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  • Robotic camera in the closet?

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — There could be a robotic camera tucked away in the closet. And, that’s a good thing. The Town of Casco is considering going through the process of updating its TV Franchise Agreement, which expired in 2012, more than five years ago. Currently, the cable company pays the […]

  • Casco’s financial picture improved in 2017

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The Town of Casco was sitting in a much better financial position in 2017 than during the previous year; and that is partly due to unspent bond money in the bank and improved assets like the new town office building. The Casco Board of Selectmen heard recently […]

  • Cupola cost to be Naples warrant article

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The cupola relocation project will be presented to the public as a warrant article separate from the proposed 2018–19 budget. “The cupola will be separate, listed as a separate warrant article altogether, not grouped with the budget,” according to Naples Town Manager John Hawley. Although it […]

  • Hotel Bridgton proposal — It will take some time before a decision arrives

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer If opening night is any indication, one can expect the Hotel Bridgton review process to be a marathon, not a sprint. With over 100 people in attendance in the town office downstairs meeting room, project developer Justin McIver and his team gave a brief overview of the 68-room facility […]

  • Citizens’ group proposes alternative surplus property sale article

    When Tom Smith learned from Bridgton selectmen that the citizen’s petition wording would also snare tax-acquired property to be placed out for public bid, he went back to the drawing board. Smith sent a letter to selectmen requesting that an alternative article be included on the June town meeting warrant. “The Citizen’s Petition, as written, […]

  • On Turning 90: ‘I was a busy boy’

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NORTH BALDWIN — Norman McKinney is from the generation that received their early education from the proverbial one-room schoolhouse. The concept of walking a mile to and from school rings true. However, there’s a twist. “Sometimes, the snow was so deep that one of the eighth graders had […]

  • Naples proposed budget maintains tax rate

      By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Voting Naples residents face some necessities that might be hard to ignore like replacing the town gymnasium’s leaky roof. In fact, there are a number of expenditures in the town’s capital improvement plan. The roof is the most expensive with an estimated cost of $110,000. Other […]

  • Fryeburg candidate forum May 16

    FRYEBURG — Who is running for Fryeburg offices and why are they seeking public office? Local residents can find out on Wednesday, May 16. The Fryeburg Water District trustees will be hosting a candidates’ forum at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street. Candidates will introduce themselves briefly and then a public […]

  • Bridgton Farmers Market moves outdoors

    On Saturday, May 5, the Bridgton Farmers Market is making its move outdoors! While a portion of the green space on Depot Street will be getting a fresh planting of grass, shoppers can still find the market next Saturday, and every Saturday until November, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Depot Street green […]

  • Citizen’s petition accepted, officials say it is flawed

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer A citizen petition seeking to change how Bridgton disposes of town-owned property will be on the June warrant, but officials pointed out Tuesday night, it is flawed. If the petition were approved — Board of Selectmen Chairman Greg Watkins noted that on legal advice the petition be included on […]