Archive for ‘News’

  • The ABCs of CDBG in Bridgton

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The town of Bridgton has received $1.6 million over the past eight years from the Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant Program, and nearly half of that, or $760,000, has gone toward improving the downtown sewer system. Another $580,000 has been split equally between improvements to Depot Street and community […]

  • Bridgton one of top 20 safest places to live in Maine

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton has the third lowest crime rate in Cumberland County, and the highest clearance rate of any of the county’s 28 towns and cities. Police Chief Kevin Schofield told Bridgton Selectmen Tuesday that those statistics make Bridgton one of the 20 safest places to live in Maine, according to a […]

  • SAD 61 hires firm to study elementary school options

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer SAD 61 will continue to “kick the can down the road” — as Casco director Stan Buchanan put it Monday night — in regard to solving overcrowding and parking woes at Songo Locks School for at least another year. Status quo prevails, once more. But, a precise, clear answer […]

  • Three survive icy river, road rage encounter

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — On Monday afternoon, an incident between the occupants of two vehicles began on Route 302 in North Windham, and escalated 15 miles later, when the person operating the truck bumped the smaller vehicle — sending it toward the snow-packed guardrail and into the Crooked River, according to […]

  • LIKE A KID INSIDE — is how one of Richard Lee’s Facebook friends described him after seeing his snow house creation.

    Snow house brightens up winter on Fosterville Road

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer As the snow bank in his driveway rose higher with each new storm, Richard Lee, of 78 Fosterville Road, Bridgton, finally could take it no more. So, the kid in him took over. Using the snow sculpture skills he’d honed decades before as a Lake Region High School student, Lee […]

  • Road salt being rationed

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Getting enough road salt to keep the roads clear “is becoming a real issue” for Bridgton and other Maine towns, Bridgton Town Manager Bob Peabody said Tuesday. Peabody told Bridgton Selectmen that road salt in the Northeast is currently being rationed, and for some time Bridgton has not been getting […]

  • Sweden holds special town meeting

    SWEDEN — Nearly 20 Sweden residents met at a Special Town Meeting Feb. 14 moderated by Ed Ryan. Residents elected Bruce Taylor as selectman to fill out the remainder of a term until the 2015 Annual Town Meeting in late March. In addition, voters approved to return over $55,000 from surplus back to the accounts […]

  • Sewer line cost: study could paint clearer cost figure

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer As members of the Bridgton Wastewater Committee begin to embark on a public outreach campaign for an expanded sewer system, the question arises: is it too early to talk about how much it might cost? Engineers from Woodard & Curran estimated in a feasibility study that extending the current Main […]

  • Adam Tsapis

    Harrison man dies in kite-ski accident

      HARRISON — Adam Tsapis, 49, was kite skiing down Crystal Lake in Harrison Monday morning when a major gust of wind propelled him off the ice and into a shed along the shoreline. Tsapis suffered traumatic injuries to his leg and arm, and later succumbed to his injuries at Central Maine Medical Center in […]

  • SAD 72: Smart snacks apply to fundraising efforts

    By Emily Butterfield Contributing Writer FRYEBURG — Though there was much discussion amongst school board members, SAD 72 directors accepted amendments to the first reading on the policy regarding the nutritional guidelines for school fundraisers. As of July 1, 2014, all fundraisers that schools hold during regular classtime hours must meet the United States Department […]