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Vol. 7, No. 21

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Longfellow Avenue residents air concerns about re-zoning

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A hundred-year old home at 61 Little Ponds Road burned to the ground on Friday. A homeowner, Morgan Pulsifer, has been charged with arson.

Man charged with arson in Harpswell fire Area residents remember ‘the big house’

By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — The owner of a Cundy’s Harbor farmhouse that burned down on Friday has been charged with arson. Morgan Pulsifer, 51, was arrested Monday in his New York City apartment after Maine State Fire

Marshall officials tracked him there. Wearing a yellow jumpsuit, the color assigned to accused felons, he appeared before a judge on Wednesday at Cumberland County District Court in Portland and had his bail set at $25,000 cash. His lawyer said he had a long

history of mental illness and was on medication for manic depression. Pulsifer did not enter a plea at the time. Friends of the family and former residents of “the big house,” as See page 18

By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — As Bowdoin College prepares to take ownership of the Longfellow School, some neighbors have expressed concern that the quiet Longfellow Avenue neighborhood might soon become a bustling part of the campus. Although students cross the street daily on their way to the swimming pool or fields, and spectators of sporting events often park their cars along the side of the road, the neighborhood has retained its residential feel. Now residents are trying to ensure that atmosphere does not change if Bowdoin acquires the elementary school, which is set to close in June. “The (Longfellow) School is a good neighbor and we want to be sure that what is replaced will also be a good neighbor,” said Al Fuchs, who lives on Longfellow Ave. Fuchs, along with other members of the College Neighbors Association, met informally last week with members of the Brunswick planning department, town council and town manager to discuss proposed changes to the zoning of the Longfellow School property. At the April 6 Town Council meeting, the town and the college officially proposed swapping the Longfellow School for the McLellan office building on the corner of Noble and Union streets, a deal that had been the subject of rumors for years. Two options for the swap have been suggested; in the first, the college would buy the school from Brunswick for $2 million, and the town would inherit McLellan at no charge. The second option is a straight swap with no money exchanged. In either case, Bowdoin would need the parcel to be rezoned. Currently, the school is zoned as See page 18

State education department reviews special ed complaint against SAD 75 By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — The Maine Department of Education is investigating whether systemic violations of special education regulations exist in School Administrative District 75. DOE spokesman David Connerty-Marin said last week that his department often receives complaints referring to the way

school districts handle specific students. But he said the DOE only received two systemic complaints last year. Systemic complaints, according to DOE policy, allege that “a public agency has a policy, practice, or procedure” that has violated part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or the Maine Unified Special

Education Regulations, and that “is, or has the potential to be, applicable to a group of students, named or unnamed.” Anyone can file a systemic complaint, even if the complainant does not have a student in the school district, ConnertyMarin said. The complaint was filed with the DOE on April 27. Jonathan

Braff, a complaint investigator with the department, met with the complainant and SAD 75 Special Services Director Patrick Moore on May 18 to determine the nature of the complaints. “All that is doing is listing the allegations,” Connerty-Marin said. “They could be entirely without merit, they could be en-

tirely with merit, or somewhere in between.” Braff declined on May 20 to say who filed the complaint, or whether it was filed by one or more people. Moore noted in an emailed statement Tuesday that the complaint claimed “that (SAD See page 20

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................16 Classifieds......................22 Community Calendar......16

Meetings.........................16 Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................8 People & Business.........14

Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................27 Sports.............................13

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Navy hotel faces uncertain future By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has postponed its search for an operator of the 248-room Navy Gateway Inn & Suites, despite seeking proposals and offering a tour of the facility to interested parties. During an April 19 tour of the hotel, which closed April 30, Executive Director of MRRA Steve Levesque said he was hoping to have an operator selected by mid-May and open the hotel by June. But on Tuesday, he said he wasn’t sure if the hotel would open for the June 4 International Fly-In, or the Great State of Maine Airshow at the end of August. “We’re still evaluating what we’re doing regarding the hotel,” he said. “We may decide to wait until next year (to open it).” That decision came as a surprise to Don Hebert, who submitted a proposal to operate the hotel. Hebert said after sending in his proposal, he didn’t hear anything back from David Markovchick, MRRA’s economic development manager. “David finally called me back and said he appreciated the work I had done but they decided not to open the facility,” he said.

Hebert said his own interest in the hotel and conference center had waned since the announcement of two large hotel and convention centers in Portland last month. The $100 million Thompson’s Point development would house the Red Claws and include a concert hall, office buildings and a 125-room hotel. In the same week, the owner of Shipyard Brewery announced he was seeking developers for a convention center, hotel and culinary school at his Newbury Street property. But Levesque said those announcements did not influence the decision to put the hotel operator search on hold, nor had concerns raised by some local hotel owners that the Brunswick lodging market was over-saturated. He was, however, concerned that the hotel might deteriorate while it is closed – a problem facing all the buildings on the base that have not found new tenants. “Any of the buildings we have on base, the longer they sit the more expensive it is to get (them) up and running again,” he said. “Welcome to my world.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.

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Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Anna Nelson thought she knew what she was getting into when she bought a home on Bouchard Drive, right next to the train tracks. “I had seen the trains and heard the trains and it wasn’t anything I couldn’t live with,” she said. What she wasn’t expecting was a nearly 40,000 square-foot train maintenance facility that would operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day, year round. When she found out about the proposed facility, which would be built by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority to service the Downeaster trains, her first thought was, “should we call the Realtor?” Her second thought, along with about 30 of her neighbors, was to organize. Nelson and other residents of Bouchard Drive and Hennessey Avenue have banded together, hired a lawyer, and are appealing the April 21 Brunswick Zoning Board of Appeals decision that gave NNEPRA a variance to local zoning, effectively granting them the go-ahead to


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SAD 75 voters grant first passage to FY 12 budget By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — In less than an hour, and with little public comment, School Administrative District 75 voters approved next year’s $34.2 million budget on May 19. The audience approved separate budget warrant articles by a show of hands in the Town Meeting-style gathering, held at the Orion Performing Arts Center. The fiscal 2012 budget faces a final vote at the June 14 budget validation referendum.

If approved again, next year’s spending plan will decrease more than $572,000, or 1.65 percent, from the current year. Total local contribution across the district will be flat at $18.7 million, but each town would see an increase or decrease, triggered by valuation changes. Topsham’s contribution will climb 3.15 percent to $7.8 million, while Harpswell’s will decrease nearly 5 percent to $6.5 million, Bowdoin’s will rise 2.18

percent to $2.1 million, and Bowdoinham’s will increase 2.36 percent to $2.3 million. SAD 75 is experiencing a revenue shortfall of nearly $594,000. Positions eliminated in the budget include two eighth-grade Mt. Ararat Middle School teachers, a science teacher and two alternative education staff at Mt. Ararat High School, 1.8 elementary librarians, and an interventionist. The June 14 referendum will be held

from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Topsham Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, Bowdoin Central School and Bowdoinham Town Hall, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Merriconeag Grange Hall on the Harpswell mainland, the Cundy’s Harbor Community Building on Great Island, and the Old Orr’s Island School House. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Mid-Coast communities plan Memorial Day events By Alex Lear BATH — Mid-Coast communities are paying homage to the soldiers who gave their lives for this country in a variety of Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 30. Members of American Legion Post 21 in Bath will assemble at their 200 Congress Ave. headquarters from 6-7

a.m. and then proceed to Oak Grove Cemetery. Auxiliary Unit 21 will perform a service at 8:15 a.m., followed by one by the Sons of the American Legion at 8:30 a.m. and by Post 21 at 8:45 a.m. Another service is planned at Waterfront Park at 9:30 a.m. A Memorial Day parade will assemble

Greater Bath school budget heads to voters By Alex Lear BATH — The public will soon have the opportunity to weigh in on the $25.6 million Regional School Unit 1 budget. The fiscal 2012 spending plan goes to the first of two public votes at a district budget meeting next week. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 31, at Bath Middle School at 6 p.m. A budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 7, will conclude the process of cementing next year’s budget. If approved by voters from the five RSU 1 communities, next year’s budget will include a 2.5 percent tax hike over the current year – a more than $413,000 increase, to nearly $17 million. The budget itself will increase nearly 3 percent, or about $730,000. Superintendent William Shuttleworth has attributed the need for higher taxes to a $1.1 million decline in state and federal revenues.

Positions to be cut include a Bath Middle School home economics teacher, four Morse High School teachers; an educational technician job and a Woolwich fourth-grade teaching job (both vacated by retiring employees); a technology integration specialist (a job that may be absorbed elsewhere); a computer technology teacher at the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center; two district-wide elementary foreign language teachers, and two educational technicians. With a 2.5 percent tax hike, Bath’s contribution will increase 4.36 percent to $8.1 million; Arrowsic’s will climb 4.83 percent to nearly $426,000; West Bath’s, 3.55 percent to $2.6 million, and Woolwich’s, 2.86 percent to $3.1 million. Phippsburg’s tax burden would decrease 4.24 percent to $2.7 million. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

in the Legion parking lot at 10 a.m. and begin at 10:30 a.m. It will proceed along Lincoln, Centre and Front streets, and conclude at Library Park. A wreathlaying service will occur at the park, and refreshments will be available to the public at the post home after noon. In Topsham, a Memorial Day ceremony by American Legion Post 202 will be held in front of the municipal building, 100 Main St. at 8 a.m. A parade will start outside Mt. Ararat High School at 8:30 a.m., and will proceed down Main Street, over the Green Bridge, where a gun salute will occur. The parade then will lead into Brunswick and conclude

with ceremonies at the town mall. In Harpswell, American Legion Post 171 will throw a wreath off the Ewing Narrows Bridge at 10:30 a.m. in memory of those who have served. The Memorial Day program begins at 11 a.m., and an ensuing parade begins at Lookout Point Road and concludes at the north end of Allen Point Road. Refreshments will be served at the Grange Hall at 529 Harpswell Neck Road (Route 123) after the ceremony. The Ladies of the Kellogg Church will sell cookies before and after the event. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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New principal brings small-school affinity to Harpswell By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — The Harpswell Islands School is getting a new name, the Harpswell Community School, and a new principal, Kerry Bailey. Bailey, 59, is anything but new to school administration. This will be her third job as a principal, and her family is filled with other school administrators and teachers. “I am surrounded by educators,” she said, laughing. Bailey’s husband, Bailey Steve Bailey, is becoming superintendent of schools in

Damariscotta, and used to be assistant superintendent in South Portland. Her sister was a principal in Wiscasset, and her father was a teacher. Bailey started out as a teacher, and made the jump to school administration when she was 32. After teaching elementary and middle school in Portland and Yarmouth, she became the principal of Yarmouth Intermediate School in 1984. She stayed for four years before transitioning into staff development, which she says is her strength. “My most comfort now is working with adults who are working with children,” she said. “I really like coaching in the classroom and helping teachers with differentiation in their instruction,

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helping them relate to kids if they’re struggling.” Bailey became a principal again in 2003 at West Bath Elementary School, and stayed for two years before leaving to become a contract employee for the Department of Education. She’s currently working at Lisbon High School as a literacy coordinator. While she loves her current job, Bailey said the insecurity of the position was getting to her. “It’s hard to find consulting jobs,” she said, and when she does, her position is often one of the first to be eliminated during budget cuts. She said she is looking forward to taking the helm at the Harpswell Community School, which she said is similar in size and age group to her previous school in West Bath. She said she especially enjoys working at small community schools. “I think they’re very special,” she said, partially because they are becoming a rarity. Bailey said she was sensitive to the fact that Harpswell just lost one of its elementary schools. “There’s a grieving process that happens when you lose a school,” she said. “It will be a challenge to preserve

some traditions and to have (the West Harpswell School children and parents) feel totally welcome and involved.” But she also believes there are unique opportunities created by school closures. She said she has worked with school communities in this situation in the past and in her experience, parents and teachers “discover some real strengths in one another and tend to be surprised.” Although she had heard that some town residents are interested in withdrawing from School Administrative District 75, she said she hasn’t formed an opinion about that possibility. But she encouraged Harpswell parents to tell their students they are going to have a good year in school. “Children need to hear that,” she said. “They need to carry that message to their kids so it gets carried to school.” Bailey said she is looking forward to jumping back into community schools, but she is also excited to work closer to where she lives. Since leaving West Bath, she has been working in Lisbon and commuting around the state. She and her husband are “excited about digging in and having our roots here where we work,” she said. “We love it up here, we love the people.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.

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Open-records bill pushed into next legislative session By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — A bill that would provide greater public access to government records has been delayed until the next legislative session. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, which is reviewing the bill, will continue its deliberations in the fall. The Right to Know Advisory Committee, made up of representatives of the government and the press, is also reviewing the bill. That committee only meets when the Legislature is not in session, so will likely make its recommendation to the Judiciary Committee this summer. The bill, LD 1465, has bipartisan support in the Statehouse but is opposed by a coalition of government officials and agencies. The legislation was drafted by the Maine Heritage Policy Center and Maine Civil Liberties Union and is sponsored by Sen. Richard Rosen, R-Bucksport. It seeks to amend Maine’s Freedom of

Access Act, which governs the way government agencies provide public access to documents. While press and open-government groups have praised the proposed changes – which include requiring an agency to have a trained public access officer, creating a timeline for making documents available, and requiring that the records be made available in any of the digital formats in which they exist – government representatives have called the requirements “burdensome.” “We think clear deadlines will only help the public’s access to public information,” MCLU Executive Director Shenna Bellows said. “We support this bill as advancing the right to access public documents.” The Cape Elizabeth School Board, on the other hand, has sent a letter asking the committee to kill the bill. “This piece of legislation would create burdensome operating conditions, inhibit government functionality and ultimately

cause greater harm than good,” the letter said. Representatives from the town and school departments in Falmouth, and the Maine Municipal Association, also oppose the bill. “Any reforms to expand the public’s right-to-know require government to be more responsive and accountable,” said Maine Heritage Policy Center Communications Director Chris Cinquemani, who drafted the bill with the MCLU executive director. “The fact that so many officials at all levels of government are opposed to this greater transparency shows just how

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Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It could have been written after Netanyahu’s meeting last week with President Barack Obama, who had just expressed his support for a Palestinian state defined principally by the pre-1967 borders between Israel, the West Bank and Gaza: “Dear Bibi: “It’s been ages since we spoke, so I thought I’d re-establish contact, at least in writing. I’ve been reading about your trip to Washington. Washington is a beautiful city, especially when seen from the back seat of a limousine. I love pulling up in front of the White House, don’t you? “Anyway, I wanted to touch base regarding our ‘situation.’ I know you’re upset that Obama said that the pre-1967 borders should serve as the basis for a Palestinian state. Listen, I don’t blame you for being ticked. Who wants to be known as the prime minister who lost the West Bank to the Palestinians? “Still, this couldn’t have come as a surprise. We’ve both known for years that the West Bank, or at least most of it, would become Palestine. And I know that the thousands of settlers (OK, residents) of Ariel, for example, aren’t going anywhere. We’ve always assumed that land swaps would even out the deal. “So what are you so angry about? Obama just said out loud what we’ve each known for years. And, if you want to know the truth, your problems are nothing compared to mine. “First of all, I’ve got to deal with these whack-job Hamas guys. I don’t know what’s worse: their talk about an Islamic state, their love for bin Laden, or the fact that if you disagree openly with them, you wake up dead the next morning. “I mean, these guys really make me nervous. That’s why I can’t just go ahead and make peace with you based on the West Bank alone. They keep feeding my people this idea that we have to have everything, the West Bank and Gaza, especially since we’ll never get the rest of the land of Israel back.



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“So I have to slather on all this ‘brothers in arms’ talk or else I’m a short-timer, if you know what I mean. “And it’s not like I got such a great deal from Obama, either. He says that a Palestinian state will have to be demilitarized. Great. I get land, but no army. And then he says I have to drop Hamas. Hello? How am I supposed to deal with Hamas if I’ve got no army? “We did this dance once before in Gaza and they beat the stuffing out of us. Now I have to welcome them to Ramallah and make peace with them (so I stay alive) but at the same time drop them like a hot potato (so I get my state.) Thanks a lot, Barack. “So let’s cut to the chase. I know the ‘right of return’ is DOA. The Palestinians who either drank the Kool-Aid and left or who were driven out by your guys in 1948 are pretty much toast. I’m not happy about it, but I’m a realist. Toss me a few billion shekels for compensation and we’re good. “As for Jerusalem, seriously, I’m willing to defer resolution of that one. If we can agree on this West Bank land swap thing, five years from now, if all goes well, I’ll have a state, a seat at the U.N., zillions in aid from the E.U. and the U.S., a Nobel Prize and my grandkids will be in school in Switzerland or the U.S. “I’ll still have to deal with Hamas, of course, but if I can keep them in the closet, or at least out of the cabinet while you and I wrap up this up, eventually they’ll end up being irrelevant to most Palestinians. “Bottom line, Obama has us in a box. He knows that many Americans are sick of your intransigence. He also knows that I’ve got to deliver something soon or I’ll be a notch on Hamas’ belt. This guy is no sucker. “I know, I know. You think you can wait me out. But I’ve got the Arab Spring and I can play my Naqba human tragedy card whenever I need it. “So let’s put this to bed before you lose America or I lose control of the West Bank. “I have to go to Europe now to charm the donor community again, but call me, will you? “Oh, and make sure no one else sees this. I can’t be seen as weak or unprincipled. You know how it is.” Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council.

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Arrests 5/15 at 12:52 a.m. Frank Williams, 40, of Gardiner, was arrested by Officer Brett McIntire on a charge of operating under the influence. 5/15 at 2:30 a.m. Joshua Lenentine, 27, of Lark Street, was arrested by Officer Ted Raedel on charges of domestic violence criminal mischief and domestic violence assault. 5/20 at 1:27 a.m. Scott Pike, 21, of Bouchard Drive, Bowdoin, was arrested by Officer Ted Raedel on a charge of operating under the influence.

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5/19 at 8:49 p.m. Officer Mike Lever responded to a vehicle being vandalized while parked near Morse High School on High Street. The right front tire of the 2000 Ford Focus was slashed, causing about $150 in damage. When asked about possible suspects, the complainant reportedly said there were 75 of them.

Fire calls 5/16 at 9:24 a.m. False alarm at Sagadahoc County Courthouse. 5/16 at 5:46 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Ridge Road. 5/17 at 1:56 a.m. Smoke check on Office Drive. 5/17 at 10:40 p.m. Public service on High Street. 5/18 at 10:30 a.m. False alarm at Hyde School. 5/19 at 5:29 a.m. Pole fire in area of Public Works garage on Oak Grove Avenue. 5/19 at 1:48 p.m. False alarm on Congress Avenue.

5/17 at 12:19 p.m. Joseph J. Meuse, 56, of Nathan Way, Topsham, was arrested on a warrant. 5/17 at 4:17 p.m. Linwood Maynard Grover, 29, of Litchfield Road, Freeport, was arrested on a warrant. 5/17 at 11:17 p.m. Percival B. Stoddard, 21, of Bunganuc Road, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. 5/17 at 11:54 p.m. Daniel J. Soto Jr., 49, of Court Street, Bath, was arrested on a warrant and on charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 5/18 at 10:42 p.m. Shawn Anthony Groves, 27, of Water Street, was arrested on a charge of assault. 5/18 at 11:47 p.m. Justin W. Robinson, 22, of Union Street, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. 5/19 at 12:55 p.m. Robert Bulmer, 32, of Bath Road, was arrested on a warrant. 5/19 at 7:13 p.m. Paul Fraser Collins, 33, of Jordan Ave, was arrested on a warrant. 5/19 at 7:52 p.m. Michael A. Miller, 50, of Main Street, Topsham, was arrested on a warrant. 5/20 at 1:15 a.m. Emerson E. Guzman, 34, of Lowell Road, North Reading, Mass., was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. 5/21 at 11:04 p.m. Adrian Chavez-Bravo, 21, of McLellan Street, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, obstructing reporting of a crime, and failure to provide correct name, address and date of birth. 5/22 at 7:32 a.m. Linwood Maynard Grover, 29, of Litchfield Road, Freeport, was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release and criminal threatening. 5/22 at 7:37 a.m. Nicole M. Hubert, 32, of Madeline Drive, was arrested on a charge of elevated aggravated assault.

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Cops crash prom party 5/22 at 1:01 a.m. A Woodside Road resident called to complain about loud voices and screaming she thought was coming from the woods. Officers responded and determined that the noise was coming from a home down the road where a bunch of North Yarmouth Academy students were having an after-prom party. When police approached the house, they saw a large number of teens outside the house and noticed beer and hard alcohol containers scattered on the ground. Several teens ran off into the woods when they saw police approaching. Inside police found one girl passed out on a couch who had vomited on the ground. She was sent to the hospital. Officers rounded up and summonsed 18 teens, all of whom had been drinking. They also issued a summons to the homeowner on a charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol.

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Summonses 5/18 at 12:01 p.m. A 15-year-old boy, of Harpswell, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 5/19 at 8:59 a.m. Jennifer Stainbrook, 31, of Jacksonville, Fla., was issued a summons by Officer Randy Cook on a charge of operating after suspension. She was issued a summons again for the same charge two hours later. 5/19 at 10:43 p.m. Felicia Barker, 24, of Richmond, was issued a summons by Officer Peter Kaminski on charges of operating with a suspended registration and operating with a suspended license. 5/22 at 2:04 p.m. Nancy Coleman, 60, no town given, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of failure to register a motor vehicle for more than 150 days.

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Floral Street, Bath, was issued a summons on a charge of assault. 5/21 at 7:50 a.m. Susan Joan Buehler, 57, of Delano Drive, Wiscasset, was issued a summons on a charge of failure to register vehicle over 150 days. 5/21 at 10:14 p.m. Jason M. LaChance, 21, of Highland Road, was issued a summons on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. 5/22 at 1:01 a.m. Janet Rousseau, 46, of Woodside Road, was issued a summons on a charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. 5/22 at 4:26 p.m. Two 17-year old boys were issued summonses on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol. 5/22 at 8:01 p.m. A17-year old boy was issued a summons on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol.

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Fire calls 5/17 at 6:05 a.m. Downed wires on Sky High Road. 5/19 at 7:15 a.m. Fire alarm on Elm Street. 5/19 at 1:25 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 196. 5/20 at 2:14 a.m. Odor of smoke on Marc Avenue. 5/20 at 10:19 a.m. Electrical fire on Elm Street. 5/21 at 9:41 a.m. Fire call on Interstate 295. 5/21 at 11:02 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Main Street. 5/22 at 12:30 p.m. Fire alarm on Kents Circle. 5/22 at 5:26 p.m. Propane leak on Middlesex Road. 5/22 at 6:45 p.m. Fire alarm on Heron Drive.

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Antoinette M. Ross: Active member of Bath Area Senior Citizens BATH — Antoinette M. Ross, 85, died May 19 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. On Aug. 31, 1925, she was born in Millinocket, a daughter of Leona M. (Murray) and Henry Madore, Sr., and attended Millinocket schools. Over the years she worked at Sampson’s Grocery Store in Bath and at Bath Memorial Hospital as an assistant cook and in Ross housekeeping. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and an active member of the Bath Area Senior Citizens. Her hobbies included making family photo albums, reading, and collecting news clippings. HAND-HOOKED RUGS

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Natalie M. Roy, 82 BRUNSWICK — Natalie M. Roy, 82, died May 20 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. Born in Waldoboro, March 6, 1929, she was the daughter of Harvey and Evelyn Welt Simmons. On Aug. 29, 1947, she married Lawrence J. Roy, Sr. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in nursing homes throughout Brunswick and Topsham.





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slugged host Mountain Valley, 21-14, last Tuesday, then downed host Edward Little, 1710, Monday. They were home with Cony Tuesday and close Friday at Gardiner.

While it’s felt like anything but summer around here, May is soon to give way to June, meaning the 2011 spring sports season is nearing its conclusion. The track postseason begins Saturday and tennis’ playoffs commence next week. Baseball, softball and lacrosse teams only have a couple more chances to either get into the playoff picture or jockey for optimal positioning. It ought to be a fun week. Here’s a glimpse at where local teams stand:


The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship outdoor track meet is Saturday. The Class A championship meet will be held Saturday, June 4 in Windham.

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Morse attack Alexander Paulus controls the ball during Saturday’s win.

Baseball Brunswick’s baseball team is playoff-bound and might even earn a home game, while Mt. Ararat and Morse appear as if they’ll fall short. The Dragons were 7-5 and fifth in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings as of Tuesday after winning, 3-2, at Edward Little and falling, 8-5, at home to Cony Saturday. Brunswick was at Morse Wednesday and Oxford Hills Thursday, hosts Mt. Ararat Friday and closes the regular season Tuesday of next week at Messalonskee. The Eagles were 3-10 and 11th (only eight teams qualify) after home losses to Lewiston (6-0) and Morse (6-1) last week and a 6-2 home setback to Edward Little Monday. After going to Cony Tuesday and Oxford Hills Wednesday, Mt. Ararat closes at Brunswick Friday. The Shipbuilders took a 2-9 mark and the No. 15 seed into Tuesday’s home tilt with Erskine. Saturday, Morse won, 6-1, at Mt. Ararat. Monday, the Shipbuilders fell at Lewiston, 11-1. After hosting Brunswick Wednesday and Edward Little Thursday, Morse visits Cony Friday and closes at home against Hampden Academy Tuesday of next week.

Softball Mt. Ararat appears to be the lone postseason-bound local softball team. The Eagles have won four in a row and are 8-5 (seventh in the region) after recent wins over visiting Lewiston (8-2), Morse (12-0, in six innings) and Edward Little (8-5). After going to Cony Tuesday and Oxford Hills Wednesday, Mt. Ararat wraps up the regular season at Brunswick Friday. The Dragons dropped recent decisions to host Edward Little (8-7) and visiting Cony (20-3) to fall to 2-10 (12th in the region). Brunswick was at Morse

Wednesday and finishes at Brunswick Saturday. The Shipbuilders lost, 11-9, at Gardiner last Wednesday, then evened their mark at 5-5 with a 13-6 home win over Oak Hill Saturday. Morse (fifth in Eastern B, where six teams make the playoffs) was at Camden Hills Wednesday and finishes at Maranacook Saturday.

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Morse senior Magnus Lilleas goes high over Oak Hill’s Tanner Lessard during the Shipbuilders’ 13-6 home win Saturday.

Wednesday and Oxford Hills Thursday. The Dragons host Mt. Ararat Friday and close at Messalonskee next Tuesday. Morse was 1-10 and 14th after a 12-0 (six inning) setback at Mt. Ararat and a 13-11 loss at Lewiston. The Shipbuilders were home against Erskine Tuesday, Brunswick Wednesday and Edward Little Thursday. They went to Cony Friday and finish at home Tuesday of next week versus Hampden Academy.

Boys’ lacrosse Brunswick and Mt. Ararat’s boys’ lacrosse teams are looking to hold off Cheverus for the final Eastern Class A playoff spot, while Morse is in the thick of the Eastern B hunt. The Dragons were a 14-4 winner at Oxford Hills, then lost, 6-1, at Lewiston last week, and are 5-5 on the season (fifth in the Eastern A Heals, where six teams qualify). After hosting Messalonskee Wednesday, Brunswick finishes the regular season Saturday at home against Mt. Ararat.

The Eagles were winners over visiting Cony (17-5) and host Mt. Blue (17-4) last week to improve to 6-4 (sixth in Eastern A). Against the Rams, Casey Becker had five goals and Nick Parsons three. Becker had three goals and six assists, while Josh Richards added three goals against the Cougars. Mt. Ararat hosted Lewiston

On the girls’ side, Brunswick is in first in Eastern A at 7-2 after Friday’s pivotal 11-6 win at Cony. The Dragons hosted Edward Little Tuesday, welcome Messalonskee Friday and close at home against Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week. The Eagles, the defending Eastern A champions, were 6-3 and fourth in the Eastern A Heals after recent wins over host Oxford Hills (10-7) and visiting Lincoln (14-2). Mt. Ararat was at Messalonskee Tuesday, welcomes Lewiston Friday and finishes at Brunswick next Tuesday. In Eastern B, Morse appears locked into the third position at 8-2. The Shipbuilders out-

The tennis season is just about complete, but Tuesday, the Maine Principals’ Association announced that it was adjusting the playoff schedule due to backups caused by the recent spate of bad weather. As a result, the preliminary round is Wednesday, the quarterfinals will be held next Friday and the semifinals June 6. The regional finals will be June 8 and states June 11, as originally scheduled. The singles tournament was also affected. The Round of 48 is now scheduled for Monday at Bates College in Lewiston. The Round of 16 is the following day and the semifinals and championships will be contested Saturday, June 4. Brunswick and Mt. Ararat’s boys’ teams are playoff-bound. The Dragons were 7-2 and fourth in the Eastern A Heals at press time, while the Eagles were 8-3 and fifth. In Western B, was 5-5 and clung to the eighth and final playoff spot at press time. On the girls’ side, Brunswick appears bound for the top seed with a 10-0 mark. Mt. Ararat (4-6 and eighth) will likely fall short of the playoffs this year. Morse was 4-6 and seventh in Western B and should make the postseason.

Roundup Freeport holding Q & A about new proposed facility There will be a referendum vote on Freeport High School’s proposed eight-lane track and artificial turf field June 14. A series of public information meetings and presentations have been scheduled for the public to learn how the complex will benefit the community. Meetings will be held June 1 at 7 p.m., at Pownal Elementary School, June 2 at

7 p.m., at Durham Community School and June 6 at 8:15 p.m., at Freeport High. FMI, fhs.

Bowdoin College hosting basketball drill exchange clinic Bowdoin College’s basketball staff, sponsored by Polar Beverages, is holding a free drill exchange clinic Sunday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peter Buck Center. FMI, 7253352 or

Women on the Move 5K upcoming Women’s Fitness Studio and Spa will host the 13th running of the Women on the Move 5K Run/Walk/Crawl Sunday, June 12 at 9 a.m. This year’s event benefits the Studio and Spa scholarship fund. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to area female students pursuing a degree in fitness and/ or healthy. FMI, coolrunning. com/eventcal/index.php or

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At the 12th annual Maine Family Business Awards, the winner of the Shep Lee Award for community service was presented to Halcyon Blake, on right, of Halcyon Yarn in Bath, by Shep Lee’s son, Adam Lee, on left.

replicated. The Grand Award for Best Community Program was presented to Joanna Basinger of Scarborough, the originator of, a website she launched from her home where members can lend or borrow skills, goods and services. The Best Business Award was presented to Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. The nonprofit was lauded for its program ReConnect, a collaboration with Dell and a third party recycler to safely recycle unwanted electronic waste. Since the launch of ReConnect in 2009, Goodwill has diverted 2,269,686 pounds of electronic waste from landfills. In Cape Elizabeth, Lisa Fernandes was recognized for starting Portland Maine Permaculture, a group, which has grown to more than 1,000 members who exchange information on permaculture and sustainability. The award winner for Falmouth was Claudia King for her work in promoting eco-awareness in the community as a founding member and liaison to the Falmouth branch of Maine Partners for

Cool Communities and as a member of the Falmouth Recycling Energy and Advisory Committee. In Freeport, Wolfe’s Neck Farm received the ecomaine Community Award based on the nonprofit’s efforts to educate the community about conservation and sustainable agriculture. Gritty McDuff’s in Freeport was presented with a Business Award for efforts including installing a solar heating system. Harpswell resident Donna Frisoli was nominated by the Harpswell Board of Selectmen for serving as a model for recycling. Brentwood Farms Community Garden of Portland received a Community Award. The farm is a project launched by volunteers in continued next page

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from previous page the Deering Neighborhood Association that now offers 60 family garden plots on what was once a neglected lot on Brentwood Street. Mark Follansbee of Scarborough received an award for his commitment to the environment, particularly his passion for teaching the public about worm composting.

Abbe Yacoben, finance director for the town of Freeport, was awarded the 2011 New England States Government Finance Officers Association scholarship to attend the annual Advanced Government Finance Institute in Madison, Wis. New England’s wholesale trade organization, the Boston Shoe Travelers, named Lamey-Wellehan as New England’s Shoe Retailer of the Year at the Manchester Shoe Show held recently. Peggy Harmon and her son, Steward Harmon, of Moorebrook Farm in


Scarborough, earned the 2011 Outstanding Conservation Farm Award at the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Meeting. Mercy Hospital of Portland, Mid Coast Hospital of Brunswick and Parkview Adventist Medical Center of Brunswick were among the awardees of the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network’s Gold Star Standards of Excellence for 2011 for advancing a campus tobacco policy and promoting tobacco-free living. “Where Cool Waters Flow,” authored by Randy Spencer and published by Islandport Press of Yarmouth was named the best book of 2010 by the New England Outdoor

Writers Association. Benjamin H. Clark of Yarmouth, senior vice president and wealth advisor of Bayside Wealth Management, has been named to Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors List for the second year in a row. Winxnet employee Mike Walsh was recently awarded Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional for 2011 by Microsoft. The award is given to 4,000 individuals from a pool of 100 million professionals worldwide. The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine the EXCEL Gold Award for 2010.

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Arts Calendar

All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at Send your calendar listing by e-mail to, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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Sunday 6/5

“A Musical Banquet,” Oratorio Chorale spring concert, 3 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham,, 725-1420.


”The Sound of Music,” performance by The New England Regional Theater Company, May 27-29, 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $13-$15, Montgomery Theater, Morse High School, High St., Bath, 798-6966.

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art

Musica de Filia auditions for girls and womens choir, 5:30–7:30 p.m. May 24-25, Musica de Filia studio, 550 Forest Ave., Suite LL5,, Cyndy, 807-2158.

USM School of Music Youth Ensemble Auditions, for Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, Portland Young People’s String Consort,

Portland Youth Junior Orchestra, Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, May 25-27, FMI, usm., or marshunda.


Sunday 5/29 In the Audience EP Release Party, with Dirty Dishes, The Milkman’s Union, 8 p.m., $7, 18, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose,

Thursday 6/2

Friday 5/27 “Circo,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

Galleries Thursday 6/2 The Tuesday Group Painting Exhibit, 6-8 p.m. artist reception, on view through June 30, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Music Saturday 5/28 “Bob Dylan Birthday Bash” with music by The Bob Band, 8 p.m., The Dogfish Bar & Grille, 128 Free St., Portland, Country Night with Kelly Nesbitt, Black Hat White Hat, and more, 8 p.m., $6, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, swing, 8 p.m., $32-$37, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets, Emilia Dahlin, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Friday 6/3 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 p.m., $20/ $23, StateTheatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 800-745-3000,

Theater & Dance ”Gershwin Girls!” Cabaret-style musical revue of songs by George and Ira Gershwin, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, May 12-29, $18 adult/ $15 student or senior, The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets at Brown Paper Tickets,, 865-5505. ”It Goes Without Saying,” written and performed by mime Bill Bow-

”Late Nite Catechism,” June 2-12, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, tickets $27 adult/ $22.50 seniors and students, The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-5505, ”The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” performed by Merriconeag Waldorf School’s senior class, $5, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport,, 865-3900. ”Side Show,” presented by Portland Players, May 13-29, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, $15-20, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland,

Thursday 6/2 “The Thinking Heart:” The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum, poetry by Martin Steingesser, cello by Judy Tierney, 7 p.m., $5-$15 suggested donation, University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 228-8263.

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The Tuesday Group, a collective of 20+ greater Portland painters, is holding an exhibit at the Falmouth Memorial Library now through June 30. Included in the exhibit is “Hot Day at Les Eyzies,” watercolor by Cheslye Ventimiglia of Portland, pictured here. A reception will be held for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2. The library is located at 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.

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”Gross Indecency:” The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, presented by The Dramatic Repertory Company, June 2-12, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4 and Wednesday-Saturday, June 8-11; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5; 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, $10-$20, Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, dramaticrep. org or 800-838-3006.

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Wednesday 6/1 Community Social Event, Jordan Acres School closing celebration with ice cream, student art exhibit, art activities, Quidditch exhibition, more, 5:30-7 p.m., free, open to public, Jordan Acres School, 75 Jordan Ave., Brunswick.

Saturday 6/4 50/50 Bingo, 1-3 p.m., 16 or older to play, The Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Bath Community Safety Day, safety demonstrations, giveaways, more, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free, rain or shine, Bath Recreation Department, behind St. Mary’s Church, 146 Lincoln St., Bath, FMI, Nathan Gould, Brunswick International Fly-In, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., pancake breakfast, speakers, pilot town hall forum, music, and more, hosted by Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick Executive Airport, FMI, 798-6512,

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children $3.50, The Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Gardens and Outdoors Merrymeeting Audubon field trips: May 28, Thorne Head; for information and meeting places, visit

Tuesday 5/31 Vernal Pools, CREA lecture series, Amanda Shearin, 6:30-8 p.m., free, Topsham Public Library.

Saturday 6/4 Growing Vegetables, Linton Studdiford, third in gardening series for beginner gardeners, 10:30 a.m., free, open to the public, sign up for series or individual classes, Patten Free Library Community Room, Bath, 443-5141 ext. 12. Sebascodegan Garden Club Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., East Harpswell Baptist Church, Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 729-9755.

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ly, 2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.; 4th Wednesday, 7 p.m., free, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, 729-0475.

Thursday 6/2 “Ready, Set, Go Healthy!” cooking demonstration, 6-7:30 p.m., free and Open to the public, Omega Wellness, 11 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, 837-6542.

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.

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Gardening & Landscaping

Creating an edible landscape By Stacey Collins If you are interested in growing some of your own food, don’t feel confined to a backyard plot of agricultural-looking regimented rows. More and more often, food-producing plants are being integrated into beautifully ornamental residential landscapes. At our home in Cumberland, the backyard hosts a blend of edible plantings, including a traditional fenced vegetable garden, a half-dozen small fruit trees and attractively-mulched beds of strawberries and raspberries. In front of the house we have a conventional-looking residential landscape of shrubs, trees, and perennials. Most passers-by would never guess that some of those pretty plants also feed our family! “Edible landscaping” – as this growing trend is termed – can range from a radical elimination of lawn grass in favor of edible plantings, to a more restrained substitution of some attractive edibles alongside traditional ornamental plantings. Consider planting herbs and pretty vegetable plants in a flower bed, or edging with cottage-y alpine strawberries. On the lawn, plant a pinkflowered peach tree instead of something purely decorative. Add some blueberries to your foundation shrub plantings, and they will reward you all season long. Make sure to research the plants’ requirements, or hire a professional to help you plan. Most – but not all – food plants require full sun, and all will benefit from soil enriched with plenty of compost. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

nus, many herbs like chives and sage sport delightful flowers in season.

Trees for flowers and fruit Dwarf or semi-dwarf fruit trees can be as showy in springtime as ornamental cherry and crabapple trees. Choose a sunny spot with deep, rich soil, and remember that it can take several years for young fruit trees to bear fruit, and will require some attention to pruning, thinning, and pest management if you want a really successful harvest. Most apple, pear, and cherry trees need more than one individual tree or variety for pollination: do your research before choosing. Self-fertile trees, that can be planted alone, include European plums, peaches like ‘Reliant’ and some cherries such as ‘Stella’.

Berry bounty Blueberries, both highbush and lowbush, are easy to grow and very attractive in the shrub border. In spring, they are covered with tiny bell-shaped white flowers, in summer you’ll harvest plump berries, and in fall their foliage turns fiery scarlet-orange.

Alpine strawberries produce small, sweet berries and do not send out invasive runners – making them an ideal edging plant for flower beds. Both traditional strawberries and raspberries require a bit more maintenance to keep them in check, but will reward you with buckets of fruit.

Pretty vegetable plants Annual vegetable plants can add beautiful foliage accents to your ornamental beds. Try ‛Bright Lights’ Rainbow Swiss Chard, with jewel-toned stalks, and frilly blue-green kale. Leaf lettuces come in a wide range of colors and make a delicious addition to an annual bed, or try a hot pepper plant like ‛Serrano’ for a pop of red in late summer.


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Re-zoning from page 1 R-1 residential district, which only permits single-family housing or duplexes. According to Town Planner Kris Hultgren, the R-1 district only covers Longfellow Avenue, and is the most restrictive in Brunswick. Because the school was there before the zoning, it has been grandfathered. Bowdoin has requested that the school be rezoned to a new zone created for the property, called College Use 7. The new zone would allow the college to convert the school into office or administrative buildings. Hultgren said the details of the new zoning district are still being worked out, and couldn’t offer any details on height, lighting, parking or other restrictions. But he said the College Use 7 district,

which will only apply to the Longfellow School, was “a special situation ... to help meet the needs of Bowdoin while addressing concerns of the neighbors.” The Planning Department has already reacted to some of the questions raised by members of the College Neighbors Association at last week’s meeting. The town’s planners promised to work with Bowdoin to place a deed restriction on the property so that it could never be used as student housing. Neighbors also questioned a map of the proposed zoning changes that would have rezoned additional Bowdoin-owned parcels along South Street as College Use 7, including the pine tree stand next to the Longfellow School and the Bowdoin College Children’s Center. But after hearing from residents who were worried that would open the door to further development on the street, the



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planners agreed to limit the rezoning to just the Longfellow School property. Connie Lundquist, a member of the College Neighbors Association, said she thought the meeting went well, and that the town planners had made as many changes as possible without reneging on items they had discussed with the college. She said she was looking forward to meeting with the college next, although nothing has been scheduled yet. “I think people, when they know what

to expect and feel like they’ve had a voice, are much more likely to accept what is (changing) than just being told, ‘this is what it is,’” she said. According to Town Manager Gary Brown, the outcome of the LongfellowMcLellan swap discussion will be presented as part of the Capital Improvement Plan at a June Town Council meeting.


flames last Friday afternoon. By the time firefighters responded it was too late to save the house, but they were able to keep the fire from consuming the barn. “The building was completely involved,” said Cundy’s Harbor Fire Chief Ben Wallace. “(The fire) was going very hot,” said Tupper, who was one of the first responders at the scene. “As we pulled up with the fire truck the windows were blowing out, the wires were coming down.” By the time firefighters had extinguished the fire, with help from neighboring stations, there was nothing left to save. “The only thing left was two chimneys and an end wall,” Wallace said. After interviewing neighbors and witnesses, an investigator from the State Fire Marshall’s office determined that the fire was intentionally set, and identified Pulsifer as a suspect. Only one tenant was staying at the house at the time, and no one was harmed in the fire.

from page 1 the home at 61 Little Ponds Road was known, were shocked and saddened by the fire. “A lot of hearts were broken by that fire,” said Cricket Tupper, rescue chief of the Cundy’s Harbor volunteer fire department. “It was the end of an era.” “This is a very, very special place that has for three generations been a center of family and friends gatherings and social events,” said Dianne Carrick, who lived in an apartment in the house from 1987 to 2009. She recalled winters spent skating and sledding on the pond, followed by lunch and poetry readings inside the house with Susan Pulsifier, the former homeowner and a renowned poet. Tupper, who also spent time there as a child, recalled sheep, apple trees, honey bees and farming at “the big house.” “It was beautiful, heaven on earth ... it was a deeply loved place belonging to a deeply loved family,” she said. The 111-year old house went up in

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CONQUERING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS Thursday, May 26th, 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Priscilla Savage Middle School Community Room at North Yarmouth Academy An informal conversation about the social, personal, and educational challenges that children encounter in middle school today and how we can guide them on their path to high school.

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Frustrated from page 3 the town’s tacit acceptance of the maintenance facility over the objection of many of the Bouchard and Hennessey residents. “We really feel like the town has consistently shown that it’s not for the citizens of the town ... that just means our only alternative is to reach out and work with NNEPRA,” Vinal said. Vinal and fellow abutter Steve Fortier drove down to Portland on Monday afternoon to attend NNEPRA’s monthly board meeting. They brought maps of the neighborhood with them, pointed out the location of the proposed facility and its proximity to residences, and encouraged NNEPRA to find another site. Quinn said the rail organization had considered other sites, including Rigby Yard in South Portland, but the Brunswick site was ideal because of its proximity to the end of the Downeaster’s run in Brunswick, and its length. Moving the site a few hundred yards in either direction would curtail the size of the proposed facility, she explained, which in turn would affect NNEPRA’s ability to efficiently service trains. A maintenance facility in Brunswick would also allow the Downeaster to add two additional trips from Brunswick to Boston.


The board members listened attentively as Vinal and Fortier explained themselves, and promised to keep them informed. But they put their foot down when it came to involving the town and neighbors in the planning process. “We’ll go out of our way to listen to you and we’ll go out of our way to be fair to you, but we won’t necessarily agree beforehand that we’re going to agree with everything you say,” said Martin Isaacson, chairman of the board. With little legal recourse except the appeal they already filed, which could take up to a year to resolve, neighbors can only wait to see what happens next. NNEPRA is currently working out a deal to buy the property on either sides of the railroad tracks from Pan Am, and is selecting an engineer to design the building and work with residents to mitigate the facility’s impact on the neighborhood. But if the facility goes ahead as planned, Fortier warned the NNEPRA board that they’ll be hearing from neighbors again. “Most of these people are upset about this now but when they hear the noise (of idling trains) it’s going to be a totally different ball game.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.

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“Because this is such a highly regulated area,” he continued, “I would not be at all surprised to find that someone could identify a technical oversight in some paperwork, but I can say with great confidence that when you look at our program as a whole it is one of the best programs available for students.” Following the May 18 meeting the parties had about a week to submit to Braff any documents they think he should have, as well as the names and contact information of people they think he should interview, Connerty-Marin said. Braff will conduct an investigation and ultimately prepare a report stating whether he believes there have been any violations of the law, and will make recommendations about what the district should do. He will submit that report to DOE Commissioner Stephen Bowen, who will have 60 days to issue his own report. “One of the things (the report) contains is the findings as to whether there was a

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• Driveways • Parking Lots • Private Roads • Asphalt Repairs • Sealcoating • Hot Rubber Crack Repairs Free Estimates - Fully Insured

4”-6” below ground



Mowing • Lawn Care

Bouchard & Son Stump Grinding Free Estimates • Call 934-9737 or Cell 229-7487

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


“Making Life Smoother!”


“Your Full Service Paver”

Roofing, Siding, Gutters & Chimney Flashing INFULLY


No Payment Until We’re Done 100% SATISFACTION • FREE ESTIMATES

in Copper Work, SURED & Standing Seam Metal Roofs. RYAN STUART (207) 749-0930 SES@ROADRUNNER.COM

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Excavating Inc.


387 East Elm Street, Yarmouth • 846-9917 — 30 YEARS OF DEPENDABLE SERVICE —


Call us to quote your Spring/Summer Projects

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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.

Pet Containment Systems 729-6500

Ron Utecht President; Topsham , ME 04086

“Your Pet is Our Priority”

417 US Rte.1 Falmouth

207-781-2400 • 774-3631

Now Accepting

Building or Remodeling & Looking For a Heating System with Quality Design & Installation, Efficiency & Lower Operating Cost?

Bark Mulch $40/yard Loam $25/yard Compost • Sand • Stone

Call W. E. Reynolds, L.L.C. Heating Contractor Award Winning Installations 93+% AFUE Boilers Specializing in Radiant Floor Heating Gas and Appliance Piping

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JAMES L. BURNS PAINTING Interior & Exterior Commercial - Residential Faux Finish

110 Marginal Way #131 • Portland, ME 04101 207-749-4857 or 207-775-4767


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All Services

(207) 286-4753

Professionally Uniformed Personnel • Awning / Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Pools & Decks • Hardwater Stain Removal Mirrors, Lights & Fans • Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates

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DOG TRAINING for the best results in the shortest time have your dog train one-on-one with a professional certified dog trainer. First your dog trained; then you. Training time averages 7-9 days and three one hour follow up lessons are included. Your dog will play and train in parks as well as downtown Freeport. Both hand and voice commands will be taught, find out just how good your dog can be. Goals and cost will be determined after an individualized obligation free evaluation. Call Canine Training of Southern Maine and speak with David Manson, certified dog trainer, for more details. 8294395.

GOODOG PET CARE will do pet sitting at your home-dogs, cats, horses, more; puppy socializing- pet taxi. Bonded/ Insured. 865-6558.

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.

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.

PURRRS PETSITTING for Freeport & Yarmouth area cats, dogs & small animals. Experienced, refs available 838-9317 or


Watercolor Lessons 511 Congress St, Portland

Constellation Gallery 749-7443



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

• Boarding • Pet Taxi

“They’re Happier at Home!”

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.


CUMBERLAND ANTIQUES $ BEST PRICES PAID $ Celebrating 28 years of trusted customer 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. 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.



Descendants of Benjamin & Blanche James will hold their 50th annual reunion on July 16th-17th, 2011 in Dexter, Maine. Anyone interested in more information; contact

Wendy Luce (207)974-9511 or find us on facebook under “Benjamin & Blanche James Family Reunion”.

Birth announcement? Getting Engaged or Married? Having a Class Reunion? The Brown Dog Inn Boarding, Daycare & Spa

Place your ad for your Announcement here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week.

“Dogs of all colors welcome!”



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

for more information on rates.

865-1255 lis #F872

Pleasant Hill Kennels 81 Pleasant Hill Rd. Freeport, ME 865-4279

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

May 27, 2011





Judy Pascal Antiques

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


Call John 450-2339

Ian Garbarini Professional Farrier

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.

20-50% off

6 Free St, Portland Closing May 31st • Open Daily 10-5

ME Boarding Lic #1212

I will come to you with cash.


Hunters/Jumpers/Dressage/Eventers, etc.

BIG SEBAGO—DOCKAGE for large boats with shore power and slips for small boats and personal watercraft available. Call for rates. Also gift/bait shop available for summer rental equipped and stocked with some inventory. $600.00 for the season. Call 892-2698.

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. 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



CLEANING 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.

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.

BUSINESS RENTALS 600 SF - Office for Lease at 780 Broadway, South Portland. Off-Street parking, ground floor entry, natural gas heat. This is a separate building with own bathroom. Just down the street from the Casco Bay Bridge. Traffic: 14,580 AADT 07. Short walk to J.P. Thorntons & Beale Street BBQ, Events on Broadway, Mill Creek. $700 including heat, hot water, electric, AC, snow plowing & shoveling. Call 767-7300. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE space for lease @ 93 High Street, home of Greater Portland Landmarks. Sunny 2-room suite on second floor at convenient downtown location, +/375 sq. ft, $650/month with elevator access; one on-site parking space available @ $75/month. Call 207-774-5561. 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.

CHILD CARE LICENSED HOME DAY CARE- activities, good food, laughter/fun! 330-0799


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

OLD GEEZER WINDOW CLEANER: Inside and out; upstairs and down. Call 7491961.

Call 233-4829 for free estimate


“The Way Home Should Be”

PC Lighthouse

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


Siding, Decks, Walkways


Laptop & Desktop Repair

Certified Technician A+



All Major Credit Cards Accepted

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





Home Cleaning

“Why buy new when yours can be re-newed!”

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

B&J ELECTRONICS Est.1990 Call Jim @ B&J Electronics

Mon-Sat 8-8 • 799-7226

Repairs on all Makes & Models




Quilters and Crafters

Serving 25 years

juried open air market at Freeport First Parish Church @ 40 Main Street on several Saturdays throughout the season. Quilters on Saturday, June 25th and Saturday, August 20th, 9am - 4pm.

by Master’s

Touch 846-5315

Call Gloria Free Estimates

Residential and Commercial Cleaning Excellent References Reasonable rates

Cell: 615-5170 or: 615-1034

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Sunny Acre Farm


165 Middle Rd. Falmouth 10th Annual

Grandview Window Cleaning

Cornell Farrier School Graduate 2004 Hot shoeing, Trims, Corrective Gorham Shoeing, Glu-Ons, etc 207-562--8555 References


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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!”

(The Dipietro‛s)

Garden/Artisan Show One Weekend! Thurs/Fri June 2nd-3rd 9-2 pm Sat/Sun June 4th-5th 9-4 pm

One-of-a-kind Birdhouses, the NEW Boomer Bed raised garden bed system, custom wooden raised beds and other garden related items from local artisans. Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables & Hanging Baskets FMI: 781-2943

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Saturday May 28TH 9am to 2 pm

PLANTS perennials, house plants, vegetables, and herbs


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Custom Tile design available References Insured


Free Estimates

GARDENS 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! FMI 781-2943.




Garden Raised Beds, Trellises andCompost Bins

Custom sizes available

We can also deliver and setup if needed. Good prices, great selection! Call


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


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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.

(mixed hardwood)


Green Firewood $210

Green Firewood $220 Seasoned Firewood $275 (100% oak) Kiln-dried Firewood please call for prices.


Delivery fees may apply. Prices subject to change.

Order online: VISA • MC


JOHNSON’S TILING MONTSWEAG Floors • Showers Backsplashes • Mosaics


FLEA MARKET Is Now Open For The Season! Corner Rt 1 & Mountain Rd. Woolwich SAT, SUN & WED.


For Reservations or inquiries call Norma


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




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

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.



Yarmouth Yoga Studio 374 US ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH, ME 04096


YOGA NOURISHES THE BODY &THE SOUL “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Summer Schedule On-line, brochures outside studio We pro-rate.


NEW WELLNESS GROUP in Freeport! Massage Therapist: Layne Bliss: 751-1079 Reiki Master: Lisa Capozza Obery: 831-8468 Holistic Health Coach: Julie Hofheimer: 415-2795 GENTLE TOUCH elder care. Kind,compassionate one on one care for your loved one. Daytime or overnight 25 yrs. exp. Call Diane at 671-6966. Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM. MASSAGE/REIKI AT YOUR home, workplace, events, parties. First home visit only $55. (207) 878-8896,


Assistant to the Executive Director Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main Street, seeks an Assistant to the Executive Director. The position is expected to be available in mid-June. This position requires a versatile professional with excellent interpersonal, administrative,andplanningskills.Access database management, Quickbooks. MS Office, internet/Facebook experience, project and mailings management, maintaining functionality of the office and orderliness of the museum house are in the scope of work. Monday through Friday, 24hours/week. Occasional special events take place after hours, on weekends or in the evening and the Assistant must be available to support and participate. Competitive hourly wage. No benefits.

*Celebrating 26 years in business*

Cut/Split/Delivered Quality Hardwood 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



Qualified candidates please send resume and three references to: Please, no phone calls.

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Local and national products, Satellite TV service No experience necessary $12- Full Time & Part Time $20 hr. Open 7 days a week

Fundraiser Why not advertise in

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Sellers Wanted

Call 591-1600




HOUSEKEEPERS/ LAUNDRY AIDS Wanted for local Nursing Homes in Bath, Yarmouth & Cape Elizabeth

Place your ad online HELP WANTED



in Yarmouth

is looking for an attendant to work part time in our independent living section No experience necessary Call Tammy or Cindy


HELP WANTED BRUNSWICK AREA PCA kind, reliable help for middle aged woman with MS in wheelchair. Clean background/valid drivers license. Up to 20 flex hours/wk. Call 650-6060 or email

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT IS NEEDED: WEEKLY and every other weekend: Please call 749-8952 or 8294899.


877-718-9791 ext


FALMOUTH LIBRARY is seeking an energetic and creative person to serve as a part-time assistant in our children’s department. Qualifications: well organized; good team member; ability to work well with children of all ages; eager to share books and stories. Experience working in a library and doing story times and/or craft activities preferred. Please send letter of interest, resume, and references to: Director, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth 04105 or may be sent electronically to 781-2351. STUMP AND GRIND Stump Chipping Service in North Yarmouth is looking for a reliable, self-motivated equipment operator with a clean driving record, who enjoys outdoor, physical work. Basic electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical skills a plus. Seasonal: Mostly full-time from now until November. Send resume to

Kind Hearted

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. 152 US Route 1, Scarborough

885 - 9600

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

Home Instead Senior Care Call Today: 839-0441

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Exciting & friendly work environment Great 401K match l Health Insurance

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To Apply

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HELP WANTED SPA Professionals The Fairwinds Spa at Sebasco Harbor Resort is currently looking for full time, part time and on-call Massage Therapists, Nail Technicians and Cosmetologists for our luxury spa. Great quality products! Unbelievable ocean front setting, excellent earnings potential. Must be licensed in Maine. Employee privileges and discounts apply. Spa is open until mid-October. Sebasaco is only 12 miles from Bath (and it’s a spectacular drive). Sebasco Harbor Resort 29 Kenyon Road Phippsburg, ME 04565 apply online Line Cook Sebasco Harbor Resort is currently looking for a culinary professional for it’s Proud, Productive and Professional kitchens. Work full time now until midOctober...great pay - great perks. Sebasco is only 12 miles from Bath (and it’s a spectacular drive) Sebasco Harbor Resort 29 Kenyon Road Phippsburg, ME 04565 apply online


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

Home repairs • Painting Plaster & Sheet Rock Repairs Small Carpentry Jobs • Staging Organizing Services No Job Too Small Reasonable Rates/Prompt Service




PROFESSIONAL FLOORINGINSTALLER All Flooring Types Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Linoleum, Carpet etc.

Four Season Services

I can furnish materials direct from manufacturer or supply labor on your materials

25 years experience • Free Estimates



•Spring Clean Ups •Lawn Mowing •Drainage Systems •Landscape Design •Paver Walkways, Patios, Steps & Retaining Wall Construction •Lawn Installations and Renovations

Call Chris 831-0228

• Painting • Weatherization • Cabinets

CertifiedWall and Paver Installers CALL FOR A CONSULTATION



Seth M. Richards

Interior & Exterior Painting & Carpentry

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

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

Green Products Available

Serving Greater Portland 19 yrs.



Call SETH • 207-491-1517

HELP WANTED The Most Rewarding Work in Greater Portland

Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need? Advantage Home Care is seeking kind 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. Call 699-2570 for more information and an application.

Chimney lining & Masonry Building – Repointing – Repairs Asphalt & Metal Roofing Foundation Repair & Waterproofing Painting & Gutters


20 yrs. experience – local references


272-1442, cell

A division of VNA Home Health & Hospice



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

J Home Renovations

We are professional in general

Roofing, Siding, Painting, Carpentry, Cleaning, Gutters, Chimney Repair


Brian L. Pratt Carpentry




Exterior Designed toInterior enhance&your home & lifestyle Restoration & Remodeling Custom Stairwork & Alterations Fireplace Mantles & Bookcase Cabinetry Kitchens & Bathrooms

All manner of exterior repairs & alterations

207-797-3322 WILSONS LEATHER- Sales Associates. Part time. Must be able to work nights & weekends. Apply within. 4 Mill Street- Freeport.



MASTER PLUMBER & GAS Licensed.RECESSION RATES. Labor $55 hour, plus materials. Licensed, Insured, Free estimates. 318-1237 cell.

All calls returned!

Residential & Commercial


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

Call Gary 754-9017




# of weeks

1st date to run Credit Card #

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

Call or E-mail for Free Estimate

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.



from an accomplished player and teacher and in a great studio set in the arts district. I teach all ages and most styles of acoustic and electric guitar. Most music provided free as well Lessons are $18 each if you pay for 4 or $30 for 1 hour Please email me at: or call 207-756-7631 ext123

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D.P. Gagnon Lawn Care & Landscaping

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

(207) 415-8791


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HOUSE PAINTING Mold Wash, Repairs, Prime & Paint or Stain.

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


Lighthouse Landscaping

• Spring Cleanups • Planting Beds • Pruning • Mowing • Mulch & Loam Deliveries • Lawn Installations • Ground Maintenance • Patios • Walkways • Retaining Walls • Fences • Shrub Beds FULLY INSURED

847-3345 or 408-7596

Expert Gardening

Call 837-1136

Now Accepting New Customers

Spring Clean-up Mulching • Mowing Deliveries



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

(as of May 1st)

Commercial and Residential In business for 22 years

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.


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


Mowing (Avail. Thurs. & Fridays)

Raking • Mulching • Pruning • Planting Weeding • Grass Repair • Brush Removal LOWEST RATES FREE ESTIMATES


Call Gerardo 207-332-6633


CALL 829-8257


New Customer Discount Yard Cleanups • Mowing Mulching • Hardscapes Dump Runs & Other Services Available Reliable Fully Insured Free Estimates

Call Drew 423-5123

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.


ALL SEASON’S YARD CARE 1/2 off SPRING CLEANUPS with mowing contract. Services include:Mowing,Tr imming, Mulching. Call Brian. Free FOSSETT`S ROTOTILLINGNew and established gardens, large or small, reasonable rates, free estimates. 33 years of experience. Dan Fossett, 776-9800 or 829-6465.

MASONRY GAGNON CHIMNEY & Masonry Services. Residential M a s o n r y, C h i m n e y s , Stonewalls, Patio’s, Walkways, Repointing Chimneys & Steps. Blue Stone Caps, Stainless Steel Caps. Reflashing, Chimney Cleaning. Expert, Professional Services. Insured, References available. Free estimates. Call weekdays after 4. Scott 749-8202.

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.

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Clarke Painting Fully Insured 3 Year Warranty

207-233-8584 Violette Interiors: Painting, tiling, wallpaper removal, wall repairs, murals and small exterior jobs. Highest quality at affordable rates. 25 years experience. Free estimates. Call Deni Violette at 831-4135.

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ROOFING *Guaranteed best price *Fully insured

671-7405 RENTALS YARMOUTH VILLAGE- Large 1 bedroom, 3rd floor apt. Off street parking, W/D on site, H/W included. Walk to Royal River Park. $835.00/month. PETS/NO SMOKING. References/Security Deposit required. Call 846-6240 or 2338964.

YA R M O U T H - R i v e r b e n d Condo. Sunny, 3-story Townhouse, 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1100 sq. ft. plus 1-car garage with storage loft and large deck. $198,000.Compensation offered to buyer agents. Call 318-2042.



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

3 BEDROOMS, Bates College area, available 6/1 to 8/31 only. $550 month. 240-3241

Professional Clean Work INTERIOR/EXTERIOR Attention to Detail & Customer Service

Call Alan 865-1643 or cell 522-7301

PAINTING: JACK ALL TRADE’S son is looking for Painting jobs. Tooled up & Experienced. Call 207415-7321.Greater Portland.

RooďŹ ng, Siding, Remodeling, Chimney Repairs All leaks repaired

For $900 plus Utilities Rent Security & Lease

Serving our Customers since 1999

12 Old Brunswick Rd.

Tenant must be willing to do chores periodically


OLD ORCHARD BEACH- 1 bedroom apartment. Clean, Modern. Heat, hot water, parking, laundry. Secure building. No dogs. $750/month. 508954-0376. LISBON NICE! 1 bedroom apartment roomy. Call for details. $695 month includes heat. 8377603 HISTORIC YARMOUTH- 2ND floor, 2 bedroom, living room, kitchen, study, new appliances, flooring, Washer/Dryer. Parking. N/P-N/S. Includes hot water/heat. $900/month. 10 minutes to Portland! 846-4325. GRAY- CABIN FOR rent. No deposit. Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. 657-4844. MOBILE HOME for rent - New Gloucester - 2 bedroom,, 1 bath $725/month plus utilities. 415-9736 — JAY, RENOVATEDHeat, water, sewer and washer. Call: 240-3568


Affordable Housing/Not-subsized Accepting applications for 2 & 3 Bedroom units

Rents start at just $697/2BR & $800/3BR Section 8 welcome

Included: Heat, Hot water, Parking, W/D hookups, Private backyard

2 months free rent with a signed lease and a complete security deposit

Call today!

HOME SERVICES Decks, Painting & Gutters




CUMBERLAND- ROOM FOR RENT. Use of kitchen & W/D. Utilities included. $450/month. First month in advance. Available anytime. References. Call cell: 671-4647.


In-Home Private Lessons

Place your ad online

H A R P S W E L L - WAT E R FRONT, 1 bedroom Beachfront, deck, heated garage. Includes heat/electric, plowing, lawn care, moring available. Private & tranquil, 6 miles to Brunswick. $995/month. 207798-9978.

Private LESSONS in a professional studio...


SPRING CLEANUPS Landscape Maintenance Free Estimates • Fully Insured








Coastal Tree & Landscaping

“It’s all about the preparation.�


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.

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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.




Fully Insured • Free Estimates

Call Larry 252-2667 ROOFING/SIDING-Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.


All Power Equipment Service & Repair Falmouth 207-232-5964 Outdoor Power Equipment, Electric Power Tools and More Pick up and Delivery Available

PORTLAND WINDOW WASHING & HANDYMAN SERVICES Window Washing & Painting Interior/Exterior Carpentry & Home Repair

Yard Work • Dump Runs SENIOR DISCOUNTS

Aordable rates



INSTALLED Pools, Privacy, Children, Pets, Decorative Cedar Chain link, Aluminum, PVC

ANY STYLE FROM ANY SUPPLIER 20+ years experience Call D. Roy + Son Fencing


SCREEN REPAIR by T.N.T. 15 years of experience.

 Replacing window and door screens.  Window screens custom made.  Pet proof screening available.  One week turn-around.


House calls also available For more info call 207-576-4884



fax 781-2060

DUMP GUY We haul anything to the dump. Basements and Attic Clean-Outs Guarenteed best price and service.

INSURED Call 450-5858


to the dump

* Guaranteed Best Price * Attic to Basement clean outs *




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Tree Removal & Pruning Ornamental Shrub & Tree Care Plant Healthcare Programs • Stump Grinding

Cape Elizabeth, Maine TREE SERVICES

Tree Pruning Tree Removal Storm Damage Cleanup Bucket Truck Service Chipping Fully Insured & Stump Free Estimates Grinding on Time, on budget 232-7676 Fully Licensed And Insured

DUMP MAN 828-8699


Washers/Stoves etc. Ha ppy We will buy Memorial Day saleable salvage goods Furniture/Doors/Windows/etc.

d Guarantee e Best Pric

Experienced  Safe  Affordable Justin Cross FCL2731

Free Estimates






• Removals • Climbing • Chipping • Limbing • Lots cleared • Difficult take-downs &thinned


24 Hour Emergency Services • Planned Removal • Pruning • Yearly Maintenance Plans • Storm Damage Specialist Stump Grinding Services

INDIV/EXEC/SMALL BUSINESS Accounting and Admin. 12 Yrs’ Experience. Few hours or few days/week. Short term or long term. I can get you organized! Kerry at 749-3942


Since 1972

Call Marc 774-3116

McCarthy Tree Service Casco Bay’s Most Dependable

Low Summer Rates • Fully Insured • Climbing • Difficult Take-downs • Stump Grinding

Huge Moving Sale Great stuff / prices. House, garden, art+ It has to go. Why not to you! All reasonable offers considered!

8 Two Lights Terrace, Cape Elizabeth Rain date: June 4 & 5 VACATION RENTALS


CUMB E R L A N D - P R I VAT E , beautiful Home for rent. 10 acres of woods, 9 miles to Old Port. Large deck, hot tub, AC. Perfect summer spot. June Sept. $2500/month. 207-8296979/233-5550.


WANTED BUYING ANTIQUE LUMBER Flooring, Architectural Salvage, Granite Posts, Step Stones High End-Newer Salvage, Hand Forged Iron Professional Removal Available GOODWOOD Reclaimed Lumber 207-432-2073

CASH PAID: WWI & WWII German Military items. Uniforms, Headgear, Edged Weapons, etc. 522-7286. WANTED- FREE TOMATO cages for my garden. 6535149.


Sunday & Monday May 29th & 30th Rain Date 9-3 • 286 Greely Rd. June 4 & 5 th


ADS TREE WORK • Take Downs • Pruning • Stump Grinding STORM DAMAGE

Licensed, Insured Maine Arborist

SAILING LESSONS ON Casco Bay. Build the confidence to sail 22’ to 30’ sailboats through my Certificate Sailing courses. Also available are Adult Refresher courses, Private Lessons, Day Sails and Fall Foliage Cruises. Schedules are flexible and courses are affordable. Visit: for details or call Capt. Lyman Stuart at 207615-6917.




antiques, household, furniture, tools, camping, old glass and china 143 Hodsdon Road, Pownal, near Yarmouth line Saturday, May 28th, 8 - 4 Rain date June 4th NO EARLY BIRDS, PLEASE

Freeport Moving Sale 173 Lower Flying Point Road

Saturday, May 28 9 am - 2 pm Furniture, antiques, books, art supplies, gardening supplies, electronics & more.


Fast Service

Specializing in learning difficulties with reading and spelling.

Pumps • Electric Water Heaters Generators • Circuit Breakers




Ice machines, Coolers, Freezers Full Service Master Electrician


Lawn Care • Light Tree Removal Pressure Washing • General Contracting Windows/Doors & More


Free Quotes Licensed and Insured Locally Owned

STUMP & GRIND - Professional stump chipping service. Fully insured, Free estimates. Call Rob Taisey at 846-6338 any time. “We get to the root of your problem.”


Steve Kenney & Stewart Stone 207-415-0878 207-602-9751

Contact Nancy at 883-0046

Michael Lambert NE-6756A

Scott Gallant • 838-8733

T h e y a r d ap e s

A llow me to keep your household running smoothly, freeing up your time and allowing you to come home to a relaxed environment. Services to include running errands, helping with elder care, pet care, making sure home is spotless, etc. Degree in Culinary Arts with excellent cooking skills. References for serious requests only.


• Fully insured • Free estimates • Many references

Complete Property Management

Executive Level Household Manager


Low Rates

Place your ad online

May 28 & 29, 8 am-3 pm

Complete Property Maintenance



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& Tree Service


Attic • Basement • Garage • Cleanouts Residential & Commercial We Recycle & Salvage so you save money!

May 27, 2011

WORSHIP UNITY CENTER FOR SACRED LIVING (UCSL) is an open, interfaith, Oneness oriented Spiritual Community. We are here to evolve consciousness through what we call The New Spirituality. We know that the essence of Spirit is within each and every one of us, and our aim is to create a safe and sacred space for each person to explore their own perception of Spirituality. UCSL offers weekly gatherings that are informative, creative, interactive, and sometimes ceremonial followed by fellowship. We hope you will come join us for our alternative services known as Sacred Living Gatherings on Sundays from 10-11AM at the WillistonWest Church, Memorial Hall (2nd floor), 32 Thomas Street, Portland, ME. For more information call 207221-0727 or email



5 Midcoast 26

SAT & SUN, (5/28 & 5/29) 9-3 1862 Harpswell Islands Rd. Antiques, Furniture, Household, Collectibles & Artwork “NO EARLY BIRDS”

MOVING SALE! FALMOUTH Sat. May 28th. 15 Corners Drive. 8-12 noon. Furniture, Garden Tools, Holiday decor, Toys, Household goods. NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE. YARMOUTH- MULTI FAMILY SALE- Balsam Lane-Cedar Ridge. Sat. May 28th. 9-2. All kinds of GREAT items for sale.

Any age... need some help? Private in-home tutoring.

Call Gordon Shulkin 229-9413

TREE SERVICES FOWLER TREE CARE: Licensed Arborist & Master Applicator, fully insured. Large tree pruning, ornamental tree, shrub pruning, spraying, deep root fertilizing, hedges, difficult tree removal, cabling. Free estimates. Many references. 8295471.



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VACATION RENTALS WATERFRONT VACATION home for rent in So. Freeport. 5 minutes from outlets, but incredible privacy. Check out Cyberrentals 184866 for details. Call 207-865-2156. Still have weeks open and now offering $200 discount. SCENIC TUSCANY- Charming 1 bedroom apartment equipped, old world patio, backyard, great views. Historic hillside village, ocean and Florence close by. $725.00 weekly. 207-767-3915.

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May 27, 2011





Two cottages for the price of one


Steps away to favorite cove. Views of Jewels Island. Enjoy one-rent the other. All featured on one lot. Great decks and screened porch.

High View – South Freeport

Lowest Mortgage Rates at:

DIANE O’REILLY Maine Broker Direct line: 233-9901 email:

878-7770 or 1-800-370-5222

BAILEY ISLAND – Unique site with east and west facing water frontage. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Harpswell Sound as well as protected gravel beach frontage on Garrison Cove. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, massive stone fireplace, water view deck, detached 2-car garage. Log construction. $450,000

Rob Williams Real Estate

Bailey Island, ME 04003 207-833-5078

There are absolutely incredible views of Harraseeket Harbor and miles of Casco Bay and its islands from the last buildable lot available at High View, one of South Freeport’s nicest locations. This building site will compliment the home of your dreams. Convenient to Portland and Brunswick. $375,000.00

BOB KNECHT 523-8114

Alexa Oestreicher 329-9307

50 Sewall Street, Portland

Over 20,000 Moves, with a 99% “Willing to Recommend” Customer Rating

Providing Real Estate Solutions with Service You Deserve by Someone You’ve Trusted for Over 25 years

Don Olen 207-347-8025

Earle W. Noyes & Sons Moving Specialists, Inc.

Pat Rabidoux



A must see village home. Wonderful great room, 3 bdrooms, oak floors & .45 acre lot. Yarmouth’s Best Value! $195,000


765 Route One, Yarmouth ME 04096 846-4300 x 106 or

An oasis in the heart of the West End. Great room with vaulted ceiling, deck, chefs kitchen with Bosch appliances and granite. Exceptional condo! $310,000

Helen McBrady • 50 Sewall St., Portland • 553-2673

“Follow Your Dream with The Chase Team”


Direct: 207-553-7320 Cell: 207-831-6292

We strive to be #1 for Buyers and Sellers.

Find what you’re looking for...

John F. Chase

Little Sebago Lake Windham 2.5 Acres +/- Waterfront Lot $269,900 Come build your dream home or vacation getaway! Very private lot that includes 200ft of sandy lake frontage plus an additional 200ft of frontage on the canal!


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For more information or to set up a showing please contact Al @ Anchor Realty (207)781-8524

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The Forecaster, Midcoast edition, May 27, 2011  
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The Forecaster, Midcoast edition, May 27, 2011