Archive for ‘News’

  • SAD 61 district budget hearing Tuesday night

    The SAD 61 district budget meeting for Bridgton, Casco Naples and Sebago will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Region High School gym. The town meeting format for all district voters will set budget amounts. Annual reports were mailed to all homes and the warrant is online at

  • Sebago artist makes stained glass window art to keep winter blues at bay

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer SEBAGO — Barbara Crummett sees the potential in glass. She envisions the rise and fall of the ocean in blue glass. She visualizes an orange poppy or a blazing sunset in those warm hues of glass. She once made the tail on a fox so realistic that people […]

  • Naples Lions leap at playground project

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The local Lions Club leapt at the chance to take charge of the playground project at the Naples Town Beach. Naples Lions Club member Carol Thompson talked about the group’s plans to add an improvement for local children to the Town Beach, also known as Kent’s Landing. […]

  • Casco finds funds for debts to ease mil rate increase

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The goal is to make the inevitable mil rate increase a little easier on Casco taxpayers. On Tuesday, the town’s public officials voted to use the bid premium from the bonds sold by the Town of Casco and also unspent funds from this fiscal year to […]

  • Holiday closures bring out ‘trashy’ attitude

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — In an effort to save money from the cost of overtime pay, the Casco-Naples Transfer Station and Bulky Waste Facility reduced its hours. For example, since the transfer site and bulky waste facility are only open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and during the weekend, a Tuesday after […]

  • Bridgton selectmen: Ironing out differences; new life for train?

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As rain pelted tents at times Saturday, there was still a sense of exuberance as the Bridgton Farmers Market opened for a new season. Patrons pelted selectmen Tuesday night with a variety of questions regarding the town’s perceived attempt to run the popular market, as well as the need […]

  • Selectmen joins citizens’ drive against rumble strip

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Incy and Bill Muir thoroughly enjoy the tranquility and beauty they experience every day living at 2 Brewster Circle. Moose Pond is a special gem, in their minds. The gem, however, is under attack in the form of noise pollution. Last October, the couple heard “milling” from road construction […]

  • Bridgton in a boom? Planners approve building change, hear overview of 55-lot project

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As one construction project takes shape along Bridgton’s busy business district, another major housing development is on the horizon. Planners Tuesday night approved a change in the Main Eco Homes building configuration at the company’s new office site on Portland Road, adjacent to Dunkin’ Donuts. The “mixed use” building […]

  • Causeway spruced up by Caretake America

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — When Naples Selectman Bob Caron II drives to work at 5 a.m. in the summer, the crew at Caretake America is as much a morning landmark as the sunrise and the mountains at the end of Long Lake. “Last year, they did a great job. They picked […]

  • Harrison SZO goes to ballot in June

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer HARRISON — The public hearing was held shortly after the snow melted this spring, and the proposed Shoreland Zoning Ordinance will get its day in the sun in June. The Town of Harrison has posted a copy of the proposed Shoreland Zoning Ordinance on its website. Although the draft […]