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  • Turnout shrinks at Naples annual town meeting

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — By the time the clock struck seven, only 35 residents were seated in the gymnasium for the Naples Town Meeting. It’s not uncommon for voters to arrive at the last minute, and a trio of women walked through the gym doors and over to the table to […]

  • UNDER MY UMBRELLA — Katie, Liam and Anne Neault sit in the outdoor amphitheater during a ceremony to rename the bridge in Naples the Robert Neault Memorial Bridge. (De Busk Photo)

NW dd24 Bobs Bridge Neault family in rain

THE NEAULT FAMILY — Katie and Liam stay dry under an umbrella as Anne Neault listens to a speaker at the ceremony to rename the Naples bridge the Robert Neault Memorial Bridge. Neault’s son Dan was playing in the band during the ceremony that took place on Saturday. (De Busk Photo)

COMMUNITY MEMBERS GATHER — Almost 100 people congregated in the outdoor amphitheater on the Causeway for the ceremony on Saturday. The Naples bridge was renamed the Robert Neault Memorial Bridge. (De Busk Photo)

    Bob’s bridge — Neault’s spirit present in Causeway ceremony

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Anne already thinks of her husband Bob Neault every time she crosses the bridge on the Causeway. Now his name will be forever linked to that bridge. The Bay of Naples Bridge was renamed in honor of Robert Neault in a ceremony held Saturday at the outdoor […]

  • Casco town hall project running under budget

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The Town Hall construction project is coming in at a lower cost than originally anticipated. “We are about 20 percent under budget,” according to Casco Town Manager Dave Morton, adding that most of the expenses are accounted for since the town has lined up contractors to do […]

  • RESPECT NEIGHBORS — Ovide Corbiel of Gibbs Avenue addressed Bridgton Selectmen Tuesday about noise from late-night partiers at Standard Gastropub, located at the corner of Main Street and Gibbs Avenue.  (Photo by Gail Geraghty)

    Downtown Bridgton bars take heat from neighbors

      By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Two downtown restaurants, the Bridgton House of Pizza and Standard Gastropub, came under fire at Tuesday’s Bridgton Selectmen meeting for letting their late-night drinking customers get out of hand. Standard Gastropub’s owner William Holmes, however, faced an additional charge of ignoring a stop-work order on his plans to build […]

  • Zaidman wins big; sewer and food pantry articles pass

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Selectmen race: one seat Zaidman — 534 Murphy — 307 Hawkins — 198 After a vigorous last-minute campaign, write-in candidate Glen “Bear” Zaidman won a seat on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen Tuesday by earning 534 votes, easily surpassed incumbent Selectman Ken Murphy’s 307 votes and the 198 votes garnered […]

  • The votes are in

    BRIDGTON Democratic Primary Representative to Congress (District 1): Chellie Pingree 290 State Senator (District 19): Joseph Chisari 234 Register of Probate: Nadeen M. Daniels 128, Jessica L. Joseph 107 Country Commissioner (District 1): Neil D. Jamieson Jr. 245 Republican Primary Representative to Congress (District 1): Mark I. Holbrook 191, Ande Allen Smith 210 State Senator […]

  • Casco residents to consider buying 11 acres

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — From the viewpoint of local selectmen who are also Casco residents and taxpayers, the real estate offer of 11 acres adjacent to the Casco Fire Station is too good of a deal to pass up. Once a parcel of land is sold to someone else, the opportunity […]

  • Town meeting preview: Will Casco voters give roads bond green light?

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It is difficult to predict how a town meeting might go — what might be passed, what might be discussed at length before being passed, and what might not meet the approval of residents. In Casco, which holds its Town Meeting on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 […]

  • Daughters Sydney and Abby Hancock celebrate with their father at the Muskie Access to Justice Awards Dinner.

    One on One with…Kevin Hancock, Muskie ‘Access to Justice’ Award honoree

      By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Although Kevin Hancock daily battles the effects of a medical condition that often limits his voice, he remains a voice for others. Last week, over 450 leaders from local and statewide businesses, members of Maine’s legal and judiciary communities, the Hancock family, Hancock Lumber employees, and other civic […]

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    New grad makes bold statement, turns down scholarship

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer CENTER LOVELL — Like many recent high school graduates, Hannah Rousey is excited about her future, yet also worried about what it will cost her to pursue a college degree. Hannah plans to attend Sterling College in Crafsbury Common, Vt., to pursue a degree in sustainable agriculture and environmental […]