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News you wan!t to read Sentinel The Weekly ECRWSS PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Seacoast Media Group Portsmouth, NH POSTAL CUSTOMER Your Community Newspaper Serving: aruNdel, BerWICK, CaPe NeddICK, elIOT, KeNNeBuNK, KeNNeBuNKPOrT, KITTerY, KITTerY POINT, leBaNON, MOOdY, NO. BerWICK, OGuNQuIT, SO. BerWICK, WellS, YOrK & YOrK HarBOr Friday, March 1, 2013 Volume 9 • Issue No. 9 Theater Fire Prompts Venue Change: Berwick academy to Stage ‘les Misérables’ at Marshwood High SOuTH BerWICK – Berwick Academy is thrilled to announce that the Upper School production of the timeless classic “Les Misérables” will be staged on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Marshwood High School. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Because of a fire that recently broke out in the Patricia Baldwin Whipple Arts Center Theater on the campus of Berwick Academy, the show, which is the school’s annual major theatrical production, was forced to find a new home. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of neighboring school Marshwood High, the show will go on as planned. Head of School Greg Sch- During a full cast show run-through the week prior to the theater fire, Ian MacFarlane, portraying Inspector Javert, searches for Jean Valjean, amid a crowd of curious onlookers. (courtesy photo) neider commented, “It is hard to express the amount of gratitude we all feel to Marshwood High School and Principal Paul Mehlhorn. Their willingness to adapt, adjust, and accommo- date their schedule to be good neighbors is like nothing I have ever seen as a school leader. “Clearly, Berwick Academy will be looking for ways to repay this tremendous gesture in months and years to come. As Head of School, there are rare moments when I believe we have to be willing to think outside of the box to create remarkable opportunities for young people. “That said, I have fallen back upon my most trusted mantra in this challenging circumstance: do what is in the best interest of the students. I believe that we have done our best to find that outcome in this case, and that we will all be witness to a very special performance.” See LES MIS page 4... Visiting artists Series Wells Harbor dredge Funding received at YCCC delivers a diverse array of artists WellS – York County Community College’s Visiting Artist Series Index Page Arts & Entertainment 22 Calendar of Events 15 Classified 26-27 Computer Lady 15 Home & Business 25-26 Library News 28 Pets 20 Real Estate 21 Sports 24 Where To Dine 16-19 Local Average Tide Chart Date High Low am pm am pm 2 1:42 2:12 7:56 8:12 Sun 3 2:31 3:06 8:49 9:05 Mon 4 3:26 4:06 9:48 10:04 Tue 5 4:27 5:14 10:53 11:11 Wed 6 5:35 6:25 Thu 7 6:46 7:34 12:21 1:12 Fri 7:54 8:36 1:30 2:15 Sat 8 12:03 Sun Rise Sun Set Sat 2 6:13 5:34 Sun 3 6:11 5:36 Mon 4 6:10 5:37 Tue 5 6:08 5:38 Wed 6 6:06 5:39 Thu 7 6:04 5:41 Fri 8 6:03 5:42 returns this month, celebrating some of Maine’s most renowned local artists. This year’s lineup features a poet laureate and noted author, a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, and a pair of well-known musicians who will all appear at the Wells college campus throughout the month of March. The first in the series to make an appearance is Maine Poet Laureate and author Wesley McNair on Thursday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. McNair is the author of 19 books, including poetry and nonfiction works as well as edited anthologies, and is the recipient of several writing fellowships and awards. Documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Pull-Start Pictures Cecily Pingree will speak on Monday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. “Betting the Farm” is her first feature film about the hardships of three Maine dairy farmers. Her other projects include See YCCC page 5... WellS – U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced this week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to allocate $3.5 million in federal funding to complete the full dredging of Wells Harbor this fall during the fall/winter dredge availability 2013-2014 window. Since Wells Harbor sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy, it was eligible for funding provided in the Supplemental Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on Jan. 29. The Army Corps is currently moving ahead with completing the coordination and developing plans and specifications for the project. “The nation’s small ports and harbors play an important role in local economies, and there is an ongoing need to address the maintenance backlog to ensure they are properly maintained and can continue to provide economic benefit locally, regionally, and nationally,” said Collins. “This is welcome news for the Town of Wells and will help provide economic benefits for the businesses that rely on the Health & Fitness A special section concerning your health... INSIDE: PG 10-14 Wells Harbor will be dredged during the fall and winter of 2013-2014. (courtesy photo) harbor for their operations.” Hurricane Sandy and other winter storms have created a large shoal at the entrance of the jetty to Wells Harbor, largely filling the navigation channel and settling basins, and have filled much of Well Harbor, reducing its viability. According to town officials, during astronomical high tides, many of the slips in the harbor are no longer accessible. The last full dredge of Wells Harbor and the Federal Channel was in 2001, with smaller in- Also check out our special section on business & finance PG 8-9 terim channel dredges received through the Army Corps dredge boat Currituck. The harbor has incrementally been filling in with sand, reducing the 150 moorings to 86 and increasing navigational safety problems. Through the efforts and support of the Maine federal delegation and close working relations with federal and state agencies, permits are in hand and the town is shovel-ready with its local funding match to receive See DREDGE page 6... Puzzles Challenge your mind on our puzzles! PG 30

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