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  • House 68 candidate John Nostin

    Cebra withdraws from House race, Nostin in

    Former state representative Richard Cebra has withdrawn as a Republican candidate for the House District 68 seat, and has been replaced by John Nostin of Naples. “Due to personal reasons I have withdrawn from the District 68 race, no further comment will be offered,” Cebra told The News last week. Nostin faces incumbent State Representative, […]

  • PICTURESQUE AND HISTORIC – The North Bridgton Library was built in 1916.

    North Bridgton Library to close

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer After years of trying to hold on, the North Bridgton Library is closing for good after 98 years. Trustees of the North Bridgton Library Association voted June 30 to cease operations on Dec. 29. “It was awful,” said Don Amaya, one of seven board members, when the vote was finally […]

  • People hailing from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts hold sketches of the faces of the 47 people who died last July after a rail car containing heavy crude exploded in Lac-Mégantic. The peaceful protest for clean energy was held in Bretton Woods, N.H., on Sunday. (De Busk Photo)

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This bus, which runs on a vegetable-based gasoline, served a memorial for the 47 people who died in Lac-Mégantic on July 6, 2013. (De Busk Photo)

    Lac-Mégantic tragedy moves Mainer to action

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer BRETTON WOODS, N.H. — Read Brugger had some powerful words to say in remembrance of the one-year anniversary of Lac-Mégantic. “Je me souviens. I remember. Nous nous souvenons. We remember,” he said. “We remember 47 lives lost at Lac-Mégantic. We remember a lake on fire and a river running […]

  • “This is much more than just a bunch of war pictures. There is intellectual content in his art. My feeling is that this is a special presentation inside the mind of the artist as revealed in his art.” — Jim Leamon, author, “The Military Art of J. Thomas Leamon”

    War-time art reveals, heals

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — J. Thomas Leamon refused to crumble under the horrors of World War II. Instead, he built an arsenal of art. Tom Leamon captured the real-life images of war — even while serving as an infantryman in the deplorable conditions that were present in the Battle of the […]

  • Camp counselors injured in rollover crash

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Six Naples summer camp counselors suffered minor injuries in a rollover accident around 7 p.m. Sunday on the Portland Road in Bridgton. Their injuries likely would have been much worse, had they not been wearing seatbelts, because the car rolled over around five times, Police Chief Kevin Schofield said Monday. […]

  • Town Hall project permits needed

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectman Bob McHatton wants to see work begin on the Town Hall as soon as possible, but the requirements of the Community Development Block Grant program and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission need to be met first. At Tuesday’s board meeting, McHatton asked Anne Krieg, director of planning, economic […]

  • Ordinance input gets testy

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It’s good that a pop quiz did not follow the discussion. An educational meeting was held on Tuesday to review four ordinance amendments that were tabled during Casco’s Town Meeting in June. But, the discussion never got to the point where all four ordinance changes were outlined […]

  • GETTING COMFORTABLE Monday in Mitch Berkowitz’s former office was new Bridgton Town Manager Bob Peabody. (Geraghty Photo)

    Q&A with new Town Manager Bob Peabody

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Two weeks into his new job, Bridgton Town Manager Bob Peabody sits in an office that former Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz has yet to clear out. But Peabody considers himself lucky that he’ll be able to learn from Berkowitz, who won’t officially retire until Oct. 2. The Bridgton News met […]

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    News & Comment: Farewell to the Rails

    By Mike Corrigan Special to The News The ghosts have exited, stage left. For now. The latest five-year effort to bring a working narrow gauge train back to Bridgton came to a close last Friday, when the Return of the Rails’ display in front of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce building returned […]

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    Hunting Dearborn to expand, add workers

    FRYEBURG — Hunting Dearborn, Inc. is expanding its manufacturing facility in Fryeburg, which could create up to 60 new jobs over the next five years. The company, considered an industry leader in deep hole drilling and machining of precision tubular components, was recently certified for a Maine Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) incentive […]