Archive for ‘News’

  • Silver Anniversary for Classic Boat Show

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Vintage wooden boats are often equipped with chrome rails and chrome hardware, silver flashing in the sun as this handsome wooden boat glides through the water. It is the silver anniversary of the antique boat show that is almost synonymous with August on the Causeway. For the […]

  • NH man found dead on beach

    FRYEBURG — The cause of death of a 27-year-old New Hampshire man found on the beach on the Saco River Sunday remains unclear. Dylan Szabad of Nashua, N.H. was deceased on the beach by the time first responders reached him early Sunday morning. At about 7:45 a.m., Fryeburg police officers deployed an airboat and responded […]

  • Kent’s Landing marks the spot for cupola

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Imagine the cupola at Kent’s Landing because that is what the local selectmen are doing. During the Naples Board of Selectmen meeting on July 23, the board came to a consensus that Kent’s Landing is where the cupola will be relocated — whenever it is moved. The […]

  • Thoughts on Weed: Planners launch survey as first step to create storefront rules

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer How does Bridgton want to tackle the matter of medical and adult use marijuana storefronts? The town currently has three marijuana grow sites, and officials suspect it is just a matter of time before someone applies to open a retail store. Hoping to get ahead of the curve, Bridgton […]

  • One on One with…new Naples Community Activities Director Peter Ceprano

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Peter Ceprano leapt at the chance to make a change, accepting a newly-created job in a town that prior to his interview he had only driven through. He says the change — new job, new department — has not only been beneficial to his life but also […]

  • Ukulele video taps local scenery

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Love is taking over Bridgton. The town’s official marketing line is “Love always, Bridgton,” so it seemed quite natural that during a recent two week stay that Emmalie Keenan and Noah Wisch decided to use local scenic spots as backdrops to their latest YouTube video. Playing ukuleles and performing […]

  • Intrigue awaits in the ‘Woods’; New community theater production opens

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Something magical, yet complex is ready to unfold on the Lake Region High School stage starting this Friday. Into the Woods intertwines the plots of several fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. Characters include Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and […]

  • Schoolhouse replica to be built by Friends of Library

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The community has been supportive of the concept of keeping history alive by constructing a replica of the old Friends Schoolhouse that was lost in a fire last April. Many individuals have stepped forward to donate materials, time and money to the project, according to Jean LaBrecque, […]

  • President: ‘System has no intent to close Bridgton Hospital

    Editor’s note: Following a front page BN story on July 12, which local resident Ursula Flaherty voiced concerns to Bridgton selectmen regarding the exodus of numerous physicians and what the future holds in terms of healthcare access locally, Bridgton Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer R. David Frum submitted the following piece for publication: By […]

  • No word on selectmen, BH president meeting; physician on why ‘no confidence vote’ cast

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Fred Packard was eager to find out Tuesday night if a meeting had been scheduled between Bridgton selectmen and Bridgton Hospital president and CEO David Frum. The answer: no. Selectman Packard noted it is a “concern.” The concern comes on the heels of a front page daily newspaper story […]