Archive for ‘News’

  • ‘What a mess’ — Denmark ATV Club cleans up illegal dumping sites

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Jane Merrill loves to spend time in the forest. She marvels at nature’s beauty while cruising along the trail system near Eastern Slope Airport in Fryeburg on the back of an all-terrain vehicle. The moment, however, is spoiled when she sees tires, old furniture, mattresses and appliances […]

  • Post 155 extends Maine hospitality to national commander

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer PORTLAND — When National Commander Brett Reistad arrived at the Maine Military Museum, people from the Naples-based American Legion Post 155 played a part in making him feel welcome during his visit to Maine. The newly-elected Reistad — who stepped into his post two weeks ago — has embarked […]

  • DAC: Fine entrance, fresh outlook

    By Laurie LaMountain, Former Board Director with DAC Interim Director Susan Beane DENMARK — You may have noticed that the Denmark Arts Center has a new front door. In place of the pair of doors that allowed entry to members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows when it opened in 1884, and then DAC […]

  • Naples marine safety’s future in budget, networking

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The “volunteers” on the Naples Marine Safety Department have a genuine passion for public safety on the waterways from Long Lake to the Songo River. However, a couple things could help improve their service to the community. One of those might be a bigger stipend, which is […]

  • Wastewater system capacity question answered

    Resident Catherine Spencer DiPietro posed the question to selectmen last week what will be the actual capacity of the proposed Bridgton wastewater expansion system? The question was given to Brent M. Bridges, P.E., Senior Principal at Woodard & Curran, and the following response was crafted by Bridgton Town Manager Robert Peabody: “Based on the presentations […]

  • Board chases Naples dog park idea

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — An old idea that seemed to be buried under other priorities has resurfaced: the creation of a dog park in Naples. Selectman Rich Cebra brought to the table a service that many of his constituents would like to see established in town. “This is an idea I […]

  • Brandy Crossing subdivision gains preliminary approval

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Ashley Hanlon said her grandmother purchased a home that was originally deeded with a golf course that was only seasonal. The blueprints for the Brandy Crossing Subdivision call for a pathway that goes right past the Hanlon home to a dock that will moor up to six […]

  • Behold the life cycle of apples: Year in an orchard

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer SWEDEN — Few things are as tempting as ripe fruit picked directly from the tree on which it grew. The promise of being delicious and fresh beckons from the flesh of the fruit. Apples have been a temptation since Eve plucked one from the tree of knowledge in the […]

  • Bridgton Selectmen notes: Patience urged on Depot Street grass project

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As a longtime gardener and landscape designer, Lucia Terry understands the importance of patience. Yes, this summer was a tough one when it came to growing grass — too hot at times — along sections of Depot Street. Yet, Terry is pleased with the progress being made and is […]

  • Superintendent Smith explains why Crooked River project a necessity

    By Alan Smith SAD 61 Superintendent of Schools For me, and I’m sure for many, it is imperative to be able to answer the question of “Why” prior to moving forward with any educational practice or project. It is equally as important to answer the question of, “How will this affect or benefit our kids?” […]