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Vol. 7, No. 15
News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell
Dearth of rescue vols has Harpswell eyeing privatization By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — Joyce Thomas does not remember fondly a time last year when there were no emergency medical technicians available in Harpswell Neck for a 911 call.
Businesses in Bath may get help with directions By Alex Lear BATH — In response to requests from business owners, the City Council is considering revising rules that regulate downtown business directory signs. The signs, which would be placed at the intersections of Front and Centre streets and Front and Elm streets, would direct people to specific businesses in parts of downtown that they might otherwise miss. Councilors held a workshop Wednesday, and City Manager Bill Giroux said afterwards that new language will be brought to the council next month pertaining to the specific directory signs at the two locations. A directory sign with a map of the city now stands outside City Hall at the corner of Front and Centre streets. Jane Morse of the Sagadahock Real Estate Association, which owns multiple downtown buildings and leases space to merchants, suggested during the workshop that a new sign be placed on the other side of the street. She said such a sign “would show people ... there’s a great store down on Centre Street that sells flowers, or medical equipment, or whatever people are looking for.” Code Enforcement Officer Scott Davis said the city’s ordinances currently prohibit off-premise signs, “so you can’t put a sign somewhere off your property advertising your store, See page 27
Aging population means greater need for services
It was during the day, and like many of Harpswell’s volunteer EMTs, she was out of town. When no one answered their radios, the call was redirected to
Brunswick, which sent an ambulance down the Neck right away. Thomas, who is the Harpswell Neck rescue chief, didn’t want to discuss details of the medical
emergency because doing so may have identified the patient. But one thing about the event was clear: it bothered her, a lot. “It’s frustrating,” she said.
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Brunswick parents hope to keep Jordan Acres school open
Roger S. Duncan / For The Forecaster
Capt. Roger Dionne of the Brunswick Fire Department hauls hoses towards the blazing entrance of 18 Oak St. in Brunswick on April 8. No one was hurt, but the fire spread quickly and consumed nearly the entire building in minutes. Story, more photos, Page 2.
By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Residents are mounting a campaign to avoid the temporary closing of Jordan Acres Elmentary School. More than 75 people have joined a Facebook group called “Save Jordan Acres Elementary.” The group was created over the weekend by Jonathan Crimmins, a parent of a Jordan Acres first-grader, who said he was frustrated by Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski’s proposal to close the school next year and shift its students to Coffin and Harriet Beecher Stowe elementary schools. “Jordan Acres was the place we wanted to send our kids,” said Crimmins, who also attended the school as a child. He said he believes there are better ways to save money than by closing the school, which he called “consistently one of the better schools in Brunswick.” Other residents seem to agree. “I will do what I can to save this school and these teachers jobs!!!” Sheri Howe posted on the group’s Facebook page.
“This is THE best elementary school in Brunswick – and they want to close it!? Doesnt make any sense!” After learning of the school closure proposal at last week’s budget workshop, Crimmins said it was “evident that this proposal has already essentially been voted upon.” “Even though it was a proposal, several of the board members had known about this prior, and it had been a given that this would happen,” he said. He said he wished Jordan Acres parents had been informed of the proposal before the School Board meeting. When asked how he would propose coming up with the more than $1 million in savings that would result from closing the school for a year, Crimmins didn’t have any specific ideas, although he is soliciting them on Facebook. In the meantime, he encouraged the board to “take a step back and see if there are other options.” But Perzanoski said he has See page 19
RSU 1 hires Topsham educator as superintendent of schools Shuttleworth opts out of retirement for Camden-Rockport job
By Alex Lear BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday evening to hire Patrick Manuel as the district’s new superintendent. The same day, departing Super-
intendent William Shuttleworth announced he will become school chief for the Camden-Rockport area schools of the Five Town Community School District and School Administrative District 28. Manuel is currently assistant super-
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intendent of Regional School Unit 21, which includes Arundel, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. The Topsham resident will replace Shuttleworth in RSU 1 on July 1. See page 19
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April 15, 2011
19 homeless in Brunswick after fire blamed on electrical problem By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — An electrical problem is being blamed for a fire that severely damaged a six-unit apartment building on Oak Street on April 8. The blaze, which required response from eight fire departments, left 19 people homeless. Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant said the extra firefighting help was necessary because of the size and older design of the three-story building. “We needed three ladder trucks, and were pumping off more than one hydrant,” he said. His department received the first of many calls at 3:40 p.m. Two minutes later, the first units arrived to find fire in all three floors of the building, plus the attic. The fire was concentrated in the back, overlooking an empty lot on Mill Street, and it burned up the siding, out the windows and through the roof. Brillant said some of the building’s tenants were still inside when firefighters arrived, but they were promptly evacuated. “No one had to be rescued,” he said. There were no serious injuries, although one couple and a young child were transported to Parkview Hospital for smoke inhalation. No other buildings were affected, Brillant said, although firefighters did evacuate a neighboring apartment building because they initially feared the fire could spread next door. Crowds gathered on Oak and Mill streets to watch firefighters battle the flames. Departments from Brunswick Naval Air Station, Bath, West Bath, Topsham, Freeport, Durham, Lisbon Falls and Orr’s and Bailey islands assisted. The last fire units left the scene around 8:30 p.m., but Brillant said the fire was mostly extinguished by 6 p.m. The state fire marshal determined that the blaze was caused by an electrical problem within the walls of the building. Brillant said because the house was “balloon-
Oak Street in Brunswick after firefighters get the blaze under control.
Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
Using Freeport’s ladder truck, foreground, and Brunswick’s tower truck, firefighters get into position to attack the flames on the roof of the structure.
Damage to the apartment house is obvious in the back of the building
framed,” a style common in many older houses, there were spaces between the walls that ran from the first floor up to the attic. This allowed the fire to spread quickly. The Red Cross also responded to the fire, and pro-
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Renys plans August opening for Topsham store By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — On the heels of opening in Portland this week, R.H. Reny revealed plans to open a department store in Topsham in August. Company President John Reny said Tuesday that Renys will rent the former Village Candle space at the Topsham Fair Mall. The store will be more than 30,000
square feet. With the opening of the Congress Street store in Portland on Thursday, Reny acknowledged that “we’ve got an awful lot on our plate, but the opportunity arose, and you’ve got to strike while the iron’s hot.” He said the company was attracted to Topsham because it’s “a very busy place.”
Reny said this will be the first time the company has opened two stores in the same year. His father opened the first store in Damariscotta in 1949; Topsham will be the company’s 16th. “We are extremely excited to welcome Renys to Topsham,” John Shattuck, the town’s director of economic and community development, said Wednesday.
“We think it’s going to kick off a nice little resurgence ... for the mall.” Renys will occupy only part of the Topsham building. “There are other things in the works for the rest of that building, and we think they’ll be exciting, too,” Shattuck said. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
Brunswick adopts PACE, Willow Grove hydrants, parking lot lease By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — The town this week became the 62nd in Maine to adopt an ordinance that gives residents access to loans for home weatherization improvements. Freeport, Topsham and Bath have already signed on to the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, which is run by Efficiency Maine and allows Mainers to borrow money for energy efficiency improvements. In order to access the loans, homeowners must first have a home energy audit. Then, they must qualify for a loan from Efficiency Maine. In order to qualify, a homeowner must have a debt-to-income ratio of less than 45 percent, have no outstanding liens, and not take out a loan worth more than the value of their house, among other requirements. Finally, the owner can select a contractor to do the modifications, and apply for funding from Efficiency Maine. The loans offer a 15-year repayment schedule, a 4.99 percent fixed interest rate, and can be transferred upon property sale. Councilor Ben Tucker recommended the town pass the PACE ordinance to stay competitive with its neighbors. “It will also be one more thing to attract people to move to Brunswick,” he said. Only Councilor Gerald Favreau opposed the ordinance. He expressed concern that the town would get stuck with responsibility for the loans if Efficiency Maine cancels the program. But Councilor Benet Pols pointed out that the text of the PACE ordinance makes clear that the town will not be responsible for those loans.
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Town Manager Gary Brown said the staff recommendation was to reject the proposal. “It’s bad public policy for us to be accepting responsibilities on roads that are not owned by the town of Brunswick,” he said. Brown said there would be an “insignificant” increase to the town’s fire suppression fee if the town took responsibility for the hydrants. He said the bigger cost would be shoveling out the hydrants in the winter. But many councilors said their opinions changed after hearing from Greene. “I’m convinced this is a pretty unique situation,” Tucker said. “If another developer came in front of us with a different situation than Willow Grove, I would probably say no.” Councilors decided to accept the hydrants, with Favreau and Councilor John Perreault opposed, but not before working language into the motion making clear that Willow Grove is unique and the council would not necessarily vote the same way on other developments.
the summer. Brown said it is the town’s responsibility to provide parking for railroad passengers, not the responsibility of the developer of Maine Street Station, JHR Development. A parking lot off Cedar Street, where
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Willow Grove Councilors also accepted the Willow Grove subdivision’s seven fire hydrants into the town system. The hydrants had been owned and maintained by resident association fees. Many Willow Grove residents showed up at the council meeting in support of the issue. They argued that the hydrants should be owned by the town because the water pipes beneath the development’s roads are part of the Brunswick Topsham Water District, unlike many other developments, where the water pipes are private. “You will not be setting a precedent, Willow Grove is unique,” Thomas Greene said. But councilors suggested that accepting the hydrants would pave the way for other private hydrants to become public, notably those serving housing at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, where water infrastructure is now owned by the Mid-Coast Regional Redevelopment Authority.
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Felting, foraging and forestry Mid-Coast residents start a school for traditional skills
By Emily Guerin BOWDOINHAM — Hand-made donuts are stacked in glass jars on the counter. The kitchen serves up maple syrup from Poppa’s Sugar Shack right in
town. And flower bulbs grown by a local woman are for sale. The Town Landing restaurant is an ideal setting to interview the co-founders of a new traditional-skills school. Local, hand-made products will be the focus of the Longbranch School, said co-founders John Favreau, of Topsham, and Nanette Giacoma and Peter Feeny, of Bowdoinham.
Their proposed curriculum encompasses topics from woodworking to traditional music, forestry to farming. Tentative classes include fundamentals of straw bale construction, designing and planting an herb garden, cooking with the seasons and making your own soap. The school will be based in a small brick building just up the street from the Town Landing, in the center of Bow-
doinham. Instructors will teach classes upstairs, or in a wood shop across the street, and will sell their goods in a retail shop on the first floor. Local farmers will also be able to sell their produce. Favreau and Giacoma said they hope the abundance of craftspeople and farmers in the area will make the school successful. continued page 28
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use of physical restraint and locked seclusion. It would allow the practices only when there is imminent danger of injury and only when imposed by trained staff. The law would also require schools to notify parents after their children are restrained or secluded; outlaw mechanical restraints, such as strapping children to chairs, and prohibit restraints that restrict breathing.
By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — Federal legislation that would restrict the use of restraints and isolation on children in school was introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the senior Democrat on the Education and Workforce Committee, introduced the legislation, which would limit schools’
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“The whole (disability rights) network is thrilled about this,” Maine Disability Rights Center attorney Diane Smith said. “We’re really hoping it flies through this year.” A similar bill passed the House of Representatives in March 2010, but was never taken up by the U.S. Senate. Both of Maine’s representatives, Democrats Chellie Pingree and Michael Michaud, voted for the legislation. International disability rights organization TASH (formerly The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) released a report last week, called “The Cost of Waiting.” It highlights dozens of instances of improper restraint and seclusion in schools across the country in the time since the first bill was passed. The report included The Forecaster’s report of restraint used on three special education students in the Scarborough school system, as well as dozens of other media reports of restraints and seclusions across the country. “We must provide children in all states equal protection from these dangerous
techniques, and create a cultural shift toward preventative, positive intervention strategies backed by research,” the report states. “Teachers require the knowledge, training, tools and support to protect themselves and their students by preventing problem behaviors and maintaining a positive and healthy educational environment.” The Forecaster’s investigation turned up nearly 100 restraints used on three children, and found that, despite letters issued to all of the state’s school districts by the Maine Department of Education, none of the schools in the investigation had updated their policies to reflect prohibitions on “airway-restrictive restraint,” specifically prone restraint. Those policies have since been updated to show the prohibition and require a nurse to examine a child after a restraint. The proposed federal law would make that prohibition federal law, rather than a DOE rule. Currently, the DOE is reviewing its restraint and seclusion rules with a work group comprised of disability rights advocacy groups, teachers, administrators and parents. continued page 19
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Discussion of CMP ‘smart’ meters planned in Topsham By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — A briefing on Central Maine Power Co.’s wireless “smart” electric meters is planned for the May 19 Board of Selectmen meeting. Town Manager Cornell Knight reported at the board’s April 7 meeting that installation of the meters is scheduled to start in the Brunswick service area around the beginning of June. Selectman Donald Russell said it would be “prudent” for CMP to attend a board meeting. “If we don’t go right up front and explain it and have it explained, what it’s all about, then we’re going to have
questions upon questions,” as has happened in other parts of the state, he said.
Town Meeting Town Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18. The Board will hold a public hearing Thursday, April 21, to place items on the warrant. An item discussed last week that will be included in that hearing is the proposed Topsham Community Fund ordinance. The ordinance, which would replace the Quality of Life ordinance, would establish a fund to help the town develop its financial capacity to make community investments.
John Shattuck, director of economic and community development, said the Quality of Life ordinance was enacted “with great intentions and goals,” but has been funded by Town Meeting in recent years. He said the current ordinance provides an inflexible formula for determining the amount of funding each year, and that it does not subject that amount of funding to the typical review process by the town manager, Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee. The replacement ordinance would require that review process and would also establish a funding recommenda-
tion “based on the projects that an annual plan will propose for being done, rather than just a simple arithmetic formula.” The non-lapsing fund would be used for investments in areas such as recreation, social services, arts, history, parks, conservation, natural resources and environmental stewardship. The funds can be used to leverage funding from sources outside the municipality. The April 21 Board of Selectmen meeting will take place at the Topsham Municipal Building at 7 p.m. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
Lawmakers table ‘smart’ meter opt-out, kill moratorium
By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — A bill that would require Central Maine Power Co. to allow customers to opt out of new “smart” electrical meters was derailed Monday by a legislative committee. The House Energy and Utilities Committee unanimously voted to table the bill, introduced by Rep. Heather Sirocki, RScarborough, which would offer customers the ability to opt out of having the wireless meters installed on their home or business. The committee killed another bill, introduced by Sen. Larry Bliss, D-South Portland, that would have put a one-year moratorium on installation of the meters until more safety testing could be done. “I think that was the appropriate thing for them to do,” said Eric Bryant, a lead attorney for the Maine Office of the Public Advocate. The decision comes as the Maine Public Utilities Commission is poised to make its own decision about opt-outs, after seven complaints were filed with the agency, many of which specifically requested a way out of the program. Last week, in a decision on one of the complaints, the PUC declined to reconsider its previous position that it will not investigate whether the meters pose a health threat. “We think the comments from representatives of the PUC and the Office of Public Advocate made a big impact on the legislators,” CMP spokesman John Carroll said Tuesday in a prepared statement. “The PUC staff helped them understand this is a highly technical issue, especially in regards to the
possible costs of the redundant systems for customers who opt out.” Bryant said it was customary for the Energy and Utilities Committee to table bills that directly relate to issues being debated before the PUC, because the PUC has the expertise to rule on what can be highly technical matters. “We wanted them to table it until after the PUC’s decision,” lead PUC complainant Elisa Boxer-Cook of Scarborough said. “It’s been our position all along that we’re making great progress with the PUC. I trust that the PUC will grant the opt-outs.” Confidential settlement agreements between CMP and some of the PUC complain-
ants broke down April 8. Now the issues will be debated in an open forum before the PUC, which will ultimately decide whether to force CMP to offer customers the option of a traditional, hard-wired meter. “While the process was productive to a degree, the discussions were not successful in resolving all differences among the parties. We have ended our discussions by mutual agreement,” Carroll said. Boxer-Cook said she was surprised the settlement discussions broke down, but that she was confident the PUC was listening carefully to the complainants’ concerns. At least 5,000 people have already requested to opt out of the meters, which have
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been installed on more than 150,000 homes and businesses in Maine. The wireless meters, which are part of CMP’s plan to create a “smart” grid network that would give customers the ability to monitor their electricity use in real time, have come under fire by citizen groups who question their safety and cybersecurity. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.
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Improvements incremental for Maine bail system Last in a series, “Maine’s bail system: a 19th century holdover,” by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. By John Christie, Naomi Schalit, Mary Helen Miller and Emily Guerin Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget restores to the state judicial system a position that in the past has helped to improve the hiring and training of the state bail commissioners. According to Leigh Saufley, chief justice of Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the governor has agreed to fund a criminal process manager, a position left vacant by the Baldacci administration since January 2010. The funding is subject to the approval of the Legislature. The salary range is $47,000 to $61,500 and the job requires a law degree. After the previous criminal process manager left the position, the selection and training of bail commissioners became the responsibility of the deputy chief judge of the district courts, Robert Mullen, who also has bench and administrative duties. Referring to the governor’s decision as “a piece of good news,” Saufley said filling the position will “improve training and oversight for the bail commissioner system.” Bail commissioners are appointed, trained and supervised by the state’s judiciary. “What you’ve heard very consistently – (bail commissioners) are independent contractors, legislatively created, a small amount of oversight from judicial branch and no resources to do it – that part hasn’t changed,” Saufley said, even after a 2005 state-commissioned study cited the system’s problems.
The state’s budget problems limit making the needed improvements, Saufley said: “Improvements in a system that has very few resources are always incremental.” She also said she was “heartened” to hear that Mark Westrum, the administrator of Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset, has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for a pilot program that could improve the decision-making process when bail is set. In conjunction with the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine and Volunteers of America, Westrum, a former sheriff, will develop a “risk assessment instrument” to improve the amount and quality of information bail commissioners have when setting bail. As part of the intake process at the Lincoln-Sagadahoc County jail, Volunteers of America caseworkers will do a thorough interview of defendants and plug that information into a computer program that calculates flight risk and threat to community safety. The bail commissioner will have access to those calculations when setting bail. The program is being developed specifically for the Lincoln-Sagadahoc County jail, but Westrum hopes it will eventually be adopted by jails around the state.
‘Rogue’ commissioners In Maine, bail is usually not set by a judge or court clerk, as it is in most states. Instead, except in major crimes such as murder, Maine relies on bail commissioners, a position created by the Legislature in the late 19th century. Bail commissioners are not court employees and they are are not required to
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be certified, pass a test or have any educational credentials except for attending a one-day training session. Walter McKee, one of the state’s top criminal defense lawyers, has a problem with the state’s archaic bail system that he illustrated with one of his own cases. “I had a client in Penobscot County, a university student that was charged with sending threatening text messages. No prior record whatsoever, 19 years old, wonderful family,” McKee recalled. At the time of the arrest, the charge was a misdemeanor, a minor transgression often not punishable by jail time. Given the defendant’s clean past and the nature of the offense, McKee said he would have expected his client to be released on unsecured bail – released from custody without paying any cash up front, with an amount set that he would have to pay if he failed to show up for court. The call on whether McKee’s client would get to go home or come up with a large cash bail on the spot was in the hands of one the state’s 100-plus bail commissioners. Anyone setting bail – a judge or a bail commissioner – is required to abide by the U. S. Constitution, which says a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent. That means that bail should not be used to try to keep the person incarcerated until their trial unless there is reason to believe the defendant either will flee or is a risk to public safety. McKee said there was no reason to believe his client would not show up for trial, nor, given he had no record and the level of the alleged crime, was there a risk to public safety. “If you poll 30 bail commissioners, they’d all all say this is an unsecured bail situation every day of the week,” said McKee, who is the former president of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a former Maine National Guard lawyer, known as a JAG. Instead, the bail commissioner on call that Saturday night set $5,000 cash bail, meaning the 19-year-old would have to come up with that much cash or he would be spending the weekend in jail with hope a judge would reduce his bail when court was next in session. “This bail commissioner, for whatever reason,” McKee said, “decided this was, quote, ‘a serious offense,’ even though it was only ticketed as a misdemeanor.” McKee said, “If this person didn’t have some incredible resources or luck of the draw, that the family knew somebody who could cobble together some money, they would have been sitting there in jail at least until Monday or maybe even Tuesday.” The defendant was eventually convicted, but was not sentenced to any jail time, which McKee said demonstrates a judge – unlike the minimally trained commissioner – recognized his client was not a risk. “I think what we’ve seen,” McKee said, “is a number of, for lack of a better term, rogue bail commissioners that will set bail at unreasonably high amounts for low-end crimes that wreaks havoc on a defendant.” McKee, a partner on the Augusta firm Lipman, Katz & McKee, said bail commissioners should be instructed to grant “a significant presumption for anyone who has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of an unsecured bond.” In that instance, defendants with minor
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charges and good records would not be jailed for lack of a cash bail.
Plug a hole If a defendant or his attorney feels the bail set by a bail commissioner is improper, they can ask a judge to reset the bail. But judges only hear bail cases three days a week in Maine: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A person arrested on Friday who could not pay the cash bail, for example, would be in jail until Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday) before a judge could consider their bail. Robert Ruffner, a former prosecutor who is now a criminal defense lawyer in Portland, said that’s too long to wait for the sole reason that you don’t have the few hundred dollars or more to pay the bail. Ruffner said it would be better if the courts could handle these cases Monday through Friday. The current system, he said, places too much responsibility on “lay people,” although he said some have years of experience. “The problem with the use of the bail commissioners is they’re being asked to plug a hole that they were never asked to do” because the courts are not funded well enough to do the job themselves. Judge Mullen said the only way to conduct bail hearings every day would be to add judges and courtrooms “or not to do something else that we are doing now.” Faye Luppi, a former prosecutor and the current coordinator of the Violence Intervention Partnership, which works to prevent domestic violence, said despite improvements made over the past 10 years, the “biggest problem” is getting bail commissioners all of the relevant history about the defendant so the commissioners can make an informed decision. “There needs to be clarification whose responsibility it is to run the criminal history. Law enforcement? Dispatch? Jail intake?” she said. “How is the bail commissioner supposed to get the information at two o’clock in the morning when the jail calls him and says they need a bail set?” She said the solution doesn’t necessarily require more money, but everyone involved in the information-sharing needs to get together and “figure out whose responsibility it is to to do each of the steps in the chain of information.” Luppi will be on a panel at this year’s bail commissioner training in May and said she intends to bring up that issue at the time. Ruffner said there will likely not be any major attention to the problems from the Legislature “until something so spectacular happens in terms of someone languishing in jail because of some oversight. ... I don’t think that there’s the will to get the money to do it right, so I don’t think much is going to change.” The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a non-partisan, nonprofit journalism organization based in Hallowell. Naomi Schalit and John Christie are senior reporters; Emily Guerin, now a staff writer at The Forecaster, and Mary Helen Miller were interns with the center after graduating from Bowdoin College. The center can be reached at email@example.com and pinetreewatchdog.com.
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Maine’s phony pension crisis Plurality puts LePage in good company Several of your columnists and letter writers have recently emphasized that “62 percent of the electorate didn’t vote for (Gov. LePage).” This “badge of rejection” is worn also by Presidents Lincoln (60.4 percent, 1860), Wilson (58.8 percent, 1912) and Clinton (57 percent, 1992). Political victory by a plurality, rather than a majority, usually serves to identify nothing more significant than an election with more than two candidates. Dr. Nicholas M. Nelson Topsham
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The Republican war on the poor is in full swing and their assault on the working class is heating up. Their goal is to cut government spending at all levels for social services, destroy unions, and privatize everything they think their corporate keepers can make a big buck on, things like Medicare and Medicaid. If it doesn’t make you want to throw a bagger overboard with the tea, you’re either stinking rich or you just don’t understand what’s in your The Universal own best interest. One of the chief justifications for all the havoc the GOP plans to wreak is the federal deficit, the Trojan Horse of the political right. And here in Maine, the right-wing extremist justification for trying to balance the state budget on the backs of teachers and public employees is the looming state penEdgar Allen Beem sion fund “crisis.” You may have read about it in these very pages in the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting series, “Pensions: The Next Budget Crisis.” In the-skyis-falling prose, the center described the unfunded actuarial liability of the state pension fund as a “time bomb” set to go off in 2028. Kaboom! Your pension, your retirement, your golden years, destroyed. But never fear. The Republicans-to-the-rescue will defuse that time bomb by cutting state pensions, raising the retirement age, and forcing public employees to contribute more to their pensions. Neat, huh? Well, folks, that 2028 D-Day is completely arbitrary and capricious. The date was set after state employees successfully sought a constitutional amendment in 1995 to mandate that the state fully fund the pension system over three decades, fearing the money wouldn’t be there when they retired. They did not, of course, reckon that a newly embolden Republican majority would one day use the deadline as an excuse to raid their pensions and destroy their unions. I read the five-part MCPIR series with increasing agitation and astonishment. When, I kept wondering, are they going to report that some knowledgeable people don’t think there is a pension crisis at all? Finally, way down in the weeds of the fourth installment, David Wakelin was quoted as saying, “These liabilities were built up over 40 or 50 years
and there’s no critical reason they need to be eliminated over the next 15 years.” Most of the people quoted in the pension series were politicians or policy wonks. David Wakelin is a pension attorney who served on the Retirement System Board of Trustees from 1988 to 2008. For my money, the MCPIR pension series should have quoted Wakelin much earlier and much more forcefully, but then that would have destroyed the urgency of their reporting. While State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin, a rich Republican also-ran for governor, barnstorms the state warning citizens about the state pension fund “monster” out there, Wakelin, one of the few people who knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the pension fund, has said, “That’s simply baloney, and they are scaring retirees.” In his March 4 testimony before the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriation and Financial Affairs, Wakelin explained the pension fund baloney: “I respectfully disagree with statements made to this committee by the governor and Treasurer Poliquin in two important respects: (1) Maine does not have a pension funding ‘crisis,’ and (2) it is not necessary to substantially reduce participant and retiree benefits to address this problem. The state has a problem that has existed for 40 to 50 years, which has been responsibly addressed by Republican, independent and Democratic governors over the last 20 years. In 1987, the system was only 26 percent funded (assets of approximately $1.0 billion and liabilities over $4.0 billion). Now, the system is over 70 percent funded. The unfunded actuarial liability today is far less than it was in 1987 in inflation-adjusted dollars.” Wakelin concluded that “a simple constitutional amendment can correct the problem.” A constitutional amendment created the artificial deadline and a new constitutional amendment can extended it or put it on a 20-year rolling average payment schedule. Oh, my gosh! We’ll never get it paid off! Our grandchildren will be paying our bills! Well, look, Chicken Little, we paid our grandparents’ World War II bills. The United States never retires its debt. General Motors never retires its debt. And there’s no reason Maine needs to do so in a way that threatens social services and public employees. It’s a simple fix. Don’t allow Gov. Paul LePage and his cronies to use a phony state pension fund crisis as a weapon in their war on the poor and working class. 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/85893
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4/5 at 6:52 p.m. Debra Hatch, 55, of Washington Street, was arrested on two warrants and issued a summons on a charge of theft. 4/7 Dean Daigle, 44, of Auburn, was arrested by Detective James Montz on a charge of theft. 4/9 at 5 a.m. Ian Landry, 26, of Washington Street, was arrested by Officer Mike Lever on charges of burglary and theft.
a charge of theft. 4/6 Susanne Mains, 28, of Tarbox Street, was issued a summons by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of operating with a suspended license. 4/7 Rebecca Stead, 35, of Middle Road, Woolwich, was issued a summons by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of failure to register a motor vehicle in more than 150 days. 4/8 Jacob Harrington, 18, of Harpswell Road, Brunswick, was issued a summons by Officer Brett McIntire on a charge of criminal mischief. 4/8 Victoria Lowe, 18, of Central Avenue, was issued a summons by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of shoplifting. 4/9 Aimee Rice, 32, of Woolwich, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on a charge of failure to register a motor vehicle in more than 150 days. 4/9 Robert Faukner, 22, of Bluff Road, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on a charge of attaching false plates.
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4/9 at 4:02 a.m. Officer Mike Lever responded to the report of a burglary at a York Street residence. A window to the left of the front door had been smashed to gain entry, and a jewelry box containing miscellaneous jewelry was reportedly stolen. A K9 search led to the Washington Street home of Ian Landry, 26, allegedly the ex-boyfriend of the victim. Lever arrested him on charges of burglary and theft.
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Fire calls 4/4 at 5:10 p.m. Smoke check on North Street. 4/7 at 8:22 a.m. Motor vehicle accident at Morse High School. 4/7 at 3:50 p.m. Structure fire in West Bath. 4/8 at 3:47 p.m. Structure fire in Brunswick. 4/8 at 5:10 p.m. Fuel spill at High Street and Western Avenue. 4/10 at 2:06 p.m. Woods fire on Sheridan Road.
EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 30 calls from April 4-10.
Brunswick Arrests 4/5 at 2:16 p.m. Steven B. Pinette, 49, no address given, was arrested on a warrant. 4/6 at 11:29 a.m. Lucas Elwell, 30, of Cumberland Street, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and use of force. 4/7 at 8:56 a.m. Jennifer Lynn Doucette, 25, of Union Street, was arrested on a charge of theft by receiving stolen property. 4/7 at 10:45 p.m. Errol Flynn Staples, 26, of Main Street, Topsham, was arrested on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and unlawful possession of scheduled W drug. 4/7 at 10:09 p.m. Arthur R. Douvielle, 45, of East Dixfield, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and operating while license suspended or revoked. 4/8 at 1:57 a.m. Kyle Griffith Barclay, 22, of Summer Street, Bath, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. 4/9 at 11:22 p.m. Eric Harris, 19, of Shobe Avenue, was arrested on a warrant. 4/10 at 1:55 a.m. Jonathon Lee Vincent Hinote, 19, of Elwell Lane, was arrested on a warrant and also on charges of violating conditions of release and being a fugitive from justice.
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4/8 at 12:12 a.m. Jillian M. Savoy, 18, of Hennessey Ave, was issued a summons on a charge of minor possessing alcohol. 4/8 at 12:12 a.m. A 17-year-old girl was issued a summons on a charge of minor consuming alcohol.
Ghost father 4/5 at 4:59 p.m. A caller on Mill Street reported that a man in a dark jacket was banging on his window, asking for a ride across the river. He claimed his wife was having a baby and he needed to get back to her. Police searched the area, but couldn't find him. No one else saw the man, nor heard him banging.
4/6 at 12:01 a.m. Around midnight, a 30-yearold man showed up at Hannaford and asked to be let in. He reportedly said he was the night floor cleaner, so an employee opened the door. Shortly thereafter, the real night cleaner arrived, and employees discovered the first man was lying, but he refused to leave when asked. When police arrived, he started yelling at the officers, allegedly saying he only wanted a drink. Police escorted him out. At 11:29 a.m. the next morning, the man, Lucas Elwell, 30, was arrested on Potter Street on charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and use of force against a resident of 6 Potter St.
4/7 at 1:22 p.m. Medical emergency on Macmillan Drive. 4/9 at 7:26 a.m. Medical emergency on Garden Lane.
Brunswick emergency medical services responded to 35 calls for service from April 5-11.
There were no arrests or summonses reported from April 4-11.
4/4 at 4:41 p.m. Raymond Waldrop, 43, of Patricia Drive, was arrested by Detective Mark LaFountain on a charge of operating without a license. 4/7 at 5:05 p.m. Richard Houdlette, 46, of River Road, Richmond, was arrested by Officer Alfred Giusto on a charge of operating under the influence.
4/6 at 6:24 a.m. Michael Marquis, 32, of Winter Street, was issued a summons by Officer Peter Kaminski on a charge of operating with a suspended registration. 4/6 at 1:53 p.m. Jamielee Richardson, 21, of Maquoit Road, Brunswick, was issued a summons by Officer Randy Cook on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 4/7 A 16-year-old boy, of Bowdoin, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of assault. 4/7 at 11:05 p.m. Heather Pollock, 19, of Montello Street, Lewiston, was issued a summons by Officer Peter Kaminski on a charge of possession of a usable amount of marijuana. 4/7 at 11:05 p.m. Amanda Lamb, 20, of Lisbon Street, Lisbon, was issued a summons by Officer Peter Kaminski on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 4/7 at 11:05 p.m. Anthony Hathorn, 20, of Dunn Street, Auburn, was issued a summons by Officer Peter Kaminski on a charge of possession of a usable amount of marijuana. 4/8 at 6:55 p.m. Jason Gibbons, 35, of George Wright Road, Woolwich, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of failing to register a motor vehicle for more than 150 days. 4/10 at 7:52 p.m. Justin Coffin, 30, no town listed, was issued a summons by Reserve Officer Michael Carter on a charge of operating after suspension.
4/5 at 1:15 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Main Street. 4/6 at 6:41 p.m. Chimney fire on Meadow Cross Road. 4/7 at 4:12 p.m. Mutual aid to West Bath. 4/8 at 1:21 a.m. Flooded basement on Hemlock Drive. 4/9 at 7:13 p.m. Large tree branch on power lines on Cathance Road. 4/11 at 6:58 a.m. Fire alarm on Elm Street.
Topsham emergency medical services responded to 15 calls from April 4-11.
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Obituaries George R. Johnson, 82: Career Navyman BRUNSWICK — George Robert “Bob” Johnson, 82, died suddenly at home April 9. Born in Fort Fairfield, on Sept. 7, 1928, a son of Grover L. and Hildred Clark Johnson, he attended schools in Fort Fairfield and Presque Isle. On Oct. 24, 1945, he left school to enlist in the U.S. Navy and Johnson served 23 years, retiring as a senior chief petty officer. He was a personnelman in the Navy and served assignments in various locations during his career, including Jacksonville, Fla., Trinidad, B.W.I., Memphis, Tenn., San Diego, Calif., and at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. While stationed in Memphis, Tenn., he met and later married Alice Louise Hart on March 5, 1949. In 1999 their children hosted a 50th wedding anniversary celebration in Brunswick. During his service career, he was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and seven Good Conduct Awards. While on active duty and during retirement, he continued his education, eventu-
ally accumulating enough credits for an associate’s degree. Following his retirement from the Navy in 1969, he was employed by Auerbach Shoe Co. in Brunswick, and the Maine Department of Manpower Affairs, Unemployment Compensation Division, until he retired to care for his son, Cory Ross Johnson. He was a life member of the Brunswick Lodge of Elks Number 2043 and the American Legion Post 202, Topsham, and an active member of the Naval Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 156. His interests including reading, working out daily at the BNAS gym, traveling, playing card games and visiting with his children and grandchildren. He was a helpful and supportive husband whose family meant the world to him. He was predeceased by a son, Cory Ross Johnson, who died Aug. 26, 1988, a brother, Albert A. Johnson, and two sisters-in-law, Doris Johnson and Ruth Hart. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Alice Hart Johnson of Brunswick; two daughters, Connie Jo Seymour and husband Todd of Moretown Vt., Kimberly Jane Fien and husband Robert of Floyds Knobs, Ind., and four sons, Michael “J” Johnson and wife Debbie Madaris of
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Another strong weekend for Bowdoin With the weather warming up, the Bowdoin spring athletic teams continue to enjoy great success.
foe, 16-12, at Middlebury, Saturday, to drop to 8-2 on the year (4-2 in league play). The Polar Bears got four goals from Carolyn Gorajek and three from Katie Stewart, but it wasn’t enough, as they fell behind big early. Bowdoin goes to Wheaton Saturday and hosts Bates Wednesday.
Baseball The Polar Bears had an eventful weekend on the diamond, winning three of four games and turning a rare triple play. Saturday, Bowdoin split with Bates, losing the opener, 4-1, in eight innings, before triumphing, 14-9. In the victory, the Polar Bears turned the triple play then erupted on offense, rapping 17 hits. Matt Ruane had four of them, scoring three times, while driving in three runs. Jordan Edgett and Brendan Garner both finished with two hits, two runs scored and three RBI. Sunday, Bowdoin swept visiting Thomas College, 7-6 and 12-0. Edgett’s sixth inning RBI triple (scoring Ruane) put the Polar Bears ahead to stay in the opener. Joe Comizio had four hits and two RBI. Jay Louglin earned the win. In the nightcap, Evan Farley fanned 10 in a complete game shutout win, while Bowdoin again had 17 hits, highlighted by three apiece from Brett Gorman and Adam Marquit. Ruane was named the NESCAC Player of the Week after hitting .526 (10-for-19) with a .684 slugging mark. He scored eight times, drove in three runs, hit three doubles and walked once. The Polar Bears (13-6) host Trinity Friday and Saturday.
The spring outdoor track season started Saturday as both Bowdoin teams came in third at a meet at Springfield College. Elsa Millett won the 200 and 400 and Laura Peterson took the long and triple jumps for the women. Colin Fong won the 1,500, Alex Lucyk the pole vault and Matt Ramos the hammer throw for the men. The Polar Bears are at the University of New Hampshire Invitational Saturday.
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Bowdoin senior Owen Smith takes aim on one of his three goals in the Polar Bears’ 16-12 loss to Middlebury in Brunswick on Saturday.
Bowdoin’s men’s tennis team lost, 7-2, to Amherst last weekend for its first league loss. The Polar Bears (7-3 oveall, 2-1 in NESCAC), ranked 14th, host No. 1 Middlebury Saturday in their home regular season finale. The women lost, 7-2, to Williams last weekend to fall to 7-3 on the year.
Roundup Local hockey players named to All-State team
Softball The softball team won three successive games against Colby last week to sweep the season series from its rival. Friday, Bowdoin was a a 5-1 home winner as Toni DaCampo ripped a three-run homer and Kara Nilan earned the victory with a five-hit, nine-strikeout performance. Saturday, the Polar Bears swept the host Mules, 4-1 and 9-5. Nilan was sharp again in the opener, earning the win, while scoring two runs. In the second game, Bowdoin got a home run and three runs scored from Amy Hackett and three hits, two runs and two RBI from DaCampo. Former Scarborough High standout Melissa DellaTorre earned the victory. DaCampo was named the NESCAC Player of the Week after hitting .500 over five games (8-for-16). In that
Bowdoin senior Adam Marquit prepares to turn a double play Sunday during a victory over Thomas College in Brunswick.
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Bowdoin shortstop Toni DaCampo was named NESCAC Player of the week after batting .500 and flawless fielding in a weekend sweep of Colby.
stretch, she had an on base percentage of .529, slugged .813, scored five runs, drove in 10,
hit a triple, and homered. Bowdoin (11-13 on the season, 4-2 in NESCAC play) hosts
The men’s lacrosse team gave a scare to nationallyranked Middlebury Saturday, but lost, 16-12. The Polar Bears led, 6-4, after one period, but couldn’t sustain it. Bowdoin was paced by three goals each from Owen Smith and Keegan Mehlhorn. Russell Halliday added two goals and three assists. Bowdoin (3-6 overall, 1-5 in NESCAC play) hosted Endicott Thursday and visits Bates Tuesday.
Women’s lacrosse The Bowdoin women lost by the same score to the same
Brunswick forward Charlie Frye and defensemen Blake Bodwell and Tyler Nive made the All-State East region boys’ second hockey team. Brunswick’s Ryan Maciejewski and Mt. Ararat’s Neal Burgess were honorable mentions. Brunswick’s Joseph Waring and Mt. Ararat’s Justin Grant qualified for the All-Academic team.
Pitch, Hit and Run competition coming to Freeport
The Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, will be held Sunday, May 8 at 12 p.m. (registration is at 11:30 a.m.) at Freeport Middle School. The free competition is for boys and girls, ages 7-14. The winners advance to the Sectionals and ultimately, Nationals and will have a chance to play during All-Star Weekend in July. FMI, 865-6171.
Maine Bar Foundation honors contributions to justice
SOUTH PORTLAND — At the Maine State Bar Association conference held recently in South Portland, the Maine Bar Foundation, a non-profit grantgiving agency, presented awards to honor contributions to justice in Maine. Thomas A. Cox of Portland received the Howard H. Dana Jr. Award for his advocacy work on behalf of low-income Maine homeowners through the Maine Attorneys Savings Homes Project. His work was instrumental in forcing many lenders to agree to a nationwide foreclosure moratorium. During the event, the Maine Bar Foundation also recognized nine attorneys and three law firms in Maine for providing pro bono services to people in need. The Volunteer Lawyers Project Pro Bono Publico Awards include: Most hours on completed Volunteer Lawyer Project case by an attorney, Jennifer L. Eastman of Eaton Peabody; Most Volunteer Lawyer Project cases accepted by a solo practitioner, Benjamin S. Fowler; Most cases accepted by Domestic Violence Panel member, Leslie S. Silverstein; Most cases referred as Lawyer of the Day during a full year, Scott T. Maker of UNUM; Most Volunteer Lawyer Project cases accepted by a law firm, Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon; Most hours on complete Volunteer Lawyer Project cases by a law firm, Eaton Peabody; and firm donating the most Lawyer of the Day hours, Pierce Atwood. In addition to the formal awards, the Maine Bar Foundation also recognized 11 attorneys who had donated more than 100 hours of pro bono representation last year. They are: Ilse Teeters of Trumpy, Lipman Katz & Katz; Jennifer L. East-
Dean’s List Announcements Fall, 2010 Bath University of Maine at Augusta, Hannah Corkum, Timothy Jorgenson, Tracy Koehling, Justin Marr, Janet Marshall, Caitlin Martel-Harrington, Thomas Mills, Jennifer Peavey; University of Maine at Farmington, Brandon Doughty, Kelsey Marco, Kieran Nichols; University of Maine at Machias, Courtney Donna O’Brien; University of Southern Maine, Ruth Amsden, Jody Bonti, Anthony Bullentini, Richard Chipman, Terrence Gelineau, Katie Rouillard, Laura Stiehler.
Brunswick Southern New Hampshire University, Felix Maldonado, Michael Grim, Tushima Sims; University of Maine at Augusta, Robert Chandler, Michael Cur-
man of Eaton Peabody; Robert E. Meggison; James F. Molleur of Molleur Law Office; William Devoe of Eaton Peabody; Brian M. Rayback of Pierce Atwood; Jed J. French of Powers & French; Lauri Boxer-Macomber of Kelly Remmel & Zimmerman; Kurt E. Olafsen of Olafsen & Butterfield, LLC; David Plimpton of Plimpton & Esposito; and Amanda E. Ramirez of Holmes Legal Group.
Awards The Portland Water District was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. The EqualityMaine Foundation, the state’s largest and oldest LGBT political advocacy organization, recently held its 27th annual awards ceremony. The Cameron Duncan Award was presented to the Maine AIDS Alliance for its commitment and service within the HIV/AIDS community. The FE Pentlarge Award was presented to Paul and Jeanette Rediker for outstanding demonstration of family values. Betsy Parsons of GLSEN Southern Maine was recognized with the Youth Leadership Award. The OutFront Volunteer Leadership Awards for outstanding Volunteer Leadership within EqualityMaine were awarded to Suzanne Blackburn, Jenny Hall, Kate Pennington, Regina Pistilli and Ellen Ward. Friends of Casco Bay honored Oakhurst Dairy and the Bennett family at the organization’s annual meeting and volunteer recognition event. Oakhurst was lauded for its energy innovations that have conserved fuel ley, Jennifer Davis, Henry Sandelin, Lisa Winfrey; University of Maine at Farmington, Julia Bald, Melaine Christensen, David Fisk, Emily Hoering, Amanda McInnis, Joseph Messerman, Ashley Smith, Jessica Timmreck, Matthew Towle; University of Maine at Machias, Clayton Earl Bland, Jr., Amy Marie Malloy, Caitlin Mariah Smith; University of Maine Orono, Kelly Anderson, Maryam Ansari, Michelle Armes, John Bilodeau, Kimberly Bilodeau, Erik Bodwell, Mara Bonsaint, Chelsea Boyd, Kate Comaskey, Joseph Fricks, Zachery Garcia, Stephanie Hill, Simon Labbe, Chelsea Leeman, Erin McGuan, Zakkary Morin, Ashley Paulette, Adam Reno, Whitney Salvail, Leslie Sharkey, Katelyn Slotnick, Valerie Smith, Adrian St. Pierre, Olivia Tetu, Seth Toothaker, Ethan Welner; University of Southern Maine, Alicia Bergquist, Dolly Constantine, Elizabeth Cravey, Calvin Damon, David Gregory, Alexanna Haible, Sarah Kohls, Christopher Kotch, Amber Labbe, Daniel Nelson, Jessica Nickerson, Shelby Odegard, Eliot Pitney, Seth Rivard, Kevin Scott, Daniel Shellenbarger, Jeffrey Sickel, Jeffrey Strobel, Courtney Theberge, Mary Vaughan, Abigail Weeks, Sarah Wyman.
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and heating oil, and the Bennett family was noted for their involvement in community tree planting and other volunteer efforts. Darren McLellan of Cape Elizabeth was also recognized for 15 years as a volunteer Water Quality Monitor for Friends of Casco Bay. Peter Milholland, the Citizen Stewards Coordinator for Friends of Casco Bay, was presented with the Gulf of Maine Visionary Award by the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, for his innovation, creativity, and commitment to environmental protection. Edward E. Langbein, Jr., of Brunswick, received the Bowdoin College 2011 Alumni Service Award for his decades of service and dedication to the college. Langbein Jr., a member of the class of 1957, will be presented the award by the Bowdoin Alumni Council during the Reunion Convocation on June 4. Over the years he has served as the reunion chairman for his class, and has served on the Bowdoin Alumni Council, Bowdoin Bath-Brunswick Alumni Club, chairman of Bowdoin Alumni and Schools Interviewing Committee, and chairman of the Association of Bowdoin Friends. He and his wife also established the Edward E. Langbein Sr., Summer Research Award. The couple was presented with the Polar Bear Award in 2008 for their outstanding support of Bowdoin athletics. Scarborough’s Bei Capelli Hair Salon was recently named to the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today magazine, a business publication for salon and spa owners. The salon, co-owned by Melissa Vigue and Nancy Cartonio, received a customer service award, making it the fourth consecutive year of being included in the Salon Today 200. Matthew Tabenken of Falmouth,
Harpswell University of Maine at Augusta, Ericka Tidmore; University of Maine at Farmington, Cidney Mayes; University of Maine Orono, Jacqueline Ducharme, Ricardo Lalonde, Hannah Marley, Thomas Owen, Emily Tupper; University of Southern Maine, Lisa Fitzgerald, Grace Heinig, Jessica Koch, Sydney Meader.
Northern New England market manager for Moet Hennessy USA, received the New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s Individual Supplier Representative Award for his outstanding customer service. McClain Marketing Group, a Portland-based strategic marketing firm, recently received 11 awards at the eighth annual Service Industry Advertising Awards, SIAA, national competition. The firm took home three gold awards in the categories of total ad campaign, logo letterhead design, and newspaper ad series; two silver awards for brochure and logo letterhead design; two bronze awards, total ad campaign, logo letterhead design; and four merit awards for website, employee communications program, website and logo letterhead design. Mass High Tech has recognized Jean Hoffman, CEO and founder of Putney, Inc., as a 2011 Woman to Watch. The Women to Watch award was presented to 22 entrepreneurs for their leadership and creative abilities to develop new business opportunities. Putney is a Portland-based pet pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets. FairPoint Communications recently recognized its outstanding sales leaders at the annual company-wide sales meeting. James Graul of Falmouth and Karen Romano of Yarmouth were among 13 FairPoint employees in Maine to earn individual recognition for meeting customer needs and for outstanding service. Portland-based realty company, RE/ MAX By the Bay, recently named the following agents to its RE/MAX 100% Club for 2010 in recognition of outstanding sales production for 2010: Collette Conley, Kathie Hooper, David Marsden, and Elizabeth Dubois.
Nickerson earns President’s Volunteer Award
Topsham Southern New Hampshire University, Charles Wescott, Joseph Young; University of Maine at Augusta, Katie Cantrell, Russell Gilchrist, Sadie Moreland; University of Maine at Farmington, Sarah Cropley; University of Maine Orono, Amanda Anderson, William Brown, Miriam Conners, Benjamin Cox, Jennifer Donahue Hanscom, Brian Farnsworth, Krislyn Hyatt, Jack Obery, Matthew Pelletier, Danielle Perry, Kristin Stanhope, Daniel Whitney, Jessica Wilcox; University of Southern Maine, Samantha Anderson, David Anthony, Erynn Burns, Brian Choate, Jaimie Galietta, Mary Hayes, David Jester, Rena Mendez, Lori Sprague, Jennifer Waterhouse, Morgan Whitney; Virginia Tech, Whitney M. Dano
Korin Nickerson, a student at Mt. Ararat High School, was recently honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award was presented at the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barak Obama. Nickerson is pictured here, on left, with Mt. Ararat guidance counselor Deborah Ludwig.
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A feast of musical theater in Portland
By Scott Andrews Musical theater takes a pair of tasty turns this weekend in Portland. The biggest and flashiest event takes place Sunday, when a national touring production of “The Mikado,” a melodically delicious and visually scrumptious English operetta, plays Merrill Auditorium as part of Portland Ovations’ 2010-2011 season. A few blocks downhill and down in the basement, find tasty dollops of musical theater at Anthony’s Italian Kitchen, where proprietor/producer/restaurateur Tony Barrasso has spiced up his dinner-theater offerings with “There Is Nothing Like A Dame.” The Old Port restaurant is offering a four-course dinner interpolated with four delectable dames. On Saturday afternoon in Gorham, the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra gives its annual spring show, featuring internationally known mezzo-soprano Margaret Yauger.
‘There Is Nothing Like A Dame’
Of all the wonderful tunes from “South Pacific,” the famous and oft-produced 1949 classic Broadway musical that revolves around characters in the U.S. Navy during World War II, none is more memorable than “There Is Nothing Like A Dame,” a melodic comic gem about a crew of likable and lovesick sailors longing for a woman. But what if that celebrated song were performed by a group of women? That fascinating out-of-the-box possibility is the dramatic device that powers a new dinner theater offering at Anthony’s Italian Kitchen in the heart of Portland’s Old Port. Proprietor/restaurateur/showman Tony Barrasso, the affable patriarch of a very thespian family, has been producing dinnertime musical shows for about seven years. Recently he teamed up with Brian P. Allen, artistic director of Good Theater, to add some spice the offerings. Allen, who has been a major figure in Maine theater for about 30 years, drew on his vast experience, called on some of his favorite local professional show people and crafted a wonderful evening of musical entertainment around their talents. The result is “There Is Nothing Like A Dame,” a fresh and delightful evening of dinner theater centered around four women – three singers plus a pianist/music director – performing Broadway tunes that were originally written for male characters. I’ve been admiring Allen’s talents for about 20 years and I’ve always liked his vision, his casting and his direction. Plus we’re both self-described “show tune geeks.” With “Dame,” Allen scores another success in my book.
His gender-bending gimmick is the show’s driving creative force and the attention-grabber. It opens with “Dame” performed by the trio of dames: Kelly Caufield, Deb Hall and Laura Hurd. Accompanist is Vicky Stubbs, who’s worked with Allen for years. It garners lots of laughs and is the perfect show-starter – and show-stopper. Other comic songs in this ilk performed by the trio include “It Takes A Woman” from “Hello, Dolly!” and “Standing On The Corner (Watching All The Girls Go By”) from “The Most Happy Fella.” But beyond the comic gems suggested by the “Dames” gimmick, I also enjoyed a number of other songs that suggested the universal qualities of human emotion and longing – whether sung by men or women. These include Caufield’s dramatic interpretation of “Corner Of The Sky” from “Pippin” and Hurd’s sad-clown rendition of “Mr. Cellophane” from “Chicago.” Hall’s moving performance of “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face” from “My Fair Lady” also belongs in this category. “Dames” follows a three-part format interpolated among a four-course dinner of soup, antipasto, main dish and dessert. It was a thoroughly delicious and delightful evening. “Dames” is scheduled to run at 7 p.m. April 15-16 at Anthony’s Italian Kitchen, 151 Middle St. in Portland. Call 221-2267. A June reprise of “Dames” is in the works, but dates haven’t been finalized.
‘The Mikado’ Of the dozen or so operettas written by librettist William Schwenck Gilbert and composer Arthur Seymour Sullivan during the late 19th century, none is more beloved than “The Mikado,” a wonderful satire of English society and British social norms that’s implausibly set in Japan. The utterly fanciful story is typical of operettas of this period and written in the style of the West End music halls. It debuted in London in 1885 and has been in constant production around the world ever since. I’ve seen “The Mikado” many times and love this show. Bursting with catchy, melodic tunes and incredibly inventive lyrics, “The Mikado” will be performed this Sunday, thanks to a national touring production that’s hosted by Portland Ovations. The plot centers around a handsome and likable young prince in search of true love. To assure himself that he’s loved for his own merits – and not his exalted position as the royal son of Japan’s mighty Mikado – he disguises himself as an impoverished wandering minstrel. Needless to say, the disguised prince finds his true love, but not before overcoming a series of melodic and comic obstacles that are thrown up by Poo-Bah, a money-grubbing
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“Three Little Maids” is one of the scenes from “The Mikado,” a classic English operetta that’s offered this Sunday by Portland Ovations.
and officious government bureaucrat and religious divine who holds multiple offices and titles. And before the happily-ever-after ending with his beloved, the prince must also navigate the romantic shoals of a truly formidable older female who also vies for his affection, an unforgettable comic character who won’t take no for an answer. Portland Ovations presents “The Mikado” at 4 p.m. April 17 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra
The Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra is one of the largest student ensembles at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. Directed by professor Rob Lehmann – who heads the school’s strings program and also teaches conducting – and featuring a distinguished professional opera singer, the SMSO will give its annual spring concert this Saturday in Gorham. Lehmann’s program comprises four works of varying periods, styles and challenges: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Paris” symphony, Georges Bizet’s “L’Arlesienne” Suite No. 2 and Gustav Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer.” USM artist faculty member Margaret Yauger is the featured soloist for “Songs of a Wayfarer.” Yauger was the leading mezzo-soprano of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf (Germany) for 10 years where she performed in more than 18 productions. She has performed with the Opera houses of Freiburg, Hannover, Karisruhe, Krefeld, and Wiesbaden in Germany, the Teatro Regio in Torino, Italy, in Mexico with the Mexico City Opera and in Spain with the Bilbao Opera. Locally I’ve seen her several times in PORTopera’s midsummer productions. Catch this concert at 2 p.m. April 16 at the Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road in Gorham. Call the USM music box office at 780-5555.
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April 15, 2011
Final weekend of ‘Brendan’ on stage in Portland
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Mid Coast Books, Authors Saturday 4/16 Hara Marano, author of “A Nation of Wimps,” 7 p.m. presentation, free, open to public, Hyde School, 616 High St., Bath, Kate Phenix, 4437105, Hyde.edu. Let’s Talk About It Book Group, discussion of “Things Fall Apart,” 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., free, bi-weekly sessions through April 16, books available at library, Patten Free Library, Summer St., Bath, sponsored by Maine Humanities Council, mainehumanities.org.
Tuesday 4/19 Jim Nichols, author of “Hull Creek” and Shonna Milliken Humphrey, author of “Show Me Good Land,” 7 p.m. book talk, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.
Saturday 4/23 Used Book and Music Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.
Films Wednesday 4/20 “The Grateful Dead Movie,” 7:30 p.m., $12.50, Brunswick 10, 19 Gurnet Road, Brunswick.
Friday 4/22 “Including Samuel,” documentary about kids with disabilities, discussion with filmmaker Dan Habib to follow, 1 p.m., free, open to public, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3375.
Galleries Saturday 4/16 Frederick Lynch: New Work, 4-6 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through May 14, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157. Brunswick Public Art Project Proposals Exhibition, by Bowdoin students, community viewing of exhibit during library hours, April 16-17; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 reception with student artists, Brunswick Public Art Group, Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, FMI, Susan Weems, 729-7624. Patchwork Jacket Workshop with BarbaraTaylor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16 and April 30, Maine Fiberarts Center/ Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, reservations required, FMI, 721-0678.
Sunday 4/17 Brunswick Public Art Project Proposals Exhibition, by Bowdoin students, community viewing of exhibit during library hours, April 16-17; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 reception with student artists, Brunswick Public Art Group, Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, FMI, Susan Weems, 729-7624.
Museums Saturday 4/16 On Board Weather Forecasting Workshop, 1 p.m., $35 member; $40 nonmember, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.
Music Friday 4/15 OLAS, live music celebrating Cuba Week, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance / $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222. Yellow Roman Candles, acoustic, 7 p.m. open mic, 9 p.m. concert,
$6-$5, Side Door Coffee House at Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-8515.
Saturday 4/16 Record Store Day, acoustic performances at all Bull Moose stores, free and open to the public, Marie Stella 2 p.m. Brunswick Bull Moose, bullmoose.com.
Theater/Dance Annual Spring Dance Concert, presented by Bowdoin College Theater and Dance, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, free, but tickets required, available at David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375. “Jesus Christ Superstar,” presented by Midcoast Youth Theatre, April 14-17, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult/ $10 senior or student, Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham. “Tall Tales from Long Lives,” staged readings presented by The Center Stage Players, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17, free/ $5 suggested donation, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick.
Saturday 4/16 Bowdoinham Contradance Series, 7:30 p.m. beginners workshop, 8-11 p.m. dance, $9, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St., Bowdoinham, 666-3090 or 666-3709.
Greater Portland Books, Authors Friday 4/15 Poetry Reading with Ken Nye, 10:30 a.m., free, open to public, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, 846-0044.
Monday 4/18 “Tales of Selkies, Witches, & Weddings!” presented by Seanachie Nights, 7-9 p.m., free/$9 suggested, Bull Feeney’s Irish Pub, 375 Fore St., Portland, FMI, 846-1321, lynnecullen.com. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States, and author of “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them,” 7 p.m. discussion, free, open to public, University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland, Barbara Kelly, 780-4072.
Tuesday 4/19 Port Veritas 2011 Portland Slam Team Semi-Finals Round 2, 7 p.m. open mic, 8 p.m. slam, $3 seated, free for standing room, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, portcityblue.com.
Wednesday 4/20 Maureen Heffernan, director of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, and author of “Native Plants For Your Maine Garden,” 6:30-8 p.m., free, open to public, Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport, freeportlibrary.com. Sarah Braunstein, author of “The Sweet Relief of Missing Children,” Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, free, open to public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Comedy Laugh-a-Palooza ComedyFestival, April 14-17; Portland Improv Experience, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $10; Improv Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Friday, $10; Benefit Comedy Showcase for Lucky Pup Rescue, presented by Gillero Comedy Productions, 8
p.m. Saturday, $20; Secret Lives of Comedians, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $10; festival pass $30, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.
Films Friday 4/15 “Living Downstream,” docuemtary on cancer and environmental pollution, 7 p.m., free, open to public, First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI, Isabel Denham, 846-5931
Sunday 4/24 ”American Violet,” Civil Rights Movie Nights, 4 p.m., free and open to the public, Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall USM Portland, hosted by National Lawyers Guild student chapter and MCLU, 774-5444.
Galleries Friday 4/15 Women’s Studio Workshop – Make Art Here: From Innovation to Tradition, 4 p.m. lecture by Ann Kalmbach and Tatana Kellner, and reception for exhibit on view through April 30 “Hand, Voice & Vision: Thirty Years of Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop,” free, open to public, University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, Portland, FMI, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.
Saturday 4/16 “Book Arts: From Content to Form,” workshop taught by Ann Kalmbach and Tatana Kellner, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $55,Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, register, 780-5900. Marvis Cohen Memorial Exhibit, embroidery exhibit, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., free and open to the public, Eastland Hotel, 157 High St., Portland, hosted by Southern Maine Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America Inc., FMI, Barbara, Brit45@ roadrunner.com.
Don’t miss the last weekend of Maine’s Irish Theater Company, AIRE’s, production of “Brendan,” at the Studio Theater, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. The contemporary comedy centers around Irish immigrant Brendan Roche, played by Michael Dix Thomas, pictured here, upper right, as he envies his best friend’s ease with women. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $20-$15 and can be purchased at 799-5327, airetheater.com. sic Festival, sponsored by the Portland Conservatory of Music, Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, FMI, bands, schedule at portlandconservatory.net. Celebrity Concert with Cameron Carpenter, 7:30 p.m., $32-$15, free for ages 12 and under, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, Port Tix, 842-0800, tickets. porttix.com.
land, tickets at all Bull Moose Music locations, portlandempire.com. Colin Hay in Concert, 7 p.m. opening by Chris Trapper, 8 p.m. concert, $25, 21+, The Landing at Pine Point, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets, thelandingatpinepoint.com
Thursday 4/21 Club d’Elf, 9 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door/ $28VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990.
Mask-making for Ebune Parade, 5-7 p.m. free, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, presented by Museum of African Culture, 8717188, museumafricanculture.org.
Record Store Day, acoustic performances at all Bull Moose stores, free and open to the public, The Sophomore Beat, 1 p.m., Portland Bull Moose; Zach Jones, 4 p.m., Scarborough Bull Moose, bullmoose.com.
Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, sponsored by the Portland Conservatory of Music, Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, FMI, bands, schedule at portlandconservatory.net.
Cake, 8 p.m., $35, all ages, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 800-745-3000, statetheatreportland.com.
”The Thinking Heart:” The Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum, a history in poetry & music, 2 p.m. performance, $5-$15 requested donation, Sadhana, The Meditation Center, 100 Brickhill Ave., Suite C, South Portland, 772-6898, sadhaname.com.
10th Annual Maine Playwrights Festival, short plays presented by Acorn Productions, Thursdays-Saturdays, April 1416, April 21-23; and Friday April 29, $8, all ages, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, complete schedule, tickets at acorn-productions.org, 854-0065.
Mask-making for Ebune Parade, 5-7 p.m. free, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, presented by Museum of African Culture, 8717188, museumafricanculture.org. ”Meet the Artists: 2011 Biennial Talks,” informal talks by Biennial artists, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., April 16, April 23, free with Museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148.
Sunday 4/17 “Ebune! The procession of the Ram,” parade presented by Museum of African Culture, 12-3 p.m., free, parade begins at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, FMI, 8717188, museumafricanculture.org.
Music Friday 4/15 Jeffrey Foucault, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. Papadello, folk/pop, 7:30-10 p.m., free, all ages, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, localsprouts.coop.
Saturday 4/16 Back Cove Contemporary Mu-
USM Chamber Singers, 5 p.m., $6 adult/ $3 seniors, students, Immanuel Baptist Church, High Street, Portland, usm.maine.edu/music, 780-5265.
Wednesday 4/20 Bayside with The Sophomore Beat & Man, The Reformer, 6 p.m., $13 advance/ $15 door, all ages, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Port-
Friday 4/22 Caravan of Thieves, gypsy jazz, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $22 door, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 7611757, onelongfellowsquare.com.
Theater & Dance
”Adventures with Peter Pan,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, April 15-17, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and April 22-23, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $5 student/ $25 family of 5; Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, Tim Ryan, 415-6251.
”Brendan,” presented by AIRE, Maine’s Irish Theater Company, March 31-April 16, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday, $20-$15, Studio Theater, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 799-5327, airetheater.com. “Killer Joe,” directed by Sean Mewshaw, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, April 22-23; April 29-30; ages 18+, $12-$10, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org. Vaudeville Never Died! vaudeville style variety show presented by Dark Follies, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $12-$10, tickets, 899-3993, lucidstage.com. “Winnie the Pooh,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, April 20-May 1; 1 p.m. Wednesday, 4/20; 4 p.m. Thursday, 4/21; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday 4/22-23; 4 p.m. Friday 4/29; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 4/30-5/1, $7-$8; Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.org.
Friday 4/15 Swing Dance, 8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. dance,$8,NorthDeeringGrangeHall, 1408 Washington Ave, Portland, FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org, 653-5012.
Sunday 4/17 “The Mikado” presented by New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, 4 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, $34-$54, tickets, PortTix, 842-0800 or box office at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, portlandovations.org.
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Mid Coast Benefits
Tue. 4/19 1 p.m. Tue. 4/19 7 p.m. Wed. 4/20 6 p.m. Wed. 4/20 7 p.m. Thu. 4/21 7:30 p.m.
Lenten Haddock Supper, to benefit All About Prevention, 5-7 p.m., $8 adult, $4 youth, $2 under 5 years, pizza available, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, Marcy McGuire, 729-3509.
Saturday 4/16 Project 5000 Mission, help support Bath area Food Pantry with donations of food or money, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., City Hall, Brackett’s Market, Shaws, or call Bath United Methodist Church, 443-4707. Stone Soup Institute Fundraiser, support agrarian arts; great food, live music by Folk Medicine, live auction with locally made arts and crafts, 5:30-9 p.m., $12 adult, $6 kids under 10, free under 5 years, Merriconeag Grange Hall, 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-2884.
Tue. 4/19 7 p.m. Planning Board Thu. 4/21 2:30 p.m. History Committee Thu. 4/21 7 p.m. Selectmen
St. Matthew Passion by First Parish Choir, Ray Cornils conductor, 3 p.m., free/donations accepted to benefit The Oasis Health Network, First Parish Church, UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, 729-7331.
Dixieland Jazz Benefit Concert with the Moose Mountain Jazz Band, proceeds go toward building a Victorian bandstand on Mitchell Field, 3-5 p.m., $15 advance, $20 day-of, tickets available at Ship to Shore, The Common Table, The Vegetable Corner, and from Bob Modr, 8332815 or Dan Huber, 833-6762; The Harpswell Island School, Route 24, Harpswell.
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Tue. 4/19 8 a.m. Planning Board Site Visit Tue. 4/19 3 p.m. Conservation Commission Tue. 4/19 5 p.m. Affordable Housing Tue. 4/19 5:30 p.m. Harbor and Waterfront Tue. 4/19 7 p.m. Fire and Rescue Wed. 4/20 6:30 p.m. Joint Planning Board and Selectmen Hearing Thu. 4/21 6 p.m. Selectmen
ASA Fashion Show for Japan, featuring Elemental, Obvious, Bowdoin Cheerleading, Anokha and Intersection, 9-10 p.m., walk the runway or sponsor a friend as a guest model, proceeds benefit earthquake relief, sign up at the Smith Union information desk, Bowdoin College, Sargent Gym.
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Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K, 10 a.m., Topsham’s Lower Village and Brunswick’s Downtown, FMI, Nancy Randolph, 729-3600, saveourbridge.org, to register, donate@ saveourbridge.org.
Saturday 4/23 Rabies Plus! Clinic, various services, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., all proceeds benefit animals, The Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051, coastalhumanesociety.org.
Bulletin Board Cuba Week, April 8-17, annual celebration of Brunswick’s sister city, Trinidad; April 13, “East of Havana,” film, Frontier Cafe, 5 and 7 p.m., donations; April 15, Afro-Cuban music by Olas, Frontier Cafe, 7:30
Bath YMCA Yard Sale, donations of sports equipment in good condition accepted at the Bath YMCA, 3-7 p.m Friday, April 8; and 8 a.m - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 9.
Call for Volunteers
Staff Review Planning Board Appointment Sub-Committee Recreation Commission Zoning Board of Appeals
Retired Attire clothing sale, to benefit Volunteers of American Northern New England programs, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fort Andross, adjacent to indoor Farmer’s Market, Brunswick, 373-1140 for donations or details.
Mall, Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Millie Stewart, 373-6015.
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p.m., $12; April 16, Afro-Cuban drumming workshop, 3-5 p.m., free, Cram Alumni House, 83 Federal St.; for a full list of events, visit brunswicktrinidad.org/events/.
Saturday 4/16 Wabanaki Arts Festival at Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., free, open to the public, David Saul Smith Union, Sills Dr., Brunswick, hosted by Bowdoin’s Native American Students Association, FMI, 725-3375 or Leslie Shaw, lshaw@ bowdoin.edu. Community Parade Workshops, April 16 and 30, sponsored by Spindleworks; 9 a.m - 12 p.m., next to the Brunswick Winter Market, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.
Maine Maritime Museum, summer docents and greeters needed, various positions, for information and training dates, call the volunteer office, 443-1316, ext. 350; 243 Washington St., Bath. ”Road to Recovery,” American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715, janice.staples@ cancer.org, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham. American Cancer Society Relay for Life is seeking volunteers and team participants for 2011, call Donna Muto, 373-3703, donna. firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit RelayForLife.org. Red Cross Training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at midcoast.redcross. org, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net, 16 Community Way, Topsham. Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays, information, 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham.
Dining Out Saturday 4/16 Spiral Ham Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., adults $7.50; 12 and under $3.50, take-out available, 443-4707, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath.
Call for Donations
Yard Sale Collection for Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s “Grand and Glorious” yard sale to be held May 13-15, collections ongoing at the former Bookland, Cook’s Corner
Women and Wealth, free seminar, with Larissa Haynes and Maggie Pierce of Team Northrup, registration 6 p.m., presentation 7 p.m., to register, Anne Olivo, 729-3526,
April 15, 2011 email@example.com, The Hampton Inn, 140 Commercial St., Bath. Restoring Maine Rivers: Wabanaki and Academic Partnerships, symposium, 1-4 p.m., Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall; 7:30 p.m., keynote address by N. Bruce Duthu, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center; Bowdoin College, Brunswick, free, open to public, FMI Doug BoxerCook, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 4/16 Maine’s Response to the Attack on Ft. Sumter, talk by Brian Collins, 1:30 p.m., $3 admission, open to the public, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606. Bath’s Neighborhood Grocery Stores, illustrated lecture by Charlie Burden, 10:30 a.m., free, sponsored by Bath Historical Society, Community Room, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141, ext. 18.
Sunday 4/17 ”Getting the Gospels,” 2 p.m., talk and discussion by Steven Bridge, professor of theology at St. Joseph’s College, St. Mary’s Church, 144 Lincoln St., Bath; third and final presentation, “Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection,” for the Lenten Read of All Saints Parish, 6 churches in the Midcoast area, free and open to all.
Monday 4/18 ”Countdown to Zero,” screening followed by discussion, 1 p.m., Physicians for Social Responsibility, co-sponsored by Maine Model United Nations, Frontier Cafe Cinema, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, FMI, Roger Fenn, email@example.com.
Tuesday 4/19 Coastal Career Network meeting, presentations on composite technology and projects in Maine, 1-3 p.m., Goodwill Workforce Solutions Center, BRAC Transition Center, Building 150, Brunswick Naval Air Station, pre-registration required, 373-0754.
Thursday 4/21 Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table monthly meeting, lecture by James Nelson “Reign of Iron - The True Story Behind the First Battling Ironclads,” 7 p.m., free, open to public, Curtis
Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.
Ikebana Instruction for all levels, demonstration and instruction in flower arranging by Lisa Stanley, demonstration Saturday, 7-9 p.m., open to the public, $10 suggested donation; workshop Sunday, April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, space is limited, class fee, $100 ($25 deposit due 4/14), FMI, Lisa Bowie, lbowie@maine. rr.com, 749-2548.
Health & Support
Grieving Children and their families, 6-week peer support program, Mondays, April 25-May 30, 6-7:15 p.m., United Methodist Church, 230 Church St., Brunswick, FMI and to schedule initial family meeting, call Kathe Pilibosian, Bereavement and Grief Support, 729-6782 ext. 1357, kpilibosian@ midcoasthealth.com.
”Spring into Healing,” Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support group for women who have experienced sexual abuse, begins mid-April, to schedule pre-group appointment, and for location, call 725-2181, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart Disease and how to manage the condition, Amy Berube from CHANS, 1 p.m., free, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
Free Blood Pressure Clinic, by CHANS Home Health Care, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention, 84A Union St., Brunswick, FMI 729-6782.
Free Blood Pressure Clinic, by CHANS Home Health Care, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, FMI 729-6782.
Free Blood Pressure Clinic, by CHANS Home Health Care, 9:3011 a.m., Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick, FMI 729-6782.
April 15, 2011
RSU 1 from page 1 School Board Chairman Tim Harkins said Tuesday that 11 people applied for the RSU 1 job. Harkins said Manuel “has excellent credentials, strong vision, and everyone that we spoke to said he (has) the highest integrity. Those were the three elements that drew us to Patrick.” Harkins acknowledged that Manuel “will have his work cut out for him” in RSU 1, which faces a more than $1 million loss in state and federal revenue in fiscal 2012. “There are a lot of challenges facing the district right now,” Harkins said. “It’s still trying to come together as an RSU, the budget challenges that we’re facing, and the board certainly wants to create more rigor in the curriculum and more academic accountability. So those are the charges that Patrick’s faced with, but I get the sense that he’s up for it.” Manuel started as assistant superintendent in RSU 21 seven years ago, and he served as interim superintendent in 2008-2009. Prior to that he was principal at Phippsburg Elementary School from 2000-2004. He was also an assistant principal and athletic director at Wiscasset High School, and taught in central Maine. While the closer proximity to his Topsham home played a part in his interest in the job, Manuel said his experience within the district was more important. He said the most fun he ever had at work was probably at Phippsburg. “It gave me an opportunity to get to know some of the other schools (that are) in RSU 1 now,” Manuel said. “I would work with Bath Middle School, because we had kids that would transition from Phippsburg to the middle school. I dealt a little bit with Morse High School when I was the assistant principal at Wiscasset, because of the vocational center and athletics and things like that.” He said RSU 1 has a good reputation for “doing some positive and innovative things that are good for kids.” Manuel said forging a budget in tough economic times will probably be the most challenging part of the job, but that it is an issue throughout Maine. “Just like anybody else, (I) just have to look at what’s working in the district, and unfortunately ... evaluate programs to see what’s best for kids, and make those tough decisions,” he said. The 39-year-old is married and has two
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children. He was born in New Jersey and grew up in the Skowhegan area. “I’m looking forward to (the job), and working with the people affiliated with RSU 1,” Manuel said. Shuttleworth’s next step Shuttleworth, who ran School Union 47 before RSU 1 was formed, said in a press release Monday that the CamdenRockport area attracted him with its location, commitment to schools and his desire to oversee fewer schools. “I have three schools in my new district, all high-performing, and it will be a lot of fun jumping into new territory,” he stated. “I have loved this work in RSU No. 1, have given all that I could possibly give and it is now time for new leadership, a new direction for this district under a new superintendent.” While he contemplated taking a different direction and exploring other interests after announcing his retirement last December, Shuttleworth on Tuesday said that “after reflections on that, I’m just not really ready to give up my work with kids. ... I need a few more years of that to do.” His tenure included the creation of RSU 1, and he helped bring about universal pre-kindergarten and an expansion of offerings at the vocational center. He also received approval for construction of a new school in Woolwich, created the Help a Kid program and found strategies to boost the graduate rate at Morse High School. “It’s time for someone else to pick up where we are and move on,” Shuttleworth said.
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pored over the budget, and closing Jordan Acres temporarily is one of the only ways to save that much money without laying off even more teachers and increasing class sizes. “If we don’t close that school I’ve got to cut another 32 positions,” the school chief said. “With this scenario, the (School) Department gets to maintain all of its programming.” Nearly 80 percent of savings from closing Jordan Acres would come from eliminating 15 jobs, including seven teachers and an administrator, Perzanoski said. The rest would come from reduced building maintenance and operating costs. As part of the closure, Perzanoski said he would like to request $200,000 from the town’s capital improvement plan to study how much it would cost to renovate the school. He cited a cracked roof beam that
Jones said the number of tenants displaced was even larger than the February fire that destroyed half of a multi-unit apartment building on Union Street. That fire displaced 17 people. The cost of caring for the Union Street tenants completely depleted the Red Cross’ local disaster relief fund, but Jones said the organization has received approximately $9,000 in donations since then. So far, the Red Cross hasn’t had to dip into other funds to assist the victims of the Oak Street fire, 10 of whom are children. The Red Cross has assisted 55 people who lost their homes to fires since Jan. 10, which is almost the number of fire victims the agency normally assists in an entire year. Jones said it is rare to have “two large fires back to back.”
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Fewer volunteers While Harpswell’s situation is exacerbated by an aging population, its decline in volunteers is not an anomaly. A 2007 study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found volunteerism to be in decline around the country, especially in the Northeast, an area that “has traditionally been protected by volunteers more than other regions.” Harpswell illustrates many of the study’s findings, including that changing social dynamics make volunteering less appealing. “Back in the ‘60s, the Fire Department had quite a social aspect to it,” Mercier recalled. People were introduced to firefighting or rescue through their friends and families, and stuck with it. “That’s kind of been lost over time,” he said. As more families require two-incomes, there is less time for socializing and volunteering. “We’re a bedroom community where everybody goes out of town to work or goes offshore on a boat,” Cundy’s Harbor Fire Chief Ben Wallace said. Residents who work out of town commute an average of
31.9 minutes to work, according to recent U.S. Census data, making it harder for them to get back quickly for a 911 call. Increased training requirements are also a deterrent to potential volunteers. “Back in the beginning, you showed up and were given a black rain coat and a hat and hoped to do well,” Mercier said. Now, 100 hours of class time are required to be a Level 1 firefighter. Training is even more demanding for EMTs, who must take 136 hours of class for their basic certification, and more than 350 hours to be a paramedic, according to the FEMA study. “The amount of time it takes to train has doubled, or tripled, in the last 15 years,” Wallace said. “The time commitment is huge.” As Harpswell’s volunteers decline, the ones that remain are getting older, and there are fewer young people to replace them. Harpswell’s average age in 2009 was 51.5 years, compared to 45.3 in 2000. Less than a quarter of the town’s population falls in the prime age bracket for volunteers, 18 to 44. Thomas said she knows several older fire and rescue chiefs want to retire, but they are concerned that no one will step into their shoes.
Greater demand for services Around the country, volunteer fire departments have experienced an increase in emergency calls. The FEMA study found that 911 call volume at volunteer departments has increased 25 percent to 75 percent since the early 1980s, partially explained by an increase of non-emergency calls. In Harpswell, the number of emergency medical services calls increased by 25 percent between just 2000 and 2010, according to data provided by Town Administrator Kristi Eiane. Nearly a quarter of Harpswell’s population is over the age of 65, and this presents a challenge to volunteer EMTS, because the elderly use a disproportionate amount of emergency medical services, according to a 2008 study of Harpswell’s fire and rescue services by Emergency Consulting Services.
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An aging population also means the types of 911 calls have changed. Wallace said he gets a lot of 911 calls now from elderly residents who live alone and have fallen out of a chair or bed, but are not hurt. He said he has had to approach frequent callers’ families to explain that they need to get more involved so that their elderly relatives don’t have to call 911 whenever they need help. Thomas said more callers are also reporting difficulty breathing, chest pain, and other symptoms of cardiac arrests, seizures or strokes. “Broken arms aren’t the meat they used to be,” she said. These types of calls require advanced life support and paramedics, something Harpswell’s volunteer fire and rescue departments cannot provide. When they receive a call requiring these services, fire and rescue chiefs will request a “fly car” – a paramedic from Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick. At a March 29 meeting of the Harpswell Fire and Rescue Committee, the chiefs estimated that this happens approximately half of the time.
Longer response times Serious medical conditions make speedy response time even more important, because the likelihood of surviving a traumatic event like cardiac arrest drops quickly as emergency medical care is delayed, according to the Emergency Consulting Services study. Wallace said that many EMTs are taught the concept of the “golden hour”: that the time from rescue dispatch to the hospital should be no longer than 60 minutes. But that time frame doesn’t apply in serious medical emergencies, he said. “Because ALS are a larger percentage of calls, (we) need to be at definitive care in less time,” Thomas said. Harpswell’s challenging geography already pushes response times above the National Fire Protection Association’s recommended limit for rural areas – even when outside help is not requested, according to the ECS study. The NFPA recommends that for areas
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find space for their students while closing a school for renovations. Board Chairwoman and Jordan Acres parent Corrine Perreault agreed. â€œI think the best way to show respect for JA is to take the time and make the school the best it should be,â€? she said. But some board members expressed concern that if the townâ€™s elementary school population increases while the school is still closed, Brunswick could run out of space, especially at the Harriet Beecher Stowe school, which was designed for 600 students but will hold 636 if Jordan Acres is taken off-line. â€œThe plan as we have it now, we donâ€™t
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principles of sustainable design. As owner of the Eveningstar theater, he brought many independent films and documentaries to Brunswick. Giacoma, a former corporate executive, is now a consultant specializing in holistic business practices. She also offers transformative art workshops, where participants use meditation, art, and journaling for self-discovery. Feeny, who is married to Giacoma, is an engineer at the oil company Conoco Phillips and an advocate for renewable energy. The co-founders are actively recruiting instructors, who will receive half of the tuition of the courses they teach. They are hoping to renovate their buildings this summer, and begin classes in the fall. All three have a lot of “skin in the game,” Favreau said. Giacoma and Feeny have purchased the buildings, but will continue with their other jobs while the school gets going. As director of operations, Favreau is throwing himself head first into the Longbranch School. They’re taking a risk, but they believe the time is now to begin a traditional skills school. “We’re on the cusp of a movement that is happening,” Giacoma said, citing the growth of farmers markets as evidence of
Bowdoinham resident and potter Matt Ahlers is one of the Mid-Coast Maine craftsmen who may be teaching at the traditional-skills Longbranch School.
an increased interest in local products. “As a business person I had to try to identify where the growth areas were moving forward,” Favreau said. “We think there is already a big swell of this interest now, and we think it’s going to grow.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.