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News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Vol. 14, No. 41

Brunswick celebrates start of construction of Kate Furbish Elementary School By Elizabeth Clemente

BRUNSWICK — School and town officials, legislators, and members of the community said goodbye to Jordan Acres Elementary School on Wednesday. They also ushered in the era of Kate Furbish Elementary School. Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski gave the opening remarks at a groundbreaking for the new school Oct. 10. The 70,900-square-foot building on Jordan Avenue is scheduled to open in fall 2020, and will house 660 students in pre-K through second grade. In addition to replacing Jordan Acres, which was closed in 2011, Furbish will also replace the aging, at-capacity Coffin

Elementary School. Town Manager John Eldridge, Town Council Chairman John Perrault, School Board Chairwoman Joy Prescott, and Building Committee Chairwoman and School Board member Sarah Singer addressed the crowd Wednesday. Democratic state Reps. Joyce McCreight, D-Harpswell, and Mattie Daughtry, D-Brunswick, also spoke during the ceremony. Dozens of kindergartners, who will be the first group of students to benefit from the new school when they enter as second-graders, were also in attendance wearing white hard hats. Perzanoski said the speakers were all people who were "inFurbish, Page 22


Researchers from the University of Maine will continue their research into Harpswell's browntail moth population this winter after receiving more than $9,500 for the effort from the town.

Harpswell study finds surprising browntail moth survival

By Elizabeth Clemente

HARPSWELL — After months of studying the local browntail moth population, a professor of entomology from the University of Maine said caterpillars treated in the lab are surviving longer than she'd hoped. Dr. Eleanor Groden gave selectmen an update on the study, Index Arts Calendar ............. 20 Classifieds.................. 26 Community Calendar . 18 Meetings .................... 18

which Town Meeting voted to fund last March, at their regular meeting Oct. 4. The browntail moth is an invasive species that presents both forest and human health concerns. The caterpillars feed on hardwood trees and shrubs, and adverse health reactions in humans can be triggered by the insect’s fine hairs, which

can cause a rash and breathing issues. As part of the study, researchers brought foliage from trees treated around Harpswell back to the lab and fed it to caterpillars to see if they died. Groden said because the treatment used includes "biological materials," they are temperature Moths, Page 23


White-helmeted Brunswick kindergarten students, who will be part of the first class to attend Kate Furbish Elementary School, listen as Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski makes remarks at the school groundbreaking Oct. 10.

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Police Beat ................. 14 Real Estate ................. 28 Sports ........................ 16

Mt. Ararat golf title ushers in October excitement Page 16

EMT challenges Harpswell’s McCreight in House District 51 Page 4


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Kindness Day anchor nets Bath citizenship award By Alex Lear


Darreby Ambler, pictured here with her father Peter Stalker, was named Bath’s citizen of the year Oct. 6 at the city’s annual Citizen Involvement Day celebration.

BATH — Darreby Ambler was named Citizen of the Year during the Oct. 6 Citizen Involvement Day celebration, held each year as part of Bath’s Autumnfest event. The Waterfront Park ceremony also hosted 54 nonprofit organizations and groups. Ambler, who was vacationing and unable to attend the event, helped launch another annual citywide celebration, Kindness Day Bath, in 2014. Students Bryanna Ringrose and Taylor Bisson were part of Ambler’s Dream Team, a program she offers through Morse High School’s guidance department. “I am deeply honored,” Ambler said Monday. “Bath is full of so many wonderful people that I feel lucky every day

to live here.” Also a supporter of Bath’s ArtVan program, Ambler has helped in subsequent years to coordinate the program, in which groups, individuals and businesses from around the community host a variety of kindness stations. Those include “Pat-aPet,” where household animals give and receive affection, and “Have Your Portrait Drawn by a Child.” “With infectious positivity and boundless energy, Darreby Ambler is at the heart of Bath’s spirit,” a Citizen Involvement Day press release stated, noting that she was being honored for “her contagious cheerleading and goodwill to honor the good in Bath.” The city’s “Set for Success” program, which provided free school supplies to Ambler, Page 21

Topsham Comp Plan update sails toward 2019 decision By Alex Lear

TOPSHAM — With a vote on the Comprehensive Plan update expected at Town Meeting next May, officials said public input so far has been good. The draft plan has been available at for edits by residents, and the document has been vetted at several meetings, the latest at Topsham Public Library on Oct. 6.

Another public review meeting is to be held at the library, 25 Foreside Road, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Further public meetings are scheduled monthly at Town Hall through next spring. The ad hoc Comprehensive Plan Committee first met in November 2016 to review the 2005 document – last updated in 2011 – and hired Maine Design WorkTopsham, Page 23

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At the Bath site of a new Morse High School on Oct. 3, Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent Patrick Manuel tells a group of community members about the progress made so far in the project, due to be complete in 2020. A group of people closely involved in the planning of the new Morse High School in Bath donned hard hats Oct. 3 for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Wing Farm business park site. From left are architect Ron Lamarre, RSU 1 Director of Maintenance Dave Richards, RSU 1 Superintendent Patrick Manuel, and RSU 1 board members Lou Ensel, Anita Brown, Jennifer Ritch-Smith, Steve August and Alan Walton.

RSU 1 nears fundraising goal for new Bath high school By Alex Lear

BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 superintendent had to shout his good news over the sound of construction vehicles Oct. 3 at the site of the new Morse High School. “We’re at $555,000, roughly, of our $700,000 goal for fundraising, which will provide us with a lot of extras for this building,” Patrick Manuel told a group of project committee and community members during a tour of the Wing Farm business park work area. RSU 1 voters last November approved a construction bond by a 3-1 margin. The state is funding $67.4 million of the $75.3 million cost; $7.2 million is to be paid locally through borrowing, with

$700,000 earmarked from fundraising. “This has been a great start,” RSU 1 board Chairman Steve August told the audience, expressing gratitude for the support the project has received. Manuel, August, and other hard-hatted people closely involved in the process then plunged golden shovels into a pile of dirt to celebrate the school’s groundbreaking. Site work is expected to continue through next March, with construction to be complete in time for an August 2020 opening. A more official opening, with a ribbon-cutting, is to be held next March or April, Manuel said. The new Morse, which will incorporate the Bath Regional Career and Technical

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EMT challenges Harpswell’s McCreight in House District 51 By Elizabeth Clemente

HARPSWELL — Incumbent state Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight, D-Harpswell, is being challenged in November by first-time candidate Sean Hall, a Republican from Harpswell, in the race for House District 51. McCreight was elected in 2014 to represent the district, which covers Harpswell, West Bath and a small part of Brunswick. Hall works as a firefighter and EMT, as well as a lobster boat sternman.


As a military veteran and former science teacher, Hall said he has led a life of public service, so politics seemed to be a “natural progression.” “I see what’ s going on in Augusta and nationally, and I think we’re promoting legislation that is getting away from the Maine values and the things that have made me fall in love with this place where I live,” he said. He added a key issue for him is education, and said he thinks more emphasis needs to be placed on teaching students “how to think” instead of what to think, to make them active learners. He would also like to see vocational programs expanded, and noted the need for more in-state skilled tradespeople such as electricians and plumbers. The commercial fishing industry is also

important to him, and he said “looking at alternative sources of revenue” for fishermen and diversifying the type of species that are being fished is key. Exploring aquaculture and making the process to obtain an aquaculture lease less restrictive could also help, he said. As an EMT, he said he has seen the devastation that opioids can cause, and said it is an issue both parties need to work together to solve. In the same vein, he said he thinks on both the state and federal level, mental health care needs to be more accessible. Mental illness, he said, can have a “cascade effect” leading to addiction, homelessness and criminal behavior. Because he is a “newcomer to politics” with no track record, Hall said he knows it might be hard for people to make an assessment of his values. “I just encourage people to contact me if they have questions and to look at the incumbent’s voting record,” he said. “If someone’s voting record does not align with your values, then I think it might be time to look for alternatives in your representations.”

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Age: 53 Residence: Orr’s Island Family: Married, two daughters Occupation: Firefighter/EMT, lobster boat sternman. Former middle school science teacher, Army veteran Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of Southern Maine, Master of Science, Saint Joseph’s College Political/civic experience: Volunteer firefighter, member of American Legion and Knights of Columbus. Website/social media: None

Age: 66 Residence: Harpswell Party affiliation: Democrat Family: Married, two adult children, four grandchildren Occupation: Social worker/clinical counselor Education: Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Master of Science in Education, Clinical Counseling Political/civic experience: Two-term state legislator, founding member of Harpswell Aging at Home, Orrs and Bailey Island Fire Department volunteer, secretary for Gun Point Road Association, school and community volunteer Website/social media:

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ill” and concerned about paying bills. She and the constituent worked together for months and met with the commissioner of marine resources, talked to other lobstermen, and came up with a two-part bill. The first part of the bill made an existing medical waiver for lobstermen more flexible, and the second proposed a new medical waiver for those that are terminally ill. The first half of the bill is now law, she said, and instituting the terminal illness waiver is one of the tasks she plans to work on if re-elected. McCreight, who was House chair of the Opioid Task Force, also put forward a bill advocating for Youth Mental Health First Aid training for health teachers. The key to fighting the opioid crisis, she said, is to implement a holistic approach, which she referred to as a “three-legged stool.” “You need prevention, you need treatment, and you need law enforcement,” she said. “I think we’ve learned over time that law enforcement alone is not gonna do it, and prevention programs have not been successful alone.” Instituting what she called “wrap-around” services for those in recovery, she added, is also important. The model not only allows people to get the medication they might need, such as suboxone, but also counseling and peer support. Improving substance use disorder and mental health treatment is important to McCreight, as is restoring the safety net to help families avoid falling into crisis. Ultimately, she said it is “incredibly inspiring” to be able to bring change through good policy. “Everything I’ve done has been in response to needs of the community as opposed to something I made up out of thin air,” she said. “My agenda is to be an advocate.”

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2 vie to replace Cumberland County D.A. Anderson By David Harry

PORTLAND — After 28 years, Cumberland County District Attorney Stephanie Anderson is retiring. Criminal defense attorney Jon Gale, a Democrat, and Cumberland County Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck are seeking to replace Anderson. Sahrbeck is running independently. Republican Randall Bates, a former Yarmouth Town Councilor, withdrew from the race on Sept. 26. The district attorney serves a four-year term, overseeing prosecutions in courts in Portland, Bridgton and West Bath. Election Day is Nov. 6.

Jon Gale

“It is a unique race in a lot of ways, there has been a movement in Cumberland County, the state and the nation for criminal justice reform,” said Gale, 51, of 34 Tremont St. in Portland. A former assistant district attorney in Aroostook and York counties, Gale be-

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Age: 51 Residence: 34 Tremont St., Portland Family: Married, two children Occupation: Defense attorney Education: Colby College degree in philosophy, University of Maine School of Law Political experience: First run for elected office Website, social media:,

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came a defense attorney in 2004. His legal experience has convinced Gale of the need for a greater assessment of individual cases and the need for diversionary programs and Restorative Justice for nonviolent offenses. “Making use of Restorative Justice and moving people away from criminal convictions for relatively minor charges has been my argument for the last 14 years,” he said. Gale said the assessments on trying a case should not require a new level of staffing. “Most of the prosecutors in the office have a great deal of experience,” he said. “Determining which cases are appropriate (for diversion), that would start at the outset.” The key to assessment is the safety of the communities and victims, Gale said. “People who do pose a danger to society must, in fact, go through the criminal justice system and we need to maximize every tool we have to ensure safety,” he said. Risk assessments may also determine a revision in bail policies, too. Gale said he does not support eliminating all cash bail requirements for people facing prosecution, but sees limits to its value. “I am staunchly opposed to using bail even as we have to this day,” he said. “It wreaks havoc if you have someone struggling with physical and mental

health issues sitting in county jail for 30 or 45 days waiting for a dispositional conference.” Gale said he does not plan changes in the office structure. “I will listen to the prosecutors and support staff to investigate what changes would create improvements,” he said. Gale said diversionary programs can also get at the root causes of crime, but more social, mental health and substance use disorder services are needed to make such programs fully effective. “There are inadequate resources for everybody. With that said, those resources can be used to a greater degree than they are now by folks in the criminal justice system,” he said.

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Bowdoin College launches Multifaith Fellowship By Elizabeth Clemente

BRUNSWICK — A new Bowdoin College fellowship hopes to shape students into more effective leaders. Eduardo Pazos Palma, director of religious and spiritual life at the college, will be overseeing the new Multifaith Fellowship. He chose four fellows from the nearly 30 students who applied. Pazos Palma said one of his goals for the fellowship is to have students read portions of the sacred texts of major world religions. Local religious leaders will also likely meet with the group during its first eight sessions. “I think it’s really important for them to have read pieces of the Koran, the Bible, the Hebrew Bible, Buddhist writings, Hindu writings, Native American views around spirituality,” Pazos Palma said. “It makes for a much (richer) experience and also it just increases their language and their ability to relate to other people.” The second half of the fellowship will be conducted during the spring semester, and will task fellows with doing a campus engagement project. Pazos Palma said he’s not entirely sure what that piece will mean yet, as he wants to give students the freedom to choose what to do. Bringing a speaker to campus, photographing spiritual activities around Bowdoin, or writing an article for the school newspaper could all be


Eduardo Pazos Palma, director of religious and spiritual life at Bowdoin College, has launched a new Multifaith Fellowship this year.

options. The fellowship was made possible through a $4,000 grant from the Chicago-based nonprofit Interfaith Youth Core. According to the organization’s website, its mission is “to make interfaith cooperation a social norm.”

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It’s official, the U.S. Supreme Court is now an arm of the Republican Party. The circus hearings and whitewash investigation that the GOP held abandoned all pretense of nonpartisan neutrality, as did the nominee himself, “Blackout” Brett Kavanaugh. Even once he dons the black robes and mounts the bench of the The Universal highest court in the land, Kavanaugh will never be able to shake off the shame and embarrassment of his pathetic performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, dissembling, taunting and mewling like the spoiled prepster he was and is. Whether it was Kavanaugh who attacked Christine Blasey Ford all those years ago is, in the final analysis, immaterial. The hearings made it clear that he was not fit to serve on any court, let alone the Supreme Court, because he lacks the character and temperament requisite Edgar Allen Beem of justice. The Brett Kavanaugh we saw at the confirmation hearings was consistent with the drunken preppy described by Ford and Kavanaugh’s own classmates. He was a Brett Kavanaugh consistent with a lawyer who never tried a case in his life, a political operative who tried to get President Bill Clinton impeached, which may be why Senate Republicans refused to allow the hundreds of thousands of pages of Kavanaugh’s White House years to be made public. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings brought a bright spotlight to bear on Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, the one hope American women had of keeping Blackout Brett off the bench. I emailed Collins repeatedly and signed on to a letter from some 85 Maine writers, including Stephen King and Pulitzer Prize-winners Richard Russo and Elizabeth Strout, but I never really believed she would vote against Kavanaugh. You don’t have to be too politically savvy to understand that, if you are going to anger people no matter which way you voted, it’s better to anger people who didn’t vote for her than to anger those who did. In the end, Collins put party before country and voted to confirm Kavanaugh. Collins pronounced the sham FBI “investigation” that ignored half the people who could have shed light on Kavanaugh’s youth-


ful rowdiness and randiness “very thorough.” The very thorough snow job is what she must have meant. The whole one-week FBI background check was meant solely to give her cover to vote the way she did. Collins had a choice. She could vote no, so history might remember her as a latter-day Margaret Chase Smith, a Maine woman of conscience and principle. Or she could vote yes, in which case history is more likely to remember her as the naive Aroostook County girl who got suckered by her party not once, but twice – first when she traded a vote on tax reform for a broken promise to stabilize Obamacare premiums, and now when she voted for a justice who gave her his word he would not vote to repeal Roe v. Wade. Just wait, Susie. The reason the Kavanaugh hearings became a circus was not just that the nominee was controversial, but that the whole nomination process was rushed. The ostensible reason for this rush to judgment was that Republicans wanted Kavanaugh confirmed before the midterm election, just in case they lose control of the House and/or Senate. But the more nefarious reason for the hasty hearings was that Republicans want Kavanaugh on the court to help decide Gamble v. U.S., a case that could do away with the separate sovereigns exemption to double jeopardy. What that means is that Donald Trump could then pardon all the criminals in his campaign and administration, without having to worry that state courts would try them separately. Kavanaugh was nominated solely because of his extremely expansive view that a sitting president is above the law. Now he will be able to help enact that tyrannical principle. In her long-winded, self-serving capitulation speech on Friday afternoon, Collins made reference to the need to restore faith in the judiciary. Well, letting Kavanaugh lie his way onto the Supreme Court will have just the opposite effect. The U.S. Supreme Court is now a conservative political operation. Packing the court with political hacks is just one more way the Republican Party is destroying America by destroying our faith in its institutions – Congress, the Presidency and now the Supreme Court. And we have Maine’s own Susie Creamcheese to thank for that.

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You did the right thing, Sen. Collins I am proud of Maine’s senator, our sena- didn’t cave to the intimidating pressure perpetrated by the Kavanaugh haters. While tor, Susan Collins. When it really mattered, she came her Democrat colleagues were busy prejudging Kavanaugh and his through for what was right. Here’s record, Collins calmly and While she could have without fanfare went about caved to peer pressure her business trying to anaand confusion, she voted for now-Associate Justice lyze Kavanaugh’s record and Brett Kavanaugh despite a the late-breaking allegations well-choreographed smear of sexual harassment from campaign. 35 years ago. Collins stood up for what She surmised, quite rashe believed was right and tionally, that all the fears became the embodiment of regarding his record were one of my favorite books – outlandish and that the rape she is a profile in courage. allegations were simply unIf he were still alive, I’m substantiated, uncorroboratsure John F. Kennedy also ed and therefore couldn’t be would be proud of Sen. determined to be true. She John Balentine Collins. She belongs among then held firm to the noble the other courageous people profiled in American ideal of presumed innocence. Kennedy’s book. (I’m not sure, however, Collins, in the hot seat as a pivotal vote, if any of Kennedy’s profiles of brave gov- was the epitome of civility and rationalism. Some are already saying Collins will lose ernment servants had their staff members threatened with rape, as Collins experi- votes if she runs for the Senate again in enced. Such were the uncivil depths to 2020, but she won’t lose mine. She might which the anti-Kavanaugh campaign sank.) need it, if the current anti-rational fervor Collins is a heroine today because she lingers. Kavanaugh’s haters are infuriated


with Collins for providing the boost he needed to sit on the nation’s highest bench, but there are probably many more moderate and conservative Mainers who, in the wake of her disciplined decision, are impressed with her steadiness and conviction. But what we think of her doesn’t matter. She persists, as the bumper sticker goes, with her own line of thinking while she also resists, as the other bumper sticker goes, the spirit of the age. She has principles not built on the sand of peer pressure. She cares about the law. She cares about history. Collins’ historic speech last Friday afternoon shot huge holes in the well-funded and coordinated campaign against Kavanaugh. There were a few lines worth remembering. First, Collins bravely called out the left’s attempt to sully any Trump-nominated judge’s reputation, not just Kavanaugh’s, thereby proving their hateful prejudice: “The president nominated Brett Kavanaugh on July 9th,” Collins said. “Within moments of that announcement, special-interest groups raced to be the first to oppose him, including one organization that didn’t even bother to fill in the judge’s name on Balentine, Page 12

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Life is a matter of attention

It’s not that I don’t hear him. I have On Tuesday, as we stumble through the Jumble in the newspaper and eat our good ears. It’s not that his words don’t oatmeal at the dining room table, my connect in me. They do. I note them each husband says, “I booked an appointment time. But “hardening of the arteries” runs with that new physical therapist. Friday in my DNA. So I Google the differences between normal aging and at 9:30.” major cognitive decline: His words reach me. I Life Having trouble rememhear him. I say, “PT. Yay. bering what’s heard, or So you’ll change your the details of a discussion? pickle ball schedule?” Normal. Becoming easily On Wednesday, after distracted? Normal. Not we watch Lester Holt’s being able to retrieve infornightly news, I ask my mation from the tip of your husband, “what’s up for tongue? Normal. Phew. the rest of the week?” OK. I don’t yet have He says, “You know, I worry-worthy memory have PT Friday morning. loss. Why, then, do I not I’ve been to that building. know what my husband I know where it is.” plans for Friday after he I hear him. His words tells me many times? Daily land in me. I say, “Right. That clinic sits in the Susan Lebel Young I ask a “what’s happening” question. I hear and middle of our old neighbrain-enter the answer. But do I really borhood. Easy parking. Great.” Thursday night as I check my phone listen? Where are my thoughts when the and he checks a Red Sox score, I ask, answer comes? Am I here for it? Am I “what does tomorrow look like? You play here for him? I ask, “What’s on for tomorrow?” pickle ball at 7:30, right?” While he talks, my awareness bolts He says, “I have PT at 9:30. We’ve into my tomorrow. Call Diane. Walk with been through this.” We laugh. I say, “Oh, ya, several Nancy. Prepare for class. Buy spinach. Perhaps these mental slips are the stuff times.”


of attention, attention an ability that ebbs and flows, vital for survival, crucial in relationship. Still, focus waxes and wanes. Last week, I received a text from a friend saying that her son missed school, sick. I texted, at the same time thinking about the past (not seeing mom earlier) and fantasizing about the future (dessert at dinner). I typed and sent, “how’s your son?” The response came, “huh?” I wrote, “Your son had the flu. How is he?’ The return text said, “Hellooooo. This is me. I don’t have a son.” Oops. Mind full does not equal mindful. How about if we ask ourselves now and then, “Where am I?” I used to have a knack for shared or divided attention. I could simultaneously track my daughter’s soccer schedule, my son’s theater rehearsals and my husband’s calendar. I could multi-attend. But aging has stolen some concentration neurons. Now that I am over (let’s just say) 60, I’m paying attention to attentional skill-building, an aptitude we are told we can self-regulate. I’ve noticed that working with the rowdy noises in my head proves a tougher intervention than with the voices outside. So I practice.

When someone says, “I have an appointment on Friday,” I sit, make eye contact. Because, with focus, we have control of where our attention lands, I try to take in just what’s said. The operative word? Try. Nailing this new habit takes repetition. I don’t do it well, given my bent for multi-listening. But, the solid teachings of the ToDO Institute (www. say that life is matter of attention. That feels kind, and if true, then caring comes through undivided single-attending. So at meals, in conversation, I ditch the phone, I put down my spoon, pause from reading the paper, and stop doing puzzles. Then my mind unjumbles a bit, I better recall our exchanges and my husband feels heard. Falmouth author Susan Lebel Young is a retired psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. She can be reached at sly313@ or at



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He’s against that referendum on the Some people (by which I mean me) have always thought Republican guber- November ballot to raise taxes to pay natorial candidate and car-repair magnate for home health care for everyone who Shawn Moody was a clueless boob when needs it. Heat up some chicken soup and it came to figuring out how state govern- sneeze into your sleeve. That’s real home health care. ment operates. On school safety, Moody But to my surprise, a Politics & has abandoned his earlier recently declassified docsuggestion that all teachers ument from a nonexistent be armed with fire extinsource shows that Moody guishers that they’d use to has developed a stunningly spray active shooters, so original approach to dealthat their guns wouldn’t ing with the finer points of overheat and ignite flampolitical interactions. Here mable materials in classare a few representative rooms. Instead, he’d arm excerpts: all teachers with Super According to Moody, Soaker squirt guns. Much the three branches of govcheaper. ernment are the executive, Moody would outlaw the legislative and the all abortions, except to transmission. Al Diamon save the life of the mother Moody has said the state or when prenatal testing is over-spending on education. To correct that, he’d eliminate ev- determines the fetus is likely to develop erything above the eighth grade. Except into a Democrat. When it comes to transgender rights, for classes in auto repair. And welding. And like that. The rest is just arts, global Moody favors manual over automatic. Oh warming and sex education that we’d be wait, that’s transmission rights. He has no idea what that other thing is. better off without. Unless it’s all that commotion about To deal with the opioid crisis, the GOP nominee would lower taxes. Low taxes guys using the girls’ bathroom. If so, he’s make everyone happy, so they won’t want on record as believing they should put the to use drugs. This is proven science. He seat up before they go and put it down afterwards. Also, no peeing in the sink. learned that in eighth grade. Speaking of which, Moody believes the To deal with that aforementioned global warming, Moody would lower taxes. best way to save Maine’s forest-products With more money in their pockets, Maine industry is to get everyone to use more people would be able to afford all that paper. That starts in the bathroom. To reduce the high cost of housing, new oceanfront property. Candidate Moody is in favor of im- particularly in southern Maine, Moody migration, so long as those people don’t has a plan to forbid people from living in come anywhere near here. If they do, southern Maine. There’s plenty of space they should be required to take welding in Aroostook County. Should Central Maine Power Co. be classes. And he thinks maybe we should build allowed to build transmission lines across a wall. And get New Hampshire to pay the western Maine wilderness to deliver for it. Not only will that strengthen our Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts? southern border, it will also make it Moody is in favor of anything with the tougher for Mainers to sneak into the word “transmission” in it. Unless it involves sexually transmitted Granite State to buy cheap booze. Another benefit: It’ll make it harder for young diseases. When it comes to alternative energy, people to leave Maine for better-paying jobs elsewhere. Three problems solved Moody likes wind turbines (they have transmissions), but not solar panels. We with one solution. To fix the dysfunctional state Depart- already have too many panels and comment of Health and Human Services, missions. They never produce anything Moody would change its name to the of value. Should the state be spending more Department of Nonexistent Services. He knows it’s all about managing expecta- to improve the condition of our roads and bridges? Before we do that, Moody tions. Moody favors sensible restrictions on thinks we ought to consider how our the sale of recreational marijuana. Such crumbling infrastructure creates hundreds as forbidding it altogether and thrashing of jobs in vehicle repair. And there’s alanyone who tries it. You shouldn’t need ways the chance Domino’s Pizza will fill our potholes at no charge. pot if you’ve got lower taxes. That’s putting the free in free enterAs for Medicaid expansion, Moody is in favor of it so long as no taxpayer prise. Shift into high gear and email commoney is involved. Also, no doctors or ments to medicine.

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Independent candidates battle Augusta partisanship

The nasty rancor that marked the last campaign from people from all political legislative session has spawned can- walks of life. “What’s happened is that the two didates who want to go to Augusta to parties are so intractable, bridge the partisan gap. they both look for complete Longtime legislators Capitol victory,” he said. “If we say this past session was work together, maybe we the worst in recent memeach get 85 percent of what ory. Angry recrimination we want because I think marked a seemingly endwe mostly agree on the big less session, scheduled things, taking care of our to end in April but lastkids, protecting the environing into September. The ment, helping seniors to age rancor was stoked by in place.” a belligerent governor His opponent, Cooper, whose angry personal said the reports of rancor attacks corrupted the atare overblown. She said mosphere. As the Leglegislators have been able islature dragged on, the to work together on key two parties were unable issues, especially in the to agree on simple proceMarian McCue all-important work of comdural matters, including a usually routine bill to fix simple and mittees that review legislation before it typographical errors in laws already goes to the floor. “We can work together on the most agreed to. But some new independent candidates important issues,” she said, noting that are running for Legislature this year on the blame for the recent partisan blockage a platform of solving the dysfunction in is not shared equally. In the past session, Cooper said, a minority of Republicans in Augusta. Two important local races show this the House of Representatives constantly trend. Dennis Welsh, a photographer thwarted a wider legislative consensus as from Yarmouth, has cited what he calls they routinely backed the vetoes of Gov. the “intractable” gulf between the two Paul LePage. Welsh, who backed independent Eliot parties as a rationale for his bid to unseat three-term Democrat Rep. Janice Cooper. Cutler in the last two governor’s races, The race has been hard fought, and the has avoided saying if he would caucus exit of the former Republican candidate with either party. In Portland, Crystal Canney is mountRick Snow from the race has been a boon ing an independent challenge for the state to Welsh. Welsh’s cites rancor as his rationale Senate. Canney, a former television reporter for running. “On the big issues, partisan politics and aide to former Govs. Angus King stops discussion between people of and John Baldacci, is running against different political persuasion,” he said. longtime politico and first-term Sen. Ben Chipman in a Portland district that spans “Conservatives can’t talk to liberals.” Welsh said he is seeking support for his the peninsula, East Deering, and the im-


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She said Democrats she knows have been urged to line up behind Chipman, as the party tries to reclaim the Senate, where they lagged by one vote last session. Cooper said the rise of independent candidates “has become a thing,” but it remains to be seen if it is effective in a time when people seem to be staking their positions in the extremes of the two parties. And she added that certain party members have always been willing on occasion to cross party lines. The solution may lie in changes in party leadership, which will be determined Nov. 6 when Augusta welcomes a whole new cast, including a governor. “It’s wishful thinking and naive to think that someone with no ties to a party can somehow cross party lines and solve the partisanship in Augusta,” Cooper said. Portland resident Marian McCue is the former editor and publisher of The Forecaster.

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Sen. King meets voter’s expectations When I read U.S. Sen. Angus King’s statement regarding his thought process before making his decision on the Kavanaugh nomination, I came to the conclusion that he had weighed all of the information presented to him very carefully. I expect nothing less. King’s statement carefully listed his position in five key points. He clearly defined the data he had used to evaluate each point and the opinion he formed. In his second point, he made mention of the Code of Conduct for United States judges: that “a judge should avoid impropriety or the appearance of impropriety” with regard to his judicial decisions. So Sen. King’s decision was based on observing legal guidelines, and not simply political persuasions. This is just what I expect from our independent senator. Please read Sen. King’s statement and consider it an example of the thoughtful

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its pre-written press release – they simply wrote that they opposed ‘Donald Trump’s nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the United States.’ A number of senators joined the race to announce their opposition, but they were beaten to the punch by one of our colleagues who actually

We need representatives with Jay McCreight’s drive, determination, and background. I urge others to join me in voting for this hard-working representative in November. Elizabeth Bouvé Harpswell

— remarkably — by consensus, making wise recommendations on prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. I would’ve voted for my grandmother if I’d been old enough to vote. Now that I’m a grownup, I’ll be voting for Rep. Jay McCreight, D-Harpswell, in November. I hope you will, too. George Simonson Harpswell

I have found that I can get a very clear picture of someone’s character, ethics, and strengths by simply looking at her or his volunteer causes and work career. This is true for District 51 state Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight, D-Harpswell. Recognizing the demands created by Maine’s ever-increasing senior population, Jay was one of the founding members of Harpswell Aging at Home. Jay has also served for years as a volunteer for the Orr’s and Bailey Island Fire Department. As a social worker for 30 years, Jay specialized in work with children and families in the public schools, Head Start, Sweetser Crisis Unit, as a Sweetser Family Preservation in-home therapist and volunteer at Coffin School in Brunswick.

Re-elect McCreight in House District 51 When I was a kid, my grandmother was a Connecticut state senator known for working across the aisle. Women were rare in politics in those days. But people said of her, “Pound for pound, she’s worth three times her weight of any other senator.” More recently, I’ve realized our House District 51 representative, Joyce “Jay” McCreight, is “worth three times her weight,” too. In a polarized era, Jay has helped pass good legislation with enough bipartisan support to override the governor’s vetoes — including bills that help give low-income people access to health-care services, address child safety in day care, and more. Under her leadership, Maine’s Opioid Task Force worked

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announced opposition before the nominee’s identity was even known.” Next, Collins took on the abortion questions swirling around Kavanaugh: “Opponents frequently cite then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to nominate only judges who would overturn Roe,” Collins said. “The Republican platform for all presidential campaigns has included this pledge since at least 1980.

During this time, Republican presidents have appointed Justices O’Connor, Souter, and Kennedy to the Supreme Court. These are the very three justices –Republican president-appointed justices – who authored the Casey decision, which reaffirmed Roe. Furthermore, pro-choice groups vigorously opposed each of these justice’s nominations. Incredibly, they even circulated buttons with the slogan ‘Stop Souter Or Women Will Die!’ Just two years later, Justice Souter co-authored the Casey opinion, reaffirming a woman’s right to choose. Suffice it to say, prominent advocacy organizations have been wrong.” Collins is a strong woman. But that’s not enough for the women of the so-called tolerant left. They can’t tolerate a strong female with a conservative voice. Liberals don’t want strong women, they want strong

liberal women. And they’ll stop at nothing, made evident by this case, to silence those dissenting female voices. As a result of her Kavanaugh vote, Democrats have already raised millions of dollars online to challenge Collins in 2020. This outside money may eventually go to help Rep. Chellie Pingree, her daughter Hannah Pingree, former Collins’ aide Jared Golden, or even President Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice (of Bengazi fame, let us not forget). Collins need not fear. Real Mainers will remember the day she stuck to her principles – traditional American principles of due process – and saved rational political discourse from certain death at the hands of liberal Democrats. John Balentine, a former managing editor for Sun Media Group, lives in Windham.



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Shawn Moody is not running to represent Maine people. Shawn Moody is campaigning on repealing voter-approved laws. The people voted in favor of rankedchoice voting. Shawn Moody wants to repeal ranked-choice voting. The people voted in favor of Maine’s recreational marijuana law. Shawn Moody wants to repeal it. The people voted to increase the minimum wage. Moody would like to slow or stop minimum-wage increases. The people overwhelmingly voted for continued next page

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from previous page the Medicaid expansion. Moody not only would refuse federal matching funds for Medicaid expansion, but said he would repeal the law. Mainers deserve better. Mainers deserve a governor who will honor and listen to the people they represent. Shawn Moody is not that person. Cheryl Golek Harpswell

House District 51 is lucky to have McCreight I am writing to offer my enthusiastic support for the re-election of Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight, D-Harpswell, to the Maine House in District 51. Jay has represented Harpswell, West Bath and East Brunswick admirably for the past four years. Her career as a social worker has given her a unique perspective on the issues facing Maine families and she is a champion for her constituents, working tirelessly to help Maine residents live better, safer, healthier lives. She served as House chairwoman of the Opioid Task Force, which recommended legislation that will help deal with this terrible crisis. Jay has spent countless hours visiting her constituents, listening to their concerns and offering practical solutions. She appreciates the difficulties we face as we struggle to raise healthy children and become economically secure.

We are lucky to have someone as empathetic as Jay McCreight representing us and I heartily support her re-election. Dorothy M. Wentworth Harpswell

Carson, McCreight deserve re-election It is clear to me that our best choice in Harpswell is to re-elect Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, in Senate District 24 and Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight, D-Harpswell, in House District 51. Both candidates represent the values needed to bring our economy, environment, human rights and our identity as a state to a place where we can work with all in Augusta to make policy decisions which are best for the citizens of Maine. Aside from their political duties, both are active contributors to their community. They are experienced, passionate and already understand the inner workings of Augusta and what can be done to streamline the decision-making process, which has been so bogged down by partisan politics over the last four years. Mike Zagariello Orr’s Island


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from previous page Brook Street, Lisbon, was issued a summons at Bath Road and Thomas Point Road on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license.

Fire calls

10/3 at 2:44 p.m. Accident on Admiral Fitch Avenue. 10/5 at 1:07 p.m. Accident on Interstate 295. 10/5 at 5:07 p.m. Accident at Bath Road and Old Bath Road.


Brunswick emergency medical services responded to 49 calls from Oct. 3-10.

BATH Arrests

10/1 at 10:11 p.m. Christopher Smith, 42, of Denny Road, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Nick Green on Denny Road. 10/5 at 2 p.m. Joseph Carmichael, 32, of Main Street, Topsham, was arrested on a warrant by Detective Sgt. Andrew Booth on Water Street. 10/7 at 12:15 a.m. Leeanna Newell, 28, of Windjammer Way, was arrested by Cpl. Jason Aucoin at U.S. Route 1 and Congress Avenue on a charge of operating under the influence.


10/1 at 9:02 p.m. Justin Coffin, 38, of Faye Street, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Ramsay on Faye Street on a charge of probation violation.


10/5 at 10:29 p.m. Thomas Sprague, 26, of Karen’s Way, Richmond, was issued a summons by Officer Mathew Bowers on Main Street on a charge of operating after suspension. 10/6 at 9:31 p.m. Ryan Croatti, 21, of Meredith Drive, Brunswick, was issued a summons by Officer Gabrielle Mathieu on Topsham Fair

Mall Road on a charge of assault.

Fire calls

10/1 at 1:09 p.m. Public service call on Main Street. 10/2 at 6:58 p.m. Fire alarm on Red Maple Lane. 10/3 at 5:29 p.m. Odor investigation on Honey Locust Drive. 10/4 at 2:14 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Main Street. 10/4 at 6:49 p.m. Fuel spill on Tedford Road. 10/4 at 7:02 p.m. Motor vehicle lockout on Main Street. 10/4 at 7:11 p.m. Fire alarm on Flicker Drive. 10/5 at 5:30 p.m. Fire alarm on Winners


Circle. 10/6 at 10:28 a.m. Medical call on Interstate 295. 10/6 at 4:09 p.m. Fire alarm on Longley Court. 10/7 at 6:57 a.m. Fire alarm on Elm Street. 10/7 at 2:25 p.m. Mutual aid to Bath.


Topsham emergency medical services responded to 17 calls from Oct. 1-9.

HARPSWELL No arrests or summonses were reported from Oct. 3-10.



10/3 Zackary Furbish, 24, of Windjammer Way, was issued a summons by Officer John Dietlin on Old Brunswick Road on a charge of operating after suspension.


Apartment fire

10/7 at 2:21 p.m. A fire was reported at a five-unit apartment building at 22 Bailey St. Firefighters from Bath and surrounding towns had by 2:35 p.m. knocked down the fire, which was limited to one unit, according to Fire Chief Lawrence Renaud. The occupant sustained burns and was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where on Tuesday he was in critical but stable condition; there were no other injuries. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Fire calls

10/1 at 1:47 p.m. Fire alarm on Floral Street. 10/2 at 11:35 a.m. Smoke complaint on North Street. 10/6 at 5:48 p.m. False report on Chandler Drive. 10/6 at 8:48 p.m. Smoke alarm on Aegis Drive. 10/7 at 2:21 p.m. Structure fire on Bailey Street.


Bath emergency medical services responded to 32 calls between Oct. 1-7.


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Brunswick’s Nate Girardini breaks a tackle during the Dragons’ 55-28 win at Lawrence last weekend. Mt. Ararat’s golf team shows off the Class A state championship trophy after finishing first Saturday in Vassalboro.

Mt. Ararat golf title ushers in October excitement

The first hardware of the fall sports season was handed out last weekend in Vassalboro and there will be plenty more to come. The field hockey regular season is wrapping up and it won’t be long until football, soccer, volleyball and cross country will move on to their next phase as well. Here’s a look back at the week that was and a glimpse at the key matchups to come:

and win a championship for the first time. Mt. Ararat was paced by Caleb Manuel, who had an 18-hole round of 71. Also scoring were Will Kavanaugh (75), Cade Charron (79) and Ben Hickson (87). Ty Henke’s round of 95 wasn’t factored in. The individual state championships for boys and girls will be held this Saturday, also at Natanis.

Mt. Ararat’s golf team capped a perfect season by winning the Class A state championship Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. The Eagles, who went 10-0 in the regular season and won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference title, had a team-score of 312 to finish five strokes better than defending champion Scarborough

Brunswick’s football team improved to 4-2 last Friday after a 55-28 win at Lawrence. The Dragons (second behind Skowhegan in the Class B North Heal Points standings) goes to Brewer (1-5) and closes at home versus Cony Oct. 19. In Class B South, Mt. Ararat fell to 1-5 and seventh after a 42-6 home loss to



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Falmouth. The Eagles host 1-5 Westbrook Saturday and close at home versus Morse Oct. 20. In Class C South, Morse fell to 3-3 and sixth following a 19-6 loss at York. The Shipbuilders play host to 5-1 Leavitt Friday, then close at Mt. Ararat.

Friday and close at Brunswick Monday. Morse was 4-5-2 and eighth in Class B South after last week’s 2-0 loss at Mt. Ararat. The Shipbuilders hosted Maranacook Tuesday and went to Gardiner Thursday, then close at home versus Oceanside Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat’s boys’ soccer team was 9-11 and second to defending state champion Lewiston in the Class A North Heal Points standings at press time following a 5-1 win at Morse and a 1-1 draw at Lewiston. The Eagles were home against Mt. Blue Tuesday, visit Edward Little Friday and close at home versus Brunswick Monday. Brunswick was 5-4-2 and fourth in the region after an 8-0 win at Lincoln Academy and a 4-0 home victory over Edward Little last week. The Dragons were home with Camden Hills Tuesday, welcome Lewiston Friday and close at Mt. Ararat Monday. In Class B South, Morse was 3-5-3 and eighth after a 5-1 home loss to Mt. Ararat. The Shipbuilders were at Maranacook Tuesday and hosted Gardiner Thursday, then close at Oceanside Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat’s field hockey team was 8-5 and fifth in the Class A Heals heading into Wednesday’s regular season finale at Brunswick. Last week, the Eagles blanked visiting Oxford Hills, 2-0. Brunswick was 5-8 and ninth in Class A North, but only eight teams make the playoffs. The Dragons beat host Lincoln Academy (8-1) and Camden Hills (3-1) last week. Brunswick closed at home versus Mt. Ararat Wednesday. Morse was 6-7 and held on to the 10th and final playoff spot in Class B North at press time following a 2-1 home win over Waterville last week. The Shipbuilders closed at Maine Central Institute Tuesday. The field hockey playoffs begin Saturday with the preliminary round on the fields of the higher seeds.

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The Brunswick girls were 10-0-1 and second behind defending Class A champion Camden Hills in the Class A North Heals entering Tuesday’s game at the Windjammers. After visiting Lewiston Friday, the Dragons finish with a home game versus Mt. Ararat Monday. Mt. Ararat was 6-5 and clung to the eighth and final playoff spot in Class A North at press time following a 2-0 home win over Morse and a 3-1 home victory over Lewiston last week. The Eagles were at Mt. Blue Tuesday, host Edward Little

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The Brunswick/Mt. Ararat co-op volleyball team was 4-8 and ninth in Class A (10 teams qualify for the playoffs) at press time following last week’s five-set home win over Wells and a four-set loss to visiting Gardiner. Brunswick/Mt. Ararat hosted top-ranked Falmouth Thursday and finishes the regular season at home against Deering Tuesday of next week.

Cross country

The KVAC cross country championship meet is Saturday in Augusta. The regional championships are the following Saturday.

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Recognition Beth Stowell, a senior loss control consultant with MEMIC, a regional workers’ compensation specialty insurer, was recognized on Sept. 17 for her leadership, dedication and innovation with the Rising Tide Award at the ninth annual Patient Safety Academy put on by the Muskie School for Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Hope Acts, a Portland nonprofit that offers housing for asylum-seekers and provides services to immigrants, will honor two community members at “Celebrating Home,” a benefit for the organization to be held Oct. 18. Julia Trujillo, Portland’s Director of Economic Opportunity, will receive the Community Builder award for her work raising the profile and contributions of immigrants to the city and facilitating partnerships between support organizations and Portland’s business community. Volunteer Bethany Smart will be honored with the Heart of our Home award, in part for her role leading Hope Acts’ mentoring program. Kaplan Thompson Architects of Portland is the first company in the state to be awarded a JUST label. The program, an initiative from the International Living Future Institute, is a voluntary platform in which organizations disclose information about how they treat their employees and where they make financial and community investments. David Libby, president & CEO at Town & Country Federal Credit Union, has been recognized by Credit Union National Asso- Libby ciation’s Credit Union Magazine as one of its 2018 Rock Stars.

Open for business Bhavana, a spa, movement studio and tea bar, opened Oct. 6 in the heart of Freeport, four doors down from L.L. Bean. Founder and owner Krysta Harris, a Maine native, has studied numerous alternative healing modalities over the past 15 years, and her approach includes classes, workshops and education in addition to treatments and hands-on therapies. “We want to create an alternative to western health care because the system isn’t working for everybody,” Harris said of her business philosophy. The Patagonia store in Freeport opened its new expanded location at 100 Main St. at the end of September, when the company also marked its 30th anniversary. The relocation will offer customers a larger assortment of products and a bigger space for community events. The original brick walls have been uncovered after 20 years and restored to reflect the historic building’s original look. Maine’s first escape room has moved to a new location. The Escape Room, previously NOTICE OF PUBLIC WAREHOUSE LIEN SALE: On 10/16/18 on or around 4PM at http://www. Closetbox Storage is selling items located in Portland Maine. The household goods of Sam Hotchkiss are being sold on monies owed of $365.97. Items stored include furniture.


of 496 Congress St., moved down the block to 492 Congress St. The new space features custom built rooms with immersive experiences and new clues in each room.




Hires, promotions, appointments Grace Bell has been appointed director of The Bowdoin International Music Festival Admissions & Operations. Bell has been with the festival for the past year as a development associate. L e a r n i n g Wo r k s ’ Board of Directors appointed retired Unum exe c u t ive C h e r y l Greaney to the organization’s governing board. Midcoast Federal Credit Union has an- Bell nounced several new hires: Laurie Grinnan, new assistant Bath branch manager; Christopher Sadler, compliance/risk officer, based in Freeport; Melissa Lowell, financial analyst in Greaney Freeport. Financial Services Representatives Rachel Siford and Ashlea Dorrinton have joined the Brunswick and Bath branches, respectively. Acadia Benefits has added Catherine Des- Parris rochers to its Portland team as a large group account manager. Dr. Kristin Parris has joined the team at Mid Coast Medical Group–Topsham Internal Medicine and the staff of Mid Coast Hospital. She joins five providers in the practice offering adults regular check-ups, lifestyle recommendations, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatments.

Giving back Members of the Maine Society for Certified Public Accountants and the Maine State Bar Association donated $300 in proceeds from their 2018 Summer Softball Showdown to Strike Out Cancer in Kids and the Maine Children’s Cancer Program through the Portland Sea Dogs. The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

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Scarborough-based Fluid Imaging celebrated its 19th anniversary this fall by volunteering to restore the flagstone patio at the Maine Audubon Society’s visitor center on Gilsland Farm Road in Falmouth.

registration plate is now available at Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch offices and at select town offices. The plate costs $20, with an annual renewal fee of $15. Ten dollars from every plate sold and $10 from every renewal will go directly to BBCH. An Ocean State Job Lot Tractor Trailer truck recently arrived in Maine with 35,000 pounds of food from the annual Ocean State Job Lot 3 Square Meals convoy. Maine receives more than 300,000 donated meals annually, and the company distributes 11 million meals in total annually across eight states, making it the largest food insecurity program in the Northeast. During July and August, Conroy-Tully

Walker Funeral Homes’ annual school supply drive collected hundreds of items to support local teachers and students. Adam and Caitlin Walker, owners of Conroy-Tully Walker, were inspired to start the annual drive by Caitlin’s own experience as a teacher. “No matter your class size, the amount that teachers spend of their own money is incredibly high. ... I wanted to try my best to help as many students, teachers, and families as possible,” said Caitlin, who was a special education teacher for seven years before entering the funeral business. This year’s drive saw a 10 percent increase in donations over last year, a trend that the Walkers hope to see continue next year.


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Maureen Egan on overcoming adversity through art, 3:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Saturday 10/20

Workshops/Walks/ Talks

Midcoast Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 8 a.m., Maine Street Mall and Gazebo, Brunswick, register at

Call for Volunteers Red Cross Blood Drives: Brunswick, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, St. Charles, 132 McKeen St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Lowes, 250 Bath Road. Walk-in or make an appointment through the American Red Cross Blood Donor App,, 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Harpswell Day: A celebration of traditional handcrafts and subsistence skills, noon-4 p.m., Harpswell Historical Society, 929 Harpswell Neck Road,, 837-9613, outreach@hhltmaine. org. Free.

Good Food and Good Friends, 5-6:30 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner Church and Raymond roads. Includes beans, salads, casseroles, homemade pies; reservations accepted at 725-2185. Adults/$9, kids/$4.

Tuesday 10/16 Lunch with Friends, noon, hosted by Harpswell Aging at Home at Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1579 Harpswell Islands Road, free and open to all. To volunteer, call Surrey Hardcastle, 833-0092, surreysh@

Wednesday 10/17 Forest Soil Management Workshop Registration Deadline for Oct. 24 workshop by Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Topics include soil ecology, sustainable logging, 241-5377,

Health Saturday 10/13 “The Light From Here: A Breast Cancer Story,” author/artist

Just for Kids

Mon. Tues. Wed. Wed. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur.

The League of Women Voters of Maine, free presentations on Ranked Choice Voting for community groups, churches, schools, etc., schedule by emailing sarah@ or visit

Saturday 10/13

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, themed weekends in Freeport through Oct. 21, with workshops, demos, music, food, all ages, see www. for schedule.

Fire Truck Story Time, 10-11 a.m., Freeport Community Library, children up to age 8 can learn about fire safety, firefighter gear, and explore a fire truck, free and open to the public.

10/15 6:30 p.m. Town Council TH 10/16 7:15 p.m. Village Review Board TH 10/17 10 a.m. Staff Review Committee TH 10/17 7 p.m. Recreation Commission TH 10/18 4 p.m. Brunswick Sewer District 10 Pine Tree Rd. 10/18 5 p.m. Board of Assessment Review TH 10/18 5:30 p.m. School-Municipal Finance Committee TH 10/18 6 p.m. Appointment Committee TH 10/18 6 p.m. Marine Resources Public Hearing CES 10/155 p.m. Town Lands Committee Site Visit Lookout Point 10/15 6 p.m. Town Lands Committee Meeting TO 10/17 10 a.m. Bandstand Committee TO 10/17 3 p.m. Conservation Commission TO 10/17 5 p.m. Recycling Committee TO 10/17 6:30 p.m. Planning Board TO 10/18 6 p.m. Board of Selectmen TO 10/18 7 p.m. Town Referendum Public Hearing TO

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Tuesday 10/16 Bath Garden Club, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Eric Topper of Maine Audubon will address how to use native plants, public welcome.

Bulletin Board

Mon. Mon. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Thur. Thur.

Saturday 10/13

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p.m., drop-in class, Dempsey Center, 778 Main St., So. Portland.


Tim Sample: “Hardscrabble Humor and the Power of Laughter,” 7:30 a.m., hosted by Brunswick Downtown Association, Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble St., $25.

Dining Out


9 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 11; public welcome Oct. 12, 13, 16, 829-2215.


Community Conversations on Affordable Housing, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. “Housing Vulnerability & Homelessness,” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18; “The Local Landscape,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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“Managing Honey Bees in a Challenging Coastal Habitat, and Plants that Help Them Survive,” 1 p.m., Harpswell Garden Club at Kellogg Church, Harpswell Neck Road. Free and open to the public.

Greater Portland Benefits

Saturday 10/20 “The Great Influenza of 1918 Comes to Bath,” 10:30 a.m., Bath Historical Society lecture by Marla Davis, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, free and open

Friday 10/12 Fire 5K, kids’ fun run, 5:30 p.m., ($5); adult 5K, 5:45 p.m., ($20/$25), Preble Street school along Back Cove Trail in Portland, register at, benefits St. Brigid’s school.

Saturday 10/13 McAuley Residence Walk/Run for Recovery, Mercy Hospital, 175 Fore River Parkway, registration 8 a.m., kids’ 1K walk/run 8:30 a.m., 5K adult fun run/walk 9 a.m., benefits women’s transitional housing program, for details.

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Friends of Prince Memorial Library Annual Book Sale, 266 Main St, Cumberland, patrons’ preview

Saturday 10/13 Board Game Cafe, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, all ages can enjoy games by Diversions. Free and open to the public.

Call for Volunteers Red Cross Blood Drives: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth; 1-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center. Walk-in or make an appointment through the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, RedCrossBlood. org, 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767).

Dining Out Thursday 10/18 Community Supper, 4:30-7 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, by donation to support Falmouth Food Pantry.

Health Yoga Basics, 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 6, Dempsey Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, register at Living Well with Chronic Pain, 1-3:30 p.m., Mondays to Nov. 5, Yarmouth American Legion Log Cabin 196 Main St., free, 835-9866 to register.

Monday 10/15 Crystal Bowl Meditation, 1-2

Crafting Stories, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, free and open to the public.

Tuesday 10/16

Boy Scout Troop 35 Recruiting Night, 7 p.m., First Parish Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, for boys and girls ages 11-17, FMI contact Scoutmaster Todd Riddle,

Workshops/Walks/ Talks Eastern Cemetery Walking Tours, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays to Oct. 14, 224 Congress St., $10/ adults, $5/students & seniors,

Friday 10/12 “The Honeybee Crisis: Real Causes & Solutions,” 7 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, by donation,, 865-3900.

Saturday 10/13 Shiloh Church Tour and Presentation by Durham Historical Society, 2 p.m., 38 Beulah Lane, Durham, history of former home for a secretive apocalyptic Christian cult, tickets $10 at Durham Town Office, 630 Hallowell Road and Get & Go, 697 Royalsborough Road.

Sunday 10/14 “Podcasts, Digging Up Our Forgotten Past and Breathing New Life Into History,” by Crystal Ponti, Scarborough Historical Society monthly meeting, 2 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, free and open to the public.


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Powerful, stunning drama at Good Theater

By Scott Andrews

The season’s much-anticipated, muchtalked-about Portland premiere is here. Good Theater’s current production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime,” which won five Tony Awards, is a powerful, stunning drama that shouldn’t be missed. The Portland Symphony Orchestra will launch its Tuesday Classical Series on Oct. 16, with a program headlined by Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Attendees can expect a homecoming feeling; the guest maestro will be Bruce Hangen. Classical music on a one-man scale will be offered by Portland Ovations on Oct. 13. The venerable arts presenter will host internationally renowned piano virtuoso Inon Barnatan. Ronnie Earl is a classic blues guitarist. He’ll be visiting Portland this Saturday with his longtime band, the Broadcasters.

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Every so often a powerful drama comes along that is truly unforgettable in concept, scope and execution. For 2018 it’s the Portland premiere of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a 2012 British play by Simon Stephens, based on the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon. At Good Theater in Portland, artistic director Brian Allen scheduled this tour de force of stagecraft as his 2018-2019 season opener, and he’s already having regrets – for not scheduling it for two additional weeks. Ticket sales are that strong, with most performances selling out far in advance. It’s also a rarity in another respect. The principal character is autistic, and the drama swirls around that intractable neurological handicap. When it debuted on London’s West End, the play won seven Laurence Olivier Awards, the highest honor in British theater. The Broadway production won five Tonys. The story is one of self-discovery, begun in a most unusual fashion one night when Christopher, the central character, discovers his neighbor’s dog dead in a garden, impaled by a pitchfork. (On stage, this is represented by a chalk drawing.) Initially suspected of the crime, Christopher turns detective. The discoveries he makes about his parents, his neighbors and his school drive the action through to a very unexpected conclusion. But it’s Christopher’s own journey of self-discovery that makes this play so powerful. The Herculean role of Christopher is brilliantly handled by Griffin Carpenter, a 23-year-old from Cape Elizabeth who recently graduated with a degree in theater from New York University. He intensely studied autism for this role, and convincingly delivers this very difficult character, hardly ever leaving the stage. His strained relationship with his parents is central to the plot, with actors Rob Cameron and Janice Gardiner expressing the anguish of dealing with their son and his handicap. Meredith Brustlin does a fine job as Christopher’s schoolteacher. Four other actors portray a large variety of minor characters.


Portland Ovations presents Inon Barnatan at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St. on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

An autistic young man is the central character in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a powerful drama running at Portland’s Good Theater.

The 2018-2019 season is very young, but I suspect that when it’s over next spring, Good Theater’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” will stand out as the most memorable, stunning, powerful show. Good Theater presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. (top of Munjoy Hill) in Portland through Oct. 28. Visit for available performances.

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Expect a bit of a retro feel when the Portland Symphony Orchestra opens its Tuesday Classical Series on Oct. 16. The conductor will be familiar to many southern Maine music aficionados: Bruce Hangen. Maestro Hangen was the PSO music director for 10 seasons, 1976-1986, plus he was one of the co-founders of Opera Maine, leading the pit orchestra for its first several seasons. He made many friends in Portland, and will be welcomed back with great enthusiasm. Hangen is one of a number of guest conductors for the PSO’s 2018-2019 season. Eckart Preu was recently appointed to the position of permanent music director, but due to scheduling conflicts – typical of today’s top conductors – he won’t be fully running the show until 2019-2020. Two works are on Hangen’s program. First will be “Schelomo,” a cello concerto by Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch. “Schelomo,” meaning Solomon in Hebrew, was the final work in the composer’s “Jewish Cycle.” After intermission, Hangen will lead the orchestra in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, subtitled “Titan.” It represents an early orchestral masterpiece of the last of the great German 19th-century Romantic composers. Catch the Portland Symphony Orchestra at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Barnatan, a New York resident who was born in 1979 in Tel Aviv, is much in demand around the world. Among his many stops, he performed in Maine with Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockland nine years ago, where he earned the Andrew Wolf Memorial Award. Other honors include an Avery Fischer Career Grant in 2009. For his Portland performance, Barnatan has chosen a two-part program. The first will be five short pieces by Ravel, concluding with his famous showcase, “La Valse.” The second half of the program will be the original solo piano version of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

A longtime fixture on Boston’s vibrant music scene will play Portland on Saturday. Ronnie Earl, whose extended career as a blues guitarist and bandleader began when he attended a Muddy Waters concert in Boston nearly 50 years ago, will visit One Longfellow Square with his ensemble of the past three decades, the Broadcasters. Earl teaches blues guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and several of his bandmates are also connected to that distinguished school of popular music. He has copped the Blues Music Awards top honor for Best Guitarist three times, most recently in 2014. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters have released an amazing 26 albums in their decades together, the most recent being last year’s “The Luckiest Man.” And Earl himself has guested on another 40 albums that were led by others. The band’s specialty is instrumental virtuosity; they consistently draw big crowds on their periodic visits to Portland. I’ve seen them several times and I’ve always enjoyed the evening. Catch Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland. Call 761-1757.

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Israeli-born American piano virtuoso Inon Barnatan launches Portland Ovations’ regular season Oct. 13 with a classical program split between Maurice Ravel and Modest Mussorgsky.

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Casco Bay Art Club, multimedia exhibit, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, call 373-4600 for the best viewing times, through Nov. 30.

October 12, 2018 13, 19, 20; 2 p.m. Oct 14 & 21, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets at Studio Theatre of Bath or 837-8260.

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Department of Arts Faculty Show, University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland campus, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Friday-Sunday; noon-7 p.m. Thursdays to Oct. 21.

Meditative Watercolors by Janet Lawerence, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, through October.

Galleries “Beyond The Bubble,” mixed media exhibit by Hyde school students, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, Oct. 15 -Nov. 15.

“Home: Reflections on Place,” exhibit created by New Mainers, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, to Dec. 22.

“Landscapes in Fabric,” by Jo Diggs, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to Oct. 31.

IXNOS, MECA, 522 Congress St., photos, art, portfolio books, texts and artifacts on paths of migration through the island of Levos, Making Migration Visible event on view to Dec. 14; see full schedule at

Marcia Brandwein, Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, includes new exhibit of member artwork, to Nov. 1.


Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.” chronicles the journey by artist M.I.A. from refugee immigrant to pop star. Catch the film co-hosted by Space at the Portland Museum of Art from Oct. 12-14.

“Caught in the Middle: The Tragic Life of Minik Wallace,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, chronicles Inughuit boy who moved from Greenland to N.Y. in 1897 to work with an anthropologist, to Jan. 20.


“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art; explores the artist’s relationship with photography and its impact, to Oct. 28.

Friday 10/19 Red Beans & Rice, Side Door Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Open mic sign up 6:45 p.m.; feature performers 8:30, 442-8195.

“Let’s Get Lost,” wall drawing and “Listening Glass,” interactive sound work, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, to December.

Saturday 10/20 “A Tapestry of Love through Song,” Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus,

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“Some Reliable Truths About Chairs,” UMVA Gallery, 516 Congress St., Portland, work by 29 Maine artists, 1-4 p.m., Friday-Sunday to Nov. 3.

Film “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 2 & 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; 2 p.m. Oct 13 & 14, co-presented with SPACE, personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist M.I.A., chronicling her journey from refugee immigrant to pop star, $8/$6 members/ students.

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“SEAL,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, theatrical thriller, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 14, tickets $10-$20, theaterproject. com, 729-8584.

“The Eagle Huntress,” 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., documentary about girl who trains to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations. Free.

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“Eulogy for the Dyke Bar,” by Macon Reed, AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, acknowledges the legacy of dyke and lesbian bars, to Dec. 7. “Have a Heart,” Laura Jasek, Grant Wahlquist Gallery, 30 City Center, Portland, to Oct. 27. Paul Brahms, Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, through Oct. 29. Stonewall Gallery Fall Show: “Rough Seas and Healing Skies,” by Yarmouth artist Margareta “Meta” McDonald, Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St., through Oct. 27.

Friday 10/12 “Marguerite Robichaux: Mountains to the Sea,” opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to Nov. 24.

Museums “Americans Abroad, 1860-1915,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, work by artists who traveled to Europe in the late 19th century, including Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, to Dec. 2. “Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 40 sculptures and 10 works on paper in a rare Maine retrospective,


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Regional School Unit 1 students through a day-long program Aug. 19, earned 2018’s Community Project Award. Jamie Dorr and the Midcoast Community Alliance debuted the initiative this year, raising about $30,000 toward the supplies and backpacks and also funding haircuts and manicures. With mental health awareness and suicide prevention among its key objectives, the Alliance also offered a resource guide, posted at, that includes information on each RSU 1 school, MCA, managing back-to-school stress, technology and youth mental health resources, and after-school and extracurricular activities. Mary Louise Blanchard, who in 1999 began the AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program to provide Mid-Coast residents with federal and state tax preparation at no charge, earned the Al Smith Community Spirit Award. She hosts Bath’s program at Patten Free Library from January through April, processing more than 4,000 tax returns each year – almost 500 of them from Bath residents. Addie Hinds, the 2018 Youth Award winner, is MCA’s youngest member at the age of 12. She advocates for her fellow Bath Middle School students to ensure they know they matter and to stop youth suicide. Hinds has also contributed to Set for Success and takes part in her school’s Kindness and Wellness clubs, and Kindness Day. Mae Winglass also won this year’s Youth Award. Along with being senior class president at Morse High, she has participated in initiatives such as Ship-

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The city noted that her “consistent commitment to her community, specifically her classmates at Morse High School, deserves recognition.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @ learics.

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strumental in traveling the journey" to build the new school, for which voters approved $28 million in borrowing in June 2017. In August, the School Board awarded South Portland-based Ledgewood Construction a contract to build the new school for just less than $20.3 million. Following the speeches, attendees also held a celebration of Jordan Acres. It featured a poem written by a staff member for the school's 10th anniversary in 1982, a rendition of the school song, and an apple cider toast. Singer noted the seven-year process it took to get to the groundbreaking and

thanked the building committee, school administrators and Lyndon Keck and Matt Pitzer of PDT Architects for their help along the way. Singer also outlined the amenities the new building will have, which include two small wings that will share a central floor and include a library, special education services, cafeteria, gymnasium, and space for music and art classes. "We believe this will allow students to have the experience of a smaller school with the efficiencies of a larger school," Singer said. The new school is named for Catherine "Kate" Furbish, a 19th-century botanist known for her accurate sketches of flora and fauna. During his remarks, Eldridge said two important goals of the school department

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for years have been to establish a pre-kindergarten program and "finally eliminate portable classrooms." Both will be accomplished with the new school. Daughtry, an alumna of Jordan Acres, was one of the speakers who talked about her love for the former school. She said her time there shaped the person and state representative she is today.

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from page 1 dependent just like insects' physiology, which is why researchers wanted to test results in the lab under controlled temperatures. "We don’t want to jump to conclusions about what happened in the field at this point; we were hoping we would see lower survival of the caterpillars fed in the lab," she said. "That said, they were taken care of in the lab, so under more stressful conditions maybe they would’ve succumbed to mortality. Once we get all of our data analyzed we’ll be able to say what happened in the field." Groden said she and student researchers still have a lot of information and samples to process and she recently hired five undergraduate students to assist. Voters opted to give just over $9,500 towards the work after Groden presented to selectmen at a workshop last November. She is director of the university's

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shop as a two-year planning consultant for $87,000 last spring. It’s been a year since the town held a five-day public charrette, and “people are getting their comments in,” committee Chairman Larry Fitch said Monday, estimating that about 500 people have participated in the process in some way. Those are good numbers, he noted,



Browntail Moth Research Project, which is conducted in collaboration with the Maine Forest Service. Groden and her team will continue to monitor winter webs around Harpswell through February 2019, and give a final presentation when their research is complete. The college's project aims to pinpoint the cause of the insect's spread throughout the state, as well as eco-friendly ways to squelch it. Groden told the board last week she and her students visited approximately 20 sites around town this spring to sample the infestation and then identified places they would follow up with over the summer. The options they used to treat the moth habitats are less toxic than traditional insecticides; Harpswell's pesticide ordinance prohibits spraying within 25 feet of the shoreline. It also bans aerial spraying. Groden told board members most of what her team works with is certified

organic and only lasts about 12 hours after being sprayed. The treatment also breaks down in UV light and generally only impacts insects. One of the eco-friendly options used was a naturally occurring fungal pathogen in some moth populations which multiplies and kills larvae in the nest when the weather is favorable. Another was a bacteria; Groden said both options used together reduced caterpillar survival more effectively than either method used alone. In the field, she said she noticed "very little wintering mortality" of the nests at any of the sites that were sampled. In early May the researchers applied treatments on three occasions, depending on the emergence of caterpillars from their winter webs. Two weeks later, they came back to see how many of the caterpillars were still alive and continued returning. In the fall, Groden said they assessed how many small larvae were feeding at

each of the sites, as well as how many webs were at each site. In addition to the treatments made in Harpswell, she said researchers also had two other locations in the Mid-Coast where they administered multiple doses of the treatment. Groden said she hopes to have more concrete results to share by the end of the year. She also said she has been in contact with a scientist from New York who is working on a different study involving browntail moths, and she is supplying him with "as many critters as he wants" for his work, which could eventually also help the Harpswell research. "It's a lot of data and samples that we're still trying to work our way through," she said. "But hopefully by the end of the year ... we'll get it worked up and we'll be able to give you more definitive results at that time."

given that planning isn’t always the most fun activity in the world. “People have been very upbeat about this,” Fitch said. “They like what they see.” Some comments have been editorial in nature – something should be rewritten in order to be made clearer – but “nobody’s been coming at this saying, ‘I don’t like that,’” Fitch noted. “... Nobody’s found anything disturbing.” Affording many opportunities for the public to weigh in could be a testament to

the support the plan has so far received, he said. “That was our goal from the outset,” Fitch explained, noting Maine Design Workshop’s success in engaging the community. “It was important to us as a committee that people be engaged ... and that this be residents of the town of Topsham’s plan, not the Comprehensive Planning Update Committee’s plan.” “I think people have realized that we’re open to listening,” Fitch added, noting

that it’s clear from the input that residents want to gather more, and foster social connections. “People ... want an opportunity to weigh in, they want an opportunity to talk things through with their neighbors in ways that are not adversarial,” he said. “I think this has given people a chance to do that.”

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crossing the street 10 years ago to 5 Fundy Road. The American Journal and Lakes Region Weekly, previously based in Westbrook, moved to Falmouth in 2015 after they were acquired by Sun Media Group, parent company of The Forecaster. They were consolidated with The Forecaster two years ago. Sun Media Group, which also publishes the daily Sun Journal in Lewiston and several western Maine weeklies, was acquired in August 2017 by Reade Brower, owner of MaineToday Media. Lisa DeSisto, chief executive officer of MaineToday Media, said the decision to move The Forecaster, American Journal and Lakes Region Weekly to the office space in Portland and South Portland was made after a lease could not be negotiated with the new owner of the 5 Fundy Road building. “We continue to seek opportunities for expense savings and this one fell into our lap when the landlord declined to renew the lease,” DeSisto said.

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“Stories happen in town halls, and at school board meetings; these are more important locations for us to spend our time. The same holds for our advertising team, to be on the road meeting with customers who are small business owners.” Mo Mehlsak, executive editor of The Forecaster, American Journal and Lakes Region Weekly, said the move will not change the way the newspapers cover their communities. “The Forecaster matured and evolved over more than three decades in Falmouth, but our founders’ desire for a local paper that reflected their concerns and interests will always be part of the paper’s DNA,” Mehlsak said. “We’re committed to producing Maine’s best local newspapers,” he continued. “At a time when technology allows us to publish from almost anywhere, where we work is less important than how well we do our job. We will continue to inform, challenge, reflect and respect our readers and advertisers throughout Cumberland County.”

One City Center in Portland as of Oct. 12 is the home of the news staff of The Forecaster, American Journal and Lakes Region Weekly newspapers.


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The Forecaster, Mid-Coast edition, October 12, 2018, a Sun Media Publication, pages 1-28

The Forecaster, Mid-Coast edition, October 12, 2018  

The Forecaster, Mid-Coast edition, October 12, 2018, a Sun Media Publication, pages 1-28