Archive for ‘News’

  • Land Use Ordinance — Why are we doing this?

    By William O’Connor Land Use & Zoning Committee “Why are we doing this?” I must have asked myself this same question hundreds of times in the almost 18 months that the Land Use and Zoning Committee has been working on the Town of Bridgton’s new Land Use Ordinance. It is an important question to answer, […]

  • Selectmen get earful about Naples rec director

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Naples Board of Selectmen was in no position to say anything. After all, the board members could not respond to most of the comments during public participation because what was vocalized had to do with a town employee. That is a topic reserved for executive session. […]

  • Incident leads to new Naples credit card policy

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Town of Naples has revised its credit card policy and will no longer take credit card payments over the phone. Going forward, credit card payments shall be done only online or in person at the Town Office. According to Naples Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak, the new […]

  • Crockett Bridge closure delayed

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The closure of the Crockett Bridge has been delayed by one week, but the reopening of the new bridge is still slated for mid-October. As indicated by the digital signs along the Naples Causeway, the Crockett Bridge — located off Route 114 — will be closed […]

  • ID requirements at beach upset taxpayers

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Most people enjoying time in the sun near a lake might say, “The beach rules!” However, for some Naples taxpayers, “the beach rules” has an entirely different meaning. Perhaps, it is not as much the rules at the beach as how those rules are enforced. On Monday, […]

  • Naples Rec Director Harvey Price Jr.

    Naples mom starts petition to remove rec director

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A Naples resident, who is a working mother with four children in the school system, has started an online petition to remove the Naples Recreation Director Harvey Price from his position. The goal was to get 1,000 signatures. As of Wednesday morning — seven days after […]

  • BRIDGE STAGED FOR DEMOLITION — The aging Crockett Bridge, which is located on Route 114, also known as Sebago Road, will be demolished next week. The road will be closed to traffic, starting at 6 a.m. Monday. (De Busk Photo)

    Crockett Bridge to close for demolition

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer For those people who have a fondness for the bridge that crosses over the Muddy River, this weekend will be the last opportunity to drive over it or to boat under it. Before the end of the upcoming work week, the Crockett Bridge will be gone. Crews from T-Buck […]

  • LAST TRIP TO CABBAGE ISLAND — Harrison Rec Director Paula Holt (center) poses with guides Corrine Davis (left) and Kelly Howard.

    One on One with…Paula Holt

      By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Paula Holt has always believed to enhance the quality of life in her community, she had to be a force in strengthening the mind, body and spirit of townspeople. As an old proverb goes, “The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals […]

  • Bond would help Harrison accelerate road project work

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer HARRISON — As a “numbers person,” Matt Frank has taken a very close look at a proposal to seek a bond to put Harrison on a faster track in tackling its capital road projects. He feels the time is right to strike. “Interest rates are very low right now. […]

  • Bridgton Selectmen: Showing Dorothy some love

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Quietly, Dorothy Nassif has shown her “love” for Bridgton. With her husband, David, they purchased a summer camp on Highland Lake in 1935 and spent every summer there since — that’s 81 years. She has generously provided financial help for many local projects including building a patient room at […]