Archive for ‘News’

  • Bids going out for Bridgton Town Hall repairs

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen are very close to the bidding phase for long-awaited structural improvements to the Town Hall on North High Street. Construction is expected to get underway this coming March on the $300,000 project, which will address water problems, repair a broken beam in the first floor framing and rotted […]

  • Bridgton Police Lt. Peter Madura

    After 35 years, last shift nears for Lt. Madura

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The accolades have been flooding into the Bridgton Police Department’s Facebook page since the news broke that one of the “last of the great ones,” Lt. Peter Madura, is retiring after 35 years. “I hope you remember you are the last of the great ones. Love MR. PETE,” said one […]

  • ENCIRCLED BY CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS, Casco Fire Chief Jason Moen finishes talking at the Carbon Monoxide Community Awareness and Education Press Conference, which took place Thursday morning. (De Busk Photo)

    Carbon monoxide grabs attention

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer WINDHAM — As far as most local politicians are concerned, it is better not to force upon private citizens a law that would require all Mainers to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. After all, the State of Maine already has rules for wearing seat belts and fines […]

  • POLAND SPRING TANKER DRIVER SCOTT EDWARDS is pictured with the Poland Spring tractor-trailer he will drive in the Wreaths Across America caravan.

    Trucking wreaths across America

    Poland Spring Water Company has been selected as a 2014 participant in the Wreaths Across America™ (WAA) truck caravan delivering 130,000 balsam wreaths from Maine to Washington D.C. to lay on military graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Harrison resident, Scott Edwards, a 20-year Poland Spring employee, has been chosen as the driver. Edwards, a tanker […]

  • Naples selectmen news briefs

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer Firefighters finish burn trainings On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, area firefighters were thankful for the opportunity to have a series of burn trainings, using the building on a lot that was recently purchased by the Town of Naples. According to Naples Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak, the region’s fire departments […]

  • SLIDING SAND TRUCK — A Bridgton Public Works Department sand/plow truck lies on its side on South High Street following Monday’s rollover.  (Photo courtesy WCSH-TV News)

    Slick conditions cause Bridgton plow truck to tip over

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer One of Bridgton’s newer plow trucks was damaged Monday when its driver slid on icy South High Street, tipping the truck onto its side. Bridgton Public Works Department employee and driver Gary Arris was transported by United Ambulance to Bridgton Hospital, complaining of back and neck pain, following the 9:53 […]

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    Brownfield woman dies in Route 5 crash in Fryeburg

    FRYEBURG — A Brownfield woman died Tuesday following a crash on Route 5 in Fryeburg. Fryeburg Police is investigating the fatal motor vehicle crash, which occurred near Bog Pond Road at 11:13 a.m. Route 5 was closed for several hours while Fryeburg Police and a State Police Crash Reconstructionist investigated the details of the crash. […]

  • GALLERY OASIS OWNER, Nicci Leamon shares a conversation with artist Travis Nelson during Sunday’s opening reception of the gallery, which is located inside Hawthorne’s Attic in Casco. (De Busk Photo)
What: Gallery Oasis
Where: Inside Hawthorne’s Attic, 27 Roosevelt Trail, near Thomas Pond in Casco 
Hours: Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Artists interested in showing their work at Gallery Oasis: Please contact Nicci Leamon via e-mail,   leamon@fairpoint.net or phone, (207) 627-6814.

    Gallery Oasis: Haven for area artists

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Casco resident Nicci Leamon holds a very academic job filled with hours of research, historical writing, proofreading and editing. Art is the dessert that she put on the backburner or in the refrigerator to chill — until now. Leamon’s life was once immersed in art. First, she […]

  • Antennas to be added to Sam Ingalls tower

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer It was short and sweet, by comparison, when the Bridgton Planning Board on Tuesday took up another cell phone tower request, this time by U.S. Cellular, to add three antennas to its existing tower at 142 Sam Ingalls Road. The ease of the review, compared to the board’s five-month wrangle […]

  • CRITERION DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS Justin McIver, left, and Mark Lopez stand at the entrance to the 600-square-foot mini home on Portland Road that served as the test model for the 60-unit Cottages on Willett Brook, on South High Street in Bridgton.

    Living smaller: Cottages at Willett Brook downsize one’s lifestyle

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer So many empty nesters can see the wisdom and necessity of simplifying and downsizing their lives — but they can’t see the way. Reorganizing the architecture of life at middle age is especially challenging for those who aren’t wealthy, yet want to find a smaller place that’s easy to heat […]