Archive for ‘News’

  • Engineer outlines wastewater disposal options

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Bridgton’s economic future is directly tied to the town’s ability to handle wastewater. Brent Bridges, a senior principal with the engineering firm of Woodard & Curran of Portland, is close to laying out options Bridgton can consider to improve and expand its wastewater treatment facilities. By the end of […]

  • Lead levels in entryway close Head Start

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Lead levels discovered in the entryway of the Grange Hall have caused the temporary closure of the Casco Head Start Program for preschoolers. Going forward, the Town of Casco — which owns the Grange Hall located on Meadow Road — is trying to get cost estimates on […]

  • What should SAD 61 do next? Public forum scheduled to seek input about schools

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer SAD 61 officials thought they had devised a solution to alleviating overcrowding at Songo Locks School, while reviving an old school that could meet Casco students’ needs for the next 50 years. Taxpayers, however, felt the asking price was too high, and rejected a proposal in 2016 to renovate […]

  • Cape Elizabeth passes on Pararschak

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Naples Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak will be staying in Naples. It was public news that Paraschak was one of two finalists being considered to replace the Cape Elizabeth town manager, who retired last month. However, who got the job is not yet official news. It was not […]

  • Harrison Food Bank making progress

    HARRISON — Harrison’s new Food Bank is making progress. The Harrison Food Bank opened up with the help of the Harrison VFW (Waterford Road, Route 35) and the Harrison Lions Club, along with Cliff Roderick of Roderick Log Home Builders of North Bridgton, who stepped in and built shelves for the Food Bank, reported Kevin […]

  • BRAG makes progress checking off work list; seeks more public involvement

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Slowly but surely, the BRAG sports complex “To Do” list is shrinking. While it appears the multi-field recreation complex off Route 302 in Bridgton will not be ready for a town vote to assume ownership in June, BRAG officials are optimistic that all T’s will be crossed and I’s […]

  • Right location, right workforce propels Everlast Roofing to steady sales performance

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Lee Eastman considered opening a metal roofing company in Bridgton nearly 15 years ago, he was very comfortable with his decision. He liked the location. He saw potential of a former mill site that had been devastated by a fire. And, he knew he had a reliable, skilled […]

  • Causeway Marina to display boats off Route 11

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Because Route 11 is such a major thoroughfare, most people have noticed that trees have been cleared from a section of land on the Naples end. In the near future, a portion of the property will be used as a boat display area for the Causeway Marina. […]

  • Mobile units to serve as Great Northern Dock storage

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Until the owner of Great Northern Dock has nailed down the precise plans for a new shed to store materials, mobile storage containers are the answer. It was the two-year solution that was approved by the Naples Planning Board during its meeting on Dec. 20. “Originally I […]

  • Chase ends, but driver later collides with deputy’s vehicle

    FRYEBURG — A Fryeburg man faces multiple charges following a high-speed chase and a later collision with a county deputy’s cruiser last Friday. At about 10:30 p.m., Fryeburg Police stopped a dark colored Subaru Outback on River Road in Fryeburg. The reason for the stop was due to a suspicious activity complaint at the Irving […]