Archive for ‘News’

  • Striking a middle ground: Arborist to inventory, evaluate Pondicherry Park trees

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Everyone wants Pondicherry Park to be a safe place to enjoy a walk or run while experiencing nature’s beauty. Mary Jewett, Lakes Environmental Association’s teacher/naturalist, and Heather Rorer, Loon Echo Land Trust conservation outreach manager, also want to keep the intown forest in a natural state. So, finding a […]

  • Chief questioned about BFD changes; board discusses town vehicle policy

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Steve Fay became fire chief, there was a list containing the names of 50 members. 50 sounds like a good number, but Fay quickly discovered it was hardly an accurate one. “I expected a department of 50, but it’s not even close,” Chief Fay reported Tuesday night after […]

  • Bridgton notes: Back to drawing board for Community Development director

    Short notes from Tuesday’s Bridgton selectmen’s meeting: Back to drawing board. The search for a Community Development Director continues. After reviewing a good pool of candidates, Town Manager Robert Peabody and his interview team narrowed the search to two finalists. When the position was offered to the leading candidate, the town was unable to meet […]

  • Classic boat show gives history lessons, thrilling rides

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — It’s a tale that might appear in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. New Englander Karl McEntire got his antique boat for free on Craig’s List. “It was free. All I had to do is pick it up,” he said. “It was a mess,” his wife Laurie said. […]

  • Police chiefs await causes of deaths

    Local police chiefs expect it will take several weeks to learn what caused the deaths of two men — one found on the beach of the Saco River, the other an apparent drowning victim in Long Lake. Fryeburg Chief Joshua Potvin told The News Tuesday to check back in a couple of weeks regarding the […]

  • Harrison public hearing on ATV use of town roads; mil rate set

    HARRISON — There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss whether Harrison should allow ATV travel on town roads in the Bolsters Mills and Ryefield Bridge Road area. The hearing will take place at the town office. The Otisfield Trail Blazers ATV Club has requested access for ATVs […]

  • Bridgton Hospital president & CEO resigns

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer The shakeup of Bridgton Hospital continues. Bridgton Hospital president and chief executive officer R. David Frum resigned last week. He had served as head of BH since 2010, and was chief administrator at Rumford Hospital since 2011. Frum’s resignation was effective Aug. 1. “Central Maine Healthcare is working through […]

  • Casco town manager search on the horizon

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — In another seven months, the Town of Casco will begin advertising for a new town manager. Current Town Manager Dave Morton, who has served in that capacity for 40 years, plans to retire in 2019 and hopes to be free for a fishing trip by June. Morton’s […]

  • Reflections: Peter Hastings, the people’s attorney

    ‘Reflections’ is a series of stories on citizens in and around Fryeburg written by Rachel Andrews Damon. Peter Hastings, 82, of Fryeburg can tell you exactly how he got here. Two Hastings brothers, Thomas and John, came from England in 1634. One of them settled in Haverhill, Mass., and the other came through Fryeburg, but […]

  • 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 […]