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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 46

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Bridgton, Maine

November 14, 2013

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Signs creating ‘trashy’ look? By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Too many sandwich board event signs in the median are making Pondicherry Square look “trashy,” Selectman Bernie King believes. He wants it to stop. The square, at the corner of Main Street and Routes 302 and 117, is the gateway to downtown Bridgton, where aesthetics are particularly important. Local divisions of state highway crews used to be pretty good at policing the median, but no longer, said Chairman Doug Taft. “I don’t care who does it, I just think it needs to be cleaned up because it’s trashy,” King

said. Safety also becomes an issue when it’s windy and flimsier sandwich board signs blow over, sometimes ending up in the road. “I like the square without all those sandwich signs,” King said during the “Selectmen’s Concerns” portion of Tuesday’s meeting. King wasn’t the only selectman who had signage concerns. Member Paul Hoyt wanted to know whether McDonald’s restaurant on the Portland Road had permission to put all of the small signs around the perimeter of its property announcing daily special menus. He said he’s SIGN, Page A THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE — Lake Region High School students paid tribute to local veterans last Thursday during their annual Veterans Day Celebration. Flowers were presented to past and present military personnel including Curtis Merrill (middle) and Steve Wentworth. Earlier in the day, a luncheon was offered by the (Rivet Photos) vocational school’s culinary arts department.

Thanksgiving dinner tabled

NAPLES — For the last three years, CrossWalk Community Outreach has hosted free Thanksgiving dinners at the Naples Town Hall, serving upwards of 70 people each year. Unfortunately this year, there will be no free Thanksgiving dinner. “Due to volunteers’ other commitments, we cannot do this in 2013. We hope to return in full swing next Thanksgiving to join our community in celebrating this wonderful holiday,” said Joanna Moore, director of CrossWalk Community Outreach. “Thanks in advance for your understanding.”

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CrossWalk will, however, have a holiday celebration for veterans in the community in December.  “Our Christmas Cheer for Troops is planning to honor our local Lake Region veterans, young or old, with refreshments, a holiday food basket and a small token of our appreciation for their service,” Moore said. “We are also wishing as well to help local veterans’ families at Christmas by giving their children and families Christmas gifts this year to make their season a little brighter.” Families that are referred DINNER, Page A

For most, the heating crunch hasn’t officially started. For others, it has. With LIHEAP scheduling appointments into December and January, already many people have stopped by the Bridgton Community Center Fuel Collaborative for emergency help. Nov. 1 was the start date for the program and already 11 families have been assisted at $3,388. During the 2012-2013 heating season, 38 families were assisted.  “It’s a one-time per season 100 gallon delivery, but it means a lot to seniors on fixed incomes, folks with disabilities and families whose weekly paychecks just are making it through the month,” said

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Residents in the military, past or present, won’t have to pay building permit fees in Bridgton under new language now being written by the Board of Selectmen. All four of the five board members at Tuesday’s meeting enthusiastically supported the waiver idea, originally brought forward by resident Mark Lopez. They differed somewhat, however, on the language, particularly as to whether the rule should only apply to those who’ve been honorably discharged. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said he’d write proposed wording for the town’s Building, Razing and Plumbing Permit Ordinance, and bring it back for a vote at the Dec. 10 meeting. Carmen Lone, BCC execThe fee exemption would utive director. “We call it AT ATTENTION — Paul Hoyt, a veteran and Bridgton apply only to the primary the BCC Fuel Collaborative, selectman, holds one of the flags during Monday’s residence of active duty or but it really is the people of Veterans Day service in Post Office Square. veteran military personnel, Bridgton fuel collaborate.” Since its inception in 2007, the major contributors have been the people of Bridgton. Year round and seasonal resiBy Dawn De Busk tion funds that was awarded residents voted to accept the dents, businesses, churches Staff Writer to Casco by the DEP. DEP reparation funds during and fraternal organizations all CASCO — In 1983, the According to Town a Town Meeting a few years have made it possible for the Bridgton Community Center Town of Casco contacted the Manager Dave Morton, what ago, Morton said. During the past few to administer this emergen- Department of Environmental has been discussed and what cy program to qualifying Protection (DEP) about pos- has been put on paper is “not months, Casco Board of sible contamination of soil set in stone.” Selectman Mary-Vienessa Bridgton residents.  and groundwater at the site But, a plan is vital to Fernandes, Casco Code This year, the Collaborative is fortunate to receive of a former waste oil collec- deciding how to best spend Enforcement Officer (CEO) the money that has been ear- Don Murphy and Open some funding through the tion facility. Thirty years later, multiple marked for groundwater con- Space Commission President Community Development Eric Dibner have been meetBlock Grants and a little left players are laying out a plan servation, he said. to utilize $500,000 in reparaWhat is for certain: The ing with Kate McDonald, HEAT, Page A

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — While many questions remain regarding how SAD 72 should proceed in building a new C.A. Snow School, directors John Carter of Lovell and Steve Dupuis of Stow have heard one very loud and clear message. People do not want consolidation! A recent survey backs up comments several directors have heard on whether SAD 72 should support a project that would move all elementary school students to one campus at Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg. Option C would close “community schools” in Lovell and Denmark, while also eliminating all portable classroom units. While

the state’s Department of Education has been a major driver behind regionalization and consolidation efforts over the past five years, SAD 72 taxpayers want no part of it, as Carter found when he conducted his own informal poll. “Twenty-eight of them said not only ‘no,’ but ‘bleeping no.’ Every single one of them took me to the woodshed for agreeing to even consider the issue of consolidation,” Carter said during last Wednesday’s school board meeting. It appears SAD 72 officials are also moving away from the super campus idea. Ad Hoc Building Committee chairman James Stacy informed the school board that the group met the previous week and decided

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and could not be used for commercial development. Building permit fees would also be waived for additions to that residence, or accessory structures such as a garage or a shed. With board member Bob McHatton absent Tuesday, each of the board members first had to disclose that they were veterans before they discussed the idea. The day after Veterans Day ceremonies were held in Bridgton, Chairman Doug Taft and members Ken Murphy, Paul Hoyt and Bernie King each announced the branch of the military they served in, as well as their years of service. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said the disclosures were necessary, given that Lopez’s proposal could conceivably grant them a financial benefit. The “rule of necessity” allowed the board to consider the proFEES, Page A

DEP funds could pay for education a project scientist with the Cumberland County Water and Soil Conservation District (CCWSCD). The group will meet again on Wednesday, Nov. 20. According to both Morton and Fernandes, education plays a big part not only in deciding how to allocate the funds, but also educating the public is one of the ways FUNDS, Page A

Committee suggests dumping Snow ‘Option C’ to take Option C off the table. The committee plans to focus on Option B. The SAD 72 board, however, has yet to formally act on which course to pursue. However, Superintendent of Schools Jay Robinson suspects Option C is off the table after hearing such a resounding negative response from the public. Robinson said exploring possible longterm savings a consolidated elementary school campus might bring to beleaguered taxpayers was simply due diligence. “Certainly, we had to consider it. Five or 10 years from now, I don’t want to hear taxpayers asking why we didn’t look into it,” Robinson said. Option B calls for the construction of a new C.A.

Snow School on the Molly Ockett site. The project would also include an addition and improvements to the middle school, thus eliminating the need for portable units. It could also include space for the Central Office, which is currently housed in “an aging building” on the Snow School grounds (“It doesn’t make financial sense to spend exorbitant amounts of money fixing up a building that will continue to present costly issues moving forward,” school officials said in a Building Project Q & A sent to district residents). Although Dupuis, SAD 72 board chairman Bob Steller, and others have heard strong comments against any consolidation, it may need to happen.

If the state stays firm on the idea of eliminating portables district-wide as part of the construction project, then SAD 72 would face a space problem at Denmark Elementary. While the school could accommodate the fourth grade, the building — as it is presently constituted — could not also house Grade 5. Unless taxpayers want to dig deeper to pay for a permanent addition at Denmark

Elementary, SAD 72 officials would look to move all fifth grades to Molly Ockett. Dupuis questioned whether the school board was listening that residents want no consolidation. New Suncook School Principal Rhonda Poliquin said there would be no problem utilizing space created if the fifth graders were moved to Molly Ockett. Director Norma Snow OPTION C, Page A

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Report: Water damages hall By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Town Hall on North High Street has an identity crisis that won’t be resolved anytime soon. It’s a historical building, but it’s also the only home Bridgton has right now for its core recreation programs like basketball and softball. On Tuesday, Bridgton Selectmen learned of a more immediate crisis. Moisture is damaging the Town Hall’s very foundation, and the problem needs to be addressed no matter what uses its residents eventually want to make of the building. The board heard in a draft building evaluation report from Eric Dube of Casco Bay Engineering that grading issues on the property means that drainage around and under the building “doesn’t function very well.” Dube said that in fact, the current grading “creates a couple of small streams that flow underneath the building.” Just as important, said Dube, on the first floor there are a “couple of locations in the center of the building where we have some broken beams.” Replacing those beams “is a top priority, as it is directly affecting floor performance and is a safety concern.” Rotted sill plates also need replacing, he said. Intrusion of continual moisture over time breaks down the wood fibers. The rotting plates have caused a dip in the gym floor where basketball and other high-impact sports are played. The fix will be neither easy nor inexpensive, since the floor will need to be jacked up in order to do the work. Those were just some of the structural problems Dube categorized as “Level One” priorities for the town as it budgets for repairs. Equally important is the need to repair the external grading issues that are causing the water damage. “Directing water away from the building is imperative to future performance of the building,” Dube wrote in his draft report. “We have a significant amount of water that is coming into the building and going against the building. It’s certainly one of the more expensive items,” he said. Level One repairs, which deal with human health and safety, should be completed in one year, he said. The Level One list also includes replace-

ment of the chimney flashing, although he said the metal roof won’t need to be replaced for another five to 10 years. Cheaper fixes that could give the town a lot of bang for the buck include caulking around windows and at all existing foundation blocks and cracks; installing blown-in cellulose or spray foam insulation in the roof; and providing a time switch for night setback control of the heating system. Dube had high praise for the Town Hall’s roof framing system, built from trusses. “I almost wish it was exposed, because it’s very aesthetically pleasing,” he said. Dube doesn’t see the need to change the roof structure at all. “The remedial program can be executed without altering the historical significance of the structure, and will aid in extending the life of the building,” he said. There are some places on the exterior siding that have been damaged from cars bumping against the building, but there’s no need to replace all of the siding at this time, he said. Several accessibility issues need to be addressed, including handrails for the front stairs to meet standards, and reconfiguring the ramp landings and slopes at the front entrance. Dube shied away from giving the board his opinion on whether basketball should continue to be played in the building. “You have to make a policy decision. That’s not my place,” he said. “From my perspective, no more work needs to be done (beyond the recommended beam and sill replacements) if you want to continue to play basketball.” If the moisture issues aren’t addressed, however, he cautioned, the sheathing could become even more compromised.” Resident Bob Wiser, who owns a construction company, said he recalled seeing the same water issues under the building when he worked there in the 1970s. He said Town Hall was built on the site of a former stream bed. “There’s a lot of posts under there,” where short spans have been joined. “It looks like a jungle under there.” Community Development Committee Chairman Chuck Renneker said the town cannot ignore the building use question for long, even as it considers the most pressing repairs. WATER, Page A

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The military serves as a tie that binds all Americans, in all branches, in all eras of war, according to American Legion Post No. 215 member Dale “Woody” Woodsman. “We are all brothers and sisters in arms from the Revolutionary War on” to current conflicts, Woodsman said. He spoke during the Veterans Day breakfast held at the Casco Community Center. Woodsman started out talking about how the meaning of Veterans Day has evolved for him over the years. “When I was a kid, Veterans Day was a day off from school,” he began. He lamented that many wars are not part of the history lessons in school rooms. Sometimes, people forget the sacrifices made by members of the military, he said. “Without the blood, sweat

and tears of my military brothers and sisters, we might not have the freedoms we now enjoy,” he said. “I fly the U.S. flag proudly for those freedoms we have,” he said. Woodsman said he decided to enlist in 1977. He did not go into the details of his military experience. However, he was willing to share his avid patriotism with the group of about 50 people. “I am proud as hell to be celebrating Veterans Day 2013,” Woodsman said. Woodsman, along with Legion member Bernard Willey, presented flag pins to about two dozen veterans. One of the recipients said it was “very emotional.” But, he declined to talk about his military service years, saying that with a roomful of vets on this day of remembrance there were many other stories to be told. In fact, he found the topic of his grandson and a recent train trip to North

Conway to be a much more comfortable conversation. Casco Recreation Department Director Beth Latsey, who helped to coordinate the breakfast, said it was important to hold Veterans Day events in the many small communities in Maine. It is meaningful for Veterans to be recognized in their own communities, she said. Latsey said the recreation department wanted to thank all those people who served breakfast to those who have served in the military. The following volunteers helped to make the annual breakfast possible: Pam Grant, Irene Morton, Peg Dilley, Rosemary Snow, Lexus Rodriquez, Zoey Snow, Natasha Snow, Julie Koceika, Mason Opie, Liam Opie, and Barbara and John Connell. Casco-based business Sweet Williams, located on Spiller Hill, donated the maple syrup for the breakfast, she said. Also, in addition to gift certificates from the Umbrella

“It was our chance to help out. So, we jumped on board with what they were already doing,” Barnes said.

(Continued from Page A) some of the money will be spent. “Things are still in the development stage. So, for now, it (the education component) will include informational meetings, handout materials, and information posted to the town’s website,” Morton said. “The project is still evolving,” he said. Initial planning indicates a five- to ten-year plan is in the works. Also, as allowed by the DEP settlement, the town can spend up to 10 percent of the money on distribution of the funds, Morton said. According to an e-mail from McDonald, the district advised town officials to limit the number of educational undertakings to one per year. “CCWSCD recommends that a maximum of one implementation project be undertaken per year, beginning in year two,” McDonald wrote in her proposal based on discussion with town officials. According to her e-mail,

the town would create a Groundwater Protection Plan. Within that plan, the projects would be prioritized. Also, there would be specific steps that would need to be taken to implement each project. Some suggested undertakings include: • Sand and salt application training for both homeowners and contractors • Constructing and maintaining a waste oil disposal facility that would be limited to use by residents of the town or the region. The feebased facility could create an income that would go back into groundwater protection programs. • Developing an in-school groundwater conservation curriculum for both elementary and high school students in the area, • Involving Lake Region Vocational Center auto technology classes, • Developing an informational table and purchasing a groundwater model that would be displayed at the Casco Public Library, as well as during the weekend of Casco Days,

• Creating a septic system inventory and pumping program that uses a local contractor. According to the proposal, which was written by McDonald, the Town of Yarmouth has a pumping program in which septic systems are maintained for free. However, the cost is part of the town’s budget, and covered by property taxes. Another option would be to set up a co-op or group buyin with a local contractor. According to assessments by CCWSCD, the Town of Casco has some aging septic systems, which — for whatever reason — have not been properly maintained. Heating fuel tanks are another potential source of contamination that might be subject to the process of being inventoried and replaced. While a portion of the DEP funding could reduce hazards to the town’s groundwater supply, money could also be used to set aside future drinking water. The money could be used to purchase land or

easements to town-owned land with adequate aquifers. According to Morton, “The town has aquifer maps from the state. So, those aquifers have already been mapped when the state was looking for high yield wells.” At this point, the group has not studied those maps or decided which areas might be feasible to set aside as a well for public water or future use, he said. The Portland Bangor Waste Oil Company operated a site on Tenney Hill Road from 1963 through 1980. The company, which was owned by George West Jr., was reported to handle waste oil in compliance with the laws at that time. Because the groundwater and the soil were contaminated beyond repair, the DEP awarded money to the towns of Casco and Ellsworth. The money can only be used for things related to groundwater conservation. The money in the fund was derived from fees associated with waste oil collection.

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Marine’s photo fires up talk By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Chris Valentgas was in his late teens when a military recruiter stopped into the restaurant that his dad owned in Portland. The name of the eating establishment was the Mayflower, and it was one of the many restaurants that his dad owned and managed over the years, and one that stayed in his family for a decade. “The recruiter had it in his mind that there were some young men at the restaurant; and it was his job to get us to enlist,” he said. At the time, American troops had been deployed to the Middle East. As Valentgas recalls, “There was fighting going on in Lebanon. American troops were being sent over there, and I wanted to participate.” “I believe it was still going on when I joined. It basically died out, abruptly,” he said. According to Wikipedia, the 1958 Lebanon Crisis resulted in military intervention on the part of the United States. The area was on the verge of a civil war, and America was involved from July through October of that year. In 1958, Valentgas traveled to Parris Island, S.C., where he became part of the Marines’ First Recruit Battalion. But, Valentgas never went overseas as he had expected.

He ended up completing his training and four years of active duty during what turned out to be America’s peace years. While he was in the reserves, the United States’ participation in Vietnam had already begun, he said. In fact, America’s first official involvement happened during Operation Chopper in 1962, according to the Public Broadcast System (PBS) battlefield timeline. Prior to those military maneuvers, the presidential administration had only sent American political advisors to Vietnam, the PBS website said. “I am a Vietnam era vet,” Valentgas said. “I was somewhat lucky in that regard, that I did not see battle,” he said. “I actually never left the USA,” he said. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans — living or dead — but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.” Years later, Valentgas keeps in his store a photo of his graduating class of Marines and another photo of himself in uniform. The photos are something about which customers tend to comment. “Some people say, ‘You were in the Marines?’ And, I say, ‘Yes.’ Then, they say, ‘So was I,’ ” Valentgas said. “It is a good conversa-

On Tuesday, Crossroads Market owner Chris Valentgas stands in his store and holds a photo of himself when he served in the Marines from 1958 through 1962. (De Busk Photo) N.C., and were waiting for tion starter,” he said. “I am proud of it; and something to happen,” he I often discuss my service said. “There were a lot of good with others,” he said. Valentgas remembers his guys,” he said. “It was a good time with training in Memphis at the Naval Air Station. The train- a good bunch of people. I ing lasted for about three certainly miss a lot of the fellow Marines that I met months. “We went to New River, there,” Valentgas said.

(Continued from Page A) seen up to 10 of the signs around the property at one time. “If they’re legal to be there, great; if not, they need to be taken down,” Hoyt said. Member Ken Murphy echoed King’s complaint about the signs in the square, and repeated his concern that the town needs to do a better job enforcing the law requiring property owners to visibly display the number of the street address on the front of their buildings. “I’ve felt all along that we do have too many signs, like Bernie said,” Murphy said. “It’s overkill. Too many signs in too many places.” Irregular or inadequate enforcement of the town’s existing Sign Ordinance is also seen as a problem. At Tuesday’s meeting, Community Development Committee Chairman Chuck Renneker bemoaned “the inequitable enforcement of a lot of the ordinances in this town.” A year or so ago, the Planning Board attempted to make revisions in the Sign Ordinance, particularly with regard to the so-call “message boards” that allow businesses to advertize special sales or promotions. After strong opposition arose from the business community, however, the changes did not take place. The Planning Board is currently trying again to make changes to signage rules such that they will be more enforceable. A third signage concern that King brought up Tuesday wasn’t about too many signs. Instead, he said there aren’t enough signs in town giving directions to the Salmon Point Campground. “The only sign for the campground is that one little sign” off the Kansas Road, located on Salmon Point Road at the entrance to the town-owned campground. Recreation Director Gary Colello later echoed that concern, saying, “It’s important to have signs for the Salmon Point Campground from all points in.” Anne Krieg, the town’s Director of Economic, Planning and Community Development, said she plans to earmark funds for signs from next year’s allotment of Community Development Block Grant funds. The money would pay for a coordinated town-wide signage program designating the town’s public resources and buildings. Signs are seen as an important way for Bridgton to promote itself as a destination community. Comprehensive Plan Committee Chairman Bob Wiser said, “Wasn’t the town applying for a business-friendly designation from the state?” Murphy replied, “They turned it down.” Krieg said under her breath, “It was the signs,” indicating that the lack of attention being paid by the town to signage concerns — whether there are too many, or not enough — may have been one of the reasons for the state’s decision.

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under the barn, and prepare for initial foundation work. The Society welcomes donations to assist with this important bit of historic preservation work. The Peabody-Fitch house, located off of Ingalls Road in South Bridgton, is listed on the National Historic Registry and is the showpiece of the Bridgton Historical Society. The house and its historic Temperance Barn are stunning reminders of the lifestyle of 19th century Bridgton families. Although the house is now closed for ROOF, Page A

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By Ed Mastro ’08 Assistant Basketball Coach/Marketing Intern Bridgton Academy Hockey: This past week, the Wolverine junior hockey team traveled to nearby Lewiston to face the Portland Junior Pirates. Although it was a hard-fought battle, the Wolverines would come up short 4-2. The first goal of the game came from Ryan McDonough (Dorchester, Mass.) assisted by Luke Moma (Wasilla, Alaska) and Tripp Franzese (Marblehead, Mass.). The second goal came from Brendon Duff (Stellarton, NS). Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) had a great game in net for BA, coming up with some great saves. The BA prep team also traveled to Lewiston for a meeting with the Portland Junior Pirates. Like the junior team, they did not get the outcome they were looking for, losing 3-0. BA came out strong in all three periods, which included good passing and solid body checks. The Wolverines look to bounce back this week when they go up against the University of New Hampshire’s club team. Football: On Sunday, the Wolverine football squad traveled to Norwich University. It was a great day for both sides of the ball, with the BA offense finding its groove and the defense not allowing Norwich any points. Final score, 21-0. Tr o y Pelletier (Manchester, N.H.) had another great game with some even better catches, including one for touchdown. Like his fellow receivers, Anthony Garron (Danvers, Mass.) had an amazing over-the-shoulder catch for a touchdown, and also added three extra points

SES RUNNING CLUB — Students in grades K-5 at Sebago Elementary School have been participating in an after school running club. Fifth grade teacher/librarian Ms. Kelly organized this event for interested students. Forty students joined the running club and two have been inspired to run marathons on the weekends. Pictured are Ms. Kelley, Mrs. Harmon and running club members. (Photo by John Tarantino) as the BA placekicker. Defensively, the Wolverines came up with three interceptions from Joe Lombardo (Somers, N.Y.), Nate Dunn (Marshfield, Mass.), and Svenn Jacobson (Cumberland). The Wolverines look to keep their winning going as they go into their last game of the year next weekend. Basketball: This past Wednesday, the basketball team opened up their season in Portland against Southern Maine Community College. The Wolverines came out the first 10 minutes not ready to match the energy of SMCC, which caused BA to turnover the ball and fall behind very quickly. The second half was the complete opposite, as BA climbed back in the game and took care of the ball. Rayon Miller (Brampton, ON) led the team in scoring with 15 points and 6 assists. Gavin McTavish (Mt. Airy, Md.) also had a solid hard game with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Even though the Wolverines battled back in the second half, it was not enough to overcome SMCC with a final score of 79-74. BA looks to rebound this week with a home game against Central Maine Community College.

Deer tagged at Jordan’s Store Jordan’s Store, East Sebago Expanded Archery Dale Cressey of Baldwin, doe, Sept. 7. Robert Weber of Sebec, buck, Sept. 21. Shawn Esterbrook of Yarmouth, buck, Sept. 25 Brian Morse of Hiram, buck, Sept. 26. Jeff Martin of Baldwin, buck, Oct. 1. Ryan Mills of Baldwin, buck, Oct. 5. Craig Lymburner of Standish, buck, Oct. 8. Erik Christensen of Sebago, doe, Oct. 8. David Libby of Standish, doe, Oct. 8. Noah Seavey of Standish, doe, Oct. 10. Dale Cressey of Baldwin, buck, Oct. 10. Bob Elwell Jr. of Standish, doe, Oct. 12. Rayhold Nelson of Sebago, buck, Oct. 15. David Libby of Standish, doe, Oct. 17. Gunnar Harriman of Sebago, doe, Oct. 21. Tyler Mudgett of Parsonsfield, buck, Oct. 25. Youth Day Anna Scammon of Standish, buck, 5 points, 123 pounds, Oct. 26. Jordan Day of Westbrook, buck, 6 points, 101 pounds, Oct. 26. Kameron Willey of Casco, doe, Oct. 26. Isaac Poliquin of Auburn, doe, Oct. 26. Regular Firearm Season Saturday, November 2: Lawrence Dufresne of Baldwin, doe. Melvin Kennard of South Portland, buck. Joseph Kenney Jr. of Standish, buck.

Joshiah Audet of Standish, buck. Ryan Charles of Buxton, doe. Floyd Newcomb of Steep Falls, doe. Mathew Wight of Gorham, buck. Bienvenido Diaz of Westbrook, buck. Nicholas Parker of Buxton, buck, 9 points, 210 pounds. Aaron Cox of Sebago, doe. Roger Ledoux of Dayton, buck, 7 points, 185 pounds. Dean Wood of Baldwin, buck, 12 points, 188 pounds. Devin Cressey of Baldwin, buck, 4 points, 118 pounds. Bethany Libby of Standish, doe. Michael Seavey of Standish, buck. Monday, November 4: Reginald Harmon of Standish, buck, 8 points, 148 pounds. Christine Barbour of Sebago, doe. Nicholas Ferris of Standish, doe. Aaron Erickson of Gorham, doe. Tuesday, November 5: Robert Leavitt of Standish, buck. Wednesday, November 6 Cody Gibbons of Naples, buck, 6 points, 121 pounds. Thursday, November 7 Jason Luce of Sebago, doe, 128 pounds. Peter Darling of Standish, doe, 135 pounds. Friday, November 8 Charles Frechette of Sebago, buck, 9 points, 181 pounds. Abraham Parker of Sebago, doe. Kevin Mirer of Baldwin, buck, 7 points, 180 pounds. Douglas Horne of Naples, buck, 8 points, 151 pounds.

David Hutchins of Sebago, doe, 136 pounds. Donald Jordan of Casco, doe, 98 pounds. Garredd Sanborn of Naples, doe, 91 pounds. Riley Pingree of Denmark, doe. Saturday, November 9 Gail Lambert of Hollis Center, buck, 7 points. Alec Kindred of Baldwin, doe, 122 pounds. Kyle Nason of Sebago, buck, 7 points, 148 pounds. Jesse Duplin of Sebago, buck, 7 points, 191 pounds. Adam Staples of Standish, doe, 97 pounds. David Sheldrick of Sebago, buck, 9 points, 114 pounds. Donald Murray of Lynn, Mass., doe, 119 pounds. Eric Schroeder of Baldwin, doe, 144 pounds. Orville Winchell Jr., Conn., buck. Robert Gardiner of Westbrook, buck, 8 points, 182 pounds. Steve Vacchianno of Sebago, buck, 12 points, 232 pounds. Gene Bahr of Sebago, buck, 4 points. Rocco Deluca, buck, 6 points, 137 pounds. Jeffrey Chase of Gorham, doe. Ralph Hanscom of Steep Falls, buck. Sunday, November 10 David St. Pierre of Westbrook, buck, spike, 100 pounds. • Reports from other deer inspection stations published next week.

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These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, November 5 4:25 p.m. Police received a complaint regarding a hunter on a Wildwood Road property, who allegedly made threats to the property owner. Police received a second complaint regarding the same individual on Wednesday afternoon. 6:32 p.m. A Ford truck struck a deer while traveling on South High Street. 7:14 p.m. Police responded to a disturbance on Wayside Avenue. Thursday, November 7 1:44 a.m. A subject claimed he was assaulted by a male while walking home on Church Street. 10 a.m. Police planned to hold an “active shooter” drill at the hospital between 10:14 and 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Christina N.

Rummell, 34, of Bridgton was summoned for illegal possession of schedule W drugs and illegal furnishing of schedule Z drugs by Bridgton Police Officer Todd Smolinsky. 8:36 p.m. A female claimed she had been assaulted by a male and female earlier in the day. She filed a complaint after suffering “marks on her neck.” 8:47 p.m. Police executed a search warrant at a South Bridgton Road residence. 9:47 p.m. Police investigated a disturbance on Ingalls Road. Friday, November 8 2:38 a.m. Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle seen on Wayside Avenue. 1:52 p.m. A caller reported that her son’s ex-girlfriend allegedly posted “obscene pictures and videos” on social media. The caller requested to speak with an officer. 8:23 p.m. A caller request-

ed to speak with an officer regarding regaining possession of a vehicle. Saturday, November 9 12:24 a.m. Mary L. Drew, 55, of Bridgton was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officers Todd Smolinsky and T.J. Reese. Drew was released on personal recognizance. 12:30 a.m. Allen C. Young, 48, of Norway was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officers T.J. Reese and Todd Smolinsky. Young was released on personal recognizance. 2 p.m. Scott A. Young, 27, of Norway, was summoned for illegal possession of marijuana by Bridgton Police Officer Todd Smolinsky. 2:23 p.m. West Columbia Police contacted local authorities regarding a male who

was apprehended and possessing a stolen gun and a police badge inscribed with “Bridgton PD.” Sunday, November 10 8:50 a.m. Allyson L. Flagg, 43, of Raymond was arrested for criminal trespass by Bridgton Police Officer Josh Muise. Flagg was released on personal recognizance. 2:08 p.m. Motor vehicle crash in the Hannaford parking lot. Monday, November 11 6:16 a.m. John T. Allen, 33, of Bridgton was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officer Todd Smolinsky. Allen was released on bail. 7:55 a.m. A caller had wheels stolen from his property over a year ago, and he now believes he saw them on a vehicle and wanted a police officer to check on it.

These incidents appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, November 4 2:50 to 4:59 a.m. Eleven building checks. 1:37 p.m. Motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Portland and Warren Streets. 2:49 p.m. Suspicious activity on Bridgton Road. 3:25 p.m. Missing person report on Charles Street investigated. 5:13 p.m. Suspicious activity on Fish Street. 10:06 p.m. Suspicious activity on Denmark Road. Tuesday, November 5 12:41 to 4:58 a.m. Twentysix building checks. 8:05 a.m. Motor vehicle crash on Main Street. 3:10 p.m. Unattended death

on Serenity Lane. 7:08 p.m. Motor vehicle accident at the intersection of West Fryeburg and Corn Shop Roads. 7:14 p.m. Assault reported at a Main Street business, 8:03 p.m. Drug complaint on West Fryeburg Road. 9:03 p.m. Drug complaint on Main Street. 10 p.m. Suspicious activity on Grandfather’s Way investigated. Wednesday, November 6 1:30 to 4:19 a.m. Sixteen building checks. 4:56 a.m. Jay S. McDonald, 49, of Fryeburg was charged with possession of marijuana and sale/use of drug paraphernalia following a stop on Hemlock Bridge Road. 7:06 a.m. Traffic complaint at Portland Street school zone.

Warning issued. 7:36 a.m. Suspicious person on Portland Street. Thursday, November 7 2:09 to 3:37 a.m. Eleven building checks. 2:59 p.m. Harassment complaint on Stanley Hill Road. 4:26 p.m. Harassment complaint on Bridgton Road. 5:29 p.m. Suspicious activity on Smith Street. 7:15 p.m. Suspicious person on East Fryeburg Road. 9 p.m. Harassment complaint at Pumpkin Valley. 9:23 p.m. Harassment complaint on Stanley Hill Road. Friday, November 8 12:01 to 3:58 a.m. Nine building, premise and property checks. 1:02 a.m. Field interview on Ice House Road and Charles Street.

8:40 a.m. Peace officer detail on Maple Street. 12 p.m. Suspicious activity on Bridgton Road. 9:36 p.m. Field interview at Glenda Circle. Saturday, November 9 12:50 a.m. Suspicious activity on North Fryeburg Road. 1:13 to 4:27 a.m. Nine building checks. 8:31 a.m. Motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Portland Street and Camp Eastman Road. Sunday, November 10 12:05 to 1:27 a.m. Seven building checks. 8:08 a.m. Assist other agency on Stanley Hill Road. 12:20 p.m. Domestic disturbance on Cobb Street. 7:38 p.m. Traffic complaint on Lovell Road and Fish Street.

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CASCO — A 19-year-old faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and operating without a license following an accident on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco last Friday morning. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Casco Fire/EMS responded to the area of Farm View Drive on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco at 12:55 a.m. for a single vehicle motor vehicle crash. A 1995 Volvo passenger car, owned by Patrick Locke of Casco, left the roadway on a slight curve and hit a large oak tree head on. The vehicle sustained serious front-end damage from the impact. When Fire/EMS personnel arrived, Patrick Locke was attempting to remove the damaged vehicle by using another vehicle. Locke explained to the initial responders and deputies that he was the operator of the damaged vehicle, police reported. Once deputies arrived and began investigating the crash, they determined that Locke’s son, Nathan R. Locke, 19, of Casco was the actual driver of the vehicle and had already been transported to Bridgton Hospital along with a passenger, Nichole Mulrenin, 16, also of Casco. Nathan’s mother transported the two accident victims. Both occupants were wearing seatbelts, and both passenger and driver airbags deployed. Nathan was treated for chest pain and Mulrenin was treated for a possible broken arm, police said. Nathan Locke was charged with OUI and operating without a license. He is scheduled to appear in Bridgton District Court date on Jan. 21, 2014.

Faces assault charge Maine State Police arrested two men in connection with a stabbing last week in Hollis.  Troopers responded to 64 Chadbourne Ridge Road after getting reports of two intoxicated men showing up at the home and confronting residents inside. The two intruders then began fighting each other and in the process, one of the residents of the house was stabbed in the leg.  Police arrested John Siciliani, 27, of Bridgton and Todd Thomas, 44, of Standish. Both were taken the York County Jail. Siciliani was charged with aggravated assault, criminal threatening and criminal mischief. Thomas was charged with assault and violating a previous bail condition from an earlier drunk driving arrest. The homeowner, whose name was not immediately available, was treated at Maine Medical center for a deep stab wound to his leg. Thomas was taken into custody after being treated at the Sanford hospital for injuries sustained in the fight with the second intruder. Troopers later found Siciliani at a convenience store in Hollis and arrested him at gunpoint. Troopers recovered a box cutter, believed to be the weapon used in the stabbing.

Water damage at Town Hall times to use SAD #61’s Stevens Brook Elementary School gym for any length of time, and the town runs basketball programs daily from 4 to 8 p.m. “I don’t have another place to put a basketball team or to put any other sport,” said Colello. “If (Town Hall) isn’t used for recreation, we would be in very big trouble in finding a place for our kids to play.”

August, a deadly month in Maine from Berkley, Mass. was clocked at 100 mph in Wells, and a woman from Acton, Mass. was pulled over in York going 97 mph. The three motorists each received a summons for criminal speed. The woman cited for 97 was driving her two teenage sons to a soccer game in Brunswick. Color Guard duty: State Police served as the color guard

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HALLOWEEN WAS A LOT OF FUN at Sebago Elementary School! Everyone wore black and orange to show their school spirit. Chewonki, a hands-on science program, presented “The Bugmobile” to second graders and “Skeletons” to first graders. Thank you to Loon Echo and the P.T.C. for sponsoring these programs. Leslie McConnell, the school district’s home-to-school liaison, read a story to the Sebago preschoolers. Then, they paraded through the classrooms. Pictured are Mrs. Harmon and her first graders in front of the skeleton of a black bear. his fruit trees. On another island, a black bear was wreaking havoc with landowner’s lawns and fields. The bear was turning over the sod in search of food, and Schaeffer said it looked “like someone took a bulldozer to a field.” The Islands provide very poor habitat for both moose and bear. A hunter shot the bear, which was malnourished and extremely emaciated, and Schaeffer expects that the moose will swim back to the mainland, if it already hasn’t. Region D – Rangeley Lakes and Western Mountains Deer season is off to a strong start in the western mountains region of the state. “Things are looking pretty good. In the southern part

of the region, our deer numbers are back to where we were even pre-2008,” said IFW wildlife biologist Bob Cordes. Word travels fast of big deer in the region, and already there was a 276-pound buck that was taken on opening day in Avon. Cordes is encouraged by what hunters are telling him. “People are seeing a lot of deer, and the number of big deer is swinging back up,” said Cordes who noted that it takes about three and half years for deer in this area to make the 200-pound mark. It still is moose season in parts of this region, so biologists are out taking biological samples from harvested moose. The data collected will give biologists a clearer picture of the moose popu-

lation in the area once it is analyzed this winter. Region E – Moosehead Region In the Moosehead Lake area, deer season has started, but for IFW wildlife biologist Scott McLellan, his focus is on moose season as the Greenville headquarters is a tagging station. When a hunter brings in a moose to register, McLellan gathers a lot of biological data. “We are collecting lungs, ovaries, checking lactation, taking a tooth, taking weights and taking blood samples,” said McLellan. In some states, winter ticks on moose are a major concern. Maine wildlife biologists count the number of ticks in four different small areas of a moose to determine

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Kemper, who said they are getting yearling deer that are dressing out at over 160 pounds. “There’s no shortage of enthusiasm, as the hunting conditions are good, and hunting effort is up in central Maine,” said Kemper. If you are lucky enough to have tagged out on deer this season, try heading up to the Frye Mountain Wildlife Management area for some grouse hunting. Kemper said that several hunters have had good luck up there, and there is a “good crop of grouse.” Region C — Downeast “Obviously, it’s still early, but the early returns show a surprisingly good opening day in terms of success,” said IFW wildlife biologist Tom Schaeffer. While it was a little warmer than some hunters would have liked, it didn’t seem to impact many. “Registrations are way up at tagging stations,” said Schaeffer, “They are showing some numbers that we haven’t seen in recent history.” It’s still moose season in WMD 19, and there are 50 cow permits for the November season. Schaeffer has seen a few registered moose that were tagged earlier in the week. Schaeffer noted that he got two unusual nuisance wildlife calls in the past two weeks that occurred on different coastal islands. The first was a moose that swam out to one of the islands, and a landowner was concerned about the moose browsing on

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‘I’ll always be Lake Region kid’ By Jake Lest Special to the News One year ago, musician Rob Murphy, known to most as “Rookie With Rockets,” was featured in the local newspaper. A few short months later, another story was shared on him, not so much on his musical success, but on his Pike’s Farm apartment, which caught fire in January, costing Rob everything he owned. It became clear that even

ute to the Boston marathon, which was then endorsed by Starbird Music of Portland. His YouTube channel caught the attention of YouTube officials, which soon led to a partnership between Murphy and YouTube, which paid for the content he releases.  As of now, nine months after losing everything he had owned in a fire, Rob now resides in San Antonio, Texas where he now has his own recording studio and is releasing YouTube videos

Hunting report (Continued from Page A) recessive gene. McLellan noted that there have been several deer over 200 pounds taken already, and one lucky hunter who came to the tagging station had both a deer and a moose. Region F – Penobscot Region The deer season has started strong in the Penobscot region “In the southern part of the region, Corinth and Hudson, they are getting good numbers of deer,” said IFW wildlife biologist Allen Starr, “They are up to 40 in Corinth and 25 in Hudson.” Starr has already seen some large deer, including several over 200 pounds. “I’ve seen one that was 218 and another at 245,” said Starr, “there was another from the Katahdin Ironworks area that was 12 points and 232 pounds.” “The deer are in really good condition and the necks on these bucks were swollen,” said Starr. “The season started a little later this year and the bucks are already moving.” Starr is encouraged by what he has seen. “Numbers are up at all of our tagging stations,” said Starr. Region G – The County The numbers are coming in, and hunters of all ages are doing well in The County. “Youth day went well, we had 12 deer registered in Ashland, 11 in Presque Isle, and seven in Mapleton,” said IFW wildlife biologist Rich Hoppe. “On residents opening day, effort was up considerably.” “People are seeing more deer. The weather is good as it has been fairly cool most mornings. The bare ground and the cool weather keeps the deer moving,” said Hoppe. It is also the last week of moose season in The County, and the numbers keep coming in. “The first day, Quigley’s in Fort Kent tagged 67 moose and we tagged 65 in Ashland. The next day, Quigley’s was in the 60s and Ashland was in the 40s. Overall, people are still seeing a lot of moose,” said Hoppe. Hoppe also noted the condition of the moose taken is excellent. “The percentage of body fat on the moose is a lot higher. They just have tons of fat, and that goes hand in hand with the quality of the bulls. Calves seem to be 20 to 25% heavier,” said Hoppe. “We’ve got excellent habitat, had good winters and the moose that are coming in are high-quality animals,” remarked Hoppe.

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CONWAY, N.H. — Virginia Moore, executive director of Conway Area Humane Society, will be receiving a Spirit of New Hampshire Award Nov. 14 at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H. Moore is being recognized for her commitment and tireless work in animal welfare in the Mt. Washington Valley CUDDLES WITH TIGGER — Tigger gets a sweet hug from a special fan from ABC throughout the past eight years. Academy in Bridgton following the group’s Halloween costume walk. SPIRIT, Page A

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Committee dumps ‘Option C’ (Continued from Page A) asked whether SAD 72 was under any time limit regarding when it would take a specific “option” to a public referendum vote. Superintendent Robinson responded, “No,” but did say it would be in the best interest of Snow School students and faculty to move forward in a timely fashion. Change the formula When the state reversed field from paying 100% of the Snow School project to 66%, the remaining 34% of the estimated $20 million project price tag would mainly fall to four of the seven towns in SAD 72. Taxpayers cried foul, believing that if the state would no longer pick up the tab, the local share should be shared equally by all towns. The state funding formula sides heavily on property

valuation. In neighboring SAD 61, just Casco is eligible for state aid — Bridgton, Naples and Sebago are now “nonreceivers” due to high town valuations, driven mainly by lakefront properties. The same is occurring in SAD 72, where towns like Lovell, Denmark, Stoneham and Sweden carry high state valuations — thus no state aid, which costs are then borne by local taxpayers. SAD 72 will investigate the possibility of gaining legislative approval to change the formula so all seven towns will share in the Snow School project costs. A committee will be formed consisting of two representatives from each town, along with a school board member from each community. The group will meet with a state facilitator.

Robinson will also attend the session to provide budgetary information. “Once a facilitator is named, we’ll give the towns a 15-day notice of a meeting date, at which time, town officials can select their representatives,” Robinson said. The group could meet once or hold additional discussions. Then, the question would be brought to voters. If approved, the move would then require legislative approval. In other news • Directors agreed to allow PTOs to sell “cookie dough” as part of fundraisers. A Snow School PTO member informed directors that Principal Mark Schrader had initially informed them they could not sell the item because it was against the district’s Health and Wellness policy.

Director Kathiann Shorey told the board that the Health and Wellness Team spent many hours working on a policy that included nutritional values of food to be served and sold at schools — following USDA guidelines. The policy, however, does not ban the sale of such items like cookie dough outside of the school buildings. So, directors agreed to allow the sale of cookie dough as long as sales did not take place on school properties. • SAD 72 will apply to the state to purchase three new buses, with the hopes of at least landing two. One bus is in dire need of replacement, topping 180,000 miles. • The next school board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Molly Ockett Middle School.

(Continued from Page A) posal despite the potential conflict of interest, because otherwise the board could not proceed at all on a proposal that would benefit many others in town, he said. Maine Municipal Association’s Legal Services Department was contacted for advice on the idea. MMA Staff Attorney Susanne Pilgrim wrote back to say that giving veterans a exemption form building permit fees was “sup-

portable,” but that the definition of a “veteran” needed to be carefully defined. The board agreed that such a waiver should not be limited to certain wars, such as in Rochester, N.H., where that city’s current exemption applies only to those who’ve served in World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The waiver should also not be limited to veterans, which by definition are those who’ve retired from active

service, the board agreed. Taft wanted to limit the number of waivers given to any individual to two, and also to make it applicable only to the primary residence, and not to accessory structures. But other board members disagreed; saying the number of fee waivers given out by the town under the proposal would not be so numerous to justify such a limitation. Pilgrim cautioned the

(Continued from Page A) Moore has been with CAHS since 2006, serving in several capacities during her tenure, and was promoted to her present position of executive director/board member in November of 2012. She

has proven to be instrumental in helping the organization weather numerous changes and challenges during that time, yet has always maintained a focus on how best to help the animals in the shelter’s care.

“The board of directors, staff, and volunteer-corps of CAHS take special pride that Virginia Moore has been chosen by Volunteer NH to receive a Spirit of New Hampshire Award for 2013,” said Board Chair, Les Schoof. He added, “It’s a chance for everyone to better appreciate how lucky the valley is to count Virginia among the inspiring leaders who give of their time and energy, making this community a great place to live and volunteer.”

town to consider how the proposed fee exemption might impact the budget, pointing out that building permit fees are intended to recoup some of the administrative costs of review. “If you create the exemption, will the loss of revenue be significant? The board didn’t seem to think so on Tuesday, as no concerns were expressed about loss of revenue. Pilgrim also wanted the town to keep in mind that providing waivers for veterans or active duty military personnel might prompt other groups in town to ask for exemptions as well. Hoyt favored adding the stipulation that waivers only be given to those who were honorably discharged, but Taft disagreed. Taft said the military has a wide range of reasons for giving dishonorable discharges. “You could wind up with a dishonorable discharge if your politics aren’t correct,” Taft said. Hoyt said he wouldn’t insist on the “honorable discharge” designation if the majority on the board disagreed. Resident Bill Vincent pointed out that the military also has a discharge designation that is less than honorable while not being “dishonorable” — as when a person is discharged because of a pressing need in their family. A veteran’s discharge status could be verified by the town through that person’s DD-214 form, it was pointed out.

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Results from the Building Project survey include: • 420 surveys were returned. Some of those represented multiple people within the same household. Those responding: 132 Fryeburg, 115 Lovell, 57 Denmark, 54 Brownfield, 24 Sweden, 20 Stow, 18 Stoneham. Over 4,600 surveys were mailed out to the seven SAD 72 school district towns, and it was also posted online. • 72% of respondents support a state-funded building project. 301 Yes, 119 No. • The most important factor to respondents was “keeping community schools open.” From most to least important factors were: — Keeping community schools open (160/38%) — Achieving equality of educational programming and facilities for all students K-8 (78/19%) — Reducing my taxes (70/17%) — The impact of options on children and families (56/13%) — The financial impact in Denmark, Lovell, Stoneham and Sweden (38/9%) — School safety through the elimination of portable classrooms (18/4%) • Would you support a state-funded (currently 66%) building project at referendum that replaces the Snow School but keeps New Suncook and Denmark open? 269 Yes, 151 No. • If you answered “yes” to the previous question, does that mean you would be willing to pay more in educational costs to maintain three elementary schools? 207 Yes, 78 No. • Would you support a building project at referendum that would achieve cost savings if it meant closing one or more elementary schools and having all students on one campus? 159 Yes, 261 No.

Dinner tabled (Continued from Page A) to CrossWalk must reside in the organization’s serving area of Naples, Sebago, Harrison, Casco or Bridgton. “We need your help. Please do help refer a veteran to us so we can honor them this holiday season,” Moore said. The referral deadline is Dec. 7 by e-mailing crosswalkoutreach@yahoo.com or calling 615-3226.  “We want to thank all of our veterans from our communities for their great sacrifice for our freedoms. We also wish to thank all of our volunteers from our past Thanksgiving dinners for their willingness to give of themselves on a holiday to serve their community,” Moore said. “Next year, we will be back and ready to serve you with willing hands and open hearts.” On behalf of CrossWalk Community Outreach, its board members and volunteers, “we wish all our Lake Region community members a very blessed Thanksgiving and a very happy holiday season,” Moore said.

Need for heat

(Continued from Page A) from last year. In previous years, the United Way of Greater Portland has helped, but mostly it is the people of Bridgton.  “Again we are asking for your contributions,” Lone said. “Thank you for keeping friends and neighbors warm.” The BCC is honored to administer this program for the generous and thoughtful contributors. Please make your donation to the BCC Fuel Collaborative, Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton. The Bridgton Community Center is a 501(c)3 and your contribution is tax deductible. 

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Honoring Our Veterans

November 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

The soldier on crutches He came down the stairs on the laughter-filled grill Where patriots were eating and drinking their fill, The tap of his crutch on the marble of white Caught my ear as I sat all alone there that night. I turned — and a soldier my eyes fell upon, He had fought for his country, and one leg was gone! As he entered a silence fell over the place; Every eye in the room was turned up to his face. His head was up high and his eyes seemed aflame With a wonderful light, and he laughed as he came. He was young — not yet thirty — yet never he made One sign of regret for the price he had paid. One moment before this young soldier came in I had caught bits of speech in the clatter and din From the fine men about me in life’s dress parade Who were boasting the cash sacrifices they’d made; And I’d thought of my own paltry service with pride, When I turned and that hero of battle I spied. I shall never forget the hot flushes of shame That rushed to my cheeks as that young fellow came. He was cheerful and smiling and clear-eyed and fine And out of his face golden light seemed to shine. And I thought as he passed me on crutches: “How small Are the gifts that I make if I don’t give my all.” Some day in the future in many a place More soldiers just like him we’ll have to face. We must sit with them, talk with them, laugh with them, too With the signs of their service forever in view And this was my thought as I look at him then — Oh, God! Make me worthy to stand with such men.


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FINALLY JOINED FORCES — The Rhythm Future Quartet, formed by four musicians who performed solo for many years, will offer Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions in a concert on Saturday, Nov. 30 at The Saco River Theatre in Bar Mills. For tickets/reservations, call 929-6472. (See story on page 3.)

FRYEBURG — New England-based performing artist Jonathan Sarty releases his new album, Cold River Radio Standards Volume 1, a collection of classic American Jazz hits as performed with his new Cold River Radio Band, with a live performance at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg on Sunday, Dec. 8. Sarty has received recognition throughout New England as a charismatic, versatile, and dynamic performer. As host of the New England-based radio variety show, the Cold River Radio Show, Sarty has performed a selection of classic standards with his Cold River Radio Band. The popular new show held live bi-monthly at Theater In the Wood and broadcast on 93.5 WMWV features authors, storytellers and musical acts, but the December album release is an exclusive Sarty and the Cold River Radio Band performance. The combination live and studio album covers material Sarty performs with his Cold River Radio Band, a collective of Boston-based musicians and special guests. Preceding the concert

will be a silent auction and fundraising event to support operating costs for the Cold River Radio Show 2014 year. Among the featured items is an original oil on canvas by world-renowned New England Artist Erik Koeppel. Doors open to general public at 6:30 p.m., the con-

cert is at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $15 and are available at Spice and Grain Natural Foods Store in Fryeburg, White Birch Books in North Conway, N.H., J-Town Deli in Jackson, N.H., Water’s Edge Gallery in Bridgton, online at Coldriverradio.com, or at the door until sold out.

JONATHAN SARTY will release his new CD, Cold River Radio Standards Volume 1, at a live performance at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg on Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are now on sale. 

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that populate the town, and the talented young thespians that bring them to life under the expert direction of Eugene Long, make this satire on life in rural America even more delightful.  Advance tickets are $8

adults and $6 students and seniors (over 60), $2 less than at the door, and are available at Bridgton Books, Hawthorne’s Attic, Lake Region House of Pizza and the Lake Region High School office.  

LOCKE MILLS — The Oxford County Educators Association-Retired (OCEAR) will hold their last monthly meeting before the “winter break” on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Locke Mills American Legion Hall. Sign-in and socialization begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m. The American Legion will provide a meal at noon. The 1 p.m. program will feature Lou Ureneck, author

of Cabin, two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine. Ureneck teaches journalism at Boston University, and will talk about how he and his brothers came to Maine, why they bought five acres of land, and what experiences they shared in the process. One of the fundraisers this month is a calendar raffle to raise money for annual scholarships of $500, which OCEA-R presents annually to several students headed

for college. The 15 winners will be announced at the meeting. Any members who have helped with this raffle should turn in their tickets at the beginning of the meeting. There will also be a “silent auction” with items reflecting a Christmas theme. The October meeting featured Dee Snow, a therapist at Stephens Memorial Hospital, who explained to the group the wide variety of therapy programs available to the public through the hospital. It was an interesting and helpful presentation. Some of their members have benefited from these programs. Any person who lives in Oxford County and was involved in education before retirement is welcome to attend meetings and is encouraged to join the group. OCEA-R provides an opportunity for people to socialize, to serve their communities, and to support programs and issues important to retired educators. Librarians, custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, anyone who worked in the school environment is welcome.

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November 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

The chili gets better every year There were 13 contestants vying for bragging rights at the 6th Annual Battle of the Bowls Chili Challenge Nov. 10. As usual, the judges had a hard time picking the winners; some liked it hot, some liked it mild. And there were many that filled both categories. In the People’s Choice category, the Armington family took first place, followed by the Wicked Good Store in second and Chris and Stacey Mills in third. The Judges’ picks were Diane Caracciola for first place, Mary Heroux for second place and a tie for third place between Peto Paulette/Sherri Pratt and the Wicked Good Store. This year was tough, as the chili gets better every year — as seen by how much difference there was between the Peoples’ and Judges’ Choices. Heroux won the Best Table Décor, and the Junior Division winners were the Molly Ockett Class. Winners or not, what does matter is how much money was raised. The committee did such a good job on promotion that around 100 people turned out, spending over $1,200 between the raffle/ bake sale and on chili tasting. The money goes to the Lovell

Friends Helping Friends fund for fuel assistance. The judges had a great time as usual, and their tummies survived for another year. The 8th annual running/ walking of the Gasping Gobbler will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, starting at 10 a.m. This event is open to both runners and walkers, with awards for both categories and turkeys going to the first place finishers in both the run/walk and the person in the middle of the pack. The first place teen finisher will receive an apple pie. All the activities take place at the Lovell Rec Field on Smarts Hill Road. The entry fee before Thursday, Nov. 21, is $12; the fee is $15 thereafter. For three family members, the cost is $30, with a fee of $6 for additional members. An award ceremony and lunch will be held after the race at the VFW Hall. This is a fun event and benefits Lovell Recreation programs. Registration and release forms are available in local stores. Yes, Christmas is coming, and the “Giving Trees” are at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, the Wicked Good Store and Rosie’s. On

Area Events St. Joseph Women’s Guild Holiday Fair

Come one, come all, to select from a wide variety of homemade crafts at the St. Joseph Women’s Guild Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Parish Hall at the church at 225 South High Street, Bridgton. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., also will feature home-baked goodies, a white elephant sale and special raffle items, including a basket of cheer. Bring home dessert, or bread for dinner or breakfast.

Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 ehurst3@yahoo.com each of these trees is a tag with the name of a child who lives in the SAD #72 area who needs our help for a Merry Christmas. The tag gives age information and the gift requested, which sort of makes your task easy. You just take the ticket stub and put it in the jar to show that gift tag was taken. Buy the gift and wrap it with the tag on it, and return it to where you got the tag. Think of the joy someone will experience through your generosity. Merry Christmas. It’s that time again for parents and graduating students to apply for a Warren B. and John W. McKeen Scholarship. Both the McKeens were interested in the youth of Lovell. The winter fishing derby for the youngsters is named in honor of John Mckeen. Any senior who is expecting to attend a liberal arts or voca-

tional school after graduation and has been a resident of Lovell for at least a year can apply. To apply, obtain an application at the Lovell Town Office or at the office of the Foundation Trustee, Peter J. Malia Jr., Hastings Malia P.A., P.O. Box 290, 376 Main Street, Fryeburg ME 04037, call 935-2061 or pick one up at the Fryeburg Academy Guidance Office. Applications must be received for consideration by Jan. 31, 2014. Congratulations go out to Peter Malia for having his name added as a partner to the distinguished law firm of Hastings Malia Attorneys at Law. This firm has been a family law firm serving Maine and New Hampshire since 1847. Bet Katie and the boys are proud. Peter has a soft spot in

HARRISON — The Ronald St. John VFW, 176 Waterford Road in Harrison, will be holding their popular breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. The menu includes scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, biscuits and gravy, sweet breads, fruit cups, orange juice and beverage. Cost is $6 adults, $3 children under 10.

New Bible Study Group on Gospel of Luke

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road, Bridgton, is offering a four-week Bible study of the Gospel of Luke. The group meets Monday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, and classes run from Monday, Nov. 18 to Monday, Dec. 9. All are welcome; bring a Bible or one can be provided for you. Margaret and Terry Reimer will be instructors for the class, which will look at how the book of Luke is who it was originally written for, and its charChristmas Fair at Bradley Memorial Church structured, acteristic teaching methods and message. The Gospel of FRYEBURG — A Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, Luke is perhaps the most accessible of the four gospels, as Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bradley Memorial United it is the only one written for those not steeped in the Jewish Methodist Church, Fryeburg Harbor. There’ll be Christmas tradition. items, a bake table and white elephant treasures.

my heart for what he did the night of my daughter Robin’s benefit dinner. Unbeknownst to me, the gas in the kitchen stove went out, and an SOS went out to Peter’s wife, Katie who was the go-to person. When told what happened, Peter grabbed his outdoor grill and headed to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and set it up outside (in January!) to keep the sauce and spaghetti hot. What a guy. The Friends of Christine Greer are holding a benefit supper on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg to help the family with funeral expenses. Christine Greer, daughter of Sheila Smith of Lovell, passed away suddenly Oct. 25, 2013. The menu for the dinner will roast tenderloin pork, potatoes, peas, applesauce, rolls, beverage and dessert. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Takeout

will be available. For those who would like takeout, or can’t attend but would like to make a donation, or just help out, contact Penny Parmenter at 890-0708 or mail donations to Penny Parmenter, 140 Corn Shop Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037. 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. 

Rhythm Future Quartet at SRT BAR MILLS — Combining their talents has proved a good move for the four members of The Rhythm Future Quartet, who will perform on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at The Saco River Theatre (formerly the Saco River Grange Hall), 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. This special group recently recorded and released a live four-song EP, which has received worldwide critical acclaim. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. Violinist Jason Anick, guitarists Olli Soikkeli and Vinny Raniolo, and bassist Greg Loughman have for many years been individually performing, alongside top Gypsy jazz/swing musicians such as John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. Reservations are advised; call 929-6472.

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Obituaries

Ronald A. Lee

Ovide V. Richard Sr.

Donald B. Hill

PORTLAND — Ronald Anthony Lee, 62, of Gray, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. His devoted partner of 18 years, Andrea Maloney, was by his side. Born in Norwood, Mass. on Oct. 20, 1951, Ron was the son of the late Roy M. and Annie M. (Giandomenico) Lee of Walpole, Mass. Ron graduated from Walpole High School in 1969, where he lettered in both hockey and baseball. Ron was a hard worker and wore many hats during his lifetime, including production supervisor at IDEXX, distribution manager at the Portland Press Herald and course superintendent at Freeport Country Club. Besides his partner, Andrea, Ron is survived by his sons R. Michael Lee of Cambridge, Mass., Craig A. Lee of Bloomington, Minn., and Rory and Taylor Maloney of Gray; his siblings, Roy F. Lee of Walpole, Robert Lee of Brewster, Mass. and Joanne Harrison of Naples; and many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial celebration of Ron’s life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main Street in Walpole, Mass. Services will be followed by luncheon at 2 p.m. at the Lafayette House on 109 Washington Street (Route 1), Foxboro, Mass. Please visit www.advantageportland.com for a more detailed obituary as well as to sign Ron’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ron’s memory to: The Jett Foundation for the research and treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 68 Evergreen Street, Suite 1, Kingston, MA 02364 (info@jettfoundation).

WEST BALDWIN — Ovide V. Richard Sr., 74, of West Baldwin, formerly of Windham and Westbrook, died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born in Westbrook on May 19, 1939, the son of late Donat and Evangeline (LeBlanc) Richard. Mr. Richard attended Westbrook schools and lived in Westbrook until 1964. He married Edna M. Parker and started his working career. He worked for Dana Warp Mills from 1956–1957, Sebago Moc from 1958–1961 and S.D. Warren from 1961–1998, retiring in 1998. Mr. Richard participated in a bowling league from 1956 to 1965. He enjoyed umpiring and coaching for 15 years. Ovide also loved country music and traveling. He also enjoyed driving. He drove to all lower 48 states from 2005–2012. Ovide has most recently lived in West Baldwin since 2005. He shared 32 years of marriage with the late Edna M. (Parker) Richard, who died in 1996. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Mark Richard in 1989; and by his siblings, Rita, Venita, Arthur, Robert, Rene, Roger Richard, Dorila Richard Galipeau and Lorraine Richard LeBlanc. Surviving family include a son, Ovide “Buddy” V. Richard Jr.; a daughter, Julie A. McIntire; four grandchildren; and siblings, Alfred Richard, Jeannette Richard Swett and Yvonne Richard Spizuoco. Ovide is also survived by his fiancée of many years, Virginia Norton. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a public graveside service on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at the Mayberry Cemetery, Park Road, Windham. Immediately following there will be a celebration of his life at the White Rock Community Club, 34 Wilson Road, Gorham. For online condolences, please visit www. dolbyfuneralchapels.com

HARRISON — Donald “Don” B. Hill, 69, of Harrison died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at the Togus VA Hospital in Augusta after a long illness. He was born in Providence, R.I. on Dec. 12, 1943, the son of Arthur Hill and Alice (Pratt) Hill. Donald joined the United States Navy after high school and served during the Vietnam era as a jet aircraft servicer (jet mechanic). After serving his tour of duty, he worked in the Boston area for many years before settling down in Harrison in 1982. Don worked as a drywall installer in Harrison then went to work at Dielectric in Raymond, retiring in 2005. Donald had a passion for flowers and spent many hours in his gardens. His flower arrangements brightened many faces. He was delighted to bring his arrangements down to the bank in town every week. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 155 in Naples. Don also set up at the Naples and Bridgton farmers’ markets. Donald was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Ronald Hill. He is survived by his brother, David Hill of Massachusetts; his sister, Sandy Hill of Florida; several nephews, nieces and cousins. A celebration of Donald’s life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at 930 Maple Ridge Road, Harrison. Although Donald loved flowers, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to your favorite charity.

Warren E. Kimball Sr. LEWISTON — Warren Edward Kimball Sr., 59, of Windham, died of natural causes on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at 10:25 a.m., at Marshwood Center in Lewiston. He was born on Jan. 8, 1954, in Yarmouth, the son of Lester I. Kimball and Joan E. (Sylvester) Kimball Warren enjoyed dancing, fishing, hunting, camping, motorcycling, and especially spending time with family and friends. He was always on the go. He was self-employed as a truck driver for most of his life and also was always making a buck, wheeling and dealing. Warren was predeceased by his parents, Lester and Joan Kimball. He is survived by his son, Warren Kimball Jr. of New Gloucester; his two grandchildren; his sister, Linda Stout of Brownfield; two brothers, Ernie of Standish and Rick Kimball of Casco; his aunt; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families whom he was so proud and fond of. At Warren’s request, there will be no services held. Condolences may be expressed at Funeralalternatives.net

Charlotte L. Dolloff SCARBOROUGH — Charlotte L. “Kiki” Dolloff, 96, of Scarborough died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Pine Point Center in Scarborough. Charlotte, who was affectionately known as “Kiki,” was born in Brockton, Mass. on Aug. 9, 1917 the daughter of the late Aaron R. and Emily (White) Burnham. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Maynard A. Dolloff, who died in 2003. Family members include three sons, Robert M. Dolloff of Windham and Naples, Fla., C. Richard Dolloff of Raymond and Harold A. Dolloff of Summerfield, Fla.; a daughter, Joanne Dolloff Merrill of Standish; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Black Point Cemetery, Black Point Road, Scarborough, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at The Bridgton News 11 a.m. For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com. Dolby Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

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Kay L. Greene THE VILLAGES, FLA. — Kay Louise Greene, 75, of The Villages, Fla., passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at The Villages Regional Hospital. She was born on April 9, 1938 in Calais, to Gilbert and Blanche (Mahar) Leighton. Kay was a licensed practical nurse and retired as a Postmaster from the United States Postal Service after 25 years of service. She and her husband relocated to The Villages, Fla., 13 years ago from Kittery. Her hobbies included playing golf, which included achieving two holesin-one, and traveling. She specifically enjoyed her summer-long RV trip through Alaska with her husband and dog Angel. Kay traveled to almost every state in the country as well as abroad to England. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and organizing family reunions. Kay is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Richard of The Villages, Fla.; son, Douglas L. Greene of Summerfield, Fla.; daughter, Linda Blanche O’Donnell of Scarborough; adopted son, George Carman of New Gloucester; sister, Janet Brown; seven grandchildren including Nicholas Greene of Casco; and two great-grandchildren including Layla Ellen Greene of Casco. She was preceded in death by her parents; and five siblings, Sybil, Carlton “Gil,” Lewis, Erlin and Huey. A graveside service will be held at Gray Village Cemetery in the spring. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

family of Anthony Longley Thank You The would like to thank all of those

who help us during this difficult time by making food, sending cards and flowers, and spending time with us; special thanks also to those who made donations to Harvest Hills. Although individuals number far too many to mention all by name, we do need to thank Ed and Evelyn Rosen, Tom Rosen, the pilots of Limington-Harmon Airport, Tony Gallinari, Tony Pike and Dave Murphy. The love, support and friendship from our community is greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten by any of us. Bonnie Longley, Holly Longley Dani Longley and Chris Dyer and Grandchildren Reuben and Carly Dyer

Jane C. Moore STONEHAM — Jane C. Moore, 71, of Stoneham, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at her home. She was born in Lewiston on June 15, 1942, the daughter of Henry and Catherine Carr Getchell. She graduated from Norway High School and had been employed at Wilner Wood Products. Later, she became a caregiver for Medical Care Development. She was a cat lover. She enjoyed reading, going for walks in the woods, outdoor life and canoeing. She is survived by the love of her life, George Allen of Stoneham; two daughters, Gail Morang of South Paris and Lynn Wiles of Oxford; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and George’s son, Dana Allen of Wilton and their two children. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com At her request, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

Peter J. Hill SWEDEN — Peter J. Hill, 42, of Standish, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. He was born in Portland on May 19, 1971, the son of Robert J. and Patricia J. Lahti Hill. He attended Fryeburg Academy and faithfully served our country in the U.S. Army during the Gulf War. He was a machinist, employed at Tube Hollows International. He enjoyed hunting, fishing (trouting), working with his power saw and tinkering, golfing and playing volleyball. He was a fan of NASCAR and the Patriots. He was very caring and outgoing. He would do anything for anyone. He would give you the shirt off his back. He is survived by his parents; his girlfriend, Chantelle Bigonski; three aunts, June Hill, Janet Truman and Linda Blackwell; his grandmother, Agnes Lahti; friend Alice McKinna; and cousins. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Martha Connell OTISFIELD — Martha Connell, 95, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Country Village Assisted Living in Casco after a long period of declining health. Martha, daughter of Silas and Amy Nutting, was born in Otisfield in 1918. She grew up in Otisfield and South Paris, attending schools in South Paris. She was a 1941 Graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and a member Chi Sigma Theta Sorority during her years at Wheaton. After graduation Martha became a teacher, working primarily with first and second grade students. Early in her career she taught in Milo and Bath before moving to Mass. to teach in Belmont and Summerville. It was there she met William and later married in 1951. In 1954, after having two sons, Martha and William moved to Otisfield to assist with the care of her parents. While in living in Otisfield, Martha taught at many area schools including Casco, Oxford, and Otisfield. She was an active member of the Spurrs Corner Church her entire life and taught Sunday School there for many years. Martha loved and was devoted to her entire family as well as countless friends and former students who were remembered every birthday and Christmas. Martha was predeceased by husband William; brothers Albert Deane and Theodore Nutting; sisters Charlotte Porter and Ruth Hacker; nephew George Porter; niece Marjorie Porter; as well as special friend Charlotte Robinson. Surviving are sons Patrick and companion Diane Diconzo of Portland, and Peter and wife Karla of Norway; grandchildren Jared and companion Maura Mikan of South Boston, Mass., and Jodi and fiancé Clint Hoberg of Austin, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Maria Connell of Columbia, S.C.; nephew Robert and wife Madeline of Gray; nieces Nancy Coombs of Otisfield, Dorcus and husband John Barlow of Cherokee, Iowa, and Gail Dubov of Lawton, Okla.; and many special grandnieces and grandnephews. Special thanks to all the staff at Country Village Assisted Living in Casco for their devotion to Martha’s care over the last few years of her life. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Country Village Assisted Living Activity Fund, PO Box 600, Casco, ME 04015. Visiting hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Hall Funeral Home in Casco, where a funeral service will be held immediately following the visiting hour at 2 p.m.

NEW WORK by award-winning artist Varvara Harmon is now showing through the holidays at Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell.

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CENTER LOVELL — Harvest Gold Gallery, located in Center Lovell, features a spectacular collection of new paintings created by Varvara Harmon now through the holidays.  Varvara, originally from Volzhk, Russia, has been a Maine resident since 2001. Her talent began during childhood. Varvara went to Volzhk Art School, where she earned a diploma in art studies. She also studied at Moscow Geological Exploration Academy and earned a degree in Geological Studies. Varvara then worked as a geologist in Russia. Geology and gems are part of the inspiration behind her art. Varvara’s paintings have been displayed in many solo and group exhibitions. She is the only artist to ever have a solo exhibition at the Museum of V.E. Lenin, in Kaza, Russia. She has also won many awards for her paintings, and is a member of the International Guild of Realism.  Varvaras paintings have also been published several times in renowned publications. Harvest Gold has the honor of displaying her creations, Yellow Tulips, and Roses on Silk, both featured in Best of America Oil Artists, 2009. Harvest Gold Gallery is located on Route 5 in Center Lovell. For inquiries, call the gallery at 925-6502, or go to the website at www.harvestgoldgallery.com


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BOXFUL OF CARING — Doreen Adams, chair of the Community Outreach Council at Stephens Memorial Hospital, poses with one of six boxes that were filled with necessities by hospital employees and donated to the Norway division of SafeVoices, an Auburn nonprofit that helps battered women and children. The employees donated sheets, towels, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and other items to be distributed to domestic violence victims in the Oxford Hills. 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 — Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Hiram Elementary School, Hiram. 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. Sun., Nov. 17 — FinnishAmerican Heritage Society, business meeting 2 p.m., then local film The Immigrants, 8 Maple St., West Paris. Public invited. Mon., Nov. 18 — Free Reiki practice session, 57 p.m., Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston. FMI: 1877-336-7287. Wed., Nov. 20 — Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner & Stuff Swap, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Otisfield Community Hall, Rte. 121. FMI: 627-4374, 539-4846. Thur., Nov. 21 — Program honoring WWII veterans by New Gloucester Historical Society, 7 p.m., New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Rd. Sat., Nov. 23 — Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI: 929-6472. Sun., Nov. 24 — Rick Charette Annual Holiday Benefit Concert, 2 p.m., Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-7794. ONGOING WEEKLY 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

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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 (Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 20). 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, 79 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop

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BRIDGTON Thur., Nov. 14 — Lakes Region Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church, 368 Harrison Rd. 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 — St. Joseph Women’s Guild Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 So. High St. 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: jon@lelt.org, 6474352. Mon., Nov. 18 — Start of 4-week Bible Study on Gospel of Luke, 6 to 7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Rd. Mon., Nov. 18 — Lakeside Garden Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Community Center. Wed., Nov. 20 — Senior Lunch special Thanksgiving Dinner, noon, Community Center. Wed., Nov. 20 — Bridgton Community Center Board Meeting, 6 p.m., Community Center. Thur., Nov. 21 — Senior College membership meeting, 1 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Nov. 22 — Norway Savings Bank staff reading children’s books aloud, 910:30 a.m., Bridgton Literary Taskforce officially ends Christmas Book Drive, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton branch, Pondicherry Square, refreshments provided. Fri., Nov. 22 — LELT digital tour of preserves by Stewardship Coordinator and photographer Jon Evans, 5 p.m., LELT office, Depot St. Fri., Nov. 22 — Chamber Annual Dinner & Awards, social time 5:30 p.m., Angus King speech 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., awards to follow, Shawnee Peak. Reservations required. FMI: 647-3472. Fri., Nov. 22 — Deadline to apply for Adopt-a-Child for Christmas clothing distribution, return form to First Congregational Church, 33 So. High St. FMI: cjnolan765@ gmail.com Sat., Nov. 23 — Ladies Day Out, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., participating Bridgton businesses. Sun., Nov. 24 — Open Mic, 6 to 9 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. BROWNFIELD Fri., Nov. 15 — Rec Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. DENMARK Fri., Nov. 15 — Easy hike to Deer Hills, Evans Notch, Me., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Thur., Nov. 21 — Crystal Bowl Therapy, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nurture Through Nature. FMI: 595-2695. Fri., Nov. 22 — Difficult & long hike to Passaconaway Mountain, Kancamagus Hywy, N.H., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 7 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Sat., Nov. 16 — Christmas

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. 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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Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bradley Memorial Methodist Church, Fryeburg Harbor. Sat., Nov. 16 — 8th Annual Bountiful Harvest and Food Festival, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds Expo Center. FMI: 935-2155. Sat., Nov. 23 — Benefit Supper for Christine Greer family, 5-7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. FMI: 8900708. Sun., Nov. 24 — Fryeburg Teachers Association Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wadsworth Arena, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-5004. HARRISON Thur., Nov. 14 — Town Clerk’s Office closed at Town Office, all other departments open. 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. Mon., Nov. 18 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., United Parish of Harrison and North Bridgton, in Village, sponsored by Harrison Lions. Wed., Nov. 20 — Final registration for Harrison Ski/ Snowboard Program, 5-7 p.m., Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 583-4477, 5832683. Sat., Nov. 23 — Dance with The Tina Kelly Band, 8 p.m. to midnight, Harrison VFW, Waterford Rd. LOVELL Sat., Nov. 16 — Snowflake Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. Sat., Nov. 23 — Advent Open House at Lovell United Church of Christ, 10 a.m. to noon, church vestry. FMI: 928-2080. Sat., Nov. 23 — Gasping Gobbler 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m., Lovell Rec Field. Sat., Nov. 23 — Silent Auction by New Suncook PTA, New Suncook School. FMI: stachual1@aol.com NAPLES Thur., Nov. 14 — Songo Garden Club, making cornucopia flower arrangement, 7 p.m., Singer Center. Must RSVP to Debbie Dean at 6934871. Sat., Nov. 16 — Ho Ho Ho Craft & Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Edes Falls Community Hall. Tue., Nov. 19 — Medicare Part D with Phil Ohman, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., library. Tue., Nov. 19 — Movie, Monsters University, 4 p.m., library. Tue., Nov. 19 — Training for NPL online access, 6 p.m., library. Wed., Nov. 20 — Book Group, M.L. Steadman’s The Light Between Oceans, 1:30 p.m., library. Wed., Nov. 20 — Squash & Apples: tasting, with recipes, 7 p.m., library. Thur., Nov. 21 — Pokeman Club 4-5 p.m., library. Thur.-Sun., Nov. 21-24 — LRHS Drama Club presents Greater Tuna, 7 p.m. Thur.Sat., 2 and 7 p.m. Sun., Lake Region High School. 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. Mon., Nov. 18 — Pajama Story Time, author Brenda Reeves Sturgis, 6 p.m., library. Wed., Nov. 20 — “Money in Politics,” with clean campaign speaker B.J. McCollister, 6:30 p.m., library. WATERFORD Thur., Nov. 21 — Community Potluck Supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Waterford Flat. AREA EVENTS Thur., Nov. 14 — Heartsaver First Aid Class, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital Boardroom, 181 Main St.,

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Festival of Lights parade to herald the holidays Jim Mains will return to the public eye as the master of ceremonies for the 11th annual Festival of Lights Parade, set for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m., immediately following the Candlelight Stroll on Main Street. And although he’ll announce the floats as they parade through downtown Main Street, it isn’t Mains’ place to judge them. That job, this year, goes to his successor as director at the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Barbara Clark. She won’t be alone in the judging, however; the Most Beautiful, Most Entertaining and Most Creative floats will also be chosen by Bridgton Recreation Director Gary Colello and Kristine Karlsson of Chalmers Insurance Group. The parade will begin from Stevens Brook Elementary School, turn left onto Main Street and go all the way up Main Hill before circling around and down to turn right onto Depot Street. At

Skillings Circle the parade ends with Santa and Mrs. Claus the last to disembark in time for a tree-lighting ceremony and announcement of awards at the Bridgton Community Center. Festival of Lights Organizer Ken Murphy said he expects to see at least 25 floats and entries, same as last year, only sporting this year’s theme of “Winter Wonderland.” All who’ve entered to be in the parade should call Murphy to find out their position in the parade, as the parade lineup is very important, he said. “It’s going to be an exciting and festive start to the holiday season,” said Murphy, the chamber president and a Bridgton Selectman. But as much as you might be tempted, he said, please don’t honk your horn when the parade passes by; most floats will have music and there will be horses in the parade. Murphy reminds everyone to dress warmly, and plan ahead for the road closures. Depot Street, in front of the

Area Events (Continued from Page B) 6 p.m. All are welcome. The Community House is located in Waterford Flat on Plummer Hill Road, behind the village green next door to the church. Community suppers are held on the third Thursday of each month through May. The hosts for this supper are Ginny and Denny Raymond and Tony and Donna Butterall. Bring a friend and a dish to share, and enjoy chatting with new friends and neighbors.

Loon Echo Preserves Slide Show

Join the Loon Echo Land Trust on Friday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. for a narrated digital tour of all of its preserves. LELT has made great progress over the years in protecting the area’s natural resources, and at this event, LELT Stewardship Coordinator and photographer Jon Evans will take participants on a digital tour of all of the organization’s preserves in the northern Sebago Lake region. The tour will be held at LELT’s office on Depot Street in Bridgton. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Jon Evans at jon@lelt.org

Registrations requested for chamber dinner

Those planning to attend the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner & Awards on Friday, Nov. 22, at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton are asked to call or e-mail the chamber office to verify your attendance. The event features a 6 p.m. keynote address by former Maine Governor Angus King Jr., dinner of prime rib or baked stuffed chicken at 6:30 p.m., and announcement of awards to local business and community leaders. To reserve your seat, call the chamber at 647-3472 or e-mail info@mainelakeschamber.com. Tickets are $40 per person.

Dance to the Tina Kelly Band

HARRISON — The Ronald St. John VFW Post, 176 Waterford Road, Harrison, will be having a BYOB

Community Center, will be closed to through traffic during all activities; Portland Road from Francis Bell Drive and Main Street from Pondicherry Square to Main

Hill will be closed during the parade. Any questions? Call Murphy at 242-9417 or the Community Center at 6473116.

dance on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $10 per person for 21 and over to this BYOB event. The band will be The Tina Kelly Band. For more information, call Ellen at 461-4558.

Holiday Benefit Concert with Rick Charette

STANDISH — Singer-songwriter Rick Charette returns to Saint Joseph’s College for the 23rd Annual Holiday Benefit Concert on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy this afternoon of music in Saint Joseph’s dining hall at its Standish campus. Admission to the concert is a new, unwrapped toy or gift card. In addition, donations are welcomed. All items will go to the benefit of children in the Raymond, Standish and Windham areas. For more information about the concert or the Mercy Center at Saint Joseph’s, contact Kathryn Cody at 893-7794 or kcody@sjcme.edu

Artists’ reception at Hole in the Wall

RAYMOND — A reception will be held for Hole in the Wall Studioworks “Six Squared Show” during the Route 302 gallery’s Open House Weekend, which runs from Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The show features paintings in a 6”x6” format by Anne Benard, Holly Berry, Debra Claffey, Joyce Mastro, Tracy Mastro, Caren Marie Michel, Wendy Newcomb, Laurie Rothrock, Judy Schneider, Kate Winn and Neal Wyrick. The exhibit continues through Jan. 31, 2014.

Free Community Meal in Raymond

RAYMOND — A Free Community Meal will be served at Raymond’s Christ Chapel at 37 Northern Pines Road on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There’ll be baked beans, hot dogs, kielbasa, soup, casseroles, salads and desserts. Food is continually served, buffet-style. The meal is free of charge and is open to the surrounding communities. All ages are welcome.

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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 Lavoie, age 10½, Joey Lavoie, 6½, Zachary Crosby, 11, and Colby 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. Rhiannon Smith and Robbie Brackett of South Paris have a boy, Ryder Michael Brackett, born Oct. 31, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in South Paris. Ryder weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and joins a sister, River Blaze Brackett, 3. Maternal grandparents are Lori Bridges and the late Michael Smith of Waterford. Paternal grandparents are Bob Brackett of South Paris and Patricia Brackett of Auburn. Angie Albrecht and Dalla Sicotte of Norway have a girl, Dakora Sage Sicotte, born Nov. 5, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Dakora weighed seven pounds, one ounce and joins sisters Ashley Albrecht, 17, Helene Albrecht, 14, and brother Aaron Lemontang, 17. Maternal grandparents are Helene Rupp of Arizona and Al Mock of Wisconsin. Paternal grandparents are Jason Sicotte and April Thompson, both of Maine.

Cranmore Open House Nov. 20 NORTH CONWAY — This November, Cranmore Fitness is partnering with the Memorial Hospital for the fitness center’s annual fall open house on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Cranmore Fitness from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.    The event is free and is open to the public.  Cranmore Fitness staff will be offering a variety of sample classes, consultations and services, including free chair massage and stretching, TRX and RIP training demonstrations, tennis, spinning and yoga, personal training consultations and more.   “What a really exciting year this has been for the fitness center. We can’t wait to introduce some of our new instructors and classes and we’re happy to be working with Memorial Hospital for this great event,” said Kristen Barbin, manager of Cranmore Fitness.  Free health screenings including blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI, blood pressure readings, bone density and pulmonary/ respiratory screenings, will be available from the Memorial Hospital. No fasting is required for any of the basic screens, which are available for adults 18 and older. For more information on the event, contact Cranmore Fitness at 603-356-6301 or the Memorial Hospital at 603-3565461, ext. 2398 or visit www.cranmorefitness.com or www. memorialhospitalnh.org

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Monday, Nov. 18 to Friday, Nov. 22 MONDAY: Hot dog on whole grain bun, baked beans, low-fat cottage cheese, deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, diced peaches. TUESDAY: Oriental chicken w/veggies & whole grain rice, fortune cookie, deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, fruit cocktail. WEDNESDAY: Deli Day (build your own sandwich), fresh salad bar, three-bean salad, baked Cheetos, petite banana. THURSDAY: Turkey & gravy, mashed potato, peas, wheat roll, cranberry sauce, deli sandwich. FRIDAY: Laker pizza w/variety of toppings, pretzels, fresh salad bar, McIntosh apple.

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Bridgton businesses holding ‘Ladies’ Day Out’ has a few tables left for the annual Artists and Craftsmen

There’ll be loads of free goodies and pampering for women in Bridgton during “Ladies’ Day Out” on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many local businesses will be offering door prizes, gift certificates, raffles, storewide sales, free refreshments and free services during the day, supported through promotion in three local newspapers including The Bridgton News. For more information, call 647-2851 or e-mail bnews@roadrunner.com

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Lake Region H.S. salutes veterans

PAYING TRIBUTE — The Lake Region High School Service Academy organized a special Veterans Day service last Thursday. The special guest speaker was Ret. Admiral James Cossey of Bridgton (middle). Other speakers included Curtis Merrill of Naples (far top right), who spoke about the “empty table” set for those service men and women missing in action (as demonstrated by Steve Wentworth (bottom right). Recognized was former MIA Delvin Merrill (middle), who served in the U.S. Army. Pictured above with a carnation presented by students is Ted Colburn, a Coast Guard veteran. In attendance was Lake Region graduate and U.S. Marine Brett Throgmorton, Class of 2013, who just recently returned home. (Rivet Photos)


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Postcards from China

Helping kids at orphanage

By Judy Crowell At the beginning of the semester, I was asked to go to an orphanage. I was happy to go. I was very curious about what happens at a Chinese orphanage. I also was excited to spend time with the children there. We were greeted by 63 beautiful children. The children ranged in ages from five to 18. We spent hours

playing games and playing with them. I had such a good day that I asked the manager there if I could come back and teach the children English. The manager was very excited, and so for the past six weeks, I have been going to the orphanage for about three hours on Sunday. I usually work with the youngest children, ages five to 12. It is very hard to teach them

About the Writer Judy Crowell, 47, of Harrison is teaching English in China. She plans to send a weekly article looking at life and her experiences in China.

English, but we do the best we can. I’ve had a lot of my students asking if they could also go to the orphanage. So, there’s usually about four or five people helping me with about 30 children. This works out pretty well. The orphanage is running very well and the children all seem very happy. Last week, I had a tour of the orphanage. The dormitories seem rather crowded, but other than that, everything was perfect. The children work together very well. I’ve not seen any of them fighting or arguing. While we’re there, it always seems like one big happy family. The children can stay at the orphanage after they’re 18. The orphanage will help them pay for college! A few weeks ago, I was sad to learn that most of the children are there because they have no father. The mothers are unable to support the children alone so they abandon them. One of the older girls told me that she and her sister were abandoned by their mother. She JOINING THE EFFORT — Some of Judy’s students said they had spent about decided to help her work with children at a nearby a month on their own hoping their mother would come orphanage.

JUDY CROWELL poses for a photo with children at the orphanage. back. She told me that one of her neighbors called the orphanage for her and her sister. They had lived for a month alone at the ages of five and seven. Being a single parent myself, it really made me think about how lucky I am. We always had so much support from friends and family. I cannot imagine what life would have been like if I had to abandon my daughter. Yesterday, I learned something rather sad. One of the students that I have been tutoring mentioned to me that he had to go to work. I asked him why he works so many jobs. He is currently working three jobs; he works selling things on the business street, he works at a restaurant at noon, and on weekends he sells insurance. He slowly looked down at the floor and said, “My mother is very poor. My father died when I was 10 days old. So, I have to

pay for my own schooling. I want to create a better life for my mother.” I did my best to hide back the tears, but after he left I cried freely. Students cannot get loans in China, so I knew I had to do something. Today while he was being tutored, he went into the bathroom leaving his wallet on my table. I quickly took out his bankcard and shoved it into my pocket. When he returned from the bathroom, he grabbed his wallet and phone and left. I quickly ran

to the ATM and put some money into his account. He still does not know this happened because when I called to say that I found his bankcard, he hadn’t even missed it! When he does find out, I will deny having any part of it. I believe the money I gave him will pay for a semester at school. It is such an honor to know a young man in today’s society with so much love and care for his mother. If readers would like to contact Judy, e-mail jude04009@yahoo.com

Schools and libraries in the towns of Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Sebago and Raymond have the opportunity to receive

small grants from Loon Echo Land Trust for environmental education programs. Applications can be downloaded from Loon Echo’s website at www.LELT.org (under the Programs tab) and returned by the deadline on Jan. 15, 2014. Funds for the educational grants are made available through Loon Echo’s Educational Endowment. Since 1998, hundreds of children have benefited from programs that teach about the natural world. The endowment was developed as a memorial to two teachers, Helen Allen and Polly Bartlett. Helen Allen granted Loon Echo a conservation easement to forever protect her beautiful hilltop farm on Quaker Ridge in Casco. After her death at the age of 94, Allen’s bequest to Loon Echo allowed the Trust to create a fund to support yearly programs in local schools and libraries. Polly Bartlett was one of the original board members of Loon Echo. Each year, she treated her third grade students at Sebago Elementary School to a winter walk with Maine Audubon. When she died in 2000 at the age of 48, the Trust created a fund in her memory to ensure that third graders at Sebago Elementary would always take their winter walk. Past recipients have included Bridgton, Casco and Raymond public libraries, as well as the Lake Region High School and Sebago and Harrison elementary schools. Loon Echo will once again offer a “Mayberry Hill Forest Field Day” at the Trust’s 160acre Mayberry Hill Preserve in Casco, where students learn about forestry, tree types, wildlife, and much more as a way to gain an understanding of local forests, their complex nature and importance to our region. The field day is sponsored by Loon Echo, the Maine Forest Service and Maine Project Learning Tree. This special field day opportunity does not accept grantfunding applications; instead Loon Echo works with a carefully selected middle or high school class that is highly engaged in outdoor and forest studies. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine to conserve its natural resources and character for future generations. Currently, over 5,000 acres of land are protected and six land preserves are available for public use. Loon Echo relies on the support and generosity of public and private contributions to conserve more land and to care for the lands already under protection. Please contact Loon Echo at 647-4352 or info@lelt.org

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Book drive: 1 week to go!

WATCHING ONE FLY — Assistant McKenna Ricker of KIM COLSON of Sebago is presented the Golden Sebago and Miss Desantis react to her shot. Pumpkin trophy and Jordan Store’s pizza for winning the Senior Division, by Claudia Lowe, library trustee.

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SEBAGO — Pumpkins were flying in a wide variety of directions and distances at the third annual Punkin Chunkin, held Saturday, Nov. 2, sponsored by the Spaulding Memorial Library in Sebago. Event organizers would like to thank the generous sponsors for making it such a fun day: Jordan’s Store supplied pizza and T-shirts for the winners; Cyndy Adams of Sebago donated apples; and Bell Farms in Auburn donated pumpkins that were used in the slings. Everyone had fun launching their apples and pumpkins at targets or going for distance across the ball field.  This year’s winners were:  Jack Westervelt, Junior Division, and Kim Colson, Senior Division, who each won the Golden Pumpkin Trophy and a Jordan’s pizza for the highest points.  Dakota Desantis and Kiann Drown each won Jordan’s Tshirts in the drawing.  Pat Fulle won the 50-50 raffle and donated funds back

JACK WESTERVELT of Bridgton won the Golden Pumpkin and a Jordan Store’s pizza in the Junior Division for points. to the library for a book in memory and honor of her mother, Dot Henry, a former member of the Friends of the Library.

Next year’s event will be held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. rain or shine, so as not to interfere

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There are dozens of ways to build community spirit and strengthen community capacity. The Christmas Book Drive, spearheaded by Bridgton’s Literacy Taskforce (BLT), is a chance for everyone to support reading, and offer encouragement to our local lifelong learners between the ages of 1 and 11. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, everyone near or distant, can help by donating just a few dollars to an ongoing movement to give literacy a boost in Bridgton. Just $4 or $5 buys a new book at Bridgton Books and signals your support for Bridgton’s youngsters and their efforts to learn. So far the Christmas Book Drive has received 115 brand new children’s books and we can buy 200 more with the cash donations we have received. The idea behind the Christmas Book Drive is that local youngsters are given gender- and age-appropriate books. Parents and older siblings can read the books to the child. Or, as the child’s reading skills improve, they can grow into a book. The BLT’s current book inventory stands at about 1,000, or two books per child. BLT is short on books for second graders. Here are four titles the public could help buy for the 56 second grade students at Stevens Brook Elementary School: Rainbow Fairies Series (Sky, Inky, Sunny), Nate the Great Series, and Gooney Bird Greene. These, and many other K-2 grade levels cost just $5. Kindergarten and first graders also need books. Here’s a list to whet your appetite: The Amelia Bedilia Series, The Fancy Nancy Series, The Gruffalo and A Big Guy Stole My Ball. A couple of titles for slightly more advanced readers that BLT needs are Fablehaven and The Doll People. These books, plus hundreds more, are available through Bridgton Books at 20% off with no shipping cost. The Christmas Book Drive is also a great time to donate those gently-used children’s books your own children no longer need. Twice a week, the BLT fills the bookshelf in the lobby at Food City with free books for all ages. Demand is high so BLT is always running out of books! Any used books you would like to donate to the shelves may be left at Norway Savings Bank. Cash donations to the BLT’s Christmas Book Drive may be made through Bridgton Books or Norway Savings Bank via phone or in person. Free books for infants and toddlers are available at the bank while supplies last. Everyone is invited to celebrate the end of the Christmas Book Drive on Friday, Nov. 22 at 10:45 a.m. at Norway Savings Bank. The Bridgton Literacy Taskforce, a proud, all-volunteer community organization committed to helping Bridgton children reach their full literacy potential, hands out free books, gives out free learning kits, and offers free yearround literacy coaching to everyone regardless of age. For more information about the BLT book drive, please call George at 647-2389, e-mail bridgtonliteracy@gmail. com, or visit on Facebook.

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Lions welcome special guests The Bridgton Lions Club’s Monday meeting, Nov. 11, was an enjoyable and informative evening. After dinner, the Bridgton Lions’ Student of the Month Miranda Chadbourne, and her family, were introduced by Lion Doug Taft. Miranda, a senior at Lake Region High School, is ranked academically second in her class, is a member of the National Honor Society and is a member of several varsity athletic teams including Class B Western Maine champion Laker basketball team. Miranda is planning a career in medicine and has applied to several colleges. “Miranda is an outstanding student and really shined during the Student of the Month interview,” Taft said. Frank Howell, owner GIFTS FROM THE ROTARY CLUB — Members of the Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region delivered 125 dictionaries to all third graders at Songo Locks and Stevens Brook Elementary Schools as part of their community of Down East Inc. and the Magic Lantern, spoke next.   service outreach to promote literacy. Down East, Inc., a company that few may know about, is a business that provides solutions for the U.S. Armed Forces. Located behind the Magic Lantern, Down East is a diverse research and development team that has

produced high-tech flexible backpack frames. These frames are currently being used by all members of the U.S. Army and Marines. Manufacturing of the frames is done in Massachusetts and New Hampshire under the close scrutiny of the team in Bridgton. Other military and civilian products are in the development stage.  Frank is also a helicopter pilot, who provides flight services to the Lions for their annual July Golf Ball Drop Raffle. Frank was honored for his many years of service to the Lions with an Honorary Membership in the Bridgton Lions Club. A visit from Cliff Roderick, Second Vice District 41 (Maine) Governor, rounded out the evening. Cliff thanked the club for its 87 years of service to the community and wished it all the best in the future. The Bridgton Lions are looking for new members who enjoy serving their community while belonging to a first-rate organization. If you are interested, please contact Brian Thomas at 647-5765.

NAPLES — The 12th Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour delivered contributions to food pantries in communities in the Lake Region including Naples and Windham last Friday, Nov. 8.   Brenda Davis, one of the state’s leading ending hunger advocates, has been partnering with Maine’s credit unions to coordinate the Ending Hunger Walking Tour for the past 12 years.   The purpose of the Walk is to raise awareness and distribute some of the statewide funds raised by the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. In 2012, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger raised a record-setting $471,000 and has raised more than $4.8 million since 1990. Food pantries in the Lake Region receiving a contribution include CrossWalk Community Outreach in Naples and Clothes Closet and Food Pantry in Windham.   This year’s Tour will be visiting the most communities, and covering the most miles in its history. The Walk is expected to encompass more than 1,500 miles, with approximately 750 of that on foot, and visit a record-setting 80 communities from Kittery to Madawaska. The Tour will visit every Maine county for the eighth con-

HUNGER WALK — Anita Preble of Evergreen CU (left) welcomes Brenda Davis and the Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour to Naples. Davis, one of the state’s leading end hunger advocates, is walking throughout the state from Oct. 26 to Dec. 4 to raise awareness about the issue of hunger. The stop in Naples was one of two communities the tour visited in the Lake Region. A food pantry in each community the tour visited received a contribution.   secutive year.   In addition to contributing funds to Davis’ food pantry, which is one of the largest in Eastern Maine, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger will contribute to a food pantry in each of the 80 communities that the Tour visits. The Walk will conHUNGER, Page C

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LESSONS IN FIRE SAFETY — Sebago firefighters presented fire safety lessons to all students at Sebago Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Students learned safety rules and talked about what to do in case of an emergency. Students got fire hats, goodie bags and Frisbees. Pictured are firefighters Anita Chadbourne (field captain), Michelle Greguire, a former Sebago Elementary School student and now lieutenant, and Christopher Harrington. (Photo by Kathy Harmon)

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HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Recreation hosted their monthly Senior Social and Luncheon on Nov. 5 at the fire station community room. The Harrison Lions sponsored this month’s social and also spoke to the group of seniors about the club’s recent purchase of a SPOT Vision Camera. Lions Steve Johnson and Matt Frank talked about this special piece of equipment used for testing the eyes of grades K and pre-K students initially for those students in the SAD 17. They also demonstrated on a few of the seniors just how the camera works diagnosing eye problems such as near and far sightedness, lazy eye, stigmatisms and whether the individ-

ual is in normal vision range. Last September and October, the Lions screened the eyes of 258 students and 12 of those required a referral to a local eye care professional. The machine cost the club $7,000. Since its purchase, the Bridgton and Naples Lions have financially joined Harrison Lions in this project. The Bridgton and Naples Club use this amazing camera in SAD 61. On behalf of the Lions’ organization, Steve and Matt thank those people who have donated to the many causes throughout the year to make this eye-screening program possible. Harrison Lions Club continue to make a difference in the lives of others. D PRICE

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November 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

This week’s puzzle

Theme: Thanksgiving

This week’s game solutions on Page 7C

ACROSS 1. Trigonometry ratio 6. *It offers three games on Thanksgiving 9. Beauty salon sound 13. Throat dangler 14. Chapter in history 15. Connect by dialing 16. An episode of “The Brady Bunch,” e.g. 17. Boozehound 18. Sty sounds 19. Edit for publication 21. *Thanksgiving cause for celebration 23. Tokyo, formerly 24. Done to a heart? 25. Loquacious person’s gift 28. Medicinal house plant 30. Be owned by 35. *You don’t want turkey cooked this way 37. *Running all day? 39. Mekong or Zaire 40. Jack-in-the-pulpit, e.g. 41. Relating to birth 43. ___ Scotia 44. Shaped like a cone 46. Stretched ride 47. Capital of Ukraine 48. Catch in a snare 50. Vegas glow 52. Brut, as in champagne 53. Type of carpet 55. Wicked Witch of the West to Dorothy 57. *Thanksgiving dessert ingredient 61. *Presidential act

64. Quick 65. Toothpaste type 67. “M*A*S*H” extra 69. Traction aid 70. Swedish shag rug 71. _____ acid 72. Windshield option 73. Asian capital 74. Bowling alleys DOWN 1. Mutt 2. Ham radio ending 3. “Absolutely!” 4. Circumvent 5. *One of two countries celebrating Thanksgiving 6. *It fills once again on Turkey Day 7. “To” follower 8. Wood turning device 9. Gangster’s blade 10. “All or ____” 11. Signs 12. Exterminator’s target 15. Hotel employee 20. Part of gastro-intestinal system 22. Priestly garb 24. Get-together 25. *Followed with “amen” 26. Packers’ quarterback 27. Force of the blow 29. West Wing’s office 31. Clickable text 32. Shaped like an egg 33. “Never say _____” 34. *Meal topper 36. Arab ruler 38. Christening acquisition

42. Washing sponge 45. Last resting spot 49. Sigma ___ Epsilon 51. Everyday 54. Ticked off 56. Swelling 57. End to hostilities 58. Wrinkly fruit

59. Demeanor 60. Surveyor’s map 61. Blueprint 62. Thor’s father 63. Typical start of workday 66. Part of the beholder 68. As opposed to “sin” in trigonometry

Look at BH Medical Imaging The Bridgton Hospital Medical Imaging Department, comprised of Diagnostic Radiology, Mammography, Ultrasound, CT Scanning, Nuclear Medicine, Bone Density (DXA) and MRI, recently celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week, a week established to recognize the vital work of RTs across the nation.  The week is always celebrated in November in recognition of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen’s discovery of Xrays. The department consists of the following services: • Diagnostic Radiology — services in fluoroscopy and diagnostic X-ray, including special studies such as arthrograms, lumbar punctures and other special procedures.  • Mammography — The Rosina Carlisle Mammography Suite at Bridgton Hospital offers a

“softer” mammogram utilizing digital mammography with CAD (computer-aided detection); the most recent advancements in mammography technology. Digital mammography results in better visualization of early breast tissue changes, has increased early detection of breast cancers, and decreases exam time for patients. • Bone Density — exams are performed in our new on-site location in the hospital. • Ultrasound — ultrasound exams or ultrasoundguided biopsy.   • CT Scanning — highquality scans performed on the GE LightSpeed 32-slice scanner. BH now performs CT Angiography, MultiPlanar Reconstruction, CT Arthrograms and CT-guided biopsies along with more traditional studies. • Nuclear Medicine — a comprehensive listing of exams and services,

IMAGING DEPARTMENT MEMBERS at Bridgton Hospital include (left to right) Alissa Noble, Deb Conforte, Susan Hamilton, Sherril Brown, Aaron Wiggin, Jackie Thibeau, Stephen Sessions, Kate Fitzcharles, Dr. John Bennett, Brittney Hersom and Steven Googoo. which are provided by a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist. A comprehensive range of studies include Cardiac, Musculoskeletal, IMAGING, Page C

Walker looks to end hunger (Continued from Page C) clude with a ceremony at Bangor FCU in Bangor on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for

Ending Hunger has raised over $4.8 million to help end hunger in Maine. This is the 24th year of the campaign. Contributions to the Campaign are tax-deductible

and 100% of all funds raised go directly to the cause of ending hunger and funds stay in Maine. To make a contribution to the campaign, stop by any local credit union.

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Bridgton – Brand new, sunny 3bedroom cape with 2 full baths. Home offers open kitchen and dining area, master bedroom and bath, stunning tile and wood floors, breakfast bar, stainless appliances, full walkout basement and circular driveway, all set on 3 acres. Must see! You’ll want to move right in!. . ..........................................$209,000.

Bridgton – Totally-renovated 1914 Dutch Colonial combines the charm of yesteryear with modern convenience. Located in desirable Bridgton Highlands, directly across from golf, tennis and cross-country skiing. Panoramic views of Mt. Washington and Shawnee Peak. Large, open, private back yard........ ..........................................$395,000.

Bridgton – Privately-situated high on a hill, within walking distance to town. Farmhouse with newer 24'x32' garage with 100 amp and 220 svc. Game room in barn. Living room with cathedral ceilings and windows to private back yard. Warm blend of old and new... ..........................................$149,000.

Bridgton – Stunning 1867 Victorian intown home, offering 10 acres, gorgeous front farmer’s porch, large eat-in kitchen with wood stove, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, gorgeous wood floors, 2 wood stoves, fireplace, huge barn, paved driveway and nice landscaping. Lots of options for use!...$315,000.

Bridgton – Sunny 3-bedroom, 2bath home in private neighborhood, tucked away. Slate entryway with wood stove, master bedroom and large bath on 1st floor. 2 bedrooms upstairs with 2nd full bath. Large addition off back adds tons of room to kitchen area. 1-car garage, paved drive.........$140,000.

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• LAND • Bridgton – ±6.54 acres with drilled well and electricity on property............................$37,600.

LIONS PURCHASE TESTING EQUIPMENT — During this month’s Senior Social, Harrison Lions Club members Steve Johnson and Matt Frank informed seniors that the club had purchased a vision camera, which is used to test the eyes of pre-K and kindergarten students.

Bridgton – Beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bath ski house. Clean and neat, with lots of knotty pine, wood fireplace, full basement, huge deck, large kitchen and open living space. Great condition.....$179,000.

Harrison – Affordable 1- to 2acre lots in small 6-lot subdivision with soils test, septic design and power already at site. Private, wooded, close to shopping, public lake access, skiing, boating and snowmobiling. Possible mountain views. Great price! Don’t miss out!...................................$18,500.

Bridgton – Tastefully-remodeled 4bedroom Chalet home. Includes a new, heated enclosed porch with seasonal views of Shawnee Peak, kitchen and appliances, Rennai direct-vent heater and gas fireplace. New 1-car garage. Bring the crowd and enjoy the Bridgton – Exceptional homesite area amenities. Turnkey!.....$229,000. in upscale waterfront community, with 1000 ft. of common water frontage on Highland Lake with swimming area, boat docks, picnic gazebo and canoe/kayak racks. Wonderful setting for your new home just steps from the Bridgton – Cute 2-bedroom, 1 full waterfront area................$94,900. bath cottage with large loft upstairs Harrison – 8 acres with panoand great screened-in porch in ramic views. Wooded, driveway Bethel – Great 3-unit apartment buildback. Front deck adds lots of living in, private, with beautiful views of ing close to Sunday River for rentals. Directly across from the Bethel Inn space and wood stove heats things the western Maine mountains, golf course. Needs some love, but sellup nicely. Needs some love, but Shawnee Peak & Mt. Washington ing much below value due to short sale. great deal with all Knights Hill ..........................................$75,000. Great investment property.....$135,000. amenities..........................$119,000.


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Camp receives spirit grant

BH Tree of Love The Bridgton Hospital Guild will light their “Tree of Love,” located outside the main entrance to Bridgton Hospital, on Monday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. Join friends and family to gather around the tree, sing wonderful carols, and light the 50-foot tree. Following the lighting, visit the Twitchell Café for hot chocolate and cookies! The “Tree of Love” is complimented with a smaller version inside the hospital lobby, decorated with twinkling lights and glistening ornaments. The ornaments are placed in honor of and in memory of loved ones. For just $5, you can place an ornament on this special tree, which shines throughout the holiday season. Forms are available in the hospital lobby, at the Thrift Shop in Bridgton, and in the Twitchell Café.

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(Continued from Page C) Gastric, Endocrine, Metabolic Tumor and SPECT imaging. • MRI — provided in a mobile unit adjacent to the Bridgton Hospital Medical Imaging Department. Staff is comprised of professionals licensed by the State of Maine, who also report mandatory continuing education units to national governing bodies. Bridgton Hospital radiology professionals are recognized for providing more than two hundred years of combined radiology expertise and experience. They include:  Steven Googoo — lead Radiologic Technologist and Clinical Coordinator in charge of CMMC Radiology students, certified in Radiology and CT; Alissa Noble — Imaging Supervisor, certified in Radiology and Mammography, clinical instructor for CMMC Radiology students; Jackie Thibeau — lead CT Technologist, certified in Radiology, CT and Mammography; Kate Fitzcharles — certified in Radiology and CT, clinical instructor for CMMC Radiology students; Susan Hamilton — certified in Radiology, CT and performs Bone Density exams; Jen Sundik — certified in Radiology and CT, performs Bone density exams; Deb Conforte — certified in Radiology, CT and Mammography; Stacey Desjardins — certified in Radiology and performs CT; Lisa Adams — certified in Radiology and Mammography; John Caterine — certified in Radiology; Lindsey Tremblay — certified in Radiology, performs Mammography; Aaron Wiggin — certified in Radiology and CT; Matt Charette — certified in Radiology; Brittney Hersom — certified in Radiology; Stephen Sessions — certified in Radiology, now Sonographer (Ultrasound); Karen Adams — Radiology Transcriptionist; Sherrill Brown — Patient Service Representative and Radiology Scheduler. For questions about any of the services provided at Bridgton Hospital, please contact Alissa Noble, Imaging Supervisor, at 647-6000.

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RAYMOND DANCE STUDIO RELOCATES: Studio owner Beth Gaudet (right) and instructor Pamela Collins-Stahle pose at the CenterStage Dance Studio and Performing Arts, which relocated recently to the Raymond Shopping Center. (De Busk Photo)

CenterStage Dance Studio & Arts relocates By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — One indication that the youngest dancers at CenterStage notice the difference in the new space: They pick up after themselves right away. “The children don’t throw their coats on the floor anymore,” according to Elizabeth “Beth” Gaudet, the owner of CenterStage Dance Studio and Performing Arts. Meanwhile, on a November night while other people might be hunkering down for the evening, the girls on the performance team were picking up speed — dancing to the Doo-wop tune, “Papa-oom-mow-mow.” In another dance class, a group of adults were clicking away in their tap shoes. At the beginning of this month, the Raymond-based studio moved from its longstanding location off Main Street to a newlyrenovated section of the Raymond Shopping Center. The space is situated next to the United States Postal Service at the west end of the mall. On Friday, CenterStage held an open house, during which time everyone was sur-

prised how stunning the renovations were, Gaudet said. “People were saying, ‘Wow, this is so nice.’ Most people could not believe the transition from when it was Chipman’s Farm,” she said. “People were very surprised and very pleased. They didn’t believe it was going to be better,” she said. Gaudet had eyed the space that was used seasonally, and then vacant for about a year, but she was not sure if it was financially feasible. In August, she decided to make the move and the current owner of the shopping center did the necessary renovations. “He made sure our ballet bars were secure and put in sprung floors, a dance floor that has a special covering and floatation underneath so dancers don’t get injuries,” she said. Some of the biggest pluses are: Two really big dance rooms and a much more spacious waiting area. The two dance rooms each have 1,850 square feet of floor space, she said. STUDIO, Page C

OTISFIELD — Camp Arcadia in Otisfield was awarded a grant of $500 from the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program.   A Harvard Pilgrim Health Care employee, Stephanie Oddleifson, nominated Camp Arcadia Scholarship Foundation for the award. The funds will support the organization’s overnight camping opportunities for low-income girls.   In 2012, more than 80% of Harvard Pilgrim employees directed a Mini-Grant to an organization they care about. “We are so fortunate to have generous and dedicated employees who enrich our company and the communities in which we all live and work,” said Karen Voci, executive director of the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation. “The Mini-Grant program is a wonderful way to support our employees as philanthropists and to help them make an impact in their own cities and towns.” To commemorate those Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, Harvard Pilgrim and the Foundation created the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. This program allows each Harvard Pilgrim employee to award a $500 grant, completely funded by the Foundation, to the local charity of his or her choice each calendar year. Since the program began in 2002, Harvard Pilgrim employees have directed contributions to hundreds of organizations throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine with grants totaling $3,025,650.

NORWAY — Oxford Hills SCORE and the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present a program and discussion on Financing Your Business.   The program will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth Street. Financing your business involves both knowing where to seek needed capital and how to prepare to approach a lender. It also involves developing a solid business relationship with a lender. This roundtable will include advice on the where, when and how of arranging financing for your business. The panel will cover the structure of typical business loans, what the lender expects the borrower to provide, the role of micro-lenders and the role of the SBA in financing small businesses. The panel members are: • Tina Ruhland, a commercial loan officer at Norway Savings Bank; • Glen Holmes, director of Economic Development at Community Concepts Finance Corporation. CCFC is a business micro-lender. • Alden Turner, a senior area manager at the Small Business Administration. Register by calling either SCORE (743-0499) or the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce (743-2281).

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Freedom of hills A look back at 60 hikes

“Upon our loftiest White Mountain peak, Filled with the freshness of untainted air, We sat, nor cared to listen or to speak To one another, for the silence there Was eloquent with God’s presence…” — Lucy Larcom from “In a Cloud Rift” By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer When I started writing the hiking columns for The Bridgton News in March 2012, it was to encourage readers to get out and experience the wonders of nature and explore the hills

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and mountains that we are blessed with in our area. The News has now published 60 “Freedom of the Hills” hiking columns since then that have covered the entire gamut from easy through difficult hikes and non-technical climbs in the Lake Region and the White Mountains. W. Phillip Keller had this to say about the experience of hiking, in Sky Edge, Mountaintop Meditations: “And though I am now well advanced in years, the lure of the peaks still grips me fiercely, constraining me again and again to respond to the challenge of the upward trail… There is a stimulation,

an uplift, an all-engulfing enthusiasm which energizes the soul in such a setting. The person who has spent time at the edge of the sky is never, ever, quite the same again. He or she has tasted the thrill of the lofty landscapes and learned to love them through intimate, personal contact.” I couldn’t have expressed some of the reasons why I hike better than Keller has done here — the thrill of the summit views is spiritual and uplifting. It is a reward for making the climb and seeking the summit. My outings are also my own way of staying active and hopefully keeping Father Time at bay. These 60 hikes have refreshed old fond memories and reacquaint myself with mountains I climbed as a much younger person. As an individual, with a hiking companion, or as part of a hiking group, there is a good chance that you will find your time spent on the trail helps revitalize you and melt away stress. Hiking helps each of us find that special peace or joy in being surrounded by nature, seeking the trail and mountaintop experiences that fill us with awe and take our breaths away. Sometimes, it is a riot of wildflowers blooming along a mountain stream, or the magnificent panorama from a summit, or the colorful wood mushrooms that sometimes are everywhere along the trails. In my columns, I have tried to tell you more about each mountain we climb than just the trails and how to get to the trailhead. I add a little about the history of the mountain and the area around it, as well as where its name came from if known. In addition to describing the trails and directions to the trail-

Denmark Mountain Hikers making Emerald Pool is a great spot for a the final ascent to the summit of South Moat swim on a hot summer day. Mountain. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) (Photo by John Patrick) head, each column includes statistics on trail lengths, summit elevation, and vertical gain in elevation of the trail, suggested hiking times and an “easy-moderate-difficulty” rating, geographic coordinates of the summit and the USGS topographical map it is found on. This should be enough for anyone to pick a hike within their

capabilities and also to find where the trail starts. Easy – Moderate – Difficult Hikes My columns have classified 33 hikes as “easy.” These are mostly level hikes and relatively smooth, less than five miles long (roundtrip) and with an elevation gain of less than 500 feet in a mile of walking. Easy hikes are

generally suitable for anyone that is used to walking. Another 19 columns covered “moderate” hikes that are about five miles in length roundtrip and with an elevation gain of 500 to 1,000 feet in a mile. Moderate hikes are more challenging and usually have trails that climb steadily at an incline that would be HIKES, Page C

Dance studio relocates (Continued from Page C) “Now, we can fit larger class sizes into the rooms at the same time,” she said. “Our waiting area is much more accessible. You can see the parents and students going in and out. It is less congested than before,” she said. Also, the new space has two dressing rooms, two bathrooms and an office “where I can hide my clutter,” Gaudet laughed. CenterStage offers ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip-hop, piano lessons, theater workshops, and combined acrobatic and tumbling classes. Including Gaudet, seven instructors work at the studio. Plus, the arts center has a competition team called Project Dance, she said. Centerstage has been in existence for 11 years and many of its patrons have been there since the beginning, Gaudet said. “I felt the move was good for the parents. They have stuck with me for 10 years. The parents and students and all that they have done — they deserved the new space,” she said. “Parents have more access to run errands. They can have their nails done, or buy dinner at the Raymond Meat Market, or shop at the Family Dollar,” she said. As a testament to residents’ dedication to dancing at CenterStage, last year, about a dozen girls received

their 10-year award pins, Gaudet said. Her own daughter is now on the dance team at the University of Vermont. Her son, who is now 13, ended his dance career at age four. The deal was if he danced during the school year and performed in the recital, his reward would be a “Power Ranger.” The boys were dressed up in tuxedos, and paired up with the young girls. According to Gaudet, when the performance was over, her son fought his way from behind the stage curtain and shouted toward the audience, “Can I have my “Power Ranger” now?” For those wanting to test out the different dance classes, the studio is offering two free classes. Gaudet earned a degree in Communication, with an emphasis on broadcasting and marketing. For years, she worked with the state as a Workers Compensation adjuster. “I didn’t like spending so much time behind a desk. I wanted a more active lifestyle. I was frustrated with the Workers Compensation laws,” she said. “I had young children at the time. I wanted something that was flexible around them,” she said. “So, I begged my husband to allow me to open a dance studio. That first year, we had 60 students,” she said. For a while, Gaudet

worked full-time and taught dance at other studios as well as running her business. She continues to instruct at other area dance studios. “I wanted to do this while I was still young, because there is an age limit. I might still teach when I am 60, but I won’t be dancing as much as I do now,” she said. Being a local entrepreneur has another perk: The ability to be involved in the community of Raymond. “It allows the kids and myself to get involved in fundraisers. Right now, we are collecting books and pajamas for Christmas gifts,” she said. Operating CenterStage “helps my family to contribute and to give back to the community,” Gaudet said. “I enjoy watching the adults in the community. We have about 25 adults who take hip-hop, jazz and tap,” she said. “I love working with the kids. It feels like we make a difference in their lives and keep them away from the TV,” she said. She said she is proud of the renovations results of her studio’s space, and the students love it, too. “They feel like real dancers walking into this new dance studio in the heart of Raymond,” Gaudet said. For more information, check out the website www. centerstagepa.com or see the studio’s Facebook page.

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(Continued from Page C) difficult for an unconditioned person to comfortably handle. The footing is likely to be uneven, and there could be steep and rough sections along the trail. There may be a moderate amount of rock scrambling and big “step ups” as well as friction pitches. Moderate hikes are more challenging and require hikers to be in better shape and comfortable with a more challenging trail in order to tackle them. Finally, eight columns described “difficult” hikes. These hikes are generally more than five miles long roundtrip and are steeper and often have rough footing requiring rock scrambling. The elevation gain is usually greater than 800 feet per mile and is oftentimes 1,000 feet or more per mile. Even if a trail’s average elevation gain is less than 800 feet per mile, it could be rated as Difficult if there are significant sections of the route that gain more than 800 feet per mile. If the trail has large sections of boulders or ledges that will require both hands and feet to climb, or the ability to traverse friction pitches, then this would be a Difficult hike. Climbing boulders and ledges is tiring and also requires “step ups.” When wet, icy or snowy these trails can be dangerous as well. Difficult hikes should not be attempted unless you are in good physical condition, are comfortable with big “step ups” and unsure footing. Remember that hiking in the winter with icy and snowDenmark Mountain Hikers Mel Hallas, Leslie covered trails may elevate a hike to the next level of difPeabody and Dottie Nepshinksy enjoying the fall colors ficulty. on the Middle Mountain trail. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) The Denmark Mountain Hikers I usually hike with the Denmark Mountain Hikers, a loose assemblage of like-minded souls who meet every Friday to hike another mountain. Each of us have learned to challenge

Laker sports night

Tonight, Thursday, Nov. 14, there will be a Winter Sports Night at Lake Region High School. Coaches will

meet at 5 p.m. followed by a Parent/Athletes Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating during the month of November as follows: Every Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m. Special Friday, Nov. 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 17 and 24, noon to 2 p.m. Sticks and Pucks: Sunday, Nov. 17 and 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 6477637. The arena is located on the Bridgton Academy campus. For more information, log on to BridgtonIceArena. com

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and stretch our personal physical capacities, doing things that we never thought we were capable of, while enjoying the confidence that comes with it. We hike year-round, all summer and all winter, in all kinds of weather. Sometimes, the group is only two hikers, and sometimes more than 20 join the group. We try to include one or two overnight trips in the mix, including our annual threeday outing in March to Carter Notch AMC Hut. Our oldest hiker is 90 years old and has joined us on several of our easy and moderate hikes, and our 85-year-old hiker can climb and hike circles around most of us on any hike. We have several hikers who are in their 80s and 70s, but have also had hikers as young as four and five years old. In the 164 hikes we’ve taken since January 2010, the Hikers have grown as a cohesive group. We have shared both the efforts of the trail and the spiritual experiences of the mountaintop. Those who were once strangers have become close friends and compatriots, sharing something special in our weekly outings. More Hikes and More Columns to Come If any of you would like to join the Hikers, you are welcome to do so for any of our outings. If you have questions about a hike, please contact me at crabtree@crabcoll.com or call me at 787-2730. If you have a favorite hike that we’ve not yet included in a column, please suggest it so that we can try it out and write it up. Thanks to all of you who have read the columns and have had good things to say about them. I hope to see many of you on the trail in the future. Go take a hike when you can, and bring someone along to share the experience. These outings will change you!

Where hikers have been, so far These are the mountains and hikes the sixty columns have highlighted. Many of you have told me that you clip and save each one that is published. If you missed one, let me know and I can send you either the date it ran in the paper, or I can send you a copy of the column via e-mail. Hike/Miles/Difficulty Amos Mountain, 2.00, Easy Bald Pate Mountain, 1.60, Easy Black Cap Mountain, 2.20, Easy Brownfield Bog, 3.50, Easy Browns Pond, 4.20, Easy Chandler Gorge, 3.20, Easy Church Pond, 2.80, Easy Douglas Mountain, 2.40, Easy Emerald Pool, 1.40, Easy Foss Mountain, 0.50, Easy Iron Mountain, 1.80, Easy Jockey Cap, 0.40, Easy Knox Mountain, 2.00, Easy Little Deer Hill, 2.66, Easy Lord Hill, 2.00, Easy

Middle Mountain, 4.20, Easy Middle/North Sugarloaf, 2.80, Easy Mount Sabattus, 2.20, Easy Mount Tire’m in Spring, 2.40, Easy Mount Tom, 1.60, Easy Mount Willard, 3.20, Easy Notch Mountain, 2.50, Easy Peaked Mountain, 4.20, Easy Peary Mountain, 1.80, Easy Pine Mountain, 3.50, Easy Province Brook Trail, 4.00, Easy Province Mountain, 2.00, Easy Rattlesnake Mountain, 2.50, Easy Sawyer Mountain, 3.60, Easy Sawyer Pond, 3.00, Easy Sentinel Mountain, 2.00, Easy The Roost, 4.20, Easy Zealand Falls, 5.60, Easy Blueberry Mountain, 3.40, Moderate Boulder Loop Trail, 3.10, Moderate Burnt Meadow Mtn., 2.40, Moderate Caribou Mountain, 6.80, Moderate Carter Notch in Winter, 7.60, Moderate

Doublehead Mountains, 3.60, Moderate East Royce in Spring, 3.40, Moderate Foss Mtn. in Winter, 3.20, Moderate Green Mountain, 3.20, Moderate Hedgehog Mountain, 4.80, Moderate Lowe’s Bald Spot, 4.40, Moderate Mount Crawford, 5.00, Moderate Mount Cutler, 2.40, Moderate Mount Israel, 4.20, Moderate Mount Will, 6.40, Moderate Mt. Pierce in Winter, 6.20, Moderate Pleasant Mountain, 5.00, Moderate South Moat Mountain, 5.40, Moderate Table Rock, 2.40, Moderate Eastman Mountain, 8.00, Difficult Mount Chocorua, 7.80, Difficult Mt. Kearsarge North, 6.20, Difficult Old Geezer Hike, 10.00, Difficult South Baldface Mountain, 7.40, Difficult Speckled Mountain, 11.20, Difficult Three Sisters, 7.60, Difficult Tuckerman’s Ravine, 6.00, Difficult

Sunset-moonrise hike at Bald Pate Mtn. Preserve

Celebrate Maine’s best season with a sunset-moonrise hike up Bald Pate Mountain in South Bridgton this Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3:15 p.m. The late afternoon hike is a great way to get out and embrace late fall’s beauty; you won’t want to miss this unique event! From the summit of Bald Pate Mountain, participants

will watch the western sun set while the bright moon rises to light the way down the mountain. Wear appropriate warm clothing and boots, bring a warm beverage, snacks and flashlight or headlamp. Meet Loon Echo’s Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator, Jon Evans at 3:15 p.m. in the Bald Pate Mountain main parking lot.

Sunset is at 4:15 p.m. and moonrise is 4:29 p.m., this moderate hike will take approximately two hours. If it is overcast, the event will be canceled. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Currently, Loon Echo protects over 5,000 acres of land. All Loon Echo hikes are

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November 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

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The big scandals last week concerned the Miami Dolphins’ super-hazing incident, where a player quit the team under an onslaught of threats and racial innuendo from a large and threatening steroidal-life form named Richie Incognito; and 60 Minutes’ botching of the Benghazi “story,” which was so off-base it rated an in-air apology the following Sunday night, Nov. 10.  One incident may throw light on the other. After all, Benghazi = Be Hazing. Congress certainly enjoys hazing just about anybody. The August body held hearings earlier this year to get to the bottom of the Benghazi attacks, hoping to pin blame on the administration and satisfy conspiracy theorists. They turned back, though, when they found SHOWING THEIR PATRIOTISM ­­— Members of the Lake Region High School Junior class take part in a special the finger of blame pointing at… Congress. As usual. The Veterans Day celebrattion last Thursday inside the school gymnasium. The event was coordinated by the LRHS administration had asked for $300 million more to strength- Service Academy. (More photos on Page 1C.) en embassy security around the world. No soap. Congress ANAGRAM, Page D

Better times for U.S. and Iran? Medicare nugget

Thousands of Iranians gathered outside the exAmerican Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, the day the premises were seized in 1979, to chant “Death to America” and trample on our flag. So how does that jibe with the soft tone and sweet talk of Mr. Rouhani, the newly-elected president of Iran? Have we really moved on from those days of distrust and hatred? A few observations: First, there has been a debate in Iran whether the slogan “Death to America” should still be used. Those

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist against it, speaking up for the first time in 34 years, argue that Iran needs to rejoin the world community and that empty slogans inflame but do nothing to resolve outstanding issues. Hardliners retort that the words have revolu-

tionary value and reflect the nation’s determination to resist America’s soft and hard pressures. It is worth noting that probably few of those people demonstrating this month can recall the revolution and hos-

tage crisis of three decades ago. Those once-young men in the street now most likely are only steps from retirement. Today’s shouters are fellows who have been brainwashed by preachers who make a living from dire warnings and threats against distant enemies. Iran is not the only country whose politics are distorted by professional fear-mongers. The United States has quite a corps of them: those Neocon pundits who falsely warned IRAN, Page D

Fall chores and signs of winter

Today is one of those wild and wonderful November days, when one moment the sky is dark gray, the next moment it is bright and sunny, and a stiff breeze rips away the last of the oak leaves to send them swirling through the air. Mornings are frosty. Snow shines white on distant mountaintops. Chipmunks scurry into their burrows, their cheeks bulging with seeds. Nuthatches stuff morsels of food behind loose pieces of tree bark, and squirrels bury acorns in our pockmarked lawn. Signs of winter are in the air. This week, I did two small, but important, chores: I put my kayak away, and brought the bird feeder up from the cellar. As I was hanging the feeder on the porch, chickadees began spreading the news, and within minutes birds were on it, taking seeds. Raking leaves is a chore still in progress, but I’m happy to say that weeks ago I finished washing windows, a major chore. I try to do the windows while the weather is still fairly warm, but to minimize the risk of birds crashing into clean, clear windows, and being seriously injured or killed, I wait until most of the

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I’d like to thank the Bridgton Lions Club for a generous donation in support of my run. In addition, I’d like to thank the individuals who contributed toward my fundraising efforts for this cause. All in all, you helped me raise just over $350 to help this nonprofit program dedicated to providing recreational and competitive opportunities for differently-abled skiers and snowshoers. I know that many of the participants in the Adaptive

Bird Watch by Jean Preis BN Columnist migrating birds have left. A head injury can be fatal, and even if only knocked unconscious a bird is defenseless and an easy target for predators. According to the website of the Bird Conservation Network (www.bcnbirds.org), birds do not recognize window glass as a barrier, resulting in the death of 100 million birds to one billion birds annually in North America. Although large commerCHORES, Page D Ski Program go on to race in the Special Olympics held at Sugarloaf each winter. I wish them the best. Allen Hayes Jr. Bridgton

immense profit, it is cause for thought, appropriate to ask, “What’s in it for the public?” So when Poland Spring applied for their permit to drill wells and begin pumping water from Denmark, they To The Editor: knew they had to answer that On Saturday, Nov. 2, I question. Although there was ran in the Moose Pond Half and still is a vocal opposition Marathon to support the to their activities, a lot of resiAdaptive Ski Program at dents who weighed the pros Shawnee Peak. It was a beauand cons sided with Poland tiful fall day and I enjoyed a Spring for this reason: Poland great race — finishing second Spring’s use of the land is betin my age group. ter than the alternatives. Or at least, it was. Some of the land that they purchased was actually in the process of being sub-divided for housing lots. With this land, and additional property, in the hands of a company like Poland Spring, it would stay un-developed and open for recreational activities like hunting, trapping, biking, walking, bird-watching, etc. All they wanted in return was groundwater. This was a deal most of the Denmark public could get behind. We’ve been the victims of the classic bait-and-switch. Poland Spring is now selling exclusive recreational rights on all its properties to the highest bidder. They just sold the recreational rights of 60 acres of Fryeburg property to Elbridge Russell, owner of Saco Valley Canoe, and they’ve stated to at least one resident that they are willing to sell rights to other parcels if the offer is right. So, Denmark residents, beware! If you want to keep access to lands held by Poland Spring, you’d better start saving your money. (Even though Members of the Lake Region Dance Showcase group put on a patriotic performance at the Veterans Day celebration it’s hard to outbid someone last Thursday at LRHS. (Rivet photo) like Mr. Russell, who also

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around Cold Springs with the intention of pumping water for commercial use. The groundwater is, after all, a public resource — it belongs to all of us. We normally don’t give much thought to its use, because most of us, as households, use about the same amount as everyone else. No one party uses enough of it to affect their neighbors’ use of To The Editor: As a resident of Denmark, it. However, when a private or I had concerns when Poland corporate enterprise wants to Spring purchased the land extract large quantities of that public resource for its own

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor There are many vaccines that are covered by Medicare, but in different ways. In general, vaccines that are considered preventive are free and are covered under Part B. Other vaccines are covered by Part D. For example, the flu vaccine is covered by Part B for all Medicare beneficiaries each flu season with no coinsurance or deductible. The hepatitis B vaccine is covered under Part B for people who are considered at risk for hepatitis B such as hemophiliacs or people with end-stage renal disease. For those who are low risk, the hepatitis B vaccine is covered under Medicare Part D as is the shingles vaccine. Medicare Advantage (MA) plans cover all preventive services, including flu, pneumonia and hepatitis B vaccines. This means MA plans are not allowed to charge cost-sharing fees for preventive services that traditional Medicare does not charge for. Vaccines that are given because of exposure to a particular condition are also covered by Part B, but may be subject to coinsurance. For example, if you step on a rusty nail your tetanus shot will be covered by Part B. You will have to pay coinsurance unless it is covered by your Medicare supplement policy. Many vaccines administered at a doctor’s office are also covered under Part D. Part D plans must include all commercially available vaccines on their formularies including the shingles vaccine Zostavax. They also must provide coverage for vaccines purchased at doctors’ offices out of the plan’s network. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. During Open Enrollment (starting Oct. 15), Phil Ohman also will be available by appointment on Thursdays at the Bridgton Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays at the Naples Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 800-427-7411 to make an appointment with Phil.

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makes a lot of money from a public resource — the Saco River. It seems the profiteers of public goods stick together.) This should also serve as a warning to other Maine towns. If anyone attempts to profit off a public resource, the town councils should quickly implement a use tax (whether it’s a per gallon, or per canoe fee) to compensate the public. Do not rely on overtures of good will. As Poland Spring has proven, only money talks. Amy Imdieke Denmark

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To The Editor: It should come as no surprise to the American people that the Obama administration is being rocked by one scandal after another. Other than being the biggest rock star in the world, Barack Obama has no qualifications whatsoever to hold the office of president of the greatest nation in the world. With every passing day, it becomes painfully obvious how much damage Obama and his team of incompetent technocrats are inflicting on the country. The president has surrounded himself with “yes” men and women of marginal abilities at best, who blindly follow his policies without considering for even a second the extreme harm they are causing to the very fabric of America. Because Obama believes he is always the smartest perLETTERS, Page D


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Transportation: Challenge to independence

We Americans love our cars and trucks.  From the time most of us were old enough to drive, we have been behind the wheel.  Automobiles mean freedom — not in some grand philosophical sense — but in a real and practical sense that matters to us in our everyday lives. Having a vehicle, and being able to drive it, means the freedom to go where we want, when we want. But as we age, we find it harder and harder to use the freedom given to us by automobiles. As our abilities decline, driving becomes more complicated. Finally the day comes when we wonder whether we should keep driving at all, and yet, if we don’t, how we will go about our daily lives. And many of us struggle with how to tell our parents or grandparents that it is no longer safe for them to drive. That day has already come for millions of senior citizens around the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,

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roughly 19% of our population, or 13.9 million people, will need alternative transportation options to continue living independently. As ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, I recently held a hearing to examine the transportation challenges faced by our nation’s seniors, particularly those living in rural areas, who do not have access to public transportation. One of our witnesses was Katherine Freund from Portland. In 1988, Katherine’s three-yearold son was run over by an 84-year-old man, who did not realize that he had hit a child. The accident left the young boy critically injured and in a coma. Remarkably, he survived. But in that moment, Katherine learned that what happened to her son is the result of a growing crisis in our nation: As Americans are living longer and their ability to drive safely diminishes in their older years, they often have no choice but to drive

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Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator to reach destinations that are necessary for their everyday living — such as the grocery store, the post office, the doctor’s office, or even just to visit family and friends. The last White House Conference on Aging identified transportation as the third most important issue for seniors out of hundreds of options for priorities. This issue is particularly a concern in rural states, such as in Maine. Not being able to drive takes a particular toll on seniors living in rural, low-density areas. In 2004, a study from the Government Accountability Office found that 60% of nondrivers in rural areas reported that they stayed home on a

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given day because they lacked transportation.  In addition, non-drivers over the age of 75 and living in the suburbs reported significant dissatisfaction with how their transportation needs are being met compared to those living in cities. Since three out of four older people live in low-density areas, these concerns raise significant policy questions. Public transportation, which is often hailed as a primary solution, simply does not meet the needs of many seniors, particularly those in rural areas. More than a third of those over the age of 69 have no public transportation in their communities. Those HARDWARE L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924

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aversion to alternative modes such as public transit, specialized transportation and walking. The very same functional changes that make it difficult to drive — such as mobility loss and vision changes — also make it difficult to use traditional mass transportation.  The challenge of providing transportation alternatives to our senior citizens is literally growing by the day. To meet this challenge, we must find reasonable, practical transportation models that allow seniors to stay active and mobile even after they stop driving. One such model is ITNAmerica, which was founded in Maine by Katherine Freund shortly after that horrible accident that badly injured her son, and has since branched out to communities nationwide. ITNAmerica uses private automobiles to provide rides to senior citizens whenever they want, almost like a CHALLENGE, Page D RUBBISH SERVICE

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November 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page D

Defining agriculture policy Giving: Time

Last week, 41 select members from the House and Senate began their work on the Farm Bill Conference Committee. Members of the committee are charged with reconciling the differing farm bills passed by the two chambers earlier this summer and producing a final piece of legislation that will define our nation’s agriculture policy over the next five years. Farming is deeply rooted in Maine’s cultural heritage and is a pillar of our state economy.  While I am not a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, I recognize the implications their work holds for the future of our farming and food industries. Last spring, as the Senate drafted its version of the Farm Bill, I helped author the Forest Products Fairness Act, a provision of the bill that will open new economic opportunities for American foresters by allowing their bio-based products to qualify for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program. As the final provisions of this year’s legislation will have a substantial impact on thousands of Mainers, I wrote Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran, chairwoman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, a letter outlining several farming and food issues of particular importance to Maine.

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(Continued from Page D) son in the room, he takes no advice or suggestions from anyone and it shows in the daily debacles that have completely engulfed his tenure in office, and where nobody is held accountable for anything. Not only have the president and his party of zealots made a complete shambles of America’s economy, they have managed to alienate many of our most important allies around the world, while emboldening our foes with a foreign policy that is worse than incoherent. It should be crystal clear to everyone by now that Barack Obama is a fabulous celebrity and a terrible leader. He does a super job of entertaining Hollywood biggies and rap music icons in the people’s

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by Angus King United States Senator Among them is the need to provide adequate levels of funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) commonly referred to as food stamps. While I believe that we can increase efficiency of the SNAP program, there is a significant difference between efforts to reduce program waste and attempts to disguise largescale cuts as reforms. The House proposal cuts almost $40 billion in SNAP funding over the next decade that could potentially create a sizeable loss of jobs and income for our farmers, farmers markets, grocery stores and supermarkets. The SNAP program has a tremendously positive economic impact — not just for recipients, but for the food industry as well. Instead, the $4 billion cuts proposed by the Senate bill more accurately reflect the need to trim spending while also maintaining sufficient program funding. We also need to make sure regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) don’t unfairly burden our small and mid-sized farmers. Encouragingly, the House bill includes language

to require further scientific studies before those farmers are saddled with the cost of unworkable and counterproductive federal regulations. As we restructure the milk pricing system and shift toward a new dairy program, we need to protect dairy farmers by providing them with honest information about the changes under consideration.

house, but everything else not so much. The American Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is proving to be an unmitigated disaster. Millions of Americans are being dropped by their present insurance carriers. Costs are skyrocketing for millions of others lucky enough to hold onto their present policies. Companies are cutting back the hours of their employees because of the massive uncertainty surrounding Obamacare. Because Obama took no input from anyone other than special interest groups that he bought off with billions in taxpayer-funded bribes and cloaked the entire process in absolute secrecy and then rammed it through Congress without a single Republican vote, we are now saddled with a 2,700-page bill that nobody read let alone understood, as well as tens of thousands of pages of job killing regulations which are rapidly throw-

ing 20% of our economy into utter turmoil. If America has not been brought to its knees by eight years of Barack Obama, we can look forward to an eightyear reign of Hillary Clinton, who will surely double down on Obama’s insane policies. Mrs. Clinton is equally as unqualified as Obama to be president of the United States of America, but she is also a superstar celebrity, who is sure to be elected in a landslide. We deserve the government we get, and we are getting it in spades, as evidence continues to accumulate daily that our federal government is corrupt to the core. Millions of Americans are milking the system for all they can get and millions of others are so star-struck by idol worship that they couldn’t care less about what transpires in the moral and ethical swamp that is Washington, D.C. We are reaping the whirlwind, and sooner rather than

Requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to release recommendations to Congress is one way of achieving that transparency. The Farm Bill also provides an invaluable opportunity to support the growing demand for local and healthy food. Programs such as the Farmers Market Promotion Program and the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program can help us accomplish this goal by allowing local and regional agriculture to thrive while simultaneously highlighting the benefits of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. Lastly, it is imperative POLICY, Page D

Villa’s bill will assist veterans

Maine state legislative leaders voted last Wednesday to advance a bill that would direct federal and state veterans’ agencies to develop a portable housing voucher for lowincome or homeless veterans. “Our veterans deserve our support always and especially when they have fallen on hard times,” said Rep. Lisa Villa, D-Harrison. “Allowing veterans the flexibility to move to areas of the state where job opportunities are more plentiful or where there are more resources makes sense. Giving them a portable housing voucher will allow that to happen.” The bill moved forward after a 7-2 vote during last Wednesday’s hearing of new bills by the Legislative Council, which is made up of the 10 Republican and Democratic leaders of the State Legislature. The Council must approve any new bills for the second session of the legislature, which is typically reserved for top priority or emergency measures. The bill will be taken up by lawmakers in January during the second session of the 126th Legislature.

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later, it is all going to come crashing down all around us. Robert M. Howe Jr. Bridgton

My hat’s off to you

To The Editor: We seem to have some active PTO members with the values that I have been hoping could resurface in our communities. We have at least one member of the board with the same business acumen that my dear friend, Conrad Eastman, contributed to the trustees of Fryeburg Academy when they were deciding how to handle building projects a few years ago. As I suspected, he was able to tell us that we could find much less costly ways to replace the C.A. Snow School, if we choose. I’m sure that building costs for many communities across our storm-

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By Ann LePage Maine’s First Lady The crisp fall air reminds me old man winter is on his way, and I admit winter is not my favorite season. However, it is a time when most people think not only about themselves, but also about how to help others less fortunate. The generosity of Mainers is something that will always warm my heart, especially during the holidays. Paul and I taught all of our children about the importance of giving — whether it’s time at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter or ringing a kettle bell for a few hours. Giving doesn’t take but a little time and goodwill, which goes a long way for everyone involved. I want to thank everyone who took the time to donate food to the third annual Blaine House Food ravaged nation have not been inflated to bring in whatever the market will bear. I read an article in a recent Time magazine about the remarkable lost costs of building decent, but unpretentious, homes.  The most encouraging news for me is that the teachers will be working together to share techniques that they have found effective with their students more often and regularly. Also, some folks from the state of Maine who support innovation in our schools will soon be paying us a visit. I was able to share my concern that we not try to place any more than 20 students in a classroom (hopefully a little less) per teacher. Our most successful students according to last year’s standardized test results attend the Brownfield/ Denmark elementary school. You can find out the number of students per grade and classroom for each of our current schools by contacting the SAD 72 Office. 

Drive this year. In October, we extended an invitation for you to help, and you answered the call. Hundreds of people stopped by with bags and boxes of food, and they were eager to tour the mansion. Many were quite surprised when Paul took them on a personal tour. He loves sharing the history of the house with Mainers. The Good Shepherd Food-Bank worked with us again this year, and they are still determining how many hundreds, likely thousands, of pounds of food was collected. We will share that total with you very soon. We also have a challenge out to every Chamber of Commerce in Maine, encouraging businesses to donate to their local food pantries. A simple act of kindness has the power to make a difference, and together we can make a huge impact for those who need it most. We know that many Mainers struggle to pay their bills, heat their homes, and put food on the table. But we also know that the spirit of Maine will help us through difficult times. Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” His simple statement still rings true today.   The climate for change is as good as it has been for many years. We still will have to commit time and effort to our children, if we wish to see lasting positive results. My thanks to our teachers and our school board members who have already spent time exploring the two pressing issues facing our schools — safe classrooms and successful student performance. Cindy Alden West Fryeburg

About the symposium  

To The Editor: I looked up the meaning of “symposium” in Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary and found that the definition — at least the symposium on Hunger Insecurity and Agricultural Sustainability held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church this LETTERS, Page D

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REQUIREMENTS: 15 COPIES OF THE APPLICATION AND MATERIAL ALONG WITH THE FEE OF $300 (which is the application fee of $100 and escrow fee of $200.) MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON ON THE SCHEDULED DATE TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA. The Town of Casco shall provide the applicant with an account of how the escrow funds are spent. Those monies deposited by the applicant and not spent by the Town in the course of the Town’s review shall be returned to the applicant within 45 days after the decision on the application is final. If the escrow account established for the Appeals Board review drops below 50% of the amount deposited, the board shall not take action, including any meetings on the project, until the account has been brought back up to the original balance. The applicant shall pay any amount outstanding within 45 days of the billing date by the Town. ABUTTER NOTIFICATION: A. The Secretary will prepare the list of landowners within 500' of the property. B. The applicant will notify all landowners within 500' of the property by certified mail with return receipt requested. Landowners must be notified at least 10 calendar days prior to scheduled meeting. D. White slips need to be turned into the secretary ten (10) days prior to the meeting. Green cards and any feedback need to be turned into the secretary the Thursday before the meeting to ensure the board that the landowners have signed for these notices. SUBMITTALS: A. Use a plot plan (map with scaled plot plan) to demonstrate the existing area and to include a floor plan of the current structure B. Distances to all lot lines must be included. C. Use of the plot plan to demonstrate the whole request. This will include the current floor plan and location accurately measured of the proposed request. Distance to all lot lines must be included. Address ALL the hardship criteria. D. Submit photographs if possible. 46-49

APPLICATION, MATERIALS & FEES DUE (15 COPIES) December 16, 2013 January 17, 2014 February 14, 2014 March 24, 2014 April 18, 2014 May 19, 2014 June 23, 2014 July 21, 2014 August 18, 2014 September 15, 2014 October 20, 2014 DECEMBER - - NO MEETING

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REQUIREMENTS: APPLICATION, MATERIALS (15 COPIES OF ALL INFORMATION) AND FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON ON THE SCHEDULED DATE TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA. ESCROW: The Town of Casco shall provide the applicant with an account of how the funds are spent. Those monies deposited by the applicant and not spent by the Town in the course of the Town’s review shall be returned to the applicant within 45 days after the decision on the application is final. If the escrow account established for Planning Board review drops below 50% of the amount deposited, the Board shall not take action including any meetings on the project until the account has been brought back up to the original balance. The applicant shall pay any amount outstanding within 45 days of the billing date by the Town. ABUTTER NOTIFICATION A. The secretary will prepare the list of landowners within 500' of the property. B. The applicant will notify all landowners within 500' of the property by Certified Mail with Return Receipt requested. Landowners must be notified at least 10 calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting. C. White slips need to be turned into the secretary ten (10) days prior to the meeting. Green cards (returned receipts) any returned envelopes and feedback need to be turned into the secretary the Thursday before the meeting to ensure the Board that the landowners have been notified. D. If another Town is involved, the Casco Planning Board secretary will notify landowners, Town Clerk, and Planning Board Chairman of that Specific Town. SUBMITTALS 15 COPIES OF ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS All materials to be considered by the Planning Board must be received no later than NOON on the due date for the specific Planning Board meeting. Any material or information received thereafter will not be heard by the Planning Board until a later meeting. 46-49


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HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12 BLH ROOFING & PAINTING — New roofs/repairs. Shingle, metal, rubber. Residential/ commercial. Exterior painting. 23 years experience. Fully insured. 207-232-5138. Bryan 4t43x AIRPORT CAR EXPRESS – Luxury sedan or minivan transportation to and from regional airports, bus and train stations. 24 hr. operation with advance reservation. Major credit cards accepted. Child or booster seat upon request. 207-893-8294. www.airportcarexpress.com 26t32x DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49

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BRIDGTON — Spacious 2-bedroom apartment, sunroom, full bath with W/D hookup, large kitchen S/S appliances, garage parking, paved driveway, snow removal, heated. Walk to stores, hospital, 10 minutes to skiing. Heated, $900 month. No smoking. References BRIDGTON — One-bedroom checked. 207-925-9022. 4t45x apartment. Oak kitchen, big sunny windows. On quiet dead-end street. BRIDGTON — 3-bedroom Walk to downtown. $550 month, house, 1½-baths, convienent locano utilities included. Security de- tion, washer/dryer hookup. $800 posit. 625-8812. 2t45x month plus utilities. 207-5951321. 3t46 NORTH WATERFORD — Apartment over Melby’s Market. BRIDGTON — 16 South High 2-bedroom, washer & dryer in Street. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 place and working, no pets, no or 2 bedroom apartments, quiet, smoking, security deposit plus first safe building. Includes heat, hot month’s rent to move in. $650 a water, off-street parking. Walkmonth. Call Paul or Kay for de- ing distance to Main Street, town tails. 583-4447. 2t46 beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $700 to $800 month. First, last BRIDGTON  — 2-bedroom, 2- and security requested. References bath, large living area, close to checked. 207-632-8508 or 632Food City. Heat, electric, water, 8510. tf41 W/D, plowing, trash pickup included. $960. Section 8 welcome. 781-361-1368. tf45

LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month includes electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Mountain views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security HARRISON — Apartment, 2deposit/reference check required. bedroom, 2½-baths, large rooms, (207) 221-2951. 4t45x very private. Garage, mountain and lake views, access to lake. NEWER 2-BEDROOM — brick $950 month plus utilities with house, $875 month plus utilities, one-month security. No pets. No plowing, mowing & kitchen ap- smoking. References required. pliances included. Close to Han- 583-4044. tf44 naford, Renys, Bridgton Hospital. Bright & clean, open kitchen/din- NAPLES — Modern 2-bedroom, ing/living area, bath w/walk-in Long Lake townhouse condo, inshower, full basement, FHW, W/D cludes a boat slip. Many amenities hookups, paved drive. No pets. See including 1½-baths, washer-dryer, pics & more info on Craig’s List- beach and tennis court. Walking Maine posting #4027886427. Call distance to town, on Rte. 35. $800 452-2441. tf46 plus utilities. No pets/no smoking. Furnished or unfurnished. 617NAPLES — off Route 35. 2-bed- 448-0693. 2t46 room apartment, 2nd floor, $900 month includes heat, hot water, WATERFORD — Mobile home, electric. No smoking, no pets. 207- available November. 2-bedroom in 899-5052. tf37 pleasant neighborhood, newly remodeled, no pets. 1st, last, security. CASCO — Completely furnished $650.00. 583-4011. 3t46 rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call BRIDGTON/DENMARK — 1cell, 207-650-3529. tf37 bedroom, 1st floor, no pets/smokers (Photos Craigslist). Caretaker MAINE/NH LINE — 1-bedroom discount available. $650 includes apartment, mountain views, cable heat, plow, cable, Wi-Fi. 452& Internet included. $600 month 3006. 1t46x plus security. No pets. Call 2073t44x 415-1444.

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TOWN OF SEBAGO Transfer Station Attendants

If you’re 18+, physically fit, enjoy a challenging work environment, and can work in varying temperatures and conditions, we have a great job for you. In addition to a competitive hourly rate, we offer a $150 starting bonus! Many other positions in Lift Ops, F&B, Ski School, etc., available as well. We offer great benefits including free skiing, food/retail discounts, and 401(k). To complete an application please visit our website at www.attitash.com or stop by our base lodge at 775 Rt. 302 in Bartlett. (EOE) 1T46CD

The Town of Sebago is accepting applications for two part-time Transfer Station Attendants. These positions are for 20 hours per week. Must be able to handle and operate all minor equipment relative to transfer stations such as compactors and backhoe, and should be able to lift 40 pounds. Additional experience with calculators and cash registers is required. Duties include the performance of manual labor in connection with transfer station maintenance. Ideally, candidates will possess knowledge of DEP regulations as they pertain to Hazardous Waste Management. Starting pay is commensurate with experience (pay range $12.00 to $14.00 per hour). This position is a dynamic position that is multifaceted and will present opportunity for growth to the right candidate. For information and/or application contact: The Sebago Town Office, at 406 Bridgton Road, Sebago, Maine, 04029 at (207) 787-3337 or (207) 787-2002. Applications and job descriptions are also available on our website www.townofsebago.org Applications will be accepted until November 21, 2013. The Town of Sebago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Good Neighbors Incorporated, a nonprofit organization, with an over 30-year track record of providing high quality assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking motivated individuals to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. Candidates will be willing to support individuals, both in their homes and in the community, with a strong focus on dignity, respect, health, safety and therapeutic supports in a variety of environments and situations. Good Neighbors Incorporated prefers individuals that have previous training in the field of disability services, but experience is not necessary if the candidate displays a strong desire to learn the ethics and principals that guide the company. The abilities to make sound decisions, assist the people we support in leading a meaningful life, and self-motivation are highly desired.

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(Continued from Page D) past Saturday — that struck me as most representative was “symposium” defined as a “philosophical dialogue (fourth century, B.C. by Plato dealing with ideal love and the vision of absolute beauty).”   I do not know two people who should be more incompatible in creating a symposium on Hunger Insecurity and Agricultural Sustainability than Father Craig Hacker of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and myself. He was a professional military man, who moved about in a world where the ability to jump from airplanes, strategize and deal with secret intelligence were critical to winning a war before becoming a “country priest.” As Father Craig said in his sermon on Sunday before Veterans Day, the struggle for peace and justice is “risky business.” So here are some great ideo-

logical divides between Father Craig Hacker and myself that should — if we bowed to conventional wisdom — keep us from collaborating together on common issues. I am inclined to identify my thinking as coming from a “liberal” tradition than is Father Craig. His professional life has been shaped by a hierarchical organizational structure that demanded the kind of obedience I’ve railed against throughout my life once I discovered that powerful grown-ups could be as messed up as small children.  Another difference. I hate guns and high-tech weapons and if I had my way, I’d see that they were all destroyed. Father Craig seems to understand that weapons are needed to defend one’s country. Now, peacenik that I am, I confess to some hypocrisy within my ideological stance. If I, or a member of my family or a friend of mine were in danger of being directly attacked by enemies with weapons bent on my/our destruction, I pray to God that someone with guns and military training might

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come to my/our defense. I am quite aware that both sides of the argument — pro and antigun — present terrible risks.  Father Craig has lived his life with respect for hierarchical structures. I could not be more wary or less trusting of hierarchical structures. (Don’t know why I keep calling Father Craig just plain Craig, but I do. He doesn’t demand it. I just do it. Just another sign of ideological impurity.) Then again, another difference.  Father Craig knows far better than I do how to attract people around him who are even better than he is at organizational and technological details. Those with leadership abilities tend to know how to do this. I gather his best assistant is his wife Linda Hacker. He seems to have the good sense to look up to her than the other way round. But then, he has Deb Ripley, Janice Jones and a bunch of others at the church who keep him in line. I am jealous. I have to do most of this work by myself. However, because I am a tad more trusting, I’m getting some of the same kind of help from others.  Now, here is another difference. Father Craig is looking at ways we (and he) can create, at least here at home, real political and economic understanding and intelligence based on facts and statistics that focus on those who live in poverty or on the margins. Unlike him, I came close to flunking statistics in graduate school. He can do a demographic statistical analysis of who does or does not live with hunger insecurity within Bridgton so that practical measures can be brought about, based on such information that might actually result in establishing policies and procedures to feed those of us most in need of help. Such knowledge is way beyond my own capacities. Not to berate myself, I have focused my own passions on how to create

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SAINTLY VISIT — On All Saints Sunday, Nov. 3, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton received a visit from five saints. From left to right: St. Peter (George Wright), St. Clare (Chris Malloy), St. Francis (Deb Ripley), St. David of Wales (Pat Bradshaw), St. Margaret of Scotland (Margaret Reimer) and the MC of the visit, Terry Reimer. more empathy (not sympathy) between people who have convinced themselves that they have nothing in common.  Well, it seems the idea that we have nothing in common is completely bogus. The learning between us lies in open, respectful and sometime humorous dialogue, which allows for private expressions of anger, grief, doubt and fear upon we do not wish to act. I believe as time goes on and relationships grow in trust because of how we listen and what we do to truly hear, forgive and accept, labels and definitions begin to crack. Light comes in to chase away the darkness. What looks as if it is only shining on a few people begins to shine on so many that change for the better is inevitable. So back to the symposium. I was delighted to better know Joanna Moore, the creator of CrossWalk Community Outreach; Carmen Lone from Bridgton’s Community Center; and Jamel Torres, a young 26year-old activist whose job requires him to think about health in urban planning. Jamel is one of the originators of Bridgton’s Community Gardens. I learned a lot from

Naomi King as she spoke of her vision of Pietree Orchards as it relates to community building. There was Nancy Breit, from the Maine Cooperative Extension Center, that is teaching people to both become master gardeners as well as teach nutrition. Heather from Maine’s Hunger Initiative in Portland spoke about the cuts in food stamps while subsidies for very profitable agribusinesses have increased. She told us how we could become more politically involved and that our ultimate mission was to make food pantries, hunger and job insecurity a thing of the past. Terri Garnett, a volunteer, one-time coordinator and recipient of a local pantry, spoke with eloquence about the pros and cons of being a volunteer, a leader and a recipient of needed food. I, Virginia (Tilla) Durr, read letters from beneficiaries of food pantries, who spoke not only of their gratitude and the benefits they received but of needed reforms in learning how to be more inclusive and respectful of pantry recipients. Then, there were all those people like Deb Ripley, who does a brilliant job of empowering women; Nelle Ely, a marvelous

local artist who helped serve soup, rolls and cookies made by Beth Doonan of Beth’s Kitchen Café; Tom Stone and his wife who helped to serve and cleanup; and a host of others that did wonderful work in helping me with practical details I’m not so good at. Not to diminish my own strengths, I do take some pride in my ability for just plain empathy. I believe I have also inherited the power of “endurance.” Maybe, I have made the choice to keep showing up even when I am not wanted or maybe it is the power of endurance in my genes that keeps me going. I’d like to think that what is best within me was fortified by all the people who attended the symposium. I hope others can say the same.  It seemed to me like the vision of justice and peace or a platonic idea of idealized love and beauty was brewing at Saturday’s symposium. There was hope for real action if ordinary people with diverse abilities and ideas like ourselves begin to believe in our own ability to determine a better life for ourselves and our communities. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

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(Continued from Page D) that we create a supportive environment for the future growth of our farming and food products industries. This starts with promoting good land stewardship and providing farmers with the resources and know-how to manage their land with future generations in mind. In addition, funding for beginning farmers and ranchers — through initiatives

like the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program — brings new energy into the local food movement and support for research and extension programs allows our farmers to implement safe and efficient growing practices. Excessive cuts to these and other farming resources risks diminished learning and stifled innovation. By providing for tomorrow’s farmers today, we ensure the contin-

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES OFFICE CLOSED THE NAPLES TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 28TH, 29TH AND 30TH IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

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Lovell residents attending, or planning to attend, a school of post-secondary education (whether liberal arts or vocational) are invited to apply. The Warren B. and John W. McKeen Educational Foundation will be awarding a number of scholarships to such students who have been Lovell residents for at least one year. Application forms may be obtained at the Lovell Town Office (Tel.: 207-925-6272), or at the office of the Foundation’s Trustee, Peter J. Malia, Jr., HastingsMalia, P.A., P.O. Box 290, 376 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 (Tel.: 207935-2061), or at the Guidance Office at Fryeburg Academy. Some financial information will be required, since awards must be made on the basis of financial need, but such information will be kept confidential. 2T46

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ued economic vitality of these critical industries. This is a very exciting time for Maine agriculture. We have a proud tradition of small and diversified farms, and our local food movement is surging. Farmers markets and increased direct sales are improving access to locally grown and locally raised food. From southern apple orchards, to coastal blueberry barrens, to mid-state dairy farms and all the way up to potato fields in Aroostook, the foundation of our local food movement is a growing number of small and midsized family farms. This development has been fueled in part by an injection of young and new farmers. While the average age of farmers is increasing around the country,

Maine is one of the few states where it is actually decreasing. More and more, young people in Maine see agriculture as a viable career path. We are experiencing an agricultural renaissance of sorts, and a five-year Farm Bill is critical to support our farmers and sustain these encouraging trends. I recognize that reconciling the differences between the two bills will be challenging and that compromises will be necessary. However, I remain optimistic that members of the conference committee can come together and craft an agreement that provides our food producers with a sense of certainty and our most vulnerable members of society with a sense of food security.

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From November 15, 2013 – April 15, 2014 no vehicle shall be parked on any public street or way from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. as per MRSA 29A Section 2068-2069 and the Bridgton Traffic Ordinance adopted January 10, 1995 and amended August 27, 1996 and October 25, 2005. A townwide parking ban may be called for with notification. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense. Thank you for your cooperation. James Kidder, Public Works Director 2T46

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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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Warning is hereby given that no person or persons shall plow, shovel or otherwise deposit snow, or cause the same to be done, into the limits of any traveled public way within the Town of Bridgton. It is permissible to plow the snow bank left by the street plow directly in front of a driveway to each side of the driveway onto the snow bank. Pursuant to MRSA 17A, Section 505, “Placing Obstructions on a Traveled Road” and MRSA 29A Section 2396 “Snow, a person may not place and allow to remain on a public way snow or slush that has not accumulated there naturally.” Persons in violation of these laws shall be subject to legal action. Thank you for your cooperation. James Kidder Public Works Director 2T46


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SES RUNNING CLUB — Students in grades K-5 at Sebago Elementary School have been participating in an after school running club. Fifth grade teacher/librarian Ms. Kelly organized this event for interested students. Forty students joined the running club and two have been inspired to run marathons on the weekends. Pictured are Ms. Kelley, Mrs. Harmon and running club members. (Photo by John Tarantino)

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bits, creating an even more effective, and interesting, visual barrier in front of the glass. In spite of our precautions and the spiders’ efforts, birds can still hit windows. When it happens, we gently place the apparently lifeless bird into a large paper bag, secure the top with a clothespin, and place it in a quiet, safe place where the bird can recover. Our most recent rescue was a goldfinch. After about 15 minutes, we heard scratching sounds coming from inside the bag, so my husband carried the bag outside, placed it on the ground, and opened it slowly. The bird stood there blinking at the light and then took off, disappearing into a grove of trees. After I finish washing windows, they look nice and clean for a day or two, but then the spiders get to work, repairing and rebuilding their damaged webs. Clear windows can be fatal to our neighborhood birds, so we have learned to admire the artistry of the spiders’ webs, knowing that they provide one more warning to keep birds from trying to fly through the glass.

(Continued from Page D) cial buildings with extensive glass are especially dangerous, many birds die when they fly into windows in our homes. If a bird can see through one window and out another on the opposite wall, or if a window mirrors its outdoor surroundings, it may look like a continuation of the bird’s flight path, and the bird will try to fly through it. Years ago, we placed bird feeders close to our house, not realizing that birds can be easily panicked by real or imagined dangers, and may flee directly into a nearby window. We then fastened screens to the outside of windows near our feeders, and although occasionally birds have flown into the screens, so far none have been seriously hurt. To be useful, barriers must be placed outside the glass to reduce reflection. Hawk silhouettes, and other visual barriers placed inside the glass, are ineffective. At our house, resident spiders spin lace-like webs outside the glass, which catch enough light to let birds know something is there. Eventually, the webs collect pine needles, leaf fragments, and other tid-

Better times for U.S. and Iran?

(Continued from Page D) of Iraqi nukes and terrorism connections are the same folk who now use the same sort of language against Iran. They will not be content until the United States engages in combat with Iran — or Syria, which they see as an Iranian proxy. A loud voice inspiring them is the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. His tactic is to create fear among his public and offer only violent solutions for the security of the country. The major costs, of course, would be America’s, not Israel’s. Second, while those seeking a peaceful resolution of the dispute face formidable opponents, they must persevere. At stake are the fragile United States and world economies. Plus thousands of deaths (remember the promis-

es of an easy victory in Iraq?) and a conflict without end. Far, far better to extend a measure of trust (while diligently verifying as Reagan emphasized) to the Iranian leaders, assure them we are not seeking regime change and work out an agreed solution that will permit them to have peaceful nuclear energy while establishing a system of inspections that will prevent diversion to warheads. Not an impossible task, but one that will require steady, patient efforts to achieve. Some progress was apparently made in negotiations with Iran at Geneva this past week. The circumstances we find ourselves in are the result of demonizing an antagonist. How many times have we scorned an enemy and then found we needed to negoti-

(Continued from Page D) never spends money that doesn’t directly subsidize American big business. But, it sure does like to blame other people for its own failures. How about this one? President Obama had Osama Bin-Laden killed, right? (Seal Team Six = Lax Aims Set. No wait, that’s Benghazi again!) Could it be that the president’s subsequent criminal disregard for the safety and right to

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(Continued from Page D) taxi service. Riders open an account, which is automatically charged when the service is used. Riders can get credits for rides through volunteer services, through donations, by donating their private car to the program after they have decided they should no longer drive.  I was pleased to have secured critical federal funding to support ITNAmerica and to have authored legislation, the “Older Americans Sustainable Mobility Act,” which built upon the

posed Constitutional rights to privacy and due process. These programs should be talked about, especially by Congress and the American people. Should we be spying on foreign-ally heads of state? Should all of our phone and Internet records and conversations be scooped up, without prior cause? On the other hand, Snowden is still hiding out in Russia, pleading that he be granted clemency. Very little has changed, or promises to. We are still building super-police state capabilities. So, the upshot of the young man’s “brave” reveal? Eric Snowden = Ends in cower. In happier news, the Boston Red Sox won their eighth World Championship last week! The bad news was, it took them the equivalent of eight postseasons to get it done. The Red Sox’ idea of a rally is two twenty-pitch walks, a wellplaced bloop and a pitching change. Any game lasting under four hours hasn’t been over-thought enough. We in New England loved it, of course. The team was

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cult (which brought us alQaeda) which sees schism as an heretical sect. Saudi Arabia’s Shias are concentrated in its oil-rich eastern provinces. Hence, there is great enmity towards Shia Iran – although the two nations have gotten on before. Both Israel and the Saudis are capable of inflicting great costs on the United States if they see a U.S.-Iranian relationship beginning to flourish at their expense. It will be necessary, therefore, for Washington to move cautiously and keep both of them informed of progress. But, under no circumstances, should American policy be held hostage to a foreign nation’s interests — no matter how influential they are. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.

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Anagrams are now in the news life of bystanders during his illegal drone attacks on foreign populations represent an attempt to assuage his own guilt under the eyes of God? After all, Osama BinLaden = Obama, Sin-Laden. Democrats, Republicans — when the United States stops terrorizing poor countries, poor countries will produce fewer terrorists. I believe Eric Snowden brought to light a lot of secret programs and cavalier attitudes about our sup-

ate with him? Our distorted propaganda estranges them and our own public. There are many issues that we need to resolve with Iran and for which we need their help — Syria and unsettled conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq, for example. But, first, we have to cease the name-calling and drop the idea of achieving further gains by piling on new sanctions. Every country has “red lines” which it must protect to preserve its security and dignity. We have to recognize that Iran has valid interests in its neighborhood — just as we do. The two loudest opponents of a U.S.-Iran reconciliation are Israel and Saudi Arabia. Israeli politicians need an enemy to stay in office. The Saudi monarchy is based on the ultra conservative Wahabi

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lovable, professional, gutsy and talented; but some of their games were so long even players who didn’t start with beards looked like Grizzly Adams by the middle innings. Outside New England, the long, long, long games may have killed baseball for good. Boston Red Sox = Sox bored tons. Or might a more appropriate anagram be, Robed nox toss? No wait, that’s probably Benghazi again.

successful model created by Katherine. The funding provided through my legislation would be used as seed money for the development and expansion of private and nonprofit senior transportation systems. We must work together to address this problem and seek solutions that help our nation’s seniors maintain an independent lifestyle where they are not completely dependent upon loved ones, friends, and neighbors for transportation, and that allows them to remain active in their communities.

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