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News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Vol. 9, No. 7

SAD 75 braces for at least $300K in added spending By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Although they won’t have a first draft of the fiscal 2014 budget until next month, School Administrative District 75 officials said they expect at least $300,000 in increased expenses, not including teacher salary hikes. A “maintenance of effort” budget – retaining current staff and programs – was presented at the Finance Committee’s meeting Feb. 4, and a complete first budget draft is scheduled to be See page 26

Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office and the Bath Fire Department on Tuesday inspect what was left of a home that exploded on Bluff Road in Bath.

Woman dies when propane leak ignites building By Alex Lear BATH — Investigators Wednesday said a propane gas leak caused a building explosion and fire early Tuesday morning that killed a woman, rocked the neighborhood and launched debris throughout the surrounding area. The explosion, which was reported at 5:11 a.m., leveled a duplex at 29 and 31 Bluff Road in the Atlantic Townhouse Apartment complex. The dead woman was identified Wednesday by the state medical examiner’s office as 64-year-old Dale Ann Fussell of 29 Bluff Road. Her official

cause of death remained undetermined. “When the crews got here, (the fire) was fully involved,” Fire Chief Steve Hinds said Tuesday. “The building was flat, it blew up; an explosion.” Several motor vehicles caught fire and the debris field stretched for blocks, as far as Shaw’s supermarket on Chandler Drive. Surrounding buildings had broken windows and doors. Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, on Wednesday See page 25

Roger S. Duncan / For The Forecaster

An investigator from the state fire marshal’s office approaches as firefighters survey the rubble left after a house exploded shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday on Bluff Road in Bath.

Repairs by volunteers allow couple to keep home By Alex Lear BATH — Thanks to repairs made to their home by volunteers, Alan and Yvonne Orchard no longer face the threat of eviction by the city. The case was in West Bath District Court a second time Monday, after a judge last month said he wanted more time for discussion. But by Monday, Code Enforcement Officer Scott Davis had been back to the Windjammer Way house with a structural engineer to review repairs made largely by a volunteer, Russell See page 26

Brunswick School Board delays action on 6 contracts By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski said he was disappointed Wednesday after the School Board tabled a decision on Index Arts Calendar.................12 Classifieds......................20 Community Calendar......12 Meetings.........................12

contract extensions for six administrators. Perszanoski said he would let the board know if state law requires it to act sooner than the end of the month. If so, he said,

the board may have to hold a special meeting next week. The board also unanimously approved a new classroom observation policy that has been opposed by some vocal parents.

Board Chairman Jim Grant and Janet Connors dissented in the 6-2 vote on the administrators’ contracts. Vice Chairwoman Michele Joyce was not present.

INSIDE Obituaries.......................10 Opinion.............................5 Out and About ...............13 People & Business......... 11

Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................26 School.............................27 Sports.............................14

Weather wreaks havoc on postseason slate Page 14

Dogs to have their day at Brunswick park Page 3

“There are specific things that have to be carried out,” Perzanoski said at the meeting. “I don’t have (the statute) in front See page 25

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Bridgeport, Conn.; Denver; Fort Collins, Colo., and New Orleans. In addition, the town of Brunswick was one of four communities selected for assistance to analyze local parking needs. Other recipients of the parking audit services were Carpinteria, Calif.; Cheney, Wash., and Lawrence, Kan. The Portland and Brunswick awards are each worth about $20,000, EPA spokeswoman Rosemary Monahan said. She said the workshops will be held sometime before May. Not only will the Building Blocks awards will have a direct benefit for the recipient communities, Monahan said, the knowledge developed will eventually become available to any community on an EPA Building Blocks website. “The EPA’s technical assistance will be a tremendous help to the city as we look to developing a local bike-share program,” Jeff Levine, Portland’s director of planning and urban development, said in the press release. “Bike-share programs offer a convenient alternative to driving and could help the city achieve its sustainability goals by reducing traffic and the environmental hazards associated with vehicular traffic.” Dylan Martin contributed to this report. William Hall can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow him on Twitter: @hallwilliam4.

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Dogs to have their day at Brunswick park By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Dog owners will soon have a dedicated space to exercise their pets when a public dog park opens in June near the Water Street neighborhood. An initiative to open the park has nearly reached its $40,000 fundraising goal, prompting the Town Council on Feb. 4 to unanimously authorize solicitation of bid for the park’s development. The council also approved the park’s official name as a memorial to a dog lover who died last December. Merrymeeting Dog Park in Memory of Jake Horgan is expected to open as early as June 1 on a crescent-shaped piece of land east of Route 196. The land is accessible from the Androscoggin River Bicycle and Pedestrian Path, which connects Water Street and Grover Lane. Tom Farrell, director of parks and recreation, said maintaining the dog park will require no extra expense because the town already owns the land. Sally Loving, a resident who led the project with Brunswick Area Recreation for Kanines over the past three years, said it will be the first place in town where owners can unleash their canines without worrying about them running off. “For a long time people have been talking about this and we really do need (a park) because increasingly there’ s just fewer and fewer places to let dogs run off leash,” Loving said. Loving said owners currently can bring their dogs to the athletic fields at Bowdoin College, but there are no fences to contain the pets. The dog park will address that problem by having a 5-foot-tall fence with a double-gated entry, Loving said. Besides addressing safety issues, Loving said the dog park will go a long way to creating a better community for humans and canines alike. “Dogs benefit dramatically from ex-


A 2011 sketch by Anthony Muench of the Merrymeeting Dog Park In Memory of Jake Horgan, which will open in June on the Androscoggin River Bicycle and Pedestrian Path.

ercise and socialization,” Loving said. “Those are the two key ingredients for having an ordered universe.” The dog park also will be partitioned to separate small dogs from large dogs, Loving said, because they don’t always get along. Beyond the direct benefits to the community, Loving said the dog park can help attract tourists and residents from other communities, and encourage business growth in the nearby downtown area. “It’s a great amenity for a town that is essentially rebuilding itself,” Loving said. “Amenities are good ways for a town to attract new business, new residents and stay vital. The Realtors tell us that all the time.” Horgan, the park’s namesake, grew up

with a compassion for animals, according to his father, Dr. Matthew Horgan, a local veterinarian. “Every time he was home, the first thing he would want to do is see my dog Finn. We used to go to Popham Beach with that dog,” Horgan said. “... I think he found it very relaxing. It was something he really connected with. He really enjoyed hanging around animals ... He had a pretty good talent for working with them.” Loving said Dr. Horgan has been a major donor for the dog park. “He’s been very helpful to us in all kinds of manners and his son just loved dogs,” Loving said. While the dog park has been given the green light, Loving said she hopes the project can reach its fundraising goal

Topsham eyes Main Street tax-incentive plan By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Establishment of a municipal downtown tax increment financing district could go to voters this fall. The Board of Selectmen on Feb. 7 unanimously approved spending up to $20,000 to hire a consultant and possibly legal counsel to aid the town in forming the proposed TIF. Requests for proposals should be going out in the next two weeks, according to John Shattuck, Topsham’s economic and community development director. Shattuck stated in a Jan. 30 memo to Town Manager Cornell Knight and the Board of Selectmen that he believed resources exist in the current budget to fund the positions. This would be Topsham’s eighth TIF, and the second designated as municipal (the first is at Topsham Fair Mall). It would stretch along Main Street from the Frank J. Woods Bridge to near the Interstate 295 overpass, with some parcels northeast of Route 196, and include the Lower Village, Middle Village, Village Center, Limited Industrial, Business Park 2 and Residential 4 zones. Shattuck said the TIF discussion was triggered by the potential of a Lower

Village waterfront park and connected traffic improvements, conveyance of the Topsham Commerce Park (formerly the Navy Annex) to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, and continuing budget challenges. This municipal TIF district “would be structured to enable the town to both capture new incremental value in areas that are likely to be developed in the future, and to fund infrastructure improvements and community development projects that are either within the district or would support projects within the district,” Shattuck said. “Additionally, the TIF plan would be designed to support economic development within the district.” Possible infrastructure improvements that could be funded from TIF revenues include the paving of Main and Green streets and parts of Elm Street, along with sewer, road and water infrastructure needed for the commerce park and other business development in the district, according to Shattuck. Community development projects that could be funded include the waterfront park, Lower Village parking, sidewalks and street lighting, and Lower Village and Androscoggin bicycle path trails.

Shattuck said he anticipates a sixmonth process that would include at least two large public meetings, smaller-scale neighborhood meetings, and a public hearing. A vote on forming the district would take place at a special Town Meeting in October, or on Election Day in November. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — A recent conservation grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to go a long way toward helping the town preserve its local habitat, and the local economy. Reed Coles, executive director of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Monday said the $300,000 grant to purchase 63 acres on White Island will help support what makes the town unique: its marine resources. “From Harpswell’s point of view, it’s important to (the) ‘shellfish economy,’” Coles said. “It’s also important to its recreational economy as well, because to the extent you have a good wildlife habitat ... you support the recreation tourism economy.” Most recently, the fishing and aquaculture industry have become a particular focus for the town’s Economic Development Strategy Committee, which is developing

Brunswick sewer rates increasing BRUNSWICK — Many households can expect more than a dollar increase per month in sewer rates starting in April. The Brunswick Sewer District will hold a public hearing on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. to explain the reasons behind the rate change. The hearing will be held in the district’s board room at 10 Pine Tree Road. The increases range from 6 percent for metered use, flat-rate fixtures, roof drains and catch basins; 3.45 percent for septic waste, and 4 percent for holding-tank

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Harpswell charter school plans info sessions HARPSWELL — Harpswell Coastal Academy, a school recently approved by the Maine Charter School Commission,

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Concerned about the tar sands scenario

By now most of us have heard something about tar sands oil. This oil is composed mostly of clay and sand and, unlike the crude oil we use for heating, needs to be mixed with chemicals and enormous amounts of water so that it can be pumped through pipelines. In that state, it has been compared to hot liquid sandpaper. The problem for us is that our pipelines are over 60 years old and are used to taking crude oil from the port of South Portland up to Montreal. Now the process will be reversed and the tar sands oil will come down from Canada and be exported to China and other destinations. As the pipeline goes through Maine, it crosses the Crooked River six times and follows the Androscoggin and Presumpscot rivers. Most significantly, it passes by Sebago Lake, which is the source of our drinking water. Should there be a break in this pipeline anywhere along its path the results could be dire, for, unlike crude oil, which floats, this oil sinks to the bottom, where it remains to kill fish and plants and pollute the water supply. Two 70-foot towers will be built at the terminal in South Portland to burn off the toxins, and huge tankers unlike any we have seen here before will need to come into our waters to transport it. Jean Sheridan Yarmouth

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Our elderly deserve affordable in-home care

America’s elderly population has worked hard over the years to live the American dream. These individuals have worked long hours so they could afford a nice home. Most people retire around the age of 65 and the cost of prescriptions and doctors’ visits grow increasingly expensive. Growing costs and lack of funding for elderly programs makes it impossible for individuals to remain in their homes and community. Our focus should be on creating and supporting funding for programs that help support the elderly in staying in their home. We hear stories of elderly people having to sell their home because they can no longer afford the rising costs of living or because they are alone and feel unsafe. There are a few programs that are private pay that support the elderly in their own home. Unfortunately, many elderly individuals cannot afford the luxury of living the last of their days in their home that they worked so hard for. Instead they have no choice but to sell their home and move into an assisted-living facility or nursing home. These facilities can be very expensive. This amount of money could be better spent on having nurses or personal care assistants come to the individual’s home where they feel safe and comfortable. If we care about our elderly then we should support funding for programs that provide in-home care and support for them in their home. Hannah Mihill Portland

Beem is right for the wrong reasons

Edgar Allen Beem occasionally supports a position with which I agree, most recently that the winner of a multi-candidate election should be chosen from the top three vote-getters in a run-off election when no one gets over half the vote. His primary reason for this position is that he doesn’t like Gov. LePage or his policies, and he expects this method to produce a majority in the run-off. This is an important issue, by not for Mr. Beem’s reasons. The issue is broader than that. Elected officials will be more effective when results reflect the views of a majority (over 50 percent) of the voting population, i.e. a run-off between the top two. But given enough candidates, the top two might only have, say, 25 percent of the vote between them, and even if one wins 60 percent of the run-off vote, that candidate would still enjoy only 15 percent of the overall vote. This is hardly conducive to effectiveness. The problem might be addressed by focusing on the candidates’ views rather than on the candidates themselves. For example, the other candidates’ votes might be apportioned among the run-off candidates based on congruence of their platforms with those of the finalists. After all, most people aren’t particularly interested in

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Edgar Allen Beem’s recent opinion piece about health insurance struck a nerve. Recent events in my own life have shown me what shaky ground Americans are on when it comes to health care and our ability to pay for it. Recently, a cancer diagnosis led me to major surgery, followed by two kinds of extensive (and expensive) therapies, one of which is ongoing. I am very fortunate to be covered by my wife’s healthinsurance plan. Had she lost her job (which she almost did, due to restructuring), things could have turned out pretty badly for us. This reality of living on the edge of losing our health coverage, therefore our ability to maintain our health, is the same reality that most Americans live with every day. And those are the lucky ones among us – the ones who have health insurance to worry about losing. There are, of course, many Americans who have no health insurance at all. The system we have is crazy. And it is immoral. We have the money and the brains to provide health-care coverage for everyone. What we don’t seem to have is the will to stop listening to those who say that we can’t implement a fair and decent system. There is no reason for not having universal coverage so that everyone can have a decent level of health-care coverage. We simply can’t afford not to do this. Its time has come. Ted Markow Brunswick



a candidate per se, but rather in their political philosophies. So, Beem was correct, but should have considered the issue in broader terms. But, hey, it’s not the first time someone has been right for the wrong reasons. Paul S. Bachorik Falmouth

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I read Edgar Allen Beem’s column on ranked-choice voting, and it came as no surprise. If you read his column carefully, here is the reason for RCV: the Democrats lost last time, so they need to change the rules. The rest of the article is just spin. This is no surprise coming from the liberal side of the isle. Where was Beem when Gov. Baldacci won two times with less than a majority? And if Baldacci runs again, it is likely that his only chance of winning would be with a split vote again. But I am sure that that would be OK, because it is the outcome, not the process, that matters. Perhaps Beem should spend some time actually discussing Gov. LePage’s policies and achievements, rather than his character and style. I for one care more about results, and so far I think that Gov. LePage has produced some good results. A bipartisan House and Senate passed legislation that has moved Maine in a positive direction. The state continues to face financial hurdles, and Gov. LePage is facing them head on. And although he may not move in your direction, he is moving to deal with these issues, and not kicking them down the road. That is progress. Barry Stephens Buxton

U.S. health-care system is shameful

Thank you, Edgar Allen Beem, for writing sensibly about the U.S. health-care system. Contrary to those who claim that we have the best health care in the world, in fact we are near the bottom of the heap in nearly every measure, compared to the rest of the countries in the modern industrialized world. (Anyone who doubts this should read a book by T.R. Reid called “The Healing of America.”) We spend more per capita than any other country and have poorer health outcomes. And worst of all, ours is the least fair of them all, leaving many millions of our citizens with no access to care. We should be ashamed. No other country allows profit-making insurance companies instead of medical professionals to decide what will be paid for and what treatment we can have. No other country allows the astounding waste of time, money and energy that our “system” requires due to having to cope with so many different insurance policies, employer programs, and individual choices. Those living in countries with a universal national system view ours not with admiration, but with fear of its savage nature. We need a national health system that assures access for everyone on exactly the same terms. Medicare for all would be a great step in the right direction. Nancy O’Hagan Portland

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February 15, 2013

Braving the storm

Maine doesn’t have to be a corporate-welfare state The second of two columns on “corporate welfare” in Maine proposes strategies for limiting the practice. Last month: Corporate welfare is unaffordable, the shameless pursuit of these benefits by corporations pitting one town against another is little more than extortion, and these giveaways do not grow Maine’s Policy economy. Threats by corporations that they will not come to, or remain in Maine unless tax subsidies are provided are little more than a bluff. In many cases the bluff is obvious. Wood products and paper making corporations (most receiving large tax subsidies) were here long before tax subsidies were available; they will be here if these subsidies are ended, because the trees are here. Orlando Delogu L.L Bean and Bath Iron Works, also recipients of large tax subsidies, and also here before the subsidy era began, have a valuable identity with Maine, huge costs sunk in plant and warehouse facilities, and trained workforces; moving away is all but impossible. Their profit margins were born in Maine and will remain here without these subsidies. Finally, the Wal-Marts, Targets, and Home Depots of the world have a proven business model, and a national or global growth strategy. They want their share of the Maine market. If tax subsidies did not exist, these corporations would still be knocking on our door; we don’t have to pay them to come to Maine. In short, caving in to veiled threats is not necessary. Instead, elected officials should listen to experts in the field of plant expansion and business location, who continually point out that these decisions do not turn on tax subsidies. They are driven, first, by economic factors – the availability and cost of labor, raw materials, and transportation for both inputs and final products going to markets. Also important are projected sales, profit margins, and increases in market share in locations being considered. Second, quality-of-life factors are examined – e.g., the adequacy and cost of workforce housing, whether public safety needs are adequately met, the quality of public and/ or private schools in the areas being considered, and the fairness, stability of state and local governments. Corporations will weigh these factors slightly differently


I think it was when my son took the bag of Goldfish and swung it wildly around and over his head. As those yellow, smiling cheddar delights flew through the kitchen air and landed on the unwashed floor; as he solemnly began tracking down every last piece of horrified snack food; as he lay on his stomach, nose-to-tile, Abby’s the better to absorb crumbs into every pore of his sweater, jeans, and hair, it hit me. I am not stopping him because I am just relieved he is occupied with something. Were that scene to be set to screenplay or crime fiction, the italics would read: Day Three – Nemo Found Me and Won’t Let Me Outside. I had been dreading the weekend storm since I heard about it, which was on or Abby Diaz about Thursday. A brazen lack of awareness about significant news events has proved to be a side effect of my life as a mother of young children. I’m not sure my television gets any station other than Disney. I take it on faith that southern Maine still receives local news broadcasts, and I just hope I’ll overhear an adult conversation that includes the important bits. And so it was that I arrived at my cubicle and caught a co-worker marveling at the feet of snow we were predicted to get. Surely I misunderstood, I reassured myself. I’m mishearing things as sympathy pain for my son’s recent ear infection, I soothingly whispered into the wind tunnel behind my forehead. Alas,,, and even confirmed that massive amounts of snow were on the horizon. Armed with the facts, I did what any mother worth her leftover baby weight does: I went to Shaw’s. Then Wal-Mart. Friday dawned, as we all know, in a non-dawny sort of way. The snow had already started falling, and human activity was already canceled. School was canceled, driving was canceled, Starbucks was canceled. I gathered my children. I looked them each – meaningfully – in the eye. I told them stuff was about to get real, and they’d best do me the solid of not behaving like complete animals. We fist-pumped and went to our separate corners to get our minds right. By 11:30 that morning, I had organized the playroom, purged their outgrown clothes, vacuumed, done two loads of laundry, and prepared lunch. I was exhausted and plum out of ideas for the next 60-70 hours. Then I remembered the bowling set. Remember the trip to Wal-Mart? In a stroke-of-genius move, I spent that discount spree purchasing a plastic bowling set. With the afternoon closing in, I began instruction in the finer art of knocking things over with a ball. Not to brag, but my kids caught on quickly. We knocked pins over in the dining room, the playroom, the upstairs hall, and the downstairs hall. It wasn’t long before my kids signaled their ability to “transfer” knowledge. Soon they were knocking over books, plates of food, continued page 7


as their individual business models and corporate values dictate, but the bottom line remains the same: they expand in, or move to, an area because they anticipate making money in that location. It’s that simple. They give little weight to tax subsidies in this decision-making calculus. That said, it seems foolish for elected officials to continue to believe that tax subsidies will create jobs. But it is also unrealistic to believe that these subsidies will simply go away – they won’t. Subsidies can, however, be reduced and our corporate welfare system can be refocused. Here is how we can achieve these ends: • Existing Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement, Tax Increment Financing, or other annual tax disbursements to corporations in excess of $500,000 could be reduced by 50 percent; disbursements below $500,000 could also be reduced on a downward scale, leaving commitments below $100,000 intact. • The duration of existing BETR, TIF or other tax disbursements to corporations could be reduced by 50 percent; if this results in ending a particular corporate disbursement, that’s fine; the era of 12-, 20-, and 30-year payout periods must end. • For new commitments of state or local tax revenues to corporations, a “cap” (an upper limit on the total commitment) could be fashioned: $5 million-$10 million for capital investments that exceed $100 million seems reasonable. The cap would be reduced for smaller capital investments. • The allowable time-frame over which “capped” commitments of state or local tax revenues would be paid out could be limited: three to seven years seems reasonable, depending on the level of the “capped” commitment. • For new “capped” commitments of state or local tax revenues to corporations, a “jobs” commitment could be fashioned. This commitment would be commensurate with the level of the tax subsidy, and should extend for the newly fashioned payout period (perhaps longer). Failure to meet a “jobs” commitment would terminate the tax subsidy. • Aside from relatively minor tax-subsidy benefits, corporations could be required to select the TIF, income tax credit (or other) tax subsidy provision that works best for them; pyramiding subsidies (so-called double- or tripledipping) must end. • Corporations could be prohibited from negotiating with more than one Maine municipality (playing them off against one another) in an effort to maximize their corporate subsidy benefits. • A corporate “need” or “means” test could be fashioned to determine future eligibility for state or local tax continued page 7

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subsidies. Paying out millions to Fortune 500 corporations must end. Low-income people routinely face such tests to determine eligibility for welfare benefits. • Decoupling TIF agreements from existing school aid, and county tax apportionment provisions, seems necessary. The majority of municipalities do not enter into TIF agreements. Current law penalizes them; they receive less school aid than they should, and pay higher county taxes. These suggestions can be expanded or narrowed as the Legislature chooses, but their intent is clear: corporate tax subsidies must be smaller, extend for shorter periods of time, target smaller firms, and focus on jobs. The law should prevent corporations from bargaining with multiple towns to get the best subsidy deal, and should create greater fairness between towns that choose to grant TIFs and those that do not. If retirement benefits for Maine teachers and state workers can be reduced on the theory that we can’t afford the commitments made, tax subsidies for wealthy corporations can/should be similarly reduced. We can do this. Orlando Delogu of Portland is emeritus professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and a longtime public policy consultant to federal, state, and local government agencies and officials. He can be reached at delogu@

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stools, and each other. They thought it was hilarious and they didn’t want me involved. I let it roll. As the hours cooped up indoors stretched into days, I let them push even more boundaries. We baked a dessert I like to call a “brookie,” because it’s a combination browniecookie. They played “chase the sibling” around the living room table. I tested how many movies I could get them to watch at once. I would love to say that Nemo, The Blizzard of Our Lives, taught my family how beautiful it is to be stripped of distraction and granted uninterrupted time together. I would love to say that I cherished every moment I spent wondering “now what?”. But all I can say is this: To all you kids out there, if you ever had some crazy idea about something you’d like to try at home, wait for the next storm. Fifteen minutes in, ask either parent for permission to make that idea a reality, or at least a test case. I guarantee you’ll get a shrug and a “go ahead” hand wave in response. Abby Diaz grew up in Falmouth and lives there again, because that’s how life works. She blogs at abbysleftovers. and, and can be reached at Follow Abby on Twitter: @AbbyDiaz1.

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Monkeying with the school calendar The Portland School Department last week proposed a series of changes to the school-year calendar that make some sense from the perspective of teaching and learning. Whether the proposed schedule changes will make sense from the perspective of teachers, staff, parents and students is another story. Among key changes being contemplated are: • Starting high school an hour later because The Universal teenagers are not awake and alert early in the morning. • Extending the school day by one hour to allow for more instructional time, and lengthening the school year for the same reason. • Shortening the summer vacation to reduce the loss of learning momentum from year to year. • And rolling the tradi- Edgar Allen Beem tional February and April vacations into one March break, as prep schools do. When I was on the Yarmouth School Committee in the 1990s, we considered some of these changes and even implemented a few. Most were nonstarters, as they probably will be in Portland. Vacation consolidation was one of my pet causes. I’ve always thought the February and April breaks were a waste and a nuisance, but then I don’t ski or take vacation trips. I imagine, however, that Portland will get the same pushback from its teachers and staff that Yarmouth did when we contemplated a March vacation. If you have children (or a spouse) in another school district, how are you supposed to manage suddenly being on two different vacation schedules? The fundamental problem you run into when you start monkeying with the school calendar is that you can’t really do it alone. If you’re not on the same schedule as other local school systems, you’re asking for trouble. If Portland and Deering high schools, for instance, start an hour later and lengthen the school day by an hour, students would be getting out around 4 p.m. That’s going to conflict with a lot of extracurricular


activities and interscholastic athletics. Unless your baseball and softball fields and those of your opponents all have lights, for example, you can’t start a ballgame at 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. in May. There is also the matter of cost. Lengthen the school year and the school day and you’re going to have to compensate teachers and staff accordingly. One of the few calendar changes we did enact in Yarmouth was adding five teacher in-service days to enhance professional development and five student days to increase learning time, extending the school year from 180 to 185 days. The Maine Legislature has repeatedly tried and failed to do the same statewide. Some countries do have much longer school years than the U.S., but at what cost? Japan, for instance, has 243 school days a year, but Japan also has a word for “death from overwork:” karoshi. Even though President Obama has proposed a 200-day school year and there are periodic calls for year-round schooling, I don’t see that happening in Maine any time soon. For one thing, several studies have concluded that there is no significant correlation between instructional time and student achievement. For another, people in cold, dark, wintry Maine jealously guard their summer vacations. Just keeping kids in school a week longer in Yarmouth met with so many objections from families and students with summer commitments that we were forced to rethink the five extra students days. Teachers were naturally concerned about losing financial gains made when the year was lengthened, so we hit upon a compromise that, in retrospect, seems like one of the worst decisions of my 1995-2001 School Committee tenure. To preserve the extra class time and protect teacher salary gains, we came up with the brilliant idea of spreading the five extra days out over the school year in 15-20 minute increments by starting school a little earlier each day. I’m not sure we got the educational bang for the buck we had hoped for, especially given the current thinking that high school should start later in the day, not earlier. One step forward, two steps back. Good luck, Portland. Changing the school calendar is never as easy as one might think. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at:

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Topsham emergency medical services responded to 14 calls from Feb. 4-11.

Brunswick Arrests

2/4 at 1:24 p.m. Brandon P. Boshea, 21, of Cushing Street, was arrested on Cushing Street by Officer Justin Dolci on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating condition of release. 2/4 at 1:55 p.m. Norman J. Burns, 51, of Irene Street, Lisbon, was arrested on Old Portland Road by Sgt. Russell Wrede on charges of operating under the influence with one prior and violating condition of release. 2/4 at 3:51 p.m. Robert C. Mansfield, 68, of Old Bath Road, was arrested on Federal Street by Sgt. Paul Hansen on a charge of domestic violence assault. 2/5 at 1:30 p.m. Norman J. Burns, 51, of Irene Street, Lisbon, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Officer Jonathan O’Connor on a probation hold and a charge of violating condition of release. 2/5 at 5:28 p.m. Thomas J. Harmon, 29, of Rush’s Trailer Park, was arrested at Rush’s Trailer Park by Officer Matthew Swan on a warrant. 2/5 at 9:23 p.m. Kerrie Sims, 40, of Old Bath Road, was arrested at Rush’s Trailer Park by Officer Matthew Swan on a warrant. 2/8 at 4:28 p.m. Susan M. Conboy, 70, of Baribeau Drive, was arrested on Baribeau Drive by Officer Mark Steele Jr. on a charge

2/4 at 2:03 p.m. Amy R. Roberts, 33, of Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, was issued a summons on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Daniel Sylvain on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Carolyn K. Cribbs, 43, of Cross Road, Alna, was issued a summons on the same charge. 2/4 at 7:27 p.m. Theodore Bisson, 19, of Lisbon, was issued a summons on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Matthew Swan on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Adam Burdin, 20, of Bishop Road, Poland, was issued a summons on the same charge. 2/4 at 8:36 p.m. A 17-year-old male was issued a summons on Davis Street by Officer Daniel Herbert on a charge of criminal mischief. 2/5 at 9:23 p.m. Melanie A. Russell, 38, of Rush’s Trailer Park, was issued a summons at Rush’s Trailer Park by Officer Matthew Swan on a charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution. 2/10 at 2:25 p.m. A 16-year-old female from was issued a summons on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Daniel Sylvain on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 2/11 at 12:37 a.m. Trevor J. Szumowski, 26, of River Road, was issued a summons on River Road by Officer Daniel Herbert on charges of sale and use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

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Mildred Viola Bradstreet, 96: A life of ministry BRUNSWICK — Mildred Viola Bradstreet, 96, died Feb. 6 at her home at Dionne Commons in Brunswick. She was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Blaine, the daughter of Lyle and Annie Van Tassell Beals. She graduated from Aroostook Central Institute in 1935, Bradstreet and from Zion Bible Institute in 1938, earning a degree in Christian education. She was married to the Rev. Hanford R. Bradstreet on Aug. 22, 1940, and together they worked side-by-side in evangelism and pastoral ministries in Bellows Falls, Vt., Brunswick, Manchester, N.H. and Exeter. After retiring on Maquoit Bay in 1982, they continued ministering in several capacities. Bradstreet was a charter board member of Gospel Light Fellowship, West Bath, where she served in nursing home, day-care, and visitation outreaches. She loved to sew and craft as well as making baby quilts for Parkview Hospital. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Otis and Eugene Beals; two sisters, Doris Terrell and Phyllis Beals; and a granddaughter, Darlene Rochelle Dutton. She is survived by two daughters, Ta-

via Loree Dutton and husband Barry W. Dutton of Topsham, and Tonya Rochelle Bielak and husband Waldemar T. Bielak of Stroudsburg, Pa.; a sister, Juanita E. Rideout of Mars Hill; a sister-in-law, Dena Beals of North Oxford, Mass.; three grandchildren, Barry Dutton and wife Kathy, Tammy Sowers and husband Jack, and Lauren Smurda and husband Marcus Smurda; three great-grandchildren, Keagan, Maxwell and Reagan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of life was held Sunday at Gospel Light Fellowship in Bath, with the Rev. Arden Cross and the Rev. Brenda Cross officiating. Interment will be in Maquoit Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Gospel Light Fellowship.

Frances E. Gardner, 77

BRUNSWICK — Frances E. Gardner, 77, of Brunswick, died Monday at her home, surrounded by family. She was born Aug. 16, 1935 in Brunswick to Frederick and Mertie Shepard. She was educated in Brunswick schools and graduated from Brunswick High School with the Class Gardner

of 1954. Gardner had been employed as an Avon consultant, a sales person at the Canterbury Shop in Brunswick and most recently at the Brunswick Post office where she had served for over 20 years retiring at age 60. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles B. “Chuck” Gardner, Jr. who died in 2003. Survivors include three sons, Paul C. Bozeman of Brunswick, Peter C. Bozeman of Lisbon Falls and Scott F. Bozeman of Bath, as well as seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be private.

Sylvanus ‘Sly’ Moore, 75

BATH — Sylvanus “Sly” Moore, 75, of Bath, died Feb. 8 from complications of mesothelioma. He was born Nov. 1, 1937, in Bath to John and Mabel Moore. He grew up working the waters of Maine as a clam digger and sea moss harvester and later went on to run Moore’s Market at Winnegance. He finished his career as a ship fitter and material clerk for Bath Iron Works. Moore served in the National Guard and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards, comic books and other collectables. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed listening to talk radio. He also enjoyed living as his alter ego, “The Durango Kid.” He will be remembered for his kind spirit and willingness to help people. He is survived by a sister, Lona Mott of Phippsburg; a brother, Robert Moore of Bath; son John Moore of Freeport; son Matthew Moore and his wife Dorthy, of Phippsburg; daughter April Moore of Wakefield, Mass.; two granddaughters whom he cherished; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Merry Main. There will be no services, but a celebration of life is planned for later this spring.

Edmund J. Viel, 85

BRUNSWICK — Edmund J. Viel, 85, of Brunswick, died Feb. 5 with his family by his side. He was born June 14, 1927, in Stockholm to Isadore and Delina Viel. He grew

up there and attended Stockholm schools. Viel left school at an early age to work as a lumberjack with his father. As the oldest son, he had a responsibility to help out and he did so with pride. In 1944 he joined the U.S. Army and served his country proudly. He married his Viel wife, Ruth Mazarolle, in 1946 and the couple raised their family in Keegan. Viel worked many jobs to support his family. He worked in several paper mills and as a milkman, and also did construction work for the U.S. Air Force bases in Presque Isle and Limestone. In 1964, he moved to Topsham to work for Consolidated Construction Co., helping to build the Bowdoin College library and serving with the company until his retirement in 1987. Viel was a family man, and spending time with his grandchildren always brought a smile to his face. He was an outdoors enthusiast and loved to fish, camp and hike. Woodworking was another passion. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him. Viel was a member of the American Legion and a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church. He is predeceased by his parents; his wife of 51 years, Ruth; son Joseph and daughter Diane; as well as four sisters, Edwina Peters, Alphena Erickson, Helena Raymond and Rose Johnson. He leaves behind daughters Patricia Viel Leclerc and husband David of Topsham, and Donna Viel Walsh and husband Neil of Topsham; grandchildren David Leclerc of Bethel, Christopher Leclerc of Topsham, Corey Leclerc of Socorro, N.M., Jamie Walsh of Portland and Megan Gurney of Topsham; great-grandchildren Gracia, Lauren, Colin and Ethan Leclerc, Dana Green, Alexa and Ty Gurney, and Neila Walsh. A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick.








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Promotions United Insurance, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Maine, announced recently Peter Clavette, senior vice president and managing partner of the United Insurance Ezzy Agency in Madawaska, has joined the company ownership team. Clavette joined the agency as a manager in 2005 following several years of sales and management experience with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Ontario, Canada.

Appointments The Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation and Camp Susan Curtis announced its new slate of officers for 2013. Auburn resident Don Foerster, senior manager of facilities planning and management for L.L. Bean, is the new chairman. Cape Elizabeth resident Sean Roy-Becker, a private banker with TD Wealth Management, is the new vice-chairman. Marianna Fenton, of Portland, a partner with Robinson Kriger & McCallum is the new secretary. Gorham resident Tabitha Swanson, a principal with The Swanson Group LLC, is the new treasurer.


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Students at St. John Catholic School in Brunswick participated in Pennies for Patients, a program in which students collected spare change and competing among grades to see who raises the most money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Students at the St. Brigid Catholic School in Portland collected donations of socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and other essentials and prepared care packages for the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen.

McAuley Residence, a comprehensive housing program serving single mothers and children is about to move from its Portland location at 91 State St. to the former Children’s Hospital of Portland at 68 High St. The Sisters of Mercy founded the program 25 years ago and has been operated as part of Mercy’s community mission. In the newly-renovated space, owned by Community Housing of Maine, the McAuley Residence will expand from seven to 15 apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms along with spacious common space for the residents to gather.

New hires Bill Sowles, left, the general manager and owner of Morong Falmouth, is joined by Dorothy Blanchette, president of Falmouth Food Pantry, and Peter Sowles, the vice president and owner of the dealership, for the donation of $1,000 to help the pantry feed local families.

Maine Democratic Party’s 2012 campaign. Haines will assist on lobbying efforts in the areas of health care, energy, real estate, tax and finance. Public Affairs Group provides government relations, public relations and lobbying services before federal, state and local governments. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office introduced its newest K-9 team, Deputy Corey Plummer and his canine partner, Jaeger. Plummer began his law enforcement career in 1999, and has been with the Sheriff’s Office for seven years. He is a member of the Emergency Services Unit as a negotiator, an emergency vehicle operators course instructor, as well as an officer in charge. Jaeger, whose name means “hunter” in German, is a 2-year old shepard mix. He comes to the United States from Holland via the International Canine Exchange program, and has received basic training. The team will be attending the Maine Criminal Justice Canine Academy next month before joining the two current K-9 teams of Deputy Al Winslow and Paco, and Deputy Matt Tufts and Rocky.



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The Maine chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union recently hired several new staff members. Rachel Myers Healy, who worked as a field organizer for the ACLU for five years, is the organization’s first director of communications. Healy, an Auburn native, most recently served as a senior communications strategist with the nationwide ACLU Center for Justice. Jill Barkley, who joined the organization as its marriage project coordinator in April, has been named public policy advocate. Barkley led the effort to establish Republicans United for Marriage as part of the successful 2012 campaign to secure marriage equality for same sex couples statewide. Oamshri Amarasingham, a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, will serve as public policy counsel. Amarasingham formerly served as a legal intern at the ACLU of Maine, the ACLU of Northern California, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and the law firm Kotin, Crabtree and Strong. She was a law clerk at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Mortgage Network Inc., a Portlandbased independent mortgage lender, hired Hal Inman as a loan officer. Inman, a Houlton native, is a graduate of University of Southern Maine and brings more than 12 years of experience to the team. Public Affairs Group, an affiliate of the Portland law firm of Curtis Thaxter, recently hired political strategist Patricia Eltman and attorney Regan Haines. Eltman was most recently director of the





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Friday 2/21 Ice Bar with DJ Larry Moore. 5 p.m., through Sunday, Feb. 23, Inn at Brunswick Station, 4 Noble St., Brunswick, innatbrunswickstation. com.

Dining Out Friday 2/15 Lenten Haddock Supper, 5 p.m., St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 729-3509.

Saturday 2/16 Roast Pork Supper, 4:30 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove, Bath, 443-4707.

Sunday 2/17 Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:30 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, 443-6015.

Friday 2/22 Lenten Haddock Supper, 5 p.m., St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 729-3509.

Gardens & Outdoors Organic gardening methods, Jan. 13-March 17, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-7694.

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James F. Murphy and His Peripatetic Family,” 10:30 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141, ext. 18.

Thursday 2/21 Civil War and the Movies, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-6606.

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Saturday 2/16 Town History Talk: “Captain

Colin Campbell Cooper

Saturday 2/23

Friday 2/22 Free Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:30-10 a.m., Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Terrace Drive, Brunswick, 729-6782.

Just for Seniors A Matter of Balance, Jan. 15-Feb. 7, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 373-4656.

“Here Comes the Sun,” 2:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 371-2030.

Tuesday 2/26 Courtroom Drama Series: “Twelve Angry Men,” 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.

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The Grosz ink on paper (22 × 17 in.) has remained in the collection of a highly respected professor of art, now retired, at Harvard, Amherst, and Bowdoin since he purchased it in 1959 or ‘60 from Swetzoff Gallery in Boston.

Standard Issue, 6:30 p.m., Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, 712-0930.

Friday 2/22

Rick Miller and His Band, 8 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

Theater & Dance

Garret Soucy at Holy Grounds Coffee Shop, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland, 874-9779.

“Peter Pan,” 4 p.m., Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 143 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 231.

Sunday 2/17

Saturday 2/16

Kirtan Soul Revival and Vanessa Torres. 4 p.m, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 233-6846.

“Peter Pan,” 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 143 Free St., Portland, 8281234 ext. 231.

Opus One Big Band, 6 p.m., Winslow Homer Auditorium, Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough, proceeds to fund the Scarborough High School chorus trip to New York city in April, 318-6637.

“The Sound of Music,” North Yarmouth Academy, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-9051 for show times.

Downeast Soul Coalition, 8 p.m. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

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Wednesday 2/20

Friday 2/22

Noonday Concert: Carol Elowe on piano, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356. Birdland Jazz, 8 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

The Bad Plus jazz trio, 7 p.m., Hannaford Lecture Hall, 88 Bedford St,, Portland, 842-0800.

Local Author Series: Rick Halpern, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5

The Cooper pastel (20 × 30 in.) was purchased by the current owners, a Connecticut couple, from the Sloan-Roman Galleries in New York (later Herbert Roman Galleries) in the late 1940’s.

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Courtroom Drama Series: “And Justice for All,” 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.

Thursday 2/21

Travis Humphry and the Retro Rockets, 7 p.m. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190. The Dunwells, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990.

Tuesday 2/19


Free Blood Pressure Clinic, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-6782.

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Classical piano, classically inspired jazz By Scott Andrews Portland Ovations, which has been presenting stellar touring acts since 1931, is hosting two of the most intriguing concerts on southern Maine’s performing arts calendar this weekend. First up is this Saturday, when FrenchCanadian classical pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin performs an eclectic program at an unusual afternoon concert. The next day Portland Ovations hosts The Bad Plus, a modern jazz trio, performing a “deconstruction” of one of the 20th century’s classical musical landmarks: Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” It’s the second, and most adventurous, of Portland Ovations’ four-part centennial celebration of the work. Jonathan Edwards, the “Sunshine” boy from southern Maine, returns to One Longfellow Square for a midwinter concert.

Marc-Andre Hamelin

A Canadian-born classical piano virtuoso who lives in Boston will be performing a varied program of mostly 20th-century works this Saturday in Portland. His afternoon concert in Merrill Auditorium, presented by Portland Ovations, was originally scheduled for Feb. 9. In a professional career that spans more than a quarter-century, Marc-Andre Hamelin has earned a reputation for championing and recording the works of many lesserknown composers as well as specializing in late 19th-century Romanticism. He’s also known as a composer in his own right, mostly writing solo pieces for the piano. A graduate of Montreal’s prestigious Ecole Musique Vincent-d’Indy and Philadelphia’s Temple University, Hamelin has performed around the world, including an annual European tour. He has released more than two dozen records and CDs, mostly on the Hyperion label. International honors include the Virginia Parker Prize, Carnegie Hall International Competition for American Music and the Juno (Canada’s Grammy) for Best Classical Album. He’s also collected nine Grammy nominations. Saturday’s program will feature Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata plus works by Gabriel Faure, Maurice Ravel and Hamelin himself. A series of three pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, perhaps the 20th century’s most popular Romantic composer for the piano, will conclude the concert. Portland Ovations presents Marc-Andre Hamelin at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

The Bad Plus

Portland Ovations is marking the centennial of Igor Stravinsky’s pioneering ballet, “Rite of Spring,” with four programs during its 2012-2013 season. The culmination will be a March 21 performance of the full “Rite of Spring” by the Joffrey Ballet. Leading up to that are three variations and take-offs that focus on different aspects of Stravinsky’s masterpiece. The most adventurous variation is slated for this Sunday when The Bad Plus, an avant-garde jazz trio, performs a “deconstruction” of the work, reinterpreting Stravinsky’s celebrated score via a radically different idiom. Originating in Minneapolis, pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and percussionist Dave King have been performing

together as The Bad Plus since 1989. The trio specializes in breaking down the walls of convention that separate the jazz, rock, country, classical and electronic genres. Fueled by a deep appreciation of improvisation, the trio has long been praised for affixing its own signature to compositions of others. A prime example is “On Sacred Ground,” which is based on Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” With a video synchronized to the trio’s live performance, “On Sacred Ground” becomes a multimedia event. Portland Ovations presents The Bad Plus’ “On Sacred Ground” at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St. on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Jonathan Edwards

Another artist who got started in Minnesota is Jonathan Edwards, a singer-songwriter who burst onto the national scene in 1971 with a breezy, upbeat and uplifting tune titled “Sunshine,” which sold more than a million copies and is still a staple of Triple-A radio. “Sunshine” launched Edwards’ career, which continues to the present. After leaving Minnesota, Edwards has lived mostly in New England, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire and (currently) Maine. Since “Sunshine,” Edwards has released 14 albums and he has collaborated on recordings and television shows with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Cheryl Wheeler. One Edwards album, “Little Hands,” was cited by the National Library Association as a notable children’s recording. He has also scored two movie soundtracks, “The Mouse” and “The Golden Boys.” Theatrical gigs included playing the leading male role in a national touring production of the Broadway musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” Jonathan Edwards appears at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) at 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Call 761-1757.

Behind the scenes

Over the past few years, the biggest story on Portland’s arts and entertainment scene has been the emergence of One Longfellow Square as southern Maine’s premier small music room and the venue of choice for folk singers, singer-songwriters, rootsoriented musicians, jazz and Americana. Geographically speaking, One Longfellow Square is the bedrock western anchor of the Congress Street Arts District. It’s the major performing arts venue in a quarter-mile stretch that also includes two other busy spots: Port City Blue and Local Sprouts. Seating about 200 in a very intimate concert setting, One Longfellow Square began about a decade ago as the Center for Cultural Exchange. Cabaret seating is occasionally used and sometimes the main floor is cleared for dancing. Light refreshments are available for all shows. One Longfellow Square’s claim to preeminence was solidified about a year ago when it converted to a nonprofit organization, allowing it to solicit memberships and grants. The goal was to free itself from the strict dictates of box-office receipts. Four months ago, OLS announced that

French classical pianist MarcAndre Hamelin will perform an eclectic program Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, under the aegis of Portland Ovations.

Kippy Rudy would become the first fulltime executive director of the nonprofit. A resident of Bath, Rudy was selected after a thorough national search conducted last summer. She was picked on the strength of her 20-plus years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit arts management in Maine.

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Weather wreaks havoc on postseason slate A weekend that was supposed to crown state champions in wrestling, conference champions in track and swimming and produce a round of girls’ hockey playoffs, instead turned into a washout. Or more aptly put, a whiteout. The record-setting snow that swept the region Friday and Saturday erased the high school sports slate in the process, frustrating schedule-makers. Wrestling’s state meet was moved to this coming Saturday. Class A will be contested in Sanford, Class B in Fryeburg. The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference swimming and indoor track championships were also postponed last weekend. Track’s state meet is Monday at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Swimming’s state championship meets are Monday and Tuesday, Class A in Brunswick and Class B in Orono. Brunswick’s girls’ hockey team, which won its quarterfinal, 2-1, in overtime over Winslow, was supposed to play a semifinal at defending champion Greely Saturday, but that game was moved to Monday. There, the Dragons got 50 saves from goalie Claire Mendes and got a power play goal from Rachel Moroney, but it wasn’t enough as the Rangers prevailed, 5-1, ending Brunswick’s season at 8-12.

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Brunswick junior goalie Claire Mendes denies Greely freshman Maura Verrill for one of her 50 saves during the teams’ East Region semifinal Monday. Despite Mendes’ heroics, the Dragons were eliminated by the defending state champs, 5-1.

The boys’ hockey regular season is winding down. At press time, Brunswick was seventh in Eastern Class A (eight teams make the playoffs) with a 7-7-1 record following a 5-2 home win over Edward Little Saturday in perhaps the only local game played last weekend. The Dragons were at Maranacook Wednesday, play at Skowhegan Monday and close the regular season Wednesday at Edward Little. Mt. Ararat/Lisbon is currently ninth, one spot out of the playoffs. The Eagles (6-9) were supposed to play at Bonny Eagle Saturday, but that game was moved to Friday. Saturday, Mt. Ararat/ Lisbon is home against Gray-New


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Gloucester/Poland. The Eagles go to GNG/Poland for the finale Wednesday. The boys’ hockey playoffs start Feb. 23. Last, but not least, the basketball postseason is underway. Mt. Ararat’s girls’ team wound up a stellar 15-3 and third in Eastern A after capping the regular season with wins over host Lewiston (56-46) and visiting Brunswick (54-20). The Eagles face No. 6 Oxford Hills (11-7) Friday at 3 p.m., at the Augusta Civic Center in the Eastern A quarterfinals. Mt. Ararat won at the Vikings, 41-39, and lost at home, 47-41, in the regular season meetings. Brunswick finished shy of the postseason with a 2-16 mark. The Dragons (13th in Eastern A) closed with losses at Erskine (6452) and Mt. Ararat (54-20). In Western B, Morse finished 15th in the standings at 5-13, but only 12 teams made the cut. The Shipbuilders closed strong, however, dropping a 45-43 decision at Lincoln Academy, then upsetting host Leavitt, 55-52. Hyde enters the Western D tournament third at 16-1. The Phoenix meet No. 6 Valley (5-13) in the quarterfinals Monday at 10 a.m., in Augusta. Hyde beat Valley twice, 48-16 at home and 52-42 on the road, in the regular season. On the boys’ side, Hyde is second in Western D after finishing 14-3. The Phoenix closed



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with a 64-52 home win over A.R. Gould. The Phoenix battle No. 7 Seacoast Christian (10-8) in the quarterfinals Saturday at 10 a.m., in Augusta. Hyde beat Seacoast twice this year, 49-25 at home and 41-35 on the road. In Western B, Morse earned the 11th seed with a 7-11 record after closing with home wins over Lincoln (57-48) and Leavitt (60-48). The Shipbuilders had a preliminary round tournament game at sixth-ranked Wells (10-8) Tuesday. The teams don’t play in the regular season. If Morse was able to spring an upset, it will play No. 3 Cape Elizabeth (13-5) in the quarterfinals Saturday at 11 a.m., at the Portland Exposition Building. In Eastern A, Mt. Ararat was the last team to qualify, earning the No. 9 seed with a 7-11 record

after losses at home to Lewiston (62-38) and at Brunswick (63-50) to close the regular season. The Eagles visited No. 8 Oxford Hills (8-10) for a prelim Wednesday. Mt. Ararat beat the Vikings, 5345, at home, but lost in its previous trip to Oxford, 57-48. A win would send the Eagles to Augusta for the Eastern A quarterfinals against top-ranked Hampden Academy (18-0) Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Brunswick earned the No. 6 spot with a 10-8 mark after closing with home victories over Erskine (63-35) and Mt. Ararat (58-46). The Dragons face thirdranked Lawrence (14-4) Saturday at 4 p.m., in the quarterfinals. Brunswick lost both meetings with the Bulldogs this year, 59-49 at home and 55-28 away.


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11:30 a.m. - 12 noon Declutter and Organize Your Home Practical tips to eliminate clutter in your home. Plus, strategies for keeping it all organized- closets, pantries, garages and more! Presented by: Walter Munsen, Closet Factory, Portland, ME 12 noon Replacing Your Entry Door Learn from the window and door experts at Home Again by Hancock Lumber how to select the right door style that fits your home’s aesthetic and family’s budget. Visit Home Again by Hancock Lumber at their booth for this informative seminar and to access an exclusive home show coupon on entry doors. 12:15 - 1 p.m. Geothermal For Homeowners Learn how geothermal heating and cooling systems work, the return on your investment, cost effectiveness and the ease of installation from start to finish. Presented by: Mark Conley, Conley Enterprises, Raymond, ME, Martin Orio, Water Energy of New Hampshire, Chris Petitpierre, Keep the Heat, Gorham, ME, and representatives from Goodwin Well

1:15 - 2 p.m. Finding Paradise: Creating Landscapes that Transcend Time In this visual presentation, David Neufeld illustrates how an understanding of the symbolic power of objects and the organization of outdoor space can take an ordinary yard and transform it into a place apart from the time-centered world. With David’s visual arts and storytelling background, this will be a lively, thoughtful and humorous presentation. Presented by: David Neufeld, North Star Stoneworks, Lovell, ME and Wolfboro, NH 2 p.m. Preparing to Remodel Your Kitchen? What Next? Join the certified kitchen designer from Home Again by Hancock Lumber to understand the process from start to finish- from setting a budget to choosing an installer and designer, understanding your floor plan, design options and challenges. Visit Home Again by Hancock Lumber at their booth for this informative seminar and to learn about their annual kitchen sale savings!


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11:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Harness the Power of the Sun to Lower Utility Bills Want to lower your utility bills? Find out how solar powered hot water and electric systems improve your home’s efficiency and lower your costs. Presented by: Sam Zuckerman, Maine Solar Solutions, Portland, ME 12:15-12:45 p.m. How to Buy the Right Generator There are several important factors to consider when buying a generator for your home or businesssize, portability, location and fuel type are just a few. Learn how to select the right generator for your electrical needs and don’t be left in the dark again! Presented by: Jim Cesare, Gowen Power Systems, Portland, ME 1-1:30 p.m. Beyond Oil and Propane: Heating your Home with Low-Cost Electricity Dead River Company understands that homeowners want choices and advice on how to improve their home’s efficiency. Learn about the benefits, cost savings and energy-efficiency of Electric Thermal Storage and Heat Pump Technology to heat your home with low-cost electricity. Presented by: Dead River Company, So. Portland, ME 2 p.m. Replacing Your Entry Door Learn from the window and door experts at Home Again by Hancock Lumber how to select the right door style that fits your home’s aesthetic and family’s budget. Visit Home Again by Hancock Lumber at their booth for this informative seminar and to access an exclusive home show coupon on entry doors. 1:45-2:15 p.m. Veggie Gardening Made Easy Easy steps to make your vegetable garden grow and thrive in Maine. With over 25 years of experience in the Nursery and Garden industry, don’t miss the opportunity to ask all of your veggie gardening questions! Tune into Estabrook Farm’s new talk radio show “For the Joy of Gardening”, Saturday mornings on WLOB 1310am. Presented by: Tom Estabrook, Estabrook Farm and Greenhouses, Inc.

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“People don’t like the look of that erosion,” Walker said, “ ... so they start riprapping (the shoreline) so it cuts off that sediment supply.” For bodies of water like Middle Bay, where White Island sits, that can be a major problem. “Each of these have environmental impacts on these resources,” Walker said. Middle Bay, along with the adjacent Maquoit Bay, were named a statewide

focus area of ecological significance by Beginning with Habitat, a collaborative program between federal, state and local governments and non-governmental groups that Walker manages. The two bays are unique, Walker said, because their relative position to Casco Bay allows them to receive a steady flow of nutrients that allow for healthy eel grass and enriched mudflats – something that is “irreplaceable” for species like shorebirds. Other species in that habitat include quahogs, mussels, soft shell clams, wading birds and water fowl.

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



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her first four months on the job, and I’m impressed by her knowledge of the Maine arts community and her understanding that business acumen is needed if OLS is to remain among Portland’s top performing arts venues. She’s off to a good start. Since October I’ve noticed that OLS shows sell out much more frequently and much earlier. Don’t count on being able to walk in without tickets and get in. “My goal is simple,” she told me recently. “One Longfellow Square must become self-sustaining. My objective is for us to be here in 10 years.”

said the state fire marshal’s office, with help from Maine’s Fuel Board inspectors, traced the explosion to a leak from a gas line connecting an outdoor propane tank to two gas heaters that provided heat to the dubplex. He said the leak was in an outside wall of the building, and that the fumes likely seeped into a crawl space beneath the building, where they were ignited by an unknown source. The leak was in the wall of 31 Bluff Road. Resident Kenneth Hooper had gone to work nearby at a McDonald’s about 30 minutes before to the explosion, according

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of me. It’s back at the office. I don’t have it memorized.” The administrators with contracts expiring at the end of the school year include the assistant superintendent, athletic director, director of technology integration, principal and assistant principal at Brunswick Junior High School and principal at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. The vote to extend the contracts was originally part of the School Board’s consent agenda, which means the extensions could have been acted on without any discussion. But the vote was removed from the consent agenda because board member William Thompson said he wanted to have a “fuller discussion about the review process” and include feedback from constituents. “I will say I’m a little disappointed that I’m learning about this now,” Perzanoski said. “You’ve had opportunities to be able to talk to me about this. I’ve heard one inkling to me (about) some concerns, but to hold up the contracts of six people – their livelihood – I think it’s just not right.”



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“It shook the whole neighborhood.” Alex McLean and Sierra Frith, who were watching the scene Tuesday morning, said they had lived at 35 Bluff Road about a month ago and said they believed a woman in her 60s or 70s died in the fire. McLean said he felt a little uneasy, knowing how close they had lived to the scene. Hinds said this is the first case of this kind he has seen since he started working in the city in 1981. He said there hadn’t been a fire fatality in the city since 2009. The Bath, West Bath and Brunswick fire departments provided fire support, Hinds said, and Bath, Brunswick and Phippsburg provided rescue apparatus.


Board member Joy Prescott abstained from voting on the observation policy, which passed 7-0. She said her concern is that “there is not a distinction between what is a visit to the classroom and what is a formal observation policy.” Under the new policy, classroom observations must be arranged 48 hours in advance and “will be limited to one time per month for no more than 60 minutes per visit.” In addition, a school principal “reserves the right to decline any request,” although the superintendent can override the decision. Thompson, who sits on the policy committee, said “if there’s a huge uproar with the policy, then we can come back and revisit it.” Melodie Huston, a parent of a thirdgrade student at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, said the policy “unfairly targets parents in the special needs community.” “In some ways it’s a non-issue,” Huston said after the meeting. “They made this policy because they lead you to believe like they’ve been inundated with (classroom observation) requests.”

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to McCausland. Hooper returned home after the explosion to find the building in rubble, was overcome and transported to a hospital. He was released later Tuesday, McCausland reported. Betty’s Homestyle Cooking at 162 Front St. is collecting money and clothes for Hooper. McCausland said three nearby neighbors were “slightly injured in the explosion aftermath.” Donald Carman, who lives just up the street from where the explosion took place, said he heard the explosion, which he compared to a landmine going off, and saw debris falling from the sky. “It was incredibly loud,” Carman said.

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reviewed by the committee on March 4. The current annual budget for the Topsham-Harpswell-Bowdoin-Bowdoinham district is $33.4 million. Included in the $300,000 increase are raises for support staff and administrators – $75,000 and $50,000, respectively – according to SAD 75 Superintendent Brad Smith. Negotiations with teachers have just begun, he said, noting that those salaries increased $293,000 this year. “That’s a ballpark of how that could still be added to the maintenance of effort budget,” Smith said. A new phase of the Maine Learning

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DuPree of Freeport, with help from several Bath Iron Works employees. That work brought the house “to the point where we don’t feel it’s in danger of collapsing,” Davis said Monday. “So we ... withdrew our request ... for a court order ordering them to leave.” Repairs included patching a hole in the roof and blocking and shoring underneath the building, he said. DuPree said he was trying to buy the Orchards some time to look for an apart-

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Technology Initiative, which leases laptop computers to the schools, is another unknown added cost. Among other expected increases are approximately $10,000 in motor fuels and $15,000 in property insurance. The district can also expect some budget reductions, such as an approximately $64,000 decrease in debt and about $60,000 in electrical utility costs. The impact from Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed shift in teacher retirement funding is also uncertain. While the state and employees now contribute to that funding, LePage is calling for school districts to pick up about half the state’s share, Smith said, with an estimated $250,000 to $300,000 that could be shifted to SAD 75.

“It relieves the state of some of their financial burden for that, but it simply transfers that onto the schools,” he said. SAD 75 is also looking to add one or two librarians to its district staff. A vacant library position has been unfilled this year while the district conducted a library study, Smith said. SAD 75 currently has two librarians serving seven schools. Smith said he plans to recommend to the Finance Committee and School Board that a school resource officer be restored, to serve mainly at Mt. Ararat High School and as needed at Mt. Ararat Middle School. He said he considers the position, which was discontinued, to be a high priority. SAD 75 could experience an approxi-

mately 40-student decline in enrollment, which would also affect the revenue it receives from the state. The district’s finance director, Steve Dyer, projected a loss of state revenue of more than $650,000. The impact on enrollment from charter schools, including the recently approved Harpswell Coastal Academy, is also unknown. Public budget forums are to be held in March and April, with formal School Board budget approval planned for the panel’s April 25 meeting. The spending plan will then undergo two public votes: at a May 25 district budget meeting, and a June 11 budget validation referendum.

ment. “They were between the rock, on the one hand – their collapsing house – and a hard place, not being able to find affordable housing,” he said. Davis said he and City Solicitor Roger Therriault would now talk with City Manager Bill Giroux and the City Council “about whether we need to be involved with this any further; I’m thinking we won’t.” The City Council ruled 7-1 on Dec. 5, 2012, that the Orchards’ home was dangerous. Davis posted the house later that month, and told the Orchards they would be in violation of the city code if they chose to live there after that point. He had

deemed the building dangerous after he inspected it with a structural engineer last September. Davis said the City Council may now have to rescind its dangerous building declaration. Therriault had yet to talk with the engineer about whether the repairs were adequate to prevent the building from becoming dangerous again in the future. “We’re very happy that they can stay there,” Davis said. The Orchards late last year did not believe repair of the dilapidated 1920 house was an option. They looked into moving to

a partially subsidized one-bedroom apartment on Bluff Road. Yvonne Orchard, 55, who lives at the house with husband Alan Orchard, an 81-year-old former carpenter, said Monday that they turned down the Bluff Road option, but are still looking for other housing. In the meantime, “we’re going to stay (on Windjammer Way) for a little while,” she said. The Orchards are “very glad” about the outcome of Monday’s day hearing, she said. “Now we can relax.”

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Area residents make deans’ lists Bath University of Maine: Kristen Shirley, Seth Smith, Kai Whitehead. University of Vermont: Berkeley S. Heath. Brunswick St. Lawrence University: Sean M. McGuire. University of Maine: Colin Audette, Blake Bodwell, Mara Bonsaint, Emily Bryant, Michael Choiniere, James-Russell Davey, Rashon Edgerton, Erin Eldridge, Megan Elliott, Dana Freshley, Joseph Fricks, Stephanie Hill, Kristen Hunter, Justin Libby, Michelle Moeller, Hillary Morin, Ashley Paulette, Caroline Reno, Emily Roy, Whitney Salvail, Victoria Schuyler, Leslie Sharkey, Valerie Smith, Hannah Sprague, Olivia Tetu, Thomas Watson. University of Vermont: Corinne C. O’Connor, Marshall T. Shepherd. University of New Hampshire: Siri Cope, Matthew Kasabian, Dana Merrill, Audrey Petteruti.

Harpswell University of Maine: Jamie Merriam, Amy Wyman. Topsham University of Maine: Kellen Bonnar, Courtney Burne, Michael FitzGerald, Linda Fogg, Alexandra Hauser, Robert Herrick, Krislyn Hyatt, Evan McDuff, Ariel McNett, Ian Messier, Anne Obery, Matthew Pelletier, Haley Poston, Kate Spies, Alexandra White.

Bath resident named honor scholar Cletus Jacobs, of Bath, was recently named a Cowles Honor Scholar at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. A senior, Jacobs received the honor at a celebration with 72 other students.

Brunswick Junior High School honor roll Grade 8 Faith Allen Harris, Jared Ambs, Keegan Arnold, Jessica Ashby, Stephen Backman, Savannah Baker, Heather Barry, Brooke Barter, Morgan Bateman, Nathan Benoit, William Black, Kyle Blake, Isaac Boll, Sophia Borie, Carlyle Boyle, Caleb Braddick, Madeline Brescia, Destiny Bromiley, Isaiah Buckingham, Charats Burch, Alexandra Burns, Anna Callahan, Aaron Carlton, Roy Chen, Melissa Clough, Caleb Cost, Emily Cowan, Olivia Crooker, Jesse Devereaux, Margaret Dickinson, Mathew Doehring, Joshua Dorr, Elena Dugal, Andrew DuRoss, Allison Eck, Logan Engstrom, Hannah Escoe, Luke Estabrook, Sarah Ferdinand, Bailey Fike, Connor Flotten, Aaron Gary, Nelson Gay, Christian Glover, Cameron



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calf, Trevor Milbourn, Megan Morse, Elliott Nagler, Cameron Niven, Elias Pantaz, Isabella Pols, RyLee Ramsey, Caleb Rand, Mariah Richards, Anna Rider, Kaitlyn Ridley, Kayla Rose, Andrew Samson, Taylor Santaguida, Thomas Santaguida, Alexander Small, Cassandra Smith, Quinn Solberg, Thomas Steinman, William Stevens, Frances Stuart, Vincent Sullivan, Lee Taylor, Kyra Teboe, Adam Thacker, Madison Thompson, Autumn Thoits, Trinity Turcotte, Jeremy Vuong, Baili Weisheit, Eliza Jane Wild, India Wilson, Elina Woolever Grade 6 Jaden Adams, Haley Alexander, Mikaela Aschbrenner, Jillian Andrews, Cameron Ashby, Madison Bailey, Rae Bamberger, Zoe Battle, Jacob Belanger, Sarah Belling Oliver Bird, Ethan Boll, Clementine Boone,Donald Bromiley, Jenna Brooks, Lydia Brown, Andrew Burns, William Callahan, Kambria Carlile, Anna Carpenter, Jeneah Carter, Camden Chasse, Phoebe Churney, Anthony Cilea, Amanda Cloutier, Aidan Confer, Maria Corey, Erin Coughlin, Abree Cox, Noah Cox, Isabella Cunningham, Nathaniel Curtis, Cameron Daly, Nicholas DaRosa, Mattigan Donovan, Benjamin Donsbach, Jacob Doring, Emma Dorr, Ryan Duffy, Dayna DuRoss, Parker Eckert, Michael Eno, Alexander Ewert, Ashley Farmer, Breonna Feeney, Delaina Ferrell, Logan Gillis, Jillian Giunti, Kellie Giunti, Aiden Glover, Hannah Goldstein, Noah Greene, Marley Groat, Neil Hansaria, Ainsley Harrower, Katherine Hartnett, Joshua Hilton, Calla Hladky, Thalia Jackson, Rachel Johnson, Abe Katz, Sophia Katz, Chloe Kilborn, Lily Kimball Watras, Elinore Kosak , Anna Kousky, Elizabeth Labbe, Mariah Labrie, Evan Laffely, Abigail Lentz, Nolan Lyne, Daniel Lyons, Faven MacInnis, Charlotte MacMillan, Francisco Manzanero-Lopez, Michael McCrum, Jeremiah McNeill, Thomas Merrill, Cheyenne Moore, Alexandra Morse, Kian Murray, Tyler Nadeau, Emma Nickerson, Abigail Parke, Emma Parke, Hunter Parker, Shivam Patel, Harriet Peabody, Aidan Perkinson, Hannah Perreault, Alan Poulin, Rachel Poulton, Sarah Poutree, Katelyn PrattJellison, Nursultan Rosen, Eliza Rudalevige, Kayla Ruona, Rian Sachs, Rayna Sage, Tasha Schneiderat, Leilah Serra, Samuel Sharpe, Connor Shaw, Hope Shepherd, Bridget Smith, Gage Somerville, Jack St. Pierre, Emily Staples, Benjamin Stevens, Christian Stoll, Shea Sullivan, Disiree Tanner, Emmet Taub, Samuel Tebbutt, Christopher Tucker, Sararose Willey, Garrett Woodruff, Matthew Yost, Cheyenne Yslava


Cumberland Mini-Estate


250 Harris Road Cumberland

• land • homes • rentals • commercial • summer property

$459,000 3070 sq. ft. 3.98 acres 3 beds & bonus suite 3.5 baths

ORR’S ISLAND ~ This classic New Englander is located on a dead-end road, in a quiet fishing village, on Orr’s Island. Enjoy the picturesque ocean views into Lowell’s Cove and walk to local beaches, library & restaurants. Make this your year-round home or island get-a-way. $249,900

Rob Williams Real Estate

Bailey Island, ME 04003 207-833-5078

Just 12 minutes to the heart of Portland via gated private access road on the Falmouth line, this home offers privacy and beautiful details. Light fills the granite, stainless and hickory kitchen from double skylights, while the open floor plan continues through a sun-filled first floor to a living room with inlaid cherry floors and wood burning fireplace with built-in bookshelves and cabinets on either side. The library features a full wall of built-in shelves accented

by crown molding. The dining room is entered from the kitchen through a wall of leaded glass. A spacious private master suite awaits on the second floor, with custom walkin closet and tiled master bath. Two additional rooms and another full bath complete this upper floor. Private entry suite over the garage offers French doors, oversize skylights, central ac and bath with shower. Shown by appointment: 776-8242 • Brokers welcome


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Trusted Experience for over 38 years! 878-7770 or 1-800-370-5222

11 Under Par Drive, Phippsburg

12 Otter Trace, Brunswick

19 Westwind Drive, Topsham

Peaceful tranquility overlooking the fairways at Sebasco. Open, sunny fl plan w/ 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Picture perfect cottage w/ nearby amenities

To be built craftsman style abode, all on one floor w/ custom details. Located on a 2.5 AC lot just outside of town and abutting conservation land.

This very spacious colonial is set on a sunny, 2.9 AC lot w/ great curb appeal. Grand living areas, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 Car garage, large yard, pool & gazebo.




207-729-1863 • 240 Maine Street Brunswick, ME 04011

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