Archive for ‘News’

  • Ordinance input gets testy

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It’s good that a pop quiz did not follow the discussion. An educational meeting was held on Tuesday to review four ordinance amendments that were tabled during Casco’s Town Meeting in June. But, the discussion never got to the point where all four ordinance changes were outlined […]

  • GETTING COMFORTABLE Monday in Mitch Berkowitz’s former office was new Bridgton Town Manager Bob Peabody. (Geraghty Photo)

    Q&A with new Town Manager Bob Peabody

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Two weeks into his new job, Bridgton Town Manager Bob Peabody sits in an office that former Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz has yet to clear out. But Peabody considers himself lucky that he’ll be able to learn from Berkowitz, who won’t officially retire until Oct. 2. The Bridgton News met […]

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    News & Comment: Farewell to the Rails

    By Mike Corrigan Special to The News The ghosts have exited, stage left. For now. The latest five-year effort to bring a working narrow gauge train back to Bridgton came to a close last Friday, when the Return of the Rails’ display in front of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce building returned […]

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    Hunting Dearborn to expand, add workers

    FRYEBURG — Hunting Dearborn, Inc. is expanding its manufacturing facility in Fryeburg, which could create up to 60 new jobs over the next five years. The company, considered an industry leader in deep hole drilling and machining of precision tubular components, was recently certified for a Maine Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) incentive […]

  • RIDGE IN THE WAY — AT&T Radio Frequency Engineer Ernesto Chua points out a ridge on the east side of the existing 130-foot-tall U.S. Cellular tower on Sam Ingalls Road. He said the ridge would obstruct RF signals sent from the top of the tower from reaching AT&T’s proposed coverage area on Route 302, therefore eliminating it as an alternative site to AT&T’s proposed new cell tower on Hio Ridge Road.   

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    AT&T refutes co-location argument

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer An engineer for AT&T put to rest Tuesday the contention by Hio Ridge Road residents that the company could meet its coverage needs by co-locating an antennae on an existing cell phone tower on Sam Ingalls Road. Put simply, a ridge between the 130-foot-tall Sam Ingalls tower and east to […]

  • WHAT: “Annie” by Lake Region Community Theatres

WHERE: Lake Region High School, Route 302, Naples

SHOW DATES: Friday and Saturday, July 18-19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

TICKETS: Adults $16, children $12 (under 12)

CONTACT: www.lrctme.org

 (Photo by Tracy Mushrow)

    Review: Community Theatre’s ‘Annie’

    By April Boyle (• Date reviewed:  Saturday, July 12) Little girls. Little girls. Everywhere Lake Region Community Theatre (LRCT) turns, it can see little girls. The theater is staging Annie, directed by Mary Bastoni. And Lake Region High School’s stage is teeming with exuberant young performers. Over 30 girls auditioned for the roles of Annie […]

  • CHANGING OF THE GUARD — Former Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz sat in on Tuesday’s Bridgton Selectmen meeting as new Town Manager Bob Peabody presided over his first selectmen’s meeting in Bridgton.

    Snippets: Peabody takes over as Bridgton manager

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer New Bridgton Town Manager Bob Peabody presided over his first selectmen’s meeting Tuesday, with a little help from outgoing Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz. Peabody was sworn in by the board on July 1, and on Tuesday Bridgton Selectmen formally appointed him as Town Manager, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Road Commissioner and […]

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    Woman found alive in Waterford woods

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer NORTH WATERFORD — A K-9 unit found 77-year-old Ruth Brennan alive and well Wednesday morning as scores of volunteers and search and rescue professionals geared up for a third grueling day of searching in the thick woods, streams and swamps around the Five Kezars in North Waterford. It was a […]

  • Anthony Numberg and Betty Numberg are owners of an apartment house at 3 Fowler Street in Bridgton, where numerous police calls have taken place. A hearing has been set for Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Room of the Bridgton Municipal Complex to determine whether the Numbergs are in violation of the town’s Disorderly Housing Ordinance.

    Disorderly housing hearing set for July 23

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The battle lines were drawn in the sand Tuesday as Bridgton Selectmen set a hearing date on a Disorderly Housing Ordinance violation at 3 Fowler Street. The hearing will be held by selectmen at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, in the Selectmen’s Room of the Bridgton Municipal Complex. The owners […]

  • THIS BUILDING — that once served as the Casco Town Office and then as a TD Bank branch, now stands vacant. It is one of two options for future sketches of a town office plan. (De Busk Photo)

    Casco narrows town office options

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Casco’s local elected officials decided to narrow the focus of options for a future town office. Their decision was based on comments of residents and a desire to keep down the cost of engineer’s sketches. The Casco Board of Selectmen zoned in on two options: A remodel […]