Archive for ‘News’

  • Police investigating rash of burglaries in Brownfield

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer BROWNFIELD — Oxford County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are investigating several burglaries that have occurred in homes in the Brownfield area over the last couple of weeks. On Tuesday, Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Halacy was being tight-lipped about the investigation. “I’m not going to get into specifics because I don’t want to […]

  • ‘Just genuinely nice people’ — Couple killed in crash remembered

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer With their warm, open and generous spirits, and the beautiful lamps they sold from their Main Street, Bridgton, home, it could never be said that Carol and Dale Honaberger hid their light under a bushel basket. They were, each in their own unassuming way, actively involved in community life, sharing […]

  • High-tech sensors improve understanding of lakes

    Using small, digital temperature loggers called HOBO sensors, the Lakes Environmental Association has been busy collecting high-resolution temperature data from many of the lakes and ponds within the area. Although collecting lake temperature data might not seem novel or particularly high-tech, this new method of sampling is opening up the door to another level of […]

  • Around the USA in 81 days

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Although still a big fan of the cruise ship excursion, Casco resident Lynne Potter decided to skip the high seas when planning her 2014 vacation. Instead, she drove 18,000 miles for the sake of exploring American soil. Before embarking on their nine-week getaway across the United States, […]

  • Casco shoreland maps need better markings

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Things can get a little murky for property owners or perspective buyers, when they cannot tell on a map what is marked as streamland and what is deemed as wetland. After all, rules are different for land that is categorized as wetland versus what falls into the […]

  • Old debts to emergency services being billed

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — There is no such thing as a free ride in an ambulance. “Being transported in an ambulance can range from $500 to $1,000, depending on the number of miles driven and the level of the emergency, according to Shawn McPherson with Medical Reimbursement Services, Inc., the collection […]

  • Name: Bridgton Dental Associates
Address: 138 Harrision Road, Bridgton
Phone: 647-8052
E-mail: paul@paulcloutierdds.com
Website: www.bridgtondental.com
Owner: Paul Cloutier
When established:  November 2013
Number of Employees: Four

    Business Spotlight: Bridgton Dental Associates

    What led you to start your own business?    (Paul Cloutier). I am a general dentist, and over the past 10 years, I have built a successful dental practice in Westbrook. I think that we have been successful in Westbrook for a whole number of reasons, but really it comes down to just one thing […]

  • Dale Honaberger, who annually played 'Taps' during Veteran's Day services in Bridgton and was a member of a brass troupe that performed during Old Home Days in Harrison, died Wednesday following a two-vehicle accident on Route 302 in Casco. Dale was a passenger in the vehicle, driven by his wife, Carol, who also perished.

    Bridgton couple die following Route 302 crash

    A Bridgton couple died Wednesday as the result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Route 302 in Casco. Carol Honaberger, 70, died at the scene by Watkins Flat in Casco. Police say Honaberger was operating a 2000 Dodge Caravan, traveling west on Route 302 when her vehicle collided with a 2014 Chevy Equinox, […]

  • Bridgton selectmen debate scope of new Corridor Development committee

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen took their first, somewhat halting, steps toward the creation of town-wide zoning districts Tuesday as they debated the name of a new committee to implement future land use recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan. At issue was a draft mission and charge prepared by Town Manager Bob Peabody for […]

  • Three SAD 61 forums have been scheduled to discuss with the public district facilities options for short and long-range planning:
• Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m. Sebago Elementary School
• Wednesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton
• Thursday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., Songo Locks School in Naples

    Parents voice concerns over Grade 5 to LRMS plan

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Al Smith arrived as SAD 61’s new superintendent of schools, one of the first projects he was handed was to find a solution to overcrowding at Songo Locks School. The night he was introduced as Dr. Kathleen Beecher’s successor, Smith listened to directors debate whether Crooked River School […]