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Vol. 9, No. 3

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Court hears Bath’s request to remove couple from house Topsham voters elected former Selectmen Jim Trusiani to the board on Tuesday.

Topsham election Trusiani regains Board of Selectmen seat

By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Former Selectman Jim Trusiani was returned to the Board of Selectmen Tuesday in a special election that drew little voter interest. Trusiani, of Main Street, received 166 of the 371 votes cast. Bill Thompson of Arbor Avenue received 124 votes, while Jean Wolkens of Meadow Road received 79. There were two write-in votes. Wolkens confirmed on Tuesday that she was summonsed last Friday for drunk-

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Topsham Board of Selectmen candidate Jean Wolkens, right, speaks with Miriam Conners of Topsham at the polls on Tuesday. Wolkens later acknowledged she was charged Friday, Jan. 11, with operating under the influence.

Police charge Topsham selectman candidate with drunken driving

By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Jean Wolkens, a candidate in Tuesday’s three-way special election for a seat on the Board of Selectmen, was charged last See page 23 week with operating under the

influence of alcohol. The 43-year-old Meadow Road resident was charged in connection with a motor vehicle accident the evening of Dec. 16, 2012, where she drove off Meadow Road in

snowy conditions and into a tree, according to police. Wolkens was issued a summons Friday, Jan. 11, after testing revealed her blood See page 23

By Alex Lear BATH — The residents of a house deemed unsafe by the city face possible removal from their home, pending a court hearing on the matter scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17. Alan and Yvonne Orchard of 45 Windjammer Way do not believe repair of the dilapidated 1920 house is an option. They have said they hope to move into a partially subsidized onebedroom apartment on Bluff Road, which they have been told would be available soon. The City Council ruled 7-1 on Dec. 5, 2012, that the Orchards’ home is dangerous. Two weeks later the council gave the couple four months to decide if they will repair or demolish the building. If they choose demolition, that must occur within 11 months. The council also ordered the Orchards to secure the building when they leave, preventing entry except for repairs, demolition, or removal of their personal property. Code Enforcement Officer Scott Davis enforced that order by posting the house Dec. 29, 2012, and informed the Orchards that they would be in violation See page 23

Harpswell residents renew fight for beach access By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — In 1937, Pam Johnson was only 3 years old when she first stepped onto Cedar Beach with her family. After continuing the tradition for many years, it eventually became a place where she raised her own. “It was all special,” Johnson said Tuesday. “It was just something we looked forward to everyday.” Now 79, Johnson said she will probIndex Arts Calendar.................14 Classifieds......................18 Community Calendar......15 Meetings.........................15

ably never step on the beach again. But her children, her grandchildren and future generations might get another chance, after the Board of Selectmen approved a proposal last week that could let voters help restore access to Cedar Beach. At the board’s Jan. 10 meeting, a new group called Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters asked the board to put the question of reopening access to Cedar

Beach on the warrant for the March 9 Town Meeting. The question, as proposed by CB/ CIS, specifically asks the town to spend up to $220,000 “for the purpose of acquiring, providing and maintaining access to Cedar Beaches and Cedar Island on Bailey Island.” With a few caveats, the board unani-

Pam Johnson in a 1963 photo with her daughter Wendy at Cedar Beach in Harpswell.

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INSIDE Obituaries.........................8 Opinion.............................6 People & Business......... 11

Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................23 Sports.............................13

Mid-Coast teams hit midway point Page 13

Brunswick hires lobbyists to defend control of former base Page 2

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Brunswick hires lobbyists to defend control of former base By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — The town has enlisted a top legal firm to fight legislation officials say will supersede local control of economic redevelopment at Brunswick Landing. Town Manager Gary Brown on Monday announced the town hired a team of lobbyists from the Preti Flaherty law firm to work at the statehouse in Augusta.

The team will be coordinated by lobbyist Andy Cashman, who has served as the chairman of the Brunswick Democratic Town Committee. The team also will include Severin Beliveau and Ann Robinson, who worked on Gov. Paul LePage’s transition team. “We felt given the significance of the issue we’re anticipating to deal with, we felt Preti Flaherty would be the firm to

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committed to fighting this bill.” “If it were to pass, it would overturn centuries of established local control, hinder economic development and deny Brunswick desperately needed resources to backfill the loss of State funding for education and other critical needs of the Town of Brunswick,” he said. Given the governor’s recent budget proposal, which could cost the town about $4.3 million in state subsidies over the next two years, he said a tax exemption for Kestrel could put further strain on local finances. “If the Legislature is going to push for more costs at the local level and more (tax) exemptions at the local level, that’s ridiculous,” Brown said. The town also is getting ready to face a bill from Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, which would prevent towns from blocking redevelopment efforts. But Preti Flaherty’s involvement with Brunswick’s affairs “may not all be about an adversarial relationship” between the town and state, Brown said. He said there may be some bills that affect Brunswick Landing that the town may end up supporting. To keep the town briefed on Preti Flaherty’s activities, Brown said Town Council Chairwoman Suzan Wilson has appointed Councilors Ben Tucker and John G. Richardson to serve as intermediaries between the town and law firm. Brown said the councilors also will help develop strategies with the law firm. Richardson is a former DECD commissioner and House speaker. While he served the House of Representatives he sponsored legislation that led to the creation of MRRA.


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use,” Brown said. Brown estimated the costs of Preti Flaherty’s services will land somewhere between $50,000 and $75,000. He said the expense will be justified if the firm successfully defends the town against legislation that has alarmed local officials. “We’re confident once the legislators hear the facts, that we will prevail,” Brown said. One of the bills the town of faces is L.R. 492, a bill submitted by Maine’s Department of Economic and Community Development that seeks to clarify property tax exemptions at municipal airports. In a statement issued Monday, Brown said the bill “would effectively remove facilities used for aircraft design, material testing and development of aircraft to be built in other states from local control.” He noted the implications for Kestrel Aeroworks, whose property is being taxed at Brunswick Landing. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, which manages the property and includes DECD Commissioner George Gervais as a board member, has already made it clear it believes the property is tax exempt. Gervais said earlier in January the bill was spurred by the tax dispute between Brunswick and MRRA. “We have a statute that is being interpreted differently by municipalities throughout the state,” Gervais said, “and it needs to be resolved because we need to have certainty in determining (taxexempt) status.” Kestrel’s tax bill for the current fiscal year is $114,000, which represents 25 percent of property tax revenues coming from Brunswick Landing. Brown said the Town Council is “fully

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Brunswick School Board considers 2013 goals By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — At its annual goalsetting workshop Wednesday night, the School Board considered ways to become more effective and to measure that success. While the board’s goals are largely the same as the ones for 2012, the board now will look into tying them to specific objectives and tactics from each of its committees. The board also expressed interest in completing a self-evaluation later in the year. “I would feel better about having goals

if it drove our business,” board member Rich Ellis said. “I would feel more comfortable with having a committee meeting and say we are doing this because of a goal.” The process would include each board committee having its own objectives and tactics, with deadlines that members would set. Board member William Thompson suggested committees do this at their first meetings of the year. Besides creating more specific goals for board committees, the board also dis-

cussed how to get residents more involved and even the role of the board itself. The 2013 goals include improving academic achievement for all students, providing oversight of the school district’s fiscal management, effective short- and long-term planning, and fostering community engagement with communication. All of these would be reviewed in June. A full list of the goals along with any additions will be provided at the board’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

Harpswell to close road for culvert repair By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen avoided doubling costs for a culvert repair project by opting to close a residential road for three days later this year. But as Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said, that could be a problem for residents who live on that portion of Bethel Point Road. Repairs of the culvert were deemed necessary last fall when the Maine Department of Transportation determined it was deficient, according to a memo from Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers. Though smaller repairs were initially planned, the memo said, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suggested replacing the entire culvert would have a smaller environmental impact, so Gorrill-Palmer decided to take that option. The challenge in replacing the entire culvert, however, is the road will have to be closed for three days to complete the project. There will, however, be pedestrian access.

The project will cost around $175,000, according to Gorrill-Palmer, but could have doubled if the Board of Selectmen decided to keep the road open, which would have caused the project to last three to four weeks. Since unanimously deciding Jan. 10 on the cheaper, but more restrictive route, the board now must wait for permit approval from the Army Corps and then a bid process for a contractor to do the culvert work. Until that happens, the expected threeday road closure can’t be scheduled. Once all the information and permits are in hand, Eiane said, “we will have a community meeting for the people out there who will be affected.” She said the town already held a meeting last fall for Bethel Point Road residents, and their “preference was not to close the road,” though they reportedly said weekends were preferred. “The selectmen weren’t willing to double the cost of the project,” Eiane said, which could have amounted to around

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By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — Now well into the new year, the planning firm hired by the town to write an economic development plan is starting to hone in on specific ideas to make Harpswell’s economy more vibrant and sustainable. Frank O’Hara, vice president of the firm Planning Decisions, said the Economic Development Strategy Committee chose three areas at its Tuesday night meeting where the town might focus: the “buy local” movement, the fishing and aquaculture industries, and the tourism industry. The town will hold a community forum in conjunction with Planning Decisions on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. O’Hara said the purpose of the meeting is to get public feedback on the three focus areas. He said his team will then recommend actions the town and com-

munity can take to develop those sectors. “What we need now is take the 100 ideas (from the beginning of the project) and focus on a few,” O’Hara said. When discussing the idea of Harpswell having its own “buy local” movement, committee member John Halpin suggested they change the wording. “I like the idea of ‘support local’ than ‘buy local.’ It presents a more holistic look,” Halpin said. “It would be a better way to create this Harpswell brand. It’s a little more encompassing. It’s not saying ‘we don’t want you down here because we want you to buy something; we want you down here because we want you down here.’” “I like that too. It could be more encompassing to the service industry,” Selectman Alison Hawkes said in response. continued page 16

Topsham selectmen OK tree inventory funding By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — With a state Project Canopy grant in hand, the town is planning this year to conduct an inventory of its trees. The Board of Selectmen on Jan. 3 unanimously accepted the funding, accordChristiane D. Williams, Esquire 482 Congress Street, Suite 402 • Portland


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ing to Rod Melanson, Topsham’s natural resource/assistant planner. The program recently aided 21 projects in 19 communities with more than $100,000 in an effort to help community forestry endeavors, according to Maine’s Project Canopy Facebook page. A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program funds the Project Canopy Assistance Program. Project Canopy, which is administering federal program funds, is part of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Melanson said. Topsham is using the funds to conduct a street tree inventory within the town’s growth area, covering parts of town like Main Street, Route 24, Route 196, Route 201, Topsham Fair Mall Road, and Winter, Bridge and Elm streets, Melanson said. The town received $4,650, which it is matching with $800 and in-kind work, such as people doing tree inventories and the planning office covering mapping sercontinued page 24

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Brunswick entrepreneur hopes to launch ‘fab lab’

By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Local inventors and visionaries may soon have a place to meet and fabricate their own creations using sophisticated computer technology. Sarah Boisvert, who is a Brunswick resident and co-founder of a Maryland micro-manufacturing company, said she is in talks with a private school to start the Maine Fab Lab, a digital fabrication center that will offer public access to 3D printers, laser cutters and other fabrication tools. The school’s name could not be disclosed because negotiations are still underway, Boisvert said, but the lab could possibly become a fixture of the school, with its own staff and allow public access. “(The school is) a very special place, so a fab lab will tie into learning opportunities for students who don’t fit into the standard school system,” Boisvert said. A decision could happen by the end of January, she said. Boisvert co-founded Potomac Photonics and is a fellow at the Laser Institute

of America. She said the Maine Fab Lab will join a worldwide network of fab labs started by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to MIT’s website for the program, fab labs “have spread from inner-city Boston to rural India, from South Africa to the north of Norway.” Boisvert said fab labs can have different applications, whether it’s for an entrepreneur who wants to create prototype for an invention or an artist who wants to use modern technology to fabricate new creations. She said fab labs also can lead to new opportunities for business growth. “I moved to Maine because I love the quality way of life, but as I’ve talked to people, I wanted them to have the same opportunities I had in starting a high-tech company,” Boisvert said. “It may not be a high-tech business, but a business that gives them real results and a way to make a living, but also to give them a sense of great accomplishments.

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BATH — Don MacMillan, who has spent almost 30 years at Hyde School and the past five as headmaster, plans to leave his post at the end of this school year. “I have appreciated the opportunity to provide leadership to the school during the past five years,” he wrote this week to the school community. “Hyde School’s unique approach to education, in which the teacher’s and parent’s growth is encouraged and is as essential as the student’s growth, is what first attracted me to Hyde nearly 30 years ago and has kept me intrigued and involved all these years later.” Laura Gauld, a Hyde graduate, will move from Hyde’s campus in Woodstock, Conn., to Bath to continue her position

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“Maybe a kid in a fab lab will create a better lobster trap, it can be an invention that is important to people’s lives,” Boisvert added. In Deer Isle, Haystack Mountain School of Arts houses its own fab lab, where residential artists and students from nearby schools use the facility to work on projects from printing plates to making molds. “It’s been really exciting that way in terms of looking at the idea of who’s creative or how you use things,” Haystack director Stuart Kestenbaum said. “It really brings together the art mind and the science mind.” Kestenbaum said Haystack’s fab lab began as a partnership with MIT after the

school had Neil Gershenfeld, a professor and fab lab inventor, first visit in 2010 for a four-day lab. “It was a really interesting addition to what we do with our tools and materials,” Kestenbaum said. Kestenbaum said because children, teenagers and young adults will have more likely grown up with computers in their life, fab labs now make for a seamless fit in places like an art school. “Increasingly, I think more people are seeing it as another tool and not something that’s part of the vocabulary,” Kestenbaum said. “I think it can all fit together.” If Boisvert’s fab lab gets board approval continued page 24


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Gone skating Parenting was hard even for Albert Einstein. I mean, he is the man who defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Clearly, he had that breakthrough after commanding “indoor voices!” and hearing no reduction in volume. I don’t understand most Abby’s of what Albert said, but I can keep up with him on this one. Preach, Albert. Preach. I feel myself getting crazier every day as a parent, and I’m not even five years into my gig. By the time my daughter is in high school, I’ll probably consider myself someone she likes talking to. Every day, I think offering my toddler a snack is the ultimate problemAbby Diaz solver. Every night, I think leaving a light on will mean my preschooler will stay in her bed. And every time I come up with some harebrained idea about a wholesome family adventure, I think it will go off without a hitch if I talk about it with high-pitched enthusiasm and organize it down to the last Disney princess accessory. It’s delusions like these that lead you to standing on a bumpy ice rink in a snow storm with one child crying next to you and the other crying in front of you as your husband falls, in slow-motion, from a standing position


to a he-will-be-complaining-he-threw-out-his-backfrom-the-fall-for-days position. Allow me to back up. The big-ticket item my daughter threw down for Santa this year was ice skates. Being a good guy, and perhaps something of a champion for lost causes, Santa delivered the ice skates. They are pink and white, with dull double-blades and hopefully a high resale value. My enterprising daughter recently decided it was time to put those skates on some actual ice, as nature and Fogdog intended. Because I feel like a good way to ruin anything is to blow it completely out of proportion, I set a date for the inaugural skate and talked it up for days beforehand. Brushing teeth, bedtime stories, finding lost mittens: these all became occasions for ramping up expectations. The day dawned, gray and chilly. We instituted a countdown for the arbitrarily appointed hour of The Skate: 10 a.m., Eastern Standard Time. We wrestled our way into snow gear, stocked the diaper bag with celebratory snacks, and waved a triumphant goodbye to our cat. When we arrived at the public rink in Falmouth, it was closed. That simply became a sign that our daughter was destined to skate in Yarmouth. Onwards to Yarmouth. By the time we made rink-fall, it was snowing and the temperature was plummeting. I shoved the skates on my daughter’s feet, stumbled through 18 inches of snow with her on my hip, and eased us onto the ice. We waited for my husband to arrive so that he could witness the glory up close. His trek from car to ice was slowed because he was carrying our son in an L.L. Bean

backpack contraption. Neither of them seemed terribly confident with the situation. With everyone in place, my daughter took one step and began crying. She felt unsteady, scared, and “slippery.” I held her hand and started shouted encouraging things, like “You’re the one who wanted to skate!” My husband decided that she needed something to hang onto and push. Something other than her mother. He went back to the car, got her car seat, and gingerly returned to the rink. As soon as his booted foot made contact with the ice, he was airborne. He landed, hard, on his wrist and his backside, which was populated by that L.L. Bean contraption and that son. Now everyone was crying. (In my defense, I was only doing it on the inside.) We quickly agreed it was time to leave. Back at the car, the children expressed their discontent at not being able to feel their extremities, and I wondered why I couldn’t feel my optimism. Then I looked at the clock and realized that we’d been at the rink for a total of seven minutes. But I’m sure that next time, if I just make the whole thing seem more exciting and overblown, skating will be a huge success. Abby Diaz grew up in Falmouth and lives there again, because that’s how life works. She blogs at and, and can be reached at Follow Abby on Twitter: @AbbyDiaz1. Comment on this story at:

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The governor flunketh Gov. Paul LePage has nothing but contempt for public education, public school teachers and administrators and public school students. A man possessed of the worst combination of ignorance and arrogance, he seems to have no idea of the damage he does every time he opens his big mouth and badmouths The Universal Maine education. “I don’t care where you go in the country,” LePage told the world back in July, “if you come from Maine you’re looked down upon.” Well, if Mainers are looked down upon, Mr. LePage, it is because we elected a dunce governor. Then in November, he went off again, advising Maine students, “If you want a good education, Edgar Allen Beem go to an academy. If you want a good education, go to private schools. If you can’t afford it, tough luck. You can go to the public school.” LePage himself supposedly went to Lewiston High School, Husson College and the University of Maine, but he shows no signs of being an educated person, so all three institutions clearly failed him. Now LePage is ticked off at the Maine Education Association, Maine School Management Association and Maine Charter School Commission, because the commission just turned down four out of five recent proposals to start charter schools. LePage blames the MEA and MSMA for the commission’s decisions, going so far as to demand that


Looking forward to more from Delogu I’m glad Orlando Delogu is writing for your paper. I enjoyed his column on corporate welfare in Maine and the huge burden it’s been for Maine’s taxpayers. It reminded me of the books David Cay Johnston has written about how the U.S. tax code and other laws have been twisted over the years to subsidize the richest 1 percent. One thing I disagree with, however, is Mr. Delogu’s

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those members who refuse to do his bidding “please go away.” And his Commissioner of Education Stephen Bowen echoes his boss by saying, “There’s obviously a problem here.” The “obvious problem,” Mr. Bowen, is that neither you nor LePage believes in public education. All you really need to know about ultra-conservative reactionaries like LePage and Bowen is that they will try to turn government functions over to private industry every chance they get. And that’s why LePage is pissed – neither the Legislature nor the charter school commission will let him sell public education in Maine to private corporations. As I explained in this column way back in February 2011, Stephen Bowen came to the Department of Education straight from the ideological sandbox of the Maine Heritage Policy Center with an agenda of turning public education over to charter schools and replacing hands-on, in-school learning with digital learning – virtual schools that are not schools at all. In an important series of articles in the Portland newspapers back in September 2012, reporter Colin Woodard detailed exactly what I had suggested – how Bowen takes his marching orders from right-wing groups like MHPC, American Legislative Exchange Council and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and “educational” corporations such as K12 Inc. and Connections Education. LePage and Bowen were rebuffed by the Legislature when they proposed allowing state tax dollars to pay for religious schools. They were successful, however, in passing charter school legislation that took effect in 2011. The Maine Charter School Commission, led by Republican businesswoman Jana Lapoint of Falmouth – not some socialist union organizer – is authorized to approve 10 charter schools in its first decade of operation and it has already approved five.

characterization of corporations “playing one town or one state against another” to get the best corporate welfare deal as being a “zero-sum game” (which is when the amount lost by the losing party is exactly the amount gained by the winning party). It seems to me a community loses a lot more than just the amount of taxes a corporation will not have to pay, because all the community’s taxpayers end up hav-

So what is LePage ranting and raving about? A petty tyrant, he goes ballistic any time he doesn’t get his own way, but what his latest tirades are about is the fact that the charter school commission has turned down proposals by the virtual school corporations that contributed to his campaign. Though LePage claims to “put students first,” what he wants is for Maine kids to sit alone at laptop computers being fed curricula generated by these educational corporations, a methodology that has failed miserably everywhere it has been tried. But it’s cheaper for the state and it makes money for business. You should know intuitively, and the evidence is there empirically, that virtual education is not real education and charter schools are not better than public schools. All that virtual schools and charter schools accomplish is taking away local control and instituting corporate control. They also help their investors get rich off taxpayer subsidies the way former Republican Gov. Jock McKernan did at Education Management Corp. Stephen Bowen will no doubt wind up shilling for one of these shadowy virtual school groups when LePage gets dumped in 2014. There is a place for public charter schools in Maine, but they need to be locally controlled non-profits, not out-of-state profiteers. The fact that LePage is angry at it should tell you that the Maine Charter School Commission is doing a good job of protecting Maine students against the ruinous, self-serving agenda of our unqualified education commissioner and our renegade governor. 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:

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Obituaries Angela Mary Caruso, 97: Defied all odds BRUNSWICK — Angela Mary Caruso, 97, died Jan. 8. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Caruso and a long time resident of Everett, Mass. Caruso was born in East Boston, Mass., on March 21, 1915, the daughter of Joseph ad Mary Grilli. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1933. She was afflicted with polio at the age of 18 months and was one of the first survivors of electric shock treatment, which proved to be successful for her disease. Told she would always have difficulties walking, she defied all odds by not only walking and dancing but with extensive travel, white-water rafting and hot-air ballooning into her 80s and 90s. Caruso graduated with an associate’s degree from Salem State College and ran her own sewing business, specializing in invisible mending. She also retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where she sorted mail for many years and directed the Boston Post Office Choir. She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother and proud great-grandmother. A deeply devout Roman Catholic, Caruso was one of the original parishioners of St. Anthony’s Chruch on Oakes Street in Everett.


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joyed visiting local nursing homes and was a member of the Five Islands Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Edwin O. Berry; daughter Kathleen E. Perkins; grandson Michael Perkins and his wife, Christine, and their four children; granddaughter Melissa Peterson and her husband, Eric, and their two children; granddaughter Michelle Long; granddaughter Melinda Houseon and her husband Greg, and their three children; sister Beverly Berry and her husband, Arthur; a niece and two nephews; and many cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donatons be made to the Five Islands Baptist Church, Georgetown Elizabeth M. Berry, 82 BATH — Elizabeth M. Berry, 82, died Road, Georgetown, ME 04548. A funeral service was held Jan. 12 at the Jan. 6 at her home surrounded by her church. Interment will take place in the family. She was born in Bath on Aug. 12, 1930, spring at Mountainside Cemetery. the daughter of F. Horace Jr. and Kathleen Irving Brookings Wright Jr., 84 J. Ritall. DRESDEN — Irving Brookings She attended Georgetown and Bath schools and was later employed by Stin- Wright Jr., 84, died Jan. 7 after a brief son Canning Factory, Congress Sports illness. He was born in Bath on Aug. 2, 1928, Wear and by the late dentist Hurbert T. the son of Irving B. Wright and Lura Caverly. Berry loved wintering in Florida with Pearl Davis. He attended Bath schools her husband and traveling to Five Islands and worked at the Wing Farm until joinin the summer. She loved her family, ing the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in garage sales and shopping. She also en- Korea, receiving two Purple Hearts and the Silver Star. Wright was employed at Bath Iron Works for 14 years and at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for seven years. He also

She is survived by her children Virginia Caruso of Brunswick and John Caruso and his wife, Virginia, of Ocoee, Fla.; two grandchildren, John Caruso of Chicago, and Christy Williams of East Brunswick, N.J.; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Murdock, Catlyn Celeste and Ronan Salvatore Williams; her brother, Joseph M. Grilli and his wife, Jennie; Louisa Grilli; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 11 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, ME 04011.

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worked at Bath Junior High School and the Customs House before retiring from Bath Children’s Home in 1992. Wright enjoyed spending time at his camp with his family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Beverly Yeaton Wright, in 1995. He is survived by his children Vanessa Reynolds, Vance Wright and his wife, Tashar, Kimberly Brassard, Todd Wright and Mark Wright; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister; a brother; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowes, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 899 Belfast Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. A celebration of Wright’s life will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath in the spring.

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1/8 at 3:27 p.m. Dale E. Havens, 33, of River Road, was arrested on Columbia Avenue by Officer Justin Dolci on a warrant. 1/10 at 8:36 a.m. Hallie O’Connor, 21, of Simon Willard Road, Concord, Mass., was arrested on Medical Center Drive by Officer Jonathan O’Connor on a charge of operating under the influence. 1/11 at 11:38 a.m. Harold H. Owen IV, 24, of Dunning Street, was arrested on Dunning Street by Officer Daniel Sylvain on a warrant. 1/11 at 7:42 p.m. Derek J. Elliot, 21, of Farley Road, was arrested on Farley Road by Officer Edward Yurek on a warrant. 1/11 at 11:57 p.m. David L. LaFave, 37, of Pleasant Street, was arrested on the corner of Lincoln and Maine streets by Officer Patrick Scott on two warrants and a charge of refusing to submit to arrest or detention. 1/12 at 12:58 a.m. Kyra J. Graffam, 25, of Cushing Street, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Sgt. Paul Hansen on a charge of assault. 1/13 at 1:22 p.m. Christopher L. Lunt, 21, of Cedar Lane, Freeport, was arrested on Baker Road by Officer Daniel Sylvain on a charge of operating under the influence.


1/10 at 12:32 a.m. Derek J. Elliot, 21, of Farley Road, was issued a summons on Farley Road by Officer Jason McCarthy on a charge of assault. 1/12 at 3:28 p.m. Kim Gauthier, 37, of Oak Street, Lewiston, was issued a summons on River Road by Marine Patrol Officer Paul Plummer on a charge of operating with suspended registration. 1/13 at 12:23 a.m. Joshua J. Robbins, 31, of Independence Street, was issued a summons on Maine Street by Officer Patrick Scott on a charge of operating while license suspended or revoked.

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1/8 at 9 a.m. Vehicle crash on Bath Road. 1/8 at 9:25 a.m. Medical emergency on Baribeau Drive. 1/8 at 9:29 a.m. Medical emergency on Mallett Park Road. 1/8 at 10:10 a.m. Medical emergency on Lincoln Street. 1/8 at 10:52 a.m. Vehicle crash on Bath Road. 1/8 at 12:56 p.m. Medical emergency on Maurice Drive. 1/8 at 7:51 p.m. Medical emergency on McLellan Street. 1/9 at 2:26 p.m. Medical emergency on Jordan Avenue. 1/9 at 2:50 p.m. Medical emergency on Baribeau Drive. 1/10 at 3:40 a.m. Medical emergency on Stone Street. 1/10 at 4:12 p.m. Vehicle crash on Pleasant Street. 1/10 at 8:12 p.m. Medical emergency on Pej-


1/8 at 12:37 p.m. Ian Strang, 26, of Turner, was arrested on Lewiston Road by Officer Troy Garrison on a charge of operating under the influence. 1/9 at 6:04 p.m. Alison Harding, 27, of Maple Street, was arrested on Mallett Drive by Sgt. Mark Gilliam on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violation of conditions of release.


1/11 at 6:04 p.m. Jean Wolkens, 43, of Meadow Road, was issued a summons by Sgt. Mark Gilliam on a charge of operating under the influence.

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1/8 at 4:13 p.m. Shed on fire on Felspar Circle. 1/8 at 5:35 p.m. Fire alarm on Eagles Way. 1/9 at 11:11 a.m. Medical call on Riverview Drive. 1/11 at 7:49 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road. 11/11 at 2:29 p.m. Mutual aid to Brunswick. 11/14 at 10:50 a.m. Fire alarm on Sky-Hy Drive.


Topsham emergency medical services responded to 29 calls from Jan. 7-14.

Bath Arrests

1/12 at 1:17 p.m. Anthony Bullentini, 43, of Yarmouth Road, Gray, was arrested on Water Street by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of violation of a protection order. 1/12 at 9:54 p.m. Eric Harris, 21, of Middle Street, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Brett McIntire on a warrant. 1/12 William Churchill, 48, of Pleasant Street, was arrested by Officer Jason Aucoin on charges of operating under the influence and operating after habitual offender revocation.


1/10 A 13-year-old male, of West Bath, was issued a summons by Officer Ted Raedel on a charge of assault. 1/10 Tina Donovan, 41, of Middle Street, was issued a summons on Washington Street by Officer Brett McIntire on a charge of criminal mischief. 1/12 Shawn Milliken, 40, of Eider Lane, Topsham, was issued a summons on Washington Street by Officer Michelle Small on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

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1/8 at 8:06 a.m. Offier Ted Raedel responded to a report that someone punched holes into the drywall of a section of a modular house. The piece, which had been sitting in a vacant lot on Middle Street, sustained about $200 worth of damage. Police have no leads or witnesses.

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1/8 at 7:20 p.m. Oven fire on Windjammer Way. 1/9 at 11:26 a.m. Carbon monoxide check on Bluff Road. 1/9 at 3:28 p.m. Carbon monoxide check on Floral Street. 1/10 at 11:31 a.m. Wire down on Windlass Court. 1/10 at 12:14 p.m. Wire down on Whiskeag Road. 1/11 at 12:26 p.m. Odor investigation on Elm Street. 1/11 at 2:35 p.m. Structure fire in Brunswick.


Bath emergency medical services responded to 40 calls from Jan. 7-13.

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The Portland Performing Arts Festival recently received a $4,000 grant from the Rines/Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation in support of the expansion of the festival’s activities in 2013. The Portland Symphony Orchestra recently received a first-year Getty Education and Community Investment Grant. The grant was awarded to develop the orchestra’s music and wellness program and is in recognition of its innovation and dedication to increasing its relevance to the community. Time Warner Cable recently announced that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine was selected for a $2,000 robotics grant as part of a national pilot program in partnership with FIRST Robotics and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. With the grant, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine hosted a team of seven club members with the hope of introducing younger members to science, technology, engineering and math. Team members built a LEGO project for the 2012 Maine FIRST Lego League “Senior Solutions” Championship, held on Dec. 8. People’s United Community Foundation recently announced that it has awarded a $2,500 grant to Maine Boys to Men. The mission of Maine Boys to Men is to reduce interpersonal violence through programs that support healthy development of adolescent boys. The organization also provides assistance and educational resources to parents, teachers and student peers.

Tilson, a Portland-based information technology and telecom services company, recently hired Vicky Park as its new director. Park will work in Tilson’s telecom group as the director of wireless carrier programs. Prior to joining Tilson, she was a program manager for the U.S. Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base in Lincoln, Mass. Avesta Housing recently made several new hires. Emily Kosnow and Abbie McEwen were both hired as administrative support specialists. Darlene Stuart has been hired as a property manager and Kayla Breese was hired as a resident service coordinator. Juana Morcillo Leganes was hired as an accounting specialist. Leo Maheu was recently hired as an environmental educator for ecomaine, a nonprofit municipality-owned recycling and waste-to-engergy organization. He previously worked for Portland Trails, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and the Merryspring Nature Center. Penny Wheeler-Abbott and Gregory Im have been hired at Drummond Woodsum. Wheeler-Abbott will work as a nonlawyer policy and human resources consultant. For more than 17 years she worked as a teacher and school administrator and has developed extensive experience in dealing with employee, student and education issues of all kinds. In addition to providing staff and student training for the firm’s school clients, she will be working with private and public sector clients on policy and human resources issues. Im joins the firm’s public sector group, practicing in the area of public finance. He will work with the finance attorneys on school borrowing and budget issues as well as school recognition matters. Prior to joining the firm, Im worked as an assistant attorney general for Maine, advising and representing various state agencies in the area of contract, finance, leasing and

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Recognition Kathleen Pierce was recently recognized by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage real estate office in Cape Elizabeth for her outstanding achievements and named Broker of the Month in November for superior sales. Ellyn Touchette, a Portland poet, won the 2012 Port Veritas Women of the World Poetry Slam competition held on Nov. 27. The win comes on the heels of her first published book “Dead was the Machine God.” The Cynthia A. Rydholm Cancer Treatment Center was recently awarded a threeyear term of accreditation in radiation oncology following a review by the American College of Radiology.

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Appointments Preti Flaherty attorney Ann R. Robinson was recently appointed to represent Maine as a member of the Uniform Laws Commission. The commission works to generate and promote nonpartisan legislation, with a goal of improving the consistency of laws across state lines.

Promotions Sue McCarthy was recently promoted to commercial services officer at Maine Financial Group. McCarthy joined the company in 1993 as an administrative assistant and was later promoted to office manager and then commercial services specialist. Stephen Thompson was recently promoted to senior customer service associate at the Falmouth branch of People’s United Bank. With the promotion Thompson is responsible for providing quality customer service to everyone who visits the branch. He joined the bank in 2011. Durward J. Ferland Jr. and Eric D. Nadeau were each recently promoted to client service director at Macpage LLC, a certified public accounting firm with offices in South Portland and Augusta. A significant upgrade to mechanical equipment at the Freeport Sewer District treatment plant recently won the “Largest Mechanical Project” award from Efficiency

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sion. A pet is an unconditional friend and can provide that listening ear a person needs to talk through problems. Also, walking and taking care of a pet devotes attention away from problems and inward thinking. • Improve physical activity levels: Heading to the gym is one way to get a workout, but spending an hour walking the dog or tossing around a ball for a game of chase and fetch is another way to get the heart pumping. Many dog owners benefit from the “forced” exercise that goes with daily walks. Some people choose to exercise with their pets, enjoying the companionship and the physical activity. • Reduce stroke incidences: There has been evidence that cat owners are less likely to suffer strokes than people who do not have cats. Researchers are not sure of the connection, but surmise that cats have a more calming nature than other types of pets. • Greater opportunities for socialization: Humans are social animals and need to interact with others. Pet owners have a tendency to want to share time and experiences with other pet owners. Pets can provide opportunities for people to get together. • ADHD therapy: Children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often benefit from working with a

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Mid-Coast teams hit midway point Local teams have reached the midway point of the 201213 winter sports season. Here’s a glimpse at where things stand and what’s to come:

Boys’ basketball Hyde’s boys’ basketball team began the week 8-0 and second to Forest Hills in the Western Class D Heal Points standings after wins last week over host Islesboro (71-28) and visiting North Yarmouth Academy (49-44). The Phoenix goes to NYA Tuesday and plays host to Western C power Waynflete Thursday. In Eastern A, Brunswick was 7-4 and sixth at press time after Friday’s 55-43 loss at topranked, undefeated, defending regional champion Hampden Academy and Monday’s 62-57 home win over Skowhegan. The Dragons are home with Cony Friday and visit Lawrence Monday. Mt. Ararat was eighth at 4-6 after losing at home to Hampden (59-37, despite 18 points from Shyheim Ulrickson) and at Brewer (83-50) last week. The Eagles were at Mt. Blue Tuesday, host Edward Little Friday and visit Oxford Hills Monday. In Western B, Morse was 4-6 and 10th after losing last week to host Oceanside (6742) and visiting Waterville (64-43). After hosting Winslow Thursday, the Shipbuilders go to Nokomis Saturday and visit Camden Hills Monday.

Girls’ basketball

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Hyde’s Joel Harris takes part in the high jump at a meet last weekend. Hyde’s Xi Wang, right, was eighth in the girls’ mile.

Brunswick was 2-9 and 12th at press time after beating visiting Hampden, 39-35, and losing at Skowhegan, 59-50. The Dragons go to Cony Friday and welcome Lawrence Monday.

The Dragons were seventh at 4-5 after close losses to Cheverus (4-1) and Scarborough (2-0) last week. Brunswick was home with Mt. Ararat Wednesday, hosts GrayNew Gloucester/Poland SaturIn Western D, Hyde is third day and Cony Monday. behind Richmond and RangeThe Eagles beat Edward ley at 9-0 after beating host Little, 3-2, last Thursday, then Hebron (40-27), Islesboro fell to 3-6 after a 4-1 loss to (41-27) and NYA (49-22) last Skowhegan. After playing at week. Chloe Blaylock had Brunswick, Mt. Ararat goes to 12 points against Hebron. Fryeburg/Lake Region SaturDiamond Brown and Katie day and Skowhegan Monday. Comeaux both had 10 versus On the girls’ side, Brunswick Islesboro. In the win over the Panthers, Jailene Martinez had was sixth (only five teams 12 points, four rebounds and a make the playoffs) at 4-9 after blocked shot. The Phoenix is losing to Cheverus in overtime at Kents Hill Friday and wel- (6-5), dropping a close game to Scarborough (2-0) and falling comes NYA Tuesday. In Western B, Morse is 4-6 and 13th after losing at home to Oceanside, 44-25, and edging host Waterville, 33-31. The Shipbuilders were at Winslow Thursday, host Nokomis Saturday and welcome Camden Hills Monday.

On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat continues to dazzle with a 10-0 record, good for first in the Eastern A Heals. The Eagles defeated host Hampden (60-30) and visiting Brewer Hockey (47-40) last week. Mt. Ararat On the ice, Brunswick and was at Mt. Blue Tuesday, visits Mt. Ararat’s boys’ teams would Edward Little Friday and plays both make the playoffs if they host to Oxford Hills Monday. began today.


Brunswick hosts winter softball clinic The 2013 REPS winter softball clinic, featuring personalized instruction in all areas of the game, will be held Sundays through March 17 (excluding Feb. 17 and March 10) from 9 to a 11 a.m., at the Brunswick High School gymnasium. The cost is $75 for eight sessions or $15 per session. The clinic is for players ages 8-13. FMI,

to Leavitt/EL (9-1). The Dragons were home with Mt. Ararat Wednesday, then welcome defending state champion Greely Saturday. Mt. Ararat was eighth at

Bowdoin men’s hockey keeps winning

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Bowdoin’s Ollie Koo scores one of his two goals during the Polar Bears’ 5-2 win over Trinity Saturday. Bowdoin’s Harry Matheson, right, launches a shot versus Trinity. The Polar Bears improved to 13-1-1 (8-1-1 NESCAC) with the victory. Bowdoin is back in action Friday at Williams.

0-12 after losses to Winslow (3-1) and Lewiston (5-0). The Eagles sought their first win Wednesday at Brunswick, hosted St. Dom’s Thursday, then go to St. Dom’s Saturday.

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Film Friday 1/25 “Trouble in Paradise,” 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.

Galleries Bowdoin Boys in Blue, 10 a.m.,

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Museums Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275. Maine Maritime Museum, open

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Friday 1/25 “Chasing Ice,” 7 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress Street, Portland, $7, 8285600.

Galleries Boys and Girls Club 2013 National Fine Arts exhibit, runs Jan. 20-25, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Despite Winter, Gardens, 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, runs Jan. 17 March 10, 781-2620. USM Faculty Exhibition, 4-6 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center, Bedford St., Portland, runs Jan. 24 - April 3, 780-5003.

Music Saturday 1/19 Tenley Westbrook, 6:30 p.m., The Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland, 874-9729. 5G Fire and Ice, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-1248, $12.

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Monday 1/21 A children’s celebration of Martin Luther King, 10:30 a.m., Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3964. Harpswell Community Blood Drive, 12-5 pm., Kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell, call for an appointment or just walk in, 833-5567.

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Cedar Beach from page 1

mously voted to consider doing so, which means residents of Harpswell could vote within two months on whether they want the town to acquire access to the beach. But reopening access to Cedar Beach won’t be as easy as just voting for it. In 2011, Charles and Sally Abramhamson closed off the end of Cedar Beach Road, for which the couple owns - and it effectively blocked access to Cedar Beach (also known as Robinhood Beach) located near Route 24 on the northeast side of Bailey Island. The question of access to Cedar Beach had been on many residents’ minds for a few years because the road leading to it is owned by the Abramhamson’s. And the town got close, but ultimately failed, to acquire a right of way in a 2011 vote that was spurred by another group that advocated for the beach’s open access. But with nearly two years gone since then, the cards are being played a little differently. CB/CIS President Michale Helfgott said there are two main differences that separate his group’s attempt to open access on the beach from past ones. For one, CB/CIS is working on the foundation created by past groups, like Friends of Cedar Island. Second, the group has enlisted attorney Martin Eisenstein, of Brann & Isaacson in Lewiston, who is suing the Abramhamsons on their behalf. The attorney also has entered negotiations with other nearby property owners. Eisenstein is representing CS/CIS on a pro bono, or no-fee, basis. “The people two years ago didn’t have Marty doing all this fantasitic research for them. He’s done a lot of leg work,” Helfgott said. “He’s doing it for the islanders - for those around today and for those before them.” Eisenstein filed a lawsuit against the Abramhamsons on Oct. 24, 2012, in Cumberland County Superior Court, that seeks a declaration that the public has a prescriptive easement on Cedar Beach Road – an action that would allow anyone to pass on through to the beach. “(Cedar Beach supporters) would like to pass over property owned by the neighbors like they have done since

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Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters filled the room at the Jan. 10 Harpswell Board of Selectmen meeting to ask the town to help reopen access to Cedar Beach.

1930,” Eisenstein said. But to fully make that work, Eisenstein said the group needs assistance from the town. And that comes in the form of the Cedar Beach warrant article, as proposed by CB/CIS, which the town may vote on at the March 9 Town Meeting if the Board of Selectmen finalizes it at their next meeting. Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said since the Board of Selectmen have approved consideration of the motion, they will now send it to the Town Attorney to create the official language for the possible warrant article. Eiane said that means the official language of the Cedar Beach warrant article might come back to the selectmen as early as their Jan. 24 meeting, where they will possibly decide on whether to put it on the warrant. “I’m interested to see how the attorney will deal with that,” Eiane said. But because CS/CIS is litigating with the Abramhamsons and negotiating with others, the language of the Cedar Beach warrant article wouldn’t immediately allow the town to retain access to the beach. Instead, voters could be asked to vote for appropriating or borrowing a total of

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$220,000 for the purpose of acquiring public access through Cedar Beach Road, Eisenstein said. And then, if voters voted for the expenditure, the town would only release the money if there are documents that prove access has been granted, either through litigation or negotiation. Eiane said those conditions are similar to the warrant article voters acted on in 2011. The town voted to set money aside for the purpose of opening access to Cedar Beach, but the conditions were not met within the time allotted. “We had the authorization to borrow it,” Eiane said, “but we didn’t because we weren’t able to fulfill the requirements. We weren’t able to close any deals before the year-end.” Richard Abbondanza, of Hopkinson & Abbondanza, represents the Abramhamsons. He said they “haven’t been able to come to financial terms (with CB/CIS), but we hope to negotiate terms that work with Charles and Sally.” Abbondanza said the Abramhamsons

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To cultivate tourism in Harpswell, members of the committee mentioned the possibility of creating smartphone or tablet apps, websites, kiosks, maps and brochures. “I get my business from the world because it’s on the Internet,” said Eric Smith, a member who owns several cottages. “But when (my guests) get here, they don’t know how to get around. We put brochures in the cottages, but most of the time there are still at least half of (the guests) who ask

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are willing to work something out, but they’re disputing the lawsuit. “First, we don’t think (the plantiffs) met the criteria for granting (a public easement), plus we don’t know where the public will go,” Abbondanza said. He says this is because Cedar Beach only has an easement for Harpswell residents, which means the beach isn’t technically meant for the public. Abbondanza said this is why the Abramhamsons don’t want public access – it would be too busy for an area that has no nearby parking, and access for the public never existed since it was always just for Harpswell residents. Eisenstein said his party would “prefer to negotiate on reasonable terms.” “And what that means depends on the party,” Eisenstein said. “If we can’t reach an agreement on reasonable terms, we will litigate.” Eisenstein said the purpose of negotiating with other land owners around the road is to “make sure public use of the property is in a responsible fashion” and “try to minimize disruptions in their life.” Johnson said her support for opening access to Cedar Beach is “all sentiment.” “I was there at least five days a week (with my four children) and they (now) range from 57 and down to 43,” she said. Johnson said her son, in particular, who now lives in Florida, would give anything to open access to Cedar Beach again. Johnson recalled that when he was young, he used to go there to take a break from the world. “If he was sad or happy, that’s where he would go to do his thinking,” Johnson said. “I have a letter he wrote in fourth grade – that was his special place.” That special place now might get its own spot on the Town Meeting warrant. “What a wonderful place to bring children up,” Johnson said. “It was just relaxing. My kids learned how to swim down there. I will probably never go down there again, but at least my children will, maybe.” Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

me ‘what can we do around here?’” O’Hara said the fishing and aquaculture industries also were major points of discussion for the committee members. He said using education to get young people interested in those industries could do much for the town. More specifically, O’Hara said children as young as 8 and 14 can get limited lobstering licenses, which means lobstermen could potentially provide mentorships that keep future generations interested in the industry. “It’s an opportunity people don’t seem to be aware of,” O’Hara said. O’Hara said he thinks work on Harpswell’s economic development plan is on schedule. After the Feb. 11 public meeting, he said his firm will then review all of the data it has collected since September 2012 – including interviews and feedback from meetings – and collate the input into a report. The firm also will lay out a strategy for how the town can improve its economy, possibly in the three sectors discussed Tuesday. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

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373 Gorham Rd. (Rte. 114) Scarborough, ME

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Caring and Experienced

Advantage Home Care is looking for caring and experienced caregivers to provide in-home non-medical care for seniors in the greater Portland, Maine. If you possess a PSS or CNA certificate, have worked with clients with dementia or have provided care for a loved one in the past, we would like to talk with you about joining our team. We have part-time and full-time shifts available weekdays, nights and weekends. We offer competitive wages; ongoing training and support; dental insurance; supplemental medical benefits and a 401k plan with employer match. Call Laura today at 699-2570 to learn about a rewarding position with our company. 550 Forest Avenue, Suite 206, Portland, ME 04101



Pownal, Maine

Green Firewood $220 Green Firewood $210

Eastern Maine HomeCare d/b/a Bangor Area Visiting Nurses is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

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Must have a minimum of one year clinical experience and a current Maine RN license. Must have the ability to observe, assess, plan, implement and evaluate individuals and families using the nursing process; must have good communication skills; must have knowledge of the team concept in providing health care; must be detail-oriented and able to work independently.

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The community health nurse provides and promotes comprehensive health services to individuals and families in the home for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health or minimizing the effect of illness and disability.


Weekend Registered Nurse and an Evening (Noon-8:00pm) Registered Nurse to work from our Bangor office.


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Additional fees may apply Visa/MC accepted • Wood stacking available


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HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE IS LOOKING FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST. Do you want to leave work knowing you’ve made a real difference in someone’s life? Are you the kind of dependable person who won’t let a perfect summer day (or a winter blizzard) keep you from work? Are you trustworthy enough to become part of someone’s family? We’re looking for natural born CAREGivers: women and men with the heart and mind to change an elder’s life. Call us today to inquire about joining the greatest team of non-medical in-home CAREGivers anywhere! Flexible part-time day, evening, overnight, weekday and weekend hours.

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Direct Support Professionals Looking for committed professionals to join our team of YES! CWS is seeking exceptional candidates to support people with disabilities to live life fully. We have full- and part-time openings in Saco/ Biddeford, Portland and the Lewiston/Auburn areas in Residential Support and Employment Assistance. For information on these and other openings, visit us online at To apply, please fax resume to 207-879-1146 or email: Benefits. Training Provided. Equal Opportunity Employer

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CARPENTRY • Painting • Weatherization • Cabinets We are a thriving program providing in-home support to older adults. Our per diem Companions offer socialization, light personal care and end of life care. We see skills and experience but are willing to train. If you are compassionate, mature and a helper by nature call LifeStages. All shifts available, particular need for evenings and week-ends. Competitive wages.

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If you are looking for meaningful part-time or full-time work, we’d love to speak with you. Comfort Keepers is a non-medical, in-home care agency that is dedicated to taking good care of those special people whom we call our caregivers. Quality care is our mission, hiring kind, compassionate, and dependable staff is our focus. Many of our wonderful Comfort Keepers have been with us for years because:

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Green Products Available


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Assisted Living at its Best! Freeport Place and Webster Commons Come Join our Families! Lookingfor forC.N.A.s, PSSs and Looking PSSsCRMAs and CRMAs

Part-time 7-3 andand per3-11 diem shiftsperare available. Weekends • Some diem shifts are available. We are a family focused Assisted Living and Dementia Assisted Living Units located in Freeport Maine. All staff must be personable, Team oriented and driven to help provide a Comfortable, homelike environment for our Residents.

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Hall Painting

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REAL ESTATE FREEPORT HOUSELOT for sale. Upper Mast Landing 1.9+/- acre. Drilled well. Driveway in place. Mostly field. Asking $49,000. 207441-1274 between 8-5.

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RENTALS Windham waterfront, furnished efficiencies. Single occupancy through May. Shopping nearby. $450.00—$595.00 monthly. Utilities, wifi, cable tv and parking included. Call 892-2698. Apt for rent- Downtown Freeport. Large, 2 room efficiency. parking. Gas monitor heat & stove. Electricity & HW included. $675.00/mo + security/references. 207-329-2718. GRAY- CABIN FOR RENT Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. $175.00/week. 657-4844.

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REAL ESTATE DOG LOVERS TAKE NOTICE. 4 + Buildable lots adjacent to protected Canco Woods. Builder investor wanted. Brokers protected. Write to: Atlantic Services, LLC. 103 Read Street, Portland, ME. 04103 FALMOUTH, HOUSE for sale. FSBO, 2bed, 1 1/2 baths, cape, 1 car detached garage, 1 acre, hard wood floors, claw ft tub, $191,800, realtors welcome. Call 2320744.




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Pets for your health from page 12

pet or having a pet as a family companion. Playing with a pet is a great way to release excess energy and focus on tasks. Also, a pet with his or her unconditional love can help someone with ADHD over-

come self-esteem issues. Similar results are possible when pets are used as therapy animals for children with autism and other behavioral disabilities. • Reduce propensity for allergies: Children who grow up in homes with cats and dogs are less likely to develop common allergies and even asthma, research sug-

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gests. In fact, children who live around two or more dogs or cats before their first birthday are less likely to have allergies of any sort, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Research presented at the 10th International Conference on Human Animal



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Orchards from page 1

of the city code if they chose to live there after that point. He previously deemed the building dangerous after he inspected it with a structural engineer last September. He said Wednesday that the city is taking the matter to West Bath District Court to seek an order from that the Orchards leave the house. If granted, and the Orchards did not leave voluntarily, the city could take the couple back to court on contempt charges. Another option could be to have police remove the couple from their home, Davis said, adding that he would rather

Election from page 1

en driving in connection with a single-car accident last month on Meadow Road. Her blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was 0.22 percent, or nearly three times the legal limit, according to police. Trusiani replaces Andrew Mason, who

Wolkens from page 1

alcohol content at the time of the accident allegedly was 0.22 percent, or nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Wolkens, who was transported to Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick as a precaution, but was not seriously injured, is scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on March 12, according to Police Chief Christopher Lewis.



it not come to that. “Hopefully they’re going to be living in safe, decent housing by then,” he said. “... I’d hate to show up there and force them to leave their home.” Putting the Orchards out on the street is “my absolute last hope as to how this goes,” Davis said, also noting that it is not a foregone conclusion that the judge would rule in the city’s favor. Alan Orchard, an 81-year-old former carpenter, has acknowledged that the house they have lived in for 26 years is in bad shape, and said he and his 55-yearold wife have tried to find another place, but money is their problem. Yvonne Orchard has said she and her husband approached the Bath Housing Authority for help, but they were

told there is a two-year waiting list for Section 8 housing – government assistance to low-income renters – and a six- to 12-month wait for elderly disabled people. She said Wednesday that she has not heard anything new about when the apartment would be available, and that she and her husband did not have anyplace else to go if they have to leave their home.

She said last month that the city has offered them temporary housing in Brunswick, but that they declined out of fear of the pipes freezing at their Windjammer Way house. City Manager Bill Giroux has said that all the city officials involved in the matter have been doing all they can to assist the couple “in every way possible.”

stepped down from the Board of Selectmen after his election in state House District 60 last November. One year remains in his three-year term. Trusiani Tuesday night said he appreciated the votes he received. He has called experience one of his key attributes, and noted the town’s budget deliberations will begin soon. Thompson said Wednesday that he was

not surprised by the results, given how well-known Trusiani is around town. He is undecided about whether to run again in the next election. Trusiani served three terms on the Board of Selectmen before being defeated by David Douglass and Ronald Riendeau last November in a three-way race for two board seats. The 52-year-old has lived in Topsham nearly all his life,

and has worked as an equipment operator with Harry C. Crooker & Sons. Trusiani’s public service includes a committee that looked into consolidation of School Administrative District 75 with the Lisbon school district. He has chaired the Sagadahoc County Budget Advisory Committee for four years.

Wolkens, who ran unsuccessfully last November to represent House District 60 in the Legislature, did not publicly acknowledge the accident or summons until she was questioned Tuesday as she greeted voters outside the polls at the Topsham Fairgrounds. She said, however, that she had talked privately to people in the community when deciding whether to continue her campaign. Wolkens said she did not consider going public about the incident because, while she understands it is a

matter of public record, “I also feel like it’s a personal thing.” “I’m mortified that I allowed it to happen,” Wolkens, the only person involved in the accident, said. “... I still want to serve my town. I guarantee it won’t ever happen again. But the biggest thing is that I’m sorry.” She called the incident a reminder that “everyone needs to be careful.” “It can happen to anybody, and it hasn’t stopped other people from serving,” she said. “It doesn’t change who I

am; it doesn’t change what I believe in. I know it shouldn’t have happened; I know it was a terrible thing. I’m insanely glad that ... nobody else was involved.” Wolkens ran for the board against former Selectman Jim Trusiani of Main Street and Finance Committee Secretary Bill Thompson, an Arbor Avenue resident. Neither Thompson nor Trusiani would comment Tuesday on the charge against Wolkens. Each said it is a private matter.

Here’s how to help the Orchards Among the efforts to aid Alan and Yvonne Orchard is a donation fund in their name, available at any Norway Savings Bank. A campaign at indi-

• land • homes • rentals • commercial • summer property, which aimed to raise $1,500 for the couple by Dec. 31, 2012, received $450.

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from the private school later this month, younger generations in Brunswick and surrounding areas will have their own chance to transform the digital into physical. “I think the fab lab is a place where (students) can hold an idea in their hand, take their ideas and turn them into opportunities,” Boisvert said. Boisvert said non-student individuals will be able to pay a membership fee, while companies can pay on a sliding scale depending on their size.

Boisvert said anyone will be able to use the fab lab for commercial purposes, but it will not be designed for mass manufacturing. The fab lab also will be open source, which means people will be able to use existing templates created by others, and create their own. Boisvert said the equipment for the school is already funded, and she’s now raising funds for staff. With that and hopes to start a commercial facility in Brunswick, Boisvert said she is planning a crowdfunding campaign within the coming months. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

Project Canopy from page 4

vices, report writing and database management from the planning office. The town’s tree warden, Kyle Rosenberg, with the help of the planning office, plans to coordinate volunteers and students to work with the Tree Committee on the project, which will create a new tree inventory database for the town. “The database will help us ... in our mapping,” Melanson said. “We’re going to have a ... geographic information database (and will) have a report that will get into

tree distribution,” with elements like condition, size, value, species and location. The next piece of the project will be development of a management strategy, according to Melanson, who said it will ask “are we meeting the goals of having trees along our streets, and how do we take care of those better than we currently do? Basically, the inventory will help us plan better for trees that we have, and trees that we’ll be planting in the future.” The town plans to conclude its reporting by early autumn. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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