Archive for ‘News’

  • Bridgton voters face big-ticket items

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer There’ll be several big-ticket items for Bridgton voters to decide at Town Meeting, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Town Hall. Residents will be asked to voice their comments at a public hearing on the Town Meeting Warrant on Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in the downstairs […]

  • Hundreds gathered at a field in the Holt Pond Preserve last Sunday to celebrate Adam Perron's life. (Photos courtesy of Kevin Murphy)

    LRMS teacher dies in Route 302 crash

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer In his yearbook, Adam Perron wrote that his goal was to make the world a better place. He discovered a passion for science. He spent hours researching and gaining valuable knowledge that he hoped to pass on to others, thus creating awareness. He worked diligently to protect the amazing […]

  • Casco has chance to buy lake access land

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It is a real estate negotiation that was hard to keep a secret. The Town of Casco has “signed a purchase and sale agreement” to buy 11 acres of land next to the Casco Fire Station and the parcel has waterfront access to Parker Pond, Casco Town […]

  • Selectmen vote against formal acceptance of BRAG fields

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer It’s going on 10 years since Bridgton residents overwhelmingly agreed, 1,400 to 788, to take over ownership of the Bridgton Recreational Advancement Group ballfields, once phase one improvements were complete. Over the past nine months, the Board of Selectmen and BRAG volunteers have been actively working on a Memorandum of […]

  • Naples tax rate could drop

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — It is often said that Naples has some scenic views — sights that are worth taking a picture. The Town of Naples has a pretty financial picture, too. The Naples budget has an anticipated 5 percent increase of non-property-tax revenue, ample reserves — including more than $2.1 […]

  • BEHIND THE SCENES in the production of the Wicked Carnival Productions movie, “Sins of Man: Rise of Mortis.”

    One on One with…horror filmmaker Jamie Santamore

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Jamie Santamore believes he has always had an eye for creativity. “Like most kids, I always had adventures. I had my own world,” he said. “I had always wanted to perform and was the typical class clown all through school.” Today, Jamie is living in a very dark world […]

  • PRESENCE IN THE ROOM? This image was photographed facing a doorway inside the Admiral Peary Inn. The blue and black of the object means that it is colder than the area around. It's approximate height is 5'6'' to 5'10."

    ‘I became a believer,’ — Maine Afterlife Research Society seeks out proof of ‘spirits’

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Toby Hartford was a child, he always wanted to see a ghost. But, he never did. “I wanted ‘something’ or ‘stuff to happen.’ I read a lot about it, but never had anything happen to me until about eight years ago. I had some paranormal stuff happen and […]

  • POST 155 VISITED — Dale Barnett, the 2015–16 National Commander of the American Legion, stands outside the American Legion Post 155 in Naples on Saturday. Members of the Legion treated Barnett and attendees to a multi-course meal during the banquet. (De Busk Photo)



COMMANDER CUTS CAKE — National Commander Dale Barnett cuts a patriotic cake during the banquet at the American Legion Post 155. (De Busk Photo)

    National commander: VFW seeing a revival

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett has an incredible sense of duty to his country. He has a sense of humor, too. That was evident from the frequent friendly laughter as Barnett spoke during a dinner banquet at American Legion Post 155 in Naples on Saturday. […]

  • BATTLE LINES — Robert Tyszka, at podium, testified Tuesday before the Bridgton Planning Board in opposition to placement of a bulk propane storage facility at the end of Raspberry Lane, where he and 11 other families live. Seated from left are three persons representing Stone Road Energy, LLC, formerly Bridgton Bottled Gas: Jodi Ameden, a Vermont-based energy consultant; Josh Sandahl, Stone Road’s Director of Finance; and Stone Road attorney Christian Chandler. Rita Tyszka is seated behind them. (Geraghty Photo)

    Outside experts called for on bulk tank safety

      By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Neighbors opposed to the Bridgton Bottled Gas project told the Bridgton Planning Board Tuesday that the town should hire an outside expert to help them answer unresolved questions on noise, odors and emergency evacuation plans in the event of a leak or explosion. Tuesday’s public hearing was ordered by […]

  • VOTE YES — Margo Tremblay waves at passing cars while rallying with other Casco residents on Saturday, April 2 to support the referendum to renovate and re-open Crooked River School. The vote takes place April 12 in all four towns of SAD 61.

    Battle lines drawn, yet ‘respectful’ debate about Crooked River project

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Penn Worcester got his wish. Asked to serve as moderator of Tuesday night’s public hearing on the proposed Crooked River School renovation/construction project, Worcester set the tone for the evening with his opening comments. The long-time town meeting moderator asked the audience to present a “civil and respectful” discussion […]