Archive for ‘News’

  • Duties of Naples rec director addressed behind closed doors

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Many of the residents who spoke before the Naples Board of Selectmen said their complaints about a town employee have been ignored and continue to be disregarded. Additionally, members of the audience asked for clarification about the executive session that would take place later that evening. According […]

  • Highlands to demolish, build new clubhouse; planners approve ‘Cottages’ revision

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer The Highland’s clubhouse will not be getting a facelift — it will undergo a full facial. Richard Martini presented a proposal to the Bridgton Planning Board Tuesday night to demolish the existing 1926 building and replace it with a new clubhouse. One of 18 owners of Bridgton Highlands Country […]

  • Naples shed designed to prevent salt leakage

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A resident brought up concerns about the contamination of water sources from the Town of Naples sand and salt shed. Naples resident Laurie Frizzell asked if the salt stored in the shed could get into other wells, the Village aquifer and eventually into Long Lake. She referred […]

  • Lake Region H.S. set to go under microscope

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer During his first year as principal, Erik Good really wanted to know what things Lake Region High School did well, and what things needed serious improvement. All teachers and staff were called upon to paint an accurate picture of the school as part of a self-study. Now, Good is […]

  • Beach rules contradict Naples town ordinance

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — One resident brought to the attention of the town’s elected officials a contradiction between a Naples town ordinance and the posted rules for the town beach. During the public participation period of the Naples Board of Selectmen meeting, resident Jim Turpin spoke about “Kent’s Landing and whether […]

  • Denmark tax rate jumps this fiscal year

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer DENMARK — It would not be an unusual thing — in this day and age — to learn about your town’s tax rate through Facebook. In the Town of Denmark, most people had already seen their tax bill when a post appeared on the town’s Facebook page explaining why […]

  • Colello gets the ball rolling on new rec center project

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Gary Colello has no doubt that if Bridgton builds a recreation center, it will be used to the fullest. “When the town was evaluating the Town Hall on North High Street for renovations, it became clear that, though there is rich cultural history in this building, the building by […]

  • Bridgton Academy Headmaster Grady Vigneau (left)
(Jesse Cottingham Photo)

    Bridgton Academy headmaster to retire June 2017

    After nine years of leading Bridgton Academy, Headmaster Graydon E. Vigneau Jr., has announced that he will retire from Bridgton Academy in June of 2017. “It is with a bittersweet smile that the Bridgton Academy Board of Trustees has accepted the resignation of Headmaster Grady Vigneau, effective June 30, 2017,” said Bridgton Academy Board of […]

  • The North Conway store, which is celebrating 25 years.

    Bavarian Chocolate Haus coming to Bridgton in the spring

    The Bavarian Chocolate Haus, this year celebrating its 25th year in North Conway, N.H., is excited to announce its plan to open a second store in Bridgton next spring! The Bavarian is well known throughout the region as a highly respected traditional hand-dipped chocolate shop with loyal visitors and locals enjoying their large selection of […]

  • MAINE'S BLUE RIBBON CLASSIC, the Fryeburg Fair, runs Oct. 2 through Oct. 9.

    Study shows impact of Fryeburg Fair

    Fryeburg Fair, which opens this coming Sunday, Oct. 2, recently received the results of an economic impact study conducted in 2015. Thanks to inspiration from The Big E, aka Eastern States, in Springfield, Mass., Fryeburg Fair hired the Maine Center for Business & Economic Research at University of Southern Maine. led by Ryan Wallace, Project […]