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Vol. 7, No. 2

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

School chief, state: Not up to SAD 75 to promote opposition By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — On Monday, the Board of Selectmen asked School Administrative District 75 to present alternative views about the proposed closing of West Harpswell School. But in an interview Wednesday, SAD 75 Superintendent Mi-

chael Wilhelm said the School Board is not required to publicize any views other than its own. The School Board has voted twice to close the school, but some Harpswell residents believe strongly it should stay open. The board was scheduled

to have a discussion Thursday night about whether to distribute a four-page flier to Harpswell residents that explains the decision to shut down West Harpswell School. The fliers would be distributed in anticipation of a town referendum on Feb. 1.

Harpswell selectmen, including Chairman James Henderson, object to the SAD 75 literature because Harpswell residents pay taxes to support the school district. Therefore, Henderson said, SAD 75 has a responsibility to represent the opinion of Harpswell residents who want

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to keep the school open. “I would think it’s appropriate for any government to ensure that both sides of the issue are identified,” he said. He asserted that SAD 75’s information distribution process See page 17

Filmmaker doing extraordinary work with documentaries By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Like many film aficionados, Louise Rosen has lined the walls of her home office with movie posters. But she has a more personal relationship with the films than the average viewer – her name appears in print along the bottom of many of the posters. Rosen is a producer, distributor and connoisseur of independent, documentary films. She works with filmmakers to find buyers and production companies for their films, providing her own input about what works and what doesn’t along the way. Her clients range from first-time filmmakers to Academy Award nominees. For 15 years she has headed her own film distribution company, which has been based in Brunswick since 2005. Rosen said that while the country’s film hot spots are unequivocally New York and Los Angeles, “increasingly people are making the decision not to necessarily be based in the big metropolitan areas that were once thought to be sort of essential for the media world.” “My feeling was, at this point in my business and my career what I needed was an airport and high-speed inter-

By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Voters next month may be asked to approve a lawsuit settlement that will allow construction of a cellular communications tower the town has been trying to block. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 6 to send three potential warrant items to a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 20. After hearing input the board will decide whether to place those items on the Feb. 16 special Town Meeting warrant. Under the terms of the lawsuit settlement, the town would allow Mariner Tower to install a “monopine” structure – a cell tower camouflaged as a pine tree – at 14 Oak St. The tower would be subject to the specifications and conditions called for in the latest version of Mariner’s application to the Planning Board. Mariner would have to agree

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Documentary film producer and distributor Louise Rosen stands in her Brunswick office in front of a poster from the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, which featured two of her films.

Vietnam vet recounts his psychological journey By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — When Morris Lavallee talks about Peter Davies, a key character in “Cracks in the Wall,” the author is in many ways reflecting on himself. Lavallee’s historical novel is based on his own experiences in the military during the Vietnam War. “It’s a psychological journey,” La-

vallee said. “... It’s really about the causes and effect of post traumatic stress.” Lavallee said his time in Vietnam caused him to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. “Cracks in the Wall” chronicles two key characters: Davies and psychiatrist Dr. Prescott Brown, who are drawn together by fate years after the

war’s end, when Peter is brought to a Morris Lavallee Veterans Administration hospital after of Topsham is the being found standing catatonically at author of “Cracks in the Wall,” a the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in novel based on his Washington, D.C. experience in the “Sociologically, they’re polar oppoVietnam War. sites. But they’re not,” Lavallee said. Davies is a draftee from poor beginnings, while Brown is “Boston blue See page 16

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................14 Classifieds......................18 Community Calendar......15

Meetings.........................15 Obituaries.........................9 Opinion.............................6 People & Business.........10

Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................23 Sports.............................13

Winter weather can’t keep the heat off the court Page 13

Decline in design work leads to BIW layoffs Page 5

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Composition of a lifetime PSO helps Freeport composer celebrate 75 years

Composer Elliott Schwartz with his newest composition, “Diamond Jubilee,” which will be premiered by the Portland Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 25. The work is a celebration of Schwartz’s 75th birthday and examines his life and historical events in three movements, each representing 25 years.

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By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — Composer Elliott Schwartz is turning 75 next week and he’s inviting the Portland Symphony Orchestra and 1,900 of his closest friends to help him celebrate. Schwartz’s composition, “Diamond Jubilee,” was recently commissioned by the PSO and will have its world premiere at the symphony’s Jan. 25 concert at Merrill Auditorium. Schwartz, who lives in Freeport, said he didn’t set out to write a birthday piece, but that was how it came together. “I started out with fragments of my own early music,” Schwartz said. “There’s a four-note motto from the first piece I wrote that I heard performed by an orchestra. That is developed and becomes part of the rest of the piece.” Schwartz, who taught music and composition for years at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, said “Diamond Jubilee” is divided into three movements, each representing 25 years of his life and the historical events that occurred during those years. Each movement begins with a solo performed by one of the PSO’s long-

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standing members: clarinetist Thomas Parchman, violist Laurie Kennedy and horn player John Boden. During the performance, Schwartz said iconic images and words representing each of the 25-year time periods will be projected onto a screen above the stage. “It’s like a slide-show,” Schwartz said. He selected photos as iconic as an atomic bomb mushroom cloud, and photos of old cars and telephones, and a few photos of himself as a baby and on his wedding day. He even included a photo from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City, which he attended as a young boy. “My first memory is of the World’s Fair. It was the world of the future,” he said with a chuckle. Schwartz is known as an adventurous composer. In a previous composition for the PSO, he called for a piano and pianist to set up in the front of the orchestra, but the pianist never actually played the instrument. “Musicians in the orchestra would get

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serial composers Anton Webern and Alban Berg on the prevailing compositional style, Schwartz continued to write tonal music, adopting only a few aspects of atonal serialism and chance music. He became fascinated with French and English early 20th century composers, who pushed tonality in a different way than their German counterparts. In the 1970s he experimented with electronic music, but lost interest when electronic music moved from tapes to computers. “I liked doing things with my hands, like splicing the tapes,” Schwartz said. “I need something tactile.” Plus, he said, computers just didn’t make as interesting sounds as instruments. So he moved back to exploring ways to compose based on themes from others’ works or from his life. He became inspired recently by a group of students continued page 4

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Brunswick principal wins Catholic education award By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — When Principal Andree Benoit Tostevin is having a stressful day at school, she knows exactly what to do. She heads to the kindergarten classrooms at St. John’s Catholic School, she said, to visit with “our little guys, the 4-year-olds.” “They just bring it all back, they put it in perspective” Tostevin said. “It’s just about kids and learning and great teachers.” It’s hard not to be wowed by Tostevin’s obvious love for her job. Phrases like “kids are amazing” and “every day something wonderful happens” just bubble up and out of her. And now, after 33 years as a principal, her compassion and commitment to education have landed her the Distinguished Principal Award from the National Catholic Education Association for New England. Tostevin is modest when discussing the award. “I’m very humbled by it,” she said. She said she believes the award belongs to St. John’s, which she describes as “a great little school.” “(The award) is about the school as a community,” Tostevin said, “and I happen to be the leader of this community.” Before coming to St. John’s six years ago, Tostevin served as principal of St. Joseph School in Lewiston. Before that she was a principal in Bath, where she was named a distinguished educator by Get a new look for the New Year!

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the Maine State Department of Education. While ultimately feeling more at home in a Catholic school, Tostevin said she is grateful to have worked in public schools for the opportunity to experience different styles of education. “I haven’t spent my whole life working in Catholic schools, and that’s a blessing,” she said. Tostevin spent many years as a teacher before making the jump to administra-

tion. While she loved teaching, she said she prefers her role now because it offers more variety. “I have to have change every day, something has to be new. That’s how I thrive. The classroom is wonderful, but think of how many age groups I work with now?” she said. Tostevin said she embraces all aspects of her job, even the parts that others might find daunting, like budgeting. She said she has enjoyed learning “how to work with a little bit of money and make that money go a little longer and further. ... It’s just fun, it’s fun for me.” She also loves working with students who misbehave. “Very few kids are really difficult,” she said. “Kids need to know that they have control over what they do,” Tostevin said. “And when the light bulb goes on and you see a change in them, that’s really very special.” While it’s possible to hear the smile in Tostevin’s voice when she talks about how much she loves her students, she turns serious when talking about her duties as an educator. “It’s an awesome responsibility people who work in schools with kids have,” she said, “and I take that very seriously.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net

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Brunswick councilors consider ‘vision’ of downtown master plan By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Town councilors expressed their initial reactions to the newly minted Downtown and Pleasant Street Master Plan at Monday’s Town Council workshop. Councilor Margo Knight, who chaired the committee that drafted the plan, encouraged councilors to “focus on the vision, and how we can get there,” rather than getting caught up on the details. That vision includes making Maine and Pleasant Streets safer for pedestrians and drivers, increasing the livability of downtown residential neighborhoods, marketing the town’s assets to visitors and attracting new businesses to the town. Many councilors voiced their support for both the plan and the idea of focusing

on the big picture. “I think that Brunswick has got to have a plan like this,” Councilor Ben Tucker said. “If you don’t have a plan then how are we going to bring out the best in the town and make people aware of what we have and improve it?” Still, some councilors got caught up in some of the plan’s detailed recommendations. Councilor John Perreault objected to a proposal to pave downtown sidewalks with “concrete pavers,” or simulated brick, instead of asphalt, arguing that it is significantly more expensive. And Tucker wondered, “how is a parking garage near Fort Andross better than any other place?”

Other councilors worried that the plan makes unnecessary demands of small business owners, whose views are not necessarily represented by councilors. Chairwoman Joanne King expressed concern that “some of the recommendations seem to be very personal, like we’re going to tell these owners they need to fix their yard or driveway. How do you do that? Some of these people that are affected might read this document and be alarmed.” Knight responded that nothing would be forced on anyone, and that each recommendation would be carefully scrutinized and voted on by the council before being implemented. In addition, she suggested inviting small business owners to sit in as ad-hoc members of committees.

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Toward the end of the workshop, Jim Trusiani, the vice chairman of the Topsham Board of Selectmen who was sitting in on the meeting, reminded the Brunswick councilors of the regional implications of their decisions. “It’s not just the town of Brunswick’s vision, it’s a regional vision,” he said. He cautioned councilors against spending time arguing over recommendations that he believed are unlikely to come to fruition, like the construction of a parking garage next to Fort Andross. “Make sure that all your visions at the end of the day can be reached, in terms of regulatory requirements,” he said.

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About 130 jobs to be cut by Bath Iron Works By Alex Lear BATH — Bath Iron Works announced Jan. 7 that it would lay off about 130 employees as of Jan. 21. The employees include salaried and unionized workers, according to a statement issued by BIW President Jeff Geiger, who blamed the reductions on a decline in demand for design work. “We have been fortunate over the last several years to have had the responsibility to develop the DDG 1000,” Geiger said, referring to the Zumwalt-class destroyer built for the U.S. Navy. “A lead ship design project such as this occurs very infrequently and generates a demand for technical resources far above normal levels. We’re now beyond the peak of the DDG 1000 design effort and the high demand for these resources is declining.” He said the shipyard anticipated the decline and created additional design and engineering opportunities that reduced the number of jobs eliminated.

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The agony of the feet If the stock market had the same rate of growth as my children’s feet, we’d really be living large. Today I had the pleasure of, once again, making the annual pilgrimage to the ski shop; to grimace as the ski shop boys (can they really No Sugar be called men when they say things like “dude” and “that’s a really nice set-up you’ve got there”) placed the foot-measuring devices lovingly under each of my sons’ feet. I say lovingly because, indeed, the ski shop owner must get a toasty feeling in his heart every time I show up at his doorstep. Every centimeter those feet grow equals another hour on a Caribbean vacation. As Sandi Amorello ski shop boy would say: “Sweet!” Generally, when we go through this ritual, I hold my breath and feign blindness. Today, I got off easy. Amazingly, the first child’s ski boots (the one with the “really nice set-up” going on), still fit him from the previous season. Even though they were indeed purchased last year in a size that was meant to last him through two seasons, one is still generally shocked when this impossible dream comes true. It’s like winning the lottery. Or a free turkey at Thanksgiving.

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Child No. 2, Charles, has thus far in his young life grown at the rate of a small cactus. Just enough each year for the pediatrician to give him the green light, while secretly wondering whether I am feeding him on a consistent basis. Yet, in spite of this non-spectacular rate of physical maturing, his feet always seem to grow at a rate more proportionate to his hair. So, yes, this year, (even though last year’s snowboarding boots were meant to last two seasons), we are once again forced into – drum roll please – the next size. This not only means the next size boots, but the next size bindings. Ka-ching. I can hear the coins draining out of my piggy bank as I type. I’ve considered the ancient Chinese method of foot bondage, or perhaps forcing my offspring to spend their free hours sporting those torturous prima ballerina shoes and walking around “en pointe,” (clearly, dancing on one’s toes must hinder foot growth), but I just haven’t had it in me to be quite that cruel. Besides, someone would report me to the authorities. Most PTA mothers are just waiting to find something that will force the good people at DHHS to lock me up and throw away the key. Foot bondage might do it. Having to outfit growing children with athletic footwear and apparel is one of the banes of parenthood. Luckily for me, my eldest child, Ophelia, has now completed her growth cycle. Unless she begins eating copious quantities of McDonald’s food in the near future, I don’t see her getting much larger than her current proportions. And her feet stopped growing years ago.

(An event so heartwarming, it brought tears to my eyes.) With the exception of skiing and snowboarding, if a sport requires the purchase of additional footwear, I say, “Just say no!” Basketball sneakers for $95? No. Track shoes with inflatable soles for $140? No. It’s not that I am completely against organized sports. But, unless my child is head over heels in love with something like baseball, football or hockey – forget it. It’s not happening. I have seen the deal go down too many times. The little minxes want to play the sport to buy the rockin’ sneakers. Before the forms have even been filled out, before the ink is even dry on the liability waiver, they’re talking about the cool sporting footwear they’ll be requiring. Well. Forget that one. What happened to Converse All-Stars? What happened to multi-purpose footwear? My son Harold is not going to be the next Olympic sprinter. I know this, because I have trouble even getting him to take in the mail. I am certainly not spending money on running shoes that could be used to feed a family of four for a week. If the shoe fits, wear it. And send a wish to the Universe that it lasts for more than one sporting season. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at sandi@irreverentwidow.com. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/78419

Poets: Resolve, not rage, after slight by LePage By Joshua Bodwell I admit I was quite surprised when Gov. Paul LePage’s camp announced that no poetry would be read at his inauguration. As the executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance – a 35-year-old nonprofit devoted to enriching the cultural life of Maine by supporting the literary arts – I paused when I heard this. Then I looked in the mirror and I asked myself: Have I been doing my job?

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Let me be unequivocally clear: I don’t agree with the decision to banish poetry from the inauguration. But perhaps we – and I mean the greater “we,” those of us who love poetry and literature – haven’t been loud enough promoters as of late. In this age of up-to-the-minute, 24/7, multi-channel coverage of every global news story imaginable, I can perhaps understand why poetry has faded into the background of American political priorities. And so, I look forward to helping the LePage administration embrace not only Maine’s rich literary legacy, but also its proud contemporary writers and poets. So let me begin with a brief history lesson. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born in Portland in 1807, became one of the most famous writers in America when “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie” was published in 1847. When “Paul Revere’s Ride” came out in 1860,

that Boston silversmith, rebel, and American hero had been largely forgotten; today, Revere’s patriotism is ingrained in our nation’s very sense of self. Longfellow. Poet. History-maker. Maine boy. Then there’s Edwin Arlington Robinson, born in Head Tide in Lincoln County, who won three Pulitzer prizes in poetry. Rockland native Edna St. Vincent Millay was the third woman to ever win the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. When Louise Bogan became the United States poet laureate in 1945, I’m sure they were celebrating in her hometown of Livermore Falls. But Maine’s poetic prowess is not only historical, it is alive and thriving. One need look no further than our current Maine poet laureate, Betsy Sholl, and her engaging, accessible, vitally important work. Or the work of continued next page

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Dodge doesn’t deserve newspaper’s attention I was surprised that tea party activist Andrew Ian Dodge merited a major article in The Forecaster. What does he have to offer the state of Maine besides sassy quotes and a belligerent manner? Dodge’s stance as a libertarian is facilitated, it seems, by significant financial and housing support from his family. Put bluntly, it doesn’t seem he has to work, unlike the vast majority of Mainers. Perhaps I should not be surprised as media darling Christine O’ Donnell, Delaware’s senatorial candidate, possessed similar “credentials” – a sassy attitude and no real job. In fact, O’ Donnell made media creation Sarah Palin look like Ralph Waldo Emerson. Call me old-fashioned, but I believe that candidates for national office should possess real substance, real experience and real solution to real problems – not just glib quotes for a media all too eager to feed an unthinking populace. David Treadwell Brunswick

Forum from previous page Adrian Blevins, Annie Finch, Richard Foerster, Stuart Kestenbaum, Wesley McNair, Ira Sadoff, Lee Sharkey, Jeffrey Thomson, and countless others. But I could go on all day naming Maine’s incredibly talented poets. You know who they are – as Betsy Sholl recently reminded me, everybody reads Maine’s poetry: nurses, farmers, teachers, mechanics, police officers, fisherman, and recent immigrants. It has always been an inclusive art, not an exclusive one. I am not going to spend even a moment stewing over or complaining about the unfortunate decision to exclude poetry from this gubernatorial inauguration, other than to mention that there is a reason why poetry has been with us since the dawn of civilization, and why we still read and recite the poetry of Homer to this day – while hardly anyone knows who governed Greece during his lifetime. Poetry endures. Instead of stewing, I’m going to spend every moment of my time spreading the word and celebrating the power of Maine’s writers and great works of literature. I hope you’ll join me. Joshua Bodwell is executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

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Caught in the middle of media wars Last year at this time, FairPoint Communications, our bankrupt phone company, was threatening to disconnect 20,000 Great Works Internet customers (The Universal Notebook, Jan. 18, 2010) after jacking up its line rate for unused fiberoptic cable from $50 a mile to $1,100 a mile and then claiming GWI owed it $3 million. This year, FairPoint The Universal is only threatening to disconnect 1,700 GWI customers, those unfortunate few like myself who receive GWI broadband Internet service over a FairPoint phone line. Last year, FairPoint blinked. This year, given the small number of consumers involved, I wouldn’t be surprised if FairPoint makes good on its threat to cut off Edgar Allen Beem GWI once the contract between the two companies expires on Feb. 28. On Dec. 29, I received an e-mail from GWI informing me that “We have recently been notified that your telephone provider is no longer willing to share their lines. This will likely cause you to lose access to your GWI Broadband Internet service.” I called GWI to ask whether the warring telecom companies might work out their differences as they did last year. A GWI rep told me “not a chance.” I then called FairPoint with the same question. I was told the companies “may decide to extend the contract, but no decision has been made.” In the meantime, I’m told that I should make new arrangements to preserve my Internet access. GWI would like me to make it both my telephone company and my Internet provider. FairPoint doesn’t seem to give a damn what I do. If I am forced to choose between GWI and FairPoint, I’ll probably choose Time Warner. I like having a Maine-based Internet provider, but I’m sick and tired of being a pawn in the games telecoms play. Time Warner, of course, is currently in a media war of its own, another in which customers

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are caught in the cross-hairs. Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns local CBS affiliate WGMETV, has been trying to get Time Warner Cable to pay it a dime for every subscriber in order to carry Channel 13. Historically, broadcast stations have provided their programming free of charge because cable viewers enable them to increase their viewership and therefore charge more for their advertising. But ad revenues are falling for old media, so Sinclair would like to recover some of the lost revenue by charging more for its signal. Last week, the Time Warner-Sinclair standoff threatened to deny local viewers access to the New England Patriots game, but Time Warner managed to disarm Sinclair by arranging to get the CBS network feed. Suddenly, Sinclair was only holding WGME news anchor Kim Block for ransom, not Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Sinclair wisely extended the deadline for disconnecting Time Warner customers from Jan. 1 to Jan. 14. My guess is that Sinclair will cave in when it realizes that threatening to pull the local news is not as powerful a bargaining chip as threatening to pull the Pats and “How I Met Your Mother.” You know what would be nice though? If Sinclair just sold WGME and got out of town. Sinclair is a conservative media giant that seems to cause problems wherever it goes. Most of the stations it owns around the country are Fox network affiliates. Only two are CBS affiliates. I’ve felt sorry for the folks at WGME ever since Sinclair acquired them. But you know who I feel more sorry for? You and me, the paying customers caught in the middle of these needless media wars. OK FairPoint, GWI, Time Warner and Sinclair, so you have contract disputes. Grow up, get your acts together and settle them privately. Stop fighting your money-grubbing battles on the backs of your customers. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/78428

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1/3 at 9:12 a.m. Christopher Donald Grant, 22, of Lubee Lane, Topsham, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and violating condition of release. 1/6 at 4:53 p.m. Lynette Hanna, 33, of Bath Road, was arrested on a warrant. 1/7 at 12:56 p.m. Tabitha Brockett, 30, of Harpswell Island Road, Harpswell, was arrested on a warrant. 1/7 at 10:22 p.m. Mark Kelley, 35, transient, was arrested on a warrant. 1/8 at 4:59 p.m. Lucas Elwell, 29, of Potter St, was arrested on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon and criminal threatening. 1/9 at 9:41 p.m. Jason Gilliam, 28, of Woolwich, was arrested on a warrant.

Summonses 1/3 at 5:26 p.m. Ashley Bouchard, 27, of 444 Brown's Point Road, Bowdoinham, was issued a summons on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 1/6 at 8:18 a.m. Thomas DiMauro, 54, of Farnham Point Road, East Boothbay, was issued a summons on a charge of possession of a suspended or fictitious license. 1/6 at 10:55 p.m. Rodney Kenneybrew Jr., 21, of Range Road, was issued a summons on a charge of possession of marijuana. 1/7 at 12:07 p.m. Lee Weiss, 43, of Overmiller Drive, Woolwich, was issued a summons on a charge of failure to register vehicle.

1/6 at 7:37 a.m. A caller reported a possible burglary at MacMillan House, a Bowdoin College dorm on McKeen Street. Police reportedly discovered several second floor doors had been kicked in, and somebody had gone through the dorm rooms. Police are unsure if anything was taken, as the students are still on winter break. They believe the suspect entered the main building through a window.

An eye for an eye 1/7 at 11:43 a.m. A caller from the Scientology Church on Lincoln Street called to complain about trash bags being dumped on their steps. The caller identified the suspect as the owner of a nearby restaurant, who police found checking his own dumpster. The owner said people are always throwing their trash into his dumpster, which he pays to have emptied, and he has taken to returning the trash to its rightful owner. He believed some of the trash belonged to the Scientology Church, and left it on their steps.

Fire calls 1/3 at 10:09 a.m. Inspections on Federal Street. 1/5 at 10:37 a.m. Inspections on Blueberry Lane. 1/5 at 6:48 p.m. Citizen assist on Blueberry Lane. 1/5 at 7:12 p.m. Citizen assist on Blueberry Lane. 1/6 at 9:22 a.m. Citizen assist on Rocky Hill Road. 1/7 at 12:42 p.m. Follow-up investigation on Old Bath Road.

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Topsham Arrests 1/6 at 11:35 p.m. Josef Everhart, 29, of Stonewall Lane, was arrested by Sgt. Mark Gilliam on a charge of operating under the influence. 1/6 Edward Grant, 39, of Main Street, was arrested by Det. Mark LaFountain on a charge of failure to comply with sex offender registration.

Summonses There were no summonses reported from Jan. 3-10.

Watch out for that tree 1/8 at 9:11 p.m. Police responded to a vehicle accident on Middlesex Road, in which a Topsham man reportedly driving a Chevrolet pickup truck during a snowstorm tried to pass another vehicle, lost control of his own, and struck a mailbox and tree. Damage to the truck totaled about $7,500, and the driver, Joshua McDermott, 22, was transported to Mid Coast Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Lt. Chris Lewis said alcohol and speed appear to have been factors in the accident; charges are pending.

Fire calls 1/5 at 8:59 a.m. Odor of smoke in building on Eagle's Way. 1/6 at 10:50 p.m. Fire alarm on Topsham Fair Mall Road. 1/8 at 9:11 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Middlesex Road. 1/9 at 4:21 p.m. Possible illegal burn on River Road. 1/9 at 7:06 p.m. Smoke alarm on Finch Drive. 1/10 at 10:11 a.m. Mutual aid to West Bath.

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Reid Perkins, 90: Passion for music, dancing BATH — Reid Perkins, 90, died Jan. 2 surrounded by family, friends and the staff at Hill House Assisted Living Facility. Born in Bath Oct. 5, 1920, son of Capt. Charles W. Perkins Sr., and Katherine E. (Morse) Perkins and graduated from Bath schools. He worked at Bath Iron Works as a machinist until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. On Nov. 8, 1941, he married Irene Lucille Gilbert in Bath, where they lived and raised a family. From Oct. 8, 1943, he served aboard the U.S.S. Wyoming until he was honorably discharged on June 5, 1945. For 43 years he worked for the telephone company until he retired in 1982. With a passion for singing and dancing, he enjoyed performing at the Minstrel, High Fever Folly, and Cancer Crusade shows. He was a 53-year member of the Corliss Street Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. His hobbies included boating on the Kennebec, taking long walks on Popham Beach and Saturday night dances. He was predeceased by his wife, two brothers and a sister. He is survived by three children, Sandra J. Naumchick and her husband Ronald of West Forks, Capt. Michael R. Perkins and his wife Marie of Fair Hope, Ala., and Diane L. Delano and her husband Clinton of West Bath; 17 grandchildren; 43 greatgrandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on July 17 at 11 a.m. at the family plot off Barry’s Mill Road in West Bath. A celebration of his life will follow the service. Memorial donations may be made to Operation Smile, P.O. Box 5017, Hagerstown, MD 21741-9716, or to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04101. To share thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit desmondfuneralhomes.com.

ters, Stepheni Wallace of Germany, Missy Manguno and husband Bart of Bethlehem, Penn., Kelly Younkin of Stowe, Penn., and Keri Stelmack of Baltimore, Md.; several grandchildren; two brothers, Gary Wallace of Phippsburg and Kevin Wallace of Brunswick, and six sisters, Harriet York of Brunswick, Grace Moore, Janet Wyman, and Natalie Alexander, all of Phippsburg, Sandra Anderson and Jean Wallace, both of Brunswick; two stepdaughters, Alicia Moreau and husband Brandon of Whitefield, and Heather Gilliam of Bath; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held last week. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the Jerry Wallace Jr., Memorial Fund c/o, Savings Bank of Maine, 137 Maine St., Brunswick, ME 04011. Memorial condolences may be expressed and a video tribute viewed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

Her hobbies included playing cards, Bernard and Robert Hart. candlepin bowling, golf and traveling. Surviving are two children, her daughShe was predeceased by a son, Joseph ter Carla K. Lovett of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Burton in 1999, a brother, Frank Forgiel, and her son Kirk G. Favreau of Topsham; and three sisters, Stephanie Nadeau, Pauline two sisters, Beverly Chesnutt of Las Mlyniec, and Helen DiCaprio. Vegas, Nev., and Joyce Klimko of RichSurviving are her husband of 70 years, mond, and two brothers, Richard Hart of Joseph; her son Kenneth and his wife Topsham and Roger Hart of Brunswick; Jeanne of Brunswick; three grandchildren, three grandchildren; and many nieces and William Burton, Brian Burton, and Jamie nephews. Burton Alexander; and eight great-grandA graveside service is planned for May children. at Rogers Cemetery in Topsham. Memorial services were held earlier this Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral week. LN_December_Falmouth Forecaster_2.375inx3.5in Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. Obituaries policy Memorial donations may be made to Obituaries are news stories, compiled, written and edited by CHANS Hospice, 60 Baribeau Dr., BrunsThe Forecaster staff. There is no charge for publication, but wick, ME 04011 or to St. John’s School, 37 obituary information must be provided or confirmed by a fuPleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011. neral home or mortuary. Our preferred method for receiving obituary information is by email to obits@theforecaster.net, Memorial condolences can be expressed although faxes to 781-2060 are also acceptable. The deadto the family online at brackettfuneralhome. line for obituaries is noon Monday the week of publication. com.

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Jennie A. Burton, 93 BRUNSWICK — Jennie A. Burton, 93, died Jan. 6 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in West Warwick, R.I., on Jan. 3, 1918, she was a daughter of Jacob and Katherine Forgiel and attended local schools. On May 4, 1940, she married Joseph Burton Burton. In 1958 they moved to Brunswick where they owned and operated Fatboy Drive In on Bath Road for 28 years until retiring in 1984. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, a member of the Brunswick Emblem Club, the Daughters of Isabella and the 1918 Club.

TOPSHAM — Ruth H. Favreau, 82, died Jan. 8 at her home after a short illness. On May 11, 1928, she was born in Topsham, a daughter of Irene Williams Hart, and attended Topsham and Brunswick schools. She and her husFavreau band, Felix, ran Favreau’s Greenhouse, and for many years she enjoyed farming and gardening with her husband and selling milk, eggs, flowers, and vegetables. She was a communicant at the Brunswick Church of the Nazarene. She is predeceased by her husband, Felix, and four brothers, James, Donald,

Jerry E. Wallace Jr., 68 ORR’S ISLAND — Jerry E. Wallace Jr., 68, died Jan. 4 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Born Oct. 25, 1942, in Bath, the son of Jerry Sr. and Hazel Smith Wallace, he was educated in Phippsburg schools. After he graduated from Morse High School he entered the U.S. Army. He worked as a fisherman for most of his life and was also a handyman. His hobbies included hunting, playing cards and spending time with his family. He especially enWallace, Jr. joyed the many summer visits from his grandchildren. Well-known for his jokes, his family and friends enjoyed his sense of humor. He attended the United Methodist Church of Orr’s Island. His brother Joseph Wallace and sister Diane Wallace predeceased him. He is survived by his wife Christi of Orr’s Island; a son, Christian Wallace and wife Shelby of Biloxi, Miss., and four daugh-

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Habitat for Humanity orientation upcoming BATH — Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine this spring will be building a three-unit condominium development in downtown Brunswick and a single-family home on Middlesex Road in Topsham. Those interested in applying must attend an orientation meeting on Jan. 29. Applicants must currently live or work in Sagadahoc or Lincoln counties or the towns of Brunswick or Harpswell. They must earn less than 80 percent of the area median income ($49,280 for a family of four) and currently live in substandard housing. Once qualified, each adult in the household must be willing to contribute 200 hours of sweat equity building homes, working in the ReStore, or in the administrative offices in Bath. For orientation details, please call Sharon Oehmig at the Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine at 386-5081 for details.

Sagadahoc groups earn volunteer awards TOPSHAM — Ten Sagadahoc groups were recently presented with the 2010 Spirit of America Foundation Award for outstanding volunteerism at the Sagada-

hoc County Spirit of America ceremony. Recipients include Friends of Doubling Point Light of Arrowsic, for raising over $100,000 to repair and preserve the historic landmark; Oasis Dental Clinic of Bath, for providing free dental services for uninsured, low-income patients; West Bowdoin Baptist Church of Bowdoin for Haitian relief efforts and sponsoring a food pantry and clothing bank; Second Baptist Church of Bowdoinham for providing food, supplies, and heating fuel aid to the needy; Georgetown Historical Society for its museum, library and youth programs, and hosting a bi-annual festival; Phippsburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for hosting events for state firefighters’ general support; Enterprise Grange No. 48 of Richmond for performing numerous community service projects over the years; Topsham Grange No. 37 for its school dictionary project, and gift-giving to nursing homes; West Bath Historical Society for restoring the historic Littlefield School; and Chop Point Inc. of Woolwich, for running school and summer community service camps for youth. For more information on the Maine Spirit of America, a chapter of Spirit of America Foundation, please visit spiroaf. com.

Send us your news People & Business is compiled by our news assistant, Heather Gunther, who can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 115. Announcements should be e-mailed to people@theforecaster.net.

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New Hires, Promotions Portland’s Downtown District has hired Sayre English as its special events and public relations manager. Melissa Fochesato of Brunswick has been appointed ACCESS Health and Substance Abuse Prevention Director at Mid Coast Hospital. The Creative Portland Corporation and the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance have jointly named Jennifer Hutchins as the new full-time executive director for both organizations. Brown & Meyers, an e-transcription and records management company in Portland, has hired Edward Martinson as regional sales manager for the new records management portfolio. The Selectmen of the Town of Chebeague Island recently appointed Eric Dyer as town administrator effective Jan. 2, succeeding Scott Seaver. Holly Frost, APRN, CNM, has joined the clinical staff at Women to Women health care clinic in Yarmouth. Leonardo’s Pizza, located at 415 Forest Ave., Portland, has promoted Chris Hathaway from assistant manager to store manager. Elizabeth McNally has joined the team of providers at Portland Chiropractic Neurology and will be working with Aaron MacArthur to offer migraine headache relief, pain management and mobility treatment. Jeffrey Hodgdon has been promoted from sous chef to head chef at The Salt Exchange restaurant in Portland. Hodgdon has replaced outgoing chef Jacob Jasinski, who accepted an executive sous chef position at Patina restaurant in Los Angeles. Wolfe’s Neck Farm has appointed Tod

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Action heats up as winter season hits midway point As we near the midway point of the winter sports season, local athletes in all sports continue to impress. Here’s a look at where things stand.

Boys’ basketball If the playoffs started today, Mt. Ararat would be the only local boys’ basketball team to qualify. The Eagles entered the week 5-3 and seventh in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings after wins over visiting Messalonskee (39-26) and host Lewiston (53-47, in OT). Against the Blue Devils, Josh Walker had 20 points as Mt. Ararat rallied to triumph. “This was an incredible basketball game,” said coach Aaron Watson. “We used great defense in overtime, limiting the Blue Devils to just one shot per possession and we were able to move the ball around to get open looks.” The Eagles hosted reigning regional champion Edward Little Tuesday, welcome Morse Friday and go to Brunswick Monday. Brunswick improved to 4-3 with wins last week over host Lawrence (52-49) and Erskine (58-36), then dropped a 64-63 heartbreaker at home to Edward Little Monday to fall to 4-4. The Dragons (12th in Eastern A) hosted Cony Tuesday, visit Oxford Hills Friday and welcome Mt. Ararat Monday. Morse is 0-9 after losses at Bangor (60-21) and Edward Little (71-31) last week. The Shipbuilders (15th in the region) play at Mt. Ararat Friday and welcome Oxford Hills Tuesday. In Western D, Hyde lost last week at A. R. Gould (43-26) and Valley (61-27), then got in the win column Monday at Hebron (45-29) to improve to 1-3. After hosting Gould Academy Wednesday, the Phoenix (13th in the Heals) are idle until next Wednesday when they go to North Yarmouth Academy.

Girls’ basketball On the girls’ side, Morse remains the top team in Eastern A at 9-0 after downing visiting Bangor (52-36) and Edward Little (59-47). The Shipbuilders return to action Friday at home versus Mt. Ararat and visit Oxford Hills Tuesday. Mt. Ararat is 4-4 and sixth after beating host Messalonskee (45-27) and visiting Lewiston (46-21) last week. The Eagles visited Edward Little Tuesday, go to Morse Friday and host Brunswick Monday. The Dragons downed visiting Erskine, 66-40, Friday, but lost

Brunswick’s Lydia Caputi swats away an Erskine shot. The Dragons improved to 5-2 with the win.

St. Dom’s (95-50), but lost to Lewiston (91-74). The Eagles go to Gardiner Friday.

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Brunswick sophomore Dakota Foster goes to the post through Erskine Academy traffic on Friday night during the Dragons’ 64-40 home win.

at Edward Little, 48-38, Monday, to fall to 4-4 on the year. Brunswick (ninth in the region) was at Cony Tuesday, welcomes Oxford Hills Friday, then goes to Mt. Ararat Monday. In Western D, Hyde 1-3 after losses last week to visiting Old Orchard Beach (51-33) and host Valley (42-20). The Phoenix (12th in the region) hosted Hebron Wednesday and welcome Islesboro Friday and NYA Wednesday of next week.

Hockey On the ice, Brunswick and Mt. Ararat’s boys’ teams are fighting for a playoff spot. The Dragons are on a threegame winning streak after downing host Skowhegan (5-1) and after visiting Cony (4-3, in OT). Brunswick (4-5 and eighth in Eastern A) was at Lewiston Wednesday and visits Gardiner Saturday. The Eagles are 10th with a 2-4-1 record after sandwiching losses to host Skowhegan (52) and Gray-New Gloucester/ Poland (3-2) around a home victory over Cony (1-0). Mt. Ararat hosts Windham Saturday and Skowhegan Monday.

On the girls’ side, Brunswick is 5-6-1 after recent wins over host Biddeford (5-1) and visiting Portland (6-3). The Dragons (fourth in the East Region) hosted Lewiston Thursday and visit Yarmouth Saturday.

Track Brunswick’s girls’ indoor track team was first and the boys second at a seven-team meet Friday. Mt. Ararat’s girls beat five other teams and the boys placed runner-up. The teams compete against each other, as well as Belfast, Cony, Gardiner, Lewiston and Mt. View Friday.

Swimming In the pool, Brunswick’s girls tied host Belfast last weekend, 50-50. The boys lost, 59-41. After swimming at Cony Tuesday, the Dragons go to Gardiner Friday. Morse split with visiting Waterville, as the girls rolled, 122-45, and the boys fell, 89-78. The Shipbuilders go to Camden Friday. Mt. Ararat swam against St. Dom’s and Lewiston its last time out. The boys beat the Blue Devils (88-78) and the Saints (107-40). The girls downed

Mt. Ararat’s Nordic ski team took part in a meet against Boothbay, Camden Hills and Hampden Academy last week and both the boys’ and girls’ squads came in first.

Wrestling Morse and Mt. Ararat both hosted wrestling meets last weekend.

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The Shipbuilders downed Brewer (48-24) and Lincoln (39-33) and lost to Cony (4128) and Fryeburg (40-39). Morse was home against Mt. Blue Wednesday and visits Medomak Saturday and Skowhegan Monday. The Eagles were victorious over Medomak (54-21) and Winslow (51-30) and lost to Gardiner (39-37). Mt. Ararat went to Cony Wednesday and visits Mt. Blue Saturday.

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This year’s version of Tucker’s Boardercross for Cancer, a fundraiser for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Sugarloaf. The event has raised over $100,000 over the past five years and is the top event for USASA’s Maine Mountain Series. FMI, http:// www.tucksbx.com/TucksBX/ Welcome.html.

Umpire certification classes upcoming The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding umpire certification classes. WMBUA provides baseball umpires for schools and leagues above the Little League level in

Classes run for five Sunday evenings beginning Jan. 30. FMI, 846-5997 or wmbua@maine. rr.com.

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Red hot Ramblin’ Red CD release show Jan. 15

All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to calendar@theforecaster.net, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Mid Coast Books, Authors Tuesday 1/18 “Between the Covers,” new biweekly book discussion group, 2-4 p.m., 45 Green St., Bath, 443-6084.

Wednesday 1/19 Geoffrey Wolff, author of “The Hard Way Around, The Passages of Joshua Slocum,” 12 p.m. book discussion and signing, $3 members; $5 nonmembers, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.

Thursday 1/20 “Writing Down the Bones,” nopressure writing group, 2-4 p.m., 45 Green St., Bath, 443-6084, no writing experience necessary.

Music Sunday 1/16 Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., $15 adult, ages under 18 free, Orion Performing Arts Center, Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, tickets at midcoastsyphony.org, 846-5378 or Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick. Vox Nova Chamber Choir, presents “Sing Me to Heaven,” modern sacred choral music, 3 p.m., $15, Bowdoin Chapel, Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick, 462-5669.

Friday 1/21 Yellow Roman Candles, 7 p.m. doors open, $6-$5, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

Theater/Dance Friday 1/15 Bowdoinham

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Series, 7:30 p.m. beginners workshop, 8-11 p.m. dance, $9, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St., Bowdoinham, 6663090 or 666-3709.

Greater Portland Auditions Musica de Filia New Member Auditions, Women’s Choir: Mondays, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.; Lyric Choir: Tuesdays, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Concert Choir: Tuesdays, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.; Apprentice Choir: Wednesdays, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, 4-5:30 p.m.; Chamber Choir: Thursdays, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., musicadefilia.com, Cyndy, 807-2158.

Books, Authors Saturday 1/15 Maurissa Guibord, author of young adult fantasy “Warped,” 2-4 p.m. book launch party, book reading, free, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723, library. scarborough.me.us. Steff Deschenes, author of self-help book, “The Ice Cream Theory – An Examination of People Through Ice Cream,” 2-4 p.m. book signing, Bull Moose Scarborough Store, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough.

Tuesday 1/18 Port Veritas Poetry Slam, 7 p.m. open mic, 8:15 p.m., Maine Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl, $3 suggested, Blue, Congress St., Portland, portveritas.com.

Thursday 1/20 Andrew Vietze, author of “Becoming Teddy Roosevelt,” 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. lecture, free, open to public, Freeport Community Library, 10

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Films Saturday 1/15 Ann Arbor Film Festival 48th Traveling Tour, 7:30 p.m. Program One; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 Program Two, $7 general/ $5 SPACE members, MECA students, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538. org, 828-5600.

Galleries Monday 1/17 Selected Works from USM’s Juried Student Exhibition, exhibit free, open to the public, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Mondays-Fridays through Feb. 17, Area Gallery, USM’s Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, Carolyn Eyler, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/ gallery.

Wednesday 1/19 “Let Cuba Live:” Paintings by Antonio Guerrero, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program with Vinie Burrows, exhibit through Feb. 18, open to public, USM’s Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 780-4270.

Friday 1/21 ”Where Art and Academics Intersect:” An exhibition of student work from Merriconeag Waldorf School, 6:30-8:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Feb.25, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Music Friday 1/14 Highland Soles, music, dance of Scotland and Cape Breton, 7:30 p.m., $14 adult/ $9 students, seniors, Memorial Hall, Woodfords

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Portland’s all female folk quartet, Ramblin’ Red, is releasing its debut album, “The Acorn EP,” and will celebrate with a special performance Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Mayo contributed Street Arts Center at 10 Mayo St. in Portland. The concert begins at 8 p.m., with opening performances by Portland singer Monique Barrett and bluegrass band FEN. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. More information can be found at mayostreetarts.org, 615-3609. Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-6396, tickets, highlandsoles.com. The Hot Club of Detroit, jazz, 8 p.m. show, $15-$10, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com.

Saturday 1/15 Portland Conservatory of Music Open House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with demos of classical, rock, jazz, Portland Conservatory of Music, Woodfords Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 775-3356 or 318-7465. Ramblin’ Red CD Release Show, with Monique Barrett and FEN, 8 p.m., $8, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Sunday 1/16 Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, 3 p.m., suggested donation, $10 adult/$5 seniors; students free, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 797-8318.

Wednesday 1/19 “Knit-or-Not Night,” live fiddle music by Hope Hoffman, 5:306:30 p.m., with storytellerMichael Parent, Free Grange Music Studio Portland, at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, LucidStage.com, 899-3993.

Theater & Dance Friday 1/14 ”Blood Wedding,” directed by Tess Van Horn, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music, space538.org. “Guys and Dolls Jr.,” presented by Lyman Moore Middle School,

7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 14-15 and Jan. 21-22; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, $10 adults, $5 students, Lyman Moore Middle School, Moore Lyseth Road, Portland. ”Is There Fat in That?” performed by Ellen Domingos, presented by Good Theater, Jan. 13-23; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, and Fridays, $20; 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; extra shows, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, $15; 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, $20; St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883, goodtheater.com. ”The Mousetrap,” murder mystery presented by Portland Players, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14-30; $20 adult/ $18 senior/ $15 student, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org. ”Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 14-15, Jan. 2122, Jan. 28-29, Feb. 4-5; 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6; Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

Saturday 1/15 “Blood Wedding,” directed by Tess Van Horn, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Jan. 13-15, $10, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music, space538.org. ”Guys and Dolls Jr.,” presented by Lyman Moore Middle School, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 14-15 and Jan. 21-22; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, $10 adults, $5 students, Lyman Moore Middle School, Moore Lyseth Road, Portland. ”Is There Fat in That?” performed

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”Tap, Tap, Jazz,” presented by Maine State Ballet, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 15 and Jan. 22, $15, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, tickets, 781-3587, mainestateballet.org.

”Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 14-15, Jan. 2122, Jan. 28-29, Feb. 4-5; 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6; Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

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”Guys and Dolls Jr.,” presented by Lyman Moore Middle School, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 14-15 and Jan. 21-22; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, $10 adults, $5 students, Lyman Moore Middle School, Moore Lyseth Road, Portland.

”Is There Fat in That?” performed by Ellen Domingos, presented by Good Theater, Jan. 13-23; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, and Fridays, $20; 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; extra shows, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, $15; 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, $20; St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883, goodtheater.com.

”The Mousetrap,” murder mystery presented by Portland Players, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14-30; $20 adult/ $18 senior/ $15 student, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.

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Sunday 1/23

The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum, ensemble performance, 2 p.m., free, The Maine Jewish Museum, Etz Chaim Synagogue, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary, 329-9854; snow date 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30.


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Meetings

Wednesday 1/19

Tue. 1/18 12 p.m. Greater Brunswick Housing Authority 12 Stone St. Tue. 1/18 7 p.m. Town Council MSS Wed. 1/19 12 p.m. Brunswick Development Comm. 28 Federal St. Wed. 1/19 5 p.m. Bicycle / Pedestrian Committee MSS Wed. 1/19 6 p.m. A ppointments Sub-Committee 28 Federal St. Wed. 1/19 7 p.m. Recreation Commission MSS Thu. 1/20 7 p.m. Village Review MSS

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Saturday 1/15 Public Spaghetti Supper, 4:306:30 p.m., $7.50 adults, $3.50 children 12 and under, take-outs available, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707. Public Bean Supper to benefit Topsham Trail Riders and Topsham Fair, 4-6 p.m., $7/adults, $3/kids, Topsham Fair Exhibition Hall, Dale Giles, 726-6015.

Sunday 1/16

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Mid Coast Benefits American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kickoff Rally, annual fundraiser launch, 6-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick, Donna Muto 373-3703, Donna.Muto@cancer.org.

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The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.

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1/18 8 a.m. Planning Board Site Visit TO 1/18 3 p.m. Conservation Commission TO 1/18 5:30 p.m. Affordable Housing TO 1/18 5:30 p.m. Mitchell Field Committee TO 1/18 6:30 p.m. MSAD 75 Public Hearing on WHS Closure Harpswell Islands School Wed. 1/19 6:30 p.m. Planning Board TO

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Topsham Tue. 1/18 Thu. 1/20

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Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., suggested donation, adults $6, children under 12 $3, families with children under 12 $15 max, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath.

Guide on the Battle of First Bull Run,” 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

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Tuesday 1/18

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table meeting, speaker Blaikie Hines, “How I Came to Write an Illustrated Atlas and Battlefield

Prostate Cancer Support meeting, speaker, Patient Navigator Jennifer R. Powers, 6:30 p.m., free, open to public, Mid Coast Hospital,

Conference Rooms 1 & 2, next to The Cafe, Sandy, 371-2740.

Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Kids/Family Stuff Monday 1/17 Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., illustrated storytelling for children 5 and older, 10-11:30 a.m., free, Bowdoin College, Main Lounge, Moulton Union, 725-3280.

Greater Portland Call for Donations Donations of Yarn Needed, to benefit the International Womens’ Craft Collective, drop off donations at Refugee and Immigration Services, 250 Anderson St., Portland or call Aimee Bullard, 523-2737.

Benefits Saturday 1/15 ZEMYA in Concert, to benefit Yarmouth Fuel Fund, world folk a cappella, 7:30 p.m., $10, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, 671-4701.

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cents Needed, requires 10 weeks education on local history, architecture, and art, free, Thursday mornings, February 17-April 21, course held at Maine Historical Society, Portland, Greater Portland Landmarks, 774-5561, ext. 120.

Wednesday 1/19

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., hosted by Bardwell Chiropractic, 40 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, 846-1665.

Trauma Intervention Program Citizen Volunteer Open House, learn more about program, meet current TIP volunteers, 6-8:30 p.m., Portland Police Station, 109 Middle St., Portland, Leslie Skillin-Calder, 553-9311.

Sixth Annual Pond Party, hosted by Yarmouth High School Interact Club, to benefit the Community Fuel Assistance Fund, 2-5 p.m. skating, $5 suggested donation, with refreshments, bonfire, music and more, skating pond behind Key Bank, off Main St., Yarmouth.

Gardens & Outdoors

Sunday 1/23

Portland Trails 2011 Winter Walk Series, Fore River Sanctuary, 8:4510 a.m., free, meet at the Udder Place, 428 Brighton Ave., Portland, register at info@trails.org or 7752411, check weather cancellations at trails.org.

“Music for Maddie,” benefit concert for the ALS Association of Northern New England, performance by Emily Ann Cain, Kelly Caufield, Matthew Small, Nicholas Place, 4 p.m., $10, tickets at the door, First Congregational Church of South Portland, UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, Matthew Small, 646-256-0865.

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”Growing Healthy Houseplants,” 10 a.m., free, Skillin’s Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619; and 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3860.

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The Joy of Orchids: Growing, Caring & Repotting, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., free, space limited, pre-registration required at customer service, Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland, 774-7711.

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Lavallee, he explained, and through them he has been able to look at his qualities http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/78662 from page 1 and shortcomings. blood,” the author explained. “They start months and underwent a PTSD therapy “It’s like a catharsis,” he said. “Every going down this path, and the doctor program. He also journaled and spoke time I develop a character, and write him, is really perplexed with Peter because with other veterans who still suffered there’s piece of my insanity that goes there’s something different about him from the war’s impact, years after the last with him, so therefore I’m less insane from the other patients, and he tries to shot was fired. than I was before.” keep getting to the bottom of it.” “It’s a lot about learning about how The 58-year-old was raised in Bath and Lavallee self-published the book last to just deal with today,” Lavallee said. Brunswick and enlisted in the U.S. Navy May, having worked on it for about 15 “... It’s a coping mechanism. It flares up in 1970. He was temporarily transferred sometimes when I don’t enough sleep, to the Marines for almost two years years. “For me, there was a lot of therapy in but I know I have a really good support and served in Laos and Cambodia. He returned to the Navy and completed his it,” he said. “There’s a lot of the character unit around me from friends.” Being able to recognize triggers is service in 1973. of Peter that is me.” EWFor FL--(submit: 1/6/11, insertion: 1/12,important, p/up 1/19/11, Portland only) back on his experience, he too, hep/up said,1/26/11 noting in that “I Thinking one thing, they have both struggled with PTSD. In the early 1990s, Lavallee haven’t had a real episode ... in probably recalled his father saying, while watching Vietnam War footage, that the probwas sent to the Togus VA Medical Center eight or nine years.” The book’s characters are all pieces of lem with television is that the killing is in Augusta, where he stayed for three shown, but not the dying. Lavallee, who will wake up some nights remembering the side of his face being splattered by a fellow soldier’s brain matter, can attest to that sentiment. “War is not a video game,” he said. “People die.”

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Despite the experiences he has endured, Lavallee noted that he “would never want anyone to assume that this is a bitch-fest for me, because it’s not. It’s about an observation.” The conversations in his book stem from those he had with other veterans in the smoking room at the VA hospital. “I just listened,” he said. “I listened and knew that there was something I needed to say, and I wasn’t sure what it was.” Now he has said it. Lavallee said he is humbled by the positive response to the book so far. He is working on two more, one of which is a sequel to “Cracks in the Wall” and covers the journey of Brown, who has been inspired by Davies. “Cracks in the Wall” will soon be available at Borders in Brunswick. Lavallee plans to go on a book-reading tour next month at libraries, book stores and literary groups. People can also find the book on Facebook.

net, and both of them are here,” she said about the decision to move to Brunwick from Boston. Brunswick also seemed like a great place to raise her son, who she adopted from Kazakhstan in 2003. Besides, as a 30-year veteran of the film industry, Rosen said she doesn’t have to go out and search for clients – they come to her. The name recognition allows her to be picky about which films she decides to produce and distribute. She prefers documentary films that are “mission-driven” and deal with social justice, inequality, environmental and international issues. “Documentaries were what really mattered to me,” she said of her decision to exclusively distribute and produce independent non-fiction films. “As sources of news and info become increasingly consolidated, to a great extent, a lot of the other views that are available to people about the world we live in come from independent film makers. And I thought that was something to support and keep vibrant,” she added.

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Looking through some of Rosen’s recent film projects, it’s clear that she takes her mission seriously. Last fall she produced and/or distributed films about topics ranging from the plight of Tibetan nomads to a promise made by the African-American painter Beverly McIver to take care of her mentally disabled sister. When deciding which films to take on, she said she tries to balance being led by her heart and her head. “There are things that touch me that I feel very moved by, and you know what? It’s my own business so I can decide to be led by my heart,” she said. “But fortunately, it’s often the case that those two merge.” Rosen’s decision process seems to work. She has been involved with films that have received Academy Award nominations and have appeared in festivals around the world. And recently, she was awarded an Imaginnaire Award by Imagine Magazine, which covers film, television and new media production in the northeast. Imaginnaires are “creative, innovated, spirited problem solvers,” said Imagine Magazine Publisher Carol Patton. Patton said Rosen is one of the few “super-combination executive producer/ distributors” in the northeast. “She is doing extraordinary work that very few others in our region are doing,” Patton said. Rosen traveled to Boston on Tuesday to accept her trophy. And this time the award is just for her, not a film she helped to create. Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net.


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adamant that SAD 75 is not required to present any opposing views.

from page 1 is biased because it only presents its own perspective on the issue. Harpswell resident Robert McIntyre, a vocal opponent of the decision to close West Harpswell School, acquired a copy of a proposed SAD 75 mailing at last Comment on this story at:

“We have no legal obligation to put the opposing view of any organization in any information we send out regarding district initiatives,” he said. When asked if he thought the information being distributed is “one-sided,” as alleged by McIntyre, Wilhelm said, “It is, they’re right!”

week’s Comprehensive Strategic Planning Committee meeting.

“The board has decided they would like to close the school, and they’re providing information why. Of course it’s one-sided. It’s the board’s publication.”

He said the information is “an advocacy document. I can think of only one of their claims that would stand up to positive scrutiny.”

A spokesman for the Maine Department of Education confirmed Wilhelm’s position on distribution of alternative perspectives.

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David Connerty-Marin, DOE director So far, selectmen have not received of communications, said there is no law a reply from Wilhelm regarding their that says a school administrative district request. But on Wednesday, he was must present both sides of an issue.

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from page 1 that the tower would never be extended above 75 feet, and the company would reimburse Topsham for $10,000 in attorney fees. Planning Director Rich Roedner said the fees are currently about $14,000. Town Meeting voters may also see a supplemental warrant item that will be discussed if residents reject the settlement. They would be asked to raise and appropriate up to $150,000 from the town’s fund balance or through borrowing for legal fees.

ing. While the board did not allow public comment last week, Chairman Ronald Riendeau encouraged residents to voice their thoughts at next week’s hearing. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net.

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“They want to explain to the public why they’re recommending that the school be closed,” he said. “There’s noth-

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The Planning Board in June denied Mariner Tower’s application to build a 75-foot monopole tower at 14 Oak St., in Topsham’s Heights neighborhood. The company needed conditional approval for the tower before going through site plan and transmission tower reviews. Mariner and T-Mobile, which would have been a carrier on the tower, sued the town in July in federal court to obtain the permits the Planning Board denied. The U.S. District Court lawsuit seeks an injunction and a conditional use permit, along with every other permit required for the tower to be built and operated. T-Mobile withdrew from the case in September. Topsham residents voted 2,358 to 1,933 two months later to ban new cell towers in the town’s Urban Residential Zone. The ban is retroactive to April 1, 2010. The Board of Selectmen also sent items governing building code amendments and allowable locations for addiction treatment facilities to the Jan. 20 public hear-

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Susan Connors 890-7284 FOR HOME/OFFICE, NEW Construction, Real Estate Closings etc. the clean you need is “Dream Clean” the clean you`ve always dreamed of with 15 years of expert service. Fully Insured. For rates & references call Leslie 8072331. C&M-PROFESSIONAL CLEANING has openings for small offices, on weekends only. References provided. Contact Carolyn at 207-7124261.

B&J ELECTRONICS Est.1990 Call Jim @ B&J Electronics

Mon-Sat 8-8 • 799-7226

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People? Or worse, cleaned up after them? Wait no longer! Call for a free estimate. 17 years experience, Fully Insured Commercial & Residential 100% satisfaction guaranteed

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FURNITURE BUNKBED SET NEW in box Need to sell. $199. Call 3965661. QUEEN MEMORY FOAM mattress in plastic w/ warranty must sell. $275. Call 899-8853.

Heidi’s

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Green Firewood $195 Seasoned $265 688-4282 Delivery fees may apply. Prices subject to change.

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HYPNOSIS WORKS! Specializing in working with adolescents, smoking cessation, anxieties, weight loss

Clinical Hypnosis of Southern Maine www.hypnosis-maine.com Patti Rutka Stevens, CH Portland - Old Railway Bldg

874-9859

Counseling & Psychotherapy Compassionate, Effective, Affordable Serving Uninsured & Underinsured Individuals, Couples, Families Flexible Scheduling 207-615-9692 Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.

HELP WANTED The Most Rewarding Work in Greater Portland

Swedish Massage Therapy Natural Relief from mental, physical & emotional stress Darby Babson, CMT $40 for 1 hour office hours by appointment weekends available

725-5987

232 Coombs Road, Brunswick, ME 04011

Yarmouth Yoga Studio 374 US ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH, ME 04096

846-0777

YOGA NOURISHES THE BODY &THE SOUL “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

New classes will start first week in January.

COMPASSIONATE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS See all of our classes at: WWW.YARMOUTHYOGA.COM

Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need? Advantage Home Care is seeking kind and dependable caregivers to care for seniors in their homes in the greater Portland area. We offer flexible hours, and full and part time shifts for days, nights and weekends. We provide training. Reliable transportation required. Call 699-2570 for more information and an application. WORRIED ABOUT FINANCES? Supplement your income. Earn from $200-$2000+ monthly. Flexible hours. Call 866-8297089 for 3 min. msg.

PCAs, PSSs, and CNAs needed to care for seniors and adults with disabilities in their homes

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Pine Tree Home Health Care Inc.

Midcoast

PA NEEDED ASAP part time (weekly) every other weekend. Details call 749-8952 829-4899

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Electronic Specialist Maintenance Technicians

As a Fortune 500 company, Nichols Portland is a Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, and we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality hydraulic pump gerotors, gears, and products that meet the diverse needs of our customers.

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN ELECTRONIC SPECIALIST

Perform electrical/ electronic maintenance, repairs and installation for equipment and facilities systems Troubleshoot and repair electrical / electronic and programmable equipment Use electrical, electronic and programmable controller testing and diagnosing equipment to troubleshoot & repair equipment Perform basic circuit design as part of repair and installation procedures Solid electrical/electronic aptitude and experience Strong mechanical aptitude Mechanial troubleshooting and repaid capabilities are a plus Familiarity with prints and other schematics (English and foreign)

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Perform preventative maintenance, trouble shooting and repair of presses and other machinery and equipment as necessary Complete routine maintenance tasks on facilities systems, including waste water disposal, lubrication, HVAC and pneumatic systems Monitor equipment condition and operation for safety and quality Assist with installation and removal of equipment and facilities systems Experience in professional maintenance or industrial repair Solid knowledge of electronic/electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment schematics, mechanical drawings and blueprints (English and foreign) Solid understanding of mechanical, hydraulic & pneumatic operating principles We offer a very competitive starting salary, shift premium, for 2nd & 3rd shifts, a comprehensive benefits package, profit sharing, 401(k) savings plan, educational assistance and more! For consideration applicants may submit resumes via our web site www.parker.com or complete an application in person 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday Nichols Portland Division 2400 Congress Street Portland, ME 04102 Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V

Everyone Needs Someone We need your help to make a difference in the lives of older adults in Cumberland County. We are looking for proactive, flexible people, both men and women, who are looking for a challenging and satisfying part-time job. If you love the idea of being a “difference maker” call today to inquire about joining the greatest team of non-medical inhome CAREGivers anywhere. Part-time day, evening, overnight and weekend hours. We have a need in the Scarborough and Freeport areas, overnight and weekends especially.

Home Instead Senior Care www.homeinstead.com/321 Call Today: 839-0441

LifeStages

Let’s Do Good Work Together

LifeStages is a new division of VNA Home Health & Hospice. We are looking for caring, compassionate and dedicated individuals to assist with non-medical needs in clients homes. Duties will include meal preparation, companionship, transportation and more. We offer competitive wages and incentives, continuing education, a supportive environment and flexible scheduling. If you would like to become part of an award winning team and part of Mercy’s family contact LifeStages at 780-8624

MACHINE OPERATOR We currently have positions open on traditional 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts as well as a weekend day shift. Nichols Portland is looking for candidates who desire to be part of a team, are accountable, and take pride in their work. You will work in an environment where mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, and problem solving skills will propel everyone to the next level of accomplishment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team. Mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, and initiative are highly valued skills in our fast paced, varied and precise working environment. These openings have growth opportunities based on skill development and job performance. Ideal candidates will have: Demonstrated mechanical aptitude for machine set-up and troubleshooting Experience with CNC equipment preferred Knowledge of Statistical control methods and a variety of gauging instrument measuring techniques Strong math proficiency HS diploma/GED We offer a very competitive starting salary, shift premium for 2nd & 3rd, and weekend shifts, a comprehensive benefits package, profit sharing, 401(k) savings plan, educational assistance and more! For consideration applicants may submit resumes via our web site www.parker.com or in person 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Nichols Portland 2400 Congress Street Portland, ME 04102 Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V

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152 US Route 1, Scarborough

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CARPENTER/ 25 years BUILDER Fully Insured experience CONTRACTING, SUB-CONTRACTING, ALL PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION

Web Programmer Join our fast growing team and help build industry changing technologies. Celsius Technology Group is looking for an in-house PHP/Drupal developer. Candidate should have solid experience with PHP5, and Mysql. Drupal experience a plus, but not required. Experience with Flex, AIR, and Javascript/ Ajax also a plus.

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INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING & CARPENTRY: 30 Years experience. Residential & Commercial. Insured. Free estimates. Mike Hamilton, 8293679.

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CONCERNED ABOUT LEAVING your home while you’re enjoying warmer weather? Our 7 point weekly home inspection provides the peace of mind you need while apart from your investment. Call Andrew at (207) 252-0130 for customizable options.

LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS

HOME REPAIR

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GEORGE, JACK All TRADE, himself. Redecorating, Remodeling. All trades. Carpentry, Drywall, Tile, Painting, even a little Plumbing & Electrical. Many references available. Over 30 years experience. Call George 415-7321.

Professional - Courteous Competitive Rates - Free Estimates

Contact us at jobs1@celsiustechnologygroup.com

RAMP

CARPENTER/HANDYMAN. All aspects of home workings, including INSULATION, ROT, GUTTERS CLEANED. No Job too small! SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Serving 10 miles from Falmouth. 949-0963.

EXPERT DRYWALL SERVICE- Hanging, Taping, Plaster & Repairs. Archways, Cathedrals, Textured Ceilings, Paint. Fully Insured. Reasonable Rates. Marc. 590-7303.

Offering Construction Services for Just About Any Size Project

Celsius Technology Group

ASSISTANT NEEDED in busy Chiropractic Office to do therapy and Exercise Rehabilitation. Ideal applicant will have background in exercise instruction, but we are willing to train the right person. Position is part-time- 25-30 hours per week, and also involves clerical duties. Please email resume and cover letter to lmcyrrn@aol.com, or fax to 786-8150. No Phone Calls, Please

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Chimney lining & Masonry Building – Repointing – Repairs Asphalt & Metal Roofing Foundation Repair & Waterproofing Painting & Gutters 20 yrs. experience – local references

272-1442, cell

Seth M. Richards

Interior & Exterior Painting & Carpentry • Small Remodeling Projects • Sheetrock Repair • Quality Exterior & Interior Painting

Green Products Available

FULLY INSURED – FREE ESTIMATES

for a free estimate

Call SETH • 207-491-1517

BOWDLER ELECTRIC INC.

799-5828

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Now Accepting RACTS NEW MOWING CONT (as of May 1st)

415-6750/829-5703 Call Today for Spring Clean-up & Storm Damage LEGAL Legal Notice Androscoggin Bancorp, MHC Annual Meeting The annual meeting of Androscoggin Bancorp, MHC, will be held at the Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston, Maine on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm EST for the transaction of the following business: To elect Corporators, to elect Directors for the ensuing year; and to transact any other business that may be legally come before said meeting.

MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS-Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

MOVING Residential & Commercial PROPERTY MANAGEMENT • Mowing • Walkways & Patios • Retaining Walls • Shrub Planting & Pruning • Maintenance Contracts • Loam/Mulch Deliveries Stephen Goodwin, Owner

(207) 415-8791

email: firehousepm@yahoo.com

A&A MOVING SERVICES. ALL YOUR MOVING NEEDS. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. No extra charge on weekends. FULL SERVICE. Labor only loading or unloading trucks. PIANO MOVING. Packing. Cleaning handyman with tools on truck. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. Old house parts. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 8288699.

CertifiedWall and Paver Installers CALL FOR A CONSULTATION

Serving Greater Portland 19 yrs.

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207-878-5200

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inhomelessons.com PIANO/KEYBOARD/ORGAN LESSONS in students` homes in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Portland, Falmouth or my Portland studio. Enjoyment for all ages/levels. Experienced teacher, Rachel Bennett. 7749597. Piano & Keyboard Lessons SECRETS PROFESSIONALS USE! Proven methods, beginners to pros, all ages, styles welcome! LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Call Today! DAVE STONE, 650-5510.

ORIENTAL RUGS ANTIQUE & MODERN

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781-3686 | ArabyRug.com 305 US Rte. One, Falmouth, ME

PAINTING

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MAKE THE SMART CHOICEGoogle DOT 960982 and/or MC 457078 for our company snapshot from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This website will show whether or not the company you choose has the required insurance on file. Also check with the BBB. We have links to all these websites at Wilsonmovingcompany.com To schedule your next move, call 775-2581.

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House For Sale

LLOYD STREET - PORTLAND, ME Completely remodeled single floor home for sale. 1000 sq. ft. includes two bedrooms, full bath, laundry/utility room, large living room, kitchen, full walk-up attic and garage. Newly renovated features include kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances andcorkfloor,tilebathandshower,hardwood floors in living room with beautiful builtin bookshelves, carpeted bedrooms and freshly painted throughout. This wonderful lot includes a fenced-in back yard in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Furnace and roof installed within the last 3 years. Convenient Back Cove location - only 5 minutes to hospital, grocery shopping, downtown Portland, I295/I95, shopping, restaurants, beaches and walking path ...........$195,000

BROKERS WELCOME

For more information call Dave at

557-8865.

WEBBER PAINTING & RESTORATION

831-8354

Insured - References

EXTERIOR & INTERIOR REFINISHING-REPAIRS FREE ESTIMATES

Clarke Painting www.clarkepaint.com Fully Insured 3 Year Warranty

207-233-8584 Violette Interiors: Painting, tiling, wallpaper removal, wall repairs, murals and small exterior jobs. Highest quality at affordable rates. 25 years experience. Free estimates. Call Deni Violette at 831-4135. www.denivioletteinteriors.com

REAL ESTATE FALMOUTH- MOVE IN ready, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with new roof and freshly painted interior and exterior. Just minutes to Town Landing! Great value at $250,000! Marie Flaherty, Prudential Northeast Properties. 207400-3115. www.TFRE.com <http://www.TFRE.com>

South Portland 1 & 2 BEDROOM H/W INCLUDED SECURE BUILDING SWIMMING POOL COIN LAUNDRY

207-774-3337 oev@maine.rr.com 1 mile to Mall, 295 and Bus Routes 503 Westbrook Street, South Portland

Bath- Ledgeview

APARTMENTS

NEW MOVE-IN SPECIALS 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for rent

Heat/Hot water included Stove, Refrig., DW, Trash compactor One Month Free Ren Snow plowing and trash removal t included. Laundry onsite.

Call Carole 321-8836

FALMOUTH, NICELY RENOvated spacious and sunny, two bedroom with new wood floors in dining and living rooms. Laundry room, garage, workshop, and storage area. Large, private yard. Close to schools and shopping. No smoking. $925/month. Call 207-8997641. • EXCEPTIONAL 4 Bedroom, 3 bath split in Auburn. 2 car garage attached. $1100/mo. first and last month rent and security required. Cats only, no smoking, appliances, or utilities. 754-6784 YARMOUTH VILLAGE: Nice large 1 or 2 BR. Great location in nice building near Royal River Park. $795/mo plus utils. 756-3273 YARMOUTH VILLAGE 1 BEDROOM + office. Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer. NO SMOKING. Pets OK. $795. 846-9643.

Windham Waterfront

425 to 595 month

GRAY- CABIN FOR rent. No deposit. Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. 657-4844.

795 plus heat

RENTALS WANTED

1 room efficiencies, Furnished, Wifi, Cable, Heat & Electric included $ $ One bedroom cottage with kitchen, living room & bath $ All units available through May

Call 892-2698

SEBAGO LAKE LODGE & COTTAGES

www.sebagolakelodge.com YARMOUTH VILLAGE SMALL, sunny 1 bedroom efficiency, 1st floor. Off street parking, heat/water included. Walk to Main St/Royal Park. $650.00/month.PETS/NO SMOKING. References/Security Deposit required. Available immediately. Call 846-6240 or 233-8964.

MONTH TO MONTH- Conservative retired teacher seeks first floor rental. Room mate situation also considered. 207-5230495.

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DUMP GUY We haul anything to the dump. Basements and Attic Clean-Outs Guarenteed best price and service.

INSURED Call 450-5858

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JUNK REMOVAL ANYTHING we haul

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807-JUNK www.807JUNK.com CLOTHING

NEED JUNK REMOVED

GETTING MARRIED? I have a BRIDE or Bride Maid`s, Full Slip Petticoat, White, Size 8. Brand new, never used, still in bag from David`s Bridal! Retails $150.00. Will sell for $45.00. 207-653-5149. Leave message. Can send pics.

CALL THE

DUMP MAN 828-8699

Attic • Basement • Garage • Cleanouts Residential & Commercial We Recycle & Salvage so you save money! ALL METAL HAULED FREE

Washers/Stoves etc. We will buy saleable salvage goods Furniture/Doors/Windows/etc. d Guarantee e Best Pric

Jim’s Handy Services INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. SNOW & ROOF SHOVELING. 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE. LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOUSECLEANING, WINDOW WASHING HOMES AND LIGHT TREE WORK. GARAGE AND ATTIC CLEANING/MISC. WORK BY THE HOUR. AFFORDABLE WITH REFERENCES. 239-4294 OR 7752549.

TREE SERVICES

SPEARS HILL TREE SERVICE Cumberland, Maine

Maine Licensed – Insured – Certified

Removals Pruning – Tree & Shrub Lot Clearing – Thinning Crane Service Bucket Truck

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24 Hr Emergency Service

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1 month’s free rent for the months of January and February with a signed lease and security deposit payment

North Deering Gardens Start the new year in a heated,

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YANKEE YARDWORKS TREE SERVICES

VACATION RENTALS FLORIDA RENTAL. FULLY furnished house on the course in a gated golfing community for adults. Located in Ocala. Community has 2 pools, fitness room, hot tub, tennis courts, and more. Looking for long term seasonal rental or year round. Call for details. 207865-0447.

WANTED BUYING ANTIQUE LUMBER Flooring, Architectural Salvage, Granite Posts, Step Stones High End-Newer Salvage, Hand Forged Iron Professional Removal Available GOODWOOD Reclaimed Lumber 207-432-2073

CASH PAID: WWI & WWII German Military items. Uniforms, Headgear, Edged Weapons, etc. 522-7286.

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SNOW SHOVELING - Walks, steps, driveways, decks - snow shoveled from wooden surfaces is important to prevent rot. Reasonably priced, dependable. $13.hr. 892-8911.

Convenient location within walking distance of schools, shopping, banks - on busline. Parking, coin op laundry, on-site management office

Call 797-4410 to meet with us today! 246 Auburn Street, Portland, ME

REE SERVICE

• Removals • Climbing • Chipping • Limbing • Lots cleared • Difficult take-downs &thinned

J.Korpaczewski & Son

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RENTALS

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SOUTHERN MAINE BEACH Rentals is looking for Summer Rental Beach Properties. If you are interested in making extra income from your Beach Property we have customers waiting. Please contact us @ 207-727-6668 for information. Thanks!

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