Archive for ‘News’

  • Bridgton awarded $11.5M in grants to complete three critical infrastructure improvements

    When Town Manager Robert Peabody received word regarding grant funding for the proposed wastewater system expansion, he said, “The stars have aligned for Bridgton.” Bridgton has been awarded significant funding to offset the costs for three major infrastructure improvements needed in town. The first is a replacement of the aging wastewater system, which has been […]

  • Naples board hears pot survey results

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — At one point, people were concerned that they would not have any say-so about whether or not recreational-use marijuana retails stores, growing facilities and/or social clubs would be in their town. Thanks to the opt-in clause of the revised state legislation, Maine towns must vote to accept […]

  • Marijuana survey shows varying opinions

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer How should Bridgton approach regulating medical marijuana dispensaries and adult-use storefronts? It all depends upon who you ask. As Bridgton planners and others craft a local ordinance to address the issue, 229 people registered their thoughts in a survey the town conducted back in late July and early August. […]

  • A La Mexicana opening diner in Raymond…finally

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — The reopening of a local restaurant is a tale of paying it forward. Jose Chavez lost his Raymond-based restaurant, A La Mexicana, in a fire last year, and the community rallied around him. The landowner purchased a mobile food trailer so that he could continue working while […]

  • Community health needs assessment forum this coming Thursday

    Concerned about health care? Attend the Community Health Needs Assessment set for Thursday, Oct. 11. Public input matters and attendees will have an opportunity to discuss compiled health data and engage with others to formulate plans to address the most pressing health needs in the Lake Region. The forum will be held from 4 to […]

  • Town responds to Salmon Point Road lawsuit

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Bridgton has filed its response to Carol Martini’s lawsuit regarding public use of private Salmon Point Road. Martini, a property owner off Salmon Point Road, filed for a declaratory judgment on Aug. 15 in Superior Court in Portland. In Count 1, Martini seeks a declaratory judgment that Salmon Point […]

  • Bridgton selectmen notes: CMHC head gauges public pulse on local hospital from board chairman

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Lee Eastman made a surprise visit Tuesday. He met Jeff Brickman, president and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, at Bridgton Hospital for a half hour. Brickman was interested in getting the pulse of local citizens regarding their feelings about Bridgton Hospital. “It was a good conversation,” Eastman told selectmen […]

  • Casco board on ground floor with town manager hiring

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Doesn’t it always happen that way? When things are in the planning stages, few people participate or even offer opinions. But, if someone does not like the outcome, that is when they speak out. No one showed up to the Casco Board of Selectmen’s public hearing to […]

  • 42 Casco road inspections lie ahead

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — One local selectman commented on how time-consuming a project updating road standards for public easements has become. It is time-consuming for the people living on those roads who have to submit paperwork and public easement deeds as well as the laborious stuff like repairing roads or hiring […]

  • Naples Farmers Market a smash and pumpkins coming

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — In September, it is usually the football field or the soccer field that is maintained and marked so that it can be used by young athletes. In Naples, the grassy field next to the fire station was prepped for the startup of the farmers market. While it […]