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Pay per bag gains steam

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Should the Bridgton Board of Selectmen institute a payper-bag recycling system for solid waste disposal, as recommended by the Bridgton Recycling Committee, without first asking voters what they think? The five-member board does want to hear from the public on the proposed pay-per-bag system, so they decided to hold a public informational meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Bridgton Municipal Complex. In past years, when the pay-per-bag solid waste disposal system came up, the then boards of selectmen asked for the public’s opinion, one way or the other. Each time, the payper-bag system and/or mandated recycling was defeated by voters. In 2002, Bridgton voters said ‘No’ to pay-per-bag solid waste disposal, by a vote of 63 Yes and 95 No, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz explained. One year later, in 2003, voters defeated a Solid Waste Ordinance that would have incorporated pay-per-bag, by a secret ballot vote with just five votes difference, 98 Yes and 103 No. Then, in 2004, voters defeated by 12 votes an annual town meeting warrant article asking them to authorize the selectmen to institute a pay-per-bag system — with 95 No and 83 Yes. The following year, at the 2005 annual town meeting, Bridgton voters defeated a warrant article “as written,” that would have enacted mandatory recycling, Berkowitz said. Now, however, the Recycling Committee believes at least $69,000 in hauling costs could be realized, if the town institutes mandatory recycling and the pay-per-bag trash disposal system. Saying he concurred with a statement made by former selectman Earl Cash, Selectman PAY PER, Page A

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Krieg named planning director By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Anne Krieg, AICP of Bar Harbor, has been named as the Town of Bridgton’s new Director of Planning, Economic and Community Development. Krieg, who brings with her 25 years of experience in planning and development, 16 years of that time in municipal planning, was most recently the Director of Planning and Development for nine years in Bar Harbor. Arthur D. Triglione Sr., chairman of the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, who also sat in as a hiring committee member, indicated that Krieg was the Committee’s preference. Triglione said Krieg has the skills, experience and personality that will allow her to be successful in Bridgton. “We are excited to have Anne come on board,” said Chairman Triglione. Krieg helped create the 2007 Comprehensive Plan that won Plan of the Year from the Maine Association of Planners. She also worked with the Maine

Downtown Center for Bar Harbor to become a member of the Maine Downtown Network. Prior to working nearly a decade in Bar Harbor, Krieg was the Town Planner in Reading, Massachusetts where she worked on the closure and reuse of a former landfill. She was also Principal Planner in Danvers, Massachusetts where she worked on the reuse and re-zoning of the Danvers State Hospital campus. Krieg graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in planning and economics from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University, in 1986. She and her husband Rob have three children — Mae, who is a freshman at SUNY New Paltz; Theresa, 13, and an avid painter; and Gabriel, seven, who is getting ready for baseball season to start. Rob is a registered landscape architect working with Coplon Associates. They enjoy hiking and biking together.

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Citizens of Bridgton participated in a public hearing Tuesday night about Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds the town will receive and how they are proposed to be used over the next five years. Improvements to the sewer system, installing sidewalks, supporting the food pantry program and eliminating slum and blight in the downtown are being recommended by Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz. However, in the end, it will be the Bridgton Board of Selectmen who have the final word as to what funding requests will be accepted. The Town of Bridgton’s continued participation in the Cumberland County Community Block Grant Development Program as an entitlement community has been approved for another fiveyear period, Berkowitz said. The CDBG funds that will

be available in the Town’s Fiscal Year 2013 total approximately $170,000, Berkowitz explained. Other suggestions as to how to utilize the CDBG grant funds were expressed at the Feb. 28 public hearing before the selectmen: • Mike Tarantino of the Bridgton Community Center asked the Bridgton Board of Selectmen for up to as much as $13,000 for a generator at the BCC that is used as a shelter for the community in times of emergencies. • Carmen Lone, Executive Director of the Bridgton Community Center, asked the selectmen to consider including monies “for food programs in the community and expanding resources to low income people for heat, housing and referral programs.” Lone stated further, “This would help our low income residents and the middle class, which is moving down (into the

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BEST OF THE WEST — Lake Region seniors Abby Craffey (left) and Rachel Wandishin twirl the net after the Lakers beat Greely 49-30 to win the Class B West girls’ basketball title Saturday at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Lakers (19-2) travel to the Bangor Auditorium Friday in search of a Gold Ball. The Lakers meet East champ Presque Isle (21-0) at 7 p.m. See stories Page 7B. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet)

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Rusty Wiltjer — Making it as an artist in rural Maine

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer SOUTH WATERFORD — His formerly robust production of high-end whimsical sinks is down to next to nothing. Jigs for his signature fish “Chain of Life” wind chimes, which were sold the world over, lay gathering dust in his studio on Route 37. Some have wondered lately whether Rusty Wiltjer has gone out of business. But, no, the well-known local potter isn’t done with the Chain of Life, or his business, Wiltjer Pottery. He’s operating as he always has, doing his art for the love of it, not for the money. He’s made tons of money. But at every point where it started to become more about the money than the art, things started to go wrong, and he walked away — choosing to reclaim the heart in his art. “I don’t consider myself a business person or a marketing person. I just do what makes sense,” said Wiltjer, who, a decade or so ago, turned down a deal by Coldwater Creek to have the slabwork for his fish farmed out to a pottery outfit in New York, in order to tap the

Asian market. All through the ‘90s, he did huge orders and had five full-time employees that did nothing but produce fish for the national catalogue retailer. “I’d go there, oversee every-

WORK OF ART — Rusty Wiltjer’s process in creating a hand drum like this one took about three years from its prototype to finished stage. “When something leaves here it is functionally and artistically the best I can make it,” he said.

thing, and just get a check. And I said no. It’s my design, and nobody else is going to make them,” he recalls. “It wasn’t one of my better business decisions.” Still, he doesn’t regret it. “I can’t answer the question of would it have been better (had he become the business manager of his art, instead of the artist) because I don’t know. I definitely wouldn’t be who I am now. My guess is, I wouldn’t like it — but I might just be saying that to make myself feel better.”

Beat of a different drummer Right now, his gigs as a drummer, and the ceramic hand drums he’s been creating for the past five years are his passion. But the drums spent years in the prototype stage (“When something leaves here it is functionally and artistically the best I can make it”). And the market for the beautiful drums is but a fraction of what he enjoyed for his custom sinks — which everyone needs, after all. At one time he was going through a ton of clay every three weeks, and he was making around a dozen of them a week. Barely keeping up with orders, he was on the

verge of building a new road into his 25-acre studio/home, and erecting a new, much larger studio, when he took a trip to Hawaii, met a potter working in the open air, and realized, “there’s other climates on this planet.” The sinks were lucrative, but he began to struggle with the making of them. “They were really good money, and I didn’t want to do them for the money. So things started going wrong, and when that started happening I know it’s a sign for me” to return to doing his art “for the love of it, like I usually do.” He brought the project to a halt, started cutting off his sink orders (Home Depot and others had started to create custom CONNECTING WITH THE SELF — Clay is a very tactile sinks and his clientele began material and can help people get in touch with their emotions, to resemble “trend-chasers,”) said South Waterford potter, Rusty Wiltjer, who is offering and began migrating into the classes in his studio for the first time this spring. drums. “I’ve gone from thousands of people with money to a few people with no money — and Established 1870 then slap a bad economy on top of that, and I’m eating bread P.O. Box 244, 118 Main St. again, you know what I mean?” Bridgton, ME 04009 He’s determined to stick with 207-647-2851 the drum-making until it fully Fax: 207-647-5001 takes hold. But to supplement his bnews@roadrunner.com

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Town to take a look at Bridgton Academy’s tax-exempt status not educational groups.” “It behooves the Bridgton selectmen to carefully follow this case and, if the Town of Hebron wins, investigate taxing Bridgton Academy in the same manner. This will save us taxpayers in Bridgton some money,” the letter writer said further. The letter was signed, “A Concerned Bridgton Resident who will watch for your reaction on (public access) TV.” “The unsigned letter suggests we take a close look at Bridgton Academy, because the Town of Hebron has Hebron Academy,” Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz told selectmen here Feb. 28. Court: Hebron Academy’s tax exempt status stands The town manager said that he had already spoken to O’Donnell & Associates about the matter. “Since that time, it was determined by a judge,” Berkowitz stated. “The judge ruled in favor of Hebron Academy, saying the

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The Bridgton Planning Board agreed Tuesday to consider amending the Site Plan Review Ordinance to require developers of mixed use property on Main Street of 20,000 square feet or greater to reserve the ground level for commercial use only, retroactive as of Feb. 20, 2012. The amendment, which originated with a recommendation crafted Monday by the Comprehensive Plan Committee, would require Avesta Housing, Inc. to change its plans for a 21-unit affordable housing complex on the former Chapter 11 property. Currently, Avesta has no plans to reserve its ground floor for commercial use, citing economic requirements of its investors to make the project feasible. The Avesta project was not mentioned once during discussion of the amendment by the board, who listened to arguments in its favor by Bear Zaidman and Chuck Renneker, two members of the Comprehensive Plan Committee and Community Development Committee member and developer Mark Lopez. Also in attendance was Tom McCarthy, owner of the Big Kahuna building located near the Chapter 11 property.

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amount of revenue generated (by Hebron Academy for its ice arena rentals) was de minimus (not significant enough) and did not disqualify them from tax exempt status.” Selectman Paul Hoyt had researched the subject of tax exemption. Hoyt said state law does allow municipalities to tax a nonprofit private school or religious facility for buildings used for employee housing and that are assessed at above $20,000. “If this is a law in the State of Maine, I think we have a duty to look into this,” said Selectman Hoyt. Academy Beach tax-exempt? “The other part I could not find (in researching Maine tax exemption statutes), at this point, is the (Bridgton Academy) beach (on Long Lake),” stated Hoyt. “Bridgton Academy owns a beach — lakefront property. The question, I think, is valid. How does that (beach property) become tax exempt? If it is, then I’m fine with it.” “I think we should make sure we are following the law, and they (Bridgton Academy officials) are following the law, as well,” said Selectman Woody Woodward. Hoyt said state law says nonprofit property owners “must file with the assessors, upon their (the assessors’) request, in such detail as the assessors might legally require.” “I believe we automatically reinstate their (Bridgton Academy’s tax) exemption annually,” the town manager told the board of selectmen. “If it’s the

NICE CATCH — Alissa Morin of Waterford claimed first prize in the ages 9-15 category with this catch at the 23rd Annual John McKeen Kids Fishing Derby held on Heald Pond in Lovell this past Saturday, Feb. 25. “I think this is the best thing that’s ever come out of a committee with people who have skin in the game,” McCarthy said. Board members appeared willing enough to consider the amendment, which would be included with other site plan review amendments being prepared to go before voters at the June town meeting. But they stopped short of endorsing its language until further refinements can be made at a workshop next Tuesday, March 6. They tentatively agreed to hold a public hearing on the amendment on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m., after which the language would be sent to the Board of Selectmen for their own public

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state recently, he said. As far as retirement itineraries go, Thorpe and his wife aren’t hanging their hats on any set schedule. “To enjoy our grandchildren — that is our biggest plan,” he said without hesitation. “We have some in Harrison, in parts of Virginia, and some in Portland, Oregon,” he said. “The plan is to either visit them or have them come see us,” Thorpe said. He put in his last work day with the town on Feb. 10. Prior to becoming Casco’s CEO, Thorpe nailed down a niche for himself in the construction industry. “I worked with two or three different companies as construction supervisor and foreman for them,” he said, adding he had experience in both residential and business construction. “I started construction in 1963, and worked in it until I went to work for the town,” he said. During three decades with the code enforcement department, he has witnessed two boom-andbust cycles in the construction industry. “There was a monstrous boom in the building and construction trades,” he said. “We had one of the greatest booms we ever had, and it ended about four or five years ago,” Thorpe commented. “In the ‘80s, there was a boom, but not as big as (the most

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member Dee Miller pointed out. Collins said he believed there are only a handful of properties — perhaps four or five — that would come under the 20,000 square foot threshold in order to be grandfathered from having to abide by the change. Board Alternate Roxanna Hagerman pointed out that the Bridgton House, on Main Hill, has a larger-than-20,000 square foot lot and would be impacted by the change. Zaidman said his committee feels that it comes under their purview to bring forth recommendations that would implement the existing, 2004 Comprehensive Plan — which everyone agrees was not implemented. Renneker

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HE WILL BE MISSED — Wearing a ‘retired’ banner across his chest, Elwin Thorpe poses during his retirement reception, which was held Sunday afternoon at the Casco Community Center. Thorpe served as Casco’s Code Enforcement Officer for 31 years. (De Busk Photo) recent one). But, there was a lot of development happening in the ‘80s, too,” he said. Despite the slowdown in home construction, people are still buying and selling homes. In fact, a portion of Thorpe’s time as CEO was spent answering real estate related questions and inquiries about zoning laws. “I dealt a lot with real estate brokers or people buying and selling a home wanting to know different things that can and can’t

be done,” he said. Typically, landowners were open-minded about what was permissible on their land, he said. However, land-usage laws are not always the easiest topic to approach, Thorpe said. “The most challenging part of my job is getting people who had their minds made up to do what the local zoning doesn’t allow, and convincing them there are other ways. That was challenging, for sure,” Thorpe said.

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the development is mixed use, that portion of the development which fronts on any street shall be for commercial use only on the ground level and this amendment shall be retroactive as of February 20, 2012. This amendment will be presented to the voters at the town meeting in June of 2012.” Board Chairman Steve Collins told Zaidman and Renneker to have their committee more clearly define what properties would be affected by the change by producing a map. Currently, the General Development I and II Districts are only cited in the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, and not the Site Plan Review Ordinance, Planning Board

added that the amendment comes under the committee’s charge of developing design standards for the Main Street and Portland Road commercial corridor. Asked whether the retroactivity clause in the proposal would be legal, Lopez said he was confident it would be. “I have a lot of experience looking into that,” he said, referring to the failed citizen referendum that contained a retroactivity clause that would have prevented his development of a McDonald’s restaurant on the Portland Road. Code Enforcement Officer

Robby Baker said the board needed to keep in mind the “what if” scenarios of the proposed amendment and how it might impact a residential property owner who, for example, wanted to build an addition on the side of their house. The board has also been working on other amendments to the Site Plan Review Ordinance. They decided not to make any changes to the current noise limit level of 70 decibels but to relax requirements for developers in obtaining paperwork to prove that they have notified abutters.

Doug Taft said Feb. 28, “I agree with Earl — we should sit down and hash it out.” “I have to agree,” stated Selectman Bernie King. “This issue is so big — it’s important to everybody — I think we have to do that. I also think we’d get a more accurate number of people who want it or don’t want it, by referendum.” The town manager reported that Bridgton saved $51,000 annually, when it went to single-sort recycling. Final decision to be made March 27? Berkowitz explained that the selectmen will discuss “the format and process” at their next regular meeting on March 13. The board will then hold the informational meeting on March 20, and will likely make a final decision as to whether or not to place the item on the annual June town meeting warrant at their regular meeting on Mar. 27. Feb. 14 meeting discussion A written legal opinion from Town Attorney Richard Spencer states that the Town of Bridgton Solid Waste Ordinance does, in fact, authorize the selectmen to automatically enact mandatory recycling pay-per-bag solid waste disposal without first gaining voter approval, Selectmen Chairman Arthur Triglione Sr. stated, at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting. Saying “recycling can make a difference in both direct costs and future costs avoided,” the Recycling Committee forwarded survey results to the selectmen Feb. 3 that showed how many Maine communities have a pay-per-bag recycling program. The survey results found that in 2006 there were approximately 61 municipalities in Maine that had instituted pay-per-bag recycling — and by 2011, that number had more than doubled, to 131 communities. “And the trend continues upwards,” said Berkowitz, in the Feb. 3 memo he wrote to selectmen on behalf of the Recycling Committee members. “We offer this as a prime example of both the importance of pay-per-bag as a proven method to increase recycling while at the same time the fact that the doubling of the communities involved speaks to its popularity. Are all of these communities wrong in their decision? We think not and that is why you have our recommendation for pay-per-bag before you… We encourage the Board of Selectmen to exercise its authority in a manner that supports this recommendation.” Ken Ribas asked the selectmen Feb. 14 if local residents “have the right to get a petition circulating,” if they are opposed to the proposed pay-per-bag system. Budget Advisory Committee member Dave MacFarland told the board, “You’ve set a precedent of coming to the public on this particular issue.” Others, like Bob Mawhinney, said they flat out oppose the pay-per-bag system. “I opposed pay-per-bag years ago, and I still do,” Mawhinney said. “Back in the ’40s and ’50s, Bridgton was a horror show with trash left around in the woods and trails.” Mawhinney said he considers the pay-per-bag system of trash disposal to be a “tax.” “It really is a tax,” Mawhinney stated. He said further that he believes the pay-per-bag system puts “a hardship” on some folks, particularly those on fixed incomes and young families with children.

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Items appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, Feb. 21: 12:09 a.m. Paul A. Legasse, 20, of South Casco, was arrested at a Church Street residence and charged with domestic violence assault. Legasse was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 8:43 a.m. Two dogs were reportedly chasing deer on North High Street near the power lines toward Moose Pond. Wednesday, Feb. 22: 6:52 p.m. A police officer responded to Bridgton Hospital for a male subject “out of control.” Thursday, Feb. 23: 2:06 a.m. A 2008 Subaru Outback operated by Jean A. Hill, 20, of North

Bridgton, struck a tree head on on Kansas Road. Hill was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. 4:16 p.m. Bridgton Police assisted another law enforcement agency (the Maine Warden Service) by responding to a report of a 2005 Jeep owned by Jerry D. Knapp, of Harrison, “half in the water and half on a sandbar” at the end of Powerhouse Road. All occupants were out of the vehicle, when police arrived on scene. 5:22 p.m. The same Jeep was reportedly “dead in the middle of the channel” on Powerhouse Road after the subjects “attempted to go back the way they came.” The vehicle was freed and “back

on solid ground.” Friday, Feb. 24: 3:58 a.m. A suspicious subject was observed “peeking around the corner” at Dunkin Donuts on Portland Road (Route 302). 11:45 a.m. A caller reported finding vandalism had occurred at a summer home on Stack ’Em Inn Road whereby someone had shot the camp with a BB gun. 2:21 p.m. The theft of car parts from a Portland Road business was reported. 4:02 p.m. A caller reported a burglary in progress at a condominium off Mountain Road. A resident “heard glass breaking…and possibly someone moving around in the house” when they went to enter the condo. Police arrived and checked the

premises and found that “everything appeared in place — nothing seemed out of order.” The complainants called back later to “advise it was a squirrel.” 4:31 p.m. Bridgton Police assisted the Bridgton Fire Department at a chimney fire on Whitney Road. 9:25 p.m. Responding to a report of a motor vehicle off the road on Portland Road, Bridgton Police arrested Andrew Otis Perry, 52, of Bridgton, on outstanding warrants for one count of failure to appear in court and two counts of failure to pay fines. Perry was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Saturday, Feb. 25: 12:22 a.m. No injuries were reported, when

The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from February 20 through 26: Tuesday, Feb. 21: 6:15 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover accident on Bridgton Road (Route 302) in front of the Fryeburg Shopping Plaza where the driver and sole occupant, Craig Robinson, 22, of Center Conway, N.H., had been ejected from the 1997 Ford Expedition he was operating. Robinson, who suffered serious injuries but has since been released from

the hospital, was issued summonses for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (no test), reckless conduct and driving to endanger. Wednesday, Feb. 22: 11:55 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious subject walking along Route 113 near the road to the airport. The responding police officer checked the area with negative contact. Friday, Feb. 24: 8:35 a.m. A police officer responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Bel-Air Estates Road

where it was determined no assault had been committed. 11:45 a.m. A Fryeburg Police officer assisted Fryeburg Rescue with a medical call on Portland Street where a subject reportedly suffered a seizure. Saturday, Feb. 25: 10:10 p.m. A caller from Main Street reported suspicious activity at Bradley Memorial Park stating someone in a black Jeep was taking photos of homes and shining a flashlight. The responding police officer located the Jeep by Weston’s Beach on River Street. The two male subjects in the Jeep explained they were “geocaching” (treasure hunting by GPS). The police officer informed the two men complaints had been received and they said they

would stop and leave. 10:30 p.m. Fryeburg Police assisted Fryeburg Rescue with lifting assistance for a subject who had fallen down at a residence on Leach Road. Sunday, Feb. 26: 9 a.m. A police officer responded to a report of a burglary on Menotomy Road. 1:40 p.m. A police officer stopped a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck for allegedly driving to endanger at the intersection of Main Street (Route 5) and Bridgton Road (Route 302) and issued summonses to the 16-year-old male operator from Naples for driving to endanger, failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to operate a motor vehicle at a careful speed.

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MINOT — Clement V. Hartford, 81, died on Feb. 21, 2012 with his loving family by his side. Clem was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Hiram, the son of Herbert and Lora (Marston) Hartford. He grew up on Tearcap Mountain in Hiram. He told many stories about life on the mountain and the adventures he shared with his siblings, Owen, Slick and Elaine. After Clem graduated from Fryeburg Academy, he joined the Air Force, traveling extensively during his four years of service. Two of his favorite areas were northern Africa and Alaska. As his Air Force years were ending, he was stationed in the Washington, D.C. area. It was there that he met the love of his life, Faith Nelson. She so loved his stories about life in Maine, they moved here and were married on Dec. 31, 1955. Clem went to work as a lineman for the telephone company and they bought a home in Minot, where they raised their four children. Clem was a hard working man. He tended to large gardens, a small orchard, was actively involved in his children’s sports and was instrumental in the development of the Minot Hebron Athletic Association. He taught his children to be hard working, independent and fair. Clem loved the outdoors. He taught his children to respect nature. He was an avid hunter and a Maine Guide for a period of time. He greatly enjoyed his time in the woods with his brother, Owen. Clem retired in 1982, and then moved to Florida in 1984 with his wife and son, Matthew. Despite health issues that forced his retirement, he continued to putter — working around the house and on his beautiful gardens. It was during their time in Florida, that they became Christians. In 2002, they moved to Ohio to be near one of their sons, Matt, who was serving as minister in the Church of Christ and their faith became the centerpiece of their lives. The biggest change in Clem’s life came in 2008, when his wife of 52 years suddenly passed away. During this devastating loss, he turned to his faith and family and found the courage and peace that he demonstrated for the rest of his life. In April 2011, Clem returned to Maine to live with his daughter and her family in the home he bought 50 years earlier. He spent his summer doing the things he liked best — being with his family and working outside with his boys on his John Deere tractor. In his own words, “I had a ball!” He leaves behind his children, Sharon Petrie of Minot, Tom Hartford of Minot, Eric Hartford of Rockledge, Fla. and Matt Hartford of Merritt Island, Fla.; his seven grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; his brother, Owen Hartford; and sister, Elaine Sanborn. He was predeceased by his wife, Faith; and brother, Herbert (Slick). Family and friends are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Clement’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn. com

FARMINGTON — Elmer E. Lake, 86, of Fayette, died early Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 23, 1925, in East Wilton, the son of Bernal E. Lake and Helen (Bryant) Lake. In 1932, after the death of his father, the family moved to Livermore Falls. He attended school in Livermore Falls. Elmer worked for International Paper at the Otis Mill until he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and was discharged in 1946. When Elmer returned home, he worked on his grandfather’s farm and returned to work in the Coating Prep Department at the Otis Mill in Jay. In 1952, he married Louise Paradis; together they raised seven children while farming on Moose Hill Road. Elmer retired in 1988 after 42 years. Elmer and Louise retired to “Tranquility Hill” on Fayette Ridge. He enjoyed farming, gardening, playing cards, and in his younger years hunting. Elmer was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His family meant everything to him, and his life revolved around them. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Louise Lake of Fayette; five sons, Bernal Lake of Livermore Falls, Reginald Lake of Jay, Greg Lake of Livermore Falls, Rodney Lake of Livermore Falls and Jeffery Lake of Naples; two daughters, Lorinda Sargent of Colchester, Vt. and Benita Berry of Fayette; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sister, Maxine Bailey; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother; sisters, Phyllis Dolloff and Minola Bubier; and brothers, Kenneth and Norman Lake. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome. com A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Livermore Falls. Interment will be in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park Street, Livermore Falls. If desired, contributions may be made to Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 293, Jay, ME 04239.

ROCKPORT — Captain Allan Warren Wall, Sr., 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at his home in Rockport, after a brief illness. Known by his family and friends as Warren, he was born in Rockport, June 29, 1919. The son of Weston W. and Lena Ellis Wall, Warren attended Rockport schools graduating as valedictorian in 1936. During the Depression, he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp., helping to build the road on Cadillac Mountain. In 1940, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and became a licensed mechanic. Chasing his passion, Warren enlisted in the Blackland Army flying school in 1942 where he received his wings. He married Marion McDermott of Camden in 1943. Warren served in the Burma-India-China theatre during World War II, flying cargo over the Himalayas into China. He was awarded the Air Medal with an oak leaf cluster, the Distinguish Flying Cross with an oak leaf cluster, and the China War memorial medal given by the Republic of China. After the war, Warren flew for 36 years as a commercial pilot for TWA, retiring in 1982. During that period, he made his home in Braintree, Mass. Warren enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and treasured moments with his great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Allan, who died in 1972. Warren is survived by his wife Marion; sister, Patricia Latimer; sons, Douglas of Harrison and Robert of Rockport, Mass.; six grandchildren; and his seven great-grandsons. Interment will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Rockville Cemetery. A reception will follow at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home’s 104 Limerock Reception facility. To share a memory or condolence with Warren’s family, please visit his online Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in Warren’s name to: Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice Care, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

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FLORIDA — Camille A. “Kim” Nadeau, 88, died on Feb. 20, 2012, after a short illness with family by his side. Born in Winterville on Feb. 27, 1923, to Amanda and Vincent Nadeau, he was one of nine children; survived by his sister Katherine Clarke and brother Vincent Albert. Kim was a proud WWII vet serving in the Army from 1943 until the end of the war in 1945. Upon his return to the States, he went to school to learn how to be a A memorial service was celebrated on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the mechanic to provide for his growing family. With three children living in funeral home. Committal will be held at a later date. Connecticut in 1951, he opened Kim’s Auto Service, followed by Huntley Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to the Motors and National Car Rental. Always working hard, he purchased 22 Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston buildings with multiple rental units during his years in business. ME 04240. In 1968, he moved to Florida, became a broker, and later partner of Cole Real Estate of Palm Beach and highly-respected mediator for the Florida Association of Realtors, until he retired in 2003. Camille, a beloved father, is survived by a son, Roland Nadeau of Windham; daughters Constance Upson of Naples and Patricia (Benoit) NO. WATERFORD — Shirley Ann Gagnon of Old Orchard Beach; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Kimball died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 Camille wanted everyone to know that he had a wonderful, full life at her home in No. Waterford after a loving his work, traveling and spending precious time with family. He long and courageous battle with cancer. will always be a part of our hearts and his love will pass through the Shirley was born on Oct. 7, 1935 in generations to follow. So. Paris, Maine to Ida Mae (Lapham) For those who wish, donations may be made in Camille’s memory to: and George Gurney. Tidwell Hospice, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, Florida 34293. Shirley grew up and spent much of her adult life in Norway. She graduated from Norway High School in 1954. She worked as a clerk at Herbie’s Shop-Rite until she became a full-time homemaker and then later in life as a butcher’s assisGerard L. Goslin, 71, of Stoughton, tant for Herbie Roberts Meats. Mass., passed away at Copley at Shirley married Richard Kimball in Stoughton on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. 1965. The couple had one daughter in Born in Boston, Gerard graduated from 1973. Shirley was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed her time as a North Quincy High School and received homemaker. She was the quintessential neighborhood Mom: an eye on an Associate’s Degree in Accounting everyone, whether they knew it or not, and always ready with snacks from Bentley. Mr. Goslin worked as an and an ear, and perhaps a bit of advice if asked. After their own daughter accountant for John Hancock for 25 went off to college, Shirley and Richard both cultivated relationships years before retiring in 1995. with some of the younger families around Lovejoy Lane in Norway. Gerard loved sports and belonged to They developed a particular affection for the McLaren and Mosley various baseball, basketball and bowling families who have continued to visit and provide support despite the leagues. He coached soccer in Stoughton Kimball’s change in neighborhoods after they moved to No. Waterford. and was an assistant with the Boy Scouts. Shirley thought a great deal of all six children in the two families and Gerard loved camping in Naples, Maine happily received updates and photos through the years. on Trickey Pond. Shirley participated as a Girl Scout troop co-leader when her daughHe was the beloved husband of Linda L. (Larsen); the loving father ter was in scouts. She was very active in the Norway-Paris Fish and of LeeAnn Connolly and her husband Sean of N. Easton, Mass., and Game Association, not only participating in their activities and projects Mark Goslin and his wife Julie of Chelmsford, Mass.; the brother of but holding offices in the organization as well. She served as the organiBarbara Myers and her husband Edward of Randolph, Mass., Richard zation’s President in 2002, one of only two women to hold that position Goslin and his wife Elizabeth of Weymouth, Mass., and the late James up until that time, and also held other offices after that. She enjoyed Goslin. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kiersten and Ryan getting out and being social and helping others. She periodically worked Connolly; his mother-in-law Jennie Larsen of Naples, Maine; and his alongside a high school classmate to help with the Community Lunches brother-in-law Chris Larsen and his wife Cathy of Naples, Maine. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Norway, until recent years when Visiting hours were held at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, she became unable. 455 Washington St., Canton, Mass. on Friday, February 24 from 4 to 8 Shirley was an active hunter and fisher. Though she didn’t swim, p.m. A Funeral Mass was held at St. John the Evangelist Church in many summer weekends were spent in a boat and most winters were Canton on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu spent on the ice. She enjoyed music and loved to dance. of flowers donations in Gerard’s memory may be made to Cure PSP, 30 She is survived by her husband, Richard Kimball, of No. Waterford; E. Padonia Rd., Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or at CurePSP.org. To a daughter Jennifer Colburn and her husband, Jeffrey of Rockland; a sign Gerard’s guest book please see: dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com. granddaughter, Allison Colburn of Rockland; two step-granddaughters, Arrangements are by Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Erin Colburn Hall and her husband, Erik of Durham and Nicole Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021, 781-828-0811. Colburn and her fiancé, Travis Campbell of Union; as well as two stepgreat-grandchildren, Bryce Colburn and Olivia Campbell of Union. Other surviving family members include a brother-in-law and sister-inlaw, Arthur and Bernice Kimball of Williamsburg Va.; a sister-in-law, Eve Gurney of El Dorado, Kansas; a nephew, Larry Gurney and his wife Annette; two nieces, Lora Walker and her husband Steve, and The family of Hazel Durfee wishes to thank her many Lynda Queen; a step-nephew Todd Plummer and his wife Shelly, all of friends for the cards and flowers. Kansas, as well as several great-nieces and nephews. Shirley is predeceased by her parents Ida and George and her sole Also, our thanks to the Bridgton Health & Residential sibling, a brother, Lawrence Gurney. Care staff and Dr. Roy. Much appreciation is expressed by the family for the work by Androscoggin Hospice staff to make Shirley’s end-of-life care as comA special thanks to Beacon Hospice for the care and fortable and enjoyable as possible, as well as to the many family memcomfort they provided to her and our families. bers and friends who visited throughout her illness and provided support. 1T9X Those wishing to pay their respects and express condolences may do so on Saturday, March 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. at the No. Waterford Congregational Church. A graveside service will take place in the spring at the Elm Vale Cemetery in So. Waterford, time and date to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Memorial Fund of Norway-Paris Fish & Game, P.O. 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Ruth N. Trumbull LITTLETON, N.H. — Ruth N. (Jones) Trumbull, formerly of Fryeburg, Maine and Jensen Beach, Fla., and the originator of The Joe Jones Shop, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine from complications of lung disease. Ruth was born May 29, 1922. Ruth was one of nine children of Fred and Gertrude Northrop of Conway, N.H. Her twin brother, Richard, passed away at nine months of age from pneumonia. She graduated from Kennett High School and married her first husband, Joseph A. Jones. In the early 1950s, together they created The Joe Jones Shop, which was located on Kearsarge Street in North Conway, where Hooligans Restaurant now stands. She also kept a rooming house where she rented rooms both in her home and over the shop. Joe Jones passed away in 1965. Sadly, the shop and home burned in 1968 and she and her second husband, Charles F. Trumbull, moved the Joe Jones Shop to Mechanic and Main Street, its current location. Ruth and Charlie sold the shop in 1973 to the Badger family along with other partners. Ruth became a snowbird and traveled back and forth between Jensen Beach, Fla. and her summer home at Lovewell’s Pond in Fryeburg. Upon the death of Charles F. Trumbull, Ruth became best friends with her neighbor in Fla., Edward J. Connolly and they shared 23 wonderful years, until his death in 2008. Ruth leaves behind her brother, Willmont Northrop and his wife Delores, of San Diego, Calif.; Ruth’s daughters, Jo-Ann Jones of North Conway, N.H. and Carol-Ann Solari of Fryeburg, Maine; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews, her two stepsons, Alan Trumbull and wife Cathy, Fred Trumbull and wife Nancy, and five step-grandchildren. Ruth will always affectionately be known as “Mamie,” a name she chose for herself when her first grandchild was born. Ruth was a very private person, but was always straight forward. At her request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Eastern Slope Ski Club, P.O. Box 248, North Conway, NH 03860 for the benefit of the Junior Ski program. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, ME. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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CORNISH — Ethelyn P. “Effie” Clements, 80, of Cornish passed away at home after a short illness on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. She was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Vassalboro. She married Robert Gaston in 1950 and brought into this world four boys and one daughter. Later, she married George Clements and added two more boys. Effie was a remarkable woman and devoted mother. She was known as “Ma” or “Nana” by all. She enjoyed her family, reading, gardening and of course her slot machines and horse racing. As a teenager, she worked at Caboose Lunch in South Portland, owned by her mother. Later, she worked for King Cole Potato Chips and then retired from Zayre department store after 31 years at the snack bar. Effie was predeceased by her parents; brother, Walter Smith; son, Larry Gaston; and two grandchildren. She is survived by three sisters, Carolyn Mickwig, Annie Lively and Barbara Smith; six children, Robert of Naples, Sharon Ridsdale of Cornish, Steven of Gorham, Ricky of Texas, David Clements of Saco and Mark Clements of Windham; five granddaughters, six grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. immediately followed by a prayer service and celebration of her life at 5:30 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish, ME 04020.

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SOUTH PARIS — Lois Louise Nutting, 81, of Harrison passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Market Square Health Care Center surrounded by her family. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia of Harrison and Kathy of Otisfield; two grandchildren; two sisters, four brothers and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James H. Nutting on Nov. 20, 1972. Graveside services will be held at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Harrison in the spring, time and date to be announced at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

YORK — Thane Pearson, 53, a resident of Kittery Point, died at York Hospital Saturday, Feb. 26. He had been a resident of Kittery Point for 26 years with his beloved wife, Holly and their Newfoundland dogs. Thane Pearson was born Oct. 21, 1958, in Lewiston, the son of the late Rodney E. and Thelma I. (Norris) Pearson. He grew up in Canton, spending summers at Canton Lake with family and friends. He attended Canton Elementary School and graduated from Dirigo High School, Class of 1977, where he was a proud “Cougar” on the baseball and basketball teams. The Balsams of Dixville Notch, N.H., was his most memorable high school summer job, where he enjoyed many outdoor activities and made many lifelong friends. He graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology with an associate’s degree in architectural engineering in June 1979. He was also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in environmental design in December 1980. He was a certified residential home design professional and principal owner of Thane Pearson Design, which he founded in 1990. His office was located in York. Thane designed many homes in the Bostonto-Portland corridor and into the Lakes region of Maine and New Hampshire. He was a professional member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) since 1994 and was president of the AIBD Northeast Chapter. He was LEED AP certified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) in May 2009. He also was certified by the National Council of Building Designers Certification in November 2005. Thane is survived by his wife of 21 years, Holly Bowdoin Pearson of Kittery Point; his sisters, Pamela E. (Pearson) Akers of Casco, Rhonda A. (Pearson) Holcomb of Naples, and Lori L. (Pearson) Cayer of Rumford; a brother, Stephen R. Pearson of Auburn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the Pearson family suggests memorials be made in Thane’s memory to the Rangeley Health Center at (www.rangeleyhealth. org), or Camp Sunshine (www.campsunshine.org). Care for the Pearson family has been entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home of Kittery.

SEBAGO — Lawrence J. Raleigh, 82, of Sebago, died Monday evening, Feb. 20, 2012 at his home. He was born in Boston, Mass., the son of the late William V. and Mary Redigan Raleigh. Lawrence attended schools in Milton, Mass., and graduated from Mt. St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, R.I. He also attended Notre Dame, Stonehill College and Northeastern University. Lawrence was Chief of Police in Bridgewater, Mass., and was later appointed Chief Probation Officer in the Trial Court System in Brockton, Mass., where he served until his retirement. He was instrumental in initiating the computerization of criminal records for both the Trial Court and the Commissioner of Probation Office in Boston. His favorite pastimes were building and woodworking. He was predeceased by his son, Laurence. Surviving are his wife Marjorie of Sebago; two sons, Stephen of Florida and William Raleigh of Naples; his daughter, Cheryl Beltzer of Winchendon, Mass.; two stepsons, Thomas Cook of Sebago and James Cook of Mass.; two step daughters, Marjorie Saunders of Sebago and Janis Romeo of Mass.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04203.

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Donald Lewis Sr. HARRISON — Donald Lewis Sr., 78, of Harrison, died peacefully Monday night, Feb. 27, at his home with family and friends at his side, after a long battle with lung problems. Don was the son of William and Doris Lewis of Harrison. He was born on Jan. 7, 1934 in Harrison. He worked for many years, beginning at age 14, for Cy Wheeler and his race horses in Pepperel, Mass. He became a truck driver for Reisner Trucking in Clinton, Mass. He also worked for Table Talk Pies out of Worcester, Mass. He lost his left eye due to a battery blowing up in his face. He then retired from the workforce. He was an ex-race car driver, and a longtime NASCAR fan. His greatest joy was his large and loving family. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucerne; five sons, Donald Lewis Jr. of Buxton, Clifford of Huntsville, Ala., Richard of Boylston, Mass., William of Plantsville, Conn. and Ronald of Harrison; two daughters, Donna Conley of Raymond and Pamela Vaalente of Windham; two stepdaughters, Tina Osgood of Sebago and Malissa Knight of Harrison; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Arlene Batchelder of Sebago, Dorcas Sturtevant and Imelda Arris of Harrison; and a brother, Philip Lewis of Seamon, Ohio. He was predeceased by a daughter, Diana; and a son, Michael. There will be no funeral services. There will be a celebration of life held in the spring with family and friends attending. Time and date to be announced.

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“It was one of the coldest nights we’ve had.” Two cars in the yard sustained heat damage, as well. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire victims will be assisted by the American Red Cross, the fire chief said.

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Nutrition Dynamics Dynamic Aging, an article I have been writing for four years, will now share center stage with a new partner — Dynamic Kids! Both of these themes will be part of a bigger “Nutrition Dynamics” column, as you can see above. Why this change? Dynamic Aging was started as a way for us to remain healthy as we enter into an advanced age. When I first started writing the article, I was a Healthy Maine Partnership director in the area. HMP’s focus is on three major areas — access to healthy foods, access to physical activity, and preventing tobacco use. Thus, the article focused on a broader health focus. I have since created my own business, Wellness Associates, in which I have a private nutrition therapy practice and also work as a nutrition coordinator for three Hannaford stores. I also am certified in both adult weight management and child and adolescent weight management. Thus, I am immersed in the science of nutrition and see many benefits of good nutrition for all ages. Dynamic Kids will focus on healthy foods and policies that the school district is working on, other healthy nutrition initiatives in the region, and the work that is child-and-family-directed as part of the Hannaford Healthy Living program. Coming up…Veggie Tracking! On Thursday, March 8, Bridgton Hannaford and the Bridgton Community Center will provide an after school cooking class for children in grades 4 and 5. The class will introduce the Veggie of the Month program at Hannaford, and will give participants an opportunity to prepare their own creations using fresh vegetables. As a dietitian, I realize the importance of making most of our foods plant-based, as is illustrated in the new MyPlate, and that has been a part of the American Institute of Cancer Research’s New American Plate. Veggie Tracking will emphasize this important theme. There will be recipes, handouts for parents and samples to bring home. If you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver with a fourth or fifth grade student in the house, the March 8 class may be a perfect way to introduce them to kid-friendly preparation techniques for unique veggie recipes. A few examples: “A Few

Laura Nash and Logan Leland of Bridgton have a girl, Alice Leland, born Feb. 10, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Alice weighed six pounds, 11 ounces. Paternal grandparents are Dagny and Dan Leland of Bridgton. Michelle Putnam Campbell and Joshua Campbell of Effingham, N.H. have a girl, McKayla Carman Campbell, born Feb. 23, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. McKayla weighed eight pounds, 14 ounces and joins a brother, Connor, six. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Hart of Gilford, N.H. Paternal grandparents are Nancy Campbell and Peter Campbell of Fryeburg and Windsor, Conn. Molly K. Hill (Sylvester) and Barry E. Hill of North Fryeburg have a son, Hagen Oliver Hill, born on Feb. 8, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Hagen weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces, and was 20.5 inches. He joins his brother, Henry. Maternal grandparents, Kinzer and Jonathan Sylvester of Lovell. Paternal grandparents, Janice and Barry Hill of Oquossoc.

Dona Forke of My Favorite Things Salad,” “Broccoli with Dilly Dip,” “Amazin’ Asian Cabbage Salad” and more! The free class will start at 3:15 p.m., and students will need to be picked up by 5 p.m. Registration is required. Please call 647-3116 to register or for more information. Look for “Nutrition and Cancer Prevention” in Nutrition Dynamics: Dynamic Aging in the mid-March issue of The News. Dona Forke is a Registered Dietitian with a nutrition therapy practice in Bridgton, as well as working as a Nutrition Coordinator for three Hannaford stores. She can be reached at 221-6508, dona@fairpoint.net

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LOVELL — The Lovell United Church of Christ, Route 5, in Center Lovell will hold a Flea Market and Bake Sale on Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone — lunch, baked goods, crafts, flea market items, antiques and furniture. For table rental or information, call Linda Libby at 925-3661.

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Mr. and Mrs. Marc Fecteau of Casco are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Robert Allen. Robert is the son of Rachel and Warren Winchester of Scarborough and Robert Allen of Naples. Jessica is a 1999 graduate of Lake Region High School and is a Mary Kay consultant. Robert is a 1991 graduate of Biddeford High School and is employed at Airtemp of South Portland. A June 2013 wedding is planned.

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Pastor Nancy Smith returns to the Bridgton United Methodist Church pulpit this Sunday after two months’ medical leave to have both knees replaced. The Bridgton Lake Region Rotary Club meets on Thursday, March 1, at 7:15 a.m. at the Bridgton Alliance Church. Don’t forget those darn taxes! Free help is available from the American Association of Retired Persons at the Community Center on Thursdays and Fridays through the April 17 tax-filing deadline. Call 647-3116 for an appointment.

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer Following a few late February snowfalls, it appears Mother Nature has laid down the blanket of snow and the ideal backdrop for this weekend’s outdoor celebration.

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The venue: Twelve miles of cross-country ski trails connecting Bald Pate Mountain to the apple orchards of Five Field Farms. The reason to celebrate: Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) is observing its 25th anniversary. In South Bridgton, a family fun day called Snowfest will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to low-key ski races and a scavenger hunt on snowshoes, Snowfest participants will join residents around the state during Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. According to LELT Membership and Communications Coordinator Beth Phelps, Snowfest is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, which was designed to promote

outdoor recreational activities done during the winter. The LELT-sponsored Snowfest has a line-up of races with a 5K ski race for adults at 11 a.m., and a 1K ski race for children at 11:30. For those who prefer snowshoes on their feet, that 3K race begins at noon. As is customary at outdoor wintertime events, a bonfire will be built and hot cocoa will be served.

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Preparing seedlings for spring RAYMOND — The Raymond Casco Historical Society will present a program by Carol Drew on preparing seedlings for spring gardening of flowers and vegetables on Monday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Raymond Public Safety building on Route 302 in Raymond. For more information, visit www.raymondcascohistory.org Read Across America In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club will once again participate in Read Across America Day on Friday, March 2. Rotarians will be reading a story (Dr. Seuss or not) to students at Stevens Brook Elementary School.  Literacy is a key component of Rotary’s vision. Last year, Rotarians painted a map of the United States on the playground of Stevens Brook Elementary School as a way to encourage lessons in geography.  Brownfield Lions dance BROWNFIELD — The Brownfield Lions will host a dance at the Brownfield Lions Den, located on the corner of Routes 5 and 113, on Saturday, March 17, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for adults age 21 and older. Music will be provided by Linwood Cash & The Ridge Riders. Admission is $10 per person to the BYOB dance. There will be a bottle and a 50/50 raffle, and proceeds go to benefit Brownfield Lions Community Projects Fund. For reservations or more information, call Trudy at 935-4617 or Earl at 935-2911. Texas Hold ‘em Tournament HARRISON — The Harrison Lions Club will hold their next Texas Hold ‘em Tournament on Saturday, March 3, with doors open at 11:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall at 176 Waterford Road in Harrison. Cost is $55, which includes the sti-

pend for the state license fee. Poker play runs from 1 to 6 p.m., and food and refreshments will be available. This is a BYOB event, and play is limited to 100 players. Proceeds will be used to provide services that the Lions Club renders to the community. For more information, call Charlie Bigonski at 583-4959.

Open house at new Crystal Lodge #94 SEBAGO — The Odd Fellows of Maine are opening a new lodge in East Sebago off West Shore Road. Crystal Lodge #94 will have an open house as the Grand Master of Odd Fellows will reinstate a charter, this is the first step to gain new lodges in western Maine. All are welcome to attend, on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.oddfellowsofmaine.com and click on Crystal Lodge #94. St. Patrick’s Day corned beef dinner The Knights of Columbus will hold a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef dinner on Saturday, March 17, at the St. Joseph Parish Hall on North High Street at 5:30 p.m. Corned beef with all the fixings and dessert will be served. Cost at the door is $8 per person, $5 for children under 12. Fly fishing expo in Bethel BETHEL — Anglers can learn the latest fishing techniques and visit with guides, sporting camps and a variety of angling exhibitors at the first Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo to be held Saturday, March 24 at the Bethel Inn Conference Center in Bethel. The expo runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance. Admission is $5 for adults and free for youth 15 and under. Exhibitors include Maine and EVENTS, Page A

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Raymond Library news At a glance Friday, March 2 — Dr. Seuss Night, 6:30 p.m., Raymond Elementary School Wednesday, March 7 — Flower Arranging Class, 6 p.m., library Wednesday, March 14 — Library Board Meeting, 7 p.m., library Wednesday, March 28 — Book Group, 7 p.m., library Dr. Seuss Night Just a reminder, on Friday, March 2, the Raymond Elementary School is the place to be to enjoy games, crafts, storytelling, and prizes to celebrate the marvelous Dr. Seuss, starting at 6:30 p.m. Flower arranging class Jessica Fay of Raymond Village Florist will teach a class on “How to create your own Tussie-Mussie,” using the romance of the Victorian language of flowers at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. The cost is $20 and includes flowers, ribbon and lace trimmings. Registration, in person, is at the library, with payment due at that time. Book Group The book group will be reading the historical fiction, best-selling novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. It is about the love and friendship of a Chinese boy and a Japanese girl during the Japanese interment in World War II. The book will be available upon request at the library. Annual appeal The Raymond Village Library has received just over $21,000 in donations so far in its annual appeal, toward a financial goal of $25,000. The appeal is still going on and there is still time to make your tax-deductible donation. Raymond Garden Tour Several library members are working on plans to implement a Raymond Garden Tour that will take place the summer of 2013. This group is looking for individuals who would like to have their gardens considered for this tour, or perhaps know of a lovely garden they might suggest. The selection of participating gardens will be made this summer. All types of gardens will be eligible: flower gardens, herb gardens, vegetable gardens, rock gardens, shrub gardens and orchards. Interested persons may contact

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Ecumenical Lenten lunches will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton, from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent, through March 28. The format is food and fellowship from noon to 12:30, followed by a brief program presented by the scheduled leader of the day. Each area church will serve as a “host church” and provide a simple “bread and soup,” as follows: • March 7 — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church • March 14 — United Parish Harrison/Denmark Congregational Church • March 21 — South Bridgton Congregational Church/United Methodist Bridgton • March 28 — UCC Bridgton

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CUT OF LOVE — Emily Kiesman proudly displays her “locks,” which were cut last week at Hair Unlimited in Fryeburg, and donated to the Locks of Love program.

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FRYEBURG — Emily that she was finally going to be Kiesman made a decision when rid of the labor intensive locks she was only six years old that herself. she was going to grow her hair When Wendy Downing, ownfor Locks of Love. er of Hair Unlimited, heard about She heard a story on televi- Emily’s project, she offered to sion about little children in need gift Emily a haircut and styling. of hair and how people could Wendy has been working in the help by growing their hair and hair business for over 19 years sending it to Locks of Love. This and has owned her own busimade a big impression on Emily. ness in Fryeburg for over nine She made up her mind right then years. Being a part of this imthat she was going to do this. portant day in the life of Emily Last Friday, Feb. 24, the was a special honor for her. She fourth grader gladly sat down took the time to help Emily pick for a haircut at Hair Unlimited a new look for herself and help (Main Street) in Fryeburg, stick- her package her locks for mailing to her conviction. ing. Emily decided to go with the She tracked the growth and “bob.” Emily jumped down from measured her hair knowing she the salon chair when her cut was needed at least 10 inches for the completed and said, “There, now project. When her mom told her I can start growing my hair again it was finally time to get the cut, so another child can have hair her excitement multiplied. She too!” Way to go Emily! was excited both for the fact that For more information on (Continued from Page A) she was going to be able to help Locks of Love visit their website Not only does the 12-mile ski another child by her gift and also at www.locksoflove.org loop have ample snow, it also has scenic views worth the drive to ski 5D there, Phelps said. Tom Gyger, who A ’RE WE YS-A E operates Five Field Farms apple W EN EK P O orchards, provides public access on his land thus expanding the crosscountry ski options for enthusiasts, Phelps said. Pasta • Seafoods • Yardbird • Home of the Puffa Steak “Tom said the trails were in Harrison good condition after the dog sled Friendly Riders races. I drive by there and the snow looks like it is good shape,” she said. “With the snow that is coming Thursday, we should have fabulous conditions.” Sat., March 3rd

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The Lovell Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 3 at the Lovell Town Hall beginning at 9 a.m. This will be the first official business to take place in the hall since the start of the renovation project. Phase one of raising the building and repairing the foundation has been completed. The contractor used concrete to permanently support the granite block used in the original foundation. The building itself needed all new sills, replacing those that through the years had rotted down to nothing. Also, new bulkhead was installed in the rear of the building. Phase Two includes completely restoring the outside of the building by scraping and repainting the building and putting on a new roof. This building is part of this community’s history, and its restoration is important for the town. Don’t forget to sign up for

the Second Annual Fryeburg Rec Fishing Derby being held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4 on Lake Kezar. The registration fee is $30 for two days if received by March 2; then it’s $20 a day. For more information, contact Colin Micklon at 935-3293 or colin@ micktree.com. For more about the tournament there are brochures in both Lovell and Fryeburg with all the facts included. The Lions Club Fishing Derby on Feb. 18 and 19 had about 70 participants take part. The club allowed those taking part to fish any lake or pond in Oxford County. It seemed that Kezar was the most popular spot, because all the winning fish were caught there. The winners were Trent Giles of Lovell, with a 5.65-pound bass. Jeff Douglass of Bridgton caught the heaviest pickerel at 1.97 pounds, and Dirk Walker of

NAPLES — The Naples Public Library will offer oneto-one computer instruction on Thursdays in March. These classes are intended for those who have no computer experience or very little computer experience.  Space is limited, so please call the library to sign up.  The classes will be held as follows: March 8, 5 to 6 p.m.; March 15, 4 to 5 p.m.; March 22, 5 to 6 p.m.; and March 29, 6 to 7 p.m.   A new program, Family Art Night, will have its first session on Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.   Events in the Adult Library are as follows: • Tuesdays, March 13 and 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Stop in to enjoy a game or two of Scrabble • Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. — Road to College: information on financing your child’s college education • Thursday, March 15, 7:15 p.m. — monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees • Tuesday, March 20, 6 p.m. — Overdrive Support Class: learn to borrow books to your ereader through your library • Wednesday, March 21, 1:30 p.m. — Book Group will discuss Finn by Jon Clinch • Thursday, March 29 (snow date April 5), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — The AARP will conduct a Safe

Driving Course. The class is limited to 30 participants. In the Youth Library: • Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. — Storytime for pre-schoolers • Tuesdays, March 6 and 20, 6 p.m. — Tween Storytime • Wednesday, March 7, 4 p.m. — Kids Movie at Your Library showing Hugo • Thursdays, March 8 and 22, 4 to 5 p.m. — Lego Club • Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to noon — Annual Easter Egg Hunt For further details, call the library at 693-6841 or visit the website www.naples.lib.me.us Library hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club will meet on Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at the USM Cooperative Extension office on Olson Road, off Route 26 in South Paris. The speaker will be Tony Jadcazk, Maine State Apiarist and bee inspector, talking about spring maintenance and disease. This is a class that all beginners and beekeepers or anyone interested in getting started with raising honeybees should attend. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call John Seilonen at 743-5009.

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rators — adventurous medieval “traders in essences” played by Andrea Goodman, formerly a principal vocalist with the Meredith Monk Ensemble, and Carol Farrell, co-director of Figures of Speech. A quest to collect the essence of the sweetest song in the world leads them to China, where they meet the Emperor, the Emperor’s daughter, the courtiers, and the Nightingale. The production features an original vocal score composed by Goodman. Altogether, the layering of people, puppets, and music form a magical mix as the inanimate becomes animated, and the manipulators interact with the manipulated. The result is an exotic, sophisticated rendition of a classic tale, which promises to be quite unlike any theatrical experience you’ve ever had before. Figures of Speech Theatre has performed throughout Japan, North America and Europe with performances, which are enjoyed equally by adults and young people. In 1996, Nightingale played a successful Broadway run at the New Victory Theater and won the coveted “UNIMA Citation of Excellence,” the highest award in American puppet theater. The creation of Nightingale was funded in part by the Davis Family Foundation, the Jim Henson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Figures of Speech Theatre, please go to www. figures.org

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NIGHTINGALE will be performed by Figures of Speech Theatre at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center.

‘Leonardo Live!’ encore screening

FRYEBURG — In case you missed last month’s premiere event that art lovers around the world experienced (or you loved it so much you want to see it again), here is a second chance to view LEONARDO LIVE.  Captured at the U.K. National Gallery, LEONARDO LIVE is a satellite-delivered HD presentation of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.” Due to popular demand, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will broadcast this encore event on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors and $10 students. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. For more information visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or contact the box office at 935-9232. The theater is

located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. LEONARDO LIVE offers an unprecedented opportunity for audiences worldwide to experience these da Vinci works. The historic exhibition is sold out in London and, due to the fragility of the paintings, the exhibition cannot tour. After limited screenings in the UK in November 2011, an expanded presentation of LEONARDO LIVE featuring bonus content will be available at movie theaters around the world, in limited screenings only. LEONARDO LIVE will provide a high-definition walk-through of the landmark exhibition, in-depth commentary about featured pieces in the exhibit and extra content. For more information, please visit http://leonardolivehd.com/

Brownfield had the heaviest togue, at 5.12 pounds. Twelve-year-old Madden Walker beat out dad with a catch of a 5.31-pound togue for the youngsters. The weights were done on a digital scale. In other prizes, Dick Dunham won the 50/50 and Alden Brown won the ice auger donated by the Lovell Hardware. Cory Jones won bait donated by Jeff’s Bait Shop. Dick Dunham, Ethan Jordan and Michael Duchesne won two spinning reels and a hat donated by Cabela’s. Matt Pierce won flycasting lessons donated by Lovell Bait and Tackle. The Lions Club would like to thank all the sponsors and participants that made the event possible. All the club members went out of their way to make sure this fundraiser was a huge success. The Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club will be holding a Poker Rally on Saturday, March 10. The starting point is Norris Bennett’s building on the corner of Knights Hill Road and Route 93. In a Poker Rally, the best poker hand wins. The entrance fee is $5 per snowmobile, with registration running from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be food, a raffle and 50/50. This is a popular event with a good attendance and one of the group’s biggest fundraisers, so the rally will take place with or without that white stuff, “snow.” Hey, come on down, and if we don’t have snow, just hang around. The regular Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library children programs will resume their monthly schedule after school vacation. Preschool Storytime is on Monday at 10 a.m. Mouse Paint Storytime for K-2 is on Monday from 2:45 to 4 p.m., on March 5, 12, 19, and 26. If there is no school because of snow, there are

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A free Well Woman Clinic will be hosted by The Birth House in Bridgton on Wednesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student midwives from Birthwise Midwifery School will offer free exams on an appointment or walk-in basis for women of all ages, under the supervision of a Certified Professional Midwife. Available services are an annual well woman exam, breast exams, pap smears, nutritional counseling, family planning counseling and fertility awareness education. Additionally, routine screening for STIs and GYN infections will be offered.  Each service is provided at no cost except for lab fees.

These are typically billed directly from the lab service and can be billed to MaineCare and most private health insurance plans. The clinic offers women who aren’t seeing a provider regularly or don’t have health insurance coverage the opportunity to receive preventive care free of charge. The gentle and holistic care given by midwives is especially appropriate for teens and women seeking their first gynecological exam. The Birth House recommends that you make an appointment, although they will accept walkins on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Birthwise at 647-5968.

no library programs. The library is starting a new writing group program, beginning on Thursday, March 8 and 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Those who met in February decided there was enough interest to hold the group, meeting twice a month. Anyone who is interested can contact Rosie at the Library at 925-3177 for more information. The group of non-artists who are meeting with Margaret Nomentana will meet at the library on March 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. The Monday Adult Book Discussion Group meeting on March 12 at 1 p.m. will discuss the Maine Humanities’ “Defining Wilderness Defining Maine” series just completed. This time will give those who took part a chance to talk about their feelings on the program. Also, Dick Lyman will have in interactive activity concerning local area history. The United Church of Christ has a busy schedule for the month of March. Note these dates on your calendar. Saturday, March 17, the Ladies Circle will hold a Flea Market and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church. On that day, the Youth Group will serve for lunch the beef stew they had planned for a supper that was cancelled because of conflict with another event. On Sunday, March 18, the Ron Ashworth Bean and Coleslaw Cook-off will be held. Cost to enter is $10 for the bean contest and $5 for the coleslaw contest. All are welcome to enter or taste. On Sunday, March 25, after service, the Youth Group will have Souper Sunday, where for $5 you can sample any soup, stew or chowder; proceeds to go to the American Cancer Society. Some people are clever with the computer, doing fancy stuff, and I’m not. I’m so lucky to have Irene St. Germain that does the title pages for the New Suncook Memory Books. Now I have someone else to turn to and I did. Stan Tupaj did the posters for my daughter Robin’s benefit supper and now he’s done the thank you Robin wrote, which was put in both newspapers. It was a lot of work and both Robin and I appreciated everything Stan did, and for putting up with all the changes I made. Thanks, Stan.

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Nightingale at PAC FRYEBURG — As part of the ongoing Family Entertainment Series at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, the award-winning Figures of Speech Theatre of Freeport will perform Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, Nightingale, for audiences of all ages on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/ pac or by calling the Box Office at 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Figures of Speech Theatre uses original vocal music, live actors in flowing silk costumes, and 4-foot tall intricately-carved puppets to bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, Nightingale. This lush, dazzling full-stage presentation is well-suited for audiences of all ages. The theme of Nightingale is the importance of maintaining a connection with nature. The Emperor of China learns of the existence of a plain gray bird, whose song is the sweetest in all the world. He summons her to court, where she moves him to tears. Later he is given a jeweled mechanical bird, which makes him lose interest in the Nightingale, and banishes her from his empire. But when he is alone and gravely ill, his tiny compassionate friend returns to bargain with Death and save the Emperor. The story is framed by nar-

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income until he can sell his drums on the road at summer music festivals, he will do what makes the most sense — he’ll teach. “I’m pretty frequently asked if I do pottery classes, and I say no because I don’t have the space,” he said. “Now my production’s down. I have the space. And I need the money.” He is offering once-a-week pottery classes for five weeks at $25 a class, plus $50 for materials — a bargain, considering his level of mastery. Connecting with the clay Get ready for an interesting experience if you take classes from Wiltjer, who sees the making of pottery as a path to self-knowledge. Clay is a very tactile thing, he says, and when a person first starts to work with it, it can be an emotional experience. “You’re touching this clay and you’re forming something with it, and there’s some kind of a connection that takes place with yourself. It’s sort of like plugging in a circuit. And people feel that.” Wiltjer discovered that for himself over 40 years ago, as a student majoring in ceramics at Ohio State University in 1970. He said he was hooked the first time he sat at the potter’s wheel. “My first class, I slapped the clay on the wheel and said this is what I’m going to do. It was that immediate.” But even though he had loads of enthusiasm, mastering “throwing” took a lot of hard work.

“I’d go in after class and work at it, and work at it,” said Wiltjer, who describes his style as “focused and intense” when he’s learning a new skill. “The teacher would make us do 50 cylinders of a certain height and certain diameter. And he’d go in and measure and if they weren’t right, he’d take a wire and slice them all, and say, ‘do over’.” The potter’s wheel isn’t for everyone, said Wiltjer, but he’ll gladly teach it to someone who wants to learn. “I basically look at what they want to get out of it. If they are there to experience the clay and just connect with it, whether or not they do something technically correct really won’t matter. In either case, we’ll need to make sure it will fire okay.” Handbuilding, rolling, slabbing or cutting with clay can be just as satisfying as working with the wheel, said Wiltjer. “There’s no room for compe-

tition in the arts. Art is, by definition, no more than the expression of one’s inner being. You can’t judge that.” People who Wiltjer has taught before, at Bridgton Academy, in his daughter’s classes, at a Waterford boys’ camp, are as a rule “very enthusiastic people, and so they’re fun. They want to be there.” He’ll tailor the classes to individual needs — whether it’s just to experience the clay or to become a potter capable of producing technically correct pieces. They’ll go away with at least one finished work. He believes that in art, as in life, people need to set their own rules for themselves. “Choices are being made for us every day and we give in to them,” Wiltjer said. “Me, I love being covered in clay — that, and playing my drums.” For more information on Wiltjer’s classes, call him at 583-2911, or visit www.wiltjerpotter.com

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“Part of the obligation placed upon the Town of Bridgton as a set aside community is to complete a five-year plan that identifies, through an assessment process, the needs of the community,” Berkowitz stated. “Using the categories that Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has prescribed, the Town’s Capital Investment Program, we have found there is some overlap as to the nature of the Town’s needs as well as the priority of those needs. We are utilizing the HUD-CDBG categories as a template for this assessment. There are six categories that must be addressed which are: Housing, Public Services, Economic Development, Public Facilities, Public Infrastructure and Planning.” “There is a two-fold purpose to this five-year assessment update,” the town manager said further. “The first is to identify what is required within each of the above categories, and secondly to ascribe a priority to the needs listed within each category. Over the course of the next several weeks, the Town will review and assess each of these categories by interviewing citizens, taking feedback from the Feb. 28 public hearing and from the Town’s own set of priorities as built into the FY 2013 budget.” Those who may have other

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Kolofsky near his home on Hog Fat Hill Road. Briggs faces a maximum of up to 30 years in prison, if convicted of the manslaughter charge. Briggs allegedly shot and killed Kolofsky on the afternoon of Nov. 5, after mistaking him for a deer. Maine Warden Service investigators confirmed that Kolofsky, who was hunting alone, was wearing blaze orange, as Maine law requires hunters to do. Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office must prove that Briggs was acting in a negligent and/or reckless manner when he shot and killed Kolofsky, in order to gain a conviction. Briggs remains free on personal recognizance.

specific requests the CDBG funds could be used for are asked to forward their suggestions to the town manager and selectmen as soon as possible, in order to be considered. “The public should know we

are still taking (CDBG funding) requests,” Berkowitz told the selectmen Tuesday night, “and I will have to recommend what I see as a priority, and you, as selectmen, can say ‘Yea’ or ‘Nay.’”

The improvement shopping list

The Community Development Block Grant funding has been approved for the federal fiscal year beginning in October while the Town of Bridgton utilizes those funds in its fiscal year, which is one year later. Example: Federal FFY 2012 is the Town of Bridgton’s FY 2013. The following items are those being recommended to the Bridgton Board of Selectmen by Town Manager Mitch Berkowiitz. Other requests will be considered. (See accompanying story). Town of Bridgton Community Development Block Grant Program Five-Year Plan for 2012 – 2016 — (This is a draft only) — FFY 2012 – FY 2013 – Town: • The work on the Town Unified Waste Water System is not yet complete. Inflow and Infiltration work will continue in the Spring of 2012 by reconstructing the line on Flint Street as it merges to Route 117. Estimated cost — $60,000 from FFY 2010. Continue and complete the I & I inspections in Spring of 2012 — Estimated cost — $8,000 from FFY 2010 • Kitchen Cupboard program to address food supply and pantry distribution for those facing food insecurity — Estimated cost — $1,500 from FFY 2012 • Harmon Ballfield Sewer System — Add a second Oxy Pro unit. Note: This will take two years of set asides to completely fund. Engineering will be done in FFY 2012 and Installation in FFY 2013. Estimated engineering — $17,500, Estimated Install (Partial) — $100,000. • Prepare engineering for the reconstruction of Depot Street from Main Street to the first bridge near the Bridgton Community Center. Estimated Cost — $19,500 from FFY 2012. FFY 2013 – FY 2014 – Town: • Complete the installation of the second Oxy Pro unit — Estimated Cost — $100,000 FFY 2013. • Second Year Funding for the Kitchen Cupboard Project — Estimated Cost — $1,500 from FFY 2013 • Funding for sidewalk extension to the intersection of Willett Road and Route 302 (Portland Road) to support a safe walking route to the elementary school and for citizens who must walk to the grocery store. Estimated Cost — $15,000 from FFY 2013 and Matching amount from Safe Routes to Schools. • Locally targeted façade investments to eliminate slum and blight in the Downtown — Estimated Cost — $13,000 from FFY 2013. FFY 2014 – FY 2015 – Town: • Funding for Sidewalk Project completion — Estimated Cost — $100,000 from FFY 2014 and Matching funds from Safe Routes to Schools. • Development of the new Town Green between Main Street and Gibbs Avenue (Gibbs Street) — This will require the acquisition of two parcels that have marginalized residential housing. The first phase will be to acquire options on the property along with the development of the Town Green plan for this site. Estimated Costs — Development Plan — $15,000; and Acquisition Options — $25,000. FFY 2015 – FY 2016 – Town: • Complete the acquisition of the two parcels for the Town Green and site preparation in accordance with the plan — Estimated Costs — Acquisition costs — $130,000; and Site preparation — $10,000. FFY 2016 – FY 2017 – Town: • Complete the development of the Town Green and integrate it into the development of the senior housing project in Pondicherry Square — Estimated Costs: $140,000 from FFY 2016. FFY 2017 – FY 2018 – Town: • Target additional slum and blight eradication and investment in the Pondicherry Square neighborhood — Estimated Costs — $280,000 from FFY 2017-2018.


Opinion & Comment

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Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin News Columnist

Success or failure

the ant working all summer preparing for winter while the grasshopper played. When winter came, the ant was cozy and warm while the grasshopper died of hunger and exposure. The modern version, however, has the grasshopper blaming his predicament on the ant, that is portrayed as heartless. The ant’s taxes are raised. He’s sued, fined, evicted, and lost in the snow. The grasshopper moves into the ant’s home. He doesn’t do maintenance and it deteriorates. The grasshopper is killed in a drug deal. The ant’s house is taken over by a gang of spiders which terrorizes the neighborhood. Lack of self-discipline manifests in many areas. Undisciplined students may receive only one marshmallow in the above-mentioned study, but they eat as many as they want when they get home. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are epidemic in America’s children, not to mention adults. Childhood promiscuity is rampant, and resultant STDs as well. Adults? I don’t have to say, do I? More people are spending money they don’t have. Credit card debt continues to rise. More Americans spend their home equity and add strain to the nation’s mortgage crisis, which continues to threaten our economy. It should come as no surprise that more and more Americans vote for congressmen, senators and presidents who run up a $16 trillion national debt. A couple of months ago, Maine Governor Paul LePage announced that welfare recipients now outnumber taxpayers in this state. Ants are outnumbered by the grasshoppers here. How long can this go on? Not much longer, obviously. Can fat people go on diets and tighten their belts? Can the promiscuous control themselves? Can borrowers become frugal? Will Americans elect leaders in November who will cut bloated government? Will we all-of-asudden summon the discipline to reverse the course we’re on? Or will we have tantrums like undisciplined children and riot in the streets as they are in Greece? Time will tell. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at tommclaughlin@fairpoint.net

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Waiting for whispers

When I was a tiny boy and it was time for me to go to bed, my dad would hoist me over his shoulder and lug me through the house from room to room, pausing along the way so I could bid a good night to various things affixed to the walls and ceiling. We’d first stop at a painting in the living room where, facing backwards in the air, I would say, “Night, night picture of kitty,” then we would move on to, in order, a light fixture, a thermostat, a mirror, and some brass decorative doohickey by the front door. I’d finish my nocturnal fare-thewells by wishing sweet dreams to the smoke detector over the hall closet. Our whole expedition would travel barely 40 feet and take no more than a minute, but I still recall that bouncy ride into my bedroom with such clarity and fondness that it can sometimes make me a little weepy. If I think back hard enough, I can still feel my dad’s 12-hour beard scratching against my pajamas (sniff). We had similar little bedtime rituals with our own children:

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Wi n n i e the-Pooh stories (sometimes under the covers with flashlights), pillow fights and tickle-fests (neither conducive to drifting off to sleep), crackers and milk, prayers, and the inevitable snuggling deep down under the blankets. If I had a dollar for every night that I had to extricate myself out from under the sprawled limbs of some just-asleep child, I’d be rich. Actually, I’m rich without the money. My son, in particular, required intensive snuggling. Late each evening, he’d wander around the house looking for

me, yawning, rubbing his eyes, and dragging some distressed stuffed animal by one dislocated leg. “Daddy, come and cuddle,” he’d say in his little sing-song voice, and then he’d find me and grab one of my fingers in his tiny fist and drag me off to his room. We did this every night. For years. Precious years. Then, one night, my boy grew up. I was flopped on the couch with a good book when I heard the familiar scuffle of small feet in one-piece pajamas. Around the corner came my sleepy little boy, yawning and skidding a dismembered giraffe behind him. I started to close my book and get up, but the boy, without even glancing my way, simply said, “Night, night, Daddy,” and trailed off toward

his room. When he got there, he reached up, turned the knob, opened the door, stepped into the darkness, and then very slowly closed the door behind him. I can still hear the click of the latch. I just sat on the couch holding my half-closed book and stared at that closed door. The world paused as my mind tried to wrap itself around what had just happened. I was sad and happy and scared and proud and confused, all at once. Amazed and startled that a milestone could pass so quickly, so peacefully, and with no warning. Already missing the boy and anticipating the man. And, I realized just then that I was not ready for this. That for some foolish reason I had imagined that boyhood would never end. That I would always hear my son’s little sing-song voice each evening at bedtime. That we would always cuddle. That Winnie-the-Pooh would never give way to calculus. Then, as the weight of time pressed harder and the tears began to well, the knob on my son’s door slowly began to turn again. And then the latch clicked lightly and the door opened. Just a crack. And I held my breath, waiting for him to whisper my name. My boy is full-grown now, and he no longer wears pajamas with feet. As I write this, he is somewhere near 23.6261 degrees south and 43.2922 degrees west, off the southeast coast of Brazil, dashing around the churning Atlantic, prospecting for offshore oil. I miss him terribly, but am so proud. I’m still here on the couch, son, and if you whisper, I’ll hear you. But if you’re in a helicopter, for goodness sake, keep the door closed.

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Causes of success or of failure are the same for nations as they are for people: self-discipline or lack thereof.  They’re the same for students too, which I was for 18 years. Then, for 36 years, I was a teacher, during which time I read hundreds, perhaps thousands of academic studies. I’ve learned that two things are necessary for student success: hard work and intelligence — in that order. In the vast majority of cases, much work and less intelligence overcomes much intelligence and less work. Intelligent students find school a breeze in the early grades. They seldom have to work in order to learn. As the work gets harder in later grades, their innate intelligence becomes insufficient by itself. Unless they learn to work, they begin to fail. I’ve seen it over and over. Of the myriad educational studies I’ve read, by far the best was begun in 1968 and is still going on. Some call it the “Stanford Marshmallow Study,” summarized in a New Yorker article by Jonah Lehrer. Psychologist Walter Mischel experimented with hundreds of four-year-olds by telling them he would give them one marshmallow immediately or, if they could wait, he would give them two marshmallows at the end of the day. Most who were able to discipline themselves enough to wait went on to lead successful lives. Most who couldn’t wait didn’t. We all know people with the self-discipline to postpone gratification. They work hard and save first, and then enjoy themselves. We also know those who lack that self-discipline. They indulge themselves at every opportunity and seldom, if ever, work hard unless it’s forced upon them. Those people inevitably become dependent on the first group. When the undisciplined get so numerous that they threaten to outnumber the disciplined, everything starts to unravel. That’s true for families as well as towns, cities, states, and nations. Many of you reading this will have gotten e-mails containing an updated version of Aesop’s The Ant and the Grasshopper fable. Aesop’s original described

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To The Editor: Our land, water and air — what could be more valuable to us in terms of our health and well-being not to mention our very existence? Yet, there are those who think of land, water and air as mine and attach a monetary value to it. If we do own land, we are stewards and must render an account of our stewardship to the next generation and to God. Now, the Maine Legislature is considering a “takings” bill that would require taxpayers to pay landowners and corporations or grant them a waiver from regulations if future land use laws reduce the potential value of their property. For example, state government would not be able to regulate the location of casinos, factory farms, energy projects or industrial waste facilities without facing lawsuits for takings claims. Takings laws are being attempted all over the country, in effect replacing government control for the common good with corporate control of the land, water and air that everyone depends upon. Corporations, unfortunately considered “persons” at this time in our history, have one goal: to make profits even if that means using up or degrading the physical world. This is happening before our eyes and also affecting our noses, ears, lungs, brains, hearts and every organ of our bodies. Takings bills have been turned down here in Maine in 1994, 1995, 2000, 2003 and 2011. We, the real people, must protect our ability to control the use of the land, water and air. Government is the only defense we have against shortsighted greed. Ask your representatives to vote no again on any takings bill that comes up for a vote. Sally and Jon Chappell Bridgton

False statements

To The Editor: Tom McLaughlin’s Feb. 23 column contained so many false statements, one hardly knows where to begin refuting

them. So I’ll limit myself to correcting just his first and last misstatements of fact. First, he described the Catholic Church as “the oldest institution on earth.” False. The Catholic Church isn’t even the oldest Christian institution on earth. Both the Eastern Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox Churches predate the Church of Rome by more than a human generation. A certain retired history teacher should study some church history. It’s a fascinating subject. Last, McLaughlin ended by saying, “the Obama campaign has millions of Americans wondering if Republicans would outlaw contraception.” False again. He can thank GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, not Obama, for injecting the issue of contraception into the current political debate. Most voters thought the question was settled years ago, but Santorum’s extreme anti-contraception position has alienated millions of American women of childbearing age — 99% of whom use artificial birth control, including 98% of Catholic women. Frankly, it’s appalling to see the Republican Party once again veer into the mud hole of right-wing extremism. I used to be a Republican. I was raised in what once was called a “rockribbed Republican” Maine farm family. If my late father ever voted for a Democrat, I wasn’t aware of it. In those days, being a Republican meant that your political heroes were people like Dwight D. Eisenhower and Margaret Chase Smith. There was a lunatic fringe in the GOP back then, but serious Republicans considered it to be just a fringe, not the heart of the party. In fact, Senator Smith was the first prominent American to denounce her extremist colleague Senator Joseph McCarthy in her legendary “Declaration of Conscience” speech. Beginning in the 1970s with the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and his ill-named “Moral Majority,” the Republican Party began its inexorable march into the “Twilight Zone” of right-wing extremism. So now, we have the GOP considering an avowed secessionist (Rick Perry), serial adulterers (Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain), and Religious Right crackpots (Santorum, Sarah Palin, Michelle

sions about birth control cov- barn cats to keep mice and rats erage, don’t have any women out of my dairy goat barn so on their legislative committees. they don’t eat and defecate in If I were a young woman in the grain. I have done this for need of birth control, I would many years, and my cats are all consider the bishop’s and healthy and get fed as well as Evangelical Christian’s stance fresh goat’s milk for doing their on this subject a violation of job. He said he could come with my religiously inspired mor- some help, trap them, have them als. If Jesus were living today, fixed, give them rabies shots would he be happy to see the and find them good homes. I results of environmental degra- said, “No! They have a good dation caused by over-popula- home!” This man then started tion and hordes of starving chil- threatening me. He said he was dren? A more Christian stance trying to work with me and that would be to limit family size, he could just fine me and/or provide an education for one’s take it to court. I told him he children, and have a chance could talk to my vet and asked to live above the poverty line. him if he had gone to the town (Remember the poorer you are, to ask about me. He said, “No!” the more dependent you are on He then implied that I was using government and that is all the the road to control population. rest of us.) I explained that I take good Be careful about political care of my animals. Then, his talk, especially if is comes from tone and manner became angry people who set out to get power sounding. He said, “I’m not at the expense of the rest of us. here to blow smoke up your Jane Gibbons ———.” I could not believe my FACES LIGHTING UP — Equine Journeys, 551 Upper Ridge Sweden ears and said, “I don’t believe Road, Bridgton, has just added Therapeutic Sleigh Riding to its range of offered activities at Ring Farm. Here, one of their young what you just said to me.” I clients shows his joy at being driven around the ring and fields. repeated it back to him. “I have Equine Journeys has offered therapeutic riding and driving never been spoken to like that lessons for five years. One of their clients, who has been taking To The Editor: and you come here and think therapeutic driving lessons for two years, is a nonverbal adult I had just gotten home from it’s okay to say that to a 71male of around age 40 who has progressed to offering words to shopping, unloaded my grocer- year-old woman as an agent of direct the horse. He can now repeat names of the harness parts ies and a van pulled into my the town? and basic words to other people; his words have become clearer driveway. It was 3:30 p.m. and “What kind of man does that? and more distinct. Imagine how this man must feel to take control on the side of the van it read, How dare you! I am through of his situation and enjoy the drive of his life. Equine Journeys Animal Control Officer. A man talking with you, and if you is now taking therapeutic riding and driving appointments for came up my front stairs. I went have any other questions you the upcoming season. They are also looking for volunteers who out on the porch and opened can talk to my vet!” I said. would like to assist. For more information, call 647-8475. I felt violated, harassed and the door and asked, “Can I help angry. He did say he was sorry you?” He told me who he was Bachman). Their only serious and denying religious lib- and then proceeded to tell me for making these comments, but candidate, Jon Huntsman, was erty. Obama’s morals aren’t he had heard I had a lot of cats I explained it was too late for way too sensible to stand a Christian. running around and getting run that. I did visit the Denmark Fact number one: Obama is a over. I told him, “I have the Town Manger the next day chance in the crazy 2012 GOP deeply conscientious Christian same five cats I have had for and told them about the incifield. It would be well for whose Christianity is motivat- the last three years. Over the dent. The town manager said McLaughlin to get his facts ed by love and justice, with years, I have lost my barn cats he wanted to apologize for the straight before he shoots off his an agenda to help people rise to critters and being hit.” Then, control officer’s behavior, and mouth again. It would be even above poverty. Catholic women he asked if I had rabies shots he would report the matter to better for the Republican Party have used birth control at some for them and I said “no, just my the selectmen. I explained even to remember the proud heritage point in their lives in the same dogs.” though I have had my differit is leaving behind before they proportion as non-Catholic He then proceeded to tell me ences with town officials, they lose it altogether. I didn’t leave women. there was a law that cats needed have always been gentlemen. My analysis: Men who have to have rabies shots. I explained My concern is that the way the GOP in 1973. It left me. I’m a registered Independent today never had the responsibility of that I was not aware of that. He this man talked and treated me caring for children (bishops) said my cats should be fixed, shows how he might be treatby their choice, not by mine. Rev. Robert Plaisted want to encourage women to as well. I told him I didn’t have ing others that may not agree Bridgton have as many children as pos- money to do that. I told him with him. I also told the town sible and at the whim of their that two females would be hav- manager that I hope I’m not the male partners. They want to ing kitties and that I needed the LETTERS, Page B deny women the use of contraceptives in the name of some To The Editor: WYONEGONIC POINT I am tired of hearing the ancient and I think, unchristian, theory that procreating is what MOOSE POND WATERFRONT same three lies perpetuated by people who want to become women ought to be doing, all FOR SALE • MLS #1007899 president. This letter deals with the time, any time. If you look www.wyonegonicpoint.com at what the critics want, they lie #1 — The issue of birth want large families and people control coverage by insurance providers. 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(Continued from Page B) only one that is being checked out about their cats and whether or not they have had rabies shots. I feel this man’s manner was very abusive. I’m sure the men in this town would not like some man talking to their wife like that. I told the town manager that the control officer was not to come on my property again, and if he did I would be notifying the police. I explained I did not want to correspond with that man again and if there are any further questions that he could talk to my veterinarian. Helen Ramsdell Denmark

that he interviewed for this column (maybe I should have gone to the Democratic caucus). Nor have I ever considered any of my three children to be the “negative side effect of sex.” It just so happens that I do agree that no employer should be forced to cover birth control. It is not his stance on the issue that I have a problem with. It is his whole way of thinking. How can any man who is so well educated be so ignorant? Sheri Pratt Lovell

Catholic Church

To The Editor: In regards to Tom McLaughlin’s column on Feb. 23, where does this man get his information from? Let’s start with “the oldest institution on earth — the Catholic Church.” Really? Was this man not a history teacher? I would also like to know, who is this “Left” he speaks of? I am liberal. Although I am registered as Independent, I find myself voting Democrat more often than not. I have many friends who are Democrats. I have never met any of these free love, orgy-obsessed masses that are “pushing sexual experimentation with a variety of partners”

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With so many Mainers having served our country, veterans are one of my top priorities as a Member of Congress and the House Armed Services Committee. Since much has happened over the last year, I wanted to give you the latest news on veterans programs and benefits, as well as help my office can offer. I’ve heard from many military families about how budget discussions may affect them. With the Congressional Super Committee failing to reach a consensus on reducing the deficit, many are concerned about the automatic cuts that will occur across the federal government in January 2013. As they should be, military retirement programs are exempted. I oppose any increases to Tricare premiums and believe military retirement programs should remain different than civilian retirement plans. Military retention and recruiting depend on an attractive retirement plan — we need to keep it strong. I also oppose the Pentagon’s proposal to drastically change the U.S. Family Health Plan — administered in Maine by Martin’s Point — to require future enrollees to disenroll at the age of 65. This successful and popular program should continue running as it currently does. One issue I’ve been proud to work on is military sexual trauma (MST), a troubling problem for thousands of men and women who serve in uniform. Many from Maine have contacted me with terrible stories of suffering sexual

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Bridgton – WELCOME HOME! Quiet country ranch situated on landscaped 4.22 acres, offering 3 BRs plus a den, 2 full BAs, spacious living room, maple kitchen, full basement and attached 2-car garage. Great location close to several lakes for swimming, boating & fishing. $169,900.

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 ft. water frontage. Property offers a new 24 x 40 two-story barn and plenty of land for gardening. $185,000.

Bridgton – A quiet condo community located on Long Lake. 1600 ft. on the lake with gorgeous sandy beach. 3+ bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace, deck and much more! $385,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1039293)

visualtour.com #0164-6860 Bridgton – Not your average Ranch! This one is very special… lovely gardens, creative decorative touches. Lots to capture your attention! $199,900. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 1020979)

Bridgton – 6500 sf building that would be excellent for either a business, medical, dental or insurance office. Many options. Located a few hundred feet from Bridgton Hospital. Prior use: Individual BRs (6) & handicap BAs (4). Also has small apartment & additional conference/ waiting area. $299,000.

Denmark – Stunning 3-bedroom Cape with 2-car attached garage, on beautiful ±2-acre lot. Gleaming hardwood, tile bath and large deck! Located in SAD 72. $149,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1028399)

visualtour.com visualtour.com #0253-3928 #0244-0806

visualtour.com #0243-6388 Harrison – Stunning log home on the East Shore of Long Lake! Cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, 4+ bedrooms, 3.5 baths, tile, hardwood, 3-car garage and more. $899,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1021485)

Naples – Well-priced home with 410 ft. shared sandy beach on Brandy Pond. Gorgeous, full views of the water. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, with a full walkout basement! $360,000. Nancy Hanson 693-7270 (MLS 1041218)

Naples – Turnkey and ready for immediate occupancy. Year round 2-bedroom unit has lovely water views and boat slip on Brandy Pond. Close to village. $249,900. Nancy Hanson 693-7270 (MLS 1006650)

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Praise for NANCY HANSON and JOCELYN O’ROURKE-SHANE… “Nancy and Jocelyn were wonderful to work with throughout my transaction. I feel fortunate to have met these two professional women.” — Therese Bergstrom

visualtour.com #0254-1737 Naples – Enjoy pristine Trickey Pond and this friendly neighborhood. Springfed body of water, sandy swim beach. 3-bedroom cozy cottage with storage building and fire pit. $159,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1039117)

Waterford – Lovingly-maintained and filled with warmth and charm. This home has many unique features and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, oversized garage. 3 acres. $169,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1027593)

Nancy Hanson O: 207-693-7270 C: 207-838-8301

Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane O: 207-693-7284 C: 207-838-5555

Bridgton – Lakeside living at its finest! Immaculate and 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.

Bridgton – Great road frontage! 740’ on this 2.53-acre parcel with Highland Lake rights & protective covenants. Private boat dock & 1000’ common lakefront with swimming dock, float, gazebo & picnic area. Excellent fishing too! $109,900. Bridgton – Spellbinding sunsets & glorious panoramic mountain views are yours with this 2-acre lot in lovely neighborhood overlooking Kezar Pond & Mt. Washington. $99,500. Harrison – Large lot on Crooked River: fish, dirt bike, swim, snowmobile, canoe or just relax. Lot may be split in half. $45,900. Harrison – Great homesite with mountain views to the west & pastoral views of the Oxford Hills to the east. Lot has road frontage on 3 roads including 524 ft. on paved town road. Soils tested, surveyed and electric at the street. $64,900.


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Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Mr. Cohen: Mr. Bass, your Medicare card is in really bad shape. I can barely read the claim number on it. Would you like me to order a new one for you? I can do that online in about three minutes and there is no fee. Mr. Bass: That would be great. Please do it. Mr. Cohen: Fine. While I’m working on it, did you know that there are con men out there trying to pry money out of folks like you? Let me explain. It usually involves an unsolicited phone call like this: Is this Mr. Bass? My name is Nailer and I am with Medicare in Washington. We are re-issuing Medicare cards and I want to check a few facts with you before we send on your new card. First, please read to me your Medicare claim number — it’s right on your card. Then I’ll need your date of birth to verify who you are. Finally — there is a one-time fee of $40. We will debit your check-

ing account directly for the fee — so I will need your checking account number.” Mr. Bass: Are you serious? Are there people who actually fall for that scam? Mr. Cohen: Unfortunately, yes. So please tell your friends to be on the alert. No person from Medicare or Social Security will ever phone you to ask for your Medicare number. Your new replacement card has now been ordered. It probably will take several weeks before you receive it. Any further questions today Mr. Bass? Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, 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 (800- 427-7411) and ask for a Medicare Advocate.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE? THE BRIDGTON NEWS

Directory Veterans Calendar (Continued from Page 3B)

quick and simple search engine and aligns prior military experience and skills with similar civilian careers and training. There are also tips on effective resume writing. One recent piece of good news is that Southern Maine veterans can now get care closer to home. I was happy to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the VA’s new Mental Health Outpatient Clinic in Portland. This clinic provides many services for veterans in Greater Portland, such as mental health counseling, smoking cessation programs, VA home-based primary care and Clozaril clinic. Veterans who live in rural states like Maine should not have to travel for miles to receive the health care and benefits their service has earned them. Whether it’s Tricare plans or VA benefits, no veteran or service member should have to jump through bureaucratic hoops to get the services they’ve earned. If you are having a problem with the VA — or any federal agency — please give my office a call at 774-5019 to see how we might be able to help. It’s an honor to serve those who have served our country.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! ACCOUNTANTS

CARPETING

Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711

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

Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668 cpas@maine.com

A Fine Kettle of Fish Catering Personal chef service/catering Sheila Rollins 583-6074 www.finekettleoffishcatering.com

McFadden CPA, P.A. Accounting Services Accounting/Payroll/Taxes 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton 647-4600 www.BridgtonCPA.com

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

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

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

CATERING

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

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096 John’s Cleaning Service Meticulous cleaning service Prof. carpet cleaning, windows Local family business. Exc. references 207-393-7285

McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning WardHill Architecture Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Design/Build & Construction mgmt. wardhill@roadrunner.com 807-625-7331 Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office ATTORNEYS Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Shelley P. Carter, Attorney 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com Property Management Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA Housekeeping and much more 132 Main St. 583-4314 P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 COMPUTERS 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com

EEcomputer Services Small business specialists eecomputerservices.com 603-733-6451

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

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 By The Book Bookkeeping Services Home and business networking 12+ years QuickBooks experience Video security systems A/P, A/R, Checkbook/bank reconciliations 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 Tax preparation – References available CONTRACTORS 207-749-1007, businessonlinellc@gmail.com

BOOKKEEPING

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

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

Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159 Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton Jeff Hadley Builder New homes, remodels, additions Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Kitchens, tile & wood floors Fully insured – free estimates 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460

Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Newhall Construction Carpenter & General Contractor Framing/roofing/finish Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Cellulose insulation – drywall 743-6379 798-2318 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

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

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

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

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

Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN March 3 — Pancake Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., West Baldwin Church, Rte. 113. BRIDGTON March 1, 8 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. March 1, 2 — AARP Free Tax Preparations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116 for appt. or info. March 1, 8 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. March 1, 8 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. March 1 — Community Kettle Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Community Center. March 2, 5, 7, 9 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. March 2, 9 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. March 3 — 9th annual Mary’s Fireman For A Cure Race, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shawnee Peak. March 3 — First annual EXERCISE/FITNESS

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

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

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

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

HAIRDRESSERS

DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES Victoria’s Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist 207-647-4125 email: info@bdhc.me 647-8355 Fryeburg Family Dental HEATING Preventative Dental Hygiene Services 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC 207-256-7606 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks Mountain View Dentistry New installations, 24 hr burner service Dr. Leslie A. Elston Licensed and insured Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-693-7011 207-647-3628 MountainViewDentistryMaine.com Bass Heating

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

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

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 www.thurlowscarpet.com

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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311

Snowfest by Loon Echo Land Trust, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Five Fields Farm, Rte. 107. FMI: 749-9560. March 3, 10 — Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6472847. March 5-10 — End-of-Winter half-price sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MF, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Bridgton Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, Main St. March 5 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. March 5 — Tot Time, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. March 5 — Knitting Circle, 11 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. March 5 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. March 5 — G.E.A.R. Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. March 6 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. March 6 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. March 6 — COPD Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. March 6 — NAMI Support Group, 7 p.m., Community Center. March 7 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. March 7 — Lenten Lunches, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hosting, noon to 1 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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 bridgtonmoving@verizon.net – Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 – 671-2556 (cell)

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

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

PLUMBING & HEATING

J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435

Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222

A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029

McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 www.mciverelectric.net

Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436

R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016 Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595 Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

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

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

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

Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

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

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

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

March 7 — LEA Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. March 7 — Lake Region Youth Lacrosse sign-ups for grades 4-6, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. March 7— Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. March 7 — AIC Champions Program on diabetes with Ruth Charne, 6 p.m., Bridgton Hospital conference room. FMI: 647-6064. March 8, 9 — AARP Free Tax Preparations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116 for appt. or info. March 8 — Mother-Baby Tea Time, noon to 3 p.m., Birth House, So. High St. FMI: 647-5968. March 8 — Veggie Tracking for Kids grades 3-5, recipes created, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Community Center. To register: 647-3116. March 8 — Full Moon Walk by LEA, 7 p.m., Bridgton Highlands Country Club. FMI: 647-8580. March 9 — Mystery Book Club, any mystery between 1914 and 1945, 2:30 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. March 9 ��� Easy Riders Snowmobile Club meeting/potluck, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. March 10 — Lakeside Garden Club, 10 a.m., Community Center. March 11 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4

CALENDAR, Page B 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 & 1 time 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

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

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121 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 www.rozziemay.org - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

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

YOGA STUDIOS The Maine Yoga House Public/private/therapeutic yoga classes Teacher training certification 18 Beaver Creek Farm Rd, Bridgton 207-650-7708 – MaineYogaHouse.com


Classifieds Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A Charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.25 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 42 U.S.C. 3604(c) makes it unlawful “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale, or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.

CHALMERS INSURANCE &

REAL ESTATE

Part of the Chalmers Group

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

HELP WANTED

EXPERIENCED BOOKKEEPER — Approximately 20 hours per week. Inquire with a resume at Brill Lumber Company, 159 Harrison Road. 6473776. 2t9 WELL-ESTABLISHED — full service beauty salon with an excellent location looking for the right hairdresser to join our team. Call 6478355. 2t9 DRIVERS — Getting home is easier. Chromed out trucks w/APU’s. Chromed out pay package! 90% drop & hook CDL-A, 6 months experience. (888) 247-4037. 2t8x

WORK WANTED

EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44

SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45

FOR SALE

$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46

FOR SALE

FOR RENT

FIREWOOD SEASONED — $225 a cord. Green $200 a cord. Cut, split and delivered. Willing to travel. 8905869. 8t8x

DOWNTOWN BRIDGTON — First floor 2-bedroom apartment in residential neighborhood. $725 month includes propane heat, trash, plowing, water/sewer. On site parking and coin FREE FREE FREE FREE — laundry. No smoking. Call 358-0808. Metal removal - we also clean out tf49 basements, attics and garages. 207651-3173. 20t4x NAPLES — Nice, cozy bright 2-bedroom mobile home in a small park. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — No pets. $495 monthly plus utilities Logger and heat with carbon neutral and deposit. Call 221-3423. wood or wood pellets. Purchase a tf6 Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. BRIDGTON — Cozy one-bedroom 603-447-2282. 13t1x furnished apartment, country setting, 3 miles from town, sun room, open FIREWOOD — Seasoned or green. deck, includes heat, power, cable/InCut, split and delivered. Call Wendell ternet, driveway snow removal, rubScribner at 583-4202. 10t8x bish pickup. Deposit and first week’s DRY FIREWOOD — $250 a cord, rent due upon move in. $200 weekly. cut, split & delivered. Call 583-4694. Available March 5, 2012. Call 2072t9 9t9x 415-4476. SNOWMOBILE PARTS — New NAPLES — 1-bedroom apartment. parts, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekdays; Off Route 35. No smoking, no pets. 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekends; used $600 month includes heat & electric. tf9 parts 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. weeknights; Call 207-899-5052. 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekends. Closed HARRISON — 3-bedroom house, Wednesdays. D & G Snowmobilers 2 baths, $1,000 month, call 207-595Discount, 207-583-2312. 9t1x 1466 or e-mail: tipper1canoe@gmail. 5t9x VEHI­CLES FOR SALE com 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

FOR RENT

NAPLES/BRANDY POND — Large studio apartment. Very clean. Includes heat, snowplowing and trash removal. $160 week. Call for more details at 693-6398. 2t9

HARRISON — Studio apartment. All inclusive. No pets. First month BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bed- plus deposit. $650-$680. 583-9965. room apartment. Heat & utilities 5t9x included. $200 per week plus security deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 BRIDGTON — New commercial office space. Great intown location. BRIDGTON — 3- and 2-bedroom Second level is 580 square feet, $650 apartments and homes, great spaces. plus utilities or first level is 1,000 (different areas of Bridgton.) All rents square feet, $1,200 plus utilities. Prineed application and security deposit vate deck. Call 207-756-0650. tf48 and first month rent when approved. Call Ralph at Lake Country Property REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Rentals (207) 693-3032. tf50 BRIDGTON — On the water, lakeCASCO — Completely furnished side condo $239,900. Directly across rooms, heat, lights & cable TV includ- from Shawnee Peak. 4 bedrooms, 3 ed. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, baths, great location. Call Pat 5084t7x 207-650-3529. tf44 361-1816. BRIDGTON — off Kansas Road. WATERFORD — 4 and 5 acre lots House sleeps 2. Laundry, fireplace, with mountain and lake views. Paved no smoking, no pets. $1,000 month road/power. $65K up. Owner financincludes heat & electric. Call 207- ing. www.LandMaine.com Tel. 2071t9x 899-5052. tf9 743-8703. LOVELL — Very large apartment: BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. living room with fireplace in new Good developable land, mostly carriage house. $995 month includes cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21 electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% BUSINESS SERVICES of heat. Quiet with mountain views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/ no HEAP HAULERS — Towing sersmoking. 1 year lease/first and secu- vice. Cash paid for junk cars. Call rity deposit/reference check required. 655-5963. tf12 (207) 925-6586. 5t9x B AND M REPAIR — Heavy and HARRISON — Main Street, sunny light duty equipment, small engines, 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully welding, fabrication. $45 an hour. -applianced in “like new” condition. 890-5869. 8t8x Available now at $895/month heat B & L ROOFING — 20 years expeincluded. For information or to apply, contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at rience, fully insured. New roofs and tf20 207-583-6001. tf42 repairs. Call 207-650-6479. FIREWOOD — NAPLES — 1-bedroom apartment MOBILE with deck. Off Route 35. No smoking, Processor. Will work up tree length no pets. $850 month includes heat & wood to any size firewood. Does a electric. Call 207-899-5052. tf9 cord an hour. Willing to travel. $45 an hour. 890-5869. 8t8x LONG LAKE HARRISON — DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Maine summer camp rental. Boating, swimming, great sunset views. Private Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. sandy beach, 2 bedroom with screened Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of paintsleeping and eating porches. Fireplace ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. and outside fire pit, canoe available. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49 $800 per week. Contact mdarcan- gelo@maine.rr.com or 82 Daggett Drive, Raymond, ME 04271. 4t7x

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p.m., Shawnee Peak Ski Resort. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. March 11 — St. Patrick’s Day Supper with music, 5 p.m. So. Bridgton Congregational Church. Reservations req.; call 647-3984. BROWNFIELD March 2, 9 — Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. March 4, 11 — Ski program by Brownfield Rec, van leaves 11:45 a.m. for King Pine Ski Area, returns 4:30 p.m. FMI: 935-3800. CASCO March 1, 8 — Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. March 3 — Sunshine Club Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Webb’s Mills Community Hall. March 5 — Mens’ over 25 Basketball, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Center. March 6 — Storytime with Michelle, 10:30 a.m., library. March 8 — Youth Baseball/ Softball/T-ball sign-ups, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Community Center. DENMARK March 7 — Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. FRYEBURG March 1 — National Theatre of London Live in HD! Presents Comedy of Errors, 2 and 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. March 2 — Veterans’ Service Officer, 9-11 a.m., Fryeburg American Legion. FMI: 3241839. March 2 — Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. March 3 — Project Graduation Auction, doors open 4:30 p.m., Wadsworth Arena, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. March 5 — KinderKonzert Series, Brass Blast Off, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. March 5 — Fryeburg Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. March 6 — Fryeburg Academy Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. HARRISON March 1 — Special Farm Storytime with baby goats from Harmony Farm, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. March 1, 8 — Drumming, Dance & Hoops, 6 p.m., Community Room, fire station. FMI: 583-2241. March 3 — Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, doors open 11:30 a.m., play runs 1-6 p.m., VFW Hall, 176 Waterford Rd. FMI: 583-4959. March 5 — Coed Adult

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Pickup Basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. March 6, 7 — Sign-ups, baseball/softball/T-ball, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Fire Station Community Room. FMI: softball, 583-2241; baseball, 329-5208. March 6 — Coed Teen Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. March 11 — March Madness Senior Social, roast beef dinner with bingo following, noon, Harrison Fire Station. Reservations: 5832241, 647-3116. LOVELL March 2 — Non-artist session with Margaret Nomentana, 79 p.m., library. FMI: 925-3177. March 3, 4 ­ — 2nd annual Fishing Derby by Fryebug Rec, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lower & Upper Bay, Kezar Lake. Park at Buddy Carriers, off Kezar Lake Rd. FMI: 935-3293. March 3 — GLLT program, “An Evening with Owls,” meet 6:45 p.m. at land trust office, 208 Main St. or 7 p.m. at public boat launch, Horseshoe Pond. FMI: 925-1056. March 5 — Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., library. March 5 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. March 7 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. NAPLES March 1 — Pajama Storytime, Dr. Seuss Celebration, 6 p.m., library. March 1 — Cumberland & Oxford Union Pomona Grange #21, potluck supper 6:30 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m., Naples Grange Hall. March 2, 5, 7, 9 — Step Into Fitness Indoor Walking Program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lake Region High School. FMI: 647-3116. March 6 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. March 6 — Tween Storytime, 6 p.m., library. March 7 — Kids’ Movie, Hugo, 4 p.m., library. March 8 — Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., library. March 8 — One-on-one computer instruction, 5-6 p.m., library. Sign-ups: 693-6841. March 9 — Lake Region Youth Lacrosse sign-ups for grades 4-6, 6 to 8 p.m., Naples Town Office. March 9 — CHOICES benefit basketball game, SAD 61 employees vs. area law enforcement officers, 7 p.m., Lake Region Middle School, Kansas Rd. FMI: 6475301. March 9 — Inspirational movie, The Joni Eareckson Tada Story, social time 6:30 p.m., movie 7 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, 25 Sebago Rd. March 10 — Dick Curless tribute with Wayne Flanigan, 7:30

p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. RAYMOND March 2 — Dr. Seuss Night, 6:30 p.m., Raymond Elementary School. March 5 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., Preschoolers, 11 a.m., library. March 7 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. March 7 — Flower Arranging Class, 6 p.m., library. SEBAGO March 5 — Open house at new Crystal Lodge #94, Odd Fellows, 7 p.m., off West Shore Rd., East Sebago. AREA EVENTS March 1 — The Myths, women as photographers/subjects, 4-6 p.m., USM Art Gallery, 37 College Ave., Gorham. FMI: 780-5008. March 2, 9 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. March 2 — Opening reception for exhibit of photography by Dick Pollock and Kathy Bergeron (runs through March 24), 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mt. Washington Valley Arts Assn. Visual Arts Center, 16 Norcross Pl., No. Conway Village. FMI: 603-356-2787. March 3 — Infant CPR Classes, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Harper Conference Center, 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. March 3 — Bowl-A-Thom to benefit BRAG Complex, Westport Bowling Lanes, Westbrook. FMI: 627-7380. March 3 — Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, New Gloucester History Barn, Intervale Rd. (Rte. 231 behind Town Hall. March 3 — Beginning Knitters, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. March 3 — 9th annual Chili Cook-off by Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center. FMI: 603-356-5701. March 3 — Ambient guitar performance by Rob Byrd, 8 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 7804249. March 5 — “Button Up NH 201,” with energy auditor Stacey Sand, 6:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-4475552. March 7 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. March 7 — Independent film, Alamar, 2 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. March 7 — Brett Thompson, Worm Biz, talk on worm composting, 4 p.m., McLaughlin Garden, Main St., So. Paris.

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Eastman wins two

This week’s puzzle: The Fifties 55. Sin over tan 57. *Its launch started the Space Race 61. Thumbelina’s raft 65. Smallest number in a crowd 66. “___ we there yet?” 68. Late Saddam Hussein, e.g. 69. Helped 70. Sheep not yet sheared 71. “Swan Lake” skirts 72. Brooding 73. A.k.a. Tokyo 74. In vertical position

ACROSS 1. Jasmine’s kin 6. Former Soviet Socialist Republics, acr. 9. Fancy marbles used as shooters 13. Are you _ ____ or a hawk? 14. One of Indiana Jones’ quests 15. Having three dimensions 16. Same as mesotron 17. ___ Patrol 18. *First network TV soap ____ debuted in 1950 19. *Overthrown Cuban 21. *Arthur Miller’s wife 23. Jones’ Wall Street partner 24. What Rumpelstiltskin did 25. School support organization 28. Reduced Instruction Set Computer 30. Boiling pot 35. Globes and eyeballs 37. *Site of Egyptian Crisis 39. Dominion 40. Italian currency, pl. 41. Ringworm 43. Lover’s strike 44. Prayer leaders in mosques 46. *One of Ike’s two 47. Pitched at Occupy Wall Street 48. Os 50. Be agitated 52. Sushi sauce 53. Offensively curious

DOWN 1. Mary’s little pet 2. Light bulb over head? 3. ABC’s adventure, 20042010 4. Stay clear 5. Book burner, e.g. 6. Mine is yours 7. Irritate 8. Save money on rent, e.g. 9. South American Indian people 10. Cain’s victim 11. Lean like an athlete 12. PET or CAT 15. Little Jack Horner’s spot 20. Do this and shout 22. Black and white sea bird 24. *New York in “Guys and Dolls,” e.g. 25. *Jonas Salk fought it 26. Decorates Christmas tree

27. Biblical Abraham’s original name 29. *”The Man in the Gray Flannel ____” 31. Exam 32. Stories “from the Crypt” 33. Treeless plain 34. E on dashboard 36. 18-wheeler 38. Freezing temperature in Celsius 42. Friends in Italy 45. What cat did on the window sill? 49. Me in Paris 51. *Humbert Humbert’s interest 54. Edible ray 56. Maple tree treat 57. Dateless male 58. *This Yankee was MVP in 1950 59. Pakistan’s official language 60. To abound or swarm 61. Toy building block 62. Liver delicacy 63. Greenish blue 64. Floppy storage device 67. *Color of Scare

Fryeburg Academy junior Silas Eastman won both the Class A freestyle and classical Nordic titles at Black Mountain in Rumford last Thursday. Eastman claimed the freestyle in 11:48.1 and was the fastest classical competitor with a time of 13:51.0 to lead the Raiders to a fourth overall finish. The Raiders finished with 128 points. Falmouth claimed the team title with 69 points followed by Mt. Blue 82 and Oxford Hills 114. FA freestyle finishers were: 17. Adam Armington, 13:48.4 27. Logan Gerchman, 14:23.3 36. Peter Caffrey, 15:11.0 38. Paul Kurnick, 15:20.9 52. Dacota Griffin, 16:54.8

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE MAINE WASTE DISCHARGE PERMIT APPLICATION Please take note that, pursuant to 38 MRSA, Sections 413 and 414-A, Wyonegonic Camps, Inc., of 215 Wyonegonic Rd., Denmark, ME 04022, intends to file a wastewater discharge permit application with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This is a renewal application. The application was filed on or about February 29, 2012 and will be available for public inspection at DEP’s Augusta office during normal business hours. A copy may also be seen at the municipal offices in Denmark, Maine. 1T9 PUBLIC NOTICE

The Town of Harrison has for sale by sealed bid (minimum bid $7,500), one parcel of land: Tax Map 22, Lot 50 – Colonial Estates – Lot 8 This is a 2.58-acre lot with 148 feet of frontage on Colonial Circle. Located off Carsley Road. Sealed bids, clearly marked “Foreclosure Sale,” will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, to be opened at the Board of Selectmen meeting Thursday, March 15, 2012. The successful bidder will be given a Quit Claim Deed from the Town releasing any interest in the property the Town may have. There are other known and possibly unknown liens and attachments on this property that will be the responsibility of the successful bidder.

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO Change in Hours of Operation Casco Town Office *Effective March 6, 2012

The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Casco Town Office: �

M – W – Th – F   9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Tues 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. *No Longer Open Saturdays

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s/George Finch, Town Manager

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TOWN OF SEBAGO Notice of Public Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Town of Sebago Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., at the Sebago Town Office. The Harrison Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office. A proposal to adopt a new Harrison Fireworks Ordinance will be discussed. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

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Nature of Variance Request: 1. Requesting to build a two (2) car garage (24 ft. x 24 ft.). 2. Lot size is 50 ft. x 100 ft. As requested by: Sid F. George – Property located on Sebago Tax Map 19, Lot 66, (18 Intervale St.)

s/Mary M. Tremblay Administrative Secretary Town of Harrison

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PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF DENMARK

TOWN OF RAYMOND

Nomination Papers

Nomination papers will be available on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 for the June Town Meeting at the Town Office for the following positions: Selectman, Assessor & Overseer of the Poor – One vacancy (3-year term) Member of SAD 72 Board of Director – One vacancy (3-year term) Alternate Member of SAD 72 Board of Directors – One vacancy (3-year term) Planning Board Member – Three vacancies (3-year terms) Nomination papers are due in the Town Clerk’s office no later than Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Town elections will be held Friday, June 1, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Denmark Municipal Building. The Annual Town Meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Denmark Municipal Building. s/Chery Booker, Town Clerk 2T9

PUBLIC NOTICE

BOARD OF SELECTMEN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012 7:00 P.M.

(Regular Meeting will be starting at 6:00 p.m.) The Town of Raymond Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 for the purpose of receiving public input on proposed amendments for the following ordinances: a) Miscellaneous • Animal Noise Ordinance • PACE Loan Ordinance • Recall & Appointment Ordinance The complete text will be available on line at www.raymondmaine.org and at the Town Office by February 28, 2012. 2T8

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Casco Planning Board March 12, 2012 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.

Public Notice

1. Approve Minutes of November 14, 2011 2. Camp Sunshine has submitted an application for a Zone Change for Map 23, Lot 39, known as 51 Acadia Road, from Residential to Commercial/Resort Commercial Overlay/Limited Recreational Residential. Said property is currently owned by Gary Gordon and is under contract to Camp Sunshine. This matter is held over from the November 14, 2011 meeting. 3. Presentation by Chad Thompson of Portland Water District regarding third party review of developments that do not require DEP stormwater permit. 4. Other.

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Nomination papers will made available on March 19, 2012, at the Town Clerk’s Office located at 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, in Bridgton for the following offices: Two (2) Selectman/Assessor/Overseer of the Poor for three (3) year terms; Two (2) Planning Board Members for a three (3) year term; One (1) Planning Board Alternate Member for a three (3) year term; Two (2) MSAD 61 Director for a two (2) year term; Two (2) MSAD 61 Director for a three (3) year term; One (1) Trustee of the Water District for a three (3) year term. The nomination paper filing deadline is the close of business hours on April 28, 2012 (however, papers will be accepted until April 30, 2012 because of the weekend per 21-A M.R.S.A. Section 6). 9-12-15

Evening with owls

LOVELL — Join family and friends for an “Evening with Owls” this Saturday, March 3. The Greater Lovell Land Trust’s (GLLT) staff and docents will introduce participants to these fascinating, nocturnal creatures. Our resident owls have unique adaptations and curious habits. “Owling” is an exciting activity that takes advantage of the owl’s desire to investigate the source of a call that mimics their own. This outdoor program begins with a short hike at the Wilson Wing Moose Pond Bog Preserve at Horseshoe Pond in Lovell. Under the stars, your guides will call out to owls and attempt to receive a vocal response and attract them closer for all to see. Participants should meet at the land trust office at 208 Main Street in Lovell village at 6:45 p.m. or at the public boat launch at Horseshoe Pond at 7 p.m. This is an activity for all ages and families are encouraged to attend. Participants should be prepared to spend 30 to 45 minutes in the woods and dress appropriately. Headlamps or flashlights are important for the short hike and snowshoes may be useful if deep snow is present. Families may wish to read the children’s book, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen prior to this adventure. More information can be obtained by calling the GLLT office at 925-1056. The GLLT is pleased to offer this event as part of the statewide program the “Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.” This weekend is a project of the newly formed Maine Outdoor Coalition, which is emerging to better connect Mainers to the outdoors.

10. Paul Kurnick, 15:24.5 15. Adam Armington, 15:55.8 21. Logan Gerchman, 16:30.1 43, Peter Caffrey, 18:30.1 47. Liam LeConey, 18:59.2. Hannah Plowden paced the Raider girls as the top FA finisher. FA placed ninth overall. In the freestyle (winning time was 14:56.7 by Emma Wood of Mt. Ararat): 31. Hannah Plowden, 18:37.9 35. Kelsey Liljedahl, 19:04.7 41. Amber Dindorf, 20:27.1 46. Daniele Delucco, 21:05.3 49. Kristen Dostie, 21:45.6 53. Laura Pulito, 22:15.4 55. Ellie Jones, 22:49.2. In the classical (winning time was by Maddie Wiegman of Leavitt in 18:07.7): 28. Hannah Plowden, 21:47.3 35. Amber Dindorf, 22:35.0 40. Kelsey Liljedahl, 23:25.4 47. Laura Pulito, 25:03.5 49. Daniele Delucco, 25:33.3 56. Kristen Dostie, 26:44.9 57. Ellie Jones, 26:47.5.

Bridgton Academy’s Darrick Wood

Darrick Wood selected

Bridgton Academy’s Darrick Wood has been selected to participate in the 2012 McDonald’s All American® Games. Of the 600 nominees selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee, Wood was the only player nominated from Maine. Wood, a 6-foot-5 point guard/ shooting guard for the Wolverines, ranks among the 600 nominees who competed to fill one of 24 positions on the McDonald’s All American Boys’ team. This season at Bridgton Academy, Wood averaged 15 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds per game. “The nomination of Darrick signifies the hard work and dedication of young athletes all across the state who contribute to their schools, the community

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Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES Special Town Meeting

March 12, 2012 7:00 p.m. Naples Municipal Offices Gymnasium 15 Village Green Lane Naples, Maine

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Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectperson will hold a Public Hearing at their next regular meeting on March 12, immediately following the Special Town Meeting. On the agenda: A renewal of liquor license for Lake Region Caterers. Public Welcome.

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Regional Sports

March 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

WEST CHAMPS AGAIN — Lake Region captured the Class B West title Saturday with a win over Greely. The team includes: (front, left to right) seniors Shannon Van Loan, Abby Craffey, Rachel Wandishin, Allison Clark; (second row) Sydney Hancock, manager Heidi Jewett, Miranda Chadbourne, Lucy Fowler, Jordan Turner, Kate Cutting, Kayleigh Lepage, Sarah Hancock. Kiersten Eldridge, Assistant Coach Pauline Webb, Head Coach Paul True; (back row) Emily Bartlett, Assistant Coach John Kohtala, Assistant Coach Kate Callahan, Tiana-Jo Carter, Savannah Devoe, Kelsey Winslow and Assistant Coach Doug Banks. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet/www.lakeregionphotography.com)

Best in the West! Lakers bury Greely in Finals

By Wayne E, Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — With his team up 19 points at halftime, Coach Paul True asked his club what play they should run to start the second half. After several suggestions, Coach True offered up a play that immediately drew lots of cheers. “I told them that we should run a screen and make a 3-pointer and put them away — make a statement,” the coach said. “That’s exactly what we did.” Senior Abby Craffey drained a 3pointer to make it 32-10, and the Lakers ultimately made a major statement with a 49-30 dismanHAPPY MOMENT shared by LR Coach Paul True with Abby tling of third-ranked Greely to Craffey (left), Sydney Hancock (right) and Rachel Wandishin capture the Class B West title (back). (Photo by Greg Van Vliet) Saturday at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Lake Region (19-2) heads to the state championship game this Friday against East champ Presque Isle (21-0) at the Bangor Auditorium. “All the credit goes to these

For the Gold Ball

Class B Girls’ Basketball State Championship Lake Region (19-2) vs. Presque Isle (21-0) Friday, March 2, 7:05 p.m. Bangor Auditorium History: The two schools met in 2006 with Presque Isle ending the Lakers’ perfect season with a 48-36 victory at the Bangor Auditorium. This is the Wildcats’ first appearance in the Class B Finals since that win — the school’s only Class B Gold Ball. Lake Region appeared in the finals in 2007 and 2008, losing both times to Waterville, including once on the Bangor Auditorium floor. Lake Region’s last Gold Ball came in 1975 with a 63-55 win over Van Buren. The two teams would meet in the finals again in 1977 with Van Buren turning the table with a 62-53 win over the Lakers. About the Wildcats: Presque Isle advanced to the State Final with a 52-40 victory over Nokomis (20-1). The Wildcats beat Gardiner in the semifinals, 48-27 and smothered ninth-seed John Bapst 86-31 (PI was up 18-2 in the first and 41-7 at the half) in the quarterfinals. Sports Writer Jon Gulliver of The Star Herald in Presque Isle described the Wildcats as a “juggernaut during the regular season, beating their opponents by 30 or more points.” Some of the final scores were eye-popping: Presque Isle 71, John Bapst 15 Presque Isle 78, Foxcroft 45 Presque Isle 82, Mt. Desert Island 43 Presque Isle 83, Fort Kent 29 Presque Isle 65, Hermon 35 Presque Isle 77, Caribou 21 Presque Isle 69, Old Town 43 Presque Isle 75, Houlton 35 The Wildcats used full-court pressure to trigger the offense. PI forced 25 turnovers in the playoff win over Gardiner. Offensively, “Presque Isle is deep with leading scorers often coming from the bench,” Gulliver reported. FINAL PREVIEW, Page B

LAKERS 49 Sydney Hancock 6-8-22, Tiana-Jo Carter 4-1-9, Abby Craffey 3-0-9, Kelsey Winslow 1-5-7, Allison Clark 0-1-1, Sarah Hancock 0-1-1. 3-Pointers: Sy. Hancock 2, Craffey 3. GREELY 30 Ashley Storey 5-0-10, Jaclyn Storey 3-0-6, Caton Beaulieu 2-0-4, Haylee Munson 1-1-4, Ellie Weickert 2-0-4, Abby Nielsen 0-2-2. 3-Pointers: Munson 1. kids,” Coach True said. “They put a lot of time and effort into this, and they’ve played some incredible basketball.” It was sweet revenge for the Lakers, who lost to the Rangers on a last second shot at the tail end of the regular season, 43-41. “We knew we didn’t play our best game that night, yet we were right there. We had some people

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This time, Lakers sting Leavitt in OT

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — For Abby Craffey, it was a chance for redemption. “The last time I played against them, I really didn’t have a very good game,” the Lake Region senior guard said. “So, I was really psyched to get another chance to play them.” Wanting to shoot the ball better and handle Leavitt’s intense pressure weighed heavily on Craffey’s mind. “We worked on their pressure, and knew we just had to stay confident and trust our game,” she said. Craffey scored a team-high 19 points, including some clutch 3-pointers (she had five on the night) to lead Lake Region to a thrilling 59-54 overtime victory over defending state champ Leavitt in the Class B West semi-finals. Junior forward Kelsey Winslow took advantage of an undersized Leavitt front line, scoring 18 points, including 8of-14 from the foul line, to go along with 12 rebounds. “I knew this was such a big game for us that I really looked to be aggressive. We really wanted to show Leavitt what we truly have,” she said. Unlike previous tourney games, the Lakers shot well in

T’S TURN — Greely got the best of the Lakers in the season finale, but this time sophomore center Tiana-Jo Carter dominated the Rangers inside. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet)

LAKERS 59 Tiana-Jo Carter 3-2-8, Allison Clark 2-0-6, Abby Craffey 7-0-19, Sarah Hancock 2-05, Sydney Hancock 0-1-1, Jordan Turner 1-0-2, Kelsey Winslow 5-8-18, Savannah DeVoe, Rachel Wandishin. 3Pointers: Craffey 5, Clark 2, Sa. Hancock 1. LEAVITT 54 Kristen Anderson 10-227, Amanda Jordan 0-2-2, Adrianna Newton 9-3-22, Mariah Treadwell 1-1-3, Sarah Frost, Kelly Pomerleau. 3-Pointers: Anderson 5, Newton 1. the opening quarter, connecting on 7-of-15 shots to build a 169 lead. Showing patience and poise, the Lakers were able to beat Leavitt’s press and scored some easy buckets in transition as guards Sydney Hancock and Sarah Hancock each found Winslow for lay-ups, and an 11-7 lead. “To see them take the press off after the first few minutes, I think that gave our kids huge confidence,” Coach True said. “We knew once we got the ball over the top, we wanted ON THE DRIVE — LR senior guard Abby Craffey drives to attack. If they were going to to the basket, and finds herself tangled up by Greely’s Caton

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Beaulieu (left).

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Lakers romp past Greely to claim Class B West title (Continued from Page B)

out, and we had a few injuries,” the coach said. “We knew this time, things would be different.” Different, indeed. The Lakers’ approach was much like a blueprint they used to beat Falmouth a few years ago to win the West title. LR guards pressured Greely’s backcourt, preventing them from getting any good looks along the perimeter while also cutting down the passing lanes to the Rangers’ potent inside players,

Jaclyn and Ashley Storey. Ranger guards managed just eight points (their first points coming with 50 seconds left in the third quarter), while Ashley Storey, who had a big 19 point game against the Lakers in the regular season, had just 10 points. Meanwhile, LR junior guard Sydney Hancock saved her best offensive night when all the marbles were at stake. She scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers and collected 5 rebounds. Hancock was named the Mike

DiRenzo Award winner, honoring the tournament’s outstanding player-sportsman. The Lakers started quickly, building an 8-2 lead as Craffey buried a 3-pointer. She connected for three 3-pointers to tie a tournament record with eight. Craffey finished with 9 points.

Continuing their torrid outside shooting, the Lakers pulled away as Hancock scored 10 points in the second quarter, including two treys that gave the team a comfortable 29-10 halftime lead. “You have good shooting days, you have off shooting days,”

State Final preview (Continued from Page B) Junior guard Chandler Guerrette leads the Wildcats in scoring, averaging 13.6 points per game during the regular season. She had 13 in the East Finals, and recorded 15 in the quarterfinals. Guerrette had 24, 22 and 20-point games during the regular season. Junior guard Megan Ireland averaged 11.7 points per game, while eight other Wildcats averaged six or more points. Junior Meredith Stewart leads the team in rebounding, while senior guard Kayla Richards (who was selected to the McDonald’s Senior All Star Game) and Ireland averaged three steals per game. “The first three players off the bench can provide instant offense,” Gulliver said. Junior Karlee Bernier is a “3-point specialist” while freshman guard Hannah Graham and freshman forward Krystal Kingsbury can “score in a variety of ways.” Bernier scored 11 and 10 points in two playoff games, while Graham had 11 in the finals and 11 in the quarterfinals. About the Lakers: Coach Paul True believes his team is playing its best basketball right now. He likes the club’s defensive approach, and sees his shooters firing the ball with great confidence. What will it take for the Lakers to finally break through and capture its first Gold Ball in three decades? Coach True offered these three keys: 1. Beat the Heat. The Lakers showed good poise and understanding on how to beat Leavitt’s full-court pressure, something they were unable to do a year ago in a playoff loss. Once they cleared the front line, the Lakers were able to attack and score some easy transition baskets, which ultimately forced Leavitt to back off their press. “Because we were able to handle Leavitt’s pressure, I believe our girls have confidence that they can protect the ball when they are pressed,” Coach True said. 2. Roadrunner II. Leavitt scored in the 70s and 80s during the regular season, and the early thought was that it would be a mistake for the Lakers to get into a running contest with the Hornets. Well, the Lakers did run, when the opportunity presented itself, but their defense held the Hornets to 45 points in regulation play. Presque Isle is used to putting up a lot of points, but how will the Wildcats respond if the game stays close and the score is in the 40s or 50s? 3. Don’t be in awe of the Mecca. One problem Lake Region ran into when they met Presque Isle back in 2006 was how loud the Bangor Auditorium can become. Players were unable to hear Coach True’s calls, and later reverted to a numeral system. “We can do some things to prepare the players for the noise, but we can’t prepare them for what they will see and hear when they step onto that floor for the first time,” Coach True said. For some players like Sydney Hancock, Abby Craffey and Sarah Hancock, they likely remember how “crazy” the Bangor Auditorium can be. Six years ago, they were young Lakers, watching their idols take on Presque Isle, only to come to a heart-breaking end to a magical 20-win season. Now, it is their turn to try to bring a Gold Ball back to the Lake Region. Looking over past seasons when the Lakers fell short in big games, Coach True and his staff came to the conclusion that the biggest problem was, “We were always too uptight,” Coach True said. So, the coaching staff changed their pre-game routine with the idea of getting players to relax more, which carried over to game time. “We’ve responded far better in big moments this year,” Coach True said. “We’re hoping for similar results this Friday.”

Hancock said. “That’s how the game goes. Today, I mean, this is it. I decided it was the time to let go. I was feeling it and the confidence just kept growing.” Playing with a big lead allowed the Lakers to remain intense yet confident. They kept the pedal to the floor with a 13-0 run to build a 36-10 third quarter lead, and never looked back. A major differential was the Lakers attack of the paint, where they enjoyed a sizeable advantage in free throw opportunities — 27 attempts to Greely’s 4. The Lakers, who struggled at times

this year at the line, made 16. Now, there is just one unfinished piece of business for the Lakers — winning a Gold Ball, a prize that has slip through their fingers since 1975.

Stat Lines

Turnovers: LR 18, GRE 14 Free Throws: LR 16-of-27, GRE 3-of-4 Rebounds: Carter 14, Sy. Hancock 5, Winslow 4, Craffey 1, Clark 1, Turner 1, Sa. Hancock 1, Wandishin 1. Steals: Winslow 2, Sy. Hancock 1, Craffey 1, Sa. Hancock 1. Blocked shots: Carter 5.

Lakers sting Leavitt (Continued from Page B)

OUTSTANDING PLAYER-SPORTSMAN — Lake Region junior Sydney Hancock was named the Mike DiRenzo Award winner as the Class B West tournament’s outstanding playersportsman. Sydney is the fifth Laker to receive the award since it was first established in 1977, earned that year by Kelley Kimball. Other LR recipients were: Sam Allen, ZZ Leighton and Renee Nicholas. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet)

TO THE HOOP — Lake Region junior forward Kelsey Winslow takes the ball strong to the basket against a Leavitt defender during last week’s semi-final. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet)

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press us, then we wanted to score lay-ups at the other end.” Senior Allison Clark put an exclamation point on a strong opening 8 minutes by draining a 3-pointer from the left corner at the buzzer for a 16-9 LR lead. The Lakers built a seven-point lead late in the second quarter behind two hoops from center Tiana-Jo Carter, who was dominant inside, hauling down 25 rebounds to go along with five blocked shots and eight points. Her presence continually frustrated Leavitt’s center Adrianna Newton. “In the fourth quarter, Newton made a spin move and tried a hook shot, and T blocked it. Newton turned around to say, ‘What do I need to do to get a shot off?’ Tiana played incredibly inside, and it was frustrating for them,” Coach True said. “Tiana has the capability of doing that night in and night out. She has worked so hard, and I couldn’t be more proud of her.” Leavitt made a late run as leading scorer Kristen Anderson (27 points) drained a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to pull the Hornets to within 27-24 at halftime. Despite some outstanding tight defense by LR junior guard Sydney Hancock, Anderson heated up in the third quarter to tie the game, 30-30. But, Craffey was equal to the challenge, sinking back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Lakers back on top, 36-30. Another Clark deep ball made it 40-34 entering the fourth. With the Lakers struggling to score (1-of-10 from the floor, 3of-4 from the foul line), Leavitt mounted its comeback. Anderson came up with a steal with 3:02 left and converted it into a lay-up to tie the game, 43-43. Craffey scored the Lakers’ first bucket with 2:46 on a nifty drive. But, Newton answered with a jumper with 2:28 to tie the game, 45-45. LR had a chance to take the lead in the closing seconds, but turned the ball over. With 10 seconds left, everyone in the building knew who was going to take the final shot — #25, Kristen Anderson. She did, but missed a fall-away, deep 3-pointer along the right side. Coach True praised the defensive effort by Sydney Hancock, who pressured Anderson, but also managed to avoid a foul call. “We’ve been working on getting the ball out of her (Anderson’s) hands or making sure we were quick to help on any ball screens. The kids executed all game long,” Coach True said. “Sydney did a great job on Anderson all game long. It’s tough and physically draining, but Sydney lives for those types of moments and those challenges. Defensively, that was a tall task, but she did a nice job to answer that call.” Hancock knew she had her hands full trying to keep pace with a prolific scorer like Anderson. “It was quite a challenge because she is an outstanding player. You can’t take a break for a second because she will shoot it from anywhere. I kept my hands up and kept moving my feet,” she said. “Even though she was making some shots, I could tell she was getting frustrated at times.” Overtime was full of fireworks. Up 46-45 on a Winslow free throw, the Lakers knocked down three straight 3-pointers — two by Craffey, one by Clark. Anderson answered for Leavitt, but with 1:20 left, the Lakers led 55-51. Winslow again made a free throw with 55 seconds left, but Anderson kept everyone on the edge of their seats by draining a 3-pointer with 33.6 seconds to make it 56-54. The Lakers dominated the glass (49-33) all game, and it paid off in the closing seconds as Carter and Winslow gave their team second chance opportunities, which resulted in 3-of-4 free throw

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State game tickets, honor? Tickets for this Friday’s State Class B Girls’ Basketball Championship game at the Bangor Auditorium can be purchased at Lake Region High School during school hours. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students, and can be purchased in the Athletic Director’s Office. Tickets can also be purchased at the Bangor Auditorium. Fan buses: LR students can sign up to ride the fan bus, which leaves the school at 3:15 p.m. Casco Rec is also offering a fan bus — a coach bus — that will leave the Central Fire Station lot at 3 p.m. sharp. Contact Casco Rec Director Beth Latsey at 627-4187 to reserve a seat. Cost is $10. Team of the Year: Lake Region is one of seven girls’ teams to be nominated for the 2012 Maine McDonald’s/Maine Red Claws Team of the Year. Throughout the winter, basketball fans and community members submitted nominations for the award that will be presented at the All-Star Games on Saturday, March 10. A selection committee made up of Maine McDonald’s, Maine Red Claws and Ronald McDonald House of Maine representatives will select the winning team, which has made an exceptional impact on Maine high school basketball and in the lives of others through contribution to community, exemplifying sportsmanship, team competitiveness and spirit, and commitment to academic excellence. Nominees include: Carrabec, Nokomis, Orono, Scarborough, Spruce Mountain and Wells.

Maggie McConkey

Ariel McConkey

Notes from hardwoods • Maggie McConkey of Fryeburg Academy has been selected to play in the 2012 Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Basketball game set for Saturday, March 10 at Newman Gymnasium on the campus of Husson University in Bangor. The girls A/B game will be played at 11 a.m. followed by the A/B boys’ game at 1:15 p.m. Game day tickets may be purchased at the door at $7 for adults and $5 for students and children. The A/B girls will be coached by Paul True of Lake Region and Tom Maines of Scarborough. Other team members include: Alexa Coulombe of Catherine McAuley, Alexandra PalazziLeahy of Cheverus, Ella Ramonas of Deering, Jackie Doyle of Falmouth, Adrianna Newton of Leavitt, Aubrey Folger of Marshwood, Meghan Agger of Thornton Academy, Meghan Gribbin of Windham, Morgan Cahill of Yarmouth and Andrea Mountford of York. Maggie averaged 10 points per game, 11 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4 steals. She was Top 10 in conference play in three of the four categories. Maggie will continue her basketball career while majoring in BioChemistry at either Assumption College, Salem State University or Mercyhurst.    •Ariel McConkey of Fryeburg, a sophomore guard at Central Maine Community College in Auburn, was recently voted the YSCC Conference Tournament’s Outstanding Offensive Player, and was presented a plaque. Ariel led her team in scoring, rebounds and had 4-plus steals in each tournament game as the CMCC Mustangs move on to the National NCAA tourney March 6

through 10 in Pennsylvania. Central Maine won the first game of the playoffs against the neighboring SeaWolves with a marginal victory of 80-64 in which Ariel scored 9 points.   CMCC then faced top-ranked UMaine-Augusta. Ariel pulled down 11 rebounds while putting up 14 points and recording 5 steals and 4 assists as the Mustangs defeated the Moose, 63-40.   In the YSCC championship game, fourth-seeded Central Maine met second-seed UMaineMachias. It was a tough battle throughout the game with the Mustangs digging from behind a few times to recapture the lead. Ariel scored 20 points, dished out 4 assists, collected 12 boards and pocketed 3 steals to propel her team to victory. • The Saint Michael’s College women’s basketball team (1215 overall) went 1-1 last week against Northeast-10 Conference competition, including earning a victory over visiting regionallyranked Southern New Hampshire University, 72-60, on Tuesday to capture the 10th and final NE-10 Tournament position. The No. 10 Purple Knights narrowly fell at the No. 7 College of Saint Rose, 51-49, in the first round of the NE-10 Tournament on Friday. In a must-win game against Southern New Hampshire, senior Coreen Hennessy (Chatham, N.H./Fryeburg Academy) scored 15 points on 11-of-12 free throw shooting to go along with six assists and three steals. At Saint Rose, the Purple Knights had a tying attempt just before the buzzer that fell short. Hennessy had eight points in her final college game.

The Ice Cats’ stay in the Class B West ice hockey tournament was a short one. Seventh-seed Kennebunk (13-6) blanked the 10th-seeded Fryeburg Academy/Lake Region Ice Cats 2-0 in prelim round play. After a scoreless first period, the Rams broke on top with an unassisted goal at 4:21. Kennebunk added an insurance goal at the 1:36 mark of the final period. The Ice Cats (8-11) were outshot 46-17. Netminder Pavle Stepanovic recorded 44 saves. The Cats were 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Rams were 0-for-1.

Lacrosse clinics Free Lacrosse Sessions

Lake Region High School lacrosse is hosting three more free clinics for both girls and boys before the season starts. The dates are: Thursday, March 8 at the middle school; Wednesday, March 14 at the high school. Boys in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be from 6 to 7 p.m.; boys in grades 7-8 will be from 7 to 8 p.m.; girls in grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 are from 7 to 8 p.m.

Youth Lacrosse Registration

Lake Region Youth Lacrosse will hold sign-ups for girls in grades 4-6 and boys in grades 3-6 as follows: • Wednesday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bridgton Town Hall (North High Street). • Friday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Naples Town Office. • Wednesday, March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Casco Town Hall. For more information, please call Dan Harden at 420-7363.

Harrison sign-ups

HARRISON — Harrison Recreation will conduct registrations for the 2012 youth baseball and softball season on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7, at the fire station community room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This registration is for boys ages 4 to 15 as of May 1 and girls ages 4 to 12 as of Jan. 1. Fees: T-ball and Rookies $25; Minors and Majors $35; Babe Ruth $45; softball $25 or $45 maximum per family. Deadline: March 16.   For softball, please make check payable to: Town of Harrison. For baseball, check should be made payable to: Harrison Baseball Committee. If you have questions, please contact Harrison Rec Director Paula Holt for softball at 583-2241 or Cory Edwards for baseball at 329-5208.

Fireman for Cure race

The 9th Annual Mary’s Fireman For A Cure Race will be held this Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shawnee Peak. Mary Allen was a longtime employee at Shawnee Peak, who initiated and established this event. It was her legacy to have the family continue the event in an effort to raise money for other families with loved ones who may find themselves battling cancer.

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Lakers sting Leavitt shooting over the final 28 seconds to nail down the victory. “It (overtime) was fun. Even when they made their 3, we came right back, kept our poise, and made a 3 too,” Craffey said. “I was wide open and had confidence to take the shot. I knew I could hit it. Everyone was so confident, playing a great game. We owned the boards. It was really fun to play in.” What a difference a year makes. “Last year, we were really young. This time, we knew what to expect. We were more patient and poised. We didn’t freak out,” Sydney Hancock said. “We stayed positive the whole time. We never got down. We really believed we were going to come out on top. With 10 seconds left, they could easily have hit a three, but we kept our poise and played hard like we had done the whole game. This game was ours. We’ve been working hard all year and we weren’t going to give in. We got it done. We’ve grown tremendously. We make better decisions. I feel we can do anything.” Coach True had a simple message to his team prior to the overtime. “The message was to stay true to what we were doing, stay committed and disciplined, and I thought we were going to do it collectively as a team, and not as individuals. The kids did a great job holding to that,” he said. “This game was unbelievable. Again, I am so proud of our kids to step up, play loose and have the confidence to knock those shots down at critical times of the game. It was fun to watch.” In the end, a balanced Laker attack at both ends of the court triumphed over a Leavitt squad that relied heavily on its two stars. “We just felt like this team wasn’t going to score 70 against us,” Coach True said. “There was some word around that they were taking us a little lightly, that this was going to be a cakewalk. Our kids certainly responded. Our kids never wavered from what our vision was.” Stat Lines Turnovers: LR 21, LVT 10 Field Goals: LR 25-61, LVT 20-77 Free Throws: LR 11-20, LVT 7-12 Rebounds: LR, Tiana-Jo Carter 25, Kelsey Winslow 12, Sarah Hancock 5, Allison Clark 4, Jordan Turner 2, Abby Craffey 1; LVT, Adrianna Newton 16, Sarah Frost 6, Kristen Anderson 4, Amanda Jordan 4, Mariah Treadwell 3.

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H.S. alpine racing

Class B State Alpine Championships, Big Rock Ski Area, Mars Hill Girls Slalom: Camden Hills 29, Yarmouth 42, Mt. Abram 44, Lake Region 83, Caribou 86, Maranacook 106, Gray-NG 108, Presque Isle 111 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Elise Luce, Mt. Abram 42.42 43.52 1:25.94 15. Jacqui Black, LR 52.94 53.51 1:46.45 16. Nele Haunschild, LR 53.93 53.17 1:47.10 23. Emily Doviak, LR 57.05 56.49 1:53.54 29. Victoria Girardin, LR 58.57 58.43 1:57.00 35. Sam Marucci, LR 59.75 1:01.54 2:01.29 45. Kayla Gray, LR 1:09.69 1:08.75 2:18.44 Girls’ Giant Slalom: Yarmouth 32, Camden Hills 36, Mt. Abram 48, Lake Region 67, Caribou 98, Presque Isle 119, Gray-New Gloucester 120, Maranacook 133 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Elise Luce, Mt. Abram 39.09 39.82 1:18.91 9. Jacqui Black, LR 43.38 43.68 1:27.06 10. Nele Haunschild, LR 43.65 43.86 1:27.51 23. Victoria Girardin, LR 45.41 48.08 1:33.49 25. Sam Marucci, LR 47.58 47.32 1:34.90 30. Emily Doviak, LR 47.84 48.36 1:36.20 46. Kayla Gray, LR 56.55 57.57 1:54.12 • Lake Region girls place fourth overall in the eight school meet Boys’ Slalom: Maranacook 21, Yarmouth 37, Cape Elizabeth 75, Spruce Mountainn 80, Camden Hills 89, Caribou 113, Gray-New Gloucester 120, Mt. Abram 1299, Lake Region 145, Presque Isle 148 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Alec Daigle, MAR 39.32 38.84 1:18.16 21. Wesley Sulloway, LR 45.69 45.04 1:30.73 33. Brendon Harmon, LR 50.91 49.76 1:40.67 44. Brandon Silvia, LR 52.51 52.32 1:44.83 50. Michael Brooks, LR 59.51 58.80 1:58.31 Boys’ Giant Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Sam Barber, CE 38.20 37.91 1:16.11 8. Wesley Sulloway, LR 40.58 40.98 1:21.56 37. Brendon Harmon, LR 45.42 47.19 1:32.61 49. Michael Brooks, LR 52.25 51.42 1:43.67 — Brandon Silvia 46.28 DSQ • Lake Region boys place 10th overall

LAKE REGION’S Wesley Sulloway races during the Class B Alpine Championships at Mars Hill. Class A State Championships, Black Mountain, Rumford Girls: Fryeburg Academy places sixth overall Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Leika Scott, FAL 49.42 47.23 1:36.65 6. Christina DiPietro, FA 54.45 53.66 1:48.11 14. Elle Burbank, FA 58.82 56.81 1:55.63 17. Jenny Prince, FA 59.42 56.43 1:55.85 37. Kelsey Liljedahl, FA 1:07.84 1:05.29 2:13.13 39. Laura Lewis, FA 1:12.49 1:04.82 2:17.31 40. Ellie Jones, FA 1:10.02 1:08.97 2:18.99 Giant Slalom Racer 1st Run 1. Marissa Roberts, GOR 42.45 15. Christina DiPietro, FA 47.51 22. Chelsea Abraham, FA 47.77 25. Liz McDermith, FA 50.11

For a Cure

(Continued from Page B) Local fire departments put together teams of five in full turnout gear and race with a 50foot hose for the best race time. All proceeds raised benefit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness here in Maine. Raffles for 50/50, 32-inch television, DVD and season pass for Shawnee Peak. Event t-shirts will be for sale. Of course, additional teams are welcome to participate the day of the event with a $125 registration fee for the team, which includes ski ticket and lunch!

2nd Run 42.87 48.38 50.74 49.31

Total 1:25.32 1:35.89 1:38.51 1:39.42

29. Elle Burbank, FA 34. Kelsey Liljedahl, FA 47. Ellie Jones, FA 70. Jenny Prince, FA

49.77 51.63 54.19 45.48

51.85 52.06 56.65 1:35.43

• Fryeburg Academy boys placed fifth overall Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run 1. Curtis Paradis, BID 43.63 44.76 19. Ian Shea, FA 49.55 49.53 27. Kevin Reardon, FA 58.58 49.52 47. Adam Armington, FA 1:03.12 1:04.49 Giant Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run 1. Lucas Bonnevie, MTB 41.68 41.82 18. Kevin Reardon, FA 45.68 45.62 22. Ian Shea, FA 45.96 46.63 52. Adam Armington, FA 54.28 53.79

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