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Vol. 8, No. 31

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Brunswick to get 800 acres from Navy for recreation, conservation

Under cover at the Harpswell Festival

By Amber Cronin BRUNSWICK — As work continues to create a more vibrant, community feel at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, the town will gain access to some new recreation space in the fall. A year ago the Recreation, Trails and Open Space Committee applied for a technical grant through the National Parks Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program for help writing a multi-phase Above: Rain didn’t stop the crowds from attending the Harpswell Festival on Sunday, July 29, where 2-year-old Talia Harmon got a checkin under her umbrella from grandmother Adrienne Baum.


Left: Harmon and Baum get up close with one of those strange-looking flat things that swim in the deep, held by Ron LaPointe at the Fishing Families for Harpswell tidal pool touch tank, where despite the rain (or maybe because of it), interest never waned last weekend at the Harpswell Festival.

plan to develop trail systems and other recreation venues on about 800 acres of land at Brunswick Landing. “Our program works outside of the National Park Service to help create trails and open space and places where people can go outside in their own back yard,� said Julie Isbill, project manager at the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. “This project is a perfect See page 20

Bath panel to consider Huse School possibilities By Alex Lear BATH — With the E.L. Huse Memorial School soon to be vacant, a City Council subcommittee this month is expected to explore options for the building’s reuse. The Economic Development Committee also plans to look into establishing policy for disposing of city-owned properties. The 39 Andrews Road building, built in 1941 with an ad-

dition in 1949, has more than 33,000 square feet. It was recently occupied by the Regional School Unit 1 central office, which later moved its offices to the nearby Small School in April 2010. The move allowed the students and staff of Woolwich Central School to attend classes in the building while their own See page 26

Public gets first look at Maine Street proposals By Amber Cronin BRUNSWICK — The first of several public forums on potential changes to Maine Street and the downtown district was a success, Councilor Margo Knight said Tuesday. Knight said about 75 people turned out for the public forum on Monday night to look at options for roundabouts and the addition of bike lanes to Maine Street. “We had five breakout tables Index Arts Calendar ................18 Classifieds .....................23 Community Calendar.....17 Meetings ........................17

looking at the different plans for Maine Street,� she said. “We have three different options for roundabouts at Pleasant and Maine streets, and people approached this with a very positive, open attitude. It was really good to hear a lot of people very interested and positive about things that we could do to make downtown better for everybody.� The Master Plan Implementation Committee presented two detailed plans for changing

traffic lanes on Maine Street between Gilman Place and Town Hall Place. One of the plans inserts bike lanes next to the sidewalk on each side and keeps head-in diagonal parking, with two travel lanes and a turn lane. The other plan has back-in front-forward angle parking and continues the four lanes of travel, turning one lane into a share-row for bicyclists and vehicles. “The only way (the second

plan) could work is to have the back-in, front-out parking because people would be backing into the bike lane and couldn’t see cars coming,� Knight said. “That was not a very popular concept at all.� She said that the beauty of having such a wide main street is that the width of the road will not have to be changed to accommodate the changes in the plans, but that there might be a little changing “here or there.�

Residents, however, expressed concern about the loss of downtown parking spaces. “We don’t want to lose parking spaces downtown,� Knight agreed. She said that parking is a “perceived� problem in downtown Brunswick and that if people feel they can’t find parking they will avoid the area and its businesses because they feel

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Police Beat ....................12 Real Estate ....................27 Sports ............................13

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SMCC pushes ahead with Brunswick campus expansion By Amber Cronin BRUNSWICK — As the largest school in Maine’s community college system, Southern Maine Community College has long struggled with space. But despite an obstacle from the LePage administration, an expansion of courses and classrooms at Brunswick Landing could change all that. The campus in Brunswick is not another one of SMCC’s satellite programs, SMCC President Ronald Cantor said. “My philosophy of college education, especially community college education is to place the college at the heart of the community and the community at the heart of the college,” he told the Town Council on July 23. “Now SMCC is go-

ing to have two full-service, comprehensive campuses: South Portland and the new full-service campus in Brunswick at Brunswick Landing.” Enrollment has rapidly grown since the Brunswick campus opened last fall. When doors opened last September only 79 students were enrolled. As of this week, there were 255 students already enrolled for the fall semester. Enrollment continues through the start of the school year on Aug. 27. Most of the programming at the Brunswick campus is focused on regional industries, such as pre-engineering, composites technology and nursing, and is slightly different, other than core liberal studies classes, than what is offered at the

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South Portland campus. “We’re really focusing on programming that will help Brunswick Landing and all of Mid-Coast, which has been underserved by education, particularly higher education,” James Whitten, dean of the Mid-Coast campus, said. He said that, like the South Portland campus, Brunswick will offer the nursing program. The Maine Fire Service Institute will move from South Portland to Brunswick, too, but the majority of the classes are aimed at giving area residents the tools to succeed in the local workforce. “We are doing everything we can to

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Brunswick-raised soldier dies in South Korea By Amber Cronin BRUNSWICK — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe mourned the loss of another of Maine’s sons, who died last Friday while serving his country. U.S. Army Capt. David Haas, 30, died June 27 in Seoul, South Korea, after he was struck by a city bus while crossing the street in the Gangnam area of Seoul, the military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported. Haas served two tours of duty in Iraq and was stationed with the 403rd Field Support

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Brigade in Seoul, the newspaper said. Stars and Stripes reported that the accident took place at 11:45 p.m., when Haas and a friend illegally crossed the street on their way to a local bar. The bus that struck Haas was traveling, in the bus-only lane, at approximately 30 mph. Haas died in the ambulance on the way to Gangnam Severance Hospital. His friend was not injured. Police reported that neither of the men, nor the bus driver, was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Haas, a Brunswick native, graduated from Brunswick High School and later the University of Richmond. He also served as an intern in Collins’ Washington D.C. office in 2004. “I am incredibly saddened to learn of the death of Capt. Haas,” Collins said in a statement released July 28. “My

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Harpswell selectmen trim property tax rate By Amber Cronin HARPSWELL — Property taxes are going down. At their July 26 meeting, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved dropping the mil rate to $5.76 per $1,000 of assessed value, from the current rate of $5.80. The change, which is retroactive for fiscal 2012 tax bills, is designed to provide the town with enough money to cover abatements, while keeping the tax rate affordable for residents. Officials originally proposed setting the rate at either $5.80, $5.75 or $5.70, but the $5.76 rate gave them an even number for the overlay that wasn’t too skimpy. “We thought the $5.76 gave us a very healthy overlay of $169,000,” Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said. “One of the points in choosing a mil rate is not to have

fractional problems (because $5.74 and $5.75 did not come out even).” Eiane said that if the town had elected to drop the mil rate to $5.70 there would not have been enough money in the overlay and officials felt more comfortable having slightly more overlay. “Overlay is basically a term that is used in statistics, which allows the addition of money that can be asked of the taxpayer,” she said. “It allows you to build up a balance to cover abatements or supplements (to the budget).” With the new mil rate, the average homeowner will pay about $1,750 in annual property taxes, based on average property values from 2009.

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Ash Point Community Library. At the previous meeting of the board on July 12, Chairwoman Elinor Multer and Selectman Alison Hawkes were concerned that the Ash Point Community Library allowed groups to come into the library during its hours of operation. They said the use of the library by outside groups, such as a “Mommy and Me” group, could disrupt typical library operations. Library Board President Donna Frisoli confronted the board on July 26, but was rebuked by Multer. “The question of your holding meetings during the hours when the library is open is a little troublesome, as it

may discourage people from coming in and browsing the books and taking out books,” the chairwoman said. “The group, the activity, is a legitimate activity of a library, but should be scheduled on other hours.” Frisoli responded that while the town owns the building, the library is private and its board should have the authority to decide who can use the library at what times. She also said that the one time an outside group came into the library, the board discussed it and told them it wasn’t an ideal situation and they would not be returning. “These are the kinds of decisions that you have to entrust our board to be mature enough and intelligent enough to continued page 20

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Cape lawyer’s judicial nomination denied Senate vote By David Harry PORTLAND — Despite objections from both of Maine’s U.S. senators, a confirmation vote for a Cape Elizabeth lawyer nominated to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston will not be scheduled before the November general election. William Kayatta Jr., now a trial lawyer with Portland-based Pierce Atwood, was nominated by President Barack Obama to fill the appeals court seat vacated by Judge Kermit Lipez, a South Portland resident. Lipez is taking senior judicial status, opening a spot on the circuit that serves Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico. The appeals court sits one rung below the

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Supreme Court of the United States. Kayatta was nominated in January and his nomination cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee in the spring. Prospects of a full Senate vote to confirm his nomination were eliminated Monday when a vote to end debate on another nomination failed, 56-34. Senate rules require 60 votes to invoke cloture, or end debate. After the vote, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the Senate Majority Leader, announced he will not schedule any more judicial appointment votes. Maine’ Republican senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, each supported Kayatta’s nomination and voted

to end debate Monday on the nomination of Oklahoman Robert Bacharach to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “I have strongly supported Bill’s nomination from day one and will continue to work with the Senate leadership in an effort bring his nomination to the floor for a vote, with the hope that the majority leader will reconsider his decision on this critical matter,” Snowe said Monday. Collins said she voted to proceed to the nomination of Bacharach because he is a “highly experienced and well-qualified nominee.” “With very little time until the August recess,” Collins said, “it remains my hope that the Senate will confirm Bill Kayatta, whose qualifications are equally impressive.”


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Topsham Fair promises music, demolition derby, wrestling, more The fair offers six nights of entertainment, all at Area 1 of the Topsham Fairgrounds, off the Route 196 Coastal Connector. Twyce Shy, an ‘80s hair band, will rock the stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A demolition derby follows at 7 p.m. Wednesday, as well as NWA wrestling at 7 p.m. Thursday and a “Redneck Truck Pull” at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The demolition derby returns at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed the next evening by a performance by the Kelly Parker Country

By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Whether you’re a fan of demolition derbies, music, truck pulls, wrestling, comedy, magic, or an array of other entertainment, next week’s 158th Topsham Fair should have something for everyone. Following free harness racing at 5 p.m. both Sunday, Aug. 5, and Monday, Aug. 6, as well as an American Red Cross blood drive on Aug. 6, the fair gets into full swing Tuesday, Aug. 7, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 12.

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had requested papers for the School Board election. Nomination papers must be returned to the clerk’s office by Sept. 7. Residents interested in running for a district seat must live within that district and return 25 signatures from registered voters in that district. At-large candidates must gather signatures from 100 registered voters from any district.

BRUNSWICK — Nomination papers are available for residents who want to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot for Town Council or School Board in Districts 3 and 4, or as at-large candidates. The District 3 seat held by Councilor Suzan Wilson and Councilor John Perreault’s District 4 seat are on the ballot this year; both councilors have taken out papers to run for re-election. The at-large seat held by council Chairwoman Joanne King is also open, and she has announced she will not seek re-election. As of July 31, Town Clerk Fran Smith said that only District 4 representative and Vice Chairwoman Corinne Perreault

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Bath to celebrate 50th anniversary of Zorach fountain By Alex Lear BATH — The acclaimed Zorach fountain is turning 50 this month, and its admirers are invited to celebrate at City Park on Sunday, Aug. 5. The Friends of the Zorach Fountain are hosting the public event, which will

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be held at the Patten Free Library from 3-5 p.m. The fountain, created by William Zorach and dubbed “Spirit of the Sea,” was installed and dedicated to the city in August 1962. The Bath Municipal Swing Band will offer music, and attendees can enjoy refreshments and hear a brief program of speakers that include representatives of the city, the Zorach family and the Maine Arts Commission. The late Margie Bliss, who with her husband, Arthur, began the sculpture’s restoration and started the Friends of the Zorach Fountain in 2002, will also be remembered during the celebration. The completed restoration was celebrated seven years ago this month. Liz Messler, a member of the Friends board, said last week that “our ongoing job as a board is the constant conservation of that piece of art. ... It’s kind of ongoing maintenance.” fresh • cool • maine modern Open for Dinner and Lunch in Downtown Bath Live jazz every Friday night

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in bronze, the plumbing, and the granite pedestal and base. The club began fundraising that May, and by April 1962 it had reached its $15,000 goal, allowing preparatory work to begin in the park. The Maine Arts Commission called the piece “perhaps the finest piece of outdoor sculpture in the state,” according to the Friends. Alex lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ Follow him on Twitter: @learics.


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The case of the vanishing Tupperware washer, and then, bam – all hell breaks loose. Recently, in an unusual act of domesticity, I woke up with a deep-seated urge to take every piece of plastic storage-ware and spread it out on our kitchen counter. In our house, we keep these items in the bottom section of a freestanding vintage “Hoosier” cabinet. The containers are stacked according to shape (round, square, rectangular) and the lids are in a separate basket. It’s not easy to access, and if you lack flexibility, you can forget about finding a container for your leftover coleslaw. (But we’re not a particularly practical family. We generally value aesthetics over ease of use in most everything, and thankfully, our knees and backs are still in good condition.) Anyway, as I pulled out all of the containers and lids, it was already clear that something was amiss; the basket full of lids was in definite disproportion to the stacks of receptacles. In the end, I tossed at least a dozen topless containers into the recycling bin, along with approximately twodozen bottomless lids. How does this happen? Did they have arguments, and march off to someone else’s lunchboxes or picnic baskets? Did they not like living in our Hoosier cabinet? Was there a mutiny at some point? Clothespins are another household item I find challenging. Long ago, I ascertained that buying a $3 package of 100 wooden clothespins and using them as clips to close bags of chips or cereal, etc., was preferable to spending $3 on two plastic “chip clips.” I may not have majored in economics, but I do know a marketing scam when I see one. The need to hermetically seal every item in our kitchen

I’d like to touch upon a disturbing topic: things that vanish. Any adult who has done laundry knows that socks disappear. This has been a source of both fodder and much head scratching over the years. We all know the tale of woe – you put four pairs No Sugar of matching socks into the dryer, and you get seven socks back at the end of the day. To where did sock number eight disappear? Who knows? As a society, we don’t even try to figure this out anymore. We’ve just accepted the fact that someone will occasionally be wearing non-matching socks, or one lonely sock will be going into the trash or relegated to the position of shoe-shining rag. Sandi Amorello So I’m well aware of the sock phenomenon. But in the past year or so, I’ve also become aware of additional items that start out as part of a “pair,” or exist in seeming abundance, and then vanish into some sort of household black hole. Let’s consider the plight of Tupperware, or any other brand of plastic food storage container. OK, there is the actual container, and then there is the lid. We purchase these container “sets." They are sent off to school or on a picnic or whatever, they go into the sink or the dish-


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became apparent upon moving to a seaside town; were it not for those clothespins, the Raisin Bran that Charles opens at 9 a.m. would be stale and inedible by 9:18 a.m. of the same day. Therefore, we have a vintage yellow pottery bowl in our kitchen that I routinely refill with new clothespins. Why is this? Where do the clothespins go? Admittedly, some are in use, and one breaks upon occasion, or accidentally gets thrown away with the stale Cheerios. But what happens to the rest? My family keeps the clothespin industry in the black, apparently. Perhaps my strategy is wrong. Perhaps if I sprung for the $1.50-each plastic clips, they wouldn’t disappear – much like when you purchase cheap sunglasses you inevitably lose them after a month, but when you splurge on the ones in the locked display cabinet, you have them for most of your adult life. At this point, I fully expect anthropologists to one day find sprawling underground caverns, filled with mismatched food containers and lids, mateless socks, and lone clothespins sadly searching for open bags of Goldfish crackers. Meanwhile, I have surrendered to the forces that be.

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From London, a gold-medal lesson in getting along I enjoyed the opening ceremonies for this summer’s London Olympics, because of their quirkiness. It was so very British. I liked “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle’s whizzing, dragonfly’s view of London and England. I liked the review of English history from pastoral to industrial to digital age. I liked Daniel Craig’s James Bond picking up the Queen for a hop over to the stadium and a jump out of the helicopter. I liked the Queen’s corgis doing their tricks for the camera. I even liked John Cleese’s ad for living large like an aristocrat with Direct TV. I’m not sure how it all relates to the Olympics, but then the games have strayed a bit from my understanding of their original purpose. The ancient Olympics were staged among the rival nation-sates of ancient Greece. Every four years, they would suspend hostilities to compete in athletic contests like foot races, wrestling, discus and javelin throws; to celebrate the winners, and to honor the Greek gods. The Olympics were revived in the 1800s with an ethos of amateurism and a spirit that the most important thing was to take part, not to win. Now, the Olympics accept professional athletes and experiment with nouvelle sports like synchronized swimming, golf, beach volleyball, rhythmic gymnastics, and table tennis. There is little respite from worldly hostilities, from the terrorist attacks at the Munich Games in 1972, to whether Iranian athletes will compete against Israeli athletes, to the presidential political ads running during the current London games. I am also a big fan of another British TV show: Prime Minister Question Hour. Once a week, the leader of the United Kingdom submits to questions from members of Parliament. The general practice of putting questions to government ministers has been in effect for centuries. It has been refined and formalized over the years. The PM gets to go first. The opposition leader second. Thereafter, the presiding officer, the speaker, calls upon members to ask questions, alternating between members of the government and members of the opposition. Members who wish to ask questions submit their names in advance. Names are drawn at random. Starting in the 1980s, Conservative PM Margaret Thatcher insisted on

answering the questions herself, rather than delegate the responsibility to one of the members of her cabinet. PMQH is a constitutional convention. Britain does not have one formal, written constitution. It has a numShort ber of charter documents, the most venerable of which may be the Magna Carta. Some of Britain’s fundamental rules and practices, like PMQH, are not codified in written law. They derive from custom, practice, and tradition. They are not enforceable in court. PMQH is one of the bestknown pieces of Parliamentary business. The observation gallery is always filled. Here in America, you Halsey Frank can watch it on C-SPAN, Wednesday mornings and Sunday evenings. I caught a broadcast recently. The session started off with the leader of the liberal opposition Labor Party, Edward Miliband, peppering Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron with criticisms: Cameron failed to keep his campaign promises; he lacked leadership and had lost the confidence of his own party; he was to blame for the poor state of the British economy. Cameron defended himself by pointing out the respects in which he had led his party, and the country, to address its economic problems, whose origins predated his tenure, with responsible austerity measures. The exchange was as personally antagonistic as I can remember, as the two leaders popped up and down from their benches to put and parry questions. It got so heated that the speaker intervened to call for order. Then things settled down and the proceedings shifted to the more familiar questions from members and answers from the PM. It is always impressive to see how the PM is well-informed about matters of his government both great and small, international and domestic, and how he responds to each member’s question with substance.


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This is the type of exchange that I was used to seeing during PMQH. It includes a certain amount of hooraying and heckling from the back-benchers. However, even during the more acrimonious initial phase of the recent PMQH, you could see a hint of a smile on the opponents’ faces. Their attacks seemed mitigated by a sense of humor and a sense of their common interest. It’s good to mix with your opposition. To take their questions and give them your answers. To get to know them and give them a chance to know you. It fosters understanding and defuses animosity. Done regularly and publicly, it can engender trust and confidence. We do it less and less these days. People and politicians used to socialize with those of the opposite party. Now they stay away. Our leaders should set a better example. At all levels. I give Mitt Romney enormous credit for venturing into one of President Obama’s core constituencies and speaking to the NAACP in July. All our leaders should do likewise. It doesn’t take a constitutional amendment. All they have to do is show up. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.

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We must break our violent habits Human experience and training lead to random acts of violence and random acts of kindness. We all know that in athletics, we learn a skill, like how to kick a soccer ball, shoot a hoop, swim a lap or serve a tennis ball; by repeating it. With enough repetition it becomes second nature, automatic. This happens because we have trained our brain and body; we have put in the time and energy. The same goes for learning math, English, history, a foreign language or science; we go over the material, memorize the information and techniques, often by repetition; we are training the brain and body and it becomes second nature, automatic. So there is no surprise that people spending hours mastering violent video games and watching violent television shows and movies have been trained to violence and cruelty. It is not complicated. Some ideas for beginning to reverse this trend are: don’t buy violent video games, turn off cruel and violent television shows, talk to your kids about how to handle natural competitive instincts in a civilized way. Set an example by being kind and decent. Unraveling the trend toward violence and cruelty in our society will take conscious effort. Letting it go would end up hurting a lot more. Sally Sandler Bitan Falmouth

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The stuff of life This summer my two brothers and I have been slowly disposing of our parents’ worldly possessions. Mom and Dad are now living together in a nursing home, where a lifetime’s accumulation of material objects cannot follow. Both of my parents grew up in Portland (Deering High ’40 and ’42), but they have moved around so much that I am amazed at the amount of stuff they managed to drag along with them. You’d think that having lived together in Brunswick (Bowdoin ‘49), Waterville (’50), Mechanic Falls (’51), San Diego (Navy, ’51-’52), The Universal Lewiston (’53), Auburn (’54), three places in Groton, Mass. (’55’58), Pawtucket, R.I. (’58-’60), six different houses in Westbrook (including a mobile home) since 1960 (with brief stays in an apartment in Portland and a condo in Falmouth) that they would have managed to lighten their load along the way. Not so. Edgar Allen Beem Even though they had only been living on one floor of their duplex apartment for the past three years, the cupboards, drawers, closets, and basement were jammed with stuff that now has to find its way to a new home or the dump. It’s been a gradual process, because for several months we weren’t sure whether they might be coming home. First I removed their important papers (wills, military records, birth certificates, etc.) and stored them in a strong box under my desk. Then I systematically disposed of perishable food, staples, clothing, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, photographs, paintings, silverware, dishes and glassware, jewelry, sundries and notions. By the time we rented a 16-foot van last week there were just a few pieces of large furniture left to move – two couches, two desks, three chairs, a hutch, a maple bureau, an old unused computer monitor, and a king-size bed. We kept a couch, a desk, the hutch, and the bureau. The rest went to the dump. As the first-born of my generation, I seem to have


become the default keeper of the family archive. Two new clear plastic tubs filled with vintage photographs are stacked in my dining room, ready to join the cardboard boxes in the cellar containing my grandfather Beem’s war records and memorabilia. Everything else is already down in the basement waiting for my kids and my brothers’ kids to decide what of Grammy’s and Grampy’s they might want. There’s a lot of sentimental value in family photographs that go all the way back to about 1910, but there’s not much of any real monetary value. My Nana Gibson’s mink stole is in beautiful condition, but no one wears furs anymore, none of our kids want it, and the vintage clothing store already has six just like it on consignment for a mere hundred bucks or so. Mom and Dad seem to have been enjoying the bits and pieces of their pasts that I’ve been bringing them – mostly photo albums and yearbooks. They have a photograph of Dad in his Maine Maritime Academy cadet uniform and Mom as a Westbrook Junior College coed on the shelf in their room, along with photographs of their parents, their children, their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren. Their home is now empty except for a dozen or so boxes filled with an assortment of junk. I’m on my way over there now to sort through what remains because things such as birth certificates and gold watches have turned up in boxes of yarn, sewing supplies, picture frames, art supplies and costume jewelry. I’ve had pretty good luck just leaving useful items such as irons and ironing boards, bookshelves, flowerpots, and lamps out on the street for neighbors to adopt. Still, I must have hauled a dozen huge construction trash bags to the dump filled with the forgotten and the unwanted. This whole process of sorting through and disposing of the stuff of life has made me want to tackle the tons of treasures and trash in my own drawers, cupboards, closets and cellar. I don’t envy the person who’ll have to clean up after me, but with any luck at all I’ll manage to dispose of my past before that becomes necessary. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at:

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Lawrence N. Caswell, 64: doting father, passionate motorcyclist BRUNSWICK — Lawrence N. Caswell, 64, died July 26. Born in Brunswick on January 27, 1948, he was the son of Lillian (Miller) and the late Flavian “Babe” Nadeau. He attended elementary school in Brunswick and later in Lewiston. Throughout his youth Caswell he was an active Boy Scout, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. An avid musician, Caswell began playing the bass in his late teens. He was a

member of The Innkeepers, a band with which he traveled throughout the northeastern United States and Canada. Caswell loved motorcycling and the camaraderie that came with it. He touched the lives of friends and fellow riders in many ways. When not on his motorcycle, he enjoyed driving his Jeep, accompanied by his dog, Skittles, who brought much happiness to his life. Caswell was passionate about his family and spent much time exploring his genealogy. He was delighted to learn of his Micmac heritage, leading to the discovery of relatives and experiences that

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BATH — Kenneth F. MacDonald, 87, formerly of Bath and Woolwich, died July 26 at Mid Coast Hospital after residing at Dionne Commons for the past three years. He was born in Bath on March 28, 1926, the son of Daniel Wallace MacDonMacDonald ald and Ethel Cushman. He attended school in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1946. On July 29, 1950, he married Marjorie L. Achorn. He was a member of the Bath Area Senior Citizens, The Coasters, Saint Andrews Society, the Bath YMCA, Maine Wood Carvers and the Down East Soaring Club, plus other area model airplane clubs. One of his lifelong interests was building radio-controlled model airplanes, some with wingspans of more than five feet. He worked at his brother’s boat yard and then Bath Iron Works, retiring in 1988 after 38 years of service. MacDonald is survived by three adopted children Cynthia Brown, of Edgecomb, Paul MacDonald, of Oregon, and Marilyn Smith, of Bath; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six greatgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife; parents; siblings Norman MacDonald, Daniel MacDonald, Emma McCabe, Marie Main, Agnes Gavin and Wallace MacDonald; a grandson, Kenneth Brown; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley MacDonald. A funeral was held July 30 at the Desmond & Son Funeral Home in Bath. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bath Area YMCA or an organization of choice. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.

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Obituaries Lambert, in 1950. On August 8, 1992, he married Marcia Warner and the couple resided in Bath to live out their retirement together. Jackins loved cooking, camping and working outdoors. In his spare time, he could be found tending his garden or splitting wood for the winter. Jackins was a member of the Corliss Street Baptist Church in Bath, where he was a deacon for many years and cooked for bean suppers. He also volunteered with the Bath Area Food Bank and cooked at the Bath Soup Kitchen. Jackins is predeceased by a brother, James W. Jackins, and a sister, Jeanne L. Jackins. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; son Jeffrey Jackins, of Lincolnville; son Brian Jackins and his wife, Ruth, of Elverson, Pa.; a daughter, Karen Jackins, of Portland; a sister, Diana Jackins, of Watertown; stepson Dale Davies and his wife, Susan, of Sandwich, Mass.; stepson Gary Davies, of Wellfleet, Mass.; stepdaughter Debra J.D. Lewis and her husband Dwight, of Boothbay; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Aug. 1 at the Corliss Street Baptist Church in Bath. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit

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Naval Reserves. On May 26, 1962, he married Marianne Marks. Bob was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserves in 1972. In 1979, he graduated from the 34th class of The Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Waterville. Walsh held various police ranks over the course of his career, including Deputy Sheriff in the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s Department, Special Agent in the Office of Naval Intelligence in New York City, Detective in the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, and Police Chief of Vinalhaven. His most recent employment was with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, where he served for more than 20 years before retiring as a lieutenant in 2006. Walsh was an active member of every community in which he lived. He was a volunteer firefighter in Smithtown, N.Y., where he established the department’s first rescue company. In Maine, he was a volunteer for the Harpswell Neck Volunteer Fire Department and a substitute teacher at Mount Ararat High School in Topsham. Walsh enjoyed model railroading, smoking cigars and spending time with family and friends. He was also fond of camping and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marianne, of Harpswell; son Michael and his wife, Lindi; son Sean and his wife, Lisa, of Great Falls, Mont.; grandchildren Alan and Robbie, of Brunswick, and Alec and Austin, of Florida; a brother, Richard Walsh, and his wife, Sandra, of Winchester, Va.; and a nephew, Brian, also of Virginia. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Aug. 2 at St. Charles Borromeo Church-All Saints Parish, in Brunswick. Donations in Walsh’s memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 Memorial condolences may be ex-

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Stephen Wayne Haller, 69 BRUNSWICK — Stephen Wayne Haller, 69, died unexpectedly at his home July 26. Born in Evansville, Ind., on July 8, 1943, he was the son of Clarence E. and Mary Louise Martin Haller. Haller came to Maine at age 18 while serving in the U.S. Navy, and quickly fell in love with the local islands. Although he traveled extensively during his 23-year Navy career, the call of the sea always brought him back to Orr’s Island. He attended Sacred Heart and Mater Dei schools in Evansville, and later graduated Southeastern Illinois College with honors. Haller shared his home and life with his wife, Dianna Hillman Haller, and his beloved dog, Zoey, who were beside him at the time of his death. Haller was predeceased by his father, Clarence E. Haller, in 1967, and his son, Stephen Wayne Haller, Jr., in 1978. Haller is survived by his wife, Dianna; his mother, Mary Louise Haller of Evansville, Ind.; his daughter, Shawna Lynn Haller Gatto, and her husband, Stephen Hood, of Brunswick; stepdaughter Lisa Christensen and her husband, Rob Williams, of Bailey Island; stepdaughter Shannon Lamb and her husband, Jason Hillman, of Orr’s Island; stepdaughter Nikki Peters and her husband, Shamus, of Helena, Mont.; stepson Nick and his wife, Nicole Christensen, of Topsham; six grandchildren, Joshua Gatto of Harpswell, Jordan Davis of Brunswick, Talon Christensen of Illinois, Hailey Lamb of Orr’s Island, Kyrsten Peters of Montana, and Payton

Christensen of Topsham; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial took place Aug. 2 in the Orr’s Island Cemetery, and a reception followed at the Bailey Island Library Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011, to an animal rescue group or to a local food bank. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Brackett Funeral Home in Brunswick.

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7/25 at 4:38 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on High Street. 7/26 at 4:28 a.m. False alarm at post office. 7/26 at 2:30 p.m. Propane leak on North Street. 7/26 at 2:45 p.m. Smoke check on Heath Lane. 7/28 at 3:42 p.m. Porch fire on Hinkley Street. 7/29 at 1:20 a.m. Carbon monoxide check on Granite Street. 7/29 at 3:22 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Ridge Road. 7/29 at 6:26 and 11:48 p.m. False alarms on High Street.



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EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 33 calls from July 23 to July 29.


Say what? 7/25 at 4:42 p.m. Officers were called to Mr. Mike's on Pleasant Street to assist with two unruly customers. By the time police arrived the customers had moved on to an Irving gas station up the street. The pair, from Quebec, spoke only French and had a misunderstanding with employees at Mr. Mike's over how to pay for their gas.

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arrests 7/25 at 9:11 a.m. Zachary Hodgkins, 26, of Blue Heron Drive, was arrested on Old Bath Road by Officer Gretchen Paxton on a warrant and charges of operating while license is suspended or revoked and violating condition of release. 7/25 at 9:36 p.m. Sarah Jean Wilson, 29, of Pollard Avenue, was arrested on Pollard Avenue by Lieutenant Todd Ridlon on a warrant and charges of unlawful possession of a scheduled drugs and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 7/26 at 8:57 p.m. A 17-year-old female, of Bowdoin, was arrested on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Matthew Sawn on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 7/27 at 5:21 p.m. Francis Walls, 72, of Candy Lane, was arrested on Elm Street by Officer Daniel Sylvain on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs. 7/27 at 9:30 p.m. Carey Newman, 36, of Middle Street, Bath, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Officer Daniel Herbert on charges of violating conditions of release, operating while license is suspended or revoked and failing to obtain a driver's license. 7/28 at 5:37 a.m. Kayla White, 29, of Pleasant Street, was arrested on School Street by Officer Daniel Herbert on a charge of violating conditions of release. 7/28 at 4:41 p.m. A 17-year-old female, of Bath, was arrested on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Matthew Sawn on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 7/29 at 11:20 a.m. Cheryl Manyak, 48, of Long Point Road, Harpswell, was arrested on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Justin Dolci on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 7/29 at 12:10 p.m. Tod Thibeault, 55, of Turner Street, was arrested on Elm Street by Sergeant Russell Wrede on charges of criminal trespass and violating conditions of release.

Summonses 7/26 at 4:40 a.m. Christopher Tucker, 21, of Cushing Street, was summonsed on Pleasant Street by Lieutenant Lynne Doucette on a charge of unauthorized taking or transfer. 7/26 at 8:57 p.m. Alexis Raymond, 18, of Dingley Road, Bowdoinham, was summonsed on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Matthew Swan on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 7/28 at 12:47 p.m. Heather Fontaine, 26, of Jordan Avenue, was summonsed on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Jason McCarthy on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 7/28 at 3:10 p.m. Walter Moody, 37, of Longley Drive, Harpswell, was summonsed

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on Princes Point Road by Marine Resources Officer Paul Plummer on a charge of failure to display excise tax decal on watercraft. 7/29 at 1:15 a.m. Allen Moore, 19, of Weed Way, was summonsed on Weed Way by Officer Robert Lane on a charge of furnishing a place for minors to possess or consume liquor. 7/29 at 10:33 p.m. Taylor Peck-Moad, 19, of Country Lane, was summonsed on McKeen Street by Officer John Roma on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

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7/30 at 7:14 p.m. Gardeners at the Community Gardens on Industry Road called in reports of an unruly dog terrorizing the area and chasing cars. When police arrived the dog, which could not be contained by its owner, began chasing the cruiser and was nearly struck by another car. A passerby happened to have a dog biscuit and gave it to the owner so that she could restrain the rambunctious pup.

Fire 7/25 at 6:47 p.m. Vehicle crash on McKeen Street. 7/28 at 8:47 a.m. Medical emergency on Theodore Drive.

EMS Brunswick emergency medical services responded to 41 calls from July 25 to July 31.

topShaM arrests 7/25 at 10:30 p.m. Sarah J. Wilson, 29, last known address Pleasant Street, Richmond, was arrested in Brunswick by Sergeant Mark Gilliam on charges of two counts of robbery. 7/28 at 11:19 p.m. Anne Obery, 20, of Old Farm Road, was arrested on Loon Drive by Sergeant Frederick Dunn on a charge of operating under the influence.

Summonses No summonses were reported from July 23 to July 30.

Be careful passing notes 7/25 at 10:30 p.m. Police had been investigating an attempted robbery at Rite Aid and an accomplished robbery at Hannaford on July 18, in which a woman had allegedly passed a threatening note to pharmacy staff, mentioning a gun and demanding prescription pills. The investigation led police to Sarah J. Wilson, 29, whose last known address was Pleasant Street in Richmond. She reportedly had been apprehended by Brunswick Police on a non-related arrest warrant, and was charged by Topsham Police with two counts of robbery in connection with the previous week's incident.

Fire calls 7/24 at 5:40 p.m. Smoke alarm activation on Bridge Street. 7/25 at 4:02 p.m. Brush fire complaint on Serenity Lane. 7/26 at 11:45 a.m. Medical call on I-295. 7/26 at 6 p.m. Complaint of electrical odor on Burrows Drive. 7/27 at 8:54 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 7/29 at 7:18 p.m. Fire alarm on Goldfinch Drive.

EMS Topsham emergency medical services responded to 26 calls from July 23 to July 30.

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Patriots open camp, but these eyes still on the Sox By Bryan O’Connor It may be hard to believe, but Patriots training camp is now underway. Meanwhile, the schizophrenic Red Sox alternately inspire faith in a postseason push and make fans wonder whether they should bother to continue paying attention. Both teams are perennial contenders with multiple championships in their recent past, but both are fresh off heartbreaking endings to promising seasons. Yet the experience of being a Red Sox fan is quite unlike that of being a Patriots fan. For both clubs, the tone is set from the top. John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino bought the Red Sox in 2002 and immediately turned the team into a contender, committing more financial resources to the team than had ever been available and quickly installing a bright general manager in Theo Epstein and a world-class manager in Terry Francona. Epstein and Francona have moved on, taking some of the optimism surrounding the Red Sox with them, but the ownership group still inspires confidence. Robert Kraft bought the Patriots at an even lower point in their history, in 1994, and didn’t take long to carry them to relevance. When he hired Bill Belichick as head coach in 2000, he began a period of success unrivaled in Patriots history and reminiscent of the Celtics’ dominance in the 1960s. Belichick may seem surly and even heartless, but no fan questions his commitment to putting the best possible team on the field every year. For both teams, success throughout the 21st century has invited lofty expectations every year. The Red Sox qualified for the playoffs in nine of the first 15 seasons after the advent of the wild card in 1995. In fact, should the Sox fail to make the playoffs for the third straight season in 2012, they would tie an unwelcome record set in the three years immediately preceding Henry’s purchase of the team. The team’s payroll is regularly between the second- and fourth-highest in the game, and they always seem to be in on the bidding for coveted free agents like Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. Anything short of a playoff appearance is a failure at Fenway. Fans of the Patriots may expect even more than fans of the Red Sox. With six playoff bids in each conference and no other great team in their division, the barrier to entry is lower for the Pats and in Belichick’s tenure, only the winters of 2002-03 and 2008-09 passed without the Patriots in a playoff game. Furthermore, while baseball’s playoffs can be a crapshoot, football’s playoffs are designed to reward excellence, so not only do New England fans expect an appearance in the playoffs, but a win or two in January has come to feel like a birthright as well. As the Patriots’ title drought (currently seven seasons, the longest of any major sports team in New England) grows, fans get hungrier for a championship and every

playoff loss becomes more painful than the last one. Perhaps the biggest difference in the fan experience is that the Patriots lack an obvious rival, while the Red Sox are nearly a century into one of the most intense rivalries in sports. The Red Sox and Yankees play 18 times a year and sometimes add another seven games in the playoffs. For a decade and a half, the Yankees have spent more on player payroll than any other team, often nearly doubling the runner-up and dwarfing the lower-payroll teams by a factor of eight to 10. Not until Henry’s group insisted that the Red Sox couldn’t compete on the field without competing for the highpriced free agents was Boston’s payroll out of line with the rest of the league’s, but today, the Sox can afford to put a team full of stars on the field at all times. This only intensifies the rivalry that was born with Babe Ruth, fueled by Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, intensified by Bill Lee and Goose Gossage, and revitalized by Jason Varitek and Alex Rodriguez. The experience of watching the Red Sox cannot be explained without reference to the Yankees, whose name they spend the majority of every summer looking up at in the standings. In contrast, the Patriots very rarely look up at anyone in the standings. The Jets have been hated rivals during the Rex Ryan era, but the two have only met in three playoff games in their history, none of which was for a conference championship. The Dolphins have resembled a rival at times, but only in January of 1986 and 1998 did they play historically significant games. The Patriots’ most obvious rival in the 21st century has been the Colts, but since the divisions were realigned, the two play each other less than once a year. They split AFC Championship Games in ’04 and ’07, but the Colts have since faded from relevance, their cycle of success a harsh reality for most teams in a league with a hard salary cap. The Giants are becoming a rival after two Super Bowls I’m reluctant to mention for fear that my twice traumatized editor may delete this paragraph, but it’s hard to consider a team in another conference a rival. To be a fan of the Patriots is to root for the most shrewdly-run team in football, a team with a firmly established, all-time great quarterback and a supporting cast that seems to change every year in an effort to stay dominant and affordable. To be a fan of the Red Sox is to witness excellence year in and year out, but to appreciate that excellence only if it somehow trumps the excellence of a team with even more financial resources and an even richer history. While the rivalry brings healthy doses of insecurity and paranoia to the Red Sox experience, it also makes the payoff that much more ecstatic. Exorcising 86 years’ worth of demons by winning four straight against the Yankees and four more against the Cardinals in 2004 was

even sweeter than tuck-ruling and fieldgoaling past the Raiders and Rams in 2001. Legitimizing 2004 by finally winning the division and the World Series in 2007 and then returning to the playoffs in 2008 while the Yankees stayed home was

more cathartic than the Patriots steamrolling all competition in 2004 and 2005. There’s pride and comfort in rooting for the Patriots. Give me the paranoia and the payoff of Red Sox worship any day of the week. Even Sunday.

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Brunswick's Mitchell Black was one of two Mid-Coast area outdoor track standouts recently named to the Maine Track and Cross Country Coaches' Association 2012 All-State Team. Black, a senior, was named to the boys' first team. Morse senior Kerry Cummings was a girls' honorable mention.

Roundup New corporate race upcoming Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will hold the first annual Harvard Pilgrim 5K Portland Corporate Road Race Thurs-

day, Aug. 16 at 6:15 p.m., at Payson Park. Local companies are encouraged to field teams of employees. Individual runners and walkers are also welcome to participate in the 3.1-mile event. FMI,

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Appointments The board of directors of Maine’s First Ship recently elected new board members including Bridgit Healy. Healy is a resident of Freeport and a former member of the Mid Coast Hospital Board of Directors. Maine’s First Ship is a nonprofit organization with a goal of creating a reconstruction of the 17th century pinnace Virginia, which was the first ship built by the English in the new world. Bruce Jones, of Yarmouth has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association, a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Jones has worked in the commercial furniture industry for 20 years serving in various sales, training and management capacities. He has been a member of MEREDA since 2007 and serves on the conference planning committee.

Awards The International Fund for Animal Welfare has honored Portland-native John Platt with an Animal Action Award. Platt is the founder of Scientific American’s Extinction Countdown blog, the world’s first, and longest-running, news source devoted entirely to endangered species. He has raised awareness of animal welfare and conservation issues among thousands of national and international audiences, having published more than 1,300 articles about endangered species climate change, trophy hunting, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Hannaford Bros. Co. recently received the 2012 Hon. Edmund S. Muskie Access to Justice Award. The award is presented annually to recognize individuals in the community who demonstrate a strong commitment to the public good. As the president of Hannaford, Campbell has supported many initiatives that promote equality and well being. Maine Real Estate & Development Association recently recognized the Top 5 Most Notable Development Projects in Maine 2011. Honorees included: Opechee Construction Corporation for the Hampton Inn/Sebago Brewing in Portland and Waterfront Maine for Merrill’s Wharf/Pierce Atwood Building in Portland. Kathy Duca, manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cape Elizabeth, recently announced that Jennifer DeSena has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle award. This honor is awarded to the top 4 percent of approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system. DeSena was recognized at a special celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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Cumberland County Government recently held its 2012 Annual Recognition and Awards Celebration in the rotunda of the Cumberland County Courthouse. Awards for service to the County are as follows, 5 Year Awards: Ricardo Avila, Angela Berube, Adam Bonaparte, Arthur Brown, Meaghan Dame, John Desgrosseilliers, Deborah Gagnon, Barabara Gauditz, Donald Goulet, Philip Hawes, Nicholas Hobbs, Hope Lanza, Judith Lavoie, Rebecca Miller, Robert Morissette, Shawn Morrissette, Michael Poirier, Ovide Richard, Richard St. Onge and James Wakefield; 10 Year Awards: James Adams, Scott Anderson, Christian Baither, Christopher Bisson, Normand Bourret, Ronald DuBois, Gordon Dunton, Christopher Foster, Aaron Gilpatric, Robin Hooper, Anthony Hovey, Justin Howes, Terest Kapocius, Faye Luppi, Marc Marion, Stephen Mazziotti, Raymond Mcintire, Thomas Monaghan, Catherine Stock, Mary Wall, Jason Wilmot, Alfred Winslow and Gary Woodsome; 15 Year Awards: Howard Brown, Steven Butts, Donald Durrah, John Fournier, Bruce Harris, John Joy, Richard Kimball, David Laughlin, William Lawson, Kimberley O’Neil and Bryan Poplaski; 20 Year Awards: Linda Basso, Jane Bellino, Kerry Joyce and Donald Young; 25 Year Awards: Catherine Fornisano and Barbara Gorham; 30 Year Awards: Margaret Barry, Thomas Beyea, William Holmes and Julie Kilbride; Retiree Awards: Burton Babbidge, Theodor Mommers, Paul Coleman, Mary Ann Graffam and Benjamin Smith.

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Fishman Property Management announced recently that they were awarded the property management of one of Portland’s premier office buildings. Located in Monument Square, the historic, architecturally significant 10-story property at 465 Congress St. houses many tenants, including People’s United Bank, and offers office suites with spectacular views of both Mount Washington and water views of Portland Harbor and Back Cove. Fishman Property Management is a Portland-owned and operated property management company, specializing in commercial and residential property throughout Maine.


Deacon David Affleck was recently ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Richard Malone at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland. Affleck, 62, attended the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif., where he received his Masters of Divinity in 1995. Affleck became an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church in 1995 and served Woodland, Folsom and Sacramento, Calif., churches as well as St. John’s Episcopal Church in Saugus, Mass.


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Designation Fogg Lighting was recently selected as a finalist in a competition to select the 2012 Lighting Showroom of the Year, sponsored by Residential Lighting magazine and the Dallas Market Center. Fogg Lighting is located on Marginal Way in Portland, and has been owned and operated by Sanford and Deborah Fogg since 1994.

Chapter American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick, The MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program, and the People Plus Teen Center at 35 Union St., Brunswick.

New Hires Avesta Housing recently announced the hire of David Stolt to manage the agency’s Home Ownership Center headquartered in Portland. The center will provide consumers and families in Cumberland County the opportunity to access all of the services, technical assistance and resources needed to achieve sustainable homeownership. Former Gov. John E. Baldacci recently joined Pierce Atwood as senior advisor in economic development and government relations. Baldacci will be based primarily in the firm’s Portland office, but will work in the firm’s other New England and Washington, D.C., office.

Good Deeds Brunswick Lodge 2043 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks and the Elks National Foundation recently awarded cash grants to four local agencies that serve the needs of people in area communities. The four agencies each receiving a $500 grant are: the MidCoast

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Chamber music festivals and ‘Damn Yankees’ By Scott Andrews Summer’s end may be approaching, but there’s plenty more to go before the quiet period that begins on Labor Day weekend. Most of Maine’s major summer music festivals take place outside Portland. But that changes next week when the Portland Chamber Music Festival, which debuted in 1994, returns for its 19th season. Artistic director and co-founder Jenny Elowitch has invited nearly two dozen of her fellow professional musicians to perform four principal concerts, which begin Aug. 9 on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Baseball and summer are sort of synonymous. So are baseball and beaches. So why not combine the two with a baseball story at “Broadway on the Beach” – a phrase that Ogunquit Playhouse likes to use. “Damn Yankees,” in a special Boston Red Sox version, runs at the playhouse through Aug. 18. And – going, going, gone – it’s a homer.

Portland Chamber Music Festival Back in 1994, Jenny Elowitch, a classical violinist who played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and many other Hub ensembles, decided to launch a summer music festival in her hometown of Portland. Although Maine already had quite a slew of classical festivals and concert series, most took place in cities and town outside the Port City. Elowitch reasoned that because Portland is Maine’s cultural center, her new enterprise could find an artistic niche and a market. Elowitch was right. Her venture worked. Now returning for its 19th edition, the Portland Chamber Music Festival features four main-stage evening concerts, Aug. 9, 11, 16 and 18, plus a free midday family presentation on Aug. 12. Many aspects of the festival have remained constant over the years. Elowitch herself always performs, but in keeping

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with the collaborative and democratic spirit of chamber music, she’s not spotlighted in any way and the programming isn’t centered on herself. (It’s also worth noting that she now lives in Portland, while frequently commuting to Boston to play with the BSO and other groups.) Elowitch’s original concept of a core of about two dozen professional musicians performing a variety of small-ensemble works from all periods and schools of music remains a bedrock principle of the festival. This year’s “first” (Elowitch usually has at least one) is an appearance by a classical guitarist. David Leisner, who is on the guitar faculty of the New England Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, will appear in the first two concerts. On Aug. 9 he’ll be featured in Luigi Boccherini’s Quintet for Guitar and Strings, a less-often-heard masterpiece of the Italian Classical period. On Aug. 11 Leisner will be featured,

along with soprano Tony Arnold, in an intriguing piece by contemporary composer Dominick Argento. Titled “Letters from Composers,” Argento’s idea is to take personal letters written by well known historical composers and set the texts to music. Other works on the first two concerts? The Aug. 9 opener concludes with one of chamber music’s best-loved pieces, Antonin Dvorak’s String Quintet in E Flat, commonly known as “The American.” The big item on the Aug. 11 concert will be Franz Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, another beloved masterpiece of the genre. All evening concerts are slated for 8 p.m. at the Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St. on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Call 320-0257 or visit

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‘Damn Yankees’

It’s August and the Boston Red Sox are slumping along at the bottom of the American League East. So what’s new? If you were following the Bosox in the 1950s, you’d certainly scream “deja vu” from the top row of the Fenway Park bleachers. Now you can root for the Red Sox from the cushioned seats of Ogunquit Playhouse, where “Damn Yankees” is running through Aug. 18. The Boston Red Sox are the subject of one of the best Broadway musicals from the mid-1950s. “Damn Yankees” – which originally focused on the cellar-dwelling Washington Senators – has been partially re-written into a special Bosox version that’s currently circling the bases in Ogunquit. “Damn Yankees” is a grand slam; don’t miss it. Here’s a quick recap of the story line. In the mid-1950s, a long-suffering middleaged Red Sox fan is offered a Faustian deal by the Devil himself. In return for his soul, the paunchy, balding fan is transformed into the greatest player in baseball, a strapping young slugger who leads his team to the American League pennant. The script for the original show was written by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, based on the latter’s best-selling novel. The score was written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The book adaptations for the Red Sox adaptation – an Ogunquit exclusive – was written by contemporary playwright Joe DiPietro. I loved the new version. Ogunquit’s production truly captures the magic of “Damn Yankees,” with D.C. Anderson and Sam Prince taking the role of the fan and the slugger respectively. Television star and style maven Carson Kressley does a nice turn as Mr. Applegate, the surrogate Devil in the show. I love the double-play comedienne combination of Erin Denman, as the Devil’s sexy, curvaceous designated home-wrecker, and Jennifer Cody, as a mixed-up sportswriter. Ogunquit Playhouse, a mile south of the village on U.S. Route 1, presents its exclusive Red Sox version of “Damn Yankees” through Aug. 18. Call 646-5511 or visit

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Community 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.

Mid Coast Benefits Silent Auction to benefit the Coastal Humane Society, beginning Aug. 1, list of items at At Last... Salon & Day Spa, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, and online: atlast2010.

Bulletin Board Winter Street Center Open House, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, during July and August, 443-2174. Feline Frenzy Weekend, free over three, August 11-12 at the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 449-1367.

Saturday 8/4 Peace Fair, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., the Mall in Downtown Brunswick, Peace Works, 371-2077.

Tuesday 8/7 Veterans Advocate Services, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Road, Damariscotta, 5631363. Basket Weaving Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Road, Damariscotta, 563-1363. Downsizing and decluttering advice, 10:30 a.m., Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 7298033.

Call for Volunteers Pet food needed for Meals on Wheels, Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, 7290475 x 107.

Health & Support Grieving Parents Peer Support Group, every first and third Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, 721-1357. Support Group for Women Survivors of Sexual Violence, 5 week program, begins end of July, Brunswick, 725-2181.

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

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disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or datwood@ Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Kids and Family Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/ Brunswick is accepting applications for girls ages 6-14 that live in single parent homes to participate in The Big and Little program, a

mentoring program that matches a child with an adult community mentor (Big Sister) in a one-on-one friendship. There are Big Sisters currently waiting to be matched with Littles. Please Contact Aurora Joseph, Match Support Specialist, 729-7736 or community@ to enroll your daughter. Brunswick Teen Center at People Plus, an after school and summer drop in program for area youth in grades 6-12, free membership, safe and fun environment with pool, ping pong, snacks, video games, movies, crafts and more, Mon-Thurs. 2:30-5:30 p.m., call for vacation and summer hours, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 721-0754. Morning Storytelling, monthly, songs, stories from around the world with Janice O’Rourke, for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, information, 725-5222 or

Greater Portland Benefits Saturday 8/11 Family Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Wallboard Supply Co., 238-242 Riverside St., Portland, lobster bake $15, BBQ $5, advanced ticket purchase required for lobster bake, RSVP: 854-3749.

Bulletin Board A Time of Peace, every third Tuesday of the month, 12-1 p.m., State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, 774-6396.

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Midcoast teers to serve on board of directors, 781-6099. Help Someone Write Their Business Success Story, become a SCORE volunteer, 772-1147. International Cultural Exchange Services seeking families to host a foreign exchange student, 83833868.

Greater Portland Genealogical Chapter, annual meeting, 12:30 p.m., Church of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 839-2593.

Maine Audubon’s Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center needs volunteers. Canoe tours, sales, canoe rentals and odd jobs. Call: 8835700.

Tuesday 8/7

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is looking for people to host and train puppies to become guide dogs,

East Bayside’s Parade and Block Party, 6 p.m. parade beginning at 10 Mayo St., followed by party at Peppermint Park on Cumberland Ave.,

Thursday 8/9 Hart’s Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116. Summer at the Band Stand, concert and potluck, 6 p.m., Village Green, Route 115, North Yarmouth, 829-705.

Friday 8/10 Hart’s Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116.

Saturday 8/11 Hart’s Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116.

Call for Volunteers Hospice volunteer training, free 21-hour program, in July, Sept., and Oct., Beacon Hospice Center, 54 Atlantic Place, 772-0929. Big Brother Big Sister seeking runners for Beach to Beacon, contact:773-5437. Beach to Beacon needs volunteers for race day. For more information or to register as a volunteer visit The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network needs volunteer weather observers, visit for more information. CASA child advocacy volunteers needed, email: CASA@sourts. or call 287-5403. Committee Members needed for the annual Shop Falmouth event. If interested or for more information call Anne Theriault at 838-3244 or visit FalmouthMaineblogspot. com. Cumberland County Extension Association is looking for volun-

National Multiple Sclerosis Society is in need of volunteers to work Harborfest, 781-7960.


Sunday 8/5

Dana Benner, Native American scholar, 2 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723.

Tuesday 8/7

Starting your own business, SCORE workshop, 6-9 p.m., 100 Middle St., Portland, register online:, $35.

Thursday 8/9

Basic computer training workshop, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, registration required: 871-1700 x 708.

Health & Support Thursday 8/9

RSVP needs volunteers 55 and older to work in a Scarborough assisted living home. For more information call 396-6521.

Wellness Walk, True North, 5:30 p.m., Rte 88, Falmouth, 781-4488.

Dining Out

Cards & Coffee, 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

Saturday 8/4 Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal, 8653517, free for children under 2, $3 children under 12, $6 adults. Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., The Triangle Club of Casco Lodge #36, 20 Mill Street, Yarmouth, children under five free, $5 children 5-12, $8 adults, 846-4724.

Saturday 8/11 Lobster Roll Meal, 4:30-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland, 767-2688, $10.

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AARP Driver Safety Class, register by August 11; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for drivers age 50 and older, AARP State office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, date of class is Aug. 17, 655-4943.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 800-427-7411, ext. 521.

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Friday 8/2

Monday 8/6

Hot water bath canning & freezing: low sugar blueberry jam, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., UMaine Cooperative Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, register: 7816099 ext. 410.

Circus Smirkus, 1 p.m., and 6 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, bigtop@, children under two free, $17 ages 2-12, $20 ages 13+, $17 seniors 65+.

Thursday 8/9

Tuesday 8/7

Hot water bath canning and freezing: tomato salsa, 5:30-8:30 p.m., UMaine Cooperative Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth, $10, 781-6099.

Circus Smirkus, 1 p.m., and 6 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, bigtop@, children under two free, $17 ages 2-12, $20 ages 13+, $17 seniors 65+.

Getting Smarter One-on-One Computer and Facebook Training, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, registration required: 871-1700 x 708.

Wednesday 8/8

Summer Olympics for Kids, 3 p.m., Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 8281234 free with admission.

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Saturday 8/4 An Evening of 40’s Radio, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Route 123, Harpswell, reservations: 725-2438.

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Centennial Hall Annual Show, 20% commission on sales, originals only, call: 833-6260 or 442-7005.

”A River Lost and Found:” The Androscoggin in Time and Place, July 13 through Sept. 16, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 3900 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3964.

Friday 8/3 ”Moonbird:” a year on the wind with the great survivor B95, Phil Hoose, publishing party, Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5083.

Promenade: A Walk in Style Through Pejepscot’s Past, 10 a.m.4 p.m., through October, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, Tue.-Sat., 729-6606.

Friday 8/10

Studio Selection2, Spindleworks, through Aug. 5, Topsham Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 7258820.





Hooked Rug, talk and reception, 2-5 p.m., through Sep. 29, Maine Fiber Arts, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678.

Museums Subdue, Seize, and Take: Maritime Maine in the unwelcome interruption of the War of 1812, through Oct. 12, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316.

Theater/Dance Friday 8/3 An Evening of 40’s Radio, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Route 123, Harpswell, reservations: 725-2438.

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Amanda Edwards, stained glass exhibit, through August, Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 807-9287.

”The Sea Within Us:” Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design, 5-8 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 8711700.

Francis Cape: Utopian Benches, runs through August 5, MECA, 552 Congress St., Portland, 800699-1509.

Friday 8/3 “Battling Bipolar Disorder, a Memoir,” Christina Solak-Goodwin, discussion, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.

Wednesday 8/8 “How Crimes Happen,” Dawn Potter, poetry discussion, 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.

Friday 8/10 “Vida Nocturna,” Mark D. Diehl, discussion, 12 p.m., Portland Public

Snapshot Retrospective, reception, 5-8 p.m., Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.

Friday 8/3 Banquer and Zelinski, Arboretum by Jane Banquer, and Ink & Pixel by Ed Zelinski, 5-8 p.m., Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499.

Urban Scene, reception, 5-8 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Spectrum 2012: From the Ocean to Cornfields to Flowers, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, reception, 5-8 p.m., through Aug. 31, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097.

Beth Newman and Lee Foster, exhibit, Mercy Primary Care, 385 Route One, Yarmouth, 879-3487. Life Drawings, Randall Harris, opening reception, 5-8 p.m., runs through Sept. 29, Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, 846-0817.

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Wired!: How Electricity Came to Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., runs through Aug. 5, 2013, (Mon.-Sat.), 12-5 p.m. (Sun.), Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, $2-$7.

Saturday 8/4 Maine Schooner Wendameen, sail around Casco Bay, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, to register: 774-1822, fee: $45, members: $40.


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800 acres from page 1 example of that. It’s right in the middle of Brunswick.” Originally, through the Brunswick Naval Air Station Reuse Master Plan, about 1,500 acres were supposed to be dedicated to the town. But the total had declined for several reasons, Town Councilor Benet Pols said. “Other federal agencies decided – they have priority – that they had needs that weren’t initially foreseen. There’s a marine reserve center that hadn’t been a part of the plan; the FAA has, effectively, because of buffer zones, limited the availability of land; and another category is environmental remediation,” Pols said. The 800 acres will first be conveyed to the National Park Service and then, once the plan for their management is completed, to the town. “The parcels of property the town will be receiving are conveyed by the Depart-

Tax rate from page 3 make the decision,” she said. “The more people we bring into the building, the more opportunity you’re going to have to rent the space.” Hawkes said that, because of the small space, she was worried about the conflict group meetings create with library patrons. “You may be a private group, but it is a public space and everybody has the right to use it,” she said. Selectmen Jim Henderson said he is OK with other groups or library-sponsored programs using the building during library hours, as long as it does not disrupt other patrons. Ultimately, selectmen unanimously ap- ment of the Navy to the National Park Service, and that conveyance is a federalto-federal agency transfer,” said Denise Clavette, liaison from the town to the MidCoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. “Once it’s conveyed to the National Park Service, the National Park Service can convey it to the town of Brunswick.” Clavette said that the town already owns a 66-acre plot of land on Brunswick Landing, but the rest of the land will trickle in as time goes on. “The other parcels, once they have been conveyed to the National Park Service, will come into the town. Maybe three or four parcels as a time,” she said. Pols said some of the parcels on the map are designated for active recreation while some are designated for passive recreation, but the possibilities for conservation development are broad. “There are some acres out there that may end up being available for ball fields and more traditional parks and recreation activities, rather than conservation,” he said. “Some of it is clearly conservation proved amending Sections 9 and 10 of the lease. Section 9 of the new lease says that that the library cannot sublet its interest in the lease to outside parties and that the library may not be used for meetings and activities of other organizations or groups, formal or informal, other than activities or groups connected to the library. Section 10 says that the tenant has permission to hold meetings of its Board of Directors or volunteers and to conduct sponsored programs at times other than when the library is scheduled to be open.

West Harpswell School Multer also proposed that the town approach commercial real estate brokers about selling the West Harpswell School, or talking with the Greater Brunswick Housing Authority about turning it into senior housing. “I would like to ask staff to contact

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land, hiking trails or shared-use trails accessible by bicycles. He also said that the plan for management of the property needs to be in place before the town receives the land, to prevent using it for purposes not related to conservation. “It’s a condition of the public benefit conveyance that we have a clear plan that complies with both the reuse plan and their regulations on giveaways,” Pols said. “We can’t just take it, hold it and then at some point in the future say we’re going to put a fire station on the land that we got from the Navy 20 years ago. ... We do need to be careful that all of our plans for it comply with the spirit and letter of the public benefit conveyance.” The plan for the land will unfold in several different phases. “We can’t do all of the work at once, and it’s going to require money and time and labor, so what we’re hoping is to find them and see if we can have them come out and look at the building from the point of view of selling it,” she said. “And then I would like to reconnect with the Greater Brunswick Housing Authority since they expressed a definite and ongoing interest in possible use of the building for senior housing. I would like to limit it to senior housing.” Hawkes said that she didn’t feel the prospects for the building should be limited and that the town should ask for a wider spectrum of ideas for development or sale of the property. Henderson agreed, saying that, before the annual Town Meeting next March, there should only be a couple of choices for what will happen to the building. “We should pare it down so that when it gets to Town Meeting time we’ll only have two options or something that we think is

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a few things that can be done fairly easily and quickly so that the public has access to at least parts of the property soon after it becomes owned by the town,” Isbill said. She said initial projects will include opening some of the gates to the property, taking down fences and clearing up old road beds for trails, as well as putting up signs and maps. The project is a collaborative effort representing 17 entities, including the Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Brunswick Parks and Recreation, property abutters and the Town Council. Money for the project will come from a combination of sources including grants, civic-minded groups and the Recreation Department’s budget, Pols said, but precise numbers have yet to be worked out. If all goes according to plan, trail clean-up could begin on the properties in early fall. More extensive work will begin next year. Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@theforecaster. net or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter: @croninamber.

best,” he said. “We should try to see if we can find someone who can assess its value in community use, knowing all of the problems that we have with it and suggest potential uses or realistic options.” Frisoli asked that the town look deeper into the idea of turning the building into a community center. “The town voted for that building to be used for town activities,” she said. “I implore the selectmen to allow people to use that building. ... I think bringing people into the building that way will either show that it has some viability, some use, or it doesn’t and let’s get rid of it. I think you need to listen to what the voters want to do.” Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@theforecaster. net or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter @croninamber.

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Soldier from page 2 thoughts and prayers are with his family, and I hope that it is a comfort to those who loved David that so many people will always remember his dedication and service to his country.” Snowe said she was also saddened by Haas’ death. “I extend my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Capt. Da-

tion of one major building that would be the learning commons and health science center, a library and book store,” Whitten said. “That building right now is on hold because of the funding with the bond.” In the meantime, the college has com-

vid Haas, whose life was tragically cut short while serving our nation in South Korea,” she said in a prepared statement. “He defended our country with limitless courage, and we owe him, and his family, a debt of immeasurable gratitude that we can never repay, and must never forget.” Haas is survived by his parents. A private memorial service is scheduled in Brunswick next week. Amber Cronin can be reached at or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter @croninamber.

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“Maybe if the support continues for a roundabout, maybe we could look for money to do a roundabout and then do traffic lanes later on or vice versa,” she said. The plans viewed at the public forum will be on display on the Master Plan Implementation Committee’s website early next week so that people have the chance to look over them before the next public forum, which is yet to be scheduled.

from page 1 they can park more easily at big-box stores. The committee plans to hold several more public forums at different times and on different days of the week to engage more residents. Knight said the hope is to come up with a final plan by late fall or early winter and to move that plan forward in stages.


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He pointed out that even though the building has been regularly maintained, a significant roof improvement project is expected to be required by 2015, and would cost about $196,000. Added accessibility should be provided to lawfully offer space for lease, he mentioned, and environmental asbestos remediation would need to continue in the basement if the building is occupied.

school was being largely rebuilt. And with that school soon to reopen, and the central office having moved earlier this year to the Wing Farm Business Park, the Huse School is about to become unoccupied. The building, in Bath’s Commercial 2 zone, has remained in the city’s possession, and the council discussed options for its fate Wednesday evening.

Initial “mothballing” of the building could cost $15,000, if it were neither reused nor demolished, Deci said.

Planning Director Andrew Deci noted in a July 19 memo that the facility’s size and layout are ideal for use by one or more nonresidential tenants, and that it could also be made into a multi-

If the building is leased, there would be initial costs, continuing maintenance costs and tenant solicitation and manage-

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ment, and the risk of vacancy and loss of revenue, he said. If the city sells the building, benefits could include the revenue and no continuing maintenance expenses, and the return of the property to the city’s tax rolls. On the other hand, the city would lose control of the building, and the former school could deteriorate. Deci also noted a weak commercial real estate market and risk of vacancy. Advantages to demolishing the building include continued control of the land, no continuing maintenance costs and flexibility of future redevelopment by the

city. But initial demolition costs could be about $150,000, and the city would lose a historic building, Deci said.

Councilor Kyle Rogers, who chairs the Economic Development Committee, advocated using the building as a charter school. Councilor Mari Eosco said she wants to take demolition option off the table.

“Let’s fill it; whatever we need to do,” she said. “Let’s have proposals come in, let’s find a good fit. But let’s just not sit on this.” The EDC will eventually report back to the council. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ Follow him on Twitter: @learics.




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BAILEY ISLAND WATERFRONT ~ Spectacular open ocean, crashing surf site in quiet neighborhood. Renovated shingle style, 3 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, fireplace, covered porch, huge master bedroom suite with private covered deck, attached 2 car garage. $1,570,000

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