www.theforecaster.net October 26, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 43
News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell
Hundreds turn out for hospital merger hearing By Christopher Cousins Bangor Daily News
BRUNSWICK — Having two choices about where to receive health care squared off at an all-day hearing Wednesday against the notion that two hospitals is one more than the area can support. Hundreds of people turned out to tell the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Licensing and Regulatory Services why they support or oppose a merger between Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick and Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston. Many of those opposed to that plan said they favor instead a merger between Parkview and nearby Mid Coast Hospital, which is seeking to block CMHC’s certificate of need application so it can try to take over Parkview and create a single hospital in Brunswick. The certificate of need application is the mechanism See page 32
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Hundreds of people turned out on Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Brunswick for a Department of Health and Human Services hearing on a proposed merger between Parkview Adventist Medical Center and Central Maine Healthcare.
By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — A spokesman for Central Maine Healthcare of Lewiston, which hopes to take over Parkview Adventist Medical Center, this week characterized Mid Coast Hospital as “stalking” its Brunswick competition. “It’s a weird, weird thing where one organization can’t take no for an answer
Valerie Caron of Harpswell showed her support for Parkview Adventist Medical Center outside the hearing.
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Maine Street businesses fear loss of parking
By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Some downtown business owners say they cannot stand to lose any more parking as a result of changes planned on Maine Street. The town is planning to install two raised crosswalks on the street for increased pedestrian safety, Town Councilor John Perreault said. But doing so will require the removal of seven parking spots – a measure many business owners have now rejected. As a result, the Master Implementation Plan committee is forming an ad-hoc committee with Councilors Margo Knight and Perreault to address the problems with the Brunswick Downtown Association and its members. Perreault is the vice chairman and on the pedestrian and vehicular subcommittee of the Master Implementation Plan committee. Knight is the committee’s chairwoman. Perreault said he was surprised at the business owners’ response in an Oct. 18 subcommittee meeting, because the town had already appropriated funds for the crosswalks last May. “The council voted and approved of that six to eight months ago,” he said. See page 30
CMP halts utility work to address Harpswell concerns By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — Central Maine Power Co. halted work along Route 24 this week after some residents expressed concerns about four new utility poles blocking a scenic view of Long Reach Marsh. During a public hearing at the Oct. 18 Board of Selectmen meetIndex Arts Calendar ................20 Classifieds .....................25 Community Calendar.....22 Meetings ........................22
ing, resident John Boomer said he is concerned about the poles blocking the view of the marsh on Orr’s Island, where he lives. “There are four new poles that just been installed on the west side of Route 24, and I feel they will significantly impact the view of the marsh,”Boomer said during the hearing. “Although I’m in favor of
Harpswell resident John Boomer says he appreciates Central Maine Power Co.’s utility upgrade work on Route 24, but he’s concerned about four new poles that are obstructing the scenic view of Long Reach Marsh.
improving electrical/telephone/ cable TV reliability in Harpswell, this doesn’t seem to be part of it. “ Boomer asked selectmen to ask CMP to stop work in that area. And he suggested that CMP should remove the poles and install them on the opposite side of See page 32 DylAn MARtin / thE FORECAStER
INSIDE Obituaries ......................15 Opinion ............................7 Out & About ...................21 People & Business ........18
Police Beat ....................14 Real Estate ....................30 Sports ............................19
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Harpswell responds to criticism with referendum guide Page 3
October 26, 2012
Proposed charter school seeks use of West Harpswell School By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — Representatives of Harpswell Coastal Academy, who are expected to submit their charter application to the state by the end of the month, hope
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“So when we talked, it was unlikely that we would be able to secure anything close to a multi-year lease without either a Town Meeting or a referendum,” D’Anieri continued, “and our board is pretty clear that we need to secure space at least for our first year, so when (we receive approval in January) we’re able to say, at that point, we have space secured.” Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said she and the selectmen will meet with the town attorney to determine if there’s any kind of agreement that can be reached without taking the measure to a referendum or the annual Town Meeting. “They want a sense of what they can legally do to meet this time frame to start the charter school,” Eiane said. Joe Grady, chairman of the Harpswell Coastal Academy board, said he is willing to take the measure to a referendum, but he’s afraid it would become a referendum on the concept of a charter school – a controversial subject in Maine – and not simply the use of the building. “The trepidation from our side is that we don’t want a vote on the use of the building to be a referendum on the school. That’s our concern,” Grady said. “... But I think our board would be certainly willing to go through the process and not shy away from that to the point where we walk away from the possibility. I think we would like to investigate the possibility as far as we can.” Responding to the charter school chairman’s concerns, Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Elinor Multer said “it would be up to you to prove (the charter school) would be beneficial in whatever way you choose.” Grady said the majority of feedback for Harpswell Coastal Academy has been positive. “And it’s become increasingly clear that our group is determined to bring our vision to fruition,” he said. The charter school chairman said the school plans to start with grades 6 and 9, and eventually blossom to grades 6-12. “The reason behind that is culturally it sets a tone and allows the school to grow in a way that it has a significant impact on the culture of the school and learning,” Grady said. According to the charter school’s intent to submit an application, the projected enrollment for the first year is 270 pupils. Grady said that while the targeted demographic will be Harpswell families, he hopes the school will attract families who live as far away as Durham, Pownal and Bowdoinham. The charter school will provide a “rigorous, personalized, project-based education” to students in the Mid-Coast area, according to the document. If approved by the state, the school would include natural and marine resources, farms and forests and sustainable entrepreneurship in its curriculum. Grady said his board has raised $50,000 through anonymous donations for the school’s start-up budget. He said a subcommittee is working on building a capital campaign strategy. Grady said the state’s decision on the school’s application is expected by the end of January 2013. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.
October 26, 2012
Harpswell responds to criticism with referendum guide By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — The town issued a bulletin Tuesday about this year’s only local referendum, after a former selectman last week said selectmen had not provided enough information to fully inform the electorate. The Nov. 6 referendum question asks if voters want to change hiring of the town treasurer from an elected position to one appointed by the Board of Selectmen – a measure proposed and recommended by the selectmen. In an Oct. 18 public hearing, Selectman Jim Henderson said one of the main reasons for the proposed change is to prevent the town from electing an underqualified treasurer, since state law only requires candidates to be 18 years old, Maine residents and U.S. citizens. But former Selectman Gordon Weil said the board’s reasoning, which is available on the town’s website, didn’t do enough to explain the greater implications of the proposed change. He said the proposal raises important questions about the treasurer’s independence, the position’s relationship to the town administrator, conditions and requirements for the treasurer’s removal, and the impact on the budget. “It seems to me that in answer to my
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questions, you haven’t thought of them all the way through,” Weil said. Supported by the concerns of two other residents, he said matters like this are historically decided at the annual Town Meeting in March. “I think what’s wrong with doing it, in this vote at this time, is that it goes before the largest electorate the town has at the time of the presidential election,” the former selectman said. “A vast majority of those people voting, I daresay and from experience, don’t follow town affairs closely.” But since it’s too late to move the referendum from the November ballot to next year’s Town Meeting, Weil urged the Board of Selectmen to issue a bulletin addressing the implications of changing the hiring procedure. “It’s inadequate and unsatisfactory, but you have time fo fix it,” Weil said. And Tuesday, the town did just that. The bulletin sent via e-mail and made available on the town’s website outlines the reasons for the referendum, contains answers to questions submitted by residents, and includes the history of the town treasurer position.
The town also plans to mail the bulletin to residents this weekend. Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said she compiled the information, which came from sources including the town website and archived documents, after Weil addressed The bulletin notes that debates about the hiring of the treasurer went back to March 2002, when the town voted in a secret ballot against changing the position to an appointed one. Voters also rejected a similar proposal at the March 2006 Town Meeting. In 2008, the town’s Governance Com-
mittee released a report about the pros and cons of an appointed treasurer as part of that year’s Annual Town Report. The 4-year-old report said reasons for an elected treasurer include the oversight provided, and the electorate’s ability to remove the treasure through a recall vote. The report also said an appointed treasurer would likely require a “significantly larger salary.” Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Elicontinued page 30
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Grab some grub: Student-run cafe opens in Bath
Kierra Hall, a participant in the culinary arts program at the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center, serves patrons Wednesday at a new student-run cafe.
By Alex Lear BATH — Area residents have another place to get breakfast or lunch while taking part in a youth educational experience, thanks to the opening of a student-run cafe at the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center. The cafe, hosted by culinary arts students, debuted Tuesday at 800 High St. There are two cafes a week – breakfast from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, and lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The breakfast cafe offers an a la carte
menu, with fresh baked goods and eggs that are made to order. Lunch is a threecourse meal and beverage for $7.50. The changing menus are available via e-mail. “It’s great experience for the students,” Emily Dittman, a culinary arts instructor, said on Wednesday. “It gives them some real-life experience in the educational setting. They get a chance to do the entire process, from menu planning, to the food prep, to setting the room, to serving, and to clean-up. They get to see the whole piece.” The first day went well, Dittman said,
noting there were customers sitting at tables and stopping by for take-out orders at the cafe, which can accommodate about 40 people. “If people have a particular time-line, it’s best if they put their order in ahead of time, so that we can have it ready for them,” she said. For reservations, or more information, call 443-8257 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
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TOPSHAM — People who want to tune into Board of Selectmen and Planning Board meetings, but aren’t able to catch the programs on live TV, now need look no further than their computers. Board meetings videos are now being replayed on the Internet. They can be accessed by going to topshammaine.com and clicking on the “On Line Video of Meetings” tab, in the upper right corner of the page, which leads to the Vimeo website and meeting offerings. Meetings will be available within four days after they are held. Call the Parks and Recreation Office at 725-1726 for more information.
Topsham library hosts ‘Farmlife Hoopla’
TOPSHAM — Free children’s programs, called “Farmlife Hoopla,” are being held at the Topsham Public Library next month. The programs are offered by Local Farms-Local Food, a collaboration of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust that promotes local food and farmland conservation. The three-part series – held Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. for children 4 and older – includes agriculture-themed stories, as well as speakers and activities, to improve children’s appreciation for and understanding of where food comes from. “What came first: The Chicken or the Egg?” starts at the 25 Foreside Road library on Nov. 7, followed by “Good Golly Gourds!” on Nov. 14 and “It’s the farmer’s life for me” on Nov. 28. Contact Mariah Sewall at email@example.com or 725-1727 to register. Parents are encouraged to participate in the activities.
October 26, 2012
Special election to fill vacant Bath council seat draws 3 candidates By Alex Lear BATH — Three candidates are running to fill the City Council seat left vacant when Councilor Ruthe Pagurko died Sept. 28. Larry Scott of Washington Street, and Old Brunswick Road residents Leverett Mitchell and Cal Stilphen hope to complete the final year of Pagurko’s threeyear term in Ward 7. The special election will be held during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election, when ballots will also be cast in the regularly scheduled Ward 2, 3 and 4 council elections. Voting will take place at Bath Middle School from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mitchell, 64, and his wife have five children and 11 grandchildren. He retired in 2002 after 27 years with the Fire Department, where he served the last four years as chief. He was also on the City Council from 2002 to 2005, and has served on the Main Street Bath board and a downtown parking committee. “I think Bath is a great little city, and I want to see it stay that way,” Mitchell said. “I was around when a lot of the storefronts back in the ‘80s ... were all empty, and Bath was really on its way downhill. And with a lot of hard work from a lot of people, they turned that around and brought back Bath to a really prosperous little city again, and I want to be part of that.” Scott, 62, is married and has one son. He is a retired businessman who owned about 30 diverse companies in 25 years. Scott said he has headed school boards and been on boards of directors of companies large and small, as well as on charity boards. The City Council would be his first elected office. He describes himself as independent, and said he is someone who would study the information made available to him as a councilor. Stilphen, 62, is a widower with two children. The former insurance risk manager, who is now semi-retired, ran unsuccessfully against Pagurko in 2010 when she won her third council term. He said he wished he were running under better circumstances, and called Pagurko “a good councilor” and “a great lady,” adding that “her presence is going to be missed.” Stilphen, a Little League baseball coach, has served on the Planning Board and Water District Board of Trustees for about a year and a half. He has said that his year as a senior loss control consultant with the Maine Municipal Association, during which he worked with municipalities in southern Maine, helped him understand the challenges faced by municipal departments, such as fire, police and public works.
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adding that Bath citizens would at least like taxes to stay flat, if not being reduced. “It requires a certain view of dollars to see if there are ways that we can get the level, or maybe even an increase, of goods and services for the dollars, and at the same time make sure that we’re utilizing every dollar as best we can,” Scott said. “I think my business background ... puts me in a different position than someone who hasn’t had that exposure.” Stilphen said the City Council seems to be “pretty judicious” in its spending. “I think we have a good school system, but (school spending) is something that we just need to be on top of,” he said, noting the importance of keeping the tax rate down.
Priorities One of the City Council’s priorities in the year ahead should be making Bath more user-friendly for businesses wanting to locate there, Mitchell said. “The city needs to take a long look at what they’re doing right now,” he said, “because it’s not really working that well.” Bath should look into recruiting com-
panies that could utilize its waterfront and the city’s Wing Farm Business Park, Mitchell said. “If we can attract more small- and medium-sized businesses here, then it’s absolutely going to spread out the tax base a Mitchell lot better, and hopefully take some of the burden off from the taxpayers,” he explained. Scott called Bath a good example of what small-town Maine really is, noting that “it’s critical that we not only maintain it, but improve it.” He said he also wants to be sure money being spent is going toward its best uses. “At some point, we have to recognize that we ... should be operating a little bit like a traditional budget for a family,” Scott said, criticizing spending increases. “We know that we have a certain number of dollars ... we need to earmark those dollars.” Stilphen said the city needs to do “a much better job” with economic development, and that it should focus on upgrading its infrastructure. Bath was recently named one of Maine’s business-friendly communities, he noted, “but now I think that’s something we need to live up to.” “I believe we should tap into our huge
resource of citizens for solutions to our everyday problems and our future problems,” Stilphen said. “I’d like to see more transparency in the city administration. I want people in my ward ... to understand what the budget is, and what they’re getting for their tax dollars, and I want them to understand that in very clear and concise ways.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
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Two of 3 Brunswick School Board races contested By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — Two School Board seats are being sought by opposing candidates on Nov. 6, while a third is an uncontested race for a candidate with past school board experience. School Board Vice Chairwoman Corinne Perreault is being challenged by Federico Senence in District 4, and Joy Prescott and Dale King are competing for the at-large seat vacated by Michelle Small.
Chris McCarthy is running uncontested in District 3, after incumbent Matt Corey decided to not seek re-election. District 3 and 4 represent large western portions of Brunswick that border Durham and Freeport.
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Fred Horch is Brunswick’s best choice for House District 66 representative. As small business owners we share a commitment to operating sustainably while remaining viable. As parents we share the hope that our children can create bright futures here in Maine. Fred understands the challenges that Maine’s businesses and families are facing. Fred’s voice in the House will help build Maine’s brand and economy. Maine’s reputation as one of America’s most pristine states draws tourists’ dollars and drives exports of Maine made products. We can count on Fred to protect Maine’s environment – our economy’s greatest asset. Developing our clean energy potential will create new jobs and give our businesses an advantage over competitors. Fred is uniquely capable of helping us to capitalize on this huge opportunity. If creating new jobs while preserving our environment is a priority for you, then Fred Horch is your man. Bob Garver Harpswell
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I am an employee of Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick. This is the second hospital in the Mid-Coast area where I have worked. I can honestly say that we have the most dedicated patients I have ever seen. The reason is that they are made to feel cared about, loved and like family. The doctors to the housekeeping staff and everyone in between appreciates our patients and makes sure that their experience here is a positive one. Many times patients have said to me that they dislike going to Mid Coast Hospital. These patients deserve to have a choice of where they go to receive the medical care they need. When patients are ill, and frightened, they deserve to go where they know they will be treated with dignity and respect, and that is Parkview. Please help us keep Parkview open, so that our loyal patients can continue to receive the care they need in an environment that fosters healing in a caring and loving manner. Marsha Penhaker Westport Island
Fred Horch, my neighbor for a decade, is running for state representative in House District 66. While it is easy to trumpet Fred’s credentials as a Green Independent candidate, it is also wrong to define Fred solely by looking at his environmental resume. Rather, Fred is a lawyer, and used those skills to guide a technology start-up company to success. Fred started a successful business, and has a demonstrated commitment to community through service on local boards, patronage of local farms, and involvement in youth sports that no other candidate can match. Maine needs legislators who have their hands on the pulse of the community, but who also have the vision and skills to implement bold ideas that will be the backbone of Maine’s economy now and in the future. Fred, with his legal training, business experience, and abiding belief in the importance of community, precisely fits the bill. Jeffrey Piampiano Brunswick
Same-sex marriage will destabilize society
This November, Maine again votes on redefining marriage to mean the union of two people regardless of sex. Redefining marriage, historically recognized as essential to a stable society, is like redefining “wheel” to mean anything that supports something. Sounds absurd and “wheel” loses its meaning and defined purpose, right? “Tolerance,” proclaimed everywhere, is the principle justifying homosexual marriage. Since “tolerance” is a relative term, why should marriage be limited to two people? A truly tolerant society should allow hetero- and homo-sexual polygamy; even a lowered age of consent. Where does it stop when everything perceived as intolerance is allowed? When there is no moral basis, greed, lust, envy, and power become the basis. Tolerating the desires of a minority, at the expense of all, results in severe and devastating consequences for all. Voting against Question 1 is not hate for homosexuals, but a vote for a stable society for all. Kris Anderson Phippsburg
Grover for Cumberland County commissioner
I am writing to ask you to consider voting for Mark Grover for Cumberland County Commissioner for District 3. Mark was a colleague of mine for over 12 years, and I believe that he would make an excellent commissioner. He is dedicated to community service, having been in the past a member of the Gray Town Council and the Cumberland County Budget Committee, and also a volunteer with Gray Fire-Rescue. Mark is running as a moderate independent, not beholden to party interests, and I know him to be extremely thorough, diligent, respectful of others, responsive, and ultimately dedicated towards getting results in whatever endeavor he engages. I will be voting for Mark on Nov. 6, and I hope that you will, too. Jeff Howe Brunswick
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Daughtry the best choice for Brunswick rep I had the distinct pleasure of graduating from Brunswick High School with Mattie Daughtry, who is running for state representative District 66. Mattie is an intelligent, charismatic, and compassionate young woman who cares deeply for her community and knows the challenges facing Brunswick. I remember being in honors classes with Mattie at BHS, and remember always knowing that the position Mattie took in a debate was one that she believed in, and the strength of her conviction was always admirable. At the same time, she was never dismissive of the opposing views of others, and was always ready to listen and absorb the arguments of others, and use that information to inform her own views. Mattie’s experience in Augusta and her roots in Brunswick make her far and away the most qualified of the three candidates in the race. Gavin Davis Brunswick
Daughtry offers a woman’s perspective Matthea (Mattie) Daughtry is one of three candidates for Brunswick’s District 66 seat in the Maine House. Mattie has worked for private business, a statewide nonprofit serving disabled adults and children, and in Augusta politics. She is bright, talented, honest, and experienced. She would be a great choice for all of these reasons. But to me the most important reason of all is that she is both female and eminently qualified. Politics should not be a boy’s club – there are not enough women in politics at any level. We would be fortunate to have a woman of Mattie Daughtry’s intelligence, experience, and integrity representing Brunswick. Peter Simmons Brunswick
Rogers for Bath state representative So many times in our family budget we choose between the “must have” and the “nice to have.” Since money is tight and borrowing is irresponsible, the “nice to have” is very limited. The city and the state should function no differently. I’ve watched Kyle Rogers work diligently for the city of Bath. He brings up the tough issues, dealing with them head on, not pretending they don’t exist then acting
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surprised later when there’s no money for them. We need that courage and common sense in Augusta. When Kyle does have to make compromises in the decision making in the House, it won’t be because he owes something to lobbyists. He gave our country 20 years in the Navy, and now he wants to help lead our city and our state to a place where citizens again have the hope of attaining the American dream. Vote Kyle Rogers. Diane Simmler Bath
Daughtry will keep education at heart I support Mattie Daughtry for state House in Brunswick’s District 66. Nothing is more important to our long-term prosperity than our schools. I retired two years ago after teaching at Jordan Acres School for 23 years and working as their technology director for nine years. Mattie was a student of mine many years ago. A product of our schools who went on to success at Smith College, her top priority will be education. In these difficult times, there is nobody that can serve Brunswick better. Mattie is the education candidate, as Maine teachers have recognized through the endorsement of the Maine Education Association. Now more than ever, we need someone who will be part of a pro-education House majority in Augusta. For voters in District 66, the most important thing you can do for our town is to vote for Mattie Daughtry. Stephen Carey Brunswick
Daughtry is right for Maine, Brunswick I am writing in support of Mattie Daughtry, Democratic candidate for Maine House of Representatives in District 66. Raised in Brunswick, Mattie is an example of what is right with young people in Maine today and is committed to serving the community she grew up in. Informed, articulate, tenacious and passionate about the environment, bringing jobs to the region and setting high standards in our schools; Mattie can and will find ways to work across both sides of the aisle in Augusta. Our state government needs this kind of commitment and enthusiasm now, and for leaders like Mattie to pave the way. Bronwen Crothers Brunswick
Obama is ‘less of two evils’ I worked with zeal to elect Barack Obama in 2008, and wholeheartedly voted for him. That was before his support of drone attacks, his decriminalization of torture, and other policies I oppose. I’d feel like a hypocrite to work for him in this 2012 contest, I reasoned.
But was I letting the perfect become the enemy of the good? And an email from Daniel Ellsberg citing many of the policies I deplore pointed out: “A Romney/Ryan administration would be ... catastrophically worse, on a number of other important issues: attacking Iran, Supreme Court appointments, the economy, women’s reproductive rights, health coverage, climate change, green energy, the environment.” Facing an election that will be hair-raisingly close, I’m now volunteering for Obama with a clear conscience, and encourage others who share my reservations to do the same. After all, the lesser of two evils is still the better choice. Sybil Baker Brunswick
Daughtry will stand for women in Augusta
I am a senior at a local private high school. I have been politically active in my community and school since fourth grade. Confronting gender issues and how women are portrayed in our modern society has been a major focus in my life. I feel under- represented as a young female in government. How is our government supposed to be working for the people if a large portion of our population is not equally represented? Therefore, I believe that Mattie Daughtry is the best candidate for District 66 in this upcoming election. Not only does she represent equality, but she inspires other young women to speak out as well. She knows the importance of education and can closely identify with Brunswick students, having attending Brunswick High School herself. Please vote for Mattie Daughtry on Nov. 6. Devon Murphy-Anderson Brunswick
Vote for Goodall, Kent, Question 1
Isn’t it interesting that, when it comes to the economy, all five of the worst-performing states across the country in 2011 had state governments controlled by Republican governors. In fact, in all of New England, only Maine’s economy got smaller in 2011. In Maine, as the election draws near, Republican candidates are running from the results their policies have inflicted on middle-class Mainers over the last two years. The facts show that Republicans’ records in Augusta have made it harder to live, work and invest in Maine. My vote will go to Sen. Seth Goodall in Senate District 19 and Rep. Peter Kent in House District 65, Democratic legislators who have proved they work hard and effectively for education, environment, businesses and the middle class. And when casting your votes on Nov. 6, don’t forget to vote yes on Question 1. Polly Shaw Bath
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Yes on 1 will preserve marriage Our daughter and her partner of 13 years (and wife of seven years) moved back to Maine from Massachusetts last year. Legally, however, their marriage dissolved as they crossed the state line. Suddenly their baby, our grandson, had only one legal parent. They could have moved to Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Rhode Island or New Hampshire and still be legally married, but they wanted to come home to Maine. Imagine if your family legally fell apart as you moved back to your home state. We read letters from people who want to protect marriage. This marriage is the marriage that needs to be protected. This is the marriage of two vibrant young adults, a family of two loving parents and an infant son, who are active members of our community. This marriage needs to remain intact and not be negated at the border. Please vote yes on Question 1. Margaret and Bruce MacDougal Harpswell
Brunswick needs a choice of hospitals I am writing to express my frustration with the continuing pressure being applied by Mid Coast Hospital to close Parkview Adventist Medical Center. Since the consolidation of the Bath and Brunswick hospitals in the early 1990s, the administration of Mid Coast has expressed its goal to have a monopoly on health care in this area, and to eliminate any competition. That may be the Wal-Mart way, but it is not the American way. Many of my neighbors and friends have fond memories of Parkview – they say “I was born there, and my children were born there” or tell of the care provided by the dedicated doctors and loving nurses who go a second mile to visit, spend time, and even pray with their patients. I see a lot of “Take me to Parkview” bumper stickers on cars around town, and think of the hundreds of lives that began at Parkview, or were extended by its emphasis on wellness and preventative medicine. As a certain ad on TV put it,
such services are “priceless.” No one likes a bully, or someone who has to have all the marbles. I personally am thankful for the “big, older brother” assistance of CMHC in offering its support to keep Parkview open and operating, and preventing Mid Coast from “beating up” Parkview in a merger that would ultimately force its closure. Let’s continue to have a choice for health care in our community. Tom Kohls Brunswick
Story unfair to Brunswick GOP chairman I read with humor the story regarding the Brunswick Republican Town Committee chairman. In my many years of following politics at the all levels I have rarely seen such an attack borne out of a single comment to a weekly newspaper. The premise of the initial letter was preposterous. As a long-time Brunswick resident, I am privileged to know Jon Crimmins. I have seen his dedication to causes in which he believes. His commitment to helping candidates has always been evident. For someone who has not lifted a finger to support candidates to throw stones is unseemly and speaks volumes about their own character. Today marriage is a partnership between a husband and a wife. It makes sense for them to have an occasional disagreement about ideology. If Mr. Crimmins’ wife cannot express her support for a candidate by having her own yard sign then what does that say about America? Are women not allowed to express their own thoughts? I believe we have moved beyond that way of thinking. A short time ago Jon was at my house delivering signs. When asked how many signs he had, his reply was “not enough.” That’s typical Jon. He wanted to make sure that as many people as he could reach had signs. He has always answered any call I placed to him in a very timely manner and has worked tirelessly to support Republican candidates. The Brunswick Republican Committee is stronger because Jon Crimmins is their chairman. Carole Graves Brunswick
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I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Mattie Daughtry over the past five years. She is an incredible woman who is determined to create meaningful change in the world. Whether she is working with artists with disabilities or working hard to expose special interests in Augusta, Mattie has been working for the common good. Her commitment to her community and state is inspiring. Mattie is a true leader and would be a great legislator. I admire her ability to build consensus amongst groups of differing opinions. I’ve watched her handle difficult situations with dignity and grace. She listens to those around her and her votes will be informed by the people of Brunswick; not by special interests or partisan politics. I urge all of you to cast your vote for Daughtry in House District 66. We need more women in government and Mattie is exactly what we need in Maine. Brad Lane Johanson Brunswick
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Let’s vote into the Maine House a person with the background, knowledge, political savvy, and common sense to serve Brunswick best: Democrat Mattie Daughtry. Mattie knows the ropes in Augusta from her past year of political reporting. She has colleagues who trust her on both sides of the aisle. She’s a native daughter who is passionate about moving Brunswick and Maine forward with excellent schools, support for essential public needs, and a strong business climate that also protects our environment. Her political acumen and established reputation puts her way ahead of opponents in the ability to get things done. She is ready to go on Day 1 of the next legislative session. Vote Mattie Daughtry, Democrat for District 66. Sue Stableford Brunswick
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Independence in the Senate is an asset, not a liability By Angus King The United States Senate is called “the world’s greatest deliberative body,” a venerable institution where great men and women throughout history have participated in the exchange of big ideas that made America great. Debate and compromise have never been easy, but they’ve always been necessary, and the Senate itself is the product of compromise. The spirit of collaboration that defined the Senate, however, has been lost in a wave of King bitter partisanship and ideological intolerance. Somewhere along the way, the world’s greatest deliberative body stopped deliberating. We saw it most
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recently when Congress adjourned without a budget and left many important matters on the table. The congressional gridlock and log-jamming going on is why I am running as an independent for the U.S. Senate. It’s why Sen. Olympia Snowe, who is a respected, trusted, intelligent leader, is leaving. The issue is partisan politics. If partisan politics are so bad it can frustrate a senator of her stature, then it’s time to try something new; it is time to move beyond party. What does it mean to be an independent? For Washington insiders it means asking the question: who will I caucus with as an independent. And I am still not answering that; I can’t if I am to truly be independent. For the many people I have talked to while touring the state and reconnecting, it’s about being a voice for them; about loyalty to Maine people over party. Independents and independence are familiar to Maine, it’s part of our cultural heritage. Maine is a hugely independent state with our heritage of logging, fishing and tilling the soil. Our country faces daunting challenges. Uncertainty and brinksmanship from the government have stifled growth, and Maine and the country are still hurting as a result. We need a deficit reduction plan to restore confidence in the economy. We should expand rural broadband access so that rural areas grow and compete in the global Internet economy, because the status quo amounts to an economic death sentence. Social Security and Medicare are critical for older Mainers. Medicare faces an uncertain future and Social Security needs strengthening.There are ways to reform the programs that will ensure their long term sustainability. Challenges aren’t new, and we solved them in the past through compromise and cooperation. Our representatives today, however, confuse “principles” with intolerance. They won’t listen to new ideas or work together. Mainers are frustrated by Congress’s score keeping, and they don’t have time for stalemates. While Democrats and
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Republicans argue over who is winning, Mainers are losing. The tireless fisherman, farmers, loggers and small business owners of Maine can’t wait for answers. They are being overwhelmed by health-care costs, $4-per-gallon gas at the pump, uncertainty, and an anemic economy. But none of this can be fixed if the system designed to make all our lives better is broken, and right now it is. That’s why I’m running for Senate. I’m not naïve or arrogant enough to believe I can stroll into Washington and change everything overnight. The Senate isn’t waiting for someone to tell them what’s wrong or how they can fix things. But the current system isn’t working, it’s time to try something different and we have to start somewhere. My opponents claim that an independent can’t be effective, and that I can’t accomplish anything without the support of a national party. I’m struck by how familiar those arguments sound – I heard the same things when I ran for governor as an independent. But during my administration we cut taxes, brought unemployment to historically low levels, and fixed our budgets. We shrunk government while increasing productivity, we filled the state’s reserves, and we rebuilt our infrastructure, making repairs that were long overdue. If I am fortunate enough to be elected, I will go to Washington and work across the aisle – I will work with anyone, regardless of party label, who is ready to get to work and bring about solutions that move our country forward. Independence isn’t a liability; in this moment, it’s a tremendous asset. The founding fathers provided us with the Senate to help us confront the issues we face. In short, the world’s greatest deliberative body needs to start deliberating again, and I’d like to contribute to that conversation. Former Gov. Angus King of Brunswick is an independent candidate for U.S. Senate from Maine.
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Leadership must work for Maine’s working people By Charlie Summers One of Maine’s hallmark industries is struggling, and what they need right now more than anything is leadership. On a recent rainy Thursday night, I drove to Rockland to spend time with some of our lobstermen. The Maine Lobstermen’s Association held a candidates meeting to brief congressional and legislative candidates on the challenges their members are facing, and to address what elected officials can do to help Summers sustain this iconic Maine industry. The challenges faced by our lobster industry are not complex. MLA Executive Director Patrice McCarron and Chairman David Cousens presented a clear case that the industry needs help finding new ways to market their product and developing more cost-effective ways to do business. Maine’s lobster industry has been hit hard, along with the rest of our state, by an economy that’s struggling to rebound from one of the worst recessions in our nation’s history. As gas prices have more than doubled in the last four years, the price Maine’s lobstermen have gotten for their product has plummeted. Any small businessman will tell you making less money with more overhead is a recipe for disaster, and this is the hard reality that confronts our lobster industry every day. A discouraging trend I heard more about is the increasing amounts of our harvest being sent to Canada for processing, then shipped back to the U.S. for sale. The few lobster processors in Maine simply can’t compete with their Canadian counterparts, who are propped up by the government, and don’t face the same burdensome regulatory and tax environment Maine processors do. This needs to change. We must create an environment in Maine and across the country that will allow our products to be made, processed and distributed right here at home – from start to finish. But this won’t be an easy fix. There is a building consensus that old fashioned American innovation could provide the answer the lobster industry’s problems. One option may be to explore niche markets that yield higher margins, which could make certain lobstermen aren’t spending more in overhead than they’re taking in from rock-bottom prices. The sense of pride we all share in the Maine brand could be reinforced through a creative marketing program that reminds the world the best lobster comes from Maine. Finally we must explore remedies – both in Augusta and Washington – to promote lobster processing right here in Maine while ensuring our Canadian neighbors play by the rules. I asked the lobstermen in Rockland directly what I can do, if elected, in the U.S. Senate to protect and advance the interests of Maine’s lobster industry. Their answer to me was crystal clear: they need their elected officials to stand up for Maine and lead in Washington. Our lobstermen need strong leadership because the issues they face aren’t always cut and dry. Differences of opinion on key issues like trap limits and fishing seasons continue to exist within the industry. Getting Maine’s lobstermen back on their feet will mean providing the leadership to move the process forward, making sure Mainers know they have a strong advocate fighting for them in Washington. What I saw in Rockland was an industry ready to take matters into their own hands. They are developing a path forward based on a strong-willed self-reliance only Mainers could have; they aren’t looking for the government to come in and magically make it all better. Looking to Washington, our lobster industry simply needs a fair playing field and access to the necessary resources so they can get themselves through this difficult time.
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Reject the status quo, reclaim the future By Cynthia Dill One of life’s truer sayings is, “Past is prelude.” It reminds us that our history can be our future, that our past mistakes can be repeated – unless we make deliberate, thoughtful efforts to change course, to chart a new direction, to seek fair winds and following seas. You need a strong champion at the helm these days. Not someone who is more interested in their financial portfolio or political pedigree than in the daily concerns of you and your family. I am running as the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from Maine and I have learned so much in Dill this election season. I would not trade this wonderful experience for anything; it is humbling to talk to Maine people about their troubles and hopes, their worries and dreams for the future. I have learned that the people I meet and see on the campaign trail are worth fighting for – that your families, children, and shared hopes for tomorrow are the core threads that make our community fabric possible. I have also learned that some forces will stop at nothing and do whatever it takes to grab a U.S. Senate seat. Even if it means buying it with out-of-state money, with the strings of special interest groups visibly attached. I have learned anew what it means to be the underdog, who takes on the big kids, who stands up to the bullies, who follows principle over personal gain. If we don’t learn from our collective past, then we will be doomed to repeat it. The past is not Gov. Paul LePage, who won a crowded race by riding a red tide. The past is not fear and loathing. The past is not something from which to cower. The past is the status quo. And we can change the status quo and reclaim our future, together. Today, extreme wealth and extreme politics run Congress, and both of my top opponents in this race reflect what’s wrong with Washington. The extremists in the GOP want the government to control people’s personal lives and believe that corporations have the same legal standing as an individual.
Charlie Summers, an extreme Republican, is a tea party candidate who denies the existence of climate change and is a devotee of anti-government operative Grover Norquist. Angus King is yet another millionaire who wants to be U.S. senator because it will fill out his professional resume so nicely. Personally, he is out of touch with Maine working families. He likes to say the two-party system is broken and that only he can fix it. Which is really convenient, but preposterous on its face. What’s broken in America is the stranglehold that the wealthy and the extreme Republicans have on our democracy, which is starting to more resemble a plutocracy, beholden only to the interests of the super-wealthy and super-connected. But not beholden to you, the average Maine voter. We can change the future by changing the status quo. We can shake off the shackles of financial special interests and Wall Street giants by focusing on the needs of voters over the needs of corporations. We can end the reign of the 1 percent of the super wealthy controlling the 99 percent of the rest of us. But I need your help to get it done. Your vote has the power to make substantive change, to increase the number of women in the U.S. Senate, to elect someone who will fight for your interests. I am your champion. I will push for real change and I will break from the past formula of failure that has besieged our Congress. It’s not about having two political parties; it’s about having our Congress controlled by the pompous, the privileged, the pandering. It is time to remake the Senate, retake the Congress and keep moving America forward, not backward to policies of exclusion and expediency. I will fight for working Americans. I vow to protect Social Security and Medicare, to push for the full implementation of Obamacare and to protect America’s middle-class by securing more jobs, improving education and creating equal opportunities. I represent a new generation of leadership. With your help, I can win this thing. State Sen. Cynthia Dill of Cape Elizabeth is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine.
October 26, 2012
Electing King will show Maine gets it Let’s get right to it. Maine voters should elect Angus King to the United States Senate. King alone among the candidates possesses the temperament, the profile, and the acumen to advocate effecGlobal tively for Maine people and to continue an important tradition of independent, honorable, mature and centrist representation. King’s positions on the major issues of the day are well-reasoned. He is inquisitive, eager to learn, and has a sincere desire to understand competing views. He is neither ideologue nor demagogue. His centrist approach is particularly needed at this Perry B. Newman time of acrimonious hyperpartisanship. But Mainers should elect him not only because of his moderate stance on the issues.
He is the right person, in the right place, at the right time for the right job. He is likely to be effective and his impact will be positive and tangible. Here’s why: • Gravitas. The Senate is a deliberative body whose members possess the awesome power, among other things, to approve or place a hold on lifetime judicial nominations, to ratify treaties, to confirm cabinet appointments, and to declare war. Senators play an important role in foreign relations, and may be privy to the most sensitive intelligence briefings. King has relevant international and executive experience, as well as the temperament to make wise and considered decisions. Deeply thoughtful and prudent, he would likely be an influential senator even if the Senate was not so closely divided along party lines. • Experience. As an independent governor, King worked effectively with both parties and projected a positive and energetic image of Maine at home and abroad. He knows what it is to govern. He advocated for big ideas, some of which came to fruition (the laptop computer initiative) and some of which did not (the Compact for Maine’s Forests.) Despite King’s eight years as an independent governor, no legislator who served during King’s two terms in office has come forward to disparage his effectiveness or his
leadership as governor. That silence – and the tacit respect it reflects – speaks volumes. • Maturity. King conducts himself with polish and professionalism. He listens, considers and decides. His opinions are informed by facts, the opinions of others whose views he respects, and by his own research. He has met and had substantive discussions with presidents, premiers, prime ministers, ambassadors and others whose responsibilities demand a commensurate level of maturity and profile. He is ready for prime time. • Ethics. King has lived and worked in Maine for nearly 40 years. Over the course of a successful career in law, business and government his reputation for integrity remains unquestioned. At a time when our institutions are under siege, the effort to push back against corrupting forces will require a voice of unquestioned ethical propriety. King can be that voice. As a legislator told me years ago, “There’s no chink in that man’s moral armor.” • Judgment. King knows when to speak, when to remain silent, when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em. His major party opponents may be sincere and zealous advocates, but one has to question their judgment. Democratic candidate continued next page
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Summers from page 11 I was thrilled for the opportunity to spend a few hours with these hard-working people, and I hope the other candidates also have the opportunity to meet with them. Though the struggles they face are daunting, it was inspirational to see an industry so willing and eager to do the hard work necessary to put themselves back on a path towards prosperity. These are the working people that characterize Maine and will bring America’s economy back to life, and I look forward to providing the leadership they are looking for in the United States Senate. Secretary of State Charlie Summers of Scarborough is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Maine.
Global Matters from previous page Cynthia Dill ridiculed President Obama’s big-money fundraising efforts by holding a mock bake sale during the president’s visit to Maine. Republican Charlie Summers famously antagonized Sen. Olympia Snowe by endorsing her tea party rival in the senator’s primary campaign – despite Summers’ having worked for Snowe for years. You can say that these were demonstrations of pluck and independence, or you can call them illadvised gambits reflecting poor judgment. But neither reflects an approach likely to win cooperation in the Senate. None of this would persuade me to support King, however, if his positions on the issues weren’t reasonable and likely to benefit Maine and the country. He supports marriage equality, is pro-choice on reproductive issues and supports the Affordable Care Act; he refuses to sign a “no tax” pledge because he understands that reducing the debt requires both reductions in spending and increases in revenue; he recognizes the importance of traditional industries, but knows the future depends upon investments in technology and efficiency; he understands that politically and economically, the world is both asymmetric and interdependent, and that we cannot abdicate our values or our role on the international stage. In short, King gets it. Yet, what may be even more important is that by eschewing the worst of hyper-partisanship, we can in this election show the country that Maine gets it, too. And that, along with Angus King in the U.S. Senate, just might change everything. Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council. His website is perrybnewman.com/.
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For love or money shouldn’t matter Lately the media has been indulging in a feeding frenzy over the case of a Kennebunk Zumba instructor who allegedly provided a little extracurricular workout for some of her male clients. The focus of all the prurient public interest has been “The List,” a roster of the woman’s alleged clients. I say “allegedly” and The Universal “alleged” because no one has been convicted of anything, except in the court of public opinion. Presumably, the woman and her male business partner kept a client list and videotaped some of her performances as insurance for when they inevitably got caught. Shame on them for that. A couple of the Edgar Allen Beem alleged johns went to court in an attempt to keep the names on The List from being made public. Should the courts and the press have made the names public? Probably. Protecting the male clients while pillorying the female would be a double standard. But this whole sad side show could have been avoided in a more reasonable world. Prostitution is a victimless crime, or it would be if it were legal. The greatest harm being done in the Kennebunk case is being done by the justice system. All the heartbreak of fathers and husbands misbehaving didn’t need to happen. Yes, the men should have thought of that before they hooked up with a prostitute, but there is no compelling public interest in criminalizing her behavior or theirs. And what’s wrong with a single man paying for services rendered? In a more just world, no one’s name would have been made public, because no one would have been indicted, arrested or charged. Adultery and infidelity may be sins, but they are not crimes. And having sex for money should not be either. Back in the 1980s I spent an illuminating evening accompanying the Portland Police Depart-
ment undercover prostitution unit as they went after johns. A female officer posed as a streetwalker while back-up units waited within eye sight. The fact that she was better looking than any real hooker in Portland should have been a tip-off, but it was like shooting fish in a barrel. An unsuspecting schnook would pull over to the curb, the decoy would ask him what he wanted, a price was agreed upon, and then she’d direct the man to drive into a nearby alley where backups units would swoop down to ruin the guy’s evening, maybe his marriage, possibly even his life. Let me spare the self-righteous Puritans out there the trouble of asking: no, I would not want anyone in my family engaging in prostitution, any more than I would want them using drugs. But that doesn’t mean I think prostitution should be a crime. The Internet is awash in porn. There’s sex and violence like never before on television and in the media. The mainstream media sells sex in the form of endless stories about the Kennebunk Zumba prostitute, even though the alleged behavior only amounts to a bunch of misdemeanors. You’d think Bill Clinton had been caught with his pants down. Sex sells, but you can’t sell sex. Yes, there are legitimate concerns about sexually transmitted diseases, supporting drug habits with prostitution, the exploitation of young women and men cruising for sex in residential neighborhoods. But in more civilized countries where prostitution is legal, it is regulated and sex workers are regularly screened for disease. What I remember most about that night on Deering Street was how dirty and complicit I felt for taking part, for going along as the police arrested an elderly man for expressing a willingness to pay for a pleasure he was not going to get any other way. Bottom line: It’s nobody’s business, especially not the government’s, what two consenting adults do in private, whether it’s for love or money. Shame on anyone who thinks it is. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/139614
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Ted Raedel on a warrant. Lemont was also issued a summons on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 10/18 at 1:39 p.m. Chelsey Murray, 24, of Dummer Street, was arrested on Water Street by Detective Marc Brunelle on a charge of assault. 10/19 at 12:25 a.m. William Hanley, 58, of Popham Road, Phippsburg, was arrested on King Street by Officer Garrett Olson on a charge of operating under the influence.
Arrests 10/15 at 2:37 p.m. Alec Lemont, 22, of Centre Street, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer
10/16 A 16-year-old male, of Bath, was issued a summons on High Street on a charge of possession of tobacco products.
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10/19 Andrea White, 19, of Cobb Road, was issued a summons on Newton Road by Officer Michelle Small on a charge of assault. 10/21 Brent Holbrook, 18, of Phippsburg, was issued a summons on Chandler Drive by Officer Ted Raedel on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Whatdunit? 10/21 at 10:56 a.m. Sgt. Jeff Shiers responded to the report of a cracked side window at Bohemian Rose on Front Street. It is unclear whether the damage, totaling about $300, was the result of vandalism or age and weathering.
Fire calls 10/15 at 2:18 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1. 10/15 at 11:15 p.m. False alarm on High Street. 10/16 at 6:53 a.m. Odor investigation on Richardson Street.
EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 46 calls from Oct. 15-21.
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COMMON SENSE SAYS TO VOTE NO ON QUESTION #1! Marriage is not about hatred, bigotry and homophobia. Rather, marriage is about identifying, reinforcing and preserving a diverse and healthful sexual foundation for traditional marriage. Pillars of sameness were never intended to be used to balance the foundation of marriage. Marriage has to do with sexual expression and when sexual expression is between a faithful husband and a faithful wife, diseases will not filter into society. To better insure that there will be sexually disease free candidates for marriage, the public schools have worked with youth and their parents to implement programs with the intent of keeping sexually transmitted diseases out of the institution of marriage and society. Unfortunately, teaching safe, same gender sexual expression falls within the realm of teaching youth how to smoke safely. We all need to recognize our fear of not being politically correct and exercise our freedom of speech and expression to inform youth about the dangers of same gender sexual expression. The following video on You Tube is a step in that direction: Shocking 2010 CDC update about homosexuality, HIV and AIDS. (The Center for Disease Control, (CDC) is a private governmental agency.) Prepared and paid for by Concern for Children, Box 115, 200 Margaret Street, Almont, ND 58520
10/18 at 9:02 a.m. Darrell Klawikowski, 42, of Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, was arrested on Penneville Road by Officer Paul Plummer on a warrant. 10/18 at 12:30 p.m. Justin Ryan, 40, no address listed, was arrested on Dunning Street by Detective Richard Cutliffe on a probation hold. 10/18 at 8:19 p.m. Nicole L. Pelletier, 22, of Cushing Street, was arrested at Merrymeeting Plaza on Bath Road by Officer Patrick Scott on charges of violating condition of release and possession of marijuana. 10/19 at 12:14 a.m. Scott A. Coombs, 36, of Dummer Street, Bath, was arrested on Old Bath Road by Officer Patrick Scott on a probation hold and a warrant. 10/19 at 10:38 a.m. Wayne D. Dyer, 34, of Portland, was arrested on Medical Center Drive by Officer Justin Dolci on a warrant. 10/19 at 2:06 p.m. Scott T. O'Leary, 31, of Bonny Brook Place, was arrested on Mason Street by Oficer Thomas Stanton Jr. on charges of operating under the influence and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. 10/20 at 12:11 a.m. Jessica N. Kemp, 25, of Bluff Road, Bath, was arrested on Pleasant Street by Officer Patrick Scott on charges of operating under the influence and theft of lost, mislaid or misdelivered property. 10/20 at 1:22 a.m. Joshua W. Carslick, 27, of Coombs Road, was arrested on Station Avenue by Oficer Matthew Swan on a charge of operating under the influence. 10/20 at 12:09 p.m. Jason J. Gilpatric, 34, of Main Street, Richmond, was arrested on Merepoint Road by Officer Paul Plummer on a warrant. 10/20 at 1:55 p.m. Christopher J. Robinson, 34, of Merepoint Road, was arrested on Federal Street by Officer Gretchen Paxton on a charge of violating a protection order. 10/20 at 5:41 p.m. Matisse L. Deshazier, 30, of Old Portland Road, was arrested on Old Portland Road by Officer Patrick Scott on a warrant. 10/21 at 12:30 a.m. Audrey A. Coffin, 26, of Oakledge Road, Harpswell, was arrested at Gurnet and Coombs roads by Officer Brian Funke on a warrant and a charge of operating after license suspension.
Summonses 10/18 at 8:19 p.m. Brandon P. Boshea, 21, of Cushing Street, was issued a summons at Merrymeeting Plaza on Bath Road by Officer Patrick Scott on a charge of operating while
license is suspended or revoked. 10/19 at 8:27 a.m. David A. Dickey, 57, of Cumberland Street, was issued a summons on Pleasant Street by Officer Gretchen Paxton on a charge of criminal trespass. 10/19 at 5:31 p.m. Johnny R. Yim, 47, of Church Road, was issued a summons on Pleasant Street by Officer Patrick Scott on a charge of operating while license is suspended or revoked.
10/16 at 8:23 p.m. Smoke detector activation on Lunt Road. 10/18 at 10:24 a.m. Mold inspection on Union Street. 10/18 at 1:28 p.m. Needle collection on Pleasant Street. 10/18 at 7:23 p.m. Strange odor on Cedar Street. 10/22 at 11:30 a.m. Fire alarm on Maine Street.
EMS Brunswick emergency medical services responded to 30 calls from Oct. 18-23.
10/17 at 3:24 p.m. Roger Burke, 30, no address listed, was arrested on Topsham Fair Mall Road by Officer Robert Ramsay on a warrant. 10/17 at 10:26 p.m. Mark Edens, 55, of Wichita, Kan., was arrested on Topsham Fair Mall Road on a warrant.
10/19 at 1:31 p.m. Desaray Hayes, 21, no address listed, was issued a summons by Detective Mark LaFountain on Fourth Street on a charge of operating after suspension. 10/20 at 1:38 p.m. Bernard Boisvert, 51, of Town and Country Drive, Lisbon, was issued a summons on Lewiston Road by Sgt. Frederick Dunn on charges of false identification of registration plates and operating with a suspended registration. 10/20 at 7:42 p.m. Shawn Groves, 48, of Medford, Mass., was issued a summons on Topsham Fair Mall Road by Sgt. Frederick Dunn on a charge of operating with a suspended registration. Time for more change 10/16 at 12:24 p.m. Officer Randy Cook responded to the burglary of a vehicle parked on Bickford Drive the previous night. The vehicle had been left unlocked, and a small amount of change was taken.
10/15 at 4:21 p.m. Public service on Munroe Lane. 10/15 at 4:37 p.m. Vehicle leaking fuel on Main Street. 10/16 at 8:51 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maintenance Way. 10/16 at 8:02 p.m. Fire alarm on Woodcock Drive. 10/17 at 1:05 p.m. Carbon monoxide and fire alarm activation on Warbler Drive. 10/17 at 7:36 p.m. Mutual aid to Lewiston. 10/17 at 9:58 p.m. Fire alarm on Bridge Street. 10/19 at 6:52 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Interstate 295.
Topsham emergency medical services responded to 17 calls from Oct. 16-23.
10/15 at 11:11 a.m. Erin G. Perry, 30, of Cundy's Harbor Road was arrested by Deputy Clayton Stromsky on a charge of domestic violence assault.
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Brian Allen Foster, 63: Lover of history, antique radios BATH — Brian Allen Foster, 63, died Oct. 12 at Mid Coast Hospital after a long struggle with cancer. Foster was born in Bath on July 19, 1949, the son of Oliver and Germaine (Gagnon) Foster. He graduated in 1967 from Morse High School, where he was an active member of the band and later the Bath Municipal Band. He went on to earn a degree in electrical Foster design at ITT Technical Institute of Boston. Foster was a lifelong lover of history, especially the golden age of radio. He traveled throughout Europe, visiting the Lakes District of England several times. He also was a talented Americana artist, whose works primarily captured the great sailing ships. A lover of all antiques, he particularly enjoyed collecting and restoring vintage radios and old homes in Bath. He was owner of Dreamland Radio in Bath and of Fosters Trading Company in Boothbay, Damariscotta and Edgecomb. He also served as publisher of the Maine Antique Guide. Foster is survived by his sisters, Marilyn Foster, of Westbrook, and Linda Lomba, of Bath; two nephews, Johnny Lomba, of Portland, and Christopher Lomba, of Seattle; and his niece, Sarah Lomba deGrandis, of Portland. A funeral was held Oct. 18 at All Saints Parish, St. Mary’s Church, in Bath. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dean Snell Foundation or the Coastal Humane Society. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.
Lauriette Caron, 88 BRUNSWICK — Lauriette Caron, 88, died Oct. 16. She was born in Brunswick June 15, 1924, the daughter of Antoine and Aldea Duval Tetreault. She graduated from St. John’s Catholic School. On June 28, 1947, she married Lawrence Bernard Caron. Caron worked at Verney Mill from 1939 until her marriage. After her children were Caron grown, she returned to work, serving in the cutting room at HealthTex for 20 years. She retired in 1987. After retirement she traveled on several Maine Line bus tours. She enjoyed decorating her home and keeping her flower gardens blooming. To stay in shape, she enjoyed walking and won ribbons in walking competitions at the Maine Senior Games. S t y l i s t
BRUNSWICK — Audrey L. Wilson, 96, died Oct. 15 at Mid Coast Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Freeport, the daughter of Fred M. Parker and Blanche E. Grant. In 1953, she married Lee A. Wilson and Wilson resided in Topsham where she lived until 2010. She then made her home in Freeport with her daughter Faye and her husband. At an early age, Wilson learned to pick crabmeat and worked at Day’s Crabmeat in Yarmouth, where she met Steven Day, who later became her son-in-law. Wilson loved bird-watching and fed them every day. Wilson was predeceased by her husband, Lee A. Wilson; two children, Paul M. Basinet and Eilene L. McKenney; two grandchildren, Paul L. Craig and Buddy A. Basinet; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Basinet and Cory McKenney; and her sister, Marjorie Bickford. Surviving are her daughters Marjorie Craig and her husband, Leslie, of Brunswick, Faye Day and her husband, Steven, of Freeport, and Caroline Vining and her husband, Charles, of Yarmouth; a son, Roger Basinet, and his wife, Glenda, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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of Engineering. In addition, he earned a master’s in organizational psychology from the University of Detroit. On Sept. 4, 1954, he married Ruth Davis in Swampscott, Mass. He worked for Chrysler and General Motors for many years, and his career took him around the world. Among other places, he lived in Australia and Japan. While working for GM, he developed a mid-engine Corvette, which debuted at the 1967 Paris Auto Show and was subsequently shown around the world. He was a member of the Automotive Society for Mechanical Engineers and the Association of Automotive Engineers. Nies was also an environmentalist, contributed to wildlife conservancies and enjoyed bird watching. Besides his wife Ruth, of Brunswick, Nies is survived by four children, Loring Nies of Lafayette, Ind., Donald Nies and
Loring F. Nies, 78 BRUNSWICK — Loring F. Nies, 78, of Sparwell Lane, died Oct. 16 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born Feb. 21, 1934, the son of Loring Frederick and Margaret Catherine Holland Nies, in Lynn, Mass. Nies Nies graduated from Swampscott High School and Tufts University’s College of Engineering. He received a master’s degree from Chrysler Institute
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Clarence Emery Hilyard, 88 BRUNSWICK — Clarence Emery Hilyard, Sr., 88, died Oct. 14 at the VA Medical Center in Augusta following a long illness. He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Fort Fairfield, a son of Daniel Thomas and Elvira Mae (Emery) Hilyard. Hilyard He attended schools in Fort Fairfield and graduated from Fort Fairfield High School. Hilyard served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during World War II. He was employed for many years as a supervisor for Henkels & McCoy in Pennsylvania. Among his accomplishments, he created a computer program to estimate job costs for fiber optic networks used in hospitals, universities and other enterprises. He retired in 1994. Hilyard was a Master Maine Guide and an avid outdoorsman. He and his wife, Glenda, owned and operated Katahdin Lake Camps in Millinocket from 1965 to 1970. The years he spent there gave him and his family lasting memories that have reverberated through the generations. He was predeceased by his first wife Glenda Irene (Doughty) Hilyard; sisters Betty, Dawn Horton and Mary O. Look;
and a brother, Daniel Thomas Hilyard, Jr. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Cecelia E. (Flick) Hilyard of Bowdoin; two sons, Clarence E. Hilyard, Jr., of West Cumberland and David F. Hilyard, of Actos, Calif.; two daughters, Judith E. Hilyard, of Ashland, Ore., and Wanda M. (Hilyard) Gonzalez and her husband, Gilbert, of San Antonio; a step-son, Laurence Ross, of Mapleton; two step-daughters, Elizabeth Basinet, of Brunswick, and Julie Arsenault, of North Yarmouth; a sister, Elsie Gardner, of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Ralph D. Look, of Addison; and 19 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and a large extended family. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Beals Island Wesleyan Church, followed by burial at Church Street Cemetery in Addison. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Brunswick Chapter, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Brunswick, ME 04011. Arrangements are through Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.
Phyllis Rosemary Keough, 89 TOPSHAM — Phyllis Rosemary Keough, 89, of Old Farm Road, died Oct. 14 at Freeport Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Bangor, a daughter of Merle N. and Gladys M. Doble Crossman, and was educated in the local schools. Keough married James E. Keough Sr. and they made their home in Topsham. She loved writing poetry and short stories, some of which were published. Among her several hobbies were gardening and sewing. Most of all, Keough was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, and was an active member of the 55 Plus Center and the Writers Group of Brunswick. She is predeceased by her husband, James, four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by a daughter, Diane Bowser, and her husband, Charles, of Topsham; a son, James Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Litchfield; four grandchildren,
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Mary Elizabeth Johnson Butler, 91 BRUNSWICK — Mary Elizabeth Johnson Butler, 91, died Oct. 16 in Brunswick. Born at the family home in Topsham on Sept. 28, 1921, to Arthur Berry and Angela (Hazelton) Johnson, she attended Topsham schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1938. Butler Butler attended Wellesley College, graduating in 1942. She then worked as a cub reporter and photographer for The Brunswick Record. Butler went on to serve as the editor of The Connecticut Alcoan, the house publication for Aluminum Company of America in Bridgeport-Fairfield, Conn. during World
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War II, and then served as a radio writer at WRNL-AM in Richmond, Va. In 1947, she returned to Brunswick to become the executive director of the Brunswick chapter of the American Red Cross, where she met Edward Eric Butler, one of the many World War II veterans attending Bowdoin College. The couple were married in 1947 and Mary turned her talents to raising their children Katherine, Elizabeth and Edward Eric Butler, Jr. Butler eventually returned to her professional career as director for alumnae giving at Wellesley College, strengthening her lifelong love for the college and its mission of educating strong women. In 1986, the couple retired to Brunswick, where she pursued her lifelong love of learning, sailing, gardening, painting and writing. She is survived by her husband, Edward; her three children, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Edward Eric Butler, Jr.; and a grandson, Benjamin Allen Butler. She was predeceased by her brothers Arthur Berry Johnson, Jr. and Clarence Hazelton Johnson and sisters Helen Johnson Dudley, Angela Johnson Fellows and Ruth Johnson McCarter A memorial service was held Oct. 20 at St. Paul’s Church in Brunswick. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Topsham. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.
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Obituaries Joseph F. Skelton, 37 TOPSHAM — Joseph F. Skelton, 37, died Oct. 15 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long illness. He was born in Brunswick on Sept. 29, 1975, the son of Leonard O. Jr. and Theresa A. Smothers Skelton. Skelton attended Bowdoinham and Topsham schools and was a 1995 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School. He enjoyed computer games, Facebook, Playstation and watching NASCAR
races on television. He also enjoyed animals and going out to socialize with friends. Surviving is his father, Leonard O. Skelton Jr; his brother, Leonard O. Skelton III, of Bowdoinham; his Skelton mother, Theresa McKellar, of Richmond; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service was held Oct. 22 at the Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham. Memorial donations may be made to Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102, and will be used to help children with heart disease and diabetes. Memorial condolences may be expressed and a video tribute viewed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.
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Awards Appointments The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants recently appointed Merrill Barter as one of 10 national members of the State and Local Taxation Technical Resource Panel through September 2013. Barter is a certified public accountant and a senior manager in Baker Newman Noyes’ tax division. He specializes in corporate and shareholder taxation, with a focus on multi-state tax issues. The AICPA’s State and Local Taxation Technical Research Panel is responsible for numerous state and local tax issues, including monitoring legislative and regulatory activity regarding state and local taxes,
The Scarborough Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors recently announced the recipients of the 2012 Outstanding Scarborough Business awards. Recipients include: James A. McBrady Inc. as Outstanding Legacy Business; Mainely Wraps as Outstanding New Business; Katahdin Analytical Services as Outstanding Technology Business; Nonesuch Oysters as Outstanding Micro Business; Scarborough Community Chamber for its Outstanding Contribution to Community; and Partners for World Health as Outstanding Nonprofit Award. KeyBank recently selected Susan Doliner, vice president for development at Maine Medical Center, to receive the Key4Women Achieve Award. The award
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Designations Add Verb Productions, a nonprofit program of the University of New England, has been recognized by the magazine staff of Teaching Tolerance for its book, “Out & Allied,” an anthology of performance pieces written by lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and queer youth and allies. Teaching Tolerance listed “Out & Allied” as a best pick in culturally aware literature and resources for professional development and teachers of all grades in their fall 2012 edition. “Out and Allied” was edited by Add Verb Director Cathy Plourde along with Meghan Brodie, Ph.D., from the University of Southern Maine, Add Verb AmeriCorps Vista volunteers and youth interns. Tracey Stevens, of Freeport, has earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk, which is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. The institute grants the designation only to those municipal clerks who complete demanding education requirements; and who have a record of significant contributions to their local government, community and state. The International Institute of Municipal Clerks, founded in 1947, has 10,300 members throughout the United
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BerryDunn recently announced that Rebecca Isaacs has been hired as a tax manager in the firm’s tax consulting and compliance group. Isaacs is a graduate of the University of Southern New Hampshire with a degree in accounting. Prior to joining BerryDunn, she was employed by Gibbons & Kawash. Fluid Imaging Technologies recently hired Regina Farren, of Portland, as office manager for the Yarmouth-based tech firm. Prior to joining Fluid Imaging Technologies, Farren worked at FetchDog in Portland where she was a catalog project manager and image asset manager. Prior to that, she served as the studio manager for a commercial photography studio that grew from 3 people to 25 people during her tenure. Lisa Magnacca recently joined Drummond Woodsum after graduating from the University of Maine School of Law. Her law practice will focus primarily on business and commercial law matters, including commercial lending, community development and real estate matters. While in law school, Magnacca served as a judicial extern with Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, and as an extern with the United States Attorney’s Appellate Division in Portland. In addition, she served as articles editor for the Maine Law Review, and as a legal writing teaching assistant, instructing first-year law students in oral advocacy and legal research and writing. She was also a member of the Women’s Law Association and the Maine Association for Construction and Real Estate Law.
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Putney Inc., a pet pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, recently organized a group of local veterinarians to provide free wellness checkups for dogs participating in the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland’s annual fundraiser, Paws in the Park. Local veterinarians who donated their time to provide the free examinations are: Doug Andrews from Falmouth Veterinary Hospital in Falmouth, Alden Chadbourne from Brackett Street Veterinary Hospital in Portland, Sara Leven from Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital in Portland, and Nellie Savage from Brackett Street Veterinary Hospital in Portland. The Schnitzer Steel Industries Racing to Stop Hunger Foundation has made a $11,000 matching grant to Preble Street food programs to help feed hungry people throughout southern Maine. A newly created philanthropy, the Racing to Stop Hunger Foundation, coordinates and supports connections between Schnitzer Steel employees and their local communities. The donation to Preble Street provides an important investment in food supplies for Preble Street emergency food programs, where more than 30,000 meals each month are distributed to people struggling with poverty and homelessness, people who have no resources or must give up meals because they can’t make ends meet with their limited resources.
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Playoff excitement continues With every sport but football having completed its regular season, there has been plenty of postseason excitement in the Mid-Coast area in recent days. Here’s a glimpse:
Cross country The Brunswick and Mt. Ararat cross country teams took part in the Eastern A regional championship meet, while Morse participated in the Western B meet Saturday. In Belfast, the Dragons and Eagles girls both tallied 65 points to finish a narrow second to Hampden Academy (63) in the Eastern A race. Brunswick’s Tessa Cassidy placed second individually with a time of 20 minutes, 36.31 seconds on the 5-kilometer course. Mt. Ararat’s was paced by Kelly Lynch, who was sixth,
21:10.94. In the boys’ competition, won by Lewiston with 59 points, Mt. Ararat (89) was third and Brunswick (162) was seventh and the final team to qualify for states. Mt. Ararat’s Sam Wood was first individually (17:00.81). Brunswick was led by Jamie Ross (21st, 18:05.22). In the Western B boys’ race in Cumberland, won by Cape Elizabeth with 64 points, Morse placed 12th with 324 and did not qualify. In the girls’ competition, won by Falmouth (66), the Shipbuilders were ninth and also fell short. Individually, Charlotte Recknagel placed 26th for the girls (23:10.0) and Nate Stover was 31st (19:00.1) for the boys. The Class A state meet is Saturday in
Bowdoin’s fall season winds down
Belfast. The New England championships are Saturday, Nov. 10 in Cumberland.
Boys’ soccer Mt. Ararat topped the Eastern A boys’ soccer playoff field with a 12-1-1 record. The Eagles hosted No. 8 Waterville (84-3) in Wednesday’s quarterfinals. The teams didn’t play in the regular season. Mt. Ararat was hoping to advance to host the semifinal round Saturday against the Brunswick-Bangor winner. The Dragons finished fourth in the Heals with an 8-4-2 record and played host to the fifth-ranked, 8-2-4 Rams. Back on Sept. 21, Brunswick edged visiting Bangor, 1-0. If the Dragons advanced to play the Eagles, they would be looking for their first win this year over their rival. The teams played to a scoreless tie Sept. 7 in Topsham and Mt. Ararat prevailed, 2-1, Oct. 9 in Brunswick. In Western B, Morse finished 12th with a 4-10 record. Only 11 teams from the region made the postseason.
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Bowdoin’s Sam White, a former Falmouth High star, plays the ball during a 2-0 home win over Trinity last weekend. White had a goal as the Polar Bears improved to 8-3-2 overall and 4-3-2 in NESCAC play. Bowdoin’s Rachel Kennedy stole the show Saturday against Trinity, scoring twice in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory. Kennedy was named NESCAC Player of the Week for her heroics as the Polar Bears improved to 12-1.
Roundup Freeport coaching openings Osprey 10K upcoming RSU5 has several winter and spring coach openings. At Freeport High School, vacancies include a boys’ basketball first team, an Alpine head coach, a Nordic head coach and a Nordic assistant. Freeport Middle School seeks an Alpine ski coach and two boys’ and two girls’ lacrosse coaches. Durham Community School has an opening for boys’ “B” basketball. FMI, email@example.com.
St. Joe’s basketball shooting clinic upcoming The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team, under the direction of coach Mike McDevitt, will conduct a shooting clinic for girls in grades 3-9 Sunday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $35 in advance or $45 the day of the clinic. FMI, 893-6671 or mikemcdevitt@ sjcme.edu.
The 31st annual Great Osprey 10K Ocean Run, to benefit the RCE General Scholarship Fund, will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport. Registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. Entry fees are $20 or $25 with a shirt. FMI, 865-6171 or rsu5-rce.org.
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On the girls’ side, top-ranked Morse advanced Tuesday in the Western B quarterfinals after a 4-2 come-from-behind win over visiting No. 8 Freeport and improved to 13-1-1. The Falcons took a 2-0 lead into the half, but the Shipbuilders struck just 20 seconds into the second half to get back in the game on a goal from Brianna Williams. A Trimble goal tied the score. With just under seven minutes to play, Paige Martin put Morse ahead to stay and less than a minute later, Trimble iced it with her second goal. Sadia Crosby made six saves. The Shipbuilders will host No. 4 Poland (8-5-2) in the semifinals this weekend. The teams have no history. In Eastern A, second-ranked Brunswick was stunned by No. 7 Erskine, 3-2, on penalty kicks, in its quarterfinal. The Dragons entered the game undefeated, having won, 5-0, at Erskine back on Sept. 4, but this time, they couldn’t hold an early 2-0 lead and finished the season 14-1.
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Morse’s Charlotte Recknagel heads for a 26th-place individual finish at last weekend’s Western Class B cross country regional meet.
Mt. Ararat got into the field as the No. 8 seed, but its season ended at 9-6 Tuesday with a 4-2 loss at top-ranked Bangor, the defending state champion.
Mt. Ararat managed to go 10-4 this season and win a quarterfinal round playoff game, 4-0, over Lewiston in the quarterfinals, but the Eagles’ run came to an end last weekend when they lost to undefeated, top ranked, two-time defending state champion Skowhegan, 11-0. Mt. Ararat finished 11-5.
Morse wrapped up its football season last weekend with a 27-7 loss at Oceanside and wound up 2-6, out of playoff consideration. Brunswick had a chance to make a major statement when it hosted reigning regional champion Lawrence, but the Dragons fell, 34-7, to drop to 6-2 on the season. Mt. Ararat is now 0-8 following a 38-0 home loss to Skowhegan last weekend. The playoff-bound Dragons host the Eagles in the regular season finale Friday night.
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Maine farm documentary to show at USM
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We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting 1840s-1870s, Oct. 30-Dec. 23, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3124.
Hitchcock After Dark, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 229.
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Warmth and Style, Maine fiber arts, Nov. 1-Dec. 31, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.
“Ghost,” Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.
Keeping Choices in Mind When faced with the challenges of memory loss, choices are critical in the journey of caring for your loved one. At Fallbrook Woods - Maine’s leading memory care community - we are committed to providing choices that honor the self-expression, rituals and routines that are important to each individual in need of memory support.
“Betting the Farm” is a verité documentary that follows three farmers – Aaron Bell, Vaughn Chase, and Richard Lary – and their families through the tumultuous first two years of MOO Milk. With intimate access to their triumphs and disappointments, the film gives audiences a rare glimpse at the real lives of American farmers at a crossroads. The film, co-presented by SPACE Gallery, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at The Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine Campus, 88 Bedford Street, Portland. Admission is $10.
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Museums Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.
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Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org. 10-22-12 to 10-28-12
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/ arctic-museum. Pejepscot Historical Society Mu-
seum, CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier, and Pejepscot’s Early Scots-Irish History, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 7296606.
Music Saturday 10/27 Music and Muffins, 10:30 a.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.
Sunday 10/28 Lore and Music of Halloween Concert, 7 p.m., Winter Street Center,
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“Eurydice,” retelling of the Orpheus myth, Oct. 26-Nov.11, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, suggested $18.”End of Summer,” 8 p.m., Nov. 1-3, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, 725-3375. Sage Swingers, Square and Round Dance Club, for workshop schedules and information, visit sage.squaredanceme.us or email SAGE@SquareDanceME.US.
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Suzy Bogguss drives north to Portland By Scott Andrews Lots of music is coming up over the next week, with the biggest name being Suzy Bogguss, a golden-throated country singer with several gold records to her credit. Maine is blessed with two superb string quartets, and the season-opening concerts of both are slated for this weekend. The DaPonte String Quartet has four concerts scheduled Thursday through Sunday. The Portland String Quartet, operating in “with friends” mode, holds forth on Sunday. The Portland Symphony Orchestra will have a “Cello-bration” on Oct. 30. Maestro Robert Moody’s program revolves around two concertos for two cellos. And perfectly jibing with the theme of pairs, on Nov. 1 Portland Ovations presents a concert by two stellar pianists: Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank.
Suzy Bogguss “Hey Cinderella, what’s the story all about?” That unforgettably plaintive refrain has become the musical signature of Suzy Bogguss, a country singer-songwriter who has sold millions of records and will appear this Saturday at One Longfellow Square. Bogguss’ performances are characterized by a clear voice and a simple, straight-ahead style. Her songwriting invokes simple emotions within an older and simpler Nashville aesthetic. She enjoyed her greatest fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, releasing one platinum and three gold records. Her best-known singles are “Drive South,” “Letting Go” and “Hey Cinderella.” After taking a few years off to start a family, Bogguss returned to the concert circuit in the early 2000s and she’s been active ever since. Her most recent project is “The American Folk Songbook,” which was released in 2011, and features hit music from the 19th-century and early 20th. Catch Suzy Bogguss at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in downtown Portland, at 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
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Country singer Suzy Bogguss, who has several gold and platinum recordings to her credit, appears at One Longfellow Square in Portland this Saturday.
DaPonte String Quartet Portland’s Congress Street Arts District has a major new resident these days: Beginning this weekend, the DaPonte String Quartet will present its concert series at
Portland Public Library’s recently renovated Rines Auditorium. “We have long wanted to find a space to perform in the Arts District,” says Executive Director Amy MacDonald. “It’s an ideal spot for us and a chance to showcase the auditorium’s greatly improved acoustics.” The first program in the 2012-2013 series is entitled “The Austro-Hungarian ‘Invasion.’” It features works by three vastly influential composers who span three centuries: Franz Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in D Major (“The Lark”), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quartet in D Minor, and Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No. 6. The DSQ formed in Philadelphia in the early 1990s and moved to Maine a few years later on a rural residency program grant. When the grant term expired, the four musicians surprised many by embracing Maine as their new home state and base of operations. They have performed all over the U.S. and have an annual academic residency at the University of North Texas. In addition to the Oct. 27 Portland Public Library concert, the series will be performed Oct. 25 at St. John’s Church in
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Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, donate your returnables to Turf McMann. Bootleggers will donate an extra 10 percent of all donations, Fields4ourfuture.org.
St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair & Cafe, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 144 Lincoln St., Bath. 443-3423.
Dining Out Friday 10/26 Spaghetti supper, 5-7 p.m., hosted by Boy Scout Troop 648, St. Charles Parish, McKeen St., Brunswick, 371-9078, general $7, children under 12 $4, families $20.
A Time for Remembering, interfaith memorial service to anyone who died in the past year, 2 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 721-1357.
Christmas by the Sea Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell,
Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937, adults $7, children $3.50.
Beyond start-up business training, Wednesdays Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7 and 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Women, Work & Community, Uni-
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Friday 11/2 Sacred Stories presented by Color of Community, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.
Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Chair yoga, Shannon Elliott, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., $10/class or pay what you can, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, FMI and to preregister, 729-0475. Meals on Wheels, delivery available for home-bound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Money Management Program,
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Sunday 10/28 Concert and dinner, 5:30 p.m., to benefit Safe Harbor Legal Assistance Fund, First Parish Maine Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St., Portland, 773-5747, dinner $10, $5 for children, concert $10.
Wednesday 10/31 fun., 8 p.m., to benefit Mainers United for Marriage, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800745-3000, advance $30, door $35.
Friday 11/2 Pointing the Way, celebration of True North and auction, 6:30 p.m., Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, 20 Milk St., Portland, 781-4488, $65.
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from page 6 er’s syndrome, and having taken him through the school system for eight years has given him a unique outlook on the way education and life work. “The amount of research I have done, I think that can help push the School Board in a certain direction,” Senence said. With this in mind, he said he wants the school Department to focus on “affordable, outcome-focused education.” And if he were elected, Senence said he would want to make the School Board more transparent to constituents and hold everyone in the School Department more accountable, from teachers to administrators to board members. He said part of this means treating the school system like a business and creating long-term and short-term plans to monitor progress. Senence said he understands the stigma of creating such an analogy between government and business, but he thinks it could go a long way in holding people more accountable.
At-large The husband of the Town Council chairwoman and a planning consultant are going head-to-head to replace Small in the at-large seat. King is the owner of Brunswick Taxi and sits on the town’s Personnel Board, which gives input on the hiring and promotion for police officers and firefighters. His wife is Joanne King, who is stepping down from her at-large Town Council seat and position as chairwoman. Together
BRUNSWICK — Former Speaker of the House and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Richardson is among the three candidates running uncontested races for Town Council. Richardson is running for the council’s at-large seat, which will be vacated by Chairwoman Joanne King at the end of the year. “I want to strengthen our schools,” Richardson said. “One of the things I learned about redevelopment of former military installations and one of the things I learned when I worked at Price Waterhouse is that businesses make their decisions based on the basis of how they have five children who have attended public schools. “We’ve had children in the school system for 30 consecutive years,” King said. “... It’s given me valuable insight.” He said he has no agenda for the School Board, adding that input from the community for the at-large seat is most important. King said he always does his homework before making an informed decision on any given issue. Having owned and operated Brunswick Taxi for 22 years, he said he has seen students who have dropped out, and he would want to create a strong network of support to reach them before they leave school. “I’d like to see the (drop-out rate) lower a little,” King said. He said he would also like to work with
strong the local school system is.” He said he also wants to develop a successful and sustainable downtown. Councilor John Perreault is seeking re-election to a second term in District 4. He has run Perreault & Daughters Construction for 12 years. Perreault is married to Corinne Perreault, who is also seeking re-election in the District 4 School Board race. “I felt that I had some unfinished business, not knowing what that business is, but I just didn’t feel complete in saying that I would be done,” Perreault said. “I had a lot of people tell me, before I had to re-run, that they hope I state legislators to increase funding for Brunswick’s public schools. “I believe strong schools are the basis for a strong community,” King said. Like Senence, Prescott said she, too, has been standing on the sidelines while watching the School Department face challenges like the unexpected budget cuts this year. As the wife of a self-employed cabinetmaker and a mother of two young children, she said her perspective as a parent is important. Prescott said her work for Stantec Consulting, a planning consultant agency in Topsham, qualifies her for analyzing large amounts of information and making it accessible for anyone to understand – something she said will come in handy with looking at the school budget.
do, because I ask a lot of questions, I’m willing to stand up for my constituents no matter what.” Councilor Suzan Wilson is seeking reelection to a second term in District 3. She said she calls herself a centrist and pragmatist with no political agenda, and since King is stepping down later this year, she wanted to continue to provide that balance on the council. “I’m seeking re-election because I think if you have a set of goals for yourself,” Wilson said, “it takes some time to build relationships with your colleagues and work on these goals long-term.” — Dylan Martin
She said that while the board needs to make careful use of tax dollars, constituents need to understand the importance of investing in infrastructure upgrades. “Right now it is very clear there are some infrastructure investments that need to be made for the junior high school,” Prescott said. She said Coffin Elementary School is also due for renovations and improvements. There needs to be more feedback accepted from the community, too, Prescott said, and a more honest exchange of ideas between the board when it begins drafting its strategic plan. She said the plan also needs to include specific actions. One thing Prescott said separates her from King is her openness and accessibility. She said that she has reached out to continued page 30
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Portland String Quartet (with Friends) Two works by New England’s bestknown woman composer will be spotlighted this Sunday when the Portland String Quartet opens its 2012-2013 season. The composer is Amy Beach, who was born in New Hampshire in 1867 and spent most of her professional life in Boston. Beach was the first woman in America to achieve major recognition as a composer and she remains among the most admired and influential. Two guest artists from Maine are featured on the program. Dean Stein will sit in as first violinist; he’s a friend of the PSQ who has been substituting during Steven Kecskemethy’s illness. Pianist Cheryl Tschanz is another longtime PSQ friend who 5 will do the solo honors in Beach’s
Piano Quintet in F Sharp Minor as well as her “Balkan Variations.” Other composers on the program will be Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St. in Portland. Call the LARK Society at 761-1522.
Portland Symphony Orchestra The cello has always been an essential element of classical music, but the big string instrument is the theme of Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Oct. 30 program. Maestro Robert Moody is calling the concert a “Cello-bration,” and he’s programmed a number of pieces representing different styles and eras of music to highlight its rich baritone voice. One of the major pieces is Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos. This work calls for two solo cellos, which will be performed by guest artists Joel Noyes and Brian Thornton. Noyes is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and
is the son of two PSO musicians, Richard and Clorinda Noyes. Thornton plays cello for the Cleveland Orchestra. The Concerto for Two Cellos by contemporary composer David Ott is next on the slate, followed by Gioachino Rossini’s popular “William Tell Overture.” Rossini’s famous piece is best known for its thrilling martial passage that was used for many years as the theme music for the “Lone Ranger” television broadcasts. Hi-yo Silver! Away! Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1, the most famous of his symphonies, rounds out the program. Plus there will be a bonus piece that will involve maestro Moody in an unfamiliar role -- playing the cello. Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “Cello-bration” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
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one of Portland Ovations’ major themes for the current season, and the celebration begins with a Nov. 1 concert by two pianists. Soyeon Kate Lee (from Korea) and Ran Dank (from Israel) have received many awards and accolades in their young careers, including taking the top two prizes at the prestigious 2010 Naumberg International Piano Competition. These young artists make their Portland Ovations debut with a program that features several works for two pianos that will include Darius Milhaud’s “Sacramouche,” Claude Debussy’s “Nocturnes” and Maurice Ravel’s “La Valse.” The program will conclude with Lee and Dank performing Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” in the seldom-heard four-hand arrangement -- meaning one piano played by two musicians. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
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The council, however, has not approved the final plan and construction of the crosswalks, because that’s what the Master Implementation Plan committee has been working on. For the Oct. 18 meeting, Perreault said he thought residents and business owners would begin discussing the placement and design of the raised crosswalks. But instead, he said, some business owners said they could not accept any further reduction in downtown parking, which brought the discussion to a halt. One business owner, Susan Tarpinian of Morning Glory Natural Foods, said she would consider moving out of town if more parking is lost. “We just can’t afford to lose any more parking,” Tarpinian said Tuesday. She said the downtown area has already lost several spots this year because of two other town developments. If it gets any worse, she said, she would consider moving her grocery business, which averages about 400 customers a day, to Cook’s Corner or Topsham. “It’s very hard to do business this way,” she said. Alisa Coffin, owner of The Great Impasta, said she surveyed 14 Maine Street businesses over two days after she learned about the proposed parking reduction. She said they all felt the same. “Parking is always an issue,” Coffin said Tuesday. “There are no funds available for a parking garage. I
District 3 Newcomer Chris McCarthy has served on a school board before, and he said he is seeking office again for the same reason: he feels a duty to serve his community. “I’d like to try to influence how our public board functions in engaging the community more effectively,” he said. The District 3 candidate works at Bath Iron Works as the director of integrated services. His wife is a teacher, and they have two children who attend public schools. Before moving to Maine, McCarthy said he spent 15 years as a teacher and administrator at Eckerd Youth Alternatives in Vermont, where he worked with abused and neglected youth. He said he also studied at Michigan State University for a master’s in community psychology, focusing on subjects like juvenile justice and alternative schools. Taking away what he learned from his work and education, McCarthy said he uses experiential-focused and reflective-based education to frame issues. McCarthy said his support for different education policies boils down to one question: “How does this help the kids?”
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nor Multer said they might make a pay increase for the treasurer, but not “significantly larger.” “We are not turning it into a full-time position, but we think there might be a modest increase,” Multer said during the public hearing. “My opinion is that we have a lot more talent than is being paid for. I don’t think there would be a significant budgetary impact.” The bulletin issued Tuesday said an appointed treasurer’s salary could double, from the current $10,000 to $15,000-$20,000, and will be considered by Town Meeting in 2013. In arguments supporting an appointed treasurer, the report echoed the Board of Selectman’s reasoning that it would ensure the town hires a qualified candidate. The hired candidate would also come from a larger pool of applicants, since the town would have to advertise for the position, the bulletin said. At the end of the bulletin, the town addressed various questions submitted by residents. It said that the treasurer’s responsibilities will remain the same, whether the position is elected or appointed. It also addressed terms for terminating the treasurer: “An appointed treasurer could only be removed for cause, such as not performing his/her duties or illegal acts,” according to the document. Near the end of the referendum’s public hearing, Town Treasurer Marguerite Kelly stood up to make it clear she is not promoting the referendum. “I had nothing to do with this. And I was surprised as anyone that this was an objective of the board for this year,” Kelly said. “... It’s a tricky position to be in.” Selectmen said they have been fortunate to work with Kelly. “She has a lot of expertise and she gives us a lot of opinions,” Hawkes said. “When the auditors come, we get compliments for how well the bookkeeping is done.” Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster. net. Follow him on Twitter: @DylanLJMartin.
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Merger from page 1 the state uses to consider major changes or investments in the state’s health-care system. The hearing Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Brunswick attracted a capacity crowd, many of whom wore stickers or held signs in support of either Parkview or Mid Coast. For the most part, members of the public echoed talking points voiced by officials from the hospitals. Chuck Gill, vice president of public affairs for CMHC, said he hoped the event would bring clarity to what he said is a confusing and complex issue. “We’re going to talk a lot today about why hospitals are joining larger systems throughout the country,” Gill said. “Anyone involved in health care understands that this system is getting more and more and more complex. Standalone hospitals are really becoming outliers.” Mike Ortel, chairman of the Parkview board, said the hospital has wanted to join with CMHC for more than a decade and has rejected repeated queries about joining with Mid Coast. “Control of Parkview has never been out to bid,” said Ortel. “We have told Mid Coast ‘no’ multiple times over the past 30 years because of who we are and what we stand for. Our future looks good and we have no desire to go away.” Shirley Savage of Bath said she fears the loss of Parkview’s faith-based mission, though Parkview would lose its affiliation with the Adventist Church in a merger with
either CMHC or Mid Coast. “I choose to go to a hospital that treats my mind, my body and most of all my spirit,” she said. “Without my spirit, it doesn’t matter what equipment you have or what treatment I get. I will not heal because my spiritual needs aren’t met.” Others said a merger between Parkview and Mid Coast is what’s best for the community because it would save health-care costs in the area – which Mid Coast estimates would be about $24 million a year, a figure that Parkview and CMHC contest – by eliminating redundancies in staffing and equipment. One speaker referred to CMHC’s proposal as a “perpetuation of a $24 million-a-year forced tax.” Ralph Perry, who said he has been involved in fundraising for both hospitals, said he opposes CMHC’s application. “Mid Coast is truly a community hospital for this area,” said Perry. “In 2012, this community faces changes that will definitely affect the future of health care for all of us. It is imperative that we work together.” Several businesses also weighed in, including nearby Bath Iron Works, one of the state’s largest employers. Chris McCarthy, BIW’s director of integrated health services, said health-care costs create a competitive disadvantage. He said Parkview merging with Mid Coast Hospital would save money for community members and BIW by reducing the number of hospital beds in the area. “The bottom line is that those beds have to be paid for,” said McCarthy. “It’s not the providers who pay for that and not the insurance companies who pay for that. We’re paying for it.”
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McCarthy said Maine’s health-care costs are much higher than in most other states, most notably Mississippi, the home of BIW’s primary competitor, Ingalls Shipbuilding. “We spend about $100 million a year in health care,” he said. “Most of that is spent in the Brunswick Health Service area. This is big dollars for us as we compete against somebody who spends an awful lot less. We at BIW would like the providers in the community to put aside their differences and get together to figure out how to come up with a solution that is going to solve our problem.” The certificate of need approval process, which will culminate in a decision by DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew, is expected to take several more weeks. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m Nov. 26 and can be mailed to DHHS, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services Health Care Oversight Unit, Station House 11, 41 Anthony Ave., Augusta, Maine 04333-0011.
CMHC from page 1 and just continues to stalk the other one,” Chuck Gill, vice president of public affairs for CMHC, said on Monday. “I have never seen this in my career before.” Gill spoke in advance of the Department of Health and Human Services public hearing on Wednesday for CMHC’s Certificate of Need to take over Parkview. “We’ve said this repeatedly, but it’s important for the public to understand that what we’re talking about is, we’re not buying Parkview, we’re not spending any dollars, we’re not adding services,” Gill said. “What we’re talking about is basically a paper transaction. It’s a change of the bylaws in articles of corporation for Parkview to become a part of our system. ... It’s a common occurrence in Maine.” A DHHS decision is expected to be made within several weeks. Gill said Mid Coast wants to monopolize health care in the community by closing Parkview. He also questioned Mid Coast’s desire to consolidate the two hospitals, asserting it was Mid Coast that has created the excess capacity. “Parkview hasn’t expanded their capacity,” Gill said. “It’s interesting. It’s like the child that murders their parents, then wants to throw themselves on the mercy of the court because they’re an orphan. It’s amazing that they would talk about capacity (after building more).” In response to Gill’s allegtions, Mid Coast spokesman Steven Trockman said “this is not about extinguishing a competitor.” “This is about our community only having the population to support a single consolidated acute-care hospital,” Trockman said. “We keep pushing for consolidation because it is the only way to achieve significant savings for our community. If CMHC is allowed to own Parkview, it will trigger a medical arms race that will not be good for our community.” On Gill’s comments about Mid Coast’s expanded capacity, Trockman said the creation of Mid Coast, which was formed in 2001 in the merger of Bath Memorial Hospital and Regional Memorial Hospital, has saved millions of dollars per year. “Mid Coast is one of lowest cost and highest quality community hospitals in Maine as a result,” Trockman said. “The most recent expansion was in 2009, and was driven by unprecedented demand for our services by members of our community.”
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“I think it’s unfortunate that this has come to this. It’s unfortunate that it’s become Mid Coast versus Parkview,” Trockman said. “This is really simply about opposing CMHC’s proposed takeover of Parkview.” Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.
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the road, where the old poles stood. Reed Coles, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust executive director, Monday said the trust has taken no stance on the issue, but is “always interested in protecting the town’s scenic vistas.” Boomer, a HHLT trustee, said he spoke at the public hearing on his own behalf. “For me and several of my friends the Long Reach Marsh is one of the iconic views in Harpswell,” Boomer said. “Many people live in Harpswell and come touristing to Harpswell to see the magnificent views such as this one.” And to support his argument for protecting the town’s scenic views, Boomer cited a community viewpoint survey finished by the HHLT in May that found many residents value the preservation of scenic vistas in town. “I think in addition to it being the scenic view that we all like, I think these scenic views are vital to our economic development,” Selectmen Jim Henderson said in response to Boomer’s appeal. Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said the town made initial contact with CMP before and after the Oct. 18 meeting. She said CMP agreed to stop work on those utility poles and to review any viable alternatives. CMP spokesman Jon Carroll said the company, along with the Maine Department of Transportation, reviewed the area of concern Wednesday afternoon. “We met with the Maine Department of Transportation and we are going to look if there are any changes that can be done,” Carroll said. He said CMP wants find a resolution that will meet everyone’s satisfaction, but it will take a week or so to determine what happens next. Carroll said he does not have an estimate for how much it will cost to remove the four poles and place them on the east side of the road. The CMP spokesman said the utility work is park of a three-year, $3 million project to improve a part of Harpswell’s infrastructure that has been known for its unreliability in the past. The infrastructure upgrade, which is in its second year of work, covers Route 24 from Cundy’s Harbor Road to just below Gun Point Cove on Orr’s Island, Carroll said. “It’s an area that has had many problems in the past,” he said, “and this project will make a big difference.” Carroll said CMP has been pleased that Harpswell is willing to work with them with this project. He noted that the town offered space at the transfer station to store some materials. Eiane said CMP will try to determine if they can find a solution to the problem, so no meeting between the town and the utility company will be necessary. Otherwise, the two bodies will arrange a meeting to discuss what will work best for both parties. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.