Archive for ‘News’

  • Winsor Green condo docks approved

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Naples resident David Clavette values his view of Brandy Pond. In fact, the waterfront view is one of the reasons he decided to purchase the property on the pond, he said. Brandy Pond is also the reason many families and couples own real estate at Winsor Green […]


    Route 11: ‘Priority’ to fix it

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It is truly evident that a road is in need of repair when the town representatives invite in the chaos of construction. Town Manager Dave Morton recently said he “won’t mind having Route 11 torn apart for a time this summer because it cannot get any worse […]

  • Bridgton Town Hall repairs revisited

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer After voters told them to restore it…after paying for a structural engineering study…after agonizing over how to pay for it… Is now the time to reconsider whether Bridgton’s historic Town Hall is worth saving? Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz thought so Tuesday, even going so far as to float the idea […]

  • Woods Pond erosion control project begins

    Lakes Environmental Association is pleased to announce the start of an ambitious two-year project to control erosion in the Woods Pond Watershed. The project is funded by a grant of $60,000 from Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act plus $42,810 in local donations of cash, labor, equipment and supplies. Partnering with LEA to […]

  • Sewer billing changes proposed in Bridgton

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton’s Wastewater Committee believes a recently completed feasibility study of current and future needs of the town’s sewer system is seriously flawed. At the same time, the committee is asking Bridgton Selectmen to approve a new billing method for sewer users that would resolve the current disparity between how much […]

  • Naples skirts away from business dock

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Naples’ elected officials decided it was best to avoid the business of constructing a new dock for commercial use on the Causeway. The Naples Board of Selectmen effectively put an end to that idea — at least for this year. The board added “this year” to its […]

  • New AT&T cell tower would fill coverage gap in Bridgton

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The Bridgton Planning Board began its review Tuesday of a new cell phone tower proposed for property off Hio Ridge Road. The tower is proposed for 214 Hio Ridge Road by New Cingular Wireless, doing business as AT&T Mobility, and the American Tower Corporation. A fenced compound would be constructed […]

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    Developers propose 96 apartments, 18 single-family homes off Portland Road

      By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Plans for the largest subdivision ever in Bridgton — 96 apartments and 18 single-family homes off Portland Road — were unveiled Tuesday by local business partners Justin McIver and Mark Lopez. The preliminary site plan and subdivision application for Vista Investments’ Community Apartments & Efficiency Way subdivision was accepted […]

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    Fleck dons deputy town manager hat

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer With a new title comes new authority, but those who know her know that Georgiann Fleck won’t let the title of Deputy Town Manager go to her head. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz made it official today, appointing Fleck to the position that was created recently by Bridgton Selectmen after Berkowitz […]

  • Family Dollar gets green light

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — For those people who bemoan that there is not another Family Dollar between Bridgton and Raymond, soon your sorrows will be soothed. This summer, the national chain store will be built on Naples’ soil. The location is next to the Dunkin’ Donuts that was okayed late last […]