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Flu bug hits hard

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Harrison school slowly recovers

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — Over 10 percent of students and staff have been sickened at Harrison Elementary School by an unusually fast-moving stomach flu bug, triggering an intervention by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The “throw-up” bug, a likely strain of norovirus, hit in full force on Friday, when three students called in sick and 15 were sent home by School Nurse Vicky VanLoan — who got sick herself over the weekend and was out of work on Monday, said SAD 17 Supt. Rick Colpitts. By Monday, 13 students of the 200-student school called in sick and another four were sent home. The CDC implemented strict sanitary disinfectant measures to minimize the spread, and by Tuesday, seven students were out sick and one was sent home, Colpitts said. He said the CDC was not recommending closing the school. School staff were also affected, Colpitts said; one teacher

went home sick Friday, five staff were sick over the weekend, and three staff members were still out sick as of Tuesday. Orders for frequent handwashings, non-sharing of cell phones, and repeated disinfecting by custodial staff of doors, knobs, keyboard and other contact surfaces in the school appear to be paying off, however, he added. “Everybody is slowly getting back to normal,” said Colpitts, who couldn’t recall in his experience any other incident in a school where a flu virus was so rapidly spread from person to person. He said the symptoms were nausea and vomiting, but it was still uncertain whether the virus was airborne or spread through physical contact. Those who have been affected by the virus feel very sick initially, but typically have recovered within 48 hours, he said. “Sometimes you just have to let it run its course,” he said. “It’s similar to what you might find on a cruise ship, when you have a lot of people in a small space.”

The district has an infectious disease policy that outlines cleaning procedures and requires CDC reporting if more than 10% of a school’s population is affected. School Principal Margaret Emery is encouraging parents of all students to keep their child at home if the child complains of a stomach ache, to minimize contact with others. The policy also requires the thorough cleaning of an area within six feet from any site of vomiting. District Facilities Director David Marshall briefed the school’s head custodian, Rob Saunders, on the cleaning procedures on Monday afternoon. Colpitts said no other SAD 17 school has reported a similar stomach virus. Principals Cheryl Turpin at Stevens Brook Elementary School, and June Conley at Songo Locks School in Naples, said there have been no serious outbreaks of stomach flu at their schools. Bridgton Hospital spokesperson Pam Smith, however, confirmed that “we have indeed had FLU, Page A

WHAT SHOULD I WISH FOR? — A youngster ponders his list while visiting with Santa Claus last Friday during Christmas in Harrison. See more photos on Page 3A. (Ackley Photo)

changes. Under the proposed changes, there would be two separate districts in Downtown Bridgton — General Development I District and General Development II District. The viability of a proposed $4 million 21-unit senior housing development at the former Chapter 11 building on Main Street proposed by AVESTA Housing is at stake, as well as potential commercial development in the downtown corridor. Bridgton’s outgoing Economic and Community Development Director, Alan

Manoian, has said the future of development in the downtown area hinges on these proposed ordinance changes being approved by voters in the special referendum Dec. 13. “This would allow for good quality mixed use development, and it would be instrumental in getting the economic engine of downtown Bridgton going again,” Manoian said Oct. 25, during the public hearing on both ordinance amendments. Manoian also clarified that evening that the proposed changes apply only to a specific area in downtown Bridgton.

The proposed amendments to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance are applicable “exclusively to what is known as the Downtown General Development District,” Manioan said. “It would be a two-tier district.” In the more densely developed General Development II District, “the parcels are historically small and (some) are completely asphalted,” Manoian stated. “Right now, the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance stipulates 50,000 square feet of land per residential unit,” town-wide, he said. However, because there is a “unified wastewater dis-

raising consultant to assist the volunteers with creating a presentation to potential donors. The town’s financial obligation for the $8.9 to $9.1 million Bay of Naples Bridge project will be $405,000; and the sooner the town can begin getting those pledges, the better. Installation of the hand rails

has begun. About 700 feet of pedestrian railing will continue from where it starts east of Sandy’s Flight Deck to the proximity of the dock of the Songo River Queen II. The railing will stop there until the bridge and boardwalk are completed, explained Wyman and Simpson Inc.

Engineer Kim Suhr during a bi-monthly meeting with the Maine State Department of Transportation (MDOT). Wyman & Simpson is the primary contractor for the Bay of Naples Bridge and Causeway construction. “You certainly don’t want to RAILING, Page 12A

Voters can reshape downtown district

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer This Tuesday, December 13, voters will determine the future of development in downtown Bridgton, when they go to the polls to decide whether to approve amendments to two local ordinances — Shoreland Zoning and Site Plan Review. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Hall on North High Street. The Bridgton Board of Selectmen and the Bridgton Planning Board held back-toback public hearings in late October and then held a joint meeting the same evening on the proposed ordinance

Railing adds ‘bling’ to walk

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Naples Causeway has got ‘bling’ going on. Vert-noir, which in French means green-black, galvanized steel railing will adorn the Causeway’s boardwalk in time for Christmas. While the railing and lighting might make for amazing nighttime strolls along Long Lake during the winter, having that part of the Causeway done could “bring in the green” in more ways than one. Naples town officials and members of the Causeway Renovation Committee agree that having the pedestrian handrails in place and functioning street lights will improve the computerized image of the Causeway. A better image would assist in bringing onboard donations during the fundraising effort. To have the railing up “would be a tremendous boost to our fundraising campaign,” CRC member Bob Neault said. The committee hired a fund-

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posal system and public water, we are proposing to drop the 50,000-square-foot requirement down to 1,000 square feet of land per bedroom (in the General Development II District),” said Manoian. The proposed General Development I District “is a little less intensely developed — the parcels are larger — and in our meetings with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (that must approve all changes made to a town’s Shoreland Zoning Ordinance) they have been stressing they want to see a two-tier approach and phase

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The Bridgton Comprehensive Plan Committee wants everyone to be on the same page as it prepares a draft form-based code for downtown Bridgton and the Portland Road. To that end, the committee has called for a joint meeting on Jan. 12, 2012 with selectmen, the planning board and wastewater committee members that will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the selectmen’s meeting room at the Bridgton Municipal Complex. At that time, officials will review the preliminary form-based code ordinance for Bridgton that will be submitted by Alan Manoian, the town’s economic and community development director, prior to his resignation effective Jan. 2. On Monday, committee members worked on updating the sections of the 2004–2005 comprehensive plan that selectmen charged them with changing, to reflect current demographics and economic data. Members agreed that the existing plan was a well-written document that still reflects the community’s vision, but that it will still need to be rewritten. Some of the work will need to await the outcome of the Dec. 13 referendum on lot size reductions in the downtown district, members agreed. But they were nonetheless able to hold VISION, Page A

Pace quickens for CMS solution

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — As a citizen, Selectman Tracy Kimball was an outspoken advocate for doing something to salvage the Casco Memorial School instead of engaging in “open-ended discussions” about the building while it remained unoccupied with a roof in need of repair. “I think we have made more progress in two months than in a while. The board is committing to some ‘action steps,’” she said following a recent Casco Board of Selectmen meeting. “I am hoping we can break ground and have something in progress by spring.” During the meeting, she said she hoped the entire board would be ready to move forward with sending out requests for proposals (RFPs) perhaps as early January 2012. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, architect Brian Curley of PDT Architects will sit in on a workshop with the selectmen. That presentation is slated to start at 6 p.m., which is a half-hour earlier than usual. The architect was referred by someone who serves on the UNLOADED — In late September, Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) Resident Engineer Craig Hurd stands next SAD 61 Board of Directors, to the galvanized steel railing that was stacked in the bone yard. After the Thanksgiving holiday, the contractor Wyman & according to Town Manager Simpson Inc. gained five employees from projects that were wrapping up; and this month, the much-desired pedestrian railing Dave Morton. is starting to stretch down the Naples Causeway. (De Busk Photo) SOLUTION, Page 12A VOTE, Page A

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Festival of Lights Parade

Shining brightly Bridgton Parade of Light float winners for 2011 were: Most Beautiful: 1. Bridgton Community Center, 2. Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 3. Magic Lantern. Most Entertaining: 1. Western Maine Dance & Gymnastics, 2. Hayes True Value, 3. Bridgton Public Library. Most Creative: 1. Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 2. Everlast Roofing, 3. Girl Scouts Troops 1177 & 1744. Serving as judges were Bill Macdonald of Macdonald Motors, Beth Skarbinski, R.N. at Central Maine Medical Center, and David Frum, president and CEO of Bridgton Hospital.

Creating a vision

(Continued from Page A) a general discussion about the plan’s vision statement. “We have the same discussion with the community development committee — what does Bridgton want to be?” said member Chuck Renneker. He and Peter Morrisson, the committee’s co-chair, have created a new website, www.obwmc. com, to provide an online forum discussion about Bridgton’s future. Renneker said an updated comprehensive plan should be written within the context of developing technology and the new opportunities it provides. Member Ray Turner noted that the “three-ring binder” project of constructing high-speed data transmission lines will be completed by next summer in Bridgton, and will enable the establishment of new businesses in town that can conduct global commerce. Member Fred Packard said the new plan should emphasize the role of the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation in attracting new businesses to town. He also said the current plan’s description of Bridgton’s market area is too narrowly defined; a sampling of the zip codes of customers who shop at Hannaford, for example, would show that “we have a far bigger market area” than is commonly perceived. Renneker agreed. “Bridgton is the hub of a wheel, just by virtue of the lakes and the lay of the land,” he said. Former selectman Earl Cash, from the audience, commented that Bridgton made a mistake in the 1960s and 1970s by curtailing its business attraction efforts after it was able to attract the former Bridgton Knitting Mill, which has since closed. Member Dick Danis said Bridgton has “been stagnant for 30 years” and only recently has it seen signs of new activity. He said it will be important for the town to have form-based codes in place to attract and guide new development. Selectman Doug Taft said more needs to be done to promote Bridgton as a destination. “We have one of the most beautiful towns in the area, that

we don’t promote positively,” he said. Renneker said the Community Development Committee has created a publicity subcommittee, as well as a funding subcommittee, the latter of which can potentially help secure grants to train the local workforce to meet the needs of technology-based business. Member Greg Watkins repeated his suggestion that a survey be done to poll residents on their vision for the future of Bridgton. “This is a pretty good document,” Bear Zaidman agreed, referring to the current comprehensive plan. “It just needs a little tweaking and updating,” he said. Watkins said the plan’s problem was not in the wording, but in the execution of its recommendations — there was little follow-up. Cash suggested that when it comes to hiring Manoian’s successor, it might be advisable to define the job as more of a planner than an economic development director.

Faces tax charges PORTLAND — A 66-year-old man from Bridgton was indicted last month by a Cumberland County Superior Court grand jury on two felony counts of theft by misapplication of sales tax and five misdemeanor counts of failure to collect and pay over sales tax. Gilbert W. Douglass was indicted Nov. 10 on charges brought by the Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the Maine Revenue Service that allegedly occurred over a five-year period from September 2005 to September 2010. The two Class C charges lodged against Douglass allege that he committed theft by misapplication of sales tax and the five Class D misdemeanor counts charge him with failure to collect, account for, or pay over sales tax. Douglass was also indicted on a Class D charge of failure to secure payment by failure to procure workers compensation coverage.

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Easement protects Crooked River

HARRISON — Mary and John Watkins on Nov. 21 donated a conservation easement protecting 690 acres of working forestlands in Harrison, and within the Crooked River Watershed, to the Western Foothills Land Trust. The easement, which is the largest easement ever donated to the Trust, will protect 1.2 miles of shoreline along the Crooked River, over 9,906 feet of Russell Brook (a landlocked salmon and trout fisheries resource recognized by MDIFW), and 32.6 acres of high value wetlands. Prohibiting subdivision and protecting working forest and

agricultural lands, the easement will also help to maintain forest-related jobs in western Maine. The Watkins purchased the historic Weston Farm in 1973 and added adjoining forestlands in 2006. The protected property, which is recognized in Harrison’s Comprehensive Plan as well as in the recently completed Lake Region Greenprint, is the largest contiguous single ownership parcel in Harrison. A recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Gulf of Maine habitat analysis identified the Watkins

parcel as supporting important habitat for 36 of 91 USFWS priority trust species and provides particularly high value habitat, for 12 of those 36 species. The Western Foothills Land Trust is an active member of the Upland Headwaters Alliance (UHA), a regional collaboration of area conservation organizations in western Maine working on landscape-scale projects. UHA’s current focus is the Crooked River Initiative, an effort to protect and conserve the forested Crooked River watershed, which amongst other natural values is

the primary surface water source of Sebago Lake, Portland Water District’s reservoir. Honoring the generosity of the Watkins’ donation and the significance of this easement towards the overall health of the Crooked River’s functions, the Portland Water District (PWD) and the Casco Bay Estuary Program are jointly contributing $9,250 towards the project’s stewardship fund. PWD is contributing $6,750 and the Habitat Protection Committee of the Casco Bay Estuary Program voted to contribute $2,500.

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Police news

Police bust N.H. pair for cocaine possession

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — A man and woman from New Hampshire were arrested and charged with possession of a total of 17 grams of cocaine here Sunday night, after police searched the vehicle they were sitting in at a closed gas station on Main Street around 10:45 p.m. The two subjects were arrested, after the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s owner consented to a search of the vehicle by

Fryeburg police officers, according to police. Fryeburg Police Officers Thomas Hundley and Michelle Legare recognized the white Jeep Grand Cherokee as one that was allegedly used during an illegal drug sale a few days before. Fryeburg Chief of Police Philip Weymouth said the Dec. 4 arrests resulted from information received from a drug deal that police were able to monitor a week before Sunday’s arrests. The Jeep’s registered owner,

KimberlyA. Gardner, 21, of North Conway, N.H., was charged with felony charges of Class B unlawful possession of cocaine (14 grams) and Class C unlawful possession of Oxycodone (four tablets), as well as misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of Clorazepam (25 tablets) and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Body cavity search turns up pills Gardner was transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris,

where she was later charged with the felony charge of Class C trafficking in prison contraband, after some of the pills were retrieved from one of her body cavities, according to Officer Legare. Chief Weymouth said Gardner told them the white substance they found inside a purse in the Jeep was baking soda, but it tested positive for cocaine, according to the police chief. Another passenger in Gardner’s vehicle, Joseph A.

Vincent, 21, of Conway, N.H., was charged with Class D unlawful possession of cocaine (three grams) and sale and use of drug paraphernalia and was also transported to the Oxford County Jail. Two other people in the Jeep — 34-year-old Tracey J. Baranski, of North Conway, N.H., and Fay A. O’Brien, 19, of New Gloucester — were both issued summonses for sale and use of drug paraphernalia, said Officer Legare.

Officer Legare said Gardner was examined at the police station by Fryeburg Rescue personnel, after police learned she had allegedly ingested several pills. However, Gardner “refused transport to a local hospital,” according to Officer Legare, and was subsequently transported to the Oxford County Jail. Both Gardner and Vincent posted bail and were released, according to an intake officer at the Oxford County Jail on Dec. 6.

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, November 29: 12:13 p.m. A parent reported their child was “being threatened by two classmates and is afraid to attend school.” The parent was referred to Ninth District Court. Wednesday, November 30: 12:06 a.m. Mark David Smalley, of Sweden, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with an expired driver’s license and summonsed for having an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker, following a traffic stop on

Knight’s Hill Road by South Bay Road. 11:08 a.m. An unnamed subject was charged with harassment by telephone. 11:37 a.m. The theft of a snowblower from a porch on Church Street was reported. 1:13 p.m. A subject reported a deceased pig on Powerhouse Road. 2:05 p.m. Two horses were reported running wild on

Chadbourne Hill Road and one of them was reportedly being “very aggressive and biting.” The responding officer reported the horses were back in their stalls. 10:19 p.m. A police officer responded to and investigated a report of a general disturbance at a residence on Del Chadbourne Road. Thursday, December 1: 12:46 a.m. Police officers

responded to a domestic disturbance on Warren Street. Friday, December 2: 2:21 p.m. A black Labrador retriever and a Portuguese water dog were reported running around in the area of Portland Road and Willett Road. 5:59 p.m. Maine State Police requested that Bridgton Police assist them with responding to a domestic dispute between a couple on Cross Street. 6:15 p.m. A subject reported four youths — three on skate-

boards and one on a bicycle — all dressed in black, and reportedly refusing to move for traffic, on Main Street by Key Bank. The responding police officer checked the area, with negative contact. 8:37 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a loose horse on Evans Road. Saturday, December 3: 1:17 a.m. Maureen G. Reilly, 46, of Lovell, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influ-

ence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on Portland Road. Reilly was released on personal recognizance. 5:54 a.m. Vandalism was reported and investigated on Water District Way off South Bridgton Road whereby someone had apparently attempted to drive a vehicle through the gate from the Narrow Gauge Road. 10:28 a.m. The theft of items from a residence on Oak Street was reported and investigated. Sunday, December 4: 10:27 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 1997 Jeep Cherokee operated by Jean Lee, of Denmark, collided with a 2008 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck owned by Tina Axtman, of Bridgton, in a supermarket parking lot on Portland Road. 6:46 p.m. A report of a male subject loitering in a convenience store parking lot on Portland Road for over 90 minutes was investigated. Monday, December 5: 6:32 a.m. Clydesdale horses were reportedly running loose on Wildwood Road in the fog and the caller was concerned they would get hit by a vehicle. 11:15 a.m. A male subject was reported to be drinking a beer while sitting on a bench on Main Street. The subject was issued a warning for drinking in public. 6:44 p.m. A caller from an apartment on Main Street reported their three-year-old son had locked himself and an infant in the laundry room and the caller was unable to get them out. The caller stated the boy was “freaking out”. A neighbor was able to gain entry, as police were en route. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued four summonses and 27 warnings.

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Watershed moment for downtown ing. If passed, the amendments will clear the way for an application by AVESTA Housing Inc. to build a $4 million senior housing project on the former Chapter 11 property, owned by Zack Sclar — although no application has yet been formally submitted to the town for the project. The new rules would also allow creative redevelopment projects under discussion for the Macdonald and Potter properties at Pondicherry Square, and enhance the redevelopment possibilities along Depot Street, including the former Memorial School property. “It’s a no-brainer,” stated Community Development Committee and Planning Board member Dee Miller on Tuesday. “It’s opening a door that is now closed, and in this economy we can’t afford a closed door.” However, the proposed shoreland amendments will need to pass muster with the Department of Environmental Protection, and in their current form, they do not, said Mike Morse, the DEP’s assistant shoreland zoning coordinator. Morse said DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho would accept a 5,000-square-foot lot size require-

ment in the GD II District, and a 20,000-square-foot lot size in the GD I District — not the 5,000and 1,000-square-foot lot sizes, respectively, the town is proposing, unless the town can provide additional documentation to justify the smaller sizes. If voters pass the amendments next Tuesday, those amendments must be submitted as written to the DEP, which can then approve them with the condition that the GD I District lot size be increased to 20,000 square feet, Morse said. Another townwide referendum would then be needed to approve the changes as required by the DEP, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz confirmed Tuesday. In a Nov. 22 letter to Bridgton Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian, Morse said the proposed amendments from 50,000 to 5,000 square feet for the GD I District “are not entirely consistent with the state’s minimum shoreland zoning requirements” and “does not appear to substantiate the proposed significant departure from these requirements.” Morse said the DEP realizes the 50,000-square-foot minimum

lot size requirement now in place “may very well be excessive for an area with downtown village characteristics,” but that a 20,000-square-foot lot size makes more sense, considering the variance in lot sizes in the GD I District. The Stevens Brook Elementary School property, part of which is within the GD I District, was taken out of the equation because it was such a large land area relative to the Main Street lots that it would bias the results, he said. In considering lot-size reductions in other urban areas in Maine, the DEP’s practice has been to analyze both existing lot sizes and existing principal uses (commercial or residential) both within and outside of the shoreland zone, whether the parcels are developed or not. “We feel that this lesser lot area requirement (20,000 square feet versus 5,000 square feet) strikes an appropriate balance between promoting downtown redevelopment and protecting Stevens Brook and downstream lakes, including Sebago Lake — the drinking water supply to WHAT ZONE WOULD LOOK LIKE — This rough outline nearly 200,000 Maine people,” map from the Department of Environmental Protection shows, in yellow, the current General Development I District from Morse wrote.

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Vote can reshape downtown district • Section 15 — Land Uses Subsection A. Minimum Lot Standards — General Development I District, insert the words: “5,000 square feet or 5,000 square feet per bedroom, which ever is greater.” General Development II District — insert the following: “5,000 square feet or 1,000 square feet per bedroom, which ever is greater.*” The asterisk equals: “Wherever situated in whole or in part, the requirements set forth for the General Development II District shall apply.” Proposed changes to the Site Plan Review Ordinance include: • Article XIII — Design

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Development II District is less than the standard, the Planning Board may approve a change of use so long as the ratio of one bedroom for each 1,000 square feet of lot area is met and the lot is connected to the downtown municipal wastewater system and the Bridgton Water District water system.” • Section 10 — Special Regulations — a section proposed to be deleted will remain as is. It states: “Minimum side and rear setback 2 feet.”

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Depot Street to the Portland Road in Downtown Bridgton; and in red, the proposed new GD II overlay zone, with the blue ribbon of Stevens Brook running through both. Under amendments set for next Tuesday’s referendum vote, the minimum lot sizes for both districts would be reduced from the current 50,000-square-foot per unit requirement to either 5,000 square feet, in GD I, or 1,000 square feet, in the new GD II — allowing for mixed-use redevelopment of small lots downtown that are served by both water and sewer. The 250foot setback from Stevens Brook that defines the border of the GD I District would stay in place. Stevens Brook is actually classified as a river east of its confluence with Willett Brook, as shown bottom left. Not shown on the map is another section of the GD I District that would also come under the reduced lot sizes; this is the stream-classified section of Stevens Brook, with a 75-foot setback, as it crosses under Main Street and runs through Shorey Park to Highland Lake. The undeveloped portions of the brook, such as in Shorey Park, are in the Resource Protection District and would not be impacted by Tuesday’s vote. (Department of Environmental Protection graphic)

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Roy’s shrine mentioned in book

A LIFELONG LOYAL FAN — Betty Horton stands amid a small sampling of her huge collection of Roy Rogers memorabilia, lovingly displayed in her Heritage Room at her Bridgton home. Her collection is featured in an upcoming book about Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, titled The Touch of Roy and Dale: The Impact and Influence of Roy Rogers, The King of the Cowboys, and Dale Evans, The Queen of the West, As Only Their Fans Could Tell It.

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Few fans of Roy Rogers can lay claim to such devotion as Betty Horton, who has created a shrine of all of the memorabilia she has collected about her childhood hero. On the second floor of her Middle Ridge Road home in Bridgton, where she also displays her family heirlooms, Horton has recreated her childhood bedroom, with a Roy Rogers bedspread, Roy Rogers saddle, and a framed set of Roy Rogers guns in their holsters on the wall. Beside the bed is a life-size cardboard cut-out of a smiling Roy Rogers, waving his cowboy hat while his horse Trigger, “the smartest horse

Watershed moment for downtown (Continued from Page A) Manoian said it is a “reasonable approach” to reduce the minimum lot size in the GD I District from 50,000 to 20,000square-feet, but that “we are prepared to make the case for 5,000 square feet” and will provide the DEP with whatever documentation it needs. Morse acknowledged that, in one of the first cases of relaxation of shoreland zoning laws in an urban center, the DEP allowed the city of Biddeford six or seven years ago to have a zero minimum lot size requirement in order to redevelop a huge old mill building on the Saco River in which the lot size was the same size as the building. “The statute does allow some flexibility,” Morse said. The key to allowing lot size reductions, he said, is having a public sewer that is equal to, or better than, normal vegetative buffering

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requirements. Asked whether the amendments may have been rushed a bit, in that they may need to be further revised and put before voters a second time, Manoian said Bridgton cannot afford to wait and let potential development opportunities slip away. “Here we are in the third full year of a great recession, and we’re fighting every day for new job creation,” he said. Rick Marston, owner of the Peg-a-Leg Pete’s building in Pondicherry Square, closed his doors and filed for bankruptcy; and both the Chapter 11 and Bridgton Gas and Convenience buildings lay vacant and idle in the heart of downtown. “We have (nearly) the entire side of the business district, dead,” with the shining exception of the thriving Ricky’s Diner, Manoian said. The amendments remove unnecessary regulatory

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The GD I District — defined by its 250-foot-setback from Stevens Brook east of its confluence with Willett Brook, and a 75-foot-setback west of Willett Brook — was created to protect the brook after state shoreland zoning was enacted in 1971. “We promoted waterfront living as the economic foundation of Bridgton for 40 years, but never balanced it against the needs of the downtown,” he said. “The 50,000 square foot (minimum lot size) requirement (in downtown) was absolutely ridiculous,” and contributed to depopulating the downtown, making it unable to sustain a year-round economy, he said. “It has been proven out, now through the 1980s and 1990s, that the key to the economic engine of all downtowns is to have a mixed income, mixed age residential community living there,” said Manoian. “What we’re trying to do is bring back the traditional 18hour economy of downtown,” where Main Street doesn’t roll up after 5 p.m. but continues to support a residential community existing side-by-side with commercial business, said Manoian. If voters pass the amendments next Tuesday, he added, “It’s almost like we’re being rewarded” for all the efforts made to date to restore the vitality of the downtown, while at the same time protecting the scenic brook that winds through it.

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NAPLES — Come enjoy a spaghetti feed to benefit Jaime and Bill Tardiff at the Naples Town Hall on Friday, Dec. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Jaime was diagnosed with cervical cancer in October and is currently undergoing advanced treatment. There is a lot of hope that she and Bill can weather this storm. Bring a donation for the meal or show up and lend support. Jaime is 33 years old and married Bill while at Maine Med for treatment. They have been together for years. Many Naples residents will know Bill Tardiff as an entrepreneur, inventor, teacher and contractor. The supper will help defray rising costs of transportation and medical assistance as well as daily needs. Just as importantly the evening will bring the surrounding community to together

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CASCO — Eugene Long, choir director, and the choir of the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road, invite the public to join them for an evening of “Music for the Season” on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m.  Enjoy traditional as well as contemporary music, and sing along to well-loved carols. There will be fellowship and refreshments after the concert in the Great Hall.

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Bless those who sacrificed Dec. 7 Lovell by Ethel Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 ehurst3@yahoo.com of donation. Poland Spring’s policy of making a donation each month was taken into consideration, and the company agreed to put the VFW into the November slot. This type of portable equipment can be used by anyone; you just follow the verbal instructions. Fryeburg Rescue Chief Stephen Goldsmith was introduced and he showed how the defibrillator was used. At one time CPR would be used also, but the EMS has changed the way CPR is done today with emphasis on the chest presses being uninterrupted but constant. To show the Post’s appreciation, Post Commander Richard King gave Donna Woodward, representing Poland Springs, an official certificate of thanks for

‘Kezar Lake Memoirs’ on sale; book signing

CENTER LOVELL — In the summer of 1889, five young men arrived on the shores of Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine and set up their tents for five weeks.  They climbed the surrounding mountains, caught abundant fish, and thoroughly enjoyed “camp life.” These men kept extensive records of their early visits to Lovell. Photographs, including those from their first camping expedition in 1889, still exist.  Kezar Lake Memoirs, edited by Catherine Ingram Stone, is a collection of those writings, which reflect a defining time in Lovell’s history. The population and economy had been in decline for many years and tourism was about to become Lovell’s major industry. The five campers witnessed and documented the growth of hotels and boarding houses and changes in the lake’s usage and the area’s wildlife. They wrote about the long-lasting friendships they developed and the folklore they heard. Catherine Ingram Stone is the great-great-niece of Arthur Stone, one of the original camp-

ers on Kezar Lake in 1889. Catherine earned her master’s degree in Political Science from NYU and went on to teach there as well. She had been a summer resident of Lovell, but in 1996, she became a full-time resident. She has served as president of the Lovell Historical Society since 2003.   Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Lovell Historical Society. Over one hundred years later, her family of three grown daughters and her dog, Finnegan, continue to enjoy Arthur’s property on Rattlesnake Island.   Harvest Gold Gallery presents the book, Kezar Lake Memoirs edited by Catherine Ingram Stone. She will be available to personalize and sign copies during a holiday book signing and open house on Friday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served. Come and enjoy some holiday cheer and the beautiful artwork in lovely downtown Center Lovell.  Harvest Gold Gallery is open daily. Call 925-6502 or check the website: www.harvestgoldgallery.com

her part in the Post receiving this valuable piece of life- saving equipment. The tree lighting in the village was wonderful. Families, children, moms, dads and grandparents gather ‘round the tree to sing Christmas carols before turning on the tree. Not long after the tree was shining bright, the sound of sirens excited the children who knew who was coming down the street, thanks to the volunteer firemen. Santa and Mrs. Claus were followed into the Stephen and Tabitha King Hall in the library, so the children could tell their innermost wishes for Christmas. Refreshments were plentiful and voices were gay — a wonderful way to end a beautiful day. I love Lovell and the people who live here, and the people who thought enough of Paul McLaughlin to fill the fire station on Saturday night. I heard rumors of probably 500 who ate pasta with great sauce, and the desserts were fabulous. It was all to support a smiling guy with his wonderful wife and seven kids, who happens to be going through a tough patch right now. For those who don’t know Paul, he’s a guy who smiles even when he’s hurting like another guy I know. Type 4 cancer is a challenge to both these guys, and they’ll fight the good fight. To all those who helped out on the dinner and those who showed up to support the family, a huge round of applause and a big thank you. The Fryeburg/Lovell VFW Post 6783 Christmas concert was marvelous. There is nothing better then an orchestra playing smooth music to entertain. The Christmas sing-along was great,

putting everyone in the mood for the holidays. This tradition of Fan Fare is one that makes those who attend very happy. Thanks to Fan Fare and the VFW Post for bringing a touch of Christmas to Lovell. By the way, the special solo of the four flautists was wonderful. The Lovell Historical Society will have decorated the KimballStanford House in the Christmas holiday spirit for the Christmas Open House on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. The bakeshop will be brimming with holiday goods to take home for later and the hospitality table will have free cookies, punch, tea or coffee. To remember this event, the children will have a chance to do some cookies decorating themselves. There will be four raffle items, with proceeds to go toward the continued work of the volunteers of the society. There will be a Santa’s Secret Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the New Suncook School for New Suncook students and local youngsters. The children will have the opportunity to either create a Christmas gift or shop in the workshop for that special gift for a loved one. Can’t decide what to buy? The workshop workers will be willing to give advice. Bring your list included in the newsletter. Sorry, parents aren’t allowed in the workshop but they can enjoy the book fair, maybe finding just the right book for their child. There also will be snacks and the parents can watch a basketball game while the kids are busy shopping. Santa will be at the workshop so don’t forget your free picture. If a parent or grandparent would like to volunteer to help that day, they can contact Jean Andrews at 925-1163. Don’t forget the Lovell United Church of Christ’s online Holiday Auction. You have until 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 to try out your bidding skills on lots of items. Proceeds will go toward Operation Renovation, so our

CASCO — A group of concerned citizens are filling Christmas baskets for children in the Town of Casco. They recognize that with the strained economy, the need this year is great. The group is currently accepting any unwrapped new toy or gift cards for kids. They are also accepting money. They need these items before Friday, Dec. 16. Gifts may be dropped off at the Casco Town Office anytime during regular business hours. Checks may be sent to Barbara York at P.O. Box 60, Casco, Maine 04015. For more information, call York at 627-4655. ’RE WE EN OP

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Just a reminder that today is the ”day which will live in infamy,” Dec. 7, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. I hope that teachers will remind the students what this day means to many older people still living that remember that day that changed the world. Bless all those who made the supreme sacrifice and didn’t live to see Dec. 7, 2011 — 70 years later. The Fryeburg/Lovell VFW Post #6783 held a thank you breakfast Nov. 27 for those who volunteered to work in the VFW booth during the Fryeburg Fair. It was at the breakfast that post member Henry Middlemiss announced that Poland Springs had donated an AED defibrillator made by Zol to be used in case of an emergency at the hall. Seeing a need for this type of equipment at the hall because of events like bingo, adult exercise classes, concerts and other functions, Henry set out to find a way to get the equipment donated to the VFW. He contacted Donna Woodward and Mark Dubois at Poland Spring in Fryeburg, and made inquiries as to how you go about asking Poland Spring to make this type

church will stand for a century more. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library adult book discussion series continues on Monday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. The December discussion will focus on Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman who Marketed Maine by Julia

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Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-1040 chicomomma33@gmail.com

SOUTH PARIS — During the month of November, W.J. Wheeler Insurance Agency donated $1 to the McLaughlin Garden for each new fan who “liked” the agency’s Facebook page — up to a maximum of $500. The agency will be hosting a similar contest during the month of December, which will benefit another one of its nonprofit partners — Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills (RPC). RPC is a no-kill, nonprofit feline shelter and adoption center, which also houses dogs from a number of towns that hold contracts with the shelter. RPC takes in and adopts an average of 375 cats and kittens per year. All cats leave the shelter healthy, spayed/ neutered, FeLV/FIV tested, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and treated for internal and external parasites.

Christmas Shoppe helping students A Cookie Walk and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 to benefit Project Graduation. Come into The Christmas Shoppe, located across from the antique shop (with elephants) on Route 302. Partake in a $5 cookie walk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or choose baked goods and receive a raffle ticket to be applied toward a live Christmas tree, holiday centerpiece or a gift basket. The holiday centerpieces are beautiful — I saw them last week. Donations will be happily accepted as well. Contact Felicia Winslow, event coordinator at 233-3236 or event sponsor Donna Church at 9396727 for more information. Another benefit at The Christmas Shoppe is on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when participants will see if they can shoot hoops to help the Lake Region High School Girls Basketball Team. For each $5 donation, you get a $5 certificate toward a Christmas tree or wreath. Then, for every shot you make from 1 to 5 p.m., you get $1 more towards your gift certificate. This could very well give you at least $10 toward your purchase. Bud Robinson is home and on the mend. He would like to have some visitors. Come on over and talk about some of the deer that got away, etc.     Jolene and I had a wonderful time at the Thanksgiving Dinner that CrossWalk Community Outreach put on. We saw many

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This is all done at the expense of the shelter. The funds needed to support RPC and to carry out its mission of improving the quality of life and promoting the responsible way to treat all animals come from the shelter’s thrift shop, fundraising events, donations from private individuals and grants. The team at W.J. Wheeler Insurance Agency encourages its local community members to join in the effort to support RPC by liking the agency’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/wjwheelerinsurance). The holidays are a time of giving back to those in need and the experts at W.J. Wheeler Insurance Agency are ready to help its nonprofit partners start the new year off with the funds that they need in order to continue working to improve the community for all Maine residents — humans and pets alike!

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on Friday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 647-8396. A cost of $65 includes transportation and ticket to the show. Another Christmas treat is the upcoming Christmas with Deertrees event on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Bridgton Academy Chapel. Proceeds from $5 suggested donations will benefit the Bridgton Fuel Collaborative. An environmental program called “A Month of Hibernation” by the Caplan Environmental Education Program will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at the new offices of Loon Echo Land Trust at 8 Depot Street. A walk in Pondicherry Park will follow. A holiday book sale and open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the North Bridgton Library. The Promise Singers will perform on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Congregational Church.

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A COPD Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 92 Sweden Road. Their next meeting will be Jan. 3, 2012. Other support groups meeting in Bridgton are the Caregivers Support Group, which meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church; the Gathering Place Support Group, which meets every Thursday at noon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church; and the Parkinson’s Support Group, which meets the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Community Center. Like gingerbread houses and stickers too? Then attend a The Step Into Fitness Indoor Gingerbread House Place Mat Craft Event on Saturday, Dec. 10 Walking Program meets on at 11 a.m., downstairs at the Bridgton Public Library. Mondays, Wednesdays and Pre-registration is required, since there are only 10 crafts (one Fridays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to per family). For more information, call 647-2472. walk the halls at Lake Region High School. It’s fun, it’s fitness, and it’s free. Don’t forget the trip to the Magic of Christmas matinee at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium being put on by Landmark Human Resources WATERFORD — The tradi- place on Sunday, Dec. 18. The celtional Waterford Library holiday ebration will begin at 4 p.m. on the community gathering will take Waterford Common with candlelit caroling. Casco/Naples/Raymond American Legion Post #155 Following the caroling everyone CASCO — Wings & Things is invited to the library for refreshFriday, Dec. 9th • 6 p.m. Clothing and Accessories NEW YEAR’S EVE ments and a chance to enjoy the at the Casco Village Church company of neighbors and friends United Church of Christ, 941 as well as a selection of seasonal Saturday, Dec. 10th Meadow Road, Casco (Route music performed by Backroom with “Wild Horse” 121) invites the public to their 7:00 – 11:00 Brass, a group featuring Waterford BYOBB Saturday Spectacular. Food & Party Favors resident Brian Sylvester on trumpet In December, bring your own and other area musicians. $25 /couple $15 /person FUNCTION HALL brown bag (standard size grolimited supply of tickets on sale now! Children will have an opportuAVAILABLE FOR RENT cery bag) to their clothes closet nity for a visit with Santa and will Route 11 Naples, ME 693-6285 and fill it for only $1. There are receive a book as a gift. Everyone check out our website at: americanlegionpost155.com many quality, brand new and is invited.

friends and folks from town partaking in the scrumptious meal. Their food pantry is held on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a nice lunch for folks to have as well. Here it is December, and (knock on wood) no snow to speak of. This is really helpful for various benefits going on around the area. It makes it easier to get out for shopping. I hear Santa will be making his way to Naples on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Singer Center at 6 p.m. He will be making a pass through town courtesy of the Naples Fire Department. So, if you hear the sirens headed your way, it’s probably him.  During Santa’s visit, there will be a wreath auction from 4 to 6 p.m., crafts for kids with Kim Whalen and Keli Forke from 4 to 5:30 p.m. a reading of The Polar Express at 5:30 p.m., with Santa arriving at 6 p.m. From 6 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a tree lighting/reading of The Secret of Naples, Maine and Christmas carols sung from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The Grange has donated the cookies, cocoa and the photo op SHOPPE, Page 11A

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Free community breakfast NAPLES —The Lake Region Vineyard Church is sponsoring a free community breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the gym of the Naples Town Office. Residents of the greater Bridgton/Naples area are invited to attend and jump-start their day in the midst of the busy holiday season. Community School breakfast with Santa TAMWORTH, N.H. — Santa and his bag full of toys will be at The Community School pancake breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Come enjoy a hearty stack of homemade pancakes, a side of bacon and a mug of eye-opening coffee or a glass of ice-cold orange juice or milk. Santa is guaranteed to have a listening ear and a special toy for each child. The Community School, located at 1164 Bunker Hill Road, hosts a themed pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of each month as a fundraiser to help students finance their spring trips. Pancakes with Santa BROWNFIELD — A Pancake and Sausage Breakfast with Santa will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Masonic Hall, Route 160, Brownfield. The meal is sponsored by the Brownfield

Historical Society. Free photos will be taken of children and Santa. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Scrambled eggs in Harrison HARRISON — The Harrison VFW Post on the Waterford Road in Harrison will hold its popular public breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the post on Route 35. The breakfast features scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and country gravy, chili, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit cup, sweet breads, orange juice and beverage. Donations will be accepted. Spaghetti feed to benefit Tardiffs NAPLES — Come enjoy a spaghetti feed to benefit Jaime and Bill Tardiff at the Naples Town Hall on Friday, Dec. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Jaime was diagnosed with cervical cancer in October and currently undergoing advanced treatment. Many Naples residents will know Bill Tardiff as an entrepreneur, inventor, teacher and contractor. The supper will help defray rising costs of transportation and medical assistance as well as daily needs. For more information about how to help the Tardiffs, contact wrtplace@ yahoo.com or call 809-2731.

December 8, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page 11A

Allison Bogacki Leach and Jeffrey Alan Leach of Fryeburg have a son, Clarence Archer Leach, born on Nov. 21, 2011 at 7:09 p.m. at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Clarence weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces. He joins sister Elsy Luna Leach, age 8, and brother Watson Harnden Leach, 2. Maternal grandparent: Sally Bogacki of Londonderry, Vt. Paternal grandparents: Stephen and Nancy Leach of Fryeburg.

Project Grad raffle Christmas is coming and Lake Region Project Grad 2012 has the perfect gift for you to give a family. Shawnee Peak Ski Area has graciously donated a 2011-2012 Family Season Pass (two adults with unlimited immediate dependents) worth $1,970 to support Project Grad. A $20 ticket buys one chance to win this season pass, while $100 buys six chances to win. The winning ticket will be drawn during the Family Night Celebration at The Umbrella Factory/Tony’s Foodland in Naples next Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. The winner does not need to be present. Ski pass raffle tickets are available at Sporthaus, Hayes True Value Hardware and R.G. Johnson in Bridgton; The Umbrella Factory/Tony’s Foodland in Naples; Jordan’s Store in Sebago; and the Casco AG. Nicole Davis and Christopher McLeod

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(Continued from Page 10A) with Santa. The wreaths are being auctioned by the Naples Main Street Committee. Twenty-five wreaths will be auctioned, decoCorinne C. Davis and Gordon A. Davis of Bridgton are pleased rated with extras and donated by area businesses. Bidders need to announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole M. Davis to not be present to win, and the winners will be contacted after 6 Christopher J. McLeod. Nicole and Christopher were engaged in p.m. All money raised will be used to supplement the town’s share of the Causeway Restoration Project. For more information, call March. Christopher is the son of Joan Connolly of Summerfield, Fla. Connie Eldridge at 831-0890. Christopher and Nicole are both graduates of Lake Region High School and currently reside in Clarksville, Tenn. Nicole is a fourth grade teacher at Glenellen Elementary School, and Christopher is a Sergeant in the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) at Fort Campbell. ‘Calling All Angels’ Fair The two will be married on May 26, 2012 in Raymond. EAST OTISFIELD — A “Calling All Angels” Christmas Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Road, Otisfield. There will be a bake sale and cookie walk, crafts, gifts, RADA Cutlery, Christmas mugs, attic treasures, and a special angel collection on display by Marion Culbert.

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CMS solution

Railing adds to boardwalk bling (Continued from Page A)

the railing where it gapped, while matching the green-black hue. A minor mistake in ordering the material had resulted in railing covers that were circular instead of square. Therefore, some fabrication was required to accommodate the top rung of the square-shaped railing. “Everything is fitting pretty well together,” Suhr said. For the past several months, the town has been requesting the contractor add the hand railing to the picture, and erect the light poles. According to MDOT Resident Engineer Craig Hurd, those materials have been on hand in the bone yard, he said. But, the extra employees have not since some people were transferred to work sites that had late autumn completion dates, he said. Five additional employees are now working on the Causeway project, according to W&S Superintendent Jeff Simpson. He said the crew members were mostly from the Westbrook Exit 48 project. This fall, W&S also completed contracts for the construction of New Meadows Road Bridge in Bath, and the Knickerbocker Bridge in Boothbay Harbor. The extra employees allowed  Last week, the Portland Simpson to put three people on Water District’s Board of the task of putting up the pedesTrustees unanimously (11-0) trian handrails.

put the railing where there’s no boardwalk yet, and have orange concrete splashing all over it,” Suhr said. Also, during the meeting on Dec. 1, Suhr asked MDOT to provide him with a letter to demonstrate the town had taken over financial responsibility for the railing and light poles that were being installed ahead of schedule. Town officials were more than happy to assume responsibility for the opportunity to have a picture perfect idea of what those details would look like on the Causeway. Town Manager Derik Goodine said he was pleased with how nice it was starting to look. Then, the topic switched to the ½-inch gap between railings. “That steel is going to expand during the summer,” Suhr said. The contractor and MDOT discussed at length the fabrication process that will be necessary to create sleeves to cover

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According to the contract, the installation of the waterside railings and lighting was not in the cards until 2013. “The state and the contractor have worked together closely with the town,” Hurd said. “We all work together to get the best product to appease everybody,” he said.

Shrine mentioned in book (Continued from Page A) ing how much she has always loved Roy Rogers. She does remember sending photos of her vast collection of memorabilia, which might have been a factor in being selected for publication.

The book is part of a twoyear celebration of what would have been Roy’s 100th birthday in 2011, and Dale’s 100th birthday in 2012. A percentage of the book’s gross proceeds benefits the foundation. Horton’s letter is one of

nearly 300 letters or essays contained in The Touch of Roy and Dale, which also includes photos, personal poetry, songs and artistic renderings. It will be published soon by West Quest, an organization that strives to keep the spirit and romance of the American West alive through western events and charitable endeavors.

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approved a $37.7 million operating budget and $12.8 million in capital improvements.  The 2012 operating budget increased less than 1%. The fees Portland Water District assesses municipalities for wastewater services did not increase for Portland, Westbrook and Windham. The capital improvement plan allocates $3.5 million for design of an ultraviolet treatment system along with updates to ozone treatment and $3 million for water main renewals.   The budget assumes a midyear water rate increase of 2%, which is estimated to add an additional $0.32 to a typical monthly water bill. In coming months, the Board will consider the rate increase and how much that increase should be. This does not affect wastewater rates, which are determined by local municipalities.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER — The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winner of their Scholarship Fund Raffle. Cindi Ranco (center) is the winner of the “Ski Package” worth over $700, that includes lift tickets from Shawnee Peak, lodging at The Pleasant View Too B&B, dinner for two at The Black Horse Tavern, gift certificates from Campfire Grille, Beth’s Kitchen Café and The Oxford House Inn, a $100 TD Bank gift card and movie tickets to the Magic Lantern. The Chamber appreciates the donations from local businesses. The raffle helps support the Chamber’s Scholarship Fund, which each year awards two scholarships to students within the Chamber area. Pictured in the photo, left to right, are Jim Mains, Chamber executive director, Cindi Ranco, and Madelyn Litz, member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

(Continued from Page A) The town has been responsible for the Memorial School building for approximately two years, since SAD 61 handed ownership of it back to Casco. With a past presentation and a future workshop by professionals in the field, the board is armed with more detailed information. At the same time, the public is becoming educated about specific details regarding the condition of the building and varying costs to repair or rebuild it. On Nov. 1, selectmen and residents were provided with a presentation by Sebago Technics — an explanation of what was found during a recent inspection, as well as cost estimates for both renovation and new build options. According to engineer Owens McCullough, the renovations will cost more than a rebuild based on the fact that there is a larger square footage for the remodel option. The current building is approximately 20 to 30 feet bigger. McCullough provided a cost estimate range of $626,000 to $1 million for the town to utilize the existing building. By comparison, building new could bring the town a bill of $700,000 to $914,000, he said. However, building new did score higher because it provides the builder with more opportunities to construct a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly structure, something that adds up to saved dollars over time. “Fundamentally, we will spend more (per square footage) by building new,” he said. “But because of the smaller square footage required, and longer lifecycle” building new gives more long-term returns However, contrary to concerns of some residents, the original roof can be reinforced, which keeps open the opportunity to renovate as well as demolishing and building new. McCullough’s presentation is available by going to the home page of the Town of Casco website at www.cascomaine.org “I would urge the town to make a decision in the not-too-distant future,” McCullough said during the early November presentation. “The tarps are not a good solution.” The school’s roof was covered with industrial tarps during the winter of 2010-11. In an effort to move toward a solution, town employees have been working on different floor plans, Morton said. When completed, the building would serve as the new town offices. Staff would be able to move from cramped quarters into a structure that could also house paperwork currently stored in another town building. But, there is a catch. No money is budgeted for the project to rebuild or remodel the Memorial School. Kimball said with the property revaluation expense ($290,000 from the Undesignated Fund Balance) on the horizon, Casco residents may not be so eager to spend more money. “Getting the roof on the building is really important right now,” she said. “If we are going to salvage the building, we need to get started with action steps — not just talking.” Kimball cited a portion of McCullough’s presentation, which indicated that the longer the building is uninhabited, the more difficult it will become to save it. “Now that I am sitting at the table, I want to continue to be the advocate I was as a citizen,” Kimball said. “I feel the community will tell us what they want to do.”

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December 8, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Our view

It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk News Columnist

Dad’s driving advice

When I was 17, my dad ran across an advertisement for a Sherman tank for sale in one of his car magazines. He joked that he planned to buy it because it would be the perfect vehicle for me. I would never be able to speed — since the military tank travels at only 35 or 40 mph, he said. I already had several speeding tickets under my belt, including driving the posted speed limit, which apparently was too fast for the snowy, blowing conditions, according to the police officer who wrote the ticket. Plus, I got that speeding ticket on my birthday, while someone who had a scanner called my dad with the news before I walked through the door. So, according to my dad, the advantages of buying a Sherman tank for his teenage daughter included her being incapable of speeding, her being able to “run over” the cop cars that tried to pull her over, and her being super safe. When I first started driving, my dad refrained from the teaching process because I was as stubborn-headed and dramatic as my mom. So, mom taught me to drive, and subsequently brake for drivers two miles away. My younger siblings, Derrick and Denise, were given the advantage of dad’s driving lessons. They learned to drive stick shifts a decade or two before I did. At some point, I learned to drive a forklift at the local fish processing plant, but only if was automatic did I feel confident and not stall out. What’s the big deal? I am totally comfortable with automatics and braking for the traffic way down the road ahead of me. My dad did give me some advice. When I was learning how to drive, he said, “Dawnnie, whenever you are driving, don’t worry about killing squirrels.” He told me if a squirrel — or even a dog — was in the road, I should not brake or run into the ditch to avoid killing the creature. He told me my life was more important than that. I think at that point the conversation may have gone to what to do when a moose is in the road. Avoid that one, he said. My dad wanted me to be safe on this new adventure of driving. His words hold in my heart every time I turn the key in the ignition, and get on the road in my vehicle. I can brag I never had or never will land in the ditch, and blame it on “squirrel avoidance.” Recently, contrary to another piece of advice my father gave me, I stopped for a stranded motorist on Route 121. I stopped and gave him a ride. After all, I had already braked. It was almost 10 p.m., and I suspected a fox had been hit by the vehicle. The motorist had run out of gas, was from Florida, and would have had to wait a day-and-a-half for someone to stop, he said, if he was in that Gulf State instead of in Casco, Maine. I asked if he had a gas container in his truck. He said the gas station sells those. That’s where my car headed with a stranger in the passenger seat — to a gas station. I was rewarded with more than a quarter tank of gasoline, and some witty rapport. He even repeated his home address three times, saying if I ever needed help, he would try to come through for me. Every time I tell the hilarious details of the story to friends, those close to me exact a promise that I will refrain from picking up stranded motorists and hitchhikers. They respond to my roadside account, saying I was lucky this time. Bear in mind: I do not make a habit of this. Before October’s incident, the last stranded DRIVING, Page B

To The Editor: Bridgton voters have often been called to the polls within the past year. Each vote offers the opportunity to participate in a unique form of direct democracy. Each vote holds a key to Bridgton’s future. The referendum scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13 is very important. People are asked to accept amendments to ordinances (tweaks, actually) that could establish a more vigorous pattern of downtown development for decades to come. Currently, opportunity to develop residential, or mixeduse (commercial plus residential) projects within Bridgton’s downtown is severely restricted. These amendments are designed to make it easier to generate such expanded usage within a very specific and limited area of the downtown (to be known as General Development 2). More mixed-use projects will broaden the scope of economic development, promote investment, and bring greater returns to developers. Such projects would encourage more variety and business within the downtown, and a more productive downtown will generate new sources of revenue to reduce the tax burden on current taxpayers. The amendments will not create new shoreland designations. General Development 2 will be carved out of the existing General Development area. The amendments will not weak-

Same girl, different couch

My wife had been in what experts refer to as a PVS (Persistent Vegetative State) for several months. By that, I mean that each night when I came home from work I knew exactly where she would be in the house, in what position she would be in, and what her state of mind would be — she’d be in the family room, sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of the coffee table, with her face scrunched up and her head stuffed in one of many thick, fine-lettered text books, mumbling incoherently. Now, for those of you who don’t know what organic chemistry is, well, I couldn’t tell you, even though my wife had been doing her best to educate me since spring. She would walk around the house blathering such apparent double-speak as, “Did you know that the hydroboration of alkynes works in the same way as the hydroboration of alkenes?” Or, all excited, blurt out, “I just found out that one of the most valuable features of the Diels-Alder reaction is that it is stereoselective!” And once, while looking for the TV remote, I found the phrase “electron donating groups react faster,” in one of her books, highlighted with the kind of manic ferocity usually reserved for the phone number en current protection of water of the poison control center or resources. The town has sewer capacity to serve the needs associated with new residential use in the General Development 2 area. New building methods Civilization is but a thin and materials and a possible veneer over the seething mass reduction of impervious surface of humanity. areas could actually improve That outlook on the human the level of protection. condition is attributed to The amendments are not German philosopher Frederich intended to promote any partic- Neitchze and shared by others, ular developer or project. New myself included. A more recent opportunities would be open to example would be William anyone interested in investing Golding’s Lord of the Flies, in Bridgton’s downtown. The that novel so many of us baby amendments will not alter the boomers had to read in school. current review process. Project It resonates with me still, and review would take place in more so lately. For those unfaopen meetings and public hear- miliar with the plot, I’ll sumings, just as it is now. Finally, marize: A plane crashed near a the amendments will not intro- remote island. On board were duce new building patterns but early-adolescent British boys would allow Bridgton to return and some of their teachers, but to older, more traditional ones. only the boys survived. They As we schedule activi- had to stay alive on the island ties and make gift lists for the without adult supervision, and coming holiday season, please how well or badly they did remember to vote on Dec. 13. that is the theme of the book. Approval of these amendments Mostly, they devolved. Their can be an important gift — innate savagery emerged and moving Bridgton into the New became stronger than the civiliYear and beyond. zational constraints with which Dee Miller they had been imbued. Bridgton Golding believed humans to be innately prone to savagery, able to overcome it only by the constraints of civilization To The Editor: which they receive through Three days a week at the western tradition, and which Bridgton Community Center, is maintained by the supervia group of us meet. We come sion of elders within western from different pasts, economic civilization. backgrounds, race and living An opposite view of humansituations, but we all have one ity held by many in the west thing in common, most of us would be that of the “noble savage,” the idea that humans LETTERS, Page B

Letters to the editor Referendum

DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION — There were many people along the Christmas in Harrison Parade route dressed in holiday attire. More photos on Page 3A. (Ackley Photo)

Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis News Columnist

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Hut coupon. Now, when the last kid leaves home, it’s not uncommon for people to go through a midlife crisis and do something seemingly idiotic (buy a Harley, shave their head, take up skydiving, eat food grown only in Croatia); but no, not my wife — she decides to get a second degree. Hence, the organic chemistry and the subsequent PVS. Well, her (our) ordeal finally ended last week after a marathon five-hour final exam that she took at home on the computer, monitored remotely by a nice man from some far-away state who watched her every move through the computer’s onboard camera. “Do you think he’s used to people talking to themselves?” she asked

me. To spur her on to good works, I got up extra-early for work that morning and pasted happy and encouraging sticky notes all over her computer, the desk, and the walls of her office: This is where organic chemistry exams go to die, and, Just think, tomorrow you will have nothing to do! and, Relax, you so have this, I love you so much, and some others that I can’t print here because this is a family newspaper. When I got home that day I found my wife in a different room of the house, upright and smiling. It was over. Not aced, mind you, but over (she probably did pretty well — we’ll know in a week). That evening, with no more bromination or aromatic compounds or reagents, no more double bonds to chop, solvent effects, or mirror-image molecules left to sift through, we just flopped on the couch and watched a movie, like teenagers. It was a touching movie

about a happily married couple in midlife going through a crisis. They looked to be about our age, and although there wasn’t much organic chemistry in the movie (not a single substituted benzene in sight), we could still relate to their plight, and by the final scene we were both gently weeping, yanking tissues out of the same box, and waxing nostalgic. “It just went so fast,” my wife said, sniffling. I gave her the classic husband-needscontext with raised-eyebrows blank stare. “The 30 years,” she said, referring to our marriage. “Well, it seems to me like it took about 30 years,” I replied, trying to appeal using raw logic. “But it just went so fast,” she said. And of course, she was right. And just then I realized how much I still adored my sniffling, red-eyed wife, and I told her that we married early so let’s go for another 30, and I thought about sidling over to her end of the couch and kissing her, but we were all cozy under blankets and there were two sleeping cats between us, plus, I wasn’t sure that the old cushions and creaky frame could take the strain of both of us on the same end at the same time. So I said, “Let’s go for another 30” again, and she smiled and nodded and blew into a tissue and I thought to myself, yup, three more decades, same girl, different couch.

A thin veneer of civilization

Playgroup

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin News Columnist

in their natural state are given to peaceful coexistence. Those adherents would write a different kind of novel — one in which Golding’s boys shared and cooperated on the island rather than fighting and killing one another. Anarchists within the “Occupy Wall Street” or OWS movement would hold such a view — that without the constraints of government to control them, the default mode of humanity would be one of sharing and mutual cooperation. It was interesting to observe their naive attempts at uber-democracy such as cultlike chanting repetition of a speaker’s remarks, and their refusal to move in any direction unless there were a group consensus supporting it. During the short life of OWS, the notion that we’re all inherently good and nice when not influenced by capitalist greed was not being borne out. Fights, assaults, rapes, thefts, drug overdoses and vandalism abounded in virtually every camp across the country.

In nearby Portland’s relatively peaceful “Occupy Maine” camp, three were arrested when one beat on his drum to wake up the camp in Lincoln Park, only to be choked by another and hit with a hammer by still another who wanted to sleep in. The western mainstream media heralded the “Arab Spring” as a renaissance of secular democracy against oppressive military dictatorship across Muslim North Africa. I wrote weeks ago here how Van Jones, President Obama’s disgraced “Green Jobs Czar,” declared OWS to be an “American Autumn” in the spirit of the Arab Spring, as if it were comprised of smiling happy people holding hands in blissful anarchy, but none of that is panning out. Egypt’s recent elections have given control of the country to radical Islamists who will impose Sharia on the country. It won’t be long before Egyptians start longing for the relatively blissful days of Mubarak’s military

control. A year or two should suffice. Ask the Afghans. Ask the Iranians. I wouldn’t want to be a Christian, a woman or a homosexual in Egypt when the Muslim Brotherhood takes over. The British government is preparing for riots when the Euro collapses — and they’re not even in the Eurozone. Greeks are rioting already — and they’re not in default yet. What will happen when they are? Western democracy is a wonderful thing, the highest attainment of western civilization, but it’s not sufficient by itself. If democracy were imposed on the island described by Golding in his novel, who would win power? It wouldn’t be the civilized Ralph. Jack, leader of the savage group, would prevail and then what? There wouldn’t be any more elections, that’s for sure. Hitler, remember, attained power in a democratic Germany. That thin veneer of civilization is showing cracks in Europe as hard times approach, and we’ll likely see more of them in 2012. What scares me is that we’re on the same path Europe is, just a bit further back. If we don’t change direction soon, look out. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at tommclaughlin@fairpoint.net


Opinions

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Letters

(Continued from Page B) are referred to as “Mom.” We fill up this large space with children bursting with laughter, music, art, stories and fun. However, this is just the basic reason for our gathering and although this is so important for our children, this group has become so much more to me. I moved back to Bridgton about one and one-half years ago looking for the small-town feel in which to raise my children. Being a military wife and a mother of three children ages two and under, I was looking for a place to go to escape from the crazy hectic life of a stayat-home mom. What I found is something much greater than that. Our Bridgton Playgroup has become a place that is safe, kind and accepting of all that enter the doors. I walk in and I am greeted with warm smiles and loving hearts. These women, who have come to know me, are now a part of my life. They are my support system, my friends, and in many ways my family. We laugh, cry, share advice and hold each other up in our darkest hours. I often comment on how much I love playgroup, but few words can actually express the peace I find during these three days a week. My “friends,” each of them different, fills an important role in the dynamic of the group. Each week, we see new faces that we welcome with open arms. This place, where all are welcomed, has been life changing for me. I urge any mother who struggles at times with patience and/or would like to get their children into an environment where they can learn and grow with other children, to come check us out. We each battle the good and the bad of staying at home daily and

being surrounded with a group that understands exactly what it takes is incredibly priceless. We open from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I just left the group after missing a couple days and I took a moment to look around. I noticed that each mother needs this group for different reasons and that this group needs them just the same. In my heart, I realized just how much I care for these people. I am thankful to have them in my life. Moving back here was the best choice I could have made for both my children and myself. I look forward to growing as a parent with these amazing women beside me. Thank you, Bridgton Playgroup, for your love, respect and kindness. Because of you, I feel we are finally “Home.” Joanne Bunch Bridgton

Point/ Counterpoint

To The Editor: I totally concur with Jerry Genesio’s recent suggestion (Nov. 24) that you offer Virginia Durr of Sweden a regular column in The Bridgton News. Most weeks, the first thing I do is scan the Letters to the Editor section of the paper in hopes that there will be a response from Ms. Durr to whatever Tom McLaughlin’s previous week’s diatribe covered. Year after year, Ms. Durr has provided a contrasting viewpoint to Tom McLauglin’s narrow, right wing, often-illogical worldview. Her responses are timely and on point, and she deserves, in my estimation, a column of her own. Deborah Fossum Lovell and Falmouth

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To The Editor: Fuzzy economics: The trickle down tide lifts all boats.  Reality: Geyser up is sinking the ship of state.  Jon Chappell Bridgton

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TWO DOWN, 999, 998 TO GO — Lions Clubs International President Wing-Kun Tam of Hong Kong, China, has challenged the 46,085 local clubs in 206 countries around the globe to plant a million trees during the current Lions’ fiscal year. Members from the Naples club are shown in front of the Naples Town Hall, adding two more trees to the more than 800,000 already pledged by other clubs in the international organization. Current Naples Lions Club President Arlene Stetson, third from left, spearheaded the local effort, aided by Lion Tracy Andrews (behind the camera) and local town officials, including Town Manager Derik Goodine. Planting was completed just before the Thanksgiving snowstorm by, from left, Carl Talbot, John Nostin, secretary, Stetson, Gerry Maduzia and Harvey Buzzell, P.D.G. The specimen trees are called Autumn Brillance Serviceberry.

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To The Editor: Back in December 1814, the “Society for the Detecting and Prevention of Crime” or the “Stop Thief” organization was formed in North Bridgton (read page 566 of the Bicentennial History of Bridgton by the Bridgton Historical Society). The members were concerned citizens frustrated by “criminals” stealing their livestock. The largest theft was on May 22, 1860 when the Caswell’s Jewelry Store in Bridgton was robbed of 18 watches. The thief made his getaway on Benjamin Walker’s horse. (Note, the historic Benjamin Walker house at the corner of Walker and Main Streets). Members of the “Stop Thief” crime watch program hopped on their horses to pursue the thief. One hundred years later in 1914, Bridgton resident George Chadbourne (“Stop Thief” secretary for 56 years and who resided in my home on Walker Street) decided to cease operation of their crime watch pro-

gram due to the decline of public interest. Why is this part of Bridgton’s history so near and dear to me? When Jeannie and I purchased our home on Walker Street in 2001, it did not take long to experience the 24/7 drug trafficking and usage, disorderly properties, prostitution (I kid you not), a dangerous dog and other nuisance activity surrounding our property. Jeannie and I felt “trapped” in our sacred home, yet we were determined to raise awareness of the importance and necessity of “Neighbors gathering in numbers and voicing our concerns” to the Bridgton Police Department, selectmen and town manager. We accomplished this in May 2006 via a selectmen’s meeting. Two recommendations were voiced — establish a town Crime Watch program (Bridgton Community Crime Watch, BCCW, was born on July 6, 2006) and explore a “Nuisance Abatement Program” (hence the town passage in June 2007 of the Disorderly House Ordinance).

We were well received by the selectmen, town manager and Bridgton Police Department. What an exciting time for me to be an integral part of the foundation and facilitation of BCCW. The police department worked alongside with us by educating and guiding us in how to establish an effective, functional Neighborhood Watch program. We established a mission statement, goals, objectives, captains and co-captains. We secured dozens of valuable guest speakers over the years. I am full of gratitude all these years later because we started with only a handful of terrific neighbors and friends and we renewed the “Stop Thief” crime watch organization of 1814. Today, my neighborhood is a desirable place to live in. Remember, all it takes is just caring about each other to make a neighborhood safe and livable. BCCW is open to the public. The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the selectmen’s meeting room at the Bridgton Municipal Complex. Be a part of history. Paulina Dellosso Bridgton Styling for the whole family

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Many thanks to all of the participating entries and we will all look forward to next year’s 10th anniversary of the (Continued from Page B) Festival of Lights! event. Ken Murphy Maybe it takes the holiday Festival of Light Parade season to make us all look at chairman the big picture without hate or a hidden agenda. There is enough unrest in the global economy and politics. Our small town To The Editor: obviously has the power to As the year 2012 approaches, shine. Let’s take advantage of we must remember these words. all of our local resources. We These words were spoken by are fortunate to live in this beauAbraham Lincoln during his tiful place. Glad to be home! Gettysburg Address. This is an Loraine Janelle excerpt from that letter: “It is Bridgton rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion; that we highly resolve that these dead shall not have died To The Editor: in vain; that this nation, under What a great turnout from God, shall have a new birth of residents to our 9th Annual freedom; and that Government Festival of Lights Parade last of the people, by the people, for Saturday night. One to two the people, shall not perish from thousand people showed up in this earth.” the cool of the evening. We must change the course Many thanks to our com- of human events in 2012. If we mittee: Tom Tash, Bridgton don’t, it will be too late. rec director; Carmen Lone, As the year 2012 rolls around, executive director, Bridgton let each of us reflect over the Community Center; Lorraine past 30 years how this country Goldrup, administrative assis- has changed. It is no longer true tant, Bridgton Community that government is not of the Center; John Anderson, town people, by the people, for the office; Jim Cossey, master of people. It is a government of the ceremonies for the parade; politicians, by the politicians, for Judges Bill Macdonald, gen- the politicians. A government of eral manager of Macdonald the special interest groups, by Motors, Beth Skarbinski, R.N., the special interest groups, for Central Maine Medical Center, the special interest groups. It is and David Frum, president and a government of the Democrats, CEO of Bridgton Hospital. by the Democrats, and for the Thanks to Anne-Marie Democrats. A government of the Amiel of Winterford Galleries Muslims, by the Muslims, for for giving a place to keep the the Muslims. It is a governjudges warm; Patrolman “Mac” ment of the politically correct, McCormick of the Bridgton by the politically correct, and for Police Department for lead- the politically correct. It doesn’t ing the parade; John Likshis of leave much room for the rest of Lake Region TV for supplying us does it? our MC with the sound system The task ahead of us is a and taping the parade to be great one. It seems all things are shown to the folks that couldn’t against us. We must, shall and make it; and our Bridgton “Fire overcome all the obstacles that Boat” for bringing us Santa and this country has fallen into over Mrs. Claus. the years. People must wake up This year, we had 22 entries to the fact that forces are not and it seems to grow larger only within our own Congress, every year. Everyone did a great but forces are being planted daily job decorating their floats. See within our society to get rid of a listing of winners and photos the Constitution as we know it in this week’s edition. and the country that we once so

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Calendar Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BRIDGTON Dec. 8 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, Tom Chandel on Suicide Awareness, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Dec. 8-Dec. 31 — Multimedia guest artist Varvara Harmon, noon to 5 p.m. M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Gallery 302, 112 Main St. Dec. 8, 15 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 92 Sweden Rd. Dec. 8 — Winter session begins for Karate after-school program, 3:20 to 4:20 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. FMI: 647-8786. Dec. 8, 15 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. Dec. 9, 12, 14, 16 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. Dec. 9, 16 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. Dec. 9 — Easy Riders Snowmobile Club/potluck, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 10 — December: A Month of Hibernation, Caplan Environmental Education program, 9 a.m., Loon Echo Land Trust new office, 8 Depot St., Ste. 4, w/walk in Pondicherry Park to follow. FMI: 647-8580, ext. 12. Dec. 10 — Holiday Book Sale and Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. Dec. 10 — Make a Gingerbread House Place Mat with Carol, 11 a.m. to noon, library. To pre-register: 647-2472. Dec. 10, 17 — Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. Dec. 11 — Promise Singers, 4 p.m., Congregational Church, So. High St. Dec. 12 — Tot Time, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. Dec. 12 — Knitting Circle, 11 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. Dec. 12 — Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch, noon, Punkin Valley Restaurant, Rte. 302. FMI: Donald Mac Lean, 647-3635. Dec. 12 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 92 Sweden Rd. Dec. 12 — G.E.A.R. Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 13 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Dec. 13 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. Dec. 13 — Bridge, 12:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 92 Sweden Rd. Dec. 13 — Friends of Bridgton Library, 1 p.m., library. Dec. 13 — Mushers Bowl meeting, 5 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 14 — Senior Lunch, noon, United Methodist Church.

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Dec. 16 — Eclectic rock band, Barefoot Truth, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Dec. 17, 18 — It’s a Wonderful Life by Arts In Motion Theater Co., 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sat., 1 and 4 p.m. Sun., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON Dec. 8, 15 — Drumming, Dance & Hoops, 6 p.m., Community Room, fire station. FMI: 583-2241. Dec. 9 — Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes, noon, Olde Mill Tavern. Dec. 10 — Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament by Harrison Lions, doors open 11:30 a.m., play 1-6 p.m., VFW Hall, 176 Waterford Rd. Dec. 10 — Rabies Clinic, 1-3 p.m., Harrison Fire Station. Dec. 11 — VFW Breakfast, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., VFW Post, Waterford Rd. Dec. 12 — Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Dec. 13 — Coed Teen Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. LOVELL Dec. 10 — Yuletide Patron Appreciation Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library, No. Lovell. Dec. 10 — Santa’s Secret Workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Suncook School. FMI: 925-1163. Dec. 10-19 — $1 a Bag Sale, 10 a.m. to noon Mon., Wed., Sat., Thrift Shop of Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, Center Lovell. Dec. 11 — Last day of online auction to benefit renovations at Lovell United Church of Christ, ends 9 a.m., visit www. lovellucc.org Dec. 11 — Mother Seton House annual Christmas party, 35 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Hall. Dec. 12 — Adult Book Discussion Group, Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman who Marketed Maine by Julia Hunter and Earle Shuttleworth, 1 p.m., library. Dec. 18 — Christmas Open House by Lovell Historical Society, 1-4 p.m., KimballStanford House. NAPLES Dec. 8, 15 — Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., library. Dec. 8, 15 — Pajama Storytime,

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6 p.m., library. Dec. 8 — Red Cross training, shelter operations, 6-9 p.m., Naples Town Hall. FMI: 8741192, ext. 122. Dec. 8 — Boxwood Tree Workshop with Carol Drew, 7 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. Dec. 9, 12, 14, 16 — Step Into Fitness Indoor Walking Program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lake Region High School. FMI: 647-3116. Dec. 10 — Free community breakfast by Lake Region Vineyard Church, 8-10 a.m., Naples Town Office gym. Dec. 10 — Red Cross training, Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress, 9 a.m. to noon, Naples Town Hall. FMI: 874-1192, ext. 122. Dec. 10 — Christmas Silent Wreath Auction, kids activities, 4-6 p.m., Singer Center, Village Green. FMI: 831-0890. Dec. 10 — Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., Singer Center, Village Green. FMI: 831-0890. Dec. 10 — Movie, Gods and Generals, part 1, 6:30 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, Sebago Rd. Dec. 13 — Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. FMI: 6936841. Dec. 13 — Red Cross training, Disaster Assessment Basics, 6-9 p.m., Naples Town Hall. FMI: 874-1192, ext. 122. Dec. 16 — Female veterans: issues and opportunities, panel discussion by Tri-County Mental Health via remote feed, noon to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Bridgton Hospital, 32 No. High St. FMI: 783-4663, ext. 228, 5760376. Dec. 16 — Spaghetti Feed to benefit Tardiffs, 5 to 9 p.m., Naples Town Hall. FMI: 809-2731. Dec. 18 — Hoop-shooting benefit for LRHS Girls Basketball Team, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Christmas Shoppe, Rte. 302. FMI: 939-6727.

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Three of 10 bills sponsored by State Rep. Rich Cebra recently were signed into law. “The new laws that I have sponsored in the first session of the 125th Legislature include restoring oversight and financial integrity to the Maine Turnpike Authority, eliminating fuel tax increases, Second Amendment rights, individual privacy issues and restoring exemptions to the Natural Resource Protection Act that benefit our towns,” Cebra said. Representative Cebra sponsored or co-sponsored a total of 32 bills in the first regular session of the 125th Legislature that were either signed as Emergency Bills, which become law upon signature or became law on Sept. 28, 2011, 90 days after the adjournment of the first session. “It is an honor to be able to be an active part of the amazing changes and reform taking place in Maine state government this year however, there’s still a lot to do this next session in January and I’m looking forward to getting back to work in Augusta,” Cebra said.

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(Continued from Page B) motorist I helped was 16 years ago during the winter, on south central Alaska’s Turnagain Arm, a stretch of road open to the icy blowing wind, and the gas station was about five miles away, but that would be a long five-mile hike. Of course, I am excluding from my driving behavior any stops for vehicular accidents, which, by the way, is against the law to drive past if help isn’t already present. It is a bummer when helping a stranger could, might possibly put oneself in peril. That night, I did trust my own judgment when I chose to stop for a motorist who ran out of gas and helped out. I trusted a “gut feeling.” Even then, in the back of my mind, I was aware that incident could have turned out differently — one of those stories I don’t like to report about for the newspaper. I wonder how quickly I could fend for myself in the future? It would be less like

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Preview: Raider varsity wrestling WRESTLING Head Coach: Bryce Thurston Assistant Coach: Mike Mowry Team Roster: (Weight class) 106 Lucas Spencer, freshman; 113 Connor Sheehan, junior; 120 Zach Sheehan, freshman; 126 Matt Frost, senior, and Connor Smith, freshman; 132 Ryan Buzzell, sophomore; 138 Jake Thurston, junior (co-captain), and Wayne Smith, sophomore; 145 Kirk Hubbard, senior (co-captain), and Andrew Rascoe, junior; 152 Fred Stearns, senior, and Aldi Dinoshi, junior and Willy MacFawn, freshman; 160 CJ Bartlett, junior; 170 Forrest Stearns, sophomore; 182 Tevor Henschel, freshman; 195 Ian MacFawn, junior, and Liam Fenton, sophomore; 220 Derek Leavitt, senior; 285 Angel Escalante. Top Returnees: Connor Sheehan, two-time state finalist, returning state champ, fourth at New Englands; Jake Thurston, two-time state place finisher, first time state finalist; Matt Frost, two-time state place finisher; Kirk Hubbard, CJ Bartlett, Ian MacFawn all qualified for the state champi-

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onships last year; Fred Stearns would have gone as well, but was ill that day. What will it take for the team to be better than a year ago? “We graduated one state finalist and a state champ and we had some pretty strong upper weights that graduated last year. But, we gained a few good freshmen, one of which has earned many outstanding wrestler awards at the middle school level,” Coach Thurston said. “If we work real hard, we can get some guys to the States this year.” Based on what you have seen in the preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? “I think we have quite a bit of heart throughout the whole team. Our light to middle weights have quite a bit of experience and talent,” Coach Thurston said. “We need to work on the upper weights to use more technique and attack a little bit more. We all need to work on our conditioning and muscle fatigue a lot more.” Three goals you may have for the team? “I hope we don’t have any injuries at the end of the season. I would love to see each wrestler achieve goals they set for themselves,” the coach said. “I hope the guys create great memories throughout the year and have a lot of fun as a team.” To be competitive, what are three key things your squad must do? Strength, conditioning and technique. What three things have you encouraged about this year’s team? “I think they all

get along real well and we have some guys that have been so close to the top of their class and some that already have been,” Coach Thurston said. “I think this makes them want to get there again or improve to get there this time. What a Wrestler Thinks What do you see are the three keys for success this season? Kirk Hubbard (co-captain): Commitment, working hard as a team and setting goals for the season. We all have specific goals and we plan to reach them. What are you most excited about? Kirk Hubbard: I am excited to see lots of improvement this year, especially in tournaments. We have a lot of new wrestlers so we have a lot of potential. “We will have a good season if we…” Kirk Hubbard: We will have a good season if we stay together as a team. We have to have each others’ backs throughout the season. If we don’t stick together as a team and work together, we cannot reach our goals.

The Schedule

Varsity Wrestling Sat., Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m., Fryeburg Invitational Wed., Dec. 14, 6:00, Westbrook Sat., Dec. 17, TBA, at Mountain Valley Fri., Dec. 23, 9:00 a.m., at Atlantics Thu., Dec. 29, 8:00 a.m., at Noble (scrimmage) Fri., Dec. 30, 8:00 a.m., at Noble Sat., Jan. 7, TBA, at Nokomis Wed., Jan. 11, 4:00, at Westbrook Sat., Jan. 14, 11:00, at Windham Wed., Jan. 18, 6:00, Mountain Valley Sat., Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m., at Mid States Sat., Feb. 18, 10:00 a.m., State Championships

Tragert honored at MMA

CASTINE — Midshipman Jack Tragert of Naples was recently sworn in as a member of the Maine Maritime Academy Regiment of Midshipmen at a ceremony held earlier this fall during the college’s annual Family Weekend.   The Midshipman Oath was administered to the 201 candidates by Captain Jeff Loustaunau, Commandant of Midshipmen, marking the successful conclusion of Regimental Preparatory Training (RPT). RPT, a six-week intensive training program, emphasizes traditions of the MMA Regiment of Midshipmen, military drill,

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CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — childcare in Bridgton has full/part time slots for all ages. Toddler and pre-school curriculum. I have a degree in K-8 education and 180 hours in early childhood development. For more information, contact 595-5209. 8t42

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PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. For more information, call 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing Post. 207-647-8163. tf43

POOL TABLE — 8’ custom built. Full slate support. Excellent condition. Includes balls, cue sticks, rack, brush & custom-made cover. Price is $800. Call 207-925-3041, leave message. 1t49x

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WATERFORD — Waterfront, private, 2-bedroom, 1 full bath apartment, on top floor of year-round unit in private, quiet area on Back Pond. Located 15 feet from the water’s edge. Knotty pine interior with lots of sunshine, deck overlooks the pond. Great spot for single person or couple. One pet considered with deposit. $550 month plus utilities. Call 207647-4000, pics available. 3t48

1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE — Larado, 4-door, 4-wheel drive, red, new sticker, power everything, 6cylinder, CD player, extra tire. Looks SMALL ONE-BEDROOM — ingreat, runs great. 178,000 miles. law apartment on second floor. Pets $1,900. Call 671-8189. 2t48x welcome, electric and heat includJESUS IS LORD – new and used ed. First and last month/references auto parts. National locator. Most required. $550 month. 207-6271t49 parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s 4471/207-615-6948. Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, STONEHAM — House for rent, sea207-647-5477. tf30 sonal or monthly. 3-bedroom, 3-bath, modern open interior, surrounded FOR RENT by White Mountain National Forest, BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom close to Sunday River and Shawnee apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus ref- Peak ski areas, on state snomobile erences and security. JPD Properties, trail, cross-country skiing/hiking/bik310-0693. tf2 ing from door, close to Kezar lake, 2-car garage. $850/month & utilities, BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bed- 1-month’s deposit, no smoking, small room apartment. Heat & utilities dogs considered. Call 207-890-4501. included. $200 per week plus security 4t48x deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 WEST BRIDGTON — Beaver BRIDGTON — 4-bedroom, 2-¾ Pond. Quiet studio apartment includes baths and 1-½ bath, spiral staircase, heat, $400 month. Available now. Call great yard, many great features. Suzanne, 781-631-6731. tf44 BRIDGTON: Three 2-bedroom apartments, great space (different areas of NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom Bridgton). All rents need application apartment, second floor, nice location, and security deposit and first month heat included, $650 month. Call 617rent when approved. Call Ralph at 272-6815. 5t45 Lake Country Property Rentals (207) 693-3032. Have clients for renting, HARRISON — Main Street, sunny need owners for homes or apartments. 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully 3, 2 and 1-bedroom units needed. -applianced in “like new” condition. tf30 Available now at $895/month heat included. For information or to apply, BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom mobile contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at home. W/D, partially furnished. 207-583-6001. tf42 Private lot. No pets. $650 month plus utilities. 207-839-2172. 9t44x NAPLES HOUSE — Section 8 accepted. Two bedroom, 1 bath W/D, HARRISON WATERFRONT 3 acres. $1,100 month, 1st & security — office. 720 square feet, $500 per deposit, call 978-873-3971. 5t49 month. 1st, last & security deposit required. Call 583-4948. tf49 FRYEBURG — room available, includes utilities, D-TV, wireless DOWNTOWN BRIDGTON — Internet, W/D, shared common areas. First floor 2-bedroom apartment in Nice yard. $125 week. Call 603-387residential neighborhood. $725 month 8215 or e-mail kizmen@roadrunner. includes propane heat, trash, plowing, com 2t49x water/sewer. On site parking and coin laundry. No smoking. Call 358-0808. NORTH BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom tf49 apartment, close to lake, large yard & parking. $475 month plus utilities. BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apart- No smoking or pets. References and ment by monument. Second floor. security. Call 233-5758. tf46 Heat, water, electricity, $850 a month. Call 207-513-2102. 2t48x SEBAGO — 2-bedroom duplex, private, clean, deck, yard, newly painted, CASCO — Completely furnished new flooring, washer/dryer hookups. rooms, heat, lights & cable TV includ- $650 lower unit or $750 upper unit. ed. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, First, security and year lease. Call 207-650-3529. tf44 647-3883. tf48

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The Town of Casco is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Casco. The current Code Enforcement Officer has held the position for 30 years and is retiring. The qualified candidate must have a strong background in residential construction. The successful applicant will be certified or be able to become certified in several categories as required by State law.

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BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Road, 3.27 acres, well, black top road, mountain views, electricity. $27,000. 583-6695. tf23 BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. Good developable land, mostly cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21

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HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12 B & L ROOFING — 20 years experience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20

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Regional sports

December 8, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Preview: Ice Cats hockey VARSITY ICE HOCKEY Head Coaches: Dave Lepage and John Moran Team Roster: Seniors Patrick Hayes (forward), T.J. Leach (defense), Zhi Liu (Jacky) Liu (defense) and Micheala Rullo (goalie); juniors Jeff Ast (forward), Oskari Filppula (forward), Tyler Harnden (forward), Tyler Hill (defense), Don Kellough (forward), Topi Laakso (goalie), Tyler LaPlante (defense), Michael LeGoff (defense), Tyler LeGoff (goalie) and Pavle Stepanovic (goalie); sophomore Dakota Russo (forward); freshmen Ethan Green (forward), Ryan Jackson (forward), Evan Kellough (forward), Clayton Owens (defense) and Allison Rullo (defense). Top Returnees: Co-captains Donnie Kellough and T.J. Leach. “Both bring a world of experience and drive for the year ahead,” Coach Lepage said. “With the addition of six freshmen this year, leadership is important and we have two of the best on the ice everyday.” Other seniors returning include Michaela Rullo,

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Patrick Hayes and Jacky Liu. What will it take for the team to be better than a year ago? “Looking at last year’s season, one might think that we had a frustrating one and quite the opposite. Although our record was not overly impressive, the team realized that they can compete at a higher level than they thought,” Coach Lepage said. “Confidence is a funny thing and all of the returnees know now that we have experienced everything we will see this year. We continue to focus on communication as a key component for our team’s success. We have a good amount of new faces that will add to the mix, as well, so we need now more than ever to be able to create a team philosophy quickly.” Based on what you have seen in the preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? With Michaela Rullo and Tyler LeGoff both returning and the addition of Pavle Stepanovic and Topi Laakso, the Ice Cats’ goaltending on any night will be a strong

point. Up front, the Ice Cats will be able to field two “pretty strong lines from the get go,” but will need to focus on team dynamics and positional play to get the puck in the net, Coach Lepage said. “Hard work and speed will be a focal point of the coaching staff the entire year,” he said. Three goals you may have for the team? “Believe that we can play with anyone; trust in each other to do their job; and lastly, play every game like it’s our last game of the season,” the coach said. To be competitive, what are three key things your squad must do? Coach Lepage responded, “Defensively we will be strong from the net so we have to find a way to get production and score goals. We must have that killer instinct around the net to make sure we can put our team in the best possible situations going into the late moments of the game.” He added, “The team must find a way to create a unity among them, there are no stars — just a group of hockey players looking to make the Ice Cats a

TOWN OF CASCO

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The Town of Casco is currently accepting bids for the stockpiling of winter sand for the 2011-2012 season. Bids are due in the office of the Town Manager no later than Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. To obtain specifications and bid forms, call the Casco Town Office at 627-4515. 1T49

The Harrison Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office, to review two applications: An Administration Appeal and Shoreland Variance submitted by Gary Searles, Tax Map 45, Lot 77, and a Dimensional Variance, submitted by Robert and Janet Swett, Tax Map 34, Lots 6-3 & 6-4.

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successful hockey program.” The final goal — “Compete, compete, compete. Show up to every game with a desire to be the best at their job,” Coach Lepage said. What three things have you encouraged about this year’s team? “The general feeling of desire to play the game. The entire team loves to play hockey and that level of enthusiasm is something I haven’t seen in a while. The commitment to the game is tremendous,” Coach Lepage said. “We will have our ups and downs, but I do have the beginnings of a closer-knit group than in the past. Being a teammate is not only being there to celebrate, it’s also being there to support and encourage when the failures come. The character of the team is already clearly evident.”

Coach Lepage added, “The work ethic has been very consistent. These players show up to practice every day ready to go to work. It may not pay off early in the season, but I am sure that will lead us to some happy surprises in the late months of the season.” What Players Think What do you see are the three keys for success this season? Donnie Kellough: Communication, physicality and working 110% all year long.   T.J. Leach: The three keys for success for this season are character, consistency and commitment. Our team will be successful through dedication to the FALR Ice Cats and the drive to win.  What are you most excited

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s/Mary M. Tremblay Administrative Secretary

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The Town of Harrison is requesting bids for the care and maintenance of the Town’s Parks and Beaches which include, but may not be limited to: Crystal Lake Park and Boat Ramp, Mill Pond Park, Long Lake Park, Long Lake Beach and Boat Ramp, Town Common and Parking Lots, Zakelo Beach, Mill Street Park, and Fire Station. The Contractor is responsible for supplying all equipment and tools for repair and maintenance of all facilities. Bids should be mailed or dropped off in a sealed envelope to the attention of the Town Manager, George Finch, P.O. Box 300, Harrison, ME 04040 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

s/George Finch, Town Manager

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TOWN OF BRIDGTON

The Town of Harrison is requesting bids to do roadside mowing of the town roads in Harrison. Bids to be based on 40 miles of road, both sides and to mow/bushhog the field at the Transfer Station. The contractor will be responsible for providing the equipment necessary to complete the job. The Town desires a lump sum bid. Bids should be mailed or dropped off in a sealed envelope to the attention of the Town Manager, George Finch, P.O. Box 300, Harrison, ME 04040 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 5T49

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INTERESTED CITIZENS NEEDED The Town of Bridgton is seeking interested citizens to be considered for appointment to the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. The Town seeks to fill one of the three appointed positions it makes with a person who has a strong interest in the future of the community through economic development efforts. The Corporation is a private nonprofit entity that works with the Town to improve the economic vitality and employment opportunities in Bridgton. The appointed individual, serving as a volunteer, will work with the full Board of Directors taking on tasks and projects. Interested persons are asked to send a letter of interest or go to the Town’s website www.Bridgtonmaine.org under forms and complete a committee application form, to be turned into the Town at 3 Chase Street, Suite #1, Bridgton, Maine. The Select Board would like to complete the appointment no later than their January 10, 2012 Board meeting. For the Select Board Mitchell A. Berkowitz, Town Manager 2T48 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORECLOSURE SALE

PURSUANT TO 14 M.R.S.A. §6323 By virtue of and in execution of a refundable and non-interest bearing Judgment of Foreclosure and Order of deposit thereon providing for a closing Sale entered on August 24, 2011, in the within thirty (30) days of the date of the Cumberland County Superior Court, public sale, at which time the balance of Civil Action Docket No. RE-2010-50, in the bid price will be due and payable in an action brought by Midfirst Bank, cash, certified check or check acceptable Plaintiff, against Susan Scott, Defendant, to mortgagee upon presentation of the for the foreclosure of a mortgage dated Deed. The property will be sold subject to January 12, 2007, and recorded in the all easements and rights-of-way either of Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in record or otherwise existing. The propBook 24769, Page 105, the statutory erty will be sold subject to real estate ninety (90) day redemption period having taxes assessed and due and payable to elapsed without redemption, notice is Town of Bridgton, water and sewer hereby given that there will be sold at a charges and any liens and encumbrances public sale at 3:30 p.m. on January 3, of greater priority than said mortgage. 2012, at the law offices of David E. The property shall be sold AS IS, and Stearns, Esquire, AINSWORTH, THELIN WHERE IS without any warranties & RAFTICE, P. A., Seven Ocean Street, whatsoever expressed, implied or othSouth Portland, ME 04106, (207) 767- erwise which warranties are disclaimed. 4824, all and singular the premises Additional terms to be announced at the described in said mortgage and being a sale. Additional information concerning certain lot of land with the buildings the property may be found at www.forethereon, situated in the Town of Bridgton, closuresnow.com County of Cumberland, and State of Prospective bidders are advised to conMaine, described in said mortgage as tact Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. as being located at 187 Main Street. (Note: close as possible to their departure to The identification of the location of the attend the sale in order to confirm the property is as stated in the mortgage, occurrence of the sale as scheduled. which may have been subject to change Prospective bidders who reside outside a and/or differ from the Town records). fifty (50) mile radius of Portland, Maine, may participate at the sale via telephone upon approval obtained from Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. at least five (5) days prior to the sale and on such terms as are acceptable to mortgagee. DATED: November 28, 2011 David E. Stearns, Esq. Attorney for Midfirst Bank AINSWORTH, THELIN & RAFTICE, P.A. P.O. Box 2412 South Portland, ME 04116-2412 (207) 767-4824

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The property shall be sold to the highest bidder at the sale, who shall pay a deposit of Five Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($5,000.00) in cash, certified check or funds acceptable to mortgagee at the time and place of sale. The successful bidder shall be required to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement with said Midfirst Bank with the aforesaid Five Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($5,000.00) or sum equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid price, whichever is greater, as a non-

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The Town of Harrison is seeking an individual to mow and maintain, with minor repairs, 17 small Town-owned cemeteries and the mowing of all non-playing areas, and interior roadways of the RADR Complex. This mowing will be scheduled with the facility manager. Both will be under a contract arrangement. The contractor will be responsible for providing the equipment necessary to complete the job. Bids should be mailed or dropped off in a sealed envelope to the attention of the Town Manager George Finch, P.O. Box 300, Harrison, ME 04040 no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2012. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. s/George Finch, Town Manager 5T49

The Board of Selectmen is seeking individuals to serve as members on the 2012–2013 Budget Committee. Anyone interested in serving may apply at the Harrison Town Office. Applications are being accepted until Friday, January 13, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

s/George Finch Town Manager Town of Harrison

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TOWN OF NAPLES PLANNING BOARD

The Naples Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. Review and approve the minutes of November 1st, 2011. 2. Review and sign Findings of Fact for Allen Land Co., LLC approved November 1st, 2011. New Business: A. An Application for Major Site Plan Review for property located on Roosevelt Trail and shown on Naples Tax Map U25, Lot 17, submitted by Gazebo Tees. B. An Application for Major Site Plan Review for property located on Roosevelt Trail and shown on Naples Tax Map R03, Lot 35 J, submitted by Kathy and Carl Sweezey. 2T49

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Obituaries

Page B, The Bridgton News, December 8, 2011

George D. Tracy

Marjory Knapp

Phyllis Tucker

NORTH WATERFORD — George D. Tracy, 87, of North Waterford, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital. He was born in Portland on May 8, 1924, the son of Clarence Smith and Gladys Tracy. He worked at Hebron Academy for many years as a dishwasher. He enjoyed television, radio and the Red Sox. He loved Christmas and keeping the sides of the roads clean while taking long walks. He was independent and taught himself to read by watching Sesame Street. George was liked by everyone who met and knew him. He is survived by Merle McAllister; Gloria Mckee and her children, Nicole and Shane; Keith McAllister and his wife, Crissy, and her children, Adam and Katelyn, a very special friend; Fred McAllister and his family; and Beverly and Joel Martin. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.chandlerfunerals.com A time of visitation was held Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m., with services following at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Interment followed at Norway Pine Grove Cemetery.

PORTLAND — Marjory Knapp, 77, of Portland, passed away on Nov. 29, 2011, following an extended illness. She was born in Wilton, the daughter of the late William and Bernice (Thompson) Knapp. She grew up in the Nason’s Corner section of Portland, attended Portland public schools, and graduated from Deering High School, Class of 1952. She continued to live in Portland, then the last three years lived at Scarborough Terrace, where she received loving care. Marjory worked for the Portland Public Schools for 25 years. She started one month following high school graduation, working as a clerk stenographer for the principal of Longfellow School. In time, she became a confidential secretary and served six superintendents in the Central Office. She subsequently worked in the Editorial Department of J. Weston Walch, publisher, for nine years. Kudos from supervisors included comments like “ability to learn many things quickly, works quickly and efficiently…works with integrity… loyal.” Her faith in Jesus Christ was central in her life. As a child she enjoyed Glenwood Square Baptist Church near her home and took part in Child Evangelism Good News Clubs. She joined First Baptist Church in 1955, which became her church home and her extended family. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the choir for many years. She also taught children’s Sunday School and was a deaconess, serving in many capacities. Marjory is survived by an aunt; four first cousins including Richard Stevens Jr. of Bridgton; and a second cousin. A memorial service for Marjory was held at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland, on Monday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Interment was Friday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m., at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sebago. Arrangements are under the guidance of Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. To offer words of condolence, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at www.independentdeathcare.com Memorial donations may be made to: First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Rd., Portland, ME 04103.

NORWAY — Phyllis “Penny” Noble Tucker, 85, of Waterford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center after a long illness. The eldest daughter of Philip Tubbs Noble and Eleanor Brown Noble, she was born on Oct. 21, 1926, in the same room that her mother was born in at the Brown Family Farm on the Greenwood Road in North Norway. Penny attended Norway schools, graduating from Norway High School in 1944. She then went on to study dental hygiene at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating in 1946, she began her career in Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y. While she was living in New York, she met the love of her life, John S. Tucker, who at the time was a cadet at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. They were married on June 12, 1951, at the All Saints Church in Great Neck. While living in New York and New Jersey, she and John had two children, Jeffrey Noble and Kimberly Anne. They continued to raise their family in New Jersey until 1972, when they moved to Waterville. While in Waterville, Penny continued her career by working for Kennebec Valley Health in the Northern regions of Maine as a visiting school dental hygienist. In 1987, after rebuilding their summer cottage on McWain Pond, John and Penny became permanent residents of Waterford. Penny was active in her community through Christ Church in Norway, the Norway Country Club, and her support of political causes. Penny was a multi-talented woman, who could accomplish whatever was set before her, much like her father. She raised two children, sold two houses, and buried her husband’s father, all while John was away at sea. She was a gallant soul. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Captain John S. Tucker; sister, Mary Bowler of Hampden; son, Jeffrey of Waterford; daughter, Kimberly Sacco of Underhill, Vt.; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; four step-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Anne Noble Penny. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford. A celebration of Penny’s life was held on Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Norway. A reception followed downstairs in the church. Private interment will take place at the Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris St., Norway, ME 04268.

Gertrude M. Dudley PORTLAND — Gertrude M. (Sullivan) Dudley, 87, of Portland, died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the Barron Center. She was the wife of the late Mahlon Dudley Sr., who died in September, 1990. Gertrude was born in Portland on Jan. 14, 1924, the daughter of the late Nathan and Myrtle (Sawyer) Sullivan and had been a Portland resident all of her life. She attended local area schools and graduated from Deering High School. She had been employed at B&M Baked Beans for 25 years before retiring, and then she went to work as a housekeeper for the Woodford’s Congregational Church in Portland. Gertrude enjoyed shopping as well as doing crafts; crocheting was her favorite and she was famous for her Irish knit sweaters. Her family also came first; she was completely devoted to them, and her animals came in a close second. She enjoyed the feeling she received by caring for others. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Hammond of Portland; her two sons, Mahlon Dudley Jr. of South Portland and Nathan Dudley of Sebago; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A private interment will be held at a later date at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. For further information and to sign Gertrude’s guest book, please visit www.advantageportland.com In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME 04102.

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John H. Meyer WINDHAM — John Hornblower Meyer, 92, died at home of heart failure on Nov. 29, 2011. The son of Alfred R. Meyer and Helen Hornblower Meyer, John was born in Belmont, Mass., on Nov. 20, 1919. He graduated from Milton Academy in 1938 and Yale University in 1942. While at Yale, he was a member of the swimming team, including the 1942 squad that won the NCAA championship. In that meet, John swam and medaled in the 200-yard breaststroke, utilizing the newly devised dolphin kick that later became part of the butterfly stroke. After graduation, John joined the Army, rising to the rank of Captain in the 694th Quartermaster Truck Company, serving primarily in England during World War II. John earned his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1947. He spent his entire professional career at United Shoe Machinery Corporation in Boston. At the time of his retirement in 1972, he was a Vice President and the company’s Chief Financial Officer. From 1947 to 1977, John lived in Cohasset, Mass., and was active in local affairs, serving on the school board, vestry of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, and the boards of the South Shore Community Center and Cohasset Yacht Club. He was instrumental in establishing the Cohasset Swim Center. He also served as chairman of the board of The Boys and Girls Camps of Boston, president of the Treasurers Club of Boston, and trustee of Plimoth Plantation, which was established on land bequeathed by his maternal grandparents. He was an incorporator of the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the New England Deaconess Hospital. Always attuned to our nation’s heritage, John was a member of the Union Club of Boston, Forty-Nine Club, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Boston Athenaeum. John moved to Windham in 1977, fulfilling a lifelong dream of farming, while remaining active in civic causes, including the local Boy Scout Troop and Kiwanis club. John had an abiding love of the ocean and sailing, including membership in the Blue Water Sailing Club. He played tennis and golf for decades, never quite reaching his goal of breaking 100. With his wife Patty, he engaged in numerous elder hostel excursions, developing a commitment to Native American culture. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his extensive family, orchestrating sportive activities at his Mt. Desert Island, and later Frye Island, summer houses; presiding over grand reminiscences at birthday and Thanksgiving gatherings, and holding spirited discussions about current affairs. Throughout his life, he maintained his conservative fiscal values, while supporting community engagement and encouraging younger generations to hold on to their idealism. John is survived by his wife, Patricia (Darling); as well as his 11 children/stepchildren: William Burnham of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., Robert Burnham of Sewickley, Pa., John H. Meyer Jr. of West Rockport and Littleton, N.H., Peter Meyer of East Falmouth, Mass., August Meyer of Randolph, Vt., Sarah Woodhead of Pomfret, Vt., Harriott Shea of East Montpelier, Vt., Dorothy Storrow of Gill, Mass., Christopher Hidell of Hull, Mass., Bennett Hidell of Windham, Brooke Hidell and Jessica Shivik of South Casco; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and his siblings, Janet Lowrey, Robert Meyer, and Alfred R. Meyer Jr. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at the Windham Hill United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Muir and the Rev. Sally Colegrove officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dolby Funeral Chapels in Windham. Burial will be at a later date at the family plot in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s honor may be made to one of the following organizations: Plimoth Plantation (www.Plimoth.org), Cohasset Swim Center, P.O. Box 132, Cohasset, MA 02025 or Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Rd., Windham, ME 04062.

Vincent P. Cardone BRIDGTON — Vincent P. Cardone, 84, of Harrison, died Thursday, Dec. 1 at Bridgton Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 22, 1927, the son of Vincent Joseph and Marie Babino Cardone. He graduated from high school and served his country in the U.S. Marines. Following his time in the service he continued his education in radio and television. He was an electronics engineer, as well as a mechanical and design engineer. He had many patents through companies that he worked for and held several of his own. He enjoyed golf and bowling in his younger years. He was very innovative; he built a dumb waiter using a garage door operator so he would not have to carry groceries up the two flights of stairs. He founded Bud’s Barge, a floating ice cream business on Long Lake and Sebage Lake, featured on “Bob’s Basement” on Channel Six News. He was a strong family man, always putting family needs before his own. He is survived by his wife, Roberta (Vlaun) of Harrison; a daughter, Cynthia; two sons, Thomas and Jeffrey; grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Hope and Alysa; and a great grandson, Gabriel. Visiting hours will be held at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremations Services, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Bridgton. Burial will be at a later date at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

Donald R. Brown

FERNANDINA BEACH, FLA. — Donald R. Brown, 70, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Dover, N.H., and served in the United States Navy for 22 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1979. He worked for 13 years in the shipbuilding industry as an engineer and was on the design team for the Arleigh Burke class destroyers at Bath. He was a real estate broker in Jacksonville before moving to Fernandina Beach in 1998. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kelly Ann Boshea, who passed away in 2010. He leaves behind his wife, Darlene T. Brown; a son, Phillip Gregory Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.; a stepson, Burton Glen Packard of Waldoboro; a brother, Gregory B. Brown of Casco; a sister, Theresa Brown of South Portland; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life was be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard with Father Robert Hanlon, officiating. He will be laid to rest at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Please share his life story at www.oxleyheard.com. Memorial donations may be made to: Alcoholic Service Center, Inc., 20 West Fourth St., Jacksonville, Florida 32206.

Norbert Joseph Levine AUBURN — Norbert Joseph “Bert” Levine passed away on Nov. 29, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. Bert was born Oct. 3, 1942 in Caribou, Maine, the son of Thomas and Loretta Levine of Buxton. He attended Buxton schools. As a young man he worked in the woods alongside his father. He spent many years to follow working in the vacuum cleaner business with his brother-in-law, Bill. In his later years you could find Bert mingling with the help or telling tall tails at the round table at Mary’s Place on Main Street in Bridgton. Bert was never at a loss of words and always had someone laughing. Bert is survived by his longtime companion, Marilyn Craigin; a son Randy and wife Rebecca King of Goffstown, N.H.; stepchildren, Fred and wife Karen King of Harrison, Maine, Joy and husband Ronnie Singer of Martinsville, Ind., Barbara and husband Larry Blanchet of Piedmont, S.C.; one grandson, Brandon and wife Kara King of Goffstown, N.H., five step-grandchildren, Christopher and Colin Blanchet of Piedmont, S.C., Tammy, Tonya and Melissa King of Harrison, Maine; one greatgrandson, Dyson Joseph King of Goffstown, N.H.; and two nephews, Scott and Jeff Meikle and families, both of Saco, Maine. He was predeceased by both parents and a sister, Ella May Graffam. Respectfully, at his request, there will be no service. Per request of the family, if anyone wishes, a donation may be made to the Hospice House in Bert’s name, at 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at the Hospice House for all their love and care that was shown to Bert through his final days.

Russell “Russ” Bohl Russell “Russ” Bohl, 57, died Dec. 1, 2011 at his North Bridgton home after a short illness. Russ was born Nov. 17, 1954, the son of Margaret (Walsh) and Lester H. Bohl of New York. He graduated from Chelmsford (Mass.) High School in 1973. He was employed as a contractor in Massachusetts and Maine. On March 1, 1980 he married Carol Donahue in Chelmsford, Mass. They moved to North Bridgton with their family in 2003. Russ loved hiking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, horseback riding, fishing and times spent with his family. He especially enjoyed trips up to his camp in Weld. He was a member of the Vineyard Christian Church in Mechanic Falls. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Donahue) Bohl of North Bridgton; three daughters, Tracy Ann and her husband Troy Knowles and children Shana, Mark and Jonathan of Assonet, Mass.; Janine Adrian and her husband Michael Chaine and children Brandon, Benjamin, Logan, Riley, Tristen, Isabella and Colby of North Bridgton; and Lisa Marie Bohl-Donahue and children Kaitlin, Gabriella, Miya and Adelynn of Hubbardston, Mass.; one son, Russell Joseph Bohl and his wife Rebekah and children Tobias and Lydia of Gloucester, Mass., his mother, Margaret of Maryland; three sisters, Judy O’Neal of Chelmsford, Mass., Pamela Dehmers of Maryland and Evelyn Varnerin of Norton, Mass., and one brother, John Bohl of Greenville. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Vineyard Christian Church, 90 Lewiston Rd. (Rte. 121), Mechanic Falls at 1 p.m. with a reception in the fellowship hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: Wounded Warrior Project at www.WoundedWarriorProject.org


Sports

Obituaries

December 8, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

John W. Small Sr.

Barbara M. Asbury

NORWAY — John William Small Sr., 70, of Norway, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, following a heart attack. John was born in Paris, Sept. 26, 1941, the son of Edna Small (Monk) and Carl Michael Small. He joined the U.S. Army in October 1958, and had 17 years of total military service in the Combat Engineer Battalion and also later in life as a chaplain’s assistant in the National Guard. He recently became a member of the American Legion. He worked primarily at A.C. Lawrence Leather Co. and Wilner Wood Products, as well as other local businesses. After his years of service in the military, John was a pastor-evangelist, first as interim pastor for the Harrison Seventh-day Adventist Church, as well as a literature evangelist for the church. He later was a church planter/pastor for the Advent Christian Church and was pastor at the Bridgton, Port Clyde and Limerick churches as well as Seabrook, N.H., and Charlton, Mass., churches. John also had his own ministry known as Voice in the Wilderness Ministries. He spoke and had Bible studies in many towns in Maine, as well as a radio program on Rumford and Norway stations for several years. Most recently, he had been helping with Men on Fire Gospel Music Ministry. John was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Ingrid (Hayes) Small for 44 years; he adored his children and grandchildren. He and his wife shared a love for photography and travel. They took many pictures and traveled together, including a trip to Alaska last year. He also loved gardening and taking care of his birds, fish and outdoor “critters.” Along with his wife, Ingrid, he leaves his son, John W. Small Jr.; two grandsons and two granddaughters; his daughter, Yvonne Mills; brother, Michael Small of Oxford; five stepsisters and one stepbrother and their families from the marriage of John’s mother, Edna to Everard Monk; four stepsisters and five stepbrothers and their families from the marriage of John’s father, Carl Small to Esther Small; and aunts, uncles and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his mother, Edna Monk; stepfather, Everard Monk; father, Carl Small; uncle; stepsister, Geraldine Cook; and special cousin. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillfuneralservices.com. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Oxford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 259 Fore Street, Oxford, with a time for visitation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service. A celebration of John’s life will follow downstairs in the church after the service. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford.

CAPE ELIZABETH — Barbara Mae Asbury, 88, of Cape Elizabeth, died peacefully on Nov. 28, 2011, at Mercy Hospital. She was born on May 30, 1923, in Melrose, Mass., the daughter of William and Mary Alena (Dunne) Doherty. Barbara attended local schools and was a 1941 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. She married E. H. Asbury in 1957. Barbara was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Church. She was an avid bridge player. She enjoyed all family gatherings. Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life. Barbara was predeceased by her parents; her husband Tim; and a daughter, Sandra Asbury Kostopoulos. Surviving are a son, William Jackson of Frisco, Texas; three grandchildren including Anthony Kostopoulos of Sebago; and two greatgrandchildren. Visiting hours were held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers were recited at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at the chapel, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com Those who wish may make contributions in Barbara’s memory to: The American Cancer Society New England Division, One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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GRAY — Mary Ann (Watt) Redlon, 78, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Portland on Monday, Nov. 29, 2011, with her loving son at her side. The family was pleased that she stayed long enough on Sunday to spend time with her beloved nieces, family and lifelong friends before she journeyed on to join those loved ones waiting for her at the dance. She was born in Bridgton on June 28, 1933, to C. B. Watt and Christine Jewett Watt. Mary Ann was born to be a nurse. As a young girl, she lovingly cared for her ailing mother. Upon her mother’s death, she forged ahead by caring for local families, while she worked her way through school at Fryeburg Academy. She proudly graduated in 1951 and moved to Portland to attend Mercy Hospital’s School of Nursing. It was in Portland where she met the love of her life, Paul E. Redlon. She first saw him working high atop a church steeple, and their dance began. They married in 1956, and even after 52 years of marriage Paul lovingly referred to her as “his girlfriend.” Moving from Portland to Little Sebago Lake in 1968 was another milestone. The Redlons were the first family to live year round on the Upper Camp Road. Since this portion of the road was not plowed in the winter, Mary Ann used her snowmobile to transport groceries, laundry and children back and forth from the house to the lot where her car was parked. Happy memories of being at the lake are deeply woven throughout the entire, large, extended family. Mary Ann loved being a nurse. She worked in various disciplines from OB to gerontology. She rose to the position of Director of Nursing at Brentwood Manor in Yarmouth. It was there she combined two of her passions, nursing and cats. She understood the connection shared between people and animals. She convinced her employers to allow three live-in cats. She was a pioneer in pet therapy. Mary Ann’s love of animals began at birth and she always had pets. In fact, she and Paul received two cats as wedding gifts! Mary Ann also loved to teach. She taught CNA classes at Brentwood, led Girl Scout Troops in Gray and was always eager to share her wealth of knowledge and professionalism. She was an independent woman, well ahead of her time. When told by her banker that she needed her husband’s approval to buy a car she stated, “It’s not his car!” (She loved her Golden Olds.) Throughout her life, Mary Ann’s personal mantra was “You can and You will!” And, she did! Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Paul E. Redlon; her brother, Bernard C. Watt; and her sister, Veronica (Watt) Lewis. She is survived by her three children, John J. Redlon III, Bernardette Redlon, both of Gray, and Rachael Redlon of Tampa, Fla.; her cherished only grandson; and also many nieces and nephews who made up her large family she so dearly loved. Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray. Graveside services will be in Gray Village Cemetery in the spring. A celebration of her life will be held at the lake at that time. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed to the family at www.legacy.com. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, LLC, Gray. Please make memorial donations to: Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037.

LEWISTON — Charles L. Locke, 70, of Westbrook, died Nov. 20, at Central Maine Medical Center. He was born in Everett, Mass., April 18, 1941, the son of Charles W. and Alice (Hanson) Locke. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked for many years at Bell & Howell as a field manager until his retirement in 2006. He was a lifelong member of the volunteer fire department in Hiram and Baldwin, where he also served as fire chief. He is survived by his son, Craig Locke of Sidney; his daughter, Robin Locke of Readfield; two stepsons, Michael Lalonde of Limerick and Norman Lalonde of Tewksbury, Mass.; two stepdaughters, April Lalonde of Porter and Deborah Lalonde of Phippston, Mass.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his sister, Linda Locke of Westbrook. A reception in memory of Charlie was held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall Post 123, 31 Mountain View Avenue, Porter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 123 in Porter. Arrangements under the care of Dostie Funeral Home, Lewiston.

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Robert D. Budroe Jr. HARRISON — Robert D. Budroe, Jr., 68, of Harrison, passed away on Nov. 24, 2011. Born in Conway, N.H., the son of Robert and Virginia (Young) Budroe, he had lived in various places throughout New Hampshire and Maine. Mr. Budroe graduated from Kennett High School, Class of 1961 and he had worked for the former J.V. Components in Conway, Maine Machine Products in South Paris and Crowley Transportation in Loudon, N.H. Robert had been a member of the Bridgton Fire Department for 10 years, a former member of the Grange and a former member of the Valley Christian Church in East Conway, N.H. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Wiggin) Budroe of Harrison; his mother, Virginia Budroe of North Conway, N.H.; a son, Keith Budroe of Bartlett, N.H.; two grandchildren; and his sister, Gail K. Grace of Tamworth, N.H. Graveside services will be held at the North Conway Cemetery later in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Peter P. Finlay CANDIA, N.H. — Peter P. Finlay, 77, of Candia, N.H., died on Nov. 27, 2011, at the Hospice Center at the VA Medical Center-Manchester in Manchester, N.H., with his family at his side. Peter was born on Sept. 18, 1934, in the Bronx, N.Y. A Korean War veteran with the USAF, Pete was an established artist and printer. In his younger years, he was a baseball player, a power hitting first baseman, who tried out with the Dodgers. Pete enjoyed his last 20 years in Naples. He gave many donations to local hospitals, charities and people in need in the Naples area. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

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and listen. I have the support of the administration and parents. I think expectations and goals are reasonable,” Coach Leland said. “This is a very tough league. We have our hands full, but with that said, we won’t give up. We will play hard for the entire game.” What Players Think What do you see are the three keys for success? Maggie McConkey: Our three keys to success are simple. Playing strong defense, endurance for 32 minutes, and being able to finish shots in the paint and on the free throw line. Last year, defense was a struggle for us and being able to improve on it for this season will help us for a better outcome. Sky Dole: I think that the three keys for success this season are working hard on defense, out hustling the other team, and also having strong team chemistry. What are you most excited about? Maggie McConkey: I am most excited about having this group of girls to work with my senior year. We all get along perfectly well and that is important. Sky Dole: I am most excited for games to start to see what we are capable of. I really want to make it to playoffs this year. I really think we can do it. “We will have a good season if we…” Maggie McConkey: We will have a good season if we continue to work hard in practice to stay in shape. Like I said, defense will be a key factor so we really need to take on the challenge of being able to press for most of the game and maintain enough energy to play solid offense. Also, we will have a good season if we work hard through every game until the last second. Even if the score is not in our favor, we can’t give up because once we start to give up on ourselves and each other, that’s when problems start to develop. Sky Dole: We will have a good season if we work together as a team in games and practices and also communicating on the floor. VARSITY BOYS’ BASKETBALL Head Coach: Sedge Saunders Assistant Coach: Billie L’Heureux Junior Varsity Coach: Joe Levitt The Roster: Seniors Chandler Blake, Lionel Rutabayiro, Djorje Obradovich, Mike Costa, Sonam Sherpa, Milos Todosijevic, Bobby Ramsay, Kevin Knowles and Zachery Sargent; juniors Bright Amoako, Tyler Saunders and Kevin Tang; sophomores Walker Mallory and Luka Vujotic; freshman Jonathan Burk. Key returnees: Bright Amoako averaged 12 points per game last year while also dishing out five assists a game, as well. Djorje Obradovich (6-foot-6) is back after missing most of last season with a foot injury. Bobby Ramsay was the Raiders’ starting power forward last year. Kevin Knowles got some quality varsity minutes last season. Mike Costa was the Raiders’ leading three-point shooter last year. Walker Mallory came on strong at the end the season and Tyler Saunders also got some valuable minutes. What will it take for the team (3-14) to be better than a year ago? The Raiders lack the size it had last year so FA won’t be able to throw the ball inside (with the graduation of Colby Locke) when the team needs a hoop. “Therefore, we need to create some offense with our defense. We will look to be more of an up-tempo team and try to spread teams out,” Coach Saunders said. “The most important key will be improving our mental toughness. We have to battle every possession especially defensively. We also have to execute and communicate to the best of our ability if we are going to compete in this incredibly difficult conference.” Based on what you have seen in the preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? “Preseason is so short it’s difficult to get a read on the identity of your team. I suspect it will take a couple weeks into the season to have an accurate portrait of this team,” Coach Saunders said. “The NBA and

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college preseason is twice as long as ours, so I find it mind-boggling that the Maine Principals Association expects us to be able to prepare these kids in such a short period of time.” Three goals you have for your team? “The team came up with goals for the season and we’ve decided to focus on shortterm process oriented goals. We want to be the hardest working team in the league, and this will be measured by floor burns and all the other intangibles like deflections and charges taken. We also want to be tougher mentally and physically. The boys are working hard in the weight room and making selfcontrol and poise a priority in practice,” Coach Saunders said. To be competitive, what are three key things your squad must do? “To be competitive in the Western Maine Conference, we have to be competitive in practice. I feel our practices have been more intense thus far,” Coach Saunders said. “We try to make every drill competitive, which will allow us to recreate the speed and intensity of a league game.” He added, “Obviously, we’ve got to take care of the ball, understand our roles and play to our strengths in order to be successful this year.” What a Player Thinks Lionel Rutabayiro is a senior from Rwanda, and has been with the Raiders for four years. What do you see are the three keys for success? Lionel Rutabayiro: Three keys for this season will be unity, leadership and poise. In the fourth quarter, down by 10 with three minutes to go, you have to have poise. You can’t point fingers at your teammates. What are you most excited about? Lionel Rutabayiro: I am excited about my team this year. We have a great group of guys ready to step in at any time and deliver. If we can promote unity, leadership and poise, this season should be exciting. I am also excited because I love basketball. “We will have a good season if we…” Lionel Rutabayiro: We will have a good season if we putin the effort and work hard every practice and game. If we have unity and poise, we should have a great season. We also need to do the little things like getting to loose balls and taking the charge. I feel like these are some of the goals that can lead us to a great season.

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(Continued from Page 11B) Q. What would your dream moment be? AC. Going to States and winning the Gold Ball. Q. What has basketball taught you? AC. It has taught me about teamwork, helped with self-confidence and to always push myself to work my hardest. Q. Who has inspired you? AC. My family has inspired me because they are at all of my games and push me to do my best.

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accomplish this season? SS. I hope to make a run to and into the playoffs. Q. What do you enjoy the most? SS. My team and how we are all like brothers. Q. What do you like the least? SS. When I have a bad game, I always want to play my best. Q. What makes you successful? SS. I just go my hardest and go all out every day I am on the court and off. Q. What would your dream moment be? SS. To hold the Gold Ball up high with my team and being able to be called, “State Champs.” Q. What has basketball taught you? SS. Commitment, teamwork, loyalty and how to be competitive in a professional manner. Q. Who has inspired you? SS. My dad. He was the one who introduced me to basketball and constantly, every day, talks and teaches me things about the game to keep me going. He always has my back.

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about? Donnie Kellough: I am probably most excited to play and possibly beat Bonny Eagle this year, since we never have in Ice Cats’ history. I plan to play hard and leave it all on the ice, win or lose, it’ll be a great game. Come see us on Friday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. at home! T.J. Leach: I am extremely excited to see how well we will play this year compared to last year. We got a big help from the Fryeburg side of the team this year with two new offensive players and two new goalies. They have molded to the team already, and I can’t wait for the first game of the season.  “We will have a good season if we…” Donnie Kellough: We will have a good season if we work hard in practice, on and

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Regional sports PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Abby Craffey

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer What makes Abby Craffey a very good basketball player goes beyond her ability to shoot three-pointers or make strong passes. Abby believes her success on the court is all about attitude. “I want to do what is best for my team and keep improving my skills,” the Laker senior said. “I love playing on a team that is as close as ours is this year.” A deadly shooter from behind the three-point stripe (she made 19 of the team’s 65 treys last season), Abby will be highly counted on this year as the Lakers make a run at the Western B title. “Abby has had a tremendous preseason for us. She has worked extremely hard in practices and has demonstrated a very unselfish attitude that has been contagious among her teammates,” Lake Region varsity girls’ basketball coach Paul True said. “She has played well at both ends during our preseason scrimmages, and she is deserving of our Player of the Week honors.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Abby is this week’s Lake Region Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a speciallydesigned t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Craffey File

Name: Abby Craffey Year in School: Senior Town: Casco Parents: Liz and Dan School Activities/Sports: Varsity field hockey, basketball, softball, Varsity Club Q. Why did you choose basketball? AC. My sister started playing, then I tried it and I’ve loved it ever since. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? AC. Living up to our full potential and winning the Gold Ball! Also, keep improving my defense. Q. What do you enjoy the most? AC. I love playing on a team that is as close as ours is this year. Q. What do you like the least? AC. This is the last season playing with my team.

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Sam Smith

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Sam Smith could be an impact player on a Lake Region boys’ basketball team hoping to improve enough this year to make a playoff run. A sophomore guard, Sam “loves the game of basketball and is committed to being a competitive varsity player,” said Lake Region varsity boys’ basketball coach J.P. Yorkey. This past off-season, Sam played on a spring AAU team, fully participated in the Lakers’ summer basketball program, which included early summer practices, attended Gold Rush team camp with the Lakers, played in summer games, and was in attendance at morning individual workouts.   Sam also helped coach the Laker summer day camp for younger players.   Sam also played in the Maine Athletic Club’s Fall Basketball League (varsity division) on a team of players from our four towns. As one can see, the rookie guard has put in the homework, and is now prepared for the big test — varsity basketball. “Over the first two weeks of the preseason, Sam has listened well, hustled and has been a good teammate,” Coach Yorkey said. “He has steadily improved, and scored 15 points on five three-point field goals in our final preseason game Saturday night versus Mt. Ararat. He also looked good running the break in the Morse game last Saturday morning. He’s ready.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Sam is this week’s Lake Region Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed tshirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

Winter Previews: Lake Region tinue to show the kind of team chemistry and teamwork we have exemplified during our pre-season practices and games. As I said, our team has all the potential in the world if we decide to use it and to constantly work together. I am confident that we can and we will do that. Allison Clark: We will have a good season if we communicate with each other on the court at all times because that’s one thing the we struggle with. VARSITY BOYS’ BASKETBALL Head Coach: J.P. Yorkey Junior Varsity Coach: Chris Marston Team Roster: Seniors Alex Hall (forward) and Alex Hartford (forward); juniors Derek Douglass (center), Patrick Irish (guard), Mike Mageles (guard), Lewis Morton (forward), Shane Porter (forward) and Mike Triglione (guard/forward); sophomores Ben Chaine (guard), Erik Christensen (forward), Cody Gibbons (guard) and Sam Smith (forward); freshman Quinn Piland (guard). Top Returnees: Alex Hartford, who averaged 11.4 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game; Mike Triglione, who averaged 6.6 points per game; and Alex Hall, a defensive stopper. What will it take for the team to be better (5-12) than a year ago? Coach Yorkey lists playing calmly, confidently, tough and together. Based on what you have seen in preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? On the strength side, Coach Yorkey says, “Great group of kids who get along well with one another. They listen, they hustle, and they are good teammates. We do have two returning starters, nine returning varsity players and a core group that has played together throughout the off-season.” As to weaknesses, Coach Yorkey said, “We are a bit undersized up front and inexperienced in the backcourt.” Three goals you have for the team? 1.) To be able to consistently possess and control the ball against any opponent; 2.) To master our defensive scheme; and 3.) To enjoy the game, enjoy each other, and give back to the community. To be competitive, what are the three key things your squad must do? 1.) Consistently possess and control the ball against any opponent; 2.) Master our defensive scheme; and 3.) Enjoy the game, enjoy each other, and give back to the community. What three things have you encouraged about this year’s team? “We have a good number

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baseline to baseline, but we also need the ability to slowdown, show patience and make good decisions,” Coach True said. “We want to be aggressive, but at times, we get over-aggressive and try too hard, which leads to mistakes.” Three goals you have for the team? “One, to play as hard as we can every day to make ourselves better. Yes, expectations are high for this team. If we play hard, the wins and losses will take care of themselves. The only things that we can control are our effort and our attitude. Two, we want to create an atmosphere of family, collective responsibility and to treat everyone with respect,” Coach True said. “Finally, inclusion. We want everyone to be part of this program from our community, fans, staff members and our youth. We want to embrace everyone.” To be competitive, what are the three key things your squad must do? Coach True’s list includes: 1.) Trust ourselves and our teammates; 2.) Focus on effort and attitude; 3.) Be disciplined in what we do. What three things have you encouraged about this year’s team? “I love the enthusiasm the kids are showing. Our effort on a daily basis is unbelievable,” Coach True said. “I couldn’t be happier with the chemistry I am seeing between the players and the players and coaching staff.” What Players Think What do you see as the three keys for success? Rachel Wandishin: I think the three keys for success this season are staying disciplined and leaving everything we have on the court each time we play; keeping a positive attitude no matter what adversity we experience; and consistently making each other better every opportunity we have to do so. Allison Clark: I think the three keys for success for this season are work hard on defense, communicate with each other, and play as one. What are you most excited about? Rachel Wandishin: I am most excited about seeing where we will take ourselves this season. We have all the potential in the world and I cannot wait to see how we use that potential and see where we end up at the end of the season. Allison Clark: I am most excited about playing with everyone this year because it’s most of the same players as last year. “We will have a good season if we…” Rachel Wandishin: We will have a good season if we con-

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Hoop Schedules Varsity Girls Fri., Dec. 9, 5:30, Poland Tues., Dec. 13, 7:00, Yarmouth Thu., Dec. 15, 5:30, at Waynflete Sat., Dec. 17, 4:00, Freeport Tues., Dec. 20, 5:30, at Gray-NG Thu., Dec. 22, 7:00, Cape Eliz. Wed., Jan. 4, 7:00, Greely Fri., Jan. 6, 6:00, at Wells Tues., Jan. 10, 6:30, York Thu., Jan. 12, 7:00, at Falmouth Sat., Jan. 14, 7:00, at Freeport Fri., Jan. 20, 5:30, at Poland Mon., Jan. 23, 7:00, Fryeburg A. Thu., Jan. 26, 6:30, at York Tues., Jan. 31, 7:00, Falmouth Fri. Feb. 3, TBA, at Greely Tues., Feb. 7, 6:30, at Fryeburg A. Fri., Feb. 10, 5:30, Gray-NG

of players that really love this game and have a good basketball IQ. They understand basketball terminology and can pick up some things quickly. This is encouraging,” Coach Yorkey said. “I have seen progress toward really tough, physical team defense. This is encouraging. I have also seen recent improvement in halfcourt offensive execution.” What a Player Thinks What do you see are the three keys for success for this season? Alex Hall: Communication, dedication and trusting other teammates with the ball. What are you most excited about? Alex Hall: I am most excited about the start of the season. The team has put in a lot of summer and fall hours into playing in different leagues to make ourselves better. To top it all off, we start

out against Poland, which could not be more exciting for me. We know they are a very strong team this year, so our skills will be tested when Friday comes around, but I have no doubt that we can beat them. “We will have a good season if we....” Alex Hall: Keep our heads up throughout the whole game. Last year, I felt that even if we were close to some good teams during the game, we felt that once we came out of the locker room after halftime, the game was done for us. It will be important for each player to make sure everyone’s morale around them stays strong no matter what quarter the game is in. I think if we can accomplish that, we have a much  better chance of staying close in tight games and possibly coming out on top in the end. 

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Regional sports

Previews: Raiders

CENTER OF ATTENTION — Sophomore Tiana-Jo Carter (#33) will look to raise her game to the next level after a spectacular rookie season as Lake Region hopes to go deeper in this year’s Class B playoffs.

Previews: Lakers

VARSITY GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Head Coach: Paul True Assistant Coaches: John Kohatala, Kate Callahan, Doug Banks Junior Varsity Coach: Pauline Webb The Roster: Seniors Rachel Wandishin (guard), Abby Craffey (guard), Allison Clark (guard) and Shannon VanLoan (forward); juniors Sydney Hancock (guard), Savannah Devoe (forward), Kasey Huntress (guard), Kayleigh Lepage (forward), Kelsey Winslow (forward) and Kate Cutting (guard/forward); sophomores Jordan Turner (guard) and Tiana-Jo Carter (center); freshman, Sarah Hancock (guard). Top Returnees: Center Tiana-Jo Carter (6-foot-1) led the Lakers in scoring at 10.1 points per game and gave the team a major presence in the paint, something not seen in these parts for years. The Lakers return sharpshooters Sydney Hancock (8.9 ppg and the trigger for the LR attack), Abby Craffey (6.7 ppg, including 19 three-pointers) and Allison Clark (6.6 ppg, including 15 three-pointers). Forward Kelsey Winslow rebounded from an early ankle injury to score 7.4 points per game. Other key returnees include pesky defenders Kasey Huntress and Rachel Wandishin, along with back-up

center Shannon VanLoan. Carter and Hancock were each selected to participate in the MBR 11th Annual Preseason All-Star Game played Nov. 13 at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. There were 10 players selected to play on the B West team to compete against B East. What will it take for the team (16-2) to be better than a year ago? Losing just one starter from a team that won 16 games including a 54-45 victory in the Class B West quarterfinals against Oak Hill, Coach Paul True closely looked at the problems his Lakers experienced against eventual state champ, Leavitt (which lost only one starter), in the 62-35 semifinal loss. “We have three major factors that we are focusing on,” Coach True said. “First, we need to be able to handle pressure situations, which we didn’t do in the playoffs. We also need to improve our free throw percentage. Too many of our games were close because we didn’t shoot free throws well. We are going to go to the basket, so we want free throws to be a weapon. Finally, we want a greater focus on getting the ball inside.” The Lakers want to certainly exploit the skills and presence of 6-foot-1 center Tiana-Jo Carter. However, Coach True says Carter should get plenty of inside help from Kelsey Winslow, who

“started to come into her own” late in the season, after recovering from a high-ankle sprain. Another “presence” will be senior Shannon VanLoan, who True says is “light years ahead” of where she was a year ago in terms of offensive and defensive ability. “Tiana is such a good passer that if teams double or triple her, she will get the ball to the open player,” Coach True said. “However, I’d like to see her be a little more selfish with the ball and make an athletic move to the basket, which she certainly is capable of doing. She played against two of the better post players in western Maine when we scrimmaged Deering and McAuley. Tiana was certainly up for the challenge.” Based on what you have seen in the preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? From a strength standpoint, Coach True feels his team is well-balanced blend of speed and interior size. “I really like our unselfish play, our overall work ethic and our competitive nature — these girls really want to win,” Coach True said. On the weakness front, the Lakers need to learn when to go full tilt and when to slowdown to run the offense effectively. “Yes, we want to play fast from

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VARSITY GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Head Coach: Dan Leland Assistant Coach: Dagny Leland Junior Varsity Coach: Steve Bush The Roster: Seniors Maggie McConkey (guard), Maddy Smith (guard), Emily Wilson (guard), Brenna Gerchman (guard) and Carrie Cressey (forward); juniors Kendra Fox (forward) and Ellen Bacchiocchi (guard/forward); sophomores Sydney Charles (forward), Sarah Welch (forward), Makayla Frost (guard) and Sky Dole (center). What will it take for the team to be better (5-12) than a year ago? “To improve this year we have a couple areas of focus. We need to take care of the ball. Far too many turnovers last season and this preseason. If we are going to compete, we need to do a much better job handling the basketball,” Coach Leland said. “We need to develop an aggressive style of team defense. And, we need to strike with our special teams. Just like football you have offense, defense and special teams. For us to be competitive, we need to focus on every dead ball and special situation, areas which I consider special teams include out of bounds plays under our basket, sideline out of bounds plays, free throws (offense and defense), opening tip, play coming out of a time out — offense and defense and final possession plays.” He added, “We need to be accountable as a team. Every player needs to understand their role and work together. We don’t match up well with some teams so we need to execute. Good teams take advantage of mistakes; we simply can’t make as many as we have been.” Based on what you have seen

DRIVING FOR A PLAYOFF SHOT — Fryeburg Academy senior guard Maggie McConkey hopes to lead her Raider teammates back to the playoffs this season. in the preseason, what do you game. “We don’t care if it is a feel are the team’s strengths prelim and have to travel,” Coach and weaknesses? Strengths Leland said. “We just want to come from four-year starter get in.” Maggie McConkey (8.4 points 2.) Improve. “We have a very per game) and post player Skye tough start before Christmas. We Dole (8.0 points per game). Both hope to develop and come togethplayers were selected to take part er as a team so we can make a run in the MBR 11th annual pre- in January,” the coach said. season All-Star basketball game 3.) Have fun. “Isn’t that what at Central Maine Community it is really all about?” he said. College. “They should be able To be competitive, what are to help on the offense end of the the three key things your squad floor,” Coach Leland said. must do? “To be competitive, Weaknesses, according to the you can see above with our areas coach, include handling pres- of focus,” he said. sure, team defense and reboundWhat three things have you ing. “These are our focus. They encouraged about this year’s need to improve for us to be in team? “I am encouraged by some Western Maine Conference the quality of student-athletes we have at Fryeburg. The team games,” Coach Leland said. Three goals you have for chemistry is great; they try hard the team? 1.) Play a post-season RAIDERS, Page B

Bowlers win title

FRYEBURG — The Maine State Candlepin Bowling Association held its annual Doubles Championship this past weekend at the Big 20 Bowling Center in Scarborough. This was a 10string event, with handicaps added. Placing first was the Saco Valley Sports Center team of Chris Graves and Ron Pelkie. Graves rolled the high total for the tournament with a 1494. Pelkie bowled a 1415, for a team total of 2909. The duo also won the high single pool with a combined one-game total of 325. Pelkie and Graves bowl on the same team — Stow Mountain Men — on Saco Valley’s Wednesday night

SACO VALLEY SPORTS CHAMPS — Ron Pelkie (left) and Chris Graves captured first place at the Maine State Candlepin Bowling Association Doubles Championship in Scarborough. Frank Layne (1335) and men’s league. Pelkie carries a 99 average and Graves, who Mike Stuart (1374) combined just started league bowling this for a 2709 for 34th place. There were 48 teams. year, carries an 80 average.


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