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  • Two Bridgton women die in Route 302 crash

    CASCO — Two Bridgton women were killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 302 in Casco. The women were identified as Jamie Mantz, 53 and her mother, Carol Strom, 80, who was the passenger in the 2003 Jeep Liberty. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, along with Casco and Raymond Fire & Rescue, […]

  • Harrison Selectmen Race: Bean, Belanger, Dumont, Hudson in the running for two seats

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer HARRISON — Four candidates will seek two seats on the Harrison Board of Selectmen as voters go to the polls this coming Tuesday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the town office meeting room. The ballot lists incumbent Achille F.S. Belanger along with challengers Penny Bean […]

  • House 70 Primary: Richardson, Burnett seek Democratic bid

    Warren Richardson, a local small businessman and community advocate, has announced that he is a candidate in the Democratic primary for election to the Maine House of Representatives for District #70, which includes Fryeburg, Brownfield, Lovell (most), Porter and Hiram. Richardson has lived in House District #70 for 31 years, including 13 years in Lovell […]

  • Casco Election: Selectmen candidates Grant Plummer, Robert MacDonald Jr.

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — When Mainers go to the polls on Tuesday, June 12, they will decide who will run for governor this fall. During the Primary Election, many towns also have local seats on the ballot. Those include planning board, board of selectmen, and representation for the regional school board. […]

  • Bridgton Election: Write-in candidate Doug Oakley

    Doug Oakley is seeking a three-year term on the Bridgton Planning Board or other town government posts as a write-in candidate. “I am willing to serve as an alternate,” he added. “My understanding from the Bridgton Town Office is that a write-in candidate’s name may be written in for each opening. If a person ended up […]

  • Tavern, abutters work out compromise

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Noise and people staying up late are some of those things that go hand-in-hand with the summertime. It depends what side of the fence a person is on whether that late-night noise is tons of fun or a minor nuisance. A recent development illustrates that people […]

  • Managing lots for today, future; Chaplin Logging lands state honor

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer NAPLES — For three generations, the great outdoors is where the Chaplins want to be each day. It all started in the mid-1960s when Melvin Chaplin headed into the woods to log with a John Deere Crawler. In 1977, Melvin bought his first cable skidder, a John Deere 440 […]

  • Naples Recreation reborn as Community Services

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Before the month of May ends, the Naples Recreation Department will have been dissolved. The new department will be called the Naples Community Services Department; and a new hire will serve as the Community Services Director starting May 29, according to Naples Town Manager John Hawley. These […]

  • Patch Farm — Happiness is … sustainability

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer DENMARK — Not everyone gets support through silence. “When I told my family that I was going to go to college for farming, they said, ‘Finally, you figured it out. We have known for years,’” said Brenna Mae Thomas-Googins — the co-owner of Patch Farm in Denmark and […]

  • Q&A with Naples selectmen candidates

    NAPLES — After last year’s local election, there were new faces on the Naples Board of Selectmen. In 2018, two sitting board members are running unopposed. The ballot voting takes place Tuesday, May 22, in the Naples gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Prior to Tuesday, a polling booth has been set up in […]