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BPD Facebook comments out?

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Fans who want to comment on arrests posted by Bridgton Police on their Facebook page had better get their comments in while they still can. That’s because a majority of the Bridgton Board of Selectmen want to ban all comments on arrests, at a minimum. They feel so strongly about it that, on Tuesday, they came very close to voting to ban fans from commenting on anything posted on the page, in effect making it a “read-only” Facebook page. “I’ve talked to quite a few people about this, and we just do not like the comments. We do not need it,” said Selectman Bernie King, a former Bridgton police officer. Later, he added, “I don’t think it’s necessary.” King’s motion to make the entire page “read-only” was seconded by Selectman Bob McHatton, who initiated the

debate several months ago when he brought up the issue of negative or derogatory comments being made under the mugshots of persons arrested for criminal offenses. Just as the board was about to vote, however, McHatton withdrew his second, saying he didn’t realize King’s motion would apply to all comments made by the public on information posted on the page. McHatton’s intention, he said, was to limit the ban to comments made on arrests, and not on other posts, such as safety messages, reports on various grants and projects, video or photos of crime suspects sought by police or other items of interest such as design options for decals on new police department cruisers, which generated over 100 responses and over 1,000 views. The motion and discussion arose as Police Chief Kevin FACEBOOK, Page A

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Should the Fryeburg Water District remain “active” or be declared “inactive?” Residents will decide the organization’s fate in June 2013. FWD trustees decided to place the question before voters at their meeting Tuesday night at the Fryeburg Rescue building. The District was created in 2005 by the Maine Legislature when talk surfaced that the Fryeburg Water Company — a privately-owned utility — was contemplating its sale. The Company decided against selling. Yet, the District remained in place — just in case a day arrived that FWC did decide

to sell. Although the District has five elected trustees, it has no regulatory powers. To keep the District “active,” it takes about $1,100, which is raised through “donations” from the community. FWD Trustee Dick Krasker, who has raised the funds needed to operate the District, felt the Fryeburg community could use the $1,000 on more “pressing” issues than keeping the District “active.” Despite his own feelings on the issue, Krasker added that if local residents want to retain that “warm and fuzzy feeling” because the District is operational, he would support that position — continuing the reason he is on the board, to serve the interest of the public. FWD, Page A

FWD: Stay ‘active’ or go to ‘inactive?’

HONORING AREA VETERANS — Above, two people check the names of those listed on the war memorial adjacent to the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell; below left, Lake Region students Shantel Mather (left) and

Talya Bartlett performed during last Friday’s Veterans Day program in the high school gym; below right, a salute during Bridgton’s service held at the memorial on Depot Street Sunday morning. (Rivet Photos)

Casco selectmen react to Business Showcase booth fee

By Dawn De Busk ers were charged a fee of $10Staff Writer per-table to rent booths at the CASCO — Citizens have Business Showcase held in the been asking. public gymnasium, citizens asked When local business own- questions.

Some of those questions — and a better understanding of what had happened — were brought to the table when the Casco Board of Selectmen met

Path to wellness

Center to help breast cancer patients

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Ann Ruel of Harrison is following a calling. A year ago, Ann heard the words most women fear. I’m sorry, you have breast cancer. She had a scare several years ago when a lump was discovered, but it proved to be noncancerous. A mammogram on Sept. 19, 2011 would change Ann’s life — forever. Initially, the test revealed a two-centimeter mass. In reality, the lump was five centimeters, and Ann was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. “It was devastating. I had no family history of breast cancer. You wonder, ‘Wow, is this it? Will I survive this or not?’ When I asked these questions

Ann Ruel To open wellness center to my oncologist, she told me I was going to be a survivor. No one had said that to me at that point. I needed to hear those words,” Ann recalled. “I said, ‘Okay, good. What do I need to

do?’ It was the start of a long journey.” The journey continues. Ann’s experience tested her inner fortitude and her faith in God. “I truly believe the reason I went through this was that the Lord had a plan for me,” she said. “I am stepping out to do this purely on faith. If I don’t try to do it, I’ll never know whether I could help other lives or not. I’m giving it a shot. That’s all I can do.” By the first of the year, Ann hopes to open On Eagles Wings, Inc. — a breast cancer survivor wellness center for alternative treatment, located in her former real estate office on Portland Road, across from Beef & Ski. While two portions of the building are currently rented by an attorney and a financial consultant, Ann plans to renovate the “middle section” into a wellWELLNESS, Page A

on Tuesday night. On Election Day, the polling place was the Casco Community Center, and the third annual business showcase was held in a space where the volume of voters would be heightened by a presidential election. At some point, organizers decided to charge $10 for each booth — to cover the cost of advertising and additional janitorial services for the event. Selectman Ray Grant was surprised that this detail of the event did not come before the board sooner. Although the recreation department often charges fees for sports activities, the fee charged for booths at the business showcase was new, according to Grant. Plus, it was something the board should be kept aware of — as it involves the renting of town space and funds that should be accounted for, he said. “First of all, whatever fees, I think the board should be notified,” he said. “Anytime someone asks me why we are charging for something, and I don’t know, it doesn’t look good. And, it doesn’t feel good to not be able to answer,” Grant said. Shortly after that comment, acting chairman Tracy Kimball asked Grant, “Was the question: ‘Why are we charging?’ or ‘What are we doing with the money that

was charged?’ ” He responded, “Both.” During Tuesday’s workshop, the selectmen who spoke agreed a policy was in order to set a standard for how money is received during special events. “There should be some checks and balances.” Kimball said. “That has to be something that we should stay on top of it. I don’t want to add more to the recreation department. But, I would want to know that it wasn’t just a group of people. I would want to know someone is in charge of that,” she said. Casco Town Manager Dave Morton said the town’s auditor had recommended the town address these types of moneyrelated issues. Some of the auditing firm’s recommendations included having two people present while checks or cash are paid and receipts are being written, Morton said. “To protect the person whose money is being collected, there

(should) be two people there” during the process of taking the check or money and signing the receipt, he said. Later in the workshop, Morton said, “We have had a practice in the past of having these events without sanction” from the board of selectmen. Earlier, Morton said it was up to the board to determine when to require approval for an event where a fee is charged; and secondly, it was the board’s responsibility to “outline a process for accepting money for the events.” “I am suggesting that this may be the next policy you work on,” he said. The board members indicated that policy work would soon appear as an agenda item. Acting Chairman Kimball said, “We need a policy. I don’t think it is our job to decide how much they should charge Grant agreed with her, “There has to be checks and balances, and we need to approve it.”

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Church clock ticks once more

Veterans’ names etched in rock

By Bill Warren Special to the News Around nine years ago, a parishioner at the Bridgton Methodist Church asked George Drisko to take a look at the church’s tower clock, to see what needed to be done to get it running. George, a retired electronics instructor at Sanford Vocational Center, inspected the clock and then called Bill Warren, a longtime friend and former classmate at Bridgton High School, to arrange for repairs. After looking the clock over, it was obvious that water had found its way to the area of the pendulum, and the lower 12 inches of the pendulum shaft had rotted and the cast iron weight had dropped off — thankfully, to a floor area, and not through the ceiling — as the pendulum shaft weighs 40-50 pounds. The shaft is around eight feet long, and Bill turned a new section and splined it onto the existing shaft and mounted the original hardware. Next, the clockworks were cleaned, oiled and calibrated. For those who have never seen a church clock works, it is just a very large watch works, standing four feet high, four or five feet long, and two feet wide. It has the typical gears driving a shaft, geared to four clock faces. The clock mechanism is powered by a drum connected to a weighted cable. The tension to the cable to turn the drum is provided by a cast iron weight fitted with a single pulley, which allows the weight to drop within an enclosed channel from the floor of the clock face level to the church vestibule over a 10-day period (generally the clock should be wound every seven days, usually on Sunday; Bill did this at First Church when he was a boy).   The mechanism was activated after the pendulum repairs were competed, but, unfortunately, it stopped working every 12 hours because of unknown binding. The west clock mechanism was eventually determined

to be at fault, and the decision was made to disconnect this one face. In the interim, and unknown to the “clock mechanics,” a decision was made to remove the clock hands. This led to several years of — literally — lost time, as the hands and hardware were misplaced. George recruited Mark Fleck’s Welding to design and construct new hands at a great discount and donation. Bill arranged for the painting by donation and discount by Varney’s Auto Body of Windham. The project was back in business! Following the completion of this task, to the surprise of the mechanics, the original wooden hands and hardware reappeared. The cost of a lift to reinstall the hands would have been about $1,000, so Bill set out on a trial of cutting an access door in the face of the clock to reach the mounting hardware. Similar access doors are in place at the Bridgton First Congregational Church clock — as viewed with binoculars — so it seemed cutting the hole would provide immediate access to the clock hands. On Oct. 31, Bill, with George’s agreement, cut the access door in the face of the clock. On Monday, Bill and George mounted first the hour hand in the six o’clock position, and the minute hand in the 30-minute position, to ease the installation of the screws and shaft nut. The clock was then set to 6 o’clock to allow for calibration of the gear timing mechanism. Then, with a photographer from The News in place on the ground to take pictures of this historic event, the mechanism was set to 2:54 p.m. and began telling the time again on Monday, Nov. 12. Aside from the civic service to aid in returning the clock to operation, George’s family, and Bill’s wife’s family, have had a long relationship with the Methodist Church. George’s mother Avis Drisko was a member for many years, and Bev’s dad and mother, George and

By Dawn De Busk Crawford said, “I just knew I Staff Writer was going into the Air Force. I NAPLES — On Sunday was following in the footsteps morning, the autumn leaves of my big brother, my big sister, collected around the shoes of and my dad.” those people holding flags durShe was much too young ing the Veterans Day ceremony. to remember the ordeal of her Naples resident Kim (Merrill) father’s years in the Korean Crawford — a veteran of War, and how the family worDesert Storm — proudly held ried for four years while he was the Maine State flag as “Taps” a prisoner of war. He was one began to play. of those people who were able The instrument started close- to come back home. up and in earnest, and then On Tuesday, her father moved into the distance until the Delvin Merrill was honored as sound of traffic took over. From part of an assembly at Songo the very first note, Crawford’s Locks School. heart sped up. Eighty-year-old Delvin “I jump every time I hear it. Merrill said somehow his famIt just catches me,” she said. ily members had kept the award A HAND IN TIME — Bill Warren reaches his arm outside the Later, when she looked at her a surprise. clock tower at the Bridgton Methodist Church Monday, start- own name etched in the granite “They snuck that one in on ing the clock up again after being inactive for several years. — her name, one of many local me,” he said. (Geraghty Photo) veterans of foreign wars, she He agreed that the names on Leona Leavitt, were longtime found it “amazing.” the area monuments, the people members. George was also a “To see it is moving. To put who have served in the armed trustee for many years. Although faces to the names is just amaz- forces during times of war, are the repairs have been a multiing ‘cause we are just everyday just ordinary people. year task, a push was made this people,” Crawford said. Still, he said he feels extraoryear and this month to have the “But, they (earlier veterans) dinarily proud of his three chilclock in service in time for the have paved their way and I am dren. Nov. 14 birthday of parishioner paving the way for those who “My two girls — I am proud Joan Emerson as she turned 90. will follow behind me,” she of them. My son spent 23 years The clock was manufactured said. in the Navy. Kathy was 21 by E. Howard and Co., Boston, As early as her teen years, NAMES, Page A Mass, the major manufacturer and installer for church clocks at the turn of the century. A historical website for E. Howard and Co. listed the Methodist Church clock as a Model #1-S, Bill Warren installed the clock and it was purchased in 1885 hands, but he wants it known on Order #B/183. The bicen- that it was his friend, George tennial book Bridgton, Maine Drisko, who was the motivator 1768-1994 lists the church con- behind getting the Methodist struction beginning in 1869, Church clock working again. but not being completed until Drisko was out of town and late 1871, with dedication ser- unavailable for a photo.   vices on Jan. 17, 1872. William H. Larrabee was on the build- ble individual, given the signifiing committee and “advanced cant donation by the Larrabees large sums of money so that to the building fund, was a D.P. actual construction work on Larrabee, who wrote, “Wound the church might proceed,” the the clock Oct. 17, 1893, also book states. It is reported that May 2, 1896 and I trust for the the clock was installed in 1886.  last time.” The earliest notation While George and Bill were seen was a Philip Plummer, working in the machine level, dated June 10, 1879. Many KIM (MERRILL) CRAWFORD poses next to a list of veterthey found interest in read- families would probably find ans of foreign wars on the Naples Village Green. Her name is ing the writings on the walls the names of ancestors who had listed under Desert Storm, the war in which she served in the of those who had wound or “wound the clock” over its 126- Air Force. (De Busk Photo) worked on the clock. One nota- year life.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Fire Chief Jason Moen simply wanted to know if he could count on using the Memorial School during a fire training this winter. He made his request to be updated “on the status of the Memorial School” during pub-

lic participation time. Suddenly, several sets of questions flew to the table; and the Casco Board of Selectmen embarked on another conversation about the fate of this vacant, historical building. On Tuesday, the board was in unison on getting cost estimates for removal of hazardous

materials, removal of debris if the building were burned, and for subsequent landscaping. That discussion and request for a range of cost estimates took place a few months ago. Also on Tuesday, the board agreed to postpone putting the issue back on the agenda until December’s meeting. Selectman Ray Grant said he would not be present at the next November meeting, and

Chief asks if school still a fire training possibility he wanted to weigh in on the Memorial School when it was discussed again. So, the school was tabled until Dec. 11 — the board’s only meeting for that month. At the town meeting in June, a majority vote gave the directive to the board to do with, and possibly dispose of the Memorial School, however it chose. Therefore, voter approval is not required to move for-

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Record-setting year for pharmacy robberies in Maine By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The October robberies that occurred 10 days apart at the Naples and Fryeburg Rite Aid

stores are numbers 46 and 47 in what has become a record-setting year for pharmacy robberies in Maine. Since then, another pharma-

cy has been robbed, according to the Maine State Police. That makes 48 pharmacies robbed in 2012, compared to 28 the year before, and 24 in 2010. In 2008, there were only two pharmacy robberies in Maine, said Steve McCausland, spokesperson for the Maine State Police. “We’re averaging about one a week,” he said. Nationally, Maine is one of the top three states in the country in terms of the increase in pharmacy robberies over the past year, according to Maine Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, who sees the statistic as strong evidence of the “horrific problem of prescription drug abuse and addiction” of which rural areas are particularly vulnerable because of high poverty rates and the resultant sense of hopelessness, powerlessness and desperation. Fryeburg Police Chief Philip Weymouth said that among those addicted to opiates, the potential payoff of robbing a pharmacy is so great, both in terms of feeding their habit and of the money they can make selling them on the street, “the DANCE ROUTINE — Performing at the Lake Region payoff is so great, the penalty is Veterans Day program were (left to right) Jessica Allen, Kasey worth the risk.” When the Rite Hoyt and Talya Bartlett. (Rivet Photo) Aid opened in Fryeburg several

years back, he said, “We knew it was just a matter of time” before it was robbed. “If you’re addicted, you’re desperate,” he said. In the robbery that took place at the Fryeburg Rite Aid on Route 302 on Oct. 5, police allege that Michael E. Freeman, 25, of Chelsea entered the store just before 10 p.m. on a rainy Friday night during Fryeburg Fair week, handing the pharmacist a note that read: “Oxycodone 30’s in a bag and no one will get hurt, now.” Weymouth believes Freeman was hoping to take advantage of the fact that police officers were busy with traffic control and other fair-related duties. But the plan backfired. “We had him within minutes,” Weymouth said. Almost the same second that Fryeburg Police Officers working traffic control at Academy Corner heard the radio alert to be on the lookout for a red pickup truck, they saw one approach in the lane bound for the fairgrounds. “If he had turned the other way and headed for Bridgton, we probably would have lost him,” Weymouth said. Freeman was working at the fair and had borrowed his

employer’s red pickup truck, Weymouth said. Once police received permission from the employer to search the truck, they found 270 30-milligram Oxycodone pills inside a Rite Aid bag. At around $30 each, the pills had a street value of over $8,000. “What if he had made it to the fairgrounds?” asked Weymouth. “You may have never seen him again” in the crowd, which was particularly large because of the Leann Rimes concert. Bridgton Police Chief Kevin Schofield became involved in the Naples Rite Aid pharmacy robbery that occurred 10 days later, on Oct. 15, in assisting the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department with arresting a Wayside Drive, Bridgton, resident, Anthony G. Mattia, 26, for the crime. Mattia allegedly entered the Naples Rite Aid on Route 302 around 7:20 p.m. and handed a note to the pharmacist on duty. There was no

weapon displayed, and Mattia’s arrest came after police tied him to clothing worn during the robbery as well as items stolen from the pharmacy. Schofield said Mattia was allegedly also involved with others in committing a string of three residential burglaries within a three-day period on the Kansas Road, as well as thefts from motor vehicles in August and September on Oak Street and the upper Kansas Road. Arrested along with Mattia in connection with the Kansas Road burglaries were Morgan E. Miller, 22, of Kansas Road in Bridgton and Joseph M. Harmon, 23, of Kansas Road. Schofield said that of the over 50 armed robberies that have occurred in Maine in 2012, it is estimated that between 60 and 70% of them involved prescription drug abuse. Bridgton Police recovered both guns and two types of prescription ROBBERIES, Page A

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(Continued from Page A) priated. We can’t do it unless we have the money to do it,” Grant said. As far as getting an answer for Chief Moen, Casco Town Manager Dave Morton’s definitive answer was: “Short of burning the building, you can use it for training.” The Casco Fire Department has utilized the space to do night vision training as well as smoke training, and Morton said those to see “their police department types of hands-on sessions could continue there. is progressively and proactively doing their job” and that “presents a positive image for any community.” A reader of The News, how(Continued from Page A) ever, who has had involveyears in the Air Force. Kimmie spent 20 years in the Air Force. I ment with the BPD Facebook am very proud of all of them,” Merrill said. page, e-mailed the newspaper Kim Crawford joined the Air Force in 1984, and she served in to point out that police mugboth Desert Storm and Desert Shield during the 1990s. shots posted on the Internet are being increasingly picked up by some popular commercial “mugshot” websites, such as mugshot.com, that repost the pictures for entertainment purposes. Even if the charges are later dismissed, the websites will not remove the pictures unless they are paid to do so. And even then, there is no guarantee that the digital images will not turn up later on another mugshot site, since many of the mugshot websites are connected. Police booking photos are available to anyone in the public through the Open Records Act, and it is currently legal to post the photos on the Internet A stop at The Loon means without the person’s permisa journey into an eversion, since the photos are a changing world that public document. delights the senses — truly a unique gift shop

BPD Facebook comments muzzled? on the page related to arrests that are “questionable” as to whether they should be allowed or not. “I haven’t seen anything that was that egregious that (the page) had to be shut down immediately,” said Hoyt. Some comments appear to reflect views of people who “are just being involved” with the activities of the police department, he added. Woodward agreed. “I think there are many places where the comments would be very useful” to the department,” he said. In his three-page memo, Schofield emphasized the usefulness of comments as a way “to both report and interact with the public in which we serve in the most transparent manner possible.” Social media sites like Facebook “allows the police department the ability to tell our story to the public and not necessarily rely on third party news media to do this for us,” Schofield wrote in his memo. They can also serve as a real crime-fighting tool, he said, pointing out that as a result of videos posted on the page of crime suspects, “two theft cases were solved in one day last week alone.” Schofield was not given the opportunity Tuesday to discuss the memo, however, since Hoyt

had earlier announced that comments from the audience would not be allowed once a motion had been made and seconded. There was also no discussion of any kind concerning the propriety of posting booking photos along with arrest information (see Viewpoints, page D1). After McHatton withdrew his seconding motion, King’s motion died, and the board agreed to wait on taking any action until they’ve reviewed the draft Social Media Policy at their Dec. 11 meeting. Berkowitz did not offer any details of what might be in the report. The public, however, has taken an active interest in the debate. Schofield’s memo stated that when an article first appeared in The Bridgton News on the controversy, “over 2,000 people reviewed that post,” giving the BPD’s Facebook page “some ancillary benefits that need to be taken into consideration.” Schofield said he believes that posting arrests, rather than having a negative impact, allows residents and the public, including tourists,

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Incidents on the Bridgton Police Department blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, Nov. 6 9:28 a.m. Police investigated a shoplifting complaint at a local store. A female allegedly attempted to steal a six pack of beer. Wednesday, Nov. 7 6:14 a.m. Police assisted firefighters with an oven explosion, resulting in personal injury, at a Harrison Road location. 8:26 a.m. A motorist, operating a silver Chevy Silverado registered to a Salem, Mass. resident, failed to pay $72 for gasoline at a Portland Road gas station. 10:03 a.m. William H. Jines II, 28, of Bridgton was arrested for domestic violence assault and felon possessing a firearm without a permit by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones. Mr. Jines was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in

Portland. 7:29 p.m. A woman claimed that her 15-year-old son had been assaulted on the school bus on his trip home. 8:06 p.m. Police checked a Maple Street residence after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside of the home. 8:54 p.m. A woman claimed that her “phone won’t stop ringing” after a family member’s photo appeared on the police department’s Facebook page. Thursday, Nov. 8 9:09 a.m. A 1995 Chevrolet Blazer, operated by Patrick Irish of Sebago, rolled over on South Bridgton Road. No injuries were reported. 9:35 a.m. Police received a complaint that a man was operating an older model snowmobile on Walker Street properties. 11:07 a.m. A 1999 Chrysler Sebring, operated by Zackery Smith of Bridgton, went off South High Street. No injuries

were reported. 4:32 p.m. Firefighters were sent to the Shell Station on Portland Road to clean up a gas spill. Fuel was spilled when a vehicle drove off while gas was being pumped. 6:52 p.m. A 2009 Lincoln, operated by Roseanne M. Schact of Bridgton, struck a deer while traveling on Portland Road. 8:49 p.m. Police investigated a “disturbance” at a Main Street apartment. Friday, Nov. 9 4:07 p.m. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and South Bridgton Road. The drivers were identified as Walter I. Clark of Naples, operating a 2009 Chevrolet, and Richard S. Bruns of Bridgton, operating a 1994 Chrysler LeBaron. 7:46 p.m. Justin S. Renna, 21, of Portland was arrested by Bridgton Police Officers T.J. Reese and Phillip Jones.

Mr. Renna was wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred Thursday night on Front Street in Portland. Mr. Renna was later taken into custody by Portland Police. Saturday, Nov. 10 8:17 a.m. Police were sent to a residence, where an 11-yearold boy reportedly had thrown a wrench at a female subject, and was “beating” a door with the tool. 10:15 a.m. Police were asked to locate a female subject and check her well-being. 1:57 p.m. Police were asked to restore the peace at an Elm Street location after a former tenant reportedly was “going through things and causing a disturbance.” 3:34 p.m. A caller claimed he was threatened earlier in the day during a child swap. 4:10 p.m. Roberta B. Fronczek, 63, of Bridgton was arrested on three warrants for failure to appear for operating under the influence, operating

The November list of grand jury indictments by the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office includes the following Lake Region area individuals: Michael Emerson, 48, of Frye Island, six counts of unlawful

sexual contact (Class B), date of violation January 2012 through August 2012, charged by the Frye Island Police. Shannon Harmon-Hurd, 35, of Casco, theft (Class C), receiving stolen property (Class C) and misuse of public benefits/instru-

ment (Class E), date of violation Sept. 2, 2012, charged by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Christopher Welch, 31, of

Bridgton, burglary (Class B), date of the violation July 6, 2012, charged by the Maine State Police.

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The following area residents were arrested and brought to the Oxford County Jail: Thursday, Nov. 1: Michelle L. Sass, 40, of Porter was charged with operating a motor vehicle after suspension following a stop in Bridgton at 1:47 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1: Gary W. Fortier, 48, of Fryeburg was charged with domestic violence assault at 11:06 p.m. following an incident on Bridgton Road in Fryeburg. Friday, Nov. 2: Kelly R. Dixon, 42, of Brownfield was charged with theft at 2:15 p.m. She was taken into custody at the Brownfield Substation.

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(Continued from Page A) drugs stolen in the daytime burglary of the Kansas Road home. Recovered were a 12-gauge shotgun, a high-powered rifle and a .45 handgun, as well as ammunition, a laptop computer, a purse and credit cards. No one was home at the time. Schofield said there could be more arrests and more charges made in the string of burglaries, which he could not say were connected. The case is still under investigation. “At $1 a milligram, for someone who has a 120-milligram-aday habit, and you times that by seven days a week, that’s a good chunk of change,” Schofield said. “The concern is, anytime you’re seeing a spike in burglaries, oftentimes, it’s because of substance abuse,” Schofield said. The problem is especially concerning when the theft of a weapon is involved. He noted that within 24 to 48 hours of being bailed out of jail on his arrest in connection with the Bridgton burglaries — in which weapons were stolen — Mattia was arrested for allegedly robbing a pharmacy. No weapon was used in the Naples Rite Aid pharmacy, but had Bridgton police not recovered the weapons taken in the burglaries, the situation could have been different, he said. “Opiate addiction is a very, very powerful addiction, and from what I’ve seen in my 27 years on the job is, it fuels property crimes,” Schofield said. The Naples Rite Aid pharmacy was also robbed of prescription opiates in May of 2010. In that case, the person charged with the crime, Jessie Arthur Lavalle, 21, of Windham, was alleged to have threatened pharmacy employees, saying he would “blow heads off” if they refused to comply, according to newspaper reports at the time. Lavalle was out on bail for allegedly robbing a CVS Pharmacy in Biddeford when he was arrested for the Naples Rite Aid robbery.   

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Become Operation Christmas angel

Operation Christmas Angel 2012 is well under way.  “Making sure there are toys for Christmas for Bridgton youth is what it’s all about,” says Chaplain Phil Reynard of the Bridgton Fire Department.  Requests for toys are pouring in. Help is coming from area businesses and organizations. Churches are filling specific requests along with employees from the Bridgton Hospital and the elementary school. Firefighters are doing the groundwork. It is a beautiful thing to behold. When asked what the person reading this could do to help, the Chaplain said, “We need more toys and financial donations.” People can drop unwrapped toys off at the Little Mountain Store, Campfire Grille, Food City, Punkin Valley Restaurant and

The Morning Glory. To find out about other locations please call Bettye Ferland at the Little Mountain Store at 647-2442 between 2-5 p.m. If anyone is interested in giving requested toys for a specific child, call 647-2796 for information. Financial donations should be made out to: “Operation Christmas Angel” and sent to P.O. Box 466, Bridgton, ME 04009.   Bridgton is a community that cares. That can be seen early on Christmas morning as firefighters pass out toys. The smiles on the faces along with the excitement as they tear off the wrapping paper is proof positive that all the effort by all the people in Bridgton is well worth it all. Thank you to all those who help and to those who make it all possible. May Christmas 2012 be a very joyful Christmas for you.

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Thursday, Nov. 8: David J. Farrington, 20, of Hiram was charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespass and violation of bail conditions in Hiram at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11: Michael A. Kimball, 21, of Brownfield was charged with failure to pay fines. He was taken into custody in Fryeburg at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13: Samantha M. Burns, 32, of Bartlett, N.H. was charged with being a fugitive from justice. She was taken into custody by Fryeburg Police at 11:54 p.m. at a Lovewell Pond Road location. Tuesday, Nov. 13: Derek Goode, 28, of Fryeburg was charged with being a fugitive from justice, failing to submit to arrest/detention, violation of bail conditions and violation of protection order. He was taken into custody at 12:28 a.m. at a Lovewell Pond Road location.

Lighting the pole NAPLES — As Central Maine Power continued efforts to restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Naples Fire Department wanted to honor area veterans by flying the American flag at the new bridge’s scenic vista over the weekend. With no power at that location, the NFD used a portable generator to illuminate the flagpole at night. “We hope the noise from the generator will not bother the neighbors and we appreciate their patience. To all veterans, the NFD wants to thank you for your service,” was the message on the department’s Facebook page. “As everyone probably knows, CMP is working very hard helping restore power for our New England neighbors because of Hurricane Sandy. We at the Naples Fire Department support and thank them.”

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Maine residents, who are veterans and were honorably discharged or received a general discharge under honorable conditions, are reminded that they are eligible for a free, lifetime dayuse pass to Maine state parks and historic sites. “We are honored to be able to offer this small token of our gratitude to Maine veterans in recognition of their outstanding service to this country,” said Commissioner Walter Whitcomb of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, which oversees Maine state parks and historic sites. “We are very proud and thankful for all that our veterans have contributed to the security and freedom of our country.” Maine has 48 state parks and historic sites, many of which have activities and are open even during winter months. The free pass for veterans is for individual day use for park entrance and must be presented each time in conjunction with appropriate identification. All park and historic site rules must be followed. The park passes for veterans are available through the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, which will determine whether the veteran is eligible for the free park pass. Veterans who would like to apply for the park pass can find the application form online. The form must be completed and SCENES FROM VETERANS DAY AT LAKE REGION HS, returned with a copy of the veteran’s DD214 form (military serwhich included a visit from Maine’s First Lady, Ann LePage vice record) and a self-addressed stamped envelope. The applica(middle, right). (Rivet Photos) tion should be mailed to: Bureau of Maine Veterans’ Services, 117 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0117 This pass is not valid for the following locations: Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Penobscot River Corridor, Penobscot Narrows Observatory and the Maine Wildlife Park. For more information about the free, lifetime day-use pass for Maine veterans, contact Maine Veterans Services by calling 6264464 or e-mail: mainebvs@maine.gov For a copy of the park pass application and for more information on line, go to: www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/veteranpass.html

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Center will be path of wellness for cancer patients (Continued from Page A) ness center. “I have a great team of people who have already stepped forward to donate their time and talents to get this center up and running,” Ann said. “It will be a faith-based center and prayer will be provided for those patients who would like to receive it.” The center will provide a variety of services from massage to reflexology to education regarding naturopathic supplements to assist those undergoing chemotherapy, as well as dietary tips. Although the Dempsey Center at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston offers similar services for cancer patients, Ann wanted to expand those offerings, as well as adding a “faith” component. “I want to offer women a chance to really give their minds and bodies a brief vacation from their disease,” she said. “Which means, I want to give them two hours (not a half hour, which is offered at the Dempsey Center), for a massage and reflexology so they can truly allow their bodies to rest from the ravages of their treatments. It was huge for me. It was always something I looked forward to.” While contractors Al Knight and Bob Griggs reconstruct the space, Ann has been busy filing paperwork to gain nonprofit status, which will enable the center to seek grants in 2013. Meanwhile, Jen Tringali and her crew from “My Sister’s Garage” in Windham will be volunteering their time and tal-

ents to furnish and decorate the center. Home Depot and Lowe’s have donated supplies to make it happen. “It has been heartwarming, amazing, and a complete blessing from the Lord surrounding this center,” Ann said. Battle for life While Ann leaned heavily on her faith as she battled her disease, she found some comfort and focus by creating a “journal of her journey.” She snapped photographs of doctors, nurses and people who stepped forward to help her with simple daily routines — such as taking her teenage daughter, Rachel, to school in Windham each day. “Honestly, I just felt it was a calling from God to inspire other people to get through their journey. I felt prompted to take pictures of everything,” she said. After a long career selling real estate in the Lake Region, Ann shifted careers and worked at Norway Savings Bank. During the 1½ years prior to diagnosis, Ann taught a banking class at her daughter’s school — Windham Christian Academy. As part of an entrepreneurial project, a seventh grader, Rachel Lawler, created a winning project through the use of a video. When it came time for Ann to put all of her photos into some type of “format,” she called upon her former student. “I called Rachel up and asked if she could do something with the photos. She said, ‘Absolutely.” She did a great

job,” Ann said. Creating a video (which can be seen online at vimeo.com/ annruel) was Ann’s attempt to help others cope with their new diagnosis. The message: “Don’t be afraid.” In the video, which was shown at her church — the Bridgton Alliance Church — to kick off her wellness center efforts, Ann tells listeners that cancer is “a journey, not a sprint.” “It will take time and it will take endurance,” she said. “Don’t let fear overtake you. Live in the moment, don’t jump ahead. Surround yourself with people who can help you.” Surviving her life’s biggest test During her “younger” days, Ann Ruel was a competitive swimmer. She competed in college and received a full athletic scholarship. The keys to victory were: train hard, surround yourself with good people and follow a good diet. When she was diagnosed with cancer, Ann reverted back to that old formula. “Cancer was a huge race that I had to win,” she said. “To win it, I had to surround myself with people who would support my system and provide the things to get through this race and win it.” Modern medicine, oftentimes, can defeat cancer. But, victory comes at a cost. “Certainly, I am thankful for modern medicine. It saved my life. But, the side effects of

treatment are not human. Think about what we (cancer patients) go through. We get chopped up, burned (radiation) and poisoned (chemotherapy). The body has an amazing ability to withstand these elements and recuperate,” she said. Ann also felt a clear and positive mind was also crucial to the healing process. She bought CDs promoting positive thinking. She also created her own recordings, tapping into various Scripture to give her strength and comfort. “If I got scared at night, I would put it (CD) on until I fell asleep. It calmed me down,” she said. “I kept feeding my mind when I became afraid because I really believed my mind was going to feed my body to get past what I needed to do.” Ann found relief in other options outside her general cancer care. She underwent massage, acupuncture and reflexology. To deal with some of the chemo side effects, Ann sought out “natural” remedies from naturopath Dr. Julianne Forbes of North Bridgton and Dr. Barbara MacDonald of Camden. Chemotheraphy started on Nov. 9, 2011. It ended on Feb. 29, 2011. Radiation commenced this past April. It ended on May 17, 2012 after 28 treatments. “You remember these dates because cancer forever changes your life,” Ann said. “You certainly remember the day you’re done.” Some people pick up the

FURNISHING AND DECORATING the new On Eagles Wings, Inc. wellness center in Bridgton (at no charge) are (left to right) Jennifer Tringali, Renee Tringali and Sarah Tringali of My Sister’s Garage. Lowe’s and Home Depot have donated items to reconstruct the center, located on Portland Road. Center founder Ann Ruel hopes to open On Eagles Wings, Inc. by the first of the year.  pieces and try to return to their lives, as it was before cancer entered the picture. Ann chose a different path. She lost her bank job. Yet, she knew what her next step had to be. Her energy is dialed totally toward creating a wellness center to help those starting their own life-changing journey. “Before my diagnosis, I had done a lot of ministry work with cancer patients at the Barbara Bush Children’s Ward with the puppet program. I saw what a difference you can make in a person’s life,” Ann said. “When this (cancer) hit me, I felt there was a reason I was going through this. You want to move on with your life, but when you come out of this cancer phase, you are no longer the same person. Your life has been

ravaged. Your life is never the same. If we all move on, who is going to help others? There are women out there that need help. My attitude is that we have today, so we need to take advantage of what we have and do what we can.” On Eagles Wings, Inc. is Ann Ruel’s calling. Since services provided by On Eagles Wings, Inc. will be at no charge, Ann will be seeking some grants, but will also rely on community contributions and donations. Anyone who would like to assist the center can contact Norway Savings Bank, and make a donation to On Eagles Wings, Inc. account. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, e-mail Ann at annruel1@myfairpoint. net or call 415-9166.

FWD: Stay active or be inactive? fully understand the question being asked. A proposed 10% cut resulted in about 900 voters showing up for the school budget vote. Foster heard many people questioning “how they were suppose to vote” on various warrant items. She would hate to see a repeat on the Water District vote. Other residents in attendance felt the District is needed as a watchdog because of the presence of Nestlé. Several people made reference to lawsuits filed in other states against the big corporation, and whether the company could fully be trusted. They see the Water District as a “safeguard for the people” and “that alone is a good reason to keep the Water District active.” Several times, Weston reminded residents to keep questions related to the Water District, not about their feelings for Nestlé or the company’s history.

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trustees “if they had any problem” or if a conflict of interest would exist with him serving on the FWD board. Their answer was “No.” While Krasker noted Nestlé has given him no reason to question their intention to abide by agreements made regarding water extraction, he pointed out it that if the District was inactive, the Town of Fryeburg has eminent domain powers to contend with Nestlé and “greater financial resources” to pursue legal matters compared to the District. As the meeting came to a close, trustees reiterated that there was no move to “dissolve” the Water District. The question is whether the Water District will remain “active” or “inactive.” A FWD meeting will be held the second week in May for further discussion on the issue prior to the June vote.

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Others suggested that the Water District could assume a greater role. Krasker noted earlier in the evening that the FWD helped establish the wellhead protection zone. Similar work, on behalf of the general public, could be pursued, some residents suggested. One starting point would be creating a “mission statement,” which does not presently exist. Other questions asked included how wells are monitored (independent hydrologist Peter Garrett oversees reports collected from 11 monitoring wells — reports are filed by the Fryeburg’s code enforcement officer, Krasker said) and whether any trustee had connections with the Fryeburg Water Company or would benefit in any way from the District being inactive. Trustee Weston noted that his father has been a long-time member of the Fryeburg Water Company, and had asked other

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(Continued from Page A) Krasker had suggested placing the District in an “inactive” state. If the need arose in the future, the District could be returned to “active” status. Trustees debated Tuesday night what format should be used to present the question to residents. Initially, Trustee chairman John Weston recommended that an informational paragraph be placed under the main question, explaining the ramifications of a vote to make the District “inactive.” Trustee Scott Montgomery, however, felt the ballot should be kept simple — an “up or down” question on whether residents want the Water District or not, thus avoiding any biased wording. Citing what happened during a critical school budget vote DANCERS Katie Throgmorton and Faith Duquette perform several years ago, Holly Foster during Lake Region High School’s Veterans Day program last supported adding an informaFriday. (Rivet Photo) tional paragraph to help voters

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Säyen exhibit at Harvest Gold of the city that he felt had little positive direction and began making one-of-a-kind collectable “art knives” in ’77. He retired from knife-making in 2005, his inspiration paying off, having made a difference in many young peoples lives and accumulated a long list of awards. Murad now paints full-time from his home in South Paris, gaining inspiration from our local attractions. “The Fryeburg Fair,” Murad captured in light and color in his magnificent painting of the midway. Come and meet him at Harvest Gold’s Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m.  Refreshments will be served. Stop by the Gallery on Route 5 in Center Lovell to see Murad’s work, along with many other beautiful pieces that make up Harvest Gold Gallery. Open daily, FAIR VIEW — Harvest Gold Gallery presents oil painter Murad Säyen, who created this piece call 925-6502 or check the web- from Fryeburg Fair. site at harvestgoldgallery.com

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SEBAGO — Pumpkins and apples flew high and far during the Punkin Chunkin held by Sebago’s Spaulding Memorial Library on Nov. 3. The Trustees were pleased to have Boy Scout Troop 149 from Bridgton join the fun and demonstrate the trebuchet they built. A replica of a medieval catapult, designed originally as a siege engine, the machine could throw large pumpkins 100-feet high and a distance of 200 feet.  Visitors to the second annual event were able to purchase either apples or pumpkins to use in the large slingshots fashioned from the frames of soccer goals. Points could be accumulated for distance and hitting the Angry Birds targets. Jordan’s Store in Sebago donated pizzas, a T-shirt and sweatshirt, which were awarded in addition to the Golden Pumpkin trophy supplied by the library.  The Trustees are very grateful to and thank those who helped with donations and made the day possible: Orchard Hill Farm in Cumberland donated a PUNKIN, Page B

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Painter Jon Allan Marshall, who is the guest artist for November at Gallery 302 in Bridgton, will give a demonstration of his painting technique on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gallery. The demonstration and discussion are free and open to the public. Mr. Marshall’s paintings are influenced by the Dutch masters of the 17th century. He uses a technique which

is rare today, involving the use of glazes to add depth and color. His imagery is realistic and reminiscent of old master painters such as Rembrandt. Gallery 302 is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. Gallery hours are 12 to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 647-2787 or visit www.gallery302.com

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FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center continues its Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2012-13 season with “La Clemenza di Tito” on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors (65-plus) and $18 for students and are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Plan to come early and have

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Firefly WINNER of the Golden Pumpkin for most points and a sweatshirt from Jordan’s Store in Sebago for greatest distance went to Diane Drown, while the winner of the Golden Pumpkin, Junior Division, went to Tyler Smith

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CENTER LOVELL — Murad Säyen, a South Paris artist, has new works in Harvest Gold Gallery! Säyen is a detailed artist who expresses himself in a realistic style with everyday scenes from the world around him. He works with oils, producing precise images with great depth and emotion. His miraculous impressions of everyday life make the wandering eye sparkle at the magic light that glows on his paintings. Philadelphia born and Princeton raised, Murad started painting at age 6. He furthered his life of painting by attending Penn State University, where he minored in painting and photography and finished his bachelor’s degree at University of New Mexico.    An independent artist in the San Francisco Bay Area in ’71, he struggled to find his niche. Murad wanted to help the youth


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Local Events Parents Night Out offered in Brownfield

BROWNFIELD — Volunteers will watch your children for you during Parents Night Out on Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Brownfield Community Center. You can spend the evening shopping, going to dinner and movie, or just simply relaxing. The cost is only $15 per child (dinner included) or $25 for two children. Just like Jammiepalooza, but in the evening; please preregister by calling 935-3800.

Zumba Class fundraiser

CASCO — Please join the Zumba with Vicki class as they dance their hearts out to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event will be held at Casco Town Gym on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m. Zumba instructor Vicki Toole, raised in Staten Island, N.Y., will match all funds raised that day and donate all proceeds to the Red Cross for the people of the New York and New Jersey areas. For more information, contact Vicki Toole at 939-2436 or at lrcjv@fairpoint.net. The cost of the class that day is up to you. 

Community Thanksgiving Service

The annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at the United Methodist Church, 214 Main Street, Bridgton, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Father Joseph Cahill, the new priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bridgton, with other members of the local Bridgton and Harrison clergy participating. Refreshments will follow the service. The general public is cordially invited to attend this service.

All invited to free Thanksgiving dinner in Naples

NAPLES — CrossWalk Community Outreach and its community volunteers are inviting anyone in the Lake Region who may be alone, not feel like cooking, or wants to enjoy a day with family and friends without all of the fuss to come to a free familystyle Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at the Naples Town Hall gym. Doors open for mingling at 11:30 a.m., and the meal will served promptly at noon. Local musician Davy Sturtevant will perform, adding to the festive atmosphere. On the menu will be turkey with all the fixings, desserts galore, and VFW Post holding breakfast in Harrison HARRISON — The Harrison VFW Post, on the Waterford beverages. RSVPs are required in advance by calling CrossWalk Road in Harrison, will be holding its popular breakfast from at 615-3226 or by e-mailing them at crosswalkoutreach@yahoo. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the post on Route 35. com by no later than Monday, Nov. 19. The breakfast features scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, Free Community Meal in Raymond biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit cup, sweet RAYMOND — A free community meal will be served on breads, orange juice, and beverage. Donations accepted. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The meal will be baked beans, hot Using social media to benefit business FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Business Association is host- dogs, kielbasa, casseroles, salads and desserts. Food is continuing a talk on how to make social media work for your business ally served, buffet-style. The meal is free of charge and is open on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the to the surrounding communities. All ages are welcome. Fryeburg Fair fairgrounds in the meeting room on the second New after-school karate session coming up floor of the Main Gate building. Guest speaker will be Mike Bridgton Recreation and BKD Fitness will begin a new afterCorthell of the Michael Mills Agency, who will have booklets available on using social media to benefit business, in the areas school karate session at Stevens Brook Elementary School on of both advertising and marketing. All association meetings are Thursday Nov. 29 for grades K-5. The program will run every open to the public.  week on Thursdays from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m. until Jan. 31, 2013. Registration forms are available at the Bridgton Town Office and online at www.bridgtonmaine.org/res_recreation.php

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Julia W. Handspicker and Daniel S. Edwards of Bridgton were married on Sept. 8, 2012 at Camp Takajo in Naples. Julia is the daughter of Anne and Frank Polak of Bridgton and Jared Handspicker of Nashua, N.H. She is a graduate of Lake Region High School and the University of MassachusettsAmherst, earning a degree in music education. Julia is employed at Poland Regional High School. Daniel is the son of Bonnie and Steve Edwards of Waterford. He is a graduate of Lake Region High School and Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in illustration. He is attending St. Joseph’s College, where he is working on his master’s degree in education. Dan is self-employed as a writer/illustrator/animator. Janet Hryniewicz officiated the service. Sara D. Handspicker of Orlando, Fla., was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Jillian Gilfoil of Acton, Mass., Tanya Ross of Naples and Karen Smith of Portsmouth, N.H. Zoe Finlin, daughter of cousin Karen Thumm and Jack Finlin of West Hills, Calif., and Annabelle Collier, daughter of Briana and Karl Collier of Auburn, were flower girls. Connor J. Handspicker, son of Jared Handspicker and Sharyl Nelson of Nashua, N.H., was the ring bearer. Joshua P. Edwards of Portland, brother of the groom, was the best man. Ushers included Karl Collier of Auburn, Jack Finlin of West Hills, Calif. and Greg Plummer of Casco. The reception was held at Camp Takajo. The couple resides in Bridgton.

(Continued from Page B) pickup truck full of pumpkins, with more donated by Home Depot in North Windham; Bob and Cyndy Adams of Sebago supplied all the apples used; and Paul’s Shoe Repair in Westbrook fashioned and donated the slings.  This year, the library was fortunate to have six teens helping at the event. Mckenna Ricker of Sebago was in charge of one of the slings. Five members of the Lake Region High School Community Service and Public Relations Academy joined him in working with the trustees. Kara Griffin manned the cash box, Caitlynn Willett provided face painting, Zoe Barrett and Hayley Huntress kept track of points earned by the “chuckers” and Hannah Perkins manned the sale of pumpkins off the truck.  The winner of overall points in the Senior Division was Diane Drown, who won the Golden Pumpkin Award and a pizza. She also won a sweatshirt for longest distance.  Tyler Smith won the Golden Pumpkin and pizza in the Junior Division. In the Junior Division, Charlie Batchelder won a T-shirt for runner up in points and Josie Schwieterman won a “reading dog” for longest distance.  Fun was had by all. The event dodged Superstorm Sandy. Trustees are already brainstorming on how to improve the slings and the Boy Scouts have promised to bring their trebuchet again next year, after repairs and improvements. So mark your calendar for the Saturday after Halloween. See you behind Sebago Elementary School on Nov. 2, 2013!

Veteran of the Month Wendell George Smith is the Veteran of the Month for November at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. Wendell was born in Bridgton, and grew up in Harrison. He graduated from Bridgton High School in 1948 and then went to college at Maine Vocational Technical Institute. He graduated in June 1951. He joined the U.S. Navy in August of 1951 and was honorably discharged in August of 1955. He achieved the rank MR2. Wendell served in the Korean War and was stationed on the USS Delta AR-9. He spent a lot of time in Japan. He was a machinist and ran the “big guns.” Wendell received the National Defense Service medal, United Nations Service medal, Korean Service medal (one star) and the Good Conduct medal. After the service, Wendell married June Sturtevant on July 28, 1957. Together, they raised six children — five girls and a boy. He has 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one on the way. Wendell was a machinist for 39 years. He worked at Knowlton Machine Shop in Westbrook for nine years and was employed for 30 years at Maine Machine in South Paris. He always liked to be out-

doors. He enjoyed gardening and chopping wood with his father-in-law on the farm. Wendell also enjoys reading, old-fashioned dances and family gatherings. Wendell came to the Maine Veterans Home in November 2008. He resides on the B-unit. Wendell George Smith

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PUNKIN CHUNKIN HELPERS — Teens who helped with Punkin Chunkin were (left to right) Caitlyn Willett, Mckenna Ricker (who attends Bonny Eagle High School), Zoe Barrett and Kara Griffin. The girls are in the Community Service and Public Relations Academy at Lake Region High School. Other helpers not pictured were Hayley Huntress and Hannah Perkins.


Calendar (Editor’s Note: Starting this week, we’re separating the events that occur weekly from one-time events and meetings that occur on less than a weekly basis. The new setup allows readers to know what day of the week events are happening and is intended as a more useful, at-a-glance resource, for the Lakes Region. We hope you’ll agree.) BRIDGTON Thur., Nov. 15 — BridgtonLake Region Rotary Club, talk by Pastor David Tidwell on The Atlantic Project, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Thur., Nov. 15 — ChamberAfter Hours, 5-7 p.m., Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Bridgton Hospital Physicians Group Bldg., Hospital Drive. FMI: 647-3472. Thur.-Sun., Nov. 15-18 — Arsenic and Old Lace, 7 p.m. (also 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun.), by LRHS Drama Club, Lake Region High School Auditorium. FMI: 51781348. Fri., Nov. 16 — Santa’s Workshop to benefit BRAG Complex, 4-7 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 627-7380. Sat., Nov. 17 — Celebration of Single-Sort Recycling at Bridgton Transfer Station, free giveaways, coffee, prize registration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 — Lakeside Garden Club, 10 a.m., Community Center. Sat., Nov. 17 — Painting demonstration by Jon Allen Marshall, 10:30 a.m., Gallery 302, Main St. FMI: 647-2787. Sat., Nov. 17 — Sleigh Bell Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Methodist Church. Sun., Nov. 18 — Brunch by Bridgton/Fryeburg Knights of Columbus, 11 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 So. High St. Sun., Nov. 18 — Annual Community Thanksgiving Service, with Father Joseph Cahill, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 214 Main St. Tue., Nov. 20 — Pick up Thanksgiving pies, 2-6 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. Thur., Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving Day Service, 9 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Rd. BROWNFIELD Fri., Nov. 16 — Parents Night Out, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. FMI: 9353800. Mon., Nov. 19 ­ — Annual Turkey Shoot by Brownfield Volunteer Fire Department, 6 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. FMI: 935-3001. CASCO Sat., Nov. 17 — Zumba Fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, with Vicki Toole, 8:30 a.m., Casco Town Gym. FMI: 939-2436. Sun., Nov. 18 — Craft and Vendor Fair, with luncheon, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Casco Community Center, benefits BRAG Complex. Fri., Nov. 23 — Christmas

Tree Lighting & Caroling, 6 p.m. historical society. Casco Day Park, cookies, crafts & Santa to follow, Community Ongoing Weekly Center. Sat., Nov. 24 — Christmas in the Village, wreaths, music, food, DAILY raffles, shopping, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 Casco Village Church, Community a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, Center, Country Village Assisted 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Living. Horse-drawn carriage rides Casco. thruout village. FMI: 627-4282. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot DENMARK St., Bridgton. O/D Fri., Nov. 16 — Easy hike to Little Deer Hill, Evans Notch, MONDAYS by Denmark Mountain Hikers, Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, Congregational Church. FMI: No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647756-2247. 8026. Fri., Nov. 23 — Difficult hike Storytime for Preschoolers to Pleasant Mountain, Denmark, with Miss Liz, ages under five, by Denmark Mountain Hikers, STORY TIME FUN — Sebago Preschoolers enjoyed a story time with District Preschool 10-11 a.m., Charlotte Hobbs meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Coordinator, Ms. McConnell, then they paraded through the classrooms at Sebago Elementary Memorial Library. Congregational Church. FMI: School! Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 (Photo by Kathy Harmon) 756-2247. a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., No. Murder Mystery Comedy by Group’s Main Street Gallery, 10 FMI: 890-4390. FRYEBURG Bridgton Library. a.m. to 4 p.m., w/reception 5-7 Poland Players, Merry Murders Thur.-Sat., Nov. 15-17 NAPLES The Food Basket and Kyrie’s p.m., 424 Main St. (across from at Mountmarie, 7 p.m., Dr. Robert — “Shake, Rattle & Roll, A Thur., Nov. 15 — Thanksgiving Celebration of Youth,” by Arts in Cookie Decorating, 5:30 p.m., li- Wall Theatre, Poland Regional 100 Aker Wood), Norway. Open Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall High School, 1457 Maine St., Mon.-Sat. thru Dec. 24. Motion Theater Company, 7 p.m. brary. gym. FMI: 615-3226. Sun., Nov. 18 — FinnishPoland. Thurs. & Fri., 1 and 7 p.m. Sat., Thur.-Sun., Nov. 15-18 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 American Heritage Society Thur., Nov. 15 — Free slide Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arsenic and Old Lace by LRHS Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, Drama Club, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., show and lecture on the Redstone of Maine, program with Scott p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 603-786-7235. 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Lake Region Granite Quarries by Steve Andrews of the Maine Ski FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Swenson, 7 p.m., Mt. Washington Museum, From Tree to Ski film, Sun., Nov. 18 — Fryeburg High School. Community Center. contribution of Finns, Swedes & Weather Discovery Center, Main Academy Teachers Association Sat., Nov. 17 — Youth basMousepaint Storytime, 2:30 Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., ketball clinics, 8:30 a.m., parent/ St., No. Conway Village. FMI: Norwegians to skiing in Maine, 2 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Wadsworth Arena, FA campus, coaches meeting, 9 a.m., and Lake 603-356-2961. Step Into Fitness Walking Thur., Nov. 15 — “Maine in the Center, 8 Maple St., West Paris. Bradley St. Region High School. FMI: 647Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 Sun., Nov. 18 — Harvest War of 1812” with Larry S. Glatz, Tue., Nov. 20 — Fryeburg 8786. Business Assn., 6 p.m., Fryeburg Sat., Nov. 17 — Ho! Ho! Sale 7 p.m., New Gloucester Historical Concert to benefit Oxford to 6 p.m. FMI: 647-3116. Coed Adult Pickup Fairgrounds, 2nd flr., Main Gate by Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 9 Society meeting, New Gloucester Hills Food Pantry, 2 p.m., First Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Rd. Universalist Church of Norway, Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison bldg. a.m. to 2 p.m., Communiy Hall. 479 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743- Elementary School gym. Follows Sat., Nov. 24 — Star in the Mon., Nov. 19 — Opening (Rte. 231), New Gloucester. school calendar. Fri., Nov. 16 — Little Lake 2828. East Craft Fair by Order of the of Warming Site at Naples Town Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 Tue., Nov. 20 — Christian Stewards Storytime, “A Touch of Eastern Star, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hall, open Mon. & Fri., 9 a.m. to Thanksgiving,” 10 a.m. to noon, Women United Luncheon, speak- p.m. third Monday of month, Masonic Hall, Portland St. 4 p.m. Thur., Nov. 22 — Free Sebago Lake Ecology Center, 1 er Sharon Walker, 11:30 a.m., Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344HARRISON Thanksgiving Dinner by CrossWalk White Rock Rd., Standish. FMI: So. Paris Congregational Church. 5370. Fri., Nov. 16 — Second sign-up Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. FMI: 743-5770. 774-5961, ext. 3320. for Harrison Ski and Snowboard Community Outreach, doors open Wed., Nov. 21 — Professional Bridgton Community Center, 15 Fri., Nov. 16 — In the Blood, 11:30 a.m., dinner noon, Naples Program, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Harrison film by Sumner McKane on prosthetic and bra fittings, by Depot St. ODLH Community Room, Edes Falls Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Maine’s early logging history, appt., Women’s Imaging Center, Thur., Nov. 22 — Lego Club, Rd., above Harrison Fire Station. Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Stephens Memorial Hospital, Main 7 p.m., Telstar Auditorium, 284 4 to 5 p.m., library. FMI: 583-6237, 583-4477. Walkers Mills Rd., Bethel. FMI: St., Norway. FMI: 743-5933, ext. Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Sat., Nov. 24 — Annual MiniSun., Nov. 18 — Public break6851. 890-6386. TUESDAYS fast, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., VFW Post Art Sale & Cookie Walk by Naples Fri., Sat., Nov. 23-24 — Polar Sat., Nov. 17 — Christmas Fair, Help with Medicare Open Library, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., library. #9328, Waterford Rd. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Windham Express of New England, ben- Enrollment with Stan Cohen, 8:30 Mon., Nov. 19 — American FMI: 693-6841. Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trl., efits Believe in Books Literacy to 11 a.m., Clinic Wing, Bridgton Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored RAYMOND Foundation, boarding 4 and 6:30 Hospital. Windham. by Harrison Lions, 1-6 p.m., VFW Sun., Nov. 18 — Community Sat., Nov. 17 — DECA Holiday p.m., North Conway Scenic Sebago Food Pantry and Hall, Waterford Rd. Hymn sing, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Railroad, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Thur., Nov. 22 — 1st annual Raymond Village Church, 27 Oxford Hills Comprehensive High 603-356-9980. Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 St. Jude Turkey Day 5K road race Main St. FMI: 655-7749. Sat., Nov. 24 — Christmas a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 School, So. Paris. FMI: www.deto benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Tue., Nov. 20 — American cacraftfair.weebly.com Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Carroll a.m. to 1 p.m. Research Hospital, registration Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17 — Walking-hik- Town Hall gym, Twin Mountain, Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ 7:30 a.m., Harrison Post Office, Jordan-Small School, Rte. 85. ing tour of the former Redstone N.H. FMI: 603-846-5434. Class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton race begins 8 a.m. FMI: 583Sat., Nov. 24 — Free Granite Quarries by Steve Sat., Nov. 24 — Erica Brown’s 4445. Community Meal, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Swenson, 9:30 a.m., meet at park Bluegrass Connection, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines at entrance to Redstone Village Saco River Theatre, Bar Mills. LOVELL Bridgton Community Center. Thur., Nov. 15 — Student Rd. just off Rte. 302, east of Walmart, FMI: 929-6472. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. Sun., Nov. 25 — Annual Tree Concert honoring veterans, 9 a.m., Sat.-Sun., Nov. 24-25 — The to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, United southern end of North-South Rd., Lighting, 5 p.m., library. New Suncook School. No. Conway Village. FMI: 603- Nutcracker by Maine State Ballet, Methodist Church, Village Green, Sun., Nov. 25 — Holiday 356-2961. Thur., Nov. 15 — Gardening 2 & 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., FMI: 595-2754 Storytime, 4:30 p.m., library. Group, noon, library. Sat., Nov. 17 — Child Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Sat., Nov. 17 — Snowflake Passenger Safety Seat Inspection FMI: 781-7672. WATERFORD Library. Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lovell Sun., Nov. 25 — Annual New Thur., Nov. 15 — Community by Stephens Memorial Hospital, Mother Goose Time, 10:30 United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, Potluck Supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norway Fire Gloucester Tree Lighting, 4:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Center Lovell. Community House, Waterford Flat Department, Beal St. FMI: 743- p.m., New Gloucester Town Hall, Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 Sat., Nov. 17 — Gasping on Plummer Hill Rd. Rte. 231. Open houses at library, 1562, ext. 6951. CALENDAR, Page B Gobbler 5K Walk/Run, 10 a.m. Sat., Nov. 17 — Opening AREA EVENTS start, Lovell Athletic Field. FMI: day for Western Maine Art Thur.-Sat., Nov. 15-17 — 925-1500. • Tree Removal/Pruning/Cabling Sat., Nov. 17 — Annual • Stump Grinding/Brush Chipping Auction by New Suncook • Bucket Truck/Bobcat Work/Trucking BUILDING 40+ YEARS IN THE LAKES REGION AREA School PTA, doors open 4:30 Robert E. Fogg Licensed Arborist p.m. for viewing, auction starts Naples, Maine www.Q-Team.com 6 p.m., New Suncook School. TF24

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A loop around the grass at Gasping Gobbler Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 ehurst3@yahoo.com

Next weekend will be very busy in Lovell, starting with the Gasping Gobbler 5K Walk/Run, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Lovell Athletic Field. This event is put on by the Lovell Rec Department to fund the youth and adult programs serving families in Chatham, Lovell, Stoneham,

Stow and Sweden. The course is a measured three-wheel loop around the grass and dirt perimeter, which measures 3.1 miles. Walkers and runners are invited to participate for the prizes. Spectators are encouraged to spend the morning cheering on the runners and walkers, who need all the help they can

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Monday, Nov. 19 — Friday, Nov. 23 MONDAY: Hot dog on bun, baked beans, celery sticks, fruit cocktail. TUESDAY: Pizza, fresh salad bar, diced peaches, chocolate chip cookie. WEDNESDAY: No school, parent-teacher conferences. THURSDAY: No school, Thanksgiving break. FRIDAY: No school, Thanksgiving break.

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Monday, Nov. 19 — Friday, Nov. 23 MONDAY: Personal pan pizza, baked chicken mini tacos, dipping sauce, deli sandwich, Goldfish, diced peaces, pudding. TUESDAY: Hot dog on bun, baked beans, Steakum & cheese sub, deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, pears. WEDNESDAY: No school, parent-teacher conferences. THURSDAY: No school, Thanksgiving break. FRIDAY: No school, Thanksgiving break.

get. After the completion of the race, everyone will adjourn to the VFW Hall for awards and refreshments. If you haven’t already signed up, you can contact Meg Dyer at 925-1084, or Stan Tupaj at 925-1500. Also starting at 10 a.m. Saturday is the Lovell United Church of Christ’s Snowflake Fair. There will be Christmas decorations, including wreaths, berry bowls and fir pillows. Among the other tables will be baked goods, gifts, treasures, costume jewelry and a Christmas boutique. For those interested in quilts there is a raffle for a beautiful “Aunt Grace’s Star Quilt” and a Thanksgiving basket. Come in and shop, enjoy some goodies, then rest your feet and have lunch. The Youth Group is in charge of the luncheon, and you know it’s going to be good. The fair runs until 1 p.m. — hope to see you there. A reminder — veterans can still attend the last concert that the 4th and 5th graders are holding at the New Suncook School. The final concert honoring all veterans will be held at the school on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. The students have practiced music honoring the armed forces in American history. I hope all those who have not attended these concerts will try to make the final concert, so that the children will have an audience. The New Suncook School PTA is gearing up for their annual PTA Auction, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 17. This event couldn’t take place without the help of the community and businesses who donate items to be auctioned off. Again this year, the PTA is asking for the help that in the past has been so generous. This is the biggest

fundraiser for the group, and it’s the most important, because the proceeds fund many field trips and special events, the most important of which is Alternative Learning Day. Items that can be donated are services, family attraction passes, gift certificates, new crafts, new toys, gift baskets and many more. Anyone willing to help can drop donations off at the school. For more information, you can contact Stacey Snyder at 890-4390. The door opens at 4:30 p.m. for viewing with the auction, starting at 6 p.m. Among items that have been donated are ski passes to Shawnee Peak and Cranmore, a Visa gift card, one six-month single gym membership or one three-month family membership to Eastern Slope Inn, a two-night stay at Eastern Slope Inn and/or Attitash Mountain Village, two children’s bikes, two turkeys with fixings, gift certificates from local various restaurants, gift certificates to local campgrounds (Powder Horn, Whispering Pines and Wild Acres), home-baked breads and fudge, a Kodak 5x-zoom, 12-megapixel digital camera, children’s bicycles, two rides in the fire truck from Lovell Fire Department, and much, much more. The Lovell’s 5th annual Chili Challenge was a huge success. There were 11 entrants, and all picked it up a notch because the judges were enjoying themselves a little too much. In other words, they found it difficult to pick the winners; the chili was that great. The money raised at this event goes to Lovell Friends Helping Friends to help with fuel assistance this winter.

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make the library what it is today, so let’s keep investing in our library so we can all enjoy it. The Lovell/Fryeburg VFW Post #6783 will be presenting Fan Fare, with an evening of holiday music on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. Fan Fare is a group of musicians who love music and the playing of it to entertain the public; it will be a night to remember. The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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The friends turned out to enjoy the efforts of all the contestants, raising a total of $1,143. Lovell is a community that turns out to help others which makes us very proud. The winners of the cookoff were, Judges Choice: first place, Stephen James; second (a tie), Bobby Collins and Ryan Caracciolo; and third place (another tie), Al Stearns and the Center Lovell Market. The People’s Choices: first place, the Stow Corner Store; second place, Bobby Collins; and third place, Ryan Caracciolo. The Best Table Design was Bobby Collins. Thanks to all the contestants, the judges, those who baked, and a big “great job” to the organizers. Information for your calendar: the monthly speaker at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library on Tuesday, Nov. 27, will be Jo Werther. Her topic of the evening will be “The Art of Stress Management.” The program starts at 7 p.m., with refreshments to follow. Other future dates are the annual Tree Lighting, with the visitor from the North Pole which will be on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Bakers will be needed for this event, so if you want to help, sign up at the library. The library’s annual appeal letter has gone out to the members of the community. The library is probably one of the best libraries in the state of Maine. The staff involved with running the library love what they do, and they do it very well. We all know what a budget is, and we know we need a certain amount of money to pay the bills in that budget. If you use the library or not, someone in the household does, and whether it’s the children or adult programs, they are the best. This community helped

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Be sure before taking the shot

Hope everyone is getting his or her deer. I think it has been a fairly good season for the weather anyway. Hunters, please be careful about what you are shooting at. Make sure it’s a deer you have in your sights. I read in The Bridgton News that McDonalds will be done and opened by the end of November. I myself will be happy to be able to go there, and then go shopping in town afterward. I’m sure lots of folks will be doing the same, or shopping, then eating. I’m thinking this will draw more people to Bridgton to do their shopping. Especially during this busy season, I don’t want to dilly-dally with food, when I can drive through and get something quick to eat. The Edes Falls Sewing Circle is going to have their HO! HO! Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ede Falls Community Hall. There will be clam and corn chowders, steaming hot to take the chill off and satisfy your hunger. Hunters are welcome for lunch. I like mixing both chowders together — it is yummy. There’ll also be knitted and crotcheted, hand-sewn or crafted items, all kind of sweets, breads, brownies, cookies, pies, fudge, etc. There will be a small Chinese raffle (the state says we can’t have an auction unless we get a permit) of a few things. The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding a Children’s Christmas Party for ages 12 and under on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. The party is open to the public. Call the Legion at 693-6285 to sign up; they have to have a count of boys and girls and their names and ages. Santa will be there. A Fish Fry will be held at the American Legion on Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It’s really good eating.

Tar sands movie

CASCO — Pipe Dreams, a film about tar sands and its effect on the environment, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Casco Community Center. A proposal to send tar sands oil through the Portland Pipeline has raised concerns among Maine citizens. While crude oil has flowed through this pipeline without incident since the 1950s, reversing the flow of oil so that it travels from Montreal to Portland carries many risks. Tar sands oil is toxic and corrosive and it must be heated to high temperatures to make it “flowable,” making pipelines more vulnerable to rupture. Pipeline ruptures and oil spills elsewhere have been devastating to the environment. The Portland Pipeline lies within 1,000 feet of Sebago Lake and crosses the Crooked River six times. A pipeline rupture in this area could destroy Sebago’s drinking water for Portland and its ecological, recreational and economic values to the whole region. All are encouraged to view the film and participate in the discussion afterwards.

Mitchell’s celebrate 60th

By Ethel Hurst Special to the News Family and friends gathered at Northend Farm Nov. 10 to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Ruth and Fred Mitchell. This could be a story about a girl and boy who lived across the street and had a long romance since they were young, but that wasn’t the case. Fred moved to South Orange, N.J., when he was in the fifth grade, and Ruth was in the second grade. They both attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., with Fred graduating in 1943 and Ruth in 1945. There was no dating yet, as Fred went to Cornell University in the Navy V-12 program, to study engineering. After leaving Cornell, Fred entered basic training in the Navy, later to be assigned to a Naval aircraft carrier. After the war was over, he finished his studies at Cornell, receiving his degree in 1948. After graduation, he returned home to become part of the family business, Jenson & Mitchell. After her graduation, Ruth continued her education at Endicott Junior College, where she received an associate’s degree in Home Economics. She then changed directions by attending the University of Pennsylvania’s Dental Hygiene School. After graduating in 1948, she returned home to work for a local dentist. No Fred yet! In 1950, because of the

Korean conflict, Fred was drafted into the Army, taking his basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Ruth, being a patriotic young lady, put her home economics training to use by making sticky buns for the troops at Fort Dix. She brought them to Fred, sparks flew, and the romance began. Finally, the happy couple got engaged on Oct. 22, 1951, and were married on Nov. 8, 1952. After the wedding, Fred and Ruth set up housekeeping in an apartment in Springfield, N.J. In 1954, the couple bought their first home in Maplewood, N.J., where their first child, Martha, was born. Fred and Ruth have four children: Martha, who lives in Scarborough; Ken, who lives in Haverford, Pa.; Jeannie, who lives in New London, Conn.; and Julia, who lives in Amherst, N.H. They have five grandchildren. Fred and Ruth retired in 1997 to the Northend Farm in North Lovell. In 85 years, Ruth has spent time at the farm every summer except for two. Her grandfather started the family treks to North Lovell, and Fred and Ruth decided to continue the tradition. Both are very active in the Lovell United Church of Christ. Ruth is the leader of the church Bell Ringers and Fred, down through the years, has served on numerous commitRuth and Fred Mitchell on their wedding day in 1952. tees and sings in the choir. Both have been a credit to the town of Lovell, active in both the library and the historical society.

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Business association changes meeting date ing this year so please try to make it and help lay out plans for the New Year and submit nominations for the 2013 board of officers.  The Fryeburg Business Association has been a strong and fast growing community service group since its beginning in 2010. Membership is over 100 members strong and growing as the group works toward its mission to promote a positive business environment that contributes to the community and economic vitality of the Fryeburg area. The purpose of this association is to promote a stronger economic growth and business climate by being an advocate with state and local government while being a strong presence in the community and community activities. Through the association, members are able to build a liaison with other business support organizations such as Chambers and economic councils.  Being a member of Fryeburg Business Association gives you a voice on issues that concern

and/or interest you. Attending meetings or sitting on committees are opportunities not requirements. The Association makes the best use of technology by keeping its members in the loop through e-mails, social media (such as Facebook), and website postings. For more information please go to the website at Fryeburgbusiness. com Fryeburg Business Association is very excited to welcome new members and guest speaker for the evening, Mike Corthell of the Michael Mills Agency. Mike will give a presentation and booklets on “Social Media and How to Make it Work for Your Business.” Mike has been meeting and greeting business customers in the greater Mount Washington Valley and sharing his knowledge of the power of social media since his recent move to Fryeburg. For more information on Fryeburg Business Association or the meeting on Nov. 20 please e-mail FBA@ FryeburgBusiness.com

Opera in HD at LHEPAC as delicious desserts and other tasty snacks, both sweet and salty. Reservations are recommended, though not required. For reservations contact Lake Region Caterers directly at 787-3327 or lrcjv@fairpoint.net

(Continued from Page B) lunch in the Eastman Performing Art Center’s beautiful lobby. Beginning at 12 p.m., Lake Region Caterers will be offering a unique variety of fresh sandwiches and hearty soups as well

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Also, the Fryeburg Academy Opera Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss “La Clemenza di Tito.” This series, designed to help opera goers prepare for each of the Met Operas, is led by Fryeburg Academy’s own opera enthusiast Joe DeVito. Join Joe as he summarizes the plot, introduces the music, shares some reviews and gives an interpretive view of the upcoming Met simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free, though donations are appreciated. For more information, call the box office at 935-9232. For one of his final operas, Mozart examined political and romantic intrigue with a compelling return to the opera seria form. The radiant mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the stylish tenor Ramon Vargas lead a superb ensemble of artists ideally suited to the challenges of this profound masterpiece, led by Harry Bicket on the podium. Approximate run time: 2 hours, 50 minutes. For more information about the Met Live in HD visit www.metoperafamily.org

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GIVING PANTRIES A BOOST — Evergreen Credit Union presented checks totaling $13,000 to local food pantries, on behalf of the annual effort by their staff, members and the Maine Credit Union League to raise funds toward Ending Hunger in Maine. Pictured (left to right): Evergreen Credit Union Senior Vice President Timothy Verreault; Sybil Riemensnider, South Portland Food Cupboard; Stephanie Cox, Executive Director, Project GRACE in Scarborough; and Mark Clement from Crosswalk Community Outreach in Naples. Not pictured is a representative from the Windham Food Pantry.

Burford benefit dinner NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — A dinner and auction event, to benefit Patrick Burford, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Good Times Restaurant (1857 White Mountain Highway, Route 16 North) in North Conway. Dinner will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Live and Chinese auctions begin around 6 p.m. Items and gift certificates included from: Oxford House, Good Times, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Frost Mountain Yurts, Bee Massaged, Back Burner, Heart and Hand, Flatbread, Muddy Moose, Horsefeathers, MWV Children’s Museum, Story Land, M&D Productions, GrandyOats, Canon Binoculars, autographed baseball from Jeff Locke and much more.

To donate an auction item, contact Erika Fagan at pedk@ fairpoint.net or call 935-3243. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under (free for kids five and under). An athletic trainer for Mountain Center Physical Therapy, Fryeburg Academy and Kennett High School over

Brownfield turkey shoot BROWNFIELD — The Brownfield Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Turkey Shoot on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Brownfield Community Center. Chances will be available for turkeys, pork loins, food baskets and a 50/50 raffle. Games of chance include the Wheel of Fortune and sealed tickets. There will be a door prize and a mystery count jar. For more information, call 935-3001.

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*Spinach and Artichoke Dip *Butternut Squash Bisque *Shrimp Cocktail * Maine Clam Chowder *Lobster Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Entrees:

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Entrees served with dinner rolls and corn fritters, traditional dinner salad, starch and vegetable.

*Roast Prime Rib of Beef *Baked Stuffed Shrimp *Broiled Swordfish *Chicken Oscar *Roast Stuffed Loin of Pork *Baked Haddock *Roast Cider & Herb Basted Turkey

Desserts:

*Pumpkin Pie *Chocolate Cream Pie *Baked Apple Crisp a la mode *Baked Blueberry Turnover with Caramel custard sauce

Children’s Menu Available!

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FRYEBURG —The Fryeburg Business Association will be changing its usual meeting time to the third Tuesday for the month of November only — due to the Fryeburg Water District meeting. Please join the Fryeburg Business Association on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at Fryeburg Fairgrounds in the meeting room on the second floor of the Main Gate building. You do not need to be a member to attend, as all Association meetings are open to the public.  The Fryeburg Business Association has a very full agenda for November and encourages the business community to come and have a voice on some of the planned discussions. An update on the success of the Fryeburg Then and Now book, a recap of the summer events such as the First Friday Business Sidewalk Sale, the summer socials, the website updates, as well as other projects and events past and future are on the agenda. This will be the last meet-


Country living

Bernerhof Inn honors tradition during National Diabetes Month FRYEBURG — Richard Badger, owner of The Bernerhof Inn, is proud to announce their continuing support of the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund and National Diabetes Month. In just the last four months, guests at The Bernerhof Inn have donated over $600 toward the cause with Bernerhof’s Rubber Duckie campaign. The Fund, started by Miranda’s mother and local resident, Brenda Leavitt, is dedicated to raising awareness in local communities impacted with the loss of family members and friends with diabetes. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have the disease by 2050 if steps are not taken to stop it. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion. Further published studies suggest that when additional costs for gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes are included, the total costs in the United States could exceed $218 billion. Diabetes is a serious disease. If it isn’t managed, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, kidney failure and nerve dam-

HOLIDAY Craft Fairs Sleigh Bell Bazaar

The annual Sleigh Bell Bazaar will be held this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridgton Methodist Church on Main Street in Bridgton. There’ll be crafters, a church bake sale, and a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. of hot dogs with chili, corn chowder and corn bread.

Craft Fair and luncheon

CASCO — A Craft and Vendor Fair will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Casco Community Center. Santa and his elves will be stopping by, and there will be a luncheon and raffles during the day. There’ll be homemade items, candles, jewelry, wooden decorations, blankets, dish towels and much more. Proceeds benefit the Kendall and Anna Ham Recreation Complex.

Christmas Craft Fair at Twin Mountain

Miranda Leavitt age. But there is good news: diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed by properly managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eating healthy, being physically active and quitting smoking also can help lower the risk of diabetes complications. Miranda Leavitt lost her life to diabetes at just 22 years old. At the age of 13, she was diagnosed with diabetes and hyperthyroidism, both of which are autoimmune deficiencies. Although a challenging diagnosis with which to live, Miranda never let it, or anyone else, stop her from living life to the fullest. It was her greatest hope to help educate, assist and fund people with diabetes in need who were living in the Mount

TWIN MOUNTAIN, N.H. — The 12th annual Christmas Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carroll Town Hall gymnasium, Twin Mountain, N.H., featuring artisans and entrepreneurs from New Hampshire and Vermont. The fair benefits the Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods Historical Society, and there’s free admission. Call 603-8465434 for more information.

Raymond Community Church Holiday Fair

CREATING AWARENESS —Brenda Leavitt (right) of Fryeburg continues to create diabetes awareness, in memory of her daughter, Miranda. Others, such as the Bernerhof Inn, have also joined the cause. Washington Valley. Her fam- humbled by the support shown ily believes that Miranda walks by both our guests at The quietly beside them, helping to Bernerhof Inn and the commurealize her dreams of helping nity as a whole,” said Brenda others and finding a cure for Leavitt, general manager of diabetes. Badger Realty. “Miranda was a “We feel privileged to honor gift and a blessing to our famMiranda’s dreams and are ily, she was simply taken from this earth before she could realize her dreams. Our goal is to continue her fight.” If you would like more information about this topic, or the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund, please call Brenda Leavitt at 603-356-5757, or by contacting the White Mountain Community Health Center at 603-447-8900. Donations can be mailed to The White Mountain Community Health Center, PO Box 2800, Conway, NH 03818.

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Bridgton’s Own

November 15, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

Ladies’ Day Out

Annual Ladies’ Day

Saturday, December 8th starting at 10 a.m. Out

Gather your girlfriends for a fun and fabulous Girl’s Day Out “On-The-Town” in Bridgton

PREPARE TO BE PAMPERED BY BRIDGTON’S LOCAL BUSINESSES While you receive complimentary services, door prizes, discounts, free gifts, free food and refreshments… You and your friends will not go home empty handed. Local merchants…if you haven’t already been contacted and want to participate in this local event, contact Gail A. Stretton or Eric Gulbrandsen at The Bridgton News for more information and to reserve your space today. Please call 647-2851 or 647-8166, or e-mail us at bnews@roadrunner.com

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RAYMOND — Christmas already? You bet! The Raymond Village Community Church’s annual Holiday Fair is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, located at 27 Main Street, on Route 121 just north of Route 302. The fair offers something special for everyone: maple syrup, knitted and crocheted goods, jewelry, handicrafts, a “kids only” room, a “new to you” room, wreaths (plain or decorated-toorder) and a raffle. When you’re hungry, there’s a snack bar with all kinds of goodies. If you’d like to sell something at the fair, there are still tables to rent, at $15. For more information, call Brenda Stevenson at 655-3450.

Church Christmas Fair

POLAND — The Poland Community Church, Route 26, Poland, will hold its Church Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’ll be silent auction items, twice nice items, bakery and food. Contributions are welcome; call Dixie at 998-4745.

Christmas concert

GORHAM — The Casco Bay Concert Band, Maine’s finest symphonic wind ensemble, consisting of members from 30 surrounding communities, will present The Many Moods of Christmas, on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at McCormack Performing Arts, Gorham High School. The concert will be under the direction of Dr. Peter Martin. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, children and students free. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, visit www.cascobayconcertband.org


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a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. with substance abuse issues, 6 to 11 a.m., Oxford County Extension 647-2847. Concert, 3 p.m., Second Reading with Holly Dog, 3 7:30 p.m., Bridgton Community Office, 9 Olson Rd., So. Paris. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Congregational Church, Norway. p.m., Bridgton Library. Center. Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 9 Bridgton Town Hall. Concert Dec. 9. FMI: 743-2290. Step Into Fitness Walking Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson a.m. to 1 p.m., Bridgton Community AA Beginner’s & Group Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 (Continued from Page B) Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Center parking lot. (Nov. 17 is last Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey p.m., Harrison Congregational a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist to 6 p.m. FMI: 647-3116. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. market of season). Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. Church, corner Route 117 and Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., 302) So. Casco. Dawes Hill Rd. SATURDAYS 4476. Bridgton Town Hall. Bridgton Town Hall. All welcome, Paris Winter Farmers SUNDAYS Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Womanspace, for women Market, runs thru Dec. 22, 9 to equipment provided free. FMI: Rehearsals for Christmastide Community Center. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Nautilus Large Teen Sports Night, 6-8 p.m., Cooked Shrimp Harrison Elementary School Farm Raised 31 TO 40 CT gym. Follows school calendar. 2 LB Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to Ea. BAG . 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, SeventhDay Adventist Church, 2 Naples We Have DELI TRAYS Ocean Jewel Rd. FMI: 583-6178. To Fill Your Entertaining Shrimp Ring AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Needs. Fruit & Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 10 OZ. PKG Vegetable Trays 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Made To Ea. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Order. Joseph Church, 225 High St., 24 Hr Notice Bridgton. Requested Please WEDNESDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6472402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 647-5968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Early Literacy Group, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, USDA INSPECTED 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd SARA LEE USDA INSPECTED BEEF ROUND Fresh Boneless Fresh Lean SEMI-BONELESS Wednesdays, Sweden Church Oven Roasted Boneless Sirloin Tip Pork Butt Roast Ground Beef Beef Rib basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. Turkey Add Flavor To Your Meal LEAN Oven Roast FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Roast REG. . Senior Lunch, noon, 8 $ .99 Lb Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Bridgton Community Center. Lb. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 RUSSER BONELESS CENTER CUT CENTER CUT FRESH LEAN Boneless Boneless Skinless Rare Cooked to 6 p.m. FMI: 647-3116. Pork Chops or Boneless Whole Half Ham Chicken Breast Cope Group session, 6Roast Beef Pork Roast Pork Loins ALEXANDER & Fresh Grade “A” 8 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Or Italian Fresh Lean HORNUNG Community Room. FMI: 508Sliced Fresh Lb. Lb. 633-0159. Lb. Lb. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Lb. Community Center. ALEXANDER & HORNUNG Whole Roasting Catherine’s Cupboard Food Stella Natural Juices Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Chickens Hillshire Farm Spiral Sliced Provolone Hillshire Farm Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. FIELDALE FARM Or Whole Milk Polska Kielbasa Wood Carving Group, 7-9 Lit’l Cocktail Franks Half Hams Fresh Grade “A” Mozzarella SELECTED VARIETIES p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Original-Beef or Polska 13 TO 14 OZ. PKG. Sliced to Order Bridgton Town Hall. 13 TO 14 OZ. PKG. Lb. Lb. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to for Lb. 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In for Boneless New York Cook’s Smoked Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. Sirloin Steaks or 302), Casco. Oscar Mayer Shank Portion Ham Simply Potatoes Margherita Hard or Adult Children of Alcoholics New York Sirloin OR BUTT PORTION HAM Sliced Bacon SELECTED VARIETIES Genoa Salami (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 SELECTED VARIETIES Oven Roast $1.49 Lb 16 TO 24 OZ. PKG. Or Sandwich Pepperoni p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 12 TO 16 OZ. PKG. WATER ADDED USDA INSPECTED BEEF LOIN 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. for Lb. Conway, N.H. Ea. Lb. Lb. THURSDAYS Taoist Thai Chi, continuing set practice, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. HELUVA GOOD! PILLSBURY CALIFORNIA-NO CALORIES HELUVA GOOD! 117. Dips Rolled Pie Bunched Celery................ Ea. Bar Cheese Adult Children of SELECTED Crust SELECTED VARIETIES Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford VARIETIES 14.1 OZ. PKG. WHITE, 10 LB. BAG 6 TO 8 OZ. PKG. Library. 12 OZ. CNTR. Help with Medicare Open Maine Potatoes ................ Ea. for for Enrollment, by appt. w/Phil for Light Cream Ohman, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carolina Yams Bridgton Community Center. PINT 16 FL. OZ. CONTR. Traditional Holiday FMI: 647-3116. TROPICANA PILLSBURY Dinner Favorite................... Lb. Storytime with Music, 10:30 PURE PREMIUM Crescent or a.m., Naples Library. Baby Peeled Carrots Orange Juice Sweet Rolls Senior Wii Bowling, 10:30 Perfect for Dipping 16 OZ. BAG.......... for SELECTED VARIETIES Whipping Cream SELECTED VARIETIES to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community 59FL. OZ. BTL. 8 TO 13.9 OZ. ALL PURPOSE PINT Center. Holiday Dinner Favorite 16 FL. OZ. CNTR. Gathering Place Support for White Boiling onions for Group, noon, Bridgton 24 OZ. PKG ............................. Ea. Community Center, Depot St. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 LAND O LAKES Zeigler’s Fresh Apple Cider to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Heavy Cream Pint IGA American 64 FL. OZ. CNTR.......................... Ea. Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. Butter Quarters 16 FL. OZ. CNTR. Cheese Slices SELECTED VARIETIES Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton White or Yellow 12 OZ. PKG. 15 TO 16 OZ. PKG. Community Center, Depot St. Knitting Circle, 2-4 p.m., Traditional Favorite, CHABASO for No. Bridgton Library. Store Baked Egg Nog Tai Chi Maine Set Practice Ciabatta Bread 10 INCH, 42 OZ, PKG. HALF GALLON GARLICK Class, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Bridgton SELECTED VARIETIES PHILADELPHIA Apple or 64 FL. OZ. CNTR 15 TO 16 OZ. PKG. Town Hall. Egg Nog Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie Casco Farmers Market, HALF GALLON 64 FL. OZ. CNTR. Regular Or Light 8 OZ. PKG. Ea. winter season, 3:30 to 7 p.m., Ea. Casco Community Center. FMI: for 329-4598. Store Baked SWEET YEAST Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 Dinner Rolls Dinner Rolls p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake SELECTED VARIETIES 8 PACK Region Baptist Church, 1273 PILLSBURY 12 PACK SELECTED VARIETIES MAXWELL HOUSE Main St. FMI: 232-5830. Quick Bread 5 TO 6 OZ. BOX Coffee Ea. Bridgton Community Kettle Mix Ea. Stove Top SELECTED VARIETIES Supper, 5-6 p.m., Community SELECTED VARIETIES Stuffing Mix 10.5 TO 11.5 OZ. CAN Center. Free to everyone. 14 TO 17.8 OZ. BOX Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., for Naples Library. for BIRDS EYE Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., TURKEY HILL Open Meeting, newcomers welSteamfresh Ice Cream PROGRESSO KEEBLER EAGLE BRAND come, Naples Methodist Church, Vegetables SELECTED VARIETIES Chicken Broth Village Green. Ready Crust Sweetened Rice or Regular 48 FL. OZ. CRTN. Regular, Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Pie Shells SELECTED VARIETIES Condensed Milk Low Sodium Bridgton Community Center. 10 TO 16 OZ. BAG Original, Low Fat or SELECTED VARIETIES or Unsalted Narcotics Anonymous Fat Free 14 OZ. CAN 4 TO 6 OZ. PKG 32 FL. OZ. CNTR. LIMIT 2 Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, for for Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. Mrs. Smith’s Pies PEPPERIDGE FARM 302, Bridgton. SELECTED VARIETIES 3-Layer Cakes AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 GOLD MEDAL 27 OZ. PKG. SUNSHNE DOMINO COTTAGE PANTRY a.m., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Flour Cheez-It Granulated Brown & Serve Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, Regular or Unbleached SELECTED VARIETIES Sugar Rolls (Rte. 302) So. Casco. 5 LB. BAG OR 9.7 TO 14 OZ. PKG. 4 LB BAG 12 CT. 12 OZ. PKG. FRIDAYS BIRD’S 4.25 LB. ZIP BAG Cool Whip Senior Fitness Jumpin’ for Diced Squash for Topping Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town or Turnip SELECTED Hall, No. High St. FMI: 64720 OZ. BAG VARIEITES 8 OZ. CONTAINER 2402, 647-8026. Nabisco HELLMANN’S OCEAN SPRAY Parents and Children for Snack Crackers Mayonnaise for Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 Cranberry Juice SELECTED VARIETIES a.m., Casco Community Center. Cocktail or Miracle Whip 7.5 TO 15.1 OZ. PKG. MIX & ORONOQUE OR Tunes for Tots, 10:30 a.m., LANDMARK SELECTED VARIETIES SELECTED MATC H Bridgton Library. MRS. SMITH’S Ritz Crackers Cocktail Juice Blends or Grapefruit Ice Cream VARIETIES Brownfield Playgroup, or Munchables 64 Fl. Oz. Btl. Pie Shells 30 FL. OZ. 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November 15, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Deer tagging report

RAIDER AWARD WINNERS (left to right) Emily Ouellette, Trevor Henschel, Paul Dostie, Silas Eastman. Jake Thurston, Kendra Fox, Christina DiPietro, Ellen Bacchiocchi, Hannah Perry and Kyle Bonner.

Raider fall season athletes honored

FRYEBURG — Raider athletes to be recognized at the fall sports night held at the Wadsworth Arena at Fryeburg Academy were: Western Maine Conference Player of the Year in Softball: Carla Tripp. Raider Awards Boys’ Cross Country: Logan Gerchman, senior. Girls’ Cross Country: Elizabeth Grzyb, sophomore. Mountain Biking: Evan Armington, junior. Field Hockey: Ellen Bacchiocchi, senior. Girls’ Soccer: Carla Tripp, senior. Football: Kyle Bonner, senior. Cheering: Ashanah Tripp, senior. Boys’ Soccer: Paul Dostie, senior. Golf: Van L. Nguyen, senior. All Conference • Selected by the coaches from the league based on performance or placement in the league championships. Ellen Bacchiocchi, first team, field hockey. Kyle Bonner, Campbell Conference, football Sulo Burbank, Campbell Conference, football, honorable mention. Sydney Charles, honorable mention, girls’ soccer. Christina DiPietro, first team, field hockey. Devine Dockery, Campbell Conference, football. Paul Dostie, honorable mention, boys’ soccer. Liz Dyer, golf. Silas Eastman, first team, cross-country. Ariel Fogden, second team, cross-country. Kendra Fox, honorable mention, field hockey. Makayla Frost, second team, field hockey. Logan Gerchman, second team, cross-country. Liz Grzyb, second team, cross-country. Michael LeGoff, honorable mention, boys’ soccer. Tyler LeGoff, honorable

mention, boys’ soccer. Nicolis Mauer, second team, boys’ soccer. “Big” Van Nguyen, golf. “Little” Van Nguyen: golf. Maddie Pearson, girls’ soccer. Andrew Rascoe, honorable mention, Campbell Conference, football. Carla Tripp, girls’ soccer. All Academic • Seniors who have an accumulated grade point average of 3.2 and earned a varsity letter this season Bright Amoako, football. Sasha Azel, soccer. Ellen Bacchiocchi, field hockey. Kyle Barboza, cross-country. Christina DiPietro, field hockey. Silas Eastman, cross-country. Kendra Fox, field hockey. Shannon Friberg, girls’ soccer. Logan Gerchman, cross- HEADMASTER’S AWARD to Silas Eastman (cross-country running) and Christina DiPietro (field hockey). RAIDER, Page C

THREE STAR JACKETS RECIPIENTS — (Left to right) Alexis Guzman, Kallie Moulton, Samantha Sgrio, Billy Rascoe, Laura Lewis, Kylie Locke, Elle Burbank, Will Price, Zach Sheehan, Christian DeMiranda, Emily Davidson and Joe Schrader.

Jordan’s Store, East Sebago Expanded Eric Erickson of Buxton, doe; Jeffrey Martin of West Baldwin, buck; Daniel Dyer of Steep Falls, doe; Brian Morse of Hiram, doe; Raymond McIntire Sr. of Standish, doe; Raymond McIntire Jr. of Standish, doe; Dale Cressey of East Baldwin, doe; Stephen Vacchiano of Sebago, doe; Shawn Estabrook of Yarmouth, doe; Lisa Libby of Standish, buck; Youth Dominik Terrano of Buxton, doe; Sean Wilson of Westbrook, doe; Michael Brillant of Standish, doe. Regular firearm season Oct. 27: Franklin Holcomb of Standish, buck; Michael Libby of Sebago, buck; Laurence Stevens of Sweden, buck, 6 points; Jamie Hanscom of Waterboro, buck; Matthew Perry of Standish, buck; Carlton Chapman of Westbrook, buck; Kenneth Thomas Jr. of Calais, doe; Michael Chapman of Gorham, buck; James Fowler of Standish, doe; Kevin Moore of Baldwin, doe; Wallace Moore Jr. of Sebago, doe; Kyle Stevens of Naples, buck; Christopher Black of Windham, buck; Ryan Quincy of Sebago, buck; Michael McDonough of Portland, doe; Patrick McDonough of Gardiner, doe; Megan Roy of Buxton, buck, 7 points, 151 pounds; Tylor Libby of Limington, doe; Gunnar Harriman of Sebago, buck; Trevor Clow of Sebago, buck, 4 points, 116 pounds; Adam Wildes of Baldwin, buck, 5 points, 129 pounds; Joseph Turner of Saco, buck, 4 points, 100 pounds; Tyler Jordan of Scarborough, buck, 2 points, 101 pounds; Gary Warren of Baldwin, doe; Brian Jordan of Sebago, doe, 140 pounds; Jason Pritchard of Gorham, buck, 3 points, 113 pounds. Oct. 29: Charles Frechette of Sebago, buck, 8 points, 189 pounds; Eric Lunn of Gray, doe; Darrell Morrow of Gorham, buck. Oct. 30: Floyd Newcomb of Standish, buck, 136 pounds; Travis Erickson of Standish, buck; Lisa Hutchins of Sebago, buck, 136 pounds; Ken Morrell of Standish, buck, 8 points, 199 pounds. Oct. 31: Peter Darling of Standish, doe; David Ferris of Standish, buck; Luke Parker of Sebago, buck; Donald Winchell of Standish, buck; James Pelletier of Baldwin, buck; Ryan Smith of Baldwin, buck; Hunter Libby of Gorham, doe. Nov. 1: Michael Didonato Jr. of Windham, buck; Dylan Reinhard of Naples, doe, 127 pounds; Thomas Sciacia of Sebago, buck, 10 points, 170 pounds. Nov. 2: Orville Winchell Jr. of Simsbury, Conn., buck; Richard Smyth of Standish, buck; Kenneth Fox of Baldwin, buck. Nov. 3: Robert Gardiner of Westbrook, doe; Jacob Gardiner of Westbrook, doe; Nick Anderson of Sebago, buck; Darrell Cox of Sebago, buck, 8 points, 180 pounds; Daniel Verrill of Gorham, buck; Eliot Taylor of Standish, buck; Edward Gabel of Buxton, buck; Nathan Burnell of Limington, buck; Nathan Slocum of Westbrook, buck, 8 points, 200 pounds; Peter Robicheau of Naples, buck; David Libby of Standish, doe; Roland Junkins of Standish, doe, 140 pounds; Chester Martin of Sebago, buck, 6 points, 150 pounds; Kenneth Chase of Sebago, buck, 8 points, 180 pounds; Dean Wood of Baldwin, buck, 9 points, 174 pounds; Donald Roy of Standish, buck, 2 points. (76 as of this date.) Jimbob’s Store, Denmark Oct. 27: Paul Kiesman Sr., buck; Susan Farrington, buck, 6 points; Lori Tibbetts, buck, 6 points, 155 pounds; Kathy Johnson, buck, 7 points; William Massey, doe; Pam Watson, buck, spike horn, 101 pounds; Vaughn Watson, buck, spike horn; Luke Day, buck, 8 points; Ken Richardson, buck; Gregory Brown, buck. Oct. 30: Garrett Libby, buck, spike horn. Oct. 31: John O’Malley, doe; Reginald Fadden Jr., buck. Nov. 1: Harley Burke, buck, spike horn. Nov. 2: Carol Boyd, doe. Nov. 3: Gordon Wentworth, doe; Peter Cutrone, buck, 8 points, 205 pounds; Joseph Dalessando, doe; Jeff Bartlettt, buck, spike horn, 119 pounds; Jacob Knapp, doe; Casey Valente, buck, 4 points; Travis Khiel, buck, 7 points, 176 pounds; Bob Remick, buck, 4 points, 206 pounds; Daniel Watson, doe, 146 pounds; Al Shickle, doe; Eric Vennes, doe, 150 pounds. Nov. 5: Warren Hurd, buck, 4 points; Richard Ross, buck. Nov. 6: Mark Libby, buck, 8 points, 157 pounds. Nov. 7: Jesse Scribner, buck; Robert Ash, doe; Eric Mowatt, buck, 133 pounds; Curtis Danley, buck, 4 points, 120 pounds; Matthew Baldwin, buck, 8 points; Laurence Douglass, buck. Nov. 8: Charles Newhall III, buck; David Hargraves, buck, 3 points, 123 pounds. Nov. 9: Thomas Guptill, buck; Jimmy Lapointe, buck, 9 points, 196 pounds; Jon Richardson, buck; Elbridge Russell, buck, 9 points, 194 pounds. Nov. 10: Jack W. Knight, buck, spike horn; Gary McFarland, doe; Conor Smith, buck, 4 points, 126 pounds; Barry Emery, doe; Kurt Tabor, buck, 4 points; Greg Hesslein, buck; Craig Bartlett, buck, 6 points, 176 pounds; David Rogers, doe, 147 pounds. Nov. 12: Charles Day, buck, spike horn; William Wiggins, buck, spike horn; John Leavitt, buck; Brandon Burnell, buck. Nov. 13: Eric Kraus, buck, 12 points. (55 as of this date.) Next week, more area inspection station reports.

Wolverines win fall title Bridgton Academy athletics is preparing to head into the Thanksgiving break after a very successful fall. The Wolverine baseball team took the overall championship title in the New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA), defeating Harvard in the quarterfinals 9-2, Holy Cross in the semis 10-7 and besting Boston University in the finals 10-1. The Wolverines tied with Vermont with a 9-3 mark in the North Division, which included New Hampshire, Dartmouth, New England and Maine. BA finished with an overall 12-3 record. It capped a very successful fall season and gives Coach Izaryk and the baseball program a nice boost in recognition as they hit the road to recruit next year’s team. Team members included: Quinn Moynihan, Brett Barbati, Brendan Skidmore, Casey Stead, Sean Tobin, Matthew Glass, Cejay Suarez, Evan Brown, Jake Unwin, Zachary Fenton, Sean Getman, Jake Murray, Shamus Landers, Zachary Fuller, Sam Stauble, Garrett Leahy, Michael Haag, Anthony Graziano, Nathan Stewart, Alex Benson and Alex Knight.

Wolverine soccer just missed making the tournament this year after a strong showing all season despite playing with a very limited bench all year. Coach Perron, in his first year at Bridgton Academy, was pleased with the talent and impressed with the effort his team put forth all year. In their final two games (both shorted due to lack of daylight), Bridgton played well, besting Hebron Academy 4-0 at home and then traveling to Brewster Academy to draw a 0-0 tie. The lacrosse program, under new head coach Jon Hunt, has posted excellent results all season, including a win against archrival Navy Prep earlier in the season. The Wolverine lacrosse team headed down to Harvard this past weekend to play in a recruiting tournament against top high school talent and both players and coaches were pleased with the results, as well as the feedback from college coaches. Last year’s team saw 23 of 23 players earn the opportunity to play college lacrosse this past fall. Coach Hunt is looking to repeat that CHAMPS — Bridgton Academy claims the NECBA Championship title, defeating Boston college placement success again this year. University 10-1. WOLVERINE, Page C


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CHEER DAY PARTICIPANTS — Back row (left to right) SV Coach Rayleen Lajoie, SV Coach Jen Pettengil, SV Coach Tanya Olsen, (Fryeburg Academy Raiders) Danielle Graham, Hannah Perry, Jazmine Fuller, Alexa Maddocks, Kaylee Barboza, Alexis Guzman, Ashley Wissman, Allison Fahey, Kadie Bryan, Haley Kollander, (Sacopee Valley High School Cheerleaders) Skylar Miller, Savannah Hodgdon, Huskies Coach Karissa Mclellan, Raiders Coach Jillian Tetreault; third row SV Coach Colleen Schroeder, SV Coach Crystal Magda, (Sacopee Valley 4-6 Cheerleaders) Kelly Schroeder, Mackenzie Lyman, Kayleigh Nelson, Kayla King, Patti Jo Thurlow, Sharon Scammon-Walker, Haley Ryan, Sierra Miller, Lexi Lajoie, Hazel Hodgdon, Celia Durgin, Savannah Nance,

Hannah Schroeder, Avery Magda, Molly Pettengil, Huskies Cheering Coach Lauren LaPlante Tripp; second row (SV 2-3 Cheerleaders) Kaley Drew, Taylor Dastoli, Haley Capano, Trinity Root, Kiley Foley, Billy Jo Chelsey, (Huskies Cheerleaders) Alia Day, Gracie Vaughan, Lexi Towle, Jenna Dodge, Alexis Parker, Laci Towle, Jaelyn Martinho, Emily Libby, Sophia Bruno, Abbie Vaughan; front row Lovell Cheering Coach Chelsea Smith (Lovell Cheerleaders) Marina Legere, Kaitlin Tibbetts, Kate Re, Avery Shubert, Jade Blood, Shelby Purslow, Emily Simmons, (SV K-1 Cheerleaders) Emma Boulanger, Jillian Philips, Addison Lajoie, Francesca Muccio and Emma McKenny.

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FRYEBURG — Cheers and giggles echoed inside Wadsworth Arena at Fryeburg Academy on Saturday, Nov. 3 as 56 cheerleaders took part in Cheer Day. In attendance were the Fryeburg Academy Raiders, the Lovell Cheerleaders, the Huskies Cheerleaders and the Sacopee Valley Little Hawks cheerleaders. It was a huge turnout of cheerleaders ranging from kin-

dergarten all the way to high school. There were nine coaches overseeing the activities.  The day started with a group exercise and a group jog. Organizers then split the cheerleaders into small groups and sent them to work at three stations. Groups each worked together at a Cheering Station (where the Fryeburg Raiders taught a few cheers to each group), Tumbling

Station (where they worked on everything from forward rolls to back handsprings and back tucks) and the Stunting Station (where they practiced the basics of flying and basing with thigh stands and preps).  Halfway through the afternoon, participants took a break for a large potluck lunch provided by all squads’ generous cheer parents. After lunch, the groups resumed the rest of the stations. Each squad took to the floor to perform a routine they had practiced for the event. It gave each squad a chance to show off all to sit back and cheer on their new they have learned and their hard friends!  work and dedication. It was a great day full of spirit It also gave squads a chance and excitement.

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Denmark Mountain Hikers on the trail at Chandler Gorge in Evans Notch.

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Freedom of the Hills: Chandler Gorge “People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel,” — Maya Angelou By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Chandler Brook flows from the eastern slopes of South Baldface Mountain and

Baldface Knob and joins the Cold River in Evans Notch, just south of North Chatham. Chandler Gorge on Chandler Brook is an interesting flume with several pools and cascades about 1.5 miles upstream from the Cold River on the northern branch of Chandler Brook. The stream is snuggled into a wooded canyon in the gorge and flows over rock ledges, making

Public skating times The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating during the month of November as follows: Friday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 and 25 from noon to 2 p.m. Every Sunday, Sticks and Pucks, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 21 and 28 from noon to 2 p.m. Conflicts do arise on occasion, so call ahead to confirm at 6477637, ext. 1310. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for students in grades 1-12, $2 for children ages 5 and younger, $2 for seniors ages 62 and older, $5 for sticks and pucks, and $4 for rentals. Note: charges do apply for all Bridgton residents. For more information regarding adult leagues, learn to skate, scheduling and other programs, contact Rink Manager Steve Ryan at 647-7637. The arena is located on the Bridgton Academy campus.

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for a delightful lunch stop along the trail. In high water periods, it is particularly spectacular. Chandler Gorge is reached from the Baldface Circle Trail. At 1.2 miles from the trailhead of level, then moderate climbing, a marked loop trail leads south and then down to the Gorge. For hikers bound for the Baldface Shelter and the summit of South Baldface, the loop trail continues and rejoins the Baldface Circle Trail about 0.1 miles from where the loop left the main trail. Chandler Gorge is an interesting side trip, or a pleasant destination hike all on its own. Chandler Brook and 3,335foot Chandler Mountain were named for the Chandler family, who settled in this area after the Revolutionary War. Moses Chandler was the first of the clan to settle here, and there is a Chandler Family Cemetery about halfway between Gilead and Fryeburg on the Evans Notch Road. The Denmark Mountain Hikers took this easy hike to Chandler Gorge on a crisp, clear day on Dec. 9, 2011. The water rushing through the gorge was spectacular, and had the weather and water been much warmer this would have been an inviting spot for a swim. We’ll have to come back some warm summer day.

Hike notes Chandler Gorge is located in Carroll County, North Chatham, N.H. Difficulty: Easy Trail distance (one way): 1.6 miles Hiking times (one way): 45 minutes to 1 hour Elevation: 1,000 feet Vertical gains: 478 feet Coordinates: 43° 14’ 10” N 71° 02’ 30” W Topographic Map: USGS Chatham 7.5-minute quad Directions to the trailhead: Take Route 113 North from Fryeburg into Evans Notch. Shortly after passing the AMC Cold River Camp entrance, the Baldface Circle parking lot is on the right. This is a White Mountain National Forest parking lot and a daily fee is charged; there is a self-service kiosk to purchase a daily parking permit. From this parking lot trails to the Baldfaces and to Chandler Gorge begin. Trail Information: From the trailhead the trail is nearly level for 0.7 miles to the Circle Junction. Here three trails diverge — the right fork to Emerald Pool, straight ahead to the Bicknell Ridge Trail and northern branch of the Baldface Circle Trail, and left to the south branch of the Baldface Circle Trail. Take the left fork and climb moderately. At the juncGORGE, Page C

(Continued from Page C) country. Jamie Gullikson, girls’ soccer. Kiley Jolicoeur, cross-country. Haley Kollander, cheering. Topi Laasko, boys’ soccer. Laura Lewis, field hockey. Alicia McDonald, field hockey. Kallie Moulton, girls’ soccer. Van L. Nguyen, golf. Alec Perry-Boys soccer Emily Powers, cross-country. Josh Rounds, boys’ soccer. Tyler Saunders, boys’ soccer. Sammy Sgroi, field hockey. Ian Shea, boys’ soccer. Ashanah Tripp, cheering. Kyle Barboza, cross-country. Special Honors Lake Region Invitational first place finish: Boys’ Cross Country Team. Pleasant Mountain Bowl: Kyle Bonner and Ian MacFawn, captains. Linda Whitney Award: Outstanding Player in the Western Maine Conference as voted on by the league coaches to Christina DiPietro. All State Golf Team and can participate in the New Englands: Van L. Nguyen. Class B State XC meet All State honors: Silas Eastman. Maine Field Hockey Coaches Association All State team, and will be honored at an awards night in December and represent Fryeburg Academy in game in July are: Ellen Bacchiocchi and Christina DiPietro. Selected to cheer at the Maine Shriners Lobster Bowl in August: Alexis Guzman. Western Maine Conference Champions in the Small School Division: Boys’ Cross Country Team. Class B Sportsmanship Banner: Boys’ Soccer. Fall 3 Star Jackets Evan Armington, Elle Burbank, Emily Davidson, Christian DeMiranda, Danea Dostie, Alexis Guzman, Laura Lewis, Kylie Locke, Andrew Lyman, Kallie Moulton, Will Price, Billy Rascoe, TJ Rose, Josh Rounds, Samantha Sgroi. Joe Schrader, Zach Sheehan and Liuke Yang. Fall Headmaster’s Award Through the selection process, Mr. Lee was unable to decide between two individuals and decided to present two awards. The first goes to a young woman who has worked for her accomplishments more than the average athlete. She is provided support in the classroom to meet her specific needs, but in the athletic arena, she has had to do

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everything on her own. She is a 12-sport athlete in field hockey, alpine skiing and track and field. She has maintained a 4.1 GPA through the past three years. She has been a captain, received numerous Raider awards, been named an All Conference athlete, and an All State athlete. To watch her compete, you would notice the standout athlete, but never realize she has to overcome any hurdles. When you meet her, you can’t help but be overwhelmed with her compassion toward others and her positive energy. The 2012 Fall Headmasters Award goes to Christina DiPietro. The next award goes to a young man who has a passion for endurance, in any event. He is a 12-sport athlete in cross country, Nordic skiing and track and field. He has been a captain several times, received numerous Raider Awards, been a WMC champion for three years and a Regional champion three years, has won two cross-country state titles, been named Maine’s High School Runner of the Year, named to the All New England team, and been an All State runner for all four years. His accolades in Nordic skiing mirror those of his crosscountry career. In addition to all his athletic awards, you may have noticed he was also a member of the All Academic team with a 3.95 GPA. Coach Reilly says, “He is a one every 30 years type of a runner!” The 2012 Fall Headmasters Award goes to Silas Eastman. Fall Plaques Golf: MVP to Van L. Nguyen; Top Newcomer Award to Trevor Henschel. Mountain Biking: Most Improved Rider to Lake Phillips. Boys’ Cross Country: Iron Will Award to Silas Eastman; Spirit of the Sport Award to Patrick Carty. Girls’ Cross Country: Iron Will Award to Elizabeth Grzyb; Spirit of the Sport Award to Ariel Fogden. Fall Cheering: Coach’s Award to Hannah Perry and Emily Ouellette. Football: Raider Award to Kyle Bonner and Jake Thurston. Boys’ Soccer: Raider Award to Paul Dostie and Tyler LeGoff. Girls’ Soccer: Most Skilled Award to Carla Tripp; Most Valuable Player to Maddie Pearson. Field Hockey: Coach’s Award to Ellen Bacchiocchi; Captain’s Award to Kendra Fox.

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Theme: Thanksgiving ACROSS 1. Necklace feature 6. *He moved Thanksgiving Day to extend holiday shopping season 9. Hurries or moves fast 13. Swahili, Zulu and other languages 14. Bard’s “before” 15. X-ray generator 16. The dish ran away with this 17. Swedish shag rug 18. Second most-populous country 19. *Presidential offering to a turkey 21. *He designated last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day 23. Creme de cassis plus wine 24. Every which way 25. Water tester 28. Relative of a gull 30. Sans clothes, as a social practice 35. Humming noises 37. Gives a helping hand 39. Lecterns 40. Left behind by a mosquito 41. Found under a bowl or dish 43. Done to an iPod 44. It’s good, according to Gordon Gekko 46. *Most put this up around Thanksgiving time 47. Kill, as in dragon 48. Paid close attention 50. Possesses 52. Fleur-de-___ 53. Any time now 55. Gymnast’s goal 57. *Seafood at first Thanksgiving 61. *It also celebrates Thanksgiving, but on different day than U.S. 64. Plural of #58 Down 65. Dance-around-the-pole month 67. Game outcome 69. Active or lively 70. Proof of age, pl. 71. Bay window 72. Egg yellow 73. Army bed 74. Kidney-related DOWN 1. *It airs Thanksgiving Day football and 60 Minutes 2. Nomadic people of northern Scandinavia 3. Dwarf buffalo 4. Baby carrier? 5. Presidential debate analyst, e.g. Phone: Fax: Outside ME: 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009

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TOUCH OF ARSENIC — The Lake Region High School Drama Club and Director Eugene Long invite the public to join them when the curtain goes up on the hilarious “Arsenic and Old Lace,” opening tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the LRHS auditorium. Other performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. and matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. The cast and crew (in alphabetical order) includes Cam Arsenault, Christina Axtman, Dylan Balestra, Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg, Sarah Carlson, Katie Caulfield, Lily Charpentier, Taylor Cronin, Jared Curtis, Savannah DeVoe, Tom Dolloff, Elise Gianattasio, Codi

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Harden, Emily Hemingway, Erin Holsten, Molly Hook, Ethan Kidd, Derrick Klecman, Josh Knox, Gaelon Kolczynski, Abby Lucy, Carolyn Lucy, Jack Mills, Dan Neault, Maggie Rickert, Derrek Schrader, Hannah Somers, Abby Thomson, Austin Villanueva, Emma Walker, Giselle Wallace, and Elisabeth Waugh. Advance tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults ($2 less than at the door!) Advance tickets are available at Bridgton Books, Lake Region High School, Lake Region House of Pizza and Hawthorne’s Attic. For more information, call 207-518-1348.

Judy’s life in China: Learning about the rice harvest By Judy Crowell Guest Writer Almost each and every meal I have here in China involves rice of one type or another. I still have not mastered eat-

ing rice with chopsticks, but I am getting better. Luckily, most of the rice dishes I have eaten use sticky rice, where the rice all clumps together. I have not attempted eating dry rice with

chopsticks because I would starve to death by the time I could eat a bowl of it! I was given the amazing opportunity to visit a rice field during harvest by one of my students. Being a New Englander all of my life and having no idea what happens, I jumped at the chance to see a rice harvest. The long trip to Long Xia Ke, whose literal translation is Dragon Down Nest, was about five hours. I am so thankful for such wonderful public transportation here. You can literally get anywhere in China by bus, train or taxi. The phrase “can’t get there from here” does not apply in China! Rice is usually planted in April and harvested in September or October. In November, some families plant tobacco, which will be ready for harvest in March. LESSON OF THE DAY — Judy Crowell of Harrison (right) All over Fujian province you gives her best shot at using chopsticks. can see rice growing. There are

small or large bunches of the not with rice. It is grown instead but the crop needs a lot of water. beautiful chartreuse color every- in bunches with as many seeds as Farmers make dams and have where. Most of the fields I see will fit in the flooded area. even planted rice on the side of everyday are in perfect rows, but Rice can be grown anywhere, CHINA, Page C

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Harrison, Waterford skiing With the towns of Harrison and Waterford now sharing their schools with each other, they will also be sharing Harrison’s annual Ski & Snowboard Program for students in grades K-12. The program runs for seven weeks at Shawnee Peak, starting on the first Friday in January. With both the Harrison and Waterford programs being at Shawnee Peak on the same day, it will give the students even more time together, outside of their classrooms. Two signups dates remain: on Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (also

equipment fittings/paperwork). Both will take place at the Harrison Community Room on Edes Falls Road, above the Harrison Fire Station. • For Harrison students who attend Waterford Elementary School, their parents will still drop off equipment at Harrison Elementary. Program participants will ride the Waterford Elementary School Ski Bus with their Waterford Elementary School friends to Shawnee Peak to join their Harrison Program. • For Harrison students who attend Harrison Elementary School, it’s the same procedure as last year. Their parents will drop off equipment at Harrison Elementary School. Program participants will ride the Harrison Elementary School Ski Bus with their Waterford friends to Shawnee Peak. • For Waterford students who attend Harrison Elementary School, they will ride the Harrison Elementary School Ski Bus with their Harrison friends to Shawnee Peak to join their Waterford Program. (See your Waterford Ski Program Coordinator for Waterford Program details.) • For Lake Region Middle School and Lake Region High School students, they will ride the 2 p.m. Ski Bus from Oxford Hills Comprehensive CARRYING bags of rice dur- High School to Harrison Elementary School, where ing harvest time. they will pick up chaperones,

participants and equipment and head to Shawnee Peak. (LRMS and LRHS parents will drop off equipment at HES.) Community service and volunteer paperwork are still being accepted and payment plans can still be set up at this time. Shirts, pants and sweatshirts will be available to try on for size and ordering at both sign-ups. All program coordinators will be available on Nov. 16 and 30 to assist with program selections and details. Shawnee Peak staff will be doing all equipment fittings at the Nov. 30 signup for those who have signed up for rental equipment. For more information, call Julie CrawfordMurphy at 583-6237 and Tracy Card at 583-4477.

RENO AND HER SHOWGIRLS take the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center stage during Fryeburg Academy’s production of Anything Goes this past weekend. Pictured (left to right) are Allie Gagnon (Reno Sweeney), Erin Friberg, Shannon Friberg, Alexis Guzman and Savannah Kruguer.

Life in China (Continued from Page C)

mountains. It is first flooded and because of the dams, the water stays for a long time. Rice grows for about five to six months and then it is harvest time. There are two ways to harvest rice. One way is to do it manually and the other is by machine. The mechanical way involves a big machine, which cuts the rice, then gets rid of the stems and packages it in big bags. But the machines cost a lot of money, so most people use the manual version. With the manual version, every person in the family is involved. They work long days with just one break at lunchtime. At lunch, the family all sits down together and eats. There is a lot of loud talking and laughing. After a nap, the whole family finishes making the rice into bundles and lets it dry for a day or two. Then, they all hit the bundle on the edge of a big container so the rice falls off. They put the rice through a machine to remove weeds. Then, they put the rice out on a flat surface to dry in the sun and rake it. Drying takes about two days, usually. A few people have the job of raking the rice, which is done a few times a day. The rice is then bagged into big 50-pound bags and sold for 10 yuan (or $1.66). My student thought that was too expensive, but I was willing to buy 10 bags and sell them at Food City. I am sure I could sell a one-pound bag for $2.50. Wow, that’s quite a profit. I might have my luggage full of rice when I head home! It was an amazing trip full of new sights, sounds, people and beautiful surroundings! Judy Crowell of Harrison is teaching English in China.

Wolverine report (Continued from Page C) On the gridiron, the Wolverines football team closed the season with a win against Dartmouth College. The win gave the Wolverines a 7-3 record, which the team won six of their last six games, including wins over Yale, Norwich, Holy Cross, and Brown. The team will now focus on their upcoming recruiting showcase that takes place in early December. On the ice, both of Bridgton’s hockey teams are having strong seasons, with the Junior Team as well as the Prep Team seeing a number of Ws on the season scorecard. Most recently, the Junior Team played to a 1-1 tie against the Atlanta Knights, while the Prep Team took a 7-5 win over the Maine Moose. Both teams are on the ice again at home after the Thanksgiving break. The Bridgton Academy basketball team starts its season on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at home against Central Maine Community College.

CONVERSING (left to right) Steven Flaherty, Jared Schrader SAILORS (left to right) Francesca Llanos, Emily McDermith, Emery O’Connell and Sasha Azel. and Allie Gagnon.

Freedom of Hills: Chandler Gorge (Continued from Page C) tion with the Slippery Brook Trail (0.2 miles) take the right fork. At 0.3 miles further the loop trail to Chandler Gorge diverges left, marked by a small sign. This loop trail is 0.5 miles long and reaches the Gorge in about 0.4 miles, and then continues back to the Baldface Circle

Trail about 0.1 miles from the departure point. It is recommended that hikers refer to a trail guide for more details in planning a trip. The AMC White Mountain Guide has more information on Chandler Gorge. Chandler Gorge is not included in the AMC Maine Mountain Guide even though

Evans Notch is both in Maine and New Hampshire. What to bring: Good boots, rain or wind gear, touring poles, tick and mosquito repellant in season, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, matches, map and compass, trail guide, flashlight and cell phone. Let someone know your hik-

ing plans before you leave! If you are hiking during hunting season, wear something blaze orange to help make yourself visible. Up next: The next hiking column will be on South Baldface in Chatham, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb check The Bridgton News com-


Opinion & Comment

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Viewpoints

BPD’s Facebook page: Including mugshots is going too far

It’s easy to see why the Bridgton Police Department’s Facebook page is so hugely popular. Since its inception three years ago, the page has been and continues to be way ahead of the curve in using the interactive nature of online social media to its maximum potential. But would the page be so popular if people’s mugshots weren’t posted there? We think not. A picture, it’s said, tells a thousand words. A picture of someone’s face, taken right after their arrest on criminal charges, is a compelling image the general public usually doesn’t get to see. Combine that with a description of the circumstances of their arrest, as well as the ability of “fans” to offer their comments or opinions — and what person in a small town could possibly resist? Weekly newspapers have long known how well read their police logs are. If The News ever stopped running the police logs, to, say, create more space for local government news, we’d hear about it in a heartbeat. It’s just a reality that we accept; neighbors want to know what’s going on with each other on a personal QUIET MOMENT — All was still except for words from a poem read by Cliff Purinton (left) during the Veterans Day service (Rivet Photo) level. And if they’ve broken the law, they especially want to know held in Lovell Village on Sunday morning. Listening intently was fellow veteran Ron Sanborn. about that. Sad to say, but bad news sells. Through the posting of all kinds of useful information on its Facebook page, the Bridgton Police Department has created a strong and positive online community. That is most definitely a good thing, and residents and town government officials should be proud of what they’ve accomplished. As Police Chief Kevin Schofield wrote in his memo to the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, MUGSHOTS, Page B My friend was being too pessimistic — I thought. Months ago, he said the country will continue its downward slide because those who depend on government have become the majority, and will always vote to keep those government benefits coming no matter what. by Tom McLaughlin Yes, those people who depend on government for everything by Mike Corrigan are increasing, I acknowledged then, but even most of them BN Columnist weren’t stupid enough to believe those benefits would keep comBN Columnist ing forever. They understood the simple arithmetic that we could not continue indefinitely borrowing 42 cents of every dollar we spend. If conservatives only pointed out that — even if we took all the income of the richest Americans — we could only con- don’t want real liberty — the liberty to succeed or fail on their tinue funding our nanny state for a few months, people would own — they want to remain attached to the government umbilical understand. They’d know the whole thing would collapse if we cord and stay home watching Dancing With The Stars. stayed on the road we’re on and they’d vote for fiscal sanity For quite a while now, commenters on my blog have been instead of four more years of President Obama’s pie-in-the-sky deriding me as out of touch with mainstream Americans. I guess promises. I am. I’ve overestimated the common sense of the average No they won’t, he said. Most Americans are not that smart, he American voter. insisted — and he was right. Tuesday’s results proved him right. Thirty years ago, I got to know a wealthy family as I took They proved me wrong and I have to adjust my thinking. MAJORITY, Page D The wagon-riders have become the majority. Most Americans

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My Irish Up

Me and the Higgs

As part of the group that found the Higgs Boson (it was under a coat in the cloakroom), I have received many calls of congratulation from around the world. I always emphasize that I was just one member of a team (Crystal Palace) and that serendipity played a part in the discovery, as most of us thought Mrs. Charlton, under whose coat the mysterious and elusive particle was found, would never go home that night. The popular press has unfortunately referred to the Higgs as “the God Particle,” when its lifespan is so brief it couldn’t possibly be God, and what we see is the result of a field, more than of an actual particle. A partial transcript of my team’s first press conference might hint at the intense interest our discovery raised around the world. Le Monde: Prof. Collagen, what is the significance of the Higgs Boson? Moi: It is a product of the Higgs field, which until we discovered it, or at least discovered its effects on a shelf in one of the ancillary rooms at CERN’s Hadron Large Collider, was theoretical only. It’s a force-carrier particle, kind of like a photon, only for mass instead of light. By some process we don’t understand, the Higgs gives mass to everything in the Universe. New York Times: Dr. Corrugated, what is this process? Me: We don’t understand how it works. Pravda: How does the Higgs impart mass to the other particles, Professor Corbin? Me: As I believe I have already noted, we don’t know how it works. London Times: Could you explain, Dr. Corey, how this process provides mass in laymen’s terms, then? Me: We don’t know how it works! Le Figaro: Dr. Corrigan, could you tell us how the Higgs field teaches the various particles how to acquire mass? HIGGS, Page D

Letters Focus on the issues

without cutting programs that are so important to some of our most at-risk residents. As we head into the coldest months of the year, the challenges for older Mainers will undoubtedly grow. We need to protect our longterm care services and supports and strengthen consumer protections so Mainers can stay in their own homes and communities as they age. I hope our representatives will reach across the aisle and work together to find solutions that make sense now and for the future. I encourage all Mainers to play an active role in watching how things unfold in the months and years ahead and making sure their voices are heard throughout. Meredith Tipton AARP Executive Council South Portland

To The Editor: Now that the elections are over, it is my hope that our newly elected and re-elected state and federal representatives will waste no time in focusing on the issues of concern to older Mainers and their families.  Issues such as financial and health security are of paramount importance to many of our older residents. The next Congress will be making decisions about the future of Social Security and Medicare. There are many options likely to be considered in 2013 that will have an effect on the long-term solvency of both of these programs. Now, the work truly begins and I am looking forward to hearing how campaign promises will turn into meaningful To The Editor: action. Recently, Oct. 5, 2012, to Here in Maine, the 126th be exact, Justice Antinon Scalia Legislature will need to find LETTERS, Page D ways to balance the state budget

Measure of compromise

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor There are four Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) that are not going to be available in Maine in 2013. Both the CCRx Basic and CCRx Choice plans will be gone, as well as the Health Net Orange plan. By now, folks who are currently enrolled in those plans should have received a notice about their withdrawal. Additionally, WellCare is pulling its “Signature” plan and has notified its enrollees that, unless they change to some other plan, WellCare will put them in the WellCare Classic plan. So, while I encourage everyone who has Part D to check out the plans for 2013

to see which plans best cover their particular medicines at the lowest cost sharing; those who are now enrolled in one of the four plans mentioned above should definitely investigate the 2013 Part D offerings. The opportunity to make changes ends on Dec. 7. Special note: During the Fall Open Enrollment period, in addition to Medicare Counselor Stan Cohen’s availability at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 a.m., counselor Phil Ohman will be available by appointment on Tuesdays at the Naples Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Thursdays at the Bridgton Community Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 1-800-427-7411 to make an appointment with Mr. Ohman.

Bird Watch by Jean Preis

Has good government become bad politics? Unpredictable News Columnist

A Rep’s View by Richard Cebra State Representative

This will be my last column for The Bridgton News as an elected official. Due to term limits, my time in the Maine Legislature has come to an end. I will always be grateful to the citizens of my district for giv-

ing me the opportunity to serve these last eight years. But before I go, let me leave you with a few thoughts about the recent election. When the dust settled, Republicans had lost their major-

ity status in the Maine House and Senate. Several reasons have been cited for this unexpected reversal. Some people say it was at least partly a referendum on Governor LePage. Others say the same-sex marriage referendum brought out a large number of people, mainly students, who ordinarily don’t vote. Some point to the huge amounts of outside money that poured into the Maine Democratic Party, enabling them to outspend Republicans in House races by a three-toone margin. Other folks say the avalanche of negative and

baldly untruthful advertising by Democrats turned the tide by swaying voters who didn’t know the actual facts. And, of course, media bias played a huge role in the Republican defeat. What are we to expect when the largest newspaper chain in the state is owned by Wall Street billionaire Donald Sussman, now married to Congresswoman Chellie Pingree? It’s bad enough that the vast majority of reporters and editors are hard-core Democrats. But when a person like Sussman BAD POLITICS, Page D

November

November is one of my favorite months. Some folks have told me they dislike November because it is dark, cold and gloomy, but if those folks could be here in the morning, to see the sun rising from behind the eastern hill and splashing light and color across the yard, they might change their minds. It is a month of surprises. Along with the expected raw windy days and heavy rain, we have had a quick snowstorm and glorious days with warm bright sunshine. The sun rides lower in the sky in November, its rays slanting across the landscape in unusual and beautiful ways. A few days ago, after a rainfall, sunlight shone horizontally under an overcast sky, illuminating every wet blade of grass, every rock, every tree, and every ripple on the lake until they glittered and gleamed as if drenched in molten silver. When the light shifted the scene changed to flat gray, but while those few silver coated moments lasted they were pure magic. NOVEMBER, Page D


Opinions

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Letters

(Continued from Page D) again stated that he would review today’s controversial issues by looking at the Constitution as it was understood by its authors: if they accepted something then, we should accept the same thing now. If they did not then, we should not now. The difficulty with this view is that the authors of the U.S. Constitution accepted slavery. The men at Philadelphia in 1787 were gravely divided on this issue. But, to the dismay of abolitionists, then and later, the Constitution allowed slavery to continue. The authors of the Constitution accepted something that most of us consider immoral and reprehensible. Why would people who are venerated today as having, some believe, divine insight, approve such a thing? They did it because without a compromise on this issue, the United States Constitution and the birth of this nation would not have happened. Those men accepted what we now think unacceptable because they knew that there would be no union of the states if the two sides could not reach some kind of agreement. Why isn’t that ability to compromise enshrined as a major principle of American government? Politics today is so contentious that the slightest attempt to practice bipartisanship often brings an end to political careers. The issues that divide us today are not nearly as fundamental as slavery. However, the Congress, state legislative bodies and politicians down to the precinct level have been locked in stalemate because they are seeing current issues as absolutes. Each faction seems to be so caught up in promoting a singular point of view that governing is at a standstill. The people at Philadelphia may have made a bad bargain. The question of slavery did threaten to tear the union apart, but the actions and traditions that developed in the interim were the very ones that held the union together. Could it be that a measure of compromise among today’s political factions might make this country stronger and better able to face what the future might bring? Dee Miller Bridgton

must have rocks in their heads. I can’t understand how people will support and endorse a candidate, to positively represent us in the State House, when a candidate’s own “house” continues to be an eyesore and negatively impacts and misrepresents the heart and soul of a town. Does anyone else see the condition of this “house?” Is anyone bothered by the condition of this “house?” Does this property invite people to want to stop, stay and set up shop? Does this property represent what we all want our town to look like? Does this property tell a tale? This such property exists and is currently a scarecrow at one of Bridgton’s gateways, shooing people away. When so many other owners take pride in their properties with upkeep and improvements, they are investing their hearts and souls in a vision, creating a town that is unique, charming, vibrant, clean, alive and bustling with business. Having a clean and well-maintained property is a good role model that attracts business, promotes business and benefits a town and its inhabitant. Would any candidate not agree? I suggest if candidates want to “make Maine more attractive to businesses” and “represent us,” it would behoove all of our towns for candidates to please lead by example. Simply “fix” their own “house” before “fixing” our big “house.” The candidate’s neighbors will appreciate it; the town will appreciate it; visitors will appreciate it; and yes, the state will appreciate it. Actions do speak louder than words. I will gladly contribute a gallon of paint to this cause. Surely, the supporters and endorsers will continue to have the candidate’s back, and additionally, many will cross party lines to get the job done. Maybe then, I will no longer be troubled by these supporters and endorsers, or think they have rocks in their heads. Maura M. Mead Bridgton

Thank you

To The Editor: We would like to thank the Lake Region High School students for their Trunk Trick or Treat. Every car was decorated in a theme: Christmas, jail, pirates, etc. The students dressed up to match the theme. It was very organized and safe for the trick or treaters. We had a great time seeing everyone’s costumes and loved the Wizard of Oz family. Hope you do it again next year. To The Editor: Peter McComiskey Call me nuts, but I’m trouPat McHatton bled by people who apparently Bridgton

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TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF APPEALS

The Naples Board of Appeals will meet on November 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. Review and approve the minutes of October 30, 2012. 2. A request for reconsideration of an Administrative Appeal for property located on Dee’s Way and shown on Naples Tax Map U35, Lot 14A, submitted by Cynthia White. 3. Sign Findings of Fact for an Administrative Appeal for property located on Dee’s Way and shown on Naples Tax Map U35, Lot 2T46 14A. Public Notice

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Early Christmas

To The Editor: We want to take a moment to thank Jeannine Oren for her early Christmas present to the residents of Casco. It is so exciting to know we have to pay around $18,000 for a lawsuit she never had a chance to win (see next paragraph). But, please keep in mind that her campaign platform was to save the taxpayers of Casco money. This seems to be a perfect example of an oxymoron. As a professional accountant (Steve), both in the public and private sector for 35-plus years, I can state for a fact that this last suit filed had to be baseless as all accountant’s work papers and schedules are the property of the accounting firm and not for public disclosure unless they were released by them to the client, in this case the town. I know for fact they were not! I (Larry) retired three years ago. At that time, my wife and I decided to sell our house and camp and buy one place on a lake or with a right-of-way. We found the house we wanted on Thomas Pond. Before making an offer, I did some checking into the politics of Casco as we did not want to live where there were obvious problems. I heard only good things about our town government. I was told that our town manager, Dave Morton, is a good man who treats all fairly and listens to what you have to say. After meeting Dave, I would agree that he is a man whom I am pleased to have heading our local government. The one thing we were not prepared for, as it never came up, was that there is another person in town that has even more knowledge than Dave as to how to run the town and what’s best for all. We have watched the different interactions of Jeannine and those who serve the town. We have been appalled by what we have seen in recent years here. How does one person honestly believe that she has all the answers and the rest of the people at the town office are confused, misinformed and out to serve only themselves? Something we have learned over the years is that we might not have many answers to questions, but we will work with anyone to try to find them. We are not arrogant enough to believe that everyone should listen to us because we are right all of the time. In fact, it is a wiser thing to do to let those in position do their jobs and leave them alone. Most of the time, things will get done and done correctly. Finally, wasn’t there a loud and clear message sent to Jeannine about what the voters of Casco think of her and her views in the last election? Once again, we thank Jeannine for her “saving Casco taxpayers money” pledge and the gift it brings with it. Oh, and Jeannine, how are you going to continue to save us money? Steve Matza Larry Dyer Casco

CONSISTENTLY THE LARGEST DONOR — Stephens Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop volunteers gathered at the annual fall volunteer luncheon Oct. 10 to celebrate a donation of $25,000 to the Stephens Memorial Hospital’s 2012 Annual Fund. The SMH 2012 Annual Fund will help fund the purchase of a new ultrasound imaging system. The Thrift Shop, at 10 Danforth Street, Norway, has consistently been the largest donor to the annual fund, making a donation that is based on thrift shop sales of quality clothing at an affordable cost. Around 30 volunteers staff the thrift shop, which is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Sharon Nightingale, Volunteer Coordinator at 744-6071.

Planning excellence

To The Editor: I wanted to share how proud and happy we are as citizens of Bridgton to have such an organized, personalized and compassionate planning board. The board members have handled matters that concerned the town and community with open eyes. They have gone out of their way to accommodate all of us. We feel they have made excellent decisions that were best for both parties. Many thanks to the members of the board. Their time and consideration are very much appreciated. We like to send a special congratulations for the excellent job our planning board does. Diana-Lynn White Bridgton

It makes me very proud

To The Editor: Twice this year, I have had the opportunity to spend time at the Bridgton Town Hall on voting day. Bridgton’s volunteers and employees, who oversee the integrity of our voting process, are amazing. Through long hours, uncomfortable chairs, mishaps, questions and confusion they remain calm, pleasant and professional. They make me very proud to be a voter in Bridgton. Congratulations to each one of them for their dedication to the democratic process and positive voter experience in Bridgton. Carmen Lone Executive Director Bridgton Community Center

By design

To The Editor: Today, I did my duty as an American citizen, I voted. In my town, we have a paper ballot that we have to mark to make our choice. I don’t know who the genius was that designed the ballot, but for those with poor sight it was a challenge. I kept looking for a box to make my nark in, but there wasn’t one. Instead, there was an oval, which you had to

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TOWN OF LOVELL PLANNING BOARD Site Review

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pencil in to vote. Talk about hanging chads. The voter could barely see the oval on the ballot. The designer of the ballot was probably a magna cum laude from MIT. Have we all forgotten simple is best? Ethel Hurst Lovell

Keep the cash rolling

To The Editor: The American people have spoken loud and clear. Voters have given their stamp of approval to the last four years of massive consolidation of power to an overwhelming and out of control central government. Americans have given their assent to President Obama and the Democratic Party to continue to spend staggering sums of money that the country does not have on numerous projects that make no sense whatsoever other than to buy favor with favored constituencies. We are running up trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. If we are not able to borrow the money, we will simply run the printing presses full blast regardless of the horrific inflation that is sure to ensue. There will never be a Republican elected to the office of president of the United States again. The entitlement class is only going to continue its explosive growth during another Obama term. Blacks voted the Democratic line over 90% of the time. Hispanics vote Democratic in excess of 70% of the time, and they will soon be the dominant demographic group. The president and his party will only greatly increase their obeisance to their numerous special interest groups, which will be great for them but devastating for the survival of our once great country. Many of us believe that our nation has passed the point of no return and is now racing toward economic disaster. We clearly have become just another nanny welfare state, whose

best days are long gone. Because of what we see down the pike, we will continue to get our own fiscal houses in order and we will prepare to assist our families in weathering the almost certain arrival of financial Armageddon. We believe in our system of governance and fully accept the will of the people. We will continue to obey all the laws of the land as we always have. However, we will exercise our right to speak out as the occasion warrants. May God grant us the peace necessary to cope with the difficult times sure to come. Robert M. Howe Jr. Bridgton

Election reflections

To The Editor: Thank you to the people who quietly went about their lives while the voices of hate and divisiveness raged and postured, then when it mattered, cast their vote for a good, intelligent, hardworking man to remain president of our country for a second term. I learned a lot from those loud, ugly voices. It was as though they held up a mirror and I saw myself reflected. It was not pretty. I thank them too. Wanda Dunlap Naples

A job well done

To The Editor: Nov. 6 was a special day for all Americans. We demonstrated to the world that we can exercise our freedoms through the process of voting. Regardless of the issue or the position a person takes, the polls opened, people came and exercised their right and left with a sense of accomplishment.   Here in Bridgton, the same was true. Our staff and election LETTERS, Page D

TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009

Public Notice From November 15, 2012 – April 15, 2013 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

TOWN OF were BRIDGTON workers ready at 8 a.m. for 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009

NOTICE TO PERSON(S) PLOWING DRIVEWAYS WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF BRIDGTON, MAINE 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 2T46 Public Works Director


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(Continued from Page D) the first wave of voters. To our surprise, we also experienced over 300 new voters, and their paperwork was properly processed. Doing all of this work takes advance preparations and planning. Bridgton citizens are very fortunate in that we can call upon many qualified workers who come in and help the voters as they pass through the incoming registration tables, ask generic questions and assure them that their ballots are being properly deposited into the voting machine. Though this appears to be rather simple at first glance, remember that these workers are trained to assist, they know their jobs

and are more than willing to do them with a smile.   We wish to thank each and every election worker for their dedication and sense of civic pride. You all did a superb job and we wanted you and our community to know this. We also want to invite people who might be interested in being an election worker to contact us at 647-8786 to discuss this possibility for the future. Bridgton, like other Maine communities, has a great group of people who make this most traditional and patriotic job very special and worthwhile.     Thank you, Bridgton Board of Selectmen, Laurie Chadbourne, Town Clerk Mitchell Berkowitz, Town Manager

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Breaking point

To The Editor: I recently came across quotes from Alexis de Tocqueville, a Frenchman who came to the United States in 1831 and later wrote, Democracy in America. Almost 200 years ago, de Tocqueville understood the course of actions that would lead to the downfall of our great country, and what lies ahead for the people once our democracy dies. Consider his statement, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! ACCOUNTANTS Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668 cpas@maine.com McFadden CPA, P.A. Accounting Services Accounting/Payroll/Taxes 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton 647-4600 www.BridgtonCPA.com

ALARMS WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Free Security Survey 647-2323

APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands jonesappliances@aol.com 595-4020

CHIMNEY LINING The Clean Sweep LLC Chimney Cleaning Service Supaflu and Stainless Steel Chimney lining and relining Dana Richardson 935-2501

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096 McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Razzl Cleaning Home – office – rentals/all your needs 20+ yrs. exp. – Reasonable rates Honest – Reliable 583-1006 Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452

TLC Home Maintenance Co. ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Professional Cleaning and Property Management Paul Spencer Brown, Architect Housekeeping and much more 30 yrs exp, Member AIA & LEED 583-4314 Any project – Maine license – Insured 781-640-7413 PaulSBrown.AIA@gmail.com COACHING/LIFE WardHill Architecture 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Design/Build & Construction mgmt. wardhill@roadrunner.com 807-625-7331

ATTORNEYS Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling www.bobguy@myfairpoint.net Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell)

Women In Balance, LLC Deborah J Ripley, MSHS 82 Main Street, Bridgton, 04009 (207) 803-2292 www.womeninbalancemaine.com

COMPUTERS EEcomputer Services Small business specialists eecomputerservices.com 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159 Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton Flint Construction Roofing – Siding – Carpentry Fully insured – Free estimates 207-210-8109

Jeff Hadley Builder Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting New homes, remodels, additions Carpenter & General Contractor Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Kitchens, tile & wood floors Fully insured – free estimates Northern Extremes Carpentry 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Affordable timberframes Old home and barn restoration Newhall Construction Custom sawmilling Framing/roofing/finish Insured Bridgton 647-5028 Cellulose insulation – drywall 743-6379 798-2318

CARPET CLEANING

McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 New Life Carpet & Uph. Cleaning Commercial & Residential Free estimates Carol 615-1506

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

Quality Custom Carpentry Specializing in remodeling & additions Jeff Juneau Naples 207-655-5903 Riley Woodworks Custom home builders Log homes, Timberframes Devin Riley 207-415-6225

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

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

EXERCISE/FITNESS Dee’s BodyCraft Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced Bridgton 647-9599

FOUNDATIONS Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896

GARAGE DOORS Naples Garage Door Co. Installation & repair services Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480

HAIRDRESSERS The Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd. (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist Casie Noble, Hair Ext. Specialist 647-8355

DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES

HARDWARE

Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted 207-647-4125 www.BDHC.me

L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924

HEATING Fryeburg Family Dental Preventative Dental Hygiene Services A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 Cleanings and repairs, Boilers 207-256-7606 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Mountain View Dentistry Licensed and insured Dr. Leslie A. Elston 207-693-7011 Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628 Bass Heating MountainViewDentistryMaine.com Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations DOCKS Waterford (207) 595-8829 Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 www.greatnortherndocks.com Scott Docks Inc. Sales and Service Floating and stationary docks Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney 207-647-3824

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

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

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

votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.” America has reached that point. There are now more takers than givers to the public treasury. This combined with our loose fiscal policies is going to fundamentally transform America. The greed of politicians only adds to our dilemma. de Tocqueville also noted, “The American Republic will endure until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.” We, the people, are being bribed and we are working in concert with our own government to ensure the destruction of our democracy. America will first fall into socialism; social-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 15, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D ism will be followed by dictatorship. This is what de Tocqueville said about socialism, “Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom; socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common, but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” Socialism is bad enough. What will it be like when we progress into a dictatorship? It is often said the debt we are passing along to our children and grandchildren is selfish and unfair. It is even more outrageous for us to be passing MUSIC LESSONS Up Scale Music Studio Piano Lessons – All Levels Composition-Theory-Transcription Evan 647-9599

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

OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151

PAINTING CONTRACTORS George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 www.georgejonespainters.com Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

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

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 www.clementbros.com Handy Hands Property Maintenance Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term A-Z/lot clearing to structure & grounds care 647-8291 or 866-678-1974 J Team Property Services Property security checks-Handyman repairs Snow removal - Painting/carpentry Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Home/rental home cleaning – Fully insured John England 207-650-9057 Lake/Mtn. View Property Maintenance Cleaning – Caretaking Impeccable references – Quality work Julie 207-650-1101

REAL ESTATE

along such an inferior form of government. Jim Mansfield Bridgton

Thank you voters

To The Editor: To the voters of District 98 (Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell, Stow and Sweden), I would like to thank you for your votes and support that carried us to a victory on Nov. 6. To my volunteers who came from every town in our district, I thank you for the placement of every lawn sign, LTE, physical, financial and emotional support. We had it all.   I’ve worked tirelessly over the last eight years to represent LETTERS, Page B RUBBISH SERVICE The Dump Guy Insured - Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858 www.thedumpguy.com

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

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

SNOW REMOVAL Aquila Snowplowing – residential & commercial Bridgton – Naples – Sebago Rob 207-310-3370 Webber Snowplowing Service Private roads and driveways Fully insured – Reliable Lakes Region 207-831-8354

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

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

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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CHALMERS INSURANCE &

REAL ESTATE

Part of the Chalmers Group

100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 www.chalmers-ins.com

1994 MITSUBISHI 3000 GT — Sport, 5-speed, FWD, loaded, never seen winter, sporty. 112K miles. $3,500 OBRO. 207-310-8273. 2t45

LOCAL, ESTABLISHED — plumbing company, looking to hire a motivated & dependable person for an entry-level position. Good pay & potential benefits. Leave a message at 831-9093. tf45

WORK WANTED

SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45 EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44 HOME & YARD HANDYMAN — Small construction, tree and stump removals, deck and ramp construction. Call Bob at 899-5020. 11t38x BRUSH CUTTING — Tree removal, fall cleanup, light trucking and landscaping and more. Call 553-0169. 6t43x MAINTENANCE WORK — Odd jobs by the hour, day, week or job. Free estimates. Call 627-4649. 4t43x WEEKLY CLEANING — Walk your dog, run your errands, take to appointments, etc. Reliable and honest. References available. Call Laurel, 697-2100. 2t45x

FOR SALE

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — Logger and heat with carbon neutral wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603-447-2282. 13t40x

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$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x TOM’S HOMESTEAD — Experi- 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, tf46 enced assistant chef needed, apply in Windham, 893-0339. person. North High Street, Bridgton. FIREWOOD — Seasoned or green. 2t45 Cut, split and delivered. Call Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. 9t44x

HELP WANTED

Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion TFCD

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

PELLET STOVE — Harmon XXV. $2,500 OBO. In Bridgton. 203-4440901. 4t45x PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www. harvesthills.org for details or call 9354358, ext. 21 tf3 PUG PUPS FOR SALE — Mates, females, fawns, blacks, ready to go, parents on premises. $400. 207-3108273. 2t45

FOR RENT

BRIDGTON — Large 2-bedroom unit with sun deck, onsite laundry facility, heat & hot water included, also weekly trash pickup and snowplowing of driveway. $675 month. 247-4707. JESUS IS LORD – new and used tf43 auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s NAPLES — 2-bedroom mobile. Very Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, clean, bright, nice layout. Located in 207-647-5477. tf30 small park near village. No pets. $595 month plus utilities. Available DecemFOR RENT ber. First, last and deposit required. tf44 BRIDGTON — Cozy 1-bedroom Call 221-3423. plus mobile home. Peaceful country setting. Laundry area. Small pet con- NAPLES — 2-bedroom, 2-bath sidered. Plowing included. Ideal for with one-car attached garage condo. single, person or older couple. Fuel Furnished. Available now until end deposit, 1st & security, utilities not of June. No pets or smoking. $850 included. Rent negotiable. 207-400- month, plowing included in rent. 7211. 8t42x BRIDGTON: 3-bedroom house, 2-car garage, $850 month plus all utilities. NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice sec- Lighthouse Group 693-8000. tf40 ond floor, 1-bedroom apartment. Excellent quiet location. No pets, non- HARRISON — apartment, all inclusmokers. $650 month includes heat. sive. First month & deposit, no pets. Call 1-617-272-6815. 4t45 $650-$680. Office space available. 583-9965. 4t43x BRICKWOODS — Lovely brick home in quiet complex looking for LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large long-term tenant. Open living areas, apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & two-bedrooms, bath with walk-in bath, and living room with fireplace shower, warm, clean & bright, energy- in new carriage house. $995 month efficient, tile & carpet, full basement includes electricity, laundry hookup, with W/D hookups. Short ride to Han- and 50% of heat. Mountain views and naford, Bridgton Hospital, churches, Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoketc. Plowing & mowing including. No ing. 1 year lease/first and security depets/smokers. $875 month plus utili- posit/reference check required. (207) ties. First, last, security & reference. 925-6586. 4t45x (207) 452-2441 FMI tf38

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FRONT DESK CLERK required for family resort, must have excellent communication skills, and effectively deal with guests. Must be proficient with e-mail, Word and be proficient with computers. The front desk staff also assists in housekeeping with laundry during busy times. Other duties including answering phones, sending/receiving faxes, being able to work debit/credit machine. This person must be available for day and afternoon shifts. This is a must. Please send your resume to margcrown@rogers.com or call 207-928-3300 for further information. HOUSEKEEPERS required for family resort, must be available to work Saturdays and some days during the week, must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. and be able to climb stairs, previous experience in the hotel/motel and hospital environments would be preferred. References are required. Please send resume to margcrown@rogers.com or call 207-928-3300 for further information. NIGHT WATCH PERSONNEL required for family resort. Must be able to work 10 p.m. – 8 a.m. Light duties are required and must be able to effectively deal with resort guests during those hours. References are required, and previous experience would be preferred. Please send resumes to margcrown@rogers.com or call 207-928-3300 for further information. 1T46CD

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Seeking an on-call, part-time bus driver for a 36-passenger school bus. Schedule will vary with mid-week, weekend and night work, with possible overnight trips with athletic teams. This position requires a State of Maine Class B license with bus driver endorsement. The position will remain open until filled.

SUB NURSING REQUIREMENTS: 1. RN, LPN, EMT Intermediate or EMT Paramedic Licensure required 2. Criminal History Background Check and Fingerprints 3. Complete application and three letters of recommendation

You may apply using any of the following: 1. Mail a cover letter and resume with a list of three professional references to: Bridgton Academy, Attn: HR Department, PO Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057. 2. E-mail above info to: hr@bridgtonacademy.org 3. FAX above info to 207-647-8513. 4. Stop by the Academy Building at 11 Academy Lane to complete an application. 5. Call 207-647-3322, ext 1204, to request an application be sent to you.

For all grade levels district-wide. This listing is an on-call, as needed basis. Interested candidates should complete a substitute teacher application and forward with a copy of nursing license, if applicable, copy of chrc/fingerprint approval and three letters of recommendation to: Julie Ridlon M.S.A.D. #61 900 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 EOE Visit www.servingschools.com for more information

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lem: we have to produce another boson in a collision, and concentrate this time on identifying its spin number. So we have set Mrs. Charlton to the task of bumping into things in the lab. The world will hear of further results, I assure you. In the meantime, we are requesting the public’s assistance in reporting any high-energy particle collisions that may occur in their neighborhoods. Please send photos and any burned materials, as we cannot possibly investigate every case in person. We are busy men. Plus Mitzi, who, as one might imagine, is even busier. Mike Corrigan earned his Ph. D. in particle physics online from the University of Phonetics.

(Continued from Page B) “Our Facebook page has over 3,300 fans, more than many larger police departments in much larger towns.” We applaud their intent, as he describes it, “to both report and interact with the public in which we serve in the most transparent manner possible.” All too often, police departments are perceived as insular, their officers as “uniforms” who are inaccessible and emotionally removed from the public. Through the savvy use of Facebook, the Bridgton Police Department has been able, in Schofield’s view, “to tell our story to the public and not necessarily rely on third party news media to do this for us.” We don’t take any offense at that; we realize there’s some truth in Schofield’s view that “traditional print media may not have the ability to post information in a timely fashion, do stories in a timely fashion or they may choose not to do stories on various issues, a decision that we cannot control.” The only problem we see with the Bridgton Police Department’s Facebook page is the practice of posting the mug shots. We realize that the comments feature is the lifeblood of social media, and we wouldn’t suggest taking that ability away from fans. As Schofield points

out, the comments feature is the main way to spread the word and build a fan base, since anytime someone posts a comment, that information is sent to friends, who can then, with a click, be sent directly to the BPD’s Facebook page to find out more. The two page administrators, Schofield and Officer Joshua Muise, have used good judgment lately in removing the most negative comments, although that wasn’t always the case, especially before Selectman Bob McHatton first raised concerns about the Facebook page a few months ago. Prior to that, there were some really mean and nasty things being said, particularly with regard to the person’s appearance in the mugshot. Among these were such comments as, “She looks awful. She looks like someone punched her,” or “Looks like they grabbed this guy out of bed,” or “Just look at his picture, he looks like a moron.” We haven’t seen any really objectionable comments lately, but we still see personal details about people’s lives being discussed publicly, which is concerning. However, Schofield’s right; the power of Facebook lies in the magic of giving everyone a voice, to say whatever it is they feel the need to say. It is, at its essence, an

emotional medium, personal and intimate like a conversation among friends, subject to both good gossip and bad. It’s just the photos that we object to. We’re not talking studio shots here, or high school yearbook photos. These are pictures taken of people who, at best, are not having a good day. At worst — like the recent photo of a middle-aged woman arrested for drunk driving — they show people in a lot of pain, be it emotionally, mentally, physically or spiritually, whose choices (either once or over and over again) led them to this ignoble place. Where is the positive value to be found, in going beyond the written information to also include a picture of their face? Schofield says the photos preclude against anyone falling victim to a case of mistaken identity, as recently happened in the Kennebunk prostitution case. We disagree. Providing the complete name, date of birth and place of residence of an arrested person provides that assurance. As of this writing we don’t know whether the Bridgton Board of Selectmen will impose any limits at their meeting Tuesday on the Bridgton Police Department’s Facebook page. But we hope they do. And if so, we hope the police department will see it, not in a negative

light, but in keeping with their mission statement, which reads as follows: “We believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to providing high quality, community oriented police services with sensitivity, protecting constitutional rights, problem solving, teamwork, openness, continuous improvement in providing leadership to the police profession. “Furthermore, it is the purpose of the Bridgton Police Department to uphold the law fairly and firmly, to pursue and bring to justice those who break the law, to keep the peace, to protect, help and reassure our citizens and do all this with integrity, common sense and sound judgment. “The Bridgton Police Department must be compassionate, courteous, patient, acting without fear or favor or prejudice to the rights of others. We need to be professional, calm and restrained in the face of violence and apply only that force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty. “We must strive, so far as we can, to reflect the priorities of our community in the action we take. We must respond to well founded criticism with a willingness to change.” — G.G.

Letters

With much gratitude, have given so much to protect Lisa Villa (D-Harrison) the freedoms we so often take Maine State Representative for granted. Elect, District 98 Such an event could not have been accomplished without our loyal volunteers. Our sincere thanks to Eileen and Dave Croteau, Virginia Moran, Dave Goldrup, Linda Goldrup, Gayle Elliot, Jim Pinkerton, Sheila To The Editor: The volunteers of the Madden, Alan Hartling, Lee Bridgton Community Center Boothby, Allen Curtis, Monica wish to express our apprecia- White, as well as Frank Johnston tion to all of the veterans and for his able assistance with the their families who honored us introductions. Many thanks to with their presence at the annual Chris and Norma Rugg from Veterans Day Dinner on Sunday, Bridgton Academy for their endless support. A special thank Nov. 11. To host our area veterans rep- you to Oriental Lodge #13 for resenting those from World War the use of their facilities. Lorraine Goldrup II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Bridgton Community Center War, Afghanistan, Desert Storm

precious resources are: shut windows and doors tightly, find leaks and plug them, keep the thermostat as low as possible; dress for the season and most importantly turn the thermostat lower when you are out. In response to this last tip, the Town of Naples is happy to announce the opening of the Warming Site at the Town Hall, Nov. 19, 2012, where residents can come, be warm, enjoy others, watch TV or use their laptops. There will also be games and snacks. The site will be open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers needed in order to stay open. On opening day, Nov. 19, Christine Dune from Opportunity Alliance Group (PROP) and her associate will be our guests. They will speak on fuel conservation and also advise on how best to conserve fuel in our homes. They will also bring applications for fuel assistance. All Naples residents are invited. Barbara D. Adlard Naples

(Continued from Page B) our region on a local, regional and county level and it is my honor to be able to represent you on the state level. The task at hand will not be easy, but I pledge to work with both parties to do whatever it takes to move our district and our state forward.  I am working on a website so that I can keep you updated on the issues we face in Augusta. My e-mail address is villaforstaterep@gmail.com and my phone number is 776-3118. Please feel free to contact me at anytime. Lastly, I wish to offer my and Iraqi Freedom, was an opponent congratulations on a honor and a privilege. You all well-run race. 

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the initial triggering daughter product could be nothing other than a boson.  One problem: we don’t know the spin of the particle that left the telltale mark on the wood. If the spin was zero, it was the Higgs, and our ideas about cosmology and particle physics will be confirmed, and we have nailed down the last unicorn in the celestial zoo. If it was a spin of two, however, and that is a possible answer, then it was some other boson and we haven’t got a clue how the Universe works, any more than Mrs. Charlton does. In fact, if the spin is two, we should not even be here — which is what Mitzi Faberge said at one point later that night, if I remember correctly. Anyway, there is the prob-

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of one of the other physicists. (At least that’s what Dr. Futz told his wife.) There was some kind of sparkly explosion-like event from inside the room and lo, there on the shelf, lay the boson! Pretty amazing, huh? It was just extraordinary luck that anyone noticed, even then, although a knife salesman who happened by at that moment originally thought the burn pattern showed the likeness of Elvis, appearing on the wood as in a miracle. However, we are pretty sure Elvis Presley was not a boson. I and some of my fellows (and jolly good fellows they are) immediately noticed the characteristic spray pattern that marked the violent collision of two protons, and careful analysis of the shelf showed that

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To The Editor: St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild would like to thank all who attended our Holiday Fair. Special thanks to Warren’s Florist and Food City for their donations. Raffle winners were: Food baskets to Patty Schoor and Joey Murray; Christmas teapot village to B. Varr; twin dolls to Claire Werner; flowers to Beverly; coffee basket to Pat Bradshaw. Also, special thanks to the bakers, knitters, painters and crafters who shared their talents and made the fair a success. Carol Strom President St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild

Warming site opening

To The Editor: With the winter months fast approaching, we are all concerned about the availability of fuel and our use of it. Some of the tips for conserving this

Rebutting the rebuttal

To The Editor: In response to Tilla Durr’s question to me “So how do we communicate…?” and her conclusion that we really don’t understand each other, I agree. Not only that, but I wish liberals would explain the “why” of their positions. When I wrote that Ms. Durr’s statement about “modeling empathy, demonstrating respect and showing a modicum of humility” was irrelevant to any argument for or against conservative values, I must point out again that empathy, respect and humility LETTERS, Page B


Obituaries

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Muriel J. Burke

Kimberlee A. Sylvester

Virginia M. Currier

DERRY, N.H. — Muriel J. Burke, 82 of Derry, N.H. died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Derry, N.H. Born on Aug. 24, 1930 in Boston, Mass, she was the daughter of Frederick L. and Ruth (Ellis) Orne. Prior to residing in Derry, she was a resident of Tewksbury, Mass. for 40 years, moving to Naples in 1991. Mrs. Burke was employed as a secretary at Raytheon in Bedford, Mass. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William P. Burke of Naples; five sons, William Burke of Lawrence, Mass., Steven Burke of Haverhill, Mass., Kenneth Burke of Claremont, N.H., Scott Burke of Lynn, Mass. and Christopher Burke of Hollis, N.H.; two daughters, Kathleen Proctor of Bradenton, Fla. and Wendy Smith of Derry, N.H.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Orne of New Mexico and Robert Orne of Amesbury, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. Following cremation, a calling hour will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry, N.H. A memorial service will follow the calling hour beginning at 2:30 p.m. Burial will held at the family’s convenience in Naples. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, NH Chapter, 5 Bedford Farms Dr., Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110. To send a condolence or for further information, please visit www. peabodyfuneralhome.com

OTISFIELD — Kimberlee Ann Sylvester, 36, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 8, 2012 while with friends. Kim graduated from Lake Region High School in 1994 then obtained an associate’s degree in Marine Biology and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Kim was an executive customer service representative for Bottom Line Technology in Portland. Kim was a warm and caring individual whose smile would light up a room. Anyone familiar with her knows there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t try nor anything she wouldn’t do for others. Her love of life was her gift to everyone. Kim is survived by her mother, Beverly Sylvester; brother, Owen Sylvester; her companion Jason Lake; aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins and friends. Kim was predeceased by her father, Donald Sylvester; maternal grandparents Katy and Jim Henderson; and paternal grandparents Gail and Norman Sylvester. A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion/VFW Hall in Naples on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. Please wear something pink in memory of Kim. The family requests no flowers.

PORTLAND —Virginia Mae Currier, 81, passed away suddenly on Nov. 8, 2012, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family. Virginia Mae Currier was born Virginia Mae Downs in Brewer on Aug. 10, 1931, to Percy James Downs and Hazel M. Kent Downs. Virginia enjoyed lunch out and shopping on Saturdays with her daughters, grandchildren, and longtime family friend, Karen Boucher. Virginia will be greatly missed by all who knew her and will be remembered for her love, kindness and generosity. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles A. Currier; her parents; and siblings, Barbara Berg, Donald “Buddy” Downs and Cynthia Wilcox. She is survived by her sisters, Thelma Sensecqua and Marion Toothaker; her children, Linda Hodgkins of Hollis, Charles A. Currier Jr. of Standish, Albert Currier of Hollis, Susan Scharf of Portland, Debra Currier of Biddeford, Charlena Veit of West Baldwin, and John Currier of Saco; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren, who were everything to her. Visiting hours were held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. The Rev. Timothy A. Boggs officiated. Burial followed at Forest City Cemetery, Lincoln Street, South Portland. Online condolences may be left at www.ctcrawford.com

Dorothy R. Henry SEBAGO — Dorothy Ruth (Bauman) Henry, 86, of Sebago, formerly of Sudbury, Mass., died early Nov. 10, 2012, at Hanover Hills Health Care in Manchester, N.H. She was born on Sept. 26, 1926, in Carleton, Neb. Mrs. Henry was employed at Westinghouse in Oregon, Goodyear Tire in Ohio and retired from the Concord Public Library in Massachusetts. In Sudbury, Dorothy was an active member of the Garden Club, Methodist Church, and Minuteman. Once retired, she became president of the Friends of the Library, and president of the Methodist Church Women’s group in Sebago. In her spare time, she loved to play bridge, garden and bake. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 50 years, Joel B. Henry; her daughter, Martha Aspen; and her son, Douglas Henry. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia J. Fuller of Merrimack, N.H.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 12, at 12 p.m., in the Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road (Route 20), in Sudbury. Visitation was held on Monday prior to the service. Interment will be private in Wadsworth Cemetery, Sudbury. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 11240 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 402, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.

Kathy J. Flagg FAIRFIELD, ILL. — Kathy J. Flagg, 60, of Fairfield, Ill. died on Nov. 7, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 21, 1952, the daughter of Buster and Norma Flagg. She was a CNA and a cook at the Red Barn in Wayne City. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Jeffrey. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores of Fairfield, Ill.; three sisters, Nyla Griswold of Zephryhills, Fla., Pamela Greenlaw of Windham and Doreen Ward of Bridgton; a brother, Malcolm Flagg of Oxford; a grandson, great-grandson, seven nephews, 10 nieces and many cousins, aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Edes Falls Cemetery.

Stephen C. Holden OTISFIELD — Stephen C. Holden, 50, died Nov. 8, 2012. He was born Aug. 24, 1962, in Lewiston. He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Barbara Holden; his sons, Michael R. Holden and Scott C. Holden; his brother, Dennis W. Holden; and a nephew and a niece. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald E. Holden Jr. and The Bridgton News Eric J. Holden. There will be a graveside service at the North Bridgton Cemetery on Kimball Road in the spring for family and friends.

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The News will include: Individuals – predeceased by parents, siblings, spouse, children; survived by spouse, significant other, children, parents. Names of spouses of surviving relatives will not be included. In most cases names of the grandchildren, nephews and nieces will not be listed, just the number of each. However, if the deceased individual’s only connection to the area is a nephew, niece or grandchild, that person will be identified. The News reserves the right to edit all free obituaries. Requests for more complete obituaries will be accepted as paid advertisements. Contact: The Bridgton News, P.O. Box 244, 118 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009. Tel. 207-647-2851, Fax 207-6475001, Email: bnews@roadrunner.com

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Jacqueline Ingalls CASCO — Jacqueline “Jackie” Palumbo Ingalls, a former resident of Newburgh, N.Y., and current resident of Casco, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 5th, 2012. She died in a tragic motor vehicle accident. She was 74. The daughter of the late Thomas and Alean Palumbo of Newburgh, N.Y., she was born Aug. 12, 1938. Holding her forever in their hearts include her husband of 34 years, Darrell Ingalls of Casco; her children: Alisa and Robert LaRocca, Cammie and Robbie Nott, Alean Williams and companion Bill Mercier, John and Holly Antonelli, all of Melbourne, Fla.; 10 grandchildren: Frank, John, Michael, Jacklyn, Monica, Stephanie, Josiah, Jordan, David and Gabriella; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Cheryl Mannion; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Palumbo of Rutland, Vt. Jackie was an active member in her community. Her passions included helping those in need, art and music, gardening, worshiping and serving the Lord. Jackie cherished the time she spent with her loved ones and selflessly demonstrated her love for family and friends through her actions. She will be greatly missed and remembered by those whose lives she touched. A memorial service will be held at Freedom Christian Center in Melbourne, Fla. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Local arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton.

Harriett C. Macdonald WINDHAM — Harriett C. Macdonald, of Windham, died ever so peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with members of her family at her side. Harriett was born Aug. 29, 1914 in Dorchester, Mass., the second of four children born to the late Fred Walter Clement and Mae Lee (Brown) Clement. When she was a small child the family returned to Portland, Maine, where she grew up in the North Deering neighborhood. She graduated from Deering High School in 1932. In 1934 she married Ernest A. Wyman and moved to Bridgton, where they had two children, Richard Ernest and Janice. Harriett then went on to graduate from Mansfield Beauty Academy in Lewiston in 1950, and established with her sister, Aleda, a local beauty shop at Rosemont Corner in Portland. She also worked for Casco Bank and Trust Co. and Chalmers Insurance Agency, where she retired in 1976. In 1956, Harriett married Francis R. Macdonald and settled in Naples, where they enjoyed life immensely, sharing with friends, neighbors and loved ones much kind and loving assistance. Francis passed away in 1980. She was a life member of Pondicherry Chapter of Eastern Star. Her many interests were playing cards with family members, and playing Beano with her friends at Unity Garden, her home the last 6 years. Among her incalculable passions was reading, doing the daily crossword puzzles, Red Sox games, and local, state and global issues of the day. A further passion included up-to-date knowledge of both academic and athletic achievements of all of her grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Aleda Currie, her husband Francis, and her son Richard. She is survived by her daughter, Janice and her husband Wendell of Windham; a daughter-in-law, Arline Matlock of Sandia, Tex.; a sister, Winnifred Marsters, of Westbrook; a brother, Fred W. Clement and his wife Shirley of Hampton, Va.; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews. A special thanks goes to Winnie, Dawn-Marie and Roger for all of their support during this time. A visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9–10 a.m. at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a service will follow at the chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Kansas Road, Bridgton, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074, or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

Martin L. Burnham Martin Leon “Marty” Burnham of Bridgton passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Bridgton Hospital. He was 73. Martin was the only child of Franklin R. and Celesta Merrow Burnham, who predeceased him. Martin was a former resident of Portland and South Portland. For the past 32 years he lived at the Good Neighbors Home in Bridgton, where he was very popular with the residents and staff. “Marty” had a keen sense of humor, loving to tease and joke around. Often, when annoyed by staff, he would suddenly announce, “you’re fired!” He had a passion for hamburgers, fries and chocolate milk. He loved his videos of “Little House on the Prairie,” “The Walton’s,” John Wayne and Gene Autry. In his younger years, Martin remarkably could name every make of car on the road, which later led to his collecting small model cars. He also liked anything to do with trains. He was very interested in history and past presidents, with a favorite being Jack Kennedy. Marty enjoyed his mini vacations, day trips, Sea Dog and Red Sox games, and was always happy with visits from family members. Martin is survived by an aunt, Audrey Kennison, of Gorham, Judith Rumery, his cousin and guardian, of Cape Elizabeth; and several additional cousins. A celebration of Martin’s life was held from 1–3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12th at his home on Meadow Road, Bridgton. Interment was held at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Martins family is extremely grateful for all the love, patience and compassion he received from the staff at Good Neighbors Inc., and especially those on Meadow Road. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com

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(Continued from Page B) are not arguments for a viewpoint; they are behaviors, civilized behaviors to be desired from anyone on any side. I have no quarrel ever with civilized behavior; what I would like to see, or better yet to understand, are the whys of her or any liberal’s positions. As for Ms. Durr’s response to my view of Mitt Romney as a truly decent and honorable man, evidently she hasn’t heard or read much about him. Her loss and ours in turning him down. She answers my views about Barack Obama and his dishonesty (Benghazi, hardly irrelevant) and ambition by changing the subject to Romney and his alleged dishonesty. I have seen this type of so-called argument time and again. It leads nowhere. I have no desire either to denigrate or humiliate Ms. Durr and believe I have done neither. For starters, I do believe she means well and I respect that; however, the road to hell is paved with good intentions and, regardless of how nice it is (and I agree, it is) that President Obama and Governor Christie got together with respect to the devastation

of Hurricane Sandy, that sort of thing is easy, pretty useless, and in good part just a photo op. What is important, however, is the direction in which the president is taking the country, toward an ever-more intrusive nanny-state. To me, that is disturbing and at odds with the founding of this great country. And that, to me, is what I cannot understand in those of a liberal persuasion. Alice Darlington South Casco

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To The Editor: Wow! It was a busy week for Harrison Parks and Recreation beginning with the annual Halloween Festival, the opening of the Rec Café during Election Day and the monthly Senior Social and Luncheon. Only a dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic extra-large team of volunteers could make two special events and a fundraiser happen with great success! A huge heartfelt thank you to DJ Mitchell Lisowski Music & More for entertaining kids and parents with music, smoke and lights. LETTERS, Page B

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Tuesday doesn’t understand that America as we know it is dying too. My father-in-law will be gone inside a week, but our country may limp along for months or even years. The fiscal cliff looms for January. That budget problem our government put off dealing with? It’s coming up soon. Does President Obama realize that he’s inheriting a much bigger mess for his second term than he did for his first? Who is he going to blame it on this time? Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher.


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Bird Watch: The unpredictable November

(Continued from Page D) This week, we brought our bird feeders up from the basement, where they had spent the summer, and we filled them with seeds and suet. Within minutes, a white-breasted nuthatch and a chickadee landed on the seed feeder, followed by a tufted titmouse, blue jays, and a couple of goldfinches. Then, the downy and hairy woodpeckers discovered the suet. Now, whenever we looked out the window we see movement and color: gray, white, black, green, blue, brown and a touch of red. In addition to our year-round residents, we have been enjoying three female common mergansers who are visiting the cove and who like to perch on rocks surrounded by water. Some rocks are hidden just under the surface, so it looks as if the birds are standing on the water. This morning, five more common mergansers flew in. Suddenly, they all started paddling across the lake to become airborne, and then we saw a bald eagle flying at treetop

level. The eagle might have hoped to have merganser for breakfast, but when it realized it would be too much trouble to catch one it changed course and flew in a different direction. November is a good time to be on the alert for news of migrating birds. One day last week, we drove over to Fryeburg Harbor to look for a greater white-fronted goose, a bird who breeds across the far northern parts of the globe. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website, these geese are common west of the Mississippi River, but are rare in the northeast. Occasionally, an individual from Greenland, who normally would spend the winter in Ireland or Scotland, shows up here. We found this mediumsized goose in a flock of larger Canada geese, all of whom were picking at the ground of a plowed field, hunting for the grains and seeds that make up much of their diet. It was brownish gray, with orange legs, a large area of white on the lower belly and under the tail and dark markings along the flanks and side of the breast.

The name white-fronted refers to a ruff of white feathers around the base of the bill, where it meets the face. We also saw three sandhill cranes in another field. Today, though, we were not so lucky. We had heard reports of horned larks, snow buntings, and a Lapland longspur in that area, but we were not able to find them. Closer to home, we found pine grosbeaks in the trees along South High Street, opposite Bridgton Hospital, as well as in trees in the Bridgton Town Office parking lot. November is a time of transition. One day the ground may be covered with snow, but another day may be so summer-like we paddle our canoe on the lake. It’s a time to be on the lookout for birds arriving for the winter, or touching down here on migration. November is unpredictable, with the potential to amaze and delight us with crazy weather, new and different birds, and moments of incredible beauty.

Has good government become bad politics?

(Continued from Page D) owns the media and also pours huge sums of money into political campaigns, we face a much more disturbing situation. Maine has never before encountered anything like this, where a person with unlimited funds can basically buy elections. We’re used to this at the national level — President Obama raised $1 billion for his campaign. However, when bigtime Wall Street money begins seeping into local legislative races, Maine has profoundly changed. All these factors played a role in the eventual outcome, but there’s something else at work, both in Maine and nationally. Policies geared to free enterprise are increasingly rejected by people, who prefer that government take care of them. How else can we explain the victory of Barack Obama over Mitt Romney? Obama took a bad economy and made it worse, while presiding over a gigantic welfare expansion in the face of a $16 trillion national debt. With the country hurtling toward economic disaster, he runs up stupendous annual deficits, with no end in sight, and seems not to care. Yet, he beat a successful businessman and governor who laid out a plan to avert a financial collapse. It didn’t matter. Obama promised more freebies to the takers, and they carried him over the top. The situation in Maine was similar. When Republicans took over the legislature in 2010, we discovered enormous

problems that the Democrats had ignored over their 40-year reign. Our health insurance system was among the worst in the nation, imposing backbreaking costs for coverage. We fixed it by moving our system closer to the American mainstream. Rates for small groups and individuals are already moderating or dropping. The burgeoning debt in the public pension system for teachers and state workers threatened to cannibalize funding for education and MaineCare. We fixed that, too, by curbing costof-living increases and raising the retirement age to 65. Maine taxpayers will save more than $3 billion as we pay off this “unfunded liability,” and the retirement system is financially stable over the long haul. Maine’s income taxes were too high, an albatross around the neck of job creators and regular citizens. We responded with the largest tax cut in the state’s history, dropping the top rate from 8.5% to 7.95% and increasing amounts for standard deductions and personal exemptions. Middle-income families will see income taxes drop by over $300 starting next year, and 70,000 low-income filers will now pay zero income tax. Business owners told us that Maine’s wild jungle of regulatory red tape was the biggest impediment to business success and job creation. We solved that by sending a legislative task force that held hearings all over the state. The result-

ing legislation eliminated regulations that were redundant, unnecessary or counterproductive. That overhaul changed the whole regulatory climate, so that now regulators and the regulated work towards mutually beneficial outcomes. Moreover, we reformed the unemployment system to root out fraud, modernized the workers compensation system to help get workers back on the job without making lawyers rich, and exposed the crook running the Maine Turnpike Authority. He’s now doing 42 months in prison for felony theft. These changes were aimed at our central goal — economic revival and job creation. Positive results came quickly. In the 10 years before Republicans took control of the legislature, Maine created a grand total of 56 net new jobs, while the population grew by 44,000. In the first year of Republican pro-growth policies, Maine employers added 7,400 jobs. In short, Republicans did the “heavy lifting” that the Democrats had avoided while they built Maine’s enormous welfare system. In return, the voters kicked us out in favor of the same people who created our economic mess. That’s why I’m wondering if good government is bad politics. If that’s the case, I fear for our future. Rich Cebra (R-Naples) represented District 101, which consists of Naples, Casco and Poland.

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(Continued from Page D) Thank you to the following people who helped bake, set up/decorate, supervise all the games and bounce house, judged costumes, the refreshment table and cleanup during the Halloween Festival at the fire station: Tracy Card, Doug Holt, Agnes Bage, Courtney Card, Skylar Kennison, Austin Gagne, Dimitri DiBiase, Brandon Nile, Dylan Casey, Spencer Hurd, Theresa Wilson, Harrison Northeast Bank Ladies: Laurie Kidd and Donna Pagel, Arlin and Peggy Bigelow, Kelly Howard, Chris Anderson, Dawn Lisowski, Whitney and Charlene Schieferstein, Mona Ross, Jess DiBiase, Kristie Lowe, Jim Lowe and Bud Finch. Thank you to Bill and Darcy

Winslow of High View Farm for delivering and picking up 20 bales of hay and to Judy and Jim Coburn for donating cornstalks as well as to Dan Cousins of Pietree Orchard for donating pumpkins. Special thanks to our Harrison Youth Boosters for their continued financial support and to our firemen Dana Laplante, Al Lisowski, Jeff Murphy, Alan Denison, Ray Laplante, Lynn Foss, Dick Schieferstein, Mo Kautz, Paul Guidi and Mike DiBiase for moving the fire trucks in and out of the bays, as well as help with cleanup and placing fire trucks in town with some of the above volunteer firemen slowing traffic and watching over kids and parents to insure everyone’s safety! Congratulations to the Guess Jar winner Rylynne. Our costume winners were Mike Sclafani (scariest), Jeff Worster (most imaginative) Lila Landers

(funniest) and Catrina Wilson (wildest). The Harrison Rec Café opened six days later ready to sell homemade food to our voters. With the help from all our local cooks, bakers, and volunteer workers who provided excellent customer service as well as some office staff who washed 15 crock pots and other dishes, we generated $1,236.50 for the parks and recreation department, which will benefit residents of all ages. This is a phenomenal amount of money in one day and I owe it all to the following people — a HUGE thank you to: April Frank, Judy Colburn, Mary Tremblay, Penny Bean, Kelly Howard, Martha Merrill, Tracy Card, Florence Ward, Peggy Bigelow, Arlin Bigelow, Lolita Chisholm, Sheila Baxter, Muffett Crowell, Dawn Lisowski, Linda Kellough Gazza, Barry Richardson, Lynn LETTERS, Page D

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The voice of the people has spoken Views from Senate by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham

Well, at long last the election is over, the votes are (mostly) counted and we can all get back to our lives. This was a very interesting election for me, because for the first time in quite a while, I wasn’t on the ballot. Due to our term limits

law, I was unable to seek reelection to the Senate, and as a result I could watch things with a little more distance than usual. The way the election turned out was both interesting and surprising and I’d like to share my thoughts on it with you.

Nationally, as we all know, President Obama was re-elected, the Democrats retained control of the Senate and the Republicans control the House. Maine made news on the national front by showing its independent streak by electing independent former governor Angus King to the U.S. Senate. Not only did he win, but he received over 50% of the vote, far outpolling the candidates of the major parties. On a statewide level, the voters seemed to want change and the election showed many gains for the Democrats in the State

House. While there will be several recounts, the Democrats have taken back control of both the House and the Senate, however the recounts turn out. This divide between the Republican Governor, Paul LePage, and the Democratic Legislature should make interesting viewing for political junkies for the next two years. If they can work together they can accomplish some great things, but if not then there will be two years of deadlock and frustration. As I said, it will be interesting to see which path they take. Locally, the results were

more mixed, but the overall theme of change was still evident. In Bridgton, the House seat formerly held by Republican Paul Waterhouse has been taken over by Democrat Lisa Villa. My seat, Senate District 12, has switched parties and is now held by Republican Gary Plummer, while his old House seat has been won by Democrat Jane Pringle. Meanwhile, the other Windham House seat, which was held by Democrat Mark Bryant, went to Republican Thomas Tyler. Although these were all vacant seats, and no incumbents were defeated, it

Remembering our veterans Letters Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator

For more than two centuries, young Americans have left the comfort and security of home in order to preserve our freedom and to extend the blessings of freedom to others.  Veterans Day is a solemn anniversary — a day set aside not to celebrate victory in a great battle, but to honor the sacrifice that brought peace. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 was not marked by the roar of cannon. Rather, it was the moment the guns were silenced by courage, devotion to duty, and a commitment to freedom. The virtues that brought about that silence echo through the ages. It is appropriate that Veterans Day now honors all who have defended our nation. Whether they serve in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard or the Merchant Marine, whether they serve in the regular forces, the National Guard or the Reserves, they sacrificed much to serve our country. It was my father who taught me to honor our veterans. A World War II veteran, my father earned his Purple Heart when he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. From my father, I learned that the heroes who wear the uniforms of America’s armed forces are peace loving, caring men and women who put aside the comforts of civilian life to advance the cause of freedom. In this 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War, we reflect today with reverence upon a generation that served with honor but often with little thanks. Across Maine and throughout America, we pay tribute to the nine million men and women who wore our nation’s uniform during the Vietnam era, advancing the sacred ideals of liberty and self-determination.

All gave some and some gave all. The names of the more than 58,000 patriots who gave their lives in Southeast Asia, including 339 from Maine, are forever etched in black granite on the Vietnam Memorial in our nation’s capital. The names of the nearly 1,800 Americans, who remain unaccounted for, including 14 from Maine, are forever etched in our hearts. None will ever be forgotten. We best honor the fallen and the missing by honoring the veterans with us today. During my time in the U.S. Senate, I have had the privilege helping many of these heroes receive the medals and honors that they earned and deserve, but in some cases never received at the time. Ted Smith of Richmond is among those patriots of the Vietnam Era, who carried on our nation’s tradition of advancing the sacred cause of freedom with courage and devotion. He served two tours of duty with the U.S. Navy’s legendary Seabees, providing, in the words of Navy Secretary Paul Nitze, “vitally needed logistic support to growing numbers of United States and Allied military personnel.” It is an honor to have recently helped Mr. Smith secure the medals and ribbons he earned through his courageous service. These include the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze stars, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Meritorious Unit Citation for Gallantry ribbon bar from the Republic of Vietnam, among others. Each symbolizes courage, sacrifice, and devotion to duty, and the gratitude of an entire nation. We are fortunate to live in a state in which so many have served our nation with honor. This Veterans Day, we should also remember the parents, the wives and husbands, the children and other loved ones of our veterans and troops. Their sacrifices are great, and we must thank them as well. The Americans we honor on Veterans Day fought for the security of our nation, and for benefit of mankind. Those who serve today — the veterans of tomorrow — carry on this great mission. They have earned our deepest thanks, not just on Veterans Day, but for all the days to come.

(Continued from Page D) Guerin, Deb Bell, Roberta Scribner, Brian Spaulding, Bill Winslow, Robin VanKirk, Ann Macro, Renee Joyce, Susan Searles Gazza, Tricia Cook, Pat Sutherland, Opal Gardner, Tammy Anderson, Beverly Martin, Cathy McMahon, Jessica DiBiase, Toni Fuller, Martha Pinkham, Deb McBride, Julie Murphy, Joanne Sullivan, Patti Curran and Dianne Jackson. BIG thanks to Bill (Willis) Robbins of RW Merrill Electric for installing a temporary electrical system so we wouldn’t blow a fuse plugging in all the crock pots and other appliances. Also to our Town Manager Bud Finch, John Wentworth and Richard Jennings for helping me get the café ready. And only two days later was the Parks and Rec Senior Social and Luncheon! It happened with the help of the following dedicated volunteers who made the pumpkin pies and/or helped

tells me that the voters were not bound by any sense of party loyalty and were probably voting for the candidate rather than the party. Finally, I offer my congratulations to the winners of all the respective races, whatever your party affiliation. You have been given a great honor and with it comes a great responsibility. Use it wisely. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.

serve, assist with games, call bingo and helped with cleanup: Kelly Howard, Lisa Winslow, Sue Carr, Linda Kellough Gazza, April Frank, Dianne Jackson, our Town Manager Bud Finch, Barbara Catalli and Don and Jackie Davis. We served a delicious Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie and played a variety of games with 36 senior adults at the community room. Congratulations to the game winners and guess jar winner. Thank you Harrison Lion’s Club for sponsoring this month’s social as they have done in the past. Harrison Lion Charlene Goranitis was our guest speaker and informed everyone about the Canine Companions for Independence Program. There are four types of dogs placed through the program: Service dogs for the disabled, Hearing dogs for the deaf or hearing impaired, Skilled companions for children and adults with severe disabilities and facility dogs for professionals that go into rehabilitation facilities, special education classrooms, etc. For more information about this wonderful program call 647-9438. Thank you everyone! Paula J. Holt Recreation Director Town of Harrison

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