Stories about Bridgton

Contestants to square off for a good cause

BRIDGTON — A grade school game with some die-hard adherents has become a tradition in Bridgton, where every year more than 100 people from across New England participate in the Four Square World Championships. Saturday will be the ninth year for the event, which is organized by the L...

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Meet the author at BCC Feb. 14 BRIDGTON — Bridgton Community Center will host a "meet the author" event at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Walter W. Bannon, author of "The White Pocketbook," will discuss this tale of World War II in Belgium. The book is "a true WWI...

Bridgton police seek help investigating fatal crash

BRIDGTON — Police are seeking the public's help as they investigate a highway crash that look the life of a Bridgton man last week. Bridgton Police Department Patrolman Donald "Mac" McCormick said Tuesday night that driver Paul Wentworth, 61, of Bridgton died of injuries at Central M...

Loon Echo Land Trust plans annual Snowfest

BRIDGTON — Loon Echo Land Trust will host a day of family fun at Five Fields Farm in South Bridgton. The second annual Snowfest will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. This outdoor celebration will include a 10K cross county ski race held at 9 a.m., a 5K race at 9:15 a.m...

Bridgton Recreation to host programs

BRIDGTON — Bridgton Community Ice Rink is open at 26 North High St., behind the Town Hall. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Skating, rentals and hot cocoa are all free. Rec open table tennis will be held with Bill Preis...

Babysitter training to be offered at BCC

BRIDGTON — The Bridgton Community Center will offer a Babysitter’s Training Course on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 20. The class will be taught by Deborah Ripley from Women in Balance, who has completed the requirements for Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Instructor...

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Meltdown Party at Town Hall BRIDGTON — Although the Mushers Bowl dog sled races have been cancelled due to snow conditions the Meltdown Party will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 25, at the Bridgton Town Hall. There will be two bands, free food...

Old barns of Maine have stories, author tells Senior College

BRIDGTON — Beams and boards tell some of the story of Maine's old barns, said Don Perkins, author of "The Barns of Maine. Our History, Our Stories." Perkins spoke to about 30 people during a two-hour course on Maine's old barns  at Tuesday morning's “senior college” ...

Snowshoe hikes to Bald Pate summit during Mushers Bowl

BRIDGTON — Loon Echo Land Trust will hold moderate snowshoe hikes to the summit of Bald Pate Mountain beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 and 27. The hikes take approximately two hours. In the event that the dog sled race portion of the Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival is cancelled Loon Echo will hold...