Archive for ‘News’

  • Harrison looks to hold bottom line on property taxes

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer HARRISON — Bud Finch has a good handle on what it will cost to run the Town of Harrison for another year. He has also been instructed to hold the bottom line on local taxes. What could sidetrack Finch, however, is the school tax bill handed down from SAD […]

  • Powers to resign from Naples board in April

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A local and well-liked politician announced her resignation a year before the three-year term had been served. Selectman Christine Powers’ resignation from the Naples Board of Selectmen was announced at Monday’s meeting via a letter she wrote that was read by the chairman. Her resignation is […]

  • SAD 61 tries to get below 3% budget hike

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Snip. Snip. Snip. Reviewing a list of 18 items, Finance Committee members sliced $1,025,655 from the proposed SAD 61 budget to drop the anticipated school spending increase to 3.04%. After discussing each line, the group last Thursday night asked Superintendent of Schools Al Smith and Finance Coordinator Sherrie Small […]

  • Bridgton Selectmen, CDC look to reconnect

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As a local developer, Justin McIver likely captured the feeling of his fellow committee members when he said, “We are passionate about what we are doing.” McIver and other members of the Community Development Advisory Committee see great potential here. The ball of change is starting to roll, but […]

  • Naples cupola fundraising effort underway

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Merry Watson remembers climbing up into the belfry on the Bay of Naples Inn, which was known by the locals as the Naples hotel. “I remember the cupola. I climbed in it in ‘64 before they tore it down. I didn’t mind the bats at all,” Merry […]

  • One on One with…Pam Grant

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — When Pam (Watkins) Grant was a little girl, she called Casco home. While she was busy living life with her parents and her siblings, with her friends at school and with her friends during summer vacation, Pam wasn’t aware of the rich history all around her. If […]

  • Medical consultant helps to improve patient care

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – A medical consultant that has been hired by three neighboring fire and rescue departments has been helpful in bringing about improvements in patient care by first responders. “We have a medical director and we started doing quarterly reviews” according to Deputy Chief Mark Scribner. Members of the […]

  • Lucky Rescue #7 gives patients, medics smoother ride

        By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Whenever there is a medical emergency or injury, a first responder has a single-minded focus on the patient. Meanwhile, who is looking out for the medic on call? Maybe the question should be: What is looking out for the medic on call? The last addition […]

  • Planners recommend marijuana moratorium; table cultivation proposal, pass new office building

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer While recreational use of marijuana is not a land-use question, Steve Collins feels town planners can voice their concerns over the current lack of regulations. After reading an article recently published in the Maine Townsman, Collins asked fellow Bridgton Planning Board members to discuss whether they should request selectmen […]

  • Sign ordinance gets Naples public hearing in April

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Change is a sign of the times. Business owners need signs to let potential customers know where they are located and also to advertise their business. Business owners, especially those who are new to town or those who have plans to replace their existing sign, need […]