Archive for ‘News’

  • Chairman creates Bluesfest oversight committee

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Most Naples residents and certainly the business owners would say they like having the Maine Blues Festival in their town — that they like the Bluesfest. Some folks might grumble that it’s too crowded when Bluesfest is in town. However, it is a tourist town and crowds […]

  • Town Hall renovation draws most talk at Bridgton annual meeting

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer With sections of new clapboards giving the Town Hall a nicer look, Chuck Renneker wondered if local residents know just how much money Bridgton has spent to date to upgrade the North High Street structure. He told the 70 or so taxpayers attending last week’s annual town meeting the […]

  • Town, state work toward Route 35 junction remedy

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — One remedy for the traffic congestion and problems for pedestrians at junction of Route 35 in Naples is for the state to cut a check and for the town to hire someone to do the work. It’s as easy as that. Selectman Rich Cebra reported on his […]

  • Guard: ‘Chance to give back,’ platoon launches Casco project’s Phase 1

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer CASCO — As Sam Dash looked up, he saw some kids playing baseball on the nearby diamond. It brought back fond memories of when he was a young boy. “I played baseball as a kid and I always look back on those memories. It’s nostalgic being out here,” said […]

  • Naples compares Apples to Androids

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The local selectmen have been comparing Apples to Androids. Or, they will be soon. Naples Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak entertained the idea of buying brand new mobile computers for the selectmen on Monday. “Come July 1, would you be opposed to using an Android or another product?” […]

  • CDC does tick check with county residents

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer FALMOUTH — Like any successful predator, the tick lies in wait — hiding in the wood pile, lurking under that pile of leaves, crawling across the unmowed lawn toward the warmth of human blood in the home. The dreaded deer tick is active any time the temperature is above […]

  • Tribute set for fallen Fryeburg police officer

    A Law Enforcement Tribute will be held for fallen Fryeburg Police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins this Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. The law enforcement community will pay tribute to Officer Desjardins, who died in the line of duty from injuries sustained in a boat crash on May 27, 2017 […]

  • Salmon Point beachgoers could face longer walk to lake

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer For beachgoers trying to escape the heat or simply spend a carefree day at Salmon Point, the walk to one’s favorite spot in the sand might be a little longer. To address safety concerns, town officials are looking to develop a new public parking spot at the town-owned campground/beach […]

  • Bridgton election: Packard, Murphy elected to board of selectmen

    G. Fred Packard received 236 votes, while Robert Murphy garnered 233 to win seats on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen. Bill Vincent had 182 votes. Other races were uncontested: Planning Board, three-year term, Brian Thomas with 330 votes. Planning Board alternate, three-year term, Kenneth Gibbs with 327 votes. SAD 61 Director, three-year term, Cynthia LeBlanc […]

  • Harrison election: Frank, Sykes win selectman seats

    HARRISON — With five candidates seeking two seats on the Harrison Board of Selectmen, incumbent Matthew Frank garnered the most votes (155) Tuesday to earn reelection. The race for the second seat proved highly contested as Rick Sykes edged Henry Hudson Jr. by a mere six votes — 149 to 143. Charles Parrott Jr. finished […]