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  • SURVEILLANCE photo of the suspected purse snatcher.

    Police seek public’s help to nab purse snatcher

    NAPLES — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual responsible for robbing a woman of her purse while grocery shopping at the Umbrella Factory in Naples. On Saturday at about 3:15 p.m., a 41-year-old Harrison woman had just purchased groceries and was walking out to her car in […]

  • Depot Street project scope shrinks

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Gone are the fancy Thermoplastic crosswalks, to be replaced by simple paint. Gone, too, are the benches and trash bins, and the fancy improvements around the flagpole. The Depot Street Streetscape project has been scaled back by nearly $100,000 — but it’s hoped that many of the design extras can […]

  • CLOSING FOR GOOD — Morning Dew Natural Foods will be closing its doors for good on Friday, Oct. 31, after 18 years in business in Bridgton.

    Morning Dew store closing

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer After 18 years of business, Bridgton’s only natural foods store, Morning Dew, is closing its doors — an ironic victim of the huge popularity in natural foods. The final day will be Friday, Oct. 31 for the Sandy Creek Road store, which began in smaller space on Portland Road and […]

  • Conflict of interest alleged in tower appeal

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Should Michael Figoli have stepped down from the Bridgton Planning Board during its lengthy and contentious review of the cell phone tower on Hio Ridge Road? Paul Veit thinks so. At the very least, Veit believes, Figoli should have disclosed his status as an active tower builder when the board […]

  • BRIDGTON AREA RESIDENTS might be able to commute from Bridgton to Portland early next year if $10,000 can be raised. (Bradt Photo)

    Bus to Portland gains traction

    A dozen collaborative and ready-to-work citizens turned out for the first meeting to get the Lake Region Bus (LRB) extended from Naples to Bridgton early next year. “I want to catch the bus from downtown Bridgton to visit my daughter in Westbrook,” said one attendee. “I’ve got a grandchild I haven’t seen yet.” Sally Chappell […]

  • Two killed in Route 302 crash

    Two people were killed in a single-vehicle rollover Sunday, Oct. 19 on Route 302 near the Burnham Road intersection. The Bridgton police Department responded to the crash at 5:50 p.m. and upon arrival, officers located a 1994 Honda Accord that was operated by Candice L. Tucker, 34, of Gorham. The Honda was traveling south on […]

  • Helen Rankin

    Election ’14: House District 70

    RACE: HOUSE DISTRICT 70 District Makeup: In Oxford County, the municipalities of Brownfield, Fryeburg, Hiram, Porter; and part of the municipality of Lovell east and south of a line described as follows: Beginning at the point where Bradley Brook intersects with the Lovell-Stow boundary; then southeast along Bradley Brook until it intersects with Mine Road; […]

  • Lisa Villa

    Election ’14: House District 69

    RACE: HOUSE DISTRICT 69 District Makeup: In Cumberland County, the municipalities of Bridgton and Harrison; and in Oxford County, the municipality of Denmark. Candidates:  R-Phyllis Ginzler, D-Lisa Villa Background/Political experience: Ginzler: Resident of Bridgton (my husband and I have owned a home and paid taxes here for 34 years); I am a retired sales executive […]

  • John Nostin

    Election ’14: House District 68

    RACE: HOUSE DISTRICT 68 District Makeup: In Cumberland County, the municipalities of Baldwin, Naples and Sebago; and in York County, the municipality of Cornish; and part of the municipality of Parsonsfield east and north of a line described as follows: Beginning at the point where Federal Road intersects with the Parsonsfield-Porter boundary; then southeast along […]

  • Mary-Vienessa Fernandes

    Election ’14: House District 66

    RACE: HOUSE District 66 District Makeup: In Androscoggin County, the part of the municipality of Poland west of a line described as follows: Beginning at the point where the northwest boundary of Block 2007 of Tract 041000 intersects with the Poland-Mechanic Falls boundary; then along the western boundary of Block 2007, Block 2006 and then […]