Archive for ‘News’

  • Naples board rebuked for opinions

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The locally elected selectmen heard the words of a Naples resident who was displeased with comments they had made during a previous regular meeting. Essentially, after praising the town for offering online viewings of the municipal meetings, the Naples property-owner took board members to task for insensitive […]

  • Polish or not to polish? Debate whether beach parking area needs upgrade

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, even when it comes to a parking lot. Young Professionals Group leaders James Oberg and Justin McIver look at the Highland Lake Beach parking area and see what could be. Neighbor Susan Hatch, meanwhile, likes what already is there. “I’m […]

  • Freezing for a good cause; jump preregistration is this Sunday

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer If the roof needs fixing, it is best to jump right in. This year’s proceeds from the Freezing for a Reason plunge will go toward the roof replacement at the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter (HHAS). Freezing for a Reason — which is held in conjunction with the Maine Lakes […]

  • Logging rigs to use town lot by sports field

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Naples town land will be used for logging machinery involved in a selective timber harvest by the company Integrated Forest Management, Inc. (IFM). The Town of Naples is only allowing access, and no timber cutting will be done on town land. The privately-owned land belongs to John […]

  • Remembering the Coach — Dan Dors taught many lessons, left lasting impressions

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Kevin Floster will remember Dan Dors as a “rare type of coach who wasn’t just about teaching you how to run faster.” “His genuine interest in his athletes created a deeper and more meaningful connection. He was half coach, half grandfather, and you always wanted to do your best […]

  • Cupola mission gathering information, not moss

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Bay of Naples Inn’s cupola is still sitting on the snow-covered ground of private property that is in the hands of a new owner. Not everything is at a standstill. After the Naples’ selectmen meeting, a short-term cupola committee is getting off the ground with the […]

  • Rep. Fay bill to help service dogs receives ought-to-pass support

    AUGUSTA — Rep. Jessica Fay’s bill to ensure working and service dogs have more access to emergency care received a unanimous “ought to pass” vote Tuesday by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. The bill clarifies existing Maine law governing treatment of animals by extending Good Samaritan liability protection to cover trained first responders who treat working […]

  • What is best path to follow on hiring new planner?

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer No one seems to doubt Bridgton needs a qualified planner on board to guide the town as it continues to grow. There is, however, some question as to what path Bridgton should follow. While some feel Bridgton should immediately advertise for a new community development director, whose job description […]

  • ‘Silver’ lining to a bad act: Girl Scout works to replace swim shed

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer Highland Lake might be covered in ice, but 14-year-old Hannah Reed has heart-warming memories of the summer days she has spent being involved in the Bridgton Recreation Swim Program. It was devastating for Reed when she heard that the swim shed was vandalized and burnt this fall. Luckily, […]

  • One on One with…New Naples Town Manager John Hawley

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – John Hawley is at the point in time that he is still being introduced to Naples residents. After all, he has been sitting in the audience during the Naples Board of Selectmen’s meetings. He looks like any other community member who is following municipal politics by showing […]