www.theforecaster.net August 10, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 32
News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell
Environmental cleanup begun at Brunswick Naval Air Station
Peace was in the air in Brunswick
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Peace flags flutter and Sharon Pyne, above, plays the flute at Brunswick’s 8th Annual Peace Fair on the Town Mall Saturday. Left: a musician follows the lead of Pete Seeger, who once stuck a sticker on his banjo saying, “This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It to Surrender.”
By Amber Cronin BRUNSWICK — After nearly 70 years as a military base, there are several significant environmental concerns being cleaned up at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station (now known as Brunswick Landing). “It’s been a military institution for almost 70 years and part of that type of operation is there’s always some sort of environmental contaminants (involved),” said Steve Levesque, Mid-Coast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA). “It’s common in all military institutions and big industrial sites. Disposal methods in the 1940s, 50s and 60s were a lot different than after that.” According to Paul Burgio, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) environmental coordinator, the U.S. Navy is actively addressing all of the environmental problems on the base in order to convey the land to MRRA. In order for the land to be transferred by the Navy to MRRA for redevelopment, all environmental contaminants, including things like pesticides, fuel solvents and old land fill sites, must be removed from the property and the land parcels must be signed off on by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency. “The Navy continues to work very closely with the Environmental Protection Agency Region I and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on accelerating the cleanup of all environmental sites, in order to make property available for reuse and development,” said Burgio. The major, but not only, environmental concern at the base is the contamination of groundwater by Eastern Plume, a contaminant that See page 20
Topsham seeks input for year-long 250th celebration By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Although its 250th anniversary isn’t until 2014, the town is already gathering input and making plans for what is planned to be a yearlong series of events. Steve Edmondson and Mike Labee, co-chairs of the steering committee organizing the celebration, have been getting the Index Arts Calendar ................16 Classifieds .....................22 Community Calendar.....19 Meetings ........................19
word out. They hope Topsham residents, organizations, clubs and other groups wanting to sponsor or host events can start planning under the umbrella of that committee. Letters from the committee have also gone out to solicit input. One event planned so far is a celebration at the Topsham Fairgrounds, to run July 18-20,
2014. Topsham marked its 200th anniversary as an incorporated town in July 1964 with a similar three-day event, but “we really want to expand that and have a series of events all year long, honoring Topsham’s history,” Edmondson said. Another event is a bonfire at the Fairgrounds Dec. 31, 2013, to kick off the next year’s fes-
tivities. Tours through cemeteries and historic homes are other possible activities throughout the year. Those events are intended to highlight what the town offers in terms of activities and amenities such as the Androscoggin River and Head of Tide Park, celebratSee page 26
INSIDE Obituaries ......................10 Opinion ............................6 Out & About ...................17 People & Business ........12
Police Beat ......................8 Real Estate ....................27 School Notebook ...........13 Sports ............................14
MPA fine-tunes four class football proposal Page 14
Pejepscot Historical Society offers two new walking tours Page 3
RSU 1 opens year with revamped Woolwich school Page 4
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Ambassadors sign on to Jetport program By David Harry PORTLAND — As she settles into her new role, Portland resident Helen Barnes finds she can be stumped. “I wasn’t sure how to get to Cushing Island,” she admitted as she talked about her first days as an Airport Ambassador at the Portland Jetport. Barnes, 81, is the first to volunteer for the program designed to help arriving and departing passengers navigate the newly expanded airport. Deputy Airport Director Scott Carr said about 20 people have applied for the volunteer positions since the call went out last month. Ambassadors are asked to work at least one four-hour shift per week and must be cleared by the Transportation Security Administration in order to work beyond security checkpoints. The process includes getting fingerprinted, which stunned Barnes at first, she said. “We want to enhance the passenger
Correction BRUNSWICK - Army Captain David Haas, who was killed June 27 when he was struck by a bus crossing the street in Seoul, South Korea was 29 years old, not 30 as was originally reported in a story published August 1.
experience at the Jetport, so someone is always there to any extent possible to assist arriving and departing passengers. It’s the little things we can help with that can make a good experience an excellent one,” Carr said. Volunteers are trained about airport history, the layout of the facility, customer service techniques to assist travelers and how to be observant for possible security problems. The information desk also has bus schedules, maps, menus and other tourist information. Barnes spent her first shifts at the information desk adjacent to the baggage claim area on the first floor, and is eager to get out from behind the desk to help travelers throughout the airport. A retired psychologist, Barnes also volunteers with hospice patients. She has been challenged by health difficulties of her own and relies on a motorized chair to get around. “As long as I have my automobile here, I can do anything,” she joked about her chair. She has also proved an effective program recruiter. As Barnes began her shift last Wednesday, her neighbor, Kristina MacCormick, walked into the administration office to fill out an application. Perks include free parking (including when traveling), express security lane access when traveling, an ambassador vest or polo shirt and discounts at Jetport shops
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Portland neighbors Helen Barnes, left, and Kristina MacCormick, are volunteering to help travelers at the Portland International Jetport as a part of a new ambassador program. About 20 people have signed up for the fledgling program.
and restaurants. Barnes said she gets more than that because she enjoys working with people. “People come in ask all kinds of questions,” she said. “I’m retired, I don’t like sitting home and doing nothing.” The Jetport information desk is open from 9 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to midnight on weekends. Barnes said she would consider volunteering for later shifts as she understands the Jetport gets busy late at night. MacCormick, a former librarian at the University of New England, gave the same reasons for her desire to volunteer. “I had been thinking about doing this
kind of volunteering,” she said. “I enjoy meeting people.” Within an hour last Wednesday morning, visitors to the information desk sought pages for arriving passengers and directions to rental car desks now located outside the terminal. One woman sought a cardboard box to cover the Styrofoam container she was using to ship lobsters. Airport Assistant Security Coordinator Linda Nieves said she expects to play a lead role in training ambassadors, and knows their work will benefit her as well. “When somebody is confused in the middle of the terminal, we can point them
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Pejepscot Historical Society offers two new walking tours By Amber Cronin BRUNSWICK — Two walking tours will give residents a new perspective on some of the town's most well known sites this Sunday. The Pejepscot Historical Society has been hosting informal walking tours around town and through their museums since the early 1960s, but a year ago they began holding them almost every weekend. Both the Women's History Walking Tour and the Federal Street Walking Tour held this weekend will explore areas of Brunswick residents and tourists might not know much about. “The two (tours) coming up go out into the community and they are all out-
doors,” said Rebecca Roche, site manager for the Pejepscot Historical Society. “The Women's History Tour goes up Federal Street and onto the college campus and a little bit on Maine Street while the Federal Street Walking Tour is primarily Federal Street.” The Women's History tour is based on a booklet that was published in the 1990s depicting the history of prominent women in Brunswick. The two loops of the tour cover sites such as the Hawthorne School, Harriet Beecher Stowe's home on Federal Street, First Parish Church, Pine Grove Cemetery and more. “They all have ties to women who were very prominent in town,” said Roche.
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ORR’S ISLAND — The Orr’s & Bailey Islands Fire Department’s biggest fundraiser will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The 19th Annual Auction and Yard Sale will be held at the fire station at 1600 Harpswell Islands Road in Harpswell. The yard sale will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. A live auction will take place at 10 a.m. On Sunday, preview and reg-
istration begins at 9 a.m. Donated goods up for silent auction will be open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday. Goods ranging from antiques, wooden furniture, household goods, holiday decorations, toys and more will be up for grabs throughout the weekend. Early arrival ensures the best selection. All proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Orr’s & Bailey Islands Fire Department, which provides rescue services on the islands.
The first loop features some of Brunswick's more famous daughters such as Stowe and the wives of the explorers Donald Baxter MacMillan and Robert Peary while the second features women who have left a lasting impression on the community including Phebe Lord Upham, who inspired Stowe to pen “Uncle Tom's Cabin.” The Federal Street Walking Tour focuses on a similar area, but hones in on the architectural work of Felix A. Burton who designed many of the buildings along the street including the Hawthorne School. Both tours begin at the Pejepscot
Historical Society, 159 Park Row in Brunswick at 1 p.m. Admission is $2 in advance and $4 the day of the tour, and the tours are free to members of the historical society. For more information or to schedule a tour call 729-6606. Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@theforecaster. net or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter @croninamber.
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RSU 1 opens year with revamped Woolwich school By Alex Lear BATH — Regional School Unit 1 is starting the 2012-13 year with a largely brand new Woolwich Central School, and the district is also on the hunt for a new assistant superintendent. “We’re excited about the school; that will be a big thing,” Superintendent Patrick Manuel said Wednesday, noting that an official opening of the building could be late this month or early September. The new Nequasset Road facility is approximately 66,000 square feet, about twice the size of the former building. The original kindergarten through eighthgrade school was built more than 60 years ago. Later additions that housed classroom space have been preserved to contain administrative offices, while the existing gym has been expanded for incorporation into the new building. Duing construction the Woolwich students were housed at the Huse School in Bath. The new assistant superintendent will replace Wayne Dorr, who served a year in that position, Manuel said. Dorr’s position was full-time, but his replacement
will serve in an 80 percent of full-time capacity due to budget cuts. “We interviewed last week and we’re hopeful to have someone new on board soon,” he said, adding that he would like to have a new assistant superintendent by the first of September at the latest. Meanwhile, RSU 1’s five communities have been reviewing the effectiveness of the district’s cost-sharing formula, and seeing what other options might exist. The review was triggered by concerns over the RSU 1 Board of Directors’ unanimous vote April 23 to change the cost-sharing formula for the fiscal 2013 budget, so that a law that created the school district would apply to its entire local tax calculation. The group could ultimately make a recommendation to the School Board about whether to keep the current formula or implement a new one. A recommended change could go to referendum in November. RSU 1’s pre-kindergarten program – Children Having Opportunities In Colcontinued page 26
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local growers to sell vegetables, fruits, pumpkins and flowers, as well as Christmas trees. A gas and diesel station will also sit on the property. While diesel is available in Topsham, none is located on that size of town, according to Kerri Prescott, Priority’s director of communications and marketing. Rusty’s will mark the sixth gas station/ convenience store that Priority has built. There will be entrances to the property from Middlesex and Tedford roads. The new market’s larger size will offer a greater variety of items to customers, and “it’s just going to be an updated version of what was here before,” Prescott said. “We still want that neighborhood feel.” A grand opening celebration could be held in October. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
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Unsung Hero: Linda Baker, museum docent extraordinaire By David Treadwell PORTLAND — When you talk to Falmouth’s Linda Baker, two facts soon emerge: She knows her art, and she loves her job as a superstar volunteer docent at the Portland Museum of Art. “Art tells us about history,” Baker said recently. “About what was important at the time it was created.” Baker’s life path, as is the case with most people, didn’t follow a straight course. She grew up in New Jersey, where she attended nursing school. From there she moved to Boston, where she worked in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. After her youngest child was grown up, she returned to school, earning a B.A. in history at Emmanuel College. While there, Linda got her first real taste of art appreciation. “Sister Ellen, the art history teacher, was wonderful,” Baker said. “I did well on papers that addressed various pieces of art, and that experience stuck in my mind.” Later, after earning her business degree at Simmons, Baker spent many years conducting research on new drugs for a major pharmaceutical firm. She also demonstrated her strong leadership skills as president of the League of Women Voters chapter in Reading, Mass. In 1998, Baker moved to Maine with her husband, who had a position with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine. She worked out of her house, conducting drug research and overseeing clinical trials.
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Linda Baker of Falmouth with “The Coopers,” mixed media by Charles DuBack, in the Contemporary Art wing of the Portland Museum of Art. Baker is a volunteer docent at the museum.
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After retiring in 2000, Baker sought ways she could combine her interest in art and her communications skills to make a meaningful difference. She inquired about volunteer opportunities at the Portland Museum of Art, and soon thereafter enrolled in a docent-training
course. In 2002, she was officially certified as a docent. Baker’s docent duties have run the gamut: giving general tours to visitors of all ages; leading tours for school groups; going out into the schools to give students early lessons in art appreciation; and serving as president of the Docent Council, which meets monthly. Baker especially shines before an audience of young people. During busy school seasons, she might give three or four tours a week.
“I’ve found my niche with children,” she said. “Young people see things in a work of art that docents might miss. And the younger they are, the more open they are to learning and the more you can learn from them. With children, anything can happen, and it usually does. “I love to see that little spark in their eyes,” she said, “that moment when they really get it about some painting or piece of sculpture. For Baker, as for all of the museum’s docents, the tours and presentations do not follow a one-size-fits-all pattern. “With children in school groups especially, I first take the measure of the group,” Baker said. “I assess where they’re from, whether they’ve ever been to a museum before, what art they’ve experienced in school, and so on. I then tailor my remarks accordingly.” Dana Baldwin, the museum’s director of education and the 2011 recipient of a National Museum Education of the Year Award, knows she has a winner in Baker. “Linda Baker is one of our top goto people,” Baldwin said. “She’s very smart, very conscientious, and very welcoming. And she’s a terrific teacher, always creating new ways to make a visit to the museum a fun and engaging experience.” Consult the website, portlandmuseum. org, to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Portland Museum of Art.
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The ABCs, sort of, of L.L. Bean I don’t know why Jim Croce didn’t mention L.L. Bean in his iconic cautionary tale, “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.” Bean's is one of the The View world’s great stores. It was a household name long before “Jim,” with its long list of things you absolutely must not do, was written. Why couldn’t one of the warnings have been about the pitfalls of walking into L.L. Bean at high noon on a Saturday in the middle of summer? It could replace, “You don’t spit into the wind.” First of all, we’re not children; we know that line Mike Langworthy isn’t about spitting. Plus, who needs to be told? I learned that lesson on my first school field trip, when I drank too much of the free milk at the dairy farm before the tour. You find out which way the wind is blowing in a hurry when you really, really needed to “spit.” Why couldn’t the song say, “You don’t go to Bean's on a warm June weekend?” Don’t get me wrong; L.L. Bean is one of the jewels in Maine’s crown. I think everybody should shop there – but not all at once. Since I live nearby, and it’s open literally all the time (one of my favorite facts about it is they don’t even have locks on the doors), I should have an off-peak shopping schedule down to a science by now. Instead, I take it for granted. That’s how I found myself stuck there. I had a little spare time, I needed some pants and a tee shirt, so I decided to skip lunch and hop up to Freeport. Rookie mistake. I got sucked into staying by getting my usual great parking place. Parking is the only area of life in which I have good luck, and it’s spooky good luck.
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People tell me parking can be a nightmare at Bean's, but somebody is always pulling out right next to the building just as I’m coming into the lot. It’s a minor superpower, but you learn not to question it. This day, though, it gave me a false sense of confidence about getting in and out quickly. Unfortunately, it was packed. Not just crowded – Tokyo subway at rush hour crowded. When I opened the door in sporting goods to walk in, the ripple effect knocked over a lady over in sportswear. I wasn’t about to admit this was a mistake because I’m, you know, male, so the only other option was to make the best of it. Which I did by deciding to become an observer of this mad scene, in the hope of learning something I could pass on to future generations. You’re welcome. And so, in no particular order, here are some of those observations. First, about the store and staff: • L.L. Bean is the answer to the question, “Where can I buy a maple sugar lobster even when it’s not maple sugar lobster season?” • L.L. Bean is the best place on Earth to see a bored trout. • People who work at L.L. Bean know what they’re talking about. • People who work at L.L. Bean know more about L.L. Bean than I will ever know about anything. • When employees ask if they can help you, they actually want to help you. • The checkout people have the patience of Job, the stamina of world-class triathletes, and bladders made of chain mail. • If you want to confuse the help, ask them where they keep the fancy clothes. Here are some things I learned by watching shoppers continued next page
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Edgar Allen Beem appropriately asked whether America is the greatest country in the world. “American exceptionalism” is not a popular notion these days. We do seem to be racing “from first to worst," to borrow a phrase often used in sports journalism. Why? Considering the sports analogy, when once-championship sports teams go downhill, the reason is usually found in two factors: first, they get a feeling of invincibility, and second, they forget the fundamentals which made them a champion in the first place. America has committed both of these errors. We feel that we can not lose our moral, economic or military superiority, despite lessons from history which say otherwise. And we have lost sight of the founding principals which permitted this “David" to defeat the "Goliath" of that day (Great Britain) and to go on to forge many victories, and to become the great shining beacon on the hill to which many peoples looked for hope – and found it, either in coming to our shores, or when we came to theirs and liberated them. These same founding principals can guide us back to greatness, or can continue to be mocked and left on dusty library shelves. The choice, and the consequences of our choice, are both ours. Edward Palm Bath
Walk in opposition to Brunswick air show I plan to attend the walk along Old Bath Road to Brunswick Landing on Saturday, Aug. 25, to protest the Thunderbirds air show, and I hope many of you will join. The walk leaves from the Chamberlain monument at 9 a.m. Air shows are noisy, dangerous, polluting, and militaristic. Many solo performers other than the Air Force will be flying low over our homes and neighborhoods. In case you have forgotten, last year’s Reno, Nev., airshow ended in the deaths of 11 spectators. If safety doesn’t concern you, I hope the air pollution, wasted fuel, and militarism will. The pollution contributes to global warming. The fuel costs contribute to our tax bills. The militarism glorifies military prowess to our kids and grandkids. Can’t we do better in a state with hundreds of families who will be cold next winter and are hungry now? Can’t we promote something better than violence to the next generation? Join us walking on Saturday, Aug. 25, to say no to this folly. Sue Stableford Brunswick
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Soft money is expensive bribery, not free speech partisan gridlock and oceans of soft money are threatFormer Gov. Angus King, now running as an inening to sink this country. I saw Supreme Court Justice dependent candidate for the U.S. Senate, invited his Republican and Democratic rivals to join him in swear- Anton Scalia on TV last week defending the court’s decision in Citizens United to allow unlimited corporate ing off out-of-state PAC money, the soft money that contributions to political causes. Scalia was up on his is – thanks in large part to a misguided U.S. Supreme high horse beating the dead-horse conservative arguCourt – polluting the democratic process. that 1) money is constitutionally His opponents declined King’s offer. The Universal ment protected free speech and 2) corporations Now King is the target of a negative ad are people. campaign financed by the U.S. ChamWrong and wrong, Mr. Justice. Money ber of Commerce. is not speech. “Normally, you run against your opWhen it comes from anonymous bilponents,” King said, “but I’m running lionaires, foreign governments, corpoagainst Charlie Summers, Cynthia Dill rations and labor unions, it is bribery. and a big black cloud with unlimited Nothing more, nothing less. And despite money. You sort of don’t know who what you and that stuffed shirt Mitt you’re running against." Romney believe, corporations are legal And we don’t know who is pumpentities, not human beings. The Founding ing money into Maine to influence Fathers never mentioned corporations and our elections. If there is one thing that certainly never intended to extend conshould have support across the politistitutional rights to them. Corporations, cal spectrum, from the Occupy movement to the tea party movement, it is Edgar Allen Beem unions and media outlets should be free to endorse candidates, but they should not the need for serious campaign finance be allowed to contribute to their campaigns. reform and mandatory of disclosure of contributors to Soft money and PAC money should be outlawed political causes. entirely. Only individuals should be allowed to conSens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins last month tribute to political campaigns. Only people eligible to voted along party lines against a disclosure bill that vote in an election should be allowed to contribute to might have shed some sunlight on the zombies pumping toxic money into the lifeblood of American democ- candidates or initiatives in that election. No out-ofracy. I will take the senators at their words that they are state money should be allowed in statewide elections. actually in favor of greater transparency and disclosure, There should be strict limits on the amount that can be contributed. And there should be 100 percent disclosure but that the bill before them favored labor unions over of whom contributes to a candidate or cause and how business corporations, and Republicans did not have a much. chance to contribute to the bill. The Supreme Court essentially legalized bribery with At this point it should be pretty clear to everyone that
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Summonses 7/31, no time listed. Autumn Snyder, 30, of Heath Lane, was issued a summons on Water Street by Officer Andrew Booth on a charge of theft. 8/3, no time listed. Andrew Dean, 30, of Shady Lane, Wiscasset, was issued a summons on Route 1, Woolwich, by Officer Ted Raedel on a charge of operating after suspension.
Vicious vandalism 8/2 at 6:05 a.m. Police responded to a resident's report of vandalism on Windjammer Way. Sugar is believed to have been dumped into the gas tank of a pickup truck, and all four of its tires were slashed. In addition, a sharp object had been used to heavily scratch the left side of the truck. Graffiti also was spraypainted throughout the resident's property, on two boats, a toolbox, a garage door, an entry door to a residence, and the side of the building. Total cost of the damage is estimated at about $7,000. The roadway also was spraypainted. Police believe the vandalism was directed personally toward the resident.
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Pleasant Street by Officer Robert Lane on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/1 at 1:31 p.m. Sarah Wilson, 29, of Pollard Avenue, was arrested on Maine Street by Detective Richard Cutliffe on a charge of violating condition of release. 8/2 at 3:31 p.m. A 17-year-old male, of Brunswick, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Detective William Moir on charges of theft by receiving stolen property, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and possession of tobacco products by a minor. 8/3 at 10:22 a.m. William Clayton, 53, of River Road, Topsham, was arrested on Cumberland Street by Officer Jason McCarthy on a warrant. 8/6 at 9:10 a.m. Deirdre Hoffman, 55, of Pennell Way, Brunswick, was arrested at Mid Coast Hospital by Officer Jason McCarthy on a warrant.
Summonses 8/2 at 11:02 p.m. Carl Chandler, 25, of Tufton Street, was summonsed on Bath Road by Officer Patrick Scott on a charge of criminal trespassing.
a not-so-high-speed chase 8/6 at 2:11 p.m. The Brunswick Police Department received a call from a Cumberland County Sherriff's officer regarding a motorcyclist who had refused a traffic stop in Harpswell. At 3:14 p.m. Officer Jason McCarthy spotted the man, Abraham Chipman, 35, of Maine Street, who now was behind the wheel of a truck. McCarthy pulled him over, but as McCarthy got out of his cruiser, Chipman spun his tires and drove off. A lowspeed, stop-and-go chase followed through Brunswick on Potter Street, Union Street and Page Street, all the way to Park View Hospital. After cruisers blocked Chipman in the parking lot, he locked the doors to his truck, grabbed a clam rake and became aggressive, threatening the officers. Officer McCarthy was able to take control of Chipman and he was transported to Mid Coast Hospital for a mental health evaluation. McCarthy sustained a cut requiring stitches on his arm during the altercation, and Chipman came away with some scratches. He was ultimately charged with refusing to submit to arrest or detention, failing to stop for an officer and driving to endanger.
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summonses 7/31 at 6 p.m. David Fish, 45, of Bradley Drive, Saco, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Troy Garrison on a charge of unlawful sexual contact. 8/1 at 9:15 a.m. Matthew Barrington, 22, of Brunswick, was issued a summons on Middlesex Road by Detective Mark LaFountain on a charge of attaching false plates. 8/3 at 1:04 p.m. Ashley Farmer, 29, of Topsham, was issued a summons on Lewiston Road by1 Officer Troy Garrison on a charge 03:00 02/02/01 kev of operating under the influence of a drug. 8/4 at 5:53 a.m. Jamie Lyons, 49, of Ward Brook Road, Wiscasset, was issued a summons on Bypass Drive by Officer William Collins on a charge of operating after suspension.
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David C. Haas, 29: dreamt of becoming an educator BRUNSWICK — David C. Haas, 29, died July 28 while on duty with the U.S. Army in South Korea. He was born in Newport News, Va., on November 18, 1982, the son of Joseph and Annette L. Haas. He was the youngest of three children. Haas relocated with his family to Brunswick in 1987. He attended Jordan Acres Elementary Haas School and Brunswick
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Junior High School, and graduated in 2001 from Brunswick High School, where he was president of his senior class. Haas won an Army ROTC scholarship that allowed him to attend the University of Richmond in Virginia. He graduated with a degree in history in 2005, and then accepted a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. Haas was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan. He deployed with the division to Iraq, where he served as a truck platoon leader. During his second deployment, he served as a maintenance company commander. He returned to Fort Riley in 2009. Haas went on to graduate in 2011 from the U.S. Army Logistics School, in Fort Lee, Va. He deployed to Daegu, South Korea in November, and was due to return home in three months. Haas was known for his infectious laugh, his beaming smile and his ability to bring out the best in family and friends. He loved public service and was planning to become a high school counselor or teacher when his military career was completed. fresh • cool • maine modern Open for Dinner and Lunch in Downtown Bath Live jazz every Friday night 443-3373 • 128 Front St., Bath www.solobistro.com
He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Ruth C. Haas of Willingboro, N.J.; his parents Joe and Annette Haas, of Brunswick; his brother Marc Haas, of Richmond; his sister Kirsten Haas, of Greenville, S.C.; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Brunswick on Aug. 6. Interment with full military honors followed at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine National Guard Foundation Fund, c/o DVEM, Att: Family Program Office, State House Station #33, Augusta, ME 04333-0033. To express your condolences with the family, please visit www. desmondfuneralhomes.com.
Carolyn V. “Penny” Traut, 73 BRUNSWICK — Carolyn V. “Penny” Traut, 73, died July 31 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath. She was born in Portland on Nov. 7, 1938, the daughter of Clifford and Frances Lewis Farrell. On Dec. 15, 1962, she married David Traut. Traut was an avid bingo player and also enjoyed cooking, sewing and working in her flower gardens. She loved to go on trips with her husband and her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, David, of Brunswick; her mother, Frances Caddick, of Kingston, R.I.; a son, Richard Townsend, and his wife, Jean, of Brunswick; a sister,
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Jernigan of St. Leonard, Md. and Luke Koller of Lusby, Md; two greatgrandaughters, Emma Grabenstein of Freeport and Briley Koller of Edenton, N.C.; in addition to several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Ovila Helie, Robert Helie and Maurice Helie; by her sister, Claire Gamache; and by her son-in-law, Michael Lavigne. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Aug. 7 at St. John the Baptist Church-All Saints Parish, in Brunswick. A graveside committal service followed at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhom.com.
Robert L. Fulmer Sr., 84 HARPSWELL — Robert L. Fulmer Sr., 84, died Aug. 1 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Fulmer was born on Oct. 26, 1927 in Wilmington, Del., a son of Lewis B. and Esther Lynch Fulmer. He attended Wilmington schools and then served in the U.S. Navy. He married Elizabeth Schaffer on January 15, 1949. Fulmer worked as a roofing contractor in Wilmington, where he owned and operated Fulmer Roofing. He also served as a volunteer fireman in Wilmington and coached a Little League baseball team. Fulmer was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He also enjoyed fishing and waterfowl hunting, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He lived with his wife in Harpswell for 16 years, and was a member of the First Parish Church in Brunswick, where he sang in the choir.
Fulmer is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Harpswell; his son, Robert L. Fulmer Jr., of Freeport; his daughter, Barbara Raught; a stepbrother, Herbert Fulmer; a stepsister, Patricia Zieman; and a sister-in-law, Lola Simon, all of Wilmington, Del.; Fulmer Sr. five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Aug. 8 at First Parish Church in Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fulmer’s memory can be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Route 1, #250, Falmouth, ME 04105. Arrangements are in care of the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. Condolences can be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome. com.
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Awards Molina Medicaid Solutions recently recognized individuals for their community work at its first annual Community Champions Awards event in Maine, including Freeport resident Valerie Gamache.
The American Cancer Society is a volunteer-based organization and each year the society’s New England division names recipients of the Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Awards. 2012 recipients included: Valerie Clark of Topsham, Peggy Mast and Nancy Damiani both of Brunswick are part of a team of road to recovery coordinators working in the American Cancer Society’s Topsham office. USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager announced $161,108 to 10 Maine farms and businesses through the Rural Energy for America Program. Broadturn Farm in Scarborough, has been selected to receive a grant in the amount of $8,062 for the purchase and installation of a renewable energy GARN biomass system. Cozy Acres Greenhouses in North Yarmouth, has been selected to receive a grant in the amount of $48,750 for the purchase and installation of a new solar PV system and a new geothermal system for the greenhouse. These systems will help create a zero carbon footprint in the growing of plants and vegetables for the community. Potts Harbor Lobster in Harpswell, has been selected to receive a grant of $11,750 for the purchase and installation of a renewable energy solar PV system for the Lobster Wharf.
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Southern Maine Heart Walk participants recently raised $265,000 to support the American Heart Association. Evergreen Credit Union recently announced Chris Macklin of South Portland as the winner of a New 2010 Trike Sunny Scooter. Tickets for the raffle raised close to $4,000 with all proceeds benefiting the Maine Credit Union League’s Campaign for Ending Hunger in Maine. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently donated $2,500 towards the purchasing of a new fountain for Mill Creek Pond in South Portland as part of Phase 1 of the Mill Creek Park overhaul.
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MPA fine-tunes four class football proposal By Ernie Clark, Bangor Daily News AUGUSTA, Maine — The football committee of the Maine Principals’ Association tinkered Tuesday with its proposal to expand the sport from three to four classes statewide beginning with the 2013 season. The revisions were based on requests by three schools — Biddeford, Mountain Valley of Rumford, and Wells — to play at a class higher than they would be classified based on enrollment. Eight of the state’s 76 football-playing schools overall were shifted by class or geographic region based on those requests, which were made after the committee developed an initial draft proposal dividing the current three classes into four at its previous meeting in late May. It represents a relatively modest number of changes given the vitriol the four-class proposal faced when it was first considered by the MPA in 2010. “I honestly feel that with the first cycle we went through when we had the ad hoc committee we heard a lot of the complaints previously,” said MPA football committee chairman Todd Livingston, athletic administrator at South Portland High School. “And when we send this new proposal out and schools actually have another opportunity to see where they are, I’m not sure how many more changes we’ll see. “But it’s been out there long enough that I think people have a general idea of where they fall, and we didn’t hear from a lot of schools other than those who want to apply up so that leads me to believe that schools are relatively comfortable with where they are.” After the 2010 effort was tabled, the football committee continued to study
Morse’s football team will shift to Eastern Class C under the latest four-class proposal by the Maine Principals’ Association.
ways to address the gradual growth in the sport statewide and enhance competitive balance, including a survey last year to gauge the interest in adding an eight-player football division. The interest in eight-player football was found lacking as a means to help struggling 11-player programs or to create opportunities for smaller schools to add the sport, but support for a four-class system has increased during the last year. “It’s a work in progress,” said committee member Paul Bickford, assistant principal at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris. “I figure things are going to change in the next six months, but I like where we are now.” The latest changes would retain 18
teams in both Class A and Class B, with each class divided into nine-team East and West divisions, and 20 teams in both Class C and Class D, with each of those classes split into 10-team East and West divisions. Under the most recent revisions, Biddeford was moved back to Western Maine Class A after originally being placed in Class B by enrollment, and the Class A minimum enrollment cutoff was raised from 850 to 855. That cutoff shift moves Gorham (enrollment 853) into Western Maine Class B to replace Biddeford. The other two schools requesting to be moved up a class, Wells and Mountain Valley, both were moved from Western D to Western C under the latest version of the four-class plan.
Wells is the reigning Class B state champion in the current three-class format, while Mountain Valley was the Class B state champion in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. To accommodate those requests and keep Classes C and B at 20 teams each, the committee changed the enrollment cutoff between those classes from 449 to 459 — enabling John Bapst of Bangor and Yarmouth to be moved from Class C to Class D. John Bapst would move to Eastern D and Yarmouth to Western D, with Winthrop also being shifted from Western D to Eastern D to leave both divisions with 10 teams. The final change would shift Morse High School of Bath Western C to Eastern C to leave both Class C divisions with 10 schools. “Once the football season starts, we’ll send out the newest proposal to the schools and give them one more opportunity to apply up or down,” said Mike Burnham, MPA assistant executive director. Schools may apply either up or down a class, but if they apply down they would be ineligible for postseason play, under MPA rules. Committee members expect to receive more feedback this fall given that that it will be football season and more school officials will be actively engaged in the sport than perhaps they are throughout the summer. The football committee will address any new feedback at a Nov. 28 meeting, when it hopes to craft a final proposal to forward to the MPA’s classification committee. Any four-class proposal for football beginning
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Sox’ aces have been jokers By Bryan O’Connor When the Red Sox lost three of four to the Twins last weekend, including two in a row as a result of late-inning blowups, any playoff hopes fans had clung to all spring probably evaporated. One could look back at so many factors that contributed to the demise of a team with one of the game’s best rosters- an absurd rash of injuries, an inconsistent bullpen, Nick Punto- but it seems to those of us who have been paying attention that underperformance by Jon Lester and Josh Beckett has sunk the Red Sox ship. From 2008 to 2010 (and really going back to October 2007), Lester was one of the best pitchers in the American League. He struck out nearly a batter an inning over that span, walked just over a batter every three innings, and gave up a stingy 48 home runs in 621.2 innings, finishing in the top 10 in ERA each season. In 2011, his strikeout rate dipped a bit, he walked three and a half batters and gave up nearly a home run per nine innings. That was still good for a 3.47 ERA, but not good enough to keep the
team from losing in his last four starts during a September collapse. This season has been much uglier in nearly every respect. His walks are actually down to a career low, but why would anyone want a walk when they can tee off on any of his pitches? His strikeouts are down 24 percent from his peak, despite strikeout rates skyrocketing league-wide. He’s allowed 18 home runs in just 134 innings, the worst full-season mark of his career. Opponents are batting .324 when they put the ball in play against Lester and while we can often chalk that up to luck and bad defense, it’s obvious that hitters have been comfortable digging in against Lester, especially in July. Josh Beckett’s decline has been less linear than Lester’s. Since breaking through as a World Series hero in 2003, he’s essentially been excellent in odd years and awful in even years, the lone exception coming last fall, when he came undone down the stretch after competing for the ERA title all season. This year, Beckett’s striking out almost three fewer hitters per nine innings than
in his early-2000s peak, and two fewer than in his AL peak, shortly after joining the Red Sox. His other peripherals have held steady, but he seems to have lost the ability to strand runners, as 33.5 percent of men who have reached base against Beckett in 2012 have come around to score, compared to an even 20 percent last season. Again, we could chalk this up to bad luck, but no one has accused Beckett of being an offseason gym rat and it’s very possible his poor conditioning is keeping him from staying healthy and pitching effectively deep into games. What I can’t help but wonder, as I give up trying to convince friends and readers that the Sox have a big run left in them, is just how good this team could have been if Lester and Beckett were still pitching like they did in 2009. I realize that 2009 might not be a realistic expectation, as Lester and Beckett were 25 and 29, respectively, but I make the rules in this space, so deal with it. There are several ways to go about measuring the impact of these two pitchers’ declines. I could assume fangraphs’
version of Wins Above Replacement accurately assesses a pitcher’s contribution to his team’s wins and losses, and replace the 4.6 WAR Lester and Beckett have earned this year with the 11.9 WAR they earned in 2009. Add seven wins to the team’s total this year and they’re 61-48, three games behind New York and well ahead of the Wild Card pack. If I use baseball-reference’s version, which bases pitcher WAR on run prevention, rather than fielding-independent outcomes (strikeouts, walks, and home runs), Lester and Beckett pick up 10.5 wins, enough to vault Boston into first place, with the best record in the American League. If I wanted to stretch things a little further, I could attribute some of the clubhouse drama to Beckett’s surliness and Lester’s alleged mimicry of Beckett’s attitude and conditioning habits. The team has far underperformed its run differential, often folding offensively and defensively in the late innings of games
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MPA from page 14 with the 2013 season ultimately would face a final vote of the MPA’s full membership next spring. The classification process is designed to determine representatives to the state championship games contested each November, but regular-season schedules still would be determined more locally. One of the more interesting scheduling cases potentially involves a new-look Class A, where Portland schools Cheverus, Deering and Portland would move from Western to Eastern Maine, joining Bangor, Brunswick, Edward Little of Auburn, Lewiston, Mount Ararat of Topsham and Oxford Hills. That would take the Portland schools away from their traditional athletic scheduling base within the Southwestern Maine Activities Association for football, instead
Sox from page 14 when the starter or the bullpen blows a lead. If Beckett and Lester were trim and healthy and model citizens, would Kevin Youkilis still be on the team, crushing the ball like he has in Chicago? At this point last season, the Sox were 68-41, which would be the best record in baseball this season. Is it unreasonable to think this year’s team, with a very similar roster and players like David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hitting even better, could have the same record with two aces dominating every fifth day? Rather than speculate about psychological variables, let’s take a simple but scientific look at the issue. In 2009, Lester and Beckett had ERAs of 3.41 and 3.86, respectively. Scoring has decreased seven percent league-wide
linking them with schools from the Pine Tree Conference to even out the number of teams in Eastern and Western A. How the two leagues would work together to develop a regular-season schedule remains to be seen. Possibilities include an eight-game schedule involving only opponents within each team’s geographic division, a nine-game regularseason schedule with one crossover game, or a scheduling providing for more crossover opportunities between East and West. “I think Portland, Deering and Cheverus are already in the East for lacrosse, and one thing they’re going to feel strongly about is — and I’ve already heard it from a couple of them — is that if they’re going to have to play the Eastern schools in the playoffs they’re going to want to play them in the regular season, and I don’t blame them,” said Livingston. “I think the two leagues can get relatively creative in some way to come up with a schedule. It’s not impossible.” since then, but simply put, the Red Sox could expect to win most games when Lester and Beckett pitched and they scored at least four runs, and to lose if they scored three or fewer. This assumes even distribution of runs and relievers performing at the same rate, so it’s not perfect, of course, but again, I make the rules. In 2012, Lester has started 22 games, and the team is 8-14 in those games. The team has scored four runs or more in 12 of those starts, so they could be four games better if Lester were consistently giving up fewer than four runs every time out. The Red Sox have been similarly bad in Beckett’s starts, going 7-11. In contrast to Lester’s starts, the offense has only scored four runs in seven of those games, so a full-run drop in Beckett’s ERA may not give the team another win. A four-run swing would put the Red
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MPA football committee’s four-class proposal Revised as of Aug. 7: Class A (854+ enrollment) East: Bangor, Brunswick, Cheverus, Deering, Edward Little, Lewiston, Mount Ararat, Oxford Hills, Portland. West: Biddeford*, Bonny Eagle, Massabesic, Noble, Scarborough, Sanford, South Portland, Thornton Academy, Windham. Class B (625-853 enrollment) East: Brewer, Cony, Ellsworth-Sumner, Hampden Academy, Lawrence, Messalonskee, Mt. Blue, Nokomis, Skowhegan. West: Camden Hills, Falmouth, Fryeburg Academy, Gorham, Greely, Kennebunk, Marshwood, Oceanside, Westbrook. Class C (460-624) East: Belfast, Foxcroft Academy,
Sox in second place in the AL East, but still a half game behind the Wild Card leaders. If we’re going to claim that underperformance from the two former aces is the only thing standing between the 2012 Red Sox and a potential World Series run, we have to attribute some of the team’s unwillingness to score runs on nights when Beckett pitches to the clubhouse malfeasance that has left so many fans calling for a trade or waiver (or a catapult). It’s easy to put too much emphasis on the decline of Lester and Beckett in explaining the decline of the Red Sox, but it’s certainly a leading factor. In Lester’s case, it’s undeniable that the team would be in better shape if he were still striking out batters and not giving up homers. In Beckett’s case, most of us can agree that the team would be easier to root for if he maintained more amicable relationships with management, fans, the media and teammates. There may be little statistical evidence that Beckett is a part of the problem, but it’s hard to picture the team in this much turmoil if he had a 3.00 ERA. But then, if the Red Sox were in contention, what would Beckett’s golf handicap be?
Gardiner, Hermon, Madison-Carrabec, Morse, Mount Desert Island, Old Town, Waterville, Winslow. West: Cape Elizabeth, Freeport, Gray-New Gloucester, Lake Region, Leavitt, Mountain Valley*, Poland, Spruce Mountain, Wells*, York. Class D (0-459) East: Bucksport, Dexter, Maine Central Institute, John Bapst, Maranacook, Mattanawcook Academy, Mount View, Orono, Stearns, Washington Academy. West: Boothbay, Dirigo, Lisbon, Oak Hill, Old Orchard Beach, Sacopee Valley, Telstar, Traip Academy, Winthrop, Yarmouth. * Schools that have requested to petition up one class higher than class based on enrollment.
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Museums Subdue, Seize, and Take: Maritime Maine in the unwelcome interruption of theWar of 1812, through Oct. 12, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316.
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Film Thursday 8/16 Dolphin’s Tale, dusk, Nathaniel Davis Park, Brunswick, HistoricNorthwestBrunswick.com
Galleries A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place, through Sept. 16, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 3900 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3964. Carol Ann Szafranski and Shelby Crouse, through Sept. 1, Mojo Cafe and Gallery, 506 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, chrisholt67@ gmail.com. 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 The Maine Home: Inside & Outside, opening reception, 5-7 p.m., The Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 6539334.
“Vida Nocturna,” Mark D. Diehl, discussion, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.
Friday 8/17 “Growing up in Brooklyn,” Barbara Duke, reading , 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.
Film Friday 8/17 Speedy & the Kotzschmar Organ, silent film night, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, $15.
Galleries Amanda Edwards, stained glass exhibit, through August, Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 807-9287.
Maine Landscapes by Frederic Church, runs through Sept. 30, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148.
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Neighborhood, Rush Brown, runs through Sept. 10, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 400-7510. Skyline Farm Carriage Museum summer exhibit, Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless, open Sundays through Aug. 19 from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org.
Sunday 8/12 Food under the sails, demonstration of foodways at sea, 1-4 p.m., South Portland Historical Society, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 767-7299.
Music Friday 8/10 Rick Colella, 12-1 p.m., Congress Sq., Portland, 772-6828.
Wednesday 8/15 Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz, 7:30 p.m., Western Promenade Park, Portland, 756-8275. The Time Pilots, 6:30-8 p.m., Mill Creek Park, South Portland, 7677650.
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Speaker for the Dead, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529.
Saturday 8/18 Ben Taylor, 3 p.m., Bull Moose, 151 Middle St., Portland, 775-2126. Ocean Sol, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529. Ronda Dale & Special Guests, 7:30 p.m., 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, donations.
Theater & Dance Friday 8/10 The Maine Quartet, four short plays set in Maine, 8 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993. Paquita and The Poet's Love, 7 p.m., Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 Route 1, Falmouth, 781-3587, adults $20, seniors and children 12 and under $15.
Saturday 8/11 The Maine Quartet, four short plays set in Maine, 8 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.
Sunday 8/12 The Maine Quartet, four short plays set in Maine, 2 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.
During the first half of the 19th century, South Portland was known for shipbuilding, ship provisioning and ship repair of large, wooden sailing vessels. With this history in mind, Susan McLellan Plaisted will present a historic cooking program, on Aug. 12, 1-4 p.m. at the South Portland Historical Society’s museum at Bug Light Park.
Friday 8/17 “Paquita” and “The Poet's Love,“ 7 p.m., Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 Route 1, Falmouth, 781-3587, adults $20, seniors and children 12 and under $15.
Saturday 8/18 “Paquita” and “The Poet’s Love,“ 7 p.m., Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 Route 1, Falmouth, 781-3587,
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Out & About
Music from exotic to classical By Scott Andrews There’s an intriguing array of musical choices coming up in Portland and environs. In the city, Caravan of Thieves, a string band with an exotic look and (sometimes) an eerie sound, motors into One Longfellow Square on Friday. This Connecticut-based foursome has been touring North America for the past three years and become very popular at the venue. Also in the Port City, the Portland Chamber Music Festival wraps up its 19th season with a pair of concerts Aug. 16 and Aug. 18. A few miles west in Buxton, arts impresario Pat Packard has back-to-back concerts scheduled this weekend. On Saturday at the Saco River Theatre, catch Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm, a percussion ensemble from Maine. Inanna sports exotic African costumes and the four women specialize in African drumming. Then on Sunday, Packard has invited the classical duo of violinist Geoffrey Day and pianist Lan Lam to play at her adjacent venue, the Old White Church.
Caravan of Thieves Banging on trunks, garbage cans and even a kitchen sink, Caravan of Thieves likes to push creative and performance envelopes. Exotic costuming and onstage shenanigans are twin shticks of the Connecticut-based string band (loosely defined) that deftly crosses normal boundaries between genres and always adds elements of the unexpected to their high-energy live performances. Sometimes the ensemble’s sound is downright eerie. Wearing an incongruous assortment of costumes, the foursome channels spirits from the graveyard and transform musical performances into an
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steeped in gypsy swing, bear elements of everything from chamber pop and 1920s hot jazz to vaudeville, folk and bluegrass.” Catch Caravan of Thieves at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) at 8 p.m. Aug. 11. Call 761-1757.
Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm
Caravan of Thieves, an ensemble with an exotic look and (sometimes) eerie sound, will visit One Longfellow Square in Portland this Friday.
extravagant visual-aural display. Specializing in original tunes, with a smattering of covers from all over, Caravan of Thieves is centered around a husbandwife duo of singer-songwriters. Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni say they draw inspiration for their songs by walking through a graveyard that’s close to their home in Bridgeport. Their musical medium harks back to long-dead artists, especially the “gypsy jazz” string stylings made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli of the Hot Club de France from about 80 years ago. One recent appearance at One
Longfellow Square included an arrangement of a toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach plus highly stylized covers of songs by John Lennon, Talking Heads and Queen. It’s definitely not highly homogenized McMusic, says Fuzz Sangiovanni, and lots of others nod heads in agreement. “If you’re weary of the heavily manufactured sounds and slick production values that dominate mainstream music today, then Caravan of Thieves promises to at least provide a satisfying alternative,” writes Philadelphia Intelligencer reviewer Naila Francis. “These songs are soaked in a melange of influences, that while obviously
Nearly two decades ago, four brilliantly dressed women with an array of African drums burst onto Maine’s music scene. Calling themselves Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm, they advertised themselves as inspired by the ancient traditions of West African drumming. They took their name from an ancient Sumerian goddess who held reign more than 4,000 years ago during a period when they believed that drummers and dancers were predominantly women. The ensemble chose the name of this ancient goddess to express their ties with earlier traditions. Over the years Inanna has become a fixture of the Maine music scene, and this Saturday they’ll perform at one of our state’s loveliest rural arts centers, the Saco River Theatre, on the banks of the namesake watercourse in Buxton. Host is arts impresario Pat Packard, who opened the Saco River Theatre (formerly known as Saco River Grange Hall) two decades ago. Inanna’s core concept remains the same. The quartet is deeply dedicated to the education and cultivation of peace and sharing among cultures through the power of music. Using percussion and vocals, Inanna
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Out & About from previous page explores the heritage and rhythms of West Africa through original arrangements and compositions invoking ancient traditions of the drum. Catch Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Saco River Theatre, Salmon Falls Road in Buxton. Call 929-6472.
Geoffrey Day and Lan Lam The following day at an adjacent performing venue, Pat Packard presents a
classical duo, the husband-wife team of violinist Geoffrey Day and pianist Lan Lam. The couple and their family reside in Naples, Florida, where Day is a violinist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and heads several chamber ensembles. Born in Vietnam and raised in Nova Scotia, Lam earned music degrees from Acadia University the University of Western Ontario. She is active in Florida musical circles. She and her husband form the core of the Aurore Piano Trio.
This month the family is motoring north so Lam can direct a music camp in Nova Scotia. Day and Lam will performing at a handful of venues along the route. Sunday’s concert will include sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. Shorter pieces by Jules Massenet and Joseph Acron will also be played. The concert is slated for 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Old White Church, Salmon Falls Road in Buxton. Call 929-6472.
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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network needs volunteer weather observers, visit cocorahs.org for more information. CASA child advocacy volunteers needed, email: CASA@sourts. maine.gov 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.
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Boise, Idaho resident Paula Perry gets directions from Portland International Jetport Airport Security Coordinator Linda Nieves last Wednesday. Nieves will train airport ambassadors to help visitors locate depature areas, baggage claim, rental car desks and directions to Portland and Maine locations. “When somebody is lost in the middle of the airport, we can point them in the right direction,” Nieves said.
“It looks pretty amazing, I have no idea when it happened,” she said. Carr said the response from volunteers has been encouraging, and added at least one passenger has already emailed thanks for help from Jetport staff, including Barnes. Carr shared an email from visitor Malcolm Sands, who said staff arranged for his father to get a new flight after one was cancelled while making him feel comfortable. Being sociable is an asset, but Barnes said the ambassador role is easy to learn. “You don’t have to be a psychologist to do this,” she said. To learn more about the ambassador program, call 874-8877 or visit www.portlandjetport.org/ambassadors.
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BNAS Cleanup from page 1 appears as a result of outdated solvent disposal practices. “The Navy has actively planned and budgeted for addressing all of the environmental sites at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick property,” said Burgio. “The Eastern Plume, which is groundwater plume containing low levels of solvents, is the most challenging site on the base, but is actively being remediated by the groundwater treatment plant.” Claudia Sait, federal facilities project manager for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, said that a groundwater contaminant such as Eastern Plume is much more difficult to clear away than something that has soaked into the soil.
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In addition to the clean up of Eastern Plume and other toxins on the base, in April of 2012, the Navy released the Historical Radiological Assessment for the property and “will continue to work with the regulatory agencies to address any radiological material found on at the former base,” said Burgio.
There is no concrete time line for when all of the property on the former Naval Base will be transferred to MRRA, but a significant amount of the land has already been conveyed to the redevelopment group.
“Over 55 percent (1,888 acres) of the land and facilities have been transferred to MRRA within the first year of base closure,” said Burgio.
“The most difficult, in general, is when it gets into groundwater,” she said. “When you have soil, you can sample for (contaminants) but when it gets into groundwater, you can’t pull it back. It takes time and we usually put restrictions on use of groundwater so that no one is exposed.”
Levesque said that MRRA will continue to develop the land on the base as it comes in. When all is said and done, around 2,000 acres will be transferred to MRRA and the remaining 1,200 acres will be divided between the town of Brunswick and Bowdoin College for development.
She said that land control methods such as fences are being used to ensure that no one is exposed to known contaminants. No known contaminants on the property will cause harm to humans, unless water is ingested, she also said.
“A vast majority of (the land has been conveyed to MRRA),” said Levesque. “Compared to some other bases that’s significant. I think we’re significantly ahead of most other (BRAC) properties.”
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HELP WANTED LOCAL LAW OFFICE seeks energetic assistant for daily office tasks including managing correspondence and greeting clients, Part time. Please send letter of interest to P.O. Box 11, Cumberland Center, Me. 04021 Come grow with us! Now hiring (10) Sales Professionals in Portland. 30 hours a week making $15$25 an hour. 207-772-8079. Send Resume to: email@example.com Weâ€™re immediately hiring appointment setters to give away great gifts. Outstanding pay with generous bonuses. Must be available to work 4pm9pm. Portland. Call now! 207772-8079. HOUSEHOLD HELPER for Yarmouth family with three school aged children. Flexible schedule. email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207.712.6376
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RENTALS NEW GLOUCESTER Nice, quiet, first Floor, 4 rooms between Gray-Lew/Aub on Rte 100 with basement storage and parking for 2 vehicles. New Bath, eat-in larger Kitchen with modern appliances, hardwood floors. Could be 2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom and an office. Partial Heat included. Looking for responsible, financially sound renters, able to pay rent on time and treat place with respect. NO SMOKING-period!! Might consider well behaved small pet (under 20#), with additional Security Deposit. Rent is $850/month, pay own electric and cable. References and Security Deposit required. For appointment, please call 207-8078452. Rte. 100 OFFICE SPACE RENTAL in Historic Yarmouth. Corner of Main and Portland Sts. Office Suite 1st floor. Reception, 2 conf. areas. On-site/street parking. Available at $1000.00/month, high traffic exposure. Call 207-846-4325. OLD ORCHARD BEACH- 1 bedroom apartment. Clean, Modern. Heat, hot water, parking, laundry. Secure building. No dogs. $775/month. 508954-0376.
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Topsham from page 1 ing the present as much as the past. Edmondson, a history buff who has long genealogical roots in the area, noted that reaching the 250-year mark
RSU 1 from page 4 laborative Early Settings, also known as CHOICES – was recently able to match a5$25,000 challenge grant, allowing that
is “huge,” and that celebrating that milestone “can provide a little interest in the community, that people should have. And I’m hoping this builds on that.” Although 2014 is still more than a year away, the steering committee had good reason to start meeting five months ago.
“We’ve talked to other people who’ve done similar things with other communities ... and they’ve said, you can never start too soon,” Edmondson said last week, noting that a year’s worth of events will take a significant amount of planning.
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program to expand its offerings beyond the current 71. "We may have as many as 95 in the program this year," Manuel said. "... We're ecstatic that we can offer this opportunity to even more kids."
The superintendent said that RSU 1 has had significant professional development training this summer in the areas of literacy and math. School starts throughout the district for kindergarden through ninth grade on
Sept. 4, and for grades 10-12 the following day, Manuel said.
VACATION RENTALS 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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Multi-Family Yard Sale Aug 11th-12th,10am-3pm Household,electronics,books,clothing, dishware,furniture,art supplies,jewelry
352w Cottage Road,South Portland ME
Call WANTED- GARAGE OR BARN to rent or land to buy to build garage or barn. Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth Area. Paying cash. 749-1718.
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DURHAM YARD SALE! Sat, August 11th • 9am-4pm
34 Smith Farm Rd (off 136) 3 miles from Freeport town line FURNITURE - BICYCLES HOUSEHOLD ITEMS and much more!
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Yard Sale- Cumberland 23 Cider Hill Lane August 11th 9-2. Kitchen and household items, games, crafts, and more!
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$379,000 NEWLY PRICED ~ This charming updated 2 bedroom / 2 bath cottage has original character including high ceilings, pumpkin pine floors with rope caulking, built-ins and a gas Jotul stove in the living room. This is a unique opportunity to be in a great location on the private road to the Portland Yacht Club. MLS 1049403 Carrie Martin | 207.415.2504 two city center | portland, me | 04101 | 207.780.8900
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