Archive for ‘News’

  • Manager to work with parties on old town lease

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The lease renewal of the historic old town hall drew a crowd of people passionately representing two groups. The lease of the larger of two town-owned brick buildings was scheduled for renewal at the beginning of 2019. The old town hall is located on the hill above […]

  • CMH leaders, Pondicherry Group square off regarding healthcare access

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Central Maine Healthcare president Jeff Brickman wanted to make clear to Bridgton selectmen and a large crowd that filled the town office meeting room Tuesday night two facts: 1. Bridgton Hospital is not closing. 2. Bridgton Hospital is not for sale. Brickman emphasized that CMH is commited to the […]

  • Bridgton selectmen unanimously support Crooked River project

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Agreeing the proposed Crooked River School addition/renovation project is both “solid and sustainable,” Bridgton selectmen voted 5–0 to endorse passage of the $8,975,000 plan at the March 19 referendum. A public hearing is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Lake Region Vocational Center’s Great Room at 7 p.m. […]

  • Planners hear more testimony on Hotel Bridgton, fail to reach review stage

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As planners collected, organized and placed new documents regarding the proposed Hotel Bridgton into folders or binders, a natural question to be asked is, “How will you keep it all straight when it finally comes time for your deliberations?” Another three hours of public hearing produced more paperwork and […]

  • Naples moratorium stops LED sign permits

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The local selectmen put a stop to any more digital sign permits being issued in the Town of Naples. No new LED signs.  On Monday, the Naples Board of Selectmen put in place a digital sign moratorium. “We had someone call around and tell people you better […]

  • ORC votes to grandfather existing digital signs

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The proposed Sign Ordinance for the town of Naples has evolved rapidly and it could change again before it is voted on either at Annual Town Meeting on April 30 or at the ballot box during the May election. This month, on Feb. 25, the proposed Sign […]

  • Avesta Housing awarded Snow School RFP

    FRYEBURG — Classroom space could change to senior housing living space. The Town of Fryeburg’s Ad-Hoc Committee — appointed by selectmen to oversee the RFP process for the purchase and reuse of the C.A. Snow School property — unanimously recommended Avesta Housing be awarded the proposal for their Senior Housing project that will bring up […]

  • Central Maine Health responds to Pondicherry Group’s report

    The News contacted Central Maine Healthcare in response to points made during The Pondicherry Group’s presentation to the Bridgton Lakes Region Rotary Club: BN. Has The Pondicherry Group reached out to Central Maine Healthcare regarding the possible sale of Bridgton Hospital assets, and has there been any conversation regarding the group’s inquiry? CMH. The Pondicherry […]

  • Advocate group suggests hospital’s transfer of assets

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Rob Slattery has heard the concerns and confusion felt by area residents, who no longer have primary care physicians at Bridgton Hospital. He understands the frustration regarding what the future holds for those seeking services to manage chronic conditions or even planning to have children. “Having been on the […]

  • Casco tables consent pact until DEP reviews it

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Scott Hebert said he thought he was doing the right thing when he corrected the shoreland erosion on his property. After all, Hebert is a professional contractor who is certified to do work in the Shoreland Zone. That is what he did on the Sebago Lake waterfront […]