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Vol. 8, No. 41

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Harpswell harvesters skeptical as clam population declines

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A tree in all its colorful fall splendor welcomes visitors to Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick last weekend.

By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — David Wilson thought clam harvesting was bad last year. But the clam digger of 20 years and chairman of the town’s Marine Resources Committee this week said 2012 marks a new low. In some of his good years, he said, he could make up to six figures in income. Now he’s thinking about getting a second job. “This year I haven’t harvested a quarter of what I harvested last year, and I thought last year was the worst year I’ve seen digging,” Wilson said. “In the past we’ve had clams everywhere in town, and now we don’t.”

State biologist Denis Knault said recent surveys found that three areas in Harpswell have high percentages of clams with stage four neoplasia, a stressinduced disease that will kill the clams at a young age. Orrs Island was found to have 23 percent of clams with stage four neoplasia, Gurnet Landing with 30 percent and Beals Cove with 18 percent, the state biologist said. But despite these new figures, Knault said this is only one piece of the puzzle in diagnosing the town’s clam decline. Other possible causes include the increase in predators like green See page 29

Where’s Harpswell? Good question, business owners say By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — One question seemed to resonate the most Wednesday night when business owners and the consultant hired to devise an economic development plan for the town discussed the business climate: “ H ow d o p e o p l e f i n d Harpswell?” It’s a question Susan Horowitz of Ash Cove Pottery said she

and co-owner Gail Kass often ask their customers, because the town can be hard to find if people don’t already know about it. “This is the biggest barrier I see, at least to the summer businesses,” Horowitz said. “It’s a very hard thing to find, and once they have come to Harpswell, they come back.” The town hired Planning Deci-

sions of Portland and Hallowell in September to develop the plan, at a cost of $12,000, which will be paid through monthly invoices. Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said all but $2,000 of the budget is coming from a Community Development Block Grant the town received through Cumberland County from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Frank O’Hara, Planning Decisions president, led Wednesday night’s discussion at the town office and said the plan will take about six months and several meetings, with much research from start to finish. Kass, marketing chairwoman of the Harpswell Business Association, which hosted the meeting, said the HBA has made a tremendous effort to promote

the town in the past year. The accomplishments include the placement of a business information kiosk in the town office’s foyer, an ad placement in July’s Down East Magazine, and the editing and printing of maps and guides, among other efforts. “Harpswell’s done a really big effort at getting itself on

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Gary Fogg: Maintaining trails, forging connections By David Treadwell TOPSHAM — Gary Fogg is a Renaissance man, and he believes that every citizen has a duty to be informed about history, government, religion and science. He’s a maverick who spent a year between high school and college working minimum-wage jobs and driving a 1967 Volkswagen bug across the U.S. to

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Index Arts Calendar ................20 Classifieds .....................25 Community Calendar.....22 Meetings ........................22

Gary Fogg of Topsham oversees clearing and maintaining 17 miles of trails for the Brunswick & Topsham Land Trust.

Unsung Heroes One in a series of profiles by Brunswick writer David Treadwell about people who quietly contribute to the quality of life in greater Portland. Do you know an Unsung Hero? Tell us: heroes@theforecaster.net

explore the country, especially its state and national parks. And he’s a superstar volunteer, giving joyfully of his time and talents to causes he believes in. A constant theme runs throughout Fogg’s life, be it at work or play: his pas-

sion for our ethical relation with the land and with each other. After graduating from Bates College in Lewiston, Fogg served as a land manager and planner in Massachusetts and Maine before starting his own consulting firm, Land & People LLC, in Topsham in 1991. He assisted towns and developers in addressing issues related to land use planning. And true to his collaborative spirit, See page 30

INSIDE Obituaries ......................14 Opinion ..........................10 Out & About ...................21 People & Business ........18

Police Beat ....................15 Real Estate ....................30 School Notebook ...........16 Sports ............................17

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Bath lauds forestry advocate as year’s top citizen By Alex Lear BATH — A longtime resident who helped start the city’s Forestry Committee 20 years ago and spent time working with students with multiple challenges was named Citizen of the Year on Oct. 6. Geraldine “Gerry” Coombs said Wednesday that she had not expected

the honor, noting that there are many people in Bath who volunteer, “but I appreciated it.” Awards were also presented for community spirit, a community project, and to a Bath youth during the city’s 14th annual Citizen Involvement Day celebration, held at Waterfront Park as part of

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Committee. Coombs’ efforts have helped Bath earn the Tree City USA Community status for the past 15 years. She also worked with students in a Title 1 reading program in Bath, and with youths with multiple challenges in continued page 23

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Hearing set on merger of Brunswick, Lewiston hospitals By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Before the Maine Department of Health and Human Services holds a public hearing on the proposed merger of Parkview Adventist Medical Center and Central Maine Healthcare of Lewiston later this month, Mid Coast Hospital will hold its own forum to appeal to the community. “We are facing a time when rising health-care costs are breaking the backs of local, state, and federal budgets. CMHC’s plan will drive up our health-care costs,” Lois Skillings, president and CEO of Mid Coast, said in a prepared statement. “... It is not in the best interest of the people of this region, especially at a point in our history when health-care experts around the country are recommending that there be fewer hospitals.” After CMMC submitted a certificate of need to DHHS for the proposed merger, Mid Coast Hospital sent their own, according to the Bangor Daily News, but DHHS said Mid Coast’s request was “not subject to review.” “DHHS cannot and will not review the submission on a competitive basis with the submission received by the department from Central Maine Healthcare on Aug. 29, 2012,” wrote Larry Carbonneau, manager of DHHS’s Health Care Oversight Program, according to a letter provided to the Bangor Daily News. Steven Trockman, spokesman for Mid Coast, told the Bangor Daily News last week that a new amendment to the Certificate of Need Act that passed the Legislature earlier in the year will require CMMC to demonstrate a public necessity for Parkview’s takeover. He said it will require DHHS to take into account “lower-cost alternatives that meet the community’s health care needs.” DHHS will hold a public hearing for the proposed merger between Parkview and CMMC at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Knights of Columbus building, 2 Columbus Drive. “The purpose of this hearing is to allow

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the Applicant, other persons directly affected by the application and the public to have an opportunity to present information, documentary evidence, arguments, and comments questioning the documentation presented or raise issues and/or concerns to be considered by the Department on this proposal,” according to a notice from the DHHS. Before that happens, Mid Coast will hold a community forum to discuss their own proposal to merge with Parkview. That will happen at the Mid Coast Hospital Cafe and Conference Rooms, 123 Medical Center Drive, from 5:30 p.m.-7 on Monday, Oct. 15. “Mid Coast Hospital has a proposal that will help our community preserve local control of its health-care services,” according to a statement from Mid Coast. “We would like to work with Parkview Adventist

Medical Center to strengthen health care in our community.” The president and CEO of Mid Coast will host the meeting and provide a look at what Mid Coast believes could happen to

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Cumberland County District 3 commissioner election a rematch By Amber Cronin PORTLAND — Both candidates for Cumberland County Commissioner in District 3 are running on a platform of transparency, but they disagree on how much control to give to county govern-

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and “hundreds of other rules intended to help regulate county government and increase public involvement,” he said.

County government Both candidates said they would like to see county government become more “people friendly.” Grover said he hopes his proposed bylaws would increase public involvement in the county government. He said he believes that the public should be made more aware of meetings happening at the county level through weekly notifications, website enhancement and a county ombudsman. “The third proposal from my rules would be the establishment of a county ombudsman to represent the public when they feel that they have not been well enough served by the county government, basically a customer service representative for the public,” he said. Gorden said that he thinks the county is already moving in a more communitycentered direction, but he thinks there is more to do. Sometimes it is difficult, he said, for him to get around to speak with citizens of the county and that creates misunderstanding in the citizenry. “Right now, for example, you have a representative in the state Legislature who serves somewhere between 7,000 and 9,000 people, a state senator that represents 2,000 and here I am, county commissioner, and I represent 58,000,” Gorden said. “I have a hard time trying to get around to all the communities to get to know the citizenry and make myself available so that I can get input (from them).” He said that things like the regionalization of emergency dispatch better services the county’s communities and saves money. “It is very hard for a community to staff a 24/7/365 dispatch center,” he said. “At a regional cost you can do it better and more efficiently with quicker service. I think that’s one of the best things that we have done.”

Budget Grover said he supported the $41.5 million budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal

year, even though it represented a $468,000 increase over last year’s budget. Gorden said that he finds the budget “a little bit concerning” and that there should Gorden be more citizen education with regard to bonding funds. Grover said that he always attends the budget meetings and that this year department heads and the county manager provided responsible Grover proposals. One major point of the budget that posed a problem for Grover is bonding money for renovations at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Initially, he did not support the measure because he felt that Portland and South Portland should take on more of the cost for the renovation because they would reap greater financial benefit. However, after there was overwhelming voter support for the project, he came around to the idea of borrowing the money. “The only real concern I have is about the Civic Center deficits, which I hope will improve over the years,” he said. “I want to see the Civic Center continue in a fiscally responsible manner.” Gorden also initially opposed the Civic Center bond, but changed his mind when voters supported it. He said that he now supports the project because with the county’s borrowing power, the money was bonded at a much lower interest rate than if the two cities had financed it alone. He said that he feels that citizens need to be made aware of future capital improvement projects that are going to require bonding. “For example, we’re doing an upgrade to the parking garage and that took some bonding and I believe there are other issues like that where we’re going to need to bond money to improve the capital outlook of the county’s facilities and that’s going to cost money,” Grover said. Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@theforecaster.net or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter @croninamber.


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Fireworks ban in Topsham up to voters on Election Day By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — The town ban on sale and use of consumer fireworks faces a Nov. 6 challenge at the polls. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 20 to send the question to next month’s referendum. Selectman David Douglass, who launched a petition in June to overturn the ban, had 468 signatures certified as valid. He needed 459, 10 percent of Topsham residents who voted in the most recent gubernatorial election. Douglass’ petition would allow the sale

and use of fireworks in accordance with state law. Under that law, fireworks were permitted in Topsham from Jan. 1-June 12, when a referendum vote enacted the ban. Two ballot questions on June 12 each presented voters with three choices on fireworks. The first question asked about the sale of consumer fireworks, while the second involved fireworks use. Voters were asked to pick one of the three options presented under each question. Question 1A asked whether the town should “neither regulate nor prohibit the

sale of consumer fireworks and therefore permit the sale of consumer fireworks in accordance with state law?” That question received 436 votes. Question 2A asked the same thing, but in respect to the use of consumer fireworks, and received 419 votes. Question 1B asked voters if they wanted to enact a zoning ordinance regulating fireworks sales, which 227 voters favored. Question 1C asked whether an ordinance prohibiting those sales should be enacted, and 565 – the majority – voted for that option. The second and third parts of Question 2 also involved ordinances to either regulate

fireworks use, or ban it. Two hundred fiftynine voters favored regulation, while 540 preferred prohibition. If the first two parts of each question – which called for some kind of legal sale or use – were added together, their total be greater than the third, which called for a ban on the sale or use, Douglass has argued. Fifty-four percent voted for some kind of sale, while 56 percent supported some manner of use. “In my opinion a majority, because it was split three ways, essentially didn’t get what they were looking for,” Douglass has said. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

Harpswell referendum would change hiring of town treasurer By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — Voters on Election Day will decide whether they want the Board of Selectmen to appoint the town treasurer. Treasurer traditionally has been an elected position, Selectman Jim Henderson said. But he said the state’s low qualification requirements leave the job vulnerable to electing an under-qualified treasurer. The only qualifications are that the treasurer be at least 18 years old, a Maine resident and a U.S. citizen. The two other selectmen agree, according to a written explanation available on the town’s website. “The Selectmen find that those requirements fall far short of the qualifications needed for the Treasurer of the Town of Harpswell in this day and age,” according to the document. If voters give the board power to appoint the treasurer, the selectmen said they will

Harpswell referendum wording “To see if the Town will vote to change the method of selection of the Town Treasurer from being elected for a three-year term to being appointed for a three-year term by the Board of Selectmen effective as of the 2013 annual Town Meeting.” be able to hire someone who is qualified to maintain the town’s budget and other assets in a responsible manner. “When considering someone to be responsible for more than $15 million, including the Town’s budget and borrowings and the Harpswell share of both the County and MSAD 75 budgets, the State requirements are just totally inadequate,” the document

continued. “Having an appointed Treasurer will allow the Town to establish qualifications for the position when it becomes vacant. It will permit the Town to check references and to take all the normal steps that any prudent business operator would take in an effort to assure the employment of someone equal to the task.” Henderson said Treasurer Maguerite Kelly has done an “incredible” job. The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 to hear feedback from anyone who has questions, comments or concerns about the referendum. The town is also soliciting comments on its website at http://www.harpswell. maine.gov.

Henderson said while he hasn’t heard any opposition to the referendum, he can imagine what the arguments can be. “I think there will be some (opposition) because some people will argue that the town treasurer has been elected for years,” and it serves as an independent check on the town’s finances, the selectman said. But since an annual independent audit is already performed, Henderson said, there is no reason to doubt the money will be in questionable hands. Election Day is Nov. 6. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

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the feel of the New York or Las Vegas establishments to attract clientele. She also said her restaurant uses the word “Tao” in a different way, noting that the word and “Dao” are represented by 85 different Chinese characters. This means the two words can have multiple meanings, Stadler said, though they have been diluted by the Romanization of the Chinese language. Her restaurant’s use means “peach,” Stadler said, while the Delaware company’s use means “the way.” Stadler said she and her husband and daughter researched the word and found that many U.S. restaurants use it, according to the Bangor Daily News. Howard Shire of New York City law firm Kenyon & Kenyon, which is representing TAO Licensing LLC, told the Bangor Daily News last week that the company “has pursued or is pursuing similar actions against other restaurants that use ‘Tao’ in their names.” A search of public court records on Justia.com found that the Delaware-based company filed a similar complaint on Sept. 13 against a New York-based Asian restaurant called Tao Syosset. TAO Licensing’s complaint against the Brunswick restaurant claims the larger chain has suffered “substantial and ir-

reparable damage and injury in particular to its valuable goodwill in, and the distinctive quality of, its famous TAO Mark” along with “monetary damage, loss and injury, an an amount to be determined at trial.” As a result, the company is seeking a monetary award plus the Brunswick restaurant’s profits, and court and attorneys’ fees. It is also seeking the destruction of any materials associated with the “Tao” name at the Brunswick restaurant, along with the transfer of its domain name, www. tao-maine.com. James Goggin, a partner at law firm Verrill Dana, Wednesday said he will represent Tao Restaurant pro bono. He said he expects to submit a response to TAO Licensing’s complaint on Oct. 25. “In general, trademark owners have to protect their trademarks in order to keep them,” Goggin said. “But the ultimate question is whether there’s going to be confusion caused between (the two parties as a result of the infringement).” Stadler said another lawyer and law firm also offered pro bono representation, and she has received encouraging emails and messages via social media. “The show of support has just been tremendous,” she said. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

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Brunswick Downtown Association hires new executive director By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Following a threemonth search, the Brunswick Downtown Association has hired Debora King as executive director. King started last week. “We found that she had all of the qualifications that we were looking for,” said Dee Perry, BDA chairwoman. It also helped, Perry said, that King was familiar with the area and has been a resident since 2010. King was selected from eight candidates, Perry said, and will replace Stephanie Slocum, who will continue working on some projects for the group. King had been executive director of the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce since December 2010. “It was a brand new chamber, so one of the challenges was to get it on its feet. It was more of a start-up mode. It was a lot of fun,” King said. “I live in Brunswick, so one of my goals was to work in the community where I live, and I see a lot of

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similarities with the Brunswick Downtown Association and the chambers I’ve worked with in the past.” Before moving to Maine in June 2010, King said she lived in Kodiak, Alaska, for about a dozen years and worked for the chamber of commerce there as the executive director and economic development specialist for a total of eight years. “I’m really familiar with business development, business training, working with municipalities on funding issues and issues as they relate to business development in the communities,” King said. The new executive director was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and became a U.S.

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TOPSHAM — A link on the town website will allow online donations to those in need of heating or other assistance. People can use their credit card to donate to either the Topsham Heating Assistance Program, or a separate fund which Linda Dumont, the town’s general assistance coordinator, can use to help people with items other than fuel. Donations to the cause have been as much as $5,000, given anonymously last year, Town Manager Cornell Knight said on Tuesday. A fundraising dinner, to benefit the heating fund, will be held at the town’s Grange hall on Pleasant Street from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Admission is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Knight said the link would be posted this week, likely to the General Assistance section of topshammaine.com, after the Board of Selectmen approved the action last week. Contact Dumont at 725-1725 or ldumont@ topshammaine.com for more information.

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College is more memorable the 2nd time around You know the saying, “time flies”? Well, the more mature I get (and I’m talking mature as measured by years on this planet, not as measured by my behavior), the more I do indeed believe that it’s going by not just at a quick No Sugar trot, but at the equivalent of Mach 5. This past weekend, I woke up in my daughter’s college apartment. And as I headed downstairs to the standard-issue college apartment bathroom, I thought, “Wait! I’m supposed to be the one accompanying my mom downstairs so she doesn’t frighten my roommates. I’m not supposed to be the mom! How did this happen?” Sandi Amorello College is a wonderful, magical time. However, when we’re fortunate enough to be in the thick of it, we are (unfortunately) not always aware of this fact. When I was the one living with four female roommates, pulling all-nighters, subsisting on popcorn, Farina, rice cakes with peanut butter (and the occasional box of frozen spinach), I did not fully appreciate the experience. Nor did I appreciate that I was, in terms of growth and development, a creature with superhuman abilities. For instance, I didn’t appreciate that I could sleep for

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Doubt about Brunswick GOP leadership How is it that the chairman of the Brunswick Republican Committee is publicly supporting the Fred Horch, Green Independent candidate, over his own party's candidate, Republican Grant Connors? While all if us have the right to support and vote for whomever we choose, how appropriate is it for an officer of the local party organization to retain his position while actively working against his own party's objectives? As a Republican I am personally embarrassed by the fact my own party cannot even unite behind a local candidate. If we are not able to do that, how can we hope to unite the state or nation behind our goals and policies? If Mr. Crimmins is unable to support his own party's candidate maybe it is time for him to pursue other interests. Jeff Morse Brunswick

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and economic justice, decentralization, and communitybased economics. They recognize that social, economic, and environmental needs are equally important for a healthy society. We can’t, for example, sustain a strong economy based on destroying the environment. We can’t have good health care while releasing toxic chemicals into our backyards. Fred Horch is an independent thinker, not beholden to the mainstream political parties. His vision includes plans for bringing good jobs to the region, transitioning to energy independence, and supporting small businesses, working families, and education. These actions will position our community to thrive into the future. Fred is a person of great integrity who will bring careful thought and leadership to all issues. Sarah Wolpow Brunswick

else in this race. Mattie is steadfast and hard-working, and she’s a natural leader who can pull together people of all stripes to accomplish great things. She is a fresh face with no political baggage, and I’m proud to call her a friend. Let’s make Mattie Daughtry the champion of our schools by sending her to Augusta on Nov. 6. Dan Ankeles Brunswick

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House needs Horch’s independence When I moved here 13 years ago, an independent was in the governor's office and Maine was represented in Washington, D.C., by two Republican senators and two Democratic congressmen. Clearly, Mainers vote on the basis of character and qualifications, not party affiliation. Those of us in Brunswick House District 66 have an opportunity to practice this with a vote for Fred Horch. Fred will bring the experience of a small-business owner, parent and committed member of our community to Augusta. Fred's independence will enhance his effectiveness in the Legislature. House bills will earn his vote on their merits, not their party of origin. He will be free to represent Brunswick fully. Fred Horch possesses the values, experience and perspective we need in our elected leaders. I hope you will join me in supporting his bid for the District 66 seat. Barry Logan Brunswick

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witnessed the importance of persuasive representation to protect Maine’s natural resources. While a Green vote may appeal to some, a legislator without a party in Augusta simply means a net loss in Brunswick’s influence. Moreover, the Green candidate has less-known perspectives – i.e., advocacy for an exemption to the minimum wage for small businesses – which I believe are out of step with many Brunswick voters. Fortunately, Brunswick has a home-grown candidate who has done more than talk the talk when it comes to conservation, education, and public service. Mattie Daughtry researched and reported on every piece of legislation proposed by the conservative majority. She’s done the homework to be an effective advocate for our town. Idealism is great in theory. In practice, we need Mattie Daughtry. Jacqueline Sartoris Brunswick

Green Horch is needed in Augusta I attended Brunswick’s District 66 forums featuring Mattie Daughtry, Democrat, Grant Connors, Republican, and Fred Horch, Green Independent. Daughtry and Connors touted green policies almost as much as Fred Horch. Both were greener than their parties, whereas Fred Horch was in tune with his party. Who can be

effective for green policies in Augusta? Connors? Extremely doubtful. Daughtry? Letters last week argue that Daughtry will be more effective than Horch. But consider that Daughtry will be part of the Democratic caucus. It’s run from the top and you are expected to fit in. Expect her Green-ness to be toned way down. Green-based bipartisan consensus building by her will be throttled. Horch has no such fetters. He and his party are fully in accord with green values. He is well regarded for his experienced skills in reaching Green-based bipartisan solutions. He is precisely what Augusta needs. John Rensenbrink Topsham

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Every once in awhile it occurs to me that I might like to do something entirely different with my life. I have wanted to be a writer since I was 13, but I had hoped to become a better writer than I am 50 years later. I somehow imagined I would be a major novelist by now, not just a local journalist. Don’t get me wrong. I am grateful that I get to make a living as a writer. I still enjoy staining the white radiance of a blank screen with my deathless prose, but sometimes I think I might like a do-over. Don’t you? There are no doubt The Universal more courageous folks than I who have, in fact, changed course entirely at 63, perhaps even later in life, but I somehow think it’s too late for me to become a physician. Even if I had the will, I don’t have the energy or the science prerequisites. Realistically, I could imagine studying for the ministry, turning Edgar Allen Beem a column a week into a sermon a week and my expressed concerned for the suffering of others into overt action, but I’m afraid I just don’t have a calling. I might also reasonably consider teaching, museum work, or public relations, but I’d need credentials, accreditations and competencies I now lack and am too lazy to acquire. And when I think about going into communications work I realize that, not only would I last about a day and half in the corporate world, I have no interest whatsoever in new technology and social media. Tweet all you want; I’m just hoping I don’t outlive print media. Fantastically, I can imagine becoming a shepherd in the Outer Hebrides, a Buddhist monk in the South of France, a wandering mendicant in the Himalayas or a beach bum in the Florida Keys, but I’m much more apt to wind up as a bag boy at Shaw’s. I’m way too practical (and married) to ever make a serious break from my established

Amused, confused by Beem’s view of wealth I'm both amused and confused by Edgar Allen Beem's recent column, "The rich vs. the rest of us." First, Mr. Beem seems to hold Mitt Romney to a "rich standard" that somehow seems to overlook Bill Clinton, net worth $80 million; Al Gore, net worth $100 million; John Kerry, net worth $193 million, and the list goes on and on – countless members of Congress and the husband of our congresswoman, all multi-millionaires. If Mr. Beem's contempt is across the board than I applaud him for being honest. If his contempt rains only on conservative rich folks, than that's very sad. My amusement comes about by knowing the rich folks Mr. Beem seems to despise have given me and hundreds of tradesmen work for many years. I've been in business for a long time and I have shown up on job sites with Obama/Biden/Kerry/Edwards/Bush/ Cheney/McCain/Palin lawn signs and bumper stickers, and every one of them, no matter what political stripe they were, paid well and were very gracious to work for. So I just don't see this them against us mindset. So yes, Mr. Beem. they create jobs, and no they all didn't inherit their wealth, and yes most of them are pretty generous. Paul Marseglia Dresden

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Elford Austin Stover, Jr., 77: Legendary Maine athlete BATH — Elford Austin Stover, Jr., 77, of Bath, died Oct. 5. Stover was born in Bath on July 30, 1935. He was a 12th-generation native of Maine, the son of Elford Austin Stover and Lillian Josephine Lee Stover, both of Bath. Stover grew up in Bath and quickly distinguished himself as an athlete whose favorite sports were football, basketball Stover and baseball. He began his long sports career in local programs, where his biggest fans were his parents and sister. At Morse High School, his childhood friends joined him on championship teams in baseball and football and tournamentbound basketball teams. He graduated from Morse in 1953 and completed a postgraduate year at Exeter Academy, where he was named the 1954 Athlete of the Year. Stover attended Bowdoin College, where he again excelled in his three favorite sports. He was a standout football quarterback and safety for the Polar Bears, acquiring spots on the Sunday Telegram’s All-Maine Team. Stover was the first basketball player in Bowdoin history to break the career 1,000-point mark, and he starred at multiple positions on the Polar Bear diamond each baseball season. During his summers off from college, he played semipro baseball in Nova Scotia and Maine, including a stint with the Augusta Millionaires. In addition to being named to all-state rosters in all three sports, he received the Bangor Daily News’ Maine College Athlete of the Year Award in 1957. Stover married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Florence Brown, on Dec. 27, 1958. He served in the U.S. Army for a brief period and then went to work for Mutual of New York. For several years he lived in New York, New Jersey and Chicago. He and his family moved back to Bath in the mid-1960s, and Stover went to work in in-

dustrial sales for Bath Iron Works, where he stayed for over 30 years. Upon retirement, he began a second career as a manufacturing consultant, developing and promoting small businesses in Maine. In Bath, Stover was an active community member, serving on the town council, from 1964-1968 and as acting chairman for part of that time. He also served on the school board, and for two decades coached youth sports in Bath. In the 1970s, Stover became a basketball referee for high schools and colleges throughout the state. He chaired the Maine Basketball Officials Association, and mentored many referees who are grateful for his instruction and influence to this day. Stover was a recipient of the Ollie Berg Award, and was induced into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, the Bowdoin Athletic Hall of Honor in 2005, and the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. Stover was enormously proud of the Mainsail Award that he received in 2010 from the Morse High School Student Community Liaison Committee. The award honored his work with fellow members of the MHS class of 1953 to develop the Blue and White Classic Golf Tournament, an annual event that has raised over $320,000 for the school's scholarship fund. In 2011, Stover was named chairman emeritus of the tournament. Stover is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Stover; his children Lee Stover, of Portland, Susan Garrett and husband, John, of Yarmouth, Tim Stover and wife, Kathleen, of Washington, D.C., Michael Stover, of Woolwich and Marianne Stover, of Biddeford; his grandchildren, Nathan and Meghan Stover, of Bath, and Jack, William and Andrew Garrett, of Yarmouth; and an extended family of in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service, with a reception to immediately follow, will be held at Bowdoin College's Kresge Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Morse High

School Scholarship Fund, in care of Morse High School, Bath. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit: desmondfuneralhomes.com. For more information on Stover’s athletic career, see: athletics.bowdoin. edu/information/history/hall/stover.

special thanks to Dr. Roy Nakamura of Martin's Point Health Care, who took excellent care of both Fucini and his wife Marjorie for many years. Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

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BRUNSWICK — Theodore A. "Ted" Hussey, 82, of Bowdoin Street, died Oct. 5 at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn, after a long battle with leukemia. Hussey was born in Marblehead, Mass., on April 21, 1930, to Hettie Vickery and Finley A. Mooers of Houlton. He was raised by his Hussey adoptive parents, Hazel and Alvin Hussey, of Marblehead. Hussey earned a Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award and graduated from Lynn (Mass.) High School. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he had a long and distinguished career. He rose through the ranks from corpsman to lieutenant commander. His undergraduate studies were completed at The Citadel, and he earned a master’s degree in hospital administration from George Washington University. After 20 years of service, he left the Navy with an honorable discharge. He then accepted a teaching position at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and served on its planning committee. He was later appointed administrator of Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Md., an affiliate of Johns Hopkins. Seeking a more leisurely lifestyle, he came to Maine and considered retirement. But his strong work ethic propelled him to accept the position of vice president of the Maine Hospital Association. Always civicminded, he belonged to many community organizations. His active participation in Rotary International earned him a Paul Harris Fellowship. Hussey's hobbies and interests were wide and varied. His greatest love was the sea and sailing his sloop Patience on the Chesapeake and Penobscot bays. He and his wife, Miriam, had many adventures cruising the Maine coast. He was a quiet, soft-spoken, humble man. He loved his country and served it well. He was, above all, an officer and a gentleman. Hussey is survived by his wife, Miriam Charette-Hussey, of Brunswick; four children, Stanley Hussey, of Panama City, Fla., Donna Shelley, of Bath, Barbara Davis, of Pasadena, Md. and Thomas Hussey, of Baltimore; and four step-children, six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Hussey had requested a burial at sea. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. Trudi Chase and the oncology staff at Parkview Adventist Medical Center, who provided exemplary care. Donations in Hussey's memory may be made to The Hospice House of Auburn in care of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

BRUNSWICK — Louis David Fucini, 87, formerly of Wadsworth Street, died Oct. 7 at Thornton Hall. Fucini was born on Jan. 10, 1925, in Bristol, Conn., the son of Catullo and Theresa Perotti Fucini. He graduated from Bristol High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served from 1943 to 1946. While in the Navy, Fucini trained for radio operation, radar, gunFucini nery and operational flight training at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Fucini studied at Bryant College in Providence, R.I., and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration. In 1949, he enlisted in the Air Force and later flew as a crewman on a B-29 Super Fortress during combat in the Korean War, for which he received the Korean War Service Medal. Fucini retired from the Air Force in 1968, and then worked as a deputy sheriff for the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Department. He retired from the department with the rank of court bailiff. Fucini was an avid ham radio operator. He also enjoyed watching baseball and basketball, and was a lifelong fan of the Red Sox and Celtics. He married Marjorie Mae Robb on Jan. 27, 1956, and is predeacesed by her and by his daughter, Constance Murphy. Fucini is survived by his brother, Albert Primo John Fucini, and his wife, Beatrice, of Bristol, Conn.; son Michael and his wife, Jennifer, of Durham; son Stephen and his wife, Maria, of Lebanon, N.H.; his former daughter-in-law, Stella Richard and her husband, Louis, of Gardner; grandchildren Kristina Fucini, of Auburn, Louis Fucini, Elizabeth Fucini and Andrew Fucini, all of Goose Creek, S.C., Donna Colford, of Bangor and Frank Grover of Spring Lake, N.C.; great-grandchildren Ava Lynn, Madison Leigh, Bradley Louis, Jacob Michael and Kale Timothy; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will he held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A service will follow at 1 p.m. Full military honors will be held at the funeral home, and burial at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery will follow at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff of Thornton Hall for their fine care of Fucini in his final months. The family also gives

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Bath Arrests 10/2 at 12:30 p.m. Janet Markos, 41, of Cottage Street, was arrested on Cottage Street by Detective David Beauregard on a charge of violation of condition of release. 10/2 at 4 p.m. April Smeal, 37, of Cottage Street, was arrested on Cottage Street by Detective David Beauregard on a charge of violation of condition of release. 10/6 at 1:37 p.m. Jason Moniz, 29, of Mountain Road, Woolwich, was arrested on State Road by Officer Ted Raedel on charges of operating under the influence of drugs and violation of condition of release. He was also issued a summons on charges of possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Summonses 10/1 Peter Estes, 63, of Court Street, was issued a summons on Court Street by Corporal Andrew Booth on a charge of harrassment. 10/2 Brent Holbrook, 18, of Phippsburg, was issued a summons by Officer Ted Raedel on charges of illegal transportation of drugs by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Third time, not the charm 10/1 A resident in the north end of the city reported that a dog was bitten by a raccoon. The raccoon was trapped in a garage, and Animal Control Officer Ann Harford captured the animal and took it to the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Lab, where it was confirmed to have rabies. It is Bath's third confirmed rabies case of the year. Police urge residents to vaccinate their pets against the disease, and not to approach wildlife appearing sick or acting strangely.

Fire calls 10/2 at 10:10 a.m. False alarm at Hyde School. 10/2 at 6:01 p.m. False alarm at Washington House. 10/6 at 7:44 p.m. False alarm on Front Street. 10/7 at 4:54 p.m. Public service call on Richardson Street. 10/8 at 4:51 p.m. Odor investigation on Denny Road.

EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 46 calls from Oct. 1-8.

Brunswick Arrests 10/4 at 9:49 a.m. Christopher L. Moulton, 31, of Antietam Street, was arrested on Antietam Street by Officer Jonathan O'Connor on a charge of domestic violence assault. 10/5 at 1:49 p.m. Emily R. Berg, 27, of Doughty Road, Bowdoin, was arrested on Gurnet Road by Officer Justin Dolci on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer (shoplifting). 10/5 at 5:31 p.m. Evan M. Moody, 29, of Irene Avenue, Harpswell, was arrested on

Bath Road by Officer Patrick Scott on a warrant and a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 10/5 at 10:08 p.m. Derek R. Graves, 22, of Baybridge Road, was arrested at Baybridge and Driscoll roads by Lt. Todd Ridlon on a warrant. 10/6 at 9:12 a.m. Karin H. Gwodz, 53, of Carding Machine Road, Bowdoinham, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Justin Dolci on a charge of operating while license suspended or revoked. 10/6 at 2:44 p.m. Paul J. Verhoeven, 55, of Abbott Cove, Topsham, was arrested on Hickory Drive by Officer Justin Dolci on a charge of domestic violence assault. 10/7 at 7:52 p.m. James M. Kempf, 37, no address listed, was arrested on Cedar Street by Officer Patrick Scott on a charge of violating condition of release.

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Summonses 10/3 at 7:20 p.m. Nicholas A. Smith-Hurley, 20, of Tufton Street, was issued a summons at Baybridge Landing by Officer Patrick Scott on charges of possession of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 10/4 at 8:18 p.m. Devin M. Alexander, 23, of Alna Road, Wiscassett, was issued a summons at Walmart by Lt. Todd Ridlon on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 10/5 at 10:08 p.m. Scott A. Lathan, 19, of Baybridge Road, was issued a summons at Baybridge and Driscoll roads by Lt. Todd Ridlon on a charge of possessing alcohol as a minor. 10/6 at 9:30 a.m. Bart Killen, 49, of Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, was issued a summons on Bath Road by Officer Jonathan O'Connor on a charge of attaching false plates.

Fire calls The Brunswick Fire Department responded to 12 calls from Oct. 3-10.

EMS Brunswick emergency medical services responded to 42 calls from Oct. 3-10.

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Topsham Arrests 10/4 at 7:01 p.m. Claire Jeskey, 18, of High Street, Bath, was arrested on Topsham Fair Mall Road by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of theft.

Summonses No summonses were reported from Oct. 1-9.

Home burglary 10/3 at 6:25 p.m. Officer Robert Ramsay responded to the report of a burglary at a Harmony Hill residence, which had occurred sometime after 5:30 p.m. that evening. Entry was gained through an unlocked sliding glass door. A 55-inch television, worth about $2,500, was stolen, as well as cash and medication.

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Fire calls 10/2 at 3:48 p.m. Smoke investigation on Western Avenue. 10/3 at 8:37 a.m. Fire alarm on Governor's Way. 10/3 at 8:56 a.m. Fire alarm on Curtis Lane. 10/3 at 12:14 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Topsham Fair Mall Road. 10/4 at 2:06 p.m. Mutual aid to Bowdoinham. 10/6 at 10:08 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road.

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Austin Wang, a Hyde School senior, lends a hand with boxes of food for needy MidCoast families.

Hyde senior Steven Dwight helps the Good Shepherd Food Mobile bring food to those in need.

Hyde School students volunteer with Good Shepherd Food Mobile

BATH — As part of Hyde School’s community service program, Hyde students are volunteering to help the Good Shepherd Food Mobile bring free food to needy families in the Mid-Coast area. With the support of Grace Episcopal Church and community members, the food mobile offers fresh food and packaged groceries on the last Tuesday of each month, from 2-4 p.m., in the parking lot of the church. In addition to volunteering, the Hyde community has also pledged to raise $1,000 for the food mobile program, allowing it to buy almost $9,000 worth of goods for those in need. To raise the funds, Hyde will hold a long-distance relay run from the Hyde Bath campus to the Hyde Woodstock campus in Connecticut. The event takes place at the beginning of Thanksgiving vacation, and is being spearheaded by faculty members Colin Foye and Peter Rowe.

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Brunswick golf team 11th at states as postseason begins The postseason fun is underway and there is plenty more to come in the days and weeks ahead. Golf's team state match was held Saturday and individuals go for glory this coming weekend. Field hockey's regular season has come to a close. Soccer's finish is just days away and cross country's postseason is just days away. Here's a look:

Golf Brunswick took part in the Class A golf state championship Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. The Dragons shot a team score of 354 to place 11th (Gorham was first with 309). Brunswick was paced by Brad Smith, who shot an 82. Derek Devereau (85), John Parker (92) and Ben Lord (95) also scored and Cam Heatly (97) took part, but his score didn't count. Several local players will return to Natanis Saturday for the boys' and girls' individual state matches.

2-0 loss at Medomak last week. The Shipbuilders hosted Camden Hills Wednesday and close at Gardiner Saturday.

Girls' soccer On the girls' side, Brunswick has a slim lead over defending Class A champion Bangor in the Eastern A Heals. The Dragons improved to 11-0 after handling visiting Oxford Hills, 5-1, and Hampden Academy, 4-3, last week. Brunswick was at Mt. Ararat Tuesday, visits Edward Little Friday and closes the regular season at home versus Lewiston Tuesday of next week. Mt. Ararat was fifth at 8-3 after a 2-0 victory at Lewiston and a

3-2 home triumph over Oxford Hills in recent action. The Eagles were home with Brunswick Tuesday, visit Bangor Friday and close at home versus Edward Little Tuesday of next week. In Western B, Morse is second to defending state champion Falmouth after a 1-0 win at Nokomis last week. The Shipbuilders got a goal from Miracle Trimble. After going to Camden Hills Wednesday, Morse hosts Medomak in a makeup game Friday and closes at Gardiner Saturday.

Field hockey Mt. Ararat's field hockey team is playoff bound. The Eagles began the week fifth in Eastern A

with a 9-4 record following recent wins over visiting Lewiston (4-0) and Edward Little (2-1) and at Bangor (3-0). Mt. Ararat closed the regular season at Brunswick Tuesday. The Dragons entered that game with a 2-8-3 record and were ninth in Eastern A, where just eight teams qualify for the postseason. Brunswick was coming off a 3-3 tie at Cony and a 7-0 home loss to perennial champion Skowhegan. In Western B, Morse was 1-12 and 14th in the Heals (11 teams make the playoffs) going into its finale Tuesday at Erskine. The Shipbuilders got in the win

column last Tuesday, with a 1-0 home win over Lincoln, but then lost at Mt. Blue (5-1) and Nokomis (6-1).

Cross country

The cross country regular season ended last weekend with the Mt. Blue Relays. The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet is Saturday at Cony High School in Augusta. The regional championship meet is Saturday, Oct. 20, at Belfast. The state championships are Oct. 27, also in Belfast. The New England championship meet is Nov. 10, at Twin Brook Recreation Center in Cumberland.

Boys' soccer Mt. Ararat and Brunswick's boys' soccer team are battling Lewiston for the top spot in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings. The Eagles began the week second with a record of 9-1-1 after home wins last week over Lewiston (2-1) and Oxford Hills (5-0). Mt. Ararat had a huge test at Brunswick Tuesday, hosts Bangor Friday and closes the regular season at Edward Little Tuesday of next week. The Dragons were third at the start of the week with a 7-2-2 mark after a 4-0 win at Oxford Hills last Tuesday. Brunswick hosted Mt. Ararat Tuesday, welcomes Edward Little Friday and closes at Lewiston Tuesday of next week. In Western B, Morse was 10th (the top 12 teams make the playoffs) with a 4-8 record after a 3-2 home win over Nokomis and a

Bowdoin football in the win column Above: Bowdoin’s Tim Wickstrom (23), Griffin Cardew (9) and Beau Breton (25) make life miserable for a Tufts ballcarrier. Cardew had a team-high 14 tackles to help the Polar Bears’ defensive effort. Left: Thomas Romero hands off to Zach Donnarumma during Bowdoin’s 17-10 home win over Tufts Saturday. Donnarumma had 137 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns to help the Polar Bears improve to 1-2. BrIan Beard / For The ForecasTer

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Campaign to feed hungry sets record

Appointments Pierce Atwood partner James Erwin was recently appointed to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. He was nominated by Gov. Paul LePage and confirmed in September by the Maine Senate. The board consists of 16 members, and members are appointed for a five-year terms.

Awards The Gelato Fiasco was recently named to the 2012 Empact100 list by Empact, an organization that focuses on making entrepreneurship a career option for everyone around the world. The award recognizes the Top 100 Companies Started by Young Entrepeneurs and was granted to founders Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano at a ceremony at the White House. The Gelato Fiasco is one of New England’s premier creators of artisanal desserts, with stores in Brunswick and Portland and gelato sold at more than 200 grocery stores and restaurants throughout New England. The company was founded by Davis and Tropeano in Brunswick in August 2007.

New hires and promotions Putney Inc., a rapidly growing pet pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, has filled three positions in product development. Simon McGurk has been promoted to senior director of product development, and is responsible for scientific review of new products and the execution of external manufacturing partnerships. Ben Moses joins the team as manager of nonclinical studies, where he will logistically manage, evaluate and ensure the quality of Putney’s bioequivalence studies. And as the new associate of product development, Amy Radke will assist Putney’s product development and regulatory teams by supporting manufacturing, bioequivalence, project management and administrative activities. Melissa Hackett, recently joined St. Mary's Neurol-

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Representatives from the Maine Red Cross Midcoast Chapter, serving part of Cumberland County and all of Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, recently joined with the state's four additional chapters and representatives from the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger at the 9/11 Memorial in Portland. The Campaign, which has raised $4.3 million since 1990 including a record-setting $447,000 in 2011, recently distributed funds to emergency food relief efforts across Maine.

ogy Associates. Hackett is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester with a master's in nursing, family nurse practitioner. She received her certificate of completion in registered nursing from the graduate school of nursing at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center recently hired Teresita Maguire. Maguire is an infectious disease specialist. For the past few years, she has been a consultant for St. Mary’s and Central Maine Medical Center. Maguire will see patients in the hospital and on an outpatient basis at Sabattus Street Primary Care. Maguire earned her medical degree from the University of the Visayas- Gullas College of Medicine, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. She completed residencies in medicine at the Department of Medicine, Cebu City Medical

Center, Cebu Doctor’s College of Medicine Consortium, Cebu City, Philippines and at the Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. She completed her fellowship at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. BerryDunn is recently announced that Kristan Drzewiecki has been promoted to manage its Government Consulting Group. Drzewiecki focuses her work on health care reform, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid and health information technology. She has extensive experience working with state government leaders to plan for and comply with complex federal health care policy and regulations such as the Affordable Care Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Good Deeds

In the 2011-2012 academic year, more than 1,800 University of Southern Maine students logged a record 71,780 hours of volunteer community service. Another 3,176 students contributed 298,802 hours of work through unpaid internships with local companies or service learning courses that combine community service work with classroom instruction. These nearly 5,000 students provided more than 370,000 hours of service to businesses and nonprofits valued at more than $6.2 million in 2011-2012. That figure is calculated using a formula developed by the Independent Sector, a nationwide coalition of nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs.

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Passionflower Farm recently announced its return to downtown Bath with a new location at 72 Front St. Located in the Sagadahock Building, the new space is now the home of Passionflower Farm’s floral design studio. The team at Opus Consulting Group, a management consulting firm recently announced moving to a new location on the second floor at 130 Middle St., in Portland, to accommodate our current growth and expansion. Opus Consulting Group helps businesses on their path to success by offering corporate renewal, financial management, exit strategy and turnaround services.

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• Work in a clothing store. Employees who work in a store often get an employee discount that could be anywhere from 20 to 40 percent off the retail price of items. Parents can certainly work in a store for the discounts, but it’s also an idea for teenagers who want to earn money and save on their favorite brands.

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Samurai film to show at SPACE Gallery

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

Mid Coast Books & Authors Tuesday 10/16 Roberta Isleib, mystery author series, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.

Film Hitchcock After Dark, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 12 and 26, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 229.

Galleries Thursday 10/18 William Wegman in conversation: performance, process and early video art, fall open house, 4:30 p.m., Bowdoin College, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3124.

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

Don’t miss out on all our ONGOING calendar events! Click on the Lifestyle tab at theforecaster.net for a full list of Arts & Entertainment Listings, including ongoing museum and gallery exhibits.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/ arctic-museum. Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier, and Pejepscot’s Early Scots-Irish History, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Music Saturday 10/13 Lynn Deeves, Kate Schrock and Trina Hamlin, 7:30 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 7255222, advance $12, door $15.

Monday 10/15 United States Marine Band, 7:30 p.m., Farley Field House, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3375.

Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 10/17 “Strangers on the Beach,” Josh Pahigian, 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700; and 7 p.m., University of Southern Maine Bookstore, 35 Bedford St., Portland, 780-4070.

Thursday 10/18 Poetry in the Library, Steve Luttrell and Megan Grumbling, 7 p.m., Merril Memorial Library, 215 Maine St., Yarmouth, 846-4763. “Books to Die For,” John Connolly and Julia Spencer-Fleming, 7 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 7677660.

Comedy

Friday 10/19

Saturday 10/13

Fiddle-icious, 7:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham, $10.

Daydrinker, Ian Stuart, album release party, 9:30 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, ianstuartcomedy@ yahoo.com.

Saturday 10/20 Brunswick High School Alumni Chorus, 7 p.m., Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, 7986966, $10.

Theater/Dance “The Bully Plays,” Oct. 12, 13, and 14, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, suggested $6.

Saturday 10/20 Contemplative Dance and Authentic Movement, class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., Bath, 725-9997, $15-30.

Film Friday 10/12 Palestinian Film Festival: Rana’s Wedding, 7:30 p.m., Talbot Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 239-8060, admission $7, $5 students, seniors, and MVPR members.

Saturday 10/13 Palestinian Film Festival: 5 Broken Cameras, 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 239-8060, admission $7, $5 students, seniors, and MVPR members.

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“Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai,” 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, admission $7, members $5.

Studio Views, Winslow Homer symposium, 2-4 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3224, $20, members $15.

Saturday 10/20

Banned Book Film Series: Ordinary People, 5:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 711.

Friday 10/19 Damnationland: the way life should bleed, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, $10.

Galleries Friday 10/12 Vanguard, Maine Women Pioneers exhibit, opening, 5-7 p.m., University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499.

Wednesday 10/17 To France and back: watercolor drawings, reception, 7-9 p.m., The Local Buzz Coffee House and Wine Bar, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 541-9024.

Saturday 10/13 David Mello and Blue Steel Express, 5 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@ gmail.com. Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, advance $12, door $15.

Sunday 10/14 Abigail Levis and Jonathan Ware, 3 p.m., The Portland Rossini Club, The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 797-8318, suggested donation $10. Gretchen Peters, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-1248, $20-23.

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Frank Glazer, 12 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

Yarmouth Art Festival, reception, 5:30-8 p.m., 396 Gilman Road, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, yarmouthartfestival.com.

Jatoba and the Infamous Stringdusters, 8 p.m., 504 Congress St., Portland, 919-563-4923, advance $14, door $17, VIP $24

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Gary Richardson, 5-8 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@gmail.com.

Saturday 10/13 Fire Museum Open House, 10 a.m., Portland Fire Museum, 157 Spring St., Portland, 772-2040, adults $5, children $3.

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Ak’iwacu Band Drummers of Burundi, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland, 874-9779.

Mike Snow, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800745-3000, advance $30, door $35.

Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, 9 p.m., 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@gmail.com.

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“Faith Healer,” Oct. 4-21, Wed-Fri 7:30, Sat. 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m., American Irish Repertory Ensemble, The Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 799-5327, admission $20, $18 seniors and students.

Saturday 10/13

“Can-can Parisien,” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Maine State Ballet, 348 Route 1, Falmouth, 781-3587, $15-20.

Friday 10/19

Robin Hood, 7 p.m., Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, theatre@falmouthschools.org, adults $7, students and seniors $5.

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Robin Hood, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, theatre@falmouthschools.org, adults $7, students and seniors $5.

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‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ rides into the Portland sunset By Scott Andrews It’s a busy week on the arts and entertainment front, with a varied menu that spotlights several formats and styles. The most newsworthy event is Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour, which visits Portland on Oct. 16. The multi-platinum country singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year, and he says that the current tour will be his swan song. Another roots-oriented pop singer is Miss Tess, who will be appearing in Portland Oct. 13 with her three-man band, The Talkbacks. Portland Symphony Orchestra goes into Pops mode this weekend, with Saturday and Sunday performances of a program based on the bohemian lifestyle. The Portland Rossini Club, the city’s oldest musical organization, presents a recital by Portland-born mezzo-soprano Abigail Levis on Sunday. In a total change of pace, Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil’s “Saltimbanco,” plays through Sunday at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Glen Campbell The “Rhinestone Cowboy” is riding into Portland. That’s the happy news. The sad news is that he’s riding into town for the last time. Glen Campbell, who has sold more than 45 million records in a career that spans five-plus decades, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year, but he decided to forge ahead with his final studio album – “Ghost on the Canvas” – and wrap up his public concerts with a Goodbye Tour that visits Portland on Oct. 16. Campbell started in the 1960s as a session musician in recording studios in Los Angeles. Since then he’s had his own television show and appeared in numerous movies. But Campbell is best known as the singer of hit tunes such as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston” and “Gentle on My Mind.” In addition to Grammy Awards for individual songs and albums, Campbell received the 2012 Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Portland Ovations presents Glen Campbell at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City

Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Miss Tess “Americana” is a deliberately vague musical description that has become one of today’s most overused labels. But it’s certain that Americana embraces jazz, blues, country, honky-tonk, swing and early rock. And those are the principal influences exemplified by Miss Tess, a singer-songwriter who honed her craft in greater Boston’s thriving alt-country musical milieu. On Oct. 16 Miss Tess will release “Sweet Talk,” a new CD that exudes all these qualities, showcasing her clear soprano voice, her heartfelt writing style and her new three-man band, which she calls The Talkbacks. On Oct. 13 Miss Tess is holding a CD release party at One Longfellow Square, the city’s premier venue for Americana and roots-oriented music. An advance copy of “Sweet Talk” is spinning on my CD player as I write this. I like its infectious swing beat, which infuses most of its 11 songs (10 original and one old country standard). Highlights include “Don’t Tell Mama,” a coyly suggestive love song, “People Come for the Gold,” a rocking dance number, and “Save Me St. Peter,” redolent of beer and lonely barrooms. Catch Miss Tess and The Talkbacks at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) at 8 p.m. Oct. 13. Call 761-1757.

Portland Symphony Orchestra The Portland Symphony Orchestra launches its 2012-2013 Pops season this weekend with two performances of a program that was created by maestro Robert Moody, who based it on three artistic depictions of the joys and tragedies of the bohemian lifestyle. Titled “La Vie Boheme,” Moody’s program includes excerpts from Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme,” an 1896 Italian opera about a likeable cadre of starving artists in Paris and their love lives. It is the fourth most-often produced opera in the standard repertory. A century later, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award-winning musical “Rent” recast an almost identical story in terms of contemporary New York. Even more recently, the movie “Moulin Rouge” provided yet

another vision, going back to Paris for the setting and using a score that was compiled from various popular artists. Moody has invited four singers. Soprano Jessica Cates and tenor Christian Reinert represent the classical operatic side of the equation, while Broadway stars Mia Gentile and Mike Eldred will focus on modern renditions of the story. Catch “La Vie Boheme” at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Abigail Levis Providing scholarships for promising Maine artists is part of the mission of the Portland Rossini Club, a venerable institution that dates from the middle of the 19th century. So it’s always a treat when a Rossini Club scholarship recipient comes back to perform for the home crowd again. That’s the background for this Sunday’s recital by Abigail Levis, an up-and-coming mezzo-soprano who first studied voice in Kennebunk, moved on to perform with Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society and now studies in New York at the Bard College Conservatory. Among her current teachers is famed singer Dawn Upshaw. In her young professional career, Levis has appeared with the American Symphony Orchestra and won numerous prizes, most recently the 2012 Joy of Singing competition. Her Portland program will range from classical to modern selections; she’ll be accompanied by pianist Jonathan Ware, a Juilliard School graduate. Portland Rossini Club presents Abigail Levis in recital at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St. in Portland. Call the Rossini Club at 797-8313.

Cirque du Soleil There’s a “first” and a “last” happening at the Cumberland County Civic Center through this weekend. The first refers to Cirque du Soleil, the venerable Montrealbased performing arts organization that’s making its initial appearance in Portland.

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Portland-born mezzo-soprano Abigail Levis will perform a wide-ranging recital this Sunday under the aegis of the Portland Rossini Club.

The last refers to the fact that the company’s “Saltimbanco” show, which has been performed in 45 countries for two decades, will be retired at the end of the current tour. Classic Cirque du Soleil at its best, “Saltimbanco” is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of artistry and agility. With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, “Saltimbanco” features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism, supported by technical expertise and extravagant design. The show explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. Cirque du Soleil’s “Saltimbanco” will be performed eight times between Oct. 10-14 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. For a full schedule and ticket information, visit theciviccenter.com. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/137696

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Mid Coast Benefits Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, donate your returnables to Turf McMann. Bootleggers will donate an extra 10 percent of all donations, Fields4ourfuture.org.

Call for Volunteers Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick

office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@ bbbsbathbrun.org.

Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or michele@habitat7rivers.org.

The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third

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

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the cafĂŠ, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015. Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3646.

Harvest supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bailey Island Church, Route 24, Harpswell, adults $8, kids $6.

At the NYA Campus 148 Main Street, Yarmouth

Tue. 10/16 7 p.m. Planning Board Meeting Thu. 10/18 7 p.m. Selectmen

University College, 9 Park St., Bath, pre-register: 386-1664.

Saturday 10/13 Baby sitting & home alone safety class, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital, Medical Office Building, Suite 3208, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, register: 373-6585.

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Wednesday 10/17

Flu shot clinic, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, 800-639-1553, $30.

Thursday 10/18

Genealogy workshop, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, register: 443-5141 ext. 18.

Alzheimer’s signs and symptoms, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-8033.

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Thursday 10/18

Friday 10/19

Beyond start-up business training, Wednesdays Oct. 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7 and 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Women, Work & Community,

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Tue. 10/16 3 p.m. Conservation Commission Tue. 10/16 7 p.m. Comprehensive Plan Implementation Wed. 10/173:30 p.m. Budget Advisory Wed. 10/176:30 p.m. Planning Board Thu. 10/18 6 p.m. Selectmen Thu. 10/18 7 p.m. Public Referendum Hearing

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Fall science reading of Silent Spring, 12-1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 214.

The care and pruning of berry bushes, 12:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Road, Brunswick, 729-3509.

See us in action! Visit classes, take a tour, and attend a reception with NYA faculty and administrators.

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Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

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Intro to RSS and Google reader, 12-1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 7255242 ext. 232.

Health & Support The art of being human, Shambhala meditation, Oct. 19-21, Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Centers, 19 Mason St., Brunswick,

Life story writing, 10:30 a.m., Mondays Oct. 15, 22, and 29, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, register: 563-1363, $15 for three sessions.

Kids and Family Wednesday 10/17

Understanding your children: nurturing their innate differences, 6:30-8 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-6084.


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HARPSWELL — The town will hold its first open forum on economic development at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the town office meeting room. Sarah Curran of Planning Decisions will lead the discussion. Topics will include what kind of economic development the town wants, assets that

the map. We have the Maine state map, which now has an inset with our map in it,” she said. “For years, it was totally obliterated. You couldn’t tell how to get here, or that there was a town.” O’Hara wanted to know how businesses are faring, and solicited comments on problems the town is facing, along with possible solutions to fix them. “I did look at the retail sales data for the community before I came down tonight, and from 2010-2011, retail sales increased about 20 percent in the community,” he said. “And it grew across the board.” Richard Moseley, president of HBA and owner of the Harpswell Inn, said his business “has been very steady” this year. “Usually through the summer, there are ups and downs, but starting in the first of May through right now, it’s really holding up well,” Moseley said. “We’ve had three nights since May 1 with no guests ... I’m ready for a rest.” Horowitz said her business is one of the

Top citizen from page 2 Brunswick. Coombs has also served her community through organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Literacy Volunteers and the Soup Kitchen. Wiebke Theodore earned the Community Spirit Award, and the Community

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have potential for growth and what role should the town play in development. “It will be kind of a broad meeting where anything goes,” Frank O’Hara, Planning Decisions president, said Wednesday. Town Administrator Kristi Eiane

said the town is also looking for people to be part of the economic development strategy committee, which will meet once a month from November through February and provide suggestions and feedback to Planning Decisions. — Dylan Martin

few that stays open with steady hours. “I think that we get more traffic than other businesses,” she said. “We had an incredibly strong May this year and a lower than usual June and September, but a booming July and August, so go figure.” Other business owners provided nuanced responses. A construction firm owner said he’s seen an increase in business, though he’s not sure about other firms in the area. John

Halpin, vice president of the HBA, said his tile design business has mainly seen work out of town and out of state. And a sailboat owner and landlord said both his charter business and his rentals have done well this year. Dan McMahon, a financial adviser with Shepard Financial, said in preparing for new economic development in Harpswell, people need to be prepared for change. “One of the biggest challenges I see, especially on the coast and not just here in Harpswell, is people’s willingness to change – to change with the times, to

change with the laws, to augment their services to be more service-oriented,” McMahon said. And to make sure there is unity between Bailey Island, Orr’s Island and Harpswell Neck, Kass said the town must work on marketing itself as one, instead of as the three separate entities. “We need to have some sort of overarching branding that brings us together,” she said, so they think of us as Harpswell.”

Project Award went to the Bath Freight Shed Alliance. According to the city, Theodore presented a vision of how to preserve Bath’s last remaining 19th century waterfront freight shed, and to provide a downtown hub for community activity and non-profit organizations. Her vision bloomed into the alliance, which includes

arts groups, the Bath Farmers Market, Maine’s First Ship, Regional School Unit 1, the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Main Street Bath. Donations have funded revitalization of the building. Kyle Hietala, a member of Morse High School’s Class of 2014, received the Youth Award. He restarted the debate

team and was one of the founding members of The Morse Tribune, the school’s online newspaper. He also developed and has led a mentoring program for elementary and middle school students in RSU 1.

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

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Midcoast Hunger Prevention needs cat and dog food Please drop donations at Kathy Wilson’s Pet Grooming 144 Pleasant Street (beside Amato’s) Brunswick

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ANTIQUES

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SITTERS FOR CRITTERS. Professional, insured, pet sitting/dog walking. Falmouth and Cumberland. Inquiries welcome. 207-8298571.

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ABSOLUTE BEST PRICES PAID FOR MOST ANYTHING OLD.CUMBERLAND ANTIQUES Celebrating 28 years of Trusted Customer Service. Buying, Glass, China, Furniture, Jewelry, Silver, Coins, Watches, Toys, Dolls, Puzzles, Buttons, Sewing Tools, Linens, Quilts, Rugs, Trunks, Books, Magazines, Postcards, Old Photos, Paintings, Prints & Frames, Stereos, Records, Radios, Military Guns, Fishing Tackle, & Most Anything Old. Free Verbal Appraisals. Call 838-0790.

Experienced Antique Buyer Purchasing paintings, clocks, watches, nautical items, sporting memorabilia, early paper (all types), vintage toys, games, trains, political & military items, oriental porcelain, glass, china, pottery, jugs, crocks, tin, brass, copper, pewter, silver, gold, coins, jewelry, old oriental rugs, iron and wood architectural pieces, old tools, violins, enamel and wooden signs, vintage auto and boat items, duck decoys & more. Courteous, prompt service.

Call Steve at Centervale Farm Antiques (207) 730-2261

ALWAYS BUYING, ALWAYS PAYING MORE! Knowledge, Integrity, & Courtesy guaranteed! 40+ years experience buying ANTIQUE jewelry (rings, watches, cuff links, pins, bangles, necklaces and old costume jewelry),coins, sterling silver, pottery, paintings, prints, paper items,rugs, etc. Call Schoolhouse Antiques. 780-8283.

ANTIQUE CHAIR RESTORATION: Wooden chairs repaired. Tightening, refinishing, caning, rushing, shaker tape. Neat and durable repairs executed in a workman like manner on the shortest notice for reasonable or moderate terms. Will pick-up and deliver. Retired chair maker, North Yarmouth, Maine. 829-3523.

I BUY ANYTHING OLD!

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

I will come to you with cash.

Call John 450-2339 WANTED:

Pre 1950 old postcards, stamp collections, old photographs and old paper items

 TOP PRICES PAID  799-7890 call anytime BOOKS WANTED FAIR PRICES PAID Also Buying Antiques, Art Of All Kinds, and Collectables. G.L.Smith Books - Collectables 97 Ocean St., South Portland. 799-7060.

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653-7036 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom, 2009, Red Hot Sunglow. Bought brand new off showroom floor. Driven by a woman. Excellent condition; rarely used. Has 3,600 original miles, Rush baloney cut pipes; leather Harley Sportster saddlebags. Must see; must sell. $8,500 or best reasonable offer. Call 207577-3145 anytime.

Customized cleaning • Laundry Superior service Affordable Prices Eco-Friendly Products Call 233-4829 for free estimate www.mrsmcguires.com “The Way Home Should Be”

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Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections. Custom painting and collision work. 38 years experience. Damaged vehicles wanted. JUNK CAR removal, Towing. 878-3705.

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BODY AND SOUL Intimacy, Men and Women Support Group. Helping People with the Practice of Intimacy. Openings for Men. Weekly, Sliding Fee. Call Stephen at 773-9724, #3.

BUSINESS RENTALS Small established restaurant for lease in Freeport. One block from Beans. Reasonable rent with winter reduction. Rent/purchase equipment and you’re in business! 865-6399, C 329-6917. FREEPORT- OFFICE RENTAL 20 Independence Drive. Along Route 1. Up to 4000 SF. 3 units, clean, quiet area. Parking, heat included. FMI Call 841-7754.

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Early Bird Day Care Cumberland day care has an opening starting in July and Sept. for a child 12 months-5 years old. Meals and snacks provided. Kindergarten readiness program included in daily routine. Reasonable rates but more important a fun, home-like atmosphere where children thrive. Come join our family! Hours 7am-5:30 pm 829-4563 SEEKING EXPERIENCED Nanny. Full time, in-home infant care in Yarmouth beginning March 2013. Year-long commitment; competitive pay. References, background check required. Call Andrea, 2325755.

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WE DO Windows...and more! *WINDOW CLEANING *POWER WASHING *GUTTERS CLEANED Mid-Coast to Portland Commercial & Residential Professional, Affordable Insured wdwandmore@yahoo.com John 353-6815 or 592-6815 “You’ll CLEARLY SEE, your satisfaction is our business”

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

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FOR HOME/OFFICE, NEW Construction, Real Estate Closings etc. the clean you need is “Dream Clean” the clean you`ve always dreamed of with 15 years of expert service. Fully Insured. For rates & references call Leslie 8072331.

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Home Cleaning

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Glenda’s Cleaning Services BASIC AND DEEP CLEANING 207-245-9429 Have you house clean as you never had it before! Call for appointment GJFigueroa@yahoo.com NEED HELP CLEANING? Looking to fill a few spots. If you need your home cleaned by a professional then I’m your gal. References & resonable rates. 229-5050. Melinda.


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ELDER CARE Responsible Mature Woman seeking employment as CAREGIVER/COMPANION in the greater Portland area. Experience in Elder Care. Call 8992478. I provide Respite Care, personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, errands & transportation. References & rates. Call Melinda c-229-5050. ADVERTISE YOUR ELDER CARE Services in The Forecaster to be seen in 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

FIREWOOD

*Celebrating 27 years in business*

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Additional fees may apply Visa/MC accepted • Wood stacking available

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FIREW D Cut • Split • Delivered $210.00/CORD GREEN GUARANTEED MEASURE CALL US FOR TREE REMOVEL/PRUNING Accepting

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FOR SALE: 2 year old seasoned firewood for delivery in the Carrabassett Valley/SUGARLOAF area. Cut to 16 inches finely. Call 491-7265, $250 per cord delivered.

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FOODS

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

Call Dickey’s 207-541-9094

FOR SALE: BRAND NEW, NEVER WORN: Woman’s Leather Chaps, size 12, $100. & 3 Woman’s Leather Vests size sm,12 & 14, $15.00 each. Men’s Leather Chaps size 40. Worn twice. $100. Men’s & Woman’s Motorcycle Helmets great condition. $35.00 each. Men’s Snowmobile helmet. Great condition. $30. Call 6535149 for more information. Disney Animal Friends Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector. Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. The book comes with 80 movie images. Will make a great present for any child. You can see a picture of it on EBAY. $35.00. Call 6535149. REFURBISHED XBOX- paid $119, comes with 6 DVD’s, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 & 2006, Madden 2004, Real World Golf, Call of Duty, Nascar Thunder 2002. A bargain price at $100. Please call 653-5149.

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OVER 35 YEARS in the furniture business, fabrication and repair. Fast, expert work guaranteed to satisfy for years to come. One call does all in house or in shop repairs. We do windows and doors, too. 807-6832. Mon-Fri. 8 to 5 Pat Umphrey RE-NEW YOUR FURNITURE DON’T BUY NEW Repair, Stripping & Refinishing by hand. Former shop teacher. 32 years experience. References. 371-2449. FURNITURE RESTORATIONPlace your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

HEALTH Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.

HELP WANTED A Division of VNA Home Health & Hospice

LifeStages

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

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We’re immediately hiring appointment setters to give away great gifts. Outstanding pay with generous bonuses. Must be available to work 4pm9pm. Portland. Call now! 207772-8079.

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PRIUS STUDDED snow tires (4); like new; $225.00. Size: P195/65/R15. Call Mike at 233-4794; Cumberland. WOOD STOVE for Sale - Fisher Grandma Bear. Clean, Good condition, Heats great. $599. Call 207-831-4225.

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Come grow with us! Now hiring (10) Sales Professionals in Portland. 30 hours a week making $15$25 an hour. 207-772-8079. Send Resume to: jnappi@festiva.travel

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Coastal Manor in Yarmouth is a 39 bed long term care facility.We are looking for nurses to work per diem for us, filling vacations, special requests & holidays. Please call if interested 846-2250.

PCA FOR wheelchair bound Brunswick woman for help with ADL’s. Must be caring and dependable. Work is in positive environment. Up to 20 flexible hrs per week. Clean background. 590-2208.

Caring and Experienced

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

BEST OF THE BEST

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

BASEBALL PRICE GUIDE MAGAZINES from the 80’s. Over 75 in the box. Ebay prices are $5.00 each or more. No cards inside. Lot for $50.00 OBO. Call 653-5149. CHRISTMAS HOUSE COLLECTION for sale, over 12, most new, still in boxes. Retailed for $15-$20 each or more. Lot for $75.00 OBO. Call 653-5149.

HELP WANTED

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

Sun Press, a division of Sun Media Group, is looking for an experienced full time Pre-Press Supervisor to be part of a graphic designer team associated with commercial printing and weekly Sun Media publications.

Pre-Press Supervisor In addition to excellent design skills, candidates should have knowledge of InDesign, PhotoShop, Acrobat Distiller, Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Illustrator. Knowledge of CTP Imagers and workflow software. Must have excellent communication and customer relation skills, both orally and written, time management and organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to be creative, work a flexible schedule and adhere to deadlines.

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Premiere Homekeeping Service is actively seeking people who enjoy making homes sparkle! We’re looking for people who have an eye for detail and take pride in their work. You must also be dependable and enthusiastic,and be responsive to customers. We currently need homekeepers for Portland, Falmouth,Yarmouth and Cumberland. We offer full-time hours,and excellent compensation and working conditions. Plus ,we work for the nicest people in Maine! Apply online at www.mrsmcguires.com or send resume to mrs.mcguires@gmail.com

Sales Associate Part-time. Must be friendly, customer service oriented and comfortable using the computer. Call Village Consignment to apply. 207-846-5564. CRAFTY PERSON wanted for part-time flexible hours in sewing machine dealership/fabric shop. Call 7976700 or 664-2558.

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HOME REPAIR

CARPENTRY • Painting • Weatherization • Cabinets 846-5802

Correct Care Solutions (CCS), a leader in providing healthcare services to correctional facilities nationwide, initiated service in the Maine Department of Corrections system on July 1, 2012. It is our goal to improve access to medically necessary health care services and improve the health care delivery model. YOU can make a difference!!! Current openings at facilities across the state include:

• Medical Director (FT) – Maine State Prison • Psychiatrist (FT) – Maine Correctional Center • Nurse Practitioner (FT/PT) • LPNs – FT, PT & PRN (All Shifts) • RNs – FT, PT & PRN (All Shifts) We Offer competitive salary and great benefits including tuition reimbursement, CEU, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and more! To learn more about the next step in your career, email Adam at MaineJobs@correctcaresolutions.com or fax your updated resume/CV to (615)-324-5774

Experience is always helpful, but not necessary. Our ongoing training and support helps all of our caregivers to become skilled professionals. Please call us to find out more! 152 US Route 1, Scarborough

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PETITION FOR EXECUTIVEL CLEMENCY STATE OF MAINE Augusta, August 24, 2012 Notice is hereby given that a Petition for the Pardon of TORREY FIFIELD who was convicted of the crime of THEFT BY UNAUTHORIZED TAKING OR TRANSFER; 2 COUNTS is now pending before the Governor and a hearing will be conducted in the GOVERNOR’S CABINET ROOM,SECOND FLOOR, ROOM 245 at the STATE HOUSE in Augusta, on THURSDAY the 18TH day of October 2012, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. PAUL R. LEPAGE, GOVERNOR

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New Construction/Additions Remodels/Service Upgrades Generator Hook Ups • Free Estimates Serving Greater Portland 20 yrs.

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LOST/MISSING in FALMOUTH- MALE TABBY CATMikey, Buff & White stripes. In vicinity of Johnson Rd. & Valley. Micro-chipped. Still missing from same vicinity, Teddy, large SIAMESE Mix, white paws. Please contact Nancy 401474-7471. Please check your sheds and garages.

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Lawn Care: Mowing • Aerating Dethatching • Renovations Landscape: Maintenance, Loam/Mulch • Year Round Clean-ups Planting • Snow Removal Aaron Amirault, Owner

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CRONE’S MASONRY Chimney lining, Fireplaces, Steps, Walkways, Stonewalls, Foundation Repairs. New Chimney or Repointing. Residential. For Estimates Call 865-2119.

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TUTOR AVAILABLE. College student with experience available to tutor all ages whether your child is struggling or wants to get ahead. All subjects including math, science, reading, Spanish. Reasonable rates. Steve 8465997.

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from page 1 crabs and milk ribbon worms. “There are many factors that can cause a decline in that area,” Knault said. “Can we change that? I am confident, yes, we can.” The surveys were coordinated by Wilson, Knault, marine resource officers, harvesters and a West Chester University biology professor, who studies clam populations from New England to Maryland. There were three other areas, the state biologist said, that had no signs of clams with advanced neoplasia. Knault said the presence of the disease itself is not alarming, because it has naturally occurred for years. But the higher rates of clams at the deadly stage of neoplasia indicates that something has changed. Why that’s the case is not known, he said. But he does know the disease happens as a result of stress, and there can be multiple causes of that. Bloodworm harvesting is part to blame, said Wilson, who helped survey Skofield Cove on Oct. 6. “When you have worms in a clam bed, these guys are coming in over and over again,” the chairman of the Marine Resources Committee said. “The third time they do that, it stresses the clam to a point.” Nineteen other harvesters were present that day, Marine Patrol Officer Kyle Neugebauer said, because two days of conservation work is required for them to keep their license. In the past, he said, they used to only pick up trash. This year is different. 5“This is the first year we’re using them to dig,” Neugebauer said. “Why collect trash when we can kind of help

your resource here?” Echoing the remarks of Wilson and other harvesters, the marine patrol officer said clam populations have been in decline for the area. “There are two or three coves that just keep producing, which is nice, but these other ones are dead,” Neugebauer said, adding that the town is still trying to figure out the scope of the problem. Knault said he cannot draw any conclusions about the cause of stage four neoplasia in clams, because not all of the data has been collected, nor has there been enough time to analyze it. But responding to Wilson’s claims about bloodworm harvesting, he said there might be some substance to the argument. “We’re seeing some greater evidence of the intensity of bloodworm harvesting,” Knault said. Since the worms are mobile, harvesters will dig up more mud to catch them, the state biologist said, and that can cause clams to be turned upside down and stressed. After the harvesters finished their survey last weekend, Wilson and others huddled in the woods next to the cove to discuss their frustrations with the decline in the past few years. Gordon Austin, who has been harvesting clams for most of his life, said efforts to reseed clams in other areas and grow the population in the past have failed. “No, it’s never worked. Every time we’ve took seed from one area and put it into another, it never takes,” Austin said. “And I’m talking from the ’80s, when they first started it – in Brunswick, in Harpswell, in all of it. It’s never worked.

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It’s never worked to re-seed flats.” Austin and Wilson said they don’t always see eye-to-eye with the biologists, and they doubt that conservation and research efforts will help if a growing clam population depends on colder water temperatures, especially during the winter. “I argue and argue with them, like that was eight years ago when I was seeing them on Harpswell Cove, first hand,” said Wilson, who then imitated one of the biologist’s responses. “‘No, you don’t know what you’re talking about. They spawn when the water reaches a certain temperature.’ Then why am I seeing them when the ice leaves?” Knault said there is some anecdotal evidence to support continued next page

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from page 1 he would often work alongside other consultants on projects. While maintaining his consulting practice, Fogg provided his expertise to several committees in Topsham: the Conservation Commission, the Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Planning Board, and the Quality of Life Ordinance Committee, among others. Fogg shut down his consulting firm in 2009 and began seeking other outlets for his passion. He’d long been a supporter of the Brunswick & Topsham Land Trust, so he asked Angela Twitchell, executive director of the organization, how he could help the trust. “I told him we could use help overseeing our trail system,” Twitchell said. “We couldn’t afford to hire a trail supervisor, and he has so much experience.” Fogg did, indeed, possess vast experience – he’d helped maintain trails for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Vermont Division of Forestry.

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Knault said he and two other biologists will continue to work on conservation issues like this to figure out the best way to approach the problem. Despite Wilson’s doubts about the situation, he said the Marine Resources Committee is pushing for a conservation closure of Quahog Bay, which will have a public hearing the Board of Selectmen meeting on Oct. 18. The action would close Quahog Bay four days a week, Wilson said, but he’s not sure it will do much good. “That was an attempt from the committee just to try and make people happy,” he said, “because in the past, (people have said) ‘oh, you guys don’t do no management. You don’t want to shut down nothing.’ We shut down Quahog Bay four days out of the week. That’s still not going to solve nothing if you ask me. These clams are going to continue dying, whether we’re digging them or not.”

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October 12, 2012

Compassionate primary & advanced specialty care

Meeting the Unique Needs of Mid Coast Women Complete Gynecological Care for All Stages of Life We’re Here for You

Your Comfort Comes First

The physicians of Mid Coast Medical Group–Women’s Health Care are proud of the compassionate, patient-centered care they provide to women of Mid Coast Maine every day.

Our board-certified doctors provide a full range of gynecological services for the needs of today’s woman, from sexual and menstrual health to urinary incontinence and menopausal treatment.

By offering the latest technology and the most modern procedures, they are able to meet all your needs right here, close to home.

New cutting-edge procedures can be done right here in the comfort of our offices and ensure quick recovery and less stress on you. Outpatient services, performed in the modern surgical suites at Mid Coast Hospital, are minimally-invasive and include laparoscopic hysterectomy, incontinence surgery, fertility procedures, and endometriosis treatment. Our goal is to minimize the impact of your treatment so you can resume your activities and enjoy life to its fullest.

Whatever Your Needs, We’re Here to Help As a woman matures, her body changes, and each stage brings different needs and concerns. We are here to help you better understand the changes, provide the facts, diagnose issues, and offer treatment options that will lead to solutions for your health. “Working with our skilled nurse practitioners and Mid Coast Hospital’s nurses and rehabilitation staff, we create a customized care plan that is right for you,” says Mid Coast Medical Group-Women’s Health Care’s Melissa J. Streeter, MD.

Photos by Jeff Morris of The Pierce Studio, Brunswick

Pictured at left is Melissa J. Streeter, MD. Shown above are Lisa R. Marotto, MD, Gregory L. Gimbel, MD, and Stephanie J. Grohs, MD. Our team also includes Elaine M. Secskas, MD, and Darcey J. Leighton, DO.

MID COAST MEDICAL GROUP

Women’s Health Care 121 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2700 Brunswick, Maine 04011 • (207) 721-8700

MID COAST HOSPITAL Advanced Care. Personal Touch. 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011

www.midcoasthealth.com


The Forecaster, Mid-Coast edition, October 12, 2012