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Vol. 6, No. 36

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Bath City Council supports McMann Field turf project

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Riders travel along Route 201 in Topsham on Aug. 28 during the 25th Dan Michaud Memorial Ride for the Maine Hospice Council. The event raises money for hospice care in Maine, and is named for Dan R. Michaud of Topsham, who died at age 32. The ride, which started and finished on the Brunswick Mall, is supported by the Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club.

By Alex Lear BATH — The City Council on Wednesday approved the installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. The panel also voted unanimously to designate three new crosswalks as part of the Whiskeag Trail. The order for the McMann Field upgrade was amended four times before being approved 5-1. The final language states that the council encourages the Fields for Our Future Committee to continue fundraising, “with the understanding that there will be no request for, nor will there be any appropriation, of taxpayers’ funds” for the field. The document also calls for a reserve fund to be established

to provide funding for the field’s eventual replacement, funded by annual deposits of at least $35,000 from field rental revenues and other income. Fundraising for the initial installation is also subject to a five-year sunset provision. At that time the council will determine whether any additional fundraising is appropriate, or if the project should be halted and donations redistributed. Finally, the City Council will form a building committee, including Fields for Our Future members, to work with the Fields Committee to administer the field project. The Fields for Our Future Committee has so far raised See page 22

‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine’s pension debt Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution.

By John Christie How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in its payments for just one state program? It doesn’t pay its bills on time,

makes promises without knowing the costs, loses money in the stock market and ignores repeated warnings that the debt is getting worse by the year. The official name of the debt is

RSU 1 board, teachers union approve new contract By Alex Lear BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors and Sagadahoc Education Association approved a new teachers’ contract this week, concluding a long and sometimes contentious process. The two sides reached a settlement Aug. 18 after a morningto-evening negotiating session. Union members voted for the pact, 171-5, on Monday, Aug. 30; the School Board gave it unanimous approval on Tuesday. The contract expires Aug. 31, 2012, and is retroactive to Sept. 1, 2009, for all employees except those in West Bath, whose previous contract expired in August.

During negotiations, teachers in Bath, Phippsburg and Woolwich worked under terms of their previous contract, which expired Aug. 31, 2009. The new contract provides for an average pay raise of about 4 percent for the retroactive first year, for those communities whose contracts expired a year ago. RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said the next two years call for average raises of 2.71 percent and 2.76 percent. “I’m pleased with the outcome of the process,” David Cowie, co-president of the Sagadahoc Education Association, said Wednesday. Cowie, who has been a teacher in Bath for two decades,

added that “the language in the contract … does not look unfamiliar to teachers who have lived under the Bath contract. ... The present agreement was modeled primarily after the Bath contract.” He said eight negotiating sessions were held over the summer. Shuttleworth said the school district is grateful to start the school year with a contract in place that satisfies the teachers. “Obviously, I think our No. 1 goal is to make kids stronger and smarter; that’s what we’re in the business for,” he said. “And if the contract is a docu-

the unfunded actuarial liability, and the program is the pension for Maine state employees and public school teachers. The $4.4 billion represents $3,385 in debt for every man,

woman and child in the state. The debt is so large it eats up 10 percent of the state budget – more than the budget for the See page 30

Late-summer veil

Keith Spiro / For The Forecaster

Morning fog glides along the Cathance River near Route 201 in Topsham on Saturday morning, Aug. 28.

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INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................25 Community Calendar......20 Meetings.........................20

Obituaries.......................10 Opinion.............................6 People & Business.........12

Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................30 Sports.............................15

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Food, wine purveyor brings taste of Europe to Brunswick Page 5

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Back from the ashes: Tenants to move into rebuilt building on Route 1 By Alex Lear YARMOUTH — More than a year and a half after a fire displaced more than two dozen businesses at 500 Route 1, the first tenant will soon move into the rebuilt office building. The orthodontic practice of Dr. Mark Fischer is expected to reopen by the end of the month. He has been sharing office space in Freeport. “We’re thrilled to be back here again,” Fischer said on Friday. “Most of our patients are in this area. ... It’s kind of a natural fit for us to be back here again.” Fischer, whose wife Teresa serves as office manager, said his new office will be about 1,600 square feet, roughly twice the size of his space in the original building, where he had operated since 2003.

“It’s been a long year and a half of being like gypsies driving back and forth to Freeport, carrying our ... instruments,” he said. The Jan. 2, 2009, fire was set by Everett S. Stickney of Everett, N.H., who was sentenced last November to 11 1/2 years in prison. He had to pay $3.7 million in restitution to the owners of the displaced businesses and their 14 insurance companies. Damage was estimated at about $3.5 million, while more than $1 million was lost in uninsured expenses. Art Dyer of Harpswell, who owns the property with his wife, Elizabeth, said on Friday that rebuilding began last October. He said the original three-story building, constructed in the 1980s and measuring

Art and Elizabeth Dyer of Harpswell say they are pleased to see the first business moving into their reconstructed building at 500 Route 1 in Yarmouth, 19 months after a fire destroyed the structure.

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Pedal for Peace benefit to be held Sept. 11 in Brunswick By Alex Lear BRUNSWICK — Events promoting peace are planned at the Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery, for the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. The second annual Pedal for Peace, a bicycle ride that benefits the Business Council for Peace’s work with entrepreneurs in Rwanda, Afghanistan and El Salvador, will be held Saturday, Sept. 11. Pedal for Peace was the brainchild of Mary Ciampa, a volunteer board member

of the business council, also known as Bpeace. She sought to join her love of cycling with Bpeace’s aim to aid primarily female entrepreneurs in countries torn by conflict. That marriage led to Pedal for Peace, through which cyclists will participate in rides of 25, 50 or 100 miles through Brunswick, Freeport and Bowdoinham. The 100-mile trek begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 50-mile ride at about 9 a.m. and the 25-mile trip at about 11 a.m. All begin and end at the Frontier Cafe.

At 7 p.m. the evening before at the cafe, artist and activist Paula Lerner will offer a multimedia presentation about her work with female Afghani artists. Live music by Bowdoin College musician Ahmad Hassan Muhammad on piano and DJ Moore on drums will follow. A donation of $5 is suggested at the door. “I am humbled by the courage of the brave entrepreneurs we assist,” Bpeace co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Toni Maloney said. “They trump adversity to work relentlessly for a better life for

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their families, community and country. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to transfer ideas and expertise into their waiting arms.” Ride registration is available at bpeace. org/ride. Each individual must raise a minimum of $250. Fundraising support, training tips and more information are available on the Pedal blog: pedalforbpeace.blogspot.com. Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net.


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Harpswell woman arrested for allegedly stabbing husband By Alex Lear HARPSWELL — A Log Drive woman was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing her husband, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department reported. Deputies responded at about 7 a.m. to 10 Log Drive after receiving a report Crawford that Misun Crawford, 38, had allegedly stabbed her husband, James Crawford, 58. The deputies and Brunswick Police Department officers found James Crawford with non-life-threatening cuts to his abdomen and hand. He was taken by Cundy’s Harbor Rescue to Maine Medical Center in Portland. The Sheriff’s Department said Crawford was first attacked at his home and then escaped with his 4-year-old son to the nearby home of John Arndt. Misun

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Crawford pursued him with a knife and continued the attack at Arndt’s residence. James Crawford managed to fend off his wife and subdue her with Arndt’s help. Arndt protected the child, who was not hurt, and called 911. Misun Crawford was taken to the Cumberland County Jail and charged with elevated aggravated assault/domestic violence, a Class A offense. Bail was set at $100,000 cash. Capt. Shawn O’Leary said Tuesday afternoon that domestic abuse cases in which a woman attacks a man do not occur frequently. He said James Crawford underwent minor surgery and was expected to be released later Tuesday. A court date for Misun Crawford had yet to be determined.

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Food, wine purveyor brings taste of Europe to Brunswick By Alex Lear BRUNSWICK — Step into the Market Basket and you might feel like you’ve left the Mid-Coast and landed in Europe. Larry and Lynette Platt opened the food and wine business last month at 157 Park Row, a sister site to the store they have run the past few years in Rockport. Located in the recently renovated 1812 Skofield House, the Market Basket has a European flavor. It offers fresh breads, desserts, sandwiches and entrees, and a large wine and beer selection. The Platts said they had not planned to expand so soon after becoming partners in the Rockport business in 2006 and obtaining full ownership the next year. But Richard Nemero, who owns the Skofield House and summers in Harpswell, has been a fan of the Rockport store and asked the Platts about opening the Market Basket in his building. His persistence convinced the couple to see the building, Lynette Platt said on

Monday, and it was love at first sight. The Brunswick Market Basket held its official opening Aug. 19. Platt described the store as “more of a gourmet food store,” with hand-made pastries, cheeses, a variety of party platters, catering services and provisions for boaters and other customers on the go. She has spent time in the Netherlands and Germany, and the fresh markets of Europe have inspired the offerings at her stores, where all breads are baked fresh daily. “We’re starting small, getting our feel of things, what people in this area are looking for as well,” Platt said. “We’re trying not to duplicate anything that’s already offered around here. ... We just really want to mingle into the community.” The Market Basket is open weekdays 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and offers a 10 percent student discount. Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net.

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Portland shouldn’t dilute the right to vote Last year, state Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, sponsored LD 1195, an act to allow non-citizen residents to vote in municipal elections. Under the bill a municipality could “provide by ordinance for a person residing within its borders who is not a citizen of the United States to vote in a municipal election.” Short Alfond explained that during his campaign he met people who were unable to vote for him because they were not citizens of the United States. He sponsored the bill to be inclusive, to give more people a voice and to give foreigners an incentive to become citizens so that they can vote in national elections as well as in local ones. A majority of the Legal and Veterans Affairs ComHalsey Frank mittee recommended that the act ought not to pass, and on May 28, 2009, the House and Senate accepted that recommendation. On July 2, the Portland City Charter Commission held its first public hearing. At least two members of the pubic urged that the commission recommend changing the City Charter to expand voting rights for immigrants. The commission debated non-citizen voting at its Feb. 25 meeting. Some commissioners were concerned about limiting the vote to U.S. citizens because of how difficult it is to become a citizen. (The requirements include the ability to read, write and speak ordinary English; a basic understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. history and government; good moral character and the willingness to support and

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ican Community Survey Official Estimates, Portland has a population of nearly 63,600. More than 52,000, or 75.5 percent, are 18 years or older. Nearly 6,200 or 12.5 percent, are foreign-born. The survey does not identify how many of those are naturalized American citizens. (The 2000 data indicated nearly 4,900 foreign-born, of whom more than 3,200, or about 66 percent, were not citizens.) Generally speaking, you have to belong to an organization in order to vote for its leadership and have a say in how it is run. Criteria for membership vary according to the organization, but generally they bear some relation to the nature and purpose of the organization and they ensure a certain amount of commitment to it. That way both the organization and the member benefit from their association. America is a big, diverse, contentious country. There are times when it seems that we Americans don’t have a lot in common, that there isn’t much that unites us. We don’t all belong to one ethnic group. We come from different national origins. We don’t all speak the same language. We don’t share the same religion. We don’t have a lot of common history. We have different political views. What we do share is a special form of government. The elemental feature of that form of government is the vote. It defines who we are as a people and distinguishes us from much of the rest of the world. It enables us to peacefully change our leadership. To have a voice in making the laws that prescribe what our government expects from us and what it provides for us. It is worth a few requirements, including citizenship. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.

Growing comfortable in a thick skin By Steve Mistler Of all the things I collected at The Forecaster, my favorite is a letter in which attorney F. Lee Bailey essentially calls me a liar. Bailey, of course, is a pretty big deal. For a time, one local newspaper had taken to writing “internationally famous” before his name, as if celebrity that crosses oceans is a metric for higher credibility (somewhere, probably in Germany, David Hasselhoff nods in agreement). As some readers know, Bailey was decidedly less exalted in The Forecaster. His pet project, the expansion of Oxford Aviation at Brunswick Naval Air Station, saw significant scrutiny in these pages. In February, after more than a dozen reports on Oxford, Bailey and the company abandoned the project. Oxford retreated quietly and eventually fired half its workforce in a dispute with Oxford County. Bailey went scorched earth. He wrote a letter to the agency redeveloping BNAS, blaming the aborted deal on two town councilors who had the audacity to publicly question the proposal. He specifically identified me, the councilors’ “willing chronicler,” for printing their “truculent offensive” statements in a “deliberately negative” article. Contrary to what I’d written, Bailey claimed I never called him for comment. Bailey didn’t send me the letter – just like he didn’t return phone calls – but I eventually obtained a copy and hung it in my cubicle. The letter stands as a reminder, a teachable moment – although probably not the lesson of capitulation Bailey intended. It wasn’t the first time I’d faced a subject who tried to throw his weight around. In 2000, I had a run-in with a Major League Baseball player during spring training. I was stringing for a paper in Florida, which wanted a profile about Rick Ankiel, a local kid who was pitching for

Reporter’s notebook the St. Louis Cardinals. Ankiel’s talents were indisputable, but he had control problems. During a locker room interview at the club’s training facility in Jupiter, Fla., I nervously asked Ankiel if his occasional wildness made him reluctant to pitch inside to hitters. Mistler Ankiel, annoyed by the entire interview, seethed. “What did you just (expletive) ask me?” he asked, rising from his seat. I started to repeat the question, but stopped halfway. Ankiel looked like he was going to rip my arms off. “You think I’m afraid to (expletive) pitch inside?” Ankiel scanned the locker room for reinforcements. He found Darryl Kile, pitcher, elder statesman. “Kile, did you just hear this (expletive) say he thinks I’m afraid to pitch inside?” “(Expletive) reporters,” Kile spat. “They don’t know (expletive).” Later, in the 2000 playoffs, Ankiel’s pitching career unraveled. He threw five wild pitches and four walks in a single inning. He was never the same. After several failed comeback attempts, he was converted to an outfielder. I used to brag about my Ankiel encounter. Fearless reporter dismantles alpha-male athlete, or so the story went. But truthfully, I was scared, and not just because Ankiel could have pummeled me while Kile sat there eating a sandwich. It can be a difficult, lonely business questioning powerful people. For many reporters, upsetting even marginally influential people is terrifying.

I was no different. But at some point came the realization that deference to power means exchanging deepened servitude for the mirage of access. Readers don’t benefit. Neither does integrity. Since joining The Forecaster in 2004, I’ve become more comfortable with the idea that some people are going to dislike what I write. During the Oxford Aviation saga, people would often joke that Bailey had dispatched mustard-stained private investigators to follow me. I laughed – but made sure to check the rear-view mirror. Maintaining skepticism often feels like tight-roping over the black hole of cynicism; at times, I’ve slipped. I can also be suspicious of compliments. Staying on high alert for motive means keeping would-be friends at a distance. But the payoff is usually worth the sacrifice. It’s incredibly gratifying when readers say they trust and value your work. I thought of all this last week, while cleaning out my desk at The Forecaster. I’ve taken a position covering the Statehouse for the Sun Journal in Lewiston. While considering the job, I thought of a scene from the movie “L.A. Confidential,” when a young cop angling for a detective position is instead advised by a veteran to climb the management ladder. “You have an eye for human weakness, but not the stomach,” the veteran says. There are few better arenas to witness human folly than politics. I have an eye for it. We’ll see about the stomach. As for The Forecaster, I’m grateful that I had a chance work here. So grateful, that I left the Bailey letter hanging in my Falmouth cubicle. But I made copies. Steve Mistler’s last day at The Forecaster was Aug. 26. He can be reached at smistler@sunjournal.com.


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Wind series unfair to task force I write to express my disappointment regarding a series of articles authored by Naomi Schalit of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting that did not accurately represent the efforts of the Governor’s Wind Power Task Force. Gov. Baldacci established the task force with very general goals, recognizing that Maine’s regulations concerning wind power projects were outdated and in need of review. He brought together a diverse group of individuals, including members who had recently opposed the Redington Wind Project. There were robust discussions, significant public input and an open process guided by a neutral facilitator. After a year of work, the task force developed recommendations that the governor presented as legislation, which was unanimously adopted by the full Legislature. There was nothing unusual about how the task force went about its work. It brought together different views, sought input, invited expert comment and worked for agreement. Schalit wrote that the governor made “the unusual move” of sending me to urge task force members to issue a set of consensus recommendations. In fact, that is a normal move and was suggested by the task force chairman and the facilitator as a helpful tool to encourage members to work through tough issues. I speak out because the articles convey an impression that there is something illegitimate about the task force and its work. That impression is unfair and does a serious disservice to the diligent and good-faith efforts by all involved to develop a path forward for both wind energy and environmental stewardship in Maine. Karin Tilberg, senior policy adviser Office of Gov. John E. Baldacci Augusta

Brunswick councilor speaks her conscience I would like to respond to a recent letter from Jeffrey Alan Morse about his concern with Brunswick Town Council Vice Chairwoman Deborah Atwood’s stance on a company that has been involved with military drone development and currently seeks to set up shop at Brunswick Naval Air Station. One has to read the news to know that non-combatants are regularly the victims of these drone attacks. I am glad that Atwood has the courage to voice her concerns over this plan. I vote for officials who follow their conscience, who put the total well-being of their constituents above any temporary panacea for a sagging economy. I have heard the claim that such businesses “bring in jobs,” while they tear down mountains for gravel mines, or pollute rivers for the sake of a dumping place for debris. One has but to look around to see the effect of greed on the poor and on our lands and waters. And I hope that all of our elected officials would have the courage to hold

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Wrestling with religious tolerance Polite people don’t talk publicly about sex, money or religion. That’s what I was brought up to believe, so I guess I’m not a very polite person. I was also brought up to be tolerant of different religious beliefs. I do my best, but I’m not perfect. And I don’t regard being critical as the same thing as being intolerant. Currently, the United States is in the midst of an anti-Muslim hysteria The Universal brought on by the prospect of a mosque being built a few blocks from Ground Zero in New York City. To blame all Muslims for the crimes of a few Islamic extremists strikes me as bigoted and irrational. It’s like blaming all Christians for the hateful actions of a few misguided fundamentalists – killing abortion doctors in the name of Edgar Allen Beem Right to Life, say, or picketing the funerals of veterans because they oppose gays in the military. God knows there have been a lot of atrocities perpetrated in the name of religion. When I read about the barbaric stoning deaths of adulterers in places such as Afghanistan, Iran and Somalia, it’s hard to see through my outrage to the fact that Taliban thugs are not the true face of Islam. And I am reminded, too, that there are passages in the Bible that prescribe just such barbarism for infidelity and homosexuality. In order to follow the Bible to the letter, one would have be to the Christian equivalent of the Taliban, which is why I have so little tolerance for Christians who selectively cite the Bible as the source authority for their opposition to gay marriage. We used to do a pretty good job in this country separating church and state, but these days conservative Christians insist that their religious beliefs should be the law of the land. Surely, I am not alone in finding it hypocritical that right-wing rabble-rouser Glenn Beck,

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views that went beyond a temporary “fix” and considered the long-range moral implications of their decisions. I continue to support Atwood in her concerns. I also applaud her attempt to place a resolution before the council that Brunswick’s bloated war funding be put back into

whose own Mormon beliefs are hardly mainstream Christianity, should be leading an evangelical movement and questioning President Obama’s Christianity. As long as the government doesn’t tell them how to worship, they shouldn’t expect to tell the rest of us how to live, which is what the Catholic Church in Maine did when it led the repeal of marriage equity. I’ve had a couple of readers accuse me of being anti-Catholic because I have criticized the Catholic Church for its stand against gay marriage and because I have suggested that a celibate, all-male priesthood is inherently unhealthy, contributing to the epidemic of sexual abuse. I grew up in predominantly Catholic communities, have a lot of Catholic friends, and, in general, share the Christian theology of the Catholic Church. But, again, being critical of certain stands and practices doesn’t strike me as the same thing as being intolerant of their religious beliefs. It’s difficult for someone like myself, who believes in gender equality, to be tolerant of a religion, be it Catholicism or Islam, that treats women as subservient. But as long as they don’t try to impose their sectarian sexism on society at large, I figure it’s none of my business. I wouldn’t support a law that told the Catholic Church it had to ordain women. So I don’t expect the Catholic Church to support laws that tell non-Catholics who can marry and who can terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Still, God’s law, whether in the form of the Bible or Sharia, seems to be coming into increasing conflict with human law as the line between the sacred and the secular gets erased by theocrats. As long as the moral teachings of a religion do not violate civil or criminal law, as stoning adulterers to death does, we must tolerate their enforcement on willing believers. And when it comes to where Muslims can build mosques, we must treat them the same way we would treat where Christians can build churches or Jews can build synagogues. To do otherwise would be unfair and un-American. To the degree that Americans sacrifice the fundamental principle of freedom of religion, the jihadists win. 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 8/25 at 7:30 a.m. Renee Mayer, 36, of Mast Landing, was arrested by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer and issued a summons on a charge of operating with a suspended license. 8/27 at 2:20 p.m. John Farrell, 50, of York Street, was arrested by Officer Keith Jensen on a charge of burglary of a motor vehicle. 8/27 Carrie Pinkham, 27, of High Street, was arrested by Officer Jason Aucoin on charges of disorderly conduct, two counts of assault and refusing to submit. 8/30 at 8:20 a.m. Shane Billington, 24, of Washington Street, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Keith Jensen.

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Summonses 8/28 at 1:55 p.m. Arthur Gifford, 19, of A Street, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Theft at Petco from previous page 8/28 Tyler Clavette, 22, of Elm Street, was issued a summons by Officer Mike Lever on a charge of illegal possession of marijuana. 8/28 Christopher Rittall, 23, of Lincoln Street, was issued a summons by Officer Michelle Small on a charge of cultivating marijuana.

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8/28 at 6:25 p.m. Officer Robert Ramsay responded to the report that several blades used in pet de-shedding tools had been stolen from the Petco store on Topsham Fair Mall Road. More than $1,700 in blades were stolen from a locked display case, which was accessed with damage. Video surveillance is to be reviewed. Police say other Petco stores in Maine have experienced similar thefts.

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Eric J. Hartglass, 64: Mister Bagel founder PORTLAND — Eric J. “Rick” Hartglass, 64, died Aug. 30 at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness. The son of the late Albert and Beatrice Hartglass of Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from Midwood High School and the Fashion Institute of Technology. For the past 42 years he resided in

Portland with his beloved wife, Gail Zade Hartglass. In 1977 he opened Mister Bagel on Forest Avenue. This location was the first bagel shop in Maine. There are now 12 successful franchises, which were a great source of pride for him. His hobbies included fishing, tennis and golf. As a “big brother” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, he enjoyed spending time with his “little brother” Tyler. He loved his friends and spending time at his condo in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Shiva will be observed at the home of Jane and Joel Baker, 118 Roaring Brook Road, Portland, at a time to be announced.

He is survived by his adoring wife, Gail; daughter, Jane Hartglass Baker, and sonin-law, Joel Baker; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Zoe and Isabella; a sister, Karen Hartglass Riemer, and brother-in-law, Ron Riemer; sisters-in-law, Barbara Zade and Harriet Krausman, and brother-in-law, Gabe Krausman; and several nieces and nephews.

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Joyce E. Williams, 71

TOPSHAM — Arthur R. LeDuc, 81, died at Mid Coast Hospital Aug. 27 after a brief illness.

HAYWOOD, Calif. — Joyce E. Williams, 71, formerly of Bath, died Aug. 12 following a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Barnstead, N.H. in 1928, the first son of Edward and Eldora LeDuc, he was raised in Pittsfield, N.H., where he graduated from high school in 1946.

Born in Bath on Dec. 20, 1938, a daughter of Andrew J. and Arlene Thibeault Lemoine, she was educated in Bath schools.

After attending the University of New Hampshire, he LeDuc joined the U.S. Navy in 1947, retiring in 1972 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. During his 25 years of service, he served in the Korean War, Vietnam, and was stationed in numerous places throughout the U.S. and Japan. In 1953, he married Patricia A. O’Brien. After he retired from the Navy, he and his wife operated LeDuc Realty, a residential real estate company with offices in Topsham and Newcastle. Active in mid-coast community affairs, he was a member of the Exchange Club, the Maine Republican Party, and the Topsham Planning Board. He was a loving husband and devoted father. He was predeceased by his brother Norman LeDuc of Colebrook, N.H. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Patricia, of Topsham; four children, son Kevin and his wife Pamela LeDuc of Topsham, son Mark and his wife Marie LeDuc of Silver Spring, Md., daughter Lisa A. Smith and her husband Peter Smith of Hackettstown, N.J., and daughter Gina LeDuc-Kuntz and her husband James Kuntz of Freeport; 13 grandchildren; his brother Jack LeDuc of Itasca, Ill., and two sisters, Joan of New Mexico, and Maxine Young of Northwood, N.H. Memorial services were held earlier this week. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the St. John’s School Scholarship Fund, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, ME 04011. Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

After receiving her nursing degree, she worked as an operating and emergency room nurse for most of her career, before becoming an administrator the last several years. She was previously married to Wallace G. Plant of Bath. She was predeceased by her husband,

Louis Chavez Sr., on Dec. 23, 1986, and two sons, Dale Plant, who died on May 20, 1986, and Andrew Chavez, who died on April 24, 1989. Surviving are her husband, Greg Williams of Haywood, Calif.; a daughter, Williams Deborah Plant Desmond of Topsham, and three sons, Larry D. Plant of Portland, Daniel M. Plant of Bath, and Louis Chavez Jr., of Idaho; stepmother, Lee Parr of California; brother, John Lemoine of Chelsea, and sister, Janet Poor of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; an aunt, Ruth Bass of

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A memorial service was held last week in Haywood, Calif. Condolences may be expressed and a guestbook signed at desmondfuneralhomes.com.


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Winners named at outdoor arts festival BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Downtown Association recently hosted the fourth Annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, which featured over 70 artists’ works in a juried fine art and craft exhibit in a variety of mediums. Judges awarded over $1,100 in cash prizes and presented first place award rib-

bons in various artistic categories. Winners from the 2010 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival include: Best in Show award: Spindleworks; BDA’s Choice award: Joseph Cousins. Recipients of first place ribbons are: Mary Alice Treworgy, Marji Greenhut, Jeff Audet, Herman Meisner, Catherine Worthington. Non-monetary award winners from the Brunswick High School booth include first place: Dory Whynot; second place: Lindsey Ellis; and third place: Gaeton Davis. Non-monetary award winners from the Merrymeeting Adult Education booth include first place: Marta Shepherd; second place: Peggy Mason; and third place: Ann Nelson.

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UNE gets new pharmacy dean, candidate status PORTLAND — The University of New England College of Pharmacy welcomes a new dean, Gayle A. Brazeau, Ph.D. Brazeau was most recently the associate dean for academic affairs, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Buffalo, State University

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Local nonprofits awarded grants LEWISTON — Androscoggin Bank recently named the recipients of its summer Bank on Community ABCommunity grants. Local grantees include mid-coast nonprofit, Independence Association, which serves adults and children with disabilities; Living with Peace, a Portland-based organization that supports acculturation and assimilation of immigrants into Maine; Catholic Charities of Maine, which will use the grant to support services to homebound seniors and those with disabilities in Androscoggin County; Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, for programming support; LARK Society, to support the production of “3 Session Chamber Music Course – A Guide to Chamber Music;” and Junior Achievement of Maine programs.

ficer; and William D. Cary, director of member services.

Appointments The Morrison Center in Scarborough, a non-profit that supports children and adults with and without disabilities, has added David Bass of Scarborough to its board of directors. Delta Dental Plan of Maine has elected two new directors, Beverly Altenburg of Cape Elizabeth and Charles Brown, DDS, of Naples. The Portland-based Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, ChIME, recently ordained 16 students as Interfaith Ministers. Local residents to receive ordination include Karen Francoise of Portland, Pat Gardiner of Brunswick, and D’Vorah

Kelley of Portland. Justin Lamontagne, an associate broker with CBRE/The Boulos Company, was appointed to the board of directors of the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors and to the board of directors of the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce. The Cancer Community Center in South Portland elected five new members to the board of trustees at its annual meeting. New board members are Andy Beahm, L.L. Bean; Sandra Clark Whiston, retired from Putnam Investments; Carol Edwards, Spectrum Radiology; Eric Blakeman, Blakeman Mavor Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Lori Whynot, Unum. The Maine Center for Enterprise Development has named the following

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The Forecaster’s 2010 Fall Sports Preview After the epic summer that we’ve enjoyed immensely, the prospect of the days growing shorter and the temperature plummeting might leave a lot to be desired. But one thing that will warm our hearts

is the return of high school athletics. A new school year is upon us and the 2010 fall sports season promises to be triumphant and exhilarating. Whether you cheer for Brunswick, Morse or Mt. Ararat, there

will be no shortage of thrills on the gridiron, pitch, fields, trails and courses. It’s time for the fun to begin anew!

Brunswick Dragons Fall 2010 schedules FOOTBALL Fri., Sept. 3 @.........Edward Little Fri., Sept. 10 H..... SKOWHEGAN Fri., Sept. 17 @.....Messalonskee Fr., Sept. 24 @............. Lewiston Fri., Oct. 1 H...................... CONY Fri., Oct. 8 H.................BREWER Fri., Oct. 15 @........... Oxford Hills Fri., Oct. 22 H..........MT. ARARAT

BOYS’ SOCCER Fri., Sept. 3 H.................... CONY Tues., Sept. 7 @........ Oxford Hills Sat., Sept. 11 @............ Lewiston Tues., Sept. 14 @.........Mt. Ararat Fri., Sept. 17 H.............ERSKINE Tues., Sept. 21 @...............Morse Fri., Sept. 24 H........................ EL Tues., Sept. 28 H.......................... . ..................... OXFORD HILLS Sat., Oct. 2 H.............LEWISTON Tues., Oct. 5 H.........MT. ARARAT Sat., Oct. 9 @...................Erskine Tues., Oct. 12 H.............. MORSE Fri., Oct. 15 @......................... EL Tues., Oct. 19 @.................. Cony

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GIRLS’ SOCCER Fri., Sept. 3 @..................... Cony Tues., Sept. 7 H............................ . ..................... OXFORD HILLS Sat., Sept. 11 @............ Lewiston Tues., Sept. 14 H.....MT. ARARAT Thurs., Sept. 16 H........ERSKINE Tues., Sept. 21 H............ MORSE Fri., Sept. 24 @....................... EL Tues., Sept. 28 @...... Oxford Hills Sat., Oct. 2 H.............LEWISTON Tues., Oct. 5 @.............Mt. Ararat Sat., Oct. 9 @...................Erskine

Senior Matt Kasabian and the Brunswick boys’ soccer team hopes to make it back to the Class A state final this year and win it after falling by a goal to Scarborough last time around.

Tues., Oct. 12 @.................Morse Fri., Oct. 15 H.......................... EL Tues., Oct. 19 H................. CONY

FIELD HOCKEY Tues., Sept. 7 H.......MT. ARARAT Thurs., Sept. 9 @...............Morse Sat., Sept. 11 H............BREWER Thurs., Sept. 16 H.....LEWISTON Sat., Sept. 18 @...................... EL Tues., Sept. 21 H.. SKOWHEGAN Thurs., Sept. 23 H................... EL

Sat., Sept. 25 @............ Lewiston Tues., Sept. 28 @............. Bangor Thurs., Sept. 30 H.....LEWISTON Sat., Oct. 2 @..................Mt. Blue Tues., Oct. 5 H................ MORSE Sat., Oct. 9 @............... Mt. Ararat

CROSS COUNTRY Fri., Sept. 3 @......................... EL Fri., Sept. 10 @............ Lawrence Thurs., Sept. 16 @....... Mt. Ararat

Thurs., Sept. 23 H........................ . .............LAW, MORSE, MT. A, . .....................MT. BLUE, RICH Thurs., Sept. 30 @.............Morse Sat., Oct. 2 @............................... . Belfast Festival of Champions Sat., Oct. 9 @................ Lewiston Sat., Oct. 16.................................. . ............ KVAC Championships Sat., Oct. 23.................................. . ...............Eastern A Regionals Sat., Oct. 30..........Class A States

GOLF Tues., Sept. 7 H.......MT. ARARAT Thurs., Sept. 9 @...... Oxford Hills Mon., Sept. 13 @................ Cony Tues., Sept. 14 H.......GARDINER Fri., Sept. 17 @..................Morse Mon., Sept. 20 @.........Mt. Ararat Wed., Sept. 22 H..................... EL Fri., Sept. 24 H..........LEWISTON

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Morse Shipbuilders Fall 2010 schedules

Tues., Oct. 5 H..................OXFORD HILLS Fri., Oct. 8 @.......................................Cony Tues., Oct. 12 H.................... BRUNSWICK Fri., Oct. 15 @............................. Mt. Ararat Tues., Oct. 19 @............................Lewiston

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Sat., Sept. 4@............................. Waterville Fri., Sept. 10 H........................ GARDINER Sat., Sept. 18 @............................ Camden Sat, Sept. 25 @..............................Winslow Fri., Oct. 1 H............................. HAMPDEN Fri., Oct. 8 @.....................................Leavitt Fri., Oct. 15 H............................. BELFAST Sat., Oct. 23 H..................................... MDI

BOYS’ SOCCER Fri., Sept. 3 H......................... LEWISTON Tues., Sept. 7 @......................................EL Fri., Sept. 10 @............................... Erskine Tues., Sept. 14 H.............OXFORD HILLS

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Fri., Sept. 17 @...................................Cony Tues., Sept. 21 H................. BRUNSWICK Fri., Sept. 24 @........................... Mt. Ararat Tues., Sept. 28 H...................................EL Sat., Oct. 2 H.............................. ERSKINE Wed., Oct. 6 @......................... Oxford Hills Fri., Oct. 8 H....................................CONY Tues., Oct. 12 @..........................Brunswick Sat., Oct. 16 @........................... Mt. Ararat Tues., Oct. 19 @............................Lewiston

GIRLS’ SOCCER Fri., Sept. 3 H.......................... LEWISTON Tues., Sept. 7@.......................................EL Sat., Sept. 11 H.......................... ERSKINE Tues., Sept. 14 @..................... Oxford Hills Fri., Sept. 17 H.................................CONY Tues., Sept. 21@.........................Brunswick Fri., Sept. 24 @...................... MT. ARARAT Tues., Sept. 28 H.....................................EL Fri., Oct. 1 @................................... Erskine

Tues., Sept. 7 H.......................... MT. BLUE Thurs., Sept. 9 H.................. BRUNSWICK Tues., Sept. 14 @................................Cony Thurs., Sept. 16 H...................... BREWER Sat., Sept. 18 @............................Lewiston Tues., Sept. 21@...................... Oxford Hills Thurs., Sept. 23 H................... LEWISTON Sat., Sept. 25 @...........................Lawrence Tues., Sept. 28 H..............OXFORD HILLS Thurs., Sept. 30 @..................................EL Sat., Oct. 2 H................ MESSALONSKEE Tues., Oct. 5 @............................Brunswick Thurs., Oct. 7 H.................... MT. ARARAT

CROSS COUNTRY Fri., Sept. 3 @......................... Maranacook Fri., Sept. 10 @................................ Belfast Thurs., Sept. 16 @...................... Mt. Ararat Thurs., Sept. 23 @......................Brunswick Thurs., Sept. 30 H...................................... . ................. BRUNS, MT. A, ROCKLAND Fri., Oct. 8 @.....................Mt. Blue Relays Sat., Oct. 16..............KVAC Championships Sat., Oct. 23................Eastern A Regionals Sat., Oct. 30......................... Class A States

GOLF Tues., Sept. 7 H....................... GARDINER Thurs., Sept. 9 @....................................EL Mon., Sept. 13 @..........................Lewiston Wed., Sept. 15 @....................... Mt. Ararart Fri., Sept. 17 H..................... BRUNSWICK Mon., Sept. 20@........................... Gardiner Wed., Sept. 22 H..............OXFORD HILLS Fri., Sept. 24 @...................................Cony


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FIELD HOCKEY Tues., Sept. 7 @..........................Brunswick Thurs., Sept. 9 @..........................Lewiston Sat., Sept. 11 H.......................... BANGOR Tues., Sept. 14 H....................................EL Thurs., Sept. 16 @................... Oxford Hills Sat., Sept. 18 H................................CONY Thurs., Sept. 23 H............OXFORD HILLS Sat., Sept. 25 @...............................Brewer Tues., Sept. 28 @.........................Lawrence Thurs., Sept. 30 @..............................Cony Tues., Oct. 5 H.......................... MT. BLUE Thurs., Oct. 7 @................................ Morse Sat., Oct. 9 H........................ BRUNSWICK

FOOTBALL Fri., Sept. 3 H..................................CONY Fri., Sept. 10 @............................... Bangor Fri., Sept. 17 H.......................... MT. BLUE Sat., Sept. 25 @....................... Oxford Hills Sat., Oct. 2 H.......................... LEWISTON Fri., Oct. 8 H................. MESSALONSKEE Fri., Oct. 15 @........................ Edward Little Fri., Oct. 22 @.............................Brunswick

CROSS COUNTRY Fri., Sept. 3 @......................... Maranacook Fri., Sept. 10 @.......................................EL Thurs., Sept. 16 H..................................... . .. BWICK, MORSE, ROCKL, WINSLOW Thurs., Sept. 23 @......................Brunswick Thurs., Sept. 30 @............................ Morse Fri., Oct. 8 @...................... Mt. Blue Relays Sat., Oct. 16..............KVAC Championships Sat., Oct. 23................Eastern A Regionals Sat., Oct. 30......................... Class A States

BOYS’ SOCCER Sat., Sept. 4 H........................... ERSKINE Tues., Sept. 7 H...............................CONY Fri, Sept. 10 @........................................EL Tues., Sept. 14 H.................. BRUNSWICK Fri., Sept. 17 @........................ Oxford Hills Tues., Sept. 21@...........................Lewiston Fri., Sept. 24 H..............................MORSE Tues., Sept. 28 @................................Cony Fri., Oct. 1 H...........................................EL Tues., Oct. 5 @............................Brunswick Sat., Oct. 9 H....................OXFORD HILLS Tues., Oct. 12 H....................... LEWISTON Sat., Oct. 16 @.................................. Morse Tues., Oct. 19 @.............................. Erskine

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GIRLS’ SOCCER Fri., Sept. 3 @................................. Erskine Tues., Sept. 7 @..................................Cony Fri., Sept. 10 H.......................................EL Tues., Sept. 14 @........................Brunswick Fri., Sept. 17 @........................ Oxford Hills Tues., Sept. 21 H..................... LEWISTON Fri., Sept. 24 @................................. Morse Tues., Sept. 28 H..............................CONY Fri., Oct. 1 @...........................................EL Tues., Oct. 5 H...................... BRUNSWICK Sat., Oct. 9 H....................OXFORD HILLS Tues., Oct. 12 @............................Lewiston Fri., Oct. 15 H................................MORSE Tues., Oct. 19 H.......................... ERSKINE

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Saturday 9/4 Jonathan Edwards, 7:30 p.m., $24 advance, $26 door, $22 members, The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets at chocolatechurcharts.org, 442-8455.

Wednesday 9/8 “The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes,” 7 p.m. documentary screening, will be followed by Q&A with filmmakers, live music by Al Hawkes Trio, $10 advance / $12 door, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andress Mill 3, Brunswick, 725-5222.

Tom Porter & Friends, 7 p.m., $8 advance/ $10 door, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andress Mill 3, Brunswick, 725-5222.

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Friday 9/10

Saturday 9/4

“Art3,” new work in watermedia by Tim Banks, Judith Long and Barbara Snapp, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Improv Combo: The Escapists & The Paper Dolls, 7:30 p.m., $10, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theescapists. net.

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art

“Ebb and Flow,” Photography by Jennifer Kosinchuk-Kinney, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Sept. 29, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for annual Phyzgig festival, seeking variety entertainers in any family-oriented genre for vaudeville festival in Portland from Christmas to New Year’s, Sept. 15 deadline, applications at acorn-productions.org/pages/Phyzgig.html.

”Moonlighting - Works by the VSA Maine Staff,” 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Oct. 4, VSA Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street, Brunswick, 607-4016, vsartsmaine.org.

Musica de Filia Fall Season Auditions, for girl choirs grades 2-12, and Women’s Choir, 6 p.m., Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland, musicadefilia.com, to schedule an audition call Cyndy, 807-2158.

Thursday 9/9 Maine State Ballet Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” 4 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30 p.m. ages 11-12; Friday, Sept. 10 - 4 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30 p.m. ages 16 and older; Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Friday 9/10 Maine State Ballet Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” 4 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30 p.m. ages 16 and older; Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Saturday 9/11 Auditions for Portland Ballet Company’s December Production of “The Victorian Nutcracker,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. audition for dancers ages 8-11; for ages 12+, 2-4:30 p.m., Portland Ballet, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, portlandballet.org, 772-9671.

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” the latest exhibition at the ICA at MECA, features work by husband and husband artist team, Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger, including “Untitled Cameo (Beards with Bow)” pictured here. ICA at MECA will host several events associated with the exhibit, such as a Miller & Shellabarger Performance: Untitled (Sewing) on Sept. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. An artists’ talk with with Miller and Shellabarger will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Osher Hall. During Portland’s First Friday Artwalk, an artists’ reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring a Miller & Shellabarger Performance: Untitled (Pink Tube). ICA at MECA is located at 522 Congress St. in Portland.

Books, Authors Saturday 9/4 Erika Waters, author of“Kittery to Bar Harbor: Touring Coastal Maine,” book signing 1 p.m, Sherman’s Books, 128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000.

Sunday 9/5 “First Church of Wine,” discussion led by Layne Witherell, author of memoir, “Wine Maniac: Life in the Wine Biz,” 3 p.m., free, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 6153609, mayostreetarts.org.

Tuesday 9/7 Spoken Word Open Mic with Port Veritas, 7:30-10 p.m., all ages, $3, The North Star Cafe, 227 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994, portveritas.com.

Saturday 9/11 Lowry’s Lodge, poetry series, featured poets Marcia Brown and Doug Woodsum, 6:30 p.m., free, Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland.

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Comedy Friday 9/3

Bob Marley, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, $25-$40, includes appetizers, 21+, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough.

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Films Friday 9/3 “The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 3, 10; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 4-5, 10-11, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

Saturday 9/4 ”The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 3, 10; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 4-5, 10-11, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

Sunday 9/5 ”The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 3, 10; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 4-5, 10-11, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

Thursday 9/9 “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” documentary film screening hosted by Space Gallery, monthly visual arts film series, 7:30 p.m., $5 Space members, students/ $7 nonmember, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.

Friday 9/10 ”The Young Philadelphians” Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m., free, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Galleries Friday 9/3 “Drawn to Water III,” photographs by Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m., Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276. ”At Frank’s Place,” drawings and paintings by Martha Brianna and Frank Pierobello, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org. ”Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly, artists’ reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit through Sept. 25, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com. ”Mind-bending with the Mun-

dane,” group exhibition on marriage equality, 5-8 p.m. artists’ reception, with Miller & Shellabarger performance: Untitled (Pink Tube), The ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5029. “Photography by Brenton Hamilton,” cyanotype series, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, on view Sept. 3 - Oct. 27, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2966, susanmaaschfineart.com. ”THESEPLACES” Selected Works by Francine Schrock, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720, francineschrock.com.

Saturday 9/4

Music Bar and Bistro, 865 Forest Ave., Portland, venuemusicbar.com. Phantom Buffalo, Run-On Sentence, The Hairdresser’s Husband, 8:30 p.m., $8, Ma1o Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

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Saturday 9/4 Joshua Radin, pop-folk, 7:30 p.m., free, L.L. Bean Concerts in Discovery Park, off Main Street, L.L.Bean, Freeport, llbean.com.

Sunday 9/5 Portland Shapenote Singing, free, participatory event, 1-4 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, no experience necessary, beginners welcome.

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New Work by Jonathan Blatchford, 4:30-6 p.m. opening, First Saturday New Gloucester Arts Alive, First Congregational Church community room, New Gloucester, Julie Fralich, 926-3161.

Thursday 9/9 ImproVox, Vocal Improv Group, 8 p.m., $10 suggested, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994, improvox.com.

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”Two Old Friends,” Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins performance of Irish and American Country music, 6:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library Main Library Community Room, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

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Tuesday 9/7 Photography by Jack Montgomery, exhibit Sept. 7 - Dec. 1, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, Maine Jewish Museum, formerly Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

Wednesday 9/8 “2010 Book Arts at Stone House Program,” exhibition of student work from USM summer Book Arts Program, exhibit through Sunday, Oct. 31, free and open to the public, 6th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland campus.

Museums Maine Heritage Day, 19th century activities, demonstrations, docent-led tours and more, 11 a.m.3 p.m., free and open to the public, Falmouth Heritage Museum, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

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Saturday 9/4

Saturday 9/11 2nd Annual Pedal for Peace to benefit Bpeace’s work with entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, Rwanda and El Salvador, hosted by Frontier Cafe, Brunswick, registration requires $250 in raised funds, bpeace.org/ride to register, for information, Katherine Creswell 503-970-1877 or Mary Ciampa, email ride@bpeace.org.

Bath Area Senior Center Yard Sale, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Tuesday 9/7

”Celebrate Bowdoinham 2010,” 248th birthday commemoration through Saturday 9/11, children’s acitivities, race, parade, more, information, bowdoinham.com/ celebrate-bowdoinham-2010.

Monday 9/13

Friday 9/10

”Transportation and Redeveloping the Base,” public forum series to meet candidates for Representative to the Legislature, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Rabies Plus! Clinic, 9-11 a.m., various services, all proceeds benefit shelter animals, Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051, coastalhumanesociety. org.

”Health Care and Education,” public forum series to meet candidates for Representative to the Legislature, 7-9 p.m., 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

”Food and Energy,” public forum series to meet candidates for Representative to the Legislature, 7-9 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Brunswick.

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Monday 9/13 Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, 443-5389.

Dining Out Saturday 9/11 Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children 6-12, free for children under 6, Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Raymond Roads, Brunswick, reservations accepted, 725-2185.

Getting Smarter Thursday 9/9 Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table meeting and lecture on CSA General AP Hill by Pat Falci, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

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Meetings Brunswick Tue. 9/7 Tue. 9/7 Wed. 9/8 Wed. 9/8 Thu. 9/9

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mentia, panel of caregivers share practical experience, second and fourth Wednesdays, free, call for times and information, Brunswick Area Respite Care, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-8571.

Wednesday 9/8

Just for Seniors

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia, panel of caregivers share practical experience, second and fourth Wednesdays, free, call for times and information, Brunswick Area Respite Care, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-8571.

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Monday 9/13

Ounce of Prevention program, ”Joint Replacement Surgery,” speaker Dr. Robert Livingston, free, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., open to public, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, Community Room, 58 Baribeau Drive, 729-8033.

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Community Calendar Kids and Family Stuff Thursday 9/9 The Lady in the Red Cloak, evening lantern-lit walk through Bath with tales of ghosts and history, appropriate for all ages, $10/adult, $7/children under 12, free/children under 5, reservations only, 380-3806, redcloaktours@gmail. com, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Greater Portland Benefits Saturday 9/4 “A Race to Save Our Oceans” benefit concert with Emilia Dahlin, Zeile Dougher, Dana Gross and Clara Berry, to research the effects of the Gulf Oil Spill, 8 p.m., $10, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 7611757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Monday 9/6

Second Annual Kimberly Ann Tudor Memorial Walk “KAT-Walk 2010” to benefit The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 12 p.m. register at the Back Cove Boulevard pathway across from Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 1 p.m. Back Cove walk, kat-walk.org, Art Piteau, 892-1516. Walk for Recovery, 3.2 mile walk in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month, 12:30 p.m., refreshments and activities for all ages, free/ $10 suggested donation per participant, hosted by Catholic Charities Maine, 250 Anderson St., Portland. Walk for Water, 3.5 mile walk or run to benefit nonprofit World Concern, 3-6 p.m., $10 for grades K-8/ $25 for grades 9-12/ $35 for adults/ $50 for relay team, Greely High School, Main St., Cumberland, worldconcern.org.

Sunday 9/12 Third Annual “Touch a Truck,” to benefit the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., $5/ person, rain or shine, The Gateway Shoppes at Scarborough, Cabela’s Plaza, marchofdimes.com.

Labor Day Toys for Tots All-Car Cruise-in, hosted by Portland Motor Club, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., entrance fee is a new unwrapped present for Toys for Tots program, 275 Presumpscot St., Portland, contact Stan, 615-8365, portlandmotorclub.com.

The Komen Maine Race for the Cure, Payson Park, Portland, register at komenmaine.org.

Saturday 9/11

Thursday 9/9

Annual Walk to Defeat ALS, hosted by the Northern New England Chapter of the ALS Association, 9 a.m. register; 10:30 a.m. walk begins, Payson Park, Baxter Blvd. entrance, Portland, preregister at alsanne.org, or Cindy Churchill, 829-4570.

Gubernatorial Forum, sponsored by Maine Hospitality and Tourism Alliance, 2-4 p.m., confirmed participation by Libby Mitchell, Eliot Cutler and Paul LePage, no open Q&A, Harraseeket Inn, Main St., Freeport.

Electronic Beats on Casco Bay Cruise, to benefit WMPG Community Radio’s Power Up! campaign, 12-3 p.m. cruise, 6 Custom House Wharf; 3 p.m. dockside afterparty, The Porthole, Old Port. $20 tickets at Bullmoose Music locations or wmpg.org. Maine Lighthouse Ride 2010, to benefit the Eastern Trail Alliance; options are 25-mile ride, a 40-mile loop, a 62-mile metric century, 100-mile century, $60 per participant, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, register at

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Neighborhood Meeting, to discuss CDBG Funds, District 2: West End, Parkside, and St. John Valley, 7 p.m., Parkside Neighborhood Center, 85 Grant St., Portland, Amy Grommes Pulaski, 874-8731, or avp@portlandmaine.gov.

Saturday 9/11 Park Beautification/Clean-Up and Remembrance Ceremony, to honor the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, 1:30-4 p.m., Deering Oaks Park bandstand, Portland, hosted by Hour Exchange Portland and the City of Portland.

Wednesday 9/8

SPACE Gallery Block Party, community event for all ages, family friendly, shops, galleries on Congress Street from One Longfellow Square to Port City Music Hall, 6-9 p.m., free, presented by Space Gallery, space538.org.

lins Greenhouses, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free with admission, $5 ages 5-12 or seniors; $7 for adults, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, 657-4977, mainewildlifepark.com.

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”Legs for Life,” free vascular disease screening, Tuesdays and Thursdays in September, hosted by Vascular & Interventional Physicians of Spectrum Medical Group, 324 Gannett Dr., South Portland, pre-registration required, call 482-7800.

Thursday 9/9

Tuesday 9/7

Friday 9/10

Free Intro Yoga Class, 7:15 p.m., Vinyasa: Preparing for Power, WholeHeart Yoga Center, 150 St. John St., Portland, 871-8274, wholeheartyoga.com.

Free Intro Yoga Class, 10 a.m., Level I-II, WholeHeart Yoga Center, 150 St. John St., Portland, 8718274, wholeheartyoga.com.

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Wednesday 9/8 Yarmouth Community Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, for appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or RedCrossBlood.org.

Dining Out Saturday 9/4 Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult / $3 ages under 12, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road, Pownal, Caron 688-4101 or Karen 829-5470. Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 ages 5-12, Triangle Club of Casco Lodge #36 A.F. & A.M. 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, Raymond McLellan 846-4724.

Gardens & Outdoors Friday 9/3 “Explore the Eastern Cemetery” 5:30-6:30 p.m., $5 donation/ free for members, meet at entrance on Congress Street at base of Munjoy Hill, hosted by Portland Trails 2010 Discovery Trek Series, 775-2411.

Saturday 9/4

Health & Support

”Putting the Puzzle Together,” 4-part series for people assisting elderly, hosted by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth Road, free, pre-registration required, call Family Caregiver Support Program, SMAA, 396-6500.

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Free Intro Yoga Classes, 9:30 a.m., Level I; 4 p.m., Level I-II; 5:35 p.m., Level II & Meditation, WholeHeart Yoga Center, 150 St. John St., Portland, 871-8274, wholeheartyoga. com. Free Intro Yoga Classes, 4:30 p.m., Level II; 6:30 p.m., Level I-II, WholeHeart Yoga Center, 150 St. John St., Portland, 871-8274, wholeheartyoga.com.

Saturday 9/11 Brain Tumor Family Caregivier Workshop, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., free, Dana Conference Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, registration required, 662-6924 or mmc.org/ neuroevents.

”Diving and Emerging: Helping children heal from grief and loss through storytelling,” workshop led by storyteller Regina Carpenter, $40, 1-5 p.m., hosted by The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, register, 7755216 cgcmaine.org.

Just for Seniors Friday 9/3

AARP Driver Safety Class, for drivers age 50 and older, 9 a.m.1:20 p.m., $12 AARP members, $14 nonmembers, AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, must register by Aug. 27, call John Hammon, 655-4943.

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Maine State Ballet Open House, for students and families, 5-7 p.m., MSB studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

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ETZ CHAIM SYNAGOGUE High Holiday Services At the Old Port’s historic Etz Chaim Synagogue 267 Congress Street, Portland, ME

If you would like your new or replacement windows and doors to provide a brand new look, greater energy efficiency or a low-maintenance alternative,

Please join us for High Holiday Services at Etz Chaim Synagogue. In the spirit of Jews Without Boundaries, which is now incorporated within Etz Chaim, our Services will offer religious expression from varied Jewish perspectives to inspire high levels of faith, thought, and introspection. Guest speakers will explore and uncover timeless values and insights, and provide thoughtful and contemplative commentary. Join us to see the Maine Jewish Museum exhibition of photographs of Maine’s Holocaust Survivors by Jack Montgomery on loan from the Maine Holocaust Museum. Etz Chaim is Portland’s quaint, 1920’s immigrant community Synagogue, which houses the Maine Jewish Museum. This exhibition will be on display through December 1st. Everyone is welcome.

Marvin Windows and Doors has the products, sizes and custom solutions you need.

For further information, call Gary Berenson at 207-329-9854

Consult with the experts at Hammond Lumber Company to find the Marvin solution for your next project!

9/8 9/9 9/10 9/17 Visit your local Hammond Lumber Company at 20 Spring Street, Brunswick ǀ 207.729.9924 or 300 Riverside Street, Portland ǀ 207.771.8880 Find us online at www.hammondlumber.com

Operating 9 locations to serve you throughout the state of Maine

9/18

Erev Rosh Hashana 1st Day Rosh Hashana 2nd Day Rosh Hashana Kol Nidre-Prelude Kol Nidre Service Yom Kippur

7:00 pm 9am-Noon 9am-Noon 6:00pm 6:30pm 9am-12:20 pm 3:30-4:30pm 4:30-6:30pm

Rabbi Harry Sky, Speaker Hon. Kermit Lipez, Speaker Paul Aranson, Esq., Speaker Susan Walsh, Cellist Rabbi Harry Sky, Speaker Jonathan Reitman, Speaker Torah Discussion Mincha & Neilah Services


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Bath Council from page 1 about $270,000 for the project and had asked the council to approve borrowing the remaining funds. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for the turf field. But opponents gathered more than 1,000 petition signatures to

reverse the decision. The council sent the matter to a June 8 referendum, where voters defeated the proposal 1,522 to 861. Councilor Ruthe Pagurko cast the dissenting vote against the order via phone during Wednesday’s meeting. Councilor James Omo was absent.

Crosswalks The three new crosswalks should be installed this month on Old Brunswick

September 3, 2010

Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/66993

Road, 580 feet northwest of the intersection of Old Brunswick Road and Judkins Avenue; on Oak Grove Avenue, 1,410 feet south of the northeast corner of the intersection of Whiskeag Road and Oak Grove Avenue, and on Whiskeag Road, 525 feet east of the northeast corner of the intersection of Whiskeag Road and

Oak Grove Avenue. Signs will be posted on both ends of the crosswalks to alert motorists to their location. The five-mile Whiskeag Trail runs from the Bath Area Family YMCA on Centre Street to Thorne Head. A grand opening ceremony is planned for Sept. 18. Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net.

Fall

Home Improvement

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your home-related business. Along with articles pertinent to every area of the home, and tips and helpful hints for all areas of improvement, this special section will offer excellent readership. Publication Weeks: September 15 and 22 Deadlines: Friday, Sept 10 & 17

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Professional Appointment Setters Do you have lists of sales leads but no time to call? OR do you just hate the phone? What would 3-5 additional appointments per week do for your business? Let Professional Appointment Setters call your sales leads and turn them into face to face appointments.

Call 653-6220

and get your business growing!

WHOLE HOME RESOURCE

Architectural Design & Interiors

www.wholehomeresource.com 207-883-6050 Visit website for portfolios. Call for free one-hour consultation.

Take Control of Your Life with HYPNOSIS

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Site Work • Lot Cleaning • Septic Systems Paving • Demolition • Lawn Installation • Driveways Tree Removal • Stone Work • Foundations •Snowplowing RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Call Roland

(All Fees Reduced 20%) Hugh Sadlier, M. Ed. Certified Hypnotherapist Since 1991

240-6505 Fax 787-4092

DRIVEWAY DIRT-BUSTERS Pet Containment Systems • Lifetime Warranty • Containment Guarantee • Digital FM Technology • Free Batteries for 10 Years!

Residential - Commercial • Driveways • Parking Lots • Private Roads • Asphalt Repairs • Sealcoating • Hot Rubber Crack Repairs www.ruckpaving.com Free Estimates - Fully Insured

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BUSINESS SERVICE DIRECTORY RATES

Imagine a cleaner car, cleaner kids, cleaner pets, cleaner shoes, and keener floor. Imagine actually being able to read your doormat from now on. Sweep less. Smile more. Let Mid Coast Paving install a quality, hot asphalt driveway for all the right reasons. Call Ron today for a free estimate. Your dog will get over it.

729-6500 Ron Utecht President; Topsham , ME 04086

52 weeks 26 weeks 13 weeks 4 weeks

$45.00 each week $48.00 each week $53.00 each week $60.00 each week

Now Accepting

Minimum 4 week Consecutive insertions


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GOSSELIN’S SEALCOATING • Asphalt Shingles • Rubber Roofing • Metal Roofing • Siding & Gutters

Fully Insured ★FREE ESTIMATES★

632-3742

Email- Ruckroofing@yahoo.com www.ruckroofing.com

Certified Roofing Contractor Gaf-Elk License #CE12940

MOORE PAINTING Let us do the work so you can enjoy your summer!

Quality Interior - Exterior Painting FULLY INSURED

846-5222 • 725-1388

moorepaintinginc.com

Suite

Member

Your custom closet system doesn’t have to cost a fortune! We specialize in installing the highest quality products at the lowest possible price. We are locally owned and operated. Call us for details. FREE In-home estimate

CUSTOM CLOSETS | GARAGE CABINETS | PANTRIES LAUNDRY ROOMS | HOME OFFICE | WIRE SHELVING

Sealcoating Hot Rubber Crack Filling Asphalt Repair Crushed Stone Driveways Residential & Commercial Free Estimates • Fully Insured

Serving Greater Portland to Lewiston/Auburn Residential & Commercial

Great References

207-786-3501

Free Estimates

Fully Insured

pval111@myfairpoint.net

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Lana Hoang, R.Ph. & Owner

KEEP IT COLORFUL House Painting Inside & Out Light Moving Services - Small Jobs Welcome

Call Zoo Cain 749-5736 or 767-2520 zoocain@maine.rr.com

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Also: Siding & Seamless Gutters Owner on the job • Fully Insured • Worker’s Comp • 3rd Generation

(207) 283-2903 Cell (207) 229-5636

253-5004 or 865-9001

NORTHEAST LANDSCAPECONTRACTORS DESIGN

• Stonework • Retaining Walls • Plantings • Patios & Walkways RYAN • Granite Steps

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• Erosion Control

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STUART’S

EXTERIOR SOLUTIONS

Roofing, Siding, Gutters & Chimney Flashing INFULLY

Y ENC RG EME ERVICE ! S AIRS REP Specializing

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

DIRTWORK

Let us show you how beautiful a driveway or walkway can be!! CULVERTS & DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

UNDERGROUND UTILITIES

CERTIFIED SEPTIC SYSTEM INSTALLER

Maine DEP Certified Excavation Company

D & D DIRTWORK BONDED and INSURED

FREE ESTIMATES ALWAYS

207-883-0313

Operated by Veterans ~ We Guarantee all our work

“Your Pet is Our Priority” Dog Days of Summer Sale! Save 10%* OFF

Any new complete Invisible Fence® Brand System

Invisible Fence of Southern ME

800-585-2803

Falmouth, ME

www.invisiblefence.com

*Offer expires 9/15/10. Must present ad at time of purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers.

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Energy Services Oil and Gas

Services and Sales of Propane, Natural Gas and Oil Equipment We sell Rinnai, Empire and Bradford White. Servicing all of your Gas and Oil appliances, and water heating needs. From installations to cleaning.

615-6404 energyservicesllc@yahoo.com

• Cut through the “red tape” with a 30 year banking pro in your corner.

FALL WALKWAY & PATIO SPECIALS

• Assistance with communications, forms, prospectus preparation, loan packaging & placement.

20 FOOT X 3 1/2 FOOT CONCRETE PAVER WALKWAY $1199

• Providing support to help you put your best foot forward.

12 FOOT X 12 FOOT CONCRETE PAVER PATIO $1799

Affordable hourly or “per project” rates.

The Medicine Shoppe 373 Sabattus Street Lewiston, ME 04240 Phone – 783-3539 Fax – 786-9252 www.medicineshoppe.com/0550

SPECIAL

For all your RESIDENTIAL ROOFING needs

Advice You Can “Bank On” Ask Lou Gagne, R. Ph. Why request compounded medicines? Strength - compounded drugs can be prepared in strengths not usually available. Inactive ingredients - compounded drugs can be made without dyes, sugars, glutens, preservatives and other inactive ingredients found in regular prescription drugs. Delivery Method - compound drugs can be prepared as topical creams, lozenges or flavored syrups (great for kids and animals) instead of hard-to-swallow pills. Call Lou for a phone consultation today.

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Peter Gosselin

PAUL VALLIERE PAINTING Painting Fine Interiors Since 1984

MI JP & FA LY Inc.

CL&TC

Jack Miller, President

Commercial Loan & Training Consultants A division of Salem Capital Group, LLC Phone 207-985-9346 Email: jmiller@salemcapital.net Author of “Plain Vanilla Tips for Commercial Borrowers”

Just Imagine... COMPLETE LANDSCAPING SERVICE • Stone Work • Patios • Walkways • Retaining Walls

• Ponds • Lawn Installation • Site Work • Designs

• Fountains • Plantings • Outdoor Kitchens • Rock Walls • Sea Walls

CALL FOR DETAILS 829.4335

EXCAVATION Site Work • Roadways Drainage • Loam/Fill Commercial Snowplowing and Sanding Call for a Free Quote

829-3989


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Classifieds

781-3661 ALTERATIONS

Custom Sewing, Alterations and Repairs Quality workmanship Phone Miriam at

865-4299 ANIMALS

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

GOODOG PET CARE will do pet sitting at your homedogs, cats, horses & more

Puppy socializing- Pet taxi Bonded/ Insured

goodogpetcare.com 865-6558 ANNOUNCEMENTS SEPTEMBER 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “ TO P S H A M - B RU N S W I C K HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR” @ “Mid Coast Red Cross” Bldg, 16 Community Way & Rt. 196, Topsham, Maine. Free admission, free ongoing workshops, featuring exhibits with holistic health practitioners, and metaphysical products, readers and services. For more info visit: http://theenchanteddragon.shu tterfly.com/holisticmysticfair or www.forestcircles.com or call Mary @ 207-446-7868. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT? GETTING ENGAGED OR MARRIED? HAVING A CLASS REUNION? Place your ad for your Announcement here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

ANTIQUES ALWAYS BUYING, ALWAYS PAYING MORE! Knowledge, Integrity, & Courtesy guaranteed! 35 + 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. 780-8283.

The Brown Dog Inn Boarding, Daycare & Spa

“Dogs of all colors welcome!” RT 136N Freeport 1 mile off Exit 22 I-295

865-1255

www.browndoginn.com lis #F872

Mi Mi :

dog’s best friend Exclusive Boarding One on One Bonded & Insured Call Mi Mi

cell: 650-2962 Yarmouth, ME

CUMBERLAND ANTIQUES buying most older items. JEWELRY, SILVER, GLASS, CHINA, POTTERY, OLD BOOKS & MAGAZINES, POST CARDS, LINENS, QUILTS, TRUNKS, TOOLS, BUTTONS, TOYS, DOLLS, FOUNTAIN PENS, MILITARY. Call 7 days a week. 838-0790. We can come to you!

I BUY ANYTHING OLD!

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

2008 HARLEY-DAVIDSON Ultra Classic Electra Glide, Black Pearl, 2827 miles, 1584 cc, Excellent Condition, One Owner, $8500, brndbay@netscape.com Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections. Custom painting and collision work. Frame straightening. 38 years experience. 878-3705. HARLEY Davidson, 2003, Sportster 883 Anniversary Edition, Gun Metal Blue, Very Low Miles $4000/Best Offer. Call 312-5640 2005 AUDI A4 WAGON- Nice clean vehicle, 55K. Priced to sell. $15,500. Leather, Moonroof. 2.0 Turbo. 846-6554. FORD TAURUS SE, 2006, white, 99K miles, Automatic, air, cruise, CD, great condition, $5,000 910-233-0172

BUSINESS RENTALS YARMOUTH. One or Two new fully furnished Professional Offices plus shared kitchen, reception area, secretarial stations and conference room. $650-1300 includes internet, heat/AC, janitorial, garbage removal, landscaping, snow removal, parking. Call Brenda at 846-4000.

BOOTH RENTAL THE STUDIO UPSTAIRS Upscale Beauty Salon Falmouth Shopping Center

Call Linda 781-7815

fax 781-2060

BUSINESS SERVICES Administrative Assistance Bookkeeping (QuickBooks), Consulting, Desktop Publishing (Flyers, Invitations, Newsletters), Filing (archiving, organization), Mailings, Typing, Basic Computer Software Instruction. Call Sal-U-tions at (207)7972617 or (207)893-2931.

REPAIRS SIDING DOORS

Windows, Decks, Porches, Ramps, Renovations Flooring, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Dormers, Sheds, Garages, Additions, Painting

45 years experience

Call 776-3218 CHILD CARE

Part Time NANNY

wanted for my 11 and 9 year old children in Falmouth Must have car and valid drivers license to transport from school and activities. AFTERNOON/EVENINGS

NEWLY RENOVATED 500 SQ ft office in harbor location. Perfect for therapist use. Plenty of parking. Please call 831-3345.

CLEANING

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

“The Way Home Should Be”

mrs.mcguires@gmail.com HAVE YOUR HOUSE cleaned the way you want it. I’m your cleaning lady, homemaker, mom and cleaning is my speciality. Weekly, biweekly or one time cleaning. Call 712-1886.

Make that Special Place Healthy & Beautiful Again ....

SAVE 10% NOW!

207-675-3200



Fully Insured Trained & Licensed

I will come to you with cash.

Call John 450-2339

VINTAGE 78 RECORDS about a dozen. $10.00 for all. Vintage Singer Sewing Machine & Underwood Typewriter needing some TLC. $10.00 each. NEW PRICE. 653-5149.

AUCTIONS AUCTIONS- Run your auction here! Let FORECASTER readers know about your Auctions in over 69,500 papers! Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.

AUTOS 2008 BLACK LEXUS E 350 SUDAN. Beige leather interior. Florida car, never driven in the winter. 29,000 miles. Dealer maintained. Priced right at $26,900. Serious inquiries only. 207-883-9519. 2005 Mini Convertible S All options, incl leather, striping, Harmon Kardon sound, low ride self inflating tires. Just over 40k. Family user has moved. Must sell, $19,900 OBO. 207-329-7126.

“We put the H in finish so you don’t have to!” Bonded & Insured Residential House Cleaning Vacation/Executive Rental Cleaning Pre-Showing Cleanings Coastal Cleaning Services offers a wide range of tasks. We free up your time so you can concentrate on the important things in life family, friends, career and hobbies.

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.

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

WINDOW CLEANING by Master’s Touch 846-5315 COMPUTERS

207.299.0630

www.coastalcleaningme.com

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

PC Lighthouse Laptop & Desktop Repair

Certified Technician A+

Network+

MOUS

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

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!”

892-2255

Remove that Ugly Dirt, Mildew & Mold from your Home & Decks, Cement Patios, Pool Areas, Sidewalks, Fences!

Free Estimates

CLEANING SERVICES

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

HOME POWERWASHING SPECIALIST



COASTAL

Home Cleaning

781-9090

Call 233-4829 for free estimate www.mrsmcguires.com

203 ANDERSON STREETPortland. 11x22 office in professional building. $425 includes utilities. Off street parking, freshly painted, sunny, waiting room. 725-3265.

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Dave:

892-2382

7HEREISTHE"%34LOCAL ADVERTISINGDEAL DOLLAR FORDOLLAR 4HE&ORECASTER

S&D CLEANING

COMPUTER REPAIR

Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or One time. Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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

DETAIL RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES

B&J ELECTRONICS Est.1990

Free Estimates • Excellent References

Call Jim @ B&J Electronics

Call Sonia-939-0983

Repairs on all Makes & Models

MAINELY CLEAN

Computer Sales & Service

(207) 798-0313

865-0555

Professional All Natural Chemical Free Cleaning Service

CRAFT SHOWS/ FAIRS

HONEST, HARDWORKING and reliable We’re looking for a few more residential accounts to fill our schedule Reasonable rates • References available

Specializing in house cleaning with all natural cleaners  Affordable

Call Paulett 207-210-9906 C&M-PROFESSIONAL CLEANING has openings for small offices, on weekends only. References provided. Contact Carolyn at 207-7124261. LOOKING FOR A GREAT CLEANER? To make your home shine? Look no further! I offer pro cleaning services done your way. Great references. Call Rhea: 939-4278.

Mon-Sat 8-8 • 799-7226

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.

DECORATING

JOHNSON’S TILING Floors • Showers Backsplashes • Mosaics

Custom Tile design available References Insured

829-9959

Free Estimates

17 years experience, Fully Insured Commercial & Residential 100% satisfaction guaranteed

Unlimited references

Now also serving Bath, Brunswick & Harpswell.

207-299-0878

Fresh -N-Up Cleaning Service METICULOUS • DETAILED CLEANING More free time for your personal fun! Commercial • Residential • Construction Many services available. Call for more Information. Excellent references.

837-2058 Dori, owner 607-9394, Beckie Satisfaction Guaranteed!

GA HAVIN PARTY EEN W O L L HA ENT? V E R O We are featuring a new classified section! List your event or gathering in 69,500 Forecasters! Deadline is the Friday before publication.

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781-3661 ELDER CARE RESPITE CARE for aging parents, or family members? Experienced with Alzheimer, dementia and hospice. Overnight, part-time and check-ins. I have excellent and recent references. 5905557.

FARMS GARDENING/FARMS- Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

FIREWOOD

Custom Cut High Quality Firewood Cut to your needs and delivered. Maximize your heating dollars with guaranteed full cord measure or your money back. $175 per cord for green. Seasoned also available. Stacking services available. Wholesale discounts available with a minimum order.

BUNDLED CAMPFIRE WOOD now available.

Contact Don Olden

(207) 831-3222

*Celebrating 25 years in business* Cut/Split/Delivered according to your needs and request Quality Hardwood State CertiďŹ ed Trucks for Guaranteed Measure A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

$205 Green $260 Seasoned $295 Kiln Dried Visa/MC accepted Wood stacking available Camp wood - bagged or bulk Call for details and available discounts 353-4043 www.reedsďŹ rewood.com

Heidi’s

FIREWOOD Pownal, Maine Formally Maine Custom Firewood

Green Firewood $195 Seasoned $265 688-4282 Delivery fees may apply. Prices subject to change.

VISA/MASTERCARD order online:

info@mcďŹ rewood.com

cash price - quanity discounts available prices subject to change VISA MASTERCARD

HARDWOOD/CUT/ SPLIT/ DELIVERED

175 GREEN 250 SEASONED 207-946-7756

$

$

CJ’s FIREWOOD QUALITY HARDWOOD

$165 green $225 seasoned 648-7184

www.cjďŹ rewood.webs.com

S E A S O N E D H A R DWO O D FIREWOOD- $245 per cord. Harvested through Urban Tree Care. 207-767-0055.

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FIREW

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Cut • Split • Delivered $190.00 /CORD GREEN SEASOND FIREWOOD $240/CORD GUARANTEED MEASURE

CALL US FOR TREE REMOVEL/PRUNING

891-8249

DON’T BUY NEW

HEALTH

RE-NEW: FURNITURE REPAIR,

STRIPPING & REFINISHING by hand Former high school shop teacher • Pick up & delivery available • 28 years experience • References

371-2449

FLEA MARKETS

HYPNOSIS WORKS! Specializing in working with adolescents, smoking cessation, anxieties, weight loss

Clinical Hypnosis of Southern Maine

THIS IS OUR NEWEST CATEGORY! Advertise your Flea Market here to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 7813661 for advertising rates.

www.hypnosis-maine.com Patti Rutka Stevens, CH Portland - Old Railway Bldg

874-9859

FOODS

Peaceful Oasis

Got a Function or Speciality in Food? Let readers know about all you have to offer in our Food category to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for rates.

OPEN HOUSE

fax 781-2060 PSS

(Personal Support Specialist)

classes held this fall at Spectrum Generations, Topsham Two classes running: Mon and Thurs from 9 am until 2:30 pm, Sept. 20 thru Oct. 21 Tuesdays only, Sept 20 through Nov. 23 Begin a new career in home care or assisted living For info and registration call Meredith at 721-0071 or $ masrn@gwi.net

325

Massage at your home, workplace, and parties. Take time for yourself! www.athomemassage.massagetherapy.com 207-878-8896.

HELP WANTED PA RT T I M E BA RT E N D E R NEEDED. Must be over 21 and have had prior experience. Call 846-9644 between 9-1 during the week for more information.

child development center

TEACHER SUBSTITUTES Curious about Montessori?

Progressive Preschool & Kindergarten Looking for caring individuals to work on an on-call basis. INFORMAL MINI TRAINING PROVIDED CALL SHARON AT

781-3441

Rt. 88 Falmouth

pinegrovecenter.com

RESIDENT ASSISTANT at Coastal Studies for Girls in Freeport to start immediately. (207)865-9700.

Sept. 9 • 5:00-7:30 p.m. 374 Route One, Yarmouth 272-2673

FOR SALE

FURNITURE

FLEX-a Bed Model 157. Split Queen, adjustable bed/w separate motorized controls. New Dec. 2009, only used 5 months. Located in Falmouth Maine. $2,000 OBO. 207-3678884.

SOLID CHERRY MEDIA CENTER. Holds TV on pullout swivel, room for other media components in cabinet and locking drawer. $700. 878-5380.

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

Fall Classes begin 9/7 - 12/24 for two 8 week sessions Come for a solid foundation in yoga Our schedule is on line or in the brochure box outside the studio COMPASSIONATE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS See all of our classes at: WWW.YARMOUTHYOGA.COM

NORC, a university based research organization, seeks individuals to act as Field Interviewers in Cumberland County, ME. This is a unique opportunity to enter the ďŹ eld of data collection, as inexperienced candidates will be considered. Interviewers administer questionnaires in-person, usually in the home of the selected participant, using a company supplied laptop. $16.50 hrly rate plus mileage. Must be able to work 25-35 hrs. per week, including evenings and weekends beginning November. Applicants should have a reliable, insured car and be willing to sign a release for a background check. Mandatory 5 day paid training. Apply online: go to www.norc.org Click on Careers/Current Opportunities/Field Operations/Field interviewers-Cumberland County, ME-NCS. NORC is an EOE.

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If you have some to share, please call us so that we can offer you the opportunity to share your gifts with our elderly clients, through non-medical, in home services. We provide competitive wages, exible schedules, ongoing training and support.

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Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need? Advantage Home Care is seeking kind and dependable caregivers to care for seniors in their homes in the greater Portland area. We offer flexible hours, and full and part time shifts for days, nights and weekends. We provide training. Reliable transportation required. Call 699-2570 for more information and an application.

Are you interested in making a difference in an older person’s life? Opportunities available for individuals interested in rewarding work providing one on one care for elders in our community. Responsibilities include nonmedical and light personal care. For more info and an application, please go to our website at www.homepartnersllc.com

HomePartners

883-0095

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.

Growing coffee house seeks motivated individual to join their team. Previous food service experience is a plus. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the public in fast paced environment. The hours are flexible but weekend availability is a must. Interested candidates can e-mail their resumes to jim@theroyalbean.com or stop by 18 Yarmouth Crossing Drive, Yarmouth, to pick up an application. COOKIES DIRECT in Yarmouth is looking for parttime help with cookie production one to two mornings a week. (Mondays and some Tuesdays) This is an on-yourfeet job at a fast-paced home workplace. Prefer someone available other days as needed. Email your letter of interest to info@mainecookies.com

WORK FROM HOME WITH FLEXIBLE HOURS Earn full time income on a part time basis

FMI 207-799-3391 CARING PEOPLE NEEDED: Visiting Angels is seeking experienced, compassionate and reliable caregivers to provide in-home non-medical assistance to seniors. All shifts. Make a difference today. Call 773-3397. Needed: Reliable and responsible after school in-home tutoring services for middle school age child Valid driver’s license and own transportation is required Experience with ADD/ADHD preferred

Classifieds HOME REPAIR Do you like helping the elderly,their families and working with caregivers? Do you like matching caregivers and clients together and seeing relationships blossom? If so, HomePartners, LLC, a trusted local elder care services company, has an opportunity for you. We are currently looking to add a Client Relations Manager to our office management team for approximately 24 hours/week (with flexibility to increase hours based on business need). Previous scheduling and caregiving experience preferred. Professionalism, ability to multi-task, excellent communication and problem solving skills and flexibility required. Please send your resume to: HomePartners LLC 136 US Route 1 Suite 4, Scarborough, ME 04074 or email info@homepartnersllc.com

Applicant should be, responsible, a team player, caring, dependable and available as needed. Responsibilities include, medication administration, direct work with residents, light housekeeping and preparing meals in a very homey atmosphere. If you enjoy working with the elderly with a very reasonable resident care to staff CRMA ratio please consider this opportunity. To apply, or for more information, contact Beth Wiles at 846-5610. Visit our website at www.islandcommonsresourcecenter.org We are an equal opportunity employer

• Decks, Dormers • Kitchens, Baths • Windows & Siding • Int./Ext. Painting • Ramps & Handicapped Adaptations

653-1833

YARMOUTH FAMILY seeking housekeeper 2 half days/wk. Come help us decrease the clutter and restore the peace! Call Mary: 847-3362

•Lawn Mowing

•Lawn Installations and Renovations •Tree Removal •Drainage Systems CertifiedWall and Paver Installers CALL FOR A CONSULTATION

829.4335

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NORMAN A. CHASSE

Insured & Bonded

Professional - Courteous Competitive Rates - Free Estimates

Spend your $8,000 tax credit wisely!!!

(207) 699-4239

Brian L. Pratt Carpentry Restoration & Remodeling Custom Stairwork & Alterations Fireplace Mantles & Bookcase Cabinetry Kitchens & Bathrooms

All manner of exterior repairs & alterations

207-797-3322

• Painting • Weatherization • Cabinets 846-5802

PaulVKeating.com EXPERT DRYWALL SERVICE- Hanging, Taping, Plaster & Repairs. Archways, Cathedrals, Textured Ceilings, Paint. Fully Insured. Reasonable Rates. Marc. 590-7303.

Additions • Decks • Kitchens & Bathrooms Roofing & Siding • Replacement Windows

N8 REMODELING & LANDSCAPING

Residential & Commercial

Fully Insured Call Nate 318-4909 n8jackson.com

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

272-1442, cell

BOWDLER ELECTRIC INC.

799-5828 All calls returned!

Residential & Commercial

DAVID D. JOHNSON COMPLETE HOME REPAIR

SPECIALIZING IN WATER DAMAGE & WOOD ROT REPAIR 32 years experience • Fully Insured Affordable Rates • Materials at cost Recent References

207-256-9070

Professional Carpenter 35 years experience

Specializing in home remodeling and repairs

No project to big or small

Call Bob Tripp 207-878-5880 or

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Call 329-9017

Vindle Builders LLC reen Certified Gonal Professi itor ud A gy Ener

Fully Insured

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

www.vindlebuilders.com

FULLY INSURED – FREE ESTIMATES

Green Products Available

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING & CARPENTRY: 30 Years experience. Residential & Commercial. Insured. Free estimates. Mike Hamilton, 8293679. WATERPROOFING- FIX THAT DAMP WET Leaky basement!! Sump-pumps & Drainage systems installed. Over 30 years experience. 24/7. CALL ANYTIME. 831-2325.

INSTRUCTION Music Lessons-Piano - Flute Violin- Classical, Pop, Jazz. 20 Years Teaching. All Ages. InStudio or In-Home. References available. VF Music Studio 8466658.

LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS

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

829.4335

Call SETH • 207-491-1517 Residential & Commercial PROPERTY MANAGEMENT • Mowing • Walkways & Patios • Retaining Walls • Shrub Planting & Pruning • Maintenance Contracts • Loam/Mulch Deliveries

Affordable Prices • Insured • Free Estimates Contact: Dave (207) 347-9510 Email: dtbutland@gmail.com

Best of the Best

Stephen Goodwin, Owner

Home Instead Senior Care is looking for the best of the best.

Call Home Instead Senior Care at 839-0441, or visit www.homeinstead.com

THE DOOR MAN Entrance Doors, Patio Doors, Back Doors, All Doors, Installed. In addition, New Roofs or Repairs, Vinyl Siding, Decks and more! Call today. 207-776-9368.

Seth M. Richards

Custom Framing to Fine Carpentry

“Where Integrity Means Business”

CARPENTER/BUILDER, 25 years experience. Contracting, sub-contracting, all phases of Construction. Roofing, Vinyl Siding, Drywall, Painting, Home Repairs. Historical Restoration. Fully Insured. Call 329-7620 for FREE estimates.

Interior & Exterior Painting & Carpentry

Driveway Sealcoating Hot Rubber Crack Filling

Do you want to leave work knowing you’ve made a real difference in someone’s life? Are you the kind of dependable person who won’t let a winter blizzard (or a perfect summer day) keep you from work? Are you trustworthy enough to become part of someone’s family? We’re looking for natural born CAREGiversSM: women and men with the heart and mind to change an elder’s life. Call us today to inquire about joining the greatest team of nonmedical in-home CAREGivers anywhere! Flexible part-time day, evening, overnight, weekday and weekend hours.

•Landscape Design

•Paver Walkways, Patios, Steps & Retaining Wall Construction

(207) 657-2737 (207) 650-3575

CARPENTRY

In home after school care needed for 15 year old disabled boy from 2:30 - 4:30. Experience with special needs helpful but not required. Phone: 846-6679.

NOW SCHEDULING:

Building • Remodeling Home Improvements

Bella Envy HAIR STUDIO 847-3600

Four Season Services

Call for Free Estimate

Exterior Designed toInterior enhance&your home & lifestyle

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fax 781-2060

Small to Large Jobs Welcome

Offering Construction Services for Just About Any Size Project

ISLAND COMMONS 

Island Commons a 7 bed assisted living facility located on Chebeague Island is looking for a per-diem experienced Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA).

30 Years Experience

HELP WANTED for The Market Baskets new store on 157 Park Row in Brunswick. Full time year round counter help. Must have food service experience. Also looking for Pastry Chef. Send resume to P.O.Box 789 Rockport, ME. 04856. email: market.basket@hotmail.com 236-4371.

Call Karen at 829-6121 or 272-5288

Experienced CRMA

Jim’s Remodeling

*Fully Insured for Commercial and Residential*

In Yarmouth is looking for FT/PT booth renter.

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

• ROOFING • SIDING • WINDOW REPLACEMENT • ALL ASPECTS OF CONSTRUCTION 12 SCHOOL STREET, FREEPORT, ME.

PLEASE CALL 522-6687 TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Serving Greater Portland 18 yrs.

207-878-5200 GEORGE, JACK All TRADE, himself. Redecorating, Remodeling. All trades. Carpentry, Drywall, Tile, Painting, even a little Plumbing & Electrical. Many references available. Over 30 years experience. Call George 415-7321.

(207) 415-8791

email: firehousepm@yahoo.com

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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.

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(207) 699-4240 TRACTOR SERVICES WHITE’S YARD CARE • Garden Tilling • Compose & Manure, Truck or Yard • Bush Hogging • Seasonal Cleanup • Lawn Mowing Serving Greater Freeport, Brunswick & Yarmouth Call Rick White 865-4749

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415-6750/829-5703 Call Today for Spring Clean-up & Storm Damage IVERS YARDWORK Need customers in Falmouth, Cumberland, Portland. Call Tai at 712-3272.

September 3, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for the City of Portland, City of South Portland, Towns of Bridgton, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Cumberland, Harpswell, Scarborough, Standish and Windham, Cumberland County, Maine (All Jurisdictions). The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency solicits technical information or comments on the proposed Base (1-percentannual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown in the Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and on the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for your community. These proposed BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For a detailed listing of the proposed BFEs and information on the statutory period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at https://www.floodmaps.fema.g ov/fhm/Scripts/bfe_main.asp, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX), toll free, at 1 877 FEMA MAP (1 877 336 2627).

LOST AND FOUND LOST: KAYAK PADDLE, Aquabound, Expedition AMT near Long Island, New Meadows river, Cundy’s Harbor. 888-413-4500.

FENCES INSTALLED. Pools Privacy, Children, Pets, Decorative. Cedar Chain link, Aluminum, PVC. Any style from any supplier. 20+ years experience. Call D. Roy + Son Fencing. 215-9511. MISCELLANEOUS-Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

MOVING A&A MOVING SERVICES. ALL YOUR MOVING NEEDS. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. No extra charge on weekends. FULL SERVICE. Labor only loading or unloading trucks. PIANO MOVING. Packing. Cleaning handyman with tools on truck. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. Old house parts. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 8288699. MAKE THE SMART CHOICEGoogle DOT 960982 and/or MC 457078 for our company snapshot from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This website will show whether or not the company you choose has the required insurance on file. Also check with the BBB. We have links to all these websites at Wilsonmovingcompany.com To schedule your next move, call 775-2581. ALL AROUND MOVINGPacking service. Local Or Long distance, house cleanouts, Dump runs. We recycle to keep your cost down. Labor only jobs. Same day service, no extra charge on weekends. Speciality moving (piano’s etc.) Free estimates & Fully insured. Emergency jobs. Open 24/7. Call 699-8738 or 899-9577.

MUSIC

BASIX ON MAIN

PIANO STUDIO INTOWN FALMOUTH offering private lessons to youths and adults. Professional and fun studio run by an enthusiastic, educated, dedicated teacher. Early morning through evening lesson times offered. Convenient to 295, 95, Route 1, and Route 9. Within a 5-10 minute drive of surrounding towns. References provided. Now scheduling August interviews to join this wonderful group of families for the fall semester. Call MUSIC PARTNERS, 7813992.

A BAG LADY COMPANY STORE

FREE 250 OIL TANK/DRUM, was in our garage, no longer needed. Has a little oil left it it. Good for your garage or scrap metal. All disconnected, in back yard. You pick up. Freeport. 653-5149, leave message.

PIANO & GUITAR LESSONS

In-Home Private Lessons for all ages...Call Now! GORDON SHULKIN

PAVING

J. Korpaczewski & Son Asphalt Inc. • Driveways • Walkways • Reclaimed Asphalt • Sealcoatings

229-9413

ORIENTAL RUGS

“Your Full Service Paver�

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

282-9990

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REAL ESTATE

inhomelessons.com PIANO/KEYBOARD/ORGAN LESSONS in students` homes in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Portland, or my Portland studio. Enjoyment for all ages/levels. 41 years’ experience. Rachel Bennett, 7749597.

“Making Life Smoother!�

SERVING YOUR LOCAL AREA

CUMBERLAND - New Price! 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA in great neighborhood off Main Street, near schools. Freshly painted exterior/interior, 1,990 Sq. ft., 3 floors of living space, 2 car garage, back deck with builtin seating, partially finished basement. Move right in! $255,000. MLS # 982398. Call 939-0346. Sugarloaf 1 bd 1 ba condo. Furnished, ski in ski out. ski locker and common hot tub. $129,000 call CSM REAL ESTATE at 207-265-4000 www.csmrealestate.com

ANTIQUE & MODERN

sales handwashing repair padding appraisals

781-3686 | ArabyRug.com 305 US Rte. One, Falmouth, ME

PAINTING

Houses & Barns by John Libby

Anniversary Sale In celebration of our lead Timber Framer’s 22nd year with the company, we are offering up to 30% off on our Signature Series Timber Frames for orders placed by September 30, 2010.

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

15’ x 20’ Harraseeket

24’ x 28’ Maquoit

Name

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

To request pricing information please call 207-865-4169 or e-mail us at: info@housesandbarns.com Visit our website at: www.housesandbarns.com

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YARMOUTH condo - MOVE IN ready Sept 1st. Large sunny end unit w/private deck & great views. On main floor - gas fireplace in L.R w/cathedral ceiling, bedroom w/full bath, newly renovated eat-in kitchen, formal dining room. Upstairs - 2 bedrooms w/1 full bath, study/TV room, exercise/playroom. Finished space - 2,300 sq ft. On lower level (windows/walkout) 1000 sq ft unfinished space -potential hobby workshop or in-law apt. All appliances included. Central AC. 2-car garage. For sale by owner. $300,000. Call cell phone. 608-249-6405 today.

ORIENTAL RUGS

SC MOVING - Moving, deliveries, clean-outs. We do it all with one call. Lowest rates. Licensed and fully insured. No job is too small. Call 749MOVE(6683)

MISCELLANEOUS Crisp linen shirts, oat rope mats, french sailor sweaters, our design totes, Maine antiques î ­ 26 Main Street, Cornish 625-8678 • Daily 10:30-5:00 î ­

PIANO & VOICE STUDIORED RUBY MUSIC STUDIO is now accepting both adult and child students. Certified music educator with many years of experience as a performer and teacher. Conveniently located off Route 1 in Falmouth. Red Ruby Music Studio offers the student a supportive and challenging environment to grow as a musician. Call 781-5446 to schedule an introductory session.

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781-3661 FOR SALE By Owner Charming Falmouth Home with lots of character. This Classic New England Colonial Style Home was built in 1930 and has many very nice updates. It is two stories, has 4 bedrooms and 2 bath rooms. Two of the bedrooms are completely isolated with a pocket door allowing for use as an in-law apartment if desired (includes a separate entrance). There is a single bay garage, beautiful flower gardens,a wellmaintained roof and a large private deck on a 1-acre lot. The living space includes re-finished hardwood floors, very nice exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, ash kitchen cabinets and built in bookshelves The 3zoned forced hot water oil burner heating system is 12 years old. Falmouth is a great community with a top class school system. This home is being offered for $265,000. Address: 205 Mountain Road, Falmouth, ME. 207-752-4034. FALMOUTH- MOVE IN ready, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with new roof and freshly painted interior and exterior. Just minutes to Town Landing! Great value at $275,000! Marie Flaherty, Prudential Northeast Properties. 207400-3115. www.TFRE.com <http://www.TFRE.com>

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Northfield Green Apartments

Portland’s Most Desirable Elderly Community 62+ and or Disabled

Call Today and Make Northfield Green Your New Home 2 Bedroom - Heat, Hot Water VOUCHERS and Electric included WELCOME $900/month

Call Today and We Will Include 3 Months Free Laundry

Located in Portland’s Deering Community 147 Allen Ave. Portland, ME 04103

207-797-9096 TDD 800-497-1200 Equal Housing Opportunity Income and eligibility restrictions may apply

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P O RT L A N D - M U N J OY SOUTH APARTMENTS-Affordable Housing/Not-subsided. Accepting applications for 2 & 3 Bedroom units. Rents start at just $697/2BR & $800/3BR. Included: Heat, Hot water, Parking, W/D hookups. Section 8 welcome. Call today! 7751146/EHO.

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CAPE ELIZABETH- EXECUTIVE OCEANFRONT- 3 bedroom/2 + bath home w/ period features, totally renovated. Granite kitchen, hardwood through out. Crashing surf, private sandy beach. Available Oct. 2010. $3900/month. 207899-7641.

JAMES A. MULLEN Professional Land Surveyor Reasonable Fees Free Estimates

799-2654

Falmouth — Two Bedroom Furnished Cottage

Hardwood/tiled floors, washer/ dryer, gas heat, close to schools $850 plus utilities

781-9090

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39,900 Call 781-589-4923

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CUMBERLAND MEADOWSTownhouse style condo. Move in ready. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Fireplace, Patio. 1 car garage with full overhead storage. Near schools and town center. $239,900. Call 8293164. FALMOUTH LAND: FSBO ¾ acre lot in waterfront community @ Presumpscot Point. Public water/sewer. Deeded right of way to Presumpscot River; association dock. Price negotiable. Call 772-4048. FREEPORT- For sale by owner. End of summer Bargain! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo. Great location! Close to downtown/schools. New windows, freshly painted. 207798-9841. $118,000/OBO. BARN FRAMES- 3 available for immediate raising. 15x20, 24x28, 26x36. Great for boat storage, animal barn or finish to living space. 207-865-4169. www.housesandbarns.com 0 DOWN, BAD CREDIT? We can help! Special financing programs available on any home you select. 888-EZ-TOBUY x245; homebp.com

REAL ESTATE WANTED PRIVATE BUILDER. Developer, seeking, house, house lot, cottage, repairable, or dividable. Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth or Portland area. Referrals compensated. Prompt closing. 207-749-1718.

No pets References 207-761-6777

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Sept-March Long/short term Responsible, mature, non smoker Working in area References available

207-374-3588

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FREEPORT SPACIOUS 1 bedroom apartments. Bright, quiet and well maintained complex. Starting at $750 HEAT INCLUDED. No pets or smoking. Call 207-807-7889. GRAY- CABIN FOR rent. No deposit. Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. 657-4844.

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

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FLORIDA RENTAL. FULLY furnished house on the course in a gated golfing community for adults. Located in Ocala. Community has 2 pools, fitness room, hot tub, tennis courts, and more. Looking for long term seasonal rental or year round. Call for details. 207865-0447.

WANTED COSTUME JEWELRY WANTED- Rings, Necklaces, Earrings, Pins. Also other collectibles. CASH PAID. Call 7970044.

WELDING WELDING & FABRICATION COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

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Pension from page 1 state colleges – and is projected to need an even larger portion of tax dollars in coming years, perhaps as much as one out of every five dollars Maine residents pay in state taxes. The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting has reviewed multiple studies of the pension system, legislative records, historical reports from the pension trustees and interviewed more than a dozen experts to get to the root causes of the pension liability. The research not only shows how this particular problem was created, but also offers a larger lesson in how Maine’s state government operated. The story of the pension debt that many are calling a looming fiscal crisis is the story of how a government can create a fiscal mess for taxpayers by satisfying the needs of a politically significant group while pushing the costs into a future that has now arrived.

An ‘afterthought’ Few in the state are as knowledgeable about the Maine pension system as Robert A. G. Monks, the chairman of two blueribbon studies of the system that strongly warned of the current problem. The cost of pensions, said Monks, a Cape Elizabeth resident, “has been an afterthought” at the Statehouse. For decades, he said, the attitude had been, “Hey, it’s someone else’s liability. It’s not going to come up in our session.” Instead, starting in the late 1940s and right up until the mid-1990s, with a few exceptions, legislators and governors from both parties expanded and improved the pension benefits, often without an accurate estimate of the costs or a plan to pay for them. Peter Leslie, a member the 1988 Monks commission and a trustee since 1995, explained the accumulated debt this way: “You don’t pay it the first year and you don’t pay the next year and you don’t pay

it the next year. It compounds fast.” As Alan Caron, whose nonpartisan thinktank Envision Maine is about to release a report called “Reinventing Maine Government,” said: “The art of politics is giving things – not taking things away.” The “giving” started as early as 1913, when the Legislature granted veteran teachers an annual pension of $250. And until 1943, governors had the right to grant pensions to individual state employees on their own. In 1943, the Legislature granted pensions to all long-time state employees who worked until they were 65. Even then, the pension board’s trustees were concerned about the future costs of putting that many people into a system that neither the state nor the employees had contributed to up to that point. That’s why those trustees – 67 years ago – recommended that the state put an amount aside each year to pay for the pensions. If the Legislature and governors did that, the trustees estimated the debt would be “completely paid off over a period of about 30 years.” Those 30 years came and went in 1973. The debt had not only not been paid off – it was more than $200 million. The current projected date for paying off the liability is 2028.

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the early 1990s Maine’s pension funding was the third worst in the country. State Sen. Peter Mills, R-Cornville, was a member of the most recent study of the pension system and has become a student of its history. “Back 40, 50, 60 years ago,” he said, “teaching was always someone’s second job and state employment didn’t pay all that well. The Legislature ... made it up to you with a nice pension. They felt many wouldn’t live long enough to enjoy it and it wouldn’t be all that expensive. “But thanks to modern health care,” Mills said, “we live a lot longer, and through collective bargaining they got themselves pretty good pay raises,” which are used to calculate their pension. Another long-time legislator and former state financial officer, Sawin Millett, RWaterford, recalled: “The state took on the liability for the teachers (pension) without receiving any assets. It was a generosity thing. ... Also, no one was doing any actuarial work that would assess the future costs, so they didn’t see the problem we’d have down the line.” That problem – the accumulated liability – was aggravated numerous times because the state improved benefits without putting aside enough money to pay for them, according to the studies.

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Perhaps the most important year in the history of the pension system was 1947, when the Legislature took on the responsibility to pay pensions of public school teachers across the state. A year later, the trustees reported to the Legislature that with the addition of the teachers, the membership in the pension system went from 5,000 to 12,000, a 140 percent increase – without a matching amount of new assets. The assets did not match the liability because the teachers until then had never contributed to the pension system. They have since then, but those early debts rolled over and over along with other failures to fully fund the system to the point where in

In 1973, for example, the Legislature made seven improvements to the pension, including lowering the number of years of services required for full retirement from 30 to 25. In 1975, the pension trustees’ report listed a whole page of changes made by the Legislature that it estimated would cost $1.1 million in 1978, when they were in full effect. The trustees also issued fresh warning signals that year about the state’s need to start paying more on the long-term liability. They asked the Legislature for a $5.8 million appropriation to help make up for the debt the system inherited when the Legislature took on the teacher pensions “This amount was deleted from execu-

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tive budget and was not recognized by the legislative budget,” the trustees said. “The result of this ... will mean that the funding period on the Systems’ accrued liability will run for 29 years vs the 21 years which had been scheduled heretofore.” Again, a pessimistic projection wasn’t pessimistic enough: Those 29 years expired in 2004 without paying off the debt. In 1978, the trustees were still making the point. To help pay for the cost of taking on the teachers and other losses, they borrowed from the pension assets of state employees and the recently hired teachers who were now contributing from their paychecks. They said the accumulated borrowings for the old system retirement allowance account amounted to nearly $105.9 million on June 30, 1978. Two years later, the first of three formal studies on the pension system was completed and the warnings continued: “The (Maine State Retirement System) is not being funded on a realistic basis,” the study said, citing a $12 million gap between what the governor and Legislature had appropriated for 1980 and what was needed to avoid a negative cash flow. The state’s failure to fund the teachers’ pensions, the report said, meant “virtually the entire burden of funding this liability will be deferred well into the 1990s,” a prediction that proved true, with the exception that it not only extended into 1990s, but also well into this century. Eight years later, in 1988, what is known as the “Monks One” study was released. One of the first things that commission did was look at the 1980 study. The Monks group concluded the 1980 study’s stern message “was not well received by the (pension) Board and the System’s actuary” and that legislation to fix the problem “was ignored.’ One the biggest problems the 1988 study brought to light was that state employees and teachers were often retiring well before age 65 – but the pension’s projections were based on employees working until they were 65. continued next page

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Pension from page 30 That drove up the costs because employees stopped contributing to the system earlier and started collecting from it sooner. The Monks One research found that Maine’s system was only 39 percent funded, meaning it had nowhere near enough money to pay all future benefits. The average across the county for state system at that time was 72 per cent funded. Despite all of these warnings, the records show the Legislature continued to improve pension benefits while failing to pay enough into the system, adding to the liability a number of times.

No questions asked David Wakelin, who was brought on the pension board after serving on the first Monks commission, recalled: “They

promised benefits that were not adequately funded ... they had an actuary who had assumptions that were not consistent with what was happening on the ground. No one was holding their feet to the fire.” For example, no one asked the question “Do you understand that this benefit you promised will cost $500 million?,” Wakelin said. Ryan Low, who until July was Gov. John Baldacci’s chief financial officer, said that up until the mid-1990s, “my understanding is – I wasn’t around – is the state would get the bill and sometimes they would make the full payment and sometimes they would make considerably less.” The Monks Two study, done in 1994, concluded: Maine’s pension plan “is highly vulnerable to an absence of discipline in the legislative and executive processes of budgeting.” A year later after the second Monks

commission in 1994, Leslie – a highlysuccessful international investment banker in his private life – hit even harder in an essay for the Maine Center for Economic Policy. Leslie, the current chairman of the pension board, wrote that Maine has a “20-year history” of “tinkering” with the pension numbers for “political expediency.” One example: During the budget crisis of the early 1990s, the Legislature and Gov. John McKernan mandated the pension board change its investment assumptions from an 8 percent return to 8.2 percent. Leslie wrote that while that “saved” $20 million on paper, “the number was fictitious” because it was based on politics, not fiscal analysis. During this same period, facing a budget hole of more than $1 billion, McKernan and the Legislature reduced benefits, which saved money, but also borrowed from the

retirement funds to help fill the budget hole. By this point there was a growing consensus – from legislators, from the groups that represented employees and teachers and from the members of the study commissions – that something had to be done to force the state into some form of fiscal discipline. Mary Anne Turowski, a long-time veteran of the state employees union and its current lobbyist, recalled the employees and teachers were increasingly worried. “There was no certainty in the state’s capacity to continue to pay,” she said. “The attitude was ‘we were robbed.’” John Christie is publisher and senior reporter at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a non-partisan and nonprofit journalism organization based in Hallowell. His e-mail is mainecenter@gmail.com. The center website is pinetreewatchdog.org.

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