Archive for ‘News’

  • Q&A with local author Corinne Martin on new book, ‘Letters from the Love Room’

    Corinne Martin of Harrison has written a book about grieving and loss — Letters from the Love Room, Mapping the landscape of loss — is now out, from Made for Wonder Publishing of Issaquah, Wash. The book will be available at Bridgton Books and at Longfellow Books in Portland. Former BN staff writer Michael T. […]

  • Brainstorming session points to possible Bridgton Memorial site uses

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer What is the best possible use of the 4.6-acre Bridgton Memorial School site? And, would that developmental plan be acceptable in the eyes of SAD 61? Those two questions drove a recent informal brainstorming session amongst town officials and interested groups. For several years now, conversations between SAD 61 […]

  • Naples hires Berkowitz as interim town manager

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – The former town manager of Bridgton, Mitch Berkowitz, was sworn in as Naples’ interim town manager very early Tuesday morning. This is a role that a retired Berkowitz has taken on before: Serving as a transitional town manager while a job search is on. Berkowitz arrived at […]

  • Memorial requested for local helicopter pioneer

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A longtime resident of Naples, Stewart Ross Graham Sr., had his hands on the controls of helicopters during the infancy of that machinery. Even his family was unaware of how much he had impacted the history books through his involvement in the aviation world. “To put it […]

  • Casco: Deck off dock must go

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — A Shoreland Zoning Ordinance violation led to a site walk, which led to realizing more neighbors had decks within the 100-foot area of the high-water water. Some of the residents removed the structures without a notice of violation ever being issued. Meanwhile, one homeowner claimed there was […]

  • Casco: Chance to add more open space?

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Members of the Casco Open Space Commission have had their heads in the trees. In recent months, the Open Space Commission (OSC) decided to have a money-generating timber harvest done on a parcel of undeveloped land in South Casco. It is estimated that the harvest on town-owned […]

  • Casco assessor values town

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Town Assessor Renee Lachapelle said in so many words how much she values the relationship with the Town of Casco and the taxpayers she serves. “We try to coordinate with the town’s Code Enforcement Officer the best time to have our people available to go a person’s […]

  • Vietnam destroyer stories — Some good, some sad

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Hank Wernau lost two shipmates on the USS Wedderburn before it arrived at its destination in August 1964. Wernau said he talks about his years of service whenever possible. The annual Veterans Breakfast at the Casco Fire Station was a chance to do just that. “The destroyer […]

  • Scout, builder partner to replace torched beachfront storage unit

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When vandals burned down a storage shed at Highland Lake Beach, it made Kevin Tarr and Hannah Reid mad. The two will now partner to make a serious wrong a compelling right. Tarr is a contractor and lifelong resident of Bridgton. When he heard about the fire, Tarr contacted […]

  • Polishing a gem: Young Professionals present plan to upgrade Highland Lake Beach area

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer During the summer, Justin McIver and his wife like to buy a couple of lobster rolls from Maine Lobster Express on Main Hill, walk down to the beach and enjoy one of the town’s gems — Highland Lake. While the natural beauty is obvious, McIver and Bridgton’s Young Professionals […]