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  • Casco board hears lawmakers on pot law

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It is not a matter of if but when. That age-old adage holds true to the recreational use marijuana legalization law that goes into effect next year. In this case, the jackpot question is where? The “what” is marijuana retail shops; and those will crop up in […]

  • ‘I need to tell this story’ — Author Sarah Perry returns to Bridgton for book signing

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer She was just 12 years old when her sleep was broken on a misty May night to the sound of a heated argument, and then the unforgettable, “No!” Minutes later, the little girl bravely opened her bedroom door and found her mother on the floor. She did not move. […]

  • Board, residents ponder 4-way stop solution

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It would not be the first time that the residents and town officials of Casco tried to address the dangerous intersection at Routes 11 and 121. It has been a serious problem for decades. The state transportation department has offered a solution: A four-way stop to replace […]

  • Citing confusion and complaints, town adjusts park hours

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Those of you who enjoy a hike or fishing under the glow of moonlight will be able to do so in Bridgton without legal repercussions. A “dawn to dusk” policy change this summer to limit public access to beaches and parks resulted in “some confusion” in regards to the […]

  • Naples board hears legal counsel bids

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Local selectmen heard the presentations of two law firms that had placed bids to be the legal counsel for the Town of Naples. Earlier in the year, the Naples Board of Selectmen had talked about it, and decided to open up bids for its legal counsel contract. […]

  • Police seek public’s help regarding four fires

    Bridgton has a fire bug problem. Chief of Police Richard Stillman is seeking the public’s help with watching for suspicious activity after four separate fires were sparked early Tuesday morning. The first fire was discovered at 2:19 a.m. at Highland Lake Beach, which resulted in the total loss of the lifeguard station, including all of […]

  • Naples generator under repairs; roads being paved

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Anyone who has lived in Maine for awhile knows you cannot get anywhere without roads. Or, without a good backup generator for that matter. Recently a generator for the Town of Naples quit working properly. So, one town employee has been in contact with the generator […]

  • Harrison town manager to retire in December

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer HARRISON — When Bud Finch was hired to be Harrison’s town manager, he figured it would be a very short tenure. He could retire anytime. He was a stop-gap measure until the town could land another manager, at some point. But, he fell in love with the quaint, little […]

  • Pot moratorium? Naples voters to decide

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The vote on a townwide Marijuana Moratorium will predate the expiration of the state’s moratorium. In fact, the town’s moratorium should be presented to the public for a vote in November, according to Naples Board Chairman Jim Grattelo. Resident Roger Clement asked about the status of moratorium […]

  • That’s entertainment at Fryeburg Fair

    By Rachel Andrews Damon Fryeburg Fair, established in 1851, has long mixed talent and entertainment of all kinds with their agricultural mission. Rudy Vallee, Tammy Wynette, Jeannie C. Riley, The Mamas & The Papas, Tiny Tim, Chubby Checker, Lady Antebellum and Jamey Johnson are just a few of the long list of performers that have […]