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Vol. 7, No. 33

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Report identifies downtown site as best for train maintenance facility

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Keith Spiro / For the Forecaster

This mime has been a fixture at every Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival since the event began. The fifth annual outdoor celebration of the arts rolls onto Maine Street this Saturday. The works of nearly 100 artists will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. On the mall, artisans will demonstrate craft-making. There will also be children’s activities, a concert in the gazebo and local theater companies showcasing excerpts from summer shows. There will be live Cajun, swing and bluegrass music, and roving musicians wandering through the festival. Local restaurants will offer street food.

By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — The consulting firm hired by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is recommending that a train maintenance facility be built between Church Road and Union Street, the site initially selected by the rail group. The report, released at a press conference Aug. 17 and shared with the public at a NNEPRA board meeting the following day, comes as the Brunswick Town Council has found itself divided over its involvement with the site selection process.

Parsons Brinkerhoff, the New York-based engineering firm selected to do the report, ranked the site between Church Road and Union Street, also known as Brunswick West, more highly than two others it was considering for the 60,000 square foot building, which will house Amtrak’s Downeaster once it begins service to Brunswick next fall. The firm considered nine factors when making its recommendation: availability of land, topography, hazardous materials, utility connections, residence proximity, land use compatibility, railroad operations, road connections and traffic impacts. See page 18

Bath council to consider Armory renovation study Facility eyed for Skatepark site By Alex Lear BATH — Skateboarders may get their wish for a new skatepark at the former National Guard Armory, if the price is right. The City Council plans next month to discuss spending $5,000 to determine the cost of

work needed at the armory to make it viable for community use. The council voted last year to borrow up to $175,000 to purchase the Old Brunswick Road building. While a use for the property has yet to be determined, it has been eyed as the future home of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. The council is considering three demolition options for

the former YMCA on Summer Street, where the community skatepark is currently based. The old Y was replaced when the Bath Area Family YMCA opened on Centre Street in 2001. Since then, and the old Y’s dilapidated state has left the fate of the Skatepark uncertain. The town is awaiting results from an air quality test of parts of the old Y that are still in use, Parks and Recreation Direc-

tor Steve Balboni told the City Council Wednesday. His department maintains the building, and he informed City Manager Bill Giroux recently about a significant hole in the pool roof and that the walls were beginning to separate from the abutting properties. Balboni noted that local teens rallied in 1998 to provide a place for them to skate and get together, a key step along the

road to the formation of the Skatepark. He said the Skatepark operated in a non-profit capacity before becoming part of the city in 2008. Balboni said his department has been “extremely fiscally responsible” in managing the Skatepark, and that they have “worked really hard to where we’ve gotten today. We provide See page 19

Harpswell Oceanic Center moves forward with advanced aquaculture system By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — A locallybased team of aquaculture experts is well on its way toward converting Mitchell Field from a former fuel farm into a futuristic working waterfront. The Harpswell Oceanic Center, as the project is known, would be a tripartite aquacul-

ture, education and research facility, CEO Chris Heinig explained to approximately 50 town residents at the High Head Yacht Club Wednesday night. The Center just received its first grant from the Maine Technical Institute, which will allow it to create a pilot model of an innovative no-waste aquaculture

system, known as integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. The system circulates water through various tanks containing finfish, worms, oysters and algae, each species utilizing the waste products of another. Not only can each species be harvested and sold commercially, but the worms actually act as a

natural filter, enabling 90% of the water to be recycled back through the tanks. HOC also hopes to add a visitors center and research component to its facility, and work with area universities and schools. Heinig said he envisions three buildings occupying the nine-acre portion of Mitchell

Field that is zoned for commercial use, allowing plenty of space for other uses of the area. Although numerous audience members wondered how much money the town would receive by leasing the property to the Center, Heinig was reluctant to See page 26

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................15 Classifieds......................21 Community Calendar......17 Great Outdoors...............14

Meetings.........................17 Obituaries.......................10 Opinion.............................6 Out & About....................16

People & Business.........12 Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................26 Sports.............................13

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Land trust adds nearly 200 acres of conservation land on Maquoit Bay Page 4

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BDC tries to prevent break-ins, vandalism at future police station site By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — As motorists idle in traffic on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets, they may notice the vacant buildings on the corner have a new look — they’re boarded up. The Brunswick Development Corp., which purchased the buildings in June with the hope of tearing them down to make way for a police station, sealed off all points of entry to the four houses after discovering they had been raided nearly three weeks ago. According to Brunswick Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan, about $1000 worth of copper piping was stripped from the properties. The theft came just weeks after the Village Review Board denied the BDC’s application to demolish the four buildings. The group’s members expressed concern

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Brunswick Special Projects Assistant Denise Clavette makes sure the vacant building on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets is boarded up. All four buildings that are owned by the Brunswick Development Corp. were raided for copper piping in early August.

about what would follow the demolition, since the Brunswick Town Council has not formally approved that site for a police station, and argued that at least two of the buildings contributed to the character of the neighborhood. They also weren’t convinced that all of the buildings were beyond the point of repair. In the month since that decision, the BDC has been re-grouping and trying to accumulate more information to persuade the VRB to allow them to tear down the houses. According to Larissa Darcy, president of the BDC, the group will likely present its case at the VRB’s October meeting. At that time, she said they would be able to show that the buildings are not economically viable, something she said she thought was so obvious it didn’t need to be presented at

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ment District, said Topsham has received a $10,000 Community Development Block Grant, money which is filtered down from federal funds, for the study. One of the requirements with the funds is a letter acknowledging that the Topsham Planning Board has reviewed the project and deemed it to be consistent with the town’s comprehensive plan. The letter will now go to the Maine Department of Economic and Commu-

nity Development. Bird said Topsham will likely hold a town meeting in October, at which townspeople will vote whether to accept the grant funding. He expects that a final version of the study — to be aided along the way by public input — will be ready by early next year. The study will in part look into linking bus services in Brunswick and Bath, Bird said, “to create better connectivity,

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ment, and is proposing to take no further action. While soil testing is completed, Remedial Project Manager Todd Bober said the Navy is still planning further groundwater tests. The property cannot be transferred until all testing is finished. According to the Reuse Master Plan for the former BNAS, the pesticide shop is zoned for community mixed use, which would allow for commercial, retail, recreational or residential uses. Its proximity to the airport makes it unlikely to be converted into residences, however. Before the Navy makes a decision about further clean-up of the soil, there is a 30 day public comment period ending August 31. Interested parties can contact Todd Bober at todd.bober@navy.mil or call (215) 897-4911. The old pesticide shop is one of many properties the Navy is still cleaning up on

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so that citizens that use the services can go from one community to the next for employment (and) shopping opportunities, services such as doctors and dentists, that kind of thing.” The study will also investigate the feasibility of extending Brunswick Explorer bus services into parts of Topsham. Bird noted that the possibility of Topsham having its own bus would be further down the road. “Those systems are very expensive,” Bird said, noting that a Topsham bus “would be an option if ridership dramatically picks up, and there’s a demand for it, but this is sort of baby steps.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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By Amy Anderson The owners of Nosh Kitchen Bar are planning to open a taco restaurant at 548 Congress St. Taco Escobar is currently under construction and is scheduled to open this fall. Deux Cochon in the Public Market House in Portland has closed. According to a recent Facebook post, owner Adam Alfter wrote “Due to an unforeseen change of wind direction, Deux Cochon has unfortunately been put on immediate kibosh. Stay tuned for future Deux Cochon battle cries.” East End Cupcakes recently opened at 426 Fore St. The business is committed to using local eggs, cream and butter to bake the cupcakes. Silly’s, located at 40 Washington Ave., is planning to open Silly’s with a Twist right next door. The new space, located at 38 Washington Ave., will serve Silly’s menu, but will include a bar. Also new to the neighborhood is Fez, a Mediterranean restaurant, located at 30 Washington Ave. Owners of the Venue Music Bar located at 865 Forest Ave. in Portland, will reopen the restaurant with a different name – 865 Forest. The restaurant is at the same location and will feature the same concept but with a new staff and a different name. A draft menu submitted to the City of Portland as part of a liquor license application includes wraps, salads, burgers and sandwiches. They also plan to include an outside seating area for 25 patrons. After extensive renovations, the White Cap Grille has opened at 164 Middle St. on the corner of Middle and Market streets. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., chef Tim Eaton serves lunch, dinner and late night offerings highlighting local Maine products and Northern New England cuisine. In September, the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the first Freeport Kitchen Tour. Seven different local kitchens in the Freeport area will be featured from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will visit a variety of homes, from newly constructed homes to 200 year old farm

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come to port. Sunday will also feature the second annual lobster boat races at 10 a.m. Last year, more than 50 lobster boats participated in the lobster boat races, the first Portland event in more than 25 years. “It was a hugely, hugely popular event,” Johnson said. “They have almost a cult following.” With the planning in place, organizers are banking on a little help from Mother Nature to make the 30th anniversary one to remember. “It’s been a fun event to be a part of,” Johnson said. “Weather-permitting, it will be our best year.”

“We’re really excited,” Smith said. “We feel like we have more items available for this auction.” Saturday will feature the MS Regatta, with more than 100 sailboats more than 20-feet long. Smith said boats will line up at Handy Boat in Falmouth and parade at 10:45 a.m. down to the waters off the Eastern Prom, where they will begin racing at 12:30 p.m. Land-side, there will be a variety of activities (including a pirate scavenger hunt), local vendors and music at Fort Allen Park, where the racing action will be broadcast. The seafarers take center stage on Sunday afternoon with the tug boat muster, which features racing, bumping and pulling among the high-powered boats designed to maneuver cruise ships and oil tankers when they

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Last year, Johnson said the Harborfest raised about $75,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, the group hopes to raise more than $100,000. “I’m confident we will get there,” Johnson said. To help achieve that goal, the group has been soliciting donations from area merchants for Friday night’s live and silent auction, which will be held at Portland Co., 58 Fore St. A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. and a live auction will take place at 9 p.m. Music, food and beverages will be available. Michele Smith, who leads the auction committee, said there are a variety of items to keep people bidding throughout the night. Among them: A men’s Tag Heuer watch from Springer’s Jewelers, an eight carat gold woman’s necklace from AJ Correa & Sons, a Thos. Moser rocking chair, and an evening cocktail cruise for four aboard a private sailboat with Linda Greenlaw.

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By Randy Billings PORTLAND — Seafarers and landlubbers alike will converge on the Eastern Prom this weekend for the 30th Annual MS Harborfest. Festivities begin Friday night with an auction at the Portland Co. and continue Saturday with sailboat races, live music food and local vendors. The festival wraps up Sunday with lobster boat races and tug boat muster. But the festival is not only about celebrating all things nautical — it’s about raising money to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, a chronic and often debilitating disease that attacks the central nervous system. The funds raised will go to programs, services and advocacy for the 4,000 people in Maine diagnosed with MS and their families. Gretchen Johnson, who is on the planning committee, said she is expecting this year’s festival to be the best one yet, not only in terms of events, but also in terms of fundraising.


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Trim, clip, mow: A farewell to summertime maintenance Last week I got a note from the guy who mows my lawn. He’s headed back to college, and with him goes my yard maintenance. Sad? Not really. Although I’m in no hurry to bid the summer ado, and would actually love to have my children on permanent vacation so I’d never again be subjected No Sugar to the symphony of early morning alarm clocks, the news of my lawn boy’s departure makes me smile, not because I dislike him, but because it signals a decline in the two types of maintenance that cause me distress in the warmer weather – yard and body.

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First, let’s talk about yards. Most of us know that the majority of yard maintenance in suburban America is performed by men. You are either married to the man who mows your lawn, dating him, have given birth to him, or you are paying a man, (or a veritable team of men), to do deal with yard-related chores. Yes, lots of woman mow their own lawns and trim their own shrubbery. We are certainly capable of it. I’ve

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done it. My lovely mother, who is 25 years my senior, does it. She claims to actually enjoy yard work. I used to enjoy it, but that was because I was doing it in tandem with my husband – and getting sweaty together held a certain sex appeal. In truth, I could not have cared less about the length of our grass or the state of our weeds. When I moved to Maine with my children, one of my objectives was to find the smallest parcel of lawn possible. My fantasy is to live in the middle of a pine forest, with nothing but a soft carpet of pine needles underfoot. Or directly on the beach. Sand never requires mowing. Sure it’s lovely when the grass begins to turn green after a long Maine winter. Sure it’s lovely when the first flowers begin to burst forth into bloom. But by August, things are out of control. We are growing prize-winning weeds that are taller than our birdbaths. The holly bush has expanded enough to potentially cause bodily harm to the meter-reader man, and I’m once again receiving threatening yellow notes from the electric company, demanding that I locate my hedge clippers. In addition to a cessation of yard care, the gradual decline in body maintenance as summer winds down puts a lilt in my step, as well. The endless cycle of hair removal is enough to make any woman consider a life of sweatpants and possible celibacy, even in the dead of winter, but in the summer, things are ramped up to hyper-speed. And if you’ve shaved in the past few years, and have shopped for new razor blades, you know that they are now stored under lock and key. Like candy in

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I had often wondered what became of the self-indulgent, tie-dyed flower children until I discovered Edgar The board of Cundys Harbor Library is grateful for Allen Beem living and pontificating “progressive” the continued show of great community support. At our twaddle. His recent attack on Gov. Paul LePage and recent book sale, a large amount of quality books were Texas Gov. Rick Perry for supporting a Day of Prayer as donated, making the browsing especially exciting. To a “cynical political ploy,” and characterizing the Amerithe donors and buyers who attended, thank you. can Family Association as a hate group for its views on The July book sale included a bake sale as well. The homosexuality, is a typical smear campaign by Beem. food donations were fantastic, The AFA has negative views on bringing people back for more. gay issues, but it is a strong advocate Thanks to those who donated for family values. Given the “War on food and served as sales persons Poverty’s” destruction of inner-city at the sale. Volunteers are an esfamilies, where single-parent homes sential part of library programs are now endemic and gangs become and events. the “family” of choice for disaffected The library relies on the Annual Book Sale, our big- youth, the AFA has a point. Beem is out to get Perry gest fundraising event aside from the Annual Appeal. with insinuations of “dogged rumors of his own dalliThe community helped us reach that goal and enables ances surfacing during the primary.” Perry had a tough us to expand programs and offer more library services. primary fight with Kay Bailey Hutchinson and an Thank you all. equally tough general election. If either of his opponents Anne Perry had any evidence of “his dalliances” it would have been For the Board of Directors used against him in those elections. Cundys Harbor Library Beem’s real issue with Perry is the threat he repreHarpswell sents to Obama in the 2012 election. Texas under Perry is the only bright light in an otherwise gloomy U. S. The Forecaster • week of August 8th • 4.9x2

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Of course, the reason razor blades are held under such tight security is due to the fact that, ounce for ounce, they now cost roughly the same price as diamonds.

I’ve read that women are supposed to use a brand new razor blade each time we shave our legs. If we lived in southern California, we could ostensibly be spending as much on razor blades as we do to have our lawns mowed. And clearly, that just wouldn’t be right.

Recently, I felt that first foreboding chill in the air on an otherwise perfect summer’s day. Initially, this made me a bit sad, but then I found myself breathing a sigh of relief as the following thought overtook me: “Why bother weeding or mowing? Another six weeks or so, and the frost will kill off everything anyway. Hooray!”

For me, less weeding and less shaving puts a decidedly positive spin on the otherwise melancholy feelings that arise as our abbreviated summer season here in Maine sweetly, but surely, comes to an end.

And really, we need to grasp onto whatever we can to gain strength, as we prepare to face that first heating bill.

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economy. Over 47 percent of all private-sector jobs created in the United States since 2009 have been in Texas. What Perry, and equally, LePage, understand is “the hope for America” rests in a resurgent free-enterprise system and the creation of good private-sector jobs, something about which Beem knows nothing. Jim Coull Cliff Island

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Airheads? Beam, look in the mirror! Yes, most Americans do want their entitlements and expect someone else will pay. Beam summed up the Dem’s platform pretty well in his Aug. 10 column, “Smarten up, America.” The stupidity in this is that no matter how much you tax rich Americans, all the new revenues still can’t support these social programs. From the IRS: 50 percent of Americans pay little or no income tax at all while the top 5 percent paid 60 percent of taxes. And from historian Alexander Fraser Tytler, “A democracy… can only exist until a majority of voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.” If only our airhead journalists would wise up. Alex Piper Freeport


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Closing small post offices is the wrong approach It is no secret that the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing a time of financial instability, partially due to the decline in mail volume. However the root cause of the Postal Service’s struggles are largely due to the way Congress extracts Postal profits. The Postal Service does not utilize tax revenue to support its operations. It is self funded through the sale of postage. For years Congress has used the Postal Service as a cash cow, requiring billions in over-payments to the retirement system as well as about $4 billion each year to pre-fund retiree health benefits. No other agency is required to pay these fees and this is nothing less than Congressional extortion of Postal Service employees. The Postal Service is not a private business; it is a public service that is provided to all citizens of this country. This includes the neighbors and friends of the Station-A Post Office on Congress Street in Portland, which is being considered for closure. Requiring customers to travel to other offices shows a troubling disregard and the Postal Service should recognize that customer service should be their first priority. Eliminating the point of sale in response to reduced revenues invokes a devastating spiral of death for any business. Former Congressman Berkley Bedell stated: “Show me a company that ignores revenue and focuses on cutting costs, and I will show you a firm that is headed for failure.” Closing small post offices is the wrong approach to put us back on track and postal workers will be ensuring that the public is aware of the current plans. Together with our customers we will fight to keep small post offices open for business. Tim Doughty President, Local 458 American Postal Workers Union

Beem’s attitude contradicts his opinion I occasionally read Edgar Allen Beem’s columns and less occasionally I am mildly illuminated by his insights. However, the value of the insights he provides are usually outweighed by his opinionated, judgmental and sanctimonious attitude. I am speaking of the opinions expressed in the July 28 edition. He claims to be a lifelong member of the “progressive” United Church of Christ, while he attacks the entire Maine Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, of which I am a member. I am confounded that a self-proclaimed “progressive” would attack the entire membership of the Catholic Church, on account of the obvious failings of a very few of its priests and administrators. While their acts and omissions were

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Blame it on the poor, Standard & Poor’s, that is Let’s face it, I don’t know squat about the U.S. economy. You don’t know squat about the U.S. economy either. We just do our jobs. We work hard. We pay our bills. We pay our taxes. It’s not our faults the economy is in a tailspin and taking us down with it. A quarter of the mortgaged homes in the country are underwater, meaning they are no longer worth what the owners owe on them. The price of gas is not coming down any time soon. The price of everything else is going up exponentially. Young people can’t find jobs The Universal and old people can’t afford to retire. Savings have been drained. IRAs have tanked. Investments have evaporated. American cities and towns are going bankrupt. And austerity measures in Europe are causing riots in the streets. We better hope the poor in this country don’t figure out that 1) the rich are getting richer, 2) the rich are Edgar Allen Beem not creating new jobs, and 3) the rich are not paying their fair share. The national debt is on the rise. America can’t pay its bills. But the U.S. Congress, scared to death of a handful of tea party twits, refused to raise any new revenues despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans want to end the Bush era tax breaks for the wealthy and raise taxes on the rich. The tea party poopers, however, seem to have persuaded weak-minded congressional leaders that the poor are somehow to blame for the lousy economy. They can’t pay the mortgages on homes they couldn’t afford in the first place. They’re lazy. They get unions to make exorbitant demands for them. They have no incentive to get off the liberal welfare system. They soak up tax dollars and contribute nothing. Half of them are illegal aliens. The

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truly reprehensible and our Church’s response was wholly inappropriate and frankly unfathomable, that is a problem we Catholics wrestle with every day. However, Beem’s “my Church is better than your Church” attitude is not only immature and supercilious, but the rigidity of

other half are Muslim extremists bent on imposing Sharia law and ushering in a worldwide caliphate. Welcome to tea party Amerika! The fact that the U.S. has been fighting the Third World War on credit for 10 years now apparently has nothing to do with the mess we’re in. Nor, for that matter, does it seem to occur to the conservative cowboys and cowgirls in congress that the very people who are supposed to know something about the U.S. economy know less than you and I do — meaning less than squat. The proximate cause of the plunging stock market in recent days was Standard & Poor’s decision to lower the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+. People who invest in the stock market, meaning people who don’t work for a living like you and me, panicked and fled the market. The S&P 500 folks will tell you they were simply responding to the irresponsible congress that almost allowed the U.S. to default. Remember, those tea party pirates are the same folks who wanted to let every bank in the country go belly up rather than bail them out with tax money. They’d rather the country come crashing down around their ears than 1) resort to socialism or 2) raise taxes on their rich masters. But did the bean counters at Standard & Poor’s really think the American people would forget that they are the same duplicitous dolts who gave AAA ratings to worthless investments such as securities backed by subprime mortgages? The reason we’re in the mess we’re in today is very much Standard & Poor’s fault. Just ahead of them in line are George “Asleep at the Wheel” Bush, Goldman Sachs and the Republican Party. If I weren’t philosophically opposed to incarceration for economic crimes, I’d be urging the government to back paddy wagons up to Standard & Poor’s, Goldman Sachs, and GOP headquarters to haul those shiftless mendicants off to jail for crimes against the American people. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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Bath Arrests 8/4 at 9:03 p.m. A 17-year-old boy, of West Bath, was arrested by Officer Ted Raedel on Chandler Drive on a charge of operating under the influence and issued a summons on a charge of illegal transportation of liquor by a minor. 8/5 at 12 p.m. James Dunlop, 26, of Floral Street, was arrested by Officer Keith Jensen on Leeman Highway on a charge of violation of condition of release and issued a summons on a charge of negotiating a worthless instrument. 8/9 at 10:20 a.m. Joseph Holland, 25, listed as homeless, was arrested by Officer Keith Jensen on High Street on a charge of hindering an apprehension. 8/13 John Byrd III, 23, of Bath, was arrested on charges of criminal threatening and violation of bail conditions.

Summonses 8/6 Travis Winchebach, 18, of Tarbox Street, was issued a summons by Officer Ted Raedel on Chestnut Street on a charge of illegal possession of liquor by a minor by consumption. 8/9 Joshua Neisius, 22, of Weeks Street, was issued a summons by Officer Jason Aucoin on State Road on a charge of criminal trespass. 8/9 Michael Brewer, 23, of Chestnut Street, was issued a summons by Sgt. Dan Couture on State Road on a charge of criminal trespass. 8/11 Karen Johnson, 61, of Center Street, Damariscotta, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on Washington Street on a charge of operating with an expired registration for more than 150 days.

Saturday standoff 8/13 at about 11 p.m. Police took a report of a male and female in their 20s who were threatened with a weapon during a drug deal involving marijuana. The incident occurred

in a dirt lot near Spring Street. Further investigation led authorities to go to High Street and arrest John Byrd III, 23, of Bath. Since the nature of the crime involved firearms, police surrounded the home and tried to have Byrd and others exit safely. Byrd finally surrendered without incident after an hour-long standoff, and he was charged with criminal threatening and violation of bail conditions. Police obtained a warrant to search Byrd's residence, and a search on Aug. 14 uncovered evidence such as a weapons involved the crime, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, which were seized. The investigation continues, police said, and other charges may be filed against Byrd.

Fire calls 8/8 at 2 p.m. Unknown line in road on Water Street. 8/8 at 4:25 p.m. Smoke investigation on Middle Street. 8/8 at 6:57 p.m. Smoke investigation on Bernard Street. 8/11 at 10:12 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Drayton Road. 8/11 at 11:08 a.m. Smoke investigation at High and Pine streets. 8/12 at 6:10 p.m. Smoke investigation on Old Brunswick Road. 8/12 at 8:12 p.m. Fire alarm on Middle Street. 8/14 at 12:50 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on York Street. 8/15 at 5:53 p.m. Odor of plastic burning at Shaw's Supermarket.

EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 44 calls from Aug. 8-15.

Brunswick Arrests 8/12 at 11:22 p.m. Katherine T. Perkins, 49, of Meadow Road, Durham, was arrested by Officer Patrick Scott on Durham Road on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/12 at 11:59 p.m. Vicki Clark, 44, of Patricia Road, was arrested by Officer Jason McCarthy on Middle Street on a charge of operating with suspended registration.

Summonses 8/12 at 11:11 p.m. Laurel C. Koepke, 23, of Pleasant Street, Richmond, was issued a summons by Officer Jason McCarthy on Union Street on a charge of possession of a usable amount of marijuana. 8/14 at 12:55 a.m. Ethan M. Menard, 20, of Genthner Way, Topsham, was issued a summons by Officer Jason McCarthy on Mill Street on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

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8/10 at 11:02 a.m. Fire at Village View. 8/10 at 1:09 a.m. Miscellaneous complaints on Summer Street. 8/11 at 6:57 p.m. Medical emergency on Purchase Street. 8/12 at 11:08 p.m. Vehicle crash on I-295. 8/13 at 9:57 a.m. Fire on Main Street, Freeport. 8/13 at 1:56 a.m. Vehicle crash on I-295.

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8/14 at 9:25 p.m. Joshua Hart, 20, of Middlesex Road, was issued a summons by Sgt. Fred Dunn on Topsham Fair Mall Road on a charge of operating after suspension.

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Harpswell Arrests There were no arrests or summonses reported from August 8-15.

Topsham Arrests 8/12 at 8:48 p.m. Matthew Carlson, 51, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Robert Ramsay on Quarry Road on a charge of operating without a license. 8/13 at 1:28 a.m. Sean McNeil, 28, of Hazel Street, Auburn, was arrested by Officer Peter Kaminski on Main Street on a charge of violation of condition of release. 8/13 at 11:43 a.m. Dustan Thompson, 30, no town listed, was arrested on a warrant by Sgt. Fred Dunn on Winners Circle.

Summonses 8/12 at 3:59 p.m. Courtney O'Toole, 26, no town listed, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on Mallett Drive on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 8/14 at 6:08 p.m. Tyler Bruce, 31, of Lewis Hill Road, Bowdoin, was issued a summons by Sgt. Fred Dunn on Route 201 on a charge of operating after suspension.

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Obituaries from previous page following Bowdoin College sports and spending time at his cottage at Bay Point in Georgetown. He was predeceased by his brother, David, in 2002. Surviving are his three sons, Mark Coffin and his wife, Lisa of Houston, Texas, D. Todd Coffin and his wife, Lorena of Freeport, and Ryan Lovell and his partner, Jason Gratt of Somerville, Mass.; his sister, Mary Fish of Brunswick; four grandchildren, Zachary and Jocelyn Coffin, both of Houston, Texas, and Alex and Maxwell Coffin, both of Freeport; and his former wife, Sarah Weatherbee, and her husband, Edmund Jurenas of Brunswick. Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of choice. Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.

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Sharon Jewett of Bowdoin; two sons, Norman D. “Norm” Jewett, and Robert L. “Bob” Jewett, both of Brunswick; two sisters, Aili Dixon of Brunswick and Sara Fullerton of Bath, and brother Robert K. Jewett of Bath; many nieces and nephews; seven step-children, Michael, Albert, Stuart, Joe, Corrie, Matt, and Lisa; and many children who knew him as “Grandpa.” There are no services planned. Close family will honor him with a celebrationof-life party in Brunswick. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where memorial condolences may be made at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

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New Hires, Promotions Town & Country Federal Credit Union has appointed two new branch managers. Scott Peters of Falmouth has been named manager of Town & Country’s Northgate branch at 3 Auburn St. in Portland. Walter McCallister of Standish recently joined Town & Country as manager of the Scarborough branch at 257 U.S. Route One. Allen & Selig Realty of North Yarmouth and Bath has added three realtors to its growing team: Eleanor “Ellie” Carolan of North Yarmouth, Jessica Jensen of Durham, and Ellen Vaughan of North Yarmouth and Monhegan Island. BerryDunn, a certified public accounting and management consulting firm, has made the following recent hires: Michael Schoenbaum, systems administrator; Reid Butler, staff accountant, General Practice Industry Group; Ashley Hawkins-Kimball, staff accountant, General Practice Industry Group; Nicholas Crosman, tax specialist, Tax Industry Group; Melissa Gouin, staff accountant, General Practice Industry Group. In addition, the firm has made the following promotions: Alyson deWildt, senior manager, Tax Practice Group; Lisa S. Trundy, senior manager, Health Care/Not-for-Profit Industry Group; Ryan Gough, manager, Health Care/Not-for-Profit Industry Group; Kristen Perry, manager, Financial Services Industry Group; Jennifer Sanctuary, manager, Financial Services Industry Group; Sandra S. Pappajohn, manager, Commercial Industry Group; Sheena Curtis, manager, Tax Industry Group; Christopher Ellingwood, manager, Management and Information Technology Consulting Group. Dahlia D. Lynn of Gorham has been named the University of Southern Maine’s interim associate provost for academic affairs, responsible for the General Education Core, Women and Gender Studies, the Honors Program, and Russell Scholars. Dr. Richard Birkel

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Left: Division 1 winner, “Big Dog Party,” skippered by Pete Price, jockeys for position at the start of the Portland Yacht Club Monhegan/Manana/Seguin Trophy Race last weekend. Right: “Big Dog Party” takes the lead in front of “Buzz,” skippered by Rich Stevenson. “Buzz” finished second. “Resolute,” skippered by Fred Madeira, placed third. Other winners included “Kaos,” skippered by Scott Smithwick, in Division 2, “Sorn,” skippered by Jesse Deupree, in Division Multihull, “Spitfire,” skippered by Ben duPont, in Division Double Handed, “Seven,” skippered by Tom Hall, in Division Manana and “Morning Star,” skippered by Jim Palmer, in Division Sequin.

My favorites players are... By Bryan O’Connor Two weeks ago, I compared the 20 best baseball players in the game today to my 20 favorite bands. In celebration of the subjectivity of the music list, I thought I would share a rundown of my favorite baseball players, position-by-position. Naturally, the list will be Red Sox-heavy, so I’ll provide an alternative choice at each position where I choose a Boston player.

Catcher: Jason Varitek, Red Sox In 2011, I’m less excited to see Varitek’s bat in the lineup two of every five games, but until someone else shoves a glove in Alex Rodriguez’s face during a bitter pennant race, Varitek will be my favorite catcher. He’s caught four no-hitters, won two World Series, and served as a bridge from the hardworking, blue-collar Red Sox who broke the curse to the highpriced, must-win powerhouse they’ve become. My alternate choice is the Athletics’ Kurt Suzuki. Catching is all about defense, and Suzuki is as thrilling defensively as anyone who regularly dons the tools of ignorance, whether he’s laying out for diving catches or picking off baserunners from his knees.

First Base: Albert Pujols, Cardinals It’s not like me to pick the best player and call him my favorite, but I’ve always found Pujols admirable, particularly for a superstar. Since so many athletes at Pujols’ level — Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James come to mind — are arrogant, uncomfortable with their level of fame, or just plain unlikable, it’s truly refreshing to know Albert Pujols only as the greatest player of his generation, not as an international brand who happens

to play baseball. Pujols is also (allegedly) almost precisely my age (he’s 37 days older), which makes his ascent to the top of the game all the more impressive as it corresponded with my slow crawl to the middle of the nonprofit accounting game. It’s hard to dislike the Sox’s Adrian Gonzalez, but with all the RBI opportunities his new uniform has afforded him, I think he’s on the fast track to overratedville.

Second Base: Orlando Cabrera, Giants I’d prefer to think of Cabrera as a shortstop forever, but he’s primarily played second this year. Before he came to the Red Sox, I remember watching a slick-fielding young Expo and wondering why he didn’t win Gold Gloves every year. When the Sox traded for him in July 2004, he homered in his first game and I was in love. To me, he’ll always be the centerpiece of that World Series team, the guy who energized a clubhouse full of bigger stars than himself, inventing personalized handshakes with every teammate and trading hugs with Big Papi all the way to the championship. He’s been bad enough in subsequent years that I’m finally willing to accept Theo Epstein’s decision not to re-sign him in 2005, but I’ll never forget Orlando Cabrera in 2004. Dustin Pedroia, of course, could contend for this spot and if Pokey Reese were still active, I would have to move Cabrera or Reese to shortstop.

Third Base: David Wright, Mets Wright came up in the spotlight, joining the Mets in 2004 amid great hype. New York’s other team was in need of a great player and a lovable personality to counter

Derek Jeter, and Wright fit the bill instantly, batting over .300 with 25-plus homers every year from 2005 to ’08. He led the Mets to the brink of the World Series in ’06 and challenged for MVP Awards in ’07 and ’08. Just when he seemed poised to steal Jeter’s crown, the Mets moved into a new stadium in 2008 and Wright couldn’t figure out how to get a ball out of it. He only hit 10 home runs in 2009 and his defense took a big hit, all while the crosstown rivals won their first title in nine years. Now Wright is an injuryprone, poor fielding, averagehitting player on a middling team. But he’s still not Derek Jeter, and that’s good enough for me.

Shortstop: Yuniesky Betancourt, Brewers That’s right; I picked the best hitter in the game as my first baseman and the worst hitter as my shortstop. Betancourt is a sabermetrician’s nightmare, rarely taking a walk and playing putrid defense at the most important position on the field. It’s because he’s so bad, though, that he’s brought me so much entertainment, as baseball writers love to slam Yuni, and some are quite good at it. I have some admiration, too, for players able to escape Cuba to live a better life playing baseball in the States. And how many shortstops in big league history have had better names than Yuniesky Betancourt?

Left Field: Wily Mo Pena, Mariners Any fan of the Reds, Red Sox, Nationals, Diamondbacks, or Mariners (who signed Pena last week) who says he doesn’t love Wily Mo Pena has to be lying. At 29, I’m not sure if he’s figured out how to hit a curveball yet, or whether he’ll ever take another walk, but when Wily Mo gets a

hold of a pitch, someone in the cheap seats is getting a souvenir. I like Carl Crawford, but I’d like to see him prove he can handle the Boston spotlight before I call him my favorite left fielder.

Center Field: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates I’ve only seen McCutchen play in three games, but it doesn’t even take that long to feel his electrifying presence. McCutchen can field, run, throw, hit for average, and hit for power. Best of all, he’s doing it in Pittsburgh, a city with a great ballpark and a great history; one that deserves its first superstar since their last one left for San Francisco in 1992 and took the Pirates’ postseason aspirations with him. Jacoby Ellsbury and Nyjer Morgan are also among my favorites, but Red Sox are ineligible and my list has plenty of Brewers without Tony Plush (Morgan’s alter ego).

Right Field: Kosuke Fukudome, Indians I like Fukudome for the stoic look on his face at the plate, for his crisp swing, and for his willingness to take a walk. More than anything, though, I like his name. I started playing recreational softball in 2008, and I named my first team Welcome to the Fukudome (a nod to Public Enemy as well as the Cubs’ newest import). We weren’t particularly good, but we had the best name in the league. Fukudome was just traded to the Indians to fill in for another of my favorites, injured right fielder and SABR darling Shin-soo Choo, who could easily have held this spot.

Designated Hitter: David Ortiz, Red Sox The easiest pick of all. You have to root against the Red Sox to dislike Ortiz. He has made a career

out of October heroics and walkoff hits. He’s second to Orlando Cabrera in handshake ingenuity, and he has arguably the greatest smile in the history of sports. My alternate choice is the Orioles’ Vladimir Guerrero, for all the years he spent toiling in relative obscurity north of the border before achieving great fame limping around outfields in Anaheim, Arlington and Baltimore. In his six full seasons in Montreal, he was worth almost 35 marginal wins to the Expos, combining prodigious power with excellent on-base skills and a cannon for a right arm. And he never met a pitch he couldn’t turn into a hit.

Right-Handed Pitcher: Zack Greinke, Brewers

I love that one of baseball’s greatest pitchers is also one of its greatest enigmas. Greinke suffers from a social anxiety disorder that was once so crippling that he contemplated retiring from baseball in his early 20s and playing professional golf. Despite his social issues, he’s married to a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. He throws a fastball that reaches the upper 90s, a devastating slider he throws in the upper 80s, and an eephus pitch he lobs occasionally at 50 mph. Statistically, Greinke is just as enigmatic. In 2009, he led the AL in ERA at 2.16 and won the Cy Young Award. In 2010, his ERA was 4.17 and he lost more games than he won. In 2011, he was traded to the weaker league, but his ERA has gone up again, to 4.21. Behind that ERA, though, lies a performance closer to that of his Cy Young season than last year’s bust. Greinke has struck out a league-leading 11.27 hitters per nine innings and walked just 2.1,

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Exploring the Sam Ristich Trail System in North Yarmouth From the North Yarmouth Town Office near the junction of Route 9 and Route 115 in North Yarmouth, four trails connect to provide a peaceful four-mile round-trip walk through a beautiful forest landscape. Plan for a three-hour walk if you bring your binoculars and are intent on enjoying a wide variety of bird sightings as we did on our 6 a.m. start from the Town Office parking lot. As we walked down the Old Railroad Bed Trail toward the turnaround point out near Route 231, we heard the piercing call of a hawk up ahead. The call got closer and closer. We suddenly looked up into a trail-side oak and saw a majestic hawk sitting on a dead branch peering down at us. It kept calling as we zeroed in on it with our binoculars. Suddenly a flock of blue jays descended into the branches around the hawk and started an absolute racket, all the while flitting about the hawk. Bothered by all the commotion, the hawk swooped off into a nearby tree, and the jays seemed happy for a few minutes. Then we heard another hawk

calling from a tree 20 yards off the trail. The jays began hounding our original hawk again and it flew to yet another perch. There might have even been a third hawk. With all the hawk calls, the screaming of jays, and wings beating through the trees it was hard to keep track of the players. We have always been used to seeing hawks at the edge of open fields or soaring over meadows looking for prey. But what a surprise to see them in a deep, dark forest. We imagined how excited Sam Ristich would have been at our discovery. The “Mushroom Man” to many, mycologist Ristich inspired children and adults alike to discover the fascinating treasures of forest and fen over his many years of living in the Yarmouth area. Check out the Ristich website (samristich.com) for more information about this remarkable man. The Old Railroad Bed was originally part of the Maine Central Railroad system, but in 1911 it was abandoned for today’s current route near the Royal River. A slight rise coming out of Walnut Hill village required

the consumption of more coal and of course more money as the price of coal increased. The flatter route allowed more profitability. Note the granite culverts placed along the railroad bed to direct the flow of water. This area also had a thriving granite industry for many years. You will see evidence of two small quarries on the Sam Ristich Loop Trail just south of the Old Railroad Bed Trail. The gray granite from the Yarmouth and Pownal areas was used to help build the New York State Capitol in Albany and the Pillsbury mills in Minneapolis, as well as the Cribstone Bridge to Bailey Island. From the railroad bed you will pass by a beaver flowage filled with the sounds of bullfrogs, and a few hundred yards later reach the end of the mowed rail corridor, the turnaround point. We spent 40 minutes here munching on succulent sweet raspberries, and scanning the marshy area to the west for birds. Goldfinches were everywhere, perched on the tops of dead trees, boldly outlined against the milky early morning sky. Unlike most birds goldfinches start their families in August and September because they are seed-eaters and must wait for the seeds to finally appear in late summer to feed to their young. Tree swallows darted here and there in search of insects. Cedar waxwings, red-winged blackbirds, and a number of sparrows were also seen. We headed back through the two whiteblazed Ristich Trails, eventually walking out the Parsonage Road to sit awhile in the Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Route 9. A granite bench provided by the

Cole Land Transportation Museum was inscribed with “All Gave Some – Some Gave All.” A beautiful morning walk, warmth and sun, a breeze rustling through the trees – we felt extremely lucky. Many large white pine tower above the open forest floor throughout the trail system. Beech trees with their smooth gray bark are in great abundance as well. Oak, birch, and hemlock round out the dominant species along the trails. Benches are placed at peaceful spots along the way for rest and reflection. To the west of the Sam Ristich Nature Trail you will note a gigantic sand pit through the trees, evidence that there was a lot of water flowing through and over this area from the melting ice 12,000 years ago. The North Yarmouth Historical Society was of great help in preparing this article. Be sure to check out their website for history and pictures of the North Yarmouth area that will help you better appreciate all the wonderful things you will encounter on your walk. A detailed trail map and interpretive brochure can be downloaded from the town of North Yarmouth website. Click on “Park Facilities” and go to the bottom of the page. Once you walk this system of trails you will be back this fall to enjoy the foliage colors and again this winter with your snowshoes. Peace and quiet, and great beauty reside here – all seasons. Michael Perry is the former director of the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools and founder of Dreams Unlimited, specializing in inspiring outdoor slide programs for civic groups, businesses and schools. Contact him at michaelj_perry@comcast.net.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band rocks Ocean Gateway Aug. 19

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

Mid Coast Films Monday 8/22 Women and Children in the Jails and Prisons of America, documentary, 7 p.m., free, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

Galleries Friday 8/19 3rd Friday Art Walk and Drive Bath, 24+ sites, 5-8 p.m. self-guided art tour, sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, fiveriversartsalliance. org, 798-6964. Maine Woodturners Exhibition, work by Ann Prescott, Peter Asselyn, Mark Irving, Winfield Libby, Ken Shepard, Bruce McCreedy, Bill Housely and others, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Saturday 8/20 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, 100+ artisans, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with music, theater, family activities and more, Maine Street and Town Mall, sponsored by Brunswick Downtown Association, 729-4439, brunswickdowntown.org. Giant Yard Art Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org. ”Graphite,” drawings by Kate Beck; sculpture, drawings by James Marshall; 4-6 p.m. opening, exhibit through Sept. 10, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

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Music Friday 8/19 Open Mic Night at Side Door Coffee House, 7 p.m., sign up at door, $6-$5, kids free, Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, FMI, 729-3578 or 504-6043.

Theater/Dance Maine State Music Theatre, 2011 Summer Season, 2 p.m. matinees, 7:30 p.m. evening shows, “The Wiz,” Aug. 10-27, all shows at Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, tickets at MSMT box office, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, 725-8769 or msmt.org. ”Harriet the Spy,” presented by The Theater Project’s Young People’s Theater Camp, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19-21, $6 suggested donation, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, theaterproject.com, or 729-8584. ”You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” presented by Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Aug. 18-20 and Aug. 25-27; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, $15, Studio 48 PAC, 20 Davis St., Brunswick, tickets, 590-7276.

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Sunday 8/21 Snowlion Repertory Company, auditions for holiday musical “The Christmas Bride” seeking varied musical theatre performers ages 18+, 5-8 p.m. auditions at Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, showtimes Dec. 15-21 at Lucid Stage in Portland, must call 518-9305 for audition appointment, FMI, snowlionrep.org.

Books, Authors Monday 8/22 Reader’s Circle Book Group, discussing “This Boy’s Life: A Memoir

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Films Friday 8/19 Movies at the Museum, “The Tree,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $7, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 or portlandmuseum.org.

Tuesday 8/23 Summer Documentary Film Series and discussion, “Last Train Home,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 23, free, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Galleries Friday 8/19 Freeport Third Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., for map, participating galleries, freeportusa.com/artwalk2011.html.

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Husband and wife roots-rock and blues duo, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, are performing as The Tedeschi Trucks Band, rain or shine, at Ocean Gateway Terminal, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier in Portland, on Friday, Aug. 19. Tickets are $41 advanced / $46 door/ $76 VIP. The all-ages show begins at 6 p.m. Concert grounds include a 21+ beer garden. Tickets are available at the Port City Music Hall box office at 504 Congress St., Portland, and online at portcitymusichall.com.

Saturday 8/20 15th Annual Maine Audubon Arts and Fine Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, admission $4 suggested/ $3 Audubon members, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, 781-2330, maineaudubon.org. Ferdinand 10th Anniversary Celebration, hand-crafted, vintage products and more, 5-8 p.m., Ferdinand, 243 Congress St., Portland, ferdinandhomestore.com, 761-2151. Freeport Art and Craft Fair, Maine-made jewelry, pottery, art and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., First Parish Church, Main St., Freeport, firstparishmarket.com.

Sunday 8/21 Maine Audubon Arts and Fine Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., admission, $4 suggested/ $3 Audubon members, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Gilsland Farm Road,

Falmouth, 781-2330, maineaudubon.org.

Thursday 8/25 Martha Burkert: “Near and Far” and Jon Kolkin: ”Dreamscape,” 5-7 p.m. opening artists’ reception, exhibit through Oct. 9, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.

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Wednesday 8/24

Portland Chamber Music Festival, 18th Summer Season, Aug. 11–20, $25, Abromson Center, USM Portland, 88 Bedford St., Portland, tickets, 1-800-320-0257, concert schedule at pcmf.org.

Standard Issue, Jazz fromThe Great American Songbook, 6-9 p.m., free, Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut St., Portland, wrsedutainment.com.

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“Drawing the Line #7” new work by Susan Groce, Kimberly Convery, Ken Greenleaf, Robin Mandel, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 24, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

Hungry March Band, 7-9 p.m., free/ donations encouraged, all ages, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529, localsprouts.coop.

Danielle Miraglia and Paddy Mills, acoustic folk, 7:30 p.m., $10, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-4421.

Saturday 8/27 Peaks Island Saturday Art Walk, 3–7 p.m., Peaks Island, for map of participating galleries, Gem Gallery, the Inn on Peaks or peaksisland-artwalks.org.

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Tate House Museum, museum tours June 18-Oct. 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, $8 adults, $6 seniors $3 ages 6-12; architecture tours first and third Thursday of each month; and garden tours, call for times, Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org. The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Garden, guided tours through October, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult, $10 senior/student, $3 child, garden is free to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

Saturday 8/20 A Stitch in Time: Quilts, The Fabric of Our History, presentation, with quilt appraisals to benefit muse-

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Marty Dread, reggae, 9 p.m., $6, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, tickets, portlandempire.com. The Tedeschi Trucks Band, with guest Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 6 p.m, $41 advance/ $46 Door/ $76 VIP, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Commercial St., Portland, portcitymusichall.com.

Saturday 8/20 The Bobs, a cappella, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $28 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. Barb Truex with August Ensemble, house concert hosted by Jay York, 8 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 58 Wilmot St., Portland, advance tickets, Barb Truex, 892-7578, or babstruex@gmail.com. Portland Music & Arts Festival, proceeds benefit The Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., free until 4 p.m., $5 after 4 p.m., with Skyler, Pete Miller, Amanda Gervasi, Lyle Divinsky and more, 128 Free St., Portland, theportlandmusicandartsfestival.com.

Tuesday 8/23 Chelsea Chen, Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Summer Con-

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Friday 8/26

Craig Bickhardt in concert, 8 p.m., $15, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Saturday 8/27

The Baseball Project, 8 p.m., 18+, $15 advance/ $15 door/ $25 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets, portcitymusichall.com.

Songwriter Workshop with Craig Bickhardt, 1–5:30 p.m., $35, Mayo Street Arts, 317 Main Street Music Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-9559, 317mainst.org.

Theater & Dance

”The Passion of the Hausfrau,” comedy, Aug. 18-27, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, $15 adults/ $12 seniors and students, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505.

Sunday 8/21

”Welcome to Homo Hollow” 17 Years of Queer Country Living Celebrated through Music, Satire, Juggling and Drag,” presented by The Eggplant Faerie Players, 6 p.m., 21+, $3 minimum suggested donation, Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland, 282-0900.

Friday 8/26

Portland Improv Experience, PIE, 7:30 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd, Portland, 899-3993.

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‘The Wiz’ closes in Brunswick By Scott Andrews Fields of yellow goldenrod and white Queen Anne’s lace herald the end of the summer season, and that’s exactly what’s happening in Brunswick and Portland. In the former, Maine State Music Theatre opened its final show of 2011 last weekend: “The Wiz,” the seven-time Tony Awardwinner of 1975, is a re-telling of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in an African-American cultural context. In the latter, the Portland Chamber Music Festival wraps up its 18th season with concerts on Thursday and Saturday. Arundel Barn Playhouse has a fine jukebox music running through this weekend: “A Taffeta Wedding” is a continuation of a longrunning series that showcases pop music of the 1950s and 1960s.

‘The Wiz’ The iconic story of Dorothy’s adventures in the imaginary Land of Oz has been dramatized on stage and film for more than a century, beginning with author L. Frank Baum himself. The best-known adaptation was “The Wizard of Oz,” the 1939 MGM film extravaganza starring Judy Garland. One of the most innovative and imaginative of those re-tellings appeared on Broad-

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Two good witches are among the cast of characters that Dorothy encounters in the Land of Oz in “The Wiz,” the seven-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of 1975. It’s the final 2011 production of Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick.

Clayton Cornelious and Nikkieli DeMone) plus two good witches (Gwen Stewart and Gayle Turner). Before returning to Kansas Dorothy confronts the Wiz himself (Bobby Daye) and has to kill the Wicked Witch of the West (Stewart doubling). I loved MST’s production of “The Wiz,” which pulses musical and dramatic energy and excitement from curtain up to denouement. Maine State Music Theatre presents “The Wiz” through Aug. 27 at Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College Campus in Brunswick. Call 725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org.

Portland Chamber Music Festival “After 18 years, I’m still totally invigorated by the festival,” says Jenny Elowitch, artistic and executive director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival. It certainly showed last Saturday, when 300-plus people flocked to the second of the festival’s four concerts. I’ve been attending PCMF for all 18 years, and it was one of the largest crowds I’ve ever seen. Two concerts remain, and both exhibit Elowitch’s penchant for mixing masterworks of the classical canon with modern pieces by currently active composers. All the players are world-class musicians with years of playing at the highest professional level, and several hold first chairs with major orchestras. The new work on the Aug. 18 concert is a short piece by Melinda Wagner, who won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Scored for oboe plus string quartet, this 2010 bit of musical joviality was inspired by Wagner’s cat and bears the onomatopoetic title of “Scritch.” Elowitch notes: “This is really lighthearted, short, humorous – and immediately likable. It’s a fun piece that’s also a vehicle for virtuosic oboe playing.”

“Scritch” is sandwiched between two long-established masterpieces: a string trio by Ludwig van Beethoven and a sextet for winds and strings by Francois Poulenc. The festival concludes on Aug. 20 with a lyrical piece for clarinet, flute and strings by Osvaldo Golijov, a modern American composer who was born in Argentina and has absorbed influences from Europe and Israel. Elowitch has programmed works by Golijov several times before, and the composer himself attended the festival in 1995. The 18th season wraps up with Franz Schubert’s octet for winds and strings, performed for only the second time in the festival’s history. All concerts take place at 8 p.m. at the Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St. on the University of Maine Portland campus. Visit www.pcmf.org.

‘A Taffeta Wedding’

Every summer theater has a jukebox musical on its schedule nowadays, and Arundel Barn’s current offering of “A Taffeta Wedding” is an archetype of the genre. Times two. Typically these shows revolve around a period musical ensemble, in this case the Taffetas, a female foursome from the 1950s and 1960s. The moniker comes from the costuming; their dresses are constructed from lustrous taffeta that was so popular at the time. For this show – fourth in a series that began more than a decade ago – the Taffetas are joined in holy matrimony by the Cardigans, four fraternity brothers who sing close harmony. And the four weddings take place in front of a national television audience. “A Taffeta Wedding” is textbook model of a jukebox musical, showcasing about two dozen hit songs, centered around eight stereotypical characters and connected by the flimsiest plot imaginable. The music, representing the apogee of Tin Pan Alley, is first and foremost. Songs include “Mister Sandman,” “To Know Him Is To Love Him,” “Goin’ To the Chapel,” “The End of the World,” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” and “It’s In His Kiss.” (The latter is perhaps better known as the “Shoop Song.”) Many of these wonderful tunes have become part and parcel of American pop culture. The cast comprises college students of musical theater and recent graduates of these programs. They’re all appealing fresh faces who lend fresh energy to these golden oldies. Although I liked “A Taffeta Wedding” very much, I was disappointed in the overall homogeneity of Lewis’ vocal arrangements – most of them created specifically for this show – which allowed precious few opportunities for individual characters and voices to stand out. Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road (just off Rt. 1) presents “A Taffeta Wedding” through Aug. 20. Call 985-5552 or visit www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com.

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Mid Coast Benefits

Shore Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Fishing Families for Harpswell Community Scholarship, 4-8 p.m., lobster, mussels, corn, potato, dessert, $25 donation, add a lobster $5; childrens’ menu, hot dog/hamburger, corn, chips or potato, $7, Mitchell Field, Rte. 123, Harpswell (10.5 miles from intersection of Routes 123 and 24), rain or shine under tent, FMI, 833-6451. Yard Sale to benefit theater programs for young people, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, theaterproject.com, 729-8584.

Friday 8/26 Boothbay Harbor Princess Evening Cruise, Meals on Wheels fundraiser, music, dancing, raffles, advanced registration, $20/person, FMI, Spectrum Generations, 729-0475.

Bulletin Board Sunday 8/21 Bath “Dog Day,” celebrate the dog days of summer at an outdoor pedestrian mall on Front St., closed to traffic between Centre and Elm, merchant booths, petrelated products/activities, police dog demo, contests, 12-4 p.m., outdoor concert 7-9 p.m., City Park Gazebo, FMI Gayle Hunt, 442-6636.

Monday 8/22 Senator Collins’ staff office hours, 3-4 p.m., no appt. necessary, Bowdoinham Town Office, 13 School St., Bowdoinham, FMI, 780-3575.

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Benefit Cookout, fundraiser for No Marine Alone Project, 11 a.m.1 p.m. lunch, $5-$6, parking lot at Evergreen Credit Union, 799 Broadway, South Portland, FMI, Debi, 799-0074.

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Brunswick Women’s History walking tour, led by Polly Kaufman, USM professor, 3 p.m., lasting from 1-1.5 hours, registration required, 729-6606, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick.

Paws for a Cause Walk for the Animals, hosted by The Coastal Humane Society, to benefit homeless animals of CHS, 9:30 a.m. register, 10 a.m. walk, Discovery Park, L.L.Bean campus, Main Street, Freeport, register, firstgiving.com/chsdogwalk, FMI, coastalhumanesociety.org.

Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., hosted by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, 5450 Fitch Ave., Brunswick, 798-6512, for tickets and events schedule, visit greatstateofmaineairshow.us/home. html

Sunday 8/28 Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., hosted by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, 5450 Fitch Ave., Brunswick, 798-6512, for tickets and events schedule, visit greatstateofmaineairshow.us/home. html Mid Coast Auto Show, vehicle registration 8-10 a.m., show 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., $3 general public, $10 exhibitors, McMahon Athletic Complex, 181 Congress Ave., Bath, midcoastautoshow.com, 443-8360.

Dining Out Sunday 8/21 Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:3010 a.m., suggested donation, $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $15 max, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, Bob Turcotte, 443-6015.

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Wednesday 8/24 “Cruising Away Cancer” to benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, hosted by the Maine Elks Association, 6-9 p.m. sunset cruise on Casablanca, $25, with music, raffles, cash bar, Portland Harbor, tickets, fundraising.mmc.org/netcommunity/sslpage.aspx?pid=700, Kathleen Cotterly, 998-2282.

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Estate and Yard Sale, to benefit Cousins Island Chapel & Cousins, Littlejohn Island Improvement Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Chapel and Community House, Cousins Island, Carey Trimble, 846-9347.

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NNEPRA from page 1 The firm weighed cost, road connections, railroad operations, land use compatibility and topography more heavily than any other factors, and weighed residence proximity and traffic impacts the lowest. Brunswick West ranked more highly than either the Brunswick Industrial Park site or Brunswick East, also known as the Crooker site in Cook’s Corner, on both weighted and un-weighted scales. “None of the candidate sites can be considered to be a ‘perfect site,’” the report states. However “because of its historical use as a railroad property, proximity to the station, availability and cost effectiveness, (Brunswick West) best accommodates the operational requirements of Downeaster service and the overall development plans of the Town of Brunswick.” Jan Okolowicz, Parsons Brinckerhoff’s project manager, also did an analysis of air, noise and vibration effects if the facility were to be constructed at Brunswick West and concluded they would have little effect more than 200 feet from the facility. The closest residences are located 230 feet away, according to the report. The largest noise impact would come between 2 and 4 a.m., when the Downeaster blasts its horn before leaving the facility – something required by federal law. But Okolowicz said with minimal work, the impacts of the horn and other neighbors’ concerns could be mitigated. NNEPRA Executive Director Patricia Quinn said at a press briefing Wednesday that the rail group did not hire a consultant just to tell them what they wanted to hear. Rather, she said the group back-tracked in response to neighbors’ concerns and re-considered multiple locations for the facility. “All of us were willing to say we could

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Councilors question their roles and responsibilities As the multi-month process of deciding where to locate the facility draws to a close, Brunswick town councilors are divided over how involved they should be. The Council has not issued a formal statement in support of one site or another, although individual councilors have stated their opinions at the numerous meetings about the train facility held by Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, over the summer. The item has not appeared on an agenda at a council meeting. The council’s silence has been frustrating to residents of Hennessey Avenue and Bouchard Drive, who live close to the Brunswick West site and have been fighting the project. “I was and am confused by the silence that I hear from you people,” said Dan Sullivan, a Bouchard Drive resident, at the

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Dining Dish from page 5 Ricetta’s of Falmouth, located at The Shops in Falmouth Village on Route 1, announced a grand re-opening with the name Ricetta’s Ristorante. Binga’s Wingas Portland location, 77 Free St., will be closed on Sundays and Mondays and will re-open 7 days a week after Labor Day. The Yarmouth location, 907 Route 1, will stay open Sundays and Mondays. In Brunswick, the Green Restaurant Association recently named The Great Impasta at 42 Maine St., a Certified Green

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something of us, I believe it’s our duty to respond and let people know where we stand.” Councilor Benet Pols agreed, and worried some councilors were favoring the desires of local institutions over residents’ concerns. “What is the town?” he asked. “Is it made up of a bunch of institutions or is it made up of a bunch of people?” But Councilor Gerald Favreau said he did not support making an official council statement until NNEPRA has decided where to locate the facility and then work with neighbors to mitigate its effects. “NNEPRA is going to do their own thing no matter what and by not stepping on their toes I feel they’re going to make the right decision,” he said. Councilor Ben Tucker agreed, and worried that endorsing one site over another not only would have little effect on NNEPRA’s decision, but would sour the relationship between the town and the rail authority. But for residents who are fighting the project, like Anna Nelson, who acts as the group’s spokeswoman, the silence is itself a statement. “(Councilors) were told they didn’t have a say, so they’ve backed out of the picture, when really we need for them to advocate for the residents of the town and not for NNEPRA,” she said.

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from page 1 something to the youth that no one else does in this community, and my staff are an important part of these kids’ lives.” He pointed out that the issues in the pool area are not the Skatepark’s fault, and that “we did a lot of work on the park that we’re in. We did heating upgrades, we did roof upgrades.” The council is faced with three options, presented by Stephen Blatt Architects, of how to demolish the old Y. The first, estimated to cost nearly $274,000, would involve the pool, boiler and fitness sections of the facility being torn down, while the gym and lobby would still be used for the Skatepark. Blatt considers this option difficult due to lack of space for staging a demolition crane, recycling containers and temporary material storage. The second option could cost more than $410,000 and would include demolition of the entire facility. Demolition staging would be simpler from Summer Street through removal of the gym and lobby first, and the gym area would facilitate space for the crane to be staged, as well as for the recycling containers and material storage. Option three, which could cost nearly $468,000, would see the pool, boiler and fitness areas demolished first, while the gym and lobby would come down separately later on. Balboni told the council earlier this month that he and the

Skatepark board of directors recommend the third option, and that the Armory provides an opportunity for the Skatepark to relocate. Balboni on Wednesday asked the council to approve $5,000 to hire contractors to conduct a study of the Armory, to determine how much renovations at the facility will cost. He noted afterward that necessary improvements include bathroom, plumbing and electrical upgrades, as well as a sprinkler system. “Let’s base the decisions on actual numbers,” he said. “What would it cost to be in there?” Balboni noted that it is important, in the process of the Skatepark board pursuing funding for the move, for the city to support the Armory being used to house the Skatepark. “Anything we can do to reduce the tax burden, the better,” he said. Jackie Dwinal of Washington Street noted that she has nothing against the youth in the community, but that “the burden of finding a home for the Skatepark should not lie solely on the shoulders of Bath taxpayers, but on the Skatepark.” Skatepark board member Heidi Tucker said the group is “excited about moving our kids and our equipment to a new facility, and we’re willing and ready to write the grants we need to, to at least get that part of the move done.”

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Radio from page 2 generator for the equipment, an approximately $3,000 to $4,000 expense, will be required within about a year. “Since we already have a generator that powers the whole (public safety) building over here, there won’t need to be a new one,” Knight explained, noting that the town will no longer have to lease space for its antenna, since it will be located on town property. Knight said access to the Mt. Ararat site has been difficult in the winter and will be easier at the public safety building. The town will remove its antenna from the current site and keep it as a spare, while purchasing a new one for the new location for reliability reasons, Knight said. It will cost nearly $12,000 to install the new antenna and move the equipment. The town is funding the expense through its Federal Emergency Management Agency reserve account, from which the town draws money for public safety purposes. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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ABSOLUTE BEST PRICES PAID FOR OLD THINGS Glass-China-Jewelry-Silverware-Old Books-PostcardsButtons-Linens-Quilts-TrunksTools-Toys-Dolls-Fountain Pens-Military-Games-PuzzlesFurniture-Bottles etc. Cumberland Antiques Celebrating 28 years of trusted customer service. Call 838-0790.

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

865-1255

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

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

I BUY ANYTHING OLD!

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

Dog Walking Paul Carroll

Dog Walking/Cat Care, Feeding

Cumberland North Yarmouth Cell 400-6465 20 plus years experience

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING Insured • Honest & Reliable Reasonable Rates Homes, Cabins, Real Estate

Move in or Move out Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly or 1 time cleaning Serving Portland & Surrounding Areas

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CLEANING

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

AUCTIONS

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

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PURRRS PETSITTING for cats and dogs in Freeport & Yarmouth area. Experienced, refs available. 838-9317 or purrrspetsitting@gmail.com

AUTOS

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PET PENOUTDOOR UNIQUE, on wheels, handmade. 48x24x24, new. $35.00. 829-4213.

WANTED DAMAGED VEHICLES- Non-Inspection. Call Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections.Custom painting/collision work. 38 years experience. 878-3705.

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SPACE FOR RENT Flexible sizes from 3,400 up to 17,000 Sq Ft. Video Surveillance, Internet Access. Short distance to Gray & Auburn turnpike exits. Location 249 Sabbathday Rd. Lease rates 2.00 to 3.50/SqFt/NET. Call 2330506.

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

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Serving 25 years

QUALITY, RELIABLE Cleaning with 14 years experience. Long Time clients with Excellent References. “Old Fashioned” cleaning which things are moved and cleaned underneath! Call Shelley 272-2577 C&M-PROFESSIONAL CLEANING has openings for small offices, on weekends only. References provided. Contact Carolyn at 207-7124261.

Call John 450-2339

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

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

GREAT CLEANER LOOKING to clean your house your way. Try me, you will like me. Rhea 939-4278.

PC Lighthouse Laptop & Desktop Repair

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

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

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

PORTLAND - Sweet office space for rent, in-town, spacious, $500/month. Be part of a welcoming community of counselors and therapists. Call Stephen at 773-9724, #3

Dave:

892-2382

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E&J Cleaning Service

LOVELY OFFICE SPACE in Yarmouth professional building available immediately. Includes kitchen, group room, waiting room, ample parking, other amenities. Call Jeanie Barnard at 846-7755.

CHIMNEY

IM A-1 CH NEY & MASONRY Fireplaces & Chimneys Built-Repaired-Cleaned AUG-SEPT SPECIAL $125 for Cleanings Quality Work • Low Prices Fully Insured • Licensed

468-5118

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Cleaning Excellent References Reasonable rates

References Insured

829-9959

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GARDENS

WILSHORE FARMS COMPOST & HAY

ONE CALL GROWS IT ALL

776-8812

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FIREWOOD

Pownal, Maine

$220 Green Firewood $210 (mixed hardwood)

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

688-4282

Delivery fees may apply. Prices subject to change.

Order online: info@mcfirewood.com VISA • MC

B&J ELECTRONICS Est.1990

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

Mon-Sat 8-8 • 799-7226

Repairs on all Makes & Models

*Celebrating 26 years in business*

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

$220 Green $275 Seasoned $330 Kiln Dried

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

353-4043

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CRAFT SHOWS/ FAIRS

LEE’S FIREWOOD Quality Hardwood Green $200 Cut- Split- Delivered

State Certified truck for guaranteed measure

Call Gloria Free Estimates

Residential and Commercial

ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH. Great space for Office or Retail use. Easy access, lots of parking, great visibility.1000 to 3000 SF. Join other happy tenants. 8466380.

Custom Tile design available

COMPUTER REPAIR

SOUTHERN MAINE TILE & GROUT CLEANING 207-432-6744

Floors • Showers Backsplashes • Mosaics

COMPUTERS

WE CLEAN AND SEAL: Showers • Countertops • Ceramic Floors Natural stone floors • Cement • Pool decks Locally owned and operated

ANTIQUES

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

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ANIMALS

Boarding, Daycare & Spa

ANIMALS

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Cell: 615-5170 or: 615-1034

Home Cleaning

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

892-2255

CRAFT SHOWS & FAIRSHAVING A CRAFT FAIR OR SHOW? Place your special event here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

DATING LOOKING FOR rideshare Mon-Fri from North Yarmouth to Freeport (near the Brunswick line). Need to be in Freeport at 8 AM. AM transportation only. Willing to pay for gas, etc. 239-7855

Katherine Clark, former owner of Nasty Neat Compulsive Cleaning

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

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

Commercial & Residential 100% satisfaction guaranteed Unlimited references

Quick Delivery

Call 831-1440 in Windham

207-299-0878

HARVEST HILL FARMSSEASONED & GREEN FIREWOOD- Cut, Split, Delivered. Quality & Quantity Guaranteed. Call 998-5485.

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1.Upright, six-drawer bureau. 47’ (H) x34” (W). $75.00. 2 ) D o ve t a i l e d , n i n e - d r aw e r bureau with large wood-framed mirror. 33” (H) x 59” (W). $125.00. 3)Comfortable wing back chair. $75. 4) Large wood frame mirror 50” x 34”. $35. 5)Weber Barbecue Grill - Spirit 500 series with crossover ignition system. $150. 6) Oval wooden coffee table. $35. 7). Sewing machine table and cabinet. $35. ALL ITEMS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. FMI Call 751-7447. RAND-SCOT EASY PIVOT patient lifter Model TVL601, used in hotels when traveling. See RandScot website, new $2057,sell for $1200. Great condition, need to pick up, 207-8466857. KIRBY MODEL Gsix-Upright Vacuum Cleaner. $400. LIKE NEW! Purchased Jan. 2000. All attachments, manual. Carpet cleaning system. Some parts never used! Originally $1371. Call 774-5396. Frederick-Willys 6.5’ Pool Table w/ 2.25” balls, 5 cues, bridge , racks, score counter, rule books and more. Price: $500.00. Will deliver within reason. Call 207-846-0506.

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Cindy Cogswell Sales Consultant (207)650-6695

FURNITURE RESTORATION

HELP WANTED

DON’T BUY NEW RE-NEW: FURNITURE REPAIR,

The Most Rewarding Work in Greater Portland

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

371-2449

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

Call 699-2570 for more information and an application.

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SMITH CORONA ELECTRIC typewriter, excellent condition, many features, owners manual. Model # SD700. $45.00. 8294213.

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

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THE CUMBERLAND County YMCA Casco Bay Branch is seeking someone who works well in a team and independently, treats all people with respect and who makes relationship building a priority, to fill a custodial position working from 7:00pm - 12:00am. Please contact hsydlowski@cumberlandcountyymca.org or 865-9600 to apply.

SEEKING RESPONSIBLE, PATIENT after-school homework aid for 12 year old, and post-sports practice pick-up for 14 year old. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and positive attitude a must. Call Karen at 2725288.

Desert of Maine, Freeport Seasonal help needed. Looking for energetic tour guides. Must be at least 21 years old. Good with people of all ages, prefer interest in history or geology. Driving stick shift required, no record on driver’s license. Please call (207)8656962, ask for Gary.

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

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Independence Association Independence Association, a non-profit organization that assists adults and children with disabilities throughout Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln Counties is seeking people who share our vision. We are currently taking applications for full and part time Direct Support Professionals, In Home Support Professionals, and Independent Living Coaches. If you are over 18, have a HS Diploma/GED, and can pass a background check, we will train you!

Independence Association Offers

• • • • •

Competitive Pay Generous Benefits Package A wonderful working environment Paid Training and Mileage Reimbursement Full, Part Time, and Relief Positions Across all Shifts

How to Apply: We have walk-in interviews every Tuesday from 9:00-3:00 in our office at 87 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME. Or call 725.4371, or email us at hr@iaofmaine.org .

IS GROWING QUICKLY!

We are seeking Caregivers with personal care skills for all shifts. Experience counts and certifications PSS, PCA, CNA and others are welcome. Must be professional and compassionate. If you would like to become part of an award winning team. Contact 780-8624

We do some amazing things...

for companies recruiting, and weʼre looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Sales Ad Consultant to work with a large client base on their Recruitment Marketing throughout major Maine & New Hampshire market areas.

Sales Ad Consultant Full-Time • Lewiston, ME

Weekday & Weekend Housekeepers

Become part of an organization whose mission is to make a difference in the community, as well as the people we care for. Mon – Fri or Sat/Sun - 6:30am to 3pm Looking for self starters and dependable individuals. 1+ year experience in an upscale environment preferred, but not required for the right candidates.

Interested applicants should apply in person, e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to: Falmouth by the Sea/Foreside Harbor Attention: Connie Chabot, Housekeeping Manager 191 Foreside Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105 fnsfbts@firstatlantic.com · Fax (207) 781-7356

We offer a unique opportunity to sell traditional online job board subscriptions, a trend-setting online pay-for-performance product (Job Share Network), & online banner advertisements, as well as print recruitment ads through the strength & stability of the Employment Times brand, to ME & NH organizations. The successful candidate: • Is not afraid to make phone calls, communicating clearly and concisely • Enjoys problem solving and has a creative, marketing mind • Is highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented • Functions well within a team, yet excels autonomously Requirements: • Strong outbound phone sales skills • Internet advertising sales • B2B sales; HR-sales experience preferred • Computer savvy (Mac preferred) • Valid driverʼs license

We offer: • A Maine family owned & operated organization for over 100 years • Monday–Friday work schedule • Health, Dental, Life, & STD insurances • Employee Assistance Program • On-site fitness room • Earned time off

Provisional job offer subject to pre-placement medical screening and background check.

Send resume and cover letter to Employment Times, Attn: Tim Sardano, P.O. Box 1178, Lewiston, ME 04243 or APPLY ONLINE at WWW.MYJOBWAVE.COM, keyword search “AD CONSULTANT”.


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PCA/CNA NEEDED for Brunswick woman in wheelchair. Personal care and ADL’s. Up to 20 flexible hours/week. Clean,background/license required. Call 590-2208

SANDWICH SHOP Help: Looking for energetic, fun, people with a great customer service attitude, to work in a fast-paced take-out sandwich shop in Yarmouth. Duties will include: food prep, preparing and filling customer orders, stocking items, cashiering and cleanup. Experience preferred. Must be willing to work flexible hours/days and yearround. Please download an application at www.HuffysToGo.com or pick up an application at Huffy’s Sandwich Shop, 374 Route One, Yarmouth.

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS 30+ full-time positions available NOW for motivated, high energy individuals. 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift! Work with reputable companies within Portland, Westbrook, South Portland & Scarborough

HELP WANTED

COASTAL MANOR

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in Yarmouth

has 2 full time positions on our 3-11 shift and a part-time position on our 11-7 shift for CNA’s Please call for further info

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The Sun Media Group (Sun Journal) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Web Sales Professional to create and implement innovative strategies for new and existing revenue channels.

Web Sales and Development

Opportunities available for individuals interested in rewarding part time evenings and weekend work providing one on one care for elders in our community. Responsibilities include nonmedical and light personal care. www.homepartnersllc.com

HomePartners

883-0095

HOME REPAIR

All manner of exterior repairs & alterations

J Home Renovations Roofing, Siding, Painting, Carpentry, Cleaning, Gutters, Chimney Repair

PLUS ANY HOME REPAIR • FULLY INSURED

252-7667

WE BUILD DECKS!

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

Home Instead Senior Care www.homeinstead.com/321 Call Today: 839-0441

Call 776-3218

CARPENTRY • Painting • Weatherization • Cabinets 846-5802

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If this describes you and you have a desire to improve the lives of area seniors, please give us a call. We’re looking for special people to join us in providing excellent non-medical, in-home care to the elderly. Experience is preferred, but all who have a desire to be engaged in meaningful work are encouraged to apply. Comfort Keepers offers professional growth and personal satisfaction. We are especially interested in weekend and overnight staff.

For more information and to apply visit www.MyJobWave.com and keyword “Web Sales”

Restoration & Remodeling Custom Stairwork & Alterations Fireplace Mantles & Bookcase Cabinetry Kitchens & Bathrooms

We are professional in general

The ideal candidate will possess: • Internet sales experience • Bachelor’s degree • Demonstrated attention to detail, excellent communications skills and the ability to adapt to multiple and changing priorities • Skills in Internet usage and researching • Ability to work with new/multiple software systems • Ability to work cross functionally and within a team environment

Connecting you with your community

Exterior Designed toInterior enhance&your home & lifestyle

RESIDENTIAL &COMMERCIAL

Kind Hearted

We offer: • Competitive benefits and compensation package • On-site fitness facility • 401(k) • EAP/Vacation/Sick/Holiday • Over 100 years of being a Maine family owned and operated business

Brian L. Pratt Carpentry

207-797-3322

Lewiston, Maine

Highlighted responsibilities include: • Support existing brand strategies and develop additional promotional programs with key online retailers • Train print sales team members on internet revenue channels • Assist with preparation and presentations for key clients • Manage third-party vendor contracts • Manage pricing and product data reporting for internal and external clients

HOME REPAIR

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

 Manufacturing Production Workers  Machine Operators  Bakery Production  Production Assemblers  Electronic Assemblers  CNC Machinists  Kitters Walk-in’s Accepted M-F, 9am-4pm Or contact:

EEOC 477 Congress Street, Suite 100A Portland, ME 04101 (207) 773-3829 www.bonneystaffing.com Portland@bonneystaffing.com

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152 US Route 1, Scarborough • www.comfortkeepers.com

885 - 9600

Full Time Gardener Grounds/Property Manager Experienced Gardener/Landscaping Knowledge Required. Two and a half acre property with large gardens requiring maintenance including roto-tilling, weed whacking, hedge trimming, weeding, mulching, planting, separating, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, aerating. High energy, strong, organized self starter with a strong work ethic needed. Some property management/ light maintenance work required. Please call Alexandria Fernandez for further information. P: 305-663-1284

Email: Alex@bajacorp.com

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

TOM FLANAGAN Yarmouth

319-6818

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

272-1442, cell

www.mainechimneyrepair.com

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

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

25 years experience • Free Estimates

Call Chris 831-0228

BOWDLER ELECTRIC INC.

799-5828 All calls returned!

Residential & Commercial

Seth M. Richards

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

Green Products Available

FULLY INSURED – FREE ESTIMATES

New Construction/Additions Remodels/Service Upgrades Generator Hook Ups • Free Estimates Serving Greater Portland 19 yrs.

Call SETH • 207-491-1517

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PRESSURE WASHING

NEED SOME REPAIRS OR HELP?

Make the old look new with Pressure Washing Also Interior/Exterior House Painting

References Great Rates Free Estimates Call Warren at Cell 207-749-6811

HANDYMAN Give me a call!

GORDON SHULKIN Reasonable hourly rate

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

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JACK ALLTRADE IS BACK! Looking for work, House painting, Carpentry, Drywall, Kitchens, Tile, Most anything. Lots of references. Quality workmanship only. 207-4157321. www.jackalltrade.com

LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS D.P. Gagnon Lawn Care & Landscaping We specialize in residential and commercial property maintenance and pride ourselves on our customer service and 1 on 1 interaction.

SERVICES

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SC MOVING SERVICES - your best choices for local moves. Offering competitive pricing with great value for your Residential and Commercial Moves! For more information call us at 207-749MOVE(6683) or visit : www.scmoving.com VISA/MasterCard excepted!

WHITE’S YARD CARE Rick White 865-4749 or 232-3888 Greater Freeport

A&A MOVING SERVICES. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. FULL SERVICE. PIANO MOVING. Packing. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 828-8699.

Lighthouse Landscaping

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

847-3345 or 408-7596

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

207-712-1678

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

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

MUSIC PIANO STUDIO INTOWN FALMOUTH offering private lessons to youths and adults. Professional and fun studio run by an enthusiastic, educated, dedicated and inspiring teacher. Early morning through evening lesson times offered. Convenient to I295, I-95, Route 1, and Route 9. Within a 5-10 minute drive of surrounding towns. Numerous references provided. Now scheduling interviews to join this wonderful group of families for the fall semester. Call MUSIC PARTNERS, 831-5531. PIANO & GUITAR LESSONS

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

829.4335

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PAINTING

Clarke Painting www.clarkepaint.com Fully Insured 3 Year Warranty

207-233-8584 Violette Interiors: Painting, tiling, wallpaper removal, wall repairs, murals and small exterior jobs. Highest quality at affordable rates. 25 years experience. Free estimates. Call Deni Violette at 831-4135. www.denivioletteinteriors.com HANDY ANDY PAINTING Interior/Exterior, Fully Insured. 207-272-9852.

PHOTOGRAPHY PROFESSIONAL PORTLAND PHOTOGRAPHER available for senior, family, baby and glamour portraits. Fashion/commercial photography background. In-town studio. Great rates too!!! (207)608-2195. PHOTOGRAPHY- Place your business ad here to be seen by over 69,500 Forecaster readers! Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

POSITIONS WANTED A FUN, LOVING AND ENERGETIC GRANDMOTHER OF four Yarmouth girls and nurturing Nanny for the past 5 years to a loving family in Yarmouth, will be available for after school child care this Fall. A safe 4 wheel drive car available for all driving needs. Excellent references. 847-3370.

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Interior - Exterior Painting

Insured 3 year warranty FREE S ATE ESTIM

207-865-6630 207-751-3897

HOUSE PAINTING Mold Wash, Repairs, Prime & Paint or Stain. “It’s all about the preparation.�

WEBBER PAINTING & RESTORATION

831-8354

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SUGARLOAF-SUMMER IS A great time to look for your ski get-away! We have a large variety of Sugarloaf properties in all prices, sizes and styles. Call Janet Peruufo at CSM REAL ESTATE 207-265-4000 or janet@csmrealestate.com ________________________ ____________________ FOR SALE BY OWNER: CUMBERLAND- Quiet, beautiful location. 6 room, 1.5 bath Cape with 2 car garage on 1+acre. easy access to Route 1, 10+ miles from Portland. $209,500. Call 829-3141.

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South Freeport: One story 23 BR, 1 full bath, W/D, one-car garage. Winter water views. Walk to village, harbor and conservation land. No Smokers or Pets. Avail Sept. $1,100/mo + Util. Call 865-1668. SOUTH FREEPORT RD. Furnished, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment.$800/month, includes utilities and garage space. Available Oct.-April. NS/NP. Call 865-1954. OLD ORCHARD BEACH- 1 bedroom apartment. Clean, Modern. Heat, hot water, parking, laundry. Secure building. No dogs. $750/month. 508954-0376. SCARBOROUGH- ROOM IN my home, prefer mature woman. Own bath, kitchen use, laundry, yard. Near beach. Your furniture or mine. N/S, N/P. $400.00. 883-6864. Yarmouth House for rent West Elm Street. 2 bedroom, no smoking, no pets. $1350 per month plus heat and utilities, one year lease. 781-4282.

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News briefs Tuesday vote determines future ownership of West Harpswell School HARPSWELL — In a referendum election next Tuesday, Harpswell voters will decide whether to take over the West Harpswell School building, or let School Administrative District 75 keep it. There is only one question on the special town meeting ballot, which asks voters if they would accept transfer of ownership of the school property and appropriate $25,000 to cover maintenance costs until the March 2012 annual town meeting. If the town votes no, SAD 75 will keep the building and all proceeds from any future sale. If the town votes yes, Harpswell keeps the school and can do with it as it sees fit. The town would initiate a process of deciding what to do with the school, but would have to pay to maintain it in the meantime. According to a report by Town Administrator Kristi Eiane, if “mothballed” the school would cost the town $33,650 to maintain and $34,000 if minimally used.

Polls are open from 9:00 am to 8:00 p.m. There are three polling stations: Merriconeag Grange, the Old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, and the Cundy’s Harbor Community Building.

Coffin Elementary School principal resigns BRUNSWICK — Coffin Elementary School Principal Greg Scott resigned on August 10 following his arrest earlier this summer. Scott was arrested June 28 at his Freeport home on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. He was placed on administrative leave while the school department conducted an internal investigation. His resignation is effective January 11, 2012. In a letter addressed to Superintendent Paul Perzanoski, which the superintendent read at the August 10 school board meeting, Scott wrote, “given the filing of the recent criminal charges against me, it is essential to devote the time necessary to

clear my name. I do not think that it is fair to the Coffin School and its students for me to remain as principal while I do so.” Scott was the longtime principal at Longfellow Elementary School before he was recently appointed principal at Coffin Elementary School. Former Coffin Principal John Page is replacing Scott during his leave of absence.

Brunswick airport receives $350K federal transportation grant BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Executive Airport recieved almost $350,000 in federal transportation grant money, U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced Tuesday. The grant is the first in a series the airport will received as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s military airports program, which assists in the conversion of military to civilian airports. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, which manages the airport,

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‘Smart’ meter forum to be held in Camden

CAMDEN — A public forum on “smart” electric meters will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. The forum, “Smart meters: A dumb idea,” will take place at the First Congregational Church, at the corner of Elm and Free streets. Bath City Councilor David Sinclair, one of the featured speakers, will discuss the “opt-in” ordinance passed by the City Council on June 1 in light of the Central Maine Power Co. “smart” meter program. Elisa Boxer-Cook of Scarborough, founder of the Maine Smart meter Safety Coalition, will also speak. Those who attend will hear about dangers some claim are posed by the wireless meters, such as health, privacy, safety and livelihood. They will also learn about how to opt out of the program and retain their analog meters. This presentation is sponsored by the Camden Smart Meter Safety Coalition and is a public service to residents of Knox, Lincoln, Hancock and Waldo counties.

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