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  • Naples survey ordinance helps catch milfoil

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — If it was not for the ordinance in Naples requiring all points of entry that have multiple boats launching into Long Lake to be surveyed for invasive plants, the milfoil off Birch Point might not have been caught. (Birch Point is on the east end of Long […]

  • Town faces lawsuit over Salmon Point Road use

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Like many people, Carol Martini dislikes the path beachgoers must now take to get to the Salmon Point public beach. Residents complained about the longer hike to the waterfront. Martini is seeking court action against the town for instructing the general public to use the private way — a […]

  • Bridgton: Wastewater superintendent feels town is at “critical” juncture with existing system

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Michael Harris believes Bridgton is on borrowed time when it comes to the town’s wastewater system. With 30 years of experience, Harris told selectmen Tuesday night that the present system is “functioning,” but is near its end in regards to capacity. “Something has to happen if the town continues […]

  • Casco officials get little antsy about town manager search

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The locally-elected selectmen expressed their uneasiness about replacing longtime Casco Town Manager Dave Morton before he retires in June 2019. The town manager search was a topic on the agenda during the Casco Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday. “We are waiting far too long for the […]

  • Wellness retreat promises to lift spirits, strengthen hearts

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer BRIDGTON — A testament to how much women benefit from and bond at the Mainely Women Wellness Retreat is demonstrated in a few ways, including women returning year after year. “Forty or 50 ladies come together and get to know one another. We celebrate sisterhood, have lots of fun. […]

  • Naples, Casco tax rates set

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Two neighboring towns announced their 2018–19 tax rates within a couple days of one another. In Naples, the town’s mil rate stayed the same: $13.35 per $1,000 of valuation. In the Town of Casco, the new tax rate is $15.40, which is a 30-cent increase. “We anticipated […]

  • Naples voting fraud complaint unfounded

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES—The Maine Secretary of State’s office determined a voting fraud accusation against the Town of Naples was unfounded. Naples resident “Karen Bogdan has persistently accused the town of not allowing her to vote” during the annual town meeting this year, according to Naples Town Manager John Hawley. “She had […]

  • Naples accused of voting fraud

    NAPLES — An unnamed Naples resident sent a letter to the Maine State Governor’s office and to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, regarding voting fraud in the town. That same letter was received by the town staff. The letter was acknowledged, but it was not read […]

  • Brandy Crossing project questions remain; planners to hold site walk on Sept. 11

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The developer said he would address abutter-sensitive aspects of the Brandy Crossing project, and he did. The abutters, too, expressed their concerns about a subdivision development where the Naples Golf Course once operated. The golf course closed after a board of directors’ vote in December 2017. The […]

  • ‘Aware’ boat inspector makes a big save at Long Lake

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Addie Casali followed her instincts and likely saved Long Lake from an invasive plant attack. An inspector with Lakes Environmental Association for the past two summers, Addie encountered a boat from Lake Champlain on the last Saturday in July launching into Long Lake in Harrison. She knew Lake Champlain […]