Archive for ‘News’

  • Naples special town meeting not warranted

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A special town meeting will not be warranted this winter for Naples residents. Typically, most towns reserve January as the month for special town meetings to approve financial items not foreseen in the budget or time-sensitive ordinances. However, it is almost a guarantee that next month’s calendar […]

  • Naples board votes to buy, fly flag on Causeway

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Naples Selectman Bob Caron II said he is proud of how good the Causeway looks during the Christmas season with lights wrapped around the bridge railings and around the large flag pole at the scenic vista. Still, there is one thing missing, he said. The pole has […]

  • Forum to look at C.A. Snow School possible uses

    FRYEBURG — A group of Fryeburg citizens see the closed C.A. Snow School as a “gift” to the community. Appearing on their website: Snow School is our PAST, serving thousands of kids growing up and learning in our community. It’s a PRESENT, from the school district which is no longer able to use this historic […]

  • Town to seek bill to move forward with senior tax relief plan

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Years ago, Bear Zaidman learned how to cut wood from others who had experience and a willingness to take a little time to guide him. Now, those folks are in their 80s and 90s, and need some assistance. “We have people in this town that have lived here a […]

  • Bridgton Books — Still ‘crazy’ after 25 years

    By Perri Black Twenty-five years ago, Pam and Justin Ward had a crazy idea — they wanted to open an independent bookstore. Many people called them “crazy” because, at that time, the big “super stores” like Barnes and Noble and Borders were forcing smaller, independent bookstores out of business all across the country. An accountant […]

  • Residents’ survey shifts Naples town meeting to April

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A straw poll offered to residents during the November Election has led the Town of Naples to switch its annual meeting to April. The results of the straw poll showed a greater preference for town meeting in April than in May or June. Slightly more than 200 […]

  • Explorer bus budget headed to Naples town meeting

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — At the Naples annual town meeting in 2017, residents voted down money for the Lakes Region Explorer bus. So, while preparing the 2018 budget, the Naples Finance Committee decided to strike it from the budget altogether. Therefore, it did not appear before residents as a budget item […]

  • Loon Echo receives matching gift grant for Peabody-Fitch Woods

    Loon Echo Land Trust has received a generous $50,000 grant from an anonymous foundation to match donations received for the acquisition of the Peabody-Fitch Woods, located in South Bridgton. This conservation effort forever protects the Bridgton Historical Society’s historic Narramissic Farm from development encroachment. The acquisition of 252 acres of land surrounding the 18th century […]

  • Heavy, wet snow cancels school, knocks out power

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer A 24-hour storm that produced heavy wet snow cancelled school for School Administrative District (SAD) 61 on Tuesday and knocked out power to a few thousand households in the area. On Wednesday morning, there was a two-hour delay of the bus route schedule and the start of school for […]

  • Christmas in Harrison wins award, wins hearts

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer HARRISON — Christmas in Harrison is steeped in tradition. There are the events that have been carried from one generation to another such as the Saturday morning parade down Main Street, children frosting gingerbread cookies at the library and Santa’s appearance — this year at the Harrison VFW on […]