www.theforecaster.net October 8, 2010
Vol. 6, No. 41
News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell
Facing opposition, city council details police station plan By Phil Divece BRUNSWICK — The planned location for a new police station – “the worst-kept secret in town” – got an exhaustive airing at Monday night’s Town Council meeting. The nearly 90-minute discussion was in response to a petition drive launched by a former city councilor, Karen Klatt. The petition seeks to overrule the council’s Sept. 20 approval of a $1.175 million bond package to buy four contiguous lots on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood Streets. At the core of the issue is the council’s decision not to include wording in the bond measure that purchase of the proposed
1.61-acre site is for the construction of a new two-story police station. That purpose was however, discussed by the council in open session at four previous meetings, including a public hearing held prior to the approval of the bond measure. Chairwoman Joanne King said Monday night’s discussion was an attempt to lay to rest any lingering doubts as to what the land was being bought for and to address why other locations, including the former Times Record building, were rejected. In reviewing the history, Town Manger Gary Brown said the town-owned Times Record See page 22
Bath council delays decision on expanding campaign sign limits By Alex Lear BATH — The City Council tabled a proposed ordinance amendment Wednesday that would have broadened the amount of time political and campaign signs are allowed on private property. The current ordinance says political signs cannot be posted on private lots more than six weeks before an election. The amendment would have barred those signs before the
Tuesday after Labor Day for November general elections and more than eight weeks prior to any special election or primary. Rabyrne Hutton of High Street brought the matter before the council at a recent meeting. “It seemed to me that six weeks prior to any election was quite arbitrary,” he said. “Normally ... campaigning starts in the fall, the
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Justin Roy struggles with the pumpkin his daughter selected in the pumpkin patch on Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Freeport Historical Society’s 35th annual Pettengill Farm Day. Other activities included a corn maze, storytelling, apple cider pressing, wagon rides and demonstrations by several master tradesmen.
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FEMA pulls flood maps, promises to work with coastal communities By Randy Billings HARPSWELL — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is withdrawing new flood insurance maps proposed for Cumberland and York counties. Instead, FEMA on Friday said it will undertake a more collab-
orative approach to redraw the floodplain maps, which could affect waterfront development and force property owners to buy more expensive insurance. The agency’s decision comes after intervention from the state’s Congressional delegation and a flood of concern from
communities, many of which had hired an independent consultant to contest the proposed maps. When FEMA released the maps earlier this year, oceanfront properties in many communities, including Portland, South Portland, Falmouth,
Harpswell and Cape Elizabeth were included in the floodplain for the first time. But FEMA announced on Oct. 2 that it was pulling the proposed maps and ending a 90-day appeal period, so the agency can work with stakeholders to draw more accurate maps.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, RMaine, who asked FEMA officials in a Sept. 13 letter revisit the maps for Cumberland and York counties, applauded the agency’s decision. “It is clear that FEMA is lis-
INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................25 Community Calendar......20
Meetings.........................20 Obituaries.......................13 Opinion.............................7 Out & About....................19
People & Business.........14 Police Beat.....................12 Real Estate.....................30 Sports.............................15
Stretch run Bath City Council: arrives for 6 candidates Mid-Coast teams for 3 seats Page 15
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October 8, 2010
Family-owned Freeport business closing after 17 years By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Play and Learn, an independently owned and operated toy store and teacher resource center store on Lower Main Street, will close by the end of the year. After 17 years in business, owners Tom and Sandy Purington said they decided to close the store, retire early, travel and spend time with family. “This is bittersweet for us,” Sandy Purington said. “We are looking forward to retirement, but we know our decision will affect our employees and customers.” The 11,000-square-feet business sells toys, educational materials and art supplies for children of all ages. Tom READY PICKED APPLES
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Purington said it is the largest teacher resource store in New England and the only one of its kind in Maine. Purington said when the first store opened, everything fit in a 1,500-squarefoot space. They grew into a larger space a few years later, and in 2003, the couple signed a lease for their current location. Their children have graduated from college and are not interested in taking over the business, Tom Purington said,
and with an uncertain economy and budget cuts to schools, they decided it was the right time to retire. “We are looking forward to the unwritten chapter,” Tom said. “We are excited to experience a Maine summer after all these years.” Myra Hopkins, executive director of Freeport Merchants Association, said the business has provided a great service to teachers and families in Freeport and Brunswick. “It will be sad to see them go,” Hopcontinued page 22
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Sandy and Tom Purington will close their Play and Learn teacher resource center on Lower Main Street in Freeport by the end of the year.
Bath rings in fall with annual Autumnfest event By Alex Lear BATH — The City of Ships rings in the new season Saturday, Oct. 9, with its annual Autumnfest event. The celebration, presented by Main Street Bath, includes the 12th annual Citizen Involvement Day, which will be held at Waterfront Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature food, music and more than 50 booths that represent area organizations. Children’s events, a tree-planting ceremony, a root beer tent and dancing with Tony Zumba will be among the activities
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offered. Old Grey Goose International will provide music at Waterfront Park, as will The Roberts on Front Street. The awards ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Plant Home is sponsoring a pie-baking contest at Waterfront Park, or inside the Bath Elks’ Lodge in case of rain. Apple or pumpkin pies should be submitted to the Plant Home table at the park between 10 and 11 a.m. Local owners of food-related businesses will judge the appearance and taste of the pies. Other Autumnfest activities include the Great Scarecrow Event, to be held at the Customs House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and fire truck rides from City Hall. Downtown scavenger hunt forms can be found outside Ornament, 11 Centre St., and all the items listed can be found at downtown
businesses. Finished forms will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Gift of Bath gift certificate. About 25 Bath restaurants and shops will offer “Shop Locally” rewards. Customers who spend at least $50 at participating Bath businesses during Autumnfest will receive a $10 Gift of Bath certificate. Lisa-Marie’s Made-in-Maine craft show will be held on Front Street between Elm and Summer streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Halcyon Yarm will hold its annual open house with demonstrations and discounts all day, and many other downtown businesses will host special activities and sales. Call Carolyn Lockwood, Bath community development coordinator, for more information at 443-8330. Log onto visitbath.com for a full schedule of events, or pick up a brochure downtown. Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or email@example.com.
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Harpswell seeks sign designs HARPSWELL — Town officials are looking for creative ideas from property owners or residents for “Welcome” signs to be placed at two locations, one on Route 123 and the other on Route 24. Selectmen recently appointed a Design Review Committee that will narrow submissions to be voted on the March 2011 annual Town Meeting. The winning designer will be awarded $500. Proposal forms are available on the town’s website. Responses must be returned to the town office by noon, Nov. 1.
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(Cole’s) resignation,” Chairman Edward Harris said in a press release. “Under Susan’s outstanding leadership, People Plus merged with the Teen Center making People Plus truly a community for all ages.” Harris noted that Cole directed the move to People Plus’ new 35 Union St. site, which has facilities for teens through
older adults. He added that Cole’s management allowed People Plus to end fiscal 2010 with an operating surplus, “overcoming the financial complexities and uncertainties of the move.” Cole, who said personal and family considerations triggered her acceptance of a new position closer to her Portland home, called serving People Plus a
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BRUNSWICK — Curtis Friends is seeking donations of used books in good condition for the Curtis Kids book sale on Nov. 13. All proceeds from the sale will support Curtis Kids programs. Funds from last year’s sale were used to publish the new Family Resource Handbook, purchase books for the Curtis Kids collection and sponsor the summer reading program. Preschool through middle school books, DVDs, audio books and games can be left at the Curtis Memorial Library circulation desk. For more information call 725-5242.
BRUNSWICK — Organizers of TEDxDirigo announced a final call for applications to attend the first TEDx conference in Maine on Sunday, Oct. 10. The independently produced event, operated under license from TED, will be held at the Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery in the Fort Andross Mill from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fifteen local change-makers will speak on topics ranging from technology and the creative economy to education and philosophy. The inaugural event is designed to be a catalyst for bringing change into the state, where new ideas are funded and supported. For more information contact Michael Gilroy at 725-522 or visit tedxdirigo.com.
Hospital plans Brunswick walk-in clinic BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hospital announced plans for a Walk-In Clinic and Adult Primary Care Facility as part of JHR Development’s Maine Street Station project. Construction will begin this fall for a planned spring opening in 2011. The new $5 million, 2-story medical office building, already approved in the Maine Street Station master plan, will total approximately 20,000 square feet. About half of the building will be used for the region’s first walk-in clinic for non-emergency visits, and as offices for adult primary care, according to Lois
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Bath City Council: 6 candidates for 3 seats By Alex Lear BATH — City Councilors Mari Huoarti Eosco and Ruthe Pagurko each face contests this year in their re-election bids. Bryce Payne is challenging Eosco for the Ward 5 seat and Cal Stilphen is running against Pagurko in Ward 7. Steve Brackett and Benjamin Burden are the candidates for the at-large seat being relinquished by Councilor Wayne Cochrane. All three positions have three-year terms.
At-Large Steve Brackett Brackett, 53, of Middle Street, is married and has three children. The Georgia native has co-owned Brackett’s Market at
185 Front St. with his wife, Kimberly, for 14 years. As a business owner and employer, he said, “looking at the makeup of the council I feel like there needs to be a little bit difference balance .... I’m a fiscal conserBrackett vative, and I think perhaps a business owner will bring a different view to the table.” Brackett said he was surprised by the City Council’s 5-4 decision in February to borrow up to $300,000 for installation of artificial turf at McMann Field, given the tough financial climate. A petition
sent the matter to the polls in June, where residents voted 1,522 to 861 to reverse the council decision. The council ultimately voted 5-1 last month in favor of the field upgrade, as long as no taxpayer funds were used for the project. “I thought that was a much better approach,” Brackett said. He said his regular presence at the market would make him accessible to constituents. This is his first foray into politics. “I live here, work here, my kids attended school here,” Brackett said. “... When you look at what is supposed to represent citizens, it looks to me like I could do that.”
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Burden, 48, of Front Street, is coowner of Maine Hosting Solutions at 122 Front St., which he started with Dan Eosco in 1996. Recently remarried, Burden has a daughter from a previous marriage. He spent most of his childhood in Maine and moved back in Burden the early 1990s. He spent six years on the Main Street Bath board, and was president in 2007. He was Heritage Days coordinator in 2008, a board member of the Plant Home last year and is a corporator at Bath Savings Institution. Burden said council meetings could sometimes be more efficient, and “I think I can lend a hand there with my business experience, and kind of getting right to the point and getting some action done, instead of a lot of talking about it.” He said he welcomes anything that can make Bath more efficient and, in doing
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By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — When voters go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect local and state representatives, residents of Cumberland County will also vote on whether to approve the county’s first charter. For the past 250 years, the county has operated without a charter, instead following rules that were set by the state Legislature. Two years ago, voters elected a committee whose mission was to create a Cumberland County Charter. The nine-member commission completed its work this summer and is sending to voters a charter that proposes revising several aspects of county government. If approved, it will eliminate the elected positions of treasurer and register of deeds. The treasurer’s duties – which basically consist of signing checks – will be absorbed by the county-hired finance director. The register of deeds position would become an appointed job. The positions of sheriff, judge of probate, register of probate and district attorney would remain elected. The Charter Commission is also recommending increasing the number of commissioners from three to five. Currently, commissioners each represent about 90,000 people each. Increasing the commission to five members would give each commissioner about 50,000 constituents. Cumberland County has more than 250,000 residents and 28 municipalities, including Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Long Island, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Freeport, Brunswick and Harpswell. To read the proposed charter, go to cumberlandcountychartercommission.org. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ward 5 Bryce Payne Payne, 57, of Willow Street, is retired after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy, which he completed as Wing 5 maintenance master chief at Brunswick Naval Air Station. He is married, has one daughter and has lived in Bath since 1986. “I see things getting prioritized and things happening, Payne and I think that there are some improvements that could be made,” Payne said, adding that Bath has a lot of infrastructure that should be improved. Such work must be done sensibly, he noted, explaining that he has seen instances in Bath, such as on North Street, where a street has been repaved and then soon after torn up for further work. “I want to be able to look at the books and see where our tax increases and tax dollars have gone, and are they prioritized correctly,” Payne said. He suggested that when Bath’s roads are opened for work such as sewer and water line installation, thought could
be given to running power lines underground to reduce the number of utility poles in the city. This would be Payne’s first time on a city board. He said service is important and he cares about people and his community.
Mari Huoarti Eosco Eosco, 37, of Washington Street, is a mother of two small children who served four years as director of Main Street Bath prior to her election to the City Council. Born and raised in Bath, she finished the remaining nine months in the term of the late Councilor Eosco Jack Hart prior to winning her current full term. “I’ve learned a lot already, and I like to be involved, and I like to understand what’s going on behind the scenes, and take concerns and questions from constituents, and bring those to the city and help find solutions,” Eosco said. She noted the importance of the city upgrading its aging infrastructure, like roads and sewer lines. “We’ve got a city with strong bones,” she said, “but we need to be continuing to work on what’s underneath.”
Eosco, who runs a Facebook page called Living in Bath, praised the prosperity of the city’s downtown and the citizens who help to make that happen. She has served or continues to serve on boards of the Chocolate Church Arts Center, Skate Park and Main Street Bath. She also chairs the city’s Parking committee and is a corporator of Bath Savings Institution. “I have experience now,” she said. “I know a lot of my constituents, I’m very familiar with my ward, and I enjoy working with the city staff and finding solutions.”
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Stilphen, 60, of Old Brunswick Road, is a lifelong Bath resident. A widower with two children, he contracts with insurance companies to do commercial and industrial property evaluations. “You get to a point Stilphen in your life where you have the time, and you still have the energy, and the interest to stand up and get involved,” he said. “I love Bath,” Stilphen added. “And I want to be involved with the process that ensures this city remains a great and affordable place to live, not so much for me but for my children and my grandchildren.” He said he would like to see the City Council be a little more collaborative,
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Students requiring restraint should be expelled Anyone mystified by the poor results of our public education system despite ever increasing public funding needs look no further that the recent series in the Forecaster on school policies governing “physical restraint” of students who apparently cannot comport with behavior not requiring “physical restraint.” The apparent focus in the articles is the potential for choking for students with behaviors requiring physical restraint. The real point, not addressed in the articles, is how in such an evolved, enlightened and educated society have we gotten to the point where there are so many students so frequently requiring “physical restraint” that we need such detailed policies and procedures. The real issue is why are students requiring “physical restraint” allowed to remain in our public schools to disrupt and impede the education of what I must assume are the vast majority of students who do not require physical restraint to behave? Apparently, it is not enough that teachers are required to engage in combat, they must also engage in combat without risking injury to the misbehaving student. It seems no doubt we have gotten here by exalting the ever expanding rights of the misbehaving “victim,” with a recently defined “diagnosis,” to completely overrun the rights of the vast majority of non-disruptive students. The cost, in terms of dollars and in the lack of achievement to the majority, is incalculable. The question isn’t “how do we make the policy safer;” it is “why can’t we expel the students who can’t behave without physical restraint?” Michael K. Martin Cumberland
Clammer supports Gerzofsky for Dist. 10 As member of the Freeport Shellfish Commission, a lifetime clammer and an advocate for clean coastal waters, I am writing to express my strong support for Stan Gerzofsky for the Maine State Senate representing District 10. I’ve seen first-hand why Stan has gained a reputation in Augusta as a legislator who can get things done for the working man and Maine’s small businesses. In the last few years, he was able to lead the way on legislation that has, without a doubt, saved Maine’s $50 million shellfish industry. He helped save jobs and the Maine tradition of digging for wild Maine soft-shell clams (“steamers”). Stan has accomplished this by advocating for clean water and applying common sense and modern approaches to environmental issues. He has rooted out government incompetence. While Stan may get more attention for the hundreds of decent jobs he recently worked to bring to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, Stan also deserves recognition for what he has done for Maine’s shellfish harvesters. For example, his work to bring in new policies and new faces to the Department of Marine Resources helped lead to the re-classification of the New Meadows Lake Estuary in 2009. Long closed, this important harvesting area re-opened. The timing of that re-classification happened to coincide with a decline in local soft-shell clam stocks. As a result, many shellfish harvesters were able to diversify and adjust their harvesting to the most appropriate resource at the time, allowing soft-shell stocks to recover. Because Stan and DMR responded to the situation the harvesting season was significantly more productive than it otherwise would have been. I hope you will join me in voting for Stan Gerzofsky in 2010. Chad Coffin Freeport
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Vote for Cumberland County Charter On November 2, 2010 voters in Cumberland County will have the opportunity to adopt the county’s first-ever home rule charter. Currently, the county operates without a charter. A charter is a template by which we organize and manage our government. It lays the legal foundation for what kinds of services the county will provide in the future. Cumberland would be the third county to adopt a charter — after Aroostook and Knox counties. You began the process to adopt a home rule charter in November of 2008 when you elected six of us to serve on a charter commission. We now offer you the results of our two-years investigation: a more-efficient form of regional government, which will improve the way the County delivers services to participating communities, and reduce the cost of delivering them. Voters will enjoy greater transparency and accountability in government. The Charter Commission believes residents will directly benefit from new and innovative programs and services, such as the successful Community Development Block Grants and the new countywide 9-1-1 service, which brings top-notch emergency response to participating communities. The Charter Commission urges you to vote ‘yes’ on question 4 on your state ballot: County Charter Referendum: “Shall the County approve the new Charter recommended by the Charter Commission?” You have an opportunity to make a decision that will impact you, your family and neighbors for years to come. Please visit our website at www.cumberlandcountychartercommission.org to view the Charter and to contact Charter Commissioners. Thank you. Kathleen Babeu Cumberland
Thomas in Senate District 10 It’s well known that Maine is in the highest tier for tax burden, and the lowest tier for business friendliness. Clearly, we face an unsustainable future. This is the consequence of the stifling policies and overregulation of a Democrat majority that has ruled the state for 35 years. They have overburdened a vibrant resource based economy and collapsed it into a coughing and sputtering failure, barely able to fund our demise. Maine demographics are in tragic decline; our young people, who should be building families, businesses, and futures here, leave the state as soon as they are able, seeking
promise and prosperity elsewhere. Scott Thomas of Freeport is challenging entrenched incumbent Sen. Stan Gerzofsky for the Senate District 10 seat. Scott has the wisdom, experience, and demeanor of a confident leader. He knows that the failed policies of the past 35 years have brought us to this crisis of decline, and cannot lift us back to a desirable and sustainable future. Scott recognizes, like the rest of us, that lifetime legislators like Stan Gerzofsky, seeking his 11th and 12th consecutive years in office, are more interested in preserving their own power, rather than reversing the decline of Maine’s fortunes. Join me in electing Scott Thomas our state senator, so he can bring leadership and fresh thinking to Augusta, restore Maine’s spirit, and secure a bright future for all. Pem Schaeffer Brunswick
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I am writing in support of Fred Horch for state representative. Fred is a friend, and I sincerely respect him and his wonderful family. But that is not why I will be voting for him. Rather, I will be voting for Fred because he truly is the best choice to represent Brunswick. When I first met Fred nearly eight years ago, he was in the due diligence phase of opening a new venture – the business that is now F.W. Horch Sustainable Goods. Since 2006, F.W. Horch has been a fixture in downtown Brunswick and our community generally. That reality – particularly in these uniquely trying economic times – is no accident. Rather, F.W. Horch’s ongoing success is a reflection of the fact that, as a businessman, Fred embodies a level of pragmatism, entrepreneurism, wisdom and measured fiscal prudence that will serve him (and us) well in Augusta. While some voters might reflexively assume that Fred is a “fringe” candidate with a narrow agenda simply because of his Green Party affiliation, that assumption is absolutely incorrect. Indeed, anyone who peruses Fred’s website will recognize that Fred is conversant on a broad array of key issues affecting Maine, and has the intellect, work ethic and advocacy skills that we should expect from all elected officials. Fred’s demonstrated acumen on both business/ economic and social issues easily distinguishes him from his rivals, and I will be proud to place my trust in him on Nov. 2. Jeffrey Piampiano Brunswick
October 8, 2010
The case of the shrinking Saltines The other day, I got a call from the high school nurse. My daughter, Ophelia, needed to be picked up. Apparently, her symptoms indicated that she may have suffered a concussion: nausea, lightheadedness, No Sugar trouble focusing on her work. How might this have happened, the school nurse inquired? It was a reach, but I interjected that perhaps it may have had something to do with the fact that her 11-year-old brother, Charles, had, two nights earlier, kicked her with enough force to leave a skateboarding shoe imprint upon her delicate forehead. So I picked her up, took her home and then headed to the Sandi Amorello local grocery store to gather Saltine crackers, ginger ale and the makings for homemade chicken noodle soup. The usual trio of healing. As I opened the box of saltines, I noticed something was amiss. The crackers just didn’t “feel” right in my hand as I slid them from their protective plastic sleeve. Upon closer inspection, I ascertained that they indeed were not “right.” They were not the same Saltines I had been serving my nauseated children for the past 17 years. They were smaller. Most people may not have noticed, but, being a designer and quite aware of details, I noticed. They had shaved a quarter inch or so off of the width of each cracker. Our Saltines had shrunk.
This was disturbing to me on a number of levels. First, they still cost the same price. Second, it was just another casualty to add to my list of shrinking food items. It began with cans of Campbell’s soup. They got smaller. Next, it was cans of tuna. Shrunk. After that, it was boxes of cereal. Still the same height. Still the same width – so when they sit upon a shelf at the grocery store, they appear to be the same size as they have always been. But those clever people at Kellogg’s or General Mills have made them thinner – the boxes are now not as thick as they used to be. Which means, you guessed it: same price, less cereal. And to add insult to injury, not only are our food items diminishing in size, but so are our personal hygiene products. Ladies and gentlemen, our toilet tissue is shrinking. Yes, you heard it here first. I believe it was last spring that I purchased my usual mega-roll package of quilted Northern at Target, only to pop a roll onto the spindle and notice that something was quite wrong. My designer antennae, trained to notice details, went on high alert. Why was there suddenly so much of the shiny silver bar showing on each side of the ultra soft, quilted toilet tissue roll? Had the toilet-tissue holder grown overnight? No. Indeed, it had not. Instead, the toilet tissue roll had shrunk. Same circumference. But narrower. Do the people who make Northern toilet tissue think we will not notice such things? Meanwhile, chain restaurants such as Applebee’s are
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serving up single dinner-sized portions of food large enough to feed a family of four for a week. And everything comes with two pounds of french fries. Even if you order pasta, you apparently still require more carbohydrates. No wonder so many Americans are overweight. With all of that food to digest, one would think that the toilet tissue rolls would be getting larger, not smaller. So what exactly is happening here? Please tell me, because it boggles my mind. Are the excess profits from our toilet tissue and cans of shrinking tuna now going toward the production of underpriced, disturbingly over-sized plates of food at places like Olive Garden? Is my toilet-tissue money subsidizing the meals of the patrons of such establishments? A couple of years ago, I purchased a book about the quintessential French lifestyle. In it, there was a chapter about food. Good food. And how less of one overpriced, delicious thing is better than more of an enormous plate of mediocrity. I have always agreed with this premise wholeheartedly. I will happily trade 10 pounds of french fries for one Meyer lemon. Just don’t shrink my toilet tissue. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow.com, see her art at Silver Crayon Studios in Portland or contact her at email@example.com.
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I wasn’t particularly unhappy with the way that we have been voting in Portland. I was comfortable with the idea of each person having one vote. It is a relatively simple, straightforward, workable way to express a preference. One that has stood the test Short of time. I was unhappy that our directly elected, supposedly nonpartisan City Council has not been able to overcome its differences to effectively address many important issues. One of the most glaring of those failures was the way that the council bungled the process of selecting a contractor to rebuild the deteriorating Maine State Pier so badly that in the end the city was left with no contractor and a Halsey Frank crumbling pier. I felt that our city suffered from a lack of leadership and direction. I thought I was not alone. In November of 2008, voters approved the creation of a commission to review the City Charter. It looked like leadership might be on the way. And, not surprisingly, after meeting for two years, the Portland Charter Commission recommended that the charter be changed to provide for a popularly elected mayor who would serve four-year terms. The commission reasoned that Portland had outgrown its current, largely ceremonial mayor. (The current mayor is elected by the council, is the official head of the city for a
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year at a time, represents the city at various events, presides over council meetings, and, together with the council as a whole, oversees the city manager and city clerk.) The commission professed that Portland needs more: a mayor who can speak for the people, unify the council, implement policies, ensure that the budget reflects the city’s priorities, represent the city in interactions with other entities, and help Portland grow and prosper. The commission spent a lot of time worrying about ways to ensure that the new mayor would be legitimate. In the end, it proposed that the mayor be elected using ranked choice voting. The commission recommended RCV on the basis that it would ensure that no one gets to be mayor without winning a majority of the votes cast. Why the commission was so concerned that the mayor be able to claim the support of a majority is a mystery. Because the mayor that the commission proposes is little different from the current ceremonial mayor and would have little real authority. Although the new mayor would cost more. In its report, the commission said Portland is not ready for a strong executive mayor. It claimed that most Portlanders would not accept such a mayor. To the contrary, I think the city is clamoring for a strong leader. Someone with the ability to transcend the infighting that stymies the council. The commission was just afraid that, in a multi-candidate race, that leader might not be one of them or theirs. So, while proposing a mayor elected using RCV, the commission kept the professional city manager. He re-
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It is time for serious adults in Congress By Dean Scontras Our country faces a great decision. We can continue the wild, deficit spending until the wheels come off the economy and we plunge into fiscal chaos, or we can take the necessary steps to rein in spending and save our country from financial disaster. Voters hold that decision in their hands. They can return to Congress the same people who have driven us towards national insolvency, or they can replace them with a new generation of Republicans sworn to fiscal responsibility. We’ll know the answer on Nov. 2, but we have already seen evidence that primary election voters understand the gravity of our national debt crisis. They have booted out the jaded oldguard politicians in race after race, nominating fresh faces who are running not for personal glory, but to hand down to their children a country that is not hopelessly in debt. Regardless of all the other issues in this election, the debt is crisis central. If we don’t solve this intelligently, nothing else will matter. As a candidate for Congress in Maine’s 1st District, I
have spent months on the road presenting a detailed breakdown of our $13 trillion national debt and the impact of budget projections that forecast trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. An educated electorate is our best hope to reach a consensus about what needs to be done. In speaking to groups all over the district, I have watched the lights go on in the eyes of ordinary folks once they hear the facts. My opponent, Rep. Chellie Pingree, is a career “progressive” who follows the lead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. She votes the Pelosi line so faithfully that Maine voters could save a lot of money by just sending a rubber stamp to Washington. These are the people who squandered more than $800 billion on a stimulus plan that did little more than keep unionized state government workers employed for another year or two. They promised that the biggest spending bill in American history would keep unemployment under 8 percent. But we have seen it shoot up to just below 10 percent. For the more than 50,000 Mainers who are out of work, this experiment in Keynesian economics must seem like a cruel
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joke. The spending package contained $71,000 to study the effects of cocaine addiction on monkeys and $390,000 to study the effects of malt liquor and marijuana on adults. They followed that up with “Obamacare,” embodied in a 2,500-page bill that few Democrats even read. If they did read it, they didn’t understand it. They didn’t say a word about the massive cuts coming to Medicare. They didn’t tell us that the cost of the program during its first full 10 years (2014-2023) is now projected at a budget-crushing $2.4 trillion. In a word, they lied to get this disastrous program enacted. There were much more reasonable and affordable fixes to our health insurance situation. But Pingree and her cohorts insisted on a program so costly and complicated that a strong majority of Americans now wants the whole thing repealed. In the process, the Democrats did nothing to control the cost of health care, the one thing that everyone wanted. Meanwhile, the country drifts toward a Greek-style continued next page
While there is much still to do, we have made some progress By U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree When I became a member of Congress a little over two years ago, our country faced some massive challenges: the worst economic recession in our lifetime, a federal budget that had gone from surplus to historic deficit in the previous eight years, two wars and soaring health-care costs. It has been a challenging time to be in office, to be sure, but I still wake up every day feeling honored and privileged to be able to serve the people of Maine. It would have been easy to just complain, but as a mom and small business owner I’ve learned that complex problems don’t solve themselves. You have to roll up your sleeves, get to work and start looking for solutions. Let me be clear about one thing: I am not happy with what Washington has accomplished over the last two years and feel there is far more that needs to be done. We need to do more to bring back good-paying manufacturing jobs to our communities. We need to get our budget deficits under control by growing our economy and eliminating tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. And we need to truly to make health care affordable for every American. While there is much still to do, we have made some progress. We passed significant reforms of the credit card and banking industries and passed the toughest crack down on Wall Street in history. Credit card companies are now prohibited from raising rates on existing balances or forcing
you to pay over-the-limit fees. Banks are now banned from steering borrowers into more expensive loans or deals they can’t afford. And for the first time in history there will be a Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, whose sole mission will be to protect consumers from big banks and Wall Street. Health-care reform generated controversy from the very beginning. Opponents tried to scare the public with talk of “death panels,” and the insurance and drug companies poured hundreds of millions of dollars into trying to stop it from moving forward. Although these opponents succeeded in weakening reform and took out many key cost-saving provisions, some commonsense proposals survived. Insurance companies can no longer cancel your coverage when you get sick and have to let you keep your children on your policy to age 26, and 37,000 small businesses in Maine are now eligible for a tax credits to help them pay for coverage. Soon after taking office I traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan, where I met brave men and women from Maine and around America who are proudly serving our country. I left with a renewed commitment to fight to end those wars and to take care of our veterans when they come home. Although it wasn’t a popular stand to take with the leaders of my own party, I voted to block additional war funding. The billions of dollars we spend on those wars every week are better spent here at home, reducing our deficit and creating jobs. I also worked hard to make sure our veterans get the care
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and benefits they deserve, including bills to make it easier to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and a requirement that National Guard and military reserve personnel get a full briefing on the benefits owed to them. And when I learned from a former bookkeeper at Togus that Anthem was using fine print to deny claims for veterans’ care, I went to the president of that company and told him to end the practice. Anthem agreed and now half a million dollars in unpaid claims are being resubmitted. For all the big issues we deal with, the most important things I do are often right here at home. Whether it’s helping a World War II veteran in Sanford get the medals he earned, making it easier for an airplane manufacturer to get the financing required to set up shop in our state, or helping a Maine-based relief ship get clearance to head to Haiti, the work I do for Maine people is incredibly satisfying. This November we face some real choices that have real impacts on our lives. Do we want to give tax breaks to the rich that will add billions to our deficit, or make sure they start paying their fair share? Do we want to make healthcare reform better, or give back control to the insurance executives so they can cancel your coverage when you get sick? Do we want to truly invest in the clean energy that will create jobs here in Maine, or keep relying on expensive foreign oil? And do we want to continue to crack down on continued next page
October 8, 2010
The coming collapse of capitalism Now that news has become a form of satirical entertainment, it’s not surprising to find some of the most profound insights into world affairs turning up as jokes on “The Colbert The Universal Report,” “The Daily Show” and “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.” On SNL last week, for instance, faux-news anchor Seth Meyer reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a speech to the United Nations, had predicted the defeat of capitalism. “Predicted?” quipped Meyer. “At this point it’s Edgar Allen Beem more like he noticed.” Is capitalism dead? Are we destined for planned economies and state-owned businesses? Is President Obama really a socialist after all? No, no, and no. But, with any luck, we may be witnessing the beginning of the end of corporate capitalism. Though we want to believe that the worst of the recession is over, there are rumors from on high that the mortgage crisis and credit crunch may just have been tremors warning of a much more cataclysmic event yet to come. We hear talk these days about pension funds that will need to be bailed out, Social Security going bankrupt, university endowments evaporating, hospitals not being reimbursed and laying off personnel just as Baby Boomers enter old age. Beyond that there are prospects of states and nations unable to meet their financial obligations and the world economy imploding under the
Scontras from page 10 financial catastrophe. The publicly held debt as a share of Gross Domestic Product will exceed 60 percent this year. More than 40 cents of every dollar Washington spends is borrowed money. Your kids and mine will have to pay it back. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, debt will reach 90 percent of GDP by 2020. The interest on this debt alone will reach $916 billion annually – one in every five tax dollars will go for interest payments. By 2022, interest outlays will exceed defense spending. And by 2037 – when the Social Security trust funds will be exhausted – interest payments will be double the Pentagon’s budget.
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weight of debt, devalued currencies and trade imbalances. The steps taken by the Obama administration and the Democratic-led Congress – bank bailouts, stimulus spending, shoring up the auto industry, new regulations on the financial markets – have at the very least delayed the worst and may actually have avoided it. But if you just want to get it over with, if you want to destroy the existing economic order entirely, by all means vote Republican in November. If we put people back into power who would have let the banks fail in 2008, they will surely precipitate the economic end game. The irony, of course, is that the tea party tub-thumpers, who have taken over the GOP in hopes of ending all entitlement programs, privatizing social services, and further deregulating the financial markets in the name of free market capitalism, would essentially preside over the collapse of the very free market capitalism they say they revere. You think it’s bad now? Just imagine what would have happened if McCain and Palin had won. They would let all of our institutions sink or swim on their own in the name of individual liberty, thus ensuring their failure and that of capitalism itself. What we saw during the laissez-faire years of the Bush administrations, when financial markets were unregulated and left to their own creative schemes to profit the few, is just what is wrong with unrestrained free-market capitalism. It is a system that rewards risk over responsibility and profit over productivity. Essentially, the United States has evolved an economic culture of death, one predicated on a bloated defense industry, insurance industry gambling, non-renewable energy, boom-and-bust real estate speculation, In July, the CBO warned that the country faces major problems unless the wild spending is brought under control. The fast-growing debt, they said, combined with an unfavorable long-term budget outlook, “would increase the probability of a fiscal crisis for the United States. In such a crisis,” the report adds, “investors become unwilling to finance all of government’s borrowing needs unless they are compensated with very high interest rates.” Exploding interest rates would ripple through our entire society, of course, with devastating economic effects. Such a poor fiscal situation, the CBO said, can spiral out of control, because the government would need to borrow more money, even at prohibitive interest rates, to continue functioning. Dean Scontras of Eliot is the Republican candidate in Maine’s 1st Congressional District.
borrowed money, easy credit, instant gratification of advertised desires as opposed to demonstrated needs, over-medication driven by big pharma, and unhealthy and unsustainable agribusiness. The values underlying this corporate capitalism are all wrong. They reward short-term bottom-line thinking over a long-term investment in providing good products and good jobs. It is this sort of thinking that has shipped most of the good-paying manufacturing jobs in the U.S. overseas, where U.S. corporations can exploit cheap labor and lax environmental laws. There is a fundamental dishonesty and dysfunction about making money by charging exorbitant interest rates, over-leveraging investments, and gaming the system for a fast buck the way day traders, currency speculators, and hedge fund managers do. They create nothing of value other than paper profits for themselves. The silver lining to the coming collapse of corporate capitalism, however, is that, as the tea party seems to desire, we may be headed back to the 19th century. With capitalism and globalization in ruins, we may, of necessity, rediscover the social virtues of a merchant economy based on small-scale family farms, locally owned businesses, local goods and services, and reliance on self, family and community for our survival. Our standard of living will suffer, of course, but we may find our quality of life improving once we stop outsourcing our existence. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/69729
Pingree from page 10 the excesses of Wall Street, or give them free rein to cook up more of the risky schemes and speculative investments that destroyed 8 million jobs. In Congress, we hear from lots of political and business leaders, but after two years I still find that the best ideas and most common sense advice still comes from the neighbors, friends and fellow small business owners in my small community. That hasn’t changed and neither have I. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of North Haven is the Democratic candidate for re-election in Maine’s 1st Congressional District.
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on a charge of operating under the influence. 9/29 at 11:27 p.m. Gary Bucklin, 24, of Oak Grove Avenue, was arrested on a warrant by Cpl. Marc Brunelle and issued a summons on a charge of violation of condition of release. 9/30 at 8:24 a.m. Amanda Barter, 32, listed as homeless, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Keith Jensen.
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9/25 at 1 a.m. Brian B. Burr Jr., 22, of Burr Lane, Bowdoin, was arrested on a charge of operating while license is suspended or revoked. 9/25 at 11:31 a.m. John Haven Willis, 35, of Brunswick, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass. 9/26 at 1:50 p.m. Victoria Swidrak, 44, of E. Hedge Road, Woolwich, was arrested on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 9/26 at 9:58 p.m. David D. Cunningham, 30, of Court Street, Bath, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, one prior, and possession of marijuana. 9/28 at 2:00 a.m. Kim M. Steeves, 45, of Church Road, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. 9/28 at 9:48 a.m. Tabitha I. Brockett, 29, of New Meadows Road, West Bath, was arrested on a charge of habitual motor vehicle offender. 9/29 at 8:54 p.m. Christopher J. Robinson, 32, of Mere Point Road, was arrested on charges of assault and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 10/2 at 3:50 a.m. Allisyn S. Gray, 27, of Bowker Street, was arrested on a charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.
10/1 3:48 p.m. Fire response motor vehicle accident, Mill Street. 10/1 4:11 p.m. Fire response medical emergency The Tourist Inn, Pleasant Street. 10/1 4:20 p.m. Fire response motor vehicle accident, Route 1. 10/1 8:20 p.m. Fire response motor vehicle accident, Route 1. 10/1 10:45 p.m. Fire response medical emergency River Road. 10/3 7:32 a.m. Fire Alarm Captain Daniel Stone Inn, Water Street. 10/3 10:27 a.m. Fire alarm, China Rose, Bath Road. 10/3 11:05 a.m. Fire response Hazmat gas/ propane, Sawyer Park, Bath Road.
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9/29 at 6:23 p.m. Derick Bolton, 21, of River Road, Lisbon, was arrested by Officer Robert Ramsay on charges of violation of conditional release, operating after license suspension (habitual offender) and driving to endanger, and was issued a summons on a charge of operating without a license in violation of conditions/restrictions. 9/30 at 11:54 a.m. Wendell Holbrook, 39, no town listed, was arrested on a warrant by Reserve Officer Michael Carter. 10/2 at 4:30 p.m. David Lavigne, 44, of Richmond Road, Litchfield, was arrested on two warrants by Sgt. Frederick Dunn and on a charge of operating after suspension. 10/3 at 2:24 p.m. Harry Hummel, 49, of Bowdoin, was arrested by Officer Peter Kaminski ona charge of operating under the influence. 10/3 at 5:34 p.m. Daniel Gagne, 37, of Elm Street, Bath, was arrested by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of violation of conditional release and issued a summons on a charge of operating after license suspension. 10/3 at 5:34 p.m. April Smeal, 35, of Elm Street, Bath, was arrested by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of violation of conditional release.
Summonses 9/30 at 5:13 p.m. Zachary Quinn, 20, of Mae Lane, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of criminal speeding. 10/2 at 2:26 p.m. Sirena Goddard, 41, of Bradstreet Drive, was issued a summons by Sgt. Frederick Dunn on a charge of operating after suspension.
9/26 at 8:53 p.m. Elizabeth Morin, 20, and Brittanie N. Brown, 20, both of Harpswell, were each issued a summons on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 9/28 at 2 p.m. Philip Michaud, 39, of Lemieux Street, Lewiston, was issued a summons on a charge of attaching false plates. 9/29 at 2:17 p.m. John Moody, 48, of Brann Avenue, Augusta, was issued a summons on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
10/1 at 5:35 p.m. Officer Peter Kaminski responded to an attempted burglary on Taylor Farm Lane. The resident returned home to find a window leading into the garage had been tampered with, although no entry appeared to have been made.
Fire calls 9/25 7:47 pm. Fire call, southbound, south of 28, I-295. 9/25 10:34 p.m. Medical emergency Gurnet Road. 9/25 10:39 p.m. Fire call past Durham on Old Portland Road. 9/26 8:43 p.m. Fire alarm Maine Street. 9/27 4:21 p.m. Fire call Cushing Street. 9/27 9:44 p.m. Fire alarm Maple Street. 9/27 12:50 a.m. Fire call C Street. 9/29 3:40 p.m. Fire call Bowdoin College. 10/1 8:15 a.m. Fire response motor vehicle accident River Road. 10/1 11:43 a.m. Fire alarm Jewett Hall, South Street Bowdoin College.
9/27 at 12:29 p.m. Fire alarm on Elm Street. 9/27 at 2:38 p.m. Rescue call on Androscoggin River. 9/29 at 11:44 a.m. Mutual aid to Lisbon. 9/30 at 6:14 a.m. Mutual aid to Bowdoinham. 9/30 at 10:35 a.m. Fire alarm on Crabtree Lane. 9/30 at 2:52 p.m. Fire alarm on Sewall Street. 10/1 at 12:08 p.m. Blown transporter on Bridge Street. 10/1 at 3:59 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road. 10/3 at 7:36 a.m. Fire alarm on Main Street.
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Ruth V. Whalen, 91: Her paintings brought joy to family BRUNSWICK — Ruth V. Whalen, 91, died Oct. 4 at her home. On Aug. 17, 1919, she was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of Snyder and Florence Peterson Perry. She graduated from Danvers High School in Massachusetts. She was married to Grover Smith from Whalen 1940 until his death in 1953. In June 1957 she married Roy Whalen in Syracuse, N.Y., and they were married until his death in 1993. She and Roy lived in Malibu, Calif., before moving to Harpswell in 1963. Ten years later, they moved to Brunswick. Every summer she and her husband would travel to her childhood home in Churchover, Nova Scotia. Her garden, fishing and kayaking brought her great joy. Later in life she became an artist and her landscape paintings were enjoyed by her family and friends. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and People Plus. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Whalen and Virginia Smith, both of Brunswick; and a grandson, Adam Milliken. Memorial services were held earlier this week. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Memorial condolences may be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.
Edith A. O’Farrell, 65 TOPSHAM — Edith A. O’Farrell, 65, died Oct. 3 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. On Oct. 16, 1944, she was born in Bath, the daughter of George and Naomi H. Powers Laskey, and attended Bath schools. On June 22, 1979, she married Donald E. O’Farrell, and together they owned and operated Cathance Trailer Park in Topsham. For 18 years she was employed at J.J. Newberry’s before working for the town of Topsham in the Municipal Clerk’s office. She enjoyed flower O’Farrell gardening, cooking, traveling, and especially loved her children and grandchildren. Three brothers, Frederick, George Jr., and Arthur, predeceased her. Surviving are her husband of 31 years, Donald of Topsham; two sons, Frederick O’Farrell and his wife Carol of Topsham, and Kevin O’Farrell of Bowdoinham; three stepsons, Robert O’Farrell of Florida, James O’Farrell of Waldoboro, and William Cressey of Woolwich; her brother, John Laskey of West Poland; two grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at the Maine Street Baptist Church in Brunswick. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society of Maine, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral
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David L. DeHahn, 48 BRUNSWICK — David L. DeHahn, 48, died Sept. 28 after a six-year battle with cancer. Born in Brunswick on Aug. 25, 1962, he was the son of Ralph and Simonne Bergeron DeHahn, and attended Brunswick schools. On Aug. 10, 1985, he married Carrie M. Farmer. Over the years he worked at local restaurants and Bath Iron Works before becoming a truck driver and owning his own trucking business. He enjoyed anything related to cars and had just recently restored a 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo with his son Zack. His other pastime was traveling, and he and his family visited many of the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and enjoyed spending time at his parent’s home in Florida.
Most important in his life was his family, and he endured years of treatment simply to be able to spend more time with them. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Carrie of Brunswick; his daughter Nichole, and son Zachary, both of Brunswick; a grandson, Ethan of Brunswick; his parents, Ralph and Simonne DeHahn of DeHahn Brunswick and North Port, Fla.; a sister, Dianne Kleizo of Brunswick; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held last week. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial contributions can be made to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Road, Casco, ME 04015. A memorial tribute may be viewed and condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.
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$1.4 million for New England groundfishermen PORTLAND — NOAA Fisheries Service has awarded $1.4 million to Portlandbased Gulf of Maine Research Institute for New England groundfisherman to comply with new federal regulations. Last year, the federal government changed the way it monitors the groundfish industry, which includes 13 different species of “fin fish,” such as cod, haddock, flounder, that are caught three miles offshore and beyond. Previously, fishermen were monitored by number of days allowed at sea. The new monitoring program is based on pounds of fish caught by each ‘sector’ or fishing cooperative. New England has 17 sectors, with three sectors in Maine: The Sustainable Harvest Sector, Port Clyde Community Sector and the Northeast Coastal Communities Sector. The $1.4 million will be divided evenly
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between the sectors, entitling each sector to approximately $74,100. GMRI will administer the funds to the sectors to offset expenses related to complying with the new management program. The funds are a follow-up to an initial $1.7 million grant that GMRI received in October 2009 to administer and help support sector implementation.
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Good deeds, donations MaineLine, a non-profit coalition of Maine businesses providing catastrophe relief and rebuilding assistance, raised more than $25,000 at the “Do Good with Your Game” Celebrity Golf Tournament at Scarborough’s Nonesuch River Golf Club. All proceeds will directly benefit school and community center rebuilding efforts in Haiti. Southern Maine Community College received a $10,000 donation from the Grainger Foundation for support of its trade programs and student scholarships. The Integrated Manufacturing Technology, Construction Technology and Heating Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration and Plumbing programs will receive $8,000. The remaining $2,000 will be used to fund four $500 scholarships for students in those programs. The Casco Bay Culinary Association, a Maine chapter of the American Culinary Federation, awarded Wayside $1,000 to support the soup kitchen’s efforts to feed needy children in Cumberland County. South Portland-based National Distributors Inc., and Heineken, USA, presented a check on behalf of Cumberland Farms to the Portland Police Department for $3,400
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as part of the ‘Heineken with a Heart’ community program. The money will support outreach to children through the Portland Police Department’s Youth Services Division. Yarmouth Arts awarded $1,000 to Yarmouth musician Vinny Fuerst of Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music to perform four musical events in the community over the next year. Merrill Memorial Library’s program “Poetry at the Library,” received $250 for program support. Yarmouth Elementary School teacher Carli Page-Redmon was awarded a $250 grant to provide supplies for her knitting program for second graders. Gorham Savings Bank has donated $20,000 to fund a USM Presidential Scholarship, as part of the University of Southern Maine’s Creating Maine’s Future Scholarship Campaign. The scholarship is awarded to a Maine high school graduate in $5,000 increments over four years of undergraduate and graduate study. USM’s location in southern Maine, a region cited as one of the most liveable in the country, offers a range of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.
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Gene Wendland of Portland was appointed the chief financial officer of Tilson Technology Management in Portland. Previously, Wendland was chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Village Candle, Inc., in Topsham. Sasha Yapparov has joined the Portland School of Ballet as director of its CORPS Program, the ballet school’s intensive dance program for high school students in partnership with Portland High School. Most recently, Yapparov was an instructor
Eddie Woodin of Scarborough, on left with his two dogs, is pictured here with Larry Gross, executive director of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, presenting a $2,500 check for the Best Friend Fund. Woodin had initiated a challenge grant to support senior citizens who need help with pet expenses and approached the Southern Maine Agency on Aging to administer the fund. Subsequently, Planet Dog Foundation, The Banfield Charitable Fund of Oregon, Fetch, Broadway Gardens Greenhouses, and private individuals made matching gifts totalling $5,795. Contributions made out to Best Friend Fund can be sent to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Development Department, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 or made online at smaaa. org. For more information, contact Susan DeWitt Wilder at 396-6513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
and assistant to the artistic director at Kirov Ballet Academy in Washington, D.C. Edward Jones has named Benjamin J. Wilson as its principal financial advisor and office manager at its Cape Elizabeth branch office. The Tractor Supply Company has named David Smith as store manager of its new Brunswick-based store located at 24 Farley Road. Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc., of Yarmouth hired Faith Baker of Yarmouth as assistant director of marketing, responsible for managing internet ad campaigns, coordinating trade show schedules, and writing press releases. Dr. Hugh Harwood of Cumberland has joined the practice of Southern Maine Geriatrics. Paragon Commercial Real Estate has recently had several new hires. They are Shawn Gilbert of South Portland, broker; Jennifer Small of Portland, Licensed Associate Broker and CCIM Candidate; Diane Churchill of Cape Elizabeth, office management and brokerage support. The Town & Country Federal Credit Union Board of Directors named David Libby as chief executive officer and president of the organization. Headlight Audio Visual of Portland has named Andrew Bruns as president and CEO. Bruns succeeds his father, Robert Bruns, who will remain as chairman of the board. David Coffin was named chief operations officer of the company. KeyBank has named Steven M. Byrnes assistant vice president, team leader, and in business banking for the Southern Maine Market of Key’s Maine District. Gary Chavoustie of Key Bank has been named Key@Work executive for Maine.
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Stretch run arrives for Mid-Coast teams With October upon us, it won’t be long before local athletes and teams will be taking part in the postseasons of their respective sports. Golf team championships are just days away and field hockey’s regular season will be done by this time next week. Here’s a look at where your favorite teams stand as the days grow shorter and the games become more meaningful:
Football Local football teams have some work to do to make the postseason. Saturday night, Brunswick lost its third game in a row, 28-21, at home to Cony. The Dragons are now 2-3 and host Brewer Friday night. Mt. Ararat dropped a 57-29 home decision to Lewiston Saturday and is now 0-5. The Eagles have their home finale versus Messalonskee Friday. Morse is now 1-4 after falling, 55-8, at home to Hampden Saturday. The Shipbuilders visit Leavitt Friday.
Boys’ soccer Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday after a 1-0 home loss to Lewiston. The Dragons had won their first eight contests, capped by 1-0 home victory over Oxford Hills four days prior. The goal scored by the Blue Devils was the first allowed by Brunswick all year. The Dragons (second to Bangor) in the Eastern A Heal
Points standings, hosted Mt. Ararat Tuesday, go to Erskine Saturday and welcome Morse next Tuesday. The Shipbuilders enjoyed home victories over Edward Little (5-1) and Erskine (2-0) last week to improve to 6-3 (fifth in Eastern A). Eric Trautman-Mosher scored three times against the Red Eddies. Caleb Edmundson and TrautmanMosher had the goals against Erskine. Morse was at Oxford Hills Wednesday, welcomes Cony Friday, then has a showdown at Brunswick Tuesday. Mt. Ararat was 3-3-2 and 12th in the Heals at the start of the week. The Eagles won 9-1 at Cony last Tuesday and were rained out Friday at home against Edward Little. After going to Brunswick Tuesday and playing the makeup against the Red Eddies Thursday, Mt. Ararat is home against Oxford Hills Saturday and hosts Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Girls’ soccer Brunswick’s girls have no peer in Eastern A. The Dragons improved to 9-0 last week with resounding wins over Oxford Hills (10-1) and Lewiston (60). Brunswick was at rival Mt. Ararat Tuesday, plays at Erskine Saturday and visits Morse next Tuesday. The Shipbuilders were in the fifth spot with a 6-2-1 mark at the start of the week. Morse edged visiting Edward Little, 1-0, last Wednesday, then dis-
patched host Erskine, 3-0, Saturday. Tori Field had the goal against the Red Eddies. Field, Megan Hixon and Katie Henrikson scored at Erskine. The Shipbuilders were home with Oxford Hills Wednesday, play at Cony Friday and host Brunswick Tuesday of next week. Mt. Ararat is 6-2 and sixth in Eastern A after a recent 3-0 home win over Cony. The Eagles hosted Brunswick Tuesday and went to Edward Little Thursday. They host Oxford Hills Saturday and play at Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat senior Adam Levesque, right, fights off Brunswick’s Chris Bruno late in the first half Tuesday. Mt. Ararat scored two goals early. Although Brunswick dominated the pace of play, the Dragons couldn’t score and lost, 2-0.
Field hockey Mt. Ararat and Brunswick’s field hockey teams are in the playoff hunt as the regular season nears its close. The Eagles entered the week clinging to the seventh and final Eastern A spot with a 4-7 mark after losses last week at Lawrence (2-1) and Cony (1-0). Mt. Ararat was home against Mt. Blue Tuesday and played at Morse Thursday before completing the regular season Saturday at home versus Brunswick. The Dragons were 6-6 and ninth at the start of the week. Last week, Brunswick lost to Bangor (2-1) and Lewiston (10), then even its record with a 2-1 (overtime) victory at Mt. Blue. Brunswick hosted Morse Tuesday and closes Saturday at Mt. Ararat. Morse will fall short of the postseason. The Shipbuilders were 13th in Eastern A with an
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0-10 record after a 3-2 home loss to Oxford Hills Monday. Morse finished at Brunswick and at home against Mt. Ararat.
boys were paced by senior Patrick Horan, who came in 56th (17:53.98). Local teams will compete in the Mt. Blue Relays Friday.
Brunswick’s cross country team took part in the Festival of Champions in Belfast Saturday. The Dragons were sixth in the girls’ competition and 19th in the boys’ race. Junior Kathleen McMahon led the girls with a sixth-place finish (completing the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 26.99 seconds). The
Brunswick’s golf team won the KVAC championship Monday with a 6.5-2.5 win over Brewer. The team state championship match is Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. The individual championships are the following Saturday, Oct. 16, also at Natanis.
Bath YMCA holding boxing classes
The Bath YMCA is holding boxing classes every Saturday at 8:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 30. FMI, 443-4112.
LaxPros recruiting presentation Jessie Small (who scored once) helped the Bowdoin field hockey team pick up its third straight shutout win Saturday, 3-0, over Connecticut College.
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Bowdoin’s Pat Noone became the program’s all-time leading receiver during Saturday’s 38-7 home loss to Amherst. He now has 98 for his career.
LaxPros will host a free recruiting presentation Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. Beth Caputi, the longtime girls’ lacrosse coach at Brunswick High and a principal consultant with College Compass, will present a free workshop, offering insight on the college recruiting process from start to finish. Space is limited so please RSVP at 347-6269 or
Lacrosse assignors sought
The SMAA and WMC are jointly seeking boys’ and girls’ lacrosse assignors. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by Friday, Oct. 15 to Susan_Robbins@ yarmouth.k12.me.us.
Baseball tryout upcoming
A new U-14 baseball team for 13- and 14-year-olds is holding tryouts Sunday, Oct. 17 in Auburn and Oct. 24 in Raymond from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15. FMI, 655-2890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Job opportunities abound for seniors At one point in the 2008 Oscar-nominated film “Frost/Nixon,” former President Richard Nixon, played by Frank Langella, says, “Retired people are the
most bored people in the world.” While some retirees might scoff at that remark, others no doubt agree there’s an element of truth to it.
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Perhaps boredom is one reason many seniors continue to work past retirement age. According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), 47 percent of male seniors and 34 percent of female seniors were employed in 2007. That those figures were from 2007 is significant, as it indicates this was before the economic downturn of 2008-09, a consequence of which was more seniors returning to the workforce.
For many seniors, though, working isn’t simply a means to earn money. In fact, seniors who continued working past the age of 70 earned an average of just $20,000 in 2007. Seniors also tend to work to have something to do. For seniors looking to do just that, there are a host of employment or even volunteer opportunities that can help seniors stay
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Maine State Long-Term Care Partnership Plans Are Now Available to Maine Residents What does this mean to you and your family? Owning a qualiﬁed long-term care insurance policy from an approved carrier can help: • Protect Your Assets • Obtain Tax Deductions • Protect Your Retirement Plans • Protect Your Family • Ensure Your Independence • Ensure Your Legacy IMPORTANT NOTICE: There is a select group of insurance carriers that have qualiﬁed to participate in Maine's Long-Term Care Partnership. When discussing long-term care insurance plans, work with a Maine Certiﬁed, Long-Term Care Partnership Specialist. This way, you are guaranteed that your plan adheres to state and federal guidelines for added asset protection.
Get the information you need to determine if a Maine State Long-Term Partnership Plan Is appropriate for you and your family.
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347-7148 Seniors looking to work or volunteer should consider working at the local library.
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• Local park service. Many local park services hire seniors to help keep the parks clean. These are often seasonal opportunities, making them ideal for seniors who live in different cities depending on the seasons.
• Golf course. Golf courses are other seasonal businesses, at least in much of the country, that also boast lots of part-time opportunities for seniors. For example, golf courses need rangers, who ensure all golfers play by the rules and respect the course, and even maintenance staff, who do everything from cut the grass to maintaining gardens. These can also pull double duty, providing seniors with daily exercise to help them stay healthy.
an ideal situation for seniors with a passion for business but an equal passion for the positives of retirement.
Carie Costello, Certiﬁed Nutritionist
• Library. Libraries might not be as popular as they once were, but many are still going strong, and some even use volunteers and parttime employees to keep their operations running smoothly. Many libraries prefer hiring seniors thanks to their reliability and good attitude.
What’s integrative nutrition all about ???
-Healthy Food planning -Beyond the salad -Simple uses for great grains -How much protein? -Food and your mood -Fighting Food Cravings
-Nurture the self -Intuition and Digestion -Exercise to ﬁt your life -Eating out well -Choices for Change -Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Call Carie Costello, Certiﬁed Nutritionist for a free nutritional assessment
Call for a appointment today 207-807-4188 Nutrition Counseling 844 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103
We’re sisters … now we’re neighbors!
• Volunteer. Many programs that help indigent citizens get by every day welcome seniors as volunteers. Meal delivery services and other programs that cater to the sick are often in need of a helping hand. • School systems. Local school districts also have volunteer opportunities that can be ideal for seniors. Positions such as crossing guard or even helping out with the local athletic teams don’t require much of a commitment and can be rewarding and fun for seniors. • Consultant work. Seniors who miss the thrill of business don’t have to give it up completely simply because they’re retired. Many seniors earn a handsome amount of money by working as consultants, using their vast experience to help the next generation. What’s more, consultants often work on their own schedule,
56 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011 www.thorntonhallatmidcoast.com Afﬁliated with Mid Coast Health Services. Contact Louise Everett 800-729-8033
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New work by South Portland artist
All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Mid Coast Books, Authors Tuesday 10/12 Janet Morgan, mystery author of Killdeer Farm mystery series, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 7255242, curtislibrary.com, hosted by Curtis Friends and Sisters in Crime.
Films Thursday 10/14 ”Babette’s Feast,” The Dreamland Theater film series, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at sagadahocpreservation.org.
Galleries Friday 10/8 Artist Reception, opening reception with photographer Sandy Flint, 5 p.m., free, Lamarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, 725-3375. Brunswick and Topsham’s Second Friday ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m., free self-guided tour of galleries sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, listings found in yellow brochures around town or fiveriversartsalliance.org. “Origins” Art Exhibit, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Nov. 4, VSA Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street, Brunswick.
Friday 10/15 “The Warmth of Wood,” woodworking by Ann Prescott, Karl Grose, and Wayne Robbins, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Oct. 31, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.
Music Saturday 10/9 The Nor’easter Barbershop Chorus 44th Annual Concert, “Everything Old is Young Again!” 7 p.m., $15 adult/ $12 seniors/ $5 children, Morse High School Auditorium, 826 High St., Bath, tickets, Charlie 353-2464, cwkettell@aol. com, noreasterschorus.org.
Friday 10/15 Joe Lovano, saxophonist/composer, with ensemble, Us Five, 7:30 p.m., $15, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, tickets at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.
Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Friday 10/15 The Libby-Mitchell American Legion Post 76 Baseball Team is holding a contest to design new uniforms for the 2011 season; Oct. 15 deadline, winning design receives $100; for design requirements, contact Dan Warren at 799-9793 or email@example.com. Submit drawing or sketch via mail to Libby-Mitchell Legion Baseball, P.O. Box 1, Scarborough, ME 04070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books, Authors Saturday 10/9 Steven Blush, author of “American Hardcore: A Tribal History,” 2:30-5 p.m., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700
Sunday 10/10 Dahlov Ipcar, illustrator of children’s book, “The Calico Jungle,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. book signing, LL Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. Greg Marley, author of “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms,” book signing and mushroom identification, 1 p.m., Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, Rabelaisbooks.com.
Tuesday 10/12 Fred Field, photographer and author of “Maine Places, Maine Faces: photojournalistic look at Maine and her people,” noon, bring lunch, LunchBox Friends program, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth. lib.me.us, 781-2351.
Wednesday 10/13 Annual Book Sale, 1-8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, South Portland Public Library, main library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.
Thursday 10/14 Annual Book Sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, South Portland Public Library, main library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.
Friday 10/15 Annual Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, South Portland Public Library, main library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660. Annual Book and Bake Sale, open to public 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.
Saturday 10/16 Annual Book Sale, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., South Portland Public Library, main library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660. Annual Book and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, FMI, 799-1720. Giant Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday special $3 per bag of books, bring own bag, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth.lib. me.us, 781-2351.
Films Friday 10/8 “The Young Philadelphians,” Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m., free, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.
Thursday 10/14 “Language of America,” with performance by Passamaquoddy singer-songwriter Allen Sockabasin, 7:30 p.m. film starts, $7/$5 for SPACE members, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.
Galleries Friday 10/8 Artist’s Talk with Jeff Bye, 4 p.m., exhibit through Oct. 30, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693, greenhutgalleries.com.
Saturday 10/9 “From Mesa to Sedona to Jerome” artwork by Francine Schrock, 4-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit
through Jan. 1, Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, 767-8090.
Music Friday 10/8 Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, OBDBI, West African highlife revivalists, presented by Portland Ovations, 8 p.m., $28 public, $25 Ovations member, $10 student, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland Campus, tickets at PortTix, 842-0800, portlandovations.org. Erin McKeown Band, ”Distillation,” CD release performance, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 239-1855 or onelongfellowsquare.com. Jonathan Edwards, with Karen Nason, fundraiser performance for Shawn Moody for Governor campaign, 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show, $46.50, The Landing at Pine Point, Pine Point Road, Scarborough.
Saturday 10/9 Portland Symphony Orchestra PSO Pops! with Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, $20-$65, tickets, PortTIX at 842-0800 or porttix.com, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, portlandsymphony.org.
Sunday 10/10 David Good, Singer/Songwriter, “35 Below” CD Release Party, 7 p.m., $10, Howard Johnson Banquet Center, exit 48 on U.S. Route 95, Portland, davidgoodmusic.com. Portland Symphony Orchestra PSO Pops! with Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, 2:30 p.m., $20-$65, tickets, PortTIX at 842-0800 or porttix.com, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, portlandsymphony.org.
Monday 10/11 Deerhoof, psychedelic pop, with Xiu Xiu and Father Murphy, 8 p.m., $13 advance/ $15 door, SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538. org.
Tuesday 10/12 Free Energy, Foxy Shazam, with Hollerado, 8 p.m., $10, SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538. org.
Friday 10/15 Darlingside, with Will Gattis, Indie rock, 10 p.m., $5, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, darlingside. com My Morning Jacket, 6:30 p.m., $40.50, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, 1-800-745-3000 or statetheatreportland.com.
Saturday 10/16 moe., 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $30 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, 1-800-745-3000 or statetheatreportland.com.
Theater & Dance Friday 10/8 ”The 39 Steps,” presented by Portland Stage, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 24, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465, portlandstage.org. ”Evita,” presented by Lyric Music Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 9; $19.99, 799-1421, 176 Sawyer St.,
Francine Schrock’s one woman show, “From Mesa to Sedona to Jerome,” will be on view from Saturday, Oct. 9 through Jan. 1, 2011, at the Sandpiper Gallery. The show will open with an artist’s reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Included in the collection of paintings is “Route 17 North, Cottonwood,” pictured here. Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery is located at 851 Sawyer St., South Portland. South Portland, lyricmusictheater. org. Harvest Ball, hosted by The Portland Club, with the Fogcutters Big Band, 7-11 p.m., $25 couple/ $15 single, The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, Art, 761-4477, theportlandclub.com. ”I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” murder-mystery, for mature audiences, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, $18-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, tickets, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. ”Six Degrees of Separation,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, “pay what you can” on Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and Friday, Oct. 8; regular admission $20 adults/ $18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389 or lucidstage.com.
Saturday 10/9 ”The 39 Steps,” presented by Portland Stage, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 24, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465, portlandstage.org. ”Evita,” presented by Lyric Music Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 9; $19.99, 799-1421, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, lyricmusictheater. org. ”I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” murder-mystery, for mature audiences, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, $18-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, tickets, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. “Six Degrees of Separation,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, “pay what you can” on Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and Friday, Oct. 8; regular admis-
sion $20 adults/ $18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389 or lucidstage.com.
Sunday 10/10 ”The 39 Steps,” presented by Portland Stage, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 24, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465, portlandstage.org. ”I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” murder-mystery, for mature audiences, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, $18-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, tickets, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. “Six Degrees of Separation,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, “pay what you can” on Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and Friday, Oct. 8; regular admission $20 adults/ $18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389 or lucidstage.com.
Monday 10/11 “Midge’s Section,” comedy presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Oct. 11-20, $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389, or lucidstage.com.
Tuesday 10/12 “Midge’s Section,” comedy presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Oct. 11-20, $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389, or lucidstage.com.
Wednesday 10/13 ”The 39 Steps,” presented by Portland Stage, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 24, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets,
“Midge’s Section,” comedy presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Oct. 11-20, $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389, or lucidstage.com.
”August: Osage County,” presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m. Thursdays, $20; 7 p.m. Fridays, $22; 7 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, $15; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, $22; Oct. 14–Nov. 7, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883 or goodtheater.com.
”August: Osage County,”presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m. Thursdays, $20; 7 p.m. Fridays, $22; 7 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, $15; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, $22; Oct. 14–Nov. 7, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883 or goodtheater.com.
“A Night of Broadway,” presented by Maine State Ballet, 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22; 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23; $20 adult/ $15 seniors, children 12 and under, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, tickets, mainestateballet.org or 781-3587.
”August: Osage County,”presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m. Thursdays, $20; 7 p.m. Fridays, $22; 7 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, $15; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, $22; Oct. 14–Nov. 7, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883 or goodtheater.com.
“A Night of Broadway,” presented by Maine State Ballet, 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22; 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23; $20 adult/ $15 seniors, children 12 and under, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, tickets, mainestateballet.org or 781-3587.
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Fiddle phenom, jazz master, dance band visit Portland By Scott Andrews Portland music aficionados can look forward to a diverse group of visiting artists. Topping the list is Eileen Ivers, an Irish-American fiddling phenom who plays this Saturday and Sunday as the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s featured guest artist. These two concerts open the PSO’s 2010-2011 Pops Series. Portland Ovations hosts a visit by the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International on Friday; the venue will be the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. The National Endowment of the Arts recently honored saxophonist David Liebman with its Masters of Jazz Award. Liebman will be visiting Portland’s One Longfellow Square on Sunday. And speaking of jazz at One Longfellow Square, the 18-piece Portland Jazz Orchestra, Maine’s top big band, will play on Monday. Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops She’s American by birth, Irish by parentage and has traveled the world with her striking blue fiddle. That’s the quick take on Eileen Ivers, the fiddling phenom who will be appearing this weekend as the guest artist as the Portland Symphony Orchestra opens its four-part 2010-2011 Pops series with concerts on Saturday and Sunday. Born in New York City of Irish-born parents, Ivers spent her summers in the Emerald Isle and learned Celtic fiddle style from some of that country’s masters. Although sometimes pegged as an Irish fiddler, she’s also absorbed a variety of diverse cultural influences that happily percolate through her music. (As I type this column, Ivers’ 1999 “Crossing the Bridge” album is spinning on my CD player. It features a nine-voice chorus of African women singing an arrangement of “Jama,” a traditional African song.)
For her Portland appearance, she’ll be bringing her band, Immigrant Soul. This combo has headlined prestigious performing arts centers, guest star turns with symphonies and major festivals worldwide. Her PSO program ranges from light classical, with a distinctly Irish flavor, to traditional Celtic tunes rendered with symphonic scope.
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International “Maine and Its Ties to Africa” is an ongoing thematic thread that links a number of offerings by Portland Ovations. This Friday’s appearance by the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International marks the first of that series in Ovations’ 20102011 calendar. Born from the Chicago-based West African highlife revival movement spanning the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International blends soukous, Ghananian highlife, African jazz, rumba and other styles from Central and West Africa into an energetic concert experience. The tradition of the sound stems from the acoustic palmwine music of coastal towns in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria that progressed into big dance band music and on to African guitar band music over the past four decades. This ensemble will be joined in their Portland Ovations’ engagement by Congolese singer Samba Mapangala, a legend of African music. Plus there’s an educational component. Ovations Offstage hosts a free pre-performance lecture immediately preceding the concert. Chief Oscar Mokeme, director of Portland’s Museum of African Culture, discusses the tradition of African highenergy dance music and relates it to his native Nigeria. Mokeme also explores the contemporary cultural life of Maine’s growing African community. Catch this event at Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St. (on the University of Maine’s Portland campus). The concert is slated
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and McCoy Tyner. He has penned books and recorded instructional DVDs. He is a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz. He founded the International Association of Schools of Jazz and was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame in 2000. Jazz Journalist honored him with its Best Soprano Saxophone Award in 2007.
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Saxophonist David Liebman was recently honored by the National Endowment for the Arts with its Masters of Jazz Award. Liebman visits One Longfellow Square in Portland Sunday, Oct. 10.
for 8 p.m., with the lecture at 6:30 p.m. Call PortTix at 842-0800. David Liebman Saxophonist, composer and educator: That’s the short summary of David Liebman, whose professional career in jazz has taken him around the globe from his native New York during nearly four decades. This past summer he was honored with the Masters of Jazz Award by the National Endowment of the Arts. That award goes with a host of others, including an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. A two-time Grammy nominee (Best Solo Performance in 1998 and Best Arrangement for Big Band in 2000), Liebman is a Renaissance man in contemporary music. He boasts three CDs under his own name, and has appeared on approximately 350 recordings as a session player, sideman, composer, coproducer or arranger. He has played with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin
Big-band jazz is featured the following night at the same venue. The band is the Portland Jazz Orchestra, led by Chris Oberholtzer, the University of Southern Maine School of Music’s top jazz professor. Although not one of the official USM ensembles, PJO includes a number of artists connected to the school plus other music educators: The PJO is entirely made up of professional musicians, many of whom are both performers and teachers in New England.
Started in 2004, the PJO is an 18-piece jazz ensemble that performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO frequently plays pieces written by its own members – such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White – in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists that include Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also performs classic works from the big band libraries of the Count Basie Orchestra, Woody Herman Orchestra and the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland), presents the Portland Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Call 761-1757.
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Benefits Friday 10/15 Brunswick-Bali Silver Jewelry sale to benefit Tedford Housing, 12-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday, the Frontier Café, Cinema and Gallery, information, tedfordhousing.org or Kristin Melville, 729-1161 ext. 101.
Saturday 10/16 Brunswick-Bali Silver Jewelry sale to benefit Tedford Housing, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., the Frontier Café, Cinema and Gallery, information, tedfordhousing.org or Kristin Melville, 729-1161 ext. 101. Growstown School Harvest Bake Sale and Open House, sponsored by the Bath-Brunswick Branch, American Association of University Women, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., proceeds benefit AAUW scholarship fund, Growstown School, corner of Church Road and Woodside Road, Brunswick, information, Anne Pierce, 729-6666.
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Wed. 10/13 3:30 p.m. Tree Committee TMB Wed. 10/13 6 p.m. Historic District Commission TMB Thu. 10/14 2:30 p.m. History Committee TMB Thu. 10/14 6:30 p.m. Comprehensive Plan Implementation Com. TMB
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Anniversary Celebration, with keynote address by Jane Brox, author of “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, cornerstonesofscience.org.
Saturday 10/9 Bath’s Autumnfest, presented by Main Street Bath; kids’ activities, “Shop Locally” rewards, demonstrations, more, in tandem with the 12th Annual Citizen Involvement Day, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the waterfront, schedule of events at visitbath.com. 2nd Annual Pie Baking Contest, sponsored by the Plant Home, contest held at Waterfront Park (rain location Bath Elks’ Lodge), apple or pumpkin pies should be dropped off at the Plant Home table in Waterfront Park, 10-11 a.m., judging starts 11 a.m., information, Carolyn Lockwood, 443-8330.
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Call for Volunteers Step One Weatherization Program, Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine, currently recruiting volunteers, for information or to volunteer, Ryan Collins, 386-5081, email@example.com.
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Time and Talent Auction and Chili Feast, auction includes works of local artists, vacation home usage, electrical work, more, 4:30 p.m. preview/dinner; 5:30 p.m. auction, $5 admission, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Maine St., Topsham.
Sunday 10/10 TEDxDirigo Conference, ”Exploring the Edge,” 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., after-party until 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Cinema, and Gallery, Fort Andross Mill, Brunswick, for application to attend, visit tedxdirigo. com/attend.
Thursday 10/14 Comcast Customer Appreciation Day, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Comcast Service Center, 336 Bath Road, Brunswick.
Saturday 10/30 Comcast Customer Apprecia-
Dining Out Saturday 10/9 Public Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., suggested donation, $7 adults, $3 children under 12, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath. Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children (6-12), free for children under 6, Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Raymond Roads, Brunswick, reservations accepted, 725-2185.
Monday 10/11 All-Meat Chicken Pies made by the Bath United Methodist Church ladies to benefit church general expenses and Building Fund, $13, place order by Oct. 11, 4 p.m., 4434707; pick up date, Thursday, Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave, Bath.
Saturday 10/16 Harvest Supper with pot roast, 4:30-6:30 p.m., adults $7.50, children 12 and under $3.50, take-out available, no reservations required, call 443-4707 for take-outs or information, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, proceeds to benefit church general expenses and Building Fund.
Sunday 10/17 Hand in Hand for the Land, 25year celebration of The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, feast of locally grown food, with music, children’s activities, more, 4-7 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Brunswick, tickets, $25 each or 2 for $40, call 729-7694.
Gardens/ Outdoors Sunday 10/10 Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.
Tuesday 10/12 Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.
Wednesday 10/13 Green Point Farm WMA with Mike Fahay, Merrymeeting Audubon walk, 7 a.m. meet at Bath CVS to carpool, or 7:30 a.m. at Green Point, park next to large green metal shed at Green Point Farm, Dresden, maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting. The Topsham Garden Club monthly meeting, 12 p.m. presentation by Micheline Mulvey on mushrooms, lunch/meeting to follow, visitors/new members welcome, Topsham Public Library, information, Marie 729-1295 or Jane 721-8675.
Thursday 10/14 Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.
Sunday 10/17 Green Point Farm WMA with Doug Suitor, Merrymeeting Audubon walk, 7 a.m. meet at Bath CVS to carpool, or 7:30 a.m. at Green Point, park next to large green metal shed at Green Point Farm, Dresden, maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.
Getting Smarter Saturday 10/9 ”Genealogy 102,” free genealogy workshop, 10-11:30 a.m., History Room, Patten Free Library, enrollment limited to 20, call to reserve a spot, 443-5141, ext. 18.
Wednesday 10/13 Climate Change: Perspectives and Realities, Surprises and Opportunities, lecture by Paul Mayewski, director and professor at the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, 7 p.m., Bowdoin College, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, free, 725-3396.
Saturday 10/16 ”Genealogy 102,” free genealogy workshop, 10-11:30 a.m., History Room, Patten Free Library, enrollment limited to 20, call to reserve a spot, 443-5141, ext. 18.
Health & Support Thursday 10/14
Flu Shot Clinic for seasonal and H1N1, administered by CHANS Home Health Care, adult doses only (18 and older) while supplies last, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., free/donations accepted, Harpswell Town Office, 263 Mountain Road.
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Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.
Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.
Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.
Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, 729-0475, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.
Kids and Family Stuff
Writing For Fun and Money! workshop with author Sherry Hanson, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Merrymeeting Adult Education Center, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, information and registration, 729-7323 or merrymeeting.org.
Women in Science, with Alan Lightman, 7-8 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, cornerstonesofscience.org.
Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table, lecture on Civil War art by artist Dale Gallon, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, Jay Stencil 721-0235.
Elephant Babies in the Forest with scientist & author Katy Payne, 1-2 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, cornerstonesofscience.org
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only paid $5,500 for its review, since it was able to use portions of Portland’s study that focused on the Fore River. About 275 residents from South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough attended a Sept. 29 forum about the flood map changes, Haeuser said. Haeuser said he is pleased FEMA will revise the maps through a more collaborative process, rather than through expensive appeals. “It would have been unfair to make residents prepare appeals on maps FEMA knows in some cases are inaccurate,” he said. In Cape Elizabeth, Town Manager Michael McGovern said the Town Council has spent $8,000 in unbudgeted funds for the review. “Bob Gerber’s expertise truly made the difference in having FEMA reach the point it did today,” McGovern said in an Oct. 1 letter informing the Town Council of FEMA’s decision to pull the maps. “One resident in Cape Elizabeth wrote to me this week indicating their flood insurance would rise from about $1,000 per year to $25,000 per year,” McGovern said of the potential impact the proposed maps would have had. Harpswell Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said Gerber’s review cost the town
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costs of renovations, estimated at more than $5 million, a location deemed too far from downtown, and accessibility. Four other potential police station sites were considered, including the one at Pleasant and Stanwood Streets. Brown noted the initial negotiations for the Pleasant/Stanwood properties proved unsuccessful after options on three properties were considered too high. The council later returned to the site after another location was found to cost even more. The second time around, Brown said, the town was able to negotiate a better deal at Pleasant and Stanwood that included adding a fourth lot to the purchase. The town manager said the current assessed values for the Pleasant / Stanwood lots, including land and buildings, totals almost $499,000. Applying current ratio results in a market value of more than $804,000, the initial amounts for the properties totaled $1.2 million. He said the town settled on an agreed total purchase price of just over $1 million. Brown said the former Times Record building was reviewed again and again. “Every council has come up with the same conclusion,” he said. “The building itself is not suitable and the location leaves a great deal to be desired.” As the discussion drifted back to the Pleasant and Stanwood purchase, Councilor Suzan Wilson, of District 3, said from the beginning the council had been very transparent in its discussions for use of that property. She called it the “worst-kept secret in town” since everybody seemed to know about it. District 4 Councilor John Perreault said he understood people’s right to petition, but wished they had come to the council sooner with their concerns. Addressing why appraisals weren’t done of the properties, the town manager said the council elected not to do them because getting appraisals wouldn’t have changed the negotiated prices. Testimony was heard from an equal number of supporters and opponents. Fred Blanchard of 638 Harpswell Road said the council had given up too easily on finding a site at Brunswick Naval Air Station, which would have saved the town the expense of purchasing privately owned property. King said the U.S. Navy denied that request. Vicki Marr of 34 Cumberland St. spoke in favor of the council’s choice of Pleasant and Stanwood, saying it fits in with the town’s comprehensive planning and would serve as a community bridge between a residential area and downtown. John Donovan of 11 McKeen St., one of
Closing from page 2 kins said. “But with such a great space, I can’t imagine it will be vacant for long. I would expect something will go in there quickly.” Sande Updegraph, executive director of Freeport Economic Development Corp., said the closure of Play and Learn will create a void in Freeport and in the state, although the building’s visibility, parking and neighboring businesses could be seen as a big draw for a new tenant. “As of now, I have had no queries in that space, but it is an attractive location,” she said. Sandy Purington said it has been difficult to break the news to loyal teachers,
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the five residents who filed the paperwork to initiate the petition effort, said those in opposition weren’t opposed to providing the town with a Class A police facility. Donovan compared the petition effort to “legislating with a sledge hammer,” but said it was necessary in this case. “I urge you to vote to clarify the language ... and reconsider the expenditures,” he said. Kathy Wilson of 144 Pleasant St., said the council made the best selection. She said it was “hilarious” to even think of using the former Times Record building. “You might as well bulldoze it and start over like you did with the high school,” she said. Wilson said it was unfair for a petition to come out now. “It puts another snag in the process ... ,” she said. “They could have been here arguing the point before.” Klatt, who resides at 32 Moody Road, said she and the others aren’t against providing police with a new police station. She said her main concern is that the land acquisition ordinance contained no language saying the purchase was for a police station. She called it both vague and very broad. “If I were one of the police officers that has to work in (the existing) dungeon, I would want to know why it doesn’t have the words ‘new police station’ in that ordinance,” she said. Klatt also said an expenditure of that amount, be it for a police station or something else, should be put before voters for their approval. District 7 Councilor Benet Pols, who dissented on the land acquisition, said one way to insure you’ll get a lot of phone calls from people is to be on the short end of an 8-1 vote. Pols explained his initial concern with the plan was going at it piecemeal. He said agreed a new police station is needed and fully supports the Pleasant-Stanwood location. “When we go to bond for the bigger piece of the pie (construction of the police station), we’ll be back going through this again,” he said. Pols thought a better approach would have been to get an idea as to the entire cost of the police station including its design and construction. Monday’s vote was 8-1 with Pols again opposed. The resolution states that the ordinance adopted on Sept. 20 “authorizing acquisition of land and authorizing issuance of bonds and notes in an amount not to exceed $1,175,000” is to be the location for a new police station.
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Bath from page 1 day after Labor Day.” Councilor Kyle Rogers argued that based on reading he has done on the topic, it is not constitutionally valid for a municipality to limit political speech, including campaign signs, on private property. He agreed that such a restriction
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