Archive for ‘News’

  • Reflections: Nickie Sekera, destined to make a difference

    Editor’s Note: ‘Reflections” is a series of stories on citizens in and around Fryeburg, written by Rachel Andrews Damon. Nickie Sekera, 48, is a woman destined to make a positive difference for all living creatures when it comes to the topic of water. Sekera was born in Bangor, the second of nine children to Joseph […]

  • Naples talks seasonal law enforcement

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — People in the Town of Naples have said more than once that they don’t want all the signs, flags and banners on the Causeway that would make their town look like Old Orchard Beach. There is something OOB has that might be appropriate in the heart of […]

  • Highland Lake Beach reopened

    Highland Lake Beach in Bridgton was reopened Wednesday after town officials received test results from the Paris Utility District indicating the water’s e.coliform count was well below the acceptable limit. The beach was open for swimming immediately. Highland Lake Beach was closed Tuesday due to an unacceptable e coli level. The following notice appeared on the […]

  • Casco officials to decide on deadline for public easements

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Local elected officials did not yet vote on a deadline for people living on plowed public easements to get the roads in line with the 1972 standards. It is likely that decision will not be put to a vote until Aug. 8, the next meeting of the […]

  • Nature vs. logging? Safety concerns arise regarding hazardous trees in Pondicherry Park

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Taking a casual or brisk walk through Pondicherry Park can be mind-clearing and invigorating. The stillness of the forest is broken by a squirrel dashing through leaves and up a tree or water splashing as a beaver works on the bank of Stevens Brook. The crackling of a rotted […]

  • Harrison to get a good jolt?

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer HARRISON — Scott Vlaun wants to put Harrison on the EV charging station map. Vlaun of CEBE (Center for Ecology-Based Economy) of Norway presented Harrison selectmen Tuesday night with the idea of installing an EV charging station. CEBE is working to install EV charging infrastructure in up to 12 […]

  • Granite bench honors efforts — Wetzel’s retirement years spent as lake advocate

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Longtime Casco resident Lew Wetzel is typically observant and aware. He is the person who figured out the old dam in Casco was leaking when no one else had noticed it. But, it took some pointing out by friends for him to clue into the fact that […]

  • Casco: Mayberry Hill Road bumped up paving list

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — A highly visible road in Casco Village that leads to a popular beach and two boat launches will get its “day in the sun.” Mayberry Hill Road, which provides public and private access to both Pleasant Lake and Parker Pond, will be paved this summer. It has […]

  • Naples takes time to evaluate marine safety

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – Longtime Naples Harbor Master Bill Callahan retired this year. With his retirement comes the appropriate timing to scope out the needs of the Town of Naples’ Marine Safety Department. Deputy Harbor Master Ron Terciak worked alongside Callahan and stepped into the lead position this summer. Terciak “is […]

  • Naples board awards truck, culvert bids via e-mail

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — During the first meeting after Independence Day, the Naples Board of Selectmen was not free to vote. That’s because the meeting lacked a quorum. Only selectmen Jim Grattelo and Jim Turpin were present for the meeting of July 9. The meeting was subsequently cancelled. Many of the […]