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Vol. 8, No. 38

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Durham to vote on leaving RSU 5, eyes Brunswick

New 9/11 memorial in Brunswick

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Members of the Standish Fire Department Color Guard view and touch a 9/11 Memorial dedicated at the new Southern Maine Community College Maine Fire Service Institute on Sept. 15 at Brunswick Landing. The memorial contains a section of girder from the World Trade Center towers that was given to the Bath Fire Department by the New York City Fire Department. Two Bath firefighters were part of the initial response team at the Twin Towers on Nov. 11, 2001.

By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — The high school might reopen its doors to Durham students if the town of Durham votes to leave Regional School Unit 5 in a Nov. 6 ballot question. Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski said he received e-mails from Durham’s Exploration Education Committee asking if the town would consider a 10-year contract to accept Durham’s average enrollment of 180-200 high school students into Brunswick High School. “I think we could certainly use the numbers,” School Board Chairman James Grant said at the board’s Sept. 12 meeting. Perzanoski said Tuesday the high school’s current enrollment is around 850, but it was closer to 1,200 before the closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station.

“So we certainly have the capacity for Durham students to come,” the superintendent said. Durham high school students were previously able to attend Brunswick High School before Durham joined Regional School Unit 5 with Pownal and Freeport in 2009. The town’s inclusion in RSU 5 was the result of a referendum sprurred by the statewide school consolidation effort, Durham Town Administrator Janet Smith said. D u r h a m ’s k i n d e rg a r t e n through eighth-grade students have been attending Durham Community School and will continue to do so, no matter what the outcome of the Nov. 6 vote. Following the submission of a See page 30

Brunswick prepares to demolish old newspaper building By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — The old Times Record building will be put to rest after the Town Council authorized its demolition Monday night by a unanimous vote. “The time has come for us to

Brunswick foreign trade zone seen as economic boost By Christopher Cousins Bangor Daily News

BRUNSWICK — The town has been deemed a foreign trade zone by the U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign-Trade Zone Board, according to members of

bite the bullet and demolish the building,” Town Manager Gary Brown said before the vote. Copp Excavating of Durham will demolish the newspaper’s former building at 6 Industry Road after Nov. 1, Brown said Wednesday.

The demolition will cost the town nearly $139,000, all of which will come from Brunswick’s special revenue fund, which has an approximate balance of $490,000. The fund holds money from rent payments from Southern

Maine Community College’s Midcoast Campus, along with appropriations for the town, Brown said. Money from the fund has also been used for maintenance and heating of the former newspaper building, Brown said in June.

Maintenance costs alone were $50,000 a year, the town manager added. Copp Excavating’s bid was the lowest out of the five submitted by area companies to Town

Publisher: Future uncertain for Harpswell Anchor By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — A monthly newspaper that was originally funded by the publisher’s clam-digging efforts will not be in local mailboxes next month for the first time since home delivery began eight years ago. Robert Anderson, publisher and editor of the Harpswell Anchor, Wednesday said the community newspaper’s future is uncertain after he realized that 30-40 advertising accounts had not paid by the

beginning of the month. Anderson said his two staff members also left in the past two weeks. As a result, the publisher has hung a “Closed” sign on the door of his 945 Harpswell Neck Road office. See page 32 Robert Anderson, Harpswell Anchor editor and publisher, said the uncertainty of the newspaper’s future became apparent when he realized 30-40 advertising accounts were overdue for payments at the beginning of September.

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INSIDE Index Arts Calendar ................16 Classifieds .....................26 Community Calendar.....17

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Meetings ........................17 Obituaries ......................12 Opinion ..........................10 People & Business ........18

Police Beat ....................14 Real Estate ....................22 Sports ............................15

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Craftsman hopes to bag competition in Martha Stewart contest By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Jared DeSimio has quite the cache of fabrics in his basement, so many that you could mistake him as a hoarder of rags. But DeSimio’s talent for transforming them into high-priced tote bags and accessories has landed him a chance for a big break. DeSimio is one of the 100 finalists for the “American Made” Audience Choice Award presented by celebrity home decorator Martha Stewart. The winner will be announced by the beginning of next month.

Becoming a finalist alone has given DeSimio more attention than he has ever received before, but he also a chance of winning $10,000, along with an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City and a spotlight in Stewart’s monthly magazine. DeSimio said he entered because “it’s something that seemed attainable.” Now all that’s standing between him and the grand prize is less than three weeks and a popular vote. Anyone can go to DeSimio’s page on the “American Made” website and vote for him once a day until the viewer’s choice deadline on Sept. 24. As of Tues-

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Jared DeSimio in the basement of his Brunswick home, where he makes tote bags and other accesories out of second-hand material. Because of his work, DeSimio is a finalist for Martha Stewart’s “American Made” Viewer’s Choice contest. The winners will be announced on Oct. 8.

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day, he was 20 votes away from reaching the top 20 in the contest to find creative American entrepreneurs who are making “innovating, inspiring and beautiful” products. For someone who was chosen out of 2,000 entrants, DeSimio didn’t expect to get this far. “I just figured this would be an opportunity for me to get my name out there a little bit, even if I don’t get chosen as a finalist,” DeSimio said during a recent tour of his workshop. “Someone is go-

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ing to see it. I did not anticipate being a finalist.” DeSimio said he hopes to start his own studio and spend more time making his wares. Winning the grand prize would help him attain that goal. “This is what I would much rather be doing,” he said, in contrast to his faculty job at Mt. Ararat High School in continued page 24


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Bath councilor seeks re-election, Maine House seat By Alex Lear BATH — City Councilor Kyle Rogers, a Court Street resident who has served on the council for six years, is running for re-election and to be the new state representative in House District 62. Asked Wednesday if intends to serve in both capacities if elected to both offices, he said, "right now, I'm leaving my options open." Rogers represents Bath's Ward 3 on the council. A Republican, he is running for the House seat against Jennifer DeChant, a Middle Street Democrat who defeated Paul Johnson of Washington Street, 319-244, in the House 62 Democratic primary in June. The winner of NovemComment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/135573

ber's election will replace Rep. Michael H. Clarke, D-Bath, who chose not to seek re-election. Rogers is challenged by Carolyn Lockwood of High Street, a member of the Planning Board, in his council reelection bid. Fran Simmler of Centre Street is challenging incumbent Bernard Wyman of

Deadline nears for candidates to file TOPSHAM — Nomination papers for one seat each on the Board of Selectmen and the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors are due back Friday afternoon, Sept. 21. As of Wednesday morning, Chairman Donald Russell of Winter Street had submitted papers for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. Bill Thompson of Arbor Avenue had also submitted papers. Topsham Selectmen Andrew Mason, a Middlesex Road Democrat,

Chestnut Street for his Ward 4 seat on the City Council. Councilor Sean Paulhus of Middle Street is unopposed for his Ward 2 seat. Bath municipal nomination papers were due back on Tuesday. Papers for two open seats on the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors are due back to the RSU 1 office on Monday, Sept. 24. In the RSU, the Bath-West Bath District 4 seat of Chet Garrison is available, as is the Bath-Phippsburg District 5 seat

is running against Republican Jean Wolkens of Meadow Road to replace Rep. Kerri Prescott, R-Topsham, who is not seeking a fourth term representing state House District 60. Mason is two years into a threeyear term on the board, and said he intends to step down if elected to the House. Only Dorothy Gardner of Perkins Street had submitted papers for her SAD 75 School Board seat. — Alex Lear

of Julie Rice. Only one person, Kyle Yacoben of West Bath, had taken out papers as of Wednesday morning. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Cumberland County Fair adds free parking to traditional lures By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — Free parking this year joins the list of reasons to visit the 141st year of farm-centric fun at the Cumberland County Fair.

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Maine Maple Day is celebrated on Friday, Sept. 28. Debbie Meyers performs on the Main Stage at 5 p.m., and an international horse pull – the U.S. versus Canada – will be held at the pulling arena at 7 p.m. File

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citizens days, with people 65 and older admitted to the fair for just $3. Tuesday also features Taylor's Grove at the Entertainment Building at 1 p.m., St. Savieous & Friends performing southern gospel on the Main Stage at 3 p.m., and Tony Boffa performing on that stage at 7 p.m. The Don Campbell Band is back on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Main Stage at 7:30 p.m. Prior to that, the Demoliton

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Besides the addition of free parking this year, food and animals are traditional attractions, Mike Timmons, fair president, said last week. "I've tried to reinforce to all the superintendents to make sure to do the best we can to have the barns full of animals, from the 4-H end, to the oxen and horses," he said.

Timmons said he hopes the sun will shine throughout the week, and that "people can come in and have a wonderful family affair." Admission is $9 for people 13 and older, while children 12 and younger get in for free. Log onto cumberlandfair.com for a full schedule of events. Alex lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Police: Suspects stole IDs, drained bank accounts, read The Forecaster By Christopher Williams Sun Journal

LEWISTON — A man and a woman making their way down the Eastern Seaboard are draining bank accounts by stealing identities and bank information from motor vehicles, police said. Authorities in New Jersey traced the suspects to Maine after seeing the front page of The Forecaster weekly newspaper the male driver was reading while waiting at a bank drive-through. The Forecaster is owned by the Sun Media Group, which also publishes the daily Sun Journal in Lewiston. The duo started in Lewiston at the end of August and recently made their way to New Jersey. On Aug. 28, Lewiston police responded to two motor vehicle burglaries where windows were broken and purses stolen, Detective Lee Jones said Friday. The male suspect used the two victims' identifications and bank account information two days later at mid-morning

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A man and woman making their way down the East Coast are draining bank accounts by stealing identities and bank information from motor vehicles, police said. Authorities in New Jersey traced the suspects to Maine after seeing the front page of The Forecaster newspaper the driver was reading while waiting at a bank drive-through. These photos of suspects in a stolen identities case was taken at a bank drivethrough in New Jersey.

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Retired Navy capt. challenges incumbent in Senate 10 By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Economic development is a major topic in the political debate, and it’s no different in state Senate District 10, where a retired U.S. Navy captain and construction company manager is challenging incumbent Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, DBrunswick. Freeport resident Ralph Dean was unopposed for the Republican nomination earlier this year. Gerzosky, who is seeking his third term in the Senate, also ran uncon-

tested in his nomination bid. The district includes Brunswick, Freeport, Pownal and Harpswell. Dean, who grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa., is married and has two grown children. He said he came to Maine in 1976 for an operational tour at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. “We fell in love with the place and it’s been real good. We’ve been fortunate,” Dean said. “It’s been one of the best things that’s happened to us.”

Since finishing his 28 years of duty in Brunswick and around the world, Dean has worked in the construction industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. During the 2005 closure process of the Brunswick Naval Air Station, Dean said he was on the executive committee for the task force that sought to keep it open, mainly to serve as an expert on the military value of the base. He was also a member of the Freeport Project Review Board until this spring. Dean said he resigned in order to avoid any conflicts of interest as a Senate candidate.

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Dean has never run for public office before. “It’s a formative election. I don’t think anyone should be on the sidelines,” Dean said. “I would like to help keep the state goGerzofsky ing in the direction it just started to go down over the last year-anda-half to two years.” Gerzofsky is a seasoned politician, having served the maximum four terms in the state House and two Dean terms so far in the state Senate, but he doesn’t call himself a career politician. “I still consider myself a furniture maker,” he said in 2010. “I made a good living doing that for 38 years.” While Dean said he wants to fight against an ever-expanding government, Gerzofsky said he believes in the values of the Democratic Party. He opposes major cuts to health care, education and taxes, while admitting that some of them may be necessary. “I think the government can help level the playing field,” he said. Gerzofsky said one of his legislative accomplishments includes waiving a plane tax in 2011 for airplanes bought outside the state that stay in Maine for at least 21 different days during the year. As a result, he said, more pilots were encouraged to land in Maine to improve commerce at the state’s airports. “You start naming the airports and I can start showing you where they hired people, hundreds of people,” Gerzofsky said.

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Dean said he thinks Maine’s direction needs to be turned around for better economic prospects. “I think the state’s been plagued by decades of expansive government, which has sucked the life out of private sector and reduced economic opportunity for everybody,” he said. For that reason, Dean said Maine should follow states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and South Carolina – states he said have been doing well in this “miserable economy” – and reduce taxes and shrink the size of government. Gerzofsky said besides a few issues like the state’s permitting processes and some regulations, he has received few complaints about the business environment in Maine. “I didn’t hear any business people talking about how Maine is so difficult,” he said. But to improve what he considers a friendly business environment in Maine, there are a few things Gerzofsky said he would change. They include making transportation more affordable – especially with rail services – and streamlining different permitting processes, particularly those of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. “You go build a development and all of a sudden you can get stuck dead in your tracks by one person using the rules,” Gerzofsky said. “We need to have it, but we need to control it a little better.”

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Welfare Dean said most issues circle back to economic opportunity, including welfare. He said since Maine is the the state with the third highest percentage of Medicaid recipients, he would like to tighten the qualification level from 200 percent of the federal poverty level to 100 percent. “It’s something that the state can afford and it would enable us to focus what we can afford on the neediest,” Dean said. Maine’s “entitlement culture” needs to be turned around, the Republican said, and that can be done by showing people economic opportunity, something Dean said could be accomplished with reform in taxation, spending and education. While both candidates said they believe in the social safety net, Gerzofsky said he doesn’t think the government spends too much on programs like Medicaid. In fact, he said he has seen the negative effects of programs that have already been cut. “When (the Republicans) cut Medicare – MaineCare – they cut my hospital because that’s who’s going to have to pick it up,”

he said. Both candidates said getting people to work by creating more jobs is how they would lift people out of poverty, but Gerzofsky said it should happen with assistance from the government – citing legislation he worked on, including the waiving of the plane sales tax, to create more opportunities.

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Same-sex marriage Dean said that while he has given the issue much thought, he will most likely vote against the legalization of same-sex marriage this fall. “The institution of marriage between a man and a woman gives us the best chance for the best ultimate outcome,” he said, “which is to have children growing up with both biological parents. And that is nothing

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Dean didn’t mince his words when it came to wind energy. “I think It’s a scam on the ratepayers. I think it’s a scam on the taxpayers,” he said. “I also think it’s a desecration of the natural environment.” But Dean said he doesn’t oppose using alternative energy sources, as long as they don’t use government subsidies for economic support. “If the market supports it, wonderful. If it doesn’t, get out of the way,” he said. Gerzofsky said he is open to learning more about various kinds of alternative energy sources, wind power included, although “with a few caveats.” Citing the recent opening of Maine’s first

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Subtle differences between Maine Senate District 19 candidates By Amber Cronin BATH — A political newcomer is challenging a two-term incumbent in the race for the District 19 state Senate seat. District 19 includes Bath, Topsham, West Bath, Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Dresden, Georgetown, Perkins Township, Phippsburg, Richmond and Woolwich. Both Jeff Pierce, R-Dresden, and Sen. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, said they are focused on bringing goodpaying, high-quality jobs to the state. Pierce, 50, was born and raised in Augusta and works as a residential home builder specializing in historic homes. He and his wife Ann have two sons and live and work in Dresden. He said that while he is a Republican, what really sets him apart from Goodall is that he lives and works in his community and will put the needs of the state and community before party affiliations. “I'm a Mainer first and (for me) it's really about what's going to get Mainers working,” he said. “Unless you work in the community you live in, how do you know what your community needs?” Goodall, 34, was elected to his first term in the Senate in 2008 and works as an attorney for Augusta-based Dyer Goodall & Denison. He and his wife, LeAnn, live in Richmond with their 15-month-old daughter. He said he hopes that his history of working across the aisle and his experience on the Richmond Board of Selectmen will help him win votes in November.

“I believe that my experience of working ... for common-sense solutions, practical solutions to move Maine forward, is something that is very valuable,” he said. The candidates' views on the major issues do not widely vary.

Business development Both candidates said a strong education system is what is needed to bring good jobs to Maine. “(We need) a top-notch education system that gives opportunity to every child and every person seeking to retrain themselves for the economy of today and the jobs of tomorrow,” Goodall said. Pierce said schools need to train students for hands-on jobs and schools should not be turning their backs on industrial technologies, because that's where the jobs are in Maine. “When I was a kid, and I know it was a long time ago, we had shop class in seventh and eighth grade, we had home economics; these are hands-on skills you'd learn whether you were going to be working the field or you were going to college,” he said. “Not everyone goes to college, but we have businesses screaming up here for people who have machinist skills, who have welding skills, who have hands on skills and we don't produce them coming out of high school any more.”

Social welfare Neither candidate would say whether the state spends too much money on its social welfare programs. But both said reform is

needed to improve the system and that reform starts with continuing education. “We need to make sure that we are training people, retraining people who have lost their jobs, that have Pierce been unable to find a job,” Goodall said. “We need to make sure that they have the opportunity to succeed.” Pierce agreed, saying that it all comes back to people having the skills to be able to Goodall go out and find a job. But they differ on how abuses of the system can be handled. Goodall said the state needs to strive to create more economic opportunity for those currently taking advantage of welfare services, so that they do not become dependent on them to survive. He also said the state needs to make sure that the services remain available to those who truly need them most. Pierce said that welfare fraud should be managed by requiring proof of residency, a factor that he feels is currently severely lacking. He said that while he believes that if someone needs a hand up, they should get it, but people should not be able to come from out of state and take advantage of the Maine system.

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Candidates to attend Richmond forum RICHMOND — Enterprise Grange No. 48, 15 Alexander Reed Road, will sponsor a "Meet the District Candidates" forum on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., where the candidates in Senate District 19 will share their opinions and goals, and answer questions from the audience. Grange is a non-partisan organization.

Alternative energy

Both candidates said they have the best interest of the taxpayers in mind when it comes to their support of alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro and tidal. “I believe the state and federal government has a role to play in incentivizing renewable energy power through tax incentives and other dollars, but it has to be in the best interest of the taxpayer,” Goodall said. He said that in order to receive state or federal subsidies, companies providing the power should have to show a track record of keeping consumer costs low. Pierce said he supports all forms of alternative energy, but would lean toward hydro power or tidal before wind and solar because of its cost. He also said that while he supports clean energy coming to Maine, he thinks that the technology should be built here before it is funded by state subsidies. “There's a lot of companies that take our research and development and figure out (the technology) and take it over and produce it in China and ship it back to us,” he said. “If they want taxpayer subsidies to build wind power in Maine, we have a great workforce here, the turbines should be built in Maine.”

Same-sex marriage

Goodall said he fully supports Question 1, the statewide referendum to legalize same-sex marriage. “I believe that everyone has the right to marry those they love and receive equal protection under the law,” he said. Pierce said he supports everyone having the same rights, but he won't make up mind on Question 1 until he's in the voting booth on Nov. 6. He said the government shouldn't have its hands in this issue and that this conversation is all a result of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act passed in 1996, which limits who can and cannot have access to health-care information. “Why don't we repeal the crappy law and then everybody can have these rights and benefits?” Pierce said. “How does the government get off telling us what we can do and whether we can get married or not or whether we can leave property or not or whether we can go to the hospital or not? "I don't have a dog in the fight. I think people should be able to leave property to whoever they want and I don't care if they are a same-sex couple or if they are a longtime committed couple that chose not to get married. I think it's a no-brainer. Why do we need a law?” Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@theforecaster. net or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter @ croninamber.


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A few things to know before the starting cannon THE GORHAM SAVINGS BANk MAINE MARATHON-RELAy-HALF MARATHON, SUNdAy, SEPTEMBER 30 is almost here, and we’d like to say thanks to all of the runners, sponsors, host communities and volunteers at this race that for 21 years has thrived, thanks to your spirit and good will. This year, we are raising money for STRIVE. SINCE 1988, THE MAINE MARATHON has become one of the region’s most popular marathon-relay-half marathon races. This year it’s sold out again! It’s a community-organized and supported race, and you can feel the enthusiasm and passion along every mile of the course. It’s that warmth and dedication – and a great course – that attracts racers from all over the country – and has helped us raise more than $3 million for children’s charities and cancer research. JOIN THE FUN. VOLUNTEER ANd CHEER ON THE ATHLETES. | Information at mainemarathon.com. HERE’S HOW yOU CAN PARTICIPATE • Volunteer • Cheer on your friends and neighbors • Support a great cause! COURSE LAyOUT/CLOSURES Baxter Boulevard and Payson Park closed 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Starting at Baxter Boulevard, participants will proceed to Bates St., Veranda St., Route 1, then cross the Martin’s Point Bridge. Expect runners at these approximate times: FALMOUTH - Phillips, Whitney, Shoreline, Hammond: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. ; Routes 1 & 88 towards Yarmouth: 8:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.; Routes 88 & 1 towards Portland: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; (half marathon return) Route 88 to Route 1 towards Portland: 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; ROUTE 88 CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM ROUTE 1 TO DEPOT ROAD – 8 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M. NO ACCESS ONTO ROUTE 88 OFF JOHNSON CUMBERLAND FORESIDE - Route 88 towards Yarmouth: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Route 88 towards Falmouth: 9:30 a.m. – noon (Marathon return) YARMOUTH - Route 88 to Gilman, Prince’s Point Road, Town Landing, Morton, Drinkwater and return to Route 88 via Gilman: 9 a.m. – noon; GILMAN CLOSED ROUTE 88 TO 4-WAY STOP AT PRINCE’S POINT ROAD: 9 A.M. TO NO0N PORTLAND - Route 1 towards Portland, Veranda, Sherwood, East Kidder, West Kidder, Payson Park, Baxter Boulevard: 8:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. TRAFFIC MAy BE SLOW, SO PLEASE BE PREPAREd FOR dELAyS. NO UNAUTHORIZEd BICyCLES ALLOWEd

ON THE COURSE. BENEFIT Proceeds from this year’s race will go to benefit STRIVE, serving tweens, teens and young adults with developmental disabilities MAINE MARATHON EXPO The Maine Marathon Expo will take place on Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sullivan Gym, University of Southern Maine - Portland Campus. The Expo is open to the public and features product and information exhibits from race sponsors and several other vendors. Various vendors will have running apparel and accessories available for sale. The Maine Track Club will offer track club and marathon clothing, as well as membership information. This year, the Maine Marathon Expo will feature free table massages. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES The Maine Marathon-Relay-Half Marathon enlists the help of more than 650 volunteers each year to organize and support the event. Volunteers are needed in many capacities including: Registration setup (Saturday, Sep 29, 8 - 11 a.m.); Saturday runner packet pickup (11 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 -7 p.m.); race-day runner packet pickup (5:30 - 7:30 a.m.); parking assistants (6 - 7:45 a.m.); traffic control (times vary depending on location); water stops (times vary depending on location); chip removal at finish line (7 - 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.); baggage check-in / check-out (6 - 7:45 a.m., 9 - 11:30 a.m.,11:30 - 2 p.m.); cleanup crew (2 3:30 p.m.); Food (8 a.m.-3 p.m.). If you’d like to volunteer for any of these positions, please contact Bob Aube at 650-2939, or visit mainemarathon.com and click on the volunteer button.

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Do I miss L.A.? Well … A friend from my television days wrote recently. She is a former network execuThe View tive who fled north to Big Sur a few years before I emigrated to the East. She asked if I still liked living in Maine and if I missed L.A. and making money writing for television and that life. She got me thinking. Not about Maine vs. California. Maine wins that one in a walk. It’s not perfect, but it’s the only state I’ve been in that actually looks better than the postcards, and the culture has a Mike Langworthy nice mix of sophistication and simplicity.

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L.A.’s baseline condition is smelly, smoggy and congested, punctuated by floods, fires, riots, paramilitary bank robberies, gang warfare. And there was another thing. Earthquakes. No wonder they shot “The Ten Commandments” there. They could shoot half the plagues in cinema verite. The television writer part is more complicated. There is no one “life of a writer.” Some writers go from strength to strength while others of equal or greater skill struggle. Some career trajectories show a slow build, others look like a heart attack patient’s EKG. Some fail up, others just fail. Talent helps, as does savvy, and charm. A few thrive by creating or exploiting palace intrigue. From what I can tell, nothing is either necessary or sufficient. I found luck to be a big factor, but to paraphrase the legendary golfer Ben Hogan, the harder I worked, the luckier I got. My career was marked by rejection, caprice and insecurity. First I couldn’t get agents to read my material,

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then they would read it but didn’t like it, then they liked it but wouldn’t represent me because nobody was hiring and the industry was dying. Finally, an agent took me on as a favor to a client who was my friend. The agent sent my material out to shows, starting the whole cycle over again, only with more powerful people rejecting me. It took forever to get the first job, forever and a half to get the second. Whenever a job ended, I figured that was it. Show business finally found me out, and I’ll never work again. More than once, I cleaned out my desk after being called in to see my boss, and then found out he was promoting me, not firing me. More than once, bosses told me I was the one indispensable member of their staffs and then let me go a few months later. Caprice. On any given day you could be a genius or a bum, sometimes both. People magazine once called a friend of mine the writer of the best movie in theaters and the worst show on television in the same issue, two pages apart. I had a 12-pound shot put in my stomach when I was working and a 16-pounder when I wasn’t. You would think getting out would be a good thing, and it was, sort of. However, as my friend intimated, you do miss the income. Also, I still don’t feel quite complete about the whole adventure. I reached my primary goal of running shows, but had to take a step back to solve some health issues caused by an unhealthy relationship to stress. I’ve learned a lot since then and would love another crack at show running. With the explosion of new platforms and delivery systems for entertainment, and the industry’s increasing shift toward an entrepreneurial business model, I like my chances. I also miss my writer friends. Being on a writing staff often means long hours cooped up with people you might not ordinarily befriend, but cannot escape. It’s an intense, insular shared experience that could be claustrophobic, like serving on a submarine, but could also form strong bonds. I have been lucky enough to have three extended “you had to be there” experiences. In boarding school, we united against the common enemy of an oppressive authoritarian environment. Stand-up was a little different. We tended not to be joiners, skewing more toward the disgruntled, live-in-your-mom’s-basement, “If the world would just listen to me, we’d all be better off” type. But we were united by a shared passion for an incredibly difficult art form. We also spent years doing the same kinds of gigs and dealing with the same kinds of audiences. Even when we didn’t work together, we were living parallel lives. And only we knew what it was like to be on that stage. Television writing combined both. The common enemy was time, and you could only understand being on a staff if you had been on one. But TV writing is also creativity under pressure. I spent years among people with a breathtaking spectrum of talents (and, often, a similar array of dysfunctions, but that is another story). With the clock always ticking – one of my bosses said it was like being trapped on a railroad track trying to stay ahead of the train – it’s an act of faith to say, “Stop, we can do better here,” but people did. Sometimes the results were great, sometimes barely good enough. The process could be torture or magic. For me it was uniquely engrossing and a privilege to participate. I hope to again. So Sherry, if you’re reading this, yeah, I do kind of miss it. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at mikelangworthy@me.com.


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Candidate: Don’t cut funding for healthy Maine In 1998 a settlement between the tobacco industry and 46 states helped create the Fund for a Healthy Maine. During the 125th Legislature, cuts for this program of $11 million were part of the supplemental budget. Part of these cuts included $2.7 million to fund prevention programs in schools. These funds are not taxpayer dollars, but money set aside for the health of Mainers. With $1 spent toward prevention it will save $9 in future health-care costs. Non-cigarette tobacco products like cigars and chewing tobacco are relatively cheap compared to cigarettes. More children tend to buy these products because of the cheaper costs. These products are not taxed like cigarettes, but maybe it is time that they are. Money from these taxes could help fund programs to curb tobacco use of all kinds. The Fund for a Healthy Maine and Maine Health Partnerships should not be another typical government bureaucracy where most of the money goes to political appointees rather than to the cause. John J. Bouchard House District 63 Republican candidate, Brunswick

District 64 incumbent is ‘anything but moderate’ I’m writing to express my disappointment in state Rep. Kim Olsen, R-Phippsburg. Since her election in House District 64, Olsen has been anything but moderate. On women’s health, she co-sponsored two far-right bills that would take away a woman’s ability to make her own health-care decisions. She voted twice to disenfranchise her fellow Mainers, including the bill taking away your ability to register to vote on Election Day that 61 percent of us rejected last November. And she voted for a partisan, short-sighted budget that cuts Head Start (a program that helps children succeed, reduces crime, and saves us tax dollars) and forces many towns to make deep cuts to schools and raise our property taxes at the same time. I will be voting for her opponent, Jeremy Saxton, this November, because I want a reasonable, moderate voice representing us in Augusta. Dan Dowd, Phippsburg

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King in a landslide You’ve got to hand it to Republicans. They can’t govern their way out of a paper bag, but they sure are masters of dirty tricks. It’s just amazing how often GOP campaign strategists have resorted to underhanded techniques. Let’s see, there was the swift-boating of John Kerry, a successful effort by a bunch of draft dodgers to make a combat veteran out to be a fraud. Worked so well they also pulled it on The Universal one of their own – John McCain. Lately, we’ve seen how Republicans have tried to suppress the vote in order to keep minorities and the young from voting. Didn’t work in Maine, but it has elsewhere. Now we’ve got Republican moneybags playing “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” game, airing ads that pretend to support DemEdgar Allen Beem ocratic U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Dill in hopes that Dill can take enough votes away from independent former Gov. Angus King for Republican Secretary of State Charlie Summers to pull a LePage and eke out a narrow, unpopular win. Ain’t gonna happen, boys. Angus King has had hundreds of thousands of outof-state dollars thrown at defeating him by groups like the U.S. Chamber of Horrors, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and a Trojan horse group calling itself Maine Freedom, but he is still going to win by a landslide. Here’s why. First, Maine people don’t much care for carpetbaggers and outside agitators. The out-of-state attacks on him are very apt to backfire in his favor. Mainers of both parties understand that Maine freedom means we need to get Super-PAC soft money out of our elections. Then there are the undeniable facts that Angus King is 1) enormously popular and 2) the best qualified candidate in the U.S. Senate race. As a liberal Democrat, I probably share most of Cynthia Dill’s views on the issues, but just because I agree with her doesn’t mean I think she is qualified to serve in the U.S. Senate. Cynthia Dill and Charlie Summers, in fact, strike me as a perfectly matched pair of politicians with more ambition than leadership

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experience. To be fair, of course, that’s how I felt about Barack Obama when he announced for president. Dill served two years on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council before getting elected to the Maine House in 2006. In 2011, she won a special Maine Senate election, then promptly announced she was going to run for U.S. Senate. Hey, not so fast, Cynthia. Summers served in the Maine Senate back in the 1990s, then worked as an aide to Sen. Olympia Snowe from 1995 to 2004, recently demonstrating his lack of loyalty by refusing to endorse Snowe’s re-election in 2012. When she announced that she would not run again, he threw his own hat in the ring. Summers lost bids to get into the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, 2004 and 2008 and then got appointed New England director of the Small Business Association, a position traditionally reserved for rewarding losers. In 2010, the Republican-controlled state Legislature elected him Secretary of State, a position he has refused to yield even, though he will essentially be overseeing a November election in which he is a candidate. Yarmouth Town Council Chairman Steve Woods tells me his business experience makes him a more qualified independent candidate than Angus King, but no one has ever gone straight from the town council to the U.S. Senate and probably never will. Woods needs to pay his electoral dues. And anyway, if success in business qualified one to govern, Paul LePage wouldn’t be such an awful governor. There are a couple of other guys in the U.S. Senate race, but they, too, are just tilting at windmills. Angus King will win because 1) he has a track record of being able to work collaboratively to solve problems, 2) his independent status will be an asset both in the election and in the senate, and 3) he is on a first-name basis with the Maine people. My prediction? Angus will garner somewhere around 50 percent of the vote. Charlie Summers may get as much as 30 percent. Cynthia Dill will be lucky to get out of the teens. And the other three candidates will eat the single-digit crumbs. Just keep pumping those big bucks into Maine media, boys. The outcome is not in doubt, but if you’re determined to waste obscene amounts of ill-gotten gain, the Maine economy can use your excess. 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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Walter A. Guild Jr., 90: World traveler TOPSHAM — Col. Walter A. Guild Jr., 90, died of natural causes on Sept. 8. Guild was born in Milton, Mass., on March 14, 1922. He was the son of Col. Walter A. Guild and Alice B. Guild. After a year of engineering studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he followed his father into the U.S. Army by gaining an appointment in 1941 to the U.S. Military Guild Academy. He earned academic stars at West Point and was a cadet company commander. Guild loved West Point while he was there and throughout his life. He graduated in 1944 with a commission as a secS t y l i s t

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Mimi and he lived in Manchester from 1970 to 1988, and then moved to Topsham. They enjoyed camping in northern Maine, extended motor home trips to Florida and Mexico, and their beloved dog, Boo. Mimi Guild passed away in 1992. Guild was also predeceased by his daughter Judith Veilleux in 2005. Guild married Patricia Morrison Guild, of Freeport, in 1994. The couple spent the next ten years traveling the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Poland, China and Alaska. They enjoyed football and summer theater. They were a very lively couple and were dedicated to each other. Patricia predeceased Walter in January 2012. Guild is survived by son Walter A. Guild III and his wife, Patty; son Peter Guild and his wife, Kathie; granddaughters Chelsea Guild, Kelly Collins and Kristin Collins; great-grandsons Jacob, Kyle and Kevin; great-granddaughter Kastile; and son-in-law Robert Veilleux.

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Thelma R. Lavoie, 88

TOPSHAM — Thelma R. Lavoie, 88, died Sept. 6 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, after a short illness. Lavoie was born June 17, 1924, in Topsham, to Delia Dugas Frenier and William Frenier. She had one sister, Evelyn Bowley. Lavoie was married to Alphonse Lavoie in February 1951. She Lavoie attended school at Notre Dame De Lourdes in Skowhegan. Lavoie began her career at Verney Mill in Brunswick, and worked there until its closing. She then went to Regional Memorial Hospital, where she enjoyed working for more than 20 years, proudly retiring at the age of 65. Lavoie was an avid reader and enjoyed the thrills of a good murder mystery. She was a congregant of St. John’s the Baptist

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Obituaries from previous page Church in Brunswick. Lavoie had a wonderful sense of humor and maintained that throughout her life. Lavoie is survived by son William and his wife, Patty, and son Steven and his wife, Anne, all of Topsham; her grandsons Alan Lavoie, of Lisbon, and Joe Lavoie, of Richmond; two great-grandchildren, Alan Lavoie Jr. and Tristan Lavoie, of Lisbon; and many nieces and nephews. Lavoie is predeceased by her husband, Alphonse; sister Evelyn Bowley; and granddaughter Amanda Grace Lavoie. A funeral was held Sept. 11 at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick. Arrangements are by Demers-Desmond Funeral Home in Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www. desmondfuneralhomes.com.

Russell P. Favreau, 83 BRUNSWICK — Russell P. Favreau, 83, died Sept. 12 at Mid Coast Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born in Brunswick, April 28, 1929, the son of Wilbrod and Annie Dion Favreau. He attended Favreau St. John’s School. He married Phyllis V. Menard in Brunswick on Sept. 3, 1949. Favreau was employed at Pejepscot Paper for many years. He enjoyed vacationing with his wife and sons, hunting, and fishing at various places around the state including Moosehead Lake. He was predeceased by his wife and two brothers, Henry L. and Clement G. Favreau. Favreau is survived by son Larry Favreau and his wife, Deborah, of Harpswell; son Michael P. Favreau, of Rockwood; son Neal Favreau and his wife, Susan, of Bailey Island; a sister, Vivian, and her husband, Bert Breton; sister-in-law Terry Favreau; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Sept. 17 at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick, followed by interment at St. John’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick Fire and Rescue, Town Hall Place, Brunswick, ME 04011. A tribute to Favreau’s life may be viewed at www.brackettfuneralhome. com.

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Summonses 9/13, no time listed. Patrick Collins, 18, of High Street, was issued a summons at Sewall Woods by Officer Ted Raedel on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 9/13, no time listed. Kyle Gustafson, 21, of Crescent Street, was issued a summons at Sewall Woods by Officer Ted Raedel on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 9/16, no time listed. Jessica Cook, 28, of Pine Street, was issued a summons on Pine Street by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of theft. 9/16, no time listed. Shawn Cook, 33, of Pine Street, was issued a summons on Pine Street by Officer Richard Ross on a charge of theft.

Keep ’em roasting on an open fire 9/16 at 4:47 p.m. Officer Ted Raedel responded to the complaint of a male juvenile throwing a chestnut at a house and breaking the glass portion of a storm door. Police have identified the boy and spoken with his parents, but no charges had been filed as of Wednesday.

Fire calls 9/13 at 7:12 a.m. Hazmat call on Washington Street. 9/14 at 3:43 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Whiskeag Road. 9/16 at 9:20 p.m. Carbon monoxide check on Raymond Court.

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9/12 at 2:50 p.m. Brittaney A. Boshea, 26, of Pleasant Street, was arrested on Maine Street by Officer Jason McCarthy on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating condition of release. 9/14 at 7:49 a.m. Abraham M. Chipman, 34, of Maine Street, was arrested on Maine Street by Officer Jason McCarthy on a warrant and a charge of use of force. 9/15 at 12:04 a.m. Michael A. Giberson, 45, of Coville Road, Topsham, was arrested on Maine Street by Officer Brian Funke on a charge of criminal tresspass. 9/15 at 4:10 p.m. Kaili L. Mayberry, 24, of Clary Road, Jefferson, was arrested on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Jonathan O'Connor on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating condition of release. 9/15 at 9:18 p.m. Christopher Young, 44, of Terrace View, Sabattus, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Officer Brian Funke on a charge of operating under the influence. 9/16 at 2:48 p.m. Jennifer Wall, 28, of Jersey City, N.J., was arrested on Route 1 by Officer

Paul Plummer on a warrant and a charge of being a fugitive from justice. 9/17 at 10:46 a.m. Carolyn A. Tebben, 36, of Independence Street, was arrested on Pleasant Street on a charge of negotiating a worthless instrument. 9/17 at 2:23 p.m. James Moody, 18, of Swett Street, was arrested at Maquoit and Rossmore roads by Officer Julia Gillespie on charges of driving to endanger and speeding more than 30 mph over limit. 9/17 at 6:02 p.m. Jeffrey Dolloff, 55, of Lewiston Road, Topsham, was arrested on Water Street by Officer Thomas Stanton on a charge of violating condition of release.

Summonses 9/13 at 6 p.m. Anthony A. Linkovich, 32, of Link Lane, Topsham, was summonsed by Officer Matthew Swan on charges of possession of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. A 16-year-old juvenile was also summonsed on a charge of a minor consuming alcohol. 9/13 at 11:12 p.m. Brandon Staples, 22, of Erin Street, Thomaston, was summonsed on Route 1 by Officer Matthew Swan on a charge of speeding more than 30 mph over limit. 9/14 at 6:43 p.m. Zachary R. Gowen, 29, of Lois Lane, Naples, was summonsed on Pleasant Street by Officer Patrick Scott on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 9/15 at 6:49 p.m. Robert A. McCullough, 26, of Federal Street, was summonsed on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Brian Funke on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 9/15 at 8:53 p.m. Samuel D. Bruce, 21, of Hanover, N.H., was summonsed on Union Street by Officer Daniel Herbert on a charge of allowing a minor to possess or consume liquor. Nicholas Tonckens, 18, of Mineral Springs Way, Kennebunk, was also summonsed on a charge of a minor consuming alcohol.

Fire calls No fire calls were reported from Sept. 12-17.

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topShaM arrests 9/12 at 2:54 p.m. Shaun Fraser, 21, of Wadsworth Road, Brunswick, was arrested by Officer Troy Garrison on Route 196 on charges of operating after suspension and driving to endanger.

Summonses 9/12 at 8:05 a.m. Scott Herling, 35, no address listed, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on Winter Street on a charge of operating after suspension.

Fire calls 9/7 at 8:57 a.m. Possible dump truck fire on Lewiston Road. 9/7 at 9:28 a.m. Fire alarm on Governor's Way. 9/8 at 9:14 a.m. Fire alarm on Doris Lane. 9/8 at 10:31 a.m. Carbon monoxide detector activation on Eider Lane. 9/8 at 4:38 p.m. Unpermitted burn on Barrows Drive. 9/8 at 10:31 p.m. Tree in road on Foreside Road. 9/9 at 11:13 p.m. Smoke alarm on Curtis Lane. 9/11 at 11:28 p.m. Smoke alarm on Curtis Lane. 9/12 at 11:25 a.m. Smoke alarm on Governor's Way. 9/12 at 2:54 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road. 9/12 at 8:57 p.m. Street lamp arcing on Governor's Way.

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Local teams hit their stride The fall sports season has benefited from wonderful weather, which, along with stellar local athletes, has made for a most entertaining time for area fans. Several teams are already closing in on the midway point and here’s a glimpse at what you may have missed and what’s to come.

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Mt. Ararat defenders (from left) Rebecca Shuman, Sonja Robert, Kristi Willey and Sydni Clark set up a wall on a Lawrence free kick. Freshman Torri Pelletier, right, controls the ball in the rain during the Eagles’ 2-1 home loss to Lawrence Tuesday night.

slipped and lost a game maybe we shouldn’t have, so no let up from the Dragons.” Mt. Ararat fell to 0-3 after a 57-28 home loss to Cony last weekend. The Eagles trailed 43-0 at the half. Mt. Ararat hosts undefeated, reigning regional champion Lawrence Friday. Morse dropped to 1-2 after a 28-7 loss at Leavitt Saturday. The Shipbuilders host 2-1 Waterville Saturday.

Boys’ soccer Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team bounced back from losses last week to host Edward Little (1-0) and visiting Lewiston (3-0) to beat host Cony Friday, 12-2, improving to 3-2-1 in the process. The Dragons (third behind Lewiston and Hampden Academy in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings) was at Brewer Tuesday, welcomes Bangor Friday and plays host to Messalonskee Tuesday of next week. Mt. Ararat blanked visiting Edward Little (2-0) and Brewer (6-0) last week to improve to 3-1-1 and eighth in the region. The Eagles were at Lawrence Tuesday, visit Skowhegan Saturday and play host to Mt. Blue Tuesday of next week. In Western B, Morse is 0-5 Steves

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and 17th after falling at Oceanside last Thursday, 1-0. After playing host to Lincoln Tuesday and visiting Mt. View Thursday, the Shipbuilders welcome Gardiner Saturday and play host to Belfast Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ soccer On the girls’ side, Morse was first in the Western B Heals at press time with a 3-1-1 mark following recent 2-0 victories over visiting Oceanside and host Leavitt. Miracle Trimble and Ruth Nadeau scored against the Mariners. In the win over the Hornets, Morgan Cram and Bess Howell scored. The Shipbuilders were at Lincoln Tuesday and hosted Mt. View Thursday. Morse is home with Gardiner Saturday and plays at Belfast Tuesday of next week. Brunswick sits atop Eastern A with a 6-0 mark after recent wins over visiting Edward Little (5-3), host Lewiston (3-2) and visiting Cony (7-2). The Dragons were home with Brewer Tuesday, go to Bangor Friday and visit Messalonskee Tuesday of next week. Mt. Ararat its seventh in the Heals with a 4-1 mark after a 3-0 victory at Edward Little last Thursday and a 5-0 win at Brewer Saturday. The Eagles Wellness

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On the trails, Mt. Ararat hosted Brunswick, Morse, Brewer and Edward Little last weekend. In the boys’ meet, the Eagles were first, the Dragons fourth and the Shipbuilders fifth. Individually, the race was won by Mt. Ararat’s Sam Wood (17 minutes, 52.83 seconds). Morse’s top finisher was Nate Stover (sixth, 19:10.17). Brunswick’s first finisher was Walter Martin (11th, 19:44.15). In the girls’ race, the Eagles were first, with the Shipbuilders coming in second and the Dragons placing third. Mt. Ararat’s Kelly Lynch (21:35.29) was first individually. Brunswick was paced by Tiffany Tanner (second, 21:48.85). Morse’s top finisher was Amy Franklin (fourth, 22:43.44).

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Brunswick’s golf team has won three straight matches and took a 5-2 mark into Wednesday’s home match versus Oxford Hills. The Dragons close the regular season Friday versus Morse. Mt. Ararat was 1-5 entering Wednesday’s home match against Edward Little. (Sun Journal sports editor Justin Pelletier contributed to this story)

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Mid Coast Galleries The Dragon Sleeps, Jean Kigel, through Sept., Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810. Wearable Art, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 4431499.

Friday 9/21 ArtVan Youth: Summer Buzz, 5-6:45 p.m., Midcoast Center for Higher Education Gallery, 9 Park St., Bath, 251-1973. Autumn Fest, art exhibit, 5-7 p.m., The Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, k@ teamkdb.com.

Museum Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275. Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org. Peary-MacMillan Arctic Mu-

seum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum.

$15 per person for the first piece, $10 for the second and $5 for each additional one. All fees and commissions support St. Bart’s community services. FMI: yarmouthartfestival.com.

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier, and Pejepscot’s Early Scots-Irish History, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Bizarre Masquerade Bazaar, call for masks, drop off Oct. 1-3, The Art Department, 611 Congress St., Portland, the.art.department. me@gmail.com

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Saturday 9/29 We Get Around: Beach Boys Tribute, 7 p.m., The Nor’easters, United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 353-2464, adults $15, seniors $12, students $5.

Greater Portland Calls for art Yarmouth Art Festival accepting entries through Sept. 21. Painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media; from any artist 18 and older who maintains a residence in Maine.

Books & Authors “Lost and Found,” Jacqueline Sheehan, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Film Tuesday 9/25 “The Imposter,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Galleries Thursday 9/27 Sampler: the USM Teaching Collection, exhibit, University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Portland, 780-5008.

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Music Friday 9/21 Andy Happel, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, $12. David Mello and Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joints Devils, 5 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@ gmail.com. Julian Lage, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, $18 advance, $20 door.

Saturday 9/22 Gary Richardson and Mama’s Boom Shack, 5 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@ gmail.com. Playing for Change- Playing for Maine, video premiere, all ages 5-8 p.m., 21+ 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland, 781-2598.

Sunday 9/23 Dada Life, 9:30 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, $26.50 advance, $31.50 day of.

Wednesday 9/26 Laurence Kelly and Flash Allen, 8-11 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@ gmail.com.

Thursday 9/27 Scrapomatic, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 956-6000, $40-75. Tedeschi Trucks Band, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000. The Travis James Humphrey Blue Review, 8-11 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@gmail.com. Tricky Britches and Darlingside, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, $10 advance, $12 door.

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“Tess of D’Ubervilles,” times vary, through Sept. 23, Dead Wessex Fair, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, $12 adults, $10 students and seniors.

“Anything Goes,” Sept. 21- Oct. 6, Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-6509, $21.99.

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Port City Swing Dance, lessons 8 p.m., dance 9 p.m, Woodford’s Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, 563-8632, $8.

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Defining Marriage, 2 p.m., York Reader’s Theater, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

Mirage: an Evening of Belly Dance & International Dance, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, 838-3638, $18.

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Bulletin Board Saturday 9/22 Star Party at Crystal Spring Farm, 7 p.m., 277 Pleasant Hill Road, Brunswick, Curtis Memorial Library, 725-5242, ext. 510. Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727

Sunday 9/23 Book Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727

Wednesday 9/26 District 66 candidates forum: health care, 7-8:30 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 725-6484.

Health & Support Saturday 9/22 Harpswell Community Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell, 8335567.

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

Greater Portland Benefits Beards B-cause, participants grow beards from September to March to benefit the Cancer Community Center, visit MyStacheFightsCancer. com, beardsbcause@gmail.com. Coffee by Design is selling Beans of Peace community coffee throughout Sept. to benefit the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.

Friday 9/21 A Totally RAD Night, 7 p.m., to benefit the Amy St. Laurent Fund which underwrites the Portland Police Department’s rape aggression defense training, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, 756-8173, $20 advance, $25 door. Suitcase Party, 7-11 p.m., to benefit Camp Sunshine, private hangar at Portland Jetport, South Portland, 553-2445, tickets $100-$250.

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Call for Volunteers ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check website or 831-4151. American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192 ext. 105. Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat building festival and youth boat building classes, 774-0682 or compassinfo@maine. rr.com. Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16-plus, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org. Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, FMI 865-3985.

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Appointments Junior Achievement of Maine recently announced the election of the following officers for the Board of Directors: Chairman of the Board Darren J. Hurlburt, Vice Chairman of the Board Guy Langeviny, Past Chairman of the Board Jeffrey Laniewski, Treasurer Paul Clancy, Secretary of the Board Scott Twitchell.

Awards Falmouth by the Sea and Medical Director Richard Marino were recently honored by Beacon Hospice for their commitment to excellence in end-of-life

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care for their residents. Pownal Elementary School teacher, Kathi Hardy, of Cumberland, was nominated for the Golden Apple Award. This award is presented annually to ten teachers in the state in recognition of dedication to the intellectual and emotional growth of students. Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry. The Money Management Institute is the national association for the managed investment solutions and the wealth management industry. This award recognizes the features and benefits of both of the firm’s advisory platforms. Elizabeth Liscomb, sales director and senior trainer with BeautiControl, was recently awarded Top Director Overall in her national unit at the company’s celebration conference. Liscomb leads a team of over 70 skin care and spa consultants based in Maine.

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that Holly D. Ferguson has been named as a principal in the firm. Ferguson specializes in working with manufacturers, credit unions and not-for-profit organizations, providing business consulting, tax, accounting, and assurance services. Vreeland Marketing & Design, a fullservice marketing and public relations agency in Yarmouth, has recently hired Shireen Shahawy as an account executive, Erich Pobatschnig as digital and social media manager, and Betty Turina as office coordinator. ecomaine, a nonprofit municipallyowned recycling and waste-to-energy organization, announced the following new employees: Human Resources Accountant Carolyn Knights, Relief Operator Winslow Pillsbury, Accounting Assistant Kathleen Snyder, Truck Driver Steve Pearson, and Equipment Operator Matt Dibiase. BerryDunn recently announced that Richard Stevenson has been hired as a senior proposal writer in the management information technology group at BerryDunn, a CPA and consulting firm. BerryDunn, established in 1974, is the largest certified public accounting and management consulting firm headquartered in northern New England,

Good Deeds Avesta Housing, northern New England’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its new home ownership center. Recently launched, the center helps families stabilize their housing costs and increase their economic self-sufficiency through homebuyer education, individual counseling and foreclosure prevention counseling. The center serves as a one-stop shop for low- and moderate-income families looking to buy their first home, improve the home they own or avoid foreclosure. Bob’s Discount Furniture has awarded Longfellow Elementary School in Portland a $1,000 donation. The money will be used for technology. Longfellow is one of seven schools in Maine that received $1,000 awards from Bob’s in a ceremony at the South Portland store. Money comes from donations made by the public to jars located in the stores’

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cafes. Bangor Savings Bank and the American Red Cross recently announced a new partnership that will provide bank employees with training in cardiac pulmonary resuscitation, as well as equipping 62 statewide Bangor Savings Bank branches with, and certification in the use of, automatic external devices in order to combat the life-threatening effects of sudden cardiac arrest.

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Lux Realty Group is a partnership between two real estate brokers, Daren Hebold and John Golden. The firm, licensed in both Maine and New York, will transact commercial and high-end residential real estate and sponsor investment opportunities in both states. The firm is focused on office, hotel, multi-family and luxury residential properties in the range of $5M to $100M.

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Kate Meyers, president of Brown & Meyers, recently announced the acquisition of a new facility and impending relocation of the Brown & Meyers headquarters from Portland to Scarborough. The move follows several years of steady growth in data management systems in response to business trends toward more efficient and cost effective methods for storing vital information.

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USDA Rural Development has selected Casa to receive a Community Facilities Direct Loan in the amount of $6.2 million. Casa serves both children and adults with a broad variety of needs throughout Cumberland and York Counties. Their new facility will be a 20 bed long-term intermediate care facility with 24-hour nursing services. The new building will replace the older 16-bed facility, and create room for additional parking. Casa’s intermediate care facility for mental retardation is the only facility of its kind in Southern Maine and its location benefits the family members who would have to travel greater distance for services.


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With the economy still struggling, money is tight for many homeowners. That reality can present a problem to those who want to improve their homes without spending too much money. The cost of a home improvement project depends on a host of factors, including the scale of the project and the availability of materials. Upscale projects like a full roof replacement will set homeowners back a substantial amount of money. In its 20112012 “Cost vs. Value Report,” Remodeling magazine revealed that the average cost of a such a project was nearly $38,000. However, a smaller project like a garage door replacement could be completed for fewer than $3,000. When deciding if a home improvement project is within your budget, it’s a good idea to consult such figures before choosing a project. For example, if your home is a fixer-upper, then one project may not be more urgent than another, something that may allow you to choose less expensive projects now while saving money for more expensive projects down the road. It’s also important for homeowners to know that figures such as those in the “Cost vs. Value Report” are just averages. Some projects might cost more than the average,

while others might come in well under budget. To ensure your project is one of the latter and not the former, consider the following ways to trim costs off your next home improvement project. • Avoid the DIY movement if you don’t have adequate experience. Many homeowners fall into the DIY trap, feeling they can pull off a project without hiring a professional contractor. While this is an option for those homeowners with home improvement experience, it’s an approach that’s best avoided by those without such experience. Homeowners who decide to go it alone on a home improvement project should know that mistakes are costly. One mistake could have you paying for the same materials twice: once when you begin the project, and then again when you need to hire a contractor after your efforts didn’t work out. A failed DIY project also costs you time, something homeowners hoping to sell their homes post-project cannot afford to waste. • Hire the right contractor. The best contractor for the job won’t necessarily be the one who comes in with the lowest estimate. The right contractor will know how long a project will take and what the materials continued next page

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Engineer John Foster. The highest bid was made by Chabot’s Construction of Green for $286,900. Once the building is destroyed, Brown said the remaining balance from the enterprise account will be transferred to the town’s general fund, unless another use is determined and approved by the Town Council. Before the council voted 9-0, Councilor Ben Tucker asked about the large difference between the least and most expensive bids. “The high bid is almost twice the low bid,” Tucker said. “Why would one company say it costs this much and another said it costs this little? Is that bid so low that we’re at risk for paying more for that?” “There was a required walk-through for the building. They are all fully aware of the requirements of this project,” Brown said. He added that the lower bids were possibly a reflection of times when business slows down. The town purchased the Times Record building on Sept. 28, 2004, for nearly $1.28 million.

After several failed attempts to sell the building since fall 2010, the council solicited demolition bids in June. On another note, the Times Record’s owner was able to pay the town a little more than $272,000 on July 20 for property taxes that were due since late 2011, according to Finance Director John Eldridge. Brunswick Publishing, the owner of the weekly newspaper, said a few days before that it was able to make the payment by selling the Times Record building at 3 Business Parkway and its Alliance Press printing division to the company’s president, Chris Miles, and RFB Co-Op of Rockland. George Sample, owner of Brunswick Publishing, at the time described the sale as a “financial restructuring.” The newspaper still operates at the Parkway building. The newspaper’s former building has been used to store old town and school documents along with gym equipment from the Recreation Department. All of the materials will be moved to other buildings, including the town’s Field House at Brunswick Landing, prior to demolition. While there are currently no plans for use of land at 6 Industry Road once the former newspaper building is demolished,

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at least one department has an idea for its future. “It’s no secret that the school is thinking about putting a bus garage down there,” Brown said. “For the time being, it’s just gravel.” Other items discussed at Monday’s Town Council meeting included the consideration of a proposal to add four flag stops in the downtown area for the Coastal Trans bus service, and an ordinance amendment to increase the maximum footprint for buildings with three or more units. After a lengthy discussion, the Town Council voted 6-3 to table consideration of the flag stops. A disagreement between councilors about the placement of the stops led them to conclude that the proposal should be discussed in the Master Plan Implementation committee. “I was afraid there were too many questions,” Town Council Chairwoman Joanne King said. “Take it to the implementation committee.” The footprint amendment for buildings with three or more units in the Residential and College Use Districts, which increases the maximum footprint from 5,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet, passed 7-1. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

Suspects from page 5 senger claimed to be the account owner, Jones said. On Aug. 30, Lisbon police responded to a parking lot at a local walking trail for a motor vehicle burglary. The window of the vehicle had been broken and the female victim's Bank of America checkbook was missing. She reported the theft, but police later discovered the thief had used information from her checking account and driver's license the same day to withdraw $2,000 from her account at an Exeter, N.H., Bank of America branch, Jones said. Photos from bank surveillance cameras from both withdrawals show the suspects in the same car, described as a white, four-door Nissan Altima sedan with Pennsylvania registration. No registration number was observed. The man is described as white with a receding hairline, dark hair pulled back in a ponytail, a goatee and a tattoo on his left wrist. Two women were seen in the male suspect's car, but no identification was available for them, police said. The public is urged to call Jones at 207-513-3001 and/or Lisbon police officer William Tapley at 207-353-2500, extension 240, with any information.

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that he would then have to modify in a creative way. DeSimio said his bag was pretty popular in the contest, and company ended up selling it at a gallery show in New Hampshire. After that, DeSimio said his interest grew. He now has been creating his own bags out of vintage, antique and used materials for three years. He has sold 50 bags on Etsy.com and at the Picnic Festival in Portland, for $125-$275 each. DeSimio said his mother-in-law has been a major supporter in his efforts, finding troves of old cloths, duffel bags and other fabrics that are prime ingredients for creating his art. “She has kept me stocked well on fabric,” DeSimio said as he dug through a pile. “That means military duffel bags, that means this roll of old natural canvas. This is an old antique fabric from a handsewn mattress. Salt bags. Feed bags.” He said he begins making a bag by taking one of these fabrics and then finds

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another fabric with a contrasting color. “Then it’s about pairing the buckles,” DeSimio said, sorting through buckles of different colors and sizes. “I’m not concerned with matching up the buckles.” “A lot of the work goes into the riveting and the choosing of the materials. This bag is one of the more difficult bags,” he said as he held a tote bag made of an old military duffel. “This is incorporating multiple parts of a guy’s two bags.” And the guy had a name: Sgt. McMullen. It was handwritten on the fabric. DeSimio took out another old military duffel bag that hadn’t yet been repurposed. “I haven’t done anything with it yet, because it’s a holy grail,” he said. This was another item his mother-in-law scored (at the Goodwill store in Belfast) and as DeSimio rolled it out on a workbench, the bag’s sacredness became clear. The bag’s original owner had etched in

all of the locations he visited during his tour in the Korean War: Camp Lejune in North Carolina, Parris Island in South Carolina, California, Japan, Inchon, Seoul. “This is every step along the way for his military career,” DeSimio said. And then there were a list of battles: Battle of the ImJim River, Battle of Bloody Ridge, Battle of White Horse. DeSimio said it will take him some time to decide what to do with this material. “Sometimes I’m worry that people think that it might be disrespectful in some way, but I don’t see it this way,” DeSimio said. “Where did I find this? Goodwill? It has already been disrespected. (My work) is elevating it a bit.” Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

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CHILD CARE Early Bird Day Care Cumberland day care has an opening starting in July and Sept. for a child 12 months-5 years old. Meals and snacks provided. Kindergarten readiness program included in daily routine. Reasonable rates but more important a fun, home-like atmosphere where children thrive. Come join our family! Hours 7am-5:30 pm 829-4563

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Barbecue Eat in,Take Out and Catering. America’s largest BBQ chain Dickey’s of Dallas is now in the Maine Mall, locally owned. Mouth watering meats like pulled pork and ribs that fall off the bone, smoked over maine hickory, plus grilled and fried chicken items, and all the sides. Free ice cream for every customer. Kids eat free every Sunday! Catering: we deliver, setup, serve and clean up.

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We are a thriving program providing in-home support to older adults. Our per diem Companions offer socialization, light personal care and end of life care. We seek skills and experience but are willing to train. If you are compassionate, mature and a helper by nature call LifeStages. All shifts available, particular need for evenings and week-ends. Competitive wages.

Cost $6500. Sell for $1595.

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CLARION PARLOR # 23 Wood Stove. Loads top, front & side, cooking burner. Nickel trim. Excellent condition. $500. Call 207-865-9310. VERMONT CASTINGS Intrepid woodstove, blue enamel, works well, with hearth, $450. 846-0764.

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HELP WANTED- FULL TIME GAS PUMP ATTENDANT. 6:30AM- 3:00PM M-F AND SOME WEEKENDS. MUST BE DEPENDABLE AND COURTEOUS WITH CUSTOMERS. APPLY IN PERSON. BERT’S IRVING, 82 LEEMAN HIGHWAY, BATH

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Adecco is currently accepting applications for Truck Loaders, Package Handlers and Material Sorters in our Freeport Warehouse

To apply online go to www.adeccousa.com or Call 782-2882 for more information

1st shift 8:00am - 4:30pm $11.00 /hr 2nd shift 5:00pm - 1:30pm $11.50 /hr 3rd shift 1:30am - 7:30pm $12.00 /hr Must be able lift 50 pounds and pass background check

Caring and Experienced

Advantage Home Care is looking for caring and experienced caregivers to provide in-home non-medical care for seniors in the greater Portland, Maine. If you possess a PSS or CNA certificate, have worked with clients with dementia or have provided care for a loved one in the past, we would like to talk with you about joining our team. We have part-time and full-time shifts available weekdays, nights and weekends. We offer competitive wages; ongoing training and support; dental insurance; supplemental medical benefits and a 401k plan with employer match. Call Laura today at 699-2570 to learn about a rewarding position with our company. 550 Forest Avenue, Suite 206, Portland, ME 04101 www.advantagehomecaremaine.com


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Anchor from page 1 In addition, Anderson said his usual group of freelance writers have not been available this month for various reasons, leaving the paper without any stories past its Sept. 17 deadline for the October edition. Anderson said one staffer left because her husband was assigned a job in California. He said the other staffer left after she thought she was going to be laid off when he told her about the outstanding accounts. A half dozen people have come in to help with volunteer or paid work, Anderson said, but he’s still not sure whether his readers will see a paper next month. If the newspaper gets out, it will be at least a week late, he said. The publisher said both of his em-

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Maine’s congressional delegation. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, which is overseeing the conversion of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to a civilian facility, applied for the status in 2010. The concept was supported by all four members of Maine’s congressional delegation. Foreign trade zones are ports of entry to the United States where goods from overseas can arrive duty-free to be processed or incorporated in products before being sold in the U.S market. The

ployees had specialized skills in design and other necessary tasks for newspaper production – skills he doesn’t possess. “I have to go in and learning everything, and for anyone I bring in,” Anderson said. He said he’s been knocking on his advertisers’ doors to get them to pay, and has been paid by about half of the overdue account-holders. Anderson said he has been lenient in the past with advertisers who fail to pay on time, but it’s never been like this. “This is the worst year I’ve ever had,” he said. Anderson said he did not want to disclose how much the newspaper makes on a yearly basis, but it was enough for him to pay his own bills and pay the two employees. The publisher, however, did say that he supplemented his income by digging for

concept allows overseas producers to better compete with domestic industries, though import fees and taxes are paid on the material once it leaves the foreign trade zone. In Brunswick, it will allow businesses at Brunswick Landing – the former air station – to enjoy lower prices for goods and materials until they leave the foreign trade zone. In Maine, Bangor, Madawaska, Belfast and Portland are already designated foreign trade zones. In a joint statement released Tuesday morning, U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both R-Maine, and Reps.

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Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud, both D-Maine, said the new designation indicates that the Foreign-Trade Zones Board recognizes the “breadth and depth” of the economic opportunities available at Brunswick Landing and in the Mid-Coast region. “When Brunswick Naval Air Station was closed as a result of the ill-conceived 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process, we pledged that no stone would be left unturned in support of the Brunswick-Topsham region’s economic

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defunct statewide alternative newspaper, while Anderson was a freelancer in the mid-1990s. When Anderson came up with the idea for a community newspaper after he attended some media studies classes at the University of Southern Maine, Coultas said he approached her and Chutchian to help him get started. “I think it was a fabulous service for the town,” Coultas said, adding that she hopes the newspaper finds a way to keep going. No matter what happens, Anderson said he will keep plugging away at something. For now, he said he doesn’t want people to worry too much about him. “I’m not looking for any sympathy,” he said. “I’ve got broad shoulders and I can take it.” Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

recovery,” the statement said. “The new designation is a critical tool for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority in attracting additional business opportunities and is a clear step in the right direction.” In a July 2010 letter of support from the delegation, they argued that the designation would be attractive to businesses seeking to locate on the former Navy base, particularly those in the aviation manufacturing and remanufacturing, composite technologies and alternative energy product manufacturing, which are industries being targeted by the MRRA.

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The Forecaster, Mid-Coast edition, September 21, 2012