Archive for ‘News’

  • Naples town beach caretakers resign

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The caretakers of the Naples Town Beach have stepped down from the seasonal position they have held for several summers. The Town of Naples will be advertising the caretaker position for the Town Beach, also known as Kent’s Landing. The job goes from Memorial Day through […]

  • Mill land sale prompts citizen petition drive to change process

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer The sale of town-owned property at the Saunders Mill site to the developer of a proposed 68-unit hotel has sparked a petition drive to require a competitive bid process. In question is Bridgton selectmen’s decision to sell .75 acres (town-owned), which was used by the former dowel mill as […]

  • Longtime agency changes its name — Through These Doors

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer One name can be more welcoming than another. Through These Doors is the new, permanent name for the agency known for decades as Family Crisis. “We are updating all of our signs, all of our print materials like posters and rack cards, all of our social media accounts, the […]

  • Naples turns to full-time rec director

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Town of Naples has fit a recreation director position into its upcoming budget after deciding a full-time position would be a better fit for the town than the current part-time one. Already, the full-time recreation director job opening has drawn 20 applications that Naples Town […]

  • Naples gym roof repair figures in

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — This winter, a leaky roof shut down the Naples Gymnasium. On Monday, Naples Town Manager John Hawley announced cost estimates of between $35,000 and $40,000 for repairing that roof. Additionally, he said those funds are already being included in the proposed 2018 budget. Hawley talked briefly about […]

  • Financial help sought to purchase Saco River patrol boat

    FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Police needs some financial help to keep the Saco River safe and orderly this upcoming boating season. Chief Joshua Potvin is reaching out to the community and businesses to help purchase a new patrol boat. “As you know, on May 27, 2017, our patrol boat was heavily damaged beyond repair while responding […]

  • Casco roads bond almost gone

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — This town’s elected officials are trying to stretch the remaining money from an infrastructure bond while still improving the roads that most need it. Already bond money was used for Edwards and Johnson Hill roads, which have been rebuilt in sections with a top coat of […]

  • Planners schedule site walk, hearing on proposed hotel

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer On the right side of the room, many local residents concerned about the proposed three-story Hotel Bridgton eagerly awaited a presentation by Main Eco Home owner Justin McIver’s development team. Sitting on the left side of the lower level meeting space was McIver and his crew ready to unveil […]

  • SAD 61: Area towns to receive rebate checks

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer SAD 61 towns will see a rebate check in the mail this June. Late in the 2017–18 budget process, the state added money to education. Since many districts (including SAD 61) did not have an article in the budget warrant to address how those funds would be used, the […]

  • Grimm named as new Rufus Porter Museum director

    The Rufus Porter Museum has hired Bridgton resident, Caroline Grimm, as its new director beginning on April 17, 2018. She will replace Martha Cummings, who will take a new position as director at the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro, N.H. Grimm is well known to area residents for her work as a historian. She […]