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Vol. 6, No. 43

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Marijuana dispensary limits get board OK


concern is that the ordinance the Town Council passed did not include language that the bond package is for that purpose, and that its language was vague and broad. She has also said such an ex-

By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously recommended zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries as a conditional use in two parts of town. The amendments, which now go to the Board of Selectmen, define a dispensary and dictate where and when it can operate. Maine limits the number of dispensaries to one in each of eight districts. The dispensary for District 4 – Sagadahoc, Waldo, Lincoln and Knox counties – has been awarded to Northeast Patients Group, which plans to open its dispensary in Thomaston. But Planning Director Rich Roedner said the state could expand the number of authorized facilities and that it is important to have local rules in place. Under the board’s recommendations, dispensaries could not be within 500 feet of the nearest boundary line of a lot that is used as a residence, playground, school, nursery school, park, day-care center or church, and would have to be at least 1,000 feet away from the boundary line

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Kathleen Strickland, a breast cancer survivor, had the honor of cutting the ribbon to start the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk in Brunswick on Sunday, Oct. 17, because she was the largest online fundraiser. The 15th annual walk attracted about 250 participants and raised more than $40,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Hearing set on Brunswick police station bond By Alex Lear BRUNSWICK — A public hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 8, on a petition to overrule the Town Council’s decision to borrow money to purchase property for a new police station. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to sched-

ule the public hearing. The panel passed an ordinance Sept. 20 that authorized borrowing $1.175 million to acquire four parcels at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets. Town Clerk Fran Smith received 1,024 signatures Oct. 10. She stopped certifying signatures

once she reached 818, since the petitioners met the threshold of 810 required by the Town Charter. Former Town Councilor Karen Klatt launched the petition drive. She has said that she and other residents do not oppose a new police station, but that their

Homeowners question safety, security of CMP smart meters By Emily Parkhurst SCARBOROUGH — A group of citizens is challenging Central Maine Power Co.’s installation of “smart” electric meters on homes. They claim there are too many privacy and health concerns about the wireless meters. The challenge comes after CMP received $96 million in federal stimulus money to pur-

chase and install the smart-meter technology. The meter reduce the company’s labor costs, and allow residents to monitor their energy consumption in real time and make informed decisions about when and how they use electricity. This spring, the state Legislature unanimously approved LD 1535, An Act to Create a Smart Grid Policy in the State, which

approved installation of the meters. But critics are concerned that the meters, which utilize a nonionizing radio wave frequency – similar to cellular phones and wireless Internet routers – may have unintended health sideeffects. “They say it’s only a few See page 35

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While her 7-yearold son Evan watches, Elisa Boxer-Cook of Scarborough tapes a notice on her electrical meter to inform Central Maine Power Co. that she does not want a new “smart meter” installed at her house. Boxer-Cook is heading a group protesting the installation of the new meters, citing possible health, safety and security concerns.

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Meetings.........................26 Obituaries.......................16 Opinion...........................10 Out & About....................23

People & Business.........18 Police Beat.....................14 Real Estate.....................36 Sports.............................19

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October 22, 2010

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Heather DeSimone, left, and her mother Jan Parker, are co-owners of the Beadin’ Path in Freeport, the 2010 Maine Merchants Association Merchant of the Year.

Parker and DeSimone have worked diligently over the past 17 years to change with the times, adapt to the market and keep their customers happy, but they credit their success and the award to their staff. “We have a terrifically creative staff,” Parker said. Many of the people employed at the Beadin’ Path have worked with Parker and DeSimone for more than 10 years. Some are family members and others

Ashley Bunting has worked for the company for eight years and designs products. Carisa Cobb is the website products manager and has been an employee for 12 years.

Halie Lyons, the website order manager, has worked for the store for two years and said everyone at the Beadin’ Path is part of the extended family.

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Bath councilor questions political booth placement at Autumnfest By Alex Lear BATH — City Councilor Kyle Rogers is questioning the way a political candidates table was authorized during this year’s Citizen Involvement Day ceremony, held Oct. 9 during Autumnfest. In an Oct. 13 e-mail to City Manager Bill Giroux, the Ward 3 councilor asked why the tent-covered table was allowed at the Waterfront Park event, and why only some council candidates were told about it. He said they were told they could not erect political signs, but some signs were in evidence.

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Rogers, who is not up for re-election, also questioned why the late decision was made to allow that kind of table, and said it appeared the city was helping one or more candidates gain an advantage over their opponents. Giroux on Friday said the Democratic and Republican parties have campaigned for state offices at prior events, and this was the first year he received requests from individual council candidates.

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that area. They maintain that such a structure is inappropriate for that neighborhood and others in the Urban Residential Zone. The Planning Board voted in June to deny Mariner Tower’s application to build a 75-foot monopole tower at 14 Oak St. Mariner needed conditional approval for the tower before undergoing site plan and transmission tower reviews. continued page 7

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Topsham referendum: Retroactive cell tower ban goes to voters By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to ban new cellular communications towers in some residential neighborhoods. The ban, retroactive to April 1, was sought by a petition that garnered 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to referendum. Residents of the Heights neighborhood who spread the petition have strongly opposed a cell tower that was proposed for

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Brunswick Town Council: Taylor challenges incumbent Knight in District 6 By Phil DiVece BRUNSWICK — Voters in District 6 have two Town Council candidates to choose from at the Nov. 2 election. Incumbent Councilor Margo Knight is being challenged for her seat by Scott Taylor. District 6 includes Maine Street from Fort Andross to Maine Street Station to the north end of McKeen Street, and also portions of Federal and Water Streets and parts of Bowdoin College. Polls at Brunswick Junior High School will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office. Margo Knight Knight, 56, is seeking her second threeyear term. She and her husband David live at 22 Page St. They have no children.

Knight is an educational fundraiser and works in the Office of College Advancement at Bates College in Lewiston. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College. In October 2007 Knight Knight was appointed to the Town Council to fill a vacancy and was elected that November. She served as chairwoman of the citizen-led Old High School Project Committee and the council later appointed her to the Old High School Implementation Committee. As a councilor Knight has previously chaired the Maine Street Station Oversight Committee and is current chairwoman of

the Downtown Master Plan Committee, tasked with developing a plan to strengthen neighborhoods, and improve pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow. Knight said she has enjoyed her term in office and working collaboratively with the other councilors; the town’s economic and community development staff and the Brunswick Downtown Association. She said there have been many positive things happening downtown over the last three years. The vacant Grand City building will soon be filled by Cool As A Moose, a clothing and gift store with a location in Freeport. Maine Street Station is also “gaining traction,” she added. “Mid Coast Hospital will be occupying the new building and the Inn at Maine Street Station is under construction,” Knight said – the type of mixed uses the

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committee hoped to attract to Maine Street Station. She added that the new visitor’s center operated by Brunswick’s Downtown Association has had 5,000 visitors since opening on Memorial Day. She expects more visitors once Amtrak Downeaster train service starts. “The ripple effect from Maine Street Station will eventually help the entire downtown,” she said. Knight said she supports building a new police station at the intersection of Pleasant and Stanwood Streets. “It takes properties off the tax rolls,” she said, “but it serves as an important signal to people coming into town that this community values public safety.” She said having a police station there will help slow traffic coming into town. She also said it could have a positive economic effect both in that neighborhood and downtown. Knight said she has enjoyed her work on the Downtown Master Plan and hopes people will be pleased with the report and recommendations. One objective of the plan, she explained, is getting visitors where they want to go. “We’ve recommended improved signage to make it easier for motorists to find businesses, park their cars and find neighborhood facilities,” she said. Knight said the plan also focuses on providing better neighborhood lighting, sidewalks and encourages residential living on second and third floors of buildings downtown. Scott Taylor Taylor, 40, said politically he is an independent. He and his wife Ginger, who was born in Brunswick, have two children, both of whom attend Brunswick schools. Taylor, a former writer and producer, moved from Los Angeles to Brunswick four years ago. He owns Maine Bunk Beds at Fort Andross, a manufacturer of bunk beds Taylor and other children’s furniture. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in literature. He is president of the NorthWest Brunswick Neighborhood Association, a member of the Heritage Committee and former member of the Brunswick Downtown Association. Taylor said he knows how municipal government operates. While he lived in Los Angeles he was an elected member of his neighborhood association, the chairman and president of the Van Nuys/Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council. “I had a constituency of 45,000 people,” he said. “The association served in an advisory capacity to the City Council.” He said the association was an unpaid position, although it had an operating budget. “We were able to direct city funds to be spent for landscaping, paving those kinds of things,” he said. Taylor said District 6 in his opinion is the most important one in town. Along with the historic neighborhoods, it includes Maine Street and the most of the

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downtown district. “Our downtown pretty much defines who and what we are as a community,” he said. “It’s key to attracting tourism and new residents.” Taylor said he has some concerns with the direction downtown is heading. “It seems to me like they’re chasing after certain opportunities without any clear, long-term vision,” he said. Citing the Walgreens Pharmacy, which failed after a public outcry, and Maine Street Station, Taylor said problems arose because town officials didn’t consider the bigger picture. He said zoning that permits a Walgreens or similar commercial venture on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood makes an already known traffic bottleneck worse. “They’ve known for years something has to be done at that intersection,” Taylor

said, adding that he has mixed emotions happened; then they looked at it for a town about building a police station there. office and that didn’t happen either,” Tay“You can’t seriously talk about putting lor said. “They’ve really created a terrible a police station there unless something situation, a serious liability. Now they’re is done about improving the traffic flow trying to sell it, but who’s going to buy it 14th Anniversary through the intersection,” he said. “This when they can get 10 others like it after has to be addressed at the earliest stages (BNAS) closes?” Celebration! of planning.” Another concern of Taylor’s is the Saturday & Sunday, November 6th & 7th Maine Street Station, he said, is “iconic” council’s decision to reduce the number of of the problem: “So far its been predomi- voting precincts from seven to one. “It was nately for re-located businesses.” Taylor an all-or-nothing mentality,” he said, “with said he understands the concept of tax no consideration given to traffic issues, increment financing as a means of stimu- long lines at the polls, or whether people STOREWIDE! lating business growth, but wonders what will want to drive across town to do this.” FREE APPRAISALS by independent appraiser the area will look like in the future. He said a better idea might have been to Bruce Buxton, 12PM-3PM, SAT & SUN (Limit 1 “The Maine Street Station property isn’t reduce the polling precincts gradually and item per customer, pre-registration is required, worth as much now as it was because of start by going from seven to three precincts. limited slots are available) the sudden downturn in the economy,” he Saturday the 6th presentations with noted. Paul Fournier, Clocks, 10AM-12PM Taylor said the town’s purchase of the N COU O P P Bob Dennis, Portland Pattern Glass, 11AM-12PM ON former Times Record building is another COU Ian Kahn, Books and Collecting, example of town leaders not looking at the The Restaurant at the Captain Daniel Stone Inn 11AM, SAT & SUN whole picture. % • Enjoy Sunday Brunch Buffet Bring this ad in for a 15 Sunday the 7th book signing with author “They bought it with one thing in mind featuring omelet and or carving Marsha Manchester, Vintage White Linens, discount off lunch dinner – a new police station – and that hasn’t OFFERED SUNDAYS-THURSDAYS stations and much more..... 10:30AM-12:30PM CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER RESTAURANT PROMOTIONS


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Autumnfest from page 3 before the event. He said he asked them not to put signs up due to the space limitation. With six people running for three seats on the council, he noted, “I think it’s great that we have so many people that are interested in serving on the council. From our perspective, we look forward to working with whoever the voters choose. We don’t get involved in this stuff.” Councilor Mari Eosco, who is seeking re-election in Ward 5, said she put campaign material at the event only after she and the other candidates were invited to do so. She said she put up a sign, but did not get the impression that she was not allowed to do so.

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“I would have never intentionally put a sign out if I knew I wasn’t supposed to,” Eosco said. At-large candidate Benjamin Burden said he had asked about having the table, and that Ward 7 candidate Cal Stilphen was at the table with him during the event. “I think it’s important for the candidates who are running to have some exposure in Citizens Involvement Day,” Burden said. “That makes sense ... (citizens) should be aware that people are running for office.” Councilor Ruthe Pagurko, who is running again for her Ward 7 seat and was out of state Friday for a family medical issue, said by phone that she was concerned about the table because all the council candidates were not informed about the opportunity until close to the day of the event. She also noted that council candidates

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Brunswick School Board: Incumbent faces challenge in District 1 By Emily Parkhurst BRUNSWICK — Only one of the three School Board seats up for grabs this November is contested. Incumbent Byron Watson takes on Rich Ellis in District 1. Brenda Clough in District 2 and incumbent Janet Connors in District 6 are both unopposed.

District 1 Rich Ellis Ellis, 42, moved to Brunswick as an infant after his father was stationed at Brunswick Naval Air Station. He grew up in Navy housing near Cooks Corner and graduated from Brunswick High School. He currently lives on Adams Road with his wife, Jill, and their two young children. He is a senior Web marketing manager at Wright Express in South Portland and has not held any previous elected positions. Ellis said he is not a politician and has no aspirations for a higher office, and that he was motivated to run because he wants to do better for Brunswick’s children and

taxpayers. Ellis said there is not enough forwardthinking about the budget and that he would like to see the School Department plan two to three years out when putting together budEllis gets. “We need to do a better job working with our state delegation and pushing the agenda forward to get the state back to 55 percent (general purpose aid),” he said, noting that last year the state provided Brunswick only 38 percent of its budget. “That gap is killing us,” Ellis said. Ellis said the schools should not plan on low enrollment numbers for long, because he believes the Cooks Corner area will soon be filling up with young families. He said youth athletics are an important part of a well-rounded program, but that they should not be excluded from a close examination of expenditures in the bud-

get process. He emphasized that nothing should be off the table. “I do believe freshman sports are part of a well-rounded education,” Ellis said. “We do make a strong and reasonable investment in our athletics program, but we need to be open-minded with the budget process.” Ellis said Watson’s inappropriate e-mail to House Speaker Hannah Pingree last spring, which resulted in the School Board stripping Watson of his position as chairman, is not the primary reason he is running, but that it influenced his decision. “What concerned me as a citizen was how Mr. Watson reacted after it was made public,” he said. “The town needs clear and composed leadership. There certainly could have been an apology, he could have taken responsibility. That didn’t happen.” Ellis said the town needs people on the School Board who can focus on the task at hand and work closely with others, and that he would listen to the citizens and get things done. Byron Watson Watson, 31, was elected to the board in 2007 and has lived in Brunswick his entire life. He has worked on several political campaigns, including working for Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, in 1994 and 2001. He has a 22-month-old daughter and is an underwriter for Patriot Insurance. Watson said when he ran in 2007 his

goal was reigning in what he called “irresponsible spending that has plagued the School Department for decades.” “I’m proud we’ve put an end to this fiscal irresponsibility,” Watson Watson said. “Now it’s time to make it permanent.” Watson said he would like to look into merit-based raises for teachers. He said the schools need to stop using scare tactics and that they must support extra-curricular activities. Watson said he was the lone member of the board who campaigned to retain freshman sports at Brunswick High School. “All the extra-curricular activities in Brunswick are top-notch and need to stay that way to help develop the future character of our community,” he said. Watson said he is tired of his district “being treated like the armpit of Brunswick.” “We need quality for the children of east Brunswick,” he said. Watson said he does not believe there will be fallout from the e-mail he sent to Pingree, which called her “the most gorgeous member of the Legislature.” “I think there was a smear campaign,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of support from

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The right path from page 2 “It is a motherly group of individuals,” she said. “Everyone, even the new faces, feel this way. It is hard not to.” In addition to providing a creative outlet for jewelry makers and artists, DeSimone and Parker donate their time and resources to local organizations. They have given to the Ronald McDonald House, Camp Sunshine, Freeport Community Services, Wolfe’s Neck Farm and Safe Passage, to name a few. The owners support local artists and bead makers and carry beads made by Sam Lawrence of Yarmouth, Stephanie Sersich of Topsham and Cindy Skidgel of Yarmouth. “We love our jobs and the people we work with,” Parker said. “This award

so cool and we are honored and very excited.” DeSimone said without the support of their customers, they would not have won the award. As a way to reach out to customers to keep them aware of upcoming workshops and new inventory, DeSimone has launched a social media campaign. Using Twitter and Facebook she has been able to reach out to the community and make connections with customers near and far.

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Mariner and T-Mobile, the service provider that wanted to use the tower, are suing the town to get the permits denied by the Planning Board. The two companies filed an appeal in U.S. District Court in July, and the matter is still pending. They seek an injunction and a conditional use permit, along with every other permit required for the tower to be built and operated. During a public hearing on the referendum held during the Board of Selectmen’s Oct. 7 meeting, Topsham Development Chairman Joshua Spooner expressed concern not with a neighborhood or town wanting to change a zoning ordinance, but rather with the retroactive nature of this proposed zoning amendment. He argued that the amendment could send a negative message to businesses interested in Topsham: that the town might change its rules retroactively when a new project is pursued. Phin White, a Heights resident who opposes the cell tower proposed for his neighborhood, countered that the proposed change is meant to send a message that a cell tower is not appropriate for such an area. “We want to support the Planning Board decision with more strength,” he said.

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Registrar of deeds: Two seeking Sagadahoc County post By Alex Lear BATH — With Barbara Trott stepping down as Sagadahoc County registrar of deeds, Judith Stevens of Woolwich and Jennifer DeChant of Bath are running for the four-year office.

Jennifer DeChant DeChant, 42, is married and has two children. She was chairwoman of the Sagadahoc County Democrats from 20002004 and has also served as treasurer of the Maine Democratic Party. She was a mem-

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Judith Stevens Stevens, 57, and her husband have five children and 11 grandchildren. She was born in Bath but grew up out of state, and has been back in the county since 1970. Stevens served as Sagadahoc County deputy treasurer from 1994-2006, and during that time was treasurer for the county’s Local Emergency Planning Committee. Prior to that she was Woolwich’s treasurer and tax collector from 1988-1994. After her time with the county Stevens Stevens worked as an accounts clerk for the town of Brunswick, and served a similar role with the Brunswick Sewer District. “In different positions that I’ve had in the past I’ve worked with the registry of deeds in Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Cumberland (counties),” she said. “So I was familiar with what they did.” An avid genealogist, Stevens said she has done title and mortgage searches, and that she knows the registry’s office and staff. “It just felt right (to run),” she said. Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or

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Tepler for Topsham representative Election Day is coming soon and I would like to express my support for Denise Tepler, who is running for state representative in House District 60. I have known Denise for 26 years and have seen her at work on a variety of projects, from raising her three wonderful daughters, to her involvement as a member of the School Board, to her column on healthy cooking. Several qualities have shown throughout everything I have seen her do: she’s smart, she listens to anyone who is willing to speak, and when she has a solution she is not afraid to speak her mind and take action. As a small business owner with 17 skilled employees, many of whom live in Topsham, I have worked hard to maintain health insurance, decent wages, and stability over the years. Denise has always been concerned with our local employment base and has never failed to ask about how things are going. I feel that if we have Denise representing our town in Augusta that we will all have a strong voice that cares enough to speak up for better, more effective government. John N. Whatley Topsham

Horch states his case for election If you vote in Brunswick’s District 66, you’ll see me on your ballot as “Horch, K. Frederick,” your Green Independent candidate for state representative. I’m running for office to create a better future for Brunswick and Maine. With a store on Maine Street and children

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in public school, I am deeply connected and committed to our community. This election is about turning Maine around. The best way to grow our economy is to put Mainers to work solving our real needs. I advocate that BNAS become a place for creating good jobs in profitable and sustainable markets like local organic food and clean renewable energy. My goal as your representative will be to make government work for you. I will vote to honor our obligations to our local schools, pensions, and hospitals. I will strive to expand educational opportunities, while lowering administrative costs. I support universal health insurance, lowering our labor costs so our businesses can better compete. I will seek to cut taxes and spending without devastating our ability to provide essential services. In a District with 39 percent registered Green or unenrolled, 38 percent Democrat and just 23 percent Republican, “splitting the vote” is a non-issue. As of October 14, just 25 percent of absentee ballots have been from Republicans. Do the math; you’re free to vote your hopes, not your fears. Vote “Horch” for a better future. Fred Horch Brunswick

Scontras’ claims ‘inaccurate,’ ‘disingenuous’ In a recent edition of The Forecaster, congressional candidate Dean Scontras cited the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office in addressing the national debt. However, Scontras disregarded the CBO’s estimate that President Obama’s stimulus plan created and saved between 1.4 and 3.3 million jobs. CBO Director Elmendorf recently observed: “There is no intrinsic contradiction between providing additional fiscal stimulus today, while the unemployment rate is high ... and imposing fiscal restraint in the future ...” when the economy recovers. Indeed, the deficit spending of World War II brought us out of the Great

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Depression. The CBO also concluded that the health-care reform law will reduce the deficit by $170 billion between now and 2020, while its repeal could add $455 billion to the deficit. In fact, this law was designed to reduce the rate of increase in future health-care costs (not by “cuts” to Medicare, as alleged by Scontras). Since Scontras considers the CBO a useful source of information on the debt, his inaccurate and irresponsible claims about health-care reform are disingenuous. Scontras claims he is “sworn to fiscal responsibility.” This is not credible. After all, his party squandered the budget surpluses of the Clinton years by starting two wars without paying for them, and by giving tax cuts to the very rich. The 2010 Republican “Pledge to America” not only does little for job creation, but also would increase the deficit by $700 billion by extending tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of the population. This is fiscal folly, not responsibility. Thomas H. Kelley Freeport

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Maine desperately needs a proven and courageous leader to rescue us from its death spiral; that leader is Paul LePage. Reality has been denied for too long, and we can’t afford to hide the truth any longer. Forbes magazine just released its report identifying “the best states for business and careers.” Tragically, Maine rates dead last of all the states. Even more troubling, we sank nine places, from 41st, in just the last year. We’re ranked 47th in business costs; 48th in regulatory environment; 45th in economic climate; and 44th in growth prospects. This results from decades of single-party rule, an utter lack of fiscal sanity, and unchecked hostility towards business. The near permanent Democratic ruling class wants us to believe that more and more of their failed policies will now magically reverse the problems they created. They want us to trust that they will not be the same one-trick ponies they’ve always been. continued next page


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October 22, 2010 from previous page Obviously, states compete against each other for economic growth, and young people seek opportunity where it flourishes. If you want a prosperous future for yourself, your family, and your friends, and want your children and grandchildren to build a life here in Maine, we must change, and we must do it now. Nothing less than determined new leadership and a methodical reformation in how Maine is governed can turn things around. I am confident that Paul LePage is that leader. Join me in voting for him. Joy Schaeffer Brunswick

Re-elect Pagurko to Bath council I am writing to endorse Ruthe Pagurko for Bath City Council from Ward 7. Ruthe is running for re-election this November and has proved to be a hard-working, fiscally responsible member of the council. Ruthe faithfully polls her constituents before voting on key issues to truly represent the voters in her ward. Over the years, Ruthe has been recognized by the community for her numerous civic activities and contributions. Please reelect Ruthe Pagurko in November. Grace C. Jones Bath


Whether it is on the soccer field or on the floor of the Legislature, Alex Cornell du Houx is a steadfast advocate for our youth. Justin Keleher Bowdoin

Horch will be an energy leader I write in response to the Rev. Frank C. Strasburger’s letter on the legislative race in District 66. Strasburger is badly mistaken in saying that Fred Horch seems not to be very much interested in alternative forms of energy. I have conversed with Fred often in the past several years about his deep commitment to wind, hydro, biofuel, tidal, and solar – and about his equally deep commitment to conserving energy. Strasburger would only need to visit Fred’s store on Brunswick’s Maine Street to get a full-scale sense of Fred’s commitment – and of the many products and informational

meetings in his store that for years have aroused and assisted people’s search for alternative ways to produce and conserve energy. Fred need not take a back seat to anyone in his zeal for conservation and alternative energy. Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx is a fine politician, but Fred Horch has the legal and business experience to provide better leadership on environmental issues in the next legislature. There is also this very important factor that Strasburger misses entirely in his comparison of Fred to other candidates: Fred will bring his extensive, hands-on expertise and commitment in these vital matters directly to the Legislature when elected. John Rensenbrink Topsham

Re-elect Cornell du Houx As a teacher in the Brunswick school system, I have seen state Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx work hard for our children and urge you to re-elect him. As his record shows, he has been a tireless advocate for Brunswick and for Maine. At a debate he discussed a measure that he is proposing that would help prevent state funding cuts to Brunswick’s education budget once BNAS is fully closed. The measure he is proposing would exempt the base from the formulas that are used to calculate how much funding each school district receives, as the formula will be affected adversely by the base closure. Alex has co-sponsored a bill in the Legislature that promotes physical education in school. He understands the importance of promoting physical activity for school children of all ages. Alex also worked to implement a financial literacy program at Brunswick High School with former state Rep. Tommy Davison at no cost to the district. Alex has also rolled up his sleeves and volunteered for the past six years in our local schools by tutoring in a variety of subjects. He has also helped our Brunswick Junior High School students by coaching lacrosse and soccer for the past three years.

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The dating hiatus By Sandi Amorello Approximately 6 months ago, being of sound mind and body, I made the decision to go on a dating hiatus. My youngest son, Charles, through a fortuitous misinterpretation, turned it into what friends and family now know as the “date-us-hate-us,” which is actually not a completely inappropriate No Sugar descriptive phrase. If you or anyone you know is single, and are not in this position on purpose, you know how trying the dating process can be. Especially in a state where, shortly after having moved here with my three kids, one of my first (married) Maine girlfriends pointed out: “You don’t move here unless you already have a man.” This did not make me Sandi Amorello feel particularly hopeful. Especially in light of the fact that the ink was barely dry on my mortgage documents. Had I been in possession of this information, I might have kept renting. When choosing an area to move to after being widowed, I really did not put much thought into the availability of men. In my age range. Who might be single. And actually be compatible with me. I was thinking ocean and pristine white snow and pine trees and lighthouses. I had romantic visions of walking on the beach


at sunset. I figured George Clooney would just be inexplicably drawn here at some point and move into an oceanfront cottage with me. The fact that I am a spontaneous person and not a planner/researcher clearly did not work in my favor in this situation, for had I Googled “single men in Maine who are appropriate for me” I would have seen that there are approximately 13 men who fall into this category. And it only took me 1.5 years to date them. All of them. At the time I was deciding where to move, I had unlimited options. Too many options, actually, and although it was a traumatic time in my life, it was also filled with the promise of possibility. Although, the possibility that I would never find another Prince Charming was not something I seriously considered. Of course, single life has its perks. But single life with Ophelia, Harold and Charles is not always perky. I look at some of my divorced compatriots, and I fantasize about having an “every-other-weekend-and-everyWednesday-night” ex-husband to rent. I adore my kids, but when Drew went and died on me, I did not fully absorb the fact that I would never have anyone to take over the care of our children, unless they were being paid a large sum of money, or were a kindly family member. Back to my “date-us-hate-us.” So, dating after burying the man you loved is not an easy feat. Not for me, and sometimes not for the men who voluntarily sit across the dinner table from me. I didn’t hate my husband. He didn’t ditch me for a 23-year-old nanny. He just got sick and died on me. So I harbor no ill feelings on his behalf. I also try not to hold

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him up on a pedestal, which is easy to do with a dead person, since they are no longer here to do all of those things that used to annoy you. I try to remember his imperfections and flaws and all of that good (bad) stuff. Yet, I am still having trouble with the dating thing. And the low number of date-able men in Maine (as compared to other more populated states) is just plain depressing. I find myself either re-dating men I already know to be unsuitable, or fantasizing about the day when I can have a condo in Boston or New York and be in date-able men heaven. Although my hiatus has now come to an end, I remain a huge proponent of the “hiatus” concept as an intermittent mental health tool. It’s a vacation from the emotional exhaustion of dating. A palate cleanser. A fresh start. A time to replenish one’s dating energy reserves. A time to just breathe. Of course, I had rather a lot of fun on my dating hiatus – some of it, with men. Clearly, it’s because I wasn’t dating them. I’ll check back in with you in 6 months. Wish me luck. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com, see her art at Silver Crayon Studios in Portland or contact her at

CMP has to work with concerned citizens on the science of smart meters By Elisa Boxer-Cook Scientists worldwide have butted heads for years over whether non-ionizing radio-frequency radiation causes cancer and other diseases. Each side accuses the other of propagating junk science. One Washington, D.C., court has called the issue an established controversy. So Central Maine Power Co.’s attempt to convince people that there is but one side to the science only serves to sidestep the facts about smart meters, which emit non-ionizing radiation and will be attached to our homes without our consent. Here are the facts and some clear issues of concern: • These meters have never been tested for safety. There are no studies demonstrating long-term health effects.

• There are no federal health or safety standards for chronic exposure to non-ionizing radiation. The only standards that exist protect an adult male from death by electrocution. Thus the standards were not designed to protect us from health problems under the circumstances in which the meters are being used. • The meters are an overlapping mesh network. Each home’s meter transmits to others in the area, and to new cell antennas being installed on utility poles to receive and boost signals. The networks cover wide areas with pulsing frequencies, so individual homes receive transmissions from other meters. These cumulative transmission levels have not been tested for safety. • Other states and municipalities have rejected or halted smart-meter installation due to not only health concerns, but problems with over-billing, privacy and hacking, electronic interference, and electrical fires.

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• Safer technology is available to hard-wire these meters, or to carry the signals through phone lines. New Mexico’s Health Department mandated that a water utility use wired connections between monitoring stations, instead of wireless, based on the precautionary principle. No agency has mandated these meters be wireless.

• Other states offer or are considering offering waivers to people who choose not to expose their families to layered radiation. Mainers have no choice.

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Forum from previous page mesh networks are not harmful to human health. In the absence of any studies on smart meters, in light of the fact that FCC standards do not cover health effects of chronic exposure to non-ionizing radiation, in light of the fact that people in other states have reported everything from insomnia to muscle spasms to heart palpitations upon installation of smart meters, the precautionary principle is crucial. Increasing numbers of people report medically documented symptoms from and sensitivity to wireless signals. Children, the elderly, people with chronic illness and impaired immune function are most at risk. The involuntary nature of smart meters means that people who need to avoid wireless exposure for health reasons will literally lose their home as a safe haven. Still, CMP is not offering an opt-out provision, even though company officials have been notified of symptoms resulting from exposure to wireless frequencies. The controversy over the health effects of this radiation dictates the need to err on the side of caution until these meters and the cumulative exposure can be proved safe. Especially since children, with their thinner skulls and developing organs, are more vulnerable to radiation. A CMP spokesman was quoted as saying signals from smart meters are “neither strong nor cancer causing.” The World Health Organization and the National Toxicology program are investigating whether non-ionizing radiation causes cancer. As for the signal strength, “powerful” is the word used by the company that makes the meters. The manufacturer of meters currently being installed in California boasts on its website that the signals can “penetrate mountains.” These waves are engineered to travel though homes, hills, walls and bodies. CMP is hiring a consultant to look at scientific data. There is no scientific data on smart meters. We all know in advance what a consultant, hired by one interested party, is likely to conclude. This is the wrong way to gain consumer confidence. We can’t wait for irrefutable evidence of harm. Governments waited too long for proof of harmful effects from PCBs, dioxin, lead, asbestos, tobacco and other toxins. As a parent concerned about my child’s health, the chance of a risk is enough for me. The doubt dictates the need to err on the side of caution. Because proof of harm beyond a reasonable doubt could come too late. Elisa Boxer-Cook of Scarborough is a journalist, educator and environmental health advocate. She can be reached at

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Let’s stop reforming public education By Edgar Allen Beem There was an outside chance, albeit remote, that I might have voted for Eliot Cutler for governor on Nov. 2, but Mr. Cutler lost my vote last week when he charged that Libby Mitchell and the Maine Education Association had formed “an unholy alliance” to block education reform. Not sure where Cutler has been, China I guess, but if he had been in Maine he might have noticed that our public school systems have been through paroxysms of reform The Universal in recent years with public school teachers responding to every new initiative while continuing to do a damn good job educating our kids. Maine teachers have put a tremendous amount of energy into programs to raise the aspirations of students, alternative and experiential education, the state’s first-in-theEdgar Allen Beem nation laptop computer program, establishing Learning Results and aligning curricula with them, administering the various iterations of the Maine Educational Assessment tests, and adapting to endless rounds of school consolidations and misguided federal mandates such as Bush’s bogus No Child Left Behind and Obama’s Race to the Top game. No, Mr. Cutler, we don’t have charter schools or merit pay, but, personally, I’m not interested in a pontificating prep school grad telling me that our public schools are no good. The best schools in Maine are among the best in the country. And, in case you hadn’t noticed, kids today are a heck of a lot better educated than we were 40 years ago. The problem is not teachers; it’s politicians. I have come to believe that it may be time to get politicians out of the education business altogether. I’ve been corresponding recently with a conservative friend, whose father was the assistant principal of our high school, and one of the few things we seem to agree on is that the U.S. Department of


Education could usefully be eliminated, perhaps even the Maine Department of Education. Local schools should be under local control. All we get from state and federal politicians and education bureaucrats are endless rounds of standardized tests, arcane funding formulas, and cost-saving schemes, none of which improve the quality of public education. While driving back from Machias the other day, I listened to the gubernatorial candidates debate education on public radio. All five seemed to have adopted the business agenda that public education is essentially career preparation. Learn to earn. But the best education is education for its own sake. About the only thing that any of the candidates said that I agreed with is that schools should teach to the interests of individual students. And, much to my chagrin, it was Paul LePage who said that. I have come to the reluctant conclusion that, though kids today are clearly smarter and more worldly than we were 40 years ago, we were probably better off pedagogically back in the 1960s, when high school students had more local options. Students bound directly for the workforce could concentrate either on a business curriculum or an industrial arts curriculum, and college-bound students could elect a college technical course with an emphasis on math and science or a college academic course strong in history and languages. These days, a college degree has become the equivalent of the high school degree in 1967. You have to go to grad school to get ahead now. So every student is considered college-bound unless they elect to commute to an outsourced industrial arts program. And no one learns a thing about business, banking, finance, investment, insurance or real estate. No wonder we’re in such a mess. I’ll be voting for Libby Mitchell, not enthusiastically, but because I have no other choice. She is the only candidate with a demonstrated commitment to public education in Maine. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at:

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possession of marijuana, operating under the influence and possession of fireworks. 10/15 at 11 p.m. Michael Connolly, 50, of Baker Road, Freeport, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, possession of marijuana and sale or use of drug paraphernalia. 10/15 at 11:14 a.m. Vincent Nickolas Oppedisano, 42, of Pleasant Hill Road, was arrested on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. 10/16 at 1:36 a.m. Amanda Goetzinger, 27, of Washington Street, Bath, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and operating after license suspension. 10/16 at 1:36 a.m. Alexia Alexander, 21, of George Wright Road, Woolwich, was arrested on a charge of violating condition of release. 10/17 at 1:13 a.m. Shawn Bonenfant, 33, of Hallowell, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence.

Summonses 10/17 at 4:27 p.m. Bryan Wilson, 18, of Wildwood Drive, Brunswick, was issued a summons on a charge of criminal threatening. 10/17 at 4:45 p.m. Megan Hughes, 23, of Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, was issued a summons on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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North Street. 10/16 at 4:04 p.m. False alarm at Hyde School. 10/17 at 7:41 a.m. False alarm at Hyde School.

EMS Emergency medical services responded to 29 calls from Oct. 11-17. from previous page Street. 10/16 at 7:11 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street.

EMS Emergency medical services responded to 40 calls from Oct. 12-18.

Bath Arrests 10/12 at 11:42 p.m. Kenneth Nichols, 37, of Randolph, was arrested by Cpl. Marc Brunelle on a charge of operating under the influence. 10/16 at 2:01 a.m. Sean Kelley, 34, of Vienna, was arrested by Officer Ted Raedel on a charge of operating under the influence. 10/17 at 1:17 a.m. Alexandra Genimatas, 22, of Greenland, N.H., was arrested by Officer Ted Raedel on a charge of operating under the influence. 10/17 Lisa Work, 23, listed as homeless, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Keith Jensen. 10/18 John Farrell, 50, of York Street, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Keith Jensen.

Summonses 10/11 Joshua Saucier-Lagueux, 21, of Maple Street, was issued a summons by Officer Ted Raedel on charges of violation of condition of release and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Close call 10/18 at 10 p.m. Bath police, along with the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department and a Maine State Police trooper, responded to a report of a man standing over the rail of the Sagadahoc Bridge. Sheriff Deputy Matthew Shiers talked to the 20-year-old Bath man, distracting him until other authorities could grab him and pull him to safety. The man, who police did not identify, was taken to Mid Coast Hospital to be evaluated.

Fire calls 10/12 at 5:48 p.m. False alarm at Hyde School. 10/13 at 3:33 p.m. Public service call on Middle Street. 10/14 at 11:40 a.m. Odor investigation on High Street. 10/15 at 9:14 a.m. Tree on house on High Street. 10/15 at 10 a.m. Wires down on Raymond Court. 10/15 at 10:15 a.m. Public assist on North Street. 10/15 at 12:10 p.m. Carbon monoxide check on Pearl Street. 10/15 at 12:50 p.m. Wires down on Bowery Street. 10/15 at 1:40 p.m. Public service on

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Summonses 10/16 at 6:35 p.m. Sarah Jewell, 30, of Munroe Lane, was issued a summons by Officer Al Giusto on a charge of operating with a suspended registration.

That leaves a mark 10/14 at 1:01 p.m. Officer Robert Ramsay responded to a complaint of vandalism at the walking bridge on Bridge Street. A granite bench had been knocked over and written on with marker.

Fire calls 10/13 at 8:43 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Mallett Drive. 10/14 at 9:40 a.m. Vehicle lockout on Main Street. 10/15 at 9:42 a.m. Smoke investigation on Town Landing Road. 10/15 at 10:14 a.m. Utility problem on Foreside Road. 10/15 at 12:19 p.m. Smoke alarm on Winners Circle. 10/15 at 1:51 p.m. Utility problem on Ward Road. 10/16 at 2:11 p.m. Fire alarm on Sparrow Drive. 10/17 at 5:20 p.m. Possible unpermitted burn on Augusta Road. 10/17 at 7:07 p.m. Fire alarm on Fairfield Lane. 10/18 at 12:47 a.m. Carbon monoxide detector sounding on Winter Street.


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from previous page the church in her honor. A woman of fine character who possessed a strong work ethic, she didn’t dwell on regrets. Among her many talents, she was a seasoned cook, experienced seamstress, afghan maker, knitter, photographer, pianist and artistic creator. She was predeceased by her infant son, William C. Crooker, her husband, Harry C. Crooker, her sisters, Evelyn, Georgianna and Ellen and her brothers, George Jr., William and Wilbur Watson. Survivors include three sons, Franklin T. Crooker and his wife Anne of Great Island, Larry G. Crooker of South Harpswell and Theodore D. Crooker of Brunswick, and four daughters, Beverly G. Butler of Brunswick, Patricia M. Crooker Mulligan of Brunswick, Valerie A. Clemens and her husband Alvin of

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Obituaries Pennsylvania and Candace C. Gregory and her husband Scott of Brunswick; 16 grandchildren, Bonnie Butler Libby, Cynthia Butler Lemieux, Frankie Crooker Jr, William and Nathan Crooker, Amber Marrama, Michael Mulligan, Adrianna Caitlin, Abigail Cassidy and Emily Crooker, Alvin Jr. and Conner Clemens, Brooke O’Leary, Deana MacLennan and Taylor and Chase Gregory; and seven great-grandchildren, Angela Robinson and Brittany, Brianna and Beverly Lemieux, Charlei and Owen O’Leary and Brody Caitlin. Private services for family were held last week. A memorial service, open to all, will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Taste of Maine Restaurant in Woolwich, followed by a celebration of life. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick. A tribute of her life may be viewed at Memorial donations may be made payable to: Crooker Foundation / Chapel of Our Saviour, c/o Lorraine Darling, CPA, 26 Union Park, Topsham, ME 04086.

Richard E. Ward, 78 HARPSWELL — Richard E. Ward, 78, died Oct. 15 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath. Born in Searsport on Dec. 24, 1931, the youngest son of Reynolds and Ruth (Watson) Ward, he spent his childhood in Searsport and attended local schools. Ward On July 16, 1950, he married Alice M. Barnes and they made their home in Harpswell and raised their family. For 20 years he worked at Bath Iron Works as a painter, and was also a commercial fisherman with Maine Fisheries in Portland. Family was a big part of his life and there were many memorable reunions


and gatherings at the family camp in Cundy’s Harbor. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice, a son, Earnest Ward, a granddaughter, Hope Ward, a brother, Clarence “Buddy” Ward, and a sister, Katheryn Cook. Surviving are four sons, Marcel Ward and his wife Susan of Rockland, Rodney Ward and his wife Mary of Brunswick, Jeffrey Ward and his companion Linda Ward of Harpswell, and Timothy Ward and his wife Dixie of Harpswell; a sister, Irene Cook of Searsport; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at the Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing St., Brunswick, where a celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Condolences can be shared with the family online at desmondfuneralhomes. com.

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Sweetser offers 24-hour mental health ‘Warm Line’ SACO — Sweetser was recently awarded a contract from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to provide a statewide Intentional Warm Line, IWL. The IWL - the first of its kind in the nation - is a phone support service for adults who are living with mental health and/or substance use issues. Phones will be answered by peer support specialists who are also dealing with similar issues. The statewide toll-free Warm Line can be reached at 1-866-771-9276 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about the Intentional Warm Line, call Warm Line Supervisor Simonne Maline at 373-4336.

TOPSHAM — The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber recently held its Seventh Annual Awards and Recognition Gala. Receiving the Business of the Scott Jones Flynn Year Awards are Cook’s Lobster House of Harpswell, large business; bership Committee. The night’s most significant honor, Thomas Point Beach of Brunswick, small business; and Coastal Enterprises, Inc., of the Harry C. Crooker Lifetime AchieveWiscasset, nonprofit. The New Business ment Award, was given to Herbert Paris, Venture of the Year Award was presented to president and CEO of Mid Coast Health the Captain Daniel Stone Inn of Brunswick. Services, in recognition of his consistent Individuals recognized for their personal, contributions to his community and beyond. business, and community service accomNew Hires, Promotions plishments are Robert “Bob” Davis, who received the Citizen of the Year Award, The Portland Museum of Art has added and Matt Rice, who was presented with the two new directors to its staff. Elizabeth Rising Star - Young Professionals Award. Jones will serve as the director of visitor Other awards included the Chairman’s experience, and will lead the Museum’s Award, which was presented to the Mid- admissions, cafe, store, and visitor informacoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, tion staff. Christina Razzi was named the and the Chamber Volunteer of the Year director of institutional giving, responsible Award, presented to the 2010 SMMC Mem-






for managing fundraising programs for foundation, corporate, and government funders, as well as exhibition sponsorship and program support. Additionally, Lauren Silverson was promoted from associate registrar to registrar at the Portland Museum of Art. Silverson has been with the Museum since 2002. Dick Lucas, formerly president of KeyBank of Maine, has joined RE/MAX By The Bay realty company. Legacy Publishing Company, publisher of personal development products for families has promoted Fran Potvin of Portland to the position of manager of human resources and organizational development. Potvin began her tenure with Legacy in 2001 as a customer service representative. HealthInfoNet, a nonprofit working to advance the use of health information technology to improve patient care quality, recently hired two new employees at its Portland office. Kimberly Bustamante of Poland has joined the nonprofit as manager of administration and finance. Wendy Flynn of Portland has joined HealthInfoNet as a project manager. Janet Ledoux recently joined Drummond Woodsum’s paralegal team as a real estate paralegal in the firm’s Portland office. KeyBank has made the following new hires: Steven M. Byrnes was named assistant vice president, team leader, business banking, for Key’s southern Maine market, based in Portland. Gary Chavoustie has been named an executive for the Maine Key@Work program, the workplace banking program for KeyBank. Chavoustie will be based in Brunswick. Robert Nadeau of Scarborough has been named relationship manager, business banking, responsible for business lending and developing and growing business relationships based in Portland. At KeyBank’s Falmouth branch, Philip A. Giordano was recently hired as the branch manager. Jordan Scott of South Portland was recently promoted to bar manager of The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar. Scott has worked with owner/chef Harding Lee Smith since May 2009 and has nearly 15 years of bartending and hospitality industry experience.

2010 Holiday Gift Guide Just in time for the holiday gift buying season The Forecaster presents the annual

Holiday Gift Guide a very special, full color guide to the holidays. Wrap up your holiday season with an ad in the Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like giving your store a present! Published in all 4 editions the week of Nov. 17 & 24 Advertising Deadline: The previous Wednesday at noon For more information call

781-3661 or 373-9060 Include your fabulous gift idea and description on our Web-based Gift Guide. This Guide will be available all weeks between November 17 through December 24.

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October 22, 2010


It’s playoff time in the Mid-Coast Girls’ soccer

The 2010 golf season has come to a close. Field hockey’s playoffs are underway and crosscountry’s regional meet will be held Saturday, which is when the football regular season ends. Soccer’s postseason is set to begin and there will be plenty of drama in the weeks to come.

On the girls’ side, defending Class A champion Brunswick appears destined for the top seed in the region. The Dragons enjoyed a 2-0 victory at Morse last Tuesday, then improved to 13-0 Monday after a 8-0 home win over Edward Little. Brunswick closed at home versus Cony Tuesday.

Here’s an overview:

Morse went into its finale at 8-32 and fourth in Eastern A. After losing to the Dragons, the Shipbuilders tied host Mt. Ararat, 3-3. Tori Field scored twice and Emily Howell also tickled the twine. Morse closed at home versus Cony Tuesday.

Golf Golf bestowed its team state championships a week ago. Last Saturday, at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro, individuals had their turn. Nate McCue, of Class A runner-up Brunswick, finished fourth in the boys’ Class A match with an 18-hole score of 79. Teammates Brad Smith and Alex Viola tied for 12th (83). Luke Carter tied for 28th with an 88. In the girls’ competition, Mt. Ararat’s Michelle Brann shot a 100 to place 11th.

Field hockey Brunswick and Mt. Ararat qualified for the Eastern Class A field hockey playoffs. The Dragons wound up seventh in the Heal Points standings after an 8-6 regular season and went to No. 2 Messalonskee (122) Tuesday in the quarterfinals. The teams didn’t meet this year. The Eagles finished 6-8 and got the eighth and final seed, which earned them a trip to perennial powerhouse Skowhegan (14-0) for Wednesday’s quarterfinal round. The teams did not play this regular season. Morse (0-14) did not qualify.

Football Brunswick’s football team won its second game in a row last weekend, 25-7, at Oxford Hills, to improve to 4-3. The Dragons host Mt. Ararat in the regular season finale. Entering the game, Brunswick was seventh in the Eastern A Crabtree Points standings (eight

Bath YMCA holding boxing classes

The Eagles were sixth with a 9-3-1 mark entering Tuesday’s finale at home against Erskine. Before tying Morse, Mt. Ararat won games at Lewiston (3-1) and Edward Little (5-1). Roger S. Duncan / For The Forecaster

Morse goaltender Grady Madden scrambles for the ball as Mt. Ararat forward Alden Talbot recovers and tries to get back to it. The Eagles went on to a 2-0 victory. Right, Morse sophomore quarterback Kevin McKellar crashes into a Belfast linebacker Saturday night. The Shipbuilders fell to 1-6 after a 39-12 loss.

The Eagles boys (sixth in the latest coaches’ poll) had 56 points to down Mt. Blue by 14. Brunswick (170) was sixth and Morse (360) came in 12th. The Eagles were led by Andy ReifmanPackett (third individually on the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 39.8 seconds).

teams qualify for the postseason). The Eagles take an 0-7 mark into the annual season-ending showdown after falling, 27-0, at Edward Little last week. In Eastern B, Morse fell to 1-6 Saturday after a 39-12 home loss to Belfast, but is eight in the standings and could still be a playoff team. The Shipbuilders close the regular year Saturday at home versus Mt. Desert Island.

Boys’ soccer The soccer playoffs will feature plenty of local names. The Brunswick boys, defending Eastern A champions, entered Tuesday’s finale at Cony with a 10-3 mark, second to Bangor in the Heal Points. After losing, 4-1

at Morse last Tuesday, the Dragons rebounded Monday with a 3-1 victory at Edward Little. Brunswick will likely finish second or third and will host a quarterfinal next Wednesday. Morse is enjoying its finest season in years. In the victory over the Dragons, Eric Trautman-Mosher had a goal and two assists and Justin Elwell, Magnus Lilleaas and P.C. Ostergaard also scored. A 2-0 home loss to Mt. Ararat Monday dropped the Shipbuilders to 9-4 on

the season (fourth in Eastern A). Morse (which closed at Lewiston Tuesday) hopes to host a quarterfinal next week. The Eagles will also be in the playoffs. After losing, 1-0, at home to Lewiston last Tuesday, Mt. Ararat evened its record at 5-5-3 with a 2-0 home victory over Morse Monday. The Eagles finished at Erskine Tuesday and will likely have to play all postseason games on the road.

Roundup The Bath YMCA is holding boxing classes every Saturday at 8:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 30. FMI, 443-4112.

fundraising 5K Saturday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. The race will begin at the high school’s athletic fields. Pre-registration is $15. Day of the race is $20. FMI, 725-8465,, or

tion of coach Mike McDevitt, is hosting a shooting clinic for girls in grades 3-9 Sunday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $35 in advance and $45 the day of the clinic. FMI, 893-6671 or

Mt. Ararat ski team holding fundraiser

St. Joe’s hosting shooting clinic

Baseball tryout upcoming

St. Joseph’s College’s women’s basketball team, under the direc-

A new U-14 baseball team for 13- and 14-year-olds is holding

The Mt. Ararat High School Nordic ski team is hosting a

Cross country

Local cross country runners took part in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet last weekend and Mt. Ararat won both the boys’ and girls’ titles.

tryouts Sunday in Raymond (off Mill Street) from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15. FMI, 655-2890 or

Freeport coaching openings Freeport High School is seeking varsity Nordic and assistant varsity Nordic ski coaches for the winter season. Durham Middle School has an opening for a

In the girls’ competition, thirdranked Mt. Ararat’s 27 points easily outdistanced runner-up Brunswick (75), the 10th-ranked team in the coaches’ poll. Morse (226) placed 10th. Dragons standout Kathleen McMahon was the fastest individual (19:55.9). The Eagles had the second (Emma Wood, 20:43.4), third (Kate Spies, 21:15.8) and fourth (Emilia McGrath, 21:22.1) finishers.

The Eastern A regionals are Saturday in Belfast. The Class A state meet is Saturday, Oct. 30, also in Belfast.

spring track and field coach and Freeport Middle School is seeking 8th grade baseball and girls’ lacrosse coaches for the spring. FMI,

Maine Elite Lacrosse features Nov. leagues

Maine Elite Lacrosse will host leagues for grades 2-8 and high schoolers in November. FMI,

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October 22, 2010

Food & Wine

The Perfect Pairing

Presenting Maine’s James Beard Award Winners TIME 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. location Ocean View Room Ocean Gateway cost $55 Local James Beard award winning chefs Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier of Arrows, Melissa Kelly of Primo, and Sam Hayward of Fore Street, join forces in this not-to-be-missed epicu-

rean affair, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, featuring tips, techniques and cooking demonstrations from these elite culinary professionals. This intimate gathering will feature gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared with local products from Pineland Farms, a unique taste from Vervacious, a hand-crafted dessert by Kristin F. Simmons, flavorful coffee from Port Bean, and live music by Mr. E Jazz Trio.

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While the economy is gradually rebounding, dining out is still largely reserved for special occasions among those whose memory of the recession is still fresh. However, dining out does remain a strong choice when hosting a special occasion such as a birthday party or anniversary celebration. When

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October 22, 2010


Out & About


Powerful plays, plus music and dance

By Scott Andrews It’s hard to imagine two plays so diametrically opposite in tone and message than “August: Osage County” and “Indoor/Outdoor.” The first is a disturbing drama about disintegrating family relationships, while the other is a cute romantic romp with a cheerfully offbeat message. Each is a masterpiece of its genre, and each had its Maine premiere last weekend. I recommend both. Good Theater’s production of “August: Osage County” is playing through Nov. 7 in Portland, while “Indoor/Outdoor” runs through this Sunday in Lewiston. Midcoast Symphony Orchestra opens its 2010-2011 season Saturday in Lewiston and Sunday in Brunswick. Guest artist will be soprano Charlotte Dobbs. Elizabeth Streb is famed for her extremely athletic choreography. Her company, Streb Extreme Dance, visits Portland on Oct. 27. ‘August: Osage County’ One of the most powerful American plays in recent decades is Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County,” a darkly comedic drama about the disintegration and self-destruction of three generations of a Midwest family. The 2007 Broadway production won both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Maine premiere, by Good Theater, opened last weekend. It is a large, sprawling play with a cast of 13 and a huge set. The Broadway production recreated a three-story house; Good Theater’s set, designed by Steve Underwood, spills out of its available

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Streb Extreme Action will visit Portland Oct. 27, part of Portland Ovations.

space in all dimensions. Although the formal time span covers only a few weeks, “August: Osage County” extensively revisits long-past episodes in the lives of the characters, giving the impression that decades roll by. Director Brian P. Allen has assembled a top-notch professional cast. The action mostly revolves around two bitterly opposed characters, an aging woman and her middle-age daughter. They are together for the funeral of the patriarch of the family, who has drowned himself. Both of the two principal women characters get bravura performances. Lisa Stathoplos is sensational as the 65-yearold matriarch of the family, a melancholy woman who is addicted to drugs and possesses a razor-edged tongue. She’s more than matched by Kathleen Kimball as the conflicted daughter who is vainly attempting to keep her own family together while she simultaneously tries to control her mother’s kith and kin.

Food & Wine Dinner party from previous page choosing a restaurant to have such a gathering, consider the following tips to ensure that rare restaurant night out goes off without a hitch. * Look for versatility in a menu. When dining out, the emphasis is obviously on the food. Couples might enjoy certain restaurants they have previously patronized, but that does not necessarily make the restaurant ideal for a party. When shopping for a restaurant, look for one that boasts a versatile menu that can cater to a vast array of palates. Especially for larger parties, the versatility of the menu is very important. Restaurants that boast a large entree selection that includes meat, poultry, seafood, and even vegetarian dishes ensures each guest has options.

* Examine the elbow room. Because dining out has become such a luxury, comfort should be another key consideration. Look for a restaurant that provides ample elbow room so everyone can relax and won't feel crowded. * Be sure there are places to park. Chances are, most guests will be driving to the party. While it seems like an afterthought, the restaurant should provide ample, and ideally free, parking. Avoid restaurants that charge for valet service or inquire if such service can be included on the tab ahead of time. * Reserve well in advance. If it's a truly special occasion, be sure to begin the process of finding a restaurant as early as possible and make a reservation the moment a decision is made. Reservations can always be cancelled should things not work out.

The language is at times very foul and it’s an emotional roller-coaster. It has much the character of a multi-episode soap opera, as hidden secrets are revealed at regular intervals during the play’s three-hour-plus running time. I’ve been attending Good Theater since its inception, and “August: Osage County” is definitely the most powerful drama the company has mounted to date. Good Theater presents “August: Osage County” at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. (top of Munjoy Hill) in Portland through Nov. 7. Performance times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with 2 p.m. matinees both Saturday and Sunday. Call 885-5883. ‘Indoor/Outdoor’ At the extreme antipodal opposite is “Indoor/Outdoor,” a wonderful comedy with a powerful message about love and relationships. Penned by Kenny Finkle, its Off-Broadway production opened in 2006; The Public Theatre of Lewiston-

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Auburn is presenting the Maine premiere. Formally, “Indoor/Outdoor” is a play about humans and their relationships with their cats. With a professional (Equity contract) cast of four, two playing felines (but don’t expect cat costumes) and two playing humans, the show reaches far beyond its nominal boundaries. I love cats and I loved this play. Top performances are given by two women, Sandra Blaney playing an aging female cat whose reminiscences give structure to the play. Blaney is funny, engaging and believable. The top comic character is a human cat psychologist, brilliantly and energetically played for a gazillion laughs by Heather Dilly. Chris Schario directs, getting fine performances from two other actors as well: Evan Mueller playing the owner of the principal cat figure and Matthew Schmidt, playing a tomcat with a wild side. The Public Theatre, corner of Lisbon and Maple in Lewiston, presents “Indoor/ Outdoor” through Oct. 24 with 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 782-3200. Midcoast Symphony Orchestra An outstanding soprano will be featured as the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra opens its 2010-2011 season with a Saturday concert in Lewiston, then repeats the program Sunday in Brunswick. Entering its eighth full year under the baton of music director and conductor Rohan Smith, the MSO’s nearly 80 members continue to tackle new challenges – and continue to build audiences. continued page 36

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Mid Coast Books, Authors Saturday 10/30 Tom Seymour, author of“Wild Plants of Maine: A Useful Guide,” 10:30 a.m. Book Signing, Borders Books, Cooks Corner, Brunswick, 729-3600. Tom Seymour, author of “Wild Plants of Maine: A Useful Guide,” 1 p.m. author talk, Seminar Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 729-3600.


turies,” 2 p.m. Gallery Talk, with Laura Fecych Sprague, “A Chair Chat: Focusing on Bowdoin’s Furniture Collection,”Halford Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 725-3275.

Saturday 10/23 New Paintings by Garry Mitchell, 4-6 p.m. Opening Reception, exhibit through Nov. 20, ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Music Sunday 10/24

Friday 10/22 French Movies for Young and Old, 6 p.m. “Red Balloon,” 7 p.m. “Au Revoir Les Enfants,”by donation, Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, Brunswick, fundraiser for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Youth Group.

Monday 10/25 Dinner and Documentary Film, 5-6 p.m., Spaghetti supper, $5, Cosmopolitan Club, 894 Washington St., Bath, “Iron Jawed Angels,” 6 p.m. documentary film, $5 donation, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, Brenda Cummings, 443-8336.

Wednesday 10/27 Living Outside the Lines: VSA film festival on disability, “Autism: the Musical,” followed by speaker/discussion, $7, The Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, presented by VSA Maine, 607-4016,

Galleries Friday 10/22 ”Sit Down! Chairs from Six Cen-

Fiddle-icious, fiddle orchestra, 2 p.m., students/seniors $8, adults $10, Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., $15 adult, ages 18 and under free, Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, tickets at, 846-5378, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick.

Thursday 10/28 Lynn Deeves, Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton in Concert, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross Mill 3, Brunswick, explorefrontier. com, 725-5222.

Saturday 10/30 Halloween Bash, with Pete Kilpatrick Band and Eric Bettencourt Band, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-5222.

Theater & Dance Friday 10/22 ”Closer,” theater production presented by Masque and Gown, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 21-

23, $3, Wish Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, tickets at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375. “Exit the Body,” presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22-24, $15, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 4428455,

Saturday 10/23 ”Closer,” theater production presented by Masque and Gown, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 21-23, $3, Wish Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, tickets at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375. “Exit the Body,” presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22-24, $15, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 442-8455,

Sunday 10/24 “Exit the Body,” presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 2 p.m., $15, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 4428455,

Friday 10/29 “Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” presented by New England Youth Theater at Montgomery Theater, 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, $13-$10, Morse High School, Bath, 798-6966,

Saturday 10/30 “Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” presented by New England Youth Theater at Montgomery Theater, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $13-$10, Morse High School, Bath, 798-6966,

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We invite you to visit the Husson University campus during our Fall Open House. Learn about our new facilities, exciting academic programs and enriching student activities. Meet current students, faculty and staff. Experience firsthand a dynamic, student-centered campus! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 9:00 A.M. Registration - Newman Gymnasium 9:30 A.M. Open House Welcome 10:00 A.M. - Faculty and Admissions Presentations, to 12:30 P.M. Tours, Student Organizations, and Coaches To pre-register, go to or call 207-941-7100.

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Yonder Mountain String Band brings its signature blend of bluegrass and rock to the Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 24. The Colorado-based band takes the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance / $25 door / $25 VIP and can be purchased in advance at Bull Moose Music stores, or at the door.

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, submit work of 1 or 2 relative colors, monochromatic, in theme of “Color My World.” Works in any suitable subject and displayable media will be hung after Thanksgiving. Contact Maggie Carle of Long Island Dodwell Gallery at Nov. 1 deadline.

Books, Authors Monday 10/25 Reader’s Circle, discussion of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary,” 7 p.m., free and open to public, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Thursday 10/28 Douglas Kennedy, author of “The Pursuit of Happiness,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Longfellow Square, Portland. “Poetry, what is the point?” poetry reading, discussion led by Annie Finch, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, audience welcome to bring/read poetry, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763. ”What I Write About When I Write About Place,” master writing class for adults, workshop led by creative nonfiction writer Susan Conley, 6-9 p.m. $50, The Telling Room, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland,

Saturday 10/30 Deborah Krasner, author of “Good Meat: A Complete Guide to Cooking and Sourcing Sustainable Meat,”

book signing and meat tasting, 3-5 p.m., $5, The Quimby Colony at the Roma, 769 Congress St., Portland, seating limited, register with Rabelais at 774-1044 or

Films Friday 10/22

“Freakonomics The Movie,” 7:30 p.m., $7 / $5 SPACE members, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

”Meet Your Farmer,” eight documentary shorts on Maine farmers, 8 p.m., $10, Maine College of Art, Osher Hall 522 Congress St., Portland,

Wednesday 10/27

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page 7:30 p.m., $10, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

Friday 10/29 “Speedy:” Halloween Silent Film, with live accompaniment on Kotzschmar Organ by Tom Trenney, 7 p.m. costume contest, 7:30 p.m. film, $17 adult / $15 senior, $10 student, free for ages 12 and under, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at PortTIX, 8420800, or Merrill box office,

Saturday 10/30 “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” with live performance by The Dirty Dishes Burlesque Troupe, 8 p.m., $10, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, statetheatreportland. com, advance tickets at Bull Moose Music stores, box office opens at 6:30 p.m. night of show.

Galleries ”Homegrown,” benefit sale of fine art and crafts for Skyline Farm, bidding on silent auction items now through Dec. 4, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Pamela Ames, 829-5708,

Friday 10/22 Second Annual Yarmouth Art Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. WednesdayFriday; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20-23, free admission/ by donation, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth,

Saturday 10/23 Second Annual Yarmouth Art Festival, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free admission/ by donation, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth,

Tuesday 10/26 Aria Tuki Exhibit, 6 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through December, The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth,

Museums Saturday 10/30 “Spirits of Stroudwater,” Stroudwater Cemetery tours led by character actors, 1:30-4 p.m., $8 adult / $3 ages 6-12, Tate House Museum, Portland, space limited, reservations at 774-6177, tatehouse. org, rain date Oct. 31.

Music Friday 10/22 Charlie Hunter, The Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland, tickets, 772-8274, Jeff Daniels, 8 p.m., $30-$20, 21+,

The Landing at Pine Point, Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Saturday 10/23 The Molenes CD Release Show, with Amanda Gervasi of Gypsy Tailwind, and Coming Grass, 8 p.m. $10, includes CD, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. Spotlight Concert Series, Bach’s B minor Mass, 8 p.m., $15-$5, Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, USM Portland, 780-5256. !Zing, a cappella singing group, 6:30 p.m., by donation, proceeds benefit 2011 Honduras Medical and Construction Mission, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Kansas, 7 p.m. doors open, $35.50 advance, $38 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, 1-800-745-3000 or

Sunday 10/24 Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, 3 p.m., by donation, $10 adult, $5 seniors, students free, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 7978318. Yonder Mountain String Band, 8 p.m., $20 advance, $25 door, $25 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets, or Bull Moose Music stores.

Monday 10/25 Prince Rama, with Theodore Treehouse, 8:30 p.m., $7, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music and space538. org.

Tuesday 10/26 Goo Goo Dolls, 6:30 p.m., $35, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, 1-800-745-3000 or

Friday 10/29 “Farewell For Now, Lady Lamb Extravaganza,” final concert with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, opening with Pearl & The Beard, Jacob Augustine, Panda Bandits, 9 p.m., $8 advance, $10 door, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music locations, Punch Brothers, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $25, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, Second Annual Pumpkinhead Halloween Bash, with DJ Greg Powers, costumes contest and more, $20, 21+, 8 p.m. doors open, “Pumpkinhead Express” available for $10 from Marginal Way park and ride to The Landing, The Land-

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ing at Pine Point, Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Skyler, rock/pop, $15 students, $20 general, $30 VIP, 5 p.m., Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland.

Saturday 10/30 Zombie Bash, music by Dead Man’s Clothes and Rubblebucket, presented by Maine Roller Derby and Undead Productions, 7 p.m., $10 advanced, $12 door, $20 VIP, $10 door in costume, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets at or Bull Moose Music locations. The Sisters of Swing, 3-5 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-9559.

Theater & Dance Friday 10/22 ”Alice in Wonderland” presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, tickets at the door, $7 adults and $5 for students and children, ”August: Osage County,” presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m. Thursdays, $20; 7 p.m. Fridays, $22; 7 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, $22; Oct. 14–Nov. 7, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883 or

Friday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, tickets at the door, $7 adults and $5 for students and children, ”August: Osage County,” presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m. Thursdays, $20; 7 p.m. Fridays, $22; 7 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, $22; Oct. 14–Nov. 7, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883 or ”The 39 Steps,” presented by Portland Stage, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 24, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465, ”A Night of Broadway,” presented by Maine State Ballet, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $20 adult, $15 seniors, children 12 and under, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, tickets, or 781-3587. ”I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” murder-mystery, for mature audiences, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, $18-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, tickets, 773-0333, “Six Degrees of Separation,”

presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, regular admission $20 adults, $18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389 or

Sunday 10/25 ”Alice in Wonderland” presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, tickets at the door, $7 adults and $5 for students and children, ”August: Osage County,” presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m. Thursdays, $20; 7 p.m. Fridays, $22; 7 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, $22; Oct. 14–Nov. 7, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883 or ”The 39 Steps,” presented by Portland Stage, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 24, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465, ”I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” murder-mystery, for mature audiences, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, $18-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, tickets, 773-0333,

“Six Degrees of Separation,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, regular admission $20 adults, $18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389 or

Friday 10/29

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” presented by Portland Ballet Company, 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday, with costume parade at intermission; advance tickets, $20 students, $30 adults or $25/35 at the door, Portland Ballet Company, Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, 772-9671,

Saturday 10/30

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” presented by Portland Ballet Company, 2 p.m. with costume parade at intermission; advance tickets, $20 students, $30 adults or $25/35 at the door, Portland Ballet Company, Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, 772-9671,

”The 39 Steps,” presented by Portland Stage, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 24, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465, ”A Night of Broadway,” presented by Maine State Ballet, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $20 adult, $15 seniors, children 12 and under, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, tickets, or 781-3587. ”I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” murder-mystery, for mature audiences, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, $18-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, tickets, 773-0333, ”Six Degrees of Separation,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7-24, regular admission $20 adults, $18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 730-2389 or

Saturday 10/23 ”Alice in Wonderland” presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School, 7 p.m.

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Fundraiser Dinner for Margaret Knight, 5-7 p.m., donations at the door, Kellogg Church, Harpswell; or mail checks payable to the Margaret Knight Fund: Sally Moulton, PO Box 477, Harpswell ME 04079; for information, or to donate silent auction items, call Liz Bouve, 833-5647.

Bulletin Board Friday 10/22 Merrymeeting Arts Center annual business meeting, 6 p.m., Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, merrymeetin-

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Thursday 10/28 Board of Selectmen Candidates Forum at the Town Hall, co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of the Brunswick Area and the Topsham Public Library, 7 p.m., public encouraged to attend. People Plus 34th Annual Meeting, 9:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m., $10 members, $15 non-members, lunch seating limited, call 729-

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Saturday 10/23 Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult, $3.50 child, The Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:306 p.m., $7 adult, $3 child, Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Tanya, 442-0420.

Gardens & Outdoors Friday 10/22 Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806,

Saturday 10/23 Birding Roundup with Andrew Gilbert, ad-hoc Merrymeeting Audubon adventure leaves Brunswick and heads for area hot spots of recently reported sightings, meet at Brunswick Hannaford’s at 7:30 a.m.,

Sunday 10/24 The Brunswick Walking, Hiking, Biking and Rollerblading Club, join us for a community walk, 4 p.m., details online, Brunswick-Walking-Club/. Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806,

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Spaghetti Supper, Boy Scout Troop 648, 5-7 p.m., $7 adults, $4 children under 12, $20 families, St. Charles Parish, McKeen St., Brunswick.

Saturday 10/30

Board/ Appeal Site Visit School Closure Review Team Mitchell Field Sub-Committee Comp. Plan Implementation Forum 2 School Closure Cost Review Team Marine Resources Budget Advisory Board of Appeals, 710-0349.

Comcast Customer Appreciation Day, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Comcast Service Center, 336 Bath Road, Brunswick.

Friday 10/22

Thu. 10/28 2:30 p.m. History Committee

Community Leaf Rake hosted by RSU 1 students to kick-start Fields for our Future campaign, students will help residents rake and bag leaves, $20 suggested contribution, for information and to schedule rakers, call Mary Sreden, 443-3535, rain date, Nov. 6,

Saturday 10/30

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October Moon Red Cloak Haunted History Event with The Maine Ghost Hunters Society, 4-hour paranormal investigation, ghosthunting demonstration, to benefit Winter Street Center and the Maine Ghost Hunters Society, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., reservations only, $35, Winter Street Center, Bath, 380-3806,

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Wednesday 10/27 Merrymeeting Audubon Program, Steve Walker, Beginning with Habitat program manager, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, information, Steve Walker,

Thursday 10/28 Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806,

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Getting Smarter Monday 10/25 Introduction to, basics of geneology, questions to follow, Elizabeth Doucette, 1:302:15 p.m., free, Thornton Oaks retirement community, 25 Thornton Way.

Sunday 10/31 Making it in Maine, Jewish Stories from the Pine Tree State, Professor David Freidenreich of Colby College, free, open to the public, Beth Israel Congregation, The Minnie Brown Center, 906 Washington St., Bath.

Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, 729-0475, or

sion donation, children welcome, meet candidates, Freeport Grange, Elm St., Freeport, David Webster, 865-4311.

Live Benefit Auction, to benefit Peoples United Methodist Church, 6 p.m. viewing; 7 p.m. live auction, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, Doreen Gay, 767-3572.

“The Ghoulwill Ball: Horror over Hollywood,” silent auction, music, costume contest and more, benefit for Goodwill’s Supported Employment Services, 7-11 p.m., tickets, $30 each or 2 for $50, Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High St., Portland, tickets at

Saturday 10/23

HART Annual Litterbox Ball & Auction, fundraiser for The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, 6 p.m., tickets $25 advance/ $35 door, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, tickets, or 829-4116.

Trinity Day School Fundraising Auction, 5:30-7 p.m., Lincoln Hall, 113 Coyle St., Portland, 321-8915

Wolfe’s Neck Trek 5k, fundraiser, 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race starts, $15 pre-register; $20 Race Day, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, register at

Sunday 10/24

FCP “TOY” 5K Road Race & Fun Run, to benefit Toys for Tots; 8:30 a.m. fun run, $12; 9 a.m. 5K, $20; start and finish at Falmouth Community Park, Winn Road, register at, under Online Services, Community Programs, bring new unwrapped toy to race.

Thursday 10/28

Planet Dog’s 6th Annual Halloween Party, fundraiser for Planet Dog Foundation, with costume contests, prizes, dog treats and more, free adult refreshments, kids welcome, 6-7:30 p.m., by donation, The Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, 347-8606.

Friday 10/29

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Bridge Party, to benefit The Falmouth Historical Society, 123:30 p.m., $40 per table, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, reservations, call Mary Honan, 781-2705 or Carol Kauffman, 781-4140.

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Inanna Sisters In Rhythm Benefit Concert, fundraiser for International Permaculture Living and Learning Center at Villa Francesca in Cangemi, Sicily, with Inanna, Julia and Charles Yelton, Andrea Goodman, Alaya Chadwick and Rick Cormier, 7-10 p.m., $25, First Universalist Church, Main St., Yarmouth, Tori, 332-5892.

Friday 10/22 Haunted Hay Ride at White’s Beach and Campground, Durham Road, Brunswick, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $10 for ages 13+, and $6 for 12 and under, 729-0415.

Saturday 10/23 Haunted Hay Ride at White’s Beach and Campground, Durham Road, Brunswick, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $10 for ages 13+, and $6 for 12 and under, 729-0415.

Saturday 10/30 15th Annual Kids Pirates Party, pirate or halloween costume appropriate but not required, 5-8 p.m., advance prices: family $20, member family $15, member $5, non-member $6; day-of: family $25, individual $7; Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, reservations at

Greater Portland Benefits Friday 10/22 Freeport Democrats Annual Spaghetti Supper and Auction, 6 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. meal, $5 admis-

Saturday 10/30

Eighth Annual Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival, fundraiser, with live music, children’s activities, costumes, contests and prizes, 12-8 p.m., by donation, L.L.Bean flagship store, Main Street, Freeport, 773-0700 ext. 236, campsunshine. org

Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast, First Congregational Church of Scarborough, breakfast 7:30-10 a.m., $5 adult/ $3 child/ $15 family; yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 161 Black Point Road, Scarborough, 8832342,

Fourth Annual Pumpkin Run, to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry, 8:30 a.m., dogs and strollers welcome, Yarmouth High School, register at Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Yarmouth,

”Track or Treat,” costumed 5K fun run and a kids 100m dash, to benefit Face Aids, 2:30 p.m., $15

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Community Calendar from previous page registration for 5K, race starts at USM, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, register at, Rachael, 774-266-5187.

Sunday 10/31 Halloween Haunted House and Costume Ball, fundraiser for Mayo Street Arts youth programs, 6-10 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 children, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Bulletin Board Saturday 10/23 Second Annual Maine Green Home & Living Show, Oct 2324, Portland Expo Center, Park St., Portland, 221-0772.

Monday 10/25 Community Energy Meeting, hosted by Scarborough Energy Committee and Maine Green Energy Alliance 6:30-8 p.m., free and open to public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough. LearningWorks Community Conversation, panel discussion on education’s role in ending poverty, 11:30 a.m., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, learningworks. me.

Wednesday 10/27 Community Energy Meeting, hosted by Yarmouth Energy Savers and Maine Green Energy Alliance, 6:30-8 p.m., free and open to public, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, 200 Main St., Yarmouth.

Thursday 10/28 Night Light After-School Program Open House/Halloween Party, 6-7:30 p.m., Parkside Neighborhood Center, 85 Grant St., Portland, 553-5940,

Call for Volunteers Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm volunteers; or ongoing help cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington

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start times between 8:15-11:30 a.m.; 10:15 a.m. Group Walk, free and open to public,, 766-2970.

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, volunteers needed for a morning shift, 8:30-11:30 a.m., and/or to help coordinate kitten foster home program, call Sharon at 846-3038 or 829-4116.

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Gardens & Outdoors Friday 10/22 ”Walk Among the Shadows,” tours of Eastern Cemetery with costumed actors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30, $10 adult/ $5 child, Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St., Portland, presented by Spirits Alive, spiritsalive. org/wats. ”A Wicked Walking Tour:”Legends and History of Haunted Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31, meet at park next to Flatbreads, 72 Commercial St., Portland,, 730-0490.

Saturday 10/23 ”Walk Among the Shadows,” tours of Eastern Cemetery with costumed actors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30, $10 adult/ $5 child, Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St., Portland, presented by Spirits Alive, spiritsalive. org/wats. ”A Wicked Walking Tour:” Legends and History of Haunted Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31, meet at park next to Flatbreads, 72 Commercial St., Portland, wickedwalkingtours. com, 730-0490. Peaks Island Walk & Harvest Fun, registration at Peaks Island community building, 129 Island Ave.,

Saturday 10/23 Metalworking Demonstration, led by James Miller, 12-3 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708.

Sunday 10/24 “Greek Sky: Myth, Science and Ideas,” 4 p.m., $6 adults; $4 children, presented by Hellenic Society of Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Falmouth Street, USM Portland campus, reservations required, call 780-5025, leave message and phone number. ”Getting Your Financial Life in Order” workshop by Kathryn Longley-Leahy, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free, with light lunch, childcare, hosted by First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, reservations at 8463773,

Monday 10/25 “The Last 50 Years in Maine” talk by Neil Rolde, hosted by The Yarmouth Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., $5 nonmembers, $3 members, Yarmouth Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Tuesday 10/26 “Writing A Business Plan:” Why you need one & when to revise it, 6-9 p.m., Portland SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

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Tuesday 10/26 ”They Are What You Feed Them:” How nutrition can affect attention and behavior in our children, talk by Dr. Peter Knight from True North, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Apothecary by Design, Marginal Way, Portland,

Wednesday 10/27 Wellness Wednesday, interactive event with natural health, wellness tools, 6-8:30 p.m., hosted by Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, free, open to new visitors only, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911.

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“Power of Peace:” Interfaith peace gathering, 9:30 a.m.-noon workshops; 2:30 p.m. singing, drumming, brief talks by spiritual leaders; 6 p.m. potluck supper; 7 p.m. traditional Kirtan, open to public, free/by donation, co-sponsored by Sadhana, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, 772-6898,

Saturday 10/23

“Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., 142 Free St., Portland, $7 members/ $8 nonmembers, advance tickets at 828-1234 ext. 231 or, or at the front desk.

Sunday 10/24

Just for Seniors Wednesday 10/27 “Seasoned Worker Forum,” 9-noon, free, hosted by Seasoned Workforce LLC and Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St., Portland, space limited, reservations at 5423557,

“Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 4 p.m., 142 Free St., Portland, $7 members/ $8 nonmembers, advance tickets at 828-1234 ext. 231 or, or at the front desk.

Tuesday 10/26

“Strings: The Story of Abbie Burgess,” Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at East End Community School, North St., Portland; and 1 p.m. Reiche Community School, Brackett St., Portland, $4 per person, tickets at, 773-6128.

Thursday 10/28 AARP Driver Safety Class, for drivers age 50 and older, 9 a.m.1:20 p.m., $12 for AARP members, $14 nonmembers, AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, space limited, to register call Phil Chin, 846-0858.

Kids and Family Stuff

Friday 10/29

Casco Bay YMCA Halloween Party, 6-8 p.m., free and open to public, children of all ages must be accompanied by adult, costumes required, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

Friday 10/22 “Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 4 p.m., 142 Free St., Portland, $7 members/ $8 nonmembers, advance tickets at 828-1234 ext. 231 or, or at the front desk.

Saturday 10/30

Childhood Bullying Awareness, activities, discussion led by Peggy Moss, author of children’s book “One of Us,” 10 a.m., free and open to public, Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport.

Cheerleading Clinic, 3:30-7 p.m., open to any student in grades K-8, $25, Greely High School, Cumberland, sponsored by the Greely High School Cheerlead-

Friday 10/22 Caring for Your Aging Family Members Support and Discussion Group, 12-1 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, 396-6558.

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Reliable service at reasonable rates. Let me do your dirty work! Call Kathy at


Call 207-772-7813 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.

PROFESSIONAL CLEANING Services. Residential & Commercial. Honest, Reliable, Efficient. Over 20+ years experience. Call Janelle today. 207-3181498. HOUSEKEEPING THE old fashioned way Reliable & Trustworthy GREAT REFERENCES!! We also work Sat. & Sun. Call Deana at 207-710-6317.


LOOKING FOR A GREAT CLEANER? To make your home shine? Look no further! I offer pro cleaning services done your way. Great references. Call Rhea: 939-4278.

(207) 798-0313


HONEST, HARDWORKING and reliable We’re looking for a few more residential accounts to fill our schedule Reasonable rates • References available

PC Lighthouse Laptop & Desktop Repair

MAIN ST. YARMOUTH Great location for Office or Retail use • 1100 SF •


Let me do the job

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

OPENINGS IN ongoing Support Groups, Women and Men mixed or Men only for those who wish to address struggles with intimacy, relationships & patterns that get in the way. Stephen Andrew. 773-9724 (#3). Sliding fee.




2009 CHEV Express work/Cargo van w/tool rack. Like new condition. Low miles. 18,500.00 or BO call 207-838-0455.

Call Claudia


Claire 797-0001 Jack

October 22, 2010

Certified Technician Customized cleaning • Laundry Superior service Affordable Prices Eco-Friendly Products



25 Years Experience Disaster Recovery Spyware - Virus Wireless Networks Training Seniors Welcome

Call 233-4829 for free estimate “The Way Home Should Be”


All Major Credit Cards Accepted




Remove that Ugly Dirt, Mildew, & Mold from your home Decks, Patios, Pool Areas, Sidewalks, Fences! Call us and Save NOW on our Spring Special pricing....

 America’s Choice Powerwashing & Home Maintenance  Free Estimates


Fully Insured Trained & Licensed

Katherine Clark, former owner of Nasty Neat Compulsive Cleaning

“And I Mean CLEAN! ” Have you ever cleaned up for the Cleaning

People? Or worse, cleaned up after them? Wait no longer! Call for a free estimate. 17 years experience, Fully Insured Commercial & Residential 100% satisfaction guaranteed

Unlimited references

Now also serving Bath, Brunswick & Harpswell.


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“Why buy new when yours can be re-newed!�



Call Jim @ B&J Electronics

Mon-Sat 8-8 • 799-7226

Repairs on all Makes & Models

Computer Sales & Service

Held by

Thornton Academy HOCKEY BOOSTERS


Floors • Showers Backsplashes • Mosaics

Custom Tile design available References Insured

Linnell Gym at

Thornton Academy 468 Main Street, Saco


I teach Beginner or Intermediate


CRAFT SHOWS & FAIRSHAVING A CRAFT FAIR OR SHOW? Place your special event here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

LANDSCAPERS DEPOT & GARDEN CENTER 700 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, ME 04092

Jack-o’-lantern Carving Contest!! CARVING CONTEST RUNS AS FOLLOWS:

Kids under 12 will be judged from October 17th-23rd & adults will be judged on October 24th-30th! Maine Mall gift cards will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for each category.

We will be lighting all of the jack-o’-lanterns on Oct. 31st for all to see.


Call For More Details

(207) 856-2500

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GA HAVIN PARTY WEEN ? O L L A H ENT OR EV We are featuring a new classiďŹ ed section! List your event or gathering in 69,500 Forecasters! Deadline is the Friday before publication.

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We are featuring a new classified section! List your event in 69,500 Forecasters! Deadline is the Friday before publication.



for more information on rates

$205 Green $260 Seasoned $295 Kiln Dried Visa/MC accepted • Wood stacking available




Quality Hardwood $ 165 GREEN 5 $ 219 SEASONED Cut & Split for 1 year



175 GREEN $ 250 SEASONED 207-946-7756 $



(207) 831-3222


LEE’S FIREWOOD Quality Hardwood Green $180 Cut- Split- Delivered

State CertiďŹ ed truck for guaranteed measure

Quick Delivery Call 831-1440 in Windham

FLEA MARKETS THIS IS OUR NEWEST CATEGORY! Advertise your Flea Market here to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 7813661 for advertising rates.


3BN, 16th Infantry Flapjack Fund-raiser Public Service Announcement:

Enjoy a short stack for a big cause. Come to Applebee’s at 1032 Brighton Avenue, Portland to help raise money for Girl Scouts of Maine Troop 2051, Washington, DC trip. On Sunday, November 7th from 8-10 A.M., Applebee’s and 3BN, 16th Infantry will hold a Flapjack Fund-raiser, with all proceeds beneďŹ ting this worthy cause. Tickets are $6.00 and available by contacting CSM, (retired) Joel Chapman at 775-0284 prior to the time of the Flapjack Fund-raiser.

DRY HARDWOOD Cut/Split/Delivered 2 240 cord $230 orformore


Guaranteed Measure Call


FURNITURE RESTORATIONPlace your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

FOODS Got a Function or Speciality in Food? Let readers know about all you have to offer in our Food category to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for rates.

SETTLING AN ESTATE Mahogany Dining Room /Bedrooms Sets Baby Furniture: Prego High Chair, Infant Seat, Baby Swing Call 781-9862

BRAND NEW WROUGHT iron bed with mattress set. Worth $599. Take $299. Call 3965661. IMPORTED LEATHER livingroom set. Chocolate brown, mint cond. $695. Call 8998853. A NEW KING Eurotop mattress set. Factory sealed w/warranty. $230. 396-5661. COUCH MICROSUEDE beige color. New. Asking only $299. Call 396-5661. FULL OR TWIN mattress set with frame. $179. Call 8998853. $240 PLUSH TOP queen mattress set in plastic. New. 8998853.

GIFTS DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING to advertise under GIFTS? Place your ad here that will be seen in over 69,500 papers! Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.

HEALTH HYPNOSIS WORKS! Specializing in working with adolescents, smoking cessation, anxieties, weight loss

Clinical Hypnosis of Southern Maine Patti Rutka Stevens, CH Portland - Old Railway Bldg


GOT LICE?  Full family evaluations  Pesticide-free hair treatments and nit-picking in the privacy of your own home  Home elimination consultation

Call Karen L, RN

207.807.2626 and

“DO(FullyITconfidential) RIGHT�

~ Full family evaluations ~ Pesticide-free hair treatments and nit-picking in the privacy of your own home ~ Home elimination consultation Call Karen L, RN 207.807.2626 and “DO IT RIGHT� (Fully confidential)

Swedish Massage Therapy Natural Relief from mental, physical & emotional stress Darby Babson, CMT $40 for 1 hour ofďŹ ce hours by appointment weekends available


232 Coombs Road, Brunswick, ME 04011


State CertiďŹ ed Trucks for Guaranteed Measure A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau


Contact Don Olden


*Celebrating 25 years in business*

Cut/Split/Delivered Quality Hardwood

All Types • Delivery Available


STRIPPING & REFINISHING by hand Former high school shop teacher • Pick up & delivery available • 30 years experience • References



Cut to your needs and delivered. Maximize your heating dollars with guaranteed full cord measure or your money back. $175 per cord for green. Seasoned also available. Stacking services available. Wholesale discounts available with a minimum order.




Custom Cut High Quality Firewood


VISA/MASTERCARD order online: cash price - quanity discounts available prices subject to change VISA MASTERCARD


USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE. Desks, Chairs, Shelving, Display racks & Showcases. Call 207-591-4104 or 207222-2422.

Delivery fees may apply. Prices subject to change.

SHIFT WORK Caregiver Needed

Please contact Ellen at 732-887-4676 or email at



Green Firewood $195 Seasoned $265 688-4282


Mature, responsible, caring woman to care for delightful, friendly, and very social elderly lady. Resides in secure modern, spacious 2 bedroom apartment overlooking Portland Harbor. • 24/12hrs shifts available. • LPN/CNA experienced preferred. • Must have comfort level performing trach care. • Training will be provided. • 1 year commitment necessary. • No Smoking. Criminal background check & 3 professional references required.

Reasonable Rates AM and PM classes available

Pownal, Maine Formally Maine Custom Firewood

(So. Portland)

CRAFTS Watercolor Painting and Jewelry

Free Estimates


Sunday, October 24th 9-3



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Yarmouth Yoga Studio 374 US ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH, ME 04096


YOGA NOURISHES THE BODY &THE SOUL “Be the change you wish to see in the world.� – Gandhi

Fall Classes begin 9/7 - 12/24 for two 8 week sessions Come for a solid foundation in yoga Our schedule is on line or in the brochure box outside the studio COMPASSIONATE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS See all of our classes at: WWW.YARMOUTHYOGA.COM

River Payne RN BSN MA MR Master Reexologist Trigger Point Body Therapy. Reduce chronic pain, quiet the mind & have a better life. Sessions in your ofďŹ ce or home throughout Greater Portland or 614a Congress St. in the OVE sanctuary.

Gift certiďŹ cates available. 207.749.8063


may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson


SIMPLY REIKI - Reiki provides deep relaxation. Can reduce pain, anxiety, depression. Improves sleep, mental clarity. First Session $45. Falmouth 939-7200. Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.

HELP WANTED The Most Rewarding Work in Greater Portland


Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need? Advantage Home Care is seeking kind and dependable caregivers to care for seniors in their homes in the greater Portland area. We offer exible hours, and full and part time shifts for days, nights and weekends. We provide training. Reliable transportation required. Call 699-2570 for more information and an application. AVON! REPS. NEEDED all states. Sign up on line. For details or call 1-800-258-1815.1

3 Midcoast 32

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If you have some to share, please call us so that we can offer you the opportunity to share your gifts with our elderly clients, through non-medical, in home services. We provide competitive wages, exible schedules, ongoing training and support. 152 US Route 1 Scarborough 885 - 9600


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Classifieds NO NIGHTS/NO WEEKENDS NO KIDDING- Part time Cashier, Food Prep & Kitchen Support for manager & chef of corporate cafe. Mothers & Fathers hours. 4 days, 9:302:30. Extra hours as needed. Apply at Cole Haan, 1 Cole Haan Drive, Yarmouth ME. M-F, 8-4. HELP WANTED for The Market Baskets new store on 157 Park Row in Brunswick. Part time year round baker help. Also looking for Pastry Chef. Send resume to P.O.Box 789 Rockport, ME. 04856. email: 236-4371.

OFFICE HELP- 15 Hrs/Wk, Flexible, Quick Books, MS Word. Call Jeff at Rand Stoneworks 885-5227.


Professional - Courteous Competitive Rates - Free Estimates


*Fully Insured for Commercial and Residential*



Offering Construction Services for Just About Any Size Project

From Home

Home Instead Senior Care Call Today: 839-0441

H A N DY M A N Give me a call! GORDON SHULKIN Reasonable hourly rate


Vindle Builders LLC reen CertiďŹ ed Gonal Professi itor ud A gy Ener

FMI Call 207-799-3391

Custom Framing to Fine Carpentry

• Painting • Weatherization • Cabinets

272-1442, cell



Applications are required and will be accepted until positions are ďŹ lled. Completed applications are required and are available, through the H.R. Dept, Scarborough Mncpl. Bldg., or by calling 730-4027 or may be downloaded from the town’s web site,

GEORGE, JACK All TRADE, himself. Redecorating, Remodeling. All trades. Carpentry, Drywall, Tile, Painting, even a little Plumbing & Electrical. Many references available. Over 30 years experience. Call George 415-7321.


Town of Scarborough

Requirements: Must be 18 years old; possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Chimney lining & Masonry Building – Repointing – Repairs Asphalt & Metal Roofing Foundation Repair & WaterprooďŹ ng Painting & Gutters 20 yrs. experience – local references

(207) 699-4239

(2) Child Care Counselors: Part time positions 15-34 hrs/wk Before & After, or After School Care. Responsibilities include planning and supervising K2nd or 3rd -5th grade students during their out of school hours. Required hours are between 7-9 am, 2-6 pm, or a combination of both Mon-Fri.

Fully Insured

“Where Integrity Means Business�

Spend your $8,000 tax credit wisely!!!

(2) Ice Rink Workers: Part time seasonal position available during the winter months for the Scarborough Municipal Outdoor Ice Rink. Average 20 hours per week, depending on weather and conditions. Primary duties involve supervising the proper use of the facility, keeping attendance, operating the snack bar, and light janitorial service, $8.50 hrly.

Everyone Needs Someone





Call 329-9017


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CARING PEOPLE NEEDED: Visiting Angels is seeking experienced, compassionate and reliable caregivers to provide in-home non-medical assistance to seniors. All shifts. Make a difference today. Call 773-3397.

Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old; possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent; prior experience or advanced education and training preferred. Pay based on exp. & educ. $8-12/hr.

We need your help to make a difference in the lives of older adults in Cumberland County. We are looking for proactive, exible people, both men and women, who are looking for a challenging and satisfying part-time job. If you love the idea of being a “difference makerâ€? call today to inquire about joining the greatest team of non-medical inhome CAREGivers anywhere. Part-time day, evening, overnight and weekend hours. Overnight and weekends especially needed.

October 22, 2010

CARPENTER/ 25 years BUILDER Fully Insured experience CONTRACTING, SUB-CONTRACTING, ALL PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION Roofing Vinyl / Siding / Drywall / Painting Home Repairs / Historical Restoration


329-7620 for FREE estimates

CARPENTER/HANDYMAN. All aspects of home workings, including INSULATION, ROT, GUTTERS CLEANED, PAINTING. No Job too small! SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Serving 10 miles from Falmouth. 949-0963.



799-5828 All calls returned!

Residential & Commercial


SNOWBIRDSI can house or dog sit for the winter

N/S • Employed Great references

Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cape or Scarborough


Four Season Services

NOW SCHEDULING: One of Maine’s premier media corporations providing years of reliable news and information is searching for qualiďŹ ed candidates to ďŹ ll the position of:

City Reporter



CertiďŹ edWall and Paver Installers CALL FOR A CONSULTATION

Our Newsroom is looking for an experienced news reporter to cover the courts and crime beat in Androscoggin County, focusing on Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. The job includes covering live news events, courts and crime on Monday and Tuesday shifts, and includes some nights and weekends. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated capability to ďŹ le timely and accurate reports. The individual must also display the ability and enthusiasm to tell stories visually with images and digital video. Cover letter must include the skills and talents you might bring to this award-winning news organization. Please include writing and photography samples or links to your work online.


LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS New Construction/Additions Remodels/Service Upgrades Generator Hook Ups • Free Estimates Serving Greater Portland 18 yrs.


Green Products Available

Residential & Commercial PROPERTY MANAGEMENT • Mowing • Walkways & Patios • Retaining Walls • Shrub Planting & Pruning • Maintenance Contracts • Loam/Mulch Deliveries


Stephen Goodwin, Owner

Seth M. Richards

Interior & Exterior Painting & Carpentry

If you are interested in working for a dynamic publishing company with a comprehensive beneďŹ t package, please forward a cover letter and resume to:

Sun Journal Attn: Human Resources PO Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400 or email: Sun Journal is a division of the Sun Media Group

• Small Remodeling Projects • Sheetrock Repair • Quality Exterior & Interior Painting

Call SETH • 207-491-1517 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING & CARPENTRY: 30 Years experience. Residential & Commercial. Insured. Free estimates. Mike Hamilton, 8293679.

(207) 415-8791

email: ďŹ

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Little Earth


Expert Gardening

• Time for Fall Cleanups • Garden Winterizing • Winter Prep • Regular Grounds Maintenance • Call for Free Estimate • Churches • Condos • Estates • Historic Sites • Industrial /Commercial • Residential

We are your Full Service

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Offering four season services, with competitive pricing


Call us today for a free quote

• Garden Tilling • Compost & Manure, Truck or Yard • Bush Hogging • Seasonal Cleanup • Lawn Mowing Serving Greater Freeport, Brunswick & Yarmouth

Let us give your property the curb appeal it deserves

Call Rick White 865-4749

Professional - Courteous - Competitive Rates Fully Insured for Commercial and Residential

Spring & Fall Clean Up Lawn Maintenance Professional Landscape Design Installations



415-6750/829-5703 Call Today for Spring Clean-up & Storm Damage

(207) 699-4240

Lighthouse Landscaping

• Spring Cleanups • Planting Beds • Pruning • Mowing • Mulch & Loam Deliveries • Lawn Installations • Ground Maintenance • Patios • Walkways • Retaining Walls • Fences • Shrub Beds

WELCOME FALL! FALL is here. Call for a quote on RAKING, BRUSH, PLANTING, MULCH and also WINDOW CLEANING, INTERIOR PAINTING. Call Glen. 8562225. FALL CLEANUP- I can save U $$ money! $12.00 hr. LEAF RAKING. I offer a real service. 892-8911.

846-1113 or 408-7596

LOPEZ LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPE SERVICES Looking To Serve More Customers This Season. Free Estimates • Lower Rates Serving Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, Falmouth, Cumberland & Yarmouth.


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The annual stockholder’s meeting of the Ralph D. Caldwell Memorial Building Corp. Will be held on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 P.M. at the Falmouth American Legion Post 164, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth. All stock holders and post members are urged to attend.





MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS-Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

MAKE THE SMART CHOICEGoogle DOT 960982 and/or MC 457078 for our company snapshot from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This website will show whether or not the company you choose has the required insurance on file. Also check with the BBB. We have links to all these websites at To schedule your next move, call 775-2581.

Piano & Keyboard Lessons SECRETS PROFESSIONALS USE! Proven methods, beginners to pros, all ages, styles welcome! LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Call Today! DAVE STONE, 650-5510.



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CUMBERLAND - New Price! 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA in great neighborhood off Main Street, near schools. Freshly painted exterior/interior, 1,990 Sq. ft., 3 floors of living space, 2 car garage, back deck with builtin seating, partially finished basement. Move right in! $255,000. MLS # 982398. Call 939-0346. FALMOUTH- MOVE IN ready, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with new roof and freshly painted interior and exterior. Just minutes to Town Landing! Great value at $275,000! Marie Flaherty, Prudential Northeast Properties. 207400-3115. <>


Clarke Painting Fully Insured 3 Year Warranty

PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL seeking a camp, cottage or seasonal home, on a lake, needing repair, within an hour of Portland. Paying cash, no brokers. 749-1718 Yarmouth.




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Residential Interior & Commercial & Exterior Painting Free Estimates â&#x20AC;˘ Insured 13 yrs experience Payment plans available

(Call Andrew for details)



Winter rental available beginning November 1st. Enjoy the beautiful fall and winter sunsets in front of your ďŹ replace in the living room of this three bedroom Maine cottage located on Thomas Pond. This fully equipped year around home has many amenities: granite counter tops and tiled ďŹ&#x201A;oors in the kitchen and dining area. Completely equipped and ready for you to move in. Appliances include dishwasher, washer and dryer. Enjoy cross country skiing and skating right out the back door. Monthly rental for $1,150 includes heat, water electricity and lots of wood provided for the ďŹ replace and wood stove located in the family room to supplement the forced hot water central heating system.


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207-774-3337 or 1 mile to Mall, 295 and Bus Routes 503 Westbrook Street, South Portland

2 BEDROOM exceptional heated apt., distinctive Auburn neighborhood, quiet and lovely. Heat included. Heated garage stall. New stainless steel Fridge. Kitty ok. Non-smoking. Price negotiable based on references and lease period. email: STUDIO, 1,2,3 BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat/hot water included. Parking, pet friendly, snow removal & fitness center! $500 off move in! Call 207846-3395 or visit us @

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South Freeport- One story cozy bungalow. 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, living room, dining room,kitchen, W/D, one-car garage. Winter water views. Walk to village & harbor. No Smokers or Pets. Avail Nov 1st. $1,100/mo + Utilities. Call 865-1668.

J. Korpaczewski & Son Asphalt Inc. â&#x20AC;˘ Driveways â&#x20AC;˘ Walkways â&#x20AC;˘ Reclaimed Asphalt â&#x20AC;˘ Sealcoatings

GUITARS FOR SALE, all VG condition: Rodriguez Flamenco classical guitar, Model C3F, lightly used, purchased new 2004, $350. Martin acoustic bass, mahogany Model BC-15E, purchased new c. 2000, rarely used, $900. Epiphone Casino, natural finish, purchased new 2002, $375. 207-272-0472 or

Have Flute? Will travel Violette Interiors: painting, tiling, wallpaper removal, wall repairs, murals and small exterior jobs. Highest quality at affordable rates. 25 years experience. Free estimates. Call Deni Violette at 831-4135.



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PIANO/KEYBOARD/ORGAN LESSONS in students` homes in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Portland, Falmouth or my Portland studio. Enjoyment for all ages/levels. 41 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience. Rachel Bennett, 7749597.

MOVING A&A MOVING SERVICES. ALL YOUR MOVING NEEDS. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. No extra charge on weekends. FULL SERVICE. Labor only loading or unloading trucks. PIANO MOVING. Packing. Cleaning handyman with tools on truck. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. Old house parts. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 8288699.




Spectacular sunsets. Newly renovated. New Kitchen w/ granite counters. 3 BR, 2 baths, Family room in walk-out basement. $1200 Rent + utilities. Available now thru June 25. No smokers or pets.


YARMOUTH VILLAGE APARTMENT. 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Heat & hot water included. Off-street parking. N/P, N/S. References, Security deposit and lease required. Available Oct 1st. 846-6240.

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DEADLINE: Noon Friday prior to next Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publication. Earlier deadlines applied for holiday weeks. TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD: ONLINE at, click on the Classified ads link; or MAIL this coupon, with payment payable to The Forecaster, to CLASSIFIEDS, The Forecaster, 5 Fundy Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105; or DROP OFF between the hours of 8:30-4:30 at 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth. RATES: Line ads $15.00 per week for 25 words, $14.00 per week for 2-12 weeks, $13.00 per week for 13 weeks, $11.50 per week for 26 weeks, $10.50 per week for 52 weeks; 10¢ each additional word per week.

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CAPE ELIZABETH OCEANFRONT off Shore Rd. Executive home on crashing surf and a private sandy beach. Totally renovated with features from around the world. Three bedrooms and two baths, marble gourmet kitchen. Windows galore and a wrap around deck. $3200 per month. Available October. Call 207-8997641. YARMOUTH VILLAGE 2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Sunny Open concept kitchen/living room. Skylights, Hardwood floors, Spanish tile, W/D, DW included, new appliances. Quiet N/P, N/S. $1100/month includes heat. References and security deposit. Jacquie (310) 8492953. YARMOUTH VILLAGE SMALL, sunny 1 bedroom efficiency, 1st floor. Off street parking, heat/water included. Walk to Main St/Royal Park. $650.00/month.PETS/NO SMOKING. References/Security Deposit required. Available immediately. Call 846-6240 or 233-8964. SUGARLOAF TRUE TRAILside seasonal rental available in Birchwood I. One bedroom, post and beam Condo. Walk everywhere. Ski to Sawduster Chair. Well appointed. $6,900 for the season or $4,500 for half time. Ski to your door! Call 207-899-7641.

ROOM FOR RENT in luxury condo, Scarborough. Near beaches, mall. Private room, bath. Furnished. Internet/cable ready. Shared space, kitchen, parking. $500. 1/2 utilities. 8831087.

Fall Clean-up & Snowplowing Free Estimates

Bath- Ledgeview


NEW MOVE-IN SPECIALS 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for rent Heat/Hot water included Stove, Refrig., DW, Trash compactor Snow plowing and trash removal included Laundry onsite

Call Carole 321-8836

YA R M O U T H / C O U S I N S House. Spotless Furnished two bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, new furnace and easy to heat. No pets/no smoking. Ocean views and rights. Through May $900+ utilities & heat. Call 8380345 or 939-8821.


Beautiful Farmhouse Furnished or Unfurnished Private bath W/D Quiet scenic setting $550 all utilities included 831-6350 leave message

FREEPORT, SPACIOUS, private, 2 Bedroom apartment in 2 story, stand alone building. Minutes from downtown Freeport and an easy commute to Brunswick & Portland. $750./mo. Call 831-0391 or email

Landscaping 839-2340 615-3152 Commercial and Residential

PROPERTY CARETAKING Leaving Maine for your winter home or haven? I provide client customized services: Weekly, monthly, storm checks, open/close for season or visit, liaise with contractors, security system contact, coordinate services, etc. I will assist you in keeping your Maine residence safe & sound until your return. Yarmouth & vicinity. Betsy. 207-232-2020 LL S FA NUP EA L C


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PORTLAND, MARTINS Point, beautiful ocean views w/ porch, two bedrooms, gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Large, sunny, living and dining rooms, mudroom, W/D, private yard, off street parking. No smoking. $975/mo. Call 207-899-7641.



PORTLAND PROPERTY WATCH. Homes, Estates, Boats and Yachts. Weekly checks and more while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re away for weeks/months. Call John Mills. Personal references available. 207-838-6855.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Conscientious Tree Care â&#x20AC;˘ Fine Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Planting and Removal â&#x20AC;˘ Free Estimates


COOK FOUNDATIONS & FLOORS We can ďŹ x that Additions leaning building and Garages of yours!

Mark Collins

Licensed Landscape Arborist


30 yrs experience

Call Mike 878-0859 Place your ad for your services here to be seen in over 68,500 papers per week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

FOWLER TREE CARE: Licensed Arborist & Master Applicator, fully insured. Large tree pruning, ornamental tree, shrub pruning, spraying, deep root fertilizing, hedges, difficult tree removal, cabling. Free estimates. Many references. 8295471.

AFFORDABLE OUTDOOR STORAGE Convenient Locationâ&#x20AC;˘Fenced-in Storage


275 Presumpscot Street in Portland near Falmouth


Plowing/Snow Removal/Sanding

â&#x20AC;˘ Affordable Excavation

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at 207-240-6505


AFFORDABLE & RELIABLE Looking for Residential & Commercial accounts

Serving Topsham, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham & Richmond


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Smart meters from page 1 seconds burst of a powerful signal occasionally throughout the day,” said Elisa Boxer-Cook, a Scarborough resident who is writing a formal complaint to the Maine Public Utilities Commission that is expected to be filed Wednesday, Oct. 20. “But our bodies are getting assaulted with this. There have been zero studies of the health effects of these meters.” Boxer-Cook said she’d like CMP to stop installing the meters until health and safety concerns can be studied and addressed. Installation in progress The meters have already been installed on more than 11,000 homes, including many in Portland, South Portland, Freeport and Westbrook. CMP has purchased 620,000 of the meters, which will replace all the meters currently in use in the company’s service area. Smart meters work in a “mesh” network, which means they communicate wirelessly, sending and relaying information from one meter to another within a neighborhood until the information reaches a collector antenna installed on a pole somewhere in the neighborhood. The antenna then sends the signal, using signal repeaters, to a central database at CMP headquarters in Augusta. The meters transmit a brief signal, several times per hour, for no more than six minutes per hour, CMP spokesman John Carroll said. “Not only can (the smart meters) talk to us, we can talk to them,” Carroll said. The infrastructure will allow CMP to update software for the meters remotely, monitor power outages and turn power on and off to homes, all from Augusta. Carroll said the meters have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. He explained that, in terms of radiation exposure, standing one foot from the meter is 1/7,000th of the FCC limit for this type of non-ionizing radiation. “It falls off very quickly with distance,” he said. Carroll said CMP is trying to be as responsive as possible to concerned customers, including temporarily allowing


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those who are concerned to opt out of the meters. However, he said, the company is moving forward as quickly as possible with the installations. “There was not a single person who testified against this in the Legislature. No one came to say there were health and safety concerns or privacy issues,” said Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, who also sits on the Utilities and Energy Committee. But in retrospect, Flaherty said, CMP should have done a pilot program before installing the grids on all its customers’ homes. He and Rep. Peggy Pendleton, D-Scarborough, have both signed BoxerCook’s PUC complaint. Carroll said it would not have made sense for CMP to install the meters and all the accompanying technology, including antennas and repeaters, software and data management, for just a small group of customers. “This was something we needed to do on a system-wide basis,” he said. Derek Davidson, director of the PUC Consumer Assistance Division, said the PUC was not aware of the health concerns when it approved the installation in February. “These issues were not formally raised, so they were not formally explored,” Davidson said. After the complaint is filed, the PUC



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will evaluate whether it will reconsider its initial approval, which focused heavily on the financial aspects of the smart meter installation and did not review the safety or security concerns. California study A city in California shares BoxerCook’s anxiety. In August, the City Council of Watsonville, Calif., imposed a one-year moratorium on the installation of smart meters, citing concerns about the accuracy of the technology and stating that “there is a current and immediate threat to the public health, safety and welfare” from the meters. In May, the California Public Utilities Commission announced an independent study of smart meters after receiving over-billing complaints from customers of utility company Pacific Gas & Electric. The CPUC’s study found that the complaints were primarily associated with a heat wave that coincided with installation, as well as with some customerservice issues the power company had failed to address. The study did not address health concerns, nor did a similar study ordered by the Texas PUC. A 2009 report by the President’s Cancer Panel, however, did briefly address concerns that there was some evidence suggesting non-ionizing radiation may “have deleterious effects on human health with prolonged exposure.” But it did not further define what those effects may be. “Show me peer-reviewed studies that there are no health effects,” Boxer-Cook said. “I want them to not install one more

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antenna, one more meter, until the studies show people and their private information are safe.” Cyber security An Oct. 5 article published in Scientific American magazine expressed concern that hackers could gain access to personal customer data, including credit card numbers, by accessing the wireless network of meters. The article also suggested it would be possible to bring down an entire grid by creating a bot-network of meters to simultaneously attack the power company’s mainframe. According to the article, “a network of drone smart meters could cause a swath of the grid to power down, throwing off the grid’s electrical load. The imbalance would send large flows of electricity back to generators, severely damaging them or even blowing them up.” Carroll said CMP already has cyber security systems in place and that the smart meters will just extend that same security across a larger platform. “Our systems for cyber security have to be very robust,” he said. “We’ve been dealing with security systems for years.” Carroll said the U.S. Department of Energy approved the encryption system in place for the smart meters that will prevent the system from becoming a portal into CMP’s other systems. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or

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Out & About from page 23 I’ve been attending MSO concerts for the past nine years, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the experience of watching this organization blossom in musical proficiency and community stature. Geographically speaking, MSO membership runs from south of Portland to Penobscot Bay. Some members can boast professional connections and many have formal classical training. But none earns a living as a professional instrumentalist. This weekend’s season-opening concerts will feature Charlotte Dobbs, a soprano who holds two music degrees, from the Juilliard School and the Curtis


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for Brunswick call 371-2028. Streb Extreme Action Portland is about to be invaded by a radical troupe of terpsichorean extremists. But before calling the police or Homeland Security, let’s note that these extremists are members of a modern dance company, and their radical actions will be limited to exceptionally athletic and daring movements and motions on the stage at Merrill Auditorium. Streb Extreme Action is the company, and founder Elizabeth Streb, a pioneer in the field of maximum terpsichorean performance, compares her dancers to action heroes. Her award-winning work intertwines the disciplines of daredevil dance, gymnastics, boxing, rodeo, circus

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“Under the state law, towns are allowed to pass reasonable regulations governing the number of facilities and the location of facilities,” Roedner said. “The number of facilities can’t be zero. You have to allow them in town.” Residents at Town Meeting in May approved a 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, giving the town

time to develop a local ordinance. The Board of Selectmen could vote next month on whether to extend that moratorium, and on whether to send the ordinance to a special Town Meeting vote in January.

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