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Vol. 7, No. 16

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Maine Street building had ‘life safety’ issues Businesses try to salvage goods; police investigate looting of rubble BRUNSWICK — On Tuesday afternoon, the owners of the businesses destroyed in Sunday’s Maine Street fire gathered in the parking lot behind the former Firestone Building, along with friends, family and employees. A 20-foot tall mound of twisted beams, scorched mattresses and wet, smoky plaster loomed beside them. Scattered within the rubble lay the pieces of their former businesses: refrigerators, a massage table, bottles of nail polish, antique Barbie dolls, laptop computers, and four 50-pound bags of brown rice flour. “It’s surreal,” said Kelley Hughes, who owned Wildflours Bakery. The owners had been there all afternoon, sifting through the rubble for anything they could salvage before the Fire Department demolished the rest of the building at 45 Maine St. Some were luckier than others. Amanda Cleaves’ massage business, Kneaded Touch, was located in the corner of the building that was furthest from the fire. She was able to fill a trailer with her possessions, although she wondered if most of them had been

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Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office were back at the scene Tuesday, digging through the rubble left from Sunday’s fire at 45 Maine St. in Brunswick.

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Navy hotel, workers face uncertainties BRUNSWICK — On a chilly spring day, a fire is burning in the lobby fireplace at the Navy Gateway Inn & Suites at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Fresh flowers adorn the coffee tables, and the lobby smells faintly of cleaning supplies. Behind the counSee page 3

Fire reaches the roof of 45 Maine St. early Sunday morning after burning its way up from the first and second stories of the Brunswick building.

damaged by smoke and water. Marita Beck, who owns EZ Auctionnet, said she had already carted away three truckloads of the discontinued and hard-to-find beauty products that she sells on eBay. Beck said many of her items were kept at a storage unit in Fort Andross, which minimized her losses. But she kept the rarest, See page 28

By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — An apartment and commercial building on lower Maine Street that burned down on Sunday was under scrutiny for fire prevention and safety problems. Brunswick Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson on Tuesday said the building at 45 Maine St. had “outstanding issues pertaining to fire and life safety.” He said the Brunswick Fire Department and the Office of the State Fire Marshal had active files on the 174-year-old structure. Emerson wouldn’t provide any more details about the problems, except to say the Fire Department had been working with the building’s owners to correct them. Orville Ranger, who owns the building with his wife, Sue, said he was in the process of complying with new fire regulations. “They make these codes and then they foist them on you as a building owner and you’re supposed to abide by them no matter how difficult or expensive it may be,” he said. The fire began early Sunday morning and burned for several hours, destroying several businesses and leaving 13 people homeless. Emerson said the cause of the fire is officially undetermined

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The 248-room Navy Gateway Inns & Suites at the Brunswick Naval Air Station was built in 2004. The Navy is giving up the property to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority this May.

By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is seeking a hotel operator for a 248-room hotel at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The 7-year-old hotel, previously reserved only for Navy personnel and guests, is

planned to open to the public by summer. It will increase the number of hotel rooms in Brunswick by 50 percent, pushing the total to 742 from 494, according to data from Smith Travel Research. That does not include the soon-to-be opened 52-room Inn at Brunswick Station,

and the scale of the increase has some existing hotel owners worried that the local market can’t handle any more rooms. “I just don’t think the area itself, not just Brunswick, can survive that,” said John See page 2

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from page 1 Verreault, who owns the Captain Daniel Stone Inn on Water Street. On Tuesday afternoon, MRRA organized a tour of the hotel for interested bidders. The authority is accepting bids until the end of April, is hoping to select an operator by mid-May, and have the hotel open by June. MRRA will retain ownership of the property, but lease it to a hotel operator. Steve Levesque, MRRA executive director, said he hopes that whomever the

MRRA board selects will help to transition the hotel to a conference center and resort, possibly including an indoor water park and championship golf course. Only one potential bidder showed up for the tour, but Levesque said he has had three or four additional calls from hotel management companies, mostly from within the area. Don Hebert, who owns NextStep Solutions of Kennebunk, toured the hotel on Tuesday. He said he was “absolutely” interested in the property, and his only

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Employees Ben Matthews, of Harpswell, and Garret Getch, of Bowdoin, are reflected in a lobby mirror as they talk behind the front desk of the hotel at Brunswick Naval Air Station.

real concerns about taking on the hotel have to do with the economy and the uncertainty of many of the business proposals for what will be called Brunswick Landing. “My biggest concern is that if something doesn’t happen, it really decreases

the chances of the property being able to sustain its value,” he said. “As far as the water park and conference center, those seem to be quite a ways down the road.”

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Brunswick psychiatrist accused of improper behavior By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — A Coombs Road psychiatrist has had his license suspended by the state after he was accused of inappropriate behavior with at least one female patient. According to Randal Manning, executive director of the state Board of Licensure in Medicine, a hearing was initially scheduled on two complaints filed in

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March against Dr. John Dorn. But then a third complaint was filed in April, resulting in the immediate suspension of Dorn’s license to practice psychiatry. “The action the board took last month demonstrated that the board had a strong the majority of the rooms contain two double beds. All the furnishings, from the beds and linens to the paintings on the walls, are owned by the Navy, and much of it will be redistributed to other military hotels when the inn closes in mid-May.

from page 1 ter, hotel clerks talk quietly, and maids criss-cross the lobby, pushing vacuums and carrying spray bottles. The only thing missing? Guests. Sailors, military personnel and other official visitors are slowly draining out of the massive, 248-room hotel, which is set to close in a month when the U.S. Navy transfers it to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. The hotel is down to about 80 guests, which is “significantly less than last week,” front desk clerk Michelle Conner said. The inn was completed in 2004, and since then has been used as transient housing for Navy personnel, including those who were in Brunswick from a few days to a few months while they worked on destroyers at Bath Iron Works.

At that time, all of the hotel staff will be looking for work. Many have already left, and only a skeleton crew of 21 employees remain. Lynn Collins, who cleans and resupplies the hotel rooms, said she’ll be returning to the nursing home in Augusta where she worked before starting at the Navy hotel five years ago. Landon St. Peter, maintenance supervisor at the hotel, is pursuing a career in political organizing. Starting in May, he said, he’ll be traveling around the state as a field coordinator for the John Birch

The last time the hotel was full was last August, Conner said, when the Navy held a survival training school at BNAS. From the outside, the inn looks no different from a large, public hotel. But there are subtle differences that clearly identify the building as military. Alongside the standard handicapped parking signs in the parking lot, there are spots reserved for “VIP Level 06 and above.” Other signs instruct guests not to park in certain areas between the hours of “0730 and 1530.”

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concern of eminent harm to the public,” Manning said. Manning said he could not provide further details about the nature of the complaints against Dorn because of the ongoing investigation. “In order for a summary suspension to be ordered,” he said, “the behavior of the physician must be particularly egregious.”

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Desk clerk Ben Matthews said he doesn’t know what he’ll do. The Navy offers employees of hotels on decommissioned bases positions at other hotels, Site Director Tammy Bailey said. “There are opportunities to relocate, if they want to,” she said. Connor is considering moving to Norfolk, Va., to work at another Navy Gateway Inns & Suites. Although she could apply to work at civilian hotels, she said she feels safer at a Navy inn. Some of the remaining staff are hoping the next hotel operator will rehire them, but others aren’t banking on it. “I’m keeping my options open,” Bailey said. — Emily Guerin

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Bath Planning Board approves amended business park decision By Alex Lear BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a second amended decision concerning the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. The planning boards of Bath and West Bath must now sign an amended subdivision plan to be recorded in the Sagadahoc Registry of Deeds. Bath Planning Director Jim Upham said he expects the city’s board to sign it May 3. The matter must also again go back to Sagadahoc County Superior Court Justice Andrew Horton for review. Only four members of the board – Bob Oxton, Jim Hopkinson, Andy Omo and John Swenson – took part in the lessthan-five-minute discussion. Since it was Swenson’s first meeting, he did not vote on the matter. Tuesday’s discussion was continued from the board’s March 15 meeting, where the panel mulled new conditions on the project to be included in the amended notice of decision. The board originally approved the third phase a year ago, but a lawsuit filed in Sagadahoc County Superior Court by Robert and Wendy Johansen caused Horton to remand consideration of the third Wing Farm phase to the Planning Board. Horton ordered a second remand of the case after a hearing last December in West Bath District Court. The 25-acre, nine-lot third Wing Farm phase is an expansion of the business park and will be built in West Bath. However, all the road impact will be in

Bath. Bath’s approval has been required since water and sewer lines will run along about 350 feet of King’s Highway. That formerly unpaved road starts in Bath and leads to the lots to be developed in West Bath, and it was improved to facilitate the third phase. The Johansens’ 520 Centre St. property does not abut the third Wing Farm phase, but it is within 100 feet of two lots of that phase. Centre Street leads into Wing Farm Parkway and King’s Highway. One of the Johansens’ concerns has been the impact of the King’s Highway work on wetlands. But in its amended notice of decision, the board stated that “the property is not within (250 feet) of an area identified in maps either by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wilife or the Bath Comprehensive Plan. This property is not within (1,320 feet) of a deer wintering area or travel corridor and does not include important habitat areas identified in the Comprehensive Plan.” The notice also states that West Bath obtained a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit that states the project will only have “’minimal individual and cumulative impacts on waters and wetlands.’” The Johansens have also expressed concern that the project does not have connectivity to any other street system. Wendy Johansen has said she hopes for a second and possibly third access road. The board stated in its notice that “Anchor Road should be improved to function as an emergency exit from the Subdivision in the event egress is not

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available over Centre Street.” It calls for that requirement to be a condition of approval of the road running from Bath into the project. The Johansens have also expressed concern about traffic growth caused by the development of the second and third phases. The notice states that a Maine Department of Transportation traffic movement permit for the project, approved last May, requires turning movement counts to be made at the intersection of Centre

By Alex Lear BATH — The City Council is expected next month to establish a permanent panel to create safe, year-round routes for bikers and walkers. The now-ad hoc Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee grew out of the Bath Trails group and includes walkers, bicyclists, health professionals, the Bath Area Family YMCA, and the city’s directors of parks and recreation, planning and public works. The permanent committee would implement recommendations in the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and advocate biking and walking in Bath. The committee, which began meeting in 2009, secured $9,000 in Maine Department of Transportation funds distributed through the Midcoast Council of Governments. It used that money to hire Katrina Van Dusen, a consulting planner, who prepared the plan with the assistance of Bowdoin College student Leah Wang. “It talks about doing something very similar to this in our Comprehensive Plan, and we’ve been working at imple-

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from page 1 due to the extent of the damage to the building. But he said it was probably related to an electrical malfunction in a stairwell on the Mason Street side of the building. The building, also known as the Firestone Building or St. Onge’s Block, was the third large apartment building in Brunswick to be consumed by fire since the beginning of the year. One of those fires, on Feb. 16 at 84 Union St., turned fatal on Sunday when Richard Rugg, 63, died. Rugg lived in an apartment where the fire started, and had been hospitalized since then for severe burns that covered more than half of his body. Gusting winds and the confusing layout of the building made battling last Sunday’s fire difficult, Fire Chief Ken Brillant said Monday. He said the wind “fanned the flames,” causing the fire to break out through windows and the roof. The flames forced the evacuation of firefighters who were searching the second and third floors of the building, while others battled the blaze elsewhere. He said the men became disoriented in the smoke and intense heat and some had to escape through windows because they were unable to get out via the stairwell. “The apartments are very deep,” he said. “Once you get turned around in there it gets confusing.” One resident had to be evacuated through a third-floor window overlooking Mason Street. The others escaped on their own, Brillant said, and there were no injuries. Firefighters battled the blaze in pouring rain from 2:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Brillant said the rain did little to extinguish the fire; instead it exacerbated the challenges posed by the wind and the building itself. “Your hands are getting wet, you’re getting cold, the gear gets saturated with water ... it makes it miserable,” he said. After the fire was under control, Brillant said, the decision was made to demolish the building. “The roof and different sections of the

floors collapsed,” he said. He also said the brick walls were cracking and shifting as firefighters worked. “We didn’t feel comfortable leaving it up with daily traffic going by,” he said. “A three-story building is now a onestory pile of rubble.” The Rangers watched the demolition of the building, which they have owned for 30 years. They said they were more upset for their tenants’ losses than over the destruction of the building. “It wasn’t the length of time we’ve had (the building),” Sue Ranger said. “When we found out everyone was accounted for, it was sadness over the loss of their belongings and the businesses below.” The owners said they have no plans yet to rebuild. “It’s a little early,” Ranger said. Besides Brunswick, nine other fire departments responded to the blaze: West Bath, Bath, Topsham, Freeport, Lisbon, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Orr’s & Bailey Island and Brunswick Naval Air Station. The three recent fires have displaced 49 residents, many of whom are low-income and received vouchers for subsidized housing. “These are some of our community’s most vulnerable people,” said Connie Jones, executive director of the MidCoast branch of the American Red Cross. “While the majority of the residents will get back on their feet in a fairly short period of time, others who were struggling prior to the fires are going to have a particularly difficult time,” she said. As in previous fires, the Red Cross gave residents vouchers for temporary hotel stays, and a stipend for emergency food, clothing and medicine. The aid organization has already assisted 74 MidCoast fire victims since January, and is seeking donations to replenish its local disaster relief fund. Donations can be sent to 16 Community Way, Topsham, ME 04086, or made by calling 729-6779. Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow her on Twitter: @ guerinemily.

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ChIME helps individuals heed the call Cumberland electrician to be ordained in June

By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — After 25 years as a master electrician, Dana Demers found a calling toward an entirely different path. On June 5, he will be ordained as an interfaith minister through the Portlandbased Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. The 47-year-old Cumberland Center man said that “some changes came along that led me in the direction of ChIME.” Among those changes were the deaths

of his parents and the economic slump, which hurt his business. And there was also that calling. Looking into various religions and spiritual practices to see what resonated, he found that many paths made sense to him. Then he found ChIME, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002. “What interested me most is that it was interfaith, and that there was an understanding that essentially there’s good in all faith traditions,” Demers said. ChIME describes itself as “an interfaith wisdom school and open community committed to transformation of the self and planet earth through education, ordi-

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nation, support, celebration and service.” Watching both his parents die in the past five years triggered Demers’ interest in the hospice field, which is where he said he would like to serve as a chaplain. He volunteered with Beacon Hospice in Portland during his first year with ChIME, and at Mercy Hospital’s oncology department. During his second year with the school he served as a chaplain intern with Hospice of Southern Maine. Demers, who is married and has two daughters and a stepson, said serving with hospice allows him to be with people at the end of their lives “who have great stories to share, and to be there to comfort (them) and to hear those stories.” He noted that the first year at ChIME is called “the way of contemplation,” a time of soul searching. “I have personally gone in, addressed and worked on my emotions, so that while I’m sitting with people who are at end of life ... having addressed them already allows me to separate myself and my experiences from

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that person (and allows) me to be present (with that person).” Demers said the most rewarding part of the career is “seeing the comfort in the families and the patients who may or may not have had a close religious or spiritual involvement in their life. After conversation and prayer, to see the comfort in their hearts and on their faces.” He said he remembers them all with the same affection. “Every person has their individual quirks and things that I would connect with on a personal level,” Demers said. “There was always that ... little defense shield that would go up so that I wouldn’t get so involved and so connected (with that person). But they would be in my mind on a daily basis.” He added that “every person I’ve met is beautiful in their own way.” Once ordained, Demers would also like continued next page

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Fire leaves Topsham home ‘close to a total loss’ By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Firefighters spent the night of April 15 quelling a blaze that destroyed a house at 307 Meadow Road. Fire Chief Brian Bickford said firefighters from Topsham, Brunswick, Lisbon, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and West Bath responded to the call, which came from a neighbor at 8:18 p.m. The fire was under control by about 9:30 p.m., but firefighters remained until about 2 the next morning, Bickford said. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, and the case has been turned over to the state fire marshal’s office, the chief said. He said the home had “quite a bit of equipment and fuel cans” inside the garage and outside and around the house. No one was hurt in the fire and nobody was in the house at the time, Bickford said, although he believed a neighbor had rescued a dog from the residence before firefighters arrived. Concerning the condition of the home, Bickford said, “I would venture to say that it’s close to a total loss.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

ChIME from previous page to serve at ceremonies such as weddings and baptisms, events on the other ends of the spectrum of life. Whether he is there at the beginning of a person’s life or at the end, Demers said he focuses on the richness of each step along the way. “Helping people celebrate their life is what we do,” he said. ChIME is at 555 Forest Ave. in Portland in the Center for Grieving Children building. Its next public workshop is “Forgiveness” with Robin Casarjian, which will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Admission is $75. An application for the ChIME program is available at The program runs from September to May each year, with a class one night a week and one weekend a month.

By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Starting next month, residents will be able to make payments with credit cards at the town clerk and tax collection office. Use of debit cards could be available within a year, Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector Ruth Lyons said on Tuesday. Lyons said a state law passed almost two years ago allowed credit card company “convenience” fees, which previously would have been paid by the municipality, to be passed to the card holders. Before, Lyons said, “the municipalities could not charge back to the people (making the payments). ... And we had to absorb it, until that law changed.”

The Board of Selectmen approved the addition of payments via credit card last August. Topsham will accept MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa. A 3.95 percent fee will be levied on MasterCard, American Express and Discover transactions. A 3.95 percent fee will also be charged on Visa cards, dropping to 2.95 percent on purchases of more than $100. A flat fee of $2.95 applies to property tax payments. There is no fee for the use of cash or checks. Lyons said she hopes residents will be able to use credit cards by May 12. “We probably turn away, on a busy day, 10 people a day, for credit cards,” Lyons said. “They don’t carry cash anymore.”

Motor vehicle registrations, plumbing and building permits, and payments for recreational activities are among the transactions that occur at Lyons’ office. Topsham is not the first Mid-Coast community to implement the use of credit cards. Brunswick and Harpswell have done so, as has Bath at its treasurer’s office. But Topsham officials wanted to wait until the fee would be paid by the individual making the transaction, Lyons said. “History has it, in towns this size, it has cost up to $35,000 (a year) in tax dollars for fees,” Lyons said. Topsham’s 2000 population was 9,100. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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It’s still a Barbie world A couple of weeks ago, my lovely mother, Louise, arrived for a visit. She brought with her a newspaper, with the front page of Section D boasting a Technicolor photograph of a middle-aged woman with a jaw-length hairdo, wire-frame glasses, and a disturbingly startled look upon her face. Apparently, a jury had recently awarded the very surprised-looking New Jersey resident

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$115,000 in a medical malpractice suit against a plastic surgeon who performed cosmetic surgery that left her unable to shut her eyes. Or blink. Dr. Frankenstein screwed something up, and now the poor thing will forever look as if she has just walked in on the local Presbyterian minister doing a line of cocaine with Mary Poppins. Let me jump in right here and say that the whole idea of plastic surgery frightens me. I am normally a rather brave woman. I don’t fear God. I do, however, fear waking up looking like Michael Jackson. Of course I’d like to have perfect eyelids. Of course I’d like to have the perky breasts of my adolescence. But I just cannot imagine taking the risk. I also can’t imagine what it’s like to go to a School Board meeting on a Thursday as a size 34B and show up a month later as a 34DD. Most people are sharp enough to realize

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such blossoming is not a natural occurrence. Does our self-esteem really need to be directly related to our cup size, or the tautness of our eyelids? A while back, I heard about a book written by a plastic surgeon, marketed to young daughters of women who have had various plastic surgery procedures. It’s meant to explain why mommy suddenly looks, well, not quite like mommy anymore, but rather like a new and improved version of mommy. I was mortified that such a book even exists. I try to imagine all of the little girls, growing up gazing at mommy’s perfectly firm and symmetrical 36D breasts, and then at about age 16, after years of patiently waiting, realizing they’ve been duped. We grow up assuming we will be in some sort of genetic alignment with our ancestors. What a surprise it must be to find out that mommy’s nose came from a catalog. Or that her ample bosom is built upon a foundation of saline solution and Zip-Loc baggies. Talk about disappointment and disillusionment. If you have reproduced, you are familiar with the multi-million dollar scam innocently advertised as “school photo day.” School photos used to be simple. You attempted to get your child to wear a shirt that didn’t have his or her breakfast spilled down the front, you tossed a comb in their backpack, and you hoped continued next page

Keep those (signed) cards and letters coming The great South Dakota letters experiment is kaput. I wrote last December about a decision by the weekly Freeman Courier to publish letters by writers who reEditor’s quested anonymity. It was a six-month trial designed to test whether relaxing the paper’s requirement for signed letters would encourage more readers to express their opinions on a wider variety of meaningful topics. According to the publisher of the Courier, Tim Waltner, it didn’t work. The paper saw virtually no increase in letters and received only three Mo Mehlsak requests from writers to withhold their names. And none of those letters, Waltner wrote in a column reprinted by the International


Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, were on topics that were either controversial or likely to lead to recrimination of the authors. For editors, including me, who were intrigued when the pros and cons of anonymous letters were debated last June at the annual ISWNE conference, the Courier experience is, frankly, disappointing. Some of us had hoped it would bolster the argument that anonymity isn’t evil, or a sign of cowardice, and can advance the exchange of ideas and opinions on newspaper editorial pages. Personally, I remain unconvinced that anonymous opinion is a bad thing. There is long historical precedent for it in American newspaper publishing, and research shows that anonymity can give a voice to disenfranchised readers and those who risk recrimination because of the opinions and information they share. But I am also convinced that the level of reader engagement in greater Portland is unlike the situation in Freeman. Our letter writers produce a consistently vibrant exchange of ideas and willingly sign their names. Those who feel they can’t be identified are always

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welcome to share their opinions privately with me and our publisher, Karen Wood. And, based on the experience in Freeman, this is not the time to fix something that may not be broken. But with school budget referendums and local elections approaching, it is a good time to review and adjust it. That’s why you can now find an expanded letters policy on the Contact page of our website. It includes the basic points from our previous policy, codifies some practices that have been in place (if not in writing) and adds a few new wrinkles – for example, letters endorsing candidates for public office are now limited to 150 words, instead of the 250 words we allow for general letters. As usual, let me know what you think, either in an online comment or a letter to the editor. Signed, of course. Mo Mehlsak is editor of The Forecaster. He can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 107 or You can also follow Mo @mmehlsak on Twitter.

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Beem sees pension crisis through smoke, mirrors As typical of every spendthrift liberal, Edgar Allen Beem wants to slay Chicken Little. He disconnects himself with fiscal sanity and tries to reinvent Economics 101. In this spirit he refuses to recognize the fiscal insanity of his liberal icons. Does he remember Sen. Kennedy’s bleating that Social Security was under control? Maybe because Sen. Kerry has the key to the Social Security lock box. The worst part of Beem’s rant is that there is no problem with Maine’s retirement system. We can solve this problem by submitting the bill to my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren. Instead of praising Gov. LePage in his efforts, he is pining for a rerun of another Baldacci smoke-and-mirrors budget. Nick Pappas Cape Elizabeth

No Sugar Added from previous page your efforts would yield something that could be mailed off to select relatives in that year’s holiday card. Those of us who are paying attention have noticed that the order forms for school photographs now include options to “touch up” a variety of pesky little imperfections. Like pimples. Or perhaps a nose that isn’t quite as button-like as certain perfect parents had hoped. Twenty-five percent of elementary school parents request retouching on their children’s school photos. This number jumps to 50 percent when kids are in high school. This means that half of all American parents would like their teenagers to appear more perfect. In a shallow, superficial way, of course. No adult with half a brain should be shocked at the fact that this can have a negative impact on the fruit of their loins. I mean, I imagine if my mom had checked the box that said, “get rid of that zit and while you’re at it, why don’t you chop a bit off the end of her nose so she looks more like Malibu Barbie,” my self-esteem may have been negatively impacted. Perhaps if we could be comfortable with the beauty of our so called “imperfections” and the aging process, we could also set an example for our children to accept themselves for the wondrous creatures they are. The fountain of youth would be a marvelous thing to discover, but I’d rather try to just go out gracefully. With eyelids that blink. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at Comment on this story at:

Reign of error in LePage’s state of me Of all the things there are to be upset about when it comes to Gov. Paul LePage’s notorious order removing the Maine labor history mural from the Department of Labor, the thing that bothers me most is the state’s sick argument that taking down the mural is an act of constitutionally protected “government speech.” “The State owns the art, and can express its views through that The Universal art as it sees fit – by hanging in a government building or not,” said the attorney general’s office in its objection to the motion for a temporary restraining order.


The U.S. District Court in Bangor will decide whether this argument holds legal water, but what’s sick about it is the implication that Gov. Paul LePage is the state.

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I was talking with a conservative friend the other day (and, yes, I do have some) and he insisted that the governor has every right to decide what art hangs where in any state building. I don’t buy that. LePage can decorate his office or the Blaine House however he sees fit, but, government speech be damned, there is a process by which the state acquires art and by which it can dispose of it. It is a public process, not a matter of personal whim. Now, you may not think this is a big deal, but, ladies and gentlemen, if the governor can remove any work of art he doesn’t like from public view, does he also have the power to remove any book he doesn’t like from the state library? Based on the state’s argument, we have to presume he does: “The present administration has now decided to remove that artwork because it was not satisfied that the message conveyed by the work at that location was appropriate.”

present a balanced view of, let’s say labor history or environmental conservation, it is apparently a matter of government free speech if he decides it might offend the business community and orders it out of the library. This argument, advanced by attorneys we hope actually know better and are working under duress, is a defense of despotism. The governor is the state and it’s OK for the state to censor anything it finds inappropriate. Do we really live in a state where an elected public servant has the power to rule by fiat? I sure hope not. LePage’s argument for removing the mural is that it is inappropriate in the waiting room of the Department of Labor. Say what? The Department of Labor, Your Highness, exists to keep businesses from making a buck by exploiting the health, safety and economic and human rights of workers. At a Portland Museum of Art forum on the mural controversy, a conservative radio talk show host echoed your argument and also complained that the workers in the murals looked oppressed. Earth to Ray Richardson: that’s because they were oppressed. In keeping with its “l’etat c’est LePage” defense, the AG’s office also argues that, “As members of the general public, (the plaintiffs) have no standing to inspect the government-owned mural.” Do you hear that, tea baggers? The general public has no standing when it comes to public art? You nominally anti-authoritarian, Constitution-waving, freedom-loving radicals saddled us with Paul LePage. Now you’re defending his government by dictatorship. I could get really upset about King Paul’s reign of error except for a dirty little secret Democrats don’t want you to know. He’s been on the throne 100 days now and, other than making trouble, he hasn’t accomplished a blessed thing – zilch, zero, diddlysquat, nada. Keep up the good work, Sire. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

So if Paul LePage decides a book does not

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Brunswick Arrests 4/11 at 9:16 p.m. Brittany L. Rowe, 19, of Sunset Cove Road, Harpswell, was arrested on a warrant. 4/14 at 2:28 a.m. Matthew A. Lucas, 20, of Storer Road, was arrested on charges of attempted burglary and possession or transfer of burglary tools. 4/15 at 12:17 p.m. Jessica M. Logan, 27, of High Street, Oakland, was arrested on a warrant. 4/15 at 6:07 p.m. Jeremiah Cotreau, 21, of Lewis Way, Phippsburg, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release

and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. 4/15 at 6:07 p.m. Lincoln G. Skelton, 21, of Church Road, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. 4/15 at 11:59 p.m. Joseph D. Hennessey, 42, of Cumberland Street, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and operating after license suspension. 4/16 at 11:36 a.m. Jason R. Lavoie, 33, of Dolloff Drive, was arrested on a warrant. 4/16 at 11:13 p.m. Susan Gray, 34, of Grant Street, Portland, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs. 4/17 at 10:41 p.m. Scott Edward Hawkes, 24, of Old Bath Road, was arrested on a warrant. 4/18 at 2:28 a.m. Erica Burwell, 29, of Davis Court, was arrested on charges of operating after license suspension and failure to provide correct name, address or date of birth.

Summonses 4/11 at 9:16 p.m. Patrick Logan Patterson, 21, of Garrison Street, Brunswick, was issued a summons on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.




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4/15 at 1:48 p.m. A 15-year-old was issued a summons on a charge of unlawful possession of inhalants.

on a charge of burglary. A 13-year-old was charged with burglary and arson.

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4/12 at 12:34 p.m. False alarm on Chandler Drive. 4/13 at 12:31 p.m. False alarm on Edwards Street. 4/14 at 10:46 a.m. False alarm on Oak Street. 4/14 at 2:26 p.m. EMS assist on Oak Grove Avenue. 4/17 at 2:40 a.m. Structure fire in Brunswick.

4/11 at 2:01 p.m. Check welfare on the bike path on Water Street. 4/12 at 11:47 a.m. Medical emergency on Thornton Way. 4/13 at 8:45 a.m. Assault at Brunswick High School. 4/14 at 4:50 a.m. Medical emergency on Page Street. 4/16 at 3:21 p.m. Medical emergency on Watson Drive.


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EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 35 calls from April 11-17.

Brunswick emergency medical services responded to 32 calls from April 11-18.



There were no arrests or summonses reported from April 11-18.

Arrests 4/13 at 11:30 a.m. Brandon Simmons, 25, of Noble Avenue, was arrested by Officer Andrew Booth on a charge of domestic violence assault. 4/14 at 11:40 p.m. Paul Lewis Jr., 23, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Ted Raedel on charges of operating after suspension and violation of condition of release.

Summonses 4/5 Joshua Thomas, 19, of Primrose Lane, Brunswick, was issued a summons by Officer Michelle Small on a charge of theft. 4/8 Brian Thompson, 23, of York, was issued a summons by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle for more than 150 days. 4/11 Brandon Carleton, 23, of Wright Road, Westport Island, was issued a summons by Cpl. Marc Brunelle on a charge of having improper plates. 4/11 A 12-year-old boy, of Bath, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on charges of burglary, arson and criminal mischief. 4/11 A 12-year-old boy, of Bath, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on a charge of criminal mischief. 4/11 A 13-year-old boy, of Bath, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on charges of burglary and arson. 4/12 A 12-year-old boy, of Bath, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on a charge of burglary. 4/13 Leonard Cuffee, 20, of Drayton Road, was issued a summons by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle for more than 150 days.

Destructive behavior 4/11 at 8:50 a.m. Officer Keith Jensen responded to the report of a break-in at a modular building outside the Huse School on Andrews Road. According to police, windows were broken a few days earlier, and the building had been entered through an unlocked door. An outdoor camera caught four boys allegedly taking a case of root beer and a can of Lysol from the building. Some of the boys reportedly set small fires in the woods behind the Bath Area Family YMCA on April 10, using the can of Lysol and a lighter. Jensen issued summonses to the four boys: a 12-year-0ld on charges of burglary, arson and criminal mischief; another 12-year-old on a charge of criminal mischief; and a third 12-year-old


Topsham Arrests 4/12 at 5:33 p.m. James Badger, 23, of Main Street, was arrested on two warrants by Officer Robert Ramsay and on charges of possession of schedule X drugs and violation of conditions of release. He was also issued a summons on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 4/14 at 3:30 p.m. Travis Bradstreet, 22, of West Road, Bowdoin, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Robert Ramsay and issued a summons on a charge of operating after license suspension.

Summonses 4/13 at 4:20 p.m. Steven Turner, 49, of Rogers Road, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of failing to register a motor vehicle in more than 150 days. 4/14 at 11:36 a.m. Kristopher Ludwig, 27, of Spring Street, Bowdoinham, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of operating after license suspension. 4/14 at 5:19 p.m. Claudia Beckwith, 55, of Spruce Lane, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of failing to register a motor vehicle in more than 150 days. 4/15 at 6:24 p.m. John Reed, 27, of Ivanhoe Drive, was issued a summons by Sgt. Fred Dunn on a charge of operating with a suspended registration.

Fire calls 4/11 at 10:14 a.m. Smoke from a tractor trailer on Interstate 295. 4/11 at 5:04 p.m. Fire alarm on Elm Street. 4/12 at 1:17 p.m. Medical call on Birch Ridge Avenue. 4/12 at 2:43 p.m. Fire alarm on Elm Street. 4/12 at 4 p.m. Check on controlled burn on Ward Road. 4/12 at 7:13 p.m. and 7:47 p.m. Fire alarms on Elm Street. 4/15 at 2:28 p.m. Report of smoke in area on Foreside Road. 4/15 at 8:18 p.m. Structure fire on Meadow Road. 4/16 at 2:20 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road. 4/17 at 8:04 a.m. Tree on wire on Route 196.

EMS Topsham emergency medical services responded to 24 calls from April 11-19.

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Charlotte E. Bailey, 78: Longtime owner of Mid-Coast general store HARPSWELL — Charlotte E. (Varney) Bailey, 78, died April 14 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in Brunswick, July 14, 1932, she was a daughter of Ralph Varney Sr., and Georgia (Ellsworth) Varney. Bailey Together with her husband William F. Bailey, Sr., she owned and operated the family general store, Bailey’s Inc., for 30 years. Her hobbies included knitting, reading, playing cards and traveling in her van throughout the country. Above all, she cherished her family and enjoyed organizing family picnics and holiday gatherings. Family and friends will remember her good humor, positive outlook on life, and ability to face overwhelming odds with class, true grit and heart. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 32 years, William, in August 1984, and also by her brother, Ralph Varney, Jr. Surviving are her children, son and daughter-in-law Bill and Cheryl Bailey of Windham, daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Jere Green of Harpswell, and daughter and son-in-law Valerie and Raymond Caron of Harpswell; two sisters, Alice Lawton of Lisbon Falls, and Janet Staples of Gardiner; six grandchildren, Brett and Ariana Bailey, Jennifer and David Green, Nicholas and Desire Caron; three great-grandchildren, Alexis and Madison Caron, and Haley Seluke; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Harpswell Neck Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 8, Harpswell, ME 04079, or to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Jean P. LeTarte, 86 BRUNSWICK — Jean Pierre LeTarte, 86, died unexpectedly at his home April 12. Born in Brunswick on Jan. 27, 1925, a son of Alcide and Aline Caron LeTarte, he attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, and received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Service Star. LeTarte On Jan. 22, 1949, he married Yvonne V. Anctil and made a home in Brunswick. For more than 25 years he worked as a crash/rescue firefighter at Brunswick Naval Air Station, later at SAGE Station in Topsham and at the Harpswell Fuel Depot until retiring. During his retirement, he worked for

several years at Jordan Acres School in Brunswick and enjoyed traveling with his wife. He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed family activities. A longtime communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, he volunteered at St. John’s Annual Bazaar, and delivered Meals on Wheels for several years. He was predeceased by his wife Yvonne on March 11, 2001, a grandson, Arthur “Chip” DuBois Jr., on Feb. 16, 1987, and his sister, Rose Alice Bernier. Survivors include three sons, Kevin LeTarte and his wife Janet of Center Strafford, N.H., Michael LeTarte and his wife Nancy of Farmington, N.H., and Peter LeTarte and his wife Lydia of Summerville, S.C., and two daughters, Bridget DuBois and her husband Arthur of Topsham and Rachel Jurcich of Charles City, Iowa; six grandchildren, Kelly Gordon, Amy LeTarte, Joshua LeTarte, Jessica LeTarte, Peter LeTarte Jr., and Jaime LeTarte; one great-grandson, Leon-Vincent Gordon; several nieces and nephews; and cousins. Memorial services were held last weekend at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Elementary School, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Arrangements are by Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing St., Brunswick. Condolences to the family my be expressed at

The former wife of Stephen Elwell of Brunswick, she later remarried Frances Jones of Brunswick. A full-time homemaker and loving mother, she enjoyed visiting friends and family, playing card games, dancing and Jones traveling. She was predeceased by a son, George Elwell, and twin infant daughters. Surviving are six children, Larry Elwell and wife Beverly of Wiscasset, Louise Wenger and husband Roy of Brunswick, Terry Elwell of Wiscasset, Brenda Crowley and husband Larry of Viginia Beach, Va., Bradley Elwell of Brunswick, and Rickey Elwell and wife Theresa of Brunswick; a daughter-in-law Marilyn Elwell of Topsham; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-greatgrandchildren; a brother, Pat Cloutier of Florida, and five sisters, Maryann Young, Elsie Halloway and Irean Fickett all of Florida, Rose Harvey of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Theresa Plankey of Tennessee; and extended family.

Memorial services were held earlier this week. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to Boys Town of New York, c/o Boys Town National Headquarters, 200 Flanagan Blvd., P.O. Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010. Memorial condolences may be expressed and a video tribute viewed at

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Louise Jones, 89 BRUNSWICK — Louise Jones, 89, died April 13 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center. Born May 12, 1921, in Rumford, she was a daughter of Albion and Maryann Starkey Cloutier.

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immediately following tragic events. This year’s Community Award recipients include Sgt. Roberty Doherty of the Portland Police Department; Lt. Aaron Osgood of the Portland Fire Department; Howard Sterling, firefighter and chaplain with the South Portland Fire Department; Officer Rocco Navarro with the South Portland Police Department; Sgt. Sean Lally of the Westbrook Police Department; and Kandy Lefebvre, R.N., of Maine Medical Center. Seth Seder, R.N., of Maine Medical Center will be presented with the TIP Volunteer Choice Award. Kate Braestrup, chaplain to the Maine Warden Service and New York Times bestselling author, will be presented with the 2011 Heart of Gold Award. The award is given annually to someone who embodies true compassion and kindness

April 22, 2011

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Good Deeds, Donations Wright Express Corporation has donated a total of more than $40,000 to six arts organizations that provide musical and theater performances. Recipients include the Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Chamber Music Festival, Portland Stage, Maine State Music Theatre, Portland Players and Portland Ovations. At the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland’s YOUth Can Build LEGO House Buildathon, $3,500 was raised by participants to fund a Habitat home in Westbrook. Forty teams participated in the buildathon held at the Maine Mall in South Portland.

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Southern Maine Agency on Aging recognized its many volunteers at a special luncheon during National Volunteer Week. SMAA invited over 1,300 volunteers, including volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels, RSVP volunteers who are placed in non-profits and healthcare facilities throughout Cumberland County, and volunteer counselors for seniors. Special awards were presented to Rip and Jessie Haskell of Cape Elizabeth, pictured here, for 25 years as RSVP volunteers. Burt and Sally Rendall of Scarborough and Elizabeth Smith of Portland were honored for 20 years as RSVP volunteers. Fred and Nellie Chambers, Gertrude Jordan and Dorothy Martin, all of Westbrook, were each recognized for 20 years as volunteers for Meals on Wheels.

The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary recently made the final payment on its $150,000 pledge toward the new Emergency Department waiting area, bringing its support in major pledges for the Mid Coast Hospital campus to $800,000. The Portland Sea Dogs has again partnered with FairPoint Communications for the FairPoint Community First Table at Hadlock Field for a second season. The table will provide local nonprofit organizations a space to promote their cause at Sea Dogs’ home games throughout the 2011 season. Nonprofits interested in displaying information at the table and having access to the Sea Dogs fan base are asked to send the Sea Dogs a copy of their 501(c)(3) certificate and submit a Community First Table request form available on the Sea Dogs website at Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland donated nearly $1,000 to Grace Street Ministry to help purchase coats, gloves, boots, and other severe winter weather items. Grace Street Ministry was founded by Pastor Mair Honan who conducts prayer services and distributes necessary material items to homeless people in Portland. Junior Achievement of Maine recently sponsored its Job Shadow 2011 program to enable middle school students to get an up-close look at different career opportunities. Local participating businesses included Cianbro Corporation of Portland, Community Credit Union, Dead River Company offices in Brunswick and Scarborough, Diversified Business Communications, Eastland Park Hotel, FairPoint Communications, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Gorham Savings Bank, Greater Portland YMCA, IDEXX Laboratories, Kid’s Crooked House of Portland, L.L. Bean, Maine Credit Union League, MEMIC, Mercy Hospital, Portland Harbor Hotel, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, Portland Public Library, Powerpay, Nelson & Small Inc., ReVision Energy of Portland, continued next page

April 22, 2011

Let them eat soup and cookies Finding just the right food to serve my children’s friends when they were young and visiting for lunch was like breaking the code to the Enigma machine. After trying hamburgers, meatloaf sandwiches, baked beans, tuna sandwiches, macaroni and cheese and bologna sandwiches, and sliced bananas and oranges – not all on the same day – I finally asked them, “What is your favorite lunch?” You’ll never guess what they said: “SpaghettiOs!” Their favorite dessert was – wait for it – Oreos! So SpaghettiOs and Oreos became the food writer’s signature lunch for visiting children. No, they didn’t want to have lasagna, salad and chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Just the, you know, SpaghettiOs and Oreos. If I were catering for children now, I’d serve them homemade alphabet-vegetable soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Like the canned delight I served earlier, the alphabet-vegetable soup features pasta and tomato sauce, but is much more nutritious, with peas, corn and bits of carrot, potato and onion floating among the alphabet pasta. Dessert would definitely be peanut butter cookies and a glass of good Maine milk. The recipes for the soup and cookies

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Share Our Strength Maine’s Cooking Matters to Maine program, a family nutrition education initiative, received a $2,600 donation from proceeds raised at the Second Annual Cold River Bartenders Bash. Maine Distilleries and Maine Beverage Company hosted over 500 guests who voted for the best Cold River cocktails created by 20 different bartenders. Contributing donation sponsors included Maine Beverage Company, Bow Street Distributing, RSVP Discount Beverage, and Better Bread Company. Pictured from left, are Chris Dowe, Bob Harkins, both of Maine Distilleries; Kristen Miale, of Cooking Matters to Maine; and Dean Williams, of Maine Beverage Company.

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Sprague Energy Corp., WASCO Products Inc., Walch Education of Portland, WMTW TV8, and Volk Packaging Corporation. Oakhurst Dairy raised $20,600 during its latest Egg Nog campaign to benefit the Salvation Army of Northern New England. Oakhurst has contributed approximately $200,000 to the Salvation Army since the inception of its egg nog campaign in 2000.

are from “The New Boston Globe Cookbook” edited by Sheryl Julian, published in 2009 by Three Forks.

Easy Alphabet Soup Children enjoy finding the letters of the alphabet in their soup bowls and might be able to spell their names, play Scrabble with their soup, or invent a secret code. 3 tablespoons butter 2 medium carrots, diced 1 medium onion, diced 1 small russet potato, diced Salt and pepper, to taste 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup alphabet pasta, or other very small pasta shape (such as stars) 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup frozen corn In a medium pot, melt the butter. Add the carrots, onion, potato, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the vegetables soften. Add the tomato sauce and stock. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and partially cover the pot. Simmer for 8 minutes, or until vegetables are almost tender. Turn the heat to high. Stir in the pasta. Simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the pasta is tender but still has some bite. Add the peas and corn. Downeast Energy recently donated a 2004 Chevrolet van to the Bath Area Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. The food pantry and kitchen is run by a coalition of 12 Bath churches, and has an average of nearly 200 families visit the food pantry and serves an average of 1,900 meals per month at the soup kitchen. The van will be used by both the food pantry and soup kitchen for regular pickup of food at Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn, donations from various businesses and restaurants and the monthly USDA food distributions. University of New England students of the College of Pharmacy class of 2013 recently held its first annual Halfway Charity Gala and raised $1,800 for the Make-AWish Foundation of Maine. The gala, which included an auction and raffle, was initiated by the inaugural UNE pharmacy doctoral students who are half-way to earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Five County Credit Union recently hosted two free financial education courses for Bath Iron Works employees and spouses. Representatives from the credit union presented information on banking, types of banking accounts, saving money, investing basics and more. Space Gallery recently received a $2,500 grant from the Rines/Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support its ongoing film series. The grant will support 24 new, contemporary film programs and will bring directors, producers and speakers to conduct discussion sessions at the film screenings in 2011. The Maine Humanities Council received a $7,500 grant from the Helen and George Ladd Charitable Corporation in support of its early literacy program, Born to Read. The new grant will enable the council to offer 20 Born to Read trainings

Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until they are heated through. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if you like. Serves 4.



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The butter in the mixture is melted first, which makes the batter come together easily with just a bowl and a wooden spoon. Refrigerate the batter for several hours or overnight until it is firm enough to roll into balls. If you do leave it overnight, let it soften on the counter for an hour before you shape it. Chunky peanut butter makes a big difference in this recipe; it gives the cookies a nice crunch. 1 1/3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chunky or crunchy peanut butter Extra granulated sugar (for pressing) In a bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, with a wooden spoon, stir together the butter and granulated and brown sugars. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter until the mixture is smooth. Blend in the flour mixture until well incorporated.

Scrape down the batter, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate the dough for several hours or overnight. Set the oven at 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Pinch off walnut-size pieces of dough. With your hands, shape them into balls and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Put enough sugar on a plate to make a thin layer. Dip the tines of a fork repeatedly in the sugar and press it down once on each ball. Then press in a perpendicular direction to make a cross-hatch pattern. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until they are beginning to brown at the edges. Transfer the parchment sheets to wire racks to cool. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Makes about 40 cookies. Susan Lovell and her husband John, a great cook, live near Pat’s Meat Market & Cafe in Portland, with a hungry Maine coon cat and a poodle who eats cat food. An eighth-generation Mainer, she likes shellfish, steak, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, blueberry pie and Moxie. Her great great-grandfather, from Wellfleet, Mass., and his cousin founded Boston’s Union Oyster House and she really likes oysters and Guinness. And Boston cream pie.

to educators throughout Maine. The South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club has awarded a grant to the Thomas Memorial Library to purchase the complete series of “Families of the World” DVDs for children. The award-winning series features 24 DVDs, each profiling two families in diverse world regions. Good Theater recently received a grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation for

$4,000 to fund general operating expenses during the 2010-2011 season. This is the third time the Cohen Foundation has awarded money to Good Theater. Maine State Ballet recently received an $8,000 award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the orchestra and choral groups which perform during the ballet’s annual performances of The Nutcracker.

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The Forecaster’s 2011 Spring Sports Preview The short and sweet spring sports season is upon us and as always, triumph and thrills figure to be the order of the day for athletes, coaches and fans. Whether the sport is baseball, softball, lacrosse, track

or tennis, boys and girls from Forecaster Country will battle for championships and create memories along the way. While there’s no way to guarantee if the viewing conditions will be pleasant (the vagaries

of Mother Nature are impossible to predict), the play on the diamonds, fields, tracks and courts will live up to billing. The time has come to return to the outdoors. Enjoy.

Brunswick Dragons 2011 Spring Schedules BASEBALL Fri., April 22 Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Wed., May 11 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Wed., May 25 Fri., May 27 Tues., May 31

@.................... Cony H......................... EL @..........Oxford Hills H..............ERSKINE H................ MORSE @.................Bangor H......... LAWRENCE @.............. Lewiston H................... CONY @........................ EL H.....OXFORD HILLS @.................. Morse H.........MT. ARARAT @..... Messalonskee

SOFTBALL Fri., April 22 Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Wed., May 11 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Wed., May 25 Fri., May 27 Tues., May 31

@.................... Cony H......................... EL @..........Oxford Hills H..............ERSKINE H................ MORSE @.................Bangor H......... LAWRENCE @.............. Lewiston H................... CONY @........................ EL H.... OXFORD HILLS @.................. Morse H.........MT. ARARAT @..... Messalonskee

BOYS’ LACROSSE Sat., April 23 Wed., April 27 Sat., April 30 Thurs., May 5 Sat., May 7 Wed., May 11 Sat., May 14 Wed., May 18 Sat., May 21 Wed., May 25 Sat., May 28

@..... Messalonskee H...........LEWISTON H......... YARMOUTH @.................... Cony H......................... EL H............. MT. BLUE @..............Falmouth @..........Oxford Hills @.............. Lewiston H..... MESSALONSKEE H.........MT. ARARAT

GIRLS’ LACROSSE Fri., April 22 Tues., April 26 Sat., April 30 Tues., May 3 Fri., May 6 Tues., May 10 Sat., May 14 Fri., May 20 Tues., May 24 Fri., May 27 Tues., May 31

@..... Messalonskee @.............Mt. Ararat H...................... NYA @.............. Lewiston @.................. Morse H......................... EL @..............Falmouth @.................... Cony H.... OXFORD HILLS H.....MESSALONSKEE H.........MT. ARARAT

OUTDOOR TRACK Thurs., April 28 Thurs., May 5 Thurs., May 12

H...... BANGOR, EL, MARAN, WVILLE @................. Belfast H.............. LEAVITT, MEDOMAK, ROCKL

Thurs., May 19 @..........Oxford Hills Mon., May 23 @.............Mt. Ararat @..........KVAC meet Sat., May 28 Sat., June 4 CLASS A STATE MEET

BOYS’ TENNIS Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Wed., May 11 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23

H...........LEWISTON H......................... EL @............... Mt. Blue @................ Erskine H.........MT. ARARAT @.................Bangor H.....MESSALONSKEE @.............. Lewiston @........................ EL H............. MT. BLUE H..............ERSKINE @.............Mt. Ararat

GIRLS’ TENNIS Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Wed., May 11 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23

@.............. Lewiston @........................ EL @............... Mt. Blue H..............ERSKINE @.............Mt. Ararat @.................Bangor H.....MESSALONSKEE H...........LEWISTON H......................... EL H............. MT. BLUE @................ Erskine H.........MT. ARARAT

Mt. Ararat Eagles 2011 Spring Schedules BASEBALL

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Fri., April 22 Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Thurs., May 12 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23 Wed., May 25 Fri., May 27

@.............. Lewiston @.................. Morse H................... CONY @........................ EL H... OXFORD HILLS H............. MT. BLUE @.................Bangor @.............Hampden H...........LEWISTON H................ MORSE @.................... Cony H......................... EL @..........Oxford Hills @............ Brunswick

SOFTBALL Fri., April 22 Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Thurs., May 12 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23 Wed., May 25 Fri., May 27

@.............. Lewiston @.................. Morse H................... CONY @........................ EL H... OXFORD HILLS H............. MT. BLUE @.................Bangor @.............Hampden H...........LEWISTON H................ MORSE @.................... Cony H......................... EL @..........Oxford Hills @............ Brunswick

BOYS’ LACROSSE Sat., April 23 Wed., April 27 Sat., April 30 Thurs., May 5 Mon., May 9 Wed., May 11 Sat., May 14 Wed., May 18 Sat., May 21 Wed., May 25 Sat., May 28

@.............. Lewiston H............. MT. BLUE H................. NOBLE @........................ EL @..........Oxford Hills H.... MESSALONSKEE @.......... Kennebunk H................... CONY @............... Mt. Blue H...........LEWISTON @............ Brunswick

GIRLS’ LACROSSE Tues., April 26 Sat., April 30 Tues., May 3 Fri., May 6 Tues., May 10 Sat., May 14 Tues., May 17 Fri., May 20 Tues., May 24 Fri., May 27 Tues., May 31

H........BRUNSWICK @........... Westbrook @.............. Gardiner H......................... EL @.................... Cony H..... SCARBOROUGH @..........Oxford Hills H..............LINCOLN @..... Messalonskee H...........LEWISTON @............ Brunswick

OUTDOOR TRACK Fri., April 29 Thurs., May 5 Fri., May 13

H......... LAW, MESS, ROCKLAND @..........Skowhegan (MCI, Nokomis) H.... ERSKINE, HYDE,

Thurs., May 19 @..........Oxford Hills (Brunswick, Morse) Sat., May 28 @..........KVAC meet Sat., June 4 CLASS A STATE MEET

BOYS’ TENNIS Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Wed., May 11 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23

H............. MT. BLUE @................ Erskine H......................... EL @.............. Lewiston @............ Brunswick @..... Messalonskee H......SKOWHEGAN @............... Mt. Blue H..............ERSKINE @........................ EL H...........LEWISTON H........BRUNSWICK

GIRLS’ TENNIS Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Wed., May 11 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23

H............. MT. BLUE H..............ERSKINE @........................ EL @.............. Lewiston H........BRUNSWICK H... MESSALONSKEE @..........Skowhegan @............... Mt. Blue @................ Erskine H......................... EL H...........LEWISTON @............ Brunswick


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Morse Shipbuilders 2011 Spring Sports Schedules BASEBALL Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Tues., May 3 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23 Wed., May 25 Fri., May 27 Tues., May 31


H.........MT. ARARAT @........................ EL H...........LEWISTON @............ Brunswick H................... CONY @.............Lawrence @................ Erskine H... OXFORD HILLS H..............ERSKINE @.............Mt. Ararat H......................... EL @.............. Lewiston H........BRUNSWICK @.................... Cony H........... HAMPDEN ACADEMY

SOFTBALL Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Tues., May 3 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23 Wed., May 25 Fri., May 27 Tues., May 31

H.........MT. ARARAT @........................ EL H...........LEWISTON @............ Brunswick H................... CONY @.............Lawrence @................ Erskine H... OXFORD HILLS H..............ERSKINE @.............Mt. Ararat H......................... EL @.............. Lewiston H........BRUNSWICK @.................... Cony H........... HAMPDEN ACADEMY

Fri., April 22 Wed., April 27 Sat., April 30 Wed., May 4 Fri., May 6 Tues., May 10 Thurs., May 12 Wed., May 18 Sat., May 21 Wed., May 25 Sat., May 28

H...CAMDEN HILLS H... MARANACOOK @......... Massabesic H.......MTN. VALLEY @................. Lincoln H............ST. DOM’S H............. DEERING @.............. Gardiner H............. OAK HILL @.......Camden Hills @.........Maranacook

Thurs., May 19 @..........Oxford Hills (Bruns, Mt. A) Sat., May 28 @..........KVAC meet Sat., June 4 CLASS A STATE MEET

BOYS’ TENNIS Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27 Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Thurs., May 5

H............. OAK HILL H...........MEDOMAK @................. Lincoln H... MARANACOOK H..............LINCOLN

Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Wed., May 11 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23

@.............. Gardiner @................Oak Hill H..............CAMDEN H.......................MCI @................. Belfast @.............Waterville H............WINSLOW

GIRLS’ TENNIS Mon., April 25 Wed., April 27

@................Oak Hill @.............Medomak

Fri., April 29 Mon., May 2 Fri., May 6 Mon., May 9 Wed., May 11 Fri., May 13 Mon., May 16 Wed., May 18 Fri., May 20 Mon., May 23

H..............LINCOLN @.........Maranacook H.......... GARDINER H............. OAK HILL @...............Camden H......... ROCKLAND @......................MCI H..............BELFAST H....... WATERVILLE @............... Winslow

GIRLS’ LACROSSE Fri., April 22 Tues., April 26 Sat., April 30 Tues., May 3 Fri., May 6 Thurs., May 12 Fri., May 13 Tues., May 17 Thurs., May 19 Tues., May 24 Fri., May 27

@.........Maranacook H.......... GARDINER @........................ TA H..............LINCOLN H........BRUNSWICK @.......Camden Hills H...... WESTBROOK @... Mountain Valley @........................ EL H................... CONY @.............. Gardiner

OUTDOOR TRACK Thurs., April 28 @..................Leavitt (MCI, Skowhegan) Thurs., May 5 H............ CONY, EL, OXFORD HILLS Fri., May 13 @.............Lawrence (Camden, Maranacook)

Roundup Swinging Bridge 5K rescheduled to Sunday The Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K has been rescheduled to Sunday, to benefit Brunswick’s recent fire victims. It begins at 10 a.m., in front of the Red Mill on Bowdoin Mill Island in Topsham’s Lower Village. Entry fees are $25 for adults and $20 for those 17 and under.

Pitch, Hit and Run competition upcoming The Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, will be held Sunday, May 8 at 12 p.m. (registration is at 11:30 a.m.) at Freeport Middle School. The free competition is for boys and girls, ages 7-14. The winners advance to the Sectionals and ultimately, Nationals and will have a chance to play during All-Star Weekend in July. FMI, 865-6171.

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Mid Coast Books, Authors Saturday 4/23 Used Book and Music Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Wednesday 4/27 Book Club Information Night, for people interested in forming a book group, led by librarian Linda Oliver, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.

Saturday 4/30 Wendy Ulmer, author of “A Campfire for Cowboy Billy,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. book signing, Mariner’s Compass Quilt Shop, 190 Front St., Bath.

Theater, Memorial Hall, tickets required, available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

Greater Portland Books, Authors Monday 4/25 “In the Same Net:” Ocean Life, Ethics, and the Human Spirit, talk by author Dr. Carl Safina, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. talk, 7:30 p.m. book signing, Abromson Center, USM Portland, register by 4/22, Lorraine Lessard, 624-6222. Reader’s Circle Discussion, “The Gift of Rain,” by Tan Twan Eng, 7 p.m. Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth,

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Films Friday 4/22 “Including Samuel,” documentary about kids with disabilities, discussion with filmmaker Dan Habib to follow, 1 p.m., free, open to public, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3375.

Thursday 4/28 “Shelter in Place,” EcoCinema film series presented by Frontier Cafe and Harbor Works Gallery, 7 p.m., $10, Frontier Cafe, 14 Main St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, 725-5222.

Museums Saturday 4/30 Symposium: The Navy and Maine, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $60 museum member; $70 nonmember; $35 student, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath,, 443-1316.

Music Friday 4/22 Zemya and The Shavarsh Kef Ensemble, women’s a cappella group, and Middle Eastern music group, 7 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-5222.


Poetry Slam Team 2011, finals competition, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, all ages, Local Sprouts Cafe, Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 4/28 Book Sale, hosted by Yarmouth Village Improvement Society, April 28-30, 1-7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Log Cabin, 196 Main St. Yarmouth, ”Poetry in the Library,” with Elizabeth Tibbetts and Jim Glenn Thatcher, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth,

Friday 4/29 Words & Images 2011: Resurgam Book Release Party, 6-9 p.m., free and open to the public, Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland 92 Bedford St., Portland, Wordsandimagesjournal.

Saturday 4/30 Giant Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth., 781-2351.

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One Longfellow Square hosts three-band night April 23

Films Wednesday 4/27 “American: The Bill Hicks Story,” 7:30 p.m., $7/ $5 for Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

Thursday 4/28 Film Chowdah: The Second Annual Maine College Film Festival, 7 p.m., screening with awards ceremony, 9:30 p.m. encore screening, $5, Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St., Portland,

Friday 4/29 Dudefest 2011, 8 p.m. screening of “The Big Lebowski,” 10 p.m. live music from film by The Little Lebowski Under Achievers, $6/ $3 if wearing bathrobe, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

Galleries Thursday 4/28 “The Orb and the Octopus,” by Amy Ray and John Jennison, 5-8 p.m. closing reception, Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.

Friday 4/29 “From Our Angle:” A Senior Photography Exhibit, by Yarmouth High School’s advanced photography students, 6:30-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through May 6, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Music Friday 4/22 Caravan of Thieves, gypsy jazz, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $22 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Saturday 4/23 AL-Sayab, Arabic music, 7:309:30 p.m., free, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, Cake, 8 p.m., $35, all ages, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 800-745-3000, Milagres, Milkman’s Union, Husband & Wife, presented by HillyTown, 8 p.m., $10, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St.,

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Three stand-out bands for $10 makes for a not-to-be-missed show on Friday, April 23, at One Longfellow Square in Portland. The triple bill, presented by HillyTown, features Milagres, pictured here, The Milkman’s Union and Husband & Wife. The show starts at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Advance tickets are available online at

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Monday 4/25 Music Industry & Community Night, hosted by Portland Music Foundation, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, FMI, Nashville Songwriters Association, Portland chapter meeting, 7-9 p.m., The Cafe at 317 Main Street Music Center, Yarmouth, Bob McKillop, 272-2748.

Friday 4/29 Talib Kweli, rap/hip-hop, 8 p.m., $20-$40, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, Theoutnumbered, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, FMI, 8281310. Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days 2011, April 29-30, “Sound Art - Explorations in Sound and Music,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; and “Ten by Ten 10 Works by 10 Composers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, free and open to the public, donations at door accepted, presented by The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music, 389 Cousins St., Yarmouth, 8466658,, 846-6658.

Saturday 4/30 “Celebrate with Song,” Wescustago Youth Chorale 13th annual spring concert, 7 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 student, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, FMI, Leigh, 846-0705. Ameranouche Trio, Gypsy Jazz,

8 p.m., $10, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts. org. ”A Bluegrass Mass,” concert by the Choral Art Society, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance/ $20 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at, 828-0043. ”Music and Muffins:” Carolyn Currie, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday Morning Music Series at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215. Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days 2011, April 29-30, “Sound Art - Explorations in Sound and Music,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; and “Ten by Ten 10 Works by 10 Composers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, free and open to the public, donations at door accepted, presented by The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music, 389 Cousins St., Yarmouth, 8466658,, 846-6658.

Theater & Dance Maine Playwrights Festival, short plays presented by Acorn Productions, Thursdays-Saturdays, April 21-23; and Friday April 29, $8, all ages, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, complete schedule, tickets at, 854-0065. ”Adventures with Peter Pan,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, April 22-23, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $5 student/ $25 family of 5; Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, Tim Ryan, 415-6251. ”Halpern & Johnson,” presented by Portland Stage, March 29-April

24, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; $16.50-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 774-0465, “Killer Joe,” directed by Sean Mewshaw, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, April 22-23; April 29-30; ages 18+, $12-$10, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, “Winnie the Pooh,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, April 20-May 1; 1 p.m. Wednesday, 4/20; 4 p.m. Thursday, 4/21; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. FridaySaturday 4/22-23; 4 p.m. Friday 4/29; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., SaturdaySunday, 4/30-5/1, $7-$8; Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

Friday 4/22 Vaudeville Never Died! vaudeville style variety show presented by Dark Follies, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $12-$10, tickets, 899-3993,

Saturday 4/23 Vaudeville Never Died! vaudeville style variety show presented by Dark Follies, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $12-$10, tickets, 899-3993,

Thursday 4/28 My Life and Work as a Post-Porn Ecosex Activist: Informal Show & Tell Evening with Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., 7:30 p.m., $13-$10, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,

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Caravan of Thieves steals into Portland Comment on this story at:

By Scott Andrews Caravan of Thieves is motoring toward Portland, but there’s no need to call the police or double-latch the doors. Caravan of Thieves is a musical ensemble that specializes in gypsy jazz and other old-time acoustic genres. The band released a new CD last year and a new one is currently in process. You can hear many of those tunes on Friday when they steal into One Longfellow Square. If you’re in the mood for more conventional jazz, check out the University of Southern Maine School of Music’s upcoming events. The school is offering back-to-back jazz events on April 28 and 29. The first will be a small-scale performance in Gorham; the second will be a celebration of big bands in Portland.

Caravan of Thieves

Expect an element of freakishness to the show that’s coming to One Longfellow Square on Friday. Start with the name: Caravan of Thieves certainly suggests an ensemble that’s utterly out of the conventional box (if not downright illegal). Specializing in original tunes, with a smattering of covers, Caravan of Thieves is centered around a husband-wife duo of singer/songwriters who love to populate their lyrics with creepy creatures from earth and spooky visitors from beyond the boundaries of the physical universe. Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni say they draw inspiration for their songs by walking through a graveyard that’s close to their home in Bridgeport, Conn. And their musical medium certainly harks back to long-dead artists, especially the “gypsy jazz” string stylings made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli of the Hot Club de France from about 80 years ago. Caravan of Thieves is normally a quartet: two guitars plus violin and bass. But they’re frequently joined by an accordionist. The Sangiovannis share the principal vocal duties. Last year’s CD, the group’s second, was titled “Mischief Night,” and another album is in the works. It’s definitely not overly standardized McMusic, avers Fuzz Sangiovanni, and plenty of others agree with his assess-


Caravan of Thieves is a gypsy jazz quintet built around a husband-wife team of guitarists. The group plays One Longfellow Square in Portland on Friday.

ment. “If you’re weary of the heavily manufactured sounds and slick production values that dominate mainstream music today, then Caravan of Thieves promises to at least provide a satisfying alternative,” wrote Naila Francis of the Philadelphia Intelligencer. “These songs are soaked in a melange of influences, that while obviously steeped in gypsy swing, bear elements of everything from chamber pop and 1920s hot jazz to vaudeville, folk and bluegrass.” Writing in the Portsmouth Herald, music critic Christopher Hislop said: “The tunes that Caravan of Thieves write are fun, full of imaginative imagery, and are unlike anything that’s out there in the music world nowadays. Steeped deeply in the traditions of gypsy jazz and call-and-response blues/folk tunes, with a smattering of punk edginess thrown in for good measure, this music demands action, and reaction. This isn’t just music that you hear, it’s music that you feel. Primary songwriters Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni are the curators of the stories that bring you to an era when performance art was really the only form of entertainment. The time before television sets and the Internet. A time when being social meant being a part of a thriving,

living (in the flesh), and breathing community. This stuff is fun.” Catch Caravan of Thieves at One Longfellow Square (corner of State and Congress) in Portland at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22. Call 761-1757.

Jazz at USM A more conventional brand of jazz will be featured at the University of Southern Maine School of Music next week, with back-to-back happenings on Thursday and Friday. On April 28 at 7:30 p.m. the USM Jazz

Ensemble, directed by Chris Oberholtzer, and the Lab Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Sakash, offer an evening of modern and classical jazz with guest artist Mark Buselli. On April 29 the Spotlight Series presents an 8 p.m. jazz concert titled “East Meets West” by the Portland Jazz Orchestra. The orchestra, also directed by Oberholtzer, comprises some of the best jazz musicians in New England. I’ve attended several concerts over the years, and they put on a fine show. Oberholtzer points out that the development of big band jazz started with Swing Era luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Count Basie, and continues today with orchestras led by numerous influential composers including Maria Schneider and Gordon Goodwin. Distinctive eastern and western styles developed – principally associated with New York and California – and Friday’s Spotlight concert will illustrate their differences and commonalities. “This unique evening of big band jazz promises to be exceptional concert,” Oberholtzer said. “I am very proud of the PJO and we look forward to performing. We will swing our way through the decades and the sounds of many of our country’s leading big bands. It will be great fun!” continued page 19

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Mid Coast Benefits Friday 4/22 St. Matthew Passion by First Parish Choir, Ray Cornils conductor, 3 p.m., free/donations accepted to benefit The Oasis Health Network, First Parish Church, UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, 729-7331.

Saturday 4/23 Rabies Plus! Clinic, various services, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., all proceeds benefit the animals, The Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051,

Wednesday 4/27 Silent Auction and annual meeting of Merrymeeting Audubon, Herb Wilson, “Patterns of Spring Arrival Dates for Migratory Breeding Birds,” 6 p.m., buffet dinner, $20/person, reservations must be received by April 20, make check out to Merrymeeting Audubon, mail to Tulle Frazer, 271 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 725-8942, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, McKeen St., Brunswick.

Saturday 4/30 Barbershop Concert & Silent Auction, to benefit Brunswick Area Respite Care, 6 p.m. auction, 7 p.m. concert with The Nor-Easters, Inspirations, Maine-ly Harmony, Back Bay Four, $10/door, $8 in advance at Respite Care, 729-8571, children under 12 free, United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. Coastal Youth 5K and Fun Run, “Go for Baroque ... out and Bach,” to benefit Coastal Youth Orchestra music programs, 9 a.m., $25/5K, $20/5K (18 and under), $10 Fun Run, information/registration form at, Nancy Roderick,, 729-5156.

Sunday 5/1

Meetings Brunswick

Mon. 4/25 12 p.m. Brunswick Development Corporation 28 Federal St. Mon. 4/25 1 p.m. Staff Review 46 Federal St. Mon. 4/25 4 p.m. Conservation Commission MSS Mon. 4/25 7 p.m. Town Council MSS Tue. 4/26 7:30 a.m. Brunswick Downtown Association MB Tue. 4/26 7 p.m. Planning Board MSS Wed. 4/27 7 p.m. School Board Public Forum on Budget MSS Wed. 4/27 7 p.m. Bicycle / Pedestrian Committee MSS Thu. 4/28 9 a.m. People Plus Board Border Trust, Topsham Thu. 4/28 7 p.m. Brunswick / Harpswell Town Boundary Workshop MSS Thu. 4/28 7 p.m. Recycling and Sustainability Committee 46 Federal St


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6 p.m. MDOT Public Hearing 7 p.m. Planning Board


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8 a.m. Board of Appeals Site Visit TO 2 p.m. Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee TO 7 p.m. Education Advisory TO 3 p.m. West Harpswell Re-Use Task Force TO 3 p.m. Conservation Commission TO 7 p.m. Marine Resources TO 6:30 p.m. Board of Appeals TO 6 p.m. West Harpswell Re-Use Merriconeag Grange, Task Force Forum 529 Harpswell Neck Road

Giant Yard Sale, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain date May 7, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, to purchase table, $10, Sue Sabrowski or Marcy Brenner, 725-2624, proceeds benefit All Saints Parish, St. Charles’ Christmas Fair Raffle.

Bulletin Board Wednesday 4/27 Student Art Show kick-off, Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35

freshments to benefit Mt. Ararat Sports Boosters, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., $4 adults, $2 children under 15, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, Paul Lodge, 966-3641, paullodge@

Republic Ave., Topsham, 6:30-8 p.m., 729-7323 ext. 1.

Saturday 4/30 Community Parade Workshops, sponsored by Spindleworks, 9 a.m - 12 p.m., next to the Brunswick Winter Market, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820. Model Train Show, by the Great Falls Modern Railroad Club of Auburn and Lewiston, sale of re-

Maine Green Independent Party convention, 9 a.m., non-Greens invited as guests, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick; 6 p.m., “Bringing in the May”and May Pole dance, Brunswick Mall; registration and information,

Call for Donations Yard Sale Collection for Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s “Grand and Glorious” yard sale to be held May 13-15, collections ongoing at the former Bookland, Cook’s Corner Mall, Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Millie Stewart, 373-6015.

Call for Volunteers Maine Maritime Museum, summer docents and greeters needed, various positions, for information and training dates, call the volunteer office, 443-1316, ext. 350; 243 Washington St., Bath. ”Road to Recovery,” American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715,, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham. American Cancer Society Relay for Life is seeking volunteers and team participants for 2011, call Donna Muto, 373-3703, donna., or visit Red Cross Training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299,, 16 Community Way, Topsham. Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays, information, 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham.

Thursday 4/28 Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, volunteer training, 12-4 p.m., Parkview Hospital, 329 Maine St., Brunswick, pre-registration required, 777-7740,

Saturday 4/30 Shelter Animal Foster Family Recruitment Meeting, training and information, volunteers needed to foster animals not ready for adoption, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., preregister, Kathy Sullivan, 725-5051 ext. 14, email, Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick.

Dining Out Saturday 4/30 Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:306 p.m., adults $7, children $3.50, Bath United Church of Christ Con-

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Sunday 5/1 Prime Rib dinner, 1-3 p.m., suggested donation, $15/adult, $7.50/ children under 12, reservations/ advance sales only before April 27, 443-4700 or 443-8763, Knights of Columbus, 807 Middle St., Bath.

Getting Smarter Saturday 4/23 Ikebana Instruction for all levels, demonstration and instruction in flower arranging by Lisa Stanley, demonstration Saturday, 7-9 p.m., open to the public, $10 suggested donation; workshop Sunday, April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, space is limited, class fee, $100 ($25 deposit due 4/14), FMI, Lisa Bowie, lbowie@maine., 749-2548.

Monday 4/25 ”Assuming the Ecosexual Position:” Adventures of the Love Art Lab, Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3697. Community Building with Customers and Prospects: Social Media, Joan Carney, Five Rivers Arts Alliance meeting/workshop, 6 p.m., members free, non-members $5, open to the public, Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 108 Maine St., Brunswick, pre-register by email,, 798-6964.

Tuesday 4/26 Job Search Workshop, 9-11 a.m., free, open to the public, Workforce Solutions Center-BRAC, Naval Air Station, Brunswick, 373-0754 to sign up. Mid-Coast Retired Educators meeting/luncheon, speaker from Neighbors Inc., eldercare service, 11:30 a.m., The Kennebec Tavern, 119 Commercial St., Bath, FMI, Jane Gott, 721-0659.

Wednesday 4/27 The Maine Job Bank, 9-11 a.m., free, open to the public, Workforce Solutions Center-BRAC, Naval Air Station, Brunswick, 373-0754 to sign up.

Thursday 4/28 Home Energy Efficiency Workshop by The Midcoast Council of Governments, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, $200 audit coupon giveaways, Topsham Town Office, FMI Jason Bird, 443-5790,

Health & Support

Grieving Children and their families, 6-week peer support program, Mondays, April 25-May 30, 6-7:15 p.m., United Methodist Church, 230 Church St., Brunswick, FMI and to schedule initial family meeting, call Kathe Pilibosian, Bereavement and Grief Support, 729-6782 ext. 1357, kpilibosian@

”Spring into Healing,” Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support group for women who have experienced sexual abuse, begins mid-April, to schedule pre-group appointment, and for location, call 725-2181, email

Friday 4/22

Free Blood Pressure Clinic, by CHANS Home Health Care, 9:3011 a.m., Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick, FMI 729-6782.

Just for Seniors

Computer 101, very basic class, how to turn the computer on, connect a printer, get on the internet to receive email and communicate with your grandchildren, Tuesday mornings 9-10 a.m., $5 activity fee, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Computer 201, follow-up to the 101 class, learn how to attach documents and work with your contact list, learn about online shopping, distribution lists, searching the internet, Tuesday mornings, 1011 a.m., $8 activity fee, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Kids and Family Stuff

The Park introduces The Community Session, last Wednesday of each month, 3-6 p.m., free, skating, biking, lobby games, equipment rental; all ages, but parent must sign waiver for kids under 18, The Park, 26 Summer St., Bath, 4438900, bathyouthmeetinghouse. com.

Tuesday 4/26

Music Together Class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, caregivers, 9:30-10:15 a.m., 10 weeks, $140, St. Paul’s Community Room, Pleasant St., Brunswick, to register call Sharon, 522-3900, sharonpynemusic@, or visit musictogether. com.

Thursday 4/28

Write a Modern Resume, 9-11 a.m., free, open to the public, Workforce Solutions Center-BRAC, Naval Air Station, Brunswick, 3730754 to sign up.

Music Together Class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, caregivers, 9-9:45 a.m., 10 weeks, $140, Wiscasset Community Center, Rt. 27, Wiscasset, to register call 882-8230; FMI, Sharon, 522-3900,, or visit

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Friday 4/29

Pejepscot Genealogy meeting, 2 p.m., Hubbard Goodrich on ledgers and commercial exchanges, 2nd floor Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, FMI, Brian, 729-4098, 833-7371, or visit

Music Together Class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, caregivers, 10:45-11:30 a.m., 10 weeks, $140, Bath Dance Works, downtown Bath, to register call Sharon, 5223900, sharonpynemusic@gmail. com, or visit

Inspiring a new generation of ocean advocates July 5-29 An inspiring, rigorous, and adventure-filled month-long summer program promoting ocean literacy and sustainability and preparing participants for college. Employing the Gulf of Maine as the classroom and those who work with it as the teachers, SOS challenges rising high school juniors and seniors and recent graduates to apply their creativity, critical thinking skills, and energy to learn what is truly needed to sustain the ocean and the people who depend on it. For more information and an application, please contact us at: (207) 774-5721, ext. 318, or


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Advocates from page 4 thought about this. We have a plan, and we’re working toward implementing that plan. Whether it’s extending a sidewalk or widening a sidewalk, improving the edges of streets for bicycle riding, or whatever it might be.” A sidewalk inventory was taken as part of the planning process. All sidewalks were walked, their conditions were ranked, and they were mapped and

Out & About from page 17 The Thursday concert is slated for Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. The Friday concert will be held at Hannaford Hall at the Abromson Center for Community Education, at 88 Bedford St. on the Portland campus. Call the music box office at 780-5555.

Music reverberations The classical music world was shaken last weekend by the announcement that

complied into a database. The city’s 2002 sidewalk priority list was also revised to show improvements that have been made and streets requiring sidewalk construction or repair. The committee also drafted a survey that gathered information about where people bike, walk and run, and how they perceive local conditions. More than 150 residents responded and nearly 20 were interviewed. The plan calls for priority short-term actions, such as establishment of a per-

manent bike and pedestrian committee, improvements to downtown crosswalks and sidewalks to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, improvement of bicycle and pedestrian access to schools, and designation of bicycle routes throughout Bath. The plan also recommends a meeting be convened of Bath, Brunswick and West Bath officials to discuss how to proceed with plans to extend the Androscoggin River bicycle path to the Kennebec River.

According to the plan, areas that require special consideration in the long term include High Street south of Route 1, waterfront sidewalks, the intersection of Centre and High streets, and Route 1 west of High Street. Projects will have to be included in Bath’s annual capital improvements plan, while other budgetary changes will have to be included in the annual operations budget.

the Philadelphia Orchestra, long ranked among the national Big Five, was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Although the recession has claimed a number of smaller regional symphonies and opera companies, Philadelphia is by far the biggest victim to date. Although that sad fact doesn’t directly concern southern Maine music aficionados, it does underscore the importance of the precautionary cutbacks put into place in recent years by two of our region’s premier organizations: PORTopera and

the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Two years ago PORTopera cancelled its planned major production and substituted a single concert of operatic favorite arias. Although disappointing, the move saved a bundle of money and allowed PORTopera to regain its financial footing and continue through the longer term. I eagerly anticipate this summer’s production of “Daughter of the Regiment.” Two years ago the Portland Symphony cut back its programming by doubling up two of the Sunday concerts with the more

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“Your Pet is Our Priority”

Invisible Fence of Southern ME • Most trusted brand since 1973 • Start puppies at 8 weeks • 99.5% success rate 417 US Rte.1 Falmouth

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Quality Installations since 1991 24 gauge metal and copper • 30 color choices

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Richard Ruck Driveways

DRIVEWAY DIRT-BUSTERS Imagine a cleaner car, cleaner kids, cleaner pets, cleaner shoes, and keener floor. Imagine actually being able to read your doormat from now on. Sweep less. Smile more. Let Mid Coast Paving install a quality, hot asphalt driveway for all the right reasons. Call Ron today for a free estimate. Your dog will get over it.

EST. 1985

• Commercial • Residential • Free Estimates • Prompt Service

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DOES YOUR ROAD OR DRIVEWAY NEED WORK AFTER WEAR AND TEAR OF THE WINTER MONTHS? We can grade and refinish your road or driveway with any gravel, reclaim or stone product. With many equipment options, we can handle grading jobs of any size. Your new grading will be compacted with a vibratory roller, which is protection for your investment. We can grade on a one-time basis or periodically for maintenance. Call today for a free estimate.

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ANTIQUE CHAIR RESTORATION: Wooden chairs repaired. Tightening, refinishing, caning, rushing, shaker tape. Neat and durable repairs executed in a workman like manner on the shortest notice for reasonable or moderate terms. Will pick-up and deliver. Retired chair maker, North Yarmouth, Maine. 829-3523.




Westbrook Pet Grooming Salon, LLC 128 Puritan Drive Westbrook, ME 04092

Pre 1950 old postcards, stamp collections, old photographs and old paper items

GOODOG PET CARE will do pet sitting at your homedogs, cats, horses & more

Puppy socializing- Pet taxi Bonded/ Insured

(207) 854-9910 We Keep Your Pet Looking Great! Mon. - Fri. 7 AM to 5:30 PM Sat. 8 AM to 4 PM Tues. & Thurs. Evenings by Appt. Conveniently located off of East Bridge Street in Westbrook 865-6558 PURRRS PETSITTING for cats & dogs in Freeport & Yarmouth area. Experienced, refs available 838-9317 or

ANNOUNCEMENTS BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT? GETTING ENGAGED OR MARRIED? HAVING A CLASS REUNION? Place your ad for your Announcement here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.


The Brown Dog Inn Boarding, Daycare & Spa

“Dogs of all colors welcome!� RT 136N Freeport 1 mile off Exit 22 I-295

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Pleasant Hill Kennels Freeport, ME 865-4279

Boarding with Love, Care & More! New Owner Chris Abbe

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. CUMBERLAND ANTIQUES OVER 25 YEARS of TRUSTED SERVICE! We buy most older items. JEWELRY, SILVER, GLASS, CHINA, POTTERY, OLD BOOKS & MAGAZINES, POST CARDS, LINENS, QUILTS, TRUNKS, TOOLS, BUTTONS, TOYS, DOLLS, FOUNTAIN PENS, MILITARY. Call 7 days a week. 838-0790.


Books, records, furniture, jewelry, coins, hunting, ďŹ shing, military, art work, dishes, toys, tools.

I will come to you with cash.

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Call John 450-2339

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î ľ TOP PRICES PAID î ľ 799-7890 call anytime 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.

AUCTIONS AUCTIONS- Plan on having an auction? Let FORECASTER readers know about your Auction in over 69,500 papers! Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.

AUTOS WANTED DAMAGED VEHICLES- Non-Inspection, Mini Vans with BAD Transmissions. Call Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections.Custom painting/collision work. 38 years experience. 878-3705. 1976 MGM RED CONVERTIBLE. Excellent condition, well maintained. No winter usage. Restored leather seats. Aprox 92K. Appraised $7300. Can email pictures. FMI 207-2825074 leave message and I’ll return your call.

BOATS BIG SEBAGO—-DOCKAGE available for small boats and personal watercrafts. Large boat slips available with shore power and wi-fi. 20 minutes from Portland. Call 207-8922698. SEBAGO LAKE LODGE & COTTAGES

BUSINESS RENTALS TIME TO MOVE OUT OF YOUR HOME OFFICE? Join us at 10 Forest Falls Drive in Yarmouth - bright, private professional office 10�x10�, within our space - free parking and shared waiting room. Bring your laptop and your cell phone & start to work! Suitable for accountant, real estate, designer, Industrial Hygienist, appraiser, entrepreneur, etc. $400.00 per month. Call Janet 207-847-9223 for details. PEDIATRIC THERAPY OFFICE SPACE- Join two other part time childrens speech and physical therapists in a bright, colorful child friendly professional space - 10 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth. Your share is $400.00 per month. Call Janet 207-847-9223 for details ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH. Great space for Office or Retail use. Easy access, lots of parking, great visibility.1000 to 3000 SF. Join other happy tenants. 8466380. PORTLAND- SWEET office space for rent; in-town; bright and sunny.$500.month. Be part of a welcoming community of counselors and therapists. Call Stephen at 773-9724, #3.

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 or (207)893-2931.

CHILD CARE Mrs. D’s Before & After School Care has openings for the fall enrollment. K-5th grade. FMI: 781-2943.

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BODY AND SOUL OPENINGS IN ONGOING men’s support groups for men who wish to address struggles with intimacy, relationships & patterns that get in the way. Stephen Andrew 773-9724 (#3) SLIDING FEE Studies in Spiritual Psychology Gurdjieff Society of Maine Movements, music, literature and group work.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Computer Business for Sale to right person. Repairs and sales. Good customer base (Portland to Windham and surrounding areas). Owner retiring would be willing to stay on to help with transition for short period. Call 207-650-6034 for more information.

Customized cleaning • Laundry Superior service Affordable Prices Eco-Friendly Products

Place your ad online Katherine Clark, former owner of Nasty Neat Compulsive Cleaning

“And I Mean CLEAN! � Have you ever cleaned up for the Cleaning

People? Or worse, cleaned up after them? Wait no longer! Call for a free estimate. 17 years experience, Fully Insured

Commercial & Residential 100% satisfaction guaranteed Unlimited references

by Master’s

Touch 846-5315

Serving 25 years

GREEN Window Cleaningenvironmentally safe cleaners 27 years helping people see things clearly

Kavi David Cohen, 671-9239

Home Cleaning

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

Insured References Free Estimates Gutters Cleaned Screens Cleaned Chandeliers Cleaned Ceiling Fans Cleaned Satisfaction Guaranteed

Call 207-772-7813 “It’s a Good Day for a Grand View!�



“Why buy new when yours can be re-newed!� Call Jim @ B&J Electronics

Mon-Sat 8-8 • 799-7226

Repairs on all Makes & Models

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892-2255 Call Gloria Free Estimates

DECORATING Residential and Commercial Cleaning Excellent References Reasonable rates

Cell: 615-5170 or: 615-1034

WANDA’S CLEANING SERVICE. Residential/Commercial & small post construction cleanups. Serving Portland & surrounding areas. Insured, Bonded. Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, or 1 time. Call for free estimate. 878-5489. GREEN WINDOWCLEANINGENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE CLEANERS, 27 YEARS HELPING PEOPLE SEE THINGS CLEARLY. KAVI DAVID C O H E N . 6 7 1 - 9 2 3 9 C&M-PROFESSIONAL CLEANING has openings for small offices, on weekends only. References provided. Contact Carolyn at 207-7124261. LOOKING FOR A GREAT CLEANER? To make your home shine? Look no further! I offer pro cleaning services done your way. Great references. Call Rhea: 939-4278.


“The Way Home Should Be�

Grandview Window Cleaning



Call 233-4829 for free estimate



PC Lighthouse Laptop & Desktop Repair

Certified Technician A+



All Major Credit Cards Accepted

25 Years Experience Disaster Recovery Spyware - Virus Wireless Networks Training Seniors Welcome



JOHNSON’S TILING Floors • Showers Backsplashes • Mosaics

Custom Tile design available References Insured


Free Estimates

ELDER CARE EXCELLENT EXPERIENCED Caregiver, can help you keep your independence while assisting you w/daily activities: doctors appt. errands, meal prep/companionship.767-8072.


GARDEN RESCUE SERVICE • Single clean up, weeding. • Biweekly weeding service. •Transplanting and planting.

829.4335 Ready to Grow the Easier Way? The new Boomer Bed? Raised garden bed system requires NO Tools-All Assembled. Perfect for vegetables, herbs and flowers right at your backdoor! Save money, eat healthy! Visit or FMI 781-2943. GARDENING & FARMSPlace your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

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Do you appreciate delicious home cooked meals, but don’t have the time to make them? Contact Liz at or (508) 284-9928

Custom Cut High Quality 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.


Contact Don Olden

(207) 831-3222


Got a Function or Speciality in Food? Let readers know about all you have to offer in our Food category to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for rates.

FOR SALE HAYDEN SUPERPACK vacuum power nozzle. Fits older kenmore canister or central vacuums. my vacuum died, special order nonrefundable. used twice, new $125 sacrifice $75. 207253-9881


Fundraiser Coming up?

Pownal, Maine


(100% oak) Kiln-dried Firewood please call for prices.

Discount rates for Non-Profits

Green Firewood $220


Delivery fees may apply. Prices subject to change.

Order online: VISA • MC

*Celebrating 26 years in business*

State Certified Trucks for Guaranteed Measure A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

$215 Green $270 Seasoned $325 Kiln Dried

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


LEE’S FIREWOOD Quality Hardwood Green $185 Cut- Split- Delivered

State Certified truck for guaranteed measure Quick Delivery

Call 831-1440 in Windham

FLEA MARKETS Advertise your Flea Market here to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.

Mahogany drop leaf table with end drawers for dining or living room seats 4-6. Beautiful condition. $175.00. 207-7674535.

GIFTS DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING to advertise under GIFTS? Place your ad here that will be seen in over 69,500 papers! Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.


Are you interested in making a difference in an older person’s life?

is seeking to hire individuals who love to work with horses. Duties will include mucking stalls, general cleaning of the barn and tack area, in addition to working to prepare horses for the trainer. Previous experience is preferred but not necessary if willing to learn.

Opportunities available for individuals interested in rewarding work providing one on one care for elders in our community. Responsibilities include nonmedical and light personal care. For more info and an application, please go to our website at


THE COLOR OF SOUND WORKSHOP W/ Los Angeles Voice Coach: Rowena Balos May 13/14 See web site or call for more info COMPASSIONATE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS See all of our classes at: WWW.YARMOUTHYOGA.COM YOGA NOURISHES THE BODY &THE SOUL “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

River Payne RN Master Reflexologist Trigger Point Bodywork Reduce pain, quiet the mind & have a better life.

Sessions in Hollis,

Portland’s OVE sanctuary or in your home.

207-749-8063 Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.

FURNITURE RESTORATIONPlace your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

HELP WANTED The Most Rewarding Work in Greater Portland


BRAND NEW COUCH- beige color. Must sell. 899-8853. Take $299.

Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need? Advantage Home Care is seeking kind and dependable caregivers to care for seniors in their homes in the greater Portland area. We offer flexible hours, and full and part time shifts for days, nights and weekends. We provide training. Reliable transportation required.

Cherry king sleighbed still boxed with mattress set. All new. Asking $499. Call 3965661. New soft Queen pillowtop mattress. Factory sealed. $175. Call 899-8853. Twin/full mattress set never used. Asking $115. Call 3965661.


Building Maine’s great spaces.

Wright-Ryan Construction has a well-earned reputation for high-quality, custom construction. We provide General Contractor / Construction Management services for a variety of commercial, institutional and residential projects throughout Maine. In addition, our Millwork Division builds custom millwork and furniture for a variety of clients. We are eager to meet individuals looking to build a career in a team environment with leaders committed to our mission and core values. Our strategic and business planning processes and our performance appraisal program are based on these values. We are currently seeking candidates for:

Project Manager

The Project Manager leads the WR project team, providing construction and construction management services of the highest professional standard, while meeting project schedule and financial goals. The successful candidate will have five-ten years experience in the commercial construction industry and be well versed in all aspects of project management from pre-construction through project conclusion. Extensive experience leading successful project teams, demonstrating the highest caliber customer service and quality standards is required. Customer relations skills and experience to successfully communicate with clients, architects, engineers and sub-contractors is essential. Candidates must have the ability to lead the team with a strong sense of personal responsibility and urgency to accomplish company and project objectives.

Project Estimator

The Project Estimator is responsible for assembling accurate, thorough, well defined, and timely proposals for bids and negotiated work. Quality estimates are the starting point for success on any project making this an extremely important position on our pre-construction team. Successful candidates will have significant experience in the construction industry and a minimum of five years experience in an estimating position; the ability to independently prioritize, make timely decisions and rapidly respond to changes and problems; the ability to accomplish the objectives of the position fostering a strong sense of personal responsibility and urgency; demonstrated, well developed, oral and written communication and presentation skills. Wright-Ryan offers competitive compensation and benefit programs, challenging work with a professional, well respected team, and excellent growth opportunities. Please submit your resume and a cover letter stating salary requirements via e-mail, or mail to: Ellen Gardner Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc. 10 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101 E-Mail: Wright-Ryan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Call 699-2570 for more information and an application.

$245 Orthopedic mattress and box spring for sale. New. 8998853.

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1st date to run Credit Card #

Looking for Basic Cleaning. Will barter 20 hrs work for a week of camping.

Boat Detailing & Shrink Wrapping, Buffing. Full & Part time openings. Local Yacht Service Co. looking for motivated people to join our team. Will train the right person. $12/HR to start. Please call 797-8989.

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to set up an interview.



STRIPPING & REFINISHING by hand Former high school shop teacher • Pick up & delivery available • 30 years experience • References

Yarmouth Yoga Studio

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Cut/Split/Delivered Quality Hardwood

SOFA - Chippendale-style camelback, beautiful, excellent condition. $500. 518-9737.

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We are seeking Caregivers with personal care skills for all shifts. Experience counts and certifications PSS, PCA, CNA and others are welcome. Must be professional and compassionate. If you would like to become part of an award winning team. Contact 780-8624 LANDSCAPE/GARDENING COMPANY seeking hardworking, detail oriented employees who love plants and gardening. Full and part time positions involve travel to and work in gardens in Prout’s Neck, Yarmouth, and Sebago lakes region. Work includes installation, pruning, and maintenance of large perennial gardens. Should have horticultural education and/or demonstrate substantial experience. Knowledge of perennials and shrubs a must. Submit work history and resume to: A Touch of Green, P.O. Box 1262, Raymond, Maine 04071.

• Painting • Weatherization • Cabinets 846-5802

Serving Greater Portland 19 yrs.


CARPENTER/ 25 years BUILDER Fully Insured experience CONTRACTING, SUB-CONTRACTING, ALL PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION Roofing Vinyl / Siding / Drywall / Painting Home Repairs / Historical Restoration

Chimney lining & Masonry Building – Repointing – Repairs Asphalt & Metal Roofing Foundation Repair & WaterprooďŹ ng Painting & Gutters 20 yrs. experience – local references

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REMODELING, WINDOWS, DOORS, KITCHENS & BATHS Serving Cumberland County 25 years experience • Free Estimates • Insured


HANDYMAN Give me a call!

GORDON SHULKIN Reasonable hourly rate



329-7620 for FREE estimates

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

Green Products Available


Call SETH • 207-491-1517

Kind Hearted

152 US Route 1, Scarborough

885 - 9600

MARCO’S CONSTRUCTIONOver 10 years of experience. We are professional in general Constr uction,Remodeling, Roofing, Siding, Painting & Finish Carpentry. Marco 712-2307 or 899-9154. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING & CARPENTRY: 30 Years experience. Residential & Commercial. Insured. Free estimates. Mike Hamilton, 8293679.


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EXPERT DRYWALL SERVICE- Hanging, Taping, Plaster & Repairs. Archways, Cathedrals, Textured Ceilings, Paint. Fully Insured. Reasonable Rates. Marc. 590-7303.

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

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Home Instead Senior Care Call Today: 839-0441


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

We specialize in residential and commercial property maintenance and pride ourselves on our customer service and 1 on 1 interaction.


• Leaf and Brush Removal • Bed Edging and Weeding • Tree Pruning/Hedge Clipping • Mulching • Lawn Mowing • Powersweeping • SNOWPLOWING

Call or E-mail for Free Estimate (207) 926-5296

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• Time for Spring Cleanups • Garden Preparation • Regular Grounds Maintenance • Call for Free Estimate • Churches • Condos • Estates • Historic Sites • Industrial /Commercial • Residential

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Now Accepting New Customers

SAVE $ on our 3 Season Contracts Spring-Summer-Fall Free Estimates

Landscaping 615-3152 Commercial and Residential

(207) 415-8791

Everyone Needs Someone

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Residential & Commercial

Stephen Goodwin, Owner

We need your help to make a difference in the lives of older adults in Cumberland County. We are looking for proactive, exible people, who are looking for a challenging and satisfying part-time job. If you love the idea of being a “difference makerâ€? call today to inquire about joining our team of non-medical in home CAREGivers. Part-time day, evening, overnight and weekend hours. Currently we have a high need for awake overnights and weekends.


All calls returned!


If this describes you and you have a desire to improve the lives of area seniors, please give us a call. We’re looking for special people to join us in providing excellent non-medical, in-home care to the elderly. We are especially interested in weekend and overnight staff.




WANTED: MAINE State registered Nurse for employer settings. 25-40 hours/week, Mon-Fri. Interested? Fax Resume to 783-0019.

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SPRING CLEANUPS Landscape Maintenance Free Estimates • Fully Insured

MASTER PLUMBER & GAS Licensed.RECESSION RATES. Labor $55 hour, plus materials. Licensed, Insured, Free estimates. 318-1237 cell. PCA/KIND/RELIABLE BRUNSWICK MIDDLE AGED woman in wheelchair with MS. Up to 20 hours and per-diem hours available. Clean background. Positive attitude. 650-6060.

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415-6750/829-5703 Call Today for Spring Clean-up & Storm Damage

Four Season Services NOW SCHEDULING: •Spring Clean Ups •Lawn Mowing •Drainage Systems •Landscape Design •Paver Walkways, Patios, Steps & Retaining Wall Construction •Lawn Installations and Renovations CertiďŹ edWall and Paver Installers CALL FOR A CONSULTATION



Lawn mowing • Commercial/Residential FULLY INSURED Enjoy your spring and summer and leave the work to us

ALL SEASON’S YARD CARE 1/2 off SPRING CLEANUPS with mowing contract. Services include:Mowing,Tr imming, Mulching. Call Brian. Free A BETTER GARDEN! ROTOT I L L I N G - G a r d e n s, lawns. Reasonable rates. Large or small gardens. Experienced. Prompt service. Call 829-6189 or 749-1378.

LOPEZ LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPE SERVICES Looking To Serve More Customers This Season. Free Estimates • Lower Rates Serving Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, Falmouth, Cumberland & Yarmouth.


SPRING CLEAN-UP : Lawn & leaf raking! I can save you $money. No job is too small. Available weekdays or weekends. $12.00 hr. Call now! 8928911. LAWN MOWING, spring clean up, Senior discounts. Call Kevin 756-4274 or 333-1541. BOYDENS YARD SERVICES Raking- Mowing- Dump Runs 865-6612.

MASONRY GAGNON CHIMNEY & Masonry Services. Residential Masonry,Chimneys, 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 after 4. Scott 749-8202. Place your ad for your services here to be seen in over 68,500 papers per week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates. MASONRY, CHIMNEY. Block, Brick, Stone. Waterproofing, Retaining Walls, New & Old. Chimney Lining. Insured. 25 years experience. 468-9510.

MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS-Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

MOVING MAKE THE SMART CHOICEGoogle DOT 960982 and/or MC 457078 for our company snapshot from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This website will show whether or not the company you choose has the required insurance on file. Also check with the BBB. We have links to all these websites at To schedule your next move, call 775-2581. SC MOVING SERVICES - your best choices for local moves. Offering competitive pricing with great value for your Residential and Commercial Moves! For more information call us at 207-749MOVE(6683) or visit : VISA/MasterCard excepted! A&A MOVING SERVICES. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. FULL SERVICE. PIANO MOVING. Packing. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 828-8699.




GUITAR PIANO Private LESSONS in a professional studio... 21 Main St. Freeport



In-Home Private Lessons for all ages...Call Now! GORDON SHULKIN


ORGANIC PRODUCE ORGANIC FOODS- Place your ad here to be seen by over 69,500 Forecaster readers! Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

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781-3686 | 305 US Rte. One, Falmouth, ME

SKYLINE MOBILE UNIT, 14x76, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 14x10 deck, shed. Call for appointment: 207-7210997. Brunswick, $22, 500.



Accepting applications for 2 & 3 Bedroom units

Olde English Village South Portland 1 & 2 BEDROOM H/W INCLUDED



207-774-3337 1 mile to Mall, 295 and Bus Routes 503 Westbrook Street, South Portland

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it can bring new visitors to the Brunswick region.

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“We’re bringing in people to Brunswick that didn’t come before,” he said. “We’re adding to the pie, not subtracting from it.”

generate demand for conferences and provide lodging for the new businesses he hopes to attract to the property. “There isn’t anything of (this) scale in the region,” he said. “We’re really missing out on a lot of opportunities to attract national conferences.” A 2007 study by Economics Research Associates on business opportunities at the redeveloped base estimated that a large conference center could capture 10 percent of the meeting and conference market in the state.

Local hotel owners are hoping he’s right, and some fear the worst if he’s not. “Unless it’s bringing in incremental business to the marketplace, it’s going to be a real blow to all of us,” said Linwood Austin, who owns the Comfort Inn on Pleasant Street.

Concerns from competition

Austin said the hotel market in Brunswick has been sluggish recently, with an average occupancy rate in 2010 of 44 percent, according to Smith Travel Research. Occupancy rates are traditionally much higher in the summer, ranging from nearly 70 percent last summer to more than 80 percent before the recession. But in the winter, those figures plummet to below 40 percent.

Levesque said the the ultimate success or failure of the hotel hinges on whether

Austin is also concerned about the growing number of rooms in the Bruns-

The study also found that if a large, indoor water park featuring slides, pools and water rides was added to the hotel, it could generate in the range of 50,000 nightly stays a year.



wick-Freeport area. Freeport has 100 more rooms now than in 2005. Brunswick has lost almost 200 rooms since 2005, but would grow by 300 with the addition of the Inn at Brunswick Station and the Navy inn. “You put too many of these services in place, we’re all going to choke each other,” Verreault said. “There’s gotta be a reason to open up these hotels, and I don’t see it.” The 2007 Economics Research Associates study MRRA commissioned doesn’t cite Brunswick hotel occupancy rates. Neither does MRRA’s business development opportunities packet, which was distributed for the pre-bid tour. Rather, the ERA study provides statewide occupancy rates from 2000 to 2004, which hovered around 60 percent. Since then, statewide occupancy has remained significantly higher than Brunswick’s, averaging 55.8 percent last year, according to Tennessee-based Smith Travel Research.

Levesque said the omission was intentional. He said the reopened Navy hotel will compete on a regional scale, not only in Brunswick.

Jan Freitag, vice president of STR, which calculates occupancy rates around the country, said a 250-room hotel could succeed in Brunswick if the hotel’s developers are creative and able to lure new customers.

“If the 250-room hotel does it right, they could be a demand generator for the area,” he said. “There may be overflow that other hotels benefit from.”

He especially liked the water park concept, and said something like that would be necessary to get through the slow winter months.

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from page 1 most expensive beauty products in the store, and most had been destroyed. “Most of them you can’t replace, they don’t make it anymore,” she said. Jill Jacobs, who owned Bounce Cut and Color, lost everything. “I have nothing,” she said, laughing. The fire started next to Wildflours, and Hughes said it was pretty much a total loss. She pointed out pieces of her refrigerator, blocks of cheese, and a wicker basket scattered throughout the rubble. But there were hopeful moments amid the destruction. Hughes’ husband found his grandmother’s knitted blanket half-buried beneath the wreckage. It was torn in places and stained with soot, but Hughes was thrilled. She said it was the one item she would not be able to replace. Another venture into the rubble yielded her laminated cookbook, packed with recipes that she said otherwise only existed in her head. But other items that the owners knew had survived the fire had disappeared since Sunday. Cleaves was missing a stereo, and Beck had reported the loss of figurines. According to Lt. Mark Waltz, the Brunswick Police Department received an anonymous tip on Monday that a handful of young men were looting the rubble. Police were able to track them down and recover copper piping, Beck’s figurines, and other items. He said the case was under investigation. Except for the looting, the business owners said the response from the community

after the fire has been overwhelmingly positive. Cleaves said she has been approached by downtown business owners about fundraisers to help the displaced tenants and entrepreneurs get back on their feet. Hughes said the owner of the Barn Door Cafe in Topsham had offered her kitchen so that she could continue to bake. She was moved by the offer, but said because all her products are gluten-free it would be difficult to bake in a conventional kitchen. The night of the fire, she spotted some of her customers watching the building burn, and noticed one was crying. Her bakery’s Facebook page has also been bombarded with support from customers loyal to the bakery. “Will follow you where ever you go,” wrote Kelly Dow Fike. “I am just so torn apart by your loss – I remember the first time I ever ate a muffin from your bakery,” wrote Dana Cobb. All four business owners said they planned to reopen, although Hughes said she wasn’t sure when, and was still digesting the loss. Jacobs said she would re-build in Brunswick, but didn’t know where. Beck said she has already secured a new place on Water Street, and was moving her salvaged inventory there on Tuesday. Cleaves said she definitely wanted to be downtown. “Downtown Brunswick is an awesome place to work,” she said. As the temperature dropped on Tuesday afternoon, the owners dispersed, leaving the rubble behind. Further down Maine Street, the smell of charred wood was on the wind. — Emily Guerin

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