Stories about Bridgton


NH police to hold briefings on search for mother

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are searching a pond near where the car of a missing 20-year-old Maine woman was found with her daughter inside. WMUR-TV says the pond is about a quarter mile from where Krista Dittmeyer's car was found Saturday, idling with its flashers o...


False report of ice out on Moose Pond

A false report of ice out on Moose Pond was reported to the Bridgton Community Center on Friday, March 18. Immediately Fred Hammerle, Frosty's designer/surgeon, visited the aging snowman to verify. As Fred suspected, a part had failed on Frosty, causing the false report. The problem has been fi...


Bridgton rejects petition to block big-box stores, fast-food restaurants

BRIDGTON — Residents voted Tuesday by nearly a 2-1 ratio against two petitions that would have banned fast-food restaurants and big-box stores in town. Residents rejected Article 2, which would have amended the town's Site Plan Ordinance to block the approval of fast-food or formula ... 3


Bridgton voters to decide on fast food, big box store ban

BRIDGTON — Voters will decide Tuesday on two citizen petitions meant to keep big box stores and fast food restaurants out of town. Both will amend the town's Site Plan Review Ordinance. The one banning fast food restaurants defines them as restaurants requiring prescribed employee un...


String of fires keeps local departments busy

Volunteer fire departments have been running full steam over the last week as a string of fires in Western and Central Maine. At least six buildings have been destroyed by fire since last Tuesday, including homes in Readfield, Wilton, Otisfield, Harrison and West Paris, and commercial buil...


Residents warned of snow-related roof collapses

BRIDGTON — The town's emergency management director and code enforcement officer are reminding Mainers to clean snow from the roofs of their homes. According to a statement, the reminder was prompted by roof collapses in the area, including one Monday morning at a riding arena in Lis...


Frosty is on ice for annual Bridgton contest

BRIDGTON — The fourth annual ICE OUT contest is under way now that the Bridgton Community Center snowman is on the ice at Moose Pond. A crew comprised of Bridgton Community Center directors Merry Vigneau, Mike Tarantino and Steve Collins, Bridgton Academy students Shane Keenan, Brett...


Bridgton's first baby of year arrives

BRIDGTON — The first baby born at Bridgton Hospital in 2011 is Jackson Lee Bartlett, son of Andrea L. Capano and Roderick R. Bartlett of Harrison. Jackson Lee joins his brother, Alexander Bartlett, 4. Jackson Lee Bartlett was born at 6:38 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, and weighed 9 pounds, 11...


Car hits pedestrian in Bridgton

BRIDGTON — A pedestrian was hit by a car in Bridgton Sunday evening, according to police. The accident occurred on Mountain Road near the Shawnee Peak ski area, Bridgton officer Todd Smolinsky said. He was unable to identify the victim and did not comment on the severity of th... 3


Loon Echo Land Trust grants are available

BRIDGTON — Loon Echo Land Trust has announced that applications for its 2011 Environmental Educational Grant awards are available. Each year, LELT awards small grants to schools and libraries in Bridgton, Casco, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Sebago and Raymond for environmental educatio...