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Voters approve zoning change

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer By a margin of 2 to 1, Bridgton voters approved amendments to the Site Plan Review and Shoreland Zoning Ordinances, at a special town meeting referendum on Tuesday. Town officials say the changes approved to both ordinances will open the door to increased residential and commercial development in the downtown. AVESTA Housing has expressed interest in locating a $4 million, 21-unit senior housing complex at the former Chapter 11 building on Main Street — and Tuesday’s vote would allow that to happen. Polls were open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 13, and when all was said and done, Article 2, asking if the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance should be amended, passed with 200 in favor and 106 opposed. Likewise, Article 3, that asked if the Site Plan Review Ordinance should be amended,

also was approved by a vote of 200 to 106. What the vote means Bridgton’s Economic and Community Development Director, Alan Manoian, has said passage of the ordinance amendments “would allow for good quality mixed use development, and it would be instrumental in getting the economic engine of downtown Bridgton going again.” The previous stricter lot size requirements for the Downtown were put into place decades ago when the town did not have an adequate sewer system and the overall health of Stevens Brook was in question. Today, the town has an updated sewer system infrastructure that will handle proposed development. The Shoreland Zoning Ordinance amendments apply exclusively to what is known as the Downtown General Development District. ZONING, Page 12A

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Bridgton Hospital has set a course for an unprecedented “journey.” Many organizations strive for “excellence,” yet the local hospital is aiming for the highest recognition for “outstanding care” available in the healthcare market — “Magnet status.” “While Magnet indicates to the public that a hospital has shown outstanding nursing care, we want to strive for outstanding care from our entire organization,” said Karen Harding, R.N., Quality and Magnet coordinator. “Quality care involves everyone in the hospital, from being sure a room is comfortable for the patient, to treating the illness, to making sure that the person’s dietary needs are being met. When we talk about ‘quality care’ here at Bridgton Hospital, we are talking not just about nursing, we’re talking about a complete collaboration amongst all departments.” Harding, along with other staff members including Nancy Murphy and Ann Kurnick, both registered nurses in the Critical

Care Unit, have spent months collecting data (including comments from patient surveys), researching Magnet criteria and developing extensive reports outlining the “culture” at Bridgton Hospital and how the facility strives to provide quality care. “We are constantly striving to raise the bar when it comes to patient satisfaction,” Murphy said. If successful, Bridgton Hospital would be the first Critical Access hospital in the country to achieve Magnet status. Presently, there are 393 “Magnet” hospitals nationally, including Maine Medical Center in Portland. “Other hospitals have done it under the umbrella of a larger facility. We decided to pursue this on our own, independently of Central Maine (Medical Center), which has also applied,” Harding said. A Critical Access hospital is a facility, which is 15 miles from another medical institution, is in a rural area and has less than 25 inpatient beds. BH has 22. Stephens Memorial Hospital

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Grinch strikes; children rally

SACRIFICING — Luke Sekera has been saving his change for a computer, but when he heard that the children’s collection at the Denmark Congregational Church had been stolen, he donated all his savings to help replace the money stolen. (Photo by Allen Crabtree)

By Allen Crabtree Special to The News DENMARK — The children of the Denmark Congregational Church learned that the Grinch is real this Christmas. For six months, children have been asking the congregation at Sunday services for their loose pocket change for a special Heifer International outreach project. The nickels, dimes and pennies collected were all carefully deposited in a large five-gallon water-cooler bottle prominently displayed at the front of the church. Every week, the level of change inside it rose higher and higher as more was collected to the mission goal. That is, until last Thursday night when someone smashed open the front door of the church and like the Grinch stealing the Christmas presents from Whoville, made off with the bottle, change and all. “The bottle was more than

half-full and I estimate that there was probably $750 to $800 in it,” said Denmark Pastor John Patrick. “And when it was completely filled would have allowed us to buy a variety of farm animals through the Heifer International project to send to needy families around the world.” Pastor Patrick added, “This has also been a valuable lesson for the children that great things can be accomplished through perseverance and many small steps — a pocket of pennies and nickels may not be much by themselves, but with everyone working together they soon add up to an impressive amount.” There is a little consolation that whoever stole the money did not vandalize the church or steal anything else, but that doesn’t lessen the disappointment at the theft. The collection has been a project of not only GRINCH, Page 12A

Bridgton Hospital embarks on ‘Journey to Magnet’ in Norway is also a Critical Access facility. To “celebrate” the upcoming journey, a music video was created. It was unveiled last week. “The Board of Trustees appreciates the willingness of the staff to take on this challenge,” said Phil Libby, president of the Bridgton Hospital Board of Trustees prior to last week’s “grand premiere” of the video. Staff and administrators filled the outpatient waiting area in anticipation of the “long-awaited” and “much talked about” video. With many holding small bags of freshly popped popcorn, all eyes zeroed in on the television screen. Entitled, “The Journey Together…To Magnet Recognition,” the 4 minute, 44 second video features opening comments by BH President David Frum and BH Vice President of Administration and Nurse Executive, John Ludwig. They define what “Magnet Is..” “Magnet is an attitude. It is also a philosophy and a belief that relates to how our patients, our providers, our staff and how

‘SO HAPPY TOGETHER.....COMMITTED TOGETHER...EXCELLENCE AT BRIDGTON — Bridgton Hospital employees record lyrics to a short video clip celebrating the facility’s drive to achieve “Magnet” status. The recording was done at a Portland studio. every single employee in this organization thinks about their daily work routines,” Frum said. Magnet would signify that the level of care at Bridgton

Hospital exceeds national standards. “Magnet for Bridgton Hospital is really a driving force behind recognition of the hard work we’re already doing,” Ludwig said.

After comments by Harding and Murphy, the video transitions from serious to somewhat silly. Why make a music video? Frum sets the stage by sayMAGNET, Page A

Paying it forward

Group sends cards to troops

BUSY HANDS ARE HAPPY HANDS — Instead of isolating themselves, clients at Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. Day Support Program got busy this fall making Christmas cards for service men and women stationed overseas. Seated, from left (no last names used) are Sue, Kim, Larry and Corey, with group facilitator Mary Ross standing behind them. (Geraghty Photo)

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer It’s said that a simple act of kindness can make all the difference when given freely to a stranger. It can even save their life, at a time when they feel far away from home and all alone. That “pay it forward” spirit stayed with the men and women of the Bridgton Day Support Program at Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc., after they saw the movie by the same name. So when Group Facilitator Mary Ross told them the Inkwell, a Cornish print shop, was offering blank cards to make Christmas cards to send to America’s troops, they jumped at the chance. Day after day, starting in September, the group made it their mission to adorn the cards with stickers and craft foam candy canes, Christmas trees, teddy bears, dogs and wreaths.

They used colorful felt-tip markers to write “Happy Holidays!” and sign their first names. When they were done, the group had created over 500 cards — and they didn’t stop there. They are making over 100 more Christmas cards, to give out to patients at Bridgton Hospital, and residents of both the Fryeburg Health Care Center and the Bridgton Health Care Center. It’s all about being part of their world, instead of allowing their mental illness to isolate

them from it. Being together every day in a social setting, they check in with each other and connect with the larger world — and in so doing, they find hope and caring in their own lives. “You never know how one nice thing can keep feeding off another, and another,” said Corey, who grew up near former Bridgton Police Chief David Lyons, who is now stationed overseas. “They deserve it,” he said of the cards he CARDS, Page A

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Trailside property sold

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Local developer Mark Lopez confirmed Monday that he purchased the former Trailside Restaurant on Route 302 at auction last week for $250,000. “I was the successful bidder,” Lopez told The Bridgton News Dec. 12. “I had no real expectations of being successful,” he said. “I went (to the auction), because you never know what’s going to happen.” Asked if he plans to continue operating the building located at 518 Portland Road as a restaurant, Lopez said he has no specific plans for the property, at this time. The sale of the property includes a 4,464± square foot onestory building on 2.12± acres inclusive of remaining operating equipment, with 200± feet of frontage on Route 302 and an additional 2.22± acres on New Colonial Drive. The Dec. 7 auction was held by Tranzon Auction Properties. McDonald’s restaurant coming to town? Lopez is the owner of property on Portland Road across from Willett Road that has been named as the proposed site of a McDonald’s Restaurant. Asked Monday if he could comment about the status of the McDonald’s project, Lopez said he could not. When asked if McDonald’s is still planning to locate a restaurant in Bridgton, Kristel Wagner, Public Relations Manager for Rinck Advertising in Auburn which speaks on behalf of McDonald’s Corporation officials, said, “In response to your question, McDonald’s does not have an update on this property PACK THE PICK-UP — Lake Region Vocational SkillsUSA members (pictured, left to right) Jake as of today (Dec. 12). I hope to be able to provide you with more Ward, Greg Locke, Eric Botka, Branden Cash, Samantha Duncan and Mike Brooks participated information in early 2012.” in their annual “Pack-the-Pick-Up” at Food City in Bridgton on Saturday, Dec. 10. Students and staff are always amazed at how generous the community is at donating to the less fortunate. They will be at Tony’s Foodland in Naples this Saturday, Dec. 17, to continue their food drive. Food items will be collected at the Vocational Center for the next couple of weeks prior to delivering the items to local food pantries. By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – An age discrimination case — involving a Casco Rescue Department volunteer and the Casco Fire and Rescue Department — was on Monday’s agenda for the Human Rights Commission (HRC), but it was tabled for a third time. By Dawn De Busk the culvert and to the beach is On Tuesday, it was following According the HRC Case Controller Cindy Albert, this time Staff Writer dirty and slimy,” Hawley said. words from residents that the the complainant requested that that case, Irene Morton versus the CASCO – A steady stream “And, the sand washout: The Casco selectmen were persuadTown of Casco, be tabled. of residents and environmen- kids have to wade way out to ed to make a motion to chanThe next HRC hearing will be Jan. 23, according to Albert. “It tal professionals stepped to get to deeper water to swim. nel money from a road maintegets postponed from one to the next,” she said. the microphone with persisBoats don’t realize how shal- nance fund to the replacement The case was to be heard in early October, but was tabled the tent pleas on the importance of low it is there,” he said. “I of the Edwards Road culvert. first time until Oct. 31. That first request to postpone the case replacing the culvert on a brook am surprised a boat hasn’t hit Town Manager Dave Morton hearing came from the respondent, or the Town of Casco, said that leads to Crescent Lake’s someone.” offered several choices for findAlbert. public beach. Plenty of people echoed the ing money to pay for the project Before the Oct. 31 date, a second request to table Morton v. The Edwards Road culvert safety issues caused by the shift prior to the board motion. Casco was made; and the case was slated for the Dec. 12 gather- replacement is a project that in sand and sediment building Selectmen voted unanimousing of the commission. has been talked about before. up in the water, while other ly to earmark $68,000 to pay At press time, Albert had not returned a call to explain why the Support for the project was vis- community members hoped a the cost of the project that has case hearing had been pushed forward again — for the second ible during public testimony new culvert would solve flood- received a $10,000 grant that time. at Tuesday’s Casco Board of ing issues that were causing the has to be spent in two years. According to an investigator’s report, the rescue department Selectmen meeting. erosion. Several people asked Also, the work has a window may have violated age discrimination laws by giving shift preferA father of three children the elected officials to back the of opportunity that runs from ences to CFRD volunteers who are younger than Morton. who love swimming, Ken project that already had fund- June through September — so The report said Morton claimed that despite seniority with the Hawley said he uses the public ing and studies lined up. construction in the water does department, she was denied more desirable shifts and was subse- beach frequently. He has noted Basically, the ball had startquently offered fewer hours on the staff schedule. some concerns, which include ed rolling, and the town had The Bridgton News contacted neither Irene Morton nor offi- the water quality and the safety the power to keep it rolling, cials from the Town of Casco for a response, because parties around fellow boaters. Casco residents and state offiinvolved are instructed not to comment until a ruling is made by “The water running through cials said. the commission.

Case tabled, again

Ripe to develop? By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton’s Community Development Committee plans to meet next Monday, Dec. 19 with the Macdonald family, owners of Macdonald Motors, to talk about redevelopment options now that voters have passed higher-density zoning rules at Pondicherry Square. The Macdonald family owns three buildings on the southwestern corner of the intersection of Main Street and Portland Road — a small shop, home to Stone Surface & Granite, right on the corner; a larger building next door, once the home of Macdonald Motors; and another sizable building beside that, next to Rick Marston’s former Peg-aLeg Pete’s store. If all three buildings were torn down and replaced by a multiuse, multi-story complex fronting Stevens Brook, the redevelopment could have a long-term positive impact on the revitalizaDEVELOP, Page A

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not interfere with fish activity, according to Wendy Garland, an employee with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Watershed Management, which helped to land the grant money. For most of the meeting, the board was in its workshop. During that time, board members discussed the rules of a workshop, and whether or not people could participate in the discussion. The rule of thumb seemed to be — only experts and professionals that had been listed on the agenda prior to the workshop would be allowed to have the floor.

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BH journey to ‘Magnet’

(Continued from Page A) ing, “We wanted the staff to show their creativity and their excitement about applying for Magnet. And quite honestly to allow their personalities to come out.” Staff from every hospital department takes part in a reworked rendition of the Turtles’ popular hit, “So Happy Together.” After considering a variety of possibilities, Murphy dug out an old vinyl 45 of the song, which was “my other choice for my wedding song,” she said. “We changed the words to reflect Bridgton Hospital,” Murphy said. “We did some good roundtable brainstorming, and the words came together rather fast.” Background music was created by Fryeburg Academy’s music department, under the direction of Brent LaCasce. Some hospital staff members — who appear in the video — spent time inside a Portland recording studio putting words to the music. Leighton Images of Pownal pulled together all

of the components and created an interesting and entertaining clip. Viewing the video, one arrives at two conclusions — “togetherness” certainly exists amongst the BH family, and the group is committed to achieve the national distinction. “Our hope is the video goes viral — lots and lots of views,” said Pam Smith, director of development and community relations at Bridgton Hospital. “We hope people find it as fun and exciting as we think it is.” To see the video, go to the Bridgton Hospital website ( or search on You Tube. Word by 2012? If all goes well, Bridgton Hospital will know whether “the journey” was successful by late 2012. Harding said the extensive review process will include: • Once the American Nurses Credentialing Center determines whether Bridgton Hospital meets all Magnet criteria and documentation is accepted, an onsite visit will be scheduled.

• A copy of Magnet documentation (about 15-inches thick) will be made available for public review. Copies will be placed at the hospital, and there is a possibility the information will be added to the BH website. • Council representatives will interview patients to determine “what is written (by BH) is factual,” Harding said. “They want to substantiate that we are living what we are writing.” • It will take six to seven weeks before BH officials hear whether they achieved their goal. “If all goes well, we should know by the end of 2012,” Harding said. Once a hospital gains Magnet status, the facility must re-apply for the designation every four years. “We’re doing it not for ourselves as a hospital, but for our community,” Harding said. “By reaching Magnet, we’ll have proved we offer top level care and strive for excellence.” What will Magnet status ultimately mean? Murphy said

JOURNEY LEADERS — Leading the journey toward Magnet Status at Bridgton Hospital are (left to right) Nancy Murphy, R.N., Critical Care Unit; Karen Harding, R.N., Quality and Magnet Coordinator; Ann Kurnick, R.N., Critical Care Unit. (Rivet Photo) Magnet status does help in the recruitment of nurses and physicians. “You can’t change your geography, but you can become a shining star,” said Murphy in regards to the challenges rural hospitals face in recruiting,

especially physicians. From the staff’s prospective, Magnet designation validates “what we are doing” results in quality patient care and “what we plan to do” will push Bridgton Hospital toward constant improvement.

Ultimately, Magnet status benefits the patient. “By pursuing Magnet, we are taking ownership of what we do and what we can do better to provide patients with the best possible experience,” Murphy said.

Macdonald’s property: ripe to develop?

HUNDRED PERCENT CORNER — is an urban planning term used to describe the heart of a town, a sense of having arrived at the town itself. The Macdonald family, owners of Macdonald Motors, own three buildings on the southwestern corner at the intersection of Main Street and Portland Road in Bridgton. Members of the Community Development Committee will be talking to the Macdonalds about their redevelopment ideas for the corner at their meeting next Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 a.m. in the Bridgton Municipal Complex.

(Continued from Page A) tion of downtown, some believe. Bridgton’s Economic and Community Development Director, Alan Manoian, said he met around four months ago with Dan, Robert and Bill Macdonald to present a concept design for redevelopment of the properties. Manoian said the site has caught the eye of successful restauranteur Jimmy Burke of Pembroke, Mass., who owns and operates the Orta Restaurant in Pembroke. Manoian said Burke summers in the Greater Bridgton area, and is interested in selling his Massachusetts interests and making Maine his year-round home. “They love Bridgton,” Manoian said of Burke and his wife Joanie, who are nearing retirement age and want to reshape their business interests there. It all depends on Tuesday’s vote, he added, since without the ability to put apartments on the upper floors, Burke would not be able to make the numbers work. Manoian suggested that the

town could capture tax increment financing and/or use a portion of the town’s Community Development Block Grant funding to partner with the Macdonalds in having the redevelopment be the first step in creation of a Riverfront Promenade. Such a promenade could extend from Pondicherry Park, along lower Depot Street all the way to Pondicherry Park, he said. Committee members are also recommending to selectmen that six spaces in the municipal parking lot on Depot Street be approved for overnight parking, in order to keep cars off Depot Street to allow for plowing in the winter. If parking is to be allowed on Depot Street, the committee believes it should only be allowed on the side housing the Bridgton Community Center, and that proper sidewalks should be constructed with curbing up to the bridge by the Community Center. Currently, there is no curbing, and cars of persons living in the apartment houses on the street commonly park in

such a way as to cut the sidewalk off. “That street is just too damn narrow, you can’t have parking on both sides,” said Committee Chairman Mike Tarantino. “We feel that (sidewalks and overnight parking in the municipal lot) will improve the whole area.” At its last meeting, the com-

mittee also received an outline of possible future planning projects from Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz. The memo stresses the need for partnerships among the various town-appointed committees and suggests combining efforts with SAD 61 as well, to create training programs in conjunction with business attraction efforts.

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer LOVELL — Jay Lyons is ready to hit the ground running, so to speak, as Lovell’s new recreation director. The 44-year-old Lyons, who began his duties last week, says he “loves to work” — and his “work” the last several years has been focusing on helping youths develop as individuals through sports and recreational activities. Said Jay, “I work a lot — I love working!” The new rec director said he wants to build on the recreational programs already put in place by his predecessors, Scott Thomas and Mike Mendonca, and he definitely wants to hear from local residents as to what activities they would like to pursue. “I’m looking to continue how Lovell Rec has been built up over the years and looking to offer different programming for kids and more programming for kids, as well as activities for seniors and adults,” Jay said. “I am welcoming of

READY TO GET TO WORK — is Lovell’s new recreation director, Jay Lyons, who began his duties last week. (Ackley Photo) and will address whatever the After college, Jay enlisted in community’s needs are. I plan the U.S. Army, before joining to build upon present programs the Homeward Bound youth and expand from there. I’m real development program. excited to meet the whole com“I did that, for a number of munity and learn about their years,” Jay stated. needs and wants — what their Later on, Jay worked for the dreams are and see if we can Massachusetts Department of make them happen.” Youth Services where he helped “I attended my first Rec troubled youths in shelters and meeting, last night,” said Jay detention centers, for nine Friday afternoon. “The whole years. town and Rec Committee mem“After that, I worked for bers have been so inviting and the Appalachian Mountain so gracious, they really made Club, where I ran the Youth my first week and the transition Opportunity Program that that much easier.” trains youth workers,” he said. Jay grew up in Winthrop, “I met many of my friends Massachusetts, where he through the AMC, and by netdid mostly work with youths working through that, I met at the Winthrop Recreation my future wife, Terri Mulks,” Department, particularly in the said Jay. summer basketball program. Helping kids develop their full potential is a family affair for Jay and Terri, as she is the new Director at Camp Susan Curtis in Stoneham, a camp that serves underprivileged By Dawn De Busk youth. They moved to the Lake Staff Writer CASCO — Better than a Band-aid, crack-sealant has proven to Region two weeks ago, and currently reside in Naples. elongate the life of pavement that is a couple years old. “After the AMC, I became It’s a cost-effective way to give paved areas a longer lifespan. director of operations for the The Casco Board of Selectmen recently awarded a bid to D&D Sealcoating for the job of using pavement crack-sealant on half-a- Blue Hill (Mass.) Boys’ and dozen roads in the town. The lowest bidder, D&D, was chosen from Girls’ Club,” said Jay. “I loved it there — I was there for four three companies, including H.W. Dow and MPM. The roadways to receive the life-extending treatment include years. Then, my wife was runSpiller, Leach Hill and Quaker Ridge Roads, as well as Brown ning a camp in Rhode Island, and I worked for the YMCA in Avenue. Inadvertently omitted from the Referral for Proposals (RFPs) Rhode Island. After that, we was Johnson Hill Road, according to Town Manager Dave Morton. moved to Salem, Mass., where I He said the work for Johnson Hill Road would be adjusted to the was director of the After School and Camp programs.” contract. “We served 200 to 220, on a daily basis,” Jay said. “It is Dr. Ted Rogers a really great community — I Activator really enjoyed it.” Now, here Jay is in Lovell — and raring to get to work! “This is a great opportunity for me, and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” he Chiropractic Acupuncture said. Wellness Care & Lifestyle Change “I’m also looking forward Long-Term Corrective Care to meeting all of the other Office Located Corner of 302 & 35, Windham Crossing, Suite 205 area rec directors,” said Jay. 892-5430 “Coming from situations where TF rec was handled by independent agencies and clubs, it’s going to be exciting to learn how local towns do it.” When Jay and Terri have Tree and Landscape Co., Inc. time off they enjoy backpackDIRECTOR, Page A LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE

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TD Bank in Bridgton and Tony’s Foodland in Naples tied for the Business of the Year award, while Ricky’s Diner was honored as the Small Business of the Year at the annual dinner of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. The Dec. 6 event, held at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, also honored Holly Dvorak, vice president and manager of TD Bank’s Bridgton branch, as Community Volunteer of the Year, and named Campfire Grille in North Bridgton as the New Member of the Year. The President’s Award went to Macdonald Motors. The awards, chosen by chamber members, were given out prior to a buffet dinner held in the main dining area of the arts center, known for drawing such national artists as Livingston Taylor, Judy Collins and Jonathan Edwards. The members were entertained by SMAC owner Carol Noonan, who sang Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, as well as the blues tunes of Tricky Britches of Portland. TD Bank earned top honors as Business of the Year for its longstanding practice of community involvement, having been a mainstay in downtown Bridgton for many years. “TD Bank is always eager to answer the call for help from local organizations, and our chamber has often been the recipient of their generosity,” said Chamber Executive Director Jim Mains. Tony’s Foodland, tying for Business of the Year honors with TD Bank, was cited for the “hard work, creative marketing, and willingness to take chances” of its owner, David Allenson, and longtime store manager Mike Fleck. Allenson, who was named 2010 Maine Grocers Association Grocer of the Year, hasn’t slowed down, as seen by his most recent endeavor, the Crazy Stallion Pizza Pie Factory, featuring brick oven pizza. TD Bank’s company philosophy has been embraced by Dvorak, the chamber’s incoming president and this year’s top community volunteer. Dvorak serves as vice president of the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation, is president-elect of the Rotary Club of BridgtonLake Region and a member of the SAD 61’s Program Advisory Committee. She and her husband CHAMBER, Page A


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Searles’ request sparks need to change shoreland rules appeals board decided to get a legal opinion from Town Attorney William Plouffe before finalizing a decision on whether the planning board’s decision should be upheld. Shoreland zoning rules don’t list “commercial buildings with apartments” as a permitted use, but the rules don’t expressly prohibit the use either — and the board wants Plouffe to rule whether that means the use can be allowed. Searles said he had the town’s blessing to create an apartment on the second floor of his building, when he combined two lots and redeveloped the property in the late 1980s. Other commercial buildings in the village, such as The Block, have apartments, member Muffett Crowell pointed out. But the board wondered aloud whether it was ever proper, under shoreland zoning, to allow apartments in commercial buildings, and agreed that Searles’ application for a change of use brought the issue to light. The appeals board differed with the planning board on whether Searles’ change of use request triggered minimum lot size standards, which require 40,000 square feet for every

principal use in a structure. Searles’ property sits on twotenths of an acre. But while the planning board ruled that Searles was asking to add a third use (because the current use was a commercial office building with one apartment), the appeals board said Searles has always had three uses (two commercial and one residential), and is therefore grandfathered from having to meet the minimum lot size standard. “It’s been a whole bunch of different uses, but it’s always been three uses,” said Searles, ticking off the building’s former uses as a hardware store, a video store, deli and ice cream shop. All he wants to do, he said, is move around walls inside the ground floor to create the apartment; his septic system is rated to handle sewage for a four-bedroom house. Morse, asked by the appeals board to weigh in on the dispute, wrote in a Dec. 1 letter that the planning board’s denial should be upheld because “Each apartment is a separate principal use, as is the commercial office space — regardless of the fact that the multiple principal uses are housed within a single structure.” Therefore,

said Morse, Searles doesn’t have enough land to support the additional apartment. But the appeals board dismissed Morse’s opinion by saying Searles wasn’t adding an additional use. Code Enforcement Officer John Wentworth said the planning board rules that once Searles tore down the building and built an office bulding, The Anchorage, “any changes he makes from then on in have to meet minimum lot standards.” However, Wentworth said, the planning board allowed an apartment to be created on the second floor, contrary to the rules existing at that time. Following an hour of general review of the case, Chairman Bob MacBride focused the board’s efforts on the three reasons given by the planning board for their denial. In their ruling, the appeals board agreed as follows: • Change of use — “The appeals board believes that Section 12, C-4 (of the shoreland zoning ordinance) includes the ability to change a use in a multi-use structure.” The vote was unanimous. The planning board, in contrast, said Searles could not change one of the

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worries were put to rest once they saw the husband and wife team of Gilles Labelle and Brigitte Plouffe in action, cooking up poutine and other French-Canadian favorites from their former home in Quebec. Chamber members agreed they earned the award of Small Business of the Year

for their successful transition in ownership, as well as their generosity in supporting and helping local nonprofit organizations. The Campfire Grille has been a success from the time it opened in February, 2010, easily earning honors as the New Member of the Year. Located at the Pleasant Mountain Inn, the Campfire Grille quickly developed a loyal clientele, thanks to the efforts of its owners, manager and chef Michelle and Joel Hapgood, both graduates of Johnson & Wales University. Finally, Macdonald Motors earned the President’s Award for all that the Macdonald family has done over the years to revitalize the Greater Bridgton area.

“This community involvement has been passed on to the next generation, where there have been hours too numerous to count” involved in opening the BRAG Recreation Complex, Mains said. He said the car dealership has always lent “a hand and a vehicle” for such community events as the chamber’s Brew Fest or the Festival of Lights Parade, and the company’s head has always been willing to serve as auctioneer at the chamber auction. Karen Harding of The Pleasant View, Too B&B was presented with a bouquet of flowers at the awards dinner, in honor of the many years she served on the chamber’s board of directors, most recently as president.

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(Continued from Page A) ing, being outdoors and traveling, Jay said. Terri and Jay have set a goal for themselves of visiting all of the national parks, and they have been to half of them already, according to Jay. The couple enjoys their dog, Jackson, who is very friendly should people see him at the Lovell Rec Office upstairs at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post building on Smart’s Hill Road. Some of the programs offered by Lovell Rec include basketball for girls and boys of all ages, the skiing program at King Pine Ski Area on Wednesdays for kids in Grades 1 through 8, wrestling for boys and girls in Kindergarten through Grade 6, cheerleading for children in Grades 2 through 5, as well as Seniorcize on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Office hours at Lovell Rec are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Lovell Rec at 925-1084, for more information, or e-mail Jay at

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ber Muffett Crowell opposed. Crowell said that since nothing in the ordinance expressly prohibits commercial structures with apartments, they could be allowed. But MacBride said under that reasoning, “You could have an explosives factory in the basement of the TieUp,” if the ordinance doesn’t expressly prohibit it. It’s not reasonable, MacBride said, for the ordinance to list all prohibited uses. MacBride did acknowledge, however, that Harrison needs to update its shoreland zoning rules. “It may be time for Harrison to change its requirements. Right now, unfortunately, we’re faced with what we have,” he said.


Scott designed this year’s chamber float for the Festival of Lights Parade, which won first place in the Most Creative category. When Ricky’s Diner’s former owners decided to sell, many in town were worried about who the new owners would be. Their

uses in a non-conforming structure, since only the entire use of the structure can be changed. • Minimum lot size standards — “In the subject’s application, there is not a request for an additional use, therefore the appeals board believes Section 15, A 2-5 is not applicable.” The vote was unanimous. The planning board, in contrast, ruled that Searles was adding a third use. • Commercial uses with apartments — “The appeals board believes that Section 13C, permitted uses in the Limited Commercial District, does not include permitting an apartment in a commercial structure. That use is not listed as a permitted use in the LCD.” The vote was 4-1, with mem-


By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — Gary Searles won major points with the Harrison Appeals Board Tuesday in his battle to get shoreland standards relaxed in the village, as Bridgton voters agreed to do Tuesday. Searles committed to taking his campaign all the way to voters at town meeting, following Tuesday’s tabling by the appeals board of the planning board’s Nov. 23 denial. And the Department of Environmental Protection’s Mike Morse, who helped Bridgton with their rezoning, has committed in writing his willingness to help Harrison rewrite their rules as well. The appeals board disagreed with the planning board on two out of three reasons why current rules won’t allow Searles to create a one-bedroom apartment out of ground-floor office space at The Anchorage at 25 Main Street on Long Lake. But they agreed with the planning board’s interpretation that current rules don’t permit commercial buildings to have apartments. Despite their agreement on that one point, however, the



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Caroline S. Cram

Donald L. Allen

Maurice K. Boivin

HIRAM — Caroline S. Cram, 83, died on Dec. 8, 2011 at her home in Hiram after a long illness with loving family by her side. She was born in Portland on May 4, 1928, a daughter of Everett and Eva Charron Sanborn. She grew up in Island Pond, Vt. and graduated from Brighton High School. She was very fond of Island Pond and visited there many times over the years after moving away. She married Vernon N. Cram on June 14, 1947. Caroline was a hard worker and worked when she could when her children were young. When they got older, she worked for many years as a supervisor for Alfred Footwear in Limerick until their closing. She then worked a few more years at Sebago Moc in Bridgton. She was a charter member of the Hiram VFW Women’s Auxiliary, a member since Nov. 9, 1952. She was also a longtime member of the Hiram Community Church and Women’s Guild. She was always very active in many village, school and church activities. Caroline loved to cook and was famous for her baking and cake decorating. She surrounded her family with wonderful friends and loved Saturday night dances and get-togethers. Her family was her all and she was always a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Everett Sanborn Jr., Kenneth Sanborn and Donald A. Sanborn; and her grandson. Surviving are two sons, Dwight Cram Sr. of Phillips and Michael Cram of Hiram; a daughter, Brenda Michaud of Falmouth; a brother, Robert Sanborn of Columbia Falls; two sisters, Helen Dalphonse of Conway, N.H. and Margaret Schnur of Colo, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held on Monday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Hiram Community Church. Rev. Mark Rustin officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to: Sacopee Rescue, PO Box 367, Parsonsfield, ME 04047.

CASCO — Donald L. Allen, 74, of Casco and formerly of Yarmouth, died on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of Linda D. (Randall) Allen. Don was born on Jan. 18, 1937 in Portland, a son of the late Donald G. and Audrey T. (Loyne) Allen. He attended local area schools and graduated from Portland High School, Class of 1955. After high school, he attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., graduating in 1959. He later obtained his master’s degree in Education from the University of Southern Maine. He served his country in the Army Reserves from 1960 to 1968, eventually obtaining the rank of Captain. Following graduation, he started his career in corrections as a Cottage parent for the Boys Training Center, South Portland. From there, he worked his way from athletic director to director of Cottage Life, assistant superintendent and then superintendent. He was then selected by Governor James Longley to run the Department of Corrections, where he continued serving as commissioner under Governors Joseph Brennan and John McKernan for the next 17 years, until his retirement in 1995. Don was a member of the Western Maine Board of Football Officials, South Portland Lions Club and The American Correctional Association. He was a former president of the Sebago Lake Anglers Association and also served on the board of Opportunity Farm for Boys and Girls, as well as many others. He was an avid catch-and-release fisherman and spent many mornings and evenings on Sebago and Thompson Lakes. Don annually won the friendly fishing competition with his friends Joe and Trevor. He was also a certified high school and college football official for over 25 years. One of his most cherished memories was a Portland High home game in which he officiated with his two brothers, with his father as the timekeeper. He will be remembered for his homemade meatballs, sense of humor and jokes, and his devotion to family and friends. He took great pride in the accomplishments of not only his children but his extended family as well. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, James C. Allen of Naples, Jennifer L. Sindelir of Santa Rita, Guam and Scott W. Allen of Bridgton; four grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor Archambault of Westbrook and Ann Brahms of South Portland; a brother, Dana W. Allen of Portland; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, David W. Allen. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main Street, Yarmouth. Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to: Opportunity Farm for Boys and Girls, P.O. Box 65, New Gloucester, ME 04260 or Maine Kidney Transplant Program, 19 West Street, Portland, ME 04102. For further information and to sign Don’s guest book, please visit

FRYEBURG — Maurice K. Boivin, 69, of Fryeburg, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at Fryeburg Health Care Center. He was born in North Conway, N.H., a son of Raymond and Vivian (Goodridge) Boivin. He attended local schools and graduated from Fryeburg Academy. Maurice was employed by Shaw’s Supermarket for many years, most of that time as the produce department manager. Maurice enjoyed hunting, camping and traveling. He was a volunteer for the Fryeburg Fire Department for many years. Maurice was a member of the Masonic Lodge in North Conway, N.H. and was also a member of the Shrine. He is predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Vivian Boivin; a brother, Bruce; and a sister, Brenda. He is survived by his wife Ronda of Fryeburg; a son, Keith of Brownfield; daughters, Aubrey and Tessa Boivin of Fryeburg; a sister, Pamala Boivin; and three grandchildren. A celebration of Maurice’s life will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Fryeburg Fire Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fryeburg Fireman’s Fund, P.O. Box 251, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome. org

Barbara M. Kimball FRYEBURG — Barbara Marie Kimball, 79, of Fryeburg, passed away on Dec. 4, 2011, after a long illness at the Fryeburg Health Care Center, under the loving care of the nursing home staff and Hospice of Androscoggin County. She was born in Stow on March 21, 1932, the daughter of Samuel and Ora Kimball. Barbara’s father passed away in April of 1941, leaving her mother to raise their two children with no means of support. Consequently, she and her brother were taken away by the state to live at a foster home on Woodbury Hill in Auburn. She lived most of her life at the Woodbury Hill Farm. Barbara worked at the farm doing housework and some work in the fields. She loved going to grange at Danville Junction, and later transferred her membership to the Fryeburg Grange, where she remained a member until her death. After Woodbury Hill Farm closed down, Barbara moved to Fryeburg to be with her mother, Ora Kimball, along with Frank and Clara Estes of 21 Ice House Road. She was predeceased by her mother, Ora I. Kimball and her father, Samuel W. Kimball. She is survived by a brother, Earl S. Kimball of South Portland; many cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg in the spring. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Fryeburg Health Care Center, 70 Fairview Drive, P.O. Box 127, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Norman R. Burke

Norman Robert Burke, 83, of Bridgton and Lakeland, Fla. passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, due to respiratory failure. Norman was born in New Jersey on Jan. 12, 1928. Norman was a past master and 32 degree Mason from Durand Lodge #179 in New Jersey. He was also a member of Pondicherry Lodge OES and past patron, and past master of the Oriental Lodge #13 in Bridgton. Norman worked for Hayes True Value for many years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie of Lakeland, Fla.; a son, Robert, of Lakeland, Fla.; a daughter, Sherry, of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Norman will be buried at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

Brigitte N. Osgood WINDHAM — Brigitte N. Osgood, 35, of Windham died unexpectedly in her sleep on Dec. 3, 2011. She was born in Portland on Jan. 18, 1976, the daughter of Pamala (Bacheldor) Golder of Sebago and the late Bernard Golder, Sr. Brigitte attended schools in Cape Elizabeth and was a graduate from Lake Region High School in Naples in 1994. Her passion was fashion modeling and photography. After having her first child, she decided to pursue a career in childcare. She attended Andover College, studying Early Childhood Development. She went on to own and operate the 100 Acre Wood Day Care at her home and then the Birchwood Child Care Center, both in Sebago. Brigitte was a proud and loving mother and wife. She loved children and orchestrated family gatherings and celebrations that were centered around the kids. For her, “the more the merrier” was the best approach. Brigitte had a very infectious laugh and was known to throw very extravagant birthday parties for children. She shared 13 years of marriage with Kevin M. Osgood of Windham. In addition to her mother and husband, surviving family members include her children, Taylor M. Gardner, Megan E. Osgood and Michael E. Osgood, all of Windham; a maternal grandmother, Rosabell Dyer of Sebago; siblings, Bernard Golder, Jr. of Gray, Matthew Golder of Hollis, Valerie Fitzgerald of Westbrook and Jennifer Wright of California; several aunts, uncles; nieces, nephews; and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Bernard Golder, Sr.; and her sister, Beth Ann Golder. A private service of remembrance was celebrated at the Dolby Funeral Chapel in Windham on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Burial was held at the family lot at Lakeside Cemetery, Sebago. For online condolences, please visit Donations may be made to benefit her children at: People’s United Bank, 780 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062 in the name of the Brigitte Osgood Memorial Fund, care of Pamala Golder.

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Natalie H. Titcomb FALMOUTH — Natalie Herron Titcomb, 88, of Falmouth passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness. Natalie was born April 8, 1923 in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was the only child of Joseph and Miriam Herron. Natalie graduated from Beverly Hills High School and later studied aeronautical engineering at Santa Monica Community College. During World War II, she served in a support role in the design of the P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. Natalie married Elbridge (Chek) Titcomb of Falmouth in 1949. After the arrival of their first son, Stephen, they moved from California to Connecticut, where their second son, Jeffery, was born. The family soon moved back to California, where they remained until 1971 when they moved to Sebago Lake. Natalie and Chek owned and operated Jordan Realty in Sebago for many years. Natalie served in the alter guild at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes, Calif. After the family moved to Maine, Natalie worked at Chek’s side operating the real estate and rental business of Jordan Realty until she retired in the early 1990s. She was a member of The Spaulding Friends of the Library in Sebago. She continued to live in her home on Sebago Lake until 2009 when she moved to Oceanview in Falmouth. She most recently lived at Falmouth House at Oceanview, where she enjoyed sharing meals and activities with her new circle of friends. She loved to travel. Nat and Chek were able to explore Australia, New Zealand, China, Europe, and Montserrat in the Carribean before Chek’s passing in 1991. Nat continued to travel extensively with her cousin, Joe and his wife, Jan, who was Natalie’s childhood friend since kindergarten. Natalie was a very independent woman. This was exemplified when she traveled alone by train in the late ’90s from Bejing, China to Moscow, Russia. She made three recent trips to Abaco in the Bahamas, which remained one of her favorite destinations. Natalie was an artist and a skilled seamstress. She always referred to herself as a frustrated architect, having designed renovations to her home on Sebago and the expansion of her real estate office. She was a devoted animal lover and contributed regularly to various animal welfare causes. She was tremendously devoted to her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Chek in 1991. She is survived by her sons, Stephen of West Baldwin and Jeffery of Fryeburg; and her two grandsons. Donations in Natalie’s name can be made to: Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04038.

Richard D. Rolfe CASCO — Richard D. Rolfe of Casco passed away on Dec. 11, 2011. He was born in Casco, the son of Emmons and Helen Rolfe. Richard served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Dorothy Malier on Oct. 4, 1952. Richard enjoyed fishing, gardening, horse racing and playing cards with family and friends. For the past 40 years, he spent the winter in Florida. Over his lifetime, Richard worked for Maine Shoe in Auburn, A.C. Lawrence Tannery in Norway and for over 34 years at Camp Timanous in Raymond as a caretaker. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Dot; two daughters, Xena Rolfe of Casco and Cynthia Rolfe of Westbrook; seven grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Gardiner Rolfe of Baileyville and Randy Rolfe of South Carolina; three sisters, Kay Marsh of Arizona, Barbarsa Tuell of Massachusetts and Sharon Norman of Baileyville. He was predeceased by his sister, Joan Rolfe, and his brother, James Rolfe. There will be a private graveside service at Riverside Cemetery in Raymond. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

Clayton Richardson EAST FRYEBURG — Clayton “Clayt” Richardson, 80, of Stanley Hill Road, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital. He was born on Oct. 29, 1931 in East Fryeburg, a son of Warren and Laura “Hill” Richardson. He lived in East Fryeburg his entire life. He attended the one-room schoolhouse in East Fryeburg and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1950. He married Dorothy Bennett in 1951 and they had 46 happy years together before she passed in 1997. Clayt was always working, farming, cutting wood, and puttering around. He was always busy. He spent most of his on-the-clock years at Fred. P. Saunder’s Dowel Mill in Bridgton. He retired from the mill in 1993 to care for his beloved wife, who was battling cancer. Clayt enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler and snow machines. The daily 4wheeler ride to the beaver dam with his brother David had kept him busy for years. He was a member of Denmark Dragger Snowmobile Club and helped build and maintain trails and bridges. There is a special bridge on a snowmobile trail in Denmark named in his honor. He enjoyed going on snow machine rides with his friend Trucker and grandson Matt. He always said that he got to see a lot of places that he wouldn’t have been able to see without his snow machine. All of his adult life Clayt enjoyed keeping a daily journal, in which he wrote all about the weather and what was going on in his life and his families’ daily lives. He will be sadly missed by all. He is predeceased by his parents; his wife; three bothers, Donald, Francis, and Harold, all from Fryeburg; and by a grandson, Matthew Young of Albany, Vermont. He is survived by three daughters, Gloria Pingree and husband Tom of Denmark; Sharon Pendexter and husband Harry of East Conway, N.H.; Jane Warren and partner Steven of Brownfield; and his stepson Howard Perkins and wife Beverly of East Fryeburg; his brother David Richardson and wife Martha of East Fryeburg; his sister Hilda Barker and husband Richard of South Casco; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg, Maine. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The Denmark Draggers Snowmobile Club, P.O. Box 103, Denmark, ME 04022. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


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CASCO — Patricia Ellen Malia, 91, passed away on Dec. 7, 2011. She was born in Portland on Jan. 7, 1920, the daughter of Charles Francis Brogan and Lillian Augusta Trefethern. Patricia spent most of her childhood growing up on Peaks Island and in Portland. She attended Portland schools, graduating from Portland High School in 1938. As the recipient of a Brown Medal at Portland High School, she had to give a speech at graduation. She was always proud of the fact that she didn’t need to use any notes to give her speech. On May 2, 1942, Patricia married Charles Edward Malia at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church in Portland. Patricia was a stay-at-home mother until her five children grew up. At that time, she went to work for Union Mutual Insurance Company. When Union Mutual moved from downtown Portland, she left to take a position at the Ninth District Court in Portland. She retired from the Ninth District Court as Deputy Clerk of Courts in 1985. Patricia was an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan. She always watched the games up until the last few years when the games were on after her bedtime. She was a resident of Country Village Assisted Living in Casco for the past 18 years. Patricia was predeceased by her husband in 1989; her parents; her sister, Helena June Brogan Ward; and her brothers, Robert Francis Brogan, Keith Stinson Brogan and Raymond Earl Brogan. She is survived by her children, Charles M. Malia of Old Orchard Beach, Mary J. Richardson of Standish, Peter D. Malia of Portland, Stephen E. Malia of Portland and Kevin P. Malia of Whitinsville, Mass.; her 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara Brogan Knowles of Westbrook; and brother, Charles Brogan of South Portland; as well as several nieces, nephews; and cousins. Visiting hours were from 6 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. Prayers were recited at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 190 Cumberland Avenue, Portland. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland. To offer words of condolence, sign a guest book, and share memories, go to the obituary page at In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Patricia in a special way may make memorial donations to: Country Village Assisted Living, P.O. Box 600, Casco, ME 04015.

Ruth M. Searway PORTLAND — Ruth McGowan Searway, 97, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2011, with her daughter by her side. Ruth was born in Ashland on Sept. 5, 1914, a daughter of John Hopkins and Nellie Rafford McGowan. After graduation from Ashland High School, she lived and worked in Washington, D.C. and Manhattan. Ruth returned home for the summers to ride her beloved horse “Sam” all through the countryside and to lead the Fourth of July Parade. On Oct. 7, 1937, she married her high school sweetheart Harry G. Searway. They moved to Portland in 1941. Ruth worked for Porteous, Mitchell and Braun in their young juniors department for many years, retiring in 1975. After the death of her husband in 1978, she spent her time developing her natural artistic talent painting watercolors A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother she gave endless time, care and attention to her family. They all loved to be with “Gram.” She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and a past member of the Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her six siblings, six half siblings; a son at birth; her husband Harry; and a grandson. She is survived by her daughter Gerry Dongo of Portland; three grandsons including Ken Dongo of Casco; seven great-grandchildren including Stephen Dongo of Casco; three great-great; and many special nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held in the spring. Arrangements are under the guidance of Independent Death Care. To offer words of condolence, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to: The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, P.O. Box 10, South Windham, ME 04082-0010.

Wanda F. Libby WESTBROOK — Wanda F. Libby, 77, of Westbrook, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Gorham House. She was born in Shapleigh, the daughter of Roscoe and Florence Pollock Beal. She worked as a CNA at the Files Nursing Home, which later became the Gorham House, for 25 years before retiring. Wanda was always a hard worker and loved to spend time with her family. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed volunteering her time by cooking for the P.T.A. and the Union Hall. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Libby in 1988. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Capozzi of Denmark and Doris Gough of Boothbay; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visiting hours were from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment followed at the North Street Cemetery, Gorham.

(Continued from Page A) and his colleagues so lovingly created. “They’re putting their lives on the line every day, and I want them to know they’re in our thoughts.” The Inkwell’s owner, Kathleen Benson, has a son in the military, so she put out the call in a local shopper to create cards for the troops. The response was disheartening until she got the call from the Bridgton group, said Ross. “She cried,” Ross said of

Benson. “She was very thankful.” Benson took possession of the cards on Veterans Day, and went through the necessary steps to forward them on to the troops. When the Inkwell cards ran out, some group members, on their own, bought cards from Renys, during a 20% off sale. Members (last names withheld at Tri-County’s request) who took part in the card party were Corey, Sue, Kim, Larry, Loana, another Sue, Rayanne, Mike

(Continued from Page A) said. He then explained to the board how everyone came up with ‘Plan C,’ which is now in progress of being completed by the contractor Henry Turcotte, who received the bid to demolish the old building and to construct what is now standing. In coming up with an engineering plan to allow the trusses to hold more weight , Gray said he asked the engineers, “What about putting a wall under the center point of the trusses, right at the end and in the middle? They said, ‘Eureka, that works.’ ” “So, with a 12-inch-thick stud wall to support trusses we can make it work,” said Gray as he began to describe some of the specifics of a detailed custom-made plan for the problem. “You know the toe bone is connected to the foot bone is connected to the ankle bone,” he said.

“Well, you have to have the load path go from the tower to where the load gets transferred” and then the next structure that holds the weight must be designed to uphold the weight that is being transferred. Gray commended Turcotte for doing a “good job” every step of the way, which included discovering ways for the load path to be redistributed by putting in slabs, cables, and eye hooks. Selectman Rich Paraschak said, “This takes care of any concern people might have” about the safety of the roof. “All the concerns will go away with these modifications,” Paraschak said. The board voted 4-to-0 to approve the plan that was already being put into action. Meanwhile, in another section of the museum building – on Sunday, two dozen volunteers showed up and moved boxes from the church to the museum, according to Selectman Dana Watson said.

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GORHAM — Rev. Robert J. Girouard, 79, of Gorham, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at St. Joseph Manor in Portland. He was born in Manchester, N.H., the son of Hector and Alma (Leger) Girouard. He attended the St. Hyacinth Seminary in Quebec, House of Philosophy in Montreal, and the Grand Seminary in Montreal. Father Girouard was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on May 23, 1959 in St. Hyacinth Church in Westbrook. Father Girouard became the priest of St. Louis Church in Fort Kent. He later worked in education for 12 years; six years at St. Ignatius Regional High School in Sanford; and then became head master at St. Dominic’s Regional High School in Lewiston. He later served at several different churches throughout Maine; first at Our Lady of the Lakes in Oquossoc, followed by St. Rose of Lima in Jay and Our Lady of Peace in Berwick, and then St. Matthews Church in Limerick. He retired at age 70. Following his retirement, Father Girouard continued to serve his ministry at St. Mary’s Parish in Florida during the winter and during the summers at Our Lady of Sebago in East Sebago. He is survived by two brothers, Emery Girouard of Westbrook and Raymond Girouard of Westbrook; three nieces and a nephew; several great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-nephew. A reception of the body and Liturgy of the Hours were held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at St. Hyacinth’s Church (St. Anthony’s Parish) in Westbrook, with the Very Rev. Lawrence Conley, VF presiding. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, Th.D., bishop of Portland, as principal celebrant, the Most Rev. Bishop Joseph Gerry concelebrated and Rev. James Bucaria from St. Mary’s Church in Masaryktown, Fla. as homilist. Interment followed in St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook. Arrangements are by Blais & Hay Funeral Home, Westbrook.

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Casco Rec programs CASCO — Casco Rec will be offering the following programs this winter: Swim Lessons. American Red Cross swim lessons will be held at Colonial Mast Pool. The instructor will be Kim Flanagin. Classes begin Saturday, Jan. 7. Times are: 8:30 to 9 a.m., parent/infant ($40 for Casco residents, $50 for non-residents); 9 to 9:30 a.m. Level 1, water adjustment skills with adult ($40 resident and $50 non-resident); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Level 2, school-age children just beginning to swim ($54 resident and $64 non-resident); 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Level 3 and up, children must be able to swim 25 feet unassisted ($54 resident and $64 non-resident). Classes run for six weeks. Registrations must be done in person, or by mail prior to the start of class Zumba. Zumba dance is exercise in disguise. Dance/fitness classes are here to help you “ditch the workout and join the party!” This easy-to-follow but cardio-blasting “exercise in disguise” will have you enjoy-

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PACKED UP — Sixty-five Thanksgiving food boxes were delivered to Harrison and North Bridgton families, courtesy of the United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton.

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The deacons of the United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton, with the help from the Harrison Food Pantry, coordinated the purchase and distribution of 65 Thanksgiving food boxes to families in Harrison and North Bridgton. These food boxes included a turkey, potatoes, onions, gravy, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, piecrust, boxed desserts, apples and homemade pies. The deacons will also be sending Hannaford food cards to these same families before Christmas. Food for these boxes was purchased from the Deacon’s Fund with the money so generously given by friends and members of the church along with a major portion coming from the annual Crop Walk for Hunger as well as from other organizations. “Thank you to everyone who donated to the Deacon’s Fund and to all who helped with the coordinating and distributing of the boxes!” church officials said. “Thank you to

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Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BRIDGTON Dec. 15 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, How to Care For Your Back, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Dec. 15-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. 15 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 92 Sweden Rd. Dec. 15 — Pinoche, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 15, 22 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. Dec. 15 — Student Art Reception, 6:30 p.m., Bridgton Health Care Center. Dec. 15 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 16, 19, 21, 23 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. Dec. 16, 23 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. Dec. 16 — Female veterans: issues and opportunities, panel discussion by via remote feed, noon to 1 p.m., Tri-County Mental Health, 32 No. High St. FMI: 783-4663, ext. 228, 576-0376. Dec. 16 — Animal Stories, 2 to 3 p.m., library. Dec. 16 — Trip to Magic of Christmas at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, by Landmark Human Resources, 2 p.m. FMI: 647-8396. Dec. 17 — Omelet Breakfast by Oriental Lodge of Masons to benefit BRAG Complex, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Masonic Lodge, Rte. 117. FMI: 647-2521. Dec. 17 — Lakeside Garden

HARRISON — Harrison Recreation will sponsor a trip to the Portland Expo on Sunday, Jan. 22 to see a Maine Red Claws basketball game. A bus will leave the Harrison Town Office parking lot at 2:30 p.m. Doors at the Expo open at 4 p.m. Cost is $12 per person, which includes game ticket and transportation. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register and pick up detailed information at the Harrison Town Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payment is due upon registration. Deadline: Friday, Jan. 13, if seats still available. For more information, call Recreation Director See the three new historic Paula Holt at 583-2241. Bridgton note cards in the series — “Summer Between the Lakes in the 1800s,” “The1900s Bring Many Changes to Bridgton,” and “Summer Pastimes at the Lakes” at the North Bridgton Public Library. The North Bridgton and Bridgton Academy note card series is also for sale. The North Bridgton Public

Club Christmas Party, noon to 2:30 p.m., home of Helen Thomkins. FMI: 743-7236 Dec. 17 — Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. Dec. 17 — Pajama Party with showing of Polar Express, 2 to 5 p.m., library. 647-2472. Dec. 17 — Christmas with Deertrees, in music and words, 3 p.m., Bridgton Academy Chapel. Dec. 17 — Stuff the Sleigh fundraiser for Bridgton Food Pantry, 3:30 to 7 p.m., Bill’s Picnic Tables, 5 Brocklebank Dr. Dec. 17 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 6-8 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 4151344. Dec. 18 — Adult Basketball, 6-9 p.m., Town Hall. Dec. 19, 26 — Tot Time, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. Dec. 19, 26 — Knitting Circle, 11 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. Dec. 19 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 92 Sweden Rd. Dec. 19 — G.E.A.R. Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 20 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Dec. 20 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. Dec. 20 — Bridge, 12:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 92 Sweden Rd. Dec. 20 — Mushers Bowl meeting, 5 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 20 — Bridgton Library Trustees, 7 p.m., library. Dec. 20 — NAMI Support Group, 7 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 21 — Snowshoe at Pondicherry Park, 10 a.m. to noon with naturalist Mary Jewett, Dec. 21 — Senior Christmas Dinner, noon, United Methodist


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First, I’d like to apologize to the Lovell Rec Committee for putting the wrong price in my column for the Christmas trees sold at Rosie’s Diner. It didn’t seem to affect sales, as I saw only one left on Tuesday. Just think how fast time flies from May until December. Hooray, cribbage starts on Wednesday, Jan. 4 — four weeks away. The Lovell Historical Society will have decorated the Kimball-Stanford 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 cookiedecorating themselves. There will be three raffle items: a $200 gift certificate for any type of home fuel donated by Ginny Roriston, a $100 gift certificate for Ebenezer’s and dinner for two at the Center Lovell Inn (alcohol and gratuities not included). Proceeds will go toward the continued work of the volunteers of the historical society. If you passed the New Suncook School on Saturday, you saw a massive amount of cars parked around and about. There were two basketball games, but the big draw was the Secret Santa Workshop. Over 88 children took advantage of the workshop, making over 579 gifts for family or friends. Out of the 579 gifts made, 450 were made by the kids themselves — good work. A bake sale by the 4th and 5th graders was a great success, as was the book fair. This event is a longstanding tradition, planned and executed by the New Suncook PTA and the many volunteers who help. All deserve a huge thank you from the SAD 72 community. The New Suncook PTA has challenged each classroom with a project to honor “Celebrating Earth.” For the past three years, the students have worked together on a project that would reflect that school theme. On Monday, this year’s project on bird feeders will be on display in the primary wing.

Lovell by Ethel Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 All the feeders will be hung in the schoolyard for the winter, so the Lovell birds will be well fed. When you drive by, see if you can pick them out. Congratulations to the students and Jean Andrews, the PTA president, and all the members who work so hard for our school. There will be a book signing by Lovell author Susan E. Moody on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bion R. Cram Library at Fryeburg Academy. Susan has written the children’s book Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, based on the 139th Psalm. Illustrated by Susan and her sister Bobbi Johnson, the book gives children an insight on how God wanted all beings to use the gifts that He bestows on them to the fullest. It shows how even siblings can be so very different, receiving different gifts and using them in a positive manner. Susan, an author and graphic designer, grew up in Lovell and is a Fryeburg Academy graduate. Bobbi also grew up in Lovell and is an academy graduate, and now is a classroom teacher who loves working with paper and paint to create her art. Both girls graduated from Gordon College and have a devoted religious background. The book is $19, and there will refreshments served. The second annual Stow Community Tree Lighting took place Dec. 4. Over 45 members of the community came together at the triangle of Route 113 and Meadow Road to sing Christmas carols and watch the balsam fir tree brighten when the lights were turned on. After the tree was lit, the group moved to the Stow Corner Store, where owners Maureen Reilly and Jimmy Harris welcomed them with hot chocolate or mulled cider. There were other refreshments like Jane Nesbitt’s wonderful

cookies, chocolate kiss mice and reindeer pops, with pretzel ears made by Shirley Trudeau. Jim made his famous pizzas with veggie and meat toppings to die for. This will become a wonderful tradition for the Stow folks, with Maureen and Jim at the store. The Molly Ockett Middle School held the school’s traditional half-mile Turkey Trot on Nov. 17. Bill Reilly from Remax Country Living provided turkeys for the first place runners. The following were the top three placed runners: 8th grade girls: first, Julia Quinn, second, Ariel Fogden and third, Shauna Riddensdale; 7th grade girls: first, Mackenzie Buzzell, second, Ali Fraize and third, Janelle Wiesemann; 6th grade girls: first, Emily Grzyb, second, Chloe Coen and third, Breanna Conder; 8th grade boys; first, Ryan Gullikson, second, Ryan Caracciolo and third, Nick Landano; 7th grade boys: first, Jeremiah Schrader, second, Andrew Malia and third, Isaac Wakefield; 6th grade boys: first, Cody Gullikson and second, Jared Chisari. The Molly Ockett PTO would like to thank all the sponsors and the Fryeburg Academy cross-country team, who helped organize the race.

Student art at BHCC

Bridgton Health Care Center has partnered with SAD 61 to display some exceptional works of student art. The art display started this Monday, Dec. 12, and BHCC will be holding a reception in appreciation for the artists and their families tonight, Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

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Kelsey Elizabeth Jewell and Garrett Price Goldsmith were married on Sept. 24, 2011 in a timber frame barn at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield. Notary Public Timothy Wilson officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lorie Olson and Robert Jewell, II, both of Paris. Grandparents are Shirley and Pat O’Brien of Rumford and New Port Richey, Fla. and Georgette Jewell of Paris. The groom is the son of Stephen and Martha Goldsmith of Lovell. Grandfather is Robert “Red” York of Brownfield. Charlee Jewell was the maid of honor for her sister. Nathan York was the best man for his brother.  Attendants included: Kristin York, Rob Jewell, Christopher Bowden, Emily Delamater, Matthew Delamater, Nichole Foley, Steven Todisco, and Matthew White. Emily Mickool served as flower girl, Jack York as ring bearer, and Jonathan Mickool as usher.  The mother of the bride and the mother of the groom, together, participated in the ceremony. A reading was shared by Kathryn Mickool, Jennifer Mickool, Sarah Mickool and Hannah Mickool. Following the ceremony, the couple and their families offered guests a farmhouse dinner in the same timber frame barn.   The bride is a 2002 graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and a master’s degree from the University of Vermont. She is employed by the United States Senate.  The groom is a 1999 graduate of Fryeburg Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. He is employed as an elementary school teacher.  The couple resides in Portland.

Lovell Historical open house Dec. 18 ‘Polar Express’ party

LOVELL — The Lovell Historical Society will be holding a Christmas Open House on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the 1838 Kimball-Stanford House. As part of the festivities, the historic home will be decorated for the holidays and the museum exhibit will be open, featuring the society’s permanent display. An assortment of holiday goodies will be offered, along with free refreshments for all. Additionally, children will have the opportunity to decorate gingerbread men, again free. Several local businesses will be exhibiting their wares, and the society’s newest publication, Kezar Lake Memoirs, will be available for sale.

Also available is the opportunity to win one of three raffle prizes: a $200 gift certificate for home fuel (oil, propane, or wood); $100 gift certificate to Ebenezer’s Pub, and dinner for two (minus alcohol and gratuity) at the Center Lovell Inn. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for a book of six or $1 each. The raffle drawing will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday and tickets may be purchased either at local businesses or the Lovell Historical Society. The Kimball-Stanford House is at the corner of Route 5 and Old Stage Road (across from the Lake Kezar Country Club) in Lovell. For more information call 925-3234 or visit the society’s website at

Did you know that the Polar Express is making a special stop at the Bridgton Public Library? Well, it is, at least in movie form, and 16 lucky children between the ages of four and eight years old are welcome to sign up to watch the movie Polar Express, on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. The children will do a craft and have hot chocolate too. Please call 647-2472 and ask for the Youth Services Department.

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Women military veterans are encouraged to attend a special event this Friday, Dec. 16, designed to help them hook up with the benefits and services they are entitled to. The event is a panel discussion that is being telecast live at all of the regional offices of Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc., including the office on North High Street in Bridgton. Tri-County has taken an active approach to try to help returning veterans, knowing it’s far from easy for many to readjust to civilian life, and that the suicide rate for returning military personnel is a staggering 18 persons a day. During the panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. in Bridgton, women veterans are invited to learn about issues, benefits, and opportunities available to them. Panelists include Terry Moore, chairman of the Maine Advisory Commission on Women Veterans, Patricia Iles and LaRhonda Harris of the Veterans Administration in Togus, Amy Marcotte, team leader of the Saco Veteran’s Center; and Melissa Tremblay, clinical director at Tri-County Mental Health Services. “With today’s volunteer army we are seeing more female service members from Maine communities,” said Moore, “yet statistics show only about 10% of Maine women veterans have signed up for their benefits.” For more information and to reserve a seat, call Jerry De Witt, 783-4664, ext. 228.

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Omelet breakfast to benefit BRAG The Oriental Lodge of Masons on Route 117 in Bridgton will be holding an Omelet Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Omelets, pancakes, home fries, sausage and coffeecake will be offered. Prices will be $7 adults, and kids are free. The Masons will be running a Child Identification Program (CHIP) for any parents who would like to have a child take part. Funds raised for the breakfast will benefit BRAG. 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 is 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 or call 809-2731.

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Go see ‘The Magic of Christmas’

Landmark Human Resources is sponsoring a trip to Merrill Auditorium in Portland to see the Magic of Christmas, on Friday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 647-8396. Another Christmas celebration will be a special Christmas with Deertrees event to raise money for the Bridgton Fuel Collaborative. It will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Bridgton Academy Chapel.

Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-1040

Shoot hoops to support LRHS girls The Lake Region High School Girls Basketball Team is having a basketball-shooting event to raise money on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be held at The Christmas Shoppe on Route 302, just up from the Kansas Road. For every $5 donation, you receive a $5 gift certificate toward your purchase of a tree, wreath or centerpiece, etc. Each $5 gives you five shots to sink a basket, and each shot you land adds another $1 to the certificate. Help out the team and save money on beautiful Christmas items. For more information, call Felicia at 233-3236 or Donna at 939-6724. Jolene and I went up to Mark’s Lawn and Garden last Saturday for a free wreath-making class. It was fun to do it all by hand. It was quite enjoyable to do it your-


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self. The next class, on making a kissing ball, is on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m., and there is also a class on making a centerpiece on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. It’s cool to make your own, and then you can teach it to others as well. For more information, call 647-0980. Get well wishes go out to Bud Robinson. He is back at Bridgton Health Care Center, getting his sea legs back, so to speak. He could use some company. Our Red Hatter, Marion Brooks, could use some “feel better soon’ or “thinking of you” cards. She is currently having chemotherapy treatments again. Send cards to Marion Brooks, P.O. Box 1531, Naples, ME 04055. Her Red Hat friends missed her last Friday at lunch. HOOPS, Page 11A



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A $5 suggested donation is asked. Don’t forget the Step into Fitness walking program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Lake Region High School. There will be a hoop-shooting benefit for the Lake Region High School Girls Basketball Team from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at The Christmas Shoppe on Route 302. For more information, call 939-6727.

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She didn’t have to cook

Brenda Richardson was thankful because she didn’t have to cook the Thanksgiving feast this year. Instead, she and Dylan got invited to Tim and Gail Anderson’s in Sebago — and they shared a nice dinner with about 20 family and friends. Also, over the weekend, Brenda had a nice surprise visit from two of her nephews from New Gloucester. Eben Williams has just been

promoted to administrator of the Greene County Historical Society in Waynesburg, Pa. He has been employed there since he graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Bianca Kovick is back from a week’s vacation in Cancun, Mexico. Whit Lesure is busy, now that he’s back into the basketball season at Bridgton Academy, where he is the coach.

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Lovell United Church of Christ Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m. Dec. 25: Christmas Day Worship at 10:30 a.m.

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BROWNFIELD Brownfield Community Church Dec. 24: Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. FRYEBURG St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Dec. 24: Christmas Eve

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BRIDGTON St. Joseph Catholic Church Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 and 9 p.m.; Dec. 25: Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m. First Congregational Church Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services: 4 p.m., Family Service; 7 p.m., Quiet Service. Dec. 25: Christmas Day Worship at 10 a.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Pageant and Eucharist Service, 4 p.m. Dec. 25: Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m.

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Dakotah and Andrew Atchinson of Windham, have a son, Quinn Harper Atchinson, born on Nov. 5, 2011 at 2:32 a.m. Quinn weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and measured 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents: Jay and Vickie Woitko of Fryeburg. Paternal grandparents: Scott and Lynda Atchinson of South Paris. Lisa and Dale Drew of North Conway, N.H. have a girl, Lillian Hope P. Drew, born Nov. 29 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Lillian weighed seven pounds, two ounces and joins her big sister, Sydney Grace L. Drew, 3. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Karen Wheaton of Standish. Paternal grandparents are Deborah and Stephen Drew of Litchfield, N.H. Shawn and Heather (Judkins) Larnach of Otisfield have a boy, Henry Rowan Larnach, born Nov. 28 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Henry weighed eight pounds, five ounces and joins a sister, Josie, 8, and a brother, Ethan, 13. Maternal grandparents are Norman and Catherine Judkins of Casco. Paternal grandparents are Eunice and the late John Larnach of Elk Grove, Calif. Heather M. Carpenter and Justin M. Fortin of Brownfield, have a daughter, Jazmyn Izabella Fortin, born on Nov. 9, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital. Jazmyn joins Zachary Yerby, age 14, Mackenzie Carpenter, 9, and Derek Hairaman, 6. Maternal grandparents: Sharon Anderson of Brownfield and David Carpenter of Nantucket, Mass. Paternal grandparent: Linda Fortin of Conway, N.H. Great-grandparent: Clare Fortin of Methuen, Mass. Allison D. and Corey M. O’Brien of Bridgton, have a son, Leo Emerson O’Brien, born on Nov. 20, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital. Leo joins Jenna, age 5, and Sophie, 3. Maternal grandparents: Jeannot and Jen Boucher of Washburn. Paternal grandparent: Darlene Soule of Casco. Great-grandparents: Don and Judy Soule, Barbara O’Brien and Marjorie Stanley. Sarah E. Thurston and Richard W. Murray III of Fryeburg, have a son, Noah Scott Murray, born on Nov. 23, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Scott and Karen Thurston, of Fryeburg. Paternal grandparents: Richard and Karen Murray of Naples; Dennis and Connie Ryan of Blue Hill. Sheri M. (Callan) and Christopher J. LaCoursiere of Raymond, have a son, Camden Zachary LaCoursiere, born on Nov. 29, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital. Camden joins Noah, age 7 1/2. Maternal grandparents: John and Donna Callan of Moody. Paternal grandparents: Joe and Bernadette LaCoursiere of Worcester, Mass. Great-grandparent: Catherine Callan of Wells.


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Sunday, December 18th • 2:00-5:00 P.M.

A children’s book for all ages! Based on Psalm 139, this lyrical piece presents God’s truth about who we are and how were were made intentionally and lovingly by Creator God. Written by Susan Moody and illustrated Susan and her sister Bobbi Johnson, their work reflects the very message of this book. Both sisters are alumni of Fryeburg. This fun book launch will be held in the Bion R. Cram Library and is open to all. Please confirm show dates and start times on our website:

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Book helps kids know true worth

Everyday children are bombarded with messages about what makes them successful and important. Many of those messages tell them that physical beauty, popularity, and financial success are the way to judge value in a person. But all of those things can change in an instant. Our value needs to be found in something much more permanent and lasting. Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is a children’s book for all ages! Based on Psalm 139, this lyrical piece presents God’s truth about who we are and how we were made intentionally and lovingly by Creator God. Called “Dr. Suessical” by some, the words of this piece paired with the intricate full color cut-paper illustrations make this work truly unique. This book will be unveiled this Sunday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. at a reception in the Bion R. Cram Library at Fryeburg Academy. Books are available for preorder now at birdbathcreations@ or www.kalosbooks. com for $19.99. Written by Susan Moody, and illustrated by Susan and her sister Bobbi Johnson, both Fryeburg Academy alums, their work reflects the very message of this book. The sisters were born from the same parents, and yet are very differently gifted. Susan is a speaker, writer and graphic designer. Bobbi is a classroom teacher and an artist who works with paper and paint. The way their contrasting gifts complement each other in this project is a picture of the way God gifts different people to work together to accomplish His purposes in the world at large. The author and graphic designer, Susan E. Moody, loves to use humor to help others learn God’s truth, and has done so at retreats, church services, conferences, seminars, and chapel services. She grew up in Maine where her father was the manager of New England Frontier Camp. Susan is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy. She has a BA in Youth Ministry from Gordon College, an MA in Higher Education from

Geneva College, and a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The illustrator, Bobbi Johnson, is an artist who has been creating cut paper sculpture since she was 10 years old. She has also enjoyed ceramics, oil painting, and scrapbooking. Bobbi is also a graduate of Fryeburg Academy. Having graduated from Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Bobbi used to work as a scientist, but has recently changed careers and is now an elementary school teacher and a Christian educator. The mother of two teenagers, she lives in Maine where she enjoys solving logic puzzles, reading fiction, doing jigsaw puzzles and marveling at God’s creation.

Casco rec

(Continued from Page A) create a telephone network to connect with your classmates. The program will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 26 to March 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (first 12 participants can be bused to center) at the Casco Community Center. Open to grades K-5. Cost: $65. Open Walking. Tuesday through Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting Jan. 3 at the Casco Community Center Gymnasium. Cost: Free. The Casco Community Gymnasium is the perfect place to walk when the weather may prevent you from continuing to exercise during the winter months. Senior Bowling. Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., starting Jan. 19 at the Casco Community Center. Cost: Free. Back again this year! A great activity that anyone can do! Wii bowling is a great way to exercise, socialize and just have a ton of fun! Basketball. Co-ed over 25. Get out, have some fun, meet some friends and get some exercise Mondays starting Jan. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Casco Community Center gym. Cost: Free. For more information, contact Rec Director Beth Latsey at 627-4187 or e-mail recreation@

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(Continued from Page 10A) Here’s hoping she will be able to come next month at Beef & Ski. The American Legion’s next Fish Fry will be held Friday,

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Dec. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. I went to the Village Saturday night to see Santa, Mrs. Santa and the elves go through on the way to the Singer Center. We had three little girls with us and they were excited to see him. It always makes me all giddy as well to see the Old Boy, ha, ha. It was a great night for them to get out. I remember last year it was pouring rain and whipping wind. Ten more days until Christmas Eve.


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BAREFOOT TRUTH will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy next Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Barefoot Truth at PAC

FRYEBURG — The eclectic rock band Barefoot Truth will perform ������������������ at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (65-plus) and $10 for students and may be purchased at the box office by calling 935-9232 or online at Sponsored by Fryeburg Academy’s Interact Club, a portion of the ticket sales will benefit Jen’s Friends. Group discounts are available to parties of 10 or more. The theatre is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. In the small New England town of Mystic, Conn., lives Barefoot Truth, an independent band that is quietly creating history. You have never seen them on MTV, nor heard them on a Top 40 FM radio station, but with 5.5 million spins on Pandora, Barefoot Truth has quickly become a symbol of independent music success, and just may be “the biggest band you’ve never heard of.” Mixing the sounds of folk, rock, jazz, and reggae, with lyrics full of unbridled optimism, the band has crafted a sound that is distinctly Barefoot Truth. Since the band’s establishment during college, Barefoot Truth has been developing this signature sound that has virally spread through a grassroots following. With their lead singer on drums, and an array of unlikely roots-based instrumentation, the band translates their originality to their ever-evolving live show. The quintet features Will Evans on lead vocals and drums, John Waynelovich on piano, Jay Driscoll on Weissenborn slide guitar, Andy Wrba on upright bass, and Garrett Duffy on harmonica. It is not unlikely for members of the band to switch instruments mid-show, or even begin playing a didjeridoo, adding to the dynamic of the band’s sound. Mixing a strong environmental message with the lofty theme of humankind’s intercon-

nectedness on their 2010 studio album “Threads,” Barefoot Truth reached #21 on the iTunes Rock Charts, momentarily stepping ahead of bands such as Dave Matthews Band and The Fray. The new disc was noted as, “The best independently released album of 2010” by ThisIsModern. Barefoot Truth happily credits Pandora Radio for their crucial role in growing the band’s silent army of listeners, as Driscoll recently stated in a USA Today article, “Pandora has basically created an avenue for us to have a career in music.”

PAC events

FRYEBURG — The following events are upcoming at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. For more information, call 935-9232 or visit • Saturday, Dec. 17 — Holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life performed by at the Arts In Motion Theater Company, under the direction of Mary Bastoni at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+) and $10 students. • Sunday, Dec. 18 — Holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life performed by at the Arts In Motion Theater Company, under the direction of Mary Bastoni at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+) and $10 students. • Wednesday, Dec. 21 — Fryeburg Academy Author Lecture Series: Ken Burns discusses his film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors (65+) and $5 students. • Thursday, Dec. 22 — Independent Film, Lovely Still at 7:30 p.m. This heartwarming tale is a holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time. Starring Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Adam Scott and Elizabeth Banks. Rated PG. Tickets: $8 adults and $4 students.


Church. Dec. 21 — Bridgton Community Crime Watch, 6 p.m., Selectmen’s meeting room, municipal complex. Dec. 21 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. Dec. 22 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, Club Assembly, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Dec. 22 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Dec. 23 — A Christmas Carol, LEA benefit production starring Will Rhys, 7:30 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. FMI: 647-8580. Dec. 24 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve Church Service, 6 p.m., Community Center. BROWNFIELD Dec. 21 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. CASCO Dec. 15-31 — $1 a Bag Sale, Wings & Things, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Tues.-Thurs. 2-4 p.m., Casco Church, 941 Meadow Rd. Dec. 20 — Storytime with Michelle, 10:30 a.m., library. FRYEBURG 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. Dec. 18 — Book signing by Lovell author Susan E. Moody of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, 2 to 5 p.m., Bion R. Cram Library, Fryeburg Academy. Dec. 19 — Fryeburg Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. Dec. 21 — Author Lecture Series, Ken Burns discusses The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. Dec. 22 — Independent film, Lovely Still, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. HARRISON Dec. 15, 22 — Drumming, Dance & Hoops, 6 p.m., Community Room, fire station. FMI: 583-2241. Dec. 19 — Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Dec. 20 — Coed Teen Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym.

Dec. 16, 19, 21, 23 — Step Into Fitness Indoor Walking Program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lake Region High School. FMI: 647-3116. Dec. 16 — Spaghetti Feed to benefit Tardiffs, 5 to 9 p.m., Naples Town Hall. FMI: 809-2731. Dec. 16 — Fish Fry, 5:30 to 7 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. Dec. 17, 18 — Classes on making holiday kissing ball (Sat.), centerpiece (Sun.), 2 p.m., Mark’s Lawn & Garden, Rte. 302. FMI: 647-0980. 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. Dec. 20 — Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. Dec. 20 — Tween Storytime, 6 p.m., library. Dec. 23 — Movie, Gods and Generals, part 2, 6:30 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, Sebago Rd. RAYMOND Dec. 15 — Chamber After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Mexicali Blues, Rte. 302. WATERFORD Dec. 18 — Waterford Library Open House, caroling, Santa, begins 4 p.m., library. AREA EVENTS Dec. 16, 23 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. Dec. 17 — Beginning Knitters, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Dec. 19 — “Food: Medicine or Poison? You Choose,” by T. Murray Wellness Center, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-4475552. Dec. 20 — Christian Women United Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, So. Paris. FMI: 743-5770. Dec. 20 — Studio Holiday Sahow, 7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, So. Paris. Dec. 21 — Prosthetic, bra fittings by appt., Women’s Imaging Center, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-5993, ext. 6851. Dec. 21 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-4650.

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Zoning change vote (Continued from Page A) The amendments create a two-tier development district in the downtown — General Development I District and General Development II District. The General Development I District will now allow a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet. The General Development II Overlay District will permit a 1,000 square-foot minimum lot size from the southwest corner of Pondicherry Square, from the former Chapter 11 building to where Rite Aid’s property is on Portland Road. Both amendments must pass muster with Maine Department of Environmental Protection officials, who could increase the minimum lot size requirements for both Districts. Should the DEP require that the minimum lot sizes in the downtown approved by voters on Tuesday be increased, another town-wide vote would be necessary to approve the changes mandated by the DEP.

Named RFS president

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, has announced the appointment of broadcast industry veteran, Jay Martin, as president of RFS Australia. In addition to responsibility for RFS’ Australian operations, Martin will also be responsible for RFS Broadcast globally. A former resident of Bridgton, Martin brings more than 30 years of experience and a stellar reputation in the broadcast industry to his new role, company officials said. Over the course of his career at TV station WLBZ-TV, Shively Laboratories, Dielectric Communications and RFS, Martin has combined his engineering background and strong relationship skills in progressively senior roles to earn the respect of broadcasters, telecom operators and industry colleagues. RFS is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, In his most recent role at RFS, Martin served as sales director for Broadcast and Defense Systems for the Americas with additional responsibility for in-building communications solutions. “Jay Martin is one of the most respected managers in the broadcast industry,” said RFS President Stéphane Klajzyngier. “Taking the direction of RFS Broadcast, he brings both the experience and vision necessary to consolidate

BIG THINGS ARE POSSIBLE — Denmark Congregational Church Pastor John Patrick (above left and in photo below) explains to the congregation how the children’s collection began with one piggy bank and grew to nearly $800. Big things are possible from small contributions with persistence and a goal. (Photos by Allen Crabtree)

Despite Grinch’s work, kids rally

Jay Martin Headed to Australia RFS’ leadership in the years to come.” “I’m very honored to have been asked to lead the RFS Australia organization,” said Martin, who will be moving to Melbourne, Australia. “This is a great team of people. We have an amazing engineering team that continuously builds leading-edge technology into our products to support our broadcast and telecom operator customers across the region.” After building RFS’ credibility in the North American broadcast market, Martin says he’s excited to have the opportunity to demonstrate RFS’ long-term commitment to serving the needs of broadcasters globally.

(Continued from Page A) the children, but of the whole congregation of the Denmark Church, and coming as it did just before Christmas, the loss has hit everyone in this small community very hard. The very sad news about the break-in spread like wildfire over the weekend. Nickie Sekera’s son, Luke, is one of the children who regularly passed the collection plate to collect pocket change every Sunday, and watched with wide eyes as the level of coins in the water bottle grew higher and higher. “When we learned the news today, Luke was devastated. He said that he wanted to donate all the change he has been saving to buy a computer to replace some of the money stolen,” Sekera said. “Luke said that he had filled up a jar at home about half full with his savings. His jar was as full as the big bottle in the church

and he knows how hard it is to accumulate money for something you want real badly. He knows that if everybody helped a little we could replace everything that was taken.” There is an old Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish; you have fed him for a lifetime.” This proverb is basic to the mission of Heifer International to give animals to families and communities to help them become self-sustaining. The organization has been giving cattle, sheep, rabbits, pigs, llamas, honeybees, water buffalo, ducks, chicken, goats and geese as well as tree seedlings and plants since 1944 when the first shipment of 17 heifers went from York, Pa. to Puerto Rico. As of last year, animals and plants have been distributed to more than 125 countries around the world, helping more than 71 million people become self-sufficient. Animals provide meat, milk, muscle, manure, money, materials and motivation to the families and communities receiving them. Once its immediate needs have been met, a family is free to sell any excess at market. Participating families are required to “Pass on the Gift,” that is, they must give at least one of the female offspring to a neighbor who has undergone Heifer’s training. In time, that neighbor will pass along one of the offspring of its animal, and so on. In time, it is hoped that

We would have helped whomever did this. All they needed to do was ask. — Bill Sanborn, Church member these gifts will help ease world hunger. “Once the children, with help from the congregation, had filled the water bottle full of change our plan was to have the children in the Sunday School decide what animals they would like to buy to give to others,” Pastor Patrick said. The Heifer International catalog lists a heifer at $500, and a sheep $120, while three rabbits are $50 and a flock of ducks is $20. “We had hoped to be able to collect enough to buy an Ark which has a large selection of different kinds of animals,” said Pastor Patrick, “but that would cost $5,000 and we didn’t think we had enough room in the bottle for that. We could make a good start on it, though!” The Grinch stole all the presents and decorations from

the people of Whoville, but was not able to extinguish their Christmas spirit. The theft of the children’s collection has been a sad day for Denmark, but it has not dampened by even a little the joy of the congregation as they celebrate the magical Advent season. It will take time, but the children will rebuild the collection and then reach out to others less fortunate in the world with a message of hope and peace. Most important, however, the Grinch has reminded us all of Advent’s lessons of love and wishes for peace. Denmark Congregational Church member Bill Sanborn probably said it best, “We would have helped whomever did this. All they needed to do was ask.” This is the season when we reach out to others with love and compassion and forgive the Grinch. Christmas has not been stolen from Whoville.





Opinion & Comment

December 15, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Letters to the editor Mr. Manoian

To The Editor: Here is a brief excerpt from an article from the Lewiston Sun Journal (12/13/11): “BETHEL — Create a vision for a town, design it, then code it. It’s that simple, Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s economic and community development director, told about 40 town managers who came to the Bethel Inn on Friday to hear about form-based codes.” The article is overwhelmingly positive about the insight and vision of Mr. Manoian. How wonderful for Bridgton! Oh! Wait! He’s soon to be not our town economic and community director any more? Hmm. To quote a songwriter from long ago and far away: “Don’t it always seem to go, we don’t know what we’ve got ’til it’s gone: They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.” Sadly, Nan Beury and Dan Moore North Bridgton

Occupy Movement

To The Editor: It is obvious that Tom McLaughlin believes in original sin, that humans are inherently savage. There are many examples from history that support his belief. Some of the most horrific examples come from the very organization that promotes original sin, Christianity (The Crusades). From that same organization, we could list many examples of compassionate behavior. Would non-savage acts be considered “freaks of nature” in his eyes, acts that defy human nature?” I believe in original goodness! I believe we choose to be savage and that when we make that choice, we separate ourselves from our inherent nature. Not only do some people choose to separate themselves from their inherent nature of goodness, but we all promote violence and terror by supporting (and/or not opposing) the continued practice of making them into forms of entertainment in video games and television shows. My discernment on the Occupy movement is also different than Tom’s. I do not see them as having class envy or believing that without government control the world would be peaceful. I see them as people who have had enough of the negative results of current government and corporate operations and are choosing to do something about it rather than continue being apathetic. They are not duped by the old belief that if you don’t like a politician you can get someone else voted in who you do like and who will make all kinds of wonderful changes. It is, after all, a sign of insanity for people to continue participating in a system that is failing. Those who do not speak up, appear to support this government that is not by the people or for the people. A lack of speaking up or taking action sends a message of approval to the government that is currently of the politicians, and by the large corporations and they will continue with business as usual. Desperate times beget desperate measures so I do support a group of nonviolent activists that are not just sitting around complaining, they are acting. Getting back to my belief in original goodness, I think this is one of the most important things Jesus tried to teach us (the Kingdom of heaven lies within, etc.) and that is why I am again calling for Christmas to be canceled and replaced by a celebration of the birth, life and teachings of Jesus. Robert J. Dow Waterford


To The Editor: Mr. McLaughlin must sell a lot of newspapers for you (The Bridgton News) judging by the flurry of rebuttals his columns attract. A writer suggested Ms. Durr be retained as a regular

columnist, but I trust even you recognize, that as well intentioned as her epistles are, they lack any grounding in fact. I suggested to you recently that Mr. Henry Precht again become a contributor. I disagreed with much of what he said, but he had real grounding in the business of politics and foreign affairs. He would provide a serious alternative to Tom. Another writer took on McLaughlin regarding some assertions he must have made about discrimination no longer existing. In this case, I agree with the writer Tom. There is plenty of discrimination. Look at the college admission or hiring processes where less qualified black applicants are jumped up in line. What about the dumbing down of tests for job applicants and hiring of the requisite number of females etc. in police and fire departments where everyone knows they can’t perform all the duties needed to make the beneficiaries of the services safe. There’s plenty of discrimination, but not all is what the writer was alluding to. On the other hand, he carried a California address and we all know that state is pretty much out of touch with reality explaining why they are financially dead. Please read some of what you allow to be printed so we can stop chortling. Geoff Jones Denmark

Desperate times

To The Editor: These are desperate economic times. The status of state government finances is dire as evidenced by the news about proposed state budget cuts, which are nothing short of devastating. Through the Medicare Savings Program, over $12 million could be cut from the Fund for Healthy Maine, eliminating the wrap benefit and payment of Medicare Part D premiums for certain individuals receiving benefits. What does this mean? It means that many low-income seniors will no longer receive assistance for the essential and often life-saving prescription drugs upon which they rely. Critical services such as dental care, podiatry and vision care could be cut from MaineCare. Stroke victims, those in rehab and diabetics, to name a few, will suffer. These are support services that help our fellow Mainers stay healthier at home, where they can maintain their independence. One hundred fifty million dollars in cuts would eliminate funding for private, non-medical institution (PNMI) services. Some 6,000 people, including 4,400 elderly and frail Mainers, will be affected. It is estimated that at least 900 are nursing home eligible. The state does not have 900 nursing home beds available. Where will they go? The state offers no viable answers.  These are Maine residents with the least to spare. Democrats, Republicans and Independents must come together in the spirit of compromise and fully fund programs and resources that are essential to our most vulnerable residents.  The state can, and must, do better.  Pat Pulkkinen AARP Outreach Volunteer South Paris

Getting bad?

To The Editor: Mr. McLaughlin, Da! You just noticed things are getting bad? We, the people, have been forsaken by the very people we elected and we are stupid enough to elect them again. With Congress unwilling to tax millionaires, of which most of Congress is and the rest that want to be millionaires, they care more about their bank accounts and the lobbyists that tell them what to do and how to do it than about the people who elected them. No longer is there a choice of good, bad or sell-outs. Government rules us and gives to the rich, to provide jobs, LETTERS, Page B

STRINGING HOLIDAY LIGHTS — The Sweden Community Church appreciates the community spirit of Dave Dixon of FairPoint Communications in getting the tree lights back in order for Christmas.

Consuming or sharing?

By Sally Chappell “All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.” Immersed in the consumer — errr holiday — season as we are, Charlie Brown’s little sister, Sally, invites us to ponder: What is my fair share? We are sharing the goods of the earth with more than seven billion other human beings and in the process of divying things up, we are driving other species into extinction. Having lived in an underdeveloped country for two years, I instinctively know as an American that I have more than my fair share. Why are we being encouraged to consume more as if the American economy depended on money we spend during the holidays? The marketeers have dreamed up “Black Friday,” “Cyber Monday” and now, “Small Business Saturday.” Less well known is “Buy Nothing Day” (the day after Thanksgiving), countered by those who understand the need for an altered economic paradigm. How did a desire to spread joy and good cheer during religious holidays devolve into “competitive shopping” exercises with people using smart phones for scampering to stores with the best deals? To help us understand that the global economy is not dependent on consumer spending, Ian Angus, in his article, Did consumers cause the BP oil disaster? proposes four arguments to debunk the “consumer sovereignty” myth:

Earth Notes

“Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ for details. 1.) Markets are manipulated by corporations that represent 53 of the 100 largest economies in the world. They spend over a trillion dollars a year on marketing (Michael Dawson. The Consumer Trap: Big Business Marketing in American Life, 2005) to “set the terms under which the market operates, define the range of permissible choices, and promote the constant expansion of needs and purchases that their products depend on.” 2.) Inequality among consumers exposes the capitalist market as a plutocracy. Figures from the World Institute for Development Economics Research offer a glimpse at the astounding concentration of wealth with the richest two percent of adult individuals owning more than half of all global wealth. 3.) Restriction of market choice denies consumers the ability to significantly alter the direction of development. For example, we can choose among the various cars offered on the market, but most of us cannot choose between cars and public

transportation. 4.) Consumers are not in charge of production. “A small minority of powerful individuals…are empowered by their access to production capital.” They decide how and where something will be produced (or not produced), who will produce it, and which natural resources and ecosystems will be exploited and affected. As an update, Angus and coauthor, Simon Butler, have just published, Too Many People? Population, Immigration and the Environmental Crisis, in which they argue that corporate consumption, high prices and wasteful industrial practices, not overpopulation, are the causes of world hunger and environmental degradation, especially with food being converted to fuel for cars. Along these same lines, Jared Diamond, in a New York Times opinion piece (http:// opinion/02diamond. html?pagewanted=all), points to a first-world lifestyle among the richest billion people on earth as “unsustainable.” We,

Americans, have a per capita consumption rate 32 times that of countries like Kenya. Eliminating waste would help reduce the difference in lifestyles between the first world and the developing world. He maintains that living standards are not dependent on consumption. Diamond predicts, “Just as it is certain that within most of our lifetimes we’ll be consuming less than we do now, it is also certain that per capita consumption rates in many developing countries will one day be more nearly equal to ours. These are desirable trends, not horrible prospects. In fact, we already know how to encourage the trends; the main thing lacking has been political will.” During these Holy Days, St. Paul offers good advice, “Warn those who are rich in this world’s goods that they are not to look down on other people; and not to set their hopes on money, which is untrustworthy, but on God who out of his riches, gives us all that we need for our happiness. Tell them that they are to do good, and be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share — this is the way they can save up a good capital sum for the future if they want to make sure of the only life that is real.” (1 Timothy 6: 17-19.) Whether our personhood is individual or corporate, and especially through our democratic political process, we might turn Sally’s Christmas hopes into this question: With whom can I share so that all will have what is fair? Sally Chappell is a resident of Bridgton.

The strangeness of American culture

As American culture gets more strange, people’s ideas about what is attractive get more and more strange too. A couple of hours at the Maine Mall last week depressed me as I looked around at people and mannequins. Sloppy is popular. People go to great pains to look unkempt. They put in enormous time, money, and effort trying to appear as though they don’t care how they look. It’s oxymoronic. Jeans and hats look worn out, but they’re for sale. Trendy stores sell clothing that would be rejected at the Salvation Army or Goodwill thrift stores, but they’re expensive at the GAP. Mannequins I saw there appeared unfinished. It was as if clerks started to put clothing on them, but got called away before they had time to button the shirt or tie the laces. The jeans had patches in them — crudely sewn at that. It’s fashionable to look like you don’t care how you look, but yet it’s obvious that the mall rats who dressed just like the mannequins care very much about trying to look that way. They were posing just as the mannequins were too. The mall rats moved around, but might otherwise resemble the headless plastic models. Hairstyles followed simi-

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin News Columnist

lar themes. Men, if one could call them that, stood around with affected carelessness. It seemed their intention was to look like they didn’t have time to comb their hair after getting out of bed. They had put some kind of stuff in their hair to make parts of it stand out perpendicular to their scalp, while other parts stood out at odd angles to it. Many kept their pants down below their butts as well. I’d hoped that trend would have died out by now, but no. On it goes. Dye-jobs, tattoos and metal stuck in faces abounded as well. I wrote about this in a column called “Skin Graffiti” last year. It annoyed pierced and tattooed people around the world for months as you can read in the comments that followed. If you’re seeing this in a newspaper, they can be found here: <http://tommclaughlin.>. I described people who stretched out their ear lobes by painfully insert-

ing ever-larger discs into them. Others stretched out their lower lips in the same way and I wondered what they were going to do when such things went out of fashion as they inevitably will. They’ll likely search for a plastic surgeon to fix them. There are specialists who repair cleft upper lips so I guess they could repair stretched-out lower lips as well. In the news lately are bizarre stories of botched plastic surgeries. A woman in Miami impersonated a plastic surgeon and was arrested after she had injected “fix-a-flat” substance into the face of another woman. You know that substance you can buy in a pressure can for $5 at the auto parts store that will plug the hole in a flat tire and inflate it as well? That’s the stuff. The “patient” had bubbles in her cheeks. This “doctor” had also injected “fix-a-flat” mixed with cement into her own butt, presumably to make herself look attractive.

How did she look? Just as if she’d injected tire inflator into her butt, that’s how. She must have thought “buns of cement” was an inexpensive alternative to “buns of steel.” The arrest photo showed her dressed in stretch pants and a stretchy pullover — items she’s going to have to stock up on for her wardrobe now. A young man in New Jersey had silicone injected into his penis by a woman in New Jersey. He later died of a blood clot, and the woman was arrested for manslaughter. It’s hard to believe someone would be dumb enough to seek out that kind of service. Thinking about it though, it’s a relatively short step from getting pierced or getting dye injected for tattoos. I’ve heard that many people have had these things done to intimate parts of their bodies. I know some of them. All this makes me think I’m fortunate to have been born before the 1960s. Though I lived through them and their aftermath, I can still remember what it was like before that awful decade and hold out hope that someday we’ll overcome the insanity it catalyzed. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. history teacher. He can be reached at

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Diminutive visitor Bird Watch by Jean Preis News Columnist

Early morning sunlight gilds the tops of the tall pine trees on the point, pouring molten gold down over their branches. The lake is still in shadow, but as the sun rises higher above the eastern hill, its golden light reaches the far shore, illuminates the forest, and glances off a distant cottage window like a spotlight. As sunlight gradually spreads out across the surface of the lake, the ripples on the water shimmer and dance. Now, it is light enough to see ducks swimming among the rocks near our shore, and from the comfort of our chairs by the window, with a mug of tea in one hand and binoculars in the other, we can see they are mallards. We sip our tea and wait, watching the day grow brighter. Soon a lone duck appears in another part of the cove. It is smaller than a mallard, and through the binoculars we can see it lacks the mallard’s field marks. The little duck is grayish on the sides and darker on the back, with a bit of white in the wing, and a horizontal patch of white on the side of the face. It is not one of our usual visitors. We look at pictures of ducks in our field guide and discover it is a

female bufflehead, a bird we would expect to see along the Maine coast in winter. Later in the day, we check our record of birds seen in the yard and neighborhood, and find it has been six years since we last saw a bufflehead in our cove. According to the websites of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Birds of North America Online, the bufflehead is the smallest diving duck in North America. It ranges in length from 12.6 inches to 15.7 inches, can have a wingspan of 21.7 inches, and weighs only 9.6 to 22.4 ounces. Our familiar local mallards are considerably larger, up to 25 inches long, with a wingspan up to 37 inches, and weighing as much as 46 ounces. Male buffleheads are predominantly white, with a dark back and face. The entire back of the head is white. Females are grayish on the sides, darker brownish on the back and head, and have an oval shaped white patch on the side of the head below and behind the eye. The name, bufflehead, refers to the bird’s relatively large head, the shape of which reminded early ornithologists of a buffalo’s head. These diminutive ducks

Last week, the governor announced a reduction of $222 million from a variety of programs in Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services. The rationale was that the department’s spending is over budget and cuts need to be made to balance the their budget. There are two problems with the proposal. First, the hard data behind the need for the cuts has not been forthcoming so we don’t know the true amount of actual shortfall. The second problem is that some of the proposed program cuts do not seem logical because they will end up costing the state more money in the long run. For example, cutting $4 million from the Head Start program for low-income children will not be effective. These cuts will eliminate federal matching funds thus drastically reducing the number of kids that can be served. Also affecting children is a cut of $2 million from the Wrap-around ME program. This program provides health coverage for kids in foster care, and without it these kids, who legally have no family and who are the state’s responsibility, will have no health insurance. To me, this cut just does not make sense. The governor’s proposal also calls for cuts of over $2.5 million to the Low-Cost Drugs for the Elderly program. This program allows older and dis-

my office in Augusta at 2871515 or visit my website, www. to send me an e-mail. I would by Bill Diamond really like to hear from you on this. State Senator, D-Windham Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, abled people to afford their would welcome your opinion Raymond, Standish, Windham life-sustaining medications, on this as well, so please call and Hollis. helping them stay healthy and in their own homes. Without it, they can face the choice between food, heat and medications, with the frequent result that they end up getting sick or worse. For the massive impact these cuts would have on the very young and the very old, among others, reliable hard data backing up the validity of the cuts is imperative. To me, this is the most surprising aspect of the whole situation. There are efficiencies that need to be made in DHHS and we should reduce the costs to a level we can afford, however, some of the cuts that have been proposed by the administration are questionable, to say the least, and in some cases — illogical. Once we have justification of the real shortfall in the department then, and only then, can we move forward to find the savings through program reductions and improved efficiencies. Hearings on this proposal will be held this week (Dec. 14-15), and I will be following them very closely. I

BUFFLEHEADS are the smallest diving ducks in North America, and a common sight on the Maine coast this time of year. breed in the boreal forest of ing close to shore made them Canada near small lakes and “one of the principal targets of ponds, where they feed on young gunners.” Maine then insects and seeds of aquatic began to protect them, and by plants. They nest in tree cavi- the 1930s numbers here began ties, and because they are small to increase, although populaenough to fit into holes exca- tions elsewhere remained danvated by northern flickers, tend gerously low. Over the years, to prefer forests of aspen and the bufflehead population in poplar with a large flicker pop- Maine continued to increase, ulation. Female buffleheads are and by 1996, when Elizabeth faithful to the area where they C. Pierson, Jan Erik Pierson, were hatched, and will even and Peter D. Vickery wrote A use the same nest site year Birder’s Guide to Maine, bufafter year. Unlike most ducks, fleheads were listed as Common they are monogamous, staying to Abundant in Maine, in the with the same mate for several winter months. The beauty of the lake on an years. In the fall, buffleheads migrate to the coast, to spend early winter morning was not the winter in shallow saltwater enough to keep our small visibays and inlets, diving for crus- tor here. Moments after we saw her she took off, heading in the taceans and mollusks. According to Ralph S. direction of the coast, where Palmer, author of the 1949 edi- we hoped she might enjoy a tion of Maine Birds, records shore dinner later in the day. The Christmas Bird Count show buffleheads were plentiful in Maine in 1875. By will be held Dec. 28, 2011. To 1890 they had become rare learn how to participate, phone because their habit of feed- 647-2847.

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(Continued from Page B) which they cannot because they sold out our manufacturing. It is gone! China, Japan and Third World countries are getting rich; we cannot compete with $3 per hour or less, from the cloths we wear to the food we eat, and the drugs we take. Ron Paul says let the sick die, if they cannot afford insurance. The insurance companies make millions; the cost of a new car is $10 to $13,000, but inflated to $22 to $36,000. Come on, crawl out of your hole and see what has happened since Clinton. Obama doesn’t stand a chance and the rich will rule the Republican president. We lower ourselves to lower our standard of living, pay and food to compete with countries that took what our Congress gave them. Robert J. Champagne Bridgton

or $50, however, we are pleased to accept any amount you are willing to give. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please send your donation to the GBLRCC, Box 236, Bridgton, ME 04009 and mark it “Wreath Project.” All donors will be listed in our weekly update as well as included in a short article in The Bridgton News. Thank you for your consideration and from all of us at the Chamber we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Jim Mains Executive Director GBLRCC


To The Editor: Dear friends who love America, are you grieved and disturbed by the downward spiral economically, environmentally, morally and spiritually of the United States? We, at the Lake Region Baptist Church (1275 Roosevelt Trail in Raymond), invite you to join us the third Tuesday of each month to pray for our nation. To The Editor: Rev. Barbara D. Adlard The holiday season is upon us Associate Pastor and thanks to our Public Works Raymond Department and Main Street businesses, our downtown looks especially festive and inviting this year. To The Editor: The Bridgton Parks and We just wanted to let everyRecreation Department has one know that Waterford Santa helped with this effort by pro- is being re-established. We viding the wreaths that are dis- understand it is a little late this played throughout town. These year to assist families from our wreaths are made by local resi- area, but we are looking to build dent Patty Grenda and add a very the foundation for next year and nice touch to our holiday decora- beyond. If you are interested in tions. The Chamber assists this joining the group or just helping effort by asking residents and out a little, please contact me business for donations to pay at 583-2446. If you know of an for these wreaths. Therefore, unmet need in Waterford for this again this year, we are requesting donations in amounts of $25 LETTERS, Page B



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More Perfect Union

To The Editor: A More Perfect Union — the possible ways to accomplish this could read like a child’s letter to Santa Claus. However, of the many concepts a More Perfect Union would require, three stand out: intellect, reason and compromise. Intellect suggests education (formal or informal) that leads to examining as many facts on a subject as possible. This implies an honest attempt to perceive, consider and understand the other point of view. Reason. I was present when our eldest son, Joe, engaged a powerful corporation in an argument. After positions were stated and clarified, the company representative went on with a lengthy explanation of his position. When the man was finished, Joe looked the man in the eye and said, “Does that sound reasonable to you?” The other person was tongue-tied and stopped talking.  Compromise. I dislike the expression “think outside the box.” However, I really dislike those who take a position and then insist, usually with rising


To The Editor: The concept of balancing a budget is not so complex as some have deemed it to be. Strangely enough, there are those in Augusta who still cling to the “ring around the Rosie” approach to budgeting that was in vogue for the past 40 years. This little game of shuffling defaults from agency to agency, in a maddening “rob Peter to pay Paul” Russian roulette, has brought us to the portion of the game where “we all fall down.” The shortfalls are now exposed, and the piper must be paid. The governor is willing to take the lead and make the tough decisions to change Maine’s headlong course toward insolvency. But instead of joining the governor for the sake of Maine, Democrats have chosen to play the adolescent obstructionist. Like the teenager who throws a tantrum because he is asked to “brown-bag-it” to lunch for awhile until the family’s finances have recovered, Democrats are howling foul play because the governor is asking the state to rein its entitlements until it’s more in keeping with national average. From redefining “elders” as middle-aged healthy adults to children as 19 to 20-year-olds, Democrats will forego no dishonesty to keep Maine on the fiscal precipice. As for matching funds from the Fed, a threequarters payment doesn’t a full payment make. Maine has no money. It’s a hard fast fact. A partial payment is not a full payment. We must stop spinning the truth before we all fall down. Andy Torbett Atkinson



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When I released details this week about the Department of Health and Human Services supplemental budget, I knew it was going to be difficult news to share with Mainers. These were not easy decisions to make, but they were necessary. In the last decade, the Democrats’ solution to affordable health care insurance was to transition people to Medicaid. This solution was shortsighted, hurt people who need insurance coverage the most, forced all Mainers to pay for much costlier health insurance premiums, and increased taxes. The original intent of Medicaid has been lost. Medicaid is no longer a quality safety net for our most vulnerable — seniors, the disabled and children. During the past decade, it has expanded to cover healthy young adults and others to the point that quality of access has declined. Additionally, enrollment in the program has skyrocketed, putting more strain than ever on the state budget. Medicaid spending has increased by $1 billion in the last decade and the program now accounts for 32% of the state budget. What I have proposed brings us closer to what the overwhelming majority of other states consider reasonable use of Medicaid dollars. Other states have, on average, 20% of their population on Medicaid. Maine has 28% of our population — more than 361,000 people on Medicaid. This proposal does not bring the number of enrollees to the national average. Instead, it keeps enrollment 15% above the national average, which is

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Pfizer, which sells the cholesterol drug Lipitor, has been battling generics manufacturer Ranbaxy to protect Pfizer’s cash cow for a few more years. Lipitor is the biggest selling prescription medicine worldwide! Pfizer has rung up an estimated $80 billion in sales of Lipitor and has launched an aggressive campaign against generic competition. But, an October report in “FiercePharma” — a drug industry newsletter — says, “Generic Lipitor is on track. That’s the word from Ranbaxy Laboratories, whose executives are promising that the copycat version of Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol pill will hit the market Nov. 30 as planned.” (Ed. Note: we’re still waiting). Watson Pharmaceuticals of New Jersey has already signed a three-month agreement with

Pfizer to offer a Lipitor generic starting immediately. By summer, the generic, atorvastatin, is likely to sell at half the price of Lipitor or less. It is already available through Canadian online drug sources. Pfizer has already announced that it will offer Lipitor at big discounts in order to forestall competition. It will be interesting to see how this transition works out for Medicare beneficiaries’ Part D plans. Lipitor users would be wise to ask their doctors if a switch to atorvastatin will present any medical problems. Stan Cohen is a Medicare Volunteer Counselor and is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging at 1800-427-7411 and ask for a Medicare Advocate.

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a reflection that we have an older population in Maine. Democrats have run state government for a very long time. They have known that the increased spending in Medicaid was unsustainable yet they failed to provide responsible solutions to rein in out-of-control Medicaid spending. Let me be clear. Any proposal that includes across the board cuts to our teachers, police officers, forest rangers and plow truck drivers is irresponsible, nor will I support shifting the burden onto our hardworking taxpayers. Medicaid has expanded so much that other state agency budgets have been cannibalized. Across the board cuts will result in the elimination of hundreds of state programs that will affect all Mainers. Elected officials are charged with making tough choices, and our actions to reform Medicaid are exactly that. I regret to have to make these decisions. But they are decisions that have to be made because of the economic circumstances we’re faced with. Unlike Washington, Maine is not able to kick the can down the road and ignore our fiscal obligations. Federal funds have dried up. We are no longer receiving hundreds of millions of dollars of federal stimulus money to cover the expanded Medicaid program. Even today, money marked for the fourth quarter of this fiscal year is currently being spent on Maine’s Medicaid program. We have an immediate crisis on our hands and if the legislature does not address this, DHHS will run out of money on April 1 and we will be unable to pay any Medicaid

bills. There is value in Maine’s Medicaid program — as a quality safety net. But today, it’s become a standard for too many. I know first-hand the benefit of being given a helping hand in life, but I also have seen the damage that dependency on our welfare system has caused. Because policy makers have expanded government aid to so many there is a growing entitlement mentality among too many people when we should be encouraging them to strive toward selfsufficiency. It’s not easy to say that Mainers will be affected by these changes, these are truly tough decisions. However, Medicaid isn’t a solution to provide affordable health care insurance for everyone. I want to protect and preserve services for Maine’s most vulnerable. In an effort to find a real solution, Democrats and Republicans will have to come together, put the political bickering aside, stop worrying about winning the next election and do what’s best for the people of Maine. We must reshape Medicaid back to what it was meant to be — a true quality safety net for our seniors, disabled and children.

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To The Editor: Europe and the United States have many things in common, one of which noted currently is the massive debt crisis both are experiencing because of politicians who fail to learn from history. George Santayana noted that those who fail to learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them. In both Europe and the United States, power-hungry politicians have been trying to buy votes with money we don’t have, taxing not only this generation but every generation in the future, guaranteeing a lower standard of living for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. These short-sighted politicos, thinking only of the present, seem to think they can go on forever, steadily increasing the public debt by just printing more and more money without an equal increase in goods and services, hoping to find someone to buy our consequently less and less valuable bonds. As history has repeatedly shown us, this does not work. Every society that has tried this has collapsed. A prime example is the Soviet Union. If socialism were a better system, we would all be speaking Russian. Previously, democratic civilizations and nations that have tried this have collapsed into dictatorship. Some noteworthy examples are the Greeks, the Romans and the post World War I Weimar Republic of Germany, the latter printing so much money that its currency became virtually worthless, bankrupting the country and resulting in the establishment of Hitler’s Nazi (National Socialist) party dictatorship that brought on the horrors of World War II. It is time to rid ourselves of such history-ignoring, out-oftouch-with-reality, power-mad politicians, ousting them from power, and never let them in office again. Harold “Bob” Jones Blair, Okla.

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volume and irate demeanor that they are right and what they say is, by implication, fact. Constant increase in volume and repetition do not constitute fact. Compromise suggests that when positions are clearly and logically stated and no progress is made, the next step it to try a different point of view or a different emphasis. This is the essence of compromise; finding the common ground. Whatever else one claims about President Obama, he has the intellect, the reason and the ability to compromise to work toward a More Perfect Union. Joseph W. Angelo Chickadee Lane Bridgton

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Police & Court

Incidents appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, December 6: 11:47 a.m. Brandon L. Tracy, 22, of Bridgton, was arrested

and charged with illegal possession of Scheduled drugs, following a traffic stop on Main Street. Tracy was released on bail. During the same traffic stop, Matthew J. Wightman, 25, of Bridgton,

was charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia, and a 17-year-old male from Bridgton was also charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia and both he and Wightman were released on personal recognizance. Wednesday, December 7: 8:03 p.m. Diane R. Zabik, 49, of Bridgton, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on South High Street by Warren Street. Zabik was released on personal recognizance. 10:39 p.m. Elizabeth A. Overman, 58, of Bridgton, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle

while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on Old Elm Road. Overman was released on personal recognizance. Thursday, December 8: 12:56 p.m. A police officer assisted the Bridgton Fire Department by responding to a wire touching some leaves on Fowler Street and “sparking them off.” Friday, December 9: 5:52 p.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2007 Ford Freestyle operated by Susan G. Simkins, of Bridgton, struck a deer on Harrison Road (Route 117). The deer had to be dispatched. Saturday, December 10: 5 a.m. Bridgton Police assist-

ed the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in attempting to locate a subject that fled on foot from a car that was stopped for speeding in Naples. Sunday, December 11: 4:29 a.m. A caller from Memory Lane reported they were standing on their porch and could hear someone repeatedly screaming “Help me!” It was found that there “was someone in the woods behind Bridgetown Commons that is stuck.” The Bridgton Fire Department and United Ambulance were toned out to respond to the scene. A middle-aged male subject who had been on an all-terrain vehicle was located in the

woods between Dugway and Harrison Roads. The male was reportedly “slightly hypothermic, had blood on his shoulder and a cut on his cheek.” The Bridgton Hospital Emergency Room staff requested a police officer come to the hospital, as the rescued individual was allegedly “intoxicated and uncooperative.” Police were asked to return to the ER at 5:37 a.m., after the same subject was reportedly being uncooperative again. Monday, December 12: 2:58 p.m. Police responded to a report of a general disturbance on Pond Road. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued 23 summonses and 74 warnings.

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer RAYMOND — Police have arrested one man and are seeking a second male suspect in the alleged beating of a 29year-old local man who was walking along Pond Road near his home around 9:30 a.m. here Dec. 7 and threatening him with a handgun. Andrew Valdez Easter, 31, FRYEBURG — This is a partial listing of incidents handled of 13 Pond Road, was arrested by the Fryeburg Police Department from December 5 through 11, 2011: Monday, December 5: 8:30 p.m. A 2010 Ford Fusion operated by Bernadette Kozak, of Center Conway, N.H., struck a deer on Main Street (Route 302) near the New Hampshire state By Lisa Williams Ackley line. Staff Writer Wednesday, December 7: 7:05 p.m. A caller reported that PORTLAND — A 66-year-old her daughter’s car had been vandalized while she was at work. woman from Standish was indictThursday, December 8: 10:30 p.m. A female reported being ed Dec. 8, 2011 by a Cumberland harassed by an ex-boyfriend and was advised to seek a protec- County Superior Court grand jury tion from harassment order in court. on five felony Class A counts Friday, December 9: 5:33 a.m. A caller requested informa- of arson, including the fire that tion on removing an unwanted subject from an apartment at Pebble Circle. Saturday, December 10: 6:15 p.m. Robert R. Hunt, 57, of North Conway, N.H., was issued a summons for operating an The following individuals unsafe motor vehicle and his 1996 Ford Econoline van was were arrested and charged with towed, following a traffic stop on Route 113 near the Fish & crimes allegedly committed Game Road. Sunday, December 11: 11:47 a.m. A Fryeburg police officer in the Lake Region and were was dispatched to Rumors Restaurant on Jockey Cap Lane for transported to the Cumberland a report of a fire in the walls. Upon the police officer’s arrival, County Jail in Portland: Devra Lee Koromanian, 44, the Fryeburg Fire Department was on scene and extinguished a of Otisfield, at 1:30 a.m. on Dec. “small fire.” ARREST, Page B

without incident at his residence the next day and charged with Class A robbery, a felony punishable by a maximum of up to 30 years in prison. Easter was also charged with aggravated assault, according to the Cumberland County Jail arrest log. He has since posted bail and been released, according to an intake officer at the jail Dec. 13. The two alleged suspects

took the victim’s money before fleeing the area, police said. The victim, “though badly beaten,” was able to provide police with a description of his two attackers and the vehicle in which they fled, according to Cumberland County Sheriff’s detectives. He was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where he was initially listed in stable condition suffering from head inju-

ries and facial fractures. Detectives involved in the investigation were able to identify one of the alleged assailants and subsequently arrested Easter. The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the second suspect, who is still at large, is asked to call Detective John Fournier at 774-1444, ext. 2173.

heavily damaged the Raymond Hill Baptist Church last summer. Carol Field was arrested in late September, at which time a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety said the Maine State Fire Marshal’s

Office believed Field was a suspect in over a dozen fires that were set in both Cumberland and York Counties. Field was indicted Dec. 8 on five counts of arson for fires that allegedly occurred in

Cumberland County from July through September, 2011, including the church fire in Raymond on July 26. She was released on bail in October, according to an intake officer at the Cumberland County Jail Dec. 12.

OUI roadblocks

Troop B of the Maine State Police will be conducting three OUI roadblocks over the next two weeks. As part of State Police Policy and Maine Law, law enforcement is required to make public notification of any planned OUI roadblocks. Troop B plans to conduct OUI roadblock details as follows: the evening of Friday, Dec. 16 in Cumberland County (including Bridgton); the evening of Saturday, Dec. 17 in Androscoggin County; and the evening of Friday, Dec. 23 in Oxford County. The purpose of these details is to make the roadways of Maine safer by identifying individuals who are operating motor vehicles under the influence (OUI) of alcohol and/or drugs.  “While everyone knows that operating a motor vehicle under the influence poses significant dangers on the roadways, many people still do it,” said Lt. Walter F. Grzyb, Maine State Police, Troop B. “Our hope is to find those folks and get them off the road before they hurt themselves or others.” These details are funded through a Maine Department of Highway Safety Grant focusing on impaired driving during this holiday season. The holiday season is a time of gatherings for friends, co-workers and families. These gatherings often times include alcohol consumption and lead to more people on the roads driving impaired. 

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Casco – Nice 3-bedroom, 1-bath Brick Ranch with 1-car attached garage. 2 stone fireplaces. On ±2.1 acres near area attractions. Commercial possible. $164,900. Lauri Shane Kinser 310-3565 (MLS 1029152)

Harrison – Great Summit Hill farmhouse. 14 acres, views. “Lodge” has massive stone fireplace. Too much to list. This is a must see! $249,000. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 1028814)

Harrison – Adorable 3-bedroom, 3bath, L-shaped Ranch and 2-car garage. Finished basement. Generator. Very easy-to-care-for property. $249,800. Bob Blake 693-7277 (MLS 1006244)



Harrison – EXCEPTIONAL LOG HOME! Enjoy spacious open concept living at it’s best in this 3 to 4 BR, 2BA real log home with 3 finished levels. Cathedral ceilings, extra wide doors & hallways, farmers porch, 2 car garage with storage above, shed & much more. $159,900.

Otisfield – Shhhh...Looking for a quiet get-away for swimming, fishing or just relaxing? Check out this secluded riverfront cabin sited on +/-8 acres of fields & woods with 600' of waterfrontage. Property offers a new 24 x 40 two-story barn and plenty of land for gardening. $215,900.

Brownfield – Immaculately maintained home with open floor plan, large kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar, wood & tile floors, 2-car garage with snowmobile door, all on 2 acres. Nice backyard on dead-end street. Fryeburg Academy district. Septic design is for 2 BRs. $229,900.

Harrison – Large cape on 14 acres. Sets well back from road for privacy. Footings in place for 2-car garage. $199,000. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1025202)



Hiram – Handsome inside & out! Newly renovated 3 BR/1 BA farmhouse boasts new plumbing, electrical, windows, doors, flooring & kitchen with appliances, painted inside & out. Attached insulated barn could convert to family room. $119,900.


Bridgton, Reduced! – Very well-maintained chalet in Knights Hill beach community. 4 BRs, full finished walkout basement has office/den & bonus room, 1.5 BAs, .75 acre, screened porch, deck, patio & 50-yr. metal roof (new 2006). This property has much to offer! Only 5 minutes to Shawnee Peak. Great 4-season vacation home. Septic design is for 3 BRs. $174,500.

Bridgton – Lakeside living at its finest! Immaculate & sunny Long Lake waterfront townhouse with fireplace, 4 BAs, MBR with private bath, deck, brand new finished basement with wood stove and sliders to beach. Private boat slip and tennis courts. $399,000.



#0244-0806 #0259-6941 Naples – Location! Location! Location! Investment Opportunity. 3 units with good rental history. Close to Naples Village and Causeway project. Brokerowned. $349,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1027706)

Naples – Cozy 1-bedroom home with ROW and shared frontage on Sebago Harbor. Private well and septic, Monitor heat. Appliances included. $69,000. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1031183)

Denmark – Exceptional waterfront property on Hancock Pond with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gleaming hardwood and tile floors, large eat-in kitchen, sandy, level entry with large dock system! $459,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane, 838-5555 (MLS 1028742)


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Bridgton – Very charming log home setting on .77 acres with open concept & bricked Russian fireplace, brick hearth in kitchen, with 2 BRs and BA on 2nd level. Detached barn/ garage. $145,000.

Bridgton – Great road frontage! 740' on this 2.53 acre parcel with Highland Lake rights & protective convenants. Private boat dock & 1000' common lakefront with swimming dock, float, gazebo & picnic area. Excellent fishing too! $109,900. Bridgton – Beautiful waterfront lot for sale on pristine Woods Pond with 166 ft. private waterfront! A lovely location for your dream home on this gently sloping, very private parcel. $165,000. #0239-1163

Denmark – Updated contemporary cape offering 4 bedrooms, kitchen/dining/living room & 2 new beautiful baths. Whole house redone, including roof & siding. Cozy & comfortable on nice lot with big back yard. $199,000.

Harrison – ISLAND POND CAMP. Take a look at this great seasonal 2 BRs/1BA camp with bunkhouse (for extra sleeping). 1 acre with 205 ft. waterfront, open liv/din/kit, screened porch. $120,000.

Raymond – Sebago Lake – 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with 200 ft. of frontage, sandy beach on protected cove. Great price on Sebago Lake! $449,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1017730)

LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND Harrison – Views of Long Lake with clearing from this rolling lot! Soils tested and surveyed! Great spot to build your dream home. $39,900. Jocelyn O’RourkeShane, 838-5555. (MLS 1016410)

Harrison – Large lot on Crooked River: fish, dirt bike, swim, snowmobile, canoe or just relax. Lot may be split in half. $45,900. Harrison – 3 nice, level lots for sale in small high & dry subdivision 3 miles from town. Soil tested & surveyed, 1.4-acre lot is priced @ $24,900, second lot is 1.95 acres @ $28,000, 3rd is 2.42 acres @ $30,000.

Naples – Meticulous ranch-style home with lovely 450 ft. of frontage on the Crooked River. Completely updated in 2003. $299,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1024723)

Raymond – Prime waterfront acreage on Crescent Lake! 2.11 acres with 942' of waterfront in Sunset Point Estates. A perfect spot for your dream vacation home. Restrictive covenances $550,000.

Naples – Prime development possibilities in the heart of the Lake Region. 50 acres, survey complete and 524’ on Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). $299,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (MLS 973206) Call us for more Home, Land and Waterfront listings or visit:

Naples – Enjoy spectacular views from this ±6-acre lot. Build your hilltop home and enjoy Long Lake, Mt. Washington and Naples village from your deck. Lot is very private and has an abundance of wildlife. $50,000. Nancy Hanson, 8388301. (MLS 1021425) Sebago – REDUCED PRICE – Development potential on this ±41-acre lot. Borders Hill Brook. Divide or keep as private estate. Broker-owned. $54,900. Jocelyn O’RourkeShane, 838-5555. (MLS 1016402)

Sebago – This extraordinary log home was designed with special attention for ultimate enjoyment of 367’ on Peabody Pond. Many special features. $1,250,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1023833)

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An automated phone service Sunday morning claiming that their accounts. reportedly contacted an unspeci- their debit cards had been lost This automated call appeared fied number of Mainers early or that there was a problem with on phone caller IDs as originating from “211.” Representatives from 2-1-1 Maine, a statewide telephone resource for people needing health and human services assistance, have confirmed (Continued from Page B) that this automated phone scam 6 in Bridgton by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for oper- did not originate from the nonating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (no profit service, nor is it associated test), aggravated criminal mischief and reckless conduct. with 2-1-1 Maine in any way. Scott Larry Gaston, 29, of Naples, at 3:47 p.m. on Dec. 6 in The automated phone calls Naples by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear to be directed at mobile appear in court. phones in the 207 area code, Douglas William Cail, 26, of Harrison, at 2:21 a.m. on Dec. 9 primarily with prefixes of “671” in Naples by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for operating and “266.” Call specialists at 2a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (no test 1-1 Maine have been receiving and one prior conviction). questions about these automated Jason Allen Phillips, 38, of Casco, at 1:38 a.m. on Dec. 10 in calls since yesterday morning. Casco by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for operating a They are advising people who motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and speed- received the calls to contact their ing 30 to 35 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. banks’ fraud divisions and their Sean Michael Bergeron, 27, of Harrison, at 3:21 p.m. on Dec. mobile carriers’ customer service 10 in Raymond by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for divisions with information about operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxi- the call as soon as possible. cant, operating beyond license restriction and violating a condition “We are very concerned that of release. fraudulent calls attempting to William Arnold Comer, 34, of Center Conway, N.H., at 1 a.m. on scam people into providing their Dec. 11 in Naples by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for debit card numbers are purportdisorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. ing to be from 2-1-1 Maine,” said

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

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

APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands 595-4020

McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

ATTORNEYS Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950

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

CATERING A Fine Kettle of Fish Catering Personal chef service/catering Sheila Rollins 583-6074

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


John’s Cleaning Service Meticulous cleaning service Prof. carpet cleaning, windows Local family business. Exc. references 207-393-7285 Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101

Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360

McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452

Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

BOOKKEEPING Business Online LLC A/P & A/R - QuickBooks Bank reconciliations Tax prep - Bookkeeping - References. 207-749-1007

CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” 207-713-0675 Rick Lewis Property Surveillance Seasonal and Year Round Bridgton 207-415-4476

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

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



First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES 647-5096

WardHill Architecture 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Design/Build & Construction mgmt. 807-625-7331



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

CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159

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

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


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

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

Mountain View Dentistry Dr. Leslie A. Elston Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628

DOCKS Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042

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



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

numbers or names. 2-1-1 Maine is a confidential, easy-to-remember resource for all Mainers who need information or assistance with any disruptive or troubling problem at any time — 24-hours per day, seven-days per week. 2-1-1 Maine is a free service, accessible to anyone in Maine who dials “2-1-1” from a mobile phone or landline. The call specialists, who answer the phones, have access to a statewide data-

PORTLAND — The following individuals were indicted by a Cumberland County Superior Court grand jury on December 8, 2011 for crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region: Alexandra Conley, 21, of Raymond, one count each Class C theft and Class D forgery. Anthoni Jensen, 31, of Naples, one count of Class C theft. Damon Jordan, 31, of Naples, one count of Class A gross sexual assault. Samuel Martin, 18, of Naples, one count of Class C receiving stolen property. Nelson Reichard, 64, of Casco, two counts of Class C criminal threatening and two counts of Class E violating a condition of release. LP GAS Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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


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

FOUNDATIONS Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896

HAIRDRESSERS Victoria’s Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist 647-8355

Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829 Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563

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

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

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

LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029 Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151

base of vetted resources for anyone who is experiencing a crisis situation or a time of confusion and anxiety. As complex issues and concerns arise for people — from questions about natural disasters and public health to issues with childcare and senior services — they have free access to this database. The 2-1-1 call specialist will assess a caller’s situation and quickly refer that caller to an appropriate resource PHONE SCAM, Page B


Sheila Rollins Private/instrument/multi-engine instructor Flight training – Ground school Flight review 583-6074

Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior HEATING Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted 207-647-4125 email: A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Fryeburg Family Dental Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks Preventative Dental Hygiene Services New installations, 24 hr burner service 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 Licensed and insured 207-256-7606 207-693-7011

Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Jeff Hadley Builder Residential Wiring – Generators New homes, remodels, additions Naples 693-4595 Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Kitchens, tile & wood floors Tuomi Electric Fully insured – free estimates Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Residential & Commercial

Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Newhall Construction Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Carpentry Shawn 743-6379 Northern Extremes Carpentry Quality Custom Carpentry Custom Decks – Additions Specializing in remodeling & additions Remodeling – Free Estimates Jeff Juneau Naples Log Hunting and Fishing Camps 207-655-5903 Insured Bridgton 647-5028

Karen Turgeon, program manager of 2-1-1 Maine. “People who use our statewide, free resource trust us and the information we provide them, so we are very worried that this scam could convince Mainers to give away their personal information.” Call specialists at 2-1-1 Maine rarely call out of the center; if they do, the phone number appears on caller IDs as a 10digit number with a 207 area code. 2-1-1 Maine call specialists only ask for private financial information from a caller when providing a specialized service. Debit card fraud reporting is not a service being provided by 2-11 Maine. When a person who’s received one of these automated calls contacts 2-1-1 Maine to ask about or report fraudulent telephone contact, the call specialists are requesting information about the recipient’s mobile phone service provider, the area code and phone number prefix, the zip code and the time of call. The call specialists do not request full phone

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

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

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571

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

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606

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

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

SNOW REMOVAL Webber Snowplowing Service Camp roads and driveways Fully insured – dependable Lakes Region (207) 831-8354

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning P.O. Box 113, Route 5 Lovell, ME 207-925-1468

George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245

Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file

Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684

Pioneer Surveying & Mapping Services Boundary/topographic/construction surveys Commercial/residential Kenneth Farrar PLS PO Box 368, W Paris ME 04289 674-2351

Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

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

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

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

WELDING Welding Repair Services Aluminum, stainless, steel Tig, mig, brazing, soldering Route 114, Naples 712-3391


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SEEKING PERSON — familiar with electronics, such as condensers, resistors, vaccuum tubes, amplifiers, etc. Contact Howard Dearborn, P.O. Box 310, Fryeburg, ME 04037. 2t50


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — Logger and heat with carbon neutral wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603447-2282. 13t40x



JESUS IS LORD – new and used auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30

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 P.S.S. NEEDED — for local resident. FOR RENT of sunshine, deck overlooks the pond. Average wage. 40 hours per week. HILLTOP FIREWOOD — Seasoned, Great spot for single person or couBRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom Call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 693- $220 cord delivered. Call for details, ple. One pet considered with deposit. 5010. 2t49 890-9300. tf20 apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus ref- $550 month plus utilities. Call 207erences and security. JPD Properties, 3t48 WORK WANTED SEASONED FIREWOOD — $250 310-0693. tf2 647-4000, pics available. a cord, cut, split & delivered. Call 583STONEHAM — House for rent, seaEXCAVATING – Have hoe, will 4694. 9t48x BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bed- sonal or monthly. 3-bedroom, 3-bath, travel. Site work, foundations dug, room apartment. Heat & utilities back filling, septic systems, sand, FIREWOOD 1/2 CORDS — Cut, included. $200 per week plus security modern open interior, surrounded loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653- split and delivered. Dry hardwood deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 by White Mountain National Forest, close to Sunday River and Shawnee 4377 or 627-4560. tf44 $140, dry softwood $80, green hardwood $100. Cow manure $80. 583- BRIDGTON — 3-and 2-bedroom Peak ski areas, on state snomobile GOT’CHA COVERED — Painting. 4550. 1t50x apartments and homes, great spaces. trail, cross-country skiing/hiking/bikInterior, exterior, superior service at (different areas of Bridgton.) All rents ing from door, close to Kezar lake, affordable prices. Fully insured. Free REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER — need application and security deposit 2-car garage. $850/month & utilities, estimates. Kevin 693-3684. 11t50x Very clean, runs well, $75. Antique and first month rent when approved. 1-month’s deposit, no smoking, small brass light hall fixture, $55. Card table Call Ralph at Lake Country Property dogs considered. Call 207-890-4501. SNOWPLOWING — Roof shovel- with 4 chairs, $45. 647-9585. 2t50 Rentals (207) 693-3032. tf50 4t48x ing in Bridgton, Naples, Casco area. Call for more information at 207-595- LISE’S BARGAIN CENTER — BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom mobile WEST BRIDGTON — Beaver 3126. 4t47x Jackets $5, sweaters $3, all winter cloth- home. W/D, partially furnished. Pond. Quiet studio apartment includes ing on sale. Also tons of quilting mate- Private lot. No pets. $650 month plus heat, $400 month. Available now. Call SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR rial. 24 Skillin Circle, off Depot Street. utilities. 207-839-2172. 9t44x Suzanne, 781-631-6731. tf44 — looking for plumbing and electric Now through Dec. 17, 10-4. 2t49x work in the local area. Call 647-8026. HARRISON WATERFRONT NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom tf45 SMART LED FLAT SCREEN TV — office. 720 square feet, $500 per apartment, second floor, nice location, — Samsung 55” UN55D6000SFXZA month. 1st, last & security deposit heat included, $650 month. Call 617DAY CARE series 6000, brand new in the box. required. Call 583-4948. tf49 272-6815. 5t50 WITS END CHILD CARE — Cen- $1,500-$1,800 value on, DOWNTOWN BRIDGTON — NAPLES HOUSE — Section 8 ter & Community Resources Inc., for sale $1,100. Call 207-647-3907 or First floor 2-bedroom apartment in accepted. Two bedroom, 1 bath W/D, 1t50 a state-licensed facility located on 207-838-0363. residential neighborhood. $725 month 3 acres. $1,100 month, 1st & security Route 302 in Bridgton, has full/part SNOWMOBILE PARTS — New includes propane heat, trash, plowing, deposit, call 978-873-3971. 5t49 time openings for children from 1 parts, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekdays; water/sewer. On site parking and coin year to 5 years old. We offer a safe, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekends; used laundry. No smoking. Call 358-0808. FRYEBURG — room available, clean, and quality year-round program parts 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. weeknights; tf49 includes utilities, D-TV, wireless for all ages, including Pre-school, Jr. 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekends. Closed Internet, W/D, shared common areas. Pre-school, Infant and Toddler devel- Wednesdays. D & G Snowmobilers CASCO — Completely furnished Nice yard. $125 week. Call 603-387opment. We participate with the State Discount, 207-583-2312. 4t49x rooms, heat, lights & cable TV includ- 8215 or e-mail kizmen@roadrunner. of Maine Quality Rating System, and ed. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, com 2t49x our quality staff offers a combination OAK TABLE 42” ROUND — with 207-650-3529. tf44 NORTH BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom of 25+ years of experience in child 18” leaf & 4 chairs, $125 or best offer. development and social services. All Also six black Windsor side chairs, $10 HARRISON — Main Street, sunny apartment, close to lake, large yard & staff are certified in adult/infant/child each. 207-452-2592. 1t50x 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully parking. $475 month plus utilities. -applianced in “like new” condition. No smoking or pets. References and CPR and First Aid. Our hours are tf46 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. SEASONED FIREWOOD — Cut, Available now at $895/month heat security. Call 233-5758. to 5:30 p.m. FMI call 647-2245 or split & delivered, $230 cord. Green, cut, included. For information or to apply, SEBAGO — 2-bedroom duplex, pristop in, we would love to show you split & delivered, $190 cord. Wendell contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at vate, clean, deck, yard, newly painted, 10t44x 207-583-6001. tf42 around! 2t50 Scribner, 583-4202. new flooring, washer/dryer hookups. $650 lower unit or $750 upper unit. FOR SALE First, security and year lease. Call $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag 647-3883. tf48 when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Private Roads & Driveways in Denmark Windham, 893-0339. tf46 PROVEN RELIABLE SERVICE


BRIDGTON — Apartment, convenient intown location, 2nd floor, one bedroom. $500 per month. Call 6475367. 2t50x

CASCO — 2-bedroom houses & mobile homes starting at $575 month. Call 655-2194. 5t48x

CASCO — 3-bedroom apartment, kitchen, living room, bath, all utilities included plus cable TV. Available Jan. 15. $1,350 month. No pets. Call 207650-3529. tf50 APARTMENT — Lovely 2-bedroom, second floor unit in West Bridgton: 1/2 bath, on-demand hot water, gas heat. Non-smoking, balcony deck with view, beautifully secluded with a garage bay. Pets with permission. Credit history and references required. Asking $575. Renter pays own electric and fuel, arranges plowing and yard care - fenced gardening space available upon request. Contact Samanthia at Maine Lakeside Getaways at 207-647-4000 for application and viewing. 3t48 NAPLES — 3-bedroom house 1½baths, pellet stove with oil backup. Plowing & yard maintenance included. Available Jan. 1st. $750 plus utilities. 693-3653. 1t50x

HARRISON WATERFRONT — 1bedroom apartment. Fully furnished including washer & dryer. Propane heat included. $800 per month. 1st, last and security deposit required. Call 583-4948. tf49


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PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and PART-TIME HELP WANTED — your attic, basement and closet overApply in person at Sportshaus, Route flow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. 302, West Bridgton. 1t50 For more information, call 935-4358 tf28 DRIVERS — Start up to $.41/mile. ext. 21. Thank you. Home weekly or bi-weekly. CDL-A FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, 6 months OTR experience required. trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition Equipment you’ll be proud to drive! & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing (888) 247-4037. 2t50x Post. 207-647-8163. tf43

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TOWN OF CASCO JOB OPENING Code Enforcement Officer

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.




PHYSICAL THERAPIST POSITION Flexible hours. Competitive salary. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 207-935-3500 or send resume to: Fryeburg Chiropractic & Wellness Center 568 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037


Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion


CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS Deadline: Friday 4:00 p.m. CLASSIFIED LINE ADS Deadline: Monday 5:00 p.m.



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Warranty and Parts Dealer for MOST outdoor products

Tecumseh • Kohler • Kawasaki • Briggs & Stratton • MTD • York


NEW FALL HOURS Mon.-Fri. 8–5 330 Bridgton Road Route 302, Fryeburg, ME Fax 935-3026

Interested parties may submit a resume in support of their qualifications for this position. Applications may be obtained at the Casco Town Office, 635 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine during normal office hours. Applications and resume must be submitted to the office of the Town Manager, PO Box 60, Casco, ME 04015 or delivered to 635 Meadow Road no later than the close of business hours December 28, 2011. 3T49CD



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DELIVERY DRIVER Dead River Company has an opening at our Bridgton facility for a Seasonal Full-Time driver to deliver heating oil. Applicants must have a current CDL with tank and hazmat endorsement, along with a TWIC card. A good driving record, stable work history and references required. Use your customer relations skills to provide prompt and courteous service to our residential and commercial accounts. We offer flexible hours, competitive wages, a seasonal bonus, heating oil discounts, and a top-notch delivery fleet. No phone calls please. Email your resume to:, send by mail to the address below, or complete an application at:

DEAD RIVER COMPANY Attn: John Yates 161 Portland Road PO Box 70 Bridgton, ME 04009 An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Classifieds FOR RENT

Area news

December 15, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B


HARRISON — 1-bedroom, 1-bath, very cute, in-law apartment. Newly carpeted, quiet area, deck with lake views. 2 miles from town. Suited for single person, $525 month includes heat and electric. No smoker/1st & security required. Call 207-6474000, pics available. 3t48

HARRISON VILLAGE — Lovely, 2-bedroom antique cape on quiet side street. Large kitchen, new bathroom, walk to town, park & lakes. Plowing, trash pickup & landscaping included. $650 plus utilities. Call Peter at 6509768. 3t48

BRIDGTON — Second floor apartment, one bedroom in a quiet and convenient location near Hannafords. Newly-painted. Heat, electric and plowing included. One month rental as security deposit and no pets. $650 per month. Call 6472587 for inquiries. tf50

BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm Road, 3 acres, black top road with electricity, site cleared with driveway. View of Mt. Washington and other mountains. $33,000. 583-6695. tf23


BRIDGTON — 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1-car garage condominium USED HUMIDIFIER — cabineton the golf course. $1,100 month style, or parts for a Westbend. Call 1t50 plus utilities. 409-8579. 6t46x 647-8803.


Public Notice


’TIS THE SEASON — The Bridgton Hospital Guild has lighted their “Tree of Love” on the campus of Bridgton Hospital. Guild members are selling lights on the tree in memory or in honor of loved ones. A gift of $5, or more, “lights” a glowing Christmas bulb for the holiday season. Applications for the “Tree of Love” lights are available.

Hospital Guild lights Tree of Love

The Bridgton Hospital Guild has lighted their “Tree of Love,” located off the main entrance to Bridgton Hospital, for the holiday season. A yearly tradition, the lighting of the tree was followed by complimentary hot chocolate and homemade cookies served at the Bridgton Hospital Guild “Twitchell Café,” located on the hospital campus. Gathering around the 30-foot tall spruce, Choirmaster Carolyn Stanhope led the enthusiastic attendees in songs for the holiday. The Guild also has set up their “Tree of Love” in the main lobby of the hospital. Guild members are selling lights on the tree in memory or in honor

of loved ones. A gift of $5, or more, “lights” a glowing Christmas bulb for the holiday season. Applications for the “Tree of Love” lights are available in the hospital lobby, at the Bridgton Hospital Guild’s Twitchell Café and at their Main Street, Bridgton, Guild Thrift Store. Honorees or their family are notified by mail of your thoughtful gift by the Tree of Love project directors, Susan Strong and Fern Twitchell. The Bridgton Hospital Guild is a not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to provide charitable support for the community hospital, Bridgton Hospital. They raise funds through their operations of the

Profile: Rashawnda Currier

BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing on December 26th, 2011 at 7:00 at the Naples Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: An application for a Street Vendor Permit Application for the Naples Winter Carnival, submitted by Dan Allen. 2T50

(Continued from Page B) Q. What has cheerleading taught you? RC. Cheerleading has taught me to always be open to trying new things, and has taught me that I can always improve. Q. Who has inspired you? RC. My team, family and friends have all inspired me because when a difficult task arises, they are always there cheering me on.

Public Notice

Guild Twitchell Café, on the hospital campus, and the Guild Thrift Store. President is Sandra Weygandt. For further information about

Alert: Phone scam

(Continued from Page B) that can help. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember number that connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their community. In establishing 2-1-1, Maine joined a growing national movement to standardize the availability of information and referral for these services. 2-1-1 includes a statewide directory of resources including agency services and support groups accessible through this website to anyone with Internet capability. The 2-1-1 Call Center is accessible statewide and from cell phones and phone service provided by Internet carriers. 2-1-1 provides emergency operations during times of natural and other disasters, including accurate and timely information for preparations, and longer-term referral for follow-up services if required. 2-1-1 provides valuable information for community planning and for future matching of resource development and unmet needs. More information is available online at


Public Notice



Budget Committee The Town of Naples is seeking four (4) individuals to serve on the Budget Committee. The appointed persons will be filling unexpired terms until 2014. The Budget Committee meets weekly February – April (this may vary). Interested parties please contact Barbara McDonough at the Naples Municipal Offices (693-6364) during regular business hours.


Public Notice





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

The Town of Naples is selling “as-is,” “where-is,” a 1979 American LaFrance Water Chief Ladder Truck. The truck has a 100-foot ladder, 300-gallon water tank which pumps at 1500 gpm. The truck’s motor is seized; and thus does not run. The ladder is UL-certified. Vehicle can be seen at Naples Fire Station next to salt and sand storage building located on Route 302. Call Town Manager at 693-6364 or Fire Chief at 233-6386 to set up a time to view vehicle. Please send sealed bids to Town of Naples, Ladder Truck Bid, P.O. Box 1757, Naples, ME 04055. All bids must be received no later than 2 p.m. on January 6, 2012. The Town of Naples reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Derik Goodine Naples Town Manager 50-52

Public Notice


2. Review and sign Findings of Fact for Allen Land Co., LLC approved November 1st, 2011.

TOWN OF SEBAGO The Town of Sebago Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sebago Town Office. Nature of Appeal/Complaint: 1. An error was made in the denial of a permit. 2. The denial of the permit was based on a misinterpretation of the ordinance. 3. There has been a failure to approve or deny the permit within a reasonable period of time. 4. Other (See application for details) As requested by: John Swanson (Property owned by K&J Realty Trust, John Blount Trustee) – Property located on Sebago Tax Map 1T50

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.



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




NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to the rental agreement between AKA Storage and the parties named below, their personal property shall become the property of AKA Storage on December 31, 2011 in order to satisfy all liens brought on by the default of payment. Edward Theriault – Otisfield, Maine



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





Notice of Public Hearing

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.


The Town of Naples is seeking an individual to serve on the Transfer Station Council. The appointed person will be filling an unexpired term until 2013. The Transfer Station Council meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. as needed.

Public Notice

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.


Transfer Station Council

Interested parties please contact Barbara McDonough at the Naples Municipal Offices (693-6364) during regular business hours. 2T50

the Guild, including membership information, check out the Bridgton Hospital website at


s/George Finch, Town Manager

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

s/George Finch Town Manager

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, 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, TERMS OF SALE:

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-

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


LAND — Western Maine land with owner financing. www.LandMaine. LOVELL — Very large apartment: com. Tel: 207-743-8703. 1t50x 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm carriage house. $995 month includes Road, 3.27 acres, well, black top road, electricity, laundry hookup, and mountain views, electricity. $27,000. tf23 50% of heat. Quiet with mountain 583-6695. views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/ no smoking. 1 year lease/first BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, and security deposit/reference check approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. required. (207) 925-6586. 4t49x Good developable land, mostly cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21 LAKESIDE CONDO — 3-bedBUSINESS SERVICES room, 3-bath, tastefully furnished, looking for winter rental or long HEAP HAULERS — Towing serterm. $800 per month, plus you pay vice. Cash paid for junk cars. Call heat, electric & cable. Association 655-5963. tf12 sandy beach, walk to Shawnee Peak. Call 207-647-3907 or 207-838- B & L ROOFING — 20 years expe0363. 1t50 rience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20 WATERFORD — Four-bedroom home $850 per month plus utilities DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, & $850 security deposit. 647-3565. Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. 1t50x Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. BRIDGTON — New commercial Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. office space. Great intown location. tf49 Second level is 580 square feet, $650 plus utilities or first level is 1,000 square feet, $1,200 plus utilities. Private deck. Call 207-756-0650. tf48

Fun & Games

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Campbell Day at Peak

This week’s puzzle

Theme: Holiday Traditions

ACROSS 1. Movie “Flowers in the _____” 6. ___ down, as in time 9. Follows “flip” 13. “Little House on the Prairie” character 14. University of Rhode Island 15. Queen’s headdress 16. Sacrificial spot 17. Tasseled hat 18. Court order, e.g. 19. Stop serving 21. *It has 7 or 9 branches 23. Giant thrower 24. Used in floats 25. Pacquiao’s punch, e.g. 28. Talk like a drunk 30. School of hard ______ 35. Paleozoic and Mesozoic, e.g. 37. *Coniferous tradition 39. Trinity or triad 40., e.g. 41. Keep yours to yourself! 43. Tel ____, Israel 44. Lighted helper 46. Toy building block 47. *It’s wonderful in Bedford Falls 48. It ______ like such a good idea... 50. *It’s red on a Christmas poinsettia 52. Short for Leonard 53. Partiality 55. Aaron Rodgers, as opposed to Andrew Luck 57. *Tiny Tim creator 61. Eyesight abnormality 64. Perfect 65. Mauna ___, Hawaii 67. Rigs

69. “She _____ sea shells...” 70. It’s on your face? 71. Pro move 72. “____ and hearty” 73. Misery 74. Mandarin’s headquarters DOWN 1. Pie _ __ mode 2. Bath powder 3. *”The Nutcracker” outfit 4. Angry 5. *”White Christmas” and “Silent Night,” e.g. 6. Magic dragon 7. *”...I heard him exclaim, ‘___ he drove out of sight...” 8. Whatchamacallit 9. Dog name 10. Batman’s cave, e.g. 11. Black and white killer 12. Beaten by walkers 15. Dweller without mortgage 20. Pigsty contents 22. Member of the Benevolent Order 24. Scallops 25. *Central to nativity scene 26. _____ from the ashes 27. Cleanse 29. Europe/Asia mountain divide 31. Type of test 32. Law, but not criminal 33. Chef Ramsay’s tool 34. *Number of Kwanzaa days 36. Give certain impression

WinterKids will kick off the 2011-2012 winter season with Cooper Campbell Day, a fun, fast-paced, on-mountain event for kids and their families at Shawnee Peak from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 18 (weather/conditions permitting). The festival — now in its third year — celebrates the life of Cooper Campbell of Scarborough, who was killed by a drunk driver on the Maine Turnpike in April 2008. According to Steve Campbell, Cooper’s father, 15-year-old Cooper was an avid skier and snowboarder who “enjoyed winter with his whole heart and lived by the words ‘live, love, listen, laugh, learn and leave a mark.’” WinterKids and Shawnee Peak will help “leave a mark” for Cooper by bringing kids and families out on the slopes to learn and have fun together. Shawnee Peak has generously offered 75 pre-registered children and adults the chance to try skiing and snowboarding for the very first time, with free lessons, rentals and lift tickets. “Cooper Campbell was a true winter kid,” said Julie Mulkern, executive director of WinterKids. “His zest for life and adventure is truly inspiring, and we’re excited to give families the opportunity to try some of the winter sports Cooper loved!” WinterKids invites all families to join the fun at Cooper Campbell Day. In addition to enjoying healthy outdoor activity, kids and their families will enjoy music, fun games, prizes provided by L.L.Bean and Hannaford Supermarkets and more throughout the day. WinterKids is a nonprofit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity. WinterKids sponsors include Hannaford Supermarkets and Healthy Maine Partnerships. Other major supporters include L.L.Bean, TD Bank, the TD Charitable Foundation, New Balance Foundation and Walmart Foundation. For more information about WinterKids, please visit

38. Competitive advantage 42. Like water with detergent 45. Guerillas 49. Loud noise 51. *He’ll be back again some day 54. Lopsided 56. Verdi’s opus 57. *Christmas goose, e.g. 58. Worth a million dollars?

59. Jailbird’s home 60. Curly-leafed cabbage 61. Magician, in the olden days 62. Allah’s cleric 63. ____-de-camp 66. Big head 68. Precedes senator

By Alison Vigneau Sports Information Director Bridgton Academy had a busy week of athletics this past week. The basketball team started off the week with an 88-86 overtime win against New Hampton. They also faced Maine Central Institute and fell 84-75 followed by a big win over South Kent, 68-63.  The Junior B hockey team also had a busy week as they took on the University of New Hampshire’s club team and had an upsetting 4-2 loss. They then split a pair of games with the Academie St. Louis winning the first 3-0 and dropping the second 6-1. On the hardwood The basketball team kicked off the week as they traveled to New Hampton for a Monday night game and won 88-86 in overtime. At the half, BA led 37-36 after building and early lead to start the game. In the second half, the game was tightly contested with BA unable to seal a victory with a missed free throw late in the game, not to mention some clutch

buckets made by the home squad, setting up the dramatic finish. In the league, BA is now 1-0 and 8-3 overall. Later in the week, the Wolverines failed to protect a lead in their home game against Maine Central Institute in the late stages in the second half and as a result dropped their first league game of the season. BA took an early lead in the double digits and stayed strong for the better part of the first half. However, MCI was able to fight back and take the lead before BA used a late run to lead 45-42 at the half. Heading into the final minutes of the game, BA still held a 72-64 lead. Both teams put up a good fight, but MCI was able to overtake the Wolverines and secure the 84-75 victory. Rounding out their week, the Wolverines came together Saturday afternoon to defeat the Cardinals of South Kent 68-63 in North Bridgton. Bridgton trailed for the final 10 minutes of the first half,

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with the third and final goal of the evening. He redirected a pass from the corner and buried the puck in the back of the net. McKeown and Steve Trychon (Stearling, Mass.) assisted Burke’s goal. Busa played in net for the second night with a shutout stopping 40 shots. Coach Meserve was happy after the second game noting, “Best overall game of the year. We executed our systems, worked as a team and competed in all areas of the ice. John Busa was spectacular in net and the defense cleared away all the rebounds.” Bridgton took the ice Sunday afternoon for their final contest of the weekend with another game against the Academy St. Louie. This time, the Academie was ready for the Wolverines and picked up a 6-1 upset. Burke scored Bridgton’s only goal of the night with assists from Durkin and Johnny Sheil (Narragansett, R.I.).  Brendan Gaetjins (Montclair, N.J.) started in net for the Wolverines stopping 14 of 18 shots. Busa finished the game in net saving 22 of 24 shots. Coach Meserve used the game to the team’s advantage commenting, “This was a great learning experience for us today. A lot of things we did correctly the day before we just didn’t execute today. We learned the hard way what happens when you don’t show discipline and play unselfish hockey.”

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and ended with a score of 31-25 at the half. Bridgton then fell behind by double digits before mounting a steady come-from-behind effort. It was a big win for Bridgton Academy as they improve to 2-1 in the league and 9-4 overall. Ice chips Friday night, the BA Junior B hockey team kicked off a busy weekend of competition as they took on the University of New Hampshire’s club team for the second time this season. The game had a good start as Billy Smith (Boston, Mass.) scored the first goal of the game off assists from Craig Standish (New York, N.Y.) and Dusty Burke (Sherborn, Mass.) to give BA a 1-0 lead.  UNH answered back to tie things up, followed by another Bridgton goal. Matt Driscoll (Dedham, Mass.) capitalized on a feed from Zach Pettingill (Scarborough) and Marquise Cotten (Washington, D.C.).  Bridgton could not hold onto the 2-1 lead as UNH fought back to secure the 4-2 win.  John Busa (Billerica, Mass.) played in net stopping 38 of 42 shots.  Coach Meserve commented after the game, “Overall we just didn’t work as a team. Teamwork is something we have preached all year and we just didn’t work together as a unit.” Bridgton was on the ice the following night as they took on the Academie St. Louis. With a fire that was missing the previous night, Bridgton fought the whole game to come out on top with a 3-0 win. Brian McKeown (Scarborough) led the scoring effort as he capitalized on a breakaway from a long stretch pass from Cory Durkin (Narragansett, R.I.) and Driscoll. Driscoll then tallied another assist as he and Chris Mini (Everett, Mass.) set up Pettingill for the Wolverines second goal of the night. Burke clinched the win

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Rashawnda Currier isn’t afraid to try new things. When a friend suggested she try becoming a Lake Region cheerleader, she figured, “Why not?” “Rashawnda has proven to us in just these few short weeks how far she has come since her first season last year. She has greatly improved on every aspect of cheerleading, is willing to try new things (even if it scares her), and has a great cheerleader spirit and smile,” LR Co-Coaches Ashleigh London and Kelley Tibbetts said. “We are so excited to see how much further she comes this year.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Rashawnda is this week’s 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 t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Currier File Name: Rashawnda Currier Year in School: Junior Town: Bridgton Parents: Yolanda and James Currier School Activities/Sports: Yearbook, Natural Helpers, AFS Club, varsity cheerleading Q. Why did you choose cheerleading? RC. I chose cheerleading because my friends wanted me to try it out, and I wanted to become more involved. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? RC. I hope to master some tumbling techniques. Q. What do you enjoy the most? RC. I enjoy basing stunts and learning new cheers the most! Q. What do you like the least? RC. I like doing jumps (toe touches, right side hurdler, etc.) the least. Q. What makes you successful? RC. My teammates and coaches are so encouraging that they make me strive to be the best I can be. Q. What would your dream moment be? RC. My dream moment would be to make it to the State’s cheering competition. RASHAWNDA, Page B

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Tyler LaPlante is one of the most hard working, coachable kids Ice Cats hockey coach Dave Lepage has ever met. “This year, we are going to have to lean on him in every game and to this date he has responded with speed and a drive to be consistent,” Coach Lepage said. “As a junior (defenseman), Tyler is becoming one of the on ice leaders of the team, and the coaching staff looks for even bigger things to come from him.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Tyler is this week’s 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 t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The LaPlante File Name: Tyler LaPlante Year in School: Junior Town: Bridgton Parents: Gary and Janette School Activities/Sports: Soccer, track and field, ice hockey Q. Why did you choose ice hockey? TL. I have played hockey all my life and enjoy it the most. And, I have lots of friends on this team. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? TL. I would like to make it to the playoffs. Q. What do you enjoy the most? TL. I enjoy the intensity of the game, and the challenge of improving my skills. Q. What do you like the least? TL. Disappointing my team with taking a bad penalty or letting a goal happen. Q. What makes you successful? TL. My self-discipline to make myself better. I am always pushing to be the best. Q. What would your dream moment be? TL. Being drafted to a National Hockey League team. Q. What has hockey taught you? TL. Hockey has taught me to work with a team “as one.” We work together. You have to work hard to get what you want. Q. Who has inspired you? TL. My parents are always pushing me to be better. Everyone has a pro player that they look up to — I look up to Johnny Boychuk of the Boston Bruins.

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Sydney Hancock and her Laker teammates like to turn a basketball game into a sprint. Sometimes, overdrive can cause problems. Turnovers and poor free throw shooting had the Lake Region offense sputtering in the first half in the season opener last Friday against Poland, but Abby Craffey led a balanced attack by scoring a game-high 12 points in a 48-26 victory over the Knights. Although Lake Region received early season praise from newspaper writers as one of the teams to beat in Class B West, Poland showed no signs of being intimidated. In fact, the Knights were aggressive, gritty and energized, especially on the defensive end where they drew two charging calls against the Lakers to start the game. The Knights contested every AHEAD OF A KNIGHT — Following a steal, Lake Region shot, were stingy about giving freshman Sarah Hancock races up the court as a Poland up space inside the lane, and player gives chase last Friday night. (Rivet Photo) bumped LR’s big people, espe-

cially center Tiana-Jo Carter (just 2 points in the first half) off their spots. The end result: a ragged first eight minutes offensively for the Lakers who were 2-of-7 from the foul line and who misfired on several lay-up chances, while committing eight turnovers. “It was a great atmosphere for the first game of the season. The kids were going 100 mph. We didn’t take time to just take a deep breath and settle down out there. The first 3 to 4 minutes were not good,” said Laker varsity girls’ basketball coach Paul True. “We missed some easy basket opportunities, and we shot poorly from the foul line. It’s all about mental concentration. In practice, we’ve shot about 1,600 free throws. There is no reason to shoot that poorly with the kids we have.” Guard Sydney Hancock agreed. “There was a lot of emotion. We were trying to do everything too fast. We want to be fast, but we also need to be LAKERS, Page 10B

Poland cashes in on second chances

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Ricky Bryant is a “slippery” player who may go unnoticed, but can be a game changer. A six-foot guard/forward, Bryant collected several big offensive rebounds and scored seven key second-half points to lead Poland to a 67-48 boys’ basketball victory over Lake Region Friday night in the season opener. Bryant finished with 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds. “They (Poland) have three players — Jacob Littlefield, Andrew Petersen and Ricky Bryant — that are challenging to keep off the backboards. We did okay with Andrew and Jacob, but we couldn’t seem to get a body on Ricky, especially in the second half,” LR Coach J.P. Yorkey said. “He’s a slippery player, but we need to be more responsible in

blocking him out, there is no question. He was the one who hurt us when we played them this summer at team camp. I thought that was the turning point in the game.” Opening Night proved quite entertaining through three quarters. Drew Peterson and Littlefield drained 3-point shots to give Poland an early 15-5 lead. But, the Lakers chipped away at the deficit behind some smooth shooting by Mike Triglione, who scored 8 points in the quarter (two treys) and aggressive inside play from Alex Hartford (15 points, 15 rebounds), Cody Gibbons and Lewis Morton. Down 20-16, the Lakers pulled within a point with two minutes gone in the second quarter as Triglione (16 points) knocked down his third 3-pointer. But, Bryant scored off an offensive rebound and Littlefield swished a 3-pointer as the Knights’ withstood the Laker

EXTENDED — Alex Hartford of Lake Region (right) tries to create some space for a pass against Poland Friday night. charge, leading by seven midway through the quarter. Good ball movement created an open look for Triglione with 58.2 seconds, and the junior guard connected on another trey to close the gap to 37-32. Again,

Bryant put the brakes on a LR rally with an inside bucket with 35.9 seconds and the Knights added two foul shots with 7.9 seconds left to enjoy a 41-32 lead at intermission.


Raiders defend their turf FRYEBURG — Claiming four championship round wins and two victories in the consolation round, Fryeburg Academy defended its home mat by edging Madison 185.50 to 162 in the annual Raider Invitational held Saturday at Wadsworth Arena. The Invitational featured 11 entries with Deering placing third (98.5), Monmouth fourth (89) and Brewer fifth (80). Connor Sheehan captured the 113-pound title with a pin of Alex Turbide of Monmouth in 1:28. Matt Frost was victorious in the 126-pound class with a pin of Emery Wilson of Noble in a quick LOOKING FOR A PIN — Fryeburg Academy wrestler Connor Sheehan works hard to pin his 20 seconds. opponent during last Saturday’s Invitational held at Wadsworth Arena. The Raiders won the Jake Thurston won the 13811-school meet, and Sheehan won the 113-pound weight class. (Photo by Sue Thurston/FA) WRESTLING, Page 11B

2011 Preview: Lake Region Indoor Track & Field

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Head Coaches: Mark Snow and Dana Caron Boys’ Roster: Taylor Barker, sophomore, shot put; Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg, senior, shot put, middle distance; Dakota Bush, senior, sprints, long jump; Ansel Critchfield, freshman, sprints, jumps; Mason KlugeEdwards, junior, hurdles, high jump; Thomas Kugelman, freshman, sprints, jumps; Jeremy McClure, junior, sprints, jumps; and Ben Roy, freshman, distance. Top Returneess: BridgeKoenigsberg, Bush and KlugeEdwards. Kluge-Edwards holds the school record in the junior hurdles, but will be competing in the senior hurdles. It may take the entire season for him

to get the timing down for that event. Bush is hoping to tap into his long jump potential with greater focus in the event this year. He also is a decent threat to score in regular meets in the sprints. Bridge-Koenigsberg has competed in many events. His greatest contribution will be his leadership and willingness to do any event to help the team. What will it take for the team to be better than a year ago? The coaches need a few more boys to join the team. “Our numbers are too small to shoot for any team goals this year,” Coach Snow said. “Our focus will definitely be for selfimprovement in each event. There will be no pressure to run relays or other sacrifices to help our team score. We will need a

few more boys before thinking about that.” Based on what you have seen in preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? Coach Snow responded, “I don’t think we have a strength due to our low numbers. But individually, Dakota has potential in his events and Mason may find success in the competitive senior division this year.” Three goals for the team? 1.) To each find two other boys to join the team by New Year’s Day; and 2.) for the veterans to pick one or two events and maximize your workouts and focus in those events. “We don’t need to try many events to help the team score. However, for the rookies (guys like Thomas,

Ansel, and Ben — all in their first year of indoor track) they should experiment a bit this year,” Coach Snow said. Girls’ Roster: Jacqui Black, senior, distance; Julia Carlson, junior, shot put, middle distance; Cyrina Cyr, senior, shot put; Kendall Dinsmore, sophomore, shot put, sprints; Michaela Gagnon, sophomore, sprints, jumps; Kate Hall, freshman, sprints, jumps; Emily Hemingway, junior, sprints, jumps; Alyssa Kepler, sophomore, sprints, hurdles; Boontarika Kittiwirayanon, senior, shot put, jumps; Maggie Knudsen, sophomore, middle distance; Leanne Kugelman, junior, sprints, jumps; Dani LaPointe, sophomore, shot put, INDOOR, Page 12B

The Schedule Fri., Jan. 6, 3:30, Greely, Wells, Fryeburg, Poland, Traip, North Yarmouth Academy, Cape Elizabeth Fri., Jan. 13, 6:30, Traip, Cape Elizabeth, Gray-NG, Freeport, Falmouth Fri., Jan. 20, 3:30, Cape Elizabeth, Fryeburg, Freeport, Yarmouth, Gray-NG, York Fri., Jan. 27, 7:30, Cape Elizabeth, Greely, Freeport, Fryeburg, North Yarmouth Academy, Wells Fri., Feb. 3, 7:30, Wells, Gray-NG, Freeport, Hyde, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth Academy Fri. Feb. 10, 4:30, Western Maine Conference Championships

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Lakers recover

DENYING AN INSIDE PASS — Lake Region forward Erik Christensen tries to keep a Poland player from passing the ball inside the lane to Knights’ leading scorer Jacob Littlefield (#20) during Friday’s season opener at Nutting Gymnasium. The Lakers made a couple of strong runs, but were unable to catch the Knights. (Rivet Photo)

Knights spoil Lakers’ home debut (Continued from Page B) Turnovers (eight) in the third quarter impeded the Lakers’ comeback attempt as Poland built a 10-point cushion on two Littlefield jumpers and stretched the margin to 13 at the end of the third as Peterson scored two hoops. Poland closed out the game with an 11-5 fourth quarter run (Littlefield had 5 points, including a trey) as the Lakers man-

aged just one field goal — a 3-pointer by Hartford — while going 2-of-4 from the foul line. “The kids played hard, and did their best to follow our game plan. I was proud of them,” Coach Yorkey said. “Poland made shots (80% in the first quarter, six threes in first half). They were reasonably contested shots, and very few lay-ups. Making them play defense was part of our game

plan. We were successful in that we got Littlefield and Petersen in foul trouble. Had Poland not shot so well in the first half, and had we been able to keep Ricky (Bryant) off the offensive glass, I think we would have won that game, or at least had a chance to win at the end.” With a young roster, Coach Yorkey expects this team to be a work in progress. “We are learning to become

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more patient on offense, and to be able to possess the ball for longer periods of time when we choose to,” he said. “This is an important thing with young players.” The Lakers held a 27-22 advantage on the glass, but were just 6-of-15 from the foul line. The Knights were 7-of-13 from the charity stripe. LR had 18 turnovers to Poland’s 8. Poland: Jacob Littlfield 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks; Ricky Bryant 12 points, 7 rebounds; Logan Nichols 12 points; CJ Martin 9 points; Drew Peterson 7 points, 4 rebounds; Nate Rybeck 4 points, Nick Allen 2 and Jed Quint 2 points. Lake Region: Alex Hartford 15 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocked shots; Mike Triglione 16 points; Erik Christensen 8 points, 3 rebounds; Cody Gibbons 5 points; Lewis Morton 2 points; Sam Smith 2 points, 5 rebounds. Up next: The Lakers host Waynflete tonight, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m., and Freeport on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. The Lakers then travel to GrayNew Gloucester on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. contest.

(Continued from Page B) under control. It took awhile for us to get back into our game and calm down,” she said. “We have problems at times making decisions on fast breaks. If we look for teammates, we know we will get the ball right back. Too many times, we had people trying to go up the floor by themselves. We need to keep our heads up, look for teammates and get easy transition points.” With the first team struggling, Coach True went to his bench in hopes the reserves could be the spark the Lakers needed. “We needed some mental focus. Some kids were doing things that were out of character,” he said. “We’re deep and some kids came off the bench and did a good job.” One problem Poland had was scoring. Despite their hard work, the Knights managed just two buckets — a baseline jumper by Kat Seeley to give the Knights their only lead, 2-0, at 5:19 and an inside score by Kayla Yirrell. Despite their struggles, the Lakers held a 12-4 lead after one behind 3-pointers from Sydney Hancock and Abby Craffey, and a 3-point play by Rachel Wandishin. In the second quarter, Lake Region’s own pressure forced 11 Poland turnovers as the Knights managed just one field goal while going 4-of-5 from the foul line. LR gained a little rhythm offensively as Allison Clark and Sydney Hancock each drained 3pointers, while Kelsey Winslow scored the team’s last four points for a 24-10 halftime lead. “It was a little quiet at first, and then we got an intense talk,” Hancock said. “What coach does well is that he will tell us what we’re doing wrong, but also encourage us. That’s what we needed.” LR players heard those words loud and clear. The Lakers blitzed Poland with an 11-0 run as six different players scored, including a 3-pointer by Craffey. LR could have extended that spurt, but again, free throw shooting was an adventure — 4-of-12. “Brutal,” was how Hancock viewed the team’s foul shooting. “Foul shots often win big games, so we need to do a better job. It’s all mental. We were just overwhelmed by all the people here that we didn’t handle the pressure well. We just need to calm down and focus. We definitely need to learn to keep our poise.” Down 35-10, Michaella Arsenault (9 points, 14 rebounds) finally broke the scoreless spell for Poland with 1:58 left in the third. Laker reserve Kate Cutting made her presence felt by draining two jumpshots, one a 3-pointer, to close out the quarter with LR up 40-15. After committing 15 turnovers in the first half, the Lakers did a much better job handling the ball over the final 24 minutes. Despite several line-up changes, the Lakers committed just five turnovers, while Poland had 12. After Craffey knocked down a straight-away 3-pointer for a 43-17 lead with 7:42 left in the game, the Lakers would score the rest of their points from the foul line. Reserve Savannah Devoe would help bolster the final free throw shooting percentage by going 3-of-4. Meanwhile, the Knights reached double-digit scoring for the first time (11) behind Arsenault’s 6 points. Poland was 7-of-10 from the foul line. Opening Night was revealing for the Lakers and the coaching staff. “We can’t take any game for granted. We know that on any given night, a team can beat another, so we need to come out strong and play our game,” Hancock said. “If we want to win a title this year, we have to approach every game as a big game. It’s LAKERS, Page 11B


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TIGHT COVERAGE — Lake Region’s Alex Hall (left) looks for a teammate to pass to while being tightly defended by Poland’s CJ Martin during Friday’s opener. (Rivet Photo)

Lakers recover from ragged start (Continued from Page 10B) a learning opportunity for us.” And what did Coach True learn and see? First off, he wants to see better play from his post players. As expected, center Tiana-Jo Carter saw plenty of double and triple teams. “Tiana needs to work harder for position. She can’t allow people to push her eight feet away from the basket, that’s what she is going to see all year long. I thought she did a better job in the second half working and establishing position,” Coach True said. “If Tiana doesn’t start in a low stance, she is always going to be off balance. We’ve been working on that, but until it becomes habit, she is going to get knocked around a little bit.” What did Coach True like? “I saw a lot of unselfish play. I liked the way Kelsey (Winslow) and Tiana played in the third quarter. I’d like to see them play with that kind of intensity from here on out,” Coach True said. “Any time you don’t play well but win by that kind of margin, I can’t be too disappointed.” From the Stat Sheet Free Throws: Lakers 13-36, Poland 12-20 Turnovers: Lakers 20, Poland 30 Rebounds: Lakers 40 (Carter 10, Craffey 6, Wandishin 5, VanLoan 4, Devoe 4), Poland 32 (Arsenault 14, Yirrell 5, Bolduc 5, Lavoie 4) 3-Pointers: LR, Clark, Craffey (3), Cutting, Sy. Hancock, Wandishin; Poland 0 Lake Region: Allison Clark 1-1-4, Tiana-Jo Carter 2-0-4, Abby Craffey 4-1-12, Kate Cutting 2-1-6, Savannah Devoe 03-3, Sydney Hancock 1-2-5, Shannon VanLoan 0-1-1, Rachel Wandishin 3-1-8, Kelsey Winslow 1-3-5, Kasey Huntress, Sarah Hancock, Jordan Turner, Kayleigh Lepage. Poland: Michaella Arsenault 4-3-11, Emily Bolduc 2-6-10, Melora Lavoie 0-2-2, Kat Seeley 1-0-2, Kayla Yirrell 0-1-1. Contribution to Fund. Before Friday night’s contest, the Laker and Knights girls’ basketball teams met at center court for a group photo. Both clubs sported pink — a sign of support for the American Cancer Society. Contributions that night resulted in a check for $347 to ACS. Up next: The Lakers travel to Waynflete tonight, Dec. 15, for a 5:30 p.m. game. The Lakers host Freeport on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. and travel to Gray-New Gloucester on Tuesday, Dec. 20 for a 5:30 p.m. contest.

INDOOR TRACK Head Coaches: Kevin McDonald and Bob Collins Girls’ Roster: Emily Heggie, high jump, long jump, 200 meters, relay; Sophie Creegan, sprints and relay; Bailey Friedman, shot put; Jamie Gullikson, pole vault, hurdles, high jump and relay; Corrin Bedell, 55 meters, 200, 400, 800 and relay; Sage Hennessey, 55 meters, 200, 400, long jump, triple jump and relay. Boy’s Roster: Austin Ward, 200 meters, long jump, high jump and relay; Scott Pelkie, shot put and relay; Jake Schrader, high jump, long jump, triple jump and relay; Jared Schrader, 800 meters, mile and two mile; Maurice Williams, 200 meters, 400, long jump and triple jump; Tyler O’Keefe, mile and two mile; Andrew Emery, 55 meters, 200, 400 and relay; Milos Mijokov, 55 meters, 200, 400 and relays; Stefan Sjekloca, long jump, 55 meters, 200 and relay; Divine Dockery, 55 meters, 200, 400, long jump, triple jump and

relays. What will it take for the team to be better than a year ago? “To improve, we must maintain the level of commitment we presently have,” Coach McDonald said. Based on what you have seen in the preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? “Strengths, we are well rounded with most events covered,” Coach McDonald said. “Weaknesses, girls’ distance and boys’ pole vault.” Team goals? “We have one goal for our team and that is for everyone to improve as the season progresses,” the coach said. To be competitive, what are the three keys your squad must do? “To be competitive, we must put as many as possible into the State Meet. We encourage commitment, responsibility, fitness and fun,” Coach McDonald said. “Right now we have 33 kids — 21 boys and 12 girls. We have a lot of talent and are very excited. The kids are working very hard

and we have no whiners. Last week, we were doing stairs at the fairgrounds — five sets. We made a sixth set optional for everyone. Every kid did Number 6. Bobby and I looked at each other and said, ‘Game On.’” What an Athlete thinks What do you see as the three keys for this season? Jared Schrader: This year, we have a lot of potential showing, with almost double the number of competitors as last season. Three things that I feel will pave the way to victory are hard work, commitment and a supportive team. What are you most excited about? Jared Schrader: This season, I am most excited by our multitude in numbers. I feel that with so many people competing, our team is guaranteed to score. “We will have a good season if we…” Jared Schrader: We will have a good season if we stay committed to the team, to our coaches, and to ourselves. Go

FAIT! The Schedule Fri., Jan. 6, 3:30, Greely, Wells, Fryeburg, Poland, Traip, North Yarmouth Academy, Cape Elizabeth Fri., Jan. 20, 3:30, Cape Elizabeth, Fryeburg, Freeport, Yarmouth, Gray-NG, York Fri., Jan. 27, 7:30, Cape Elizabeth, Greely, Freeport, Fryeburg, North Yarmouth Academy, Wells Fri. Feb. 10, 4:30, Western Maine Conference Championships Mon., Feb. 20, TBA, State Meet at Bates College Fri., March 2, TBA, New Englands at Reggie Lewis Center • All regular season meets are held in the Costello Field House at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham.

Preview 2011: Lake Region cheerleaders

CHEERLEADING Head Coaches: Ashleigh London and Kelley Tibbetts Roster: Seniors Stephanie Winslow, Julia Berbel and Camilla Pasolli; juniors Sarah Curley, Kassandra Girard, Emily Secord, Rashawnda Currier and Elizabeth Mitchell; sophomores Kacie Tripp, Frances Kimball, Aime Worcester, Arianna Aaskov, Jacqueline Laurent, Ashley Fecteau and Mikayla Fortin; freshmen Brittany Perreault and Kiana Paige. Top Returnees: Sarah Curley, Kassandra Girard, Frances Kimball, Arianna Aaskov, Kacie Tripp, Jackie Laurent and Stephanie Winslow. What will it take for the team to be better than a year ago? “In order to make the team better than a year ago, the team must have more effective communication between the teammates and coaches, demonstrating what it means to be dedicated and excited to attend practices, games, and competitions, and uniting the team from the very first day so that working as a team will come naturally,” the coaches said.  Based on what you have seen in the preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths

and weaknesses? “Based on what we’ve seen so far this season, we feel the team’s strengths are their ability to learn new things quickly, which is ideal for when we begin the competition routine. Their jumps have greatly improved and they’re showing a very big interest in learning new stunts,” London and Tibbetts said. “Tumbling has always been our team’s weakness as a whole, but we’re already seeing those skills improve as well.” Three goals for this team? 1.) To build a strong sense of spirit and confidence for themselves individually and as a unit; 2.) To create a solid competition routine they’ll be proud to perform; and 3.) To have each and every one of them end the season having completed the personal goals they’ve recently set for themselves to achieve. To be competitive, three key things our squad must do? 1.) Remain committed throughout our busy practice schedule so they never miss a chance to improve; 2.) Make sure to stay on top of their schoolwork so we never lose a teammate due to grades; and 3.) Take what their coaches have taught them and utilize it to continue working at home, as well as during

practices. What three things have you encouraged this year’s team to do? “We’ve encouraged this year’s squad to: take chances when it comes to trying something they haven’t yet tried; for the new members, to ask as many questions as possible about the sport; and for the veterans, to be leaders for the girls who are cheering for the first time; to have the girls realize that they are always representing Lake Region High School both while in school, as well as anywhere else, and to have them always be aware of their words, behavior, etiquette, and attitudes so they can create the positive reputation they’ve been wanting,” the coaches said. What the Athletes think What do you see as the three keys for success? Frances Kimball: I think the key to success this season is encouragement, especially for those new athletes who have joined this season, we have a lot of them. Not just for the new athletes though, everyone this season is working toward individual goals. Everyone needs support.  Jackie Laurent: Working hard, not giving up, and lots and

lots of practice! What are you most excited about? Frances Kimball: I am most excited about hosting Western Maine Conference (cheerleading competition) this year. Our school hasn’t hosted it in several years and I’m looking forward to the fun and challenges this will bring. Not to mention the challenges of this season in general. Jackie Laurent: Definitely excited about hosting Western Maine Conference (competition, scheduled for January). “We will have a good season if we…” Frances Kimball: We’ll have a good season if we can really come together as a team. Jackie Laurent: We’ll have a good season if we all include each other and get along, because it will be a lot more fun when we all love each other!!!

Tuesday night basketball scoreboard Results from Tuesday night varsity basketball games: Girls’ recaps Lakers 67, Yarmouth 25: For about four minutes, Yarmouth posed as a test for the Lakers. Behind strong inside play from center Morgan Cahill, the Clippers jumped out to a 5-2 lead. Then, the Clippers sank. Using full court pressure and aggressive play around the hoop, the Lakers went on a 33-6 run

over the next 12 minutes en route to a rout of Yarmouth in Naples. Abby Craffey paced the LR attack with 15 points, while sophomore center Tiana-Jo Carter rebounded from an off-opening game with 14 points and doubledigit rebounds. Forward Kelsey Winslow added 12 points. Coach Paul True made good use of his bench, and players responded with solid efforts at both ends of the court, limiting Yarmouth to single digits in each

quarter. Wandishin 4, Kate Cutting 2, Other LR scorers were: Jordan Savannah DeVoe 2, Kayleigh Turner 6, Sydney Hancock 5, Lepage 2 and Allison Clark 1. Sarah Hancock 4, Rachel


Raider wrestling

(Continued from Page B) pound division with an 11-3 decision over Stewart Buzzell of Monmouth. CJ Bartlett claimed the 170pound category with a pin of Kyle Foley of Madison in 4:25. Zach Sheehan reached the

championship round at 120pounds, but lost a 10-3 decision to Ian Whitis of Cheverus. In the consolation round, Ryan Buzzell advanced due to a bye at 132, and Kirk Hubbard pinned Olivia LaBrecque of Oak Hill in 45 seconds in 145-pound action.

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Page 12B, The Bridgton News, December 15, 2011

Ice Cats win 1-0

Forward Tyler Harnden scored at 13:22 of the first period as the Ice Cats blanked Windham 1-0 in the season opener Monday night at the Bridgton Ice Arena. Dakota Russo assisted on the game winner. Neither club could break through on the power play as the Ice Cats went 0-for-8, while the Eagles were 0-for-7. Ice Cats goalie Topi Laakso recorded 26 saves. Windham’s Merrill had 59 saves. Up next: The Ice Cats travel to Dover, N.H. to play Marshwood this Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.

Yacht sails past FA

HONORED — Former Bridgton Academy headmaster David Hursty (right) presented Brad Smith with the Distinguished Service Award at NEPSAC’s annual meeting in Marlborough, Mass.

Service honoree

YORK — Fryeburg Academy found themselves in a 17-point hole out of the gate at York, and never recovered Friday night. The Wildcats had three players reach double figures in an 89-40 victory over the Raiders in the boys’ basketball season opener. Down 22-5, the Raiders saw the Cats continue to roll in the second quarter with a 19-9 run. Fryeburg reached double digits in the second half, scoring 12 and 14 points. Walker Mallory led the Raiders with 9 points — all threepointers. Dgordie Obradovic chipped in 8 points, Bright Amoako had 7, Mike Costa 6 (both three-pointers), Kevin Knowles 4, Tyler Saunders 4 and Jon Burk added 2 points. Up next: The Raiders (0-1) travel to Cape Elizabeth tonight, Dec. 15, for a 7 p.m. game. FA hosts Greely Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), founded in 1942, and representing athletic directors from roughly 165 independent schools throughout New England and eastern New York, presented Brad Smith, former Bridgton Academy athletic director, with its Distinguished Service Award for 2012.

Smith is the first Maine independent school athletic director to receive the award. The award is presented annually to recognize someone who has contributed significantly to New England independent (Continued from Page 11B) school athletics and physical Falmouth 50, Raiders 10: education through leadership, vision, enthusiasm and dedica- Again, finding offense was an issue for Fryeburg Academy as tion.

FRYEBURG — Coach Dan Leland liked the way his Fryeburg Academy girls’ basketball team battled on opening night. Now, if the Raiders could put the ball in the basket. Fryeburg managed just a single point in the first quarter, and failed

to reach double digits in the other three as York rolled to a 41-23 victory Friday night at Wadsworth Arena. “The game could be best described as scrappy and physical,” Coach Leland said. York was led by Emily Campbell

Jacob on target

Jacob Plummer, age 11, of Fryeburg has proven to be a natural born hunter. This year, he shot his first 10-point buck, weighing in at 173 pounds. This spring, he harvested a 17 1/2-pound jake, and the next day he got himself a 19-pound tom turkey. He has landed 10 partridges, and last year, at the age of 10, he shot his first bear. Of course, this boy did not stand a chance of not being a hunter — both great-grandfathers are avid hunters, as well as his grandfather and his dad! Let the record show his dad went without his deer this year. Maybe Jacob can give him FLOOR LEADER — Laker some pointers! This article was submitted by guard Sydney Hancock directs Jacob’s grandparents, John and the offense Friday. Gayle Plummer of Raymond.

Tuesday scores: LR girls whip Clippers the Raiders managed a paltry stat Fox 2 and Sarah Welch 1. line of 3, 3, 2 and 2 at Falmouth. Boys’ recaps Skye Dole scored 4 points, Yarmouth 85, Lakers 40: The Maggie McConkey 3, Kendra Clippers came out smoking, roll-

Raider girls struggle to score against Cats with 16 points and Marquis MaGlashing’s 15 rebounds, six blocked shots and 5 points. York built their first double-digit lead with a final second shot to end the first half by Ruby Cribby (7 points), 18-7. On three occasions in the second half, York looked

like they would pull away only to see Fryeburg cut the lead back to 10. But, the Raiders could never get closer. Kendra Fox led Fryeburg Academy with 9 points. Skye Dole added 5 points, Maggie McConkey 2, Emily Wilson 2, Maddy Smith

2, Sarah Welch 2 and Brenna Gerchman 1. The Raiders were 5-of-15 from the foul line, while the Wildcats were 5-of-9. Up next: The Raiders (0-1) host Cape Elizabeth (0-1) tonight, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

ing to a 46-21 halftime lead. LR scorers were: Alex Hartford 10, Mike Triglione 8, Shane Porter 7, Cody Gibbons 4, Sam Smith 3, Ben Chaine 3, Mike Mageles 3 and Derek Douglass 2. Falmouth 66, Raiders 37: Falmouth built a 30-14 halftime lead and continued to cruise against Fryeburg Academy at Wadsworth Arena. FA scorers were: Bright Amoako 13, Dgordie Obradovic 8, Kevin Knowles 6, Tyler Saunders 4, Mike Costa 3, Jon Burk 2 and Bobby Ramsay 1.

Preview 2011: Lake Region Indoor Track & Field

(Continued from Page B) middle distance; Kylie Marshall, junior, shot put; Maude Meeker, junior, middle distances; Kristina Morton, junior, middle distance, shot put, jumps; Galina Niemy, senior, distance, Hannah Perkins, junior, sprints, middle distance; Elizabeth Schreiber, sophomore, sprints, jumps; Victoria Waugh, senior, jumps, shot put; and Kelsey Wilcox, senior, shot put. Top Returnees: Jacqui Black, school record holder in the two-mile; and Hannah Perkins, school record holder in the 400 meters. What will it take for the team to be better than a year ago? “To do better than a year ago we will need to stay healthy. This girls’ team can score more points in regular season meets and in championship meets,” Coach Snow said. “One injury to one of our key individuals would jeopardize that claim.” Based on what you have seen in preseason, what do you feel are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? “Our team strengths will be: 1.) having enough girls in many events so that we can have some girls focus on one event each meet; for example if we have seven girls that can run the 4x800, then I can have three of them rest from that event each meet; 2.) the events that Jacqui Black, Hannah Perkins, and Kate Hall enter — each is a threat to win their events at any meet,” Coach Snow said. “Our weaknesses may be in the shot put and high jump. It is too early to

tell if the rookies will master those events soon enough to contribute toward the team score each week.” Three goals for the team? The coaches’ goal for the team is to attend every practice with a thirst for excellence. “These girls enjoy each other’s company and that is great for morale. However, the next step is to have a focus at every practice to maximize the time we have and to improve every day,” Coach Snow said. “I’m encouraged that over 20 girls have come out for the team this year. With numbers come options. With greater numbers athletes can find that perfect teammate to push and motivate them at practices and meets. We have a few girls with a great work ethic. I hope that rubs off on some of the others. If it does, then we will be tough for any mid-size school to beat.” What the Athletes think What do you see as the three keys for success for this season? Maude Meeker: I see the three keys for success this season as working hard at practices, always keeping a positive attitude, and not letting the fact that we have a small team this season get us down. Jacqui Black: The three keys to success for our team this season would be training hard in practice, staying positive at practice and in meets and also encouraging fellow teammates. Hannah Perkins: If you want to have any suc-

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cess as a whole team, teamwork and communication between teammates are vital. Even though track and field is mostly an individual sport, the support from the rest of your team means a lot and is a huge confidence booster throughout the season. Kristina Morton: Well, this will be my first year doing track. I believe that the three components are to have a positive attitude, always try your hardest and to have fun! Maggie Knudsen: I think that three keys for success for my indoor track season are practice, effort and not giving up. To succeed in your event, you need to practice and put time and effort into it. You can’t just give up. You need to stick with it even if you are not doing the best you could do. What are you most excited about? Maude Meeker: I’m excited about getting to know my team, and also hopefully having good meets.  Jacqui Black: I’m most excited about our first meet. I’m excited to see how I compete personally and how the team does. Hannah Perkins: This season, I am most excited about becoming closer as a team. Our indoor team isn’t very big, so it gives us a chance to really get to know people and make new friends. Another thing I am excited for is the competition. I’m very competitive as it is and this sport really tests it as well.  Kristina Morton: I am so excited about my first

meet. I have never been to one before, so I am excited to see what it is all about! Maggie Knudsen: I am most excited about competing. I have been competing in races since seventh grade, and it is just something I love to do, especially the 400-meter dash. Complete the following, “We will have a good season if we…” Maude Meeker: We will have a good season if we try our best. Our team may be small, but we can make a big impact if we’re all giving 100% in workouts and striving to improve our abilities, instead of settling for just okay or average. Jacqui Black: We’re going to have a good season if everyone works hard and puts in the effort to get better. Hannah Perkins: We will have a good season if we practice hard, don’t let our school work get behind, and be focused on reaching our goals as a team and individuals, and working on personal records. Kristina Morton: A little support goes a long way. Having your teammates cheering you on and supporting you will definitely have a good impact on everyone. Maggie Knudsen: We will have a good season if we all put the effort into practices and stay positive. If we all put in effort, I think the whole team has a chance to go to the State Meet. We all just need to stay positive, try our hardest and never give up.


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