Archive for ‘News’

  • 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 […]

  • NH man found dead on beach

    FRYEBURG — The cause of death of a 27-year-old New Hampshire man found on the beach on the Saco River Sunday remains unclear. Dylan Szabad of Nashua, N.H. was deceased on the beach by the time first responders reached him early Sunday morning. At about 7:45 a.m., Fryeburg police officers deployed an airboat and responded […]

  • Kent’s Landing marks the spot for cupola

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Imagine the cupola at Kent’s Landing because that is what the local selectmen are doing. During the Naples Board of Selectmen meeting on July 23, the board came to a consensus that Kent’s Landing is where the cupola will be relocated — whenever it is moved. The […]

  • Thoughts on Weed: Planners launch survey as first step to create storefront rules

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer How does Bridgton want to tackle the matter of medical and adult use marijuana storefronts? The town currently has three marijuana grow sites, and officials suspect it is just a matter of time before someone applies to open a retail store. Hoping to get ahead of the curve, Bridgton […]

  • One on One with…new Naples Community Activities Director Peter Ceprano

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Peter Ceprano leapt at the chance to make a change, accepting a newly-created job in a town that prior to his interview he had only driven through. He says the change — new job, new department — has not only been beneficial to his life but also […]

  • Ukulele video taps local scenery

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Love is taking over Bridgton. The town’s official marketing line is “Love always, Bridgton,” so it seemed quite natural that during a recent two week stay that Emmalie Keenan and Noah Wisch decided to use local scenic spots as backdrops to their latest YouTube video. Playing ukuleles and performing […]