www.theforecaster.net November 4, 2011
Vol. 7, No. 44
News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell
Judge throws out cell tower lawsuit against Topsham By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — A federal judge in Portland on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the town’s refusal to allow construction of a cellular communications tower. U.S. District Court Judge John Rich III granted the town’s request for summary judgment. Town Planner Rich Roedner said Wednesday that Rich decided there was no need for a trial, based on the argument that the appellant, Mariner Tower, did not properly follow the administrative appeal process.
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By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — A waterfront park for the town could be getting closer to fruition as a site suitability study nears completion. Town Planner Rich Roedner was scheduled to update the Board of Selectmen on a draft waterfront access study report at the board’s meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3. The board was also expected to decide whether to recommend appropriating money from reserves to help pay for conceptual design services for a Lower Village Waterfront Park. Topsham has about $26,000 in a reserve account for a waterfront park, Roedner said. Voters
Home-schoolers reap science from farm life
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Muriel Grady, 8, and Nick Comey, 13, both of Harpswell, and Drew Walden, 8, of Bath, move turkeys from one pasture to another during a farm science class at Two Coves Farm in Harpswell.
By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — In Joe Grady’s science class, feeding the turkeys is much more than just a farm chore. As six home-schooled students pulled wagons of feed and dragged fences through the field at Two Coves Farm, where Grady
Had the judge decided that Mariner did follow proper procedure, the lawsuit would have continued and the judge would have considered the merits of arguments by Mariner and the town, Roedner said. Chris Ciolfi, chief development officer for Mariner Tower, declined to discuss the decision, except to say that “we’ve got to take a look at (the matter) and see what our next steps will be.” The case began after the Planning Board denied Mariner’s
Joe Grady, who teaches a farm science class in Harpswell for homeschooled students, holds togther a box that Drew Walden, 8, of Bath, is making to hold compost and worms. Nick Comey, 13, of Harpswell, looks on.
will decide how much to take from that account for design work at a Nov. 30 special Town Meeting. The area of Green Street, near the old fire station and the Androscoggin River, has long been eyed by the town, but suggested proposals did not fit the space, Roedner said. The town recently used a $20,000 grant from the Maine State Planning Office to hire consultants to gather input from the public. The study also investigated what would make sense for the area. The old fire station stands See page 24
Bath council OKs armory renovation bond; skatepark future uncertain By Alex Lear BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to borrowing $308,000 for a basic renovation of the former National Guard Armory. The 5-3 decision, opposed by
Councilors Steve Brackett, Kyle Rogers and Ruthe Pagurko, will go to a final vote Dec. 7. The council also tabled an order that would have allowed the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark to move into the Old Brunswick Road building.
Councilors, however, unanimously approved borrowing up to $450,000 to demolish the dilapidated former YMCA on Summer Street, where the skatepark now operates. Demolition is due to start next month. Ron Norton of Construction
Management Consulting Services, the firm asked to come up with the armory renovation cost, focused on what he called a “base-line” scope of work necessary to run the skatepark to arrive at the $308,000 renovation cost.
He told the council last month that the savings came from “doing work only in the areas that are to be used for the skateboard park. The lower level work is only to the level necessary for See page 16
INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................20 Classifieds......................27 Community Calendar......23
Meetings.........................23 Obituaries.......................16 Opinion.............................9 Out & About....................22
People & Business.........18 Police Beat.....................14 Real Estate.....................31 Sports.............................17
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Policy sets hurdle for potential users of Harpswell school By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — West Harpswell School will remain unused this winter unless community groups can show they’ll occupy 30 percent of the building on a regular basis. That threshold is important because it would allow the town to replace its insurance policy on the vacant building, which costs $13,000, with a policy that would cost less than $2,000 a year. At its Oct. 27 meeting, the Board of Selectmen authorized town staff to draft an application form to request use of the school. Users would have to be affiliated
with a nonprofit or a for-profit entity that would be responsible for any incurred costs or liabilities. Resident Donna Frisoli, who is trying to organize a group to create a temporary library in the school, said it’s been challenging to find an organization willing to take responsibility for the Village Library, as the project is called. Still, she is hopeful that her group of library fans and parents who home-school their children will be able to use the space throughout the winter for educational events, Internet access and community dinners.
But Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said unless the town receives enough applicants to receive the reduced insurance rate, it’s unlikely the space will be used at all. That’s because the $25,000 that Harpswell voters allocated to maintain the school until March 2012 is nearly exhausted, thanks to unexpected fuel expenses and boiler repairs. Eiane said the budget anticipated minimal use of the school over the winter, and did not account for additional heat and electricity expenses that would come with using the school more frequently – unless the town can spend less on insurance. She encouraged community members to submit their requests to use the school,
with the understanding that they may not be granted. “We’re going to be able to take applications, but I don’t know if there’s going to be any final commitment until there’s a sense that we have enough entities” to occupy 30 percent of the building on a regular basis, Eiane said. Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.
Correction An Oct. 28 story about the Topsham Board of Selectmen incorrectly stated Fire Chief Brian Stockdale’s last name.
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By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Two at-large candidates for the Town Council have spent more than four times more than anyone else in next week’s town elections. Finance reports filed with the town clerk on Oct. 28 show that current District 7 Councilor Benet Pols and William Dana spent $2,480 and $2,323, respectively, on their campaigns. The third candidate in the race, Byron Watson, spent $577. All three at-large council candidates out-spent the candidates running for the at-large seat on the School Board. William Thompson spent $349 for placards and posters for his School Board campaign, while John Jones spent $75. Pols not only leads the candidates in expenditures, he has also raised the most money: $2,070. He has attracted financial support
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Consumers, some oil companies shifting toward alternative fuels By Emily Guerin YARMOUTH — On a cold day in early November, employees of Downeast Energy arrived at a home in Yarmouth for an appointment. They didn’t drive an oil truck, or come to refill a propane tank. Instead, they closed all the windows and doors and set up a fan powerful enough to suck outside air in through cracks and poorly insulated walls. A thermal camera revealed where the leaks were so the homeowner could prioritize her efficiency
improvements. Weatherization and thermal imaging consultations are just one example of how Brunswick-based Downeast Energy and other oil companies are adapting to changes in the marketplace. While still the No. 1 fuel in the state, the percentage of Mainers who heat their homes with heating oil is down about 5 percent from 2004, according to the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security. As more Mainers choose alternative fuels
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like wood pellets, propane or natural gas, oil companies are looking elsewhere, too. “Nothing stays the same forever,” said Mike McCormack, vice president of energy at Downeast. “We don’t look at (the decreasing consumption of heating oil) as the black hole of our future. We embrace that.”
Why oil? Even though Downeast now offers solar power, bio-fuels and propane, heating oil still makes up a significant portion of its business. That makes sense for an energy company in the state with the highest percentage of homes heated by oil – 75 percent. Why do so many Mainers heat with oil? Jamie Py, president of the Maine Energy Marketers Association, said the fuel is easy to use, reliable and safe. And, unlike natural gas, customers can shop around to find the lowest price. “Historically it’s been a great value,” Py said. “That’s why its been so popular in a cold climate.” Py said in the past, alternative fuels were either too time consuming, like chopping wood, or too pricey; natural gas was more expensive than oil for 25 out of last 32 years, he said. But that’s starting to change as the cost
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Downeast Energy auditor Rick Mathieu shows homeowner Whitney Campbell, of Yarmouth, how to see where cold air is leaking into her home by looking at a thermal imaging camera. The fan in the doorway sucks all the air out of the house, drawing in outside air.
of alternative fuels has dropped, and the price of oil has skyrocketed. This winter, industry analysts are predicting the highest price ever. As of Oct. 31, the average price was $3.56 per gallon, an increase of 5 cents over the previous week. The prices aren’t just high, they fluctuate dramatically, something that Jeffrey Marks, deputy director of the Office of Energy Independence, cited as a reason more Mainers are switching away from oil. “As consumers become more aware of alternative heating options, and as petroleum prices continue to experience volatility, consumers will be educated and motivated to increasingly seek other ways to heat their homes, including wood and natural gas,” Marks said in an email.
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Area oil companies are coping with the shift away from their core product in different ways. Not every company has the resources of Downeast, to offer multiple alternative fuels. Some are focusing on one or two. Mike Feenstra, owner of South Portlandbased Our Oil, decided to sell wood pellets after noticing that many of his customers aren’t getting rid of their oil furnaces, but are adding pellet stoves to help cut costs and use less heating oil. He has been thinkcontinued page 24
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confident the appropriate action will be taken if needed.” Fletcher’s schedule comes up at a time when questions have been raised about the productivity of the state’s dam inspection program. Until recently, Fletcher has been the only state inspector.
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In an interview on Aug. 18, McAleer said, “Do the math on the whole numbers of dams that have to be inspected. ... It’s very difficult to keep up.” But “the math” suggests it would be possible to keep up with the inspections if a dam was inspected about every week and a half. With 93 dams that have to be inspected every two or four years, the math shows that if the state inspected 29 or 30 high
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and significant hazard dams each year, it would be on target to meet the legal requirements. Dam inspector Fletcher’s time sheets for 2010, the most recent full-year for which records are available, show he worked 230 days, eight hours per day. That means that if he inspected a potentially hazardous dam every week and half, he would meet the annual inspections benchmark. But the records supplied to the center for 2010 showed that only six of the hazardous dams were inspected during that year. How many dams can be inspected in a year depends on whom you ask, and even then the answers are not precise. Dana Murch, former supervisor of environmental regulation of dams for P H Y S I C I A N
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By John Christie and Naomi Schalit WATERVILLE — Around 3:50 in the afternoon on Wednesday, Oct. 12, a stateowned pickup truck pulled into the parking lot at the Colby College rugby field. A man in a blue windbreaker got out of the truck, took a cardboard box of equipment from the cab and headed to the field, where members of the men’s and women’s teams had gathered for practice. The man was their coach. But he is also the Maine dam inspector who has fallen years behind the legal schedule for safety inspections of the nearly 100 dams across the state categorized as potentially dangerous. His name is Tony Fletcher, and he has held the paid coaching job at the private college since 2001, except for one semester, according to Colby. For eight weeks each fall, four days a week, Fletcher leaves his Augusta office around 3:30 p.m. to drive the 19 miles to Colby, according to his boss at the Maine Emergency Management Agency. MEMA Director Robert McAleer said Fletcher also coaches during the three-week spring rugby season, when practices are sometimes indoors in the evenings because of the weather. Neither the college nor Fletcher will reveal what he is paid for his coaching contract. His state salary is $56,800. With benefits, his total state compensation is $87,000. In an email exchange with the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting last week, McAleer said “I am aware that Mr. Fletcher coaches the Colby Rugby Teams on a part-time basis. Such work is neither prohibited nor discouraged.” McAleer, stating he was also speaking for Fletcher, said Fletcher makes up the time spent coaching by coming in early or working nights or weekends. However, Fletcher’s official time sheets do not show weekend work and do not specify what time he starts and ends his work days. McAleer also said in an email that driving to a part-time job in a state vehicle was not authorized, and Fletcher has been told to stop. Informed about the center’s finding, Gov. Paul LePage’s spokeswoman, Adrienne Bennett, said, “this particular matter is one MEMA staff is on top of, and I am
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Another friend at the end: Yarmouth couple offers hospice greeting cards By Alex Lear YARMOUTH — Having to say goodbye to a dying loved one is arguably the hardest time in anyone’s life. Drawing from their own experiences and talents, Katherine and Gordie Holmes of Cousins Island hope to bring comfort to those dealing with the end of life through a new line of hospice-themed greeting cards: Hospice Sentiments by Katherine. Katherine said last week that in her
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work as a hospice nurse she “noticed the patients have no cards. They have no greeting cards. They would have like an old Christmas card on the wall from last Christmas, or a Mother’s Day card that was 8 months old. And the families would come in ... they would sit there for days and have no visitors, or no interaction with people.”
A self-described “big card person,” Katherine said she saw a need for a different kind of product. She approached her husband, a real estate broker who recently completed a novel, and Gordie researched the idea. He could find nothing except thank-you cards to be sent to nurses after patients die. Gordie noted that certainly there are cards that can be sent to dying patients, like sympathy and “thinking of you” cards, “but nothing that addresses this
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school for decades. “I was in school during the second World War,” she said. “Bowdoin didn’t have enough students on campus at the time, so the college would send faculty down to teach.” As a member of Waynflete’s board in the 1970s and ‘80s, Sprague was instrumental in several major changes at the school: construction of a science center, the acquisition of playing fields, and the transition to coeducation. Given her love of Maine, history and the decorative arts, it’s no surprise that Sprague has also taken a leadership role in preserving Portland’s architectural history. She was recently honored by the Stroudwater Village Association for her “leadership in continued page 30
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News briefs Navy awards BIW $14M for destroyer work BATH — Bath Iron Works was awarded a $14 million contract extension to provide logistic support for the construction of the DDG-1000 class of ships. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced the award Tuesday. “This contract helps keep workers on the job and work moving forward on the DDG-1000 line,” Pingree said. “Bath continues to produce the best built ships in the world and the Navy knows it.” Under the contract, BIW will provide technical and industrial engineering for the DDG-1000 ship design.
The U.S.S. Zumwalt, the first vessel in the DDG-1000 line, is being built at BIW and scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2013.
Eat doughnuts, Occupy Brunswick BRUNSWICK — Occupy Wall Street is coming to town. Protesters plan to gather on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. on the Brunswick Mall to make signs, drink cider and eat doughnuts. Then, at 11 a.m. the group will march to Bank of America on Maine Street and protest in front of the bank, spokeswoman Selma Sternlieb said in a press release. The release said the protest is endorsed
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Cell tower rules head to Bath council BATH — Ordinance language regulating wireless communications facilities may go before the City Council next month or in January 2012, City Planner Andrew Deci said Wednesday. The Planning Board, which has been reviewing the language for months, voted unanimously Tuesday after almost no discussion to recommend passage to the City Council, Deci said. The language would generally bar cell towers from open spaces and coastal areas of Bath. The prohibition would
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Life in Gaza without Gilad Two weeks ago, the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, looking pale, gaunt and dazed, was led from the darkness and isolation of his confinement at the hands of Hamas, the Palestinian faction that rules Gaza, and handed over to Egyptian intermediaries. Abducted by Hamas on Global Israeli soil at the age of 19 and imprisoned for five years without so much as a single visit from the Red Cross, Shalit stepped off a military aircraft into the embrace of a waiting prime minister, his commanding officers and, thereafter, his father, his neighbors and the entire nation of Israel. Thousands of Israelis watched the scenes unfold on televisions across the country, transfixed by a Perry B. Newman sight many thought they’d never see. Everyone’s son had emerged from every parent’s nightmare, and then, quickly, he went home as the nation left him and his family to an indescribable reunion. Meanwhile, in Gaza, buses of Palestinians newly freed from confinement in Israeli prisons in exchange for Shalit’s release snaked their way through waiting throngs of people cheering and lining the streets. This first tranche of 400 prisoners, including some who had kidnapped, killed and who even now expressed their willingness to do so again, returned to a hero’s welcome. Masked gunmen brandished their weapons, flags waved, women ululated and Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, celebrated with many of his newly freed comrades-in-arms.
It was Carnival and Mardi Gras all rolled into one, and hundreds of thousands turned out to be a part of the excitement. For those in the West hoping for some kind of rational coexistence with Hamas, it was hardly a feel-good moment. Yet surely, belying the joy and far from the crowds, there must be some in Gaza who dare to mourn what Palestinian society has become under Hamas. Perhaps even in that sea of green flags and hooded gunmen, amid all the chants, cheers and euphoria, stood a man or woman who deep down knows that these well-orchestrated moments of triumph, too, shall pass, leaving Gaza not only right back where it started, but with even more challenging problems to confront. For the day after Shalit came home, after they wept with joy, Israelis went to school and work. They attended concerts and sat in cafes. They went to the dentist, fixed their cars, shopped at grocery stores, planned vacations and wondered what movies to see on the weekend. Some married, some divorced, some bought homes, went to the mall or left work early to beat the traffic. Some cursed the government. Some prayed. But all were free. In Gaza, however, the made-for-TV party had come to an end, the crowds had dispersed and it would be months before the next prisoners came home. All the posters that Hamas had printed lay in the streets, and all the slogans and all the banners had come down. The bloom was off the rose, and prospects remained as bleak as ever. What was there to celebrate now? The return of 400 more unemployed persons, some of whom were hardened criminals? And how would things be better when the next portion arrived? Yes, one could look forward to another celebration, to tearful family reunions, to more chanting and more slogans. But how would any of that undo Gaza’s miseries?
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Israel makes things difficult for Gaza, and while many of the Palestinians imprisoned by Israel certainly belong behind bars, there are surely those among the newly released whose crimes were more political than violent. Never known for its light touch, Israel does not wear white gloves to this party. But more than anything or anyone else, Hamas is strangling Gaza. There isn’t a single thing that Hamas has delivered to its people in the four years since its violent takeover of Gaza that couldn’t have been accomplished overnight if Hamas would abandon its genocidal covenant against Israel in particular and Jews in general. And, tragically, there isn’t a single Palestinian in Gaza, except perhaps those privileged few who surface for international photo ops, whose life wouldn’t improve if Hamas was shown the door. In Israel, Shalit is coming back to life. And in Gaza? The next bus bearing Palestinian prisoners will arrive in a few months, so there will be another raucous party in the square. Posters, candy for the kids, guns and rockets will be on display. But beyond that, not so much. Now that Shalit is home, it’s clearer than ever that for the Palestinian people, nothing has changed, and nothing ever will, so long as Hamas has its foot on the neck of Palestinian society. 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. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/104679
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The idiot’s guide to Occupy Wall Street I am not up on current affairs. “Aggressively uninformed” is more like it. It’s self-preservation mostly. Thinking about the world’s actual problems makes me want to hyperventilate, and The View what the media choose to report aggravates me. Everything seems to lie somewhere on the spectrum between sensationalistic and vapid. Take the coverage of Gaddafi’s death, an event so big even I learned about it. Who cares if he had female bodyguards? At least he was willing to let women work. My favorite “duh” was The New York Times headline that Gaddafi had Mike Langworthy “tired of” being a fugitive. Shocker. Most people love being chased through sewers by armed men. I think the Times should change its motto to “All The News That’s Fit To Print – And A Whole Lot More!”
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Occupy Wall Street is another story so big I couldn’t miss it, although I am puzzled by some of the reactions. Not all of the reactions. Of course people who are doing well don’t like people questioning what they’re doing well at. In my former life, it never bothered me that comedy writers like me made a multiple of what cops, teachers and firemen earned. I was too busy wondering why those hacks on “Frasier” and “Friends” got more for being on shows that practically wrote themselves than I got for heroically making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear every week on (insert show name here). Maybe it’s nature; any game is great if you’re winning it. If dung beetles were in charge, and you told the richest one he was living in a giant pile of feces, he’d say, “Thank you,” convinced it was a compliment and convinced he deserved it because he worked harder and smarter than everybody else, even if he was born on a bigger dung pile than he could use in a thousand lifetimes. Any debate about an excretion-based economy would be like the faux debates we have on politics now. Some Fox News pundit would be outraged at the bums who would rather live in a tent and complain than roll up their sleeves and build their own dung piles. An MSNBC commentator would tell him nobody should have a lot of dung until everybody has a little. Neither would listen to the other, and they’d both ignore the growing crowd saying, “Excuse me? It’s us, almost everybody. Could we maybe look at some alternatives? Because this constant fighting over dung isn’t working for us.” Neither commentator could afford to look too closely at that crowd because at the end of the day, they would both work for the beetles. It’s harder to understand the people who have more in common with the occupiers than the hedge fund managers, but still don’t like OWS. I was surprised, for example, by a friend’s recent post on a social media site I won’t plug here – rhymes with “Mace Hook” – one of many
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similar comments I’ve seen. He said he was sympathetic to OWS, but he knocked them for not having specific demands. Without asking for something specific and concrete, OWS risked becoming no more compelling than a traffic accident, something you look at but don’t get involved in. He’s right from one perspective. Without typical protest demands, the movement makes it easy for critics within the status quo. How can we help, they will argue, if you won’t tell us what you want? It’s a fair point, if the point of the movement is saying the status quo needs tweaking. I’m not sure that is the point, though. I wonder if people objecting to the supposed lack of focus in Occupy Wall Street are really attacking apples for not being oranges. To me the spirit of OWS seems more primal than a simple protest against bailouts, bonuses or tax rates for the wealthy. I see the demonstrators as seeking something more cathartic. Sure, they are unhappy about the economy, but they are also fighting the hopelessness of being profoundly disenfranchised by a government that doesn’t seem to acknowledge their existence, much less serve them. An important element seems to be a reality check. Millions of individuals are suddenly experiencing together what they had been experiencing separately. They’re getting a visceral sense that they are not the only ones feeling impotent and invisible. Along with learning there are others, OWS participants go through the related tribal process of sharing their stories. Occupy Wall Street seems at least as much about community building as protesting. They are protesting, not this policy or that, but nonpersonhood. They are telling Congress and Wall Street that making shareholder profit not just the most important thing, but the only thing, is not sustainable. Nor can we sustain a government that has largely abandoned governance for politics or that recognizes the existence of only one constituency: the wealthy. If they’re right, specific demands are Band-Aids on arterial bleeding. First, they have to convince our authority figures that the system is broken. The problem is that day to day, it works great for the people they need to convince. You know, like how, day to day, France worked great for Marie Antoinette. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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Where we stand: Same-day voter registration, gambling proposals Mainers will vote Nov. 8 on three controversial statewide ballot initiatives. Question 1, which would reverse the law that eliminated same-day voter registration, is a matter of voter turnout and Maine’s integrity. An estimated 6 percent of votes in Maine’s last election were cast by citizens who registered to vote on Election Day. If Maine fails to preserve Election Day registration at the polls on Nov. 8, we would be saying that, going forward, those citizens don’t matter and those votes shouldn’t count. That’s not the sentiment of Maine people, nor is it in the public’s interest to dismiss a single vote, which is why we must vote yes on Question 1 to preserve Election Day registration. One of the most compelling reasons to do that comes from town and city clerks themselves, including Orono Clerk Wanda Thomas, who may very well be the state’s top expert on issues of college town registrations, since she serves the electorate of the University of Maine. Thomas told mainecampus.com (the UMaine student newspaper) that she makes sure to staff the campus resident-only district precinct with extra clerks on Election Day to process registrations. If students lose the Election Day option, Thomas said, they would have to register at the Town Office, where “more staff may need to be hired year-round because there would be no way to gauge when registrants would come in.” Elimination of Election Day registration would, as Thomas understands it, cost government more to administer. At a time when all levels of government are doing everything possible to cut costs, now is not the time to increase the financial burden on taxpayers. Then, there’s the burden on government personnel. Eliminating Election Day registration was, according to lawmakers, designed to give clerks time to verify registrants’ legal status. But, there’s no enforcement language in the law requiring clerks to do so, just an understanding that they will. But will they? In the more than 200 days since 206 public college students accused by state Republican Party Chairman Charlie
Webster of possible fraud were registered on Election Day last year, or in the more than 2,000 days since a dozen St. Joseph’s College students accused of the same were registered to vote in 2004, no residency checks were performed. Following Webster’s accusations, all students were checked and all accusations were found baseless. But, realistically, without enforcement language written into the law to require clerks to verify residency, two days might as well be 200, or 2,000. But that’s really a minor point. Last year, of the 623 UMaine students who voted on campus, 500 registered on Election Day, according to Thomas. If Maine had imposed the two-day rule last year, some of those 500 would probably have registered in time to vote, but we cannot assume that all would have because some people are born procrastinators, which is not a crime. Hindering the full opportunity for any of those students to vote, without verifiable evidence that we are courting fraud, is not good politics. Finally, let’s also consider that the impassioned dual arguments presented to the Legislature that resulted in the elimination of Election Day registration: the specter of widespread fraud and the problem of busloads of students rushing poll places each Election Day. Both assertions were intended to frighten; both were determined to be groundless. Sure, there are some get-out-the-vote efforts on Election Day among both parties, but no precinct has ever reported being overwhelmed by busloads of students arriving on Election Day to swing elections. And, there is no rampant voter fraud, with only two cases uncovered in decades. So, what may have seemed to lawmakers to be convincing arguments are simply not true. The Legislature was duped and, next week, voters have an opportunity to reverse a law that was adopted based on a campaign of false information. We urge voters to protect and preserve Election Day registration, to take a stand that every vote counts and to do all possible to ensure that every vote is counted. Vote yes on Question 1.
Questions 2 & 3 The Maine Legislature faced a choice 10 years ago. Gambling was clearly inevitable in Maine, and the state could have developed a logical process for locating a hand-
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ful of strategically placed casinos or racinos here. We could have sold licenses to developers and then determined how much revenue would go to the state and how it would be used. But our citizen Legislature failed to act. Largely by happenstance, voters have adopted a different and far less tidy process: developers approach communities with a plan. If the community supports the idea, the developers risk their own money to run a campaign to get statewide voter approval. So far, the state’s voters have considered a half-dozen proposals and approved two gambling outlets, one in Bangor and another in Oxford. Bangor has a racino; in 2012 Oxford will have a casino. The process is less than ideal, but it is a process. Now voters in Lewiston, Biddeford and Washington County have said they would welcome casinos or racinos into their communities. The Biddeford/Washington County racino is Question 2 on the statewide ballot; the Lewiston casino is Question 3. Voters should vote yes on both issues. The reasons vary by community, but the common argument is the same: jobs and development. The case for a casino in Lewiston is particularly compelling. Bates Mill No. 5 is a large, historical structure located at the gateway to Maine’s second largest city. It has been either empty or marginally utilized for nearly a quarter of a century. In that time, we have not had a single realistic plan emerge for that property. Before a group of local citizens came forward with the casino idea, the city was on the verge of knocking it down. Over the years, suggestions for the site have centered on creating a magnet to draw visitors back into the downtown. More than 10 years ago, discussion focused on a convention center. But that would have required a huge public expenditure with the prospect of endless taxpayer subsidy. A casino would accomplish the same goal but without public investment. Instead, the casino would return property taxes and gambling revenue to the city for years to come. Perhaps the best reason for a yes vote on the Lewiston
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Where we stand: Cumberland County Civic Center, Wentworth School Two local referendum questions are on the Nov. 8 ballot. Residents throughout Cumberland County will be asked if the county should borrow $33 million to renovate the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, and voters in Scarborough will decide if the town should borrow $39 million to build a new Wentworth Intermediate School. We support both proposals.
Civic Center Cumberland County voters will be deciding whether the 34-year-old Civic Center enters middle age with a new lease on life or needing life support. Anyone who has been a spectator at the CCCC is well aware of some of its shortcomings: old seats; crowded, inadequate restrooms and concession areas; limited access for disabled people. But there are problems behind the scenes, too: an insufficient loading dock that costs the building attractions because crews can’t move staging and equipment in and out quickly enough; outdated locker rooms – even by minor league standards – and electrical and mechanical systems that aren’t up to code. Opponents of the renovation plan object to the cost and argue that in a shaky economy, a dollar saved is a dollar earned. They argue that repayment of the $33 million – with interest, as much as $55 million over the life of the bond – will place an undue burden on county taxpayers. They also argue that only the city of Portland benefits from a successful, thriving Civic Center. We don’t buy those arguments. The Civic Center is an economic engine for all of Cumberland County. Of course it feeds the restaurants, bars and parking lots of downtown Portland. But the cen-
ter and those nearby businesses also employ residents and feed families from one end of the county to the other. The building has a $1.5 million payroll, and two-thirds of its employees live outside of Portland. If the renovation is approved and successful, the net tax impact on county residents will be negligible. The bond will be repaid through a combination of increased Civic Center revenue, a ticket surcharge and continuation of $1 million a year in existing county debt. Retiring that existing debt, from a bond for the Cumberland County Jail, would reduce the county’s annual obligation by about $2.1 million; the annual difference to individual taxpayers would, again, be negligible. We believe its unfortunate that the Civic Center’s major tenant, the Portland Pirates hockey club, has not been asked to make a financial investment in the renovation (the Pirates organization is a supporter of the political action committee formed to promote passage of the bond referendum). But owners of the Pirates – who generate about a third of the Civic Center’s annual attendance and concession sales, and stand to gain revenue from high-priced club seats – have promised that a new, long-term lease for the building will be signed if the Civic Center is remodeled. Considering the benefits Cumberland County reaps from the Civic Center – a venue for world-class entertainment enjoyed by people of all ages from throughout the region, the guarantee of professional hockey for many years to come, and up to $15 million annually in economic impact – it makes sense to rejuvenate the building. Every dollar saved by rejecting the plan will be several dollars lost, not a dollar earned. Vote yes to breath new life
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In Scarborough, poor air quality, asbestos and mold problems, and inadequate space at the existing Wentworth building make the decision one of health, as well as wealth. Opponents of the project haven’t argued that the building doesn’t have serious problems. They just believe it’s too much to build, and too costly to build, at this time – especially since the total cost with interest could approach $66 million over the life of a 30-year bond. They contrast the proposal’s size and cost – $240 per student and 181 square feet per student (assuming 15 percent enrollment growth during its lifespan) – with reports of more modest numbers nationwide. But they fail to compare the proposal with other schools built in Maine; when you do that, proponents have argued, the new Wentworth is squarely in line with what communities throughout the state are spending to provide students with safe, modern educational institutions that are prepared for future growth. The alternative to building the new school will undoubtedly cost money, too: millions to continually repair and temporarily mitigate problems that have had only Band-Aid treatments for too many years. In 2006, Scarborough voters rejected a more ambitious plan to replace Wentworth and build a new middle school. This year, with a more affordable plan on the table, the town should step up. Voters must show that they value education, the health of their young people and teachers, and the role good schools play in attracting businesses and jobs, by approving the Wentworth bond. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/104492
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Ranked choice means better choices The city of Portland, in choosing ranked choice, is taking a serious and important step to update our representative democracy. Voters can choose the people they truly prefer, without the fear of voting for a spoiler. Columnist Halsey Frank, former chairman of the Republican City Committee, questioned the abilities of Portland voters, saying ranked-choice voting is too “difficult,” and claimed it was “absurd” that the voters could “meaningfully” chose from the current candidates. The people of Portland deserve more credit than this. Maine is an example of why we need ranked-choice voting, not only in Portland, but for the state and nation as well. In Maine’s last six gubernatorial elections, only one clear majority candidate was elected, Gov. Angus King in 1998 with 58.6 percent of the vote. We’ve had back-to back minority governors from both sides of the political spectrum in the last two elections: Gov. John Baldacci’s 38.1 percent win in 2006 and Gov. Paul LePage’s 37.6 percent win in 2010 inspired legions of bumper stickers that claimed “I am part of the majority that didn’t vote for that guy.” Mainers deserve clear majority winners. Our voting method should encourage a diversity of candidates from different backgrounds and beliefs to run for political office. Elections should be about choosing the best candidates, not locking us into limited choices. Ranked choice allows voters the ability to have a more meaningful way of choosing from fields of candidates, while preserving a government where the will of the majority is represented. M.D. Mitchell Freeport
Editorial from page 11 casino is to reject the hypocrisy and parochialism that has characterized this campaign. Community leaders and some newspapers have argued that gambling would be great for Biddeford and Washington Counties, but somehow bad for Lewiston. According to the Portland Press Herald, a casino could even “block” development in Lewiston. Lewiston disagrees, and loudly. Believe, instead, what Dan Thayer, chairman of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council has said: “The casino project will create new jobs that pay a livable wage, bring significant capital investments to an underutilized area, enhance the local property tax base and provide a downtown destination attraction without detracting from the community’s economic vitality, diverse business mix and it’s historic character.” We urge you to vote yes on Question 2 and Question 3 on Nov. 8.
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The over-under on Yarmouth issues Moving to Yarmouth in 1982 was one of the best decisions we ever made. The schools are great. There’s a real village center. A fine library. Active and engaged citizens. And the public life of Yarmouth is generally conducted with civility by reasonable people. Even folks who don’t agree with you about much of anything will smile and shake your hand warmly at church on Sunday morning. I’m assuming this The Universal cordiality will prevail as Yarmouth decides some tough and potentially divisive issues in the coming months and years. There are usually one or two local issues to give the old bulls at Mr. Bagel something to talk about in the morning, but at the moment there are at least five. The most burning question of the day is, “What’s the over-under Edgar Allen Beem on the Beth Condon Memorial Pathway?” Beth was a lovely, 15-year-old girl killed in August 1993 when a drunk driver hit her as she walked along Route 1 with her boyfriend. The town built a walking path to make pedestrians safer along the highway, but a section of the path where it will intersect with East Main Street remains to be built. Common sense would dictate that the pathway go up and over the East Main Street bridge, but the Maine Department of Transportation insists it can only fund a path under the narrow bridge. DOT thinks that lazy pedestrians will still walk under the bridge even if there’s a safer route over it. By that reasoning, Yarmouth shouldn’t have bothered to build the pathway at all. Take the over. Then there’s the question of whether to use an acre and a half of Royal River Park to build more senior housing. The question pits affordable housing against open space, competing values. There’s organized opposition to the idea. A friend even sent me a computergenerated view of what a 30-unit housing project might look like in the park. Presumably, the point was
to generate opposition, but it actually looked pretty good to me. Yarmouth has plenty of open space, not much affordable housing. So I’m at least willing to listen. There may be a better place downtown to build senior housing, but the real issue is likely to be selling Yarmouth voters on a senior housing project that, because it will use state and federal money, can’t be reserved for current Yarmouth residents. Two public projects will be competing for our tax dollars in 2012. The Public Works Department needs a new garage, to the tune of $4.8 million. The 10-year old artificial turf playing field at the high school needs to be replaced at a projected cost of $2.4 million. My guess is one of them will lose. Town garages do not have natural constituents; athletic fields do. The garage is going to be a tough sell. So my money is on the turf. But someone is going to have to explain to me why it’s going to cost twice as much to replace the turf as it did to build the whole complex in the first place. My favorite long-term local issue is whether to blow up the dams on the Royal River. The turgid, 26-mile river has been dammed up since the 18th century, but there is now talk of removing the dams at Bridge Street and East Elm Street to let the river seek its natural level. We may also get something other than turtles, bloodsuckers and pond scum breeding upstream. In August, the Bridge Street dam was opened for the first time in eons to draw down the water so the dam could be inspected and folks could see how a freerunning Royal River might look. Deep, dark, slow and murky versus shallow, light, fast and clear. No contest. Blow the dams. Finally, one of the more contentious issues in town apparently just got resolved. Residents of the Applewood subdivision had sued to stop a permitted residential development from being built on Hillside Street, but the lawsuit was withdrawn last week. Presumably, the opponents either ran out of money or suddenly realized that McKearney Village is just Applewood 2011. The more things change, etc. 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/104707
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10/24 at 10:02 p.m. Kristopher Scott Ludwig, 28, of School Street, was arrested by Officer Jason McCarthy on Gilman Avenue on a warrant. 10/25 at 1:56 p.m. Errol Flynn Staples, 27, of Blake Street, Lewiston, was arrested by Officer Jonathan O'Connor on Cumberland Street on a warrant and on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drug. 10/27 at 9:22 a.m. Danielle M. Fillion, 26, of Western Prom, Auburn, was arrested by Officer Gretchen Paxton on Bath Road on a warrant and on charges of sale and use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of scheduled drug. 10/27 at 4:58 p.m. James Kempf, 36, of Maine Street, was arrested by Officer Brandon Ingaharro on Maine Street on a charge of assault. 10/28 at 5:36 p.m. Ralph Myra, 75, of Ballard Road, Augusta, was arrested by Officer Kristian Oberg on River Road on a warrant. 10/29 at 12:37 a.m. Taylor Briana Birks, 19, of Casco Road, was arrested by Officer Daniel Sylvain on Maquoit Road on a warrant. 10/29 at 10:44 p.m. Matthew S. Gaspar, 23, of Baybridge Road, was arrested by Officer Daniel Hebert on Route 1 on a warrant and on charges of violating condition of release. 10/30 at 1:50 a.m. Charles E. Bailey, 20, of Winchester, Mass., was arrested by Officer Jason McCarthy on Maine Street on charges of operating under the influence and operating a vehicle without a license.
Summonses 10/28 at 2:42 p.m. Vera L. Fisco, 28, of Lincoln Street, was issued a summons by Officer Jason McCarthy on Elm Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 10/29 at 7:31 p.m. Angela C. Hennessey, 41, of Burr Lane, Bowdoin, was issued a summons by Officer Brandon Ingaharro on Tibbetts Drive on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 10/28 at 11:24 p.m. Jessica M. McMaster, 25, of Lincoln Street, Richmond, was issued a summons by Officer Brandon Ingaharro on Tibbetts Drive on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 10/30 at 4:35 p.m. Arianna C. Kiser, 22, of Pond Drive, was issued a summons by Officer Brandon Ingaharro on Federal Street on a charge of assault.
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Summonses from previous page 10/24 at 2:46 p.m. Vehicle crash on Raymond Road. 10/24 at 10:59 p.m. Fire on Route 1, Freeport. 10/25 at 7:10 a.m. Medical emergency on Bath Road. 10/25 at 11:45 a.m. Power outage, electrical smell on Federal Street. 10/25 at 2:43 p.m. Vehicle crash on Church Road. 10/25 at 10:30 p.m. Vehicle crash on Harpswell Road. 10/26 at 7:50 p.m. Vehicle crash on Mill Street. 10/26 at 11:42 p.m. Medical emergency on MacMillan Drive. 10/27 at 4:25 p.m. Fire on Route 1, Freeport. 10/27 at 6:11 p.m. Broken water pipe on Durham Road. 10/28 at 9:55 a.m. Assist citizen on Linnell Circle. 10/31 at 2:05 p.m. Medical emergency on Bath Road. 10/31 at 2:10 p.m. Medical emergency on Baribeau Drive.
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Labrecque was predeceased by sisters Joanne Beaudoin and Theresa Bernier and her brother Roland Beaudoin. She is survived by her daughters Monique Story and her husband Tom of Brunswick and Theresa Labrecque of Brunswick; son Raymond Labrecque of Richmond; sister Pauline Avery of Colchester, Conn.; two grandsons, James Leavitt and his wife Kathleen of Portland and Andrew Leavitt of Brunswick; greatgranddaughters Audry and Ida Leavitt of Portland; and her extended family of Guardian Angels at Winship Green in Bath. Visiting hours were held Nov. 1 at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial and internment at St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick. Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.
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1 after battling pancreatic cancer. She was born Nov. 25, 1946 in Beverly, Mass., the daughter of Elmer B. Thomas III and Laura Catherine Cooney. Raised in Rockport, Mass. and Brunswick, she graduated from Brunswick High School in 1965 and Bates College in 1968. After college she got married and had two sons, later moving to Arizona. As that marriage ended, she returned home to Maine and spent the majority of her life in her adopted state. She spent her life raising her children and devoting herself to activities pursued by her family. It was through her children’s activities that she met Joseph Pluto, a naval officer. They were married May 7, 1977 and traveled with the Navy to Bermuda, the Azores and the Philippines. She enjoyed all manner of sewing and was skilled enough to make her own wedding dress. A true outdoorswoman, she enjoyed fishing and was skilled at archery and riflery. She served for years as a dance and figure judge for the U.S. Figure Skating Association and later in her life turned her attention to civic duties such as being an election clerk and acting as a member of the Mayflower Society. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Joseph, and their daughter Laurie
Bath council from page 1 code compliance and safety. Work beyond this can be designed, priced and completed based on the actual future use of the space.” Norton also said spending $308,000 would allow the skatepark “to function as efficiently as, and probably more efficiently than, in its current location.” The council last month authorized the Parks and Recreation Department to move the existing assets of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and skatepark to the Old Brunswick Road armory for storage, until a use for the building has been determined. Besides being a possible new home for the skatepark, another proposed use for the armory – purchased by the city last year with $175,000 of borrowed funds – is to have it house the local Box 19 Club’s antique fire trucks. Parks and Recreation Director Steve Balboni, whose department maintains the old Y, said he thinks the facility could accommodate both uses. With interest included over a 10-year loan, the estimated cost of the $308,000 bond is between $35,000 and $40,000 a year. Balboni said the skatepark board is willing to give up its $40,000 annual subsidy from the city so that the cost of the borrowing would not fall on taxpayers. He said he is confident in the board’s ability to make up the funds through fundraising. Balboni said he expects the skatepark’s revenue and use to increase if it moves to the armory, since that building is closer to Bath Middle School, which many of the
Pluto of Hebron and her partner Jason Strong and his children Joanna, Jordan, and Spencer. She also leaves behind her two sons, Jim Gameros of Gray and his partner Karen Hall, and Bill Gameros of Dallas, Texas, and his wife Kathryn and their children Zoe, Isabel, and Nina. A celebration of Pluto’s life will be held on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 federal St., Brunswick, ME. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any of the following: Maine State Music Theater, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, ME 04011; Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; or the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 10 High St., Suite 301, Lewiston, ME 04240. Memorial condolences may be expressed and a video tribute viewed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.
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skatepark’s young patrons attend. Claire Berkowitz, chairwoman of the skatepark board, called $308,000 an investment in the future of the community’s children. “I’m concerned that we’re going to walk away from these kids, and that breaks my heart,” she said. Brackett said 11 people had contacted him about the issue, all of whom said the bond question for the armory renovation should go to the voters, and not be decided by the council. He said after the meeting that he does support the skatepark, and that “if I had to vote tomorrow, in the voting booth, I personally would vote to (bond the money).” But he said he has “heard loud and clear, clearer than I’ve heard in the one year I’ve been on the council, that people want to speak on this matter. That’s why I voted as I did.” Rogers requested tabling the skatepark’s move to the armory until after the Dec. 7 second vote on the armory bond. “I just feel that there’s no reason to have this order put in place if we don’t have the funding,” he said. Councilors James Omo, Sean Paulhus, Mari Eosco and Andrew Winglass opposed the motion to table, while Councilors David Sinclair, Rogers, Brackett and Pagurko favored it. With the council split 4-4, Chairman Bernard Wyman cast the deciding vote in favor of tabling the matter. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
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A few fall teams still alive With just soccer and football still remaining on the fall sports docket, a handful of Mid-Coast teams are still kicking. Here’s a glimpse at the week that was:
Cross country Brunswick and Mt. Ararat took part in the Class A state cross country meet Saturday at Twin Brook Recreation Center in Cumberland. The Eagles girls’ tallied 92 points to finish second behind three-time champion Cheverus (41). Mt. Ararat was led by sophomore Kelly Lynch, who completed the 5,000-meter course in 20 minutes, 37.53 seconds, good for seventh place. Also scoring for the Eagles were senior Emma Wood (14th, 21:04.44), freshman Olivia Swan (22nd, 21:41.53), junior Lauren McNett (23rd, 21:44.20) and junior Brennie Radulski (26th, 21:53.81). The Dragons had 112 points and came in fourth. Leading the way was sophomore Teresa Murphy (sixth, 20:34.95). Also scoring were junior Madsy Schneider (20th, 21:23.24), senior Kathleen McMahon (21st, 21:33.71), freshman Brooke Escoe (29th, 22:05.09) and senior Jasmine Boyle (36th, 22:14.28). In the boys’ meet, won by Scarborough with 85 points, Mt. Ararat placed fourth with 140. Senior Andy ReifmanPackett led the way by coming in fifth (17:16.83). Also scoring were sophomore Nathan Mackenzie (12th, 17:46.59), sophomore Sam Wood (26th, 18:07.35), sophomore Jake Demosthenes (40th, 18:31.52) and junior Zach O’Connor (57th, 18:56.00). Brunswick had 217 points and was ninth. Senior Benson Worthington wound up fourth with a time of 16:58.94. Also scoring were sophomore Jamie Ross (14th, 17:53.39), senior Jacob Schwab (55th, 18:49.12), sophomore Donovan Shea (63rd, 19:04.77) and sophomore Alex Nichols (81st, 19:38.48).
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Brunswick senior Benson Worthington sprints toward a fourthplace finish in the Class A boys’ cross country state meet Saturday afternoon. The Dragons finished ninth as a team.
Football Morse football’s playoff run came to a quick end last weekend. The Shipbuilders, ranked eighth in Eastern B, were humbled by top-ranked Leavitt, the two-time defending regional champion, 61-12. Morse finished its season at 4-5. The Eastern A regular season came to a close Saturday when Brunswick went to Mt. Ararat and prevailed, 51-0. The Eagles finished 0-9. The Dragons, meanwhile, completed their regular season at 7-2 and wound up third in the final Crabtree Points standings. As a result, Brunswick will go to No. 2 Bangor (7-2) for the semifinals Friday at 7 p.m. In the opener, way back on Sept. 2, the Dragons dominated the Rams statistically, but turned the ball over six times and lost, 21-20.
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Brunswick sophomore Ryan Maciejewski turns the corner and heads for a big gain during the Dragons’ 51-0 win at Mt. Ararat in the regular season finale Saturday.
Mt. Ararat sophomore Kelly Lynch holds off Massabesic’s Gabrielle Johnson to finish seventh in the Class A girls’ race. The Eagles finished runnerup to three-time champion Cheverus.
In Eastern A, Brunswick took its fifth seed to No. 4 Hampden Academy for the quarterfinals and suffered a tough 1-0 loss to the Broncos to finish the year 7-4-4. Mt. Ararat, ranked third, hosted No. 6 Messalonskee in the quarterfinals, but was upset, 1-0, to finish the year 8-2-5. In Western B, fifth-ranked Morse had to go to No. 4 Maranacook for the quarterfinals and suffered a 2-1 loss to finish 8-6-1. Cody Snyder scored for the Shipbuilders. “It was playoff soccer, a great crowd, good play and chances
both ways,” said Morse coach Tom Rackmales. “We had our chances over the last half hour and even in the final couple of minutes, but didn’t find the net. We had a wonderful crowd come up to support us and we’re grateful. The boys played their hearts out.”
Girls’ soccer On the girls’ side, two local squads reached Wednesday’s regional final round (played too late for this edition) In Western B, top-ranked Morse continued its dream season by eliminating No. 9
Lake Region (4-0) and No. 5 Maranacook (3-1) to improve to 16-0. Christina Stuart had two goals against the Black Bears while Bess Howell also scored. The Shipbuilders hosted defending state champion and No. 3 seed Falmouth (11-4-1) in the regional final. It was the first ever meeting between the schools. If Morse advanced, it would face either Presque Isle (14-1-1) or Hermon (13-2-1) in the Class B state final Saturday at a time to be announced at Hampden Academy. In Eastern A, Brunswick, the No. 2 seed, had no problem with No. 7 Hampden Academy (6-1) or No. 3 Oxford Hills (5-0) to advance to a regional final showdown at top-ranked, undefeated, defending regional champion Bangor. The Dragons lost at home to the Rams, 5-1, on Sept. 24. If Brunswick could spring the upset, it would face either Gorham (16-0) or Scarborough (13-1-2) in Saturday’s Class A state final, at a time to be announced at Falmouth High School. Mt. Ararat, the fifth seed, had its season end at 9-5-1 after a 1-0 quarterfinal round loss at No. 4 Waterville.
Bowdoin field hockey advances
Boys’ soccer The boys’ soccer season concluded for local teams last week.
Roundup Taylor tip-off upcoming The third annual Taylor tip-off basketball tournament will be held Sunday at Falmouth High School and Middle School’s gyms. The tournament is a fund-
raiser for the Taylor Memorial Fund which supports children across the state of Maine who have lost parents to domestic violence. The entry fee is based on donation with the target minimum of $200 per team. FMI, taylortipoff.org.
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Bowdoin senior Liz Clegg possesses the ball during the Polar Bears’ 2-0 home win over Hamilton in last Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal. Bowdoin advanced to host Trinity in the semifinals Saturday at 11 a.m. If the Polar Bears win that game, they’ll host either Amherst or Middlebury Sunday at 12 p.m., in the championship contest.
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Promotions The Maine National Guard has made the following promotions: Cory Major of Brunswick and Steven Dee Jr. of New Gloucester were promoted to sergeant; Keith Laroche of Portland was promoted to specialist.; Kane Lapid Isiah of Portland, Theodore Phadungthin of Portland, Lisa Bryant of Scarborough, Adam Stoddard of Scarborough, and Christopher Wayland of Portland were all promoted to private first class; and, Brandon Briggs of Freeport and Grace Miller of Portland were promoted to private. Susan Danly was promoted to senior curator at The Portland Museum of Art. She was hired by the museum in 2002 as curator of graphics, photography, and contemporary art. Keith J. Bourgeois of Portland is now the director of operations for Amedisys Home Health Care. His experience ranges from the critical care arena, specifically hemodynamic monitoring, to all aspects of comprehensive skilled health care.
Appointments The Kiwanis Club of Portland hired Elizabeth Richards of Westbrook as its new president. Angie Dougherty was appointed vice president and David Bouffard was appointed secretary/treasurer. The following members will serve as the Club’s directors: Jason Briggs, Pete Brown, Phil Haskell, Nelson Haynes, and Beth Tatro. Angela Wright of Auburn and Mary Fasulo of Portland were inducted as new members. At the annual meeting of the Maine Association of School Libraries, a new slate of officers was appointed for a two-year term: Eileen Broderick of Bethel was appointed president; Joyce Lucas of Smithfield is vice-president; and Dorothy Hall-Riddle continues as treasurer. Tina Taggart of Foxcroft Academy is the new secretary.
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Dinner theater comes to Harpswell, 6 p.m., Grange Hall, Route 123, Harpswell, tickets $15 advance, FMI 725-2438.
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Monday 11/7 ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” auditions for adult actors (over 18), 6-9 p.m., to schedule call 729-8584, prepare a two minute monologue, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick.
Films Wednesday 11/9 ”The Far North,” a Donald Millan lecture film, 7 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College, free, FMI 725-3062.
Robert Freson film presentation, 1:30 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, FMI 729-8033.
The Novel Jazz Septet, 7 p.m., Sikompha Library, Main St., Damariscotta, tickets $12 adults/$10 seniors/$5 ages 12-18, FMI 5635513.
Music Saturday 11/5
The Bob Band, 7:30 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Main St., Brunswick, tickets $8 advance, $10 door, FMI 725-5222.
Listener’s Guide to Chamber Music, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, larksociety.org, 761-1522.
Oratorio Chorale Open rehearsal, 6-9 p.m., Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, Rachael Bairstow, 329-5708.
Listener’s Guide to Chamber Music, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, larksociety.org, 761-1522.
CITY OF BATH HOURS OF VOTER REGISTRATION The Registrar of Voters for the City of Bath is open from 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday and Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The Registrar will process new registrations, change of addresses, change of name and changes in political parties. The ofﬁce of Registrar of Voters is located in the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce on the ﬁrst ﬂoor of City Hall, 55 Front Street. Voters can also register at the polls on Election Day 8:00am to 8:00pm. Be sure to bring proof of residence and a photo ID for registration processing. Questions can be directed to 443-8332 or 443-8333.
Durham Community School PTA, seeking crafters, business owners for a fair on Nov. 19 at the Durham Community School Gymnasium, 654 Hallowell Road, $20 for 8-foot table, proceeds support field trip funding, FMI, Nancy Decker, orc95@ comcast.net, 751-1323 or Laurel Gervais, email@example.com.
Books & Authors Wednesday 11/9 ”Dispelling the Myth:” How America can achieve high-quality, lower cost health care, 7 a.m., Holi-
day Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, $17 members/$27 nonmembers, register by Nov. 4, FMI 772-2811.
tional Church of Cumberland, 282 Main St., Cumberland. Free. FMI 699-2989.
”L.L. Bean: The man & his company” author Jim Witherell to speak, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 871-1700.
Get the scoop on acid rain in Casco Bay, short film and talk by Mike Doan, 7 p.m., Foreside Community Church. Free. FMI 781-5880.
John McDonald 20th Anniversary radio broadcast and book signing, 8-11 a.m., Nonesuch Books and Cards, Millcreek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South portland, 799-2659, nonesuchbooks.com
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, 4 p.m., tickets $15 + service fee in advance and $20 door. FMI cascobay.org.
Addicted to Love, opening 5-8 p.m., exhibit runs through Nov. 31, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, FMI Michelle Souliere 450-6695
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from previous page 5-8 p.m., Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, Falmouth. ”At Work and Play,” opening 5-8 p.m., Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave. Show runs through Nov. 26. FMI 415-4279 ”Blue Butterfield,” opening 5-8 p.m., runs through Nov. 28, The Gallery at Harmons & Bartons, 584 Congress St., Portland, FMI 7745948 or harmonsbartons.com. ”Darfur at Our Doorstep,” opening 5-8 p.m., runs through Nov. 30, Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, FMI 772-0680. ”Davidson and Daughters Revisited,” opening 5-8 p.m., closes Dec. 2 reception 5-8 p.m., 3 Fish Gallery. FMI 772-6467. ”Perspective,” Nov. 4-27, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island, FMI 712-1097. ”Piece by Piece: My journey through mosaics,” opening 5-8 p.m., runs through Nov. 27, Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland. FMI 773-0822. SMCC Senior Art Exhibition, 5-8 p.m., Eastland Hotel, on exhibit through Nov. 18. Smash Knock ‘Em Dead & Running With Scissors group show, open by appointment Nov. 4-25. Contact Kate Anker, Robert Nason or Julian Moran, 831-5682. ”Save Them,” 5-7 p.m. Mayo St. Arts.
Sunday 11/6 ”About Face,” photography of
Arts & Entertainment Calendar James Allen Walker, Merrill Memorial Library Gallery, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 846-0697.
Friday 11/18 “The Black Power Mixtape,” doors 7 p.m., film 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, FMI 828-5600.
Music Friday 11/4 Free music at Bayside Bowl, Jon Nolan & the Working Girls, the Molens, Splendora Colt, 8:30 p.m., Bayside Bowl, Portland. Further featuring Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, doors open 5:30 p.m., Cumberland County Civic Center, tickets $40, ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 or at the box office. Matt Wallace Benefit Show, 9 p.m., The Big Easy, 21+, $10 suggested donation at door. Proceeds go to Matt Walla benefit fund.
Sunday 11/6 Shape Note Singing, 1-4 p.m. The New Church, 302 Stevents Ave., Portland.
Wednesday 11/9 The Michael Williams Band, doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., The State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets $45-55 available through ticketmaster.com, FMI 956-6000.
Thursday 11/10 Presumpscot River Bottom Boys, 2 p.m., Scarborough Terrace, 600 Commercial Dr., Scarborough, lim-
ited seating, reservations required, FMI 885-5568. Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, free, FMI 775-3356.
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Friday 11/11 Occidental Gypsy, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, tickets $10, FMI 615-3609.
Sunday 11/13 Rossini Club Concert, 1-3 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, FMI 772-5434.
Theater & Dance ”August: Osage County,” Nov. 2-20, Wed./Thu. 7 p.m. $20, Fri. ($25)/Sat. ($30) 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $30, St. Lawrence Arts, reservations and info 885-5883. ”Fieldwork:” Dance and Storytelling with Lida Winfield & Ellen Smith Ahern, Workshop Nov. 3-4, 8 p.m., performance Nov. 4-5, 11 a.m.1 p.m., tickets $12 performance, $40 workshop, Lucid Stage, FMI 899-3993. ”A Fate Worse Than Death:” or Adrift of Life’s Sea! Nov. 3-5, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Nov. 5, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., admission $3 students, $5 adults, FMI 799-8176. ”The Boyfriend,” Nov 3-5, 7 p.m, additonal 1 p.m. show on Nov. 5, Scarborough High School Auditorium, 259 Route 1, Scarborough, $9 adults/$6 seniors and students, FMI 937-2081.
“Wire Tree” is one of the works on display by Clyde Bango at the Museum of African Culture’s Contemporary Gallery, 13 Brown St., Portland. An opening reception for Bango will take place on Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Oscar at 871-7188.
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Portland Ovations presents ‘101 Years of Broadway’ By Scott Andrews Musical theater has been a fixture of the New York scene since the middle of the 1800s, but the past century has represented a golden age. That’s the central concept of Neil Berg’s historical revue,“101 Years of Broadway.” It’s a touring show, and it motors into Merrill Auditorium on Friday thanks to Portland Ovations. Opera is another, much older form of musical theater. Excerpts and highlights from a number of shows will be presented on Friday when the University of Southern Maine’s Spotlight Series features a husband-wife duo of opera singers in a revue titled “Cornucopia of Songs and Arias” on the Gorham campus. Jorma Kaukonen was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, the seminal San Francisco psychedelic rock ensemble of the 1960s. The Airplane’s been grounded for decades, but Kaukonen still flies around the world singing and playing guitar. He flies into Portland’s One Longfellow Square on Saturday.
‘101 Years of Broadway’ Neil Berg is a pianist, composer, lyricist, accompanist, music director and producer who has been active on the New York theatrical scene for three-plus decades. For the past few years he’s been combining these many talents in a revue that’s titled “100 Years of Broadway.” It’s been traveling around the country and it’s been so extraordinarily successful – including a 2010 stop in Portland – that Berg has produced a sequel: “101 Years of Broadway.” That show visits the Port City on Friday, under the auspices of Portland Ovations. The formula is simple. A team of five singers – each having starred in at least one Broadway show – performs a retrospective revue of great songs and scenes from the past century, which represents a sort of golden age of American musical theater. Berg himself will play piano, plus there’s a small orchestra to back up the singers.
The show also represents a microcosm of American culture. “The American musical is like the Frankenstein monster of musical art form,” Berg said. “Pieces have been liberally borrowed from opera, vaudeville, operetta, jazz, blues, pop music, rock ‘n’ roll, etc. This variety matches the ‘melting pot’ of immigrant cultures which makes up America. All these styles are represented are inherent to the ‘Broadway’ sound.’” American musical theater has evolved through a number of different eras, and “101 Years of Broadway” begins during the heyday of George M. Cohan, who was the leading impresario of the early 1900s. It continues through the dazzling era dominated by Florenz Ziegfeld’s annual “Follies” revues, and continues into the era dominated by the integrated book shows pioneered by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It concludes with the present day, including a number of mega-hits that originated in Europe. Portland Ovations presents “101 Years of Broadway” at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
‘A Cornucopia of Songs and Arias’ Voice students at the University of Southern Maine School of Music have long benefited from the expertise of two senior teachers who have vast experience on the global opera scene. Remarkably, the pair are also celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary this fall. Students and the public are invited to hear them this Friday as Malcolm Smith and Margaret Yauger present highlights from their operatic careers in “A Cornucopia of Songs and Arias,” part of the school of music’s Spotlight Series, which features faculty artists. Smith and Yauger don’t intend to merely showcase their own considerable talents, but to turn the evening into a learning experience. Yauger and Smith selected the collec-
A cast of five will sing favorite show tunes from the past century in Neil Berg’s “101 Years of Broadway,” which plays Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Friday night under the auspices of Portland Ovations.
tion of masterworks to demonstrate the variety and flexibility American singers need. “We’re trying to bring a little bit of our experience – everywhere we’ve sung and what we’ve done,” Smith said. “We didn’t want to specialize in something but to show the young artists that are going to be singers and teachers that they have to have this flexibility.” The two also want to emphasize to their students that having performed a piece successfully doesn’t mean you’re done learning about it. Yauger is returning to the Gustav Mahler work that she sang in her own senior recital. “I later sang it with symphony orchestras, and now with this recital, which underscores the principal of varying and reworking a piece that I never finish,” Yauger said. And Smith is singing the duet from “La Gioconda” that he performed in his Metropolitan Opera premiere. “After I premiered ‘La Gioconda’ at the Met, Margaret and I both sang the opera in Fort Worth, Texas. You never finish something; you always go back and rework the songs,” Smith said. One of America’s leading basses, Smith has appeared with the world’s major operatic and symphonic organizations.
He has performed with such renowned companies as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg Opera, Munich Opera, Vienna State Opera and the Paris Opera Bastille. He has been heard in concert repertoire with such leading orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, the Baltimore, Montreal and National symphonies. Yauger was the leading mezzo-soprano of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Duesseldorf-Duisburg, Germany) for more than 10 years where she performed in more than 21 productions. In her operatic career she has performed more than 50 roles. Both have sung with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and performed roles with PORTopera. Catch the Cornucopia at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Call the music box office at 780-5555.
Guitarist-singer-songwriter Jorma Kaukonen is still enjoying a career that began more than half a century ago when he started playing clubs and music rooms in San Francisco during the early 1960s. (Among his early efforts was accompanying the young Janis Joplin in her pre-Big Brother days.) Kaukonen skyrocketed to fame as a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, the seminal San Francisco psychedelic rock band. Around 1970 he also co-founded another group that still plays together, at least occasionally: Hot Tuna. As a guitarist, Kaukonen pioneered the finger style that helped define Jefferson Airplane’s distinctive sound, and he’s been rated by Rolling Stone as the 54th greatest rock guitarist of all time and the 14th greatest acoustic guitarist. Plus he’s a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Catch Jorma Kaukonen at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State streets) in Portland. Call 761-1757.
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Saturday 11/5 Auction to benefit St. John’s Catholic School, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick, FMI 725-5507.
Saturday 11/12 Opus One Big Band Performance, to benefit Brunswick High School, 6 p.m., 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, $10 adults/$5 students, FMI Mary 798-2064 Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, FMI 729-3193.
Saturday 11/19 Thanks for Giving Gala Charity Event, 6-10 p.m., Inn at Brunswick Station. Proceeds benefit the Dean Snell Cancer Foundation. FMI 789-5891.
Bulletin Board Friday 11/4 Maine Association of Payroll Professionals Seminar, 8:30 a.m.4 p.m., Augusta Civic Center, to register or FMI 626-2405.
Saturday 11/5 Bells of St. Mary Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m, St. Mary’s Church Hall, 114 Lincoln St., Bath, FMI Pauline 443-6170. Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Elijah Kellog Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, FMI Gladys Wright 729-5702 or Carrie Bubbier 729-6267.
Sunday 11/6 Interfaith Memorial Service, 2 p.m., Bath United Church of Christ Congregational Sanctuary, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 721-1357.
Tuesday 11/8 Fishing Regulations, public hearing, 6:30 p.m., Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road.
Wednesday 11/9 Bath-Tsugaru Japan Exchange Program, public meeting, 6-8 p.m., Winter St. Church, 880 Washington St., Bath, 443-8330. Personal Finance & Investing: Doing your own research, 5:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 7255242 ext. 216.
Friday 11/11 Art and Book Sale, Nov. 11, 12-3 p.m and Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum’s Long Reach Hall, Bath, FMI mainemaritimemuseum.org or 443-1316.
Saturday 11/12 Curtis Kids book sale, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, 725-5242, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 11/13 Bath Antiques Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Middle School, $4 admission. FMI 443-8983.
Tuesday 11/15 Midcoast Retired Educators Association Annual Meeting, 11 a.m., Maine Vocational Region 10 High School, Church Road, Brunswick. FMI 721-0659.
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Wednesday 11/9 Topsham Garden Club Meeting, 12 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Marie 729-1295.
Mon. 11/7 1 p.m. Staff Review Hawthorne School Mon. 11/7 7 p.m. Town Council BS Tue. 11/8 4 p.m. Police Station Building Committee BS Tue. 11/8 4:30 p.m. Teen Center Advisory People Plus Wed. 11/9 5 p.m. Conservation Commission BS Wed. 11/9 7 p.m. School Board BS Thu. 11/10 7 p.m. Cable TV Committee BS
Unleashing Your Child’s Potential: Tools to Develop Inner Peace, Success and Happiness in Your Children, parenting series by Bambi Thompson, Occupational Therapist, workshop on how to
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Health & Support Friday 11/4 Coming to Your Senses and Seeing Things as They Are, Nov. 4, 7-9 p.m.; Nov 5-6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, Brunswick, $140 a weekend, FMI Joy Kish to register 840-9859.
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Wednesday 11/16 eReader Information Session, 6 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, FMI 443-5141 ext. 25.
Thursday 11/17 Tedford Housing Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Cram Alumni Building, Bowdoin College, suggested $20 donation, RSVP by Nov. 9, FMI 729-1661 ext. 101 or martha@ thedfordhousing.org.
Saturday 11/19 Brunswick Visitor Center Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Brunswick. FMI 789-5891. Early Bird Downtown Sale Day, 7-11 a.m., Downtown Brunswick. FMI 729-4439.
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Energy from page 4 ing of selling coal, too, which he said is cleaner and more efficient than it used to be. But Feenstra is also relying on a niche to carry his oil business: customers in the Low Income Energy Assistance Program and municipalities. “We’re one of the few companies that will go out and do a 25-gallon or 50-gallon drop” without charging extra for the small amount of fuel being delivered, he said. Most other oil companies charge a fee for anything less than 100 gallons. “We do a lot of general assistance to the towns,” he said. “We’re there for the people.” Some other oil companies aren’t adding any new products. Instead, they’re trying to win customers the old-fashioned way: by under-cutting their competition. Dale Brown, owner of Richmond-based Dale’s Cash Fuel, which delivers in the greater Portland area, said he has definitely noticed that his customers are switching to alternative fuels, and he doesn’t blame them. In fact, he heats his home with pro-
Waterfront from page 1 partly on half an acre of town property and on waterfront land owned by the Fore River Co., which also owns the Bowdoin Mill. Roedner said the constraints and opportunities of the space – a total of about two acres – are being investigated. One constraint is a 24-foot drop to the water. “It’s not this gentle walk to the water, carrying your boat with you; it’d be a process to get there,” Roedner said. The Wright-Pierce engineering firm, the
Home-schoolers from page 1 and his wife, Laura, grow organic vegetables and raise livestock, he prompted them to think about what they were doing. The answer – distributing the manure adds nutrients to the soil – led to a discussion about soil formation and decomposition. Experiences like these form the core of Grady’s farm science class, called “Nature’s Design on the Farm.” This is the first time Grady, a former high school science teacher, has offered the class, which integrates his family’s work on the farm with a science curriculum tailored to 8- to 13-year-olds. His goal is that his students, who include his two daughters, gain a better understanding of where food comes from and the science behind growing what they eat, as well as learning about farming. “Kids are not nearly connected enough to what happens on a farm,” he said. Grady also wanted to make learning more physical and interactive.
Cards from page 6 There are cards to and from a patient, and to and from family members. There are also announcement cards that help a family member send word that the difficult decision has been made to put that patient into hospice. The cards are available at Shirley’s Hallmark in Falmouth and Wilson’s Drug
www.theforecaster.net pane, he said, “because it’s cheaper.” But as the only employee of his company – he answers the phone, drives the truck, pumps the oil and does the accounting – he’s not in a position to offer his customers anything else. Instead, he thinks his one-man company works to his advantage by allowing him to sell oil more inexpensively than larger companies with more overhead. For example, Dale’s Cash Fuel was selling heating oil for $3.39 on Oct. 31, while Dead River Co., one of the largest in the region, charged $3.60 on Nov. 1. “I can sell fuel cheaper than a lot of people because it’s just me and a truck,” Brown said. But unlike Dead River, Brown doesn’t offer pre-payment plans, emergency delivery, boiler service or lines of credit. He’s cash only, and delivers only if the drop is arranged in advance. “I’m as small-scale as you can get because I haven’t invested in a bulk plant and all these things,” he said. “That’s why I can sell my oil cheaper than anyone else.” As a one-man operation, it may seem that lead consultant on the project, produced a draft waterfront access study report. That report noted that as a result of the input-gathering process, there was general consensus in favor of hand-carry boat access, with some public gathering space or an area for a park. Improvements to pedestrian and bicycle access and vehicular traffic flow throughout the Lower Village were also desired, as well as adequate parking for local businesses and park users. The draft report recommends the town proceed with a preliminary design plan outlining “the scale and location of park and waterfront improvements with the Village Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/105026
“The need to sit down and be quiet all day is brutal,” he said, especially for boys. Grady believes that education centered around doing activities is not only better for many students, but is more realistic than shuffling between classrooms inside a school building. “What we want to provide our kids, more than anything else, is that knowledge and understanding of what life is like day to day,” he said. “School in general is not realistic in a lot of ways.” Every Monday and Wednesday, a group of students from Harpswell and surrounding towns spend most of the day at Two Coves Farm learning how farm life works. They care for animals, make compost, and use tools, while also studying ecology, physics and chemistry. The blurring of the lines between work, school and play is what makes the class so appealing to students and parents. When asked if they enjoyed Grady’s class, the six students who attended on
Store in Bath, and the Holmeses are hoping to expand. Two cards in their line of 24 designs have been acquired for worldwide publication. One card, to someone’s dying loved one, is called “On the Other Side.” It reads, in part, “Do promise me this / as you go on your way— / That you’ll wait for me there / because I must stay. / When I come to be with you / on the other side / Just beyond
Brown is vulnerable to the ups and downs of the price of heating oil, as well as any circumstances that could interfere with his ability to deliver oil. But he’s not nearly as vulnerable as mid-sized oil companies with more staff, infrastructure and equipment, Py said. “The one-, two-truck operators are the most flexible and have the lowest overhead,” Py said. “They may have some difficulties, but really it’s the mid-level companies that have a lot of overhead they have to carry.” He pointed to last January’s sudden collapse of Brunswick-based Thibeault Energy as an example. It’s still unclear what contributed to Thibeault’s demise, but owners of other oil companies speculated that Thibeault may have been struggling to pay off its new oil terminal, constructed in 2003, or incorrectly guessed the price of oil and been forced to buy it at a higher price than what was offered to customers in pre-paid contracts. “If you’re a company and you’re guessing on what your commodity costs will be ... that’s a bad place to be,” Py said. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/105036
Area that it feels will best meet the needs of the community.” Its plans should consider the immediate and long-term goals for waterfront access in light of existing resources, the report states. Those plans should also consider the need to acquire additional land or easements if necessary, and show any possible private landowners a clear plan of Topsham’s development goals “with the understanding that it may be unlikely that the Town will be able to acquire a significant Monday were quick to answer with a resounding yes. “It feels like having fun, it doesn’t really feel like school,” said 13-year old Nick Comey, of Harpswell. “We get to be outside a lot and we spend time with animals,” said Yvette Grady, 10, Joe Grady’s daughter. Parent Elizabeth Davis, whose 10-year old daughter Rose participates in the class, is equally thrilled. “This morning (Rose) was shoveling cow manure,” she said. “That’s fabulous. And she really gets what’s going on with cow manure and why it makes the soil rich when it goes into the earth.” After feeding the turkeys during Monday’s class, the students walked back up the hill to the woodshop to learn about worms and the role they play in decomposition. They assembled wooden boxes to hold worms and compost, and as they took turns hammering and holding the wood, Grady moved between the pairs, straightening bent nails and wiggling the pieces into place. Then they rooted through the compost for worms.
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November 4, 2011 From oil to ‘energy’
Perhaps the clearest indication of how oil companies are adapting to the change in the market may be the way Maine Energy Marketers Association, a trade group for fuel companies, has rebranded itself. Two years ago, the organization changed its name from Maine Oil Dealers Association, “to reflect the business practices of our existing membership, which included providing other products besides oil,” Py said. “While the branding was good, the reality was the members were not just doing that anymore,” he said. Downeast Energy recently announced a new partnership with ReVision Energy, a solar panel manufacturer, which will help to further its identity as an energy company, not just an oil company. “We’re not fighting the tide,” McCormack said. “... We need to find out what people will be buying for energy, and adapt and change.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.
portion of remaining undeveloped land in the Lower Village with waterfront access,” according to the report. The document also notes that the scale of project construction costs and impact on environmentally regulated resources should be closely examined to come up with a realistic schedule for implementing the project, and its funding needs. A public meeting on the preliminary plan will be held Nov. 21, with a final plan expected in December. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
Although the class ends next week, Grady hopes to offer it again in the spring, and eventually to take his programming on the road to local schools. “Part of it is bringing kids here and working, but part of it is bringing a little taste of what we do into schools,” he said. “That’s a niche that needs filling.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.
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application to build a 75-foot monopole tower at 14 Oak St., in Topsham’s Heights neighborhood, in June 2010. The company needed conditional approval for the tower Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/105094
before undergoing site plan and transmission tower reviews. Mariner and T-Mobile, which would have been a carrier on the tower, sued the town in July 2010 to obtain the permits the Planning Board denied. The lawsuit sought an injunction and a conditional use permit, along with every other permit required for the tower to be built and operated. T-Mobile withdrew from the case in September 2010. Topsham residents voted 2,358 to 1,933 two months later to ban new cell towers in the town’s Urban Residential Zone. The ban was retroactive to April 1, 2010. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
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Dams: safe or not?
asked at a recent legislative committee meeting how long it typically takes to inspect a dam. “I don’t know the answer to that,” he said. Even if it took two weeks to inspect a dam, that would mean 26 could be inspected per year, very close to the benchmark needed to keep up with the law. In an email, McAleer, replied: “If all ( Fletcher) did was inspect dams, then one might expect that more than six inspections could be completed in a year. (It should also be noted that Mr. Fletcher has completed external inspections on approximately nine other dams and is scheduled to complete the internal inspections when water levels will allow him to gain entry.) I have provided a list of Mr. Fletcher’s responsibilities that details the numerous duties his job entails. Mr. Fletcher must decide on a daily basis which of those numerous tasks are most important for him to do based on the priorities of the Agency. “Given the fact that most of the State’s dams are in reasonably sound condition, spending time inspecting a healthy dam may not be as important as working with dam owners to ensure they have a workable Emergency Action Plan. The real crux of the matter, however, is in having a clear understanding of what a thorough dam inspection entails ... .” The list provided by McAleer includes 24 “Job Tasks,” from conducting hazard classification inspections to ensuring that
McAleer’s statement that most of the state’s dams are in “reasonably sound condition,” however, is not in accord with previous statements by him and Fletcher. In May, Fletcher said, “There are dams that are in poor condition. It’s very difficult to predict if a dam’s going to breach. ... There are no dams that I can say are in an imminent stage of failure, but it’s a very difficult call to make.” Two months ago, McAleer said, “It’s incumbent on you to inspect them and see what their condition is. You can’t assume that a dam that was built 100 years ago is as solid today as it was 100 years ago.” MEMA records shows 25 of the 93 hazardous dams are 100 years old or more.
Uncompensated hours McAleer defended Fletcher’s work habits: “Tony is a unique individual who could probably make a lot more money who is also dedicated to this program. It’s phenomenal the times of day I get emails from him. We basically have to chase him out of the office.” In his email, McAleer added, “Unlike many State employees, the nature of Mr. Fletcher’s position does not afford him the luxury of a regular eight-hour-per-day schedule. Because of travel requirements and the frequent necessity to meet with dam owners at their convenience, Mr. Fletcher very frequently works early in the morning, late into the night and on weekends. ... Because of this requirement, we are flexible with exactly what hours he works in the office.”
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State car McAleer estimated that Fletcher has used his state vehicle to drive to Colby “10 percent of the time or less.” “Technically speaking, this is not an authorized use of the vehicle,” McAleer said. “Mr. Fletcher lives north of Waterville, so some might consider a slight detour to Colby ‘incidental’ use. However, we have taken steps to avoid such use in the future.” Fletcher lives in Farmington. Driving from Augusta to Colby and then to Farmington adds another 20 miles to Fletcher’s trip home from the office in the state car. McAleer said Fletcher is authorized to use the state vehicle to commute to his job because he “often leaves directly from home to do field work or returns late in the evening from trips.”
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