Archive for ‘News’

  • LEA's Colin Holme, Peter Lowell and Amanda Pratt prep Long Lake's new automated testing buoy before deployment

    LEA installs new high-tech buoy on Long Lake

    Lakes Environmental Association staff last Friday installed a Global Lake Ecology Observation Network (GLEON) remote sensing buoy in the North basin of Long Lake off Lakeside Pines Campground. The buoy is the second to be deployed by LEA in an effort to gather significant data and better understand how vulnerable our lakes are to algae […]

  • Farmers’ Market to keep spot, for now

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Helen Ramsdell sees the Farmers Market as a “destination” for visitors and area residents seeking healthy, fresh produce and other food items. For the final market weeks of 2016, the “destination” will remain the same. 2017, however, might be a different story. Selectmen suggested that next year the popular […]

  • WORKING A DIG SITE in Ashkelon, Israel is senior staff Adam Aja (left, a Lake Region graduate and former Bridgton resident), Sherry Fox and Daniel Master discuss a 10th-9th century BC burial in the excavation of the Philistine cemetery by the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon. (Photo by Tsafrir Abayov)

    One on One with…Adam Aja, museum curator and senior staff member of Ashkelon dig

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Adam Aja knows what it is like to find a needle in a haystack, sort of. Working several summers in Israel as an Assistant Director of Field Operations at Ashkelon, the former Bridgton resident made a startling find at the end of one dig period. Through the help of […]

  • A COMMENDABLE SWIM — Pleasant Lake-Parker Pond Lake Association (PLPPLA) Vice President Peter Barber and member Ron Burd discuss the swim fundraiser, which Burd completed on Tuesday morning. Burd said the flippers gave him an advantage, allowing him to keep the same pace at which he swam 10 years ago. (De Busk Photo)

    Swimmer puts dent in dam restoration costs

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Ron Burd’s favorite songs were emitting into his waterproof earbuds. He was swimming at a good pace and completely absorbed in his morning swim. He was surrounded by the scenery he loved. When he finished his swim, he paused — floating in the shallow water and tilting […]

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    New Casco Town Office taking shape; hope is for late October occupancy

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Casco’s future town hall has an estimated move-in date that should have staff working in a new building before Thanksgiving. “We are still hoping for a late October occupancy. If that is pushed into November, that is okay,” Casco Town Manager Dave Morton said on Tuesday. Moving […]

  • Assessor unveils personal property inventory numbers during workshop

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The tax rate will be officially set by the Naples Board of Selectmen at the end of August. That will be done during an Aug. 30 meeting, which was scheduled especially for this purpose, according to Chairman Bob Caron II. By law, the board needs to set […]

  • Naples town assessor to hold personal property tax workshop

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Naples’ elected public officials have expressed a range of opinions about adopting a policy to encourage business-owners to pay their personal property tax. The personal property tax, also referred to as a business equipment tax, has long been assessed. Only recently did the Town of Naples request […]

  • Fryeburg Fair to put Route 302 work on hold

      “Be patient – it’ll be nice when we are done,” — Denis Lovely, MDOT Senior Project Manager By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer Tens of thousands of Mainers take the trip to the Fryeburg Fair, and they have no alternative other than taking Route 302 to get there. Getting to the fair can be hectic […]

  • Casco to retain entire 11-acre parcel

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — There are dozens of ideas of ways to use the 11-acre parcel that will be purchased by the Town of Casco sometime this fall. Those land uses have not yet been nailed down, except one. No portion of the land will be listed on the real […]

  • BRUSH PILE REMOVAL is done by Q-Team Tree Service on Friday. Naples resident Buzz Morton created the brush piles, after volunteering his time to cut back tree branches that had become overgrown in the Naples Village Cemetery. (Photo courtesy of Buzz Morton)

    Town pride motivates man to spruce up cemeteries

    “I get a little bit emotional. It’s my town. I was born here. I am seeing the gravestones of people who are long forgotten and who were younger when they died than I am today.” — Buzz Morton, Naples resident By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Philip “Buzz” Morton has spent more than […]