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Vol. 8, No. 16

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Parents lobby for tax increase to avoid school budget cuts

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By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling BRUNSWICK — Parents and other citizens have been speaking up loudly at Town Council and School Department meetings with an unusual message: raise our taxes. The altruistic taxpayers are spreading the word as a possible partial fix for the district’s budget woes. Administrators have indicated that offerings from French to physics are threatened by a $3 million budget gap. “Like everyone else, I’d just as soon not have my taxes raised, but ... education is something we can’t afford not to pay for,” said Ed Bradley, one of several citizens who indicated during an April 9 Town Council

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meeting that they favor paying more in local taxes for the schools. A separate group of about eight people expressed similar sentiments to the School Board during its April 11 meeting. “Submit a budget to the Town Council that is not short-sighted,” parent Karen Parker urged. “Don’t cut anything that’s going to impact their ability to graduate, to get good jobs, to go to the college of their choice. Don’t cut teachers, don’t cut classes, and don’t cut extracurriculars, and yes, that includes freshman sports.” School Board members MiSee page 28

Topsham police chief to resign from job in May By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Police Chief Timothy Young will resign next month after nearly a decade on the job. “I have been in the field of Law Enforcement for over thirty-five years and have enjoyed every aspect of my career,” Young said in April 13 resignation letter to the town. “It is now time to explore other opportunities that are ahead of me.” Young said his last day as chief will be May 4. He expressed thanks to the town for having him as police chief the past nine years, and could not

Top photo: Eventual women’s winner Charlotte Recknagel, 17, of Bath, wearing bib No. 878, approaches the Frank Wood Bridge in Topsham on April 15 shortly after the start of the ninth annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5k. Runners and walkers ranging in age from 7 to 74 took part in the event on the sunny spring day. Above left, Jason Bigonia of Newcastle, the eventual overall winner, nears the finish line a minute and a half ahead of the rest of the pack. Shelley Beal, right, crosses the finish line with her 8-month-old son Andrew napping in the stroller she pushed along the course.

be reached for comment by The Forecaster’s deadline. Town Manager Cornell Knight said Wednesday that he plans to appoint Lt. Christopher Lewis as interim chief, “and then we’ll consider the recruitment process later on.” Knight said he has enjoyed working with Young, “and (I) wish him well in whatever his new endeavor is.” Young, 56, replaced Paul Famulari as chief, and previously served more than 20 years with the Brunswick Police DeSee page 19

Brunswick skateboarders feel loss of parks By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling BRUNSWICK — Dillon Cassidy was skateboarding on Jordan Street when he had the close call. Cassidy, 11, said he didn’t see

the vehicle until the last moment, because he was focused on avoiding the path of another car. “I heard the car coming, and it screeched to a stop,” Cassidy

said this week. “It was only a couple feet from me.” When he recognized the danger he was in, Cassidy was incapable of stopping the skateboard’s momentum, and so he

took other action. “I jumped off the board. If I didn’t jump off, I probably would have fallen off and he probably wouldn’t have seen me,” he said.

He emerged from the incident without a scratch, but it could have been much worse. Parents and others say the See page 19

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar ................17 Classifieds .....................22 Community Calendar.....17

Meetings ........................17 Obituaries ......................12 Opinion ............................7 Out & About ...................16

People & Business ........15 Police Beat ....................10 Real Estate ....................27 Sports ............................13

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Despite cost, police station will have exterior sally port By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling BRUNSWICK — Town leaders want an exterior sally port in the new police station, but they may not be able to pay for it, a representative of the architectural firm handling the project warned Tuesday. “I would caution you ... I don’t think we can hit that five-and-a-half million dollar target by keeping the sally port as an extension,” Jeffrey Shaw, of Donham & Sweeney Architects, told the Police Station Building Committee. A sally port is a fortified entrance, in which officers can remove handcuffed suspects from their vehicles in a controlled environment that minimizes the risk of injury or escape. The first design presented to the commit-

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tee had an estimated cost of $7.2 million, far more than the $5.5 million budget that had been established. To come in closer to budget, the building size was reduced, and various features were eliminated. One cost-saving adjustment was moving the sally port inside the building. The project estimate remains $211,000 above the budget. Shaw expressed confidence that the overrun could be squeezed out of the project costs, but he said that adding another $120,000 feature wouldn’t be possible. Town Council Chairwoman Joanne King,

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The latest working draft of a new police station in Brunswick includes a hip roof design, which allows the building to be moved closer to the street. The final design may also include an exterior sally port.

Legislators say they didn’t know about Brunswick TIF bill By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling BRUNSWICK — Area legislators said they had nothing to do with a piece of proposed legislation that recently angered town leaders. “I had no knowledge of legislation ... and am very disappointed the governor’s office did not inform us, as it would harm Brunswick dramatically,” state Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, D-Brunswick, said. The legislation, which was introduced to the State Appropriations Committee on March 30, would have established a revenue split between Brunswick and the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Au-

thority. Had the bill passed, 80 percent of the money from a Tax Increment Finance district would have gone to MRRA for the purpose of redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Town leaders cried foul, claiming that the bill was an attempt to run roughshod over negotiations between MRRA and the town. State officials said that the bill was an effort to ensure that the former Navy base, now known as Brunswick Landing, and a handful of other former military sites around the state receive the funding necessary for a robust redevelopment process. George Gervais, who introduced the

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legislation in his role as commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, said he produced the bill after consulting with the LePage administration and the office of the attorney general. Legislators said they weren’t informed about the bill until after it was defeated. “I had no prior knowledge of that provision in the change package, nor was I asked for any input into it,” Rep. Charles Priest, D-Brunswick, said last week.

Correction In last week’s Page 1 story about Brunswick shooting ranges, a quote attributed to Michael Laskey should have said “In the past I have endured six hours of shooting on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.” 4-16-12 to 4-22-12

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3-year contract with Brunswick teachers includes pay hike By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling BRUNSWICK — The School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract that includes pay increases for school employees. Under the previous two-year contract, the Brunswick Education Association had agreed to a one-year freeze in wages. All three years of the contract contain

regular step increases. In addition, employees will receive salary increases of 1.57 percent in year one, 1.99 percent in year two, and 0.9 percent in year three. The raises amount to an average of 1.49 percent per year. Board members approved the deal after discussing it during a closed-door executive session on April 11.

Hongoltz-Hetling earns Pulitzer Prize finalist nomination FALMOUTH — Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, who joined the staff of The Forecaster last month, was named Monday as a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work at the Advertiser Democrat in Norway. Hongoltz-Hetling and A.M. Sheehan, editor of the Advertiser Democrat, were nominated for what Pulitzer jurors called “their tenacious exposure of disgraceful conditions in federally-supported housing in a small rural community that, within hours, triggered a state investigation.” Sheehan and Hongoltz-Hetling were also named finalists this week for the national Michael Kelly Award, and previously received a national George Polk Award for their series on subsidized housing. “I’m shocked,” Hongoltz-Hetling said Monday, “but I’m also glad the Pulitzers recognize the important role that a small, weekly newspaper can play.” Hongoltz-Hetling, 38, now covers Brunswick and Harpswell for The Forecaster. The Forecaster and Advertiser Democrat are both owned by Lewistonbased Sun Media Group. Hongoltz-Hetling joined the Advertiser Democrat in 2010, and previously was

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editor and publisher of a small daily newspaper at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Pulitzer Prizes are awarded annually at Columbia University in New York. The 2012 Pulitzer for Local Reporting was awarded to Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News staff, Harrisburg, Pa., for revealing and covering the Penn State University sex scandal involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky. Also nominated as finalists for Local Reporting were staff members of California Watch, founded by the Center for Investigative Reporting, Berkeley, for a probe of deficient earthquake protection in the construction of public schools across the state.

Perzanoski also outlined the other significant changes under the agreement. “We have some changes in language under reduction in force,” he said.”... We need to change retiree hire options to meet new state statutes.” In addition, said Perzanoski, there will be some changes to the education requirements for teachers. “The requirement for the completion of the masters degree in eight years after hire has been removed,” he said. Perzanoski also noted that the salary scale for nurses will now be the same as the existing salary scale for teachers. Board Chairman James Grant thanked Perzanoski and the BEA for their roles in the negotiations. He singled out the BEA for “helping us to agree to some of the language and showing us some other alternatives.” Matt Hongoltz-Hetling can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or matthh@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @hh_matt.

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After the vote, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski praised the teachers union. “I want to thank the BEA for all their work and diligence with this,” he said. “I think this contract is indicative of the collaboration that has happened historically.” Perzanoski also said the contract would support a high-quality education for the School Department’s students. “I think that it also will make our district continue to be competitive in hiring the best possible teachers to come and work in Brunswick,” Perzanoski said. The contract also establishes a split between employees and the department for health insurance co-pays. For all three years, employees will pay 15 percent of their co-pay, while the School Department will pay the remaining 85 percent, Perzanoski said. The board also voted unanimously to grant a retirement incentive to John Paige, principal at Robert P. T. Coffin Elementary School.

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Topsham planners back tighter restriction on sale of fireworks By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — The Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to change its recommendation about where consumer fireworks should be sold. The board now supports restricting the use of fireworks to the Topsham Fair Mall area, instead of allowing fireworks in several parts of town. The Board of Selectmen, which sent the matter back to the Planning Board April 5, was scheduled to hold a public hearing Thursday on ordinances concerning the use and sale of fireworks. Topsham residents will vote on those rules on June 12. Proposed ordinance language governing the sale of fireworks had originally allowed their conditional use in five

town zones. But selectmen earlier this month expressed a desire to restrict sales to the Mixed Use Commercial Zone, but decided to first seek another recommendation from the Planning Board. Selectmen on Thursday were expected to amend the language to reflect the Planning Board’s new recommendation. The MUC Zone includes the Topsham Fair Mall and Park Drive, but does not include businesses with frontage on Route 196. The two June 12 ballot questions each present three choices. The first question asks about the sale of consumer fireworks, while the second involves fireworks use. Voters will be asked to pick one of the three options in each question. Question 1A asks whether the town

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should “neither regulate nor prohibit the sale of consumer fireworks and therefore permit the sale of consumer fireworks in accordance with state law?” Question 2A asks the same thing, but in respect to the use of consumer fireworks. Question 1B asks voters if they want to enact a zoning ordinance regulating fireworks sales; 1C asks whether an ordinance prohibiting those sales should be enacted. The second and third parts of Question 2 also involve ordinances to either regulate fireworks use, or ban it. Selectmen voted last December to take no action on a fireworks ordinance until it could develop language for Town

Meeting. The board opted last month to instead send the matter to referendum. Consumer fireworks are currently legal in Topsham under the state law that took effect Jan. 1. An online town survey posted late last year, seeking input from residents about local fireworks regulations, drew mixed results. Respondents voted 105-104 that Topsham should not prohibit the sale, and 95-91 that the town should ban the use. The Board of Selectmen was also scheduled Thursday to hold a public hearing on items to go on the May 16 Town Meeting warrant. Among other things, Town Meeting will vote on the fiscal 2013 budget. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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the major complaint Cubans have about the American version of the game. “They believe they’re fundamentally more sound,” Wells said. “They think Americans just want to hit home runs.” In short, Wells said, a Cuban player is more invested in the team concept than individual success, an outlook that reflects the socialist way of life for Cuban citizens. A Cuban player will pay more attention to the smaller details that contribute to team success, even if they don’t allow the individual to rack up big statistics. The Cuban approach to the game is so different that Cubans have a unique name for it. “They call it ‘pelota,’ which means ball,” Wells said. “They do that as a distinguishing name between the way they play it and the way we play it here.” Another major difference is the rate of pay for Cuban baseball stars, which also

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BATH — An cooking class that uses local food will be held in the kitchen of Now You’re Cooking, 49 Front St., from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24. The class is being offered by Local Farms-Local Food, a collaboration between the Brunswick-Topsham and Kennebec Estuary land trusts. Aaron Park, chef/owner at Henry and Marty in Brunswick, will use in-season ingredients from Farm Fresh Connection, a Freeport food distributor, to prepare a meal for participants. The class is $40 per adult and $70 per couple. Call Mary Milam at 443-1402 or visit acooksemporium.com/calendar.php to register.

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Bath group encourages adults to return to bicycling By Alex Lear BATH — Your destination is a mile away; should you get in your car or hop on your bike? The people behind an upcoming sixweek “Rediscover Cycling” course hope you’ll choose the latter, given strides to make Bath more bicycle friendly. “One of the things I hope people will get out of it is a sense of the utility of the

bicycle as a means of transportation, not just as recreation,” Robert McChesney, chairman of the Bath Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, said Tuesday. Often, he added, the cyclist is portrayed as someone young, wearing spandex, racing along the road. But McChesney’s committee and other groups are trying to convey that cycling can be a cost-saving tool if substituted for driving a motor

vehicle on errands within a mile or two away. The Bath Parks & Recreation Department is working with the Bath Area Family YMCA and Bicycle Coalition of Maine to offer the course, which will run from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 25 to May 30. The $20 registration fee includes a tool kit; call the YMCA at 443-4112 or the Parks & Recreation

Department at 443-8360 to register. The course is geared toward adults who can ride a bike, but haven’t been on one in a while. It covers areas such as rules of the road as they pertain to bicycles, safe riding strategies and bike repair and maintenance. The class wraps up with two on-the-road lessons.

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from level to level, and when they complete the necessary tasks in one environment, they’ll shift to a different set of challenges. The way you do in a video game. Maybe all those hours spent with controllers in their hands won’t end up being a complete waste of time. It’s like ashes in my mouth to admit that, but there you are. Millions of other people will be working all over the world, but virtually. The information economy is going to be huge. It has already destabilized the concept of intellectual property. Sometimes it seems like my son’s generation believes in a bastardized version of Marxism: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his ability to block pirates.” Illegal downloads are a relatively insignificant but easy example to visualize. The more significant shift is in the wholesale theft of technology. Companies try to steal other companies’ secrets. Nations launch millions of cyber attacks every day trying access to information that will give them an edge. What seems like chaos and illegality to me is really just a shift in the paradigm to the next generation, the creation of a new reality. Damn. Sounds like one of those endless explanations of video games Bobby tried to give me every day when I was driving him to school. I didn’t understand it then, either. Sometimes he would just look at me and sigh. I’m not sure I’m up to being patronized by an entire generation. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at mikelangworthy@me.com.

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Brunswick budget priorities misplaced First we heard that the police station in Brunswick was going to cost $7 million. Now we hear the cost will be $5.5 million. How can the town of Brunswick justify spending this type of money on a police station during these economic times? I would much rather see our town spending money on education. These children are our future, and every time there are cuts to education, we are taking opportunities away from them. Lisa Lounsbury Brunswick

Maine tax policy unfair to horticulture Despite numerous legislative efforts over the past 10-plus years (which have all had support by the Legislature), the Appropriations Committee has again refused to accommodate the inclusion of horticulture in the definition of agriculture within the Maine state sales tax code as part of the governor’s supplemental budget recommendations. In doing so, the choice is made to continue forward with a punitive and unjust double taxation policy – for our industry

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and for our customers. Virtually all other manufacturers of product are protected from this in the current law. We must pay sales taxes on the goods used to produce our plants and then charge our customers another sales tax when they purchase. It is quite plain and simply unfair policy. It is time that the State of Maine stepped up to do the right thing. Every other state in the nation as well as the Federal government recognizes that growing plants is a form of agriculture in statutory regulations of this kind. Succeeding in small business is challenge enough in Maine. For over 60 years we have managed to sustain and grow a family owned business which is valued by our customers and supports three generations of our family as well as valued employees. Petunias are “agriculture” as much as other crops and should be fairly treated as such by the Maine State government. Thomas A. Estabrook, Estabrook’s Garden Centers Yarmouth, Scarborough & Kennebunk

Choose schools over lower taxes I am a retiree who has lived in Brunswick for the past 11 years. I live in a neighborhood of young families who have high regard for the education their children receive in Brunswick. A number of teachers also live in my neighborhood, teachers who are concerned about doing the best for their students as they struggle with the effects of past budget cuts and the threat of future cuts. I volunteer at Harriet Beecher Stowe

Elementary School. Because of the closure of Jordan Acres school, classrooms are full to overflowing, with little room for teachers’ resources. If you haven’t already, stroll through the halls of HBS. You’ll see classrooms crowded with students engaged in their work. And, you’ll see on the walls amazing art work by the students. You’ll also see teachers dedicated to providing the best education possible for each and every student. It would be a shame to give the schools of Brunswick less to work with than they have now. As a senior citizen, I am grateful for the education made possible by those before me. Therefore I ask you to please present a school budget that does not skimp on what we need to sustain or even improve the education for this and future generations. It is my turn to support the education of the children in my neighborhood and throughout Brunswick. All of us need to take responsibility for the future of our community, even if it means an increase in property taxes. Anne Brookes Brunswick

Tax policy for Web businesses is unfair Say what you will about Gov. LePage, but when it comes to his support of the Marketplace Fairness Act, he’s right on the money. For too long, small businesses like ours have endured a severe competitive disadvantage when it comes to tax policy. While we’re required to charge state sales tax on every sporting good we

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sell, our Web-based competitors are not. That’s like giving a runner a five-second head start at a track meet. It’s blatantly unfair and doesn’t even come close to passing the straight-face test. Unfortunately, a number of powerful, well-funded Internet retailers present a formidable lobbying machine. Sensing a threat to their long-enjoyed (yet patently unfair) competitive advantage, they’re vigorously fighting Congress’ attempt to bring equality to the market. That’s why I’m urging my fellow Mainers, especially other small business owners, to follow Gov. LePage’s lead by supporting the Marketplace Fairness Act. If enough of us contact Sens. Snowe and Collins and voice our support, then there’s a chance David can defeat Goliath once more. Jennifer Johnson Johnson’s Sporting Goods Brunswick

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Last week I attended the opening of Angus King’s U.S. Senate campaign headquarters. The energy and enthusiasm was absolutely awe inspiring. While Mainers can often be counted upon to select independent and thoughtful leaders, it is only once in a generation that we are lucky enough to get an Angus King. I have seen, and occasionally supported, many leaders over the last 40 years, but it was not until this week that I witnessed so many people being so deeply moved by Angus King’s thought-provoking discussion of the state of our economy, the wasteful partisanship in Congress and the genuine issues confronted by Abraham Lincoln and other great American leaders. The people of Maine have a history of sending people to Congress who exhibit outstanding independent thought, deep integrity, and careful examination of the issues. In Angus King, we have a champion. David A. Soley Freeport

Americans love violence. We love stock car races and their inevitable crashes. We love football and its inevitable big hits. We love hunting and hockey and fights, guns, murders and wars. Of course, most of us don’t take part in this mayhem. We are just spectators, remote yet riveted. Our own lives are not violent, but vicarious lives are. And much of the violence we see isn’t even real. It’s violence in movies and on television and in video games. American are armchair thrill seekers. Last year I was The Universal visiting a relative who suggested we watch an episode of “Dexter,” a Showtime series whose hero catches serial killers because he is a serial killer himself. We hardly got through the credits before I started to feel sick and left the room. I had much the same reaction to the film “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” I kept watching because I couldn’t Edgar Allen Beem believe that the sadistic violence could get any worse, but it did. Now I’m told that I probably won’t be able to stomach “The Killing,” an AMC series about the search for a child killer. Like “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Killing” comes to us from Scandinavia. I thought the Danes and Swedes were a civil people. I think of my revulsion in the face of gratuitous violence every time I pick up the paper or turn on the news and learn of the latest homicidal shooting in a schoolyard or workplace, the latest vigilante shooting or racist rampage. What the sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach reminds me is that we all contain the seeds of violence. The best explanation I have found for the evil men

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do is the Buddha’s concept of seeds of consciousness. Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the only truly holy person I have ever met, writes this in “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching”: “The Buddha said that in the depths of our store consciousness ... there are all kinds of positive and negative seeds, seeds of anger, delusion, and fear, and seeds of understanding, compassion, and forgiveness. ... The practice is to refrain from watering the negative seeds in us.” Watching violence waters negative seeds. I’m sure someone will write to cite a study with conclusive proof that violence on television does not beget real violence. I used to believe that, too. I played with toy guns as a boy and I didn’t grow up to be gun crazy. But I have watched now over 50 years how American culture has become coarser and cruder, less civil and, yes, more violent, and I have concluded that we are simply watering too many negative seeds. It is raining violence and pornography and celebrity and greed and prejudice. Our books, our films, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers and magazines bombard us with violence because they are reflections of our culture. We have become numb, shocked, inured, anesthetized. I sometimes think that young people who commit violent acts don’t ever understand their reality, their finality. Violence is a game. It’s normal. The antidote is to water the positive seeds, the seeds of peace, love, compassion, selflessness. The practice must be to refrain from watering so many negative seeds. Every act of violence is ultimately a failure on someone’s part to comprehend the miracle of life. We must stop the rain. 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/120040

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Bath arrests 4/14 at 2:23 a.m. Derek Tyler, 22, of Indian Run Estates, Dresden, was arrested by Officer Ted Raedel on Route 1 in Woolwich on a charge of unlawful trafficking in Schedule Z drugs.

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to appear in court on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated criminal mischief. 4/11 at 1:25 a.m. Connor J. Toothaker, 19, of Bridge Street, Topsham,was arrested on Elm Street by Officer Kristian Oberg on charges of violating probation, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and consuming liquor as a minor. 4/13 at 6:08 p.m. Nathan G. Kane, 28, of Smokehouse Road, Harpswell, was arrested by Patrol Officer Patrick R. Scott on charges of operating while license is suspended or revoked and violating condition of release. 4/14 at 12:38 a.m. Adam T. Emmons, 28, of Poland Road, Freeport, was arrested by Officer Daniel A. Sylvain on Maine Street on a warrant and a probation hold. 4/14 at 2:25 a.m. Jake Cloutier, 20, of Augusta, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Patrol Officer Patrick R. Scott on a charge of operating under the influence. 4/14 at 8:29 a.m. Lena A. Pelkey, 44, Brunswick, was arrested on Bath Road by Officer Jonathan O'Connor on charges of possession of hypodermic apparatuses, violating a condition of release, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and possession of marijuana. 4/14 at 8:29 a.m. Kayla Thompson, 23, of Topsham, was arrested on Bath Road by Officer Jonathan O'Connor on a charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. 4/15 at 12:07 a.m. Jennifer Lynn Doucette, 27, of Pleasant Street, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Officer Patrick Scott on a warrant. 4/15 at 3:07 p.m. Timothy Bud Nadeau, 35, of Ford Fair Lane, Harpswell, was arrested on two warrants by Detective Gregory Mears on Elm Street.

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from previous page 4/14 at 2:32 p.m. Angus F. Laughlin, 28, of Eagles Nest Drive, Freeport, was issued a summons by Marine Resources Officer Paul J. Plummer at the Pejepscot Fish Park on River Road on charges of possession of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

Wrong room, wrong time 4/14 at 8:29 a.m. When officers arrived at the Day's Inn, they were trying to recover a four-wheeler for a man who said that his son had taken it without permission. They entered a room thinking they would find the man's son; instead, they came across Lena A. Pelkey, 44, of Brunswick, and her niece, Kayla Thompson, 23, of Sandy Acres Drive in Topsham. Pelkey was out on a conditional bail that stipulated she wasn't to use drugs or alcohol, but police found prescription drugs, bongs and hypodermic needles in the room. Both women were arrested.

Crime tip 4/14 at 1:12 a.m. Four officers responded to a call at Creekside Village on Baribeau Drive from a taxi driver who reported he had been stiffed on his taxi fare of $6. When officers confronted the customer, he said that it had been a mistake. He not only paid the fare, but added a $3 tip. Officers reported the customer appeared to be intoxicated.

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Obituaries Eugene B. Leask, 69: Courageous, humorous and positive HARPSWELL — Eugene B. Leask. 69, died April 12 at his home surrounded by many family members. Leask was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Bath, the son of Bertram and Hattie Webber Leask. He was a 1960 graduate of Morse High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Calcaterra from 1960 to 1963. He worked for 31 years at Bath Iron Works in various positions, retiring in 1994 as a systems analyst. He then worked as a sexton Leask and clerical treasurer for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick. In the following years Leask worked with his son, Robert, in the woodworking, carpentry and home improvement business. He always did what needed to be done without being asked. In his younger years Leask was a member of the Morse High School Rifle Club and was awarded the Expert Rifleman Medal. He was also involved in JV basketball, intramural basketball and went on to coach a championship Little League team and midget league basketball team. Leask’s primary passion was his family, friends and loved ones. He enjoyed dancing and was a member of the Sage Swingers Square and Round Dance Club. He also loved golf, fishing and anything to do with the sea. He had a quietly adventurous spirit and loved travelling with family and friends to many parts of the world. He is survived by the love of his life, Linda Ann Bohan, and her family; his children, Anne Leask of Bath, Robert Leask of Dresden, Joseph Leask and his wife, Misty, and their three children Joey, Daniel and Amber, Melissa Leask of Lisbon and April Benner of Bowdoin and her four children, Tyler, Tim, Kaiden and Isabella; six cousins and their spouses and families; and a vast network of special friends from Maine to California. The family would like to express their thanks and deepest appreciation for the care Leask received from the medical and nursing staff of Mid Coast Hospital, Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice.

A celebration of Leask’s life will be held at 3 p.m. April 28 at Linda’s home in Harpswell. Donations can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

Virginia M. Ambrose, 91 WEST BATH — Virginia M. Ambrose, 91, died April 15 at Mid Coast Hospital with her family by her side. She was born July 18, 1920, in Bath, the daughter of Albert and Helen Reno Sr., and attended local schools. She worked as a housekeeper for many years at New Meadow Motel. She loved family gatherings, going to yard sales and was an avid NASCAR fan. Ambrose was predeceased by her first husband, Erwin E. Whorff; her second husband, Donald C. Ambrose; a son, Donald Whorff Sr.; brothers Albert, Phillip and Arthur Reno; and sister Mrs. Chester Swain Sr. She is survived by her sons, William J. Whorff Sr. and his wife, Sandra, of West Bath, Chester D. Ambrose of Bath; daughter Arlene and her husband, John Coffman, of Sandusky, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a very special nephew, Elzear Reno of West Bath. At her request, there will be no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Lucy Scesa, 98 BRUNSWICK — Lucy Scesa, 98, died April 14 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth. She was born in New York City on June 8, 1913, daughter of Joseph and Lucia Piciulo Lovallo, and attended schools in New York City. Scesa was a drapery maker and seamstress most of her life and also later worked at Gimbels Department Store. After living in New York City all her life she moved Scesa to Portland in 2000 and recently moved to Brunswick. In addition to sewing she enjoyed reading and playing cards. She especially enjoyed going to Foxwoods and Atlantic

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City to play the slot machines. She was predeceased by her husband, Olindo Scesa; sister, Catherine Clark; and grandson, Thomas Scesa. She is survived by her son, Richard Scesa, and his wife, Patricia, of Harpswell; grandchildren Ann Marie Saito and her husband, Ghen, of New Jersey, Robert Scesa and his wife, Joanne, of New Jersey, Jennifer Duckles and her husband, Ben, of Philadelphia, Kevin Scesa and his wife, Lauren, of Philadelphia, and Michelle Scesa of Boston; and nine greatgrandchildren. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. April 20 at the Brackett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. April 21 at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland. Donations in Scesa’s memory can be made to the Maine Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route #1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Paul Tito Pecci, 90 BATH — Paul Tito Pecci, 90, died April 2. Pecci was born Jan. 17, 1922, to Tito and Erminia Pecci. He attended Bath schools until seventh grade when he began working at the Bath Opera House as a projecPecci tionist. It was there where he met his future wife, Phyllis Dennett, working at the candy counter making popcorn. In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army and served as a motion picture projectionist where he earned two ribbons and two medals. In December 1945 he was honorably discharged. On July 22, 1946, he married Phyllis and they lived most of their lives together in Bath in the house where he was born. Pecci worked as the head machine mechanic at Congress Sportswear until he retired. He was an avid animal lover, especially of cats and birds. He had his own flock of pigeons which he fed daily. He was a member of the Elks Club in Bath for over 44 years. His daily routine led him to the Galley Restaurant for cof-

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The Forecaster’s spring sports preview Spring came early this year with stunning high temperatures that corresponded with the start of practice. While the mercury has returned to normal, there’s

little doubt that it’s time for a new season and it promises to be thrilling once again. Whether your sport is baseball, softball, lacrosse, track or tennis, the next

two months will produce drama and triumph in abundance. Enjoy an opportunity to get outside once more.

Morse Shipbuilders spring sports schedule BASEBALL Fri., April 20 H OAK HILL

Brunswick Dragons spring schedules

Mon., April 23 @ Leavitt Wed., April 25 H GARDINER Fri., April 27 H MARANACOOK Mon., April 30 @ Lincoln

BASEBALL

Tues., May 1 @ Waterville

Fri., April 20 @ Bangor

Fri., May 4 H BELFAST

Mon., April 23 H LEWISTON

Mon., May 7 H NOKOMIS

Wed., April 25 @ Erskine

Wed., May 9 H OCEANSIDE

Fri., April 27 H EL

Fri., May 11 @ MCI

Mon., April 30 H CONY

Mon, May 14 @ Mt. View

Tues., May 1 @ Oxford Hills

Wed,. May 16 H MEDOMAK

Fri., May 4 H MT. ARARAT

Fri., May 18 @ Winslow

Wed., May 9 @ Lewiston

Wed., May 23 H CAMDEN

Fri., May 11 H MESSALONSKEE Mon, May 14 H ERSKINE Wed,. May 16 @ EL Sat,. May 19 H BREWER

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C.J. Hardin is a top pitcher for Morse this spring.

Fri., May 25 @ Oak Hill

Fri., May 4 H BRUNSWICK

Tues., May 29 @ Maranacook

Tues., May 8 H EL

SOFTBALL

Thurs., May 10 H GARDINER

Fri., April 20 H OAK HILL

Tues., May 15 @ Brunswick

Mon., April 23 @ Leavitt

Thurs., May 17 H CONY

Tues., May 29 @ Mt. Blue

Wed., April 25 H GARDINER

Tues., May 22 H MT. ARARAT Thurs., May 24 @ Messalonskee

SOFTBALL

Fri., April 27 H MARANACOOK Mon., April 30 @ Lincoln

Tues., May 29 @ Gardiner

Tues., May 1 @ Waterville

OUTDOOR TRACK

Mon., May 21 @ Cony Wed., May 23 H OXFORD HILLS

Fri., April 20 @ Bangor Mon., April 23 H LEWISTON

Fri., May 4 H BELFAST

Wed., April 25 @ Erskine

Mon., May 7 H NOKOMIS

Fri., April 27 H EL

Wed., May 9 H OCEANSIDE

Mon., April 30 H CONY

Fri., May 11 @ MCI

Tues., May 1 @ Oxford Hills

Mon, May 14 @ Mt. View

Fri., May 4 H MT. ARARAT Wed., May 9 @ Lewiston Fri., May 11 H MESSALONSKEE

Wed,. May 16 H MEDOMAK FIle Photo

Suzannah Smith and her teammates hope to make it back to the Class A state final this spring.

Mon, May 14 H ERSKINE Mon., April 30 @ Mt. Ararat

Mon., May 7 H BREWER

Sat,. May 19 H BREWER

Thurs. May 3 H LEWISTON

Thurs., May 10 @ Messalonskee

Mon., May 21 @ Cony

Fri., May 4 @ Morse

Fri., May 11 @ Lewiston

Wed., May 23 H OXFORD HILLS

Tues., May 8 @ Camden Hills

Tues., May 15 @ EL

Tues., May 29 @ Mt. Blue

Thurs., May 10 @ Cony

Wed,. May 16 H MT. BLUE

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Tues., May 15 H MORSE

Fri., May 18 H ERSKINE

Thurs., May 17 @ Messalonskee

Mon., May 21 @ Mt. Ararat

Tues., May 22 H GARDINER

GIRLS’ TENNIS

Fri., April 27 H LEWISTON Tues., May 1 @ Cony

Wed., May 23 H CAMDEN Fri., May 25 @ Oak Hill

Wed,. May 16 @ EL

Fri., April 20 H MT. ARARAT

Fri., May 18 @ Winslow

Thurs., May 24 H MT. ARARAT

Tues., May 29 @ Maranacook

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Fri., May 4 @ Gardiner

Wed., April 25 @ EL

Sat., May 12 @ Mtn. Valley

Fri., May 11 H MESSALONSKEE

Sat., May 26 @ KVAC meet

Mon., April 30 H ERSKINE

Mon., May 14 H EL

Mon., May 21 H ST. DOM’S

Sat., June 2 CLASS A STATE MEET

Fri., May 4 @ Mt. Ararat

Wed., May 23 @ Oak Hill

BOYS’ TENNIS

Mon., May 7 @ Brewer

Fri., May 25 @ Camden Hills

Fri., April 27 @ Mt. Blue

Tues., April 24 H MESSALONSKEE

Mon., April 30 @ Erskine

Thurs., April 26 @ Gardiner

Fri., May 4 H MT. ARARAT

Tues., May 15 H EL Wed., May 16 H MT. BLUE Fri., May 18 @ Erskine Mon., May 21 H MT. ARARAT

Fri., May 4 H OAK HILL Mon., May 7 @ Camden Hills Wed., May 9 H OCEANSIDE

Mon., May 21 @ Winslow.

Tues., May 1 H CAMDEN

Wed,. May 16 H MT. BLUE

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Tues., May 1 H GARDINER

Fri., May 18 H WATERVILLE

Wed., May 9 H LINCOLN

Fri., May 11 H LEWISTON

Mon., April 30 @ Maranacook

Fri., April 27 H MARANACOOK

Fri., April 27 @ Mt. Blue

Wed., April 25 H EL

Fri., April 27 H LINCOLN

Wed,. May 16 H BELFAST

OUTDOOR TRACK

Fri., May 25 H CONY

Wed., April 25 @ Medomak

Wed., April 25 @ St. Dom’s

Mon., April 23 @ Lewiston

Thurs., May 10 H MESSALONSKEE

Mon., April 23 @ Oak Hill

Mon., May 14 @ MCI

Wed., May 9 H OXFORD HILLS

Mon., April 23 H LEWISTON

BOYS’ TENNIS

Tues., April 24 H GARDINER

Tues., May 29 H CONY

Wed., May 23 @ Lewiston

Sat., June 2 CLASS B STATE MEET

Fri., April 20 @ Lincoln

Fri., May 4 @ EL

Wed,. May 16 @ Mt. Ararat

Sat., May 26 @ KVAC meet

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

GIRLS’ TENNIS Mon., April 23 H OAK HILL Wed., April 25 H MEDOMAK Fri., April 27 @ Lincoln Mon., April 30 H MARANACOOK Tues., May 1 @ Gardiner Fri., May 4 @ Oak Hill Mon., May 7 H CAMDEN Wed., May 9 @ Oceanside

Tues., April 24 @ Cony

Mon., May 14 H MCI

Thurs., April 26 @ Mt. Ararat

Wed., May 16 @ Belfast

Mon., April 30 H MESSALONSKEE

Fri., May 18 @ Waterville

Thurs. May 3 @ Lincoln

Mon., May 21 H WINSLOW


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Mt. Ararat Eagles spring schedules BASEBALL Wed., April 18 H BRUNSWICK Fri., April 20 H MT. BLUE Wed., April 25 @ Cony Fri., April 27 H LEWISTON Mon., April 30 H ERSKINE Tues., May 1 @ EL Fri., May 4 @ Brunswick Mon., May 7 H OXFORD HILLS Fri., May 11 @ Hampden Mon, May 14 H CONY Wed,. May 16 @ Lewiston Fri., May 18 H SKOWHEGAN Mon., May 21 @ Erskine Wed., May 23 H EL Fri., May 25 @ Oxford Hills Tues., May 29 @ Lawrence

SOFTBALL Wed., April 18 H BRUNSWICK Fri., April 20 H MT. BLUE Wed., April 25 @ Cony Fri., April 27 H LEWISTON Mon., April 30 H ERSKINE Tues., May 1 @ EL Fri., May 4 @ Brunswick

Mon., May 7 H OXFORD HILLS Fri., May 11 @ Hampden Mon, May 14 H CONY Wed,. May 16 @ Lewiston Fri., May 18 H SKOWHEGAN Mon., May 21 @ Erskine Wed., May 23 H EL Fri., May 25 @ Oxford Hills Tues., May 29 @ Lawrence

BOYS’ LACROSSE Fri., April 13 H MESSALONSKEE Fri., April 20 @ Brunswick Tues., April 24 H LEWISTON Sat,. April 28 @ Cony Tues., May 1 H EL Fri., May 4 @ Oxford Hills Wed., May 9 @ Messalonskee Wed,. May 16 H BRUNSWICK Sat., May 19 @ Lewiston Tues., May 22 H CONY Fri., May 25 @ EL Tues., May 29 H OXFORD HILLS

GIRLS’ LACROSSE Fri., April 20 H CONY Tues., April 24 @ Gardiner

Thurs., April 26 H MORSE Mon., April 30 H BRUNSWICK Thurs. May 3 @ Oxford Hills Tues., May 8 H OCEANSIDE Thurs., May 10 H MESSALONSKEE Tues., May 15 @ Cony Thurs., May 17 H GARDINER Tues., May 22 @ Morse Thurs., May 24 @ Brunswick Tues., May 29 @ Messalonskee

OUTDOOR TRACK Sat., May 26 @ KVAC meet Sat., June 2 CLASS A STATE MEET

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BOYS’ TENNIS Mon., April 23 H MT. BLUE Wed., April 25 @ Erskine Fri., April 27 H EL Mon., April 30 @ Lewiston Fri., May 4 @ Brunswick Mon., May 7 H BANGOR Thurs., May 10 @ Hampden Fri., May 11 @ Mt. Blue Mon., May 14 H ERSKINE Wed,. May 16 @ EL

Mallory Nelson and the Mt. Ararat softball team are ready to compete this spring.

Fri., May 18 H LEWISTON Mon., May 21 H BRUNSWICK

GIRLS’ TENNIS Mon., April 23 H MT. BLUE Wed., April 25 H ERSKINE Fri., April 27 @ EL Mon., April 30 @ Lewiston

Former Brunswick lax star to play with Cannons Former Brunswick High standout and current Hebron Academy varsity boys’ lacrosse head coach Owen “Kit” Smith has joined the Major League Lacrosse’s Boston Cannons roster after being selected during an open tryout in March. Smith is currently playing with the team at training camp and hopes to earn a full-time spot on the squad after camp concludes in the coming weeks. The MLL is the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league with the Boston Cannons as one of the founding franchises.

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Fri., May 4 H BRUNSWICK Mon., May 7 @ Bangor Thurs., May 10 H HAMPDEN Fri., May 11 @ Mt. Blue Mon., May 14 @ Erskine Wed., May 16 H EL Fri., May 18 H LEWISTON Mon., May 21 @ Brunswick

Roundup Joanne P. McCallie book signing upcoming

One-time Brunswick High standout, former University of Maine women’s basketball coach and current Duke University women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie will sign copies of her book, “Choice not Chance,” Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Brunswick Golf Course. FMI, nancyrod@gwi.net.

Local players make girls’ lax Maine team roster

Brunswick’s Dakota Foster and Mt. Ararat’s Cat Johnson made the Maine girls’ lacrosse team roster. The squad will compete in the U.S. Women’s Division National Lacrosse Tournament in Long Island, N.Y., during Memorial Day weekend.

Coaches vs. Cancer benefit games upcoming

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Expansion

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies in Yarmouth recently expanded its corporate headquarters. The expansion was completed on the heels of the company’s twelfth consecutive year of recordbreaking sales.

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Appointments Scarborough Land Trust has named Kathy Mills as its new executive director. She comes to Scarborough Land Trust from the Maine Audubon where she directed the grants program for seven years. Dr. Michael Pleacher recently accompanied the U.S. Ski Team as team physician to the FIS Cross Country World Cup Final Races in Sweden. PORTopera recently welcomed Anthony Fratianne and Alfine Nathalie to their board. Both are participants in the Institute for Civic Leadership Emerging Leaders Program.

Awards Portland Education Foundation was recently awarded 12 grants to fund projects throughout the district. Hall Elementary School was awarded a grant to help students and their families build libraries at home. The project targets struggling readers who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and those whose first language is not English. Longfellow Elementary was awarded a grant to help students conduct water quality studies on Baxter Wood Pond, the ponds at Evergreen Cemetery and the pond in the Longfellow School Garden. Lyseth Elementary used their grant to bring in a Chewonki animal presentation to help students learn about adaptations. West School partnered with ArtVan to bring therapeutic art workshops to its elementary students. King Middle School

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used its grant to fund the school’s Early Risers Book Group which meets weekly to discuss modern and traditional classics. Lincoln’s grant will educate students and the greater community about historically significant sites within Evergreen Cemetery. Lyman Moore is using their grant to fund equipment for eighth grade physical science activities. The school will also use funds to bring Paige Hernandez to the school for a performance of poetry, hip hop, visual arts, and live music; she will also give two workshops for students. Casco Bay High School is purchasing cameras to allow ninth grade art and biology students to record seasonal changes, use photos to help identify plants and create photo files on their computers. Deering High School’s grant will help fund the construction of twelve indoor estuaries. PATHS will use their grant to construct compost bins for the students to use. Finally, American composer, conductor and educator Gunther Schuller will present a workshop at the Portland Public Schools’ All-City Orchestra performance.

New Hires Jessica May was recently hired as curator of contemporary and modern art at the Portland Museum of Art. She will be responsible for overseeing the interpretation and development of the museum’s contemporary and modern art collection, including annual exhibitions, the Biennial and the Circa series. May will join the staff in June. Northeast Laboratory Services recently hired Suzanne Pillsbury Lacognata as its new business development officer in the environmental and food safety division. She graduated from the University of Maine Orono with a bachelor’s degree in business and was enrolled in the botany sciences program at Connecticut College. She is a certified master gardener. She was previously employed by Seligman Mutual Funds of New York and worked as an account executive with NEMA Manufacturers Representative Group in the lawn, garden and home division. Hurley Travel Experts recently hired Sean K. Lando as director of technology and corporate travel solutions. Lando

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Antje Duvekot, Alvin Ailey Dance visit Portland For the second consecutive weekend, a top singersongwriter from the Boston area visits One Longfellow Square in Portland: Antje Duvekot is a German-born musician who has just released an album intriguingly titled “New Siberia.” Portland Ovations is nearing the end of its 2011-2012 season, with only three more shows to go. Two of them are scheduled on back-to-back evenings at Merrill Auditorium next week. The first is Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which leaps upon the Merrill stage on April 24. Since 1958, this company has represented the epitome of modern terpsichorean excellence and it’s been a frequent visitor to Portland. The next night Portland Ovations presents British classical pianist Imogen Cooper, known for both technical mastery and artistic excellence. University of Southern Maine School of Music has a series of big events this weekend. The biggest is a public performance of “Carmina Burana” in a Portland performance that unites alumni with current students and combines several of the school’s different entities.

Antje Duvekot An expansive vision segues to intimate emotions: That’s the expressive dichotomy that drives the music of Antje Duvekot (pronounced AUNT-ya DOOV-a-coat), a singer-songwriter who will be appearing this Saturday at Portland’s One Longfellow Square. Duvekot a fixture on the Boston music scene who regularly tours this country and Europe. In her first two albums, the 36-year-old poet-musician gained a following for her dark-eyed realism and street-wise romanticism. Along the way she’s achieved the “Triple Crown” of singer-songwriters: the “New Folk” prize at the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the “New Folk” award at the Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival and the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Artist.” Her third CD came out in January. Titled “New Siberia,” its 11 selections range from cathartic release in a song about her difficult childhood to a very humorous and modern take on a “disastrous” first date. Intriguingly, one song speculates on a possible romance between famed aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan, who disappeared together on a global circumnavigation attempt in 1937. Duvekot believes that her new release represents an artistic breakthrough.

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Antje Duvekot is a German-born singer-songwriter who lives in the Boston area. She’ll be visiting Portland this Saturday.

“‘New Siberia’ is a special album to me because the songs are wiser,” she explained. “They have an age to them that should resonate with anyone who’s struggled through a difficult period and come out better. There’s something really sweet in being able to look back on a journey like that, from a darker, younger self to a better, older place.” Born in Germany, Duvekot was uprooted at age 13 and endured very difficult teenage years in Delaware. “Glamorous Girls” recounts some the emotional turmoil of those times. Nowadays she lives in the Boston area, and is a close friend and occasional professional partner with Ellis Paul, a Maine-born singer-songwriter who has also thrived in Hub musical circles. “Antje is the rare artists who can write about the social and the personal in the same breath,” Paul said. “Her voice has a sound of innocence and naivete which makes razor-sharp insights into the human condition.” Catch Antje Duvekot at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland at 8 p.m. April 21. Call 761-1757.

For the past 54 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been a groundbreaking artistic enterprise based in New York that has performed in nearly every corner of the world. The company has visited Portland several times, and returns April 24 under the aegis of Portland Ovations. Founded in 1958, the company first gained fame with “Revelations,” a dance in three sections that depicts the tribulations and triumphs of African-Americans. “Revelations” was created by founder Alvin Ailey, who directed the troupe until his death in 1989. It has grown into a major artistic force with its own theater building in New York City, a youth program and a touring company that showcases young artists. Its international travels began five decades ago when the company was selected as American cultural ambassadors by the U.S. State Department. Over the subsequent years, AAADT members have performed before 23 million people in 48 U.S. states and 71 foreign countries on six continents. AAADT is known for its incomparable and infectious sense of joy, freedom and spirit. The April 24 program will include two works created by Ailey himself: “Streams” and “Revelations.” It will also include two works created by others on the company’s commission. Portland Ovations presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Imogen Cooper

The next night in Merrill, Portland Ovations hosts another globetrotting performer: classical pianist Imogen Cooper, a British artist who is lauded for her technical virtuosity, poetic poise and suave athleticism. Equally at home with large orchestras, chamber music, art songs or solo recital, Cooper will spotlight the latter repertoire for her Portland visit. Her program includes works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven and Frederic Chopin. A few years ago The Guardian celebrated her 60th birthday with an editorial, which noted: “Her Schubert recitals demonstrated a rare ability to negotiate the composer’s change of moods between flippancy and tragedy, managing such delicacy in differentiating shades and tones within individual phrases. It was playing of the greatest intelligence and musical integrity.” Her professional career now includes 28 recordings. Among the many kudos Cooper has earned is Commander of the British Empire, awarded by Queen Elizabeth in 2007. Catch Imogen Cooper in recital at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

‘Carmina Burana’

The University of Southern Maine School of Music is approaching the end of the term with bigger productions. One of the biggest-ever years will be this Sunday’s performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” in Portland. Composed in Germany in the 1935-1936, the largescale piece is based on a collection of poems from the medieval period. It is scored for three soloists, large chorus and orchestra. It is considered one of the most popular pieces in the classical canon and a sure-fire box-office hit. USM’s production will bring back more than 50 alums who will perform with current students. The chorus will be directed by professor Robert Russell while the USM Concert Band will be under the baton of professor Peter Martin. A single 3 p.m. performance is planned on April 22 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call USM’s music box office at 780-5555.


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Arts Calendar

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Nor’easters Chorus Open House, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 7294062.

Purr and Caw: Talking About Species, community members are welcome to read or sing entries during the May 22 performance, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, no walk-in entries will be allowed, contact Liz McGhee 7258820.

”American Teacher,” 7 p.m., Bowdoin College, Kresege Auditorium, Brunswick, 725-3465.

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”Creatures of the Sea and Sky,” through April 30, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

”The Dragon King,” 2 p.m., Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, $14, 725-5222.

”Return to Sender,” April 20-May 31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

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World Book Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-6384 or tricountyliteracy.org.

Tuesday 4/24 Children’s Poetry program, 4-5 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Speak Local Poetry Reading, 3:305:30 p.m., Little Dog Cafe, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 841-7501.

Wednesday 4/25 Joanne P. McCallie book signing, 5:30-7 p.m., Brunswick Golf Course, 165 River Road, Brunswick, 729-5156.

Saturday 4/28 ”Facing the Giants,” 1 p.m., Corliss Street Baptist Church Annex, 17 Weeks St., Bath.

Saturday 4/28 Oratorio Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Morse High School, 826 High St., Bath, $20 advance/$25 door, 798-7985.

Theater Dance Sunday 4/29

Thursday 4/26 ”Edge of the Sea,” 5-7 p.m., runs through June 9, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 653-9334.

Music Saturday 4/21 George Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Dr., Topsham, $15.

Friday 4/20 Local Author Series presents Martha Manning discussing “Trackless Snow: One Woman’s Journey from Shame to Grace,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Saturday 4/21 ”I’ve Finished my Book, Now What?!”, Glickman Family Library,

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Mid Coast Benefits Saturday 4/21 Barbershop Concert, 12th annual, to benefit Brunswick Area Respite Care, 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, $8 advance/$10 door, 729-8571.

Tuesday 4/24 20th Annual Benefit Dinner for the Patten Free Library, 6 p.m., J.R. Maxwells, 122 Front St., Bath, $38, patten.lib.me.us, 443-5141 ext. 19.

Bulletin Board Saturday 4/21 Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, $20, 443-4937.

Sunday 4/22 5k Home Run, 9 a.m., Habitat For Humanity Administrative Offices, 108 Centre St., Bath, habitat7rivers.org. Keep Bath Beautiful Day, 1-4 p.m., Bath City Hall, 55 Front St., Bath, 807-1610.

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U.S. Senate Democratic Candidates Forum, 6:30 p.m., Topsham Municipal Building, 100 Main St., Topsham, 371-9980.

Dining Out Saturday 4/21 Spiral Ham Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., $7.50 adults/$3.50 children, 443-4707.

Tuesday 4/24 Local Food Interactive Cooking Class, 6-8 p.m., Now You’re Cooking, 49 Front St., Bath, $40 individual/$70 couple, 443-1402.

Saturday 4/28 Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, $7 adult/$3 children. Wicked Good Spagetti Supper, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Foreside Road, Topsham, $7 adults/$4 children.

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Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Chair Yoga, Shannon Elliott, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., $10/class or pay what you can, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, FMI and to preregister, 729-0475.

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Thursday 4/26 Merrill Memorial Library Readers Circle discussion of “The Tigers Wife,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

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Chris Van Dusen / Matt Tavares reading, 1 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Film Thursday 4/25 ”Linotype: The Film,” 7 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

April 30, Glickman Library, USM Portland, 228-8014.

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”Scenes from Maine,” through April 29, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, 712-1097.

”One Tuesday Morning,” 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport.

”Smokin’ Hot,” April 29-June 1, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-1336.

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”Gaining Perspective,” Yarmouth High School Art Show, 6:30-8 p.m., 317 Main St. Community Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, through May 25.

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from page 2 who also chairs the police station committee, said she felt the design could include the sally port without going over budget. “You can hit that $5.5 million, but you can’t add that $120,000? That doesn’t seem like a major number to me,” she told Shaw. Shaw said that the biggest cost-saving measures had already been implemented. “Two-hundred thousand dollars still to go is not an insignificant amount to take out of the building, so we would be hitting just about every available pocket for savings,” he said. “... I don’t want to give you a guarantee on that today and then have to come back ... and have to tell you that the building is greater than five and a half million.” King maintained that it was important for the council to vote to have the exterior sally port in the design. “The sally port was the one key thing we knew we wanted for the police force, in addition to getting them out of the basement (of the municipal building),” she said.

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“I like the gable,” Donovan said. “It gives a statement as to the purpose of the building, and why it’s there.” Councilor Sarah Brayman said she felt the hip roof would more closely match the post office and the library, and therefore provide a more tightly knit visual to visitors.

The hip roof will allow the building to be moved closer to the street. A final design will be presented to the committee on May 1. A cost estimate will be presented to the committee on June 12. Matt Hongoltz-Hetling can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or matthh@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @hh_matt.

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“I didn’t even know it was going to be discussed that day myself,” he said, “until someone asked me if I was going to be there. ... I rushed over and got there late.” State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, said he doesn’t have much to say about administration-generated legislation that hasn’t come before him personally. Typically, he said, he speaks to “only the parts that I vote on.” Rep. Peter Kent, D-Woolwich, did not return several phone and email messages.

from page 2 and dictate the terms of the negotiations is terrible policy that harms the town of Brunswick when we should all be working together to strengthen our community,” he said. The bill was defeated at the committee level because members wanted the public to have more input into the process, a reason that Gervais said he supports. Gervais maintained that he was not trying to push the bill through without a discussion of its merits.

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Skateboarders from page 1 lack of a skate park in Brunswick means more kids like Cassidy are spending more time skateboarding on streets, which translates into more close calls. “They’re just skateboarding wherever,” said Sam Bernier, who directs the vacation camp for the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s not the best thing. Obviously, safety can be an issue.”

Lack of finances A few years ago, Brunswick closed its only skate park to make way for Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary school. A year ago, there was an effort to include a new skate park in the town budget, but the $100,000 expenditure didn’t make the cut. This year, there is no plan to put a skate park into the 2012-2013 budget, but the Capital Improvement Plan does include one for 2013-2014. Julie Henze, the deputy finance director, said projects like a new skate park often make multiple appearances in the town’s CIP before receiving financing. “You’ll see things get pushed back a year, many years in a row,” she said. The lack of a skate park has been more keenly felt since last year, when the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark was closed. It is hoped that the Bath skate park will be successfully relocated to another location. Teresa Crooker, a Brunswick parent, said vehicle accidents aren’t the only concern. She said she worries about pedestrians and skateboarders occupying the same sidewalk space, as they seem to do in front of the Curtis Memorial Library or the post office. “There are people coming and going there with small children,” Crooker said. “There’s a rock wall and a lot of exposed brick. It’s a danger to both the skateboarders and pedestrians.”

Jordan Acres That doesn’t mean that Crooker doesn’t want the skateboarders around. In fact, she said she would like to see the former Jordan Acres Elementary School, directly behind her back yard, become a new skate park. “What happened to the ramps from the old park?” Crooker asked. “Why couldn’t they be put here? We’re all kind of sad to see the school sitting empty. It would give some life to the area.” Lori Bozeman, who runs a day-care center across the street from Jordan Acres, said the school closure, and the loss of area skate parks, have combined to drive skateboarders to the parking lot of the former school. “I see them there quite frequently now,” she said. Crooker suggested that with some skateboarding ramps, trash cans, and the involvement of the Parks and Recreation Department, Jordan Acres could become the perfect environment for children. Right now, though, she worries about their safety as they attempt to make the best of old wooden stairs and the rough asphalt surfaces. She also worries that the abandoned school building gives kids the sense that rules don’t have to be followed. “There are broken windows,” Crooker said. “I pick up the trash over there sometimes, and I have noticed beer cans and things.” Randi Salley, a parent of five in the Jordan Acres neighborhood, said she supports the idea as well. “It would do this neighborhood some good,” she said. “The kids around here

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Healthy activity Residents said that, while some skateboarders can be unruly, the activity is something that should be encouraged. “Having a place where they can skateboard encourages them to do that, instead of engaging in negative behaviors,” Bernier, the vacation camp director, said. “Skateboarding gives kids a reason to go be outside,” Crooker said. “It gives them a way to vent their energy.” Cassidy said he enjoys skateboarding on the Jordan Acres property, but he misses the old skate park. “The skate park was really fun,” he said. “After the park was closed, I felt like something was taken away.” Cassidy said that he treasured the park, not only for the skateboarding, but for the social opportunities. “Every time I would come, there were new kids there every day, and they were always getting along,” he said. “All of the time I was there, I never saw a fight. It was a peaceful place.” Matt Hongoltz-Hetling can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or matthh@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @hh_matt.

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Bicycling from page 6 “We think the city is perfectly set up for more bike transportation, with secure bike racks and all retail and service facilities from soup to nuts concentrated in one small area,” McChesney said earlier this month in a press release. He noted that the East Coast Greenway, a trail system planned to span nearly 3,000 miles from Calais south to Key West, Fla., runs through the city: Coming from the area of the Sagadahoc Bridge, a bicyclist would take the offramp into Bath and turn right onto Front

Police chief from page 1 partment, where he advanced to the rank of commander, Lewis said. Prior to that he worked in Massachusetts, according to Knight. Lewis, who started with the department in 1999, on Wednesday said he will miss the camaraderie he and Young have shared, as well as “the ability for us to work together, and develop a friendship over the years.” He also said he is interested in succeeding Young on a full-time basis.

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Street, then right onto Lambard Street, left onto Commercial Street, right again onto Front, left onto North Street to the “five corners” area, right onto Oak Grove Avenue and then left onto Old Brunswick Road, leading to Brunswick. “Given rising gas prices and the fact that 40 percent of all destinations are less than two miles from home, which is a very bike-able distance and can often be done faster on a bike than by car, we think this course comes at a very good time for people who are looking for ways to beat the gas prices and maybe get some health benefit in the process,” McChesney said. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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“I feel that the lessons I’ve learned from working with Tim so closely (give) me a good advantage and a good knowledge (about the department),” he said. “I definitely would be interested in trying to fill the position that Tim’s going to be leaving, absolutely.” The Police Department has 12 employees and a budget of $1.3 million, and Young earns a salary of $75,300, according to Knight. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

from page 6 Park Ave., Portland. Her doughnut varieties include dark chocolate sea salt and warm sweet potato ginger. Gogi, the Korean taco restaurant at 654 Congress St. closed after Ian Farnsworth sold his half of the business to his business partner Hwamin Yi. Chipotle opened its second restaurant in Maine, taking over the space formerly occupied by Blockbuster video store at 25 Main St. in Westbrook Crossing. The other Chipotle, at 359 Maine Mall Road in South Portland, opened in 2010. Drive-through service at the new Red Robin chain restaurant, located at 800 Gallery Blvd. in Scarborough, is expected to open on April 26. This is the first Red Robin to open in the Portland area and will offer burgers, salads, soups and wraps.

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W. L. Construction Inc. Builder / Renovator Interior & exterior

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Pleasant Hill Kennels

ALWAYS BUYING, ALWAYS PAYING MORE! Knowledge, Integrity, & Courtesy guaranteed! 40 years experience buying ANTIQUE jewelry (rings, watches, cuff links, pins, bangles, necklaces and old costume jewelry),coins, sterling silver, pottery, paintings, prints, paper items,rugs, etc. Call Schoolhouse Antiques. 7808283.

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Boarding with Love, Care & More!

In Home Pet Service & Dog Walking • Flexible Hours • Fair Rates

• Boarding • Pet Taxi

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GOLDEN Retriever Stud. 2 year old very gentle, loyal, family dog. Would like one male AKC retriever puppy in exchange for service. 207-7254141, nina@asheis.com

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The Brown Dog Inn

ABSOLUTE BEST PRICES PAID FOR MOST ANYTHING OLD. Cumberland Antiques Celebrating 28 years of Trusted Customer Service. Buying, Glass, China, Furniture, Jewelry, Silver, Coins, Watches, Toys, Dolls, Puzzles, Buttons, Sewing Tools, Linens, Quilts, Rugs, Trunks, Books, Magazines, Postcards, Old Photos, Paintings, Prints & Frames, Stereos, Records, Radios, Military Guns, Fishing Tackle, & Most Anything Old. Free Verbal Appraisals. Call 838-0790.

“Dogs of all colors welcome!”

Experienced Antique Buyer

Boarding, Daycare & Spa

RT 136N Freeport 1 mile off Exit 22 I-295

865-1255

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Graduation announcement? Birth announcement? Getting Engaged or Married? Having a Class Reunion? Place your ad for your Announcement here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call

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I BUY ANYTHING OLD!

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I will come to you with cash.

Call John 450-2339

BOOKS WANTED FAIR PRICES PAID Also Buying Antiques, Art Of All Kinds, and Collectables. G.L.Smith Books - Collectables 97 Ocean St., South Portland. 799-7060.

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BOATS

COMMERCIAL RENTALBRUNSWICK, 103 Pleasant St. 2nd Floor. 1400 sq feet. Clean & Sunny. Can be 2 spaces. Excellent for small business. Call 729-7150.

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BODY AND SOUL Intimacy, Men and Women Support Group. Helping People with the Practice of Intimacy. Openings for Men. Weekly, Sliding Fee. Call Stephen at 773-9724, #3.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EARN EXTRA INCOME!!! WORK YOUR OWN HOURS!!! Looking for Avon Representatives in Lewiston, Auburn, and surrounding towns. Please call Andrea at 207-577-2563 for more information. BEACH BUSINESS FOR SALE. Great Opportunity! $40K. Call 207-400-4785.

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Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections. Custom painting and collision work. 38 years experience. Damaged vehicles wanted. JUNK CAR removal, Towing. 878-3705.

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Join us at 5 Fundy Rd. right off Route 1 in Falmouth. Our newly renovated professional offices and suites offer many amenities for only $450 per month. Offices include — Utilities — High Speed Internet Connectivity — Parking — Weekly cleaning We offer flexible leasing terms and affordable monthly rates. You pay no additional CAM or common charges. For more information about Foreside Executive Suite, please contact us at ........... 518-8014

BUSINESS SERVICES Administrative Assistance Bookkeeping (QuickBooks), Consulting, Desktop Publishing (Flyers, Invitations, Newsletters), Filing (archiving, organization), Mailings, Typing, Basic Computer Software Instruction. Call Sal-U-tions at (207)7972617.

CARPENTRY DRYWALL FRAMERS and Hangers needed for projects in Central and Southern ME. Must have transportation. Call 207-518-6513 or email info@porterdrywall.com

CLEANING

Customized cleaning • Laundry Superior service Affordable Prices Eco-Friendly Products Call 233-4829 for free estimate www.mrsmcguires.com “The Way Home Should Be”

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It’s Your

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Shouldn’t you have it CLEANED your way? Friendly, reliable, trustworthy and professional. Limited business cleaning. References provided. Call today for a free estimate:

(207) 894-5546. FOR HOME/OFFICE, NEW Construction, Real Estate Closings etc. the clean you need is “Dream Clean” the clean you`ve always dreamed of with 15 years of expert service. Fully Insured. For rates & references call Leslie 8072331.

Home Cleaning

Reliable service at reasonable rates. Let me do your dirty work! Call Kathy at

892-2255

CHILD CARE Early Bird Day Care Cumberland day care has an opening starting in July and Sept. for a child 12 months-5 years old. Meals and snacks provided. Kindergarten readiness program included in daily routine. Reasonable rates but more important a fun, home-like atmosphere where children thrive. Come join our family! Hours 7am-5:30 pm 829-4563

BRINDLE BEAR DAYCARE 06:30-05:30 Mon-Fri, $130.00 per week full time State licensed 24 yrs exp. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided, Weekly progress notes, Activities and outdoor play. Openings 1yr to school age. Call Renee at 865-9622. BRINDLEBEARDAYCARE.COM

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Commercial and Residential Mary Taylor • 207-699-8873

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to clean your house the way you would want it cleaned? Look no further! Call me today, for a free estimate. I have great references. Rhea 939-4278. MAGGIE’S CLEANING SERVICES covering all areas. Reasonable rates, great references. Mature, experienced woman. 522-4701.

Let Nasty Neat Cleaning rescue you from the nightmare of clutter, dust, dirt, and mess. You’ll wonder how you ever made it without us! Call today for a free estimate!

SPRING CLEAN SPECIALS! Call us at 207-329-4851 or Visit www.nastyneat.com

Jenny Mills, new owner and longtime member of the Nasty Neat team is ready to change your life!


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BALDWIN HAMILTON studio piano & bench. Very good condition, some cosmetic blemishes, needs tuning, $1500. Call 799-3734.

PCA FOR wheelchair bound Brunswick woman to help with personal care/ADL’s. Work is in positive environment. Clean background/Drivers License needed. Flexible part time. 5902208.

DAYCARE ASSISTANT for small family daycare. Experience preferred but not required. Must be 18 or older. Contact Betsy at 207749-1353.

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Dave:

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688-4282

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892-2382

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BALDWIN PIANO- 4 feet x10” in length, 2 feet x1” wide. EXCELLENT CONDITION. $1500. Please leave message. 926-5052.

210.00/CORD GREEN GUARANTEED MEASURE

CALL US FOR TREE REMOVEL/PRUNING Accepting

891-8249

FURNITURE RESTORATION DON’T BUY NEW! RE-NEW: Furniture Repair, Stripping & Refinishing by hand. Former high school shop teacher. Pick up & delivery available. 30 years experience. References. 371-2449.

One of Maine’s premier media corporations providing years of reliable news and information is searching for qualified candidates to fill the position of:

Web Press Operator The Pressroom department is seeking a full time web press operator to work nights. The ideal candidate will have web press experience and a strong background in printing. Some computer knowledge a plus. Work hours are from 8:15 p.m. to 4:15 a.m., with two rotating days off. Pay commensurate with experience.

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FIREWOOD

Cut to your needs and delivered. Maximize your heating dollars with guaranteed full cord measure or your money back. $175 per cord for green. Seasoned also available. Stacking services available. Wholesale discounts available with a minimum order.

BUNDLED CAMPFIRE WOOD now available.

Contact Don Olden

(207) 831-3222

Sun Journal is a division of the Sun Media Group

*Celebrating 27 years in business*

Cut/Split/Delivered Quality Hardwood State Certified Trucks for Guaranteed Measure A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

$220 Green $275 Seasoned $340 Kiln Dried

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

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353-4043

FURNITURE

LEE’S FIREWOOD

BRAND NEW MATTRESS sets $180. Call today 207-5914927.

www.reedsfirewood.com

State Certified truck for guaranteed measure

Quick Delivery

Call 831-1440 in Windham

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FOR SALE

Custom Cut High Quality Firewood

Sun Journal

Attn: Human Resources PO Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400 or email: humanresources@sunjournal.com

CANING & UPHOLSTERY BY TOM. CANING EXPERTISEFAIR RATES. FREE ESTIMATES. Discuss pickup & delivery. Call 272-9218.

Quality Hardwood Green $200 Cut- Split- Delivered

BARK MULCH!!! Red cedar, pitch black or dark hemlock..pick your color and come pick it up.. $35.00 per yard..Call 664-3990 for more details...location is Gray on Rt. 115

If you are interested in working for a dynamic publishing company with a comprehensive benefit package, please forward a cover letter and resume to:

FURNITURE RESTORATION

Disney Animal Friends Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector. Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. The book comes with 80 movie images. Will make a great present for any child. $50.00. Call 6535149.

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HEALTH Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.

HELP WANTED A Division of VNA Home Health & Hospice

LifeStages

Your Chance To Do Great Work!

LifeStages is a rapidly growing program providing in-home care to Older Adults. We are carefully selecting individuals to work per diem providing a range of services including companionship, assistance with personal care and hospice care. Daytime and overnight shifts available. We offer competitive wages and flexible scheduling. Our Companions must be dedicated, compassionate and have a passion for their work. Call LifeStages at

780-8624

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HOME REPAIR 

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Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s leading provider of nonmedical homecare for seniors, is looking for a few select CAREGiversSM for clients around Cumberland County. If you are honest, reliable, professional, exible, caring, and a creative thinker, you might just ďŹ ll the bill! We set the industry standard in professional training, competitive wages, limited beneďŹ ts, and 24/7 CAREGiver support. Our CAREGivers tell us this is the best job they’ve ever had.

Call Kelly today to see if you qualify to join our team: 839-0441

Home Instead Senior Care www.homeinstead.com/321

Call 699-2570 for more information and an application.

HELP WANTED

Coastal Manor

Nursing Home in Yarmouth

CNA’s needed for 7am-3pm per diem. 3-11pm parttime positions available. 11pm-7am per diem hours. Please call Coastal Manor of Yarmouth 846-2250

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HOUSEHOLD MANAGER needed Mon. & Fri. 5-6 hrs/day. Duties include: cleaning, shopping, coordination of home maint. & auto care, errands, light cooking, pet & plant care. Flexibility required. Send resume to: Household Mgr, P.O. Box 199, Yarmouth, ME 04096

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885-9600

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Sun Journal

One of Mane’s premier media corporations providing years of reliable news and information is searching for qualified candidates to fill the position of:

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LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS

HOME REPAIR Chimney Lining & Masonry Building – Repointing – Repairs Asphalt & Metal Roofing Foundation Repair & WaterprooďŹ ng Painting & Gutters

IT’S SPRING CLEANUP TIME AGAIN! D.P. Gagnon Lawn Care & Landscaping

20 yrs. experience – local references

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Seth M. Richards

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

Green Products Available

FULLY INSURED – FREE ESTIMATES

Call SETH • 207-491-1517

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CARPENTER/ 25 years BUILDER Fully Insured experience ContraCting, sub-ContraCting, all phases of ConstruCtion Roofing Vinyl / Siding / Drywall / Painting Home Repairs / Historical Restoration

Call

329-7620 for FREE estimates

WE REMODEL Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basement & Attic Conversions Man Caves

New Construction/Additions Remodels/Service Upgrades Generator Hook Ups • Free Estimates

Call 776-3218

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JOHNSON’S TILING

INSTRUCTION

Floors • Showers Backsplashes • Mosaics

Custom Tile design available References Insured

829-9959

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BOWDLER ELECTRIC INC.

799-5828 All calls returned!

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Serving Greater Portland 20 yrs.

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS in The Forecaster to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

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

Yankee Yardworks • Storm • Lawn Care/Installation • Fencing • LawnCleanups Care/Installation • Fencing • Rototilling • Rototilling • Mulch/Loam/Gravel Deliveries • Mulch/Loam/Gravel Deliveries • Tractor• Tractor Work Work Landscape Design/Installation Design/Installation••Tree Tree Removals/Pruning Removals/Pruning •• Landscape DrivewaySealing/Sweeping Sealing/Sweeping •• Spring/Fall Spring/Fall Clean-ups Clean-ups ••Driveway

207-353-8818

(207) 415-8791

email: ďŹ rehousepm@yahoo.com

You name it, we’ll do it! Residential / Commercial • Reasonable Prices • Free Estimates • Insured

Dan Bowie Cell: 207-891-8249 Durham yankeeyardworks@yahoo.com


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• Single clean up, weeding • Biweekly weeding service •Transplanting and planting • Spring garden care

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MASONRY GAGNON CHIMNEY & Masonry Services. Residential M a s o n r y, C h i m n e y s , Stonewalls, Patio’s, Walkways, Repointing Chimneys & Steps. Blue Stone Caps, Stainless Steel Caps. Reflashing, Chimney Cleaning. Expert, Professional Services. Insured, References available. Free estimates. Call weekdays. Scott 749-8202. M A S O N RY / S TO N E - P l a c e your ad for your services here to be seen in over 68,500 papers per week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

MISCELLANEOUS SURROGATE MOTHER’S NEEDED! Earn up to $28,000. Women Needed, 21-43, nonsmokers, w/ healthy pregnancy history. Call 1-888-363-9457 or www.reproductivepossibilities.c om

Lawn Care: Mowing • Aerating Dethatching • Renovations Landscape: Maintenance, Loam/Mulch • Year Round Clean-ups Planting • Snow Removal

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J. Korpaczewski & Son Asphalt Inc. • Driveways • Walkways • Roadways • Parking Lots • Repair Work • Recycled Asphalt/Gravel

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MUSIC

VOICE LESSONS

Yarmouth and Falmouth area

Stella Baumann

Bachelor of Music, Master of Music

207-347-1048

stellmar@maine.rr.com PRIVATE LESSONS ON guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, and bass guitar. All ages, levels, and styles taught in Portland location. 30 years experience. 329-4889. www.celticguitarmusic.com

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PAINTING

BIG JOHN’S MOVING R e s i d e n t i a l / C o m m e rc i a l Households Small And Large Office Relocations Packing Services Cleaning Services Piano Moving Single Item Relocation Rental Trucks loaded/unloaded OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 828-8699 We handle House-to-House relocations with Closings involved. No extra charge for weekend, gas mileage or weight.

HOUSE PAINTING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR WALLPAPERING

Aaron Amirault, Owner

(207) 318-1076

aaron@oceanviewlawncare.com

LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

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more than they got as players in Cuba, but there’s a catch. “The Cuban government garnishes 90 percent of their wages,” Wells said. Cuba Week will run from Friday, April 20, to Sunday, April 29, and will include various Cuban baseball-themed events, including showings of a documentary about Cuban exile-turned-baseball-star Luis Tiant. As in prior years, various area eateries will feature special Cuban menu items. Donations made during the events will go to the Trinidad Cuba Municipal Library Restoration Project, according to Sue Elsaesser, president of the Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association.

from page 4 reflects the country’s socialist political structure. “Baseball players in Cuba are employees of the state,” Wells said.”They get all the advantages and disadvantages of working for the state. They’re paid a very low wage that they have barely enough to squeak by on.” While superstars might get a perk, such as a vehicle or access to better housing, they never achieve anything like the financial comfort of their American counterparts. As the Cuban players age, they are sent to work in other countries, like Japan or China, either as players or as playercoaches. In these positions, they earn

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Cuba Week events in Brunswick Friday, April 20: Salsa dance with music by Primo Cubano, Cram Alumni House, 83 Federal St., lessons included, 7-8 p.m. ($10/$5 student and seniors). Monday, April 23: Writers Howard Waxman and Jude Maloney will read from recent works inspired by Cuba. Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24: “Cuba’s Favorite National Pastimes: Baseball and Politics,” a lecture by Allen Wells, American history professor at

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Taxes from page 1 chelle Small and Rich Ellis said that they have been getting similar messages. “It’s been a steady stream of emails,” Ellis said. Peter Footer of Old Bath Road was the only member of the public to express the opposite view at the Town Council meeting. “I’m certainly not in favor of any tax increases, no matter how bad the schools get,” he said.

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The School Department has had to make deep cuts over recent years, but it is still doing well relative to other districts across the state. During the 2010-11 fiscal year, the most recent year in a report compiled by the state, Brunswick spent more per student than the state average. Statewide, districts spent an average of more than $9,600 per student, while in Brunswick each student received nearly $10,900 worth of education. A breakdown of elementary and secondary students shows that the higherthan-average expenditures are across the board. There were more than 2,400 students in the district for that study period. For districts with between 2,000 and 2,500 students, Brunswick has one of the highest per-student expenditures in the state. In the years leading up to the national recession, the state average spending per pupil increased slightly, from nearly $9,400 in the 2007 budget to almost $9,700 in the 2009 budget. Over the same time period, the Brunswick per-student expenditures increased from $9,000 in 2007 to more than $10,600 in 2009. Jim Oikle, the business manager for the School Department, said on Monday that he doesn’t like to think about the school’s

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budget in terms of what other districts are doing. “It’s like looking at what the kid across the aisle has written down for an answer,” he said. Oikle said he sees the role of the department to put together different options for the public, based on what the public wants.

Savings scramble School administrators are also scrambling to find new revenues, and new efficiencies as they brace for the impact of the budget gap. During a school budget workshop held before the April 11 meeting, Paul Austin, director of student services, said the School Department will benefit from a reorganization of staff descriptions. Superintendent Paul Perzanoski has removed the majority of positions from a federal grant and placed them in the local budget. This could save the School Department about $100,000, as the move shifts some of the burden of retirement contributions from the department to the state. “A teacher that is paid with local money, we pay nothing to the retirement system because the state of Maine has said they will fund those retirement

costs,” Oikle said. “They’ve said, if the federal government is going to buy a teacher, they can pay the retirement costs, so that’s basically why they charge us.” Oikle also reported that the town will not require payment on debt service on a loan for the Hawthorne School. “They may eventually forgive it, I don’t know,” Oikle said. “... But next year, they have said we could put zero in there for a principal payment, and zero for an interest payment.” Food service Director Scott Smith said food costs are projected to go up, but the department is seeking the same $86,000 funding level that it received last year. “In order to achieve that level funding, I’m going to request an increase of 25 cents for junior high and high school level, and five cents a meal at the elementary school level,” Smith said. Ellis said the district is also attempting to gain efficiencies by beginning to devise “placeholder budgets” that project costs over three-year and five-year periods. There will be another school budget workshop on April 25. The School Board will pass a recommendation on April 26. The school budget will go before the Town Council on May 3. Matt Hongoltz-Hetling can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or matthh@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @hh_matt.

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Gisele M. Castonguay, RN, MS, ANP-C, is an adult nurse practitioner with lymphedema certification. She is advancing her studies in the specialized areas of wound, ostomy, and continence care.

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Susan Newkirk, RN, BSN, is an intensive care nurse who uses the center’s non-invasive Doppler skin perfusion technology to measure the level of blood circulation and healing capacity in the skin.

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