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News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Contractor vanishes with nearly $6K from Brunswick schools By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — The School Department is out more than $5,600 after the company it hired to manage substitute teachers apparently disappeared. Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski on Wednesday

said he has been unable to reach anyone at Syracuse, N.Y.-based Central Xchange, which provided an online service called Sub-IT to match schools with qualified substitute teachers. “Back in September ... they said ‘we’re having some prob-

lems, it’s going to take us a little while to fix it,” Perzanoski told the School Board. “... To make a long story short, after two weeks of trying to e-mail and call the company, we ended up calling the original number and it ended up being a car wash business in

Los Angeles.” A phone call Thursday morning to the number listed on Central Xchange’s website went to an automated message system for New England Car Wash Equipment, based in Acton, Mass.

Farmers, customers warm to historic freight shed By Alex Lear BATH — It’s a place steeped in history, with a clear view of the future. Bath’s last 19th century waterfront freight shed, recently given new life by the Bath Freight Shed Alliance, is the construction site of the Virginia, a replica of a historic pinnace built not far away at the Popham colony in 1607-1608. And it is now home to the Bath Winter Farmers Market. The market, formerly housed at the United Church of Christ on Congress Avenue, opened at the Commercial Street freight shed Nov. 3. It runs Saturdays through April from 9 a.m. to noon. Each Saturday a different community group will be showcased at the shed, along with the market. A Kickstarter website campaign to rewire and winterize the building was launched Feb. 22 with a goal of moving the market by Nov. 1; the campaign gained 237 backers and reached its $18,000

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Invasive moths appear on schedule in Harpswell By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — Winter moths are out, and local organizers want residents to be prepared. Robert McIntyre, a member of nonprofit Harpswell Heritage Apples who is working to inform residents about the invasive species, said winter moths were Index Arts Calendar ................18 Classifieds .....................24 Community Calendar.....21 Meetings ........................21

first seen Friday, Nov. 9. The winter moth is primarily known for its destruction of trees. McIntyre said he advises people to not use pesticides against them, because the chemicals will hurt a parasitic fly that will be introduced next year to combat the moth. Instead, he said residents

should use a preventative technique on trees known as banding, in which tape is wrapped around a tree to prevent the female winter moths from laying eggs. McIntyre said his organization and the Harpswell Garden Club have been holding informational sessions with the town at the

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Harpswell Heritage Land Trust at 153 Harpswell Neck Road. Nov. 19 will be the last Monday residents can stop by, he said, for information, advice and materials to control the winter moths in their area. The banding materials will

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the Bath Freight Shed Alliance with husband Steven Theodore – they are partners of Theodore & Theodore Architects in Arrowsic – as a means of making the shed a

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By Dylan Martin BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will vote Nov. 19 on whether to use $174,500 for school construction and renovations the School Board believes is of “considerable importance.” If approved, the funds will come from the municipal budget and not the School Department. Town and school officials said doing so will save Brunswick time and money. During the council’s Nov. 5 meeting, School Board member Rich Ellis said the amount taken from the municipal budget will help fund the second phase of the School Department’s Master Facilities Plan, which will be created by PDT Architects in Portland. Based on an assessment from the plan’s first phase, Ellis said, the board is seeking renovations and upgrades for Coffin Elementary School and Brunswick Junior High School. “The primary infrastructure concerns we hope to address include the capacity bottleneck that we’re experiencing with our K-5 classrooms and the structural deficiencies and general upkeep of our junior high facility,” Ellis said. “Both of these projects are of critical importance to the town’s infrastructure.” He said the 2011 closure of Jordan Acres Elementary School, which had up to 600 stu-

Heather Donahue of Balfour Farms, left, speaks with a to the Bath Winter Farmers’ Market, a gathering held Saturdays at the city’s historic freight shed.

goal by March 31, according to the website. Students from the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center completed the building’s electrical work. Wiebke Theodore founded

Another call, to the office manager of State Tower Associates of Syracuse, owner of the building listed as the address for Central Xchange, revealed that the company moved out of its

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Bath-area 7th-graders plant an orchard for the future By Alex Lear BATH — As Hannah Walker and Emeilia Marsh were planting their pear tree behind Bath Middle School last week, one of their concerns was what to name it. The seventh-graders, excited to be out in the sun, were helping to plant a 42-tree orchard as part of the Apple Classroom for Outdoor Research and Education project, or CORE. The initiative branches from Regional School Unit 1's Leading Our Community in Agricultural Learning garden. LOCAL serves all the school district's students at the corner of High and Lamont streets. "Last year we serviced over 700 kids who visited the garden, and we taught them basic (organic) agricultural practices," Laurie Burhoe, a master gardener who is co-director of the LOCAL garden, said at the Nov. 9 planting. She is working with city arborist Tom Hoerth and a seventh-grade science and humanities team at the middle school to plant the orchard. That orchard will be used by the students throughout their middle school years as an outdoor laboratory and classroom, as they guide the project from planting to harvesting. Once they leave the middle school, a new group of seventh-graders will become stewards of the orchard. Knowing where your food comes from is one benefit to this expeditionary learning exercise, Hoerth said. "And also understanding that you can grow it, doing things as a group and hav-

They will also use a weather station built by a middle school technical education class. The project's produce will go to school cafeterias and promote healthy food and sustainability. "I'm excited to be out here because I like trees and fruit," Marsh said. "So I'm glad we get to always be remembered as the seventh graders that started the apple orchard." When she and Walker were searching for a name, they decided the tree was a girl, "because all trees are girls," Marsh said. They ultimately settled on Piper. Piper the Pear Tree.

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ing it last a long period of time," Burhoe said. "These kids are going to have to be patient. They're not going to have fruit tomorrow. But they're going to see that you put a tree in the ground, and it grows, and it goes somewhere. And they're going to pass it on to other kids." She added that "they're going to come here with their kids, pick an apple, and say 'I planted this tree.'" The 70 students will maintain every aspect of the orchard – which will grow apples, pears, plums and persimmons – throughout the seasons, and monitor quality of fruit, spring frosts and pest management, according to Burhoe.

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Brandon Shanklin, left, and Sebastian Hale Krull plant one of 42 trees that make up a new fruit orchard behind Bath Middle School.

Alex lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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News briefs Mid-Coast United Way $40K short of $2M goal BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine has reached 98 percent of its $1.96 million fundraising goal, the organization announced. The annual campaign raised nearly $1.93 million. “Let’s celebrate all the great results that have been achieved to date, and commit ourselves to raising that final 2 percent,” campaign Chairman and Bath Police Chief Mike Field said at the Nov. 7 campaign

finale, according to a United Way news release. Less than $40,000 must be raised in new or increased donations by year’s end to reach the goal. “I especially want to reach out to companies and individuals who have not given in recent years,” Field said. “Our community needs you. Please be a part of this community drive to help our friends and neighbors.” United Way and its 40 local partner agencies aided about 20,000 Mid Coast residents last year.

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Recount held in Bath City Council election BATH — A recount of votes in the City Council Ward 7 election was expected to be concluded Thursday morning, Nov. 15, after The Forecaster went to press. Cal Stilphen, who trailed winner Leverett Mitchell by six votes on Election Day, said

Wednesday that he requested the recount. “I think I owe it to (his supporters),” Stilphen said. “The vote was close enough that we should take another look just to make sure it was right.” Mitchell received 232 votes for the one-year term, followed by Stilphen with 226 and Larry Scott with 218. They ran to fill a vacancy left by the Sept. 28 death of Councilor Ruthe Pagurko, who had served two years of a three-year term. The recount was scheduled to begin at Bath City Hall at 8:30 a.m. and was not expected to be completed before 10:30 a.m.

LONG ISLAND, MAINE LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST FOR CONTRACTED PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES The Long Island, ME, Board of Selectman is seeking Letters of Interest & Qualification from contractors who are interested and capable of providing municipal services for: 1) Road Maintenance - seasonal - including but not limited to: crack sealing, road patching, road sweeping, shoulder maintenance, ditch line and drainage / culvert maintenance, vegetation management , road grading, roadside mowing 2) Winter Plowing and Ice Control; - seasonal 3) Blowdown Clearing and Removal year round - removal of blowdowns from public ways – 4) Curb-side Trash Collection year round - 1 x per week 5) Transfer Station Operation and Management – year round. Currently, the town has 3 separate 5 year contracts with a single vendor; all 3 contracts are scheduled to expire June 30, 2013. While combined single vendor relationship has been satisfactory, the Town is equally interested in receiving individual contracts with separate vendors for each service as well. The Town of Long Island is a small island community located five miles from Portland, Maine with access provided by public ferry and commercial barges. Long Island has a year round population of 200+/- which increases to 1200 in the summer months. There are 6+/- miles of low volume paved roadway, 3+/- miles of low volume gravel roads, 100 + / - year round occupied properties, and 270 + / - seasonally occupied dwellings. The Town owns a 1990, International yard packer truck which is available for assignment/transfer to the selected contractor if desired; all other equipment and personnel is to be provided by the contractor(s). Materials needed for maintenance and repair of highways and the transfer station are to be provided by the contractor(s) and will be reimbursed on a pre-established unit pricing schedule contained in the contract. The Selectmen intend to conduct preliminary telephone interviews with all interested responders to discuss expectations, requirements, reasonable performance standards, and the most viable contract structure which will achieve the Town’s desired outcomes and result in the most advantageous cost to the Town. Based upon the telephone interviews and reference checks the Selectmen will then prequalify a number of contractors who will be invited to a pre-proposal meeting on the Island to meet with the Board and inspect the roads and facilities prior to submitting a formal proposal. The Selectmen are open to ideas and approaches that will ensure responsive, consistent, and high-quality services to the residents and result in a contractual relationship that is fair, straight forward, and based upon measurable standards that limit downside exposure for both the Town and the Contractor(s). Submittal Deadline: This initial submittal need only be a letter which briefly describes the experience and qualifications of the individual(s) or company and provides contact information for the appropriate officer or representative. Each submitter will be contacted directly to arrange a telephone interview to discuss the specific desires of the Town in more detail. Please submit letters on or before December 6, 2012 to: Board of Selectmen - Town of Long Island, P.O. Box 263, Long Island, ME 04050. E-mail responses should be addressed to selectmen@townoflongisland.us.


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Negotiations end for proposed Harpswell aquaculture center By Dylan Martin HARPSWELL — The town has ended negotiations for a proposed aquaculture facility at Mitchell Field after the Board of Selectmen could not reach an agreement with the project’s organizers. Town officials and selectmen had been negotiating for the proposed Harpswell Oceanic Center at Mitchell Field with the project’s board and its commercial affiliate, RAS Corp., since June 2011. HOC’s bid for a lease began after the town passed an ordnance in March 2011 to allow the Board of Selectmen to sign multi-year leases for the area without approval from the annual Town Meeting. Prior to the board’s 3-0 vote Nov. 1 to discontinue the negotiations, Selectman Jim Henderson read a statement citing concerns about the nature of the lease and the impact it could have on the town. The town determined the lease would not be in Harpswell’s best interest, Henderson said, because it could force the town to make loan payments or surrender the property to creditors if HOC defaulted. Henderson said the terms would also not hold HOC accountable for “any misrepresentations, fraud, or environmental programs that may arise for its business, since HOC, unlike well-established businesses, has virtually no corporate assets.” “Therefore, the town concludes that at this time, because HOC is unable to agree to the non-negotiable items as listed above, there is no basis on which to continue negotiations and no further negotiations are currently planned,” he said. Also at the Nov. 1 meeting, HOC Presi-

Harpswell approves conservation closure of Quahog Bay HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the conservation closure of Quahog Bay at its Nov. 1 meeting. The action was recommended by the Marine Resources Committee. It will close Quahog Bay Sunday through Wednesday between Oct. 1 and May 31 every year until the committee makes a recommendation to do otherwise. David Wilson, chairman of the Marine Resources Committee, said he pushed for the measure to help restore Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/141172

dent Joanne Rogers read a prepared statement expressing disappointment with the failed negotiations and the importance of securing a site for the facility. “We are very disappointed that we have not yet been able to come to an agreement on these terms and do not have a lease that would allow our activities to move forward here in Harpswell,” Rogers said. The Harpswell Oceanic Center was being planned as a nonprofit aquaculture, education and research facility, she said. Rogers said HOC could not reach an agreement with the town in “three critical areas: land value/rent for the Mitchell Field Marine Business District, viability of the business and lease provisions that are generally commercially acceptable.”

the plummeting clam population in the bay. However, he said he’s unsure if it will have much of an impact, because environmental factors like the rising prominence of disease in clams – and not just over-harvesting – could be one of the main reasons for the population’s decline. Wilson said there could be conservation closures for two other bays in the future for similar reasons. Selectmen Elinor Multer and Alison Hawkes said it will be important to Allen Shaver, an HOC board member and adviser for RAS Corp., said Monday the town wasn’t sure about the aquaculture facility’s viability. “I think what existed here is a real lack of confidence for what we were going to do,” Shaver said. He said the HOC board had set several

survey the clam population every year to measure the impact of the bay’s conservation closure. “I don’t think you’re going to see a difference with us doing this because I’ve been in this particular area, and there’s a fraction of the clams that there was in 2011,” Wilson said. “Don’t be alarmed at the surveys if you get to see them.” “That’s kind of why I think it would be interesting to see what the results are,” Multer said. — Dylan Martin

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Obama has ‘radicalized’ the nation Frank misses the point about Citizens United Most people have enough common sense to reject the ideas that corporations are people, and that money is speech, through deductive reasoning. Yet these concepts have been codified into law by our Supreme Court in the oligarchical “Citizens United” ruling. Halsey Frank’s recent column extolling the supposed logic of this ruling left out several vital considerations, one of which is that freedom of speech is but one of our rights. Another is freedom of association, including freedom of disassociation. It is obvious by now that the court’s contentions that this ruling would include disclosure, and that groups engaged in political advertising would not be allowed contact with candidates running for office, were naive.

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Justice Kennedy insisted that disclosure would be part and parcel of Citizens United. Enforcement is nonexistent; the corporate perpetrators are hiding behind loopholes, and faceless layers of cowardliness. If my letter is printed, my name will be included, and verified, but billionaire corporate entities, that may be based in foreign countries that do not have our best interests at heart, are allowed to hide their identities behind Citizens United. I want to be allowed my right to dissociate myself from any products or services sold, that enable corporations to pay for their free speech right to propagandize. But I can’t find out who is doing the propagandizing, specifically because of Citizens United, and that, Halsey Frank, is my case against it. John A. Dow Falmouth

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In Maine, Nov. 6 was a good day for blue and identity politics, but said nothing about our big national issues of war versus peace, Wall Street versus Main Street, constitutional rights versus restrictions, democracy versus oligarchy. It said nothing because nothing was said by either candidate for president or by the media. On Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama offered the nation “real change” from the policies of George Bush. Once elected, the president continued and expanded “endless war,” endless Gitmo, endless violations of civil liberties, endless bail-outs to banks, further enriched billionaires, and placed on the alter for slaughter Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and entitlements. The Dems/Libs/Progs long-ago abandoned their antiBush positions to blindly support the very same policies and actions by President Obama. Hypocrisy. Had Barack Obama been George W. Bush, he would have been impeached. Instead, the president radicalized the entire nation to the right. Michael T. Bucci Damariscotta

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Lawmakers must ignore party ideology Now that the elections are over, it is my hope that our newly elected and re-elected state and federal representatives will waste no time in focusing on the issues of concern to older Mainers and their families. Issues such as financial and health security are of paramount importance to many of our older residents. The next Congress will be making decisions about the future of Social Security and Medicare. There are many options likely to be considered in 2013 that will have an effect on the long-term solvency of both of these programs. Now the work truly begins and I am looking forward to hearing how campaign promises will turn into meaningful action. Here in Maine, the 126th Legislature will need to find ways to balance the state budget without cutting programs that are so important to some of our most at-risk residents. As we head into the coldest months of the year, the challenges for older Mainers will undoubtedly grow. We need to protect our long-term care services and supports and strengthen consumer protections so Mainers can stay in their own homes and communities as they age. I hope our representatives will reach across the aisle and work together to find solutions that make sense now and for the future. I encourage all Mainers to play an active role in watching how things unfold in the months and years ahead and making sure their voices are heard throughout. Meredith Tipton, AARP executive council South Portland

Beem ignores ‘nincompoops’ who toe the party line As I read Edgar Allen Beem’s column of Nov. 7, I found myself both irritated and disappointed. While I was bothered by the “where is he going with this?” style ranting about early voting, my real problem with Mr. Beem’s piece is when he goes on to call “undecided” voters “ignorant” and “uninformed” for not having chosen between Obama and Romney. How “ignorant or uninformed” is Mr. Beem that he doesn’t realize there were quite a few more choices than “Obama or Romney” to be made? Mr. Beem makes a sound point, however, when he writes that “the differences between (Obama and Romney) are not subtle.” In fact, besides their stances on a few talking-point issues, their differences are non-existent. Like Jim Lehrer, many of us found ourselves asking, “is there a difference between the two of you?” Is there any surprise that a number of people remained “undecided?” Mr. Beem gets one thing right: “the fate of this nation is now decided by nincompoops.” The “nincompoops” who we repeatedly send to Washington to fail to represent us, and the “nincompoops” like

Mr. Beem who continue to proudly sound the battle cry of their chosen party as they charge over the cliff, dragging the entire country with them. Jordan Ossie Portland

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Election 2012 produced some unexpected results This was my son BobThe View by’s first presidential election. The first time I voted for president, Richard Nixon soundly trounced the recently deceased George McGovern. By that I mean McGovern passed away recently, not shortly before running for president, although he could hardly have done worse if he had been dead. Ironically, McGovern, so humiliated in the election, saw his reputation as a public servant grow Mike Langworthy over the years, while the triumphant Nixon’s fall from grace would have given Felix Baumgartner a run for his money. Was this election as engaging for Bobby and his contemporaries? It’s apples and oranges in some ways.

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The culture was so different back then. We weren’t in the grip of a 24-hour news cycle. The Internet hadn’t turned every idiot with a computer into a potential pundit. The media had only begun the process of monetizing controversy at the expense of journalistic integrity. Party hacks were tentatively dipping their toes into the ooze of dirty tricks that have since become a fixture of political campaigns. Not that everything was different in 1972. We were deeply divided over seemingly irreconcilable visions of the future. The incumbent president was in the process of extricating us from an expensive, unwinnable war without making the country look weak. The challenger made a number of public relations gaffes early that severely damaged his credibility. Bob exercised the franchise differently than I did all those years ago. He used an absentee ballot, which may be the wave of the future. My wife took similar advantage of early voting, even though she goes to our polling place, Scarborough High School, every day as a classroom volunteer. Taking a ballot home allowed her to study the candidates and get on the record early in an

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election that meant a lot to her. I’m not saying I took this election less seriously, but I did not vote early because I prefer to vote the American Way. I flip through the election materials while I’m standing in line and then go with the answer that “feels right” when I’m standing in the booth. Don’t judge me. This country was built by people who had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Bobby’s absentee voting was the price of attending a great school for him. He’s in Chicago because when he was applying for college, we encouraged him to find the best fit regardless of location, in much the same way my parents encouraged me, with a couple of wrinkles: I could apply to as many schools as I wanted, as long as one of them was the University of Michigan, and I could go to the school that was the best fit for me, as long as it was named the University of Michigan. Absentee ballots continued next page

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The View From Away from previous page never became necessary. Another thing Bob did differently: asking his parents’ opinions. If there were people in my age group in 1972 that asked their parents what they thought of, well, anything, I did not travel in those circles. As baby boomers, we were far too busy telling our parents that everything they knew was wrong, saying “the streets belong to the people, man,” and asking them for more money. Never to inquire how they were voting and why. Bobby, on the other hand, wanted to know how we viewed the three-way race for the U.S. Senate, and if we thought Scarborough really needed a new fire truck. I have no idea how he ended up voting. Maybe my generation has raised overly dependent children the way my parents raised rebellious ones. It felt good to be asked what we thought, though, as if we must have done something well as parents to have a teenage child who occasionally cares what we think. Another thing or two occurred to me about the election. On Wednesday, Bobby texted us to say he was pretty proud of America right about then. I’m sure he meant it in a partisan way, but my reaction when I read it was not about winners and losers. My pride, and I was pretty proud myself, was about the system we have and the energy so many people put into this election. It’s still early, people are still in the gloating and pouting stage, which is to be expected, if not welcomed. What impressed me about the election, as chaotic and ugly as it seemed at times, was how many people were actively engaged. There are a lot of smart and caring people in this country. It is easy to forget that when we put on our daily blinders. If this election served no other purpose, it showed how many people who, regardless of political affiliation, care enough about this country’s welfare to get involved. I’m grateful that my son got to feel that during his first election. With luck, it will inform his commitment to the process in the future. So, if you were out stumping for Mitt Romney, thank you. If you campaigned for President Obama, thank you. If you were on a phone bank for a candidate, thank you. If you volunteered to help run a polling place, thank you. If you were manning a table for a greener Maine, or to raise money for an organization, thank you. Finally, even though I hated every one of them, if you were one of the people who put signs on every conceivable square foot of roadside, thank you. Thank you even more for getting rid of them, but thank you for taking part in the process. You were helping to show the best of us. Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at mikelangworthy@me.com and follow him on Twitter: @mikelangworthy.

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The biggest loser When I went to bed on Election Day I was bummed out because, despite the fact that President Obama and marriage equality had prevailed, I was under the impression that state Sen. Dick Woodbury had been unseated by a former Navy SEAL with the backing of tens of thousands of dollars of out of state money. I woke up Wednesday morning to discover that the Yarmouth vote had not come in when I went to bed. When Yarmouth was counted, we carried Woodbury over the top to victory.

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For the first time in my life, I won the Election Day lottery – everyone and everything I voted for won. Though other votes had more wide-ranging Edgar Allen Beem implications, I was most happy that my fellow District 11 voters had understood that there was no reason not to re-elect Dick Woodbury. Challenger Chris Tyll waged an energetic and expensive campaign, plastering the area with his plywood signs and even getting U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe to do a voice-over for him. I guess that’s what galled me most. Snowe claims she is leaving the U.S. Senate because of partisan gridlock and says she plans to support candidates who will work in a bipartisan way to solve problems. But that, Sen. Snowe, is Dick Woodbury. The local pundits had expected the insurgent Tyll to upset the incumbent Woodbury, but Tyll was not the biggest loser on Nov. 6. Charlie Summers would be a contender for that title, losing his fourth campaign for statewide office. It should be pretty clear to Summers at this point that Maine people don’t want him representing them in Washington. Summers will also lose

his job as secretary of state now that Democrats have retaken control of both houses of the Legislature. In terms of historic relevance, the biggest losers last Tuesday were the religious self-righteous who opposed gay marriage. Now that Maine has become the first state in the nation to embrace gay marriage by popular referendum, history will understand anti-gay Christians as opponents of civil rights. In terms of sheer dollars wasted, the biggest losers were the nefarious Republican Super PACs and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which spent millions of dollars on the U.S. Senate race trying to defeat Angus King. I assume heads will roll at the U.S. Chamber unless their corporate donors are as stupid as their policy advisers. The title of Biggest Loser 2012, however, goes to Gov. Paul LePage. This election was a referendum on his two years of loud-mouthed leadership. Mainers put Democrats back in charge because we are sick and tired of LePage, his my-way-orthe-highway style and his blame-the-victim public policy agenda. Not only will LePage now have to contend with a Legislature controlled by the very Democrats he insulted, he will also lose his conservative allies in the constitutional offices. Summers will be out as secretary of state, Bruce Poliquin will be sent packing as treasurer and William Schneider will be dumped as attorney general. Since there is no chance LePage will be re-elected in 2014, if he plans to accomplish anything at all while still in office he is going to have to wake up to the fact that governing is the art of compromise. It is a collaborative endeavor, not a cage fight. If Paul LePage is smart, and there has been precious little evidence of that to date, he will take his own advice and start kissing some butt. 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/142150

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11/8 at 6:40 p.m. Eric S. King, 22, of Front Street, Richmond, was issued a summons on Tibbetts Drive by Officer Robert Lane Jr. on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 11/11 at 10:34 p.m. Angela Christina Randall, 33, of Bickford Avenue, was issued a summons on Tibbetts Drive by Lt. Lynne Doucette on a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. 11/13 at 3:35 p.m. Timothy L. Doten, 48, of Hicks Road, Augusta, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Jason McCarthy on a charge of operating under the influence.

Fire calls 11/8 at 6:47 a.m. Vehicle crash on I-295. 11/8 at 11:19 a.m. Medical emergency on Double L Street. 11/9 at 4:12 p.m. Medical emergency on Route 1. 11/9 at 4:36 p.m. Medical emergency on Baribeau Drive. 11/9 at 9:54 a.m. Medical emergency on Simpsons Point Road. 11/9 at 1:59 p.m. Medical emergency at Davis Court. 11/11 at 4:07 p.m. Medical emergency at Pejepscot Terrace. 11/13 at 7:15 p.m. Medical emergency on Maine Street. 11/13 at 11:26 p.m. Vehicle crash on Pleasant Street. 11/13 at 11:54 a.m. Medical emergency on Bath Road.

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Fire calls 11/5 at 3:41 p.m. False alarm on Ridge Road. 11/8 at 4:20 p.m. False alarm on Windjammer Way. 11/9 at 6:34 p.m. False alarm on Aegis Drive. 11/11 at 10:15 a.m. Transformer fire at Washington and Beacon streets. 11/12 at 4:40 p.m. Fuel spill on Cobb Road. 11/12 at 10:50 p.m. False alarm on Congress Avenue. 11/12 at 3:50 a.m. False alarm at Huse School.

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Fire calls 11/5 at 2:41 p.m. Ten-month old locked inside a vehicle on Topsham Fair Mall Road. 11/6 at 7:32 p.m. Fire complaint on Murder Road. 11/7 at 10:15 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road. 11/7 at 12:49 p.m. Fire investigation on Lewiston Road. 11/9 at 2:36 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Main Street. 11/9 at 3:15 p.m. Trailer fire on Ward Road. 11/11 at 12:16 p.m. Complaint of burning on Cathance Road. 11/12 at 2:36 p.m. Brush fire on Liberty Circle.

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TopShaM arrests 11/6 at 11:29 p.m. A 17-year-old male was arrested on Main Street by Officer Bruce Swanson on charges of attaching false plates, operating without a license and operating beyond license restriction. 11/7, no time given. Shaun Giggey, 33, of New Meadows Road, West Bath, was arrested in Brunswick by Officer Randy Cook on a charge of domestic violence assault. 11/12 at 10:59 a.m. Benjamin McNeill, 28, of Fosters Point Road, West Bath, was arrested on Collins Circle by Detective Mark LaFountain on a charge of operating after suspension. 11/12 at 3:30 p.m. Jeffrey Smith, 44, of Wayne, was arrested on Topsham Fair Mall Road by Detective Mark LaFountain on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing. Maine State Police were assisted in the arrest.

Summonses 11/7 at 10:16 a.m. A 16-year-old female was issued a summons on Eagles Way by Detective Mark LaFountain on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and furnishing alcohol to minors. 11/13 at 11:37 a.m. Jan Brown Jr., 43, of Pine Street, Lisbon Falls, was issued a sum-

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Rynell M. Labbe, 88: lover of family, burger tradition TOPSHAM — Rynell M. Labbe, 88, of Topsham, passed away Nov. 12 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Collinsville, Conn., on Jan. 26, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Delia (Voisine) Blanchette. She grew up in Eagle Lake and attended parochial schools. Labbe In 1943, she married Raoul Labbe and the couple resided in Topsham to raise their family. Family was very important to her, and spending time with them was always a top priority. In her later years, she enjoyed playing cards, reading and crocheting. Each Sunday, she went to lunch with her daughters at her favorite place, Fat Boys, ordering a royal burger basket. She also loved spending time in her home town of Eagle Lake. Labbe was a congregant of St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick. She was predeceased by her husband, Raoul Labbe, in 1995; a son, Erland Labbe; a brother, Freeland Blanchette; her sisters, Ione Ullrich and Patricia Ingerson; and a son-in-law, Alban Cloutier. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra M. Labbe and her domestic partner, Joyce Crosman, of Topsham, Arlene Cloutier, of Topsham, Jeannine Estes and her husband,

Mark, of Topsham; sons Glen Cloutier, of Topsham, and Gary Cloutier and his wife, Stacy, of Brunswick; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters Joan Sweetser, of Massachusetts, Barbara Laberge, of Brunswick, and Carolee Brown, of Orr's Island; and a brother, Laurel Blanchette, of Falmouth. A funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Pleasant Street, Brunswick. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.

Everett W. Waterman, 77 BATH — Everett W. Waterman, 77, died Nov. 6 at Mid Coast Hospital following a struggle with ALS. He was born in Bath, the son of Fletcher and Ida (Durgin) Waterman. He grew up in West Bath, and graduated from Morse High School in 1953. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1955, he married Waterman Donna E. Sutherland, and the couple made their home in Bath. He worked at Bath Iron Works for 40 years, retiring in 1995. Waterman loved the outdoors and was an 11-12-12 to 11-18-12

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avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed his boat, Blue Eyes, and a cottage on the New Meadows River. He took great pride in the landscaping of his family home in West Bath. For many years, he was a member of his company bowling league, and was a Master of Solar Star FAM (formerly Solar Lodge) and a member of the Bath Lodge of Elks. In recent years, he was a member of the Bath Senior Citizens, where he proved to be a very proficient bocce player and greatly enjoyed time with his friends. Waterman was also a member of First Parish Church in Brunswick. He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Dorothy Owens and Ethel Nicole, and his cousin Grace Waterman. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Donna; his daughter, Kristen, and son-inlaw, Ara Basil; his grandchildren Andrew and Talene Basil, both of Armonk, N.Y.; his nephew and niece, Stephen and Frances Lyden; and several other nieces and nephews. A funeral was held Nov. 10 at Desmond Funeral Home. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Bowdoin’s fall season ends Bowdoin’s fall sports season came to an end last weekend when field hockey, no stranger to playing into November, was eliminated in the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The Polar Bears missed out on the Final Four for just the second time in eight seasons, falling to Tufts, 2-1. Bowdoin, which beat New Paltz State (6-1) and MIT (3-1) in previous playoff rounds, took a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute when Lauren Schroeder scored. That score remained until the second half, when Tufts scored twice on penalty corners, ending the Polar Bears’ season at 16-4. The field hockey team had several players named to the NESCAC all-star team. Brooke Phinney was named the Defensive Player of the Year and Rachel Kennedy was tabbed as the conference’s Rookie of the Year. Cathleen Smith and Katie Riley joined Phinney on the First Team. Kassey Matoin and Kayla Lessard made the Second Team. In other athletic news, the Bowdoin football team finished with a 17-0 loss to Colby last weekend to wind up 1-7. The women’s volleyball team made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament before dropping a 3-2 (14-25, 25-18, 22-25,

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Bowdoin’s Cathleen Smith (9) plays the ball while teammate Colleen Finnerty looks on during the Polar Bears’ playoff win over SUNY New Paltz. Bowdoin’s Brooke Phinney, right, prepares to smack the ball during last week’s playoff win over SUNY New Paltz. The Polar Bears’ quest for another national championship ended last weekend with a Third Round loss to Tufts.

25-12, 13-15) heartbreaker to U. Mass-Boston. The Polar Bears finished the year 28-5, setting a program record for wins in the process. Senior co-captain Melissa Haskell was named a Capital One Academic All-District honoree by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Haskell was one of just six nominees from District One (New England) and advances to Academic All-American consid-

eration. She is the first Bowdoin player to earn Academic AllDistrict recognition. Women’s soccer made it to the NCAA second round before falling, 2-1, to Ithaca last weekend. The Polar Bears finished the year 11-4-4. Abby Einwag had Bowdoin’s lone goal. Brianne Weaver was named NESCAC Co-Coach of the Year. Molly Popolizio was named to the First Team. Becky Stoneman was chosen for the Second Team.

The men’s soccer team ended with a loss in the NESCAC quarterfinals, but former Cape Elizabeth standout Ben Brewster was named to the NESCAC First Team. Hunter Clark was named to the Second Team. The men’s cross country team was second out of 50 teams at the New England championships and will take part in the NCAA Division III championships Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. Coby Horowitz was the first finisher

with teammate Sam Seekins second. Horowitz was also named the conference’s Men’s Cross Country Most Outstanding Performer. Horowitz and Seekins each made the all-conference first-team. The women were 11th at the New England meet. Madelena Rizzo was 22nd and earned a spot on the All-New England squad. Rizzo was also named a Second Team All-NESCAC recipient.

Roundup 207Lacrosse announces winter sessions 207Lacrosse will host three winter sessions, the first in November-December, the second in January-February and the third in March-April. Sundays features’ K-6 skills at drills at 3 p.m., boys’ K-6 games at 4 p.m. and boys’ high school elite league from 5 to p.m. On Mondays,

girls’ K-6 game time and skills is at 5 p.m. and the high school elite league runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 5 p.m., boys’ grade 7-8 next level advanced skills program is offered. A grade 7-8 elite league for boys’ runs from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, boys’ K-6 skills and drills runs at 5p.m., boys’ K-6 game time is held at 6 p.m. and men’s pick-up lacrosse

($10) is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, the girls’ 7-8 league runs from 6 to 8 p.m. FMI, 841-2453 or 207Lacrosse.com.

Freeport coaching openings RSU5 has several winter and spring coach openings. At Freeport High School, vacancies include a boys’ bas-

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directors. In addition to her service on the boards, Goodrich also serves on the board of Girl Scouts of Maine, and is a member of the Falmouth Country Club and the Falmouth Congregational Church.

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Susan Adams and Michael Fallona recently joined the Northeast Hearing and Speech Board of Directors. Adams, a nutritionist and lactation counselor for the Women, Infants and Children Food Program at the Opportunity Alliance, works with low-income families throughout Cumberland County. She also serves on the building committee for South Portland High School and is the PTA President for Brown Elementary School. Michael Fallona is vice president and part of the ownership group at On Target Utility Services, one of the largest utility services providers in New England. He is a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and has a master's from the University of Southern Maine. Make-A-Wish Maine recently welcomed Beth Goodrich to its board of

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine recently presented the 2012 Roger Baldwin Award to Lance Tapley for his advocacy for prison reform. Tapley is a freelance investigative and political writer for the Portland Phoenix and contributes to many other publications including a recent anthology, "The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration & Abuse," published by New York University Press. He also has worked as a political organizer and book publisher and has taught at several Maine colleges. The ACLU of Maine award is named for Roger Baldwin, an ardent activist for social justice who helped found the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as its director until 1950.

Send us your news People & Business is compiled by our news assistant, Marena Blanchard, who can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 115. Announcements should be e-mailed to people@theforecaster.net.

Designations Bath Savings Trust Company Vice President Sean W. Martin has completed the rigorous requirements to attain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The CFA charter is a qualification for finance and investment professionals, in the fields of investment management and financial analysis of stocks, bonds

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and their derivative assets. The program focuses on portfolio management and financial analysis, and provides a generalist knowledge of other areas of finance. Martin joined Bath Savings Trust Company in 2001 after completing his degree in business administration at Bryant University. He assumed responsibility for the investment process, specializing in handling trades and executing the agreements to ensure all were completed in a timely and efficient manner. Robert Louden, professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine, was recently named the University of Southern Maine's fifth Distinguished Professor, among the highest honors a tenured full professor can receive at the university. He is recognized worldwide for his scholarship, teaching, and service. Louden came to USM in 1982 as an assistant professor of philosophy, receiving the rank of full professor in 1996 and serving as chair of his department four times. Over the course of his career, his scholarly focus has been ethics, the moral imagination, and the work of Immanuel Kant. After receiving his doctorate from University of Chicago in 1981, Louden taught in colleges across the nation and as a visiting professor in Germany. He is the author of four books issued by Oxford University Press and edited five collections, including three on Kant. Louden has also written more than 100 published journal articles, book chapters, and reviews and has been invited to lecture throughout the world. In 2007, he was named a Fulbright Scholar.

New Hires The One Longfellow Square Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Kippy Rudy as the new executive director of the Portland-based

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Holiday Gift Guide & Seasonal Events Food, Toy, and Coat Drives

Coat drive, Nov. 16-18, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, 563-1363.

Food Drive, to benefit Preble Street Soup Kitchen, drop off by noon on Nov. 16 at 40 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 846-1665.

Fairs, Festivals, Food, & Fun

Turkey Drive, Donate by Nov.16, Mon.-Fri, Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, 7746238 ext. 49.

Horse and Wagon Rides, Nov. 23Dec. 23, Fridays 4-8 p.m., Saturdays 2-6 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m., Free rides throughout downtown, pick

up and drop off every half hour at Monument Square.

Friday 11/16 Perfect Crusts, Perfect Pies Workshop, 2 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, 563-1363, $15.

Saturday 11/17 Artisan Fair, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Mer-

riconeag Waldorf School and Community Center, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 833-5556. Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, elwyatt363@ hotmail.com. Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Casco Bay High School, 196 Allen Ave., Portland, 73-2727. Holiday Greek Pastry and Sweet Bread Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish House, 133 Pleasant St., Portland, 774-0281. Holly Days Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church,

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Once Upon a Holiday Fair, 8 a.m.1 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St., Portland, firstlutheranportland.org.

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Holiday Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 725-2185. Knit Wits Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Islands Community Church, Route 24, Bailey Island, 833-0092.

Tuesday 11/19 Thanksgiving Centerpieces, 10:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations,

Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m., Monument Square, Portland, 772-6828.

Saturday 11/24 Whimsical Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodfords Club, 179 Woodfords St., Portland, anthonynap@ myfairpoint.com. Behold the Lamb of God, Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 5 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, elwyatt363@hotmail.com.

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Holiday gifts that keep on giving

If you’re looking for something different to give as a holiday gift this year, you might want to consider a gift that’s more than just “stuff.” Many individuals and families are looking for alternate giving ideas that help people in need. And with one in eight people going to sleep hungry every night worldwide, there is plenty of need to be met. One way you can give a gift that makes a life-changing difference is to shop via Heifer International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and caring for the Earth. Heifer currently provides livestock, trees, seeds and training in environmentally sound agriculture practices to families in more than 40 countries,

including the United States. Since 1944, Heifer has helped more than 15.5 million smallholder farmer families in more than 125 countries move toward greater selfreliance. Heifer is drawing attention to the need and the opportunity to help through their “AltGift” and “NOW” campaigns, which, respectively, encourage honoring loved ones by giving alternative gifts, as well as showcasing the powerful success stories of women and families who can now improve their nutrition, generate income, and Pass On the Gift to others in their communities. Here are some exciting ways you and continued next page

Fort Andross Artisans Holiday Craft Show & Sale December 8th & 9th • 10am – 3pm $2 admission fee • Food available • Free parking

Coleman Burke Art Gallery • Fort Andross • 14 Maine Street • Brunswick, ME. 04011 This 25 artisan filled show is sure to be packed with excitement, quality merchandise and holiday cheer! Unique gifts created by some of New England’s finest artisans! Choose from jewelry, furniture, pottery, fiber arts, textiles, candles, soaps, baskets, books, stained glass and much more!

“Give a gift with meaning this holiday season!” Hosted by: Cabot Mill Antiques/ Fort Andross For more information please contact: Deborah J. Stufflebeam • Show Manager Fort Andross Artisans Show 207-607-4514 • 207-522-1977 • 207-725-2855 • F-207-607-4513 cabot@waterfrontme.com For a full list of artisans visit www.cabotiques.com


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A tasty twist on turkey leftovers When you're planning your big turkey dinner, the one thing you want to be sure to do is get a turkey big enough for some delicious leftovers. While turkey sandwiches are good, there's a lot more you can do with this tasty bird. Breakfast or Brunch - Wake the family up to a hearty breakfast casserole that's a creamy blend of turkey, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, cheese and hash browns. It has a crunchy topping with a surprise ingredient; and you can finish it off with a dollop of fresh and flavorful Wholly Guacamole. Make it ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it into the oven in the morning.

Quick Turkey Tidbits Need some more inspiration for turkey leftovers? Try one of these easy snack ideas: Turkey nachos - Shredded turkey, peppers, onions, black olives and cheese on lime-flavored nacho chips. Top with chunky guac, salsa or sour cream. Turkey bites - Top your favorite crackers with a little turkey and a slice of pepper Jack cheese. Microwave until the cheese starts to melt. Add a dollop of salsa or guac.

Heifer International from previous page your family can give an alternative gift that will help other families in need: • Shop the Gift Catalog at www.heifer. org. Donate a flock of chicks, a rabbit, a goat, a water buffalo or maybe even a heifer to a family somewhere in the world. Your gift will improve their nutrition and help them generate income in sustainable ways. • Contribute to one of Heifer’s Special Giving Opportunities. Participate in the Worldbuilders Match Challenge; become a

Mini mexi-pizzas - Split an English muffin, and spread a little salsa on each half. Top with turkey and shredded cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly. Top with a dollop of sour cream or guac.

Turkey Potato Cheesy Breakfast Casserole Serves: 8 2 cups cubed turkey 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1 10-ounce can cream of chicken soup 1/4 cup milk 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 bag (30 ounces) frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed 1/2 onion, diced 1/2 cup corn flake cereal 1 cup Wholly Guacamole In mixing bowl, combine turkey, sour cream, soup, milk, 1/2 cup cheese, hash browns and onion. Spread in bottom of 2 quart dish (greased). Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 1 hour. Add additional 1/2 cup of cheese and corn flake cereal, and bake another 5 to 10 minutes until bubbly and

Friend of Heifer to make a monthly gift; or donate to the Disaster Rehabilitation Fund to provide resources that make long-term recovery from natural disasters possible. • Fund a project. You and your family can choose a particular project and help fund the gifts of livestock, training for the community and veterinary care needed to make the project successful. • Join Team Heifer. Whether as a family or part of a faith or community group, you can team up with others to raise funds and help Heifer recipients Pass on the Gift, becoming donors themselves who help

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others in need. • Honor someone with your gift. When you give a gift in someone’s name, they will receive an Honor Card to let them know about the special gift you’ve given. When you give to others, making it possible for them to lift themselves out of poverty and become self-reliant in a sustainable way, you are giving a life-altering gift that will have a positive ripple effect for years to come. Learn more about how you can receive the joy of giving at www.heifer.org. — Heifer International

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arts, Nov. 1-Dec. 31, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

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

Mid Coast Call for Art

Preston Hood, 4 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5083.

Topsham Public Library accepting applications for art exhibit, The Joy of Art, beginning in January, 725-1727.

Books

Film “Reveal the Path,” Nov. 23-24, Frontier Cinema & Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, revealthepath.com, $12.

Sunday 11/18

Sunday 11/18 “True Affections: Poems from a Small Town,” Elizabeth Garber and

Jeju Island documentary, Regis Tremblay, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 371-2077.

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Galleries Printmaking ABC: In Memorium David P. Becker, Nov. 15-March 10, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3124. We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting 1840s-1870s, through Dec. 23, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3124. Warmth and Style, Maine fiber

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Music Saturday 11/17 Eilen Jewell & The Sweetback Sisters, 7:30 p.m., The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, advance $15, door $18.

Monday 11/19 Beethoven’s String Quartets: Violinist Dean Stein, 7-8:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 761-1522, $18.

Theater/Dance “You Can’t Take it With You,” Nov. 15-17, times vary, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, cselberg@brunswick.k12. me.us, adults $10, students and seniors $8. “The Lives of Others,” Nov. 16-18, times vary, A Center Stage Players Production, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, suggested $5.

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Greater Portland Call for Art The Society for East End Arts is

looking for artists to participate in its annual holiday sale, Art on the Hill, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at East End School in Portland; register at SEAportland.org.

25, 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., Studio on the Hill, 21 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-0605.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery seeks original works for show opening April 2013. For more information: 712-1097 or williamson955@aol. com.

Da Vinci Experience, opening, 5-7:30 p.m., Portland North Business Park, 60 Gray Road, Building 1, Suite 16, Falmouth, 541-9171.

Books & Authors Monday 11/19 “New Mainers,” Reza Jelali, 7 p.m., Log Cabin, 196 Maine St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, suggested $3 members, $5 non-members.

Friday 11/16

Music Friday 11/16

Mike James’ Blue Lions, 8-11 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

Saturday 11/17

Friday 11/16

John Hammond, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, advance $25, door $28.

Jeju Island documentary, 7-8:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, 865-3802.

Blue Steel Express, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 5419190.

Saturday 11/17

United States Air Force Colonial Brass, 1-2 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Film

“The Observers,” 3 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 845-757-5700.

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Creative Economy Show, Nov. 23-

Have yourself a thrifty little Christmas. Harold “Butch” Millette

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page

Bike tour documentary coming to Brunswick

Sunday 11/18 Strauss and Stravinsky, 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, $26-64.

Wednesday 11/21 The Jim Ciampi Band, 7-10 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

Friday 11/23 The Travis James Humphrey Blue Review, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190. Rory Block, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, advance $20, door $23.

Saturday 11/24 Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190. Joe Walsh and Friends, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, advance $20, door $25.

Theater & Dance “42nd Street,” Nov. 15-17, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Greely High School, 303 Maine St., Cumberland, 829-4805, adults $9, $6 students and seniors. “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Nov. 15, 16, 18, 20, & 21, all shows 7 p.m. except 2 p.m. Sunday, Cape Elizabeth High School, 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-3309, adults $8, children, students, and seniors $5. “Nine,” Nov. 16-Dec. 1, Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2:30 & 8 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 7991421, reserved $21.99, seniors $17.99.

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“Striking 12,” Nov. 14-Dec. 9, various times, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, $20-$30.

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet, Nov. 24, 25, 30, and Dec. 1, 2, times vary, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, $20-$60.

“The Sound of the Music,” Nov. 14-17, Wednesday-Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-2335, $10.

Friday 11/16 Dances of Universal Peace, 7-9 p.m, Allen Avenue Unitarian Uni-

versalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, 210-6999. Port City Swing Dance, lessons 8 p.m., dance 9 p.m., Woodford’s Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, 563-8632, $10.

Saturday 11/17 “Shaolin Warriors,” 7 p.m.,

“Reveal The Path,” an adventure documentary taking viewers on a 36day vagabond bike trip to some of the world’s most visually stunning destinations, is coming to the Frontier Cinema & Café in Brunswick on Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24. Filmed on four continents, “Reveal The Path” features worldclass mountain bikers, including Tour Divide founder Matthew Lee, star of “Ride The Divide,” and Kurt Refsnider, 2011 Tour Divide winner. Advance tickets to the screening are $8 and are available at explorefrontier.com. The Frontier Cinema & Café is located in the Fort Andross Mill at 14 Maine St. in Brunswick. Tickets will be $12 the day of the show. To view the trailer, visit revealthepath.com.

Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, $29-$42 members, $32-$44 general.

Tuesday 11/20 Robert Gibbs at Port Veritas, 7-10 p.m., Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland, $3.

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Oratorio Chorale opens its season By Scott Andrews By mid-November, nearly every performing arts organization in southern Maine has opened its fall-winter-spring season. One of the last to start is the MidCoast-based Oratorio Chorale, which has a pair of concerts coming up Saturday and Sunday in Topsham and Yarmouth. Music director Peter Frewen has selected works by Franz Schubert and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Portland Symphony Orchestra will again play under the baton of a guest conductor this Sunday. The visiting maestro will be Timothy Myers, who normally helms the North Carolina Opera. Another visiting artist will be longtime Canadian Brass hornist Jeff Nelsen. Veteran bluesman John Hammond will visit Portland’s One Longfellow Square on Saturday. Hammond will be appearing a few days past his 70th birthday celebration, but more importantly, this year he’s celebrating his 50th year as a professional musician.

Westbrook.) Catch John Hammond at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland, at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Call 761-1757.

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Oratorio Chorale The Oratorio Chorale opens its 39th season this weekend with performances in Topsham and Yarmouth, accompanied by instrumentalists from the Maine Chamber Ensemble. The Oratorio Chorale is an independent auditioned ensemble numbering between 35 and 40 singers that has been prominent in the Mid-Coast and southern Maine since 1974. Their repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary, and they produce their own three-concert season and frequently collaborate with orchestras and other musical entities. Music director Peter Frewen, who has led the group since 1975, has selected a program featuring pieces by Franz Schubert and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that illustrate the combined effects of colors of sound and passionate expression. Schubert’s Mass in E Flat was written in 1828, only a year before the composer’s death, and Frewen notes its enormous range. Frewen comments that the work is characterized by “large shapes of sound, achieving powerful, intense climaxes and satisfying every discerning aesthetic and emotive response.” Three smaller works by Mozart round out the program. “Sanctus Maria” and “Misericordia Domini” reflect the Latin tradition of the Catholic Church, while “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” is one of Mozart’s best-known short instrumental essays. This concert will be performed twice this weekend: at Orion Performing Arts Center (Mt. Ararat Middle School) in Topsham at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth at 3 p.m.

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John Hammond John Hammond, a veteran bluesman who is celebrating a pair of life’s landmarks in 2012, will be the featured artist this Saturday at One Longfellow Square. Landmarks of life? For starters, Hammond turned 70 years old on Tuesday. But more significantly, 2012 marks a half-century as a professional musician. Also this year Hammond was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame, an honor which follows last year’s National Blues Hall of Fame. Born in New York City into a musical family, Hammond started playing guitar and singing in high school. By 1962 – not yet 20 years old – he was living in Greenwich Village, playing for paychecks and hanging out and performing with some of the leading lights of that formative and profoundly influential musical scene: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman. Hammond formed his own group, and for a brief period in the 1960s, both Clapton and Hendrix were band mates.

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Although Hammond never enjoyed the immense popular fame achieved by some of his musical confederates, he has persisted in his art. Among his achievement are 33 albums, which stretch from the days of the 33 rpm LP vinyl record into today’s digital download era. Hammond show no signs of slowing down: Seven of his albums date from after 2000 and the most recent, “Rough & Tough,” was released three years ago. It garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album. Hammond plays a National ResoPhonic guitar, which was designed for blues guitarists in the 1930s. It is characterized by a metallic cone that projects and naturally amplifies the sound. Strings are plucked with finger picks and the frequencies (notes) are defined by sliding a steel cylinder across the neck, rather than by pressing the strings against frets. (Purely by happenstance, this week marks the second consecutive Maine performance by an artist whose specialty is the acoustic resonator guitar. On Saturday, Jerry Douglas performed in

Two visiting artists headline this Sunday’s Portland Symphony Orchestra concert, which features major works by Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky. On the podium, guest maestro Timothy Myers will conduct the orchestra. Myers, who helms North Carolina Opera, is a friend and associate of PSO music director Robert Moody, who is a native Carolinian and also leads a symphony in Winston-Salem. Myers is known as a technically precise conductor who also enjoys a rapidly growing reputation as one of the youngest American maestros to emerge upon the national music scene. The second guest will be virtuoso Jeff Nelsen, who will do the solo honors in Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1. For more than two decades Nelsen has forged a career in both symphonic and popular settings. He is best known as the hornist with the Canadian Brass, but he’s also had solo engagements with major symphony orchestras across his native land and the U.S. On the popular side, he’s played in the pit for two Broadway shows. The first two pieces on the program are by Carl Maria von Weber and Claude Debussy. The former was the quintessential German Romantic artist, while the latter was the epitome of French musical impressionism – a term that the composer himself detested. The Strauss concerto, which dates from 1883, follows. PSO program annotator Mark Rohr notes that the concerto was written by the son of a virtuoso horn player, commenting that “Richard Strauss’ works show both a love for the instrument and a canny awareness of its capabilities.” The second half of the concert will be devoted to a single major 20th-century work, the orchestral suite from Stravinsky’s “The Firebird,” a landmark ballet that was introduced in Paris in 1910. The suite, which was assembled and premiered 35 years after the ballet score, is Stravinsky’s most popular symphonic work. Its brash colors and dynamic rhythms are both challenging and pleasing, and the finale is particularly well loved. “The celebrated closing pages are some of the most thrilling music ever written,” explains Rohr. Catch the Portland Symphony Orchestra at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

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Saturday 11/17 Old Variety Apple Tasting, 2:304:30 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Route 123, Harpswell, 8337870. Turkey Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707, adults $7.50, children under 12 $3.50.

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Greater Portland Benefits Safe and Sound, to benefit Sandy relief efforts in Haiti, 7-10 p.m., Falmouth High School, 52 Woodville Road, Falmouth, 7817429 ext. 413. Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland, 8 p.m., to benefit Mayo Street Arts and East Bayside Neighborhood Organization, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, $5.

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Dining Out Friday 11/16 Soupa Suppa, 5-7 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, tgruber@maine.rr.com.

Saturday 11/17 Asian Food Fest, 6 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road,

Free meal, 5-7 p.m., St. Mary's and Foreside Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Garden Club Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Hillcrest Community Recreation Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave, Scarborough, 510-1514.

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Nursery Rhyme Story Time, Saturdays, Oct. 27-Nov. 17, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Sit & Knit, 4-5 p.m., first and third Monday of each month, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, children and teens welcome, bring your own knitting needles, children under 8 need to be accompanied by an adult, 871-1700 ext. 706.

Math tutors for teens 12-19, beginning Nov. 1 thru the school year, Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:00-6:45 p.m., scheduled as needed, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 8711700 ext. 773.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is host to a Baby Beef 4-H club for ages 1218 with an interest in learning about producing quality animals for market. Meets third Wednesday of every month, 6-8 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, 8654469, ext. 106.

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WE DO Windows...and more! *WINDOW CLEANING *POWER WASHING *GUTTERS CLEANED Mid-Coast to Portland Commercial & Residential Professional, Affordable Insured wdwandmore@yahoo.com John 353-6815 or 592-6815 “You’ll CLEARLY SEE, your satisfaction is our business” FOR HOME/OFFICE, NEW Construction, Real Estate Closings etc. the clean you need is “Dream Clean” the clean you`ve always dreamed of with 15 years of expert service. Fully Insured. For rates & references call Leslie 8072331.

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COMPUTERS Computer Repair PC – Mac - Tablets

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Once Upon A Holiday Fair

Lobster Luncheon, Crafts-Wreaths, Baked Goods, White Elephant & more!

Congregational Church in Cumberland

First Lutheran Church 132 Auburn St, Portland Sat, Nov. 17 • 8am - 1pm

282 Main Street

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Corner of Route 9 / Tuttle Road

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See you there!

and Christmas items. Visit the Handcraft Boutique, Garden and Sweet Shoppes,

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The Marines will be there for a Toys for Tots Fundraiser! When: Sunday, Nov. 25th 2pm-5pm Where: Spring Meadows Golf Club, 59 Lewiston Rd. GRAY Over 20 vendors for your holiday needs! Jewelry, Chocolate, Photography & much more! Support Local Businesses & Maine families this Holiday Season! First 50 customers to donate a toy get a FREE goodie bag from the vendors! Free admission- Open to the Public!

VILLAGE CHRISTMAS FAIR Nov. 17th 9am-2pm

Stroudwater Baptist Church 1729 Congress St Portland

Baked goods, Candy, Country St. White elephant, Attic Treasures & Much more Lunch 11:30-1

Book Nook, and more. Children may shop at the Kiddie Korner where all gifts are only $1 and are wrapped for free.

Custom Cut High Quality Firewood Cut to your needs and delivered. Maximize your heating dollars with guaranteed full cord measure or your money back. $185 per cord for green. Seasoned also available. Stacking services available.

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

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BUNDLED CAMPFIRE WOOD now available.

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FIREWOOD

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Nov. 17th 8:00- 2:00 Gift baskets, wreaths and arrangements, baked goods, books, pickles and preserves, antiques, art, cookie walk, Granny's attic, knitting, jewelry, Christmas crafts Cafe serving cinnamon buns and coffee at 8 Lunch menu at 11fish chowder, soup, wraps, hot dogs

YANKEE YARDWORKS

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IDLEKNOT FARM FARM FRESH VEGETABLES Fall Vegetables- Rutabagas, Beets, Carrots .99 lb. Or 20lbs. @$15.00. All Squash .99lbs. 40 lbs. Assorted or $24.00. Red & White Potatoes .89lb. Pie Pumpkin .49lb. We will show you how to store your root vegs and squash. OPEN WED through SUN 26pm. 261 WOODVILLE RD. FALMOUTH 797-3548.

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Christmas in the Country at Tuttle Road United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Saturday, November 17th 8:30 a.m.- 3:00p.m. Featuring: Homemade Baked Goods, Candy & Pies, Jams, Jellies & Pickles, Doll Clothes, Crafts, Ornaments & Christmas Decor, Knit Items, Holiday Centerpieces & Cemetery Baskets, Gifts for your Pets, Attic Treasures, and Silent Auction. Orders taken for your Christmas Wreath and homemade Pork Pies, delicious Luncheon including Burgers, Fish Chowder, Macaroni & Cheese, and our fresh, warm homemade Donuts. Bring a donation for the food pantry and receive free gift wrapping! Come for a delicious Lunch…Come for Coffee and Warm Homemade Donuts…Come and enjoy our traditional fun and festive atmosphere… and Come and find something for everyone on your shopping list!

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Green Firewood $220 Green Firewood $210 (mixed (mixed hardwood) hardwood)

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Days, Evenings & Nights • Full-Time, Part-Time & Per Diem Conveniently located near Exit 48 of the Maine Turnpike Excellent benefits package. Must successfully complete a criminal conviction background check and pre-employment physical exam. For more information, contact: Suzanne Parkman, RN, Staff Development at 541-6545 Lisa Lawler, RN, DNS at 541-6549 Apply at: City Hall, Human Resources, 389 Congress Street, Room 115, Portland, ME The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME or online at www.portlandmaine.gov/jobs.asp.

Accepting applications until November 30, 2012.

Practical Nursing Program *located in Maine -

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Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies

Give others hope. Become a Substance Abuse Counselor!

Pharmacy Technician Medical Assistant

FINANCIAL AID Available for those who qualify JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE VA APPROVED INTERCOAST CAREER INSTITUTE 207 GANNETT DR., SO. PORTLAND, ME 275 U.S. 1, KITTERY, ME 19 KEEWAYDIN DR., SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit: www.intercoast.edu


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I AM looking for photos and film/ video of Cumberland County, Maine in the 19401950 for a documentary film. Children, Soldiers and Family especially. Please call Jeff at 939-3018. Thanks!

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Interior/Exterior Family owned and operated for over 20 years Free and timely estimates Call Brett Hall at 671-1463

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The first Saturday aligned with the “early bird” sale held annually by Bath stores, and since the crowds were downtown, the shed was right in the neighborhood. Chase said she was pleased to find that the second week was “a great market,” with a boost in sales compared to the previous year, thanks to the new location. “So much work went into this place,” she said. “I’m just so impressed with the

Brunswick schools from page 1 office several years ago. “They’ve been gone for quite a while,” Gloria Allain said. She did not know where Central Xchange went. Officials at other school departments that have used Central Xchange’s SubIT program, as listed on the company’s website, were not available for comment. Kevin Burns, a Nottingham High School vice principal whose testimonial is quoted on the Central Xchange website, is no longer employed at that Syracuse school. Perzanoski said he presumed the company is out of business, so the department interviewed three other companies and has hired a new service to manage substitutes. The department ended up with CRS Adanced Technology of Montoursville, Pa., which provides a substitute teacher management program called SubFinder. Perzanoski said the department has already paid CRS nearly $4,600 for start-up fees, and it would pay a total of $9,800 for the first school year. The

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was based in the nearby Customs House, “we could look down on the roof of the freight shed, and we could see holes in it,” she said. “And clearly if there wasn’t going to be a new roof on it, the building was not going to survive much longer.” The alliance’s next major undertaking will be restoration of the shed’s exterior, which would compliment a planned sidewalk project along Commercial Street.

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by Athletic Director Gene Keene, who said PEL Industries has signed similar deals with schools across the country. According to a letter from PEL, the contract would be a non-exclusive license that would return eight percent of all merchandise revenue to the school. The School Board would only have to agree to the contract for manufacturing to begin. The manufacturer would then distribute the apparel at the Wal-Mart on Tibbetts Drive. Board Member Rich Ellis wondered if the sales would have a negative impact on students who sell their own goods for fundraisers. Board Vice Chairwoman Corinne Perreault said she supports the idea because now only student athletes have access to school-themed apparel. The board voted unanimously to look further into the contract, with Councilor Michele Joyce absent.

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Board Chairman Jim Grant asked Oikle to clarify why that will happen based on a question from the public. “Someone came out and said ‘they have $2.4 million, why aren’t they doing anything with it?’” Oikle said. “Well, we didn’t know we had $2.4 million for real until (the auditors) were done with it.” “That (amount) now is available for the board to apply the amount to the next budget that we writek” he continued. “It would be futile to try and go back and amend this year’s budget, because really, we would be doing nothing. The tax rates have already been set. It would just be moving it from one pot of money in the town to another pot of money in the town.” • Brunswick Dragons hoodies for sale at the local Wal-Mart may soon become a possibility if the School Board agrees to license the high school’s name and logo to an Arkansas-based wholesale manufacturer for apparel sales. The proposed contract was introduced

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from page 1 only be available in limited supply, McIntyre said, and people who need more material should be able to obtain it at local floral supply stores. The town also has information available on its website. Entomologists from state and federal departments and universities will be researching the winter moth population in Harpswell, along with aiding in efforts to combat it. State entomologist Charlene Donahue said in September the town won’t be able to fully exterminate the species, but it can make a considerable dent in the population over the next few years. “The winter moth won’t go away. It’s here,” she said. “This will just create an equilibrium so the impact is not as bad.” Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

Brunswick Council from page 1 dents in its peak years, has exacerbated the capacity situation. “In our current configuration, we’re currently using every mobile unit at our disposal,” Ellis said, “and we have compromised special education space at Harriet Beecher Stowe (Elementary School) to make our current K-5 population work. Obviously these solutions are not sustainable in the long term and potentially not in the short term.” And the assessment found that reopening Jordan Acres would prove too costly when weighing all of the options. Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski said it would cost the town $2.6

million to fix structural problems at Jordan Acres and an additional $800,000 per year for staff and operating costs. As for Brunswick Junior High School, Ellis said there are several problems that need to be addressed, including rotting wood, floors that have sunk by six inches in one area, recurrent water problems and other safety issues. If the facilities plan goes forward, Perzanoski said, people can expect to vote on a bond for facilities upgrades and renovations next spring. Construction and renovations could start as early as summer 2013 and would take around two years to complete, he said. Perzanoski said work will begin on Coffin School first because of the town’s capacity problem in kindergarten through fifth grade. He said the school wouldn’t be able to handle an unexpected influx of new students. While the plan’s public hearing produced no critics or supporters, Councilor Benet Pols said he received three e-mails criticizing the town’s use of money for the project. In a e-mail forwarded to town councilors and Town Manager Gary Brown, resident Jean Powers said the proposal to spend $174,500 is “fleecing taxpayers again.” She asked why the town is looking to use funds from the municipal budget and not the school budget, when the schools have more than a $2 million surplus. “It should be denied as they don’t need it,” Powers said. Brown explained that taking funds from the municipal budget, instead of the schools’, will actually save money. If the funds were appropriated from the school budget, he said, it would have had to go

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to referendum, which would have cost the town an additional several thousand dollars. In addition, Brown said leftover funds from the school budget will lapse to next year’s budget to reduce the impact on taxpayers. “By amending the municipal budget, we can avoid the referendum and it saves the town some money,” Brown said, “and it gets this project underway with some level of certainty. ... It’s just a lot simpler, a lot cleaner. “ The town manager also said the council initially appropriated $200,000 in July 2011 for the Master Facilities Plan, but nearly $69,000 of those funds went back to the municipal budget earlier this year because there was no contract in place for the second phase. Brown said any leftover funds from the plan’s second phase will lapse to the municipal budget in the same manner. Responding to questions from a few councilors, Perzanoski said PDT Architects was the only contractor to make a bid for this phase of the Master Facilities Plan. In addition, he said, because the contractor’s bid didn’t come until late spring, the town wasn’t able to add the second phase’s cost to the 2012-2013 budget when it was finalized in May. Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

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stipulation HOC could not accept. “You will never accept money from private investors (with a fee like that),” Shaver said. Instead, he said, HOC was willing to give a percentage of its gross revenue to the town, although the amount would be lower than what RAS would have been required to give. The town would have also required approval of any ownership transfers for sub-lessees of HOC, Shaver said, an unusual requirement for a lease agreement like this. In addition, the HOC board member said the town’s expectation for the HOC board to offer personal guarantees on any debts was unrealistic, because the board consists entirely of volunteers. The personal guarantees would have allowed a creditor to lay claim on the guarantors’ assets if HOC defaulted, he said. “We’re volunteers. We’re just creating something for the town,” he said. “It’s not customary in commercial arrangements.” For now, Shaver said any HOC development will have to wait while the board looks for other property. “Our view is that RAS Corp. will go establish business somewhere else,” Shaver said, “and HOC is being put on hold.” Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ DylanLJMartin.

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