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News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Vol. 9, No. 39

Special Town Meeting OKs Topsham tax incentives, neighborhood plan By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Voters approved a neighborhood revitalization plan and two proposed tax increment financing proposals Wednesday at a special Town Meeting. The gathering, held at Mt. Ararat High School, ran about 40 minutes and drew 55 voters – less than 1 percent of the town’s nearly 7,000 registered voters. “The articles this evening are not asking to fund any project,” Donald Russell, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said at the start of the meeting. “What the

articles, if approved, will do, is set a process in place that will have a positive impact on community and economic development.” He noted that all allocations of funds to implement any project would still have to go to Town Meeting for approval. One of the two proposed TIFs, for affordable senior housing, will be created at 29 Elm St. for River Landing, a three-story apartment building proposed for the former Amenity Manor See page 27

Land owners: Beach Brunswick greets new police station access lawsuit ‘baseless’ DyLAn MArTin / The ForecASTer

Inside Brunswick’s new police station on Wednesday evening, Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan, left, talks with Jeff Favreau, whose father, the late Clement Favreau, served as chief of police until 1974.

By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — After several decades of waiting, the Police Department will finally have a new home on Oct. 1. That’s when police will move out of the cramped, 6,000-square-foot Town Hall basement on Federal Street and into a new, 20,000-squarefoot, two-story police station on the corner of Stanwood and Pleasant streets. At a ribbon-cutting cerSee page 27

A large crowd gathers outside Wednesday night to celebrate the opening of Brunswick’s new police station on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets. The Police Department will move into the 20,000 square-foot, twostory building on Oct. 1.

By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — The defendants in a lawsuit that seeks to open access to Cedar Beach say the complaint against them is “baseless” and “vindictive,” according to a court document. In a Sept. 20 filing in Cumberland County Superior Court, Jonathan and Rachel Aspatore deny claims by Cedar Beach/ Cedar Island Supporters that people have a right to walk over the Aspatores’ property to reach the Bailey Island beach. CB/CIS claims an easement exists on land owned by the Aspatores to allow residents to

cross from Cedar Beach Road to the beach, according to the complaint filed in August. To support the claim against the Aspatores, CB/CIS attached copies of a purchase-and-sale agreement and quitclaim deed for the Aspatores’ property that reference an easement for residents of Harpswell. The Asaptores’ response denies an easement was reserved when the land was sold by the Family Trust of Edith Goodwin. The filing also questions the authenticity of the purchaseSee page 34

Swedish bandage maker marks Brunswick startup By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — A Swedish wound-care manufacturer Tuesday celebrated the opening of a $47 million facility at Brunswick Landing. Senior executives said the plant will help grow the company’s business in the U.S. and employ nearly 50 people by the end of the year. The opening of Molnlycke Index Arts calendar ............. 24 classifieds.................. 29 community calendar . 22 Meetings .................... 22

Health Care’s new manufacturing plant marks another landmark for Brunswick Landing, which defense and development officials have lauded as a national model for base redevelopment. “Increasing our production capacity in America is one of the key elements of our strategy for sustainable expansion,” Pierre Guyot, Molnlycke’s chief execu-

tive officer, said in a statement, “and today’s opening reinforces our position as the No. 1 player in the advanced wound care market.” The new 79,000-square-foot Molnlycke Manufacturing plant will be fully operational this year, according to site director Mark Dignum. See page 35 DyLAn MArTin / The ForecASTer

iNSiDE obituaries................... 16 opinion ...................... 10 out and About ........... 23 people & Business ..... 19

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Molnlcyke Health Care executives celebrated the opening of the company’s Brunswick Landing facility on Tuesday with state Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner George Gervais, other officials and guests.



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Bear, 3 cubs spotted in Topsham neighborhood By Beth Brogan Bangor Daily News

TOPSHAM — A man found an uncommon surprise in his backyard Tuesday night when he was greeted by a mother black bear and three young cubs. Just after 10:30 p.m., Joel Toothaker of Munroe Lane called police to report the excitement. “I walked out back and there they were,” Toothaker said by phone Wednes-

day. “I looked at them for awhile and then went back inside.” Toothaker called the Topsham police, who sent two officers to the home just off Route 201. A Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s deputy also responded. “I didn’t really expect to see them at the condominiums across from Mt. Ararat (High School),” Toothaker said. Officers cordoned off the area and warned area residents to stay away, Po-

lice Department Lt. Frederick Dunn said. Police shined flashlights at the bear cubs in a tree and the mother bear, who promptly scrambled up into the tree behind them. They then contacted a Maine game warden, who said they wouldn’t tranquilize four bears, according to Dunn, and advised letting the mother and her cubs wander away. A half-hour later, the bears did just that. Toothaker said the bears didn’t seem at

all aggressive, and were likely drawn to nearby bird feeders, trash and a Dumpster. About a year and a half ago, a bear appeared on Ridge Street in Topsham, Dunn said. None have been spotted in the area since then. Dunn advised residents to bring their trash inside. Toothaker said the burly visitors didn’t scare him at all, and he had fun watching them. “It’s only a bear,” he said.

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FREEPORT — A 27-year-old man was arrested Monday night after police say he stood on Main Street and threw vegetables at the Abercrombie & Fitch outlet to protest what he said was the company’s exploitation of teen models. James M. Roux Jr. of South Freeport was charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, according to Freeport Police Chief Gerald Schofield.

Police Sgt. Nate Goodman went just after 8 p.m. to the sidewalk in front of the outlet store at 55 Main St. Goodman found Roux throwing assorted vegetables and other produce at the front of the store and “rambling,” Schofield said. “Goodman asked him to stop and he finally did, at which point Mr. Roux became very agitated, swearing and yelling,” Schofield said. “Goodman tried to find out what was going on, and apparently it was a protest against continued page 4

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RSU 1 board sends $5M school bond to voters 2 seats, 1 candidate in RSU 1 election BATH — With two seats up for election on the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors, only one person returned nomination papers by Monday’s deadline. Alan Walton of Bath, who is completing his first term on the board, is uncontested for a second term as District 6 representative. No one is running from District 1, where Robin Buczkowski of Woolwich is finishing her first term. RSU 1 is seeking write-in candidates for District 1, which covers parts of Bath and Woolwich. Those interested, or who would like more information on district boundaries, can call the district office at 443-6601. Election Day is Nov. 5. — Alex Lear

By Alex Lear BATH — Voters will decide in November on a $5.2 million bond to fund improvements at several Regional School Unit 1 schools. The RSU 1 Board of Directors on Monday placed the question on the Nov. 5 ballot. A general, public meeting on the referendum is in the process of being planned, along with meetings in all five RSU 1 communities – Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsburg, West Bath and Woolwich – Superintendent of Schools Patrick Manuel said Tuesday. The improvements are necessary to improve building safety and help prevent shutdowns, Manuel has said.

About $3.5 million of the bond would cover work at Morse High School. Another $833,000 would be spent at the elementary schools, $393,000 at Bath Middle School, $139,000 at the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center. No work is proposed at the new Woolwich Central School, and $294,000 would be set aside for contingencies. The improvements at Morse are aimed toward maintaining the building until state funding is available for a new high school, hopefully within 10 years, Manuel said, noting that Morse is 11th on the state funding list. The superintendent has said the work is needed “for the safety of the building for staff and students, as well as (to)

prevent a catastrophic shutdown of the building.” Morse’s issues include its windows, which have in some cases been falling in or not correctly secured. Water has also been penetrating the gaps around those windows. Other improvements include replacement of the building’s ventilation system, and electrical upgrades. Science lab upgrades are also proposed. In a recent accreditation, the only area where Morse was faulted was its facilities, particularly the science labs, Manuel said. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @ learics.


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meeting on Monday, where the panel also learned that the site of the former Jordan Acres Elementary School is viable for new school construction. Based on recent figures, Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski said he anticipates Stowe will reach nearly 720 students by the 2014-2015 school year, which will place the school over its 660-pupil capacity. The proposed construction of a new elementary school will help address the population issue in the long term, Perza-

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Earlier in the meeting, Lyndon Keck of PDT Architects revealed that a new elementary school could be constructed on the site of the former Jordan Acres Elementary School, based on a recent assessment. The new school would have pre-kindergarten through second-grade classes. The School Board decided to pursue the idea of building a new school instead of renovating Coffin Elementary School after it learned there could only be a $4 million cost difference between the two options. Keck said the cost of a new elementary school, which was estimated at $22 million earlier this year, will emerge at the beginning of next year. A borrowing proposal for new school construction could go to referendum by November 2014. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

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Abercrombie & Fitch and (other) stores, these types of stores that exploit young kids – teenage models – into thinking they have to be skinny.” The produce barrage did not damage the store, according to Schofield. “He just made an awful mess of garbage,” the chief said. Schofield said no charges were filed against a man who seemed to be using a cellphone to record Roux’s protest. Roux was taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland and has since been released, according to an official at the jail. He is scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on Nov. 19.

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Seasonal celebration Near left: Matt Comeau competes in the keg-tossing event Sept. 21 at Oktoberfest in Brunswick. He hurled the container 25.7 feet.

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Bath groups to host ‘selfcare fair’ By Alex Lear BATH — A “self-care fair” will be held throughout the city Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The first ANCHOR (Activity, Nutrition, Community, Health, Outdoor, Relaxation) event is offered by the Bath business community, Main Street Bath, the Bath Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, and Access Health. The fair is part of a new Healthy Maine Streets initiative that promotes self-care and healthy habits as a path to improving productivity and overall well-being. The Bath Freight Shed at 27 Commercial St. will show displays by selfcare and wellness-focused businesses, offer door prizes and raffles, and have a schedule of activities including free yoga and massage, hikes and bicycle trips, relaxation techniques, healthy food demonstrations, open houses, and a downtown “wellness” scavenger hunt. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will lead two guided one-hour hikes at the city’s Thorne Head nature preserve. A bus will transport hikers from the Freight Shed at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Bath Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee members will lead five- and 10-mile bicycle rides from the Freight Shed at 11 a.m.; participants are asked to bring their own bikes. The Main Street Bath Wellness Committee will distribute a new walking/ biking map and wellness brochure for the city, and lead a one-mile downtown walk of a “Shipbuilders” route at 11:30 a.m. Log onto for more information.

Left photo: Scott Mitchell of the Oberlaendler Hofbrau band provides musical accompaniment at Oktoberfest in Brunswick on Sept. 21. Besides entertainment, the event sponsored by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber at the Knights of Columbus on Columbus Drive included keg-throwing and stein-hoisting competitions, German cuisine by Richard’s Restaurant, and, of course, beer from Shipyard Brewing Co.

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No contests for Topsham selectman, School Board candidates By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Candidates for the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors are uncontested this year. Selectman Marie Brillant of Val Halla Drive, who is completing her first term,

is seeking re-election. But Jim Trusiani of Main Street – who served three prior terms on the board and returned in January to complete the term of Andrew Mason, who resigned after his election in state House District 60 – is not running. Bill Thompson of Arbor Avenue, who



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lost January’s special election, is seeking Trusiani’s seat. Thompson serves on Topsham’s Finance Committee. Scott McKernan of Barrows Drive and Holly Kopp of Beechwood Drive are unopposed incumbents for the School Board. Kopp filled an unexpired term before being elected to one of her own, and McKernan has served two terms. Town Clerk Ruth Lyons estimated

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Topsham school nets national ‘Blue Ribbon’ award By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Williams-Cone School is one of 236 public schools in the country, and the only in Maine, to be named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. The U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School program honors public and private schools whose students achieve at significantly high levels or have made major progress and closed gaps in achievement, particularly among minority and disadvantaged students. “The whole school community is excited to learn today that we are recipient

of the ... award,” Williams-Cone Principal Randa Rineer said Tuesday. “It’s a real ... affirmation of all of the hard work that has been taking place for many years here.” The Maine Department of Education announced program nominees – which also included Longfellow Elementary School in Portland and Yarmouth Elementary School – last December. Williams-Cone has students in kindergarten through fifth grade. According to a press release from the Maine DOE, 81 percent of students at the school met the proficiency level or

greater on the state’s reading assessment in the 2011-12 school year, up from 66 percent in 2007-08. In math, 77 percent hit that standard, also up from 66 percent. Third-grade students who scored higher than proficient in math rose from 26 percent in 2007-08 to 51 percent in 2011-12. In reading, the improvement during that time was from 3 percent to 37 percent. On top of that, the school earned an “A” in the Maine DOE’s School Performance Grading System. “The Williams-Cone School is committed to high student achievement and

has the results to prove it,” Maine Deputy Education Commissioner Jim Rier said in a press release. “This blue ribbon is just the latest well-deserved recognition for this school that is continuously improving because of its dedication to supporting the success of every child, no matter their challenges.” The U.S. DOE will honor WilliamsCone and the other Blue Ribbon schools in November in Washington, D.C. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @ learics.

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Man pleads guilty to robbing Bath pharmacy PORTLAND — A Dresden man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to rob the Walgreens pharmacy in Bath, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced Wednesday. When he is sentenced, Nicholas Alexander, 23, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000, Delahanty said in a press release.

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PORTLAND — A Maine Supreme Judicial Court justice was nominated Sept. 19 by President Barack Obama to be a U.S. District Court judge, the White House announced. Justice Jon David Levy has been an associate justice of the state’s highest court since 2002. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Levy, 59 of Portland, will replace U.S. District Judge George Singal, 67, of Portland, who announced last year that he would take senior status July 31, but continue to handle cases. Levy, through Mary Ann Lynch, spokeswoman for the Maine court system, declined to comment on his nomination. U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree sent Levy’s name, along with the names of attorneys William D. Robitzek of Lewiston and Jeffrey N. Young of Topsham, to the White House in March. “The diverse screening panel we convened did a thorough job, and we’re pleased that the president has chosen one of the names we forwarded to him for consideration,” the Democrats said in a joint statement issued late Thursday afternoon. “All three of the candidates we recommended to the White House have extraordinary legal

backgrounds.” U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King also praised Levy in a joint press release. “During his long and distinguished career as both an attorney and a judge, Jon has had a significant impact on the Maine judicial system by virtue of his intelligence and service to the court,” they said. “Jon’s qualifications and contributions to the Maine legal community make him an ideal candidate for this judgeship. His nomination deserves bipartisan support, and we look forward to introducing Jon to our colleagues in the Senate as soon as possible.” The confirmation process is not expected to take as long as it did for Judge William Kayatta Jr. who was confirmed in February to replace now-senior Judge Kermit Lipez as a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge after a 13-month wait. “The process should be much more expeditious because the senators believe there is less at stake for district judges that appellate court judges, so they get less scrutiny,” Carl Tobias, professor at the University of Richmond, Va., School of Law and an expert on the federal judicial nomination process, said Thursday in an email. “My sense is that Levy, like Kayatta, is well-qualified and uncontroversial, so he should be easily confirmed. He also will not confront the presidential-year politics Kayatta met.” Tobias said he expected Levy would be confirmed by spring. If Levy is confirmed, he would be the only full-time judge in the federal District of Maine who came from the state bench. Chief Judge John Woodcock, nominated in 2003, was in private practice prior to his nomination by President George W. Bush. Judge Nancy Torresen was a federal prosecutor before her nomination by Obama in 2011. “Diversity of experience is good on a district court,” Tobias said. “Each brings special expertise and they can help one another and I expect they will work together to deliver justice in Maine’s federal court.” Levy’s elevation to the federal bench could allow Gov. Paul LePage to appoint a state supreme court judge. The governor has appointed judges to the district and superior courts, but not the supreme court. Levy previously served as a Maine District Court judge from 1995 to 2002. Before being appointed to the bench, he worked in private practice in York from 1983 to 1995. Levy began his legal career by clerking for U.S. District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. of West Virginia. Levy earned his undergraduate degree in 1976 from Syracuse University and his law degree in 1979 from the West Virginia University College of Law.

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By David Treadwell PORTLAND — Marilyn McDowell, a volunteer for the Iris Network, often gets insensitive questions like “Why would a blind person want to go bowling or attend a baseball game?” Her response: “Why wouldn’t they?” McDowell, a Portland resident who works at the University of Southern Maine library, began her association with the Iris Network in 1993. “I saw an ad from the Maine Center for the Blind (the former name of the Iris Network) for a recreation assistant, which sounded appealing,” she said. Helping people who are blind and visually impaired enjoy recreational activities is just one of the many programs and services sponsored by the Iris Network, an organization that describes its mission as “Helping people who are visually impaired or blind obtain independence and community integration.” McDowell answered the ad and was soon put through the training process. “I had never walked with a blind person before, and I had to do so as part of the training,” she recalled. “The man was holding my arm as we walked to Deering Oaks, and he could tell I was feeling tense, so he said, ‘Just relax.’” McDowell has definitely learned to relax during her 20 years of service to the blind and visually impaired. From September to April she takes several people bowling along with another volunteer. “There are no bumper guards; we just

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help line them up correctly,” she said. “Each person bowls a full game and then the next person takes a turn.” For the last five years, a group of blind bowlers have bowled against sighted bowlers who are required to wear blindfolds The blind bowlers have won the competition in recent years. (“It’s really hard for sighted bowlers to wear a blindfold and try to bowl,” McDowell said). But McDowell’s service to the Iris Network is not limited to the bowling alley. She occasionally accompanies a group to a Portland Sea Dogs game, or a day at the beach, or a concert in the park. “I’ll do anything they need me to do,” she said. She once took one of the Iris Network residents, a man named John who plays the accordion, to the All Souls Chapel in Poland Spring. Gary Sredzienski, an accordionist with a polka show on a Durham, N.H. radio station, played at the chapel that day. McDowell later had

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Marilyn McDowell, center, at Colonial Lanes in Westbrook with her Iris Network bowling buddies: John Lee, left, Tom Peavey, Francis Bergeron, and Debbie Schettino.

Sredzienski play John a song on his show in honor of John’s birthday, and she sent the recording to John. “I really enjoy the residents,” McDowell said. “They’re so upbeat and interesting. And they really appreciate what I do. It’s so rewarding.” Janet Taylor, recreation therapist/volunteer coordinator at the Iris Network, said “Marilyn is just one of the many won-

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The future, and where to find it By many indicators, the United States economy is recovering from the calamitous financial meltdown of the late 2000s. Key industrial sectors are gathering steam. Housing starts are up and prices of existing homes are on the rise. Major stock market indices are climbing. The Global auto industry has come roaring back. Of the $608 billion the federal government loaned to distressed businesses in Troubled Asset Relief Program spending and in the rescues of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, some $371 billion has been returned. When coupled with interest earned on the funds returned, only $53.9 billion remains outstanding, or 8.7 percent of the principal Perry B. Newman amount expended. The federal deficit is also in steep decline. The Congressional Budget Office anticipates that the government will actually run a surplus for the month of September and will end the fiscal year with a deficit of $642 bil-


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The great lice scare Frantic text messages. Whispers in parking lots. A night-time run on Rite Aid. It was the lice scare of Fall 2013. The bomb exploded casually, delivered as an afternoon email like so many afternoon emails before it. Those previous messages included tuition reminders or the calendar of summer “spirit days.” This message was just like those, except it was awful. Abby’s This message announced two confirmed cases of lice in two separate classrooms. It detailed the cleaning measures that would be taken in response. It advised parents that all of their children’s belongings were being sent home for power washing. The reaction was immediate. It borrowed from the “shock and awe” doctrine of recent American wars. Laundry rooms were put on Abby Diaz high alert. As mothers quarantined children to the room with the least amount of upholstered furniture, fathers secured search-and-destroy hair products. Any household item capable of being squeezed was sent to the nearest trash bag. It was family bonding, lockdown version, as multiple generations fought together



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Fall promises a fresh crop of campaign letters Shorter days and cooler temperatures. Pumpkin-flavored beer. More cruise ships. Sweaters. The return of high school sports. All these things tell us we’ve turned the corner from Editor’s summer to fall. At The Forecaster, there’s one more thing that marks the change of seasons: the emergence of letters to the editor about local ballot issues or on behalf of local political candidates. We’re about six weeks from Election Day, Nov. 5, and this week we’re publishing our first letter about an upcoming referendum, the so-called Waterfront Protection Ordinance in South Mo Mehlsak Portland. With local elections ahead in several cities and towns throughout our four editions, there will undoubtedly be many more letters to come. Elections are fertile soil for letters. Which is why it’s worth reviewing our guidelines for letter writers. First of all, like all letters to the editor, election letters must be signed and include the writer’s home address, and a telephone number where the writer can be reached. They must also adhere to our usual standards of civility and propriety. But election letters must be concise: no more than 150 words, compared with the 250-word limit we impose on other letters to the editor. Why? Because we run every letter that meets our guidelines, and there’s a spike in volume during campaign season. (Also, to be honest, very few letter


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When the Legislature breaks between sessions, lawmakers use this break to identify needs and connect residents to resources. One of the most pressing needs you contact me about is health care. Every person should have access to a family doctor, but as all of us know, too many people do not. With the Affordable Care Act, many Americans received improved coverage like free wellness and prevention care and the ability for children to stay on their parents’ plans until age 26. But still, nearly two in 10 Americans are without health insurance. A new online marketplace will open on Oct. 1 in Maine and every other state. Consumers can go to one place to evaluate their insurance options and make easy comparisons of plans. All plans will be required to cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including physician visits, preventive care, hospital stays and prescriptions. Discrimination based on gender or pre-existing conditions will no longer be allowed. And many families and small businesses will qualify for a price reduction on their

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Property sale dispute threatens to divide Bath For reasons I can’t understand, during the debate over the sale of the Mid Coast Center for Higher Education in Bath, we have been often reminded that there are those who were born here and those of us who choose to move here and make Bath their home. We arrive and get involved. We join the museums and organizations. We spend our dollars supporting the local businesses, restaurants and retailers of all types. We pay real estate taxes, excise taxes and other fees and expenses that allow our city and schools to function. This is my point of confusion. Are we to just write checks and keep our mouths shut? Are we good neighbors, only if we don’t ask a question or try to gain an understanding? One citizen went so far as to say if I didn’t stop, I’d be “thrown out of Bath.” It seems very narrow minded to believe that Bath has two classes of citizens. I know I’ve never seen my “from away” discount for being a second-class citizen. Maine wants and needs tourists and many of them become future residents. In an effort to belittle those from away, be careful not to kill the golden goose. Be aware that we were all from away at some point. All of us have something to offer and we need to find the best way to include, not exclude. History and new ideas need to coexist for the benefit of all. Larry Scott Bath

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Of all Maine’s dubious superlatives, from being the most heavily forested state to having the most out-of-state land ownership and least racial diversity, the one that is getting the most ink these days seems to be fact that Maine is the oldest state in the nation. No, not the first state admitted. The state with the oldest median age. The Universal At 64, 43.5 doesn’t sound that old to me, but some folks seem to believe getting old will be the death of us. The Bangor Daily News recently ran an article about good old Charlie Colgan’s doomsday predication under the headline, “Economist: Without huge changes, Maine’s aging population could lead to financial ruin.” Edgar Allen Beem The Portland Press Herald, which seems to think our median age is 42.7, is publishing an ongoing series entitled “Aging in Maine” that is full of dire warnings about the impact of old people on health care, transportation, housing, and the economy. Reading all this, one might get the impression that Maine is a redoubt of senile, drooling, toothless old white folks. Oh, wait, that’s the Republican Party. Still, you get the idea: old is bad, young is good. What really got me thinking was the subtitle of independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s new campaign manifesto, “A State of Opportunity: A plan to build a healthier, smarter, stronger, younger and more prosperous Maine.” Wow, vote for good old Eliot and he’ll make us all younger. Now that’s some campaign promise. “We’re old and getting older,” Cutler reports, and then warns that “Unless Maine gets younger, our economy will not grow.” The problem, as he sees it, is “an aging population that is less likely to start new businesses, less likely to generate new tax revenues long-term, more likely to be living on fixed incomes, more likely to need expensive health care and more


likely to be dependent on a social safety net.” Cutler therefore proposes creating conditions that will attract young people, forgiving student debt for college grads who stay in Maine, and recruiting educated and skilled immigrants. Cutler is a man with a plan, and I’m all for it, but I’ve also been around long enough now to understand that bold visions of the future tend to come and go with the political winds and economic tides. The beauty of having lived in one place for more than 60 years is that, if you haven’t seen it all, you’ve at least learned there are no political solutions to most problems. Most problems just disappear over time. The answer to Maine’s aging population is death. Our huge Baby Boomer cohort will soon result in a huge die-off that will then open up all sorts of opportunities for those in line behind us. They can have our jobs, our houses, our old clothes, our calcified political system and our failed economy. The fact that Maine will still be a sparsely populated state with lots and lots of fields and forests will be our greatest legacy. The future of Maine, old friend, lies in the past in many ways, especially in the old ways. Our children and grandchildren, if they are wise, will reject the boom-and-bust cycles of phantom progress, meaningless success, and short-term material gain, and pursue the slower, steadier, saner way of life that our forebears led. They will live simply, produce much of their own food, use minimal amounts of energy, and turn their backs on virtual realities in favor of more homely, sustainable realities in a do-it-yourself local economy. They will live better with less, the way it once was in good old Maine. No, I am not romanticizing the harsh realities of the hard lives people in Maine lived from time immemorial to not that long ago. What I am suggesting is that generations to come should be able to appreciate and even enjoy the austerity to come, having seen that our excesses got my generation nowhere in a hurry. Now we just have to get out of the way. 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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9/16 at 7:16 p.m. Jeremy G. Thompson, 25, of Winter Street, Topsham, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Patrick Scott on an outstanding warrant and charges of operating while license is suspended or revoked and possession of marijuana. 9/21 at 3:24 p.m. Sean M. Owen, 28, of Lincoln Street, was arrested on Elm Street by Officer Jonathan O’Connor on charges of refusing to submit to arrest or detention, burglary of a motor vehicle and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 9/22 at 12:58 a.m. Christopher L. Lord, 21, of Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Calif., was arrested at Longfellow Avenue and South Street by Officer Robert Lane Jr. on a charge of operating under the influence. 9/22 at 6:15 p.m. Benjamin J. Citrin, 20, of Beechwood Drive, Chevy Chase, Md., was arrested on Federal Street by Officer Mark Steele Jr. on a charge of operating under the influence. 9/22 at 8:22 p.m. Anndrea A. Austin, 21, of Rush’s Trailer Park, was arrested by Officer Mark Steele Jr. on a charge of domestic violence assault.


9/18 at 5:41 p.m. Andrea K. Merrill-Bisson, 20, of Oak Street, was issued a summons on Elm Street by Detective William Moir on a charge of criminal trespass. 9/21 at 2:56 p.m. Anika Keathley, 18, of Pleasant Street, was issued a summons on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Patrick Scott on

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9/16 at 12:44 p.m. Susan Knedler, 62, of Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Cheryl Holmes on Lewiston Road on a charge of operating with a registration expired for more than 150 days. 9/18, no time listed. Nathan Elwell, 23, of Topsham, was issued a summons by Officer Cheryl Holmes at Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset on a charge of receiving stolen property. 9/18 at 11:15 a.m. Tamela Gilchrist, 51, no address listed, was issued a summons by Sgt. Robert Ramsay on Mallett Drive on a charge of theft.

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9/19 at 3 a.m. Nathan Wiley, 23, of Beech Ridge Road, Scarborough, was arrested by Officer Mike Lever on South Street on a charge of violation of condition of release. 9/22 at 1 a.m. Jared Butler, 26, of Brunswick, was arrested by Officer Brett McIntire on Wesley Street on charges of domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal mischief.

Summonses 9/16 at 4:55 p.m. Motor vehicle accident 9/18 A female juvenile was issued a sumon River Road. mons by Officer Michelle Small on a charge 9/17 at 6:12 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on of assault. Bypass Drive. Fire calls 9/17 at 10:03 a.m. Motor vehicle accident 9/16 at 2:07 p.m. Motor vehicle accident at on Main Street. 9/19 at 2:25 p.m. Chimney fire on Ward Road. Middle and Centre streets. 9/19 at 3:17 p.m. Odor investigation on 9/18 at 1:07 p.m. False alarm at Hyde School. 9/18 at 7:14 p.m. Carbon monoxide check Augusta Road. 9/19 at 4:23 p.m. Fire alarm on Topsham on Judkins Avenue. 9/18 at 8:43 p.m. Carbon monoxide check Fair Mall Road. 9/19 at 6:55 p.m. Smoke alarm on Village on Lincoln Street. 9/20 at 6:02 p.m. Auto fire at Bath Middle Drive. c127144a.eps v2 21:20 Dolev 127144 1/30/02 School.85 9/21 at 2:21 p.m. Blown transformer on AB 9/22 at 2:14 a.m. Police assist on Chandler Main Street. 9/21 at 4:08 p.m. Fire alarm on Sewall Lane. Drive. 9/21 at 6:26 p.m. Fire alarm on Sewall Lane. 9/22 at 3:18 p.m. False alarm at Hillhouse. 9/22 at 4:29 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on EMS Main Street. Bath emergency medical services responded 9/23 at 12:27 p.m. Motor vehicle fire on to 39 calls from Sept. 16-22. Interstate 295.


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Faith Linscott, 98: Sewed costumes for Bowdoin BRUNSWICK — Faith Linscott, 98, of Harpswell and Brunswick, died Sept. 17. Linscott was born in Philadelphia, raised in Annapolis and graduated from National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. She began visiting Orr’s Island at a young age and spent many summers at

the home of her grandfather, Rear Adm. William B. Fletcher, who sailed daily with family members aboard his boat, Juanona. Linscott later settled on Orr’s Island with her first husband, Phippen Sanborn. She was always quick to help the young children in her family, and was



a wonderful knitter. She donated many of her creations to charitable causes, and also sewed costumes for Bowdoin College skating shows, which her husband directed. The couple was active in the Orr’s-Bailey Yacht Club, where Linscott Sanborn served as the first commodore. They also owned Dog Patch Farm on the island. Linscott had a great affinity for animals, and became adept at lambing and raising animals of all kinds, many of which were cared for in her kitchen. She lived many years on Bailey Island with her second husband, Carlton Linscott. Later, she moved to Brunswick and was helped by her friend, Betty Lewis, for 14 years. Linscott resided the past two years at Horizons where she was

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TOPSHAM — Sumner R. Archer, 79, died Sept. 22 at Maine Medical Center, Portland. He was born May 11, 1934, in Rockland, the son of Sumner B. and Frances Dobbins Archer. He was educated in Thomaston schools and graduated from Thomaston High School in 1952. Archer entered the U.S. Marine Corps the following year, and was honorably discharged in 1956. He was very proud of his service in the Marines. Archer went on to work in the telephone industry, helped construct the Maine Yankee power plant, and eventually served with Bath Iron Works, from which he retired after 30 years. He married Barbara Parker on Dec. 31, 1988.

Archer enjoyed sports, especially the Patriots, Red Sox and horse racing. He also liked card games, his favorite being Texas hold ‘em. He loved his cat, Skoshi, who recently died after giving him 18 years of companionship. He was a life member of the American Legion Smith Tobey Post 21 in Bath, and a member of the Evergreens Club in Brunswick. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Barbara; sons Scott Archer and wife Lisa, Tom Archer and Michael Archer; daughter Maria Archer; stepchildren William Toothaker and wife Debra, David Toothaker and wife Peggy, and Deborah Grobe and husband Carl; five grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. Burial with military honors will be held Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at Maine Veterans Me-

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BRUNSWICK — Elizabeth M. Tomko, 71, of Brunswick, died Sept. 15 at Freeport Nursing Home, following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Richard Philip Tomko, of Brunswick. Services will be private. Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.

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With fall soon to give way to winter, many people will soon be spending more time indoors. Winter weather can be harsh, and it can be difficult for fresh air to make its way into a home once the warmer temperatures of summer and fall give way to the cold days of winter. Poor indoor air quality can cause multiple problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality can increase a person’s

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Awards Oakhurst and Maine Standard Biofuels received a Breathe Easy Leadership Honorable Mention Award from the Northeast Diesel Collaborative. The awards are given to organizations that have taken significant steps to reduce diesel emissions beyond what law in their locality requires and whose efforts best reflect the goals of the NEDC. Oakhurst and Maine Standard Biofuels were selected because of their seven-year partnership in reducing diesel fuel emissions. Maine Standard Biofuels locally produces biodiesel from used restaurant kitchen oil and delivers it to Oakhurst as fuel for its fleet. This year alone Maine Standard Biofuels supplied Oakhurst with more than 120,000 gallons of biodiesel produced less than 10 miles away from the dairy’s processing facility. The result of the partnership has allowed Oakhurst to decrease its diesel fuel emissions up to 70 percent annually. Pearl Place II, a 54-apartment affordable housing community in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood, was awarded a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for achievement in green building and design. Pearl Place II is one of only a few multi-family buildings in the state to earn Platinum certification, the highest level in the program. Pearl Place II is 22 percent more energy-efficient than standard buildings with similar characteristics.

Good Deeds Bill Emerson, treasurer of the Bath Area Food Bank, received almost $3,900 in proceeds on Sept. 9 from the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Family Festival held at Library Park in Bath. An additional $545 in checks written to the Food Bank from the boxed lunch auction and letter drive that brought the total associated with the festival to $4,400. The money will buy more than 13 tons of food. The festival committee of Arlene Whitney, Diane Longley, Cathy Leonard, Eunice Leach, Caelie Smith, Ken Young and Sherry Masters hope the festival will become an annual event. Donations to the Bath Area Food Bank can be sent by a check to P.O. Box 65, Bath, ME 04530. Soup kitchen and food bank volunteers are welcomed. For information, email Director@Bath- When Preble Street announced the need to replace the floors of its Resource Center Soup Kitchen, temporarily displacing its emergency meals program for four days, dozens of volunteer groups representing large and small business and community organizations rallied to ensure nutritious meals were served three times a day, without interruption.

Studio 48 Performing Arts and Dance Center, Brunswick. Coughlin will be teaching classes starting in October. Coughlin was a professional ballerina with the Colorado Ballet and the Granite State Ballet. She trained on full scholarship with both the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and Burklyn Ballet Theater.

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Andrew Hanscom is the co-founder of, a new events based social network which its founders believe will revolutionize the way residents plan their free time. The site is designed to create connections in the community between event organiz-

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine promoted Angela Giordano to education program manager and hired Erin Saul as lead educator. Giordano was previously the lead educator and assisted in developing and executing a range of violence prevention curricula. Saul comes to the company from STRIVE, a South Portland nonprofit providing services to young adults with developmental disabilities. Saul was also a full-time mental health rehabilitation technician at The Bridge, a transitional housing and rehabilitation facility for homeless adults through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps program. Karen MacDonald, a teacher at King Middle School in Portland, was named Maine’s 2014 Teacher of the Year at a surprise assembly earlier this month. Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen made the announcement to King students and staff, elected officials and other dignitaries who packed the school cafeteria. Noting that King Middle School is a national model, Bowen described MacDonald as “the most consistently innovative teacher at King Middle School for over two decades.” Julia V. Howland has joined Macpage LLC, a certified public accounting firm with offices in South Portland and Augusta, as a tax staff accountant. Howland received her bachelor’s in accounting from University of Southern Maine this past May. She also has a bachelor’s in foreign languages translation and is fluent in Russian and German. Prior to joining the firm, Howland worked at a Portland-based accounting firm. She resides in southern Maine with her husband and son. Erin Coughlin has been appointed as the new ballet and pointe instructor at

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And now for something completely different THE GORHAM SAVINGS BANK MAINE MARATHON-RELAY-HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 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 22 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. PLEASE NOTE! A DIFFERENT ROUTE! Due to Martin’s Point Bridge construction, there is a different route this year. Details are below. COURSE LAYOUT/CLOSURES

• Outbound Ocean Ave from Washington Ave 8 am to 9 am • Inbound Ocean Ave from Ledgewood 9 am to 1 pm • No through traffic on Washington Avenue (detour onto Ocean Avenue in bound) 9 am to 1 pm • No through traffic on Morse Street or Fernald Street

START/FINISH Baxter Boulevard Forest Avenue end START runners proceed out Baxter Boulevard taking a left into the first entrance to Payson Park, to a right onto Fernald Street, crossing Washington Avenue to Morse to a right onto Ocean Ave (Rt 9)

FALMOUTH ROAD CLOSURES 8 AM TO 1 PM: Middle Road (Rt 9) from the Portland Line to Lunt Road • Lunt Road from Middle Road to Route 1 • Depot Road from Route 1 to Route 88 • Route 88 from Depot Road to Cumberland Town Line • No access onto Route 88 via Johnson Road (all local traffic access only)

Route 9 Middle Road into Falmouth to a right onto Lunt, cross Route 1 to Depot to a left onto Route 88 and head north. HALF MARATHON: Out Route 88 to do a turnaround on Route 88 at Mill Creek, to a right onto Mussel Cove Lane, loop around and back to a right onto Route 88 and return to the finish same as on the way out, but reversed.

EXPECT HEAVY DELAYS THESE INTERSECTIONS 9 AM TO 1 PM: Middle Road/Lunt Road • Route 1/Lunt & Depot Road • Johnson Road/ Route 88 (local traffic only) •

MARATHON AND RELAY: Out Route 88 to Yarmouth to a right onto Gilman Road, cross Princess Point Road, continue on Gilman to a left onto Royall Point Road, go in part way, do a turnaround and return taking a right onto Larrabee Landing Road to a right back onto Gilman to Route 88 and head back to the finish reverse as coming out.TRAFFIC MAY BE SLOW, SO PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR DELAYS.

DETOURS: Use Falmouth Road to Allen Avenue to Portland • Use Ledgewood to Allen Avenue to Falmouth Road to Falmouth

CUMBERLAND EXPECT HEAVY DELAYS 9 AM TO 1 PM: Intersection of Tuttle Road and Route 88 YARMOUTH ROAD CLOSURES 9 AM TO 11 AM: Gilman Road from Route 88 to Drinkwater • Royall Point Road and Larrabee Landing Road


PORTLAND ROAD CLOSURES: Payson Park & Baxter Boulevard 5 am to 3pm EXPECT HEAVY DELAYS THESE INTERSECTIONS 8 AM TO 1 PM: Ocean Avenue/Washington Ave • Washington Ave/Fernald & Morse Streets • Ocean Avenue/Morse Street

EXPECT HEAVY DELAYS THESE INTERSECTIONS 9 AM TO 11 AM: Route 88 and Gilman Road • Princess Point Road and Route 88 • Princess Point Road and Gilman Road COUSINS ISLAND DETOUR: Take Drinkwater to Morton to Princess Point Road to Route 88 • Reverse to return to island

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September 27, 2013

Believe it or not, fall sports season half over

As the calendar flips from summer to fall, local athletes are roughly midway through their seasons. Some trends have emerged and many questions remain as big showdowns await. Here’s a glimpse:


Brunswick’s football team passed a big test Friday when it outlasted Cony in a slugfest, 54-38, to improve to 3-0. The Dragons are now the lone undefeated team in Eastern Class B. Brunswick plays host to 2-1 Skowhegan Friday. Last year, the Dragons had no trouble beating Skowhegan at home, 36-14. Mt. Ararat got in the win column Friday for the first time since Oct. 16, 2009, snapping a 29-game skid with a 42-26 victory over Fryeburg Academy to improve to 1-2. The Eagles look to even their record, and have a legitimate chance to do so, when they play at 0-3 Gorham (which has been outscored, 189-10) Friday night. Morse made it two wins in

Roundup Casco Bay Stripers offering free trial The Casco Bay Stripers YMCA swim team is kicking off its season this month. The Stripers are offering a two-week free trial for anyone new wishing to check out the program. Swimmers 10-and-under practice from 4 to 5 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Swimmers 11-13 practice from 5 to 6 p.m. on the same days, as well as 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. FMI, 865-9600, ext. 214.

a row with a 28-8 victory over Gardiner Friday. The 2-1 Shipbuilders are at 0-3 Fryeburg Saturday.

Boys’ soccer

Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team was fifth in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings at press time with a 3-2 record after a 4-1 win at Messalonskee and a 1-0 home loss to Bangor last week. The Dragons were at Edward Little Tuesday, host Skowhegan Saturday and welcome Cony Tuesday of next week. Mt. Ararat sat fifth at 2-2-1 after a 0-0 tie versus Edward Little. The Eagles were home with Cony Tuesday, welcome Bangor Friday and visit Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week. In Western B, Morse was 0-4 and 14th entering Tuesday’s home game versus Medomak. After going to Leavitt Thursday, the Shipbuilders host Camden Hills Saturday and go to Oceanside Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ soccer

On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat is atop the Eastern A Heals at 5-0 after a 2-1 win at Edward Little last week. Libby Ouellette and Nikki Bradstreet had the goals. The Eagles were back in action Tuesday at Cony. They go to Bangor Saturday and host Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week. Brunswick sat eighth at 2-3 after a 4-0 home win over Messalonskee and a 2-0 loss at Bangor last week. The Dragons hosted Edward Little Tuesday, go to Skowhegan Friday and visit Cony Tuesday of next week. In Western B, Morse was second to Cape Elizabeth in the Heals at press time after a 4-0 win at Gardiner and a 7-0 home loss to Waterville last week. In the win, Miracle Trimble scored twice, while Amanda Gagne and Ruth Nadeau both had one goal. The Shipbuilders

were at Medomak Tuesday and hosted Leavitt Thursday. They visit Camden Hills Saturday and welcome Oceanside Tuesday of next week.

Field hockey

Mt. Ararat’s field hockey team was 2-5 and eighth in Eastern A at press time. The Eagles lost, 5-0, at Lawrence last Tuesday, then got in the win column with a 6-0 win at Brunswick and a 3-0 victory at Hampden. Mt. Ararat was home with Edward Little Tuesday and goes to Lewiston Thursday. The Eagles host Bangor Tuesday of next week. Brunswick fell to 1-6 and 11th after a 4-0 loss at Oxford Hills and a 6-0 home loss to Mt. Ararat. The Dragons were home with Messalonskee Tuesday and played at Mt. Blue Thursday. They welcome Hampden Academy Tuesday of next week. In Western B, Morse was 1-6 and 10th after sandwiching losses at Mt. View (5-0) and Oceanside (7-0) around a 6-0 home victory over Nokomis. The Shipbuilders were home with Waterville Tuesday and at Winslow Thursday. They host Gardiner Monday.

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Mt. Ararat hosted five schools, including Brunswick and Morse, at a cross country meet Friday. The Eagles boys were first and had the top three finishers (Sam Wood, Nathan MacKenzie and Matt Gott). The Shipbuilders were third (Christopher Walfield placed fifth individually) and the Dragons fourth (Christopher Tanner came in 10th). In the girls’ meet, Brunswick was first, Mt. Ararat second and Morse third. The Dragons got a second-place finish from Teresa Murphy. The Shipbuilders were led by Amy Franklin (fourth). The Eagles were paced by Kelly Lynch (fifth). Brunswick hosted a multiple team meet Thursday.

Left: Morse’s Alec Beveridge battles a Gardiner defender for possession. The Tigers got the game’s lone goal with three minutes to play.

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Mid Coast Benefits

Ongoing Merriconeag Grange meetings every first and third Thursday, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Grange, 529 Harpswell Road, Harpswell, FMI,

Saturday 9/28 Singing for their Supper at the Taste of Brunswick, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Town Mall, Downtown Brunswick, 729-4439, hosted by the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program.

Casco Bay Newcomers Club, group for women who have recently moved to the Portland area, meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at the Muddy Rudder restaurant, 1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, Call Paula at 329-2540 or Linda at 899-0377 for more information.

Bulletin Board Contemplative Photography Outing, Sunday 9/29 and Monday 11/25, 1-4 p.m., The Brunswick Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 443-8649, $10 suggested donation.

Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Sunday 9/29

Call for Volunteers

Harmonaires debut concert, 4 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 7298571.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area, training, call 777-7740,

The Chewed Chair Leg and the Empty Collar: Mementos of Pet Ownership in New England, 4 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 443-2174, free.

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit

Tuesday 10/1 “Green” Funerals and other Non-traditional Funeral Options, noon-1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 510, free.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@

Saturday 10/5 50/50 Style Bingo, 1-3 p.m., Bath Senior Citizens Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455. The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

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ter needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3646. Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick. Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606. People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Meetings Brunswick Mon. 9/30

9 a.m. BDC Bylaws Review Committee

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Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937, $8 adults, $4 children.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or

Red Cross training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at midcoast.redcross. org, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299,, 16 Community Way, Topsham.

Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894,

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715,, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

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Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays, information, 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.

Wednesday 10/2

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Saturday 10/5

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the café, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015. Mid Coast Senior Health Cen-

Saturday 9/28 Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Senior

Gardens & Outdoors Thursday 10/3 Marvelous Mushrooms seminar and hike, 9 a.m., KELT’s Thorne Head Preserve, 92 Front St., Bath, 442-8400.

Current events forum, meets every Thursday through Nov. 21, 12 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 211, free.

Kids & Family The Groovy Gulf of Maine, 4-5 p.m., The Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 442-8400. “Kids Broadway Troupe” and registration for “A Little Princess,” 2-4 p.m., Studio 48 Performing Arts


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Greater Portland Benefits Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative, silent auction of Henry Isaacs’ painting, Oct. 4-Nov. 3, electronic auction at www.capelandtrust. org/auction/, 767-6054.

Friday 9/27 Maine Suitcase Party to benefit Camp Sunshine, 7-11 p.m., private hangar at Portland Jetport, Portland, 879-9800, first class ticket $100, jet-setter ticket $250, additional prices available donations/me_sp.php

Tuesday 10/1 POP! Fundraising Party, 5:30 p.m., The Portland Company, 58 Fore St., Portland, 773-3150, $25 for members, $35 in advance, $40 at door.

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‘Legally Blonde,’ Orli Shaham open seasons By Scott Andrews The sun has just entered its six-month passage below the celestial equator, marking the astronomical start of fall. Concurrently, several of the region’s major arts producers have entered their fall-winter-spring seasons. In South Portland, Lyric Music Theater is off to a sensational start with “Legally Blonde,” one of the biggest and finest productions this topnotch community company has ever offered. Portland Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Robert Moody, opens its 2013-2014 season with two performances of a program featuring Orli Shaham as guest soloist in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Bluegrass is never in or out of season at One Longfellow Square; it’s a recurring feature of this delightful Portland music room. OLS has lined up an all-star roster of local bluegrass artists for a benefit concert this Friday.

‘Legally Blonde’

OMG it’s cute. Like totally entertaining. Those are among the expected – and well-deserved – responses to “Legally Blonde,” the Broadway musical version of the 2001 Hollywood film of the same name, based on the novel by Amanda Brown. “Legally Blonde” was a big hit on the silver screen and now the stage musical is becoming equally popular. The musical has a book by Heather Hach and score by Nell Benjamin and Lawrence O’Keefe. It opened on Broadway in 2007 and garnered seven Tony nominations. It’s had several national tours and has become a favorite of regional companies, both professional and community. Lyric Music Theater is currently running a superb community production of this show through Oct. 5 in South Portland. I’ve seen “Legally Blonde” three times before, and I’m very impressed with how the show affects me on several levels. For starters, there’s the fish-out-of-water comic story of an air-headed Southern California valley girl who ventures east to the hallowed halls of Harvard Law School. After the laughter from the obvious jokes has subsided, there’s a second story of a “dumb blonde” who spectacularly succeeds in a brainy game that was never intended for her. And on the third level there’s the story of a young woman who discovers that she possesses an inner loveliness that’s fully equal to her super-abundant superficial beauty. Two young women of Lyric are proudly strutting their stuff in this show. Most obviously there’s Rachel Liftman in the title role. A welcome newcomer to Lyric, Liftman exudes beauty, brains and heart – and projects these qualities to the far corners of the auditorium. Lyric boasts another young woman whose talents shine in this production. Director Celeste Green – who is excellent playing ingenue roles herself – takes the helm for “Legally Blonde” as director and choreographer. It’s a formidable undertaking, with the large cast and many changes of scene and costume. The choreography alone would be a daunting job,

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interpreter. The 37-year-old virtuoso directs a program devoted to Beethoven’s chamber works, and last year she achieved a “grand slam” by performing all five of his piano concertos. Moody’s program will open with a 1912 fanfare-overture to a seldomperformed ballet by Paul Dukas. The concluding piece is Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, one of the major orchestral works of the 20th century. Rohr notes that No. 5 is very lyrical, somewhat atypical of the composer’s prior symphonies. Portland Symphony Orchestra will perform the first program of its 2013-2014 classical series twice at Merrill Auditocontinued page 25

Rachel Liftman leads a bevy of cheerleaders in the Lyric Music Theater production of “Legally Blonde.” The musical based on the movie and novel of the same name runs through Oct. 5 in South Portland.

and Green manages both with aplomb. (Plus she was elected president of the board of trustees at Lyric’s June annual meeting.) She gets lots of help from the cast, of course. Top supporting actor is Amy Torrey playing a lovelorn hairdresser, Brandon Pullen as her beau and Sean St. Louis-Farrelly as a sleazy law professor. Other notables include Abigail Ackley and Kelsie Camire, leading a “Greek chorus” of sorority sisters, Tommy Waltz, Bryan Robicheau, Heather Libby and Holly Hinchliffe. Lyric Music Theater, 76 Sawyer St. in South Portland, presents “Legally Blonde” through Oct. 5 with 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 799-1421.

Portland Symphony Orchestra

An internationally acclaimed exponent of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven will be the guest artist as the Portland Symphony Orchestra launches its 20132014 season this Sunday and Tuesday. For his season-opener, maestro Robert Moody has engaged Orli Shaham, an Israeli-born New York virtuoso to play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, the featured work. Mark Rohr, the PSO’s program annotator, comments that No. 4 represents archetypal Beethoven – inventive, playful and full of unexpected twists and turns. Known for its unique structure, the concerto is full of surprises for listeners. When composed in 1805, the classical concerto – still a relatively new format – had taken concrete shape in the minds of audiences. So Beethoven deliberately broke many of those rules and conventions, and in the process he redefined the concerto form. Soloist Shaham is a Juilliard-trained pianist who travels around the world performing solo and with chamber and orchestral ensembles. She has also won the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, two prestigious prizes given to further the development of outstanding talent. In addition to her musical education, Shaham holds a degree in history from Columbia University. Shaham is also known as a Beethoven


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Friday, September 27, 5-8 p.m. Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 23 and 27 Pleasant Street

Online Preview: Public Preview: September 26, 5-8 p.m. and September 27, 12-3 p.m. 300 WORKS OF ART BY 150 MAINE ARTISTS ALL ARTWORK $200, FRAMED AND READY TO HANG Reception featuring fabulous food by area restaurants.

“Homer House from the Cliff Walk, Prout’s Neck,” an original oil painting by Maine artist Henry Isaacs, will be up for an electronic silent auction from Oct. 4 to Nov. 3. To place a bid, visit The auction winner is expected to be announced at the annual meeting Nov. 3

Arts Calendar

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

Mid Coast Auditions & Calls for Art The Joy of the Pen writing competition, application deadline Oct. 10, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Books & Authors Friends Book Sale, Friday 9/27, 5-7 p.m.; Saturday 9/28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 9/29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Tuesday 10/1 “Changing Minds: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” discussion and book signing, 6-8 p.m., The Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222.

Film Tuesday 10/1 “They Drive by Night,” 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25, free.

Galleries 10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale, Thursday 9/26, 5-8 p.m.; Friday 9/27, 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick, 5905517.

Sunday 9/29 “Human Nature” artist reception/ talk by Jill Snyder Wallace, 2-5 p.m., Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, runs through Nov. 2.

Museums Friday 9/27 Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists, opening, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bowdoin CollegeMuseumofArt,9400College Station, Brunswick, 725-3124, free.

Theater & Dance Sunday 10/6 Ballet Technique workshop with Erin Coughlin, 2-4 p.m., Studio 48 Performing Arts and Dance Center, 20 Davis St., Brunswick, 798-6966, $45.

lic Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.

Sunday 10/6 “A Two Hundred Year Invasion: The Story of the Vikings in Ireland” talk by author James L. Nelson, 2 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118.

Film Wednesday 10/2 “The Loving Story,” 5-9 p.m., Hannaford Hall USM, 88 Bedford St., Portland, 775-2126, tickets required, http://thelovingstory.bpt. me.

Galleries Scenes from Maine V, Oct. 4-30, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, free. Henry Isaacs: New Work reception Oct. 4, 5-8 p.m., runs through Nov. 30, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, gallery hours Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. To the Ends of the Earth ... and Back: Selections from the Jay I. Kislak Polar Collection, USM Osher Map Library, Forest Ave. and Bedford St., Portland, 780-4850, free, runs through Feb. 27.

Saturday 9/28 Firehouse Arts fundraiser, 5:308 p.m., Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station, 20 Center St., Yarmouth,, $20 suggested donation.

Tuesday 10/1

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Grand Opening, Running with Scissors artist studios and community, 5-8 p.m., Bayside Clay Center at Running with Scissors, 250 Anderson St., Portland, 831-5682.

Saturday 9/28

Friday 10/4

Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Plummer-Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Vittles, opening, 5-8 p.m., runs through Oct. 26, 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773, gallery hours ThursdaySaturday 1-4 p.m.

Monday 9/30 “My Heart is an Idiot” by David Rothbart, 6:30 p.m., Portland Pub-

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Saturday 10/5

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum.

Focus on Faculty: Photographers from MMW+C reception, 5-8 p.m., runs through Nov. 16, PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 517-0200, free, gallery hours Wed.-Sat. noon-5 p.m.

Museums Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails. com. Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, Maine Historical Society Museum, Images of the Longfellow Garden, current exhibits, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children’s hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-

Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773, Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7-plus, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum. com. Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., first Fridays, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

SMCC campus, off Fort Road, South Portland,, 799-6337. Victoria Mansion Museum tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 4502509. General admission is $15 per person. Senior, AAA, group and family discounts available. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, Life Along the Royal River, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Merrill Memorial Library, Main St., Yarmouth, 8466259.

High St., Portland, 773-6128 ext. 318, $25 for lunch, reservations required, Eric Green Party, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 5419190.

Saturday 9/28 Cul de Sax Saxophone Quartet, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660, free. Black Cat Road, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 5419190

Sunday 9/29

Music Portland Symphony Orchestra Beethoven, Prokofiev and Dukas, Sunday 9/29 and Tuesday 10/1, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 775-2126, tickets $25-$75.

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Mavrothi Kontanis, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 879-4629, $10. Acoustic Paddle, 2:30-6:30 p.m., meet at East End Beach, Portland, 370-9730, $55, reservations required.

Thursday 10/3 Shemekia Copeland, 9 p.m.,

Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland, 772-8274, $19 general admission, $29 VIP.

Friday 10/4 Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, $12 advance, $15 at door.

Saturday 10/5 Misfits, 9 p.m., Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland, 772-8274, $22 general admission.

Ongoing Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m. - noon, first and third Saturday, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, ext. 102 or David Bullard Songwriter Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Andy’s Pub, Commercial St.; Solo Night 6 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland. Kirtan!, call and response group chanting meditation, 7-8:30 p.m.,

first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054, Lazy Lightning, Grateful Dead covers and original music, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., or 776-2822.

Theater & Dance “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Friday 9/13-9/29, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, call for tickets. “The School for Lies,” runs Sept. 26-Oct. 13, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Mad Horse Theater at Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 747-4148, $20 adults, $15 seniors/students. “Clybourne Park,” by Bruce Norris, Oct. 2-27, Wed.-Sun. times vary, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, tickets $20$28.

Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561. The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, shaker.lib. Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/ donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 829-9203 . Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse,

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Bluegrass at One Longfellow Square

Whether it’s sweltering hot or freezing cold outside, bluegrass is always in season at One Longfellow Square, the western anchor of Portland’s Arts District and a stalwart outpost of Americana music in its multiple genres and sub-genres. OLS is Portland’s best small music room, with intimate seating for a hundred-plus. A couple of years ago, OLS reorganized itself as a nonprofit arts center and presenter. This Friday, a number of Maine’s best bluegrass artists will donate their services at a concert to benefit the venue. Two well-established Maine-based bands are the bookends. The Jerks of Grass, known for traditional tight harmonies and some non-traditional song selections, will open. The closers will be Erica Brown and Bluegrass Connection, an ensemble built around Maine’s prize-winning fiddle virtuoso. Second up will be mandolin wiz Joe Walsh, performing with Lincoln Stevens and Steve Roy. Walsh is one this country’s top mandolinists, and tours nationally with the Gibson Brothers and other bands. Fiddler Lauren Rioux is a Maine teacher, producer and performer, who’ll be appearing on Friday with Sten Isak. Catch the Bluegrass Bash at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland. Call 761-1757.

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nursing home property. The facility will contain 36 units, and the TIF would help keep them affordable. The Planning Board recently granted River Landing final subdivision and site plan approvals. Elm Street resident Jill Wallace expressed opposition to the TIF, saying she enjoys the neighborly nature of the street, “and I really don’t want a 36-unit structure on that site.” She acknowledged that the current building is “an eyesore,” but suggested there are other possibilities for the property. The other TIF will be anchored by


from page 1 emony Wednesday night, Police Chief Richard Rizzo said the $5.5 million building will serve two important functions for the town. “As a town building, its location at the Brunswick gateway basically welcomes visitors to Brunswick,” Rizzo told a crowd of more than 100 people outside the station. “And more importantly, as a police station, it projects a sense of safety and security to residents and visitors to Brunswick.” But for police, dispatchers and others who use the station, it will also provide an opportunity to provide more privacy to victims, suspects and visitors. At the old station, detective Sgt. Martin Rinaldi said, the cramped conditions couldn’t afford that same kind of privacy. “I’d look across the office down where we were,” he said, “and I could see one detective interviewing a sexual assault victim and another person across the room interviewing someone about a theft, and that, to me, was problematic.

Main Street and will be the second in Topsham designated as municipal (the first is at Topsham Fair Mall). The district will stretch along Main Street from the Frank J. Woods Bridge to near the Interstate 295 overpass, including some property northeast of Route 196. It will also include the Lower Village, Middle Village, Village Center, Limited Industrial, Business Park 2 and Residential 4 zones. John Shattuck, Topsham’s economic and community development director, has said the municipal TIF discussion was prompted by the potential of a Lower Village waterfront park and connected traffic improvements; conveyance of the Topsham Commerce Park (formerly

the U.S. Navy Annex) to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, and continuing budget challenges. “All (the proposal) is doing is increasing the amount of tools that Topsham has in its toolbox to deal with potential business development down the road,” Joshua Spooner of Schoolhouse Crossing Road, a member of Topsham Development, said. Voters also adopted the Elm and Green Streets Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. Recent studies have examined the potential for redevelopment of Topsham’s lower village, including waterfront access, traffic and the feasibility of a riverside trail. But while the area is a significant and

historic component of Topsham’s downtown, a town press release noted earlier this year, it is not included in Topsham’s Main Street plan, nor does it have a specific redevelopment plan. Voters also adopted an amendment to Topsham’s zoning ordinance on light manufacturing uses, and authorized a Community Development Block Grant application. The application is on behalf of Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting Co., for a grant of $270,000. Shattuck said earlier this month that the company has been considering moving into the former Navy Commissary.

So I’d have to say, ‘hang on, we have to find a private place, which is always difficult.’” Now police will have two interview rooms connected by an observation room with one-way windows, and three work rooms, which can be reserved for victims who seek help from third-party crisis services. Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said the larger space means other agencies, like Maine State Police and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, will be able to utilize the space more often if they’re investigating local cases. For Richard Mears, who served as deputy chief from 1984-1996, a new police station has been a long time coming. He said he remembers serving on a police station Building Committee in 1977. Mears said multiple attempts were made by the town and police to get a new building over the past several decades, but it never gained traction with the public. “We were crowded back then,” Mears said. “(With) all the work we needed to get done, we needed to have more room.”

Standing next to Mears, former Chief Jerry Hinton, who served from 19932008, said the space issue could become a big problem at a moment’s notice. “We only had two cells, so if you arrested three of four people, you handcuffed them to rings on the wall (in the main hallway),” Hinton said. “They’re still there today because if they arrested three or four people tonight, they would have to still do that.” Hagan said one of the new station’s more notable features is a sally port in the back of the building that will allow police to park a cruiser inside and take suspects directly to the holding room. In the old station, police would have to park in the back of Town Hall and bring suspects down a set of outdoor stairs, which could be dangerous if weather created slippery conditions, the deputy chief said. Rizzo said the completion of the new police station would’t have been possible without the help of the Town Council, Brunswick Development Corp., the town’s police station Building Committee, Donham and Sweeney Architects and

Ledgewood Construction. The Town Council debated the location and cost of the new station for several years before choosing the Pleasant-Stanwood site in early 2011. A $5.5 million construction bond was approved in April 2012. The new station was originally expected to cost the town about $7.2 million, but the Town Council rejected the figure a month before passing the $5.5 million bond and asking Donham and Sweeney Architects to draft a less-costly design. BDC purchased the Pleasant-Stanwood site in May 2011 on the town’s behalf. The Town Council agreed to swap Town Hall at 28 Federal St. in exchange for the Pleasant-Stanwood property last fall. The development corporation is expected to sell the Town Hall, along with the town’s Recreation Center at 30 Federal St., to Wiscasset-based Coastal Enterprises by April 2014.




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ADVANTAGE HOME CARE, an award winning in-home, non-medical provider for elder care in the greater Portland area, is actively seeking fresh new faces to join our team of experienced caregivers! We are hiring for all shifts including weekends and overnights. Our shifts run from a minimum of 3 hours to 12 hours. Duties vary depending on the client’s needs. We offer ongoing training, a 401k plan, dental insurance and paid vacation. Applicants must: Have a clean driving record, an automobile in good condition, a working personal cell phone and access to email/Internet. Please contact Laura M thru F from 9am-4pm for an application. 699-2570.

Positive men and women are needed to encourage, mentally stimulate and assist our senior clients. Explore the possibilities of becoming a part-time non-medical CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care of Cumberland County. Visit us at the Senior Expo, October 1st from 9am-4pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport, or come to our OPEN HOUSE at the office, 502 Main Street, Gorham, ME on Thursday October 3rd from 10am-3pm







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LIFE SKILLS COACHES Creative Work Systems is accepting applications for full time, part time and relief (fill in) opportunities for Life Skills & Coaches and full time Job Coaches in Lewiston Auburn regions to provide support services that focus on increasing independence to participants with intellectual and physical disabilities. We provide these services in multiple residential settings. Duties include providing personal care, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, incidental transportation and documentation of services provided. Ideally we are seeking candidates with experience providing direct support to participants; however we are prepared to train support professionals in assisting people with disabilities live full and engaged lives. Go to to view our current list of job openings.

Production Technician The Packaging and Distribution facility is seeking a dependable full-time Production Technician. The ideal candidate should have strong mechanical aptitude, the ability to handle multiple tasks and the demands of a diverse department. Welding skills and electronic experience including PLC’s are a plus. Duties include preventive maintenance, trouble shooting and repair of production equipment including repairing any mechanical breakdowns. Duties will also include setting up and supervising the operation of production equipment. Some flexibility in the work schedule. Applicant must be a team player. This is a great opportunity for the right individual. Benefit package is included. Pay commensurate with experience. Please forward cover letter and resume to:

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HOUSE SITTING RESPONSIBLE 43 yr. old female available for house sitting. Will take good care of your pets/plants and house for the winter. Will clean, shovel, sand and salt. References available. Please contact Krista @ (207) 721-8145.

Come see us at the Job Fair in Portland on Sept 17th!

To apply, please contact us by e-mail; ; or by mail 619 Brighton Ave Portland, ME 04102, or fax (207) 879-1146. EOE HELP WANTED Wild Oats Bakery & Café is looking for energetic, outgoing and friendly people to join their counter staff team. As a counter person, you are responsible for genuine and helpful customer service, making sandwiches and coffee drinks, running the cash register and working as part of the team to keep the bakery operations running. Wild Oats is a thriving fromscratch bakery, deli and café in downtown Brunswick and has been awarded the Maine Retailer of the Year and Yankee Magazine’s “Best Taste of Home.” Benefits include meals, generous food discounts, health insurance options and more! To apply, please visit us at the Tontine Mall or email us at

HELP WANTED Wild Oats Bakery & Café is looking for energetic, and friendly people to join their kitchen team as a lunch/prep cook or support staff. As a lunch cook, you are responsible for prepping and cooking soups, deli salads, quiche, casseroles and more; keeping your work area clean; being a conscientious team player. As support staff, you will be doing light food prep, washing dishes, organizing incoming deliveries, laundry and cleaning. Wild Oats is a thriving fromscratch bakery, deli and café in downtown Brunswick and has been awarded the Maine Retailer of the Year and Yankee Magazine’s “Best Taste of Home.” Benefits include meals, generous food discounts, health insurance options and more! To apply, please visit us at the Tontine Mall or email us at

Yankee Yardworks

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• Storm • Lawn Care/Installation • Fencing • LawnCleanups Care/Installation • Fencing • Rototilling • Rototilling • Mulch/Loam/Gravel Deliveries • Mulch/Loam/Gravel Deliveries • Tractor• Tractor Work Work Landscape Design/Installation Design/Installation••Tree Tree Removals/Pruning Removals/Pruning •• Landscape DrivewaySealing/Sweeping Sealing/Sweeping •• Spring/Fall Spring/Fall Clean-ups Clean-ups ••Driveway


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MASON For all your Masonry Needs Over 40 Years of Experience 233-9257 MARK ABOURJAILY’S Stone Construction and Masonry. Build, Maintain and Restore Stone Walls, Patios, Walkways, steps and more. Point Chimneys, Steps, foundations, fireplaces and other Masonry. FREE Estimates and Fully Insured. I am involved in every project from start to finish am committed to giving my best and always bring a passion for building with stone. Call or email me for a free quote: 207-653-3701 Check out my website at:




Seth M. Richards Interior & Exterior Painting & Carpentry

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

BIG JOHN’S MOVING R e s i d e n t i a l / C o m m e rc i a l Households Small And Large Office Relocations Packing Services Cleaning Services Piano Moving Single Item Relocation Rental Trucks loaded/unloaded OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 828-8699 We handle House-to-House relocations with Closings involved. No extra charge for weekend, gas mileage or weight. Happy Holidays!

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Call SETH • 207-491-1517 J. Rose Home Repairs Fall Projects? I can help! Finish carpentry. Interior/Exterior R e m o d e l , Painting,Flooring,Doors, Windows, Decks Fences & More. Experienced Professional quality customer service. Always a Senior and Veteran Discount. Insured. Referrals upon request. Call John today 807-7222.


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RENTALS OFFICE SPACE in Historic Yarmouth. Corner of Main and Portland Streets. First floor office suite. On-site/street parking. Available at $1000.00/month, heat & hot water included. Call 207846-4325. WESTBROOK- IN HOME room for rent. Cable/Internet included. N/S. Not on bus line. $450/month. Deposit required. Call 856-1146. SUGARLOAF TRUE TRAILside seasonal rental in Birchwood I. One bedroom, post and beam Condo. Walk everywhere. Ski to Sawduster Chair. Well appointed. $9,000 for the season. Call 207-899-7641. S. FREEPORT, spacious 5 rooms, eat-in kitchen, near marinas, extras, $1250 includes heat. 329-4628

ROOFING/SIDING Dinsmore Brothers Roofing - 25 years of experience in residential roofing. Harry Dinsmore 632-2878

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CREATIVE WORK SYSTEMS Become a part of our dynamic and talented team of human service professionals and make a difference in lives of others living in your community. We are looking for a few key people to join our team.

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


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VACATION RENTALS SCENIC TUSCANY- Charming 1 bedroom apartment equipped, old world patio, backyard, great views. Historic hillside village, ocean and Florence close by. $725.00 weekly. 207-767-3915.

VACATION RENTALS SUGARLOAF-1/2 share rental Luxurious-3BR/4BA, 3-level Black Bear condo.Walk to lift, fireplace, granite, hardwoods. Includes February break & prime ski months-March&April. $13,500 + 1/2 utilities. 207650-7154.




YARD SALES YARD SALE in FALMOUTH 6 Evergreen Drive. Saturday Sept. 28th, 8-1. Huge yard sale, rain or shine. Misc, household, tools, camping, fishing, hunting, archery. Garage Sale Sat-Sun Sept 28-29

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Harpswell from page 1

and-sale agreement because “it appears to have redactions and omissions and as the principal contract is not signed by anyone other than John Goodwin, Trustee.” In addition, the filing says neither CB/ CIS nor Goodwin, who is a plaintiff in the lawsuit, have no standing because neither are an “inhabitant of the town of Harpswell.”

“The sentences (in the complaint) suggest that the lawsuit is commenced to ‘vindicate’ the rights of the inhabitants of Harpswell and the Defendants deny that,” the court filing says. “Indeed, (the Aspatores) view the Complaint, particularly where it has not been commenced by the representatives of the Inhabitants of Harpswell, namely, the town of Harpswell, as having been initiated to be vindictive towards the Defendants.” The Aspatores are asking the court to

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award them costs and attorney fees. Their lawyer, Judy Metcalf of Eaton Peabody, will not respond to requests for comment pertaining to the lawsuit, a receptionist at the law firm said Monday. The beach group is also suing Charles and Sally Abrahamson, owners of Cedar Beach Road, to affirm a prescriptive easement over the private road that would allow passage from public space to the Aspatores’ land. In addition, CB/CIS is seeking an al-

• land • homes • rentals • commercial • summer property

ternate path to Cedar Beach via proposed easements over land owned by supporters of beach access. CB/CIS had previously attempted to negotiate with the Abrahamsons for a prescriptive easement on Cedar Beach Road, but failed because the Harpswell Board of Selectmen was unable to reach an agreement with the Aspatores for terms of use. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

FREEPORT REducEd 1170 sf. South Freeport mobile home next to Winslow Park. Water view. Going back to Florida. Bought another Maine house. Must sell $17,900

Over 20,000 Moves, with a 99% “Willing to Recommend” Customer Rating direct: 207-253-3219 office: 207-773-1990 cell: 207-756-1855

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Sugarloaf Maine • 2293 Maple Drive

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Located directly on the Stubbs Trail with excellent access to the Whiffletree Quad, Brackett Basin and Outdoor Center as well as snowshoe trails on Burnt Mt. This colorful town home comes with 4 bedrooms, 2 full and one half bath and over 1600 SQ FT of comfy mountain living. Fully applianced kitchen and lower level laundry center. Recently renovated, including new roof, new siding and new exterior deck. Strong Condo Association with excellent attention to owner’s needs


For Lease Flex/Office/Warehouse 5,000± Square Feet to 11,190± Square Feet



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HARPSWELL ~ Perched high on a bluff, “Merriman Farm” offers spectacular sunrise/ocean views over Harpswell Sound to Halfway Rock. Original stenciling by Rufus Porter graces the entryway. Features include MBR suite, pumpkin pine floors/paneling, many updates, classic barn, 2-car garage. New windows, roof, furnace, electrical, plumbing, well, sheet rock, and insulation make this a warm pleasant home. A great opportunity. Future division potential. $695,000

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Private Waterfront home with 150’ on Casco Bay. Beautiful & pristine w/ granite kitchen, wonderful open floor plan, ocean views from every room. Lg wrap around deck and central a/c for those hot summer days! MLS # 1096115 Brett’s Team $619,000

Historic home with gorgeous views. Near area beaches and Ferry Beach State Park with ROW to Saco River. Includes a legal one bedroom apartment. MLS # 1091017 Brett’s Team $294,000

Cumberland- Beautiful colonial style home on 1.6 acre wooded lot. Granite kitchen with large center island, hardwood floors & a wonderful master suite. Spiffy home, move right in!! MLS # 1095549 Brett’s Team $339,000








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Portland- Beautiful, well cared for Dutch Colonial in one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods. Newly configured master bedroom suite and newly done baths. Home has hdwd floors throughout and loaded with character. Large, gorgeous, fenced in backyard! MLS # 1110724 Brett’s Team $319,000

Beautiful Crescent Lake cottage. Relax on the wonderful screened in porch or take a boat ride from your own private mooring or dock. Full basement for year round use. Neat as a pin!! MLS # 1098716 Brett’s Team $199,000

Pownal Dream Home. Set on a beautiful, picturesque lot. Home sits well off a country road yet convenient to everyday destinations. Stunning home, quality throughout including a large Viking kitchen. Attached in law apartment includes 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. MLS # 1084486 Brett’s Team $597,500




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Molnlycke from page 1

“It’s really exciting. It feels like it’s been a long road, but it’s great to see everything come together, “ Dignum said. “We have the building finally. We have most of the equipment in place now, and the majority of the team. Bringing those people together is what’s going to bring the factory to life.” While it cost Molnlycke about $14 million to build the new facility, Dignum said, it cost the company $47 million in total investments to get the plant up and running. Dignum said the facility is expected to produce about 23 million wound-care

dressings in 2014. But once production has ramped up, and depending on market demand, the plant could eventually produce as many as 100 million a year. “It purely depends on how the market continues to grow,” he said. Molnlycke decided to build at Brunswick Landing because of its proximity to Wiscasset, home of Rynel, a subsidiary bought by the company in 2010. Rynel creates the foam used in Molnlycke’s advanced bandage product and helped it establish a U.S. presence. Dignum said a tax increment financing plan approved by the Brunswick Town Council last December was another key factor. Molnlycke is expected to receive nearly $3 million in TIF revenue from the


town over a 20-year period. As described in the company’s TIF application, the revenue will be used for “site improvements, building construction, machinery, and equipment purchases, project financing and employee training.” Molnlycke is also deciding whether to expand its facilities at Brunswick or Wiscasset with another subsidiary it purchased in 2012. “That’s still being considered,” Dignum said, “There are a number of options. It really comes down to the most viable business plan.” Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, which is charged with redeveloping the former naval air base that closed in 2011, turned over the facility

to Molnlycke in March. At the time, state Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner George Gervais said the company “will make Maine a more competitive state.” MRRA has since attracted other companies, including Tempus Jets, and has nearly reached capacity on property conveyed by the U.S. Navy. “Most of what we have ... is either under contract, we’re negotiating with somebody, or has been sold or leased,” MRRA Chairman John Peters said. “We’re almost out of inventory, which is a wonderful thing.” Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

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