the law could use some common sense. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please come to the meeting on Nov. 14. Confucius said, “You can disagree, but don’t be disagreeable.” Eddie Rolfe Harrison

Views from Augusta by Paul LePage Governor of Maine