Archive for ‘News’

  • Group pleased with dam on Pleasant Lake

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — While members of the Pleasant Lake-Parker Pond Lake Association (PLPPLA) are pleased that the aging and inefficient dam was replaced, they found the information about the Casco Hatchery pipes project particularly interesting. During the recent lake association meeting, members heard from Steve Tremblay, the fish culture supervisor […]

  • Trooper, Casco man injured in Route 11 collision; town officials address hazardous intersection

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — A Maine State Trooper responding to a dispatch call was injured in a vehicular accident that involved three vehicles and caused one man to be taken to the hospital via a LifeFlight helicopter. The collision took place at the Route 121 junction on Route 11 on Monday […]

  • One on One with…Children’s book author Emily Coye

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Emily Coye is living a very diverse life. By day, she works as a nutrition educator at Healthy Androscoggin in Lewiston. “I teach people how to shop, cook and eat healthy on a budget through group classes in Androscoggin County,” the Naples native said. By night, she works as […]

  • Harrison to student educational options; seek committee volunteers

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer HARRISON — Matt Frank questions whether Harrison is getting its money’s worth as a member of SAD 17. The school system received a “C’ grade from the state, yet Harrison pays a premium price for local students’ education as a top-taxed town in the district. Harrison is at the […]

  • Residents storm meeting over roads’ plowing

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Residents drove from all directions to attend Tuesday night’s meeting on the plowing of private roads. The Casco Community Center’s large meeting room was filled to capacity, with many people standing and unable to move through the crowd to get to the microphone during the hour-long […]

  • New LRTV station manager hired

    Following the death in early June of John Likshis, who had served as Lake Region Television (LRTV) station manager since August of 2005, part-time employee Chris Richard was elevated to full-time production director. Over the past two months, Chris performed with excellence all of the functions, which Likshis had filled for the past 12 years. […]

  • Causeway Marina expands on new Route 11 lot

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Something deep in the ground caused one marina owner to rethink the location of his boat repair shop. “Remember a few years ago when the gas prices were through the roof. That was what prompted me to start looking for something closer,” said Dan Allen, who co-owns […]

  • Long Lake hit with milfoil outbreak

    NAPLES — Long Lake is no longer safe from milfoil. The Lakes Environmental Association and Maine Department of Environmental Protection have identified variable leaf milfoil growing in Long Lake. Long Lake had previously been thought to be safe from this invasive aquatic plant, but substantial growth has been found in Mast Cove in Naples. Variable […]

  • Proposed Bridgton land use rules put on shelf until June 2018 meeting

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Audrey Knight was expected to bring a fresh approach and “another set of eyes” to Bridgton’s planning and development. Her insight moved the Land Use Zoning Committee to abandon the idea of putting the proposed zoning ordinance before voters this November. In a prepared statement, committee member Bill Vincent […]

  • Pot-based businesses worry Naples officials

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — With the current Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak leaving next month for a town manager position in Gorham, he wanted to make certain that Naples staff and the planning board worked together on a proposed marijuana moratorium. He recommended that the board keep the topic on its future […]