www.theforecaster.net January 20, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 3
News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell
MRRA, town officials undeterred by loss of Kestrel plant By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — In the wake of Kestrel Aircraft’s recent announcement it will not be building airplanes in Brunswick, local officials are saying the decision will not have long-term
negative effects on business attraction at Brunswick Landing. “It’s a very unfortunate situation,” said John Moncure, chairman of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees, but “it’s something
from which we will recover.” That view was shared by a number of Brunswick town councilors and economic development staff, who pointed to the nearly 120 jobs that have already been created on the for-
mer Navy base. “The focus in the last week or so has been on what hasn’t been going on at Brunswick Landing. But I would like to shift the focus to what has been going on,” Special Projects Assistant
Denise Clavette told the Town Council on Monday before giving a run-down of which companies have already signed leases and hired employees. See page 17
Harpswell eyed for charter school with marine focus
Roger S. Duncan / For The Forecaster
The Bootmobile, a road-worthy replica of the L.L. Bean Maine Hunting Shoe mounted on a biodiesel-fueled truck, will tour the country to mark L.L.Bean’s 100th year in business. The Freeport-based retail giant launched the celebration Tuesday at the Brunswick factory where the boots are made. The Bootmobile is piloted by Ian Bechtel, of Portland, Oregon, a professional driver and tour operator.
L.L. Bean turns 100, biggest boot ever hits the road By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — They call it the “Bootmobile,” a 13-foot tall, 21-foot long L.L. Bean boot mounted on a truck. The strange-looking vehicle is sure to turn heads as it makes its way around the country in celebration of the company’s 100th birthday. Although the “Bootmobile” was the attention grabber at the company’s anniversary kick-off on
Tuesday, the Bean boots on nearly everyone’s feet were the real testament to the success of the company’s iconic product. Most people know the story of how the company founder, Leon Leonwood Bean, decided to go into the boot business after returning from a hunting trip with cold, wet feet. Since 1912, the original Maine Hunting Shoe has remained one of L.L. Bean’s best-selling
items, even as the company has grown to sell clothing, home furnishings and a myriad of outdoor products. Last year, Bean reported $1.44 billion in annual sales. For the past 22 years, the Bean boots have been proSee page 22 Right, Terry Amsted of Brunswick works Tuesday in the L.L. Bean factory in Brunswick, where the iconic Maine Hunting Shoe is produced.
By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — A proposal to create a marine-themed charter school in town is gaining momentum. The idea to build a school that incorporates Harpswell’s maritime heritage with experiential education has attracted the attention of selectmen, residents on both the neck and the islands, as well as Rep. Kim Olsen, RPhippsburg, and Sen. Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon Falls. According to Robert Anderson, who came up with the idea after charter schools were legalized last summer, the school’s curriculum would combine traditional education with marine studies and experiential learning. Students would learn math by building boats and biology by seeding clam beds, as well as study up-and-coming industries like renewable energy. Anderson said Mitchell Field would be an ideal location for the new school, although the town-owned West Harpswell School building is also a possibility. Since pitching his idea, Anderson has attracted a small group of committed volunteers who are trying to put together a board of directors and register as a nonprofit corporation. The group met to discuss strategy on Wednesday night, including how to convince people See page 22
INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................16 Classifieds......................19 Community Calendar......16
Meetings.........................16 Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................8 People & Business.........14
Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................22 School Notebook............14 Sports.............................13
Eagles lose to Mt. Blue, 43-42 Page 13
RSU 1 cost-cutting survey is online Page 3
January 20, 2012
Brunswick eyes zoning exception for its buildings
Offer expires January 31, 2012. See store for details.
$200 off ALL
20% off ALL EYEGLASS
changes and set public hearings on two proposed tax increment financing districts for Brunswick Landing. Planning staff are recommending that municipal buildings be allowed to exceed current maximum footprint and parking lot size by 40 percent. The zoning change was written with the future police station site, on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets, in mind, as draft plans for the police station indi-
By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is considering making an exception to its zoning rules to allow town-owned buildings – and not privately-owned buildings – to have larger footprints and parking lots than what is currently permitted. During Tuesday’s meeting, the council also adopted an emergency amendment to allow shellfish harvesting on Sundays, made a number of parking enforcement
Offer expires January 31, 2012. See store for details.
25 Years of Service to the area Now in one location at our 82 Baribeau Drive Ofﬁce
for both Eyeglasses and FREE Hearing Evaluations
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm • Sat 10am-2pm Call us at: 725-7741
TO DO LIST: Clean the closet Groceries
Open my account at Midcoast Federal Credit Union
STOP BY ANY OF OUR LOCATIONS TODAY!
GOT QUESTIONS? CALL US
If you live, work or attend school in Sagadahoc, Lincoln or Knox Counties or the Towns of Brunswick, Harpswell or Freeport in Cumberland Country, simply open a $25 SAVING ACCOUNT to become a MIDCOAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION member.
www.midcoastfcu.net 6 Station Ave. Brunswick, ME 729-8737
U.S. Rt. 1 Edgecomb, ME 882-7919
831 Middle Street Bath, ME 443-5531
U.S. Rt. 1 Thomaston, ME 594-7775
"Your Beacon to Financial Security" Equal Housing
www.midcoastfcu.net • 1-877-9MIDCOAST
cate that it will exceed the allowed footprint and impervious surface coverage. Because many other town buildings current exceed the standards, the change would also bring them back into compliance. Since the zoning change was drafted, Town Manager Gary Brown said councilors have been hearing from constituents concerned about the implications of such a wide-sweeping change. In response, councilors said on Monday they wanted to narrow the change to just the police station site. In the past, the Planning Board has frowned upon making such specific changes, especially when they benefit the town. One planning board member called a similar effort, the recent rezoning of Longfellow School, “spot zoning.” Brown agreed that the Planning Board may not have approved of the change, but said the council was authorized to amend the ordinance on its own. He also said the councilors are in a tough spot and must address concerns that the ordinance change is both too broad and too narrow. He also pointed out that any landowner may request the zoning to be changed on their property. “We’re not exercising any privileges not available to others,” he said. On Monday, three Brunswick residents encouraged the council to narrow the ordinance changes to just the police station site. Connie Lundquist called the town out on its decision to build the new police station where the zoning would need to be changed. “I don’t think the town gets to do what it wants to do just because it wants to do it,” she said. Councilors directed staff to determine exactly how large the police station and parking lot will be before bringing the revised item back at a meeting next month.
Shellfish Sundays In response to a request from the Marine Resource Committee, the council voted to allow shellfish harvesting on Sundays between Oct. 16 and April 30.
Because of the limitations of tides and daylight, the change will allow harvesters only about four additional hours a month to dig. But Marine Resource Officer Dan Deveraux said the extra time was especially helpful in the winter months, when daylight hours – and incomes – can be more limited than the rest of the year. Devereaux said thanks to on-going restoration efforts, most of the areas that had been closed due to pollution are now re-opened. He said the additional harvesting day will not negatively affect the town’s shellfish stock.
TIF hearings set
Public hearings on two proposed TIF districts for Brunswick Landing will be held on Feb. 6. While the details of the TIF agreement have yet to be worked out, Brown encouraged the council to decide on the geographic area of the TIF before April 1, when the value of all the buildings formerly owned by the Navy will be added to the town’s tax rolls. If the town doesn’t create a TIF district before that date, it means the town’s valuation will increase, resulting in less state revenue sharing and educational funding, and more paid to Cumberland County.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the council also made a number of changes to the town’s parking ordinance, including revising the traffic pattern around Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School to decrease congestion. The school’s access road will be made one-way from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the direction of travel from Spring Street toward Stanwood Street. The west side of Armory Street, the west side of Spring Street from Weymouth to McKeen streets, and the east side of Spring Street from Page to McKeen streets will be no parking or standing. Finally, the loop opposite the current pickup-drop off spaces will become a no parking area. Other changes affected Noble, Maine and Elm streets. Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.
Smile from the inside out. Beyond straight, white teeth, there is something else that can brighten your smile. Studies show that your oral health may be connected to your overall health and that is why keeping your regular dental visits is so important. Call today and let’s get started on a healthier smile.
Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry 168 U.S. Route 1 Falmouth portlandmainedentist.com
January 20, 2012
RSU 1 seeks public input on possible $1M budget cut By Alex Lear BATH — Faced with having to cut next year’s budget by a projected $1 million, Regional School Unit 1 is asking for public input on the spending plan. An online survey, which can be accessed at surveymonkey.com/ s/8XB7Y6X, asks questions such as which services should be prioritized,
which budget cuts should be considered, and whether the respondent would be willing to incur a tax increase to maintain school programming and services at their current level. Superintendent Patrick Manuel said the survey would provide “different perspectives and viewpoints from students, staff, parents and community members.”
Grant to improve accessibility of Bath trail By Alex Lear BATH — Thanks to a recent $5,000 grant, a Thorne Head Preserve trail will be upgraded this summer to enhance accessibility for those with mobility issues. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, which owns the preserve, received the grant from the L.L. Bean Land Trust Grant Program. The funds will go toward the Overlook Trail, and the trails at the High Street venue are open free of charge from dawn to dusk. “Thorne Head Preserve is a wonderful asset to our community, and now even more of our citizens will be able to enjoy the beauty of this special place with the grant award,” said Kevin Shute, Bath Trails member and program director of the Bath Area Family YMCA. The upgrade, one component of an improvement project for the preserve, involves the placement of a stable and firm surface on the half-mile trail. The parking lot was redesigned and expanded last July to facilitate up to 10 cars, and the lot includes one new space which complies
MEDICAL MARIJUANA EVALUATION
with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Last fall, a trail crew and volunteers from the Maine Conservation Corps improved the Narrows Trail to control erosion. The work on that trail, which runs along the Kennebec River, helps to protect water quality. The corps and volunteers also finished a large section of a new technical trail that runs by the face of the headland. The Mushroom Cap scenic overlook is linked with the Narrows Trail by 69 stone steps. The land trust, which purchased Thorne Head in 2000 with public support and a grant from Land for Maine’s Future, strives to protect the land, wildlife and water of the Kennebec Estuary. The organization holds easements on more than 700 acres of private land, and it maintains eight preserves for the enjoyment of the public. Log onto kennebecestuary.org or call 442-8400 for more information.
Your Local News. Always Free.
My Golden Guarantee: (1) I will offer the highest amount of cash, regardless of condition for your gold and silver jewelry, and miscellaneous sterling items. (2) I will beat any quote you have received from any other gold and silver buyer.
Private & Discrete By appointment only 207-730-2237
now associated with one of america’s most trusted gold reﬁnery in business for over 100 years.
Lowest Price Guaranteed!
25% Off Window Replacement
With a KOHLER® backup generator from Gowen Power Systems, you can power part, or even all of your home when the power goes out. And with an automatic transfer switch, the generator will come on automatically in just a few seconds. ®
Gowen Power Systems
400 Commercial St. • Portland, ME 207-773-1761 • 800-564-6936 www.gowenpower.com Maine’s oldest servicing Kohler dealer 24/7 Emergency Service
Maine Contractors Group LLC Central Maine’s Premier Home Improvement Company
Serving Central and Southern Maine Fully Insured - References Available
Mention this ad and get free delivery
Asphalt Rooﬁng Kitchen & Bathrooms Metal Rooﬁng Basement Remodeling Call For A Free Estimate & Details
KOHLER 14 KW
A maintenance agreement from Gowen Power Systems makes controlling your expenses easier, so you can keep your generator running at peak efﬁciency without ruining your budget.
Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
CONVERT YOUR GOLD & siLVER iNTO CAsH iNsTANTLY
Find us online at:
“We’re looking at $500,000 less in revenue coming into RSU 1, and then we’re looking at a projection of another $500,000 of increased costs,” he said, such as fuel and heating oil, health insurance, and potentially the food service program. “It’s an early projection, and we’re just starting our budget process, but we’re going into it with the frame of mind that we might need to try to find approximately $1 million,” Manuel said. Nearly 700 people responded a year ago to a district survey, similar to the current one. About 32 percent of responders said they supported no tax increase, while the same amount would be willing to incur a 1 percent to 2 percent increase; 12.6 percent said they could support a 3 percent to 4 percent increase; 4.5 percent could support a 5 percent to 6 percent increase, and 18.5 percent would be willing to pay whatever money is needed to maintain current programs. Shuttleworth said most responders were people connected to the schools.
“For over a half a century I have established a reputation for my integrity, ethics & trust.”
Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
The survey deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 31. RSU 1’s finance committee will discuss the results Thursday, Feb. 2, at an open-to-the-public meeting to be held at Bath Middle School at 8 a.m. The current $25.6 million budget, approved last June, included a 2.5 percent tax hike, which boosted the levy by more than $413,000, to nearly $17 million. The budget itself increased nearly 3 percent, or about $730,000. Then-Superintendent William Shuttleworth cited a $1.1 million decline in state and federal revenues as a key reason behind the need for higher taxes. Manuel, who replaced Shuttleworth last year, said RSU 1 expects to receive $100,000 more in state aid for the upcoming fiscal 2013 budget. But the Bath-based district, which also includes Arrowsic, Phippsburg, West Bath and Woolwich, looks to lose about $480,000 in federal job stabilization funds it had saved for use in fiscal 2012. RSU 1 may also lose some money in areas such as Medicaid reimbursement and tuition, Manuel said.
���������� �������� ����������� �������
����������������������� ������� ��������������
January 20, 2012
‘Smart’ meter opponents take case to Maine’s highest court By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — Opponents of Central Maine Power Co.’s “smart” electrical meters have appealed the Maine Public Utility Commission’s dismissal of their complaint. The group filed with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Portland on Jan. 10 to overturn the PUC’s decision not to investigate claims that the wireless meters have health, safety and privacy issues, and are an invasion of privacy. Last year, the PUC ruled that CMP must offer customers the ability to opt out of having the meters installed on their homes or businesses if they pay an initial opt-out fee, followed by a monthly charge to have CMP read the meter manually. However, some opponents of the me-
���������, �� 82 Maine St. ���.���.����
��������, �� 5 Depot St. ���.���.����
ters have said the opt-out decision does not go far enough because the PUC has a legislative mandate to “ensure safe, reasonable and adequate service,” and that requiring people to pay to opt out is equivalent to blackmail. The Maine Center for Disease Control previously said it did not find “any consistent or convincing evidence to support
a concern for health effects related to the use of radio frequency in the range of frequencies and power used by smart meters.” That was before the World Health Organization last year listed radiation from cell phones and other wireless devices, such as smart meters, as a possible carcinogen. CMP has repeatedly said it is not the company’s job to determine whether the
meters are safe. The installation of the meters was paid for by federal grants from the Department of Energy. The company is scheduled to complete the installation of 620,000 meters throughout the state in the first quarter of this year. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.
Bath police investigating apparent drug-related death By Alex Lear BATH — Police are looking for people who could shed light on the circumstances behind the death of a man whose body was discovered Jan. 14 at the Hampton Inn, 140 Commercial St. The body of 35-year-old Sean Duffy,
��������, �� 781 Route � ���.���.����
who lived and worked in the Bath area, was found on Jan. 14 at about 3 p.m. by hotel staff. Preliminary indications were Duffy died of an overdose caused by illegally obtained prescription drugs. As part of the investigation, detectives located Mark Watrous, 31, a transient who has spent time in Bath, to discuss events leading up to Duffy’s death. He was arrested at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court for a motor vehicle offense. Detectives interviewed Watrous and obtained a statement, Bath Lt. Stan Cielinski said in an email Thursday morning. He said the investigation is continuing, and that Watrous was unable to make $750 cash bail and was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail. Investigators said the only charge Watrous is facing is the outstanding warrant for his arrest, and that police only want to speak to him as part of the investigation. “We right now still think it’s an overdose death,” Cielinski said Wednesday,
347D Main St. ���.���.����
“but there were some people that had contact with (Duffy) before he passed away – the same day, we believe – and Mark Watrous’ name is one of the names that came up.” Cielinski said it appears Duffy willingly took the drugs and then accidentally overdosed. People with information on the incident can call Bath’s detective line at 443-8367. Police are awaiting a report from the medical examiner’s office on the cause of Duffy’s death. On Wednesday they expressed their concern about “the persistent crisis of prescription drug abuse in Maine,” noting that “this death is another reminder of the gravity of the problem and its impact on our community.” The department encouraged people seeking information or help with addiction to call Mid Coast Hospital’s Addiction Resource Center at 1-800-244-3805. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
Do you LOVE pleasant surprises? Prepare for “wow.” Stunning images, premium-quality products, & first-class service.
������ A. �����������, �� | M������� A. ���������, �� | ���� M. ��������, �� A��� J. M������, �� | ����� W. S����, ��
PROFESSIONAL CHILDREN’S PORTRAITURE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PORTRAITS • FAMILY PORTRAITS HEADSHOTS • MODEL/FITNESS/DANCE PORTFOLIOS 207.761.3916
Like us on acebook
RICHARD G. SANDIFER Portland, Maine
We’re not saying we’ve seen it all.
P H OTO G R A P H E R
Warming hearts and freezing time since 1999.
But we have seen this. Twice. Never a dull moment. To make sure your insurance keeps up with your risks, talk to Riley Insurance Agency about Travelers. Rest assured, from home to auto to business, there’s nothing we haven’t seen before.
CONQUERING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS Thursday, February 2nd, 5:30-7:00pm in the Priscilla Savage Middle School Community Room at North Yarmouth Academy
©2007 The Travelers Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Riley Insurance Agency
139 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: rileyinsuranceagency.com
An informal conversation about the social, personal, and educational challenges that children encounter in middle school today and how we can guide them on their path to high school. Reserve your seat by calling 846-2376 or visiting www.nya.org Open to the Public
NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY College Prep for Grades 5 through 12
January 20, 2012
Topsham selectmen to consider Riverwalk cost savings plan By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Having town crews build a riverside walking trail instead of putting the construction out to bid may save the Androscoggin Riverwalk project money, but the Maine Department of Transportation and federal authorities must first approve the plan. The project has cost more than anticipated and town officials have been looking into ways to save money on the work yet to be completed. The Board of Selectmen were scheduled to hear a report from Planning Director Rich Roedner about the proposal at its Thursday, Jan. 19, meeting. The Androscoggin Riverwalk is to run from the Androscoggin Pedestrian Swinging Bridge downstream to Summer Street.
It then will connect to the Summer Street sidewalk and proceed across the Androscoggin River and into Brunswick via the Frank J. Wood Bridge, also known as the “Green Bridge.” A future section in Brunswick has been planned to link the two bridges. DOT is providing 80 percent of the total $120,000 anticipated cost of the town’s portion of the project. The Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk advisory committee raised the 20 percent local match of $24,000 for Topsham’s part of the project. But it turns out that construction could cost closer to $140,000, which has caused the town to work with its engineers and DOT to find savings, Roedner said. “Another option is to have the town crews build this section of trail as well,” he wrote
in a Dec. 28, 2011, memo to the Board of Selectmen. The recently completed Bridge to Bridge Trail, which runs from the Swinging Bridge upstream to the Black Bridge, was built by Topsham Public Works as an in-kind match. “Again, it would require no cash from the town, and all costs would be reimbursed by either the DOT or the Androscoggin Riverwalk Committee,” Roedner said. The town has approached DOT about that idea, he continued, and has “been advised that since this is federal money, making it a public works project rather than a public bid project is not the preferred option, but that we can certainly submit a request and approach the DOT and federal authorities for clearance.” Roedner said the Board of Selectmen was
comfortable with its town crews working on the Bridge to Bridge Trail, and that “I just need to get them to say whether they want us to pursue building the Riverwalk.” The Bridge to Bridge Trail had state funding, whereas the Riverwalk has federal money coming through the state, Roedner said. Using town crews for the Bridge to Bridge project, “we came in way under the budget that had been established for that project,” he said. He noted that an alternative idea would be to go out to bid and hope bids come in low enough to construct the current design, but risk needing to downscale the trail for it to be affordable. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
Potty puts out fire, saving Brunswick apartment building
The blaze started in a dryer vent that goes outside, where a propane gas grill also caught fire. It took firefighters from Bath, Brunswick and West Bath about a half hour to knock put the fire out, and digging out and cleanup took until about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. People can go back into Units C and E “shortly,” Hines said, noting that D would have to be rebuilt. Red Cross volunteers and Bath residents Judy Hamer and Jennifer Ramos responded to meet the emergency needs of those impacted by the fire, according to a Red Cross press release. The agency was continuing to work with those residents Tuesday to make sure their immediate needs are met. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
Experience all we have to offer by calling 774-6630. LocaLLy ownEd. GLobaLLy connEctEd.
42 Mallett Drive, Freeport (off Exit 22 in Freeport)
Hours: M-Th 8-5; Fri 8-12 www.freeportmedicalcenter.com
• Adult / Pediatric Primary Care • Female Wellness • Walk-in Clinic • Lab Testing • Insurances Accepted • Discounts for same day payment • Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy for neck and back pain Now offering Aesthetics (Botox™)
Brian Knighton D.O. & Sheila Boese PA-C
‘Relate to your business with your head, to your family with your
Maddy Corson Award (fewer than 25 employees)
Maddy Corson, sponsor of the award to small business, and winner KC Hughes of LT’s inc., Portland.
Leon Gorman Award (25-plus employees)
among the heart.’ 300-plus who
attended the 2011 Maine Family Business Awards, produced by the Institute for Family-Owned Business, remember those words by keynote speaker Howdy Holmes.* So act now, take a first step and gain recognition for your family-owned business. Nominate your company-or another firmalso gen era rds a today and be there w t in 2012 when the “lots of energy” Institute for Family“…great networking Owned Business opportunities…” celebrates its 13th “work hard-survive…” year: Monday, “reassured by May 14, 5:30 p.m., hearing of similar Marriott Hotel in struggles” South Portland.
AlliedCook Construction, Scarborough, won the Leon Gorman Award for large businesses; the Cook family, Dan, David, L.A., and Matt accepted.
Shep Lee Award (community service)
comm en ts
Insurance sales, media sales, lab & scientiﬁc (QA, QC & Techs), IT (java developers, data analysts)
Find your medical home at Freeport Medical Center
Currently recruiting for immediate opportunities in:
Feel lost in the shufﬂe of big medicine?
Providing recruiting, stafﬁng, assessment & training solutions to Maine businesses for 50 years.
Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.
By Alex Lear BATH — A dryer vent and gas grill are being blamed for a fire that destroyed a Windjammer Way apartment and damaged two others late Monday night. The one-alarm blaze, which started at Maritime Apartments in unit 20D, was called in at 11:27 p.m. Fire totalled the unit and damaged neighboring units C and E, Bath Fire Chief Steve Hinds said Tuesday. Unit E sustained roof damage, while C had damage to the second floor ceiling and attic space up to the roof. Although all of the units were occupied, no one was hurt, Hinds said. Fifteen people had to evacuate, and they have been assisted by the American Red Cross in finding temporary shelter.
Topsham and Freeport also responded.
Fire destroys Bath apartment, damages others
American Red Cross assisted the family of four that lived in the apartment where the fire started. Fire departments from Bath, West Bath,
Awards categories and 2011 winners:
billowing from the four-unit apartment building’s eaves. They encountered more smoke and heat as they made their way upstairs and into the bathroom, which appeared to be the source of the smoke. Inside, they found a broken toilet and sink and concluded that the heat from fire had cracked the toilet bowl, drowning the flames and keeping the fire from spreading to the attic and into neighboring apartments. Because the fire was contained, the residents of the building’s three other units were able to return to their apartments. But the Mid Coast Chapter of the
By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — A cracked toilet bowl apparently extinguished a fire in a Perryman Drive apartment on Jan. 11, the Fire Department said, preventing the blaze from spreading throughout the building. The four residents of the apartment where the fire started, however, were displaced from their home. According to Deputy Chief Don Koslosky, the family members were downstairs watching TV when smoke detectors sounded. They called the Fire Department at 9:22 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke
For Maine Family Business Awards entry criteria, judging, contacts, and more, go to www.fambusiness.org. Or, contact the Institute office at 207.798.2667 Winner of the Shep Lee Award for community service, Halcyon Blake of Halcyon Yarn, Bath, and Adam Lee, Shep Lee’s son.
*Howdy Holmes is a former Indy 500 race car driver and current CEO of family-owned JIFFY Mixes.
The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides unique knowledge, resources and networking opportunities that enable Maine’s business-owning families to prosper and achieve their fullest potential. The Institute assists firms through seminars, workshops, networking. The website also carries information about the Institute’s programs and membership.. In partnership with
Verrill Dana, LLP, Attorneys at Law
January 20, 2012
LePage bill seeks more government transparency By Naomi Schalit and John Christie AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage is proposing legislation to close a loophole in ethics laws that has allowed high-level state officials not to report millions in state payments to organizations run by them or their spouses. The governor’s legal counsel said the bill was prompted by a Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting story two weeks ago that revealed that between 2003 and 2010 the state paid almost $235 million to such organizations. Dan Billings, who drafted the legislation, said, “This is a reasonable problem that has a reasonable solution. Particularly in the legislative branch where you have a citizens’ Legislature, you’re going to have people who have these conflicts, but everybody should know about it and then people can act properly and make sure everybody acts properly and makes decisions accordingly.” Billings added, “But if you don’t have the information, you can’t do that.” LePage’s bill, whose lead legislative spon-
sor is Senate President Kevin Raye, R-Perry, would require legislators, executive branch officials and constitutional officers like the attorney general and secretary of state to disclose if organizations they or family members are affiliated with – as owners or management-level employees – are paid more than $1,000 annually by the state. Current law only requires that legislators or high-level state employees report state purchases of goods or services worth more than $1,000 directly from the individual legislator or family member, not from a corporation or entity for which the legislator or family member works. “We’re going to give the Legislature an opportunity to correct this,” Raye said. “I’d be very surprised if this doesn’t pass. What would be the rationale?” Arn Pearson, vice president for programs at Common Cause in Washington, D.C., called the bill “a good step forward, a huge improvement.” But he also said the legislation should be strengthened to require the disclosure of how much state money goes
Keeping Choices in Mind When faced with the challenges of memory loss, choices are critical in the journey of caring for your loved one. At Fallbrook Woods - Maine’s leading memory care community - we are committed to providing choices that honor the self-expression, rituals and routines that are important to each individual in need of memory support. To experience life-enriching moments ﬁlled with choices in a secure environment, call Janet at 207-878-0788.
to personal interests. “It would be nice if they would take it one step further and disclose the amount and the purpose,” Pearson said. “I think people would want to know that, if you saw this listed on a disclosure form the first question would be, ‘How much and for what?’” Raye said the bill would only apply to managerial level employees or owners of companies that get state funding or contracts. “If you’re the janitor at Company X, it doesn’t include you,” he said. Among those lawmakers whose organizations received millions of dollars in public funding was Sen. Joseph Brannigan, DPortland, who was chairman of the Appropriations and Health and Human Services committees during the period when $98 million in public funding went to Shalom House, where Brannigan was executive director. Brannigan said he backs the governor’s proposal to close the disclosure loophole. “I fully support the effort to look at and update our disclosure laws,” Brannigan said. “The more transparency the better.” And the Senate’s second-ranking Democratic leader, Sen. Justin Alfond of Portland, said he, too, agrees with the move to tighten the loophole.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Rob CaRpenteR Sat. Jan 28 • 5-8pm
Can One New Furniture Piece Change Your Whole Room?
The answer is YES! BRIGHTEN YOUR WINTER
For a preview of Rob’s music, visit:
Fri & Sat, Jan. 20 & 21
The Topsham Fair Mall
729-5366 418 Ray Street-Merrymeeting Drive, Portland, ME 04103 207-878-0788 www.FallbrookWoods.com
“Maine is fortunate to attract many working professionals to serve in our part-time, citizens’ Legislature. These lawmakers often run successful businesses and non-profits that sometimes assist Maine people and government,” Alfond said. “Transparency and accountability are paramount in these relationships. I fully support an easy legislative fix, as it’s critical to earn and keep the public’s trust.” LePage’s proposed legislation closes an additional loophole, also documented in the center’s story, that has allowed departing legislators and officials to ignore the requirement to file financial disclosures each year if the filing deadline falls after they have left office or state employment. That has created a situation where prominent lawmakers and regulators, such as former Public Utilities Commission head Kurt Adams, did not have to file a financial disclosure for their last year (or portion of a year) in state government. Naomi Schalit and John Christie are senior reporters for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a non-profit, nonpartisan news service based in Hallowell that provides its stories as public service. The center can be reached at mainecenter@ gmail.com and on the Web at pinetreewatchdog.org.
Fairground afe C
Mon 6am-8pm • Tues & Wed 6am-2:30pm Thur 6am-8pm • Fri & Sat 6am-9pm Sun 6am-2:30pm
66 Maine St., Brunswick • 207-725-5057 Hours: 10-5, Wed-Sat
A Tradition of Skiing A Mountain for Families A Lifetime of Memories
e z i n Orga Season Passes only $269 Lift Tickets only $34 Friday Lift Tickets only $10
Carie Costello Call for an appointment
What to keep, what to move on, create interesting new outfits from what you have Call Carie to schedule your Closet Audit today 347-7148
844 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103 39 Glover Road, Rumford, ME 207-364-8977 • SkiBlackMountain.org
January 20, 2012
Brunswick may give parents school choice option By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Re-opening Hawthorne School, turning the former Times Record building into a bus garage and renovating Jordan Acres Elementary School are among the options to be discussed at
a special Jan. 25 School Board meeting on the town’s school facilities needs. Superintendent Paul Perzanoski may also float a plan to give parents a choice of which elementary school their children attend.
Bath man charged with sexual abuse allegedly used Internet to lure teenage girl By Alex Lear BATH — A 21-year-old man has been charged with 15 counts of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of criminal restraint. Andrew T. Mank was summonsed on Jan. 11 by the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office for offenses that allegedly took place from March through November 2011 in West Bath and Topsham. The November 2011 criminal restraint offense occurred in West Bath. In a case of sexual abuse of a minor, a person engages in a sexual act with another person, not a spouse, who is either 14 or 15 years old. The accused must
be at least 5 years older than the other individual, Chief Deputy Brett Strout explained. It is a Class D crime. Criminal restraint means that the accused knowingly restrained another person, Strout said. It is also Class D crime. He said Mank’s criminal restraint charge was separate from and not related to any kind of sexual crime. Detective Sgt. John Burne investigated the case with Brunswick Police Detective Sgt. Martin Rinaldi and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office detectives.
School Board members and administrators met Jan. 9 with a representative from Harriman Associates, the architectural firm hired to study Brunswick’s school buildings. The group discussed ideas for addressing an increasing elementary school enrollment and deteriorating school buildings. School Board member Rich Ellis, who sits on the Facilities and Maintenance Committee, outlined a number of options the committee is considering at the Jan. 11 board meeting, including keeping the current configuration of grades K-2 at Coffin Elementary School and 3-5 at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. Other options include: • Using Coffin and Jordan Acres for grades K-2, and HBS for grades 3-5. • Using Jordan Acres for pre-kindergar-
continued page 17
ten and kindergarten students (assuming a pre-K program is created), Coffin for first and second grades, and HBS for grades 3-5. • Dividing the town’s elementary enrollment between Coffin for grades K-2, HBS for grades 3-5, and re-opening Hawthorne School for the remainder of grades 1-5. A future solution may also include moving the bus garage, currently located behind Coffin, to the former Times Record building on 6 Industry Road. The move would put the vacant townowned property back to use and would free up space around Coffin for a possible future expansion of the school, if the board decided to take that route. continued page 22
Experience our Culture of Joyful Learning Family Open House: Saturday, January 21, 10:00 am
Custom Kitchen and Bar Stools
Custom Kitchen and Bar Stools
Meet FSP teachers, take a tour of the school, and participate in a Q & A session with the Head of School and Director of Studies Parent Class Visit: Wednesday, January 25, 9:00 am (Grades 1-8) RSVP: email@example.com www.friendsschoolofportland.org 207•781•6321
better water, pure and simple™ better water, pure and simple™
Home game room equipment
137 Preble St • Portland, ME • 775-3000• 800-662-4500
137 Preble St • Portland, ME • 775-3000• 800-662-4500
Arsenic Arsenic Radon Radon Nitrates Nitrates Iron Iron Manganese Manganese Odor Odor Hardness Hardness Taste Taste
Water Problems? Water Problems? WE CAN HELP YOU! WE CAN HELP YOU!
Water Treatment Equipment, WaterTreatment Equipment, Inc. Inc.
We have the most complete line of water We haveequipment the most complete lineorofPURCHASE water conditioning for RENTAL conditioning and thequipment e EXPERIENfor CERENTAL you canor TRPURCHASE UST. and the EXPERIENCE you can TRUST.
g Servin nce i s e n n i i MaServ 4g e 196sinc Maine 4 196
846-5061 • 1-800-328-7328
6-5Route 061 •One, 1-80Yarmouth, 0-328-7328ME 91584U.S. www.WaterTreatmentMaine.com 915 U.S. Route One, Yarmouth, ME www.WaterTreatmentMaine.com www.wte–inc.com
195 Pleasant Street Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-1611 GoodwinChevyMazda.com
With 79 years in business, Goodwin Collision Center is committed to providing hassle-free repairs. We work with EVERY insurance company so you don't have to. Our friendly staff will provide you with a FREE no-obligation repair estimate. • Free Loaner Vehicles • Lifetime Warranty • I-CAR Certiﬁed • Cutting Edge Eco-Friendly Painting System Present the coupon below for instant savings! Get $100 off any repair of $500 or more. It can be used towards your deductible. Not redeemable for cash. Coupon must be presented before payment. One coupon per occurrence. May not be combined with other offers. Expiration date: 6/30/12.
Play systems, Pool tables, Home game room equipment Play systems, Pool tables,
January 20, 2012
Teaching our children to lie Recently, I was presented the opportunity for an exciting business meeting in New York City. Fortunately, my daughter Ophelia was home on college break and available to watch her siblings, thereby saving me the vast and unwelcome expense of a babysitter for two overnights. School morning No. 1 went very well. Morning No. 2 didn’t go quite as well and I received a panicked call from my eldest at 8 a.m., relaying the information that the bus had come and gone without her two younger brothers getting aboard. This news did not delight me, and I lamented the plight of single mothers everywhere: it’s not easy being a solo show. After taking a very deep breath and finding a friend to drive my boys to school, I made the long-distance
Stop Buying Oil. Get Heat From the Earth.
EVERGREEN GEOTHERMAL Low Cost, Reliable, Heat and Air Conditioning Evergreengeo.com
Dave Leonard (207) 650-5098
call to the school office that many parents dread – the “my child is going to be coming in late” call. Otherwise known as the “you’re a naughty parent” interrogation. As a woman who is possibly too honest at times, I explained our plight: the 19-year-old sister, the malfunctioning alarm clock, and the fact that I was more than 300 miles away. As I shared my story with a mix of disdain and humor, I heard silence – and then a tiny chuckle on the other end of the phone.
parental word cease being a valid excuse? I refuse to reveal my sources, but I know of adults in the school system who have advised our children to “just always lie and say you were feeling sick, or it’ll be unexcused.” Obviously, many students and parents feel forced to fib. What a good lesson for our youngsters.
I don’t make excuses for my children if their tardiness is due to intentionally poor behavior on their part, like spending 35 minutes in the shower. But is it necessary for our kids to be shivering in their skateboard sneakers because a parent hasn’t used the fake stomach-ache excuse? When did vouching for our own children become meaningless?
I found that my explanation had counted for nothing. My son was punished Sandi Amorello for his tardiness by not being allowed to participate in swim team practice that day. This type of school policy is ridiculous, and annoys me to no end. And I’m not putting the blame on the otherwise lovely school secretaries. They are just the messengers. Being penalized by not being permitted to compete in an athletic event that day is one thing – but a practice? Really? And more importantly, when did our
I understand it if a teenager arrives at the high school two hours late, smelling of cigarettes and strawberryfrosted Dunkin’ Donuts, or if a parent calls four out of five days each week claiming alarm-clock issues. That would clearly warrant intervention. But our town isn’t inhabited by parents smoking crack on street corners, and I believe parents here are well-intentioned and doing their best, for the most part.
If my child truly requires 20 minutes extra sleep, or is emotionally upset and I prescribe some “mental health” time before beginning another pressure-filled
Ski for the Y supporting kids, families and communities
Don’t miss the inaugural ‘Ski for the Y’ on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Pineland Farms. This fun-ﬁlled family day will feature many winter activities including X-country ski race competitions and a pond hockey tournament. To register for ski races, pond hockey or to volunteer, visit www.cumberlandcountyymca.org Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information regarding sponsorships, please contact Valerie Paavonpera at (631) 871-3635.
For additional information, please contact Pineland YMCA (207) 688-2255.
continued page 9
Brand N ew Frame Selection !
Purchase a complete pair of glasses at full price and
get $100 off a second pair of prescription glasses. Some restrictions apply. See optician for details. Sale expires 1-31-12.
Now scheduling appointments for eye exams. Accepting most insurances. HOURS: M-F 8-5 and Sat 9-4
AugustA 255 Western Avenue 622-5800
fArmingdAle bAngOr bAth 210 maine Avenue 824 stillwater Avenue 1 Chandler drive 582-5800 947-7554 suite 15 443-1491 www.smarteyecare.com
January 20, 2012
Amorello from page 8 school day, I believe that to be an uber-valid excuse. I’m the parent. I know my child, and I’m tired of being treated like a crime suspect. Acts of God should obviously also qualify. Parent: “Hello. This is Timothy’s mother. I’m going to be bringing him in 17 minutes late this morning.” School: “And why is that? Does Timothy have a lifethreatening illness? The bubonic plague?” Parent: “No. But a 40-foot conifer fell on our house last night and we had to use an axe to break down the front door in order to get to our car, so we’re running late.” School: “Oh. I see.” (unspoken message: “Sorry but that won’t cut it sister.”) And so it goes. Please. Let’s reclaim our parental power. And it would also be nice if we could demonstrate that telling the truth doesn’t always result in punishment. In fact, I think we should earn points for not lying and saying our kid has a tummy ache when in fact, the dog really did eat the alarm clock. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/111429
Columns welcome We encourage readers to submit Forecaster Forum op-ed columns. Forum columns are limited to 700 words. Writers should display an authoritative knowledge on the subject on which they are commenting. Columns must be exclusive to The Forecaster for publication. Writers are restricted to one published column every six months. We reserve the right to edit for accuracy, clarity, and civility. To propose an op-ed, or for more information, contact Mo Mehlsak at 781-3661 ext. 107 or email@example.com.
President - David Costello Publisher - Karen Rajotte Wood Editor - Mo Mehlsak Sports Editor - Michael Hoffer Staff Reporters - Amy Anderson, Emily Guerin, Alex Lear, Mario Moretto, Emily Parkhurst News Assistant - Amber Cronin Contributing Photographers - Natalie Conn, Paul Cunningham, Roger S. Duncan, Diane Hudson, Rich Obrey, Keith Spiro, Jason Veilleux Contributing Writers - Sandi Amorello, Scott Andrews, Edgar Allen Beem, Halsey Frank, Mike Langworthy, Susan Lovell, Perry B. Newman, Michael Perry, David Treadwell Classifieds, Customer Service - Catherine Goodenow Advertising - Janet H. Allen, Charles Gardner, Deni Violette Sales/Marketing - Cynthia Barnes Production Manager - Suzanne Piecuch Distribution/Circulation Manager - Bill McCarthy Advertising Deadline is Friday noon preceding publication.
Replace yourself and get out of the way Back in 1968, when I was a sophomore in college and the United States took a turn for the worse from which it has never quite recovered, biologist Paul Ehrlich published a best-seller called “The Population Bomb” that envisioned a dire future for the world due to overpopulation. The book itself fizzled out over time as Ehrlich’s visions of famines, plagues, and wars failed to materialize quite as he imagined. But while Ehrlich may have gotten the particulars wrong, his major point was absolutely correct – population growth is the most serious problem facing humankind. The Universal Funny though, in all the rhetoric about climate change, rising sea levels, greenhouse gases, energy alternatives, agricultural sustainability, economic crisis, immigration policy, and refugee issues, you rarely if ever hear anyone suggest that the root of all our global and national problems is overpopulation. But it is. There Edgar Allen Beem are too many people in the world and too many people in the United States. We could use a few fewer people in Maine as well. So what ever happened to the ZPG (zero population growth) movement that was once such an integral part of environmentalism? If we had all just replaced ourselves (two kids per couple) and gotten out of the way, we might not be in some of our current environmental, energy, economic, and ethical dilemmas. (Easy for me to say. I have three daughters.) When I was born in 1949, there were 152 million people in America and 2.5 billion people in the world. Today, there are 308 million in America and close to 7 billion in the world. Ehrlich was right. How can a doubling or tripling of population in one lifetime not be an explosion, a population bomb? My parents were part of the Greatest Generation, those selfless folks who did what had to be done.
But, of course, it was the Greatest Generation that ignited the post-World War II baby boom. Now I have a feeling that my generation, the 76 million Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964, will be remembered as the Grossest Generation, selfish folks who insisted on doing their own thing. If you want to understand graphically why Social Security and Medicare have become such contentious national issues and why MaineCare is under attack here in Maine, just look at population pyramids from 1950 and 2010. In 1950, a U.S. population diagram resembled a Christmas tree with a broad base of young people tapering on up to the oldest at the top. Plenty of worker bees to support their elders. Today, the bloated pyramid is approaching a solid rectangle, a fat demographic top-heavy with oldsters. The median age in this country has gone from 30.2 in 1950 to 37.2 in 2010. Here in Maine, the oldest state in the nation, the median age is a gray and grizzly 42.7 years. It’s not welfare fraud or freeloaders that are putting a strain on social services, governor; it’s us, you and me. We’re old. I’d like to think that a lot of the population-based problems in the country – demand for social services, energy, food, jobs, etc. – will disappear once the big bubble of Baby Boomers passes through the system and out of existence. Unfortunately, just about as many Americans were born in the 18 years between 1988 and 2006 as in the 18 years between 1946 and 1964. The birth rate has come way down as the population has increased, but the sheer numbers have not. And it’s those sheer numbers that have to eat, stay warm, get educated, find jobs, and stay healthy. Come 2050, when I will be 101 if I’m still around, the population of the United States is projected to be 440 million. KaPOOM! 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/111447
The Forecaster is a weekly newspaper covering community news of Greater Portland in four editions: Portland Edition; Northern Edition covering Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Freeport; Southern Edition covering news of South Portland, Scarborough, and Cape Elizabeth; Mid-Coast Edition covering the news of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell
The Forecaster is a division of the Sun Media Group.
Drop us a line The Forecaster welcomes letters to the editor as a part of the dialogue so important to a community newspaper. Letters should be no longer than 250 words; longer letters may be edited for length. Letters to the editor will also always be edited for grammar and issues of clarity, and must include the writer’s name, full address and daytime and evening telephone numbers. If a submitted letter requires editing to the extent that, in the opinion of the editor, it no longer reflects the views or style of the writer, the letter will be returned to the writer for revision, or rejected for publication. Deadline for letters is noon Monday, and we will not publish anonymous letters or letters from the same writer more than once every four weeks. Letters are published at the discretion of the editor and as space allows. E-mail letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 Fundy Road Falmouth, ME 04105
781-3661 Fax 781-2060 Visit our website at theforecaster.net
The Forecaster disclaims all legal responsibility for errors or omissions or typographic errors. All reasonable care is taken to prevent such errors. We will gladly correct any errors if notification is received within 48 hours of any such error. We are not responsible for photos, which will only be returned if you enclose a self-addressed envelope.
January 20, 2012
NEED HELP WITH DIVORCE OR CUSTODY MATTERS?
LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL A. FELDMAN
1/11 at 9:17 p.m. James Patrick Smith, 33, of River Road, was arrested by Officer John Roma on River Road on charges of domestic violence assault and obstructing report of a crime. 1/12 at 10:14 p.m. Jeremiah James-Cooper Pynchon, 32, of Potter Street, was arrested by Officer John Roma on Potter Street on a charge of domestic violence assault. 1/13 at 4:12 p.m. Gerald Wayne Sanford, 52, of Everett Street, was arrested by Lt. Todd Ridlon on Elm Street on a charge of criminal trespass. 1/13 at 7:53 p.m. A 16-year old boy, of Bowdoin, was arrested by Officer Daniel Sylvain on Elm Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 1/14 at 4:03 p.m. Tyler Robert Nadeau, 34, of Hemlock Road, was arrested by Officer Gretchen Paxton on Gurnet and Bath roads on a charge of operating under the influence. 1/14 at 6:47 p.m. Eustacia Wood, 39, of Pond Road, Manchester, was arrested by Officer Patrick Scott on Pleasant Street on a warrant. 1/15 at 2:07 p.m. Daniel Leonard, 25, of Hartley Farm Lane, Kittery, was arrested by Officer Patrick Scott on Pleasant Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 1/16 at 1:50 a.m. Jacob Stanley, 20, of Columbia Avenue, was arrested by Officer Robert Lane on Federal Street on charges of burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and possession of a burglar's tools.
— Free Initial Consultation —
14 LINCOLN STREET, BRUNSWICK, MAINE 04011 TELEPHONE: (207)729-2660 TOLL-FREE: 1-800-883-0260 email@example.com michaelfeldmanlaw.com
40 years experience specializing in divorce, custody, wills, personal injury, auto accidents, and medical malpractice.
Special Guest, Colby College Musicologist Dr. Steven Saunders
Portland String Quartet Guest Violinist, Patrick Doane Sunday, January 29, 2 pm
Sponsored by Calderwood Charitable Foundation & Yankee Ford Reception Host Local 188
LARK Society for Chamber Music (207) 761-1522 ~ www.larksociety.org
Arrests 1/9 at 8 p.m. Lucas Creamer, 31, of Middle Street, was arrested by Officer Michelle Small on Middle Street on charges of criminal trespassing and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. 1/10 James Murphy, 32, last known address Wolf Pond Road, Woolwich, was arrested on a warrant on High Street.
Summonses No summonses were reported from Jan. 9-17.
Trail trash 1/8 at 9:04 a.m. Officer Andrew Booth responded to the report of a full bag of garbage being left behind a tree along a wooded path by the Bath Area Family YMCA. Information inside the bag led police to its owner, who reportedly claimed to have left the bag in a dumpster and to not know how the bag got behind that tree.
AT(te)M(pt) 1/18 at 12:27 a.m. Officer Mike Lever investigated the report of an attempted break-in to an ATM at the Savings Bank of Maine on Chandler Drive. Someone reportedly used a tool to try unsuccessfully to pry open the machine, which caused several thousand dollars worth of damage. The attempt triggered an alarm, drawing police to the scene, but the alleged perpetrator had fled by the time they arrived.
Fire calls 1/11 at 9:40 p.m. Structure fire in Brunswick. 1/12 at 9:27 a.m. Truck fire on Route 1. 1/16 at 11:27 p.m. Structure fire at Maritime Apartments.
EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 42 calls from Jan. 9-16.
Summonses 1/11 at 8:38 a.m. Ryan Warren O'Leary, 32, of Pleasant Street, was issued a summons by Officer Gretchen Paxton on Maine Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 1/13 at 4:23 p.m. Stephen Beaulieu, 18, of Harpswell Island Road, Harpswell, was issued a summons by Officer Jason McCarthy on Maine Street on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.
Church of the living dead 1/10 at 8:39 a.m. Police received a request to remove a dead squirrel from inside St. John the Baptist Church on Pleasant Street. When a patrol officer went to flip the squirrel over to remove it, the squirrel woke up and ran away "with a noticeable limp," according to the report.
Man mad for Mad Dog 1/11 at 8:38 a.m. Ryan Warren O'Leary, 32, of Pleasant Street, was allegedly checking out at 7-11 on Maine Street when the cashier noticed he had something concealed under his coat. After checking the video tape, the employee determined the man had stolen a bottle of "Mad Dog 20/20" wine. The man left the store, but was later issued a summons on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
Varicose veıns? Laser therapy is your best treatment choice. Today’s laser therapy — pioneered in Maine by Maine Cardiology Associates — is scientifically proven to give the best results. Better than radio-frequency treatment. Better than surgery. In under an hour!
119 Gannett Dr., South Portland, ME • 207 774-2642 • mainecardiology.com
Dude, where's my surfboard? 1/13 at 12:02 p.m. An employee of MER Assessment group reported finding three surfboards on the ground outside the Industrial Parkway business. Police confiscated the boards.
• Quick recovery • Proven results • Many insurance plans cover treatment
Call 774-2642 today to schedule your free information session.
1/9 at 8:05 a.m. Fire reported on Durham Road. 1/9 at 2:09 p.m. Medical emergency on Parkview Circle. 1/9 at 2:12 p.m. Medical emergency on Baribeau Drive. 1/9 at 3:16 p.m. Fire alarm on Maine Street. 1/11 at 9:17 p.m. Disturbance on River Road. 1/11 at 9:22 p.m. Fire on Perryman Drive 1/12 at 1:24 p.m. Vehicle crash on Gurnet Road. 1/12 at 3:14 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Route 1. 1/13 at 4:30 p.m. Vehicle crash on Old Portland Road. 1/12 at 4:09 p.m. Vehicle crash on Route 1. 1/14 at 11:07 p.m. Fire alarm on Winslow Park Way, Freeport.
continued next page
January 20, 2012
1/15 at 10:20 p.m. Fire on Lawrence Road, Pownal.
EMS Brunswick emergency medical services responded to 44 calls from Jan. 9 - 16.
Harpswell Arrests There were no arrests or summonses reported from Jan. 9 -16.
Topsham Arrests No arrests were reported from Jan. 9-17.
Summonses 1/14 at 12:32 p.m. Adam Caesar, 28, of Maple Street, was issued a summons by Sgt. Fred Dunn on Bridge Street on a charge of operating after suspension. 1/14 at 3:39 p.m. Jessica Lynn Balch, 34, of
1/12 at 6:41 a.m. Police were informed of a burglary at Rusty's Store on Tedford Road the night before. A front window was broken, and cigarettes and petty cash were stolen. About $300 worth of items were taken.
Fire calls 1/10 at 10:48 a.m. Fire alarm on Governor's Way. 1/10 at 7:30 p.m. Medical call on Governor's Way. 1/11 at 3:39 p.m. Fire call on Eagles Way. 1/11 at 9:31 p.m. Mutual aid to Brunswick. 1/13 at 11:02 a.m. Fire alarm on Governor's Way. 1/14 at 2:57 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road. 1/16 at 1:16 p.m. Mutual aid to Lisbon. 1/17 at 6:50 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Augusta Road.
EMS Topsham emergency medical services responded to 17 calls from Jan. 9-17.
P H Y S I C I A N
D I R E C T E D
Our new non-invasive facial treatment that produces collagen and improves skin quality with firmness you can see and feel. No anesthesia or skin cooling. We can treat eyes, neck, lips and your full face. Like us
Ask about our nutritional and personal training program. 240 U.S. Rt. 1 The Shops at Falmouth Village Falmouth, ME 04105 Physician Directed Skin Care Hand & Foot Care Skin Peels Botox
Body Masks, Wraps & Scrubs
Start The New Year off right with a FREE EyEglass TunE-up Stop in through January 31, 2012
RepaiR Kit while supplie s last
Midcoast Optical Services
130 Center Street, Bath (207) 443-8141
8 Mason Street, Brunswick (207) 729-7979
Mon-Fri 8-noon, 1-4
Mon, tue, Wed, Fri 8:30-12, 1-4:30 • thu 8:30-noon, 1-7
Grandfather. Retired Business Manager. Vocational Youth Programs. Lee Patenaude firstname.lastname@example.org
from previous page
Night on the town
Facials & Photo Facials
Pole disposition 1/10 at 11:58 a.m. Officer William Collins responded to the complaint of two stolen 10foot aluminum telescoping poles from Stantec Consulting on Park Drive. The items were each worth about $900 and were stored outdoors.
Fairview Drive, Lisbon, was issued a summons by Officer Al Giusto on Lewiston Road on a charge of operating after suspension.
Rotary. Humanity in Motion. Rotary.org
Just what our patients ordered. Maine’s leading knee, hip, and shoulder experts are now together in one comprehensive practice. The surgeons at Maine Medical Partners – Orthopedics offer today’s most advanced care for arthritis-affected joints and injuries. In partnership with the Joint Replacement Center at Maine Medical Center, this team provides quality, worldclass orthopedic care right here in Maine. Now accepting new patients. 5 Bucknam Road, Suite 1D Falmouth, ME 04105 Phone: (207) 781-1551
PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): George Babikian, MD, Michael Becker, MD, Donald Endrizzi, MD, Brian McGrory, MD, Peter Guay, DO
A department of Maine Medical Center
January 20, 2012
John James Oliver, 61: Special Olympian, big Dallas Cowboys fan las Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Another favorite trip was to Washington D.C., where he visited the many memorials and museums and his favorite destination there, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where he brought home his “big money,” a sheet of 16 $1 bills that the Frame Shop framed for him and he hung on the wall of his room. He loved the American flag which still flies, along with the Maine state flag and the Dallas Cowboys flag, at his home. Oliver also loved chop suey, Diet Pepsi and his favorite hot drink, tea. Oliver was predeceased by his parents. He leaves behind many friends who lovingly remmber his crow and turkey imitations, and his nicknames for his friends. He is survived by his special friends Lucille, Fred and Lorna Lothrup, Christina Rawson, Nate Allen, Lorrie Blake, Krissi Ivy, Michelle Doucette and his many friends in the Mobius Community. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. A gathering will follow at Mobius, 319 Main St., Damariscotta. 195 Pleasant Street Brunswick, ME 04011
TIRES FOR LIFE
OIL & FILTER CHANGE
Maine's BEST Tire Program
Present this coupon and receive an oil and ﬁlter change for only $16.95. Synthetic oil extra. FREE car wash included. complete chassis lubrication, check coolant for protection, inspect tires, factory recall inspection, multi-point inspection.
Register for our exclusive Tires For Life program today. Purchase on set of tires, future rotations & replacements are FREE! If you ﬁnd the same tire advertised for less than what you paid at goodwin's, we will reimburse you 110% of the difference. Expires 6/30/12.
May not be combined with other offers. Not redeemable for cash. Some exclusions may apply. See dealer for details. Expires 6/30/12.
See dealer for details!
195 Pleasant Street Brunswick, ME 04011 (207) 729-1611 goodwinchevyMazda.com
John Clark Rogers, 93 TOPSHAM — John Clark “Jake” Rogers, 93, died Jan. 7 at the Governor King Wing of The Highlands in Topsham. Born July 6, 1918 in Newton, Mass., he was the only child of John J. and Genevieve Clark Rogers. His mother died in the influenza pandemic in 1919 and he spent his early Rogers childhood in the care of his grandparents, Henry M. and Mary Collins Clark of Springfield, Mass., and his father of New York City. At the age of 12, he moved to Baltimore, Md., where he lived with his aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mrs. Emil Novak, and their children. He graduated from the Gilman School in Baltimore in 1936 and later from Princeton University in 1940. He majored in psychology and was a member of the Cap and Gown Club. After college, Rogers enlisted in the U.S. Navy and after hearing about the
195 Pleasant Street Brunswick, ME 04011 (207) 729-1611 goodwinchevyMazda.com
More! The sale goes on! Clearance! We’ve taken further markdowns so
Clearance! Clearance! Now Even LOWER PRICES!
You’ll Save % 20 to70% OFF Selected Mens, Ladies’ & Children’s Winter Sportswear, Outerwear and More!!
Please join us for the
FORT ANDROSS WINTER ANTIQUE SHOW! Sunday, February 26, 2012 10am to 3pm Located in the historic Fort Andross Building at 14 Maine Street, Brunswick 54 plus dealers selling an assortment of antique furniture and accessories including: 18th & 19 c. primitives, folk art, art, pottery, nautical, toys, jewelry, glassware, textiles, stoneware, & much more.
Early Buying 8am - 10am / Admission $5 Free General Admission starting at 10am Free parking / Food Available Deborah Stufﬂebeam, Show Manager (207) 522-1977 • (207) 607-4514 or email@example.com
TAKE 20 OFF
Selected Winter Boots
Selected Carhartt Winterwear
for Men, Ladies & Children! Winter Coats, Lined Pants and More!
And More! 100 Count
14 Maine Street Brunswick, ME 04011 T (207) 725-2855 F (207) 607-4513 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Daily 10am - 5pm Fridays 10am - 7pm
Equal Sweetener Packets
Our Reg. $2.99
101 Laundry Detergent
Punjana - 80 Count
Irish Breakfast Tea
RCA - 4 Device
Our Reg. $3.49
or E-mail to
We carry one of the largest assortments of antiques and collectible reference and price guides available.
Dealer inquiries always welcome! 16,000 sq ft showroom featuring 160 quality displays, celebrating 15 years.
1 $ 98 3 $ 99 2 Pack
TAKE 20% OFF
On Selected Winter Workwear
Discount Taken At Register
• Compare to National Brands a $3.99 Value!
See us on the web at:
Mill Antiqu bot es Ca
attack on Pearl Harbor, he transferred to Naval Aviation and served as a flight instructor throughout the war. He continued his service in the U.S. Navy Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. On July 9, 1948 he married Anne Cleland Read of Baltimore, and in 1950 they moved to Longmeadow, Mass., where they raised their daughters. He joined Henry M. Clark Co., the real estate and insurance firm that his grandfather started in Springfield, Mass., and made the business his career. Family and friends, music, sailing, skiing, tennis and running were foremost in his life. He was the founder of the Field Club of Longmeadow, Mass., and served on the board of the Wesson Memorial Hospital in Springfield. He was also active on Princeton’s Schools and Scholarships Committee for many years. Rogers is survived by his wife of 63 years; daughters Amy R. Rogers and Anne C. R. Leslie and her husband Seaver Leslie; three granddaughters, Genevieve, Marion and Frances Leslie, all of Wiscasset. A musical memorial will be held on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Holden Frost House in Topsham. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Gilman School, 5407 Roland Ave., Baltimore, Md., 21210 or to the giver’s charity of choice. 1-16-12 to 1-22-12
Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasett in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Mobius, Inc., 319 Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543.
12 Count Assorted
Blue Diamond 100 Calorie Pack
2for$500 Our Reg. $2.99 each
Vanity Fair - 40 Count
2 $300 packs for
Our Reg. $1.99 each
Thank You for Shopping Renys!
16 great locations throughout Maine!
Bath 443-6251 • Belfast 338-4588 • Bridgton 647-3711 • Camden 236-9005 Damariscotta Underground 563-3011 • Damariscotta Main Store 563-5757 Dexter 924-7524 • Ellsworth 667-5166 • Farmington 778-4631 Gardiner 582-4012 • Madison 696-4405 • Pittsfield 487-5821 Portland 553-9061 • Saco 282-1233 • Topsham 373-9405 • Wells 646-1566 Visit us for hours & locations at renys.com
Photo by Ben Magro
NEWCASTLE — John James Oliver Jr., 61 died Jan. 13 at Cove’s Edge Nursing home in Damariscotta following complications from pneumonia. Born on Nov. 19, 1950 in Massachusetts, he was the son of John Sr. and Margaret (Hodgdon) Oliver. For many years he lived in Wiscasset with his mother and became close friends with their neighbor, Lorrie Blake, and her daughters Krissi and Michelle. Oliver was a member of the Mobius community for many years, loving his various jobs at Lincoln Academy, Walk and Feed, and Salt Bay Framers. He was also a member of the Special Olympics for many years and earned several medals. He was a passionate fan of the Dallas Cowboys and for his 50th birthday he went to Philadelphia to see them play and to watch the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. He loved taking vacations and traveled to many places including Niagara Falls, Las Cruces, N.M., Disney World, Savannah, Ga. and, his favorite trip, to the Dal-
If you have a story idea, a score/cancellation to report, feedback, or any other sports-related information, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 20, 2012
Showdowns highlight memorable week As the winter season passes the midway point, there’s been ample excitement on the court, ice, track, trails, slopes and in the pool. Here’s a glimpse:
Brunswick’s boys and girls were first at last weekend’s league meet. Mt. Ararat’s boys and girls each finished third.
Boys’ basketball The Hyde boys’ basketball team is quietly putting together another stellar season. The consistent contenders entered the week 8-0 and first in the Western Class D Heal Points standings. The Phoenix eked out a 50-48 win at Waynflete Friday, then earned a 65-55 victory at Valley Saturday. In Eastern A, Brunswick is sixth at 7-4 after a tough 38-37 loss at Hampden Academy and a 64-54 triumph at Skowhegan. The Dragons are at Cony Friday and host Lawrence Tuesday. Mt. Ararat is still chasing its first win. The Eagles fell to 0-11 and 14th in the Heals after losses to visiting Brewer (65-49) and Mt. Blue (60-38). Mt. Ararat is at Edward Little Friday and hosts Oxford Hills Tuesday. In Western B, Morse began the week 3-8 and 13th in the Heals. The Shipbuilders sandwiched losses at defending Class B state champion Camden Hills (77-39) and Winslow (67-53) around a 59-44 home victory over MCI. Morse is home with Maranacook Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat’s Nordic ski teams took part in the Leavitt Hornet Classic last weekend. The girls were 10th and the boys 11th.
Mt. Ararat’s Leah Hitchcock drives to the basket Monday night against Mt. Blue.
York, 1-0, Monday. Brunswick has a home showdown with No. 2 Greely Saturday.
Roundup Roger S. Duncan / For The Forecaster
Mt. Ararat junior Mallory Nelson cuts through a pair of Mt. Blue defenders.
Hockey On the ice, Brunswick’s boys
Swish-Out basketball email@example.com. tourney seeks teams Men’s basketball The 18th annual Dr. Noel tournament Paradise Memorial Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out Child- upcoming hood Cancer Challenge, the longest running, continuous 3-on-3 benefit basketball tournament in the state, is seeking teams to participate in this year’s event, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 29. The tournament is a benefit for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273, or
Girls’ basketball On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat is 7-4 and third in the Heals despite Monday’s painful 4342 home loss to Mt. Blue. The Eagles beat visiting Hampden Academy, 51-41, and lost at Brewer, 65-53, last week. Mt. Ararat is home with Edward Little Friday and visits Oxford Hills Tuesday. Brunswick is 4-7 and 11th after a 56-48 loss at Mt. Blue Friday and a 59-51 home setback to Skowhegan Monday. The Dragons host Cony Friday and go to Lawrence Tuesday. In Western B, Morse is 4-7 and 15th in the standings. Last week, the Shipbuilders fell at home to Camden Hills, 63-57, won at MCI, 46-33, and lost, 5237, at home to Winslow. Morse goes to Maranacook Tuesday. In Western D, Hyde is 0-8 and 13th after recent losses to visiting Hebron (42-34), host Waynflete (56-14) and host Valley (34-12). After hosting Richmond Wednesday and going to Islesboro Thursday, the Phoenix is at North Yarmouth Academy Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat’s wrestling team is 15-6. The Eagles beat Belfast (40-39) and Oxford Hills (42-31) last Wednesday, lost to Madison (44-36), Cony (55-21) and Winslow (47-36) Saturday and lost to Belfast (45-34) and beat Bucksport (48-30) and MCI (45-27) Monday. Morse is 5-13. It lost, 60-20, at Cony last Wednesday, to Mt. Blue (63-16) and Mt. View (54-24) Saturday and to Camden Hills (54-18) Monday. The Shipbuilders also beat Gardiner, 33-30.
The first annual MBR men’s statewide basketball championship will be held March 3-4 in Lewiston/Auburn. Each team will play two games of pool play March 3. The top finisher from each pool advances to the championship run March 4. The cost is $350 per team. FMI, 207318-6523 or Jon@mbr.org.
Locals win lax title
After the Eagles dropped an agonizing 43-42 decision, sophomore Caitlin LaFountain holds her head in defeat while Mt. Blue celebrates.
are 4-4-1 and fifth in Eastern A. The Dragons lost at home to Lewiston Saturday, 5-1. After visiting Mt. Ararat Thursday, Brunswick’s idle until next Wednesday when it goes to Messalonskee. Mt. Ararat was 3-4 and 10th entering Thursday’s game
versus Brunswick. The Eagles next play Jan. 26 at home against Gray-New Gloucester/ Poland. The Brunswick girls are atop the East Region Heals with an 11-2-1 record. The Dragons rolled at St. Dom’s last Wednesday, 10-3, and held off host
Local players were part of the championship team at the 2012 Post Holiday Hootenanny high school boys’ 7v7 tournament at the Riverside Athletic Center. Standing (left to right): Alexander Paulus (Morse), Karl Rickett (Deering), Tom Lawson (Cheverus), Warren Murray (Cheverus), Terry Webber (Westbrook), Winston Sullivan (Brunswick), James Doyle (Deering), Griffin Thoreck (Cape Elizabeth), Mitchel Cooney (Brunswick). Kneeling: David Pearson (Scarborough), Chris Snyder (Brunswick), C.J. Leighton (Falmouth), Schuyler Mace (Morse), Bailey Koch (Deering), coach Sam Manders (Maine Elite Lacrosse).
Students honored by Brunswick Rotary BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Rotary Club recently recognized six local high school students in the last quarter for their involvement in community and school activities. Rotary International’s motto is
New Hires Spencer Thibodeau recently joined Verrill Dana as a winter associate. Verrill Dana’s summer and winter associate programs are designed to provide an opportunity for second year law students to experience the law practice of a typical associate at the firm. Thibodeau will rotate through several departments and practice groups over the winter. He is currently in his second year at Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to law school, Thibodeau earned his B.A. in Political Science with a double major in Economics and Black Studies from Fairfield University. Preti Flaherty recently announced the hire of Robert “Benji” Borowski as an associate. Borowski will practice Energy Law from the firm’s Portland office; he participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2010 and served as a paralegal at Locke, Lord, Bissell and Liddell in Boston where he researched and analyzed “Green” and “Clean Tech”
Your Local News. Always Free.
On newsstands everywhere!
“service above self” and the students honored were chosen based on this principle. All of the students are deeply rooted in their community and their school and truly represent the spirit of Rotary International. The following students were honored by the Brunswick Rotary Club: Nathan Guindonn, senior, Brunswick High School and a commercial art student at Region Ten Technical High School; Benjamin Strickland, senior, Brunswick High School; Sarah Thibeault, senior, Brunswick High School; Margaret Bouchard, senior, Mt. Ararat High School; and Caroline Minott, senior, Mt. Ararat High School. venture capitalist firms. Tyler Hobbs recently joined The Boulos Company as an associate on the brokerage team of Andrew Ingalls, Craig young, Joe Porta and Greg Boulos. He will be focusing on helping owners and tenants satisfy their office, retail, industrial and investment property needs in the Central and Southern Maine region. Tom Polko has joined Martin’s Point as the new vice president of specialty and ancillary services. Polko will be responsible for overseeing specialities, lab, radiology, health education, health information management and billing. He will also be responsible for specialty program development and the launching of a new specialty center. Before coming to Martin’s Point, Polko served as the executive director of the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine in Scarborough and was the chief administrative officer for Cardiovascular Consultants of Maine Bernstein Shur recently announced the addition of attorney Mary Costigan to the firm’s energy, environmental, municipal and regulatory practice groups. She will focus on municipal law, environmental permitting and compliance and will represent municipalities as well as private clients in matters at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, she served as associate corporation counsel for the City of Portland, providing legal advice and representation for staff and the city council on a variety of municipal matters. Costigan also served as president of the Long Creek Watershed Management District Board, which oversees the implementation of the storm-water management plan for Long Creek. Prime Mercedes of Scarborough recently hired David Waldecker and Kallie Newcomb as sales and leasing
Miss Maine honored at Miss America Pageant BRUNSWICK — Miss Maine 2011, Julia Furtado, recently received the Bronze Award of the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nev. This award, presented on stage by the Miss America Organization President Sam Haskell and Duke of Edinburgh U.S. National Executive Director John Randle, demonstrates activities in three areas: community service, talent and physical fitness. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a self-development program avail-
agents. Waldecker lives in South Portland and is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono. Newcomb is a resident of Scarborough and graduate of the University of Southern Maine. Dianne Fazzio was recently hired as the manager of Two Lights Home Care in Cape Elizabeth. She was previously the manager of marketing and communications for a senior living community in Portland and community outreach manager for a local home care agency. Mercy Gorham Crossing, an affiliate of Mercy Health System of Maine, recently hired John Brewer as a primary care provider. Brewer will specialize in family practice medicine. A Perfect Smile, a cosmetic and general dental practice in Falmouth, recently hired Dr. Stefan Andren. He will be working with Dr. Robert Nelson to offer restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dental care. Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy recently announced that Denise Bluhm joined the physical therapy staff at their Brunswick office. She graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana and has provided physical therapy care in the Brunswick area for the past nine years. The Maine Association of Nonprofits recently hired three new staff members. Mark Hews is the new director of programming, responsible for overseeing and developing all aspects of the organization’s training and capacity building programs. Molly O’Connell is the new resources and advocacy coordinator and is responsible for supporting the organization’s advocacy program, nonprofit management help desk, online resources, principles and practices and publications. Abbie McGilvery is the new education program coordinator responsible for planning and executing
Register to play!
Season starts on Sunday, February 26, 2012 with the Daytona 500
January 20, 2012 able to all young people worldwide, equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. To date over 7 million people from over 132 countries have been motivated by the program to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities. The award began in 1956 in the United Kingdom but has spread across the globe. Last year more than 140,000 participants earned a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. This year was the first year that the Miss America Organization has honored recipients of this award.
the SkillBuilder Management Training Program, and supporting other management training programs. Louis Hanson recently joined Mercy Yarmouth Primary Care, bringing with him 32 years of experience and knowledge. He attended the University of Kansas before graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Hanson practiced medicine in Cumberland for 32 years and was active in local and state professional activities, including serving four years as chief of staff at OHM (now Brighton Medical center). Spinnaker Trust recently hired Erick J. Lahme as a senior client advisor for the trust company’s growing clientele. Lahme joins Spinnaker Trust after more than two decades in financial services, most recently as a vice president at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Portland. Christopher King recently joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a home mortgage consultant. He has over a decade of experience in mortgage origination and underwriting. Putney, Inc., a pet pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, recently announced that it has hired TJ Dupree as chief operating officer. Most recently Dupree was corporate vice president, companion animal group at IDEXX Laboratories Inc., the animal health diagnostics and information technology solutions company. In his new role Dupree will have strategic and operational responsibility for all of Putney’s commercial operations including sales, marketing, service and global supply change.
January 20, 2012
The dirty truth about fleas Find out what could be hiding in your home
A problem waiting to hatch
for a sudden, itchy infestation. Consider these uncomfortable facts: â€˘ The adult fleas a pet owner sees represent only 5 percent of the flea population. The other 95 percent - eggs, maggot-like larvae and pupae - hide in your home. â€˘ A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day. â€˘ Eggs hatch into maggot-like larvae in two to four days. â€˘ Larvae are repelled by light and burrow into the fibers, cracks and crevices of your home. â€˘ In their cocoon stage, fleas can lie dormant in your home for up to a year.
Within as little as eight weeks, just two fleas can produce up to 2,000 eggs. Your pet shakes these tiny white specs off himself and into your home where they quickly develop into maggot-like larvae and spin silken cocoons, becoming pupae. In their pupae stage, fleas can lay dormant for up to a year waiting for the right conditions to hatch into adults. That means, as long as you have eggs, larvae and pupae hiding in your home, youâ€™re always at risk
Most flea products only treat adult fleas. The eggs, larvae and pupae are allowed to thrive in your home, hatching into repeated adult infestations. Not only do many products fail to prevent an infestation, they also leave a sticky residue on your pet that can wash away, or rub off onto furniture, carpets and even children. To truly prevent an infestation, you must break the flea life cycle. And that means killing flea eggs and
(ARA) - When fleas are spotted in the home, itâ€™s our pets that take the blame. But did you know that for every flea you see, there could be a much bigger problem hiding in the bedding, carpets, furniture and floorboards of your home? The truth is, flea eggs, maggot-like larvae and pupae represent 95 percent of a flea infestation, and they thrive not on your pet, but in the places your pet likes to snuggle - on the couch, under the porch, even in your bed.
Full line of pet food and supplies, also wild bird supplies
Locally owned, neighborhood pet stores, and dogs always welcome. General Store for Pets
177 Lower Main St. 204 US Rte 1 Freeport, ME 04032 Falmouth, ME 04105 207-865-6484 ph â€˘ petpantry.com 207-781-6550 ph Innova Science Diet Blue Buffalo Multi Pet Precise
Call and reserve a time for your sitting and be assured of priority placement for your sitting. Reservations are not necessary, * however, customers who do reserve sitting times will be given priority placement at their reservation time. Number of sitting times limited; call today!
Years! For Over 125
mples Food Sa t e P l a e Se â€˘ Free Blu ments â€˘ Refresh
Weâ€™re the Problem Solvers
3BOHF 3PBE #SVOTXJDL .&
XXXDPBTUBMIVNBOFTPDJFUZPSH (207) 725-5051 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME www.coastalhumanesociety.org
Special Details: The sitting fee is only $10.00 and includes a FREE 5x7 photograph. Photograph packages will be available for those interested. Details on packages and pricing available at the store on photo day.
Taste of the Wild
4FF PVS BEPQUBCMF BOJNBMT PO PVS GBDFCPPL QBHF PS BU XXXDPBTUBMIVNBOFTPDJFUZPSH
Location: Portland, Maine
Two Great Sister Pet Supply Stores
Pet Pantry Inc.
8IFO ZPV BEPQU GSPN UIF $PBTUBM )VNBOF 4PDJFUZ ZPVSF TBWJOH B MJGF MJLF 5PCZT PS 3PDLFUT PS &TLJNPT
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Full line of pet food and supplies, pet related gifts, self-service grooming, dog sitting available while shopping in Freeport
"EPQU B 1FU
Date: Sat., January 21, 2012
Open House on Saturdays and Wednesdays, 11:00 to 4:00 or by appointment
The way to prevent a flea infestation is to rid your home of developing flea populations. That means making sure those flea eggs never develop into nasty maggot-like larvae. Many veterinarians prescribe an insect growth regulator to stop flea eggs
from hatching. When female fleas feed on your petâ€™s blood, theyâ€™ll pass on potent killing power to their eggs and any existing larvae that feed on excreted blood. Before peak flea season hits, talk to your veterinarian about making sure your home isnâ€™t playing host to a vicious flea infestation cycle.
Now you can have a professional photograph of your pet! Weâ€™ll have professional photographer Gini Haines in the store from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to take a professional photograph of your pet.
Please visit our website for special promotions and events! www.hartofme.com
Break the cycle
ITâ€™S PET PHOTO TIME AT PARIS FARMERS UNION
302 Range Road, Cumberland (207) 829-4116 firstname.lastname@example.org
larvae before they become adults.
Why infestations thrive
ADOPTION CENTER & SHELTER FOR CATS
Flea progeny, in the form of eggs and larvae, can lie dormant for months in furniture crevices and bedding.
In Portland, 64 Auburn St. 797-3151
Door s Prize
Mon - Fri 7:30 - 6:00 Sat. 7:30 - 4:00 Sun. 8:30 - 3:00 BRIDGTON, ME 13 Sandy Creek Rd. 647-2383
SOUTH PARIS, ME 227 Main St. 743-8960
NO. CONWAY, NH Rt. 302 Redstone 356-5669
WINTHROP, ME 30D Summer St. 377-2614
JAY, ME 230 Main St. 897-3333
TURNER, ME 299 Auburn Rd. 225-2525
NEWPORT, ME 12 Progress Park So. 368-4329 LEWISTON, ME 671 Main St. 783-1366
* Customers with reservations will be guaranteed sitting times, others we will try to work in.
MIDDLEBURY, VT Rt. 7 So. 388-3139
Tuesday 1/24 Urbanized, 7 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.
All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to email@example.com, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Short Films by Walter Ungerev, 4 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $5, 775-5568.
Mid Coast Auditions
Pleasant St., Brunswick, $6, 729-3578.
Saturday 1/28 The Holmes Brothers, 7:30 p.m., The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $25 advance/$28 door, chocolatechurch. org.
Friday 1/20 ”25 Years of Rock!” auditions, 6-8 p.m. and Jan. 21, 2-5 p.m., Winter St. Center annex, 880 Washington St., Bath, 443-6581.
Books & Authors
”Circle Mirror Transformation,” for a full schedule of times and prices visit theatherproject.com, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, admission is pay-what-you-want.
Accessing eBooks through Maine Infonet Download Library, 12 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.
Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art
Galleries Friday 1/20 Midwinter Night Dream, 5-7 p.m., Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 880 Washington St., Bath, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books & Authors Friday 1/20
The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, dcruse73@ hotmail.com. Those interested must prepare a rock ballad and/or up-tempo and bring appropriate music and be prepared with shoes to dance.
Brown Bag Lecture with Crash Berry, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 or crashberry.com.
Thursday 1/26 Discussion of “A Moveable Feast,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Maine St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.
Friday 1/27 Elliot Epstein to speak about “Lucifer’s Child,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Ajkun Ballet Theater, New York City-based dance company, holding auditions in February and March 2012 in New York City; FMI visit ajkunbt.org.
Broadband, 7 p.m., Side Door Coffee House, Curtis Memorial Library, 23
”The Who’s Tommy” auditions, 2-5 p.m., also on Feb. 5, 2-5 p.m.,
Future Shorts Pop-Up Film Festival, 6-8 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.
The UPS Store
Your Falmouth UPS Store can provide these services, and more:
Document Services: Mailbox Services: Packing & Shipping Service: Custom Packing Digital Printing Mail Forwarding Custom Box Design Binding Package Acceptance Secure Insured Shipping Laminating Private & Secure Mailbox Rubber Stamps Full Service Postal Service Professional Business Cards Also... Notary Public Onsite , Passport/ID Photos, Name Plates Office and Mailing Supplies & Name Tags & Plates
190 US Rte. 1 Falmouth Station • Falmouth, ME 04105 email@example.com
(207)781-4866 fax (207)781-2719
HoURS: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm • Sat 9am-12 noon
Friday 1/20 ”Favorite Places,” 6-8 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763. Patti Bradley Oil and Pastel, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Music Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. ”Preservation of Earth” demonstration, 7-8 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.
Friday 1/27 ”Sailing with Paper” Demonstration, 7-8 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.
Sunday 1/29 Artist Talk with Bruce Brown, Corliss Chastain, James Marshall and Matthew Smolinsky, 3 p.m., Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 3176721.
All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Mid Coast Bulletin Board
Mon. 1/23 1 p.m. Staff Review Hawthorne School Mon. 1/23 7 p.m. Master Plan Implementation Committee BS Tue. 1/24 4 p.m. Police Station Sub-Committee BS Tue. 1/24 7 p.m. Planning Board BS Wed. 1/25 4:30 p.m. Conservation Committee BS Wed. 1/25 6 p.m. School Board Special Meeting BS Wed. 1/25 Recreation Committee Buck CenterBowdoin College Thu. 1/26 9 a.m. People Plus Border Trust Thu. 1/26 7 p.m. Recycling and Sustainability Committee Hawthorne School
Hooked on Reading discussion group, 1 p.m, Spectrum Generations, 521 main St., Damariscotta, 563-1363.
Saturday 1/28 Cafe en Francais, 2:30-3:30 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
Monday 1/30 “Your home, my homework.”
Are you unsure of how to find services to help a family member, a friend, or yourself?
Help starts here.
Women’s Basic Self Defense, 6-7 p.m., Wu Hsing Shan, 172 Front St., Bath, 4 week course, $25, 443-2893.
trained and friendly specialist ready to help. Or search online at: www.211maine.org
FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Brought to you locally by United Way of Mid Coast Maine
Mon. 1/23 8 a.m. Mon. 1/23 2 p.m. Tue. 1/24 7 p.m. Wed. 1/25 6:30 p.m. Thu. 1/26 6 p.m.
Topsham Wed. 1/25
Board of Appeals Site Visit Comprehensive Plan Implementation Marine Resources Board of Appeals Selectmen’s Meeting
6 p.m. Finance Workshop
TH Th TH TH TH TH
Call for Donations
AniMeals is accepting dog and cat food donations for homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels, to donate or volunteer, call Sarah, 729-0475.
Getting Smarter Saturday 1/21
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
Call for Volunteers
Dial 2-1-1 to be connected with a
Get a taste of slapstick ventriloquism when The Dolly Wagglers present “The Mystery of Ice Mountain” with lifesized puppets on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more information visit mayostreetarts.org.
Harpswell Community Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., Kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell, call for appointment, 833-5567.
That’s a resolution I can help you keep. 650-3298 cell, 773-1990 oﬃce Peggy.Roberts@NEMoves.com • www.PeggyRoberts.com 53 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, ME 04101
New Year! New home?
Travel to a remote, icy landscape with exotic creatures
”Miss Representation,” screening, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 774-9994.
Peace Works Ceremony, 5 p.m., University College, 9 Park St., Bath.
January 20, 2012
Midcoast CA$H Coalition, seeks volunteers for free tax prep and financial asset coaching. Training, early Dec. and Jan. 2012. FMI Sharon Ross 373-1140, sharon.ross@ voanne.org, visit cashmaine.org/ locations/midcoast.
Dining Out Saturday 1/21 Spaghetti/Lasagna Supper, 4:306:30 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, $7.50 adults/$3.50 kids, 443-4707.
Saturday 1/28 Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., First Parish UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, $7 adults/$3 children,
History of Patten Free Library, 10:30-11:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.
Thursday 1/26 Creating What You Want, 7 p.m., Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick.
Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Chair Yoga, Shannon Elliott, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., $10/class or pay what you can, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, FMI and to preregister, 729-0475. Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St.,
People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
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.
Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or datwood@ spectrumgenerations.org.
January 20, 2012
MRRA board focuses on past accomplishments, future goals
from page 1 However the experience of losing Kestrel Aircraft, a start-up venture, to Superior, Wis., left some wondering if MRRA should stick with established companies like American Bureau of Shipping and Mönlycke Health Care, which do not need as much initial public funding, or small, Maine-based businesses like Maine Tool and Machine. “Base redevelopment isn’t going to be dependent on any one big white knight,” Councilor Benet Pols said. “If we get caught in some sort of crisis mode of looking to land the big fish all the time, we’re going to end up getting distracted from the broader mission, which is to plod along.” Moncure said MRRA talks with everyone interested in coming to Brunswick Landing, but “we turn away a lot of people whom we feel are not capable of meeting their obligations,” he said, adding that was about half of those who expressed interest. He said the key to successful re-development is finding the right company to lease Hangar 6, which was completed just before the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission chose to shut down Brunswick Naval Air Station in 2005. “Hangar 6 is still the crown jewel” of the Navy base, Moncure said. “We will be aggressively marketing it.” Currently, Kestrel Aircraft has leased half of the 170,000 square foot building for 10 years. Moncure said MRRA is seeking a tenant for the other half of the hangar, and could make the entire building available in the future. “We have to let it be known that that half is immediately available and the full hangar will be available when Kestrel’s lease expires,” he said. In the mean time, Kestrel plans to hire up to 75 additional employees and use its portion of Hangar 6 for airplane maintenance and repair, MRRA Executive Director Steve Levesque said. He said the company also intends to use the hangar for finishing and delivery of the single-engine turbo-prop airplanes to be built in Wisconsin. “We’re getting an important segment of the company and that should not be dismissed,” he told the MRRA board on Tuesday. “This will be the face of delivery for Kestrel.” But the experience left some feeling like Kestrel had been overly optimistic about its plans for Brunswick Landing. “Kestrel raised everybody’s expectations,” Councilor Ben Tucker said, “everyone up and down the line pulled out
BRUNSWICK — At a meeting on Tuesday, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees downplayed Kestrel Aircraft’s announcement the day before that it would be locating a large part of its business elsewhere. Executive Director Steve Levesque mentioned the company only twice during the meeting: Once when he thanked the the governor’s office and Department of Economic and Community Development for working hard to try to pull a funding package together for the company, and again when he told the board that MRRA would continue to pursue businesses just as aggressively as it had before. He also said he was encouraged that Kestrel would continue to have a presence at Brunswick Landing. Instead of dwelling on the disappointment, the board re-capped the highlights of last year and focused on the tasks ahead of them in 2012, the first full year that MRRA will be a land-owner on the former Navy base. As of Jan. 9, MRRA has signed all the stops to help, and then they went to Wisconsin.” Levesque bristled at the suggestion MRRA could have been more cautious about the way the Kestrel deal was promoted in July 2010, when there was an Augusta fly-in attended by then-Gov. John Baldacci, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, DMaine, and other dignitaries, and said the press had sensationalized the story. He said it was Kestrel’s decision, not MRRA’s, to go public with the announcement it was planning to build airplanes in Brunswick. “We don’t make decisions to announce deals until the company’s ready to announce it,” he said. “Unfortunately, the financing that they had thought would come through didn’t come through. It happens sometimes.” Wisconsin offered the company nearly $90 million in New Market Tax Credit allocations, another $18 million in Enter-
Abuse from page 7 Police allege that Mank developed a relationship through the Internet with a 14-year-old girl. Through this contact he allegedly grew closer to the girl and committed the offenses over the next
leases with 16 companies that have created a total of 117.5 jobs. MRRA is projecting that number will grow to 440. American Bureau of Shipping, a marine modeling company, and Resilient Communications, a secure data center, have hired the most employees, with 35 and 36 new jobs respectively. Since last March, MRRA has received just over 2,000 acres on the former Navy base. The authority predicts the remainder of the property will be conveyed in pieces over the next year as environmental clearances are obtained. The town of Brunswick recently received its 66 acre East Brunswick Transmitter site, and the Navy is scheduled to convey an additional 630 acres to the town this spring. Southern Maine Community College has already received six buildings and 20 acres of land, and Bowdoin College, School Administrative District 75 and Family Focus are still awaiting property in Brunswick and Topsham. prise Zone Tax Credits, about $7 million in low-income loans, tax increment financing and free land. Kestrel began looking around once it became clear the company was unable to get the funding it needed in Maine, something Moncure said Chief Executive Officer Alan Klapmeier had been up front about from the beginning. “I think Alan Klapmeier was totally honest. He’s a very good businessman who obviously was looking out for the best interest of his company,” he said. “The name of the game in business is, you seek the best deal you possibly can for your company.” The real problem, according to Councilor Tucker, is how companies play states against each other in a high-stakes economic development game. “The larger issues is that businesses shop around, and so they force state and local governments to compete against each
other,” he said. “Should economic development in general happen this way?” In the future, he and other councilors, including Chairwoman Joanne King, said they would more closely scrutinize any funding requests for business development at Brunswick Landing that come before the council, like Community Development Block Grants, and continue to require that MRRA, not the town, be held responsible if the companies do not create the required number of jobs. Last year, the council helped MRRA apply for a $300,000 CDBG for Kestrel. “We have our jobs on the council, to the citizens of Brunswick, to make sure we use tax payers money prudently,” Tucker said. “It’s a lesson learned.”
eight months. Mank used more than one website, Strout said, but for investigatory reasons the department is not releasing that information or Mank’s street address. Mank is scheduled to appear in court March 13 at 1 p.m. He also faces other
charges from Cumberland County, Strout said. Investigators are also trying to determine if there are other victims and other suspects. People with information are asked to contact Burne at 386-5827.
BUSINESS SERVICE DIRECTORY RATES Visit us online at theforecaster.net
News • Police Beat Comments • Blogs
52 weeks 26 weeks 13 weeks 4 weeks
Last year MRRA applied to the U.S. Treasury to be able to distribute New Market Tax Credits, which it could use to entice businesses to Brunswick Landing. If successful, MRRA would be allocated $68 million in credits. The authority is hoping to hear back in February. MRRA is also waiting to see if a 400-acre portion of Brunswick Landing has been approved as a Foreign Trade Zone, and hopes to use the federal immigrant investor program known as EB-5 to channel foreign investment to the former Navy base. In other major projects, MRRA has begun construction of a 79,000 square foot manufacturing building for Mölnlycke Health Care, which it hopes to complete by next January. MRRA also hopes to study the sewer and storm water system at Brunswick Landing, work on the administrative and financial side of providing utilities to tenants, and make fire, life safety and Americans with Disabilities Act improvements to its buildings. — Emily Guerin
$45.00 each week $48.00 each week $53.00 each week $60.00 each week
Minimum 4 week Consecutive insertions
Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.
Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Alex on Twitter: @learics.
Complete Antique & Classic Car Services BEST KEPT SECRET IN MAINE!
COLUMBIA CLASSIC CARS
Including total car chassis/engine restorations & inboardsh C We Buy, Sell, Trade, Classic C and Broker ﬁne automobiles
m h COLLECTOR CAR RESTORATIONS
42 Winada Drive • Route 202 Winthrop, Maine
MACHINE SHOP 377-2107
SERVING ALL OF YOUR
Locally Owned & Operated!
FR EVAEE H LU EAR ATI IN ON G S
We look forward to meeting you! If you cannot come to us, we will come to you. Home visits are available by appointment.
Bruce Wyman Hearing Instrument Specialist
LisaAttorney J. Friedlander at Law
Personal Injury Family Law Wills, Trusts
91 Auburn St., Unit J #234 Portland, ME 04103
Probate and other Legal Actions
Free Initial Consultation
peace of mind, while you’re away! House checkers We’ll check your home for damage and potential problems if you’re away. We contract for periodic checks or as needed.
Balfour Tree & landscape Maine licensed arborists
Paul Matteson 688-4043 • Jim Balfour 353-4783 Over 60 Years Combined Experience • References Provided
“Your Pet is Our Priority” Invisible Fence of Southern ME
Year-Round Service and Installation
417 US Rte.1 Falmouth
Winter Rates Now Available
New & Estate Jewelry – Tel. 631-6444
• artistic pruning • removals • cabling • diagnosis • Vista cutting
Best Prices On
Accepting Unwanted Jewelry In Any Condition
4 Fundy Road • Suite 100 Falmouth, ME 04105
CALL TODAY! (207) 541-9295
January 20, 2012
100 Commercial St., Portland Portland 1041 Brighton Ave., 96 Center St., Bangor www.goldbuyerstoday.com www.diamondmineonline.com
Quality Interior - Exterior Painting
846-5222 • 725-1388
moorepaintinginc.com Fully Insured
Wally Geyer “Your Local Builder”
Vindle Builders LLC “Where Integrity Means Business” See us on Facebook Certiﬁed Green Professional Energy Auditor
Building Design ♦ Construction ♦ Restoration
Visit Us at www.TheWoodvilleGroup.com
• Over 25 Years in Business
• High-Efﬁciency Gas & Oil Systems
• Solar Hot Water Systems Plumbing & Heating Inc. • Plumbing Service & Installations • HVAC
674 Main St. Gorham 207-854-4969 www.mainelyplumbing.com
Maine Natural Gas
General Contractor Commercial & Residential Insured 25+ years of experience
RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • ELECTRICAL
Electrical work for new construction or renovations
EASY TAVERN MEALS hamburgs to lobster • no sad songs
Builder / Renovator Interior & exterior
Wayne LeWIs JR. P.O. Box 11392 926-4584 Bus. & Fax Portland, Me 04104 www.WLConstructioninc.com WLConstruction@aol.com
88 Main, Freeport • 865-9835 • 7 days, 10:30 AM to late night
New Year’s Resolutions
Site Work for New Homes and Septic Systems Sewer Hookups • Water Lines Roadways • Driveways GuaraNteed Work ~ Free eStimateS
387 East Elm Street, Yarmouth • 846-9917 — 30 YEARS OF DEPENDABLE SERVICE —
Ultimate Window Shade Co. Stopping The Heat Loss Through Your Windows
Roman Shade Sale Free Cordless
Yarmouth, ME Call: (207) 846-5123
W. L. Construction Inc.
223 Woodville Road Falmouth, Maine 04105
MAINELY PLUMBING & HEATING
Dale Stair, M.Ed.
Celebrating 30 Years!
he Woodville Group Inc.
Custom Framing to Fine Carpentry
Hugh Sadlier, M. Ed. Board Certified Hypnotherapist Since 1991
222 Auburn Street ~ Portland
Why Our Clients Get More Auto Buying Assistant, an Independent Auto Consultant, ensures their clients have the the best auto buying or selling experience while saving time, stress, and money. We offer: • Free consultation • 15 years of experience • 100% customer satisfaction • Winning approach to every deal • Knowledgeable associates negotiate the best deal on behalf of their clients. Contact us today for a free consultation email@example.com • (207) 838-6082
January 20, 2012 1
fax 781-2060 ANIMALS
POETICGOLD FARM in Falmouth offers a sound education to every dog at reasonable rates! Three of Maine's best dog trainers offer classes in STAR Puppy & Performance Puppy, Family Dog manners, Canine Good Citizen, competitive dog sports like Agility and Rally O, fun bonding activities like Noseworks for Senior Dogs and much more. We offer Control Unleashed class for reactive dogs, Conformation classes for show dogs, special short sessions in Attention Heeling/Loose Leash Walking, Recall, and much more. We offer a 'Tweens class and a Teens class occasionally, as well as puppy Flash Mob play group for our graduates. PoeticGold Farm sits on 11 Acres at 7 Trillium Lane in West Falmouth. Ljilly28@me.com; www.PoeticgoldFar m.com; www.Caninekinshipmaine.com ; (207) 899-1185. DOG TRAINING for the best results in the shortest time have your dog train one-on-one with a professional certified dog trainer. First your dog trained; then you. Training time averages 7-9 days and three one hour follow up lessons are included. Your dog will play and train in parks as well as downtown Freeport. Both hand and voice commands will be taught, find out just how good your dog can be. Goals and cost will be determined after an individualized obligation free evaluation. Call Canine Training of Southern Maine and speak with David Manson, certified dog trainer, for more details. 8294395.
• Flexible Hours • Fair Rates
• Boarding • Pet Taxi
“They’re Happier at Home!”
Pleasant Hill Kennels 81 Pleasant Hill Rd. Freeport, ME 865-4279
Boarding with Love, Care & More! Now offering: Daycare & Grooming
Boarding, Daycare & Spa
PURRRS PETSITTING for cats and dogs in Freeport & Yarmouth area. Experienced, refs available. 838-9317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RT 136N Freeport
DOODLE PUPS $450.00 8315571 wormed+shots D O B : 1 1 / 2 6 / 1 1 email@example.com
The Brown Dog Inn “Dogs of all colors welcome!” 1 mile off Exit 22 I-295
www.browndoginn.com lis #F872
TEMPORARY CAT BOARDING WANTED - For February and March, older cat, doesn’t like other cats or dogs, good with people, declawed female. $200 per month. 865-6836 Freeport.
TIRED OF 50% of your tax dollars being wasted on endless oil wars? Need volunteers to caucus for Ron Paul Feb. 4-11. Contact Mike 207837-0784 or Mike@ComputerShy.com. Vote for Peace & Civil Liberties.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Advertise your business here for Forecaster readers know what you have to offer in 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.
PORTLAND - Sweet office space for rent, in-town, spacious, $500/month. Be part of a welcoming community of counselors and therapists. Call Stephen at 773-9724, #3
HOME CLEANING reliable,quality work, reasonable rates. Excellent references. Contact Marina at 773-8648 for a free estimate.
CASH for Old Things ABSOLUTE BEST PRICES PAID. Glass-China-Jewelry-Silverware-Old-Books-PostcardsButtons-Linens-Quilts-TrunksTools-Toys-Dolls-Fountain Pens-Military-Games-PuzzlesFurniture-Bottles etc. Cumberland Antiques Celebrating 28 years of trusted customer service. Call 838-0790. 7 days.
Books, records, furniture, jewelry, coins, hunting, ﬁshing, military, art work, dishes, toys, tools.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT? GETTING ENGAGED OR MARRIED? HAVING A CLASS REUNION? Place your ad for your Announcement here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.
Graduation announcement? Birth announcement? Getting Engaged or Married? Having a Class Reunion? Place your ad for your Announcement here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call
for more information on rates.
AUTOS REDUCED PRICE!! 2000 BUICK CENTURY: 115,000 miles, V6, silver, in very good condition. Owned by my grandmother before I inherited it. Inspection good until Nov. 2012, tires less than a year old, brand-new windshield, just replaced both front wheelbearing assemblies. Dual air bags, ALB, cruise control, working A/C, dual climate control. No rips or damage to seats or carpets. Has been a very reliable car, been well maintained, regular oil changes. Some paint chipping on one front side panel but no rust, just primer coat showing. $2700. Call 939-4372.
Call John 450-2339
Paid for unwanted vehicles CALL 671-1911
BOOKS WANTED FAIR PRICES PAID Also Buying Antiques, Art Of All Kinds, and Collectables. G.L.Smith Books - Collectables 97 Ocean St., South Portland. 799-7060.
Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections. Custom painting and collision work. 38 years experience. Damaged vehicles wanted. 878-3705.
I will come to you with cash.
TWO 3X6 ft bookcase w/drawers and 1 matching end piece. THIS END UP furniture. $300 call 4465306. Great for living room.
AUCTIONS Lic #1212
ASK THE EXPERTS
I BUY ANYTHING OLD!
In Home Pet Service & Dog Walking
Place your ad online
'REAT RATES 'REAT RESULTS !DVERTISE IN 4HE &ORECASTER
AUCTIONS- Plan on having an auction? Let FORECASTER readers know about your Auction in over 69,500 papers! Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.
BODY AND SOUL START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT! Openings in ongoing men’s support groups for men who wish to address struggles with intimacy, relationships & patterns that get in the way. Stephen Andrew 773-9724 (#3) SLIDING FEE ANGEL READINGS - guidance from your angels. 7760335 siciliaME@aol.com
Executive Suites e On ft! y l e On ce L ﬁ Of In the
heart of Falmouth
ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH. Great space for Office or Retail use. Easy access, lots of parking, great visibility.1000 to 3000 SF. Join other happy tenants. 8466380.
Customized cleaning • Laundry Superior service Affordable Prices Eco-Friendly Products
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.
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
25 Years Experience Disaster Recovery Spyware - Virus Wireless Networks Training Seniors Welcome
“The Way Home Should Be”
CRAFT SHOWS/ FAIRS CRAFT SHOWS & FAIRSHAVING A CRAFT FAIR OR SHOW? Place your special event here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.
BALDWIN HAMILTON studio piano & bench. Very good condition, some cosmetic blemishes, needs tuning, $1500. Call 799-3734.
WEEKLY, BIWEEKLY, MONTHLY “I do my own work, so I know it’s done right” firstname.lastname@example.org
Reliable service at reasonable rates. Let me do your dirty work! Call Kathy at
For more information about Foreside Executive Suite, please contact us at ........... 518-8014
Call 233-4829 for free estimate www.mrsmcguires.com
Ofﬁces include — Utilities — High Speed Internet Connectivity — Parking — Weekly cleaning We offer ﬂexible leasing terms and affordable monthly rates. You pay no additional CAM or common charges.
Laptop & Desktop Repair
We are professional house cleaners
Our newly renovated professional ofﬁces and suites offer many amenities for only $450 per month.
MAGGIE’S CLEANING SERVICES covering all areas. Reasonable rates, great references. Mature, experienced woman. 443-5322.
For reliable cleaning services, call Reyna. 10+ years experience.
Join us at 5 Fundy Rd. right off Route 1 in Falmouth.
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to clean your house the way you would want it cleaned? Look no further! Call me today, for a free estimate. I have great references. Rhea 939-4278.
QUALITY, RELIABLE Cleaning with 14 years experience. Long Time clients with Excellent References. “Old Fashioned” cleaning which things are moved and cleaned underneath! Call Shelley 272-2577
EXERCISE CYCLE. Vision Fitness R2200HRT semirecumbent with heart rate monitor. Excellent condition, $500. Call 799-3734.
★MOBILE FOOD CART★ Stainless steel throughout 18x24 commercial griddle; hot & cold running water; Propane tanks included. State approved. Meets specifications for Cape Eliz. & Portland ordinances. Very efficient. Mint condition! $5,700. 207-756-0631. email@example.com
E NS H C K I TB I N Er IT talled e ns v A e N C e
Cost $5500. Sell for $1595.
Nasty Neat Cleaning !
Jenny Mills, owner of the Nasty Neat team is ready to change your life! Let Nasty Neat rescue you from the nightmare of clutter, grime, dust, dirt, and mess. You’ll wonder how you ever made it without us! Wonder no longer - call today for a free estimate!
“And I Mean CLEAN!” 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed 10+ Years of Experience and Fully Insured
Residential, Commercial, Real Estate Staging, one time, weekly, biweekly, monthly. No Job is Too Big or Too Small.
20 2 Midcoast
fax 781-2060 FOR SALE
SONY 52â€? Bravia XBR HDTV â€“ Top-of-the-line performance, full 1080p resolution, Motionflow 240Hz technology, internet video. 2 years old. Compare up to $2000, offered for $995. Ideal for home theater, sports bar, or office. 725-8991 9 am â€“ 8 pm. 84 X 74
Fully Loaded w/35 Jets, Cover
6 Person, Brand new
1 AWESOME DEALQueen Mattress Set. $150. Brand Name- Brand New. 591-4927.
HEALTH Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.
Cost $7300. Sell for $3650.
ATV SNOW PLOW - Polaris brand, used once. Comes with manual. $150 or best offer. 756-0207
TEACHER SUBSTITUTES Curious about Montessori?
FURNITURE RESTORATION FURNITURE RESTORATIONPlace your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.
Progressive Preschool & Kindergarten Looking for caring individuals to work on an on-call basis. INFORMAL MINI TRAINING PROVIDED
HELP WANTED The Most Rewarding Work in Greater Portland
Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need? Advantage Home Care is seeking kind, dependable and experienced caregivers to care for seniors in their homes in greater Portland. We offer flexible hours and part-time shifts days, evenings, overnights and weekends. Experience with dementia care is a plus. Call 699-2570 for more information and an application.
January 20, 2012
Place your ad online
Are you interested in making a difference in an older personâ€™s life?
A division of VNA Home Health & Hospice
is growing quickly!
We are seeking Caregivers with personal care skills for all shifts. Experience counts and certifications PSS, PCA, CNA and others are welcome. Must be professional and compassionate. If you would like to become part of an award winning team. Contact 780-8624
Ă€i>ĂŒĂŠĂ€>ĂŒiĂƒĂŠÂ‡ĂŠĂ€i>ĂŒĂŠĂ€iĂƒĂ•Â?ĂŒĂƒ `Ă›iĂ€ĂŒÂˆĂƒiĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ /Â…iĂŠÂœĂ€iV>ĂƒĂŒiĂ€
Opportunities availablefor for Opportunities available individuals interested in individuals interested in rewarding rewarding work providing one work providing oneelders on one on one care for in care our for elders in Responsibilities our community. community. include non-medical Responsibilities include and nonlight personal Weekend medical and lightcare. personal care. availability a plus. For more For more info and an application, info and an application, pleasego gototo our our website please websiteatat www.homepartnersllc.com www.homepartnersllc.com
" " " "% "
CALL SHARON AT
Rt. 88 Falmouth
Brian L. Pratt Carpentry
Seth M. Richards
Interior & Exterior Painting & Carpentry â€˘ Small Remodeling Projects â€˘ Sheetrock Repair â€˘ Quality Exterior & Interior Painting
Green Products Available
FULLY INSURED â€“ FREE ESTIMATES
Call SETH â€˘ 207-491-1517
ROOFERS - PAINTERS CLEANERS - SIDING ROOF SHOVELING PLUS ANY HOME REPAIR FULLY INSURED I
JOHNSONâ€™S TILING Floors â€˘ Showers Backsplashes â€˘ Mosaics
Custom Tile design available References Insured
Exterior Designed toInterior enhance&your home & lifestyle Restoration & Remodeling Custom Stairwork & Alterations Fireplace Mantles & Bookcase Cabinetry Kitchens & Bathrooms
RESPECTED & APPRECIATED
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, ďŹ‚exible people, who are looking for a challenging and satisfying part-time job. If you love the idea of being a â€œdifference makerâ€? call today to inquire about joining our team of non-medical in home CAREGivers. Part-time day, evening, overnight and weekend hours. Currently we have a high need for awake overnights and weekends.
Home Instead Senior Care www.homeinstead.com/321 Call Today: 839-0441
Digital Sales Coordinator Full-Time â€˘ Lewiston, ME The Sun Media Group has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Sales Coordinator to coordinate digital sales efforts and create and execute innovative digital sales strategies with new and existing Sun Media clients. The ideal candidate will possess: â€˘ Media sales experience with digital preferred; â€˘ Bachelorâ€™s degree preferred. â€˘ Experience with Doubleclick for Publishers, Google products word processing and spreadsheets are highly preferred. â€˘ Demonstrate attention to detail, excellent phone and customer relations skills and adapt to multiple and changing priorities. â€˘ Must be skilled in using technology and be adaptive to using emerging software. â€˘ The ability to work independently and be a self-starter while processing the skills to work cross functionally within a team environment. If you are interested in working for a dynamic publishing company with a comprehensive benefit package, please forward cover letter and resume to: Sun Media Group Attn: Human Resources â€˘ PO Box 4400, Lewiston, Me 04243-4400 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If these are important to you and you are a kind-hearted person looking for meaningful part or full time work, weâ€™d love to speak with you. Comfort Keepers is looking for special people to join us in providing excellent nonmedical, in-home care to area seniors. We offer a vision & dental plan, along with ongoing training and continuous support.
All manner of exterior repairs & alterations
New Construction/Additions Remodels/Service Upgrades Generator Hook Ups â€˘ Free Estimates Serving Greater Portland 20 yrs.
207-878-5200 Chimney lining & Masonry Building â€“ Repointing â€“ Repairs Asphalt & Metal Roofing Foundation Repair & WaterprooďŹ ng Painting & Gutters 20 yrs. experience â€“ local references
BOWDLER ELECTRIC INC.
152 US Route 1, Scarborough â€˘ www.comfortkeepers.com
885 - 9600
All calls returned!
Residential & Commercial
Digital Sales Executive Full-Time â€˘ Lewiston, ME
The Sun Media Group has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Sales Executive to coordinate and execute innovative online sales strategies for Sun Media Group and its advertising clients. The ideal candidate will possess: â€˘ Media sales experience with digital preferred; â€˘ Bachelorâ€™s degree preferred; â€˘ Demonstrate attention to detail, excellent phone and customer relations skills and adapt to multiple and changing priorities; â€˘ Must be skilled in using technology and be adaptive to using emerging software; and â€˘ The ability to work independently and be a self-starter while processing the skills to work cross functionally within a team environment. If you are interested in working for a dynamic publishing company with a comprehensive benefit package, please forward cover letter and resume to:
CARPENTRY â€˘ Painting â€˘ Weatherization â€˘ Cabinets 846-5802
PaulVKeating.com 30+ YEARS EXPERIENCE, ALL TRADES! Looking for work, House painting, Carpentry, Decks, Drywall, Kitchens, Tile, Interior Painting. Most anything. Great references. Quality workmanship only. 207-415-7321. www.jackalltrade.com
Sun Media Group Attn: Human Resources â€˘ PO Box 4400, Lewiston, Me 04243-4400 Or email: email@example.com
CARPENTER/ 25 years BUILDER Fully Insured experience ContraCting, sub-ContraCting, all phases of ConstruCtion Roofing Vinyl / Siding / Drywall / Painting Home Repairs / Historical Restoration
329-7620 for FREE estimates
WE REMODEL Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basement & Attic Conversions Man Caves
Call 776-3218 EXPERT DRYWALL SERVICE- Hanging, Taping, Plaster & Repairs. Archways, Cathedrals, Textured Ceilings, Paint. Fully Insured. Reasonable Rates. Marc. 590-7303.
January 20, 2012 3
Place your ad online
DUMP GUY JUNK
Four Season Services NOW SCHEDULING:
INSURED Call 450-5858
* Senior Discounts *
We haul anything to the dump. Basements and Attic Clean-Outs Guarenteed best price and service.
• Snow Plowing • Roof Shoveling • Tree Work CertiﬁedWall and Paver Installers CALL FOR A CONSULTATION
to the dump
* Guaranteed Best Price * Attic to Basement clean outs *
FALMOUTH - NEWLY RENOvated cottage home with Highland lake frontage. Gleeming wood floors, 2-3 bedrooms. Large deck, very private. Available year round. N/S. $1295/month+. 207-899-7641.
M A S O N RY / S TO N E - P l a c e your ad for your services here to be seen in over 68,500 papers per week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.
O R G A N I C / H E A LT H Y FOODS- Place your ad here to be seen by over 69,500 Forecaster readers! Call 7813661 for more information on rates.
HEAT INCLUDED! Large 2 bedroom Townhomes, heat & hot water included. Private entry and backyards. Washer/dryer hook-ups. Pets welcome
Rents $675.00-$721.00 “Move-in Specials” 621-7700 or 442-7380
MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS-Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.
MOVING 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. SC MOVING SERVICES - your best choices for local moves. Offering competitive pricing with great value for your Residential and Commercial Moves! For more information call us at 207-749MOVE(6683) or visit : www.scmoving.com VISA/MasterCard accepted! A&A MOVING SERVICES. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. FULL SERVICE. PIANO MOVING. Packing. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 828-8699.
MUSIC PIANO & GUITAR LESSONS
In-Home Private Lessons for all ages...Call Now! GORDON SHULKIN
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING, WALLPAPERING and INTERIOR DECORATING CONTRACTOR
Free estimates 595-1577
Check website for BIG savings www.stevejaynes.com
interiors RepaiRs, pRime & paint
On-site ofﬁce: 19 Noble St. Mon/Fri 8-1 & Tue/Thurs 4-7 firstname.lastname@example.org Equal Housing Opportunity TTY 711
Olde English Village South Portland
“It’s all about the preparation.”
WeBBer PAintinG & restorAtion
1 & 2 BEDROOM H/W INCLUDED SECURE BUILDING
Fully Insured • References
SWIMMING POOL COIN LAUNDRY
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.
PHOTOGRAPHY CATCHLIGHT IMAGES, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Portraits, Events. www.catchlightimages.com Nikki Dedekian 617-285-4064 Boston, Portland. PHOTOGRAPHY- Place your business ad here to be seen by over 69,500 Forecaster readers! Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.
207-774-3337 email@example.com 1 mile to Mall, 295 and Bus Routes 503 Westbrook Street, South Portland
1 bedroom in-law apartment Spacious, Clean. On 5 private acres. $850/month + utilities Available Feb. 1st
YARMOUTH - 3 bedroom cape on 3.5 acres. Fully furnished, all utilities paid with all amenities. Wireless internet, cable TV, local phone, etc. Just move in - $1200/month. Available late January to late May. Call 8461070
REAL ESTATE CONDO FOR SALE ON GOLF COURSE - N.Yarmouth, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3800 sq ft, granite counters, stainless appliances, gas stove and fireplace, cathedral ceilings. Many extras! Must See! $399,900. 829-6343.
NORTH YARMOUTH- Large 2 bedroom, 1 car garage, includes Heat & HW & more. Private setting. Easy Commute. $1100/month plus security. References. 653-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Stump Grinding STORM DAMAGE
Licensed, Insured Maine Arborist
Scott Gallant • 838-8733 mainetreeguy.com email@example.com
CUMBERLAND- ROOM FOR RENT. Use of kitchen & W/D. Utilities included. $450/month. First month in advance. Available anytime. References. Call cell: 671-4647.
Ài>ÌÊÀ>ÌiÃÊÊÀi>ÌÊÀiÃÕÌÃ `ÛiÀÌÃiÊÊ / iÊÀiV>ÃÌiÀ
SACO-1 BEDRM, first floor; heated; DW; disposal; off st parking; private entry; no pets. $650+sec; references. 423-2592
Advertise your Services here to be seen by over 69,500 Forecaster readers!
ROOFING/SIDING-Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.
Michael Lambert NE-6756A Free Quotes Licensed and Insured Locally Owned
NEED JUNK REMOVED
McCarthy Tree Service
DUMP MAN 828-8699
Attic • Basement • Garage • Cleanouts Residential & Commercial We Recycle & Salvage so you save money! Removal of oil tanks
Name City, State, Zip E-mail
Patient, creative professional with balanced approach Remediation or Advancement
FOWLER TREE CARE: Licensed Arborist & Master Applicator, fully insured. Large tree pruning, ornamental tree, shrub pruning, spraying, deep root fertilizing, hedges, difficult tree removal, cabling. Free estimates. Many references. 8295471.
MATH TUTOR K-6
20 years teaching experience
Want to place a Classiﬁed Ad in The Forecaster?
Great Fall Rates
WITH THIS AD Low Rates Fast Service
We will buy saleable salvage goods Furniture/Doors/Windows/etc.
for more information on rates.
MATH TUTOR - Grades 6-12. 20 years experience. Put your student at ease in math class and definitely improve their grade average. Call Katherine 781-3520.
• Fully Insured • Climbing • Difﬁcult Take-downs
Ken Bedder 865-9160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Casco Bay’s Most Dependable
ALL METAL HAULED FREE
JIM’S HANDY SERVICES, ROOF SHOVELING, INT./EXT. PAINTING, CARPENTRY, FLOORS, ROOFS, CLEANING, TREE WORK, ODD JOBS, PRESSURE WASHING, MISC. 30 YR. EXP. INSURED. FREE ESTIMATES. REFERENCES. 207239-4294 or 207-775-2549.
• Climbing • Removals • Limbing • Chipping • Difficult • Lots cleared take-downs &thinned
d Guarantee e Best Pric
• Fully insured • Free estimates • Many references
GRAY- CABIN FOR RENT Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. $175.00/week. 657-4844.
ADS TREE WORK • Take Downs • Pruning
Copy (no abbreviations)
WWI & WWII German s m Military ite
Classifi ed ad Friddeadline:
prior toy @ Noon publinceaxt Wed.’s tion
Phone # of weeks
1st date to run Credit Card #
Amount enclosed $ Exp. date
DEADLINE: Noon Friday prior to next Wednesday’s publication. Earlier deadlines applied for holiday weeks. TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD: ONLINE at theforecaster.net, click on the Classified ads link; or MAIL this coupon, with payment payable to The Forecaster, to CLASSIFIEDS, The Forecaster, 5 Fundy Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105; or DROP OFF between the hours of 8:30-4:30 at 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth. RATES: Line ads $15.25 per week for 25 words, $14.25 per week for 2-12 weeks, $13.25 per week for 13 weeks, $11.75 per week for 26 weeks, $10.75 per week for 52 weeks; 15¢ each additional word per week.
Classifieds automatically run in all 4 editions. Display rates available upon request. No refunds.
You can e-mail your ad to email@example.com
Ugg sheepskin boots. The boots are taking off so much, he said, that L.L. Bean has had to hire close to 100 employees since the end of 2011 to meet demand. Bean’s boot makers also repair the iconic product, replacing soles and laces and patching holes on about 10,000 pairs a year. Jack Samson, senior manager for manufacturing, said most customers want to keep the original leather upper on their boots because, over time, the leather softens
and molds to a perfect fit. Occasionally, he said, the company will receive a pair of ancient Bean Boots with a red rubber sole, the color used during the company’s early days – a testament to how much customers love their old boots, but also how long they can last with proper care. This year, L.L. Bean is rolling out a new version of that original Maine Hunting Shoe, complete with the old-style logo, leather laces and red sole. Bean employees appear proud to produce the iconic boot, and tenure at the Brunswick facility averages 18 years.
While assembled outside the building to watch the departure of the “Bootmobile” on its maiden voyage, L.L. Bean Chief Executive Officer Chris McCormick asked employees what they thought of the boot on wheels. “Isn’t it cool?” he asked. Immediately one employee shot back with a more appropriate description: “It’s wicked cool.”
not without hope.” Although Coffin and HBS are presently nearing capacity and classroom sizes increased over last year, Perzanoski said the two schools could accommodate another 150 students before he would need to open another school. If that happened, he said Hawthorne School could quickly be converted back into classrooms. That raises the question of what would happen with town and school administrative offices and programming that cur-
rently utilizes that space, Ellis said. Another possible solution to the enrollment question could be to offer parents school choice at the elementary level, something Perzanoski said “takes away some of the perception of over-crowding at both of the schools.” He has worked in other districts where parents had the option to choose their child’s school, and said it can work well. “The community’s looking for different and creative ways ... to be able to have
public education delivered,” he said. “I think it’s our job to be able to provide some alternatives for the board to consider.” Perzanoski hopes to float an outline of the school choice plan to the school board in the near future. The board will hold a workshop on school facilities on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
public education, Allen said there are few options except to withdraw their children from the school system. But withdrawal from the school district, he and other group members said, is not a goal of the charter school. Last year, Harpswell voters were asked if they wanted to study withdrawing from School Administrative District 75, which they narrowly rejected. Group members said some may think the charter school proposal is related to that referendum, which stemmed from anger with the district for closing West Harpswell School. But they deny that connection. “When somebody brings up the SAD 75 withdrawal, we try to silence it,” Anderson
said. The group, in fact, may need SAD 75 to get its proposal off the ground, because the easiest way to create a charter school may be through the district. Under Maine’s new law, only 10 new charter schools are allowed statewide in the next 10 years, but an unlimited number of charter schools can be created by individual school districts. “Ideally, (SAD 75) would be a partner with us in this,” Allen said, a sentiment echoed by group member Robert McIntyre, who led the unsuccessful campaign last year to get Harpswell to study withdrawing from the school district. In order to avoid the impression that the charter school proposal is connected in any way to last year’s referendum, the group is
seeking to attract members from Cundy’s Harbor, Orr’s Island and Bailey Island to serve on a board of directors. Ultimately, they said they hope the school could have regional appeal, attracting students not just from within SAD 75’s four towns, but from communities up and down the coast. They envision dormitories, too, so students from Down East coastal communities could attend. Regardless of whether the charter school develops a regional appeal, Allen said he hopes it will ultimately “be a mirror to the character of Harpswell itself.” The group’s next meeting is Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.
Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/111544
from page 1 duced in a building on Industrial Parkway in Brunswick. Last year they made 400,000 pairs – a new record, thanks to a surge in the boot’s popularity. John Camelio, operations manager at the Brunswick plant, said the boot has become popular with college-aged customers who increasingly wear the boots year-round. He said a shearling-lined boot has seen sales increase most dramatically, something he said could be related to the popularity of
Grade levels from page 7 The committee also discussed what to do with Jordan Acres. The elementary school was taken off-line in June 2011 and has been “mothballed” until further notice. Perzanoski said the architects believe the open-concept design of the school would make it difficult and expensive to renovate. “It’s going to be fairly extensive, whatever we do down there,” he said, “but it’s
Harpswell from page 1 that Harpswell needs a charter school. For Tom Allen, a member of the core group, the reasons are two-fold: attracting families to Harpswell, where the population is rapidly aging, and contributing “something to the town that could be long-lasting and a real source of pride.” Joe Grady, who runs Two Coves Farm and used to teach at Casco Bay High School in Portland, said he believes in giving parents and students choices, and noted there aren’t any experiential education options in the area. For Harpswell families dissatisfied with
• land • homes • rentals • commercial • summer property WHAT IS YOUR TIME WORTH?
If time is money, then you may be losing money with every second you spend not employing Fishman Realty Group’s Rental Services.
(207) 775-6561 x 204 Gary@FishmanRealty.com
Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.
360 US Route One, Yarmouth, ME tmomaine.com 207.846.1444
Your local connection to the Mortgage Market
Helping Great Landlords find Great Tenants!
With over 50 years of experience “Helping Great Landlords find Great Tenants” ... WE CAN HELP YOU TOO!!
Current Rental Listings: www.
If You’re Not Using Our Services, You’re Losing Money!
January 20, 2012
We Work FOR You! Steve Lavallee, President
BAILEY ISLAND – Classic island home in very good condition. East water views including open ocean, west views in Harpswell Sound. Four bedrooms, guest space,1st ﬂoor master, automatic generator, waterview deck, 2 car garage, inground pool. Highest point on Bailey Island. $699,000
Meg Hickey Mike Denning
NMLS#326154 NMLS#326149 NMLS#313320
Rob Williams Real Estate
Bailey Island, ME 04003 207-833-5078
Serving Maine Since 1985 • Residential • Commercial • Investment Properties
Roxane A. Cole, CCIM
MANAGING MEMBER/COMMERCIAL BROKER
It starts with a conﬁdential
FOR SALE 4,552± sq. ft. commercial building WWW.ROXANECOLE.COM
Call for all your
King miChaEl a. JaCobson Real Estate needs bRoKER 781-2958, Ext 111 REal www.kingrealestate.com Falmouth, EstatE mainE Jacobson@kingrealestate.com
January 20, 2012
• land • homes • commercial • rentals • summer property
direct: 207-253-3219 ofﬁce: 207-773-1990 cell: 207-756-1855 email@example.com
Lowest Mortgage Rates at:
53 Baxter Blvd • Portland, Maine 04101 www.NewEnglandMoves.com
878-7770 or 1-800-370-5222
DIANE MATHIEU, BROKER
OWN & OCCUPY FOR LESS THAN $1,000/MONTH
THE MAINE REAL ESTATE NETWORK 887 ROOSEVELT TR.(RT.302), WINDHAM, ME 04062
firstname.lastname@example.org • 207-671-2816 Come visit Diane at her new location. PROVIDING YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FOR ALL YOUR RESIDENTIAL NEEDS
We Sell Packing Supplies!
DOWNTOWN PORTLAND LOCATION
483 GRAY ROAD, WINDHAM - FOR SALE: 4,516 SF mixed-use commercial property, well located
• Video monitored • Secure • Inside loading • All-inclusive pricing • Staffed • Easy access
Home • Business • Auto
off Route 302. Building is easily accessible, highly visible & well equipped for any number of commercial uses. There is additional income via the residential home adjacent to the property & included in the sale.
Call John Dumas 207-773-7100
A division of Earle W. Noyes & Sons, Inc. Family owned and operated since 1923
www.NoyesSelfStorage.com • Kennebec Street, Portland
Co-list Banks Team
Coming Soon Falmouth
• Top 1% in the State of Maine
• # 8 Cumberland County (Top 1%) • #2 RE/MAX BY THE BAY Dava Davin
• #5 RE/MAX in the State of Maine
RE/MAX By The Bay • 970 Baxter Boulevard • Portland • 207.553.7340 • www.davinsmall.com
** Based on the Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc. for the period 1/1/11 through 12/31/11. Provided by an individual user of MREIS. MREIS has not received the contents and does not make any representations, warranties, or guarantees regarding the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any statistical informatioin and data provided.
Portland w Ne
Freeport r de t Un trac n Co
January 20, 2012
CORPORATE PARTNERS 2011 Connecting people with nature
Thank you! Maine Audubon thanks the following businesses who are making conservation a top priority in Maine. These leaders support Maine Audubon’s dynamic environmental education programs and science-based approach to conserving Maine’s natural resources. Eagle ($10,000+) DownEast: The Magazine of Maine FirstWind L. L. Bean Maine Magazine
Adam Lee Chairman, Lee Auto Malls Founding Chair, Corporate Partners
Falcon ($5,000+) Lee Auto Malls Poland SpringWater Reed & Reed, Inc. Osprey ($2,500+) Bangor Daily News BerryDunn Central Maine Power Company Cuddledown, Inc. Green Mountain Digital (AudubonGuides.com)
Hannaford Bros. Co. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. IRC Industrial Rooﬁng Companies Maine Today Media Ted Koffman Executive Director, Maine Audubon
Maine Audubon 20 Gilsland Far m Road Falmouth, ME 04105 (207) 781-2330 www.maineaudubon.org
(Portland Press Herald/ Maine Sunday Telegram)
Sun Media Group (Sun Journal and The Forecaster)
Current members as of 12/31/2011
Owl ($1,000+) angela adams designs Bank of America Brann & Isaacson CD&M Communications Chiropractic FamilyWellness Center Cianbro Corporation CPRC Group Dearborn PrecisionTubular G.M. Libby & Sons, Inc. Greenhut Galleries GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Key Bank Little Diamond Island Enterprises Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine MPX Norton Lamb & Company OceanView at Falmouth OdysseyWhaleWatch & Nature Cruises Patriot Renewables People’s United Bank The RAM Companies SpinnakerTrust Walden Asset Management Woodin & Company Store Fixtures, Inc.
Loon ($500+) Baker Newman Noyes Bath Savings Institution Casco Bay Frames & Gallery Cashman Communications ChickadeeWines (Pine State Beverage Co.)
Deighan Associates, Inc. Federle Mahoney GEI Consultants, Inc. Giroux Energy Solutions, Inc. Gorham Savings Bank Green Clean Maine Havana South H.M. Payson & Co. Moody’s Collision Centers Northeast Delta Dental Norway Savings Bank Perkins Olson PDT Architects Piper Shores Portland PowerYoga Revision Energy Sargent Corporation The Sea Slugs Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. Stonyﬁeld Café The Sunrise Guide Wright-Pierce
Cardinal ($250+) Albert Frick Associates, Inc. Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPAs Brown Goldsmiths Cross Insurance CVC Catering Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Basset, P.A. Downeast Energy Eagle Lake Sporting Camps Flatbread Company Foster Imaging Franklin Savings Bank Group Dynamic Haley’sTire and Service Center Harmon Glass, Inc. KitteryTrading Post Liberty Graphics Links Online Marketing, LLC National Kitchen & Bath Assoc. – MaineChapter Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Sheldon Slate Products Co. Sweetser’s Apple Barrel & Orchards, LLC Whole Foods Market
To learn how your business can join Maine Audubon Corporate Partners, please visit maineaudubon.org/corporatepartners or call (207) 781-2330, ext. 230.
Maine Home, Remodeling, and Garden Show
Guide and Special Section
Whether you are an advertiser or a vendor, The Forecaster’s Maine Home, Remodeling, and Garden Show Guide and special section is the perfect advertising opportunity for you. Capture an audience that is looking to spiff up their home rather than sell it. If you need customers for your stone walls, hot tubs, landscaping, or flooring, The Forecaster can provide them. The special section will run one week before the show and will include all the information anyone could need — exhibitors lists, maps, hours and general information about the show.
For more information, call 781-3661
Published: the week of February 15 Advertising deadline: Friday, February 10
Show Dates: Feb. 18 & 19 Capitalize on this focused readership. With 68,500 copies of The Forecaster printed each week, great rates and guaranteed readership, it’s a great buy!