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Vol. 7, No. 35

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Harpswell officials consider single-sort recycling

“There was nothing we could do at that point,” Allen said. Allen and Landry tried to steer the boat away from ledges, other boats, and docks as the catamaran blew through moored boats toward the shore. Allen said the boat was moving pretty fast in the wind because “that thing’s like a big sail.” In what Allen described as a miracle, Bearcat II only collided with seven other boats, with minimal dam-

By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — Town officials are considering changes that may boost the recycling rate. But the cost benefit to taxpayers is uncertain. Harpswell now recycles 47 percent of its total waste stream, well over Maine’s statewide recycling rate of 38.5 percent, according to State Planning Office statistics. While the town’s rate is impressive, the way Harpswell recycles hasn’t changed since the 1970s, according to George MacDonald, waste management and recycling program manager at the State Planning Office. According to MacDonald, Harpswell had one of the first drop-off recycling centers in Maine. Over the years, the range of what can be recycled has expanded, but the town facility is fundamentally the same: Residents sort through their own recyclables, dropping them into the appropriate chute. Then recycling center employees bale the recyclables and sell them. That system has worked well for years, and aggressive education about recycling has helped boost the town’s recycling rate. But in the past

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The 65-ton catamaran Bearcat II sits on the sand at Mackerel Cove in Harpswell after breaking loose from its mooring on Sunday night during Tropical Storm Irene.

‘It could have taken out a whole dock’ Irene beaches 65-ton catamaran By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — Sheer luck prevented a mooring problem from becoming a disaster when a 65-ton catamaran broke loose in Mackerel Cove during Tropical Storm Irene. Bearcat II, owned by Charles Bennett of Toronto, had been moored in Mackerel Cove all summer and was there when the storm hit on Sunday

night. Around midnight, Scott Allen, the boat’s operator, who was on shore, watching the boat ride out the storm, saw the catamaran start to move around. Allen said he believes a shackle on the mooring let go, but he’s not sure why the boat broke loose. After noticing the boat start to move, he and another man, Roger Landry, jumped into a skiff and motored out, only to find that the catamaran’s engines were tangled with rope and wouldn’t start.

Backing up the Blue Angels: Hey, hey, hey, it’s Fat Albert Hurricane Irene puts damper on Brunswick air show ticket sales

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The Blue Angels practice their demonstration on Friday afternoon before the gates open at the Great State of Maine Air Show in Brunswick.

By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Just after 3 p.m. on Friday, Casey Brey’s feet floated 6 feet off the ground. But only for a second, before the U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant came crashing back down to the belly of Fat Albert, the Blue Angels support plane, a big grin on his face. The Fat Albert crew members are the techies in the elaborate,

airborne play that is a Blue Angels demonstration. They fly equipment and people between air shows, make last-minute dashes to other air fields if a part is needed, and stay on the ground while the six F-18 pilots rip through the sky. While the Fat Albert guys are usually in the background, they See page 23

Diane Hudson / For The Forecaster

The C-130T Hercules, also known as Fat Albert, is the Blue Angels support plane.

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Back to school: New leadership team in RSU 1 By Alex Lear BATH — Regional School Unit 1, like nearby School Administrative District 75, is starting its 2011-2012 year with two new people at the helm.

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Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Prior to that he was principal at Phippsburg Elementary School from 2000-2004, and an assistant principal and athletic director at Wiscasset High School.

Patrick Manuel replaced William Shuttleworth as superintendent July 1. The Topsham resident was previously assistant superintendent of Regional School Unit 21, which includes Arundel,

Wayne Dorr started Aug. 1 as RSU 1 assistant superintendent, replacing Bob Young. Dorr was interim superintendent in Camden-Rockport – where Shuttleworth is now superintendent – and previously was curriculum director for School Union 47, which consolidated with Bath in 2008 to form RSU 1.

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classes start Tuesday, Sept. 6, in RSU 1, while grades 10-12 begin the following day.

The staff and students of Woolwich Central School are at the Huse School in Bath this school year while most of the existing Woolwich school is demolished and a new one is built.

The new Nequasset Road school, which should be complete by next spring and open for classes that September, will measure approximately 66,000 square feet, about twice the size of the current building. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

News briefs Legislators schedule Brunswick office hours

BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street. Anyone who would like to talk about issues with the local legislators is welcome.

MRRA gets funds for facility upgrades

BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority received a $1.7 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration. The grant will help fund infrastructure and facility improvements on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, including $717,500 to assist Kestrel Aircraft in purchasing and installing a paint bay and related ventilation systems, and just over $700,000 for building demolition. The remaining $276,000 will be used for life safety code and ADA improvements, and utility metering. Jeffrey Jordan, deputy director of MRRA, said there are several “really tired buildings” on the base that have no civilian re-use value. Last week, Rep. Chellie Pingree, DMaine, announced that Brunswick Executive Airport would receive more than $4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to acquire snow removal equipment, and improve utilities and runway lighting.

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Vacant Brunswick lot to become green, low-cost housing By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — A weedy, vacant lot on the corner of Cushing and Cumberland streets is being transformed into an energyefficient affordable housing development. Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Brunswick Housing Corp. are teaming up to build a three-unit condominium project across from the Tedford shelter. While the groups have worked together before on single-family homes, like Hamilton Place in Harpswell, this is the first time they’re building condominiums, according to Peggie Siegel, director of development and communications at Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine. Greater Brunswick Housing Corp. is the developer and selected the contractors, while Habitat is the project owner. Ultimately, the three families that Habitat chooses to live in the units will become the owners of the homes. The family selection process can take up to nine months, and thus far only one family has been chosen. Families selected by Habitat usually have to work alongside contractors and volunteers to build their future home, but Siegel said this project was different. “These families are going to be doing sweat-equity for other non-profits or for us in some capacity,” she said. The families may also help with the finish work or construction of storage sheds. All three must meet income and credit guidelines to qualify, and must be employed so that they can repay a low- or no-interest mortgage.

The mortgages are subsidized by the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The goal of the project is to revitalize areas affected by foreclosure and abandonment. The downtown Brunswick project qualified because it is replacing a vacant lot, according to Martin Szydlowski, director of housing development at the Greater Brunswick Housing Corp. The federal funding allowed Habitat to reduce the price of the units to around $100,000, according to Szydlowski. In addition to being affordable, the new condos are also energy efficient. Steven Theodore, the project architect from Arrowsic-based Theodore & Theodore, said the units will be highly insulated, which will reduce heating costs for the residents. The buildings will be positioned facing south for better natural heating and cooling, and have efficient propane boilers to heat water on demand, instead of traditional hot water heaters, which keep water hot all day long. Around the outside of the buildings, Theodore envisions edible landscaping like blueberry bushes and fruit trees. There will also be garden space and covered outdoor porches. He said the buildings would fit in with the character of the densely populated neighborhood and would resemble older Brunswick homes. Construction began in early August and should be completed by the winter, allowing the families to move in shortly thereafter.

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Above: Formerly a vacant lot, the corner of Cushing and Cumberland streets is being transformed into a three-unit affordable housing development. Left: Construction has begun on an affordable housing project on the corner of Cushing and Cumberland streets in Brunswick.

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Literacy group offers free help to adults By Alex Lear BATH — While it’s the time of year for kids to go back to school, there are still millions of adults across the country who lack key educational building blocks, such as being able to read beyond a third-grade level. Tri-County Literacy, a non-profit organization that offers literacy programs to adults and families in Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, and northeastern Cumberland County, wants to lend a hand, confidentially and for no charge. “It’s always in a public place, and it’s always in a place that can be accessed by the learner,” said Darlene Marciniak, executive director of Tri-County Literacy.

A recent press release from the Bathbased organization noted that many adults find ways to hide their difficulty with reading from their families, friends and coworkers. They might find an excuse to avoid reading aloud, or hide their writing from other people, or commit information to memory so that they don’t have to write things down. “As children and teens go back to school, this is the perfect time for adults in need of educational services to take this important step to simply ask for help,” Marciniak said. “Our organization helps adults of any age and any educational background to address their literacy challenges.”

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She estimated that nearly 10,000 adults in Tri-County’s service area could be potential users of the organization’s services. People who need help or are willing to offer tutoring services can contact Suzanne Gastaldo, coordinator of TriCounty Literacy’s Volunteers Program, at 443-6384 or toll-free at 877-885-7441. She can also be reached by email at literacyvolunteers@tricountyliteracy.org. Tri-County Literacy, which helped more than 180 adult learners in the past year, is affiliated with the ProLiteracy

network. The network is composed of adult literacy and basic education organizations geared toward increasing adult literacy rates throughout the U.S. Tutors volunteer to work one-on-one or in small groups with those requiring help with basic reading, comprehension, writing and math skills, English as a second language, GED preparation, basic computer literacy and health literacy. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in the U.S. and works with organizations in more than 30 developing countries. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

Inaugural Portland Brew Festival on tap this weekend By Randy Billings PORTLAND — For most people, Labor Day is the unofficial end to the summer. A time when kids go back to school and parents swap their shorts and T-shirts for pants and sweaters. But for beer lovers, Labor Day marks the beginning of fall beer season. A time when citrus-infused microbrews give way to darker concoctions – nutty brown ales, smoky porters and smooth stouts. For the last 18 years, beer drinkers have had to wait until November to sample what Maine breweries have to offer in one place. But this year, beer lovers will be able placate their palate at not one, but two, local beer festivals. The Portland Brew Festival, a two-day event that organizers hope will become an annual Labor Day tradition in the Old Port, makes its debut this weekend at the Portland Co., 58 Fore St. There will be two sessions on Saturday, from noon to 3:30 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m., and a Sunday session from noon to 3:30 p.m. Mak Sprague, whose parents own the Portland Co., said he has helped organize flower and boat shows in the

25,000-square-foot, waterfront facility. “These buildings are empty in the summer, because all the boats are moved out,” Sprague said. “So, we’re going to move in a beer festival in the summer.” Sprague said there will be around two dozen breweries and more than 75 beers to sample. The Portland Brew Festival will come two months before the Maine Brewers Festival, which has been held for the last 18 years at The Portland Expo. Jay Riley, who owns Brewfest LLC, which has organized the event for the last three years, said he is glad that breweries have another opportunity to showcase their skills. Riley said he does not think the new event will reduce attendance at his festival, which is scheduled for Nov. 4-5. “I don’t look at this community and think it has been saturated with too many events that help expose the beauties and wonders of craft beers,” he said. “I don’t think it’s competition that is going to hurt us.” Both organizers noted differences that will distinguish the events.

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At Riley’s event, tickets cost $32, which includes 12 tickets for four-ounce samples. Ticket’s for Sprague’s event cost $30 (though coupons can be found in the Old Port, online and in print), but attendees get 24 tickets for two-ounce samples. Sprague said he is offering a greater number of smaller samples because the event will be more diverse than a typical brew festival. While Riley’s event focuses solely on Maine brewers, Sprague’s event will include regional breweries. And rather than only featuring beers, Sprague said beer will only account for half of the liquid libations – the rest will be ciders and meads. “Hopefully, folks will be a little more adventurous and try out some of the brands and brews they haven’t tried before,” he said. But the biggest difference between the two events, Sprague said, will be the live brewing demonstrations. “I’m into festivals up and down the east coast, but I’ve never been to a beer festival before where they’re actually brewing beer live at the event,” he said. Maine Brewing Supply will be brewing

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Any port, or garden, in a storm There’s nothing like a little hurricane to separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls, and the level-headed from the crazy. Being a woman who finds little reason to follow the weather (I prefer to open my eyes in the morning and No Sugar allow mother nature to surprise me), I am often in the relative dark about potentially important events such as hurricanes, until a few days before their arrival. In all of my decades of East Coast living, the most I’d ever done to prepare for storms had been to close windows, charge electronic devices, and perhaps tie down a lawn chair or two. FindSandi Amorello ing comfort in the fact that we always have matches on hand to light our sizable candle collection, granola bars in the cupboard, and a few bottles of Pellegrino on top of the fridge, I’ve found no reason to take more drastic measures. Of course, that was before a storm blew a sizable tree onto our house. Having a 40- or 50-foot conifer land on your roof at midnight can change your perspective on storm preparation. Considerably. But even with the tree disaster, I shall still never become one of those kooky “storm people.” You know who I mean: the people who make multiple, desperate rushes

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helplessly as one of our beloved cats was launched into the stratosphere, but I must say, after all of the hype, I, too, longed for a tad more excitement. Even the television weather personalities seem disappointed when the predictions don’t go quite as planned. They began waxing nostalgic about what could have been: “Well, Tiffany, things are looking much better than anticipated, but had this been a storm of the magnitude originally predicted, the tidal surges we’re seeing right now could have really done some damage.” You almost pity them. This is the high point of their weather year, or, perhaps, career. And the wind has literally been knocked from their sails. You can almost see a tear in the corner of their collective eye when their originally dramatic predictions fall a bit short. Although I now take storm preparation more seriously, I still have a slightly relaxed take on the whole thing. For instance, while some people in southern Maine were in a state of near panic on Saturday afternoon, I was off picking flowers at the local farm, imagining how pretty they would look as my children and I ate our granola bar dinner by candlelight, as the wind and rain howled outside our windows. As with the rest of life, it’s all about your perspective. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at sandi@irreverentwidow.com.

Mainers can handle voter registration changes By Rep. Heather Sirocki You’re not smart enough to vote. Based on their rhetoric over the past few weeks, that seems to be what the Maine People’s Alliance and other fringe left-wing groups think of you. They’re pouring a huge amount of money and resources into a campaign to force a people’s veto on recently passed legislation dealing with voter registration. I voted in favor of LD 1376, which has now been signed into law. It takes the simple, reasonable step of requiring voters to register to vote at least two business days before Election Day, thus eliminating same-day registration. Sirocki The bill was prompted by growing pressure on election officials around the state who, in recent years, are being asked to do more with less. Ever since state law was changed to allow absentee voting for no reason other than convenience, clerks have been inundated with last-minute absentee ballots and registrations. When the legislation was being considered in Augusta, a Maine Town and City Clerks Association official testified that this “literally leaves us no time to set up our polling places properly and prepare our voting lists the day before an election. When a person registers before Election Day, the voter registrar has ample time to solve any problems beforehand and better serve the

voter.” The new law is a step toward joining the mainstream when it comes to voter registration deadlines. Most states require their residents to register weeks before Election Day. In Massachusetts, for example, voter registration shuts off 20 days before the election. In New York and 16 other states, the cutoff is a full month. Even liberal California closes registration two weeks in advance of an election. Maine, even with its new two-day deadline, will still have one of the most accommodating systems in the country. But you would never know that if you listened to the Maine People’s Alliance and other groups behind the people’s veto drive. Recently, they turned in what they hope will be enough signatures to force a vote on whether to repeal the law this November. In the course of their campaign, they have been using words like “disenfranchisement” and “voter suppression” to make their case. Really? Asking voters to make sure they are registered two days before Election Day is voter suppression? This notion is absurd when you consider that you still have 247 business days a year to register. All you need to do is go your town or city hall, fill out the form and you’re done. If you can’t do that, you can register at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles office or any of the state’s social services agencies. If all of that fails, you can call

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your local municipal office and request the registration form by mail. Does this sound like “disenfranchisement” to you? The people’s veto supporters also claim that certain groups, such as the elderly, will be unfairly affected by the new law. This is also untrue. State law requires municipal clerks to visit every nursing home and residential care facility in their district prior to an election and give all residents an opportunity to register. It’s also important to note that if you are already registered to vote and haven’t moved, none of this affects you. And if you have moved within your city or town, you can update your address on Election Day. On one point, I agree with the backers of the referendum. Compared to most other states, Maine’s voter turnout is very impressive. They attribute that, in large part, to the availability of same-day registration. But statistics tell a different story: Same-day registration was first introduced in Maine in 1973. Voter turnout in the decades preceding and following that year has remained virtually the same. It is a strong commitment to civic duty and awareness of candidates and issues that get Mainers to the polls, not the perceived convenience of same-day registration. And I believe it’s an insult to suggest that Maine residents are incapable of fulfilling the simple requirements needed to cast their vote. Maine state Rep. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough, serves on the Health and Human Services Committee.

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Beem uses too wide a brush on colleges I was pleased to see several favorable letters regarding Edgar Allen Beem’s column, as they reflected my usual reaction to his ideas and opinion. But alas, when I read “Education for Suckers” I was reminded how easy it is for even articulate and informed columnists to succumb to their biases and their ignorance of factual information. He begins by castigating certain for-profit institutions for extracting tuition dollars, pointing out how several

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It is a joy to return from vacation to find Edgar Allen Beem in such fine spleen as his “Blame it on the Poor ...” column. Beem will, however, need to enlarge his Paddy Wagon (perhaps to the size of President Obama’s black and heavily armored Canadian-made campaign bus) to include a veritable platoon of Democrats: Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Bill Clinton, Franklin Raines, James Johnson, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Maxine Waters and, in a fine gesture of solidarity “across the aisle,” Republican Alan Greenspan. The charges are all set out by Gretchen Morgenson with Joshua Rosner (in “Reckless Endangerment,” Henry Holt, 2011) of The New York Times financial page. Evidently, Beem has missed these worthies because he never gets past the opinion pages (largely his unvalidated own) to confront facts. Dr. Nicholas M. Nelson Topsham

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Facts refute Beem, with 1 exception Edgar Allen Beem complained recently that the rich don’t pay their “fair share” (whatever that is) of taxes. He is simply wrong on the facts. Based on the most recent full-year tax analysis available (2008), IRS data indicates that taxpayers in the top 1 percent of adjusted gross income paid over 38 percent of all federal income taxes in 2008; the top 5 percent paid over 58 percent of all federal income taxes in 2008. In that year, the top 1 percent of taxpayers were those declaring AGI in excess of $380,000; the top 5 percent were those with AGI of a little over $159,000. The bottom 50 percent of taxpayers paid a grand total of 2.7 percent of all federal income taxes. Put a different way, here are the facts: the top 5 percent pay more in federal income taxes than the other 95 percent, and half the population pays virtually nothing in federal income tax. But that’s not good enough for Beem and others who share his views. I think the far left imagines a socialist utopia that can be financed by a tiny fraction of the population. America’s most productive and successful citizens believe that they are already paying their fair share (and more). They are right. Beem did say in his column that he doesn’t “know squat about the U.S. economy ... .” At least he got that part right. Ernest L. Copley III Cumberland Center

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Surviving the coming economic collapse Lately, rumors of a coming economic collapse, something far worse than 2008, have been creeping in around the edges of my life like the stench of something dead in the basement. And like the rotting corpse of something the cat dragged in, I’d like to be rid of it, but I don’t really want to go look for it. The social pathology that’s out there on the Internet, in wild, remote corners of the radio bands and festering among the survivalists who are with us always The Universal goes something like this: We are going to wake up one morning soon to discover that the stock market has crashed, the banks are all bankrupt and closed, the country is broke, and the economy has ground to a halt. If you don’t have your life’s savings buried in the backyard, you’re suddenly broke, too. Your money and investments Edgar Allen Beem are all gone. Now what are you going to do? Those rugged individualists who saw the end coming have converted all their wealth to gold, silver and cash, stockpiled at least a year’s worth of food and water, fortified their homes, installed supplemental oil tanks and back-up wood stoves, planned escape routes, and, oh yes, armed themselves heavily both for protection against desperate, starving neighbors and to hunt down the only meat anyone will be eating for the foreseeable future. The rich and powerful have seen this collapse of capitalism coming for several years now. Some will no doubt manage to profit from it, somehow having found a hedge against the econ-apocalypse. Most will be hunkered down in gated communities protected by private security forces paid in cognac and coq au vin. The rest of us, so the prevailing ill wind blows, will be rioting in the streets, penniless and fighting for survival. Mobs will storm the banks demanding their vanished fortunes. Supermarkets will all be looted within hours. We will be reduced to scavenging for wood to heat our cold, dark homes. Soft old liberals like myself who possess no manual skills will be the first to go. To survive in the cash

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only post-crash world, you’ll need both wheelbarrows full of cash and a marketable skill. Auto mechanics, carpenters, farmers, hunters and fishermen will be able to barter their services for whatever they need. Doctors and witch doctors will get rich overnight. Insurance salesmen, investment bankers, attorneys and journalists will be (bleep) out of luck with no useful services to trade for food. Hardcore right-wing militias will patrol the streets, keeping order and shooting looters. In the brave new world of the self-reliant, the well-armed will be in charge and Motor City Madman Ted Nugent will preside over the ruins of America as a self-appointed strongman. Welcome to Mogadishu, Maine. Well, I guess that’s one way to look at it. I, of course, have a different take on the coming catastrophe. First, I don’t see it happening at all. (Sorry, Two Gun Ted.) Second, if it does happen, I believe a total economic collapse is as likely to bring out the best in people as the worst. Those Americans who place more value on cooperation than competition will find common survival solutions and begin knitting together a social fabric while the wild-eye weirdos in their fortified bunkers slowly go feral and funny in the head. In a time of great economic crisis, selflessness, caring and sharing will triumph over selfishness, arming and hoarding. Forced to live hand to mouth like most of the people in this world, we may discover that what’s really important in life has little or nothing to do with material possessions. Yes, it’s actually possible to enjoy life without a car, cell phone, computer, cable television, credit card, country club membership or condo in Cabo. While I certainly understand the present anxiety about the future and the ever-present instinct for self-preservation, I still believe those “preppers” busy preparing for the worst are missing both the sweetness and the point of life. They have already descended into the chaos they fear. Beware: the world is what you think it is. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/98673

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EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 30 calls from Aug. 22-28.

Brunswick Arrests 8/22 at 11:13 a.m. Robert W. McKenney, 39, of Elizabeth-Ann Lane, Woolwich, was arrested by Officer Edward Yurek on Bath Road on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and refusal to sign summons. 8/22 at 1:09 p.m. Brandon Campbell, 23, of Perryman Drive, was arrested by Officer Russell E. Wrede on Perryman Drive on a

probation hold and a charge of cultivating marijuana. 8/22 at 1:09 p.m. Tabatha A. Campbell, 25, of Perryman Drive, was arrested by Officer Russell E. Wrede on Perryman Drive on a charge of cultivating marijuana. 8/22 at 8:30 p.m. A 16-year old boy, of Brunswick, was arrested by Officer Patrick Scott on High Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/23 at 8:04 a.m. Raymond W. Lilly, 27, of Middle Road, Dresden, was arrested by Officer Julia E. Gillespie on Route 1 on charges of operating after license suspension, violating condition of release, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and stealing drugs. 8/23 at 8:04 a.m. Aaron M. Knight, 27, of Riverview Road, Topsham, was arrested by Officer Julia E. Gillespie on Route 1 on a probation hold. 8/23 at 5:06 p.m. Charles Irving McKenney, 26, of Maine Street, was arrested by Officer Justin Dolci on Maine Street on a warrant. 8/23 at 6:50 p.m. A 14-year old girl, of Topsham, was arrested by Sergeant Paul Hansen on Rossmore Road on a warrant. 8/24 at 1:55 a.m. Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, 19, of Shore Road, was arrested by Officer Patrick R. Scott on Gurnet Road on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/24 at 4:27 a.m. Lucas L. Elwell, 30, of Cumberland Street, was arrested by Officer Robert D. Lane Jr. on Cumberland Street on a charge of domestic violence assault. 8/24 at 8:24 a.m. Lucas L. Elwell, 30, of Cumberland Street, was arrested by Officer Julie E. Gillespie on Cumberland Street on a charge of violating condition of release. 8/24 at 5:13 p.m. Robert G. Belanger, 47, of Hickory Drive, was arrested by Officer Justin Dolci on Hickory Drive on a warrant. 8/25 at 12:03 p.m. Stephen A. Gemme, 40, of Woolwich, was arrested by Officer Justin Dolci on Park Row on a warrant. 8/25 at 7:08 p.m. Jacob G. Davis, 19, of Cumberland Street, was arrested by Officer Jonathan O'Connor on Bath Road on a charge of violating condition of release. 8/26 at 5:18 a.m. Clive George Gordon, 48, of Storer Road, was arrested by Lieutenant Lynne D. Doucette on Route 1 on charges of operating under the influence and operating without a license. 8/26 at 6:33 p.m. Raymond W. Randall, 37, of Harpswell Road, was arrested by Officer Kristian M. Oberg on Federal Street on a warrant. 8/26 at 9:24 p.m. Kerry D. Billings, 50, of Center Street, was arrested by Lieutenant Todd M. Ridlon on Maine Street on charges of violating condition of release and disorderly conduct. 8/26 at 9:55 p.m. Mark A. James, 44, of McKay Road, Edgecomb, was arrested by Officer Thomas P. Stanton Jr. on Pleasant Street on a charge of violating condition of release. 8/27 at 12:37 a.m. Derek James Hamel, 22, of Exeter, N.H., was arrested by Officer Kristian M. Oberg on Meadow Road on a charge of criminal trespass. 8/27 at 5:09 p.m. James R. Gailey, 53, of Gailey Farm Lane, Kittery, was arrested by Sergeant Joel C. Bruce on Bath Road on charges of failing to obey traffic officer's directions and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. 8/28 at 11:12 a.m. Jonathan Scott Hartill II, 20, of Westminster Avenue, was arrested by Sergeant Russell E. Wrede on Bath Road on charges of theft by receiving stolen property, possession or transfer of burglar's tools and a probation hold. 8/28 at 9:08 p.m. Lori Jean McKenney, 45, of Maquoit Road, was arrested by Officer Thomas P. Stanton Jr. on Elm Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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Summonses 8/22 at 5:12 p.m. A 17-year old girl, of Brunswick, and a 17-year old boy, of Jefferson, were issued summonses by Officer Daniel A. Sylvain on Gurnet Road on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Dashing daschund 8/23 at 1:22 p.m. A Pleasant Hill Road caller reported that his "hot dog type dog" was running loose and he was unable to catch it. The dog was gone by the time the animal control officer arrived.

Not so slick 8/28 at 9:08 p.m. A Hannaford employee reported that a woman had been caught stealing $22 worth of K-Y jelly from the store. Lori Jean McKenney, 45 of Maquoit Road was arrested on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Fire calls 8/22 at 8:09 a.m. Follow-up investigation on Maquoit Road. 8/23 at 1:19 a.m. Fire on Dunning Street. 8/25 at 9:52 p.m. Medical emergency on Dunning Street. 8/26 at 11:48 a.m. Vehicle crash on Pleasant Street. 8/27 at 10:15 a.m. Medical emergency on Bath Road. 8/27 at 10:58 a.m. Vehicle crash on Pleasant Street. 8/27 at 2:59 p.m. Medical emergency on Orion Street. 8/27 at 7:04 p.m. Fire alarm on Admiral Fitch Avenue. 8/28 at 1:47 p.m. All other miscellaneous complaints on Palmer Street. 8/28 at 3:36 p.m. Medical emergency on Oak Street. 8/28 at 3:40 p.m. All other miscellaneous complaints on Cushnoc Lane. 8/28 at 3:44 p.m. All other miscellaneous complaints on Highland Road. 8/28 at 4:45 p.m. All other miscellaneous complaints on Sandy Ridge Road. 8/28 at 4:47 p.m. Check welfare on Hacker Road. 8/28 at 5:04 p.m. Medical emergency on Willow Grove Road. 8/28 at 5:58 p.m. Fire alarm on McKeen Street. 8/28 at 7:19 p.m. All other miscellaneous complaints on Maine Street.

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8/25 at 4:31 p.m. Tara Buckner, 33, of Post Road, Bowdoinham, was arrested by Officer Robert Ramsay on Topsham Fair Mall Road on charges of theft, forgery and receiving stolen property. 8/25 at 4:31 p.m. Charles Buckner, 33, of Post Road, Bowdoinham, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Robert Ramsay on Topsham Fair Mall Road. 8/27 at 12:13 a.m. Mark Furrow, 25, of Scotsdale Avenue, Lisbon, was arrested by Sgt. Fred Dunn on Wilson Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/27 at 2:02 a.m. Randy Dennison, 19, of Bowdoin, was arrested by Officer Peter Kaminski on Foreside Road on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/27 at 11:39 p.m. Daniel Matthews, 18, of Winter Street, was arrested by Sgt. Fred Dunn on Bridge Street on a charge of operating under the influence.

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Copped coins 8/26 at 10:29 a.m. Officer Robert Ramsay responded to the burglary of a Quartz Bluff Road residence. Entry was forced through a window, and about $5,000 in collectible coins were stolen between Aug. 23 and the morning of the call, police said.

Fire calls 8/23 at 1:12 p.m. Fire alarm on Wren Drive. 8/23 at 2:48 p.m. Fire alarm on Topsham Fair Mall Road. 8/23 at 6:08 p.m. Fire alarm on Topsham Fair Mall Road. 8/24 at 3:04 p.m. Tree on power line on Meadow Road. 8/24 at 4:28 p.m. Mulch fire on Lewiston Road. 8/26 at 4:58 p.m. Fire alarm on Anthony Avenue. 8/27 at 9:28 a.m. Fire alarm on Hubbard Lane. 8/27 at 7:27 p.m. Grass fire on Interstate 295. 8/28 at 12:24 p.m. Tree on power line on Augusta Road. 8/28 at 1:07 p.m. Possible blown transformer on Summer Street. 8/28 at 2:26 p.m. Utility problem on West Merrill Road. 8/28 at 2:56 p.m. Fire call on O'Farrell Street. 8/28 at 3:08 p.m. Utility problem on Fiddlehead Lane. 8/28 at 3:26 p.m. Utility problem on Main Street. 8/28 at 3:45 p.m. Utility problem on Bridge Street. 8/28 at 4:22 p.m. Fire alarm on Meadow Cross Road. 8/28 at 5:09 p.m. Utility problem on Patricia Drive. 8/28 at 6:21 p.m. Utility problem on Ward Road.

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Memorial donations can be made to Bowdoin College, Office of Development, 4100 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8432; First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, ME 04011; Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011; or to a charity of choice. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.

Robert J. Hodsdon Jr., 70

PORTLAND — Robert J. Hodsdon Jr., 70, of Phippsburg, died Aug. 7 at Maine Medical Center from pulmonary fibrosis. On Oct. 31, 1940, he was born in Portland, a son of Alice J. and Robert J. Hodsdon. He graduated from N o r t h Ya r m o u t h Hodson Jr. Academy in 1959, Nasson College in 1964 and received his master of science degree in education at the University of Maine in Gorham. For 32 years he was a teacher and soccer coach at Yarmouth and Lisbon high schools, and also ran a small engine business. He was a member of the Casco Lodge No. 36 and recently joined the American Legion in Phippsburg. He enjoyed traveling, especially in his RV to the Moorings in Belfast. Surviving are his significant other, Jean Leighton; his daughter Sara Elaine and her husband Cliff Wilson of Augusta; his son Robert J. and his wife Heidi; and three grandchildren, Arianna, Elizabeth and Robert J., all of Bath. There will be no services at his request. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives. Memorial contributions may be made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 West Evergreen Ave., Suite 303, Chicago, IL 60642.


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Obituaries Anna Maria Ciampa, 91 BRUNSWICK — Anna Maria Ciampa, 91, died Aug. 26 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. Born Nov. 2, 1919, in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Alphonse and Stella Rubini DeFranco. After she graduated from Roslindale High School, she furthered her education in art and art history. On Feb. 13, 1949, she married Edward Louis Ciampa. Over the years she volunteered teaching ceramics classes and volunteered at the Jordan Acres School. A sweet and gentle lady, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who could make a mean blueberry pie, was a great listener, and had an artist’s eye of the world. Her brothers, Joseph, Carl, Edward, Arthur, and Alfred DeFranco, predeceased her. She is survived by a daughter, Anne Wallace, of Brunswick and a son, Edward Ciampa of Arlington, Va. A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Northwestern University, the University of Kiev and Bowdoin College. Before leaving to teach in Kiev, he spent a great deal of time teaching himself how to speak and read in fluent Russian. During his career he received many awards, including the Who’s Who in Economics in 1995, and the Roy Crum Research Award in 1991. Due to his expertise in infrastructure and economics, he was frequently called upon to speak, testify, and advise groups, including the U.S. Congress, The World Bank, the CIA and the Environmental Protection Agency. Although he excelled in his professional life, he was most proud of his role as a father and grandfather. He and his former wife, Sarah, raised their three children in Brunswick, where they lived for 20 years. When his children were young, he was a fixture at all of their sporting events, and was happy to see his children graduate college and witness the birth of his three beloved grandchildren. Passionate about physical fitness, he was exceptionally skilled in yoga, and participated in many running races in Maine. He never stopped learning, and could be found many mornings at a coffee shop in Portland reading the latest economic news. His favorite places in the world were Onekama, Mich., and Willard Beach in

South Portland. He is survived by his former wife, Sarah Aschauer of Auburn; his daughter, Erika Rodrigue, her husband Luke Rodrigue, and their three children, Grace, Oliver and Lucy of Augusta; his two sons, Nicholas Aschauer of Auburn, and Henry Aschauer of Tacoma, Wash.; his sister, Ann Osborne, and his two brothers, Joseph and Martin Aschauer. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s the Baptist Church All Saints Parish in Brunswick on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. The service will be followed by a reception at the Muskie Archives at Bates College in Lewiston. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral

Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

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Local nonprofits receive community building grants PORTLAND — The Maine Community Foundation’s community building grant program recently awarded $33,210 in grants to 12 Cumberland County nonprofits. Clean Air - Cool Planet was awarded a grant to work with the Greater Portland Council of Governments and within the greater Portland community to gather suggestions for how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and compile the responses into a regional climate plan. Other grant awards went to the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust in Brunswick to support the final phase of a multiyear organizational development and capacity-building effort; The Center for Grieving Children in Portland to support the children’s survivors of suicide sup-

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provider. Mercy Hospital was recognized as the preferred hospital in greater Portland and Mid Coast Hospital was selected for the greater Brunswick area. By being named a Tier 1 hospital by the commission, it establishes Mercy and Mid Coast Hospital as a preferred provider for 40,000 state workers and their dependents and recognizes each hospital’s high level of patient quality, safety and experience. Freeport-based Cold River Vodka, produced by Maine Distilleries was named one of the top five-star spirits in the world in 2011 by F. Paul Pacult in the trade publication Spirit Journal.

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Mass. He is currently offering outdoor classes by donation in Portland’s public parks. A schedule of classes is available at KeefeYogi.com. Brewster House Bed & Breakfast in Freeport was recently named a member of the Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America. The Select Registry is comprised of 400 inns throughout the U.S. and Canada that have passed an extensive inspection. The Maine State Employee Health Commission recently named five hospitals throughout the state as a Tier 1 preferred

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Fall Sports Overview And so we begin again. A new school year is upon us. One rife with optimism for teams at local schools. That rosy outlook is well-founded as Brunswick, Morse and Mt. Ararat all boast ample talent in several sports. While we cling

to the last vestiges of summer, the autumn promises to bring not only cooler weather, but also triumph and drama on playing fields and cross country and golf courses around the area. It’s time for a new chapter to be written. Enjoy.

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FOOTBALL Fri., Sept. 2 Fri., Sept. 9 Fri., Sept. 16 Fri., Sept. 23 Fri., Sept. 30 Fri., Oct. 7 Fri., Oct. 14 Fri., Oct. 21 Sat., Oct. 29 BOYS’ SOCCER Sat., Sept. 3 Tues., Sept. 6 Fri., Sept. 9 Tues., Sept. 13 Thurs., Sept. 15 Sat., Sept. 17 Tues., Sept. 20 Sat., Sept. 24 Tues., Sept. 27 Fri., Sept. 30 Tues., Oct. 4 Tues., Oct. 11 Fri., Oct. 14 Tues. Oct. 18 GIRLS’ SOCCER Sat., Sept. 3 Tues., Sept. 6 Sat., Sept. 10 Tues., Sept. 13 Thurs., Sept. 15 Sat., Sept. 17 Tues., Sept. 20 Sat., Sept. 24 Tues., Sept. 27 Tues., Oct. 4 Thurs., Oct. 6 Tues., Oct. 11 Sat., Oct. 15 Tues., Oct. 18

FOOTBALL Sat., Sept. 3 Fri., Sept. 9 Fri., Sept. 16 Sat., Sept. 24 Fri., Sept. 30 Sat., Oct. 8 Fri., Oct. 14 Fri., Oct. 21 BOYS’ SOCCER Fri., Sept. 2 Wed., Sept. 7 Sat., Sept. 10 Tues., Sept. 13 Fri., Sept. 16 Tues., Sept. 20 Fri., Sept. 23 Tues., Sept. 27 Fri., Sept. 30 Tues., Oct. 4 Fri., Oct. 7 Wed., Oct. 12 Fri., Oct. 14 Tues. Oct. 18 GIRLS’ SOCCER Fri., Sept. 2 Wed., Sept. 7 Sat., Sept. 10 Tues., Sept. 13 Fri., Sept. 16 Tues., Sept. 20 Fri., Sept. 23 Tues., Sept. 27 Fri., Sept. 30 Tues., Oct. 4 Fri., Oct. 7 Wed., Oct. 12 Fri., Oct. 14 Tues., Oct. 18

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Mt. Ararat Eagles 2011 Fall Sports Schedules FOOTBALL Fri., Sept. 2 Fri., Sept. 9 Fri., Sept. 16 Fri., Sept. 23 Fri., Sept. 30 Fri., Oct. 7 Fri., Oct. 14 Fri., Oct. 21 Sat., Oct. 29 BOYS’ SOCCER Sat., Sept. 3 Tues., Sept. 6 Fri., Sept. 9 Thurs., Sept. 15 Sat., Sept. 17 Tues., Sept. 20 Fri., Sept. 23 Tues., Sept. 27 Thurs., Sept. 29 Tues., Oct. 4 Fri., Oct. 7 Tues., Oct. 11 Sat., Oct. 15 Tues. Oct. 18 GIRLS’ SOCCER Fri., Sept. 2 Wed., Sept. 7

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Tuesday 9/6

Coastal Youth Orchestra Auditions, string students of all levels; advanced students of oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and French horn, 5 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, schedule appointment with Nancy Roderick at 729-5156.

Books, Authors

Tuesday 9/6

Mystery Author Series, with Susan Oleksiw, author of the “Mellingham Mystery Series,” 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and Sept. 18, Curtis Memorial Library, FMI, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.

Films

Friday 9/9

“World Bicycle Relief,” 6:30 p.m. film “With My Own Two Wheels,” and 7:30 p.m. artist talk with photographer Leah Missbach Day, $10 suggest donation $10, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St.,

Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

Galleries Friday 9/9 Assemblage Artists, Mildred Johnson and Edward Mackenzie, and new work by Lucy Banfield, Barbara Bean, and Ann Slocom, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10, exhibit through Sept. 30, Points of View Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick. ”m.a.c., a late summer ART event,” artist portfolio sharing, 6-9 p.m., The Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row, KDB, 653-9334 or k@teamkdb.com. New Paintings by Charles Movalli, 5-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 8, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com. ”Picture This,” photography exhibit, 5-8 p.m. artists reception, exhibit through Oct. 31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.

Sunday 9/11 “Pioneers: Quilt Art,” quilts by Elizabeth Busch, Susan Carlson,

Mary Allen Chaisson and Stephanie Green Levy, 2-4 p.m. gallery talk, exhibit through Oct. 1, Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.

Music Friday 9/9 Ahmad Hassan Muhammad, with Jaw Gems, Apres ArtWalk Concert, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.

Saturday 9/10 Cinder Conk, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820. Deb Cowan & John Robert, 7:30 p.m., $12 nonmembers / $10 museum members $5 ages 4-15, Winter Street Center, Bath, tickets MaineMaritimeMuseum.org, 443-1316.

Theater/Dance “Any Body for Tea,” presented by the Basic Players, 7 p.m., Sept. 9-10, 2 p.m. Sept. 11, $5 suggested, Bath Area Senior Citizens Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, tickets at Bath

Saturday 9/3 Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, auditions for fall shows, “The Jungle Book,” “Youth Voices on Stage” and “Santa’s Reindeer Revue,” 1-4 p.m., Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 247, kitetails.org.

Dramatic Repertory Company Open Auditions for Actors in 20112012 season, 5 p.m. Sept. 10; and 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Portland, Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Suite 2, Portland, list of available roles at dramaticrep.org/actors.htm.

Maine State Ballet Open Auditions, for The Nutcracker, 4-4:45 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15 - 6 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. ages 11-12; and Friday, Sept. 9, 4-5 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30-6:30 p.m. ages 16+, $10 audition fee, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, FMI, mainestateballet. org, 781-7672.

Portland Youth Dance Company Auditions for jazz, contemporary and hip hop dancers, ages 10-18, 1 p.m. intermediate level dancers, 2:30 p.m., high intermediate and advanced dancers, Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, Forest Avenue, Portland, FMI, portland youthdance.com, 200-3025.

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Sunday 9/11

Dramatic Repertory Company Open Auditions for Actors in 2011-2012 season, 7 p.m. Sept. 9; 5 p.m. Sept. 10; and 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Portland, Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Suite 2, Portland, list of available roles at dramaticrep. org/actors.htm.

Dramatic Repertory Company Open Auditions for Actors in 2011-2012 season, 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Portland, Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Suite 2, Portland, list of available roles at dramaticrep. org/actors.htm.

Maine State Ballet Open Auditions, for The Nutcracker, 4-5 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30-6:30 p.m. ages 16+, $10 audition fee, 348 U.S.

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Saturday 9/10

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Comedy Friday 9/2

Comedian Bob Marley, 7 p.m. opener, 8 p.m. show, $25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, the landingatpinepoint.com.

Films Friday 9/2

Southworth Planetarium Full Dome Double Feature, “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” 7 p.m., “Ibex,” 8:30 p.m., Fridays, through September, $6 adults/ $5 children, students and seniors, Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249, usm. maine.edu/planet

Saturday 9/3

“Up Up, Down Down,” by Portland filmmaker Allen Baldwin, 7 p.m., $5, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.

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Sunday 9/4 Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Festival Volume 1, puppet film shorts, hosted by Tim Lagasse, 7 p.m., $7, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreet arts.org.

The September exhibit at Addison Woolley Gallery is “seductive/ Concert,” with photographs by Ruth Sylmor and paintings by Ronnie Wilson. Sylmor’s silver gelatin photographs of Parisian street art, pictured here, serve as a perfect complement to the colorful, bold paintings by Ronnie Wilson. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. The gallery is located at 132 Washington Ave., Portland, and can be reached at 450-8499.

Galleries Friday 9/2 ”6/6/6, An Exhibition that Created Itself Through Connectivity,” 6-10 p.m. reception, Gallery 37A, 37A Wharf St., Portland, Brook DeLorme, brookdel@yahoo.com. “Gateway to Knowledge” Library of Congress Traveling Exhibit, 12-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, and Saturday, Sept. 3, free, open to public, truck parked on Monument Square, downtown Portland, hosted by Portland Public Library and Portland Downtown District. ”Intercambio:” Interplays & Exchanges, new work by Suzanne Hunt, Larinda Meade, and Lizz Sinclair, 1-8 p.m. First Friday; 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 opening, exhibit through Sept. 30, 3 Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773, 3fishgallery. com. ”Painters, Players & Poets,” new work by 48 Maine artists, 5-8 p.m. opening, exhibit through Sept. 30, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Photographs by Mariah K. Brin-

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Friday opening, exhibit through September, show benefits Birth Roots, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 252-9520.

”Portraits,” group show curated by Heidi Powell, 5-8 p.m. opening, followed by LIT, a literary happening curated by Megan Grumbling, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Richard Brown Lethem: “Table of Contents,” 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Sept. 10, Aucocisco Gallery, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.

”Present Parent?” new art show by Marin Magat, 10:30 a.m.-noon “Children’s opening;” 5-8 p.m. First

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Museums 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.

Music Saturday 9/3

Mark Tipton, Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker Tribute: “Bird Meets Diz - The Early Years of Be-Bop,” 8 p.m., $8, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreet arts.org.

The Milkman’s Union, folk rock, with Splendora Cult and Tallahassee, 9 p.m., $5, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988.

Sunday 9/4

Shape Note Singing, 1:30-4:30 p.m., donation appreciated, The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Wednesday 9/7

Secret Chiefs 3 with FAT32 9 p.m., $13 advance/ $15 door, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose, space538.org.

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Summer ends with bluegrass back in Brunswick she’s clearly headed to the top of heap. Al Hawkes, Westbrook’s celebrated performer and record producer – you’ll recognize him by his red cowboy hat – will also be featured on Friday. Plus there will be a screening of his recent documentary DVD. Other draws include Tony Rowan, Del McCoury, Danny Paisley & Southern Gass, Steep Canyon Rangers and Seldom Scene. These are all national acts with a big following. Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival (a mile or so from Cook’s Corner in Brunswick,) runs from Friday afternoon till Sunday evening, Sept. 2-4. Call 7256009 or visit thomaspointbeach.com.

By Scott Andrews Hurricane Irene has blown away into the history books, and Maine’s summer season of arts and entertainment is about to follow. This weekend’s grand finale is topped by one of the summer’s biggest events, the Sept. 2-4 revival of the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival in Brunswick. After a 30-year run, Maine’s biggest bluegrass event called it quits in 2008. But it’s back for 2011 by popular demand. OMG, you gotta see “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” This Broadway stage version of the hit movie is one of the funniest shows ever mounted at Ogunquit Playhouse. And Becky Gulsvig in the title role will like totally blow you away. Singer Tony Bennett just celebrated his 85th birthday, and you can join the musical fun by seeing “I Left My Heart” at Arundel Barn Playhouse. This show is a fine jukebox musical that pays tribute to the life and legend of America’s quintessential crooner.

Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival Three years ago, bluegrass fans in Maine shed many tears at the final performance of the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, which ended its 30-year run in Brunswick. That event won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Event of the Year Award. But the 2008 finale wasn’t really final. The festival, Maine’s biggest bluegrass event of the season, is returning this weekend. And the lineup of stars? Just like the hiatus never happened. Hostess/promoter Pati Crooker has booked an array of bluegrass stars, national and international figures who promise once again to fill the attractive seaside campground with music fans. Let’s start with Friday’s headliner: Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are the most celebrated band in bluegrass, with honors including a coveted Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and seven consecutive IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards. In addition

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to her vocal powers, Vincent is also proficient on the mandolin, a tricky instrument that’s seldom identified with female performers. In 2001, Vincent signed a high-profile endorsement contract with Martha White baking products, the flour company that first sponsored bluegrass icons Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs in 1953. Just like Flatt and Scruggs, Vincent rolls into every show on a blue-and-white bus dubbed the Martha White Bluegrass Express. I’ve heard Vincent many times, and interviewed her twice. She’s the proverbial “real thing” – a devoted mother who also likes to chat and pose for photos with her fans. An up-and-coming female bluegrass star is Sierra Hull. She was a headliner at the 2011 Ossippee Valley Music Festival, and

Blondes have more fun. Gentlemen prefer blondes. Ad infinitum. That’s the popular conception of fairhaired beauties that’s played to the hilt in “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” This fine musical comedy runs through Sept. 17 at Ogunquit Playhouse. (Full disclosure: I am the son of one of Deering High School’s blondest-ever graduates: Dorothy Jane Whitcomb.) Dumb blonde jokes abound at the start, but the heroine emerges about halfway through the show. Becky Gulsvig, in the tile role, is totally captivating. She starred in the first national touring company, and won the Helen Hayes award for this feat. The story revolves around Elle Woods (Gulsvig), a southern California college girl who gets dumped by her boyfriend. He heads to Harvard Law School, seeking someone “more serious.” In search of love, Elle follows him to Harvard. She rises to the top of her class and helps to win the acquittal of a prominent TV exercise phenom falsely accused or murder. Most of Ogunquit’s cast can boast Broadway credentials. They’re led by Michael Rupert, who originated the role of Professor Callahan in the 2007 production. “Legally Blonde” has a book by Heather Hatch, based on the novel by Amanda Brown. The score, by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, is fun but uninspired. Ogunquit Playhouse, about a mile

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south of the village on Route 1, presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical” through Sept. 17. Call 6465511 or visit ogunquitplayhouse.org.

‘I Left My Heart’

Tony Bennett is an enduring icon of American music, a crooner who enjoyed his first starburst of popularity nearly 60 years ago and who continues to please audiences and record companies. Bennett celebrated his 85th birthday earlier this month and his next recording is slated for release in September. Bennett’s life and career are the twin hubs of “I Left My Heart,” a jukebox musical that is the final offering of this season at Arundel Barn Playhouse. With a minimal script by David Grapes and new vocal arrangements by Todd Olson, “I Left My Heart” presents a sampling of singer’s vast repertoire: 34 songs performed by a trio of tenors. Bennett was the king of American crooners, singers with excellent voices who wore their hearts on their sleeves and focused on romantic ballads and torch songs. With few exceptions, Bennett performed songs that were written by Tin Pan Alley’s top composers and lyricists and first made popular by someone else. His genius was discovering the romantic keys to every song and sincerely projecting his feelings to the audience. Arundel Barn attendees will hear most of Bennett’s top hits, including his first million-seller, “Because of You,” from 1953. The show’s title comes from the 1962 tune that became Bennett’s signature song: “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.” Other selections include “The Good Life,” “Rags To Riches” and “Stranger In Paradise.” Arundel Barn’s three-man cast comprises musical theater majors from distinctive schools. Their energy is compelling, and I liked this show very much. Although Bennett remains popular with a new generation, nostalgia is definitely the driving force behind “I Left My Heart.” Enjoy this show for what it is: a melodic adventure into happy times and happy memories. Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road (just off Route 1), presents “I Left My Heart” through Sept. 3. Call 9855552 or visit arundelbarnplayhouse.com.

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Community Calendar 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.

Thursday 9/8 The Ladies Tee, Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/ Brunswick, golf teams needed, $50 donation per golfer, register at bbbsbathbrun.org, 729-7736, tournament at Country Fairways, Bowdoin.

Saturday 9/10 Song of the Sea Concert Series, John Roberts & Deb Cowan, to benefit The Bonyun Sea Music Endowment Fund, 7:30 p.m., $10/ advance, $12/door, children 15 or younger half price, Winter Street Church, 880 Washington St., Bath, FMI/reservations, 443-1316 or 737-2187.

Getting Smarter Tuesday 9/6 Basic Art I, graphite and charcoal instruction in supportive group setting, D.G. “Connie” Bailey, instructor, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 4 Tuesday classes, $26, bring HB pencils, pink Pearl eraser, 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 sketchbook, People Plus Community Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Wednesday 9/7 Cooking For One with Eric Thoreson of the Cooperative Extension and Frank Connors of People Plus, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $10 for 4 sessions, People Plus Community Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick, sign up, 729-0757. Digital Camera Overview with Bernie Breitbart, bring your camera, 10-11 a.m., free/donations accepted, People Plus Community Cafe, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Saturday 9/10 CompTIA Network+ Technician course, 5 Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and 5 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Burgess Computer, 101 Centre St., Bath, FMI Kate Carpenter, 443-9554, burgesscomputer.com/ training.

Sunday 9/11 Pejepscot Genealogy Society meeting, Carol McCoy to speak on tax records as informational tools, 2 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, FMI, 201-833-7371.

Tuesday 9/13 ”eBooks 101,” presentation on eReaders and eBooks, 6 p.m., free, open to the public, Patten Free Library Community Room, 33 Summer St., Bath, Roberta Jordan, 443-5141, ext. 25. Early Settlement of Sagadahoc County, sponsored by the Topsham Historical Society, speaker John A. “Jay” Robbins of Richmond Historical Society, 6:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Topsham Public Library.

Health & Support Respite Dementia Panel, monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.; 4th Wednesday, 7 p.m., free, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, 729-0475. Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick locations: Monday 5:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., contact Quinn, 443-4630; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, contact

Monica, 729-3149; Bath location: Tuesday 12 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress St.

Tuesday 9/6 Loosen Up with Suzanne Neveux, gentle class to work out kinks and relieve tension with stretching, tai chi, yoga, no floor work, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-9:45 a.m., $34/ month, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Thursday 9/8 New Path to Hope and Healing: Discovering Ways to Help Yourself, wellness workshop with Donna Maria Bordeaux of Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy, 1:30-3:30 p.m., People Plus Community Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick, information and sign up, 729-0757.

Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Chair Yoga, Shannon Elliott, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., $10/class or pay what you can, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, FMI and to preregister, 729-0475. Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org. Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or datwood@ spectrumgenerations.org. Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Greater Portland Benefits Sunday 9/4 Furry Friends 5K Race, to benefit Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, 9 a.m. 5K race along Baxter Blvd and Back Bay Trail, Portland, registration begins at 7 a.m., FMI, arlgp.org. Paws in the Park, Back Bay walk to benefit Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, with or without dog, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk, 12 p.m. dog contests, parade, $15 advance/ $20 day of, Payson Park, Portland, register at arlgp.org.

Monday 9/5 Car Show, to benefit the U.S.

Marine Corps Toys-For-Tots, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., car admission is new unwrapped present per passenger / free for spectators, toy donations welcome, rain or shine, Portland Motor Club, 275 Presumpscot St., Portland, Stan and Cheryl Page, 615-8365 or Portland Motor Club, 775-1770 portlandmotorclub. com.

Yard Sale, fundraiser for Greater Portland Christian School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 1338 Broadway, South Portland.

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Black Frame Art Sale, hosted by Bayside Neighborhood Association, portion of proceeds support BNA, 150+ original art for $200 apiece, 5-8 p.m., free admission, Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, FMI, blackframeartsale.com, 332-0253.

Clothing Swap Shop, 9 a.m.noon, Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland, 799-0407, elmstreetumc. org.

PSO Designers’ Show House Preview Party, “Gatsby Jazz Age Lawn Party,” to benefit Portland Symphony Orchestra, 6-8 p.m., $100, appetizers, 1920s style costume encouraged, 149 Western Promenade, Portland, 773-6128 ext. 311, FMI, portlandsymphony.org.

Saturday 9/10 3rd Annual Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest, to benefit Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center of Portland, 12-3 p.m., family-friendly, all ages, abilities welcome, Pine Point Beach, Scarborough, register at sandsations.org. 3rd Annual KAT Walk, in honor of Kimberly Ann Tudor, to benefit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 1 p.m., 3.5 mile walk, Back Cove Blvd., Portland, register, kat-walk.org or bafound.org. Annual Walk to Defeat ALS, fundraiser hosted by The Northern New England Chapter of the ALS Association, 9 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. walk, Payson Park, Baxter Blvd entrance, Portland, register, alsanne.org, Amy Kuzma, 899-2900. Harbor Cruise for HART, The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 7-10 p.m., with music, door prizes, cash bar, Casco Bay Lines Bay Mist, Portland, tickets at hartofme.com, or email Jackie Broaddus, 8294116, catlova73@aol.com.

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Thursday 9/8

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“So You Think You Can Mayor” Mayoral Candidate Forum, hosted by The Maine League of Young Voters PAC, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7-9 p.m. forum, free, open to public, Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Bramhall Square, Portland, maine. theleague.com.

Inaugural Portland Brew Festival, 25+ brewers, scheduled sessions, 12-3:30 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m. Sept. 3; 12-3:30 p.m. Sept. 4, $30, Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland, register, portlandbrewfestival.eventbrite.com, FMI, portlandbrewfestival.com.

Saturday 9/10 Block Party 2011: A Collaborative Celebration of the Arts, presented by Space Gallery, free, open to

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Sunday 9/11 Sept. 11 Event at Two Lights State Park, tour of the park by Herb Adams, World War II-era bunkers open, 1:30 p.m., meet at bunker entrance, Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth, park fees apply, hosted by Friends of Maine State Parks, friendsofmainestateparks.org.

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Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adults/ $3 ages under 12, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal, Nancy, 688-4481.

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Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult / $5 ages 5-12, The Triangle Club of Casco Lodge #36 A.F. & A. M. Yarmouth, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth.

Gardens & Outdoors Cumberland Farmers Market Assoc. Summer Markets: Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, US Route 1, Falmouth; Fridays, 10am 12:15 p.m. Cricket Hunt School, U.S.

Route 1, Freeport, and 2-5:30 p.m., L.L.Bean Campus, Coyote Parking Lot, Freeport; Saturdays, 9 a.m.noon, Cumberland Town Hall, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, all markets rain or shine, FMI, cumberlandfarmersmarket.org.

Eastern Cemetery History Tours, led by Spirits Alive, 1:30-3 p.m., Sundays through October, meet at Congress Street gate at 1:15 p.m., $7 adults, $4 senior, ages 12 and under free, cash only, canceled if rain, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, spiritsalive.org.

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2011 Discovery Trek Series, “Indian Trail in the Peaks Island Land Preserve” led by Ellen Mahoney, 5:30-6:30 p.m., take 5:35 p.m. Ferry to Peaks Island at Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, tour starts at dock on Peaks Island, free for Portland Trails members/ $5 nonmembers, space limited, must register, 7752411, trails.org.

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Scarborough Marsh Special Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza, used book sale, crafts for kids, food, prizes, more, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 3-5, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.

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Saturday 9/10 Guided Nature Hike, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $5 adult / $2 child, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, reservations recommended, 926-4597. The Hidden Jewels of South Portland, led by Tom Blake, South Portland Land Trust’s Summer Tour Series, 9 a.m., meet at Bug Light Park, South Portland, transportation provided, FMI, sopolandtrust@gmail.com.

Getting Smarter Saturday 9/3 “Quakers in Maine,” talk by Dana Edgecomb, The Greater Portland Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society, 12:30 p.m. social, 1 p.m. program, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, FMI, Deb, 329-6438.

Tuesday 9/6 Language Exchange Open House, 5:30–7:30 p.m., free, 80 Exchange St., Suite 24, Portland, 772-0405, immersionprograms.com.

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”Legs for Life,” free vascular disease screenings for August and September, hosted by Vascular & Interventional Physicians of Spectrum Medical Group, 84 Marginal Way, Suite 985, Portland, call for an appointment, 347-2660.

Tuesday 9/6 Living Well for Better Heath Workshop, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6–Oct. 24, $10 registration, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, register, YMCA at 865-9600. Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training class, led by Portland Police Department, for women ages 13+, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6, Sept. 8, Sept. 13 and Sept. 15; and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 17, $25 suggested donation, Portland Police Department, 109 Middle St., Portland, register by Aug. 31, e-mail ppdrad@portlandmaine.gov or 874-8643.

Saturday 9/10 Psychic and Crystal Fair, 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Freeport Leapin’ Lizards, 123 Main St., 865-0900, leapinlizards. biz.

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Tuesday 9/6 Maine State Ballet Open House, for prospective students and families, 5-7 p.m., 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

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Web Sales and Development 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.

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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 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 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

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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.

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LOST CAT - BLACK & WHITE LONG-HAIR - “HERMAN” Beloved cat lost without collar. Black back, black fluffy tail, white belly w/ white ring around neck, greenish eyes. Answers to Herman. Very friendly. Lost from York Ledge Dr, (Rockwood Condos Community off of Rte. 1) in Cumberland Foreside near Yarmouth. Last seen at 1pm Sat. 8/27. REWARD OFFERED CONTACT - Karen Mills cell: 207-653-0903 2078 2 9 - 5 3 3 4 mjkmills@gmail.com

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.

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.

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

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REAL ESTATE ATTENTION ALL SKIER, snowmobiler, boater & ATV enthusiasts! Looking for the PERFECT vacation home??? You just found it 2 hours North of Portland, an amazing 4 season gigantic home! Rangeley Retreat. Ideal for 2 or 3 families to buy together, rental property, B&B, other commercial use or just for your own incredible entertaining. 3 separate Floors of living space including, 7 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Lofts, Fireplace, Living Room, Great Room w/Bar, den, office, patio, deck and enormous garage big enough to hold 3 cars and a workshop plus all your toys (ATV’s, boats, snowmobiles, skis and more). Located in the quaint town of Rangeley only 9 miles from Saddleback Mt. w/ direct access to snowmobile & ATV trails. Only $599,000 and OFFERS WANTED. Check it out at www.mortonfurbish.com Call Margie at Morton & Furbish Real Estate 207-6707350.

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LAND IN FALMOUTH, Cumberland, Yarmouth, or Freeport. Seeking larger residential lot or farmland, not in subdivision. If it’s Listed, I know about it, but if you’re really motivated, I don’t know about it. Bank owned, that’s not a problem. I’m not a developer and would protect neighborhood character. Call me and let’s talk about what you have. Jeff @ 207-9265810.

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

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CAT SITTING or DOG WALKING available. Brunswick area. References available. call Jennifer 207-721-8145. Flexible rates.

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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 ________________________ ____________________

RENTALS

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SUGARLOAF TRUE TRAILside seasonal rental in Birchwood I. Three bedroom, post and beam Condo. Walk everywhere. Ski to Sawduster Chair. Well appointed. $14,900 for the season or $7,800 halftime. Also one bedroom “breakaway” ski to your door! $7,000 season ‘11-12 or $4,000 half-time. Call 207-899-7641. 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.

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FALMOUTH- Available Immediately. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 3 season porch, 2 car garage, Private yard. Forced HW/Oil. N/P, N/S. References, Security. $1400/month plus. 894-5379. SOUTH FREEPORT RD. Furnished, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment.$800/month, includes utilities and garage space. Available Oct.-April. NS/NP. Call 865-1954. YARMOUTH VILLAGE- 1-2 BR. Cute 2nd floor, N/S/N/P. Includes heat, on-site parking. 1st, Last/Security. $825/month. 207-846-4527. LEWISTON, 2 BEDROOM $695/month, security deposit. 1 Bedroom, $520. 207-205-3792 OLD ORCHARD BEACH- 1 bedroom apartment. Clean, Modern. Heat, hot water, parking, laundry. Secure building. No dogs. $750/month. 508954-0376.

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ROOFING

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

Community Roofing

Leaks Repairs

Yarmouth House for rent West Elm Street. 2 bedroom, no smoking, no pets. $1200 per month plus heat and utilities, one year lease. 781-4282.

TREE SERVICES

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

or a loved one’s memorial service Many years experience with both traditional and non-traditional services $30 initial consultation fee Call Richard 650-0877

DUMP GUY

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

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rid of balers and probably reduce staff at the transfer station.

from page 1 four years, many towns have begun switching to single-sort recycling, where residents bundle all their recyclables together and the town sends the waste to a facility where it is sorted and sold. Switching to single-sort has costs and benefits that Fred Cantu, recycling and transfer station manager, is weighing before the town seriously considers switching. The benefits of single-sort include less hassle for residents, a greater range of what can be recycled, and a likely increase in the town’s recycling rate. Because the town would no longer be baling its own recyclables, it could get

Switching to single-sort would also mean giving up revenue from the sale of recyclables. In the past three years, the town averaged about $63,000 annually from the sale of recycled materials, according to the 2010 annual town report. According to MacDonald, some singlesort companies have revenue-sharing agreements with towns, which may allow Harpswell to recoup some of that lost income. It’s hard to say how much Harpswell’s recycling rate would jump if the town switched to single-sort. The type of recycling program, and quantity and type of recycled materials, varies so much that it’s difficult to make comparisons with other towns that have already made the

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“It would still cost the taxpayer extra money for what I feel is a minimal return in increased recycling,” he said.

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switch, MacDonald said. Towns that experienced the greatest boost in recycling rates after switching to single-sort usually offered curbside pick-up and instituted a pay-per-bag program, where residents must buy town garbage bags. Fewer communities with drop-off recycling centers have switched to single-sort, and there is only three years of data to draw on. But in MacDonald’s experience, he said there will likely be a single-digit increase in the recycling rate if Harpswell switches.

But after seeing Cantu’s presentation to the selectman on Aug. 18, Selectman Jim Henderson isn’t completely convinced.

“Our Recycling Advisory Committee has not weighed in on this, and I’m still persisting,” he said. “I want to continue to see if I can be satisfied ... that we should do what we’re doing and stick with it.” Whatever happens, it’s important to be decisive, MacDonald said.

“Once you change a program system,” he said, “it’s very difficult to back up and adopt the former program.”

Based on his analysis, Cantu said he doesn’t recommend that the town switch to single-sort recycling.

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from page 1 age to all but one. “It could have taken out a whole dock,” said Marine Patrol Officer Scott Couture, who investigated the accident the next day. He didn’t have an estimate yet of total damage. After the boat landed on the beach, Allen and Landry realized there was nothing to do at the time and went home. Around noon the following day, during the next high tide, Allen and a crowd of onlookers returned to the beach to try and pull the Bearcat II from the shore. He enlisted the help of three lobstermen who used their boats to try and pull the catamaran off the sand, and had a diver try to clear the tangle of ropes from the Bearcat II’s motors. But nothing worked. “He pulled until he ripped the cleats off the side of his boat,” Allen said of his son, Josh, who used his boat to try and tug Bearcat II off the beach.

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As the tide turned, the men decided to dig out underneath the boat and wait until the next high tide, at 1 a.m., which was higher than the noon tide. Early Tuesday morning, Bearcat II floated off the beach under its own power, and Allen docked it at Bailey Island Lobster. On Tuesday afternoon he took the boat to Gowen Marine in Portland to have the motors repaired; there was little other damage to the catamaran. Ironically, Bearcat II is moored in Harpswell during summer and fall to escape hurricanes in Florida, where the boat spends the winter with its owner. Allen said he’s thankful Bearcat II didn’t take out more boats, and is grateful so many people pitched in to help. “It’s just an unfortunate situation that turned out a lot better than it should have,” he said. Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.

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