Archive for ‘News’

  • Donor keeps the Kettle full

    Hot Stove talk usually refers to free agent signings in Major League Baseball, but not right now at the Bridgton Community Center (BCC). The hot talk is about a major gift to the Community Kettle dinner and senior lunch programs. The BCC Board of Directors announced that an anonymous gift of $5,000 has been received […]

  • Selectmen notes: Town supportive of market analysis study

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Once Bridgton constructs an expanded wastewater system and dresses up the Village area through the streetscape project, the town will be ready for business. But, who will know it’s a good place to invest or relocate to? Ryan Wallace of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the […]

  • Casco manager job opening goes public

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — On Tuesday, Casco Town Manager Dave Morton met with an electrician about replacing the lights in the town gym, addressed the window sills in the town-owned building next to the library, received engineers’ plans to review for the first time, dealt with a broken mailbox (there are […]

  • Town unite to negotiate cable TV deal

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — There is strength in numbers. At least five towns, and possibly more than ten municipalities, plan to work together to renegotiate Cable TV franchise fee contracts that have expired. A renewed contract would ensure each town gets a higher percentage of fees paid to the town by […]

  • Casco man donates lifesaving device to game wardens

    By Corporal John MacDonald Maine Game Warden Service Casco resident John Curtis has been an avid snowmobiler for decades here in Maine. John is married with two adult children, a son and daughter, and works as a project manager for Clean Harbors Environmental Services. John and his family have snowmobiled together since his children were […]

  • Town, landowner agree on Edes Falls boundary

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — A property owner with land abutting, and possibly overlapping, the town-owned land known as Edes Falls Park just needed a property line. On Monday, the Naples Board of Selectmen agreed that the (former) dam in the Crooked River would become the property line. The board voted, 4-0, […]

  • New Bridgton Hospital president named

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Peter Wright understands the important connection between a hospital and the rural communities it serves. Wright, an experienced hospital administrator from New Hampshire, will be the new President of Bridgton Hospital (a 25-bed critical access hospital) and Rumford Hospital, Central Maine Healthcare announced last week. Wright joins CMH after […]

  • Boardwalk fix on tap for spring

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — While the peeling stain on the Causeway boardwalk is hidden under a layer of ice and snow, it has become one of the hot topics that Naples residents have been discussing. “I guess the hottest issue in town seems to be the peeling stain that was put […]

  • Two juveniles charged in vehicle vandalism incident

    Two suspects in the BB gun vandalism case were arrested Tuesday night and put on juvenile conditions of release. “Officers Josh Muise, Sophia Swiatek and Sergeant Phil Jones worked hard to resolve this case and put an end to the senseless destruction of property in Bridgton,” Bridgton Chief of Police Richard Stillman said. Last Thursday, […]

  • Bridgton notes: Town purchases property as part of WW project

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Another piece of the wastewater system expansion puzzle has been put into place. Following an executive session Tuesday night, selectmen voted to purchase a 21.60-acre parcel located behind the nursing home (Bella Point) on Portland Road. The negotiated price is $55,000 to Bridgton Health Care Associates. Town Manager Robert […]