Archive for ‘News’

  • Arborist paints clearer picture of Pondicherry Park trees’ condition

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Walking through Pondicherry Park, one might wonder if there is a new trail marker system in place. Trees are spotted — red, orange, yellow and white. These paint marks actually are codes referring to the trees’ present condition. Q-Team of Naples recently evaluated trees in Bridgton’s intown park, and […]

  • Casco search: MMA addresses shifting landscape of municipal managers

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Starting in mid-January, the Casco Board of Selectmen will be involved in the search for a new town manager to replace Dave Morton who is retiring in June 2019. The landscape of municipal managers has changed much since Morton was hired in 1978. The candidate “pool is […]

  • Casco Open Space Commission refines mission

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The people on Casco’s Open Space Commission have walked many miles of town-owned land. In fact, in early October, the commission trekked the trails on a 51-acre parcel off State Park Road that was recently part of a timber harvest. Now, the group is taking a step […]

  • SAD 72 receives early Christmas gift

    FRYEBURG — Christmas came a little early for SAD 72. At the Nov. 14 school board meeting, SAD 72 Superintendent Jay Robinson announced that Steven and Tabitha King have made a $100,000 donation to the school district. The superintendent hopes to use the gift in two areas: Supporting the PKA after-school program, which provides various […]

  • Veterans’ monument to be moved to beach property

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Some of the people who gathered at the Naples Veterans Monument on Veterans Day may have not known that it was the last time a ceremony would be held at that spot. That is because the Vets monument will be transported to Kent’s Landing this upcoming Tuesday. […]

  • Casco manager job to be advertised after holidays

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The year-end holidays are not the best time to advertise for a managerial job. Therefore, the advertisements for the Casco town manager position will not be posted until mid-January or early February. That is according to Dave Barrett, the Director of Personnel Services and Labor Relations for […]

  • LR Drama Club presents, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer What was Anne Frank like? Paige Goldstein carefully read Anne’s diary to get a sense of her personality and morals. “The most challenging part of playing Anne Frank is portraying the development of her maturity and world views over her two years of living in the attic. She begins […]

  • Casco trying to buy rescue watercraft

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The Casco Fire and Rescue Department has the opportunity to purchase an 18-foot rigid hull rescue watercraft from the Cape Elizabeth Fire and Rescue Department. The rescue boat is fully-equipped and water-ready. The only catch is that, at a reduced price of $12,000, the window of opportunity […]

  • Bella Point/DLTC buys Hicks Family Services; healthcare facilities change ‘model’

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When David Hicks awoke Tuesday, his life had changed. After dedicating most of his life to taking care of the needs of people, especially the elderly, Hicks realized he no longer had a job. “It was very strange,” he said. Tuesday marked the change in ownership of Hicks Family […]

  • Bridgton voters ‘invest’ in future, growth possibilities

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Town Manager Robert Peabody was asked to comment on the “Yes” vote to expand the wastewater system and renovate Main Street, he simply said, “Wow!” Voters soundly approved three referendum questions that will significantly improve Bridgton’s infrastructure. “Voters overwhelmingly made the decision to invest in Bridgton’s future,” Peabody […]